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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2013
Friends of the woman at the center of a sexual assault investigation involving three members of the Naval Academy football team testified Monday that she appeared intoxicated on the night of the alleged attacks. But none of the witnesses at a preliminary hearing Monday said the female midshipman was so drunk at an off-campus party that it became necessary to intervene, to stop her from drinking or to take her home. The woman has said she remembers little of the April 2012 night during which the three fellow midshipmen are alleged to have engaged in sexual acts with her while she was incapacitated.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
Prosecutors told a military hearing officer on Tuesday that three Naval Academy football players engaged in sexual acts with a drunken female midshipman at an off-campus party last year and then lied about it repeatedly to investigators. Lawyers for the defendants said prosecutors presented scant proof of sex - just conflicting statements and hearsay - and that the alleged victim was not so drunk that she wasn't able to give her consent. They said the woman wasn't able to keep her story straight through the investigation or the hearing.
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By BRADLEY OLSON and BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTER | March 9, 2006
WASHINGTON -- In a conversation taped by an investigator, standout Navy quarterback Lamar S. Owens Jr. tearfully apologized to the fellow midshipman he is accused of raping after admitting that he had sex with her in her Naval Academy dorm room. On the tape, played by prosecutors at a hearing yesterday to determine whether there is enough evidence for a court-martial, Owens was emotional and apologized often, at one point saying: "I'm so sorry. ... I woke up the next day and I called you, and I wanted to kill myself and I still feel like that."
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By Pamela Wood and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
A former Navy football player was found not guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman at an off-campus party in Annapolis two years ago in a case that has drawn national scrutiny to the elite training ground for future officers of the Navy and Marine Corps. Allegations that Midshipman Joshua Tate and two teammates had sexual contact with the woman while she was too intoxicated to consent have helped fuel the debate over the prosecution of sexual assaults in the military.
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By Justin George, John Fritze and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
John Johnson could have retired from the Washington Navy Yard years ago, but he loved the work. Richard Michael Ridgell, a former Maryland state trooper who helped train police in Iraq, was devoted to his daughters. Vishnu Pandit, who came to the United States to build a better life for his family, was proud of his quarter-century working for the U.S. Navy. All were gunned down Monday in one of the worst mass killings ever on a U.S. military installation. As investigators continued Tuesday to sift clues into the motivations of alleged shooter Aaron Alexis, details began to emerge of the women and men authorities say he shot to death.
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April 12, 1991
Conrad J. Heimbach, a retired real estate broker, died Tuesday of heart failure at his home on Gibbons Avenue. He was 86.A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Heimbach was being offered today at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue.He retired nearly 20 years ago from C.J. Heimbach Realty and sold the business, which he had operated since 1945.Earlier, he worked for the old Glenn L. Martin Co. and at the Washington Navy Yard.From 1978 until the mid-1980s, he was a member of the Baltimore City Commission on Aging.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 1, 2001
The Mass Transit Administration expanded commuter bus service between Columbia and Washington yesterday with the start-up of another daily bus route. The 915 express bus travels from Harper's Choice along Little Patuxent Parkway and U.S. 29 to Washington, ending at the Washington Navy Yard. Other stops are Clary's Forest, The Mall in Columbia, Hickory Ridge, the Broken Land Park & Ride, Scaggsville, Burtonsville, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Federal Triangle and Capitol Hill. The bus operates from 5:25 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. out of Columbia, and from 2:40 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. out of Washington.
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By BRADLEY OLSON | January 21, 2006
A military judge rejected yesterday a request by a Naval Academy oceanography professor to have the sexual harassment charges lodged against him reinvestigated by someone outside the chain of command at the academy. In an e-mail to lawyers involved in the case, a military judge at the Washington Navy Yard denied a defense request contending that Vice Adm. Rodney P. Rempt, the academy's superintendent, created an "unlawful command influence" that biased the charges against Lt. Bryan Black.
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By a Sun reporter | July 21, 2007
The Navy has set a date in the fall for the court-martial of a former Naval Academy doctor accused of videotaping midshipmen having sex in his Annapolis-area home. Cmdr. Kevin Ronan, who worked at the academy until May 2006 as a brigade medical officer and physician for several varsity sports teams, will face the most serious form of military trial Oct. 29, a Navy spokesman said yesterday. He was arraigned Thursday at the Washington Navy Yard on seven counts of conduct unbecoming an officer, three counts of illegal wiretapping and one count of obstruction of justice.
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