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Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Retail Busine Classil CircuU Newsr i J L L rin 'ie Tomorrow's fair dan For page 11. VOL. Cl NO. 178 JULY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET THE ANNE Arundel Bird Club will sponsor a free bird- watching walk at starting at the Sandy Point State Park Headquarters. Rain date is tomorrow. AREA THE CROFTON Civic ciatkn approves expanding its tax district Page 21. CITY8CAPE THE REASONS for rules are sometimes obscure. Page 21. KENT ISLAND THE EFFORT to have Stev- ensville placed on the National Register of Historic Places ad- vances. Page 8. DR.GOTT CARDIAC AMYLOIDOSIS is a serious heart disease. Page 30. CHEPS CHOICE HOT OFF the vorite Recipes of Galesville United Methodist Page 13. ENTERTAINMENT THE COLONIAL Players are looking for local playwrights. Page 28. THEATER THE CHILDREN'S Theater Association's in-school produc- tion wfil be Shoemaker the Page 29. STATE' IN 10 farmers is to encounter financial with the summer Gov. Hughes says. Page 4. SUPREME COURT Justice William H. warned he must confront hoopla and Page 2. SENATE tax-writers won praise from key House mem- bers Tuesday for a package of revenue-raising ideas. Page 3. SPORTS THE NFL violated antitrust a jury but awards the USFL Page 22. PEOPLE Watergate reporter Carl Bertsteifi may be giving heart- born to his who says the former husband of au- thor Nora Ephron is refusing to pay part of his H.OOO-a. month rent Guida De who owns the Manhat- tan has sued him for withholding Bernstein has complained about faulty plumbing and noisy and was angered when part of the bed- room ceiling collapsed minutes after his son was on the bed. Ms. De Carvalbosa said she had no plans to see the movie based oo the Beracteu-Ephron marriage. enough heartbreaks from abe said. Far a took at otter people to ivws pift 3. LOTTERY drawn Three-digit ill. Piek 4 701 INPEX SM0 .11 IS 10 2UI 1144 4 4V pages. Calendar........... cehmas CrtMnraN Mttplels ...11 11 22-27 LIABLE Lawsuits put community associations at risk By BOB MITCHELL Staff Writer Diane Kecken can hear it now. Although the Olde Severna Park Improvement Association won't hold elections until the inevita- ble questions about insurance cover- age are likely to come up when new officers are she said. year when we start out with a new we have the initial liability said Mrs. Keck- association president And it's no given the risks she said. long as we continue with a situation where you can be sued and lose your personal it's pretty dam scary to serve on a The crisis hi liability insurance which has devastated doc- tors and local governments in recent is making itself felt at the grassroots level of community and civic associations. Liability coverage for association property is becoming scarce and more expensive. And liability policies covering the acts of association officers and members cannot be obtained any- said George whose firm sells insurance to more than a dozen civic groups. you can be it's pretty darn scary to serve on a Diane OM0 Sownu Parti Association One court verdict against an un- protected community association could result in association officers all over the county stepping down to avoid future Ebersberger said. we have one case such as I -think you will have masses of people he said. The liability crisis has taken on a new significance for community groups in the wake of a million lawsuit brought by a Baltimore man against the north-county Woodland Beach Improvement Association. Ward D. March is seeking the sum for injuries he suffered after diving off a community dock. The injuries have left him paralyzed from the neck down. The lawsuit names the a trustee and 36 association mem- bers as defendants. Protection against such lawsuits is becoming harder to find for commu- nity Ebersberger said. Those companies that continue to provide liability insurance are cut- ting back on coverage and increas- ing premiums up to 200 percent Ebersberger said. community association officers can find themselves the target of a lawsuit for two said attorney Edwin A. Lechowicz of Glen Burnie. on Page CoL bXJ WATER CANTEENS are the latest accessory to pieces' marching uniforms and the newest ammunition against heat Hot plebes run with canteens By EFFEE COTTMAN Staff Writer Plebes are marching with can- teens and practicing water-drinking drills these days to cope with the oppressive Annapolis summer. But the heat wave still is taking its toll during the grueling physical regimen of Plebe Summer at the Naval Academy. afraid they're as all of us are. But they're not unduly said Cmdr. Richard D. regimental duty officer for Plebe Summer. The midshipmen's store sold 559 fans during the first three weeks of Plebe Summer to hot in sweltering Bancroft Hall dorm Evert said. Others found relief in the infirma- where students suffering from heat exhaustion receive oral or in- travenous fluids. No figures were available on the number of students treated for heat but no one has had heat the most serious type of heat- related Evert said. That may be because of the 1 quart canteens that became part of their marching uniform this he said. After 15 or 20 minutes of plebes take a break and are ordered to drink some Evert said. In every meal they're required to stand up and drink a glass of water in front of their brigade way you know they are taking the right amount of he said. Navy doctors believe drinking a little water frequently fights heat problems better than drinking a lot of water at once. They also believe that a meter scientifically combining heat and humidity readings can determine the plebes' tolerance to -various activi- ties. Hourly readings from the wet bulb glow temperature meter determine requirements for calis- marching and weapons training. It measured in the low 70s in Evert's air-conditioned office MOD- on Page Col. Hospital cuts down on smoking By SCOTT LAUTEN8CHLAGER Staff Writer Doctors at Anne Arundel General Hospital diagnosed the problem and prescribed a but adminis- trators decided not to take the cure. The medical acting on the knowledge that tobacco use is a health recommended in the spring that the hospital ban all smoking Inside the building. But administrators saying such a ban would be impossible to enforce and unduly harsh on smok- ers. So last following the recom- mendation of the hospital Board of Managers stiffened rules oo smoking but stopped far short of a prohibition. Visitors can now smoke only in part of the cafeteria and the snack bar. than visitors will be asked to step said hospital spokeswoman Lisa Hillman. In the new rule eliminates visitors' cigarette smoke from all floors where patients are staying. visitors were allowed to smoke in lounges on patient floors. The board's decision last week did not affect restrictions on smoking by patients and employees. Patients confined to bed for longer than a week may smoke in bed if supervised by a hospital worker or family member. Other patients can smoke only in lounge areas. Employees may smoke in the caf- employee lounges and offices where the majority of workers agree to it. All that smoking runs against the grain for many doctors. smoking is not good for one's said Dr. Richard president of the medical staff. smoking in the we is not appropri- Acting on their doc- tors endorsed a ban with a unani- mous vote at a meeting of the medical staff. goal is to eradicate cigarette smoking in the Hochman said. The administration is on Page 12. Col. j Night space limits New parking cuts proposed By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer Parking restrictions in downtown Annapolis would be radically wid- ened under a proposal introduced last week by Alderman John R. Hammond. who is running for the General proposed es- tablishing a residents-only nighttime parking rule on downtowni streets from 6 p.m. to 6 seven days a week. The Ward 1 Republican also has proposed extending the hours of the two-hour daytime parking limit now in place for non-residents. The current limit restricts non- residents to two hours in one parking space from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays only. Hammond would make the limit apply from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. The Hammond proposal has met with but is widely ac- knowledged as a legitimate expres- sion of downtown residents' frustrations with their continuing parking nightmare. Mayor Dennis Callahan said he supports Hammond's proposal in concept. who lives in Annapolis and pays taxes should have the right to come home at night and be able to park on his own the mayor said. But James chairman of the city's Transportation Policy Ad- visory called the night- time residents-only concept and Downtown merchants also have expressed the fear that Hammond's plan would leave tourists with no- where to park at night. don't see this affecting business one Callahan said. you have to do after 6 p.m. is park in the Hillman Parking Ga- rage. There's lots of room and rates are cheap. That's what we built it Please use Hammond's proposal represents the culmination of months of discus- sion among downtown civic activ- ists. on Page Col. 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