The Baltimore Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on October 19, 1988 · 26
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Wednesday, October 19, 1988
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2B I MARYLAND m THE SUN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1988 And why do coaches wear uniforms only in baseball? SIMON, from IB your country, Korea failed. O I still have difficulty with the concept of "solo" synchronized swimming. ..You know you're old if you can rerhember light switches that clicked. Paperback pick of the month: "The White Tiger" by Robert Stuart Nathan. Basketball coaches do not wear basketball uniforms. Football coaches do not wear football uniforms. Hockey coaches do not wear hockey uniforms. So how come baseball coaches wear baseball uniforms? ;x Whenever anyone tells you he has'good news and bad news for you; I'll bet you always ask for the bad news first. tr Does anyone still save tinfoil balls? What do you do when it gets really big? Make a Volkswagen out of it? 3ust to prove there is a life after death, the season opener of "Saturday Night Live" was actually funny. Only two or three segments were horrible. That's down from a high of 1 00 percent of them being horrible. Anybody dumb enough to buy a videotape rewinder deserves it. ; There's still nobody better than ViaScully. If you can manage to get Channel 5 in. Washington (try getting a 200-foot .antenna), you can see "Hill Street Blues" reruns at midnight ev-eryweeknight. feven though science has now prrjven that some snowflakes are alike, it Is still true than no two men shave alike. Anyone who drives with more Corruption is the issue as trial o ex-housing executive begins STRISSEL, from IB $2Jt million bid for a renovation job. In another case, he knew that one of had not done the woyk as specified, Mr. Schennlng said. iThree of the contractors will testify for the government, he said. They are: Robert N. Kniffen of R&K Contractors and Charles W. Ruff of Charles F. Ruff and Co. Inc., both of Baltimore; and James Blouin of Blpuln Construction Co. of Annapo-lis.M,": JSfniffen and Ruff already have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Prosecutors have agreed not to charge Mr. Blouin In exchange for his cooperation. Mr. Schennlng acknowledged, "These men Kniffen, Ruff and Blouin are corrupt. The government does not hold them up as models." But he said other witnesses, DREAMS I zmcl. 0 x $Siw . . . become realities at Outdoor Designs, where Fall is the Season for Savings! Call today for a free consultation with our award-winning designers. Additions Decks Sunrooms Gazebos Landscaping I ROGER IIV20N than one Garfield doll stuck to his car window should be beaten with sticks. (One is bad enough.) On my last two trips, I have waited nearly 25 minutes to get a bus from the terminal to the satellite parking lot at BWI. The last time, Sunday around 5 p.m., the bus had 21 people standing in the aisle. (Yes, I counted.) I guess we must have sent experts to O'Hare to learn how to make an airport unbearable. I'll bet you can't name the presidents on Mount Rushmore. I'll give you a hint: Gerald Ford is not one of them. It was always drives me crazy when I see a parent holding his child's hand and crossing against the light. This leads to harder stuff in later years. If a hitter can use pine tar to get a better grip on the bat, there is no reason a pitcher should not be allowed to use pine tar to get a better grip on the ball. I don't understand people who buy the same news magazine at the newsstand every week instead of subscribing. Over a lifetime, they must waste enough money to buy a round-trip, all-expense-paid trip to the Luray Caverns. For some reason, cereal tastes better at night. such as workmen, will corroborate their testimony. The defense has called Carroll Dunton, the owner of Dunton Contracting Co., to testify on Mr. Stris-sel's behalf. Mr. Beizer said yesterday that prosecutors sought to build their case on four contractors, but Mr. Strissel had dealt with dozens of contractors and scores of contracts. He said a number of contractors had done work on his Eastport home and he did not have a "corrupt" relationship with any of them. He said Mr. Strissel never told Kniffen or Ruff to rig bids but they had done so "regularly." Mr. Beizer said his client also did not know that Ruff had failed to perform the work as required on one roofing project. He told the jury, "Our evidence will show that Mr. Strissel never received any cash kickbacks." hHtwtufftw-. a Outdoor Designs Corporation BALTIMORE (301) 484-4500 VIRGINIAI703) 339-0006 ANNAPOLIS(30I) 269-5252 POTOMAC (301 ) 983-2202 MHIC IIC 28216 3 "ffi"'"fjjjjjjjl BALTIMORE Baby Monty recovering, getting cards and calls Stuffed animals, get-well cards and dozens of good wishes are pouring in for Baby Monty, the newborn boy found cold and abandoned In a van outside Montebello Hospital on Sunday, a Union Memorial Hospital spokesman said yesterday. The child, named Monty by the Union Memorial staff, remains in serious condition in the hospital's neonatal Intensive-care unit, where he is permitted no visitors. He is expected to remain at Union Memorial for about three weeks. When he was found about 12:15 p.m. Sunday, the baby was so chilled his skin was blue, he had no pulse rate and his kidneys were failing, doctors said. But after a medical team worked on him all night, Monty's condition Improved dramatically and his chances for survival are now good, doctors said. "We've gotten at least 20 or 30 calls," said Gil Kleiner, spokesman for Union Memorial Hospital. The calls are from people interested in becoming foster parents to the Infant. All calls are referred to the city's Department of Social Services, Mr. Kleiner said. But unless people are already licensed as foster parents by the state, they have no chance of caring for Baby Monty, a DSS spokeswoman said. Meanwhile, police said they are still searching for the mother of the child. ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 3 drug suspects seized near police headquarters Three men suspected of operating a major cocaine operation were arrested Monday night during an alleged narcotics deal within blocks of the police headquarters building in Anne Arundel County, according to police. Detective Rick Tabor of the Anne Arundel County Police narcotics unit said the three had been under surveillance since August and were apprehended Monday during an alleged sale on the parking lot of the Burger King Restaurant on Route 3 In Millersville. Investigators said they seized a quarter pound of cocaine with a street value of about $ 1 1 ,000, as well as $5,500 In cash, a 1984 Jaguar andal986Pontlac. Arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute were: Kenneth M. Carson, 27, and his brother James P. Carson, both of the 900 block of Barrywood Drive, Severna Park, and John W. Walls, 26, of Baltimore. Police said James Carson was out on bail at the time of his arrest from Baltimore County issue targets education spending Passage could weaken executive By Lynda Robinson Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun Although a statewide referendum on a law to ban some handguns has overshadowed other election issues, Baltimore County voters also will decide whether to give the County Council power to overrule the county executive on education spending. The change in the County Charter was proposed by the 5,300-mem- Tonight, share the joy of reading to a child. And see what it can mean. Phylicia Rashad hosts a Project Literacy U.S. Tonight at 9:00 p.m. WETA26 WHMM32 J Made possible by grants from (he Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Nabisco Brands, Inc., and the Baker, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers tlfm-0 International Union. lAA IN THE STATE a previous narcotics charge. Investigators alleged that the three used beepers and a portable telephone in what police called a major narcotics operation. EASTERN SHORE Couple on vacation hit, killed crossing highway An Illinois husband and wife vacationing on the Eastern Shore died after being hit as they walked across a highway near Salisbury Monday night, state police reported. Investigators said Peter D. Audo, 63. and his wife, Winifred, 62, both of Mount Prospect, 111., were hit while crossing the northbound lane of U.S. 13 about 7:30 p.m. Monday. They were going to the English Grill restaurant from their motel when a Ford LTD hit them, followed by a Toyota, which ran over Mr. Audo as he lay in the road. Mr. and Mrs. Audo were taken to Peninsula General Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Police attributed the accident to pedestrian error and filed no charges against the drivers. HARFORD COUNTY Boy, 2, found in pond dies at Baltimore hospital Sean Alderson, the 2-year-old Harford County boy who fell In a pond near his home Sunday, died Monday after failing to regain consciousness at Johns Hopkins Hospital, state police reported. Police said Sean, who wandered away from his east Harford County home in Level where he had been playing with other children, was found submerged in 2 feet of water In the pond Sunday afternoon. The child was flown to the pediatric intensive-care unit at Hopkins, where he was pronounced dead just before 5 p.m. Monday, according to the hospital. WESTMINSTER Gamber firefighter faces more sexual charges Additional charges of sexual abuse Involving five more teen-age boys have been filed against a former president of the Gamber and Community Volunteer Fire Company, state police and prosecutors in Westminster said yesterday. Clarence L. Ylnger Jr.. 38, of Gamber was released last month on $300,000 bond on 28 counts, center ber Teachers Association of Baltimore County, which collected more than 10,000 signatures this year to place the Issue on the ballot. If Question N passes, it will have a major Impact on the county's budget process. The change would weaken the executive's control over education spending, which represents 41 percent of the budget. Unlike other county executives In Maryland, Baltimore County's top elected official has the power to place a ceiling on education spending. The Baltimore County Council, like Baltimore's council, has only the (PLUS) special on PBS lu ' : ing on charges that he performed oral sex on three junior firefighters from 1979 until this past summer. Their ages ranged from 12 to 21 over a period of years, according to the charges. The 36 new charges second-, third- and fourth-degree sexual offenses and attempted offenses, perverted practices, lewdness, and assault and battery involve five different boys in alleged incidents from 1980 until June 1988, said Cpl. Bruce Smith. Some of these also were junior firefighters. Mr. Ylnger was suspended as the company's ambulance captain when the Investigation began during the summer. He is expected to turn himself In to answer the new charges rather than be arrested, authorities said. HOWARD COUNTY Drunken driving brings 5-year term A 41 -year-old Columbia man, who had seven prior alcohol-related driving offenses, was sentenced to five years in prison yesterday after he was convicted by a Howard County judge of driving while intoxicated and driving on a revoked license. In handing down the sentence, District Judge R. Russell Sadler Imposed the sentence on William Henry Wise of the 8700 block of Airy Brink Lane, saying. The only thing I can do to protect the public is warehouse you." Mr. Wise, a warehouse employee in Jessup, was charged with drunken driving May 15 after his car hit another vehicle that was turning left at the Intersection of U.S. 1 and Mission Road, said Louise W. Loje, an assistant Howard county state's attorney. The prosecutor had urged the five-year prison term in her closing statement, saying Mr. Wise had failed to obtain treatment for his alcohol problem while on probation In his previous drunken-driving cases. HARFORD COUNTY Man enters apartment, shoots woman in head A 22-year-old Harford County woman was shot In the head and critically wounded yesterday afternoon at her apartment during an attack that Investigators say may have been intended as a robbery. Detectives from the Harford County Sheriffs Office said Deborah Burkins of the 200 block of Perry Wood Court was at home with her power to make further cuts In school spending. It cannot overrule the county executive and put money back into the education budget. By contrast, the Anne Arundel, Howard and Harford county councils have the power to restore funds cut from the education budget by their executives. TABCO has long sought to establish the same system in Baltimore County, arguing that the county executive wields too much power over education spending. Its position Is supported by the school board and the PTA Council of Baltimore County. Opponents of the measure, however, charge it will lead to more spending and higher taxes. This can only raise your taxes," argues John Hohlman, president of the 1 ,000-member Baltimore County Firefighters Association. "It has no chance of lowering your taxes." Despite its importance, the referendum has generated little public debate. TABCO has not mounted a major campaign on behalf of the change, though it does plan to hand out liter- 1 Mind your own business. That's what millions of business owners do every day. 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Mr. Grim then ran from the apartment, leaving Ms. Burkins with the gunman. Mr. Grim later told police that on the way out he passed a second man outside the apartment. That man is In custody for questioning and is believed to be an accomplice in the crime, police said. The gunman fled the apartment and has not been found. Ms. Burkins ran out of the apartment for help and collapsed in the stairwell of an adjacent building. She was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was listed in critical condition last night. AWARD AT HOPKINS Head of children's fund wins Schweitzer prize Marian Wright Edelman, the founding president of the Children's Defense Fund in Washington, will be awarded the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism Friday at Johns Hopkins University. Ms. Edelman began her campaign for children in the mid-1960s. As the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi bar, she directed the Legal Defense and Education Fund of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Jackson. The $10,000 Schweitzer award is given annually by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in New York, and Is administered by the Hopkins. The prize was established by Dr. Alfred Toepfer, a grain merchant from Hamburg, West Germany. The award ceremony Is open to the public and will begin at 5 p.m. In Shriver Hall on the university's Homewood campus. CAMBRIDGE Girl, 15, is charged as adult in fatal stabbing A 15-year-old Cambridge girl was charged yesterday as an adult In the stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl from Federalsburg that occurred during a fight over a man, police said. Cambridge police arrested Ta-wanda Jones at her home shortly after 5 a.m. and charged her with first-degree murder, assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery. 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