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Salisbury, Md. Tue., Jan. 11, 1983 STATE & LOCAL THE DAILY TIMES 3 shore Briefs High Court To Hear Md. Charities Case Gas Firm To Erect New Building SALISBURY - Plans by Chesapeake Utilities Corp. navt been cleared for construction of a gas regulator "i mam oireei near uermamaVircie. The city council Monday night OK'd a special exception ordinance granting the natural gas supplier permission to erect the building adjacent to a residential neighborhood. The special ordinance was needed because the current zoning code only allows such facilities in industrial zones. There were no objections from the audience and the ordinance passed on a unanimous vote. , 13 Quality For Commissions SALISBURY - Thirteen city-based insurance agencies have qualified to receive commissions from the sale of insurance to the City of Salisbury. Last fall, the city council approved an eight-point list of criteria to be used to determine If city Insurance agencies should share in the commissions earned by a special committee that finds and sells insurance to the city government. Firms meeting the guidelines include, Avery Hall, Harris J. Riggin, George M. Dallas, Hanna and Kremer, Gray, Cooper, Albert F. Laws, Insiey, Henderson, Elliott and Pryor, Smith and Cropper and J. Harvey Dixon. The Kolb and Mann firms were also Included because they had previously qualified under old rules. A three-man Insurance committee receives 50 percent of the commission on any insurance sale to the city while the other firms split the remaining 50 percent. Open Space Priorities Set SALISBURY Six "Project Open Space" ideas have been targeted by the city council as the top priority projects for fiscal 1984. The council Monday night decided the following Items should be listed in order of importance: the Camden-Newton children's playground, extension of River Walk Park behind the Avery Hall insurance agency, a pedestrian bridge replacing the Camden Street bridge, a picnic pavillion in the city park near Pony League, acquisition of a small waterfront lot downtown and extension of the horseshoe tournament grounds. The list goes to the Wicomico County recreation commission, which decides the importance of those projects along with others In the county. The state provides open space money annually as a matching grant program to promote recreational and park expansion. Not all projects are funded, however. Merchant Gets Renovation Loan ' SALISBURY A new men's store Is coming to the Downtown Plaza and the merchant who is behind the project has received a loan from the city council to fix up his new store. . The council voted 3-to-l Monday night to loan Robert Meed of Easton $100,000 at 1 percent interest over a 10-year period. Meed plans to expand his Blades men's store operation in a renovated building adjacent to the Plaza Garden park. The money comes from a grant which funds a program to stimulate downtown revltalization. ; Samuel W. Seidel voted against the loan offer, saying he disagreed with the stipulations that say If Meed defaults, the city would acquire the store's inventory as part of the repayment. Seidel also said the length of time to repay the loan was too long. Mathias Aide To Be In Salisbury SALISBURY A representative of Sen. Charles McC. Mathias, R-Md., will meet in Salisbury with his constituents who may need assistance in dealing with federal programs, or who have sueeestions on legislation before Congress. Randy Dove will be in Salisbury Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 106 of the Government Of flee Building. News-Journal Names New Editor WILMINGTON (AP) - John M, Flanagan has been named managing editor of the Wilmington News-Journal newspapers, succeeding J. Taylor Buckley Jr. as the head of day-to-day news operations. Flanagan has been acting managing editor since July . when Buckley became managing editor of USA Today's business section. Both USA Today and the News-Journal newspapers are published by Gannett Co. Inc. Flanagan will head news operations for the Wilmington Morning News and the Evening Journal. ; Maryland Brieis r State Offices To Close Friday ': ' BALTIMORE All offices of the Maryland Department of Human Resources, including local departments of social services and employment security, will be closed Friday In observance of Martin Luther King's birthday. Unemployment insurance claimants who regularly report on Friday should report on Thursday, Jan. 13, at the exact time assigned to them. Agents Seize Untaxed Cigarettes JESSUP, Md. (AP) Federal agents have charged ' three men with trafficking in untaxed cigarettes after a trailer load of nearly a million packages of Kools was seized here. Undercover agents had arranged to buy the 45-foot trailer load of Kools for $250,000, according to William Wildrick of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. We showed them $50,000, they showed us the cigarettes and we busted them," he said. Wildrick said that if the cigarettes had been resold In Maryland it would have resulted in a tax loss to the state of about $100,000. Charged with possessing contraband cigarettes were -Jack Cooper, 52, and Sammy Stone, 36, both of Florence, S.C., and Ronald Hodges, 33, of Rocky Mount, Va., Wildrick said. Locksmith Charged In Burglaries IROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Montgomery County police have arrested a Bethesda man and charged him with using his skills as a locksmith to burglarize three homes in Bethesda. - Jeffrey Lynn Laudermtlk, 29, was first arrested last - Dec. 20 after his car was seen leaving a house where a burglary had Just taken place. He was released on $5,000 bond raised by his parents, according to Det. Bernard Forsythe. That break-in had teen reported on Dec. 16. Laudermilk was re-arrested at his home on Jan. 6 and held at the Seven Locks Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond. On Monday, officials issued a third warrant in connection with a Dec. 10 burglary at another home in Bethesda. Laudermilk and his father have operated the "Georgetown Locksmith" out of their home in Bethesda. Fort Detrick Suit Settled FREDERICK, Md. (AP) A monetary settlement has been reached between the family of a former Fort Detrick employee, left disabled after being exposed to poison, and the federal government. - Lena Dinterman, whose husband Howard was injured 18 years ago, would not disclose the amount of the . settlement in the long-contested workman's compensation claim. But she noted that in addition to a cash award the government agreed to assume responsibility for her husband's past and future medical bills. - "It's nothing for what my husband has gone through. It's not a drop in the bucket' Mrs. Dinterman said Monday. WASHINGTON (AP) - A unconstitutional violation of Maryland law that frh8Pn;p v. . . supporters say was designed D, f f.VJ' "n ,a.w to prevent fraud by charities m"ar & J ihT that spend more than 25 tThJuMmnhy percent of the donations they lSse' uSsoni90, receive on fund-raising will whichn J nd-raising be reviewed by the Supreme ' threhi0Iir vari0U!J q0W chapters of the Fraternal The court agreed Monday Ml to decide whether states can .S.W W?B i i 0 ii . LTHHCtMHU lUllLrHITLK wnn rn MiirlI2mQmJi Munm firm rather than rom door-to-door fund r"mrruT,S risk prosecution for raising Just because they raising. " ZS The court said it will study iimit bv chanties. Maryland's attempt to The Maryland Court of reinstate its spending limit. Appeals ruled last Aug. 5 which the state's Highest that the law violated the court ruled was an free-speech rights of the charitable organization. The state court noted that the law is designed to prevent fraud by charities. But it interpreted a 1980 Supreme Court decision to bar states from imposing such limits on charitable organizations. In the 1980 case, the Supreme Court ruled that charities cannot be barred outlawed door-to-door Maryland officials soliciting unless at least 75 contended there were many percent of the proceeds was differences between the used for charity rather than town ordinance and its own expenses, staff salaries and law on charities. spend more than a specified percentage of the money for expenses and other non-charitable purposes. The court struck down a village ordinance in Schaumburg, 111., that administrative costs. In the Schaumburg case, the Justices said the restriction limited the free-speech rights of the charity, which in that case Involved a group called Citizens for a Better Environment. The court said the spending limit ordinance was particularly damaging to organizations engaged primarily in taking stands on issues. 'The Maryland statute and the regulations interpreting it are in fact light years away from the situation condemned" In the Schaumburg case, state lawyers argued. "There will always be professional fund-raisers willing to offer such services at a 25 percent fee in Maryland even if Munson is driven from the market' the state said. Maryland's statute allows the secretary of state to make exceptions to the 25 percent celling, and a spokesman for that office. Thomas A. Cassidy, has said exceptions have been granted liberally, on advice from the state attorney general's office. State records show that some charities that have been granted waivers of the 25 percent limit have legally spent 48 percent to 85 percent of their Income on fund-raising. The Maryland attorney general's office has argued that the 25 percent expense limit protects "the citizenry of Maryland from sham and fraud.' ''v. v ! H , t h k ;. ' , 1 I - 'f ' ri v v . rt b'-wM"- :n ) i :.;q ----- "' 1 "l f -, i'lt - ' - f - Biden Holds Town Meeting In Selbyville has to be stimulated and unemployment reduced. "With more people working, more people are contributing to the system," he said. BIDEN ALSO suggested WINTER WALK. A rain splattered Vietnam Veterans Memorial In Washington reflects an umbrella-covered passerby Monday. A flag planted by a visitor sits in front of the granite panels which bear the names of the missing and dead from the Vietnam War. (APLaserphoto) By CHARMAINE CULVER Of The Times Staff SELBYVILLE - Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. addressed national problems including social security, defense spending. me leaerai aencit and that a gradual increase in unemployment, during a the retirement age would town meeting in Selbyville help to improve the social Monday night. security system while at the More than 150 Sussex same time, help to offset the County residents attended predicted labor shortage 20 the two-hour session to years from now. question Delaware's junior He added the government senator and to voice their has to peg annual cost-of-concerns. living increases for social During the meeting, Biden security recipients. He said outlined some of his social security payments proposals for improving the should go up only when financial condition of the wages increase, social security system. Biden also said he Is He said the problem stems opposed to federal from the fact there are more retirement pay, whereby people living longer in the federal employees draw U.S. today. Biden suggested retirement funds from an that to improve the financial account separate from the stability of the system, petty social security system, politics has to be taken out of "What's good tor the goose it. is good for the gander," he He said that all the said. However, he said that nation's political leaders such a transition should need to get together, take a start fresh. "It is not fair to stand on the issue, and work change the rules in the toward correcting the middle of the game." problem. Biden said that the He also said the economy problem with defense Schmidt To Biden Meets With Reagan ijune081 Signing Of Crime Bill Urged By BILL STERNBERG Times Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.( left a White House meeting saying he is hopeful President Reagan will sign an anti-crime bill approved in the lame duck Congress. "I think his heart is with us," Biden said after the 45-minute meeting last week. ted the post when his congressional suDDorters of ecessor left amid 5S??L8"'MI?I.1 vuc vi nut; po,nagc uif;k nun Reagan in an effort to win the president's backing. Reagan must sign the bill by Jan. h or it will automatically. , ANNAPOLIS (AP) -When Thomas W. Schmidt leaves his post as . Maryland's prisons chief at the end of June he says he'll be tired but satisfied. "I personally think we Hhave made a lot of progress toward getting the system in order, and toward getting it managed. The system was in disarray," said the secretary of public safety and corrections who accen preaece controversy 21 months ago, spending has been caused by the government's fluctuating foreign policy interests. He explained that administrations have been reluctant to fulfill a five-year spending plan because they were unwilling to define their interests concerning foreign policy. HE ADDED THAT as defense spending increases and decreases from year to year and from administration to administration, the country's weapons axe outdated by the time they are completed. , "Some long range go$s have to be established arid the defense budget should be designed to meet tho$e objectives," he said. Biden also addressed questions concerning the federal deficit. One resident suggested that the United States abolish foreign aide to other countries until the federal budget is once again solvent. ' Biden said that hre continuously votes against foreign aide unless the United States has a major foreign military base in that country or unless there is purely a humanitary need. ''After all, you can never rje sure it will get there to the people that need it," he said. Biden said that the government has bee cutting the wrong programs in an attempt to reduce tKe $200 billion deficit. For U7jm.m v..A,.nL example, he said that Coat TThPrrf Guard funding has steadier General CltL " "T,LH RMph been cut when the Coast STf.l.11" E'i8": Guard is instrumental ih "I think we have made more progress in the last year and a half or two years than anybody could reasonably have thought we could make," said Schmidt. During his tenure in the office, Schmidt has toughened the corrections system's policies on work-release, made it harder to be classified as minimum security and presided over a major building program as well as a burgeoning of the inmate population, Lotteries The Justice Denartmpnt According to Biden, objects to a Biden-sponsored Reagan said he would "do provision in the oil! that some soul-searching" before would rrpnt a Hma nar tn makinc a decision. oversee a government The drug czar provision is Sen. Strom Thurmond, thiFtl nHnl,J. in . nno nnrt nf tha cmron.nart R -S C Rpn William h,"VwmJ. viaVKUUWII UII Illegal vi "iv av.viiuuu -- C " , " narcotics. crime package. The Hughes, D-N.J.; and Rep. The department has urged administration supports the Harold Sawyer, R-Mich. neagan to veto me bill on the ullICI ai pIia neagau grounds that the drug czar must eitner accept or reject would create another layer the entire bill, of bureaucracy and Vetoing the bill would be undermine the anthnritv nf a serious mistake the attorney general. because the parts supported uy uie auniinibirauon nugiu not get tnrougn tne new Congress, Biden said. "If this goes down, the balleame's over. School's " , . ia. i . it ii 1 Ult UUl OllU ii uucau t IUUA drues. The out. you get no crime Dill," moony u next year 10 umu fhfno nrp onin- in OAt die senator said he gave Reagan he said. the powers of the drug czar. any better," he said ' . A 4. n(finUU t Thu oiinnnKlare nfttaH (hops V ' ( a yu-paee draft reDort rtuiiiiiiiMiuuiiuun;idiau BuFFviWia i.uW R rien M d there needs t0 the meeting clud m rearo Reaean. Vice President Smith could not be named to f.Wrtl hJLn tw BIDEN SAID the new position is needed to "settle the turf war" between seven federal agencies involved in me war on keeping drug traffic out of He said that the government should be spending more money to tSSVS RYtwml Has also nn W.S reduced funding to the 8?hJ mii h.? KrI customs agencies and to sign the bill, but Thurmond, innnl ofu chairman of the Senate rnMy lliiYi said "ald "FemV Jy mentals he was "not encouraged. , n f n , . . . fi , . .. fl t , A ' The fate of the bill may lo " ' : BAViAI;ta J?hi ilriJ t trouble when their benefits supporters will agree to nm Mii flnd it dfGSn,t look 90-paee draft reDort showing the lack of coordination in federal drug-fighting efforts. BALTIMORE (AP) - The winning number drawn Monday in Maryland's "Daily Numbers" lottery game is: 796. WILMINGTON (AP) The winning number drawn mu- i Monday in Delaware's me oldie iciuauia uuuei .tn:lv NumhPiV Inttprv federal court order to reduce Pi y overcrowding at several game was. j&b. facilities. ,,,TT njiMnrnw At Schmidt says wrestling r'Y.'' k!' ihaehAPn AI1C W"""B with such problems has been a challenging and interesting part of his job "I enjoy fighting those kinds of battles. The planning and getting programs moving are the fun types of work," he said. "It is the little nuisances, just the normal hassles, that aren't fun." Besides being a target of the public and lawmakers, the corrections secretary is often criticized by the 12,000 inmates under his jurisdiction, Schmidt noted. "It's kind of frustrating to be sued every other day" by inmates, he said. He added: "I don't think this job will every attract a person with excellent abilities for a long period of time. I think they would throw up their hands and say let somebody else do it. "I don't know, maybe all of government is getting like that." Schmidt, who has been in state government for 20 of his 50 years, said he will remain in his post through the General Assembly session that starts this week and through the current fiscal year. A spokesman for Gov. Harry Hughes expressed gratitude that Schmidt had stayed in the post as long as he has. Hughes "asked him to stay on with the specific job of strengthening the department, which he has done very effectively," the spokesman said. Schmidt, a budget specialist and former head of the state budget department, took over the corrections department after Secretary Gordon C. Kamka resigned on March 30,1981. - . Monday in Delaware's thrice-weekly "Play 4' lottery game was: 6598. Births U 4 ff. - 1 J I -J Monday Beebe Hospital, Lewes. Mr. and Mrs. Dalfonso Beckett, Frankford, son. Dorchester General Hospital, Cambridge. Mr. and Mrs.i Floyd Laws, Vienna, daughter. McCready Memorial Hospital, Crisfleld. Susan Davison, Princess Anne, daughter. Nantlcoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ryan, Seaford, son; and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carey, Georgetown, daughter. Peninsula General -Hospital Medical Center. Barbara Bratten, Girdletree, twin sons; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Calloway, Pittsville, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Messlck, Eden, and Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Nacy, Cruncoteague, sons; and Mr. and ' Mrs. Bruce White, Princess Anne, Mr. and Mrs. David Hammond, Sharptown, Tangee Burton, Eden, and Theresa Cornine, Roseberry Avenue, Salisbury, daughters. READY. Dels. S. Quinton "Q" Johnson, left, of Wicomico County and Clayton Mitchell, of the Upper Eastern Shore, are shown in Johnson's Annapolis office preparing for Wednesday's opening session of the General Assembly. Also shown are Janice Gruver, Johnson's legislative assistant, far left, and Mildred Murphy, his district office manager. DailyLog WICOMICO ALARMS Monday 4:54 p.m., chimney fire, Mary Jane Drive, Hebron. WORCESTER ALARMS Monday 2:04 p.m., electrical fire, Steam Mill Hill Road, Berlin. SUSSEX ALARMS Monday 1:30 p.m., house fire, Route 404, Bridgeville and Greenwood responded. Tuesday 1:50 a.m., tractor trailer fire, Atlanta Road, Seaford. 3:46 a.m., trailer fire, Bay City, Indian River. Police Beat State Police Radar Schedule Listed SALISBURY - Maryland State Police will conduct random radar surveillance at the following locations on Wednesday: 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m., Route 12; 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m., Route 50, west of Salisbury; 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m., Route 50, east of Salisbury; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jersey Road; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Route 349; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Route 50, east of Salisbury; 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Naylor MiU Road and Scenic Drive; 3 p,m. to 11 p.m., Route 13 Bypass; 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Route 50, east of Salisbury. Youth's Death Termed 'Suspicious9 SALISBURY - A Parkside Senior High School senior's death is being labeled suspicious, according to the Maryland State Police. Angela Evette Smith, 17, of 905 Booth St., was found dead on Woodlyn Street early Monday morning. According to police, a passing motorist found Miss Smith's body on the side of the street around 4:30 a.m. Police called the Salisbury fire department ambulance at 5: 14 a.m., and Miss Smith's body was transported to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy. Police said there were no external Injuries to the body, and are awaiting toxicology test results from the coroner. Newspaper Carrier Killed In Crash SEAFORD The Delaware Attorney General's office today was investigating a head-on crash which claimed the life of a 48-year-old Concord woman Monday, Delaware State Police said. A spokesman said Margaret "Peggy" Jean Webster was killed while delivering The Morning News to homes on Route 20 two miles south of here. It was the Delaware's first traffic fatality of 1983. As she drove on the westbound shoulder of Route 20, an eastbound truck driven by Donald Lee Brooks, 23, of East New Market, Md., went out of control, crossed the highway and collided head-on with her car, the spokesman said. Police had to use a special tool to remove her from the car. She was pronounced dead at Nantlcoke Memorial Hospital here at 6:05 a.m., 25 minutes after the crash. Brooks was not injured. Police said no charges have been filed against Brooks. Police said heavy rain, slick roads and poor visibility contributed to the crash. 'Not between the Democrats an 4 Republicans, but between the Democrats and Republicans and the president." ; Suspension Policy Is J Approved : By STEVE BURNS DELMAR The Delmar board of education Monday night adopted a strict In-school suspension program; "The kids tell me it is a more severe punishment," said Paul Biery, assistant principal. "The parents are very happy. I'm convinced it's the way to go." Biery said that a parent conference and a student meeting with a school counselor must be held in conjunction with the suspension. There are two types of suspension programs. One is scheduled on Fridays from 8:15 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., when students are expected to report to the in-school suspension. A maximum of seven students will be monitored by a supervisor while they do school work. No talking: will be allowed except witty the supervisor and no food,: gum or beverages may be consumed, except for lunch. "Kids look forward to being suspended out of school," Biery said. "Thii new program help the students to keep up with their work." An optional program will, be held four hours on Saturday when students will do physical work around the school, according to the new! policy. Transportation on-Saturday must be provided by the student. , ', An absence from school on; the day of the in-school' suspension ts not excused; ana the student must makeup the suspension, the school board decided. This action is the result of growing concern among school officials over truancy, rates. -

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