Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland
I About feet the town's 'Citizen of Year.' SEE PAGE 13 HOWELL MICROFILMS P. 0. BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 Tuesday Vr j is banking on his physique. SEE PAGE 21 Tropical For ttt pago 7. VOL. Cl NO. 230 SEPTEMBER GOOD DONT FORGET THE ANNAPOLIS Library at 1410 West St wffl reopen at 9 a.m. tomorrow and the. port-Annapolis Neck ait Hfllsmere will re- sume its regular hours. OADNECK Crofton its compete-tor school DR.QOTT TREMORS ABE fairly com- moo in older patients. Page 15. CHILDREN A LECTURE series for par- social workers and medi- personnel deals with development in the flrtt three ENTERTAINMENT THE NAVAL Academy mu- seum exhibits works of Ed- wajd the school's first drawing teacher. PsgeX- STATE A JUDGE rules that a Pa- River sewage plant of NATIONS WORLD PRESIDENT REAGAN and Soviet leader MikhaQ S. Gor- bachev wiB a Soviet spy wfll be allowed him to leave the tad a prominent dissident wilt be afiowed to leave the Soviet Union. Ptge SEVERE thunderstorms pommeled the nation's mid- section. Page 3. SPORTS CAL RIPKEN SR. has been interviewed for the Orioles' managing job. The lose again in Bos- ton. Page 21. PEOPLE Mary Lou Retton is retiring from gymnastics at the ripe- oid-age of 18 to concentrate on eeUtge. decision to retire was JttSVd on my feeling that I have achieved the goals as a gymnast that I set out for myself e v e r a 1 i years said a news conference goals now are to- Btttoo U a freihmtn at the Uaiversity of majoring la communications. This se- she'i going to school ptrt time and classes in aaatch and SagttshJ tfca 1884 Olympic wtnaer also said sbe wai dose to signing a contract with HBC-TV to serve as a com- for gymnastics. for a took at other people in the aews figi 3. JMTTfRY iftaibtrf drawn Thm-digit TH Ptek4-88H. 40 pig Adi cduinni Beit 16 .17' ideas Links public housing By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Arguing that public bousing has helped foster Annapolis Po- lice Chief John C. Schmitt opposes a measure that would promote the construction of more affordable housing. Alderman Carl the sponsor of the yesterday denounced Schmitt's charging that it on rac- The measure would pro- vide certain developers with relaxed density restrictions if a percentage of the housing they build is allotted to tow- and moderate-income resi- dents. In a memorandum dated Sept. Schmitt said the city's experience with public housing proves that a relationship exists between the size of a city's lower class and crime. Schnutt'i opinion was HHt.Jjtoft Plaaning and Zoning De- partment along with comments from the Department of Public Works. The bin is scheduled to come the city's Planning and Zoning.Com- mission Thursday night. Schmitt wrote in the memo that he opposed the measure because it have adverse on the police department and the city. is a commonly recognized' premise throughout the law enforce- ment community that a direct corre- lation exists between the percentage of a city's population within the lower socio-economic class and its crime Schmitt said. premise has proven true in which has suffered an ease throughout recent years hi its crime generated from federally subsidized housing projects already dispersed throughout the Such statements are said D-Ward There is no denying that some Page CoL Amerieans getting healthy Blacks petition to void primary By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer A group of Annapolis area blacks claim that election law violations caused two black candidates to lose the Sept. 9 pri- mary. In a petition filed in Circuit Court eight blacks allege that George Phelps a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District and Cecil a candidate for the Democratic central com- lost because people In ly black areas of the district were not allowed to vote. Phelps finished a distant fifth in the House race and Burton finished fifth in a field of 15 vying for three central committee seats.- L The plaintiffs asked the court to declare the District 30 election null and void and to place Phelps and Burton on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. The petition dates that the plaintiffs and the black oi District 30 were itttntional rights have beet be- People who changed their address were not allowed to vote. People were purged from the rolls although they had voted in the last election and had not moved. Polling places were changed without notification. Voters were and discour- aged from voting by stowfesg down the voting process to the point that some voters tot the voting Voting two polling places broke Voters were sent to incorrect polling places. x They further claim that Michael who finished second in a seven-way race for the party's nomination to the three House was not a legal resident of the district and that his name should be removed from OB Page CoL in By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Americans are dieting and buckling their seat belts in an effort to improve their health and but nearly one-third of ail adults still smoke and less than half exercise regularly. That's the word from the National Center for Health which surveyed households last year to learn what Americans know about their health and what they are doing to improve it. A sharp increase ta seat belt use was the major new accord- ing to the study made public yester- day. is evidence that teat belt use 'is tocfoasifft the cen- ter with the stare of adults wearing seat belts most of the time increasing from 80 percent in the first three months of 1985 to 41 percent for the last three months. no doubt the impact of seat belt legislation in many states during said the the behavior and kaowl' edge of people aged 18 and older. was among those states to enact mandatory leat-beK kgisla- ttoa this the study also found that Americans are making an effort to lose but less than baM are exercising regularly and lilfe ben continue to smoke cigarettes despite wide knowledge of the dan- ger involved. According to the 55 percent of man and 42 percent of women consider their weight about one-quarter of men and almost one-hatt of all women trying to lose primarily by fnwr or increasinf physical UM report said. That didn't mean Despite the wtttiprt ad publicity lor unrdM spas and otter physical activities in recent the study tail tftat than out. hatt the adult popula- tion exercises on a regular and only one-quarter have done so for five years Or Foar-fifths of aU adults believe they are at least as active as other people their the study when questioned hi detail the researchers found that ma- jority are not knowledgeable regard- ing the specific requirements for exercise to strengthen heart and while cigarette smoking has been Page CoL DELAY BEVERLY TRUON K CMMt By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer Mayo reildenti celebrated with cham- pagne two ifo when the county bought 510 of prime parkland la south covBty. itlil wilting for the flrit pkate countr offtclals sptod their ihopplnf would-bt parks. Beverly Trltoc Btieh ind South Rivtr Farm rtprtMit i rtctnt ihtft in tht county priortbtt from develop- mrat to ewMpUteu Mirtr this ytir cut tor crMtiai poWk parks oe ttw O.U AffiioD Bcverlr Beach aad 81.7 mflttoa Sovth Rirer Farms. 'Buying spree9 puts big parks on hold They say Intense growth preuure con- viaead tbem to scoop up ai much parkland as pOMible. even if exiitinj property alts Mo for in an acquisition mode County Executive 0. Jamen the terrific growth we're it really ia Imperative thit the otctttary land for park development in tbthiturt The rtfult u the moit imbltioui pirk- purebaaiai effort iloce ihf mid ic- cordiaf to JoMpfa P McCann. director of tbt county Department of Parks and Bat back parks te cousty turotd oew land to catch up with a aesaid.