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Capital, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Tax Time to spend or O's SLAM A's Cal drives in four as Orioles beat the 9-5 Cl On Birds vi. 8p.m. on ESPN. Expos'Martinez perfect through 9 HtiWEL-L MICROFILMS PD BOX. 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 JUNE Pensions tied to current qMlarfes Maryland's judicial pension plan is among the best for judges In the mid-Atlantic region. After one it gives judges a pension based on the current salary judges. Extrapolated at a conservative 4 percent simple annual increase over several here is what a yearly judicial pension could be worth to circuit court v -1 the last 13 circuit court salaries have approximately 4.5 percent per 1995 1998 2001 2004 2007 2010 Judges' pensions swell ____ with current salary levels Capital research Capital graphic ByTODDSPANGLER Staff Writer Sixteen years on the bench in Mary- land buys any judge a pension worth two-thirds' of salary but taxpayers contribute 50 percent more than judges just to keep the retirement plan sol- vent. With the fattest of Maryland's retire- ment judges can see their pen- sions swell beyond their earnings over several years and still make a day for part-time judicial work. The cost to the taxpayeris not and it shows little sign of shrinking. will pay its 249 jurists million this yean. But taxpayers also Taxpayers cover liability must pony up an additional million or more to help cover an unfunded liabjllty worth almost half the entire obligation of tfie pension plan. Meanwhile who receive sala- ries from up to contri- bute just 6 percent a.year to the Judges as a percentage of payroll it state said William who chairs a legislative pension subcommittee. you're trying to get a bench trial can't The legislators and jurists is that the best legal minds in the .state can be lured away from well- heeled firms with the security that goes vwith a good retirement But that expectation.comes with a sizeable financial burden. At the end of .the last fiscal the Judges Retirement Plan showed an obligation the cost of paying benefits to 500 active members and beneficia- ries of The plan has million in leaving an liability. State Retirement Agency said the plan's fiscal health is of because it is backed by the state and its assets and are mixed with those of pension plans' for other employees. Public watchdog say such a liability is a fiscal waiting to happen. Page Our Some questions should be raised about judges' pensions. A8 At iii Sailor amazed by the Guard's quick response By CHRISTOPHER MUN5EY Staff Writer Veteran sailor Bert Kuthy has al- ways respected the Coast but when an ailing crewmember needed a medical evacuation hundreds of miles at sea last he was amazed by the quick response. the chips are those guys know what to said the 63-year-old Arnold man. Accompanied by a crew of eight longtime Mr. Kuthy's sailboat Caramba left its slip on the Magothy River on May 20. The 41-foot Morgan was bound for Bermuda. But a few days into the crew- member Jim An- devel- oped internal bleeding and se- vere abdominal pain. Bermuda lies off the coast of North more ANDERSON than 600 miles to the southeast. But with winds blowing from the southeast all that the boat couldn'tsail directly toward the island. By the time the sailboat was 200 miles from Mr. Anderson's condition had worsened. The crew put him in a bunk and tried to keep him but he needed more help than they could give. always carry a great deal of first-aid but this was not a HAMMERING AWAY AT SAFETY By George rf.Lundikow ffie Capital Owen of helps bulW a skHT part of Anftapollc Sato Boating Festival at the Susan Campbell Park at City Dock. Owen and other kids were teaming about boating and boating safety from Chessle's Kids. The one-day event was sponsored by theAnnapoHs Power Squadron and the Boat U.S. Foundation For Boating Safety. Late book Oil 'That's now no more Kevin' Mr. Kutrr mr. He consulted with with Coast Guard personnel stationed in by single-sideband radio on May 24. They quickly decided to turn back and sail due because it would take more time to reach Bermuda than get within helicopter range of the U.S. coast. Sometime that week the boat's en- gine conked making it difficult to recharge the batteries needed to run the communications gear. POT days. Page I1 ictim By P.J. SHUEY and MICHAEL CODY Staff Writers Kevin Gallagher's three sons scattered their father's ashes over Parker Creek in Deale with help from cousins and a longtime family friend. out in the bay was where he always said Daniel 9. just felt he should be It's been two- months since the April night that Mr. Gallagher was killed by a rock throv-n through his windshield in Tracys Landing. Yesterday's ceremony was part of a daylong memorial gathering at the family's home As the Gallagher boys spread the ashes from their father's their mother watched from a dock bench. More than 100 friends and relatives waited on shore. looked behind and all the people were crying. was a Lori Gallagher said. still lOOSC now. There's no more Kevin. He's in our In the weeks surrounding Mr. Gallagher's 25 other incidents of rock-throwings at cars were reported. In the hours just before and after he died. 11 similar attacks were reported. How many were connected with Mr. Gal- lagher's death is but police continue to pursue said Sgt. Bob who is supervising the into Gal- Page very com- pulsive about said Mark Fried- who hefted a stack of on-time re- rums as he walked into the Annapolis library Thursday afternoon. Library scoff By THERESA WINSLOW Staff Writer At the Crofton there was the the patron who supposedly from a hospital bed where he Was receiving intravenous to beg for a reprieve from returning his overdue books. He got it. the next he walked in looking perfectly healthy and had nerve enough to try and take out more. At the Annapo- lis another man used his wife's death as an excuse for not bringing his books back on time. It worked the first time. By the Slncefiscal miieinm. Jlbrary system has collected h more -8 million In fines chuckle wnen they books. Fines are reminisce about times people aren't so pleasant when they have to cough up fines for over- due books. The bottom is that most people in Anne Arundel County and very few fail to eventually return materials. Anne Arundel County Public Library -J 1994 1993 1992 Fltcal year runs July 1 through June 30. Library Administration Capital graphic 'It's such a great service. It's a priceless resource for this county. I've been late with and I've willingly paid the 25 or 50 Actually Does are-20 cents day to a Page LOW Partly cloudy today and tomorrow. D2 Lacrosse jamboree Only sortie lafe afternoon rain could put 2 damper on yesterday's first Chesapeake Lacrosse Celebration Day at Sevema Park High School. The county's _ lacrosse community was able to take a look at past and future plus the eoacftes wfwdevetop youth talent 61 Shoppers find big treasures. El DAVE History lesson for the Class of '95. El tORORfc Church aging seminar set for St. John's. E4 The true art and soul of Mexico. H UM. NATO continues searcfl. A2 VIVA Gingrich says Clinton confused on Cuba. A3 O DNA expert heard not seen in court. MNKMCTh Last Pearl Harbor Navy vessel on scrap list. At Aiwtel Report ..01 Etftortafc........A84 Business..........Bl Lottery............_.A4 Books................E3 Mortes..............E2 Cap Camera.....F13 Classified.....fl-14 PofceteM........02 ;