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University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach and St. Mary’s County native Tubby Smith participated in the Marcey House golf tournament Friday.

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Public Defenders Office Closed For Early Morning Fire

A 3 a.m. fire in the Public Defenders’ Office at the District Court in Leonardtown caused the office to shut down Wednesday as workers were busy cleaning up the mess. William Russell, of the Department of Public Works and Transportation, said that the cause of the fire was likely a fan that had been left on overnight that had melted down in one of the small offices in the ground-floor department. “A fan overheated and caught fire,” Russell said. The fire was a small one and only caused damage to one office, but when the sprinkler

system turned on to put out the flames, more damage ensued. “There was more water damage that fire damage,” Russell said. “Luckily no one was hurt.” Pat Buckler, office manager for the Public Defenders’ Office, said that despite damage to some of the materials there, attorneys still had their case files to defend their clients that same day. “We’re fully operational,” said Buckler. “Our attorneys are in court with their files.”

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As the Board of County Commissioners passed the fiscal 2010 operating budget Tuesday by a vote of 4-to-1, the lone dissenter again pressed for consolidations and cuts in government for next year’s budget. “I foresee things getting fairly nasty in the next couple of years when it comes to budgets,” said Commissioner Lawrence D. Jarboe (RGolden Beach). Jarboe has made proposals before to consolidate departments and eliminate some department heads, most recently last week at a budget meeting with other commissioners. His ideas were rejected, mostly because some of his colleagues felt that they came too late in the process to be adequately studied. Jarboe said he will present other proposals at next Tuesday’s meeting, in hopes that commissioners will examine them closely this summer. “That way no one can say we didn’t consider this well in advance,” Jarboe said of the debate he plans to pursue into next year’s budget cycle. Commissioner President Francis Jack Russell (D-St. George’s Island) said that commissioners would consider Jarboe’s proposals, but there would be no guarantees that their votes would turn out any differently. “I’d be willing to look at anything someone wants to bring to the table,” Russell said after a majority of commissioners approved the county’s new $199.3 million general fund operating budget, which is $3.3 million less than last years funding outlay. “We’ll definitely look at them.”

The county’s total operating budget, plus state and federal funds, topped about $337 million; the capital improvement budget reached $20.6 million. Russell said that Jarboe’s core issue this budget season, the reinstatement of the constant yield on property tax rates to ensure property owners pay the same amount despite higher assessment values, was not necessarily a top priority of his. Under the approved budget, property and income taxes stay the same. Had commissioners voted for the constant yield, it would have meant close to $6 million less in revenues. Consolidating departments like Land Use and Growth Management and Economic and Community Development might not be the best use of county government resources either, Russell said. “LUGM is a department that is already behind [on work] and Bob Schaller [economic development director] is just smothered,” Russell said. “You have to have somebody do the work; you just can’t make cuts just to make cuts.” Jarboe has said that he only wants to cut some department heads as a result of consolidations and not rank-and-file merit employees. However, under the approved budget, there are no layoffs or furloughs. One thing commissioners do agree on is that the economic road ahead is a rough one, especially with the state either not sending down or withholding various sources of tax revenue as they did this year. “We’ve had every indication [from the state] that next year they’re going to hit us just as hard,” said Commissioner Daniel H. Raley (D-Great Mills)

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By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Worries over sign proliferation in the county balanced with concerns about free speech led the St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners to postpone a vote on legalizing digital signs Tuesday. However, they did approve a change that now allows real estate agents and homeowners to use one off-site advertising sign to aid in the sale of a home. The original proposal called for as many as three real estate signs to be allowed. “The issue of signage can be very complicated,” said Commissioner Daniel H. Raley (D-Great Mills) “You want to be fair, to be legal and still do justice to the businesses who use it.” Raley proposed tabling the text amendment to the zoning code about digital signs for discussion at the next commissioners’ meeting. Staff with the county’s Department of Land Use and Growth Management said that the entire zoning ordinance section of the county code needed the commissioners’ revision to ensure that it was fair and enforceable. “Each amendment we add makes it less cohesive,” said Land Use and Growth Management assistant director Phil Shire. The new digital sign ordinance under consideration allows businesses to advertise with

10-second intervals between messages that fade in and fade out. No blinking lights, flashing or scrolling messages are allowed. Also any message the business owner wanted to put on the sign was allowable, be it for a nonprofit business or political campaign, staff said. However, digital signs would not be allowed in the rural preservation district of the county, raising some eyebrows about fairness to longstanding businesses there. Still the main concern was proliferation of digital signs, which have received little support from the public. “My only fear is the proliferation,” said Commissioner President Francis Jack Russell (D-St. Georges’s Island). “Once we have them, everyone is going to have to have one to level the playing field.” Commissioner Lawrence D. Jarboe (RGolden Beach) echoed Russell’s comments. “It won’t make us look like Las Vegas, but it will make us look closer to Waldorf; that’s too close for me,” Jarboe said. Others said that the digital signs, while ostentatious in places like Anne Arundel County, were still a legitimate and efficient way to advertise. “The ones I’ve seen pop up here, I don’t whether they’re legal or not, but people seem to be pretty respectful about how they’re using them,” said Commissioner Thomas A. Mattingly (D-Leonardtown).


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Do panhandlers pose a problem for businesses in the Great Mills Road Corridor?

It affects business because it drives away customers. Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron

Attempted Murder Trial Begins For Shooting At Liquor Store

By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

The state began its prosecution Wednesday of a man accused of shooting a former Marine last year after an altercation between the accused, the victim and friends of both that started at a local bar in Great Mills and escalated shortly afterward at a nearby liquor store. The trial continues for a second day today. Assistant State’s Attorney James Tanavage argued in his opening statement Wednesday that when Scott Davis, accused of attempted murder in the Nov. 10 shooting of Jason McGrath, left Donovan’s Pub on Route 235 after the initial fight and went to treat his wounds behind the ABC Liquor store a short distance away, McGrath and another former Marine, who also went to the store to get more beer after the initial fight cooled down, discovered Davis and a friend there. The two charged the vehicle, and then Davis got out of the car with a gun brought by an associate and shot McGrath in the chest, Tanavage said. “They [the defendant and friends] had plenty of time to leave,” Tanavage argued before the jury on Wednesday. “He [Davis] chose to get the gun, he chose to fire the gun at point blank range at McGrath hitting him in the chest.” Defense attorney David Densford painted a different picture. He claimed that Davis and his associates were the first to retreat from the melee at the pub and that Davis was defending himself from serious injury at the hands of much larger assailants. “We call that retreat,” Densford said of their initial flight from the pub. “They [McGrath and others] were looking for them [at ABC Liquors].” The prosecution side of the case contends that McGrath and his friends, who had been drinking prior to going to Donovan’s Pub, were inflamed by what they believed were pro-Muslim statements made by Davis and associates when they saw them toasting fallen comrades in overseas action. McGrath was a veteran of eight months ser-

vice in Iraq. The defense side, however, argued that the two former Marines were taunting one of Davis’ friends, who was wearing a T-shirt wrapped around his head while he was playing pool, apparently believing he was wearing it in a style found in the Middle East. Words were exchanged between Davis and one of McGrath’s friends, according to court testimony and things began to turn physical when McGrath shoved Davis when he picked up a pool ball as an apparent weapon. One of McGrath’s friends pulled him away and had him go outside, where McGrath soon after got into a brawl with Davis’ associates who showed up to assist their friend. While McGrath was outside fighting, according to court testimony, Davis remained inside and was able to smash a beer mug over the head of one of McGrath’s friends during that fight, which the prosecution stated was a breaking point in the overall hostilities. Davis and his party eventually left to go to ABCLiquorsstoretotreathiswounds,butMcGrath and a compatriot soon also arrived at the store. When they discovered Davis, they charged the vehicle with the intent, McGrath said, of severely beating Davis for crashing a beer mug over the head of their friend. McGrath said he never threatened Davis or anyone else with a weapon. But, McGrath testified, Davis came from the vehicle he and an associate were in and shot McGrath in the chest at close range. “He said ‘How about this?’” McGrath testified of Davis’ statement before firing. The small caliber bullet remains in his shoulder, he said, after it hit a bone over his heart and deflected into its resting place. “They [doctors] said it wasn’t hurting anything and I don’t have health insurance,” McGrath, 28, testified. “This was not their finest hour,” Tanavage said of the conduct of McGrath and his friends that evening. “But however they acted no one deserved to get shot.”

Will the state continue to pass revenue shortfalls to the county during next year’s budget cycle?

We’ve had every indication that next year they’re going to hit us just as hard. Commissioner Daniel H. Raley (D-Great Mills)

Commissioners, Planning Board To Consider Extending Project Approvals Members of the regional construction industry told the Board of County Commissioners and the county Planning Commission Tuesday night that their industry is suffering so much that they need the county to extend for at least two years the approvals on housing and other projects. Industry members say that the extensions would insure that their projects would not be taken off the books and could be given time to get more financing in hopes that the lagging state and national economy will turn around. “Our industry quite frankly is in the toilet,” said F. Hamer Campbell, government affairs director for the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association. “If we don’t build homes you don’t get transfer

taxes, property taxes and recordation taxes, the whole nine yards.” Campbell and others from the association hoped for an economic recovery soon but believed it would be a slow rise in home prices and not a rapid jump start of the market. He said if business doesn’t improve in two years, the industry might need more help. “We may be back asking you for more extensions,” Campbell said. The association president, Tom Farasy, said that the industry was bleeding jobs badly. “Our members are in survival mode,” he said. “They’ve already gone through five or six rounds of layoffs.”

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The county Planning Commission approved by a 7-to-2 vote Tuesday night amendments to the zoning ordinance that would allow wineries in the limited residential zone of the county as well as the rural preservation district. Staff with the Department of Land Use and Growth Management removed several proposals that had met opposition at the planning board; those were new regulations that would have allowed conference centers and banquet halls at potential wineries. There were concerns that those uses, designed to attract large numbers of patrons and visitors, was not in keeping with the less densely populated zones. But commission member Shelby Guazzo

said that the proposal to put a winery in what is R/L zone, where housing is built out with less density than elsewhere in the Lexington Park development district smacked of spot zoning, because it could put an agricultural use in close proximity to housing. Derick Berlage, director of land use and growth management, said that the wineries would be placed closer to the edge of the R/L zone and not in the middle, which would put it farther from housing. “We believe it’s a defensible use in the right area of the R/L zone,” Berlage said. The final approval for the measure will come from the Board of County Commissioners.

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Chief’s Bike Comes To Leonardtown By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

“We got a rusted frame, two wheels and a transmission in a box,” said Brad Ashmore of Intracoastal Custom about the bike’s beginnings. The bike, Ashmore and local retired navy chief Jeff Hobrath, ownIt didn’t start out as the most auspicious of projects, say its build- ers of Naval Tees in Leonardtown, were all at the town square to show ers and fundraisers, but the Chief’s Bike is finally finished and ready to off the Chief’s Bike May 23. raffle after more than four years of design and construction. The bike now sports a deep Navy blue and gold paint job topped The unique street bike, created by Intracoastal Custom Bikes based off with an authentic Navy chief’s cutlass that actually serves as a key in Florida, is based on the theme of the traditions of U.S. Navy Chiefs, to the ignition. an elite group of naval noncommissioned officers considered by many as “We’re going to raise $100,000 [through a raffle] and it’s going into the backbone of the service. the Chief Petty Officer’s Scholarship Fund,” Ashmore said. The scholarship fund helps chiefs and their families pay for the increases in costs for continuing education at college. Hobrath said the project started when another Navy chief presented him with the idea more than four years ago and asked for his help. “He called me four-and-a-half years ago and asked me if we’d kick off fundraising for it,” Hobrath said. “In four months we raised $16,000.” Navy chiefs’ organizations around the country also raised money to see the bike finished, Hobrath said, using just about every fundraising device they could think of, from golf tournaments to burger barbecues to outright donations. “The chiefs gave a damn,” Hobrath said. “It was a great idea.” Hobrath said that the raffle is open to anyone who wants to buy a ticket, but the bike has only been ridden a few times. “It’s not really meant for bikers,” Hobrath said. “But it’s more about the traditions of the Navy chiefs. “It’s a great day to see that thing built.” Raffle tickets can be purchased online at www. The target date for the drawing is Photo by Guy Leonard Sept. 16, tickets are $25 (5 tickets for $100), and the Jeff Hobrath, owner of Naval Tees and a retired navy chief, sits atop the Chief’s Bike in the Leon- goal is to sell 6,000 tickets, according to the Web site. ardtown square.

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County Signs Off On Letter Clearing The Way For State Library Funds By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

County commissioners signed a letter Tuesday throwing their support behind the construction of the highly anticipated new library in Leonardtown, allowing the county to apply for $818,000 in state building funds. Kathleen Reif, director of the St. Mary’s County Public Library System, said that the letter would be sent off this Friday along with the application for grant funds. Under the agreement with the county and the state, the library is not to cost more than the initial bill of about $15 million, nor is the county’s share of the project to go above $13 million as recorded in the county’s capital improvement budget. Reif told commissioners that there was about $5 million available from the state to be divided among the counties for certain capital projects. Reif said she had seen other counties get $800,000 for projects and believed it would not be unreasonable for St. Mary’s to get the money it wanted. Commissioner Daniel H. Raley (D-Great Mills) said that the Leonardtown Library project would be unlike the one the new Lexington Park Library, since the county had to foot the whole bill for that project. The new library is set for construction on the Hayden Farm Property on Route 245 on the outskirts of Leonardtown, which the commissioners agreed to purchase last year (without the vote of Commissioner Lawrence D. Jarboe) for $5.3 million. The assessment of the property was actually about $3.5 million but commissioners who voted for it said the price was right since the county needed space to build an additional school. While the property purchase drew some criticism, most have been in favor of a new library to replace the aging one near the county governmental center.


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Poor Economy Greases Wheels for Vehicle Exchange By Jon Sham Capital News Service

Since the recession began, Schwartz says, many of their donations have come from families who are looking to cut costs by turnBALTIMORE - The recession that has ing in a third car. weakened nonprofits around the country has “In this economy, people are going, ‘You actually been a help to Vehicles for Change. know that car is costing us at least $300 a year Headquartered in Halethorpe, Vehicles in insurance, probably putting another $300, for Change takes unwanted vehicles, repairs $400 in repairs,’ and so they’re getting rid of them and sells them cheap to low-income it,” he says. “From that standpoint, I think the families around Maryland, the District and economy is being very good to us.” Virginia. But Vehicles for Change has also gotten a “We actually have more cars in our inven- lot more requests for cars. tory than we’ve ever had because we’re get“Prior to the recession, last year, I might ting so many donated,” says Marty Schwartz, get one to two e-mails a month,” Schwartz president and chief executive officer of Ve- says. “Now I get two e-mails a day from hicles for Change. The high-fenced, barbed- people who, you know, need a car. They don’t wired lot where they store cars is packed. know what to do. They don’t know where to turn.” Schwartz and Vehicles for Change answer those calls and do the best they can. But with their prices so low, they can’t afford enough staff to award more than 50 cars a month. Alvin Williams, a maintenance worker at Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, received a car from Vehicles for Change last month. He describes the car -- a 1997 Plymouth Voyager -- and its influence on his family’s life as a “blessing.” “I needed the wheels badly,” says Williams, who used to have a two-hour commute with buses, rail and a three-mile walk from his home CNS Photo to his job. “I get to work in, maybe, 20 minutes now.” But the car has helped him with

more than just his daily commute. Williams has a 19-year-old daughter with both multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy, who has several doctor appointments every month -- and public transport is tough in a wheelchair. “The vehicle helps us out to get her down there and get her out of there in a timely fashion instead of catching the subway and then the bus,” he says. It also helps them with “taking her out, getting her some air, you know, going to the movies, which she likes to do.” With his commute so much shorter, Williams says he can now get a second job to help support his single-income household. The recession has “really crunched us,” he says. “This job takes care of some of the bills, but I have other bills too, you know, that I need taking care of.” Although Vehicles for Change is sitting on a lot filled with more cars than ever, the nonprofit still needs money. “Finding that external grant money is becoming more difficult,” says Schwartz. “Foundations have less and less money to award.” The shortage of grants helps explain why the charity employs only a skeleton staff, which can turn around only so many cars, and only so quickly. But if that’s upsetting Schwartz, you wouldn’t notice. “I hate to say it, but I think it’s a wonderful economy,” Schwartz says. “We have plenty of people who need our services, and we have plenty of people who are giving us cars to take care of them.”

Drivers Rescued From Flood Waters BELTSVILLE (AP) - A Prince George’s Fire official says several motorists were rescued after their vehicles were stranded by flash flooding brought on by torrential rainfall. Members of the fire department’s swift water team were called Baltimore Avenue at Amendable Road in Beltsville around 4:45 p.m. Monday. Fire department spokesman Mark Brady says team members were able to rescue four people in a vehicle stranded after it passed road barriers. About an hour later, Brady says the team was called to the 5800 Block of Sunnyside Road in Beltsville, where they rescued three people from three vehicles. All three declined to be taken to the hospital.

Girl, 15, Seeks Juvenile Status in Dad’s Murder HAGERSTOWN (AP) - A 15-year-old Hagerstown girl charged as an adult with soliciting her father’s murder is trying to have her case referred to juvenile authorities. A hearing on the matter was scheduled for Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court. Danielle Black faces one count of solicitation of first-degree murder in the fatal, Halloween stabbing of 47-year-old Billy Lee Black. Prosecutors contend Danielle asked a friend on a school bus to kill her father because he was physically abusing her. Police say they haven’t found any evidence of abuse. They say that when the school friend refused to participate, Danielle said she would ask 20-year-old Alec Eger (AYE’-ger). Eger is charged with first-degree murder in the case.

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Failure to Lower Taxes Hurts Citizens

I just read the editor’s opinion in the Enterprise and Commissioner Raley ranting about “How the county can’t cut taxes.” Commissioner Raley, did you ask the citizens that you are supposed to be representing if they can find a way to pay the taxes you are imposing on them? How about the other taxes, like the 8 percent for water ? You should care about the citizens of St. Mary’s County that you are supposed to be representing but apparently you do not. 
Mr. Boyd, editor of the Enterprise, I assume you are still writing the Opinion section.   My

budget is pretty tight and the spare money I have goes for my subscription. I guess it has to go so I pay these additional taxes you are for. Commissioner Raley, Commissioner Jarboe has always taken the position of lower taxes, election or not. You are the only one to state “That you feel our pain.” This is like the nurse who declares that she feels our pain while at the same time stabs you with a needle. Enough is enough. Jacqueline Miller Lexington Park

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A Chicken in Every Pot Is About All That Is Left

Three years ago Jack Russell promised that if elected President of the Board of County Commissioners he would be sure to provide citizens with an oyster in every basket, a takeoff of Herbert Hoover’s 1928 presidential campaign where he promised “a chicken in every pot, a car in every garage”. He promised that everyone would be prosperous under a Hoover presidency. As history shows, Hoover lasted just one term, he became vastly unpopular as he turned to a policy of government intervention to attempt to forestall the Great Depression. By the end of Hoover’s four years American prosperity was only a campaign slogan. County Commissioner Russell, having just completed his third county budget, could better be described as having taken an oyster or two from every basket. In his three years in office, he and the other members of the Board have taken nearly $29 million from the county’s fund balance to balance the county’s operating budget. This money is the county’s savings account, money that belongs to the taxpayers and should have been returned to the taxpayers. This is paramount to paying your mortgage out of your savings account, a practice that is sure to lead to foreclosure. From a management perspective, money from savings should only be used for expenditures that do not reoccur. When regular income is not enough to pay reoccurring expenses, the only option is to find more income or cut expenses. Savings will soon run out, and this Board of Commissioners appear content to wipe out the county’s savings, then what? Even though the next budget, Russell’s fourth and final budget, is not due to be voted on for another year they have already decided they will use at least another $3 million of the county’s savings to fund that budget. Using fund balance to fund reoccurring costs is bad fiscal management, destined to cause further tax increases. What is even more concerning is that

during the three budgets since Russell took office, taxpayers have ponied up an additional $30 million in property taxes, a 45% increase and an additional $4.3 million in income taxes, a 7% increase. Yet this has not been enough. The commissioners say that since the state of Maryland reduced funding for certain programs by $3 million they needed to step in and provide funding from the county’s savings. Russell told a local reporter: “We were lucky we were resourceful, that we had some fund balances to apply to bridge this gap. It’s just good management, that’s all”. The fund balance was there when Russell got there, the county was very lucky to have it, and in three years he has spent $30 million of it. It appears to be anything but good management and the county taxpayers are not as lucky now as they were before Russell got there. Let’s put all this in perspective if we can. Despite having the largest tax increase in the history of Maryland last year, the state was more than a billion dollars short of revenue to fund the spending they wanted this year. The federal government gave Maryland some $700 million dollars which the fed’s didn’t have, so they borrowed the money. The state spent the money on programs that reoccur each year so next year they need the money again, and again, etc. The state, still short some $300 million cut about $3 million from programs for St. Mary’s County. The county commissioners, rather than let these programs be reduced decide to take money from the county’s savings account to keep them funded, believing the state will not only find a way to replace the federal governments $700 million but the other $300 million as well. If you believe that, you probably do believe that somehow Russell will find a way to put an oyster in every basket.

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Flight experts are fond of saying that the most dangerous part of flying is the drive to the airport, but that didn’t stop some pilots from performing death-defying maneuvers at this year’s Air Expo at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, which hosted some of the country’s best airborn talents over Memorial Day weekend. Among them was  Tim Weber, who flew  the German-built Extra 300 at this year’s show. Boasting a mighty single engine with over 300 horsepower, a roll rate tipping the scales at

360 degrees per second, and a climb rate in excess of 3,200 feet per minute, making it a standout among commercial “dogfighting” aircraft, this may be one of the most aggressive small planes in the air today, which is why Weber says it’s his favorite. Weber, newly landed from his performance at Friday’s pre-show, explained that the plane is an “unlimited-class composite monoplane,” meaning “that the plane can be used for competition ... It’s the only airplane in the world certified to go 10 g’as,” he said as he explained the perks of the plane. “The Extra’s built in Germany, and I think it’s the best all-around

aerobatic plane in the world ... It’s a very small airplane, and very, very quick to maneuver, and it hauls,” he added. An Arizona resident, Weber’s love of flying began when he was 13 years old and living within bicycling distance of Turf Soaring School in Phoenix. By the time he was 14, he said he was trading work for flying lessons, enduring tedium for time in the air, and he has been airborne ever since. “I think I worked 18 hours for one glider flight ... but when I looked down from that I thought it was the greatest thing in the world,” he said, smiling as he recalled the memory. From his roots trading working hours for  time in the air, Weber began logging so many hours of airtime that he himself  admits having lost count years ago. He has flown a variety of aircraft, including (but not limited to) the Pitts Special, the Russian YAK 55M, and several different jets including the F-16. All the while he was forging a name for himself in the world of aeorobatic stunt flying, joining with Geico several years ago, which he calls “the best sponsor” he’’s ever worked for. “It’s really fun for me, because the kids smile when they see the gecko on the plane and they get excited and start waving ... and the really neat thing about an air show like this is us pilots are accessible, whereas if you go to a NASCAR race you’re not going to be able to talk to the drivers. But you can come to the air show, come to the Geico display and meet me and the airplane I fly,” he said.    Among Weber’s many other passions is his self-made soundtrack, since the pilot began playing guitar professionally at the age of 17 and now incorporates his own original songs into his flying routines. He’s also teamed up with other musicians to produce CDs to fly to, the latest of which, called “How Many Ways,” was released two months ago.  This year’s air show offered Weber his

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first opportunity to visit Southern Maryland, one of his many stops on the show flying circuit, and he admitted he was suffering from a weary combination of sleep deprivation and jetlag when he kissed the skies on Friday, but he smiled at his airplane when talking about his performance at the Air Expo, reflecting on the painstaking plane maintenance that he and his sponsors regularly lavish on the bird. “Air show planes really get babied, they really get taken care of,” he said. “Plus when you’re flying upside down 15 or 20 feet off the ground at 250 miles per hour, you have to know your airplane’s working harder than you.” Indy Bros. Jet Bus


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Panchito Lives Again B-25 Bomber Brings Veteran Memories Back to Life

air shows around the country, she described her gratification at seeing Panchito unveiled to veterans, some of whom hadn’t seen a I must begin by admitting that this re- B-25 since the Japanese had surrendered. “I remember talking to one veteran porter is terrified of flying. Like so many others stricken with panic who was in tears when he saw the plane,” at the thought of leaving the earth’s surface she said, commenting later that showcasing (with little more than a metal frame protect- planes like this one was one of her favorite ing them from an unforgiving freefall), the parts of her job. “They gave us our freedom. That was thought of taking a ride in a plane that saw missions against the Japanese during World one of the turning points of the war ... I get War II was a little daunting, but when of- goose bumps talking about it, because this fered the opportunity to take a trip in one airplane’s so special,” said May, adding that of aviation’s fondest relics, I simply could she herself had been up in the plane several times, “and each time it was a thrill.” not resist. Pilot Paul Nuwer, who has been flying Several members of the media were invited to take a Friday afternoon ride before Panchito for 12 years, said the airplane had “a lot of rough edges aerodynamically. It was made to drop bombs,” not for rolling or dogfighting, “and it was not made for any creature comforts,” he said, laughing. “As such it’s got its own personality, there’s sharp edges, there’s no insulation and it’s exceedingly loud.”   Nuwer told the truth, too. Panchito was definitely not designed with creature comforts in mind for its six passengers, including a pilot, co-pilot, navigator and gunners, as we all discovered when we climbed Photo by Andrea Shiell into the bird, strapping ourselves into seats with old buckling devices B-25 Mitchell Bomber ‘Panchito’ our speckled with rust, the smell of engine grease permeating the air as the this year’s Air Expo at the Naval Air Station engines roared and clattered noisily. One thumbs-up later and we were roarPatuxent River, which featured not only airborne stunt machines but a fair amount of ing above the Patuxent River and Solomons aviation history, among the highlights of Island, taking turns to explore the plane’s which was the B-25 Mitchell bomber nick- gunning bubble located at the nose, and named Panchito after the rooster from Dis- leaning forward to see out the sides at the ney’s “The Three Cabarellos.” (Incidental- air hissing past us. The vessel vibrated as ly, the film was released in 1944, the same we descended, and in no time Panchito reyear the plane was turned safely to the surface of the earth. As we exited the airfield, it seemed fitbuilt in Kansas ting to reflect on what could make a perCity.) Lynn May son so scared to fly in such a remarkably grinned wide as dependable plane, one that shepherded she walked up to countless crews over the hazardous horithe bomber, pet- zons of one of the most devastating wars in ting the plane history. The truth is this reporter will always lightly along one side. As event be a little scared of taking to the skies, but coordinator for with ground crews and volunteers keeping Disabled Ameri- vigil over this piece of living history, she can Veterans, a has developed a greater appreciation for nonprofit organi- this American classic. A feisty rooster, indeed. zation that has been touring with the plane to By Andrea Shiell Staff Writer

Panchito Famous for Doolittle Raid

Panchito, like most other B-25s, has two R2600 Wright Cyclone 14-cylinder, air-cooled radial engines, rated at 1700 HP each, and a formidable arsenal of 13 50-caliber machine guns, and a 3,000-pound payload capacity that could include an explosive cocktail of depth charges, concussion bombs, cluster bombs and torpedoes. This killing machine became famous for the Doolittle raid of April 18, 1942, when U.S. forces charged their first air raid on Japanese soil as retaliation for Pearl Harbor. But the B-25 Mitchell, which had been in production since 1938, had a much more dramatic impact on the war as a whole, with more than 9,800 seeing service in all theaters of war including Alaska, North Africa, China, Europe, and the Southwest Pacific. They were flown by the U.S.

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Joseph “Captain Joe” Andrew Bryan, 81

Joseph “Captain Joe” Andrew Bryan, 81, of Ridge, Md., departed this life on Thurs. May 21, 2009, in St Augustine, Fla. Born Jan. 25, 1928, in Ridge, Md., he was the son of the late William Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Barnes Bryan. “Captain Joe”, as he was known to all, received his education from Cardinal Gibbons Institute in Ridge, Md. He has been a long and faithful member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in St. Inigoes, Md. Joe enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1946, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1947 after serving an18-month tour in Korea. He received the World War 11 Victory Medal and an Army of Occupation Medal Japan Citation. On June 11, 1948, he was united in holy matrimony to his loving wife, Minnie Lou Callier, and from that blessed union were three sons. Joe had more than 42 years experience in heavy-duty transportation at the Public Works Department before his retirement in January 1985 from the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md. After retirement, “Captain Joe” got a chance to do what he enjoyed most in life and that was fishing. He bought himself a chartered boat and named it “The Minnie L.” He received his license from the United States Coast Guard to operate his vessel and from then on, it was straight sailing for the many different fishing parties that engaged his services. His favorite saving was: “If they are out there, I will find them.” He always aimed to please all of his fishing parties regardless of how long he had to stay out in the waters, and they all loved him for dedication he showed regardless of how he felt. Even in his later years, when his health started to fail him, he still wanted to be in the waters. Joe was a member of the Usher Board at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and a member of the American Legion Brown and Gant Post 197. In 1963 a

group of black professional men started a social club called the Jolly Gents. On or about 1973, Joe became a very active member of that elite group and served as the treasurer. Members had many functions in the community, bought their own social club, gave scholarships and helped and supported other organizations in and out of the community. Joe never gave in or gave up his fight for life: His oxygen, dialysis, heart and many other ailments did not stand in the way of his thoughts for what he wanted for his wife. So he and his wife, Minnie, along with their children, decided to purchase a condo in St. Augustine, Fla. About two weeks before his death, he spoke with his son Kenny and told him that he just wanted to see that his wife was safely there and would be seen to by his family. His wish was granted. Joe leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 61 years, Minnie L. Bryan of Ridge, Md.; his children Kenny Bryan (Lauren) of St. Augustine, Fla.; Donald R. Bryan (Cathy) of Columbia, Md.; Benjamin G. Bryan (Lilian) of Dameron, Md.; his grandchildren Courtney L, Joseph Avram, Matthew and Margaret Bryan; three step-grandchildren, Ashley, Elizabeth and Graham, and one great-grandchild, Angelyia Bryan; one sister, Mary Corbin of Ridge, Md.; one sister-in-law, Novella Andrews of Moreno Valley, Calif.; two brother-in-laws, Charles G. Callier (Marjorie) of Papillion, Neb.; and Charles Callier (Delores) of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and extended family to numerous to mention. Family will receive friends on Fri., May 29, 2009, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, where prayers will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat., May 30, 2009, at 10 a.m. with Father Scott Woods officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

Norris “Wilmer” Buckler, 60 Norris “Wilmer” Buckler, 60, of Mechanicsville, Md., and formerly of Chesapeake Shores Nursing Center since August of 2006, died May 22, 2009, at Washington Hospital Center. Born Sept. 19, 1948, in Leonardtown, Md., he was the son of the late Charles Gilbert and Mary Helen Buckler. He is survived by his siblings Marie Groom of Mineral, Va.; Jean Copsey of Mechanicsville, Md.; Louise Nalborcyzk of Waldorf, Md.; Paulie Buckler of Hughes-

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ville, Md.; Doris Harding of Indian Head, Mo.; and Billy Buckler of King Georges, Va., as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings Jim, Johnny, Earl, Man and Charles Buckler, Debbie Buckler, Betty Downs and Emma Downs. A lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County, Wilmer was a handyman around family and friends. He enjoyed playing jokes on people and loved smoking his cigars and chewing tobacco. Wilmer had a loving and caring personality that everyone enjoyed being around. His favorite place to eat was McDonald’s where he loved to get a Big Mac or Cheeseburger with fries. Even though he had diabetes, that didn’t stop him from eating sweets. He loved being around the family parties, where he could mingle, drink beer, eat crabs and listen to old country music. His favorites were George Jones, Hank Williams and many others. He hardly watched TV, but he loved listening to the radio and playing cards. Wilmer and his smile will be sadly missed. The family received friends for a visitation on Wed. May 27, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, Md., where prayers were said at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thurs. May 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mechanicsville, Md., with Fr. Peter Allitata officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Md. Pallbearers will be Robert Copsey, Kevin Copsey, Gene Plater, Sonny Williams, Milton “Tuggie” Copsey and Lewis Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas Harding, Mark Nalborczyk, Matthew Downs and Wayne Groom. Contributions may be made to the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 37, Leonardtown, MD 20650. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.mgf Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Joseph Gresko, 91, departed this life on May 23, 2009, at St. Joseph’’s Home, Richmond, Va., where he had resided since January 2007. Born in Hermanville, St. Mary’s County, Md., on July 21, 1917, he was the son of the late Andrew Gresko and Suzanna Hvlac J Gresko. He worked on the family farm through the Depression until the outbreak of World War II, when he moved to Baltimore, Md., to work. His Maryland National Guard unit was called into action and was deployed to southern England as a military policeman  one year before the Allied invasion of France.  He was seriously wounded during the first wave of D-Day action at Omaha Beach, Normandy, on June 6, 1944.  He was married to Susie Ann (Rahaim) Gresko of Jacksonville, Fla., in November 1944 after recovering from his wounds. Jobs were scarce for vets, but he secured a parcel post position with the U.S. Postal Service and later served as a letter carrier in Baltimore,  Eastern Branch, Md.  He retired in 1973 to St. Inigoes, Md., where he lived until 2007. He was an avid gardener, hunter and fisherman and enjoyed coin and stamp collecting. He was a graduate of Great Mills High School. He is survived by his wife, Susie Gresko of Richmond, Va.; son Joseph Gresko of Montpelier, Va.; daughter Rosemarie Newman of Dundalk, Md.; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Family received friends on Wed., May 27, 2009, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.  The family also will receive friends between 9 and 10 a.m. on Thurs., May 28, 2009, at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s City, Md., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

survived by her brothers James and Dudley Cathcart and sister Edith Courtney as well as seven grandchildren: Siabhan, Philip, William Jr., Noah, the late Joseph Downs, Dean and Dayne, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was married to John (Johnny) J. Coe for 21 years until his death in 1992. Janet moved to Lexington Park, Md., in 2006 to be with her lifelong friends Anne Robertson and Cathy Sabo. She had a love for crafting and created many beautiful wreaths and ornaments for family and friends. She enjoyed playing mahJong and cards as well as attending local theater groups. A nurturing person, she was always available to assist neighbors and friends with paperwork, assistant care and any other need she perceived necessary. Final arrangements were made by Brinsfield Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service officiated by Rev. D. Harmon was held on Sat. May 23, 2009, at 3 p.m. at 25300 McIntosh Rd, Hollywood, Md. Anyone needing additional information may contact Janie Higdon at 240-256-5751 or Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral. com.

Paul Theron Penrod, 68

Janet Luise (Cathcart) Higdon, 67 Janet Luise (Cathcart) Higdon, 67, of Lexington Park, Md., died May 13, 2009, at St Mary’s Hospital. She was born on Jan. 31, 1942, in Washington D. C. and raised in Silver Spring, Md. She graduated from Northwood High School in 1960. Janet was oldest of four children of the late James and Irvin Cathcart. She is survived by her son William D. Downs and daughter Janie T. Higdon. Janet is also

Paul Theron Penrod, 68 of Hollywood, Md., died May 20, 2009, at his residence. Born

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Continued April 15, 1941, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late Theron Luther and Gladys Geneva Butler Penrod. He was the loving husband of Judy D. Penrod whom he married on Aug. 20, 1961, in Level, Md. He is also survived by his children Steven Penrod and his friend Theresa, Carolyn Hayden and her husband Chuck and James “Jimmy” Penrod and his daughters Christy, Susan and Jamie, all of Hollywood, Md. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Mike, Heather, Jason, Kristin, Blair, Alyssa, (Christy, Susan and Jamie) as well as his great-grandson Chase, his niece Judy Lynn Shull and her husband Bill and his sister Sara Harrington of Red Lion, Pa. Paul graduated from Bel Air High School and moved to St. Mary’s County in 1976. He served in and worked for the U.S. Navy for 20 years, from 1959-1979, retiring in 1979. He belonged to the Patuxent Moose Lodge 2393, VFW 2632, Fleet Reserve 93 and the American Legion 208. The family received friends on Sat., May 23, 2009, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, Md., where a funeral service was held at 3 p.m. with

Rev. Arthur Pilkerton officiating. Interment was private. To leave a condolence for the family, visit www.mgf Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Ann Vanessa Thomas, 46 Ann Vanessa Thomas, 46, of Mechanicsville, Md., passed away on May 22, 2009, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center, Leonardtown, Md. Family will receive friends on Fri., May 29, 2009, from 8:45 to 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, Md. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. with Father Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Md. A full obituary will be appear at a later date. Arrangements provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md. Condolences to the family may be made at

Lawrence Odell Weasenforth Sr., 79

Lawrence Odell Weasenforth Sr., 79, of Ridge, Md., died May 19, 2009, at his residence. Born Oct. 20, 1929, in Laurel Dale, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lake Vernon and Pearl Mae Coffman Weasenforth. He was the loving husband of Mary Agnes Weasenforth whom he married on July 23, 1949, in St. Michael’s Rectory, Ridge, Md. He is also survived by his children Lawrence O. Weasenforth Jr. of Scotland, Md.; Charles Weasenforth and his wife Ginger of St. Leonard, Md.; Elaine Stone and her husband Mike of Lexington Park, Md.; and Wayne Weasenforth and part-

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ner Rose Page of Ridge, Md., as well as his brother Lyle Weasenforth of Dameron, Md. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Ramona Weasenforth of Ridge, Md., Billy Weasenforth of Lexington Park, Md.; Melissa Wheeler of Hollywood, Md.; Rebecca Guy of Hollywood, Md.; Michelle Weems, Tamara Sapp and Stanley Kerschner, all of St. Leonard, Md.; Janet Stone of California, Md.; Resy Austin of Hollywood, Md.; Dennis Stone of Scotland, Md.; and Shane Weasenforth of Lexington Park, Md.; as well as 18 great-grandchildren: Jacqueline Weasenforth, Amanda Norris, Adam Norris, Hannah Weasenforth, Rachel Weems, Thomas Wheeler, Collin Sapp, Haley Wheeler, Christopher Austin, Ashlin Dean, Elizabeth Weems, Makyia Weasenforth, Alexis Parks, Joslynn Austin, Alex Reece, Brandon Austin, Brody Sapp and Cameron Dean. Lawrence moved to St. Mary’s County in 1942 and attended Great Mills High School. He worked at PAX River for 40 years, retiring on May 2, 1992 (20 years in the Navy Exchange Laundry-PAX River, 17 years as a boiler plant equipment mechanic and three

years as a ground support equipment mechanic). He enjoyed fishing, being a mechanic, building boats and hunting. The family receive friends on Thurs., May 21, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. at First Friendship United Methodist Church, Ridge, Md., where prayers were said at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Frid., May 22, 2009, at First Friendship United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Schukraft officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Billy Weasenforth, Dennis Stone, Roy Norris, Earl Lumpkins, Robbie Wood and Chip Allen. Honorary pallbearers were Shane Weasenforth, Stan Kerschner and Jacqueline Weasenforth. Contributions may be made to First Friendship United Methodist Church, 13723 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680 and/or Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. To leave a condolence for the family, visit www.mgf Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Brian Patrick Abell May 20, 1972 – October 8, 2008

In our time of sorrow it eased our pain to know others were thinking of us. We would like to thank our family, our friends, Father Ray at St. John’s Church, Mike Gardiner & Staff, The Catholic Cemeteries Staff, IAM&AW, William W. Winpisinger Ed. & Tech. Center Staff, Instructors & Employees, The Jude House Staff and Town Florist Staff and many others who came together with us to celebrate the life of our son.

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Angel’s Heart” campaign and several raffles,” he said. When asked if there were any chance of the school reopening, Gurnee said he did not foresee it happening anytime soon, but he and others had been grateful for the outpouring of community support. “We’ve had just an incredible response from the community. They really have responded very well. People have been very kind this year,” but strong community support could not fill the number of empty seats the school had seen grow in recent years. Among the school’s 84 students, 14 will be graduating from the eighth grade on May 28 at 6:30 p.m., while the rest will don graduation caps and diplomas on June 10, when the school will host its closing mass. “So all the students will be graduating from Sacred Heart, from pre-K through seventh grade,” said Walthour.

Ryken Graduates Celebrate Next Steps

By Andrea Shiell Staff Writer St. Mary’s Ryken was in fine form on Tuesday night as students, parents, faculty members and dignitaries crowded into the athletics center at St. Mary’s College for the high school’s 28th commencement ceremonies, during which 150 seniors walked the stage to collect their diplomas. Among those in attendance were members of the classes of 1959 and 1984, all of whom were recognized for seeing their silver and gold commencement anniversaries, as well as the evening’s guest speaker, Del. John Bohanan (29B, St. Mary’s County), an alumnus from the RHS class of 1976. Principal Rick Wood opened the evening’s program by congratulating the class of 2009 and introducing the evening’s student speaker, Addison Goodley. “We’ve been together for a long time. We’ve

shared laughter and tears, victory and loss. We survived as underclassmen and triumphed as seniors,” said Goodley, entreating his fellow graduates to stay in touch with one another in the years to come.

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Bohanan spoke to the seniors of his own tenure in St. Mary’s County, and the challenges that would await them in the world they were about to enter. “We cannot turn our back on the rest of the world. Today North Korea is testing nuclear weapons, in Pakistan the Taliban is advancing on the city of Islamabad, where an instable government controls nuclear weapons,” he said, urging the graduates to embrace and build upon their education, and to work to bring knowledge to other corners of the globe. “In the Fata region [of Pakistan] 80 percent of the population is illiterate, and less than five percent of women have the ability to read. A civil society will not emerge until these problems are addressed,“ said Bohanan. Whether considering their own plans after graduation or considering their role in the world at large, Ryken’s graduates seemed hopeful as they turned their tassels, ready to take their next steps.


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Duncan Wins $500 for Essay

Lauren Duncan, a North Point High School senior, submitted the winning essay in the annual Black History Month essay contest sponsored by the Diversity and Equal Opportunity office at the College of Southern Maryland. Duncan’s essay, titled “From Dream to Change,” discussed the fulfillment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of equality and justice for all Americans. “Dr. King’s dream of equality and justice has absolutely been fulfilled because of the election of President Barack Obama. Obama is truly the definition of change because he is a symbol of this transformation in America,” wrote Duncan. Duncan, who moved from California to Maryland in the sixth grade, has been fascinated with Dr. King since that time. “He started the African-American rights movement. He is one of the most historical figures in my eyes,” she said. As the winner, Duncan receives a $500 performance award towards her attendance at CSM. The essay contest was open to all Southern Maryland high school juniors and seniors. The essay submissions were judged on content, clarity and coherence. Duncan plans to major in arts and sciences and will begin taking classes this summer at CSM.

Butler and Smith Earn Service Star Award

On Tuesday, May, 12, students Ryshell Butler and Anthony Smith were named recipients of the 2009 Service-Learning Service Star Award. This state award recognizes students who have made significant contributions to their school and communities, and have demonstrated civic responsibility. Luanne Ruonavar, the social studies department chair at Great Mills High School, nominated both students for their commitment to serving others and strengthening their communities as they addressed social concerns and promote civic awareness. Butler, a senior at Great Mills High School, is actively involved with Special Olympics, the Identakid Program and other activities with local law enforcement agencies. Smith, a sophomore at Great Mills High School, assists with the delivering of meals to underprivileged community members and actively participates in helping Project Possible attain its community millennial goals.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009


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Sheriff: Deputies To Crack Down On Panhandlers By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron says that panhandlers have become such a problem in the Lexington Park area that deputies will be making regular sweeps this summer, possibly every week, to keep them from harassing businesses and customers. The first of those operations happened a little more than a week ago, with eight people arrested for what he calls quality-of-life offenses, including six who were homeless, Cameron said. The operation showed a need for more patrolling for offenses such as panhandling and public drinking from St. Mary’s Square Shopping Center on Great Mills Road all the way up to the gate at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, he said. “They all seem to be congregating up at the liquor stores,” Cameron said. “They’re panhandling, and they’re

pretty aggressive about it.” The panhandling problem pushes customers away from businesses in the older section of the community where shop owners are hoping to revitalize the neighborhood, and their activity has generated quite a few complaints, according to Cameron. In at least one incident during the past six months, a panhandler became so aggressive, it approached the level of an assault, he said. The upcoming summer patrols will also branch out into communities off of Great Mills Road, with deputies riding special mountain bikes through neighborhoods rather than the traditional police cruiser. Deputies on those bikes can often go unnoticed by offenders or suspects, reducing their chances of eluding police. “They can get up on people and they don’t see them,” Cameron said.

Three-Day Sweep Nets Arrests, Drugs And Guns By Guy Leonard Staff Writer A local warrant executed with help from both St. Mary’s and Calvert counties tactical teams as well as federal law enforcement brought in 15 suspects on felony drug warrants, said the commander of the county’s vice/narcotics unit last week. “These are actual dealers,” said Capt. Daniel Alioto. “These are people we know who are trafficking drugs into, out of and throughout St. Mary’s County.” Alioto described the operation as a significant one, with thousands of dollars in cash, property and drugs seized and either mid-level or high-level suspected dealers being arrested. Detectives arrested a man in Callaway after they executed a search and seizure warrant on his rental home and found more than 50 marijuana plants in his possession that they claim were valued at more than $50,000, according to vice/narcotics information. Kenneth Aloysius Hall, 35, was charged with possession of marijuana while intending to distribute it as well as

manufacturing it. When detectives raided a Hollywood home during another search and seizure warrant, they found nearly $1,000 in cash, two sawed-off shotguns, a handgun and close to $1,000 in cocaine, according to vice/narcotics information. Law officers also confiscated a small amount of marijuana and a scale they said was covered in cocaine. Detectives arrested Woody Nathaniel Ward, 32, of Hollywood as a result of the raid and also confiscated his Chevrolet Suburban that vice/narcotics detectives valued at $10,000. Detectives also received a suspect back from Hagerstown police after they had arrested him on a Grand Jury indictment from a 2008 drug case. Law officers state that Warren Albert Pilkerton, 32, had fled his Hollywood home and avoided arrest after detectives had raided it one year ago and found a large amount of marijuana he had cultivated. Pilkerton has since been placed on a no-bond status.

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Arrest Made In Craigslist Scheme By Guy Leonard Staff Writer County vice/narcotics unit investigators say they have arrested several suspects, including one Lusby man who allegedly sought sex with a boy, in a scheme involving the online networking site known as Craigslist. The latest batch of arrests is the second in an ongoing investigation that stretches back to March but actually had its roots in a Dec. 12, 2008, incident where a man who responded to an online offer of sex for money in St. Mary’s County was escorted into an apartment by a women and subsequently beaten and robbed. Capt. Daniel Alioto, commander of the vice/narcotics unit of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, said that the suspects in the robbery and beating case had been arrested, but that the incident sparked the greater investigation. “We’re not going to wait around for this to become a problem,” Alioto said. “We’re not just going to let that stuff breed.” According to information from the vice/ narcotics unit, detectives began an online conversation with a suspect on Craigslist that quickly turned to talk of allegedly soliciting a “young boy” for sex. The suspect, Scott G. Hunter, 44, of Lusby, was arrested after he arrived at a pre-arranged meeting sight set up by a detective who had promised a fictitious 11-year-old boy, police alleged.

Hunter was charged with an attempted second-degree sexual offense, a felony, and attempted perverted practice, which is a misdemeanor. “After I sit down with [State’s Attorney Richard Fritz], I do anticipate additional charges,” Alioto said of Hunter’s arrest. Hunter has since been released on bond, according to online court documents. Also arrested in the Craigslist sting operation were Richard Scott, Jr., 27, of Lexington Park, and Kimberly Graf Stowe, 48, of Baltimore. Scott allegedly arranged to have sex using the online site and allegedly agreed to pay $40 as well as a laptop computer valued at $5,000 for specific sex acts. When he arrived and met the undercover detective, he turned over the money and computer and was arrested, vice/narcotics information stated. Stowe was arrested at a local motel after arriving and allegedly agreeing to perform sex acts for payment through the Craigslist Web site. She was charged with prostitution. Craigslist has made national media headlines in recent weeks over allegations the site was used not only for setting up sex-for-pay schemes but also for alleged murder schemes. “Evidently there’s money to be made and as long as there’s money to be made, people are still going to risk getting arrested or injured,” Alioto said.


Punishment Briefs Man Arrested For Pot Possession, Resisting Deputies On May 21, 2009, Sgt. Grumbles stopped a Dodge Avenger driven by Michael Ryan Norfolk, 20, of Callaway, for a traffic violation. Grumbles detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath and person. Norfolk was asked to step from the vehicle. Cpl. Charles F. Earle observed Norfolk reach into his pocket, pull out a white paper towel and drop it to the ground. The paper towel contained suspected controlled dangerous substance, marijuana. Norfolk was told he was under arrest for possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Norfolk refused to place his hands behind his a back to be handcuffed. Norfolk was eventually handcuffed. Norfolk allegedly spit on the deputies.

Woman Arrested For Disorderly Conduct In Lexington Park On May 25, 2009, Deputy Watters responded to the area of Great Mills Road and Midway Drive in Lexington Park, for a report of a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, Watters contacted Eileen Day Jackson, 41, of no fixed address, who was yelling and cursing at a male who was also on the scene. The deputy detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on Jackson’s person and she appeared intoxicated. Watters requested Jackson several times to stop yelling and cursing which she refused. As Jackson was yelling and cursing, she almost fell into the travel lanes of Great Mills Road. Deputy Watters told Jackson she was under arrest for disorderly conduct; Jackson allegedly pushed Watters as she was being arrested.

Woman Charged With Pushing, Scratching Victim On May 25, 2009, Corporal B. Connelly responded to a residence on Circle Drive in Lexington Park for a report of a domestic assault. Investigation revealed Pamela Rose, 36, of Lexington Park was engaged in a verbal dispute, which escalated into a physical assault when Rose allegedly pushed and scratched the victim. Rose was arrested and charged with second-degree assault.

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‘Mayor’ of Pax River, Capt. Macyko Hits Halfway Mark

By Virginia Terhune Staff Writer One of Capt. Andrew Macyko’s goals when he took command of Naval Air Station Patuxent River in May 2008 was to bring the Air Expo back to town after nearly a four-year absence. The Blue Angels in recent years had been performing in larger metro areas as part of the Navy’s recruiting efforts and he wanted to get Pax River back on their schedule. “It’s a way to let the community know what we do on the base,” Macyko said. “It’s a way to show what naval aviation is all about.” Macyko was one of more than 100,000 people at the Air Expo over Memorial Day weekend, where the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team, the Air Force’s F-16 Demo Team and various aerobatic pilots also performed. A Long Island native who lives on base now with his wife Susan and four young children, Macyko has served 26 years in the Navy, doing everything from commanding a helicopter antisubmarine squadron to working at the Pentagon to serving on the USS Harry S. Truman carrier during the early phases of the Iraq war. Macyko said a lot has changed since he was at the test pilot school at Pax River in the late 1980s. “Route 235 is definitely completely different than when I remembered it,” he said with a laugh about the road past the base, which had two lanes then and has six lanes now. “There are more shopping malls and more office buildings now. Gate 2

ment as commanding officer, he oversees operations that span more than 14,000 acres, including the main base in Lexington Park, the Webster Field Annex in St. Inigoes, the Solomons Recreation Center in Calvert County and Bloodworth Island near the Eastern Shore, not to mention the 16 vertical miles of airspace over the Chesapeake Bay. More than 22,000 people go to work there every day, making it the region’s largest employment center. Macyko said security is his No. 1 priority, including staging drills to deal with potential threats, and maintaining a warning system to quickly alert thousands of people in case of emergency. “We try to apply lessons from the Virginia Tech incident,” Macyko said about the training and education that makes everyone “aware of what they need to do, how to do it and what will affect them.” He also has to oversee the base day to day, with duties that run the gamut from plugging potholes to fixing roofs to repairing water mains. “It’s like being the mayor of a town,” said Macyko about the many facets of his job. Retired Navy Capt. Glen Ives, who did the job for two years before him, likens the task to cats.” Capt. Macyko Photo by Frank Marquart “herding Running a base like Pax River, with its variety of tenants and range of people, including acwas the main gate, and there wasn’t even a Gate tive military, government workers and civilians, is different than running a ship with clear chains of 1.” Now halfway through his two-year assign- command, and Macyko brings a certain patience

to the job, Ives said. “He’ll bend over backward to work with people. He’s very good at listening, he doesn’t make rash decisions and he really thinks things through,” said Ives. “He considers all the facts and listens to everybody, which brings a sense of stability to an organization.” Reluctant to be in the spotlight, Macyko prefers instead to talk about the Pax Pros who have earned awards and recognition for the base’s environmental efforts, recycling, fire and emergency service programs, as well as collaboration with local business groups, schools and community organizations. He also spends about a quarter of his time in the community, meeting twice a year with county commissioners, attending Memorial Day observances, veterans’ events and other community activities. Two or three times a month he even returns to flying, piloting a C12 twin-engine, turboprop that seats eight people on trips to meetings up and down the east coast. He also occasionally personally monitors the flight patterns over the base, where 75 air-traffic controllers make sure planes stay clear of each other. The sheer number of planes at Pax River is what sets it apart from other Navy testing centers, Macyko said. Jacksonville, Fla., for example, has four or five planes – Pax River has 49. Naval Air Station Patuxent River works on almost “anything that flies within the fleet,” he said.

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Megan Rachele Burry Lauren Michelle Bussler Taneshia Phrenella Butler Devin Patrick Byrne Patrice lona Calhoun Charlotte Rose Cameron Zachary Francis Cameron Marcos Ray Campos Renee Eleanor Caouette Andrew James Carlson Coreen Elaine Carlson Daniel Cody Carmack Miranda Morgan Carter Justine Marie Cavnor Ryan Matthew Cease Sean Vincent Chase Anna Chernysheva Brennen Ming-hein Cheung Cassandra Donnelle Chisholm Christian Taylor Chism Shane Michael Choat Davi Lynn Clark Kelsey Elizabeth Clark Tyler Adair Clark Frederick Manley Clarke Joseph Robert Coble Michael Adam Cole Brandon Joseph Coleman Amanda Michelle Collins Emma Lynn Collins Christopher William Colyer Lauren Michelle Cone Jessica Megan Cooke Jenna Nicole Cooley Michael Keith Copenhaver Courtney Nicole Corcoran Nicholas James Corey Hannah Teresa Corum Gerald Adrian Cousineau Anna Theresa Coyne Sean Thomas Crain Caitlin Jayne Crosby Brittany Camille Culpepper Kaitlin Arielle Cummings Sarah Jo Dalton Colleen Elizabeth Daly Carolina Louisa D’Arista Curtis Michael Davis Eboney Latrice Davis Kevin Michael Davis John Frederick Dawson Russell Milton Dean Lindsey Catherine Decker Rebecca Gavrielle Deegan Melissa Ann Delabrer Samantha Marie Deshane

Mary Kathryn Donnelly Dustin Ryan Downs Jonathan Seton Drobeck Corey Raymond Tufts DuBois Clare Elizabeth Duffy Katherine Ann Dugan William David Duncanson Christopher Hale Dunphy Irving Aloysius Dyson, Jr. Melanie Renee Dyson Ike Ugonnaya Elele Samantha Iris Ellis Erich Richard Engel Christian Michael Erk Nikki Marie Evans Ryan Nicholas Evans Alexandria Elizabeth Evittg Shayne Allen Fairgrieve Patrick William Walper Farbizio Amanda Louise Fitzgerald Amy Marie Flanary Crystal Dawn Flanary David Michael Flower Debra Lynn Ford Adam Robert Fosson Kaitlyn Jessica French Ashley Meagan Garrison Stephen Aaron Gast Megan Kathleen Geer Emily Renae Gehrig Divine Marie Gernand Leslie Ada Gilman Eric Russell Gittings Lea Ann Goldsborough Emily Faith Goodell Trevor Jamal Gordon Amy Elizabeth Goss Wesley Joseph Gould Rashaunda Faith Granados Kristen Alyse Granger Emilee Nicole Grant Mallory Angel Green Drew Ryan Greer Zachary George Griffis Garrett Michael Groeger Emmilee Lynn Guy Michael Christian Hageman Chelsea Maye Haizlip Thomas Edward Haley, Jr. Shannon Donahoe Hall Wesley Ignatius Hall Ashley Marie Halsey Katherine Marie Hammerer Carlin Jones Hammett Trisha Lynn Hammett Erin Elizabeth Hardman Mary Cecelia Tayman Harris Nicholas Alan Harrison

Alison Florence Devine Kalynn Marie Dietz Alan Russ Dobson Nicholas Bradford Dong Colin Patrick Donnelly

Colin Warner Hassay Alexander Jacob Nelson Havrilla Blair Ann Hayden Catherine Elizabeth Hayden John Daniel Healy Michael Terrell Hebb Chelsea Dah’Ve Heindel Jeffrey Allen Held Joseph Louis Herbert Patrick Benjamin Herriman Eva Annalisa Hetmanski Kayla Justine Heubel Robert Tyler Higgs Cory Nicholas Higgs Carter Emily Jordan Hiles Shelby Nicole Hilton Jenna Leigh Hines Tyler Wade Homan William Justin Horton Jacob Loren Humiston Cassie Elizabeth Hurley Nicholas Scott Isom Shelby Ann Jacobs Humza Arshed Javaid Elizabeth Kathryn Jenkins Dante Jarrel Johnson Joseph Allan Johnson Bradford James Jones Emily Christine Jones Samantha Jo Jones Tyler Indiana Jones Thomas Joseph Joy Mitchell Douglas Kanowicz Julia Marie Keates Amanda Elizabeth Kemp Christian Joseph Kernisan Bora Kim Katherine Lauren Kivlan Natassia Bree Klapka Paul Michael Klear Carlonte Antoine Knott Brooke Nichole Koenig Shaun Michael Kuehl Bryant Michael Lamphier Mitchell Ryan Landon Natalie Marie Lanigan Aleksandr Igor Laray Jon Douglas Large Mitchell Ryan Larson Nicole Marie Law Bryant Allen - Michael La6son Melissa Renee Lent Lydia Caitlin Lepper Stephanie Mae Ligon Laina Sarafina Lockett Ariana Michelle Lockington Alexander Norton Lommel Samara Corinne Loss Corey Matthew Lowe Kelsey Erin Lowther Benjamin Isaac Lynch Emily Ann Lynch

Rachel Marissa Lytle Matthew John Mahoney Thomas Michael Maras Michael Donell Marshall Darryl Wayne Mason Stephen Austin Masson Travis Moakley Mattingly William Keith Mattingly Megan Marie McDaniel Sarah Jeanne McGown Samuel Elliott McKeown Kiera Grace McNamara Pooja Kiran Mehta Casey Jo Mellott Brittany Nicole Messineo Morgan Christian Meyers Brandon William Miedzinski Laura Elizabeth Miles Sara Elizabeth Millen Chelsea Elizabeth Miller Tyler James Miluski Justin Bruce Mock Antwan Cory Montgomery Kenneth Lee Morgan Emily Nicole Morris Jessica Nicole Morris John Oliver Mountjoy Shelby Elyse Mullennix Brittany Nichole Mundy Victoria Renee Munn Dominique Rashad Myles Andrew William Nailor Amy Michelle Nelson Ryan Michael Nickerson Matthew Thomas Norris William Allan Norris Travis Dean Norton Nicholas Everett Nowotny Matthew Craig Oechsel Mayowa Chinedum Ojo Caitlyn Rose Oliver Kirsten Leigh Olson Dana Elizabeth O’Neill Steven Charles Osvatics, Jr. Stephen Charles Parsons Christopher John Pasch Victoria Ann Pasini Brittany Lynn Patz Haunani Emily Pearson Brandy Ann Perry Eli Harlan Pinkerton Kati Ann Pittendreigh Alexander James Plant Rachael Pauline Platt Eugene Cho-rong Pok Rae Dharyll Concepcion Pona John William Porter Benjamin Edsel Potter Rebecca Anne Potter Brittany Anne Powell Evan William Pratt Victoria Nicole Proctor Theodore James Kopsidas Pugh Patrick Wayne Quade Nicholas Edward Raley Thomas Edward Raley


Matthew Kim Rauh Jennifer Anne Ray Justin Allen Redman Brianna Lynn Reed Whitney Elise Reed Logan Montgomery Reeder Natalie Elise Reeder Adriana Beatriz Reichard Dustin Nicholas Reid Anna Katarina Reithmaier Sprout Rebecca Lee Reynolds Courtney Elizabeth Rice Katie Lynn Ricker Charles Edward Ridgell IV Lucille Victoria Ridgell Christine Mary Ridpath Kayley Morgan Riti Katherine Margaret Robbins Oscar Manuel Romero Caitlin Christine Rondeau Nicole Catherine Rongione Emma Claire Roper Sarah Adelle Rosch Claudia Jill Rose Christopher Matthew Roth Aaron Manuel Roy Brent James Roy Tara Brianne Ruiz Michael Gilbert Runyan Robert Michael Russell Brian Andrew Samuels Courtney-sue Danielle Santora Maria Caterina Sarlo Jonathan Steven Scalsky Emily Danielle Scanlon Abigail Caroline Schadegg Jessie Maria Schaller Megan Katherine Schanck Corey Michael Schlosser Hannah Jane Schneider Samantha Lynn Schohn Blair Frances Scholten Kelsey Christine Schramm Alexandra Maria Schutz Kaitlyn Marie Schwickrath Mariah Shanae Scriber Richard Kenneth Selby Emily Elizabeth Shafer Kailey Shelton Kristin Elise Shields Mechelle Ann Shifflett Gerell Terrence Shingles Michael Lopaka Shoemaker Adam Wayne Sickle Preya Simlote Kelson Nathanial Sisk Christopher George

Skarbelis Devin Arnold Skinner Katlinde Elizabeth Smith Sarah Lynn Smith Megan Marie Snell Matthew Ryan Snively Aja Nicole Somerville Christopher William Spak Brent Alexander Spalding Hannah Elisabeth Spalding Alyssa Lynn Spence Jon Kyle Spindler Alexander Ryan Spohnholtz Nicholas Scott Spohnholtz Ashley Nicole Springer Emily Renee Springer Jessica Adair Springer Megan Marie Springer Misty Dawn Stachowski Melissa Ann Stahr Rebeckah Claire Stanley Shannon Rene’ Stanton Kristen Haley Stauff Jonathan Marc Stefkovich Dennis Steiger, Jr. Andrew James Steinfeld Michael Keith Stepp Jarod Bradly Stevenson Meredith Mino Stewart Kaitlyn Ann Stiefvater Noel Lynn St John Kahleel Mouryce Stone William Henry Stone Emily Kate Stonebreaker Aimee Beth Sutherland Jacob Daniel Svobodny Rachel Justine Swisher Joseph Alexander Tennison Garrett Allen Thomas Brandon James Thompson Christina Catherine Thompson Jeffrey Emmett Thompson Britt Daniel Thorne Arianna Maria Tiger Stacey Lauren Tilghman Jacklyn Renee Tippett Krista Marie Tippett Meagan Jennine Tkach Amanda Jenee Tondevold Austin Joseph Toombs Cody Ryne Towles

Dillon Ivy Townsend Alexandra Rae Tribino David Matthew Trick David Lee Trossbach Jessica Lynn Trossbach Oden Trumpower Marisa Yvette Turner Cody Paul Updegrave Jordan Armando Vicente Danielle Nicole Wagaman Jared Robert Walker Julie Emily Walker Lovella Maria Walker Cassandra Lynn Wallace Alexander Deane Walters Holli Ann Wathen Karen Patricia Wathen Robert Anthony Wathen James Michael Wayland Madison Elizabeth Webb Kristy Jane Weber Shawn Andrew Wentz Kate Richardson Wernecke Zachary Keenan Werrell Jeffrey Scott Wettengel Jessica Anne White Carolyn Jane Whiteman Krista Lee Whites Rebecca Ann Whitley Jordan Alexandra Wiley Jasmine Antoinette Wilkins Amber Lynn Williams Heather Marie Williams Justin Michael Williams Larissa Celeste Williams Leroy Walton Williams Robert Dale Williams Michael James Williamson Nicole Lane Wilson Michael Anthony Woehrer Bryan Allan Wood Conner Lewis Woode Matthew Allan Worden Javon Bruce Wright Logan John Wright Charlay Nicole Yates Zachary James Yates Meagan Rene Young Alex Jing-Hong Yuen Nicholas Mathew Zwolinski

St. Mary’s Ryken High School Jessica Dorothy Allston Anne Marie Backscheider Brock Edward Bailey Ta’Lor Alexandra Baker Julia Isabella Bales Andrew Scott Barncord Elisa Marie Basile Steven Thomas Beck Ryan Eugene Bell Thomas Christopher Bennett Alexandra Elizabeth Blair Jacquelyn Marie Blake-Hedges Whitney Marie Blomquist David Adam Booz Casey Marie Boswell

Hillary Elizabeth Bowling Jonathan Hayden Boyd John Patrick Brennan Roger Ellsworth Buck Jr Jonathan Mark Buddenbohn Daniel Burke Christina Rose Buzzeo Elizabeth Mary Catherine Capstaff MacLain Alexander Christie Kristin Anne Cleaveland Jessica Michelle Clements Bryce Patrick Clover Mason Joseph Cook Jacob Christopher Cooke Cassandra Marie Cooley Jamie-Marie Tyler Corder Marlyna June Croson Julian Alexander Davis

Victoria Michelle Dean Devin Anthony DelRicco Faith Marie Dillon Sonia Dowuona Desiree’ DaiShan DuPree Danielle Marie Early Christina Lynn Edelen Branden Anton Ehrenreich Ijeoma Chidinma Ezeonyebuchi Christin Elizabeth Fallin Brian Andrew Fedorchak II Christen Marie Fegeley Matthew Mackenzie Ferguson Lauren Ross Feusahrens Kara Anne Finamore Victoria Bailey Fitzgerald Ryan Francis Fleming

Heidi Nicole Forbes Danielle Crystal Foster Susan Elizabeth Fugate Paul Emil Giacchetto Jr Addison Shay Goodley Kristen Marie Grater Danielle Luray Guy Fana Haile David Kyle Hall Tara Louise Hamilton Jamie Elizabeth Holland Sharrone Blondell Honor Barbara Grace Horn Elizabeth Yvonne Jean Bradley William Johnson Rachel Marie Johnson Jae Jung Stacy Kim Yun Woo Kim Cynthia Lauren Kissik Kathleen Elizabeth Kleiber Alexandra Marie Kline

Maura Leigh Kovalcik Michael Stephen Kubisiak Lucy Bautista Kuhna Katherine Mary Leard Erin Colleen Leddy Kristina Yvonne Letcher Taylor Marie Lomax Katherine Ann Love Raven Chanel Manigault William Harris Marley III Matthew Ryan Marquis Erica Leigh Martin Thomas Michael Matthews Nicole Lynn Mattingly Karen Anne McEvoy Shelby Rae McNair Anthony Thomas Meadows Meagan Regina Meek Amanda Jane Meinhardt

Samantha Nicole Meinhardt Heather Nicole Mellinger Karina Isabel Merchant Elizabeth Kaitlin Mesmer Lauren Michelle Miller Kristina Elizabeth Mooney Marie Jessica Moore Casey Elizabeth Morris Kendall Megan Murphy Kyle David Nazarek Mary Elizabeth Nelson Mariángeli Ortiz-Santiago Leslie Ann Pifer Haley Ann Potter Mary Olivia Principe Maggie Susan Quade Nicholas Calin Quade John Ryan Quinn Timothy Joseph Pratt

Raley Patrick Sean Rardin Joshua Adam Rawlings Dana Rene Redden Jennifer Nicole Reinking Matthew Thomas Renwick Micah Phillip Revel Leah Marie Rezza Samantha Jill Richards Allison Danielle Riggs Quiana Alia Robinson Alesandra Grace Rodgers Tarah Elizabeth Romano Charles Alfred Romeo III Carrie Ann Rose Evan Lester Ryan Justin James Samsel Oluseun Oladapo Sanusi Olutosin Tokumbo Sanusi Kaitlin Rae Schiele

Jessica Lynn Schindler Paulina Elizabeth Schlor Daniel William Schuck Jennie Marie Shelley John Patrick Sherman Courtney Paige Shubert Osman Gokhan Sirin David Arthur Smith Gorkem Sonmez Felecia Dolores Soso Paula Denise Spear Richard Dale Strickler Jennifer Elaine Tavares Victor Ricardo Traven Samuel Drew Vogt Joseph Francis Walker Jacklyn Chet-Yen Wong Autumn Hope Wood Alexa Brooke Woods Jin-Myung Yoo Asma Shaheer Yousaf


Autumn Nicole Abella Shamara Ciera Adams Jose Alvarez, Jr. Earl Thomas Anderson Jamilla Antoinette Anthony Jocelyn Arias Rachael Pauline Bailer Tyneshia Cherelle Baker Cameron Antwan Ball Damian Darnell Ball Christine Marie Barry Nicholas Anthony Bavani Reagan Elaine Beasley Michael Anthony Benjamin II Gregory Michael Bergin Stephanie Lynne Bergin William Francis Berry, Jr. Patrick Damien Best Brandon Thomas Biscoe Erika LaShawn Biscoe Aigner Tenelle Bivins Melanie Maria Boekel Andrew Michael Bogdan Karyn Nicole Boggs Michael Shelling Branigan Michael Craig Branson Anthony Kolby Brent Denisha LaShelle’ Brinkley Tyler Todd Broadus Alexander Nicholas Bromley Emily Marie Brooks Jasmin Shalita Brown

Matthew Anthony Brown Kayla Marie Buckland Renneth Dean Ringor Bugayong RyShawn Antionette Butler RyShell Antionet Butler Tyreke Delante Butler Robert Weston Butterfield Virginia Ann Callis Jessica Monika Carnobas Harriette Geneva Carrington Stewart McKinley Carter, Jr. Chanel LaShawn Chase Sean Quincey Cissell Ashley Nicole Clark Benjamin Andrew Clark Brandon Edward Conner Mackenzie Elizabeth Connor Kimberly Ann Copeland Jackie Lou Corpus Emmanuel Cotto Abigail Bliss Crim Mark Eric Crowe Carlos Juan Cruz Natasha Devonne Curtis Kendell Marcel Dancy Christopher Daniel Datan Bradley Cornelius Davis Tenisha Lenett Davis James Wesley Dehart, Jr. Nneka Djenaba Dennie Amanda Marie Denton

Kanesia LeChelle Dickens Christopher Shawn Digges Donald Wayne Dirkin, Jr. Laura Danielle Dixon Kristina Rae Dronenburg Alexis Jane Duggan Garry Marquis Dupree Alvin Virgilio Dyson Kyle Ryan Easterling Calob Ray Ensign Ashley Deanna Epps Tyrone Francis Estep Shannon Lee Ferguson Patricia Josephine Fields Christine Leigh Flanagan Michael Lee Fountain Rachael Lynn Frantzen Jordan David Galbraith Chelsea Elizabeth Gibson Simone Deyshaun Glover Liza Renee Gomez Ashley Joyueax Gordon Chelsea Nichole Gorman Kevin Michael Grace Jack Earl Graham III William Cortez Graham, Jr. Elizabeth Jane Gray Jamar Lamont Greer Catherine Arlene Grimes Thomas Dion Gunn Alyssa Nicole Gunther Gretchen Marie Hafner Takeyah Ka’Shaun

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Great Mills High School Hambrick Brittani Nicole Hans Robert Franklin Hard III Alicia Sarah Harden Andrew Alexander Harrington Latheresa Jean Harris Michelle Yvonne Harrison Trevor Harold Hartwick Brianna Sherie Hatchett Jason Michael Havanki Stevie-Mari Dove Hawkins Jamel Ignatius Hebb Myiesha Lanae Hebb Devin James Heuvelman Jonikka Mone’ Hill Dakota James Earl Hodges Heather Nicole Hoffman Darrius Cortez Holland Gerald Holland Matthew James Holtzem Juree Nicole Hopkins Zachary Allan Hoschar Stephen Michael Hubley Diamond Kierra Huff Robyn Donita DaShay Isom Carlos Miguel Jackson Breanna Paige Janssen Ronnie Jay Jenkins Constance Sade Johnson Katiara Chartel Johnson Mark Anthony Daniel Johnson Paulette Michele Johnson Casey Lee Jones Damien Alexander Jordan Kirsten Emily Kaetz

Kyler Chase Kane Nicholas John Keenan Andrew Snarey Kelly Cierra Ashleigh Kennedy Terika Lyniesh Kent Prawesh Khanal Peter Louis Klug Andrew Nicholas Koch Christine Marie Kodluboy Stephen Edward Kosewicz Jacob Thomas Lang Christopher Cody Lenharr Heather Michelle Lindsey Dakota Charnell Livingston Amber Michelle Long Andrew Vincent Lopez Mark Dave Restor Lozada Benjamin Christopher Luffey Peter Alan Madrigal Christopher John Malinich Michael Alexander Mancil Daniel Holden Martin Charles Darnell Mason II Devin Jillian Mathews Jessica Michelle Matos Sean Anthony Matthews Jon Thomas Mattingly Sean Patrick McCall Ireesha Janay McCaskill Sean Thomas McGovern James Flamboe McKean Preston Davon McMillan Carlton Edward MeBane III Kristen Renè Mendenhall Sergio Michael Mercado Cassandra Eleese Miles

Brittany Janae Miller Heather Leigh Miller Christine Laniear Milton Alexander Michael Minucci James Paul Monda Corey Justin Moore Hannah Lexi Morse Shelby Ann Mowrer Bulasio Mutyaba Mukiibi Caitlin Marie Murphy Tyrrick Deshawn Nance Corleda Millamont Naylor Barbara Alexandra Nelson Amanda Lynn Norris Emily Marie Norris Wanda Lowelyn Toledo Ocado Mara Alizabeth Olenick Samantha Renee Otte Janelle Le Anne Owens Thomas Warren Owens, Jr. Maiya Sharnice Parker Hardik Kumar Bharat Patel John Warren Phillippi III Brandon Patrick Picard Hali Anne Pinter Laura Jo Ann Probert Kristen Michelle Pulliam Malcolm Desales Queen Ryan Anthony Reed Elaina Marie Reilly Larry Keith Reyna II Latiesha Monique-Rene Rice Aaron Curtis Rodenizer Richard Allen Roloson II

Katie Marie Rudowsky Jasmine D’Neal Runnels Cory Paul Russell Heather Lynne Russell Daniel Chap Ryan Allison Marie Salvo Austin Michael Samblanet Emanuel Kenneth Scates Elton Jamal Scott Nathaniel Chatwin Seevers Gerald Patrick Sellers Gregory Harrison Semones Andre Ocaya Serrano Damien Lloyd Shipley Brittany Leyla Shorback Brian Michael Skibicki Garrett Linden Smith Paula DeAnn Smith Timothy Matthew Smith Sarah Jane Southam Randae Renee Sparks Krystina Louise Spencer Sarah Dolores Spencer Brandon Lamar Spicer Laketa Daneé Spicer Keith Edward Stallworth Todd Christopher Stanley Joselynn Marie Stewart Lakea LaShawn Stewart Victoria Nicole Alberta Sullivan David Walker Tart III Shawnese Ciera Taylor William Lamont Taylor Tiffany Lee Tedore Zena Marie Tommie Terry Christopher Irvin Thomas Jasmine LaShawn

Thomas Katherine Anne Thomas John Luciano Thompson Julian Alexander Thornton Samantha Marie Townsend Megan Kathleen Trossbach Silvia Trovato Mychelle Clarissa Trujillo Mindy Lucinda Tubbs Decarius Jamal Tucker Paris Danielle Tutor Edward Charles Vess Kimberly Duong Vo Thelma Elizabeth Wade James Paul Walker Taneesha Shantel Washington John Elwood Wathen III Tamika Arian Welcome Candice Davona White Lakisha Nicole White Patrick Hayden White Clinten Eugene Wilbur Jennifer Lynn Wilkin DeAndre Jeremiah Williams Shatoria Shanea Williams Tierra Denenne Williams Jason Lyn Wilson Travis Michael Wimberly Kathryn Michelle Wood Jasmyne Yvonne Woods Toni Alanna Woolridge Monchele Renee Young Shambré Nechelle Young Myriah Evelyn Zelinsky

Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center Allied Health Presley Lynn Amick Emily Mical Arnold Meghan Noel Bryant Brandon Joseph Coleman Ashley Renae Flint Kayla Ann Hall Robert Franklin Hard, III Brooke Nichole Koenig Amy Jean Leman James Flamboe McKean Corleda Millamont Naylor Erica Ashley Reitan Alexandria Jamie Richburg Courtney-Sue Danielle Santora Kaitlyn Elizabeth Weldon Tierra Denenne Williams Automotive Refinishing Glendon Larner Boyden Robert Tyler Higgs Thomas Joseph Joy Matthew John Mahoney Ryan Michael Nickerson William Allan Norris Randal Lyle Slaughter Damien Lamont Thomas Automotive Techology Evan Joseph Abell Timothy Raymond Brosnihan David James Chedester Christopher Shawn Digges Robert Thomas Ehrhardt Frederick Lee Miller, Jr. Roger Lee Pritchard Gregory Harrison Semones Sunny Alicia Schemery Christopher Irvin Thomas William Corey Wood Conner Lewis Woode Aviation Benjamin Christopher Luffey Christopher Matthew Roth Devin Arnold Skinner Matthew Gorden Spalding

Carpentry Zachary Samuel Barrick Amanda Michelle Hoffman Joseph Michael Howell, II Corey Lee Patrick Hynson Caleb Matthew McDonald Cameron Briley Nolan Brandon James Thompson Jeffrey Emmett Thompson Kevan Patrick Wathen CADD Megan Rachelé Burry Thomas Edward Haley, Jr. Colin Warner Hassay Leo Joseph Kyte Jeremy Lee Lanham Donna Nhi Ly William Keith Mattingly Jolene Debra Neuberger Oscar Manuel Romero Megan Katherine Schanck Tamaran Tylor-Lamar Smith Emily Renee Springer Bradley Montel Stallings Dillon Ivy Townsend Andrew Robert Warren Robert Anthony Wathen, Jr. Rebecca Ann Whitley Computer Networking Christopher Andrew Adams Ian David Bradford Shane Michael Choat Kelsey Elizabeth Clark Mark Eric Crowe Ryan Wayne Erskine Zachary Allan Hoschar Christopher Micheal Jameson Dylan Michael Melotti Steven Matthew Oliver Steven Charles Osvatics, Jr. Sean Daniel Phippen Eli Harlan Pinkerton Nicholas Edward Raley Rainan Rainford

Rhamdeow Robert Michael Russell Brandon Patrick Stein Zachary James Yates Criminal Justice Kristina Marie Battenfield Abigail Bliss Crim Anthony Joseph Cucinotta James Wesley Dehart George Anthony DeLozier, III Brandon Scott Dickerson Marissa Ann Emeigh Jessica Jean Herbert Joseph Louis Herbert Gina Renae Mattingly Corey Justin Moore Evan William Garner Pratt Savannah Jane Read Nathaniel Chatwin Seevers Randi Nicole Serman Lakea LaShawn Stewart William Henry Stone Samuel Tony Strain Jessica Lynn Trossbach Jason Lyn Wilson Stephanie Renee Wyant Culinary Arts Jessica Lynn Alderman Rochelle Dawnn Antone Ashawna Nicole Baker Sabrina Nicole Bookwalter James Robert Cawley, Jr. Tyler Lee Clark Tenisha Lenett Davis Amber Marie DeMarr Jennifer Lee Dixon Alexis Jane Duggan Ryan Nicholas Evans Christopher James Finn Chelsea Elizabeth Gibson Matthew Ryan Hale Jenna Leigh Hines Judia Tyisha Holton Joseph Allan Johnson Ariana Michelle Lockington William Everett Males Brandon Patrick Picard Hali Anna Pinter Latiesha Monique-Rene

Rice Terry Lynn Rodgers Jonathan Steven Scalsky Michael Robin Schwenger Ashton Rosemarie Shumaker Paula DeAnn Smith Samantha Marie Townsend Paris Danielle Tutor Lovella Maria Walker Logan John Wright Dental Assisting Sarah Elizabeth Boyer Sarah Jo Dalton Melissa Ann Dodson Akeema Diane James Devin Jillian Mathews Whitney Elise Reed Maria Caterina Sarlo Katherine Anne Thomas Diesel Technology Stephen Michael Abell Mickey Lee Adkins Christopher Shawn Clark Gregory Ignatius Cullison Jonathan Gabriel Davis Travis William Popielarcheck Todd Christopher Stanley Shawn Douglas Triplett David Lee Trossbach Justin Michael Williams Travis Michael Wimberly Richard Wayne Young, Jr. Engineering Technology Gregory Michael Bergin Paul Andrew Cavanaugh Curtis Michael Davis Jonathan Seton Drobeck Lauren Marie Garcia Patrick Benjamin Herriman Isaac Randall Indgjer Brandon Anthony Lanhardt Anna Marie Price Timothy Allen Quade, Jr. Courtney Elizabeth Rice Shawn Andrew Wentz Michael Brent Wilson Alex Jing-Hong Yuen

Fire & Rescue/EMS Daniel David Alioto Patrick Damien Best Clifton Randy Clark Daniel Kenneth Culbert Joshua Ryan Gray Elizabeth Ann Jenkins Thomas Jeffery Korb Nicholas Everett Nowotny Cole Dalton Parker Ashley Elizabeth Sampson Brandon Michael Wible Ben Ryan Windsor Kaitlyn Anne Wood Kyle Patrick Wood Kyle Patrick Woodburn Graphic Communications Courtney Nicole Corcoran Melanie Renee Dyson Divine Marie Gernand Angel Marie Gue Stevie-Mari Dove Hawkins Daniel Holden Martin Amber Lynn Miedzinski Sara Elizabeth Millen Rebecca Anne Potter Claudia Jill Rose Tiffany Amber Rose Haley Nicole Reiser Brittany Leyla Shorback Eric Steven Sirk Randae Renee Sparks Zachary Scott Walker Horticulture Jessica Lynn Bowles Cassandra Donnelle Chisholm Andrew Nicholas Koch Rachael Marie McCarthy Angel Marie Owens Hospitality & Tourism Destiny Ann Bell Daniel Nicholas Clausius Keshia Marie Holt Samara Corrine Loss Brittany Nichole Mundy Samantha Jo Trossbach Individualized Products & Services Crystal Dawn Flanary Kristen Alyse Granger

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William David Johnson Kagen Jacob White Television/Video Production Nathaniel McNiel Atwell Nathaniel Holden Boyles Brittany Hart Cassini Tyler Jacob Cox Richard Ryan Hall Rene Danny Garcia Longoria Timothy Patrick Menard Erik Alexander Miller Bryan Lee Reid Adam Wayne Sickle Welding Dennis Allen Bowen

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Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy Gabriela Ashley Algarin Joseph Wayne Coombs Benjamin Jay Greenberg Genevieve Louise Hatcher (with honors) Victoria Ashley Lynch Christopher Nicholas Mandragos (with honors/ salutatorian) Nikkita Lyn Medlin Bryan Everett Powell Matthew Raymond Smith Timothy William Travis (with honors/valedictorian)

King’s Christian Academy Alyssa Andreoli Bryce Benefield Rebecca Cannon Olivia Cathey Lauriana Cojocaru Jacqueline Coston Ashley Cullison Melissa Green (valedictorian) Tiffany Greer (salutatorian) Stephanie Little Rebecca Moschler Christopher Scriber

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St. Mary’s Gets in the Act Newtowne Players Feature Local Writers in Week of One-Acts By Andrea Shiell Staff Writer

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For Three Notch theatergoers the stage will take on many local flavors when the Newtowne Players present their newest round of one-act plays from June 4 to June 9, featuring plays not only acted by local community members, but also written by local authors. “Really what makes this show so special is the fact that all the authors this time are local,” said Lisa Gregory, who is producing the nd show as well as yA B to directing “RapPh o ture in Flight” and From left to right: R. Da Silva, Em“Babu’s Burgers.” ily Funderberk, Larry Silvestro and “Rapture in Mark Heidrich in “The History of Flight,” written by St. Mary’s County in 23 Minutes.” Thomas Esposito, follows the misadventures of a cocky but naïve pilot played by Aaron Meisinger, who flails through the skies during a routine practice flight that turns into a guttwisting, panic-fest laced with witty monologues and several light comedic moments. Second to the stage is “Babu’s Burgers,” written by Keith Williams, a comedy about an Indian character, Babu (played by the hilariously animated Chris Nugent), who owns a diner next to a Hollywood movie studio that is frequented by the quirky method actors working nearby. If one can imagine Galileo, Ben Franklin, Jesus Christ, Adolf Hitler and Genghis Khan sitting at a table eating burgers and arguing about women, then one gets the gist of this amusing play. Another comedic selection is Andrea Hein’s “The Wake,” about family members that come together for their uncle’s funeral with various members scheming to get their hands on his multi-million dollar fortune. The gem of the show, however, is its lone dramatic piece “Butterfly,” written by Leonardtown native Trish Cole. This tragedy follows the story of Ruby, an inmate reflecting on her inability to come to terms with her trans-

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Movie Review: ‘Terminator Salvation’

By Christie Lemire gender daughter’s desire AP Movie Critic to live as a man. Actress Gloria Ranta We have seen the future in “Termifearlessly attacks the role nator Salvation,” and the future is noisy. of the distraught and ofThis fourth flick in the “Terminaten confused mother who tor” saga takes place in 2018, 14 years retreats mentally and after Judgment Day. John Connor is a rising force in the resistance emotionally to her very against Skynet, the artificial intelligence network that started own wildflower garden, thinking for itself and eradicating humanity. He has seen destrucdisassociating from realtion and listened to the recordings left by his mother that foretell ity to a refuge that shelters his future, but he has yet to send anyone back in time in hopes of her from her confinement stopping it, including the man who will become his father. and the actions that led to (You definitely need to have seen the first three movies to it, playing the role with have a clue as to what’s going on here. This is no time to play catchan intensity that is both up. Being a fan also helps.) Photo By Andrea Shiell inspiring and disturbing McG, director of the “Charlie’s Angels” movies and “We From left to right; John Giusti, to watch. Are Marshall,” drops into this well-established lore and presents Larry Silvestro, Patrick Welton Cole wrote “Buta post-apocalyptic world that is repetitively bleak and relentlessly and Mark Heidrich in “Babu’s terfly” several years ago, loud. Yes, the machines have taken over, so of course there’s going Burgers.” after which it was staged to be a healthy amount of clanging, crunching metal and automatic in San Francisco, Chicago and New York before coming weapon fire – but even things that shouldn’t be noisy, like the lighthome to roost in Lexington Park. ing of a flare, sound like a rocket launch. “Because of my connection with Sheila [Martel], And Christian Bale steps into the role of John Connor, played the co-director and her involvement here at Three Notch, previously by Edward Furlong and Nick Stahl, and he ... well, he I decided to kind of go forth with this. I knew they were does the same voice he uses when he dons the black suit for looking for local authors and I acthe “Batman” movies, a monotone, guttural growl regardtually submitted two plays. One less of the dialogue. Connor’s function as Christ figure is was more in the comedy vein and clearer than ever in the script from John Brancato and Mithe other, ‘Butterfly’, is a much chael Ferris, who also wrote 2003’s “Terminator 3: Rise of heavier piece, and it’s my personal the Machines”; nearly everyone who managed to stay alive favorite,” she said. describes this “JC” as a messiah and a prophet, but not ev“In terms of everyone’s eryone believes it. The metaphor adds yet another layer of search for their own meaning, portentousness – but the writers also threw in a couple of their own identity, it’s a really perclassic “Terminator” lines, ostensibly to lighten the suffocatsonal piece,” said Cole. “I used the ing mood. Instead, they’re real groaners. transgender issue as a vehicle to John must find and protect his future father, teenager communicate that. It’s just someKyle Reese (the plucky Anton Yelchin), while also trying thing that I really wrote from the to determine whether to trust the mysterious stranger Marheart.” cus Wright (Sam Worthington) to help him with this quest. Rounding out the one-acts is Worthington has the masculine good looks and formidable Photo By Andrea Shiell another original, “The History of screen presence to stand strong opposite Bale – but, natuSt. Mary’s County in 23 Minutes” Chris Nugent playing rally, he also has to scream a lot. This installation sorely an English peddler by R. Da Silva, a recounting of the needs more of the kind of liveliness Arnold Schwarzenegger history of Maryland’s first colony in “The History of St. brought to the franchise. Mary’s County in 23 that is as politically incorrect as it “Terminator Salvation” does feature some inventive is fun to watch, making for a fit- Minutes,” part of the camerawork, though – McG is a commercial and music vidNewtowne Players’ ting end to a show featuring (and eo veteran, after all – and the intricate special effects we’ve Week of One-Acts. making fun of) its local flair. come to expect from the series (the work of the late Stan Audience members will have a chance to weigh in Winston, who died before the film was finished). Several of the on their own favorites after each performance, and the new villainous devices are extremely cool, including the Hydrowinning piece will be performed at the Maryland Combots, four-foot-long killer eels that attack under water. munity Theater Festival, which will be held in January. But there’s not much here in the way of way of humanity, even As for this year’s selections, all seem to promise with the strong feminine presence of actresses including Bryce something for everyone. Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood and Jane Alexander. It seems For more information on the Newtowne Players, or the machines have already won. to reserve tickets for their Week of One-Acts, call 301-7375447, or visit them online at (A Warner Bros. Pictures release; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and language; Running time: 114 minutes. Two stars out of four.)


Show Time

Get Out & Have Fu n Right Here in St. Mary’s County! Now Playing AMC Loews, Lexington Park 6, (301) 862-5010 • Angels & Demons PG-13, 140 min • Dance Flick PG-13, min • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian PG, 105 min


• Star Trek PG-13, 126 min

• Up PG, 96 min

• Terminator Salvation PG-13, 114 min

• X-Men Origins: Wolverine PG-13, 107 min

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Thursday, May 28 • Fair Warning Irish Pub Band CJ’s Backroom (Lusby) – 5 p.m. • Wing Night VFW Post 2612 (California) – 5 p.m. • Basket Bingo Mechanicsville VFD Social Hall – 5:30 p.m. • Drop-In Salsa House of Dance (Hollywood) – 6 p.m. • David Flood and Company Chef’s American Bistro (San Souci Plaza) – 6 p.m. • Ladies Night Fat Boys Country Store (Leonardtown) – 7 p.m. • DJ Jamie Cadillac Jack’s (Lexington Park) – 9 p.m.

Friday, May 29 • Relay For Life Groovin’ Grannies Fundraiser Fitness and More (Hollywood) – 9 a.m.

• Karaoke 911 Bar (Mechanicsville) – 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 30 • Ridge UM Women’s Spring Bake, Crafts, and Rummage Sale – 8 a.m. to noon, First Friendship Church Fellowship Hall on Route 5 across from Ridge Volunteer Fire Department nearer the intersection with Wynne Road. Rain or shine. Proceeds to be used for local charities and church preservation. For more information, call 301-872-0285.

• 4 Friends Chef’s American Bistro (San Souci Plaza) – 8:30 p.m. • Karaoke w/ DJ Tommy T and DJ T Applebee’s (California) – 9 p.m. • Wild Good band Cadillac Jack’s (Lexington Park) – 9 p.m.

• Texas Hold’Em Tournament VFW Post 2612 (California) – 7 p.m.

• Six Pipe Band Cryer’s Back Road Inn (Leonardtown) – 9 p.m.

• St. John’s Spirit Night –with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs ball team starting at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $13, on sale now at Click on FUNRAISER; promo code is stjohns. Fifty percent of every ticket purchased goes back to the church. For more information, call Mary Ann Thompson at 301-475-3143. • Upstroke Jake & Al’s Chophouse (Lusby) – 8 p.m. • 4 Friends Chef’s American Bistro (San Souci Plaza) – 8:30 p.m. • Karaoke Night Cadillac Jack’s (Lexington Park) – 9 p.m.

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Two-year old Isabella Giampetroni meets a canine and her officer.

Sunday, May 24 • Village Day Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum – 10 a.m. • More than Meets the Eye (archeology presentation) Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum – 11 a.m. • Contemporary Dance workshop House of Dance (Hollywood) – 1 p.m. • Karaoke St. Mary’s Landing – 5:30 p.m.

Monday, May 25 • Margarita Monday Fat Boys Country Store (Leonardtown) – 12 noon

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• Bent Nickel Seabreeze – 8 p.m.

• Jeff Miller Band Fat Boys Country Store (Leonardtown) – 9 p.m.

• Poker Leader Board Challenge FOP-7 Lodge (Great Mills) – 7 p.m.

The St. Mary’s County Advanced Life Support Unit, in partnership with local volunteer fire and rescue companies, St. Mary’s Hospital, the Boy Scouts, St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office and others brought “EMS for Children Day” to Leonardtown on May 21 at the Governmental Center on the lawn. A canine officer was there to meet the children and a flight paramedic from Trooper 7 talked to children and brought his flight gear.

• “Annie” the musical Mother Catherine Spalding School – 7 p.m.

• Fair Warning Irish Pub Band Donovan’s Irish Pub (California) – 5 p.m.

• “Annie” the musical Mother Catherine Spalding School – 7 p.m.

EMS Day Focuses on Kids

“Hi, my name is Jeff and I’m a sweet approximately two year old male Black Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier mix. I’m very friendly, love to be brushed, and love to go on car rides. I’m very playful and enjoy going for walks. As you can see, I’m a handsome guy and now I’m looking for someone wonderful like YOU to give me the home I deserve. I’m up to date on all vaccinations, neutered, house trained, crate trained and identification micro chipped.” For more information, please call Second Hope Rescue at 240925-0628 or email

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Paramedic Dennis Gordge helps mend some stuffed animals.

Please Adopt, Don’t Shop!!

L ibrary Items • Summer Reading Clubs – Children can maintain their reading skills by participating in one of three reading clubs; clubs for babies through teens start June 8. The first of six professional performances is set for June 29. Also scheduled are Wii play family game nights, story times, movie showings, and computer and drawing workshops and special Celebrate 375 activities. Find a complete list in the summer brochure available online and in the libraries. Summer T-shirts are currently on sale at each branch while supplies last. • Training Sessions – Students who applied to be summer volunteers must attend one of the following training sessions: May 28 at Leonardtown, June 1 or June 3 at Lexington Park, or June 4 at Charlotte Hall. All sessions begin at 6 p.m. • Charlotte Hall Hosts Free Movies – Families are invited to Charlotte Hall on May 30 at 1 p.m. for a showing of a PG-rated family comedy featuring a hotel handyman whose life changes when bedtime stories magically come true. On June

11 a PG-rated movie about the adventures of the Central Zoo animals stranded in Africa will be shown, starting at 5 p.m. Snacks will be provided. • Computer Game Workshops – Discover U Children’s Museum is sponsoring free workshops at the libraries. Deb Daniel will conduct a workshop for kids ages 7-11 on how to create their own computer games using RPG on June 6 at 10:30 a.m. and June 15 at 6 p.m. at Charlotte Hall. She will conduct a teen workshop on June 10 on how to make a simple arcade game using Gamemaker and on June 11 on using Scratch software to create a computer game. Both teen workshops begin at 2:30 p.m. Registration is required. The same workshops are being offered throughout the summer at each branch. • Teens Invited – Teens can hang out with other teens, play Wii, munch on snacks and plan fun teen library programs at the upcoming Teen Advisory Group meetings. Lexington Park’s will be June 2 at 4 p.m.; Charlotte Hall’s on June 8 at 5 p.m. and Leonardtown’s on June 11 at 5:30 p.m.


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On The Menu

Today in St. Mary’s County we have many wonderful options for dining out. Each week we will feature a local restaurant and give our readers an overview of what they can enjoy on the menu at each location. Bon Appétit!

A Seriously Flavorful Seafood Salad for Summer Fun

By J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor

White hot dog and hamburger buns are the only way to go when serving this salad. And for best taste they need to be toasted, ideally on a grill or in a skillet of melted butter. This salad is easily prepared ahead of time for serving at the beach or on a picnic. Pair it with a bottle of crisp, white wine. The acidity complements and cuts through the dressing.

If a trip to the beach (or just a desire for one) has you thinking about seafood, try this simple and intense seafood salad. The trick for making this more than just a glop of seafood and mayonnaise is to combine plenty of contrasting flavors and textures. The dressing, for example, blends creamy mayonnaise, spicy whole grain mustard and a splash of hot sauce. The soft seafood - a blend of shrimp, crab and imitation lobster - is paired with Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 12 crunchy celery, red bell pepper, jicama and a sweetly tart green apple. 1/4 cup mayonnaise In a large bowl, whisk toWhile real lobster would be a tastier 1 tablespoon whole-grain gether the mayonnaise, mustard, choice in this salad, it can be pricey and mustard garlic powder, celery seeds and inconvenient to cook and shell. If you 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder pepper. Add hot sauce, mix well, have the time and money, go for it. OthPinch celery seeds then taste and adjust pepper and erwise, the imitation version is an affordBlack pepper, to taste hot sauce as desired. able and easy alternative that does fine in Hot sauce, to taste Add the celery, red pepper, a salad. 2 ribs celery, finely chopped jicama and apple, then toss well 1 red bell pepper, cored and to coat. Add the shrimp, crab finely chopped meat and imitation lobster meat. 1/2 jicama, peeled and finely Toss until just coated. Set aside. chopped (about 2 cups) In a large skillet over medi1 medium green apple, peeled um-low, melt the butter. Add the and diced buns (split open if hamburger, on 1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled their sides if hot dog) and toast and roughly chopped until lightly browned and crispy. 1 pound crab meat, picked over Serve the salad in the buns. for shells Nutrition information per 1-pound package imitation lobserving (values are rounded to ster meat, roughly chopped or the nearest whole number): 288 pulled apart calories; 63 calories from fat; 7 g 2 tablespoons butter fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 12 hamburger or hot dog buns 117 mg cholesterol; 28 g carbohydrate; 28 g protein; 3 g fiber; 499 mg sodium.


Healthy Bites

Tofu Takes a Flavorful Turn By JIM ROMANOFF For The Associated Press Folks who think they don’t like tofu probably haven’t tried the marinated and baked varieties now common at most grocers. Unlike traditional tofu - which is packed in water, has little or no flavor and a soft, even grainy texture - these tofus typically are vacuum packed, pressed to remove excess water, and seasoned and sometimes baked. The result is a firm, chewy (some even say meaty) texture and a savory flavor. They are excellent for sauteing, grilling or even cut into slices and added to sandwiches similar to deli meat (the smoked version makes a great tofu, lettuce and tomato sandwich). It’s also possible to transform traditional waterpacked tofu into a meatier variety. Start with a firm or

extra-firm variety. Place the block on several sheets of paper towels in the bottom of a shallow dish. Place a paper towel on top of the tofu, then gently press to remove any initial liquid. Remove the top towels and place two layers of fresh paper towels on top. Carefully place a plate on top of the tofu, then put a weight (such as a can of beans) on top. Let the tofu press in this manner at room temperature for at least 20 minutes, then discard the wet paper towels. Alternatively, tofu can be firmed up by freezing it. Simply place the unopened container of waterpacked tofu in the freezer overnight, then thaw, drain and use as desired. The texture will be somewhat coarse, similar to ground beef. Sliced or cubed traditional tofu also can be baked or roasted to improve the consistency. Bake the tofu on a lightly oiled baking sheet at 400 F until golden brown, about 30 to 40 minutes.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

On The Vine


BETTER TOGETHER: What to drink with summer salads By VICTORIA BRETT For The Associated Press A summer salad loaded with the season’s freshest produce is a healthy and easy way to end the day. And since salads are quick to prepare, you might as well use the extra time to create a delicious cocktail that brings out the best of both the vegetables and a warm summer evening. Sandra Lee, cookbook author and host of the Food Network’s “Sandra’s Money Saving Meals,” likes to pair her Hula Girl Cocktail with summer’s bounty of corn, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and berries. “Summer entertaining can be easy and relaxing,” she says. “Nature is on your side. Lots of fruits and vegetables are at their peak, so we tend to eat lighter and healthier,” she says. Her favored cocktail is a healthy summer treat with pineapple juice, guava nectar juice, strawberries, sugar and a splash of rum. “I dress my salads with grilled or curried meat or chicken, and the pineapple and guava juice from this cocktail enhance those flavors,” she says. If you want to skip the alcohol and save money and calories, Lee says the drink holds up great without the rum. `”Top it with strawberries and a lime wedge, and this drink will remind you that fun, summer days in the sun await you,” she says. Lee suggests a balsamic vinaigrettedressing or a fruitbased dressing to compliment the cocktail and keep the meal light. “Be bold and mix sweet, tart, hot and cool to make your taste buds

HULA GIRL COCKTAIL Start to finish: 5 minutes

Servings: 4

1 cup pineapple juice 12-ounce can guava nectar juice 10-ounce package frozen strawberries 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup rum 1 1/2 cups ice 1 lime, cut into wedges In a blender, combine the pineapple juice, guava nectar, strawberries, sugar, rum and ice. Blend until completely smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with lime wedges. (Recipe adapted from Sandra Lee, host of Food Network’s ‘Sandra’s Money Saving Meals’) Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 260 calories; 1 calories from fat; 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 3 g fiber; 7 mg sodium.


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Wanderings of an Aimless



Camping at Point Lookout By Shelby Oppermann Contributing Writer Memorial Day weekend always makes me think of camping, but not in a tent. This particular weekend was the first one of the season when my mother would hook up the camper trailer. The first trailer was a 25-foot Prowler, and a favorite place to “camp” was at Point Lookout State Park. Now, I guess it’s referred to as RVing. I believe I was around 9 or 10 when my mother got the first Prowler, so that would be

about 1970-71. The campground at Point Lookout, at that time, was on the bay side next to the old 1920s hotel. The fishing pier is right about there now. I don’t believe the causeway was paved yet for some reason. The breezes were great on the bay side, and it was so much fun finding sea glass on the beach. Where my father was a culinary expert at hot dogs and beans in a can on a propane grill, my mother was the expert on a camper trailer gas stove. I was the only recipient of all of the delicious foods she would create. My parents’ vacation styles did not blend, and I remember

Book Review “How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work” by Jeff Bredenberg c.2009, Rodale

$18.95 / $20.95 Canada

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Contributing Writer One week’s worth of vacation. All year long, you accumulate hours at work just so you can take a leisurely week off to do what you want. Sure, you have a to-do list for your vacation, but here’s what’s on it: travel, relax, shop. Hammock, here you come. So why do you throw away 40 hours of potential vacation each summer? The average homeowner spends 40-plus hours a year caring for the lawn. Add in the hours spent on a garden, and you’ve thrown in the dirt more than a vacation’s-worth of time. But making your home look good and growing some fresh food is important, right? So pick up “How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work” by Jeff Bredenberg and make your yard and garden work for you, instead of the other way around. Although cheating at poker is not cool, cheating at gardening and yard maintenance is easy and perfectly acceptable. By “cheating”, Bredenberg says he means cutting corners and keeping things fun. Since you can’t grow anything without it, let’s start with POTS. That stands for Priority One: The Soil. Before you even think of putting any seed in the ground, you need to stop treating your soil like, uh, dirt and prepare it for planting. That doesn’t mean tilling; in fact, gardening experts say you shouldn’t till at all. Instead, plan early and use old newspapers and mulch to make tilling unnecessary. If you did your homework, you should have some compost ready, too.

371 pages, includes index

By the way, save your back on planting day by utilizing a few common things you might have lying around the garage. As for the lawn, Bredenberg asks simply, when was the last time a fancy magazine was planning to use your home for a photo spread? Never? Then why obsess? If it’s green and it’s not hurting anything, let it grow, and mow. Consider installing automatic sprinklers. Plan your project, think small, and buy only the plants you need. Look into gardening with a raised bed and, if you decide to go that route, be sure to wet the bed often. Recycle. Be a gardening renegade. Thinking the only planting you want to do this year is your fanny in a soft hammock? Before you sink in, take a look at this book. “How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work” makes planting, mowing, and cultivating sound like artsy fun. By consulting dozens of horticulturists, gardeners, and other yard-and-garden experts, author Jeff Bredenberg pulled together hundreds of useful tips to make gardening easier and lawn work not work. Some of the things in here are old news (composting) but many are fresh and unique (plant clover between vegetable rows for a soft, pleasant pathway that will benefit your soil). The ideas are easy for a neophyte gardener to tackle, yet fun for anyone who was born wielding a spade. Throw down the gloves, grab this book, and let your life go to seed. “How to Cheat at Gardening and Yard Work” is a book you can dig.

them briefly joining up for only one Virginia Beach vacation together. My father insisted he could back the trailer into the driveway upon our return and gouged a 4-foot-long rip in the side from the telephone pole foot anchors. That was the first and last time he came, though I do have a treasured photo of my dad with his arm around my mom on the beach. My mother’s meals included the full complement of comfort foods: spaghetti, baked chicken, tuna casserole, pot roast and my favorite, broiled T-bones with baked potatoes and lima beans. The only meal she wouldn’t fix when we came to St. Mary’s County, which she normally fixed at home and is still one of the best I’ve ever had, is fried chicken. We would stop at Hill’s Halfway House, or the restaurant where Club 911 is now in Mechanicsville. St. Mary’s Landing was a favorite fried chicken place of hers until her death. Point Lookout had so much to offer to a suburban tomboy: a wide expanse of water that made you feel you were at the ocean, plenty of trees to climb, miniature golf, a huge playground and old buildings to explore. What more could a child want? I, of course, loved the old hotel the most, and my mother, always encouraging my life of crime, just as I did my sons, was the first one behind me in an old spooky building. I did the same thing to Robert and Ryan, come to think of it – I let them go first. Parents really do get wiser. (Now there are whole groups across the country called “urban explorers” or “infiltrators.” They have a code much as archaeologists do of disturbing as little as possible and leaving nothing behind and taking nothing from the scene. Well, archaeologists take, but they plot and record in detail.)

The old hotel was an imposing structure and looked beautiful to me both inside and outside. After my mother and I walked in through the front door, it did seem to shut rather too quickly. The foyer was still grand with the reception counter and aging carpet. There was also a large hole in the middle of the floor. I see the foyer a certain way in my mind, but it may have looked completely different. Even though I know it was empty, I visualize it very regal and elegant with slot machines on a circular ledge around the perimeter. I know I wanted to go up the stairs on several occasions, but I was not allowed to venture upstairs. That is one thing my sons and I would usually try if it looked safe enough. Since those early years, I have camped in a tent on the Potomac River side when the boys were small and had just as good a time. I enjoyed watching my sons play on the same playground equipment, like that unique large metal wedge where you could climb all the way to the top and slide down its angled surface. They played on those same swings I did, and my son Ryan when he was small, saw a little girl swinging on those same swings that I never saw. Interesting occurrences have always happened at Point Lookout. Maybe I can get my husband to stay in one of those cabins at Point Lookout; he is not a tent camper and not into RVing. I hope they don’t mind if we bring a few things: our fire pit, maybe his softball team, so we don’t miss a weekend game, and I’ll need a few things to work on. We might as well stay home. To each new day’s adventure, Shelby Please send comments or ideas to: shelbys.

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22. W. Indian evergreen 24. Beak or bill 25. Sun (Span.) 27. Leafy dish 28. Phrase “Yes _____ Bob “ 30. Seated 31. Highly exceptional 32. Barrel or flask plug 33. Place of safety 36. Peace (Hebrew) 37. Radioactivity unit 38. Seaport (abbr.) 39. Former ruler of Iran 41. Pate protection 42. Pie ___ mode 43. Seraglios 46. Tes____: small mosaic tile 49. Delaware 51. A large body of water 52. The whole of 53. Millilitre 54. Largest English dictionary (abbr.) 55. Small coin (French) 58. Element #20 59. Halfback 60. College degree 61. A public promotion


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STEM Academy Teacher Rides with Blue Angels

Photo Courtesy of Nathan Swick

By Andrea Shiell Staff Writer When Nathan Swick, a sixth-grade STEM academy science teacher at Spring Ridge Middle School, got a call informing him that he had been invited to fly with the Blue Angels, he said he was so overcome with excitement that he was unable to sleep for the next two days. Swick said he was overwhelmed by his good fortune not only because he was excited to spend 30 minutes in an F/A-18, but because it would provide his students an opportunity to see their own STEM curriculum in action. “Wednesday I found out I was flying on Blue Angel number 7, and the first thing I thought about was inviting my students, so we were able to pull some strings and get our kids

there, a whole busload of 47 kids,” said Swick. “They were able to see the Blue Angel before flight and they saw me get in the cockpit, get all strapped in, and then they went to a take-off strip, and then they also saw me land a half an hour later, and talk to me about how the flight was and what I experienced.” Fortunately for the students, they also got to see a video of their teacher in the air as the plane’s pilot explained the maneuvers he was performing, some of which took Swick to an uncomfortable seven and a half g’s (“g” refers to “g-force”, which is the popular term for the force related to an object’s acceleration relative to free fall) over the Patuxent River and Solomons Island. “The kids really got a lot out of it, especially the part where the teacher comes out of the whole experiment,” he said. Swick added later that “the kids got to see that there’s a lot of science behind how jets move and g-forces,” and he has been explaining to his students all week how the rigors of flying at nearly 700 miles per hour had affected him. “It feels like everything is just pulled down, including the blood in my brain, and it caused me to pass out twice,” he said, smiling as he scrolled through the video footage. After he had been chosen to go flying with the Blue Angels, Swick said, “my main goal then was to get the kids on the base to watch it and to be there, and that was very valuable because the whole Blue Angels objective is to recruit and get people interested in the Navy and what they have to offer. These kids are all scientists and engineers, that’s why they’re in here, but I think having this kind of experience they may think about joining and exploring science and math in the military,” he said.

A Journey Through Time The


Columnist Linda Reno is a historian and genealogist specializing in Southern Maryland history. Mrs. Reno is a member of the St. Mary’s County Historical Society, St. Mary’s County Genealogical Society, Charles County Genealogical Society, Maryland Historical Society and the Maryland Genealogical Society. She has authored many books and articles on local history. We hope you will enjoy these articles Pvt. William P. Davis and welcome your comments forgotten its real meaning? and suggestions for I would like to take this opportunity to future subjects. offer my deep, heartfelt appreciation to just a few of the many soldiers who served from the early times of Maryland. By Linda Reno To William Ashmore who, on May 10, Contributing Writer 1635, was the first man to lose his life while defending St. Mary’s from William Claiborne, Memorial Day was celebrated this year I thank you. To John Jarboe and William Evans, my on Monday, May 25. Before the days of “Let’s make things convenient”, it was celebrated on appreciation for recapturing the fledgling Maryland Colony from Richard Ingle in 1645. May 30. For me, it’s still May 30. To William Eltonhead, William Lewis and What did you do on May 25? Did you sleep late, go shopping, or lounge around? I Thomas Hatton, all of whom were executed hope you did some of those things, but did you after the Battle of the Severn on March 25, also at least take a few minutes to give thanks 1655, despite promises from the Puritans to the for those who fought to enable us to enjoy contrary, your lives were not lost in vain. To Thomas Truman, who commanded this holiday, or have you, like so many others,

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the Maryland Militia in 1673, when Maryland and Virginia made a joint attack against the Susquehanna Indians, I applaud your mercy and detest those who tried to bring dishonor to your name. To William Claw, who was “slain before the Susquehanna Fort” in 1675, your sacrifice is appreciated. To John Vadry, who, beginning in 1669, with many others, were “soldiers in the last Indian march up the Bay; they being carpenters and persons having no crops. They were out 11 weeks and 5 days and for the encouragement of others, they shall be called to serve the country as soldiers hereafter.” I will not forget the many hardships this must have brought to you and your family. To the many thousands of other Southern Marylanders who have served, whether it was for a Maryland cause or a national cause, space prohibits your individual acknowledgement but know that I am grateful. And last to Bill Davis, whom I will always remember. William Philip “Bill” Davis was born on Feb. 4, 1924, in Oraville. His mother died when he was a year old, and he was raised by his paternal grandmother. Life for this family, already hard, would become even worse by the onset of the Depression. There was no money for anything except the bare necessities of life, and sometimes not even for that. High school was out of the question. No decent clothing, barely any food, and one pair of shoes that he tied to his feet. At age 12 he went to work at Leonard Dixon’s store. From then until he entered the Army, he stayed with Mrs. Frances Newell, who until her dying day, claimed him and loved him as her son. In 1943 Bill received his draft notice and

was sent to Fort Benning, Ga., for basic training and was then assigned as a mortar handler to the 1st Division, “The Big Red One.” June 6, 1944, and it was D-Day. The Germans were raking the landing craft with machine gun fire. The men had to get off further from the beach than planned. With 80 pounds of equipment and no swimming skills, Bill left the craft and immediately sank. Another soldier saved his life and then immediately lost his when they got on shore. Many living veterans have stated that the opening scenes of “Saving Private Ryan” accurately portray what they endured. If you haven’t seen this movie, you should. His battlefront experience ended with the Battle of the Bulge during the winter of 19441945 and it was the worst European winter in 40 years. Winter clothing issued to the men was inadequate against the extreme cold and deep snow – no boots, only rubber galoshes. Many died, not in battle, but froze to death. Bill was lucky, escaping only with frostbitten feet. He suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome but it wasn’t called that then. It affected him as a man and it affected his family. When one member of the family suffers, they all do. It would take 20 years to get beyond of the worst of it. Bill lived the rest of his life in his beloved St. Mary’s County, dying on July 30, 1991. I say to you, my beloved father that I will always be proud of you. Even though I was very young at the time and didn’t realize everything that was being said, I remember the many times you cried out in the middle of the night from the nightmares that haunted you. I cried too, not because I understood, but because I couldn’t stand to hear Daddy cry. You are my hero.

Community Community Health Survey Starts Monday Local health officials are asking residents for help in identifying current health problems in St. Mary’s County through a random telephone survey that will begin June 1. Each call is expected to take about 10 to 15 minutes, according to a press release from St. Mary’s Hospital. The calls will be made by Holleran, a research firm in Pennsylvania. For residents with caller ID, the number for Holleran may show up as a 717 area code. The purpose of the survey is to identify key health issues in the community and adjust community health programs according. “The comprehensive community assessment provides baseline health-related data for St. Mary’s Hospital to plan its future initiatives and provides information for the hospital and other health-oriented community agencies to evaluate currently offered programs,” said Joan Gelrud, hospital vice president, in the release. Callers may ask about access to health care; exercise and physical activity habits; prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke; and awareness of hypertension and cholesterol. Other possible topics include childhood asthma prevalence, alcohol and tobacco usage, and cancer screenings. A similar health assessment done in 2003 identified a high incidence of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes in the county. The results led to programs encouraging lifestyle changes and promoting screenings in the community. Anyone with questions may call Barbara Hak, director of Health Connections at St. Mary’s Hospital, at 301-475-6195. Other organizations involved include St. Mary’s County Health Department and the St. Mary’s Community Health Advisory Committee.

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Remembering the Fallen Parishioners gathered at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Hollywood on Memorial Day to honor former parishioner Ray Faulstich Jr. and others who have died in combat. This is the third year that that the Knights of Columbus Council 7914 has held a memorial service following Faulstich’s death in 2004 in Iraq, said organizer Chris Woehrer, community chairman of the council. “He’s buried at the church, and he’s a symbol for the others. His grave is a place to put the wreath,” Woehrer said. Because of rain, the ceremony was held indoors this year following a memorial mass by Fr. Raymond Schmidt. Capt. Glen Ives, former commanding officer of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, placed the wreath in front of a table holding photos, medals and other memories of Faulstich, who was 24 when he died. “It makes me feel good, that people recognize my son,” said his father Ray Faulstich Sr., who participated in the ceremony as a Knight of Columbus Fourth Degree. Ives, who recently joined the parish, said the ceremony at St. John is an “extraordinarily meaningful tradition.” “There is truly nothing more important we do as Americans than what we do here today, because when we honor our fallen – when we honor our own – we strengthen ourPhoto By Virginia Terhune selves, reaffirm our values as a people, as a nation,” said Photos of fallen soldier Ray Faulstich Jr. and the medals he earned Ives during remarks to the gathering. “[We] reaffirm our love and commitment to God, coun- in the Army grace a table at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Hollywood, where parishioners attended a Memorial Day service try, family and community.” to honor him and others who have died in combat.

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By Sean Rice Staff Writer Victory Baptist Academy of Charlotte Hall, one of St. Mary’s County’s smallest schools, came in first place for the second year straight in McKay’s $60,000 Community Rewards Giveaway. With 56 students enrolled this year, Victory Baptist is the smallest school among the 99 local organizations that participated this year in the annual rewards giveaway from the McKay’s chain of grocery stores. “It’s so heartwarming to see a small school with this kind of participation, and to be able to do these little things that turn into big things,” Tommy McKay said during the school’s check presentation Wednesday morning. Victory Baptist edged out the second- and third- place winners, St. John’s School and Father Andrew White School, to take first in the contest, which has awarded more than $620,000 during its 11-year existence. “For us, and for all retailers, it has been sort of a tough 18 months or so, so we’re re-

ally happy we’re still able to give these rewards back … and we hope that it’s benefited you folks,” McKay said. “You have no idea,” said Sharon Potter, a full-time volunteer at the school who coordinates its participation in the annual McKay’s contest. “This is too cool, it’s awesome.” Victory Baptist claimed $6,767 in reward money this year, bringing its total rewards from the program over the years to $45,400, which ranks third among all groups that have participated. Victory Baptist has used its reward money through the years to buy desks, computers, audio/visual equipment, classroom “white boards”, kindergarten equipment, lunchroom tables, sports equipment and much more, principal John Tignor said. “A lot of the stuff that we get are things that students sit at and work on every day,” said Tignor, who has been principal for 10 years. “It really helps us out as a small school with being able to get a lot of the things you normally wouldn’t be able to grab,” he said.


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St. Mary’s County To Host Annual Golf Tournament in June The Board of County Commissioners will once again host the annual Scott Verbic Memorial Golf Tournament Fri. June 12 at the Wicomico Shores Municipal Golf Course, 35794 Aviation Yacht Club Road in Mechanicsville (near Chaptico). The tournament will begin with an 8:30 a.m. registration followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A buffet lunch will be served at the conclusion of the tournament. There will be hole-in-one, closest to the pin and longest drive contests, as well as several raffles and door prizes. The Recreation and Parks Department coordinates the tour-

nament each year as a memorial to Scott Verbic, a Rec and Parks Citizen Advisory Board member and youth advocated who passed away while serving on the Board. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Department’s scholarship program for Summer Youth Camps and other recreational activities. For additional information on forming a team or sponsorship, contact Christina Bishop at 301-475-4200, ext. 1802 or visit the County website at

Amusement Park Tickets The Recreation and Parks Department is currently conducting sales of amusement park tickets in the Patuxent Building, located at 23150 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown. Tickets will be on sale during regular office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Cash and credit cards with picture ID are accepted, but personal checks are not. All tickets are listed as Good Any One Day this season unless otherwise noted. The selection of Parks includes Busch Gardens, Paramount’s Kings Dominion, Water Country in Virginia, Dutch Won-

derland, Hershey Park, Dorney Park and Sesame Place in Pennsylvania, Six Flags America both in Maryland and New Jersey. All sales are final. For more information, call 301-4754200, ext. 1842.

Great Mills Pool Re-Opened May 23 The Great Mills Swimming Pool re-opened on May 23. Until June 14, the pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The summer hours of operation will begin on Monday June 15, and those hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The Great Mills Swimming Pool provides opportunities for recreational, therapeutic, instructional and competitive swimming for all ages. The 25-yard by 25-meter pool includes six lanes and has a “zero depth” entry for maximum accessibility. The facility’s bathhouse includes showers, lockers, restrooms and a lifeguard room; a toddler pool is also part of the aquatic facility and is open during the summer months. For more information on fees, classes and operation, call the pool at 21100 Great Mills Road at 302-866-6560 or got to

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Marcey House Golf Tourney Raises Facility Profile By Chris Stevens Staff Writer


MECHANICSVILLE – With the goal of the Marcey House continuing to be one of hope and recovery, Friday’s festivities proved to be a sterling example of what director Larry Harvey oversees on a daily basis at the Leonardtown rehab facility. “Our motto is to help others help themselves,” Harvey said Friday morning before the start of the 16th annual Marcey House golf tournament at Wicomico Shores Golf Course. “We’ve been able to meet all state benchmarks in terms of employment, low arrest rate and retention. Most of our patients stay six months,” he said. The tournament, in its 16th year, has proven to be a successful fund-raiser as well as a way to publicize the successful efforts Marcey House has made in terms of alcohol and drug treatment. “Marcey House has one of the more solid retention rates, considering they deal with the most difficult of patients,” says Donald Hall, Director of Quality Assurance for Maryland’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse administration division. “Over the course of 10 years, I’ve seen them improve steadily over time, and even when we had a shortage of funding, Marcey House main-

tained their level of funding.” For chairman of the board Dan Slade, seeing patients come into Marcey House at a low point and leave with their heads held high makes it all worth it. “Seeing someone in the program, you watch the complete change in their life, they become a parent, child, friend and community member,” Slade said. “It’s an incredibly powerful feeling.” The tournament kicked off bright and early with a putting competition followed by 18 holes of golf and a lunch back at the clubhouse for all involved. Minnesota men’s basketball coach and Scotland, Md, native Tubby Smith made a visit to his home county to show support before he headed off to a speaking engagement in Charlotte, NC, this past weekend. Smith said golf is a game that brings many people together, especially in the spirit of conversation. “It’s a game that people can have some common ground in,” Smith explains. “Whether you’re a doctor, lawyer or a judge, you get out there on the course and you’ll find you have a lot in common with the people you’re playing with.” “It’s a relaxing game,” adds Donald Hall. “You get out on the green, and you get to walk around and have great conversation and debates while you’re playing.”



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SOFTBALL SCHEDULE 05/28-06/3/09 Thurs., May 28 Slow-Pitch League Eagles Nest vs. Bombers at Pax River, 6:30 p.m. Back Road vs. Budweiser at Captain Sam’s, 6:30 p.m. Bookkeeping By Blanche vs. Chaney’s at The Brass Rail, 6:30 p.m. Wentworth vs. VFW 2632 at Chancellor’s Run, 8 p.m. Men’s Over 40-League Hobos vs. Nationwide at Knight Life Anderson’s vs. Tri-County Aire at Back Road Inn Rita B’s vs. Seabreeze at Tippet’s Field Hole-In-The-Wall vs. Mom & Pop’s at Fenwick Field Capt. Sam’s vs. Clements at Anderson’s Bar

Fri., May 29 Young Men’s League Straight Cuts vs. AC Moose at Moose Lodge, 6:30 p.m. Cryer’s vs. Raley Softball at Back Road Inn, 6:30 p.m. Big Dogs vs. Knott’s Construction at Captain Sam’s, 6:30 p.m. Shockers vs. Jeff Rocks at Anderson’s Bar, 6:30 p.m.

Sat., May 30 Premier League (All Games at Knight Life) Elks vs. True Players, Noon Backstabbers vs. G-Quest, 1:15 p.m. Ballers vs. Raiders, 2:30 p.m. Country Boyz vs. G-Quest, 3:45 p.m. Budweisers vs. Park Cougars, 5 p.m. Stars vs. Boatman, 6 p.m.

Sun., May 31 Premier League (All Games at Knight Life) Raiders vs. Stars, Noon Country Boyz vs. Ballers, 1:15 p.m. G-Quest vs. Budweisers, 2:30 p.m. Park Cougars vs. Ballers, 3:45 p.m. Boatman vs. Elks, 5 p.m. True Players vs. Backstabbers, 6 p.m.

Women’s League Chesapeake Custom Embroidery vs. Southern at 7th District Park, 2 p.m.

Mon., June 1 Women’s League Moose Lodge vs. Dew Drop Inn/Two Point Construction/PJ’s Autobody/Bryan Jones Paint at Knight Life, 6:30 p.m. Knockouts vs. Captain Sam’s at Captain Sam’s, 6:30 p.m. Anderson’s Bar vs. Southern at 7th District Park, 6:30 p.m. Knight Life vs. Chesapeake Custom Embroidery at The Brass Rail, 6:30 p.m. Bud Light vs. Coors Light at Back Road Inn, 6:30 p.m. Xtreme vs. Simms at the Brass Rail, 8 p.m.

Tues., June 2 Slow-Pitch League Bookkeeping By Blanche vs. Bombers at Pax River, 6:30 p.m. Wentworth vs. Budweiser at Captain Sam’s, 6:30 p.m. Chaney’s vs. Back Road Inn at Back Road Inn, 6:30 p.m. Eagles Nest vs. VFW2632 at Chancellor’s Run, 6:30 p.m.

Wed., June 3 Women’s League Knight Life vs. Dew Drop Inn/Two Point Construction/PJ’s Autobody/Bryan Jones Paint at Knight Life, 6:30 p.m. Captain Sam’s vs. Coors Light at Back Road Inn, 6:30 p.m. Back Road Inn vs. Moose Lodge at Moose Lodge, 6:30 p.m. Knockouts vs. Southern at 7th District Park, 6:30 p.m. Just Us vs. Simms at The Brass Rail, 6:30 p.m. Chesapeake Custom Embroidery vs. Xtreme at Chancellor’s Run, 6:30 p.m. Anderson’s Bar vs. Bud Light at Chancellor’s Run, 8 p.m.

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Home is Where the Heart is for Smith By Chris Stevens Staff Writer MECHANICSVILLE – Even as a nationally-recognized college basketball coach, Orlando “Tubby” Smith is still a huge part of St. Mary’s County, where he was born and raised. “I had a lot of great people help me get to where I am today,” Smith, the University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach, said as he prepared to tee off in the 16th annual Marcey House Charity Golf Tournament at Wicomico Shores Friday morning. “It really does take a village to raise a child.” Tubby, raised in Scotland along with 16 brothers and sisters, credits his parents Guffrie Sr. and Parthenia Smith, along with his brother Guffrie Jr., better known as “Smitty” for his development as a person and as a coach. Before heading to a speaking engagement in Charlotte, N.C. this past weekend, Smith stopped through for a rousing 18 holes of golf and many, including John Levay of Metrocast, were happy to see im. “I think what makes him so successful is the attachment he has with his players and students,” said Levay, a student athlete that Smith coached at Great Mills back in the mid-1970s. “When he left to go coach in North Carolina, there was a real sense of loss, like a family member moved away. Looking back after all these years, his success doesn’t surprise me at all.” More than 30 years later, Smith, making his fifth appearance at the tournament in the last seven years, returns to St. Mary’s County as one of college basketball’s top coaches. In 1998, he led the University of Kentucky to the NCAA Division I national championship, and two years ago, took over a Minnesota program that had made the NCAA tournament just once in the previous eight seasons. Smith took them back to the Big Dance this Photo by Frank Marquart past March. Kicking up dust: Tubby Smith clears Smith, who has also Tubby Smith follows through on a swing during the Marcey a ball out of the sand during Friday’s coached at the University of House golf tournament at Wicomico Shores on Friday. Marcey House golf tournament. Tulsa and the University of Photo by Frank Georgia, was happy to be Marquart home with his family on Friday, and shared fond memories of his nephew, Will Smith. The younger Smith suffered fatal injuries as a peacemaker in a fight at Becker College in Worcester, Mass., last September. “Will was just a special kid,” Smith said, recounting a story about when Will and his parents, Tubby’s brother William Sr. and his wife Jeannie, came to visit him in Lexington, Ky., some five years earlier. “Even though we had him for a such a short time, he was a super leader, very protective of his younger brother.” Even with a busy schedule that includes several speaking engagements as well as the recruiting trail heating up again in a few weeks, Smith felt it was important to return home and show support for the Marcey House, a rehabilitation facility located in Leonardtown. “As you get older, it starts to become more about giving back, and that’s what we try to tell our players,” Smith said. “Surround yourself with positive people.”

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Tom Lydon, Todd Morgan and Tim Sheply pose for a picture with their golf partner, and St. Mary’s County Native Tubby Smith.

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Booper Super In “Big Money Sommey” Takes Third Straight Rhode Potomac’s Mike Clore Memorial Memorial Limited Late Models 35 Laps By Doug Watson Contributing Writer BUDDS CREEK – Clements’ Sommey Lacey scored his first limited latemodel feature win of the season in last Friday night’s 35-lap, $1,000-to-win, Jay Rhode Memorial at the Potomac speedway. This is Lacey’s third straight win in this event and fourth overall, as he took the win in the inaugural event back in 2003. Paul Cursey and Derrick Quade led the field to the green flag. Cursey got a good jump at the start as he would lead the event for the first nine circuits. Meanwhile, seventh-starting Kyle Lear had worked his way into second by the fifth lap

and would then take the lead from Cursey on Lap 10. Lear appeared to have the car to beat until mechanical problems forced him from the event on lap 23. Bruce Kane then inherited the top spot and would lead for two laps until sixth-starting Lacey made the winning pass on lap 26. Lacey would then control the remainder of the event to post his 33rd career Potomac limited late-model feature win. “I knew we had a good enough car to win,” Lacey said. “It was just a matter of staying out of trouble and making it to the end.” Track conditions aided Lacey in his winning run. “The car seemed to work the best up top, and

(Lap Leaders Paul Cursey 1-9, Kyle Lear 10-23, Bruce Kane 24-25, Sommey Lacey 26-35)

1. Sommey Lacey 2. Tommy Wagner Jr. 3. Paul Cursey 4. PJ Hatcher 5. Dave Adams 6. Ed Pope 7. Chuck Cox 8. Mark Jones 9. Glen Buckler 10. Mike Latham 11. Kyle Lear 12. Bruce Kane 13. Derrick Quade 14. Alan Canter 15. Stevie Long (DNS)

Street Stocks 1. Walt Homberg 2. Kyle Nelson 3. Ben Bowie 4. Barry Williams Sr. 5. Barry Williams Jr. 6. Kevin Cooke 7. Troy Kassiris 8. Scott Wilson 9. Kurt Zimmerman 10. Wendy Jessmer 11. Jason Murphy 12. Josh Gass 13. Stephen Quade 14. Country Prince 15. Donnie Smith (DQ). once we got to the front, the car seemed to get a little better,” he said. “I can’t thank all the guys on the crew enough for all their hard work.” Point leader Tommy Wagner Jr. came on strong late in the event to post second, early leader Paul Cursey was third, PJ Hatcher came from 14th to collect fourth and Dave Adams posted his career-best LLM finish, taking fifth. Heats for the 15 cars on hand went to Wagner and Lacey. In the 16-lap street stock feature, Walt Homberg made his season debut and scored a flag-to-flag feature win. Homberg took the lead on lap 1 and then held off Kyle Nelson for the remainder of the event to post the win. Ben Bowie took third, Barry Williams Sr. was fourth and Barry Williams Jr. completed the top five. Heats went to Homberg and Bowie. In other action, Darrin Henderson scored his firstever Potomac feature win in the 20-lap crate late-model event, Sam Archer took his first win of the season in the 15-lap Hobby stock feature, and defending champion Greg Gunter collected his second four-cylinder triumph of the season.

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BUDDS CREEK – Booper Bare from Rockbridge Baths, Va., was victorious in last Sunday night’s 40-lap Mike Clore Memorial at Southern Maryland’s Potomac Speedway. In scoring his first late-model feature win of the season at Potomac, Bare also became the sixth different driver to score a win at Potomac in six late-model races run to date. Kirk Ryan and Bare brought the field down to the initial waving of the green flag. Bare would get the jump at the start and dart into the race lead. Although Bare would eventually lead every lap of the event, the action behind him was quite intense. Eventual runner-up Kirk Ryan, Daryl Hills and 14th-starting Kyle Lear battled furiously over the final f14 laps of the event. Despite a caution on lap 38, Bare would go on to post the win, his second Mike Clore Memorial win, and his division leading 47th career Potomac late-model feature win. “We went a little old school tonight,” Bare replied from Potomac’s victory lane. “We went with a little harder tire for the feature and it really fired well after those restarts.” Bare was quick to praise his engine builder that aided in his winning run. “I’ve been with Malcuit racing engines for the better part of 20 years and they once again provided me with some great horsepower,” he said. “I really have to thank Robby Allen as well. We’ve got a new style Rocket car that a lot of the traveling guys are using and he’s helped us work the bugs out of it.” Ryan would post his career-best Potomac effort taking second, Kyle Lear rallied late to take third, Daryl Hills settled for fourth and Roland Mann completed the top five. Heats for the 19 cars on hand went to David Williams and Andy Anderson. In the 16-lap street stock feature, it was Kevin Cooke scoring his first career feature win in the division. Cooke started on the pole and despite the repeated challenges of eventual runner-up Ben Bowie, would lead every lap of the event to post the win. Michael Carter took third, Kyle Nelson was fourth and Jason Murphy rounded out the top five. Heats went to Nelson and Cooke. In other action, Josh Dotson collected his first-career feature win as he scored in the 15-lap hobby stock feature. Defending champion Kyle Vantassel took his second win of the season in the 20-lap strictly stock main, and Greg Gunter annexed his second win of the weekend and third of the season in the 15-lap, four-cylinder feature.

Late Model Feature Finish 40 Laps (Lap leaders, Booper Bare 1-40)

1. Booper Bare 2. Kirk Ryan 3. Kyle Lear 4. Daryl Hills 5. Roland Mann 6. Jeff Pilkerton 7. David Williams 8. Matt Quade 9. Walter Crouch 10. Ben Bowie 11. Dale Hollidge 12. Jamie Lathroum 13. Andy Anderson 14. Richard Hulson 15. Kerry King 16. Ray Kable Jr. 17. Steven Axtell Jr. 18. Billy Wampler 19. Deane Guy (DNS)

Street Stock Feature Finish 1. Kevin Cooke 2. Ben Bowie 3. Michael Carter 4. Kyle Nelson 5. Jason Murphy 6. Troy Kassiris 7. Kurt Zimmerman 8. Country Prince 9. Donnie Smith 10. Stephen Quade 11. Eric Hanson 12. Mike Reynolds 13. Walt Homberg 14. Teddy Dickson (DNS)


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First Place Southern Maryland Improves To 19-11 On The Season The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs defeated the Long Island Ducks 10-2 on Tuesday at Citibank Park in Central Islip, N.Y. The Blue Crabs belted a season high 16 hits, including five home runs en route to their fifth win in eight games against the Ducks this season. Ducks’ starter Brad Halsey (1-3) suffered the loss as he tossed three and one-third innings, allowing six earned runs and 11 hits, while striking out one. Back-to-back dingers in the second inning by Jeremy Owens and Lance Burkhart highlighted the four-run frame. It marks the second time this year Owens and Burkhart have hit back to back home runs. The first instance was also against Long Island, back at Regency Furniture Stadium in the fifth inning of the 13-0 win Photo Courtesy of over the Ducks on May 13. Lance Burkhart slugged two home runs as the Blue Crabs stayed in The Crabs added two first place by defeating the Long Island Ducks 10-2 on Tuesday. more in the third, includhits, with seven punch outs. The Crabs’ bulling Burkhart’s second long ball in as many pen did the job as Mike James, Jimmy Serinnings. rano and Matt Schweitzer combined for three A three-run seventh against Ducks’ re- shutout innings of relief. liever Mike Hrynio broke the game wide open Offensively for the Ducks, Estee Haras the Crabs used homers by Jermy Acey and ris, Gabe Suarez and Johnny Hernandez each Mike Just to cement the contest. Acey’s was chipped in with a multi-hit game, with Suarez the only home run for the Blue Crabs that picking up his first three-hit performance of wasn’t a solo shot. James Shanks, who also the season. With the victory, the Blue Crabs had a two-run single in the second inning, move three and a half games ahead of Long was on base for the Acey bomb after a single. Island for first place in the Atlantic League’s Travis Garcia also chipped in two RBI singles Liberty Division. in the contest. Kenny Baugh (1-1) picked up the win fir- Game recap courtesy of Casey Lynn of the ing six innings, yielding two runs and eight Long Island Ducks.

Atlantic Baseball League Standings (For games through Tues., May 26) LIBERTY DIVISION Southern Maryland Long Island Camden Bridgeport

W 19 15 16 11

L 11 14 15 19

PCT .633 .517 .516 .367


FREEDOM DIVISION Newark Somerse Lancaster York

W 18 17 15 9

L 12 12 16 21

PCT .600 .586 .484 .300


3.5 3.5 8.0

.5 3.5 9.0


LAST 10 7- 3 4- 6 5- 5 2- 8


LAST 10 4- 6 7- 3 7- 3 5- 5


Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Accompanied by his mother Lisa Orwig and girlfriend Caroline Ball, Leonardtown graduate Mike Copenhaver visits Elon College, where he will be playing football this coming fall.

By Chris Stevens Staff Writer By all accounts, the recruiting process that will take Leonardtown High graduate Mike Copenhaver to Elon College to play football was initiated by Copenhaver himself. However, Copenhaver gives much of the credit to Sally Ann Ball, the mother of his girlfriend for a critical piece of support. “She helped put together some DVDs for me, and I sent Elon a highlight tape,� Copenhaver explained of his journey to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision School in North Carolina. “It definitely shows that other people believe you, and it showed me that I could really do it.� Copenhaver isn’t sure what position the coaches at Elon would like for him to play, but he’ll be ready and willing for whatever they ask of him. “I’ll be able to find a way to do something to help the team,� he says. For Copenhaver’s high school coaches, his ascent to playing Division I football comes as no surprise to them. “I’m so excited for him, because it’s nice to have a kid work so hard and get results,� said Leonardtown football coach Anthony Pratley. “Mike is relentless, tough as nails and those attributes are going to carry him a long way.� “Mike is a very special athlete, he has a unique blend of speed and quickness,� adds Raider boys’ lacrosse coach Bart Rogers. “He’s like a son to me and I’m very proud

of him.� For three years, Copenhaver made his mark on the Raider football team as a speedy receiver and return specialist, but when Pratley felt he needed to make a change at quarterback, he knew where to turn. “He pretty much took it and ran with it,� Pratley said. “He said ‘no problem,’ and he had the team hop on his back. Mike was definitely our leader.� In his first game taking the snaps, Copenhaver rushed for 202 yards and all three Raider touchdowns as they defeated county rival Great Mills 21-12 on October 3. “I actually wanted to try out for quarterback in the beginning,� Copenhaver said of summer practice. “When coach asked me to play the Great Mills game, he figured between me and Darren Reed, who’s a real fast kid, that we could get the job done.� And get the job done Copenhaver did, as the Hornets put together their best stretch of football with their new quarterback, which included wins over Great Mills and Calvert, not to mention a near-upset of SMAC cochampion Huntingtown in the regular season finale. For the coaches, it’s a point of pride to watch an athlete they’ve had the opportunity to coach grow and move on to bigger and better things. “This is what it’s all about, seeing these kids moving on to college,� Rogers said. “That’s the benchmark in everything we do.�



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Photo By Frank Marquart

The County Times -- May 28, 2009  

The County Times -- May 28, 2009

The County Times -- May 28, 2009  

The County Times -- May 28, 2009