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•P2 A quick look at the crime report for your neighborhood.

•P3 Meet the new Midlothian Exchange sports editor

•P4 Learn about events and more in this week's stuff to do.

•P6 Golfers take to the course in the pouring rain.

•P7 This week's Sideline Shots for Friday night football fever.

Rain does little to ease emergency water restrictions for county residents five-plus inches of rain that fell when Tropical Storm Nicole passed through the region. “We’re down 6 inches no hesterfield County officials matter what you got,” he said. are reminding residents and The water deficit for the region is businesses to continue fola cumulative cause that stems from lowing the emergency water a combination of lengthy high temrestrictions that remain in effect, even peratures, a low dew point in the with the recent rainfall. atmosphere, and lack of rainfall, he “This rainfall, had it been 30 miles explained. “The deficit started around to the west, would have helped us out a the first of May,” Likins said. lot,” said T. Michael Likins, Director and An added complication is the dry county agent of the Virginia Cooperaclay in the soil. “If you think about clay tive Extension in Chesterfield. as a major component of pottery, hard The county is looking at the bigger and fairly waterproof, the compacted picture of water levels before it will and hard clay doesn’t absorb as fast as consider lifting water restrictions. Likins nice rich organic soil,” he said. explained the normal levels for Oct. 1 The drought conditions have also are 35 inches. At the start of last week impacted the region’s farming comthe area levels were at 23 inches before munity. Likins stated that many in the




Black and yellow mustard seeds pictured above are used in a recipe for spicy Deli-Style Mustard featured on page 5.

Cavalier's Gross continues to be a 'defensive leader' on the field BY FRED JETER Special Correspondent

Spice up meals with homemade mustard ing mustard is just plain fun. Mustard comes from a Mustard is one of those plant that, depending on the ingredients we take for type, can grow 6- to 9-feet granted. Sold in every tall. The leaves, or mustard supermarket, it’s easy to find greens, can be eaten as a and ready to eat — on a hot vegetable. But when the dog, hamburger, however we plant flowers, its blooms want. produce seeds. The seeds So some people may be are sold whole, or ground surprised to learn that mus- (sometimes with added tard can be made at home starches and colors) into with just a few minutes of what is called dry mustard, work using readily available mustard powder or mustard ingredients and cooking flour — three names for the equipment. same thing sold in stores Making mustard won’t most commonly under the always save you money Colman’s brand. — unless you normally buy Mustard dates back gourmet mustards. But it thousands of years. The Bible can give you mustard that refers to it as the greatest of you enjoy more than storeall herbs. It was originally bought brands. Besides, mak- used medicinally as a diuretic


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C.E.R.T. course begins Nov. 2 Chesterfield County residents are invited to attend training that will help them overcome the effects of a disaster. Chesterfield County’s popular Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, training will begin on Nov. 2. There is no charge for the course, which is open to the first 30 persons aged 18 and older who apply. The deadline to enroll is Oct. 31. The eight-night initial training course is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays over four consecutive weeks. The training provides participants with basic emergency response skills that are essential in the critical time after a disaster and before

first responders arrive. Topics include: light duty search and rescue, fire safety and suppression, basic and advanced emergency care, terrorism awareness, emergency communications and disaster psychology. Graduates earn certificates and receive CERT emergency gear including a backpack and helmet. More than 60 people have already completed the CERT training in 2010, and more are needed. Registration forms are available online at www., by emailing CERT@chesterfield. gov, or by calling 804-751CERT (2378).

- courtesy of Chesterfield County

region are reporting significant losses, up to 80 percent in corn crops as well as pasture failure. “Some are feeding hay to cattle now, hay that was destined late fall, early winter,” he said. Likins added, “There is a large gap between pulling it [bread] off the shelf and someone planting the seed. Whatever the commodity is, one may not think that they are linked to that, but they are.” The largest concern for all is water. “Obviously, drinking water is the highest priority. To have potable water is a number one priority and the restrictions go into play for us to guarantee not to lose that,” he said. “This is really a great opportunity for everybody to pull together.”


aron “Mo” Gross weighs in the neighborhood of 325 pounds. If you’re toting a football, it's a “neighborhood” you’d be wise to steer clear of. The 6-foot-1 senior, with shoulders as wide as Genito Road, admits to having a bit of a mean streak when anyone “trespasses” on his turf in the defensive trenches. “My goal is to be a defensive leader; to do whatever I got to do to get us back to Regionals – hopefully States,” said Gross, whose helped CHHS to a 3-0 start and No. 6 ranking in the Times-Dispatch poll. “I try and play hard.” With a wry smile, he noted that his signature move for shedding blockers is the ominous “club and rip.” Having dieted down from peak weight of 348 pounds last spring, Gross is a third-year starter for Cavs’ coach Sean O’Hare. As a junior, the “Jolly Green Giant” in jersey No. 75 was All-Dominion District (unanimous), second team All-Region and honorable mention All-State. He made 68 tackles as a junior, including 15 for losses. This season, he’s averaged eight tackles per game – impressive considering he’s rarely challenged. Generally, he draws 2on-1 double teams. “Mo locks up the middle,” says O’Hare. “He’s got a low center (of gravity); he’s hard to move.” Gross, who subs in offensively, is the size of a tank … but there’s a bit of a snazzy sports car in him, too. It’s his takeoff foot speed – that initial burst once the

ball is snapped - that makes him so menacing. Out-quicking and outfoxing opposing linemen, he blocked five kicks as a junior. “On kicks, they always snap on the same count,” he said. “I figure out what count they go on and that’s how I get the jump on them.” In a game earlier this season against Prince George, Gross did the seemingly impossible – he “intercepted” a quarterback’s spike (designed to stop clock). “I got my hands under it,” insists Gross. “It’s the most amazing thing I ever saw,” said O’Hare. “The officials didn’t give him the interception; basically because I don’t think they’ve ever seen anything like it before.” Gross wears a size 5X shirt, 15 cleats and has hands the size of cafeteria trays. For laughs, Gross tried on O’Hare’s size 14 wedding ring. It didn’t come close to getting over his second finger joint. “People have always thought I was older than I am,” Gross said. “When I was about 13, they thought I was 17. “Now I’m 17 and they PHOTO BY ELIZABETH FARINA think I’m 20-something.” Clover Hill senior Jaron 'Mo' Gross remains focused on Actually, he’s a young defense. senior, not having turned 17 early ‘70s under coach Lou says O’Hare. until August 18. Anderson. Gross got his nickname at By Virginia High School His mother, Doris, works age 10 playing for the Reid League age standards, he with the disabled. Ravens in South Richmond. could have another season An older and much slim“They took the Jaron and of eligibility – a frightful mer brother, Jeremy, was a made it Geronimo, like the thought for foes. standout basketball player at Indian,” Mo recalled with a He has a scholarship ofCHHS. laugh. “It just got shortened fer from Morgan State and Even carrying “three bills to Mo.” is hopeful more suitors will and change,” the surprisingly You can call him Jaron, be calling. nimble Gross plays varsity or Geronimo or just Mo … Gross’s father, Milton, hoops for the Cavs and was but whatever you call him, if a piano player for Tradea top front-court reserve as you’re hauling a pig skin, you mark band, was on an a junior. don’t want to go there. undefeated football team at “Mo has really good feet,” Maggie Walker High in the

Take a fun and healthy turn at Full Moon Madness on Oct. 23 More students than ever are turning to John Tyler Community College for their educations. This semester the college experienced a first – topping 10,000 students for the fall term. John Tyler students arrive on campus with plans of becoming nurses, teachers, police officers, engineers, entrepreneurs and more. Some are right out of high school; some are emptynesters attending college for the first time; and some are unemployed workers who are seeking new skills as they search for a new career. And, while the college works hard

to keep tuition and fees low for all its students, many still find it challenging to pay for their educations. That’s where the John Tyler Community College Foundation’s scholarship program comes into play. Through generous donations, the foundation is able to provide much-needed financial assistance to students each year. But, as our student body grows, so does the demand for more scholarships. The 101 scholarships we currently offer are no longer enough. On Oct. 23, the community will come together for

a howling good time at Full Moon Madness, presented by the John Tyler Community College Foundation in partnership with Chesterfield County. The event will feature a 4-mile run, a 1-Mile Moonwalk and a Howl for Health Festival. The Festival, which is free, will include free health screenings, health and wellness exhibitors, music by the band Infamous, ghoulish fun provided by the college’s theatre and art students, a trick-or-treat trail, costume contests, farmer’s market, food and more. All money raised from Full Moon Madness will go toward student

scholarships at John Tyler. REGISTRATION FEES Full Moon Madness will 4 Miler take place at the college’s Until 10/16: Adult $20; Midlothian Campus, loMilitary/JTCC Student $12; cated at 800 Charter Colony Youth (12 & Under) $12 Parkway, from 4 – 9 p.m. At After 10/16: Adults $30; 5 p.m., runners will hit the Military/JTCC Student $20; pavement for the 4 Miler. Youth (12 & Under) $20. The run will take competitors on a scenic, winding 1-Mile Moonwalk course along Charter Colony Until 10/16: Adult Parkway and through nearby $10, Military/JTCC student neighborhoods. At 5:15 p.m., $5; Youth (12 & Under) $5. walkers, cheered on by Nutzy After 10/16: Adult $15; from the Richmond Flying Military/JTCC Student Squirrels, will take off for $8; Youth (12 & Under)$8 the 1-Mile Moonwalk. The course will take participants outing for walkers of all ages. Those interested in all around the John Tyler participating in the 4-Miler campus, making it a great

or the 1-Mile Moonwalk are encouraged to sign up early to take advantage of offered discounts. To find out more about Full Moon Madness or to sign up for the 4-Miler or 1Mile Moonwalk, go to www. Information also will be posted on the College’s Facebook page at www.facebook/johntylercc. The John Tyler Community College Foundation also may be contacted for information at (804)594-1476 or


- courtesy of John Tyler Community College

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A Chesterfield County Public Schools alumna who is currently student teaching at Midlothian Middle attended an iftar dinner hosted Sept. 7 by the U.S. State Department. Natalia Virani, a senior at the University of Richmond, was nominated to attend the annual fast-breaking dinner during Ramadan for her service with i-CERV (Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering) under the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board. Before the dinner, she attended Generation Change, a discussion of issues relevant to the Muslim community and creative resolutions for conflicts. She attended Crestwood Elementary, Robious Middle and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. COURTESY PHOTO FROM CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

County elementary school classified making AYP Providence Elementary School is now classified as having made adequate yearly progress, after an appeal by the school division to the Virginia Department of Education. This means that a total of 37 of Chesterfield’s existing 61 schools are now classified as having made AYP. (Nine Chesterfield schools missed making AYP by falling short in just one category, and 15 Chesterfield schools did not make AYP because the federal government made changes to the No Child Left Behind Act in February.) Schools designated as making adequate yearly

progress are Bellwood, Bensley, Beulah, Bon Air, Chalkley, Marguerite Christian, Crestwood, Curtis, Davis, Ecoff, Enon, Falling Creek, Gates, Gordon, Grange Hall, Greenfield, Harrowgate, Hopkins, Jacobs Road, Matoaca, Providence, Reams Road, Robious, Salem Church, Elizabeth Scott, Alberta Smith, Swift Creek, Watkins, Bettie Weaver, Wells, Winterpock and Woolridge elementary schools; Midlothian Middle School; and Chesterfield Community, Cosby, James River and Midlothian high schools. Chesterfield’s overall pass rates on the state-mandated

math tests increased to 90 percent from 88 percent last year. No Child Left Behindidentified subgroups made solid gains in math, led by a 6.4 percentage-point increase for economically disadvantaged students. During the past five years, Chesterfield’s overall mathematics pass rates have increased by 13 percentage points. Student pass rates on state-mandated reading tests remained stable, going from 91.7 in 2009 to 91.2 percent in 2010. “In spite of trying times that threatened to take our focus off teaching and learning, our staff and students

continued to outperform their peers across Virginia,� Superintendent Marcus J. Newsome said. “Challenges remain, including the need to narrow achievement gaps. As we move forward, we will continue to place instruction and increased student achievement at the forefront of everything we do.� Nearly 97 percent of the time, Chesterfield’s existing schools exceeded the annual measurable objectives (a total of 1,756 categories) identified by the federal government under No Child Left Behind. courtesy of Chesterfield County Public Schools

Job fair to be held today at St. Joseph's Villa St. Joseph’s Villa, located at 8000 Brook Rd. in Richmond, will hold a special job fair from noon to 8 p.m, today in its search for qualified employees. The job fair will be held on the Villa’s campus at 8000 Brook Road (at the corner of Brook and Parham Roads, just off Interstate 95). More than two dozen staff will be on hand to screen, process and interview potential employees. The fair’s goal is to process as many people as possible in as short a time as possible to meet the growing demand for many of the Villa’s services. The Villa is looking specifically for people with a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field and at least one year’s clinical experience working with children and/or adults. Applicants must be 21 years old or older. If hired, employees would work as a Behavior Specialist, Counselor, In-Home



Clinician or Case Manager, depending on their qualifications. The Villa is also looking for clinical positions for licensed (or license-eligible) individuals in the human services field (LPC, LCSW). More information on the job opportunities and the job fair can be found on the Villa’s website, “I hope that everyone who has any clinical experience can come to this job fair and learn about the many opportunities we have at St. Joseph’s Villa,� said Mike Leach, the Villa’s Director of Human Resources. “Our employees make a real difference in the lives of the people we help, and our programs are growing so rapidly, there are plenty of opportunities for an individual to rise through the organization.�

CRIME REPORT All data are based on the publicly available Chesterfield County Police Department daily arrest and crime releases and are reported according to Federal Incident Based Reporting rules.

23112 Oct. 1 13800 block of Buck Rub Dr. Front license plate reported stolen from victim’s blue 2004 Audi.

Sept. 30 2600 block of Colgrave Rd. Suspects attempted to force entry to victim’s residence through the front door. Unable to do so, the suspects drove away.

Sept. 29 3900 block of Bellson Park Complainant reported several unlocked vehicles were entered and property was stolen.

Sept. 27 4800 block of Twelveoaks Rd. Forced entry to residence through the rear door. The interior was ransacked and items were stolen. 4000 block of Mallardcreek Circle Attempted forcible entry to the residence through the front door where damage was found.

4000 block of Mallard Creek Circle Witnesses observed suspects enter victim’s locked tan 2004 Crown Victoria. The property was reported stolen.

23113 Sept. 24 12900 block of River Hills Dr. Unlocked silver 2005 Toyota 4 Runner entered and the property was reported stolen.

23114 Oct. 2 2000 block of Upperbury Ct. Juvenile suspects admitted to setting fire at the listed location.

Sept. 30 12100 block of Mansfield Terrace Known suspect entered victim’s residence using a key that had been hidden outside and removed the items.

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Jan. 10. Booker faces up to 10 years in Media General News Service prison. A 30-year employee of the ChesBooker, who began working for the terfield County school system was school system in 1980, was just three convicted of sexually assaulting another months shy of 30 years of service when school employee four months ago in a he left June 9 -- two days after the school facilities trailer at the Chesterassault. A school-system spokesman defield government complex. clined to say whether Booker was fired, Under terms of a plea agreement, resigned or retired. Booker worked on Caesar Edward Booker, 68, pleaded school heating and air-conditioning guilty to attempted object sexual pensystems. etration in a June attack on a woman in In a summary of evidence, Deputy a school facilities department office in Commonwealth’s Attorney David Rigler the 9800 block of Krause Road. said the victim was working alone in In exchange for his plea, prosecutors the trailer, reviewing contracts, when withdrew an accompanying charge of Booker entered about 6:30 p.m. and attempted forcible sodomy. began to make small talk. The victim Judge Frederick G. Rockwell III of had seen Booker before, but they did Chesterfield Circuit Court accepted not interact regularly, Rigler said. Booker’s plea and set sentencing for As they talked, Booker walked


behind the victim and placed his arms around her in a “hugging action� before he groped her and then exposed himself as she struggled to escape. Booker eventually stopped and left the trailer after the woman pulled away and told him someone might see him. Later, while in police custody, Booker admitted to most of the activity in an interview with a Chesterfield detective but denied exposing himself. He called the sexual activity “playful and consensual,� which the victim denied, Rigler said. The court ordered that Booker undergo a psychological-sexual evaluation before he is sentenced in January. Mark Bowes is a staff writer for The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sept. 24 8500 block of Hazen St. Victim reported the property was stolen from the open bed of victim’s red 2005 Dodge truck.

Sept. 23 2400 block of Jimmy Winters Road Two unlocked vehicles were entered and property was reported stolen.

23236 Oct. 1 9100 block of Gallatin Rd. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence via a rear door. It did not appear anything in the residence was taken or disturbed. No signs of force were found.

Sept. 30 8900 block of Scotford Rd. Entry gained to victim’s attached garage by prying open a side window. Suspect(s) walked through the unlocked door leading from the garage into the main residence and rummaged through the home, taking property.

Sept. 25

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Former school employee convicted of sexual assault

lac Seville and property was reported stolen.

12500 block of Needle Rush Way Property reported stolen from victim’s unlocked black 2005 Nissan Quest.

23235 Sept. 29 10200 block of Midlothian Turnpike Entry to business gained by breaking a front window to the right of the door. Suspect(s) rummaged through the business and removed property. 2600 block of Thurloe Dr. Victim’s unlocked vehicle was entered and the property was reported stolen.

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Sept. 27 500 block of Hartford Lane Entry gained through a rear window and property stolen.

Sept. 25 9800 block of Castleburg Drive Victim reported unlocked black 1995 Nissan Altima was stolen.

Sept. 24 1600 block of South Providence Road Blue 1998 Audi Quattro reported stolen from victim’s driveway.

23832 Oct. 2 13900 block of Hull Street Rd Locked 1998 Dodge with driver’s side window down was entered. Property was reported stolen.

Sept. 30 3300 block of Lifsey Lane Rear door to residence forced open with several areas inside ransacked and items removed.

Sept. 29 13900 block of Hull Street Road Entry was gained at the business through the rear door, which may have been left unsecured since there were no signs of force found. Cash was stolen from both registers.

Sept. 27 7000 block of Winterpock Rd. Property reported stolen from the victim’s black 2005 Chevrolet C/K 1500. 12500 block of Bailey Bridge Rd Property was reported from a county school bus.

900 block of Starlight Lane Locked black 2005 Cadil-




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Heading through the lines at airport security BY ELIZABETH FARINA



I practically leaped out of bed this past Tuesday, excited to start the day I would cover my first assignment as sports editor of the Midlothian Exchange. That excitement lasted only long enough for me to walk down the hall and look out my kitchen window. Rain – steady soaking rain. Standing out in the rain for several hours while taking pictures of high school golfers wasn’t exactly what I had in mind. But when I called The Highlands at 8 a.m. and learned that the Dominion District tournament still was scheduled to start an hour later, I hung up the phone and started rummaging through my rain gear. That’s what we do – “we” being journalists, and specifically sports journalists. When it’s 98 degrees and a local team is playing for a district tennis championship, we break out the sunscreen and prepare to spend the next four hours baking. When there’s snow on the ground and a local football team needs one more win to secure a state title, we zip up our parkas and prepare to freeze along with the players and coaches and fans. And when it’s raining so hard that even ducks and fish are looking for shelter, we prepare to get soaked.

So while every fiber of my being was loudly protesting, I grabbed the company’s Nikon digital camera and my giant golf umbrella and hopped into my car for the 20-minute drive to the golf course. I knew it was going to be a challenging day. Since ruining an expensive piece of company-owned equipment wasn’t exactly the first impression I was looking to make, keeping myself dry took a backseat to protecting the camera. Taking pictures while holding the umbrella in one hand and the camera in the other? Far from ideal, to be sure. But I had a blast. I met several dedicated parents who braved the elements to walk the course and encourage their teenage golfers. I walked along with kids who were out there swinging in the rain not for money or fame, but school spirit and love of the game. I got to cover an event that ended with equal parts drama and clutch shot-making. Telling those stories is what makes this job fun. It always has, from my first real newspaper job in Suffolk to Petersburg to Fredericksburg and now Midlothian. It’s why I got into journalism in the first place. It’s why I still can work a 10-hour day and feel like I haven’t worked at all. So if I could humbly make one request of you, the reader, it is this: Keep ‘em coming.

Flying to any destination is always suspended entertainment. The nervous eye on the clock reminds one that departure is a deadline unless you're the one that holds the 'key' to the plane. It's rather simple to get carried away when packing for a four-day trip. One must keep in mind the weight limits for the checked-in suitcase while trying not to second guess what items can and must be put in the carry-on luggage. The easiest way to solve the dilemma is to remember there is a cattle chute at all airports that travelers must negotiate through before reaching the departure gate. Richmond International Airport is actually a pleasant location when kicking off the shoes, taking off the jacket, pulling out the laptop from the carry-on, and then plopping all belongings into a plastic bin while staying in line. Then, after one shovels all the stuff onto a conveyor belt for inspection, the next stop is through a quick scan with one's hands above the head. To wait for security to say, 'you're okay' can almost be overwhelming. It seems so thorough, one almost wants to ask if there was anything spotted that should be discussed with a doctor. Yet, it really isn't that bad in Richmond. At least there are benches at the end of the security process to take a moment to repack, dress, and lace up the sneakers before rushing off to wait for boarding. Such a luxury is not available at all airports. What is fascinating is watching how others handle the security process and how much stuff people will attempt to bring with them on a plane. One wonders if some passengers ever regret lugging unnecessary items with them through the terminal. It's not the required strollers nor business equipment that is bothersome. It is amusing when travelers decide not to check-in a suitcase that's really meant to be stored in the plane's underbelly rather than in a bin above the seats. Airline companies need to be clear, consistent and possibly offer a second-chance service at the gate. Once at the gate, the people-watching truly begins as a way to pass the time. It's truly entertaining to see so many faces from around the world continue to invest in the airline industry. And then it truly hits home, every traveler waiting to board has passed through the security maze that was created to protect each of us from a repeat of Sept. 11.

Jim McConnell, sports editor

Don’t hesitate to shoot me an e-mail (it’s jmcconnell@midlothianexchange. com) if you know of a team or athlete from Midlothian whose story needs to be told. And please don’t hesitate to offer feedback – positive or otherwise – on the sports stories we publish. I’ve been a sports journalist for 18 years. I’ve covered a Daytona 500, an NCAA Final Four and an Orange Bowl, and yet, my fondest professional memories are from high school games on fields and courts and diamonds throughout Virginia. I still get excited to go to work, and I genuinely love what I do. How many of us are lucky enough to say that?

Midlothian teen sings at the Virginia War Memorial

QUESTION OF THE WEEK Pictures, pictures, pictures – When you grab the camera, what is one detail you’d like to incorporate into your photography skills?

Elizabeth Farina EDITOR

"I love taking pictures and digital cameras make it financially feasible to have a lot of fun. Sometimes I wish I would take another look at the background before pushing down on the button and then sometimes I’m even more surprised by what’s going on beyond the focus."

Sara Snyder SALES

"Making sure the red eye reduction selection is used or if the photo is really cool taking it in black/ white."


Midlothian High School senior Adam Bailey sang the National Anthem on Saturday, Oct. 2, during a memorial service held at the Virginia War Memorial for U.S. soldiers fallen during the past year.












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Local band Firehawks perform at festival

E-mail your event to Subject line: EVENT cancer research through the Side-Out Foundation and the other half to Monacan Girl’s Volleyball. Along with a tasty baked goods sale on the night of the game, there will also be representatives from the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation with educational information, ribbons, and stickers. Also, there will be door prizes The team's goal this year is to raise over $2,000 for the Side-Out Foundation.

SUNDAY, OCT. 10 SATURDAY, OCT. 9 The Bon Air Elementary School PTA will host the 18th annual “Bon Air Village Fair and Silent Auction� from 10 am - 3 pm on the school grounds. The family-friendly event will feature D.J. Chris Knight, hay rides, carnival-style games, fair-style food, giant inflatables, and performances by the Minds in Motion XXL student dance group and the Legacy School of Dance (formerly Martinique School of Dance). Event sponsors include Pence Subaru and Hairfield Morton Attorneys. Admission to the fair and the auction is free. For more information, see the Bon Air PTA website:


The elementary school-age band, The Firehawks, brought their amazing talent to the Eggleston Hotel Community Stage at the 2nd Street Festival in Richmond last Sunday. The nine and ten-year old band members, students at Gordon Elementary School, have been igniting stages for the past year. Pictured left to right are: Hayden Moore (Keyboard), Kemani Jima (lead vocalist), Nicholas Ritchie (drums), Richard D’Abreu, III (band leader, bassist/guitarist), and Mason Brill (Synthesizer).

Scout programs scheduled for Oct. 9 The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation will present two programs for scouts on Saturday, Oct. 9. For more details, contact historic sites specialist Bryan Truzzie at (804)751-4946 or PLANTS TRY-IT Learn about the historical uses of plants through the years. This program is designed for Brownie Girl Scouts aged 6-8 and will be held 10 a.m.-noon at Magnolia Grange,

10020 Iron Bridge Road. The fee is $10 per scout. To register, visit WEBELOS GEOLOGIST ACTIVITY PIN This program is designed for boys aged 9-10 who wish to complete the requirements for their Geologist Activity Pin. The program will be 2-4 p.m. at Mid-Lothian Mines Park, 13301 N. Woolridge Road. The fee is $10 per scout. To register, call (804)748-1623 and request course #20521.

Meadowbrook HS Class of 1980 celebrates its 30-year reunion from 7-11 p.m. on Oct. 9. The event will be held at the Canal Crossing Atrium, 101 S. 15th St., Richmond. Price per person is $35. Catering by Fish Bowl Bistro. Cash bar will be available. For more information, contact Lisa (Leonard) Simmons at (804)691-0386. Payment needed as soon as possible – please contact Anne (Dickerson) Powell at (804)8978965. For more details, see the Meadowbrook HS Class of 1980 Facebook page.

The Napier Realtors Richmond Sprint Triathlon takes place at the ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center in Midlothian , Virginia (Southside Richmond). This event benefits the Massey Cancer Center . This is the area’s only 50-meter pool! This is race #6 in the RMS Triathlon Series, the last triathlon in the region of the year. The series awards ceremony will take place right after the race is over, everyone one is invited to attend!


Bon Air Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their open house Sunday, October 10 from 1-4 at the fire station on 2600 Polo Parkway in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week. A smoke house demonstation will take place and the 911 simulator will also be there. Kids who tour the station and complete the Safety Smart Quiz can win a chance for an awsome prize ! This year’s National Fire Prevetion Week theme is Smoke Detectors, A Sound You Can Live With

TUESDAY, OCT. 12 Monacan Girls Volleyball will host a “Dig Pink� home game event against Manchester, raising awareness and joining the fight against breast cancer. Fifty percent of donations will go directly towards breast

James River High School Gymnasium, 7 p.m., Minute to Win It! The JRHS Girls’ Field Hockey Team will host a “Minute to Win It� night, based on the popular television show of the same name where contestants will play silly games with household items. Six divisions of competition (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, parents, and teachers) will compete for prizes including passes, cash, and the grand prize: Chick-fil-A for a year! Audience members will be able to compete for a prize in a special game. Bring your family, neighbors, and friends for a fun-filled evening for only $5 a person. Tickets will be on sale in October during school lunches and at the door the night of the event. For additional information, contact Ginger James at (804) 647-5348.


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• Heat can make mustard bitter and cause the flavor to fade rapidly. Though liquids and spices are sometimes simmered in mustard recipes, the mustard powder or seeds should be heated briefly or not at all. • Very hot mustard can be toned down with the addition of a touch of cream and brown sugar. • To get bright yellow ballpark mustard, add turmeric. • When making mustard from seeds, it will take several minutes to grind the seeds, especially for a smooth mustard. A spice grinder or blender typically works better than a food processor for producing a smooth paste. The mixture will seem thin at first, but it will thicken the more it purees. When making a recipe for the first time, it’s a good idea to reserve some of the liquid at first, then add it back as needed if the mustard becomes too thick. • Homemade mustard will keep about a month. Any mustards that contain perishable ingredients, such as garlic or onion, should be kept refrigerated.


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Cosby setter finally shines Hill proves success can be worth wait BY FRED JETER PHOTO BY JIM MCCONNELL

Midlothian's Jeff Brochetti follows the flight of his approach shot on No. 9 during the Dominion District tournament at The Highlands.

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Having played the first 17 holes of the Dominion District golf tournament in a steady, soaking rain, nobody in the final foursome seemed too excited about the prospect of a sudden-death playoff to determine the individual medalist. That’s where Cosby’s Kevin Clarke and James River’s Dawson Hobbs appeared to be headed after Clarke capped a rollercoaster back nine with a clutch birdie on the par-3 No. 17 at The Highlands Country Club. Tied for the lead, both Clarke and Hobbs split the 18th fairway with their drives, but the drenched turf yielded no roll and left both with a longer-than-usual approach into a green that slopes wickedly from back to front. Hobbs hit first, ripping a laser-like iron shot right at the pin. The ball hit about five feet shy of the hole, but instead of landing softly as so many other shots had, it skipped past and wound up at the top of the green about 25 feet away. Clarke’s approach missed the green to the left, but he caught a break when hisw ball settled in light rough just shy of hole-high. While Hobbs sized up his downhill putt, Clarke stepped up to his fairly routine chip shot and knocked it within a foot of the hole.

With Clarke all but assured of making par, Hobbs knew exactly what he had to do. A birdie would give him his first individual district title, but he had more realistic ambitions. “I just wanted to make par,” Hobbs said. “I knew it was going to be a really tough twoputt.” It was more difficult than he ever imagined. His first putt took off down the slope, waved goodbye to the cup as it motored by and nearly rolled off the green before finally coming to a stop. Hobbs grimaced, and with good reason. After his 15-foot par putt back up the hill slid past the hole, Clarke tapped in for par and claimed the championship with a 4-over 76. “I didn’t want to leave it short and have another downhill putt,” said Hobbs, whose 77 was one stroke better than teammate Jason Park. “I thought the rain would slow it down, but I guess it’s the only fast green out here.” The drama on 18 marked the final lead change in an entertaining duel between Clarke and Hobbs. Clarke moved into first place on 14, only to relinquish the top spot with a double-bogey two holes later, and he was pretty well frustrated by the time the final group trudged to the 17th tee. Clarke answered by producing the shot of the tournament. His tee shot landed just off

the green to the right, but bounced down off a slight incline and rolled to within three feet of the cup for an easy birdie. Watching from the cart path, Cosby coach Warren Kempf said his standout senior hit the ball right where he was aiming, but a smiling Clarke later discounted that claim. “I honestly didn’t hit that great a shot,” he said. “I was aiming at the pin, but I pushed it a little right. It just worked out well.” Hobbs found consolation in his team’s performance. Despite having a new coach and four new starters, James River posted three scores in the 30s on the front nine and finished with a team score of 327 -- eight strokes better than runner-up Cosby. "We're capable of putting up scores. We just have to let it happen and not try to force it," said district coach of the year Scott Hartman, who had his players practice briefly in the rain on Monday to get accustomed to the conditions. Park, a transfer from Mills Godwin, nearly forced his way into the race for medalist. He hit the ball beautifully, but couldn't get a putt to fall -- including a befuddling lip-out on the par-3 No. 8 that turned what would've been a terrific birdie into a frustrating par. GOLF P7

King embraces warrior mentality BY JIM MCCONNELL

Taylor King wouldn’t have owed anyone an explanation if he had chosen to keep himself glued to the Trinity Episcopal bench for the second half of Saturday’s homecoming game against Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot. The visiting Knights led 20-0 at halftime and King was in obvious discomfort after aggravating a right shoulder injury in the first half. His return to the field was unlikely to significantly alter the fortunes of a Trinity squad that has struggled to replace 10 graduated defensive starters this season. Sitting out, though, just isn’t in King’s DNA. So he gritted his teeth and played most of the second half on both sides of the ball before Trinity coach Eric Gobble finally took him out for good with about seven minutes left in a 32-0 homecoming defeat. “Taylor King is a warrior,” Gobble said. “He would play every snap of every game if we let him. He practices like that, too – 100 percent every rep, every drill.” Complimented on his Ironman work ethic, the 5-11, 172-pound junior seemed genuinely unimpressed. He quietly pointed out that football is his passion and that means doing whatever he can to help his team until the clock reads 0:00. “I just don’t believe in giving up,” he added. “Obviously you realize the outcome of the game, but you can go out with more pride than just quitting.” It appeared that King’s day was over when he came out after taking a wicked shot at the end of his final carry midway through

Runners raising money for Love foundation A fundraiser to honor University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love will take place on Saturday, Nov. 13 in Richmond. Some of Love’s close friends are organizing “Every Yard for Yeardley” to honor her life and raise money for the One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love (the “One Love Foundation”, which was created by Love’s family in the wake of her death. Love died in May of this year as a result of domestic violence in nearby Charlottesville. The fundraiser encourages Love’s family, friends, and supporters to run or walk “Every Yard for Yeardley” in that day’s SunTrust Richmond Marathon, McDonald’s Half Marathon or HCA Virginia 8k. All proceeds from the team fundraising efforts will benefit the One Love Foundation. If you are interested in running in honor of Yeardley, contact Lane Holby by e-mailing or join the Every Yard for Yeardley group on Facebook. - Courtesy of Richmond Sports Backers


Trinity Episcopal's Taylor King (green) tries to break through several tacklers during Saturday's homecoming game against Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot.

the fourth quarter. He spoke briefly with the team doctor, then spent the remainder of Trinity’s offensive series sitting glumly on the bench. But when Blessed Sacrament got the ball back, King had his helmet on and was back at his linebacker spot before the Titans’ coaches

realized what had happened. “The great thing about Taylor is he’s a team-first player. He’s not trying to pad his stats or get in the newspaper,” Gobble said. “He’s pushing himself to be out there because he believes the team is better with him.” He's right about that.

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If patience is a virtue, then color Jessica Hill patient, virtuous and, best of all, a volleyball starter at Cosby High, at long last. Imagine waiting “on hold” three years listening to the Final Jeopardy theme? Hill cooled her heels, forced a smile, and persevered. Now the senior is the Titans’ setter, runaway assists leader and coaches’ favorite for her stick-to-it approach. “I preach that you get out of something what you put into it,” said Cosby coach Megan Edwards. “Jessica is the poster child for that; she’s incredible.” When opportunity rang, Hill punched the green button on her cell, and took off. The daughter of Connie and Jeff Hill has been a catalyst on a squad with a growing resume and high hopes for a long playoff chase. The Titans enter tonight’s (Oct. 7) home-floor face-off against next-door nemesis Clover Hill with the Dominion District crown and automatic regional bid as carrots. Cosby’s only district loss – as well as only local defeat – in an 8-5 campaign was a five-game verdict Sept. 7 at Clover Hill. That’s the night Hill accumulated 41 of her total bag of 235 assists (after 13 matches). She’s on pace to flirt with Cosby’s alltime mark of 425 compiled by Kacie Lake in ’07. Hill’s “go to” bulls-eye is spring-loaded sophomore Gabbie Holt, with 135 kills. A year ago, it was Holt’s sister, Abbie, a second-team all-Dominion selection, who served as setter. G. Holt was put in the precarious position of being asked to compare Hill’s setups with her sister’s. “I love Jessica’s sets,” she said. “Actually, it’s a better situation. I used to get mad at Abbie all the time; you know, a sister thing. “I’m never mad with Jessica.” Holt, who shares hitting duties with Emma Frett (leader in digs and aces), Sydney Vaile, Kelsey Conyers and Callie Thompson, is a crowd delight with her gravity-defying, southpaw spikes. A modest 5-foot-7, Holt can leap ‘n’ tap 9-foot-9 – commendable considering the net is 7-4. “It's ridiculous how high Gabbie can jump,” said Hill. Added Edwards: “When you come to the gym, Gabbie is the one you notice first.” This is Hill’s fourth year in Cosby’s program. She was a JV backup for two years before riding the pine behind A. Holt in ’09. Rarely was she called on in close games. “It was a challenge,” she said of her lengthy apprenticeship. “Actually, it was tougher on my parents than it was for me. They came to every single game and didn’t get to see me play much. But I don’t regret a thing; it’s paid off.” Cosby’s attack would seem to be in skilled hands now – albeit small ones. The 5-4 Hill wears a petite size 6 ring. The National Honor Society member hopes to attend Florida State in Tallahassee, where she has friend/family connections. For now, she’s making up for lost time. The Final Jeopardy music has stopped, and she’s primed with all the right stuff.

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TOP: James River's Kevon White (7) darts right as he tries to avoid the grasp of Clover Hill's Tim Thaniel during last Friday's Dominion District football game.

BOTTOM: Stuck in the backfield, Calvin Jefferson of James River (white) tries to leap over Craige Sprouse of Clover Hill, but is caught in the air by Trevon Rodgers of the Cavaliers, who brings him down at the line of scrimmage. PHOTO BY KENNY MOORE


James River's Jason Park (left) watches as Monacan's Gavin Parker tees off on the 9th hole.

GOLF from P1 But his efforts, along with a pair of 86s from Taylor Stagg and Matt Reynolds, were enough to lead the Rapids past Clarke and Cosby. “I’m really proud of the way the kids played in tough conditions,” Hartman added. Both teams qualified for the Central Region tournament, a 36-hole event that was held Monday at Jefferson-Lakeside Country Club and Tuesday at Stonehenge Golf and Country Club. Manchester’s Lyberty Anderson (79) and James Ponticello (84), Monacan’s Cameron Young (82) and Gavin Parker (87), Midlothian’s Kyle Hart (82) and Clover Hill’s Abby Portyratea (85) all qualified for the regional tournament as individuals.

DOMINION DISTRICT TOURNAMENT (18 holes, The Highlands, par 72) James River (327) : Dawson Hobbs 77, Jason Park 78, Taylor Stagg 86, Matt Reynolds 86. Cosby (335) : Kevin Clarke 76, Joshua Foery 83, Katherine Connell 87, Nolan Kelly 89. Manchester (342) : Lyberty Anderson 79, James Ponticello 84, Ryan Spangler 89, Brenden Hovermale 90. Midlothian (360) : Kyle Hart 82, Jeff Brochetti 90, Kellen Hart 92, Evan Stynes 96. Clover Hill (370) : Abby Portyratea 85, Carter King 93, Kevin Smith 96, Shane Cody 96. Monacan (370) : Cameron Young 82, Gavin Parker 87, Brittany Woo 99, Semion Carter 102. L.C. Bird (392) : Cody Cole 90, Josh Barksdale 97, Isaac Cordova 100, Sam Hull 105.

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