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Montgomery vows to reopen Glen Echo Park Leggett says county will operate facility if there’s no deal with Park Service
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Chamber: Many businesses focused for now on effects of shutdown BY
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
Proposals to increase the minimum wage at the county or state levels have some Montgomery County businesses worried about the effect the bill would have on their bottom line, while others support a raise in the wage. County Councilman Mark Elrich (D-At large) of Takoma Park has proposed a bill that would raise the county’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $11.50 an hour over three years. Similar bills have been proposed in
“I know their intentions are good, their timing is terrible.” Gigi Godwin, president and CEO, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C. A bill also is expected in the Maryland General Assembly during the 2014 session to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
Many businesses in Montgomery that depend heavily on government workers and federal contracts are more focused on the immediate damage caused by the government shutdown, said Gigi Godwin, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Godwin said she respects the county bill’s sponsors for trying to help people, but the uncertainty caused by the shutdown makes it a bad time to look at a county measure. “I know their intentions are good, their timing is terrible,” Godwin said. She said she believes the issue would be better addressed at the state or federal level. Lori Rodman, an owner of Century Distributors in Rockville, which delivers cigarettes, candy and other products to
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Olney doctor grows healthy outside ﬁeld Offerings at his Spring Lake Farm include tai chi classes for his patients and others n
Olney oncologist Ken Miller literally bought the farm. About three years ago, Miller and his wife Joan purchased Spring Lake Farm, located at 1610 Olney-Sandy Spring Road in Sandy Spring. Its previous owners were elderly, and the 20-acre property had fallen into disarray. Miller’s mission has been to bring the farm back to life and to let others beneﬁt from it, and he’s quite proud of what he has
Keith Hall instructs Liz Noonan of College Park in a tai chi class held at Spring Lake Farm in Sandy Spring. Classes, open to the public, will be offered each Saturday through October from 1 to 2 p.m. accomplished thus far. “There are some beautiful farms in Montgomery County, but a lot of them are further
out,” he said. “Our goal is to make our place its own destination, where people can bring their kids to learn about farm-
ing, recycling, and how things grow, while enjoying the tranquility.” He’s added a fountain and a boathouse to the spring-fed pond, cultivated ﬁelds to grow vegetables and ﬂowers, and rejuvenated the farmer’s market on the property. “We’ve done a lot over the past three years to beautify the place, and to bring the place back to life again,” he said. Throughout October, the farm will host a fall festival each Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., offering pumpkins, apples, face painting and crafts. Miller, whose expertise is in breast cancer and cancer survivorship, has also found a way to tie in his professional interest to
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Montgomery County will reopen Glen Echo Park itself on Friday if the county can’t reach a deal with the National Park Service to operate the facility that is currently closed because of the federal government shutdown. The county may perpetrate an “act of civil disobedience” and begin operating the park on Friday if an agreement can’t be reached with the park service by Thursday night, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) told the Gazette on Tuesday. Although it sits on National Park Service land, Glen Echo is run by the county and the nonproﬁt Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture. “They operate it,” Leggett said. “The park service does not operate this.” On Monday, Councilman
Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) of Gaithersburg sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell asking that the park be reopened. “A shutdown at the federal level should not result in the shutdown of a community asset that, in fact, receives no federal funding,” Berliner wrote. The Park Service picks up trash at the facility and provides some security in the park’s parking lots, Leggett said. The county would assume those responsibilities until the shutdown is over. The county has tried to resolve the issue with the Department of the Interior, which oversees the Park Service, but hasn’t been able to get their attention, Leggett said. The press ofﬁce for the Department of the Interior is closed because of the shutdown, and an email to an address set up to deal with inquiries during the shutdown was not returned Tuesday. The park’s closure has left businesses at the site unable to
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Schoenke succeeds on ﬁeld, in business, in the community n Former Redskins lineman being inducted into Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame BY
KEVIN JAMES SHAY STAFF WRITER
As an offensive lineman in the National Football League for a dozen years, Ray Schoenke succeeded on the gridiron. He was named to the Washington Redskins’ 50th anniversary greatest team. But even as he played, he knew there was more to life than football. He started working part time in the insurance business while playing. A few years after retiring from football, he formed his own insurance business that grew into a multimillion-dollar enterprise with Fortune 500 clients. He was politically active in Democratic politics, chairing Athletes for McGovern in 1972 during his playing days and running for Maryland governor
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Ray Schoenke outside his Laytonsville home.
in 1998. He also was active in community groups, such as the Special Olympics, becoming its mid-Atlantic director. His time away from the football ﬁeld sometimes led to confrontations with coaches. He and the late Hall of Fame Redskins coach George Allen “clashed because of my political involvement,” said Schoenke, 72, speaking at his 5-acre spread
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On Saturday, Virginia Johnson (pictured), former prima ballerina and current artistic director for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, offered three master classes for CityDance students at the CityDance School and Conservatory at Strathmore in North Bethesda. Seven Montgomery County students from the school will perform with the company in Robert Garland’s “Gloria” at 8 p.m. Thursday and at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C. For more information on Dance Theatre of Harlem’s full performance schedule, visit www.citydance.net.
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THURSDAY, OCT. 17 Botanical Happy Hour and Lecture with Amy Stewart, 6:30-9 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800
Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. An exploration of the dizzying array of plants that humans have contrived to transform into alcohol. $40. Register at www.parkpass.org. Korean War Years at Forest Glen Annex, 7:30-9 p.m., National Park Seminary, 9610 Dewitt Drive, Silver Spring. A presentation on the history of the Korean War years at former women’s school converted to annex of Walter Reed Army Medical Center during World War II. $5. firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, OCT. 18 Seniors in Action! Caring Hands meeting,
9:30-11 a.m., Stedwick Community Center, 10401 Stedwick Road, Montgomery Village. $15
per resident, $30 per non-resident. 240-2432367. Demo: Plants and Construction, 1-2:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $6. Register at www. parkpass.org. Pumpkin Panache Family Festival, 5-8 p.m., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Pumpkin crafts, games and activities. $8 per child. Register at www. parkpass.org. Meaningful Movies Olney: Bidder 70, 7:3010 p.m., Bufﬁngton/REMAX Building Community Room, 3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. Focuses on an act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability. Free. 301-570-0923.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19 Community yard sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sandy
Spring Volunteer Fire Department, 16911 Georgia Ave., Olney. 301-570-2163. Rummage, Indoor Yard and Bake Sales, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Proﬁts beneﬁt the missions of the United Methodist Women. church-ofﬁce@hughesumc.org. Boy Scout Troop 4316 Car Wash, 9 a.m.-
Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. This half-day workshop will explore the process with exercises, discussion and examples from the instructor’s articles and books. $50. 301-774-0022. SAT Practice Test, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Students in grades 9-11 will learn about the question types on the exam, Free, registration required. 240-773-9444. Mum Show, 1-5 p.m., Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Sponsored by the Potomac Chrysanthemum Society. Free. email@example.com. 2nd Annual The Pink Show, 5 p.m., Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge, 8711 First Ave., Silver Spring. This event is geared towards fashion and networking; all proceeds will beneﬁt the wonderful charity “City of Hope.” 301-5854770.
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A Festival of Hymns: The Writers Tell Their Stories, 7-9 p.m., St. Anne’s Episcopal Church,
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SUNDAY, OCT. 20 Fall Apple Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Games, crafts, cider and caramel apples. $5. Register at www.parkpass.org. World of Montgomery Festival, noon-5 p.m., Westﬁeld Wheaton Mall, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton. Enjoy chef demonstrations and an interactive global kitchen, cultural performances, a craft market and traditional arts and games. Free. www. worldofmontgomery.com.
MONDAY, OCT. 21 Renters Alliance State Candidate Forum, 7-9 p.m., Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring. Candidates will be permitted time to express their views on renter protection and affordable housing issues and answer questions from the audience. Free. info@RentersAlliance.org.
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When it comes to ﬁre prevention, Olney girl is hot stuff with medical experts and learn about health topics on aging, including medication management, diet and exercise. Seminars include “Staying Healthy as You Age,” 10 a.m.; “Keeping Your Brain Healthy as You Age,” 11 a.m.; “Protecting Yourself From Fraud,” noon; “The Changing Face of Health Care,” 1 p.m.; and “How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep,” 2 p.m. People may attend one or all of the seminars throughout the day. Registration is required at 888-376-8881. The MedStar Visiting Nurse Association will offer ﬂu shots for $27. For more information, go to MedStarMontgomery.org/ HealthFair. MedStar Montgomery is at 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney.
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cently won the title of Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Rescue Association Junior Miss Fire Prevention. She is the daughter of Joe and Vicky Aceto, both of whom are life members of the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department and have been involved with the department for 19 years. Joe Aceto is a lieutenant in the Washington, D.C., ﬁre department and Vicky is a member of the auxiliary at Sandy Spring. “I am doing this to help the community,” said Grace, 11, who attends Rosa Parks Middle School. “My parents were involved when I was born, so I was naturally brought into it. When I grow up, I want to be a ﬁreﬁghter or a paramedic.” Grace also held the titles of Montgomery County’s Little Miss Fire Prevention in 2009 and the Maryland Fire Chief’s Little Miss Fire Prevention in 2011. During the competition, she answered questions on topics, including what ﬁre prevention means to her and gave a presentation on the different types of ﬁre extinguishers and what each should be used for. As one of her duties, Grace will participate in parades and community events throughout the county, promoting ﬁre prevention and awareness. She is sponsored by the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department. “The Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department was honored to send a letter of endorsement to the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Rescue Association is support of Miss Grace Aceto’s nomination for Junior Miss Fire Prevention, and is most proud of her for being selected to that position for 2013-2014,” said Sandy Spring Chief Michael Kelley. “She previously served as Little Miss Fire Prevention and is a proven expert in ﬁre and injury prevention among those her age.” Kelley said his department will continue to support Grace and will be in attendance when she competes for the state crown in June at the annual
The Olney Greene Turtle will donate 20 percent of its sales Wednesday through Friday to the Make an Impact fund at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney. Participating diners must present the voucher found at medstarmontgomery.org/foundation for lunch, dinner and carryout orders from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The fund beneﬁts all areas of the hospital, from purchasing equipment to supporting patient care services. The Greene Turtle is at 18101 Town Center Drive.
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A wild open house set for Saturday The Second Chance Wildlife Center will host its 18th annual open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. This free event is the only day each year the facility accepts visitors for behind-thescenes tours. Other activities include rafﬂes, a cakewalk, live music and live educational animal displays. The nonproﬁt rehabilitates orphaned, injured and sick songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, squirrels, groundhogs, chipmunks, owls, rabbits, turtles and other native species. It is at 7101 Barcellona Drive, Gaithersburg. More information is at www.scwc.org or by calling 301-926-9453.
Dress for success in 1814 style Two costume experts will present a talk on what to wear for the Brookeville War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration, planned for Aug. 30-31. The talk will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brookeville Academy, 5 High St. Anyone thinking about sewing a costume, renting one, having one made, buying one or bargain hunting online, or is just plain curious, is invited to ﬁnd out what Brookeville’s townspeople and the Washingtonians who poured into town in August 1814 were wearing.
“When I grow up, I want to be a ﬁreﬁghter or a paramedic,” says Grace Aceto, 11, who was recently crowned Junior Miss Fire Prevention by the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Rescue Association. For more information, go to townofbrookevillemd.org or call 301-570-4465.
Rabbi discusses reducing stress Chabad of Olney will present a lecture by author, psychologist and spiritual mentor Rabbi Laibl Wolf of Australia at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. The presentation, “The Seven Habits of De-Stressed People,” will introduce kabbalistic ideas designed to help people free themselves from stress and anxiety at home, at work and in the world. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, go to www.JewishOlney.com.
Planning underway for Sandy Spring village The Montgomery County Planning Department will kick off its planning efforts for the Sandy Spring Minor Master Plan Amendment with a com-
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munity meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department’s Oak Room at 17921 Brooke Road. The 1998 Sandy Spring/Ashton Master Plan proposed the creation of a village center concept for Sandy Spring “that will help ensure that the village center serves its role as a focal point of community life.” The plan recognized that the details of the village center concept were beyond its scope and recommended more detailed study and analysis to develop the concept. This minor amendment will implement recommendations of the 1998 plan for development of a village center concept. For more information, go to montgomeryplanning.org/ community/sandyspring.
Hospital hosts health fair for seniors MedStar Montgomery Medical Center’s ﬁrst health fair for older adults will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 23. The event will provide the opportunity to speak directly
The Olney Big Band will celebrate 78 years of the Swing Era by performing “Swing V” at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2 on the Olney Theatre’s Historic Stage. The concert will feature the band’s tribute to the legendary Big Bands. For tickets, visit or call the Olney Theatre Box Ofﬁce at 301-924-3400 or purchase online at OlneyTheatre.org. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $22.50 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students under 12. The theater is at 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney.
Campus congrats Mary Elizabeth Jenkins of Olney recently was accepted
into Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society, at Salisbury University. Jenkins, a 2012 graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, is a sophomore majoring in psychology. She is a member of the Bellavance Honors Program and a dean’s list student. She is the daughter of Judy Jenkins of Olney and Ken Jenkins of Columbia.
Drug Take-Back Day is Oct. 26 Drug Take-Back Day is Oct. 26 in Montgomery County. Residents may take unused, unwanted or expired prescription
Volunteering opportunities available in county The Montgomery County Volunteer Center will mark community service day, Oct. 26, with a week of activities and volunteer opportunities involving many organizations. The annual event, now in its 27th year, includes packing after-school snacks at Dawson’s Market, removing invasive weeds from local parks, painting a homeless shelter, winterizing gardens in Damascus and Poolesville, recycling electronics at Verizon in Silver Spring and organizing a holiday drive for the city of Rockville, according to a news release. Manna Food Center of Gaithersburg will be collecting food at 27 Giant Food stores from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27. More opportunities are listed at www.montgomeryserves.org. If you have an interesting note or photo to share about the people or an event in the community, please send it to Staff Writer Terri Hogan, The Olney Gazette, 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg, MD20877, or email to thogan@gazette. net. Our fax number is 301670-7183. Photos should be 1 MB or larger. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday for consideration for the following week. All items are subject to space availability.
DEATHS Sandra Gorvine Sachs Sandra Gorvine Sachs, 73, formerly of Bethesda, died Oct. 8, 2013. Services took place at 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at Kittamaqundi Community Church in Columbia.
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A man who lost control of his car on the wet pavement of Brighton Dam Road in Brookeville and slid into the creek Friday night was rescued by the Sandy Spring Volunteer
Fire Department. Chief Michael Kelley said the incident occurred between Golden Valley Lane and Bordley Drive where the Reddy Branch Creek crosses Brighton Dam Road. The Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department performed the water rescue at about 5:15 p.m. Friday. Kelley, who was the onscene commander, said the adult male driver pulled himself
out of the car with assistance from rescue workers, and had no visible injuries. He was transported to a local hospital for a checkup related to the crash, rather than the water. Kelley said this is not the usual spot they go during heavy rains, which is the 1900 block of Brighton Dam Road, where it crosses the Hawlings River. “While this was a weather-
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related call, it was not ﬂood-related,” he said. “This car skidded off the wet pavement into the creek.” The road was closed for about one hour, and there were no other injuries. The injured driver’s name was unavailable Tuesday. firstname.lastname@example.org
A celebration, a campaign Some students, others stay home for Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha
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Above, Vincent Wilmot Jr. of Gaithersburg and LaSean Hill of Alexandria came out to the Sandy Spring Museum to stomp grapes, taste wines and listen to music at a History Happy Hour fundraising event held in collaboration with “The Winery at Olney.” Below, singer, songwriter, performer and vocal coach Sandra Dean was on hand to entertain visitors.
ust like in the infamous “I Love Lucy” episode, those attending the Winery at Olney’s Grape Stomp got to kick off their shoes and climb into a barrel, squishing deep purple grapes between their toes. Winery co-owner Jeremy Cronin said that 80 to 100 people turned out to the event, held on the grounds of the Sandy Spring Museum on Saturday afternoon. They learned that you really can’t make wine by stomping on grapes. They also learned about wine grapes, which are different than those you buy at the grocery store, and also got to taste a variety of wines. “It was a good event for people to come out and learn, and to have a good time,” Cronin said. “We plan to make this an annual event, so we’ll do it again next October.” — TERRI HOGAN
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Rescue workers help a driver escape from a car that had skidded off Brighton Dam Road and into the Reddy Branch Creek in Brookeville on Friday.
Around the same time they might have headed home after a day at school, some kids talked and played in a large Damascus basement amid a happy confusion of pizza, music and party dresses. Hebatallah Elradi, 15, a Clarksburg High School student, was among the younger participants at the home celebrating the Muslim holiday of Eid alAdha. “It’s just a good atmosphere,” Hebatallah said amid the buzz of the revelry. “I look forward to these holidays a lot.” Tuesday marked one of two holidays at the center of the Equality for Eid Coalition’s ongoing mission. The coalition is leading a call for Montgomery County Public Schools to close when classes overlap with Muslim holidays. The coalition urged school system staff and students to stay home from school Tuesday and instead celebrate the holiday. Eid al-Adha marks the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. The other holiday, Eid al-Fitr, celebrates the end of Ramadan, according to the coalition’s website. Students who miss school on the holidays currently receive an excused absense, but coalition leaders and other local Muslims want students and staff to get the day off. The issue was discussed by the Montgomery County Board of Education in November
2012, when it opted not to close school on Muslim holidays after parents and community leaders requested it. School system staff reported at the time there was not a high absentee rate on the holiday in the past three years. School officials said that, based on case law, the school system needs a secular reason to close schools. Hebatallah said she attended a prayer service at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds in the morning and spent part of the afternoon celebrating with friends and family at the Damascus home. She encouraged her Muslim friends to stay home for the holiday. “I told them you could make up the work, but you can’t make up the prayer,” she said. Some friends, she said, decided not to skip so they wouldn’t miss a test. Hebatallah said she doesn’t think it’s fair to hold classes on the Eid holidays. She can catch up on work she missed, she said, but teachers don’t repeat the lessons. “I feel like I’m losing valuable education,” she said. The Damascus party was at the home of Galila Ibrahim, 9, who attends Damascus Elementary School. Galila said she stayed up late Monday night helping her mom prepare for the festivities. Skipping school on an Eid holiday is the normal practice for Galila. But she said she missed a school ofﬁcial’s visit on Tuesday with other members of her math program; she had wanted to attend. Galila said she enjoys the
Eid holiday because “all of our families and friends come here in this big house and celebrate!” Heidi Wahba of Clarksburg attended the party with her four children, who are homeschooled. Wahba said she thinks more people were at a prayer service she attended Tuesday than last year. “We went to prayer in the morning and there were a ton of kids there,” she said. The celebration at the Damascus home brought people from around the area, she said, including those from Frederick and Howard counties and from Virginia. Saqib Ali — one of the coalition’s co-chairs and a state delegate candidate — said he attended a prayer service along with about 5,000 others at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring. With the large number of people present every year, Ali said, it was hard to tell whether attendance was up from last year. Ali has described the holiday closures as “a civil rights issue.” Samira Hussein — a family service worker for the county school system and a coalition leader — said she was among thousands of people at the service at the SoccerPlex. She said it was hard to tell if attendance was up from last year, but she saw many families who attended with all of their children. “If they had to go to school, it just takes the joy out of the festivities,” she said. email@example.com
Greater Olney Civic Association seeks improved bikeways BY
TERRI HOGAN STAFF WRITER
The Greater Olney Civic Association wants to make sure that not only are the bikeways in the town center included in the Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan, but also the paths that lead from the Olney neighborhoods to the town center. The Olney Town Center area is designated as one of the priority areas for bikes and pedestrians. GOCA members have observed that the sidewalks/multiuse trails in the town center are good, but some of the connections to the town center from the residential locations are deﬁcient. They need to be 12-footwide multiuse trails and comply with the federal Americans With Disabilities Act. GOCA unanimously passed
a resolution at its Oct. 8 meeting stating that the Bicycle and Pedestrian Priority Area for Olney should be expanded to include access points from surrounding areas into the Town Center. GOCA recommends the boundaries of the Priority Area be Gold Mine Road to the north, Emory Lane to the south, Cashell Road to the west, and Old Baltimore Road to the east.
New zoning The Montgomery County Council is currently working on rewriting the zoning code. Greater Olney Civic Association members have expressed concern over what the new zoning would mean to Olney, after much time and thought were put into the Olney Master Plan, adopted in 2005. GOCA presented a motion to its members stating that the
organization endorses the goal of simplifying the current zoning code, but insists that the Master Plan take precedence over the zoning. Councilwoman Nancy M. Floreen (D-At large) of Garrett Park, who attended the Oct. 8 GOCA meeting, said the purpose of the rewrite was to make it easier to follow. She lauded GOCA for “being so in control.” “This is the best group,” she said. “You should be incorporated.” She encouraged GOCA to study specific properties that it cares about and make sure the new zoning map is what it should be. “Let us know, so the Planning Board can correct this,” Floreen said. “There is plenty of time to sort it out.” GOCA tabled the motion until its Nov. 12 meeting, when
it will be discussed further.
Olney Days funding The annual Olney Days celebration now will be under the new Olney Civic Fund. Greater Olney Civic Association President Barbara Falcigno said that since Olney Days is a civic event, it is more appropriate to go through a 501(c)(3) organization than through GOCA, which is a 501(c)(4). Donations to 501(c)(3) organizations are tax-deductible, which could increase contributions from local residents. Those to a 501(c)(4) are not. John Webster, chairman of the Olney Civic Fund, said that 501(c)(3) organizations are for charitable purposes as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. A 501(c)(4) is more suited for an association. For the past several years,
Olney Days has required subsidies from GOCA to meet its budget. Transferring the responsibility of Olney Days to the civic fund is expected to reduce this obligation. For more information about the Olney Civic Fund, email OlneyCivicFund@ gmail.com.
Trafﬁc signal update State transportation ofﬁcials attended the Oct. 8 Greater Olney Civic Association meeting and announced that the new trafﬁc signal at Olney-Laytonsville Road and Bowie Mill Road is expected to be turned on Oct. 23. It will ﬂash for three days before becoming fully operational.
GOCA Awards The GOCA Awards committee announced it is now accepting nominations.
Each year, GOCA recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that the community has identiﬁed as notably contributing to the greater Olney community. GOCA seeks nominations from its members and from the community. Nominations are compiled and voted on by GOCA delegates. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on March 2, 2014. Award categories include the Howard J. Garber Memorial Citizen of the Year, Contribution to the Community, Youth Contribution to the Community, the Ron Berger Olney Heritage Award and the GOCA Worker of the Year. More information and nomination forms are available at www.goca.org. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ninth early voting site likely for county Final elections board vote to determine sites scheduled for Oct. 21 n
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
The Montgomery County Board of Elections is likely to establish four new early voting centers for Montgomery County rather than three at a meeting next week. The board is scheduled to meet Oct. 21 to determine the sites for the additional early voting centers allowed by a new state law. It is expected to select the maximum number of sites after a Montgomery County Council committee expressed support for the extra location. Montgomery’s ﬁve early voting centers all were among the most heavily used in the state in the 2012 election. The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill this year allowing each county
and Baltimore City to add additional locations. Large counties such as Montgomery were allowed three additional sites, plus a fourth if the state Board of Elections, the local board and each county’s governing authority agree. On Monday, Mary Anne Keeffe, president of the county’s Board of Elections, told three County Council members — Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring, Hans Riemer (DAt Large) of Takoma Park and Valerie Ervin (D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring — that the board believes a ninth site is needed. She spoke at a meeting of the council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee. The three council members all said they support a ninth site. A national survey showed that Maryland voters had some of the longest waits in the country for early voting in 2012, Keeffe said. All five Montgomery sites
were among the 12 most-used in the state, including the Germantown Recreation Center and the Silver Spring Civic Building, the two most heavily trafﬁcked locations. While Montgomery residents didn’t have to wait as long as voters elsewhere in Maryland, too few locations and insufficient time for early voting led to waits that were too long, Keeffe said. “The problem was meeting the demand for early voting,” Keeffe said. The Board of Elections has identiﬁed 16 potential sites for early voting. They include the five that were used in 2012, which were in Germantown, Silver Spring, Burtonsville and Rockville. There are 11 other possible locations in Silver Spring, Wheaton, Chevy Chase, Brookeville, Potomac, Bethesda, Gaithersburg and Damascus. The ﬁve 2012 sites wouldn’t necessarily be used again in 2014, Keeffe said.
At least 80 percent of a county’s population must live within ﬁve miles of an early voting site, said Margaret Jurgensen, election director for the county Board of Elections. If the county had nine sites, 93 percent of the county’s population would fall within that threshold, she said. According to a county memorandum, adding three new early voting sites would cost about $158,000 in ﬁscal 2014. Adding four would cost nearly $211,000. Amanda Mihill, a legislative attorney for the County Council, said she will talk to the six other council members. If a majority of the full council supports a ninth site, she will send a letter to the county Board of Elections indicating that support. Other council members have previously supported adding a ninth site.
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KATE S. ALEXANDER STAFF WRITER
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, a Democratic hopeful for Maryland governor, has named Del. Jolene Ivey as his running mate for 2014. A two-term delegate and former journalist, Ivey (D) of Cheverly represents District 47 in Prince George’s County, the home county of one of Gansler’s opponents in the gubernatorial race, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D). While voters generally vote the top of the ticket, who a gubernatorial candidate names as a running mate can indicate what that candidate is thinking, said John Willis, professor of government and public policy at Univer-
sity of Baltimore. Adding Ivey to his ticket shows Gansler is not afraid to ﬁght for votes in Prince George’s County, Willis said. As a general rule, a candidate needs to carry three of the four big Democratic voting jurisdictions — Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City — to win, he said. With most Democratic voters concentrated in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, approximately 37 percent, Willis said it make sense for Gansler — who calls Montgomery home — to pick a running mate from Prince George’s. It doesn’t mean Baltimore, with 15 percent of Democratic voters, is irrelevant. But perhaps what matters more than geography is the compatibility between Ivey and Gansler, Willis said.
Within hours of the announcement Monday, Brown’s campaign issued a his-and-hers list of where Gansler and Ivey stand, and differ, on policies. Maryland history tells a cautionary tale against picking a running mate with divergent views, Willis said, citing the ﬁrst term of former Gov. Harry R. Hughes (D). He said Hughes chose former Prince George’s County Councilman Samuel W. Bogley (D) as lieutenant governor but later came to disagree with Bogley enough to pick a new lieutenant governor, former state Sen. J. Joseph Curran Jr. for his second term. Curran (D) went on to serve as attorney general until Gansler was elected and took over in 2007. During his campaign tour in September, Gansler promised to bring more diversity to Annapolis and Willis said naming an AfricanAmerican female as a running mate is a positive move.
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Lockheed talks cybersecurity with students Teens look at college programs, future careers in cybersecurity n
BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER
Terms like “advanced persistent threat” and “denial of service” might sound foreign to you, but these students can tell you exactly what they mean. About 220 tech-savvy teens from 14 high schools across Maryland came to Lockheed Martin’s Gaithersburg campus to talk about cybersecurity. Attendance more than doubled since last year’s conference, which recorded 100 students. “The enormity of the challenges we face as a country becomes more apparent every day,” Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President Sondra Barbour said in her opening remarks. “The future of our
company and our country will depend on students like you who are willing to take on the greatest cyber challenges.” Lockheed Martin’s fourth annual Cyber Security Awareness Day attracted students enrolled in Maryland’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs. The company hopes to inﬂuence those students to choose careers in cybersecurity. Two sophomore students from Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, said the event gave them insight on how they can pursue a college education and future career in the cybersecurity ﬁeld. “It’s helping me to pick a profession that I want to go into, whether it’s computer sciences, computer programming, cybersecurity or computer engineering,” said Tatiana Nguyen. “I’m thinking about cybersecurity deﬁnitely. It’s a great place to be.” Classmate I’Yanla Brown
said she liked that college representatives from institutions like Montgomery College, Capitol College and the University of Maryland were on hand to discuss cybersecurity programs. “One of my favorite things about it was that they had colleges here, because I’m not really sure what colleges do certain things for technology,” she said. “It taught me a lot of new things about where you can go to study and how you can study it.” Brown also said she enjoyed learning about hackers and how they breach a network. “Advanced persistent threat,” according to seminar presenter Kyle Slosek, occurs when hackers continually try to break into a network. A “denial of service” attack is where hackers try to bring down a website or system by ﬂooding it with access requests. A large part of the event was conveying to students
that the cybersecurity industry is growing and looking for qualiﬁed employees, according to Lee Holcomb, director of cybersecurity for Lockheed Martin. “Cybersecurity is an area where the demand for graduates in this ﬁeld is very, very high — much higher than other ﬁelds,” he said. “So it’s kind of a compounded opportunity to go after something that’s interesting and get a meaningful job afterwards.” Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown was slated to give a small speech at the conference but canceled at the last minute because of a family emergency. Montgomery College Professor David A. Hall said that an increasing number of students at the Germantown campus are entering cybersecurity programs. The college is part of CyberWatch, a group of colleges, businesses and government agencies that work to promote
cybersecurity education, according to Hall. The program develops cybersecurity curriculum, programs to challenge students and activities, including an intercollegiate defense competition. “The competition allows us to compete against other schools in defending networks while professional hackers attack them,” he said. While the event was heavily focused on cybersecurity, Holcomb said the company hopes students are excited about entering any field of study within science or engineering. “We’ve built a lot of this stuff that you use every day — cellphones and the Internet — it was all built by our generation,” he said. “I think it’s important for this generation to think about what they are going to bring to society in the future.” email@example.com
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The federal government shutdown has closed federal agencies, national parks and the National Zoo’s Panda Cam, but the effect on congressional ofﬁces around Maryland has been mixed. Several members have kept their ofﬁces open during the funding battle that has seen government workers around the country furloughed until Congress can reach a resolution, while others have kept some ofﬁces open and closed others and some have shut
down ofﬁces completely. Rep. John Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac announced at the beginning of the shutdown that his ofﬁces in Washington, and Gaithersburg would stay open during the shutdown. The ofﬁce has suspended office hours in Cumberland and McHenry, Delaney spokesman Will McDonald said Thursday. “I think everyone’s hopeful we can get a deal done and get the government open and back to doing the people’s business,” McDonald said. Staff for Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Dist. 5) of Mechanicsville and Rep. Donna Edwards (DDist. 4) of Fort Washington said their regional ofﬁces were taking calls during normal business hours.
Offices in Washington, D.C., and Towson for Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Dist. 3) of Towson were open, but ofﬁces in Burtonsville and Annapolis are closed, according to a statement from his ofﬁce. Calls to all ofﬁces are being forwarded to the open ofﬁces during business hours. Meanwhile, a phone message at the Washington ofﬁce of Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D) of Pikesville said the senator’s ofﬁces would remain closed until the shutdown is over. The shutdown marks only the second time Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D) of Baltimore has closed her ofﬁces during her 27 years in the Senate, according to a statement from her ofﬁce. firstname.lastname@example.org
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RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
While working for Rock the Vote during the 2004 presidential election, Montgomery County Councilman Hans Riemer helped organize a forum of Democratic primary candidates, and saw how the event helped push youth issues to a more prominent place in the dialogue of the campaign. Now Riemer (D-At Large) of Silver Spring and Councilman Phil Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg would like the Maryland Association of Counties to host a forum for Maryland’s 2014 gubernatorial candidates to discuss issues facing the state’s counties. State government has taken a number of actions in recent years that don’t show much respect for local governments or look at the county governments as partners, Riemer said on Oct. 9. “There is a bubble in Annapolis that we need to dissolve,” and establish a clearer idea of the responsibilities of each branch of government, he said. During a meeting on Oct. 8 with council members, Riemer and Andrews asked MACo President Richard Pollitt Jr. and Executive Director Michael Sanderson if their group would be willing to hold a forum for all the candidates running for governor to get their ideas and positions on various issues facing counties and what they would do about them if they are elected. Campaigns can help people think about issues in new ways, Riemer said. A forum would also make sure that candidates get a briefing on county issues, he said. Representatives from the association meet regularly with leadership in the General Assembly to keep county concerns at the forefront, Pollitt said. But he said that while the organization does try to build relationships with legislators, its effectiveness depends on being seen as nonpolitical. The association’s lobbying efforts on various issues mean it doesn’t have to be nonpolitical, just nonpartisan, Andrews said on Oct. 9. The forums should include all candidates to get their positions on issues that affect the counties, he said. “I think it’s a no-lose proposition. It can only help,” he said. Andrews said he’d like to see a forum before the June primary, but would also like to see one before the November 2014 general election as well. While forums likely would be logistically possible only for candidates for governor, Andrews said he’d also like to see the association send out questionnaires for other candidates. The Maryland Municipal League, which serves as a voice for the state’s towns and cities, has had forums with gubernatorial candidates for years without any complaints about partisanship, Executive Director Scott Hancock said. “It’s all about equal time,” he said. The events create an opportunity for access between members and candidates, as well as a chance to exchange information, he said. The league usually has a forum for primary candidates at its summer conference — planned for June 2014 — and then another at its fall conference before the election, he said. While no forum is planned before the general election, there will be some time made available for the candidates to speak to members, Hamilton said. He said that in his experience in 19 years with MML, the forums have been a helpful resource. “We’ve done it and we’ve felt very good about it,” he said. email@example.com
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Plaza becomes fashion statement Residents reminisce about shopping center online n
SARAH SCULLY STAFF WRITER
Delaney to give part of pay to clinic Contribution will be made to Mercy Health Clinic
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The open air Wheaton Plaza was the largest mall in the metropolitan area when it opened in 1960. It was enclosed in 1981 and the Westﬁeld Group bought the mall in 1997. Few of the original stores remain, but many nostalgic for the plaza remember shopping, movie-going and meeting up with friends there. The project is completely independent of the Wheaton Westﬁeld Mall. On the Facebook page, Wheaton residents reminisce about the plaza area and share related photos and thoughts. Comment threads ask people to post about favorite memories, old shoe stores and where people worked at the old plaza. Reed said for now he won’t pursue selling the shirts any-
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Rep. John Delaney (D-Dist. 6) is donating a cut of his congressional salary earned during the government shutdown to a clinic in Gaithersburg. The congressman, who was reported by The Gazette last July to be worth at least $51 million, will give a portion of his $174,000 annual congressional salary to Mercy Health Clinic, according to spokesman Will McDonald. “He [Delaney] felt it was the right thing to do, just given the overall dysfunction of Congress right now and the fact that the government is shut down,” McDonald said. “John and his wife were looking for a good, charitable group in the district that really helps people who are less fortunate.” Mercy Health Clinic, located at 7 Metropolitan Court, Suite 1, is “ecstatic” to receive the contribution, said Executive Director John P. Kleiderer. The clinic is a nonproﬁt community health clinic that serves uninsured, low-income residents of Montgomery County. “This is an example of a public servant who is giving back to the community and giving directly to those going through a difﬁcult time,” he said. Kleiderer said the money will go toward the clinic’s ongoing health services and education programs. “His contribution is directly going to impact the lives of hundreds of families,” he said. Even though the donation date and amount are still unknown, McDonald said the money will be given to the clinic “promptly” following the end of the government shutdown.
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For a mall, the old Wheaton Plaza sure has a following. It’s got a Facebook page with 1,182 members and now a commemorative T-shirt. Dan Reed, who grew up in Silver Spring visiting the Wheaton Plaza, is fascinated by architecture, planning and design, topics he writes about regularly on his blog, Just Up the Pike, and as associate editor at Greater Greater Washington. He had designed T-shirts for himself in the past, and decided that shirts would be a fun way to commemorate the history of Wheaton and the open air Wheaton Plaza. He got the idea when he saw the Wheaton Plaza Facebook page cover image – a graphic of the old Wheaton Plaza sign, which Reed said was up throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. Reed decided the sign would make a great graphic for his ﬁrst shirt. The sign “not only was a recognizable landmark, but also a really cool piece of mid-century design,” he said. He started selling the shirts in March and has since sold at least 50 just by advertising them on his blog. Customers have included not only Wheaton residents, but people in Texas, Kentucky, Atlanta and Brooklyn. Selling in Brooklyn was a major win. Reed ﬁgured he must be doing something right to catch eyes in the “hipness capital.” He uses Spreadshirt, an ondemand printing company that makes the shirts as people order them. Five different T-shirt styles sell for $17-$20 each, and are only available online. Pete Tan of Silver Spring or-
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Victim, now in 40s, described trauma BY ST. JOHN BARNED-SMITH STAFF WRITER
When Albert Riek’s victim spoke about the abuse she suffered nearly 40 years ago
as a 5-year-old, it was of a life shattered and trauma that has never faded. “The abuse I endured at his hands has impacted every facet of my life, every day of my life,” said the victim, who was related to Riek. Riek, 72, pleaded guilty to child sex abuse in June for sexually abusing his victim 35
to 38 years ago in Montgomery County. The abuse, according to his plea agreement, included fondling and oral sex. On Thursday, he was sentenced to ﬁve years in prison. In an emotional and lengthy account to Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Michael Mason, the victim, now in her 40s, spoke
of the wide swath of damage the abuse had carved through her life. Breaking down in tears at several points, she said she struggled in her relationships with men, with alcohol addiction, with her self-esteem, with her faith. It was only after she tried to commit suicide in the early 1990s that her family learned of the abuse. According to court documents, Riek admitted the abuse to the girl’s mother and sought treatment. The victim believed that as part of the treatment, he had also turned himself in to police. It was only this year, when she learned that he had not, that she approached Montgomery County detectives, she said. Police charged Riek after the victim helped them perform a “phone sting,” in which she confronted Riek about the abuse in a recorded phone call. In court, David Felsen, Riek’s attorney, played the call, in which Riek could be heard apologizing for the damage he had caused, but not agreeing with the victim about some of her allegations. “It was probably the weakest point in my life,” Riek said in the call, in which he also admitted to abusing alcohol. “It’s hard for me to live with
what I did,” he said, explaining later, “I was very unhappy. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry.” At the time, Riek lived in various parts of Montgomery County, including Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village. He has been living in North Carolina. Riek was charged under the laws in place in Montgomery County in the 1970s, meaning the maximum time he could have spent in prison would have been 15 years. However, his plea deal capped the time he could spend in prison to just ﬁve years. Montgomery County Assistant State’s Attorney Dana Kaplan asked that Riek receive a sentence of 15 years, suspending all but five years, along with probation. The impact of Riek’s actions on his victim was like a murder, Kaplan said. “She never had the opportunity to grow into the person she would have been,” Kaplan said. Felsen asked Mason to evaluate the man Riek had become. “He stands here as a different person,” Felsen said, noting Riek had not had any other problems with the law and had repeatedly expressed remorse. Riek told his second wife of
the abuse before marrying her, Felsen said. Riek, who is retired, apologized again to the victim in court. “It was nothing you did. The fault lies with me,” he said, adding that he would feel the guilt of his crimes to his grave. Before sentencing Riek, Mason called the case “very difficult,” noting Riek’s remorse and the acceptance of his guilt. “There clearly was a change in conduct over the years,” he said. Mason decided not to sentence Riek to probation, or to make him register as a sex offender after his release from prison. However, he denied Felsen’s request for Riek to avoid jail time, sentencing Riek to the full ﬁve years. The sentence was a message to sex abusers that even long-ago crimes will be punished severely, Mason said. “Even unreported for many years, when it comes to light, the court is going to take it seriously,” he said.
proximately 180 employees make significantly above the current minimum wage. If the minimum wage rose, the company would want to maintain that differential, so pay for current employeees would go up proportionately, she said. The move might mean the company wouldn’t contribute as much to proﬁt-sharing arrange-
ments or employee health insurance, or could cause a move to more part-time employees, Rodman said. Century competes for business with companies in other parts of the state, as well as in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and North Carolina. Rodman said a higher minimum wage would let her competitors provide products more cheaply. “This would deﬁnitely put us at a competitive disadvantage,” she said. She said most people in Montgomery already make much more than the minimum wage. “You can’t even get a babysitter for $7.25 an hour,” Rodman said. But Meaghan Murphy, an owner of Capital City Cheesecake in Takoma Park, said it’s her responsibility as a boss to make sure employees can afford at least the basics needed to survive in the county. Murphy said she supports the measure to increase the wage to the state level of $10.10 an hour, but isn’t sure she could afford $11.50. Ultimately, the county will have to ﬁgure out what a fair wage is, but it clearly needs to be raised from its current level, Murphy said. “It doesn’t intimidate us,” she said. The business owners she interacts with already pay more than the minimum wage, she said. Capital City Cheesecake employs eight to 12 employees at a given time, Murphy said. They start at $8.25 an hour, but some employees make up to $14 an hour. Del. Anne Kaiser (D-Dist. 14) of Burtonsville said she senses momentum around the state for an increase in the minimum wage; it’s a main issue that lawmakers seem to be talking about during the break between sessions. Kaiser said raising the minimum wage would be better as a statewide issue to avoid causing any competitive disadvantage for Montgomery businesses. However, she pointed out that Elrich is working with ofﬁcials in Washington, D.C., and Prince George’s on their proposals for a regional market with similar pay. Kaiser said there’s an argument that some businesses would leave Montgomery if the minimum wage is increased, but she thinks most businesses are established in the county and would stay. Rodman said a possible move has already come up at Century, mentioning an area that in recent years has gone out of its way to make itself attractive to companies disenchanted with Montgomery’s business environment. “Frederick [County] is only 13 miles north,” she said.
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Delegate again seeks resource ofﬁcers to protect schools Similar measure failed in 2013 session n
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Del. John Cluster is having another go at passing a bill that would place a police ofﬁcer in every Maryland public school that does not already have one. Cluster (R-Dist. 8) of Parkville ﬁled a similar bill in the 2013 legislative session that was voted down in the state Ways and Means Committee. The new bill, Cluster said, addresses concerns about costs by using retired police ofﬁcers rather than regular police ofﬁcers to serve as school resource officers who would help protect schools from security threats. Hiring and equipping about 1,135 school resource ofﬁcers
would have cost about $104.7 million, according to an estimate on the 2013 bill from the state Department of Legislative Services. The ofﬁcers would be paid and equipped through the state’s Education Trust Fund, which includes gaming proceeds. As of earlier this year, the fund was put entirely toward education programs and funding formulas, though it could be used for other authorized purposes, according to the same Legislative Services report. The bill would have expanded the authorized uses for the fund. “There’s a lot of money coming into the coffers for education,” Cluster said. Cluster, a former Baltimore County police ofﬁcer, said that since the first bill failed, he spoke with county sheriffs and others who suggested hiring re-
tired ofﬁcers. The retired police ofﬁcers, Cluster said, would either be recently retired or go through training to become a school resource ofﬁcer and would be classiﬁed as special police. They would have the authority to make arrests at the school and carry a gun, he said. Having a resource ofﬁcer at the school, Cluster said, translates to an immediate response should an incident occur. The retired officers would hold contracted, part-time positions, Cluster said, meaning the state would not pay the salaries or beneﬁts that come with hiring regular police ofﬁcers. The estimated average salary and beneﬁts for a school resource ofﬁcer would fall around $78,900, the Legislative Services report said. While he did not yet have an estimate for what the total cost
would be under the new bill, Cluster said the switch to retired ofﬁcers makes “a huge difference.” Cluster said he thought about 900 school resource ofﬁcers would need to be hired so that every public school would have one. Del. C. William Frick (DDist. 16) — one of 18 Ways and Means Committee members who voted down the bill — said he didn’t think the cost associated with the bill was “the only concern or even the biggest concern.” “You can’t put a price on protecting our kids,” he said. The problem, Frick said,
rather lies in how the bill would have restricted local school districts by reallocating funds toward one particular strategy. “The counties were looking for the ability to do school safety in a more comprehensive way,” he said. Frick said he thought that local school systems, who know their needs and concerns best, should be able to tell legislators what they think are the best approaches to school safety for them. In a March 6 testimony statement, the Maryland Association of Boards of Education opposed the old version of Cluster’s bill.
The association said it appreciated the bill’s intent but disagreed with its proposed use of the Education Trust Fund, which it said was already designated for recipients the association supported. “MABE believes that these designated authorized recipients of Education Trust Fund dollars represent the major building blocks of Maryland’s public education system, and warrant the State’s continued and increased investments,” the written statement said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Potomac woman mixes history, cultures in celebration Figurines help family share Hindu festival of Dussehra
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Century-old wooden dolls, a miniature marketplace and a replica mariachi band combine old and new in a display in Deepti Navile’s basement. It isn’t a little girl’s playhouse, but rather a way to share the history and culture
of Navile’s native India during the Hindu festival of Dussehra, which this year was celebrated Oct. 5 through Monday. The festival celebrates Lord Rama’s victory over the 10-headed demon King Ravena, a victory of good over evil, Navile said. She was not sure why many people set out displays of dolls during the festival. “In celebrating the victory, people decorated their houses,” she said. “That is one story.” She knows why she does it and will continue to, even
though it entails hours of work. “I started doing this because my grandmother did it and I liked it as a child,” she said. “It’s very creative.” She wants her daughters, ages 10 and 16, who are being raised in this country, to share in this part of their Indian heritage. It’s a lesson not lost on her older daughter, Shreya Navile, a junior at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. “I’ve grown up watching my mom do the dolls, helping her set them up and learning the stories. It’s part of me,” Shreya said. “It’s so great I get to have this deep in me and also just be an American teenager.” When she was a young girl, Navile said, her grandmother, now 87, displayed dolls representing important historical and religious ﬁgures on seven wooden steps she set up in her home. Decorating with dolls is part of the tradition in the celebration of Dussehra in Bangalore in southern India, where she grew up. It has to be an odd number of steps, depending on the number of dolls on display. Odd numbers are considered auspicious in Hindu tradition, said Ananda Bloch, community president of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness of D.C. in Potomac. The most important dolls — such as Pattadha and Gombe, representing an early Indian king and queen, and important
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Hindu gods, such as Lord Rama — go on the topmost steps. Musicians, dancers and other dolls ﬁll the lower steps. Some dolls in Navile’s display are more than 100 years old, given to her by her grandmother, who received them from her own grandmother. Those are her favorite, she said. They are carved of wood and have painted faces and cloth clothing. “They are close to my heart. The faces are so perfect, the way they are done,” she said. “The modern [dolls] are not as well done.” Navile said it takes about two weeks to set up her display each year. She displays them between two windows in her Potomac basement. The steps are draped with
fabric and have white holiday lights and votive candles. On the ﬂoor in front of the steps are bowls of fresh fruit and ﬂowers, which she changes daily. “Those are traditional offerings to the gods,” she said. Novile also created six scenes on small tables ﬂanking the steps, although they are not traditional. That artistic license opened up a new direction for Navile’s creativity. Now, wherever the family travels, she brings back ﬁgures and accessories to add to her display. “Every year, I try to do something different,” she said. “This year, I added a fairyland scene.” She also has a ﬂoating market scene from Thailand full of miniature vegetables, fruits, books and even tiny incense
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Deepti Navile stands amid the nearly 500 dolls and other miniature pieces on display in her Potomac home in celebration of the Hindu festival Dussehra. Many of the dolls have been handed down for generations in her family.
burners. It replicates a market that uses boats instead of stores, with boat keepers pulling up to docks to display their wares. Navile used colored glass and stones for the water, but has bigger plans for the future. “Next year, I want to have real water ﬂowing,” she said. Another scene shows figures and food from a traditional Indian wedding. One depicts a temple ceremony. There also are flamenco dancers from Spain next to a mariachi band Navile bought in Brazil and an Indian snake charmer and his cobra. “I wanted all kinds of people in my display,” she said. “I [also] want people to know our history and traditions.” The dolls, as Navile calls her ﬁgurines, range from tiny glass ﬁgures an inch or two high to a large doll about 3 feet tall with jointed limbs. The large doll is dressed as Saraswathi, goddess of learning, and is holding a veena, an ancient Indian stringed instrument. Navile said she invites neighbors and friends over to learn about the festival and enjoy tea and sweets. Shreya said she invites friends over, too. “They think it’s so cool, the amount of work my family puts into it,” she said.
A volunteer’s discovery is shedding light on the history of Poolesville’s 150-year-old Presbyterian church. Church volunteer and Silver Spring resident Susan Hanna said she was sweeping the ﬂoor in the church’s manse, or minister’s residence, with other volunteers on a fall cleanup day on Oct. 5. In a small crack in a storage room’s wall, underneath a utility sink, she spotted dusty bottles. “None of them look like a bottle that you would expect to ﬁnd in your recycling bin,” said Poolesville Presbyterian Church Pastor David Williams. One was labeled “J.E. Pyle Drugs and Notions.” Another said “chloroform.” A few were “Guin-
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Old medicine and beer bottles that were discovered in a hole in a wall at Poolesville Presbyterian Church.
ness Foreign Extra Stout.” Hanna said the bottles might be from the early 1900s, based on research she and the church volunteers have done. They found 15 bottles, 10 of them bearing the Guinness label. The slightly irregular shape of the Guinness bottles suggests that they are hand-blown, rather than factory made, Williams said. Almost all of the bottles are empty. One unlabeled bottle holds an unidentified, black, resin-like substance. The bottles date to the church’s post-Civil War days, when the town’s Confederate sentiments started to die down and Poolesville grew into a successful agricultural community. But more than memories of the war remained. At the time the bottles were stored, Williams said the manse would have been privately owned, not part of the church. Hanna said she found the bottles “fascinating,” but wasn’t sure of their fate. The church’s pastor said they might be auctioned off. “We’re a tiny little church. We don’t have any extra money,” Hanna said. Money the church raises from the artifacts’ sale would go to restoring the manse, which was built in 1827. The church has occupied the same building since 1847. In the pastor’s ofﬁce, centuries-old pages with handwritten records of the church’s activities sit largely untouched. “It’s been a sleepy little church its whole existence,” Williams said. For now, the bottles will be held in the church ofﬁce for safekeeping. email@example.com
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Continued from Page A-1 get into their ofﬁces or even to check their mail, Leggett said. The arts partnership fully supports the move to open the park, which never should have been closed because of the shutdown to begin with, executive director Katey Boerner said. “I’m not looking for confrontation, but we need to be open,” she said. In his letter to Jewell, Berliner said park ofﬁcials estimated they lost $67,000 in one weekend of being closed. The park’s theater and puppetry facilities normally draw large groups of schoolchildren and others, and the Friday night dance usually
Continued from Page A-1 the farm. T’ai chi classes will be offered each Saturday throughout the month, from 1 to 2 p.m., next to the farm’s pond. He has promoted the classes to his patients, although they are open to everyone for a cost of $10 per class. “This ties in to the theme of living well beyond cancer, although it pertains to other things like heart disease and diabetes,” he said. “We all need to live healthy by exercising, eating healthy, and reducing stress.” That’s his motivation to opening his farm up to the public by offering fresh produce and t’ai chi. He plans to offer t’ai chi again in the spring, and add yoga, as well. “They are forms of exercise that improve mental acuity and tranquility, and are
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brings in about 300 people, Boerner said. The park also offers pottery, photography, glassblowing and other classes that can’t be held while it’s closed. “We can’t survive another weekend of being closed,” Boerner said. Glen Echo Park, with its historic carousel and ballroom, is also a sought-after location for wedding celebrations and several have had to be canceled since the shutdown began Oct. 1. Bride-to-be Tina Poole was supposed to have had her wedding ceremony and reception at Glen Echo Park on Oct. 12. The Alexandria, Va., resident called the park a week after she got engaged in July 2012, and booked the last available Saturday slot in the
fall of 2013. After more than a year of planning, Poole learned on Oct. 3 that the venue was unable to host her event. “I was pretty devastated because it [the park] has a lot of sentimental value to me and my ﬁance,” she said. Her new husband, Jackson Takach, proposed at the site’s bumper car pavilion. Glen Echo Park employees quickly jumped in to help make new arrangements, Poole said. They contacted other venues on behalf of the couple, and arranged for the money that already was paid to the park to be transferred to the new locations. After kicking the planning into high gear, Poole and Takach found new spaces and kept the same wedding date.
They booked F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre for the ceremony and used its social hall for the reception, both of which are in Rockville. Kim Haug, the theater supervisor at the venue, conﬁrmed Tuesday that the wedding did take place and ran smoothly. Keeping the same wedding date was important to the couple because they wanted to ensure that all 80 of their guests, many of whom were coming from out of town, could still attend, Poole said. “Luckily we managed to do online invitations and we were able to tell everyone really quickly,” Poole said.
therapeutic in their own way,” he said. “I’ve tried yoga, and I’ve tried t’ai chi with moderate success.” Keith Hall, the t’ai chi instructor, has studied and taught for over 35 years. T’ai chi is a gentle exercise developed by Taoist monks over 1,000 years ago in China, and is regarded as a way to increase and maintain consciousness and youthful vitality by nourishing one’s mental, physical, and spiritual health. Hall said studies have shown t’ai chi to be beneﬁcial to those suffering from ailments including arthritis, back problems, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, menopause and stress. “It improves general health and longevity,” he said. Hall said doing t’ai chi outside is quite normal, since participants are unifying their
internal conscious and external conscious. The class is designed for a wide age range of participants. “As long as you are ambulatory and able to focus, you can do it,” Hall said. Liz Noonan of College Park attended the ﬁrst class at Spring Lake Farm on Oct. 5. She has taken other classes taught by Hall for the past seven months, to deal with fatigue, joint pain and immune problems. “It has helped me with all my problems, and leaves me calm and focused,” she said. “The farm offered a great setting, with lots of open ground and a view of the water,” she said. “It’s a good idea to have your feet directly on the ground to get grounded, and it seems to feel better.” Miller said that future plans for his farm include the addition of goats and sheep, and starting a Community
Supported Agriculture program, where members pay a fee and in return receive a weekly share of produce. “It all ﬁts with our mission to be a part of the community that people can come and enjoy,” he said. Miller, who practices at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, had no farming background, and said developing the farm has become a hobby. “My work is stressful and serious, so this gives me a way to relax and in many ways, be creative,” he said. “I had a green thumb, but I was certainly not a farmer.” For more information about the t’ai chi classes or the farm, contact Miller at email@example.com or call 240-389-1171.
Continued from Page A-1 in Laytonsville. He has a bee farm, basketball and tennis courts and a pool hidden from a two-lane road by a generous natural wall of trees and shrubs. “But he ﬁgured out how to deal with me. ... I learned a lot from him and other coaches like Vince Lombardi about how to motivate people and get them to perform their best in some pressurized situations.” Schoenke is one of ﬁve leaders who will be inducted Oct. 29 as the second class of the Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame. The event at The Universities of Shady Grove will include an address by former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge. Other honorees are Sol Graham, CEO of Quality Biological; John S. Hendricks, executive chairman of Discovery Communications; Carmen Ortiz Larsen, CEO of Aquas Inc.; and James A. Soltesz, CEO of Soltesz Inc. Schoenke has demonstrated a high level of activity and leadership in the Montgomery County business community, said Lawrence N. Rosenblum, chairman of the hall of fame program and a partner with accounting and consulting firm Grossberg Co. LLP. His company and Monument Bank cofounded the program, which raises money for student scholarships.
From Hawaii to Dallas to Montgomery Born in Hawaii, Schoenke eventually moved with his family to Texas, where he graduated from Weatherford High School and was an all-state lineman. At Southern Methodist University, he earned a history degree and was an academic All-American. He was drafted by both the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL and the AFL’s Oakland Raiders in 1963. The SMU Lettermen’s Association awarded him the Silver Anniversary Mustang Award in 1999 for his community contributions. “Mr. Schoenke’s achievements speak for themselves. His efforts and civic activities made him a perfect candidate for our award,” said Brad Sutton, a spokesman for the SMU athletic department. While some professors encouraged him to go to grad school, Schoenke said he couldn’t leave the gridiron then. “My dream was to play professional football,” he said. Schoenke played under another Hall of Fame coach, the late Tom Landry, in Dallas, then was released after two seasons. In 1966, he landed with the Redskins, launching a decadelong career that included an NFC title and a Super Bowl appearance against the undefeated Miami Dolphins. “I give a lot of credit to Tom Landry for ﬁring me,” Schoenke said, describing Landry as “very serious.” “It was one of the best things that happened to me. It showed me how short life can be in the NFL.” When, as a Redskin, he faced the Cowboys, Schoenke gave
something extra. “I got a lot of game balls against Dallas,” he said. By the 1970s, Schoenke was making some key business contacts. He launched Schoenke & Associates, an insurance brokerage, in 1978. “By the time I retired from football, I was making about twice as much from working part time in business than I did with the NFL,” he said. In 1975, the average NFL salary was about $50,000; today it is around $2 million. His company was based in Montgomery County and recruited employees locally, while adding offices in Dallas, St. Louis and Honolulu. National accounts included MCI, MBNA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Marriott International, and Norfolk and Southern Corp. “Other people knew more than me in certain areas,” Schoenke said. “But I wasn’t afraid to take risks in a high-risk business. I was good at the ﬁrsttime meeting when you only had ﬁve minutes to make an impression.” In 1998, he sold the 45-employee business to Dallas-based Clark/Bardes Holdings in a $17 million deal. Schoenke & Associates was “known in the industry for their creativity and worldclass services,” said former Clark President Mel Todd. “To build a national ﬁrm and work with some of the biggest corporations in the country, it was a great ride,” Schoenke said. Schoenke liked football and business, but said his “real love was politics.” He had long been active in Democratic Party politics as a donor to candidates and an activist for the likes of George McGovern and Jimmy Carter. In 1998, he thought former Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening wasn’t doing enough to further the business climate and educational opportunities, and ran against him. He spent about $2 million of his own money on the campaign, but dropped out a few months before the primary after not seeing much progress in polls. “I realized there was a lot more to it than I had imagined,” Schoenke said. “I pulled out and endorsed the governor.” He later founded the American Hunters and Shooters Association, which he saw as a bridge between urban liberals and rural gun owners. The organization hosted numerous events in support of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. He also got involved when NFL owners locked out players in 2011 and worked for better beneﬁts for older players who have not beneﬁted from today’s much higher salaries. Schoenke is dealing with the aftermath of a recent ﬁre that gutted a home on his land. The blaze leveled the home, but he recovered a few remnants, like a bronze statue of him leading former Redskins running back Larry Brown downﬁeld. “It charred the piece, but I may leave it like that and not restore it,” Schoenke said. “It shows the grittiness of the era I played in.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Obituary James Moorhead Akin,
86, of Gaithersburg, MD, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at home. He was born in Boston, MA on May 13, 1927. He was the son of the late Donald Andrew and Marion Moorhead Akin. After serving in the U.S. Army as a medic during World War II, he attended Allegheny College in Meadville PA and graduated in 1951. His career was in retail executive management having worked for Montgomery Ward, Joseph Horn’s, R.H. Stearns and the Outlet Company (Associated Dry Goods). He was a 29 year member of AA. As a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, he served on the Board of Trustees and as Usher Captain. He was also instrumental in providing leadership for the refurbishment restoration of Susanna House at #3 Walker Ave. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Janet Skeel Akin of Tarpon Springs, FL and his brother, Donald S. Akin of Erie, PA. He is survived by: his wife of 33 years, Carolyn Akin; two daughters, Janet Manning of Palm Harbor, FL and Michelle Kruger of Trinity, FL; three sons, Donald Akin of Woodbridge, VA, James Akin and Gregg Akin of Palm Harbor, FL. He is also survived by three grandsons, three granddaughter and two great grandsons. A memorial /celebration of his life service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg, MD on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to Grace United Methodist Church and Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA Hospice) in Rockville MD. Online condolences can be left at the Bast Stauffer Funeral Home website: www. baststaufferfuneralhome. com. 1894348
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Montgomery County police say more action needed BY ST. JOHN BARNED-SMITH STAFF WRITER
Civil rights activists say a federal court decision halting the use of administrative warrants to make immigration-related arrests is a major win. The ruling, issued by the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Aug. 7, stops law enforcement officials from detaining, searching, stopping, or arresting anyone based on a civil warrant from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Late last month, the American Civil Liberties Union’s Maryland afﬁliate and Casa of Maryland sent a letter to law enforcement agencies around Maryland, informing them of the Aug. 7 ruling and urging them to change their policies to comply with the ruling. The Court of Appeals ruling does not apply to warrants sought by ICE for criminal offenses. The letter from the ACLU also highlighted a memo issued by Montgomery County police instructing ofﬁcers not to make stops or arrests based solely on an ICE warrant. “It’s such a cultural shift given that most Maryland police departments routinely arrest people ... that it was worth drawing people’s attention to this,” said Sirine Shebaya, an immigration rights lawyer at the ACLU in Maryland. Critics of the practice of detaining individuals with administrative warrants said local police and sheriff agencies should not be enforcing federal immigration policy because it erodes community trust of local law enforcement. “[The warrants] are administrative, issued by an agency, without review by a neutral mag-
istrate, and the only thing they indicate is a civil immigration violation, which is not something local law enforcement has the authority to enforce absent authorization,” Shebaya said in an email. Some law enforcement ofﬁcials dispute that claim, citing recent data from the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank, which says that enforcement of ICE warrants does not affect local policing. Ofﬁcials from ICE did not return calls for comment; its website is not being managed during the partial federal government shutdown. Shebaya, of the ACLU, said Montgomery was one county that quickly notiﬁed its ofﬁcers of the change. In an Aug. 12 memo to Montgomery County Police, Chief J. Thomas Manger wrote that Montgomery “ofﬁcers who receive a ‘hit’ for an ICE civil warrant via [the National Criminal Information Center] will not use that information to stop, detain, search, or arrest any individual solely on the basis of the ICE warrant.” The center is a federal database of criime information. The ruling would not signiﬁcantly affect the number of arrests Montgomery ofﬁcers make, Manger said. Enforcing civil warrants represents a fraction of the hundreds of thousands of “contacts” Montgomery County Police make with civilians in the course of a year, he said. Before the recent court ruling, when officers stopped or searched someone, officers would run the person’s name in the criminal center database as they would during any stop. If there was an administrative ICE warrant for the person in the system, police could detain the person for up to 48 hours for ICE agents to take custody of them, Manger said. However, the memo reﬂects a change in policy in how officers handled stops before the Court of Appeals’ decision, he said.
After the 9/11 attacks, the federal government included warrants from the agencies that now make up ICE in the crime center database. The warrants differed from other warrants in that they were not issued by a neutral magistrate, and were for civil immigration violations, Shebaya said. The recent judicial ruling only applies to those warrants, not warrants that ICE might seek for criminal offenses. The ruling came from Santos v. Frederick County, in which Frederick County sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman on immigration charges. Civil rights activists and law enforcement officials have a wide range of opinions on the ruling and what actions should be taken. Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, for example, said he was appealing the decision, and hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will hear it. Sirine said the Supreme Court previously ruled that local law enforcement ofﬁcials do not on their own have the authority to enforce federal civil immigration laws. “It would be very surprising if the Supreme Court were to even hear the case, let alone side with Frederick County,” she said. However, on the narrower point of how to deal with administrative ICE warrants, activists and law enforcement appear to agree. Now, when ofﬁcers make a stop, they have one more element to deal with, Manger said. “Now, they have to check, is it civil or criminal?” he said, later adding, “The Fourth District decision makes it even more critical to take [the civil warrants] out of the system.” Jenkins agreed. “Why do they even put these warrants as arrest warrants into the [crime center database]? Why do they put the onus on local enforcement?” he asked. email@example.com
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Shutdown affects local businesses, large and small Marriott CEO considers shift in who gets political contributions
KEVIN JAMES SHAY STAFF WRITER
From large contractors to hotels, the continued federal government shutdown is having its effect locally. The shutdown, which started Oct. 1, is even causing CEOs of large companies to blog about it. “With the major attractions of the city and government offices closed, tourism and business travel [in the Washington, D.C., region] is declining,” Arne Sorenson, CEO of Bethesda hotel giant Marriott International, said in a post on his LinkedIn page. “Visitors applying for visas to come to the United States for business or pleasure will likely see delays. The e-verify system, which veriﬁes the work eligibility of employees, has been pulled down, leaving employers without a key resource when trying to be sure that a job offer can be extended.” Across the country, hotels collectively are losing more than $8 million a day during the shutdown because of lost tour and travel business, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Sorenson said he is considering not making political contributions to any party and Congress members who have “perfect or near perfect scores” from conservative or liberal groups. “Can we collectively shift the money that is in the political process to politicians who are practical and who are not above doing the work of politics to reach practical solutions, especially in the areas where political philosophies conﬂict?” he asked. The standoff continues as many congressional Republicans want to see deeper spending cuts and changes to the 2010 health care reform law, like the individual mandate being delayed. Likewise, many congressional Democrats and the Obama administration say there have been enough cuts and they do not want to change the law. Restaurants that rely on federal workers for lunch business and even auto dealers are seeing much fewer customers these days, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D) of Baltimore said during an
Local charity provides money to families of killed service members Rockville’s Fisher House offers gifts to families of those killed since shutdown began n
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
A Rockville charity attracted national attention last week for temporarily taking over support for families of fallen soldiers after the Pentagon was unable to make payments because of the government shutdown. Fisher House, which provides housing to families of injured military members while they are receiving
address Thursday on the Senate ﬂoor. “Small businesses are what help make America great,” she said. “This ripples through our economy.” The shutdown is particularly hurting agencies like the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Mikulski said. “It is having a terrible impact on the Maryland economy,” she said. “When you talk to small businesses where these agencies are located, it is just terrible.”
Lockheed starts furloughs Bethesda defense giant Lockheed Martin started furloughing about 2,400 employees companywide on Oct. 7 because of the political standoff. The number of sidelined employees was 600 fewer than what Lockheed ofﬁcials thought on Oct. 4 they would be furloughing. After Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Oct. 5 that most of the roughly 400,000 civilian employees in that department had been deemed essential for national security, Lockheed ofﬁcials decided to reduce the number of furloughs. Most of those affected work in civilian programs in the Washington region, said Gordon Johndroe, a Lockheed spokesman. The furloughs at Lockheed — which
treatment, made an agreement with the Department of Defense Oct. 9 to take over the payment of $100,000 death beneﬁts to the families of soldiers killed in active duty. Those payments are normally made by the department, which was temporarily unable to make them because of the government shutdown. President Barack Obama signed a bill Thursday that will allow the Pentagon to make the payments instead. Because the bill was passed and signed by the president, Fisher House never actually made a payment, said Jody Fisher, a spokesman representing the charity. Jody Fisher is not related to the family who runs
and is fortunate to have the resources to have been able to help, she said. Since its start in 1990, Fisher House has opened 61 homes at veterans’ hospitals across the country, serving more than 180,000 families and providing more than 5 million days of free lodging, according to its website. News of the initial agreement, announced Oct. 9 in a statement from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, got the charity mentioned in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and CNN, among other media outlets.
the Fisher House. But Fisher House announced Friday that it would still pay $25,000 gifts to families of each of the 29 service members who were killed in action between the start of the shutdown on Oct. 1 and Thursday, when the bill was signed. When the issue of the Pentagon not being able to make the payments arose this week, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) contacted Fisher House CEO Ken Fisher and asked if the foundation would be able to help, Fisher House spokeswoman Cindy Campbell said Friday. The organization has helped family members be at their loved ones’ sides for decades,
“I’m disappointed that we must take these actions, and we continue to encourage our lawmakers to come together to pass a funding bill that will end this shutdown.” Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin CEO has about 5,000 employees in Montgomery County — include employees who cannot work because a government facility where they work is closed. It also covers employees whose duties require a government inspection that cannot be completed or whose worksite has received a stop order. Lockheed is directing affected employees to use their vacation time to continue to receive pay and beneﬁts. “I’m disappointed that we must take these actions, and we continue to encourage our lawmakers to come together to pass a funding bill that will end this shutdown,” Lockheed CEO Marillyn A. Hewson said in a statement. “We hope that Congress and the administration are able to resolve this situation as soon as possible.” In ﬁscal 2012, Lockheed was the federal government’s largest single contractor, with $37 billion in contract
money obligated to the company, according to federal ﬁgures. Lockheed received about 82 percent of its revenue of $47.2 billion last year from the U.S. government, including 61 percent from the Department of Defense, according to its 2013 annual report. Some 17 percent came from international customers and 1 percent from private and other clients.
Another Bethesda company could see impact Bethesda enriched uranium supplier USEC thought it might have to furlough some employees — or at least slow down the work — at an Ohio uranium enrichment project if the shutdown ran past Tuesday, USEC spokesman Paul Jacobson previously said. On Tuesday, however, Jacobson said in an email that the project had
sufﬁcient funding and Department of Energy authorization to continue operating through the month of October. USEC is building the $350 million plant to produce low-enriched uranium to make nuclear fuel. The project is about 80 percent funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has provided $227 million for the project. USEC needs about $48 million more to complete the plant and is negotiating with Congress and the administration to obtain the rest of the funding by Dec. 31. The longer the shutdown continues, the more difﬁcult it is to maintain operations, ofﬁcials said. Staff Writer Elizabeth Waibel contributed to this report. firstname.lastname@example.org
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A new generation?
Andrew Platt (D), 24
D’Juan Hopewell (D), 30
Will Smith (D), 31
Marice Morales (D), 26
David Moon (D), 34
Jordan Cooper (D), 28
Kevin Walling (D), 28
Justin W. Chappell (D), 34
Elizabeth F. Matory (D), 33
Flynn Ficker (R), 31
John Paul Evans (D), 23
Will Jawando (D), 30
George Zokle (D), 34
Hamza Khan (D), 25
Laurie-Anne Sayles (D), 32
Marc Korman (D), 32
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House of Delegates District 18
House of Delegates District 20
House of Delegates District 15
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KATE S. ALEXANDER STAFF WRITER
Among the growing pool of Montgomery County candidates seeking a seat in the House of Delegates, a large number are young. More than half of the 25 candidates — not counting incumbents — vying for a House seat in one of Montgomery’s eight legislative districts are in their 20s or early 30s. Sixteen candidates are younger than 35. Six are in their 20s. Youth is no stranger to the General Assembly. Some of Maryland’s top elected officials began their political careers young. U.S. House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Dist. 5) of Mechanicsville and U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) were both in their 20s when first elected to the Maryland General Assembly. But for the latest crop of young political hopefuls, President Barack Obama is often credited as their inspiration. “What we’re seeing now is this is the Obama generation running for ofﬁce,” said Del. Jeff Waldstreicher, 33. “This is a group of folks who got active in 2008, were re-energized in 2012 and now realize that it is their time.” Waldstreicher (D-Dist. 18) of Kensington was 26 when voters elected him for the ﬁrst time in 2006. The minimum age to run for the House of Delegates is 21, and for the Maryland Senate, it’s 25. Marice Morales (D), 26, a candidate in District 19, said her generation of politicos is taking the country by storm. Members of the young generation often known as millennials were the first to embrace marriage equality in large numbers, and are driving efforts to end the War on Drugs, said David Moon (D), 34, a candidate in District 20. Lingering issues of education and fair wages weigh on the generation, said Will Smith (D), 31, who is running in District 20. For George Zokle (D), 34, also running in District 20, economic inequality for individuals and small businesses and inadequate mental health advocacy spurred him to run. And the economic crisis and its disproportionate effect on not just his generation, but retirees and older workers as well, got Jordan Cooper, 28, into the District 16 race, he said. Whether in politics, business or community leadership, today’s young adults were raised to believe that they could do anything they dreamed, since their parents and grandparents knocked many of the extreme barriers down, said Elizabeth F. Matory (D), 33, who is running for District 18. Yet, despite Obama’s success breaking barriers, courting younger voters and even spurring many young and diverse candidates to run for ofﬁce, on the whole, millennials still are not an active vot-
House of Delegates District 20
House of Delegates District 14
ing demographic, said Melissa Deckman, professor and chair of political science at Washington College in Chestertown. A 2011 study of voter turnout by the Center for American Politics and Citizenship at the University of Maryland showed that Marylanders between the ages of 25 and 39 had a turnout rate of less than 30 percent in the 2010 midterm election. Those younger than age 25 had even lower turnout. Marylanders between ages 55 and 69 had a turnout rate of nearly 90 percent that year. Young candidates should not rely on young voters to get elected, Deckman said. Young voters, she said, are less interested and often do not know how politics relate to them. But if the Democratic Party wants to stay relevant, it has to ﬁnd a way to bring in millennial voters and candidates, said Hamza Khan (D), 25. Khan said the party did not back him to ﬁll a vacant delegate seat in District 15 because of his age. He is running for that seat in 2014. “It deﬁnitely does hurt,” he said of being young. Montgomery County has a median age of 38.5, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. To win in 2014, a candidate needs to convince voters of all ages that he or she has the judgment, experience and idea to serve in Annapolis, said Marc Korman, 32, a Democratic candidate in District 16. Korman is not be the youngest candidate running thus far in 2014 — John Paul Evans, 23, is running in District 14. But when Korman knocks on doors, he said, people comment on his age. “I’m young, but not new — young, but not inexperienced,” he said. Justin W. Chappell (D), 34, a candidate in District 20, also said experience matters. It is a theme of his campaign as he shares with voters his 15 years of experience. D’Juan Hopewell (D), 30, said he’s qualified to represent District 20 because he already is working for it. As Maryland advocacy manager of Share Our Strength, an antihunger campaign, Hopewell organized and built statewide coalitions to advocate for children. Marylanders are looking for the next generation of progressive leaders to build on recent victories advancing civil rights, economic development and environmental protections, said Kevin Walling (D), 28, a candidate in District 16 who helped in the ﬁght for gay marriage rights. “The reality is that voters are looking for somebody who is going to do a good job for them,” Del. Eric Luedtke, 31, said. “That can be someone of any age.” Luedtke (D-Dist. 14) of Burtonsville was 29 when voters elected him in 2010. Annapolis rewards those who work hard and are successful, he said. For House candidates, the path to Annapolis involves calling everyone they have met, asking for money and knocking on doors, Luedtke said — also, speaking from the heart.
House of Delegates District 19
House of Delegates District 20
Waldstreicher said he advises candidates to knock on as many doors as possible. Flynn Ficker, 31, a Republican running in District 15, said he and his father Robin Ficker (R), who is running for the Senate in District 15, have knocked on 20,000 doors. “I endeavor to continue learning about the special interests of District 15 voters, unlike the incumbents, who seek to serve outside special interests,” Flynn Ficker said. However, when it comes to raising money, younger candidates often have smaller pools to siphon for donations, and
House of Delegates District 20
House of Delegates District 20
House of Delegates District 16
House of Delegates District 15
that can present a challenge that older, more connected candidates might not face, Luedtke said. Still, among the millennials seeking ofﬁce in Montgomery, many were born and raised in the county and boast strong community ties. “My heart and soul is tied to the well-being of the people in District 17,” Andrew Platt (D), 24, said of his district. Also seeking a seat in District 17, Laurie-Anne Sayles (D), 32, said she is deeply involved in her community and organizations, including the Montgomery County Com-
House of Delegates District 16
House of Delegates District 17
munity Action Board, the Montgomery County Board of Elections, the Montgomery County Young Democrats and parent-teacher groups. “I hope my age inspires other young people and demonstrates that they have a role to play in shaping the future of our communities,” she said. Growing up in Montgomery County, Will Jawando (D), 30, a candidate for District 20, said he has seen his community grow, and with it the reality that not everyone has shared equality in the rapid growth and prosperity. “I spent my entire life here,
House of Delegates District 20
House of Delegates District 16
and I want to make sure that, working together, we ensure everyone gets to share in the opportunities and prosperity here,” he said. Millennials remain underrepresented in Annapolis, Luedtke said. “The value that millennials bring — we think about the world in different ways,” he said. “We have this culture of entrepreneurship and outside-the-box thinking. That provides real value to elected bodies.” email@example.com
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VOICES IN EDUCATION Kevin Ambrose
n Age: 58
n Job title: Reading specialist
n Job title: Realtor
n Hometown: Washington, D.C.
n Hometown: Washington Grove
n Education: University of Maryland, George Washington University
n Education: Attended the University of Maryland n Family: Wife, Susan Van Nostrand, children, Grace, 24, and Myles, 18 n Hobbies: Cooking, reading n Favorite vacation spots: London and Rome
n Family: A husband and two college-age sons n Favorite vacation spot: Tuscany n Lesson to live by: I try to embrace the diversity among my students by taking the time to get to know them as people and learners. Once I understand who they are and what they know, I’m able to match my teaching to their learning.
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Kevin Ambrose volunteered in the ﬁrst-grade classroom of Amy Shapiro at Somerset Elementary School in Chevy Chase for 12 years. The two currently work together at the after-school Homework Club at Travilah Elementary School in North Potomac. Ambrose was given a Distinguished Service to Public Education Award from Montgomery County Public Schools in May. Shapiro and Ambrose were interviewed together in Bethesda on Monday. Can you tell me how this relationship started? Ambrose: My son Miles was in Mrs.
Shapiro’s ﬁrst grade in September 2001 and she asked for volunteers to help with Writers Workshop, a program where students write, edit, rewrite and present their work. I started going in two or three times a week for two and a half hours. How could you do that? Ambrose: I was, and am, Mr. Mom. My
wife and I are both Realtors, but she is better than I am, so I work for her. Shapiro: With Writers Workshop, parents would help with three or four kids each. They were editors as the students went though the process: brainstorming, rough draft, editing, publishing and presentation. Why did you stay with Mrs. Shapiro’s class after your son moved on? Ambrose: The reason I went back
was because one kid didn’t do anything for seven months, then he had a breakthrough. He [wrote] a joke. He was really excited and his mother still loves me [for helping him]. I wasn’t working with kids who were the best students, I really enjoyed it. All the kids got my jokes, Mrs.
Shapiro got my jokes. Shapiro: It was a great class. The students clicked. The parents clicked. It was just a happy place to be. [Since then,] we have helped so many kids. We did it for 12 years together. Ambrose: I take directions well and check my ego at the door. Why did it end? Ambrose: She moved [from classroom
teacher to reading specialist]. I still go three times a week, working with a second-grade class, and I help Mrs. Shapiro with the Homework Club at Travilah Elementary School two times a week. Shapiro: The Homework Club is an after-school support program. The teachers are all volunteer and the kids are invited to come — mostly those who are not getting their homework done. It meets two days a week from 3:30 to 4:30 [p.m.]. I think the kids like it because they get their homework done. [To Ambrose] Did you ever consider becoming a teacher? Ambrose: No. I’m good for two-and-
a-half hours. It takes a special person to spend six-and-a-half to seven hours a day with a class of kids. You are on your feet all day and talking all day. What is the most interesting part of all of your years of volunteering? Ambrose: It’s been better for me than
for the kids. It’s kept my blood pressure level. This is what I was great at: while Mrs. Shapiro was working with a [speciﬁc] reading group, I was able to help the others do their seat work [reading and completing assigned tasks]. I also went on ﬁeld trips and this is what I learned on my ﬁrst ﬁeld trip: each
kid had a piece of fruit in his lunch and no one ate it! [To Shapiro] How about from your standpoint. How was it to have such a consistent volunteer? Shapiro: It requires some planning.
It’s important if you are going to have a volunteer program that you have children for them to work with and they are doing work they want to do. I’ve always thought the more hands I can have in my classroom, the better for my students. That goes for the high learners and those who need the extra help. I really value parents as partners in teaching and learning. When you have the two-way communication between the parents in the community, you can tap into it and do so much more for your students. Mr. Ambrose came as a parent and stayed as a community volunteer. He was willing to help me. It was more than I could do with my two hands. I can’t help think how fortunate my students and I were, over the years, to have beneﬁted from Kevin’s generosity of time and effort. His presence truly helped many of [the] students break through the obstacles that might have stood in the way of their learning. I was just lucky to have met him and just smart enough to have known how to use his service to enhance my instructional program. He truly was an amazing volunteer. “Voices in Education” is a twicemonthly feature that highlights the men and women who are involved with the education of Montgomery County’s children. To suggest someone you would like to see featured, email Peggy McEwan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Superintendent plans meetings with students
County students celebrate International Walk to School Day Students across Montgomery County bypassed their school buses and carpools and walked to school one day last week in celebration of International Walk to School Day. They were joined by County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and other political leaders at Kens-
ington Parkwood Elementary School to highlight a new pro-
gram at the school: School Pool. The program matches parents and students who would like to share the responsibility of walking students to school using a “walking school bus” or a bike train. “I was very pleased with the turnout, and the event in general,” Principal Barbara Liess wrote in an email. “I don’t have an exact percentage, but almost every child participated. At least 90 percent because we had the buses drop our students off at the starting point of the walk. “We are just starting the School Pool, today was our kick-off to introduce the program,” Liess wrote. “Parents were sent the application last night along with information regarding the program. We are hopeful that our families will participate by creating walking or biking ‘school buses’ and limit the number of cars at arrival and dismissal.” Walk to School Day, orga-
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Kensington Parkwood Elementary School students parade through the Parkwood neighborhood of Kensington on Oct. 9 as part of International Walk to School Day. nized by the Partnership for a Walkable America, began in the U.S. in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities, according to the website www.walkbiketoschool.org. Other reasons to encourage walking to school, according to the website, are to encourage more healthful habits and promote clean air. In 2000, the event became international when the U.K. and Canada joined the U.S. for the ﬁrst International Walk to School Day. Growing interest in the program led the International Walk to School Committee to shift its promotion to International Walk to School Month, celebrated in October. More than 40 schools across Montgomery County registered
their Walk to School Day activities on Oct. 9 on the website. All are county public elementary schools. The Kensington Parkwood program included a program for students in kindergarten through second grade about safe walking and a video for the older students about safe biking, Assistant Principal Alayna Lynam said. The success of Walk to School Day, as well as continued interest in bicycling to school, created a desire for a national event focused on bicycling to school, according to the website. The ﬁrst National Bike to School Day took place May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month.
County school Superintendent Joshua Starr will hold six student meetings this school year, with three in high schools and three in middle schools. The ﬁrst meeting will be held from 10:38 to 11:16 a.m. Thursday for students at Poolesville High School. The meetings are an opportunity for students to tell Starr about issues that are important to them. These events will be hosted by Justin Kim, the student member of the Montgomery County Board of Education. They will be archived on the school district’s website and shown on MCPS TV. Dates and locations of the remaining meetings: Nov. 25: A. Mario Loiederman Middle School, Silver Spring. Jan. 28: Northwood High School, Silver Spring. Feb. 27: Rosa Parks Middle School, Olney. March 18: Watkins Mill High School, Gaithersburg. April 24: Herbert Hoover Middle School, Potomac For more information visit www.mcpsstudenttownhall. org.
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free homework assistance from county public school teachers. Students may send text messages or email questions to the hot line from 4 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; students also may call in questions from 4 to 6 p.m. Students can ask questions by any of these methods: • Calling 301-279-3234. • Using the hot line website, askhhl.org. • Sending a text message to 724-427-5445. • Emailing question@ AskHHL.org. • Posting a message to Facebook at facebook.com/AskHHL. • Using Twitter, @askHHL. Homework Hotline Live! can be seen on MCPS-TV, on Comcast channel 34, Verizon FIOS channel 36 or RCN channel 89, and on the Web at www. montgomeryschoolsmd.org/ departments/itv/hhl.
Historically black schools focus of college fair Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville will hold its third annual college fair from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The focus is on historically black colleges and universities and more than 50 schools were invited to participate. Seminars, open to middle and high school students, include “The ABCs of Financial Aid and Scholarships,” “Writing
the Perfect Essay” and “Choosing a College Major.” There will be onsite admission for select colleges, ﬁnancial aid consideration and a rafﬂe for a laptop or computer tablet for the ﬁrst 50 students to arrive. The church is at 608 N. Horners Lane. More information is at mtcbc.org or by email email@example.com.
Wootton students to present ‘Little Women’ Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville will present
the Broadway musical version of “Little Women,” with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium at 2100 Wootton Parkway. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s story of four sisters and their mother during the Civil War, the show chronicles the sisters’ search for love and life’s meaning amidst uncertainty and death in a turbulent time in U.S. history. “The musical is a lovely treatment of a classic story,” director Carla Ingram said in a statement. “It is full of great music, with songs of hope that all will enjoy and embrace.” Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. They may be purchased online at schooltix.org/wootton/ by selecting “Drama: Little Women” at the top of the page. For more information email Carla_A_Ingram@mcpsmd.org.
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HEALTH CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16 Mindfulness Meditation, from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays to Oct. 30 at Suburban Hospital, Lambert Building (ﬁrst ﬂoor), 8710 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, A Mindfulness Center instructor will guide participants to discover the basics of mindfulness meditation by focusing on posture, breathing and energy work. $45. www. suburbanhospital.org.
THURSDAY, OCT. 17
Douglas J. Swift of West Friendship and Debra A. Riley of Seattle, Wash., announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Ann Riley, to Sean Macker, son of John and Nancy Macker of Mount Airy. An April wedding is planned at Bethany Beach, Del.
David Wayne Stockton and Debra Lee Langston of Gemantown announce the blissful proclamation of the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicole Marie Stockton, to Robert Emmett Doyle IX, eldest son of Robert Emmett Doyle VIII and Deborah Lynn Hagelin of Montgomery Village. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late David Francis and Lucille Marie Stockton, and the late Arthur Lee Langston and Jean Doyle Measell. She is a 2008 graduate of Seneca Valley High School, and currently is employed as a manager at a pool management company. The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Robert Emmett Doyle VII and Helen Lynne Ravenburg, and Bertha Mae Stalling and the late Edward Hoover Hagelin Sr. He is a 1997 graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School and is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. A ceremony and reception have been set for July 2014.
CPR, First Aid and Safety, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. The Heartsaver First Aid course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the ﬁrst few minutes until professional help arrives. This program is ideal for community members and meets the requirements for Childcare Providers certiﬁcation. After successful completion, the student will receive a Heartsaver First Aid card from the American Heart Association. $55; Registration and payment required. 301-774-8881, www. montgomerygeneral.org.
FRIDAY, OCT. 18 Safe Sitter, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Jane E. Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase. A comprehensive training course
teaching 11- to 13-year-olds the essentials of babysitting. Course includes tactics in handling emergencies basic ﬁrst aid and child-care skills. $95. Registration required. 301-896-2999, www.suburbanhospital.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19 CPR, AED and First Aid, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. This is a combination course of the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR, AED and First Aid classes. $115; Registration required. 301-774-8881, www.montgomerygeneral.org.
MONDAY, OCT. 21 Skin Cancer Screening, from 6-7:45 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center, 6420 Rockledge Drive Suite 1200, Bethesda. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that adults with signiﬁcant past sun exposure or a family history of skin cancer should have an annual skin examination. Join board-certiﬁed dermatologists for one of these free screenings. Open to community members who have not had a skin screening in the past year. Co-sponsored by the Sidney J. Malawer Memorial Foundation. Registration required online. 301-896-3939, www. suburbanhospital.org.
RELIGION CALENDAR ONGOING Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church
McNamara, Zangueneh Mr. and Mrs. William H. McNamara of Germantown announce the ﬁrst anniversary of their daughter’s wedding Oct. 13, 2012. Mrs. Zangueneh, the former Miss Bridget Ann McNamara, married Mr. David S. Zangueneh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Farhad A. Zangueneh of Germantown, in a nuptial mass at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Mount Pleasant. A reception followed at the Sequoia at Washington Harbour in Georgetown. Ms. AnnaRain Menzies-Tobin, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sabrina Foley, Krista Eschelman and Sherry Zangueneh, sister of the groom. Mr. Paul Withrow, friend of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Martin Leibold, AJ Aquino and Conor McNamara, brother of the bride. Ushers were Neil Bridge, Eric Peluso, Sam DeGuzman and Tyler Teira. The bride graduated from Northwest High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. She is a grants writer at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. The groom, also a graduate of Northwest, received his degree from Frostburg State University. He is sales coordinator at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Washington, D.C. The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia and now resides in Washington, D.C.
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St., Damascus, offers traditional Sunday morning worship services at 8:15 a.m., a youth contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. and a service of liturgy and the word at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for all ages during the school year.
Bob and Rita Wysong were married Nov. 24, 1944, at St. Patrick’s in Washington, D.C., while both were serving in the military. Their daughter, Susan Herron of Montgomery Village, again is hosting the annual family Thanksgiving dinner in honor of her parents’ 69th anniversary. The Wysongs, a Foreign Service couple for 20 years, raised their ﬁve children, Linda, Susan, Mary, Bobby and John, in countries including Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and the Sudan. Upon their return to the U.S., Bob and Rita held government jobs. This was followed by Rita’s writing a weekly column for The Gazette for seven years and later penning and publishing a book about the family’s life overseas. In July, numerous family members including daughter Linda from Alaska and Mary from New York, with spouses, celebrated the couple’s 90th birthdays at many gala events. Bob and Rita have lived in their home in Montgomery Village for 12 years. They have 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old
Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, conducts Sunday morning worship services at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school, nursery through adult, is at 9:30 a.m. 301-421-9166. For a schedule of events, visit www. libertygrovechurch.org. “MOPS,” a faith-based support group for mothers of children, birth through kindergarten, meets from 9-11:30 a.m. the ﬁrst and third Wednesdays of the month at the Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview
Drive, Frederick. Childcare is provided. This year’s theme, “A Beautiful Mess: Embracing Your Story,” focuses on remembering that beauty can come out of chaos and that your past, present and future can be used for good with God’s love. For more information call 301-662-1819. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neelsville Presbyterian Church, 20701 Frederick Road,
Germantown, has returned to its Fall worship schedule, with services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School for all ages at 9:40 a.m. www. Neelsville.org.
Providence United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown
Church Road, Monrovia, conducts a contemporary service at 8 a.m. followed by a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, with children’s Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and adult Sunday school at 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-253-1768. Visit www. kemptownumc.org.
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Maryland newspapers and the leadership of some communities disagree on an issue that goes to the heart of what it means to be a well-informed citizen: How should you ﬁnd out the actions of your government? The Gazette and other newspapers have reporters who are paid to watchdog the actions of county boards and city councils. Our mission, which we view as sacred, is to ferret out all the news and information you need to stay on top of what your elected ofﬁcials and municipal employees are doing. State law requires local governments to publish certain information on their own. Tucked in our legal adONLINE vertising section are notices ITEMS about potential annexations, REACH TOO government contract opporFEW PEOPLE tunities and public hearing notices. Lots of times, this information makes our news pages, but sometimes, this could be your only chance to ﬁnd out about a zoning amendment for your neighborhood. What might seem minor to some folks could be major news at some dinner tables. Some elected ofﬁcials, including Del. Jeff Waldstreicher, think the cost of publishing these notices puts an unfair burden on strained city and town budgets. He says his goal is “to save my municipalities money.” He suggests communities be given ﬂexibility to use a host of free or low-cost electronic means to reach their citizens. He put forth a bill in the 2013 General Assembly session that loosens the restrictions on public notices, allowing cities and towns to publish them on their own websites. The measure failed to pass but it was put off to “summer study,” meaning a revised version could appear in 2014. The bill might save local governments a few dollars, but it will come at the cost of community engagement. First, going online is still a hurdle for many people. Most of us have Internet links at work and at home, but inexpensive wireless connections still aren’t ubiquitous, as they need to be. The least expensive way for an individual to receive dozens of stories and pictures that can be read virtually anywhere remains printing a newspaper. Until cheap and easy wireless is everywhere, and can be accessed by inexpensive devices, that’s not likely to change. Second, The Gazette asked Montgomery County municipalities about their websites and their web trafﬁc. What we found was that local governments are ﬁnding innovative ways of reaching their constituents to provide services. What we didn’t ﬁnd were trafﬁc reports that showed widespread popularity. Gaithersburg, for example, averaged about 166,000 page views a month over the past year, or about two or three page views per city resident per month. You’d hope that elected ofﬁcials would see such trafﬁc reports and recognize that their constituents are not getting their news from municipal websites. The result of shifting this information to an online publication could mean fewer people will ﬁnd out about vital community information. Waldstreicher’s desire to cut government spending has merit, but cutting the cost of legal notices will have unintended consequences.
Remaking the economy Maryland edged Virginia on Saturday in a game that will be the two universities’ last matchup as ACC rivals. Just a few days before, the Old Dominion won a decisive victory over the Free State in a battle neither state wanted to win: which state is affected MONTGOMERY more by the federal NEEDS TO ACT government shutdown. According to the NOW TO SURVIVE folks at Wallet Hub, a NEXT CHALLENGE website that provides ﬁnancial information, Virginia was at the top of the list. Maryland came in at No. 6. No matter what companies make up the mix of Maryland businesses, you’d expect the state to be ranked high on Wallet Hub’s list. A number of federal agencies are based here. Thousands of federal employees and retirees live here. There was no escaping Maryland feeling the brunt of the Democratvs.-Republican cage match. If our state leaders learn anything, they should take a longer view of our economic policies. According to the Baltimore Business Journal, four of the six gubernatorial candidates called for reductions in the corporate income tax rate at a forum on Oct. 4. That’s a good start, but not enough to reshape a state economy to survive future title ﬁghts in Washington.
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Bus plan looks to future, not an auto-centric past The way to solve gridlock is to move people, not just cars. AAA’s approach of continuing to solve our trafﬁc problems by building ever more and wider roads is fatally ﬂawed. Solving our trafﬁc challenges means focusing on moving people, not just cars, and that means using our existing infrastructure most efﬁciently. By making it attractive to walk, bicycle and take a high-quality bus rapid transit service, we can make the transportation system work better for everyone — especially those who still need to drive. Dedicating travel lanes to transit will provide a better chance for our road network to function more effectively — and will do so at
far less cost to our communities than the other major option: continuing to widen roads. Many jurisdictions around the country that have dedicated roadspace to transit have seen no impact or even an improvement in trafﬁc. Even Los Angeles has dedicated lanes to buses on congested Wilshire Boulevard. The bus rapid transit proposal before the County Council right now is a great opportunity for Montgomery County to provide new transportation choices along major roads like Rockville Pike where new construction is bringing thousands of new residents. Ride On’s route 55 that connects Germantown to Rockville already carries over 7,500 passengers
daily, far more than Eugene, Ore.’s successful BRT line — just imagine how many more would ride if the service were faster and more reliable. To solve our transportation challenges, we must look to the future, not an auto-oriented past that AAA continues to champion. That’s why a diverse coalition of over 36 business, civic, environmental, and social justice organizations have come together to call for a future that includes a robust bus rapid transit network for Montgomery County.
David Hauck, Takoma Park The writer is a member of the Coalition for Smarter Growth.
Your chance to end someone’s homelessness More than 1,000 people are homeless, right here, in our very afﬂuent Montgomery County. One-hundred and twenty-ﬁve live between Montrose Road and Friendship Heights alone, and 15 within one mile of Bethesda Row. They sleep on park benches. They eat out of garbage cans. They are right under our noses. Sometimes, we don’t even really see them. Do you avert our eyes when you walk past someone you think may be living on the streets? Many of us do. Why? We all have our own reasons. Because we are embarrassed for them, as they sit at our feet, disheveled? Because we know they are suffering, but we just walk by? Or because we don’t know how to help. We’re writing because the coming weeks offer you a concrete chance to make a difference, a chance to volunteer to be part of something big. For the ﬁrst time ever, we as a community can make a real inroad into solving
homelessness at our front doors. As humanitarians, we need to house our citizens: We cannot leave anyone to sleep on the ground. As taxpayers, we need to house our citizens: Frankly, keeping someone housed costs less than supporting their lives on the street. We need 300 community volunteers to get this done. We need you. What is coming up? Right now, this month, a massive countywide effort is building to help chronic and medically vulnerable homeless people. Bethesda Cares and Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, along with County Council member George Leventhal, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and many other government agencies and nonprofits are collaborating in the national 100,000 Homes Campaign (www.100khomes. org). 100,000 Homes aims to quickly, permanently house our
community’s most medically vulnerable members — those experiencing chronic homelessness — and providing supportive services to help them after they are housed. We are roaring toward a countywide registration week (Nov. 3-8), with volunteer opportunities starting Oct. 22, in which we will seek to identify every person without a home. Once we identify everyone, we will aim to house the most physically and mentally vulnerable among them the most swiftly. Take a look at www.mcch. net. We have lots of ways you can help during and before registry week. No experience necessary! Which one will it be? Email Herb at mcch.net and sign up.
Many dog owners (myself included) have run into the problem of carrying our dog’s business for a mile or so before ﬁnding another can to dispose of it. Not only is this unpleasant, but it also may discourage pet owners from bothering to pick up after their pets. Lastly, situations such as these pose a threat to small children and pets alike in the park. Stepping on post-barbecue supplies can turn a nice day in the park into a trip to the emergency room.
On Friday, Sept. 27, our library had been 1,000 days into its construction, which demonstrates a disturbing lack of leadership, a breakdown in county project supervision and poor stewardship of a $13 million contract. Who at the county was watching over this project’s timelines when a civil engineer failed to get permits, resulting in a delay of about 15 months? What consequences were exacted from the general contractor, Milestone Construction Services, as a result of this delay? Why was the engineer so delinquent in the performance of his duty and what happened to that civil engineer? Was the delay a deliberate stall due to inadequate manpower and equipment at Milestone? Now that the general contractor is ceasing business operations throughout our region, why did no one at the county sound the alarm sooner? I am grateful that we have a surety bond protecting our interests and am hoping that the library will reopen this year. Also, I appreciate the interim library service at the Longwood Community Center, but that is only a well-intentioned BandAid and not a ﬁx to the systemic problems necessitating an interim solution.
Victoria Benesch, Silver Spring
Jim Goldberg, Olney
Sue Kirk, Bethesda and Susie Sinclair-Smith, Rockville Kirk is the executive director of Bethesda Cares and SinclairSmith is the executive director of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless.
Parks need more cans
Silver Spring’s Sligo Creek Park is down the street from me, and I have enjoyed the facilities the park offers for 18 years. Having grown up here, I love seeing children playing in the park when the weather gets nice, birthday parties held there, and smelling the aromas of a weekend family barbecue. With so many events taking place at the park, trash accumulates. Earlier this summer on my usual morning walk to the park with my dog, I noticed that one of the picnic tables had trash spread all over it, including beer bottles
spilled onto the ground. I also noticed that the two trash cans in the park were ﬁlled to the brim, leaving no space for anything else to be disposed of. This wasn’t the ﬁrst instance in which the shortage of trash cans has been brought to my attention, however. Often I’ve observed full trash bags left on the ground beside the overflowing cans. Many times forest animals have gone through the garbage, leaving an unsightly and unsanitary mess. This is a problem with a simple solution — add more cans to the park.
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Make the Purple Line a bus lane Fake houses built in an attempt to disguise noisy electrical substations in residential neighborhoods would not be necessary if decision makers would switch to the less expensive, invasive and intrusive Purple Line option — a dedicated bus lane instead of light rail. My understanding is that long ago, before the ﬁnancial collapse of 2008 changed the economy, the much less problematic dedicated bus line was rejected because, “people don’t like buses.” If that was ever true, it’s changed, especially with the advent of the very comfortable, clean and inexpensive buses that go from the Washington, D.C., area to New York City. I used to be a train-only person, but like everyone I know I’ve changed.
The cost of constructing a dedicated bus line alongside current roads is signiﬁcantly less than the light rail option, and the result is more ﬂexible and less of a neighborhood blight. Those unpopular electrical stations wouldn’t be needed, and if there was an emergency, or local event, or community building recreational activity (like a bikeathon or marathon) the extra trafﬁc lanes could temporarily be put to good use — not so with train tracks. A dedicated bus lane would also mean less longterm expense and inconvenience. Bus lanes do not require the costly, disruptive kinds of maintenance that train tracks do, so fares could be kept lower, tax revenue could be put to other uses, and passengers would not be inconvenienced while the work on the
tracks and trains is being done. The Metro trains have become expensive to ride and on weekends the system is inconvenient to the point of almost being useless because of maintenance work — all this weekend ﬁve Red Line stations are closed. People are increasingly riding the bus lines we already have instead of the Metro trains. Well-planned and smoothly functioning public transportation is a laudable goal. A dedicated bus lane would serve this purpose, but the Purple Line light rail option is too costly and disruptive in both the short and long term to be good for our neighborhoods.
Jennifer Bellis, Silver Spring
Organizations: Council must help those on brink of poverty Our faith-based, legal advocacy and nonproﬁt organizations located in or serving Montgomery County applaud the County Council for its recent resolution, “Afﬁrming the Council’s Commitment to Anti-Poverty and Safety Net Programs,” which recently was unanimously adopted. Our mission statements call on us to work with poor, marginalized and vulnerable adults and children living in our communities. We serve them by providing food, clothing, household goods, job training, housing opportunities, medical care and legal advocacy. In addition to our charitable actions, we demand just and fair laws that reﬂect our moral teachings and result in a more equitable standard of living for our less-fortunate brothers and sisters. We are pleased that the council: • Supports an expansion of the economic safety net for residents who are unemployed and underemployed. • Supports increasing the state match to the federal EITC to 30 percent. • Urges the General Assembly to increase the state minimum wage to at least $10 an hour by 2015. • Afﬁrms its commitment to supporting the work of county agencies that provide services for Montgomery
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child care of income-eligible families. • Reafﬁrms its commitment to progressive taxation and policies that mitigate the impact of regressive taxes. While the County Council supports a funding match of the state Earned Income Tax Credit through the county’s Working Families Income Supplement at the highest county match possible, our organizations support Councilman Hans Riemer’s bill 8-13, Working Families Income Supplement, which would restore the EITC to its previous level — 100 percent match of the state’s EITC for working families. Because of the high cost of living in Montgomery County, we believe the County Council has a responsibility to provide as much ﬁnancial assis-
tance as feasible to those living on the brink of poverty. Reports have shown that the EITC is the best anti-poverty program in the country. This is one of the only anti-poverty programs that empowers its recipients to spend the money on what they need most at the time it is received — energy bills, education, child care and home repairs. Our organizations pledge to work with the Montgomery County Council to advance the health and well-being of all county residents. We look forward to working with the council to help eradicate poverty in our communities.
Gustavo Torres, executive director, Casa of Maryland; Walter Woods, chair, Community Action Board; Thomas E. Harr, CEO, Family Services Inc.; Mary Ellen Vanni, executive director, Fuel Fund of Maryland; James Mannarino, executive director, Interfaith Works; Lawrence Couch, chair,Justice and Advocacy Council of Montgomery County; Steven M. Galen, president and CEO, Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County; Kate Planco Waybright, executive director, Progressive Maryland Debra Gardner, legal director, Public Justice Center; Denise Fredericks, executive director, Stepping Stones Shelter; Gino Renne, president, UFCW Local 1994
Council already makes enough Ryan Marshall’s article about the unconscionable pay increases urged for our already-overpaid elected ofﬁcials [“Pay hike urged for executive, council,” Sept. 25] highlighted the disconnect between the reality and perception among our so-called county government leaders. The words attributed to Councilwoman Valerie Ervin — the fact that public service is a high calling — and Council Vice President Craig Rice — one of the challenges of public service is sustaining a young family on a public ofﬁcial’s salary — speak to their perception that their positions should afford them a higher standard of living than the majority of residents they represent. I would correct Ervin that public service isn’t a “calling,” but rather a choice. You were not preordained nor anointed for this position. You decided to perform this job, and should not be overly rewarded for doing so. The same statement is made to Rice, with the additional caveat being that many in this county sustain their young families on much less than what you currently make, so it being a challenge for you brings into question your personal budgeting and ﬁscal skills as well as your ability to adequately handle the county ﬁnances that you are entrusted with. The reality is that both the residents and employees of this county have had to get by on less for several years and that should be no different for the members of the council. In fact, I feel that the executive and council’s salaries should be no more than the median income for either the residents or employees instead of increasing each year by the same percentage as the Consumer Price Index for the region. That way, the incentive to positively impact the earning ability of their constituents would be inherent, rather than presumed.
Chris Hester, Olney
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QO FOOTBALL COACH HAPPY TO FACE TOUGH FOUR WEEKS TO HELP COUGARS PREPARE FOR PLAYOFFS, B-3
SPORTS OLNEY | SANDY SPRING
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Sherwood takes pressure off its goaltender n
Warriors’ high-powered offense ensures a relaxing 60 minutes for goalie BY
TRAVIS MEWHIRTER STAFF WRITER
Christina Ricciuti has become quite the expert at ﬁghting boredom, sitting back and watching as her Sherwood High School teammates run their dizzying offense around helpless defenses. Ricciuti, however, is no benchwarmer. She’s just the goalie on a team that ensures her job is as monotonous as they come. “I’ve deﬁnitely not been getting as much action as I thought,” said the keeper, who has allowed just seven goals on the year compared to 52 in Sherwood’s favor. “But that’s a good thing. I’m really happy with the way our defense has been shaping up.” So how is it that the senior goalie keeps her mind from wandering while Emily Kenul and Gabrielle Yore blast away at the opposing net 90 yards downﬁeld? Well, it took her a year to really get it down. But now she has
See SHERWOOD, Page B-2
TOM FEDOR/THE GAZETTE
Bullis School’s Devonte Williams watches the Bulldogs’ ﬁrst game this year from the sideline because of an injury. Bullis lost that game to St. John’s College. It hasn’t lost since.
He can run, BUT CAN’T DANCE
Bullis running back relies on extended family for football support n
Devonte Williams’ family gets together for Sunday dinners, and sometimes, while everyone is cooking, someone turns on the music. When his relatives begin dancing, Williams said of course he joins them. “He can put his foot in the ground and go. ... He was so smooth.” Those assessments by Bullis School football coach Pat Cilento of the running back on the football ﬁeld apparently don’t translate to the dance ﬂoor. Devonte’s father, Isaac Williams, is eager
to point out the divergence. “For some strange reason, I just couldn’t dance,” Devonte said. “And he always said I have two left feet. He’s always teasing me with that.” So, Devonte enrolled in a dance class at Bullis his freshman year. He got an A-minus, but his dad still gives him grief for his moves. It’s the type of family support Williams
says he cherishes, and he has an extended network to advise him during his football career. The junior counts two of Isaac Williams’s former Springbrook teammates, Shawn Springs (who played for the Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins and New England Patriots) and Omar Evans (who played in the Canadian Football League), as mentors. In fact, Devonte is so close to those two, he calls them uncles. But his dad stands out as a role model. After choosing Bullis over Our Lady of
See BULLIS, Page B-2
B-CC proves you can’t lose if the other team can’t score n
Six of Barons’ nine wins this season have been shutouts BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School girls’ soccer team has boasted some of Montgomery County and the state’s top scorers during the past decade. Still, the ﬁrst thing 14th-year Barons coach Rob Kurtz says he sets his mind to when the team reconvenes each August is solidifying the backline. “Your backline, it’s the base, it’s the foundation of what you’re trying
to do,” Kurtz said. In recent years the Barons’ historically stingy defense has become increasingly vital to their success — B-CC has won ﬁve straight region titles and four state championships during that time — as they adjust to life without one particular top scorer. The Barons’ (9-1-1) 19 goals are in the middle to low end of the county’s scoring spectrum but with wins over traditional rivals Winston Churchill, Walt Whitman and Walter Johnson, they’re on pace to win the competitive Montgomery 4A South Division
See B-CC, Page B-2
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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School’s Eliza Doll (left) looks to shoot the ball near the Walt Whitman goal during a girls’ soccer game last week in Bethesda.
TOM FEDOR/THE GAZETTE
Sherwood High School’s Emily Kenul carries the ball through the Gaithersburg defense on Monday.
Blake focuses on making small steps n
After two straight winning seasons, Bengals can only hope to ﬁnish .500 this year BY
SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE
The James H. Blake High School football team averaged 19.6 points per game during the 2012 season, ﬁnishing the regular season with a 6-4 record and earning a playoff berth for the ﬁrst time in program history. Despite losing that playoff game, the Bengals had posted back-to-back winning seasons, and appeared to be turning the page after six consecutive losing seasons from 2005-2010. Now, six games into the 2013 campaign, Blake has scored 20 points — total. All 20 points came in the season’s lone victory, a 20-14 win against Col. Zadok Magruder on Sept 20. The ﬁve shutouts this season, including all three home games, already equal the number surrendered over the past four seasons combined for the Bengals. Tony Nazzaro, who has coached at the Silver Spring school through thick and thin over the past 12 seasons, believes the offensive ineptitude comes down to two main factors: discipline and execution. “It is a combination of things,” he said. “We are making a lot of penalties, which puts us behind the chains and puts us in long-yardage situations. We are trying to put ourselves in third-and-manageable situations and stay ahead of the chains, but a lot of those mistakes —
See BLAKE, Page B-2
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Rain wreaks havoc on girls’ soccer schedule Division races coming down to the wire; Gaithersburg stays hot
The 2013 season has been mostly unaffected by inclement weather, but a few drops of precipitation, or almost a week of torrential downpours, at the wrong time can certainly cause a stir. Schedules have morphed in
SOCCER NOTEBOOK BY NICK CAMMAROTA AND JENNIFER BEEKMAN the past decade, longtime Quince Orchard High School girls’ coach Peg Keiller said, and in recent years many division games have been pushed to the latter stages of the regualar season. In one regard, that’s good, as a teams hope to be in midseason form when competing for a division title but with some dicey weather over the past week, many teams have been forced to play three division games in four days. “Most of us have two games a week throughout the season so if it rains and you have to reschedule, that’s three games in a week,” Keiller said. “I wouldn’t want three games a week for playoffs,
Continued from Page B-1 turned into part coach, part goalie, always keeping an eye out for what the Warriors could be doing better and what they can learn from other teams. “Even when the ball is on the other side of the ﬁeld, I just learned to stay focused,” she said. “I’m always looking for things that can be improved upon. It took a few games into the season, but I’ve gotten used to it.” It would be difﬁcult not to be used to it at this point. Sherwood was the county’s most potent offense a year ago with Kenul (seven multi-goal games) and Yore’s county-leading 26 goals
that can wear on you. But there’s only so much you can do in the regular season with two games a week. And you have to play the division games.” On Monday no division titles were set in stone. By Friday, they all should be. Quince Orchard, on pace to win its ﬁfth consecutive title, plays three Montgomery 4A West Division games this week. Bethesda-Chevy Chase all but clinched the Montgomery South with a brutal four-game stretch that featured Quince Orchard, Winston Churchill, Walter Johnson and Walt Whitman, in eight days. The Barons won all four games. B-CC has in fact won seven straight since a surprise early loss to still undefeated Damascus and is the favorite to beat its two remaining division opponents Richard Montgomery and Kennedy. One thing is for sure, everyone will be competition ready when the region tournaments begin next Thursday. The draws are set to be released on Monday.
Gaithersburg gets hot At the beginning of September, ﬁrst-year Gaithersburg boys’ soccer coach Matt Bowling expressed extreme optimism as the Warriors ran away with an undefeated regular season. This year has been no different. Quince Orchard is the only school to come within one goal of Sherwood, which is outscoring opponents on an average of nearly four goals per game. Thus far, Long Reach is the only one to sneak more than one goal past Ricciuti (3), and the Warriors still left with a comfortable 7-3 win. “It’s deﬁnitely really comforting,” Ricciuti said of having such a torrid offense. “Even when sometimes we let a goal in, it’s not that scary because I know we can just turn around in score in less than a minute.” In fact, according to coach Amy Morse, Kenul once took a ball down the entire length of the
Continued from Page B-1 Good Counsel and Mount St. Joseph High School, Devonte wanted to join varsity immediately, because his dad never played junior varsity. Cilento
Continued from Page B-1 title and earn the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A West Region tournament at the end of the month. The main reason? Defense, Kurtz said. Not to say B-CC isn’t propelled by some of the county’s best playmakers — Colgate University recruit Eliza Doll and Paula Germino-Watnick both scored from outside the 20-yard line in last Wednesday’s 2-1 win over previously undefeated Whitman. But the Barons do not have a true scorer, Kurtz said. They’re trying to create goals and a stingy defense means one or two great scoring plays is
HOW THEY RANK Boys n 1. Georgetown Prep n 2. Montgomery Blair n 3. Clarksburg n 4. Landon n 5. James H. Blake
Girls n 1. Good Counsel n 2. Bethesda-Chevy Chase n 3. Walt Whitman n 4. Damascus n 5. Holy Cross BILL RYAN/THE GAZETTE
Walt Whitman High School’s Emma Anderson competes in a girls’ soccer game against Winston Churchill last week. The draw for the playoffs is scheduled for Monday. regarding his team this season. A team that, until very recently, had to practice and play all of its matches away from its home stadium, which was under construction. “I don’t want people to take us lightly,” Bowling said before the season. “They’ll see that we’re a sleeping giant waiting to wake up from this nap. Once we get rolling, I think it’s going to be ﬁeld and scored in 18 seconds. “That’s the thing with this team is that even if we get scored on we can get that back right away,” Morse said. “They thrive off of pressure and they know that, they recognize that. They have this mentality, ‘get it right back,’ and that’s hard to coach.” Morse has been preaching urgency inside the shooting circle all year and the results speak for themselves. Kenul has already eclipsed her 2012 total of seven multi-goal games, highlighted by a season-high four goals against Long Reach (she outscored the Lightning by herself), while Yore has added six multi-goal games, including three hat tricks. According to the Washington Post, each half
considered it, but he put Devonte on junior varsity as a freshman. Devonte remembers running for four or five touchdowns in his first game. Cilento recalls six touchdown runs of at least 60 yards. Either way, Devonte was on the sideline early in the second half and headed to varsity
good enough to secure a win. The Barons have surrendered just five goals to Montgomery County Public Schools opponents in nine league games. Damascus’ 2-1 win over B-CC on Sept. 16 marked the only time the Barons have given up two goals in a game. Five of their wins have been one-goal decisions and six of nine wins have been shutouts. With three-quarters of last year’s back four returning plus sophomore Naomi Gross, who in 2012 won a national title with the Montgomery Soccer Club Coyotes Green U-14 team, ready to step in for two-year starting goalkeeper Angela White, Kurtz’s main focus this August was ﬁnding someone to ﬁll the
something else.” Now, with one week remaining in the regular season and the draw for the MPSSAA state tournament scheduled to be held on Monday, the Trojans are 7-2-0 — good for second place behind Clarksburg in Montgomery County’s 4A West division. They’ve likely surprised everybody with their performance this year. Perhaps even themselves. of the duo ranks in the top ﬁve in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia region in goals scored, with Kenul checking in at third (24) and Yore ﬁfth (19). “We really just have a lot of passion and really like to get out on top early,” said Kenul, who verbally committed to play lacrosse for Johns Hopkins University last spring. “I just try to help the team get ahead.” With her and Yore up top, the team is never behind, or at least not for long. Col. Zadok Magruder scored ﬁrst in a Sept. 30 tilt. Just minutes later the Warriors were on the board. By the end of the game, they had dismantled the Colonels 5-1 for their sixth victory by at least four goals in eight games.
the next week after challenging himself to get promoted as quickly as possible. “I love pressure,” Williams said. “Pressure is my favorite thing about the game. It’s funny, because I kind of go in the zone when I’m under pressure. It feels good.” This season, Devonte — who holds scholarship offers from Temple Univer-
hole left by the graduation of defensive anchor Zoe Mesirow. On the ﬁrst day of tryouts he received a gift, 5-foot-10 natural center back Maya Cherry, from Georgia. Right-footed Cherry immediately paired extremely well with returning left-footed central defender Maia Emden (5-9). In addition to having their dominant feet down the center of the ﬁeld, both are extremely strong in the air, a rarity in high school girls’ soccer, and good communicators, Kurtz said. Height and strength in the air is something B-CC’s defense in general can rely on this fall.
“I love the ﬁght that the guys have. There’s not an ounce of quit in any of them,” Bowling said. “We’ve played against a lot of quality teams, fortunately we’ve come out ahead a little bit here.” In a county where the results have been anything but predictable — every team in the ultracompetitive 4A South division has at least three wins and three losses — the Trojans have only two losses, one against Clarksburg and the other to Walt Whitman. As rain soaked the area’s
Continued from Page B-1 whether it’s a negative play or a penalty — are putting us in the long yardage situations and is making it tough to sustain drives and ultimately ﬁnish.” Running back Marquis Robinson echoed a similar sentiment. The senior captain pointed to a lack of execution up front, especially when trying to convert those crucial third down plays that can make or break a drive. “That’s the big difference,” Robinson said. “We had a stronger line last year, so it helped us get those third and shorts, get those nail-biters where you
sity, Western Michigan and Buffalo and interest from Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Wake Forest — is earning high marks on the football ﬁeld. Since missing Bullis’ ﬁrst game, a 42-0 loss to St. John’s (D.C.), he’s helped his team win ﬁve straight games while averaging 37 points per game. “Having him really puts a lot of peo-
Whereas players in the midﬁeld and offensive third are technical and crafty players, they’re rather small in stature. B-CC’s back four, which includes 6-foot Rachel Cady and Denali Minnick (5-8), at any given time stands at 5-8 or taller. That coupled with the players’ familiarity with each other after at least a season together and with their own individual roles, Cherry said, makes for quite a formidable opposition. While B-CC prides itself on an aesthetically pleasing style of possession-oriented soccer predicated on passing, Cherry comes from a more physi-
just have to push and ﬁnd that extra strength. You need those big guys to do that, and we lack the size this year on the line, and that’s key to us converting the third down and shorts, the quick passes, a short run to get to the chains. The intensity needs to rise for everyone, not just the line. That is what is going to start a turnaround and have us start getting touchdowns this year.” Although a third-consecutive winning season is an impossibility for Blake, which sits at 1-5 with four games remaining, Nazzaro remains positive about his team’s chances to get something going on offense. He believes the Bengals are capable of putting these struggles behind them.
firstname.lastname@example.org a lot of positions for us. She creates a lot of pressure on teams.” Though Kurtz said he never feels 100 percent confident in any one-goal games, the strength of B-CC’s backline is about as good as it gets this fall and if the Barons can win a sixth straight region title, the defense will certainly play a major role. “Especially because we haven’t been scoring a ton, the ability for us to keep people out of the box, shutouts are really important to everyone on the backline,” Minnick said. “It’s fulﬁlling to know that we haven’t had many goals scored but still come out with wins.”
ple at ease out there on the ﬁeld and on the coaching staff,” Cilento said. Including the head coach? “Uh, yeah,” Cilento said. “Yeah. You can give him the ball at any time, and he can take it to the house.
cal, kick-and-run background. Though she adjusted extremely quickly to B-CC’s more technical play, Kurtz said, Minnick said Cherry’s physicality and speed in the back is something the Barons beneﬁt from. Cherry’s arrival gives Kurtz the ﬂexibility of playing Minnick in the midﬁeld, which helps give the offense a boost. “Denali is our X Factor,” Kurtz said. “I don’t want to compare her to [former fouryear starter] Hannah Levin, who played everywhere for us, she used to cause as many problems at right back as she did at forward. But Denali has played
ﬁelds and forced the postponement of multiple games throughout the week, Gaithersburg made other plans, practicing in a gym one night to ensure they were ready for a tough test Friday against Northwest. True to form — at least the form of the surprising run they’ve been on against top competition in the county — the Trojans topped the Jaguars, 3-2. “We haven’t reached our objectives yet,” Bowling said. “We have the potential to do some stuff that hasn’t been done in a long time at Gaithersburg High School.” Over in the 3A/2A West, the battle for the division championship likely will come down to the ﬁnal days of the season. Both Watkins Mill and Wheaton are 3-0-1 in divisional play and 4-2-2 overall. The clubs played to a 1-1 draw on Sept. 26 and Damascus (3-1-0 in the division) is right on their heels. Meanwhile, the battle for the 4A North crown will come down to the rivalry between Montgomery Blair and James H. Blake. The teams have combined for 17 wins and three losses as of Sunday night and play each other at 7 p.m. Thursday at Blake.
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HOW THEY RANK The 10 best football teams in Montgomery County this week as ranked by The Gazette’s sports staff.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Quince Orchard Cougars Good Counsel Falcons Bullis Bulldogs Gaithersburg Trojans Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets Northwest Jaguars Sherwood Warriors Paint Branch Panthers Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles Clarksburg Coyotes
6-0 4-4 5-1 6-0 5-1 5-1 5-1 5-1 4-2 3-3
60 54 46 43 36 29 24 20 12 5
Also receiving votes: Springbrook, 1.
LEADERS Top rushers Dage Davis, Geo. Prep Zac Morton, Whitman Khalil Wilson, Einstein Isaac Boyd, Avalon Charles Lyles, Poolesville E. Spottswood, Sherwood Devonte Williams, Bullis Chris Dawson, G. Counsel D. Sims, Wheaton Kevin Joppy, Q. Orchard
Carries Yards Avg. TDs 101 1019 10.1 15 128 990 7.7 8 77 919 11.9 8 88 859 9.8 17 110 829 7.5 6 98 723 7.3 9 97 703 7.2 11 115 703 6.1 9 101 599 5.9 6 76 595 7.8 11
Cmp-Att. Chuck Reese, Rockville 173-268 Sam Ellis, Wootton 122-227 G. Cooper, P. Branch 86-155 Mike Murtaugh, Q. Orch. 62-96 Renzo Farfan, R. Mont. 92-163 Nick DeCarlo, G’burg 48-74 Evan Smith, Whitman 51-102 C. Hennessey, N’wood 56-115 S. Morningstar, Pooles. 47-90 Raymond Burtnick, Blair 37-78
Top receivers Joey Cornwell, Rockville Jibri Woods, Wootton Trevon Diggs, Wootton Javonn Curry, P. Branch Ryan Stango, P. Branch Anthony Albert, Rockville Louison Biama, Rockville M. Brown, Q. Orchard S. Brigman, Rockville Michael Scott, Kennedy
Catches 49 41 45 32 26 34 25 16 34 24
Yards 1892 1596 1213 1102 967 806 636 596 540 528 Yards 590 548 485 484 454 413 387 310 301 366
Int. 7 7 5 1 4 4 7 2 7 5
TDs 24 14 17 12 10 4 5 5 5 5
Avg. TDs 12.0 7 13.4 5 10.8 7 15.1 9 17.5 6 12.1 6 15.5 4 19.4 6 8.9 5 15.3 1
QO gets tough games before playoffs Coach says difﬁcult matchups will help team prepare for postseason
Senior receiver Steven Kelly doesn’t get many opportunities in Bethesda-Chevy Chase’s triple-option offense, but he makes the most of them. Kelly had ﬁve catches for 99 yards against Quince Orchard on Saturday, setting seasons highs. “We always knew he had the potential,” B-CC coach Josh Singer said. “I think, this year, he’s really starting to believe in his ability.” The 6-foot-4, 185pounder had a pass bounce GEORGE P. SMITH/FOR THE GAZETTE off his hands Saturday, but Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School wide receiver Steven Kelly pulls down he caught it as he fell to the this pass during Saturday’s game against Quince Orchard. turf. Singer said that was one of several excellent catches by the best, and that’s what we gomery County, you’ve got to Kelly this season, including want, and that’s what we’re beat all the great teams, and one against Montgomery Blair going to get. So, we’ve got there are great teams left on in double coverage that was eight weeks left of the season. “absolutely amazing.” And then state championship, our schedule. I love the big “I’m not surprised when games. I look forward to that. he does things like that,” that’s what it is.” Closing the regular season It’s a chance for our team to Singer said. “He’s proven that with four quality opponents show, hopefully, we’re as good he’s a great athlete when the pleases Mencarini. ball is in the air and he’s going “I wouldn’t want it any as we think we are.” to make a play to secure it.” Said McLean: “The season other way,” Mencarini said. “To be the best team in Mont- begins now.” email@example.com
Quince Orchard High School football coach Dave Mencarini, after his team beat Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, talked to his players about how challenging the rest of the season will be.
FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK BY DAN FELDMAN Their ﬁnal four opponents are No. 7 Sherwood, No. 4 Gaithersburg, No. 6 Northwest and formerly ranked Thomas S. Wootton. Yet, Mencarini spoke about the next eight, not four, weeks. Eight weeks would take Quince Orchard through the regular season and playoffs and through its third straight state championship game. “We like to be positive,” defensive lineman Adam McLean said. “We work too hard to accept anything but
FEARLESS FORECASTS The Gazette sports staff picks the winners for this week’s games involving Montgomery football teams. Here are this week’s selections:
Montgomery County record All games
Seneca Valley at Watkins Mill Walter Johnson at Northwood Rockville at Damascus Einstein vs. Wheaton Churchill at Richard Montgomery Sherwood at Quince Orchard Wootton at Northwest Gaithersburg at Magruder Bethesda-Chevy Chase at Clarksburg Whitman at Springbrook Blair at Paint Branch Kennedy at Blake Brunswick at Poolesville Archbishop Carroll at Good Counsel St. Albans at Bullis Georgetown Prep at Anacostia Landon at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes
Seneca Valley Northwood Damascus Einstein Churchill Q. Orchard Northwest Gaithersburg Clarksburg Whitman Paint Branch Kennedy Poolesville Good Counsel Bullis Geo. Prep Landon
Seneca Valley Northwood Damascus Einstein Churchill Q. Orchard Northwest Gaithersburg Clarksburg Whitman Paint Branch Kennedy Poolesville Good Counsel Bullis Geo. Prep Landon
Seneca Valley Northwood Damascus Einstein Churchill Q. Orchard Northwest Gaithersburg Clarksburg Springbrook Paint Branch Kennedy Poolesville Good Counsel Bullis Geo. Prep Landon
Return of Walter Johnson volleyball hitter makes sizeable impact
Last week, Walt Whitman High School golf coach Karl O’Donoghue said that the county was getting back to its old ways, perhaps not a far cry from its stretch from 2002-2008 in which a Montgomery team won a state title every year. “Overall, I think the county is coming back to as strong as it
PREP NOTEBOOK BY TRAVIS MEWHIRTER always is,” he said. “We’ve been slacking a bit over the past few years.” Well, not last year, when Thomas S. Wootton ended Urbana’s three-year string of state titles. But, from the scores turned in at the district tournament on Monday at Poolesville Golf Course, O’Donoghue appears prophetic. Five teams — Wootton, Walter Johnson, Winston Churchill, Whitman and Quince Orchard — had legitimate state title-contending scores and the county will be losing very little of a supremely talented core of players. The winner of the district tournament, Wootton’s Delaney Shah (68) is only a sophomore, as is second-place ﬁnisher Luke Schaap (70). Shah’s teammate, junior Justin Feldman, already has a state title, Capital Cup bragging rights, and a sub-30 stroke nine hole score under his belt before the start of this fall. The county’s regular season scoring champion, Whitman’s Graham Hutchinson, is just a freshman, while a host of others, namely Quince Orchard’s Colton Christensen, Wootton’s Graysen Bright, and essentially all of Churchill, will be back for
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Thomas S. Wootton High School’s Delaney Shah of watches her shot off the fairway Monday during the Montgomery County District Golf Tournament. at least one more season as well. The future “is very bright,” Wootton coach Paul Williams said. “Even kids like Jordan [Weitz] who are just one or two holes away from being right there. ... I think the future is very bright. They’re going to get better, they’re going to play more competition over the summer, they’re going to get better and better and better as the next couple years go. Three years from now? I’m not sure what I’m looking at.” For now, he can settle on looking ahead two weeks, when his Patriots will begin their state title defense.
Volleyball Walter Johnson didn’t win a match for the ﬁrst month of this season. It took them three matches just to pick up a set and another ﬁve to take a team to a ﬁfth set, which it eventually lost to Bethesda-Chevy Chase. It was a strange start to one of the county’s traditionally strong programs in recent years. But what a difference the return of one of Montgomery County’s
Montgomery 4A South Division Team
Wootton* Whitman R. Montgomery B-Chevy Chase Churchill Walter Johnson*
3-3 3-3 1-5 2-4 1-5 1-5
3-1 2-1 1-1 1-2 1-2 1-2
166 80 113 119 124 173 73 160 39 178 33 185
Montgomery 4A East Division Team
Paint Branch Sherwood Springbrook* Blair Blake Kennedy
5-1 5-1 3-3 3-3 1-5 1-5
3-0 2-0 2-2 1-2 0-2 0-2
235 63 160 82 111 56 115 80 20 177 71 116
Montgomery 4A West Division Team
Gaithersburg Quince Orchard Northwest Clarksburg* Magruder
6-0 6-0 5-1 3-3 1-5
2-0 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2
136 37 241 13 202 80 104 72 42 233
Montgomery 3A Division Team
Damascus Seneca Valley Rockville Einstein Watkins Mill Wheaton Northwood
5-1 4-2 4-2 3-2 2-4 1-5 0-6
3-0 3-0 3-2 2-1 1-2 0-3 0-4
Montgomery 2A Independent Team
4-2 124 96
Private schools Team
181 60 182 69 224 162 138 156 84 159 69 226 33 257
Bullis 5-1 184 88 Good Counsel 4-4 177 111 Georgetown Prep 3-3 166 154 Avalon 3-4 169 152 Landon 1-4 101 124 * Includes forfeit result
Last week’s scores
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most talented hitters can make. Senior Brigid Morris had been sidelined for the ﬁrst eight matches of the season with a concussion she suffered in a preseason scrimmage with Col. Zadok Magruder. In that span, the Wildcats went 1-7 and won just seven sets combined. Enter Morris, and Walter Johnson is 2-0, beating Clarksburg and the previously 4-1 Watkins Mill. During Morris’ two matches (as of Sunday night), the 6-foot outside hitter has racked up 24 kills, 23 digs, and four blocks, adding a much needed complement to fellow hitter Victoria Ansarah, who is second on the team with 42 kills, and lightening the load of libero Emily Burk. Morris’ return could throw a wrench into a hierarchy that ﬁnally seemed to settle down a bit. Matchups with Paint Branch and Gaithersburg, both teams with winning records, will prove to be a nice barometer of how far Walter Johnson has come since adding Morris back in. firstname.lastname@example.org
Seneca Valley Seneca Valley Seneca Valley Northwood W. Johnson W. Johnson Damascus Damascus Damascus Einstein Einstein Einstein Churchill R. Montgomery R. Montgomery Q. Orchard Q. Orchard Q. Orchard Northwest Northwest Northwest Gaithersburg Gaithersburg Gaithersburg Clarksburg Clarksburg Clarksburg Springbrook Springbrook Whitman Paint Branch Paint Branch Paint Branch Kennedy Kennedy Blake Poolesville Poolesville Poolesville Good Counsel Good Counsel Good Counsel Bullis Bullis Bullis Geo. Prep Geo. Prep Geo. Prep Landon Landon SS/SA
Woodberry Forest 45, Landon 17 Poolesville 20, R. Montgomery 14 Seneca Valley 51, Northwood 0 Rockville 36, Watkins Mill 0 Clarksburg 28, Wootton 3 Fort Hill 47, Walter Johnson 3 Gaithersburg 6, Churchill 3 Sherwood 62, Magruder 0 Northwest 31, P. Branch 28, OT Springbrook 19, Blake 0 Blair 28, Wheaton 7 Georgetown Prep 48, R. Lewis 6 St. John’s 31, Good Counsel 6 Bullis 50, St. Ste. & St. Agnes 3 Avalon 34, Perry Street 14 Q. Orchard 49, B.-Chevy Chase 0 Einstein 20, Kennedy 18 Damascus 21, Walt Whitman 6
BEST BET Wootton at Northwest, 6:30 p.m. Friday. Northwest is inside the playoff picture, and Wootton is outside. Wootton beating Northwest won’t ﬂip that, but Northwest beating Wootton would go a long way toward solidifying it. Wootton’s high-powered offense looks to get back on track after scoring just three points last week.
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Every football team — at any level of competition — would probably love to have an experienced quarterback to lead it. Depending on a team’s circumstances and personnel, however, there are times when an athlete with minimal experience may have to rise up and take over the reins as the signal caller for what many consider the most important position on the ﬁeld. Richard Montgomery High School junior Renzo Farfan didn’t grow up as a quarterback groomed in any type of little league football organization. Just one brief stint as an eighth grader served as an introduction to tackle football. And by his freshman year, Farfan found himself as the quarterback of the Rockets’ junior varsity squad. Fortunately, the JV level
served as a solid preparatory vehicle, as he now ﬁnds himself starting in his ﬁrst year of varsity competition. And for a rookie varsity player, Farfan has put up some pretty impressive offensive numbers. After Friday’s 20-14 loss at Poolesville, the 5-foot-11 inch, 165-pound junior has completed 92-of163 passes for 967 yards, 10 touchdowns and just four interceptions. The Rockets, however, have just a 1-5 record this fall. “I think Renzo has seen himself as a basketball kid, but for the last couple of months, he has really developed lots of conﬁdence [in football],” Richard Montgomery coach Josh Klotz said. “Our quarterbacks coach Bob Eagleson has really done a good job helping Renzo with the fundamentals and with his footwork. I think we see the results of their hard work on the ﬁeld.” Said Farfan: “I think we just need to keep working hard in practice, We had a good week of practice this past week but obviously we need to keep working and focus more in practice to the little details so that we can ﬁnish games like [Friday].” Farfan’s insight into his team shows
a level of knowledge and leadership of a player who is accustomed to his chosen position. From the ﬁrst time he hit the ﬁeld for his junior varsity team through his latest game on the muddy turf in Poolesville, Farfan has thoroughly embraced his role — driving an offense that has had its fair share of ups and downs throughout the season. “Playing quarterback is lot of responsibility, but it’s been good,” Farfan said. “I like being a leader of the team and I like always having the ball in my hands and being able to make plays when I want to. “JV helped me physically because before high school, I didn’t really play football. I got used to being hit and it prepared me pretty well for this year.” The former junior varsity basketball shooting guard also credits his other sport for helping his overall athleticism. Farfan is light on his feet, has a quick throwing release, and shows toughness carrying the football, as he exhibited on a 1-yard touchdown plunge into the belly of Poolesville’s defense last week. He also earned the praises of Poolesville coach Will Gant.
“I think he’s a good quarterback. He throws a nice ball, he runs his system, he’s ready for the speed-up stuff,” Gant said. “He drew us off with some hard counts which you don’t see any high school kids doing that, let alone college guys and that’s a mature kid. You can tell he’s been well coached and Josh does a great job with him. ” Klotz is also impressed with his quarterback’s ability to lead as well as absorb extra-hard hits from defenders and continue to keep the Rockets in games. “We have a bunch of sophomores and junior starting on varsity for the ﬁrst time, so Renzo has to take over the leadership role and he has done a really good job with that,” Klotz said. “He’s really gaining a lot of conﬁdence and you can tell the kids really look up to him. He’s taken some big hits in the past few games, but it didn’t stop him from stepping into some throws and getting hit again. He’s been able to take the punishment, and for that he’s also gotten a lot of respect [from teammates].”
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Richard Montgomery High School quarterback Renzo Farfan looks for his receiver against Poolesville on Friday.
Damascus receiver plays with maturity beyond his years DAN FELDMAN STAFF WRITER
Damascus High School junior receiver/defensive back Jalen Christian carries himself with a noticeable aura. His body language, the way he interacts with teammates and how he understands his responsibilities all contribute. Most of all, it shows during games. “He’s playing as a senior, for sure, if not college level of conﬁdence where he knows he’s the best player on the ﬁeld most times when he’s out there,” Damascus football coach Eric Wallich said.
Damascus High School’s Jalen Christian.
But Christian sure hopes not. “I never want to feel comfortable,” Christian said. “I never want to settle.”
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Wallich said. “There are lots of kids with that same athletic ability — not lots, but there’s a handful. But what separates him is putting it all together with the intelligence that he has, too.” Christian has already assembled a lengthy list of scholarship offers: Clemson University, Connecticut, Duke, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Temple, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Or as he describes it, “just a lot mail.” For now, he’s focused on Damascus’ season, including this week’s game against Rockville. The Rams average 315 passing yards per game, but have not yet
That mindset dates back two years, when Christian joined the high school program after a standout youth career. Wallich, not wanting to put a freshman on varsity but also needing secondary depth, was conﬂicted about how to handle Christian. Christian was not. He wanted to play junior varsity with his friends. Varsity could wait a year as far as he considered. But Christian says he beneﬁted from the spending two years prior to the current season on varsity, and Wallich agrees, seeing how much Christian has improved each year. “He’s very intelligent. He understand how to bait a receiver on defense, understands how to set people with routes,”
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Shanghai Ballet performs ‘La Sylphide’ at Montgomery College in Rockville on Oct. 17. Page B-7 www.gazette.net
Life is beautiful BY
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
AWARD-WINNING VOCALIST BLENDS LATIN, JAZZ SOUNDS
Four-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves recently returned from Japan where she was promoting her latest album, “Beautiful Life.” Friday night, American audiences will get their ﬁrst taste of Reeves’ newest work in a concert at Strathmore. “Beautiful Life,” due out in the States in Febru-
ary, has already been released in Europe. It features 12 tracks, a combination of original songs and covers. “Most of my jazz records are a mixture of covers [and originals],” Reeves said. “That’s kind of the
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According to Dianne Reeves, “Beautiful Life” features both a Latin and soulful feel.
BlackRock to host Spooky Magic Show for a third year
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FRICTION FARM @ SUGARLOAF COFFEEHOUSE
Magician Joe Romano returns to the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown this weekend.
Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay make up the folk band Friction Farm, which is set to play at the Sugarloaf Coffeehouse in Germantown on Oct. 19.
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Band to perform selections from new album
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Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay aren’t your typical folk musicians. Stay is quick to point out she earned a degree in engineering, while Quinn has one in geology. So how did the two of them come together to form a band? “Aidan’s been a musician for most of his life,” Stay said. “His family is very musical. I never was. I came from a very quiet household. … I discovered it through him and fell in love with playing and writing. One day we said, ‘What are we waiting for?’ We left our jobs and started doing this.” “This” turned into the folk group Friction Farm, which
will be making a stop on Oct. 19 at the Sugarloaf Coffeehouse in Germantown. Stay said she calls the music the group performs “modern folk” because they draw from the folk tradition of storytelling, but it is modernized because of the types of stories they tell and the melodies they sing. Coming up with the name Friction Farm, however, is a story unto itself. “In that desperate moment of needing a name because we were going to play our ﬁrst show, we were kicking around ideas,” Stay said. “People had commented on the fact that we’re extraordinarily happy people and
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CARA HEDGEPETH STAFF WRITER
Magician Joe Romano returns to the BlackRock Center for the Arts on Saturday for his third annual Spooky Magic Show. This year’s family-friendly act, which Romano said is suitable for children 5 and older, features some new tricks, including transforming an everyday handkerchief into a ghost and an unsuspecting audience member into a mummy. Halloween is a busy time of year for Romano who also performs the “Stage Fright” show as a part of Six Flags America’s Fright Fest in Upper Marlboro. “Houdini died on Halloween night so a lot of magicians dedicate the month [of October] to him,” Romano said. “Magic week is the last week in October as well.” It was Harry Houdini, the 1920s illusionist famous
for his escape acts, who ﬁrst inspired Romano to explore magic as a profession. “Fourth grade is when I got a book on Houdini and when it got started for me,” Romano said. “ ... I got that book on Houdini and thought, ‘That would be a cool job.’” Even before his introduction to Houdini, Romano
remembers being fascinated by magic. Romano was 3 or 4 years old and living in Guam, where his father was stationed in the U.S. Navy, when he saw his ﬁrst magic show. “I saw a magician at a dinner and that was kind of my ﬁrst experience,” Romano said. “I remember it like it was yesterday.” Later, Romano watched magicians like David Copperfield perform unbelievable stunts and became even more entranced by the world of magic. “When you saw magic being presented in such a cool fashion, that was kind of [an] inspiration for me,” Romano said. Today, Romano, who
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In tune WORLD OF MONTGOMERY FESTIVAL
The World of Montgomery Festival returns this year, highlighting the diverse ethnic populations in the area with hands-on programming for kids, families and adults. Pictured is the Chinese Cultural Center dragon.
The Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival comes to a close this weekend at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring.
Montgomery meets world
Screen, horror fest, screen
The World of Montgomery Festival returns from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Westﬁeld Wheaton, Wheaton Plaza, 11160 Veirs Mill
Road. Organized by the KID (Kid International Discovery) Museum, this year’s theme, “Essentials of Life,” will explore the importance and use of water around the world; an expanded Global Kitchen, featuring hands-on cooking projects for children; a series of art projects reﬂecting family, culture and celebrations, and much more. Additionally, exhibits spotlighting four countries with some of the largest immigrant populations in Montgomery County — China, El Salvador, Ethiopia and India — will feature artifacts, photographs and demonstrations. The festival celebrates the diverse cultural heritages playing an active role in the lives of Montgomery County residents and showcases such diversity via food, music, dance, exhibits and activities. Admission is free. For more information, visit www. worldofmontgomery.com.
The eighth annual Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival culminates this weekend at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring.
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Organist Paul Jacobs.
Nationally acclaimed organist Paul Jacobs will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. The program will include Bach’s “Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532,” Schumann’s “Canon in A-ﬂat Major, Op. 56, No. 4” and Mozart’s “Andante in F, K. 616,” among others. Tickets are free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 301-588-4363.
A big honor
Casie Platt as Lulu in a scene from Imagination Stage’s “Lulu and the Brontosaurus.”
Local author Judith Viorst will be honored with the Imagination Award during Imagination Stage’s 2013 gala, “Stories Make the World Go ’Round,” on Saturday at the Bethesda theater. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with pre-show cocktails and a silent auction, followed by an original performance by the theater’s students and professional actors. Viorst is the author of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” and “Lulu and the Brontosaurus.” Viorst also penned the musical adaptation of “Lulu” that recently kicked off the 2013-14 season at Imagination Stage. Individual tickets to the gala are $250. For more information, visit www.imaginationstage.org.
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Showcasing the latest in horror cinema from around the globe, the program kicked off Oct. 10 with a screening of Bobcat Goldthwait’s found-footage bigfoot thriller “Willow Creek.” Twenty-two features and 29 shorts were spattered throughout the festival’s ten nights, which comes to a close this weekend with zombie horror ﬂicks like “Halley” and “Buck Wild” on Friday, before putting a stake through the heart of the matter on Saturday with the 1970s classic “Scream, Blackula, Scream,” hosted by none other than local horror host Count Gore De Vol. For a complete schedule, visit www.aﬁ.com/silver.
Author Judith Viorst will receive the Imagination Award during this weekend’s “Stories Make the World Go ’Round” at Imagination Stage. IMAGINATION STAGE
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Tiptoes and tutus Romantic ballet introduced en pointe dancing
VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER
The ballet “La Sylphide” caused quite a stir in 1832 when it was ﬁrst performed in Paris. The reason was because the ballerina wore a reinforced shoe, enabling her to dance on her toes in a style that would become known as en pointe. She also wore a three-quarterlength white skirt, enabling the audience to see her ankles as she danced. “It was shocking, because it was a revolution in costumes,” said Xin Lili, artistic director of the Shanghai Ballet through translator Ye Lihong in an email. “It was the first time you could see the legs of the ballerinas.” The production, designed to evoke the light and spirit-like nature of sylphs, led to the development of the “white ballet,” which evolved with its boxed toes and white tutus into what is today called “classical ballet,” represented by works such as “Swan Lake.” The Shanghai Ballet will perform the two-act work on Thursday at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at the Montgomery College campus in Rockville. Formed in 1979, the awardwinning Shanghai Ballet performs classical Western ballets and original Chinese works. It became internationally known for its production of “White-Haired Girl,” an opera that became a ﬁlm and a ballet about women during the Communist revolution in China. “The Shanghai Ballet is a company with 35 years of experience,” Xin said. “We perform classical ballets to keep the original tradition of ballet alive, but we are also devoted to doing new productions with Chinese themes.” The company has since toured throughout China and in countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Norway and Finland. “La Sylphide” is based on an 1822 novella by the French
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The visiting Shanghai Ballet will perform “La Sylphide” on Thursday at Montgomery College in Rockville. The 1832 French ballet was the ﬁrst example of “en pointe” dancing on the tips of the toes, a technique intended to convey an airy, spirit-like quality. author Charles Nodier called “Trilby, ou le lutin d’Argail.” It originally was choreographed by Filippo Taglioni and adapted four years later by August Bournonville. Nodier drew on Gothic and other fantastic tales, which inspired writers, musicians and artists during the Romantic period in Europe in the early 1800s. The ballet tells the story of the attraction of a young man named James to an ethereal woman, the Sylphide, living in a forest in Scotland on the eve of James’ wedding to Efﬁe. James is asleep in a chair dreaming when Sylphide kisses him, setting in motion his pursuit of her. Xin said through Le that one of the highlights of the production is the Scottish folk dance in Act I and the group dance in
SHANGHAI BALLET n When: 8 p.m. Thursday
n Tickets: $40 regular, $38 senior, students; reserved seating
n Where: Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville
n For information: 240-5675301; montgomerycollege. edu/pac
Act II. “The Scottish dance is quite special. ... We hope you enjoy
our show,” Xin said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The writing’s on the wall
AT THE MOVIES
‘Captain Phillips,’ a solid tale of man versus pirates
Exhibits draw on the arts of letter design, calligraphy
The Communication Arts Technologies Gallery of Montgomery College-Rockville is hosting “Illuminations,” a beguiling exhibit of letter designs by ﬁve artists. The exhibit’s concept is
ON VIEW BY CLAUDIA ROUSSEAU based on illuminated letters, such as those intricately designed initial letters drawn and painted in medieval manuscripts, or those found later in printed works where the first letter of a chapter or poem was given a distinctive ﬂourish. The latter practice was common in the late nineteenth century, especially in England, where the work of designers like William Morris, who wanted to revive medieval styles in a modern idiom, was widely inﬂuential. Echoes of this “Pre-Raphaelite” aesthetic are evident in some of the works in this exhibit, particularly in the letter “R” by Laurel Vaughan, in which a raven crosses behind the letter against a ﬂoral background, and the words of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “Quoth the Raven, nevermore” appear in a font often used by book designers of the period. More daring and technically rich are the works of Patricia Johannsen, a graphic designer who teaches in the CAT department. Working with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Johannsen skillfully blends photography with abstract elements achieving strongly imaginative and densely layered images. Her letter “P” features a woman’s face surrounded by burgeoning ﬂowers and jeweled brooches. You may have to squint a bit to see the letter, but it eventually emerges. Her “W” features a stunning face similarly surrounded by swirls, animals and birds that nearly hide the letter itself. Martha Vaughan’s work is more purely graphic; her letter “T” shows a tree ﬂowering into heart-shaped leaves done entirely in Adobe Illustrator. With an illumination for each letter of the alphabet, the show is a delight to the eye that will please and amuse both younger and older viewers. Staying with the theme of letters and beautiful writing, the Mansion at Strathmore is showing “A Fine Line: Calligraphy, Language and Symbol.” Conceived and curated by Harriet Lesser, the exhibit seeks to show both the distinct cultural aspects of ﬁve different traditions of calligraphic expression, as well as the underlying relations among them in terms of the gesture of the human hand in writing. Dismayed at the news that many schools have now decided to stop teaching cursive writing, Lesser feels that this is a time to look at the story of writing as aesthetic evolution, and particularly to see that “the very fact that it is called handwriting infers a com-
MICHAEL PHILLIPS CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“Sound of Mountain” is a large-scale work on paper by contemporary Chinese-American artist Liang Wei. Based on traditional painting styles, the image rises powerfully toward the poetic text above.
ILLUMINATIONS n Where: Communication Arts Technologies Gallery, Technical Center 106, Montgomery College, Rockville campus n Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 25. n For information: 240567-7521; http://www. montgomerycollege. edu/~mvaughan/technical_ center/index.html
A FINE LINE: CALLIGRAPHY, LANGUAGE AND SYMBOL n Where: Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda LAUREL VAUGHAN
“R” is for Raven in Laurel Vaughan’s illuminated letter design. Vaughan used Pentel and Photoshop here, but for others the artist used traditional media like pastels, pencils and acrylics. munication that is both intimate and important.” Writing is more than making merely conventionally meaningful marks. It is deeply personal, and can be highly individualized. To this end, the exhibit includes examples of traditional uses of the various forms of calligraphy, particularly in Chinese painting and texts, as well as in modern variations of these. Works with both character and cursive Chinese writing, as well as Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew and Latin alphabets, are also included here. Of note are the works of Liang Wei on the first floor. Trained in the ancient techniques of Chinese painting, and working with Chinese inks and colors, the artist brings these to life in a large-scale landscape titled “Sound of Mountain” accompanied at the top with a poetic text. Although I confess little knowledge of the rules of Chinese painting, the mountain and the writing above it in this piece
are so compelling I couldn’t get it out of my mind. In the same room I also was drawn to the abstract compositions of Carl Kurtz, whose graphite drawings are complex manipulations of letter forms. An artist aesthetically close to Escher, Kurtz makes patterns with these calligraphic forms that often conceal words or images, intriguing the viewer into extended contemplation. I particularly liked Kurtz’s “Perception,” which adds color to his drawing, and “Peculiar Light,” with its layered optical effect. Out in the main hall, “Dichotomous Dialog” is a concrete demonstration of how simple, natural movements of the hand will produce forms that resemble letters, especially cursive scripts of various cultures. Lisa Kivland took two brushes, one in each hand, and using sumi and walnut inks on paper, made marks in two columns. The results are truly fascinating, somehow prov-
n Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, ThursdaySaturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday; closed Mondays. Through Nov. 10. n For information: 301-5815100; www.strathmore.org
ing that this kind of gesture is in all of us and deserves expression. As a plea to keep cursive writing in schools, Lesser did her own experiment with children at the exhibit, asking them to write their names in the air. All of them made broad, curving strokes not unlike the ones in Kivland’s piece. The upstairs galleries are ﬁlled with surprises and variations on the theme, including an installation by Kit-Keung Kan that blends Chinese and Latin letters referring to the muchcontested claims of Gavin Menzies that the Chinese adventurer Zheng He reached America before Columbus. Very striking for their fine quality are the Arabic poetic and religious texts of Mohamed Zakariya. Growing up in California, the artist converted to Islam after a trip to Morocco and studied Arabic calligraphy. His understanding of the art, of which he is now a recognized master, is one of great patience, but also discovery. “Because calligraphy isn’t bound by the need to represent objective reality,” he said, “it’s free from the cultural and political constraints associated with the pictorial arts. … [It is] neither a representational art nor an abstract one but something entirely other — a living, evolving art of the word, of meaning itself.”
“Captain Phillips” is a Tom Hanks movie. It also is a Paul Greengrass movie, and the cinematic tumult director Greengrass adroitly captures and sustains in the service of a narrative has a way of keeping his stars unmoored — in a good way — while trumping conventional Hollywood notions of a star vehicle. Heroism exists in a Greengrass picture. But the Britishborn, documentary-trained director, best known for “United 93” and the second and third “Bourne” thrillers, is more interested in messy, lucky-to-be-alive, real-world heroism than in movie-world heroism. Greengrass sees the world as a complicated place; his preferred, jabbing editing rhythms and camera proximity ensure that audiences experience it the same way. Capt. Richard Phillips is all business, and so is Hanks’ portrayal. In 2009, the Massachusetts-born, Vermont-based U.S. Merchant Marine commander of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama, overseeing three different sets of union crews and union crew regulations, encountered four pirates who made their way to the U.S.-registered ship in a small craft off the coast of Somalia in the Gulf of Aden. Phillips’ crew of 20 had been undergoing a safety drill; then the radar signiﬁed the approach of an unidentiﬁed intruder. Because the container cargo ship was sailing in notorious pirateinfested waters, Phillips knew how much potential trouble was afoot. Written by Billy Ray, inspired by Phillips’ own account of what happened next, the ﬁlm tightens the screws for 134 minutes and relays how Phillips ended up in a lifeboat with his captors, on dwindling rations, waiting for Navy SEALs to resolve a highly pressurized situation. To honorably mixed results, Greengrass and Ray do their best to allow the Somali characters and the actors (new to professional acting) playing them some room to establish Phillips’ adversaries as human beings, albeit brutal and desperate ones. Barkhad Abdi, hired out of the Somali immigrant community of Minneapolis, plays the rifle-slinging leader, a fisherman by trade, forced into his second and treacherous line of work by economic and political crises (touched
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS n 3 stars n PG-13; 134 minutes n Cast: Tom Hanks n Director: Paul Greengrass
upon briefly in the early scenes, probably too brieﬂy). The world’s instability is connected by human threads, as is made clear in a prologue conversation on the way to the airport between Phillips and his justifiably worried wife (Catherine Keener, reduced to a one-scene player in the final edit). The pair talk about the uncertain universe their children, about to enter a difﬁcult global workforce, are inheriting. But as the rest of the movie makes plain, there are difﬁcult economic straits and then there are poverty-stricken-Somalifishermen-turned-pirates economic straits. We get to know members of the cargo ship crew only in ﬁts and starts (Chris Mulkey, a valuable character actor, plays one). It’s Hanks’ show, though some may be surprised to see how little of the usual emotional hooks and beats intrude on the procedural at hand. “Captain Phillips” is one of Greengrass’ good ﬁlms, if not one of his three or four terriﬁc ones. There are times, in the screaming close-ups of the Somali actors, when you wish Greengrass and his excellent regular cinematographer, Barry Ackroyd (who also shot “The Hurt Locker”) would back off a little. Going for clarity of line and context, the script stints on offhanded details of character. For better or worse, Greengrass’ preferred method of fact-based storytelling sees the forest ﬁrst and the trees second. But at the risk of hyping its impact, when Hanks comes out the other side of his real-life character’s bloodspattered experience, there’s a scene as strong as any I’ve seen this year, and as strong as any either Greengrass or Hanks has managed in other sorts of movies. It’s not a long scene (though one wonders if we’re destined to sit through bits of it, over and over, come awards nomination season). It is, however, just about perfect in its wrenching emotion, expressed by an actor clearly up to the challenge of acting in a Paul Greengrass docudrama — which is to say, acting with as little capital-A Acting as possible.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater
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Tom Hanks stars in Columbia Pictures’ “Captain Phillips.”
Rockville Concert Band presents
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(From left) Faysal Ahmed, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman and Mahat Ali appear in Columbia Pictures’ “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks.
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Hit a home run with a Dubbel
BREWS BROTHERS STEVEN FRANK AND ARNOLD MELTZER
Continued from Page B-5 tradition of jazz; taking famous songs and giving them a jazz perspective.” Reeves was born in Detroit and grew up in Denver. She said in her family, “music was not just entertainment, but a way of life.” Both of Reeves’ parents were musicians and her uncle was a bass player in the Denver Symphony Orchestra. “My uncle was really at the center for a lot of the music for the young people in our family.” That included George Duke, Reeves’ cousin and a renowned jazz-funk keyboardist. Duke passed away in August at age 67. Though she sang with fam-
Continued from Page B-5 lives in Alexandria, Va., spends his days making magic cool for a whole new generation. Though Halloween is his busiest time of year, Romano works year-round performing in schools, at parties
Continued from Page B-5 think that maybe we don’t have all the pressures and stresses and disappointments in life. We do, of course, have all those things. We have the joy of writing songs about them instead of just internalizing them. From the friction that everyone has in
DANCES Hollywood Ballroom, Oct. 16, free International Quickstep Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m. ($16); Oct. 17, 24, Tea Dance from 12:30–3:30 p.m. ($6); Oct. 18, drop-in lessons from 7:30-9 p.m., West Coast Swing Dancing with Dance Jam Productions at 9 p.m. ($15); Oct. 20, free Tango lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8 p.m. ($16); Oct. 23, free International Quickstep Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m. ($16), 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-3261181, www.hollywoodballroomdc. com
Dubbel is a Belgian-style brown ale originally brewed at Trappist monasteries but now produced by many other breweries in Belgium and the United States. For many people Dubbels are their ﬁrst introduction to Belgian beers because of their soft and sweet ﬂavors. These are modern re-creations of beers brewed in the Middle Ages at monasteries.
Modern Dubbels were ﬁrst brewed by the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle in 1856 as a strong version of a brown beer. In 1926 the recipe was reformulated to, among other things, slightly increase its strength. This Dubbel Bruin beer was quickly copied and became widespread. The name Dubbel probably derives from an earlier time with widespread illiteracy, when Belgian Abbey brewers marked their casks with x, xx and xxx, denoting increasing levels of alcohol, but only relative strength was intended. The marks also indicated greater volumes of ingredients in the brewing mash. Eventually the Abbey brewers replaced the various x markings with single, dubbel and tripel. Dubbels and tripels were used for holidays and religious celebrations. Dubbels are brewed with dark candi sugar, a special cane or beet sugar that has been caramelized. Different from most brown beers, which derive their color from roasted malts that add chocolate and coffee ﬂavors, the candi sugar adds the color and ﬂavors of burnt sugar and raisins. Other ﬂavors come from the use of special Belgian yeasts. Many of the best versions are bottle conditioned. They are dark amber to dark brown, usually with a reddish hue. Dubbels have a medium-full body and an aroma of malty sweetness, and may have notes of chocolate, caramel, dark fruits and occasionally apples or bananas. Flavors including dark fruits (plums, raisins, dried cherries) are common and clove-like spiciness is optional, with the ﬂavors balanced toward malts. Dubbels have a full mouth feel, and a low hop presence (15-30 International Bittering Units), mostly from noble-type floral hops. The alcohol content ranges from 6.25 to 8.5 percent alcohol by volume. Dubbels are robust beers that, among the meats, pair well with barbecue, stews, rib roasts, lamb and duck. They also compliment seared scal-
IN THE ARTS
Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: Thurs-
days, 8:15 p.m. beginner lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, www.capitalblues.org. Contra, Oct. 18, Steve Gester calls to Triple Helix; Oct. 25, Will Mentor with Perpetual Emotion, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www.fridaynightdance.org. Contra & Square, Oct. 20, Jean Gorrindo with Crab Apples; Oct. 27, Costume Dance with Perpetual e-Motion, Will Mentor calling, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, www. fsgw.org. English Country, Oct. 16, Caller: Stephanie Smith; Oct. 23, Special Guest Jacqueline Schwab on piano; Oct. 30, Caller: Marth Siegel, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), www.fsgw.org.
Now and Then Dance Studio, Saturday Ballroom dances,
Ommegang Abbey Ale hails from Cooperstown, N.Y. lops, washed rind and cheddar cheeses, and sweets such as dark chocolate, trufﬂes and chocolate bread pudding. Westmalle Dubbel (6.5% ABV) is brewed by the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle in Westmalle, Belgium. This classic of the style has a wonderful medium sweet malt aroma with a touch of melon. Complex and sherry-like, the Westmalle Dubbel has a muted sweet malt front and a middle of currants, melon and a splash of alcohol. The currants, melon and malt ﬂavors grow in the ﬁnish and last into the aftertaste before fading. Ratings: 9/9. Allagash Dubbel (7% ABV), produced by Allagash Brewing in Portland, Maine, has a light, dull raisin nose leading to a medium sweet malt front. The raisins burst into the middle,
reaching medium, and lasting into the ﬁnish and aftertaste. A touch of bitter hops joins in the aftertaste and lingers. Ratings: 6.5/6.5. Ommegang (8.5% ABV) is made by Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y. Its candi sugar, fruit and plum bouquet presages a light sugar front with hints of dark fruit. The effervescent middle displays a moderate dark cherry and with notes of dark plum that continue in the ﬁnish, merging with a light yeast. In the aftertaste, the fruity character lingers, joined by a touch of licorice and a slight alcoholic warmth. Ratings: 8.0/7.5. Peres Trappist Ale (7% ABV), popularly known as Chimay Red, is brewed at the Scourmont Abbey in Chimay, Belgium. Chimay Red has a re-
ily for years, Reeves said it wasn’t until junior high school that she realized just how much she loved performing in front of other people. “I was doing a project with our choir,” she remembered. “I had been singing at home but I never sang in front of audiences. And I loved the feeling that I got. It was empowering. I loved that the audience responded the way it did. It was an incredible experience and I thought, ‘I want to do this.’” Reeves pays tribute to some of the artists she grew up with on “Beautiful Life,” including a cover of “I Want You,” by Marvin Gaye. “[I grew up] listening to people like Marvin Gaye and loved ‘The Temptations,’” Reeves said. “Motown music was very much a part of our lives at that time.”
strained cherry nose. The medium candi sugar sweet front leads into a light sweet cherry middle that lasts into the ﬁnish, where a modest raisin is added. These ﬂavors continue into the slightly dry aftertaste, where the cherry fades but the raisin and candi sweetness linger. Ratings: 7.5/7.5. Other dubbels include Flying Fish Abbey Dubbel (Somerdale, N.J., 7.2% ABV, 7.5/7.5); Brewers Art Resurrection (Pottstown, Pa., 7% ABV, 6.5/6.5); Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre
(Milton, Del., 8% ABV, 8.5/8.5;
Sierra Nevada Ovila Dubbel
(Chico, Calif., 7.5% ABV, 7/6.5); Legacy Dear Abbey Dubbel
(Reading, Pa., 7.5% ABV, 7.5/7);
New Belgium Abbey (Fort Col-
lins, Colo., 7% ABV, 8/7.5) and
Goose Island Pere Jacques (Chi-
cago, Ill., 8 percent ABV, 7.5/7).
But it was another, perhaps more surprising genre of music that has helped to shape Reeves’ sound over the course of her successful career. “When I ﬁrst started performing in Los Angeles, I worked on a project with Caldera and with Eduardo de Barrio from Argentina,” Reeves said. Caldera was an American jazz-funk band with a heavy Latin inﬂuence. Reeves said she was immediately drawn to Latin music. “I just loved it,” she said. Reeves’ immersion into the Latin genre continued into the 1980s when Reeves caught the attention of Latin-jazz and salsa musician and composer Tito Puente and Brazilian musician Sérgio Mendes. The Latin inﬂuence has remained a constant staple
second and fourth Saturdays, beginner group lesson at 8 p.m., open dancing at 9 p.m., $10 cash at door (all men admitted at half price throughout October), 10111 Darnestown Road, Rockville. 301424-0007, www.nowandthendancestudios.com. Scottish Country Dancing, 8-10 p.m. Mondays, steps and formations taught. No experience, partner necessary, T-39 Building on NIH campus, Wisconsin Avenue and South Drive, Bethesda, 240505-0339. Swing, Nov. 9, WWII Canteen Dance with the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra; Dec. 14, Daryl Davis, lesson at 8 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park, $15, www.ﬂyingfeet.org. Waltz, Oct. 6, Larry, Elke and Friends; Oct. 20, Gigmeisters, 2:45-3:30 p.m. lesson, 3:30-6 p.m., dance, $10, www.waltztimedances.org.
MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Abbe Buck, 7:30 p.m. Oct.
16; Ingratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; The Fabulous Hubcabs, 8 p.m. Oct. 19; Deaf Dog and the Indictments & Feels So Good Band, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, call for tickets, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Buskin & Batteau, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17; Furever (ﬁlm), 8 p.m. Oct. 18;
in Reeves’ career and a personal favorite even though she said she doesn’t always understand the lyrics. “Miriam Makeba, Celia Cruz, all of these people that I ended up listening to and hearing them in concert and stuff and not really knowing what they’re saying,” Reeves said. “There were records I would play over and over and over again and started to understand the power of music is beyond words.” Reeves honors the universal language of music in “Tango,” a track off of “Beautiful Life.” “‘Tango’ is a wordless song and it is inspired by all of the records I have in my collection of people’s music who I love ...” Reeves said. While the Latin feel of “Beauti-
The Spooky Magic of Joe Romano, 1 p.m. Oct. 19; Carolyn Malachi, 8 p.m. Oct. 19; Julie Fowlis, 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, call for tickets, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-528-2260, www.blackrockcenter.org. Fillmore Silver Spring, Rusko — The Lift Off Tour with Special Guests Roni Size and Dynamite MC, 8 p.m. Oct. 18; Aaron Carter, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301-960-9999, FillmoreSilverSpring.com, www. livenation.com.
Institute of Musical Traditions — Takoma Park, Celtic Voices:
Lisa Moscatiello, Barbara Tresidder Ryan & Loralyn Coles, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16; Takoma Park Community Center, call for prices, times, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 301-960-3655, www.imtfolk.org. Institute of Musical Traditions — Rockville, Avril Smith,
Becky Warren & Friends, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, call for prices, www.imtfolk.org. Strathmore, Afternoon Tea, 1 p.m. Oct. 16, 22-23, 29-30; Loren Westbrook-Fritts, rock cellist, with Primitivity, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16; Franz Ferdinand, 8 p.m. Oct. 17; Dianne Reeves, 8 p.m. Oct. 18; The D.C. Arts Scene and Beyond, 10 a.m. Oct. 19; BSO: Romantic Tchaikovsky, 8 p.m. Oct. 19; Kids EuroFestival: Have you Ever Been? Marco Bonisimo, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. Oct. 20; Beijing Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m. Oct. 20; The Mancuso-Suzda Project, avant garde jazz duo, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23; BSO: Brahms’ Third Symphony, 8 p.m. Oct. 24; Maurice Steger Trio, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25; WPAS: Yuja Wang, piano, 8 p.m. Oct. 25; Mandolin Workshop: Crossover Techniques for Bach, Bluegrass and Beyond, 10 a.m. Oct. 26; Ikebana: Japanese Flower Power Workshop, noon, Oct. 26; National Philharmonic: Mostly Schumann - Zuill Bailey Cello Recital, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26; National Philharmonic: Romantic Sentiments, 8 p.m. Oct. 26; National Philharmonic: Romantic Sentiments, 3 p.m. Oct. 27; Voice, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Oct. 30-31; Chris Thile, 8 p.m. Oct. 30; Bootsy Collins, 8 p.m. Oct. 31, call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301581-5100, www.strathmore.org.
ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “Goodnight Moon,” to Oct. 27, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. Imagination Stage, “Lulu and the Brontosaurus,” to Oct. 27, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www.imaginationstage. org Olney Theatre Center, Bedlam Theatre presents “Hamlet” and “Saint Joan,” to Oct. 20, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, www.olneytheatre.org.
ful Life” is nothing new for Reeves, the record’s soulful vibe is. “I wanted a record that had a fresh kind of framework around it,” Reeves said. “Be myself but do something that is new and current ... I had never done a soulful infused record ... it was something different.” Whether it’s her familiar Latin feel or the less familiar soulful sound audiences connect with Friday night, Reeves said she hopes people leave “uplifted.” “When I’m in front of them, I’m uplifted,” Reeves said. “Given the times we’re in ... hopefully it’s a place where they can feel really, really good and forget what’s going on for a minute and have some peace.” email@example.com
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and corporate events. When school is in session, Romano travels to elementary schools as far north as Long Island, N.Y., and as far south as Richmond, Va., for his program “Books: The Magic is Real!” Romano started the program in 1998 and teaches academic subjects such as reading and math
and character education and conﬂict resolution through illusions and magic tricks. “You have to ﬁnd that balance,” Romano said. “When it comes to the entertainment portion, I’m really looking at the kids and for the educational aspect, I’m looking at the teachers.”
One of the leading school shows in the Northeast, Romano hopes to expand “The Magic is Real!” to schools in other states across the country. “We sold a license [for the show] to someone in Seattle. That’s the ﬁrst step in franchising our show,” Romano said. “I think I’d like to expand our
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their lives, we farm songs.” Stay and Quinn spent most of last year on the road, traveling from place to place performing. The two read a lot of different books during their travels. “There’s a lot of downtime when you’re on the road and we both like to read,” Stay said. “It’s a small van, so we only have a certain number of books. We were reading the same books
over the course of a week and we’d chat about them. I thought it would just be fun if we saw where those stories took us.” From those conversations came Friction Farm’s latest album, “I Read Your Book,” a collection of songs inspired by those books. The books ranged in theme from “The Voyage of the Beagle” to “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.”
“[We didn’t do it] with the intent of making a CD,” Stay said. “It was, ‘Let’s make some songs and see what it does for us musically and just put it aside.’ In the end, we came up with … songs based on the books. “It’s not necessarily a straight line from the book to the song.” For those who have never had the chance to see Friction
Farm perform, Stay said nothing can quite compare to a live show. “Obviously, we’re going to play music from this CD and the previous ones,” Stay said. “The reason I think people should come out to a live show, rather than just buy the CD, is that it’s a very different experience. We do a lot of chatting with the audience and talk about where the
songs come from and our life on the road. We sort of feed off their energy in terms of ﬁguring out where the set list is going to go. It’s a very different experience than sitting on your own and listening. It’s more energetic, it’s more spontaneous. It’s very much a cooperative effort with the audience.”
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PRICES AND PAYMENTS INCLUDE ANY APPLICABLE MANUFACTURE’S REBATES AND EXCLUDE MILITARY ($500) AND COLLEGE GRAD ($500) REBATES, TAX, TAGS, DEALER PROCESSING CHARGE ($200) AND FREIGHT: CARS $795 OR $810, TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY AND SIENNAS $810, $845 AND $995. *0.9% APR & 0% APR FINANCING UP TO 60 MONTHS TO QUALIFIED BUYERS THRU TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES. TOTAL FINANCED CANNOT EXCEED MSRP PLUS OPTIONS, TAX, AND LICENSE FEES. 0% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $16.67 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. 0.9% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $17.05 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. APR OFFERS ARE NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER CASH BACK OR LEASE OFFER. NOT ALL BUYERS WILL QUALIFY.**LEASE PAYMENTS BASED ON 36 MONTHS, 12,000 MILES PER YEAR WITH $995 DOWN PLUS $650 ACQUISITION FEE, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED. SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. OFFERS EXPIRES 10-31-13.
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‘01 Chevy Impala
#KP43564 , NICE! LTHR, MNRF, MD INSP’D
‘06 Hyundai Sonata LX
‘09 Chevy Malibu
#KP81514, MNRF!, $606 OFF KBB
‘05 Nissan Armada SE
#KP84472, LTHR/MNRF, $1,077 OFF KBB
#KP81341, CLEAN! 5.7 HEMI PW
‘08 Chrysler 300
#KP57786, AFFORDABLE LUXURY, $913 OFF KBB
‘12 Mitsubishi Outlander SPT $17,735
#KP06061, 4WD, SHARP! $2,117 OFF KBB
‘03 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT
#KP07213, BEAUTY! $1,979 OFF KBB
‘11 Buick Regal
#KP11537, SPECTACULAR! NAV, $1,659 OFF KBB
HUNDREDS of USED CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs
All Makes & Models! Visit FitzMall.com Today! W WHEATON H E AT O N U USED SED V VEHICLES EHICLES UNDER $10,995
2001 Hyundai XG300........................1,988
1998 Toyota Camry LE.......................5,988
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2007 Dodge Magnum SE ................... #KR95510, STICKING! CUSTOM WHLS, PW/PLC, CD
#KP13384, LTHR, MNRF, A STEAL!, “HANDYMAN”
#KP03265, AT, AC, P/Options, Best Buy!
#KP58509, AUT, LTHR, MNRF, “HANDYMAN”
#KP59757, Super Sharp! 90K, AT, PW
2005 Hyundai Tuscon GLS AWD..........9,788
2006 Subaru Legacy WGN..................6,970
2001 Dodge Dakota Club Cab............9,997
1995 BMW 5-Series..........................1,988 1999 Honda CRV AWD.......................2,850
#KP31467A, Auto, AC, PW Bargain Priced! “HANDYMAN”
2005 Mazda Miata...........................2,950
#KD10691, CNVTB’L Looks/Runs Well Off-Season, “HANDYMAN”
2002 Hyundai Accent GLS.................2,950
#KP98346,GREAT CAR 65K!!, AT, AC, PW, “HANDYMAN”
1998 Honda Accord EX...................2,988
#KP66601, MNRF, AT, CC, BEST BUY! “HANDYMAN”
2001 Toyota Corolla LE.....................2,988
#KP48326A, CLEAN! AT, PW
1997 Toyota Celica ..........................3,750 #KP34539A, SB ,ST, AT, SPORTY RUNS, GREAT, “HANDYMAN”
2001 Chevy Impala LS......................3,988
2003 Saturn L-200.............................5,990
#KP01702, AWD!, Nice!, PSeat, HTD Seats, P/Options
#KP34280, NICE! PW/PLC/PMR, CC, CD #KN99557A, Pampered 55K!! P/Options
2002 GMC Sonoma Crew Cab............6,988
2007 Ford Escape XLT.......................9,988
2001 Cadillac Deville........................6,988
2006 Buick Lucerne CXS.................10,470
#KP53863, 4WD, NICE! PW/PLC, BD, LNR, Alloys
#KP93506, Pampered 90k! LTHR, P/Options, MD INSP’D
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S...................6,988 #KP95439B, Clean! 92K, AT, AC, PW/PLC
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS.........................6,988
#KP27730, Nice! MNRF, LTHR, CD, PW
#KP37654, Luxury!, LTHR/HTD/Mem Seats, Harman Kardon CD, SAB
2008 Subaru Outback WGN.............10,688 #KP21097, Pampered!, AT, P/Options, HTD Seat
2005 Dodge Durango Limited..........10,988
#KP17054, 4WD, 3.2L, Clean! LTHR, PW/PL, AC, MD INSP’D
HEMI, Sunroof, Leather, DVD Nav, One Owner
2005 Chevy Impala LS.......................6,990
#KP15848, MOONROOF, PW/PLC, CD
#KP65991A, AT, AC, PW/PLC, Easy Terms!
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT..................6,990
2005 Toyota Avalon XL ...................10,988 2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6....................11,488
#KP12424, QUADS, PSET, PW, DON’T MISS!
#KP91895, Pampered 68k! LTHR/PWR Seat, P/Options, OnStar
2002 Olds Alero GLS.........................4,488
2005 Mazda Mazda 6........................7,997
#47651KP, 4WD, Beauty! 3rd Seat, LTHR, MNRF, RNG BDS
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2001 Ford Focus 3DR ......................4,488
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT..............7,998
2006 Subaru Legacy Outbk 2.5XT...11,988
2007 Caddy STS..............................12,990
2008 Hyundai Veracruz Limited AWD.....18,988
2004 Acura MDX AWD.....................11,988
2012 FIAT 500 POP..........................13,970
2010 Ford Econoline XLT.................19,745
#KP43564, NICE!, MNRF, PW/PLC, MD INSP’D
#KP84551, CLEAN 89k! PW/PLC, CC, MD INSP’D
#KP47705, AT, AC, PW/PLC, MD INDP’D, Don’t Miss!
2001 Saturn LW-300 Wagon..............4,488
#KP25777, PW/PLC, CC, CD, 5SPD, Gas Saver.
#KP0810, SHARP! Turbo, AT, P/Options
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR-5 4WD ........7,988
2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer......11,870 #KP09074, MNRF, LTHR, AT, CD-6, WELL KEPT!
#KP62182, SHARP! DVD, MNRF, LTHR, DON’T MISS!
#KP78808, RARE FIND! AT, AC, PW, ALLOYS, CD
#KP09644A, $726 OFF KBB
2008 GMC Savana Cargovan...........11,988
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee..............4,988
2001 Toyota Highlander Sport...........8,970
2009 Toyota Corolla LE...................12,588
#KP26952, 4WD, MNRF, P/Options, 2-Tone, Sharp! “HANDYMAN”
2006 Chrysler Sebring Touring..........5,745
#KP13090, ABS, CD, CC, Alloys, PW
2000 Buick Lesabre LTD...................5,955
#KP05316A, LTHR/HTD/PWER Seat, P/Options
#KP11507, 4WD, MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR/CASS, PSeat
2009 Suzuki SX4 Sport......................8,990
#KP71702B, NAV, P/Options, Fac Warr!
2008 Saturn Astra XE........................8,998
#KP59427, Beauty! Panoramic, MNRF, AT, P/Options
#KR11890, AT, AC, Tradesman
#KP65389, CLEAN, 50K! AT, PW/PLC, CD
2007 Dodge Magnum SXT.................12,770 #KX47343, GORGEOUS!! CHRME WHLS, LTHR/PWR SEAT, P/OPTS
2008 Toyota RAV 4.......................... #KP64756, Beauty! PW/PLC/PMR, CC, CD
#KP24515, ALL THE TOYS! NAV, LTHR, PWR OPTS
#KP03156, NICE! PW, ALLOYS, STABILITY, CD
2007 Honda Accord EX-L V6............13,990 #KP32745, Clean! MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR
2009 Mazda 5 Wagon......................14,988 #KP57035, Auto, Sunroof, Leather, 3rd Row
#KP33232, GORGEOUS COGNAC INTERIOR LTHR, MNRF, P/OPTS #KN77515, 15 PASS, PW, CC, CD, Park Sense
2007 Infinity M35............................19,788 #FP50592, AWD, Pristine! NAV, MNRF, PSEAT, P/OPTS
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT...... #KN41054, DVD, Backup CAM, PDRS/Gate, PSeat
2007 Ford F150 Super Crew Lariat.....21,970
2005 Nissan Titan LE....................... #KP66997, SUPER SHARP! Brush Guard, Fog LTS, PWR OPTS
#KP86231, NAV & Moonroof, LTHR
#KN03615, WGN, XLT, PW/PLC, RAC,CC, CD, 12 Pass
2010 Chrysler TWN & CNTRY............. #KP51814,SHOWROOM COND!! DVD/NAV/LTHR
2011 Ford Econoline E-350..............18,990