The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on February 15, 1984 · 1
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Tn icm tf grow rFT3 rmsf FSSr -!;' ' AIVH M Chain has ambitious plans , Prize cook has many talents '"KSaos000 AH ;j - , TOMOCtow. Cloudy: Vol. 148 No. 102 BALTIMORE, FEBRUARY 15, 1984 StlMl i - " 25 CENTS Sumners leads American Rosalynn Sumners of Edmonds, Wash., leads the women's figure skating today after the compulsories which count for 30 percent of total score. Downhill delayed i rv i The women's downhill i I event has been I I postponed due to poor visibility on Mount Jahorina and may be held . tomorrow. Seven gold medals "70 After today's early I Zi events, East Germany Ljc-J. leads in the chase for medals with a total of 19, including seven gold. The United States has three medals, one gold and two silver, all won by women. Full Olympic coverage in today's Sports section Dancers Dean and Torvill. A dozen perfect scores British ice dancers m Javne Torvill and HhristoDher Dean received 12 Derfect scores in the freestyle last night to win a gold medal, but Americans Judy Blumberg and Michael Siebert finished a heartbreaking fourth. Tonight's TV ESPN SportsCenter: Olympic Edition from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Hockey, alpine skiing, speed skating, luge, cross-country skiing and figure skating coverage from 8 to 1 1 p.m. on Channels 13 and 7. Highlights of today's events from 1 1 :30 to midnight on Channels 13 and 7. Tomorrow's events Men's cross-country, men's speed skating, and men's and women's figure skating. Inside today Ethel Merman dies at 75 Page F4 Fo.d ortkW, recipe Section D. Accent .. B 1 Money. .... CI Ann Under ......... . B3 F5 .. M B4 AM E2 M A Sections B5 Obitvariei M Other Voice. A1S Sperta El Television............. B7 Town Crier..... M Yeur Image.......... B2 v - 1 . t r !7 Photos by Jed Kirschbaum Evening Sun Staff Th Rv. Bernard T. Pogano tits at his Nw Jrty horn. Cleared tf rofobsries, priesf suing 4 ffteers By Jeffrey W. Peters Evening Sun Staff WILMINGTON, Del. -In the days following his exoneration, the Rev. Bernard T. Pagano accepted plenty of apologies, including those of Delaware's attorney general. But unrepentant then and now, the policemen who built the case against him refuse to admit any mistake or error. Beginning March 16, Pagano will attempt to convince a U.S. District Court jury that the police did not simply bungle the investigation, but resorted to fabricated evidence and unreliable witnesses to support their accusations he was the "Gentleman Bandit," a po lite but armed robber who staged a series of hold-ups near Wilmington in early 1979. If the jurors agree that the three detectives, Thomas Shannon, Timothy Hadley and Warren Schueler, and State Police public information officer Albert Ament Jr. acted without proper evidence and put of questionable motives, Pagano could collect a lot of money. He is suing for $5 million. Alfred Fabricant, a New York attorney representing Pagano, called the police work shoddy and sloppy. He speculates that even their initial suspicion was based on questionable tips, and that the investigation soon escalated beyond their control. See MALICIOUS, A4, Col. 1 Pagano strives to repair his life after 1979 arrest By Jeffrey Peters Evening Sun Staff On the night of the Rev. Bernard T. Paga-no's arrest for the "Gentleman Bandit" robberies, police called the priest's spiritual father to visit Pagano in his cell. "The bishop Thomas J. Mardaga came into a room about this size," Pagano recalled, gesturing to the 12- by 12-foot dining room of his temporary home in New Jersey. "They're going to book you," Mardaga, head of the Wilmington, Del., diocese, told Pagano. "We can't help you at all," the bishop is quoted as having informed his apparently wayward cleric. "Not even a lawyer?" "Nothing." ..... : See PAGANO, A4, Col. 1 . ' ll lad Hit com pontons? Biblos a rosary and -lots of ciaartts. .iZ mir tax By Suzanne Wooton Evening Sun Staff In a surprise move that Immediately wreaked havoc with the state budget, Gov. Harry R, Hughes today proposed a 5 percent surcharge for two years on the state income tax as a way of financing new education aid and Chesapeake Bay cleanup programs in 1985. The move, which drew immediate opposition from most legislators, simply means that Marylanders' tax bills would rise by 5 percent for 1984 and 1985. For instance, the tax bill for a single taxpayer earning 825,000 a year would rise from $988 to 81,037 next year. Hughes said the tax would produce $85 million in revenue. The announcement today immediately jeopardized passage of the so-called supplemental budget which contains $60.1 million in education aid and perhaps the $15 million for the Bay cleanup initiatives. A few lawmakers even suggested the programs be scrapped altogether next year. "My best guess is we're not going to pass the tax increase," said Sen. Laurence Levi tan, D-Montgomery, chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee. "To a lot of people, the education aid package is not that important" ' However, other leaders vowed to look for ways to avoid the tax in- See HUGHES, All, Col. 1 Injunction is sought against deck strikers By Ron Hetrlck Evening Sun Staff Waterfront management is going to court today to seek an injunction ordering Baltimore's largest dock-workers local back to work. William J. Detweiler, president of the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore, said a hearing is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. before Federal District Court Judge Walter E. Black Jr. Earlier today Garris S. McFadden, president of Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association, said he was prepared to send his members back to work if waterfront management will go back to the bargaining table. McFadden said today his local is still on strike. Yesterday the port's four other locals approved a new contract and are scheduled to return to work at 7 p.m. today. The port-wide walkout began Thursday. Car also gone Management's response to McFad-den's offer was brief. "We have a contract There will be no negotiations," Detwieler said. McFadden told a crowd of about 500 at a Local 333 meeting this morning that they should report Local 333 members they see working, and "we will take care of it" Robert DeShields, a lawyer, told union members that the local is an autonomous body and could not be bound by the vote of the other locals, unless they agreed to do so. John Kopp, ILA international vice president, and Hershey Richardson, Atlantic Coast District vice president, declared the new three-year contract ratified after the pact was approved 685 to 139 by four locals yesterday. It was the same contract that was rejected 1,286 to 939 last Wednesday, See PORT, A5, Col. 1 - 'J Teacher is missing; home burglarized By Dan Fesperman and William B. Talbott . Evening Sun Staff An industrial arts teacher who once went eight years without missing a day of work has been missing ; along with his car since Monday, and his Westgate home was broken into, Baltimore County police said today. When Oliver Wendell Munson, 39, a teacher at Ellicott City Middle School in Howard County, failed to re- . port for work Monday, school officials tried to reach him at home and - at his nwther's home in Chestertown." - Wendell Munson's brother, James Munson of Dover.; Del.; then drove to Baltimore County Monday to check -Munson's house in the 600 block of Orpington Road, in the Catonsville area just west of the city line. ...-in Neither Wendell Munson nor his 1980 bronze Ford Pinto, with Maryland license tag GTZ-094, was at-home but the house appeared undi$- turbed, the brother said. : :" ; When James Munson returned the home yesterday, both his brother and the car still were missing but James Munson said he discovered the home had been broken into through a rear door, and someone apparently had taken two video cassette recorders and a television set : See MISSING, A12, Col. 1 U.S. Marines encircled at Beirut airport area . BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Anti-government forces surrounded the U.S. Marine base at Beirut airport today after Druse insurgents linked up with Shiite Moslem militiamen and took control of the highway into the city. A Druse advance overnight seized the last area, south of the airport, in which the battered Lebanese army acted as a buffer between the Marines and militia forces. Shiiteiili- tia controlled the areas north, east and west of the airport base. A Marine spokesman said the U.S. forces did not come under, fire in the offensive.-The advance by the Syrian-supported Druse "has raised some concern, obviously," said Army CoL Ed McDonald, chief spokesman for the U.S. contingent in the multinational peacekeeping force in Beirut See MIDEAST, A3, CoL 3 Air Force Mafici' keeps the imperiled B-l alive Knight-Ridder WASHINGTON The resourceful Air Force officers who won stars and eagles fighting for a new manned bomber also won a Pentagon nickname: the B-l Mafia. - They earned the sobriquet by ignoring a presidential decision to kill the B-l and raiding the budgets of other Air Force programs to keep the airplane alive. They earned it by creating and . promoting a clique of B-l loyal-Ists, by shading figures in their bomber's favor, and by playing bolder politics than their political Last of three articles That's not shocking; it's what keeps people busy in the peace time Pentagon. Nor is it shocking that Congress and the administra- ' tion - failed to closely ' and independently analyze the wisdom of buildlns: a; new bombert neither -;bodyihas the timenor the resources. Rather, they acceptai the Air Force's arguments Utat it was a wise thing to do, despite a decade -of warnings from many defense professionals that the B-l bomber : was an overpriced aircraft whose time had come and gone. - -. " - - Defense Secretary Caspar' Weinberger and his deputy secretary at the time, Frank Carlucci, "prettynuch left itto the Air SeVsOMSESL. A, Col. 1

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