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Capital, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Not just a big fish tale Bl STICK HIGH Terps upset will play in lacrosse final Cl Broadneck takes 3A Cooke rules out Laurel Dl QCTO ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 MAY Shipshape Class of '95 guides Navy into future By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer During the Class of 1995's four years at the Naval the winds of change and scandal buffeted the 150-year old school As the Soviet threat the academy's future officers watched the Navy shrinlrfrom a nearly 600 ship fleet to one of fewer than 400 And midway through their four the worst cheating scandal m the academy's history led to the expulsion of dozens of midshipmen m the class above them By federal officials and others began to question the-nature of the academy and even whether it should continue to exist But the class hung together during the tough and when Adm Charles R Larson brought a fresh wind when he came aboard as superintendent in they were ready to help lead the acad emy into a new era came in turned it around completely It s a tribute to Adm said Midshipman 1st Class Bradley Busch of Annapolis starting to look at the positive things It woke you Over the past Adm Lar son has spoken with each senior during receptions at his campus residence very astute They're .much more into leadership ethics what s going on In the fleet focusing outward he said class helped him by contributing its own honor and ethics initiatives to his he said is no reason this should be a gray graduation There are no clouds over this place now I think we're Ijack out into the sunshine again and I feel really good aBout it' he said About 930 members of the class of 1995 will graduate at Wednesdays commissioning ceremo niei at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium the end of a long haul that began on Induction in Julv 1991 On that day 1133 midshipmen to be showed up passed physical exams and entered the academy In high school 14 percent of them had been class presidents or vice presidents and 81 percent had been ranked in the top one fifth of their class typical numbers for an incoming group of plebes or freshmen They comprised one of the smallest academy classes in years a result of congressional cutbacks Their plebe summer a two month boot camp designed to prepare teen agers for the rigors of academy life was just a bit kinder and gentler than for previous classes NAVY. 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A12 YV K K 9 9 5 fees to climb HIGHLIGHTS OF MILLION SPENDING PLAN families will pay an average more in property garbage removal fees and sewer and water service charges under a million budget approved Friday night IIKTMMS Property taxes rising from to on the average house valued at The tax rate Is rising from 35 per of assessed value to 38 Garbage removal rising from to Utility fees for water and sewer service growing an'average of for an average bill of The budget Included money for Mveral new 20 new police employees 10 firefighters 11 detention center employees Rve in the State's Attorney s four irrthe Sherrff's Office Among the cuts for director of a training center for troubled youths to renovate a building for the center for three consultants in the executive s office government to license cats The council approved million for county including money for 41 new teachers 20 fewer than requested1 But the council found money for 14 teachers not included in that figure and two guidance counselors The spending plan also for the Advanced School Automation a computer system that will be installed in every high school million for class materials and a 6 percent increase 3 million to run the central office School budget cuts for coordinator of safety for teaching assistants to patrol the hallways of the three largest high schools for the coordinator of home economics Average county homeowner pay more per year By BART JANSEN Staff Writer After a long day of haggling and arm the County Council late Friday night approved a budget that will increase taxes and fees per year for the average homeowner In approving changes to County Execu- tive John G Gary Jr 's 2 million spending the council agreed to pay for dozens more police and fire fighters But it cut his major initiative to create a training center for troubled youths The council spent 5 million culled from elsewhere in the budget on 14 new teachers and two new guidance -as well as to install a computer system in every high scTiool think this does what we said in the campaign Provide high-quality services at a price we could said Council Chair man Diane R R Arnold Tax and fee increases include a rise of in property taxes on the average based on the tax rate rising from 35 per of assessed value to 38 Garbage fees will jump from to per and water and sewer bills will go up 135 for nearly per house- hold Mr Gary awarded nearly half of his 6 million increase to the Board of Education But school officials had asked for rather than the million Mr Gary proposed The council gave the school sys- tem a total of 5 million Mr Gary proposed hiring 41 new teach- which was 20 fewer than the school board had requested But the council restored 16 including 10 four special education instructors and two guidance counselors Page BUT NO FEARS Kelly of Harwood wipes as she and of Galesvllle listen to commencement ceremonies at Southern High School yesterday. The ceremony was one of several at public and private schools Including St. Arundel and Archbishop Spaldlng high South Meade and Chesapeake held their commencement ceremonies Friday night. For a full-page of graduation day see Page 06. By 1 Henson The Capital Domestic abuse victims move slowly toward help By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer The young woman in the blue dress sits silently hunched over She savs nothing and just stares at the floor tnmg to avoid the gazes of the room fiM of ftfrangprs _ Us clear she wants nothing to do with this Annapolis courtroom hut she has little rhoire Eight months ago she was the victim of a 19 v ear old s brutal rage The day had just started at Mearie High School when he confronted her in a hallway He threw her into a locker smacked her face repeatedly and held her hostage in an ernptv room for nearly an hour But now she doesn t want him to go to jail a prosecutor savs he s her boyfriend She riidn t fell anvone what had happened until her father noticed the cuts and bruises on her face On this day a judge steps in where she won t He sends her boyfriend to prison for two years and after he suspends the sentence he issues a stern warning If you ever think about hurting her then you re going downtown to the Department of Correction Experts say a case like this one illustrates the hope and frustration that they fpel toward local courts and domestic abuse On one hand judges and court officials now are likelv to act boldlv to curb potential abusers Judge Jftseph P Manck s words easily coulri havp been uttered almost anv judge Page Battered spouses With an increase in awareness of domestic the number of reported cases in Anne Arundel County has climbed in recent years Experts that maybe as few as one in 10 assaults is reported -Humtoer-ot reports Many victims reluctant to turn in a loved one '90 '91 '92 '93 '94 Source Uniform Crime Reporting Program Maryland State Police Gaprtal By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer She said he beat her up sending her to the hospital with cuts and bruises to her head The same dav she filed criminal rharges But when man tftP 10 month old child came railing last Christmas Fve I Tanva fox dirin I turn him awav He railed me asking to see the barn at first I was going to sav no and call the police she wrote in a log she brings whenever she comes to court But my roommate convinced me it was Christmas and the police would catch up with him The potire still haven t caught up with Dwight Addison whom Ms Cm alleges assaulted her eight months ago When he didn t show up recenflv in District Court she became unsure if he ever would While she cut him a break around the holidays Ms Cox says she won t again be so lenient toward her child s father Since February she alleges he has harassed her wp-rt wwk her-at-home and- declaring that he s at war with her She now has a six month protective order against him This is just an ongoing thing said of the numerous trips she has had to make to court It s ridiculous Lnlike victims of other crimes many victims of domestic violence ride an emotional roller roaster that doesn t end quickly Afraid of ratting on a loved one or afraid for their safetv many victims mostlv women don t press criminal charges until the abuse turns espwially violent VICTIMS Page WEATHER 7362 LOW Chance o' e'S today arid tomorow D2 Short lines Strange things are happening at Camden Yards This a fan can show up at 7 15pm. watk up to the gate and buy tickets for that night s Orioles game ON TV Brown vs Bosio 8 o m on HTS Cl LIFESTYLE PRCSERVUM A Stephanie Carroll the head of preservation services for Historic Annapolis Foundation is part of the organization s 25-person team that is heiomg the city move m new directions looking rts oast 61 NOTICE The NO Capital will not publish tomorrow in observance o' Memorial Day The holiday also means that national coupons win not appear m today s editions The coupons will Sunday Have a 'ui and INDEX Vundel i E3 Cao Carva cl f Circulation 2 i 3 Wortd 3 268-70OO 268-4800 o i
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