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& ON THE MOVE Ohio dance troupe visits for Strathmore choreographer’s big night. B-5 The Gazette ROCKVILLE | ASPEN HILL | WHEATON DAILY UPDATES ONLINE Wednesday, January 15, 2014 25 cents Rockville hoopsters on a roll NBCWASHINGTON.COM A 10-year-old boy died and two others were rescued after falling through ice on a Crown Farm pond. Boy, 10, dies after falling through ice on sediment pond Two others rescued and treated for hypothermia n BY ST. JOHN BARNED-SMITH STAFF WRITER A 10-year-old Rockville boy died Monday evening after being pulled out of a sediment pond in Gaithersburg’s new Crown Farm neighborhood. The boy, identified on Tuesday as D’Angelo Jayvon McMullen, of the 10100 block of Reprise Drive, died at about 7:46 p.m. Monday evening after being taken to a local hospital in critical condition, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Scott Graham. “They were kids, just playing,” Graham said of the three boys who Fire and Rescue personnel were called to rescue Monday at about 4:15 p.m. The pond was iced over, but not thick enough to support their weight. “The takeaway here is that no ice in this region is going to withstand human weight,” Graham said, warning people not to go onto iced-over lakes or other bodies of water even if they appear frozen over. The two other boys also were taken to a local hospital after being rescued from the pond to be treated for hypothermia, he said. According to Montgom- See MISSING, Page A-12 Leggett’s capital budget focusing on schools, roads Budget outlines proposed six-year spending plan n BY RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER Montgomery County would pour hundreds of millions of dollars into the White Flint area to promote private growth and redevelopment around the Metro station under a fiscal year 2015 capital budget proposed by County Executive Isiah Leggett. Almost $340 million of public money will be dedicated to generating private investment of even more money in White Flint, according to a draft copy of the proposed budget provided to The Gazette. The six-year capital improvement plan features plans to construct a new road and bike lane on the area’s Main/ Market Street, reconfiguring Executive Boulevard North and reconfiguring the intersection of Old Georgetown Road, Executive Boulevard and Hoya Street. The project includes $170 million in county funding for road projects on Montrose Parkway East and Chapman Avenue Extended and relocating the White Flint Fire Station to promote redevelopment in See BUDGET, Page A-12 TOM FEDOR/THE GAZETTE Rockville High School basketball player Nehemiah Jackson leads the surprising Rams in scoring this year. Players say a stronger feeder program has helped the Rams increase their win total. See story on page B-1. Starr devises plan to pay Rock Terrace students MCPS would use W-2 information, flat fees n BY STAFF WRITER 2013 FILE PHOTO Administrators have devised a plan to pay more than 100 work-study students at Rock Terrace School in Rockville. NEWS SPORTS Plans for property on Grosvenor Lane near Fleming Avenue call for 143 townhomes and 10 houses. Northwood punter/lineman suffers complications after a season of playing football with torn ACL. A-4 B-1 MORE TOWNHOMES COMING SOON LINDSAY A. POWERS PLAYING THROUGH INJURY Automotive Business Calendar Classified Entertainment Opinion School News Sports Please About seven months after parents raised concerns, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr has developed a plan that could pay more than 100 students who participated in Rock Terrace School’s work-study programs. The Rockville school serves developmentally disabled students, and a county grand jury is investigating the staff’s handling of work-study payments. School officials and an attorney presented the plan to the county school board Tuesday along with other information about the school’s work-study programs. The school board voted 6-1 to support the plan, though the board’s approval was not required, said Dana Tofig, a spokesman for the county school system. School board member Michael Durso voted against the plan. Student member Justin Kim was absent. Starr previously said the school system would wait for the conclusion of the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s investigation, but in a Jan. 14 letter to school board members, Starr said he thinks waiting for the investigation before acting would “delay resolution of this matter indefinitely.” In early December, the school board requested a plan See STUDENTS, Page A-12 B-15 A-13 A-2 B-11 B-5 A-16 A-14 B-1 RECYCLE Check out our Services Directory ADVERTISING INSIDE B SECTION 1906227

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