Maryland residents gave top state officials the highest ratings in the past six years, according to a poll by the University of Maryland Survey Research Center.

The annual poll indicated that Gov. William Donald Schaefer received ratings of excellent or good from 67 percent of Maryland residents polled. The General Assembly received good or excellent ratings from 50 percent.

Then-Gov. Harry Hughes had received his highest rating in May 1985, when 54 percent rated his performance excellent or good.

In the past six years, the percentage of people who gave the legislature excellent or good ratings ranged from the mid-30s to mid-40s.

In the new poll conducted in May, 14 percent rated Schaefer's job performance excellent, 53 percent rated it good, 28 percent rated it fair and 5 percent rated his performance poor. Five percent said the General Assembly was doing an excellent job, 45 percent rated it good, 44 percent rated it fair and 6 percent rated it poor.

The center, which has conducted annual polls for six years, surveyed 824 Maryland residents. The poll's sampling error is 3 percentage points. asPolice described Swann as mwho they described as the woman's former boyfriend.searching for a suspect, identified as Gary Swann, 33. Swann was described by police as the woman's who they said is a former boyfriend Terry Lane.