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Affluent, tiny Chevy Chase Village hits a big milestone n Hamlet of fewer than 2,000 holds annual meeting to talk budget, progress BY


Chevy Chase Village held its 100th annual meeting Monday — not that that’s a big deal or anything. Patricia S. Baptiste, chairwoman of the village Board of Managers, was quick to point out that it’s not the 100th anniversary of the village, which didn’t become an incorporated municipality until 1951. It started out as part of a development by the Chevy Chase Land Co.

Chevy Chase Circle a ‘free-for-all’ Collisions in busy intersection called a chronic problem




In Chevy Chase Circle, honking horns and car crashes are chronic problems. “It tends to be sort of a freefor-all when people hit it,” said John M. Fitzgerald, chief of the Chevy Chase Village Police Department. He is trying to publicize the rules for driving in the circle, which is on Connecticut Avenue on the Washington, D.C., line, to reduce the number of collisions in the circle. “Motorists either don’t understand the right of way rules, or perhaps they just don’t care,” he said. From 2007 through 2011, an average of about 28 collisions — or about one every two weeks —


(Top): A cyclist and car travel around Chevy Chase Circle. (Above): Sergey Karpenko of Washington, D.C., crosses Chevy Chase Circle — near a smashed-in utility pole — on Monday. occurred on the Maryland side of the circle, according to Fitzgerald. That number does not include collisions on the Washington side of the circle.

Crashes happen most often when cars are trying to merge onto or off of Connecticut Avenue, Fitzgerald said. Unlike some traffic circles in the area, Chevy

Chase Circle doesn’t have any exit-only lanes. Legally, drivers in the circle can travel the entire way around the circle in any of the three lanes as many times as they want without exiting. Those entering the circle have to yield the right of way to those already driving in it. The only vehicles that have a right to exit from the circle are the ones traveling in the outside lane. “Honking horns are our morning song here, because people just don’t yield the right of way,” Fitzgerald said. At rush hour, when most drivers are taking Connecticut Avenue to or from Washington, they often assume everyone else is traveling the same way they are, Fitzgerald said. Drivers are allowed to exit the circle onto Connecticut Avenue from any of the three lanes, but those in the inside lanes should pay attention to what the cars in the outer lanes

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Restaurants on Bethesda Row cook up specials Annual downtown event features lunches for $15, dinners for $30




Local foodies are in for a treat this week, as some downtown Bethesda restaurants plan to offer special dishes or deals during Bethesda Row Restaurant Week. During the annual event, which runs Monday through Sunday this year, 16 Bethesda Row restaurants are offering three-course menus for $15 during lunch and $30 during dinner. Cuisines run the gamut from traditional American fare to French, Spanish, Lebanese, Japanese and Italian.


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‘I wasn’t proselytizing on the MCFRS feed’ BY


A former Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service spokesman violated the county policy by tweeting Bible verses and continuing to use his Twitter account in a way that appeared to be on the county’s behalf after he left the county in January. As a result, former Assistant Chief Scott Graham has been asked to change his Twitter name, @MCFirePIO, so that people won’t think he’s acting in an official county capac-

ity, according to county government spokesman Patrick Lacefield. “The things he was tweeting were in violation of the county’s social media policy,” Lacefield said. When Graham was serving as a public information officer for the county’s fire and rescue association, he routinely used the @MCFirePIO Twitter handle to interact with reporters, posting photos and public safety-related updates in 140-character bursts. Public information officers are responsible for responding to press inquiries and occasionally act as spokespeople for the departments or organizations where they work. The @MCFirePIO account had more than 1,800 followers and more than 880

tweets, including at least 20 churchrelated posts — Bible verses, links to church sermons, and quotes from ministers — tweeted during and after his time as a county public information officer. The county’s policy prohibits official social media account administrators from broadcasting personal beliefs and states that content posted to these sites “must be consistent with the mission of county government and the mission of the department on whose behalf the post is made,” according to a copy of the policy obtained by The Gazette. Graham contends that he didn’t do anything wrong. “This is a First Amendment thing,”



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Graham said. Graham served MCFRS for more than 25 years and was described by colleagues as a “great guy” with a “distinguished career.” Graham helped craft what became the Emergency Medical Transportation Insurance Reimbursement Act, which charges insurers for emergency medical transport. He’s a volunteer firefighter in the Upcounty. Graham said that he created the @ MCFirePIO feed as a personal account because he saw the need for one and said he didn’t think it was in appropriate to use a personal account for county business. “It’s not a county account and it never has been,” Graham said.

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Since Graham left the county on Jan. 31, at least three tweets related to weather and traffic incidents were posted to the account. “A lot of people I work with have to travel those roads and nobody else had put anything out,” Graham said. Graham said he didn’t think choosing “@MCFirePIO” as a name for his private account would lead people to think it were official. The bio on the account, whose first tweet was posted in 2011, now states that he is a retired from MCFRS and works for Holy Cross Hospital. The photo on the account depicts him in what appeared to be an MCFRS uniform.

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Union Hardware survives to 100

David Goldberg remembers going to his grandfather’s hardware store when he was small enough that the register drawer could hit him in the head. Then, the store was in downtown Washington, and the name Union Hardware reflected Abraham Goldberg’s efforts to sell tools and hardware to the city’s labor unions. Over the years, the business grew to four locations, but has since shrunk to the one remaining store in Bethesda. As it marks its 100th anniversry this year, Union Hardware has had to adapt to survive perhaps its biggest challenge: the Internet. Goldberg, who co-owns the business with his brother Barry, said the store has moved away from its hardware roots and now focuses on merchandise that customers can’t find online. “The buying habits of customers have changed, thanks to the Internet and our lovely Congress not wanting to tax Internet stores,” Goldberg said. “... We’ve had to reinvent ourselves quite a bit.” Rather than selling the same basic hardware products the store sold 100 years ago, Goldberg travels to Italy looking for designer products. To lure customers, he also has created art pieces from hardware fixtures to go on store’s walls, including a rendition of Vincent van

Gogh’s “Starry Night,” made of doorknobs and levers. Goldberg appeals to his customers’ love of art by emphasizing the designers behind his products. “There are fans of art; there are no fans of toilets [and] plumbing,” Goldberg said. Today, Union Hardware sells all decorative and high-end products. The faucets on display go for between $300 and $21,500, although the most expensive one hasn’t sold yet. “This is not as much of a designer town” as New York or some other areas, Goldberg said. But he doesn’t care so much about the prices as finding special products that will get people talking. “People will say, ‘You won’t believe what I saw at Union Hardware today!’ and that’s the word of mouth — that’s my best shot,” he said.

Libraries offer financial ‘boot camp’ for girls The Bethesda and Germantown libraries are offering weeklong programs in July to teach girls money management skills. Topics covered include budgeting, financial responsibility, investing, identity theft and consumer advertising. The program is geared toward girls 11 through 17 years old. The Bethesda program runs July 7-11; the Germantown program is July 14 through 18. Sessions are 9:30 a.m.

EVENTS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area Benefit Concert,

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FRIDAY, APRIL 25 13th Annual DCLX Swing Dance Weekend, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Park, 7300

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SATURDAY, APRIL 26 Garden and Gourmet Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Westmoreland Hills, 5315 Duvall Drive, Bethesda. Free. Canal Pride Days, 9 a.m.-noon, C&O Canal Great Falls, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac. Free. curtis@ Power Breakfast with Dr. Mensa Otabil, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Bethesda Mar-

to 1 p.m. each day, and participants must commit to attending the entire week. Early registration is recommended. To learn more, visit the Teensite page on the library system’s website or email

Joey, GO! Bethesda boy a Pokemon champ Joey McGinley of Bethesda is the spring regional champion of Pokemon. He earned the title after a weekend of head-to-head video game


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“There are fans of art; there are no fans of toilets [and] plumbing,” says David Goldberg, co-owner of Union Hardware in Bethesda, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The store uses hardware such as door knobs to replicate artworks on its walls, in this case “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh. matchups playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game at the spring regional championships April 12 and 13 in Salt Lake City.

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Northwest’s Kyle Boyers is safe at third as Bailey Doan of Sherwood looks for the call. Go to SPORTS The year’s biggest track meet — the Penn Relays — starts Thursday.

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Naimur Razzaque of Bethesda and his family are planning to walk a 5K fundraiser in memory of Razzaque’s father, Abdur Razzaque, who died of cancer in 2011. The Breathe Deep Columbia 5K Walk on Saturday raises money for lung cancer research through the LUNGevity Foundation.

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Jeff Steger of Kensington (left) tosses papers to be shredded into bin with the help of Robert Gibson, a truck driver for Office Paper Systems of Gaithersburg, at Saturday’s Electronic Recycling, Paper Shredding and Clothing/ Textile Donation event in the Signal Financial Federal Credit Union parking lot in Kensington. (Below): Gibson takes a box of paper to be shredded from Catherine Matto of Takoma Park

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Election set for May 6




Seven people are running for the town of Chevy Chase’s council this spring. The election is May 6, and three council members’ terms are expiring. Current members Kathy Strom and Al Lang filed to run for re-election by the April 15 filing deadline, but David Lublin announced on his blog that he would not run for re-election. The five other candidates are Grant Davies, who owns a management consulting business; Donald Farren, a retired curator; Kathie Legg and Debo-

rah Vollmer, both members of the town’s Long Range Planning Committee; and Vicky Taplin, a member of the town’s Climate and Environment Committee. Statements from all seven candidates are available on the town’s website, A candidates forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall. Voting is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 6 at Town Hall. More information on voting is on the town’s website. Next year, an election is scheduled to fill seats held by Mayor Pat Burda and Councilman John Bickerman.


The phone call Claudia Avila got on Dec. 27, 2011, was from Army officials telling her that her husband was in critical condition and might not survive. Claudia’s husband, Army Capt. Luis Avila, lost a leg and suffered a brain injury from a makeshift bomb in Afghanistan during his fifth wartime deployment. “He is a miracle. My husband is really a miracle,” Claudia Avila said. For 18 months, Luis Avila could not eat anything orally. He had a feeding tube to provide the nutrition he needed. He could not speak. He could not see. Avila’s miracle recovery did not happen overnight. It was a two-year road of rehabilitation. After the accident, he was transferred to Landhaus, Germany, then Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. On July 20, 2012, he was moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. According to doctors, Avila’s case was complex. “Fixing my husband has been from the head to the toe,” Claudia Avila said. With his wife’s help, Luis Avila explained what happened to him and his team. “I got blown off in a mountain. ... (A) few of our guys died, and I survived. ... Before I passed out, I took one of the guys out,” he said. Claudia said music therapy reinforces her husband’s speech and breathing rehabilitation. Through music and repeating words that his therapist sings along on the piano, Luis Avila can speak again. The therapy program is offered at Walter Reed, in a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with the American Music Therapy Association. The program has a board-certified therapist with training in the use of music, instruments, songwriting, interpretation and rhythmic motor movement to help patients heal. The American Music Therapy Association in Silver Spring published a report on March 3 that talked about the profession of music therapy, focusing on both active-duty service


Claudia Avila tells how her husband, Army Capt. Luis Avila, who was severely injured in Afghanistan, has improved his breathing and speaking by working with music therapist Julie Garrison at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. (Below): Garrison works with Luis Avila.

members and veterans. Luis Avila said music therapy has been a “therapeutic therapy” that addressed his daily physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs. “I provide treatment for a wide variety of diagnosis including mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), psychological health conditions, and aspects of speech and communication,” wrote music therapist Julie Garrison. The therapy is available to all active-duty military, retirees and dependents receiving care at Walter Reed. In the first full year of music treatment, there were approximately 532 patients. This number is expected to triple by December 2014. Garrison said patients can choose a song, play and write music. “However, since there is

one music therapist on base at this time, referrals are triaged according to duration of medical and/or rehabilitation and diagnostic needs,” she wrote. According to Garrison, music can lead the patient to relax, rest, influence breathing and show emotions. “I sing, I practice, I listen to Julie and my therapy always provides the communication that I’ve been dreaming to have since my injury,” said Luis Avila, who is from San Antonio, but now lives in Bethesda. Two years ago, doctors told Claudia her husband could die at any minute. On Dec. 31, 2011, Luis was taken to Landhaus, Germany, where Claudia saw her husband for the first time after the accident. Luis had had a heart attack and a stroke and his brain was deprived of oxygen.

“When I got there ... [doctors said], ‘We need to brief you first’ and I said, ‘No. You flew me all the way from Texas to see my husband. You can brief me later. Let me see my soldier, so he can know I am here. ... Let me touch him and then we will talk,’” she recalled. With Claudia’s care and devotion and a team of doctors, Luis’ vital signs got better and he got stronger. When he was transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center in January 2012, he was still in a coma. Doctors told Claudia that, after 30 days on life support, the family needed to decide whether to turn off the machines. She finally agreed to disconnect the life-support machines and wait for the moment her husband would die. But she waited in a nontraditional way. “I started to play music. Every single thing, he liked it. From salsa to classic. If you ask those nurses, I think I was driving them nuts. ... I was like, ‘Please don’t turn it off. ... Don’t touch his music. Don’t touch the sound of our kids,” Claudia said. She noticed movement in her husband’s face, as if he were trying to say something. She told his primary doctor, who said they were only reflex movements. “I said [to the doctor], ‘Listen, if I have to tell you one more time that those are not reflex [movements], that he is trying to wake up and he needs help, I am going to be very mad at you. So, I am warning you that I need help,’” she said. At this point in the interview, Luis interrupted his wife and said “the videos” as a reference to their children’ videos. He said he remembers them. Army Col. Politowicz, who asked that his first name not be used, was deployed five times, but did not want to talk about his war service. As a consequence of his time in the war, he suffers from a loss of vision and post-traumatic stress disorder. Politowicz said the ticking of the clock or the piano’s lower sounds would cause him to feel distressed. So, Garrison would play only on the right side of the piano. Politowicz, who has been receiving music therapy treatment since January, said that because of music therapy, he can focus and do simple tasks, like read. “My brain was not functioning well ... and to see where I was and where I am, it is absolutely amazing,” Politowicz said.


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County steps up timeline for clean energy purchases Nine environmental measures passed by council on Earth Day




Beginning in mid-2015, Montgomery County will purchase all of its electrical power from renewable sources, part of a wide-ranging group of energy legislation passed by the County Council. The bill requiring the change was sponsored by Councilman Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) of Bethesda, part of a package designed to help make Montgomery a leader in green energy and technology and fight climate change. Montgomery’s actions may not stop climate change single-handedly, but the county should do what it can, Berliner said before the council’s

vote Tuesday on the package of seven bills and two zoning changes. Tuesday was Earth Day. All nine measures were approved unanimously by the nine-member council. Montgomery currently gets 30 percent of its electric power from renewable energy, and Berliner’s bill originally called for the county to increase that number to 50 percent by fiscal 2015 and 100 percent by fiscal 2020. But an amendment by Councilman Hans Riemer (DAt Large) of Takoma Park altered the bill to move the 100 percent target to fiscal 2016, which begins in July 2015. Riemer said the county’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, of which he is a member and Berliner the chair, was surprised to learn that going to 100 percent re-

newable energy by fiscal 2015 wasn’t a huge expense, and had put that change on the list of items to be resolved before the budget is passed in late May. Buying 100 percent renewable energy in fiscal 2015 would have cost the county nearly $170,000 more than it spends for its current 30 percent, while doing so in fiscal 2016 is projected to cost between $206,000 and $275,000 more based on current prices, according to information prepared by council staff. The county’s current energy contracts run out at the end of the year, and they’ll begin soliciting new contracts this summer, said David Dise, director of the Department of General Services. In working out the new contracts, the county will have to determine whether it’s better to lock in energy prices for

a long period, or if it would benefit the county to get new prices more often, he said. According to a report released last week by the county’s offices of Finance and Management and Budget on the expected fiscal and economic impacts of the bill, the county currently buys renewable energy certificates, independently traded commodities representing the environmental, social and other qualities of renewable energy creation. But the county report warns that prices for the certificates can fluctuate wildly. While prices are currently low, over the past 10 years prices have varied by more than 600 percent for the same product, it said. Councilwoman Nancy Floreen (D-At Large) of Garrett Park was the only member to vote against Riemer’s amendment, although she ultimately

supported the amended bill. Floreen, who also sits on the Transportation Committee, said she would prefer the discussion on when to require 100 percent renewable energy be part of the budget discussions rather than as part of the bill Tuesday. Floreen said there are already a lot of demands on the budget, and questioned whether the county can really afford the change. “I don’t like doing this in a vacuum,” she said. Along with the energy purchase bill, the package of bills passed Tuesday also included zoning changes regarding charging stations for electric vehicles and solar panels, and bills on the following: • Creating energy benchmarks for non-residential buildings. • Transitioning to lightemitting diode bulbs in county

streetlights. • Requiring county staff to factor in the external and social costs of using fossil fuels when reviewing the energy efficiency of county buildings. • Expediting the review processes to obtain permits for solar projects and charging stations for electric vehicles. • Making it easier for county employees to work from home and telecommute. Council Vice President George L. Leventhal (D-At Large) of Takoma Park said the recession forced the county to eliminate some clean energy programs it believed in, and the county faces a challenge to stay in the forefront of the climate change issue. “This is probably the most urgent public policy challenge that we face,” Leventhal said.

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Organizers of three candidate forums are hoping to focus on issues of concern to downcounty residents in the

upcoming county elections. Candidates for District 1 and at-large seats on the County Council, as well as county executive hopefuls, are expected to attend forums in Chevy Chase ahead of the June 24 primary election. The forums are sponsored by 13 Bethesda- and Chevy Chase-area municipalities and

neighborhood associations, according to a news release from the town of Chevy Chase. Charles Duffy, who hosts a show on Montgomery Municipal Cable TV, will moderate, focusing questions on issues of concern to the area, the news release said. Here is a schedule for the forums:

• District 1 County Council forum — Roger Berliner, who is running for a third term, is scheduled to debate Democratic challenger Duchy Trachtenberg beginning at 7 p.m. April 30 at the Chevy Chase Town Hall, 4301 Willow Lane. • At-large County Council forum — Eight candidates are

expected to attend. They are Democratic incumbents Marc Elrich, Nancy Floreen, George Leventhal and Hans Riemer, as well as Democratic challengers Beth Daly and Vivian Malloy, Republican Robert Dyer, and Green Party candidate Tim Willard. The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 21 at the 4-H Center, 7100 Connecticut

Ave. • County executive forum — Incumbent Democrat Ike Leggett is slated to debate Democrats Douglas M. Duncan and Philiip M. Andrews and Republican Jim Shalleck at 2 p.m. June 8 at the 4-H Center.

Councilwoman’s Golden Shovels honor the county’s winter warriors Awards recognize neighbors who cleared sidewalks and driveways this past winter n


As odd as it may sound after the winter Montgomery County has had, Beth Rockwell said she actually likes shoveling snow. “I like being outside in the snow, and my husband is the same way,” she said. Rockwell and her husband, Jim Ford, are two recipients of the Golden Shovel Award, which recognizes people who helped their neighbors clear snow from sidewalks and driveways this winter. “We love the snow, so when it starts snowing, we’re out shoveling, and we have a lot of neighbors that can use help or request it,” Rockwell said. Rockwell grew up in New York state, in an area that sees a lot of lake-effect snow, but Ford has no such excuse: He’s from around here. Now, the two help shovel sidewalks and clear cars as far as two blocks away from their home in Glen Echo. “Glen Echo is like a little town, and in a little town, you take care of your neighbors,” Rockwell said. Rockwell and Ford are two of the many county residents who on Tuesday received recognition for being good neighbors. With spring finally here, Montgomery County Councilwoman Nancy Floreen (D-At Large) of Garrett Park revived her dormant Golden Shovel Awards program, honoring county residents who helped


their neighbors and communities during the long, brutal winter — the region’s snowiest since 2009-10. Floreen presented the awards to many of the 111 honorees at Tuesday’s County Council meeting. . Floreen said last week that she started giving the awards about 10 years ago, but hasn’t presented them the past few years because of the mild winters. The wide range of communities from which people were nominated speaks to the quality of people throughout the county, she said. Digging out someone’s driveway in Darnestown is a lot different from clearing someone’s sidewalk in Bethesda, but both are equally important, she said. A former mayor of Garrett Park, Floreen said she believes in highlighting people who contribute to Montgomery’s communities. “This is a great place, and we need to celebrate our people,” she said. The following residents in this area won awards: • Bethesda: Fadjil Asikin, Lisa and Bill Bernard, Richard Hoye, Mylene and Eric Jouane, Ben LeBlanc, Joseph Porcelli, Sara Robinson, Lise and Bill Bernhard, Pete Salinger. • Chevy Chase: Joe, Anna, Sophia and Peter Capizzi, Melanie Folstad, Anna and Bob Hinkley and children, Rick McUmber, Sue Ousterhout and daughter Gina Balodemas. • Glen Echo: Jim Ford and Beth Rockwell. • Kensington: Renrique “Ricky” Bertley, Loretta Lawrence and son Jason.

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Bill would create plan for snow removal in county BY RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER

After one of the most brutal winters in memory, Montgomery County is taking steps to make sure it’s better prepared for the next winter storm. County Council members Hans Riemer (D-At Large) of Takoma Park and Nancy Navarro (D- Dist. 4) of Silver Spring introduced a bill Tuesday that would require County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) to establish a plan to coordinate snow removal and try to eliminate some of the problems that beset the county during the past winter. Riemer said the list of changes tries to come up with ways to address a variety of

problems he heard about during the winter storms. Hopefully the fact that the bill will be considered during the summer won’t mean people forget the difficulties the winter posed, he said. The plan calls for the following: • Create a digital map of the county showing who is responsible for clearing snow and ice on each sidewalk. • Create a communications plan covering how to notify residents during major storms outline requirements for removing snow and ice. • Create a public education campaign on snow and ice removal for property owners in the county. • Designate priority pedestrian routes for education efforts and increased enforcement of snow and ice removal policies. • Develop a campaign to educate the public on how to request that snow re-

moval policies be enforced. • Develop a plan for extended hours for county staff who get complaints about snow and ice removal during major storms. • Develop a plan to remove snow and ice on publicly owned property. • Develop a plan for snow removal during major storms. County law already requires property owners to remove snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours after precipitation ends. But storms this winter sometimes left sidewalks covered for days, according to a county memorandum on the topic. The winter weather cost the county more than $25 million, more than $15 million more than had been budgeted. A public hearing on the bill will be scheduled at a later date.


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AROUND THE COUNTY Ortman-Fouse touts experience as advocate in school board bid n

Silver Spring woman wants to increase communication and partnerships


Jill Ortman-Fouse said she’s running for a spot on the Montgomery County Board of Education to lend her advocacy experience, grow the county school system’s partnerships and improve the system’s responsiveness to voices in its community. Silver Spring resident Ortman-Fouse, 50, is making a bid for an at-large board seat after about ten years of involvement in county schools, including parent-teacher association roles and advocacy efforts for Silver

Spring school needs and groups who she said were not being heard. Three other candidates — Edward Amatetti, Shebra Evans and Merry Eisner Heidorn — are also running for the at-large seat following school board member Shirley Brandman’s announcement she would not run again for the position. Ortman-Fouse has two children in Montgomery County Public Schools and currently offers strategic-planning and team-building services through her company T.E.A.M. Consulting. In one example of her past advocacy work, Ortman-Fouse said she and a friend formed an ad hoc group that successfully advocated for facility improvements at Northwood High School in Silver Spring and facility needs and a long-term

“We need to expand the communication channels. Residents want to give feedback and they want to get answers.” Jill Ortman-Fouse principal at Silver Spring International Middle School. She also served for about two years as a member of a school system parent advisory council that led workshops to help parents advocate for needs in their schools. Ortman-Fouse said she wants to see the school system and the school board become more responsive to school community members who raise concerns and offer input.

“We need to expand the communication channels,” she said. “Residents want to give feedback and they want to get answers.” The school system must also form more partnerships with those who “want to be part of the solution,” including parents, community members, businesses and nonprofits who can offer their talents, resources and knowledge, she said. Increased partnerships,

she said, will allow the school system to broaden the learning opportunities and resources available to students. Ortman-Fouse said “too many of our students are falling through the cracks” and the school system needs to works with community partners to close its achievement gaps. The system also needs to ensure it funds strategies aimed at closing the gap that are proven to help students, she said. “I don’t think we’re doing a good enough job listening to our teachers and our community because we’ve been talking about these things for years,” she said. Among the school system’s current initiatives, OrtmanFouse said she supports expanding the Linkages to the Learning program that offers wrap-around services to at-risk

students and their families, and the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success program that helps high school students prepare for and get into college. In her grading of the current school board, Ortman-Fouse said she thinks it “needs improvement.” She said she thinks the board needs more staffing and the system should establish an inspector general office to help with budget oversight. Currently, she said, school board members take on a large amount of budget and policy work in part-time positions with “little staffing.” “I think this model might need to be adjusted to meet the needs of our residents,” she said.

Auditor, a former teacher from North Potomac, seeks at-large seat on board n

Says teachers’ strengths should be better used, rewarded BY LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITER

In his seven years of teaching, Edward Amatetti said, he taught in “the most challenging environments” and gained experience he hopes to bring to the county school board. Amatetti, a 55-year-old North Potomac resident who works primarily in finance, taught for three years at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School in Silver Spring in addition to his time in Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C. schools. He is now one of four candidates running for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County


Board of Education. The other candidates include Shebra Evans, Merry Eisner Heidorn and Jill Ortman-Fouse. The primary election falls on June 24 and the general election on Nov. 4. Amatetti said he thinks the school system needs to address its achievement gap and other issues with changes to how teachers can work, plan and train. Administrators should have the freedom to use their teachers’ different strengths and reward them for those strengths, he said. Strong teachers, such as those who work well with challenging students or run an afterschool tutoring program, should be paid more, he said. In another example, he said, an administrator should also be able to move students from

a newer teacher who shows promise but has trouble with classroom management to a more experienced teacher who would be compensated for taking on the extra students. The school system also needs to remove “unnecessary administrative burdens” from teachers’ plates so they have more time to plan lessons, he said. Amatetti said he thinks such burdens include professional development that is not as helpful as it should be, a focus on “teaching to the test,” and constant student assessment. He said he also wants to develop a mentoring program that would pair more experienced teachers with newer or less-effective teachers. County schools also need to keep high standards for all students, Amatetti said.

“I had high-performing classes consistently and never had to lower my standards or expectations no matter how diverse my student populations were,” he said. Amatetti also said he has concerns about the Common Core State Standards, a controversial set of education standards for English and math that Maryland, along with other states, chose to adopt. Common Core, he said, involves “unproven instructional techniques” and could override local needs and priorities. “I believe, or I fear, it will reduce teacher job satisfaction and cause a further exodus of some of the best teachers and reduce their creativity,” he said. Amatetti said that, in addition to his teaching experience, he would also bring to the school board his experience

auditing and improving the operations of cities, counties and other entities. “I see budgets and I see the detail behind it,” he said. He said he thinks the school system’s current proposed budget is not detailed enough, making it hard to analyze and the budget process “suspectible to waste and abuse.” Amatetti said the school system needs its own inspector general to look at the budget. Assessing the current school board, Amatetti said he thinks the board should be more transparent. “They have not followed their oversight obligation nearly to the extent that they should,” he said, especially in the area of the budget.

“I had high-performing classes consistently and never had to lower my standards or expectations no matter how diverse my student populations were.” Edward Amatetti


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Ryon hopes experience sways voters in race for circuit judge ‘An open mind doesn’t mean you’re a blank slate,’ candidate says




When families are at war, it’s Montgomery County Circuit Judge Joan E. Ryon’s job to make sure it ends with a resolution that’s best for the child. “To minimize the trauma for her at this point,” Ryon said. “Her family’s broken up, her parents are at war. I mean, they’re litigating, they’re stressed out, they’re spending money they shouldn’t. They’re arguing over whether she can go to dad’s Saturday night or if it’s mom’s turn.”

These are the types of cases Connell. Voters will narrow the Ryon, 54, of Gaithersburg, field of five down to four, for oversees as a circuit judge. Her four judge seats. It’s the first time in 10 years appointment by Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) in 2013 is a cul- the Montgomery County circuit mination of the nearly three judge elections have been condecades she spent handling tested. “Most people family law-related cases as an attordon’t even expect to ney and as a family see a judge’s name division master for on there or to have a Montgomery County choice,” Ryon said. Circuit Court. “We’re not an anyRyon hopes to one’s radar screen. remain a judge after In my case, I would Election Day. hope [voters] could Ryon will be feel comfortable votRyon among the four sitting ing for me because circuit judges on the June 24 pri- of the experience I’ve had, mary ballot in June. The judges because I’ve proven an abil— Ryon, Gary E. Bair, Audrey A. ity to be fair and impartial in a Creighton, Nelson W. Rupp Jr. courtroom and make decisions are running as a team against promptly.” Poolesville attorney Daniel P. Ryon, whose first name is

pronounced like Joanne, was raised in Montgomery County. She is a graduate of Sherwood High School and she earned her law degree from MarshallWythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1983. Ryon spent most of the early 1980s working at small firms, doing contractual work for the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office on the side to get more experience in the courtroom. She was hired as an assistant state’s attorney in Montgomery County in 1986, representing people in child support and paternity-related hearings. Her role broadened in 1994, when she was appointed as a master for paternity and child support

proceedings, which meant she reviewed the facts of people’s cases, made recommendations and proposed orders for the court. In 2000, she was named master of the Circuit Court’s family division, bringing even more family-law related matters onto her turf. But Ryon said she reached a point where she wanted more. She applied for judgeship twice prior to her appointment as an associate Circuit Court judge in 2013. “I had been doing it [working as a master] for nine years and there really weren’t any challenges anymore,” Ryon said. “The fact patterns vary, but the law is what it is. Applying the same law for nine years in a fairly limited arena, I felt like I was ready to be challenged a

little bit more. “So the next logical step at that point, if I wanted to keep hearing cases and resolving them, was to broaden the scope of what I heard and go outside of the master’s office. The only real option was the bench.” She said she hopes voters will give her the chance to continue her role as a judge after the November 2014 elections. “I think judges bring life experience with them to the bench,” Ryon said. “When a judge says they’re going to do everything they can with a completely open mind, that’s absolutely true. But an open mind doesn’t mean you’re a blank slate.”

Green Party candidate Willard wants to increase county’s sustainability At-large council candidate focuses on renewable energy, growth, economic distribution n



Although a first-time candidate for office, Tim Willard spent more than a quartercentury surrounded by the products generated by govern-

ment. Now retired, Willard spent 26 years using his Ph.D. in history working at the National Archives. For much of that time, he worked in the declassification unit reviewing documents for items that may require them to stay classified. Much of the work was routine, but occasionally in sifting through the records you would find some “very good nuggets,” Willard said. Willard is running for an atlarge seat on the Montgomery

County Council, one of seven challengers trying to replace atlarge incumbents Marc Elrich (D) of Takoma Park, Nancy Floreen (D) of Garrett Park, George L. Leventhal (D) of Takoma Park and Hans Riemer (D) of Takoma Park. Willard, 62, of Kensington said he’s organizing his campaign around the theme of sustainability. The county needs to get its economy off of a reliance on fossil fuels and onto renewable energy, as well as increase energy efficiency in buildings, he

said. The county also needs to form new policies on the limits of how much it can grow if it ever wants to address the problems of sprawl and congestion that are creating an unsustainable atmosphere, he said. Lastly, the county has to strive for a more sustainable distribution of wealth, as the middle class stagnates and poverty increases, Willard said. It’s great that Montgomery led the way on increasing the minimum wage, but the county needs to keep increasing it un-

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tearing them down. Willard said he plans to raise about $20,000 to fund his campaign through house parties and online fundraising. Being a third-party candidate makes it more difficult to get media attention, especially in an area that is as dominated by one party— Democrats, he said. People in Montgomery tend to view the June 24 Democratic primary as the real election rather than the Nov. 4 general election, he said. As a third-party candidate, Willard said the Green Party will have to collect 10,000 signatures by the end of 2014, the threshold in Maryland to be a recognized party, in order to keep its name on the ballot for upcoming election cycles. Willard said they plan on collecting the signatures at farmers markets and other community events.



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Judge keeps intact helmet lawsuit brought by Germantown family n

Sheely died after football drills at Frostburg State BY



A Montgomery County judge last week declined to dismiss a lawsuit against a helmet manufacturer in a case brought by the parents of a Frostburg State University football player from Germantown who died of head injuries in August 2011 following four straight days of heavy contact drills in practice. The parents of Derek Sheely, who was 22 when he died, sued the NCAA, Frostburg’s thenhead football coach Thomas Rogish, an assistant coach and an assistant athletic trainer, and several companies that manufacture and distribute helmets. Kristen and Kenneth Sheely of Germantown allege negligence by university officials and the NCAA, and negligent misrepresentation by helmet manufacturers and distributors. A motions hearing on April 15 focused on charges against Schutt Sports, which was bought by Kranos Corp. in 2010. Schutt Sports designs and manufactures football helmets, including the one used in Sheely’s last practice drills in 2011, the parents’ complaint says. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge David Alan Boynton denied a motion to dismiss the suit against Schutt Sports. The parents allege their son

was improperly fitted for a Schutt football helmet days before his death and that “a representative and agent for Schutt Sports and/ or Sportsman’s,” a helmet distributor, told the football team that “Schutt’s new technology can prevent head injuries.” Lawyers for Kranos Corp. stated in a written response that Derek Sheely did not encounter the allegedly improper marketing of the helmet, and that no Maryland appellate court has ever recognized a cause of action for negligent marketing. Last week’s hearing followed one on Feb. 21, when some charges against Schutt Sports were dismissed by Boynton. An amended complaint from the parents brought additional allegations, which stand after last week’s hearing. Kranos Corp., doing business as Schutt Sports, and Heider Inc., doing business as Sportsman’s, face accusations of negligence, negligent misrepresentation, liability for design and manufacturingdefects,andfraudulent misrepresentation, among others, court records show. Lawyers representing Kranos, Heider and the three university officials declined to comment after last week’s hearing. The NCAA asserted in an earlier filing that injuries sustained by Sheely were caused by his “sole, concurring, and/or contributory negligence,” and that he assumed risks inherent in football. According to the parents’ complaint, on the morning of Aug. 19, 2011, Sheely took part in a drill in which he, as a fullback,

Kristen and Kenneth Sheely of Germantown allege negligence by university officials and the NCAA, and negligent misrepresentation by helmet manufacturers and distributors. collided at full speed with a linebacker from about 6 to 10 yards away. Sheely’s parents allege he suffered many concussive or subconcussive hits over the course of that day’s drills and on three practice days that followed. The complaint says Sheely, who had been diagnosed with a concussion the previous season, performed the drill again on Aug. 20, this time causing his forehead



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to bleed profusely and bruise. He was given a bandage by the training staff, but was not evaluated for a concussion, the complaint says. Teammates were quoted in the complaint as saying they had never seen such a large, protruding and discolored bruise as they observed in the days leading up to Sheely’s death. The complaint says that on the morning of Aug. 21, a third

day of practice, Sheely went through the drill again, which again caused his forehead to bleed. After practice, his teammates noticed Sheely appeared to “not be himself.” The drill was repeated again after lunch and Sheely’s forehead bled again. He was given a bandage by a member of the training staff, but again was not evaluated for a concussion or to determine if his helmet was fitted properly, the complaint says. He practiced again for two more hours. The complaint says that on Aug. 22, despite two players suffering concussions during the same drill earlier in the week, the drill continued. After one play on another drill, in which full-speed contact was required, Sheely told Assistant Coach Jamie Schumacher that he “didn’t feel right” and

that he had a “headache,” the complaint says. Sheely was not removed from the practice, the complaint says, and Schumacher yelled at him to keep going. During a drill, Sheely was involved in a “relatively unremarkable” collision with a defensive back, according to the complaint. Sheely collapsed on the sidelines within a few minutes of the collision. He never regained consciousness. The complaint says Sheely suffered from second-impact syndrome, which occurs when the brain swells rapidly after a person suffers a second concussion before symptoms from an earlier one have subsided. Sheely was airlifted to a hospital, where doctors performed an emergency procedure to relieve pressure on the brain. He was in a coma for six days before he died.


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Police sting targets drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians Seventeen drivers cited in Gaithersburg n


Montgomery County police took to the streets April 16 for a sting operation to stop vehicles that don’t yield to pedestrians. Between 2 and 4:30 p.m., officers carried out the sting at the intersection of Muddy Branch Road and Suffield Drive in Gaithersburg, according to Montgomery County Police Officer Janelle Smith. Several officers, dressed in bright clothing, acted as pedestrians and crossed the street in

marked crosswalks. During the sting, 17 motorists were issued citations charging them with failing to stop for a pedestrian at a crosswalk, Smith said. Two motorists were given tickets for allegedly using a cellphone while driving, one driver was charged with not wearing a seat belt and one pedestrian received a citation for a charge of crossing the street unsafely, Smith added. Cpl. Rebecca Innocenti, a police spokeswoman, said the intersection was chosen for the sting based on complaints and concerns from residents who live nearby, as well as vehicle collision data.

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Human cannonball soars into county Dale Thomsen flies 90 feet across the stage at 65 miles per hour in Cole Bros. Circus n

IF YOU GO n Cole Bros. “Circus of the Stars” n When: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


Shortly before high school graduation, Dale Thomsen’s parents gave him a send-off in his senior yearbook by submitting a photo of him holding a toy star and writing “reach for the stars.” Nearly 10 years later, he’s doing just that. Thomsen, 28, is currently starring in the Cole Bros. “Circus of the Stars” show, performing the human cannonball act, among others. In keeping with the theme, the top of the tent’s interior has been designed to look like the night sky. “When I’m looking through the barrel, toward the light at the end of the tunnel, the only thing I can see are these stars,” Thomsen said. “My job is literally to reach for them as soon as I shoot out.” Calling himself an “adrenaline junkie,” Thomsen said he embraced the opportunity to become a human cannonball when the position became open in anticipation of the tour, which kicked off in DeLand, Fla., in mid-March. His act involves being shot out of a cannon and sent flying 90 feet across the stage to a landing net. His flight reaches a top speed of 65 miles per hour and a height of 37 feet — a “line drive” shot. Thomsen, who is in the midst of his first year with Cole Bros. Circus, also performs the flying trapeze stunt and an aerial act for the same show. The nine-month-long tour is coming to Gaithersburg on Friday through Sunday, appearing at the Montgomery County

n Where: Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg n Tickets: $16 and up; Free for children under 13 n For information: 800-7965672,


Dale Thomsen performs the human cannonball act for the Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars tour, which is coming to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg on Friday through Sunday. Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., for eight performances. Tickets can be bought online at

To prepare for the act, Thomsen spent two weeks training at Cole Bros.’ winter headquarters in DeLand. Ground training came first, but Thomsen quickly transitioned to practicing the real thing, averaging around 30 to 40 shots from the cannon per day. “The only real way to train is shooting out of the cannon,” he said. “Each time it feels like you’re getting hit by a truck.” While Thomsen wouldn’t

reveal much about how he is launched, he did say that hydraulics are involved. Taking care of the mind, body and spirit are essential to a good performance, according to Thomsen. Stretching before each show is a necessary part of his routine, he said, and helps to ensure that the stunt is comfortable and safe, he said. “I always wake up and start the day with handstands because that really seems to get my body going,” he said. “I also have to make sure I’m eating very well, drinking water and getting plenty of sleep.” The support and encouragement from his family, who lives in his hometown of St. Cloud, Minn., remains one of Thomsen’s biggest motivations. “The last thing I think about before I’m shot out is my family,” Thomsen said, “and how happy I am to be doing what I’m doing.” He added that he also thinks of a special guardian angel — his grandmother — who keeps him safe during his performances. Living life on the road with a hectic schedule has been a “lifestyle change,” Thomsen said. Even though he wasn’t born into the circus family, he feels like he belongs. “I might not have the circus blood but I like to believe I have the circus spirit,” he said.

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Obituary Mary Jo Lorimier, 67, of Vero Beach, FL, passed away on April 2, 2014, at Holmes Regional Medical Center from complications of pneumonia. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bradley; daughters, Kimberly and Jennifer; grandchildren, Abby, Trevor, Campbell and Gwen; sister, Sharon; and brothers, Larry and Bill.


Mary Jo was born in Geneva, Illinois attended Streator High School, and the University of Illinois where she received a B.A. in 1968. An avid sailor, Mary Jo and her family cruised throughout the Chesapeake Bay and the coast of Maine. She touched many lives in Phoenix, AZ; New Canaan, CT; Princeton, NJ; Bethesda, MD; and Vero Beach, FL. Recently honored as a nominee for Philanthropist of the Year, she was a leader throughout her life with AAUW, YWCA, Newcomers Club, PEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indian River County, Hibiscus Children’s Center, Impact 100, and Community Church of Vero Beach. Mary Jo will be remembered for her humor, her unfailing willingness to help others, her compassion and her kindness. A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at The Community Church of Vero Beach. 1910496


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Richard Montgomery student charged with having sex in a hallway School steps up surveillance in response n



An 18-year-old Richard Montgomery High School student has been charged with fourth-degree sex offense for allegedly skipping class to have sex with another student in a school hallway, Montgomery County police said. A court hearing has been scheduled on May 8 for Miguel A. Cedillo, a 10th-grader at the Rockville school. The alleged sexual encounter was consensual, a Rockville police officer said in charging documents filed in Montgomery County District Court in March. However, under Maryland law, The other student was 14 years old — too young under Maryland law to give consent to a sexual encounter. The Gazette generally does not identify victims of alleged sex crimes. In an exchange of Facebook messages, the youths agreed to skip class to meet up with each other in a hallway, where they engaged in a tryst on Feb. 27, police said in the court filings. The girl’s parents said they learned of what happened after receiving a letter from another

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assigned an attorney from the public defender’s office. In response to the incident, Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Dana Tofig

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A phone number wasn’t listed for a Rockville address provided for Cedillo in court filings. Court records accessed online Tuesday show he’s being




Montgomery County police are looking for a man they say used stolen credit card data to purchase more than $44,000 worth of merchandise and gift cards from county businesses. Surveillance images from transactions made this year were posted to the police department’s official blog on Friday. The police department’s financial crimes division has been investigating 12 incidents dating to 2012, Montgomery County police said in a news release. In late 2012, a man obtained credit card data and used the information to “clone” more credit cards, which were used at Target, Safeway and Giant Food stores in the county, police said in the news release. Police said they did not know how the male was able to obtain the data or where he got it from. Police have asked anyone with information to call the financial crimes division at 240773-6330. Tipsters also can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 866-4118477.




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Germantown girl is community ambassador for March of Dimes RIO Washingtonian Center hosts March of Dimes walk Saturday n


IF YOU GO ... n What: March for Babies fundraising walk n When: Sunday, April 27; 9 a.m., registration; 10 a.m., walk starts


Kinsey Walker of Germantown spent the first two months of her life in the neonatal intensive-care unit at the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville. She only weighed 2 pounds, 2 ounces when she was born, 12 years later, she continues to thrive. Now she’s also old enough to also understand that some infants don’t survive, which is one reason why she is working so hard to drum up support for the annual March for Babies walk in Gaithersburg on Sunday. “It’s very important to me,” said Kinsey, who was named as this year’s community ambassador for the March of Dimes walk in Montgomery County. “I’ve seen what [family] friends go through when they lose a baby and it’s hard,” she said. “I really want to help.” Based in White Plains, N.Y., the March of Dimes organizes walks around the country to raise money to fund research into preventing premature births, birth defects and infant

n Where: RIO Washingtonian Center, 209 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg n More information: n or call 800-525-9255


Kinsey Walker, 12, of Germantown, holding her family dog Sky, is this year’s Montgomery County ambassador for the March for Babies walk on Sunday at the Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg. Organized by the March of Dimes, the event raises money for research into preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. mortality. The Gaithersburg walk around the lake at the RIO Washingtonian Center is one of 11 walks in Maryland this weekend and next. Among them is a walk in Prince George’s County on Saturday in Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro. There were 1,445 babies born prematurely in Montgomery County in 2011, said Jennifer Abell, director of the suburban

Maryland division of the nonprofit, in an email. When Kinsey was approaching her sixth birthday, her mother, Dana Walker, suggested that they participate in a March of Dimes walk. “I said, ‘Why not walk to honor your life and celebrate it,’” said Walker. In the years since, mother and daughter have participated in marches in Washington, D.C.,

Frederick County and Northern Virginia. “They’re a lot of help, and you can make a difference,” Kinsey said. “We see new people every year, and I’ve learned about their diversity – some are five miles, some are three, some have stations.” Walker also suggested to Kinsey that she encourage friends and relatives to donate to the March of Dimes instead of giving her birthday presents, something Kinsey has been doing ever since. She said her new tasks as ambassador this year have taken her “out of her comfort zone”

Advocacy group wants to review work-study programs Maryland law center concerned about financial situation at Rock Terrace School




The Maryland Disability Law Center said it wants to participate in Montgomery County Public Schools’ review of its work-study programs for students. In an April 11 letter to Superintendent Joshua P. Starr, managing attorney Leslie Seid Margolis said the legal advocacy organization for people with disabilities has monitored

but that it hasn’t held her back. In addition to speaking at the kickoff dinner in Washington, D.C., in February, Kinsey and her mother have organized four “spirit night” fundraisers at area restaurants, which pledge part of the receipts from the fundraisers to the March of Dimes. “I’m learning about more responsibility and organizing stuff and developing social skills,” Kinsey said.

the situation at Rock Terrace School, where parents raised allegations that staff misappropriated money their children earned in work-study programs. Dana Tofig, a spokesman for the county school system, said in a Tuesday email that the school system was considering the law center’s request to have a representative in the group. “We are certainly interested in their input and will discuss the best way to get that input and incorporate it into our work,” Tofig said in the email. The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office is investigating the Rockville school that serves developmentally

disabled students. “We have many concerns about what happened at Rock Terrace, the proposed reimbursement plan, and the work programs themselves,” Margolis said in the letter. Starr put forward a plan in January to reimburse Rock Terrace students and create a workgroup to review the school system’s work-study programs and recommend whether students should continue to receive payments. The workgroup, which met for the first time April 7, consists of about eight members, including Rock Terrace Principal Katherine Lertora as well as special education transition teachers, principals and par-

ents from the school system. The group is scheduled to hold its next meeting May 19 and future meeting dates are under discussion. The workgroup is “an important first step in trying to fix this situation,” Margolis said in her letter, and the organization would bring “a deep knowledge of disability advocacy and special education law to the table.” “It is always our goal to work cooperatively with school systems to support policy change when change is needed, as it is here,” Margolis said in the letter.

Team effort So far, the biggest group of walkers this year is from Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, which is known for its childbirth programs and services. A total of 102 people, including employees and former NICU families, had signed up to walk as of Thursday, said Patricia Keating, team captain and manager of perinatal education at the hospital. Employees have also raised a few thousand dollars from bake sales and a chili cook-off in the months leading up to the march. Some of the money raised for the March of Dimes indirectly comes back to Holy Cross in the form of grants, Keating said. One grant helped start a childbirth education program in

Spanish, which the hospital now funds on its own, she said. Good prenatal care is one of the most important things that women can do to boost their chances of having a healthy baby, said Keating, who oversees free pregnancy-related classes at the Great Beginnings Baby Store at 18501 North Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg and at the Germantown public library at 19840 Century Blvd. Holy Cross also offers a program for pregnant teenagers called the Community United for at Term Infants and Education — CUTIE — program. This year the Walker family is bringing 26 people, including Kinsey’s grandparents to walk with them around the Washingtonian Center lake, said Walker. Contributors can donate online to the March of Dimes, to a team and to an individual. The Walker team is called—Walking for Little Miracles. One year, Kinsey also corralled her Girl Scout troop into walking with her, and she said it was a lot of fun. “I want a lot more kids to get involved,” she said.

Council: Get the butts out Resolution cites physical, economic costs of smoking




Montgomery County Council members are asking stores with pharmacies in them to stop selling cigarettes in their county locations, saying the practice is contradictory. The council introduced a resolution Tuesday sponsored by Council Vice President George L. Leventhal (D-At Large) of Takoma Park, Councilwomen Nancy Floreen (D-At Large) of Garrett Park and Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring, and Councilmen Philip M. Andrews

(D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg and Hans Riemer (D-At Large) of Takoma Park. According to the resolution, smoking is the largest cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S., with an estimated cost of nearly $300 billion a year. At least $130 billion of that is from direct medical costs, while losses in productivity cost more than $150 billion each year. In February, CVS Pharmacy announced that it will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products at its stores on Oct. 1, which is expected to cost the company more than $2 billion in sales. Attorneys general in 28 states recently called on large retailers to stop selling tobacco products in stores that include pharmacies.

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Continued from Page A-1 in 1890 before becoming a special taxing area in 1914. But for 100 years, at least some of the people who call Chevy Chase Village home have been meeting each year to make sure their neighborhood is in good health. “It is the 100th time the village residents have come together and met,” Baptiste said. During the meeting, residents heard reports from officials, village staff members, and various commissions and committees. Baptiste said 2013 was a “year of building on past accomplishments,” with sidewalk improvements and revisions to the village code completed. The board of managers also approved a $4.5 million operating budget for fiscal 2015, which


Continued from Page A-1 David Kottler, manager of Mamma Lucia, said his restaurant tries to participate in Restaurant Week every year, although it missed last year. “Any time there’s a chance to put our name out and give a good deal to the community, we always want to participate,” Kottler said. “Maybe it’ll bring new customers in, but it’s also a great way of showing our current customers that they can get a nice meal at a good price.” Mila Surage, manager of Parker’s American Bistro, said people love Restaurant Week because they want to feel they’re getting good food for a good price.


Continued from Page A-1 “It’s not regulated anywhere on Twitter,” Graham said. “I can choose whatever name I want.” The church related tweets, Graham said, were posted by accident. He said a mobile app inadvertently posted to his @ MCFirePIO account when had only meant for it to post to his Facebook page. “I wasn’t proselytizing on the MCFRS feed,” Graham said. The county’s policy defines

begins July 1, and a $1.8 million capital projects budget. Gary Crockett, the village’s treasurer, called the budget a “businessas-usual budget.” He said the budget includes spending about $660,000 from the village’s reserves, which are approaching $7 million. Chevy Chase Village has a population of 1,953, according to the 2010 census, and a median household income of $250,000. One notable item on the village’s budget is $250,000 for developing and improving Western Grove Park. The facility is a county park, but the village is helping fund improvements so they will be finished faster. Shana R. Davis-Cook, village manager, said park construction is slated to begin this year. “We’re hoping that we’re going to get some new people who have never been here before,” she said. The restaurants participating are 100 Montaditos, American Tap Room, Assaggi Mozzarella Bar, Cafe Deluxe, Jaleo, Lebanese Taverna, Luke’s Lobster, Mamma Lucia, Mon Ami Gabi, Mussel Bar & Grille, Nando’s Peri Peri, Parker’s American Bistro, Raku, Redwood, Vapiano and Vino Volo. Restaurant Week selections vary, and some restaurants are offering only specials during lunch or dinner, rather than during both mealtimes. The menus are available online at

social media as an umbrella term encompassing the technologies and programs the county uses to make content publicly available online and to interact with the public. The Office of Public Information sets guidelines for social media use and is required under the social media policy to keep a list of all of the county’s social media sites. The @MCFirePIO Twitter handle was not on that list. The county’s social media policy does not appear to specifically address the use of private accounts for offi-

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“Honking horns are our morning song here, because people just don’t yield the right of way,” John M. Fitzgerald, chief of the Chevy Chase Village Police Department, says of Chevy Chase Circle, on Connecticut Avenue on the Washington, D.C., line.


Continued from Page A-1 are doing, because they are not required to exit. Navigating the circle takes drivers’ full attention, Fitzgerald said, and communicating with other drivers is key. “We encourage heavyduty turn signal use,” Fitzgerald said. “... If you’re going to leave the circle or change lanes in the circle, you can do that, [but] signal so people know what to expect.” Even when drivers do have the right of way, Fitzgerald said, they should drive defensively, because other drivers might not be following the rules. “The safe way to drive in the circle is to assume that the other car is going to do some-

cial government business. But Lacefield said broader county policies limit how and when employees can act in an a way that appears to represent the government — rules that extend to social media, even private accounts. “The song is still the same,” Lacefield said. Lacefield said individual departments were responsible for tailoring the county’s policy to best meet their department’s needs. Fire Chief Steve Lohr said Graham’s tweets were “inappropriate.”

thing you don’t want them to do,” he said. “... Drive with your head on a swivel, your hand on the horn and the other hand on the turn signal.” If it’s not safe to exit, Fitzgerald said, don’t. “Some people cannot imagine going around that loop one more time,” he said. “... It’s just a head-scratcher. The road’s not going anywhere.” Likewise, drivers might be wise to follow the flow of traffic, especially at rush hour. “It’s not just about being right — it’s about being smart,” Fitzgerald said. An overview of the rules for Chevy Chase Circle is available in the news section of

Graham said he’s not tweeting from the account anymore. “You’re about three months late and a dollar short because I no longer use it [the account],” Graham said. As of Monday afternoon, the @MCFirePIO was still active, though its most recent post was an April 1 retweet from the current fire and rescue association spokesman Pete Piringer’s feed @mcfrsPIO, a tweet on the fire at Gables Upper Rock.

The Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services are teaming up to get the word out about infant injury prevention during April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. Over the last six to nine months, Montgomery County has seen an unusually high number of investigated injuries of children under the age of four. During that time, the county experienced an average of one fatality and two cases of life-threatening injury per month. Agnes Leshner works as the administrator for Child Welfare Services inside the county’s health and human services and said over the past year, her department received an average of 530 reports of abuse per month, and investigated an average of 250. Leshner said although there is no comparative data available, she has seen an increase in the amount of young child abuse cases. “We estimate that over the last six to nine months, 30 percent of the cases we investigated involved children under the age of four,” said Leshner. “Since we do investigations from newborns to 18-yearolds, 30 percent seems unusually high to us.” Leshner said in 2012 and 2013, they investigated seven child fatalities related to abuse each year. Since the beginning of 2014, they have already investigated six fatalities, at least three of which were children younger than 4. “Child abuse is as prevalent in Montgomery County as anywhere else in the United States,” said Leshner. “We need to work to reduce that number by a lot.” Leshner said it is not only important to inform new parents of the fragility of baby, but also encourage the community of a young parent to help out in anyway possible to relieve the stress that comes with having a young child.

Over the last six to nine months, Montgomery County has seen an unusually high number of investigated injuries of children under the age of 4. “For years there has been an emphasis on treatment of child abuse,” said Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department Dr. Erik Schobitz, during a press conference at Shady Grove Adventist on Thursday. “There now needs to be a focus on prevention, because prevention is the best cure.” President of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital John Sackett said in most cases there is no intent to harm the baby. “Rarely does someone go out to purposely harm a baby,” said Sackett. “But harm happens because new, young parents don’t always have the coping skills needed to handle a baby.” Part of the campaign, which is aimed at preparing young, new parents in child care, is to give out baby onesies, with the phrase, “FRAGILE – HANDLE WITH C.A.R.E.” printed on the front. “C.A.R.E.” stands for: C – Create a calm environment for your baby. A – Ask for help when you need it. R – relax. E – Enjoy your baby. “The onesies are being distributed as a reminder to parents that young children are precious and fragile,” County Executive Isiah Leggett said. The onesies will be handed out to parents in Shady Grove Adventist’s Birth Center, Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, young parents in the Montgomery County Public School system, and first-time mothers visited by the DHHS’s Community Health Nurses.



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Chess: A game for life to students Silver Spring children use spring break to hone their game, learn social and emotional skills




Even with the shortened spring break because of winter snows, some students at Broad Acres Elementary School in Silver Spring spent three of their five holidays last week back in school from 2 to 7:45 p.m. They were there for Spring Family Chess Camp, which ran April 15 through Thursday. Fifth-grader Maryory Maldonato, 11, said she didn’t mind spending her days off at school, as she was happy to be with friends, while playing chess and learning new social skills. “They were fun days,” Maryory said. “I got to spend my spring break wisely, instead of just watching TV or being on my tablet.” About 30 second- through fifth-graders signed up for the camp planned by Broad Acres counselor Fernando Moreno. “It’s not chess for making kids chess masters,” Moreno said. “This game is a place for you to challenge yourself. For me, the game of chess is a metaphor for life.” During the camp the students, most of whom knew the basics of chess through the school’s after-school chess club, learned new techniques from chess master Alex Eltobgi of the U.S. Chess Center in Washington, D.C., plus social and emotional skills with the help of the school’s ESOL counselor Elisabeth Fisher, Broad Acres’ English for speakers of other languages counselor. “Social emotional skills has become a buzz word, but what does it mean?” Fisher asked. “When you play chess you need [those skills], self-awareness, thinking, believing, remaining calm. They take it back to the classroom. It helps them remain on track with those skills.” Parents also were important participants in the camp. They were invited to attend workshops each day from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. and then join their children for a family dinner. The idea behind the parent component was to teach them stress reduction and relaxation techniques to use on themselves and take home to use with their children, said Wendy Bamatter, who


First-grader Bryan Segura and second-grader Kimberly Escobar play with a large chess set during Spring Family Chess Camp on Thursday at Broad Acres Elementary School in Silver Spring. works with the YMCA Youth & Family Services Linkages to Learning program at the school. They also worked on visualization and loving kindness, she said. Chess Camp ended with a tournament, with fifth-grader Adjete Da-Silveira, 11, winning the first-place trophy. “I love chess,” Adjete said. “It helps you with things in your life. It teaches you how to learn from your mistakes — like if you lose a piece without knowing it, that’s a mistake. In life you make a lot of mistakes, a lot of things come toward you you don’t expect.” His classmate Kousei Taguchi, 10, said chess helps him with math. “Whenever I do math I think about chess,” Kousei said. “You always have to find patterns [in math] and you have to do that in chess.”

Maria Moran, who has two children at the school — Yocely Aguilar, 9, and Daniel Aguilar, 8 — became so interested in the game that she learned how to play. “It’s a nice thing to do with the children,” she said. Moreno said this was the camp’s first year, but he was very happy with the results. “This camp at Broad Acres was more that a simple ‘Chess Camp,’” he wrote in an email. “It has been a true team work where many people and organizations came together to create a wonderful social emotional enrichment activity for students and their parents. The level of participation and engagement reflected the great success of the camp.”

EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Green Acres study LGBT issues Middle school students at Green Acres School in North Bethesda participated in the school’s fifth annual Day of Action, an event for students and parents to learn about and advocate against discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The theme of the April 11 discussions was “Raise Your Awareness, Raise Your Voice!” The day included discussions covering many ways in which students and adults can raise their awareness and be heard. Among them were “Why Is Standing Up So Hard?” which examined the forces that get in the way of students and teachers being upstanding, assessed which of them, if any, are good excuses for staying silent, and explored approaches to consider as advocates for others. An analyses of representations of LGBT families in commercials. Students reflected on the purpose and impact of commercials that are outside of many people’s notion of how “family” should be represented, and what implications this has for advertisers. A local woman discussed “Growing up Transgender” in a session for adults in which she shared her experience. In “Many Talks Later … ,” an adult son and his mother chronicled the lessons learned from his comingout story. It was a “day for learning what people’s experiences have been like. Maybe they are like yours, maybe they aren’t,” Peter Braverman, the middle school head, said in his opening statement. “With understanding comes the ability for us all to help others accept different perspectives.”

Annual DuFief tag sale is Saturday Dufief Elementary School will hold its annual community tag sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in its lower parking lot at 15001

OVERCROWDED SCHOOLS Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School

DuFief Drive, Gaithersburg. Vendor spots are available for $25; vendors keep all sales proceeds. A van from the National Children’s Center, which provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, will arrive to collect any unsold items that owners want to donate after the sale. For more information, contact Yonat Lurie at or 301-588-2985.

Universities at Shady Grove honors 25 seniors Twenty-one Montgomery County residents were among the top 25 graduating seniors recently recognized by Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. The students were honored for their leadership, service and dedication to the school and their community. “These 25 students are all wonderful representatives of the outstanding academic programs offered here ... , from top public universities from around the state,” said Stewart Edelstein, executive director and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University System of Maryland. “We’re so proud of their accomplishments and know they are each poised to succeed in their chosen professions and, more importantly, become outstanding citizens in our global community.” Exceptional seniors from each undergraduate program were eligible to earn the 2013-14 Academic Achievement Award. The winners were selected based on grade point average, participation in internships and honors societies, and contributions to their program of study. Student Leadership and Service Awards were presented to three seniors for outstanding leadership, service and dedication to the school and the community. Honorees were selected based on their participation in extracurricular activities, community service and commitment to their fellow students.


n Each week, The Gazette will feature a county school by the numbers, giving a glimpse at how local schools are dealing with overcrowded conditions.

Number of students:


Current student capacity:

Number of students over capacity:

Percent over capacity:

411 270 65.7 14.7 19.0 24.4

(Kindergarten through 5th grade)

School’s average class size:

MCPS average class size:




Grades 1 to 3

Grades 4 and 5

Number of school’s portable classrooms:

Total MCPS portable classrooms:

Student/ instructional staff ratio:

10 338 10.3 19.6 20.7 24 Kindergarten

Grades 1 to 3

Grades 4 and 5

MCPS average elementary school student/ instructional staff ratio:


1965 Year school was built 1998 Year of last renovation/modernization

“We use every little nook and cranny,” said Andrew J. Winter, Lucy V. Barnsley principal. “We have art on a cart and music on a cart for our part-time teachers and two teachers share the gym for P.E. some days.” The school has 10 portable classrooms for all its fourth-graders and Winter said he is hopeful that, after a feasibility study was conducted last year for a 12-room addition to the school, the school will be funded for the extra classrooms. “Morale, overall, I think, is pretty good,” he said. DATA FOR 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR SOURCE: MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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CELEBRATIONS HEALTH CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 Freedom From Smoking Class, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

to June 4, at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. For over 25 years, Freedom From Smoking has guided hundreds of thousands of people to gain the skills and techniques needed to control one’s behavior. Supported by the Montgomery County Cancer Crusade. $95.


Avery, Breunig Sara Torvik of Rockville and Carlos Avery of Gaithersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Avery, to Charlie Breunig, son of Betty Breunig of Hanover, N.H., and the late Charles Breunig. Erica and Charlie reside in Madison, Wisc., where Erica is employed as a Java developer and Charlie as a legal assistant. An August wedding in Randolph, N.H., is planned.

Taste Gastropub Restaurant Fundraiser Supports Lunch & Learn Program, from 11 a.m. to

Jacobs, Bartlett Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Mark Jacobs of Rockville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Eileen Jacobs, to Brian Michael Bartlett, son of Harold and Christine Bartlett of Olney. The bride-to-be graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2009 and

is a paralegal with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP. The prospective groom is a 2010 graduate of Towson University and is employed with the Medallion Financial Group of Gaithersburg. The couple will wed in Washington D.C. in June.

10 p.m. at the restaurant, 3418 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney. Enjoy lunch, dinner and carry out at Taste Gastropub on, April 24 and a percentage of your meal/drink check is donated to the nutrition department’s Lunch & Learn Program at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Participants must present a printable voucher. For more information, visit www.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25 Heart Smarts, from noon

to 2 p.m. at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Educational program focuses on strategies for heart-healthy living. Learn how to care for, prevent and reduce the risk of heart disease and other heart-related conditions. Family members are encouraged to participate. Free.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 Bariatric Support Group at MedStar Montgomery, from

6-7 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Support groups such as those conducted at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center have been shown to improve both the short-term and long-term success of weight loss surgery patients. MedStar encourages all of its pre-operative and post-operative patients to attend. Because a patient’s success is so closely related to the support of friends and family members, MedStar also encourages spouses or significant others, parents, siblings and adult children to attend. 301-774-8962.

RELIGION CALENDAR UPCOMING Victory Christian Church International, 7-7 Metropoli-

tan Court, Gaithersburg, will celebrate the 2014 National Day of Prayer with a gathering from 11:30 to 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. Speaker will be Germaine Copeland, author of “Prayers That Avail Much.” For more information, call 301-670-1600.

ONGOING Agape African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7700 Brink

Road, Gaithersburg, conducts Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Communion celebration on first Sundays, men leading worship on second Sundays, youth leading worship on third Sundays. “You’ll Get Through This” Bible Study from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 301-9248640;

Baranov, Schenkel Paula and David Schenkel of Brookeville announce the engagement of their son, David Alan Schenkel Jr., to Anastasia Baranov, daughter of Irena Zaretskaya and Rick Pruett of Gaithersburg. The prospective groom graduated from St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., in 2004. He is a 2008 graduate from Elon University in North Carolina and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. The bride-to-be graduated


from Quince Orchard High School in 2005 and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., in December 2008. The couple met while working at Aflac in Columbia and are now running an insurance agency together, representing Aflac, in Silver Spring. They currently reside in Historic Ellicott City. The wedding and reception is scheduled for October 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge.

Psihogios, Barrow Brad Barrow and Tina Barrow, formerly Psihogios, were wed on March 22, 2014, at Antrim 1844 in Taneytown. Tina’s bridesmaids included sister Alex Psihogios, cousin Jennifer Davis and friend Victoria Dinh, and best friend Rachel Pectol was the maid-of-honor. Brad was attended by cousin


Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St.,

Martin Reilly, brother-in-law Andrew Grimm, friend Kevin Phillippi and brother Justin Barrow, who served as the best man. The couple honeymooned in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands before returning to Thurmont, where they will reside.


Damascus, offers traditional Sunday morning worship services at 8:15 a.m., a youth contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. and a service of liturgy and the word at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for all ages during the school year. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Blvd.,

Bethesda, offers services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. each Sunday,

with Sunday School for all ages scheduled at 10 a.m. Child care is offered from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A fellowship and coffee hour follows the 8:30 a.m. service. 301-365-5733, Kemptown United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown

Church Road, Monrovia, conducts a contemporary service at 8 a.m. followed by a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, with children’s Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and adult Sunday school at 11 a.m. For information, call 301-253-1768. Visit www.

Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old

Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, conducts Sunday morning worship services at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school, nursery through adult, is at 9:30 a.m. 301-421-9166. For a schedule of events, visit www.

Neelsville Presbyterian Church, 20701 Frederick Road,

Germantown, offers services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings, with Sunday School for all ages at 9:40 a.m. Neelsville Presbyterian Church announces a new preschool partnership. Damascus Community Preschool is moving to Neelsville Presbyterian, 20701 Frederick Road, Germantown. Classes to begin in the fall. For sign-up and other information,

The Gazette

Helping have-nots

The Gazette endorses Today, The Gazette continues its endorsements for contested races in the June 24 party primaries.

For 8th Congressional District In Maryland’s 8th Congressional District, Christopher Van Hollen Jr. of Kensington is seeking a seventh term, and The Gazette endorses his candidacy. Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, demonstrates a clear grasp of the nation’s fiscal challenges. His work hammering out a federal budget agreement with Republicans will have direct benefits for his constituents — many of whom are federal workers who won’t see their pension payments increase and are getting a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment in pay. He also helped secure $150 million for Metro, which many workers rely on daily. Van Hollen has worked to counter pernicious effects of recent Supreme Court rulings on campaign finance. Calling the current system “broken,” he has a bill requiring the disclosure of campaign contributors’ names to eliminate “secret money” from the electoral process. Having a representative in Congress with Van Hollen’s growing influence and ability to legislate effectively is a big plus for the 8th District.

For 6th Congressional District Republicans in the 6th District will choose a nominee to challenge first-term Democrat John Delaney of Potomac, who is unopposed in June. The two GOP candidates, Dan Bongino and Harold W. Painter Jr., offer a striking contrast, in both philosophy and style. Bongino, a former Secret Service agent from Severna Park, embraces some of his party’s more libertarian stances. He favors replacing the federal income tax with a national sales tax of about 22 percent. He says it’s progressive than an income tax, because poorer Americans would receive a “prebate” to offset the sales levy. On foreign policy, he opposes military intervention in situations that don’t threaten U.S. security, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya. Bongino supports term limits and a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution, and takes a hard line against abortion, except in cases of rape or incest or when the mother’s health is jeopardized. Painter, a certified public accountant from Gaithersburg, insists that the 6th District have a representative who lives there. (While the district includes parts of Potomac, Delaney actually lives in Van Hollen’s district.) Having grown up in Western Maryland, where he still has family, Painter says he’s best suited to represent blue-collar families and their needs. Many of his positions put him — refreshingly — at odds with conventional GOP orthodoxy. For example, he advocates raising income taxes on the rich and cutting them for the working class. But he also demonstrates a disturbing inability to grasp the complexities of important issues, such as a self-professed ignorance of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Painter, although weak on the issues, is a better option for Montgomery than Bongino, so Painter gets The Gazette’s endorsement.

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Point out graffiti; it gets cleaned up As the downtown Silver Spring people know, they hear from me when there is graffiti in the downtown area. I have not written to them in a year and one month. There is very little graffiti in downtown Silver Spring [“Silver Spring residents see increase in graffiti,” Feb. 19; “The police graffiti runaround,” letter, March 12]. If there was significant graffiti, I would take a picture of it, and send it to the red shirts for the DTSS or to Graffiti Abatement Partners if it was out of

the immediate downtown area. I first started making sure that the tags got removed over 10 years ago. It is remarkable how taggers almost never continue after their tag is removed promptly. New taggers pop up as they are wont to do, but it if you walk in the downtown area you will find next to no tags. ... After one tagger makes his way around the area, and he gets cleaned up, he rarely tries to do it again. I am sure of it, I keep excellent records, and so I

can also prove it. The only time the tags appear bad is when a critical number is reached and then the taggers think that they can leave their mark more permanently, and a bunch go out at once. I’ve seen it several times in the last 10 years, when I’ve deliberately not reported tags hoping to train others to also report them. ... Finally, almost all of you have smartphones, just take a picture when you walk by, and send to the appropriate person on the spot, and it will get re-

moved. Far too many people feel that they are too important to bother sending in this information. The others think that it will not work, when it does. This bellyaching is really not becoming. I take a lot of pride in the fact that downtown Silver Spring has very little graffiti. While there are certain people in the downtown office who are easier to work with than others, just report the graffiti when it occurs and it goes away. Promptly.

Joseph O. Boggi, Silver Spring

Distortions getting into print I have been an employee of Montgomery County government for 14 years. I came to this job with a strong management background, a proven track record and a strong work ethic. I pride myself in being forthright and honest. I am also a resident, and property and income taxpayer. As election season gets into full swing, voters need to be aware that distortions and claims make headlines, but actual facts rarely get into print. I would be eternally grateful if the county salary increases of 13.5 percent to 19.5 percent over two years applied to me [“Proposed

county budget straitjackets taxpayers,” letter, April 2]. In September of 2013 I received a 3.25 percent costof-living increase and in September of 2014 I hope to get an additional 3.25 percent COLA again. If my math is correct, that is 6.5 percent. I also received a one-time 0.5 percent bonus, which was about $425 before deductions. For those who qualified for step or longevity raises, they earned them and deserved them. Since 1994, the county no longer provides defined benefit pensions. We have a 401K plan. The lower the pay scale,

the less the worker puts in. The county’s match was reduced as a cost-saving measure. I expect to work until the maximum retirement age, which at this time is death. Those who do have a pension, earned them and deserve them. Sustainability is a buzz word when discussing the county’s operating budget. As we have seen in the recent past, positions get cut, folks become part of a reduction in force (RIF), jobs get eliminated, pay gets frozen and benefits get cut. To balance the budget on the backs of those folks the taxpayer depends on to get things done,

sends a most ominous message. What is not going to be sustainable, is the overall quality of the work force. When you lose institutional knowledge and experience, what was once a career is now but a stepping stone. Good employees are the greatest asset the county will ever have. We need to step away from the groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings and photo-ops and remember that it is also the taxpayer who pays for the capital budget as well. And ... it is the taxpayer that the employees serve.

Robert A. Fischer, Germantown

Waiting for someone to speak up for Wheaton In her semi-annual report to the County Council, Planning Chair Francoise Carrier described the planning process for designing Downtown Bethesda — “Planning staff engaged stakeholders (businesses, property owners, residents, employees, etc.) in workshop activities and discussions of ideas, insights, goals, and visions of what the core should look like.” Wheaton is entering a similar process — redevelopment of Lot 13 as its Downtown Wheaton core site. But few Wheaton stakeholders are involved with the new Wheaton Town Center. DOT and representatives of other agencies are negoti-

ating directly with a private development team, out of the public view, and the Wheaton community only gets to react to the proposal’s tweaking, rather than participate actively in the Downtown design and function process. The council will soon review the CIP appropriation to fund this redevelopment. While an earlier version specified that the town center was to be “ON Lot 13,” the latest one has been changed to “AT Lot 13” — to accommodate the four separate pieces of the town center that are four multi-functioning parcels rather than one larger town center for hosting a variety of

large and small activities year round, i.e, the Taste of Wheaton, ethnic music and cultural festivals, arts and crafts shows, etc. This is not what the Sector Plan recommends and not what stakeholders envisioned. Interestingly, on the CIP form, under disclosures, the county executive asserts “that the project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans ...” The proposed development clearly does not conform to the Sector Plan vision and recommendations. Rumors from Rockville say that the project is too far along to change — but whose fault is

that? Elected officials and DOT have known for months about stakeholder concerns and objections but continued to negotiate for this flawed project. The council says it is an executive branch decision — however funding is the council’s decision — and we are waiting for someone to speak up for Wheaton and show some leadership in redirecting this proposal towards the Sector Plan vision and not fund the self-serving interests of a private development team at the expense of Wheaton’s future.

Virginia Sheard, Kensington

No studies support speed cameras improve safety Speed cameras may or may not make our neighborhood streets safer, but Dana Friedman’s April 2 letter [“Speed cameras make Olney safer”] leaves me wondering how she comes to the conclusion that her neighborhood streets are actually safer when she herself says she has gotten several camera-generated

tickets, despite the fact that she’s aware of the existence of the cameras. I would have been more convinced had she indicated that since the cameras were installed in her neighborhood that she now drives more cautiously and complies with all speed laws, not just those in the vicinity of the cameras.

That would be a more compelling case for her assertion. Contrary to studies which do show a reduction in serious or fatal accidents at intersections where red light cameras have been installed, there are no credible studies that I’m aware of which support claims by county officials that speed cameras are there to promote

safe driving, not just to generate revenue as critics claim. Unfortunately, we can’t rely on county officials to pursue an unbiased study that may debunk their claims and compel them to abandon a program that generates millions in needed revenue.

Kevin Williams, Germantown

Flaws in Takoma Park Metro Station development story This issue of development at the Takoma Metro Station is an important one in my neighborhood of Takoma Park. Like most of my neighbors, I support sensible development there provided it will be compatible in size and design with our surrounding historic neighborhood and not interfere with the ability of the station to function well as a Metro station. Your paper’s article about the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board meeting on March 27 contained a number of errors and omissions [“Takoma Metro development moves forward,” April 2]. Most importantly, it failed to report that those opposing the proposal outnumbered supporters by more than 2 to 1. Despite this

fact — and the ready availability of opponents to be interviewed, the article contained comments only from supporters. The reporter repeatedly quoted supporter Cheryl Cort of Coalition for Smarter Growth, but failed to mention that that Ms. Cort’s group accepts funding from the developer, EYA, whose logo appears in the Coalition’s 2013 Annual Report where it is identified as a charter member of the Coalition’s Smart Growth Business Council. The article also stated that the building would be three stories at street level, but in fact, the height is four stories — the foyer is two levels — and it will be 72 feet high at street level, well beyond zoning limits. The article also quoted

WMATA dismissing concerns about reducing parking spaces by stating that the lot is historically not fully “occupied.” But the lot is not full because of WMATA’s own parking restrictions — a simple solution would be to allow six- to seven-hour parking in all spaces. Finally, EYA (the developer) did not hold public meetings “at least four times” as Jack Lester of EYA told your reporter. The only public meeting was the one I attended, at the Washington Theological Seminary on Laurel Avenue in Takoma Park in August 2013. I would not have missed an opportunity to attend another. The point is that “smart” growth is not just any growth. To be smart, in-fill development must take into consider-

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The hearts of Montgomery County cry out for the least fortunate. The wallets of Montgomery County, however, make sure their kids have all the nice things. (What’s $80,000 when it goes for a fancy scoreboard at Winston Churchill High School?) That conflict between hearts and wallets will be the subject of meetings next month hosted by the county Board of Education as it examines the inequities in private contributions among the county’s schools. Beyond the hearts and wallets, the problem is going to need brains, and we should be confident Montgomery County can figure this out. Significant amounts of money are at play here. Bruce Crispell, director of the school system’s Division of Long-range Planning, studied the issue and found that county public schools collected 124 private donations, totaling nearly $2.1 million between 2011 and 2013. Half were less than $1,000. Above that, most were in the $1,000 to $3,000 range. The period also includes more than $1 million raised for Wootton High School’s artificial turf field. Money like this goes for things that have been for years the responsibility of parents: things like scoreboards or fancy playground equipment. One thing the school board shouldn’t decide is in an effort to build equity that the county take over responsibility for providing these amenities. The school board also shouldn’t take control of donations. Regulating how much can be collected, or funneling private contributions into a central pool that divvies out money – in an attempt at fairness – will only breed resentment. But there could be Solomonic compromises possible. What if a school for the haves partnered with a school for the have-nots? By joining forces in fundraising, could two schools divide the money based on how much work each side contributes? What if the PTA took this on as part of their mission, to solicit big donors to chip in for these schools where the families can’t? We believe a solution exists, and we look forward to the school board’s actions.


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ation the fit with the existing space. In this case, that space is a Metro station located in a nationally recognized historic district, with narrow streets and heavy traffic. I believe that development at the Metro station can be an attractive addition to the neighborhood, a desirable place for new residents to live, and an enhancement to the Metro rider’s experience. But the current EYA design does not accomplish that. As this proposal moves forward, we readers will appreciate the Gazette’s continued reporting. I hope it will be more balanced and accurate in the future.

Christine Simpson, Takoma Park

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So, how did MoCo do in Annapolis? “Great News: Despite the failure of the school construction study bill...Governor O’Malley has agreed to require the study by executive order.” — DEL. ERIC LUEDTKE (D-DIST. 14), FACEBOOK, 4/8/14 What do Montgomery County lawmakers and morticians have in common? They’re both good at making corpses look lifelike. For MoCo lawmakers the corpse is the county’s statehouse quest for more school construction money, their top priority in this year’s General Assembly. It’s dead as a doornail but MoCo’s lawmakers are painting it a “great news” victory. It all started last year when school officials announced yet another round of delayed school renovations and replacements in a school system swollen by new immigrant youngsters adding 2,000 students annually (enough to fill one new school building every year). Angry Montgomery parents awoke from their comatose state and began filling school auditoriums demanding action. “We represent thousands of students across Montgomery County who are attending crumbling, outdated, overcrowded schools because our state legislators, council members and board of education talk about what they value, but do not act on those values,” a Rockville high school senior testified at one hearing. Facing a difficult reelection, county executive Ike Leggett responded by increasing the county’s school construction budget 13 percent. But that meant cutting a host of other badly needed county construction projects and still left Montgomery’s six-year school construction budget $230 million short. Afraid to raise taxes, again, Leggett and the county council were left with only one place to find the money: Annapolis. So in January, with great fanfare, Leggett and Montgomery’s

state delegation kicked off their Sorry, folks, it was all an March on Annapolis. The plan election-year charade. By was to get the same extra fund- March Sen. Nancy “I think ing that Baltimore city got in it’s doable” King was saying, 2013, a guaranteed $20 million “From the get-go I haven’t a year for 30 years on top of the believed that bill could go usual share of state school con- anywhere.” And Del. Anne struction funds parceled out Kaiser (D-Dist. 14), MoCo’s annually. House delegation chair, said “I think it’s doable, we just the county’s lawmakers, “were need to present the informa- not necessarily expecting it to tion right,” said Sen. Nancy pass.” Even Leggett changed King (D-Dist. 39). Also, county his tune saying that he didn’t lawmakers were still celebrat- really need the cash until 2016 ing last year’s top county prior- or 2017 when nearly half Moity, the 83 percent Co’s schools will be gas tax increase. overcrowded. Back then Sen. JaOkay, how about mie Raskin (D-Dist. that help from Balti20), the senate delmore city that Ike was egation chairman, counting on? Well, crowed, “When we here’s how the Baltiget together and more Sun put it, “... we have our eyes they (MoCo, PG and on the prize, we are Balt. Co.) could easabsolutely unstopily produce another pable.” $20 million a year in MY MARYLAND revenue on their own To the untrained eye MoCo’s without asking the BLAIR LEE school construcstate for help.” You tion crusade did see, the state’s duty is look “unstoppable.” After all, to help Baltimore city, not the didn’t Leggett testify for Bal- suburbs. timore’s school bill last year? In committee MoCo’s And didn’t he say there’d be school construction bill was a “me, too” moment when he gutted and, instead, turned into expected reciprocal help for a summer study bill. But the Montgomery’s schools? And legislative leaders didn’t even didn’t Montgomery’s state del- have the decency to pass this egation unanimously vote for castrated version. So now Gov. Baltimore’s school bill? And O’Malley, by executive order, doesn’t Montgomery, with will “study” MoCo’s request. So 17 percent of the state’s stu- much for “unstoppable” Montdents, only get 11 percent of gomery. the state’s school construction Leggett says the study commoney? mission is “significant progAnd wasn’t MoCo a good ress” and remains confident soldier back in 2008 when Gov. that Montgomery will ultiO’Malley reneged on his $55 mately prevail. But back home million school construction he’s catching hell from his ritrade for MoCo’s tax hike votes? vals. “He (Leggett) was fighting And didn’t MoCo go quietly, for the children of Baltimore again, in 2012 when O’Malley and not fighting for the chiland the legislature slashed dren of Montgomery County,” MoCo’s teacher pension grant, charged Doug Duncan at a the last state funding formula recent debate. “That’s a real favoring MoCo? And, now, with problem when the county exthe county executives of P.G. ecutive of Montgomery County County and Baltimore County isn’t looking out for the interon board, how could a joint bill ests of Montgomery County in seeking Baltimore’s deal for all Annapolis.” three counties fail? Heck, the In response, Leggett says House bill had 71 sponsors, a that Baltimore’s school needs legislative majority! had to be tended to first, to sug-

gest otherwise is “laughable.” On the politics, he’s right. Baltimore city had the political muscle and savvy to grab $600 million in guaranteed school construction money all to itself. But on the merits, he’s wrong. The state’s rescue of Baltimore’s deplorable schools is just another reward for the city’s malfeasance. When the city let its jail go to hell, the state took it over. When the city let it’s community college go to hell, the state took it over. Now the state is bailing out the city’s schools which went to hell because the city refused to close half-empty buildings as enrollment plummeted. Instead of biting the bullet, Baltimore wasted $10 million a year maintaining and repairing buildings that should have been closed. But city officials didn’t want the boundary battles so, as a result, the city had the state’s lowest classroom occupancy rate. Consider this: MoCo, with 155,000 student and Baltimore, with 85,000 students have approximately the same number of school buildings. The most surprising aspect of MoCo’s school construction fiasco this year is that O’Malley and the legislative leaders didn’t throw Montgomery a few million, one-time only school bucks to help Ike’s re-election. I guess paying off the “House of Cards” movie production company was more important. Senate President Mike Miller is fond of describing Ike Leggett as “such a nice guy.” The problem is that in Annapolis, as in baseball, nice guys finish last. Blair Lee is chairman of the board of Lee Development Group in Silver Spring and a regular commentator for WBAL radio. His past columns are available at blairlee. His email address is


Ethics changes would not ‘gut’ the law Rockville City Councilman Tom Moore claims that some municipal officials are trying to “gut Maryland’s municipal ethics law” and he is fighting for transparency [“Rockville leaders vote 3-2 to support current ethics disclosures,” April 15]. Perhaps he should start by being honest about what he is trying to do, which is misinform the public to further his own interests. The 2010 law limits the receipt of gifts and forbids conflicts of interests, restrictions that are similar to the existing laws previously in place in many municipalities, including Gaithersburg and Rockville. The law also requires disclosure of: • All property owned by an elected official or candidate, including the identity of the seller, the purchase price and the identity of any co-owners. This includes property anywhere in the world, acquired at any time the individual was alive, as long as they still own it (or part of it) during the reporting period. • Interests in all corporations and partnerships (stocks, bonds, business ownership, etc.). The amount owned must be disclosed as well as the purchase price, seller etc. • Interests in business entities doing business with the city (defined as transactions of $5,000 or more, or being regulated by the city). • Gifts of $20 or more, or $100 or more total from persons or entities doing business with the city. • Employment with or interests in entities doing business with the city. • Indebtedness to entities doing business with city, excluding retail credit accounts,

by the elected official/candidate. • Immediate family members of the elected official/candidate employed by the city in any capacity. • Sources of earned income including the names and addresses places of employment and businesses owned by all members of the elected official’s (or candidate’s) immediate family. Minor child employment does not have to be reported unless the city does business with their employer. The changes proposed in the last session were to 1) limit the disclosure of properties owned to those in the state of Maryland and to 2) limit disclosure of additional individual family member information (such as employment details for a spouse or dependent child) to the Local Ethics Commission for review rather than to the general public. If any concerns were identified that information would be made public. Perhaps Tom finds the fact a person has an out-of-state vacation cottage inherited from their parents important, perhaps he can’t imagine having a spouse whose employment involves confidentiality, or even danger. Perhaps he thinks it is fine that the only people willing to run for local office will be those for whom the office is just a stepping stone to a political career that will require disclosure sooner or later. If so I disagree with him. But I certainly don’t think these two proposed changes amount to gutting the law, and it is inaccurate to call it that.

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Posted online by 8 a.m. the following day. Schedules subject to change. BOYS’ LACROSSE: Churchill at Wootton, noon Saturday Two of the top public boys’ lacrosse teams renew their rivalry.

GOLF: Landon at Georgetown Prep, 4:30 p.m. Thursday SOFTBALL: Montgomery Blair at Col. Zadok Magruder, 1 p.m. Saturday

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Baseball: After tearing ACL twice, player finds stability at third base BY TED BLACK STAFF WRITER

At the beginning of the 2014 baseball season, Georgetown Prep senior infielder Quentin Bubb said he had a few reservations about the spring schedule. Bubb, a Germantown native who grew up playing youth baseball alongside Gaithersburg High School senior Nick DeCarlo and Poolesville senior shortstop Robbie Metz and fellow Falcons Hunter Pearre and Chris Convers, was recovering from his second torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He also began the season not knowing exactly what position he would play in the field or

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Walt Whitman High School’s Evan Woods, shown competing in cross country last fall, was one of the county’s track athletes trying to earn a qualifying time for this weekend’s Penn Relays.

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It didn’t matter so much what place Evan Woods finished at the Coyote Invitational on April 5, hosted by Clarksburg High School. Winning, of course, was nice, but his only tangible goal was to run four laps around a track in 4 minutes, 20 seconds or less — a Penn Relays qualifying time. “I think a bunch of guys in the field today were looking to hit 4:20, make the Penn Relays,” Woods said. “But that’s not in the cards when you’re going like a 67 [second] first lap. ... I can’t complain with the place but I’m not very happy with the time. I’ve been training

all through the winter, looking for a sub-4:20, but that’s why the qualifier is so hard though. You can do a 4:20 at the end of the season, but running that in the first couple weeks is really hard.” Which brings to light a bit of a paradox for athletes and relay teams fighting to qualify for the big meet in Philadelphia: peaking early. It is scheduled for Thursday-Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania. “I try to keep my base stretched out as long as possible, carry me into the later part of the season like states — the meets that really matter to me,” Woods said. “This is really hit or miss whether you can hit that so early and that’s why they have such good runners

there.” Cross country, swimming, and track are a bit different than the majority of sports in that winning early in the season means next to nothing. Training is predicated towards the county, region, and state meets — the final three weeks of the season or, as it’s known in the lexicon, “championship season.” “We don’t really care about winning right now,” Winston Churchill coach Scott Silverstein said. “It’s all about what we’re running in May.” But the Penn Relays are not in May, they’re at the end of April, and the final day

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Taking the pressure out of youth tennis matches USTA Play Day circuit provides competition in low-pressure setting



The group of parents was calm, despite being gathered around a window peering onto the playing area at the Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center on Saturday as their children, aged 10 and under, engaged


in match play, That is rarely the case in spectator areas at U.S. Tennis Association junior tournaments. Most people will admit it’s more taxing, emotionally, to watch a loved one play a tennis match than play one, especially when ranking points are at stake. But that is the whole idea behind USTA Maryland’s Play Day circuit that started Saturday and is scheduled to run

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Sherwood High School senior Natalie Sebeck (right) uses her height to win a faceoff in the 2013 4A/3A state tournament.

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Saida Atayev, 8, of Rockville, serves the ball during Saturday’s United States Tennis Association Play Day at the Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center in Bethesda.

In past years, high school girls’ lacrosse draws were free-for-alls. At the start of each half, and after every goal, centers would line up for the draw with four girls from each team standing outside of the circle, waiting to pounce on the ball. When the whistle blew, chaos ensued. “It was really cluttered,” Clarksburg High School player Meghan Rusnak said. “A lot of people in the middle. A lot of empty checks.” But a new rule, implemented prior to this season, is making for a less crowded draw environment. Whereas last season a maximum of five players from each team were allowed inside

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Continued from Page B-1 the restraining lines — located on both team’s 25-yard lines — this season there is a three-player maximum, according to the US Lacrosse Women’s Rulebook, endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Coaches said the rule — which the NCAA added in 2012 — is making the game cleaner and


Continued from Page B-1 through the end of September, USTA Mid-Atlantic Section Maryland Tennis Service Representative Alex Chan said. On the third Saturday of each month, a different facility across Montgomery County scheduled to host a Play Day, an event designed to introduce young tennis players to match play and competition in a low-pressure environment in the hopes they will enjoy it and continue to pursue what is oftenreferredtoasalifetimesport. “A USTA Play Day is basically an event that allows kids to experience some match play while it is not being counted for


Continued from Page B-1 for individual qualifying was earlier this month. For the 3,200-relay teams — all 400- and 800-relay teams submitted make it, 3,200-relays have to hit a qualifying mark. It puts athletes in a peculiar position of attempting to run their best times far too early in the season, fresh off a few-week

sometimes not knowing until 10 minutes before the game started. A lot depended on what guys were healthy. We got one of our outfielders back recently, so now I know I am going to play third base. I like playing the outfield, but I always felt more comfortable in the infield.” Through the Hoyas’ first 13 games, Georgetown Prep coach Chris Rodriguez knew he could put Bubb anywhere on the field and not have to worry about him. In a sense, the senior and Lafayette University recruit was the team’s ultimate utility player. “I know that I can pencil Quentin in to play second base, third base, left field or right field and he’s going to be able to handle everything that comes his way,” Rodriguez said. “He’s always played at

a high level and with quality players, so I knew I could put him anywhere. He always seemed more comfortable in the infield, so third base seemed like the ideal place to put him once we solidified the whole roster and got some players back.” Bubb suffered his first torn ACL during the summer prior to his sophomore year at Georgetown Prep and he suffered his second one last summer. But he was not discouraged by the latest injury, he said. After several months of rehabilitation, Bubb vowed to come back this spring and end his time at Georgetown Prep on a positive note. “That first ACL injury was tough,” Bubb said. “It took me a while to feel at full strength. But my junior year was my best year. I was disappointed to tear my

safer. “Having less people there to get in the way, it’s been better for us,” Clarksburg coach Sean Kelly said. “... It’s not a big huge party.” Kelly said Clarksburg has benefited from the restriction, with his center Kaelyn O’Neill, “a directional draw taker,” helping the team win about 60 percent of its draws. The senior said she tries to direct the ball to Rusnak, a sophomore attacker, or the 5-foot-10

Andie deCelis. “If our team can win it right off the draw, it’s really good,” O’Neill said. “It’s not as much a struggle on the ground.” Rusnak has led the team in draw controls through the midway point of the season, according to Kelly. “I like it a lot more,” Rusnak said. “... It was kind of confusing when you first go out because it was a lot different ... but it wasn’t

that difficult to adjust.” SherwoodcoachKellyHughes said last year there would be more of a fight for possession after the draws and that the new rule favors skill over physicality. “It’s advantageous for people that are trying to go with the changesinthespeedofthegame,” said Hughes, whose draw unit of Natalie Sebeck, Kristen Lauda and EmilyKenulhaswon74percentof its draw attempts.

Bullis senior Caitlin McMahon said that with fewer players around the circle, the centers have a better chance of winning the draw by themselves, adding that she was undecided about whether shewasinfavoroftherulechange. “[Last season] there were so many girls there at one time, eager to get the ball. It was kind of hectic,” McMahon said. Montgomery Blair coach Michael Horne said that there has

been less stick swinging this season and that he supported the restriction because it improved player safety. The Blazers coach recommended an addition to the rule: “I wonder if it might be a good idea to make a further change, similar to the boys’ game, where possession must first be established before attack and defense players can cross the restraining line and join the play.”

anything,” Chan said. “It gives the kids a chance to experience what a match is like and gives them the opportunity to play against different kids of varying skill levels. We want them to get into the habit of how a match plays out and how to keep score and how to be a good sport. Those are all important skills. It’s getting used to the idea of just playing, whether you win or lose, for love of the game and it helps with mental skills as well as practice.” Chan said there was a concerted effort to spread the program out to areas in the county where tennis might only be on children’s periphery. While the next Play Day will be held at the Bullis School in Potomac on May 17, the following three — Whea-

ton Indoor Tennis (June 21), Bretton Woods in Germantown (July 18) and the Montgomery TennisPlex (Aug. 16) — will be hosted by facilities in areas not overly represented by top level tennis players. The all-Montgomery Region II has dominated state high school tennis with 30 team titles since the tournament’s 1975 inception, including 13 straight. Of the 99 individual titles won by county singles players and doubles teams, only 15 were by athletes outside of Rockville, Bethesda and Potomac — the last of which was a 1999 boys’ doubles title won by Daniel Min and Russell Bryan of Springbrook. Though the circuit is geared toward children 10 and under, it is not necessarily limited to abso-

lute beginners without any match experience. “It helps to play matches without a pressure packed situation,” Chan said. “It’s great for kids to be in classes and taking lessons but they also have to learn how to use the different strokes in a match and this is a great next step. I think then if they enjoy playing and want more competition, they can move on to more advanced tournament play and junior team tennis.” The Play Day circuit is part of the USTA’s recent 10 and Under Tennis initiative, where court dimensions and equipment cater to children’s smaller stature. The Montgomery County Play Days will feature courts sized for the red 8-under tennis balls (plays

75 percent slower than a normal tennis ball, according to and orange tennis balls for kids ages 9-10. The lower bounces and slower moving tennis balls allow for children to engage in more rallies, which caters to the USTA’s ‘play to learn’ motive Chan said the section has embraced. “It’s a good opportunity for [the kids] to actually play the game rather than just work on strokes and form and there is a broader [spectrum] of kids than the ones they see every day in class,” said Kensington resident David Benson, whose 10-year-old daughter Olivia takes lessons at Wheaton and was participating in Saturday’s event. “We hope this will also be a good way for us to

find leagues [and other playing] opportunities.” A main reason for children leaving a sport, Chan said, is because they no longer find it fun. Studies have shown that while a lot of young children might play tennis recreationally, that number seems to dwindle, according to USTA tournament involvement, Chan added. The hope is that Play Days provide a good gateway. “We want to try and create that bridge,” Chan said. “Some kids feel it’s a little daunting, they’re a little intimidated by [match play and tournaments] but the Play Day option, there is much less pressure on the kids and no elimination.

break between indoor and outdoor,whensomearecomingfrom other sports, such as swimming or basketball, or injuries. Most are stillseveralsecondsofftheirmarks from the previous year. “The truth of the matter is, a lot of the Penn marks you almost have to do in indoor,” Silverstein said. “Part of it is weather, part of it is that you have to shift gears down a little bit because you’re starting off again. You have to

give the kids a few weeks off in between indoor and outdoor so they take a few steps back.” Relay times can be used from the indoor season, but if they don’t cross in the requisite time, as Walter Johnson’s 3,200-relay hadn’t — the Wildcats easily surpassed the needed time at the Coyote Invitational — then there are roughly three weekends in the outdoor season to do so. Unfortunately for the east

coast teams, the weather hasn’t been too cooperative for Penn Relays qualifying times. “The[jumpers]aren’thittingit because it’s early and the weather is not great and so it happens,” Silverstein said. “You don’t want to make excuses it just — if they don’t hit it they don’t hit it. There are a lot of events — we entered a lot of individual events with just the chance ‘Hey let’s hope it’ll be a nice day and hope they do some-

thing.’” “It just takes awhile,” he said. “The process isn’t something that you can force.” But that’s the tricky part: in order to qualify, if a team hasn’t hit the mark, the issue has to be forced. “Realistically you always try to hit it in indoor,” Silverstein said. Discus throwers, such as Churchill’s David Kaplan, don’t get that opportunity. Because it’s

only an outdoor event, they are allowed to use marks from the previous season, but there’s a monumental difference between a high school athlete’s physical abilities between entire years. Kaplan surpassed the required heave of 150 feet at the Coyote Invitational, but he’d have been fresh out of luck if he hadn’t. Such is the Penn Relays system. It’s not perfect. It’s not easy. But it’s what has to be done.

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ACL again last summer [playing in a tournament at the University of Virginia], but I’m gradually getting back to full strength and I’m looking forward to next month when we play in our [Interstate Athletic Conference] tournament and then the private schools tournament.” Georgetown Prep is among the favorites to win the IAC title. “Those early years when I was 9 and started playing with Nick and Robbie and Hunter were what got me interested in baseball,” Bubb said. “Hunter’s dad was our coach and he just made everything about baseball so much fun. I just could not wait to get to practice and then get out and play.”


Georgetown Prep’s Quentin Bubb throws against Landon in 2013 game.

would bat in the Little Hoyas’ lineup. But two months into the season, with Georgetown Prep (15-6) on an eightgame win streak, Bubb has settled into a rhythm in the field and at the plate. After playing five different positions on defense, Bubb has solidified the spot at third base and bats fifth or sixth depending on the opposing pitcher. “What I liked about the first part of the season playing defense was knowing that I had to be prepared to play any position,” said Bubb, who has played first base, second base, third base, left right and right field. “But what I didn’t like was

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Wootton looks like it’s ready to contend for region title After losing title game last year, Patriots look for redemption n

One year after the Thomas S. Wootton High School baseball team reached the 4A West Region final and lost Winston Churchill, the Patriots are poised to make a run at the region title that eluded them last spring.



Thomas S. Wootton High School’s Matt Hsiung makes a play against Winston Churchill in a game last season.

On April 14, the Patriots defeated 4A North Region contender Sherwood, 2-1, in 10 innings. It was the second extra-inning game between the two teams this season. Sherwood won the first meeting, 1-0, on March 22. “I think they beat us the first time around on an unearned run and then we beat them on an unearned run on Monday,” Wootton seventhyear coach JD Marchand said. “We have been getting good pitching

HOW THEY RANK Baseball n 1. Poolesville n 2. Gaithersburg n 3. Georgetown Prep n 4. Montgomery Blair n 5. Thomas S. Wootton

and playing good defense. We had a rough game against Gaithersburg and another one against [Montgomery] Blair, but other than that we’ve played good defense and our pitchers have thrown strikes.” Through the first half of the schedule, junior pitcher Matt Ainsworth (40, 0.38 earned run average) has earned the role of ace of the Patriots’ staff. But junior Matt Hsiung and senior Noah Kimball have also provided the Patriots with quality outings. All three have also been instrumental in the

lineup, as has catcher Michael Elliott. “The last time I looked, Matt was hitting close to .500 and Noah was hitting around .400,” Marchand said. “Matt has really played well at shortstop and Michael has been very good behind the plate. His bat started to come around and we decided to move him up in the order to give the offense more of a spark.”

Gaithersburg loses first game On April 14, Blair (8-2) knocked Gaithersburg from the ranks of the undefeated when the Blazers shut out the Trojans, 3-0. “We’ve been playing good defense and getting good pitching and keeping it simple,” Blair third-year coach Eric Zolkiewicz said. “Senior Neal Gahart threw an excellent game against Gaithersburg. He throws strikes and he keeps hitters off balance.”

Holy Cross gets its ‘groove’ back GC catches up on games quickly n

After many early losses, Tartans play well on California trip n

By May 2, the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School softball team will have played 14 games in three weeks (weather permitting) — five games during a spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, four games this week,

It may have been a rough start to the season for the Academy of the Holy Cross girls’ lacrosse team, but it was nothing that a California vacation couldn’t turn around. After losing six of their first seven games, the Tartans are back to .500 (6-6 as of Monday) and have won their past five,


LACROSSE NOTEBOOK BY ERIC GOLDWEIN including three victories in their annual spring break trip. “I think we’re finally turning the tables, we’re getting our groove back,” junior Kerrina Fitzpatrick said. The girls, along with the coaches and some of the parents, returned last Thursday from the five-day trip, which included a stop at SeaWorld San Diego. Though the girls played three games against Torrey Pines, Poway and Cathedral Catholic, their biggest competition may have been the scavenger hunt. The team split into two groups — Black and Purple — completing various tasks around Del Mar, Calif., including performing a flash mob in a restaurant, singing an order at Starbucks (and retracting the order) and drawing a round of applause at a restaurant. “It was just fun stuff like that that had everybody involved,” said Fitzpatrick, a member of the winning Purple team. The trip was an escape from the cold Maryland weather, which has forced the Tartans to practice inside for most of the season; instead of rain, they got temperatures in the high 70s. “It’s just a really good time for everybody to get to know each other so it can really help us on and off the field,” Fitzpatrick said.

Worth their weight in gold Clarksburg may not have the biggest girls’ roster, but what it lacks in numbers it’s making up for in production.

Falcons are true WCAC contenders


Academy of the Holy Cross’s Kerrina Fitzpatrick (left) said the Tartans’ spring break trip to California helped the team bond after a slow start.

HOW THEY RANK Girls’ lacrosse n 1. Good Counsel n 2. Stone Ridge

year as head coach. “They definitely haven’t let [the roster size] be an excuse and they’ve been putting everything they had into practice and games,” Kelly said.

Blair girls Whack-A-Mole

n 3. Sherwood n 4. Bullis n 5. Holy Cross

Boys’ lacrosse n 1. Georgetown Prep n 2. Landon n 3. DeMatha n 4. Thomas S. Wootton n 5. Winston Churchill

The Coyotes are off to a 3-2 start as of Monday, according to, despite carrying only 17 varsity players. “It’s a small roster, but every single one of them is worth their weight in gold,” third-year coach Sean Kelly said. Sophomore attacker Meghan Rusnak has improved dramatically from last season and has become one of the top scorers, Kelly said. “She’s just been on a tear this season,” Kelly said. Kelly also mentioned Mia Winterburn and Kaelyn O’Neill as key contributors for the Coyotes, who went 7-6 last season and 2-10 in 2012, Kelly’s first

Montgomery Blair girls’ coach calls it a “Whack-AMole” offense. Instead of one player scoring goals, the Blazers spread it around and have several players who have about 10 goals on the season. ‘It’s really nice to see. It’s a good team approach,” said 16th-year Blair coach Mike Horne. “And I think that will help us as we take the home stretch.” Blair, which went 11-3 last season, is on a four-game winning streak and is 4-3 as of Monday. The Blazers graduated several key starters from last season, including top scorer Caren Holmes, but Horne said other players have stepped up, including Amalia Perez, Maggie McClain, Alexis RedfordMaung Maung and goalkeeper Jenna Kanner. “We get athletes,” Horne said. “We don’t necessarily get a ton of lacrosse players, we get athletes who are willing to work and grow together as a team.”

KEEPING IT BRIEF Georgetown Prep hires soccer coach Georgetown Prep has named Brian Danver as its boys’ soccer coach for the 2014 season, succeeding longtime coach Guy Fratuire who retired after 36 seasons as the Little Hoyas coach. Danver, who graduated from St. Alban’s in 2005 and Washington College in 2009, moves up from Prep’s freshman team. He currently teaches at Mater Dei School in Bethesda. “Really my goal now is to build upon the tradition and the program that coach Fratuire built over the last 36 years,” Danver said. “He’s a hero to many people in Montgomery County soccer, especially at Georgetown Prep. I learned a lot about the game from my dad [Henry Danver] who coached soccer at [Winston] Churchill for 23 years. I’ve been fortunate to have some really good coaches, but my dad definitely had the biggest influence on me.” Fratuire retired with a record of 364-156-48 (.683), including 13 Interstate Athletic Conference championships. He not only impacted the program, but numerous alumni who played soccer as a secondary sport. “Coach Fratuire created a program and a culture for the soccer program,” Georgetown Prep Athletic Director Dan Paro said. “He brought many of us over

from football to play soccer when I was here as a student. His career success here was immeasurable. “Coach Danver is a very bright soccer mind and will build on that already strong foundation. Prep welcomes him as the new face of the varsity soccer program.”


Bullis track feasts at Taco Bell Classic The Bullis School girls’ track and field team had several top performers at the Taco Bell Classic, held April 11 and 12 in South Carolina. The girls placed fifth overall out of the 57 teams, with senior Simone Glenn recording the best 200-meter time (24.36) in the state. The 400-relay team of Alexis Postell, Glenn, Kyla Lewis and senior Gabrielle Tielman-Fenelus finished in 47.35 seconds, good for the top time in the state and the 27th best time in the nation, Bullis coach Joe Lee said. The relay team is set to compete in the Penn Relays, scheduled Thursday through Saturday in Philadelphia. “Our goal is to break 47 [seconds],” Lee said. “... The main thing is to run a clean race.”


five next week — quite a change from the precipitation-riddled start to the 2014 spring season. But with more consistent field time and competition, the Falcons have settled into a nice rhythm, coach Paula Obal said. Good Counsel (7-7, 5-3 in Washington Catholic Athletic Conference) won three of its four games heading into spring break, including a 2-1 victory over defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion Bishop O’Connell. The one loss was by two firstinning runs to the last year’s conference championship runner-up, St. Mary’s Ryken. “We’re one or two pitches away from being one of, if not

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n 2. Montgomery Blair n 3. Col. Zadok Magruder n 4. Good Counsel n 5. Northwest

the top team,” Obal said. “I think we’ll always give you a competitive game that could go either way and I think a lot of the WCAC teams recognize that. I think it can be anybody’s game and I think we have the confidence this year that we haven’t had in the past to get over that hump. I’m hoping to see that in the second half of the season.” Aside from providing the Falcons the opportunity to spend some time together and grow closer as a team, five outof-conference games allowed Obal to look at a few different lineup combinations, she said, and her players the opportunity to face a variety of live pitching. With several players capable of playing multiple positions, this year’s success will partially hinge on finding the right

combinations of players, Obal added, and she experimented with several in Myrtle Beach. Longwood University recruit KristaKelly,atremendousdefensive player, leads the team with a .474 batting average, .450 in the competitive WCAC with 13 runs batted in. Sophomore pitcher Alexis Randall has progressed nicely over the past year, Obal said, and has become a reliable No. 1 option for the Falcons. She has struck out 45 batters en route to a 4-2 record and 2.33 earnedrun average in the conference. She’s also batting .400 in the leadoff position. Though Randall has proven she can shoulder much of the pitching responsibilities, Good Counsel has options, including senior Maura Nicholson. That takes some of the pressure off Randall. “I like the way we’re progressing, plus the fact that everyone is working together,” Obal said. “I see us getting stronger pushing toward WCAC playoffs. We’ll be playing four games this week and five next week and the thing is we have some tough games ahead of us but it’s going to be an interesting WCAC this year.”




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William Shatner. In the everyday world, the name is associated more recently with, a popular online site that helps people get discounted travel arrangements. In the geek world, however, the name holds a place of honor among the pantheon of science fiction legends, for Shatner is James Tiberius Kirk, captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise in “Star Trek.” SHATNER’S WORLD For six decades, Shatner has delved into every facet of entertainment – from television, to movies, n When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to writing books, to singing and recording albums. n Tickets: $15 Even at 83, the man has no plans to slow down any time soon. n For information:; “Shatner’s World,” a one-man show cling the life of Shatner, as told by Shatner, was a Montgomery County hit on Broadway. Now, for one night only, “Shatner’s World” can be seen in local movie theaters n Germantown 14, 20000 Century across the country on Thursday. Blvd., Germantown Ever busy, Shatner is currently putting the finn Rockville Center 13, 199 E. ishing touches on his charity, the Hollywood CharMontgomery Ave., Rockville ity Horse Show, which helps to benefit programs that use horses as therapy for the disabled. Prince George’s County The larger-than-life icon recently took time out of his schedule to chat with A&E. n Bowie Crossing 14, 15200 Major

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Before 2010, life hadn’t been kind to Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. He’d spent the past 10 years washing cars. Before that, he had been homeless, literally living in his car. After 2010, he was still just an average guy, but life got so much better. The incredibly likeable Murphy blew judges and fans away with his voice on the hit TV show “America’s Got Talent,” and won the competition in 2011. Murphy will be performing on Friday at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. Murphy and his wife drove to New York from Logan, W.Va., and waited for 12

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The Capital Wind Symphony will present its inaugural Winds for Warriors Charity Gala, benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project, on Monday at the Strathmore Music Center in North Bethesda.

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Symphony concert to benefit Wounded Warriors Project BY SAMANTHA SCHMIEDER SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE

The Capital Wind Symphony will present its Winds for Warriors Charity Gala on Monday, April 28 at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior

Project. George Etheridge is a renowned saxophonist as well as the conductor and founder of the symphony, which he formed in 1991 as a way to bring together the unique professional musicians that surround our capital. “I knew there were a lot of freelancers who wanted to be a part of a serious ensemble,” he said. Etheridge explained that the group — a

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Julio Iglesias will ignite the Music Center stage for the 2014 Spring Gala at Strathmore on Saturday, April 26.

‘Un Hombre Solo’ at Strathmore Grammy Award-winning superstar Julio Iglesias is set to headline Strathmore’s 2014 Spring Gala at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Music Center in North Bethesda. Renown for hits such as “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” Iglesias has entertained audiences for more than four decades, while achieving two World Guinness Records: selling the most records in the most languages in history (1983), and being the Best-Selling Male Latin Artist (2011). More than 300 million copies of Iglesias’ 80 albums have been released worldwide. For more information and availability, visit


Rock band DOSAGE will perform in concert Friday at La Mexicana (formerly J.J. Muldoon’s).



Rock out with DOSAGE this weekend as the band takes the stage at 9 p.m. Friday at La Mexicana (formerly J.J. Muldoon’s), 16143 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg, to celebrate the birthday of founder and guitarist Stephen Roger. This will be the first DOSAGE performance in Montgomery County since December, with a full summer of concerts planned throughout the Washington, D.C. area. DOSAGE is Roger, Adriana Roberts on drums, Frank Celentano on bass and Sujitkumar AKA Markujitsu on vocals. For more information, visit

Clowning around The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars — billed as “the

world’s largest circus under the big top” — returns to the area with shows Saturday and Sunday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. From circus


The Cole Bros. Circus returns to Montgomery County this weekend. Pictured: Chips the Clown.

elephants to the human cannonball, and even “the moto chamber of danger” known as The Thunderball, children of all ages are invited to thrill in the highflying antics and acrobatics this weekend. Advance tickets begin at $16, with free admission for children 12 and younger. For more information, visit

National Black Memorabilia and Collectible show celebrates 30 years

The 2014 National Black Memorabilia & Collectible Show returns Saturday and Sunday to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg.

The National Black Memorabilia & Collectible show returns to Montgomery County on Saturday and Sunday at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. Now in its 30th year, the event will


showcase educational exhibits spanning subjects from the Tuskegee Airmen to Malcom X. Many vendors will offer black memorabilia and collectibles for sale including books, stamps, slavery artifacts and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 and free for students. For more information, visit





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Flowing forms and gleaming glass Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann and Joseph A. Corcoran collaborate at Montpelier Arts Center




A beautiful and unusual collaboration between a painter and a glass sculptor has produced a remarkable body of work now on exhibit in the main gallery of the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel. Combining Katherine Mann’s energetic abstract expressionist technique and delicate ink drawings on paper with Joe Corcoran’s blown and manipulated glass forms, these works connote hidden narratives about nature and light, with a flowing character that is both visually attractive and formally bold. Each work in this exhibit is collaborative, beginning with the small “Cocoon” that hangs on the wall near the entrance. Comprised of a group of blown black glass forms that vaguely recall some natural construction such as a cocoon or a nest, each has a series of open holes. On each of these, Mann has painted black and white floral patterns. On the unique clear glass object, she has added a bit of pink. Each is suspended from a black bracket with hooks into the holes of the glass pieces. There’s both a fragility and a strength about this work that reflects the approach of both artists who created it. Corcoran’s glass additions are presumably inspired by the shapes of Mann’s underlying paintings. This is evident in a


Mann’s bright palette in “Strata I” is the basis for the curved globules of reddish glass by Corcoran. A sweet feeling, perhaps from the wreathed white flowers across the abstract forms, characterizes this large collaborative work. particularly exciting work titled “Seam,” where the drawn black and white circles that seem to pour down the center of the composition are brought out into three dimensions by Corcoran’s little spheres of blown glass that are attached to the painting by gluing tiny magnets to the bottom of each. A slim sheet of steel under the paper painting holds the glass spheres tightly to the surface without damaging or changing it; atechniqueemployedthroughout the exhibit. In this work, the clear glass spheres placed over black circles look black, while the white circles are topped with white glass spheres surrounded by clear so that ambient light causes them to shine, igniting the surface of the painting with light. The painter says that she begins with a stain in the center of her very large paper support, working on the floor. She continues to work that initial color by moving outward with it. She continues “coaxing” it, fling-

ing acrylic color at the surface, in a process reminiscent of the gestural action painting of Jackson Pollock. Using bright color ranges, either in blue/green or red/pink/purple combinations, Mann’s work maintains the energy of her gesture, but that energy is tempered and focused by her delicate ink drawings of flower and plant forms that are either drawn directly, applied as collage (as in, for example, “Inhale”) or silkscreened onto the surface. The combination of Mann’s flowing organic lines and splatters with these floral motifs suggest conceptual sources in landscapes or seascapes. And here again, Corcoran’s glass works bring that aspect to life. Good examples of this are “Seam,” “Inhale” and “Spine.” In the first, those black and white spheres move down between deep blues, greens in forms that look like undersea plant life. “Inhale” also has an underwater feeling, with shifting blue gestural marks moving across the surface. The glass additions are abstracted collar-like forms, in a purplish silvered glass that could double as some kind of sea creatures floating through the water. And in “Spine” Corcoran’s glass additions are like silvery fish with golden flecks that line up horizontally on the lower part of Mann’s wavy-edged and mottled blue surface. A dense work with rich patterning, “Spine” has a touch of humor with its appar-

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ent allusions to ocean waters. Mann often works on a very large scale, and although none of the pieces in this show are her largest, two stand out in their scale and their ambitious compositions. Both titled “Strata,” they are deeply layered with a landscape feeling to them. “Strata I” has large areas of reds and pinks in expressionist strokes and splatters of acrylic paint, in places fairly dilute against bright white paper. Blue “pools” seem to bubble up from under that surface, while wreaths of silkscreened white flowers wrap around and through it. Corcoran has added bubble-like reddish glass sculptures to both the surface and hanging just above it from brackets in the wall. “Strata II” extends the work from the wall to the floor and out into the gallery space. Again, Mann has done this with cut paper forms on a bigger scale elsewhere, but here the combination of her painted paper is augmented by the glass sculptures. The work on the wall features flinged paint and broad bands of green and blue draped with similar wreaths of white flowers, while green and blue glass globules migrate across the surface. Then, as the paper moves to the floor, and the palette changes, the glass also shifts from blue, to red, to a deep amethyst on the cut-paper pools on the outer edges of the installation. Mann’s Asian heritage comes through in these works in subtle ways. The environmental narrative that seems to inform many of them in poetic overtones betrays this. Yet, it’s there in her formal language as well, with the flowers and other curving forms. Curator John Yeh, himself Chinese, sees it especially in a wall piece called “Carriers” where black brackets holdexquisiteclearglassdropsthat are suspended in front of the wall. In this work the paper component, abraideddesigninblackandwhite cut paper, is attached to the wall and threaded through the glass. The curving shapes of silkscreened design remind Yeh of paper dragons and lanterns but in a reductive and understated way. The delicate balance of the design, which casts shadows on the wall, also brings Asian theatrical effects to mind. Clearly, the work is open-ended, and the viewer is invited to enter into his/her own dialogue with it. To June 1. For more information, visit


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Continued from Page B-4 A&E: In your words, how would you describe your oneman show? Shatner: In a couple of hours, I seek to entertain the audience with a web of words and actions and pictures. This show is a joyful expression, saying yes to life. It’s filled with laughter and tears. It’s filled with a variety of subjects that I expound on from music to motorcycles to horses to love to comedy, a variety of things that I do. All across this country, Canada and Australia, it has received wonderful notices and great audience acclaim and I’m sure that the live capture of that performance, which I did while I was on tour shortly after it closed on Broadway ... will reflect everything the stage performance has. But it’s for a price of a movie ticket that you can see a Broadway show. A&E: How did the idea of showing it nationally with Fathom Events come about? Shatner: The evolution of showing it nationally was very natural. What happened was a producer in Australia asked me to do a one-man show. That’s a daunting challenge for any actor, to hold an audience’s attention for an hour and half, two hours, by yourself, on stage. So I opened it in Australia and it was successful. Then I rewrote it and toured Canada. Then Broadway asked me to come and I totally rewrote and revamped the show and opened on Broadway. Then touring the way that I did for the following year was a natural evolution from the Broadway show. What is unique is the filming and its simultaneous broadcast to close to 700 theaters across the United States on April 24 … that gives it a unique twist that I’ve been told that’s never been done before, this kind of thing. A&E: After 23 years, you’re as passionate about the Hollywood Charity Horse Show as you were when you first started it. What is it that drives you to do the charity and make it bigger every year? Shatner: Last night, I was in Salt Lake City making an appearance and taking questions from the audience. A young man in a wheelchair started to ask a question, but the emotions got the better of him. He spoke as a wounded veteran, who had seen “Star Trek” while in Iraq and


Continued from Page B-4 hours for him to audition for the show. It was the first time he’d ever auditioned for anything in his life. Shortly before the two drove to New York, Murphy’s house was robbed. He was down to his last pair of jeans when he got to the theater. As he walked out on stage — the last person being judged for the show — he looked out to see judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel staring back at him. “I had never thought of auditioning or possibly going on television to audition for anything,” Murphy said. “At that point in my life, I was at my lowest point, so I had nothing to lose. I didn’t go there to win it, I just wanted to better my life and show people … the Frank Sinatra stuff. I felt like America needed it at that time.” Murphy, who was scolded by Morgan for chewing gum on stage, totally wowed the judges and the audience at the theater. When Murphy sang, a smooth, captivating sound came out of this tall, lanky man with long hair. “I remember as a kid listening to Frank Sinatra,” Murphy said. “I always wondered, ‘Why are people listening to him?’ I really didn’t understand it. But it

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William Shatner’s one-man show “Shatner’s World” can be seen in area movie theaters on Thursday. how it spoke to him and his buddies and how his legs had been blown off and the only thing that kept him going was “Star Trek.” The audience – there must have been 4,000 to 5,000 people in the audience and me on stage – were moved to tears by the fact that [this] young man had used “Star Trek” as a point of recovery. The point of recovery for so many veterans and so many children also has to do with the therapeutic effects of horses. So children in need – emotionally, mentally, socially – the returning veterans’ problems are the same as these children. They all can be helped by this charity that I run. The point was never more vivid than last night when this young veteran passionately spoke about his problems. A&E: You have so many dif-

was always around me. In ‘Looney Toons,’ Bugs Bunny … they always made fun of the Rat Pack. Then the ’90s came around and ‘Married with Children’ came on where ‘Love and Marriage’ was the theme song. Sinatra’s always been around.” Murphy said it was actually Nat King Cole who turned him on to that genre of music. In 1984, Motown Records celebrated its 25th anniversary by showcasing a lot of its talent, including stars such as Michael Jackson. During the televised event, they had a tribute to Cole where they showed a video of him singing “Mona Lisa.” That just so happens to be Murphy’s mother’s name. “Me and my brother would sing this song to her and she hated it,” Murphy laughed. “I realized how cool Nat King Cole was. He didn’t have to do splits, he didn’t have to do anything. He just stood there, played the piano and smiled at you while playing this beautiful song. That got me into the whole thing as far as the Rat Pack goes.” Guys such as Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., inspired Murphy because they were themselves, spontaneous and flat-out cool. “With YouTube, everybody is so fake,” Murphy said. “But to see those guys, they were actually genuine. They were being exactly who they were on an everyday basis.”


Continued from Page B-4 75-piece wind and percussion ensemble made up of professional level musicians — has been putting on concerts throughout the metropolitan area for the last 22 years. “I think it’s grown into quite an extraordinary ensemble,” Etheridge said. Ken Wolff is the principal trombonist of the symphony, as well as the business manager and a featured soloist of the upcoming concert. He explained

ferent celebrities who have offered items for your auction and to come out and perform – is it something that these celebrities come to you and say, “Here, we’d like to help,” or is it something where you go out and ask, “Hey, would you mind donating?” Shatner: I am tugging on sleeves. Everybody who’s raised money for charity knows whereof I speak. It’s somewhat humiliating, but yet the passion drives you forward of tugging on people’s sleeves who pull their arm away – figuratively – who don’t return phone calls, so you keep phoning. They know what it’s about … they have to give some money and you know they know why they’re not returning the call, but you determinedly pursue them because the money

LANDAU MURPHY JR. n When: 8 p.m. Friday n Where: Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda n Tickets: $35 n For information: 240-330-4500;

Although Murphy’s life completely turned around once he won the competition, he said it took the show for him to get his priorities straight. Murphy had to pay his child support, taxes, hospital bills, and parking tickets he had collected when he was a teen in Detroit. “It took a million dollars to fix my life,” Murphy said. “… All my life has been interesting. All the ups and downs made me who I am. I got to see things get really bad and I got the blessing in my life to be able to make things better. God blessed me with that ability. … Going on that show, looking at it now, I had nothing to lose.” This past winter, Murphy flew out to California to work on tracks for his third album, which he said will be a combination of all types of different music, not just the standard crooner songbook. That’s what he wanted to do on the show, but he stuck with Sinatra.

that while the average age in the group is approximately 45 years, members range from 25 to 60 years old, which he said is the standard career span of a professional musician making this ensemble all encompassing. Wolff pointed out that the arts are struggling in this country, with many prominent symphonies and operas facing potential shut downs, and he believes it’s important to create a future audience as well as future performers. That’s why the Capital Wind Symphony works with budding musicians. “Our mission has been to give back


is there. There is a mixture of humiliation and exultation raising money for charity. Those emotions are in varying amounts, depending on the people. A&E: Your career has spanned six decades, not a lot of people can say they’re still relevant after six decades in the business. What do you hope people take away from your body of work? Shatner: Oh, I don’t even think in those terms. I’m just plugging along. What I have learned, which is a cliché, but you have to live it to know how true it is – time is so fleeting and time goes by so quickly that you need to cherish every moment, and that’s about all I know.

“I was going to do all genres,” Murphy said. “I was going to start off with Frank Sinatra, then hit them with Motown and then some hip-hop, but once they heard … the Frank Sinatra, they were like, ‘Can you do more of those?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, all right, let’s do that. I’ve got enough songs in my repertoire to do all Frank Sinatra this whole show.’” Looking back at Murphy’s life before and then after “America’s Got Talent,” it’s easy to see why a lot of people see his story as inspirational. Ever humble, Murphy said he never really saw himself as a role model or an inspiration. He’s just happy being Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. “I guess you can look at my life and say, ‘OK, guy’s been to the bottom and he pulled himself up, so I can do it, too,’” Murphy said. “A lot of people say that and you don’t want to glorify yourself as a hero or all of that other stuff. If I am an inspiration to other people, I feel like it’s an honor and a blessing. And if they feel that I am, then I thank them for looking at my life and saying ‘Hey, I want to do something good for myself because he did it.’ “I just think everyone should do something good just because. Why would you want to live your life unhappy?”

to the community,” Wolff said. The Capital Wind Symphony has been active with students in elementary, middle and high schools, holding side-by-side rehearsals in which musicians from the group will demonstrate for the children and practice with them. “We believe, at the core, the supporting of the arts is to create audiences of our young children,” Wolff said. Though the symphony often gives back by working with children, this is the first time it has hosted a charity gala, with the hope of making it a yearly event. Wolff said that they wanted to

days, 8:15 p.m. beginner lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, Contra, April 25, DeLaura Padovan with Sibling Ribaldry, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, Contra & Square, April 27, Ann Fallon with Triple Helix, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, English Country, April 23, Caller: Martha Siegel, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), Swing, May 3, Natty Beaux, lesson at 8 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $15, www.flyingfeet. org. Waltz, The 31st Annual Viennese Waltz Ball, An Evening with Strauss, 8 p.m. May 3, www.

MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Memphis Gold, Jay

Summerour & Howlin’ at the Moon, 7:30 p.m. April 23; Four Freshmen, 7:30 p.m. April 24; America’s Got Talent Winner Landau Murphy, Jr., 8 p.m. April 25; The Sol Serenaders featuring Tommy Lepson & Billy Price, 8 p.m. April 26; Sunday Brunch with The Gospel Persuaders, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 27; Clayton Brothers Quintet featuring Obed Calvaire, John Clayton, Jeff Clayton, April 27, call for prices, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Dali Quartet, school mati-

nee, 10:30 a.m. May 2; The Stray Birds, 8 p.m. May 2; Dali Quartet, Latin Fiesta Family Concert, 1 p.m. May 3; Dali Quartet, evening concert, 8 p.m. May 3; The Hit Men (featuring former stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), 4 p.m. May 11, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-528-2260, Fillmore Silver Spring, Riff Raff with Grand Theft, 8 p.m. April 24; Live Nation Presents YG — My Krazy Life Tour, 8 p.m. April 25; Style to the Aisle...a Bride’s RUNWAY, 3 p.m. April 27; 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Strathmore, Afternoon Tea, 1 p.m. April 23, 29-30; AIR: Piotr Pakhomkin, classical guitar, 7:30 p.m. April 23; WPAS: Hilary Hahn, violin, 8 p.m. April 23; Historic Home Tour, 11 a.m. April 24; Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal, 7 p.m. April 25; History of Jazz Part II: Bright Lights Big City, 11 a.m. April 25; BSO: Off the Cuff - Mahler’s Titan, 8:15 p.m. April 25; Children’s Talk and Tour, 10:15 a.m. April 26; Art Talk, 1 p.m. April 26; 2014 Spring Gala at Strathmore: Julio Iglesias, 9 p.m. April 26; Beyond Text and Line: A Discussion on the Art of Comic Books, 2 p.m. April 27; Stripped,

spread awareness about the Wounded Warrior Project, especially because there are quite a few retired members of the armed forces in their group. “It was a natural bridge to choose the Wounded Warrior Project,” Wolff said. The performance at the gala is unique because it is a presentation of more than just music. The multimedia event will include videos as well as a piece that is narrated live. Service-disabled, retired U.S. Naval Commander Edward Abner will serve as emcee throughout the evening.

4 p.m. April 27; Capital Wind Symphony: Winds for Warriors Charity Gala, 7:30 p.m. April 28; Portfolio Reviews 7 p.m., April 30, call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-5815100,

ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “The Jungle Book,” to May 25, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, www. Arts Barn, “Woody Allen, Woody Allen,” May 2-18; Comedy and Magic Society, 8 p.m. May 23, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. Imagination Stage, “Cinderella: The Remix:” to May 25, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Olney Theatre Center, “Once On This Island,” to May 4, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-9243400, The Puppet Co., “Hansel and Gretel,” to April 27; Tiny Tots @ 10, select Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, call for shows and show times, Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park’s North Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $5, 301-634-5380, Round House Theatre, Bethesda, “Two Trains Running,” to April 27; “Ordinary Days,” May 28 to June 22, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. 240-644-1100, Round House Theatre, Silver Spring, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” May 22 to June 14, call for show times, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, $15 for general admission, $10 for subscribers, patrons 30 and younger and seniors, 244-644-1100, www. Silver Spring Stage, “Other Desert Cities,” to April 27, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, see website for show times, The Writer’s Center, Shirley Brewer and Barbara Morrison, 2 p.m. April 27; Dear Elizabeth, A Play in Letters, 7:30 p.m. May 1, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, 301-654-8664,

VISUAL ART Adah Rose Gallery, “An Allegory of Algorithms and Aesthetics,” Jessica Drenk, to May 12, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, 301-922-0162, Gallery B, “72 Grams Per Pixel,” May 1-24, opening reception from 6-9 p.m. May 9; Group Exhibition, to April 26, gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Glenview Mansion, Rockville Art League, May 4-23, opening reception from 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 4, Rockville Civic Center Park, 503 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Marin-Price Galleries, March Avery, “Works on Paper,” April 26 to May 14, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., 301-718-0622. VisArts, Xiaosheng Bi, Liz Lescault and Alison Sigethy: “Fathom Full Five: Going Deeper,” April 30 to June 1, opening reception from 7-9 p.m. May 9, Gibbs Street Gallery; TARNISH: Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), May 2 to June 1, opening reception from 7-9 p.m. May 9, Kaplan Gallery; Painting With Thread: Embroidery Arts Exhibition from China, May 9-11, opening reception from 7-9 p.m. May 9, Common Ground Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, 301-315-8200, www.

Washington Printmakers Gallery, WPG April Members Exhibi-

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CAPITAL WIND SYMPHONY’S WINDS FOR WARRIORS CHARITY GALA n When: 7:30 p.m. Monday n Where: Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda n Tickets: $75 to $125 n For information:;

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B e t h e s d a based property management company looking for immediate hire to process accounts payable. Requirements: ∂ HS diploma ∂ 3+ years of AP exp. ∂ Attention to detail ∂ Highly organized ∂ Able to meet deadlines Email your resume to: Competitive salary with benefits.

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B e t h e s d a based property management company looking for immediate hire to process accounts receivable. Requirements: ∂ HS diploma ∂ 3+ years of AR exp; prop mgmt exp preferable ∂ Oversee/maintain rent roll ∂ Track tenant pymts ∂ Strong communication skills Email your resume to: Competitive salary with benefits.

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Dental/ Medical Assistant Trainees Needed Now Dental/Medical Offices now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-234-7706

Programmer Analyst

Develop and maintain computer applications and databases by evaluating and analyzing the requirements. Program computer by encoding project requirements in computer language by entering coded information into the computer. Confirm program operation by conducting tests and modifying program sequence and/or codes. Protect operations by maintaining confidentiality of information. Arrange project requirements in programming sequence by analyzing requirements, preparing work flow chart and diagram. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems or equivalent. One year work experience in the job offered or one year as a Software Engineer. Experience in and/or knowledge of .NET architectures, J2EE, MS Visual Studio, SQL Server, Websphere Studio Application Developer, Oracle, and Ajax. Resumes to job location: Network Specialty Group, Inc. Human Resources 610 Professional Drive, #105 Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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FT Gaithersburg Busy podiatry practice needs mature individual for all front desk duties. Insurance experience necessary. Excellent starting salary and benefits. Fax/email resume to (301) 926-7787,

Full-time Intake Coordinator

Meet seniors in their homes to assess care needs. Great office team. Excellent written, verbal, & computer skills req. Aging background pref.

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Provide non-medical care and companionship for seniors in their homes. Personal care, light housework, transportation, meal preparation. Must be 21+. Must have car and one year professional, volunteer, or personal experience Home Instead Senior Care To us it’s personal 301/588-9023 Call between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri


Inside Sales Media Specialist We’re looking for a Specialist who has a documented history of driving new business. Post Newsweek Media provides local news and information to communities in Maryland and Virginia. We are looking for a skilled sales professional to assist small businesses in marketing their products and services. This is a inside/outside sales understanding of print, online, recruitment, retail and service experience needed, enthusiasm, to succeed.

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We offer a competitive compensation & comprehensive benefits package including pension, 401(k) & tuition reimbursement. To become part of this high-quality, high-growth organization, send resume and salary requirement to EOE

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Electricians Helper

Local controls contractor is seeking electricians helpers to assist in completing a project. Project duration is 2 - 3 months. Work includes pulling cable through commercial building ceilings and terminating wires. Must have hand tools, reliable transportation, and a good work ethic. Must be able to pass a drug test. EOE Call (301) 258-5000 X104.


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4 hours/day M-F (any hours btw 9am-5pm). Self-starter, organized/detailed, out-of-thebox thinker. Admin & comp skills req. Fast paced office.

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The A.R.T Institute of Washington Inc. has an immediate opening for an Andrologist in Bethesda, MD. College education or cert. in a biological or chemical science pref. US citizenship req. Previous andrology experience &/or background check for work in a DOD facility is beneficial. Will train a qualified applicant. Work schedule requires some weekends & holiday work. EOE

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Retirement community in Aspen Hill, MD seeking Building Engineer with strong chiller, boiler & EMS knowledge. Send resume & salary reqs. to EOE

U.S. Census Bureau is hiring locally for temporary positions in selected areas of Washington, D.C., and selected areas of Montgomery Co., MD for the 2014 Census Test. Positions range from $14.00$21.50 per hour. Please call 1-888-480-1639 for more information and to be scheduled for testing. The Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

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Careers 301-670-2500

Scientist II

Wanted by a biotechnology co. Carry out research to discover & validate new molecular drug targets for innovative treatments of autoimmune & chronic inflammatory diseases; utilize state-of-the-art in vitro & in vivo approaches to discover & validate new drug targets, such as immunological, biochemical & molecular techniques, including cell culture, primary tissues & cells, multi-parameter flow cytometry (both intracellular & cell surface markers), mRNA (qPCR), protein expression, immunohistochemistry, & western blotting; dvlp & execute in vitro & in vivo cellular assays to assess lymphocyte & myeloid cell activities, particularly using human cells. Reqs Ph.D. deg in Medicine, Medical Science, Immunology or closely related field, & 3 yrs of post-doctoral exp in clinical trial/translation research using autoimmunity, inflammation, & cellular assays. MedImmune, LLC, One MedImmune Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. To apply for this position, please visit & search for Requisition #i114.

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Janitorial firm seeks employee to work 3/hrs a night Mon - Sun in a retail space in Rockville. Good wages and paid holidays. Contact Genci: 484-684-4112


Part-Time RN

In-home assessments for senior home care agency. Light travel. Must be licensed in MD. 2 days a week; 4-5 hours a day. Email Part-Time

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National Children’s Center Making calls. For more info please call Weekdays between 9a-4p No selling! Sal + bonus + benes. Call 301-333-1900

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2008 FORD EDGE: 104kmi, great cond, Bluetooth, Sync, Sirius, park sensors etc. V6, brand new look, black/black, $12,900 Call: 301-395-5899








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2006 Honda Civic

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VOLKSWAGON JETTA: 2000, v6, 5 speed, 119kmi, blk, $3200 Please call: 301-977-1169 or 301-275-2626

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#422051B, 121K Miles


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2009 Volvo XC-90

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2010 Volvo S40

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2001 Volvo XC70..........................................................$9,480 2010 Ford Escape......................................................$14,980 #429027A, 83k Miles

#526302A, 61k Miles

#327213B, 87k Miles

#P8884, 40k Miles

#E0306, 34k Miles

#98885, 9k Miles

#E0313, 39k Miles

#P8827, Navigation, 32k Miles

2008 Ford Escape XLT .......................................$10,980 2012 Volvo S60................................................................$23,480 2013 Mazda3......................................................................$13,480 2013 Volvo S6............................................................$29,980 2012 Mazda I Touring............................................$14,480 2011 Volvo XC-90..................................................$30,980

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13 Kia Rio LX $$

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10 Toyota RAV4 $$

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2006 Toyota Camry................. $10,990 $10,990 #472438A, 66K Miles, One Owner 2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer #372287B, Sport Utility, 5 Speed, Black

2013 Toyota Corolla LE........ $14,900 $14,900 #E0322, Classic Silver, 1-Owner, 33K Miles

2011 GTI...................#V239376A, Gray, 52,553 Miles..............$18,991 2012 Jeep Liberty....#V6113A, White, 26,182 Miles...............$18,991 2014 Passat Wolfsburg...#VPR0040, Grey, 5,227 miles.................$19,394 2014 Passat Wolfsburg. .#VPR0041, White, 2,878 miles................$19,754 2013 Jetta Sedan........#V086172A, Gray, 12,807 miles..............$21,991 2012 Nissan Maxima. .#V073708A, Gray, 47,457 miles..............$21,994 2013 Honda Accord Sedan...#V023602A, Gray, 19,735 miles......$24,991 2013 Dodge Charger.#V411396A, Black, 19,344 Miles..............$26,491 2013 Nissan Pathfinder #V266506A, Gray, 4,735 Miles........$27,991

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.......... $14,490 $14,490 #P8858A, CVT Trans, 13k Miles, Bright Silver


13 Ford Escape S



#372014A, 6 Speed Auto, 8K Miles, 1-Owner

2012 Nissan Altima.............. $15,985 $15,985 #E0332, Burgundy, One Owner, 46K Miles 2008 Audi A4 Convertible....... $16,977 $16,977 #478014A, Red, One Owner, 66K Miles 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander GT. $23,490 $23,490 #363225A, 6 SpeedAuto, 5k Miles, Sport Utility, Rally Red 2011 BMW 328i.................. $23,490 $23,490 #472196A, 7 SpeedAuto, Black 2013 Toyota Highlander Sport Utility $25,900 $25,900 #R1755, 5 SpeedAuto, 1-Owner, 16K Miles, Blizzard Pearl

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid...... $25,995 $25,995 #432094A, CVT Transmission, 1-Owner, 13k miles



All prices exclude tax, tags, title, freight and $200 processing fee. Cannot be combined with any previous advertised or internet special. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. See dealer for details. 0% APR Up To 60 Months on all models. See dealer for details. Ourisman VW World Auto Certified Pre Owned financing for 60 months based on credit approval thru VW. Excludes Title, Tax, Options & Dealer Fees. Special APR financing cannot be combined with sale prices. Ends 04/30/14. G557863

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2013 Kia Rio LX.................. $13,990 $13,990 #453017A, Black, One Owner, 2400 Miles

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11 Nissan Juke S $$

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2004 Toyota Corolla LE............ $8,990 $8,990 #470543A, 117K Miles, Red

MSRP $28,936

OURISMAN VW WORLD AUTO CERTIFIED PRE OWNED 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt....#V406575B, Green, 97,004 Miles.....$6,991 2008 Jetta MT..........#V272778B, Red, 63,409 Miles...............$10,391 2011 Jetta SE.........#V405443A, Black, 51, 598 Miles.............$13,991 2011 Jetta SE.........#V013926A, White, 18, 874 Miles.............$13,991 2008 Jeep Commander. .#V527790A, 70,415 Miles..............$16,991 2009 Jetta TDI.........#VP0043A, Black, 68,842 Miles...............$16,992 2009 Passat CC......#V241376C, White, 60,665 Miles.............$17,491 2013 New Beetle..........#VPR0038, Silver, 4,549 miles..................$17,694 2011 CC.....................#VP0035, White, 38,225 miles................$18,754


MSRP $24,490

2013 GTI 4 DOOR


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