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By ELLEN GOODMAN | December 10, 1991
The women in this case fill a Rolodex of roles. Presiding over the courtroom: a woman judge. Prosecuting for the state: a woman lawyer. Testifying as an expert witness: a woman emergency-room physician.On the front bench, a phalanx of females named Kennedy: mother, aunt, family defender. And looming over them all, the accuser: woman as victim or vixen. Old roles, new ones, traditional, and even post-feminist -- how many female images can fit into a courtroom? What do they say about how much life has changed for women, and how little?
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | December 27, 2000
What goes on at Stone Chapel in Timonium on the second Saturday night of the month is called "Playback Theatre," which may or may not help you grasp what goes on. One reaches for a pigeonhole definition and ends up scrambling: uh, well, this is something between witness and improvisation, therapy and theater, tribal ritual and "This is Your Life." Huh? It doesn't necessarily get clearer when you see it. Yet a certain fascination takes hold when the pianist strikes the chords and the percussionist jingles hand bells and the next thing you know you're listening to some total stranger tell about some moment in her life that you figure you should only hear about after at least a couple of drinks.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1998
A Baltimore woman whose claims to have been abducted triggered a police search with dogs and helicopters near Westminster on Monday has told city police that she fabricated the story, a department spokeswoman said yesterday."
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1998
A Baltimore woman whose claims to have been abducted triggered a police search with dogs and helicopters near Westminster on Monday has told city police that she fabricated the story, a department spokeswoman said yesterday."
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1997
A 17-year county police veteran moonlighting as a security guard at an Annapolis shopping center lured a drugstore clerk into his office then raped and sodomized her, a prosecutor said yesterday.Michael Dennis Feeney, 41, used the woman's interest in her Native American heritage to gain her trust, offered her a ride home the night of Dec. 9, 1995, then raped her in his office, Kathleen Rogers, an assistant Anne Arundel state's attorney, said in her opening statement.T. Joseph Touhey, Feeney's lawyer, said the alleged victim "is neither credible nor reliable," and that her story is inconsistent.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | March 20, 1994
Lonnie Layton Price doesn't dispute that he had sexual relations with a Westminster woman on a dark, deserted road last fall.What he does dispute is that he raped her.Tomorrow, his attorneys are expected to present witnesses who will attempt to show that the woman consented to sex, casting doubt on her claim that she was raped .For two days, prosecutors have contended at Mr. Price's trial on rape and kidnapping charges in Carroll Circuit Court that Mr....
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1995
It was, she recalled, her first drink of alcohol. It was in sixth grade and also the first time she had sex. And it was in school with a teacher, whose desktop stack of books was hollowed out to hold a decanter of sherry and shot glasses.That was the picture painted yesterday by a 34-year-old Cockeysville woman in the sex-abuse trial of former teacher John J. Merzbacher. She said he raped her time and time again during the three years she was a student at Catholic Community Middle School in South Baltimore two decades ago."
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | February 7, 1993
Defendant Ronald Elliott Simms 2nd admitted to having consensual sex with the 21-year-old woman he is accused of raping and said he felt that the jury should know about the motivation behind his actions."
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | December 27, 2000
What goes on at Stone Chapel in Timonium on the second Saturday night of the month is called "Playback Theatre," which may or may not help you grasp what goes on. One reaches for a pigeonhole definition and ends up scrambling: uh, well, this is something between witness and improvisation, therapy and theater, tribal ritual and "This is Your Life." Huh? It doesn't necessarily get clearer when you see it. Yet a certain fascination takes hold when the pianist strikes the chords and the percussionist jingles hand bells and the next thing you know you're listening to some total stranger tell about some moment in her life that you figure you should only hear about after at least a couple of drinks.
NEWS
By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff writer | February 9, 1993
A 43-year-old man has been charged with hiring an inmate at the county detention center to kill the woman he is charged with raping and beating in her Crownsville home in September.Spiros William Chippas of the 1300 block of Suburban Way was charged Saturday with conspiracy to commit murder. Yesterday, a District Court judge ordered him held without bond in the county detention center.Mr. Chippas denied that he wanted to harm the woman.He was charged after police planted an undercover officer in the jail who posed as the hit man and told Mr. Chippas that "his problem had been taken care of."
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1997
A 17-year county police veteran moonlighting as a security guard at an Annapolis shopping center lured a drugstore clerk into his office then raped and sodomized her, a prosecutor said yesterday.Michael Dennis Feeney, 41, used the woman's interest in her Native American heritage to gain her trust, offered her a ride home the night of Dec. 9, 1995, then raped her in his office, Kathleen Rogers, an assistant Anne Arundel state's attorney, said in her opening statement.T. Joseph Touhey, Feeney's lawyer, said the alleged victim "is neither credible nor reliable," and that her story is inconsistent.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1996
There's a good story being told in "The Road to Galveston," but there's an even better story struggling to get out.Loosely based on the life of screenwriter Tony Lee's grandmother, this quietly inspiring film, airing at 9 tonight on USA, marks something of a departure for the cable network, whose films are usually flimsy potboilers or unimaginative shoot-'em-ups. Its failure to be all it could is less a testimony to the film's shortcomings than its high aspirations; you'll enjoy this movie, be impressed by the fine acting and believable dialogue.
NEWS
By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1995
It was, she recalled, her first drink of alcohol. It was in sixth grade and also the first time she had sex. And it was in school with a teacher, whose desktop stack of books was hollowed out to hold a decanter of sherry and shot glasses.That was the picture painted yesterday by a 34-year-old Cockeysville woman in the sex-abuse trial of former teacher John J. Merzbacher. She said he raped her time and time again during the three years she was a student at Catholic Community Middle School in South Baltimore two decades ago."
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | March 20, 1994
Lonnie Layton Price doesn't dispute that he had sexual relations with a Westminster woman on a dark, deserted road last fall.What he does dispute is that he raped her.Tomorrow, his attorneys are expected to present witnesses who will attempt to show that the woman consented to sex, casting doubt on her claim that she was raped .For two days, prosecutors have contended at Mr. Price's trial on rape and kidnapping charges in Carroll Circuit Court that Mr....
NEWS
By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff writer | February 9, 1993
A 43-year-old man has been charged with hiring an inmate at the county detention center to kill the woman he is charged with raping and beating in her Crownsville home in September.Spiros William Chippas of the 1300 block of Suburban Way was charged Saturday with conspiracy to commit murder. Yesterday, a District Court judge ordered him held without bond in the county detention center.Mr. Chippas denied that he wanted to harm the woman.He was charged after police planted an undercover officer in the jail who posed as the hit man and told Mr. Chippas that "his problem had been taken care of."
NEWS
By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | February 7, 1993
Defendant Ronald Elliott Simms 2nd admitted to having consensual sex with the 21-year-old woman he is accused of raping and said he felt that the jury should know about the motivation behind his actions."
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1996
There's a good story being told in "The Road to Galveston," but there's an even better story struggling to get out.Loosely based on the life of screenwriter Tony Lee's grandmother, this quietly inspiring film, airing at 9 tonight on USA, marks something of a departure for the cable network, whose films are usually flimsy potboilers or unimaginative shoot-'em-ups. Its failure to be all it could is less a testimony to the film's shortcomings than its high aspirations; you'll enjoy this movie, be impressed by the fine acting and believable dialogue.
NEWS
By ELLEN GOODMAN | December 10, 1991
The women in this case fill a Rolodex of roles. Presiding over the courtroom: a woman judge. Prosecuting for the state: a woman lawyer. Testifying as an expert witness: a woman emergency-room physician.On the front bench, a phalanx of females named Kennedy: mother, aunt, family defender. And looming over them all, the accuser: woman as victim or vixen. Old roles, new ones, traditional, and even post-feminist -- how many female images can fit into a courtroom? What do they say about how much life has changed for women, and how little?
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