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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland                               P G BOX IRF PQFIU' rr_ lie Tomorrow's Breezy wet For see page A7. VOL. Cl NO. 289 DECEMBER 25 Cents Tranquill fired after 3-8 season Navy hunts for new coach GOOD PONT FORGET THE TINTINNABULATORS will present a free handbell concert at tonight at thfe Dawson 44 Maryland Ave. AREA AUTHORITIES are trying to determine who set three fires in South River High School. Page Dl. ACTION LINE The Capital's consumer ad- vice column helps a reader with a mail-order complaint. PageDl. ENTERTAINMENT THE SINGERS Madrigale will present a special Christ- mas show Page B6 AWAY WE GO THE CURTAIN'S going up on open houses at historic properties PageB7 STATE EDUCATION officials are cracking down on drugs while vSlBtiatica show ttte problem .has already decreased Page NATION U.S. HELICOPTERS fly Hondurans to fight an incur- sion by Nicaraguan troops. PageA2 IMPROVED cancer treat- ment between 1975 and 1984 accounted for much a decline in the death rate. Page A3. SAILING tfSA easily defeated Stars Stripes. Page C5 PEOPLE Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has accepted a seven-figure to rr dorse an upstate New wine cooler winery offi cials Starr fin ished film ing last week in the Bahamas for a series of promotions for Canan daigua Wine Co s Coun try wine cooler officials said hid and his managers eoafrmed that none of the Beatles hid ever eadorted a commercial prod- act Canandaigui chairman Marvin Sands Friday fiti the image of the product j classk with a dry and humorous For a look at other people in the A3 Nutben Satvrtay Lotto tl U 14 H II By JOE GROSS Associate Sports Editor The search for a replacement for fired Navy football coach Gary Tranquill will begin the Naval Academy announced yes- terday who compiled a 20-34-1 record during five was dis- missed last night by Athletic Direc- tor Capt. J.O. Coppedge. believe Gary Tranquill to be a fine football and a super but after careful we have decided that our football program needs new Cop- pedge said in a prepared statement. The firing came one day after Navy completed a 3-8 season with a hate to see something like this happen to a good man. And Gary is a good Bill Back field coach 27-7 loss against arch-rival Army in a nationally televised game. It was the Midshipmen's fourth straight los- ing season. The Naval Academy Athletic Asso- ciation's six-member Board of Con- trol met at 6 p.m. yesterday to discuss Tranquill's future at the academy. By 8 Tranquill left Cop- pedge's office and the official state- ment concerning his release was issued. The announcement comes after weeks of speculation that Tranquill not be rehired by Navy.. wasn't really Tran- quill said an hour after learning his fate. Tranquill said he called his assist- ant coaches to tell them had happened and he would tell the players at a team meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. today. sure they'll know all about it before I get to tell Tranquill said. Tranquill was uncertain about his future. like to stay in but I don't know if that will work out. The right things aren't always availa- He said that he has not made any calls to check on prospective jobs. According to Naval Academy spokesman Thomas F Cop- pedge said the search for a succes- on Page Col. Turnovers kill Mids. Page C1. GARY TRANQUILL had a 20-34-1 record at Navy. HERE'S Christmas in Annapolis was officially launched Saturday night at the City Dock with the Great Illumination ceremonies and Santa's arrival. Santa gave out candy canes to the which from and children of David and Dee Camron of Annapolis. Following the tree parade marchers carried lights up Main Street to the State House where Gov. Harry Hughes lit Christmas trees. Photot by t Hot time for crime As mercury theft cases rise By PAUL GIRSDANSK Y Staff Writer purveyor of pneumonia and Santa has a few other tricks up its sleeve. Despite a weather-related drop in some types of the coming of winter is enough to make your local policeman reach for a bottle of aspirin. The they are a-changing. The good news is crimes such as burglaries and loitering are likely to go police say. Across the 25 percent fewer burglaries were recorded in January than accord- ing to figures provided by Officer V. Richard county police spokesman. Disorderly cases which would include trespassing and some tavern dis- turbances were down 60 percent. Statistics not immediately availabte from Annapolis but the trends are said Cpl William a depart- ment spokesman. But there is plenty of bad Shoplifting is higher in the winter because overcoats provide the perfect cover for thieves Street thefts and thefts from cars can be more frequent in the especially in the weeks before Christmas. Gifts make tempting police said. And armed while not high the rest of the tend to occur frequently in December. it is because thieves know that Christmas means that people have plenty of cash on hand Pickpocket thefts are a December prob- lem in shopping areas A bump in a crowded store is often ignored by thinking it's part of the rush Only later do they discover the theft In winter makes it more difficult to catch the crooks Fingerprints are more difficult to obtain because thieves are more likely to wear gloves. Powell said on Page Col. County GOP chief takes over stateLparty Dole GOP support for Reagan Fundamentalists aid Fleming victory PM It Rt M.ff WrtUr tf t-hf Irar tt prptidrnt M thf mtrr who gjvf thf c at thf OOP organiuUftn the fUmadi Inn in MI hit tpwh tn 'l- p pirinr s f h it that RIMFRF Flemms. 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