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Monday, July 4, 1994
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1 4? Morylairidl Monday, July 4, 1994 the Star-Democrat Page 3A President Two midshipmen under review for sexual harassment at Academy more time at camp WASHINGTON AP) One morning last week, White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers told reporters that President Clinton had no plans to go to Camp David for the weekend. An aide rolled his eyes and groaned, "There goes the Fourth." It's a common lament of White House staffers: Clinton rarely uses the mountaintop hideaway, which means his minions almost never get weekends off. But the president changed his mind later in the week and spent the Fourth of July weekend at the Maryland retreat. No aides. No horde of friends. This was his third trip to Camp David in three weeks, after going just five times in all of 1993. His staff hopes it's a trend for his sake, and theirs. For months, the White House said the secluded retreat was an unnatural fit for a president who feeds off the company of other people. They blamed his allergies which are aggravated in the woodsy setting and the lack of handy golf courses. White House administrator David Watkins claimed with a straight face that he was scouting courses for Clinton in late May when he took a presidential helicopter to a golf game near Camp David. The ride cost him. his job. For whatever reason, the Clintons have rarely used the camp solely for recreation. They headed to the 134-acre refuge after the death of Mrs. Clinton's father, for Thanksgiving and for a retreat with the Cabinet. But Clinton apparently had nothing but relaxation in store for this weekend. Aides say he and his family enjoy the camp's bowling alley and movie theater. The president uses the small driving range to whack golf balls. There also is a pool and a fish pond adjoining the four-bedroom cottage used by presidents since 1942. Clinton slipped out Saturday and Sunday for golf near the retreat. His .partner, bp,th. ,days . was Webb Hubbell, an old Arkansas friend who resigned under pressure this year as associate attorney general. The president was not even expected to return in time for the July Fourth fireworks tonight. Why the change now? One aide speculated that Clinton has realized he needs to get away from . Washington more often. After struggling to lift himself above the political fray and impose a vision on his presidency, Clinton may be taking the time away to refpcus his thoughts and energies. ANNAPOLIS (AP) One midshipman at the Naval Academy is being investigated for .alleged sexual harassment and another is being disciplined, the latest in a series embarrassing incidents for the Naval Academy and the Navy, academy officials said. . ,,,?: .;. In the most recent case, Midshipman 3rd Class Stephen J. Ciccarelli allegedly walked into to the room of a high school student attending a seminar at the academy June 17. Ciccarelli allegedly climbed into her bed, forcibly kissed her, grabbed her hands and placed them on bis genitals, according to a memorandum on the incident issued to the commandant of midshipmen. The teen-ager was attending a seminar for high school students interested in applying to the academy. In a separate case earlier this spring, a midshipman 'was found guilty of sexually harassing ''three female midshipmen over two years. 'Some people have made the jump from zero tolerance to maximum punishment. ' Lt. Cmdr. Paul Welshaupt U.S. Naval Academy spokesman Both cases were immediately reported and are being dealt with, academy officials said. "The Navy has zero tolerance and so does the Naval Academy," said Lt. Cmdr. Paul Weishaupt, an academy spokesman. "What zero tolerance means is no case is overlooked." The Navy and the academy has been under scrutiny for its treatment of women in the wake of the Tailhook scandal, in which Navy fliers sexually assaulted women at a convention, and a 1990 incident in which a female midshipman at the academy was handcuffed to a urinal. In the first of the two cases this spring, Ciccarelli admitted to drinking alcohol while attending a concert earlier in the night, but denied assaulting the woman. The incident was reported by three female midshipmen, one of whom found the alleged victim "sulking" in a women's bathroom the next morning. Weishaupt said an investigation is being conducted and would not comment further until it has been completed. In the second case, Capt. John B. Padgett, commandant of midshipmen, recommended expelling the unnamed midshipman. The recommendation was overruled last month by the academy's outgoing superintendent, Rear Adm. Thomas C. Lynch, who ordered a variety of punishments, including delayed Graduation, loss of privileges and emerits, Weishaupt said. "This kid is not being commissioned, he's being evaluated," Weishaupt said. "He may or may not graduate." "Some people have made the jump from zero tolerance to maximum punishment. This was a proper decision and a sound decision," he said. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., is closely following the two cases, said press secretary Rachel Cunzler. "Once they're decided we'll take "a look at them," she said. "You've got to give the Navy a chance to use their process and their jurisdiction." f 1 . - ' K " , it," , s t 1 ' . t ' ' ' ,' J"- ' " V iiiiiii flip , ., A" ' L, l" ilk' , V,- X'J. Sandwiched on the beach APlOMrPhoto Denise Staley, center, of York, Pa., feeds her son Daryl, 3, a sandwich on the foggy, crowded Ocean City beach Saturday. City officials hoped 300,000 people would come to town during the long Fourth of July weekend. Baltimore, Annapolis try to tame rowdy bar patrons BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore and Annapolis are taking two different tacks in their attempts to control unruly bar patrons who urinate in public, vandalize homes and vehicles and wake up residents as they leave at closing time. Police in Baltimore's Fells Point waterfront neighborhood handed out more than SO citations Friday and were out in force again Saturday, enforcing laws regarding littering, disorderly conduct and public drinking. "The thing that the people we arrest say is that the city is a hole. It's a hole because everyone drops something in it," said officer David Brown. Sgt. Ron Dorsey said public urination has been a constant complaint of residents. Violators "are ruthlessly flagrant about it. If it's in the middle of the street, they will do it. And they don't care who is watching," he said. Ron Furman, owner of Max's, a bar in the heart of Fells Point, said unruly patrons should be dealt with, but too strict a police presence can hurt business. "Fells Point has always been an entertainment district," he said. "Let's not kill the one we have." In Annapolis, the City Council adopted a stack of new ordinances in June designed to "preserve and enhance the quality of life" downtown. Among other things, all new restaurants and bars in the city's Historic District must close at midnight. The passage of the bills was followed by the defeat of two restaurant's requests to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. McGarvev's Saloon owner Michael Ashford said the Anngpolis bar and restaurant scene needs to be more, not less, upscale to attract tourists who can keep the businesses going year-round. "(Business) is very thin here in the wintertime," he said. James Brianas, a former vice president of the Ward One Residents Association, said he worries that too many want Annapolis to be simply a quiet bedroom community and forget that entertainment areas have noise, parking, and traffic problems. hope lead will help solve 1988 murder case ANNAPOLIS (AP) Investigators hope a new witness that turned up in May will help solve the six-year-old rape and murder case of Elizabeth Greenberg, whose body was found floating in the Back Creek near Annapolis. Ms. Greenberg left an Annapolis restaurant in the early July 4, 1988 with two men and a woman on the men's motorcycles, police said. In May, investigators discovered a new witness they hope will lead them to find the people Ms. Greenberg was with the night she was raped and murdered. "The only thing I want out of this is to knock on her parents' -door and tell them I g6thim,"lsaid David Cordle,n investiga-i tof for the' State's i Attorney's Office. ' who has -worked on the case for- five yet "Everyday I come in here, and yep, there she is," Cordle said, glancing over at the picture of Ms. Greenberg tacked above his desk. "I'm not going to take it down until I have an arrest." The S-foot-5-inch, 131-pound brunette was a cook in the U.S. Merchant Marine. She grew up in Riverdale and graduated from Northwestern High School in Adelphi in 1971. "The person that came forward was unknown to us," said Cordle, who declined to identify the witness. "Over the years, people tend to talk a little more." Investigators have refused to identify the witness. The woman said she had a few drinks with the group that included the victim before they left. State's Attorney Frank Weathersbee said the woman probably didn't know that meeting Ms. Greenberg and others that night might be helpful in finding a suspect. "Some know the importance of what they've seen and others don't know," he said. "I want it resolved," said Tom O'Hara, Greenberg's roommate before the killing. "I don't want it to happen to anyone again: I feel this person could certainly do it again." Cordle said the case is the toughest he has ever worked on. "I put myself in the victim's place, I would hope that someone would pursue the investigation of who killed me," he said. Germantown man has cool passion for fans GERMANTOWN (AP) It's not that David Rouse especially likes all the blast furnace weather of late, it's just that he has all those fans waiting to be unleashed. About 130 to be precise. "I got hit real bad by the bug and kind of went crazy," Rouse, 37, of Germantown admitted, standing one early evening in the breeze of part of his collection. His quest for fans began when he inherited the floor model used for years in his grandfather's drug store and .later, his home. The fan was a fond, reminder of his childhood, Rouse said, and also threw the switch on his long-time passion for things mechanical. Next came a $2.50 Eskimo fan from a yard sale and the man who previously turned his nose up at his wife's addiction to auctions and estate sales is now the first one in the car on weekends, newspaper listings clutched in one hand. "It takes a lot of time," Rouse said, particularly at auctions where the fan he may want doesn't immediately go on the block. The hours continue to mount after the purchase, particularly since most of the old fans need to be re-wired and cleaned years of accumulated grime, grease and crud scraped away to eventually reveal mirror-finish blades. ."I can easily spend eight to 10 hours on a fan," Mr. Rouse said, a portion of his garage now taken up with the hobby started a year ago. The fans needing attention sit, some on shelves, some on a workbench, awaiting his touch. A polishing wheel is clamped to one corner of the table and there is an assortment of electrical wires and cords, oil cans, car wax and toilet bowl cleaner something he swears by for cleaning metal. Even in the middle of the stickiest heat wave, the often tedious work is made pleasant when he flicks on a few of the fans that work. "They also get rid of bugs," he said. Inside the house, fans are arranged on tables and across the top of a piano. They're in the kitchen and dining room as well, a museum devoted to the machines. ' The house has central air conditioning, but it doesn't keep the fan man from bragging on the cooling capabilities of his collection. Beltway accident kills one, injures three TEMPLE HILLS (AP) An accident on the Capital Beltway in Temple Hills Saturday killed one child and hospitalized of three adults. Maryland State Police Sargent Thomas Burke said the accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. when a car driven by M.L. Razo of Upper Marlboro struck a vehicle driven by Evelyn Massey of Oxon Hill as Massey was slowing in traffic. Massey's car then veered across two lanes of the highway striking a minivan driven by Debora Bosserman of Sumter, S.C., Burke said. The impact tipped the minivan sending it skidding across the highway and intA a ditch off the road's shoulder, the trooper said. Killed in the crash was 6-year-old Eli Schoenberger of Red Lion, Pa. The youngster was seat-belted in a rear seat of the van when the accident occurred, Burke said. Burke said Schoenberger's mother Melissa Schoenberger, Bosserman and Massey were all taken to area hospitals for injuries received in the accident A 17-month-ol child in the minivan was not injured. Burke said she was fastened into a child safety seat at the time. Authorities say the cause of the accident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed. The outer loop of the Beltway near Branch Avenue was closed for nearly two-and-a-half hours while state police and rescuers worked to move the injured to area hospitals. The resulting traffic backup stranded motorists for up to five miles. Subscribe and Save! The Star-Democrat 820-6505 I ft' - THE MARQUISE DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY BAND .25 cts. to 1 .00 cts. SET IN 44 KT YELLOW GOLD FREE RING SIZING GOLDSMITH ON PREMISES CUSTOM JEWELRY Colonial Jewelers TALBOTTOWN SHOPPING CENTER EASTON 822-7611 br.ii .ajimona hi Joi u

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