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Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland Patriots are the bullies of AFC i CO our guide to the county fair. SJBV ACTION INS1DC HnWFLL MICROFILMS P.O. BOX 1558 L AURtL wawaivuiii MD 20707 j Tomorrow's Just ideal For MO paga SEPTEMBER 25 Contt GOOD S I -rffe _ tke HALL OF RECORDS The Maryland Hall of Records Building was dodlcated yesterday in the first event of tho Bicentennial observance of tho Annapolis Convention. Stato Archivist Edward C. Paponf escorts Qov. Harry Hughes around the main hall. Located on fiowo tho btitMlnj contains tho state's archfvos dating from tho founding of the colony In 1634. PtMtMbyBobQHMrt Murder mistrial declared ai takes finally beat thfeeevatry IMS aietw ta taartHp. IV VPMaWV wrest iiaaf a Qfettttltffltt aaa very tar watt fc tie By JOANNA RAMEY Staff Writer For the second a judge has declared a mistrial in the case of an Annapolis-area man charged with tha 19M shotgun slaying of a high school classmate. Lee will be tried again because a key prosecution witness yesterday inadvert- ently said that police offered him a lie- detector test. The legal slip was made before a Circuit Court just 40 minutes into DeBerry's second trial. DeBerry is accused of the Oct. shotgun slaying of Annapolis Senior High School classmate Gerry Worcester. Last December a jury convicted DeBerry of flrst-degree murder after six days of testimo- ny. The Harness Creek resident faced up to life in prison. But Judge Robert S. Heise overturned the conviction two months later. He agreed with defense attorney Richard Karceski that cer- tain testimony had been improperly intro- duced. The second declared by Judge Martin A. Involved another kind of legal faux pas from a witness. Michael Johnson was testifying how DeBer- a told him about killing Worcester with a sawed-off shotgun. Johnson testified that DeBerry grabbed his chest to mimic Worcester as he was gunned down near Harness Creek. DeBerry also admitted to stealing Worcester's motorcycle and burying the body in a shallow Johnson testified. When prosecutor William D. Roessler ques- tioned the witness about talking to Johnson unknowingly made a legal blunder. of said that county detectives wanted give me a lie detector Karceski objected. Mentioning a lie detector test is taboo in trials because the procedure cannot be used as evidence. And if jurors think that a lie on Page Col. ___________ V Boats 4 bring bucks Shows are a bonanza By KEVIN DRAWBAUGH Staff Writer Visitors to the Annapolis boat shows last October pumped more than million into city according to a long-awaited study released yesterday. The University of Maryland Sea Grant re- port confirms many common assumptions about the successful boat namely that they are a bonanza for local businesses and they attract well-educated people to Annapolis. talking megabucks said May. or Dennis Callahan to the study's But the 20-page report does not answer some long-standing mysteries about the beat stews. Deliberately excluded from the study were such statistics as how many people attended last year's how much money they speajt on admission and how much they spent oW actual boat purchases. These key left out lor a said Mick director of the Marine Tradei Association of which commissioned tpt study. fir a afcdy of the amount of expenses that goes to Annapolis businesses from die boat Admission and boat purchase usually go out of the he said. In boat show attendance figures have never been revealed. Such information is held secret by show organisers across the nation for competitive Blacklstone said. recent negotiations over a new City Dock lease have shed some light on boat show attendance and admission mysteries. Callahan said today that ticket Ales for the shows last year totaled Under the newly negotiated city taxpayers will get 50 percent of ticket sales or a whichever is larger. Regardless of the admission and lease ar- the new study confirms that the Annapolis economy likely will continue to pros- per from the boat shows. This the United States Sailboat Show is scheduled to be held Oct. 9-13. The United States Powerboat Show is scheduled for Oct. 19. on Page Col. Bus site faces 'historic' snags By EFFIE COTTMAN Staff Writer A proposed bus station behind the Arundel Center could compromise the Colonial character of historic preservationists said last night Testifying at a public members of Historic Annapolis Inc said they were worried that the Gotts Court transit center may be too tall and bulky for the city Historic District They said they needed to review design specifications and traffic flow Theirs were the only reservations to the site selected by a advisory committee that studied 24 possible locations for the bus station. Other speakers stressed the need for a convenient center where resi- dents and tourists could catch buses to Baltimore or Washington and local cabs. They said Gotts Court may not be but it was the best site the city had to offer. A search for a 'site was launched after the state Mass Transit Admin- istration earmarked million to 13 million to improve public bus ser- E OF proposed trsmH conter. plans before taking a position to and from Annapolis. proposal. City officials originally hoped to combine the bus station with a visitor's but found no appro- priate location for the joint venture. a committee chaired by Alderman Ruth R-Ward picked a parking lot already target- ed for a public garage for more than 500 cars. There is not enough room at the Gotts Court site for a visitor's cen- ter The recommendation Is expected to be Introduced to the City Council Sept 22 No further public hearings are planned Annapolis must defer final approval or disapproval until a satisfactory visuals have been gathered and saM Patricia vice president for public affairs for the historic group. are concerned about the im- pact of any structure on this site Mrs. Kohlbepp served on the siting commjttee and voted instead for a transit center and visitor's center on Rowe Boulevard owned by Elks Lodge 622 The Gotts Court site was selected over the Elks property by a 7-5 vote No decision has been made on the size or architecture of the garage and bus station M Page GOP embarrassed by fluke win BjLORRAINF AHEA1N Staff Writer When M year old Annapolis woman known for her mroberent Speeches and bizarre conspiracy Utes filed an indigent Republican candidate for executive last few found it s irpr Bat Rothtchiid Beaure'- gtrd'i fluke pnman win Tuesday wrprivd and embtmsted local Re- publicans already tuffering from a shortage of viable candidates GOP leaders were quick to dis- Uace tbeamlres from tbe aomina- vtdca Mrs. Boasmfutf Cwasty Eaeettto 0. Lighthizer in tbe general election NOT 4 The Annapolis who one month a testified before the City Council that a South African opposi- tion leader was behind a plot to Annapolis bus won a three primary race Following of absentee Mrs Beauregard had re- ceived a total of 3.425 narrow ly defeating restaurant employee John Grasso's and registered Bum Carol A Defibaugh's absolutely nothing we can said toaoetie exec director of Marylaarf Re- publican Party been in a position before where we've had candidates that were an embarrassment to us or were not of the caliber we generally are accustomed to Asked for his on the primary Park Re- publican state Sen Jack Cade taid have no comment and hung up tbe telephone C Operating a one member human service lobby called Christian Ser- vices Mrs Beauregard has been a fixtare for years ia the tails of cwurty aad stale fsvtm- meat She testifies on nearly every bill before every committee commonly digressing into conspiracy theories unrelated to tbe meeting's business At a City Council meeting Aug for instance Beauregard of- fered testimony that Republican AM- ennan John Hammond said was deep as she's ever jumped off During the portion of the meeting when the public has a chance to speak. Mrs Beauregard told UK aldermen that she is rotaoury Cei ;