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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

December 23, 1992

TCI Cablevision to raise rates for city and county residents

TCI Cablevision, the cable company that serves Annapolis and the surrounding area, is raising its rates Feb. 1.

Company officials said they plan to increase rates for cable service by 5 percent for city residents and 4 percent for county residents. Customers will be notified in their December bills, now in the mail.

"We're not raising our basic service, but we're raising the franchise fee, which is going to increase the total bill," said Sharon DeArmond, marketing manager for the cable company.

In the past, she said, franchise costs -- the fees paid to the city for access to land to install cables -- were absorbed by increases in the basic service fees. The last one was an 8.6 percent increase in February.

When the new rate increase takes effect, city customers who receive the basic service package of 43 channels will pay 97 cents more, or $20.47. County customers will pay 78 cents more, or $20.28. The city's franchise costs are higher than the county's, Ms. DeArmond said.

Two youths accused of threatening brothers

Two youths followed two younger boys home from an Annapolis elementary school Monday afternoon and allegedly threatened them with a knife and toy gun, city police said.

Police said the younger boys, brothers ages 9 and 10, were involved in a fight at Georgetown Elementary School earlier in the day. When they left school, they were followed by one of the boys, a 12-year-old, and his older brother, 14.

The 14-year-old is accused of holding a knife to the 10-year-old boy's back, and the other youth allegedly displayed a toy handgun, police said.

The parents of the boys who were threatened decided not to press charges, police said.

South River High ties Severna Park at math

South River High School tied Severna Park in the third round of the annual county math competition at Anne Arundel Community College.

But the South River math team failed to topple Severna Park from the top spot in the overall standings.

Adam Meyerson of Severna Park posted a third straight perfect round of six points and remained on top of the overall individual standings. Jason McCullers and Mike Morton of Annapolis High School also eared perfect scores in the individual round.

The top three teams are Severna Park with 31 points; South River, 26; and Annapolis, 24.33.

Two rounds remain in the competition. The next round is set for Feb. 6 at the college.

POLICE LOG

* Annapolis: Someone broke into a home in the 2000 block of Harbour Gates Drive Friday and stole jewelry and other property valued at $1,200.

* Annapolis: Someone stole $2,800 from a bank deposit bag at the Crown Hallmark store in Annapolis Mall Friday. The money was kept in the bag that was stored in a file cabinet.

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