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BESTFOOTFORWARD & Socially conscious singer steps into the lights at Fillmore. A-15 The Gazette GERMANTOWN | POOLESVILLE | BOYDS DAILY UPDATES ONLINE Wednesday, September 18, 2013 25 cents Woman accused of prostituting daughter, 15 Mom faces 11 charges, including rape, child abuse n David Kottler, who manages Mamma Lucia’s in Bethesda, checks an ID in the restaurant’s bar. ONLINE EXTRA “IT’S SOMETHING WE SHOULD BE DOING IN THE FIRST PLACE” n Restaurants take cautious approach to county tests 21 PHOTOS BY DAN GROSS/THE GAZETTE Rachel is an underage volunteer for the Montgomery County Liquor Board. She poses in a Montgomery County liquor and wine store with her Maryland underage driver’s license, which is vertical and has a red box around her picture to indicate that she is not old enough to purchase alcohol. The Gazette blurred the personal details on her license. NOT TAKING CHANCES ON Liquor department trial purchases done 400 times a year in county n COMPLIANCE CHECKS Checked 600 500 ST. JOHN BARNED-SMITH pronounce it correctly. When she started testing restaurants, she was nervous, she said. That first night, more than a half dozen of the 20 restaurants she tested ended up serving her illegally. Montgomery County Police work with underage volunteers such as Navarrete to check if restaurants and liquor establishments are selling to drinkers younger than 21, the minimum age to buy or drink alcohol in Maryland. “We don’t call it a sting operation,” said Kathie Durbin, chief of the licen- STAFF WRITER AND JACOB BOGAGE SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE Valeria Navarrete remembers the first time she tested whether a restaurant would sell her alcohol illegally. She was an underage volunteer working with Montgomery County Police. “I didn’t know anything or what to choose,” Navarrete said. She asked for a chardonnay, mostly because she knew what the wine looked like and how to See UNDERAGE, Page A-11 Of the 400 county businesses tested in the last fiscal year, which just ended, 111 sold alcohol to minors. 404 400 400 BY 548 550 200 111 100 0 2013 102 2012 72% Percent in compliance 2011 75% 120 110 83 113 Businessman was known for his generosity and commitment to the community BY ST. JOHN BARNED-SMITH STAFF WRITER Roy Selby was many things to Poolesville — a businessman, a civic leader, a former town commissioner, a volunteer firefighter — but most of all, he was the man who fed the town for generations. On Saturday, he succumbed to cancer at Fred- NEWS LINING UP TO WELCOME WEGMANS The new supermarket in Germantown opened Sunday to big crowds of eager shoppers. A-4 SPORTS B-1 BY SARAH SCULLY STAFF WRITER See SHOOTING, Page A-11 ‘IT WAS VERY MEMORABLE’ Kennedy High School graduate gets a day with tennis pros at the US Open. County men die in Navy Yard shooting See SELBY, Page A-14 80% erick Memorial Hospital, leaving friends and family — and the town — grieving. His store, Selby’s Market, an anchor in the community, closed in early 2012. On the town’s unofficial Facebook page, news of his death attracted dozens of comments. “Roy Selby was not just a ‘part’ of our community, he Selby was the nucleus of our community,” one commenter wrote. Others remembered him for welcoming See PROSTITUTING, Page A-11 them to town, or how he offered his store as a place for fundraisers for local groups. John Repass of Beallsville met Selby when he went to work at the store when both men were in their teens. They graduated in the same 26-person class — the largest to graduate at that time — at Poolesville High School. The two married girls from the slightly larger class of 1957, which had 27 or 28 students, he said. Selby’s father and uncle started the store in 1946. Selby later took it over. 2009 2008 71% 80% SOURCE: MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF LIQUOR CONTROL Selby, who fed Poolesville for decades, succumbs to cancer n A woman accused of prostituting her 15-year-old daughter to help pay off a $5,000 debt is on trial this week in a Montgomery County courtroom. The mother is charged with a total of 11 crimes, including rape, child abuse, prostitution, human trafficking, and other charges. The Gazette is not naming the woman to protect the identity of the victim, her daughter. The case dates back to March, when police arrested the woman and Bejarni Rivas, 45, of Irish Court in Gaithersburg. According to police, abuse occurred from December 2012 through March 2013 and many of the acts took place at the Georgian Colonies Club House in Silver Spring. Arrest records say Rivas raped the girl, now 15, in a male changing room, then gave her $100. The girl’s mother, 41, from Germantown, ordered her daughter to have sex with Rivas even after the girl begged her not to, telling her in one instance, “I’ve Two of the victims identified in Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard were residents of Montgomery County. According to D.C. Metropolitan Police, John Roger Johnson, 73, of Derwood and Vishnu Pandit, 61, of North Potomac were among 12 people shot and killed by a gunman at the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington. Pandit The suspected gunman, Aaron Alexis, was killed in a shootout with police; the FBI is seeking information about him. According to The Washington Post, Pandit was a civilian employee of the Navy for more than 25 years. He was born in Mumbai, India, in 2010 79% STAFF WRITER n Failed 300 ST. 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