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Downtown Crown has officially opened its doors to business with a new Starbucks open and more retailers soon to follow, while the new community is already home to several families who moved in over the last few weeks. Starbucks began adding its caffeine to Crown on Friday, according to Crown spokeswoman Tammy Murphy. A Starbucks spokesman did not return phone calls to find out how the new store is doing. LA Fitness plans to open its doors by the end of this year to capitalize on the post-New Year’s workout frenzy, and Harris Teeter is looking to welcome customers in January 2014, Murphy said. Restaurants like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, La Tagliatella, Asian Nine and Lime Fresh Mexican Grill will eventually join Starbucks, according to Crown’s website. A few retail stores, like Verizon Wireless, also will come to the center soon. Businesses are not the only thing to have moved into the development. Crown West, a residential section that lies in the middle third of the Crown area, is now a functioning neighborhood with several families already moved in, Murphy said. About 50 homes have been sold so far, and since Aug. 22, seven households have closed on their townhomes, which were the first units to go up in the neighborhood. “Crown is officially a neighborhood now with people occupying some of the homes,” Murphy said.



Thousands of federal jobs and employees call Montgomery County home, but many were not working Tuesday after Congress’ inability to compromise on the federal budget, shutting down most government operations. Exactly how many Montgomery County residents were forced to stay home was unclear, but most agencies in the county were slashing operations and mandating that


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Starr pushes for later high school start time Work continues at the Crown development and several families have moved into the first section to be completed.

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most employees stay home. Employees who are furloughed are required to not work and will not receive pay. Montgomery is also home to many companies that contract with the government. Those companies could see employees furloughed and delays in contract bids and awards. Eighteen federal agencies and installations are in the county, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Institutes of Health. When Congress failed to

sello signed the deed of transfer Tuesday. Terms of the deal require that the city use the space for recreational purposes, but the city isn’t sure what the outdoor amenities will be just yet, according to Tomasello. Details about what is being called a “deed of transfer” were not immediately available. “We think it might have some potential parkland, but it also has some pretty useful buildings, including a fairly modern warehouse with tall ceilings and an open expanse,” he said. “We have the chance to do something pretty unique there.”

Tomasello said he believes the space will be a positive addition to the city. “For a city our size, one of the most difficult things to acquire is open space,” he said. “In short of demolishing buildings on an existing site, it’s hard to find open spaces. This is a unique opportunity.” After the federal government labeled the area a “surplus property,” the city applied in 2012 to take ownership. Since then, it has conducted an environmental review of the


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High school students in Montgomery County Public Schools may be one step closer to getting more time to sleep before they wake up for school. Superintendent Joshua P. Starr announced Tuesday his recommendation to move the start time for the school system’s high schools back 50 minutes, from 7:25 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Starr is also recommending adding 30 minutes to the elementary school day to match the length of the high school and middle school

days, and moving middle schools’ start time 10 minutes earlier to 7:45 a.m. Start and end times would not change until the 2015-16 school year at the earliest, Starr said. Starr said at a press conference Tuesday that the school system will study the feasibility and practicality of his recommendation, partially through engaging students, families, staff and the community and partially through estimating costs. “We’ve heard from some but not all of our community,” he said. He said there’s “a clear link” between sleep and students’ health and well-being,

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The Humane Society will have more time to address issues surrounding its planned headquarters.




Lawmakers and government groups are resuming a fight with media representatives over a requirement to buy newspaper advertisements. Known as “legal notices,” the ads are mandatory an-

nouncements of certain government proceedings, such as public hearings and zoning requests. They are a revenue source for newspapers and a longstanding way to inform the public. The main questions: Are these ads the best way to publicize government workings?


Should government bodies be forced to buy the ads? The Maryland Municipal League and the Maryland Association of Counties argue that the current legal-ad system is inefficient and wasteful; government bodies have better, cheaper ways to reach constituents. But the Maryland-DelawareD.C. Press Association, a media


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Antique and Collectible Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, same time Oct. 6. Many vendors with antiques for sale with free verbal antique appraisals on Oct. 5. $6. 301-649-1915.



Prayers for the City, 7-8:30 p.m., Asbury Methodist Village,

Roseborough Theater, 409 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg. A celebration of religious diversity in greater Gaithersburg. Free. 301-948-0122, ext. 12.

MORE INTERACTIVE CALENDAR ITEMS AT WWW.GAZETTE.NET WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 The History of Turkish Cuisine and the Sultan’s Kitchen, noon-1 p.m., Sandy Spring Mu-

seum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. Free. 301-774-0022. Bloody Orators Toastmasters Club, 6-7 p.m., American Red Cross-Jerome H. Holland Laboratory, 15601 Crabbs Branch Way, Derwood. Develop public speaking and leadership skills in a positive, friendly environment. Free to guests. contact-614319@toastmastersclubs. org.

THURSDAY, OCT. 3 Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-7 p.m., Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St. Damascus. Free. 1-800-733-2767. Fables and Tables, 5:30-8 p.m., Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg. An evening of community caring and companionship by sharing a humble meal of soup and bread. $40 in advance. 301-315-1101. Toastmasters in Potomac, 6:45-8:30 p.m., Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolder Drive, Potomac. Gain confidence in public speaking. Free. Norbeck Toastmasters, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Sandy Spring Bank, 17801 Georgia Ave., Olney. For those interested in becoming a more effective communicator. 301-570-8318.

FRIDAY, OCT. 4 Bingo, 7 p.m., Upper Montgomery County

Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Road, Beallsville. Featuring Longaberger baskets filled with extras, Vera Bradley bags and cash. $20 for 20 games. 301-349-5719.

Meet the Author Book Signing and Presentation, 7-9 p.m., Potomac Presbyterian Church,

10301 River Road, Potomac. U.S. Navy Rear Adm. (retired) Terry McKnight will discuss and sign his book “Pirate Alley,” about fighting Somali pirates. $10 suggested donation. 301-


Meaningful Movies Olney, 7:30-10:30 p.m.,

Buffington/REMAX Building Community Room, 3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. The documentary “Harvest of Empire” reveals the direct connection between U.S. intervention in Latin America and immigration. Free. 301-570-0923. Red Molly, 8 p.m., BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Ger-

mantown. Trio of Americana and folk music. $25. “The Nerd” by Rockville Little Theater, 8 p.m., F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, also 8 p.m. Oct. 5 and 2 p.m. Oct. 6. $16 for students and seniors, $18 for other adults. 240-314-8690.

SATURDAY, OCT. 5 Scrapbooking and Stamping Yard Sale,

8 a.m.-1 p.m., Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St., Damascus. Benefits the Damascus Y Women’s Relay for Life Team. Free admission. 240-388-3117. Flea Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., MARC Commuter Parking Lot, Route 118 and Bowman Mill Drive, Germantown. Sponsored by the Germantown Historical Society, The Menare Foundation and Boy Scout Troop 1325. Free admission. Walk for Food Allergy, 9 a.m., Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Funds food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness. Free. Kristen.clemens@ Women’s Fellowship Kickoff, 9:30 a.m.noon, Neelsville Presbyterian Church, 20701 Frederick Road, Germantown. Fellowship, food and coffee featuring Charm City Limits, a country-bluegrass duo. Free. Kimberlynugent@ Down Syndrome Network Buddy Walk, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hadley’s Park, 12600 Falls Road, Potomac. A 1-mile walk with games, moon bounces, arts and crafts and refreshments. $15

for adults, $5 for children. 301-502-2041. Wild Game Dinner, 4-8 p.m., Lois Green/ Sligo Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, 8721 Snouffer School Road, Gaithersburg. $15. 301-869-4943. Eddie from Ohio, 5 p.m., BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. Has received WAMMIES for “Best Contemporary Folk Group” six times. $32. Sadie Hawkins Barn Dance, 7-11 p.m., Alfio’s Restaurant, 4515 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase. Transportation provided to Clarksburg for the Junior Women’s Club of Chevy Chase dance, which benefits A Wider Circle. $25. 240223-7426. The Sunrise Quartet, 8-10 p.m., Latvian Lutheran Church, 400 Hurley Ave., Rockville. $20.

SUNDAY, OCT. 6 Izaak Walton League Rockville Youth Conservation Fall Fest, 1-4 p.m., 18301 Waring

Station Road, Germantown. Enjoy autumnthemed treats and crafts. Free. iwlar.youth.

MONDAY, OCT. 7 Pain Connection DMV Chronic Pain Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m., 12320 Parklawn Drive,

Rockville. Laurel Rubinstein from Village Green Apothecary will speak on “Nutrition and Chronic Pain.” 301-309-2444.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9 History as Beer: Recreating Local Traditions, 6:30-8 p.m., Sandy Spring Museum,

17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. Learn the history of brewing in Washington, D.C., and how historical records can be used to recreate a delicious past. Ages 21 and up. $10. 301-7740022.

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NEW HOMES Some familiar sections in The Gazette have new homes. Our B section combines the Sports and Arts & Entertainment sections. The A section includes the School Life page. Next week, Celebrations (our free listings of weddings, engagements and anniversaries) moves into the A section, as well.

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Childhood cancer survivor wins college scholarship musicians, makeup artists and hotel representatives will be available to meet one-on-one with attendees. Brides-to-be can sample cuisine from local caterers and learn about the latest bridal fashions and wedding trends. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day. The event at The Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $5 per person. For more information, call 301-258-6425.


After beating a two-year cancer battle in August 2013, 18-year-old Neha Kundagrami had another reason to rejoice when she found out she was a recipient of a college scholarship from the National Children’s Cancer Society. Beyond the Cure, a program run by the organization, aims to aid young cancer survivors as they move forward in their lives. The longtime Gaithersburg resident and University of Maryland freshman, was one of 38 students from across the country to receive a grant from the program. In early July 2013, Kundagrami was awarded $4,000 to be divided per semester for the current school year. “I was extremely excited,” she said about winning the scholarship. “Four-thousand dollars is nothing to ignore. It is a huge amount of money.” Back in August 2011, however, Kundagrami’s focus was on something else: her cancer diagnosis. In the months before, the rising high school junior had noticed a bump on her head, and after several missed calls by physicians, doctors at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center finally confirmed the shocking discovery that she had Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on her head and in her neck. “It’s not something you would ever envision for yourself,” she said. “Cancer was not a part of my vocabulary. No one in my family had ever had cancer.” Chemotherapy treatment began the day after Kundagrami’s diagnosis, causing her to miss more than three quarters of her junior year at Richard Montgomery High School. Splitting time between the hospital and home, she still managed to graduate from the International Baccalaureate Program at her school and successfully pass five Advanced Placement exams. She graduated on time with her class in 2013. In the future, Kundagrami would like to become a pediatric oncologist, helping children face and overcome the same obstacles that she did. Despite her daunting struggle, Kundagrami emerged with a positive outlook. “I call it the worst, best thing that every happened to me,” she said. “It has taught me so much. You can’t change the cards life hands you, but you

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Neha Kundagrami, 18, a freshman at the University of Maryland, is pictured on Sept. 27 at the College Park campus. can change the way you play the game.”

Talent search for MLK Day celebration Montgomery County is looking for talented county residents to perform at the county’s 20th anniversary and tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will be held on Jan. 20, 2014, at the music center at Strathmore in Bethesda. Performers of the spoken word, musical selections, creative dance, instrumental selections and skits are all welcome to try out at auditions, which will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the music building’s recital hall at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. To schedule an audition, email Rachel Reed at by Oct. 8. For more information, call Carmen Poston-Farmer at 240567-5253 or Yvonne Stephens at 240-567-4203.

Suburban Hospital honors Gaithersburg nurse Suburban Hospital in Bethesda recently honored Gaithersburg resident Aleykutty Vetticad as the recipient of the James A. Brown Award for Excellence in Oncology Care. Vetticad, a registered nurse who has worked in the hospi-

tal’s oncology unit for 35 years, was selected because of her consistently demonstrated skill and compassion in the workplace, according to the hospital news release. The Brown Award, established in honor of the hospital’s Dr. James A. Brown, recognizes a nurse who goes above and beyond as a patient advocate, exhibiting exemplary compassion and empathy in communicating with oncology patients and their families.

Derwood author will hold book signing Author Thomas A. McLoughlin will be on hand to sign copies of his book, “Failure is the Only Option”, at a Rockville coffee shop Saturday. McLoughlin, a Derwood resident, will be available at Caribou Coffee, 5562 Norbeck Road, Rockville, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, email Michelle Whitman at or call 877-727-0697.

Bridal showcase comes to the Kentlands Mansion Plan a dream wedding all in one day at the Kentlands Mansion Fall Bridal Showcase on Oct. 20. A variety of wedding vendors, including caterers, photographers, event planners,

Northwest High School will host and perform in a marching band competition on Oct. 12. The school will host several other bands from around the tri-state area. They will be judged on music, originality, percussion, color guard and visuals. Marching bands from Watkins Mill High School and Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg will also attend the competition at Northwest. Tickets for attendees ages 8 and up cost $12 and can be bought at Northwest’s ticket booth. Attendees age 7 and under are admitted free of charge. All ticket proceeds will fund Northwest High School’s Marching Jaguars’ trip to the national marching band competition in New Jersey.

In the service Army National Guard Pvt. Kalen L. Hicks has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine-week training period, Hicks studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, and field tactics, among others. He is a 2012 graduate of Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg.

Oktoberfest returns to the Kentlands Oktoberfest at the Kentlands comes back for its 22nd annual family-friendly celebration on Oct. 13. From noon to 5 p.m., attendees can enjoy the wine terrace, beer garden, food vendors, and performances by the Alte Kameraden German band and Alt-Washingtonia Bavarian dancers at the Old Farm, near the Kentlands Mansion. Guests can also travel to Main Street in the Kentlands, which features live music, community groups, artists, crafters,

a business expo, chalk artists, children’s craft activities and many restaurants. A trolley and marked walking paths will connect the Kentlands Village Green, the grounds of the Kentlands Mansion, Main Street and Market Square so that festival goers can take part in all of the activities. Admission and parking are free. Free and wheelchair accessible shuttle service will run regularly during festival hours to and from satellite parking at 101 and 200 Orchard Ridge Drive, just off Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg. For more information, call 301-258-6350 or email Lauren Neal at lneal@gaithersburgmd. gov.

recommended for the area. As a result, Montgomery Parks is proposed adding sections of Cabin John Regional Park to the program and is accepting public comment on the proposal through October 25. Comments must include a valid name and address, and will be posted online at www. for public review. Comments may also be submitted by email to MCP-deermanagement MNCPPC Montgomery Parks, Deer Management Initiatives, 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown, MD 20876.

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On Saturday, the Casey Health Institute will unveil a new state-of-the-art primary care clinic and wellness center. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Institute will celebrate the opening of the center by offering exercise classes and health awareness workshops. Keynote speaker John Schumacher, founder and director of Unity Woods Yoga Studio, will talk about “The Therapeutic Aspects of Iyengar Yoga.” The Casey Health Institute is located at 800 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. For more information, contact Barb Gallagher at 301-355-2023 or email

The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County will mark its eighth anniversary Sunday with an open house. The celebration will take place at the group’s cat shelter and adoption facility, 12 Park Ave., and run from 1 to 4 p.m. Refreshments also will be served. For more information, call the events line at 301-740-2511 or email

Deer management begins in county parks Several Montgomery Parks will be closed intermittently starting Oct. 28 through February when the deer management operations season begins. There is also a proposal to add Cabin John Regional Park to the program. Lottery-based and cooperative managed deer hunts, as well as park police-based sharpshooting, will take place in 27 parks in the Montgomery Parks system. For a complete schedule of park closure dates and times, visit: All of the deer harvested from the program are transported to a processing facility and the meat donated to local food disbursement organizations. Last year, approximately 16,000 pounds of processed venison was donated to the National Capital Area Food Bank. For more details on the lottery-based programs are available at Cabin John Regional Park has seen an explosion in deer recently -- a study indicated that 125 to 150 deer inhabit the 514 acres of parkland located within the boundary of Interstate 270, Democracy Boulevard and Seven Locks Road, which is three times the density

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DEATHS Roger B. Gregory Roger B. Gregory, 79, of Germantown, died Sept. 22, 2013. A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, 610 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Roy W. Barber Funeral Home in Laytonsville handled the arrangements.

Julia H. Moxley Julia H. Moxley, 95, formerly of Gaithersburg, died Sept. 25, 2013. A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at Homewood Crumland Farms, 7407 Willow Road, Frederick. Roy W. Barber Funeral Home of Laytonsville handled the arrangements.

Shirley L. Whipp Shirley L. Whipp, 72, of Rockville, died Sept. 28, 2013. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at DeVol Funeral Home in Gaithersburg.

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Election to be held Nov. 2 BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER

Even though they’re running unopposed in the city’s November elections, Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and City Councilmen Henry Marraffa and Mike Sesma have said they will continue to campaign, but on a smaller scale. On the way to his fifth mayoral term, Katz, 63, said he will prepare for Election Day by updating his campaign website,, within the next week and handing out printed material to voters at the polls. With no competitor, Katz said he has no fundraising goal and expects to keep campaign expenses to a minimum, using money he already has. He is willing to meet with anyone who wants to learn more about him or discuss issues. The first round of campaign finance reports, which cover all transactions from Jan. 1, 2013, to Sept. 19,

2013, showed that Katz received $100 in contributions and had $2,874.78 in the bank, left from previous elections. He had spent about $30 to keep his website up and running. Elections will be held Nov. 5 and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. City Hall also will be open for early voting on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Nov. 2 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There are six council seats, including the mayor. The other three are not up for election until 2015. They serve four-year terms. Marraffa, 75, has held a council seat since 1995. He said that during his campaign, he mainly hopes to encourage city residents to show up at the polls. “I want to keep encouraging people to come out and vote,” he said. “Even in an unopposed election, people should do their democratic duty and come out to support the city.” Marraffa said he has been giving out yard signs. His campaign fi-

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nance report showed him with $128 in the bank and $500 in contributions. That’s about what he spent to buy $636 worth of yard signs. Sesma, 60, has served on Gaithersburg’s council since 2005. He said he likely only will put campaign signs around the city. “In the past, I’ve done very active campaigning by knocking on doors, going to events and meeting people,” he said. “This time around, there isn’t a lot of need to do that.” Sesma’s campaign finance report showed that he had not received any contributions thus far. He said the almost $500 in his campaign account will be sufficient to cover his expenses. The candidates’ campaign plans might be small, but they have big hopes and expectations for the city in their upcoming terms. Katz said he wants to ensure that the city remains debt free and maintain good relationships with other levels of government and agencies. Sesma and Marraffa pointed to

A monarch for the monarchs Mary Ann Jung of Arnold (left) performs as Queen Elizabeth I for the Hospice Caring celebration of their new gardens Tuesday at the Summit Hall Farm in Gaithersburg. Peter Bracken (center) of Rappahannock and his father Pete Bracken from Gaithersburg participate in the performance, rolling up their pants as Jung presents a history of proper attire for her period.

Brasserie Beck will open in former O’Donnell’s Sea Grill spot BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER

Gaithersburg will gain a new eatery when chef and owner Robert Wiedmaier opens a second location of Brasserie Beck in the Kentlands in early 2014. With a location already in Bethesda, Brasserie Beck is known for its extensive Belgian beer list, mussels, beef carbonnade, steak and frites, tagliatelle with wild boar ragu, and other entrees. The restaurant, located at 311 Kentlands Blvd., will occupy the space formerly belonging to O’Donnell’s Sea Grill, which had been a longtime community staple. City Manager Tony Tomasello said he thinks the restaurant will be an exciting addition. “People are ready for something different,” he said. “This restaurateur has been successful in other areas, so I think people are pretty curious.” Wiedmaier’s RW Restaurant Group also includes Mussel Bar & Grille in Bethesda, Arlington and Atlantic City, Wildwood Kitchen in Bethesda, Brabo in Alexandria, and Marcel’s and Brasserie Beck in Bethesda.

economic development as a big issue for the coming years. In the almost 20 years he’s been with the city, Marraffa said, he’s had a hand in many development projects, like the Kentlands, the Lakelands and Washington Rio. He intends on making sure the older ones last. “Places like Olde Town and Lake Forest — they all need work,” he said. “They’re incomplete and I want to finish them.” Sesma said the city needs to keep homegrown businesses and attract others to come, while preserving the city’s quality of life. Officials said they want to stay connected with the community at large. “It’s important to keep dialogue open with all of the citizens of Gaithersburg,” Katz said. “I’m someone who gives out my cellphone number fairly often, so people can communicate with us and we can be as effective as possible.”


Hospice Caring celebrated the opening of the Children’s Garden and Rose Garden on Tuesday at Hospice Caring’s Cottage, 518 S. Frederick Ave. with a theatrical performance fundraiser. Actress Mary Ann Jung portrayed Queen Elizabeth I in her own performance about the monarch’s life. The show gave the audience a look at

Renaissance food, clothing, pastimes, manners and dancing. The event launched the The Gardens Catalogue which gave attendees the opportunity to sponsor items such as butterfly houses and sculptures and donate to the upkeep of the grounds. — JENN DAVIS

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He had been like an “uncle” to her — but that was before Bejarni Rivas allegedly paid a teenage girl’s mother to have sex with the girl. Rivas, 45 of Gaithersburg, did not show up to his trial, which had been scheduled to start Tuesday. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl A. McCally issued a bench warrant for his arrest, according to one of her clerks. “We’ll do everything we can to track him down,” Montgomery County Sheriff Darren Popkin said Tuesday, adding that his office’s Fugitive Unit was already looking into Rivas’ disappearance. “We’ll start with his local connections during our investigation but we’ll quickly turn national or interna-

tional if necessary,” he said. Sheriff’s deputies frequently have to track down fugitives who do not appear for their court dates, he said. According to Popkin, two recent examples include the case of Alma Preciado, who fled to Mexico to after being charged with theft, and David E. Fuster, a Bethesda dentist who fled to Mexico after a jury convicted him of sedating and then raping one of his patients, who was 15 years old at the time. After his arrest in March, Rivas was originally held on $500,000 bail, which was later reduced to $100,000. In April, Rivas, of Irish Court in Gaithersburg, posted bail of $100,000 at 10 percent — meaning he only had to pay $10,000, per a district court judge’s decision. He has been charged with 13 crimes, including conspiracy to commit child abuse, along with human trafficking, rape, sex offense, and other charges. Rivas had been a family friend to the victim’s family. The victim is 15 years old, but was 14 when the first instance of alleged abuse took place.

The Gazette is not identifying the victim or her mother to protect the girl’s identity. The mother, a 41-year-old Germantown woman, was found guilty of 10 crimes on Sept. 19, including child sex abuse, conspiracy to commit sex abuse, as well as rape, human trafficking and other charges. Prosecutors say she could receive more than 100 years in prison for the charges arrayed against her at her sentencing in November. In the first trial, jurors learned that there were two instances of alleged abuse. In the first, which took place in December at a clubhouse at the Georgian Colonies in Silver Spring, Rivas allegedly molested the girl. In the second, which took place in January, the girl’s mother told her that she had to have sex with him. “I’m not going to have sex with him,” the girl said she had told her mother, later adding, “I remember begging her, not to go with Bejarni.” “I’ve done bad things to make you have a good life, go with him,” the woman told the girl, court records

show. When the victim’s mother arranged a third meeting between the two in March, the girl fled to a relative’s house and called police. Hours later, when she texted her mother, her mother responded, “Goodbye ... take care,” prosecutors said in the mother’s trial. Theresa Chernosky, the mother’s public defender, had argued in court that the woman was not guilty, and that the girl had made up the allegations because she wanted to be free of her mother’s rules. Esteban Gergely, Rivas’ attorney, did not return a message left at his office Tuesday. “[Rivas] is charged with very serious crimes,” Montgomery County Public Affairs Director Ramon Korionoff said in an email. “It is our hope that ... he will be found and will appear before a judge and jury for trial on serious charges ranging from 3rd degree sex offense to human trafficking and rape.”

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Organization wants to collect more information BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER

The Humane Society of the United States will have more time to address issues surrounding the headquarters planned for property on Professional Drive. The society got approval from the Gaithersburg Planning Commission Sept. 25 to extend the public comment period surrounding the organization’s plans for development on its Professional Drive property. Rob Robinson, a city long-range planner, requested the extension, explaining the organization’s desire to further analyze issues brought up at an Aug. 19 hearing with Gaithersburg’s planning staff before they submit development and design recommendations. The Humane Society would also like to review the results of an upcoming city worksession on Oct. 14 that will look at the Frederick Avenue Corridor Capacity Study. In the organization’s letter to the city, it cited several issues needing consideration, including “the relationship of development on the site to the construction of the Watkins Mill interchange, the placement of buildings and uses on the site, and traffic generation, circulation, and capacity.” With the construction timeline of the interchange still relatively unknown, it has been difficult for the Humane Society to outline their own detailed development proposal, according to Humane Society Chief Financial Officer Thomas Waite. For that reason, the organization requested more time to plan. “Any new development in that area is tied to the interchange,” he said. “It makes it more difficult for us to plan because we are unsure of when the interchange will actually be constructed.” The new interchange will link two unfinished portions of Watkins Mill Road over Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg, less than a mile northwest of the Md. 355-Montgomery Village Avenue intersection. At the new interchange, drivers would be able to enter and exit I-270 from Watkins Mill Road. State Highway Administration spokesman Charlie Gischlar said construction on the interchange is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2016. Robinson said he supported and understood the reason for The Humane Society’s request. “I’d rather have them get as much information as possible before they make their recommendations,” he said. Waite also said that the Humane Society would like to put more thought into what its headquarters would look like on the property. As a result of the request approval, the Planning Commission has reopened its public comment period until 5 p.m. on Oct. 25 and the City Council has extended theirs until 5 p.m. on Nov. 27. The organization has been discussing two possible options for their current site. According to city documents, the first of two development options would allow the organization to build up to 342,000 square feet of commercial space for a corporate campus. The second option would allow 300,000 square feet of commercial use and up to 300 residential units. Either option will require moving the existing buildings on the site, said Robinson. Development would only begin after construction has started on the Watkins Mill interchange, according to city documents.


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Montgomery SAT Homeless man gets 14 years in prison for robberies scores show rises, falls ‘The world of drugs was n



Michael Durso, Montgomery County Board of Education member High School’s score rose 57 points to 1582 with the greatest increase and Seneca Valley High School’s score fell 75 points to 1447 for the greatest decrease. Rockville High Principal Billie-Jean Bensen said the school formed a team last year that worked to identify students who, based on their course work and PSAT participation, would be good candidates for the SAT but had not yet taken the test. “We’re certainly continuing that this year,” she said. Marc Cohen, Seneca Valley High’s principal, said his initial reaction to the decrease in his school’s scores was “disappointment.” The school, however, saw a nearly 110-point increase the year before, he said. Cohen said he meets with the school’s SAT and ACT committee on a regular basis and that over the next few months they will discuss what might have changed to affect this year’s scores and what interventions they believe led to the increase last year. The SAT data, Cohen said, will “push us to ask questions.”



Mary Lynn Keyes doesn’t remember much of what happened on April 11 when she was attacked and robbed while she was getting her mail. But in court on Thursday, facing Elwood Martin, who pleaded guilty to the assault and to robbing other Germantown women earlier this year, she recounted what she could recall: an arm coming up behind her, the force of the attack, the same dizzying, spinning sensation that she felt as a 6-year-old when she almost drowned. “My attacker set no boundaries, placed no limit on the injuries he inflicted — the damage only limited by the fact that he got what he wanted quickly,” she said. Prosecutors say Keyes, 58,

the ankle bracelet placed him in the vicinity of where the crimes occurred, Montgomery County Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Chaikin said. Shortly before sentencing Martin, Weinstein told the victims, “He probably never had a shot from the day he was born.” “I get frustrated seeing people like Mr. Martin,” he said. “I have to send him to jail.” In some cases, Martin took women’s purses without actually assaulting them, but in two of the cases, the crimes involved force. In Keyes’ case, it was a brutal attack that left her sitting in a pile of her mail, spattered with her blood, thinking Martin was going to kill her. “Oh my God, I could die,” Keyes remembered thinking, she said, in an interview. The attack left her with a long cut inside her mouth which had to be stitched up, and nerve damage, she said. She also had a cut above her eye that went to the bone, and a wrenched shoulder. Months after the attack, the pain still hasn’t disappeared, she said.

Those were just some of the physical injuries — now, she talks to herself to give herself courage in the dark, and locks the doors as soon as she gets in her car. Adam Harris, Martin’s public defender, said that Martin’s crimes stemmed from a lifetime of drug addiction. “The only thing on his mind was getting high,” Harris said. He had asked Weinstein to sentence Martin to 10 years in prison. “The world of drugs was the world he knew,” Harris said. When he spoke, Martin apologized to three of the women he robbed or tried to rob who were at the sentencing. He said he first began smoking marijuana when he was 12, continuing until he was 18, when he also began using PCP and cocaine. “I know I hurt people. I wouldn’t want anyone to do that to my family. I don’t know how much good it’s going to do, but I’m sorry,” said Martin, a slim, bearded man with a short afro.


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Montgomery County Public Schools’ 2013 SAT results showed movement in both African-American and Hispanic students’ scores — but in different directions. African-American students’ average combined score rose to 1397 this year — eight points above last year’s score. From 2011 to 2012, AfricanAmerican students’ average score increased seven points. Hispanic students’ average combined score, however, fell 32 points this year after a six-point increase from 2011 to 2012. Both student groups scored significantly higher than their state and national peers this year. The county school system’s overall average combined score fell three points — from 1651 in 2012 to 1648 this year — but was still 11 points above the 2011 score. The SAT serves as a college placement exam and has a maximum score of 2400 across three areas: critical reading, mathematics and writing. African-American students’ scores improved in all three areas of the test. Hispanic students’ scores fell in all three. About 61 percent of the school system’s 2013 AfricanAmerican graduates took the SAT and about 47 percent of Hispanic graduates took the test — relatively the same as last year’s participation for both student groups. Superintendent Joshua P. Starr said in an interview Thursday that school system staff will sit down with principals and schools leaders to talk over the scores and evaluate what they did and did not do. “I’m concerned, I’m really concerned,” Starr said of the decline in Hispanic students’ scores. “I don’t understand why that drop exists.” Addressing the county school system’s overall combined score, Starr said, “We are essentially stable.” Starr said the school system has focused efforts toward helping students traditionally underrepresented in colleges, including African-American and Hispanic students. Montgomery County Board of Education member Michael Durso said he and others in the school system will need to take time to determine what these scores mean. “I think on the surface that’s disturbing,” said Durso, addressing Hispanic students’ scores. “I think deeper down I’d probably want to talk to some others and maybe talk to some people at the schools to get their impression.” He described “the whole SAT score phenomenon” as “fluid and unpredictable.” Durso, a former principal, said that in all three jurisdictions he’s worked in there were years when SAT scores would change without an apparent corresponding change of the school’s instruction. “Of all the issues we deal with in education, interpreting those scores is one of the more challenging ones,” he said. School board member Rebecca Smondrowski said she thinks the SAT scores are “one piece of a lot of different things” and that the SAT data will help the school board determine what questions it needs to ask. Smondrowski said the school system’s Hispanic students are “our fastest growing population.” “I’m not confident that we have the resources totally to keep up with the growth,” she said. She said the school system is working hard to target achievement gaps, but that this time that was not reflected in Hispanic students’ scores. Across the school system, four high schools increased their average combined score by 20 points or more, while eight decreased their scores by 20 points or more. Rockville

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of Germantown, was one of seven women who were victims of robberies, thefts, or attempted thefts and robberies by Martin earlier this year. Martin pleaded guilty to theft, assault and robbery in those cases in July. On Thursday, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Paul H. Weinstein sentenced Martin to 14 years in prison, suspending an additional 31 years, as Martin well as ordering him to serve five years of probation after his release from jail and undergo drug treatment. Police tied Martin, 29, to many of the crimes, in part because he was a homeless sex offender and had to wear an ankle bracelet so he could be monitored. Along with other evidence brought against him,



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District 19 incumbents set to campaign together — minus one Arora’s vote against gay marriage keeping him out of potential slate




Three District 19 state lawmakers — Dels. Bonnie L. Cullison and Benjamin F. Kramer, and Sen. Roger Manno — have confirmed they will campaign as a group for the upcoming election, excluding Del. Sam Arora. Although rumors of a possible Cullison-Kramer-Manno slate emerged early, Manno of Silver Spring wouldn’t confirm any plans at the time. But a photo that recently popped up on Manno’s Facebook page taken for collective

campaign materials shows him, Cullison and Kramer, without Arora. All four are Democrats. Asked about the photo, Manno repeatedly answered “Who?” at the mention of Arora’s name, as if the first-term delegate already was gone and forgotten. Arora angered supporters of same-sex marriage when he was the only member of the Montgomery County delegation to vote against the bill last year, despite initially pledging to back it. The bill had other significance to the county, which includes three of the seven openly gay House members — Cullison, Anne R. Kaiser and Heather R. Mizeur — and the only openly gay senator, Richard S. Madaleno Jr.

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Contacted for comment about the implications of his vote on gay marriage, Arora of Silver Spring refused to say more than “I am continuing to work on creating jobs and opportunity in Maryland.” Arora has not announced publiclyifhewillseekre-election. He said in August he planned to announce at summer’s end. On Thursday, he would say only that he will announce “soon.” The vote continues to bother the district’s incumbents, Kramer of Derwood said. “There was some concern amongst my colleagues and the discussion has, I think, been mostly around Del. Arora’s position and vote on equality, marriage equality,” Kramer said. “So, I think at the end of the day, that seemed to be rather prominent as an issue.” Whether Cullison, Kramer

State Sen. Roger Manno added this photo to his Facebook page, with Delegates Benjamin Kramer and Bonnie Cullison. The image lacks Del. Sam Arora. ROGER MANNO

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als, Kramer said. Under Maryland Election Law, a slate is a political committee of two or more candidates who join together to conduct and pay for joint campaign activities, formed through a filing with the state. Money can move between the members’ committees and the slate. Cullison of Aspen Hill said she, Kramer and Manno are “of the same mind,” reaffirming their plans to work for re-election in concert. Manno, Cullison and Kramer sang one another’s praises, but none has endorsed any other candidates in their district. District 19 includes all or parts of Aspen Hill, Glenmont and Silver Spring. The district has had internal dissent in the past. Manno, a former delegate, ran in the 2010 Democratic primary against former Sen. Michael G. Lenett, who

had fallen out of favor. “I hope that at some point in time, we’ll, whomever it may be that is serving in office in District 19, that there will be the opportunity to coalesce and work together as an entire group,” Kramer said. “That was problematic in the last election, and again, there seems to be a lack of unity as we approach campaign season for the coming election.” At least two other Democrats have committed to the District 19 race. Meloyde A. Berry of Silver Spring has filed to run for delegate. Maricé I. Morales of Silver Spring, a special assistant in Manno’s office has, too. Manno said he is not currently backing any candidates for the House besides Cullison and Kramer.

“That was problematic in the last election, and again, there seems to be a lack of unity as we approach campaign season for the coming election.” Benjamin F. Kramer, delegate


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On September 27, 2013,

Theodore Ray Muse

was called home to be with the Lord. He was the son of the late Louis and Iretha Muse of Halifax, VA. Theodore was preceded in death by his beloved sister Betty Gail Jordan and his granddaughter Kadijah Waliullah Gilbert. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Rebecca Muse, daughter Thealisha Muse, daughter Michelle Cook, sons Donald Ramey, Steven Tarbell, Thomas Kelly, Robert Tarbell. He is survived by his sisters: Lois Wallace, Geraldine Davis and Yetta Patterson, and his brothers: Tyrone Muse, Kevin Muse, Dwight Muse and Eric Muse. Friends will be received by the family on Thursday, October 3, 2013, from 7-9pm at Thomas Tabernacle Holiness Church of God located at: 517 S Market St, Frederick, MD. Funeral services Saturday, October 5 5, 2013 12:00 viewing and 1:00 Service at New Zion Baptist Church: 7107 Chatham Rd, Nathalie VA 24577. Services provided by Dunn & Sons, Washington, DC. Please send flowers to Dunn and Sons Funeral Home of Halifax, VA: 540 North Main Street, Halifax, VA 24558



Obituary Frances Olivia Reeder

passed away on September 7, 2013 in Gaithersburg, MD at the age of 95. She is survived by her sister Catherine Winifred Newman, one nephew, two nieces, four great nieces and three great great nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings William Claude Reeder, Doris Lee Heefner, and Marshall Welch Reeder. Ms. Reeder served as a nurse in the United States Army and Walter Reed Hospital Blood Bank from 1942 to 1979. She lived at Grosvenor Place, Rockville, MD prior to moving to Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD. She was a member of Woodside Methodist Church. Memorial services will be in her hometown of Hustontown, PA. Contributions in her memory can be made to Wounded Warrior Project or Our Military Kids. 1894855



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Youssef made his first solo flight in a Piper Warrior aircraft over the Montgomery County Airpark on Monday in Gaithersburg. Here, he performs his pre-flight checks.


Most teenagers dream of getting a car or throwing a big bash for their 16th birthday. For his special day, Youssef Selim set his sights high: flying an airplane solo for the first time. On Monday evening at dusk, the Urbana High School junior flew a PA-28-161 Piper Warrior plane without anyone else in the aircraft for two consecutive takeoffs and landings at Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg. The flight, which included two circles around the airport at an altitude of 1,500 feet, sealed Youssef’s position as one of the youngest pilots to fly solo in the area, according to his flight instructor. Following the flight, more than 40 friends and family members waited in the airpark’s cafe to surprise him with a celebratory dinner. “I’m pretty psyched,”

Youssef Selim of Urbana leaves the ground during his first solo flight. Youssef said about his accomplishment. After turning 16 on Saturday, the Urbana resident became eligible for his student pilot certificate, a document issued to pilots in training. It is a prerequisite to fly alone in the plane. To qualify, the pilot must be 16 years of age, demonstrate English language fluency and pass a flight physical administered by an aviation medical examiner, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s website. For his solo flight, Youssef’s flight instructor had to endorse the student pilot certificate, deeming his student competent

to fly on his own and giving written permission for the event to proceed. The FAA’s website says there is no minimum number of flight instructional hours to achieve the certificate or fly solo. The certificate carries certain restrictions, such as not being able to fly at night or take passengers. Montgomery County Airpark instructor Sharif Hidayat, who has been teaching Youssef since July 2013, said he was pleased with Youssef’s performance. “I would not have ever signed off on him if I didn’t think he was ready, and he proved he

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was,” he said. Hidayat said he hoped Youssef’s milestone would inspire other youths to learn about aviation and take advantage of the opportunities that the small airpark offers. Youssef reached this milestone at a young age, but it was years in the making. The International Baccalaureate student said aviation has intrigued him since childhood. He began taking lessons at age 12 at Frederick Flight Center Inc. Twice a week during the summer, Youssef attended three-hour training sessions that were split into ground and in-flight instruction. After taking lessons for a year and a half, Youssef took a break to make more time for school and football. He started


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training again this July, spending about three hours each week at the Montgomery County Airpark with Hidayat. “I feel free when I’m flying,” Youssef said. “You can see the world from up there. You can see it from a different perspective.” Learning to fly isn’t a cheap hobby, according to Selim’s mother, Hwaida Hassanein. A two-hour training session runs about $200 to $250. Youssef belongs to the Octopus Flying Club, a nonprofit organization at the Gaithersburg airpark. The group has helped offset training expenses, Hassanein said. By paying a monthly fee of $75, Youssef gets access to three planes at the airpark, which he

can fly at any time. There is still an hourly rate to use the aircraft, but the price is lower because of the club membership. Hassanein said she is proud of her son, but was glad he was safely back on the ground. “I am so relieved,” she said right after the flight. “I was counting down the seconds until he touched back down.” The young pilot doesn’t plan on stopping here. When he turns 17, he will be eligible to fly crosscross country on his own, and can take another step toward his ultimate goal of making a career out of his hobby. “I’d like to become a commercial pilot, without a doubt,” he said.


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Fifteen shiny new bikes lined up, ready to roll, as the county unveiled its 14 Capital Bikeshare stations Friday. The first Capital Bikeshare station in Maryland opened in Rockville with city and state officials hosting a grand opening event at the station, located at the corner of Maryland and Montgomery avenues. The Rockville station is one of 14 stations opening in Montgomery County Friday with 51 total planned to span the area. The expansion of Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C., marks the first bike-sharing program in Maryland. The network includes stations on both sides of Metro’s Red Line inside the Beltway, and stations clustered around the Rockville and Shady Grove Metro stations. “The sturdy red bikes are finally rolling into Bethesda, Rockville, and Silver Spring,” said Councilman Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) of Bethesda, chairman of the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee. “This is a significant step in creating a less car-centric culture. We want an environment that encourages healthier and greener mobility options and Bikeshare does just that.” Steve Friedman, a member of the county’s Pedestrian, Bicycle and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, biked up to the bikeshare launch, saying the advisory committee was happy to put its weight behind the program.


County Council members (from left) Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) of Bethesda, Valerie Ervin (D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring and Hans Riemer (D-At large) of Silver Spring pose on bikes in Courthouse Square in Rockville before a ribboncutting for the Capital Bikeshare stations opening in Montgomery County. “We support it and recognized the value of it,” Friedman said while sitting atop his own bicycle. To use the bikes, memberships for 24 hours or three days can be bought with a credit card directly at the station and monthly and yearlong memberships can be purchased online or over the phone. Within the membership time, bikes can be used free of charge as many times as necessary for 30-minute increments, with longer trips costing a small fee. One of the main draws of the program is that, unlike traditional bike rentals, bikes don’t have to be returned to the same place they were picked up. Instead, renters can leave the bike at the most convenient station to their travels. Maryland Secretary of Transportation James Smith attended Friday’s event, praising the county for taking the initia-

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Gaithersburg counseling center marks 35 years of helping families Last year number of clients topped 1,200





In its 35 years, Child Center and Adult Services in Gaithersburg has expanded its customer base from about 170 clients to more than 1,200 last year. The nonprofit’s success can be traced to the devotion of 83-year-old founder Maryrose Rogolsky and her mission to help people. While at the University of Chicago, Rogolsky — commonly known as “Posey” — didn’t intend to own a counseling center. It wasn’t until she was in graduate school, when she took her first job in a clinical program, that she realized what she wanted to pursue as a career. “The very first day that I saw a patient I thought, ‘This is it,’”

she said. “I knew that was what I’d like to do.” In 1978, Rogolsky established Child Center in a small office rented out of the Rockville Seventh-day Adventist Church. The immediate goal was to create a continuing education program for health professionals, focusing on children. With only three staff members, the nonprofit began by offering therapy programs to help children whose problems fell into one of three categories: family therapy, sex abuse and having parents in cults. Since then, the organization has changed the name to indicate its increase in adult patients, who now account for about 70 percent of its client base. It has expanded its services by adding both adult and child therapy services, communitybased programs and continuing education programs. The center is funded by insurance and client co-payments,

foundation grants, contracts with local governments and another nonprofit, donations and continuing education fees. It now employs about 25 licensed social workers, counselors and psychologists, a big jump from the original staff of three in 1978. In 2012, the staff served more than 620 patients of all ages dealing with grief from loss; separation or divorce; parenting or work issues; and common mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression. Aside from counseling provided at its Gaithersburg office, the organization also offers community-based programs. They include a Positive Aging Program to serve senior citizens; Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies to help pregnant women, new mothers and their children with depression; and programs to assist low-income patients at primary care clinics. The agency also offers free

support groups for people with diseases such as multiple sclerosis and six continuing education programs to train mental health professionals in the area. Through these external programs, it helped an additional 600 people, totaling more than 1,200 throughout last year. Child Center and Adult Services reported revenues of $1.02 million in 2011, according to its most recent available tax return, clearing about $17,000. It finished the year with a balance of $671,262. The organization continually strives “to make care available to people who otherwise would not be able to get it because of limitations of insurance, income [or] language,” said co-director Nancy Ebb. “That is truly our mission — to help people ... function in the world with dignity, with good relationships at home and help them be able to thrive on the

“The very first day that I saw a patient I thought, ‘This is it.’ I knew that was what I’d like to do,” says Maryrose Rogolsky, founder and president of Child Center and Adult Services in Gaithersburg. DAN GROSS/THE GAZETTE

playground, in school, in the workplace and in their families,” Ebb said. Child Center and Adult Services accepts many forms of insurance and offers a sliding fee scale to those who are uninsured, financed by earmarked money from donors. “That’s one of the most important, special things about us is that we provide help to many people who plain couldn’t find it

otherwise,” Ebb said. The center also emphasizes the rapidly growing need for services in several languages, and offers counseling in several foreign languages, including Spanish, German and Mandarin Chinese. “This is a community where either the minority is now the majority or it’s about to be, and we have many therapists who speak [other languages],” Ebb said. According to the most recent census data, 50.7 percent of Montgomery County residents reported being “other than non-Hispanic white,” which is classified as “Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian or Pacific Islander.” The county’s Latino population most recently was reported at 17 percent — a 64.4 percent increase in the last decade — and the Asian and Pacific Islander population at 13.9 percent, up 37.5 percent in the last decade. Rogolsky — who in 2003 was honored with the Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s annual Neal Potter Path of Achievement award for extraordinary senior citizens in the county — said she intends to continually expand and reform the organization to keep it running at least another 35 years. “The quality of work here is good and Posey is enormous fun to work with,” Ebb said with a smile. “We help people come alive after they’ve been living in the shadows, and that is incredible work.”

Obituary Shirley L. Whipp, 72 of Rockville, MD passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Born August 25, 1941 in Gaithersburg, MD, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Phelps and Beatrice Brown. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, John Whipp; a son Tim Whipp (Mandy) of Damascus, MD; a sister Barbara Snyder of Gaithersburg, MD and 3 grandchildren, Jason, Emily and Matthew. She was predeceased by her son John Michael Whipp and brother Pete Phelps of Iamsville, MD. Shirley was a graduate of Wheaton High School and a member of Rockville United Church. Memorial service will be held at the DeVol Funeral Home, Gaithersburg, MD on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations to JDRF, 1400 K Street NW, Suite 725, Washington, DC 20005.





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HURRY! Nominations itted must be subm by Monday, October 7th! “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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The $250 million sale of The Gazette, The Washington Post and other properties to a private investment company owned by CEO Jeffrey P. Bezos was completed Tuesday, executives said. The sale, announced in August, ends four generations of ownership of the flagship Post for the Graham family. The deal is “an exciting — and historic — opportunity” for the Post, Gazette and other entities sold, Donald E. Graham, CEO and board chairman of The Washington Post Co., wrote Tuesday in a letter to employees. Besides the Post and Gazette, the sale includes the Express newspaper, Southern Maryland


Continued from Page A-1 property. Spanning 9.54 acres, the property includes eight buildings. It can be linked to existing bike paths and walkways along Muddy Branch Road and Darnestown Road, a city press release said. Two environmental reports have been conducted on the property, one by the federal government about a decade ago, and one by Gaithersburg in September 2013. Both reports revealed a possible presence of asbestos and lead paint in some

Newspapers, the Fairfax County Times, the Spanish-language El Tiempo Latino newspaper, the Post’s printing plant in Springfield, Va., the Comprint printing plant in Laurel and several military publications. Other holdings will remain with The Washington Post Co., which will be changing its name. A new name has not yet been announced, and it is not yet known where that company will be headquartered, Rima Calderon, a spokeswoman for The Washington Post Co., said on Tuesday. Bezos’ investment company, Nash Holdings LLC, is not part of A spokesman for Bezos could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. Bezos, who has a reported net worth of $25 billion, founded Amazon in 1994. The company had revenue of $61.1 billion last year. of the buildings. “If we decide to demolish buildings, we will be sure to take extra care,” Tomasello said. He added that if any contaminants are found to be in the ground from past testing experiments, the federal government has agreed to eradicate the problem. The city has already set aside $1.4 million for the project in its Fiscal Year 2014 Capital Improvement Plan. It is expecting design and construction costs to surface in FY 2015 and FY 2016. After operating in Gaithersburg since 1975, the CPSC testing facility moved to a new Rockville location in 2011.

TOWN OF POOLESVILLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that there will be a Public Hearing before the Poolesville Planning Commission on October 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the Poolesville Town Hall, 19721 Beall Street, Poolesville, Maryland to consider the following items: 128984G

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Continued from Page A-1 an area of focus for the school system. “Anything we can do to promote the well-being and health of our kids, we will try to do,” he said. In a news release from the school system, Starr called sleep deprivation among adolescents “a public health and safety issue.” After studying the issue for 10 months starting in January, the 2013 Bell Times Work Group developed a report including different options for the school system regarding start and end times. The work group — which includes parents, students, principals, department leaders and others — gathered information through meeting with experts, studying experts’ research and examining what other comparable school systems have done, among other methods.

Starr made his recommendation based on a combination of two options. Starr said in a letter to the school board dated Oct. 8, 2013, that “data indicating that changing bell times increases student achievement is inconclusive.” The school system will ask for feedback to the recommendation through avenues including public meetings, focus groups and surveys before a final decision is made. Starr said in the Oct. 8 letter that input from low-income families and others who would potentially be “disproportionately affected” by the changes will be an important part of the system’s outreach. The school system will also look into what the changes would cost and how they might affect the system’s operations. The work group’s report cites a preliminary figure of about $11.5 million as the net annual transportation cost associated with one option Starr is recommending.

A full cost analysis is expected by spring 2014, according to the release. The recommendation to move middle school start times earlier would help the system use the same buses for several different routes, Starr said at the conference. The county school system currently has four different start times so it can reuse buses. Lengthening the elementary school day is “not just a logistical issue,” Starr said, but will also add more instructional time for the students that currently see the second-shortest elementary school day in the state. Starr and members of the work group will speak on the issue at the Oct. 8 county school board meeting. About 70 percent of high school parents who responded to a school system survey said they considered the current high school start time “too early,” according to the report. About 69 percent of those parents said they

wanted the start time 30 minutes or one hour later in the morning. Looking at a school system survey of high school students, the report says that students get an average of about 7 hours or less of sleep each night, compared to the nine hours that experts cited in the report recommend. “Important brain functions that are part of the learning process—the ability to complete abstract and complex tasks, develop working memory, and consolidate memories of information gathered during the day — are affected negatively by sleep depri-





Page A-13 vation,” the report said. The work group’s report also says sleep deprivation is associated with obesity, psychological problems and traffic accidents. One study of 18 Minnesota school districts that the work group reviewed said “less affluent” families were more likely to be affected by school start time changes in areas such as transportation and childcare. These families also often needed to change jobs. The report continues that, based on a spring 2013 school system survey, some students said they thought that, if school

started later, it might be harder for them to get a job and participate in after-school activities and athletics. John Matthews, the work group’s project manager, said that, in addition to forming school start time options, the group also recommended the school system incorporate “sleep education” into its curriculum. Mandi Mader — a work group member, a psychotherapist and a parent advocate for later start times — said she thinks the recommended delay of the high school start time would make “a huge difference.”

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Andrew Leddy

Do you think the schools are ignoring reading for STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math]?

Sure we do. I really think we need to up our requirements and give them more reading of the classics and emphasize writing on what they read.

n Age: 53 n Job title: English teacher, Springbrook High School, Silver Spring


n Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo. n Education: Bachelor of Arts, Russian Studies, University of Virginia, 1982; Master of Arts, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UVA, 1986; Masters of Teaching, Johns Hopkins University 2006


Andrew Leddy, an English teacher at Springbrook High School, Silver Spring, in his classroom on Friday.

n Favorite activity/vacation spot: Avid runner; Colorado mountain climber n Lesson to live by: “The imagination will not perform until it has been flooded by a vast torrent of reading.” Petronius (27-66 A.D.)

Andrew Leddy is an English teacher at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring. He was interviewed at the school Sept. 25. In an email you sent, you stressed the importance of reading for high school students. You wrote, “Simply put,

we are in the midst of a reading and knowledge crisis.” Can you tell me more about this?

[The students] are not reading, they simply don’t read. So I created a Springbrook Reading List. Last spring I asked every English teacher: tell me what you think are the most important books [for students] to read in high school. There were 18 teachers. This list is limited to novels. We need another for plays, poems and speeches.

So you turned the list into a poster [listing 60 books] and that is in every classroom?

The English Department created

the graphic. The larger the type size [on the poster], the more frequently the novel title was mentioned by teachers. This isn’t an absolute, its representing a real nice foundation in literature, a core of books we think are really important. Have you presented this to your class?

Oh yeah! The problem is, it’s as though they didn’t know these books were out there. What I didn’t want was for a kid to get out of school and say nobody ever told me to read. If they look at all the people who made this list and talk to them about it or ask why, that’s a

Do you have a favorite book on this

So much of what I’m into is things that are culturally significant. When they miss reading them they miss out on cultural allusions. Take Frankenstein [by Mary Shelley]. The idea of an experiment overtaking us. That’s relevant when you talk about science, genetically modified seed. It seems small but I think it’s big, the beginning of industrial agriculture, worries and fears. At the end it’s just a great chase story. Who is the monster? The creator or the created? What is your plan for the list?

At Back to School Night get every English teacher to talk about it. I want this to be schoolwide, to get parents to know the way to get into IB [International Baccalaureate] and AP [Advanced Placement], you need to read. I only have 45 minutes a day [with the students] so it’s about impressing on the student the need to read. I read a lot of books, one is “The Shallows” [by Nicholas Carr] about what the Internet is doing to our brains,

another is “The Dumbest Generation” [by Mark Bauerlein]. The evidence is that despite all the information [young people] have at their hands, they aren’t smart. I don’t want to be Chicken Little here, but I don’t want to understate it either. So what is the role of parents?

I can’t say it enough, parents need to be impressing upon students how important [reading] is. I defy the world to find a Nobel Laureate that did not start off with books. It’s about curiosity, it’s of enormous cultural importance, it’s a big deal. Everybody is saying they are going to college but I can say they would do much better [in college] if they start here. Is this a new mission for you?

In a sense it is. I’m getting really worried about this generation. We’re not getting the best citizens we could have. I would like to challenge other teachers, other schools, to come up with their own lists. It would be interesting to see [them], every school would be different. To see the Springbrook Reading List visit schools/springbrookhs.

“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

EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Baker students get firsthand career knowledge Eighth-grade students at Baker Middle School in Damascus got a head start making career choices at the school’s annual Career Day on Sept. 27. Almost two dozen parents, teachers and community members spent the morning at the school talking to students about what they do and the training it took to get where they are. Students selected five talks they would like to attend. They got to attend three of their choices. Each session lasted 30 minutes. “It was a fabulous day. We had a good bunch of presenters,” said Cindy Loweth, counseling secretary at Baker. “They kept the kids involved and answered lots of questions.” Among the 21 career professionals speaking with the students were teachers, medical professionals, business people, engineers, public safety chiefs, accountants, contractors and computer specialists.

Residents encouraged to participate in Walk to School Day County’s focus school for the event will be Kensington Parkwood Elementary School Students, parents and community members throughout


Jennifer McCloskey (far left), a civil engineer with the Department of Energy, gets ready to place a fifth tuna can on a structure built from toothpicks and soft candy by John T. Baker Middle School eighth-graders (seated at table, from left) Blake Schmaltz, 14, Jordan Anderson, 13, Jacob Hamrick, 14, and Ryan Commarota during a career day activity at the school. Algebra teacher Karen Emmerick (far right) points out the inevitable collapse, which is about to occur. Montgomery County will celebrate International Walk to School Day Oct. 9 by walking or bicycling to school as a healthy way to start the day. Walk to School Day was founded in 1997 as a way to bring community leaders and children together to promote more walkable communities, safer streets for walking and biking, healthier habits and cleaner air. It become “International” in 2000, when Canada and the United Kingdom joined with the U.S. to celebrate. Around the globe, International Walk to School Month brings together more



than 40 countries in recognition of the common interest in walking to school. The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, as part of National Bike Month. Nearly 1,000 local events in 49 states across the U.S. encouraged children to safely bicycle or walk to school. Last year, 47 schools in Montgomery County participated in Walk to School Day and this year all schools are encouraged to organize an event. Students who would like to participate but live too far from school are encouraged to

carpool part of the distance and walk the rest of the way. This year, the county’s focus school for the event will be Kensington Parkwood Elementary School, 4710 Saul Road, Kensington. For more information about Walk to School Day or organizing an event at a local school, contact Nadji Kirby, 240-7777169 or or visit the county’s website.

in responding to life’s stressors with clarity and balance. Attendees will be able to explore meditation practice first-hand. Suggested donation for the evening is $10, cash or check only. No reservations are necessary. For more information call 301675-3177.

Discussion on mindfulness to be held at Whitman HS

Montgomery County Public Schools, in collaboration with county and nonprofit partners, is scheduled to host a community forum on youth substance abuse and prevention from 6:30-9 p.m. Monday at Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Dr.,

Walt Whitman High School Stressbusters Committee invites parents and students of all ages to learn about and experience mindfulness and meditation at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Walt Whitman High School auditorium, 7100 Whittier Blvd.,

Bethesda. Tara Brach, founder of In-

sight Meditation Community of Washington, and U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan, (D-Ohio), author of “A Mindful Nation,” will lead a discussion: Cultivating Resilience: How Mindfulness Training can Benefit Students and the Adults who Nurture Them. They will share the growing body of empirical and anecdotal evidence on the benefits of mindfulness for youth, educators and parents both in the classroom and out, as well as how to use mindfulness to manifest our full potential and

MCPS to host forum on alcohol and drug abuse prevention


The event, titled “Time to Talk: Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Prevention Forum,” is being coordinated by MCPS, the Montgomery County Police Department, the Montgomery County Collaboration Council, the Montgomery County Alliance to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse and the Brave and Bold Coalition. There will be a resource fair, presentations, and a question-and-answer session. “Recognizing and preventing substance abuse in our children is a very important topic for our schools, our families, and our community at large,” said Superintendent of Schools Joshua P. Starr in a statement.

“It is an issue that will require us to collaborate on solutions that will help our young people making healthy choices, so they can lead productive lives.” Among those expected to speak at the event are Starr and other MCPS staff members, as well experts in the area of substance abuse and prevention, including: Dr. James M. Bjork, program officer, National Institute on Drug Abuse; Dr. Raymond Crowel, chief, Montgomery County Behavioral Health and Crisis Services; and Sgt. Keith Matthis, Montgomery County Police Department. To register for the forum visit

Norwood to host Secondary School Fair The 15th Annual Secondary School Fair is scheduled to be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Norwood School, 8821 River Road, Bethesda. Admission representatives from more than 100 day and boarding schools will be available to answer questions as well as provide information on the application process, tuition and financial aid, curricular and extracurricular offerings, class size and what makes their schools unique. Admission to the fair is free. For more information contact Cathy Russo at Norwood School, 301-841-2101, or email




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Digital overnment

The first in a two-part series

“They just don’t come to grips that newspapers have far greater readership than government websites.” Jack Murphy,

Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association executive director

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[Listservs in small communities] “are essentially the digital town square that much of the community is engaged with.” Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher, state delegate

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Garrett Park Mayor Peter Benjamin straightens items on the official town bulletin board inside the Garrett Park post office.


Continued from Page A-1 trade group, says newspapers are widely read and their websites visited far more often than local government sites. The debate is destined to rekindle in January, when the Maryland General Assembly reconvenes for its 2014 session. Government groups have an ally in Del. Jeffrey D. Waldstreicher (DDist. 18) of Kensington, whose 2013 session bill would have let local governments post most legal notices on their own websites. Similar bills in the legislature failed in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Several Montgomery County state legislators have signed on to past versions of the bills. Conversely, Sen. Karen S. Montgomery (D-Dist. 14) of Brookeville helped defeat a proposal in a Senate committee in 2011. She said in a recent interview that printed newspapers are valuable and more reliable resources than the electronic world, especially for older people. This year, the House Environmental Matters Committee referred Waldstreicher’s bill to “summer study,” or further discussion after the session. Waldstreicher said a compromise could come by figuring a reasonable transition from print to online, although he wasn’t ready to be specific. Jack Murphy, MDDC’s executive director, can’t imagine a middle ground if it means pulling back on newspaper notices. The association

firmly believes printed notices are effective in relaying information. “They just don’t come to grips that newspapers have far greater readership than government websites,” said Murphy, a former editor of The Gazette. Karen Acton, the president and CEO of Post-Newsweek Media LLC, which includes The Gazette, said some rural areas still use dial-up Internet access. Minorities and senior citizens, with less Internet access, would be disproportionately inconvenienced if they had to get information online, she said. Legal notices cover an array of government-related proceedings and proposals, such as annexations, charter amendments and zoning regulations. They give the public a chance to react and participate in the process. Lawmakers who support a shift in notices have proposed accommodations for those needing printed information. Governments would be required to mail printed copies of legal notices to anyone who signs up, at no charge. In addition, governments would have to annually buy a newspaper ad telling the public where to find future legal notices. Garrett Park Mayor Peter Benjamin backs Waldstreicher’s legalnotice bill. He thinks the current structure unfairly imposes a onesize-fits-all requirement. Residents there have several ways to stay apprised of their government: by email, an online listserv, a town newspaper, the town’s website, Ben-

jamin said. In addition, Garrett Park, with a population of about 1,000, has no home mail delivery. So, people regularly go to the post office, where the town hangs notices, Benjamin said. He objects to small governments being directed to spend money on an ad buried in the back of a larger regional newspaper. Listservs in small communities “are essentially the digital town square that much of the community is engaged with,” Waldstreicher said. But Murphy said larger municipalities need a good central repository for information. Legal notices in newspapers reach people who might not even know to look for them, he said. Money is an undercurrent in the battle. But Acton said communication, not money, is the driving force. For The Gazette, legal notices covered under the bill make up less than 2 percent of the newspaper’s advertising revenue. They’re sold at a lower rate than other ads. Other types of required legal notices in newspapers, such as for foreclosure auctions or people legally changing their name, come from private entities — usually lawyers — and are excluded from the bill. Those notices make up most of the ads in The Gazette’s business and politics edition, known as the Business Gazette. A Maryland Association of Counties chart shows that 15 counties and Baltimore City spent $1.9 million to publish legal notices in fiscal 2010. Spending from the other eight counties was not available.

Costs didn’t necessarily correspond to size. Montgomery County was listed at $213,894, about half as much as Anne Arundel County, despite having about twice Anne Arundel’s population. A Maryland Municipal League chart shows total legal-notice expenses for some municipalities covering fiscal years 2008 to 2010. Among them: Rockville ($41,000), Poolesville ($9,792) and Kensington ($4,000). Waldstreicher said his goal is “to save my municipalities money.” Sen. Montgomery, though, said newspapers are local businesses, too, and wondered why government wouldn’t help them survive. In written testimony earlier this year, Candice Donaho, MML’s director of governmental relations, wondered why newspapers claim to be the best source of information while their circulation drops “drastically year after year” and people turn more to the Internet. Media representatives counter that newspapers also post legal notices on their websites, which have many times more visits and clicks than government websites get, and on the press association’s website. The press has an essential civic duty of being a watchdog and ensuring transparency, said Acton, a former MDDC board president. Murphy sees an inherent flaw in the cost-saving claim driving recent bills: If everyone who reads legal notices asks for mailed printed copies, “it would be ferociously expensive.”

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The suburbs are wired. High-speed Internet access is available to more than nine of every 10 households in Montgomery County, making it one of the nation’s most connected communities. “Government [online] services will go where the technology enables,” said Gary H. Arlen, whose Bethesda-based research company Arlen Communications LLC has monitored industry and government information-technology trends for more than two decades. “We are one of those rare markets with multiple sources for broadband, both wired and wireless.” The Federal Communications Commission’s annual look at broadband penetration found cable-television services were within reach of 93 percent of Montgomery’s households and newer, fiber-optic conduits were available to 78 percent of the county’s homes last year. Commercial Internet service providers closely guard customer subscription data, but analysts say the pace of broadband access connections is accelerating nationwide. Seventy percent of adults have an Internet connection at home, up 4 percent from a year earlier, according to a survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project released in late August. As wireless phone companies upgrade their networks and adjust pricing, more customers are expected to access the Internet with wireless smartphones, tablets and other portable devices, analysts say. At the same time, gaps remain because of escalating monthly costs, the location of cables and transmission towers. “Anecdotally, there are places in my house where my wireless service doesn’t work, and I’ll walk 20 feet to another room and it does,” Arlen said. “Those are infrastructure issues that are beyond the grasp of local governments.” Reliability is improving. A separate federal study published last winter confirmed most Internet providers were delivering on the guarantees of speed — about 96 percent of the time, the advertised speed was being met during prime-use hours, when demand is greatest. As performance increases, so do prices, even in markets with fierce competition. That poses a problem for government services online, since some families have limited access, having to rely on often-crowded libraries or government centers for Internet-connected computers. A springtime Commerce Department report showed less than half of U.S. households with incomes less than $25,000 a year had broadband connections. “Clearly, there is the question of affordability,” Arlen said. “The poor can get exploited and can’t get access.” Maryland is one of six states participating in a test program funded by the FCC to provide wireless broadband access to the poor, similar to a generations-old “lifeline service” that subsidized dial-up telephone service. Findings are due within a year.



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An off-key salary proposal

Each year, before “American Idol” kicks its singing competition in high gear, the show focuses on the people who audition to be a part of the show. Though viewers see a number of talented singers progress, the show has capitalized on the clueless contestants who miss the high notes, who can’t keep a beat, who don’t know the lyrics. Something similar is playing out at the Council Office Building in Rockville. The Montgomery County Council has received a proposal to increase the salaries of the county executive and the nine members of the council. It is, sadly, an excellent example of political cluelessness. COMMISSION Under the proMISSES NOTES posal — submitted by a IN EXECUTIVE, commission seated to consider the compenCOUNCIL PAY sation levels of elected RAISES officials — the county executive’s pay would increase from $180,250 to $190,000 per year, a 5.4 percent increase. For the next three years of the executive’s term, he or she would get a pay increase equal to inflation. A council member’s salary would climb from $104,022 per year to $125,000, a 20 percent increase. Likewise, council members also would receive annual inflationbased raises for the remaining years of the term. The council president, elected by members of the council to one-year terms, would continue to receive a 10 percent increase over the council member’s base pay. Current officeholders would not see the raises unless they are re-elected in the November 2014 elections. And the raises are not a done deal. The council can accept the recommendations as they are, lower them or reject them. They should be rejected. According to the report that came with the commission’s recommendations, the county executive deserves the raise because of the complexity of running the county. It also noted that the Prince George’s County executive is paid more. “Both counties are part of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and share similar characteristics, but Montgomery County has a higher population; fairness dictates that the salary of the County Executive for Montgomery County be comparable to or slightly high than the County Executive salary for Prince George’s County.” In a perfect world, the comparison might make sense. But in this imperfect world, such a comparison just means the two counties will get into an endless cycle of one executive’s salary increase justifying the next one’s. For the council members, the same panel looked through the opposite end of the telescope. What other jurisdictions pay their legislative body was ignored in favor of far less tangible considerations: “The Councilmember salary should more accurately reflect the scope, complexity, and leadership responsibilities of the job and the value and the demands placed on the position by the community.” Curiously, while the commission believes Montgomery County Council members deserve to be paid $125,000 a year, it barely acknowledges that Fairfax County, Va., pays its supervisors $75,000. That county is a bit larger, and equally complex. By its earlier logic, the panel should be recommending the same salary, or slightly lower. No one should object that a county executive or County Council member should be well paid. It is a tough job. But such large pay increases now, when the region hasn’t convincingly escaped the Great Recession, is not much better than a tone deaf “American Idol” contestant. Except with the TV show, viewers can change the channel and such silliness is soon forgotten. These recommendations will be around, possibly for four more years, and taxpayers can’t switch them. Then there’s Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), who shared last month he felt “stuck” making $172,000 a year in Congress. There’s no reason to believe any of our council members feel similarly “stuck,” but Councilwoman Valerie Ervin (D-Dist. 5) of Takoma Park did say many people choose not to run for office because of concerns over whether they can make it work financially. The salary commission’s report says the county’s median household income is $95,000. Anyone interested in serving the people of Montgomery should be able to provide for his or her family comfortably. The council should recognize that they and the county executive are already paid handsomely. If they feel compelled to approve any increase, leave it to cost of living. That’s a tune almost everyone can sing.

The Gazette Karen Acton, President/Publisher


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month As state’s attorney and as sheriff for Montgomery County we review numbers and statistics daily. However, there is no number of which we are more proud than the number zero. That’s because we experienced zero domestic violence related homicides in this county in the entire calendar year of 2010 and the same so far this year. As a long-time prosecutor and a career sheriff, we are both painfully aware of the fact that all too often, if a woman living in this county were the victim of a homicide, it likely would have occurred during the course of a domestic violence incident. It is with this in mind, and because of our joint concern, we came together to attack this problem with innovative and holistic approaches; not only to address murders but also to address the associated problems of domestic abuse. On April 29, 2009, Montgomery

seek a life without abuse. The majority of them return multiple times for services. This program is meeting the needs of these families. The Montgomery County FJC has become the model of services for the entire mid-Atlantic region with innovations such as video links to the courts for protection orders, collaborations with private nonprofits and the generous support of more than 1,000 donors from the community and the corporate world to the FJC Foundation. We realize that the FJC may be our finest example of how public and private partnerships can together help us build a safer and more caring community. We would like to extend our appreciation to Verizon and Kaiser Permanente, among others, for their continued generosity and support of our efforts through the FJC Foundation. The Annual FJC Foundation’s Benefit Gala will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Bethesda Hy-

County opened the doors of the Family Justice Center and changed the way we, as a county, respond to domestic violence victims. No longer do victims have to travel from place to place, retelling their stories (often with children in tow) in order to seek protection, counseling, investigations of criminal acts, emergency and legal services. The new FJC relocated these services in one family-friendly space. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that in more than half of families affected by domestic violence, children witness the abuse. These children are at greater risk of entering child protective services, the juvenile justice system and later in life; the adult criminal justice system. The FJC has served nearly 5,000 victims and their children. [“County volunteers provide 24hour support to victims of sexual assault,” Sept. 4] These survivors

Texas has nothing on Maryland, except opportunity

President George W. Bush famously admonished his political foes, “Don’t mess with Texas.” But Texas now is messing with Maryland. Texas Governor Rick Perry is filling Maryland’s airwaves with 60-second spots aimed at luring many of Maryland’s residents and business owners to the Lone Star state. What is Texas’s allure? It certainly is not the climate. Maryland has four real seasons, with glorious springs and unforgettable autumns. Texas has two — hot and hotter (and more humid). It certainly is not the schools. K-12 public schools in Maryland, particularly in Montgomery and Howard counties, are some of the top rated in the country. Texas’s schools, with a few exceptions, are inferior. It certainly is not the colleges. Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland system are second to none in higher education, and they certainly are not second to any colleges and universities in Texas. It certainly is not transportation. Maryland is served by multiple world class airports and interstate highways that connect the state with the largest markets

and population centers in the country.Marylandhasoneofthe best ports (the port of Baltimore) inthewholecountry,connecting Maryland with the commerce of theworld.Texas’stransportation system does not measure up. It certainly is not the culture. Maryland’s cultural opportunities in the arts and sports compare very favorably to those in Texas. The Rangers and the Cowboys have nothing on the Orioles and the Ravens. But Texas trumps all of Maryland’s advantages in climate, culture, transportation and education with a single concept: Opportunity. Opportunity to start a business. Opportunity to grow a business. Opportunity to keep more of what that business earns. For the past five years, Maryland’s taxes have been increasing, and its business regulations have been multiplying. This business unfriendly environment has forced thousands of residents and small businesses to seek shelter out of state. Many of Maryland’s overtaxed upper bracket earners have moved across the river to more business-friendly Virginia, saving thousands in

yearly taxes, while reducing their businesses’ regulatory burdens. Indeed, between 2001 and 2010, more than 66,000 Marylanders fled the “Free State” (or more aptly, the “fee state,” as Gov. Perry refers to Maryland in his radio ads). Thousands more Marylanders are planning to follow suit this year, as some Maryland counties, like Montgomery, flirt with even more egregious business regulations, like a $15 minimum wage and even higher taxes on upper bracket earners. All the while, Texas’s business climate has become increasingly business-friendly, and it charges no state income tax. As Maryland has lost $5.5 billion in state income, as it has shed thousands of upper bracket earners and their businesses, Texas has gained $17.6 billion. While Texas understands that you can collect the golden eggs (jobs and tax revenues) produced by the golden goose (business), Maryland is about to learn that when you choke the golden goose, there are no more golden eggs.

Dan Bongino, Severna Park The writer is a Republican candidate for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District.

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Turn panhandlers into workers I refer to the news item, “Montgomery program tries to discourage donations to panhandlers” [Sept. 9]. These panhandlers pace along the median strips for several hours each day with a cardboard sign in hand. They are actually working long hours supporting themselves under difficult personal circumstances. Just look across the median strip to the sidewalk and one will find young people twirling signs asking people to visit a furniture store, or a gold jewelry shop, or some other commercial enterprise. This second category are paid by the businesses and from the economy point of view, they are contributing to society. Then, how do we convert the effort of the first category into an economic activity? The county (or city), businesses, and charities (representing donors) form a partnership and do the following: • Ban panhandling. • Give them jobs doing the same thing, i.e. pacing while holding a card board sign — but with a different message. • Pay them wages to compensate the earnings they would have made by their discontinued profession, viz., panhandling. For example, they can stand about 500 feet ahead of a red light camera or a speedzone camera warning drivers that there is such a camera. Another cardboard sign might say, “stop using cellphones while driving.” In general, we should look for ways to convert them into beneficial workers. Hold a contest and people will give ideas on how to use their skills in ways beneficial to the society.

Som Karamchetty, Potomac

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Why Baltimore is not Detroit

There was considerable rejoicing in Baltimore city this week when George Mason University released a study saying that, compared to Detroit, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Providence and San Bernardino, Baltimore is on “reasonably solid financial footing” and is demonstrating “financial resiliency.” Of course those other five cities are all basket cases (two are in bankruptcy), so being best of the lot isn’t so hot. The Baltimore Sun highlighted the parts of the report crediting Baltimore’s success to sound city management provided by a strong-mayor MY MARYLAND system which lets the city’s BLAIR LEE Board of Estimates (controlled by the mayor) write the city budget and run the city’s finances without interference from the City Council, which can only lower the spending levels, not increase them. But if you actually read the George Mason report it tells a much different story. What’s really keeping Baltimore afloat isn’t its mayor or its charter, it’s the billions of dollars the state of Maryland pours into the city every year. Baltimore runs on OPM: other people’s money. Much of what taxpayers in Maryland’s 23 counties send to Annapolis is recycled to Baltimore as direct and indirect state aid. Thanks to the city’s political muscle, decades of governors who were former Baltimore mayors (Schaefer, O’Malley) or city politicians (Mandel, Hughes) and a liberal state legislature, Baltimore now is the most subsidized city in America. State taxpayers pick up the tab for the city’s community college (other community colleges are mostly locally funded); for the city’s metrorail, metrobus and light rail operating and capital costs; for the city jail’s construction and operating costs (county jails are locally funded); 71 percent of the city’s K-12 school budget (the feds pay another 10 percent); all of the city’s social services costs; most of the

city’s road/bridge maintenance costs ($134 million a year); the operating and capital costs of what used to be the city’s port and airport (Friendship); annual grants to run the city’s zoo, museums, theaters, concert halls and libraries; and now the city wants the state to pay for its courts, as well. To help boost the city’s economy, the state located a host of state agencies and departments in Baltimore; paid for the Ravens and Orioles stadiums, the Convention Center, the Aquarium expansion, the Science Center, the Meyerhoff concert hall, the Hippodrome Theater, the Christopher Columbus Center, the Lyric, Center Stage, a new $1 billion school construction deal ($20 million a year for the next 30 years) and a new $2.5 billion light-rail system. Meanwhile, the city wants the state to participate in a $900 million convention center/ hotel/arena project in hopes that an NBA or NHL team will come if they (the state) build it. Then there are all the hidden state subsidies: historic tax credits to rehab city buildings (the city gets more than half), enterprise zone tax credits (Baltimore gets 61 percent of the state total), a special city cut of the state’s casino tax, a $79 million annual “disparity grant,” special police aid grants and impact aid that the counties don’t get, using state police to supplement the city’s police force, rebuilding the city’s failing wastewater treatment plants and scores of other subsidies embedded in state law. Ironically, on the same day that the George Mason study was released, so was an account of the city’s failed Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, which the state built for $30.6 million. The state also pays half ($2 million) of the annual operating costs and now is paying an additional $450,000 of the other half because the museum is a dud (the 150,000 estimated annual attendance turned out to be 38,000). But the city isn’t chipping in, and Baltimore state Sen. Bill Ferguson said, “The state has an obligation to ensure that the Reginald Lewis Museum continues to function.” An obligation? That’s the city’s pervasive attitude — the state owes us. When Martin O’Malley was mayor, the city foolishly spent $305 million building a Hilton Hotel that’s now going broke, costing the city $28 million a year by 2023. When asked recently about the Hil-

ton boondoggle, O’Malley blamed it on former Gov. Bob Ehrlich. Why? Because, said O’Malley, “You may recall, at the time, that we asked (and) we were told ‘no’ by the then-governor.” In other words, when O’Malley and the city tried to get the state to pay $305 million to build a loser hotel that private investors wouldn’t touch, Ehrlich dared saying “no.” You see, in Baltimore’s view, the city is entitled to special status. Baltimore doesn’t owe the state taxpayers any gratitude; state taxpayers owe Baltimore more assistance. When state and city assessors recently miscalculated city residents’ historic tax credits, costing them huge new taxes, city politicians argued that state taxpayers should pay the costs. And the city is lobbying Annapolis to shift city residents’ high auto insurance burden to suburban motorists. The audacity is stunning: When Detroit went bankrupt this summer, The Baltimore Sun editorialized “Why Baltimore Isn’t Detroit,” citing the city’s willingness “to make difficult decisions” without one word about the city’s massive state bailouts — the real reason why Baltimore isn’t Detroit! The city has benefited, so far, from the largess of liberal Montgomery state legislators who don’t mind raising Montgomery taxes and cutting its state aid to help the city, from P.G. lawmakers with whom the city shares the loot and from Baltimore County lawmakers who feel linked to the city as long as the city’s problems don’t flow across the county line. But things are changing: The city’s political muscle is dwindling (only 11 percent of the state’s population and 8.5 percent of the statewide vote), for the first time in memory there’s no Baltimore candidate running for governor, and federal spending cuts are squeezing the D.C.-area counties, which may not feel so charitable in the future. Living on other people’s money only works until the “other people” decide differently. When that happens, what’s Baltimore’s “Plan B”? Blair Lee is chairman of the board of Lee Development Group in Silver Spring and a regular commentator for WBAL radio. His column appears Fridays in the Business Gazette. His past columns are available at www. His email address is

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Questions to ask before council gets pay raise When considering the merits of the recommendation to raise by 17 percent the salaries of County Council members from $106,394 to $125,000, Montgomery County citizens might ask the following questions. When they do, they will certainly see that the answer is “no raise.” • The proposal, in effect, treats council membership as merely a “job” at which someone “works” for a “salary” which must be “raised” if not “adequate.” Is this in our country’s best traditions? Isn’t elected office in these United States not a “job” but a position of trust in which a citizen is placed by his or her fellow citizens to represent them? If we treat elected office as something less, are we trivializing the ideals of democracy and representative government on which our country is built? Will that cause us to lose them? $106,394 is more than enough to serve as our representative. • When considering the merits of this “raise,” citizens in this miserable economy — assuming they even have a job — should ask themselves when the last time was that they received a

“raise,” a raise of 17 percent no less? If county government is so large that council members must devote more time to it, might the answer be not to pay them more but to reduce the size of government? • Should so-called “constituent services” be factored into the equation since they are little more than electioneering on the taxpayer’s dime? • Finally, given that the council’s membership has been completely Democratic since 2006 and that the “citizens panel” which recommended the 17 percent increase consisted of six Democrats and one Republican, does it reflect and help maintain a healthy, two-party democracy if Democrats do nothing more than recommend more money for Democrats? Having suffered through Democrats gerrymandering themselves into control across Maryland government at all levels, must citizens also suffer through them bootstrapping raises for themselves in Montgomery County? How much oneparty dictatorship is enough?

Paul Schilling, Bethesda

Appalling policy on unusable fares I was appalled to read the letter from Michael Gooden and Margaret Nolan about Metro’s refusal transfer the value of unused (and unusable) farecards of seniors who are medically unable to use the fares remaining on their paper cards to the current Smartrip cards. No “free ride” or refund was requested. The writers obviously understand that they, or other family members who would receive such a transfer, would have to expend it at the going rate for riders in general, with no senior discount. And it is clear that the owners of the unusable tickets have no objection to such a transfer. The most benign explanation for Metro’s response is that some inexperienced staff member simply saw the “no refunds” policy and jumped to an incorrect conclusion. Equally plausible, unfortunately, is the conclusion that

Metro is just looking for a quick windfall in the form of unused cards. Response to the writers’ appeals suggests the latter scenario is closer to the truth. I don’t use public transportation extensively because my ability to walk and drive is, thankfully, fine at this time. My late husband could not drive, and his ability to get around on foot, Metro, and Ride On was legendary. I do use and appreciate the Senior Smartrip card when it is the most efficient or most economical way to get around. Based on Metro’s policy, I have concluded that at no time will I carry more than $10 on my Senior Smartrip card so that my family will not have to go through a similar frustrating dialogue with Metro. So I ask: Was Metro’s ruling financially sound, humanely equitable, or good public relations?

Mary L. Miers, Bethesda



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Continued from Page A-1 pass legislation to fund the government Monday night in an impasse over the health care reform law, it triggered plans for agencies to halt all but essential operations. For the Silver Spring-based Food and Drug Administration, 45 percent of its 13,000-member work force was scheduled for furlough, spokesman Steven Immergut said. Most of those reporting to work Tuesday are paid with user fees, money outside the budget, he said. The last time the government shut down in 1996, employees were eventually repaid for the closure. Whether employees will get back pay this time is up to Congress, said Jennifer Huergo, spokeswoman for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Reached Monday, Huergo said she was among those who would be furloughed during the shutdown. During the 1996 shutdown,

which lasted three weeks, contractors were not reimbursed. If all of Montgomery County’s residents employed by the federal government were out of work for one day, it would cost the county $500,000 in income tax revenue, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) said. Should the federal government not repay employees furloughed by the shutdown, he said it will affect actual county income tax revenue. To lessen the blow, Montgomery prepared for both federal furloughs by lowering its budgeted income tax revenue $60 million in fiscal 2014, he said. Whether $60 million is enough cushion, Leggett said remains to be seen. In 2011, federal jobs totaled 46,020 in Montgomery, according to county data. The U.S. Department of Labor estimated the number of federal jobs in both Montgomery and Frederick counties at 51,400 in August 2013. Many county residents work in federal jobs in Washington, D.C., or Northern Virginia. Of the county’s 971,771 residents recorded in the 2010 U.S. Cen-

Obituary Bernice Margaret Dyer Cole, 83, of Point Harbor, died Friday, September 20, 2013, in her residence. Mrs. Cole was born in Washington, DC and retired from WSSC as a mechanical shop manager. She was a member of Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church. She was predeceased by her parents James Martin and Margaret Jeanette Cooksey Dyer and her husbands Rudolph Kyano and John Cole. Surviving are four daughters: Deborah B. Valentin, Christine A. Burke, Sandra M. Sidman and Donna M. Coen; one sister: Carol Geriak and one brother: Joe Dyer; Grandchildren: James Martin, Amy Cole, Antoinette Agarwal, Debra Verma, Tony Valentin, Jesse Coen, Cassie Coen, Melanie Burke and Ryan Burke; Great grandchildren: Sierra Agarwal, Zane Agarwal, Aria Verma, Armaan Verma, Shannon Martin, Nicole Martin and Sawyer Burke, Madelaine Martin and Phoebe Cole. Mrs. Cole was predeceased by her brother Raymond Dyer. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, October 25, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. William F. Walsh, o.s.f.s.presiding. Burial will take place on a later date in Hilton Cemetery in Maryland. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church, P.O. Box 510, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at 1894843


sus, 72,492 worked for the federal government.

Federal agencies prepare contingency plans The National Institute of Standards and Technology is part of the Department of Commerce, which will keep only about 6,000 of its 46,000 employees on duty during the shutdown, according the department’s contingency plan. Most research at NIST was scheduled to cease as well as most research as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver Spring. Officials were meeting Tuesday to discuss closure, expecting the Gaithersburg office to close about 3 p.m. In Bethesda, the National Institutes of Health will continue patient care for current Clinical Center patients and provide animal care services to protect the health of its animals, according to information from the Office of Management and Budget. It will maintain only minimal staff to safeguard facilities and infrastructure and will not admit new patients unless deemed medically necessary by the NIH director, and will discontinue some veterinary services.

Contractors could see furloughs, bid delays Lockheed Martin is keeping its facilities open and employees will continue to receive pay and

benefits unless directed otherwise by customers, company officials said Tuesday in a statement. The impact on operations, work force and subcontractors during the shutdown “depends on individual contract terms,” Lockheed spokeswoman Jennifer Allen said. In fiscal 2012, Lockheed was the federal government’s largest single contractor with $37 billion in contract dollars obligated to the company, according to federal figures. About $3.7 billion in federal contractors to companies in the Washington region, which is more than 20 percent, were adversely affected by funding delays during the 1996 shutdown, according to a Congressional Research Service report. Nymeo Federal Credit Union, which has offices in Frederick, Gaithersburg, Germantown and Adelphi, will allow temporary reduced payment for loans and even skipped payments to customers who are furloughed due to a shutdown. While its offices in federal buildings such as at the National Institute of Standards and Technology will likely close, other branches will be open and have increased staff. Some contracts awarded by federal agencies are specified that awardees have the ability to find private funding for those projects. That’s the case with Rockville-based Standard Solar, which builds and installs solar electric systems, when it was recently selected by the U.S. Army

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 z Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center to develop photovoltaic solar systems on Army facilities. Standard Solar was one of 22 companies to be chosen under the Multiple Award Task Order Contracts program, which qualifies those businesses to compete for future solar projects. “The awarded companies have been qualified by the U.S. Army to have the capacity to bring private sector funding to each of the awarded projects, so funding is not impacted by government shutdowns or extended sequestrations,” said John Finnerty, director of business development for Standard Solar. The Greater Washington Board of Trade recommends companies that contract with the government confirm arrangements with regular contractors and suppliers in writing, and detailed documentation of correspondence should be kept in case future disagreements arise.

National park visitors asked to leave Visitors to national parks, including the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and Glen Echo parks in Montgomery County, were asked to leave Tuesday as Park Service employees worked to close and secure park facilities and grounds. The park service will suspend all activities during the shutdown, except those needed to respond to emergencies, and will furlough 21,379 of its 24,645 employees, according to Management and Budget data. Adventure Theatre MTC had to abandon its site in Glen Echo Park because of the shutdown, moving all activities to its Wintergreen Plaza location in Rockville, according to a news release. Adventure Theatre MTC provides children with theater classes, camps and productions.


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Work doesn’t stop there, however, as Crown developers have turned their attention to signage for the mega-center.

Michael J. Bobbitt, producing artistic director, said in a statement that the theater was prepared for the effect the shutdown would have on his organization. But he was also confident that lawmakers would find a way to fund the government before it required Adventure Theatre MTC to cancel performances. Not all government operations ground to a halt Tuesday, including the office of U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac. The U.S. Constitution mandates legislative operations continue and in response to a “constitutional duty” to represent District 6, Delaney’s Capitol Hill and district offices would remain open, the office said in a news release. Among the agencies open Tuesday was the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, based in Rockville. The commission had enough unspent funds from the previous year’s budget, which ended Monday, to keep it open and operating for one week, spokeswoman Holly Harrington said. Should the government remain unfunded for longer, the commission faced keeping about 90 percent, or all but 300 of its 4,000 total employees off the job. Most NRC employees, about 3,000, work in Rockville, Harrington said. The Department of Energy also had some money to stay open, spokesman Steven Thai said. While Department of Energy employees reported to work Tuesday, Thai said how long the agency could sustain operations was unknown. Department of Energy employees 13,814 workers and has a facility in Germantown. Once its money runs out, the agency plans to keep only 1,113 workers on the job along with 3,106 workers who are paid with funds from outside the general budget. At a Gaithersburg Planning Commission meeting on Sept. 25, commissioners unanimously approved a plan that will allow Bethesda-based Streetsense to install three types of signs throughout Downtown Crown. According to city documents, one primary monument sign will be placed at the development’s main entrance at the intersection of Fields Road and Sam Eig Highway, sitting parallel with the highway. Designed with curved grooves, the 40-foot long sign will have internal lighting, and the words “Crown” and “City of Gaithersburg” on the front. Secondary signs with the same curved groove design and light feature will be at Crown’s four entryways, the intersections of Ellington Boulevard and Fields Road, Crown Park Avenue and Alcott Place, Ellington Boulevard and Diamondback Drive, and Sam Eig Highway and Diamondback Drive. These three-dimensional rectangular prisms will stand about 10 to 15 feet high and have “Downtown Crown” etched on all four sides. Additionally, Downtown Crown’s parking garages will have mesh or vinyl hanging banners. At Garages A and B, on Copley Street and Alcott Place respectively, banners will project from the side of the building with metal support arms holding them in place. For Garage C on Copley Street, banners will hang flat against the building. Estimated costs for Crown signage were not discussed at the meeting or in city documents. At the same meeting, the Planning Commission approved a site plan for a community center in Crown Neighborhood 3 at the intersection of Decoverly Drive and Crown Park Avenue. Nestled on 2.35 acres, the center will be between 4,800 to 9,500 square feet and likely have two swimming pools, three hard surface areas including bocce ball and tennis courts, a playground, community gathering areas and a parking lot, according to city documents. Gardens, walking trails and bike paths will be placed throughout the property. A suggested Homeowner Association fee for the community amenities was not included in the proposal. Developers broke ground on the Crown project, built on the former Crown farm, in October of 2012. Aside from 320,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, the property will eventually be home to over 2,000 residential units.


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Tight end leaves Good Counsel, basketball behind and quickly excels at football BY


Stephon Jacob, who hadn’t played football in two years, went through the banner and saw the Damascus High School stands packed with more fans than he’d ever seen for one of his games. After playing basketball for two years at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Jacob was back home beside the friends with whom he’d grown up, and he just wanted to savor the moment before the 2012 opener against Clarksburg. “There’s no greater feeling than Friday nights in Damascus,” Jacob said.

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Rockville High School quarterback Chuck Reese throws a pass during the first half of Rockville’s game at Wheaton.


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Stephon Jacob (top, center), on defense, during Damascus High School football practice on Sept. 25.


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Since last season, the Rockville High School football team moved its starting quarterback to receiver, made the 5-foot-8, 140-pound junior varsity quarterback the varsity starter and completely changed its offense. By halftime of its first game, Rockville had

scored zero points. Rockville coach Seth Kenton said he scanned the locker room’s many concerned faces until his eyes met new starting quarterback Chuck Reese’s. Reese winked, Kenton said. That’s the moxie that convinced the coach to start Reese, and the junior has rewarded its faith, starting with leading a season-opening comeback win against Richard Montgomery. Reese is 116for-179 (65 percent) for 1,306 yards with 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions this season. “If you were to come to a game or come to practice, you would say which one is Chuck?” Kenton said. “It’s not going to be the first person you pick and go, ‘Oh, it’s that guy.’ It’s not that guy.”

As a freshman, Reese joined Rockville’s junior varsity team as an undersized and position-less player. He tried slot receiver, safety and even kicker. Eventually, he became the scout-team quarterback. “He ran our scout team to try to beat our first defense every day of practice,” said Jason Lomax, who wasthentheJVoffensivecoordinator.“Andyoucould see the fire and the drive. It was just in that little body. “There were many frustrating days for the firstteam defense, because he would go out there, and he would audible at the line, and he would do things that a normal, prototypical scout-team quarterback is not going to do. He’s out there literally like he’s

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Surviving on close calls Nolan has made the difference in three one-goal games for Churchill




Clare Nolan said she honestly didn’t remember the first one, the lone goal in a 1-0 season-opening win over Quince Orchard High School. She did remember the next two, the second against Walt Whitman and the third to top Poolesville, which ran her total to three game-winning goals in Winston Churchill’s opening five field hockey games. Simply put, the senior has an undeniable


nose for the goal. “The best word to describe Clare is hustle,” Churchill coach Cay Miller said. “She always goes all out and she’s dependable in high-pressure situations.” Keeping tune with Miller’s assessment of the tireless midfielder, it was Nolan’s hustle that landed her in the right place at the right time against the three teams which she struck. Though she claims not to recall the game’s lone goal when Churchill handed Quince Orchard its first of four one-goal losses thus far, the stats say she took a pass from Carly Kabelac and Annie Moshyedi,



Winston Churchill High School’s Clare Nolan and Bethesda-Chevy Chase’s Gigi Jones compete during Monday’s field hockey game.

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For the the third time in four years, the Gaithersburg High School football team is off to a 4-0 start. If the Trojans hope to replicate 2010, when they made their most recent trip to the 4A state semifinals, they will need the father-son team of Aaron and Kamonte Carter to keep up the good work in leading the defensive unit. Kamonte, a junior defensive end, knew years ago that he wanted to play for his father, Aaron, wherever that may be. “It has definitely been a dream come true to play for my dad,” Kamonte said. “I have grown up on the sideline at Gaithersburg and other schools when he was just starting his coaching career. As I got older, I knew I wanted to come play for my dad, because he always brought the best out of me when I played for him.” Aaron, the Trojans’ defensive coordinator, started all four years on defense for Gaithersburg during the 1970s before playing defensive end in college. Aaron’s alma

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Continued from Page B-1 Moments later, it got even better. Jacob recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff and returned it for a touchdown, raising the ball over his head as he ran the final 15 yards. “It was my adrenaline rushing, and it was just an amazing feeling,” Jacob said. Jacob drew a penalty for


Continued from Page B-1 found a way to get her stick on it and redirected it into the cage. The next came three games later against visiting Whitman, though this one came early, just 18 minutes into the first half. Junior forward Isabel Mangan found her so wide open on a cross that, despite Nolan fumbling around with the trap for a few seconds, she still managed to get a decent enough drive off to beat the Viking keeper. “She’s just on her game all the time,” said keeper Sophie Ascher, who had allowed just five goals in six games as of Sunday.

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his celebration, showing, for all his potential, he still had a few kinks to work out in his first high school football season. After beginning the year as a special teamer, Jacob earned steady roles as a tight end and outside linebacker. This season, he’s starting and excelling at both positions. “Now, he’s one of the top players in Maryland,” Damascus coach Eric Wallich said. Jacob transferred to Damascus and switched to foot-

ball from basketball to improve his chances at getting a college scholarship. So far, he hasn’t received an offer, but University of Virginia, Old Dominion, Appalachian State, Elon, James Madison, Richmond, Delaware, Coastal Carolina, Monmouth, Stony Brook, Albany, Duquesne, Towson and New Hampshire have all shown interest. Theseniormustprovehimself to college football coaches who hadn’t heard of him before last season. If how quickly Jacob im-

pressed Wallich is any indication, college offers should roll in soon. “A lot of times, basketball kids, when they haven’t played football, you don’t expect a lot of toughness from them,” Wallich said. “But he actually was very tough, and I think his best quality is how smart he is. You tell him one time, he locks it in his brain. He was like a sponge. He learned the offense and defense — pretty amazing for just one year.” Once Jacob acclimated to wearing pads, his talent began to

show, and a list of his best traits on the football field reads like a basketball scouting report: Athletic. Good hands. Long wingspan. Boxes out well. Ambidextrous. (Jacobs writes with both hands. Primarily, he dribbles and eats with his right hand and leads with his right shoulder, and he throws and shoots with his left hand and kicks with his left foot). By playing basketball and

football, Jacob might have delayed his first scholarship offer, but Wallich expects one will come soon. It’s not just that he has seen Jacob up close for more than a year, but Wallich has noticed how Montgomery County opponents have increasingly paid attention to Jacob and believes college recruiters will follow suit. “Any school that is scouting Damascus, he’s not under the radar to them,” Wallich said.

Nolan wasn’t quite done yet. Her final clutch moment came via the rebuilding Falcons in overtime, and she “didn’t even look at the goal.” “I just drove it and it went in,” she said. “I remember when we were going into overtime. I said, ‘We got this. We’re going to get this.’” And, as she always has this year, she did. Without Nolan working to get to where her teammates needed her to be, Churchill could have just as easily been 2-4 as it was 5-1 prior to Monday’s matchup with Bethesda-Chevy Chase, which very nearly upset Walter Johnson earlier in the week. “She’s similar to [Churchill

graduate] Jennifer Shim,” Miller said. “When everybody is out of gas,Clarekeepsgoing.That’sClare. She hustles as much as any of the best players that I’ve coached.” Ascher may not have to go through a lung-searing workout every game like her teammate does, but the goalie has been every bit as valuable to Churchill’s early season success. There would have been no Nolan gamewinner had Ascher not stuffed every last one of Quince Orchard’s shots. There would have been no Nolan game-winner had Ascher not kept Whitman scoreless. And there would have been no Nolan game-winner had she not limited Poolesville to just two goals after the Falcons pounded in 16 in the

two games prior. “We wouldn’t be the same team without Sophie,” Nolan said. “She’s unbelievable. It’s just such a nice feeling to know that we have Sophie back in goal.” The funny thing is that Miller didn’t know who would be starting in goal less than six weeks ago. Ascher had transferred from Brighton High in upstate New York, and Miller didn’t know all that much about her. She sifted through a few newspaper articles online but that was the extent of her knowledge. Compiling onto that was the new heat rules that prohibit keepers from dressing in full pads for much of the preseason. But Ascher did enough to earn

the starting spot by the first game, and she vindicated Miller’s choice with four consecutive shutouts to open the season. “Sophie has been incredible,” Miller said. “She’s a very strong player and she’s been stepping up this year.” One of the most important aspects of goalkeeping that Ascher has brought with her is not necessarily her ability to keep shots out of the net, but her penchant for keeping her defense constantly aware of where they need to be at all times. When Ascher first earned her starting spot, her platoon of defenders approached her and told her to be vocal, to make sure they are in the right position for

the attack she sees unfolding. “They know I’m not being mean when I tell them something,” Ascher said. “It’s just when I tell them that they have to move, they know they have to move.” Miller, while she said she is getting better at handling the stress of the overwhelming amount of close games, has admitted that the anxiety has died down a bit since the beginning of the year. But, just in case, how many game winners does Nolan have left in her? “I don’t know,” Nolan said with a laugh. “I hope enough to get us to 9-1.”


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playing in a game. He wants to win every day and everything we cover.” The next year, Reese became the starting JV quarterback when classmate Spencer Brigman moved up to the varsity as starting quarterback. During that season, Lomax met with his players about their long-term goals in the program. Seeing Brigman entrenched in frontofhim,ReesetoldLomaxhe’d do his best as the backup quarterback the following two seasons. Lomax admired Reese’s maturity, though he agreed the backup path looked inevitable for Reese. But this offseason, Kenton realized his team needed an edge after 1-9 and 0-10 seasons. Rockville has a lower enrollment than eight of the 10 schools on its schedule. The other two, Damascus and Poolesville, made the playoffs last season. Kenton promoted Lomax to varsity offensive coordinator, and Lomax implemented the up-tempo, four-receiver offensive he’d used on JV. During the summer passing league, Reese earned the starting job and since has helped engineer a 2-2 start. Reese’s diminutive build stands in even starker contrast to opposing defenders now that he’s on varsity. Is that intimidating? “No!” Reese said. “I’m not normally that easily intimated person. I don’t feel that intimated, because I trust my offensive line and I trust everybody around me to do their jobs.” That trust with teammates like Brigman, who has become one of Reese’s top targets, was forged while eating lunch together daily in Lomax’s office last year. In the summer, Reese hosted teammates at his house for video games, and they walked to workouts together afterward. “At Rockville, we have such a diverse background. We have Asian kids, Hispanic kids, black kids, white kids. And they all come from different economic backgrounds. They all come from all different kinds of religions. It’s just a melting pot at our school,” Lomax said. “And Chuck is able to reach into all those guys and be able to pull them in together and give them that family feel. That kind of quality alone is enough for him to lead our team.” Said Reese: “I’m just friendly with everybody. There’s not one type of person I wouldn’t want to talk to. For me, it’s always fun being social with people, making new friends, joking around with everybody.” But there was no joking while Rockville trailed Richard Montgomery 25-0. Reese said, “You could obviously see our fans putting their heads down, like, ‘Dang it. Not another 0-10 year.’” At that point, Lomax approached him and said it was time to step up. “He nodded. He said, ‘OK, we’re going to go score right now.’ And that’s what he did,” Lomax said. “From there, it was just a snowball going downhill. It just kept getting better and better every time he touched the ball.”


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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HOW THEY RANK The 10 best football teams in Montgomery County this week as ranked by The Gazette’s sports staff.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


Quince Orchard Cougars Good Counsel Falcons Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets Bullis Bulldogs Gaithersburg Trojans Wootton Patriots Paint Branch Panthers Northwest Jaguars Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles Poolesville Falcons

Record Points

4-0 60 3-3 54 3-1 47 3-1 42 4-0 37 3-1 30 4-0 24 3-1 18 3-1 12 3-1 3

Also receiving votes: Whitman 2 points; Sherwood 1 point.

LEADERS Top rushers

Carries Khalil Wilson, Einstein 53 Charles Lyles, Poolesville 89 Zac Morton, Whitman 89 Dage Davis, Geo. Prep 59 Devonte Williams, Bullis 67 Liam Duffy, R. Mont. 79 Chris Dawson, G. Counsel 75 Perry Stefanelli, G. Counsel 89 Kevin Joppy, Q. Orchard 53 E. Spottswood, Sherwood 72

Top passers

Cmp-Att. Sam Ellis, Wootton 93-145 Chuck Reese, Rockville 116-179 G. Cooper, P. Branch 56-100 Renzo Farfan, R. Mont. 55-95 Mike Murtaugh, Q. Orch. 39-61 Evan Smith, Whitman 35-65 Nick DeCarlo, G’burg 37-57 Raymond Burtnick, Blair 37-78 S. Morningstar, Pooles. 34-56 C. Hennessey, N’wood 41-77

Top receivers Joey Cornwell, Rockville Jibri Woods, Wootton Darrell Blue, Blair Trevon Diggs, Wootton Anthony Albert, Rockville Michael Scott, Kennedy Ryan Stango, P. Branch Elliott Davis, Q. Orchard Keon Paye, G. Counsel Javonn Curry, P. Branch

Catches 35 31 31 32 23 20 18 9 8 18

Yards 809 675 541 519 472 454 448 442 428 424

Avg. TDs 15.2 8 7.6 6 6.1 5 8.8 7 7.0 7 5.7 2 6.0 6 5.0 2 8.1 6 5.8 5

Yards 1319 1306 685 676 633 516 671 528 415 364 Yards 425 412 411 402 330 281 264 226 224 220

Int. TDs 4 13 4 16 3 7 2 8 1 9 4 3 2 3 5 5 4 3 2 2

Avg. TDs 12.1 5 13.3 4 13.3 4 12.6 7 14.3 4 14.1 0 14.7 3 25.1 4 28.0 3 12.2 3

Northwood coach tackles bigger issue After kidney failure, Gladiators’ Harris hopes to raise awareness for organ donations

for people to register during the game as organ donors. “I want to do something to show how thankful I am to have a second chance at life and to encourage everyone to register as an organ donor and consider giving a loved one or even a stranger a gift of life,” Harris said in a statement announcing the event, which he became committed to creating once his own experience taught him about the issue.


Football coaches, by nature, tend to be control freaks who obsess over every little detail. Many carefully organize team activities to the second. Northwood High School coach Dennis Harris plans to give up some of that carefully thought-out control Friday night be-

Good Counsel, good defense

FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK BY DAN FELDMAN fore his team’s homecoming game against Rockville. What’s so important to disrupt routine? Organ donations. Harris intends to wrap up his team’s pre-game warm-ups a little early, leaving himself time to speak shortly before kickoff to the crowd about kidney donations. He’ll tell his own story, how his kidneys failed him during the 2011 season and how his wife donated him one of her kidneys in July 2012. Most of all, he’ll encourage fans to join the Maryland Donor Registry. “If you’re able to be a donor, be a donor,” Harris said, “because the second


Northwood High School football coach Dennis Harris rounds-up his team during a practice.

chance that people can get from that. With a kidney, you can function perfectly with one, so if there’s anybody that you can help, whether it’s a person that you know or don’t know, just being able to provide that person with a second chance is something that you cannot put a price tag on.” Harris said the National Kidney Foundation will be on hand, potentially providing green pom poms for cheerleaders and green wristbands for fans. Most importantly, there will be forms provided

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

Kennedy vs. Wheaton Springbrook at Watkins Mill Rockville at Northwood Paint Branch at Einstein Richard Montgomery at Whitman Blair at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Churchill at Quince Orchard Blake at Northwest Walter Johnson at Magruder Wootton at Gaithersburg Damascus at Clarksburg Seneca Valley at Sherwood St. Albans at Georgetown Prep Poolesville at Catoctin Bullis at Cape Henlopen (Del.) Good Counsel at McNamara Episcopal at Landon Avalon at Riverdale Baptist

mater, East Carolina University, is one of seven schools that has already made a scholarship offer to Kamonte, according to ESPN Recruiting Nation Football. Other colleges that have reportedly made offers include local schools such as the University of Maryland, College Park and West Virginia University, as well as top 25 programs such as Michigan and Nebraska. “[Some schools] like me on defense, and some are pretty persistent on offense,” Carter said. “Either way, they like my speed and my ability to play in

space, so most of the schools are just saying I’m an athlete still.” Although Carter lines up primarily at defensive end, he is equally likely to make a tackle 10 yards down field as he is to disrupt a play in the backfield. Teamed up with Avery Taylor at the opposite end, the pair have been frustrating opposing offenses all season. “Kamonte Carter and Avery Taylor, they are our two bookend defensive ends,” Gaithersburg coach Kreg Kephart said. “I’m not sure that there is a better pair around. I’d have to go back to when we had Brian Boetang and Sean Stanley to give me two great defensive ends like this.”

Montgomery 4A South Division Team

R. Montgomery Wootton* Whitman B-Chevy Chase Churchill Walter Johnson*

All Div.

1-3 3-1 2-2 1-3 1-3 1-3

1-0 3-1 1-1 1-2 1-2 1-2


97 118 149 34 72 85 59 105 36 120 28 134

Montgomery 4A East Division Team

Paint Branch Sherwood Blair Springbrook* Blake Kennedy

All Div.

4-0 3-1 2-2 1-3 1-3 0-4

3-0 2-0 1-2 1-2 0-1 0-2


153 25 84 75 81 59 66 50 20 108 25 96

Montgomery 4A West Division Team

Gaithersburg Quince Orchard Northwest Clarksburg* Magruder

All Div.

4-0 4-0 3-1 2-2 0-4

2-0 2-0 2-1 0-2 0-2


110 20 140 13 121 52 64 56 38 169

Montgomery 3A Division Team

Damascus Seneca Valley Einstein Watkins Mill Rockville Northwood Wheaton

All Div.

3-1 3-1 2-1 2-2 2-2 0-4 1-3

3-0 2-0 2-1 1-1 1-2 0-2 0-3

Montgomery 2A Independent Team








3-1 104 54

Private schools Team


147 42 124 55 111 84 78 97 137 149 20 155 62 164

Bullis 3-1 92 70 Good Counsel 3-3 130 80 Avalon 2-3 103 91 Landon 1-2 63 49 Georgetown Prep 1-3 76 133 * Includes forfeit result

Last week’s scores

Dan Feldman

Ken Sain

Jennifer Beekman

Nick Cammarota

Travis Mewhirter

Kent Zakour

59-14 122-28

59-14 121-29

59-14 119-31

57-16 119-31

54-19 118-32

57-16 114-36

Kennedy Springbrook Rockville Paint Branch Whitman B-CC Q. Orchard Northwest Magruder Wootton Damascus Seneca Valley Geo. Prep Catoctin Bullis Good Counsel Landon Riv. Baptist

Kennedy Springbrook Rockville Paint Branch Whitman B-CC Q. Orchard Northwest Magruder Gaithersburg Damascus Seneca Valley Geo. Prep Catoctin Bullis Good Counsel Episcopal Riv. Baptist

Kennedy Springbrook Rockville Paint Branch Whitman B-CC Q. Orchard Northwest W. Johnson Wootton Damascus Seneca Valley Geo. Prep Poolesville Bullis Good Counsel Landon Riv. Baptist

Wheaton Watkins Mill Rockville Paint Branch Whitman Blair Q. Orchard Northwest Magruder Gaithersburg Damascus Seneca Valley Geo. Prep Poolesville Bullis Good Counsel Episopal Riv. Baptist

Wheaton Springbrook Rockville Paint Branch Whitman B-CC Q. Orchard Northwest W. Johnson Wootton Damascus Seneca Valley Geo. Prep Poolesville Bullis Good Counsel Episcopal Riv. Baptist

Wheaton Springbrook Rockville Paint Branch Whitman B-CC Q. Orchard Northwest Magruder Gaithersburg Damascus Seneca Valley Geo. Prep Poolesville Bullis McNamara Landon Riv. Baptist


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Gaithersburg High School’s Kamonte Carter punts the ball against Northwest on Saturday. He also plays defensive end and has been one of the keys to the Trojans’ defense this year.


Despite its uncharacteristically mediocre record, Our Lady of Good Counsel (3-3) has held five of six opponents below their season average for points scored. During the lone exception, a Sept. 20 game against Gonzaga, defensive end Jesse Aniebonam, who committed to University of Maryland, College Park, and safety Kobe Walker (Kentucky) suffered injuries that knocked them from the contest. Walker, whom Good Counsel coach Bob Milloy called “a great player,” returned in a 21-0 loss to DeMatha Catholic on Friday, registering 3.5 tackles. “He’s a leader back there in that secondary, so I just hope he’s still healthy,” Milloy said.


Kamonte points to last year’s disappointing 3-7 finish as another catalyst that got the defense working together like they had not done before. “Avery, Tinashe [Gwashavanhu] and Anthony Combs, we have put in blood, sweat and tears since last November,” he said. “Day 1 of the off-season, we had a defensive line meeting where we said we were going to strive to be the best defensive line in the state. We lifted together, had lunch meetings together, we went through our techniques and worked in a lot more stunts for this year. We definitely built up a brotherhood.”

Seneca Valley 42, B-CC 20 Einstein 41, Northwood 0 Damascus 49, Watkins Mill 7 Wootton 43, Whitman 20 Poolesville 41, Walter Johnson 6 Sherwood 28, R. Montgomery 15 Quince Orchard 56, Magruder 0 Springbrook 26, Blair 6 Paint Branch 48, Churchill 0 Clarksburg 24, Blake 0 DeMatha 21, Good Counsel 0 Bullis 37, John Carroll 8 W. Wilson (D.C.) 21, Kennedy 7 Landon 49, Annap. AC 11 Avalon 41, Chavez 6 Rockville 54, Wheaton 22 Gaithersburg 26, Northwest 6

BEST BET Wootton vs. Gaithersburg,

6:30 p.m. Friday at Richard Montgomery. Both teams are undefeated on the field and eyeing the playoffs after missing them last season. Sam Ellis, Trevon Diggs and Jibri Woods lead Wootton’s offense. Gaithersburg’s Solomon Vault’s health, who didn’t play last week, could be crucial.


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QO coach still unsure of team Magruder’s Argueta earns exceptional opportunity

Quince Orchard field hockey spreads it out


It’s five games into the season and Quince Orchard High School girls’ soccer coach Peg Keiller is still a bit unsure of exactly what type of team she’s got. The Cougars’ record is good, of course, as they were 4-0-1 as of Monday night. But

Since the first day of volleyball tryouts, the overarching theme of the 2013 season has been one of parity and question marks. Coaches couldn’t quite pin down what team would be the top prospect, though the de facto leader in the public ranks

SOCCER NOTEBOOK BY NICK CAMMAROTA AND JENNIFER BEEKMAN the meatiest portion of QO’s schedule has yet to hit, which leaves Keiller wondering what will happen during the season’s busiest stretch. “It is a bit weird,” Keiller said. “Especially that fact that our first game was [a 0-0 draw] against [Walt] Whitman and to have such an incredible opponent and such a nail-biting game followed by a bit of cruising through the next four games makes it a very odd feeling.” Quince Orchard, which lost to BethesdaChevy Chase in the 4A West Regional semifinals last season, has scored 18 goals through the first five matches and allowed only two (both in a 4-2 victory against Paint Branch). Four of the Cougars’ five games have resulted in clean sheets from the defense — bolstered by strong performances by center backs Sam Sullenger and Sarah Gutch and goalkeepers Ricki Shultz and Rachel Hollander. Keiller said the early-season schedule has allowed her to better evaluate her players’ performances and focus on things that need fixing once the matches become more intense. “You can tell what’s going to work against the higher competition and what’s not,” Keiller said. “We’ve still seen many things we need to work on and improve and we definitely know it’s going to be a battle from here on out.”

Special honor for Magruder player Thanks to an 11-goal outburst against Northwood, Col. Zadok Magruder’s boys’ soccer team has scored 17 goals this season in seven matches and allowed six. Still, despite the favorable goal differential, the Colonels, like so many other teams in Montgomery County, are 4-3-0 this season and sitting in the middle of the pack. One player, however, who’s stepping into the spotlight is sophomore forward Bryan Argueta. The multi-talented striker in April was a national finalist with D.C. United in Major League Soccer’s Sueño competition — a program that affords players ages 14-18 the opportunity to earn a week-long trial with their host club’s developmental academy — and two weekends ago, he competed in the national finals of Sueño Alianza at Stub Hub Center in Carson, Calif. According to Magruder coach Juan Gomez, Argueta impressed many onlookers at the event, which was capped by a scrimmage against Liga MX side Club Tijuana’s youth team. Argueta also piqued the interest of MLS’s Chivas USA and reportedly has been invited to go on trial with the Los Angelesbased club. “He’s a playmaker and has great footwork,” Gomez said. “It’s like a lottery. In Maryland, how often do you receive some attention like that? He’s a good student from a humble family.” Argueta didn’t play last season because



HOW THEY RANK Girls’ soccer n 1. Good Counsel n 2. Walt Whitman n 3. Winston Churchill n 4. Damascus n 5. Bethesda-Chevy Chase

Boys’ soccer n 1. Georgetown Prep n 2. Northwest n 3. Walter Johnson n 4. Montgomery Blair n 5. Gaithersburg

he was recovering from a broken leg, but has scored three goals and assisted another so far this year.

400 victories The Our Lady of Good Counsel High School girls’ soccer team’s 3-0 win over Independent School League power National Cathedral School Thursday was the program’s and 26th-year coach Jim Bruno’s 400th since the program’s inception in 1987. The eight-time Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion Falcons (6-03) have never endured a losing season in that time and have proved incredibly consistent with an average of 16 wins in each of the past 25 seasons. Good Counsel achieved Thursday’s

milestone win with relative ease despite missing one of its best playmakers, midfielder Imani Dorsey, who was on her official visit to Duke University, where she gave her verbal commitment to play on scholarship in 2014-15 a year ago. But tthat perfectly exemplified what impresses Bruno so much about this year’s squad, he said. WIthout a dominant scorer Bruno said he expected more players to get involved, offensively. But even he couldn’t predict how truly spread out scoring would be. Through nine games, 10 players have two goals or more. Sophomore Nia Dorsey leads the way with six goals. Sister Imani has five to go with her seven assists. Thursday’s win was also Good Counsel’s third shutout in four contests. “I’m a little surprised,” Bruno said. “I felt like we would be getting contributions from a lot of people but this has surpassed my hopes and expectations. I’m really pleased.”

Perfection Damascus is the only remaining team with a perfect record. While the Swarmin’ Hornets’ success is often attributed to its less competitive Montgomery 3A/2A West Division, their 7-0 start to 2013 includes wins over five-time defending Class 4A West Region champion Bethesda-Chevy Chase, defending 4A North champion Sherwood and perennial county power Walter Johnson. Montgomery County Public Schools’ most productive offense with 27 goals is lead by Steph Cox and Katie Kirschenmann, who have scored eight goals apiece.; jbeekman@

n 1. Holy Cross n 2. Sherwood n 3. Poolesville n 4. Winston Churchill n 5. Thomas S. Wootton

Golf n 2. Winston Churchill


Quince Orchard High School’s Sam Sullenger warms up before a scrimmage with the Academy of the Holy Cross in August.


n 1. Walter Johnson


n 3. Walt Whitman

will always be Sherwood High School, the three-time defending state champs, until proven otherwise. Through the first three weeks, very little light was shed on how the new hierarchy would shake out. Until last week, No. 3 Poolesville, Damascus, Col. Zadok Magruder, No. 2 Sherwood, No. 4 Winston Churchill, and No. 5 Thomas S. Wootton — the relative consensus for which public school teams would likely be the front runners — hadn’t had much of a chance to prove themselves against opponents of equal or better talent. Some of that changed last week, when then-No. 4 Poolesville came back from down two sets to top then-No. 3 Damascus in the county’s first big clash of the season. This week portends a wave of volleyball equally as exciting. It begins tonight, when Lizzi Walsh and Magruder host Makayla Roy and Sherwood. The two have met before, in Magruder’s annual early-season tournament, and the Warriors took a 2-0 win over the Colonels, but that was also a three-set match. Had Poolesville and Damascus played under that same threeset format, the Falcons wouldn’t have been the ones with the earto-ear smiles afterwards. Then, on Friday, Sherwood will match up with newly ranked No. 5 Churchill, which survived a 3-2 squeaker against Wheaton but has otherwise been operating with smooth sailing all year. “This type of schedule is really difficult because it simulates what the playoffs will be like,” Sherwood coach Brian McCarty said. “It’s good for the players in practice to prepare for a quick turnaround.” As he has already played Magruder, McCarty knows where his best blockers will be assigned: Walsh. But Friday will be his first time seeing undefeated Churchill, which boasts three talented hitters in Kaitlyn Hillard, Sarah Chang, and Olivia Chao. “They’re tough,” he said.



Volleyball hierarchy starts to take shape

n 4. Thomas S. Wootton n 5. Quince Orchard

Field hockey n 1. Thomas S. Wootton n 2. Sherwood n 3. Winston Churchill n 4. Walter Johnson n 5. Clarksburg

“They’re really good. They don’t have any holes. They’re a team that doesn’t beat themselves.” So, for the first time all year, there may be some clarity at the top. Or, depending on what happens, even more confusion. And it’s not just the elites that are getting a crack at truly establishing themselves. Northwest and Watkins Mill, who combine for a 9-4 record, will match up on Wednesday and the Jaguars host Damascus on Monday for a potential upset.

Field hockey Another week, another bizarre scoring line from Quince Orchard. On Sept. 25, visiting senior-laden Springbrook, the Cougars posted five goals from five different players — two being freshmen — for their fourth win in the past five games. Dani Tapiero, Skylar Saffer, Ashley Plante, Rachel Feidelman and Sarah Husted all found the net in the victory over the Blue Devils. That type of spread effort has been the theme all season for Quince Orchard. Four scored in a 6-1 win over Paint Branch, two did to top Gaithersburg 3-0, and there was a new Cougar finding the net for each of the three goals in a shutout against Northwest. “That’s the good thing about this team,” coach Alicia Vincenty said. “I don’t really have any superstars. We’re very well rounded. It’s very hard to defend because you can’t just focus on one girl.”

Girls’ tennis Though Thomas S. Wootton girls’ tennis coach Nia Cresham was clearly proud of her team’s monumental 5-2 win over Winston Churchill, she spent a large portion of Wednesday’s match vocally worrying about the two flights that lost. No. 2 singles player Aishu Iyer missed the previous two days of school with an illness and still wasn’t 100 percent during her loss to Hayley Keats. Cresham repeatedly suggested Iyer consider retiring, the worry etched all over the coach’s face, but Iyer had none of it and finished her match. At No. 4 singles, Hannah Hwong fell to the court multiple times with cramps, the last late in the second set. After a stoppage to stretch, Hwong returned to court near tears as she limped through the final points of a lost game that tied the match at one set apiece. Her opponent, Churchill’s Alissa Le suggested a shorter tiebreaker to determine the match, but Hwong insisted on a full third set. Before they could complete the final set, the match was delayed due to darkness as Hwong’s teammates rushed to her, clearly impressed by her resolve. “She’s very quiet. She’s very sweet,” Cresham said of Hwong. “But she’s one of those people that has that inner steel, because when she’s made up her mind, you can’t push her one way or the other. She just won’t stop.” Gazette reporters Travis Mewhirter and Dan Feldman contributed to this report.



Ron Howard’s latest directorial effort is certainly a ‘Rush,’ but it feels a little hollow.

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Comedian set to play in Bethesda between dance shows n



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ill Engvall is a man of many talents. He’s a successful comedian, a loving husband and a doting father. Engvall, however, is not known for his dancing prowess. So why did the 56-yearold entertainer decide to join a TV show such as “Dancing With the Stars?” “I don’t know,” Engvall said. “You know what, I joke about it but I do know. When they called and asked me I actually said, ‘Let me think about it for a day.’ I thought, you know, this is something that I’ve never done before and I probably won’t have a shot to do this again. I always like to try things that I haven’t tried before to prove to myself that I could do it.” Engvall is still dancing on the show, but he’ll take time away from the dance floor to bring his standup routine to Strathmore for two shows on Sunday. “I don’t know how long this will last,” Engvall said. “If I get bumped on the first night of elimination, I was proud of what we did. I don’t think anybody expected anything out of us.” Engvall avoided elimination the first night — former NFL wideout Keyshawn Johnson was kicked off the show — but he’s under no illusions about his time on the show and knows he’ll eventually be done. “[I don’t worry about it] because I know my life’s not going to change,”



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Puppeteer, actor work together to make beloved story come to life BY




When describing his works of art, puppeteer Matthew Pauli resembles a father talking about his newborn child. “There have actually been times in the past, and I expect LULU AND THE it’ll happen again, BRONTOSAURUS where I look at it and it becomes difficult to n When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through believe that I actually Fridays; 1:30 p.m. helped make it,” Pauli and 4 p.m. Saturdays said. and Sundays, Pauli’s newest 11 a.m. select baby has a head that’s Saturdays, to Oct. 2 1/2 feet wide and 27 (special 7 p.m. a neck that’s 15 feet performance on Oct. long. The puppeteer 25) is the designer and creator of Mr. B, the n Where: Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn brontosaurus in ImagAve., Bethesda ination Stage’s first show of the 2013-2014 n Tickets: $12-$25 season, “Lulu and the n For information: Brontosaurus.” 301-280-1660, “Lulu” is the first book in a series by Judith Viorst, the author of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” Viorst also wrote the lyrics for “Lulu’s” stage adaptation.

BILL ENGVALL n When: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday n Where: Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda n Tickets: $28$68 n For information: 301-581-5200;

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Bill Engvall and partner Emma Slater finish their routine on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars.” KELSEY MCNEAL/ABC BLAKE ECHOLS/IMAGINATION STAGE

Casie Platt as Lulu and Vaughn Irving as Mr. B’s voice and puppeteer in “Lulu and the Brontosaurus” now showing at Imagination Stage.

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BEST KEPT SECRETS Local director, playwright collaborate on ‘Rancho Mirage’ n



The cast of Olney Theatre Center’s “Rancho Mirage.”


On Thursday, the Olney Theatre Center kicked off the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Steven Dietz’s black comedy “Rancho Mirage.” The network is a cohort of nonprofit theaters dedicated to the evolution of new plays. Their Continued Life of New Plays

Fund allows multiple theaters to produce the same new play within the same oneyear period. The program results in a Rolling World Premiere where several artistic teams, directors and actors develop the new work for their respective communities. “The idea behind it is that if we all agree to do this play before any of the reviews come out, we are taking a real risk and launching it into the cannon of American plays,” said Jason Loewith. Loewith

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Jessica Damen’s “Hold on Tight, This is Gonna Hurt Like Hell” will be on view throughout October as part of “The Body Beautiful” exhibit at the Capitol Arts Network in Rockville.

Celebrating the human form Singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn will kick off Strathmore’s AIR Alumni Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. tonight.


Jaime Salazar (Gato + The Palenke Music Co.) will follow Burhenn on Oct. 9 at Strathmore. For more information, visit

Barry Baugass and the rest of Bach Sinfonia will perform on Saturday at the Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring. BACH SINFONIA


Strathmore will introduce a month-long retrospective AIR Alumni concert series, celebrating graduates from the venue’s Artist in Residence education program, now in its ninth season. The series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday with Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds. Burhenn, who went on to tour with supergroup The Postal Service, will share new material during Friday’s intimate concert at the Mansion. Upcoming performances include Latin American sounds from Jamie Salazar and Gato + The Palenke Music Co.; an album release from rock cellist Loren Westbrook-Fritts and Primitivity, and eccentric jazz duo The Mancuso-Suzda Project. For a complete schedule, visit

“The Body Beautiful,” a juried exhibit highlighting the human figure in various forms, opens Friday at the The Capitol Arts Network gallery in Rockville. Featuring painting, photography and mixed media, October’s featured artist will be Baltimore’s Jessica Damen, acclaimed for her ability to capture youthful emotion in her images. An opening reception is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Friday. The exhibit runs throughout the month. For more information, visit www.capitolartsnetwork. com.

Sinfonia sensation

The sound of ‘Silence’

The Bach Sinfonia will present “100 Feet of Brass” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring. A pre-concert discussion is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. The program will include rarities from 17th and 18th centuries such as Johann Ernst Altenburg’s brilliant concerto for seven trumpets and timpani, solo sonatas, and works for four, five and seven trumpets by Biber, Zelenka and others. For more information, visit

Renowned pianist Haskell Small will kick off his national tour, “Journeys In Silence,” with a free concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. Presented by the Washington Conservatory of Music, Small will perform the complete “Musica Callada,” by Catalan Spanish composer Federico Mompou. This rarely performed work, a delicate set of 28 miniatures, was composed between 1959 and 1967. Its title refers to a poem by the Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross, who expressed the idea of music as the voice of silence. For more information, visit


The Washington Conservatory of Music will present pianist Haskell Small in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at Bethesda’s Westmoreland Congregational Church. For more information, visit


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Everything’s coming up haunted! Scary sites around the region WILL C. FRANKLIN STAFF WRITER

It’s about that time again. The air gets a little chilly and folks are a little more susceptible to a good fright. … Boo! OK, maybe not that susceptible, but a good haunted house, field or even hospital can make things downright creepy for the most stoic of Halloween fans. This year, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are filled with things that go bump in the night. Here is just a small sampling of what’s around. Be sure to visit our website at for updated haunted attractions in the area.

Montgomery County Markoff’s Haunted Forest

(19120 Martinsburg Road, Dickerson, 301-216-1248, Oct. 4-5, 1112, 17-19, 24-26, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, $20 and up) — Much like with the hot sauces with the little skull and crossbones on the label, you’ll have to sign a waiver to wander through Markoff’s Haunted Forest. You don’t have to be a connoisseur of the macabre to enjoy your time there, however. Markoff’s will have a variety of attrac-

tions, from zip-lines, strongman challenges, concessions, high wire acts, carnival games and flaming flying Frisbees. Careful with that last one! Field of Screams/Scream City (4501 Olney-Laytonsville

Road., Olney, now through Nov. 2, $10 - $84) — One of the great things about this time of year is the selection of different scares horror enthusiasts get to enjoy. At Field of Screams, folks can choose from a haunted hayride, a haunted house, a haunted trail or a haunted paintball apocalypse with zombies — any way you look at it, it’s haunting! Fall Frolic (Glen Echo Park,

7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2222, Oct. 27, admission is free) — While some enjoy the heart-stopping shrieks from ghosts and ghouls, others prefer their spookiness to be as minimal as possible, especially if there are children involved. Glen Echo Park has you covered with its Fall Frolic. Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in Halloween activities, crafts and even a costume parade. Adults

might enjoy visiting the park’s open studios and galleries. There is a small fee for pumpkin decorating ($1) and face painting ($1-$2). Otherwise the event is free and runs from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Halloween at the Medical Museum (National Museum

of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, 301319-3303, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. until noon, free) — Contrary to what some adults might say, Halloween really is a great time of year for children. The folks over at the National Museum of Health and Medicine understand that some children might be intrigued by the “creepiness” of skulls! The museum invites children and family members of all ages to participate in a morning dedicated to all things skulls.

Prince George’s County Six Flags America Fright Fest (13710 Central Ave.,

Largo, $34.99-$49.99, 301-2491500) — Evil clowns, terrifying roller coasters and sinister zombies … what else do you need for a great Halloween? Six

Flag America’s yearly Fright Fest has more events than you could possibly shake a full bag of candy at — from the time you walk into the park until the time you leave. The festivities begin on Saturday and run through Oct. 27, so get your goosebumps before it’s over. Nightmares (4101 Crain Highway, Bowie, $15 in advance, $17 at the gate) — What’s scarier than a haunted house? How about a haunted minor league baseball stadium? Have you ever been inside a baseball stadium when no one was there? It can be a little creepy. Tack on the ghosts that haunt the place and yeah, you’ll have nightmares. That’s pretty much what the folks at Prince George’s Stadium are going for. The Tulip Gulch’s Nightmares Haunted House, which they rate a PG-13 experience, features live actors and takes about 20 minutes to walk through — 20 minutes of evil! Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the show runs until 11 p.m. The haunted house is entirely indoors so you don’t have to worry about the rain. The event starts on Oct. 4 and runs every Friday


Jason Robinson, 22, of Olney, in the morgue at Field of Screams. and Saturday from then until Oct. 26, and then Halloween night until Nov. 2. Haunted Hangar (College

Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, 301-864-6029, Oct. 26, $4, $3 seniors 60+, $2 ages 2-18, 1 and under free) — Halloween fun can be had by all at the College Park Aviation Museum. The Haunted Hangar event, from 7-9 p.m., will have arts and crafts, hayrides and spooky fun for the

IN THE ARTS DANCES Hollywood Ballroom, Oct. 2, free International Quickstep Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m. ($16); Oct. 4, Drop-in lessons at 7:30 p.m., West Coast Swing Dancing with Dance Jam Productions at 9 p.m. ($15); Oct. 6, free Rumba lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom at 8 p.m. ($16); Oct. 9, free International Quickstep Routine Lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom at 8:15 p.m. ($16); Oct. 10, Tea Dance from 12:30–3:30 p.m. ($6), 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181, Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: Thurs-

days, 8:15 beginner lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, Contra, Oct. 4, Sargon de Jesus calls to Devine Comedy; Oct. 11, April Blum with the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band; Oct. 18, Steve Gester calls to Triple Helix; Oct. 25, Will Mentor with Perpetual Emotion, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, Contra & Square, Oct. 6, Brian Hamshar calls with Larry Unger and Elke Baker; Oct. 13, Ann Fallon

calls with Devine Comedy; Oct. 20, Jean Gorrindo with Crab Apples; Oct. 27, Costume Dance with Perpetual e-Motion, Will Mentor calling, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, English Country, Oct. 2, Caller: Michael Barraclough; Oct. 9, Caller: Dan Gillespie; Oct. 16, Caller: Stephanie Smith; Oct. 23, Special Guest Jacqueline Schwab on piano; Oct. 30, Caller: Marth Siegel, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), Scottish Country Dancing, 8-10 p.m. Mondays, steps and formations taught. No experience, partner necessary, T-39 Building on NIH campus, Wisconsin Avenue and South Drive, Bethesda, 240505-0339. Swing, Nov. 9, WWII Canteen Dance with the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra; Dec. 14, Daryl Davis, lesson at 8 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park, $15, Waltz, Oct. 6, Larry, Elke and Friends; Oct. 20, Gigmeisters, 2:45-3:30 p.m. lesson, 3:30-6 p.m., dance, $10,

8 p.m. Oct. 4; Cathy Ponton King with Bobby Parker, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5; Perry Conticchio Quintet, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6; Cloudburst, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9; New West Guitar Group, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10; Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, 8 p.m. Oct. 11; The Soul Crackers with Tommy Lepson, 8 p.m. Oct. 12; Blue Moon Big Band, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13; Abbe Buck, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16; Ingratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; The Fabulous Hubcabs, 8 p.m. Oct. 19; Deaf Dog and the Indictments & Feels So Good Band, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, call for tickets, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda. 240-330-4500, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Red Molly, 8 p.m. Oct. 4; Eddie from Ohio, 8 p.m. Oct. 5; Buskin & Batteau, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17; Furever (film), 8 p.m. Oct. 18; The Spooky Magic of Joe Romano, 1 p.m. Oct. 19; Carolyn Malachi, 8 p.m. Oct.

19; Julie Fowlis, 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, call for tickets, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301528-2260, www.blackrockcenter. org. Fillmore Silver Spring, Trivium & Devildriver, 7 p.m. Oct. 2; The Vinyl District Presents Drop Electric, Technophia and Honest Haloway, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3; Chase Rice, 8 p.m. Oct. 4; Wild Eyes (Tool Tribute Band) with Coda,The Wrecking Crew and Clockbreaker, 8 p.m. Oct. 5; All Time Low with special guests The Wonder Years & Rivers Monroe, 8 p.m. Oct. 7; Julieta Venegas, Los Momentos Tour 2013, 8 p.m. Oct. 10; Lee Brice, 8 p.m. Oct. 11; Atlas Genius, 8 p.m. Oct. 13; Rusko - The Lift Off Tour with Special Guests Roni Size and Dynamite MC, 8 p.m. Oct. 18; Aaron Carter, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301960-9999, FillmoreSilverSpring. com,

Institute of Musical Traditions — Takoma Park, Celtic Voices:

Lisa Moscatiello, Barbara Tresidder Ryan & Loralyn Coles, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16; Takoma Park Community Center, call for prices, times, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 301-960-3655, www.imtfolk. org.

Institute of Musical Traditions — Rockville, The Sweetback Sis-

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Birthday blues Singers King, Parker celebrate at Bethesda supper club




Blues singer/guitarist Cathy Ponton King will return to perform on Saturday at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. The day will mark her birthday and it will also be a chance for her to perform with special guest, veteran bluesman Bobby Parker. “When management asked me who I’d like to share the stage with, that’s who I named,” said King, who grew up in Hyattsville and now lives in Northern Virginia. “He’s an unbelievable guitar player,” King said about Parker, who lives in Upper Marlboro. The two will perform with their respective bands at the club. The performance will also honor the memory of King’s cousin, U.S. Navy SEAL Brendan Looney, who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2010. Looney’s family has established a scholarship fund to cover tuition at his alma mater, DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville. “There’ll be a big jar in the lobby [for donations],” said King.


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BRENDAN LOONEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND A popular student and athlete at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Brendan Looney, class of 1999, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2004.

CATHY PONTON KING AND BOBBY PARKER n When: 8 p.m. Saturday. Doors open 7:30 p.m.

Looney, who lived in Owings in Calvert County, was a lieutenant with the Navy SEALs and died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Sept. 21, 2010, at the age of 29.

n Where: Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda n Tickets: $20 n For information: 240-3304500, bethesdabluesjazz. com,,

Born in Louisiana, Parker played lead guitar with Bo Diddley and toured with Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Clyde McPhatter, the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly in the 1950s. In 1961 he recorded the single “Watch Your Step,” the inspiration behind the 1964 Beatles hit song “I Feel Fine.” Now in his 70s, Parker plays regularly at Madam’s Organ Blues Bar and Soul Food Restaurant in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C. King said she will be performing with longtime bandmates drummer Pete Ragusa, guitarist Andy Rutherford, keyboardist Bill Starks, saxophonist Bruce Swaim and bassist Jan Zukowski. King, who went to the University of Maryland, College Park, came under the spell of

7:30 p.m. Oct. 2; Aeolus Quartet with Michael Tree, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3; Strathmore Cabaret, 7 p.m. Oct. 4; Advanced Jazz Vocal Intensive: Jazz Singing Outside of the Box, 10 a.m. Oct. 5; Bill Engvall, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 6; So You Think You Can’t Sing,


Singer/guitarist Cathy Ponton King and her band will perform with Bobby Parker and his band at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Saturday. The concert marks King’s birthday and will also be an opportunity to contribute to a scholarship fund established in memory of her cousin, Navy SEAL Brendan Looney, who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2010. Muddy Waters in the 1980s. She started a blues band of her own called Rhythmasters, touring the East Coast from 1980 to 1986. She currently performs regularly at Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle in Bethesda. King, who writes most of the tunes that she performs, has released three CDs: “Lovin’ You Right” in 1993, “Undertow” in 2007 and “Crux” in 2012. She recently released two new songs on an extended play CD, “Quartet/Duet.” One song, “That’s When a Woman Calls the Blues by Name,” is a joint effort with

friends Sista Pat, Mary Ann Redmond and Caz Gardiner. “It’s four women testifying the blues,” King said on her website. The second song, “Famous Last Words,” is a duet with Joe Triplett with the Rossyln Mountain Boys. “I never stop writing,” said King, who is working on songs for her next CD, “No Friction, No Fire.” “I’ll be walking down the street, and I’ll think of a new song,” she said.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 7; Afternoon Tea, 1 p.m. Oct. 8-9, Oct. 12, Oct. 15-16; The U.S. Navy Birthday Concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Jaimie Salazar a.k.a. Gato, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9; BSO: The Streisand Songbook, 8 p.m. Oct. 10; Orion Weiss, piano, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11; Sutton Foster, 8 p.m. Oct. 12; Sutton Foster Masterclass, 10 a.m. Oct. 13; Les Violins Du Roy with Stephanie Blythe, 8 p.m. Oct. 15, call for venue, Locations:

Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-5815100,




ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “Goodnight Moon,” to Oct. 27, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, www.adventurethe-

His family has established in his memory the Brendan Looney Scholarship Fund to help students cover DeMatha tuition costs.

Costs currently run $14,500 a year, said Thomas Ponton, DeMatha’s development director. Anyone who would like to donate may contribute cash at the Cathy Ponton King and Bobby Parker blues concert on Saturday at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club. Contributors may also send a check to Brendan Looney Scholarship Fund, c/o DeMatha Catholic High School, 4313 Madison St., Hyattsville, MD 20781. Donations are tax deductible. — VIRGINIA TERHUNE


U.S. Navy SEAL Brendan Looney was a 1999 graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville.

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p.m. buffet, 7:30 p.m. show, $47.50 buffet and show, Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, 443-422-3810, www. Imagination Stage, “Lulu and the Brontosaurus,” to Oct. 27, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www. Olney Theatre Center, Bedlam

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Continued from Page B-5 Engvall said. “... If I do get bumped, what’s the downside for me? I get to continue doing what I was doing, which is a great career doing standup and acting. “If I get to keep going, it’s a great weight-loss program!” Engvall is quick to point out he’s not doing the show for the money or the silver disco ball trophy the winner of “Dancing With the Stars” receives. “It was just something I wanted to see if I could do,” Engvall said. “And obviously, for my partner Emma [Slater], I’d like for us to go as far as we can. I understand, though, that this is a tough crowd this year. There are three or four celebrities on this show who have danced professionally. I’m under no pretense that I’m one of these great dancers. I think I did a very reputable job — I didn’t embarrass myself. I’m probably the least known of anyone in this group.” While it’s true this year’s “Dancing With the Stars” group is filled with celebrities such as Elizabeth Berkley (“Saved By The Bell,” “Showgirls”), Valerie Harper (“Mary Tyler Moore Show”), Amber Riley (“Glee”) and even Bill Nye (yep, they even got the Science Guy), Engvall’s status as a star was never in question. Best known for his work partnering with Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White, Engvall spent six years touring as part of the Blue Collar Comedy gang. The group was responsible for several DVDs, a television show on Comedy Central and a satellite radio show. The group reached out to millions and sold out auditoriums everywhere they went. Be that as it may, the guys are all doing their own things now. Foxworthy has hosted several TV shows, Larry the Cable Guy does commercials and was the voice of Mater in Disney/Pixar’s “Cars,” and White is a New York Times best seller and created his own record label. Engvall admits the chances of the guys doing a Blue Collar tour again is slim to none. “I think [it’s over] and I say that in a positive way,” Engvall said. “We went out on top. You don’t want to go back out — and I think that’s where some artists make the mistake — you don’t want to go to a city that you sold 8,000 tickets and all of a sudden you’re selling 2,000 or 1,000. Unfortunately with comedy, nobody assumes you’ve written anything new, so it’d be like ‘Oh, we saw him last time. We probably won’t see him again.’ Why even put yourself in that position? “It was a wonderful run while it lasted. It is literally the reason why if I wanted to retire tomorrow I could. I made great friendships with the guys — we were already friends, but we became just like

brothers. Everybody’s got their own project now and they’re doing stuff. Listen, if they decided they wanted to get back in, would I be in? You betcha. But I wouldn’t hold my breath on it.” Before the Blue Collar tour, Engvall reached celebrity status as a comedian with his “Here’s Your Sign” routine. Much like Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck If …” bit, Engvall made it easy to laugh at the stupidity of others. Still, he doesn’t get bothered by fans who constantly say to him, “Here’s your sign!” “The honest answer is no,” Engvall said when asked if he grew tired of it. “You know why? That’s what got me … to come into Maryland and do a show. It takes two seconds out of my life. I don’t say this as an artist [being interviewed], it’s that I’ve never understood why people get in this business and turn into jackasses. I don’t get it. I always say if you want people to stop acting that way, stop asking them for their autograph. Stop buying their records. Stop going to their movies. I guarantee you they’ll change. When they go, “What’s wrong? Why aren’t people going to my movies?” Well, it’s because you’re a jackass, man. “This isn’t going to go on forever. I’m under no guise that this will last. It’s already lasted 25 years longer than I thought it would. When it does [end], I don’t want to leave this business with people saying, “Man, he was a jerk!” I want them to say, ‘You know, he was always nice to me. He always signed something for me. Or if I wanted to say hi or take a picture, he did it.’ That’s the legacy I want to leave behind.” Until that day comes, though, Engvall still has comedy and he’s still dancing with an incredibly attractive partner. Luckily for Engvall, his wife Gail doesn’t mind. “Gail and I have been married for 30 years,” Engvall said. “She also knows that I’ve got 32 years on Emma. It’s not even sexual. It’s like dancing with my daughter. I would be like that creepy guy where you’d go, ‘Oh my god!’ I love Gail — she’s been with me from Day 1 of this career and I’m sure not going to throw all this away just because of one little cute girl that I dance with.” Engvall does have some words of advice to younger guys out there: If you think girls won’t go out with you because you dance — here’s your sign. “I was telling my kids the other day, if I knew then what I know now, I’d be in a dance class every day,” Engvall said. “Girls love guys who can dance. I was always the guy who was like, ‘Oh, guy dancing, that’s sissy, whatever.’ I’m going to tell you right now — guys that can dance see girls you and I don’t see. I tell every young guy out there to get in a dance class. “It’ll get you further than a sixpack of beer.”

Bill Engvall is set to bring his brand of comedy to Strathmore in between episodes of Dancing with the Stars. “It was just something I wanted to see if I could do,” Engvall says. STRATHMORE


Continued from Page B-5 was the executive director for the network for three years. In February, he was named artistic director at Olney, and “Rancho Mirage” marks his directorial debut with the theater company. “For the first three days, we had the three other companies that are producing the piece [at rehearsal] ...” said actor James Konicek. “They got to hear our read and our input. It’s really a great luxury ...” The New Repertory Theatre in Boston, Curious Theatre in Denver and Phoenix Theater in Indianapolis are the other three companies that will produce “Rancho Mirage” later this year or early in 2014. “Rancho Mirage” follows Nick (Konicek) and his wife Diane (Tracy Lynn Olivera), as they host a dinner party for two other couples and longtime friends. As the night unfolds, each

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Happily ever after for author of historical novels Gaithersburg women’s group welcomes novelist Maggie Anton n




Maggie Anton prefers reading books with happy endings. And she writes books that appeal to readers with like minds. “There’s enough real tragedy in the world. You can see that in the news,” the 63-year-old Los Angeles native said. “I want my readers to feel uplifted, happy, and glad to have spent their hours reading.” Each of Anton’s four published historical novels — the “Rashi’s Daughters” trilogy and “Rav Hisda’s Daughter: Apprentice” is “a combination of a heroine’s quest, romance and the Talmud,” the author said. “Rav Hisda,” the most recent, was a 2012 National Jewish Book Award Fiction finalist and a Library Journal choice for Best 2012 Historical Fiction. All of Anton’s characters come from the Talmud. “The Talmud is one long conversation between hundreds of rabbis. Sometimes they tell stories and sometimes they argue Jewish law,” she said. Her process offers numerous scenarios. “I choose which scenes to use,” Anton said, noting ruefully that too many must be left on the cutting room floor. She then creates “a broad outline and a historical timeline for each character.” The “Rashi’s Daughters” trilogy, set in 11th-century France, is about the daughters — Yocheved, Miriam and Rachel — of the Talmud scholar known as Rashi. Anton said she was motivated to tell their stories upon discovering that these women were learned. To her surprise, they studied Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, and taught it to other women in the town. After their father suffered a stroke, they transcribed what he dictated to them. “I suspect they answered the simpler questions themselves,” Anton said. “Rav Hisda’s Daughter” is set in third century Babylonia, after the destruction of Jerusalem’s Holy Temple, where a handful of rabbis, among them the prominent Rav Hisda, began creating the Talmud. “I chose to write about his daughter Hisdadukh after encountering a fascinating passage in the Talmud where Rav Hisda brings his two best students before her,” Anton said. “Though she is merely a child, he asks which one she wants to marry, and astonishingly, she replies, ‘Both of them.’ Even more astonishingly, that is what eventually happens. … Any


Continued from Page B-5 Unlike the defeated Alexander, Lulu is a spunky little girl who wants nothing but a brontosaurus for her upcoming birthday. After her parents reject the idea based on its shear impracticality, Lulu heads off into the forest to get the dinosaur for herself. When she discovers the perfect pet in Mr. B, there’s only one problem: the brontosaurus finds Lulu to be the perfect pet for him. For actor Vaughn Irving, who voices and operates Mr. B, the task of playing a dinosaur isn’t so different from any other, human role. “The process of creating the character, at the heart, it’s the same,” Irving said. “But then you just throw in other stuff on top of it like, alright, now I’m the size of a mountain.” Irving, who also plays the snake, added he approaches any part the same way: through the eyes of the other characters. “The first step for me is looking at the script at what all the other characters say about your character,” he said. “Because even if it’s a brontosaurus, he could be 10 different kinds ... with any of the anthropomorphized animals, it’s always better

couple reveals their secrets — whether it be divorce, adoption or financial woes. “These can sort of be seen as ‘firstworld problems,’” Konicek said. “But it’s relative. When you’re in it, they can be life-ruining. To [the characters], they are devastating.” In addition to the $7,000 grant from the network as a part of the Continued Life of New Plays Fund, Olney was also granted $21,000 from the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Awards for “Rancho Mirage.” The grant allows for an extended rehearsal period. “The American theater business is very cookie-cutter oriented,” Loewith said. “Doesn’t matter if you’re doing a three-hour play ... or you’re doing a two-act play. It’s 2 1/2 weeks and then tech rehearsals. It does [new plays] a great disservice to put them through that same cookie-cutter process.” “A lot of times you get into tech week feeling like you’ve been shot out of a cannon,” added Olivera. “And in

this case ... instead of trying to hastily throw everything together during tech week, we got to be complete during tech week ...” The extra week of rehearsal meant more time to spend with the representatives from the other theaters and even made it possible for Dietz himself to work with Olney’s cast and artistic team. “It’s an incredible gift and can only make the end result that much better,” Loewith said. “It made for a much more creative environment for all of us,” added Paul Morella, who plays Trevor. “When Steven spoke to the group ... [he] created an open, accessible and generous dynamic.” As Olney’s production is “Rancho Mirage’s” world debut, not even the playwright had seen his work live. “He’s only heard it, so it’s a great incubator as well,” Konicek said. According to the “Rancho Mirage” actors, the time to develop a piece of work alongside its playwright is rare.


Maggie Anton, author of “Rav Hisda’s Daughter,” will speak to the The Sisterhood of Kehilat Shalom Synagogue on Oct. 13 in Gaithersburg.

girl who declares that she wants to marry both her suitors deserves to have her story told.” During her research, Anton learned that sorcery was prevalent during this period. Magic was used mostly for “healing the sick, protecting children and pregnant women from harm, and guarding against demons and the Evil Eye,” she said. As such, her heroine, Hisdadukh, forbidden from reading Torah because of her gender, studies instead to become an enchantress. Writing is Anton’s second career. Equipped with a degree in chemistry from UCLA, she spent 32 years working for Kaiser Permanente. She began writing at age 47, while still working full time, self-publishing the first volume of “Rashi’s Daughters” eight years later, in July 2005. “I knew I had an audience,” Anton said. “[Anita Diamant’s] ‘Red Tent’ [a bestselling novel about a female character from the Book of Genesis] had just come out, and all the women I talked to were interested.” Her prediction was accurate. “Eighteen months out, the book had sold 26,000 copies and the publishers came a calling,” she said. “I retired [from my job as a chemist] in 2007 when the advance check from Penguin didn’t bounce.” The second book had already been written, and with book three, then in outline form, due to the publisher in 2009, a full-time commitment was necessary. Vocation has not been the only dramatic change for Anton. Earlier in life,

to start from the human perspective and then sort of add those animalistic qualities to them.” As Irving worked to develop a personality for his character, Pauli worked on a puppet that would reflect that personality. A professional actor, clown and puppeteer, Pauli spent six years touring with the Big Apple Circus and is now a member of the Big Apple Clown Care Unit, a community outreach program that visits hospitalized children in 16 pediatric facilities across the country. He is returning to Imagination Stage after building the bunny puppet for the theater’s 2004 production of “Bunnicula.” Pauli said the months-long process of constructing a puppet Mr. B’s size starts with sketches and lots of meetings. “You have to think like an actor and director and what you want the character to be able to do as a performer and then you have to design something that you think will be able to do that,” Pauli said. “Logistically, what will work? And then you go through the process of actually building it.” Once the construction is done, then comes the ongoing task of adjusting and readjusting. “The process of building a puppet is in many ways like an ongoing negotiation with reality,” Pauli said. “Once

RANCHO MIRAGE n Recommended for ages 15 and older due to mature themes and strong language n When: To Oct. 20, see website for specific dates and times n Where: Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney n Tickets: $31-$65 n For information: 301-924-3400,

And to do it with a playwright like Dietz is even more rare. “It was brilliant for me to have a playwright in the room to help ...” Loewith said. “It’s like having a living encyclopedia ... Steven is such a veteran ... he really understood how to be collaborative without being overbearing.” “Some playwrights are very protective of what they’ve written,” Olivera

she also evolved from her secular Jewish upbringing into becoming observant as well as a Talmud scholar. Anton said learning about the Holocaust inspired strong feelings for her heritage. At about age 11, she read Leon Uris’ “Exodus,” then William L. Shirer’s “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.” “These books had a huge impact on me. I learned that being Jewish is more than lighting Hanukkah candles,” she said. “Everyone I knew would have been exterminated.” A second impetus came during college, when she accepted her future husband’s proposal of marriage, along with his promise to convert to Judaism. Realizing “I would never convert to any religion for anyone,” Anton said the classes she had to take with him gave her the religious education she did not get in childhood. When the couple relocated to a suburb with few Jewish residents, they became active in its synagogue for social reasons. As her husband Dave, a partner in a patent law firm, became more involved in his adopted religion, Anton signed up for a women’s Talmud class led by a feminist theologian. She has continued to study since 1992, in classes, with partners and individually. “Discussion is important, that’s how you learn Talmud,” Anton said. “There are so many voices, arguments, discussions. It’s not monolithic: thou shalt or shalt not. We don’t have the answers sometimes.” Anton works — answering mail, doing research and writing — nearly every day, typically starting in late afternoon and going on until midnight. She has completed the first draft of Book Two of “Rav Hisda,” subtitled “The Enchantress,” and is now editing, with an expected release date in the fall of 2014. Readers of Book One can look forward to a resolution to the cliff hanger that ended the book. “The Enchantress,” Anton said, does not end with uncertainty, but she could write a third book by proceeding to the next generation. Still, Anton said she has several ideas for both fiction and nonfiction projects. With hundreds of rabbis telling stories, finding compelling new subjects in the Talmud is likely to pose no problem. The Sisterhood of Kehilat Shalom Synagogue, 9915 Apple Ridge Road, Gaithersburg, will present Maggie Anton on Oct. 13. Check-in is at noon, with a presentation and question-and-answer session at 1 p.m., and a book signing and dessert buffet at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18, $15 for Sisterhood members. Reservations must be made by Friday. For more information, call 571-276-8142 or email

you’ve got [it] all put together, you get to go back to the beginning and figure out, now that I’ve actually built this thing, what does it actually do?” According to Pauli, the biggest challenge with the brontosaurus puppet is its overwhelming size. “The easiest description I’ve come up with is that the brontosaurus is brontosaurus-size,” he said. As a result, Pauli used lightweight materials such as foam padding and spandex velour to construct Mr. B. Even after the curtain went up on Wednesday, Pauli’s work was still not completely done. “At that point I become essentially a puppet paramedic,” Pauli said. “In the course of activity of performance, actors may get bumps and bruises and they will heal; puppets will not. So my job is to be on call if the puppet develops any bumps or bruises so that I can come in and get it touched up.” But for the most part, after opening night, Pauli gets the chance to sit back and watch his masterpiece in action. “Mostly when the show opens, I get to be the audience,” he said. “Once it’s taken on a life in somebody else’s hands, I get to be as amazed by it as I hope the rest of the audience is.”

added. “Steven is super open ... he’s up for discussion ... You never have to wonder what he meant. He’s right there so you can ask him your damn self,” she laughed. Though the “Rancho Mirage” actors had the luxury to ask Dietz questions, Olivera said the key to his play can be found in a note on the first page of the script: “This play is a comedy until it is not.” “Comedy can come out of dire situations,” Konicek said. “It doesn’t necessarily have to be farce or what we would normally think of as comedy. There’s a fine line between tragedy and comedy, laughter and disaster.” “If [Dietz] wrote a drama about this subject, no one would go see it because it’s self-indulgent rich people complaining about nothing,” added Olivera. “When they fall apart, it means more. It falls farther when we’ve all been laughing with them.”

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TH, Lg MBR, priv Ba, near bus/I270, NS/NP $600 inc util/int + SD W/D/kit 301-580-6833

RIVERDALE: Furn 1Br, share Ba in 2br Apt $500/mo internet nr Metro, Bus, Shopping Ctr 301-254-2965




GAITH:M BRs $430+ 440+475+555+ Maid Ns/Np, nr 270/370/Bus shops, quiet, conv.Sec Dep 301-983-3210

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High Rise 2BR condo w/ lrg bal $1400 all util. incl. 240-4475072/ 301-528-1011

BR/BA/by new Library/ move in $1200 Call Pam 301-916-2929 renovated, new carpet, club house, pool, 301-442-8548

Priv Ba, walk-in clst. Fios/Wifi. $650 utils incl. 301-674-9300

1Br w/priv Ba, W/D, shrd kit, quiet neighborhood, nr bus, $625 + util 301-438-3357 Rm for rent $600 incld utils; 2BR 2BA Condo for Rent $1650 inclds utils, 240-460-2582


Bsmt Apt w/1Br 1.5ba pvt entr/kit $1100 util inc. N/s/N/p, 240-398-1337 301-649-3905 Lv Msg


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BSMT Apt , lvg rm part furn, prvt kit/ba/ent NS/NP, $850/mo + utils 301-424-4366

GERM: Wlk out pvt entr Bsmt. $700 uti ncl + 1 mon Sec Dep. No Smoking/No Pets 301-540-1967

ROCKVILLE: Furn or email 1Br in SFH, shrd Ba, kit, good for college student, female, $600 inc util 240-426-1938

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Multi-Family, Saturday 10/05 8-4, HH items, lsrge & small size clothes/shoes & much more! 14716 Cobblestone Drive/Stonegate

Fine Art, 1 item Or Entire Estate Or Collection, Gold, Silver, Coins, Jewelry, Toys, Oriental Glass, China, Lamps, Books, Textiles, Paintings, Prints almost anything old Evergreen Auctions 973-818-1100. Email evergreenauction@hot

to advertise call 301.670.7100 or email


7 BR SFH/OUTSIDE FURN. Moving Sale Upscale Items! Entire content of house must go. 301-977-4123


Cemetary Plots, Mt Lebanon, Total $3000 for both, Call: 410-224-2559 (after 11am please)


Moving sale. 11811 TWO-PERSON HOT Indigo Rd. 10/5 - 10/6, TUB HOT SPRING runs good, new lid, 10-6pm Furn, African new filter, new head art, clothing, books, rest. $200. Call 301jewelry, HH items! 349-2468



Sat 10/5 9a-3p, Furn, HH items glassware, music, books, clothes, shoes, purses, & more 10816 Childs Ct,


Antq oak table/leaves $595, Antq oak pressed back chairs, $169/ea 301-879-0732

$225/cord $150 per 1/2 cord µ Includes Delivery µ Stacking Extra Charge Ask for Jose 301-417-0753 301-370-7008

October 4, 5 & 6 8am-5pm 8863 Hawbottom Road (Rt 40W)

Antiq, Furn, Primitives, Wedding Ring Set China, Flow Blue, Stoneware, Collectibles, Records, Wood Stove, Tools, Reese Hitch, Coke Sign & LOTS MORE!

FOR SALE 65" Work-

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Retired Installer selling FREE 2 A/C : working Power Stretcher, Iron, window air conditionElectric Tacker, Kick- ers just come & pick er, Roller & more 301- them up. Call 413695-4184 236-5995

household & children, references are required 240-242-5135


Infants-Up Pre-K program, computer Lab, Bi-lingual Potty Train. Lic# 15-133761 Germantown 301-972-1955

LOVING NURSING ASST looking for pvt

duty FT. 30 yrs exp., exc refs, own trans. 301-363-8045


25 yrs exp, exc & local ref, reasonable rates, US citizen & spks English well! Please call 240-440-2657


Live-in/wkends & FT POTOMAC FAMILY Tue-Thur. CPR Cert. ASSISTANT: 202-446-5849 oceanp Legal. Educated. Drive Cook. PT: mornings Mon-Th, Sat. 2 yrs + exp. 301-887-3212

to advertise call 301.670.7100 or email


Live-in priv spac apt + salary in exchange for several hrs of lt duty for pastors wife, 301-871-6565 lv msg

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Call “Joe the Pro” 301-538-5470 Help us to test an investigational immunotherapy tablet for dust mite allergy. Participants may be eligible for this study if they are 12 years of age or older and have been taking allergy medications for dust mite allergy symptoms during the past year. Medical history and other criteria will be reviewed at the first study visit, including a skin prick allergy test and blood test. The study lasts up to 2 years and requires 9 clinic visits. All study-related office visits, medical examinations, and investigational immunotherapy treatment will be provided at no cost to qualified participants.


for daycare. Friendly and fun personality Spk fluent English/Spa nish. 301-762-2042


Potomac need help w/3 kids. 5/days /wk., incl. Sat., must Drive. Call 240-506-4607

Family Allergy & Asthma Care Dr. Jacqueline Eghrari-Sabet Dr. Gina Dapul-Hidalgo

For more information contact us at 301-948-4066

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OUR HOME AKC registration, best health guarantee, UTD on shots, vet checked, started potty training and ready to go to their new home!! www. or call Duane at 262-9930460

We are looking for laborers/painters that worked for Dico Construction in the Baltimore/ DC area between 1973 and 1974. Please call 888-900-7034

become a Medical Office Assistant. No Experience Needed! Career Training & Job Placement Assistance at CTI! HS Diploma/GED & Computer needed. 1-877649-2671

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Seneca Whetstone Community Yard Sale Saturday October 5th, 9am-2pm. Rain Date Sunday October 6th, 9am-2pm Game Preserve Rd off Rte 355. Multi family. Furn, toys, clothes, books & Misc.


PLAY, LEARN & GROW DAYCARE Newborn - 12 yrs old Spots Availaible! Meals Included Call 301-916-5391

ing TV $95 Must have means of taking large heavy TV out of FIREWOOD FOR SALE house. 301-602-8920 Mix Hardwood

BIG SALE! SAT. GAITHERSBURG: OCT. 5 8am-1pm Mi- Multi Family; Sat. Oct

crowave TV, 5 8a-3p; wide variety: Belle Grove Rd & H u n t / S p o r t Equip, Clothes,House- Sanders Ln hold. 22620 C l a r k s b u r g GAITHERSBURG: Rd, Boyds 20841 (I- Holiday Decorations Yard Sale Sat., Oct 2 7 0 Exit 121 Clarksburg 5th from 8am til 2 pm. All holidays-inside & R d ) outside items. Ping 240.551.7415 Pong Table & CALVARY YARD more. Address: 10 Sat. Sunnyside Ct, SALE Oct. 12, 9-2pm, 9545 Georgia Avenue, OLNEY/NORBECK GROVE: 10/5 8-1 Silver Spring, MD HH items, furn, toys, ( e n t e r from back on Wood- games, craft supplies, purses, jewelry 18320 l a n d Drive). Sponsored by Leedstown Way Thrivent Financial for POTOMAC : HUGE Lutherans. Contact SALE - Fri 10/4 , 9am301-589-4001. 8pm, Sat 10/5, 9am3pm, Clothing, FurniCOMMUNITY ture, Antiques, More! YARD SALE St. James’ 11815 Seven Locks Rd between SAT 10/5, 8a-1p HH Items, Living Room Montrose & Tuckerman. Furniture, Art Work, Refrigerator Antiques ROCKVILLE: Grace and Collectables, Chapel Multi-Family Clothes. Wightman to Yard Sale! 4115 Bellbluff Road to Muncaster Mill Road, Mainsail Drive Sat. 10/5 8am-3pm. appliances, E M U L T I F A M I L Y Tools, e x e r YARD SALE.... equip., toys, Lots of items, Dishes, cise exercise equipment, games, furniture, baby tools, furniture and furniture, books, jewelmuch more. 8am-2pm. ry, ping pong table, air 4200 Headwaters hockey, drums and much more. RefreshL a n e ments. Olney Md 20832

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Min. 5 yrs commercial exp. Job in Silver Spring, MD. Bilingual a plus. $22.00/hr. A Drug-free workplace EOE, E-Verify



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Gaithersburg 301-869-6243 Silver Spring 301-587-5594

Fashion Eye Glass Fitters Meds Techs & Opticians Exp or will train. Good hand eye, must own car, F/T including Sat. Salary $12$24/hr + benefit. Apply in person for

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û Free training begins soon û Generous monthly tax-free stipend û 24/7 support

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NOW HIRING CNAS Call Rafiq at: 301-922-0615 19120 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD 20855


Liberty Lock & Security in Rockville, seeking qualified technicians. Experience required. Confidentiality assured. Fax Resume to 301-424-3080, email

House Cleaning Rockville. Looking for 1 Full Time House Maid to join our Company for Residential Cleaning. Mon-Fri. 8 am-5 pm. Must have Drivers License, excellent cleaning experience, must speak some English and be legal to work in U.S. Pay $10.00 p/hr. 301-706-5550.

Restaurant Staff µ Wait Staff µ Buss Persons µ PM Line Cook Full & Part time shifts available Apply In Person: Normandie Farm Restaurant 10710 Falls Rd, Potomac

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Careers 301-670-2500 Dental/ Medical Assistant Trainees Needed Now Dental/Medical Offices now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-234-7706 CTO SCHEV

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

Software Business System Analyst

CYNCZ LLC (Clarksburg, MD & occasional work in Rockville, MD). Dvlp address book synchronization system. Dsgn, integrate, monitor advanced d/base mgmt system & complex communication network. Position reqs Bachelor’s deg or equiv in Comp Sci, Comp Applics or rltd & 1 yr s/ware dvlpmt exp, utilizing communications protocol, Apple IOS, Google’s Android, Research in Motion’s Blackberry, & Microsoft Windows’ Mobile platform. Mail resume to Jaya Pandey, 11905 Kigger Jack Lane, Clarksburg, MD 20871.

to advertise call 301.670.7100 or email


SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS FT/PT ROCKVILLE area. Must be "EXPERIENCED" & have a CDL w/PS endorsement. Call 301-752-6551

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On Call Supervisor

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

Administer payroll & benefits. Opportunity for advancement. ADP PCPW Payroll & JDEdwards experience preferred. Send resumes & cover letter to


We are looking for AMAZING sales people!!!


APPOINTMENT SETTERS Earn $750 to $1000 a week.


Call John at 301-987-9828

CPA firm, Olney, MD has multiple positions open. Tax supervisor/manager - 10+ yrs exp, General ledger accountant - 5+ yrs exp, F/T, P/T, flexible hours. For immediate consideration please email:

Courtroom Clerk

Interior Decorating/ Residential Design

Come generate appointments for a Top Inc 500 remodeling Co. Ê Daytime & Evening Hours Available Ê Gaithersburg location


District Court for Montgomery County Perform specialized clerical work at the advanced level assisting the judge in courtroom procedures and dockets. Prepare/generate paperwork for the judge’s and/or defendant’s signatures. Responsible for assisting the judge in the maintenance, operation, and organization of the courtroom. Work is performed with considerable independence and is evaluated for efficiency, effectiveness, timeliness and compliance with procedures. Resolve a variety of unprecedented or unusual problems. Ability to work overtime, as needed without prior notice. Maybe called in during emergencies, e.g. inclement weather conditions and staff shortages. For full details and instructions on how to apply, visit the court’s EOE website

Concrete Pump Operator, Dump Truck Drivers, Loader Operator Modern Foundations (Woodbine, MD) is looking for: Experienced concrete pump operator, Dump Truck Drivers, Residential Construction Loader Operator. Qualified applicants call 410-795-8877.


Residential Builder/Remodeler needs experienced working superintendents, carpenters, and painters to work in the DMV area. Must have impeccable references. Start immediately! Salary based on qualifications, plus benefits. Send resume to or fax 301-721-9899.


Periodontal office (Shady Grove) FT, with at least 2 years of experience and excellent communication skills. Benefits and salary based on experience. Please email resume to

Growing national firm seeks experienced salespersons with passion for decorating. Permanent positions available; various opportunities in booming market.

Send resumes to or call 301-933-7900

The Gazette, a Post Newsweek Media company, is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated people to take our sales territories to the next level. If you value autonomy, but can work well in a team that values integrity, respect and growth, this may be the job for you. The mission of the Advertising Sales Consultant is to develop new business while servicing and increasing existing business. Position involves cold calls, interviewing potential clients, developing and presenting marketing plans, closing sales and developing strong customer relationships. Candidates should possess persistence, energy, enthusiasm and strong planning and organizational skills. We offer a competitive compensation, commission and incentives, comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, pension, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. To become part of this high-quality, high-growth organization, send resume and salary/earnings requirement to EOE


Min. 1 yr exp. in commercial work. Job in Silver Spring, MD. Bilingual a plus. $12 to $14/hr. based on exp. Drug-free workplace. EOE & E-Verify 301-662-7584

Property Management

Grady Management, a leader in the property management arena, has the following positions open in the Gaithersburg area: G r o u n d s : PT position is avail. busy apt. community. This position will assist in maintaining the grounds, outdoor facilities, interior common areas, and will assist heavily in snow removal. Marketing Consultants: we have a part time (20 hours) opportunity on our team. Previous multi-family housing experience desired. All positions require weekend work. Please send resumes and cover letters with the position desired to:

Corrigan Square Apts.

8511 Snouffer School Road, Apt # 11 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Fax #: 301-519-0851 Email: EEO M/F/D.

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Upscale salon in Gaithersburg. Excellent commission. Booth rentals available. Great work environment and location. Call 301-693-8504

STYLISTS New Hair Cuttery Salon Opening Oct 5th! Stylist opportunities now available! Comp pay and benefits! REQ’D MD Cosmetology License! Call Heather at 410374-8760 or apply today at!

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Warehouse Loader Part time position available for warehouse truck loader, Wednesdays. Job responsibilities are to assist drivers and carriers loading their vehicles with bundles of newspapers. Must be able to lift 40 lbs, accurately, count bundles and able to operate a pallet jack. Wednesday at 4am to 4pm shift available at our Gaithersburg location. Please contact Ken at 301-670-7350, reference "warehouse loader" position EOE

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