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ews GOP Wants Investigation Into Yanked Jobs Report By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Republican leaders in the state house and senate have called on Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler to investigate whether there was any wrongdoing on the part of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration in pulling a less than encouraging jobs report back in mid-August and replacing it with a rosier picture. House Minority Leader Anthony O’Donnell (R-Dist.29C) and Senate Minority Leader Allan H. Kittleman have also requested that a special committee of the legislature investigate the matter. Conservative blogs as well as the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post reported on the story earlier this month, upon discovering a long chain of e-mails between the governor’s staff and officials with the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) that seem to indicate a great deal of effort to pull the report published briefly Aug. 20 showing that Maryland had only seen an increase in employment by 500 jobs in July. The title of the report was “Maryland’s Market Stalls During July.” The report, which the O’Malley administration has said was an internal working document, also showed that “the shaving of about 3,400 temporary Census positions was a major drag on Maryland’s business activity during July, overshadowing the upturns reported in select private sector industries.” An e-mail written by Bernie Kohn, public information officer for DLLR, to another official regarding the inadvertent posting of the report seemed to show an effort to remove all traces of the report from the Internet and from searches on other Web engines. “Are we sure that removing the post removed all traces of it that anyone could pull up on a search engine?” Kohn’s e-mail reads. “Whatever we can do to make it disappear, we need to do it … That’s coming straight from the top.” In their letter to Gansler, both O’Donnell and Kittleman say: “We believe the possibility exists that there was an attempt to deceive the public.” They asked Gansler to investigate if any laws were violated by the actions of O’Malley administration officials. They also asked for an investigation into whether there was “a coordinated conspiracy to deceive” between the governor’s office and DLLR, as well as why employees at that agency appeared to produce one report for internal use but disseminated “an optimistic version to be given to journalists and the public.” Shaun Adamec, spokesman for the governor’s office said that O’Malley did not know about the report being posted until it was pulled and replaced. Adamec said that the e-mail showed that the communications were between Kohn, other officials, and DLLR Secretary Alex Sanchez. “This had nothing to do with the governor’s office,” Adamec said, adding that in both reports “factually everything is the same.” “It’s a nice distraction for the Republican party to somehow point the finger at the governor ripping down the report,” he said. Political observers question whether the switch by the O’Malley administration violated any legal statutes but Todd Eberly, a professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland said that the ethical implications could be more real. “It’s an embarrassment. But will it blossom into a full-blown scandal? No,” Eberly told The County Times. “Clearly it was an embarrassing report and the administration wanted it down … and wanted it gone. “Is that ethical? Maybe not. But is it illegal? I don’t think so,” he said. And the state’s GOP doesn’t have the numbers to push their request for an investigatory committee through, either, Eberly said. Though the Democrats had the votes to do so back in 2003 to “engage in ridiculous political theatre” over firings of officials by the Ehrlich administration. “It’s the benefit of being the majority party,” Eberly said. Raquel Guillory spokeswoman for Gansler’s office, said that they received the letter Oct. 1. “We’re just now getting the opportunity to determine what next steps to take,” Guillory said.

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ews Grant Money Will Fund Cameras in Police Vehicles By Guy Leonard Staff Writer The Board of County Commissioners gave their consent to the use of federal money to put cameras in sheriff’s office vehicles, but there are misgivings about overtaxing the county’s information technology department to support the additional equipment. The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice is for $500,000. In speaking to the commissioners Tuesday, Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said that the cameras in patrol vehicles would provide recorded proof of a deputy’s actions in an incident that was the subject of a complaint. “The addition of the cameras will help us to be more transparent and more accountable to the community,” Cameron told commissioners. Commissioner Thomas A. Mattingly (D-Leonardtown) said that the cameras would help ensure that “frivolous” lawsuits and other complaints filed against deputies that the county must defend in court could be dealt with swiftly, if not eliminated for lack of proof on the part of the complainant. But county information technology chief Robert Kelly, in a letter to the commissioner board, stated that with the expansion of technology use throughout county government, and too few employees to adequately meet the growing challenges, the department would be hard pressed to keep up. In his letter Kelly estimated that the cost of software for the camera system would be an additional $30,000 while it would take 2,080 man-hours to support the additional camera system, including many other technology support duties throughout the public safety apparatus. “The additional man-hours… are in excess of four new IT staff positions. The combined workload of these projects makes it impossible for the necessary IT support to be provided at our current staffing levels,” Kelly wrote. “Without the appropriate support staff in place the sustainability of these efforts and ultimately their success is doubtful.” Commissioner Daniel H. Raley (D-Great Mills) was the sole vote against authorizing the use of the grant funds. “You can only put so much on one department,” Raley said. “It would be nice to do this in a perfect world, but we’re not in a perfect world.”

Gas GasTax TaxMay MayBe BeOn OnThe TheTable TableIn InAnnapolis Annapolis By Guy Leonard Staff Writer With state transportation funds virtually depleted and many important infrastructure projects only going forward because of federal stimulus funds, the option to increase the gasoline tax to replenish highway could come up, but local officials say they don’t support the idea. “There are some who’ve talked about it. The Senate President [Thomas V. Mike Miller] has talked about it a little bit,” said Del. John Bohanan (D-Dist. 29B). “But I’m not prepared to support one. “Nobody’s laid out the case,” he said. Bohanan said that large highway construction projects like the Intercounty Connector, which bridged Prince George’s and Montgomery counties with a major thoroughfare and cost over $2 billion, caused the state to borrow at an unprecedented rate to fund the project. That meant that many other transportation needs around the state would likely go unmet without significant influx of revenue, which, during an election year was unlikely as no one seems willing to campaign on raising taxes. “We have a lot of long term needs that aren’t going to be met in the future,” Bohanan said. “The ICC basically wiped us out. “Nobody is looking at revenue increases, no revenue increases [such as taxes and fees] have any traction at this point.” Del. John Wood (D-Dist. 29A) said that gas tax revenues went into the transportation trust fund, but like the most recent budget handed down from Gov. Martin O’Malley, was often the first

fund raided to pay for other items in lean economic years. And that was often to pay for public transit system operations in more metropolitan counties; some have argued locally that a gas tax increase unfairly takes money from more rural counties who don’t see as much benefit from that revenue. “I don’t support the gas tax or an increase,” Wood told The County Times. “It’s not all used for roads, it’s being used for mass transit and other things,” House Minority Leader Anthony O’Donnell (D-Dist. 29C) said that he was not warm to any tax increases, much less a gas tax increase. “There’s no guarantee gas tax money will go to transportation funding,” O’Donnell said. “The transportation trust fund continues to be raided for other projects. “And raising taxes will only delay economic recovery, that’s a very bad idea.” A recent long-term study by the Reason Foundation, based in Los Angeles, California, showed that as of 2008 Maryland had some of the most needy roads and highways when it came to repairs and maintenance. The study claimed that in terms of overall performance of roads Maryland ranked 43rd out of the 50 states. Maryland also ranked 48th in the union for the percentage of miles of urban interstate suffering from traffic congestion at 69 percent. The only states in worse shape were Minnesota at more than 77 percent and California at just under 80 percent of miles suffering from congestion.


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ews Accused Officer Off of Suspension By Guy Leonard Staff Writer A St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy who was suspended months ago over allegations of improper conduct in seizing a citizen’s cell phone has been returned to full duty, Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said. But Patrick Handy, a veteran deputy of the agency, is still the subject of an investigation, Cameron said. “The investigation continues,” said Cameron. “I’m not saying he’s been cleared of any wrongdoing … He could still face administrative charges.” The whole issue surrounding Handy and his conduct goes back to an incident in the Colony Square neighborhood in June when Handy responded to a noise complaint with another deputy and was rew corded by Yvonne Shaw on her Yvonne Sha cell phone. Shaw claimed that Handy was using profanity and being verbally abusive during the incident and was arrested by the deputy for allegedly attempting to record his conversations with another deputy. State’s Attorney Richard Fritz soon after dropped the charges against Shaw and both he

and Cameron said that deputies can have a reasonable expectation of being recorded while executing their duties in public. Handy’s suspension was more than three months in length and law enforcement officials have been mostly silent about the investigation into his conduct, but there were allegations that Handy had attempted to contact Shaw after she was released from detention as well as at a traffic stop following her arrest. Cameron confirmed Tuesday that those allegations were still under investigation. Handy was still receiving pay while on suspension. For her part, Shaw said that she has kept tabs on the case and found out that Handy was back on the job just recently. She said police told her he was on patrol in the northern section of the county, far away from where he initially had contact with her months ago. “As long as he’s not working around here [the Lexington Park area] where he doesn’t have any contact with me, I don’t care,” Shaw told The County Times. But, she said, she still believes she was wronged by Handy’s conduct that day. “I’m not going to be over it until he’s in trouble for what he did,” Shaw said.

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ews Study Shows Pax River Impact Has Grown Threefold By Guy Leonard Staff Writer A study released by the state shows that

Patuxent River Naval Air Station generates $6.6 billion in economic impact for Maryland, which is three times what it generated eight years ago.

And while officials have lauded the fact that the base’s operations have made up the lion’s share of the county’s economy and contributed to the welfare of the state, they

also see local challenges that the economic engine’s expansion will bring. Robin Finnacom, head of the local Community Development Corporation, said that with the growth at Pax River the county could expect more of the same in the coming years, which will put more pressure on the county to maintain its roads and infrastructure. “It brings into sharper focus the infrastructure inside the base gate and outside,” Finnacom told The County Times. “It [the increased growth on the base] will change the county in a positive way… but we cannot forestall updating the Lexington Park Development District Master Plan.” Finnacom said that the process for deciding on zoning priorities for the county’s densest development area must be taken up well in advance of anticipated future growth at Pax River or else the county would be faced with making decisions on development without the benefit of enough planning. “If we forestall that master plan… that would be an incredibly poor decision on our part,” Finnacom said. Finnacom also said that road improvements like those underway at Great Mills Road and other revitalization efforts were critical to ensuring traffic flow onto the base, which would help ensure that the base would stay in the county for the foreseeable future. But other challenges like the proposed enhanced use lease (EUL), which would bring office space and amenities onto the base instead of outside the gate posed another challenge, she said. That proposal, along with the federal government’s practice of hiring contractors into civil service positions (known as insourcing) could leave office space vacant in the Lexington Park area. Officials have said that the subsequent vacancies could amount to a drain on the local economy and the private sector, despite growth in jobs on the base. Base officials have said that the EUL proposal is essential to providing new office space to replace aging, inadequate stock that new, critical employees demand for a workspace. But Del. John Bohanan (DDist. 29B) said that the report showed that the base helped make the Southern Maryland region, and not just St. Mary’s County, “ a rising economic force,” and would be a continuing positive impact here. “It’s [the report] validated the true impact of Pax River,” Bohanan said. “It’s a real eye opener for us to see it quantified.” net



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Washington For Commissioner The following letter to the editor is strictly my own opinion. As a public official (board of education), the Attorney General of Maryland’s office requires that I state that what I write is my own opinion. Mary Washington, who is a commissioner candidate, is my neighbor, my good friend, and a fellow board of education member. I met her on one of my daily walks about 25 years ago so my knowledge of her is well founded. I have given speeches on education and written letters to editors for about 20 years. Throughout these years I have contacted Mary with questions and requests for information. She always gets back to me with answers to my questions and the information I requested. She has exceptional constituent services. As a board member, Mary comes well prepared to board meetings. It is evident she has studied the agenda. She asks excellent questions founded on critical thinking and 14 years of experience. She has never missed a meeting!

Mary has the ability to prioritize issues. In a time of little money, we need someone to put things in order given a limited amount of funds. We have one of the best school systems in the country, and it was built with limited monies. Mary is a leader. She got me to sign up for the Boardmanship Academy, and the Legislative Committee. She has been a wonderful mentor to me and made me feel welcome to the board. Mary and I have frequently traveled on board business. We go to graduations, conventions, school functions, and the list goes on. She loves the students and their parents and they admire her as well. Mary is a woman of honesty, integrity and character. She will take these wonderful qualities with her to the board of commissioners. I am voting for Mary! Marilyn Crosby Lexington Park, MD

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I am certain many of your readers, like myself, are getting a little tired of the media and some politicians trying to put those who don’t reach out to the Muslim community on some sort of guilt trip. The current flab over the Rev. Terry Jones’ threat to burn the Koran brings two old adages to mind: “don’t try to go compare apples to oranges” and “if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s a duck”. I don’t agree with the desecration of any symbol revered by any group as a legitimate means to make a point and I find the vision of burning the Koran as objectionable as news reports showing the burning of the American flag. Those who use this vehicle for their purposes show their ignorance, vile dispositions, and radicalism. The only good thing about such expressions is that nobody gets physically injured in the process. In this great country we all have the right to express ourselves but not the right to injure others in the process. We have seen some of our fellow citizens take their right of expression to the extreme, as in the Oklahoma City bombing, but those responsible were sought out, judged and punished. That is the American way. That is the civilized way. I embrace individuals based on my knowledge of their values and by their actions. In forming opinions about groups I use the values and actions of the group as a whole to form my opinion and members of any group must take responsibility for the images created by other members of their organization. The worldwide Muslim community is understandably upset by Rev. Jones’ threat but they are the only group that I am aware of that chooses to show their displeasure by killing or maiming other human beings. Many Muslim nations not only do not punish those killing others in the name of their God but condone it. Until the entire Muslim leadership vocally and forcefully

denounces violence and actively seeks out and punishes those responsible I will, for what I consider good reason hold the entire Muslim community at arms length. Another adage about how one rotten apple spoils the whole barrel comes to mind. Rotten apples in any barrel need to be separated from the good apples or else all the apples go bad. Apparently the worldwide Muslim community has judged America by the threat of one preacher who has a very small constituency. Using that criteria, I have the right to judge the worldwide Muslim community by the actual acts of terror committed under the Muslim banner against this country both at home and abroad. Concern has been expressed about the apparent rise in Muslim phobia among nonMuslims but it appears to me that this should be no surprise, is quite understandable, and is actually justified since America is being condemned by the worldwide Muslim community for a threat by just one of us. I will continue to accept individuals for who they are and groups by what they demonstrate. If Muslims, as a group, expect to be embraced by the worldwide community they need to embrace the values of that community and stop just making the excuse that it is only a few of their own that have this ignorant, vile, and radical approach to resolving their disagreements. There have been far more terrorist attacks on American interests than there are preachers threatening to burn the Koran. Until violence as a means to express their disagreements is openly and widely condemned by the worldwide Muslim community I believe it is perfectly reasonable to view the group as an organization that holds tenants that are against my best interest and treat them accordingly. I believe we are better served if we embrace only those groups who share our values and demonstrate they believe in them. David Ryan Hollywood, MD

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Legal Notice IN THE MATTER OF KYLEIGH MORGAN WELCH. FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO: KYLEIGH MORGAN SCRIBER. BY AND THROUGH HER MOTHER/FATHER: SHAWNA JOY WELCH/ERIC MANUEL SCRIBER In the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County, Maryland Case No.: 18-C-10-001350 NC THIRD NOTICE (Minor) (DOM REL 65) The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which he/she seeks to change the name of a minor child from Kyleigh Morgan Welch to Kyleigh Morgan Scriber. The petitioner is seeking a name change for the child for the following reasons: We, Shawna Joy Welch and Eric Manuel Scriber, are the parents of Kyleigh Morgan Welch and are requesting that our daughter’s name be changed from Kyleigh Morgan Welch to Kyleigh Morgan Scriber so that she may have the same last name as her biological father. Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 12th day of November, 2010. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland Rule 1-321. Failure to file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by default or the granting of the relief sought. A copy of this Notice shall be published one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the county at least fifteen (15) days before the deadline to file an objection. JOAN W. WILLIAMS, Clerk of the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County Maryland 10-06-10

Save America – Give Steny the “Hook” When a low-ball pitcher can’t get his pitch over the plate it’s time to get him out of the game! This is also true about career politicians like Steny Hoyer (in one office or another since 1966) who try to run from their voting record and their “locked at the hip” co-conspirators like Nancy Pelosi. It’s time for a Congressman to go home when he runs away from his voting record and refuses to acknowledge he was Nancy Pelosi’s right hand and “go to guy” in getting the last few votes in passage of OBAMA CARE. It’s time to go home when your party controls the whole House, Senate and White House and rams through massive and sweeping legislation to “transform America” and “Re-distribute the wealth”. National Health Care cuts $500 Million from MediCare, will drive doctors and hospitals into bankruptcy, and cost us more for our health insurance while rationing care. Who wants 16,000 more IRS agents at a cost of $10 million per year to enforce the program? CAP and Trade – Even President Obama admits this bill will cause energy (gas, heating fuel, natural gas, etc) costs to skyrocket while allowing Russia, India, China and Brazil to build more coal fired plants and pollute the atmosphere while they siphon more American money and kill more American industries and jobs. Steny, you were a key architect of President Obama’s $700 billion+ stimulus bill allegedly designed to create jobs and stimulate the economy. Fattened some folks’ wallets close to your party and very few jobs created and some cost-

ing $2-3 million per job per year. Programs like this will likely drive our nation into becoming the next Greece and bankruptcy. Meanwhile, unemployment and home foreclosures have skyrocketed. Why do you just get old Navy has-beens, out-of-staters and Washington insiders to spread the propaganda that you saved PAX River in last BRAC? What unadulterated propaganda! You should know, Steny, it’s time to go home when Mr. Sylvanius Bent, your Democratic rival in the primary, gave you this advice in the public forum sponsored by the local NAACP Chapter and St. Mary’s College in a public meeting last month. I quote Mr. Bent … “Steny, you have been there 30 years, you are filthy rich, “GO HOME, GO HOME. I WILL BUY YOUR GOLD WATCH.” Good advice Mr. Bent, but Steny is deep in his foxhole out of the “line of fire” as 65-70% of Americans are mad as hell about the direction America is headed. A great American patriot, successful businessman, devout Christian, devoted husband and father and Marine who has been in true combat in Kosovo, is waiting in the wing. Mr. Charles Lollar wants to return the government to a limited roll and stop the Obama fiscal insanity and socialized agenda. He will be a Congressman that all the residents of the 5th Congressional District can be proud. Remember this on November 2nd. Donald Beck St. Mary’s City

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Fitzgerald Auto Malls, which owns car dealerships in Maryland, Delaware and Florida, has added the Dodge dealership in Lexington Park to its list of businesses. Fitzgerald Auto Malls, based in North Bethesda, made the announcement Sept. 28 regarding the acquisition of the long running St. Mary’s County automobile business. “Fitzgerald Auto Mall has a strong position in the automotive industry and joining with the them enhances our current strengths and adds new ones,” stated Jerry Dillard, who still remains the president of the business located on Three Notch Road. Dillard said that he and Jack Fitzgerald, CEO of the auto malls group, had formed a new corporation as part of the deal, and he anticipates that the merger will bring employment opportunities. “We’re going to need to hire more,” Dillard said. “Over the past 18 months some have left on their own and some we’ve had to let go. “Sometimes it was touch and go,” he said. Dillard said that the economic crisis that hit the auto industry especially hard contributed to employees leaving or being down-sized, and put independent car dealerships like his in danger, and that concern was what brought on the merger. “You don’t see too many of those guys left,” Dillard said. “It’s difficult financially to compete.”

The Tri-County Council Summer Youth Work Program wrapped up its 2010 program last week with a dinner to recognize the young people and the employers involved in the program. The summer work program is a way to pair young people between the age of 17 and 24 with jobs during the summer months. “What we’re doing is helping them become educable and employable,” said Pamela Wilkerson, the youth program operations manager. Participants work up to 30 hours per week and make between $8 and $10 per hour. The Tri-County Council used federal stimulus money to reimburse the workplaces for what the young people were paid. A challenge the Youth Work Program is now facing is the question of how they will pay to continue the program as the stimulus money runs out. Carly Morasch, a participant in the youth work program in the summer of 2009, is an example of just what the program can do for a youth involved in it. She is now a job coach with the TriCounty Council and works for the Arc of Southern Maryland. As a job coach, she met with the employers and youths weekly to determine what the young people were learning and how the em-

ployers thought they were doing. the investment board with the youth She said the Youth Work Program council, called “the culmination of a enabled her to go to college and she vision.” now has a career path that she plans to “We had the vision, they had the follow. action and the kids made it work,” Ellen Flowers-Fields, the director Franklin said. of regional economic development, said that though the funding for next year may be a challenge, she has no doubt the program can overcome it. “I am dedicated to finding that money,” she said. The more money they have, Flowers-Fields said, the more kids they can put in jobs during the summer. Wayne E. Clark, the executive director for the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, was happy with the work being done by the youth work program, and said: “They continue to do good work in all three counties.” The event to recognize the 2010 partic- Ellen Flowers-Fields ipants and the program itself is what Rane Franklin, a worker for

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Rosemarie Benjes, 60 Rosemar ie Marr Benjes, 60 of Hollywood, MD died October 3, 2010 at Georgetown University Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born December 15, 1949 in Seneca Falls, NY to Nicholas and Angelina Marr. Rosemarie retired from a career in Civil Service with the Department of the Navy in 2005 and was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. She began her career as a clerk typist and worked her way up to become Director of Computer Security at NATC Patuxent River and at NWC China Lake and later served as Director of Security at NAWCAD Patuxent River. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree graduating Cum Laud from the University of Maryland while working and raising three sons. Rose enjoyed collecting bears and Raggedy Ann dolls, playing rummy, having lunch with her friends, and sailing to Florida and the Bahamas in the winter with her husband and their dog. Rosemarie is survived by her husband CDR Chris Benjes USN (Ret) of Hollywood, MD whom she married in Tokyo, Japan in 1982. She is also survived by her three sons, Nick Benjes and Andy Benjes of Hollywood, MD, and Derek Randall of Washington, DC, her mother Angelina Marr and her brothers, Richard Marr of Geneva, NY and Eddie Marr of Sacramento, CA. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD 20636. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation, 111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714. This foundation funds pancreatic cancer research. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral. com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A, Leonardtown, MD.

Orlando Caciola, 95 Orlando “Cas” Caciola, 95, of Severna Park, MD, formerly of Leonardtown, MD died October 3, 2010 in Annapolis, MD. Born July 1, 1915 in Ralston, PA. he was the son of the late James Vincent and Italia Arfoni

Caciola. Mr. Caciola was the loving husband of Elizabeth Caciola whom he married on April 22, 1997. He was also the loving husband of the late Albina Zarnowski Caciola whom preceded him in death on August 26, 1995. Mr. Caciola is survived by his siblings; Albert, Raymond, Owen, Cesare, James, Daniel, Amelia, Blondie and Edith. He is also survived by one grandson Daniel Caciola of Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his son Vincent Caciola. Mr. Caciola graduated from Union Endicott High School in Endicott, NY and was a graduate of George Washington University, Washington, DC. Mr. Caciola was a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy and severed in World War II seeing action in the Pacific Theatre. He retired from the United States Navy on July 14, 1973. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed cooking and playing golf. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 10 – 11 a.m., in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where a Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. with Msgr. Karl Chimiak officiating. Interment will follow in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be Brian Hearing, David Hearing, Gabriel Brown, Nathanael Brown, Daniel Caciola, and Erica Brown. Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Brown, Ray Brown, and Chris Brown. To send a condolence to the family please visit our website at www. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

David Estep, 54 D a v i d “Hank” Jerome Estep was born on December 16, 1955 to the late Charles Estep, Sr. and Ruth Eleanor Johnson Estep. God called Hank to his heavenly rest on September

30, 2010. Along with his parents, Hank was preceded in death by his sister Charlotte Estep Bond Thomas; brothers Joseph Estep, James Estep, Rodney Estep, Louis Estep, Michael Estep and Charles Estep. Hank

earned his education through the St. Mary’s County School Systems. Hank was employed by Embassy Dairy during his early years and later earned a living as a self employed Auto Mechanic. Hank leaves to cherish a special friend and partner Carlene Hale. He also leaves to Cherish his memory a brother Lawrence Estep, Sr. (Wilma) of Mechanicsville, MD; a daughter David Estep of Lexington Park, MD; a son Damon Estep of California, MD and a step-daughter Nickey Holt of Lexington Park, MD; grandchildren Destiny, Dymond, Danazia, Troy and Kimorianna. Hank also leaves to cherish a special pet, Angel. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 8, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Gospel Tabernacle of Prayer Church, Clements, MD, where services will be conducted at 11 am The Reverend Leroy McDuffie will be officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Serving as Pallbearers will be Patrick Mason, Everette Toye, Darryl Toye, Julius Estep, Marcus Estep and Joseph Medley. Funeral arrangements were provided by The Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Johnson (Marvin), Myrtle Wolfe (Jimmy) all of Virginia, her motherin-law Alberta Farrell and sister-inlaw Eleanor Norris (Wayne). She was preceded in death by her brother Norman Tinnell. Mrs. Farrell moved to St. Mary’s County in 1972 from Waldorf, MD. She worked at McKay’s for 14 years and Food Lion for 10 years as a cashier. Mrs. Farrell loved reading, yard sales and her puppies. The family received friends on Sunday, October 3, 2010 in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, where prayers were said. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday, October 4, 2010, in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, MD, with Fr. William Gurnee officiating. Interment followed in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, Bushwood, MD. Pallbearers were Thomas A. Ridgell, Jr., Thomas M. Ridgell, Donald Hall, Wayne Norris, Ronnie Lee Watson and Bobby Farrell. Honorary Pallbearers were Jessica Norris, Kimberly Norris and Bobby Quade. To send a condolence to the family please visit our website at www. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Dorothy Farrell, 71

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Dorothy Louise Farrell, 71, of Avenue, MD died September 29, 2010 at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. Born November 15, 1938 in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Louis and Jessalyn M. Simpson. She was the loving wife of David A. Farrell, Sr. whom she married on November 15, 1983 in Leonardtown, MD. Mrs. Farrell is also survived by her children; Louis Nelson (Cooky) of Upper Marlboro, MD, Janet Ridgell (Thomas) of California, MD, stepchildren; Barbara Branch (Ray), Christine Hall (Donald), David Farrell (Denise), Helen Mitchell (Randell) and her grandchild Thomas M. Ridgell (Holly); step grandchildren Donald Hall, Jr., Charles Hall, Mark Hall, Ashley Mitchell and Michelle Branch; step great grandchildren; Mersadys Allyssa Hall and Cameron Ethan Hall. She is also survived by her siblings; Billie Jane Watson (Louis), W.H. Simpson (Ethel), Juanita Adams (Leon), Joyce

R o b e r t Stannard “Rob” Flanagin, 54, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on September 27, 2010 at his residence in Lexington Park, MD. Born November 1, 1955 in Hutchinson, KS, he was the son of James Flanagin and the late Margaret Stannard Flanagin. He was the loving husband of Diane Flanagin, whom he married on December 17, 1980 in St. George’s Catholic Church, Valley Lee, Maryland. Rob was married to his soul mate and devoted loving wife for 30 years. Together they were each other’s world, moon, rock and stars. Without him life will never be the same. Robert is survived by his children; Donna Lacey (Joey) of Hollywood, Debbie Stone (JF) of Callaway and Phil Connelly (Amber) of Drayden, as well as five Grandchildren; Lauren Boron, Britney Lacey, Taylor and Dominic Connelly, and Kaiden

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Joan Guiles, 73 Joan Patricia Guiles, 73 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on September 23, 2010 at Washington Hospital Center. Born February 11, 1937 in Norwalk, CT, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Thomas McSally of Norwalk, Ct and the late Elwood McSally. Joan recently retired from Giant Foods after ten years of service as a Pharmacy Aide and cashier. She had worked for the

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Continued Save the Children Foundation, where Joan developed an interest in the American Indian Culture and traveled to Arizona. In her early years she loved roller skating, and bowling, she was involved in various bowling leagues, she was an avid reader, she enjoyed crosswords, scrabble, painting, sewing, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitch, creating Christmas ornaments, playing cards with friends, cooking, baking and feeding and watching hummingbirds. Joan was a member of the Women’s South Norwalk Boat Club Association, where she volunteered and became involved in visiting and dressing up as a clown for hospitalized children. Joan was caring, kind, and always put the needs of others before her own. All of her great-grandchildren thought that she was an Angel, their own special gift. Joan is survived by her husband Harold Guiles of Leonardtown, MD, children; Gary Guiles of Mechanicsville, MD, Kenneth Guiles of New Haven, CT, Elizabeth Guiles of Jacksonville, FL, Lisa Cates of Greensboro, NC, Margaret Guiles of Leonardtown, MD, sister; Mary Ann Strolin of Norwalk, CT, brother Thomas McSally of SC, also survived by nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition to her father Joan was preceded in death by her son Jon Guiles, and a brother Skip McSally. Family received friends for

Joan’s Life Celebration on Thursday, September 30, 2010 with a Funeral Service conducted in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060 Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral. com

tion. Psalm 100. Judith is survived by her daughters Joanna and Jodi, son-in-law Paul and her five grandchildren; Benjamin, Ashley, Bailey, Hunter and Hailey. All services will be private. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral. com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Judith Mula, 67

Addie Newman, 74

Judith Elizabeth Mula, 67 of Leona rdtow n, MD died October 2, 2010 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center. Born July 27, 1943 in Phoenix, AZ she was the daughter of the late Ernest Edward Winters and Daisy May (Waddell) Winters. Judith was a faithful and loving servant of the Lord. Her family was her world, and she loved them all dearly. She will be so very missed. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues each genera-

A d d i e Mary Newman, 74 of St. Inigoes, MD died September 25, 2010 at Washington Hospital Center. Born September 1, 1936 in Oldhams, VA, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Douglas Smith and Gracie (Henry) Smith. Addie is survived by her daughter, Ginger Newman Askew (Gregory) of St. Inigoes, MD, grandchildren, Anthony, Christopher, and Alexander Askew and siblings, Josie Newman (Edward) of Ambler, PA, Ruby Staton (Wayne) of Ambler, PA, Ann Yodus of Middleton, PA and Stanley Smith of Norristown, PA. In addition to her parents, she was pre-

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Kayon Thipwong, 86 K a y o n Thipwong, 86, of Hollywood, MD died October 1, 2010 at her residence. Born July 4, 1924 in Lanu Nakon, Thailand she was the daughter of the late Tongkom and Ponsawan Wangkatat. Mrs. Thipwong is survived by her children; Panchit Sankbum, Niyum Poin Suwannarat, Sompot Thipwong, Vasaha Singhtong, Somdeht Thipwong, Yuwanut Rungsombaht all of Thailand, Kitradom Sewell, Nonghoey Jensen, Sukanda Gawel, Tudshong Roberts all of Hollywood, MD, Pornphituk Thipwong and Chaveewan Dodson both of Lusby, MD. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Mrs. Thipwong was a homemaker as well as a silk weaver. The family received friends on Monday, October 4, 2010 in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, where prayers were recited by Buddhist Monks. Interment was private. To send a condolence to the family please visit our website at Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

David Thomas, 54 David Michael Thomas, 54 of Prince Frederick, MD formerly of Dameron, MD died Monday, September 27, 2010 at his home. Born January 20, 1956 in Lewistown, PA he was the son of the late Glenn Eugene Thomas and Phyllis Jean (Stroup) Thomas. He was known as Dave to his friends and Mike by his family. Dave graduated from Great Mills High School in 1974. He had many interests. He very much liked helping people and did so quite often. He loved animals, plants, watching T.V., and music. Of all things though, his passion was reading. He had a collection of books that could put a library to shame. David will be missed by many. Dave was impressed and thankful for the help and support given by Hospice in July during the time of his mother’s illness and death. The family would like to thank all the people that touched David’s life by giving him help, support and friendship. Dave is survived by his brother Steven Thomas (Julie) of Valley Lee, MD, his sister, Kimberly Dillon (Matt) of Pikesville, MD, nephew, Billy Thomas of Dameron, MD, and nieces Amber Thomas of Piney Point, MD, Brandy Thomas of Valley Lee, MD and Megan Dillon of Pikesville, MD. Family will receive friends for Dave’s Life Celebration on Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral. com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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Detectives Search for Suspect Held in Bomb Treat Grocery Store Heist Suspects By Guy Leonard Staff Writer

fired a single shot from the handgun into the ceiling of the store. Both suspects were wearing allblack clothing and wore ski masks to disguise their identities, and fled the scene after stealing what amounted to approximately $5,000 in both cash and checks, confirmed David McKay, CEO of McKay’s Food and Drug. McKay also said that the suspects are believed to have dropped some of the money from the robbery but are not sure how much was recovered by police. Most of the $5,000 was in check form. Police say that the suspects fled in Surveillance footage shows the two masked men charging into the store just before a dark colored sport utility vehicle that closing time. was possibly dark green or black. By Guy Leonard “There were several employees who were Staff Writer shaken by it,” McKay said. “Something like this has not happened to Detectives with the Bureau of Criminal Investigations are looking for two suspects in us in the past, and fortunately there were no an armed robbery of the McKay’s Food and customers in the store at the time, and no one Drug store on Hollywood Road in Hollywood was hurt,” he said. “Moving forward we are taking further that took place late night of Sept. 30. Police say two African American males steps to ensure the safety and security of our came into the store armed with an unknown customers and employees,” McKay told The model of handgun and robbed the establish- County Times. ment at 10 p.m. just as the employees were closing for the night. Before leaving the store after the quick robbery, one of the suspects

Mechanicsville Man Arrested In La Plata Arson By Guy Leonard Staff Writer State fire marshals have arrested a local man they believe is responsible for setting fire to a bar in La Plata back in December 2009. Fire investigators arrested James Carter Tilley Jr. on Tuesday on an open arrest warrant for allegedly starting a fire on the second floor of Heisman’s Bar on Hawthorne Road. Tilley, 24 of Mechanicsville, faces up to 20 years in prison for second-degree arson if found guilty, as well as $30,000 in fines. According to a witness who saw the fire that day, a man came running back down the street from the burning building and got into a dark-colored compact car on the passenger’s side and left the scene. Investigators soon after talked about Tilley’s suspected involvement in the arson with Brandi Ransom, who was at the time incarcerated in the Charles County Detention Center on charges of domestic abuse and was Tilley’s girlfriend. Ransom told investigators that Tilley was

involved in setting the fire because the day of the blaze both she and Tilley were driving in the vicinity of the bar when Tilley told her to stop near the site after both engaged in an argument, court papers state. Ransom drove off towards La Plata after dropping Tilley off, but returned to the site on the advice of Tilley’s sister, Jamie Tilley, who told her during a telephone conversation to go back to prevent him from taking rash action, according to charging documents. Ransom told investigators that when she arrived back at the bar, which at that time was vacant and undergoing renovation, she saw Tilley running from the bar while smoke was emanating from the second floor. Investigators estimate that the damage to the bar was about $205,000. Nearly 50 firefighters responded to the blaze, fire marshal reports state, which took an hour to control. There were no injuries associated with the fire.

disrupt emergency services. Cameron said that investigators were able to trace the call Ulmer allegedly made back to a phone number registered to her. “She was the origin of that phone call,” Cameron said.

Police have arrested and charged a St. Inigoes woman with allegedly making a bomb threat, and saying there was a destructive device at the county’s Emergency Communications Center. The suspect taken into custody Wednesday, Nicole Denise Ulmer, 25, was charged with making a false report of a destructive device and telephone misuse, according to a press release from the county’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations. According to the press release the threat was called into the Emergency Communications Center on Wednesday and operations were transferred to the county’s back up center without additional disruptions. Bomb-detecting dogs with the county’s sheriff’s office searched the site after it was evacuated but found no devices, the release stated. When detectives began their investigation, they developed Ulmer as the prime suspect and arrested her at her residence. Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said there appeared to be no apparent motive for the alleged Nicole Denise Ulmer crime other than an attempt to

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St. Mary’s High Schools Make ‘Adequate Yearly Progress’ By Sarah Miller Staff Writer St. Mary’s County Public Schools has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) at the high school level for the 2009-2010 school year based on High School Assessments (HSA) data and the graduation rate for the 2010 cohort of students, a press release issued Wednesday stated. To meet the AYP, each of the eight student categories (African American, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, white, students with limited English proficiency, students with free and reduced price meals and special education students) have to meet both the Annual Measurable Objective for math and reading as defined by the High School Assessments and the state graduation rate criteria, the release stated. If both these numbers for the schools don’t hit at least the target numbers, then the school “does not make AYP for that year under No Child Left Behind (NCLB),”

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St. Mary’s Ryken Hosts South Korean Students By Sarah Miller Staff Writer St. Mary’s Ryken High School welcomed about 150 students from its sister school in South Korea, the Gimhae Foreign Language High School (GIMFL) for the second time on Sept. 29. The last time the South Korean students visited St. Mary’s Ryken was in 2008. Last year, issues arose that prevented the Korean students from visiting. The visit is part of their tour of the Ivy League colleges, said Denise Krumenacker, the Director of Communications with St. Mary’s Ryken high School. During the visit, there were performances from bands form both groups and a gift exchange between the schools. Students from St. Mary’s Ryken also escorted students from South Korea on mini tours of the campus. “Today, we get to see the wonderful relationships that can be built,” said Mary Joy Hurlburt, the president of St. Mary’s Ryken, during her speech to welcome the visitors from GIMFL. The relationship between St. Mary’s Ryken high School and Gimhau Foreign Language High School comes from the Maryland Sister State Program, Krumenacker said. According to their website, www.sos.state., “the Maryland Sister States Program is the conduit for Maryland’s ten official sister state relationships established with states, regions or provinces in various countries around the world. The program oversees an array of international exchanges, promoting a balance of business, edu-

cational and cultural interests.” “I feel honored because not many people get to experience that,” said Delaney Madden, a sophomore at St. Mary’s Ryken High School. She and fellow student Cierra were paired with South Korean students Gu Yeung Mo and Gweon Sook Won. “I think it’s nice how they get to come to America and shadow an American high school,” St. Mary’s Ryken sophomore Breanna McGriff said. McGriff’s partner, Kim Mi So, was also happy to get to come to St. Mary’s Ryken during her school’s trip to the United States. “It’s very good,” she said.


Above- Sophomores Cierra Raum and Delaney Madden stand with the GIMFL students they were paired with, Gu Yeung Mo and Gweon Sook Won. Below- Students from GIMFL perform in the auditorium of St. Mary’s Ryken.

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Leonard Hall Hosting 100 Year Alumni Reunion By Sarah Miller Staff Writer For the first time, Leonard Hall Junior naval Academy will be holding a multi-generational, 100-year reunion on Oct. 10. All alumni are welcome, and according to Headmistress Suzanne Wisnieski, alumni from 1943 all the way through the latest graduating class will be in attendance. “Leonard Hall is a pretty unique school,” said John Parlett, a 1969 alumnus and part of the planning committee for the reunion. He said the boys who went to the school got to be very close to each other. As a boarding school and a military academy, Parlett said Leonard Hall fostered relationships that would not be built at a typical public school. The Xaverian Brothers founded the school in 1909. Since its founding the school has gone from being an all-boys boarding school to a co-ed day school. The current population of the school is 51 students. The school closed down for a short time in June 1972, according to the website for the school, When Leonard Hall Junior Military School was reopened as a day school in September 1972, Leonard Hall Junior Naval School, Inc. was running it. Currently, the school is a military, college preparatory school with students from grades 6-12. “We’ve never really done formal reunions,” Wisnieski said. The reason for this is due to the school being so small. The last event they had that could be called a reunion was during the 80th anniversary of the school and 70 people showed up. For this reunion, Wisnieski said there are around 200 people already signed up and she expects between 400 and 500 people to show up total. Bob Schaller, the director of the St. Mary’s Department of Economic and Community Development and a 1968 Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy alumnus, said the people who attend the school tend to be close, and the people he has spoken to are looking forward to the reunion. “There’s kind of a fraternal connection for people who went here,” Schaller said. He’s looking forward to the reunion, and for what the reunion will do for the school. “This is just the start,” he said. One project that’s in the works is an Alumni Association that will put together more regular reunions. Many of the “who’s who” in leadership in the county have graduated from the Leonard Hall Junior Naval Acadamy, Schaller said. This roster includes county commissioners, state delegates, attorneys, service department heads and ambassadors, among other people but because there’s no Alumni Association, Schaller said “we haven’t been able to capture it all.” Getting the amount of people to respond to the invitation to the reunion involved a “huge outreach,” Wisnieski said. Much of the advertising for the event has been by word of mouth from alumni to alumni. Parlett said he and the other people on the planning committee also scoured the old yearbooks for names and sent personal letters and made phone calls in an effort to reach as many alumni as possible. “Leonard Hall touches a lot of generations and pieces of our community,” Parlett said. Parlett was not the only member of his family to attend Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy. He had brothers who graduated in 1970, 1973 and 1974. Other local alumni include St. Mary’s County

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Commissioner Larry Jarboe (R) and member of the Maryland House of Delegates John Bohanan (D). “It’s interesting to find out who attended Leonard Hall who I didn’t know graduated from there,” Parlett said. Former students aren’t the only people who have been planning the reunion. Bill Re, a former Xaverian Brother who went by the name of Brother Maro, also worked to get in touch with the alumni. He will be coming to the reunion from Cincinnati, Ohio. Re was an instructor at Leonard Hall from 1962 through 1969. He said he was the battalion director for the school. He was responsible for the students at parades and military functions. During his tenure at Leonard Hall, the drill team performed at RFK Stadium and at the 1962 inaugural parade, and even at the 1964 World’s Fair as the Maryland representatives. “They were really good,” Re said. What Re has been doing is making phone calls and trying to get in touch with his former students, many of whom he hasn’t seen for 40 years or more. “I’m going to have a hard time recognizing them,” Re said. The students he taught when there about 12 will now be in their 50s and 60s. Like Parlett, Re said that being at a boarding school helps the students get closer to each other. He also said the instructors get to be very close to their students and the student’s families. Re said he’s looking forward to getting back in touch with his former students, though he doesn’t think there will be quite enough time to talk to everybody who will be there. The reunion begins at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., there will be a formal program featuring the drill team, speakers Chasen Hughes, a current student at Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy, Re, Schaller and Wisnieski. There will also be decade photos taken. After the formal program, the buildings will be opened for unguided tours. There will be school memorabilia on display in the buildings for everybody to look at. Wisnieski said the schedule will be pretty loose to allow for people to catch up. “I think it’s going to be a really great event,” Re said.

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Memorial Will Honor Confederate Dead By Sarah Miller Staff Writer The Civil War was fought almost 150 years ago and is, to date, the only war fought on United States soil. There have been numerous wars fought since the Civil War, but the Maryland Division Sons of Confederate Soldiers are making sure the people who died during the Civil War are not forgotten. The Maryland Division Sons of Confederate Veterans will be holding their 31st annual memorial for the 4000 soldiers who lost their lives during the Civil War at the Point Look-

out Prisoner of War Confederate cemetary. The service begins at 11 a.m. and is open to the public. The memorial service has been an annual event since 1979. According to Rob Long, a local historian and member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the event is self-funded. The memorial will consist of guest speakers, a color guard and reenactments from the Sons of Confederate Veterans and other reenactment groups. “Our food at Pt. Lookout will certainly not be what the soldiers had to eat there which was not much. A cup of hot water with old bacon or pork fat inside, a piece of bread or sometimes nothing at all,” Long said. When the Descendants of Point Lookout Prisoner of War Organization bought a three-acre plot of land next to the cemetery to dedicate to the Confederate Memorial Park, the new park was integrated into the memorial ceremony, Long said. While the Sons of Confederate Veterans have their service at the cemetery, the Descendants have events at the park, which the Sons of Confederate veterans go to after their service. Jim Dunbar, a member of

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both the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Descendants, is the front man for the Confederate Memorial Park. “We always had the event at Point Lookout State Park, but we had issues with censorship and what we saw as racism,” Dunbar said. The issues involved the community and veterans accusation protesting the Confederate flag being flown next to the United States flag in both the park and the cemetery. Dunbar said there was a court case concerning the issue, which the Descendants won, but lost in an appeal against them. Instead of spending all their money on taking the fight to a higher court, Dunbar said the Descendants decided to spend their money on purchasing the land.

In total, the park cost around $250,000 after they purchased the land, got the permits and zoning licenses and did the construction on it. They bought the land in 2003, but Dunbar said it took about a year to “get all our ducks in a row before we could start construction.” In addition to the memorial, the people with the Sons of Confederate Descendants are present at parades, memorial services and headstone dedications. They go to ghost walks at Summer Seat Farm and clear local confederate headstones. “I would say we are a dedicated bunch of guys,” Long said.

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Cardboard Boats Become Bamboo Boats This Year By Sarah Miller Staff Writer Students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland were handed sheets of plastic, green bamboo poles, twine and one roll of duct tape and given the challenge of building a seaworthy craft. The Great Cardboard Boat Race was started at St. Mary’s College 18 years ago, according to Rick Loheed, the Assistant Director of the Waterfront. This year was the first time bamboo was used instead of cardboard. “We wanted to be more environmentally friendly,” Loheed said. To accomplish that goal, the school substituted cardboard with bamboo, limited the use of duct tape to one roll per team and used biodegradable twine and plastic sheeting. The reason they chose bamboo was because bamboo is an invasive species that is fast growing. It is easily renewable from year to year, unlike the materials that went into making the cardboard. The bamboo is also cheaper to obtain. Students from all grade levels are welcome to participate in the great boat race.

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“I wanted to try it last year and decided to do it this year,” said junior Jonathan Wagner. Wagner was a member of team No Doutt with seniors David Johnson, Chris Kallas and Lisa Seyar. The design of the boat was up to the team. There were rafts and mini canoes being built and everything in between. Some boats used as much duct tape as they could while others were lashed together with the biodegradable twine. First prize for the wining boat was $300 and it went to team We Grade You. Second place went to team No Doutt and was $250. Third place was $200 and went to Windsurfing Club. Fourth place was $150 and went to team Bambooty. Fifth place was $100 and went to Binary Solo. “The event has been absolutely magic,” Loheed said.

McKay Kicks Off ‘101 Greatest Ideas Tour’ Thomas F. McKay, Commissioner President candidate, has announced the “101 Greatest Ideas Tour” is coming to neighborhoods across the county. During the month of October, McKay will visit neighborhoods throughout St. Mary’s County soliciting ideas from residents that they think would make St. Mary’s County a better place to live, work and enjoy. At each location the attendees will then get to cast their vote for the top 10 ideas. These ideas will be added to the “101 Greatest Ideas” list. Once elected as Commissioner President, McKay will bring forward to the Board of Commissioners at least 25 ideas from the list each year for contemplation, a press release states. Each idea will be given careful consideration and McKay will provide feedback back to the community regarding the list. “In today’s trying economy people are reaching out to proven leaders who understand the challenges being faced by the citizens of St. Mary’s County. There is no better source of information about what is needed by the communi-

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Thursday, Oct. 7 • Teen/Tween After School Gaming Calvert Library, Fairview Branch (8120 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Owings) - 2:30 p.m. Kids are welcome come to the Fairview branch of the Calvert Library and play video games and board games. There will be Nintendo Wiis available, among other systems, and kids are welcome to bring their own games. For more information, call 410-257-2101. • Calvert County Farmers Market Solomon’s Riverwalk (North of Solomon’s Pavilion) - 4 p.m. Fresh, seasonal vegetables, flowers, herbs, seafood and baked goods will be available. There will also be a small boats race starting at 6 p.m. in front of the gazebo from the Southern Maryland Sailing Association. For more information, call 401-535-4583 or visit • Bingo La Plata American Legion (6330 Crain Highway, La Plata) – 7 p.m. The American Legion Auxiliary Post will be holding Bingo with food and beverages for sale. For more information, call 301-934-8221.

Friday, Oct. 8 • Annmarie After Hours Annmarie Gardens (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) - 6 p.m. An adults-only evening at Annmarie Gardens. Price of admission is $5 for non-members and $4 for members. People must be 21 or over. For more information, go to • Steak Dinner at VFW 8810 VFW 8810 (2310 Old Washington Road, Waldorf) - 6:30 p.m. Steaks are cooled to order. The menu will also feature baked or mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cauliflower and broccoli medley, salad, rolls and dessert. For more information, call 301-645-6331.

Saturday, Oct. 9 • Church Music Conference Grace and Peace Presbyterian Church (22646 Benswood Road, California) – 9 a.m. Conference about sacred music and the church. The conference will cover topics like the history of sacred music, moral neutrality and the meaning of music. The conference will also feature Tim Schafer. Admission is free and lunch will be provided for people who register. For more information, or to register, e-mail or call 301-997-0667. • Mega Yard Sale Living Word Community Church (39371 Harpers Corner Road, Mechanicsville) – 8 a.m. The Living Word Community Church will be having a yard sale to support the ministries it is associated with. The Girl’s Impact group will be selling baked goods while the Royal rangers and the Honorbound Men will have something available for lunch. For more information, call Pastor Ed at 301-884-0167. • Super Prize Bingo Ridge Fire House (13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge) – 4 p.m. Admission is $20 for the first set of cards and $7 for each additional set. There will also be food and drinks for sale. Prizes being given out will include Maximum Health and Fitness Club memberships, a Flat Screen TV, a Wii System, a Toshiba Laptop computer and a Garmin GPS System. All proceeds go to benefit the Ridge Chapel, Ridge Firehouse Auxiliary and St. Mary’s Trinity Church. For more information, go to or call 301-872-5797.

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• Charity Casino Night Mechanicsville Noose Lodge (27636 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville) - 6 p.m. This event is open to the public and all proceeds are donated to charity. There will be blackjack, three card poker, multiple Texas Hold ‘Em games and flop poker tables. There will also be a cash bar and free food. For more information, contact Richard Kruckow at kruckow3@

• Ramp up your Research Calvert Library (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) - 7 p.m, This free tutorial is designed for high school and college students who need instruction on turning out a well-presented research paper. Students can bring their projects, no matter what stage they’re at, and get help specific to their paper. For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

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• All You Can Eat Breakfast Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad (Route 235, Hollywood)-7:30 a.m. The menu will include: sausage gravy and biscuits, sausage links, bacon, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, escalloped apples, assorted juices, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The breakfast is free for children under the age of 5, $4 for children between the ages of 5-12 and $8 for adults.

• Opening Reception for the Clothesline Project Lexington Park Library (21677 FDR Boulevard, Lexington Park) – 5 p.m. The reception for Walden Sierra’s “Air it Out: The Clothesline Project” will be open to the public. The gallery will be on display through Nov. 15 and is created by women who have either survived domestic violence or wish to honor those women.

• Antique Tractor Parade Starting at Leonardtown Elementary School (22885 Duke St, Leonardtown) – 12:30 p.m. The parade will start at Leonardtown Elementary School and run through the historic Leonardtown Business District. There will be John Deere, Farmall, Oliver, Ford and Massey Ferguson tractors there, among other brands, all over 50 years old. For more information, call 301-904-3491, 301-475-8361 or 410-535-1380.

Monday, Oct. 11 • All about Cubism Annmarie Gardens (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) - 9 a.m. Cost of admission is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Learn about Pablo Picasso, geometry and cubism. Pack a lunch and dress in clothing that can get messy. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, cal 410-326-4640 or visit www.annmariegarden. org. • Low-Cost Rabies Clinic St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds (42455 Fairgrounds Road, Leonardtown) - 6 p.m. The St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League will be on-hand for a rabies clinic. Vaccines will be $10 each. Animals on a crate or leash will be accepted, or the vet will come to the car to administer the vaccination. • No Linit Texas Hold ‘Em “Bounty” Tournament St. Mary’s County Elk’s Lodge (45779 Fire Department Lane, Lexington Park)-7 p.m. Part of the Leaderboard Challenge FallWinter season. Anybody is welcome to join. Buy in is $25 or $3,000 in chips. Blinds start at $25/$50 and are progressive. People with the most points will receive a free roll to the $150.00 Leaderboard Challenge Tournament in February. You can earn points for each tournament you participate in. Side games, food and beverages are available. For more information, call the lodge at 301-863-7800 or Linda Hill at 240-925-5697.

Tuesday, Oct. 12 • Women in Defense Networking Event The Tides Restaurant (46580 Expedition Drive, Lexington Park) - 4:30 p.m. The Women in Defense Chesapeake Bay Chapter will be holding its monthly meeting. Women in Defense is an organization for individuals whose careers are related to the defense of Women in Defense provides its members with opportunities for professional development, a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences and a vehicle for expanding networks. You do not need to be a member of Women in Defense to participate in the networking event.

• Why Snooze When You Can Crooze Arby’s (40824 Merchants Lane, Leonardtown)-5 p.m. Come on out with your custom car, truck or motorcycle to cruise night. • Lexington Park Business and Community Association Social Hall of Bay District Fire Department (South Coral Drive, California) -6:30 p.m. • Learn to Line Dance Hotel Charles (15110 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville)-7 p.m. The Boot Scooters of Southern Maryland will be giving Line Dancing lessons free of charge at Hotel Charles. The regular weekly practice for team members will be after the lessons. For more information, go to www.bootscootersofsomd. • Anime Night Calvert Library (850 Costley Way, Prince Fredrick) - 7 p.m. The Calvert Library will be screening a film by Hayao Miyazaki. There will also be pocky available. For more information, call 401-5350291 or 301-855-1862.

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• Forums to raise cyber safety community awareness St. Mary’s County Public Schools will conduct a Community Awareness Forum on Cyber Safety on Oct. 13 at Leonardtown and on Oct. 26 at Lexington Park, both starting at 6:30 p.m. Michael Wyant, Director of Safety and Security with St. Mary’s County Public Schools, will present the program emphasizing cyber bullying. • Opening Reception for Clothesline Project An opening reception is scheduled on Oct. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. for Walden Sierra’s “Air it Out: the Clothesline Project” which is on display at the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery through Nov. 15. The project is a visual display created by women who have survived violence or by those who wish to honor women victimized by violence. • Lexington Park offers free family movie Families can watch a PG rated movie at Lexington Park on Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. and enjoy free snacks. The movie is about a group of Oregon kids who follow the treasure map of pirate One-Eyed Willie past his deadly traps to gold. • Workshop scheduled for grant seekers Non-profits and individuals seeking grants can register to attend a workshop to discover the resources available to them in the new Grantseekers’ Resource Center located in the Lexington Park Library. The Center is a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection and provides free access to the foundations two databases. The workshop will be Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. • Teens can dress as their favorite villain Teens are asked to dress as their favorite book character villain for a Halloween Party at the next TAG (Teen Advisory Group) meeting on Oct. 12 at Lexington Park. The evening will begin with the showing of a creepy movie selected by the group at 5:30 p.m. Charlotte Hall and Leonardtown will hold their regular TAG meetings on Oct. 14 with Charlotte Hall’s at 5 p.m. and Leonardtown’s at 5:30 p.m. A Teen Poetry Slam is planned at Lexington Park on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Teens can step up to the mic and slam either their favorite poems or ones they have written or just come to listen. Registration is requested. • Public invited to discuss books “Outcasts United” will be discussed at Leonardtown on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. This book is being read by the entire state of Maryland for the One Maryland One Read statewide community read. A teen book chat of the selected teen title, “Home of the Brave” by Katherine Applegate, will be held at Lexington Park on Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Both discussions are open to the public.


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Thursday, October 7, 2010

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A Journey Through Time The

Zephaniah Williams and the Battle of Camden, SC


During the night, the opposing counter charges. The fighting armies actually blundered into each other. was hand-to hand, swords, bayonets, clubbed muskets.” The Americans could see they were vastNow it was 2,000 British vs. 600 Americans. “Almost enly outnumbered and although his staff tirely surrounded, the Maryland survivors responded to their advised withdrawal, General [Horatio] leaders’ call for yet another charge. They advanced once more, Gates issued orders to form for battle at smashed the British regulars opposing them, reformed again, daybreak. repelled another British charge, and those who were left were Three Maryland Regiments and the getting their wind in preparation for another bayonet charge.” Delaware Regiment of the 2nd Brigade “Tarleton’s cavalry returned to the field with stained sabers were on the American’s right; the 1st from pursuing and killing the Virginians and others after pursuMaryland Brigade was held in reserve. ing militia fugitives, charged into their midst. At last, what was The Virginia Militia, placed in the front line of the American’s left of the Marylanders ranks broke and the battle was over. It center, had just been given bayonets the day before was the worst defeat experienced by the Americans with no instructions in their use. The battle began. during the Revolutionary War.” British regulars advanced, “a scarlet-clad wall which And what did General Gates do? He, hell-bent fired by volleys and closed with the bayonet.” for leather, fled the battle. “Gates’ only notable acThe Virginians panicked and fled, some throwcomplishment in the unsuccessful campaign was to ing away their arms. They may as well have stayed cover 170 miles in three days on horseback, headed and fought as they were hunted down and most of north in retreat.” What a man! them killed. Zephaniah Williams sur“The Marylanders stood fast and fought off the vived the battle. He was one of British. The First Maryland Brigade, with Williams’ over 1,000 men taken prisoner Regiment, was ordered forward. Side-by-side the by the British. Let there be no Photo Courtesy of mistake—the British were Maryland troops and their Delaware compatriots Wikipedia loaded and fired, charged and reformed, fought off brutal. Being taken prisoner

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By Shelby Oppermann Contributing Writer This is the start of it all, faint rustlings here and there in the yard. You think it is raining outside when it is only the fall wind whipping through the dry leaves on the trees. I sometimes wish the leaves could stay green all year, but also look forward to gradually seeing the trees graceful silhouettes become visible. Arching limbs and twisted boughs, swaying and entwining like the dancers of Cirque de soleil. I will miss the feeling of being invisible on my bench set in the paths. For over half of the year, no one can see our little outdoor haven. Tidbit enjoys the fall too. She just seems to have so much more energy in the cooler weather. We play ball or stick longer. And Tidbit does her “happy dog dance” on the dry leaves over and over. The happy dog dance is when she rolls on her back and turns back and forth and in circles to scratch just right. You know when the leaves start to fall from the trees like rain and the hickory nuts start to fall on your head like small missiles, that fall festival time in St. Mary’s County has arrived. Fire halls, rescue squads, groups, and churches all hold fall festivals. It’s one way to keep some of the old traditions alive. I love being a part of a tradition that has been handed down in the church. This marks the 129th year for the dinner at Christ Church, Chaptico. We try to attend as many as we can. For one thing, you don’t have to cook for many weekends to come. Each church has offerings of ham, stuffed ham, oysters, chicken, and some specialty all their own. We even have an Apple Festival in Chaptico this Sunday at Our Lady of the Wayside church. Well, I think the stickiness has finally worn off my shoes. And the smell of vinegar and brown sugar in my hair has finally been washed away. This is because of Bertie’s Relish day at the parish hall. I believe it was a parishioner named Alberta Hayden, or Aunt Bertie to some, who created this delicious relish we serve at our

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was still likely a death sentence. William Allman, one of the Virginia militiamen, was wounded and then taken prisoner. He managed to escape. On September 20, 1780 he deposed, in part, that “the enemy’s soldiers declared they suffered accordingly in the action with Col. Williams [of Maryland]; That Capt. Campbell, an officer in high repute of the Regulars, amongst others, was killed and that in consequence of his being killed they declared they would give no quarter.” He said the prisoners were fed unsifted meal, seldom with any meat. “The wounded were very much neglected and when they died, were suffered to lay until they stunk horribly, in the yard with the other prisoners; notwithstanding Capt. Dorsey and others remonstrated against it.” Prisoners had two options, agree to enlist with the British or be hanged. To be continued.

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Christ Church Fall Festival and ham and oyster dinner. It can be eaten on old ham (country ham) or any type of deli sandwich. It’s a savory/sweet mixture of fresh chopped vegetables, vinegar, brown sugar and spices. Bertie’s Relish is one of the highlights of the meal. On Saturday, just as many people will request the Bertie’s relish as do the oysters and the hams. When I leave after we cook and can the relish, I feel as if I have been pickled too. In the middle of writing this I had to stop and have a sandwich with my own stash of Bertie’s Relish. Wow, that was good. Having grown up in the DC suburbs with a working mom, I didn’t get to experience the art of canning. I really have never tried it myself other than the preparation and cooking of Bertie’s Relish. I sometimes wish I had been fortunate enough to have grown-up on a farm here in the county. Though I know that living on a farm is constant work. I think I have the romanticized version of it stuck in my head and not the “have to go out and feed all the animals at 5 a.m. in the pouring rain” reality. If you have a free fall weekend, sample one of our unique festivals, or as is said now, “Savor St. Mary’s”. Even if you have grown-up here, don’t take it for granted that these old-time festivals will be around forever. Some of the older folks are ready and willing to pass on these traditions to a younger generation. Come out and help at your church or with your organization when they host an event. Feel the happy exhaustion after working really hard and really fast to make a festival a success. Feel the sense of community that grows when working beside all sorts of people for a few days. Please support what helps keep St. Mary’s County and Southern Maryland such a special place to live. To each new day’s Fall adventures, Shelby Please send comments or ideas to:

“Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold” by Jennifer Ackerman

Photo Courtesy of Helen Carroll Beavers Patterson

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By Terri Schlichenmeyer Contributing Writer The morning you woke up feeling like kittens had used your inner throat as a scratching post, you knew you were in trouble. Within hours, you were sneezing. And sneezing. And sneezing, and your eyes were watery, you couldn’t breathe, and you couldn’t wait to crawl to the sofa and watch bad TV. You were miserable and, to top it off, you were snotty – but certainly not intentionally. Perfect. Why do you always get a cold just when you least need it? Read “Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold” by Jennifer Ackerman, and you might learn a few things to make you breathe a little easier. So you’re feeling snuffly – or, well, you know you will at some point this coming winter. Ackerman says you should just get used to it. The average person gets about 200 colds in a lifetime. Kids get more, of course, and the elderly suffer fewer colds, but if you’re a regular person, you’ll spend about 24,000 hours and thousands of tissues battling the sniffles over the course of your lifetime. That’s because no two colds are alike, and there are hundreds of different cold viruses with several different categories. The good news is, once your body fights off a specific cold virus, you’ll never get that cold again. The bad news is that you are your own worst enemy. The virus isn’t what makes you miserable in the first place: your body’s reaction in the fight is what causes you to feel so rotten.

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Did going out with wet hair cause this malaise? Or did you get it from kissing your sweetie? Nope, says Ackerman. Scientists are pretty sure that colds are spread literally by hand. Shake hands with someone who has a cold, then scratch your nose – voila! You’ve been inoculated. Touch a dirty countertop, then rub your eyes – presto! Instant sick day. And don’t think those antibacterial soaps you’re using are going to help. They’re antibacterial. A cold is a virus. So what can you do? Wash your hands, or use sanitizer. Forget most OTC cold remedies (except in Canada). Avoid children and smoking. Try not to touch your face. And keep lots of chicken soup around because, as it turns out, Grandma was absolutely right. Already caught a bug? You’re in good company, according to author Jennifer Ackerman in this delightful book. Colds spike in September and January, and “Ah-Choo!” is a great way to spend your time while recovering. Ackerman has a nose for the facts, and she sniffs out plenty of them here, including lots of surprising statistics, disgustingly fun facts, and the results of scientific studies. I like the way she dishes the dirt; in fact, just about every page contains something that will make your rheumy eyes crinkle with glee. I also like that Ackerman coughs up some remedy recipes at the end of this book. Whether you say apchi (Hebrew), apjo (Swedish), hakushon (Japanese) or apchkhi (Russian), you’ll enjoy reading “Ah-Choo!”. Ask for it by name. And Gesundheit.

The County Times The County Times is always looking for more local talent to feature! To submit art or band information for our entertainment section, e-mail

Thursday, Oct. 7 • Kids Just Want to Have Fun Calvert Library (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) – 2 p.m. • Dave Norris DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Rd., California) – 5 p.m.

24/7 Band Is a Local Hit

• Bingo La Plata American Legion (6330 Crain Highway, La Plata) – 7 p.m. • Karaoke Clarion Inn (45 St. Patricks Drive, Waldorf) – 7:30 p.m. • Kamikaze Karaoke Martini’s Lounge (10553 Theodore Green Blvd. White Plains) – 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 8 • Dave Norris DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Rd., California) – 5 p.m. • Jazz Entertainment Chef’s American Bistro (22576 Macarthur Blvd San Souci Plaza) – 5 p.m.

The 24/7 Band plays at the Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, Oct. 2nd.

By Sarah Miller Staff Writer What is a cover band? Simply put, a cover band is one that plays songs by other artists. The 24/7 band’s sound is pure country. Tim Unkle, the lead singer, has the kind of husky voice that would sound good at a campfire and completely comfortable in a honky tonk. The band started as a jam session in Unkle’s basement. “It’s just something I started doing,” Unkle said. He’s been in other bands over the years, but 24/7 is the first one he started himself. “Things have moved very quickly the last couple of years,” Unkle said. The band consists of Unkle on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Joe Huffman on lead guitar and vocals, Tony Erdolino on bass and Eddie Finch on drums. The lineup has undergone recent changes, with Huffman being added within the last couple of months and Finch having his debut in the band last Friday. Huffman said he was glad to get the opportunity to play with 24/7. “They guys needed a hand and I was available at the time,” Huffman said. “Plus, I like the songs.” The band covers mostly classic rock and classic country songs, though they are working their way into plying top 40 country songs. “We’re a pretty versatile band,” Unkle said. The band plays at a lot of weddings, so they have to be able to play a little bit of something for all age groups. He attributes their popularity to that versatility. 24/7 tries to suit its playlist toward the age group at the venue they’ll be playing at rather than having a set-in-stone playlist that they play no matter where they are. “We try to gear our music to make a wedding party happy,” Unkle said. A wedding party consists of age groups from children to seniors and everyone in between.

“We try to please the crowd,” Unkle said. They play everything from Creed to Conway Twitty. The band’s standard playlist consists of between 40 and 50 songs, which they play in four sets with breaks in between each set. Finch said he likes the fact that 24/7 plays more than classic country music as well. “I enjoy playing all styles of music,” he said. Huffman they’re not in it to get famous. “We just like to have fun,” Huffman said. “It’s not a band with egos.” One of the things Huffman said he likes about playing with 24/7 is the fact that they play songs that he hasn’t gotten the chance to play in years. “They’re songs I grew up on,” Huffman said. He’s been playing instruments for 35 years, but never tried to make the jump into the big times. “You have to know somebody,’ Huffman said. “I used to think it’s about your talent, but it’s not.” “We’ve been playing forever, but we’re all old-school people,” Unkle said. All the people in the band are around age 50, but Unkle said they have all been playing instruments since their late teens and early 20s. Unkle himself has been playing since he was 12. The next event 24/7 will be performing at is a private party, but they will be back at a public venue Oct. 16 at 8:30 p.m. They will be performing at Anderson’s bar in Clements. “It’s a small, little place but we have a lot of fun,” Unkle said. 24/7 can also be found at three or four regular venues on a regular basis, Unkle said. One of these venues is CJ’s in Lusby. For more information, or to book 24/7 for an event, contact Unkle at 301-904-3310.

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• Neil Simon’s “Odd Couple” female version College of Southern Maryland Prince Fredrick Campus (115 J. W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick) – 7 p.m. • Bob wire and the Fence Posts Cheesburger in Paradise (23415 Three Notch Road, California) – 8 p.m. • “The Diary of Ann Frank” Port Tobacco Players (508 Charles St, La Plata) – 8 p.m. • Karaoke ApeHangers (9100 Crain Highway, Bel Alton) – 9 p.m. • No Green Jelly Beenz Vear’s Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) – 9:30 p.m. • Karaoke Waldorf Appleebee’s (3610 Crain highway, Waldorf) – 9 p.m. • Live Entertainment Martini’s Lounge (10553 Theodore Green Blvd. White Plains) – 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 9 • Oktoberfest Maryland State Fairgrounds (2200 York Road, Timonium) – 12 p.m.

• True Blue Country St. Mary’s Landing (29935 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall) – 7:30 p.m. •Tom Lewis in Concert Historic St. Mary’s City Visitor Center (18559 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City) – 8 p.m. • After Hours at the Inn The Westlawn Inn (9200 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach) – 8 p.m. • “This guy’s a real blues player” Delta Blues Juke Joint and Diner (2796 Old Washington Road, Waldorf) – 8 p.m. • “The Diary of Ann Frank” Port Tobacco Players (508 Charles St, La Plata) – 8 p.m.


Monday, Oct. 11 • Cubism Art Class Annmarie Garden (13480 Dowell Road, Solomons) – 9 a.m. • Aktion Club Carnival Fundraiser Laurel Springs Park (Radio Station Road, La Plata) – 10 a.m. • Mason Sebastian DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Rd., California) – 5 p.m. • No Limit Texas Hold’Em Bounty Tournament St. Mary’s County Elk’ Lodge (45779 Fire Department Lane, Lexington Park) – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

• Live Entertainment Martini’s Lounge (10553 Theodore Green Blvd. White Plains) – 9 p.m.

• Fair Warning DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Rd., California) – 5 p.m.

• The State of You Vera’s Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) – 9:30 p.m.

• Teen Advisory Group Meeting Lexington Park Library (21677 F D R Blvd, Lexington Par) – 5:30 p.m.

• Yesterday’s Child ApeHangers (9100 Crain Highway, Bel Alton) – 9:30 p.m. • Karaoke California Applebee’s (45480 Miramar Way, California) – 9 p.m. • Hate the Toy with The Worx Hotel Charles (15110 Burnt Store Road Hughesville) – 9 p.m. • Middle Ground Big Dog’s Paradise (28765 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville) – 9:30 p.m. • Locked ‘n’ Loaded The Blue Dog Saloon (7940 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco) – 9:30 p.m.

• Open Pool Tables Big Dog’s Paradise (28765 Three Notch Rd Mechanicsville) – 7 p.m. • Salsa Night Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 8 p.m. • Kamikaze Karaoke Martini’s Lounge (10553 Theodore Green Blvd. White Plains) – 9 p.m. • Karaoke with DJ Stacy Memories Nightclub and Bar (2360 Old Washington Road, Waldorf) – 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 13 • Captain John DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Rd., California) – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 10 • Sasprilla Band Vera’s Beach Club (1200 White Sands Drive, Lusby) – 2 p.m. • March of Dimes “Ride for Premature Babies” featuring The Craze and Naked ApeHangers (9100 Crain Highway, Bel Alton) – 3 p.m. • Bent Nickel Toot’s Bar (23971 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood) – 3 p.m. • “The Diary of Ann Frank” Port Tobacco Players (508 Charles St, La Plata) – 3 p.m.

• Fair Warning DB McMillan’s (23415 Three Notch Rd., California) – 6 p.m.

• Karaoke Chef’s American Bistro (22576 Macarthur Blvd San Souci Plaza) – 5 p.m.

• Bob Wire and the Fence Posts Island Bar and Grill (16810 Piney Point Road, Piney Point) – 6:30 p.m.

• NFL at the Duck Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200 Dowell Road, Dowell) – 6 p.m.

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• Classical Music Concert Grance and Peace Presbyterian Church (22646 Benswood Road, California) – 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

• Ladies Night and Karaoke Chef’s American Bistro (22576 Macarthur Blvd San Souci Plaza) – 5 p.m. • Karaoke with DJ Harry Big Dog’s Paradise (28765 Three Notch Rd Mechanicsville) – 7 p.m. • Ladies Night and Karaoke with Heather ApeHangers (9100 Crain Highway, Bel Alton) – 7 p.m. • Band in a Box St. Mary’s Landing (29935 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall) – 7:30 p.m. • Wolf’s Hot Rods and Old Gas open Blues Jam Beach Cove Restaurant (8416 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach) – 8 p.m. * CALL TO CONFIRM

For family and community events, see our calendar in the community section on page 22.

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SMCM Seahawks’ Eskay Picks up First Player of the Week Honor

YORK, Pa. – Sophomore forward Tori Eskay (Damascus, Md./Urbana) notched her first career player of the week honor as she was tabbed as the Capital Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. The honor was announced Monday afternoon by CAC commissioner Tom Byrnes. Eskay contributed to all eight goals and scored both game-winning goals in a pair of 4-1 wins over conference rivals, Hood College and Wesley College. She had a hat trick and an assist for seven points in the mid-week win at Wesley then scored all four goals in Saturday’s triumph over Hood, lifting the Seahawks into a four-way tie for second place in the CAC standings. Eskay is currently third in the league in both goals (10) and points (21) while ranking fourth with 34 shots. The Seahawks look to get back in the win column when they resume conference play on Saturday, October 9, hosting league foe, York (Pa.) College, in Seahawk Stadium at 2:00 pm.

St. Mary’s College Volleyball Sweeps Tri-Match GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland volleyball team has now won five straight matches as the Seahawks claimed both matches at the Gettysburg College tri-match Saturday afternoon. St. Mary’s notched wins over Ursinus College and host Gettysburg. The Seahawks (13-5) opened up the afternoon with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-9, 25-18) victory over Ursinus (8-10) as sophomore Shelby Mullennix (California, Md./Leonardtown) exploded for a career-high 14 kills with only four errors in 24 attempts for a .417 hitting percentage. Mullennix added three solo blocks and two assists. Defensively, junior Kasey Stanton (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) and firstyear Bianca Livioco (Montgomery Village, Md./Gaithersburg) each picked up seven digs while first-year middle blocker Trish Kallis (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) contributed five total blocks and five kills.

Three Seahawks finished with double-digit kills in their five-set victory over Gettysburg (10-11) to end the afternoon. Junior outside hitter Shannon Fitzpatrick (Germantown, Md./St. John’s College [D.C.]) paced the offense with a careerhigh 18 kills and a .304 hitting percentage while collecting her second double-double of the season with 11 digs as well. Fitzpatrick also served up a career-best five aces. First-year Michelle Klima (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) added 13 kills and 3.5 total blocks while junior middle blocker Gena Hlavinka (Gaithersburg, Md./T.S. Wootton) notched 10 kills and three digs. Senior outside hitter Claire Kodan (Olney, Md./Sherwood) contributed offensively with nine kills and four aces while leading the defense with a team-high 13 digs. Senior setter Katie Obal (Olney, Md./Sherwood) recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 45 assists and 10 digs while chipping in two kills.

Seahawks Cross Country fares well at Paul Short Run BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s and women’s cross country team fared well at the 37th Annual Brooks Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh University at the Goodman Campus Friday afternoon as the Seahawks ran the college men’s 8K white race. St. Mary’s finished 26th in the 33-team field as the Seahawks average 29:25 on the course. Sophomore captain Nick Pasko (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall College) finished in the top 100 for the Seahawks as Pasko came in 97th-place in 28:25 at a 5:44-mile pace while first-year Matt Bennett (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) was next at 139th place in 29:15. Sophomore Dan Swain (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall) was the team’s third runner with a 148th-place finish in 29:27 while first-year Ian Morgan (Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson) followed with a 157th-place finish in 29:51. Sophomore Quint Frauman (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) was the fifth finisher with a 162nd-place finish in 30:06 as sophomore Joseph Santangelo (Darnestown, Md./Northwest) was right on Frauman’s heels at 163rd in 30:10. Senior Joe Smith (College Park, Md./DeMatha Catholic)

rounded out the top 7 at 165th in 30:11. The Seahawk women finished with a 27th-place finish as first-year Shannon Rafferty (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) led the way with her 47th-place finish in 24:14, running a 6:31-mile pace. Sophomore Katie Phipps (Severna Park, Md./Chesapeake) was next in 117th place in 25:52 while first-year Keighly Bradbrook (Princeton Junction, N.J./West Windsor-Plainsboro South) was third for St. Mary’s with her 133rd-place finish in 26:28. Junior captain Kathleen Tatem (Kensington, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) was the Seahawks’ fourth finisher with a 172nd-place finish in 27:34 while sophomore Margaret Lillie (Carrboro, N.C./Chapel Hill) was next with her 183rdplace finish in 28:06. Sophomore Kristin Hay (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) and first-year Ginger Williams (Prince Frederick, Md./ Huntingtown) also scored for the Seahawks with their 200th- and 203rd-place finishes, respectively. The Seahawks’ next meet will be in Towson on Saturday, October 9 when they compete at the Goucher College Cross Country Classic. Race starts at 9:30 am.

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By Ronald N. Guy Jr. Contributing Writer I t s e e m e d an odd fit: the Miami Heat holding training camp at Hurlburt Field Air Force Base on the Florida

panhandle. After re-signing Dwayne Wade and inking free agents LeBron James and Chris Bosh, thereby winning the lottery this NBA offseason, and throwing a party of shameless proportions to celebrate the confluence of NBA star-power in Miami, training camp for Wade, James, Bosh (WJB) and Associates seemed best suited for a city block in the middle of South Beach itself. Instead, after cogitating (I think) over the options for the franchise’s first training camp road trip, the Heat chose the palatial confines of a military base as the first stop on its three-ring circus’ tour of NBA cities across the nation. All kidding aside, the mutual benefit of the temporary cohabitation of the U.S. military and the NBA’s most compelling team since, well, forever is obvious. The Heat get a chance to isolate themselves (as much as that’s possible these days), focus on basketball, give a little back to a deserving community and maybe have a little military discipline, selflessness and commitment rub off on a bunch of NBA players who exist in a world where these three attributes are scarce. For the folks in and around Hurlburt Field, could there possibly be a better Morale Welfare & Recreation initiative than hosting this version of the Miami Heat for a brief period? Can you imagine that happening at Pax River? Digesting the first images from Heat practices, it is amazing how miniscule these NBA giants seemed in the superficially humble setting of a military base’s gym. We are accustomed to larger-than-life players like Wade, James and Bosh playing before tens of thousands of people and their aura barely being contained by cavernous, posh NBA arenas. Before maybe a few hundred fans in the aesthetically offensive confines of Hulburt Field’s gym, they never appeared more diminutive: not in stature but in purpose. The occupant’s of Hulburt Field’s

gym, for all their collective fame ing highway. With that leaping, and fortune, seek to be superior carefree kid in the background, at the game of basketball, a rec- the enormity – and importance reational endeavor. The men and of WBJ, the Heat and sports was women that occupy the base itself restored. seek to be superior in the defense of our nation and its foundation of Send comments to rguyjoon@ freedom. We knew that already, but while the societal contributions of professional athletes rarely go unnoticed, the more significant contributions of the military often do. Maybe that imbalance gets corrected a bit by the Heat’s presence at Hulburt Field as a few Thurs., Oct. 7 rays from the blindGirls’ Soccer ing spotlight trained on Thomas Stone at Chopticon, 6 p.m. the Heat are deservedly McDonough at Great Mills, 6 p.m. shone upon the poorly Volleyball illuminated work of our Chopticon at Great Mills, 7 p.m. nation’s defenders. Paul VI at St. Mary’s Ryken, 7 p.m. Just when I was Fri., Oct. 8 ready to accept a diminished star-status of the Boys’ Soccer Heat and professional Paul VI at St. Mary’s Ryken, 4:30 p.m. athletes in general, a Field Hockey LeBron James alley-oop Great Mills at Chopticon, 4 .m. dunk reminded me of why sports matter. In Football Northern at Chopticon, 7 p.m. the background of the Patuxent at Great Mills, 7 p.m. highlight was a little Leonardtown at La Plata, 7 p.m. kid, maybe 8 or 9 years St. Vincent Pallotti at St. Mary’s Ryken, 7 p.m. old, leaping euphoricalSat., Oct. 9 ly just after James violently slammed the ball Cross Country through the hoop. Who St. Mary’s Ryken Homecoming/Alumni 5K, 9 a.m. knows what that kid’s Mon., Oct. 11 story is. But chances are Hurlburt Field isn’t Boys’ Soccer the only home he has Leonardtown at La Plata, 6 p.m. known and his current Field Hockey school isn’t the only he Northern at Leonardtown, 6 p.m. has attended. There’s also a very good chance Volleyball Chopticon at Leonardtown, 7 p.m. he’s been without his mother or father for an Tues., Oct. 12 extended period time. That is a heavy dose of Boys’ Soccer St. John’s at St. Mary’s Ryken, 5:30 p.m. real life for a child of Chopticon at Thomas Stone, 6 p.m. that age to deal with; but Lackey at Leonardtown, 6 p.m. it is a story that’s familiar to many in our comField Hockey Northern at Great Mills, 6 p.m. munity and our country. In the instant after that Girls’ Soccer thunderous dunk by St. Mary’s Ryken at St. John’s, 5:30 p.m. Great Mills at Northern, 6 p.m. James, though, none of Leonardtown at Lackey, 6 p.m. that hard, real-life stuff mattered. The kid was Golf County Championship at Cedar Point, noon completely lost in a joyous moment. It was Wed., Oct. 13 a moment and a feeling every kid deserves Cross Country Patuxent/Chopticon at Thomas Stone, 4:30 p.m. to experience and one James and the Miami Lackey/Leonardtown/Calvert at Northern, 4:30 p.m. Heat alone created. For Field Hockey a minute there I almost St. Mary’s Ryken at Elizabeth Seton, 4 p.m. forgot the pricelessness Volleyball of the exit-ramp sports Thomas Stone at Chopticon, 7 p.m. provide us from the rigLeonardtown at Lackey, 7 p.m. Holy Cross at St. Mary’s Ryken, 7 p.m. ors of daily life’s twist-

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The Fall Season By Keith McGuire Contributing Writer EI have to admit that I haven’t given fall fishing its due since I worked as mate on some of the Charter Boats in the area. In those days, we fished right up to the end of the season for the fall migration of the big ocean-runner stripers returning early to the Bay. Nope. Nowadays, I spend this time of year winterizing the boat and storing

the fishing gear to hasten the call of furry and feathered critters. But that’s me. There are still fish to be caught and now is a great time to pursue them! Before you go, you should verify the regulations for the areas you fish to prevent surprises from the Natural Resources Police when/if they check your catch. The Maryland Striped Bass [Rockfish] season continues until December 15th in the Bay and its tributaries. But, if you fish the Potomac River, you can chase stripers until December 31st. Size and creel limits for the two regions remain the same as the summer season. You’re allowed two stripers per person per day with a minimum size of 18”. One of those two fish can be 28” or larger. Flounder season ends in Maryland portions of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries on November 22nd. Minimum size is 19” and you can keep three per person per day. If you’re heading for the Maryland coast to fish the fall season, the regulations specify the same season, size and creel limits. On the Potomac River, the minimum size is 18 ½” and you can keep four fish per person per day. In my limited research of the Potomac River Fisheries Commission website (, I could not find a closure date for summer flounder. There have been some years when summer flounder could be caught in November, but they

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are certainly long gone by Thanksgiving. weekly from his small boat during the seaGiven that this year was not a good year for son, and spends his free time supporting losummer flounder, I would guess that fishing cal conservation organizations. for them would be tough this fall. Of course the lesser regulated fish are available for a while longer. Bluefish and stripers will be chasing baitfish well into the fall. Casting to breaking fish and plying the shorelines with top water plugs for stripers will be good for a few more weeks. Jigging around strucWed., Sept. 29 Sat., Oct. 2 ture and into schools of fish Boys’ Cross Country Boys’ Soccer below the surface will be good Great Mills 16, Westlake 47 Great Mills 4, Patuxent 1 well into the cooler months. Great Mills 15, Chopticon 50 Live-lining spot will work as Great Mills 16, Calvert 47 Field Hockey Calvert 19, Chopticon 38 Calverton 2, St. Mary’s Ryken 0 long as the spot are available, Chopticon 25, Westlake 36 but they will be moving on Football soon, too. Leonardtown 16, McDonough 47 McDonough 20, Chopticon 12 Leonardtown 16, Patuxent 47 Great Mills 13, Lackey 10 (overtime) On the freshwater side, St. Mary’s Ryken 14, Central Marylargemouth bass will remain Girls’ Cross Country land Christian 2 Calvert 19, Great Mills 36 available as the leaves fall. Calvert 20, Chopticon 35 Mon., Oct. 4 Autumn is always good for Great Mills 15, Westlake 50 crappie and bluegills, too. Great Mills 24, Chopticon 31 Field Hockey Keith has been a recreational angler on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for over 50 years; he fishes

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Good Counsel 3, St. Mary’s Ryken 0

Leonardtown 15, McDonough 50 Leonardtown 15, Patuxent 50

Football Westlake 58, Leonardtown 18

Field Hockey La Plata 2, Chopticon 1 St. John’s 1, St. Mary’s Ryken 0

Volleyball Leonardtown 3, McDonough 0 Good Counel 3, St. Mary’s Ryken 0

Williams Reigns Supreme in Potomac Southern Maryland Nationals Nelson, Homberg Tangle Highlights Wild Street Stock Finish

BUDDS CREEK – Last Saturday night was the season finale at Southern Maryland’s Potomac Speedway. On tap was the running of the 19th annual Southern Maryland Nationals and there was plenty of action over the course of the two-day event. Charlotte Hall’s David Williams continued his late-season rush as he was triumphant in the 30-lap Limited Late Model feature on Saturday, earning the $1500 payday that went with it. Williams and Sommey Lacey brought the field down to the initial green flag of the event. Williams would blast into the race lead as the pack entered turn-one. From that point on, it would be a race for second as Williams, at the controls of his Sommey and Ruth Ann Lacey owned Rocket No. 45, would lead every lap to score his fourth Potomac LLM win of the season and career 32nd in the division. As Williams led, the race for second was quite a crowd-pleaser. Sommey Lacey and Stevie Long waged a race long battle before Long took the spot for good on lap-22. Long would get close to Williams several times, but would have to settle for runner-up money. “This season has been a blast,” Williams stated. “This is without doubt the best handling race car I’ve ever been in and it’s a shame the season is now over.” Williams’ win was his overall 76th career feature win at Potomac and his first Southern MD Nationals victory.

“We’ve come close to winning this race a few times,” Williams said. “I just have to thank the Laceys for letting me drive their car and all the guys that work on this thing, it was awesome tonight.” Sommey Lacey would settle for third, Kenny Moreland was fourth and Roland Mann completed the top five. Heats for the 25 cars on hand went to Paul Cursey, Derrick Quade and Kenny Moreland. Lacey set fast time in time trials on Friday with a one-lap time of 15.799. The 35-lap Street Stock feature started rather calm, but produced a wild finish. Dale Smith and Walt Homberg paced the field down to the initial start. Homberg flexed his muscle as he grabbed the race lead by the completion of the first lap. As Homberg lead, fifth starting Scotty Nelson had reached second by the eighth-lap and would battle Homberg constantly over the next 27-laps. As Homberg took the white flag he bobbled just a bit off turn-two allowing Nelson a run down the backstretch. As the duo entered turn-three, contact was made and Homberg went spinning as Nelson, flat right rear tire and all, went on to win his firstever Southern Maryland Nationals. “Man that’s not the way I wanted to win this race,” Nelson stated. “I raced Walt clean the entire race, and he made a mistake on the last lap that allowed me to get close going into three, and I figured with $2000 on the line, I’m going for it. We’re a low-buck team, and I’m

proud of all the people who helped me get here tonight.” Homberg was not happy with the outcome of the event. “He wrecked me,” Homberg bottom-lined. “We’ve tried for a lot of years to win this race and came within two turns of doing it, I just can’t believe he drove like that. I guess there’s nothing I can do about it now.” Homberg would finish a disappointing 17th. 2009 nationals champion Mike Corbin came from 16th to collect runner-up honors, Mike Warrenfeltz was third, 18th starting Matt Kerns was fourth and three time nationals champion Brian Kerns rounded out the top five. Heats for the 46 cars entered went to Kurt Zimmerman, Smith, Nelson, Homberg and Warrenfeltz with Kyle Nelson and Terry Staton winning twin consolations. Scotty Nelson set fast time on Friday with a one-lap time of 18.235. In other weekend action, Russell Erwin scored his sixth win of the season in the 30lap Modified feature, Wesley Givens scored his first-ever at Potomac in the 25-lap Hobby Stock main, Richard Gwizdale annexed his fourth of the season in the 25-lap four-cylinder event and 2010 track champion John Hardesty rolled to his third win of the year in the 30-lap Strictly Stock main event.

Limited Late Model Feature Results

1. David Williams 2. Stevie Long 3. Sommey Lacey 4. Kenny Moreland 5. Roland Mann 6. Dan Arnold 7. Joey Love 8. Billy Tucker 9. Bernie Beard 10. David Puckett 11. Pat Wood 12. Dave Adams 13. Tommy Wagner Jr. 14. Alan Canter 15. Bruce Kane 16. Paul Cursey 17. Ed Pope 18. Glenn Elliott 19. Chuck Cox 20. Don Woodruff 21. Derrick Quade 22. Brett Adkins 23. Tyler Emory 24. CJ Brown 25. Tim Shelton (DNS)

Street Stock Feature Results 1. Scotty Nelson 2. Mike Corbin 3. Mike Warrenfeltz 4. Matt Kerns 5. Brian Kerns 6. Kyle Nelson 7. Jimmy Jessmer Jr. 8. Donnie Smith 9. Kurt Zimmerman 10. Mike Reynolds 11. Craig Tankersley 12. Terry Staton 13. Jimmy Randall 14. Randy Zechman 15. Dale Smith 16. Jason Murphy 17. Walt Homberg 18. Barry Williams 19. Gerald Hoestetter 20. Rick Stouffer 21. Scott Wilson 22. Don Zechman 23. James Sparks 24. Greg Breeden 25. David Kaiser 26. Eric Johnson

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By Chris Stevens Staff Writer LEONARDTOWN – Coming off of their first loss of the season at the hands of Huntingtown on September 28, Leonardtown volleyball coach Steve Correll felt Monday’s match against visiting McDonough would be a test. The Raiders passed with flying colors, sweeping the Rams 3-0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-21) and improving to 6-1 on the season and 3-1 in Southern Maryland Athletic Conference matches. “I wanted to see how they would respond to adversity,” Correll said of the 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes, the first sets the Raiders lost all season. “I think they did very well – it was good to see their confidence level back up.” “It was important for us to step up and bounce back,” said sophomore Jessica Harris, who had three kills and five blocks on the evening. “We kept our motivation up and showed our teamwork.” The Raiders cruised to victory in the first two sets, but encountered plenty of resistance from the Rams in the final set. McDonough held leads of 5-1, 11-8 and 18-15 along with tying the set at 21 before Rachel Riser’s kill gave Leonardtown the advantage for good. Junior

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Loren Day, who also had 13 assists, served for the final three points and finished off the Rams. “All of us were too pumped up, so we had to dial it down and I think we did that really well,” Day said. “We pulled it back together and played Raider ball.” The highlight of the match came in the third set when Day picked up one of her assists from her knees, sliding to get the ball back in the air and setting up Madison Pachner for the kill. Day was modest about her athletic play. “Sometimes, you just have to do what you have to do,” she said with a laugh. “I give all the credit to Madison because she was able to get to it.” Correll was happy to see teamwork on full display, crediting the back line specifically for the expert ball movement. “We made great passes from the back and were able to spread the ball around,” he said. “It was a total team effort.” Correll was reluctant to talk about much beyond Monday night, but he believes he has a very good team this year. “We take it one game at a time, but there’s a lot of talent and potential on this team,” he says. “And they’re getting better every week.”

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Sp rts Hornets Spoil Lackey’s Homecoming By Chris Stevens Staff Writer MASON SPRINGS – Jordan Hurt’s 10-yard touchdown run on Great Mills’ first possession in overtime gave the visiting Hornets a 13-10 win over Lackey Saturday morning, extending the Hornets’ win streak to three games and spoiling the Chargers’ homecoming in the process. “It took us a while, but we pulled it out,” head coach Bill Griffith said. “We had more turnovers in the game than we did in the previous four, but our defense played very tough.” Hurt connected with junior receiver Anthony Smith on a 60-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter to tie the game at 7. Neither team scored again in regulation and Lackey got first crack in the overtime. An illegal procedure on fourth down forced the Chargers (1-4 overall, 1-2 SMAC) to settle for Phillip Gray’s 23-yard field goal to give them a short lived lead. On the Hornets’ first and only possession in OT, Hurt scrambled for the winning touchdown. “In our type of offense, which is a spread, you’ve got to have a mobile quarterback,” Griffith said. “That added dimension of Jordan running causes a strain on the other team’s defense.” The Hornets return home Friday night at 7 p.m. to battle Patuxent, who has lost two straight after starting the season 3-0, the most recent loss being a 41-7 setback against Northern last Friday night. “We’re going to go out and play football like we always do,” Griffith said. “We have to focus and we can’t look past anybody. We have to play our game.” Griffith knows his team won’t look past anyone, but going into the second half of the season, he’s confident that this year’s team has the drive to finish the year strong. “These kids saw what we went through last year, winning some games to get the ball rolling,” he said. “They didn’t know anything about winning, now they expect to win.”

Great Mills 13, Lackey 10 (overtime) Great Mills (4-1, 2-1 SMAC) Lackey (1-4, 1-2 SMAC)

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Lackey – Holley 1 run (Gray kick) Great Mills – Smith 60 pass from Hurt (Walker kick) Lackey – Gray 23 field goal Great Mills – Hurt 10 run

Knights Snap Losing Streak, Defeat Central Maryland Christian LEONARDTOWN – The St. Mary’s Ryken football team snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday afternoon, defeating Central Maryland Christian 14-2 in a nonconference battle. The Knights moved their record to 2-4 on the season and will play their first homecoming game at the brand-new Knights Stadium Friday night against St. Vincent Pallotti. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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Mistakes Keep Braves from Catching McDonough By Chris Stevens Staff Writer POMFRET – The Chopticon football team didn’t play one of its better games Saturday morning at McDonough, but they were right there until the end. The Rams held on for a 20-12 win for homecoming, ending Chopticon’s brutal first-half schedule on a dismal note. “Our effort was pretty good, but we made far too many mistakes – the most we’ve made all season,” head coach Tony Lisanti said of numerous penalties and missed opportunties. “Our special teams weren’t very special also and that’s a challenge we have to take up - to get better.” McDonough (4-1 overall, 3-0 in Southern Maryland Athletic Conference play) started the game with an onsides kick, recovered it and promptly put seven points on the board when receiver Devonte Gray was on the business end of a 43yard pitch and catch with Aquil Michaux. Chopticon struck back when Bam Wroble blocked a Ram punt and T.J. Graham fell on the ball before it rolled out of the back of the end zone for the first Chopticon TD. Gray would add another touchdown reception in the second quarter, this one coming from Devone Boone to push the McDonough lead to eight points, but the Braves responded. On a fourth and 12, junior quarterback Cody Douglas threw a pass to the right side of the field, where J.W. Smith caught, spun off of his defender and dove in the end zone in one swift motion to bring Chopticon (2-3 overall, 1-2 SMAC) within two points. That’s as close as they

would get, as Douglas overthrew Wroble on the twopoint conversion attempt. 1 2 3 4 Total “We knew Chopticon CHS (2-3, 1-2 SMAC) 6 6 0 0 12 had no quit, we talked about McD (4-1, 3-1 SMAC) 7 7 3 3 20 it all week,” Rams head coach Luke Ethington said. McD - Gray 43 pass from Michaux (Knight kick) “They’re always a formidable CHS - Graham recovered blocked punt in end team and we just had to finish zone (kick blocked) strong today.” McD - Gray 23 pass from Boone (Knight kick) The Chopticon defense CHS - Smith 16 pass from Douglas (pass failed) settled down in the second McD - Knight 32 Field Goal half, only allowing two field McD - Knight 25 Field Goal goals from Rams place-kicker Adam Knight over the final 24 minutes, but the offense couldn’t drive for the tying score in the final minutes. Lisanti felt the lack of a run game hurt his team. “We couldn’t get into a rhythm offensively, we needed to maybe mix it up a little bit,” he said. After playing four of their first five games on the road (all five coming against teams that made regional playoff appearances last season), the Braves are looking forward to the second half of their season, which will take place entirely in St. Mary’s County. ChoptiPhoto by Chris Stevens con has four home games and J.W. Smith, who scored a touchdown and intercepted a visit to county rival Great a pass for Chopticon Saturday afternoon, tries to take Mills left on the schedule. “We do get to play four of down the Rams’ Justin Brooks. our last five at home, so that’s when you’re playing at home,” J.W. Smith good for us,” Lisanti said. “We’ll play in- said. “We just have to get it done.” spired at home.” “The adrenaline is really pumping

McDonough 20, Chopticon 12

Blue Crabs’ Reichert is Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year WALDORF – The Atlantic League of Prowalking only seven. fessional Baseball has announced that Southern “There was really only one pitcher in Maryland Blue Crabs right-hander Dan Reichert the league who deserved this award, and that has been named the 2010 Atlantic League Pitcher was Dan Reichert. It’s not every year that the of the Year. Reichert went a career best 18-9 this all-time league wins record falls,” said Blue season, breaking the league record for wins in a Crabs General Manager Chris Allen. “This single season. He also led the Atlantic League in is a great tribute to one of the most valuable innings pitched (189.0) and strikeouts (148), and members of the most winning team in Blue tied for the league lead with 29 starts, a career Crabs history,” Allen continued. high. Reichert was a member of the original Reichert set the single season wins record in Blue Crabs roster in 2008, posting a 3-1 record a 7-2 Blue Crabs victory over the York Revoluwith a 3.40 ERA in six starts before being the tion on September 17 at Regency Furniture Stafirst player in franchise history to be signed dium. His 18 wins surpassed the 17-4 record of Photo from by a Major League organization when the Denny Harriger in 2006, who posted that mark Cleveland Indians purchased his contract on for the Lancaster Barnstormers in their champi- Blue Crabs pitcher Dan Reichert May 29. He finished that season in the Pittsonship season. In order to break Harriger’s re- and catcher Christian Lopez burgh Pirates organization and returned to the cord, Reichert had to win each of his last three were two of the four players Atlantic League last year with the Bridgeport named to the Atlantic League starts. Bluefish, going 14-9 in 28 starts. Reichert endAt 15-9, he defeated the Newark Bears on post-season all-star team. ed the 2010 regular season with a 35-19 record September 7 at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium, and then in 63 Atlantic League starts. beat the Long Island Ducks on September 12 at Suffolk County A 14-year veteran, Reichert was drafted seventh overall Sports Park before earning the record-setting win in his final by the Kansas City Royals in 1997 out of the University of the start five days later. Pacific. He has Major League experience in five seasons, preReichert’s most outstanding start came on June 19 at Long dominantly with the Royals, but most recently with the Toronto Island where he threw a complete game shutout in game one of Blue Jays in 2003. Reichert made his big league debut in 1999 a day/night doubleheader. He struck out 10 batters and led the with the Royals and pitched for them through 2002, winning Crabs to a 7-0 victory. 21 games. The veteran was also named Atlantic League Pitcher of For his career, Reichert is 108-89 in 425 games and 225 The Month for July, after posting a 3-1 record with a 2.46 ERA starts in the majors and minors combined. in five starts. In 33 innings that month, Reichert struck out 25,


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Raiders Hang Tough, But Westlake Pulls Away By Chris Stevens Staff Writer

Westlake 58, Leonardtown 18

1 2 3 4 Total The Leonardtown football team WHS (4-1, 3-1 SMAC) 8 22 21 7 58 gave visiting Westlake all it could LHS (2-3, 1-2 SMAC) 6 12 0 0 18 handle before the Wolverines pulled away for a 58-18 win Monday night, LHS – Stewart 43 pass from Wysocki (kick failed) but Raiders head coach Mike Nines WHS – Jones 3 run (Lawrence pass from Istvan) was encouraged by the team’s perLHS – Cyrus 2 run (run failed) formance against one of the SouthWHS – Koudossou 72 run (Jones run) ern Maryland Athletic Conference’s WHS – Hale 17 run (Istvan kick) top teams. WHS – Edwards 20 run (Istvan kick) “I think the kids knew they LHS – Cyrus 64 pass from Wysocki (kick failed) could play with them. It’s about exWHS – Rose 5 run (Istvan kick) ecution and offensively we executed WHS – Jones 15 run (Istvan kick) quite well in the first half against WHS – Rose 43 run (Istvan kick) them,” he said. “The coaching staff WHS – Spriggs 3 run (Istvan kick) did a great job of scouting Westlake and taking advantage of a couple of things. The kids showed heart in the first half and I think it will help us in the future to know that we can play with anyone.” Leonardtown struck first when junior quarterback Drew Wysocki threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to sophomore running back Steven Stewart for a 6-0 Raider lead. After the Wolverines scored and were successful on the two-point conversion to take an 8-6 lead, the Raiders responded with a long drive that end with Alfonso Cyrus diving into the end zone from two yards out 24 seconds in the second quarter for a 12-8 Leonardtown lead. The Wolverines took the lead for good on the ensuing kickoff when Steven Koudossou returned it 72 yards for the touchdown and the Wolverines piled on from there. The Raider passing game was in peak form, as Wysocki completed eight of his 13 pass attempts for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Cyrus added a second touchdown on a 64-yard pass from Wysocki late in the second quarter. “We game planned to throw against them Photo by Victor Marquart a lot. Offensively we did quite well executing Leonardtown’s Alfonso Cyrus runs through a tackon the pass plays,” Nines said. “Drew had a le attempt by Westlake’s Lawrence Fields. terrific game and the offensive line did a good job protecting him for a lot of the pass plays. up to the varsity very well and we have a few Our receivers did a good job of getting off of very good sophomores this year.” The Raiders will travel to La Plata Friday the jam and man coverage.” Stewart continued his solid play with 132 to take on the Warriors at 7 p.m. “We have a very short week and can’t total yards (72 rushing, 60 receiving), which waste any time getting ready for them. I think doesn’t surprise his coach at all. “We knew Steven would be good this they will respond well and step up to the chalyear, he is performing very well and I am very lenge facing them this week,” he said. proud of him,” Nines said, adding that Leonardtown only starts six seniors. “He has stepped

Four Blue Crabs Make Post-Season All-Star Team Blue Crabs pitchers Dan Reichert and Jim Ed Warden, as well as second baseman Casey Benjamin and catcher Christian Lopez have been named to the 2010 Atlantic League Postseason All-Star Team. Warden earns postseason honors as the top relief pitcher after earning a league best 30 saves in 58 appearances out of the Blue Crabs bullpen, and is the franchise leader in saves with 43. Warden went 6-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 58.2 innings pitched, and held opponents to a .217 batting average. Benjamin was one of the best offensive players for Southern Maryland in 2010, smacking a team best 138 hits in 112 games while batting .304 with 20 home runs and 66 RBI. His 20 homers were second on the club. Lopez makes the Postseason All-Star Team as the best defensive catcher in the Atlantic League. In 810.1 innings behind the plate, Lopez threw out more than half (39-for-76) of the base runners who tried to steal off of him. At the plate, Lopez hit .274 with seven homers and 41 RBI in 94 games. He also led the team with a .429 average in July.

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