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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Nearly all U.N. hostages are set free BREAK Little extra from Orioles lifts 4-3 Dl On Mussina vs. 7 p.m. on Federal cuts may cost state jobs MICROFILMS PQ 15S3 _ PLEASANT PAGE A9 TUESDAY JUNE MD 35C Base closing bears no Veal sapittgs ByBARTJANSEN Staff Writer The Maryland congres- sional delegation yester- day continued its effort to rescue Naval Surface Warfare Center near Anna- one of six military installations slated for closing in the state. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission has recdmmended closing GILCHREST the installations as part of a.nationwide reduce military spend- ing'.-. But state lawmakers argued that closing the Severn.River facility .would cost more than Mikiilski push to save local naval center leaving it alone. The Navy estimates it will cost million to move the facility to Philadelphia rather than million the commission has said Rep. Wayne T. R-Kent. kind of knowledge and experi- ence embodied by the Annapolis personnel cannot be issued a price tag and cannot be compensated for by training replacements in a few Mr. Gilchrest sajd. The commission continued two days of hearings today with more than 200 lawmakers .being allowed to make five-minute-speeches on behalf of home-state installations. By July the independent panel will present President Clinton with its recommendations on the 178 installations being considered for clo- 1 sure or realignment. Mr. Clinton must decide whether to accept reject-the'-list.within 15 days. If he accepts Congress has 45 legislative days to accept or reject the entire list without changes. fop defense officials say the military has. far more bases than it needs given the post-Cold War reductions in troop strength. They cite national military value and saving But the lawmakers defending endangered .military in their districts have one 'saving local jobs. A base closure is a devastat- ing economic .blow. The Annapolis area for has.an annual budget of million. If it were about 430 local jobs would along with a million annual payroll About 250 workers would be trans- while 180 would lose their jobs entirely. A similar recommendation to close the iBS-acre site on Greenbury Point was reversed in 1993. The base remained'open because of its unique research into making ships faster and quieter. Two of its six functions would be- abolishedvif the center which Mr. argued is -.un- wise. For closing the center's -deep-ocean which has been used for testing 24 projects at a cost of would force tests at sea costing million while risking hesaidV MIKULSKI don't think anyone present would con- clude that these figures reflect any real sav- he close them would compro- mise the reliability of equipment and the safety Page eating other problems By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Joshua Ragland is among those who can legitimately trace.his insatiable appetite to genetics. The 15-year-old Bayherry teen's voracious hunger is one of several signs of Prader-Willi a genetic abnormality that occurs once in every Or so according to j researchers. represents the extreme form of inability to control one's said Dr. Oilman head of the National Institutes of Health 's nutrition and growth Those with the syndrome have been known to rip open try to break through locked refrigerators or eat huge amounts of such as a whole jar of peanut butter in one sitting. And although a rising lOth-grader at Broadneck High isn't the disorder requires him to be monitored all the timeby his parents or 16-year-old Zach. It also brings with it growth delays and behavioral problems. overweight because I eat too much and exercise too said his James W. a petroleum economist in downtown D.C. children can't help Sixty percent of people with the syndrome iave abnormal 15th but scientists believe recurrence in the same family is unlikely. Infants with Prader-Willi Syndrome usually are flabby and have feeding problems. Doctors had suspected Josh had muscular dystrophy. he suddenly began to eat obsessively. Years people with the undiagnosed syndrome often died from complications of obesity when in their 20s and 30s. Since an NIH researcher diagnosed Josh with the syndrome at age 4 and confirmed it with genetic his parents have limited his food. But at 5 feet 2 inches and 160 Josh's middle By David W. Tfoio The Capital Sporting medals rw won during recant Special Josh Ragland stts wrtth at their Arnold home. Josh has Prader-WIIU a genetic dlsonMr that causes developmental delays m Infancy and Insatiable appetite m children and aduKs. '-He islairly quiet in front of a interrupting his mother occasionally to ask for sbffleiiEirystal Light or a rice cake Getting bored with the conversation suddenly. where ho talksalnnd For the disorder is most unpleasant because of one constant out for he said. In addition to playing with the family Josh likes playing video jigsaw puzzles and teaguglbowling. Unlike some with the Josh is not mentally retarded. Despite low average he does very well at some particularly those requiring patience and his parents said. _____ ______ He can memorize a page of division but finds word problems confusing. Page e to By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer The baby maybe more than 15 minutes fell three stories to the ground. Her umbilical cord still at- the infant was found covered in grass and her skull fractured in five places. That gruesome description was enough to convince a judge yesterday that the child's mother who alleg- edly tossed the child from a window hoping it would die should be tried as an adult for attempted whole scenario is a very seri- ous said Circuit Court Judge Bruce C. Williams. all this hap- pened I'll never The judge's decision came after an attorney argued for two hours that Michelle E. Savage. should be tried as a juvenile for the one that a police detective testified will leave Ms. Savage's S-montrrold daughter de- formed for life. From testimony in yesterday's court there is little doubt that Ms. Savage gave birth fcr the Jan. 14. her attorney and a prosecu- tor argued whether the Meade High School student fully the consequences of her alleged actions after the baby was born in the bath- room of her Severn home. Dr. Kathleen a psycholo- gist who examined Ms. testi- fied the teen-ager has a below-average suffers from a personality disorder and would have been thinking only of herself if she threw the baby out of the bedroom window. think she has difficulty thinking about the big picture. I think she was looking at the short-term consequences and how it affected Dr. Flana- gan adding that Ms. Savage could benefit from treatment in the juvenile system. Assistant State's Attorney Page Md. could get 2 more area codes ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE As if keeping two area codes straight wasn't hard enough. Now Maryland's telecommunica- tions providers say need two more by 1997. As a result of the boom in tele- the Free State is running out of phone numbers at an unprecedented Bell Atlantic spokesman Shannon Fioravanti said yesterday. fax pagers honon arc major- past three residents have been adjusting to the added 410 code for the Eastern Shore and much of central Maryland. Since the 410 area code went into operation in Bell Atlantic has exhausted about .500 -of the possible 792 three-digit prefixes for individ- ual telephone numbers Anticipating a represents lives from the communications in- dustry'. including cellu- lar. paging and long distance com- culprits For all of Maryland under the 301 area code For the riays last week to discuss the issue Their verdict. Two new area PHONE. Page A INSIDE FGC cracks on phone 'slamming' 4 Atundet Re Don Business........ CaferiiJa'r......'. Classified. Club Motes Comics........ Crofton..... Crossword..... Death Notices Cl Editorials .31-3 Lottery........... 46 Mowes Cd Obituaries B4 Police Beat. C3 Sevema Part C2 Sports C9 Television CIO Tides......... ARUNDEL Parents to pro test transfer of principal. Cl facelift. 81 Man finds out he never had prostate cancer. A4 A4 oe 05 Portions of The Catrtai are printed each day on recycled paper. The newspaper also is recycWe. Daughter finds be- comes matchmaker. A3 Frustrated Magic feeling the pressure. Dl 268-7000 Circulation..................2684800 Pram Kant 327-1563 AH otter 268-5000 A Sevema Park man was surprised recently to discover that his long- distance telephone account had been switched to a new carrier It turns out he had cashed a promo- tional check from the new and in doing do. unknowingly authorized the according to the Maryland Attorney General's.Office. He was not however Thou- sands of Americans have entered con- tests or consented to charitable dona- tions only to find out later they per- mitted a change in their long-distance companies. If the authorization information is included in the it is often buried somewhere in federal regu- lators say. In most cases have no idea that they are signing away their power to chose a long-distance Fed- eral Communications Commission Chairman ReedJHundt said. seeri some really awful said Darta Murray of the Mary- land Attorney General's Office. company would target Hispanic com- with large print in Span- the fine prifivin 'It's an abhorrent practice that we don't hut all we can dn is admon- ish them and. 'We know you and the customer doesn't like said Frank Fulton of the Mary- land Public Servicp which monitors utilities Carriers involved in the practice include newer companies not as keenly aware of regulations as they should be. as well as more established companies running Mr. Fulton said Although the promotions are not the FCC believes the practice could be perceived as being deceptive. he said The FCC. possibly as early as today. plans to adopt rules designed to better protect consumers. Its action is expected to target pro- motional techniques that have gener- ated a rising number of long-distance companies' use of con- prize checks and other promotions to lure new custom- ers The FCC receives more than TOO complaints a month in this area. is the No. 1 complaint Mtegory at Page   

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