Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland
Another 6-run outburst is fatal to Orioles B2 REUNITED Postal co-workers find they are long-lost siblings A3 Firefighters worried by policy Bl PAGE All HOWELL MICROFILMS PD DDX LAUREL FRIDAY AUGUST MD 350 t' 1- Maine activists target rockfish ASSOCIATED PRESS Maine Conservationists say glaie striped bass is best as a game and VJshould not be fished commercially. P A coastal conservation group is collecting signatures and lobbying Congress to make striped bass fishing in southern coastal states the way it is in not for money. But a Department of Natural Resources official in Maryland said the group won't receive support from the state. Assistant Secre- tary Sarah Taylor-Rogers said the striped or fishery belongs to no single group. both the commercial and_the recreational as she said. should not be considered anyone's particular domain So the Maine chapter of the New England Coast Conservation Association has collected signatures in the month that the petition has circulated at tackle shops from Kittery to said Murray the association's executive director getting a great he said The group plans to use the signatures to lobby for a House bill that would grant status to rockfish That would prohibit commercial fishing of striped bass Most rockfish migrate from spawning grounds in the Chesapeake Bay north to Nova passing through Maine coastal waters all summer long In there's a small native spawning stock in the Kennebec River which is why that area gets extra protection. In the past 25 the striped bass stocks have crashed and then made a comeback through stringent conservation measures A 1985 ban on all angling for rockfish in Mary land was lifted in 1990 But that's not according to the conservation group it seems the stock is restored Mr Page GOVERNOR'S CUP STARTS TODAY By J. Hejison The Capital Tha renovation of Temporary a 50-foot was overseen by Garth and Steve both of Anrtapolls. Flftqen local businesses took part In preparing the boat for Its first today's Cup front Annapolis to St. Mary's City. Rebuilt catamaran has a shot By CHRISTOPHEft MUNSEY Staff Writer The newly rebuilt and rechristened catamaran Temporary Insanity will be among the last group of boats to start the Governor's Cup sailboat race at 6 p.m today But with a proven speed of at least 18.6 knots and the right wind it might well give the area's best racers a serious challenge as they head for the finish line in St Mary's City early tomorrow morning Steve Ettridge of Annapolis isn't making such grand claims for his twin- hulled boat But the 42-year-old businessman is bursting with pride at the results of a rebuilding in which some 15 local firms took part over the past eight months lot of people took a lot of time and Mr Ettridge said During a recent sail on the Chesapeake Bay off the crew of Temporary Insanity showed what the catamaran could do As the boat cleared the mouth of Back its speed quickly shot past 9 knots in a strong breeze. The digital knotmeter steadily ticked upward as Temporary Insanity bounded over the its twin hulls cutting a roaring wake through the water you go Watch the that's the fun part. This thing just Mr Ettridge said Federal cuts schools By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer In the coming school year Anne Arundel County schools will face even more crowded classrooms and less funding for low-income students under proposed cuts in federal educa- tion funding. County schools are set to lose under a Committee proposal. With little hope thaf state or county govern- ments could help make up the 17 percent cut in the picture for students is said Greg director of fiscal services for county schools we go ask them for more money9 Surely we he said. we expect to get more we Cuts have already been made in all areas of the budget except for Mr. Nourse said. next round of cuts is going to directly affect the he said. Public schools in Maryland will lose about million in federal funds next year. State officials hope to get the money restored as the committee proposal moves through the House or when it goes over to the Senate Schools around the state will be unable to count on county governments to step in with more money to offset federal cuts Most already have money problems and fear that they'll lose state aid when the governor and legislature try to cut the income tax next year represents a real assault on educa- said Charles spokesman for the state Department of Education will directly impact the directly impact Page Md. teachers have worst pension benefits Regional retirement benefits for teachers By TODD SPANGLER Staff Writer While complaints about lavish pen sions for elected officials are teachers in Maryland have the worst retirement benefits in the nation According to a comparison com pleted by the State Retirement Agency. Maryland s public school in eluding those in Anne Arundel County stand to make less upon retirement than those in any other state of the things you knew going in was that you wouldn't make as much money as other professionals.' said John R president of the INSIDE ARUNDEL Family sues over injury at haunted house Bl. RSOMM' cfa Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County retirement benefits were supposed to keep you going Before 1979 they did Under the plan back a Mary- land teacher making a year and retiring with 30 years service would have received a pension worth annually But the current plan offers a good deal less A teacher under the same circumstance now would collect a year are starting to realize that they are going to have to work longer Mr Kurpjuweit said Peter executive director of the State Retirement cau tioned that the comparison with other states is not necessarily be cause unlike some states don't offer their teachers Social Secur ity But all the surrounding states do and all of them have better benefits than those offered in Maryland Mr Vaughn also explained that most other states require members to make contributions to their plans In Mary teachers have to make contnbu tions only if they're making more than in other that do don't they deserve more7 I think the answer is he said In many employee unions have said workers would be willing to contribute for better benefits Some they take their pen sions for granted of them may not be aware that they are not receiving what they would have been before said Del Joan Cadden D Brooklyn Park who serves on a legislative pension commit tee Like the plan set up for state employ ees the Teachers Pension System is calculated by giving teachers 0 8 per cent on pay up to the Social Security Index Level and 1 5 percent of any pay above that The sum of those two numbers is multiplied by years of service The current SSIL is next year it will be J26.100 Many people particularly those in employee organizations have com plained that the SSIL level is climbing so quickly that more and more of a worker s pension is being calculated at the lower rate of 0 8 percent The current pension plan for teach Page The following Is a comparison of retirement benefits for teachers In states in the region. Each Is based on a teacher making with 30 years service Different states have varying levels of employee contributions West Virginia Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware Virginia Maryland EntwtalniMfrt Maryland businesses 2 28 Annapolis A6 Edrtonals Aoindel Bl Honor Roll Calendar B7 Lottery Classified 88 Obrtuanes Club Notes A5 Police Beat Comics A8 Soorts Crossword 814 Television Death Notices E7 Tides Foe's kindness brings flier 410 ET A4 '11 All 49 All The Caotal are printed each day on recycled oaoer newspaper also 15 recyclable Classified 268-7000 Circulation 268-48OO from Kent 327-1583 r By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer In the Naval Academy s sacred Memorial Hall two Russian citizens peered at a list of academy graduates killed in combat Neither read English hut they recognized a name John R Dunham Long missing in presumed dead for 40 Capt Dunham was buned Wednesday with full military honors at Arlington National Ceme tery through the efforts of Vastly Saiko formerly a maritime border guard in ihe Soviet military In T952 Mr Saflto fhe American's 'bodv from Pacific waters and kept his academy class nng in hopes that someday he cotdd showjt to Capt Dunham's family In Memorial Hall Mr Saiko and his wife. stood with Capt Dunham's widow Mary Dunham Nichols of Rodgers Ford and breathed a sigh We have no such marker m Russia but the memory will be in our hearts Mrs told retired Navy Capt Tom Ross a classmate and friend of Capt Dunhams through an interpreter Capt Dunham s into oblivion began at the academy in 1950 where he was commissioned an Air Force second lieutenant On Oct 7 1952. his RB 29 reconnaissance plane was shot down off the coast of the Soviet Union by a Red Army fighter pilot Mr Saiko saw the plane explode A Tire started and then the tail broke off' he said in Russian 'I didn't see any chutes but they found some later' Mr SaTko and other Iwrder guards ouf to retrieve the bodies of Capt Dunham and his seven crewmates Only Capt Dunham's body was found and his identification was sent to KGB headquarters in Moscow Of course no word was sent to Washington The next day as Capt Dunham s manglefi body awaited burial under a parachute shroud Mr Saiko slipped the big gold nng from a finger and pocketed it Tor he said RING. 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