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Capital, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland C Ci. he Capital Tomorrow's Clearing For 7. FEBRUARY 25 Cents GOOD PONT FORGET The Naval Academy Band will present a free Abe concert at tonight in Mitscher Hall at the Naval Academy. AREA The county plans to build a transfer station for waste dumping. Page 29. ETCETERA The legislative follies have been cancelled. Page 29. ENTERTAINMENT Celebrate George's birthday in D.C. See section inside.' ARUNDEL ARTIST Drawing exhibition depicts art as a process. Page 17. HEALTH Cape 7-year-old recovers from strokes. Page 9. STATE Gov. Harry Hughes and leg- islative leaders agree on the sports authority bill. Page 4. Shuttle's troubles may have started'at liftoff. Page 2. Five states have banned Ex- tra-Strength Tylenol. Page 3. Cap on credit cost pushed Maryland-defeats N.C. State. K were 1 in 17.3 a nager smashed i If wimriag mffliofl in 'theNewJer- sey Lottery -this week af- per taking Inorae in Itbe same I game last lottery say. like to Evelyn Marie Ad- asss of Point Pleasant said yesterday. Ms. who bought her ticket from the Point Pleasant Beach convenience store owned by fiance Herman Base- had been spending a week on tickets when she cor- rectly forecast the six numbers drawn at random in the state's lottery Oct. 24. Her winnings then totaled and she will be paid a year for 19 years. She said she bought a set up an education trust fond for her 10-yYar-old daughter and got herself out of debt. But the big win didn't satisfy her and she upped her weekly betting outlays to Ms. Adams discovered she hit the jackpot again when she fumbled through her week- ly tickets on Monday. .was very much of shock. I 'I did it I can't beUeve she said. Ms. Adams said she has jealousy on the part of customers and acquaint- and wassrt sure whetb- er she wovU ptajfef. When esttte op 'You're the lady won. Yoa got the money. YOB don't have to LOTTERY Rambert drawl Thrte-digH By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer Organised labor and legislators seeking to limit soaring credit-card costs charge that Maryland banks have not lived up to their promises made three years ago. But banking industry representa- tives argued yesterday during a state legislative hearing that the rates should not be compared with other loan interest rates. Business losses from fraud and bad debts justify making reason- able profits from credit card opera- they told a House commmittee in Annapolis. In this election numerous bills have been filed in both the House and Senate that would force union fight bankers down interest rates on credit cards. The legislation about the only consumer issue before lawmakers this session has been embraced by both incumbents and their challeng- but has failed to win endorse- ment from the legislative leadership. banks and others assured jis and the General Assembly that inter- est rates would fall as the discount rate said Edward K. president of the Maryland State D.C. during a new confer- ence yesterday. The news conference preceeded a hearing by the House Eco- nomic Matters Committee on 10 bills that would restrict interest rates or fees. discount rate is now hovering around 8 yet credit-card interest rates have remained at a high 18 percent to 22 La- mon said. He said he would send out fliers urging his members to tear up their credit cards if interest rates are not lowered to 15.5 percent by May. He also said he would urge mem- bers to apply for credit cards from Chevy Chase Savings and Loan. The current 14 percent interest and annual fee charged by the Bethesda thrift are apparently the lowest of- fered by Maryland banks. But the interest rate is variable and the annual fee is scheduled to increase to in January. Lamon told the committee there'' has been no huge outcry from con- sumers about the interest rates cause consumers don't know how to go about changing the interest But banking industry representa- tives told the committee that shop- ping for credit cards is something consumers know how to do and do regularly. They also said consumers are aware of the cost of using credit cards. In 1983 the Genearal Assembly responded to requests by the industry to deregulate the credit card industry and allow annual fees on credit cards. The year before the legislature had increased the interest rates allowed to 24 percent up 6 percentage points. interest rates on every other type of loan have credit card rates have said Del. Lawrence A. D-Balti- more. have no problem with the mar- ket determining rates. the discrepancy between credit card in- terest rates of 18-21 percent and on Page CoL More on the way -M. WlOtO oy BOB QpOlBrt poJUMd up on her aleMtog tttits fWa week to Jw 3 te 5inches of anow for today art reay have hotter for racy bad news for evening fxrtvftver. Forecasters sa time for the Friday evening rush tapering off before mktnHJfet Charges dropped in error By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Rape charges against two Gambrills men were dismissed Tuesday because of a legal outraging the alleged victim and spurring the prosecutor to appeal the ruling. The loophole occurred when Assistant State's Attorney Philip Caroom inadvertently dropped the charges against Wffiiam F. Hayghe and Richard J. Garner. The two tooth faced Charges of raping 'an IS-yeur-old woman in. a near Croitbn. It they could have to life to prison. The woman told county police she was accost- ed by too men jcar while walking home from a convenience store at Johnt Road anoV 3 on Aug. 5. i. She reported being taken to a nearby grassy strip jvhere each man took turns raping her wnfle rather The woaua said she Coast Guard seeks volunteers to drive boats By EFFffi COTTMAN Staff Writer Police always are looking for drunken but they usually don't provide the boat and the booze. But this that will change. About 50 Annapolis-area residents will be paid to take a free boat ride and tip enough cocktails to become legally drunk. The imbibers wfll be guinea pigs in a national test to help police determine if boating magnifies the affects of alcohol. At the same the research will help police devise the perfect field sobriety test for boaters. The study is being funded by the U.S. Coast Guard and conducted by the Intentional Association of Chiefs of Police. Maryland Department of Natural Re- sources Police are providing the boats and officers to help run the experiment. motor there are standard tests applied when a suspect is found on the said Ron manager of police traffic services for the association. all standing on one leg in a rocking boat wouldn't work too even for sober he said. During the police will administer tests they believe are more appropriate on moving including an eye test that detects minor twitches associated with drunkeness. Sostkowski said he is recruiting about 50 men and women from the Annapolis area to participate in the test. they are looking for people who have been exposed to alcohol but don't have-alcohol he said. Those who sign up will be screened to ensure that they don't have any medical problems that could affect test he said. Applicants selected for the study will par- ticipate in at least two drinking sessions and will be paid per he said. the people are we will put them through drinking experiments on land to determine their reaction to Sostkowski said. The same experiments then will be conducted on a be said. By comparing the police hope to M Page Col. an __ __gfl Hayghe and Earner each emerged with two chargittg datameirtj In their which is notunasttaT Jmt before the first witness was to testify who said he did not want jury to be confused over tbe duplicate announced that one document for each man would be stricken from tbe record. It was Caroom's dropping of these charges after the jury was empaneled that led defense attorneys to object and Judge Martin A. Wolff to acquit Hayghe and Garner of first-and second- degree rape. The judge based his decision on a Court of Appeals ruling that a trial begins after a jury is picked. And if charges are dismissed in the midst of a then the defendant is freed of those charges. Wolff ruled that the men could not be tried on the second set of identical charges because it would violate the Constitution's safeguard against double jeopardy being tried twice for the same crime. Caroom the that created a double said Assistant Public Defender Timothy on Page CoL Fight 'makes a difference' Local rabbi feels vindicated by release of Shcharansky By FRANCES JAQUE8 Staff Writer WKh the liberation of Soviet Anatoly B. Rabbi Robert G. Kknstn of Arnold feels vindicated. He believes his six-month probation and fine are a small price to pay in the continuing battle tor freedom of the Jews in the Soviet Union. Ribbi Klensin was among a group of 23 who demoftftrated within 500 feet of the Soviet Embassy in D.C.. 1 art Mar 1. think that all tpetking out letter- cm the makes a lUbbi spiritual letter of Saotun. really writing Temeie wt ha4 Ml kept Sbchtrtntky't cauae in the probably hare dfetppetred iota the Rinnan Dttftet of Superior Court Judge Colleen Esisr-btiir ym RafcM Densta aod the other protes- ters a of fafl tor 15 daft five accepted that nisif er a flue and a sit mosxhs wffi start trial later Technology confuses America AMAtOLY SHCHAfUMSKY rtfrlcn an Ttf vsAeswd M TV. her By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Forty per- cent or more of Americans believe flying saucers are that rockets change the weather and certain otinibers bring good according to a new poU whose avthor suggests tbowi a technologically confuses' so- ciety. Those turvey and others indicate that while tome of the American public is tomewhat In- formed on technological portion is not weQ IB- formed in these Jon D. director of tbe Public Opinion Laboratory tt Northern Ifflnoii Uni- yetterdty. For said his by the National Science fouod percent of afrtoiai with the Mot that eausM aenous btatth a esateotioa the clear whether this result ts an en- dorsement of folk medicine or a vote of no confidence hi tbe medkal profession. Whatever lit ft appears inconsistent with the Idea of tedmologkal Saefa literacy or perhaps illitera- cy to some cases wtt the focus of a weekend conference begmniag to- day hi Baltimore. Tbe poD also was released in D.C. An announcement of the confer- ence said. abounds that we are graduating students who art unprepared and unaWe to gracp evea day-to-day the technical contest of ringing from the safety at contraceptive or nntrKaaa to gene-cpueing or the rccM expkocion of tbe space shuttle CtuUffiftr flyings in Milter's tuoag 2.0M randomly adults last iaAest- Petty-three peroeat Afreet wttk the statesacM that is Htaif that at UN attHMUHii nave ;