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BY AGNES BLUM STAFF WRITER

Three simultaneous issues led to a 60-inch concrete water main bursting in March in Chevy Chase, according to a report on the break discussed at a Washington Suburban Sanitary Com-

mission public meeting on July 17. The pipe burst around 8 p.m March 18 at the southeast corner of the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive, leaving a crater about 90 feet long and 45 feet wide, said David Burke, technical services group leader for WSSC. A 30-foot geyser shot up and about 60 million gallons of water were lost, according to the commission. Much of that water ran into Rock Creek, but

large portions of asphalt and pavement were washed out. The break, which came without warning, put WSSC customers in Montgomery County under mandatory water restrictions for a few days. The water main was repaired and ready for use five days after the police reported the failure, Burke said. The failure also meant power outages for about 160 Pepco customers in the Chevy Chase area after trees pulled

down wires. According to the “forensic analysis report” of the break, three concurrent issues led to the failure. First, the wire used between two components of the 35-year-old reinforced concrete pipe had not been “pre-stressed” and was therefore weak. Second, chlorinated water had been slowly leaking from a gasket seal. Third, that leak had weakened the grout in the joint allowing water

to seep in, corroding the steel parts inside the pipe. The absence of any one of the three conditions would mean the pipe would probably have not failed, according to a memo written by I. J. Hudson, a spokesman for the commission. He described the event as “atypical,” adding that it was the first time it had happened in 70 years. ablum@gazette.net

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Some development won't start until Purple Line construction begins BY AGNES BLUM STAFF WRITER

The Montgomery County Council approved the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan on Tuesday, delaying some of the development until construction on the Purple Line begins. The County Council added a “trigger” to the plan to prevent development from taking place without the controversial 16mile light rail which eventually will run through the area.

Fire department celebrated for volunteers Dedicated firefighters put in more than 65,000 hours last year BY

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Balancing school work and a job is a challenge for any college student, but add living and volunteering at a fire department on top of that and it’s a lifestyle only a few can handle. Zamir Hussain, 22, chose this lifestyle three years ago and believes it has helped him grow up. “The station becomes your home and you’re reponsible for its upkeep,” he said. “It makes you grow up and mature.”

Hussain grew up in Kensington next to a fire station where the firefighters would let him explore the equipment when it wasn’t in use. When he turned 18, he decided he wanted to volunteer. “I stopped by the station closest to me,” he said. “And they referred me to Station 5.” Hussain has been volunteering at the station located on Connecticut Avenue ever since. Station 5 relies on volunteers Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and all day on weekends. A crew of career firefighters work during the weekdays. And it’s those volunteers who logged more than 65,000 hours last year, making it one of the stations in the county with the highest number of volunteer hours

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“The station becomes your home and you’re reponsible for its upkeep,” says Zamir Hussain, a live-in volunteer with the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department. “It makes you grow up and mature.”

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The council could have chosen to make the full funding of the light rail a trigger, said Marlene Michaelson, a senior legislative analyst with the county. That is the criteria most commonly used by the county. But council member Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) of Bethesda said he wanted to “align construction of stage II with the completion of the Purple Line,” and introduced an amendment to that effect. Construction on that stretch of the Purple Line will take four to five years and the light rail is scheduled to be running by

Finding a gas station in Bethesda can be tough for drivers on empty n

for 2012, according to the Mike Kelley, administrator for Kensington Volunteer Fire Department. The company was recently awarded the 2013 Tribute Award from the Wheaton/Kensington Chamber of Commerce for its community contributions. “That number has gone up in the past 10 years,” Kensington Volunteer Fire Department President Ron Dowdy Jr. said. “And we would like to see that continue.” Dowdy said the department has about 500 volunteers — 300 who do everything from responding to calls to supporting the career firefighters and 200 who manage the phones and other aspects of the department’s operational side.

BY AGNES BLUM STAFF WRITER

Drivers in downtown Bethesda can see signs of new development everywhere — cranes, earth-movers, workers in hardhats. What they won’t see are many gas stations. The past few years have seen gas stations in Bethesda shuttering to make way for new developments, often mixed-use high-rises with retail on the bottom and luxury units above. As Montgomery County encour-

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ages more smart growth and infill development, gas stations are disappearing. It’s not part of a conspiracy to rid the area of fueling pumps, said Robert Kronenberg, acting chief of the Montgomery County Planning Department’s Area 1. According to him, it’s just part of what happens when an area transitions from suburban to more urban. “Clearly we are seeing a number of them go away,” Kronenberg said. “But all of them have different circumstances.” Some of these projects have been in the works for years, he said. Others resulted from new ownership. What they all have

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Autism Night Out helps connect county’s police and its autism community Missing autistic children account for 100 to 150 calls to Montgomery police annually n

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When Jamie Arnold’s two young children clambered out of a window in his Bethesda home one day this month, his first thought was, “Is there any water

nearby?” He and his wife, Tiffani, dashed outside to look for Kadence, 5, and Kaleb, 4, both of whom have autism. It’s a common challenge that parents of autistic children face — children with the disorder have a tendency to wander

away from parents and toward water — often leading to tragedy, police and experts say. Arnold said he and his wife constantly have to watch the two. “It’s a whole new side to parenting,” said Arnold, an Army nurse who has four other children. At the Autism Night Out at Montgomery County’s police training academy in Rockville on Thursday, Kaleb

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and Kadence were safe and sound, happily munching on doughnut holes and sipping apple juice. They were there with hundreds of other parents and children who wandered around meeting police officers, looking at fire engines and rescue boats, meeting Max and Caesar — two search-andrescue dogs — and hopping around in a moonbounce. The disorder has created a tight-

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knit community of families to cope with the challenges autism presents. “We know almost everybody here,” one father said. Parents of children with the neurological disorder said that children with autism have different experiences, but that the experience of raising autistic children was “universal,” as was the

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Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400 Kensington Summer Concert, 10-11 a.m., Howard Avenue Park, Howard Avenue. Blue Book Value plays rhythm and blues swing band music. Free. info@kensingtonhistory.org. Foreign Film, 1 p.m., Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave. “Once.” Free. lsl22@ verizon.net. The Block at the Roc, 4-8 p.m., Redland Baptist Church, 6922 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville. Family activities. Free. www.redlandbaptist.org. Coppelia, 7:30 p.m., F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, also 2 p.m. Aug. 4. $17 for adults, $13 for 12 and younger and for seniors. 240-314-8690. Tribute to Wayne Shorter, 8 p.m., Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. $26-$36. tickets@strathmore.org.

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Club, 17200 Cashell Road, Rockville. www.herodogs.org/golf.html. The Good Times Show Band, 1-2 p.m., Schweinhaut Senior Center at Forest Glen, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Rock, folk. 240-777-8085. Old School Bluegrass Band, 8 p.m., Urban BBQ Company, 805 Sandy Spring Road, Sandy Spring. Free. 301-570-3663.

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Puppet company Blair Thomas & Co. will present “Hard Headed Heart” at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday at Strathmore in the CityDance Studio Theater. The performance will be preceded by a workshop, “The Puppet Tells the Story,” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mansion. During the workshop, participants can create their own puppet show, complete with rod puppets and skits. For more information, including admission and tuition prices, visit www.strathmore.org.

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Charity Golf Tournament, 8 a.m., Argyle Country Club, 14600 Argyle Club Road, Silver Spring. Benefits Lollipop Kids Foundation, which helps families raising children with diabetes. $175. 301-424-3770.

The White Party, 8 p.m., Dance Bethesda, 8227 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. Dress in white while dancing the night away. $15. 301-951-3660.

Sunday Afternoon Waltz, 2:45-6 p.m., Glen Echo Park, Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. A waltz featuring ensemble Quartetto con Brio. $10. 202-238-0230.

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Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Rockville. For anyone mourning the death of a loved one. Free, registration required. 301-921-4400. National Night Out, 6:15-8:30 p.m., Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring. Entertainment, prizes, food. Free. 301-588-1475.

MORE INTERACTIVE CALENDAR ITEMS AT WWW.GAZETTE.NET WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 Service Corps of Retired Executives Small Business Counseling, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wheaton

Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. Free, by appointment only. 240-777-0678. Music and Movement: Mr. Skip, 10:30 a.m., Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. Children’s songs. Free; tickets given out 30 minutes before the program. 240-777-0678.

1:30 p.m., Far East Restaurant, 5055 Nicholson Lane, Rockville. Benefits Sister City Exchange Programs. $20, registration required. rockvillesistercities@gmail.com. HearArts Poetry and Music, 7 p.m., VisArts, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Featuring Sean Enright and New Time Orchestra with Michael Winch. Free. 240-899-6514.

FRIDAY, AUG. 2 Higher Hands Concert, 6:30 p.m., Rockville

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Rooptop Live, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. Soul fusion. $10. nicole@rockvillerooftoplive.com.

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Hospital of Maryland, Outpatient Clinic, 831 E. University Blvd., Silver Spring. Free. sdave@ adventisthealthcare.com. Rockville Lions Club Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Rockville Methodist Church, 122 W. Montgomery Ave. Learn about community’s needs and how to meet them. 301-257-5180. Family Support Group Meeting, 7:30-9 p.m., Parish Hall of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, 1513 Dunster Road, Rockville. For the families and friends of people with depression or bipolar illness. Free. 301-299-4255.

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Bethesda woman connects with Indonesia’s Muslim community

Della Bradt of Bethesda is spending her summer in Indonesia working to promote better understanding between the U.S. and the Muslim world. “I’m working at a small [nongovernmental organization] called the Institute for Interfaith Dialogue in Indonesia,” Bradt, 22, wrote in an email. The group, known as Interfidei, “tries to promote interfaith dialogue and create mutual understanding and respect in a country where almost 90 percent of the population is Muslim.” Bradt attended National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., and graduated in May from Cornell University with a double major in government and history. She will spend six weeks living in Yogyakarta. She is there volunteering with America’s Unofficial Ambassadors, a citizen diplomacy initiative whose purpose is to build bridges with the Muslim world through volunteer service. Her work involves producing videos about some of Inter���dei’s successful programs. The videos will be used as promotional materials and sent around to Interfidei’s network all over Indonesia in the hope that other nongovernmental organizations will start similar initiatives. “I have been able to travel all over [Yogyakarta] and interview people of many different faiths. It has been an incredible experience to travel to a Hindu temple, a Buddhist monastery, an Islamic University, a Catholic seminary, and the list goes on. Each person I have interviewed has been nicer than the last,” Bradt wrote. “I have also been creating more promotional materials for Interfidei, such as a Facebook page, Twitter, and a PowerPoint that presents the company profile. “Another interesting thing I’ve done is give presentations to university students of different faiths,” she wrote. “I gave two presentations: one on gay rights and the other Islamophobia. While both topics are extremely controversial in a predominately Muslim country, the students were very interested and asked many questions.” Bradt said she was initially a little anxious about living in a Muslim country, mostly because she didn’t know what to expect. “I was worried about unknowingly doing something to

Citizens advisory board gets new blood The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board, which discusses planning, education, infrastructure and other issues in Bethesda, has four new members: Jordan

Cooper, Gordon Smith, Jon Weintraub and Jason Yang.

They were confirmed by the County Council this month. The board advises the County Council, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and county government on issues affecting the western part of the county. Cooper, who represents the North Bethesda-Garrett Park

planning area, is the president of the Luxmanor Civic Association and is running as a Democrat for state delegate in District 16. Smith, who represents the Potomac planning area, is a former Air Force pilot and founder of Miller and Smith homebuilders. He is the managing director of Elite Energy in Carson City, Nev. Weintraub, who represents the Bethesda-Chevy Chase planning area, is chairman of the Downtown Bethesda Condominium Association and a past chairman of the Bethesda Urban Partnership board. Weintraub serves on the Bethesda Metro Station Task Force and Woodmont Triangle Action Group. Yang of Bethesda, a business representative, is the founder and director of Digital Studios, a local Web design and development company.

Chevy Chase night out Enjoy free hot dogs and mingle with police officers, emergency medical technicians from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, a Montgomery County police dog team and

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“People are more interested in learning from me and my experiences than confronting our difference,” wrote Della Bradt of Bethesda, who is volunteering with America’s Unofficial Ambassadors in Indonesia this summer. firefighters from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Newlands Street Crescent in the village of Chevy Chase. It’s part of the 30th annual National Night Out, which is designed to bring communities and police together to focus on crime prevention.

challenge is Sept. 8-28 in Bethesda and Sept. 9-27 elsewhere. There will be prizes for the teams and individuals who take the most steps. Grand prizes will be awarded at the end. To register, visit https://www.walkandride.net/

Free movie, ‘Once,’ at library Saturday

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The Chevy Chase Library will be showing foreign movies on the first Saturday of each month. All movies not in English will have subtitles. On Saturday at 1 p.m., “Once” will be screened. It’s a modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, Ireland, as they write, rehearse and record songs. The library is at 8005 Connecticut Ave. The movie is free. For more information, call 240773-9590.

Walk & Ride challenge is in September The annual Walk & Ride is coming up and teams of three to five participants that register online by Wednesday can receive a $10 discount off the $50 fee. All team members must work in either Bethesda, North Bethesda, Friendship Heights

or Shady Grove. Walk & Ride, sponsored by Montgomery County Commuter Services, is a challenge designed to inspire employees in those communities to incorporate walking into their daily work routines, rather than driving alone and sitting in traffic. This year’s Walk & Ride

Free dance concerts and live music will be offered from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays until Aug. 30 at 3 Bethesda Metro Center. Parking is available under the Hyatt Regency and the Bethesda Metro station for $2, with validation at the event. The concerts are sponsored by the Clark Building, 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Hyatt Regency Bethesda and the Francis G. Newlands Building.

Local students learn business skills Two students at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda participated this month in a seven-day course in business leadership, called the Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship, at Susquehanna University’s Sigmund Weis School of Business. Kara Gordon of Bethesda will be a junior. She is the daughter of Joe and Lori Gordon. Michael Kramer of Kensington, who will be a senior, is the son of Steven and Jill Kramer. The class offers a hands-on introduction to the decisionmaking components of entrepreneurship. As members of a small team, Gordon and

Kramer created and managed a company in a competitive environment, making decisions about company policy, marketing, product development, market research, pricing and production.

Literacy council has new board members The Literacy Council of Montgomery County named five new members to its executive board. They are Jim Hastings and Rhea Cohn of Silver Spring, Debbie Murphy of Rockville, Suma Madapur of Gaithersburg and Barbara Benson of Ashton. They will serve one-year terms with the option of serving up to six consecutive terms. “They all bring an interest in promoting adult literacy and community service and they all have special skills that will benefit our organization,” said Shelly Block, a spokeswoman for the nonprofit. Before retiring, Hastings was director of access programs at the National Archives. In addition to his time with the literacy council, he is a volunteer at Manna Food Center of Gaithersburg. Cohn is an assistant professor in the George Washington University School of Health Sciences and a health care consultant. Murphy is the owner of Standard Supplies of Gaithersburg. She is vice chairwoman of the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board, a past Rotary assistant district governor and Paul Harris fellow, and a 2012 graduate of Leadership Montgomery. Madapur is a technology marketing specialist at Avnet.

The Maryland Science Center is coming to the Bethesda library with its “Hey Try This!” program. Center staff will give demonstrations of physical science in everyday life from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the library, 7400 Arlington Road. The free event is open to children 5 and older. Free tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before the program. For more information, call 240777-0970.

County mulls new early voting centers The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking public comment on nine proposed early voting centers for the 2014 elections. The county has five regular and three alternate early voting centers. The proposal calls for adding nine new early voting centers, including two in Rockville and one each in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac. Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/elections to see a map of the proposed early voting sites. To comment on the proposed sites, email elections@ montgomerycountymd.gov or write to Marjorie Roher, Montgomery County Board of Elections, 18753 N. Frederick Ave., Suite 210, Gaithersburg, MD 20879. The deadline to submit comments is Sept. 17. The county plans to finalize the early voting locations by October.

DEATHS Thelma V. Evely Thelma V. Evely, 89, of Damascus, died July 24, 2013. A graveside service took place at 11 a.m. July 27 at Laytonsville Cemetery. Roy W. Barber Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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With tweezers, Leah King takes a pinch out of a small, leafy bud. She drops it in a vial and adds a few drops of chemicals. “It’s going to turn a nice, dark purple,” she predicts, giving the vial a couple of swirls. Sure enough, in just a few seconds, the solution fizzes deep purple, showing that the sample is likely strong, high-quality marijuana. “If you were looking to smoke, this would be the stuff,” joked King, the technical leader of the Forensic Chemistry Unit in Montgomery County Police’s Crime Laboratory. The lab processes evidence connected to the thousands of arrests police officers make and the hundreds of cases they investigate every year. The nationally certified lab takes up a swath of the fifth floor of Montgomery County’s new public safety headquarters, tucked away next to a bucolic lake on Edison Park Drive in Gaithersburg. The lab — which moved, along with the rest of the department, earlier this year from the department’s old home in Rockville — looks like a cross between a suburban office and a high school lab on steroids. Five units — Firearms Examinations, Latent Prints, Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, and Crimes Scenes — operate in the lab, which takes up about 20,000 square feet, according to lab director Ray Wickenheiser. A sixth unit, Electronic Crimes, also falls under the lab’s authority, but operates under Montgomery County Police’s Financial Crimes section, said

Jackie Raskin-Burns, the lab’s quality manager. Thirty scientists work in the lab. An additional eight, all sworn police officers, make up the Electronic Crimes unit. Security at the lab is tight. “Each lab is programmed to know who has access to that particular room,” Raskin-Burns said. Only scientists authorized to work in that specific unit can access labs that work with biological evidence, like the Forensic Biology Unit or the Crime Scene Unit. To prevent contaminating evidence with foreign DNA, the lab’s scientists wear blue scrubs. Their DNA is on file, so it can be ruled out if somehow it becomes mixed with DNA being investigated. The Forensic Chemistry Unit gets the drugs that police collect. The unit tests the drugs in cases going to court, or at the request of investigators, King said. Marijuana, cocaine and heroin are the drugs the Forensic Chemistry Unit tests most frequently, King said. The unit’s scientists also identify drugs like ecstasy — sometimes made to look like candy or cartoon images, such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or miniature Bart Simpson heads. One recent case with candy-shaped drugs had about 20 or 30 pills, King said. “If my kids saw those, they’d totally think they were SweeTarts,” RaskinBurns said. “And they’d be high as a kite,” King said. In the chemistry lab, there are microscopes, pipettes and racks of beakers at each work station. There also are quirkier knickknacks, like a glass pipe shaped like an elephant, made for smoking marijuana. It was evidence from a now-closed case, King said. The lab kept it for educational purposes instead of destroying it, she said. A gas chromatograph-mass spec-

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Leah King, technical leader of the Forensic Chemistry Unit, works in the Montgomery County Crime Lab in Gaithersburg. trometer converts drugs into a gaseous form, then analyzes them at a molecular level, which helps analysts determine exactly what kind of drug it is. The machine, one of the most expensive in the lab, costs around $100,000, Wickenheiser said. The lab receives federal and state grants for much of the equipment, he said. Breaking the drugs down to a molecular level helps crime lab analysts differentiate cocaine from procaine, a legal anesthetic, or marijuana from a series of synthetic cannabinoids, like “spice” or “K2,” that flooded the market several years ago, before they were outlawed. “Identifying those was pretty tricky,” she said of the cannabanoids, which mimic the effect of marijuana. King has been working at the lab for almost seven years, she said. “I liked chemistry. I liked the idea of law. It seemed like a nice way of mixing the two of them,” she said.

In 2012, the different units in the lab processed a little less than 6,000 cases, Raskin-Burns said — 420 crime scenes, 170 firearms exams, more than 300 cases involving DNA testing, 3,600 drug cases, and 1,400 latent print analyses. The lab also performs tests for local city police departments, such as the Takoma Park and Rockville city police departments, along with the U.S. Park Police, Metro Transit Police, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The lab also occasionally runs tests for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Navy’s Criminal Investigations Division, King said. David Hinebaugh has worked as a latent print examiner for Montgomery County Police for nearly a decade. He analyzes prints taken from crime scenes by Crime Scene Unit investigators. “What I do is try take those prints and match them up with a suspect,” he said.

Hinebaugh said he studied in a forensic identification program at West Virginia University. The first part of his job is to see if a print is usable, he said. Many that come in are smudged or smeared, recognizable as fingerprints, but too damaged for identification. If the print is in good enough condition, he said, examiners will enter it into a regional automated fingerprint identification system and look for matches. That database, which covers Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., supplies a list of people who might match the fingerprint, he said. From there, examiners compare the two onscreen to see if they match with the fingerprint collected at the crime scene. Other times, police already will have a suspect in custody and will ask an examiner to match the suspect’s prints against a sample from the crime scene — that takes place offscreen, he said. Comparing the prints usually takes 15 minutes to half an hour, he said. Even though Hinebaugh processes 20 to 30 cases a month, some cases stick out, like a sexual assault that took place several years ago. The attacker assaulted his victim at knifepoint, then left the woman in Prince George’s County, he said. Police recovered a print from her credit cards — but it didn’t look like an intact print. “At first, I didn’t think it was good enough to enter in the system,” he said. However, he got a match on a man who had fled to New York. Police tracked him down, and he ultimately was convicted, Hinebaugh said. “It was very satisfying that ... I was able to help arrest the individual and provide some closure for the victim,” he said. sjbsmith@gazette.net

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Jeff Heineman, chef and owner of Bethesda restaurant Grapeseed, offers a shrimp appetizer to Randy Schools, president of the National Institutes of Health Charities, during a kickoff party July 22 for Bethesda-Chevy Chase Summer Restaurant Week at Lebanese Taverna in Bethesda. Restaurant Week, this week through Sunday, features dining discounts at more than 25 Bethesda-area restaurants. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which provides services to wounded military personnel and their families.

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Police are looking for the man responsible for grabbing a woman and robbing her of her purse in North Bethesda. The incident happened at about 10:13 p.m. July 21 at the Grosvenor House apartment building parking garage at 10101 Grosvenor Place. After parking her car, the woman had just entered a stairwell when a man grabbed her from behind, forcibly removed her purse from her shoulder and fled, according to a police news release. The woman followed the man on foot and saw him drive away in a black car with a Maryland license plate. Police say the man is his early 40s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a round face, heavy build and a medium to dark complexion. He had very short black hair, and facial hair to include a mustache and longer unshaven hair on his chin. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a short-sleeved red Tshirt, dark shorts, white gym socks that reached mid-calf, and sneakers. He had a white towel around his neck. Detectives worked with the woman to produce a computergenerated composite drawing of the man.

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Police are seeking the identity of this man in connection with a strong-arm robbery in North Bethesda.

“We are very much interested in getting the word out, and are asking people to call in if the composite reminds them of someone,” said police spokeswoman Lucille Baur. “Whatever leads that generates will be appreciated.” Anyone who has information about this suspect or the robbery is asked to call the Second District Investigative Section at 301-657-0112. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-TIPS (8477) or www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips. aspx?AgencyID=758. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime. thogan@gazette.net


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A new online mapping system could help pinpoint Montgomery County’s grocery stores, food trucks, community gardens, farmers markets and food banks. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is creating a website that will use data to create a variety of one-stop maps, the first of which is for food. The project was recommended by Montgomery County’s Interagency Technology Policy and Coordination Committee — which includes representatives of each county agency, the executive and the legislative branch — to complement the county’s initiative of posting raw data in a variety of areas online. The project will use a geographical information system, or GIS, and information from sources such as Data Montgomery. Using the data, the planning staff will create maps that will be housed in one central location online, project manager and planning GIS manager Christopher McGovern said. Data Montgomery is the county’s public portal that has raw county data on salaries, restaurant inspections and permits, making it easy for the public to get.

The Montgomery County Council provided park and planning with $70,000 to start the system. Many maps are expected; the first will feature food. The innovative program looks to use mapping tools to give better insight on food resources and demand, Dan Hoffman, the county’s chief innovation officer and member of the Montgomery County Food Council, said. McGovern said a map could show a number of food sources, including community gardens and farmers’ markets. Places where people can find or open food trucks will be plotted on the map. Hoffman said the county needs to continuously improve its GIS mapping skills. “This GIS portal is a great opportunity for us to develop our skills in this area,” he said. “It’s a really important skill these days. It makes a lot more information user-friendly.” The Food Council hopes to have handy features like the ability to enter a ZIP code and find the closest food source. Even in wealthy Montgomery County, there are pockets where people don’t get all of the food they need. Those who connect the hungry with available food see the project’s pilot map as a key resource in that work. Councilwoman Valerie Ervin said Montgomery County is the first jurisdiction in the nation to create a network in which edible food that would otherwise be discarded is directed to those in need instead.

“The fact of the matter is there are a lot of people in the county who are ‘food insecure,’” Ervin (D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring said, referring to those residents who don’t always know where they will get their next meal. “We wanted to look at ways to connect all the food agencies in Montgomery County to serve the thousands of pounds of food not being used.” The general definition of a food desert is a low-income area that does not have easy access to healthful, affordable food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This can include having to travel 1 mile to a supermarket in a suburban area or 10 miles in a rural area.

‘Realistic, walkable distance’ That definition doesn’t tell the full story in suburban areas such as Montgomery County because it has pockets of lower-income residents who don’t show up on a data map, said Amanda Behrens, the senior program officer of the food mapping system at Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. “A mile is a long way to travel carrying groceries,” Behrens said. “We’re looking at a quarter-mile, thinking of what’s a realistic, walkable distance.” Ervin said there is enough food to go around in the county, but it does not find its way to all of those who need it. She noted the map will most likely show a number of food access locations in the Rockville area, but a veritable “food desert” in the eastern part of the county. “Lots of people who are struggling to put food on the table don’t have

food readily available to them,” Ervin said. “They might find their way to food banks, but there’s not enough food there for them.” The map provides a crucial first step to geographically identifying foodscarce areas, Ervin said. Once that is done, she said, the council can move to fill those voids. The food map will help members of the Montgomery Food Recovery Work Group find would-be wasted food and deliver it to those who in need, work group Chairwoman Jacki Coyle said. Coyle is executive director of Shepherd’s Table, a Silver Spring nonprofit that serves the homeless. “We will be able to better serve people by providing nutritious food that would otherwise be thrown out,” she said. Coyle said the map will be “vital for thecommunitytomakesurepeopledon’t go hungry,” and will show the county’s commitment to the recovery plan. “[The map] is a critical piece of the pie,” she said. The Center for a Livable Future has been creating a statewide food access map since 2007, Behrens said. It was published online in 2011 at Mdfoodsystemmap.org. Hoffman said the county’s map will go further. “We’ve been working with Johns Hopkins to create a lot of maps, but those maps are static,” he said. “We’re looking to move this to something a little more dynamic, with data that’s continuously updated and refreshed.”

POLICE BLOTTER The following is a summary of incidents in the Bethesda area to which Montgomery County police responded recently. The words “arrested” and “charged” do not imply guilt. This information was provided by the county.

Commercial burglary • On July 8 or 9 in the 5500 block of Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase. Unknown entry, took nothing. • On July 10 or 11 at Shaw’s Jewelers, Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Attempted forced entry, took nothing.

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• On July 11 or 12 at the Seven Locks Pool, 9929 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. Forced entry, took property.

victims and demanded valuables. The subjects then removed the property and left the residence.

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• 4000 block of Glenrose Street, Kensington, between 9:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. July 10. No forced entry, took property. • 9800 block of Avenel Farm Drive, Rockville, between July 10 and 12. Attempted forced entry, took nothing. • 7100 block of Natelli Woods Lane, Bethesda, at 11:30 p.m. July 13.The residents of the home were awakened to find two men in the house, who confronted the

• Three incidents in the 2400 block of Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, on July 10 or 11. Forced entry, took vehicle parts. • Two incidents in the 4800 and 4900 blocks of Essex Avenue, Chevy Chase, on July 10 or 11. No signs of forced entry, took loose items. • Two incidents in the 6300 block of Bells Mill Road, Bethesda, on July 10 or 11. No forced entry, took loose items.

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Maps are only the beginning of solving the food access problem, said Jenna Umbriac, director of nutrition programs at Manna Food Center. Umbriac also serves on the Food Council and the work group. “I don’t think the food access problem ends with maps,” she said. “It begins with maps.” Regardless of who creates the database or colors the maps, the important part is that the community acknowledges that some people in the county don’t have access to affordable food, Umbriac said. She said she noticed from preliminary maps that there is lack of food access in the southeastern part of the county. “Our role is to make people aware that there is a need,” Umbriac said. “If our maps give us an indication that there is food need, we can go in with volunteers and survey people’s perception of need. That could be an additional site for Manna or a distribution site for food.” At a July 23 council hearing, McGovern testified in favor of implementing the new technology and the county’s expenditure of the $70,000 as a budget amendment. County Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring said at the hearing that she is “thrilled this project is coming forward.” Marlena Chertock, Katie Pohlman and Jacob Bogage contributed to this report.


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KATE S. ALEXANDER STAFF WRITER

A bill passed last week to preserve Montgomery County’s tree canopy doesn’t just replace those that are cut down, but also requires planting new trees where they never existed in the first place, a change suggested by the building industry. But lawmakers opted to require more trees than builders suggested, which some say is the same as imposing a fee. The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed its tree canopy conservation bill July 23 with a goal of stemming the reduction in the canopy that often accompanies in-fill development.

About 51 percent of the county’s land is covered by a canopy of trees, but depending where you are in Montgomery, that canopy can be thick or thin. The new law, which takes effect in March, would require those who obtain a sediment control permit to plant enough trees on their lot to cover 50 percent of the area being developed or to pay the equivalent cost of the trees to the county. Stan Edwards, chief of the county Division of Environmental Policy and Compliance in the Department of Environmental Protection, said the county had originally proposed a bill that would only deal with replacing the canopy that was “disturbed.” But Renewing Montgomery, an initiative of neighborhood builders, suggested making all properties, regardless of existing trees, subject to the law. As approved, the law does not just

replace trees that are removed from a lot for development. “It applies even when no tree was cut down and even when no tree was on the site to begin with,” said Michael Faden, the council’s senior legislative attorney. The county went along with the change, but disagreed with builders on how many trees it would take to have half the area covered by a mature canopy, Edwards said. Based on data analyzed by the county, Edwards said, the environmental division found that only one in three trees survived to become a mature tree and suggested that the county require more trees to be planted than what builders suggested. The council decided to require approximately triple the trees proposed by builders. For lots with up to 6,000 square feet

being developed, that would mean planting three shade trees instead of one. For an area up to 40,000 square feet, 15 shade trees would be required, not six. Shade trees are those that grow taller than 50 feet. S. Robert Kaufman, a spokesman for the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association, disputed the county’s assertion that only one in three trees will survive. The association is a nonprofit trade organization representing builders in Maryland. Citing studies in Philadelphia and New York, he said trees have been proven survive their first year at a rate closer to 90 percent and that trees on private lots have a greater chance of surviving than those along streets because of the care given by owners. Renewing Montgomery said in a July 2 letter to the council that about 85 percent of trees planted by builders ac-

tually survive. Kaufman said the legislation was emotionally, not rationally, crafted and is tantamount to a fee. If all of the required trees cannot be put on a given lot, the county will require builders to pay $250 per tree into a special fund for planting trees in other parts of the county where few currently exist. Kaufman said county regulations for stormwater management and other provisions in the new canopy law — such as the distance between each tree — will make it nearly impossible for builders to put every required tree on a lot. As a result, they will have to pay the for the remaining trees in the form of a fee. “Don’t make us try to meet a standard you already know we can’t meet on the site,” he said. kalexander@gazette.net

Leggett wants Fillmore concert canceled over ‘anti-gay lyrics’ Venue moving forward; band expresses ‘respect’ for gay community

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Fillmore Silver Spring will not cancel a performance by Mexican rock group Molotov despite pressure from its landlord to pull the act over what some call its anti-gay lyrics. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) asked the venue to cancel an Aug. 26 perfor-

mance by the controversial band, saying the lyrics of its 1997 song “Puto” verge on hate speech. “I have serious concerns about this booking. I am personally offended,” Leggett wrote in a letter to the venue’s general manager, Stephanie Steele. Montgomery leases the Fillmore to Live Nation for $90,000 a year. In his letter, Leggett noted that the lease agreement does not allow the county say in what acts are booked. He also acknowledged protection provided the group by law. “I understand that the First Amendment provides for free-

dom of speech, and that even distasteful speech may be protected speech,” he wrote. “Just because one might argue that everyone has the right to say, show, or sing something doesn’t mean they ought to exercise that right. It also does not mean that The Fillmore should provide a forum for such an exercise.” Leggett said there was confusion among the public about the county’s role in the situation. As landlord, some people thought the county would have a say in the acts booked, he said. So Leggett said he wrote the letter to express his position on

the performance and to make it clear that the county does not control bookings. While the executive said he has not gone to such lengths for other controversial performers, it is because other performers, to his knowledge, do not use similarly offensive language. Among the controversial acts to play the venue recently are Marilyn Manson, whose music has been boycotted in the past for his lyrics, and gunrights activist Ted Nugent, who has continually come under fire for racist comments. Jim Yeager, spokesman for

HouseofBluesEntertainment,adivisionofLiveNation,saidMolotov’s performancewillnotbecanceled. “The Fillmore presents a wide variety of music, comedy and other entertainment for a demographic that makes up a diverse community,” Yeager said. “The views expressed by all of our acts are not necessarily shared by the venue or staff.” As for the song in question, which is sung in Spanish, it has been interpreted by some as anti-gay and said to use homophobic slurs and include calls to “kill” homosexuals. A petition has surfaced on

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Change.org calling for the Fillmore to cancel the performance of Molotov. As of Tuesday, it had 181 signatures. Carrie Evans, executive director of Equality Maryland, said her organization plans to join with other “like-minded organizations and individuals and have an informational picket outside the concert to educate concert goers on the harm caused by the anti-gay lyrics of Molotov.” In a statement from band contact Julio Arellano, Molotov expressed respect and gratitude for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. “Weasabandandasindividuals express our respect and support to the gay community. We celebrate the freedom of expression,thefreedomofchoiceandthe freedomtolovewhoeveryouwant. As long as we stay playing together, themessagefromourmusicwillalways be positive and committed to our fans,” the statement read. Members of the band did not return attempts for further comment. kalexander@gazette.net

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KEVIN JAMES SHAY STAFF WRITER

The average 50-year-old nonsmoker in Montgomery County can buy health insurance premiums through the Maryland exchange market starting Oct. 1, ranging from $263 to $470 per month. The lowest monthly premium rate is from Coventry Health Care of Delaware, owned by Aetna, which operates in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The highest is from All Savers Insurance, part of UnitedHealthcare. State insurance officials on Friday approved the rates for individuals that were as much as 33 percent below what insurers had requested. All Savers’ premium for the Montgomery 50-year-old was about 32 percent below what the

insurer requested, while Coventry’s was some 27 percent below its request. Under the federal Affordable Care Act, individuals have to obtain health insurance by January or pay a penalty of either $95 or 1 percent of their annual taxable income next year. The penalty will rise to $325 or 2 percent of income in 2015 and $695 or 2.5 percent of annual income in 2016. Maryland’s largest insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, received approval to average $312 in monthly premiums for the average 50-year-old Montgomery resident, only 4 percent below what it requested. Rockville-based Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States received approval for an average of $381, only about 1 percent below its request. State insurance regulators approved rate changes based on input from actuaries and others who studied the insurers’ submitted plan designs and rates. Actuaries conducted statistical

analyses and tested assumptions that insurance companies used to develop rates. Officials also made sure the plans complied with state and federal laws, and they considered public comments in deciding what level to approve. CareFirst’s offerings are “competitively priced and often among the most affordable options available,” officials said in a statement. “Rate adjustments imposed by the MIA were modest, and we look forward to the launch of the exchange this fall.” Kaiser “worked with Maryland officials to ensure our 2014 rates are as consumer friendly as possible. We believe all residents should have access to high quality, affordable care, and we’re confident our rates reflect that,” officials said in a statement.

Cardin disappointed in delay U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) of Pikesville said he was disappointed that President Barack Obama recently

agreed to delay until 2015 the employer mandate portion of the federal health care law, and that he didn’t support a similar delay in the individual mandate. “I don’t think a lot will change in a year,” Cardin said during a meeting Friday with Gazette reporters and editors. “But I understand the administration’s desire to want to make sure it’s done right.” The law will force employers with more than 50 full-time workers to pay a penalty if they don’t provide employees with health insurance starting in 2015. The penalty would be $2,000 per employee, minus the first 30 workers. For example, a non-providing company with 50 employees would pay $40,000. Cardin didn’t think a lot of employers would switch some of their full-time employees to part-time to get under the 50-worker threshold. “I would think that employers want to offer health insurance to remain competitive,” he said. The law will provide medical in-

surance for thousands of Marylanders who are not currently covered, along with substantial benefits to individuals and employers, including eliminating exemptions for pre-existing conditions and providing tax credits to businesses and individuals, Cardin said. “It will be more popular than people think,” he said. Enrollment for small businesses with fewer than 50 employees to buy insurance through the Maryland marketplace will begin Jan. 1. Employers with fewer than 25 employees and average wage rates below $50,000 are eligible for tax credits to offset part of the cost of medical insurance. The credits will offset up to 50 percent of the employer portion of premium contributions next year if purchased through the state marketplace. Individuals who buy their own insurance and whose income is less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $45,000 annually, are also eligible for tax credits.

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Bars in Maryland cannot be held liable for injuries their patrons cause after they leave, Maryland’s highest court ruled Thursday in a 4 to 3 vote. The grandparents of a 10-year-old girl who was killed when a drunk driver hit their family car in 2008 sued the Gaithersburg bar that served Michael Eaton, the driver, 21 drinks before he hit the road. But the Court of Appeals ruled that the bar, Dogfish Head Alehouse, is not liable for the crash. In 43 states and Washingont, D.C., according to statistics compiled by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, vendors of alcohol can be held liable in at least some circumstances for accidents that occur after they serve drinks to a visibly intoxicated customer. Maryland, Virginia and Delaware are among the seven states that lack “dramshop” liability provisions, as they are known. The others are Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada and South Dakota. The Rev. William Warr Jr. and his wife, Angela Warr, had hoped to change that in Maryland. In August 2008, Eaton ordered 17 beers and several drinks of hard liquor, including a shot of tequila and something called a lemon drop, according to court records. Then he drove between 88 and 98 mph along Interstate 270. He hit the Warrs’ vehicle from behind. Ten-year-old Jazimen Harris was killed, and the Warrs and another granddaughter were injured. Eaton was sentenced to eight years in prison for manslaughter, and the Warrs sued the bar. The court offered the same opinion that it gave in 1951 and 1981: Bars in Maryland are not liable for accidents their patrons cause, even if the bars fail to stop serving patrons who are clearly drunk. In her dissenting opinion, Judge Sally Adkins noted that public opinion on drunken driv-

ing has changed greatly since the last time the court considered dram-shop liability. The court suggested in 1981 and in Thursday’s decision that the legislature could choose to pass a dram-shop measure. But Adkins pointed out that four bills on the subject introduced from 1987 to 2012 never made it out of committee. Jason Fernandez, an attorney who helped represent the Warrs, said legislators will not consider the topic because insurance companies resist the laws. “At some point in time, some branch of the government has got to step up and save lives,” Fernandez said. “The legislature couldn’t, so we asked the court to do so, and they chose not to.” In her dissent, Adkins cited a study that found dram-shop liability — the term comes from a term for a shop where spirits were sold by the dram — reduced fatalities by 3 percent to 11 percent. She calculated that in Maryland 14 people would be saved each year by such a provision. “The majority of the general public would be outraged at a commercial vendor who, for the sake of profit, continues to serve an already drunk person well past the line of being ‘visibly under the influence,’ to the point of becoming aggressive and violent, and then sends him on his way, where he gets behind the wheel of a vehicle and kills a tenyear-old girl,” she wrote. “By the standards of our community, this is morally blameworthy.”

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Fresh food and sound science are on the menu for a growing number of Montgomery County Public Schools. Thirty-five county schools have gardens, according to a survey released Thursday by Montgomery Victory Gardens, a local food education and advocacy project. “There are just so many reasons for kids of all ages to get involved in gardening,” said Elizabeth Levien, who teaches honors chemistry and horticulture at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. “Really little kids can work on observation. Older ones can learn to ask questions. ... Gardening is a way to take control of their health. They learn where their food comes from.” Levien — who with Chris Brown, horticulture and Advanced Placement environmental science teacher, supervises the greenhouse and the outside garden at Blair — said the educational opportunities are endless. “Montgomery County requires students to take three sciences to graduate and horticulture is historically easy to pass, so a lot of the [less serious] students sign up,” she said. “It’s so exciting seeing kids [who are] turned off by science get excited about it.” Gordon Clark, project director of Montgomery Victory Gardens, said the school system officially has allowed school gardens for about two years. Schools spokesman Dana Tofig confirmed in an email

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Evelyn Kratovil, 8, of Gaithersburg checks the tomatoes in the vegetable garden at Flower Hill Elementary School on Monday. that there was a policy change within the last two years. He noted that there is now a section about school gardens on the school district’s website. Clark said one reason for publishing the survey is to encourage more schools to begin gardens and to let them know of resources to help them get started. “We wanted to see what [schools] were doing and to make sure they know that gardens are allowed,” he said. Karla Krativol, PTA vice president and main generator of the garden at Flower Hill Elementary School in Gaithersburg, said she was at a Montgomery County Council of PTAs meeting about two years ago where it was announced that gardens are allowed. The 35 schools with gardens, out of 202 in the school system, include elementary, middle and high schools from

across the county: Silver Spring to Damascus, Poolesville to Burtonsville. Some gardens are just a few raised beds on school grounds. Others fill courtyards or begin in greenhouses before moving outside. The gardens at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring are part of a science curriculum that horticulture teacher Jill Couts is developing with teachers from Clarksburg, Damascus and Springbrook high schools. The 2013-14 school year will be the program’s second year. “This is a three-year program of study leading to becoming a certified professional horticulturist,” Couts said. “I have a 300-square-foot greenhouse, so we do a lot of edible plant production. The kids love to grow plants and they love to grow plants they can eat.” The growing interest is not just for students planning on a

career in horticulture, she said. About 30 students who are not in the certification program come to the greenhouse to work each week, she said. She sees working with plants as a stress reducer for students and a place where they can learn a life skill. “Even though they probably will not go into horticulture or landscaping, it is something they will do for the rest of their lives,” she said. Even though a minority of schools have gardens now, Clark is excited by the survey results and would like to work with PTA committees to create a garden support network. “This is the best way to teach environmental stewardship,” Clark said. The survey is available by emailing info@montgomeryvictorygardens.org. pmcewan@gazette.net


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Another example of how free speech can get awfully messy is playing out in Montgomery County. County Executive Isiah Leggett has waded into a debate about whether Molotov, a Mexican rock band, should perform at the Fillmore concert hall in Silver Spring on Aug. 26. Molotov says its music is aimed at those who don’t stand up to power. But, to express that message, the group relies on a Spanish word, “puto,” that is commonly understood as a slur against gay men. Montgomery County owns the Fillmore building and leases it to the entertainment company Live Nation for concerts. The county doesn’t decide who plays there. Leggett acknowledged that boundary in a July 18 letter to Stephanie Steele, the Fillmore’s general manager, in which he wrote that he is “personally offended. “Bringing what I believe to be hateful sentiments into our County does nothing to contribute positively to our culture, tolerance, or the well-being of our County residents,” Leggett wrote, urging the Fillmore to “reconsider” Molotov’s scheduled performance. In perceiving Molotov’s message, it’s important to understand culture, interpretation and context. In a statement to The Gazette last week, the band wrote that it has “respect and gratitude” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people and insists its lyrics aren’t anti-homosexual attacks. The statement — which is murky because of some missing words — says “Puto” “was conceived as a cathartic song about our situation in Mexico at the time in the late 90’s and dedicated to anyone who attempts our freedom, to any coward who attempts against the people and to anyone who attempts against humanity.” Do we need a referee? Hardly. Who’s “right” should not dictate whether Molotov plays the Fillmore. Even if Molotov is whitewashing its use of an insult to keep protesters at bay, the answer is not to muffle the group. The best response to speech — even hateful speech — is more speech. Leggett could turn a tense situation into a productive one through a forum to discuss the group’s lyrics and, more importantly, the story behind them. If Molotov is open to defending and explaining its work, band members should welcome another platform to express themselves. Academic and cultural experts on Mexico and its music could provide needed context. Montgomery County could further establish itself as a place that promotes tolerance and art, yet protects unpopular speech and expression, equally and vigorously.

Cameras can help protect schools

It’s been seven months since one of America’s worst school shootings — Dec. 14, 2012, when a gunman killed 27 people in Newtown, Conn., including 20 children. The instant reaction after any deadly attack is outrage and grief, then: What can we do to protect our children? The National Rifle Association called for at least one staff member, armed guard or police officer in every school in the country. That way, the group reasoned, a good person with a gun could fight off a bad person with a gun. Remarkably simplistic, such a plan would never work as law-enforcement experts have said. To many, an armed guard in a school would be excessive. Arming school staff raises too many questions of adequate training or liability. Now that we’re somewhat removed from the Newtown attacks — in time, if not in sorrow — we can think more evenly and reasonably. Montgomery County Public Schools is doing its part by moving ahead with a plan to install more cameras in its elementary, middle and high schools. The school board voted this month to commit the district to about half of the funding for a $9 million safety initiative, with state money covering the rest. James Song, the director of the school system’s Department of Facilities Management, said there will be interior and exterior cameras, as well as “physical improvements” to school buildings — visitors will have to check in at administration offices before proceeding through the school. Most elementary schools would be getting cameras for the first time, according to Adrienne Karamihas, the school system’s budget and operations manager. Some of this is meant to bolster internal security — cutting down on thefts or vandalism or watching for unruly groups or even fights. Video surveillance can be helpful in solving crimes. Cameras would supplement the eyes and ears of the people already in charge of our schools. Overall, there’s much to like in what the school system is doing to walk a delicate line between freedom of movement and total restrictiveness. Locked doors and security cameras at the front door won’t thwart a truly determined attacker — nothing can — but they introduce a greater level of awareness and protection that unfortunately has become appropriate for public schools.

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When it rains, it pours ... taxes A little-known tax was recently spawned by the Maryland General Assembly to comply with the federal Clean Water Act that requires all states feeding into the Chesapeake Bay to clean up their stormwater runoffs. While very few will disagree with the need to clean up what many recognize as a magnificent, natural resource, the “rain tax” is another in a series of good intentions by our Maryland legislators and we know where such intentions usually lead. This new rain tax focuses on impervious surfaces — roofs, driveways and parking lots — from which storm water runs off into the Bay. Maryland is not the only state having stormwater runoff feeding into the Bay — so do Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York. None of these states has a rain tax.

Nonetheless our Maryland legislators have selected nine counties and Baltimore city on which to impose this tax. The other 14 Maryland counties are exempt. This is where the logic dissipates. How will 10 jurisdictions in Maryland stem the advance of storm water runoff from the numerous counties in the other four states feeding into the Bay? The Susquehanna River alone, flowing through the Conowingo dam, running less than 20 miles into Maryland before entering the top of the Bay, accounts for 41 percent of nitrogen and 25 percent of phosphorus, yet New York and Pennsylvania have not proposed a rain tax. In Montgomery County we have been paying the rain tax since 2002. What admittedly started as a small Water Qual-

ity Protection Charge — $92.60 a year on our property tax bills — will now become a seven-tier system. Like all taxes, expect that to increase exponentially over time. Businesses in Montgomery County are not exempt from the 2002 rain tax. Wheaton Plaza pays $70,000 a year for its impervious surfaces. However, state government buildings, county office buildings and schools, which together occupy over 1,500 acres of impervious surface, are exempt. But churches, synagogues and other nonprofits with impervious surfaces are not exempt. The state of Maryland expects this impervious surface cleanup to cost $14.8 billion by 2025. Thus it is estimated that the 10 jurisdictions will need to come up with $482 million for each of the next 12 years. However, our legislators have left the

Save our linear park It has been a while since I walked on the trail (Georgetown Branch, Capital Crescent), but I found myself walking there on a recent hot, humid day. I am sure that it was somewhere around 90 degrees. I started from my home town, the Town of Chevy Chase. One thing led to another, and I ended up walking as far as the trestle, which overlooks rocks, water and trails leading into Rock Creek Park. It was a stunning view. With our high temperatures and humidity, this day that I took my walk was really not the best day to take a 4-mile hike. But what made it bearable, even enjoyable, was the lush foliage of the tree canopy overhead, which provided the coolness of shade. To those who would destroy this magnificent linear park, by cutting down

all the trees and crowding hikers and bicyclists together to make way for a commuter rail line, I would invite you to go take a walk — along the trail, and see if you still feel the same way afterwards. It is too bad that the planners for the Purple Line project didn’t have the foresight to plan for the future for both transit and the environment, by designing things in a way that would put the rail line elsewhere, or locate it underground. Perhaps if enough local residents would just take the time from their busy lives to do what I did, just go take a walk, things might be different. Enjoy the trail, while you still can! Better yet, let’s see what can be done, even at this late date, to save this priceless treasure, our linear park.

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Rebooting Comcast

Street). His response was to snarl that I should “Get behind the yellow line,” which I did. He barreled on past my stop until he had gone three stops forward, stopping then because someone was waiting at that stop to board the bus. At this point he said, “What stop did you want?” I repeated “Taylor Street.” To which he replied “That was two stops back.” I got off the bus and walked back the three blocks to Taylor Street and continued on my now three-block-longer long walk home. Clearly this vicious and unremittingly hostile driver should not be interacting with the public in any capacity.

Kirsten Gardner, Chevy Chase

Carol Lundquist, Burtonsville

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Three months into degraded phone and Internet service from Comcast, and no end in sight in spite of 30 phone calls, eight trouble tickets, and three visits by Comcast technicians. The three technicians verified that the problem is in Comcast’s wiring outside of my house but due to Comcast’s multiple, disjointed and ineffective trouble ticket systems, Comcast claims to have no record of the reports from their service technicians and says the only action they can take is to send out a fourth technician to duplicate all the testing done by the first three technicians — but Comcast can’t say how the results from a fourth technician visit would be treated any different than the results from the first three visits. In the meantime, Comcast’s modem has to be rebooted to re-acquire the signal whenever I want to use my phone or Internet. This problem with Comcast’s failing infrastructure is not limited to my house and appears to be very widespread, because Comcast makes instructions for rebooting their modems readily available near the top of the automated phone menu for their service center and claims most problems can be resolved by rebooting their modems. Comcast is oblivious to the public safety issue their problem is causing because in the event of an emergency, phones impacted by this problem are not available to call 911 until after their modems have been rebooted and reacquire the signals — which can take five minutes or longer. Whatever happened to having phones that just worked when needed?

Surly driver doesn’t serve Ride On well On July 9, I boarded an “11” Ride On Bus at Friendship Heights around 3 p.m. Not sure of the exact time, I asked the driver if the free senior fare (until 3 p.m.) was still in force (I am a 75-year-old woman). Contemptuously he snarled that I must pay my fare. Having done so, I seated myself directly behind him where I witnessed (during a wait of five minutes or so before the bus’s departure) his surly encounter with anyone boarding the bus in less than an automatic and expeditious manner. At approximately 3:15 as the bus headed northward on Connecticut Avenue I got up and moved forward to tell him that I wanted to get off at the next stop (Taylor

setting of rain-tax rates to each of the 10 jurisdictions. So Frederick County has voted to tax its residents one penny on each property; Howard County $75 per residence; Harford County $12.50 per single family home; Carroll County has chosen not to tax its residents. There is no way this haphazard approach by 10 counties can raise $14.8 billion by 2025. So where do you think our state legislators will turn to close the revenue gap? And who do you think will vote in favor of tapping Montgomery County to close the gap — very likely our Montgomery County delegates to Annapolis, all of whom voted for the tax in the first place.

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Save the Republicans What’s the difference between the represented exclusively by Democrats, American bald eagle and the Maryland from President Barack Obama down to GOP? The bald eagle is making a come- the county clerk, and Maryland’s fastback. est-growing population, Latinos, vote Okay, it’s unfair to ridicule Mary- 8-to-1 Democratic. land’s Republican Party; it’s too easy a When the Tea Party voter mutiny target. But if the sole purswept the nation in 2010, it pose of a political party is bypassed Maryland. Yes, most to win elections and run of the state’s rural counties are the government in accorcontrolled by Republicans, but dance with its policies and that’s merely 15 percent of the beliefs, Maryland’s GOP is population. Only baseball’s an endangered species. Washington Nationals have a Thanks to a 2-to-1 worse batting average. voter registration adIn 2006, Maryland Senate vantage, favorable President Mike Miller, a Demdemographics, crass gerocratic chieftain, famously rymandering, closed privowed, “We’re going to get maries, a corrupt partisan MY MARYLAND together and we’re going to media and all the ancilshoot Republicans down. BLAIR LEE lary self-perpetuating We’re going to put them in the privileges of one-party ground and it will be ten years incumbency, Democrats rule the roost before they crawl out again.” That was in Maryland, the nation’s fourth-most- seven years ago, and the Republicans Democratic state. still remain buried. All Maryland’s statewide elected So, what to do? Would “Save The officials, including both U.S. senators, Republicans” bumper stickers appeal are Democrats. So are seven of its eight to Maryland’s bleeding heart environcongresspersons. Democrats have oc- mentalists? Unlikely. Republicans are cupied the governor’s mansion for 57 not a media-sanctioned victim group of the last 63 years, and no one can re- and are less appealing than baby seals. member when Republicans controlled How about reaching out to indethe legislature. pendent voters who, because they Nearly half of the state’s voters are declined joining either party, can’t

participate in Maryland’s closed primary elections? That’s exactly what Maryland’s GOP is currently debating: whether to let independents vote in the Republican primary. It’s a wise idea, because: First, independents (who are largely fallen-away Republicans) are more likely than Democrats to align with Republicans. Letting independents help nominate GOP candidates will give independents ownership and increase their likelihood of voting Republican in the general election. Second, Republicans need the numbers. Even if all 636,000 independents join all 959,000 Republicans, they’re still outnumbered by Maryland’s 2,073,000 Democrats. But, hypothetically, with the independents on board, a GOP nominee needs only 239,000 Democratic crossovers, instead of 557,000. Third, and most important, adding independents to its ranks will moderate the GOP’s platform and candidates. This isn’t a philosophical sellout, it’s a rendezvous with reality. The likelihood that the independents’ influence will radically liberalize Maryland’s GOP is nil. But some moderating is overdue: The GOP’s message isn’t selling in Maryland and, in politics, when your message isn’t selling, it’s time to change messages. Republican

conservatives who believe that ideological purity is more important than winning elections should start a salon or become radio talk show hosts. Meanwhile, Maryland desperately needs a competitive, self-policing twoparty political system, which is what makes a democracy work. Obama’s race problem Liberal pundits and editorial writers were so busy swooning over Obama’s “heartfelt words” delivered last Friday that they either missed or ignored what was really going on. Obama’s performance came from his polling, not from his heart. After wrongly injecting himself into the Trayvon Martin incident before it even went to trial (“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”), which helped inflame racial tensions, Obama was stuck with the jury’s “not guilty” verdict. In the verdict’s wake he tried cooling racial passions by calling for calm and supporting trial by jury. But, as the polls showed, that didn’t work: 81 percent of blacks demanded Obama bring federal charges against George Zimmerman (only 27 percent of whites agreed). Even worse, Obama’s approval ratings sank to a two-year low, down to 41 percent in one poll. So, Obama was faced with the nation’s blacks (the Democratic party’s

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CCT needs an alternate route I read with interest the July 2 piece by Rep. John Delaney and Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels regarding the proposed Corridor Cities Transitway. [“Corridor Cities Transitway should be a priority for Montgomery County”]. I likewise support the development of this public transportation system. However, I strongly oppose the CCT’s planned alignment near the Johns Hopkins Belward campus. The CCT is slated to run down Great Seneca Highway in Gaithersburg, and then turn right onto Muddy Branch Road before turning left into Belward. This route will make it very difficult for the more than 1,500 residents of the Washingtonian Woods and Mission Hills communities to enter and exit their neighborhoods. ... As a resident of Washingtonian Woods, I can attest to the fact that it can take several

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minutes to exit my community onto Muddy Branch during rush hour. If the CCT were to run down Muddy Branch, it would further slow traffic into and out of the community. ... Planners do have a suitable alternative route for the CCT: it could continue down Great Seneca Highway past Sam Eig High-

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Gary Robinson, Gaithersburg

core constituency) nullifying the jury verdict, ignoring Trayvon’s assault and demanding something impossible for Obama to grant — federal charges for which there is no legal basis. Once again Obama had a race problem and, once again, he talked his way out, just like the Rev. Wright crisis and the “Skip” Gates beer summit. On Friday he empathized with the angry blacks by recounting the car door clicks and department store profiling he experienced as a young black male while delicately changing the subject from bringing federal charges to, instead, ending “stand your ground” laws and calling for ways to help young blacks. Last Friday the half-black president was all black, engaging in a “race conversation” exclusively with blacks about a white, racist America. Then, a few days later, he was off on another “soak the rich” speaking tour hoping Zimmerman’s federal charges would drift out of mind. Blair Lee is chairman of the board of Lee Development Group in Silver Spring and a regular commentator for WBAL radio. His column appears Fridays in the Business Gazette. His past columns are available at www.gazette. net/blairlee. His email address is blair@ leedg.com.

A billion here, a billion there ... The July 24 letter from Tim Willard [“Wasteful defense spending hurting Montgomery”] addressed wasteful military spending and its effect on, among other things, meals for seniors and housing assistance in Montgomery County. While Willard is correct in stating that fighter jets might not need to cost $200 million or $300 million apiece, the real problem does not lie in projects involving mere millions of dollars. On his recent $100 mil-

lion trip to Africa, President Obama pledged $7.5 billion dollars (of taxpayer money) to help develop electricity projects on that continent. Combine that with the $1.8 billion dollars given to what was then Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government and we’re talking about real money here. I totally agree with Willard that money is being wasted and yes, $9.3 billion would feed a lot of seniors.

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hired through a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to help with outreach. But some volunteers sign up through word-of-mouth and occasionally there are volunteers, such as Hussain, who just walk in off the street. Dowdy said the county requires each fire station to have a certain number of volunteers assigned to each shift based on the equipment that particular station runs. Station 5 is required to

the words Berliner used that will serve as the trigger for development in stage II to begin. That amendment passed unanimously. The Chevy Chase Lake plan covers a portion of Connecticut Avenue between Jones Bridge

have six volunteers on duty, but the department always surpasses that number by having roughly 14 volunteers assigned at a time. Because of the additional hands, the department has been able to add to the list of equipment available at the station, he said. In 2001, when the station moved to its current location, it operated a fire truck and an ambulance. Now, Station 5 firefighters and

Road and East West Highway. The development will contribute a net $4.2 million a year to the county, according Montgomery County documents. Phase I of the sector plan, which could go forward at any point now, includes three proj-

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Andy Marshall of Gaithersburg and his 13-year-old stepson Jack check out a Cabin John Park Fire Department rescue boat as they talk with firefighter Geoff Lewis at a safety fair for people with autism at the Montgomery County Police Academy campus in Rockville on Thursday.

fear of a tragedy brought on by an “elopement” or a “wandering.” They are all too frequent: Police discovered the body of 7-year-old Michael Kingsbury in a car in Washington, D.C., 36 hours after he went missing on July 7. He left the house after throwing a light fixture out of his window while he was playing, according to a July 8 story in The Washington Post. The cause and manner of his death — and how he ended up in the car — are still unclear, police say. In recent years, there has been a spate of fatalities of children with autism. “It happens so frequently,” said Shawnie Keenan of Autism Speaks, one of the organizations sponsoring Autism Night Out, which was held to raise awareness about the disorder,

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 b volunteers use a ladder-truck and can now take courses to be certified in the highest out-of-hospital medical training. “My volunteers go beyond what they’re required to do,” Dowdy said. And Hussain has taken advantage of all the training opportunities presented to him while at Station 5. He is now qualified in paramedical science, knows how to drive an ambulance and

ects — the Chevy Chase Lake East Shopping Center, which had prior approval, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which is allowed under an exception for charitable and philanthropic projects. The third is the Housing Op-

bring the autistic community together and connect it with law enforcement officials, organizers said. An article in the October edition of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatricians, reported that in a study of more than 1,200 children with autism, nearly half had wandered or tried to elope at least once after the age of 4. In Montgomery County, about 100 to 150 calls out of the hundreds of missing persons reports police investigate every year are for missing autistic children, Officer Laurie Reyes said. “They’re in danger the moment they go missing,” Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger told parents at the event. Organizers and police passed out information and urged parents to have a plan in place in case their children wander or bolt out of their house.

is learning how to drive a fire truck. “We are held to the same standards as career firefighters are,” he said. Hussain, who will graduate this coming semester, hopes to become a state trooper specializing in paramedics. But, if that falls through, he said he would be glad to make a career out of firefighting. kpohlman@gazette.net

portunities Commission property on Chevy Chase Lake Drive, which also made it into the first phase, as it will provide affordable housing by way of 45 “moderately priced dwelling units” and 30 workforce housing units. Council member Marc Elrich

Reyes said that if a child wanders off, parents should contact police immediately. Their house shouldhaveanalarmsystemthat chimes when a door is opened, she said, and parents should let neighbors know about the children and their condition. Parents also should make sure their children know how to swim and have some kind of identification on them, she said. Police passed out neon green shirts for children to wear to bed at night, when many kids wander off, Reyes said. “I have autism! Call 911 if I am alone,” is printed on them. Reyes said the inspiration for the gathering came in part from her work with Project Lifesaver, a Montgomery County police program. Families with relatives prone to wandering can receive bracelets that transmit a radio signal. Police can track the signal from about a mile away, dramatically shortening

(D-at large) of Takoma Park was the only council member who voted against the plan. Tuesday’s council approval means that developers in phase one now are clear to move forward with individual development plans.

rescue searches. One parent said he keeps a phone with “family locator” plan in his son’s backpack or pants in case he wanders off. “It’s great to be around a scene where they understand the situation, the cause, and [people are] not looking at your children as if it’s awkward,” said Chris Superville of Aspen Hill, who was at the event with his wife, Shante Harris-Superville, and their 7-year-old son, Dylan. Dylan doesn’t tend to wander, Harris-Superville said. But there are other challenges. Although he’s more “typical,” meaning more like a person without autism, he doesn’t communicate verbally very much, she said. “It’s hard ... when they can’t explain their needs to you,” she said. sjbsmith@gazette.net

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in common is that the downtown Bethesda marketplace is hot right now. “The same thing is happening with banks,” Kronenburg said. Although downtown Bethesda is still home to many banks, the area may be down to two gas stations — the two Liberty stations catty-corner from each other at the intersection of Arlington Road and Bradley Boulevard. That’s a problem for some who remember the long lines, and even empty gas pumps, caused by weather emergencies such as the derecho and superstorm Sandy. Filling up gas tanks is near the top of many emergency preparedness to-do lists, including Montgomery County’s. But it’s not just natural disasters that people should be worried about, said John Townsend, spokesman for AAA, a nonprofit made up of 50 motor clubs. It’s the every day conveniences that gas stations provide: free air for tires, a quart of oil, someone to peer under the hood or fix a flat. “It’s a way of life,” Townsend said. “Where are you going to go when your tail light goes out? They provide a neighborhood service.” Without that neighborhood service, Townsend said, residents will be in for longer trips to filling stations and longer lines when they get there. But Kronenberg said the county does not consider gas stations to be an amenity that must be included when planning.

“Maybe that’s something we could evaluate,” Kronenberg said, adding that there are still gas stations outside downtown Bethesda. “If you live in the area, you know where to go.” The following gas stations in downtown Bethesda are either being replaced or may soon be replaced: • Eastham’s Exxon Servicenter at 7100 Wisconsin Ave., a Bethesda landmark since 1929, stopped selling gas in September and is now slated to become a luxury apartment building. • The former Exxon gas station at 7340 Wisconsin Ave. will be home to a luxury apartment building with retail on the first floor, if the developer Bainbridge gets its way. • Luxury condominiums and an art incubator are set to be built at the corner of Fairmont Avenue and Old Georgetown Road, where a BP gas station operated until November of last year. • The BP/Amoco station at 8101 Wisconsin Ave., also known as the “Last Gas” station, because it was a driver’s last chance to fuel up before getting on the Capital Beltway, was shuttered in August of last year and will be home to a low-rise TD Bank building. • The Sunoco gas station at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Battery Lane, which also included the only carwash near downtown Bethesda, will be replaced by a six-story, 90,000-square-foot office building and ground-floor retail. • There are plans to turn the Shell station at 7628 Old Georgetown Road into a one-story TD Bank, with a drive-through ATM and nine parking spaces. ablum@gazette.net


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On a recent Tuesday morning at Olney’s Bedford Court Senior Living Community, the activities room, known as The Bistro, was packed. Chairs, wheelchairs and walkers lined the walls. Eventually, residents who came late had to settle for a spot in the hallway. They were there to see Seniorita Sunshine, also known as Andrea Hancock of Rockville. Standing at the front of the room, at maybe 5-feet tall, Hancock was dressed in a red and white striped skirt and top, and wearing a blonde wig. She welcomed her audience, turned on the song “Bring Me Sunshine,” and started making her way around the room, stopping at each resident to offer a handshake, a little dance or just a smile. “At my first show, I went to each

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A CHORUS LINE n When: Aug. 1 to Sept. 1; see website for specific show times n Where: 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney n Tickets: $32.50$65, discounts available for groups, seniors, military and students n For information: 301-924-3400, olneytheatre.org

Starting Thursday, Olney Theatre Center presents “A Chorus Line,” the largest musical ever produced in the theater’s 75-year history. The show features 24 performers and eight musicians, telling the story of a young group of aspiring actors, dancers and singers auditioning for a spot on a chorus line. “It’s something that I’m used to but it does feel different in this production because it’s their biggest one and they’re so excited about it,” said actor Jennifer Cordiner, who plays Val. “You can feel the energy at all times from all the people around Olney.” A New Jersey native and classically-trained dancer, Cordiner moved to the Washington, D.C., area in January. “A Chorus Line” is the first show she booked. Director and choreographer Stephen Nachamie is no stranger to Olney Theatre Center. He returns after directing “1776,” “Camelot,” and

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In a preproduction photo of Olney Theatre Center’s “A Chorus Line,” Cassie (Nancy Lemenager) tries to convince director Zach (Carl Randolph) that she should be chosen to be in his newest show. Due to injury, Nancy Lemenager has left the production. Michelle Aravena will replace her in the role of Cassie. Below, the cast of Olney Theatre Center’s production of “A Chorus Line,” running Aug. 1 to Sept. 1.

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The Rolling Stones came and went from Washington, D.C., in June, but fans will still be able to hear some of their biggest hits on stage on Saturday. “The great Rolling Stones, but for $575 less,” joked Ron Newmyer of BandHouse Gigs, which will present a

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tribute to the legendary band on Saturday at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. Reserved tickets are $25, and standing room tickets are $20 — a big difference from the $600 tickets available for the sold-out Verizon Center gig earlier this summer. Fifty-five performers will present their interpretations of Stones classics such as “You Can’t Always Get What you Want,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Get Off My

Cloud” and “Gimme Shelter.” “A lot of musicians grew up playing the Rolling Stones … they touched a chord in a lot of people,” said Newmyer, who said the tribute will focus on songs released from 1963 through 1972. “They started as an R&B cover band, then they mastered the pop sound, then when the Beatles broke up in 1968, they went back to R&B,” he said. “They had a lot of styles — country, blues, R&B, rock ’n’ roll, pop, strings and

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Country rocker Scott Kurt will be one of 55 performers in the BandHouse Gigs tribute to the Rolling Stones on Saturday at The Fillmore Silver Spring.


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Julie Gross’ “Chinatown.” Gross is the featured artist for August at the Montgomery Art Association’s gallery at Westfield Wheaton Mall.

Bright lights, big city The works of artist Julie Gross will be on view throughout the month of August at the Montgomery Art Association’s MAA Gallery, Westfield Wheaton Mall, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton. An opening reception is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The exhibit closes Aug. 25. Inspired by the lines and colors in cities and landscapes, Gross boasts a strong sense of linear perspective and beautiful skies. Her work illustrates well-known buildings, as well as obscure city streets and alleys, while exaggerating colors and abstracting shapes. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.juliegrosspaintings. com. Visit www.montgomeryart.org.

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Natalie Cole will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday at Strathmore. The nine-time Grammy winner will perform songs from her latest CD, “Natalie Cole En Espanol.”

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Nine-time Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Music Center at Strathmore. Having sold more than 30 million records worldwide, the singer will perform songs from her new CD, “Natalie Cole En Español,” a tribute to the Spanish songs by her father, Nat King Cole. A pre-concert lecture, “Like Father/Like Daughter: The Impact of Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole on American Popular Music,” with Saïs Kamalidiin from Howard University, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Education Center Room 402 and is free with a concert ticket. Tickets for the Natalie Cole performance are $33-$92. For more information, visit www.strathmore.org.

Worth 1,000 words “Shot in the Dark,” featuring photographs from the Master Darkroom Class at the Photoworks Gallery and Photography School at Glen Echo Park, continues to Sept. 3 at the gallery,

7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-8 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment (contact gaylesue@me.com or kwkeating@comcast.net). Exhibiting photographers include Andrew Currie, Molly Donavan, Heather Dorsey, Saman Michael Far, Brenda Hanning, Ann Harding, Mike Jones, Tom Kraly, Bill Mertens, Joanne Miller and Alejandra Vallejo. For more information, visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

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Heavy metal-influenced Spanish guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriella will perform in concert at Strathmore on Aug. 4.

Muy caliente Heavy-metal influenced Spanish guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriella will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Music Center at Strathmore. Renown for their “Stairway to Heaven”

cover courtesy of YouTube, the duo’s music has been heard on film scores ranging from “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” to “Puss in Boots.” Tickets are $55-$78. For more information, visit www.strathmore.org.

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“Hands,” by photographer Saman Michael Far. “Shot in the Dark” continues to Sept. 3 at the Photoworks Gallery and Photography School at Glen Echo Park.

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IN THE ARTS DANCES Hollywood Ballroom, July 31, free International Fox Trot Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m. ($15), Aug. 2, free Tango lesson at 8 p.m., Social Ballroom at 9 p.m. ($15); Aug. 3, free East Coast Swing lesson at 8 p.m., Social Ballroom at 9 p.m. ($10); Aug. 4, free Fox Trot lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom at 8 p.m. ($15), Aug. 7, free International Tango Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m. ($15), Aug. 8, Tea Dance from 12:30-3:30 p.m. ($6), 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181, www.hollywoodballroomdc.com Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: Thurs-

days, 8:15 beginner lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, www.capitalblues.org. Contra, Aug. 2, Rachel Shapiro calls to Cosmic Otters; Aug. 9, Tavi Merrill with the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band; Aug. 16, Ron Buchanan calls to Love Mongrels; Aug. 23, Janine Smith with In Wildness; Aug. 30, Louie Cromartie with Honeysuckle Rose, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www. fridaynightdance.org. Contra & Square, Aug. 4, Rachel Shapiro with The Cosmic Otters; Aug. 11, Dick Bearman with Rachel Eddy and Kristian Herner; Aug. 18, Ann Fallon and the Narrowminded Naysayers; Aug. 25, Delaura Padovan with a Graham DeZarn Joint, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, www.fsgw.org. English Country, July 31, Caller: Anna Rain, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), www.fsgw. org. Scottish Country Dancing, 8-10 p.m. Mondays, steps and formations taught. No experience, partner necessary, T-39 Building on NIH campus, Wisconsin Avenue and South Drive, Bethesda, 240505-0339. Swing, Aug. 10, The Boilermaker Jazz Band, lesson at 8 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park, $15, www.flyingfeet.org. Waltz, Aug. 4, Quartetto Con Brio; Aug. 18, Waverly Station, 2:45-3:30 p.m. lesson, 3:30-6 p.m., dance, $10, www.waltztimedances.org.

MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Music Pligrim Trio w/Special

Guest Mary Alouette, 7:30 p.m. July 31, $10; Main Event, 8 p.m. Aug. 2, $10; The Tony Rich Project, 8 p.m. Aug. 3, $30; Nadine Rae & The Allstars, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4, $10, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 301-634-2222, www.bethesdabluesjazz.com The Fillmore Silver Spring, Frank Turner, 8 p.m. Aug. 1; The Dillenger Escape Plan, 3:20 p.m. Aug. 2; BandHouse Gigs Tribute to Rolling Stones, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301-960-9999, FillmoreSilverSpring.com, www.livenation.com.

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The cast of “Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat” at Adventure Theatre MTC. fiddle.com

Imagination Stage, “Peter Pan

and Wendy,” to Aug. 11, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www. imaginationstage.org Olney Theatre Center, “A Chorus Line,” to Sept. 1, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, www. olneytheatre.org. The Puppet Co., “Circus!” Aug. 2 to Sept. 1; 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, www. thepuppetco.org. Round House Theatre, Bethesda, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” Aug. 21 to Sept. 15; 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. 240-644-1100, www.roundhousetheatre.org. Round House Theatre, Silver Spring, TBA; 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, $15 for general admission, $10 for subscribers, patrons 30 and younger and seniors, 244-644-1100, www.roundhousetheatre.org. The Writer’s Center, Poetry and Prose Open Mic, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 4; Mariposa Readings, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 11; Poets Bateman, Riegel, and Sukrungruang, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 18, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, 301654-8664, www.writer.org.

VISUAL ART Adah Rose Gallery, Randall Lear and Ellyn Weiss, Aug. 30 to Oct. 6, vernissage on Sept. 21, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, 301922-0162, www.adahrosegallery. com The Dennis and Phillip Ratner

Museum, TBA, hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. 301-897-1518. Gallery B, TBA; gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. www.bethesda.org. Glenview Mansion, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Greater Washington, Aug. 4 to Sept. 30, Rockville Civic Center Park, 503 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. www.rockvillemd. gov. Marin-Price Galleries, Rose Nygaard, to Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., 301-718-0622. VisArts, Nancy Bullough: Neena Birch: Retrospective Response and Reception, Aug. 7 to Sept. 8, opening reception from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9, Kaplan Gallery; Marty Weishaar, Aug. 7 to Sept. 8, opening reception from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9, Common Ground Gallery; “Ching Ching Cheng,” Aug. 7 to Sept. 8, opening reception from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9, Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, 301-315-8200, www.visartsatrockville.org.

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Frank Turner will be performing at Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday as part of the Bud Light Music First 50/50/1 nationwide event.

Washington Printmakers Gallery, 16th Annual National Small

Works Exhibition, July 31 to Aug. 25, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, second Floor, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, www.washingtonprintmakers.com. Waverly Street, “The Unfolding,” Paintings of the people of Bhutan, India and Nepal by Mary Eggers, to Aug. 4, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda, 301-9519441, www.waverlystreetgallery. com.

Institute of Musical Traditions — Takoma Park, TBA, Takoma

Park Community Center, call for prices, times, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 301-960-3655, www. imtfolk.org.

Institute of Musical Traditions — Rockville, TBA, Saint Mark

Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, call for prices, www.imtfolk.org. Strathmore, Free Summer Outdoor Concert: Jon Scales Fourchestra, 7 p.m. July 31, Backyard Theater for Kids: Taikoza (Japanese drums and dance), 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 1; Natalie Cole, 8 p.m. Aug. 2; Puppet Slam, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 2; Blair Thomas & Company: The Puppet Tells the Story, 10 a.m. Aug. 3; Panel Discussion: Puppetry in Contemporary American Theater, 3 p.m., Aug. 3; Blair Thomas & Company: Hard Headed Heart, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Aug. 4; Rodrigo y Gabriela, 7 p.m. Aug. 4; Strathmore Fine Art Camp (Half Day), 9:30 a.m. Aug. 5; Free Summer Outdoor Concert: Carlos Núñez, 7 p.m. Aug. 7, call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-5815100, www.strathmore.org.

ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat,” to Sept. 2, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. Do or Die Mysteries, “Art of Murder,” Saturdays, to Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m. buffet, 7:30 p.m. show, $47.50 buffet and show, Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, 443-4223810, www.flanagansharpand-

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‘Fruitvale Station’ shows last day of year and life in heartbreaking tale BY

MICHAEL PHILLIPS

Michael B. Jordan stars in “Fruitvale Station.”

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“Fruitvale Station” is hugely effective meat-and-potatoes moviemaking, and one hell of a feature film debut for writerdirector Ryan Coogler. Lean (84 minutes), swift and full of life, Coogler’s picture recounts a random and needless death, that of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, played by Michael B. Jordan, a familiar face from “The Wire,” “Friday Night Lights” and the films “Chronicle” and “Red Tails.” At 2:15 a.m. Jan. 1, 2009, the unarmed victim was shot in the back by a Bay Area Rapid Transit policeman on an Oakland, Calif., Fruitvale station platform. There were witnesses, lots of them, many taking cellphone videos of the incident. The movie makes no secret of Oscar’s fate. Coogler could’ve settled for an enraging, full-throttle melodrama, designed to boil your blood from beginning to end. But “Fruitvale Station” is better, more heartbreaking, than that. The script follows a wellworn pattern: We spend approximately 24 hours with Oscar before the shooting, as he skitters from one part of his life to another. He’s stepping out on his girlfriend, Sophina (a smashingly good and naturalistically attuned Melonie Diaz), but there’s enough glue in their relationship, it seems, to make it stick, and for Oscar to keep their 4-year-old daughter Tatiana (Ariana Neal) in the true north position of his compass. Oscar’s life in and out of

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prison has been a trial for his mother (Octavia Spencer, noteperfect), whose birthday is Dec. 31. In the hours leading up to the fateful BART ride back from San Francisco on New Year’s Eve, Oscar spends time with his drug dealer associate and swings by to pick up a cake and some seafood for his grandmother’s gumbo. “Fruitvale Station” works because Coogler and his leading man present a many-sided protagonist, neither saint nor unalloyed sinner. He struggles

to find legal work and to keep it once he’s found it; likewise, and not easily, he juggles his old hell-raising self with his responsibilities as a lover, a father and a son. When “Fruitvale Station” goeswhereitmustgo,tothattrain platform (Kevin Durand plays a fictionalized version of the transit cop who pulled the trigger), the knot tightens in your gut. You hope for an impossible resolution to the scene. You may also find yourself hoping that the film itself doesn’t blow it — that it doesn’t

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push the anguish and outrage into operatic or phony realms. Coogler does not blow it (though there’s a coda or two too many in the final 10 minutes). His success with the film overall, which is

considerable, lies in his easy way with extended takes, allowing two or more actors to actually interact and get a rhythm going. Jordan, Diaz and Spencer, among others, are superb throughout. The film was shot quickly, on an extremely modest budget. The breathlessness feels right, and true. “Fruitvale Station” won two major awards at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and went on to pick up a prize for its presence in the Un Certain Regard sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival. It remains to be seen what

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ON THE

MENU A Guide To Area Restaurants

AMERICAN

BARKING DOG

ITALIAN

SUSHI

4723 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD

BARONESSA ITALIAN SUSHIKO 5455 Wisconsin Avenue RESTAURANT

www.thebarkingdogonline.com

301-838-9050

301-654-0022

7416 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD

301-277-DOGS

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TEX-MEX / LATIN AMERICAN CUISINE

1302 E. Gude Dr., Rockville, MD Chevy Chase, MD 20815 www.baronessarest.com

MEXICAN

301-961-1644 www.sushikorestaurants.com

JAPANESE MASA HIBACHI STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI Downtown Silver Spring

921 J Ellsworth Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-608-8989 or 301-608-8119

AZUCAR RESTAURANT BAR & GRILL

14418 Layhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906

VILLA MAYA RESTAURANT

5532 Norbeck Rd., Rock Creek Village Shopping Ctr.

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603 Edmonston Dr. Rockville, MD 20851

301-438-3293

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240-654-3306

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8301 Georgia Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910

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301-589-6700

Rockville Civic Ballet

19201 Frederick Avenue Germantown, MD 20876

301-608-2121

LUCY ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT

www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre

(Formerly The Middlebrook Inn)

8739 Flower Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20901

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Coppelia

August 3 at 7:30 pm

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Curacao (bitter) orange peel. Some brewers add sweet orange peel and other spices for complexity such as chamomile, cumin, cinnamon, white pepper and grains of paradise. These flavors should be subtle and balanced. The unmalted wheat provides a more grainy and fuller body than White beer’s German wheat beer cousins. These refreshing beers are pale straw to gold in color with a dense, pale white head and good head retention from the base wheat. White beers are generally bottle conditioned by adding some sugar and yeast to the bottle prior to capping. This allows the beers to further develop but makes for a cloudy, milky appearance with some sediment. White beers have an alcohol by volume range of 4.5 to 6.0 percent. Recently some White beers have been creatively “imperilized” or “doubled” with higher levels of ingredients, body and alcohol levels of 8 to 10 percent ABV. Witbiers are excellent with salads and a wonderful counterpoint to egg dishes and cheese omelets. They also are great with fish, complimenting even the most delicate fish flavors, and sushi, Mexican and Thai foods. Witbiers also work well with desserts that have lemon, lime or orange flavors. Belgian’s have been brewing witbiers in Hoegaarden (pronounced “who-garten”) east of Brussels since the 1500s. By the early 1950s there were no witbiers being produced in Belgium. Pierre Celis, a neighbor of the last white beer brewery, which was in Hoegaarden,

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Belgian White beers (called Witbiers in Flemish and Biere Blanche in French) are a refreshing and zesty summer treat. White beers have a pleasant sweetness often characterized with a tangy orange or lemon fruitiness and notes of honey or vanilla. They are crisp and dry and often have a tartness with unmalted wheat undertones.

Tickets $13-$17, group rates available

Coogler can do with different kinds of stories. But he knows where to put a camera, and how long to hold a shot, and what it means to have terrific performers igniting a scene. In the wake of last year’s Trayvon Martin killing, and this month’s George Zimmerman trial verdict, the movie carries an added layer of resonance. But “Fruitvale Station” didn’t require the killing of another unarmed AfricanAmerican to make it one of the truly vital films of 2013.

Witte (5.1 percent ABV) is brewed by Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY. It has a sweet lemon, coriander, light pepper and Belgian yeast nose which presage a light sweet lemon front. PHOTO FROM BREWS BROTHERS

decided to recreate the style and began brewing in 1966. His De Kluis Brewery popularized the style which is now brewed in Belgium, France, Netherlands and the United States. Celis sold his brewery to Interbrew (Now Anheuser Busch-InBev) and moved to Texas where he established a new brewery. Another very popular U.S. version is Blue Moon made by Miller-Coors. Hoegaarden Witbier (4.9 percent ABV) is brewed by Anheuser Busch-InBev at the Hoegaarden Brewery in Hoegaarden, Belgium. Hoegaarden, which is effervescent throughout, has a bright sweet lemon nose leading into a light lemon front with a hint of wheat, both of which continue in the middle. The lemon ebbs in the very minimal finish with a slight dull lemon zest in the aftertaste. Ratings: 6.5/6. Note: in the past Hoegaarden Wit has scored much higher. Allagash White (5.1 percent ABV) is made by Allagash Brewing of Portland, Maine. Allagash White has an aroma of bitter lemon and yeast. The teasing sweet lemon front segues in a middle where the lemon is

joined by subtle coriander and light pepper. The pepper grows in the finish and still further in the aftertaste while the lemon fades. There is a lingering current of coriander, pepper and muted lemon. Ratings: 8/7.5. Blue Moon (5.4 percent ABV) is made by the Blue Moon Brewing Company, a division of / Miller-Coors, in Golden, CO. Blue Moon has a bouquet of coriander, tartness, and honey. The subdued dry front has traces of pepper and coriander which continue in the middle. The finish brings in a faint sweetness and increased pepper. The lightly dry aftertaste also displays a touch of orange zest. Ratings: 6/6. Witte (5.1 percent ABV) is brewed by Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY. Witte has a sweet lemon, coriander, light pepper and Belgian yeast nose which presage a light sweet lemon front. In the middle a slight coriander joins along with a hint of grain and tempered tartness. These continue in the finish merging with a tinge of pepper. The moderately dry aftertaste has a lingering growing pepper flavor with a tart lemon zest. Ratings: 8/8.


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The cast of Olney Theatre Center’s production of “A Chorus Line,” running Aug. 1 to Sept. 1.

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Continued from Page A-11 “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” Nachamie said it was a production of “A Chorus Line” he saw at age 13 that solidified his desire to get into theater. “It’s almost like seeing everyone’s collective experience on stage that let me see this is something that can be pursued,” Nachamie said. “I saw a bunch of people on stage doing what I [wanted] to do professionally ... I remember a little part of me thinking, ‘I can do that.’” Nachamie was later cast in a production of “A Chorus Line” at 18 and, in 1993, worked as an associate director

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Continued from Page A-11 person and connected with them,” Hancock said. “And that’s become something I’ve done with each show. It says, ‘I see you, I acknowledge you, thank you for being here.’” For the past four months, Hancock has traveled to senior living communities in Montgomery County as Seniorita Sunshine, performing a cabaret-style act, featuring songs from the 1930s through 1960s, for residents. A Silver Spring native, Hancock said she’s always loved to perform. “The very beginning was camp,” Hancock said. “I was 9 or something; I believe we did ‘Pippin.’ And then I performed in high school, I was in all the shows. I did some Montgomery College Dinner Theatre.” But after graduating from the University of Maryland, Hancock made the decision not to pursue a career in the arts. “Some people said, if there’s absolutely nothing else you could do or want to do, then you go for it and take the direct line to performing, to showbiz,” she said. “I’m blessed that I can do different things ... I was like, ‘Well, I like to do this, and I like advertising and marketing and that’s what I did after college.” Though she wasn’t on stage for

on the show’s national tour. Though this isn’t the largest production Nachamie’s ever staged — he’s directed productions of “Oliver” and “The Music Man,” both featuring larger casts — he said there are still challenges in tackling such a largescale musical. “I think the challenges are making sure everyone is invested all of the time and everyone is invested in the situation,” Nachamie said. “Most of the show, we’re all on stage,” added actor Kyle Schliefer, who plays the role of Mike. “You really have to know every number you’re hitting ... or else you’ll whack someone in the face.” While “Chorus Line’s” choreogra-

a living, Hancock said she never abandoned her love of performing. In 1993, after moving to Hawaii, she rediscovered the arts. Over the next five years, Hancock did everything from community theater, to improv, to commercials and even landed a spot as an extra in a scene from “Beverly Hills 90210.” While still living in Hawaii, Hancock subscribed to Backstage, a magazine for people in the performing arts industry. “When I was in Hawaii, I started getting Backstage, ordering it from New York,” Hancock said. “And that was the end of it; it was like, that’s where you need to be.” Hancock made the decision to move to New York where she got into stand-up comedy and developed her own musical-improv act. “I kind of did comedy and then my own brand of musical comedy,” Hancock said. She studied at the New Actors Workshop for one summer and said she did what all aspiring performers in New York do: “You perform for love, not money,” Hancock said. “But you get your chops.” To earn a living, Hancock got into the professional organizing business. “I was helping people and I got into the relocation and the downsizing,” she said. After moving back to Maryland in 2005 and working for

phy is certainly part of the show’s appeal, Nachamie said he wanted to focus his attention on another aspect of the musical: its text. After its Broadway premiere in July of 1975, “A Chorus Line” was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, ultimately winning nine. But according to Nachamie, what many people don’t know is that the musical also won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. “The reason it won the Pulitzer was because nothing had ever been talked about in such a frank manner before,” Nachamie said. “Every story that was told in this show, it was the first time telling it ... it was really the start of the ‘me’ generation.” Despite his history with the show,

herself for a few years, Hancock began looking for moving companies in need of her services. “When I moved home, I found a company that focused on moving seniors,” she said. “It wasn’t really a conscious decision.” While Hancock said the decision was not a conscious one, it did turn out to be her introduction to the senior community. In 2009, Hancock started working for Transitional Assistance & Design, helping seniors downsize from their homes into assisted living or independent living communities. “I moved them from their homes of many years, helping them shed their stuff and fit into a senior living community,” Hancock said. “That was a way to connect with people one-on-one. They’re making the decisions, you’re not telling them what to throw away. It was all about really empowering the client; it was their choice.” The professional organizing eventually led Hancock to a sales job at Sunrise, a company that runs several senior living communities, including Bedford Court, in the area. But Hancock said she found herself gravitating toward the activities room whenever she was at work, and soon, the urge to perform again started to creep in. “I met other performers at Sunrise who inspired me, who taught me ... it’s about connecting

Nachamie said there were still things in the script that surprised him this time around. “I’ve been away from the show 10 or 11 years and when we first went through the text, I read things differently,” Nachamie said. “Usually with ‘A Chorus Line,’ you don’t get into the text and why it’s there ... but I’ve had a lot of time to do one-on-one work with the actors and exploration of the characters.” Nachamie added that he’s tried to remain absolutely truthful to the original text, most of which was derived from question-and-answer sessions with young actors and dancers on Broadway. “There’s a speech pattern, there’s a

truth and if you try to change it, you’re all of the sudden not in that time period,” Nachamie said. Though the “Chorus Line” script may be true to the time period in which it was written, the Olney cast said the musical’s stories are timeless. “There are struggles that they went through in the 1970s that we’re going through now,” Cordiner said. “That’s what a dancer goes through, that’s what a dancer’s life is like.” “I can play myself in kind of a roundabout way,” added Bryan Knowlton, who plays Paul. “Most of my life story is found within Paul. When you identify with someone, it inspires you.” chedgepeth@gazette.net

with an audience,” Hancock said. Now working full time as Seniorita Sunshine, Hancock said she applies the same philosophy to her act that she did to her professional organizing: empower the client. “The opportunity to have someone interested and giving them attention ... that’s huge,” Hancock said. Hancock said she’s also witnessed the incredible power her music has. “I saw firsthand, for the memory impaired, how incredibly beneficial and therapeutic music is,” she said. “How somebody who might have difficulty expressing themselves verbally, once songs are turned on, show tunes or those standards ... they know all the words ... They’re enlivened, a switch goes on and I wanted to be a part of that.” Looking ahead, Hancock said she hopes to take her Seniorita Sunshine act to private events including anniversary parties and milestone birthdays. Wherever she performs, she said she’s determined to spread her musical message. “Sunshiny and happy, that’s my message,” she said. “I want to always stick with that.” For more information on Seniorita Sunshine, visit her website, www.senioritasunshine.com. chedgepeth@gazette.net

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Seniorita Sunshine (Andrea Hancock) performs for residents at Bedford Court Retirement and Assisted Living facility.

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Continued from Page A-11 horns — there wasn’t a single sound.” Newmyer also gave Mick Jagger a lot of credit for his song delivery and stage presence. “He could do shrieks and howls that not many people could do, and he has a sense of phrasing,” he said. “He’s a mesmerizing figure — you couldn’t not watch and listen to him.” Singer and actress Julia Nixon said she’s looking forward to performing “Play with Fire” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” Nixon said she can’t guarantee she’ll do jumping jacks on stage like Jagger, but she’ll put an equal amount of passion into the song. “Anybody who knows me and knows how I sing knows that I love that raw, rock, in-yourface, hard-driving [sound],” said Nixon, who formerly lived in Washington, D.C., but now lives in North Carolina. “When I was growing up in the south in the Bible Belt, rock ’n’ roll was something that was not permitted,” she said. “[The Stones] were seen as potheads and forbidden, and I couldn’t see Jimi Hendrix either.” After Nixon left home in the 1980s, she discovered the Stones and has seen them on video. “They’re just free spirits up there, they all were,” she said. “Their energy level was unbelievable.” Laura Tsaggaris, who lives in

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Vocalist Julia Nixon will perform “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Play with Fire” at BandHouse Gigs’ tribute concert to the Rolling Stones. Guitarist and singer Laura Tsaggaris (left, front) will be performing “Let’s Spend the Night” and “She’s a Rainbow” at BandHouse Gigs’ tribute concert to the Rolling Stones on Saturday at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Washington, D.C., said she will be singing a verse of “Sympathy for the Devil” along with other performers and also singing two songs on her own — “Let’s Spend the Night” and “She’s a Rainbow.” “‘Let’s Spend the Night’ is one of those iconic songs,” she said. “I remember hearing about them singing it on the Ed Sullivan show, when they had to change the words.” Tsaggaris said she hadn’t heard of “She’s a Rainbow” before, and welcomes the chance to learn and perform it for the concert “It’s really an interesting, quirky song,” said Tsaggaris, adding that the tribute is “pretty cool,” because both the

artists and the audience discover something new about the Stones from hearing some of their lesser-known songs. Country rock singer Scott Kurt, who lives in Arlington, Va., said he learned about the Stones in the 1980s when MTV first took off. “They embraced it with songs like ‘Start Me Up’ and ‘Waiting on a Friend,’ which were in constant rotation when I was a kid,” he said. Kurt said he will be the lead singer in an acoustic arrangement of “Factory Girl,” and he will also be singing “Happy,” one of his favorites because Keith Richards, who wrote most of it, also sang it on the band’s “Exile on Main Street” album.

ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE n When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday n Where: The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring n Tickets: $20 standing; $25 reservations (Eight-ticket limit per household) n For information: 301-9609999; fillmoresilverspring. com; bandhousegigs.com.

“It was high-energy musicianship and effortless cool,” said Kurt about the legendary Stones. “I think it was the way they moved.” All three performers said they enjoy the chance to sing and play with other people in the tribute concerts, which are known for Newmyer’s practice of throwing two or three per-

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Guitarist David Kitchen is one of 55 performers in the BandHouse Gigs tribute to the Rolling Stones on Saturday at The Fillmore Silver Spring. formers together, giving them a little time to rehearse with each other and seeing what happens. “It’s like flash performances,” Nixon said. “You just

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Every time Hugh Jackman’s up there on screen, dining out on the rage stew that is the Wolverine, I think back to his Tony Award-winning performance as entertainer Peter Allen in “The Boy from Oz.” It was a terrible musical but a wonderful Broadway turn, flamboyant exuberance personified. Each strand of this performer’s DNA is about giving the audience a great time. He’s a strutter, and in “The Wolverine,” Jackman’s sixth and most dominant appearance as the Marvel Comics character, the immortal muttonchopped loner looks as if he has been spending all his time up in the Canadian wilderness with a personal trainer, waiting for his close-up. Logan/Wolverine is not the only mutant in “The Wolverine” — Svetlana Khodchenkova slinks around as Viper, with her flicking tongue of death — but the film is largely quasi-human, and it burrows into its own tunnel, a long way from the previous “X-Men” pictures, which always risk overcrowding. This time Logan returns to Japan at the behest of a mysterious red-haired woman (Rila Fukushima). Decades earlier, Logan survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki while saving the life of Japanese soldier Shingen Yashida (played by Hiroyuki Sanada). The soldier became a powerful and corrupt industrialist. On his deathbed, the dying man is looking to his old savior for one last favor. But the Japanese gangsters known as yakuza intrude, and Logan has sworn to protect Yashida’s daughter, Mariko (Tao Okamoto), and there’s your plot, distilled from the four-part 1982 Marvel saga written by Chris Claremont and penciled by Frank Miller.

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The screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie concocted the adaptation of “The Wolverine” that got this project going. Rewrites ensued by Mark Bomback and Scott Frank; James Mangold took it before the cameras in Australia and Japan. The results are quite good — the same old angst and grandiosity writ smaller than usual, and better for it. The X-Men crew’s intersections with real-life wartime horrors have long been signposts of the serious aspirations of the material. Watching “The Wolverine,” one may resist the leveling and seared flesh of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki as fodder for another superhero picture. But Mangold handles it well: “The Wolverine” keeps its characters front and center, and only near the end does it turn into a routine, grinding action movie. Along the way there’s a swell battle atop a speeding bullet train, the film’s highlight. Also we get the occasional lyric interlude between Logan and the dream/memory of the woman he loved and lost (Famke Janssen), the source of all his undying grief. The last couple of Wolverine movies provided their share of undying grief as well, the wrong kind, the mediocre movie kind. “The Wolverine” won’t change anybody’s mind about the character, or about what Jackman can do with it. It’s simply a more focused scenario than usual, full of violence done up with a little more coherence and visceral impact than usual. Mangold doesn’t

Logan (Hugh Jackman) fights his greatest battle in “The Wolverine.” bring tons of personality to “The Wolverine,” but he does bring a reasonable and honorable sense of craft, trading in iconography borrowed from Westerns and Easterns and all sorts of movies. Marco Beltrami’s musical score likewise carries echoes of previous movie themes, but it’s evocative and lower-keyed than the usual Marvel bash. Who needs thundering music when you have Jackman glowering and raging and doing everything except tap dancing with those retractable claws?

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Logan’s (Hugh Jackman) adamantium claws are more than a match for ninja steel. PHOTO BY BEN ROTHSTEIN/ TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

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In the weight room, the classroom or during position drills, Neiman Blain and Julian Granby aren’t very far from each other. It’s unavoidable. A year after both received starting time at quarterback, they’re both back and ready to take the spot. And coming off a losing season, it gives coach Adam Bahr solace knowing he has two players with experience at the most important position. “It’s comforting, although they both have a lot of work to do,” Bahr said. Blain, a rising junior, won the starting job last summer, and Bahr said he has the edge heading into training camp. But Blain’s sophomore season was cut short. After starting the season 3-3 and playing banged up most of the time, he suffered a broken leg in a Week 7 loss to Sherwood, ending his season prematurely. After a scramble toward the sideline in which he was pushed out of bounds, Neiman said he felt his leg bend the wrong way, and knew right away it was bad. “I tried to get up and took one step and couldn’t walk,” he said. “I just fell to the ground.”

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Seneca Valley High School quarterback Calvin Reighard suffered through a couple dreary days earlier this summer. Kevin Joppy, one of Montgomery County’s top returning offensive players, had just texted his plans of transferring to Quince Orchard High School to Reighard. Joppy, whose transfer was confirmed by Quince Orchard coach Dave Mencarini, is the second player in the past two years to leave Seneca Valley with eligibility remaining after an All-Gazette first team season. Linebacker Blake Dove transferred to Winston Churchill High School last year. Reighard said he sees those as isolated cases, though, and not a reflection on Seneca Valley. “It’s definitely bothersome, and definitely you worry about it,” Reighard said, “But we know that we’re happy at Seneca Valley, and it’s a great program — the greatest in Maryland — and we’re happy to be here and don’t want to leave.” By the end of Seneca Valley’s first workout after Joppy shared his decision, Reighard was reassured his team is still on a straight course. “There’s a lot of the young guys that were worried like, ‘What are we going to do now?’ and all that stuff,” Reighard said. “But the team came together and followed behind its senior leaders, and it’s gone well so far.” Reighard cited himself, Austen Herbert, Daniel Appouh, Edward Maxwell, Korey Platt and Chris Platt among the players who spoke up. The message: “We’ll be fine.” Then, they set out to prove it in the workout. “It was definitely emotional and hard without him,” Reighard said of Joppy. “And we responded well, so it was great. I feel like we benefited from the move and became more of a closer team.”

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Silver Spring native Sara McMann celebrates defeating Sheila Gaff by knockout on April 27 in the first round of their women’s bantamweight bout during UFC 159 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

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Seneca Valley High School’s Kevin Joppy (left) told teammates he was transferring to Quince Orchard this year. It’s the second straight season the Screaming Eagles have had a star player leave to go to another school.

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When it comes to crunching, bone-jarring hits, Winston Churchill High School running backs Blake DoveandMalikHarriswon’tshyaway. “Malik, he’s a power back. He’ll run you right over,” said Dove, a rising junior. “At the same time, I’ll give you contact and I give you speed. We both

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know the position really well. We’ve played football together since we were young.” Barring ending up at the same college, this will most likely be Dove’s and Harris’s last season together, and they plan to make it memorable. With most of their offensive line returning, the two running backs expect to be one of the top rushing attacks in the area this fall. Harris, a rising senior, returns as Churchill’s top rusher after gaining 900 yards and scoring eight touch

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Winston Churchill High School running back Malik Harris rushed for 900 yards with a 6.2 yard per carry average. The rising senior returns this fall.

Most Olympic-level or professional athletes spend a lifetime perfecting one craft. That’s what Silver Spring native Sara McMann spent the better part of 15 years doing. And at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, she became the first American woman in history to earn a silver medal in Olympic wrestling. Other accomplishments in a storied freestyle wrestling career include winning gold medals at the 2003 and 2007 Pan-American games and top three finishes at the 2003, 2005 and 2007 world championships. These days, however, the now South Carolina-based McMann has immersed herself in becoming proficient in a multitude of sports simultaneously. Such is the life of a mixed martial artist. Mixed martial arts is a combat sport that uses a variety of fighting techniques, including grappling, striking and kicking. McMann is the world’s fourth-ranked Ultimate Fighting

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KEEPING IT BRIEF Ledecky wins gold at World Championships Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart rising junior Katie Ledecky picked a good time to break out of her 400-meter freestyle rut. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the 800-meter freestyle, Ledecky posted a personal best and American record time of 3 minutes, 59.82 seconds en route to winning a gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle Sunday on the opening day of the 2013

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Continued from Page B-1 Championship fighter. “It can be overwhelming. There are so many techniques, so many ways to use the rules for your body type. Multiply that by five [martial arts disciplines] and every place you get there are 12 possible ways you can go. It’s about finding the best pathways for you,” McMann said. “It’s hard to be proficient [in a number of disciplines]. It would be different if I grew up doing MMA, if I never did one individual sport. You can see it, if you grow up doing MMA, you’re used to

FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Ledecky finished nearly three seconds ahead of Spain’s Melanie Costa Schmid in second place. “I’m still in shock over the time. I’d been stuck at 4:04 for a while so I was due for a bit of a drop. I guess this shows what happens when you get into a race with the best. It was an honor to be in a heat with those girls,” Ledecky said. As of Monday Ledecky still had three more events to

contest: 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay. “The U.S. has such a great tradition of distance swimmers, I’m just trying to do my best to live up to that,” Ledecky said. — JENNIFER BEEKMAN

being good at three different sports.” But that challenge could also be McMann’s favorite part of this second competitive career, she said. In 2008 McMann retired from freestyle wrestling. Somewhere between the toll the grueling sport had taken on her mind and body and the USA Wrestling “office politics,” McMann had lost the love she once had for the sport. Within a year — she was pregnant with daughter Bella at the time — she realized she wasn’t done competing. JiuJitsu seemed like the logical route — it is rooted in grappling and ground fighting. But once

McMann was introduced to striking, she was hooked. Within two months of the April 2009 birth of her daughter with partner Trent Goodale, the head wrestling coach at Limestone College in South Carolina, McMann was back to elite level training. “A new start was a really exciting thing but there is also this humbling aspect. You work so hard to become such a high level athlete in a certain sport and then to start from scratch again, from the basics, it was hours and hours of endless drilling just to become proficient at the basic skills,” McMann said. Two years after entering

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Springbrook High School football player Julian Granby participates in Thursday’s off-season workouts at the Silver Spring school.

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Continued from Page B-1 Blain said he could have come back for the end of the season if it was necessary, but Bahr made the decision to shut him down, with two more years of football to look forward to. Blain said he is 100 percent healthy heading into training camp, and has been

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Continued from Page B-1 Seneca Valley coach Fred Kim reinforced his players’ message. “We treat it like if it was a senior graduating,” Kim said. “We lose players every year. We lose great players every year from

working on his arm strength and slowing the game down for him mentally. “He’s a natural quarterback,” Bahr said. “He’s really starting to get the confidence of his teammates and is taking charge in the huddle.” Blain’s injury left the door open for Granby for the final three games of the season. At 6-foot-5, 209 pounds, Granby is a towering presence in the pocket. He said

graduation or whatever other reasons. We just get the next guy in and coach him up and just go and just move on. We can’t worry too much about those things.” Kim said, as society has become more socially tolerant regarding diversity issues and since his players have been raised in that environment, it has trickled down to them

Ekwoge has committed to Western Michigan University after visiting the school this weekend, he said. The rising senior also claimed offers from Old Dominion, Miami (Ohio), Ohio and Toledo. As Good Counsel’s backup running back and a part-time receiver last season, Ekwoge ran for 496 yards and 13 touchdowns on 91 carries and caught three passes for 57 yards. Ekwoge is slated to start at running back this season. the world of mixed martial arts, McMann, competing in women’s bantamweight, is 7-0. She won her UFC debut in April by knocking out German Sheila Gaff in the first round of their bout. On Aug. 28 at the second UFC on FOX Sports1 event in Indianapolis, McMann said she will face perhaps her toughest test in former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman. McMann’s wrestling background was a good platform to build on, she said. Her athleticism and familiarity with combative competition has helped bridge the gap as she continues to become more familiar with the intricacies of mixed martial

Shaw tacks on another title at Junior Olympics A little more than two months removed from adding two more state titles to her decorated track and field career, Thomas S. Wootton High School graduate Gwen Shaw was back at it again on Sunday arts. McMann had reached a point in her wrestling career where everything was instinctual. Things are becoming more natural in the cage but the fact that she still has a lot to learn, McMann said, is exciting. “If I get to the point where I can’t keep learning and growing and it doesn’t offer as much, then I’ll get bored. It’ll be come less exciting and I won’t want to do it,” McMann said. “[The Olympics] seems like a different life. For so long I had just been completely engrossed in the wrestling world. I’m in a different world now.” jbeekman@gazette.net

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Springbrook High School football player Neiman Blain participates in Thursday’s off-season workouts at the Silver Spring school.

he’s worked on speeding up his throwing motion this offseason, and gaining an overall better understanding of the offense. “The job is open for both of us, but we’re more worried about getting our program to where it needs to be for this fall,” said Granby, who also is working at tight end. “Me and Neiman are just working together to get better at the position and lead our team down the right path.”

becoming more accepting of smaller issues — such as someone deciding to transfer. “The way you put it as overcoming a serious blow, I don’t think our kids look at it that way,” Kim said. “Again, the kids have just been focusing on what they need to do to succeed. It’s just kind of, ‘OK, it happened, but we’re rolling. Good luck. We

“He’s a wonderful young man, and he’s a talented player,” Good Counsel coach Bob Milloy said. — DAN FELDMAN

While both players want to be the guy under center for the opening game, both see the bigger picture and will do what the team needs them to do, whether it’s throwing the ball or contributing in other ways, they said. “Anywhere the coaches put me, I’ll take that job and do my job in that role,” Granby said. cstevens@gazette.net

still respect you. We still love you.’ It’s no big deal. We’re just going to keep on rolling.’” Kim said Maxwell, who played outside linebacker and defensive end last season, volunteered to play receiver and Korey Platt played impressively at receiver as well. They’re among eight players vying to replace Joppy, who ran for 514

yards and caught 24 passes for 316 yards for nine touchdowns last season. “He’s a great player, and we’re going to miss him,” Reighard said. But Reighard and Kim agree that replacing Joppy’s production takes a back seat. “I’m not worried about the fact that I’m losing a great foot-

in North Carolina. Shaw, a rising freshman at the University of Louisville running the summer circuit with Glenarden Track Club, helped lead the 400 relay team (45.24 seconds) to a Junior Olympic Championship, hosted by North Carolina A&T, and the 1,600 relay team to a silver medal (3 minutes, 39.32 seconds). Shaw did not run on Wootton’s 400 relay team this past season, though she did anchor the Patriots’ 1,600 relay that took second at the Maryland state meet. — TRAVIS MEWHIRTER

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Continued from Page B-1 downs on 144 carries (6.2 average) last year. Dove was the Bulldogs’ third-leading rusher with 265 yards and three touchdowns on 65 carries. Coach Joe Allen said they are different runners who play to each other’s strengths. Harris is all lower body, with the ability to move a pile on his own and bully opposing defenders. Dove’s strength is his straight-line speed and upper body strength. “When I have options like that, it’s certainly something we appreciate and utilize,” Allen said. “We’re going to concentrate on using those guys to the best of their abilities and do even more of that this year.” Dove said they aren’t worried about splitting carries and said it will benefit both runners at the end of the season. Both players will also start at linebacker, so the time to rest during offensive snaps will be critical. “We know how to share the ball and not be too cocky with it,” Dove said. “I think it should really help. We both get tired going both ways, so [splitting carries] is good.” Allen expects Ali Kazemipour and Alec McGee to anchor the line, and he is excited to see what rising sophomore Reiley Bartine will be able to do after missing most of last season with a concussion. “We’ll be able to pound the football and throw the football as well,” Allen said. “We strive to be balanced, but we have to take time to run the football.” Dove thinks his combining with Harris will help Churchill, which won the 4A South Division title last year, return to the playoffs. “We’re the dream team,” Dove said. “We both know what we need to do and what it takes. We know what we need to do when we need to push ourselves to the limit.” cstevens@gazette.net ball player, because Seneca has always had great football players. They come and go, and they get replaced, and you have new ones that come step in,” Kim said. “The only thing that the Seneca Valley family is sad about with Joppy going is that we lose a great kid. We lose a great human being.” dfeldman@gazette.net

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has completed the design phase for a communications tower that will be constructed in Montgomery County. The 180’ tower will improve the communications system in the area. Work includes a traffic monitoring camera that will provide real time data that will be shared with other State and county agencies. It will also provide space to cellular carriers that need to improve cellular coverage in the area. The Public Informational Meeting will acquaint the public with the tower project. Those who attend will have an opportunity to view displays at their own pace, speak with project representatives, provide feedback on the proposed design, and specify any concerns they have within the project area.

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State says it wants better, not necessarily more, officials MPSSAA working to improve high school sports officiating

hard to get people to understand that until it’s a bit too late.” Chris Sole, secretary of the Maryland Basketball Officials Association, agrees. Sole, 60, said he blocks out time to exercise several days a week so his physical fitness will not impact his calls come basketball season. “We get a lot of people who are older and think that now’s the time to start reffing,” he said. “Well that’s not the case. You still have to be able to run. “When you say officials, we have people who are wannabes,” Sole said. “Some people can go work the youth leagues, but not high school. Numbers aside, we need more officials, not just bodies.” Gray encourages officials associations to diversify age when assembling crews. For a football crew, for example, maybe the referee is a veteran, but the back judge is a bit more green. “The smartest thing you can do is blend the two,” Gray said. “What you can do is the guy that’s been out there for a long time, he’s the teaching official. It’s more than just blowing the whistle. “You put experience with youth who deserve to be there.”

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In 29 years as an NCAA Division I basketball official, Donnee Gray refereed “the big boys,” he said. The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East, Big 12, Conference USA, and the list goes on. But he cuts it off there to save time. “Anyway,” he said, “in all those years, I’ve only been interviewed once. So now, what can I tell you?” Gray took over as the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association officials coordinator last year. He can fill in the gaps on the quality of officiating around the state. He personally hand-picks officials for state tournament games. He helps delegate what referee associations manage what games in nearly every jurisdiction. Gray is the soft-spoken and evenkeeled boss whose job it is to dwell in a world built on a second level of objectivity. If game officials often are denounced, imagine what the state’s chief official must hear. “We are the gatekeepers of the game,” he said in his first interview years ago. He repeats the same sentiment now. “We are beyond reproach.”

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A numbers game Reproach is one thing that keeps potential officials away from the field or court, said Bill Harvey, CEO of the Washington Area Lacrosse Officials Association. New referees usually start their training in youth sports, which has become more highly charged and competitive. Fresh recruits sometimes shy away from the assertiveness necessary to wrangle with fired-up coaches and parents. “Most of the people who get into it find out quickly officiating is for me or is not for me,” Harvey said. WALOA has devised a feeder system to expand its 500-person membership to keep up with demand as the sport gains popularity. The group started a program to enlist high school lacrosse players to officiate youth games. Several years ago USA Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, picked up the initiative nationwide. “We feel right now for the first time, we’ve stabilized,” he said. “We groom ’em, we grow ’em and we train ’em. Consider the high school player. He’s making $40 an hour for a game. I don’t know any entry-level job who’s going to make more than $12 an hour.” State lacrosse committee director Ken Zorbach said many jurisdictions purposefully stagger their games,

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Washington District Football Officials Association (WDFOA) trainer Pat Kepp leads a session Monday for officials at Georgetown Prep. though — to avoid conflicts with recreational or youth leagues, to keep field space available, and to be sure officials are not busy. Washington District Football Officials Association Commissioner Al Ferraro said the WDFOA completely stopped taking youth league games years ago to avoid the inevitable: not having enough members to staff every game. “You’d like to get to all the games you can,” Ferraro said. “You’d have better service for the schools and the community. There’s plenty of area to grow, but not enough people.” The association’s 295 members cover varsity and junior varsity football in seven jurisdictions in Maryland, Virginia and the District. Ferraro assigns officials to regularseason games and sends recommendations to Gray to assemble crews for the playoffs. Like many assigners, he tries to find a balance between putting his best officials at every “big game” or ensuring referees avoid seeing the same team

multiple times. “If last year Rockville was playing Kennedy and Quince Orchard was playing Damascus, what would you do?” he said. There are about two “big games” each week, Ferraro said, that require the best crews, but he does his best to assure quality all around the region. “I never leave a game without what I call a ‘number 1 official.’”

Evaluating objectivity Ferraro, a man whose job it is to evaluate those who keep the peace, is blunt. “Officials are like crabs,” he said. “There’s number 1’s, number 2’s and there’s shucks.” Becoming an official means recognizing you are flawed, a thought drilled into your head during training. Learn to work as a team, lesson plans dictate. Let your crew members make the call if you don’t have a good angle. Admit your mistakes and crack down on them. Communicate with coaches and play-

Damascus falls short of Legion title n No-hitter, outstanding hitter help Post 171 earn second place at state tournament BY

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In the seventh inning of Damascus Post 171’s American Legion state tournament game against Fort Cumberland Post 13, Post 171’s catcher Colin McMahon experienced a sudden realization. After catching six strong innings from Damascus right-hander Grant Pascoe, he went out for the seventh and said it dawned on him. “Honestly, I didn’t even think about it or realize it until one out in the seventh inning,” said McMahon, a Sherwood High School graduate. “I started to think about all the innings and how the only people who reached base against [Pascoe] were on walks. Then I was like, ‘Oh no, I really hope this guy doesn’t get a hit.’” He didn’t. Nor did anyone for Fort Cumberland in the opening game of the Maryland state tournament as Our Lady of Good Counsel graduate Grant Pascoe spun a no-hit, 11-strikeout gem in a 10-0 win. The game stands as a defining memory in an overall successful tournament for Damascus (31-7) — the Montgomery County Legion champions — as Post 171 finished in second place, two wins shy of a state title. Coach Tommy Davis’ club lost both of their games in the double elimination tournament to Funkstown, 4-0 and 6-2. “The pitching was just outstanding and the whole team did what they were asked to do,” Davis said. “We hit the ball well, played very good defense and received an awful lot of compliments up here. It was a very successful week for Damascus 171

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Damascus High School’s Emory McMinn tries to make a play during a game against Gov. Thomas Johnson. McMinn was named the outstanding hitter at this weekend’s American Legion state tournament. baseball-wise as well as representing the Legion.” It’s understandable if not many people realized what Pascoe was in the process of accomplishing on Wednesday. The game started at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and didn’t end until roughly 11:30 on the next morning. And while Pascoe didn’t pitch through the sunrise, coming back to finish his no-hit bid — of which he threw two scoreless frames on Tuesday — the following morning is still quite impressive. “It was the first one I had and it came at a good time,” said Pascoe, who plans to attend the University of North CarolinaCharlotte this fall. “The team was great. There was perfect defense behind me. All my pitches were working, which felt nice. Nobody really talked to me much.” Outfielders Emory McMinn and Alex Salem had the realization that a no-hitter was possible in about the fifth inning or so, which led to Pascoe becoming a very lonely man in the dugout. At least he had the sight lines of Cumberland’s ballpark-enveloping green hills to ease his mind. That and the defense of Salem, a graduate of Damascus High School, in center field.

“Alex was a stud the entire week in center field,” Pascoe said. “He saved everybody with what he did out there. Tracking balls, going all out. Him and [shortstop] Casey Bulik were absolutely amazing.” Pascoe, who walked two batters in the game, said his curveball was particularly effective on both nights as the final out Wednesday morning came on a roller to Dan Johnson at third base. The game was shortened to seven innings because of the 10-run mercy rule and Pascoe finished with 99 pitches. “I’ve never been part of a no-hitter before,” Salem said. “That was pretty special. After the game, we were joking with him that he was a celebrity around town and calling him ‘no-hitter.’” Aside from the games against Funkstown (eventual tournament MVP Colby Johnson hit a solo homer in the sixth inning of the championship game to provide the title-winning run) Post 171’s offense was solid throughout. Damascus finished the tournament with a 3-2 record and McMinn was named the week’s Most Outstanding Hitter. ncammarota@gazette.net

ers. Embrace critiques when you are evaluated. “Punish the first foul and legislate the game,” Gray tells officials before state tournament matches. Each year, Gray and each sport’s state committee director send a posse of evaluators to observe referees in line to manage playoff games. They return with an up or down vote on the official’s readiness for the big stage with judgments based on ability, mechanics and communication. Not everyone fits the mold. Gray said in recent years fewer older, perhaps more experienced, officials are taking those spots. People with that much experience may not be in the best physical shape, he said, where younger officials, who have put in the work and are better able to deal with the physical demands of the job, deserve a shot. “You want to leave when you are perceived to be at the top of your game,” Gray said. It’s the reason he retired from officiating NCAA games. “It’s

Gray said the state of Maryland’s officials is strong, but can improve. Numbers-wise, he says, the bases are covered. Performance-wise, there remains a desire to call games fair and clean. “We’re no better than doctors or lawyers or police officers,” Gray said. “Some of us are better than others, but we’ve been pretty good.” Yes, he gets negative feedback, he said, but it’s nothing unusual. By and large, coaches and athletic directors are satisfied with performance. At each post-term meeting, he said, he’s never had a committee member scrutinize referee performance. Longtime coach and now Allegany High School principal Mike Calhoun said rules enforcement and overall officiating has improved greatly in recent years. The state’s football delegate to the National Federation of High School Sports said officials have done an excellent job regarding player safety and in moving the game along. But there still is one call that drives Calhoun up a wall. “I hate the holding call,” he said. “There’s holding that happens on every play.” But his opinion doesn’t matter anymore, he said with a sigh. “Like I used to tell my players, once you kick the football, the refs are in charge. A good official is priceless.” jbogage@gazette.net


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The Thomas S. Wootton High School girls’ swimming and diving team had to work extra hard to win its first Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championship since the mid1990s this past February. The Patriots entered the swimming portion of the competition in a 76-point hole behind then-defending champion Winston Churchill after the diving championship was held earlier in the week. The Patriots might not have so much to make up in next winter’s title defense, however. On Thursday at the Manor Woods pool, rising Wootton freshman Regan Westwood won her third straight Montgomery County Dive League all-star competition and has presented herself as a possible top 10 contender next year. The win came only one week after Westwood returned to practice following a minor right shoulder dislocation that forced her to withdraw

from the 2013 USA Diving zone championships earlier in the summer. The 36-year-old MCDL has acted as a platform for many future high school — and national — stars. Patriots coach Jacqueline Emr said she will gladly welcome any points Westwood might be able to add to the team’s diving lineup. After two consecutive wins in the girls 11-12 age division, Westwood won her girls 13-14 debut Thursday as one of the youngest in the field, a challenge she will face the entire 2013-14 high school season. But Westwood said she is eager to contribute however she can to a Wootton team poised to win its second straight Metros championship. “I’ve heard [that Wootton needed points in diving]. I heard from friends who dive in high school and I have a couple neighbors on the dive team and they were like, ‘We’re so excited for you to come, we needed a boost.’ It’s exciting to know I might be able to help. It’s nice to know you’re actually going to be able to do something for your school,” Westwood said. Her Patriot Pride puts her mother, Meg, in a bit of a predicament. A 1986 Churchill graduate

and former three-year varsity diver, the elder Westwood said she will always be a Bulldog at heart but said she can still fully support Wootton. The younger Westwood said she and her mother share in a fun rivalry at home. “I am proud of the Churchill team but I’ll be rooting for Wootton. I guess I have to,” Meg Westwood joked. Regan Westwood actually comes from a family of divers. Meg Westwood dove for Colgate (N.Y.) University and her husband, Mike, competed for Penn State. The two coached at the college level for several years at George Mason (Meg) and James Madison (Mike) universities and Mike Westwood even traveled internationally as U.S. National Team coach for several years. But the two, Meg Westwood said, decided they would not put any pressure on their children to pursue the sport that brought them together. They didn’t have to. When the Westwoods joined the Potomac Woods pool when Regan was 7, she immediately gravitated toward the springboards. Her younger brother, Quinn, has also taken to the family trade. He won the boys 9-10 age group at the Division III champi-

onship July 21 and finished seventh at all-stars in his first year out of the 8-under group. “It’s kind of funny, every dive meet I go to, someone will be like, ‘You’re Mike Westwood’s daughter, I’ve known you forever.’ But I don’t know half the people who talk to me. It’s really cool, though, to be able to carry on the family tradition,” Regan Westwood said. She does that in more ways than one. Meg Westwood said she sees a lot of herself in her daughter’s elegant dives. Training these days, which includes a lot more dry land work than it used to, Meg Westwood said, makes for better overall athletes. Regan Westwood combines incredible fundamentals and technique with a grace that cannot be taught. That foundation could take her far in her first year of high school diving and beyond. “[Regan] is a very elegant diver and a very confident diver. I think that is her strength. I see her developing real good fundamentals that I think will give her longevity in the sport. It’s very exciting to see,” Meg Westwood said. jbeekman@gazette.net

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Potomac Woods diver Regan Westwood competes in an allstar diving meet Thursday at Manor Woods Swim Club in Rockville.

D.C.’s pro tennis team honors Olney brothers for a history of success Pro tennis team honors pair at county tennis foundation event BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER

Olney residents Brian and Mark Salewski are the Bryan Brothers — the winningest doubles pair in men’s professional tennis history — of Maryland Special Olympics tennis. “We’ve been calling them that for years. They’re similar to the Bryans. They’re not quite identical. One is slightly taller than the other. One (Mark) is lefthanded,” said Greg Overkamp, who works with the Montgomery County Tennis and Education Foundation and coaches the county’s Special Olympics tennis contingent. In June, the 22-year-old Salewski brothers joined forces

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Maryland 2013 Summer Special Olympic Games gold medalists Brian (left) and Mark (middle) Salewski meet International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Martina Hingis before a July 24 Washington Kastles match after being honored by the Montgomery County Tennis and Education Foundation. to defeat teams from counties across the state to win their seventh straight Summer Games gold medal at the Maryland 2013 Summer Special Olympic Games, held at Towson University.

with families in need that should not be overlooked, MCTEF President Paul Sommers said. “Montgomery County has a million people and it’s very diverse in every sense of the word,” Sommers said. “People are mistaken if they think people are not in need. And if they’re not in need, they might not have access to recreation programs. We like to think we are teaching a lot of skills besides tennis; these are skills that these kids can incorporate into their life like diet and nutrition, ways to have a healthy lifestyle.” An extension of the Montgomery County Tennis Association, the MCTEF is a nonprofit organization created in 2006 and aimed at “providing healthy and educational opportunities to underserved Montgomery County youth using tennis as the vehicle to teach sportsmanship, self-discipline and a strong work ethic,”

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Their performance earned them the opportunity to compete at the National Special Olympics Games, scheduled for June 14 at Princeton University in New Jersey. The Salewski brothers were

selected to play both singles and doubles there, Overkamp said. The brothers were honored for their remarkable accomplishments at a ceremony held before the Washington Kastles’ July 24 World Team Tennis home match. On Sunday the Kastles, led by International Tennis Hall of Fame member Martina Hingis, whom the Salewski brothers got to meet last Wednesday, won their third consecutive World Team Tennis title. The twin brothers from Olney received their awards in front of the sizeable crowd in attendance at the Montgomery County Tennis and Education Foundation’s pre-match Party with the Pros fundraising silent auction. Though Montgomery County as a whole ranks in the nation’s top 10 wealthiest counties, according to 2011 Census Bureau data released in 2012, there are many pockets within the region

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QO lineman makes the most from his second chance Broxton, not Braxton, earns scholarship to play football at Baylor

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Jarell Broxton, coming off a lost season due to academic ineligibility, was eager to make an impression during the Quince Orchard High School football team’s preseason practices his junior year. But that plan got off on the wrong foot when defensive coordinator John Kelley repeatedly called him “Braxton.” “Braxton” this, Braxton” that. Over and over again. Eventually, the reserved Broxton,

who’d hoped to let his play do the talking, had enough. “For the first time ever, I heard him speak up,” Quince Orchard coach Dave Mencarini said. “And he said, ‘My name LACKAWANNA COLLEGE ain’t Braxton. It’s Broxton Broxton!’” Establishing himself at his latest stop, Lackawanna College, has come much easier for Broxton. Despite never playing a game on the offensive line in his life, Broxton committed to Baylor University as an offensive guard.

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Hilary Moore Hebert earns U.S. Dressage Federation silver medal after paralysis scare

Individual high school players train on their own when school’s out

BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER

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Reid Bibb, who attends Gaithersburg High School and plays for the Damascus Co-op team, warms up in January before a Frederick Freeze game.

Winston Churchill High School coach Ray McKenzie said the majority of his players take the summer off. He said his players will get on the ice, but without any consistency. The biggest hurdle is that Maryland Student Hockey League rules do not allow for organized team activities during the summer, McKenzie said. In order for ice hockey players to hold a workout, it must be open to players from all teams. McKenzie said he has hosted some camps at Rockville Ice Arena, some that included his players, but he said the majority of summer hockey players are from younger age groups. “Tenth-, 11th- and 12thgraders, they do much less over the summer,” McKenzie said. “I’m not sure why, but a lot of seventh-graders who are coming to Churchill in a couple years, they do hockey camps and stay busy, but not as much from 10th- and 11thgraders.” McKenzie said that the serious players, such as Churchill rising sophomore Ian Kwant, will find leagues to play in and ways to stay involved during the summer. “The big time travel guys do stuff, they probably play a lot over the summer,” McKenzie said. “But most guys don’t do a lot over the summer. The average hockey player takes the summer off, for the most part.”

It was a freak accident. Germantown resident Hilary Moore Hebert, 32, was dismounting during an equestrian competition in mid-May — she was going for the final score needed to achieve her U.S. Dressage Federation Silver Medal — when her horse, Limelight, took a step at the worst possible time. Already out of the saddle, Moore Hebert fell backwards about seven feet to the ground and landed directly on her lower back. She said her mind went to the worst possible scenario. “[Being paralyzed] was the first thing that went through my mind. The pain was so bad when I fell and it was all in the hip area, I could not feel part of my right leg. I wasn’t sure I would be able to walk again,” Moore Hebert said. Moore Hebert suffered a bruised L2 vertebra — located near the lower curvature of the spine, according to Healthline.com. Injuries to that area can cause nerve damage, loss of feeling in the lower extremities and difficulty moving or walking. The nerve damage was only temporary. On July 6, after a six-week hiatus, Moore Hebert earned that silver medal with her performance at the Potomac Valley Dressage Association Summer Showdown and Adult Team Championships at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center. Riders earn this prestigious award by achieving required scores in two tests at the Fourth level and two tests at the Prix St. Georges level. The latter is the first level of international competition and is one of the tests ridden at the Pan-American Games. It took Moore Hebert one year to do what some people spend their lives working toward but never achieve, said Janna Dyer, a USDF Gold Medalist (Olympic level) and Moore Hebert’s trainer at her Dark Horse Dressage

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the top five recruits he’s coached. “The kid is the genuine article,” Duda said. “… It’s been a pleasure to have him. I know I’m only going to have him 16 more weeks, but I’ll enjoy every day I have him.” Broxton said staying on the right course at Lackawanna wasn’t quite as difficult as it seemed. “Just knowing that this was a second chance to do what I wanted to do, which was go to a good school for football,” Broxton said. “And I used it.” Then, on the field, it was simple. “You go all out, and you get noticed,” Broxton said.

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While it seems like there’s a summer program for most sports, area ice hockey players are largely left to their own devices during the school break. Football teams have weight lifting programs and passing leagues. Summer basketball seems never ending. And legion baseball continues to thrive. There are no such leagues for high school ice hockey players. That hasn’t kept Reid Bibb off the ice. The forward, who goes to Gaithersburg High School and plays for the Damascus co-op, said he spent his summer working with a personal trainer and traveling to Ashburn Ice House once a week for skating lessons. “I’ve been working on my explosiveness,” Bibb said. “Just in general, trying to get stronger and faster.” While Bibb plays for the Damascus team, his priority is playing for the Frederick Freeze, an Empire Junior Hockey League team that plays a much more competitive schedule than the co-op can offer. His connection to the Freeze sent him to Johnstown (Pa.) last week for a tryout with the Johnstown Tomahawks, part of the North American Hockey League. Bibb, 17, said he was one of the youngest players on the ice, with most players in their early 20s. Bibb plans to play ice hockey in college, so he can’t afford to take the summer off. While he said many hockey players still work on their swing during the offseason, he said it’s usually their golf swing. “It’s not all hockey. It’s taking some time off to enjoy the summer, but you have to keep up with it,” he said. “You can’t just take off two or three months and do nothing. You can lose a lot if you’re not working out and focusing on hockey.” Reigning state champion

linemen. “… You know the kid is going to do exactly what you ask to the best of his ability every day. And that is all anybody could ask for, and that’s what’s going to make him kind of special compared to a lot of people that are out there.” It’s a marked change from when Broxton became academically ineligible at Quince Orchard, leaving junior college his only route. “I’m surprised and proud of the fact he made it through junior college,” Mencaraini said. “Because it is not easy. … There are so many reasons why he could have given up. But he didn’t do that, and that’s a testament to his character.” Duda, whose bio boasts of producing 200 Division I scholarship players in his 20-year tenure, called Broxton one

Germantown rider earns silver after earlier fall

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The 6-foot-5, 328-pound Broxton — who earned the nickname “Bunyan,” as in Paul Bunyan — played defensive line at Quince Orchard. At Lackawanna, he spent one season on the defensive line and missed another with injury. But he was so impressive as an offensive lineman during spring practice in preparation for his upcoming third season with Lackawanna, Broxton earned scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Arizona State, UCLA, Syracuse and Florida Atlantic. Finally, he could take the low-key approach he wanted to use as a junior at Quince Orchard. “He’s always the first one to practice, and he works really, really hard, and he doesn’t say anything,” said Lackawanna coach Mark Duda, who also works with the team’s offensive

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Germantown’s Hilary Moore Hebert won the silver medal at the July 6 Potomac Valley Dressage Association Summer Showdown and Adult Team Championships at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center. This photo is from an earlier competition. facility in Rocky Ridge. Her remarkably quick rise is a testament to her commitment, work ethic and willingness to immediately incorporate any instructions given to her, Dyer said. Overall, Moore Hebert has been competing for 13 years. Overcoming the final obstacle for the silver medal was even more impressive given Moore Hebert’s injury, Dyer said. “[When something like that happens] you have to decide if you’re ever going to [ride or compete] again and if you are, you have to not think about it and control your nerves. You cannot convey your nervousness to the horse because if [Moore Hebert] is nervous, the horse is going to think, ‘Oh, what’s wrong?’ Body language is all a horse can actually read so you have to get on and separate your mind from your body,” Dyer said. Moore Hebert said she was in fact more nervous before that first ride back in competition than anything she’s done before. But her relationship with Limelight, any rider’s connection with her horse, is integral to her

success. They must trust in each other, Moore Hebert said. Moore Hebert’s accident in May was her first fall in six years, she said. Frequent falls, broken ribs, broken collar bones, dislocated hips and a plethora of other injuries were the reason she switched to dressage from eventing, which is commonly referred to as the equestrian triathlon — dressage, cross country and show jumping. Moore Hebert said she was drawn to specialize in dressage because the focus is more on skill set and less about bravery. It also requires a tremendous amount of fitness and core strength — think maintaining your own balance despite what the horse is doing. “As you get older, you realize you’re not immortal. I don’t think a lot of people really think [about getting paralyzed]. But [my accident] was very eye opening,” Moore Hebert said. jbeekman@gazette.net


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DAN FELDMAN STAFF WRITER

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Montgomery Blair High School graduate Jack Foster plans to swim for Columbia University this fall, but return next summer to swim for Glenwood in the Montgomery County Swim League.

Jack Foster is trying this week to break a record that he can’t possibly break. After swimming the 200-meter individual medley in 2:09.80 at the Coaches Long Course meet in the Montgomery County Swim League — narrowly missing the 27-year-old MCSL record of 2:09.17 that was set by a future Olympic gold medal winner, Mike Barrowman — Foster is again hoping to best Barrowman’s time at the National Club Swimming Association Summer Championships. Of course, if Foster beats the time it won’t stand as the MCSL record, because this week’s event

is not part of the now-completed MCSL schedule. Foster said he’s more concerned with the time, especially given Barrowman’s stature in the sport, than whether he officially sets the MCSL record. When he began swimming, Foster frequently lost to opponents who had been swimming year-round longer, and that experience still influences his approach. “In my swimming career, I’ve always been chasing the leader,” Foster said. “I feel like I’ve always been more concerned with my times and keeping on improving than I have with actual placement.” In the years since, Foster, a 2013 Montgomery Blair High School graduate who plans to swim for Columbia University this fall, has won more and more. Jeremy Butler, who coaches Foster at Glenwood in the MCSL, said Foster’s times last year were similar to the coach’s peak times.

“I remember watching him swim, thinking, ‘Wow I can’t believe that I ever was that fast,’” Butler said. “This summer, it’s not even close. His times are crushing my old times. I watch him just in awe.” In fact, Foster has broken many Glenwood records that were held by Butler. “It’s sort of a cliché thing to say when someone breaks your records, you say, ‘I’m happy for them. I wouldn’t want it to be anyone else,’” Butler said. “But I really do mean that. Jack is just a really good person, and he’s worked so hard for it, that it really didn’t bother me when he broke those records.” Butler said Foster goes above and beyond with the swim club, arriving early to set up for meets and helping teach younger swimmers during the week. “He’s like a superhero to them,” Butler said. Because Foster is still just 17,

he’ll be eligible to compete in the MCSL next summer, and he intends to return from New York to swim for Glenwood once again. “I definitely do want to come back, because Glenwood has been really a big family to me, and I’ve just grown up with those people, the friends,” Foster said. “I really can’t imagine a summer without them.” So, yes, Foster is more concerned with besting Barrowman’s time this week, even though that wouldn’t make him the MCSL record holder. But don’t twist Foster’s priorities. “It doesn’t mean I don’t want to come back next year and get the record,” Foster said. Said Butler: “I’ve kind of learned in the past two years to not really count him out if he says that he’s going to do something. He tends to come through.” dfeldman@gazette.net

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It didn’t take long for Jack Conger to get back into the pool at the Rockville Municipal Swim Center after Sunday’s Montgomery County Swim League All-Star Meet. After finishing off his final MCSL season by breaking his own league record in the 50-meter butterfly (23.94 seconds), the University of Texas-bound swimmer posed for a few pictures with some young fans before getting right back into the water. “It’s bittersweet, you know, this is where it all started for

“It’s bittersweet, you know, this is where it all started for me.” — Jack Conger me,” Conger said. “It is sad that this is done for me, but I’m also off to other things in my life now — starting off college on both an academic and athletic standpoint. So it’s tough on one side, but on the other it’s nice.” Conger, who swims for Flower Valley, also took first in the 100-meter backstroke in 54.45 seconds. A slip at the start cost him a chance at lowering his league record of 53.48 seconds. “The backstroke was a little annoying, just because I slipped on my start and just kind of fell

in the water,” Conger said. “So it was kind of over from the start.” Other notable finishes in the 15-18 boys group included a pair of victories for Old Georgetown’s Carsten Vissering in the 100-meter individual medley (58.04) and 100-meter breaststroke (1:01.41), and Grant Goddard took the 100-meter freestyle in 51.42 seconds for Palisades. For the 15-18 girls, Catherine Mulquin set league records in both the 100-meter backstroke (1:01.80) and the 50-meter butterfly (28.53), while Mulquin’s Mill Creek Towne teammate,

Caroline Clark, won the 100-meter individual medley in 1:06.00. Caroline McTaggart also bested a league record with her 57.12 second finish in the 100-meter freestyle, and Jessica Chen took first in the 100-breaststroke for host RMSC in 1:13.28. Winners for the 13-14 girls included Maddy Zurchin who won both the 100-meter individual medley (1:08.29) and 50-meter butterfly (29.25) for Lakelands, Audrey Richter won the 50-meter freestyle for Norbeck Hills in 27.73, Emily Wang took first in the 50-meter backstroke for Upper County in 31.09, and Ashley Piepol claimed the 50-meter breaststroke event for Tilden Woods in 35.77. Brandon Cu (Upper County) won a pair of events in the 13-14 boys age group, taking first in the 50-meter freestyle (25.55) and the 100-meter individual

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Flower Valley’s Jack Conger won the 50-meter butterfly Sunday at the Montgomery County Swim League All-Star Meet in Rockville. The Our Lady of Good Counsel High School graduate plans to swim for the University of Texas this year and was swimming in his final MCSL event. medley (1:02.59). Griffin Alaniz (Connecticut Belair) also claimed two events: the 50-meter backstroke (28.26)

and the 50-meter butterfly (27.05). Lake Marion’s Kenneth Afolabi-Brown won the 50-meter breaststroke.

Dig In Baseball falls a win short of title Watkins Mill-based team hands Baltimore only its second loss of summer

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As the Baltimore Chop organized themselves into two lines for a postgame photo shoot — its 2013 Maryland Collegiate Baseball League trophy front and center — Queen’s iconic musical hit, “We Are the Champions,” came through the speakers at Joe Cannon Stadium. On the opposite side of the field, Dig In Baseball’s players jogged toward the left-field corner of the field for the final time this season. And, as they congregated in a circle, a few of them mockingly raised their arms in celebration and held their index fingers skyward. Even in defeat, the team knew how to have fun. Dig In Baseball pushed the MCBL’s elite club to the brink of elimination Friday night, winning the first game of what wound up being a doubleheader for the league championship in the double elimination tournament before ultimately losing to the Chop.

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A new primary date has led many Maryland gubernatorial campaigns to start their politicking unseasonably early, but some prime contenders have opted for a delayed start to the race. For the 2014 election, Maryland’s primary will be held on June 24 rather than in September, forcing candidates who otherwise might have waited until the fall to declare their intentions earlier. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Del. Heather Mizeur (Dist. 20) of Takoma Park already have declared their intentions to seek the Democratic nomination for governor. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has said he plans to run but won’t formally begin campaigning until the fall. On the Republican side, Harford County Executive David Craig and Anne Arundel County Del. Ronald George (Dist. 30) of Arnold each have declared their candidacy. Charles Lollar, a Charles County Republican, said this week he planned to launch a gubernatorial campaign in September. Lollar said the delay was to make sure he, his wife and four daughters were all on the same page about his decision. The change in the primary schedule makes it harder for campaigns to plan because they don’t have any data on what works best, said Sen. Joseph Getty (R-Dist. 5) of Manchester, who served as political director for Robert Ehrlich’s successful 2002 gubernatorial campaign. Announcing in May or June 2013 with a September 2014 primary would have seemed early, but with the new calendar, candidates who declare early are on a typical schedule of announcing a year ahead of the primary, Getty said. Moving the primary makes it even more important for candidates who want to be successful statewide to get out

among the voters and begin getting feedback, Mizeur said. With the new primary date, campaigns lose the entire summer of 2014, making a head start in developing a statewide operation even more important, said Justin Schall, campaign manager for Brown’s campaign. “There’s a huge difference between being in late June and at the end of September,” Schall said. The Craig campaign wanted to take advantage of the summer months to go to events and start working toward the primary, said campaign manager Paul Ellington. The campaign also announced Craig’s running mate, Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio (R-Dist. 37B) of Newcomb, early so she’ll be able to serve an active role in the campaign, Ellington said. But announcing your intentions early doesn’t come without its potential pitfalls. A campaign always wants to get its message to the widest possible audience, and the public is distracted in the summer with vacations and other activities, Getty said. August is a slow month in politics as well as in retail, noted George, who owns jewelry stores in Annapolis and Severna Park. The summer is a chance to exchange ideas with voters and develop a campaign built around issues, said Doug Thornell, a spokesman for the Gansler campaign. The attorney general believes campaigns are long enough and there’s no need to make them longer than necessary, Thornell said. Gansler preferred to use the summer months to talk with voters before beginning more traditional campaign events once people start to engage more after Labor Day, he said. “He wanted to lay that foundation,” Thornell said. By announcing a campaign in the sluggish summer months, a candidate runs the risk of losing the momentum of any media attention the announcement may have brought the campaign, Getty said. According to Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics,

the attention generated from a campaign kickoff event can be fleeting. “The announcement itself is usually just a media event, a set piece full of symbolism designed to put the candidate in the best possible light,” Sabato wrote. “It’s mainly used for TV ads, after the initial burst of positive free publicity that fades quickly.” If there’s doubt about whether a candidate is running, declaring early can help with fundraising, said Robert L. Flanagan, who spent 16 years as a Republican member of the House of Delegates from Howard County before serving as Ehrlich’s secretary of transportation. Brown announced his campaign in June and picked Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate. That has allowed the campaign to get Ulman involved with fundraising in a way that wouldn’t have been possible without an announcement, Flanagan said. So for Brown, announcing when he did makes a lot of sense, Flanagan said. Gansler made headlines in the spring with a $5 million campaign war chest, and Flanagan said he may be better served to not begin campaigning until people start paying attention in the fall. “So for Gansler, I think waiting makes sense,” he said. As the campaign picks up, when the candidates’ campaigns began will be overtaken by the race for fundraising dollars. According to the University of Maryland’s Center for American Politics and Citizenship, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) spent nearly $14 million on his 2010 re-election campaign, while Republican challenger Ehrlich spent more than $8 million on the race. “I don’t think it matters enormously when you announce your candidacy,” Sabato wrote. “What matters is when you start fundraising. It takes a fortune to run a campaign for governor, and you can’t start gathering cash soon enough.”

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Summer camp usually means friendship bracelets, basketball, horseback riding, arts and crafts. But at the MidAtlantic Burn Camp, fun has its own set of challenges. Learning to shoot a basketball without fingers. Weaving a friendship bracelet with hands traumatized by scalding years ago. For the 50 or so survivors of severe burns who attend the camp in Keezletown, Va., there is a special pleasure beside the regular summer fun: the joy of community. And a batch of new books to read. Julia Cardozo, a prosecutor with the Montgomery County State Attorney’s Office, is hosting a book drive to benefit the campers. She started volunteering at the camp seven years ago, after learning about it from her sister, a doctor, who also volunteers there. The camp draws in volunteers of all stripes — burn survivors, doctors, firefighters, teachers, lawyers, police officers and others, she said. “Seeing kids overcome these challenges — they really surprise themselves when they can do something they didn’t expect themselves to be able to do,” she said. “They are just my heroes,” she said. This is the third year she has collected books for the campers. She started the book drive after noticing that some campers had difficulty reading the lyrics of songs the campers would sing together after mealtimes. She knows she can’t teach reading in just a week, but she thought, “Maybe if we gave them books which they associated with camp, and fun, they might read more at home.” This year, she has collected

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Shooting sports enthusiasts in the county say they are not sure why they are having a harder time than ever finding ammunition and other supplies to pursue their hobby. But they do know they are spending more and traveling farther to get bullets for a session of target practice or shells for a few hours shooting clay pigeons. Supplies are short and unpredictable at locally owned as well as national chain stores in the area, shop visits and conversations with managers and customers confirmed. “You can still find it if you know where to go,” said Dick Chiapparoli, range coordinator for the Izaak Walton League of America’s Rockville chapter. But it may mean calling around and trekking farther afield, around or outside the county or in another state, Chiapparoli and others said. To get the ammunition their firearms require, some folks are driving to Pennsylvania, said Lee Hays, who is first vice president of Izaak Walton’s Rockville chapter. “Seems to be no problem there,” Hays said. However, short supplies have been reported in communities across the country. Stephen Schneider, who owns Atlantic Guns in Silver Spring and Rockville, said he recently turned down a large ammunition order from a university police department because he could not fill it. The police department, which he declined to identify, needed the ammunition for

qualifying officers on the shooting range, Schneider said. Montgomery County Police did not return calls about whether they have been able to get all the ammunition they need. Maryland State Police have had enough ammunition, so far, to supply the department and its trainingneeds,althoughtheyhave adjusted some training dates to cope with delayed supplies, said spokeswoman Elena Russo. “The solution to the supply problem, obviously, is building a two-year supply to offset any delayed shipments,” Russo said. As for the reason for the shortage, Schneider said, “I don’t know for sure why it’s happening.” National Shooting Sports Foundation spokesman Mike Bazinetsaidhisorganizationbelieves “it’s a consumer-driven shortage” that stems from growing interest in shooting sports and people’s heightened concerns that they could lose access to some firearms and ammunition. Since the end of the year, there probably has been some hoarding, Schneider said, particularly in the wake of mass shootings that led to calls for more restrictions on guns and ammunition. “But that doesn’t answer why it hasn’t caught up by now,” he said, and distributors have told him they don’t know either. Schneider said he probably gets 10 percent of the ammunition he orders. At The Gun Rack in Burtonsville, owner Alan Rolinec estimated that shortages probably have caused him to have to turn away 75 percent of customers’ ammunition requests. “It’s the first time in 28 years I’ve been out of 9 millimeter [bullets],” Rolinec said, adding that when he gets a couple

of cases, he sells it all within a couple of days. Finding popular handgun ammunition has become even harder than finding the right shotgun shells, sellers and buyers agreed. At Dick’s Sporting Goods in Gaithersburg, a sign posted on lightly stocked shelves cites “high demand” as the reason the store “is limiting all rifle and pistol ammunition to three boxes per customer.” Sometimes lines at Dick’s are so long on delivery days that employees hand out numbers so that elderly or handicapped customers don’t have to stand in line, an associate whose name tag identified him as “Ron” confirmed. Pickings also have become slim for shotgun shells. “It used to be people would get on you if you didn’t pick up your [spent shotgun] shells, [but] now people will pick them up for you,” Chiapparoli said, because they are reloading and reusing them as new ones are harder to find. Now some reloading equipment and supplies are scarce, he said. Several ammunition manufacturers did not return calls about why ammunition supplies have lagged behind demand. Bazinet of the National Shooting Sports Foundation said the shortage seems more pronounced in some parts of the country, but that almost all ammunition manufacturers are gearing up to increase output. Remington Arms Company LLC, of Madison, N.C., announced in May that the company plans a major expansion of its Lonoke, Ark., ammunition manufacturing plant. The company said it wanted to increase availability and decrease waiting time.

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about 200 books so far, she said. After learning about the book drive, Montgomery County, the state attorney’s office and the county’s sheriff’s office agreed to put a donation box in the main entrance of Montgomery County Circuit Court. “Oftentimes, these young people who survive these horrific burns are teased and ostracized,” said Ramon Korionoff, spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. “This gives them a chance to come back to camp with other kids similarly situated. ... We’re hoping by this little effort ... we can hopefully bring a better sense of healing and normalcy to these children’s lives,” he said. Books can be donated Wednesday though Friday at the Montgomery County Judicial Center at 50 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. Alternatively, books or donations can be sent to the camp’s office at 5430 Harris Farm Lane, Clarksville, Md. 21029. “Burns are generally considered one of the most horrible things that can happen to you,” said Linda French, a physical therapist at Howard County General Hospital, who started the camp 25 years ago with Tonas Kalil. Burns last “months and months,” and require surgeries that leave extensive scarring, reminding burn victims and others of the injury, French said. “Being in middle school, high school, it’s tough. Everything is based on appearance. They just have a higher hurdle to go over than the average kid, and we’re there to support them,” she said. She started the camp after visiting a similar one in Colorado in 1988. Anwar Glasgow, 15, of Poolesville said he has attended the camp for more than five years. When he was 9 months old, some family members were brewing a pot of tea and the water accidentally spilled on him, he said. He doesn’t remember it, but it left him with scars on his thighs and stomach.

“The flesh was still young and developing, so it really damaged my skin,” he said. Occasionally, people would notice the scarring during soccer games as he sat by the sidelines, with his shorts pulled up past his knees. “Dude, what’s up with your skin?” they’d ask, he said. He remembers the first burn camp he went to — spilling out of the bus that took them from Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., to find a throng of camp counselors, clapping, welcoming them to camp. “You feel overwhelmed and shy ... [but] it also makes you feel so welcome. These people don’t even know you, but are so quick to accept and welcome you,” he said. Even though the camp lasts just a week every summer, Anwar left that year with a sense of belonging and newfound pride, he said. The questions about his burns had never bothered him much, he said, but after camp, they became “almost a mark of pride.” “I felt proud of explaining it. ... This is a part of me, and I’m proud of it,” he said. Antonio Caldwell, 21, of Greenbelt is volunteering as a camp counselor this year. He said he has been going or working there for the last 14 years. He also got burned by scalding water, when he was just 4 years old. The water burned his hands so badly, a doctor had to cut his fingers apart, and he had a year of surgeries, he said. “I felt like I was the only person who had a burn and no one else understood,” he said. At burn camp, he said, he found a “joyful time,” where “everyone accepts you with open arms.” It’s part of the reason he volunteers there now. “I just wanted to give back to the kids, show that people understand, that they’re not the only ones. ... There are other people out there who’ve had burns and are affected.” sjbsmith@gazette.net


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Gordon and Candice Krueger of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Clancy Krueger, to Seth Andrew Dubin, son of Dr. Gerry and Lori Dubin of Gaithersburg. The bride-to-be graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication. She is an account executive for 160over90, a branding agency in Philadelphia. The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Winston Churchill High School. He also graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and graduated in 2012 from Barry University with a master’s degree in biomedical science. In the fall of 2013, he will continue his studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. The couple is proud to announce their new addition, English bulldog Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez. Seth and Chelsea will follow Benny down the aisle on July 19, 2014, in Philadelphia.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 2 Weight Loss Dietitian Class, 9-10:30 a.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Anyone looking to have the lapband surgery must attend six nutritional classes (one per month) prior to surgery date. $25 per class, $140 if registering for all six classes. 301-774-8881, www. montgomerygeneral.org.

ONGOING New Mothers Postpartum Support Group, 10-11:30 a.m.

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RELIGION CALENDAR ONGOING Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church

St., 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.

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Nguyen, Hasan Peter and Hoa Nguyen of Burtonsville announce the marriage of their daughter, Mai Nguyen, to Salmaan Hasan. Family and friends celebrated the marriage on June 2, 2013, in Philadelphia. The bride attended Cresthaven Elementary School, Francis Scott Key Middle School and Springbrook High School in Silver Spring. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. The groom is from New Jersey. The couple resides in California.

Rosbash, Halls Liz Anthony of Potomac and Andrew Halls of Avon, Colo., announce the engagement of their son, Alex Halls, to Tanya Rosbash, daughter of Nadja Abovich and Michael Rosbash of Newton, Mass. The prospective groom is a graduate of Winston Churchill High School and recently graduated from Northeastern University Law School. The bride-to-be graduated from Newton South High School and currently is a principal with Education Growth Advisors. Both earned bachelor’s degrees from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The wedding ceremony will take place in August 2013 in Salem, Mass.

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Providence United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown

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call 301-253-1768. Visit www. kemptownumc.org. Trinity Lutheran Church, 11200 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, conducts services every Sunday, with child care from 8 a.m. to noon and fellowship and a coffee hour following each service. 301-881-7275. For a schedule of events, visit www.TrinityELCA.org. Chancel choir auditions and rehearsals, 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays at Liberty Grove Methodist Church, 15225 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Call 301-421-9166 or visit www.libertygrovechurch.org. “Healing for the Nations,” 7 p.m. every first and third Saturday of the month at South Lake Elementary School, 18201 Contour Road, Gaithersburg. Sponsored by King of the Nations Christian Fellowship, the outreach church service is open to all who are looking for hope in this uncertain world. Prayer for healing available. Translation into Spanish and French. Call 301-251-3719. Visit www.kncf.org.


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share bath in SFH. Male $500 utils cable incl. Near Metro/ Bus NS/NP 240-483-9184

SS: New House 1br

Apt 1st floor pvt ent, kitch, Bath, parking $1300 utils incld, quiet 301-879-2868

TAKOMA

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furn rm, pvt ba, pvt entr, micro & fridge, parking/cable/int $795/ mo 301-879-2868

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Room for $480/mo, shared kit Ba, W/D, CABTV & Util, Please CALL: 301-404-2681

GAITH: nr mall, 270 nice RM w/pvt BA, cable & util incld $550, 1 mth dep. NP/NS 240- SS/KEMPMILL: 498-5692 lv msg Nikki 2Br bsmt in Sfh pvt ent ba/kit, living rm, din rm Rm w/pvt BA GAITH: $1000 uti incl. nr Univ in SFH $550 Plus Utils Blvd 240-704-3815 1st and Last Month in Advance Deposit Req. Call 240-606-7259

PARK:

NS room for rent $550/month AC, carpeted, PVT ent, nr shop,bus/metro. Utils Incld. 301-448-2363

WHEATON: Male

pref non-smoker, 1BR, shr BA, near metro, $525/mnth util incl +dep 301-933-6804

OC: 107th St. Quay

Condo on Ocean 2br, 2ba, W/D, Kit. 2 Pools, Only 3 wks left. Weeks only - 301-252-0200

Shared BA in 5 LVL TH. Fem. Tenant $700 /mo incl utils w/6 mo GERM: 1 Super Lg Br lease. 240-476-9005 in Bsmt prv ba $830 GAITH: basment apt. util, cable, internet Pvt entr, pvt kit & BA, includ. Ns/Np, Female $900/mo inclds util & nr Bus 240-401-3522 FIOS. Storage. 301370-7508 Avail 8/1

HYATTSVILLE: High GAITHERSBURG: FREDERICK:

GAITH:M BRs $425+ 435+475+555+ Maid Ns/Np, nr 270/370/Bus shops, quiet, conv.Sec Dep 301-983-3210

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1700 Briggs Chaney Rd, Silver Spring, 20905 $695,900. Beautiful 5,500 SF 1.88 Acres, 240 ft off of Briggs Chaney, guest apt, great room with colonial gas fireplace, 5BRs, 4 full BAs & 2 Half BAs, park like setting with gardens and slate patios. TO TOUR: visualtour.com #2639859 For more info please call: 301-807-0999 WEICHERT REALTORS 301-681-0550

KENSINGTON: R C Palisades 4 br 2 ba Cape Cod, Rec Rm & Loft, TS Kit, New Paint, New W/W Carp.,W/D, A/C, OSP, No Pets, S1950 own/agt 301-929-1539

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1Br in an Apartment $600/ mo util included Ns Np, Nr Metro, Bus Shops. 240-603-3960

Crossing, Newly renov 2br 2ba. $1350+ utils. w/d in the unit. Nr MeGAITHERSBURG: tro & Bus. 301-526Female, 1BR, pvt BA 3198 in condo $600 utils incl Ns/Np nr Metro Bus SILVER SPRING: 240-601-9125 2Br, 2Ba,center of city, NP, beautiful & sunny, GAITHERSBURG: nr Metro/bus & Male, 1Br $299, Near shopping $2300/mo + Metro & Shops. NS. util (condo fee incl) Available Now. Call: 301-509-4885 301-219-1066

GE RMA NT OWN :

Furn 1 Br & Ba in 2Br 2Ba apt, modern kit & Ba, W/D, nr MC, $590/mo, SD req 240-654-3797

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Rm for rent in TH nr bus & shopping center $550/mo util include NP/NS 240-715-5147 GERM: Room in SFH wth pvt bath, sep ent, NS,/NP, quiet area near I-270 & Shops Call 240-751-8841

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Multi-family, Sunday 08/04, 9-3, tools, sports equip. art, books, toys, furn, designer clothes & more! 102 Tulip Avenue

Outdoor Flea Market August 24 & 25th 8-4pm Vendors Wanted Montgomery County Fairgrounds 16 Chestnut St. 301-649-1915 Johnsonshows.com

YARD SALE WITH LOTS OF FURNITURE & MORE! Sat., Aug. 3,

9-1 pm; 10203 Carson Place, Silver Spring (20901).

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NOTICE Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) are proposing to modify and collocate an existing wireless communication antennae on the rooftop of building at the approx. vicinity of 1010 Rockville Pike, Twinbrook, MD 20850. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Michael Going, m.going@trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd. Ste. 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-9976111. (8-2-13)

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AUTHENTIC VIC- EQUIP FOR SALE: TORIAN FURNI- Darkroom equip w/ TURE SET: loveseat everything necessary, and 2 chairs. Hand carved motifs. Good condition. Must sell. Gaithersburg. 301412-1653 $700 o.b.o.

Cameras including acessories & a light kit Call: 301-926-1438

THIS END UP FAMILYROOM SET Very good cond.

Valued over $1500, OBO 301-792-3508.

FURN & MISC MUST GO! 2 couch-

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Free health services for the community include bone & derma scans, body fat analysis, HIV, glaucoma, hearing, and vision screenings, health consultations, physical assessment, and massage! Various fun activities for kids: moon bounce, face painting, etc. Lots of health info from different vendors. Filipino-American Capital SDA Church, 4216 Powder Mill Road, Beltstville, MD 20705. August 4th, Sunday, 9am-2pm. Contact: Retzer Cariaga 443739-6269 or filcapchip@gmail.com.

FOSTER PARE N T S NEEDED : We are

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For cadillac eldorado service tech I am looking for a cadillac eldorado service mechanic to replace a starter. The vehicle is located in Hyatt Md. Please call George at 804-894-0121 anytime.

TRYOUTS: Rising

U11 Girls’ MSI Classic Team Orange Crush is still holding tryouts to fill our team roster. Tryouts every Thursday evening at 6:007:30 at the Germantown Soccerplex Cricket Field. Contact info available at MSIclassic.d4sportsclub.com

Licensed Drivers With Voice Control System Needed For Research Study Westat is seeking participants for a federally-funded research study on drivers’ experiences using voice control systems. To be eligible for the study, you must have a voice control system in the car you drive most often. The study involves talking to a researcher about your experiences with your voice control system and driving on local roads and I-270 in your own car. The study will take about 1.5 hours. If you are interested in this study, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/voicecontrolstudy or call at 1-888-747-9523 for more details. Participants will receive $100 as a thank you for their time. What is a voice control system? By "voice control" we mean that as a driver, you can perform certain tasks like reading a text message and placing a phone call - using the sound of your voice. For example, you can make a call to your friend Meghan by saying, "Call Meghan." You may also be able to hear your favorite phone apps through your car’s sound system and control them with your voice (e.g., Pandora, Bing, MLB.com, or USA TODAY). Your voice control system may also allow you to turn on the air conditioning or tune the radio to your favorite radio station.

INNER SELF: Get in

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ELENA’S FAMILY Daycare Welcomes Infants-

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SPECIAL NEEDS CAREGIVER WANTED: Weekend

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care giving for Autistic High School Boy, supervised in community & pool, Potomac, need car, $14/hr, special needs experience preferred rbobroff@verizon.net

Call 301.670.2641

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Sat, small family in Potomac, clean/cook. Indian cooking is pref’d 240 498 0318

HOUSE CLEANING

We have Exp. Raised 6 kids! PT/FT exc ref, live-out, own in houses, offices, We are reliable, transportation, light cooki/clean, fluent in Excellent Ref’s Eng 240-408-6871 Call Gladys

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POTOMAC FAMILY

Legal. ASST: Educated. Must Drive. Weekends plus flex weekday hrs. Some overnight stay, travel. 2 yrs + experience Call: 301.887.3212.

ROCKVILLE: lovely prvt apt in exchange for few mid day errands + salary, must drive. Call once only & lv msg. 301-871-6565

Participants Needed for Research Study Westat, a social science research company, needs children ages 7 to 11 years, in general good health and normal body weight, to participate in a study about how short periods of activity improve children’s metabolism and attention. Both boys and girls are encouraged to participate in 3 sessions: one outpatient screening visit of about 5 hours and two outpatient visits of about 7 hours each visit. The sessions will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD and participants will be compensated for their time. If you are interested, call 1-888-963-5578, include your name, telephone number, email address and the best time to reach you or go online to clinicaltrials.gov (refer to study 13-CH-0169). This study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Children’s Health and Human Development. WESTAT EOE

Daycare Directory July 3, 2013

Children’s Center of Damascus Olive Branch Daycare Ana’s House Day Care Miriam’s Loving Care Zhilla Daycare Center Holly Bear Daycare Blue Angel Family Home Daycare GP2281

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class@gazette.net DENTAL ASSISTANT Immediate opening. Great salary & benefits, very close to Olney. Experience preferred/x-ray certified a must. M-F, F/T. Email lmlepore@verizon.net

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Become a Professional Chauffeur - We train! If you have a good driving record, know your way around and enjoy making people happy then we want to talk to you. Please join us Tuesday, August 6th, anytime between 11 am - 5 pm for our open house. 401K, benefits package, and bonuses provided! All applicants must be of the age of 25. RMA WORLDWIDE CHAUFFEURED TRANSPORTATION 11565 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Education

Chemical Compliance Manager For 3E Company, Bethesda, MD. Requires MS Chem Eng’g + 2 yrs exp as Chemical Data Analyst or Chemical Compliance Manager for chemical regulatory compliance & risk management. Please apply online at http://3ecompany.com, job ID 20130628-1900-SH GP2320

COACHES/TRAINERS

MD Basketball Academy seeks an energetic & positive coach/trainer for upcoming youth skill development clinics & programs. Must have prior experience, be dependable, come early, able to stay late if needed and be positive and helpful. We will provide game/practice lesson plans, rotation guidance, etc. http://marylandbasketballacademy.org for more information and to apply on our website.

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST FT, Exp. Preferred. Rockville/Gaithersburg Area & Great Benefits Email resume to: Eyejobs02@outlook.com

CHAIR SIDE DENTAL ASSISTANT

Needed FT/PT for our endodontic office. We are seeking an experienced, energetic person that will compliment our team approach to quality centered care. Xray License required Rockville/Gaithersburg locations. Email: phelps@endogroup.com

TEACHERS

Sunrise Learning Center Seeks Pre- School ft/pt Teachers & Teachers Assistant for pre-school center in Gaithersburg. 90 hrs plus experience or college credit in ECE is needed. Call 301-208-6948.

Executive Data Consultant

Rockville, MD. Conduct healthcarerelated data analysis and reporting. See https://RE21.ultipro.com/MAP1002 /Jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx? __JobID=1069 -- Requisition #130092 -- for full desc, reqs, & app. instructions.

On Call Supervisor

Great job for students, retirees and stay at home moms. Work from home! Answer and handle phone calls from 5pm to 9am two evenings twice a month for staffing agency or one weekend a month. Must have Internet access, and a car. Fax resume to 301.588.9065 or email to cc2439@yahoo.com

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

Pharmacy/ Phlebotomy Tech Trainees Needed Now Pharmacies/ hospitals now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-240-4524 CTO SCHEV


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NW, DC apartment Building seeking an experienced cleaner for prep of turnover apartments, common area cleaning and light landscaping. Please email resume to: kmcjobs3@gmail.com or fax to: 301-309-9503. EOE.

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Management

Experienced Manager & Manager Trainees

Needed for growing Dry Cleaning operation. Responsibilities consist of helping customer at counter, ability to operate all machinery, assembling orders, checking quality and production standards, generating reports, and controlling payroll. Excellent organizational and great customer skills are a must. If you are dependable, work well with others, detail oriented and a "hands on" person apply today. ∂ Ability to earn $40,000 - $50,000+ ∂ Quarterly Bonus Program ∂ Fortune 500 Benefits including Medical/Dental insurance, vision discount program, 401(k) ∂ Paid Vacation Apply at www.crestcleaners.com

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Maintenance

CLEANER/ FLOOR TECHNICIAN

Experienced cleaner to work at multiple commercial properties. Applicant must have knowledge of stripping and waxing vinyl floors. Maintenance experience is a plus but not required. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and own transportation . Great compensation package. Please email resume to: kmcjobs3@gmail.com or fax to: 301-309-9503. EOE. Sales

Business Development Specialist Media Sales 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 position. You would develop an understanding of print, online, mobile advertising with a focus on recruitment, retail and service business segments. Previous sales experience needed, enthusiasm, great work ethic and a strong desire to succeed.

SURVEY RESEARCHER

For CAMRIS International Inc. Develop & conduct nationwide demographic & health surveys in developing countries, provide training on survey operations & data quality control. Impute, recode, & analyze survey data on a large scale, prepare summaries & interpretations on survey results, produce survey reports. MA in demography, public health or related required. Proficiency in statistical programming, data analysis & survey operations. Job located in Bethesda, MD. Mail resume to April Lueben at 6931 Arlington Rd, #575, Bethesda MD 20814 w/code "DHS13".

VET ASSISTANT/KENNEL HELP Part/ Full Time

Busy small animal hospital looking for a motivated individual. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Some heavy lifting required. Please email resume with phone contact attn Beth at office@potomacaniamalhospita.com

WE’RE HIRING WEEKEND CNAS, GNAS, AND HHAS!

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 www.homeinsteads.com/197 Home Instead Senior Care To us it’s personal 301/588-9023 Call between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri

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Effective immediately, M.T. Laney Co, Inc will be accepting applications for the following positions: ∂ Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Must have clean driving record) Please email resume to info@mtlaney.com fax 410-795-9546 Top wages and a great working environment. EOE

Seasonal Driver Counter Sales

PT, Resp for delivering merchandise & assisting customers. Must be able to lift 60lbs on a regular basis & have a clean driving record. For further detail on the position or to apply, go to www.gazette.net/careers

Home Improvement

EVENT DEMONSTRATOR If you are an enthusiastic and detail oriented individual looking for weekend work, join the Champion Windows team! We are looking for a motivated Event Demonstrator to work parttime gathering leads at our retail, event, and show locations. This position will be responsible for greeting potential customers, collecting leads, as well as setting appointments. As an Event Demonstrator, you must be highly self motivated with good interpersonal and communication skills. Strong time management and prioritization abilities are a must for your success in this role. You will be required to pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

Please email your resume to shalle@getchampion.com, fax to 301990-3022, or call 301-880-3001

OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN P/T Exp. Preferred. Rockville/Gaithersburg area Email resume to: Eyejobs02@outlook.com

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PRICES AND PAYMENTS INCLUDE ANY APPLICABLE MANUFACTURE’S REBATES AND EXCLUDE MILITARY ($500) AND COLLEGE GRAD ($500) REBATES, TAX, TAGS, DEALER PROCESSING CHARGE ($200) AND FREIGHT: CARS $760, TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY AND SIENNAS $810 AND $975. *0.9% APR & 0% APR FINANCING UP TO 60 MONTHS TO QUALIFIED BUYERS THRU TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES. TOTAL FINANCED CANNOT EXCEED MSRP PLUS OPTIONS, TAX, AND LICENSE FEES. 0% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $16.67 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. 0.9% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $17.05 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. APR OFFERS ARE NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER CASH BACK OR LEASE OFFER. NOT ALL BUYERS WILL QUALIFY.**LEASE PAYMENTS BASED ON 36 MONTHS, 12,000 MILES PER YEAR WITH $995 DOWN PLUS $650 ACQUISITION FEE, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED. SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. OFFERS EXPIRES 08-06-13.


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