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Down on the farm, it’s udder genius n
Damascus creamery turns to robotic milker to cut costs BY
VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER
What began a dozen years ago with a little Guernsey calf named Bubbles has morphed into a high-tech dairy operation at the new Woodbourne Creamery at the Rock Hill Orchard farm in Damascus. It’s all due to a Swedish-made robotic machine that automatically milks cows without needing people to attach tubes to the teats. The DeLaval voluntary milking system has a computerized robotic arm that uses laser beams to locate the teats and automatically milk each cow, letting employees work elsewhere. The Guernseys, which feed mostly on grass and hay, have learned they have to be regularly milked.
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A cow stands in the stall while it’s milked by a robot at Woodbourne Creamery in Damascus.
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In this 1978 photo, ballistics expert Larry Sturdivan holds a bullet believed to have struck President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas.
KEVIN JAMES SHAY STAFF WRITER
n the early-morning hours of Nov. 23, 1963, Dr. James J. Humes washed his hands after overseeing what is arguably the most controversial autopsy in modern U.S. history at Bethesda Naval Hospital, now Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The director of laboratories of the National Medical School in Bethesda took his notes of the proceedings to his Bethesda home and burned them after meticulously copying the records because, Humes later testiﬁed, they were stained with John F. Kennedy’s blood
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and “inappropriate to be turned over to anyone.” “Having transcribed those notes … I destroyed those pieces of paper,” Humes, who died in 1999, testiﬁed in 1977 before a medical panel convened by the U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations, one of several political bodies that investigated the killing. “I felt they would fall into the hands of some sensation seeker.” That admission is one of many facets of the case that have fueled speculation of a cover-up and conspiracy over Kennedy’s death for the past 50 years. As the half-century anniversary approaches Friday, the autopsy in Bethesda continues to be one of the more controversial elements. “Dr. Humes may have had his reasons for
burning the original autopsy notes,” Philip Shenon, a former New York Times journalist and author of a new book, “A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination,” said in an interview. “But it was still jaw-dropping to discover what he did.” Jim Lesar, president of the Assassination Archives and Research Center, a private organization in Silver Spring that preserves documents and other records on political assassinations, added, “It was an extraordinarily controversial autopsy that has been denounced by many authorities in the ﬁeld.” Of the roughly 30 agents, military ofﬁcers, medical personnel and others that the House
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School board puts projects back on track n
Panel boosts budget to have ﬁve middle and high schools stay on schedule BY
LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITER
Montgomery County students and staff in ﬁve middle and high schools may not face delays to construction projects after all. The Montgomery County Board of Education decided Monday not to delay revitalization and expansion projects at two high schools and three middle schools. The board voted Monday to approve a $1.74 billion Capital Improvements Program budget for ﬁscal years 2015 through 2020 — compared to Su-
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Boyds teen takes crown Rebecca Block of Boyds took home the title of Miss Historic Maryland’s Outstanding Teen with the help of a pink, rhinestonestudded dress and conﬁdence in her platform. Rebecca competed in the contest Nov. 9. The title is a precursor to the Miss Maryland pageant. The 14-year-old winner’s platform was all about helping those with special needs. Every summer, Rebecca volunteers as a mentor for Longview School’s program in Germantown, which educates students with special needs. “We help them with arts and crafts, and we help teach them,” she said. The Longview students range in age from 5 to 21. Block said she has been interested in pageants for a long time and wanted to be part of the Miss America pageant’s message of service and talent. When she competed for the Miss Historic Maryland title, she was interviewed and judged on her talent, evening wear, ﬁtness and on-stage responses to questions. “I do get nervous sometimes, but I’m conﬁdent because I know I’m as prepared as I can be,” she said. Rebecca said she considered many different dresses for the evening gown portion of the contest. “I narrowed it down based on how it ﬁt my personality,” she said.
“I picked pink!” Rebecca, a freshman at Northwest High School in Germantown, is enthusiastic about dancing and chose a jazz solo dance for the talent competition. Now that she has the crown, she is planning to compete in the Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen pageant in June. In the meantime, the organization’s directors are helping her ﬁnd opportunites to reach out to children with special needs across the state. — SYLVIA CARIGNAN
Medical insurance forums this week A program on open enrollment for medical insurance beneﬁts will have its last two panel discussions from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Executive Ofﬁce Building and from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Mount Airy. Rep. Christopher Van Hollen Jr. (D-Dist. 8) of Kensington is hosting the panels in cooperation with the Maryland Federation of Chapters of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.
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“I do get nervous sometimes, but I’m conﬁdent because I know I’m as prepared as I can be,” says Rebecca Block of Boyds, Miss Historic Maryland’s Outstanding Teen. A Medicare expert will be at the morning forum, and representatives from federal health insurance and other insurance plans will attend both sessions. They will discuss different health plan options and the new insurance exhanges, and answer individual questions. The Executive Ofﬁce Building is at 101 Monroe St., Rockville. The church is at 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy. For more information, visit silverspringspeaks.blogspot.com.
S’more-making at Winter Lights Festival Visitors of Gaithersburg’s 18th annual Winter Lights Festival can
enjoy a s’more sandwich under the lights Sunday. Festivalgoers can take a ride through the 380-plus light displays in a bus or hay wagon. Upon reaching “Toyland Loop,” visitors will have time to explore the lights on foot and then head to the campﬁre to make a s’more sandwich. The activity will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road. The cost is $8 for residents and $10 for nonresidents for those who prepay and register online via RecXpress. On the day of the event, the cost will be $10. Children younger than 4 enter free. For more information or to register, visit gaithersburgmd.gov/
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Jeffrey W. Kaufman, 56, of Olney died Nov. 7, 2013. Roy W. Barber Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
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Two drivers die in separate wrong-way collisions Olney man, 22, and Germantown woman, 25, killed in crashes on I-95 and I-270 n
BY LEAH BINKOVITZ AND MARTIN WEIL THE WASHINGTON POST
An Olney man was killed early Sunday in a head-on collision with a truck after he began driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Prince George’s County and a Germantown woman died Nov. 12 when she drove the wrong way on Interstate 270, authorities said. In Sunday’s incident, Maryland State Police said Christian Allen Knight, 22, of Olney was
driving south in the northbound lanes of I-95 near the Intercounty Connector about 3 a.m, when his car struck a tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Vernelle Crudup, was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital for non-lifethreatening injuries, according to Maryland State Police. Police are continuing to investigate the accident. Knight lived in the Hallowell community of Olney his entire life. He attended Sherwood Elementary, William H.Farquhar Middle School and James Hubert Blake High School, graduating in 2009. “He was really full of life, and full of smiles. He was always the life of the party, but also very sensitive. He was always there
“He was always there for his friends.” Anne Hoffman, Knight family friend
for his friends,” said Anne Hoffman, a friend of the family. Knight had been working as an electrician, she said. He is survived by parents Kathy and Steve Knight, older brother Stephen, stepfather Dave Cameron, stepsister Emily and stepbrother Bradley. He was a “fanatical” sports fan, Hoffman said, and played basketball for several local leagues.
Many young people have visited the family’s home to mourn him, “with looks of shock and disbelief,” she said. “They feel betrayed that this could have happened to one of their own. There are lots of broken hearts. Sadness prevails. He touched a lot of lives,” she said. Arrangements have not yet been ﬁnalized for a memorial service as of Monday evening.
In the Nov. 12 incident, Erica Choi, 25, of Germantown was driving a 2011 Honda Accord south on the northbound lanes of I-270 at 11:27 p.m., according to Maryland State Police. Her car struck a Mercedes SUV driven by 38-year-old Lai Fung Lam of Clarksburg. Choi died in the accident and Lam was taken to Suburban Hospital with serious injuries. All northbound lanes and two southbound lanes were closed for about four hours following the accident, according to police. No explanations for either incident of wrong-way driving were available immediately. The two wrong-way collisions, along with one that occurred in October, provided
examples of what federal trafﬁc specialists have described as a nagging safety problem since the creation of the interstate system in the late 1950s. In a 2002 issue of a publication of the Federal Highway Administration, driving the wrong way on freeways was said to have persisted despite four decades of highway striping and sign improvement. The report said that on average about 350 people each year were killed throughout the nation in wrong-way freeway crashes. According to the report, studies showed that most wrong-way drivers turn around before any collision occurs. Gazette staff writer Sarah Scully contributed to this report..
Robinson: Environment would be Dumais, in re-election bid, pledges a priority in a second House term continued focus on families, taxes Montgomery Village Democrat is running on slate with King, Barkley and Reznik n
BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER
Shane Robinson had his ﬁrst experience with public office when he was elected in 2010 to a state delegate seat in District 39. With his ﬁrst term almost behind him, he’s ready for more. Robinson, 36, of Montgomery Village spent much of his ﬁrst term focusing on the environment and serving on the Environmental Matters Committee. Earlier this year, he helped to craft legislation that will give permanent funding to The Chesapeake Conservation Corps, a program that provides service-learning opportunities and green job training to young people through environmental and energy conservation projects. If re-elected, he said he hopes to continue working on the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay and would like to explore how to make the state’s food system sustainable. “A lot of work that I do and am passionate about surrounds the environment,” he said. “I would like to keep working on environmental issues that concern Maryland.”
The Democrat incumbent and his District 39 colleagues, state Sen. Nancy King (D) of Montgomery Village, Del. Charles Barkley (D) of Germantown and Del. Kirill Reznik (D) of Germantown, have formed a slate to run for re-election. Xiangfei Cheng, a Republican from Montgomery Village, is the only challenger who has filed to run. District 39 includes Clarksburg, GerRobinson mantown and Montgomery Village. It recently underwent state legislative redistricting that is set to take effect in January 2015. Aside from environmental matters, Robinson plans to work on education issues brought on by the increasing number of children entering the state’s school systems each year. He would focus on lowering class sizes and increasing the salaries of teachers. “I think about my children, and when they go to school, they will be spending more time with their teachers than with us sometimes,” he said. “It’s important to me that these teachers are happy and motivated to be there.” By the end of 2013, Rob-
inson plans to have between $25,000 and $30,000 in the bank for his campaign. In the new year, the team of candidates will begin to campaign actively, he said, adding that he and his colleagues have spent most of their time thus far knocking on doors of new constituents in Clarksburg and Germantown as a result of the redistricting. Born in Iran to American parents who were teaching in the country at the time, Robinson earned bachelors’s degrees in biology and Spanish at the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2000. He went on to receive a master’s degree in sustainable development from the School for International Training Graduate Institute in Vermont in 2011. Shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, Robinson joined the Peace Corps and worked as a health volunteer for three years in rural Zambia. He is a senior associate at Coulter Nonprofit Management and is also the executive director of the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, a client of the management ﬁrm. The foundation provides resources to those affected by EhlersDanlos syndrome, a connective tissue disorder. Robinson is married and lives with his wife and two young children. The primary election is June 24 and the general election will be Nov. 5, 2014.
District 15 delegate seeking third term
SYLVIA CARIGNAN STAFF WRITER
Del. Kathleen Dumais (DDist. 15) is moving forward with her family-focused initiatives and a uniﬁed tax policy in Annapolis as she seeks support for another term. Dumais, a Rockville resident, is working with Sen. Brian Feldman (D-Dist. 15) on unifying tax policies in Maryland. The District 15 legislators have presented a bill that would form the “Commission on Tax Policy, Reform and Fairness.” “We haven’t had an academic group look at our overall tax policy in over 20 years,” Dumais said. The “patchwork” quality of the state’s current policies becomes frustrating when spending needs to be adjusted. The commission would create a report on the state of Maryland’s taxes. “It would make sense to have a document that might take a year and a half to get to, but it has, at least, a long-term policy,” she said. It’s especially important for Montgomery County because a unified tax policy would be more welcoming to businesses that might consider moving into Northern Virginia instead, she said. Dumais, 55, said she plans
to continue her work with the Maryland Judiciary Committee if she is elected for another term in 2014. The delegate is now serving as the committee’s vice chairwoman. Dumais helped form the Commission on Child Custody Decision Making, which will advise legislators on a statute for custody in the state. The commission Dumais consists of family law experts, representatives from advocacy groups, educators and members of the House and Senate. Currently, an assortment of Maryland’s appellate court rulings lay out the law, Dumais said, making it difﬁcult for those who represent themselves to defend their case. The commission is holding public hearings in several Maryland counties to talk to people about the court system. Dumais said Montgomery County is not on the commission’s tour, but local residents have spoken up to request a visit. The Commission on Child Custody Decision Making is required to produce a report by the end of 2014. Dumais, who is single, serves as senior counsel at the Rock-
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ville law ﬁrm Ethridge, Quinn, Kemp, McAuliffe, Rowan and Hartinger. She was ﬁrst sworn in to the District 15 delegate seat in 2002, and has served consecutive terms since then. District 15 covers much of western Montgomery County, from Clarksburg to North Potomac. Dumais, Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo (D) of Boyds and Del. Aruna Miller (D) of Darnestown currently represent the district. Fellow incumbent candidate Miller , of Darnestown, will seek a District 15 seat, along with Republican candidate Flynn Ficker, former Democratic Del. Saqib Ali, who served District 29, and Fraser-Hidalgo of Boyds, who is serving the rest of former District 15 Del. Brian Feldman’s term. Feldman was tapped to ﬁll Sen. Robert Garagiola (D-Dist. 15) seat after he resigned earlier this year. Feldman, Miller and Dumais plan to run on a single slate. Dumais noted that running together helps candidates manage costs for fundraising events. She has already started fundraising for her campaign, but does not have a target amount. “I keep the costs down as much as I can,” she said. The general election will be in November 2014. firstname.lastname@example.org
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AROUND THE COUNTY Accused stabber in mall incident held without bail n
Prosecutor: Road rage sparked incident at Bethesda shopping complex BY
ST. JOHN BARNED-SMITH STAFF WRITER
The 24-year-old Potomac man who prosecutors say stabbed a man and woman Thursday afternoon in a ﬁt of road rage in the Westﬁeld Montgomery Mall parking lot in Bethesda was denied bail Friday. In his bail review, David B. Goldberg listened from jail via a closed-circuit video-recording system, his head bowed and hands folded in front of him, as Montgomery County District Court Judge Gary G. Everngam listed the charges against him. Prosecutors have charged Goldberg, of Milbern Drive in Potomac, with two counts each of attempted ﬁrst-degree murder, ﬁrst-degree assault and seconddegree assault; and three counts of reckless endangerment. The maximum penalty for the most egregious offense, attempted ﬁrst-degree murder, is life in prison. When asked if he had received a list of the charges, Goldberg replied simply, “Yes, sir, I did.” Police arrested Goldberg on Thursday, shortly after the incident. According to Robert Hill, an assistant state’s attorney, Goldberg, who was driving a gray Mitsubishi Lancer with his young daughter in the back seat, drove through a stop sign on a mall access road and cut in front of a car containing four people — a couple from Potomac, a young child and an older woman — that was on Motor City Drive. The couple — a man, 31, and a woman, 28 — thought he was driving recklessly and the driver honked his horn at Goldberg, who then swore at them, according to his charging documents. They followed Goldberg and the couple got out of
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Police investigate where two people were stabbed after a trafﬁc dispute at the Montgomery mall in Bethesda.
their car to approach him, but Goldberg sped away. The couple then parked near Sears and got out of their car to enter the mall, Hill said. “For them, this unfortunate event was over,” Hill said. But moments later, Goldberg “revved his engine at a high rate of speed and took off, and drove directly at these people,” Hill said. Goldberg then either lost control of his car or intentionally drove his car over a curb and into another car, he said. Goldberg, Hill said, then got out of his car and drew a knife. He began ﬁghting with the man from the other car, stabbed him in the back and cut him on his right arm and left cheek. The woman from the other car tried to intervene, and at some point in the ﬁght, Goldberg stabbed her in the abdomen, which Hill said caused “life-threatening injuries,” requiring immediate surgery. Dennis Hines of Bethesda, the owner of the other car that Goldberg allegedly plowed into, told The Ga-
zette he came out of the mall to ﬁnd “two bloody people” and his car “smashed from the back and pushed out of its parking space.” Police soon found Goldberg outside of a California Pizza Kitchen on the upper level of the mall parking garage, along with his daughter, 2. The knife he allegedly used in the attack was still in his car, according to his charging documents. “This was a very serious case of road rage ... he’s demonstrated he’s a danger to the public,” Hill said. The woman is in a local hospital and unlikely to be released for at least four to ﬁve days, he said. Hill also said Goldberg had been the subject of a peace order in 2010 and owned swords and other weapons in his house, a statement that caused Goldberg to begin emphatically shaking his head. Goldberg, who lives with his mother in Potomac, said little during the hearing. A half-dozen relatives appeared in court but declined to speak to reporters after the bail review. Goldberg’s attorney, Paul Chung, had asked for reasonable bail, saying Goldberg was not a ﬂight risk or danger to anyone else and didn’t have a criminal history. “As tragic as it appears ... based on statement of probable cause prepared by the Montgomery County Police Department, it’s clear that Goldberg drove away on two prior occasions,” Chung said, adding that he believed a different version of events would come to light as the case progressed. Chung said Goldberg worked two jobs and earned his GED diploma in 2007. He also said that while in jail, Goldberg had been unable to take his presciption medications. “There appears to be no motivation for what occurred here,” Everngam said, denying bail. Goldberg has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 5. email@example.com
Harris Teeter opens in Clarksburg
Justina Brown (left) and Maria McDaniel of Clarksburg chat with County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) at Tuesday’s grand opening of the Harris Teeter store in Clarksburg.
The long-awaited Harris Teeter grocery store in the Clarksburg Village Center opened unofﬁcially Tuesday evening with free tastings for the public. Starting Wednesday, the ofﬁcial opening day, the store will offer 10 percent discounts through Nov. 28, for Thanksgiving shopping. The store also is offering turkey and ﬁxings as part of its Holiday Dinner program, said Harris Teeter communications specialist Danna Jones, who was in town for the opening. Based in Matthews, N.C., the supermarket chain also is planning to open a new store in Crown Farm in Gaithersburg in January. — VIRGINIA TERHUNE
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Transit advisory panel seeks members The Maryland Transit Administration has announced the creation of Corridor Cities Transitway Area Advisory Committee and is seeking residents, community organization members, area employees and business owners to serve on it. The proposed 15-mile bus rapid transit system would stretch from the Comsat facility just south of Clarksburg to the Shady Grove Metro station in Rockville. For more information and selfnomination forms, visit mta.maryland.gov/cct. All completed forms are due Dec. 3.
Disaster preparation course The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium will offer on Dec. 9 a free course certiﬁed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Mobilizing Faith-Based Community Organization in Preparing for Disaster.” The course is a training program for religious organization representatives, emergency managers and ﬁrst responders from small and rural communities to strategically mobilize and engage the organizations in a reciprocal approach to disaster planning. The course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Montgomery County Public Safety Communications Center Training Room, 1300 Quince Orchard Blvd., Gaithersburg. Registration is required by Monday. For more information and to register, visit ruraltraining. org.
Project Turkey fundraiser underway Nancy Kaplan of Ingleside at King Farm, a continuing care retirement community in Rockville, is leading an effort to raise money for Project Turkey, a Montgomery County project to provide local families with Thanksgiving meals. So far, Kaplan has reported raising $6,000. To support the project by making a donation, contact Chelsea Gottleib at 240-499-9019.
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Survey shows the homeless face serious medical challenges 369 individuals throughout county were interviewed n
BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER
Poor health conditions and repeat emergency room visits are plaguing the homeless population throughout Montgomery County, according to results from the county’s 100,000 Homes Campaign survey. As part of its participation in the national campaign, the county just completed Registry Week, with volunteers surveying 369 homeless people living in places such as parking garages, outdoor stairwells, wooded encampments and shelters. The three-day count took place each day from 4 to 7 a.m. Nov. 4 through Nov. 6. The purpose of the count is to identify the most medically vulnerable homeless people and move them into permanent housing with supportive services. “Now we have a prioritized list of people according to their vulnerability,” said Susanne Sinclair-Smith, executive director of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. “We can use that priority list to place people into permanent housing.”
Findings revealed that 40 percent of people surveyed reported they had at least one serious health condition, such as kidney disease, asthma or diabetes, and 74 percent of that group were medically vulnerable, meaning that they have a higher likelihood of dying in a state of homelessness because of their health issues. The results also showed that the 369 individuals reported a total of 677 in-patient hospitalizations in the past year. Twenty-two percent of respondents said they received in-patient emergency room treatment at least three times last year. By moving these people into permanent housing with services such as case management and nurse care, high costs to the health system and the county can be reduced, and homeless individuals can increase their quality of health, according to Sinclair-Smith. “We will have those immediate health care services to help them with the medical conditions they have,” she said. “Case managers will continue to work with them in permanent housing and connect them with a primary doctor.” Montgomery County Councilman George Leventhal (D-At large), who serves on the executive committee of the Montgomery County 100,000
Homes campaign, said the results show that the county needs to prioritize housing placement for the most vulnerable homeless people. Along with Council Vice President Craig Rice (D-Dist. 2), Leventhal introduced a supplemental appropriation Tuesday for $649,325 to place 15 homeless individuals in housing by February 2014. The money would provide for housing with supportive services for a year and a half. While the county government is heavily involved with this issue, religious and philanthropic support still is needed, according to Leventhal. “We’re going to do a lot, but the county has to work with private, nonproﬁt and religious partners to solve the problem,” he said. County volunteers encountered 62 homeless individuals who declined to participate in the survey, but according to Sinclair-Smith, their lack of response still made an important statement about the homeless situation in the county. From her experiences talking with homeless people in Silver Spring during the count, she said, many of those who chose not to participate were so mentally ill, speciﬁcally dealing with paranoia, that they were unable to be engaged to complete the survey. “I feel very responsible toward that
number because I think it represents the most vulnerable people living outside,” she said. This is the first time the county has conducted a homeless count on its own. At the beginning of each year, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments counts homeless individuals and households in and around Washington in its Point-In-Time homeless count. In January, the council reported 1,004 homeless people, including families, living in Montgomery County. The county’s own three-day count included only individuals, as homeless families typically have more access to county government services. Sinclair-Smith said the county’s count and survey were more thorough than the council’s because the volunteers reached the most vulnerable people during a three-day stint, as opposed to just one day. “This is the ﬁrst step of the campaign,” Sinclair-Smith said. “I think the county government, nonprofits and members of the community have really rolled up their sleeves and worked together in an incredibly effective way. Going forward, we are really going to be able to work together to identify where gaps are and how to ﬁll them.” firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is a summary of incidents in the Damascus area to which Montgomery County police responded recently. The words “arrested” and “charged” do not imply guilt. This information was provided by the county.
Commerial robbery • Nov. 4 at 7:27 a.m. Subway restaurant at 19911 Frederick Road, Germantown. Subject threatened victim with a weapon and obtained property. Residential burglary • Between Nov. 2 and Nov. 4. 19500 block of Gunners Branch Road in Germantown. Forced entry; property taken. • Nov. 5 between 5:40 and 8:10 p.m. Unit block of Observation Court in Germantown. Unknown entry; property taken. • Nov. 1. 24800 block of Woodﬁeld Road in Damascus. • Oct. 30 at about 10:30 p.m. 13200 block of Country Ridge Drive in Germantown. Forced entry; nothing taken. Arrested was a man, 28, from Montgomery Village. • Nov. 5 between 5 and 8:30 p.m. 12900 block of Churchill Ridge Circle in Germantown. Unknown entry; property taken. Sex assault • Nov. 4 about 1 a.m,. Woodcutter Circle in Germantown. The subject is known to the victim. Strong-arm robbery • Oct. 30 at about 8:40 p.m. 18400 block of Stone Hollow Drive in Germantown. The subject assaulted the victim and took property. A boy, 17, from Germantown, was arrested. • Between 4 p.m. Nov. 1 and Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. 13200 block of Wonderland Way in Germantown. Forced entry; unknown what was taken.
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Report: Later hours for bars, mass transit would boost night economy Leggett says he’s ready to act on county task force’s recommendations
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
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The Rev. Delman Coates, the running mate of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Del. Heather Mizeur (left), speaks in Silver Spring on Nov. 13.
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In her bid to be Maryland’s next governor, Del. Heather Mizeur introduced her running mate, the Rev. Delman Coates — a Prince George’s County pastor and political newcomer — to supporters in Silver Spring on Wednesday. From afar, it might seem like an unlikely pairing — a black Baptist minister and a white lesbian — but Mizeur said her and Coates’ progressive values and vision for Maryland align perfectly. Coates, 40, brings charisma, passion and loyalty to the campaign, as well as a talent for community engagement, said Mizeur
(D-Dist. 20) of Takoma Park, who also is 40. A Mizeur-Coates ticket rounds out the Democratic ﬁeld and shifts focus to Prince George’s County as a battleground in the June 2014 primary, as each Democratic ticket includes a candidate from that county. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler’s running mate, Del. Jolene Ivey (D-Dist. 47), lives in Cheverly. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown is a Mitchellville resident. His lieutenant governor candidate is Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. As of October 2012, Prince George’s had 443,643 enrolled Democrats, the most of any jurisdiction in Maryland and about 22 percent of the state’s total. The next highest was Montgomery, with 345,449 Democrats. Having never held or run for
ofﬁce, Coates is admittedly new to politics — but not new to public service, he said. “There is a saying that we say in some faith circles. It says a shepherd ought to smell like sheep,” he said. As a pastor, Coates said, he has devoted his ministry to serving people not moving in establishment circles. “It’s that connection and contact with the people that qualiﬁesmeforthisopportunity,” he said. Among African-American clergy leaders, there is precendent of moving from pastoral service into political service, he said. “Nothing says that you have to be an elected ofﬁcial for 10, 20, 30 years in order to qualify for elected ofﬁce,” he said. “I have a discernible record of leadership.” A local example of the dual role of pastor and legislator is C. Anthony Muse, a state senator
from Prince George’s and bishop at Ark of Safety Christian Church in Upper Marlboro. Voters might recognize Coates, a Fort Washington resident, from the 2012 campaign for same-sex marriage, when he appeared in ads supporting a ballot question to uphold the legislature’s newly passed law. Nationally, Coates is known for his work on social justice and combating inequalities, according to Mizeur’s campaign. Others might recognize him as the senior pastor at Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton. Since 2004 he has led the church, growing its membership to 8,000. He said will continue to preach and lead the church it evenwhileonthecampaign trail. Coates and his wife, Yolanda, have two sons, ages 10 and 7, and 4-year-old twin girls. email@example.com
Providing more places for bargoing patrons to catch taxis and allowing food trucks to roam certain neighborhoods to serve them lateatnightareamongtheoptions suggested by a task force charged with thinking up ways to spice up Montgomery County’s nightlife. After a six-month process, the county’sNighttimeEconomyTask Force presented its recommendations to County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) on Friday morning. Montgomery has a strong daytime economy, but in the evening hours the county often loses business to areas such as Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va., as people go out in search of entertainment, said Heather Dlhopolsky, chairwoman of the task force that was made up of 19 residents, business owners and others. Providing more nighttime activityinareassuchasBethesda,SilverSpring,Rockville,Wheatonand Germantown will help the county “ﬁll in missing pieces” to provide a stronger overall economy, according to the group’s report. The county has worked hard to make its urban areas more walkable to enhance foot trafﬁc, Leggett said. Many of the changes suggested in the report will appeal mostly to young people, but Montgomery should be a place for people of all ages to live, work and raise a family, he said. Leggett said he wants to move quickly to implement the task force’s recommendations, and he’ll work with the County Council and the county’s delegation to the General Assembly to put as many as possible into effect. “This is an action plan,” he said Friday.
Councilman Hans Riemer (DAt large) of Silver Spring said he’s sensed a lot of energy and excitement about the initiative since it was announced. The recommendations include: • Simplifying the process for opening an arts and entertainment venue or holding an event. • Changing the county’s noise ordinance to create “Urban Noise Areas” around locations such as Rockville’s Town Square and Veteran’s Plaza in Silver Spring, increasing the noise levels allowed for certain events and making sure residents who live near those areas would be informed before they move in about the possibility of noise from events. • Creating a way to provide good customer service, help streamline the planning and permitting process and make it easier for business customers to work withmultiplecountydepartments when planning an event. • Allowing food trucks to operate in certain areas from 10 p.m. until bars close. • Support more density in urbanareastocreateavibrantnighttime economy. • Increase the number of taxi stands. • Expand the frequency and range of late-night transit service. • Have the Alcohol Beverage Advisory Board make recommendations about special orders, product placement and customer service for the Department of Liquor Control. • Speed up the completion and implementation of a Department of Liquor Control Warehouse Management system to improve selection, ordering and delivery processes. • Extend the hours of venues that serve alcohol to 2 a.m. from Sunday through Thursday and to 3 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and the Sunday before a federal holiday that falls on a Monday. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Coffee brewers see perks in crowdfunding New group takes aim at east county school problems Founders aim to spread ‘virtuous exchange’ model
Perched on a stool in a white gauze dress with gold, green and red embroidery, Sara Mussie burned frankincense as she roasted green coffee beans over a ﬂame in her Takoma Park home. As the scent of the roasted beans wafted from the pot, her husband, Tebabu Assefa, asked everyone to make a wish. Mussie and Assefa see coffee — which they sell — as a medium to tell stories and business as a medium for change. In 2011, they founded a company, Blessed Coffee, to change what they see as a deeply unfair form of international trade. Their next goal is to open a cafe and small roasting facility in Takoma Park, and they’re using crowdfunding to do it. With crowdfunding, small companies or individuals raise money for a project through websites like Indiegogo or Kickstarter. People pledge to invest, and depending on the site, fundraisers may receive any amount of money pledged by the end of their campaign, or may only get money iftheyreachtheirfundraisinggoal. If the funding goal is met, investors often receive a beneﬁt,like the new product they helped fund. In this case, investors might receive free coffee, art, or a dinner, depending on their investment level. Mussie performed a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony as the couple explained their work. Assefa said neighbors in Ethiopia gather daily after lunch in each other’s homes for coffee. They discuss community concerns and bless one another. This legacy guides Blessed Coffee’s efforts as much as the tangible goals of creating more equal markets for coffee producers and high-quality coffee to customers. Assefa and Mussie call this concept of promoting positive social change through business the “virtuous exchange”
model. The pair became involved in efforts to empower farmers in the global coffee market after meeting Ethiopian activist Tadessa Meskela in 2002. They learned that farmers might make 50 cents for a pound of coffee beans that sells on the retail market for more than $10. These farmers often can’t afford to send their children to school, or eat three meals a day, Assefa explained as Mussie brewed coffee over the ﬁre in a long-necked ceramic kettle. Initially, Assefa and Mussie wanted to make a documentary about the farmers’ struggle. Instead, they decided to spread their messageandhelpmoredirectlyby starting a company to pay farmers living wages for their product. “We’re using the business to come up with the solution,” Assefa said, “It’s not only a business — it’s also a movement; it’s a way of life.” Blessed Coffee buys from Meskela’s Oromia Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union through a wholesaler in New York, as the local company is not big enough to buy directly from the co-op. The co-op is made up of 240,000 Ethiopian farmers and is built on the same values of fairness and quality from the producers to the consumers. Blessed Coffee sells shadegrown coffee from the co-op to local restaurants and shops and at farmers markets. Shade-grown coffee is widely considered more environmentally friendly and, many argue, has better ﬂavor. The virtuous exchange model goes beyond the fair trade model by offering producers higher profits and investment opportunities, and focusing on the relationship between producers and consumers, Assefa and Mussie said. As of Tuesday, Blessed Coffee’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign had raised $5,235 from 26 investors, toward a goal of $226,274. The campaign has about 30 days remaining. Blessed Coffee will receive all of the money pledge through the site even if the company does not reach its goal.
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They came to identify the problem, discuss solutions and decide how to enact their plan. It was an ambitious agenda for the ﬁrst community meeting of the members of One Montgomery, an organization formed this summer to look at the problem of declining test scores in schools of the Montgomery County Public Schools Northeast Consortium and see how the trend can be reversed. Ed Wetzlar was one of the founders of the group, along with Fred Stichnoth and Adrian Lees, all Silver Spring residents living in the Northeast Consortium area. “I was concerned not only for the students, but also our property values,” said Wetzlar, who lives three blocks from Springbrook High School. “Schools are the foundation of your children’s future and, if you own property, schools determine the value of your property.” Although originally focused on the Northeast Consortium — which encompasses James Hubert Blake, Paint Branch and Springbrook high schools, along with five middle schools, 16 elementary schools and the Carl Sandburg Learning Center — One Montgomery would like to have a farther reach, Wetzlar said, working for equity in education throughout the county. The organization’s reach is already growing, as several of the nearly three dozen people at the meeting Thursday at the Episcopal Church of the Transﬁguration in Colesville live in the Downcounty Consortium area. Montgomery Blair, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Northwood and Wheaton high schools and their feeder schools make up that consortium. “We have schools highly impacted by the needs of the student population,” said Jill Ortman-Fouse, a Takoma Park resident with children at Blair and Takoma Park Middle School. “The differences in the learning levels in our classrooms is huge.” She said some of the reasons for the different learning levels are the large number of English for Speakers of Other Languages students; more students who move and change schools frequently; and those with unidentiﬁed special needs, requiring teachers to spend more time getting them up to speed for state exams.
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Sara Mussie, co-owner of Blessed Coffee, performs an Ethiopian coffee ceremony at her home in Takoma Park. Part of the reason Blessed Coffee’s owners turned to crowdfunding, Assefa said, is their focus on community. They want neighbors and customers to take part in the company to show how a community can pool resources for change. They also plan to use small business loans, community development grants, and investments and loans from community members to reach their fundraising goal. The company turned down an offer of $3 million from an investor several months ago, Assefa said, because the point is not expanding the business in the traditional sense. The point is showing Takoma Park how many resources it has and the power of social connections. “This thing was conceived and fostered” in Takoma Park, Assefa said. “It was possible because of the sense of community we have.” Blessed Coffee is the nation’s second Beneﬁt Corporation, under a law enacted in Maryland in 2010, Assefa said. The designation, now available in 20 states, gives social entrepreneurs who are pursuing public beneﬁt along with profit added protection from lawsuits by shareholders. It also gives an ofﬁcial recognition of companies’ socially conscious efforts. For Assefa and Mussie, coffee
is a means for empowering farmers in Ethiopia and strengthening community in Takoma Park. Profits serve to further those goals. Once Blessed Coffee becomes large enough to buy directly from farmers, Assefa and Mussie want to let farmers invest in and own a piece of the company. They’ve set a goal of expanding the company to 15 major cities. In other industries, particularly in Africa, some of the world’s poorest people supply markets from resource-rich environments, Assefa said. Applying the virtuous exchange model could make a difference for cocoa producers in Ghana and gold miners in the Congo, to name two. “The international commodity market has locked them in poverty in the Garden of Eden, and that’s very offensive, especially when the consumer doesn’t want that,” Assefa said of the coffee farmers. Shortening the distance between the producer and consumer is critical to making the virtuous exchange model a reality, he said. Once its café opens, Blessed Coffee plans to donate 50 percent of proﬁts to 15 local community organizations. The owners hope the cafe will be a gathering space. “It’s community in a cup,” Assefa said. email@example.com
Ortman-Fouse said she was at the meeting because “if we all partner together we can more easily get resources.” After a presentation contrasting east county schools with those in other parts of the county by Dan Reed, a 2005 graduate of Blake High School interested in community affairs, the group was randomly divided into four focus groups, each tasked with brainstorming ways to promote school equity.
“Our schools do good things but they could do better.” Dan Reed, 2005 graduate, Blake High Schoool “We’re doing this to raise awareness of the differences in the schools, both performance and perception,” Reed said. “Our schools do good things but they could do better.” The focus groups discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the county’s public schools, current opportunities and future threats to education, causes for the current state of the schools, and solutions. Dan Wilhelm, who does not have children in the schools, said he is concerned about the number of east county students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. He sees better employment as one part of the solution. “We need more higherpaying jobs in the east county,” he said. “A better balancing of income levels.” Bernice Mireku-North of Takoma Park, a 1999 graduate of Blair, said she and her husband have yet to have children but are concerned about the future of east county schools because they plan to send their children there when the time comes. “People come to this area for [job] opportunities and good schools,” Mireku-North said. “I’m interested in the solution [to improving the schools] and how to implement the solution.” Stichnoth said after the meeting that he thought it was a good start. “This is important stuff,” he said. “It is important to act as a community, ﬁgure out what our message is and do it.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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WOO-HOO! IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”Albert Einstein. This sentiment is the reason why Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (MAFCU) is proud to sponsor The Gazette’s My Favorite Teacher Contest.
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Rock Terrace probe widens; bank accounts subpoenaed n Prosecutors seek students’ records in investigation of work-study earnings BY
LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITER
“This is just the beginning. It’s a good beginning.” Lydia Astrove, lawyer and special education advocate for Rock Terrace parents • Electronic funds transfers, wire transfers, automated teller machine transactions, and internet banking transactions. • Correspondence, including telephone notes, letters, faxes and emails. Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for the state’s attorney’s ofﬁce, would not conﬁrm or deny any information about the case on Monday. Grand jury investigations are secret, he said. Dana Toﬁg, a spokesman for the county school system, said the school system asked the state’s attorney’s ofﬁce to get involved so it could access bank records outside of the system’s jurisdiction. Tofig said that, to his knowledge, the school system had not received a subpoena or notiﬁcation of a subpoena related to the case. The subpoena the parents received, which was issued
on Nov. 8, directs the credit union’s custodian to appear before a grand jury on Dec. 12. “This is a good sign, it’s a good step forward,” said Lyda Astrove, a Rockville lawyer and special-education advocate working with Rock Terrace parents. The parents will not be able to attend the December grand jury session, she said. “This is just the beginning,” she said. “It’s a good beginning.” An initial investigation by the school system found the workstudy program at Rock Terrace School was “poorly managed” and “money was inappropriately used,” according to Garran’s July 18 letter to parents. Student bank account records at the school were found “incomplete,” the letter said. However, the letter said, school staff had found no fraudulent activity. Jim Shalleck — a former federal and state prosecutor who currently practices law in Montgomery Village — said the grand jury has investigative power the school system does not. Shalleck is not involved in the investigation. “When you have what could be a complicated ﬁnancial case, you want to subpoena all of the relevant bank records and school records and any other records that are appropriate,” he said. Shalleck said he thinks the state’s attorney’s ofﬁce use of a grand jury investigation indicates that it is taking the situation “very seriously” and that there are a number of witnesses and documents the office wants to talk to and examine. “Grand juries are often used to make sure that people appear as witnesses and documents are produced,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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SYLVIA CARIGNAN STAFF WRITER
Gaithersburg’s award-winning microbrewery is working with Montgomery County farmers to bring local tastes to the table. Now approaching its third year, Growlers is turning out dozens of new brews annually, with names like “Rawktoberfest Oktoberfest,” “Your Mom’s Apple Pie Ale” and “Broken Shovel Stout.” Growlers’ brewmaster, Eric Gleason, said Growlers has released more than 75 different beers that have brewed on-site over the past year, and average one or two new releases per week across its 12 draft lines. Scheduling the production and releases of the beers has been a “daunting task” for Glea-
son and the staff, Growlers General Manager Chuck Blessing, Jr. said. The microbrewery uses a variety of local hops, and has already incorporated hops from Poolesville, Thurmont and Derwood in its beers. On Nov. 14, Growlers reintroduced an India pale ale of its own, called “Hop Blastard.” When it was ﬁrst unveiled last fall, Gleason said it wasn’t brewed with local hops. Now, the ale incorporates hops from Poolesville’s The Owl Farm. Growlers’ award-winning Yorkshire Porter was released Monday , with an Imperial Pumpkin beer to come on Thursday. “Growlers Yorkshire Porter” was entered in the first-ever Maryland Comptroller’s Cup competition, and won “Best of Show - Best Overall Maryland Beer” at the Nov. 4 event. Growler’s Yorkshire Porter “rose to the occasion,” eliminating 15 other beers in the Porter/ Brown category, then 12 more
Executive will no longer use team name in county announcements
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Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is considering asking the County Council to stand with Washington, D.C., lawmakers and pass a resolution urging the Washington Redskins to change their name. At a minimum, Leggett (D) said, he will drop “Redskins” from all of his ofﬁce’s announcements and news releases.
He disclosed his intentions Sunday in response to an email from Bethesda resident Joshua Silver, who urged him to join in the call for a different team name. “Personally, I agree with you,” Leggett told Silver, who is vice president for research and policy at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a nonproﬁt that advocates for fair lending and banking practices. “As for action by the County, I am asking our Ofﬁce of Human Rights to review the matter and make a formal recommendation to me before I forward an ofﬁcial recommendation to the County Council,” he said. It’s not exactly clear what the human rights ofﬁce’s role will be. Director James Stowe did not return phone or email messages Monday. Team owner Daniel Snyder of Potomac has vowed that the team name will never change. But he has been under intense pressure to reverse his position, with even President Barack Obama saying that he’d be considering a name change if he owned the team. Leggett spokesman Patrick Laceﬁeld said there’s no expectation that Montgomery’s gestures will be anything other than symbolic. “Obviously, anything we do
Willier, Paul Allen, 55, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013 at his home in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He is survived by his wife Debra, sister Diane, children Paul and Jessica, and granddaughter Leah. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and worked in the auto parts industry most of his life. His viewing will be on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Rapp Funeral and Cremation Services in Silver Spring, MD. He will be cremated and buried next to his father in Glenside, PA. 1912021
beers in other categories, according to Brewers Association of Maryland Executive Director J.T. Smith. “Growlers can confidently and officially state they have brewed the best beer in Maryland in 2013 and the Comptroller’s Cup has ofﬁcially found its home for the next 365 days,” Smith said in an email. Almost 200 varieties of the alcoholic beverage were entered in the comptroller’s statewide contest. “We’ve been working really hard to put out quality food and brew, and we’re getting recognition for that,” Blessing said. Growlers was up against stiff competition from local brewers Gordon Biersch in Rockville and Frederick’s Flying Dog, which took home awards of their own. In the spirit of collaboration, Gleason is working with the brewmaster at Rockville’s Gordon Biersch on an unnamed new beer to be released early next year. email@example.com
Leggett may ask council to join call to rename Washington Redskins
At least two parents of Rock Terrace School students have received notiﬁcation from the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Ofﬁce that records from bank accounts under their children’s names have been subpoenaed for a grand jury investigation. A Nov. 11 letter from the ofﬁce to a parent said a grand jury subpoena “has been issued for bank account records maintained in the student’s name at Education Systems Federal Credit Union.” The subpoena is part of the county state’s attorney’s ofﬁce investigation into how Rock Terrace staff handled money students earned while in a work-study program that went into bank accounts at the credit union. Montgomery County Public Schools and the state’s attorney’s ofﬁce began investigating the school after parents raised allegations that staff misappropriated funds their children earned. The Rockville school serves developmentally disabled students. A summary of the school system’s initial investigation — which was attached to a July 18 letter to the school’s parents from Associate Superintendent of High Schools Christopher Garran — said the state’s attorney’s ofﬁce would request account records from the credit union using subpoenas. The Nov. 11 letter from the state’s attorney’s office said the account records will be obtained directly from the bank.
The subpoena — which was addressed to the credit union’s custodian of records and was attached to the Nov. 11 letter — asks for documents including: • Signature cards and account applications. • Monthly account statements. • Canceled checks, returned items, debit memos, drafts and bank checks. • Deposit tickets, deposited items, and credits made.
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has no control over the owner of the Redskins and what he calls his team,” Laceﬁeld said. The D.C. Council voted overwhelmingly Nov. 5 to call on the team to change its name, condemning it as “racist and derogatory.” Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) has dropped “Redskins” from his public statements, but has stopped short of denouncing the name as racist or offensive. Silver, who said he was speaking only for himself, not his nonproﬁt, in approaching Leggett, was pleased with the response. “I’ve hated to have to root for a team whose name I’m ashamed of,” he said. It’s difficult to imagine the council actually rejecting a Leggett-sponsored resolution on theissue.ButwhenSilversounded out his council member, Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) of Bethesda, about sponsoring a resolution, there wasn’t much interest. Berliner said it simply wasn’t the best use of the council’s time. “While I personally believe there are compelling arguments as to why the use of ‘Redskins’ is no longer acceptable, I do not believe this issue is one that should come in front of the council,” Berliner said in a Nov. 6 email to Silver. “I have been an advocate for the Council to weigh in on issues that are germane to ... and affect the work of the Council. Since the geographic identiﬁer with the Redskins has always been ‘Washington,’ I can see why the D.C. Council would bring up this issue.” Silver also tried Councilman George L. Leventhal (D-At Large) of Takoma Park, telling him: “I fully understand that a resolution does not have the force of law. No one needs to remind me of that. But I urge the Council to stand with an injured people. Join with the President of the United States in making a statement. It is the right thing to do and sends a powerful statement to the owner of the Washington pro football team. The civil rights movement teaches us that moral suasion matters also.” Leventhal said Silver had his history wrong, but that he would take the matter up informally with his colleagues nevertheless. “Your comparison to the civil rights struggle is, I think, inapt,” Leventhal wrote back Nov. 8. “Those who were in a position to change the law and enact civil rights protections had the moral obligation to do so. The Montgomery County Council has no authority over the names of NFL teams. If we were to pass a resolution like the one that passed the D.C. Council earlier this week, its effect would be only hortatory and would be perceived by many as grandstanding. “Having said that, I am happy to discuss with my colleagues whether there is a majority sentiment to take up this matter. I appreciate that you feel very strongly about this issue and I understand that you are not alone in this sentiment.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Park plans may displace mentally disabled in Silver Spring Adrienne House program provides 24-hour rehabilitative care n
ALINE BARROS STAFF WRITER
Eight residents at 8915 Colesville Road in Silver Spring help to cook dinner, do laundry and clean the house. They take creative writing, ﬁtness, reading, music appreciation, and quick and healthy cooking classes. They also go to therapy once or twice a week, and have to take daily medications. These eight residents are part of Adrienne House, a program operated by Cornerstone Montgomery. The program provides comprehensive 24-hour rehabilitative care, and assists residents suffering from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. But Adrienne House is next to Ellsworth Park, a property owned by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, which has leased the house to Montgomery County, which then sublet to Cornerstone Montgomery for the past 25 years. ParkandPlanningisconsidering the development of a dog park at Ellsworth Park that ofﬁcials say shouldnotinterferewithAdrienne House; however, it is part of a larger plan to develop more green space for the growing Silver Spring urban area. That may require tenants to move out of the house, which could have a negative effect on residents’ treatment, some say. At a Nov. 12 meeting, Montgomery County Health and Human Services Director Uma Ahluwalia and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Director Mary R. Bradford discussed the future of Adrienne House. They released a joint statement saying that “the land acquired for a park will need to serve the growing population of Silver Spring, as required under the established master plan for the area.” “Future use would be determined after consultation with the public. Changes would depend upon funding approval and com-
munity need,” said Mary Bradford in an email to The Gazette. The statement followed with a promise that both departments work together to “extend the current month-to-month lease for 3-5 years to provide stability and predictability to the current residents as future planning for the park begins.” CornerstoneMontgomeryhas rented the house for more than 25 years with a long-term temporaryuseleaseoftheproperty.Thelease expired in summer of 2013, and has now been converted to month to month. “Any change in their lifestyle can certainly have some negative effects ... they could have relapses or become really stressed by the change,” said Raymond Crowel, a psychologist and chief of behavioral health and crisis services at the Montgomery County Health and Human Services. Crowel explained if changes are anticipated and people have time to adapt to those changes then staff at Adrienne House can be better prepared and help residents have the best outcome possible. Cari Cho, president and CEO of Cornerstone Montgomery, said they would prefer to stay in the house. “If we must leave at some point, then we would hope for at least 5 years on a lease extension plus conﬁrmed assistance from the county and Park and Planning to help us [ﬁnd] a suitable replacement,” said Cho in an email to The Gazette. As of now, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, along with Montgomery County Health and Human Services, “pledge together to make a good faith effort to ensure that any future displacement may be accommodated in a mutually satisfactory manner, and we will work together to ﬁnd a mutually acceptable alternative to serve the population currently housed at Adrienne House,” according to their joint statement. The house was built in 1954. It has seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. Two residents share a bedroom and bathroom, while others have their own room. There is also a basement with rec-
45 people waiting for placement in any intense rehabilitation care program in Montgomery County. According to employees, the house is in a residential area that is close enough to the downtown area. “The great thing about this location is that the Silver Spring metro is right down the street. It gives them access to D.C. and other parts of Maryland. And it is honestly about a 10-minute walk,” said Matthew Shelly, residential counselor at Cornerstone Montgomery. It gives the residents and other program participants access to the library and gym, which are a great resource for exercising and socialization. In fact, because of the closeness to downtown Silver Spring, people assisted by Cornerstone Montgomery at Adrienne House and nearby apartments are able to ﬁnd part-time job at in retail and the food industry. “The beneﬁts ... this location provides, for the type of work we do, are quite essential ... [and] all the clients that have come BILL RYAN/THE GAZETTE through our door know that this particular location exists, and Walter Swerdlow is served soup Thursday by Julianne Tortolano, the site manager for Cornerstone Montgomery, a nonthat they can come here for supproﬁt residential program for people with mental disabilities, at a house near Ellsworth Park in Silver Spring. port ... or if they feel they are in crisis,” said Shelly. reational equipment where they ing and they were able to give us who are all employed by CornerRobert Lyon has a son that can watch TV, use the computer the use of this house for that pur- stone Montgomery. or use as quiet space. pose.” Employees said residents pay suffers from bipolar disorder, and twice tried to kill himself. Lyon Besides the eight residents The organization’s mental for the care they receive. living in Adrienne House, Corner- health and support clinic at 8555 Costs range from $667 to said that Adrienne House made a “huge difference” in his son’s life. stone Montgomery provides as- 16th Street in Silver Spring sup- $1,100 per month. “Places like Adrienne House sistance to a total of 212 residents ports residents with assistance “Most of our clients are either suffering from mental illnesses from a psychiatrist, nurses, nurse on social security income or social provide an opportunity as they who live at nearby apartments practitioners, therapists, and security disability. They do pay for get better to put them in a indeand are also part of the 24-hour counselors. their cost of care,” said Nicole Gra- pendent living ... And this makes rehabilitative care. In the CEO’s letter to the ner, manager of communications all the difference because it all comes down to comfort,” said Cho explained that Adrienne county’s park and planning ofﬁ- at Cornerstone Montgomery. House provides a “critical” service cials she said the possible taking To participate at the pro- Lyon. Now, Lyon’s son lives in the to the community, and the house back of the building raised con- gram, residents must be referred is a “vital service in a location that cerns on the organizations’ board through the county, self-referral community he grew up, and is meets the needs of the people we and senior management. Cho through a psychiatrist, or family able to work part time at a groserve. It is close to our clinic and said that it would be very difﬁcult member. cery store. day program services on 16th to ﬁnd a new housing for eight “We get a lot of funding Crowel said a stable house is Street as well as being centrally people with serious disabilities. through medicare. We also get very important, and having the located to public transportation,” “It would be a tremendous grants from the county from the support and programs like Adriadded Cho. hardship to move these folks and state, and private donations,” enne House helps the healing Cornerstone Montgomery ﬁnd another suitable location,” added Graner. process these residents have to pays $1 monthly rent to Mont- Cho said. But the county manages the go through. gomery County. This arrangeAt Adrienne House, there is a waiting list to join the comprehen“A place to live and shelter is ment, according to the nonproﬁt’s program supervisor, a house ad- sive 24-hour rehabilitative care, a vital part of your well being,” CEO, was “made years ago be- ministrator, counselors and part- and ofﬁcials from the Health and said Crowel. cause the county needed us to time case aids, which combined Human Services department said provide 24-hour supervised hous- make up to eight staff members that at any given time, there are email@example.com
BOARD Continued from Page A-1 perintendent Joshua P. Starr’s proposed $1.55 billion budget, which was based on holding off on some projects. The board added a total of about $192.6 million to Starr’s proposed ﬁgure. The board’s capital improvements program budget is about $376.5 million more than the current program, which covers ﬁscal years 2013 to 2018. The budget now moves to County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and the County Council for their approval. The decision to keep the ﬁve schools’ projects on track added about $172 million to the budget. The board kept Starr’s recommendation to delay 15 elementary school revitalization and projects by one year. The two high schools with projects back on their previous schedules are Wootton in Rockville and Poolesville. The middle schools back on track are Farquhar in Olney, Tilden in North Bethesda and Eastern in Silver Spring. At two public hearings held before the board last week, advocates lobbied for the needs of their school buildings, which they they described as aging, deteriorating, overcrowded and unsafe. School board Vice President Phil Kauffman offered the amendment to Starr’s proposal that the ﬁve secondary schools remain on their previously approved schedules. The board approved the amendment unanimously. Kauffman said he looked at several recent capital improvements cycles and noted the public hearing testimony from the school communities. “These projects have been delayed time and time and time
again,” he said. The school system has recently seen the majority of its growth in its elementary schools; that “surge” of students soon will move to the middle and high school levels, Kauffman said. School board member Patricia O’Neill (Dist. 3) of Bethesda said it’s difﬁcult to get more state funding, but it’s more important for the school system to plan ahead. “We’re in a unique situation here in the county and I think we have to do everything we can to keep the secondary rev/ex (revitalization and expansion) projects on track,” she said. Starr said his proposed budget is “a reasonable stretch for the county” and that by reversing the delays, the board would add money the school system will need to request from the county and the state. “This pushes them a little further,” he said. Starr has said the school system needs $2.2 billion to cover all of its capital improvement needs for the six-year period. He proposed a $1.55 billion program, he said, because the county is currently facing “ﬁscal restraints” and the school system is not getting the funding it deserves from the state. County legislators recently said they are planning to seek more school funding from the state. Starr previously said he prioritized adding classroom capacity in his proposed budget. Farquhar Middle School Principal Diane Morris said Tuesday that a new building for the school is “super exciting.” Without the delay, the building is slated to be ﬁnished in 2016. “This is awesome news,” Morris said of the board’s decision. Poolesville High School Principal Deena Levine said the
school community is pleased with the board’s decision, but is prepared to continue advocating for funding with the County Council and in Annapolis. “They know it’s a step in the process,” Levine said. The board made other changes to Starr’s budget proposal. Barclay offered an amendment — which also passed unanimously — to add about $16.6 million to the budget for a revitalization project for the Blair G. Ewing Center in Rockville, which houses alternative programs in the school system. Barclay said he thinks the board should look at the center as a priority. “These are young peoples who have become very disengaged in education in many cases and the facility will hopefully help that process for the young students in the program,” he said. The school board also approved a service area for a new Clarksburg elementary school with an amendment that slightly changed which areas are assigned to each of the area’s elementary schools. The new elementary school will join Cedar Grove and Little Bennett elementary schools in the area. The board also approved two elementary school capacity studies. One is for the lower portion of the Downcounty Consortium, to which it added six schools that are paired with another school. The second is for the Gaithersburg cluster. Another approved study will look into whether the school system should assign students living in the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to Bethesda Elementary School. New Hampshire Estates and Oak View elementary schools in Silver Spring will remain paired, though some in the schools’ community had ex-
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pressed interest in creating two, full elementary schools. The board agreed with Starr’s recommendation to keep students in pre-kindergarten through second grade at New Hampshire Estates and third through ﬁfth grades at Oak View. The capital improvements budget also includes 14 new classroom additions, which Starr said he included in his proposal to address the school system’s ongoing, significant enrollment growth. The plan maintains schedules for other, previously approved capacity projects, including various addition projects and ﬁve new schools. About $283 million in the program is directed toward systemic projects that include security upgrades and HVAC, roof and door replacements. Both public hearings before the school board drew large numbers of speakers from around the county who spoke passionately about overcrowded classrooms and aging buildings with leaking roofs, broken HVAC systems, mold and cockroaches. Melissa McKenna, president of Maryvale Elementary School’s PTA, said at the second public hearing that her school had not been modernized since it was built in 1969. It was built with larger, middle school kids in mind rather than its current, smaller occupants, she said. Maryvale, in Rockville, is among the 15 elementary schools where revitalization and expansion projects are delayed a year under the school board’s program budget. McKenna, who was joined by others who testified on Maryvale’s needs, brought a pair of boxing gloves up with her to the podium. “This is a ﬁght and we are here to give it our all,” she said. firstname.lastname@example.org
Robotic milking: How it works
A full udder before and a tasty treat after the automated job is done
BY VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER
The 22 Guernsey cows at the Woodbourne Creamery at Rock Hill Orchard farm in Damascus need — and expect — to be milked twice a day. At most dairy operations, workers attach lines to the udders to draw out the milk, but at Woodbourne, the DeLaval voluntary milking system does the job. When the cows feel their udders starting to fell uncomfortably full, they wander into an enclosure from the grassy pasture, also knowing that a tasty treat made of grain — the equivalent of a cattle candy bar — is also waiting for them. They get in line, and one walks into a narrow chute, where the computerized robotic arm identiﬁes it from the chip in its ear. Using a camera and lasers,
FARM Continued from Page A-1 They walk into the milking chute on their own. “It’s up to the cow — they come in by themselves,” said John Fendrick, who owns the farm off Ridge Road with his wife, Mary Fendrick. The computerized milking system keeps track of the unique needs and output of each animal, which wears an identifying ear tag. If anything disrupts the routine, the system alerts the Fendricks, who monitor the situation on a computer at home. Widely used in Europe, the DeLeval system has been used in the U.S. for about 10 years, John Fendrick said. He ﬁgures the farm can recoup its $150,000 investment in the machine in three years. The Fendricks milk 22 Guernseys; the DeLaval system can handle 60 to 65 cows a day. “We believe that this type of machine is well worth it for the small farmer,” he wrote in an email to The Gazette. The machine “saves us time from not milking twice (or three times) per day which we can use to run the rest of the farm.” “This also allows us to have a life and leave the farm in the morning or evening and not be required to milk at set times each day,” Fendrick wrote. “For us, this allows us to not have to hire an extra person whose job is just to milk cows.”
On Monday, the Fendricks demonstrated the DeLaval system to curious dairy farmers and supporters. Also present were ofﬁcials from county and state agencies, some of which had provided grants for fencing and a pasturebased water supply to eliminate the need for cows to drink from local streams. Ofﬁcials said they support small-scale agricultural businesses that, while preserving open space, can successfully produce locally grown products for consumers and restaurants. “It tastes better, it’s fresh and it’s a way of [ﬁnancially] supporting the local community,” said Earl “Buddy” Hance, secretary of the Maryland Department of Agriculture, who attended the demonstration. County Executive Isiah Leggett (D), who grew up on a farm, agreed. “This presents a model all of us can emulate,” he said. The Fendricks are building a base of regional customers willing to pay $7 a gallon for their milk — almost double the supermarket price, Mary Fendrick said. “People want to know where their food comes from,” she said, citing the success of South Mountain Creamery in Middletown in Frederick County, which delivers its milk to 8,500 customers in the region. The Fendricks plan to expand their herd next year and start producing and selling their own cheese and ice cream. “We just need people to buy it,” Mary Fendrick said. The new Woodbourne
the robotic arm ﬁnds the four teats on the udder and washes them with an iodine solution, blowing them dry to prevent bacteria growth. Then, it attaches milk lines to each teat. When the flow rate drops and the pressure in the udder reaches a certain point, the computer releases the lines, which signals the cow to move forward out of the chute and make room for the next cow. The computer records the amount of milk produced along with other information unique to that cow, such as medications. If a cow has had a penicillin shot, for example, the machine diverts the milk from that cow out of the collection system until the cow tests free of any problems. The system works 24 hours a day without people. If there’s a glitch, it signals the farm owners, John and Mary Fendrick, who can make ﬁxes to the system from their computer at home. email@example.com Creamery, which started selling milk in April, is the first new creamery in Montgomery County in 60 years, according to the MOOseum dairy museum in Germantown, John Fendrick said. Of the ﬁve dairy operations in Montgomery County, only Woodbourne Creamery processes, bottles and sells its milk in its own retail store, on Ridge Road. Most dairy farmers ship their milk to a processor, which sells its wholesale. That cuts into the farmers’ revenues, versus retailing the milk products themselves. “I’m very happy for them,” said Dan Leaman, a friend of the Fendricks and president of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. A ﬁnancially viable operation might be an incentive for the younger generation in Montgomery County to stick with agriculture, he said. “It might help keep kids on the farm.” Leaman — who grew up on a family farm in Boyds and had his own herd of Holsteins until 1989 — also said the Fendricks are unusual because they sell their own milk and also sell fruits and vegetables. He said he doesn’t know enough yet about the robotic milking system to say if it would beneﬁt a small dairy farmer who is only milking and shipping to a processor. “I think [Woodbourne Creamery] is a really unique situation,” Leaman said. “I think people will be watching it to see how it goes.”
Computers to cows “We like to call ourselves the ‘accidental farmers,’” said Mary Fendrick, who, like her husband, grew up in the suburbs with vegetable gardens — John in Chevy Chase and Mary in Staten Island, N.Y. Both have a background in computers and information technology. When their two sons were born, they bought a 24-acre farm in Germantown. Mary started bringing fresh eggs to work and they bought some sheep. Then came the ﬁrst cow, Bubbles. She was the cheapest cow at an all-breed 4-H sale in Frederick County, said John Fendrick. One cow led to two, and soon the family was showing cows at 4-H events as far away as Louisville, Ky., about a 12-hour drive. “It was a long way to come through the mountains of West Virginia,” he said. As the herd increased, the Fendricks sent the cows to board at a farm in Middletown, as they continued learning about the dairy business. A year ago, they observed the Mason Dixon Farm operation near Gettysburg, Pa., which uses robotic machines to milk 1,000 cows a day. “They had one person, who was wearing loafers, not boots — that guy looked pretty relaxed,” John Fendrick joked. That led to the subsequent decision to take the plunge and buy a robotic milker themselves. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Inspection reports used in union-restaurant dispute Silver Diner chain has corrected critical violations
KEVIN JAMES SHAY STAFF WRITER
Restaurant health inspection reports are the latest part of a dispute between Rockvillerestaurant chain Silver Diner and a union that wants to organize some of its workers. Unite Here — a New York labor union representing workers in industries that include food service, hotels and manufacturing — recently sent news releases to media outlets highlighting inspection reports of Silver Diner. The union said inspectors found 260 total food safety violations, including 78 “critical” violations, since Jan. 1, 2012, at Silver Diner’s 15 restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey. Silver Diner has corrected all critical violations and is in good standing with county health regulations in all three states, said Vicki Bendure, a Silver Diner spokeswoman. “All 15 Silver Diner restaurants are in compliance with local health and food safety regulations,” Bendure said. “If they were not in good standing, they would be closed. Silver Diner’s record in Montgomery County is particularly good.” Unite Here is unfairly targeting the chain because of a months-long union dispute, she said. “They have picketed res-
taurants and handed out ﬂyers,” Bendure said. “They have no other reason to have an interest in Silver Diner other than an attempt to organize Silver Diner employees.” The union is in the midst of an organizing campaign at Silver Diner’s Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport location, said Meghan Cohorst, a Unite Here spokeswoman. The case has involved the National Labor Relations Board, which in June issued a complaint against Silver Diner, alleging intimidation of workers involved in union activity. That complaint was settled when Silver Diner agreed to read a notice to workers with a NLRB representative present and not to interfere with union activity. But that was not the driving factor behind the union sending out news releases on the inspection reports, Cohorst said. “Some of what we do is to look at and analyze restaurants’ inspection reports and other public reports associated with businesses in our industries,” Cohorst said. “In the course of reviewing Silver Diner, we came upon these inspection reports and thought that they would be something that would interest the public.” Unite Here has analyzed inspections and other reports of businesses besides Silver Diner, she added. That type of tactic is pretty typical, Bendure said, citing a website that she said detailed excesses by the union. Silver
Diner has never been involved with unions in the past, she said. “There was some changeover in management at BWI Airport, and I believe that’s what triggered this,” Bendure said. “Unite Here saw an opportunity.” Silver Diner has a strong family and community culture, with many managers working their way up from servers and remaining with the company for a long time, Bendure said. The company also is heavily involved in the community and has raised about $450,000 for area schools through a customer card program called “Eat Well, Do Well” and school fundraisers, she said.
More than 60 closure notices to other food service facilities A check of Montgomery County health department inspection reports of restaurants and other food-service establishments in the past two years showed 64 closure notices were handed out, but none of those went to Silver Diner. The chain’s restaurants in Gaithersburg and Rockville have had seven inspections since Jan. 1, 2012. Both received two critical violations for not storing food at the proper temperature, according to records from the county Health and Human Services’ Licensure and Regulatory Services. Those were noted as being corrected at the time of inspection.
That Unite Here has not gone after any of the food establishments in Montgomery that received closure notices gives Silver Diner executives more reason to believe they are being unfairly targeted, Bendure said. In the past two years, county inspectors have handed out about 4,000 critical violations, with more than 98 percent of those corrected before they receive a closure notice, according to county records. Almost 10,000 food-service sites passed without receiving any critical violations. The overwhelming majority of closure notices are temporary, with most establishments correcting the problems “fairly quickly,” said Kenneth Welch, environmental health manager in the county’s licensure and regulatory services unit. “The time period is dependent on the closure violation,” he said. “Cold and hot holding violations can be corrected on site. Others, such as vermin control, may take a few days until they are able to clean, bring in a pest control business and properly treat.” Establishment owners who receive closure notices usually meet with county ofﬁcials to review what is needed to regain compliance. A re-inspection fee of $100 during business hours is charged after closures. The county can issue steeper ﬁnes and seek judge’s orders if the facility refuses to comply. email@example.com
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HoneyBaked Ham reopens in Gaithersburg Franchisees Jeff and Barbara Wahlbrink were looking for a new location for their HoneyBaked Ham Co. & Cafe when their previous lease expired in May and they hoped to open in a new spot this summer. They just reopened in the Walnut Hill Shopping Center, 16529 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Family-owned and -operated, HoneyBaked Ham Co. & Cafe offers “premium products that bring families and friends together to celebrate, plus a taste of that same quality in affordable, healthy lunches,” according to the Wahlbrinks. The restaurant offers dine-in, carry-out, catering and delivery services. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. More information is at myhoneybakedstore.com/gaithersburg/2205 or 301-527-8777. It’s also at facebook.com/HBHGaithersburg.
Italian tile store opens in Rockville Italo Ceramica, a ceramic tile retailer with 36 stores in Europe, has opened its ﬁrst U.S. showroom at 725 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Besides the 8,500-square-foot showroom, the Italian residential tile supplier and designer has an adjoining 20,000-square-foot warehouse, according to a news release. “We are excited to apply our overseas experience to the American market,” said Paul Abbott, the company’s general manager. The showroom’s hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 301637-0026 or go to www.italoceramica.com.
Bakery opens in Poolesville Zaglio’s Bakery Cafe is now open in Poolesville. The independently owned cake and dessert shop ﬁrst welcomed customers on Nov. 18. The menu offers cakes, cupcakes, pies, pastries, shortbread and a variety of caffeinated beverages. Owner Amanda Bochain also takes orders for custom cakes. The bakery is at 19639 Fisher Ave. and is open on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The bakery opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. To contact Zaglio’s Bakery Cafe, call 240-489-3175 or email customerservice@ zaglios.com. For more information, visit zaglios.com.
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SCHOOL LIFE VOICES IN EDUCATION n Age: 64.
n Job title: Freelance science writer and team leader, AAAS/SSE STEM Volunteer Program, Montgomery County. n Hometown: Bridgend, Glamorganshire, South Wales, U.K. n Education: Undergraduate degree in pure and applied chemistry and graduate degree in analytical chemistry, both at Gwent College, University of Wales, U.K. n Family: Wife, Donna Marie; two daughters in college: Deryn, 21 at Boston College, and Glenna, 18, at Colgate University. n Hobby/Favorite vacation spot: Making beer and wine/Swiss Alps. n Lesson to live by: Based on our knowledge, expertise and professional experience, we all have a duty to give something back to our local communities. This is the driving force behind my desire to give students a greater appreciation of science, by connecting it to the real world.
Robert Thomas is a science writer and team leader for the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Senior Scientists and Engineers STEM Volunteer Program in Montgomery County. He was interviewed Thursday. Please tell me about your organization and what you do in Montgomery County schools.
We are a group of retired scientists who wanted to give back [to the community]. We work with science teachers. We have a lot of experience and can bring a valuable world perspective on what science means. We support the teachers, we do not teach on our own. We rely on the teacher to dictate the tone of the class, what’s being taught. We are there to help and lend expertise, to bring activity to make science exciting for the students. What are your responsibilities?
There is no one typical volunteer because we are in high schools, middle school and a few elementary schools. The partnership is worked out between the volunteer and the teacher. It’s basically what the teacher needs and what the volunteer is comfortable with. How do you get teachers interested
ers. This is my ﬁfth year. I am an analytic chemist. Since I’m in high school I give a lot of talks and make real-life applications, though a lot of our teachers do hands-on experiments, especially in the middle schools. I go one day each week and, this year, work with ﬁve classes, with three different teachers. With about 30 students per class, that is about 150 students. Over all, [in Montgomery County], we impact between 7,000 and 7,500 students per week. I just love working with the kids. I’m hoping to get the kids to know science can be fun. I have a whole pack of props that I demonstrate to them. I tend not to worry about the curriculum, I leave that to the teacher.
in your program and volunteers to work with them?
Every summer we get about 20 minutes to present [our program] before science teachers, mostly middle and high school, because most elementary schools don’t have dedicated science teachers. We make a pitch for our program and we get between 15 and 20 schools that sign up. In early September we have a new volunteer orientation meeting. Our program in the Washington, D.C., region has been going since 2005. I’ve been involved since 2008. There are about 120 volunteers total in the region. In Montgomery County there are about 50, a small group of whom are still working. This year we have doubled our recruitment efforts. I got invited to an elementary principals’ meeting in early October, there were about 600 people there. I had a table with information and we got 27 principals who signed up and asked for a volunteer. Now we have to place volunteers in the elementary schools who want our program and we don’t have the volunteers. That’s my dilemma.
How would an interested scientist or engineer get in touch with you about the program?
Visit our website: www.seniorscientist.org.
“Voices in Education” is a twicemonthly feature that highlights the men and women who are involved with the education of Montgomery County’s children. To suggest someone you would like to see featured e-mail Peggy McEwan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is your personal experience with the program?
I work at Sherwood High School, [Sandy Spring], with the chemistry teach-
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Chopping, mixing, stirring and pouring, students from the
John F. Kennedy High School
International Baccalaureate Program Cultures and Cuisine Club were busy one day last week creating an American Indian meal to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and Thanksgiving. “We meet one time a month and each month select a different country to learn about and make foods from,” said Stacy Wahrman, an International Baccalaureate resource teacher and club sponsor at the Silver Spring school. “I think a lot of the value is about helping [the students] understand cultural differences.” Wahrman said they discuss each country and talk about how food is connected to geography and history. “It’s a great way for kids to share their heritage,” she said. “Parents sometimes come in to talk about their culture.” On the Nov. 13 menu were buffalo-meat chili with fry bread, baked acorn squash with hazelnuts and honey, bean and corn salad, cranberry-apple juice and maple candy — which didn’t harden as it was supposed to, so some of the students poured it on their fry bread. Konrad Olson, a junior, said that made it taste like a funnel cake. “I really think this is an amazing opportunity. [International Baccalaureate] is all about raising our cultural consciousness and there is no better way than by cooking,” said senior Eseme Koge. It was also a time for having fun and getting to know the International Baccalaureate students from other grades. The 16 students at the gathering were working seriously but also having fun.
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Students in the International Baccalaureate Program Cultures and Cuisine Club at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring cut acorn squash as they prepare a meal of American Indian foods Nov. 13. At left is International Baccalaureate resource teacher Stacy Wahrman, who coordinates the club. As the cooking progressed, several students quoted lines from Shakespeare, testing each other’s knowledge. Another group started singing winter holiday songs such as “Winter Wonderland” and another responded with their rendition of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” “Every day they amaze me,” Wahrman said. While the chili simmered, students fried the bread dough and mixed the salad. Others washed the knives, bowls and cutting boards. Everyone seemed more than willing to pitch in and help. “I like it,” said senior Caitlin Deyto. “We get to learn about cultures but at the same time it brings us together, especially because we are all in one program and in high school people are wondering where they belong.” Finally it was time to sit down and enjoy the meal together. The singing and banter stopped. All was quiet. Was it good? “Yes, yes,” they nodded, not wanting to stop eating to talk. Next month: a cooking tour of Germany for holiday treats
to include potato latkes and a traditional holiday cake from Konrad’s family.
Tech students compete in state conference Fourteen students from
Thomas Edison High School of Technology in Silver Spring
participated in the Maryland SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in Ocean City. Thirteen of them earned statesman awards and one, Sara Pugh of the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, earned the advanced statesman award. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Its mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible citizens. For the statesman award, students must answer 25 questions orally about SkillsUSA, including questions related to the group’s pledge and shield. The advanced statesman candidate has questions to answer
The students also participated in a scarecrow-decorating competition. The Edison scarecrow, named Tom Eddy, represented the school’s programs. For example, the head was a light bulb; the eyes and mouth were car parts; the arms were metal tubes from heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; the hands were made from wood with fake ﬁngernails; the shirt was designed by the graphics students last year; the feet were bricks cut to look like shoes; and the scarecrow was holding a tray with a blue print on it and fake fruit. Tom Eddy won ﬁrst place. More than 400 students from around Maryland attended the conference.
Edison tech students donate computer lab The Montgomery County Students Information Technology Foundation’s network operations class at Thomas Edison High School in Silver Spring will hold its annual computer lab gifting ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday at the school. This year’s recipient of the computer lab will be Rehabilitation Opportunities of Germantown. The nonproﬁt provides individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to do meaningful work and acquire the technical skills required by
many employers. It will use the lab to expand its clients’ skills and access to job opportunities. The Edison students reconditioned six computers with operating systems, monitors, keyboards, mice and a printer for the donation. The project provides an opportunity for the students to put into practice their computer skills, earn student service learning hours and develop a deeper appreciation for charity and community involvement. The nonproﬁt foundation was established cooperatively by the Montgomery County business community and school district. It provides hands-on training for high school students to earn computer certiﬁcations that will prepare them for higher education opportunities or entry into the information technology job market. More information about the foundation is at itfcareers.org and foundationsfb.org.
Rockville school plans open house St. Patrick’s School in Rock-
ville will hold an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the school, 4101 Norbeck Road. St. Patrick’s is an accredited, pre-kindergarten through grade eight Catholic school and is part of the Archdiocese of Washington. For more information call 301-929-9672, email ofﬁce@ stpatrickadw.org or visit www. stpatrickadw.org.
High school musicals on stage this week County high schools will present several musicals this month. • Clarksburg High School: “A Year with Frog and Toad,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 22500 Wims Road. Tickets: $7, $5 for students. The 90-minute
show is appropriate for all ages. To purchase tickets visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/ clarksburghs. • Walt Whitman High School: “Miss Saigon,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7100 Whittier Blvd. Bethesda. Tickets: $10 for students, $15 for adults and $20 for reserved seating. They can be purchased online at whitmandrama. ticketleap.com or email@example.com. Tickets are also for sale on show nights beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cash and checks only at box ofﬁce, credit cards only accepted online. This show may not be suitable for children under 13. Proceeds will be donated to Team River Runners, a national, volunteer-supported adaptive and therapeutic adventurepaddling program that serves wounded and disabled veterans, and their families. Information: teamriverrunner.org. Information about the play: whitmandrama.com or Caroline Duffy at whitmandrama@ gmail.com.
Christian school students in spelling bee Students from Living Grace Christian School in Montgom-
ery Village participated in the Association of Christian Schools International District Spelling Bee on Nov. 5. Eighth-graders Vanessa Chavez and Kimberly Ruiz; seventh-graders Andrew Bolton and Dannette Vendeuvre; sixthgraders Eugenio Escalante and Liliana Gomez; and ﬁfth-graders Aileen Navarrete and Emily Parr represented Living Grace. Liliana won third place for her grade and Vanessa won fourth place in hers. In the ﬁnal spell-off with the winners from all grades, Vanessa won fourth place. She now advances to the regional bee in February in Lancaster County, Pa.
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The Rev. Delman Coates, the running mate of gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur, speaks in Silver Spring on Nov. 13. Behind him are Debra Mizeur (left) and her wife, Heather Mizeur, along with Coates’ wife, Yolanda Coates, and son Joshua, 7.
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All three Democratic tickets have Prince George’s County tie
KATE S. ALEXANDER STAFF WRITER
In her bid to be Maryland’s next governor, Del. Heather Mizeur introduced her running mate, the Rev. Delman Coates — a Prince George’s County pastor and political newcomer — to supporters in Silver Spring on Nov. 13. From afar, it might seem like an unlikely pairing — a black Baptist minister and a white lesbian — but Mizeur said her and Coates’ progressive values and vision for Maryland align perfectly. Coates, 40, brings charisma, passion and loyalty to the campaign, as well as a talent for community engagement, said Mizeur (D-Dist. 20) of Takoma Park, who also is 40. A Mizeur-Coates ticket rounds out the Democratic ﬁeld and shifts focus to Prince George’s County as a battleground in the June 2014 primary, as each Democratic ticket includes a candidate from that county.
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler’s running mate, Del. Jolene Ivey (D-Dist. 47), lives in Cheverly. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown is a Mitchellville resident. His lieutenant governor candidate is Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. As of October 2012, Prince George’s had 443,643 enrolled Democrats, the most of any jurisdiction in Maryland and about 22 percent of the state’s total. The next highest was Montgomery, with 345,449 Democrats. Having never held or run for ofﬁce, Coates is admittedly new to politics — but not new to public service, he said. “There is a saying that we say in some faith circles. It says a shepherd ought to smell like sheep,” he said. As a pastor, Coates said, he has devoted his ministry to serving people not moving in establishment circles. “It’s that connection and contact with the people that qualiﬁes me for this opportunity,” he said. Among African-American clergy leaders, there is precendent of moving from pastoral service into political service, he said.
“Nothing says that you have to be an elected ofﬁcial for 10, 20, 30 years in order to qualify for elected ofﬁce,” he said. “I have a discernible record of leadership.” A local example of the dual role of pastor and legislator is C. Anthony Muse, a state senator from Prince George’s and bishop at Ark of Safety Christian Church in Upper Marlboro. Voters might recognize Coates, a Fort Washington resident, from the 2012 campaign for same-sex marriage, when he appeared in ads supporting a ballot question to uphold the legislature’s newly passed law. Nationally, Coates is known for his work on social justice and combating inequalities, according to Mizeur’s campaign. Others might recognize him as the senior pastor at Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton. Since 2004 he has led the church, growing its membership to 8,000. He said will continue to preach and lead the church it even while on the campaign trail. Coates and his wife, Yolanda, have two sons, ages 10 and 7, and 4-year-old twin girls.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Keeping outside money out
On its face, Douglas F. Gansler’s push to limit thirdparty advertising in the Maryland gubernatorial race looks like a reasonable step toward campaign purity. Gansler has challenged his rivals in the 2014 Democratic to make a promise: If an outside group buys an ad in a candidate’s favor, that candidate — as a self-imposed penalty — will donate half of the cost of that ad to a charity. In theory, this could dissuade outside groups from buying air time, if it would squeeze the coffers of the group’s preferred candidate. There’s no question that the free ﬂow of money can alter political races through attack ads intended to win over the uniformed and the easily inﬂuenced. “It is easy to talk about reform, the test is — are you willing to do something to keep outside money out of Maryland,” Gansler said in a campaign news release. “The Candidates Pledge is a chance to do just that. It is a chance not to talk, but to act.” In Massachusetts, U.S. Senate candidates Scott Brown (R) and Elizabeth Warren (D) signed the same pledge in 2012. It’s worth noting that that was a general election, in which partisan attacks are more likely to dominate a race. This is a party primary; third-party groups aren’t as likely to lob damaging attack ads that could beneﬁt Republican candidates in November. Strategically, Gansler’s proposal could be seen as protecting an advantage his ticket had in campaign cash as of January 2013 (new totals won’t be known until a January 2014 ﬁling). Or it might be perceived as a mufﬂing of outside voices, as the Brown-Ulman ticket racks up scores of endorsements. Suppressing outside spending is also attractive for a candidate whose campaign started with two controversies that can easily be skewered in 30-second TV segments. We could get behind a movement that helps keeps the focus on the issues and handcuffs the mudslingers. But we don’t see this pledge as a guarantee that dirt and sleaze won’t permeate the race; candidates and their operatives are plenty good at doing that on their own. Pledge or not, nothing stops the candidates from calling off attack dogs, even if they are ofﬁcially unafﬁliated with their campaigns. We suggest a simpler, stronger pledge that candidates can control: No distortions in campaign speeches, ads and mailings. When your facts and allegations are challenged, provide proof. Win on your merits, not at all costs.
A useless test
Karen Acton, President/Publisher
Silver Spring needs a park
When Montgomery County’s downtown plan for Bethesda was being implemented during the 1980s and ’90s, the one signiﬁcant oversight made was the faddish addiction to hard-surface urban plazas to the exclusion of any sizable green park in the city center. No city a century ago would have committed such an error. Downtown Silver Spring is much larger than downtown Bethesda, it has been successfully redeveloping per our 1993 and2000downtownsectorplans, and yet, like Bethesda, it has no green park anywhere in the city
center (the few parks at its distant edges do not, and cannot, serve the growing downtown population, whose many residents and workers will only increase in the coming years). Yet there happens to exist today a sizable, publicly owned green space at the city’s center — it adjoins the Transit Center. A corner of that space is currently planned to be just one more small, urban plaza. Let’s not repeat the same mistake. Let’s elevate our vision. Let’s make the city of Silver Spring even grander in the future. I propose that that sizable
green tract be re-imagined and then planned and developed into a true public park, complete with grass and trees, and lounging people. A lovely, peaceful oasis in the middle of a bustling town. A short generation from now people will be grateful that we had the foresight to create such a public green area in the heart of the downtown. This is our one shot at it. We should do this. We should start now.
Gus Bauman, Silver Spring
The writer was the chairman of the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission.
Talking about underage drinking
Students weren’t created to take tests. Tests were created to assess students. Accordingly, Tiferet Ani, a social studies teacher in the Quince Orchard cluster, has a great idea. The state is phasing out the Maryland School Assessments in favor of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers test, which won’t arrive until next year. Students are scheduled to take the MSAs — a grueling process that can eat up as much as an entire week of a student’s schooling — in the spring even though the data won’t mean much. Ani has started a petition on MoveOn.org calling on the state school superintendent, Lillian Lowery, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr, state lawmakers and Gov. Martin O’Malley to refuse to administer the test. “It is an outdated test, the scores will not be looked at, and it is a waste of taxpayer money and instructional time for students,” her petition reads. More than 700 people have signed the petition. Ani, a seventh-year teacher, offers her students — and the adults charged with overseeing their education — a great lesson in common sense. Why force children to take a useless test? That question might seem rhetorical, but it has a direct answer. The students must take the test because federal law says they must; at least, that’s the reasoning from the Maryland State Department of Education. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a major piece of legislation from LBJ’s “War on Poverty,” requires that certain students be tested each year on reading and math with a state-approved assessment, state education department spokesman William Reinhard told Gazette reporter Lindsay A. Powers. Reinhard insists the MSA is not a useless test. “It’s imperfect, but it’s important to continue testing students,” he said. Starr has been a vocal critic of placing too much value on standardized tests. We urge Starr, bolstered by Ani’s lesson in common sense, to convince federal education regulators that Maryland kids deserve a break from the tests.
LETTERS TOT HE EDITOR
Recent media coverage of a beach week party gives parents and under-21s alike multiple opportunities to apply critical-thinking skills to the beach-week tradition, parent and youth responsibilities regarding underage drinking, and upholding personal integrity by admitting a mistake without ambiguous, defensive language. ... [“Gansler’s soul searching,” editorial, Oct. 30] To deﬁne their own moral compass, parents first need to decide whether they would want another adult, whom they might not even know, to intervene if that adult observed their child in a risky or illegal situation and contact them, for the sake of their child’s safety and well-being. If a parent does
want this action taken, he/she should be prepared to do the same for other children. Underage drinking is not a rite of passage. ... Parents can set limits on beach week — or any teen gathering — from saying “no” to requiring law-abiding adults actively supervise the event, and the parents of any youth who breaks any law will be called to pick up their child. Let us give our children the message that when you make a mistake, take full responsibility with clear language that you were wrong, what you learned, and how you will make amends if possible, or at least how you will be more responsible in the future. Under 21s, you know right from wrong and the legal drink-
ing age, and you are still a few years out from a mature frontal lobe. Talk with your parents about how to define safe vs. dangerous risks (those that do irreversible harm to self and/or others), and whether a dangerous risk is worth putting your future on the line. You are smart enough to do the right thing, if you just give yourself the chance! Whatever mistakes parents or under 21s make, regardless of how many times or their rationale, both groups have an opportunity to grow and improve, and nothing is forcing them to repeat any mistake.
Patty Winters, Derwood The writer is the coordinator of the Brave and Bold Coalition.
The Gazette publishes on the front page happy photos and articles featuring Christmas, Easter, Jewish holidays, Halloween and the return of the spring blossoms. Until you realize that Norooz, Eid and Diwali are being equally joyfully celebrated by an increasing number of people and report on them on the front page (as opposed to a back page), neither the government nor the people in general will see the slighting of the holidays by the county public schools as a problem. Norooz is one of the most important Persian holidays, regardless of the religion of the immigrants. However, it routinely falls during the county’s MSA spring testing schedule and both students have staff have to make the hard decision of whether to celebrate the holiday and miss work school at a time they are told no absences are allowed. I am happy to have my (Jewish) holidays recognized, though sometimes misunderstood. Until The Gazette does a better job of informing the public at large of the other annual cultural celebrations, there will not be a big shift in the government, nor in the support of the constituency. So, get with it, Gazette!
Angie Loomis, Chevy Chase
Historic vote ahead on drinking water County Council members will soon face a historic decision, one which will impact future residents for generations, and one for which they will certainly be remembered. The Ten Mile Creek watershed and the Little Seneca Reservoir are the ﬁnest water resources in the county. Ten Mile Creek is the county’s “reference” water source, meaning that its unsurpassed quality in the area is used to measure the quality of all other creeks. And the Little Seneca reservoir is the best source of backup drinking water in times of crisis and drought, not only for Montgomery County but for more than 4 million people in the Washington, D.C., metro area. These last, best drinking water resources are now at risk of being irrevocably degraded
by the county planning board’s recommendation to allow extensive development along the entire watershed. Apparently swayed by developers’ claims that they can “mitigate” damage with new “pollution management” practices, the planning board has recommended rampant building that will drain directly into this last-of-its-kind resource. This claim of “pollution management” is dubious to any reasonable observer, and the planning board heard testimony from experts that in fact there is there is no evidence that this type of “management” can maintain these pristine resources anywhere near their current condition. In fact, they heard evidence that it will almost certainly fail. In addition, Gazette readers know, from
long experience, the track record of developers in the county, particularly in the Clarksburg area. The current council members may intend to hold developers accountable, but they cannot ensure that future ofﬁcials will be so vigilant. In fact, based on the past we can expect that they will not. Only acting at this key moment will prevent that predictable and irreversible outcome. I therefore call on council members to be stewards for the future: Make the historic decision to save these last-of-their-kind Montgomery County drinking water resources. Generations to come will be affected by their votes, and they will be remembered.
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Continued from Page A-1 assassinations committee determined were present in the Bethesda examination room 50 years ago, only a handful remain alive. Walter Reed does not have anyone still working there who can comment on the autopsy, but a historian at the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery was preparing an information packet Tuesday about the autopsy and Navy medicine, said Katie Mollet, a medical center spokeswoman. James Curtis Jenkins, one of the few present at the autopsy still alive, is scheduled to speak this weekend during a conference in Dallas on the assassination organized by JFK Lancer Productions and Publications. Jenkins, who then was a lab technician at the Bethesda hospital and could not be reached for comment, told William Law, who interviewed Jenkins and others for his book, “In the Eye of History: Bethesda Hospital Medical Evidence in the JFK Assassination,” that physicians were ordered to “follow a scenario” during autopsy proceedings. Jenkins said that any time doctors “stepped outside that scenario, they got slapped,” Law said in an interview. “That could be why Dr. Humes burned his notes.” In his 1977 testimony, Humes said he was “distressed” over allegations of being involved in a cover-up, which he called “totally ridiculous.” He reiterated his testimony before the Warren Commission, formed in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the killing. Humes said he believed only two gunshots struck Kennedy and both came from behind. But when asked if he could say the shots came from above, Humes stopped short. Accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was thought by the Warren Commission to have shot at Kennedy from behind and above, from the sixth floor of the nearby Texas School Book Depository. “I think behind is probably the most one can say from the anatomical findings,” Humes testiﬁed in 1977. Humes expounded on the
case during testimony in 1996 before the Assassination Records Review Board, formed by Congress to review decisions related to records on the assassination. He acknowledged burning an original draft of the autopsy report that was not stained with Kennedy’s blood because he “didn’t want anything to remain that some squirrel would grab on and make whatever use that they might.” “That was my decision and mine alone,” Humes said.
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‘Hysterical’ scene The scene in that Bethesda examination room was “hysterical,” with a large contingent of ofﬁcials and medical professionals in the room, Humes testiﬁed in 1977. Kennedy’s wife, Jacqueline, and brother Robert remained at the hospital, and a crowd gathered outside on the grounds. “How we kept our wits about us as well as we did is amazing to me,” Humes said. “There was no question but we were being urged to expedite this examination as quickly as possible. … We made every effort to put aside [such urgings] and approach this investigation in as scientiﬁc a manner as we could. But did it harass us and cause difﬁculty? Of course it did; how could it not?” Dr. J. Thornton Boswell, chief of pathology at the Bethesda hospital in 1963, who also signed the autopsy report, testiﬁed before the House committee in 1977 that Rear Adm. George Burkley, who was Kennedy’s personal physician and among those present at the autopsy, imposed only one “immaterial” constraint on them. They had “caught Oswald and that they needed the bullet to complete the case,” said Thornton, who died in 2010. “We were told initially that’s what we should do, is to ﬁnd the bullet.” After the pathologists determined there was no bullet inside Kennedy but only fragments, Burkley, who died in 1991, agreed that “we should continue and do a complete autopsy,” Thornton said. Humes added that he understood Burkley’s position as he was concerned about the emotional state of the Kennedy
Her stockings and dress soiled, widowed ﬁrst lady Jacqueline Kennedy reaches for the door of the ambulance carrying the body of her slain husband at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs on Nov. 22, 1963.
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Dr. Michael Baden testiﬁes in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 7, 1978, with X-rays and drawings, along with the suit coat and shirt President John F. Kennedy was wearing when he was assassinated. family. “He was in hopes that the examination could achieve its goal in as expedient a manner as possible,” Humes said. Shenon’s book describes how the morgue at the Bethesda hospital had been renovated with new equipment just a few weeks earlier. “It was spacious by the standards of military hospitals, about twenty-ﬁve by thirty feet, with a dissecting table ﬁxed to the ﬂoor in the center,” Shenon wrote. “A closed-circuit television camera had been installed so audiences across the street at the National Institutes of Health … could observe at a distance.” But no one switched on that camera for the Kennedy autopsy, which Humes later said he wished had occurred to help end speculation about the proceedings. The House committee medical panel, headed by former New York City chief medical
examiner Michael Baden, concurred with the Warren Commission and Bethesda autopsy pathologists that two bullets had struck Kennedy from behind. But there was a key dissenter, former Allegheny County, Pa., coroner Cyril Wecht, who disagreed that a single bullet struck Kennedy and then caused all of the wounds to Texas Gov. John Connally, who was riding in the car with Kennedy. “Without the single-bullet theory, there cannot be one assassin, whether it is Oswald or anybody else,” Wecht testiﬁed in 1978. He also raised questions about the “remote” possibility of another shot ﬁred from the right side or lower right rear that could have struck Kennedy at the same time a shot struck him in the back of the head. Another controversial question related to the autopsy con-
cerned whether a neck wound was an entrance or exit wound. Doctors and nurses in Dallas who tried to save Kennedy’s life described the neck wound as an entry wound, but Baden testified in 1978 that emergency room personnel are not “trained in distinguishing some of the ﬁne points of differences between entrance and exit gunshot wounds because this does not have much pertinence to treatment and therapy.” The neck wound had “some characteristics of an exit wound because of its smallness and roundness, which may have been, in part, due to the fact that it came out right beneath the collar and tie of the president where the skin was held fairly ﬁrm,” Baden said.
Conspiracy sentiment still strong A recent Gallup poll showed that 61 percent of Americans believe others besides Oswald were involved in Kennedy’s killing. That’s down from 75 percent a decade ago. Among those who professed questions in recent years was James W. Sibert, a former FBI agent who took notes in the Bethesda autopsy room for the federal agency. Sibert, who died in 2012, was quoted in numerous published reports as late as 2009 that he didn’t “buy the single-bullet theory.” Law interviewed Sibert numerous times for his book, including at Sibert’s Florida home.
“He thought the back wound was too low to be part of the single-bullet theory,” Law said. “He said he often wondered if the shooter used an exploding bullet.” Sibert also told Law that when Kennedy’s body reached Bethesda, his cranium appeared to be empty of a brain. The issue of what happened to Kennedy’s brain remains another mystery. Humes and Boswell told the assassinations review board that they placed the remains of the brain in a stainless-steel container during the autopsy and then examined it two or three days later. Humes said he gave the brain remains to Burkley and did not see them again. The remains reportedly were taken from the White House to the National Archives in 1965, according to the House assassinations committee, but they turned up missing in 1966. The House assassinations committee “was not able to determine precisely what happened to the missing materials,” the panel said in its report. The committee added that Robert F. Kennedy “most likely acquired possession of, or at least personal control over, these materials.” Many doubt such questions will ever be fully resolved. “A lot of key witnesses and people who knew important information have died and taken evidence with them,” Shenon said. “It will likely remain a mystery.” email@example.com
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SPORTS DAMASCUS | CLARKSBURG
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BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
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Damascus High School’s Carly Marella jumps for joy with teammates following the defeat of La Plata on Saturday.
There are high school football teams in Maryland that have 23-plus spare players on the sidelines who might not even get on the ﬁeld for a single play all season. Then there’s the Poolesville High School football team, which made its second consecutive postseason appearance in Friday’s loss to two-time defending Maryland Class 2A state champion Middletown, with a 26-person roster, only 23 of whom were active the majority of the season. Middletown, a school in the same classiﬁcation, had 51 players listed on its roster. The challenges facing a program of Poolesville’s (7-4) size are endless. Some days the Falcons didn’t have enough players at practice to do 11-on-11 drills and sometimes the fatigue factor sets in late in games since many players have to play just about every snap of every game — just to name a couple. “We do what we can with what we have and getting two consecutive [playoff appearances] is special for anyone,” junior quarterback Steven Morningstar said. “[The biggest challenge] is depth. We have a lot of guys who have to go both ways. Someone gets injured and the next kid has to step up big time because he’s probably the only kid left.
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Quartet of seniors led Damascus program to its ﬁrst state volleyball crown n
TRAVIS MEWHIRTER STAFF WRITER
As early-season practices were getting underway in August and coaches were trying to get a feel for their teams, Damascus High School coach Becky Ronquillo said she was sure of at least one thing. She had four “impact players.” Over the course of the season, those players — Madi Wyatt, Carly Marella, Annika Schwartz and Alex Nelligan — accrued a variety of much less formal names from their coach and fellow students. In a single press conference, Ronquillo, the
coach of the eventual 3A state championship winning team, called them everything from her “babies” to “little ducklings.” The quartet labeled themselves “quadruplets” and Schwartz even glanced down to Ronquillo’s half of the table and called the coach, “Mama.” The school paper hopped aboard the nickname bandwagon, using the headline “band of sisters” in a story on them. It’s the closest team Marella says she’s ever been a part of. “So many club teams, so many co-ed teams, and just the way that our team chemistry is this year was amazing,” the senior setter said. “We all really loved each other. Annika always says, ‘We’re a big happy family,’ and we really were. And that’s saying something with 18 players. Talent is one thing but when you have that passion and that heart coming
from your gut, you can do anything.” On Saturday, that “anything” Marella spoke of was a state championship, the ﬁrst in school history. And it came unusually easy for a team that, as Ronquillo says, “loves to make things interesting.” “It wouldn’t be my team if we didn’t make me worry. I keep telling them I’m going to have a heart attack before I’m 30,” she said, to which Marella responded, “You’re welcome!” Even with the “quadruplets,” Damascus made a habit of extending matches to ﬁve sets. In just the fourth match of the year, Gaithersburg took the Swarmin’ Hornets to ﬁve. Two matches later, after going up two sets to none, Damascus relinquished its undefeated season to Poolesville in ﬁve. Sherwood and
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Poolesville High School running back Charles Lyles runs against Catoctin on Oct. 4.
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BY TRAVIS MEWHIRTER STAFF WRITER
Gabby Bennett was scared to do it all over again. This would be the fourth time she pleaded with her mother to switch sports, a process she didn’t think the matriarch would respond to as kindly as she had the ﬁrst three times. Up to that point in her life,
then an eighth grader, Bennett had tried her hand at gymnastics, tennis and track. She was good on the mats, but they weren’t her thing. Then she took to the track, where she shined as a sprinter in the 100-, 200-, 400-, 800-meters and mixed relays. That was alright, too, but she wanted to continue expanding her athletic horizons. So she took up tennis. Again, a natural athlete, Bennett could play well, but she still sought a sport that truly grabbed her heart. And then, one day, her physical education class unit turned
to volleyball. Bennett was smitten. But she was hesitant to ask her mother to change sports one more time. “I had already switched so much,” said Bennett, currently a sophomore at Northwest High School. “I worked up the courage and I asked her and she was all for it. She supported me all through it which I was really happy about.” A few weeks ago, her decision to take to the volleyball courts rather than the track was vindicated by a surprise invitation to join the Under Armour
national team, selected as one of 32 possible players from around the country. Her coach, Stephanie Blake, had nominated Bennett and three other Jaguars to attend a tryout in Columbia, but the sophomore held little expectations for herself as she was competing for a spot amongst some of the best players the United States has to offer. “I thought it was just going to be something fun and interesting to do,” she said. “I honestly didn’t think I did that well so I was pretty shocked. I was really, really happy.”
The tryout, run by former Harvard coach Chris Ridolfi and several Penn State players, was broken into a morning and afternoon session, the former being a taped skills clinic, which Bennett attended in lieu of the later-day practice. Part of the skills portion of the morning workout was an athletic test noting the measurables of a volleyball player — standing jump and approach vertical in particular. Bennett scored as a “high performing athlete” across the board. “She’s so athletic. She can
do anything you ask her,” Blake said. “She can jump so high and she can run so fast. I love her in the way that I can tell her to do something and she’ll say, ‘OK.’ It could be the craziest thing in the world and she’ll try it.” When Northwest needed a middle, Bennet became a middle. When Northwest needed a setter, Bennett became a setter. When Northwest needed an outside hitter, she obliged. “She was amazing,” Blake said.
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QO, Northwest football meet again in region ﬁnal Top-seeded Cougars hope to rebound from earlier loss to Jaguars
two touchdowns and junior Jalen Christian added 126 yards in the loss. Urbana’s Raekwon Gray ran for 268 yards and three touchdowns. The Hawks are scheduled to play top-seeded Linganore 7 p.m. Friday in Frederick. Linganore (10-1) defeated Urbana 20-7 on Nov. 8.
Quince Orchard High School (101) and Northwest (9-2) cruised by their opponents in the 4A West Region semiﬁnals and advanced to the championship where they will meet Friday for the second consecutive year.
FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK BY ERIC GOLDWEIN The top-seeded Cougars beat Clarksburg 42-21 on Friday to advance to the ﬁnals. Quince Orchard gave up a touchdown on the opening possession but the team scored the game’s next four touchdowns. Senior tailback Kevin Joppy had four touchdowns and rushed for 218 yards on 35 carries in the win. “It was one of those things where we had to be patient,” Quince Orchard coach Dave Mencarini said after the game. “We had to take what they were giving us and the big plays would come. We are just happy to be playing for the regional championship.” Northwest sophomore quarterback Mark Pierce threw for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns in the Jaguars’ 36-7 semiﬁnal victory over Gaithersburg (10-3). The two-time reigning champion Cougars defeated Northwest 41-7 in last year’s regional ﬁnals, but the Jaguars won this year’s regular season game, 35-21. The teams are scheduled to play 7 p.m. Friday in Gaithersburg. “We just got to come out tomorrow and all next week,” Northwest’s Rodney Snider said after the game. “And if we practice really hard, we’re going to beat Quince Orchard.”
Continued from Page B-1 We have a [small] bunch of guys who can all play.” There certainly is no shortage of talent within Poolesville’s small numbers. The Falcons are far from a one-trick pony. Led by Charles Lyles’ 1,549 rushing yards, there are three players with 300 or more rushing yards and three receivers with 20 or more catches for 200-plus yards. Playmaker Cody Zinsser leads that charge with seven receiving touchdowns. Morningstar has emerged
Continued from Page B-1 Winston Churchill would follow suit, and by the time the state semiﬁnals with Glenelg rolled around, Ronquillo called her team “ﬁve-set pros.” Their experience against the ropes proved invaluable in the semis, when the Swarmin’ Hornets battled back to win the ﬁnal two sets on a match-high 24 kills from Schwartz. “We have higher expecta-
Continued from Page B-1 The remarkable thing about Bennett’s success so early in her career is her limited exposure to the sport. During her freshman year as a Jaguar, she missed most of her junior varsity season with a
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Northwest High School quarterback Mark Pierce carries the ball against Gaithersburg on Friday night. The sophomore threw four touchdown passes in his ﬁrst playoff game.
Paint Branch rolling along
Coming up short, again
Paint Branch’s (10-1) high-powered offense scored six touchdowns in a convincing 42-7 win against Sherwood (7-4), giving the Panthers their first postseason victory since 2009. Senior quarterback Gaston Cooper continued his impressive season, throwing for 330 yards and ﬁve touchdowns in the win. His favorite target was Javonn Curry, who had 152 receiving yards and four touchdowns. “I deﬁnitely can’t say I was expecting that but we were hoping for it,” Paint Branch coach Michael Nesmith said after the win. “We were a little concerned after beating [Sherwood] soundly two weeks ago that the kids would underestimate them. Once the kids started rolling, we were able to pull away.” Paint Branch is scheduled to play Perry Hall (10-1) 7 p.m. Friday in Burtonsville. The Panthers have not won a state championship since 1975.
Another year, another one-point playoff loss for Damascus. The Swarmin’ Hornets (9-2) lost 35-34 to Urbana (9-2)
in Friday’s 3A West Region semiﬁnals, marking the second straight postseason Damascus lost to the Hawks by one point. Damascus sophomore running back Jake Funk ran for 134 yards and
John Harris III, Jennifer Beekman, Sam Smith and Travis Mewhirter contributed to this article.
FEARLESS FORECASTS The Gazette sports staff picks the winners for this week’s games involving Montgomery football teams. Here are this week’s selections:
Montgomery County record All games
Northwest at Quince Orchard Perry Hall at Paint Branch DuVal at Suitland Gwynn Park at Patuxent Sparrows Point at Surrattsville
Q. Orchard Paint Branch Suitland Gwynn Park Surrattsville
Q. Orchard Paint Branch Suitland Gwynn Park Sparrows Pt.
Q. Orchard Paint Branch Suitland Gwynn Park Surrattsville
Q. Orchard Perry Hall Suitland Gwynn Park Surrattsville
Q. Orchard Paint Branch Suitland Gwynn Park Surrattsville
Q. Orchard Paint Branch Suitland Gwynn Park Surrattsville
as one of the county’s more dynamic quarterbacks, quick on his feet — and to make up his mind — with the ability to throw the ball down the field when necessary. “You have a quarterback that runs and can throw and it adds almost like a 12th player out there,” coach Will Gant said. “Steven has had several plays where he has created something out of nothing. Something might come across as an incomplete pass in the stats but he made eight or 10 yards by beating a sack and coming up with an incomplete pass. Second-and-10 is a whole lot different than sec-
ond-and-20.” The same aspect that presents Poolesville with the most challenges could also be the Falcons’ biggest strength. The small town that Poolesville High represents lends itself to about as close-knit a community as one can ﬁnd in Montgomery County. Many players have fathers, grandfathers and cousins that suited up for Poolesville, Gant said — Morningstar said his father was a Poolesville quarterback. The Falcons play for the community, the young aspiring Falcons and that tradition, the younger Morningstar and Gant agreed. But for all the past post-
season success — 12 playoff appearances, ﬁve this century — Poolesville has yet to win a state title and has only once reached the championship game. There has always been a comparable small school team, such as Middletown or nine-time state champion Dunbar out of Baltimore, in the way. Those teams represent where Poolesville aims to be within the coming years, Zinsser and Morningstar said. The town of Poolesville has the athletes to get there, Gant said. It all starts in the youth programs, something in which he said he is becoming more and more involved with. A summer
program at the high school fell through the cracks this summer, Gant said, but that is something, along with clinics, that will be reinstated. “For us to get to [Middletown’s] level we need to keep growing from within, growing our youth system,” Gant said. “Middletown, the kids are playing from young ages and they’re running the same system [as the high school team].” That is something Gant said he hopes to implement in the near future. While numbers were down this year, Gant said he hopes the Falcons success will help draw more interest in the
program. The consecutive playoff runs ended a six-year postseason drought and Zinsser said the atmosphere surrounding Falcons football has changed drastically since his freshman season. “When [my senior class] came into high school as freshmen, the team wasn’t doing so well,” Zinsser said. “Then we got our knew coach and he got us playing harder, playing like we really wanted it. He has us more and more playing with a never give up attitude. We didn’t have a lot of players but we just grind it harder.”
tions for ourselves and those second and third games we let those expectations slip so we weren’t going to settle,” Ronquillo said after Damascus topped the Gladiators to clinch a state ﬁnal berth. “This wasn’t going to be our last stop.” But it was going to be the last time the Swarmin’ Hornets let a team take them the distance. In the locker room before the 7:30 p.m. state final match, Wyatt commanded the attention of her teammates. “’We’re not settling,’” she re-
calledtellingthem.‘”We’renotgoing to settle for ﬁve or four. We’re going to take it in three. We’re going to take them down in three.” This type of pregame pumpup speech had been done before, many times actually, but there was something a little different about this one. “We said that when we played Glenelg but this time we pushed ourselves,” Schwartz said. “We knew we had to do it. We knew it was our last game. We had to make it count.” Wyatt would note that this
year’s team wasn’t the most talented she had been a part of in her four seasons. When Autumn Jenkins, now with the University of Delaware, graduated without a state title in 2012, naysayers claimed it was Damascus’ last legitimate chance for a while. “We’ve been told every year when our seniors graduate that, ‘Oh, that was the last year. That was our last chance,’ ” Wyatt said. “We showed them. We came back. It’s great to win as a senior and know that you took your chance.”
As Marella said, no team had been nearly as tight-knit as Damascus was this year. They may not have been as talented as an Autumn Jenkins-led team, but they played with a little something more. “We played with the most heart of any team all four years,” said Nelligan, whose freshman sister, Isabel, ﬁnished with three aces in the state semis and ﬁnals. “I think that’s what pushed us this far and got us that win.” The mood afterwards was appropriately blissful for the
Damascus players and coaches, but with the season over, Ronquillo was forced to come to terms with the hard truth that Saturday was her ﬁnal match with her “little ducklings.” “This is where I choke up,” she said. “I haven’t cried yet. They know me as pretty tough. These four are my rocks, they really are. I’m so proud of them. They really mean a lot to me, they really are like my children. I couldn’t ask for better girls.”
sprained ankle. Heading into her sophomore year, her experience was still essentially limited to a handful of gym classes and a few weeks on the junior varsity. Yet she kept at it all the same. She went out for the Montgomery Village Sports Association’s club team this past summer and made the bottom-
level squad. When it came time for fall tryouts, Blake said she could barely recognize the girl with the soft hands and hard hits. “I’d see her and think she was so athletic that by her senior year she’ll be really good,” the coach said. “And then I saw her this year and I was like, ‘Holy crap!’ She had come so far.”
Like many athletes, Bennett is a visual learner. She watched over YouTube videos of the Penn State volleyball team and college recruiting film and picked up bits and pieces where she could. While her skills came around, her natural athletic ability camouﬂaged her lack of experience. “Only having played for a
year, my exposure isn’t as much as the other people have but I’m getting there,” she said. “I’m getting better.” As a member of the national team, she’ll travel to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. in December to work out with her teammates under the tutelage of Kristee Porter, a
four-time All-American at UCLA. “I can’t wait,” Blake said. “I really cannot wait. If she’s this good now, there’s no telling how good she’s going to be when she’s a senior. When she puts her mind to something, there are no limits with her.”
Poolesville (7-4) was overwhelmed by top-seeded Middletown (11-0), falling 45-6 in the 2A West Region semiﬁnals. “They’re sound, there’s no weaknesses, they play hard,” Poolesville coach Will Gant said after the game. “They’re a very good team.” Falcons running back Charles Lyles rushed for 75 yards and scored the Falcons’ only touchdown. Middletown’s Bradley Rinehart and Tim Schumacher ran for two touchdowns apiece. Middletown is scheduled to host second-seeded South Carroll (9-2).
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KEEPING IT BRIEF FIELD HOCKEY
Bullis wrestling coach Chris Brown does more than simply teach his students to wrestle. Brown recently competed in the 2013 World Veterans Wrestling Championship in Bosnia, and took home a bronze medal in the Greco-Roman style event and placed ﬁfth in the Freestyle championships. The bronze medal was Brown’s ﬁfth straight at the world championships, which are designed for athletes 35-years-old and over.
— NICK CAMMAROTA
Senior Walter Johnson Midﬁeld/forward The Dartmouthbound, two-time Player of the Year led Walter Johnson with 16 goals and nine assists
Three county stars get national invitations BRIAN LEWIS/THE GAZETTE
Walter Johnson High School’s Anna Rowthorn-Apel (back) scored 16 goals this season.
Bethesda-Olney Academy’s Jeremy Ebobisse, Thomas Madden and Eric Matzelevich all have been selected to represent the U.S. Soccer Development Academy at an All-Star Select Match on Dec. 12 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. The event, which is part of the Academy Winter Showcase, will feature four Academy Select squads — two at the U15/16 level and two at the U17/18 level — that will play against one another.
— NICK CAMMAROTA
17 Good Counsel athletes commit to colleges Allie Band
Senior Wootton Midﬁeld/forward
Senior Sherwood Midﬁeld/forward
Senior Sherwood Midﬁeld/forward
Senior Wootton Midﬁeld/forward
Senior Sherwood Goalie
Netted 24 goals on a quartet of hat tricks for the state-ﬁnalist Patriots
Her 29 goals led all of Montgomery County; also added 16 assists
With 25 goals, she was second only to teammate Kenul in county scoring
Helped lead the Patriots to ﬁrst state title berth since 1978; will play next year for UC-Berkeley
Had nine shutouts in 18 games, allowed just seven regular season goals
Senior Wootton Defense
Senior Quince Orchard Defense
Senior Quince Orchard Defense
Junior Clarksburg Midﬁeld/forward
Senior Holy Cross Defense
Was the anchor to a Wootton back line that limited teams to four regular season goals
Ensured that no team scored more than a pair of goals in any game
Made life easier on her goalie by leading team to eight shutout wins
Scored, assisted, or did both in eight games
Unanimously selected by coaches as the WCAC Player of the Year
Coach of the year Alicia Vincenty Quince Orchard Turned a struggling Cougar team into an 11-6 squad that nearly upended Sherwood in the playoffs
G. Prep lacrosse players sign
Bullis coach earns bronze at world championships
Player of the Year
Second team Allie Boyan, senior, Whitman, midﬁeld/forward; Kallie Drewyer, junior, Stone Ridge, midﬁeld/forward; Kiley Goodwin, senior, B-CC, goalie; GiGi Jones, junior, B-CC, defense; Rachel Maizel, sophomore, Wootton, defense; Elaine McCabe, senior, Good Counsel, midﬁeld/forward; Anna Murgia, junior, Poolesville, midﬁeld/forward; Clare Nolan, senior, Churchill, midﬁeld/forward; Kate Taylor, sophomore, Holy Cross, midﬁeld/forward; Michelle Thomas, sophomore, Damascus, defense; Alexis Wong, senior, Clarksburg, midﬁeld/forward
Honorable mention Katie Bergamesca, Holton-Arms; Caroline Campbell, Good Counsel; Amanda Chasin, Poolesville; Allison Chen, Blair; Chloe Druskin, B-CC; Sandra Durbin, Holy Cross; Blair Greenwald, Holton-Arms; Daysia Howard, Clarksburg; Julia Lee, Wootton; Zoe Kaminski, Sherwood; Erin King, Paint Branch; Michelle Krenkze, Damascus; Brooke Saffer, Quince Orchard; Emily Scheele, Walter Johnson; Samantha Taskey, Stone Ridge
The Our Lady of Good Counsel dining hall was busier than usual on Wednesday as it hosted a National Letter of Intent event for all Falcons athletes providing their commitment to play an NCAA Division I sport in writing. Good Counsel had 17 athletes representing ﬁve sports in attendance. Boys’ lacrosse: Conor Lolan, Wagner College; Austin Smith, St. Joseph’s University; Pat Poulos, U.S. Military Academy; Dylan Szot, Randolph-Macon College. Girls’ lacrosse: Nicole Ortlieb, Fresno State University; Caleigh Gunn, Iona College; Erin Baumann, Fairﬁeld University; Madison Hoover, University of Louisville; Allison Flechsig, Lafayette College; Paige Graham, Virginia Tech University. Haley Giraldi is committed to play lacrosse at Princeton but did not sign a letter of intent. Softball: Krista Kelly, Longwood University. Swimming: Makenzie Miller, University of South Carolina; Brady Welch, Arizona State University. Wrestling: Matt Kelly, U.S. Military Academy; Adam Whitesell, University of Maryland.
— JENNIFER BEEKMAN
Charlie Horning (Villanova), Wil Railey (Virginia), Brendan Collins (Notre Dame), Townsend Brown (Mt. St. Mary’s) and Kyle Strange (Drexel) all signed letters of intent to play NCAA DIvision I lacrosse in 2014-15.
— JENNIFER BEEKMAN
Three from Stone Ridge sign Lynee Belton
Six from Holy Cross sign letters Several Academy of the Holy Cross student-athletes signed letters of intent for some high proﬁle schools on Wednesday’s National Signing Day: Rhamat Alhassan (volleyball, University of Florida); Jillian Dunston (basketball, Michigan); Kristyn Gaines (lacrosse, Connecticut); Nicole Lantuh (lacrosse, Mount Saint Mary’s). Soccer players Jamie DePaul (Carson-Newman) and Maribeth Harrington (Washington College) are committed to play next year as well.
10 from Bullis sign letters Ten Bullis School studentathletes were recognized Wednesday as they signed their letters of intent to compete at the college level. Lynee Belton (Duke University), Ashley Deleonibus (William & Mary), Kirby Porter (Harvard), and Andre Walker (Hofstra) plan to play Division I basketball in 2014-15. Lacrosse recruits include Nick Matzelevich (Siena), Caitlin McMahon (Jacksonville), Alex Robinson (Georgetown), Joe Stucky (Boston University), Rashad Wise (Lynn University), and Darian Hashemzadeh signed to play men’s tennis at George Washington University.
Four from Whitman sign letters Four members of the Walt Whitman girls’ soccer team who are scheduled to play Baltimore County’s Catonsville in Saturday’s state championship game are committed to play competitive soccer in college: Aliza Wolfe (Rice University), Anna Gurney (Emory), Bahar Ulusan (Emory), and Emily Martin (Colby). Drew Ahearn signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Lafayette College.
— JENNIFER BEEKMAN
The Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart had three studentathletes sign letters of intent to compete collegiately in their respective sports: Natalie Alesandra Gosnell (lacrosse, Lafayette), Alene Marie Rock (lacrosse, Mercer) and Laura Garcia (swimming, Villanova).
— JENNIFER BEEKMAN
Eight athletes from Landon sign letters Seven Landon student-athletes signed letters of intent to play lacrosse in college on Wednesday: Jack Falk (Virginia), Sam Lynch (Johns Hopkins), Andrew Mitchell (United States Military Academy), Sean O’Brien (Bucknell), Austin Petty (Virginia), Zac Butler (Jacksonville), Riley McTague (Hobart). Golfer Brent Bubes also signed his letter of intent to play for Maryland in 2014-15.
— JENNIFER BEEKMAN
Three from Damascus sign letters Three student-athletes from Damascus signed their letters of intent to compete at the college level: Kelli Prange (basketball, George Washington); Lauren Green (basketball, Bentley); Anna Warﬁeld (softball, Shippensburg).
— ERIC GOLDWEIN
Two from Clarksburg sign Two of Clarksburg High School’s student-athletes signed their letters of intent, committing to participate in college athletics. Dani Hall will attend the University of Pittsburgh for gymnastics and Andie deCelis plans to attend Manhattan College for lacrosse.
— ERIC GOLDWEIN
Coaches or school administrators can email signings to The Gazette at sports@gazette. net. This list will be updated as we get conﬁrmed signings from school ofﬁcials.
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NICK CAMMAROTA STAFF WRITER
ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER
Sherwood High School’s football team has experienced its fair share of transistion this season, but for the past two years, they’ve had a father-son duo that’s been a constant on the defensive unit. Senior linebacker Paris Atwater and his father — former National Football League safety Steve Atwater — have helped lead the Warriors to back-toback playoff appearances the last two years in spite of signiﬁcant changes in Sherwood’s staff and player personnel. “[Paris] is not a big in your face yelling type leader, but he leads by example,” Sherwood ﬁrst-year coach Chris Grier said. At 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, Paris is rarely the biggest player on the ﬁeld. But like his 6-foot-3 father, an eight-time NFL Pro Bowler, he is an intimidating presence on defense. “When he wants to turn it on, he’s a big hitter,” said senior cornerback Alec Perez. “... He’s not much of a vocal player, but by his actions and his play, he brings everybody up.” Steve, who recorded 1,180 tackles and 24 interceptions in his 11-year NFL career, started working as an assistant midway through the 2012 season. “[Steve] does a great job. A great personality, just like his son,” said Grier, who coached DeMatha Catholic’s freshman team the previous two seasons. “He’s really good about relating football to life.” The Warriors went 9-3 in 2012 under coach Mike Bonavia, making it to the 4A North Region championship game before falling to Westminster in the ﬁnals. This year, they brought in a new coach and plugged several new players into the starting lineup, but maintained their high level of play, going 7-4 and losing 42-7 to Paint Branch (10-1) on Friday in the region semiﬁnals. “They’ve dealt with [the
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Paris Atwater (left) of visiting Sherwood High School tries to slow down running back Shawn Barlow of Quince Orchard earlier this fall.
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Sherwood High School’s Paris Atwater (back) tries to make a tackle against Gaithersburg on Sept. 7. changes] well,” Steve said. “They’ve done a good job of putting that extra time in.” Paris attended Peachtree Ridge High School in Georgia before moving to Maryland and transferring to Sherwood in 2012. Joining the football team eased the transition, he said. “I’ve made a lot of good friends up here. It’s really like a close-knit community,” Paris
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we won states we all just started screaming and we all just hugged each other. I didn’t even know what to do with myself, I was so happy.” A mere 48 hours after the Wildcats won, they carried out another well-executed strategy to tackle an important issue. They all congregated in Martin’s technology education classroom Nov. 11 at lunch to design their state championship jackets. They settled on black as the base color. “It was almost magical,” Murphy said of winning the title. “In the very beginning of the year everyone was at different spots. At the end, you just start to get closer and closer and closer and it was amazing to see how much better everyone got.” Indeed, this was a very close team. Not only did they enjoy socializing while working hard during practice, but they had team pasta dinners before every race, a team sleepover and constantly dreamed up competitions to keep one another motivated while training. Murphy said assistant coach Ashley St. Denis told her and the team that they were of state championship caliber after they won the Frank Keyser Invitational in September. Slowly but surely that belief sunk in. “The thing that stood out most to me about the championship was that every single one of us was there for each other,” said Bukharin, who originally wanted to play tennis at WJ but found her way to cross country. “We weren’t thinking about times, we weren’t thinking about places. We were just thinking about winning a state championship.” The last time Walter Johnson’s girls won a cross country title, it was the fourth of four consecutive championships won by then-coach Greg Dunston’s teams. A dynasty. Martin was around then, too, and he said that group of girls was incredibly close. He’s been to all of their weddings since and kept in good contact with them as the years have rolled on. “I see a lot of that group in this group,” Martin said. “They’ve made a bond through this endeavor that they surely will never forget.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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said. Having his father on the sidelines helped too, he said. “He can give me a lot of advice for certain techniques for tackling, dropping back into coverage,” Paris said. Paris said that some teammates were star-struck at ﬁrst by having an NFL star on the sidelines. “Now, everybody just looks
at him as ‘Coach Atwater,’ Paris said. “It’s just a good connection.” Perez, who had seven interceptions as a ﬁrst-year starting cornerback, said Steve has made a positive impact on the secondary. “Even if our defense doesn’t get beat, he still has pointers to give me. I’m always getting better, no matter what,” Perez said. Paris started at fullback in addition to linebacker this season while earning a 4.0 gradepoint average in the ﬁrst marking period. “He does what he needs to do,” Grier said. “He plays big on the ﬁeld.” He said he wants to play football after graduating. His schools of interest include the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, Davidson and Princeton. “He’s pretty much all you could ask for from a high school athlete,” Grier said.
In a way, one could argue that Walter Johnson High School’s girls’ cross country team won the Class 4A state championship nine days before it actually happened. On Halloween, the Wildcats shocked the county and, perhaps, themselves by finishing first in the 4A West Region meet at High Point Farm in Clarksburg. In the process they beat BethesdaChevy Chase, the strongest team all season. A team that featured All-Gazette Runner of the Year Nora McUmber and appeared to bealegitimatecontendertothreepeat as 4A state champions. But when Tom Martin’s team placed ﬁve runners in the top 16 to beat B-CC by 20 points in that region ﬁnal, something changed. “That was a big moment for us,” senior Irina Bukharin said. “Over the season we’ve become a much better team, but I think then we realized we really did have an opportunity to win states. That moment, it became important.” Added Martin: “We changed a couple things with some racing strategies between counties and regions and it went a lot better than I thought it would. It’s a lot easier when you get a group of girls that believe in each other and are willing to do whatever it takes to reach their goal.” So, with the newfound conﬁdence of a victory against the Barons, a new racing strategy employed by the 16th-year coach and several of the more talented runners in the area, the Wildcats won a state championship for the ﬁrst time since 1999. They edged B-CC by four points as junior Kiernan Keller finished ﬁfth, sophomore Emily Murphy placed seventh, freshman Katriane Kirsch was eighth, Bukharin came in 11th and junior Cirillo Melanie rounded out the top ﬁve runners in 41st. “I think the synergy of the team pushed us forward,” said Keller, whose work ethic was lauded by Martin as a key factor in motivating the team. “After
Winning region helped WJ believe it could win it all
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The Gazette’s Guide to
Arts & Entertainment
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tony Awardwinner Savion Glover and company to perform in Rockville n
Been a while,
Musical version of children’s classic makes Montgomery County debut n
CARA HEDGEPETH STAFF WRITER
Famed tap dancer presents ‘STePz” at Montgomery College
Tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover will honor the art of tap in his show, “STePz,” on Nov. 21 at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College in Rockville. LOIS GREENFIELD
“Lyle the Crocodile,” based on the beloved picture book series by author and illustrator Bernard Waber, opens to the public on Saturday at Imagination Stage. The musical, which follows the adventures of the Primm family, who have recently relocated to New York City to discover an unconventional pet living in their apartment, is directed by Imagination Stage associate artistic director Kate Bryer. Bryer revisits the production after directing a nonmusical version at the theater company during its 2008-2009 season. “When I did it in 2008-2009, I actually put a lot of dance and music into it,” Bryer said. “The script just has this wonderful sophistication. It’s silly but sophisticated ... It just felt like it lent itself to those kinds of moments where [characters] could break out into song ... Even JEREMY RUSNOCK back then I thought it would be Michael John Casey as Mr. such a great musical ...” The director’s instincts were Grumps with Loretta (as right. Kevin Kling, a humorist, herself). storyteller and commentator for National Public Radio, ﬁrst adapted the books for the stage in the early 1990s. Kling and composer Richard Gray later transformed the play
See CROCODILE, Page B-9 Kurt Boehm as Lyle and David Landstrom as Joshua in the musical “Lyle the Crocodile” at Imagination Stage, running to Jan. 10.
VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER
A set of stairs is not just a set of stairs in tap dancer Savion Glover’s show “STePz.” The steps become a place to dance, as Glover taps his way through a dozen songs ranging
from Charlie Parker’s “Dexterity” to a classical piece by Shostakovich to Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke.” Glover and four fellow hoofers will bring the show to the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College in Rockville on Thursday. Glover said “STePz” is an homage to tap dancing masters and mentors whom he has known
SAVION GLOVER’S ‘STEPZ’ n When: 8 p.m. Thursday n Where: Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville n Tickets: $38-$40 n For information: 240-567-5301, montgomerycollege.edu/PAC
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Coming to terms n BY
Play focuses on family and love
WILL C. FRANKLIN STAFF WRITER
Kimberly Gilbert as Lisa and Naomi Jacobson as Rita in the Round House Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Lyons.”
Playwright Nicky Silver has written more than a dozen plays, but “The Lyons,” which was released in 2011, was the ﬁrst to make it to a Broadway stage. “The Lyons,” which will open at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda on Nov. 27, focuses on the impending death of a husband and father and what it means for the wife and adult children. John Vreeke, who is directing “The Lyons,” said he was impressed by Silver’s style of writing.
See LYONS, Page B-9
THE LYONS n When: Nov. 27 to Dec. 22 (call for show times) n Where: Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda n Tickets: $25-$50, prices include a $5 service fee n For information: 240-644-1100, roundhousetheatre. org
Thirty years of Swing
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Close to U
The Tom Cunningham Orchestra will
The Greater U Street Jazz Collective will
celebrate 30 years of performances at the
host a CD release party for their latest, “Ballin’ the Jack,” from
Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom with a Swing
music and dance concert scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Adding to the fun will be a prize for the bestdressed vintage couple, a dance performance by the 8-Week Wonders and the debut performance PHOTO DANIEL SCHREIBER of the new Yazoo Zazz The Tom Cunningham Orchestra will celebrate 30 years Vocal Trio. Admission in Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom on Saturday. — $15 for adults and $8 for children 5-13 — includes a beginning swing dance lesson. For more information, visit www. glenechopark.org.
7:30-9:30 p.m. today at the El Golfo Restaurant,
PHOTO BY BART DELCIMMUTTO
8739 Flower Ave., Piney Branch, Silver Spring. The GREATER U STREET JAZZ COLLECTIVE Greater U Street The Greater U Street Jazz Collective will host a CD Jazz Collective is bassist Thomas L. release party for their latest effort tonight at the El Golfo Restaurant in Silver Spring. View, trumpeter Carl MacIntyre, pianist Peter Frassrand, saxophonist Russell Carter, drummer Art Cobb, crooner Barry Moton and emcee Keren Asali. For more information, visit www.elgolfosilverspring.com.
PHILADANCO will bring its award-winning blend of dance styles to the BlackRock Center for the Arts on Saturday and Sunday.
The Philadelphia Dance Company, also known as PHILADANCO, will bring its trademark fusion of ballet, jazz, modern and black dance to the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown this weekend, with show times at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. A free masterclass is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, with a pre-curtain discussion at 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $32. For more information, visit www. blackrockcenter.org.
The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade kicks off the holiday season Saturday in Silver Spring.
Everyone loves a parade The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade returns at 10 a.m. Saturday to Silver Spring. Now in its 16th year, the pa-
rade kicks off at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street, proceeding south on Georgia Avenue before reaching its destination at Silver Spring Avenue. ABC 7 meteorologist Brian van de Graaff will emcee, introducing the more than 100 participating parade units, including glittering ﬂoats; high school, college and professional marching bands; beauty queens; clowns; ﬁre engines; and performing dog and rescue animal groups. The parade will culminate with the introduction of Santa Claus, ofﬁcially kicking off the holiday season in Montgomery County. For more information, visit www.silverspringdowntown.com.
PHOTO BY ELLI SWINK
Elizabeth Hester as the Cat in the Hat and Caitlyn Gilbert as Jojo in “Seussical.”
The Cat in the Hat is back The Damascus Theatre Company’s
“Seussical,” inspired by the whimsical
works of Dr. Seuss and featuring a book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty as co-conceived by Eric Idle, continues to Saturday at the Olney Theatre Center’s Historic Stage. Directed by Shelly Horn and produced by Elli Swink and Matt Kopp, the production features musical direction by Arielle Bayer and choreography by Laurie Newton. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, students and children. For more information, visit www. damascustheatre.org.
PHOTO BY LOIS GREENFIELD
30th Annual Kris Kringle Holiday Craft Show
Saturday, November 23rd • 9-5 Sunday, November 24th • 9-4
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IN THE ARTS MUSIC & DANCE
tions — Rockville, Jim Malcolm,
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Rene Marie, 8 p.m. Nov.
20; Sara Gazarek and Matt Dusk, 8 p.m. Nov. 21; Cindy Blackman and Another Lifetime, 8 p.m. Nov. 22, call for prices, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, www.bethesdabluesjazz.com. BlackRock Center for the Arts, The Sweater Set, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21; call for tickets, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-5282260, www.blackrockcenter.org. Fillmore Silver Spring, Hoodie Allen, 8 p.m. Nov. 22; Mazzy Star with special guests Psychic Ills, 8 p.m. Nov. 23; Lamb of God & Killswitch Engage, 7 p.m. Nov. 26; K. Michelle w/ Sevyn Streeter, 8 p.m. Nov. 27; Giving Thanks, 11 a.m. Nov. 28; The Smokers Club Tour Featuring Joey Bada$$, 8 p.m. Nov. 29; MiMOSA, 8 p.m. Nov. 30, 8656
Joe (Ted Culler) and Rose Benjamin (Kim Busch) in “God’s Favorite” at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301960-9999, FillmoreSilverSpring. com, www.livenation.com.
Institute of Musical Traditions — Takoma Park, Al Petteway &
Amy White, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23,
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 Tradi-
7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, call for prices, www.imtfolk.org. The Music Café, Dixieland Express, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 20, 26528 Ridge Road, Damascus. No admission. Tips accepted. 301-253-1500. www.the-music-cafe.com. Strathmore, Afternoon Tea, 1 p.m. Nov. 20; AIR Mentor: Graham Breedlove with guests Elijah Balbed and Christie Dashiell, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20; Lawler & Fadoul Duo, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21; National Philharmonic: Verdi’s Powerful and Timeless Requiem, 8 p.m. Nov. 23; Classic Albums Live: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 8 p.m. Nov. 29; Michael McDonald — This Christmas: An Evening of Holiday & Hits, 8 p.m. Nov. 30, call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strath-
more, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-581-5100, www.strathmore.org.
ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” to Dec. 30, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301634-2270, www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. Imagination Stage, “Lyle the Crocodile,” Nov. 20 to Jan. 10, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www. imaginationstage.org. Gaithersburg Arts Barn, Neil Simon’s “God’s Favorite,” to Nov.
24; Singer Songwriter Concert Series presents Stephen Fearing, Nov. 21; The Comedy and Magic Society, Nov. 29, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. 301-2586394, www.gaithersburgmd.gov/ artsbarn. Olney Theatre Center, “The King and I,” to Dec. 29, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, www.olneytheatre.org.
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Scott Fitzgerald Theater
603 Edmonston Dr. Rockville, MD 20851
www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre Reality Show Mash-up Heart of Maryland Chorus Sweet Adelines Chapter Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1p.m. Tickets: $15 Washington Balalaika Society Celebrating 25 Years! Saturday, Nov. 23 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $15-25
Vive la France! Rockville Concert Band Sunday, Nov. 24; 3 p.m. at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. Suggested donation: $5
A Champagne Thanksgiving Brunch
Join us at the
Rook’s Corner Restaurant November 28th, 2013
From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Assorted Breads & Pastries Array of Fresh Fruits, Yogurts & Home Made Granola, Scrambled Eggs, Traditional Eggs Benedict and eggs to order, French Toast, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Country Sausage Links Smoked Salmon, Roasted New Potatoes
Chilled Iced Shrimp with fresh lemon and Chef’s Cocktail Suace
Your assorted favorite Salads including Caesar Salad Assorted Domestic & Imported Cheeses with Dry Fruits &Nuts
ARTS & CRAFTS
Chef’s Carving Station
Carved New York Strip Loin and Virginia Ham Thanksgivings Traditional Favorites Oven Roast Turkey, Homemade Stuffing & Gravy, Garlic, Mashed Potatoes, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Fresh Green Beans, Chef’s Special Cranberry Cocktail sauce
Discover the joys of shopping at Maryland’s premier Christmas event in historic Frederick, MD.
Assorted Cakes and Pies to include Pumpkin, Apple & Pecan
Two Consecutive Weekends
Adults: $35.00 Seniors: $25.00 Children under 10: $15.00 Children under 5: Complimentary For restaurant reservations please call 301-591-9911 or 301-591-9910
Show is held the weekend BEFORE and the weekend of Thanksgiving
Special Holiday Rate of $69.00 Available Please ask for our “Neighbor” Rate when making hotel reservations 301-977-8900 or 1-800 HILTONS
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DATES: NOV. 22-24, 29, 30 & DEC. 1, 2013 LOCATION: Frederick Fairgrounds HOURS: Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ADMISSION: $7 adults, $4 children 10 & under • PARKING: $2 INFORMATION: (301) 845-0003
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‘Italianissimo,’ ‘Ethiopia from the Heart’ now on view
Coinciding with DC Photo Week, two photo exhibits have opened that will transport the viewer to other places full of unique beauties. One artist focuses uniquely on the land and the weather while the other includes the people and the animals. What they share is a sensibility to a place and its culture, and a talent for capturing the very essence of it in pictures.
ON VIEW BY CLAUDIA ROUSSEAU “Italianissimo” means “so Italian,” something that positively characterizes the Italian way of doing things, or the look of a particular aspect of that wonderful country. Richard Lasner has been photographing Italy every year since 1996, covering small areas of the peninsula on each trip. Last fall he participated in a photography workshop sited in a small winery near Siena, in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany. The current exhibit features a group of large format, lushly toned, new images from this trip, plus a few of neighboring Florence and one fascinating picture taken in a park in Gubbio, a small medieval town in Umbria. This latter, titled “Eyes in the Park” shows very large, brightly colored globes representing eyeballs — yes, veins and all — ﬂoating around in a quiet park setting void of people. If I didn’t know from my own long time
living in Italy that this surreal image was, indeed, “Italianissimo,” I might have believed Lasner had doctored the photo. But, indeed, these “Eyes” were really there for reasons that remain, and probably always will be, undiscovered. During his October stay in Tuscany, Lasner was able to record remarkable weather effects such as the heavy fog that descends on the Sienese hills in the early morning, but retreats by midday. These photos of the fog are very nearly abstract, pale grey with a touch of lavender, but views of the same hills at other times of day reveal the gold and reddish colors of the vines in brilliant hues. Lasner’s sensitivity to the shape of the land is combined here with his exquisite sense of composition and color. Many photos are taken from unusual points of view, from a yellow ﬁeld ﬁlling most of the image with a strip of blue sky above, to a ﬁeld of green grass resembling ocean waves, or a close up of the very last cluster of grapes left on a vine. Among my favorites was a photo of a carousel (titled, in Italian, “Giostra”) in the Piazza della Repubblica in Florence. The carousel is all bright warm colors, with its tent-like top in turquoise and white topped by a crown and edged with arabesque framed painted scenes. Behind it is the gray façade of an old building, its arched door echoing the forms on the stem of the carousel, while other curves and spiky ornaments on it ﬁnd their parallels in the details of the façade beyond. These formal relationships that bring foreground and background into a tight pictorial unity continue to be one of the hallmarks of Lasner’s work. The Washington School of Photog-
Continued from Page B-5 “As a director, I always look at language ﬁrst … just to see how well it’s written,” Vreeke said. “… Nicky Silver is a master at being able to put together very well-constructed language, sentences, paragraphs. All the actors really need to do is pay attention to that. His punctuation is very speciﬁc and his choice of words is extremely cogent and economical — there’s not an ounce of fat on it.” Although Vreeke isn’t Jewish, he said he feels audiences will be able to comprehend the overall family dynamic they see on stage. “It goes way beyond just being a Jewish family,” Vreeke said. “There is some humor that’s particular to a Jewish family and Jews will be able to recognize and enjoy that, but I think it goes way beyond that into recognizing each of our family dynamics. … I think anyone who was born and raised into a family that has siblings and parents is going to recognize the family and the familiarity that these characters live in.” One of those characters is Rita, the mother of two and wife of 40 years. Actress Naomi Jacobson said the character is “sort of like an everymother.” “You know, like an everyman?” Jacobson said. “I think she is really recognizable no matter what religion or ethnicity you
Continued from Page B-5 and performed with personally and also to tap dancing greats that have preceded them. “It’s a tribute to all the men and women who have informed my approach to tap dance,” said Glover. “The show is to honor those who we’ve been blessed to know and learn from.” Among them are dancers such as Gregory Hines, Jimmy Slyde and Steve Condos. “They poured so much love into me that I have no choice at this point but to pay honor to them every time I touch the
raphy, in its new location in Rockville, is showing a group of 28 photos by Andargé Asfaw entitled “Ethiopia from the Heart.” Much like Lasner’s photos of Italy, Asfaw’s similarly convey an essence of place through focus on select subjects and careful composition. His acute formal sense make these pictures much more than a handsome travelogue; always a danger with photos of this kind, particularly when they include people and animals. However, Asfaw, who is Ethiopian, is deeply concerned with the effect of his pictures. He aims at making work that “captures the beauty that remains [in Ethiopia] in spite of the tragic environmental crisis that is taking place,” in the hope that his photos might be “messengers for change.” These are powerful images, boldly conceived in color and black and white. Just inside the door of the gallery are two richly toned views inside rural Ethiopian Orthodox churches, a faith that originates in the Coptic Christianity of the ﬁrst century A.D. and is still dominant despite a violent history of invasion. With a rich pictorial tradition, Ethiopian church art is characterized by bright colors and a distinct drawing style. Inside these poor rural churches, the remnants of wall paintings can just be made out, but the vivid sense of their antiquity is deeply moving. In “Inside Genet Mariam Church,” two turbaned men come tentatively inside, eyes wide open, to engage an elder seated in the half-lit room. Asfaw captures the silence, even the holiness that permeates this space. “Inside Abune Arun Church” is similar, with brightly colored and patterned fabrics decorating the ancient walls of the building.
are. She wants her children to ﬁnd love and be happy. … She’s been married for 40 years to a man she never really loved, which is why I think ... she wants the one thing for her children that has eluded her. “I think everybody in the play kind of sees their own imagined reality.” Because Rita has to deal with her husband dying and an alcoholic daughter and estranged gay son, her part can be difﬁcult at times. Jacobson said she sees a lot of Rita in herself — at least to an extent. “I think, as an actor, you need to know more than your character knows about the character,” Jacobson said. “… In other words, I know things about Rita that she probably doesn’t know about herself or is even conscious of. So, for me, it’s delicious and challenging in a way to let yourself identify the parts of me that are as ugly as Rita is. And I am. I have them, oh my God, I’m completely self-absorbed and narcissistic — I can be. I work really hard not to be. … I don’t think Rita’s ever accessed herself or looked at that.” Vreeke said he hopes audiences connect with the characters in their own way, but he also hopes they see one of the major themes in the show. “[It’s about] ﬁnally ﬁnding the courage to grow up and take care of yourself,” Vreeke said. firstname.lastname@example.org
wood,” Glover said. Performing with Glover on Thursday will be Marshall Davis Jr., Ayodele Casel, Sarah Savelli and Robyn Watson. Glover said each dancer brings his or her own style to the show as the troupe performs solos, duets and ensemble pieces. “My choreography still allows the dancers their individuality,” he said. Featured in the show is a structure that allows performers to dance up and down stairs. Glover credits his wife with the idea, harking back to Bill “Bojangles” Robinson in the 1935 ﬁlm “The Little Colonel.” Audiences can watch a tap
gallery. Each contains a “ﬁgure”: a memory of past experience in a strict RICHARD LASNER country upbringing. “Waste not, want not,” is the driving theme, while a proRichard Lasner, “Giostra,” 2012. found feeling of sadness permeates the “Timket in Lalibela,” a region noted for group. Not the best installation, but ancient rock-hewn churches, shows a intriguing all the same. religious procession crossing a suspen“Italianissimo: Photographs by sion bridge over a shallow ravine. Here, Asfaw takes advantage of the black and Richard Lasner,” Waverly Street Galwhite format to contrast the line of lery, 4600 East-West Highway (at Wapeople walking under their white um- verly St.), Bethesda. Gallery hours: noon brellas through the high grass under a to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, to ﬁery white sun. Another striking black Dec. 7, 301-951-9441. “Ethiopia from and white image shows two zebra in a the Heart: Photographs by Andargé national park, their crisp stripes stand- Asfaw,” Washington School of Photoging out against the gray tones of the raphy, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. plain, their curved shapes repeated in Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 the arcs of trees beyond. If you go to see this show in the p.m. Friday through Sunday; to Nov. Washington Gallery of Photography, 30, 301-654-1998. “A Stitch in Time go upstairs to the Capitol Arts Network Saves Nine: Page Turner,” Capitol Arts to see the work of Page Turner. A line Network, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. of antique glass domes with tiny hand- Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, noon made dress forms on high wooden to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, perches goes down the center of the to Nov. 25, 301-661-7590.
Continued from Page B-5 into a full-scale musical. Bryer had the opportunity to see the musical version in the summer of 2012 when her son appeared in a production at Northwestern University. “I’m really happy to do this version,” Bryer said. “It’s really, really different.” Running about an hour and 15 minutes, “Lyle” features 37 minutes of music. There are also several dance numbers. “In this version, Lyle is a dancer ...” Bryer said. “There’s a big, huge tap dance number in the show.” “You approach a play versus a musical differently,” added actor Michael John Casey. “It’s different muscles but as long as you’re incredibly clear telling the story ... you really can’t go wrong.” With a background in theater for young audiences, including credits as a director, Casey said he recognizes the importance of presenting a simple and succinct message for young children. “You want to be as clear as possible for the audience,” Casey said. “ ... One of the goals is, what is the playwright using the character for?”
dancer perform, but they can also just listen to the sound of his or her feet . “If you just see the entertainment, you don’t hear what’s going on,” he said about the complex rhythms, both choreographed and improvised, in the show. “I tell students you can either be the instrument or be the additional instrument,” he said. In “Dexterity,” he follows the syncopated rhythms of Charlie Parker, but in “Miles Mode” by John Coltrane, he adds his own rhythms, as if running on a parallel track. The troupe will also be dancing to music by other jazz and
Artist Page Turner’s “Headmistress Harpie.”
In “Lyle,” Casey’s character, the Primm’s disgruntled old neighbor Mr. Grumps, is used to teach a lesson. “With Mr. Grumps, it’s about learning to understand that those that are different from you ... deserve a chance. The lesson of being open-minded to that which is different is incredibly important.” Though Bryer grew up the daughter of a librarian and said she was raised on the “Lyle” books before reading them to her own children, the director admits it wasn’t until recently that she began to think of Lyle as a hero. “When I was doing research, I came across a lot of lesson plans about Lyle being a hero because instead of ﬁghting back, he faces antagonism with kindness,” Bryer said. “I hadn’t really thought about him as a role model for kids ... but being kind to people who are not kind to you is a heroic way to approach life.” Though “Lyle” and its message is obviously aimed at a younger demographic, Kling’s background as a humorist and storyteller mean there’s plenty for parents, too. “This script in particular has a lot of appeal for adults because Kevin ... is a professional story-
swing greats such as Miles Davis (“Flamenco Sketches”) and Benny Goodman (“Bugle Call Rag”). “Tap gets sort of categorized to one type of music, like swing or jazz,” said Glover. But also in the show are songs by Wonder and Prince (“When the Lights Go Down”). There’s even a piece of classical music by Russian composer Shostakovich, part of a program Glover once choreographed and performed called “Classical Savion” with just himself and a string orchestra. “We also did Mendelssohn and Vivaldi and others of that
genre,” he said. The show also pays tribute to the choreography of Gregory Hines, one of Glover’s mentors. “Gregory Hines was a big part of my life,” said Glover, who performed in several movies with him, including the 1989 film “TAP,” also co-starring Sammy Davis Jr. A Newark native, Glover started taking tap dance lessons in New York at age 7. He made his Broadway debut at age 12 in “The Tap Dance Kid,” followed by “Black and Blue.” In 1996 at age 23, he won the Tony Award for Best Choreography for “Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk.” In 1991 he played the younger Jelly in the Broadway musical, “Jelly’s Last Jam” with
LYLE THE CROCODILE n When: Public performances at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 23 to Jan. 10 (with additional weekday performances see website for show times) n Where: Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda n Tickets: $12-$25 n For information: 301-280-1660, imaginationstage.org
teller,” Bryer said. “We have to be able to tell stories that are not just directed at younger audiences but the whole scope of the audience that is there,” Casey added. Whatever parents and children may take away from this latest take on a classic character, Bryer said the important thing is that they’re doing it together. “I think it’s so fun to have that; that you enjoyed a piece of literature that you then get to share with your children,” Bryer said. “And then to get to put it on stage is even more spectacular.” email@example.com Gregory Hines as Jelly Roll Morton. Hines won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical in that show. Glover also appeared in the 2000 Spike Lee ﬁlm “Bamboozled” and in the 2001 TV movie “Bojangles” with Hines as Bill Robinson. He has also appeared on “Sesame Street” and recently co-choreographed and performed the dances for Mumble the penguin in the animated ﬁlm “Happy Feet” and “Happy Feet Two.” On the road for much of the year, Glover said he doesn’t mind the traveling. “I love it, this is what I am,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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due at signing
2013 GOLF 2 DOOR
#3131033, Automatic, Power Windows/Power Locks, Keyless Entry, Heated Seats, Bluetooth, Cruise Control
1st month’s payment
2014 PASSAT S 2.5L
#9013380, Automatic, Power Windows/Power Locks, Keyless Entry, Cruise Control
2013 JETTA TDI
OR 0% for 60 MONTHS
2013 BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
MSRP $23,035 BUY FOR
2013 GTI 2 DOOR
#7234651, Automatic Power Windows, Power Locks, Bluetooth
#2828260, Power Windows/Power Locks, Auto
#4125692, Automatic, Power Windows/ Power Locks, Keyless Entry
OR 0% for 60 MONTHS
2014 TIGUAN S
#13525611, Automatic, Power Windows, Power Locks, Keyless Entry
OR 0% for 60 MONTHS
2013 PASSAT TDI SE
#9114095, Automatic, Power Windows/ Power Locks, Sunroof
MSRP $29,615 BUY FOR
OR 0% for 60 MONTHS
OR 0% for 60 MONTHS
2013 CC SPORT
#9548323, Automatic, Pwr Windows, Pwr doors, Keyless
MSRP $33,360 BUY FOR
OR 0% for 60 MONTHS
OURISMAN VW WORLD AUTO CERTIFIED PRE OWNED 25 Available...Rates Starting at 2.64% up to 72 months
2012 Jetta SE................................#VPR6116, Blue, 38,430 mi.......$16,495
2009 Jetta TDI...............................#V109044A, Red, 106,036 mi....$13,495
2013 Jetta Sedan........................#V607047A, Black, 14,150 mi...$16,995
2011 Jetta Sedan........................#VP0004, Black, 40,159 mi........$14,995
2012 Passat TDI...........................#V071353A, Gray, 42,293 mi.....$21,995
2012 Jetta S...................................#VP6060A, White, 36,699 mi.....$13,999
2012 Passat S...............................#VPR6111, Gray, 35,959 mi.......$15,990
2012 Jetta TDI...............................#V010241A, Black, 24,444 mi...$20,995
2012 CC.............................................#V540037A, Gray, 27,601 mi.....$22,995
2007 Jetta Wagon.......................#VP0005, White, 87,642 mi.......$11,995
All prices exclude tax, tags, title, freight and $200 processing fee. Cannot be combined with any previous advertised or internet special. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. See dealer for details. 0% APR Up To 60 Months on all models. See dealer for details. Ourisman VW World Auto Certified Pre Owned financing for 60 months based on credit approval thru VW. Excludes Title, Tax, Options & Dealer Fees. Special APR financing cannot be combined with sale prices. Ends 12/02/13.
Ourisman VW of Laurel 3371 Fort Meade Road, Laurel
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DARCARS VOLVO OF ROCKVILLE
PRE-THANKSGIVING DAY SALES EVENT 07 Honda Civic Ex $$
#374550A, 5 Speed Auto, 4Door, Black Pearl
12 Hyundai Accent GLS $$
#470116A, 27k Milles, 1 Owner, 6 Speed Auto, Ultra Black
10 Mazda Mazda3 S #377580A, $ 4 Door, 5 Speed $ Auto, 1 Owner
10 Toyota Rav-4 $$
#P8822, 4 Speed Auto, 39k miles, 4WD Sport Utility
07 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS #364333A, $ 5 Speed Manual, 1 $ Owner, 44k Miles
10 Toyota Corolla LE #P8802, $ 4 Speed Auto, $
4 Door, 1 Owner
11 Toyota Camry LE $$
#P8779, 6 Speed Auto, 28.6k Miles, 1 Owner, 4-Door
10 Toyota Prius III $$
#P8805, 4 Door, CVT Transmission, 45k miles
2007 Honda Accord
09 Scion XD $$
#353054A, 4 Speed Auto, 4-Door, Barcelona Red
#326063A, 5 Speed Auto, Taffeta White, 108K Miles
#325096B, CVT Transmission, Super Black, 52K Miles
#P8750, AWD, Electric Silver, Metallic, Certified
#329040A, Ent.Center, 4WD Sport Utility, Formal Black, 88K Miles
#325025A, 6 Speed Auto, Black, Mid Size Wagon, 53K Miles
2008 Volvo V70 3.2L
2008 Lexus RX 400H
#325074A, Navigation, Back-Up Camera, 4WD, 1-Owner, Smokey Mica
#N0270, RWD W/1SB, 6 Speed Auto, Black Raven................................
2013 Infinity G37
2010 Nissan XTERRA X........ $16,800 $16,800 2013 Scion FR-S................ $22,800 $22,800 #472099A, 5 SpeedAuto, 4WD, Super Black, 1 Owner #364357A, Coupe, 6 SpeedAuto, 1k Miles, 1 Owner, Silver
355 3 5 5 TOYOTA TOYOTA PRE-OWNED P R E - OW N E D
#327217B, 6 Speed Auto, 9K Miles, Satin Metal, 1-Owner.....................
2011 Volvo XC60 T6
2012 Volvo XC60
#327223B, Touring, Navigation, M/T, 24K Miles, 1-Owner......................
#326082A, Navigation, 3K Mile...............................................................
2009 Volvo XC90
#N0276, 22K Mile....................................................................................
2012 Mazda Mazda 3 Speed 3
2011 KIA Optima EX
2012 Hyundai Sonata LTD
#N0276, 6 Speed Auto, 22.5K Miles, 1-Owner, Gray Metallic.................
#E0216,BackupCamera, 23KMiles,BlackObsidian, SedanTouring
2013 Honda Civic XLE
#N0271, 6 Speed Auto, 7.9K Miles, Black..............................................
2012 Hyundai Sonata
2013 Volvo C30
2013 Volkswagen Passat SE
2013 Toyota Corolla LE........ $15,800 $15,800 2013 Mazda Mazda 5.......... $21,900 $21,900 #R1719, 4 SpeedAuto, 13k Miles, 1 Owner, Black Sand Pearl #460022A, Grand Touring, 2WD Minivan, 5 SpeedAuto
#332293A, 5 Speed Auto, 2.6K Miles, Ice White, 1-Owner.....................
#429002A, 4WD, Sport Utility, 44K Miles, Gray Metallic Certified...........
#P8825, 6 Speed Auto, Ice White, 4WD, 1-Owner, Certified...................
#327208A, 6 Speed Auto, Caspian Blue, Certified.................................
15401 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD
2008 Cadillac STS
2007 Honda CR-V EX-L........ $14,800 $14,800 2012 Toyota Venza LE......... $20,985 $20,985 #472069A, 5 SpeedAuto, Beige Metallic, 1 Owner #365010B, 6 SpeedAuto, 34.9k Miles, 1 Owner, Golden Umber
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2008 Honda Pilot SE
2008 Ford Mustang GT
2009 Nissan Xterra X
$14,800 2011 Toyota Highlander SE. . . $20,800 $20,800 2011 Toyota Camry LE......... $14,800 #P8782, 6 Speed Auto, 1 Owner, Silver #363230A, 6 SpeedAuto, Blizzard Pearl
15625 Frederick Rd (Rte 355) • Rockville, MD | OPEN SUNDAY
#326024A, Premium, M/T Car Coupe, 46K miles, 5 Speed
#N110003, 5 Speed Auto, Blue Metallic, Sunroof, 73K Miles
2012 Mazda Mazda 6
#N110008, 5-Speed Auto, Supra Black, 4WD Sport Utility.....................
$13,500 2013 Toyota Pruis C Three.... $18,800 $18,800 2006 BMW X5 3.0i............. $13,500 #360298B, 4WD,Auto, Silver Metallic #372383A, CVT Transmission, 4 Door, Classic Silver
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#E0259, 5 Speed Auto, 38K Miles, Polished Slate
2010 Volvo XC60 3.2L
2007 Toyota Sienna LE........ $11,800 $11,800 2013 Toyota Tacoma........... $16,800 $16,800 #364373A, 5 SpeedAuto, 2WD,Artic Frost Pearl #N0238B, 4 SpeedAuto, 9.8k Miles, 1 Owner, Black, 2WD
2008 Volvo S60 2.5T
CERTIFIED #426021A, 6 Speed Auto, 37,6K Miles, Taupe Gray Metallic
13 Toyota Camry LE #R1738, $ 6 Speed Auto, 14.2k $
miles, 4 Door, 1 Owner
#E0263, 32K Miles, 4 Speed Auto, 4 Door Coupe
2010 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
11 Toyota Camry LE $$
#P8793, 6 Speed Auto, 29k miles, Mid-Size
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5S
11 Ford Focus SE $$
#364474A, Auto, 4 Door, 1 Owner
2012 Nissan Versa S
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2000 DODGE DAKOTA SPORT 4X4: Needs new
brake lines & some body work. $1600 obo. 301-538-3585
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Disc Brakes with ABS, Roof Rack, Middle Front Seat Folds Down/Up, Driver Lockout Prevention, Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate, No Accidents. $10,000. 240706-3315
99 VOLKSWAGON B E E T L E : 5 spd,
blck, runs good, 109k miles, MD Inspec. $3,700 240-701-3589
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2000 HONDA CRV:
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2002 MAZDA MILLENIA: 97k miles tan
leather interior sunroof automatic $4000 Obo call 240-372-2878
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2003 TOYOTA CAMRY: 73kmi, very
Full Size Station Wagon 1965 to 1979. Small/medium engine. Call: 240-475-3210
good cond, manual trans, good gas mileage, $5500 Pls Call 301-593-3732
2008 TOYOTA 4dr, AVALON: sedan XLS, 32kmi, silver, V6, tinted glass, automatic, all power, $18k, 240-832-2301
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HONDA FIT 2007 5 DR 5 speed manual PW/AC 2 5 K miles, MD inspected, 1 owner $8999 301-340-3984
2011 VW Jetta
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#P8751A, Wolfsburg Edition, Leather, Sunroof, Manual
2010 Nissan Versa Hatchback
#P8767,PWR, Mirrors, Lock, Remote Keyless Entry
2014 NISSAN VERSAMSRP: NOTE SV HATCHBACK $17,115 Sale Price: Nissan Rebate: NMAC Bonus Cash:
MERCEDES 2001 C240 4 DR, 6 spd manual, MD inspect only 73K miles $7000 301-3403984
#11614 2 At This Price: VINS: 350804, 370886
2013 NISSAN SENTRA SV MSRP: $18,530 Sale Price: Holiday Bonus Cash: NMAC Bonus Cash:
TOYOTA AVALON XLS 2000 172K mi loaded, exc cond, $5595/BO Mookim 301-972-1435
VOLVO 2004 SUV XC90 T6 awd 7 pass, MD inspect, 1 owner $5999 301340-3984
2014 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S
#341230A, Auto Transmission, Low Miles
MSRP: Sale Price: Nissan Rebate: Holiday Bonus Cash: NMAC Bonus Cash:
$23,320 $19,245 -$1,000 -$750 -$500
2012 Nissan Versa SL #346423A, Auto Transmission, Alloy Wheels, Bluetooth, Power Features
2004 Toyota Highlander Limited
#472031B, 4WD, Leather Seating, Sunroof, 7 Passenger, Low Mileage
#346486A, Auto Transmission, Alloy Wheels, Sunroof
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5S
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5S Coupe
$26,995 -$2,500 -$1,000 -$1,000 -$500
#E0251, Auto, Gray, 1 Owner
2003 Ford Thunderbird #N0275, Hard Top Convertible, Low Miles
With Bluetooth #23213 2 At This Price: VINS: 321399, 320887
2013 NISSAN MAXIMA SV MSRP: $34,430 Sale Price: Nissan Rebate: NMAC Bonus Cash: NMAC Bonus Cash:
With Leather, Moonroof, Bluetooth #16213 2 At This Price: VINS: 843911, 844133 G529124
2007 Ford Mustang Coupe
#12113 2 At This Price: VINS:784016, 907382
2013 NISSAN MURANO S AWD MSRP: $31,750 Sale Price: Nissan Rebate: Holiday Bonus Cash: Nissan Bonus Rebate: NMAC Bonus Cash:
$15,495 -$500 -$500
With Bluetooth #13114 2 At This Price: VINS: 164781, 127996
V.W GOLF 2001 GTI 80K MIL 5 sp VR 6 MD inspect, $4999 301-3403984
$14,995 -$500 -$500
$29,995 -$4,000 -$1,500 -$500
DARCARS NISSAN of of ROCKVILLE ROCKVILLE 15911 Drive • • Rockville, Rockville, MD MD (at (at Rt. Rt. 355 355 across across from fromKing KingFarm) Farm) 15911 Indianola Indianola Drive www.DARCARSNISSAN.com 888.824.9166 •• www.DARCARSNISSAN.com
Prices include all all rebates andand incentives. NMAC Bonus Cash requires financing through NMAC with approved credit. Prices Prices include rebates incentives. NMAC Bonus Cash requires financing through NMAC with approved credit. exclude tags,tax, freight $780, trucks and $200and processing charge. *Lease areonly calculated with Prices tax, exclude tags,(cars freight (cars $810,$725-$995), trucks $845-$995), $200 processing charge.payments Prices valid on listed tax, tags, freight, $200 processing charge firstforpayment signing,11/26/2013. and are valid with tier one approval through VINS. See and dealer details. due Offeratexpires NMAC. Prices valid only on listed VINS. See dealer for details. Offer expires 10/22/2012.
2011 BMW 328i
2009 Mini Cooper Clubman S #P8746, 1-Owner, Pano Roof, Automatic
#E0215, 24K Miles, Navigation Sys, Sunroof
www.DARCARSnissan.com DARCARS NISSAN of ROCKVILLE 15911 Indianola Drive • Rockville, MD (at Rt. 355 across from King Farm)
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NEW 2013 HIGHLANDER 4X2 2 AVAILABLE: #363400, 363401
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15625 Frederick Rd (Rte 355) • Rockville, MD n OPEN SUNDAY n VISIT US ON THE WEB AT www.355Toyota.com
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 $795 OR $810, TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY AND SIENNAS $810, $845 AND $995. *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 11-30-13.
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