Annapolis Capital, July 18, 1986

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Capital, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland South County school hit by vandais. SEE PAGE 11 HUWCLL MI p Jr GOOD Hetrr it an I 8 it TTie IM.faft St. call SENIOR High are protesting a pate with Aennp- .Ptget. TAINMENT OF music will aow at Arena D C. ARTIST show Gallery it a bit UL'S weekly in iasocfeed the of the seam with tfce Minnesota 117. SES of a dootitta- LHy TornHa are from showiaf or nutt they ireemeiu he ftreM over te ft Soptrior Cwtrt judge tnjlwt Judge I John Cole U- thf htrrUf ChnrcbfiJ and re- ar1 after tlkbjMd Ac two I IMAr i the ihowi of her one-worn an Search InUttifWt Ltfe in TwJto Inside McCallum as a Raider. SEE PAGE 17 pit lazy For page 5. RAP Prosecution more likely Incidents increase in city By SHERRY YAEK Staff Writer' Although state lawmakers did their part to help rape prosecution in societal atti- tudes sometimes still convict the victim in- stead of the a county prosecutor said. Some people still contend women ask for said Assistant State's Attorney William D. Roessler. Although successful prosecution of rapists in the county was slightly more than 73 percent in many of the cases were lost when juries declared that women prompted the he said. public sometimes equates a victim who allows herself or himself to be put in a compromising position with consenting to the crime. if a woman accepted a ride home from a bar with a guy and he pulled a gun and took her everyone would say that's Roessler said. Prosecution became easier in 1976 with laws that divided rape into several categories and created charges for sex offenses such as touching and fondling. The divisions helped prosecution because before rape -which carried a possible life sentence included such actions as a man forcing intercourse with his girlfriend at a drive-in. The life-sentence would decrease the jury's willingness to convict such a Roessler said. The same suspect now would be charged with second-degree a felony carrying a maximum 20-year sentence. More lawmakers limited the right to question a woman's Roessler said. Attorneys cannot use evidence relating to a woman's chastity unless a judge decides in closed chambers before the trial that such on Page Col. By SHERRY YAEK Staff Writer The threat of rape in Annapolis is growing. City police have received 13 rape reports thus far this year already more than all of last year. In city police investigated only 12 cases. The department has no explanation for the according to Cpl. William police spokesman. Annapolis officers have arrested and charged five people with rape since January. State report 20 rape cases in the county from January to four more than the same period last year County police handled 31 rape cases in the first five months of this the same as last year. Powell said city police are warning people to be extra cautious during summer when rapes traditionally increase County police Detective Bonnie Welsh said women and girls are more accessible during the summer. are more people out and about during the summer. You wouldn't see a woman hitchhiking when it's 30 Welsh said. Rapes are increasing in Mrs. Welsh partly because more women are working than five years ago. aren't safe at home with the kids anymore. They're out there taking Mrs. Welsh said. Women are more apt to report a rape because societal attitudes are she said. Women are believed more rapists are found guilty more often and people are realizing rape is not a woman's fault. Brenda director of clinical ser- vices at the Sexual Offense Crisis Center in said focusing on prevention makes women feel they did something wrong if they are raped. on Page Col. Derby queen Race champ wins for dad By MINDY SKINNER Staff Writer When her streamlined lavender car flew past the finish line on Eastern Avenue in Washing- last Donna Tomasello had realized a dream. But the dream of winning the soap box derby was one she had shared with her and her Kenneth Tomasello who died last February after a heart attack With the patience and guidance of her brother and father behind 15-year-old Donna and her shiny racer captured first place in the Washington Area Soap Box Derby senior division after nine heats. Donna and her father built the shell of the SPOTLIGHT ON PEOPLE______________ car last but after her father's her brother stepped in to help her complete No. 11 in time for this year's competition. was really special that we did it in my dad's car we finished it and said the junior at Broadneck High School. With this Donna travels to Aug. 4 to compete in the Ail-American Soap Box a goal she has dreamed of during all fire of her years of competition in the sport. the culmination of hundreds of hours of work and said her 31-year-old of Waldorf. He started the Tomasello tradition at age 14 by racing for two years. The Akron competition pits area champs nationwide as well as cars from Ireland and Donna said The entire Tomasello clan will accompany her to the a trip which has been an annual OB Page Col. DONNA TOMASELLO holds the trophy the won last weekend In her No 11 In inset. Donna peers from the cockpit. Ship plan sinks By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer The developers of the million Sea Witch clipper ship project an- nounced yesterday they have decid- ed to leave Annapolis. Where they planned to take their wood and canvas they didn't say But it isn't Back Creek. Melbourne director of the development wrote a letter to Mayor Dennis Callahan that very careful the Amencan Clipper Trust has de- cided that the site on Back Creek offered by Annapolis for the con- struction of the clipper ship Sea Witch is no longer viable for this who built the ill-fated Pride of said he is looking for other locations for Sea includ- ing and Fla When asked for the reasons why Back Creek was longer he declined further comment Bill Smith's principal asso- did not return phone calls A combination of factors likely led to the decision to abandon 10 months of negotiations on building the 180- foot-long ship on 14 acres of taxpay- er-owned waterfront property off Edgewood officials said For Baltimore has been trying to lure the project to the Inner a trust spokesman said DO evidence of financial backing for the multi-million en- deavor hat been Callahan said local environmentalists have blasted Sea Witch in public and caused some negative publicity mi Page 8. 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