Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
uth These activities give you a lift. Friday UM expecting Ross to leave. SEE PAQE 21 HOWELL MICROFILMS P. 0. BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 Tomorrow's for 85 cloud VOL Cl NO. 221 SEPTEMBER r 25 GOOD Wtti Sponsor ot eight Historic W a.m. to Tickets art tt YWCA'on any tent. .officials renew residents test TEB stumps Su- Court Chief Justice inoculations and BFHF auction tad will highlight Bay Maritime Anin- to- ol four Bavre de Grace. WITH the Soviets demand for the of as American re- ZEALAND won the ie at the 1MB Ken. Hawaii laurnstiooil Serin. Page 94. dismisses rumors be may safer at the Yaa- C Janei pri- Ar wee te ACLU vows to fight city Officials see legal thicket By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Annapolis faces court battle if the city requires random drug tests for the state director of the American Civil Liberties Union said yesterday. there is a program in place to look we're ready to go to court on the said Stuart director of the Maryland ACLU chapter. The warning comes amid continuing reac- tion to the announcement earlier this week that the city is considering drug-testing for firefighters and some public transpor- tation employees. The city is one of the first in the nation to consider random drug-testing for its employ- Said a spokesman for the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees. Any program of random drug-testing would Device lost since reappears at 1986 auction By SHERRY YAEK Staff Writer A rare navigational artifact apparently stolen while on loan to St. John's College in 1961 also seems to have vanished from memo- ries and school records. The called a be- longed to Chicago's Adler Planetarium and may be worth as much as It was used by 16th-century travelers to tell time and determine planetarium spokeswoman Sondra Thorson said. In the device Was loaned to St. Mrs. Thorson but disappeared before it could be returned. The records she has do not give the name of the person at St. Johns who borrowed it. A July tbe Evening Capital reported the sundial was valued at when stolen and was discovered missing when a represent- ative of tbe planetarium came to pick up the 39-piece exhibit from the college. The artifacts were kept in a glass cabinet in the Francis Scott Key Memorial Hall. The cabinet was closed with thumbscrews and metal according to the newspaper ac- count. At least part of the disappearance was explained recently when a planetarium cura- tor located the compendium in a June catalog from the New York office of a London-based auction boose. It was set for sale during a December Christies spokeswoman Amanda Jen- kins said. Several St John's administrators and staff from 1961 said last week they could not recall theft. President Emeritus Richard D. Weigle said hf did not remember having tbe compendium on campus nor did be recall anything on loan fmm a museum being stolen. Miriam former registrar and ar- faculty member J. Wmfree author of a book about the and former librarian Charlotte Fletcher said they never beard of tbe missing artifact nor did they remember tbe coOege navtag exhibits. Kathryn prtstat said if strange or the former librarian had not of tbe tt is a weD- kept That soundi sensational enough that 1 have beard abort Mrs. Kfauer said. found nothing on her shelves that might of what happened. it was an she might be something that was kept utterly secret Assistant Dtin Barbara Leonard said sbe oot remember the exhibit nor tbe disap- pearance of an artifact Mitt Leonard said sbe talked with several other who were on canpas st tbe time and found DO clues. City police could not find tbe report from tt appareaOy was ia accord- aaee with oapartaaal regvittioas abort eU violate the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. which protects against unreason- able search and Comstock-Gay said. a search of a person's in and you're doing it without probable cause to believe that a person is violating any he said. To file a the civil liberties organi- zation would have to represent a city employ- ee who refused to take the Comstock-Gay said. A lawsuit by the ACLU would not be a but the city intends to respect constitutional rights with any program it Mayor Dennis Callahan said. Noting that President Reagan plans to implement a similar program using urine tests for up to 1.1 million federal Calla- han said the city will follow federal drug- on Page Col. By LORRAINE AHEARN Staff Writer The quickening movement toward broader drug screening for government employees could invite a backlash of legal and public county and state officials In legal research requested by the county attorneys for Anne Arundel County cautioned that random drug tests could leave the county open to civil rights lawsuits by employees. And the state's top drug prevention expert said public opinion toward random urinalysis tests may sour once the public learns how the tests work. isn't like going to your doctor's office and standing behind a curtain. The person Should be naked and be said How- ard acting director of the Mary- land Drug Abuse Administration. fairly degrading and embarrassing and dehumanizing if done Although workers in private industry have had difficulty proving that random drug tests are an invasion of government em- ployees have won court challenges in a grow- ing number of cases nationwide. Because they work for the public employees can invoke the Fourth Amendment of the which protects citizens from government search and seizure that is or not based on suspicion. Mayor Dennis Callahan this week an- nounced a proposal to require tests for firemen and city bits drivers. But county officials say they will not proceed with random tests unless a Maryland court rules on the question. think the only effective program is on Page Col. IT NEVER FAItS sure way to bring on rain is to wash your as Watt Rtvar sittert-ln-law discovered this week. At Shephenft Car Wash on Spa and Bonnte Watt wlpad every speck of dirt from their pickup truck Wednesday afternoon only to be greeted with thowert a day later. Forecattert tay there la a 30 percent chanoe of more thowert tomorrow. For the weekend tee pace 5. Higher interest rates seen Area bank stocks still struggling after market's plunge By KEVIN DtAWBAUGH Staff Witter Tbe stock market's bittork pionge of 120 points in two days last week raises some economic warning local analysts said. For signs of higher taterest and continued market volatility soean Uttle in the near future. But such signs have clear stfatfleanee for investors for tbe economy as a whole m UM long analysts said. Tbe Dow Jooes average of St tadeatrial stocks fell record-setting ft poiBti last Thursday and slid another M petals Friday n tat vtert trsdlng ever. Stock pricts have not dropped so as- fast OB a pereenUf e basis state 1ML This tbe aurket eagiaf op The slide underlines a message for for higher interest rates in six Mike Ferris A Co. vice president waves watte sam Betas I potats Moalay aad 10 Mats tata whan tW ear. aise takasl lor the repart iliuaiiiii I pasus Wnstistay aatf 4 aaaats w twe ha aaU. ftgt yasavwty. as4 saxk from sometiitaf like said Ted aa investment broker at Baker Watts A Co. to Baltimore Brokers started work cautiously whan there will be a so-catted wttchtaf what slack a artweta swings. Local stocks suffered last week as mack as others aad recovered uacertaJBiy this weak. For instance. stock fell from last Wednesday to 31 at last Friday's close. By yesterday it was up to Area bank stocks continue to struggle. Citicorp has fallen from 5JH 51 to srvea days. Maryland National Bank. Baltimore Baa- Chase Manhattan. Mercantile Bank- and Equitable Baacorp took heavy lasses last week and rsboaadtd this week. Tbe slide la baak stocks aaderitoas the oat Cifteir Bftf CttAaMflfcCR analysts eoald dtsosn to last week's aurktt activity. for higher urterwt rates ta six said Mitt OoMniii. vice first. m fege t. Cat i.