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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland In 2 coaches visit Navy. see PAQEC1 Today's It's time to deck the malls. SEE PAGE B3 Your Is care at risk due to the SEC PAQE B1 I-1 Retail Ads Business Classified Circulation Newsroom 288 288____ 268-7000 2C8-4800 288-8000 Capital Tomorrow's Upper 40s For see page AS. VOL. Cl NO. 295 DECEMBER 75 Cents GOOD DON'T FORGET VISITS to five local churches highlight the a merry Christmas bus ride starting at tonight at Heritage Baptist 1740 Forest Drive. AREA CONTROVERSY over .the Rouse Center has split David- sonville. Page Dl. ACTION LINE The Capital's consumer ad- vice column helps a reader with a furniture complaint. Page DL STATE UNIONS compete to repre- sent state government work- ers. Page A4. THE CIA gave Iraq informa- tion to assist bombing raids on Iran. Page PROPOSALS to control acid rain could cause electricity rate increases. Page A3. SAILING NEW ZEALAND defeated USA in a preview of the Amer- ica's Cup Challengers' semifi- nals. Page Cl. SPORTS THE NEW York Giants are the champions of the NFC East following the Redskins' loss to the Broncos. Page Cl. PEOPLE The demotion of Dr. Thomas the former Los Ange- les County chief medical ex- aminer known as the to the has been upheld I by an ap- I peals court. man- jagement au- Idits in 1976 land 1982 with Ian independ- lent audit by Ithe grand jury in 1982 in which Dr. Nogu- chi failed to pass the California Court of Appeal said Friday. Noguchi is outstanding pathologist and forensic scien- but lacks the mana- gerial skills and administrative ability to run the coroner's the panel said. The Board of Supervisors demoted Noguchi in 1982 after 14 years in the medical exam- iner's during which he helped investigate the deaths of many stirs. The board said he mismanaged the depart- ment and used his office to promote himself in his outside activities For a look at other people tn the news ue page AS LOTTERY drawn Siturday Thrff -digit Pick 4 Ml. Lotto M 21S4 IS. INDCX 4 Calendar Gaumed Adi columns Ooetword EdHorlalt Entertainment HeslUi Pottteteat tpecti D2 R. 7 A.S AS CU BT aU boat premiums affected-------------- Insurance rates climbing By JUDIPERLMAN Staff Writer By land or the insurance rates are bound to get you. Automobile premiums are expected to rise as much as 14 percent this year. And while some insurance agencies pre- dict boat premiums will others foresee a 10 percent increase. J- The More boat and traffic more accidents and more insurance agents say. are a lot more collisions. It's getting expensive. Insurance companies have had a lot of said David an insurance agent with Henry M. Murray Inc. Frederic who is with the same predicts boat rates will rise about 10 percent next year. rates are not regulated in Mary- land. If one company sees a rate increase it will Ames said. Ron McCormack of Waterway Insurance which saw a 10 percent increase in boat rates last agrees with and thinks premiums will continue to rise. has not been profitable. It's as bad as autmobile he said. compa- nies say we have a lot of accidents on the bay. It's not what it was a few years Those with wooden or high-perfor- mance boats will be socked even harder. Premiums continue to and many companies have dropped coverage of these boats altogether. Agencies reported rate increases last year of 15 to 35 percent on wooden boats and 10 to 20 percent on old boats. High-powered boats commanded a 30 to 40 percent with one agency reporting a whopping 200 percent hike. The reason for the soaring rate increases is that repair costs for wooden boats are sky high and parts for old boats'are hard to find. it's difficult repairing boats to their original state. Rates are high for the popular high- performance boats because they have a high theft rate and a lot of liability agents say. 60 miles per hour you can do much greater Morrow said. A high-powered boat would cost about to insure. A slower boat of the same size would cost 1450 a he said. don't realize what kind of insur- ance goes with high-powered boats. When they find out the premium they wish they hadn't gotten the he said. get mad because the deal often falls he said. Insurance for high-power boats also has a lot more such as a higher deductible. Two years ago three of the eight compa- nies Henry R. Murray represents insured high-performance boats. Now only one Morrow said. on Page Col. OUT ON A LIMB Agencies refuse to rescue cat By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Lorraine Bell was desperate. Her cat was stuck in a tree and no one would come to its rescue. On Mrs. Bell called the county Fire Department and Animal Control she was they are not in the business of saving strand- ed cats. was getting very upset. I was Mrs. Bell says. Her had been crying for three days from his perch in a gum tree next to her Larkhaven home on the South River. Despite a downpour and bleak December the black feline wouldn't budge. Bell even hooked the electric can opener to an extension cord and dragged it kept working it and working it because he usually comes running when it's time to she says. Then on Friday afternoon she found Pita's Francis M. Gas- tree surgeon and profession- al cat rescuer. Gasperich cuts unwieldy tree limbs for a living when need gets cats out of trees. He advertises the cat-saving service in the Yellow Pages. usually average about a cat a the 50-year-old Crownsville resident says. A cat Gasperich says he knows how to communicate with a harried feline. He also has developed a technique for rescuing cats that have managed to climb up tree but can't seem to muster the courage to claw their way down. just happens to he says of the phenomenon. OB Page Col. AFTER SPENDING three atop pum tree In Pita ctme down moments could begin nie rescue. Holding Pita is Edward e relative of the cat's before Francis Plant ratings scored Group changes its criticism By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer After complaints from county offi- cials last the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has reversed its criti- cism of area sewage treatment plants. The foundation last week ranked Patuxent Wastewater Treatment Plant as one of the worst in the state. But county Director of Utfll- tites Thomas H. Neel said the group miserably on the On after talking to a foundation attorney admitted that the-rankings did not fairly reflect plant compliance with environmen- tal laws. the worst plant in Anne Arundel County is doing better thin national said foundation attorney Scott Burns. The group was expected to release its final report ranking 33 irtints statewide on quality of dis- charge and compliance with permit regulations. Last week it released ratings for four Anne Arundel including the Patuxent plant in which was ranked 23rd. The ratings were based on the suspended solids and biochemical oxygen two measurements regulated by the state health depart- ment. Other area plants rated Included the Cox Creek ranked the Broadneck sod the Annapolis seventh. OB Page CeL Summer school is part of his legacy you run into all these different kinds of people who need help. 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