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Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland ____ Panel unable to ease home-buying fees Last in a series. By DEBRA VIADERO Bniineu Writer en after the the task forces and the Maryland home buyer still be staring squarely in the face of 1 of the highest closing costs in the tics in the real estate industry said the being pushed by Gov. Harry ics and various task forces have a long to go to make a real in the costs go along with buying a hey basically did not come up with a that would help the first-time home said Betsie a local title agent who has monitored those governmen- tal efforts for home builder and Realtor association committees. Said Del. Thomas D-Prince Fred- who sat on closing cost task probably don't go asjar as the real estate industry would like. don't think they're going to make a lot of he said. When Hughes appointed his 19-member Task Force on Real Property Closing Costs in he stressed need to make certain that the costs involved in the settlement of the purchase are not prohibi- The handicapped by a brief 10-week study period and limited juridfc- CLOSING COSTS THE STRUGGLE FOR SOLUTIONS came up with a set of seven major recommendations and eight lesser ones. Of the governor chose five to become part of his much-touted package of housing initiatives. They Prohibiting lenders from imposing a collection fee on escrow payments. the lenders want an escrow ttvv don't have any right to set up fees to service the said Marc Burford. a staff person on the task force. The fee is usually Eliminating prepaid interest payments on the loan. If you settle on Feb. for and your first mortgage payment is due March lenders customarily ask for interest that will accrue on the loan up to March 1 That payment can run into hundreds of dollars that the buyer would otherwise be able to put off. Requiring lenders to disclose settle- ment costs up front when the borrower is required to use the lender's attorney or pay a review fee. Many savings and loans and mortgage companies ask borrowers to choose from the institution's own list of attorneys. who use their own lawyer must pay the lender's lawyer a to look over the papers. Limiting those review fees to unless the lawyer provides a written expla- nation of any additional charges. In this review fees ranged from to according to a survey of 21 financial institutions. Prohibiting lender inspection fees. Fees for these also called or are levied by lenders for the time they take to inspect the property. Unless there is construction or repairs on on Page Col. Ihc Capital Tomorrow's 50 to 55 For see page 7. SI NO. 32 FEBRUARY 25 Cents GOOD IT FORGET Naval Academy Glee 'reduction of Music opens at 8 tonight in i Hall. For ticket infer- call 267-3464. ntroversial plan to spend .nan million of taxpay. toney on an addition to would be killed by a t proposal revealed by lyor yesterday. Page 27. CETERA Annapolis landmarks ar on Baltimore's Tuesday and y. imore vending machine nies face charges from investigation of ing payoffs. Jean- Duvalier aiti for France today on Air Force plane. Page 2. fee-judge federal court ddering the constitution- f the new Gramm-Rud- ollings budget-balancing WTS r scored its first win at e Mason University's campus. Page 19. LTH ors at Anne Arundel il Hospital are getting pictures of their patients rer before. Page 9. pie ier boxing champ Mo- id All will lead SO chil- D a monthlong summer five nations to promote and or- ras Joined by John Tra- Robert Jayae ly and Stephen Stffls at rerly Wilshire Hotel yes- to announce the i Children's Peace Jour- the Soviet Great China and the States. froup also plans to meet 'ope John Paul II in organizer Dick said. The itinerary is iete and it is still not when the trip wffl be- t purpose of the trip stop the nuclear ami id work toward i look at other psopk to ri feeptgeS. -ERY drawn 4-41T1 ICE CITY Slick roads shut schools By JEFF DAVIS Staff Writer Ice-covered sidewalks and roads slowed rush-hour traffic this morning and forced county schools to close for the first time since Hurricane Gloria hit in Sep- tember. In offices across the workers arrived late after picking and scraping ice from their cars and creeping along slick roads. Although conditions delayed accidents were few and far according to the police. how bad the conditions were lie- cause they had to scrape a half- inch of ice off their ears this .said Lt. John W. were fairly lucky that schools were closed. Thai re- lieved traffic Wright said. City police were called to one accident this morning. In Sevens Benfield Road was parking between Route 3 sad Jumpers Hole said Officer V. Richard county police spokesman. Despite the have hard- ly had any Molloy said. In addition to the rush-hour commuters faced temperatures in the 20s with a light freezing according to National Weather Service officials at Balti- more-Washington International Airport OB Page Col. Flu aoswrfMton off. Page 27. Photo by Bob OHbwl SANDY FISHER struggles to remove thick coat of ice from her car at the Spa Cove Apartments early this morning. Blue laws on County Let the voters decide By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer Anne Arundel County still has a case of the blues. And in this election year at the state's blue laws will probably remain according to a straw poll of comity legislators conducted by The Capital Only lour of the county's 13 House members favor repeal of a law that prohibits most retail sales on Sundays. But a few of those wife tfppate Sunday sales also said they are not sure now they would vote on the issue. Otters wouUUlte to let the delegation has spHt 3-2 over repeal for the last two year Sen. Philip D-Brooklyn the newest addition the could be jthe swing should a repeal bffljnake it to a vote. personal preference is I would like te see it placed on a Jimeno said. if it's an outright chances are I would vote lor Bills repealing the ban on Sunday sales in the metropolitian Baltimore and areas have passed the Senate the last three years. Sen. Gerald W. D-An- has consistently voted for repeal and Sens. Heroic D- Prince and John R- Severna have consistently vot- ed against repeal. Sen Michael D-Glen Sar- voted against repeal in but BLUE LAW IWSSi CHART SHOWS how the county's delegation feels about repealing the blue laws. voted for repeal the last two years. But repeal attempts have died in the House all three years. House Judiciary Committee Chair- man Del. Joseph D-Mont- has said be will not let any repeal bill out of his committee unless all the metropolitian areas agree. on Page Col End MM laws. Pagt 27. Academy asbestos hazard spurs tiff By EFFEE COTTMAN Staff Writer Eleven Naval Academy employees were exposed inadvertently to air- borne asbestos last year and were placed in long-term medical surveil- lance academy spokes- men confirmed recently. The incidents have fueled a disa- greement over the U.S. Navy's poli- cies for dealing with the cancer- causing material Two academy public works em- ployees who routinely handle asbes- tos claim the Navy is disregarding warnings and downplaying wide- spread health hazards. officials strongly denied the saying the Navy has adequate asbestos policies and clean- up programs. Academy pipe-fitter Buddy Lamb and insulator Robert both civilian said they decided to make public the safety problems because of workers' growing con- cerns about asbestos exposure They said incidents in the campus hospital and Nimiti Hall last year demonstrate the risks present in most campus buildings. Last five maintenance workers were exposed to airborne asbestos in a mechanical room at the an academy spokesman confirmed The falling from pipes following a had been discov- ered according to Lt Cmdr Stephen H Clawson room was designated as being asbestos he said. But signs explaining the dan- gers apparently fell off the doors in the he said. Workers routinely clean this type of room when they can't work out- he said. During the they went in and began sweeping up the be said. long after they began sweep- ing in a safety department specialist and the clinic's industrial hygienist observed them and ordered the work Clawson said five persons involved were counseled and put in an asbestos medical-surveillance pro- A similiar situation occurred later last year in a mechanical room at Nimttx which bouses the cam- pus library Six more maintenance who had been sent to clean up the also are undergoing surveil- lance for asbestos-related health haz- ards As part of the surveillance pro- oa Page Col. 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