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Black First-Time Voters Prepare for Election Day By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO With Election Day less than a month away, Howard University senior Ashley Travers is already prepared to cast her ballot in her first presidential election. “I finally get a chance to have my voice heard, especially in this election that has a lot of women’s issues being discussed,” said Travers, 21, a print journalism major from
D.C. “I have big concerns with the abortion issue. I feel like it’s a women’s choice to terminate a pregnancy. If I don’t want to go through a pregnancy, I should be able to make that decision on my own.” At 19, Coppin State University’s Jasmine Muse is just as excited about casting her vote on Nov. 6. She’s concerned about “college issues, like financial aid.” “It feels really good because I feel like I’m going to be part of making
a change,” said Muse, of Baltimore County, who registered last month when Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) hosted a “Coppin’s Rocking the Vote” campaign on campus. “I encouraged my friends and people who hadn’t registered to go when they came to the school.” As Election Day looms closer, camps for both President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney are reaching out to Continued on A3
Army’s Top General Backs Leniency for Gen. Kip Ward By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, supports allowing Gen. William “Kip” Ward, a Black four-star general and former commander of the U.S. Africa Command, to retire as a four-star general, according to the Associated Press. Dempsey is among the military officials who oppose the demotion by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta of Ward, an action that would force him to retire at a lesser rank and cut deeply into his Army pension. “It’s a pretty strong endorsement and it will carry a lot of weight,” said former Army JAG Greg Rinckey, now a managing partner with Tully Rinckey PLLC. “It’s not dispositive, but it could have a significant impact.” A Department of Defense Inspector General’s released in August after a 17-month investigation concluded that Ward “engaged in multiple forms of misconduct related to official and unofficial travel,” including using military aircraft and allowing his wife, Joyce, to travel on military aircraft and vehicles without authorization or reimbursement; and received travel reimbursement when “the predominant purpose of the travel was personal.” Panetta is said to be considering all sides before he makes a decision, the AP’s military sources said. According to Rinckey, the former Army JAG, Ward could face several outcomes. “He could be given a letter of reprimand or admonishment, which would end his career effectively,” he said, adding that Continued on A4
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Mervyn Dymally, Former Lawmaker Dies at 86 By Gregory Dale AFRO Editor Mervyn Dymally, former California lieutenant governor and U.S. congressman who is often credited with breaking down color barriers and opening doors for minorities in the state, died on Oct. 7 in Los Angeles. He was 86. According to the Associated Press, Dymally’s wife, Alice Gueno Dymally confirmed his death and said the former lawmaker’s health had been in decline. Dymally, who was born in Trinidad, came to the U.S. to study at California State University. After graduation, he matriculated to other institutions where he earned numerous other degrees, according to the New York Times. A Democrat, he embarked
on a career in politics in 1962 and became California’s first foreign-born, Black state assemblyman. Four years later he became the state’s first Black state senator and in 1974, became its first Black lieutenant governor. In 1980, Dymally won a congressional seat and became chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. During this time, he also served as chairman of the House Foreign affairs committee, where he focused on humanitarian and economic aid for Africa. In the midst of his congressional career, Dymally was inundated with numerous allegations of bribery and fraud. Throughout the ordeal, he maintained his innocence and was never charged. After retiring from
Question 7: Hot Words & Promises— Lofty or True? Recent Study May Shed Considerable Light on Which Direction the Voters Should Go By Zenitha Prince Special to the AFRO Hot words and lofty promises aside, the issue of whether gambling should be expanded in Maryland in connection with the upcoming vote on Question 7 has generated a vigorous war of words across the state. If voters approve the proposal, will more jobs and revenue for schools surface? If Question 7 fails will the state see gamblers’ dollars and related revenue drift away to West Virginia and Delaware? According to gambling analyst James Karmel, a professor of history at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md, “There are a lot of different opinions on gambling and casinos in Maryland.” At issue is whether the state’s casinos can add Las Vegasstyle table games like poker and roulette to their offerings, increase their operation time to 24 hours and whether a sixth
“If Question 7 is passed, the state will gain $161 million annually, the Maryland Department of Legislative Services has estimated.” casino should be built along the Potomac River in Prince George’s County. “People who want to play table games at home without having to travel to Delaware and West Virginia will welcome this change,” Karmel said. But others, such as religious leaders and their followers, who oppose casinos on moral grounds, citing potential addiction and bankruptcy among gamblers, urge a “no” on Question 7. In political circles, Gov. Martin O’Malley and the Democratic political establishment--including members of the Legislative Black Caucus--championed the expansion of gaming as a cure-all for the state’s economic troubles, particularly shortfalls in education funding. According to a study released Oct. 8 by the Sage Policy Group, which was commissioned by proponents of the bill, Marylanders spent about $1 billion over the past decade at the popular Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia. If Question 7 is passed, the state will gain $161 million annually, the Maryland Department of Legislative Services has estimated. “States around us have been benefitting from Maryland dollars for years to the tune of billions of dollars from people who travel there for gaming,” said State Sen. Nathaniel McFadden (D-Baltimore), a supporter of the proposal. “[So] the basis of my support is keeping the dollars in the state of Maryland so we can provide beneficial opportunities to the Continued on A3
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Congress, Dymally was elected in 2002 to fill the same Assembly seat to which he was elected in 1962. He held the seat for three terms; an attempt to regain a state Senate seat in 2008 failed. In his later years, Dymally headed a health institute at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, which bears his name. Dymally is survived by his wife Alice, a son and a daughter.
Cummings Seeks GOP Support to Restore Embassy Security Funds By AFRO Staff Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) Oct. 10 asked Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to cross party lines and join him in calling for supplemental funding bill to restore embassy security funding that was cut by the House over the past two fiscal years. Issa is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Cummings is the ranking Democrat. “The fact is that, since 2011, the House has cut embassy security by hundreds of millions of dollars below the amounts requested by the President,” Cummings said at an Oct. 10 committee hearing. “Restoring our commitment to embassy security would make a real difference to thousands of Americans who serve our country overseas, often in extremely dangerous circumstances.” Cummings said if the committee’s goal is to scrutinize security at posts across the Middle East – as Issa claims,
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In Virginia, a voter ID law went into effect July 1, eliminating the option for voters without an acceptable ID to sign a sworn affidavit confirming their identity so their vote can count on Election Day. Virginia is one of 11 states with these laws that may leave thousands of legitimate votes uncounted.
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sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspiposted By Alan King Continued from A1 connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph AFRO Staff Writer Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday every branch of the electorate for support. Both Students at Morgan are but there are different deadlines The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the Jennifer Hudson and other candidates have stumped on college campuses, working to make sure the campus and regulations for each state. Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nep relatives positively identified trying to mobilize young voters to rally to their is represented at the polls on Students are encouraged to check multiple times in the back seat blog, s respective sides. College-age voters made a Election Day. Student leaders their county’s board of election of the vehicle. The SUV, regisporters significant contribution in 2008, organizing have held voter websites to learn what rules govern tered registration to Hudson’s drives, murdered offered fundraisers voter registration drives and doorposted signs in the was maintowed dining hallthe registration, absentee ballot voting, brother, with anyone knocking campaigns. Obama benefited significantly on campus boy’s and abody freshman early voting and other information. insidewomen’s and is being alive. from college supporters. dorm, and placed registration forms in “I think students in particular are processed by evidence techniSin ciansStudent and workers. Hudso “The 2008 presidential election featured young the University Center.The body going to have the hardest time navigating was later removed and taken to after a Blacks 18 to 24 recording the highest levels of “They definitely are very motivated to register absentee voting rules that require them to appear the Cook County Medical Idol,” turnout among any racial/ethnic group of young people to vote,” said Morgan Reyes, 23. “For a lot in person,” said Lee Rowland, counsel with the Examiner’s office. Acade people since 18-year-olds received the right to of people, this will be their first time voting so the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center. “More Hudson and other family the mo vote,” a report by the Black Youth Project said. The school, the Student Government Association, and than any other population, they are likely to be members arrived at the Medical stayed report noted that 43 percent of voters between 18 the campus organizations are pushing registration physically present in another state without the Examiner’s office mid-afterThe and 29 voted for the first time in 2008. along with noon people wanting to vote.” ability to go home while voting absentee.” Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. to just identify the body. ed that Four years later, however, college students have Across town, Smith, a Coppin Rowland said when it comes to students casting a slowly Given Dalonte the choice between look- student the office murdersthat butthey is being held been much quieter, analysts said, attributing the lack and D.C. resident who atregistered valid for ballot, it is most the important know thein Monda ing directly the body at ora campus A spokesman told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after of action to a fall-off in enthusiasm that was sparked registrationviewing drive there, he plans to vote, though “simple nuts and bolts of registration deadlines and it on said a wall-mounted news v four years ago by the excitement of Obama’s he has not researched the issues. “I was just going to the rules for voting in their state.” Courtesy Photos historic candidacy. It is especially forDonerson young vote Several organizations, such as Project Vote, have Jennifer Hudson and her mom,critical Darnell whofor whoever my mother votes for,” he said. people to engage in the process this year hotlines to answer was killed, as well as electoral her brother, Jason. in the wake of efforts to limit Blacks’ access to questions and to “remained strong for her famibeing convicted of attempted video screen, the family chose violenc the polls, experts said. The Black Youth Project any problems ly” and was clearly its leader. murdermitigate and vehicular hijackplate X584859 was found on the latter. According to the In f the body of her 7-year-old estimated that as many as 700,000 young, would-be thatCounty might arise onshow “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook records Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, home, nephew Monday, just hours voters could encounter resistance or be turned away Day. Voter ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he Election pleaded guilty to both police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” and ho after his body was found in a from polls next month because of revised voter urge was obviously a very emotional chargesadvocates in 1999. He wasvoters also kiss th laws. to put numbers in their moment.” convicted in 1998 for possesing the The boy – the son of Julia sion of cell a stolen motor vehicle. The group’s study, “Turning Back the Clock phones so that Jason. Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He wasthey released prison in on Voting Rights: The Impact of New Photo will from be readily “Ev missing since Friday, 2006 occur. after serving seven years Identification Requirements on Young People Travers said that even with the efforts on been campus available should a problem throug when a relativeThe found Julian’s for the attempted murderUnion, and West, a of Color,” paints a grim picture of how changes and throughout the nation’s capital, she still knows hotline for the American Civil Liberties grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. area to to voting rights are impacting young many people have no plans to vote.is 1-888-496-ACLU, will have trained volunteers ready Nowho wonder Obama’s campaign and minorities. Dallas Cowboys players By Alan King Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing In Georgia, instance, “This election really big thethecollege for dispatch when necessary. If an investigation proves have to trying toisdistance himfor from Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, AFRO Staff Indiana Writer and Kansas, for Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in young residents will be required to produce state-issued student, people my age, in general, that a voting right violated, will saying, “Barack Obamaare in his grandmother’s among the names submitted to butgroup, home in has been which police attorneys and volunteers for wh identification they can vote. The requirement indifferent,” she said. challenge suspect Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block election officials. Presidential before candidate John of South Yale practices in court. is expected to disproportionately affect older University organizations have “Our election protection hotline is an easy way Obama’s student ties to ACORN run Hurd said voters, those workers, Howard who But McCain’s attack on ACORN – Avenue. longdouble-time and deep. Hetotaught classes were doing those Associated Community minority voters and students attending college outthings without been working combat voter apathy. forAlert voters get answers to any question no matter An Amber – atodesigforinformation ACORN. They even endorsed ACORN’s knowledge orTravers permis- said Organization for Reform Now – of state. sessions have been nation held for how small,” said Amy Cruice, director of the ACLU for high-risk missing for President. sion,for were fired. confirms the success the children – was issued Friday According to theofBrennan Center Justice students onhim voting, including one that focused on of Maryland’s Election Protection Campaign. “To But now ACORN is in trouble. “The evidence that has surorganization, the head of the after Julian was discovered at the New York University School of Law, while how to complete an absentee ballot, an option some be safe, it makes sense to register early, know where Reporter: There are at least faced so far shows they faked group says.percent of all Whites lack missing afteryour the polling murders.site is early, and take advantage of early only nine adequate college students don’t have. In two states, Michigan 11 investigations across the “This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they Police arrested William identification to vote, that numberdidn’t jumps 16to stuff ballot and Tennessee, if an out-of-state student voting.” country involving thousands of registered do,tonot we’ve done and success we’ve Balfour, the missing boy’s step-deadline for voter registration is percent for Latinos and 25 percent for Blacks. to vote for the first time by mail, they cannot cast an The Maryland potentially fraudulent ACORN boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the had,” Maude Hurd, president of father and estranged husband Though and D.C. have no of general absentee ballot. Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. Voters in Washington, D.C. have forms. victim fraud, not the perpetraACORN, saidMaryland in an interview of Julia, at his girlfriend’s voterthe I.D. requirements, first-timetor voters Washington, D.C. has no restrictions until Oct.several 19 at 9 p.m. to turn in their application, Announcer: Massive voter on Southside apartment of it. may be with AFRO. asked on Nov. 6 to show absentee voting, regardless of how you registered, butmurders. can also register at the polls on Election Day. fraud. And Hurd said the only things the Obama campaign “When this attack started,identification. we hours after the bogus are the charges thempaid more than $800,000 to an had just announced that we had Balfour’s mother, Michele, has selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had registered 1.3 million new votagrees. efforts. ers,” she said. “That’s just to say nothing to do with the slayings. It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky that someone’s running scared Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson Continued from A1 success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud. because of ACORN’s been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment. McCain, who is running for with, fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky Jobs for people ofonMaryland.” who plans tocasting build the casinos, For Maryland is the road to our economic million to Vote No on 7. president the Republican tick- charged votes.” America. et, lashed outteachers’ at ACORN in the Several unions Prince George’s casino, and Schools purports. development. [So] this Penn National is joined by problem came final Barack also debate supportagainst Question 7 hasThe poured more thanabout $11 priOpponents question those [proposed resort casino] is The Cordish Cos., developer of Maryland the way Since saying McCain’s Obama, the group “is marily becausecontending of the anticipated millionbecause into For claims, thecomments, figures where the expectation and the SQUARE of the Maryland Live! casino HIGH ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been on the verge of maybe perpetratboost in schools funding. But Jobs and Schools as of Oct. could be misleading. They reality are meeting.” in Anne Arundel County, in rely on volunteers, it pays peobombarded with threats and ing one of the greatest frauds in some individual teachers, 1, according to campaign also decry the manner in McLaughlin said Vote voicing concerns about the ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail. voter history in this country, lawmakers, parents and finance data. 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And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work She said, “Because it’s lowsaidmoderate-income Troy Staton of Baltimore, Supporters, including Prince at between officials andepithets. this gambling heavyweight Penn operational, the market could to note that it was the organiza9” and uttered racial and people, expressing the skepticism of George’s County Executive one casino,” said Kevin National Gaming, based in become saturated, opponents tion, in many instances, that first A caller to one office left a and people of color, I believe the some inner-city Rushernthe Baker and trade McLaughlin, Wyomissing, Pa., which said. brought phony registrations message on thespokesman answering for McCain campaignresidents. thinks those “There’s no to guarantee unions, say a new destination Vote No saying: on 7. “Hi, I was just stands to lose millions in McFadden, the Baltimore to the attention of authorities. machine, voters are going vote Theand McCain camp apparently calling to let you know thatof Democratic, is not necesschools willwhich see any new resort casino at National Peterson, developer earnings from its premier lawmaker, said there’s isn’t interested ingenerated those fine$50 Barack Obama needs to get sarily true.” money at all,” opined the Harbor--which National Harbor, disagreed. facility, Hollywood Casino enough revenue to go points, preferring to air misleadhung. He’s a (expletive deleted) ACORN is no stranger to Maryland Budget & Tax million in tax revenues for the “It’s been the farthest at Charles Town Races in around, however. “Fiscal that seek to link nigger, and he’s a piece of controversy. Policy Institute. “Any funding ing stateads this year--will act Obama as an thing from a backroom West Virginia and from its experts across the country to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are 38 years, the non-partisan thatFor comes in from the new economic engine for the county deal,” he said. “Even before Perryville, Md., site if the and our own fiscal experts in fraudulent, and you need to go to organization has fought for social his political support. gambling bill could be andMcCain: the state.I’m John McCain this gaming deal came up, National Harbor casino is Annapolis said it’s viable to hell. 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“She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional momen
“The Black Youth Project estimated that as many as 700,000 young, would-be voters could encounter resistance or be turned away from polls next month because of revised voter laws.”
ACORN Fights Back
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
The Afro-American, October 13, 2012 - October 19, 2012
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“We must examine the consequences of budget cuts.” House Republicans voted to reduce embassy spending by nearly half a billion dollars since gaining the majority. Even though the Senate was able to restore some of these funds, they were still far below the amounts requested by the Obama administration and those enacted by Democrats in 2010. Cummings said, “Mr. Chairman, I ask you to join me in calling on our leaders in the House to immediately consider a supplemental funding bill to restore funding for embassy security that was cut by the House over the past two years.” According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, Cummings said, the U.S. could save $2.5 billion per year just by eliminating the tax break for oil companies. “Even Republicans now agree that we should do this, including Governor Romney,” Cummings said. “We could fully replenish these embassy security accounts with just a fraction of that amount.”
Stolen Car Crash Survivor Reeco Richardson Guilty of Joy Riding deliberating the verdict. We’re hopeful Mr. Richardson can be rehabilitated, but sadly, there are no winners in this After deliberating for five hours case.” over two days, a Montgomery County Attorneys for Richardson also jury found Reeco Richardson guilty claimed victory. on Oct. 5 of two counts of joy riding “We accept the verdict, but we for his participation in a fatal, stolen will look at any appellate options,” car crash last March. said Donald Huskey, an attorney on The 12-member jury deadlocked Richardson’s defense team. “Since we six to six on got an even split on more serious the theft charges, I charges of think we did a good auto theft and job and the jury grand theft. really listened to Richardson, our case.” 19, of Richardson Washington, is charged in D.C., is on connection with – Montgomery Co. Asst. State’s a fatal car crash bond pending sentencing set Attorney Steve Chaikin that took place just for Dec. 12. after 1:15 a.m. on He could face March 23. He was up to seven years in prison. a passenger in a stolen 2000 Toyota “Justice was served,” said Echo driven by Reynard Osman, Montgomery County Assistant State’s 16, which was heading south on Attorney Steve Chaikin. “Thanks Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase to the jury for their hard work Circle with Montgomery County By Teria Rogers Special to the AFRO
“We’re hopeful Mr. Richardson can be rehabilitated, but sadly, there are no winners in this case.”
police in pursuit, when the car went out of control and was involved in a fiery crash. Osman, along with two passengers, died. Richardson, the lone survivor, filed a $10 million lawsuit a month later, claiming that the crash occurred after police rammed the car during the chase. A few days later, he was arrested on four counts related to car theft. Several officers during the trial, however, took the witness stand and denied that any police cars came into contact with the stolen vehicle. In opening arguments, the defense praised police officers as heroes who attempted to save the four young men from the burning car. However, they argued that police did not follow proper procedure in chasing the car and in the aftermath of the crash and subsequent investigation. Montgomery County Police Department spokesman Captain Paul Starks said in a previous interview that officers followed proper procedure. Montgomery County Police Detective Tom Muollo testified
Reeco Richardson that procedural errors had been made. When questioned about the investigation, Muollo admitted that he did not contact D.C. police for more information about the stolen car or if Richardson was ever seen around the car. Muollo also said he did not get statements from those close to Richardson during the time the car was reported missing and did not request fingerprints from the vehicle. The civil case is scheduled for March 8, 2013.
PGCC Exceeds Fundraising Goal By Teria Rogers Special to the AFRO
Prince George’s Community College has raised more than $18 million in the first year of a capital campaign, exceeding its $15 million target, PGCC President Charlene Dukes said Oct. 9. Dukes, speaking at the PGCC Foundation Partners for Success’ awards dinner at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, hailed the success of the campaign to raise money through the PGCC Foundation from local corporations and private donors to help pay for faculty and workforce training, upgrade building and
technology on the campus and fund scholarships. Gov. Martin O‘Malley and two major PGCC benefactors were applauded for their financial support by Dukes as she pointed out that the campaign’s new aim is to raise $25 million over the next two years. “This event gives us the chance to thank the community that supports us. Our neighbors, friends, business people and those interested in service and civic responsibility,” said Dukes. “We’re very excited because quite frankly it’s all about supporting educational access and opportunity beyond high school,” Dukes said. O’Malley was praised for
his higher education policies. The governor has supported a four-year tuition freeze at Maryland colleges and universities, committed $2 million in school construction and been an advocate for PGCC’s new Center for Health Studies. “PGCC is a very special place; a place of innovation, opportunity and diversity. The future is being built there every day by hardworking moms and dads and kids coming right of high school, going to get the skills they need to succeed,” O’Malley said. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker endorsed the campaign and said he is pleased with its
progress. “This raises a lot of money for the good work that the PGCC Foundation does and makes sure that we provide quality education to the folks of Prince George’s and the state of Maryland,” Baker said. David and Suzanne Hillman of the Hillman Family Foundation were singled out for their $2.8 million donation that launched the Hillman Entrepreneurs program. Hillman scholars start their higher education path at PGCC then transfer to the University of Maryland to complete a business studies curriculum. Hillman scholar Kelly Harrod, one of the most recent awardees, said she
was excited to join a program with like-minded students who are focused on business education. She admitted that she became emotional when she received the exciting news of winning a scholarship earlier this year. “My mother passed away right before my senior year and I knew that I couldn’t afford college. When I got the scholarship and it paid for everything, I’m pretty sure that I cried,” Harrod said. NBC 4 Washington was honored for their commitment through civic service and community partnerships for several events including the Safe and Secure Community Shred and the Bluebird Blues Festival.
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since Ward was slated to retire since April 2011, such a letter wouldn’t make much of a difference. More seriously, though, “he could be demoted. That would be a pretty severe punishment,” Rinckey said. If Ward is stripped of a star, he could lose about $30,000 in retirement pay every year, netting him about $208,802 a year rather than $236,650. He may also be required to reimburse the Department
of Defense for the tens of thousands in misused funds and unpaid expenses he incurred while at AFRICOM. Within military circles, opinions abound on how Ward should be penalized. Some have said that given the breadth of Ward’s offenses, he should be held accountable. According to the IG report, Ward used government vehicles to transport his wife on shopping and spa trips. The cost of accommodations
“The allegations tarnish the otherwise illustrious career of Ward, one of a few African-American generals and the first U.S. commander of AFRICOM.” during an overnight refueling stop in Bermuda resulted in Ward and his wife staying in a $750 a night hotel suit. The report cited this as an example of lavish hotel and travel arrangements for the couple and Ward’s staff during his stint as AFRICOM chief.
In addition, Ward and his wife also accepted dinner and Broadway tickets from a defense contractor in violation of government rules. The couple met Denzel Washington backstage after the play and stayed at the Waldorf Astoria
hotel with their staff. The allegations tarnish the otherwise illustrious career of Ward, one of a few AfricanAmerican generals and the first U.S. commander of AFRICOM. “No matter what happens his legacy is going to be tainted by this,” Rinckey predicted. “People always remember how you retire. He’s a general who’s done a lot of great things, but there will always be a stain there.”
October 13, 2012 - October 19, 2012, The Afro-American
at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center discovered that Hispanic and African-American children are less likely to be buckled up or in car seats, we knew we had to take action. We worked with the hospital to create Buckle Up for Life, a community program that teaches parents and children the proper use of seat belts and car seats. Now in its eighth year, the program continues to expand to cities throughout the U.S. Because everyone, everywhere, deserves to be safe. For more about buckling up safely, go to ToyotaInAction.com/buckleupforlife
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October 13, 2012 - October 19, 2012, The Afro-American
HBCU NEWS Bowie State University Homecoming 2012
BSU students and staffers at the Homecoming 2012 ribbon cutting ceremony.
Photos by A. Lois DeLaine and Paul Green
Photos from the Morgan Gala 2011
Morgan Homecoming 2012 Morgan State University’s homecoming weekend will get underway Oct. 13 with a 2012 Homecoming Pre-game Memorial from 10 to noon honoring the championship teams from 1964-67 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), 1971 and 1979 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will be held. The Black Sports Legends Foundation (BSLF) will present a preview showing of several featured films, such First and Goal from the Bronx, The Morgan Lacrosse Story and the Papa Bear documentary on the legendary Earl Banks. All films will be presented in full showing
Howard to Host Homecoming Gala to Benefit Founders Library Restoration Howard University will present a star-studded “One Night Only” Homecoming Gala Concert Cabaret” on Oct. 20 at the Howard Theatre to raise funds for the renovation of Founders Library. The enlightening evening will be headlined by graduates Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, Taraji P. Henson, Wendy Robinson and Sean Combs. They will perform along with a list of friends from Broadway, film and television. Participants will then dance the night away at the Cabaret. The Homecoming Gala Concert Cabaret is the beginning of a much larger effort that will coincide with the Centennial Celebration of the Moorland-Springarn Research Center and the 75th Anniversary of Founders Library. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://secure.www. alumniconnections.com/ olc/pub/HWD/event/ showEventForm.jsp?form_ id=132873 WHAT: One Night Only! Homecoming Gala Cabaret WHO: Featuring Alumni Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, Taraji P. Henson, Wendy Robinson and Sean Combs WHEN: October 20, 2012, 8 p.m. WHERE: Howard Theatre WHY: The Homecoming Gala Concert Cabaret aims to raise $1 million and is part of a larger effort, which coincides with the 75th Anniversary of Founders Library (2013) and the Centennial Celebration of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (2014).
CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES Clark Construction invites you to attend our Local Small Business Fair and Workshop for All Trades for the HOWARD UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE HALLS PROJECT, WASHINGTON, DC. Howard University has awarded Clark Construction the contract to perform the almost 400,000 square foot Student Housing project that will include 689 residential units. We would like to meet Contractors, Suppliers and Vendors, particularly CBE Certified Business Enterprises’ for ALL TRADES, including (but not limited to) Excavation, Foundations, Sitework, Concrete, Masonry, Misc. Metals, Rough and Finish Carpentry, Metal Panels, Roofing and Waterproofing, Joint Sealants, Doors/ Frames/Hardware, Glass/Glazing/Windows, Drywall & Studs, Flooring, Painting, Elevators, Apartment Appliances, Fire Protection, Mechanical/Plumbing, Electrical and Final Cleaning for a Pre-Bid Meeting which will consist of the bid process, award process and opportunities for small and local businesses. A Construction Opportunity Fair is being held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 beginning at 1:00 PM and ending at 4:00 PM, at The Emergence Community Arts Collective Center at 733 Euclid Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. You’re invited to join us to find out about opportunities available on the project. To RSVP please call Novelette Josephs 301-272-8210 or for any questions please email email@example.com
Bowie State University’s 2012 homecoming weekend will kick off on October 13 with the annual parade at 9 a.m., followed by a car show at 11 a.m. Shortly thereafter, the Bowie State Bulldogs will take on Virginia State University at the homecoming football game at 1 p.m. A step show and after party will cap off the day and will include Greek step performances and live musical entertainment. On October 14, BSU alumni will converge at the alumni jazz brunch. The event will feature a delectable meal and special performances. For more information on homecoming events and activities, visit: http://www2.bowiestate.edu/hc/ at the 2013 Black Sports Legends Foundation film festival, which will be held at Morgan State University. The memorial will serve as an opportunity for prayer for players and coaches who have passed on. The memorial will feature several
special guest speakers. All alumni and former players are invited. For more information, contact Ronald K. Bethea, CEO, The Black Sports Legends Foundation, 202-246-4924, P.O. Box 60207, Washington, DC 20039.
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October 13, 2012 - October 19, 2012, The Afro-American
A Listless Obama is Still Better than Romney Somehow, the body snatchers came last Wednesday and took the fire (as in fired up, ready to go) out of President Obama, leaving a rather listless shell of a man who never truly engaged the audience or his opponent. He looked down at his notes, fidgeted and let Mitt Romney get away with multiple lies. The body snatchers didn’t stop there. They also took Mitt Romney, the greedy venture Julianne capitalist who likes to fire people, and turned him into a Malveaux facsimile of a human being. NNPA Columnist Of course, with Romney’s disrespect for both President Obama (interrupting him several times) and moderator Jim Lehrer (who he simply ignored), the faux human being turned out to be one that was rude, arrogant, overbearing, and clearly rehearsed. Romney threw out a line that he had five boys, thus he was used to hearing the same thing said over and over as if it were the truth. President Obama could not ask Romney who taught the little liars, but that’s what went through my mind. Before the debate was over, it was clear that Romney behaved in just the way he said his sons did, repeating lies about taxes, Medicare, and employment several times, as if there were any truth to them. He had another line, where he said President Obama was entitled to his own house and his own plane, but not his own facts. I might have said something snarly to the faux human being along the lines of you’ve got your own billions, your own SuperPACs, but you can’t buy your own facts. While President Obama does not appear to be as sarcastic as I usually am, he surely could have given Romney a better run for his money. Still, anybody who can do arithmetic knows that Romney has a penchant for mathematical fiction. How can you cut the taxes on the wealthy (which is done if the Bush tax cuts are not allowed to expire), cut tax rates by 20 percent, and end up with a revenue-neutral solution? He says by cutting spending, and he cites Public Broadcasting as one of the cuts he would make. Public Broadcasting represents less than one-thousandth of 1
percent of the entire federal budget, so cutting it won’t make much difference to the deficits he is quick to rail against. President Obama was right to push Romney on specifics to some of the plans he said he had. There were no specifics, just the frequent exhortation that “I have a plan to deal with that.” What plan? Voters can’t judge unless we know, but Romney behaves like a student who hasn’t started on a term paper and fumbles about its contents when asked. Too often, Romney ignored the president’s questions about specifics, trading bluster for facts and getting away with it. Jim Lehrer totally lost control of the debate, failing to push either participant on specifics. He was not even effective as a timekeeper, letting both debate participants run over their allotted time, although he decreed time lines. President Obama really needs to toot his own horn. When Romney says, “You have been president for four years,” our president needs to respond with his list of accomplishments, many of which blunted the effects of the Great Recession inherited from George Bush. The intervention in the auto industry that Romney opposed has made a real difference is states such as Ohio and Michigan. A research paper that was reviewed at the Rainbow/PUSH automotive summit found that for every 2,000 jobs created in automobile manufacturing in an urban area, another 5,200 jobs were created. While there are not enough jobs to go around yet, there are more jobs then there would have been had the economy been allowed to drift. The question about who won the debate turns out to be a question of policy versus performance. Too many pundits talked about Mitt Romney’s “performance” indicating that he performed well. The United States in not a stage looking for a
I saw this astounding figure that approximately 70 percent of Republicans believe that the poll numbers on the presidential race are biased towards President Obama. In other words, they are asserting that because President Obama has been—at least at the time of this column—ahead in most polls, this cannot be correct and the media must be mucking around. It is important to put this sentiment in context. This is the same Republican Party where more than 60 percent of its members believe that President Obama was not born in the U.S. Despite the incontrovertible evidence, most Republican voters wish to believe otherwise. I would love to think that this was a comedy routine but it is reality. To understand how 70 percent of Republicans would believe that the polls are biased, you have to appreciate their inability to recognize the nature of the changes underway in the country. To the extent to which they believe that this is
a ‘White republic,’ where the rest of us are barely-tolerated visitors, the polls don’t make any sense. After all, from their perspective, there is no way that the U.S.A. should have a Black president, and, more importantly, there is no way that the demographics of the U.S.A. should be changing in the manner in which they are – towards a society where there is no White majority. There is no way of knowing how the elections will turn out. The fact that President Obama has been ahead in most polls is striking, particularly given the depth of the economic crisis. Such ratings have to indicate that large numbers of people have little confidence in the vision articulated by Romney/Ryan, but also that there is a sense when looking at the pictures of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, that this gathering (and this Party) bore no resemblance to the reality of the nation. It looked like something very alien and for that matter, something very scary. While President Obama may be slightly ahead in the polls,
Republicans Out of Touch with Reality Bill Fletcher, Jr.
leading actor, it’s a nation, looking for a leader who can make a difference. We are not looking for a contender who thinks that bluster means leadership. We are looking for a leader to finish the work he started. Those who were mesmerized by the body snatcher’s version of Mitt Romney fail to understand that a listless Obama is 10 times better than an arrogant and overbearing Romney. It’s not over ‘til it’s over. There are two more debates, and many of the undecided will be swayed by these debates. Others will make their minds up as they walk into the voting booth. In the next debate, President Obama must be a stronger advocate of the policies he has embraced, and we who watch must not be fooled by a glitzy performance that is devoid of both truth and substance. Julianne Malveaux is a Washington, D.C.-based economist and writer. She is President Emerita of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C.
the only poll that really matters is to be held on Nov. 6 when we actually vote. Despite all efforts by the Republicans to reduce voter turnout by the elderly, the youth, by people of color, by union members and by gays/lesbians, the bottom line will be the determination of those same constituencies that were not in evidence at the Tampa Republican Convention to mobilize in the interest of justice. This will take us further down the road, away from the racist and archaic notion of a ‘White republic’ (for the rich), and instead in the direction of a more consistent democracy. Forget the opinion polls and just make sure to vote on November 6. Bill Fletcher, Jr. is a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum, and the author of “They’re Bankrupting Us” – And Twenty Other Myths about unions. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Reform Can Save Our Children The fate of children growing up in our nation’s capital rarely receives the attention it deserves from our nation’s lawmakers, who live and work here. Yet the facts are startling. Among the more than 100,000 children who live in the District of Columbia, a child is abused or neglected every three hours. Every four days, a child dies before her or his first birthday. Three in ten District of Columbia children are growing up in poverty—half of these in extreme poverty. Nearly 6,000 District children have no health insurance, and more than one in five twoyear olds are not fully immunized. Nearly half of all D.C. children receive food stamps. Two in every hundred are homeless. One of the many ways that we as a nation could help ensure that these shocking statistics are not simply repeated year after year is to provide all of the District’s children with a highquality public education. Sadly, the adults have failed our children here also. Half of D.C.’s students are unable to read or do math at their grade level. In our starkly divided capital city, these problems are concentrated east of Rock Creek Park and especially east of the Anacostia River, and among our African-American and Latino children. Among economically disadvantaged District children, only 38 percent of students can read at their grade level, and only 42 percent can do math at their grade level. Children who are not eligible for federal lunch subsidies are much more likely to be at grade level in reading and math. For example, students
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in D.C.’s affluent Ward 3 are twice as likely to be at their grade level than disadvantaged students. As a veteran civil rights activist, I have long believed that education reform is key to ending this achievement gap. Chartered public schools, which enroll 41 percent of all publicly educated school students in the District, have raised educational outcomes—especially for children from our city’s most vulnerable communities. For example, D.C.’ s charter high schools graduate four in five students within four years, compared to about half who graduate District of Columbia Public Schools high schools within four years. These schools are able to achieve strong outcomes by creating their own curriculum and school culture around the needs of their students, and setting expectations necessary to ensure highschool graduation and college acceptance. They are answerable to an independent city board for improved student performance. For 16 years, these schools have helped raise educational attainment for mostly disadvantaged District students in student test scores, as well as high-school graduation, college-acceptance rates and countless other ways not measured by the state test. They also were instrumental in prompting the city to reform DCPS, which also has raised educational attainment in recent years. As we can see from the human tragedy that lies behind the haunting statistics that afflict our children today, there is so much more that needs to be accomplished if we are going to provide children with what they will need to succeed as adults. Strategic planning and collaboration among the adults could further improve teaching and learning outcomes in the District,
including through the informed engagement of parents. However, this requires authentic collaboration to implement a plan and achieve goals regardless of which type of public school—chartered or city-run—is under discussion. Our children come from the same city, the same neighborhoods, and often the same homes across the chartered and traditional public school sectors. We are responsible for each and for all of them, and we should act like it. Planning should encompass utilization of relevant research and best practices that are already tested and proven to raise academic performance. Collaboration around policy development, professional development and—most importantly—sharing public facilities must also be part of the mix. Failing to back education reform with meaningful commitment to the entire city not only shortchanges our children—whom it is costing plenty—but also will cost us all, in whichever part of the city we live. The stakes are high. Adults over the age of 25 without a high-school diploma are three times as likely to be unemployed as their peers who have earned a college degree. Men who fail to graduate high school are 19 times more likely to be incarcerated than their college-educated counterparts. The costs of failing our children are high and borne by all of us, whether they are related to us or not. Investing in our children now is a smart move for everyone. Dr. Ramona Edelin is executive director of the D.C. Association of Chartered Public Schools.
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a motorcycle club comprised of Master Masons. G. Delores
By Shari L. McCoy Special to the AFRO
Rev. Reginald Townsend, associate pastor of 19th Street Baptist
Victory Lodge #23 members Ulysses Barnes, Worshipful Master Robert Ellis, II, Vance Gillian and George Woody
Enjoying the parade are Electa Chapter #6 members Grand Secretary Eunice J. Dingle, Worthy Matron Shari L. McCoy and Jr. Past Matron Kelli J. McCoy-Burkett
Brothers of the Sons of Solomon Motorcycle Club leading the Prince Hall Day parade.
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Ellerbe, Grand Worthy Matron of the Georgiana Thomas Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, PHA of the District of Columbia also delivered remarks.
Church, and a member of the D.C. Affiliation of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge (MWPHGL), Free and Accepted Masons delivered the sermon at the Sept. 9 Prince Hall Americanism Day observance held at the 19th Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The event, the Ricardo Montague, 164th anniversary of Prince Hall Americanism, was Chairman of the a celebration of the life and legacy of Prince Hall, 2012 Prince Hall the founder of Black Masonry. In his message The 2012 Worthy Matron Robin B. Wise, Karen Americanism Day Rev. Townsend urged the Masonic Family to not Robinson, Laura White, Catrice Vandross, Shari L. “dwell on the past and become complacent, but McCoy and Sherry Hython to clarify our focus to do some new things. After all Black Freemasonry is the first society in American history devoted to social, political, and economic improvement of its People,” he said. It was led by The Honorable MacKinnon W. Myers, Most Worshipful Grand Master Worshipful Master Steven L. Jacobs and the brothers of James H. Hill (MWGM) and Lodge #16 during the Prince Hall Americanism Day parade. began with a parade led by the Sons Right Worshipful of Solomon, Deputy Grand Master John T. Doles
Members of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge: MWPGM David A. Williams, MWPGM J. Raymond Murray, RWSGW Norman Campbell, Worshipful Grand Trustee Kermit Bryant, RWSGD Quincy G. Gant, RWGT Floyd Palmer, Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master John T. Doles, Sr., RWGS John W. Joseph RWJGS Steward Anthony Corbit, RWJGW Phillip David Courtesy Photos
Renowned jazz musician Marcus Johnson recently hosted an evening of wine and jazz at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel. At the event, guests listened to the smooth sounds of the Marcus Johnson band and sipped on Johnson’s signature chardonnay and red blend FLO Wine. The beverage is produced by FLO Brands, a lifestyle company created by Johnson.
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Dr. Elsie Scott Named Founding Director of Ronald Walters Center Howard University has named Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D., former president and chief executive of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, as the founding director of the Ronald W. Walters Center. “I am excited to have been selected to be the first director of the Ron Walters Center,” Scott said in a statement. “Dr. Walters was a role model for me as a political scientist. I valued his wise counsel and consider it an honor to have been entrusted with a major role of preserving his legacy.” Scott will spearhead the development of Ronald Walters Center into a focal point for leadership development and public policy research and analysis into the areas of African-American contributions to U.S. national and foreign policy, and the role of African Americans in U.S. presidential and congressional politics. Through seminars, conferences, symposia,
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visiting scholars, executive programs, internships , publications and public events, the Center will play a critical role in developing leaders; providing resources to political leaders, policymakers and nonprofit leaders; and serving as an epicenter for policy discussion on issues critical to the global black community. Between 2006 and 2012, Scott served as president and chief executive of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Previously, she had served as the organization’s vice president for research and programs. Scott led the foundation’s annual legislative conferences, which attract more than 10,000 attendees each year. In addition, Scott successfully launched several foundation initiatives that sought to strengthen the influence of African Americans in public policy development. Scott has enjoyed a distinguished career in federal, local, nonprofit and academic settings. She has served as executive director of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and Deputy Commissioner of Training for the New York City Police Department. She has held senior and supervisory roles in the police departments of Detroit and the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She has also taught political science, urban studies and criminal justice at several universities, including Howard, Rutgers, Central Florida and North Carolina Central.
Maryland First Lady Marries Johansson on the Bay Christian Johansson, Maryland’s Secretary of Business and Economic Development, and Lacey Morley were married by Katie O’Malley, a Baltimore City District Court judge and the state’s first lady, at an Oct. 6 black-tie ceremony at Harrington on the Bay, a marina on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Rose Haven, Md.. The new Mrs. Johansson is a member of the leasing team at St. John Properties. The groom’s parents, Fannie Gaston Johansson, professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Sonny Johansson, a pathology professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center were there along with the bride’s parents, Paul and Barbara Morley, Morley & Morley accountants in Fork, Md. In addition to the state’s first lady, Gov. Martin O’Malley and state Secretary of Appointments Jean C. Hitchock, the audience included family members, locals and friends from far away as Sweden.
“A musical homecoming…an attempt to reclaim what apartheid suppressed.” —The New York Times
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“Hugh Masekela is more musically articulate than ever.” —Mail and Guardian
They flowed from all parts of Africa, south toward the promise of the golden city Johannesburg and a better life. The stories of late-19th century migrant workers shine in this celebration of song and dance that echoes with centuries of indigenous sounds.
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BALTIMORE –The Verizon Foundation has awarded $ 50,000 in grants to combat domestic violence. In an Oct. 4 ceremony Verizon, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Rep. Elijah Cummings (DMd.) marked October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and honored several Maryland nonprofits to combat abuse against youth and adults. The grants were awarded to the After School Dance Fund, the House of Ruth, the Kennedy Foundation.Net, the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence and the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation. “We must do everything we can to prevent domestic violence and hold abusers
accountable for their actions,” said Gansler. “This tragedy often spreads from generation to generation and we must work together to end the cycle of violence through ongoing coordination and collaboration among all segments of the community.” Cummings noted, “Domestic violence affected nearly 18,000 Maryland men, women and children in 2010. This tragedy destroys families and leaves physical, mental and psychological scars for years beyond the actual trauma. This must stop. I am proud to stand with Attorney General Doug Gansler and Verizon today in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month – and to honor these organizations that continue to work hard every day to eradicate this tragedy.”
What’s New and Next in Tech Technology surrounds us in the simplest and most complex areas, making our lives more productive and more connected. And tech is not just for NASA engineers, computer geeks and medical laboratory scientists. Tech is a big part of everybody’s life every day and in every way. It now finds a home with our beloved seniors (just ask my mother who is 78 years young and uses a BlackBerry, personal computer, email and, on occasion, Facebook). Even many of today’s children are adopting a technophobia-free life by playing with educational tech toys. In fact, while socioeconomic issues play a role in how residents in some neighborhoods access information and communications technology, the presence and science of these devices – from cell phones to smartphones, from desktop computers to laptops and now tablets – have grown in mindbending ways. The increasing desire for a “borderless lifestyle” – communication and entertainment where and when they want it--is pushing tech firms to introduce innovative, constantly improving products and services that are easier to tote and have greater, more sophisticated capabilities. Talking, texting, checking email, searching the Internet, watching video and playing games are just the beginning. Today, you can see a person while you are talking with them on the phone; pay bills; watch movies and TV programs; and monitor energy systems and other devices in your residence – whether you’re doing so from your desktop at home or your wireless device – no matter where you are. And this list will only mushroom in the years to come. The Internet truly has transformed the way we work, learn and play. Today, some 2.3 billion people worldwide are connected to the Internet. Network power, processing speeds and storage capacity are increasing at exponential rates. These network-powered innovations--such as increased broadband speeds, sophisticated tablets and smartphones, and secure network applications--have created and empowered a new generation of educated and interactive consumers. The borders that once limited how we interact with each other
have disappeared over the last decade. Consider: Facebook was started in 2004. YouTube hit the Web in 2005. And Twitter was created in 2006. Today’s rapidly changing environment gives us an opportunity to actively support innovation, collaboration and integration. Tomorrow’s applications must flow seamlessly across integrated and intelligent networks to deliver anything to anyone, on any device – securely and reliably. Extending the power of virtually limitless broadband capacity to our customers through fiber is a core element of America’s strategy to fulfill that goal. Again, we have an interesting vantage point at Verizon. The breadth and depth of the businesses we’re in give us a clear view of changing behaviors and future consumption. You might be surprised to know that as much as 70 percent of the world’s Internet traffic moves across our global network. And, as we review that activity--both in the U.S. and globally – we’re seeing some interesting things: Within the next two years, the average connected U.S. home will have 15 devices communicating in real-time and seamlessly to the Internet and demand is doubling every year. In the three years since Congress authorized the healthcare bill, we’ve seen 57 percent of physicians adopt electronic medical records. Still, technology has yet to truly transform healthcare. We still have incompatible systems, poor interfaces and licensing and security issues. And, America’s $2.3 trillion bill for healthcare is still rising. Global IP traffic is growing at a compound annual rate of 32 percent--basically quadrupling between 2010 and 2015. Video is the big driver here. In this and future columns, I hope to provide helpful information that will explain the tech instruments, issues and industry in a language we all can understand so that more of us are able to reach our tech potential.
“…many of today’s children are adopting a technophobiafree life by playing with educational tech toys.”
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Question 7 won’t guarantee minority jobs
We’ve heard the empty promises about jobs. But here are the facts about Question 7: Fact # 1 – Almost 90% of Maryland construction workers won’t even be eligible to apply for a construction job at the site. Fact # 2 – When National Harbor was built, less than 4% of the contracts went to local, minority-owned businesses. That’s why the Prince George’s County Business and Contractors Association opposes Question 7. Fact # 3 – The Baltimore Sun says Question 7 is “a bad deal for Maryland.” (Editorial, 9/7/12)
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Defense, Special Teams Lead Howard over FAMU By Ed Hill Jr. Special to the AFRO Howard University parlayed a rugged defense, some outstanding special teams play and the consistent running of senior running back Terrence Leffall into a 17-10 win over Florida A&M University (FAMU) in a key Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Oct. 6 at Greene Stadium in Washington, D.C. The stakes were high for both teams. The Rattlers (2-4, 2-1 MEAC) got on the board first when sophomore quarterback Damien Fleming put together a 10-play, 80-yard drive that was capped off with a beautifully thrown, sevenyard touchdown pass to sophomore receiver Lenworth Lennon on a fade route in the deep right corner of the end zone. During the drive, Fleming was able to extend several plays with his ability to run and find secondary receivers. Sophomore kicker Chase Varnadore split the uprights and Florida A&M led 7-0 with 3:20 left in the first quarter. Howard (4-1, 3-0 MEAC) responded with a short drive of its own, until Florida A&M’s defense stiffened and the Bison had to settle for a 48-yard field goal by freshman John Fleck at the 14:11 mark. From there, the Howard defense, led by senior All-American Keith Pough, began to
take over, constantly pressuring Fleming into errant throws and sacking him five times. The defense allowed the Bison to play a field position game, and the offense capitalized when sophomore quarterback Greg McGhee connected with junior tight end David Wilson from 31 yards to give Howard a 10-7 lead at the half. “We did a good job of containing their receivers,” said Howard Coach Gary Harrell. “That is the strength of their team, so we put great emphasis on that.” Florida A&M was able to tie the game at 10-10 early in the third quarter when Varnadore connected from 34 yards out with 12:45 left. In a tightly-played game dictated by the defenses, special teams play suddenly became the deciding factor. Junior Brandon Flanagan made what turned out to be a pivotal play when he returned a FAMU punt 42 yards deep in Rattler territory. It took the Bison four plays to score as McGhee capped it off with a one-yard quarterback sneak with 3:36
in the third quarter. “It all starts in practice,” sad McGhee, who played an efficient game in his first start of the season, completing 13 of 20 passes for 120 yards, a touchdown and the team’s first interception of the season. “We just had to be patient and stay with the game plan. The defense and special teams were outstanding.” The talented Rattler offense tested the Bison defense several times in the fourth quarter but each time, the defense would come up big and Fleck could not have waited for a better time to have the best game of his young career. The freshman from Indianapolis averaged almost 48 yards on six punts, with four landing inside the FAMU 20yard line, including a career-best 60-yarder that pinned the Rattlers at their own one-yard line on their last possession. Pough came into the game needing 3.5 tackles for losses to break the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly 1-AA) career record of 65. He now has 66. The
6-foot, 3-inch, 235-pound red-shirt senior tallied 17 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a recovered fumble in what was one of the best performances of his career. “My thinking coming into the game was to not think about breaking or setting records,” said Pough. “It’s about team defense. I want to thank God, the defensive line, the defensive secondary and the coaches for this victory. It is an unbelievable feeling being 3-0 in the MEAC.” Leffall, a 5-foot,10-inch senior from Stone Mountain, Ga. did not find the end zone, but his ability to run between the tackles and set up second and third and short on several possessions, proved to be a key as he finished with 104 yards on 22 carries. “It was great to be back out there,” said Leffall, who rushed for over 100 yards in his only other game this season. “I just wanted to come in and hit the ground running.” “We ran the ball effectively, not like we wanted to,” Harrell said. “But it’s our strength and we will continue to commit to that. Terrence is our guy and we feel confident with him running the ball.” Howard advanced to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the MEAC for the first time in years, and will try to extend its success on Oct. 13 when they face another MEAC foe, North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C.
Woodson Edges Anacostia in Shootout as Teams Combine for 88 Points By Stephen D. Riley Special to the AFRO
Against a slate of the nation’s top ranked schools, the H.D. Woodson Warriors limped to a 0-4 start, scoring just 40 points total in the season’s opening month.
However, things have gotten back to normal over the past few weeks as the Warriors began conference play in the DCIAA. Since their slow start, Woodson has scored 80 points in its last two games. The success may be due to
the experience from a rough start, or because of the play of sophomore quarterback Bobby Enoch, whose 43yard bomb to Deandre Payne pushed the Warriors to their second straight win in a 48-40 shootout win at home over the Anacostia Indians on Oct. 5. Enoch was impressive for most of the night, but two costly turnovers allowed Anacostia to stay close before the sophomore signal caller finally delivered the knockout blow with two minutes remaining. On a crystal clear night in the District, the schools slogged through a sloppy first half, combining for seven turnovers. Despite Woodson outgaining Anacostia by over 100 yards in the opening
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quarters, the Warriors only led 24-20 by halftime. A 35-yard pass from senior quarterback Dequan Turner to junior running back Laquan Barber gave Anacostia a brief lead of 26-24 with 7:38 left in the third quarter, but Woodson would run off 16 straight points before taking a 40-26 advantage late into the fourth quarter. With Woodson beginning to relax, Anacostia took
full advantage, using good field position and a 35-yard drive to close the gap to 4032. Enoch fumbled on the ensuing drive and Anacostia defensive lineman Travis Reed returned the ball to the Woodson eight-yard line. Turner and senior Tyray Johnson connected on the next two plays to even the score at 40-40 with 6:47 left. Both schools stalled on their next offensive possessions before Enoch found Payne streaking behind Anacostia’s defense. The Woodson crowd erupted into a collective roar as Payne backpedaled into the end zone. Turner’s last pass was intercepted, and a high-flying rivalry game was finally finished.
“We have a lot of work to do,” Woodson head coach Greg Fuller said afterward. “We have to manage the game the way it should be managed.” Fuller was furious with the performance of his defense, but said he was pleased with the play of his offense and his star quarterback, who shared his coach’s thoughts. “It was a good game,” Enoch said. “We executed. We could’ve [done] better but we came out with the win.” Woodson will face Spingarn on Oct. 12, while Anacostia lost to Archbishop Carroll, 29-8, in the Oct. 8 completion of a Sept. 8 game that was suspended due to heavy rains.
Tennessee State Remains No. 1 in HBCU Football Boxtorow HBCU Football Weekly Power Rankings By Donal Ware Special to the AFRO
Steven Reineke, conductor Kick off the 2012–2013 NSO Pops Season with singer-songwriter Roberta Flack conducted by Steven Reineke! The Grammy Award winner brings her folk, soul, and jazz styles to hits by The Beatles, as well as some of her favorite tunes. ®
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The Tennessee State Tigers are the real deal. The Tigers came from 10 points behind in the fourth quarter to defeat Eastern Kentucky 23-20 to retain the top spot in both the Boxtorow national media and coaches polls. The Tigers remain undefeated and are now 2-0 in the OVC. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Michael German’s one-yard touchdown run with eight seconds remaining was the difference in the game. The Tigers received 18 of 20 first place votes from the media and for the third-straight week were a unanimous selection of the coaches. In the coaches’ poll, spots No. 1 – 4 remained the same with Alabama A&M, Bethune-Cookman and Howard all winning. Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Alabama State both won this week, but the two traded spots as the Golden Lions are No. 5 this week and the Hornets No. 6. UAPB defeated ASU 2421 two weeks ago. The North Carolina Central Eagles entered the coaches’ poll for the first
time this year after defeating South Carolina State 40-10 in the Circle City Classic. The Delaware State Hornets reentered the poll after a 2017 victory over Norfolk State. Both South Carolina State and Norfolk State dropped out of the poll. In the media poll, the top five spots –Tennessee State, Alabama A&M, last year’s champion Winston-Salem State, Bethune-Cookman and Howard – remained unchanged from last week. Similar to the coaches’ poll, UAPB traded places with Miles and move to No. 7 while the Golden Bears move to No. 8. One point separated the two teams last week. Tuskegee moved up one spot to No. 9 while North Carolina Central moves into the media poll for the first time ever, debuting at No. 10. This also marks the first time since Boxtorow began conducting the coaches (2009) and media (2007) polls that South Carolina State has not been in either poll. The Boxtorow HBCU FCS coaches’ and media polls are administered by FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW. The coaches’ poll is voted on by the HBCU Football Championship Subdivision coaches and the
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2012 Boxtorow HBCU Football Media Top 10 Poll Week 6 (Records through October 6)
Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
School Tennessee State (18) Alabama A&M (1) Winston-Salem State (1)* Bethune-Cookman Howard Alabama State Arkansas-Pine Bluff Miles Tuskegee North Carolina Central
W-L 6-0 6-0 6-0 4-2 4-1 4-2 4-2 5-1 4-1 3-2
Pts. 198 173 160 141 116 93 76 55 44 21
LW 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 7 10 NR
Other receiving votes: Morgan State (3-2) 10 votes, Fort Valley State (4-2) 9, Delaware State (2-3) 4, Saint Augustine’s (4-2) 3, South Carolina State (2-4) 4, Jackson State (2-4) 3.
2012 Boxtorow FCS HBCU Football Coaches Poll Week 6 (Records through October 6)
Rank School W-L Pts. Previous Week 1. Tennessee State (16) 6-0 160 1 2. Alabama A&M 6-0 144 2 3. Bethune-Cookman 4-2 127 3 4. Howard 4-1 109 4 5. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 4-2 83 6 6. Alabama State 4-2 81 5 7. Morgan State 3-2 60 8 8. North Carolina Central 3-2 34 NR 9. Delaware State 2-3 21 NR 10. North Carolina A&T 2-3 14 9 Others receiving votes: South Carolina State (2-4) 8 votes, Florida A&M (2-4) 5, Norfolk State** (2-4) 4, Jackson State (2-4) 2, Southern (2-3) 2, Alcorn State (2-4) 1. *Defending HBCU National Champion (Media) ** Defending HBCU National Champion (Coaches)
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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION 2012 ADM 929 CLEO H. COAKLEY Name of Decedent Brenda L. Hopkins, Esq. 3724 12th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20017 Name and Address of Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTEMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Ira H. Coakley, whose address is 11515 Prospect Place, Glenn Dale, Maryland 20769 was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Cleo H. Coakley who died on August 23, 2012 with a Will and will service without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent’s Will) shall be filed With the Register of Wills, D.C., Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before 4-5-13. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before 4-5-13, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship.
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION 2012 ADM 910 DOROTHY MAE RICHARDSON CHRISTIAN Name of Decedent Nathan A. Neal, Attorney at Law 3108 Cherry Road, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20012 Name and Address of Attorney
Date of first publication: 10-5-12 Ira H. Coakly Personal Representative To be signed by Personal Representative Telephone Number of Personal Representative 202-329-5826 Name of newspaper and/or periodical: Washington Law Reporter Washington Afro American TRUE TEST COPY Register of Wills 10-5, 10-12, 10-19
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION 2012 ADM 930 JAMES MARTIN HOLLINS JR. Name of Decedent James R. Holloway, Esq. 1425 K Street, N.W., Suite 350 Washington, D.C. 20005 Name and Address of Attorney
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Darryl R. Hollis, whose address is 5329 2nd Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20011 was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of James Martin Hollis, Jr. who died on July 29, 2012 without a Will and will service without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed With the Register of Wills, D.C., Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before 4-5-13. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before 4-5-13, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of first publication: 10-5-12 Name of newspaper and/or periodical: DWLR Washington Afro American Darryl R. Hollis Personal Representative To be signed by Personal Representative 202-413-0931 Telephone Number of Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY Register of Wills 10-5, 10-12, 10-19
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Erik Patrick Christian, who address is 1729 Juniper Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20012 was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Dorothy Mae Richardson Christian who died on May 30, 2012 with a Will and will service without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent’s Will) shall be filed With the Register of Wills, D.C., Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before 4-5-13. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before 4-5-13, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of first publication: 10-5-12 Erik Patrick Christian Personal Representative To be signed by Personal Representative 202-203-9558 Telephone Number of Personal Representative Name of newspaper and/or periodical: Daily Washington Law Reporter Washington Afro-American Newspaper TRUE TEST COPY Register of Wills 10-5, 10-12, 10-19 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION 2012 ADM 845 JAMES T. SHAW Name of Decedent Name and Address of Attorney
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Nathan A. Neal, Esq., whose address is 3108 Cherry Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20018 was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of James T. Shaw who died on August 21, 2012 without a Will and will service with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed With the Register of Wills, D.C., Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before 4-5-13. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before 4-5-13, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of first publication: 10-5-12 Nathan A. Neal Personal Representative To be signed by Personal Representative 202-427-4981 Telephone Number of Personal Representative Name of newspaper and/or periodical: Washington Afro-American Newspaper Daily Washington Law Reporter TRUE TEST COPY Register of Wills 10-5, 10-12, 10-19 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION 2012 ADM 921 Mamie R. Lewis Name of Decedent James E. McCollum, Jr. 7309 Baltimore Ave., Suite 117 College Park, Maryland 20740 Name and Address of Attorney
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Steven Gill, whose address is 1314 Greenmont Drive, Waldorf, Maryland 20601 was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Mamie R. Lewis who died on August 21, 2011 without a Will and will service without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed With the Register of Wills, D.C., Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before 4-5-13. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before 4-5-13, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its publication shall so inform
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Date of first publication: 10-5-12 Stephen M. Gill Personal Representative To be signed by Personal Representative 301-893-2234 Telephone Number of Personal Representative Name of newspaper and/or periodical: Washington Afro-American Newspaper Daily Washington Law Reporter TRUE TEST COPY Register of Wills 10-5, 10-12, 10-19 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Administration No. 915 LOUIS EAST AKA LOUISE BROWN Name of Decedent Attorney Ethel Mitchell, Wills and Trust LLC 1050 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1045 Washington, D.C. 20036 Name and Address of Attorney
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Arthur Lee Scott Jr., whose address is 2506 Goldenrod Court, Waldorf, MD. 20603 was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Louise East aka Louise Brown, who died on May 29, 2012 without a Will and will service without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed With the Register of Wills, D.C., 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before 4-5-13. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before 4-5-13, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of first publication: 10-5-12 Arthur Lee Scott Jr. Personal Representative To be signed by Personal Representative Telephone Number of Personal Representative Name of newspaper and/or periodical: Washington Daily Law Reporter Washington Afro-American Newspaper TRUE TEST COPY Register of Wills 10-5, 10-12, 10-19 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION 2012 ADM 901 JOSEPH YINGLING Name of Decedent Wesley L. Clarke 1629 K Street, Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 200O6 Name and Address of Attorney
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Raphael Yingling, whose address is 8215 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854 was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Joseph Yingling, who died on August 15, 2012 without a Will and will service without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed With the Register of Wills, D.C., Building A, 515 5th Street N.W., 3rd floor, Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before 4-5-13. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before 4-5-13, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of first publication: 10-5-12 Raphael Yingling Personal Representative To be signed by Personal Representative 202-257-9730 Telephone Number of Personal Representative Name of newspaper and/or periodical: Washington Daily Law Reporter Washington Afro-American Newspaper TRUE TEST COPY Register of Wills 10-5, 10-12, 10-19 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION 2012 FEP 95 WILLIAM HATHAWAY MANSFIELD, JR. Name of Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE OF CREDITORS Cheryl Mansfield-Egans whose address is 5226 Village Springs Drive, Kingwood, Texas 77339 was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of William Hathaway Mansfield Jr. deceased, by the Orphans Court for Prince George’s County, State of Maryland, on September 18, 2012. Service of process may be made upon
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LEGAL NOTICES Thomas L. Campbell, Esq., 3807 Minnesota Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20019 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned District of Columbia real property: (Strike preceding sentence if no personal property). 2125 Quincy Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20018 . The decedent owned District of Columbia persona property. (Strike preceding sentence if no personal property). Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with a copy to the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd floor, Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. Date of first publication: 10-5-12 Cheryl Mansfield-Egans Personal Representative To be signed by Personal Representative 1-281-360-6729 Telephone Number of Personal Representative Name of newspaper and/or periodical: Washington Afro-American Newspaper Washington Law Reporter TRUE TEST COPY Register of Wills 10-5, 10-12, 10-19 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION 2012 FEP 94 INEZ M. HALE Name of Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE OF CREDITORS Larry I Hale whose address is 1250 Booker Terrace, Seat Pleasant, MD 20743 was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Inez M. Hale, deceased, by the Probate Court for Prince George’s County, State of Maryland, on August 10, 2009. Service of process may be made upon Vivian E. Owens, 765 Wheeler Hill Drive, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20032 whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, D.C. The decedent owned the following District of Columbia
LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES real property: (Strike preceding sentence if no real estate) 5325 Central Ave., N.E. Washington, D.C.. The decedent owned District of Columbia real property: (Strike preceding sentence if no personal property). Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with a copy to the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, Building A, 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd floor, Washington, D.C. 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. Date of first publication: 10-5-12 Larry I. Hale Personal Representative To be signed by Personal Representative 301-543-0831 Telephone Number of Personal Representative Name of newspaper and/or periodical: Washington Afro-American Newspaper Daily Washington Law Reporter TRUE TEST COPY Register of Wills 10-5, 10-12, 10-19 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 500 INDIANA AVENUE, N.W. WASHINGTON, D.C. 20001 CIVIL DIVISION Case No. CA 7296-2012 In re: Brian Keith Davis Jr. APPLICANT’S FULL NAME ORDER OF PUBLICATION Pursuant to Civil Rule 205 and D.C. Code §§ 16-2501, 2502 and 2503 Brian Keith Davis Jr. having filed an application for judgment changing the name from Brian Keith Davis Jr. to Angel Marylin Rose and having applied to the Court for an Order of Publication of notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 7th day of September 2012, hereby ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in The Washington Afro-American a newspaper of general circulation of the District of Columbia; and it is further ORDERED, that publication must begin no later than 12 days after the filing of the application; and it is further
ORDERED, that the FINAL HEARING on this application to change name will be held in Judge-in-Chambers, Room 4220 in the District of Columbia at 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001, on the 26th day of October, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. If any person desires to oppose this application, that person or his or her attorney must be present at the hearing or file written detailed objections five (5) business days in advance of the hearing with Judge-inChambers and mail a copy to the applicant or applicant’s counsel; and it is further ORDERED, that: (Check all that apply) [ ] the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the applicant’s creditors personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/declaration of service.  the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the D.C. Chief of Police, 300 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Room 5080, Washington, D.C. 20001, the Department of Corrections and the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/declaration of service. [ ] the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the current probation, parole or supervisory release officer personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filing the affidavit/ declaration of service. [ ] if incarcerated in a jurisdiction other that the District of Columbia, the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the Federal Bureau of Prisons personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service of mailing by filing the affidavit/declaration of service. [ ] the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the Bankruptcy Court personally or by registered or certified mail and show proof of service by filling the affidavit/declaration of service. [ ] the applicant must send the application for change of name and notice of final hearing to the
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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM492 Estate of Caroline Lolita French aka Caroline French Deceased NOTICE OF STANDARD PROBATE
Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Beverly Wiggs for standard probate, including the appointment of one or more personal representative. Unless a complaint or an objection in accordance with Superior Court Probate Division Rule 407 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, the Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. 0 Admit to probate the will dated July 26, 1994 exhibited with the petition upon proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution by affidavit of witnesses or otherwise 0 appoint an unsupervised personal representative Register of Wills Clerk of the Probate Division Date of First Publication October 12, 2012 Names of Newspapers: Washington Law Reporter Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Wesley Clarke, Esq 1629 K Street NW Suite 300 Washington DC 20036 Signature of Petitioners/Attorney 10/12, 10/19
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This matter is before the Court upon consideration of Plaintiff Motion to Allow Service by Publication or Posting, filed on September 20, 2012. The Plaintiff filed a Complaint for Absolute Divorce on June 19, 2012. The Plaintiff, through counsel, stated that she and the Defendant last lived together on June 1, 2003 in Washington DC. The Plaintiff stated that her last contact with the Defendant was in May 2008. She averred that she is unaware of the Defendant’s current whereabouts. In her Motion to Allow Service by Publication, the Plaintiff’s counsel has set forth, under oath the efforts that have been made to ascertain the Defendant’s present. Before Order allowing Service by Publication may be issued, the Plaintiff must demonstrate that she has made a diligent but futile effort to locate the Defendant, and must furnish the Court with the following: (1) the time and place at which the parties last resided together; (2) the last time the parties were in contact with each other; (3) the name and address of the last employer of the Defendant either during the time the parties resided together or at a later time if known to the Plaintiff; (4) the names and addresses of those relatives known to be close to the Defendant; and (5) any other information which could furnish a fruitful basis for further inquiry by one truly bent on learning the present whereabouts of the Defendant. From such basic information, The Plaintiff should then detail for the Court the particular efforts which have been made in the effort to ascertain the Defendant’s present address. Bearstop v. Bearstop, 377 A.2d 405, 408 (D.C. 1977) The Plaintiff also must comply with D.C. Code § 13-338’ requirement that a summons be issued and returned “not to be found.” In addition , § 13-338 requires that “the non residence of the Defendant or his absence for at least six months is proved by affidavit to the satisfaction of the court.” D.C. Code § 13-338 (1996). In this case, the Court finds that the Plaintiff has performed a diligent search. The Plaintiff has provided the court with the time of her last contact with the Defendant, which occurred in May 2008. On August 17, 2012 the Plaintiff’s counsel attempted to contact the Defendant at his last known telephone number. The Plaintiff counsel averred that the person who answered this phone call stated that “no one by that 10:20:08 n a m e l iEDT v e s h2012 ere.” The Plaintiff’s counsel called
“411” in an attempt to procure the Defendant’s current telephone number and was told by the operator that “there was no listing for the Defendant that can be disclosed to the public.” The Plaintiff counsel made contact with the Defendant’s godmother, but the Defendant’s godmother was unable to provide information concerning the Defendant’s whereabouts or contact information. The Plaintiffs counsel stated that she could not contact a last known employer of the Defendant because the Plaintiff does not know the name or contact information of the company by which the Defendant was employed during their relationship. The Plaintiff’s counsel also conducted an inquiry of jails and prisons and has determined that the Defendant is not incarcerated. On August 21, 2012, the Plaintiff’s counsel received written notification from each branch of the military certifying that the Defendant’s is not an active duty member of the military. On September 7, 2012, the Plaintiff’s counsel received written notification from the United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, confirming that the Defendant is not and has never been a commissioned offer therein. D.C. Code §13-338, the Plaintiff provided the court with proof of a Summons being sent via certified mail to the Defendant´s last known address. On July 28, 2012, the Plaintiff’s counsel mailed a copy of the Summons and Complaint to the Defendant’s last known address at 1218 Randolph Street N.E. Washington DC 20017. The certified mail receipt was returned as undelivered to the Plaintiff’s counsel. Plaintiff’s counsel mailed the Summons and Complaint a second time to this address on August 7, 2012, but this attempt was unsuccessful and the mailing was returned to Plaintiff’s counsel marked “unable to forward”. Despite all of her aforementioned efforts, the Plaintiff has not been able to ascertain the whereabouts of the Defendant. Based on the foregoing, the Court finds that the Plaintiff has made diligent efforts to locate the Defendant. Accordingly, it is this 28th day of September, 2012, hereby ORDERED that the Plaintiff’s Motion to Allow Service by Publication is GRANTED; it is FURTHER ORDERED that the Plaintiff shall publish a notice of the Defendant in the Washington Law Reporter and the Afro-American Newspaper once a week for three consecutive weeks and it is FURTHER ORDERED the parties shall appear for a status hearing on October 22, 2012 at 9:30am in Courtroom JM-7. Failure to appear my result in the issuance of a default, a dismissal, or sanctions. Danya A. Dayson,
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ASSOCIATE JUDGE NOTICE TO 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Larry T. Malloy, whose address is 4314 Southern Avenue SE, Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Sallie Mae Butler, who died on November 27, 2008 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before April 12, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before April 12, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: October 12, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Larry T. Malloy Personal Representative 301-343-7909 TRUE TEST COPY TYPESET: Oct 09 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM938 George Letsa Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Shawnee Letsa, whose address is 3209 13th Street NE, Washington DC 20017 was appointed personal representative of the estate of George Letsa, who died on September 16, 2012 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before April 12, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before April 12, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: October 12, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Shawnee Letsa Personal Representative 202-526-6165 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM925 Thelma W. Lewis Decedent Winfred R. Mundle Sr. Esq 901 6th Street SW 314A Washington DC 20024 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM47 Eugene H. Michael aka Eugene Henry Michael Decedent Larry C. Williams 1100 G Street NW Suite 1050 Washington DC 20005 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM968 Jeanne P. Brown Decedent Attorney Ethel Mitchell, Wills and Trusts LLC Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Cynthia Williams (formerly Cynthia Denice McGutherie), whose address is 15608 Everglade Lane #202, Bowie MD 20716 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Thelma W. Lewis, who died on July 11, 2012 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before April 12, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before April 12, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: October 12, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Cynthia Williams formerlyCynthia Denice McGutherie Personal Representative 301-875-1787 TRUE TEST COPY 10:22:09 EDT 2012 TYPESET: Oct 09 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM964 Wilbert James Wilson Decedent Gloria Johnson 1300 Mercantle Lane #139 Largo, MD 20772 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Marian Olivia Baylor, whose address is 1333 Savannah Street, SE Apt 4 Washington DC 20032 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Wilbert James Wilson, who died on June 1, 2012 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before April 12, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before April 12, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: October 12, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Marian Olivia Baylor Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OFTue WILLS TYPESET: Oct 09 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
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Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM960 Harriet C. White Decedent NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Joseph F. Edwards, whose address is 1521 S Street NW Washington DC 20009 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Harriet C. White, who died on August 23, 2012 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs a n d h e i r s w h o s e whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before April 12, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before April 12, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: October 12, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter October 12, 2012 Personal Representative 202-462-3455 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
Chantal Madden, whose address is 1316 Gallatin Street NW 20011 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Eugene H. Michael aka Eugene Henry Michael, who died on January 18, 2012 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before April 12, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before April 12, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: October 12, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Chantal Madden Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY 10:22:32 TYPESET: EDT 2012 Oct 09 REGISTER OFTue WILLS 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
Superior Court of the District of District of Columbia PROBATE DIVISION Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 Administration No. 2012ADM495 Ernest Lesesne Decedent Ryan Edwards Costello & Edwards LLC 5845 Allentown Rd Camp Springs MD 20746 Attorney NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Amber Lesesne, whose address is 3670 Hayes Street NE, Apt 103 Washington DC 20019 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Ernest Lesesne, who died on June 25, 2010 without a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before April 12, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before April 12, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: October 12, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Amber Lesesne Personal Representative 10:22:54 EDT 2012 202-396-2072 907-0803 TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS TYPESET: Tue Oct 09 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
Superior Court of the District of Columbia Civil Division Case No. 2012FSP397 IN RE: Sade’ Sonora Marshall Robinson Applicant ORDER OF PUBLICATION CHANGE OF NAME
Sade’ Sonora Marshall Robinson having filed a complaint for judgment changing Sade’ Sonora Marshall Robinson name to Sade’ Sonora Mashall and having applied to the court for an Order of Publication of the notice required by law in such cases; it is by the Court this 28th day of September 2012, hereby. ORDERED, that all persons concerned show cause, if any there be, on or before the 12th day of November 2012, why the prayers of said complaint should not be granted; provided that a copy of this order be published once a week for three consecutive weeks before said day in the Afro-American. JUDGE A TRUE COPY TEST: 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
Mark Anthony Brown, whose address is 15212 Jennings Lane, Bowie MD 20721 was appointed personal representative of the estate of Jeanne P. Brown, who died on August 21, 2012 with a Will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment (or to the probate of decedent´s will) shall be filed with the Register of Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, D.C. 20001, on or before April 12, 2013. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before April 12, 2013, or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Date of Publication: October 12, 2012 Name of newspaper: Afro-American Washington Law Reporter Mark Anthony Brown Personal Representative TRUE TEST COPY REGISTER OF WILLS 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
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District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) REQUEST FOR COMBINED QUALIFICATIONS STATEMENTS AND TECHNICAL PROPOSALS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT - TUNNEL DEWATERING PUMP STATION AND ENHANCED CLARIFICATION FACILITY DESIGN BUILD CONTRACT DCFA #450-WSA The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) requests the submittal of Combined Qualifications Statements and Technical Proposals for the performance of professional engineering and related services under the proposed agreement. The selected engineering firm, project team of engineering firms, or joint venture, will provide construction management services for a design-build contract for the Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station and Enhanced Clarification Facility. The scope of work will include construction management and related engineering services including reviews during the design phase, assistance during the negotiation phase, and management during the construction phase including office engineering, preparation and negotiation of change orders, resident engineering and inspection, quality assurance, material testing, claim management, and EPA grant closeouts, if applicable. The agreement resulting from this Request for Qualifications/Proposals will be subject to a Fair Share Objective for Minority and Women´s Business Enterprises participation in this work of 28% and 4%, respectively. The program requirements are defined in the EPA´s Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurement under EPA Financial Assistance Agreements - May 27, 2008. The proposed project specific Business Development Plan shall address achievement of the Fair Share Objective participation. Interested firms should contact Ms. Senail Manley directly on (202)-787-2363, by facsimile number (202)-787-2453, or by e-mail - email@example.com, to obtain a more detailed Request for Qualifications Statements and Technical Proposals, including a brief scope of work. Request must refer to DCFA #450-WSA. Qualification Tue Statements Technical Proposals TYPESET: Oct 09and 13:17:59 EDT 2012 are due November 13, 2012 no later than COB 4:00 PM EST.
St. Mary´s County Metropolitan Commission Invitation for Bids Automated Meter Reading Implementation Project # WO1112 The St. Mary´s County Metropolitan Commission is soliciting bids for a water meter installation project. This project consists of the replacement of direct read water meters with new AMR (Automated Meter Reading) meters, replacement of existing touch-read modules with new AMR interfaces and installation of new AMR meters at non-metered locations. The Project includes work to be performed in approximately 103 subdivisions and commercial properties located in the St. Mary´s County, Maryland. Approximately 10,700 water customer accounts will be converted to the new AMR system which includes residential, commercial and government properties. Meter sizes to be converted range in size from 5/8” - 6”. The Contractor is required to perform necessary administration and management functions to ensure proper data flow from the field installation to the Commission´s Customer Service Billing Software. Data to be collected and provided to the Commission includes but is not limited to Field surveys, meter locations and meter data. This project is fully funded by the Maryland Water Quality and Drinking Water Funding Programs; therefore Davis Bacon Act and MBE/WBE requirements must be met. Bidders must perform and document their performance of all affirmative steps required by the Maryland Department of the Environment Minority and Women´s Business Enterprise program to be considered for the Contract. Bidders are encouraged to break down the work into smaller segments and tasks in order to increase minority subcontractor participation. Documentation must be included in the proposal package and submitted on the date provided herein. Failure to provide documentation with the bid package will result in the bid being declared nonresponsive. A Pre-Bid conference will be held on October 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time at the Administrative Office of the Commission to answer any questions concerning the Bid Documents. All potential Bidders are encouraged, but not required to attend. Attendance is strongly recommended due to the nature of the project. One original and three (3) copies of all bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes bearing the company name, legal address, the project title for which the bid is submitted and the date advertised for opening bids. Sealed bids must be addressed to Joy Hamlet, Procurement Agent, St. Mary´s County Metropolitan Commission, and clearly marked ”SEALED BID FOR AUTOMATED METER READING IMPLEMENTATION, CONTRACT #WO1112” and must be received by the Administrative Office of the Commission, 23121 Camden Way, California, Maryland 20619, no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, November 27, 2012 at which time the bids will be publicly opened. At that time, only the bidder´s name will be publicly announced; price proposals will not be provided. Cost of the bid package is $100.00 per set. Bid packages will be available for purchase and review at the Administrative Office beginning October 16, 2012 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Bid Packages may be purchased by check, money order, Visa or MasterCard. Checks should be made payable to ”St. Mary´s County Metropolitan Commission”. Bid packages may also be mailed upon receipt of payment plus an additional mailing fee of $30.00, or by providing their company´s UPS or Federal Express account number. Inquiries concerning Contract Documents should be directed to Joy Hamlet, Procurement Agent at 301-737-7400, Extension 222 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ralph Moore, Procurement Assistant at extension 215 or at email@example.com. The St. Mary´s Metropolitan Commission reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive any informality in the proposals submitted when such waiver is in the best interest of the Owner. The St. Mary´s County Metropolitan Commission does not discriminate on the basis of race, marital status, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental handicap, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.
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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FAMILY COURT DOMESTIC RELATIONS BRANCH Docket Number. 2012DRB2062 Judge Danya A. Dayson Mimi Achu. Plaintiff. vs. Stanley C. Thomas, Defendant. ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO SERVE PUBLICATION
“411” in an attempt to procure theSuperior Defendant’s current Court oftelephonethe number and of was told District by the operator that “there District of Columbia was no listing for the DefenPROBATE DIVISION dant that can be disclosed to theWashington, public.” The D.C. Plaintiff counsel made contact with 20001-2131 the Defendant’s godmother, Administration No. but the Defendant’s god2012ADM944 mother was unable to proJesse Myers concerning vide information Decedent t h e D e f e n d a n t ’ s Theodora whereaboutsH.orBrown contact information. Esq The Plaintiffs counsel stated Law Office of that she could not contact a Theodora H. Brown, last known employer of the PLLC Defendant because the 3127 Cherry Road NEthe Plaintiff does not know Washington DC 20018 name or contact information of the company by which the Attorney Defendant was OF employed NOTICE during their relationship. The APPOINTMENT, Plaintiff’s counsel also conNOTICE TO ducted an inquiry of jails and CREDITORS prisons and has determined thatAND the NOTICE DefendantTO is not UNKNOWN incarcerated. On HEIRS August 21, Nivies l. Forgy, whose ad2012, the Plaintiff’s counsel dress is 5806 67thnotification Avenue, received written Riverdale, MD 20737 from each branch of thewas miliappointed personal tary certifying that the repreDefensentative of the estateduty of dant’s is not an active Jesse Myers, who died on member of the military. On February 9, 2012 with a Will, September 7, 2012, the and will serve without Court Plaintiff’s counsel received supervision. All unknown written notification from the hUnited e i r s aStates n d h Department eirs whose of whereabouts are unknown Commerce, National Oceshall appearance a n i center a n dtheir Atm ospheric in this proceeding. ObjecAdministration, confirming tions to such appointment (or that the Defendant is not and to thenever probate of decedent´s has been a commiswill) shall betherein. filed with the sioned offer Register of Wills, D.C., 515 D.C. Code §13-338, the 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Plaintiff provided the Floor court Washington, 20001, beon with proof of D.C. a Summons or 12, mail 2013. ingbefore sent viaApril certified to Claims against thelast decedent the Defendant´s known shall be presented the address. On July 28,to2012, undersigned a copy to the Plaintiff’swith counsel mailed the Register Wills or filed a copy of theofSummons and with the Register Wills with Complaint to the of Defendant’s alast copy to the address undersigned, on known at 1218 or R before a n d o lApril p h 12, S t r2013, e e t or N .be E. forever barred. Washington DCPersons 20017. beThe lieved to be heirs or legatees certified mail receipt was reof the decedent who do turned as undelivered to not the receive a copy of this notice Plaintiff’s counsel. Plaintiff’s by mail within 25 days its counsel mailed the of Sumfirst publication shall so inmons and Complaint a secform the Register of Wills, ond time to this address on including name, August 7, 2012,address but thisand atrelationship. tempt was unsuccessful and Date of Publication: the mailing was returned to October 12,counsel 2012 Plaintiff’s marked Name of to newspaper: “unable forward”. Afro-American Despite all of her Washington Law efforts, the aforementioned Reporter Plaintiff has not been able to L. Forgy ascertain the Nivies whereabouts of Personal the Defendant. Based on theRepresentative foregoing, the 301-577-1475 Court finds that the Plaintiff TRUE TESTdiligent COPY efforts to has made TYPESET: Oct 09 REGISTER OFTue WILLS locate the Defendant. 10/12, 10/26 Accordingly, it is10/19, this 28th day of September, 2012, hereby ORDERED that the Plaintiff’s Superior Court of Motion to Allow Service by the District of Publication is GRANTED; of Columbia it District is PROBATE DIVISIONthat FURTHER ORDERED D.C. a theWashington, Plaintiff shall publish notice of the Defendant in the 20001-2131 Washington Law Reporter Administration No. a n d 2012ADM953 the Afro-American Newspaper once a week for Sallie Mae Butler three consecutive weeks and Decedent it is James E. McCollum FURTHER ORDERED Jr the partiesBaltimore shall appearAve for a sta7309 tus hearing Suite 117 on October 22, 2012 at 9:30am Courtroom College Park in MD JM-7. Failure to appear my 20740 result in the issuance of a deAttorney fault, a dismissal, or sanctions. NOTICE OF Danya A. Dayson, APPOINTMENT,
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