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Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Your Helping seniors enjoy Iffe. This think 'green.' SEE SECTION INSIDE Friday v Bruins drop title bids. SEE PAGE 21 Classified 268-7000 Hhe Tomorrow't Iffore rain For sta page 7. VOL Cl NO. 62 MARCH 25 Ctnti GOOD PONT FORGET The NAVAL ACADEMY Band will feature Italian mu- sic in a free concert at tonight in Mitscher Hll at the academy. AREA ROUSE CONFERENCE cen- ter opponents rest after mara- thon hearing. Page 28. ETCETERA A BIG BABY can bring priz- es. Page 29. ARUNDEL ARTIST HANDCRAFTED DOLLS are featured at the Pendragon Gallery. Page 19. MUSIC A CONCERT ASSOCIATION enters its 35th season with the booking of two musical attrac- tions. Page 20. STATE OLD COURT Savings and Loan's to-fepertedly negotiating ir settlement in a lawsuit against tornwr thrift officials. Page LEGISLATURE HIGH SCHOOL students will have until 1988 before they are required touass a writing test. Pige S. COURTS A TEEN convicted of rape and armed robbery threatens to kill jurors. Page 7. CHALLENGER'S night re- corders have been found. Page 2. AIDS TESTS should be given to millions of people at high the government says. Pages. SPORTS THE CAPITALS lose to the Page 21. PEOPLE ACTOR MICHAEL KEATON has returned home for the premier of a motion picture that used de- pressed western Pennsylvania towns as a backdrop for a comedy. who grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Coraopol- confessed to nervousness about appearing before home- town fans for last night's pre- mier. pressure's he said. The opening nationally is set in tbe fictional town of Pa. Tbe town's auto plant has amd a roguish character played by tbe SJ-year-old Keaton per- Hudei a Japanese automaker to take over the plant. For a look at otbar people in tbe news Me fife 3. LOTTERY Numbers drawn Three-digit WT. Pick 4- INOEX 4 40 pages. Omics 2S 12 3041 27 32 I He OMtnaries Police 7 7 IUI .It Photo by DANIEL tailpipe and exhaust my looked so brand Exhaust check saves Cape man's life By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer The eft-maligned Vehicle Emis- Inspection Program has at least one devoted fan. do believe it saved my said Daniel Monk of Cape St. who credits the program for spotting a potentially lethal carbon-monoxide leak in his car. During the past two often fell asleep after driving his 1974 Datsun sedan. He also nodded off several times while waiting in the run- ning car for his Elsie Mae. would take my wife to the store. She would go in and I would stay in the car. couple times she came out and woke me His doctor couldn't diagnose the problem and several service sta- tions gave his car a clean bill of health. Just two weeks he had his car tuned up before heading to the Bestgate Road inspection sta- tion. But the Datsun soundly failed the emissions test. Test instruments showed there would take my wife to the store. She would go in and I would stay in the car. A couple times she came out and woke me Daniel Cape St. Claire wasn't enough exhaust leaving the tail pipe for an accurate reading. It Indicated that carbon monox- ide was escaping before it reached the exhaust pipe outlet. So Monk revved his car a few times and saw that no smoke was leaving the pipe. tailpipe and exhaust looked so brand he said. When he had the pipe mechanics discovered a large hole in the leaking deadly gas into the car. He said he was angered ihat the pipe wasn't checked by the first but pleased that emission workers spotted the problem. ffe returned to the station and easily passed the he said. his doctor confirmed that the exhaust was ..causing his sleeping spells. could have fallen asleep he said. Jim manager of the Annapolis test said leaks in In addition to carbon-monoxide and hydrocarbon test equipment measures the placement the percent- age of carbon monoxide in the air leaving the tailpipe. If the level Is below 4 poisonous gas is escaping before it reaches the pipe Trieb- wasser said. Monk's laudatory reaction is he admitted. motorists angered by failing the test scoff at the poten- OB Page Col. DeBerry wins retrial Judge admits to error in bizarre murder case By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer Lee E. convicted of mur- der last was granted a new trial yesterday because the judge allowed police to testify that he laughed about a high school class- mate's decomposed body. Circuit Court Judge Robert S. Heise was scheduled to sentence DeBerry for the 1984 shotgun slaying of Gerry of Annapolis Roads. But in an unusual the judge said he and Assistant State's Attor- ney William Roessler violated an agreement to keep that testimony from the jury. absolutely in said a grim Linda whose son's body was discovered Dec. in a shallow grave near Harness Creek. DeBerry 1 brothers Earl and Jeff and their were buoyant. I'm the elder DeBerry said about his son's new trial. Police allege that of Harness lured Worcester into the woods on Oct. shot him and stole his new motorcycle. The two youths were in their last year at Annapolis Senior High School. A jury convicted DeBerry on of first-degree murder in the slaying. He faced up to life in prison. The new twist to an already bi- zarre murder case came after Judge LEE E. remains until -ntwifftil. -m Heise spent almost two hours listen- ing to tapes of the trial in his chambers. Defense attorney Richard Karces- ki asked for a new trial based on tbe incriminating statements DeBerry allegedly made to county police on Jan. Detective John Jaschik testified at DeBerry's trial that the teen-ager joked that day about photographs of Worcester's decomposed on Page Cat Home fees pass Developers to pay for 'impact' By PAT RIVIERE Staff Writer The County Council can force de- velopers to pay impact fees to fi- nance services and improvements required to accommodate a tbe county House delegation agreed yesterday. Splitting along party the delegation voted 9-4 to approve ena- bling legislation 12341 requested by the county administration. Republicans argued that the legis- lature should put more restrictions on how the fees are handled. But the Democratic majority said tbe bill gives the county the means to devel- op a system. think all of us are concerned about how this is going to work. But if you're going to give somaoae the authority to do girt tbtm the authority to do hV' DA Tyras said after the meeting. The county's fift senators have already approved simitar tegtalatiqa and the bill is awaiting a final vote by the fall Senate. Tbe county's four Repubttcaa Liability fix perils boaters By DEBRA VIADERO Business Writer A tide of rising liability insurance premiums threatens to drown Mary- land's maritime business- men said during an all-day conference in Annapolis yesterday. people move into the indus- try sod buy a tbe debt service is high and tbe profit mar- gins are low. If they get bit with tremeodmu that's the big- fast said Mick executive director of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland. The subject was one of several on the agenda when the association held its annual conference at the Holiday Inn. More than 200 maritime business representatives attended a record number in the nine-year history of the conference. And or- ganizers attributed some of the tarn- out to concern over liability insurance. marine businesses this year are reportedly facing in- creases of percent for liability insurance. Similar increases are rocking day-care construction companies and a host of other busi- nesses across the country. more serious than increasing premium is the acreating refusal of major insurers to write liability insurance policies for ma- rine businesses. Robert Slaff of presi- dent of tbe learned a month ago that his insurer would not renew tbe umbrella policy for his business. Slaff is president of Imtra a firm that supplies imported inflatable boats. The insurer finally relented it was only by going to all the sup- pliers and getting them to holler and scream and jump on tbe be said. Now. Slaff said be is paying four times as much for one-quarter of the coverage. Paul who owns Adventures an Annapolis-based charter- boat found out that insurer planned to his charter insuring his boat stead for only private recreational. use. He has one month to ftod the additional coverage before his pocky runs out I expect. wiB M i. Attorney's breath tests OK'd By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer A suspected drvnken dmer ran asve his attorney measure how much be ban had to drink before deciding whether to take a police i Circuit Court judge rated yesterday In overturning a state police poli- Judge Brace C. Williams said the barring of an attorney test by pottet Tbt dactfiea stems froa Annapolis Judge overturns ban by police attorney Gill Cochran's two year fight to test clteau at state police barracks simply means that defense lawyers can property represent their Cothran said. I can dust eff my State banned the attorney adaiaitttrtd breath test in because they feared tt would ham their campaign against drunken the test u done by an attorney first. I think it is obvious that if a suspect is over the legal the attorney will advise him not to the police said Lt. David Yon- man during a January bearing be- fore Judge Williams. Bat Cechnn said he advised t many clients to take the police test even if they failed his Suspects have an incentive for police to measure their blood alcohol he said. Under Maryland law. the Motor Vehicle Administration can suspend a driver's for up to six for refusing to take the I an fage Cel ;