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FOOTBALL PREVIEW HIGH SCHOOL A breakdown of all 30 Montgomery County teams, preseason rankings, and features. B-1 The Gazette OLNEY DAILY UPDATES ONLINE Wednesday, August 28, 2013 PurpleLine IN THE PATH OF THE SOUNDING OFF A2020Vision WOODSIDE/16TH STREET STATION, 9:07 A.M. “It doesn’t make sense, to put all this in jeopardy for nothing,” said Babou Jobateh, as he stood outside the Jerry’s Subs he has owned for six years. Jobateh said he worked at the store for 20 years, until he had saved enough money to take out a loan and buy the franchise. He is there from open until close, seven days a week, and is hoping the Purple Line turns out to be just talk DAN GROSS/THE GAZETTE Austin Lee, owner of Spring Discount Beer & Wine on 16th Street in Silver Spring, will have to find another location when the Spring Center is demolished to make way for one of the Purple Line stations. A virtual ride 16-MILE LIGHT RAIL LINE WILL LINK BETHESDA WITH NEW CARROLLTON n BY JAMIE T 25 cents ANFENSON-COMEAU AND KARA ROSE STAFF WRITERS he Purple Line has been on the books in Maryland for decades, but as 2020 looms, Purple Line planners and Montgomery County residents are hammering out the nitty-gritty details of exactly what this $2.2 billion light rail line will look like. The 16-mile line, which will link Bethesda with New Carrollton, will cross parts of both Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, linking up with Metro stops and MARC train stations. The $2.2 billion price tag is to be divided among federal, state and local governments. The U.S. and Maryland governments each are expected to contribute about $900 million, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are expected to provide the remainder, said Leif Dormsjo, Maryland’s deputy secretary for transportation. State officials recently announced that $680 million was earmarked from the recently raised fuel tax for the project. The state also is pursuing a public-private partnership to help defray its costs. Besides being responsible for designing, constructing, operating and See PURPLE, Page A-11 BY KARA ROSE, AGNES BLUM AND MARLENA CHERTOCK STAFF WRITERS The Purple Line is a $2.2 billion light rail project that will cross 16 miles to connect Bethesda and New Carrollton, passing through many communities along the way. Take a virtual morning ride on the transit line from Bethesda to Takoma Park to see the project’s impact on Montgomery County. MTA RENDERING A Purple Line light rail car pulls into the Bethesda station, as envisioned by the Maryland Transit Administration. ONLINE n For an interactive map of the Purple Line and more stories about the project, go to Bethesda Station, 9 a.m. The Purple Line station will be at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Elm Street, just outside the Regal Bethesda movie theater. Stairs or a high-speed elevator will lead to the platform. The drop is too steep to allow for escalators. Trains will run every six minutes during peak hours, and 10 to 12 minutes during off-peak hours. As the above-ground train travels west toward Silver Spring, riders will be able to watch cyclists and runners on the adjacent 16-foot-wide Georgetown Branch Trail extension of the Capital Crescent Trail, separated from the rails by a fence. Formerly a freight rail line run by CSX, the line was purchased by Montgomery County in 1988 and preserved as a hikerbiker trail until it could be converted for future rail use. See RIDE, Page A-11 Campbell returns home to lead Good Counsel High School Alumni, former teacher is Catholic school’s new principal n BY TERRI HOGAN STAFF WRITER Tom Campbell may have more in common with his teenage daughter than most dads do. The pair began the new school year together at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School this week. Campbell took over as principal at the Catholic school in Olney, while his daughter, Clare, 14, began her freshman year there. “I am very excited to have her at Good Counsel,” Campbell said. “As an alum, I look forward to sharing with her the traditions and aspects of the school that make it so special. As a dad, having the extra time with her BILL RYAN/THE GAZETTE “My personal goal is to reconnect with the school community,” says Tom Campbell, new principal at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney. in the car to and from school is also something I look forward to as I have not had that opportunity before.” For Campbell, 38, his roots to the school, formerly in Wheaton and now in Olney, run deep. He graduated in 1993, his wife graduated in 1992, his father-in-law graduated in 1964, and all of their siblings attended as well. Campbell attended Towson University, where he majored in history and secondary education. He started his teaching career at Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore. He went on to earn his master’s degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and certification in administration and supervision at Notre Dame of Maryland University. He returned to Good Counsel in 2000, teaching history, serving as director of admissions and coordinating the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs. See CAMPBELL, Page A-14 NEWS NEWS Utility to remove mysterious paintings due to safety concerns. County residents remember the historic 1963 March on Washington. A-4 A-5 ROADSIDE ART COMING DOWN 50 YEARS LATER: A MARCH TO CELEBRATE Automotive Calendar Celebrations Classified Community News Entertainment Opinion School News Sports Please RECYCLE Security teams prepare Sessions focus on drugs, gangs, other threats n BY RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER Detective Ed Wilcher faced a darkened room, clicking through his presentation on the youth gangs in Montgomery County. His audience Friday at Northwest High School in Germantown was about 20 school security staff from Montgomery County Public Schools, who were there to get an update on some of the groups they’d be partly responsible for monitoring when school opened on Monday. 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