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Maryland might require applicants for a new handgun license to shoot a gun first, but it does not require the many private ranges in the state to open their doors to those applicants. Maryland’s new law that went into effect Oct. 1 mandates those who apply for a handgun qualification license to complete a training course. Part of that course must include firing one live round. Where applicants will be able to meet that requirement

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in many parts of the state remains a mostly unanswered question. Of the 23 counties in Maryland, only 19 have ranges, according to a list published by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Baltimore city and Dorchester, Calvert, Howard and Somerset counties do not have a range. Nothing in the new law or regulations requires private ranges to open their facilities to nonmembers, said Shannon Alford, Maryland state liaison with the National Rifle Association. “Offering a firearms range is a wonderful thing to allow people to enjoy the sport of

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Middle school students’ performance will be tracked by the Measures of Academic Progress test as the county’s schools await data from new state assessments. Kimberly Statham — deputy superintendent of teaching, learning and programs for the school system — said in a presentation to the school board Monday that the school system eventually will develop academic targets based on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers.

PARCC will be fully implemented in the school system next school year. “In the meantime, however, we need a high-quality instrument to assess the health of the school system,” she said. “We believe that that instrument is MAP.” The computer-based progress test that assesses math and reading performance already is in use in the school system. This year, however, will mark the first time the test is used to assess student progress systemwide, Statham said. Superintendent Joshua P. Starr said these measures are not the same as the “milestone” targets described in the strategic planning framework he announced in June.

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Rebecca Coca of Burtonsville celebrates after ringing the finsih line bell at the end of her 35-mile ride in the MoCo Epic Mountain Bike Festival on Sunday at South Germantown Recreational Park. The two-day event featured supported bike rides of varying lengths that took cyclists along trails throughout the county.

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lmost 1,000 riders participated in the MoCo Epic Mountain Bike Festival Saturday and Sunday. The event was organized by the MidAtlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts. It was originally scheduled for Oct. 12 and 13, but was postponed due to rain. According to Melissa Chotiner, spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Depart-

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ment of Parks, about 2,250 people took part in the event, including 950 riders. The event was held at South Germantown Recreational Park, which is managed by the parks department. The available bike trails ranged from 25- to 65-mile rides in several county parks. Supervised trails were provided for children and ranged from 4 to 7 miles. — SYLVIA CARIGNAN

Pay for the next members of the Montgomery County Council will increase about $32,000 in the next four years. The current council voted 8-1 to approve the increase Tuesday, based on an amendment by Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring to phase in the increase. Councilman Philip M. Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg opposed the increase. According to the amendment, the council’s pay would increase from $104,291 — the level as of December 2012 — to $136,258 on Dec. 4, 2017. There would be increases of 8.6 percent in 2014, 6.5 percent in 2015 and 6.5 percent in 2016. The final increase, in 2017, would be 6.0 percent. The final amount of $136,258 matches the recent recommendation of a committee appointed by the council every four years to study compensation by elected officials, but alters the committee’s suggestion for getting there. The committee’s suggestion would have set the council’s salary at $125,000 starting in December 2014, with cost of living increases each year, bringing it to $136,258 by the end of the four-year term. In proposing the change, Navarro said, the council needs to be mindful of the financial issues facing many county residents as the country continues to recover from the economic recession. Navarro called phasing in the increases a “reasonable and responsible approach.” The first phase, an increase in the salaries to $113,310 a year, won’t take effect until Dec. 1, 2014, after the next election. Lawmakers are legally prohibited in Maryland from giving themselves a raise. The bill the council passed Tuesday also increases the next county ex-

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Poolesville High School volleyball coach Fran Duvall, who is a cancer survivor, talks to her players before their game Monday, when the team raised money for cancer awareness. Story, Page A-2.

Poolesville’s Military Support Group made a $10,000 donation during a town commissioners’ meeting Monday that will help military families across the country. The check will go to the Rockvillebased Fisher House Foundation, which

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provides housing for military families who want to be close to a loved one while they are hospitalized. They also provide plane tickets and hotel rooms through the donation of frequent flier miles, as well as scholarships for military children and grants for volunteer organizations. In Montgomery County, Fisher homes are located in Bethesda, near Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and in Silver Spring at the Forest Glen Annex. The $10,000 check from Poolesville’s Military Support Group will pay for 1,000

nights of boarding for veterans and military families, Fisher House Foundation Vice President of Operations Brian Gawne said. The support group hosts veterans from Walter Reed facilities at an annual cookout near White’s Ferry and takes donations through the year. For more information about the Poolesville Military Support Group, contact Paul Kellt at 301-641-0787. scarignan@gazette.net

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Poolesville High volleyball team nets $5,000 for cancer awareness Poolesville High School’s girls volleyball team broke its fundraising goal for the fifth straight year with some help from the community Monday evening. The team is raising funds for the Side-Out Foundation, established in 2004 to help raise breast cancer awareness. The campaign’s co-chairwoman is Poolesville parent Patricia Wolz, who said the team sets a $5,000 goal each year, but always earns more, including this year. Final totals from in-person donations had not been calculated as of press time, but the team had raised $4,800 through online donations alone. The girls on the volleyball team, led by coach Fran DuVall, have personal connections to cancer survivors in their own community. A Poolesville High alumna, who played on DuVall’s team, was diagnosed with breast cancer at 19. “It was a realization for [the girls] that — guess what? — this can happen to us,” DuVall said. DuVall was diagnosed with thyroid cancer a few years ago and she missed last year’s fundraiser game because she was undergoing treatment. DuVall said her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. The Poolesville athletes walk

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around the school cafeteria during lunch with donation boxes, organize bake sales, sell bracelets and T-shirts, and do it with pride, DuVall said. “They’ve taken this on at a young age and are doing something really positive, “ she said. So far, the girls have raised more than $30,000 for the Side-Out Foundation, including their online fundraising total this year. “We have been very fortunate to have strong support from our community,” Wolz said. This year, the team will honor breast cancer survivors and those who have died of the disease by displaying their names in the high school gym for a small donation. To donate to the volleyball team’s fundraiser, visit sideout.org/cb/campaigns/campaign/6812. Donations will be accepted through October.

Alternative Gift Market returns to Germantown Neelsville Presbyterian Church will host this year’s Alternative Gift Market on Nov. 3. The market will offer tax-

EVENTS Transportation Plans and Policies and the Cost to the Taxpayer,

7-9 p.m., Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. This presentation features speaker Art Holmes, director of Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation. Free. president@mctaxpayersleague.org.

FRIDAY, OCT. 25 Open Mic Night, 5:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 316 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg. Free. candace.child@ wholefoods.com.

Meaningful Movies Olney: Gasland, Part 1, 7:30-10 p.m., Buffington/

REMAX Building Community Room, 3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. A look at “fracking” (hydraulic fracturing), a natural-gas pursuit practice that has swept across the United States. Free. 301-570-0923. Celtic Music with Julie Fowlis, 8 p.m., BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. $32. 240-912-1058.

deductible gifts in addition to fair trade coffee, tea and chocolates. Products will be offered for sale by humanitarian and environmental agencies. Shoppers may support people in need in other countries by buying the supplies they need, and groceries can be purchased for the hungry and homeless in the U.S. The church is at 20701 Frederick Road, Germantown. Attendees are welcome to join worship at 8:30 or 11 a.m.; the market will be open from 9:30 to 11 a.m. For more information, contact the church at 301-972-3619 or office@neelsville.org.

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Nicholas Khalil, 7, of Poolesville serves the ball before the Poolesville High School volleyball game Monday. Looking on is announcer and fellow cancer survivor Eric Hansen.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26 Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m., Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences, 21830 Peach Tree Road, Dickerson, also 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27. 301-972-0341. Save Our Streams Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lois Green-Sligo Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, 8721 Snouffer School Road, Gaithersburg. Classroom training in the chapter meeting room will be followed by field training in a nearby stream. $25. www.sosworkshop.eventbrite.com. Community Health Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 9008 Rosemont Drive, Gaithersburg. Screenings, children’s games and free healthy food. Free. 301-9260424. Love Your Pet Day, noon-5 p.m., Kunzang Palyul Choling Buddhist Temple, 18400 River Road, Poolesville. Enjoy a day of compassionate, joyful, and healthy interaction with pets and the community. $10 per adult, $5 per child. 301-710-6259. Forest Explorer, 1-2 p.m., Black Hill Visitor Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds. Discover different leaves, nuts,

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p.m., Whalen Commons, 19701 Fisher Ave., Poolesville. A fundraiser for WUMCO Help, a local organization serving low-income residents. $25 for adults, $15 for youth. www.wumcohelp.org.

MORE INTERACTIVE CALENDAR ITEMS AT WWW.GAZETTE.NET fungi and animals that make up the colorful patchwork of the autumn forest. $5. Register at www.parkpass.org. Turkey and Oyster Dinner, 1-5 p.m., Wesley Grove United Methodist Church, 23640 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg. $16 for adults, $8 for children ages 5-12, preschoolers free. Carryout meals are available for $16. wgumc@ wesleygroveumc.org. Pet Blessing and Open House, 2-4 p.m., Negola’s Ark Veterinary Hospital, 9401 Fields Road, Gaithersburg. Treats will be provided for humans and animals. Free. info@negolasark.com. Hospice Caring’s Bowl-A-Thon, 3 p.m., Bowl America, 1101 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg. 301-869-0113. Fall Colors Lake Tour by Kayak, 3-6 p.m., Black Hill Visitor Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds. Join a

ebrate the grand opening of several stores. The festival will include live entertainment, door prizes, children’s activities and an opportunity to meet the Washington Capitals’ mascot. The shops are at the intersection of Seneca Meadows Parkway and Observation Drive in Germantown. The center is anchored by Wegmans, at 20600 Seneca Meadows Parkway.

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Chamber holds mixer in Rockville The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Nov. 6 at Johns Hopkins University, 9605 Medical Center Drive, Rockville. It’s free for chamber members and first-time nonmembers, and $40 for returning nonmembers. Register at ggchamber.org. naturalist for a leisurely kayak or canoe tour of Little Seneca Lake. $30. Register at www.parkpass.org. The Love Ball, 6:30 p.m., Hilton Washington, D.C./Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Cocktail reception with silent auction followed by threecourse dinner, live auction and music benefiting the county Humane Society. $160-230. rsabath@mchumane.org.

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Boy Scouts master disaster response in Germantown Montgomery County Councilman Philip M. Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg looks on as volunteers treat a “victim” in an emergency scenario. Matt Jones (center) and Sam Kreitzberg respond to Abigail Bartram. All three are members of county First Aid Unit Explorer Post 521.

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When police arrested a Gaithersburg man, his son, and four others in North Potomac on drug and firearm charges earlier this month, they alleged they had plenty of evidence: more than 600 Instagram photos of drugs and weapons. Police report in charging documents that the arrests came after learning of a “problem house” which was the site of frequent parties, and where teens bought drugs from Ethan Gettier, the 16-year-old son of the home’s owner, Darel Gettier. Both Gettiers were arrested on Oct. 11, along with 18-year-olds Anand M. Javeri, Khaliq R. Thomas, and Devon Rubenstein and 20-year-old Connor Fellows. Javeri, Thomas and Rubenstein live in Germantown, and Fellows lives in Gaithersburg. According to his charging documents, police had believed that Ethan Gettier, a Quince Orchard High School student, was selling drugs to high school students from his home during school hours, with tacit permission from his father. Just after the arrests, police searched the Gettiers’ home which police say smelled of marijuana and contained items used to consume the drug “in plain view” in Ethan’s room, along with a .22 handgun. “There is no way” that Darel Gettier did not know his son and friends were smoking marijuana in house, an officer wrote in Darel Gettier’s charging documents. But Howard Cheris, who represents Gettier, said that assumption was “overbroad” and “speculative.” Cheris said his client isn’t guilty of any of the charges, adding that Gettier legitimately owned the guns that police recovered in his house. When asked why Gettier had so many guns, Cheris said, “He’s an NRA member, and because he’s allowed to.” After learning of the photos that Ethan Gettier had posted to his Instagram — a social photo-sharing platform — and Facebook pages, police spent weeks surveilling Gettier’s house, watching teen drivers pull into the house’s driveway, stay for a few minutes, and drive away: typical behavior, they said, of a drug buy. On Oct. 11, police watched one such car pull away from the house, and found

with the help of about 60 volunteers from the Gaithersburg-Washington Grove and Germantown volunteer fire departments, Montgomery County’s Community Emergency Response Teams, Disaster Aid USA, the county’s Emergency Operations Office and Explorer Post 521, a county first aid unit. First aid scenarios including car accidents and soccer field in-

juries were simulated at the event. Maryland State Police also brought a rescue helicopter to teach Scouts about its use and role in emergency response, according to Gaithersburg resident John Hanson, assistant vice president of the Montgomery County area for the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. — SYLVIA CARIGNAN

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A student-generated survey designed to give advanced government high-schoolers data on trends has been removed from a school system computer network after a mother complained that the questions were too personal. The mother, whose son is a 10thgrader at Poolesville High School, said the survey asked more than a dozen detailed personal, political and financial questions. The answers were to be shared among Advanced Placement students studying polls, surveys and trends, schools spokesman Dana Tofig said on Oct. 15. “The idea was that they would then analyze the data and see what trends develop along demographic lines,” Tofig wrote in an email. “The poll was

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given to the 10th graders at Poolesville High only.” It was also posted on EdLine, the school system’s website used for information about assignments. “The results of the survey were only going to be analyzed by the AP Government classes, and not provided to anyone else,” Tofig wrote. “All responses, regardless of where they were submitted, were done anonymously, and neither the students nor the teachers would have had access to the demographic data on a student-by-student basis.” However, Tofig said that system’s general procedure is to have any surveys reviewed by school leadership. In this case some of the questions were deemed inappropriate and should not have been posted on EdLine, he said. “The survey has been removed and the results will not be calculated,” he wrote. Poolesville High Principal Deena Levine said she asked the survey be taken down from the website as soon as she saw it. “We thought that the questions

were too invasive and too personal,” Levine said. Levine also said that school procedure calls for review of a survey before its posted online. In this case, she said she thinks “they just thought it was ready to go and were excited about doing it.” Levine said the students and teachers were aiming to develop a survey of “high interest” to the students that included topical issues. “I think they had an interesting idea, they had good intentions, but it just wasn’t appropriate,” she said. The results of the students who took the survey were erased, she said. Levine said she will review procedures on surveys and posting content to EdLine with the school’s entire staff. The mom, who declined to give her name, raised the issue during a town hall Monday night hosted by Superintendent Joshua Starr at Clarksburg High School. Staff writer Lindsay A. Powers contributed to this report.

Javeri and Thomas inside, along with some marijuana. Police arrested the two after learning the two had just sold Ethan Gettier marijuana, according to Javeri’s charging documents. When police and a SWAT team arrived at the Gettier home to serve Gettier with a search warrant, they found him armed with two handguns, according to a press release about the arrest. Police found seven people inside smoking marijuana, and after searching the house, 45 guns. Among them was an M-16 that Ethan Gettier had posted to his Instagram account “DatLife420,” according to his arresting documents. He had also posted photos of Tupperware full of marijuana and other firearms. Steven Kupferberg, who represents Ethan Gettier, said he had only recently become Gettier’s attorney and could not yet speak Gettier about the case in detail. He said that considering Gettier was only 16 and did not have a criminal record, he believed Gettier had been over-charged. Fellows was arrested in a traffic stop shortly after he left the Gettier Javeri home. Reached by phone at his home on Monday, Darel Gettier said, “It’s all being blown out of proportion,” and referred questions to Cheris, his lawyer. As part of the Thomas ongoing investigation, a second search warrant was issued at Thomas’ home on Cottage Garden Drive in Germantown. Police found six bags of marijuana there, baggies, and scales, according to his charging documents. Police charged Ethan Gettier, Javeri and Thomas with possession or distribution charges. Darel Gettier was charged with allowing a minor to have access to a handgun and other charges. Rubenstein and Fellows received criminal citations for possessing marijuana. All six suspects were released on bail. Attorney information for Javeri and Thomas was not listed online. jedavis@gazette.net

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The upcounty region’s recent growth is demanding more county resources, Councilman Craig Rice said Wednesday. Rice (D-Dist. 2), of Germantown, addressed the area’s growing pains at a lightly attended community forum Wednesday evening at the Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown, where schools and transportation issues dominated the discussion. Upcounty schools are “consistently” crowded, Rice said. Three elementary schools that feed into Northwest and Seneca Valley high schools — Spark M. Matsunaga, Diamond and S. Christa McAuliffe

— are 30 percent or more over their enrollment capacity. According to Montgomery County Public Schools’ enrollment numbers for the 20122013 school year, 12 of Germantown’s 20 elementary schools are over capacity, but upcounty middle and high schools are under or meeting their enrollment capacity. Seneca Valley High School, which is scheduled for modernization, will be at 65 percent capacity once construction is complete. As of the last academic year, the school was eight students over capacity. Rice said the modernization will begin in 2015 and be completed by 2018 or 2019. “It’s a long time coming,” he said. “We’re happy to finally see that coming to completion.” Residents expressed concern that transportation projects in the area, including the extension of Midcounty Highway and construction of the Cor-

ridor Cities Transitway, are taking too long while developers continue to build homes and retail stores in the Clarksburg area. Rice said that’s a shortcoming the county is still catching up on; when upcounty development took off, transportation didn’t follow. “Now is the time,” Rice said. The transitway, a bus rapid transit line that will connect Clarksburg to Gaithersburg, is partially funded with $100 million from the state. The total project is estimated to cost $545 million, The Gazette previously reported. The Corridor Cities Transitway will link Germantown’s development hubs, Rice said, but also needs to connect Clarksburg Town Center to main transportation arteries. “While we don’t have access to mass transit right now,” he said, “we have to do what we can with what we’ve got.” The transitway would be

“our only form of mass transit” upcounty, Rice said. The extension to Midcounty Highway, a county project, has also stirred mixed feelings among upcounty residents. The county plan details several different ways the existing Midcounty Highway in Gaithersburg could be connected to Ridge Road in Germantown, including the construction of new roads and widening rustic roads. Residents at the meeting voiced their desire for a new route to handle ever-growing traffic, a viewpoint Rice supported. “The future is in the upcounty,” he said. “There’s a lot going on here.” According to the 2010 Census, Germantown’s population was 86,400, larger than nearby Gaithersburg at about 60,000 and Rockville at 61,000 people. scarignan@gazette.net

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Sitting side-by-side at the Saphire Cafe in Bethesda, Robin Ficker and his son Flynn Ficker seem anything but exhausted. Yet since May, the father-son duo has spent nearly every spare moment trekking District 15, in heat and rain, knocking on doors as they campaign to represent the district in Annapolis. District 15 covers the western portions of Montgomery County, from Potomac to Poolesville, including parts of Clarksburg. Together, the Fickers say they have knocked on 20,000 doors and expect to knock on that many more before the Nov. 4, 2014, general election. Robin, 70, and his son Flynn, 31, have formed a slate, Fickers for 15. Robin seeks to be a state senator; Flynn, a delegate. The Fickers are running as Republicans, but campaigning with everyone in District 15 regardless of party, Robin said. What drew the duo into the race was a feeling that the views of their diverse district were not being represented in Annapolis or among the Montgomery delegation, which has only Democrats. State election figures from October 2012 show District 15 having about 44,000 Democrats and 23,000 Republicans, with 24,000 registered voters who are unaffiliated.

“Once people are in Annapolis, some even before that, the special interests grab hold, and their self-interests grab hold, and the viewpoint of the citizens isn’t represented,” Robin said. “When we knock on a door, we ask, ‘What can we do for you in the legislature?’” As they talk with voters, Flynn said, he and his father make an honest effort to listen to voter interests. And they take notes. “It’s the best grass-roots way to find out what voters really want, to get them involved and to create a healthy democracy,” Flynn said. Voters in the district are opposed to the transfer of teacher pensions from the state to the county, Robin said. He said voters also oppose the partisan politics that led to the federal government shutdown; favor getting more of their tax dollars returned to the county; and favor strong education and job growth along the Interstate 270 corridor. The Fickers also favor a vibrant education program and tax fairness. “I think we want to show some defense against the onslaught of tax increases, to promote economic growth to increase jobs,” Flynn added. Politically, Robin said, the Fickers are more centrist, but “thrifty.” Both favor raising the minimum wage. Neither is aligned with the tea party politics that shut down the federal government. “Shutdown was a very bad idea; it should never have come to that. I’ve put 20 questions on the ballot that have gotten over 2 million votes,” Robin said, referring to referendums he has initiated. “There’s

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Two Germantown brothers are behind bars facing attempted murder charges in a Gaithersburg shooting last weekend. On Monday, police announced that they had arrested Abdelrahman Abdou, 18, and his 20-year-old brother Abdullah, both of Panthers Ridge Drive. The shooting took place on Saturday at around 10:30 p.m. Responding officers found one victim on the 7700 block of Prince Hall Court, and another in the parking lot of the Giant grocery store on Flower Hill Way. Rescue personnel took the

victims — two men, according to police — to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to a statement issued by Montgomery County Police Capt. Jim Daly, police believe the shooting took place near Washington Grove Lane and Mineral Springs Drive. Police have not yet disclosed what they believe prompted the shooting. The brothers have each been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of assault, use of a firearm in a crime of violence, and reckless endangerment. The maximum penalties for the crimes is life in prison. Both men were being held without bond. Lawyers for the brothers were not listed online. sjbsmith@gazette.net

Drop-off locations for unused drugs Montgomery County police are coordinating with the National Drug Enforcement Administration’s Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. The county will have six locations where expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off. The service is free and anonymous. The department’s Fifth District station at 20000 Aircraft Drive, Germantown, is one of 10 drop-off locations in the county. Illegal drugs, syringes and needles are not accepted. Medicine can be thrown away in household trash if precautions are taken. Liquid medications must be mixed with kitty litter, coffee grounds or sawdust and placed in a sealed plastic bag or empty container to prevent leakage. Pills and tablets must be crushed. Labels with the patient’s name should be removed. Empty bottles and inhalers can be placed in the county’s blue recycling bins.

County to host Hispanic consumer forum The county’s Office of Consumer Protection will offer a bilingual online chat focusing on issues that affect the Hispanic community. The chat will be conducted by the office’s director, Eric Friedman, from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. The discussion is part of the “Consumer Ed Cafe ... Food for Thought” series. Participants can enter questions in English or Spanish before or during the live discussion at montgomerycountymd.gov/consumer. A transcript will be available to view during and after the chat. For more information, contact the Office of Consumer Protection at 240-777-3636.

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Upcounty board has new members Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) has appointed three new members to the Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board. Ketaki Singh of Clarksburg, Annie McDonald from Shady Grove and Tobi Printz-Platnick of Boyds are the new members, succeeding Andrew Aviles of Germantown, Doug Noble of Damascus and Robert Thompson of Darnestown. Each had served two terms. Board members, who serve three-year terms, advise the county executive and County Council on issues and projects regarding northern Montgomery County.

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Robin Ficker (left) and his son Flynn are running for state office in District 15. Robin is running for senator, Flynn for delegate. various ways to peacefully change government.” Both Robin, an attorney, and Flynn, an engineer, live on their 27acre family farm in Boyds, where they have horses, dogs, sunflowers and fruit trees. Between the two, the Fickers hold six college and graduate degrees. Robin is no stranger to politics. He represented District 15 in the House from 1978 to 1982. He has run for several state and federal positions. He also has campaigned and

put 20 questions on the ballot for voters to decide — most notably the 2008 question to cap Montgomery County property tax increases at the rate of inflation, which passed and many now know as the Ficker Amendment. Unlike the Democratic candidates for the district, the Fickers are focused on November, not June, when party primaries will be held. “We are running for the general election,” Robin said. kalexander@gazette.net

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SYLVIA CARIGNAN STAFF WRITER

A Germantown woman has died of her injuries after an Oct. 11 collision on Clopper Road left her hospitalized. Montgomery County police officers responded to a crash on Oct. 11 at 1:37 p.m. Three vehicles were involved in the collision at the intersection of Clopper and Waring Station roads in Germantown. Dorothy Jean Rudnicki, 71, was driving a 2008 Saturn west on Clopper Road when the vehicle crossed into the eastbound lanes, according to a release from county police. Toni Helene Johnson-Conner, 60, was driving a 2008 Acura when her vehicle was struck by Rudnicki’s car.

A third vehicle, a 1994 Honda driven by 46-year-old Daniel Clifton Offutt, was traveling east behind Johnson-Conner when her vehicle struck Rudnicki’s. Unable to stop, Offutt’s vehicle struck JohnsonConner’s Acura, police said. Johnson-Conner was taken to a local hospital immediately after the crash. Police were informed that Rudnicki went to a hospital later that day. Rudnicki died of her injuries on Oct. 18. Montgomery County police spokesperson Blanca Kling said investigators are working to determine Rudnicki’s state of health when she left the scene of the crash. According to police, the medical examiner has ruled the death accidental. Offutt, Johnson-Conner and Rudnicki are Germantown residents. scarignan@gazette.net

The Sugarloaf Citizens Association will hold a potluck party from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Linden Farm in Dickerson. Live music will be provided. Guests should bring a dish to share. Beer and wine will cost $2, and soft drinks are free. The farm is at 20900 Martinsburg Road. RSVPs are not required, but will help event planners. To RSVP, leave a message at 301-349-4889. For more information, visit sugarloafcitizens.org.

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Complete report at www.gazette.net The following is a summary of incidents in the Germantown area to which Montgomery County police responded recently. The words “arrested” and “charged” do not imply guilt. This information was provided by the county.

Armed robbery • On Oct. 7 at 10:30 p.m. in the 19700 block of Crystal Rock Drive, Germantown. The subjects threatened the victim with a weapon and took property. Auto theft • On Oct. 2 in the 19400 block of Rayfield Road, Germantown. No further information provided. Commercial burglary • Between 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 a.m. Oct. 7 at Rentals unlimited, 24000 Frederick Road, Clarksburg. Attempted forced entry, took nothing. • On Oct. 7 at Poolesville Small Engine and Repairs, 15100 Barnesville Road, Boyds. Forced entry, took property. • On Oct. 7 between midnight and 4:45 a.m. at Cellular Connection-Verizon, 19828 Century Blvd., Germantown. Forced entry, took nothing. • On Oct. 7 at 3 a.m. at Verizon Wireless, 19701 Frederick Road, Clarksburg. Forced entry, took nothing. Residential burglary • 19200 block of Liberty Mill Road, Germantown, between midnight Oct. 2 and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Unforced entry, took property. • 12500 block of Willow Spring Circle, Germantown, between 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6. No forced entry, took property. • 20500 block of Afternoon Lane, Germantown, at 11 a.m. Oct. 6. Forced entry, took property. Strong-arm robbery • On Oct. 3 at 6:45 p.m. at Falconcrest and Richter Farm roads, Germantown. The subjects forcefully took property from the victim. • On Oct. 5 at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of 7-Eleven, 19412 Walter Johnson Drive, Germantown. The subjects forcefully took property from the victim.


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Sam’s Club crash heroes During Montgomery County’s tribute to “everyday heroes” Tuesday in Rockville, Army 2nd Lt. Wells Weymouth (right) and Navy Ensign John Hunt, both medical students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, were recognized for helping save the life of a Potomac man who was hit by a car July 23 inside the Sam’s Club store in Gaithersburg. Also recognized Tuesday were two security guards from Montgomery College who performed CPR and saved the life of a student, and a man who came to the rescue of a woman trapped in her car that had been crushed by a fallen tree during the June 2012 derecho.

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Montgomery County Police are looking for the man who robbed a Germantown bank on Oct. 15. In a press release, police describe the robber as black, about 5 feet 11 inches tall to 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing about 200 pounds, wearing a disguise. The robbery occurred at the TD Bank at 19501 Frederick Road. Police said the robber gave the teller a note that demanded money and implied that he had a weapon. The robber received an “undisclosed amount of cash,” then left the bank, according to the police news release. Anyone with information

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Boyds resident David Fraser-Hidalgo is working to anchor a spot in Annapolis with a run for political office in 2014. Fraser-Hidalgo, 43, was appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) after being nominated by the Montgomery County’s Democratic Central Committee to fill the District 15

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delegate seat vacated by Sen. Brian J. Feldman. Fraser-Hidalgo was sworn in on Monday in Annapolis. He will be an incumbent candidate when he runs for Fraser-Hidalgo the District 15 delegate seat in 2014. Fellow incumbents Del. Kathleen Dumais (D-Dist. 15) of Rockville and Del. Aruna Miller

(D-Dist 15) will also run. Fraser-Hidalgo said he wants to tackle “a lot of different things” in Annapolis. The candidate is in favor of raising the minimum wage, and making sure public services are well-funded. Fraser-Hidalgo worked as a Montgomery County police officer for three and a half years. Much of the necessary funding for public safety and education “comes from having a vibrant business community,” Fraser-Hidalgo said. The candidate said he’d like to get to know District 15 better.

He lived in Wheaton before he moved to Boyds, where he has lived for the past six years. Fraser-Hidalgo also said he “would like to work on immigration issues,” but has not determined which those will be. Fraser-Hidalgo ran for the delegate seat in District 15 in 2010, but was unsuccessful. He is planning to raise $30,000 to $40,000 through private events for his 2014 campaign. The general election will be held in November 2014. scarignan@gazette.net

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Investigators have identified this man as a suspect in the robbery of a Germantown bank.

about the robbery was asked to call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866411-8477, or leave a tip online. Crime Solvers will pay a reward of up to $10,000 in cash for information that leads police to an arrest or indictment. Tipsters will remain anonymous.


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KEVIN JAMES SHAY STAFF WRITER

The planning process for Pike & Rose, one of the region’s largest mixed-use development projects that is replacing MidPike Plaza in North Bethesda, started in 2005 when developer Federal Realty Investment Trust requested a revision of the White Flint Policy Area boundaries to include the shopping center on Rockville Pike near Montrose Road. About five years later, the county approved the amended master plan, and the site plan for the massive 3.4 millionsquare-foot transit-oriented project was approved another two years later. Federal Realty

broke ground on the first phase — which includes some 170,000 square feet of retail, 80,000 square feet of commercial office and 493 residential units — in July 2012. While seven years from planning to ground breaking may seem like an abnormally long time, it’s really about right for projects of Pike & Rose’s scale, said Evan Goldman, vice president for development of Rockville-based Federal Realty. The project was placed on the state’s FastTrack program, designed to streamline and speed up the permitting and planning process. “County and state officials have been great to work with,” Goldman said. “They have been doing everything they can to help us keep going. ... After all, we are building what is essentially a new city here.” For others, the county permitting process is still costly and

frustrating. Adam Greenberg, president and founder of Restaurant Zone, a company that manages several Potomac Pizza restaurants in Montgomery County, said he thought he was following regulations to obtain a permit for a project but had to resubmit plans, costing him tens of thousands of dollars. “I love Montgomery County. ... But it’s very hard to do business here,” said Greenberg, also president of the Potomac Chamber of Commerce. The record plat approval and permitting process in Frederick County and Northern Virginia is less expensive and time consuming than in Montgomery County, said Robert Kaufman, vice president for government affairs with the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association. The average number of days that the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services took to issue a commercial permit for new construction was 163 days in fiscal 2012, according to the county’s fiscal 2014 budget. That was up from 160 days in fiscal 2011, but still below the average of 177 days in fiscal 2010 and 296 days in 2009. Commercial additions were approved faster, an average of 61 days in fiscal 2012, down from 78 days in 2011. Residential projects were also approved faster in fiscal 2012 than 2011. The county has been making efficiency improvements that include allowing online permit applications in some areas and is working to reduce the time

taken for the cross-agency approval process, according to the budget report. The county also has a small business navigator, Judy Stephenson, who helps businesses through the permitting process, among other programs and aid, said Steven A. Silverman, director of the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development. Still, he admitted, “We have to do a much better job in permitting.”

Apartment units to open in May The apartment units at Pike & Rose likely will be the first part of the project to be completed, with a planned opening in May, Goldman said during an on-site tour. An iPic movie theater, 32,000-square-foot Sport & Health fitness club, a park, offices and restaurants such as Del Frisco’s Grille, Roti and ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen are planned to follow by next fall. The first phase also includes underground parking and a music venue offering rooftop jazz in an enclosed patio operated by Strathmore. “Our goal is to bring in unique attractions,” Goldman said, stepping between plumbing pipes and mud-filled puddles on the upper floor of a structure where the music center will be. The land was once part of a large Toys”R”Us store. “That’s what we did in Bethesda when we opened the Landmark Theatre, which was that area’s first theater to feature indepen-

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Evan Goldman of Federal Realty discusses the new Pike & Rose devlopment under construction on the site of the current Mid-Pike Plaza in Rockville. dent films.” Federal Realty recently received approval from the Montgomery County Planning Board for the second phase, which will include tearing down the rest of Mid-Pike Plaza to make room for six new city blocks, Rose Park with outdoor sculptures and retail kiosks, and more retail, office and residential units. Eventually, Pike & Rose hopes to have 450,000 square feet of retail, more than 1 million square feet of office, 1,500 residential units and a 300-room luxury hotel all less than a quarter mile from the White Flint Metro station. Some tenants of Mid-Pike Plaza, including La Madeleine and Chipotle, have signed on to move into the new development, and Goldman hopes to announce the hotel project soon. Plans for others like Toys R Us are still being negotiated. A.C. Moore moved to the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center, while Silver Diner transferred to Federal Plaza. A little north of that project

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at 1775 Rockville Pike, InterContinental Hotels Group recently announced plans for a 167-room Even Hotel to open in early 2014. The hotel brand focuses on health and wellness with a gym, fitness classes and healthy food options. In Gaithersburg, the Crown mixed-use project — another massive town center-type development in the planning stages for years that broke ground about a year ago — recently opened its first retailer, Starbucks. A Harris Teeter grocery store and LA Fitness, along with restaurants and other stores, are expected in the next few months. Numerous families have closed on new homes, while the Cadence at Crown, an apartment community in the downtown Crown neighborhood, will open its leasing office in January. The community plans about 320,000 square feet of retail and commercial space with more than 2,000 residential units. kshay@gazette.net


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KEVIN JAMES SHAY STAFF WRITER

While Montgomery County has created jobs at a slightly faster pace than key competitors in Northern Virginia in recent years, there continues to be a glut of available office space, according to figures released Monday. The county’s top economic development official does not foresee that changing much in the next few years. “There is nothing from a program aspect that will change these numbers right away,” Steven A. Silverman, director of the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, said Monday during a meeting with a council committee. Montgomery has about 4.8 million square feet of its Class A office space vacant, or 13.7

percent of its total, and 4.3 million square feet of Class B space available, or 14.6 percent, according to figures presented in the meeting of the council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee. That’s up from about 8 percent available in late 2006. Montgomery needs large companies to move in from outside the county and take up several hundred thousand square feet of office space at a time to make a significant dent, Silverman said. But with an even higher glut of office space seen in places such as Fairfax County, Va., and Prince George’s County, prospective companies are difficult to find, he said. “The same challenges are seen in other counties in our region,” Silverman said. Fairfax’s Class A vacancy rate is almost 17 percent, while Prince George’s is 20.5 percent. Besides the regionwide office glut, many employers are in cost-cutting mode and significantly reducing the space

they consume, he said. “Several years ago, an employer with 200 employees might take 50,000 square feet,” Silverman said. “Today, they are more likely to be asking only for 25,000 or 30,000 square feet.” County officials will continue to work with the private sector to find out better what to do to help fill office space, he said. The latest figures from private firm Economic Modeling Specialists International showed that Montgomery added about 28,000 jobs since 2010, the low

point of the recession for the county in terms of jobs. That 4.5 percent growth rate in the past three years is slightly more than Fairfax County and City’s combined 4.3 percent rise and Arlington County’s 3.8 percent gain, according to EMSI. Silverman and former county Councilman Michael Knapp, CEO of Germantown consulting firm Orion Ventures, also discussed a proposal to get the county’s incubator network more focused on sectors. The county-financed incubators help startups and young com-

panies grow by providing space and services at rates lower than the private market. The proposal is in the initial planning stages and would require increased funds and likely help from an outside firm with the realignment process, Silverman said. Also Monday, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) announced that a program formed last year to pump more funds into local community banks to invest in small businesses would receive $25 million more than the $10 million it got last year.

The Small Business Plus program has succeeded in helping boost loans made to small businesses, so it made sense to increase the investment, Leggett said. Banks have to be headquartered in Montgomery County, have assets greater than $200 million and less than $5 billion, and meet certain financial soundness standards. Among the banks in the program are Capital Bank, Congressional Bank, EagleBank and OBA Bank. kshay@gazette.net

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KATE S. ALEXANDER STAFF WRITER

The woman at the center of an Internal Revenue Service investigations controversy wants to help Montgomery County award grants, and local Republicans are objecting. Lois G. Lerner, past director of exempt organizations for the IRS, applied for a volunteer post on the county’s Grants Advisory Group, a councilappointed panel that screens grant applications and gives advice on proposals from nonprofit groups. Lerner, of Bethesda, made headlines this year when she and her agency were accused of targeting political groups that applied for tax-exempt status for additional scrutiny. Because of that connection, Mark Uncapher, head of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee, has asked the County Council to reject Lerner’s application to volunteer. “In light of the continuing inquiry into whether Lerner used her official position at the IRS for partisan ends, she should not be involved in screening Montgomery County nonprofit grant applications,” Uncapher said in a statement. “Appointing Lerner would raise questions about the county’s grant program.” Lerner could not be reached Monday afternoon at a phone number listed on her application to the county. What the council will do re-

mains to be seen. Action to appoint the group is scheduled for December. Asked how she plans to deal with the situation, Council President Nancy Navarro said in a statement provided by her staff that Council Grants Manager Joan Schaffer will interview all of those who apply and will recommend applicants to the council. “All applicants are vetted by the Council Grants Manager to ensure they are knowledgeable about our local nonprofit community,” Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring said. In her Oct. 9 letter of application, Lerner cited her experience with the IRS, where she spent 12 years working with nonprofits, as qualifications for the ad hoc group. “During that process, I learned a lot about the qualities that make an organization effective and efficient,” she wrote. “I believe that knowledge would be useful to the team determining where the county should expend its limited grant funds.” The council is accepting applications to serve on the grants advisory group through 4 p.m. on Nov. 6. Those interested in applying should submit a letter of interest with a resume to Council President Nancy Navarro, Montgomery County Council, Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 or by email to County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov. kalexander@gazette.net

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Shirley Mallory takes yoga classes every Monday and Wednesday, sings in a choir, walks to her local gym and recently learned to ballroom dance. She volunteers at Church of the Redeemer and the Wilson Health Care Center and still finds time for high-intensity interval training classes and family get-togethers. Mallory, 68, lives at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, one of the county’s largest communities for seniors. Mallory said her neighbors, who tend to be older than her, are also active. A few friends of hers who are more than 90 years old attend her weekly yoga class. One paints watercolors and another plays piano. “I tell them, ‘I want to be like you when I grow up!’” she said. Mallory and her neighbors are part of a growing group of Montgomery County residents age 60 and up. According to county data, the senior population will double by 2030. As of 2010 census numbers, there were about 173,000 seniors in the county’s 970,000 residents (the county hit one million residents in 2012). The county predicts over 215,000 residents will live here by 2030. LeisureWorld, a senior community in Silver Spring for residents age 55 and up, houses about 8,000 people. LeisureWorld General Manager Kevin B. Flannery said he expects the community’s population to stay relatively constant in the next few years, though LeisureWorld’s rental properties may be in higher demand. The growing community has necessitated additions to LeisureWorld facilities. Flannery said he has seen more participation in the community’s selfgoverned fitness programs. “We’re contemplating putting an addition on the building to accommodate that growth,” he said. They are also considering adding space to their foodservice operations, with a facility enhancement plan on the way. “Although there might be some pressure [from the community’s needs], we’re in a pretty good position to update,” he said. At the Ingleside community in King Farm in Rockville, staff are accepting housing deposits for the waiting list. The seniororiented retirement community has been open since 2009.

It takes a village Leslie Marks, who works with the county government on aging issues, said most seniors don’t want to move into assisted living communities or senior complexes — they want to live at home. Marks wrote the county book on senior “villages,” or grassroots-led communities of existing neighbors who support one another. They provide dinners if someone is sick, have social events and exercise together. “That’s a major thing that we have to start thinking about,” Marks said. “How do we keep seniors safe at home, where they want to be?” Marks’ 2011 “Village Blueprint,” available in the county’s

public libraries, provides a stepby-step guide for seniors who want to start their own local support community. There are 15 villages in the county that have either been established or are on their way, Marks said. They include communities in Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Olney, Takoma Park and Potomac. The first Montgomery County senior village, Burning Tree, started in 2010 around Burning Tree Elementary School in Bethesda. The community helps coordinate volunteer opportunities and takes requests for grocery runs and trips to doctor’s appointments. Since the highest density of seniors is downcounty, Marks said, more villages are concentrated in that area. But upcounty, where neighbors are spread out over more land, it may be more difficult to start or maintain a village. Marks said the communities are mainly raised through grassroots efforts, but the county is considering hiring a physician to help provide health services at established senior villages. “The county recognizes that there needs to be transportation and activities, and a sense of creating a community,” Marks said. With a growing senior population, Marks said the county only needs to coordinate its health services, transportation and public facilities for seniors to be adequately served. “If we could get an entity to harness those services ... I think we could go a long way down the road,” she said. Montgomery County’s Commission on Aging made recommendations for the fiscal year 2014 budget that included funding for a senior villages coordinator and a senior transportation coordinator to bring together public transit and private resources.

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To hear Montgomery County prosecutors tell it, Luisa Paiz wanted her son’s father dead, and she was willing to pay to make it happen. Last year, they say, Paiz paid $5,000 to a man she met while the two were serving in the Army in Afghanistan to kill Santiago Perez, her high school sweetheart and the father of her son. In opening statements Tuesday, prosecutors said the testimony of Khiry Blue, Paiz’s co-defendant in the June 2012 assault, would prove their case. According to prosecutors, Blue traveled from Texas, waited for Perez outside his Gaithersburg home and forced him into a wooded area behind his house, where he tried to choke him to death in the predawn hours of June 25, 2012. Blue, 22, pleaded guilty in August to attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, first-degree assault and conspiracy to commit assault. He is scheduled to be sentenced in November. “The version he tells is the only one that fits,” Assistant State’s Attorney Mark Anderson told jurors Tuesday. Paiz, 33, is on trial this week for attempted murder, solicitation of murder and conspiracy to commit murder, along with related crimes. Paul Kemp, one of the lawyers representing Paiz, said the case had been overcharged and that she was innocent of the attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges. Paiz, Kemp said, had confided to Blue about domestic issues she was having with Perez — from whom she separated more than 10 years ago — regarding their son. Kemp said that Blue told her he could help, but that Paiz had never intended for him to try to commit murder. “This, ladies and gents, is a second-

degree assault case — and she’s guilty of that,” Kemp told a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury Tuesday, arguing that the prosecution’s case hinged on the testimony of Blue, whom he called a “manipulator and admitted liar.” Perez, Kemp said, suffered no broken bones, had no finger marks on his neck and had only minor cuts which did not need stitches. They were the wounds of a fight, he said, not an attempted murder, adding that Blue hadn’t taken any weapons with him — even the tire iron in the car he was driving — when he confronted Perez. Blue also told investigators that he never intended to kill his victim, Kemp said. According to Paiz’s charging documents, Perez told police that a man — whom police later identified as Blue through DNA, phone records and other evidence — accosted him in the early morning as he left his home on Stedwick Drive to go to work. According to Perez’s testimony in court, he and Paiz had met in high school in the 1990s and dated for five years, living together at one point and having a child. They broke up, he said, because their work schedules didn’t match. From there, the relationship between the two became more acrimonious, he said, after a custody arrangement between them changed. Paiz called him and told him, he said, “I would be sorry for everything I had done, and I would pay for everything I had done.” In the call, Paiz also threatened several of his relatives, he said. Paiz initially had custody of their son, he said. Later, after Paiz joined the Army and began serving in Texas and Afghanistan, he took care of the boy.

‘I was fighting for my life’ In court Tuesday, Perez described the ordeal he went through that June morning. He woke up after receiving a blocked phone call at about 4 a.m. An electrician, he worked early hours, so he got up,

brushed his teeth and made his lunch, took out the trash, grabbed some coffee and headed out the door. As he was walking to his car, he turned around and saw a man, masked and gloved, and wearing a black V-neck T-shirt standing just a few feet away. And he had something in his right hand; Perez thought it was a gun. “I was scared. I didn’t know what was going on,” he said. The attacker forced him to put down his belongings, then forced him into a wooded area near his house. Eventually, the man told him, “Right here’s good,” and ordered him to put his hands behind his back. That’s when the man assaulted him, he said. The man put a rag over his mouth and also tried to choke him, he said. Perez fought back. “He was really strong, really fast,” he said in court, remembering the man trying to stifle his screams with the rag and the man’s hands on his neck. “I thought he was going to snap my neck. ... I was fighting for my life. I felt horrible. I was really scared,” he said. He started screaming for help when he realized he couldn’t fight anymore, he said. In that moment, he said, “I thought I was going to die.” According to charging documents for Paiz, the screams alerted a neighbor, who turned on a light and called 911. Police found Perez, bloodied with bite marks and cuts, and recovered gloves and other evidence in a wooded area behind his house. Rescue personnel treated him at the scene, but he declined to go to the hospital. Hours later, after the convincing of his wife, he checked himself into a local hospital emergency room, he said. The police investigation led detectives to Fort Hood, Texas, where both Blue and Paiz were stationed. Blue is scheduled to testify this week. If convicted, Paiz could spend the rest of her life in prison. sjbsmith@gazette.net

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Obituary Ramona Dove Yost, 93, of Gaithersburg, MD passed away on October 19, 2013. Daughter of the late Ara Roper Dove. Wife of the late Tommy Lee Yost. Survived by two children, Darryl Yost of Keedysville, MD, and Cheryl Yost of Gaithersburg, MD. Also survived by four grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Relatives and friends may visit on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 11 am to 12 pm at the Roy W. Barber Funeral Home (21525 Layonsville Rd. Laytonsville, MD 20882), where a funeral service will be held at 12 pm. Interment will be in Laytonsville Cemetery. Donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice (1355 Piccard Dr. Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850) Online Condolences at www.barberfhlaytonsville.com 1913003

Obituary Kathleen Denise Kilmer On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 Kathleen Denise Kilmer passed away surrounded by family at her home in Gaithersburg, MD at the age of 64. She was the beloved wife of 44 years to Roger Kilmer; devoted mother of Brian Kilmer and Todd Kilmer; sister of Susan Stine, Marianne Gaydos, and Anthony Golka. She is also survived by four beautiful grandchildren who knew her as Mamaw. Kathy worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for 38 years as a public affairs and conference manager where she was well known in the Washington, D.C. hospitality and conference planning community. Memorial donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice in recognition of the wonderful care they provided to Kathy and Roger in their time of need (www.montgomeryhospice.org/donate-and-support). 1913001

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Continued from Page A-1 ecutive’s salary from $180,250 a year to $190,000 per year, and ties the salaries of the county’s sheriff and state’s attorney to a consumer price index. Andrews said he thought Navarro’s amendment was an improvement, but he still thought the increase was too large. Andrews said he’s afraid the increase will make it harder for the county executive to negotiate labor contracts and would inhibit the council’s ability to reject comparable salary increases for other employees. Councilwoman Valerie Ervin (D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring said she opposed Navarro’s amendment and would have supported the increase as proposed by the committee, but ultimately supported the final proposal. Council Vice President Craig Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown said a majority of people who expressed their disapproval of the increase to him said the council didn’t deserve a raise. Rice said that even though

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the council works hard to improve the quality of life in the county, it needs to pay more attention to how its actions are perceived by residents. But Rice said he supported the increase to make sure qualified candidates seek public office in the future. “We need to be sure that we put the best people forward to represent one of the best counties in this nation,” Rice said. Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin — who served on the compensation committee and emphasized Tuesday that he was speaking on his own behalf rather than as a public official — touched on a similar note during a public hearing held before the vote. The impact on the county’s budget is minimal compared to the importance of getting a council that’s most representative of the county, he said. “So, please have the courage to vote for a salary that will result in more candidates to run for your positions and give the voters more options when they go to the polls,” Slavin said. rmarshall@gazette.net range, said James Hubbard, the chapter’s legislative chair. The organization has no plans to offer training for the handgun qualification license, he said. Lee Hays said the Izaak Walton League’s Rockville chapter, where he is president, likely will offer its members training courses that meet the mandate, but whether it will open those courses to nonmembers remains to be seen. In Damascus, the Wildlife Achievement Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is considering offering a training course for members, then, possibly, a course for nonmembers, President Chuck Crooks said. “We’re still trying to assess

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Started petition to get county to help with renovations BY AGNES BLUM STAFF WRITER

Tucked away in the South Bradley Hills neighborhood in Bethesda is a rustic path with a burbling brook that looks like it belongs in an English village. For Lilah Katz, 11, who lives nearby and uses the path regularly, it is a little too rustic. So the Pyle Middle School student started a campaign to get the county to help renovate the path, which is in a public right-of-way, to make it safer. “This path is a very important part of my everyday life,” Lilah wrote in a letter to the County Council last June. “It is poorly lit, it’s zigzagged, has very sharp turns, is made out of jagged rocks, and is slippery and muddy a long time after every precipitation event.” Lilah received no response, but she did not give up. Instead she started a petition and by staking out the path regularly, she has collected almost 400 signatures to support her case. The path, which has narrow concrete slabs — set with stones — placed in a zigthe law and what the training encompasses,” he said. Crooks said the organization has not seen the final requirements for the course and is concerned about liability. Maryland State Police was not required to map out the course for instructors, spokesman Greg Shipley said. The course requirements were set forth in the law, he said. The law requires the course to be four hours and include instruction on state firearm laws, home firearm safety, and handgun mechanics and operation. Applicants also must fire a live round, proving they can safely operate the firearm. “However, we have gone

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Lilah Katz,11, stands on a path she thinks should be repaired with nearly 400 signatures of people who agree with her.

zag pattern, begins where Cornish Road ends at Burling Road and then ends at Glenbrook Road. From there, walkers can jog left and continue east on Elm Street into downtown Bethesda. It’s a route Lilah knows well; she takes it to the library, friends’ houses and camp. She’s even measured it — the walk is .8 miles. Without the path, the trip is 1.4 miles by car. And while she loves the path, she doesn’t love coming home in the pitch dark of a winter afternoon, especially if it’s been raining or snowing.

above and beyond and put a draft training curriculum together for qualified firearms instructors,” Shipley said. Maryland’s hunter safety courses also would meet the requirements of the law, he said. Crooks said the hunter safety courses are the only ones his chapter of the Izaak Walton League currently offers that satisfy the new law. Unfortunately, hunter safety courses only happen around hunting season, and seats are limited, Alford said. The courses are so limited, Alford said she had to go to Pennsylvania to take her hunter’s safety course. Crooks said his chapter hosts about four hunter safety courses each year and attendance has reached record highs for 2013. He did not have exact figures available. Hays said the Rockville chapter offers about four hunter

safety courses each year, as well as NRA handgun courses. According to the Department of Natural Resources’ website, there is only one more hunter safety course for the year offered in Montgomery County, and it is at the Rockville Izaak Walton chapter. And it is full. Questions remain as to where applicants will be able to go to take a course that meets the requirement outside of a hunter safety course. State police have published a list of qualified handgun instructors. Rockville-based Gilbert Indoor Range’s website says it offers a pistol course that meets the requirements of the law. A representative of the range declined to comment. According to the website, the course will be held twice in October and November and is limited to 16 people. The cost is $125 for premier members and $165 for everyone else, and only

covers classroom and instruction materials. Comparatively, a hunter safety course costs $5. John Josselyn, legislative vice president of the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, would not comment when asked if ranges in the Baltimore area were offering courses or opening their doors to nonmembers. In addition to a training requirement, Maryland’s new gun law requires background checks, fingerprinting and a licensing fee for everyone purchasing regulated firearms — a category that includes handguns but not shotguns or hunting rifles. The law also bans about 40 semiautomatic rifles deemed to be “assault weapons” and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. It also restricts gun ownership by certain people with a history of mental illness.

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tests that are going away,” he said. Students will continue to take the Maryland School Assessments. Because the MAP test recently underwent significant change, the 2013-2014 school year will mark the school system’s baseline year for data, Starr said. The school system will determine baseline data based on the PARCC assessments during the 2014-2015 school year, according to Statham’s presentation. At the high school level, Starr said, the school system can look at factors such as AP test scores, SAT scores, algebra grades and graduation data until PARCC data is available. “It is a struggle to find equally solid measures of success at the lower grades without having a stable test,” he said.

Board President Christopher S. Barclay raised the issue that the school system would be testing a different group of kids next year, making it more difficult when it comes to determining changes in student performance. Starr responded that the test results will help form an approximate idea of the school’s overall ability to teach the students. School board member Shirley Brandman emphasized that she wished to see the test data presented in a way that makes it clear how students are performing compared to their past results, as well as compared to national scores. In the presentation to the board, Statham reviewed recent math and reading test data from fifth and eighth graders. The spring 2013 data showed eighth-grade reading scores generally dropped as a school’s student body had a higher percentage of certain student groups, including Hispanic, African-American, lowincome and ESOL students. “I wonder and want to figure out how we can really understand the performance of these schools that are above both the system mean and the national mean that have a very small Latino population,” Barclay said. Starr said the presentation data showed gaps known to exist in the school system but offered an incomplete view of student performance that will require further analysis. As it faces these performance gaps and generally seeks to improve school performance, school system staff said the school system will continue to use the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, which outline a way for schools to approach these issues. Larry Bowers, chief operating officer for the school system, described the Baldrige system as an “important framework and tool for not only understanding performance but guiding planning work that we’re doing.” The criteria, he said, involve digging deeper into issues — such as achievement gaps and varying performance among schools — and are used to help schools develop their strategic plans.

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“It’s really easy to slip after any type of rain or snow,” Lilah said. Neighbors such as Agnes Dufey agreed the path was essential to the neighborhood as she walked along with a friend and their children. “We use it to walk to downtown Bethesda and join up with the Capital Crescent Trail,” Dufey said. This isn’t the first time a Katz has gone to the county over this issue. In 2007, Lilah’s father, Michael Katz, wrote a letter expressing many of the same concerns as his daughter. “The path is deemed navigable,” wrote R. Keith Compton, chief of the highway maintenance section of the county’s department of transportation. “I appreciate your concern and regret that we cannot provide additional assistance.” County spokeswoman Esther Bowring said Tuesday the county needs to do more research before commenting. But Lilah is determined that three times will be the charm, and she plans to write a letter to the council and enclose her petition once she gets 400 signatures. “I think it’s really important to help if you can,” Lilah said, even though campaigning for her cause has become tougher to combine with homework. “Whoever has the time and is willing to do it, should.”

Starr said that Monday evening’s conversation marked the first of four the school board will have regarding the school system’s milestones. According to the strategic plan, students will be tracked through five milestones at grades three, five, eight and nine and graduation. The data from the progress test, Starr said, will rather serve as a placeholder of sorts. “Until we have PARCC, we don’t have targets,” he said. Using the test to create temporary progress measures will help schools understand how to improve their instruction, Starr said. “It makes sense for measuring our progress without imposing a whole new test or using

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With trek to D.C. home, Wheaton man has seen every national park site BY

SARAH SCULLY STAFF WRITER

When it comes to America’s 401 national park sites, Chris Calvert now can say he’s seen them all. On Saturday, Calvert set out from his home in Wheaton for a 12-mile walk to his final site — the Carter G. Woodson Home in northwest Washington, D.C. At age 10, Calvert itched to visit the national parks, begging his parents for a trip to Yellowstone. But they never got to Yellowstone after Calvert heard about Disney World opening in Florida. Growing up in Silver Spring, he often visited parkland in Washington, D.C. But his first purposeful trip came in 1980, when Calvert, then 17, and his parents traveled west. They began with Olympic National Park in Washington state. Starting at a visitor center at sea-level, Calvert and his parents drove up a winding road toward the Olympic Mountains, through thick fog lingering in the ancient fir forest. As they gained elevation, the clouds dissipated. By the time they reached Hurricane Ridge, Calvert looked over a clear sky, past forest and meadows, to the peaks of the glimmering snow-capped mountains. “I decided, if this is what the national parks are about, I have to see them all,” he said. “It was amazing. I still remember that, 33 years later.” He was determined to visit at least two new national parks a year to reach his goal — at the time, there were 49 national parks. Between trips to the Grand Canyon, Hawaii, American Samoa, Alaska and other destinations, by 1993, Calvert had visited every official U.S. national park, ending with Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. He wanted to keep going, so he expanded his goal to sites maintained by the National Park Service, of which there are currently 401. Many people commonly refer to them all as national parks. Actually, there are 58 official national parks among the 401 sites that fall under the National Park Service, including national historic sites, preserves, battlefields, memorials, and other public land designations. These areas encompass land ranging from the White House to the Hawai’i Volcanoes. To achieve his goal, Calvert often made stops along the way, spending time at up to 36 sites in one year, in 1998. But, he said, it’s always about the experience, not just getting his park stamp and checking off a list. He keeps notes on a tape recorder of what he wants to do when he returns to a park, and puts extensive planning into each endeavor. But in the end, “33 years of memories is what it amounts to,” he said. He has been shocked by the checklist approach others have taken. He found one such man in Alaska when both were chartering planes to reach remote wilderness areas. The man was

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essentially puddle-jumping the Alaskan parks, exiting the plane for just a toe touch in each. It was then that Calvert realized the goal meant different things to different people. His approach wasn’t just to see each park, but to learn about and experience them. Seeing every one just added a fun challenge. Calvert has chartered planes to drop him off for a week or two at a time in the Alaskan wilderness. He remembers the first time he watched the small plane disappear in the sky, leaving him hundreds of miles from another living soul. It’s something he has done several times since. “It feels wonderful,” he said, “I’m usually kind of laughing with joy.” He recalls the comparison between his first time in the Alaskan wilderness to where he had been two days before, also on parkland, but with thousands of others. It was the Fourth of July, on the crowded National Mall. Calvert always asks himself: What is significant about a site? What warrants its designation? How does it contribute to, or mark, our national identity? Some are obvious American landmarks; others take more investigation. He was skeptical of one — the Johnstown Flood National Memorial in Pennsylvania. Was this flood more significant than other natural disasters, he wondered. He learned that the flood, caused by a dam failure, killed 2,209 people. It prompted modern standards to prevent future disasters, marking a moment in American history in safety and engineering. Over the years, Calvert has amassed hundreds of books, pamphlets, and magazines about park sites. He has filled binders with his transcribed notes, park stamps, and tens of thousands of slides. In neat rows, they line walls of a library Calvert and his partner, archaeologist Jeff Splitstoser, built onto the back of their kitchen several years ago. Calvert’s collection is on one side, and Splitstoser’s on the other. Calvert saved the Carter G. Woodson Historical Site in Washington, D.C., for his final trek, hoping to highlight the site’s dire need for funding for renovation.

Chris Calvert of Wheaton speaks to friends as he stands in front of the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. That was the only national park he had not visited, until Saturday afternoon. RAPHAEL TALISMAN/ FOR THE GAZETTE

Carter G. Woodson, often called the father of AfricanAmerican history, lived in the Shaw rowhouse from 1915 until his death in 1950. Woodson became the second black American to graduate from Harvard University in 1912 and went on to direct the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, working largely from that home. Since it became a national historic site in 2005, the dilapidated site has not been open to the public — steel beams hold up the facade, and the site is almost completely blocked off. Calvert had hoped to make the walk a fundraiser, but bureaucracy and politics in the National Park Service delayed that. Calvert said the fundraiser might happen in the future, but for now, he was eager to accomplish his goal. Thirteen friends, many of whom had accompanied Calvert on other trips, joined him for the walk on Saturday. His journey to visit every park started as a child in Washington D.C., with the zoo, the monuments and Rock Creek Park, and Calvert was glad to end it there, and to raise awareness for a need in the park system. “After 33 years of having gotten so much from the National Park Service, I wanted to give a little bit back,” he said.

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Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on November 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Poolesville Town Hall, 19721 Beall Street, Poolesville, Maryland for the purpose of receiving evidence concerning Special Exception 003-13 submitted by Verizon Wireless for the Town’s water tower located on Wootton Avenue, Poolesville, Maryland. This special exception is to request approval to remove six (6) of the existing panel antennas and add nine (9) new panel antennas, adding six (6) remote radio heads, one (1) proposed and one (1) reserved per sector and three (3) sector boxes, one (1) per sector, that will also be mounted to the existing antenna mounts. This application is made pursuant to the Poolesville Zoning Code, Appendix B, Section 10.D.3. to authorize a special exception from Section 3 “Development Standards Chart” in the (P-1/2) Poolesville One-Half Acre zone. Copies of this application are available at Town Hall. 1890797

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Last year, 2,000 people volunteered their time BY

PEGGY MCEWAN STAFF WRITER

Montgomery County residents are invited to flex their do-good muscles this week by volunteering to make their community a better place. Oct. 20 through 27 is the county’s Community Service Week, a time for nonprofits, business, religious, service and social groups to host volunteer service projects. Many have registered online with the Montgomery County Volunteer Center www.montgomeryserve. org, a website to connect individuals and groups with service opportunities. “We do these days of service to celebrate service and get people engaged,” said Katie Sayago, Days of Service coordinator for the volunteer center. “We hope people really connect with an

organization and have the feeling of working together.” Sayago said there are more than 50 projects listed on the volunteer website and many of them require a number of people. “There are lots of ways to still get involved,” she said. Some opportunities include are a diaper distribution project with the D.C. Diaper Bank that is taking place in the Bank’s Silver Spring warehouse; a sandwichmaking day at the International Cultural Center in Montgomery Village and collecting acorns with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, she said. “We give [the acorns] to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources state tree nursery to plant,” said Kimberly Knox, spokeswoman for the commission. DNR then distributes the seedlings for planting throughout the state, she said. Acorn collecting will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the

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Volunteers from The Foundation School worked to clean up outside the offices of On Our Own in Gaithersburg on Monday as part of Montgomery County’s Community Service Week. Triadelphia Recreation Area in Brookeville on Saturday and at Browns Bridge Recreation Area in Silver Spring on Sunday. The D.C. Diaper Bank will be sorting and bundling diapers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur-

day. “It’s a great family affair, even little kids can do it,” Heather Foley, chairwoman of the board of D.C. Diapers, said. “It involves counting and coloring labels and we have a play area for when they get tired of

working.” The group, she said, distributes approximately 50,000 diapers a month to social service agencies across the D.C. area. The diapers come from donations and the group purchases many with money from grants and “the general good will of the community,” she said. Community Service Week kicked off this year with the World of Montgomery festival at Westfield Wheaton Plaza Mall which had a community service area for children and adults to show their commitment to the community by participating in on-site projects. Among the hands-on opportunities at the World of Montgomery were: sandwich-making sponsored by So What Else, a nonprofit that provides services to at risk youth in the Washington metropolitan area; letterwriting to U.S. troops abroad sponsored by Mover Moms of Bethesda and a demonstration from Bikes for the World.

Many of the week’s volunteer activities are scheduled for Saturday, the 27th Day of Service in the county, which aligns with National Make a Difference Day, Sayago said. Last year, about 2,000 people participated in projects during the week leading up to the Day of Service, Sayago said in an email. “The Volunteer Center engaged residents in volunteer projects throughout Montgomery County for Community Service Day with projects available the week of Oct. 22-28 [2012], 75 organizations were involved in 85 projects to engage new and ongoing volunteers to make an impact in our county and 1,959 residents volunteered 6,167.5 hours for Community Service Day. Also 32,000 lbs. of food was collected over Community Service Day weekend at Giant Grocery Stores for Manna Food Center,” she wrote. pmcewan@gazette.net 1894887

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Andrew Berube’s sports card collection got so big, his mother said he needed to do something about it. His answer was to do something charitable. Andrew, 10, and his friend Ben LeBlanc, 13, formed DC Ambassador for Cards2Kids, a local affiliate of an Illinois nonprofit started to share sports cards with young people in need. The boys and Ben’s 8-year-old brother, Graham, collect, sort, package and donate cards to charities around the region to distribute to other children. “We donate them to places like the Boys and Girls Club in Germantown, the Ronald McDonald House in Washington, and to children at Walter Reed, through the Red Cross,” said Andrew, a fourth-grader at Wyngate Elementary School in Bethesda. “We have 110,000 [cards] in our basement.” Cards2Kids was started in 2011 by John Makowiec, a Chicago-area teenager who wanted to share his passion for collecting with others, especially kids who were ill or did not have the means to buy cards.

There are now four affiliates in the Midwest, one in New Jersey and Bethesda’s DC Ambassadors, according to the Cards2Kids website. Ben is an eighth-grader at Westland Middle School in Bethesda. Graham is a third-grader at Bethesda Elementary School. In less than a year, Andrew, Ben and Graham have become masters of sorting cards into two categories — “A,” the most popular sports figures, and “B,” who are less popular, but still in demand. “It’s baseball, basketball and football cards that we do,” Graham said. “And hockey, but not so many.” The most tedious part of the job, the boys said, is packing 15 sports cards plus a Cards2Kids card into each plastic bag that eventually will be delivered to another child. “We give them out to patients in the hospital,” said Marin Reynes, senior station manager for the American Red Cross at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. “A piece of entertainment to keep your mind off of why you are here is appreciated.” Officially, the boys meet monthly to sort and package, but they get together at other times too, and work at home whenever they have extra time, Andrew’s mother, Anne Berube, said. And they are still personal collectors. They separate the two collections, never keeping a card, no matter how appealing, that was donated to Card-

s2Kids, said Leslie LeBlanc, Ben and Graham’s mother. “Like the encased 24-carat gold, signed Nolan Ryan card,” Andrew said. “We are going to donate it.” The boys and their mothers agreed that they have learned a lot about the ethics of being ambassadors, receiving cards for a purpose and being honest to their mission. “When we put on our [Cards2Kids] shirts, it’s all about Cards2Kids,” Ben said. In addition to the day-to-day work with the cards, the boys also have to contact charities about accepting their cards and conduct card drives to get new offerings. They are doing drives at their schools and have collection boxes at two local card stores — House of Cards in Silver Spring and Hall of Fame Cards in Potomac. “We are just beginning to work with them,” Chuck Bortnick, the store manager at House of Cards, said. “It sounds like a good group and a good cause.” Once, Andrew said, they put out a collection box at a card show and got 7,500 cards. They also get them from friends and neighbors who know about the work. “Some people are really faithful donators,” Anne Berube said. “They send good cards because they know they are going to kids.” Good cards for kids in this case are

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From left, Graham and Ben LeBlanc and Andrew Berube sort cards, looking for the best selections to package and donate to local children through the nonprofit Cards2Kids. current, no earlier than 2007, Ben said, because they want the kids to know the players. They also encourage people to donate unopened packs of cards. “For [the] Children’s Inn at [the National Institutes of Health], they have to be unopened packs because they are concerned about germs,” Andrew said. “We are hoping to get unopened packs to give to [them].” The DC Ambassadors do not accept money — only cards. “We don’t need much money to run it — basically, just for boxes [to store] the cards and bags for the cards,” Anne

Berube said. “Both families knew there would be a certain amount of expense.” Andrew said he has learned a lot sorting cards. “I’ve learned a lot about older players,” he said. “I’ve also learned that people really like this.” Ben said he had to learn to manage his time better to keep up with school, sports, his own card collection and Cards2Kids. “I’ve learned a lot about caring and helping other kids,” Ben said.

Two-for-one open house at Rockville schools

montgomerycountymd.gov/mcvaccineclinic/. For more information or other flu shot locations and times visit www. montgomerycountymd.gov/flu or call 311.

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EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Bethesda-Chevy Chase teens celebrate Day of the Girl Members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School chapter of School

Girls Unite celebrated the Day of the Girl on Oct. 11 with a Day of the Girl Arts and Actions Night in the school cafeteria. The event, designed to celebrate girls’ rights and recognize the struggles that still exist, featured performances by local teen artists and information booths where participants could learn about and engage in dialogue on specific issues affecting girls. Guest speakers included Donna Wilkinson, wide receiver of the D.C Divas football team, who discussed pursuing her passion, and Gary Barker, international director of Promundo, a nonprofit that works with men to eliminate violence against women. About 250 people attended the event, said Emily Kuttner, co-president with Julia Fine of the chapter. “It was so great so see a variety of people from the school and the community, all the ages,” Kuttner said. “The best part was the energy. It was so exciting to see so many people dedicated to changing the status quo when it comes to women.” School Girls Unite is a “...100 percent youth-led movement committed to promoting the International Day of the Girl Child on Oct. 11 as a platform for change in the U.S.,” according to its website, www.schoolgirlsunite.org. In December 2011, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring Oct. 11 the International Day of the Girl Child. Its purpose is “to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world,” according to the U.N.’s website. The focus of this year’s day was “Innovating for Girls’ Education.” “Two years ago, the School Girls

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School seniors Michelle Budin (left) and Vivian Vazquez, and junior Nathan Kaye pose by their booths at the school’s School Girls Unite Day of the Girl Arts and Actions Night on Oct. 11. Unite Club at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School led the successful campaign to gain U.S. support for the recently recognized U.N. International Day of the Girl,” Kuttner wrote in an email. “This year, the movement against gender injustices continues as the School Girls Unite Club reaches out to involve the community in the Day of the Girl.”

Language study scholarships available About 600 scholarships are available for the 2014-15 academic year for U.S. high school students to study language through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth. The program is funded by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It seeks to increase Americans’ capacity to engage with native speakers of critical

languages by providing formal and informal language learning through a study abroad experience, which includes language classes and living in a local community abroad, often with a host family. Scholarships to participate in summer or academic year programs are available for the study of Arabic, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Tajiki, Russian and Turkish. The merit-based scholarships cover domestic and international travel, tuition and related academic expenses, daily language classes, supporting cultural activities, room and board, and secondary health benefits for travel abroad. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens, high school students with a grade point average of at least 2.5, and 15 to 18 years old at the start of the program. The application deadline is Nov. 5. More eligibility criteria and applications are at nsliforyouth.org.

Marine Band in concert at Montgomery Blair High The President’s Own Marine Band will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Montgomery Blair High School, 52 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring. Selections will include Sousa marches, an orchestral transcription of Aaron Copland’s “El Salón México” and John Williams’ original fanfare written for the band. Other highlights include clarinet soloist John Norton performing Eric Richards’ “A Klezmer Tribute” and baritone Gunnery Sgt. Kevin Bennear singing Stephen Bulla’s arrangement “Pride of a People.” The concert will conclude with an armed forces salute honoring all veterans. The public is invited; no tickets are required. For more information visit finearts. mbhs.edu or call 301-649-2839.

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house doubleheader Monday. The school, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade, will be open from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and the nursery school from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. The nursery school has programs for 3- and 4-year-olds and pre-kindergarten, plus extended-day offerings. Each open house starts with a presentation, followed by a tour of the facilities. Child care is available during the open house. The schools are at 1513 Dunster Road, Rockville. For more information call 301-762-2143 or visit www.straphaelschoolmd.org.

County to offer flu vaccine clinics in November The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct free, nasal spray flu vaccine clinics in November for children 18 and younger at a number of public schools. The first will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 1, at John F. Kennedy High School, 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring; Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville; and Seneca Valley High School, 19401 Crystal Rock Drive, Germantown. No classes will be held that day because it is a professional day for teachers. The clinics are open to any schoolage child. All public elementary schools will host a flu clinic either Nov. 11 or Nov. 12, following early dismissal of students those days. The clinics are free, but registration is required due to limited vaccine supplies. To register visit www2.

WSSC calendar contest for students is underway The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is accepting entries for its fourth annual calendar contest. Students in second through fifth grades in schools in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties are eligible to enter artwork promoting the theme “Why I ‘Can the Grease.’” “Can the Grease” is the utility’s ongoing effort to urge residents to pour fats, oils and grease into a can and then dispose of them in the trash rather than pour the clogging materials down the drain. When too much of these materials get into the sewer system, backups occur, which can be costly to repair and can harm the environment. Entries must be no larger than 8½ by 11 inches and no smaller than 5½ by 11 inches. Students may use any medium, such as oil, watercolor, pastels, pencil, pen and ink, and crayon, but three-dimensional work will not be accepted. Mounted and framed entries will not be judged. Entries must have the artist’s name, grade, school, school address, teacher’s name and teacher’s email address on their back. Only one entry can be submitted per student. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Entries may be sent or delivered to WSSC, Attn: Community Outreach Group, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707. Twelve winners will be chosen for the 2014 calendar. Each winner will receive $100 and six copies of the calendar. For more information, contact the utility at 301-206-7019.


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CELEBRATIONS

HEALTH CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 Healthy Cooking Series: Gluten Free Foods, from 6-8

p.m. at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. By demonstrating delicious, flavorful recipes, you will learn helpful tips on how to stock a gluten-free pantry and recipes sure to inspire your palette. Call for prices. 301-896-3939. www.suburbanhospital.org.

Health Fair for Older Adults at MedStar Montgomery, from

Boarman, Jagoda Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Boarman of Olney announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Michelle Boarman, to Douglas Andrew Jagoda, son of Mrs. Elaine Jagoda Adornetto and stepson of Mr. Thomas Adornetto of Derwood. The bride-to-be graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring in 2004 and went on to graduate magna cum laude from East Carolina University in 2008, receiving a bachelor’s degree in communication. Ashley is employed by MGH of Owings Mills as a public relations senior account executive. The prospective groom graduated from Col. Zadok A. Magruder High School in Derwood in 2004 and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2008. Douglas is employed by Clark Construction of Bethesda as an assistant superintendent. A June 2014 wedding is planned in Baltimore.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Make plans to attend MedStar Montgomery Medical Center’s first health fair for older adults, Thriving as You Age. During this event, you will have the opportunity to speak directly with medical experts and learn about health topics on aging. www.montgomerygeneral.org.

Donoho, Constantine Stephen Donoho of Geneseo, Ill., and William and Kathy Blackburn of Silver Creek, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephenie Ann Donoho, to James V. Constantine, son of Ted and Sharon Constantine of Bethesda. The bride-to-be graduated with honors from Denbigh High School in Newport News, Va., and is a 2002 graduate of Virginia Tech. She is currently employed as a government contracts manager at Wesco Distribution Inc. The prospective groom is a graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda and graduated from York College in York, Pa., in 2004. He is currently employed at Comprint Military Publications as an advertising consultant. The couple resides in Clarksburg. A ceremony and reception is planned for September 2014.

THURSDAY, OCT. 24 Food Day Lunch and Learn at MedStar Montgomery,

from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Learn how you

UPCOMING the church’s Fellowship Hall, 20701 Frederick Road, Germantown. The church will also observe Orphan Sunday that day. All are welcome. Services are held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday mornings. Sunday School for all ages at 9:40 a.m. www.Neelsville.org

ONGOING Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church

Lynch, Foster Madison Booth and Wilma Harmon Dunlap celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 10, 2013. Wed on Oct. 10, 1953, at Tacoma Park Baptist Church, they’ve enjoyed a wonderful and stimulating life together, all spent in the Silver Spring area. After starting their honeymoon sharing the Hershey Hotel with Dwight Eisenhower’s birthday party, they visited the Finger Lakes region, including Niagara falls, the Thousand Islands region and Quebec. The couple’s children and their spouses are Tom and Linda Dunlap of Winston-Salem, N.C., Susan and Steve Kline of Olney and Cynthia and Ken Gwynn of Raleigh, N.C. They also enjoy their eight grandchildren: Jack, Pete and his wife Cameron, Sally, Michael, Laura, Amy, David and Matthew.

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SATURDAY, OCT. 26 Safe Sitter, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Comprehensive training course teaching 11- to 13-year-olds the essentials of babysitting. Course includes tactics in handling emergencies basic first aid and childcare skills. $95. Registration required. If you are interested in becoming a Safe Sitter instructor, please call 301-8962999. www.suburbanhospital. org.

MONDAY, OCT. 28 Learn to Understand Your Anger, from 7-9 p.m. at

Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Understand your anger style, its triggers and the impact on your health. Discover healthy and practical techniques for managing your anger in everyday situations. Not appropriate for court referrals. $20. www.suburbanhospital.org.

RELIGION CALENDAR Neelsville’s Alternative Gift Market will be held Nov. 3 in

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can reduce your risk of certain diseases by making healthy food choices. www.montgomerygeneral.org.

Gerard and Marla Lynch of Gaithersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Leigh Lynch, to Sean Richard Foster, son of Richard and Barbara Anne Foster of Germantown. Christina is the granddaughter of Henry and Kay Shenton of Apopka, Fla., and the late Kevin and Mary Pat Lynch of Timonium. Sean is the grandson of Elizabeth Kondraki and the late Anthony Kondraki of Upland, Pa. He is also the grandson of the late Charles and Margaret Foster of Farmingdale, N.Y., and Lake Worth, Fla. The bride-to-be, who resides in Frederick, attended Colonel Zadok Magruder High School. She received her undergraduate degree and master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. The prospective groom, who also resides in Frederick, attended Seneca Valley High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Salisbury University and his master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. The couple met while teaching middle school in Germantown. A September 2014 wedding is planned in Frederick.

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

Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old

Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, conducts Sunday morning worship services at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school, nursery through adult, is at 9:30 a.m. 301-421-9166. For a schedule of events, visit www. libertygrovechurch.org. “MOPS,” a faith-based support group for mothers of children, birth through kindergarten, meets from 9-11:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Drive, Frederick. Childcare is

provided. This year’s theme, “A Beautiful Mess: Embracing Your Story,” focuses on remembering that beauty can come out of chaos and that your past, present and future can be used for good with God’s love. For more information call 301-662-1819. Email mops@fcob.net.

Neelsville Presbyterian Church, 20701 Frederick Road,

Germantown, has returned to its Fall worship schedule, with services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School for all ages at 9:40 a.m. www. Neelsville.org.

Providence United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown

Church Road, Monrovia, conducts a contemporary service at 8 a.m. followed by a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, with children’s Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and adult Sunday school at 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-253-1768. Visit www. kemptownumc.org. Trinity Lutheran Church, 11200 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, conducts services every Sunday, with child care from 8 a.m. to noon and fellowship and a coffee hour following each service. 301-8817275. For a schedule of events, visit www.TrinityELCA.org. Chancel choir auditions and rehearsals, 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays at Liberty Grove Methodist Church, 15225 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Call 301-421-9166 or visit www.libertygrovechurch.org.

The Gazette prints engagement and wedding announcements, with color photographs, at no charge, as a community service. Copy should be limited to 150 words and submitted in paragraph form. Announcements are subject to editing for space. Please include contact information, including a daytime telephone number. Photos should be professional quality. If emailing photos, file size should be a minimum of 500 KB. Wedding announcements should be submitted no later than 12 months after the wedding. Send to: The Gazette, 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, or email kgroff@gazette.net. Montgomery County celebrations are inserted into all Montgomery County editions.

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In Silver Spring, some people love Donna Kerr’s elaborately spooky “Haunted Garden” for the fun it adds to Halloween. But some who live near her decked-out Worth Avenue home are wholly annoyed, fed up with the incoming wave of vehicles and spectators. Nineteen of Kerr’s neighbors signed a petition protesting the Haunted Garden. This is more than a nuisance issue. More than once, Montgomery County has explicitly told Kerr, a real estate agent, that she was violating an ordinance on limits for home COUNTY WAS businesses. CORRECT TO The county tried in two CITE MARKETING previous years to get Kerr to OF HALLOWEEN stop. This year, the county got DISPLAY a temporary restraining order, saying the display did not comply with the residential zoning code, was expanding each year and was a potential safety hazard. Kerr has a single-family home on a 15,000-square-foot lot in a dense residential neighborhood, according to the county’s petition. On Oct. 15, Montgomery County District Judge Patricia Mitchell settled the matter, for now, by letting Kerr hold her Haunted Garden for two days instead of the five days she had advertised. Diane Schwartz Jones, the director of the county’s Department of Permitting Services, was baffled by the ruling, and so are we. “The real issue is a public safety issue,” Schwartz Jones said. “If it is a public safety issue for five nights, it is a public safety issue for two nights.” This was hardly a Solomonic split down the middle. If the central question were how long a neighborhood should be inconvenienced, then tapering back the number of days might be a reasonable middle ground. But there’s a grander fundamental issue here — whether Kerr should use business channels to boost an event at her home. The county amassed plenty of evidence of how much she entangled her Halloween display with her commercial enterprise, Pure Energy Real Estate. The company’s website and Facebook page and a flier that went to about 12,000 households mixed publicity about the event with listings of homes for sale. Kerr paid her employees to work on the display. Approximately 2,000 people attended the 2011 event, the company’s Facebook page said, urging even more visitors this year. But with such large crowds, Montgomery County’s transportation and police departments have had to get involved. Montgomery County’s law on home-based businesses allows two visitors at a time. The county’s website says home-based businesses are permitted “by right” if they have: “up to five vehicles visits per week, excluding deliveries;” “no nonresident employee;” and “no discernible impact on the surroundings.” Owners must get a home occupation registration certificate if their business has a “maximum of twenty vehicles visits per week with no more than five per day, excluding deliveries” and “one nonresident employee.” Anything beyond those limits requires a special exception. A home-based business must follow two overarching principles. It must be “conducted entirely within the house.” And it “does not change the residential character of the neighborhood such as by creating noise, odors, or vibrations at the property line.” Kerr did not have a permit for a home occupation on the property. Perhaps she wasn’t selling homes to people as they were spooked by goblins, but there’s no question her business was an integral part of the operation and marketing of the event. It’s hard to imagine this case reaching the judicial system if Kerr had left her business name and resources out of it. That’s how the display started, when Kerr decorated her yard for a 2010 humane society fundraiser. The following year, she started spreading the word through her business, prompting the county to cite her. Mitchell’s ruling lets the Haunted Garden proceed. Kerr will have public showings for four hours apiece on Friday and Saturday. If Mitchell’s ruling was based on a belief that Kerr’s Haunted Garden marketing is incidental to her business, then Montgomery County will have to add new zoning language prohibiting business activities like this one. We’d rather not see another battle testing the limits of the law and the peace of a neighborhood. We encourage Kerr to instead consider an alternate way to hold her impressive Halloween display, perhaps in a public space. Maybe the county or the Montgomery County Fairgrounds could host it, with support from Kerr and her business. Sell tickets and find a worthwhile beneficiary. Kerr deserves credit for the time, work and spirit that she pours into her display. By stripping away the nuisance and legal issues, it could become a perfect treat.

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As the holidays approach, food drives and other hungerrelief efforts seem to be everywhere ... except your local Costco. Although this retailer is the current darling of the “socially responsible” financial set and has been praised by President Obama and patronized by Vice President Biden, a closer look at Costco’s record in helping the hungry shows it to be more Scrooge than saint. In an email, Arthur D. Jackson Jr., Costco’s vice president of general administration, said the company would not likely have a food drive at any of its locations. “There are just too many worthy causes that would love to have that access, we would never be

Cold-hearted Costco able to accommodate them all. Once we allow one we’d be hard pressed to deny it to others,” he said. But what happens to all the food in stores that isn’t purchased before its sell-by date? Most large retailers, including BJ’s Wholesale and Sam’s Club, Costco’s direct competitors, have robust programs for collecting and donating products to food banks and soup kitchens. But not Costco. It composts that food and sells it for use as fertilizer and livestock feed. Just how much food does Costco dispose of in this way? According to figures in Costco’s own 2009 Sustainability Report, each Costco location produces an average

of 3.7 tons of food waste each week. The number of Costco locations in the U.S. is 448 and growing. That means each year Costco composts or throws away more than 172 million pounds of food, about 7 pounds for each of its more than 25 million U.S. members. So why doesn’t Costco donate this food to some of the “many worthy causes” mentioned by Mr. Jackson? After all, the same economies of scale in selling only large-sized packages of food that help make Costco so profitable would also apply to food donations. The answer, unfortunately, appears to be profit. Donating food would require Costco to pay employees

Councilman Rice has his work cut out for him — and so do we We are lucky that our elected County Council representative Craig Rice is young, energetic and thoughtful. We need to give him and our issues strong support. Last week, Rice hosted a town meeting in Damascus [“Rice set to tackle traffic,” Sept. 25]. Without fanfare, and almost without any notes, he, along with several members of the police department, covered an amazing array of issues facing both the upcounty, which Rice represents, and Montgomery County as a whole. We heard about transportation, Clarksburg and drug enforcement programs. It was good to hear facts, plans and issues presented in honest, thoughtful terms. It was reassuring to see residents listening, asking thoughtful questions and voicing their own concerns. The evening represented the best of our demo-

cratic process. Now the responsibility for the next steps in our local democracy rest with us. Will we call the Board of Elections to support having an early voting site at the Damascus Community Recreation Center, which was the excellent site for the meeting? Will we keep a close eye on decisions affecting the headwaters of Ten Mile Creek, the last and only clean water source that backs up water for our region’s 4.2 million people? We know backup systems have been used in the past. We know it is only a matter of time that these backup systems will be called into full primary service. Who among us will speak for our natural resources, clear air and clean water? Will we go to the public library or go online and review the county’s next six-year planning document — the CIP — to

check for what is and is not included for our area, the largest geographic and population area of Montgomery County? And if the roads, the buildings, the needs are not reflected there, will we write letters, attend hearings and testify? What about transportation? A real town center with the promised public library for Clarksburg? The list goes on and on. Rice has his work cut out for him and so do we as we watch him weigh the issues, the facts and the needs of the people who elected him. We are also lucky to have The Gazette send reporters to cover local events and local issues. This is another major support for our democracy. So in spite of the somber news all around us, we still have a great deal to be thankful for.

Robert Rand, Managing Editor Ken Sain, Sports Editor Andrew Schotz, Assistant Managing Editor Dan Gross, Photo Editor Jessica Loder, Web Editor

Dennis Wilston, Corporate Advertising Director Doug Baum, Corporate Classifieds Director Mona Bass, Inside Classifieds Director

County should match state in aid to working poor

Is this why Mr. O’Malley raised the gas taxes? To waste our money on unnecessary projects? My son pointed out to me that this has been going on for a while along other roads. I would like to know who the people are that set priorities at MDOT? Shame on them all!

Antonio Corsini, Rockville

Linda Anderson, Silver Spring

Maria Pedak-Kari, Damascus

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Timothy F. Reynolds, Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Council has the chance to greatly ease the burden of making ends meet for thousands of households living below the poverty level. By passing Expedited Bill 8-13, the council would restore the county’s match with Maryland’s Earned Income Tax Credit funding to 100 percent, as it was from 2000 through 2010. A “hand up,” not a “hand out” from the EITC has proven successful for 40 years since President Ford signed it into law in 1974. It helps the working poor — most of whom are single adults with two children — survive while earning at or near the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. That comes to a shamefully insufficient $15,000 a year full time for those fortunate enough to secure full-time work in these challenging times. Fully restoring the county’s match means more than 30,000 residents will get a modest tax credit of over $500. That’s not a complete solution, but enough for many to fully cover their medical expenses or most of their monthly food bills. Such assistance not only eases some of the pressure on low-income families, but is a wise public investment in the long-term strength of our region’s economy, children and future.

Sidewalk projects are wasting money In the article of Oct. 2 [“Raised bricks on Georgia Avenue sidewalks called a possible hazard”], a project is referred to “sidewalk restoration.” I call it “sidewalk robbery.” Over the past several months I observed miles of perfectly sound sidewalks been pulled up and replaced along Georgia Avenue from Aspen Hill to Olney. Miles of these sidewalks had been built only a couple of years ago.

to sort the food, and somebody would have to bear the cost of transporting it to hunger-relief agencies. It’s apparently more profitable for Costco to sell the food for pig slop than give it to hungry people. Costco derives most of its profits from the annual membership fee it charges. And Costco is not reticent about taking from the communities where it operates, such as the $4 million subsidy Montgomery County taxpayers gave to help bring a new Costco to Wheaton. When Costco solicits you for a membership, ask why Costco doesn’t do more for hungry people.

Jean Casey, Director of Marketing and Circulation Anna Joyce, Creative Director, Special Pubs/Internet Ellen Pankake, Director of Creative Services

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Maryland voters can make history next year by electing either the state’s first black governor (Anthony Brown or Charles Lollar) the first governor from Montgomery County (Doug Gansler) or the first woman/lesbian governor (Heather Mizeur). But history is already being made not for who’s running, but for who’s not running. When Gansler this week picked Joline Ivey, a P.G. county delegate, as his running mate, both parties’ major gubernatorial tickets became finalized without a single candidate from Baltimore. So, MY MARYLAND barring a highly BLAIR LEE unlikely, lastminute Baltimorean’s entry into the governor’s race, this is the first time in more than a century that no one from Baltimore will appear on the gubernatorial ballot. Gansler (Montgomery) is running with Ivey (P.G.); Republican David Craig (Harford) is running with Jeannie Haddaway (Talbot); and Anthony Brown (P.G.) is running with Ken Ulman (Howard). Ulman is peddling himself as a Baltimorean but no matter how many Ravens jerseys he dons, he was raised in Columbia and schooled in P.G. and D.C. The disappearance of Baltimore candidates is a stunning development given that seven of our last eight governors were from either Baltimore city or Baltimore County (Agnew, Mandel, Hughes, Schaefer, Ehrlich and O’Malley). Only Parris Glendening (P.G.) interrupted Baltimore’s 48-year control of the governor’s mansion. And at least he had a Baltimore-area lieutenant governor, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. I had to go back to the 1911 election (they were odd years back then) to find a governor’s race without a Baltimorean. The incumbent, Austin Crothers (Cecil) a progressive-era reformer, couldn’t seek re-election because his liberal policies split the Democratic party. So, two Democratic state senators battled for the nomination; the machine candidate, Arthur Pue Gorman Jr. (Howard) vs. the reform liberal, Blair Lee (Montgomery). In one of state history’s most bitter elections, Gorman defeated great-granddad,

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but the resulting acrimony split the party allowing Philip Goldsborough (Dorchester) to become Maryland’s governor, only the second Republican since the Civil War. In politics, demographics is destiny and Baltimore city’s demographics stink. Since World War II, when it accounted for nearly half the state’s population, the city has lost a third of its residents. More people lived in Baltimore city during World War I than today when Baltimore is merely 11 percent of Maryland’s population and, even worse, cast only 8.5 percent of the statewide vote in the last two gubernatorial elections. With the loss of population has gone the loss of state and federal legislative seats, bad news for a city that survives on state and federal aid. And now it appears that Baltimore is losing control of the governor’s office, one of the most powerful in the nation. How much money will the city get when a non-Baltimore governor writes the 2015 budget? Baltimore congressman Dutch Ruppersburger coyly hints that he might fill the vacuum. But it’s unlikely that Dutch wants to go down in history as the man who destroyed Maryland’s Democratic party by defeating Anthony Brown, its first African-American gubernatorial hopeful. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake attempts salvaging some face by warning that, “I don’t think there’s a way to win the governor’s race without the Baltimore vote.” That might be true for the Democratic nomination, but Bob Ehrlich won the 2002 general election without carrying the city. The age-old axiom “the road to the governor’s mansion leads through Baltimore” is becoming increasingly obsolete. Instead, Maryland’s political center of gravity has shifted to the D.C. suburbs, 30 miles and one media market distant from Baltimore. If Gansler, Brian Frosh (or Bill Frick) and Peter Franchot all win, Maryland’s governor, attorney general and comptroller will all be Montgomery Countians. How weird is that? Hail to the Redskins and please pass the tofu and bean sprouts.

Get Gansler Doug Gansler and Anthony Brown have both spent the last eight years preparing for the 2014 governor’s contest. During that time, Gansler skillfully outmaneuvered Brown by becoming Maryland’s first white poli-

tician to back Barack Obama in 2008 (Brown tagged along with O’Malley’s support of Hillary Clinton) and by being the first major elected official to back gay marriage long before it was popular. Gansler, as attorney general, has also compiled a long list of court victories and ran his office, generally, without incident or scandal. Meanwhile, Brown’s signature accomplishments were BRAC (preparing for the influx of new military personnel), Maryland’s Obamacare roll-out (so far an embarrassing flub), and garnering the support of most Democratic elected officials. Stuck with the Obamacare fiasco and facing Gansler’s bulletproof record, the Brown campaign is exploiting Gansler’s only weakness — his brash intemperance, reckless arrogance, oversized ego and big mouth. First, it was the tape of Gansler telling supporters that Brown was mainly running on being black. Somehow the secret tape mysteriously fell into the hands of the Washington Post reporter, John Wagner, a notorious O’Malley administration shill, who dutifully ran it on the paper’s front page. Now, two months later it’s “Troopergate,” allegations that Gansler hectored his state trooper drivers into bypassing traffic jams by driving on the shoulders with emergency lights flashing. Again, it was John Wagner and, again, it was on the Post’s front page. The “Troopergate” allegations stem from a 2011 internal state police memo that, we are supposed to believe, suddenly appeared in John Wagner’s sleep, causing him to file a freedom of information request. Wagner’s miraculous “investigative journalism” became a damaging front page scandal on the day before Gansler announced his running mate. A coincidence? I’m no Gansler fan, but I hate political “hit jobs” by so-called journalists and news desks who hold themselves out as objective truthseekers and reliable fact messengers. Do the voters of Maryland realize that they’re being unscrupulously manipulated? That’s the greater scandal of “Troopergate.” Blair Lee is chairman of the board of Lee Development Group in Silver Spring and a regular commentator for WBAL radio. His column appears Fridays in the Business Gazette. His past columns are available at www.gazette.net/blairlee. His email address is blairleeiv@gmail.com.

I read Matthew D. Taylor’s letter (“Another Wegmans Lament,” Oct. 9) with great amusement, certain until the very end that it was an elaborate joke, perhaps an homage to Robin Williams’ coffee-induced panic in “Moscow on the Hudson.” But, as I read his conclusion, it dawned on me that he was serious: He really does believe that their fresh produce section is “unnecessarily vast” and

that their convenient and high-quality assortment of grocery and non-grocery items is “excessive.” I suggest that if more local residents visit Wegmans, they will see that they’re being denied a product selection superior to Giant and Safeway in both quality and quantity. My only Wegmans lament? That’s it’s so far away!

David Edelstein, Bethesda

Is Maryland going over the cliff? The Oct. 2 Letter from Dan Bongino [“Texas has nothing on Maryland, except opportunity”] should be read by every Marylander. His letter was obviously motivated by the recent overtures by Gov. Rick Perry of Texas touting the advantages of Marylanders moving to Texas. It is refreshing and inspiring to have a candidate for Congress speak the truth when he identifies the current advantages of Maryland over Texas and warns that these advantages will fade away if the state continues on its current course. His objective is obvious — to wake up Marylanders to a growing problem that needs resolution. He states Maryland does not provide motivation to succeed, to make something of oneself. This is the process that strengthens the economic fiber of a state. It gives one state an advantage over another that fails to understand this concept. As he says, we are in the process of losing these advantages because of an unfavorable business climate and an ever-increasing tax burden causing the flight of taxpayers to other states. He makes his case by pointing out that over 66,000 Marylanders have fled the

state to avoid increasing taxes and regulations. Why is all this happening? Why is this governor and this legislature raising taxes in almost every category, e.g. sales, income, property, gasoline tax, seeking additional sources of revenue like the nefarious rain tax, and over regulating businesses? Why is this state unleashing the very factors that inhibit growth and opportunity? Are higher order factors motivating all this? Is one factor the political climate in which Maryland has become a one-party state forcing its will on all? Doesn’t a one-party system of government resemble failed similar one-party systems like socialism, communism, dictatorships and kingships? Is the other factor the sometimes-heard charge that Maryland has become a sanctuary state? If so, is this imposing financial burdens on the state that can be met only through increased taxes? Regardless of political affiliation, elected state (and national) officials have an obligation to evaluate cause and effect before taking any action that might impose a burden on its citizenry and prevent progress.

Warren Manison, Potomac

Whose morals will they use? In their letter, [“Organizations: Council must help those on brink of poverty,” Oct. 16] officers from 11 local organizations “demand just and fair laws that reflect our moral teachings.” Really? That sounds suspiciously like the approach the Taliban uses. Just what are the moral teachings that they demand be codified into Maryland law? Are their moral teachings expressed in the Sermon on the Mount, or the Koran, or the Hindu Ve-

das, or the Communist Manifesto? Who knows? This group goes on to say that they pledge to work with the Montgomery County Council to advance the health and well-being “of all county residents.” I’m unclear how their moral teachings will necessarily advance my health and well-being, although they would likely increase my taxes.

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Jesse Aniebonam, considering joining the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School football program, visited the school in eighth grade and met defensive line coach Kevin McFadden. McFadden saw Aniebonam’s long arms, big feet and even his big nose and thought, “He just looked different. There was some-

thing about him.” The coach, wanting to see whether Aniebonam’s athleticism matched his physique, took him to the gym, positioned him underneath the basketball hoop and told him to jump. “His elbow touched the rim,” McFadden said. “I told him, I said, ‘You do everything I tell you to do, you’ll be one of the best defensive ends. You’ll be top three in the country if you do everything I tell you to do.’ And he did ev-

erything I told him to do.” The U.S. Army All-American Bowl announced its selection of Aniebonam last week, the latest honor for the Silver Spring resident who committed to Maryland and has the pedigree of a star defensive end. Aniebonam’s 38 first cousins include National Football League defensive end Osi

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Boys’ race wide open; B-CC girls the team to beat BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER

This year’s Montgomery County boys’ soccer season has been so unpredictable Walt Whitman High School boys’ soccer coach Dave Green said he half considered running a

March Madness-type bracket pool for the upcoming postseason, which begins with Thursday and Friday’s region tournament first-round games. Popularity in high-level club soccer’s expansion from its original nucleus in the Bethesda, Potomac and Rockville areas has lead to increased parity among Montgomery County teams and that equity among teams has reached new heights in 2013, coaches agreed.

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Seneca Valley High School quarterback Calvin Reighard practices with teammates on Oct. 16.

ried about what was happening in the basement. Then, everyone calmed down to eat and watch the NFL, combining two of Reighard’s favorite things: his Seneca Valley-loving family and football. Reighard’s parents were classmates at Seneca Valley, and many of his other family members also attended the school, where he’s now the starting quarterback. “He was pretty much born and bred to be a Screaming Eagle,” Seneca Valley coach Fred Kim said. Reighard played one

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powers out of Bethesda and Potomac in one section, competing with each other just to get to a region final. The split likely affects the girls more than the boys this year, coaches agreed, but the truth of the matter is any team that is going to get through the region is going to have to beat the best teams to get there whether it’s in the first round or the region final.

Fourteen-year-old Andrew Christianson may not have graduated from high school — much less middle school — yet, but he is already a college athlete. On Friday, in front of his family, friends, teammates and fans, the Olney-resident signed a National Letter of Intent with the Montgomery College men’s soccer program. While the eighth-grade student at Rose Parks Middle School is an official member — he attends the Raptors’ practices, games and even has his own set of purple, black, white and silver jerseys — of the junior college program, Christianson will have to wait a little less than five years to actually play in a collegiate contest. “This is pretty cool,” Christianson, an avid soccer player and fanatic, said with a grin on his face. “Everyone has been so nice.” Christianson, who appears to be mature for his age, isn’t a typical 14-year-old boy.

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Calvin Reighard ran around his grandparents’ basement screaming. As long as Reighard can remember, his family holds a table-tennis tournament on Thanksgiving and a Madden tournament on Christmas. Reighard said he always wins the Madden tournament, calling the football video game “my thing.” But the pingpong tournament really tapped into his competitive nature. “Ever since I was little, I always wanted to win everything,” Reighard said. Reighard first played in the tournament, held in his grandparents’ basement in Frederick and typically comprised of about 12 participants, when he was about 6. He didn’t win a single match until he was about 10. “Probably, I beat my mom,” Reighard said. Reighard eventually got better and developed a rivalry with his older cousin, Zack Sheahin, but always lost to him when they met in the tournament. Finally, Reighard bested Sheahin last year and celebrated so loudly, his family upstairs wor-


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Not that anybody could have known it at the time, but what looked like an innocuous, run-of-the-mill win over Watkins Mill High School for Sherwood on Sept. 3, 2010 actually served as the launching pad for one of the most venerated winning streaks in high school volleyball. After that win, 67 teams tried their hand

PREP NOTEBOOK to best Sherwood and zero succeeded. Three state titles were earned, wins piled up and statistics verged on the absurd. Finally, however, the streak was undone. A deep and talented Damascus went into Olney on Thursday and did what no team had done since Thomas S. Wootton on Nov. 6, 2009: it defeated the Warriors. It may have taken five sets, and it may have taken every last swing Annika Schwartz’s right shoulder had in it, but the Swarmin’ Hornets stole away with a 3-2 victory. “This has been my and our goal since freshman year,” said Schwartz, who recorded a match-high 21 kills. “We wanted this. We are a small 3A school and we proved we can beat a great big 4A school and one of the best programs.” Predictably, Sherwood shrugged it off as a loss, nothing more. Coach Brian McCarty has been preaching all year long that the gaudy streak was just a nice little resumé booster. After all, there’s a more important streak still intact: three consecutive state championships. Winston Churchill defeated Damascus on Monday.

Continued from Page B-1 Umenyiora, who plays for the Atlanta Falcons and made two Pro Bowls with the New York Giants. Aniebonam said he regrets not seeking mentorship from Umenyiora sooner, and he hopes they’ll train together this winter. For now, they exchange texts, and Aniebonam said his cousin’s advice often centers around two themes. One — keep a level head — comes easy to Aniebonam. Whenever he feels stressed, Aniebonam sings to himself. Sometimes, he hums during class to the point his peers tell

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Continued from Page B-1 varsity game as a freshman (and loved that), spending most of the season as the junior varsity starter, and then spent his entire sophomore year as the varsity backup (and hated that). Those seasons prepared him for his junior year, when he broke multiple program records. This season, he’s helped Seneca Valley to a 5-2 record. In many ways, Reighard is the prototypical high school quarterback. He’s a good leader, strong-armed and the homecoming king. “Pretty much scripted the way you normally see it,” Kim

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A new look for Hillard Winston Churchill’s Kaitlyn Hillard established early on that she was one of the county’s more talented hitters with 144 kills in 15 matches. Standing 6-foot-1, the position is a natural fit. So imagine the surprise John F. Kennedy had on Oct. 16 when Hillard suited up in a black libero uniform for a fun little change of pace for the Bulldogs. Apparently being 6-foot-1 didn’t mean she couldn’t get the job done, as “even the ref said what a good libero she was,” coach Cindy Hillard said. “They were all like ‘take a picture, take a picture!’” Cindy Hillard wrote in an email.

Not that it’s of any comparison to its volleyball counterparts, but the Sherwood field hockey team’s winning streak was also put to a close on Oct. 16. The Warriors were vying for their second consecutive undefeated regular season — last year was the first such in school history — recording 28 straight regular season wins in the last two seasons. Walter Johnson won, 2-1, on goals from Mackenzie Johnson and Catherine Royston. The loss is of little concern to the Warriors, though. They still received a first round bye in the playoffs and will host Paint Branch on Thursday night. tmewhirter@gazette.net

him to shut up. “That’s how I focus,” he replies. That method, coupled with his family’s support, has helped him navigate a high-profile recruitment. “All the buzz with the media and all the offers coming in and everything, that can really get somebody who doesn’t have a level head and the right roots and the right base and the right family structure,” Aniebonam said. On the football field, though, Aniebonam doesn’t need any tricks to clear his mind. “Going to practice, that’s kind of like my humming, that’s kind of like my singing,” Aniebonam said.

But Umenyiora’s other tip — use outside criticism and doubt as motivation — doesn’t come as naturally to Aniebonam. Describing himself as “kindhearted and kind-spirited,” Aniebonam said he typically just ignores negativity. He’s working on it, though. Sometimes, Aniebonam, now 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, thinks back to all the middle schoolers who teased him for being so tall. But he still hopes he can learn from Umenyiora how to better motivate himself. Unknowingly, Umenyiora has at least already helped Aniebonam receive an Auburn scholarship offer. Umenyiora grew up in the same city as the Southeastern Conference school, but

said. Reighard hopes the epilogue includes playing college football — Monmouth, Georgetown, Shepherd, Towson, Delaware and Stony Brook have shown interest. But for now, he’s just cherishing playing for Seneca Valley. One of Reighard’s favorite aspects of Seneca Valley football is the long walk to the field before home games. The team exits the weight room and passes the girls’ locker room, where the opponents suit up. Reighard always tries to listen through the wall to what they’re saying. Once he heard someone say, “These guys aren’t as good as they think they are.” Seneca Valley won

that game in a blowout. The players continue by a display case with Seneca Valley’s state record 12 state-championship trophies, through a door outside and past cheering junior varsity players to the field. It’s a trek Reighard will make again this Friday, when No. 9 Seneca Valley hosts No. 5 Damascus. In a loss to Damascus last season, Reighard threw a crucial interception that was returned for a touchdown, so he’s especially looking forward to this game. “I want to redeem myself for that and redeem Seneca Valley,” Reighard said. dfeldman@gazette.net

it didn’t offer him a scholarship. To avoid repeating the mistake, Auburn quickly offered Aniebonam a scholarship, McFadden said. That was one of more than 20 offers Aniebonam received including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and his other two finalists besides Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. McFadden is confident Aniebonam will find success at Maryland — and beyond. “If he stays healthy, he’ll be an NFL draft pick,” McFadden said. “Yes, he will. He’ll go in the top five.” dfeldman@gazette.net

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Continued from Page B-1 Two years ago, in September 2011, Christianson was diagnosed with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Following a year of aggressive chemotherapy treatment and hospital stays at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he entered a maintenance phase (oral chemotherapy doses and steroids) last October and is improving. As a side effect of the medication, Christianson developed osteonecrosis, a disease caused by reduced blood flow to bones in the joints, in his knee and liver damage. Once he is can-

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Girls B-CC will permanently be the favorite in the 4A West until someone proves it’s not. The Barons have annually proven they will find a way to win the big games whether or not they’re the best team. The top seed in the region’s top section lost to an MCPS opponent in the postseason in five years. The Barons boast some of the county’s best playmakers and though scoring hasn’t come easy, opponents haven’t been able to do much against B-CC’s backline. Walt Whitman poses the biggest threat to B-CC. The Vikings are arguably the state’s fastest and most technical team, top to bottom. Whitman possesses a unique kind of versatility that is difficult to defend against. But if either of those teams is going to get to the final they’re going to have to go through Winston Churchill, Walter Johnson and Montgomery Blair, which all have records above .500. Quince Orchard is the bottom section’s top seed and on paper, an overwhelming favorite to advance. But coach Peg Keiller said the Cougars do not expect an easy path. Second-seeded Gaithersburg, resurgent Wootton and Northwest are all capable sides. Defending 4A North champion Sherwood (7-3-1) came as close as penalty kicks to taking B-CC out in last year’s state semifinal. The Warriors have all the tools necessary to win a second straight region title. Damascus remains the county’s only undefeated team and that includes wins over B-CC and Sherwood. The Swarmin’ Hornets are heavy favorites to get out of their section, which includes county opponents that are .500 or less, but will face a tough test should they get to the final to face a Frederick County team. This could be Damascus’ year to break through for the first time since 2000s, though.

Might as well pick favorites for the 4A West out of a hat. Montgomery Blair, Churchill and Clarksburg have been the region’s most consistent performers, record wise, but in a fairly low-scoring region that is sure to be decided by defensive prowess, Churchill’s JJ Van Der Merwe (10 goals) might be an additional X factor as one of the Washington metropolitan area’s top finishers. Blair is extremely skilled

and Clarksburg is propelled by a veteran lineup. With nine goals against, Walter Johnson boasts the stingiest defense but has struggled to produce on the other end. Defending state champion Wootton has only given up 10 goals and goalie Jeremy Yeager could be the most important piece of the Patriots’ puzzle, coach Douglas Schuessler said. Whitman just lost its starting goalkeeper to a broken wrist, just another injury to add to the Vikings’ already lengthy list. But this is a team that should not be held to its mediocre record. The Vikings are, technically, the most talented bunch overall in the county and playoffs bring a different intensity. With the right combination of players in the right positions, this is a team no one wants to face, Churchill coach Arnold Tarzy said. “I haven’t had my starting 11 on the field since our first scrimmage against [James H. Blake] in August,” Greene said. “I’ve not been able to play anyone, basically, where I want to play them. But I’m pretty sure no one feels sorry for us, and we wouldn’t want them to. I think if anyone underestimates us, they’re making a big mistake.” Fresh off its first division title in program history, Blake’s physicality allows it to match up well with anyone, giving the Bengals a good chance in the 4A North. Ten players have scored at least one goal for Blake, with five of them scoring four or more. The 2011 state champion, Watkins Mill and Wheaton, which is led by the region’s top scorer in Juan Castellon (10), are likely the favorites to come out of the county’s section of the 3A West but Damascus could be a dangerous floater. “I think we’re seeing parity at a level we’ve not seen before and it makes every game exciting,” Schuessler said. “I think every school is going into the state playoffs thinking they have as good a shot as anybody.”

cer-free, he is expected make a full recovery. Christianson has not been admitted to the hospital since April 2012 and has since been able to return to the soccer field. “He just wasn’t himself,” said his mother, Mardith Christianson. “Andrew had never been sick. It is one of the most traumatic things you can go through as a mother and parent. It’s been tough, but he’s been so positive about it and I don’t think I could be as calm if he didn’t handle it as well as he has.” Added Andrew: “I just wasn’t feeling good — mainly just being tired — before [getting diagnosed]. The doctors did tests for other things before

they figured it out.” Christianson, who says his favorite professional team is D.C. United, began playing the sport in early elementary school. He then joined his first organized team with Montgomery Soccer, Inc. (MSI) and after sitting out most of the past two seasons to fight leukemia, he currently plays with the Olney Boys’ and Girls’ Club. “I never really got depressed or sad about being sick. It was a new challenge to overcome and something I didn’t really worry about, but it was tough not playing,” Christianson said. “Friends would ask to hang out and I just didn’t feel like it.”

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

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Jalen Christian, Stephon Jacob and Andrew Bausch have a busy week. As aides for Damascus High School football coach Eric Wallich, those three tag video of opponents’ games

FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK BY DAN FELDMAN with identifiers like down, distance, yard line, play type and formation to ease the scouting process. Though they’re required to trade just two weeks worth of video, Wallich and Seneca Valley coach Fred Kim agreed to trade all their games each season. So, that means extra work for Wallich’s aides. But Wallich said the experience can be valuable, saying his aides are “kind of like a [graduate assistant] in college — in high school.” They’re not

Also receiving votes: Clarksburg, 3.

LEADERS Top rushers Khalil Wilson, Einstein Isaac Boyd, Avalon Dage Davis, Geo. Prep Zac Morton, Whitman Charles Lyles, Poolesville Devonte Williams, Bullis Chris Dawson, G. Counsel E. Spottswood, Sherwood Kevin Joppy, Q. Orchard D. Sims, Wheaton

Carries 115 110 120 153 156 118 120 109 80 101

Top passers

Yards 1262 1126 1119 1094 1070 950 747 742 621 599

Cmp-Att. Chuck Reese, Rockville 186-295 Sam Ellis, Wootton 142-271 G. Cooper, P. Branch 102-181 Mike Murtaugh, Q. Orch. 69-112 Renzo Farfan, R. Mont. 105-188 Nick DeCarlo, G’burg 52-83 Evan Smith, Whitman 56-116 C. Hennessey, N’wood 71-152 S. Morningstar, Pooles. 54-103 Raymond Burtnick, Blair 44-102

Top receivers

Catches Jibri Woods, Wootton 50 Trevon Diggs, Wootton 55 Joey Cornwell, Rockville 51 Javonn Curry, P. Branch 36 Ryan Stango, P. Branch 30 Anthony Albert, Rockville 37 Michael Scott, Kennedy 29 Steven Kelly, B-CC 19 Louison Biama, Rockville 27 Phil Osborn, R. Mont. 32

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Yards 1985 1898 1383 1180 1158 906 742 728 643 619 Yards 684 646 608 544 489 447 444 420 393 386

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Bullis, ranked in The Gazette’s top 5, can clinch at least a share of the Interstate Athletic Conference title with a win over unranked Landon his week. Sound familiar? That was also the case last year, when Landon upset Bullis 12-7 to clinch a share of the IAC title itself. Again, one of the county’s biggest rivalries carries championship implications for both teams. If Bullis (6-1 overall, 2-0 IAC) wins at 2 p.m. Saturday, it would clinch the title outTOM FEDOR/THE GAZETTE right if it beats Espiscopal in two weeks or Episcopal loses Seneca Valley High School football coach Fred Kim talks to his team. to St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes this week. just tagging plays, but getting “I watch a lot of film, and If Landon (2-4, 1-1) wins, in extra film work in the pro- I study the little things that cess, especially because they people don’t notice to help it would clinch a share of the often must watch the same my teammates be successful,” title by beating St. Albans in two weeks and Episcopal losplay multiple times in order Christian said. “... I just mainly ing to either St. Stephen’s/St. to get every detail. Christian said his extra watch the pass plays, because Agnes this week or Bullis in responsibility to Wallich leads I’m a defensive back, and I try two weeks. to an extra responsibility to give our other defensive backs keys of what to look for.” his teammates. dfeldman@gazette.net

FEARLESS FORECASTS The Gazette sports staff picks the winners for this week’s games involving Montgomery football teams. Here are this week’s selections:

Montgomery County record All games

TDs 25 15 19 13 13 7 6 4 9 5

Poolesville vs. Wheaton Blair at Einstein Damascus at Seneca Valley Richard Montgomery at Wootton Walter Johnson at Whitman Springbrook at Churchill Paint Branch at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Clarksburg at Northwest Rockville at Magruder Quince Orchard vs. Gaithersburg Blake at Sherwood Spalding at Georgetown Prep Watkins Mill at South Hagerstown KIPP vs. Avalon Good Counsel at Bishop O’Connell Northwood at Kennedy Bullis at Landon

Avg. TDs 13.7 5 11.7 8 11.9 7 15.1 10 16.3 7 12.1 6 15.3 1 22.1 4 14.5 4 12.1 8

Bengals win North Division, 11 games for first time in school history The James H. Blake’s boys’ soccer team accomplished two things it never had before, doing so against a bitter rival in Montgomery Blair, and in a game that featured of two of the better

SOCCER NOTEBOOK BY NICK CAMMAROTA AND JENNIFER BEEKMAN teams in Montgomery County. With Blake’s 2-1 double overtime victory against the Blazers, coach David Edlow’s club secured the 4A North Division title for the first time in school history and also eclipsed the 10-win mark, something Bengals teams of the past have never done. “It was just a special night all around,” Edlow said. “Our guys just go out every night and fight for one another. They want to do it as a team. It just shows how much hard work and discipline can do for the overall results.” Edlow — who has been at Blake for three years and won 30 games (10, 9, 11) — and his team now will receive a first-round bye in the 4A state playoffs and hold an 11-2-0 record. Their two losses came vs. Churchill and Wheaton. Against Blair, which had won eight in a row prior to Thursday night’s clash, Blake’s Tanner Williams scored both goals to cap a four-goal week after he returned from a four-week absence with an ankle injury. “We had that breaking point against Wheaton early which really turned our season around where we realized that no one person is too important to the team and if we all fight for each other, we’re going to get the results,” Edlow said.

HOW THEY RANK Boys n 1. Georgetown Prep n 2. James H. Blake n 3. Winston Churchill n 4. Montgomery Blair n 5. Clarksburg

Girls n 1. Good Counsel n 2. Bethesda-Chevy Chase n 3. Walt Whitman n 4. Damascus n 5. Holy Cross

As of Sunday night, the Bengals lead all of Montgomery County in scoring with 32 goals. The finishing has been balanced as six players have scored three or more times. Darien Waters is the leader with six, while Williams and Emmanuel Oppong both have five. Playmaker Raul Escobar has been key in the middle, assisting 12 goals and scoring four.

B-CC earns top seed Fresh off its Montgomery 4A South Division title, the BethesdaChevy Chase High School girls’ soccer team earned the No. 1 seed in its section of the Class 4A West Region bracket, released Monday. The Barons’ reward for a stellar run? A second-round matchup against either Winston Churchill or Walter Johnson, whose combined record is 13-8. This year’s reclassification came with a new region tournament structure in which each of the state’s four regions were divided into sections based on geography. When the ruling was announced last school year, Maryland Public Second-

Montgomery 4A South Division Team

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

All Div.

3-4 4-3 2-5 2-5 1-6 1-6

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

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183 119 141 132 158 173 92 181 40 199 39 212

Montgomery 4A East Division Team

Paint Branch Sherwood Springbrook* Blair Kennedy Blake

All Div.

6-1 5-2 3-4 3-4 2-5 1-6

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

PF PA

270 63 167 124 124 84 115 115 84 116 20 190

Montgomery 4A West Division Team

Gaithersburg Quince Orchard Northwest Clarksburg* Magruder

All Div.

7-0 7-0 6-1 4-3 1-6

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

PF PA

176 43 283 20 261 99 125 91 48 273

Montgomery 3A Division Team

Damascus Seneca Valley Einstein Rockville Watkins Mill Wheaton Northwood

All Div.

6-1 5-2 4-2 4-3 2-4 1-6 1-6

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

Montgomery 2A Independent Team

Poolesville

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Private schools Team

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224 68 219 69 160 171 232 205 84 196 84 248 47 264

Bullis 6-1 231 88 Good Counsel 5-4 226 111 Georgetown Prep 4-3 208 162 Avalon 4-4 217 158 Landon 2-4 142 130 * Includes forfeit result

Last week’s scores

Ken Sain

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Nick Cammarota

Travis Mewhirter

Jennifer Beekman

Kent Zakour

106-21 207-43

105-22 206-44

103-24 204-46

99-28 201-49

102-25 200-50

98-29 193-57

Poolesville Poolesville Poolesville Einstein Einstein Blair Damascus Damascus Damascus Wootton Wootton Wootton Whitman Whitman Whitman Springbrook Springbrook Springbrook Paint Branch Paint Branch Paint Branch Northwest Northwest Northwest Rockville Rockville Rockville Q. Orchard Q. Orchard Q. Orchard Sherwood Sherwood Sherwood Spalding Spalding Spalding S. Hagerstown S. Hagerstown S. Hagerstown Avalon Avalon Avalon Good Counsel Good Counsel Good Counsel Kennedy Kennedy Kennedy Bullis Bullis Bullis

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ary Schools Athletic Association executive director Ned Sparks admitted it was mostly geared toward more rural areas of the state where schools within the same region are 160-plus miles apart rather than more self-contained areas like the all-Montgomery County 4A West. While coaches agree most any team within the 4A West is capable of beating another, there’s no denying one section is a good bit stronger, at least on paper. The realignment pits the majority of the perennial powers, which tend to hail from Bethesda and Potomac, together in the top section. The winner of that section, which will only land it in the region final, will have to weather a seven-team field that consists of four teams above .500 and an additional team at the .500 mark. The odd number in the bracket means that secondseeded Walt Whitman, fresh off its 3-0 victory against nationallyranked and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference favorite Our Lady of Good Counsel, does not get a first-round bye. B-CC and the top two seeds in the bottom section — Quince Orchard and Gaithersburg — will all have an extra day of rest. That, Whitman coach Greg Herbert said, could be a major factor in the later rounds. Though Quince Orchard (10-1-1) certainly isn’t a guaranteed region finalist — Northwest, Gaithersburg, Clarksburg and Thomas S. Wootton can all be dangerous floaters — Gaithersburg has four less wins. This isn’t the first year perennial powers will face off in the first round but in the previous structure, Churchill likely would’ve gotten the fourth seed and teams wouldn’t be so condensed. The best way to ensure the truly best team wins, Walter Johnson coach Liz Friedman said, would be to seed the brackets, top to bottom and craft the draw accordingly.

Poolesville Poolesville Einstein Einstein Damascus Damascus Wootton Wootton Whitman Whitman Springbrook Springbrook Paint Branch Paint Branch Northwest Northwest Rockville Rockville Q. Orchard Q. Orchard Sherwood Sherwood Spalding Spalding S. Hagerstown S. Hagerstown Avalon Avalon Good Counsel Good Counsel Kennedy Kennedy Bullis Bullis

Poolesville Einstein Damascus Wootton Whitman Springbrook Paint Branch Northwest Rockville Q. Orchard Sherwood Geo. Prep S. Hagerstown KIPP Good Counsel Kennedy Bullis

Seneca Valley 37, Watkins Mill 0 Northwood 14, Walter Johnson 7 Poolesville 34, Brunswick 6 Einstein 22, Wheaton 15 Damascus 43, Rockville 8 R. Montgomery 34, Churchill 0 Quince Orchard 42, Sherwood 7 Northwest 39, Wootton 17 Gaithersburg 40, Magruder 6 Clarksburg 21, B.-Chevy Chase 19 Whitman 28, Springbrook 13 Paint Branch 35, Blair 0 Kennedy 13, Blake 0 Good Counsel 49, Carroll 0 Bullis 47, St. Albans 0 Georgetown Prep 42, Anacostia 8 Landon 41, St. Ste. & St. Agnes 21 Avalon 48, Options 6

BEST BET No. 2 Quince Orchard vs. No. 4 Gaithersburg, 6:30 p.m.

Friday at Richard Montgomery. In one of a maximum of just four regular-season matchups between undefeated Maryland public-school teams this deep into the season, the inside track for the 4A West’s No. 1 seed is on the line.


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Clarksburg tailback turns a corner Coyotes’ Holland has attracted interest from several top Division I college programs BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER

Junior running back Tavis Holland. Just saying it brings a smile to Clarksburg High School football coach Larry Hurd’s face. “Every time I think about that [he’s a junior] I smile,” Hurd said. “He’s going to get bigger, stronger and faster and he’s going to be even better [than he already is] next year.” Of course neither Holland, who has already received interest from several top Division I college programs, nor Hurd are thinking about next year just yet. The Coyotes’ mantra for the remaining weeks of the 2013 regular season is to go 1-0 each week as it comes. But it’s impossible not to take note of the tremendous stride Clarksburg’s rising star takes each week. Holland turned a big corner in Friday’s 21-19, come-from-behind win over visiting Bethesda-Chevy Chase in a game that was vital to Clarksburg’s Class 4A West Region tournament hopes. The Coyotes haven’t made the postseason since back-to-back appearances in 2007-08 when they were a 2A program. The first 24 minutes of Friday night’s game were not Holland’s finest. Through two quarters, the Coyotes’ leading rusher mustered only 8 yards of offense and had two passes to literally slip through his finger tips. The Holland of old — or even just a couple weeks ago — probably would’ve let that eat way at him for the remainder of the night, Hurd said. But he’s not that guy anymore and the multifaceted athlete sure picked a good game to prove it. With Clarksburg trailing 19-0 at halftime Friday and its playoff chances in danger of being completely thwarted, there was no time for Holland to dwell on the past. In a quick turnaround, he put forth a rather impressive display of versatility to rush for 107 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, catch two passes and score on a 79-yard punt return. Clarksburg (3-3) is in a four-way tie for the fourth and final spot in the Class 4A West Region alongside Thomas S. Wootton, Walt Whitman and Montgomery Blair, but faces a tough test against third-place Northwest in Week 7. “At times in the past when things didn’t go his way [Holland] sometimes he had the tendency to shut down, but that’s not Tavis anymore,” Hurd said. “His maturity level picked up. If things aren’t going his way, he showed in the

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Clarskburg High School’s Tavis Holland skips past Bethesda Chevy Chase returning a punt to inside the Barons’ 10-yard line during Friday’s football game in Clarksburg. second half [Friday] that he’s a warrior and he’ll come back out to play.” Holland’s speed — forget about catching him once he gets around the outside — can present some challenges, for instance, much less time for decision making. Holland graciously credited his offensive line for creating the gaps through which he scurries and for making the blocks that allow him to keep going, but there’s something to be said for his incredible field vision and overall football instincts. On Holland’s second touchdown of the night, which gave Clarksburg the lead, he very easily could’ve settled for a 69-yard punt return that would have given the Coyotes the ball inside the B-CC 10-yard line. After weaving his way through a cluster of B-CC players to the

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right sideline he was met by two defenders just short of the end zone. Without missing a beat Holland managed to stop on a dime, plant his right foot and juke left, right around the obstacle, and surge ahead the final 10 yards. Holland has the moves, the passion and the smarts, Hurd said. And the most exciting part is he’s a junior, just tapping into his potential. “Isn’t that a wonderful thing?” Hurd said. “He can run, he can catch, he can do it all. There are going to be some times when you might see him in the backfield. He can throw too, people better watch out for that. He’s going to be at the next level. He’s going to play on Saturdays and he’s going to be on TV.”

Quince Orchard High School defensive back Kyle Gregory and a few teammates, having played the night before, watched Gaithersburg defeat Sherwood 32-7 during the first Saturday of the high school football season. Gregory, to say the least, was impressed. “I knew they had a chance to go undefeated, because they had a lot of talent,” Gregory said. So far, Gregory’s assessment has proven correct. No. 4 Gaithersburg (7-0) and No. 2 Quince Orchard (7-0) are Montgomery County’s only undefeated teams, though one will lose its perfect record this week. The teams are scheduled to play 6:30 p.m. Friday at Richard Montgomery. Surely, Gregory was referring to talent such as running back Solomon Vault, a Northwestern recruit who had 200 yards of offense and four touchdowns in that opener. But Vault has missedthreeofthelastfourgameswith a leg injury and is questionable for this week, according to Gaithersburg coach Kreg Kephart, potentially wiping away one of Gaithersburg’s advantages. “It’s not just Solomon,” Gregory said. “They have a whole bunch of players around him that are able to make plays that they don’t really talk about but should get a lot more credit than they do.” Gaithersburg, which went 3-7 last season, views this game as a potential turning point. “It’s a good chance for us to try and maybe play well and get some respect,” Kephart said. “We don’t think people

think so highly of us.” Quince Orchard, on the other hand, is 24-0 against 4A West Region teams since moving into the region in 2011, winning by an average score of 43-5. Though Quince Orchard defensive coordinator John Kelley said it appears Gaithersburg would be the toughest foe in that span, it still seems Quince Orchard is still a clear favorite. Quince Orchard has won at least seven straight over Gaithersburg, including 35-point victories each of the past two years. As impressive as Gaithersburg’s average score has been this season, 25-6, Quince Orchard has posted an even better mark, 40-3. Plus, Quince Orchard has beaten all four of its common opponents with Gaithersburg by a larger margin than Gaithersburg did: Clarksburg (Quince Orchard won by 28, Gaithersburg by 17), Magruder (56, 34), Churchill (52, 3) and (Sherwood 35, 25) “We’ve got to make sure they don’t put that steamroll on us,” Kephart said. “That’s tough. They’ve got some great ballplayers. They’re bigger than we are. They’re a lot faster than we are, a lot stronger than we are. We can hopefully get a little karma somewhere. I don’t know.” Up for grabs is a chance at an undefeated, state championship season (what could be Quince Orchard’s first since 2007 or Gaithersburg’s first since 2000), the inside track at the No. 1 seed in the 4A West Region and clear recognition as the county’s best publicschool team. “The kids know the importance of the ball game,” Kelley said. “I think you’ve got to just go on about it, just prepare like you prepare any other week.Ifyoumakeittoobig,that’swhen I think kids are prone to mistakes.”

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Metal band We Came As Romans is set to play the Fillmore Silver Spring on Tuesday.

Young metal band celebrates release of new CD with nationwide tour

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WILL C. FRANKLIN STAFF WRITER

Bands created in high school rarely stay together. Sometimes life gets in the way and friendships tend to dissolve over time. For the metal band We Came As Romans, things are only getting better. Fresh off the release of their latest album, “Tracing Back Roots,”

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which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, We Came As Romans is set to play on Tuesday at the Fillmore Silver Spring. “It was a whole different process than what we’re used to,” said Joshua Moore, the band’s lyricist and lead guitarist, about putting the new album together. “We went with a different producer and we recorded in a different state. It was like a breath of fresh air for us.” “Tracing Back Roots,” is the band’s third studio album. Their

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WE CAME AS ROMANS n When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

n Where: Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring

n Tickets: $20 n For information: 301-960-9999; fillmoresilverspring.com

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VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER

Singer Julie Fowlis sang two songs in English — “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air” — for the 2012 Disney/Pixar animated movie “Brave” about a heroine in 10th century Scotland. But her primary language is Scottish Gaelic, the language she will perform in her “Music of the Scottish Isles” concerts on Friday and Saturday at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. “It’s the first language of my children and my mother — to us it’s very much a major language,” she said.

Scottish singer Julie Fowlis will perform traditional Gaelic songs accompanied by instruments on Friday and Saturday at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Fowlis sang two songs in English for the Disney/ Pixar animated movie “Brave.” PHOTO BY MICHELLE FOWLIS

Last year, Thile was one of the recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, or “Genius Grant.”

Fowlis and her band will host a onehour workshop about traditional Scottish songs before the Saturday concert. Preceding the concert Friday, BlackRock will host its first-ever tasting event, a sampling of five Scotch whiskies not sold

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Punch Brothers frontman readies for solo show in North Bethesda BY

CARA HEDGEPETH STAFF WRITER

Ask Grammy Award-winning musician Chris Thile about classifying music and he’ll tell you there are two genres: “good music and bad music.” “And I would love to be a part

of making music that falls into the former,” he said. At 32, the musical prodigy has seen more success than most musicians can hope for in a career. In 2003, Thile’s first band, Nickel Creek, won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album for their record, “This Side.” In 2006, he founded his current band, Punch Brothers. One of the band’s latest projects includes recording the soundtrack for “In

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CHRIS THILE n When: 8 p.m. Oct. 30 n Where: The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda n Tickets: $26$36 n For information: 301-581-5100, strathmore.org


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Montgomery College’s Department of Visual Arts and Design will present “Rainforest/Christmas

Tree: Frank Hallam Day” in the King Street Gallery, from Thursday to Nov. 28. The exhibit opens with

a reception from 6–8 p.m. Thursday. An artist talk will follow from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 30. Both will be held at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, where the gallery is located. The exhibit includes new works from the Washington, D.C., artist and photographer’s travels to Sudan, Ethiopia, and Ghana in 2012 and 2013, expanding on his interest in history and culture and examining the adaptation, appropriation, and resiliency of indigenous cultures through their contact with influPHOTO BY FRANK HALLAM DAY ences of globalization. Day has “Flag Shack, Assin Foso, 2003.” taught photography at the Washington Center for Photography and at the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions.

Classic jazz The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Chevy Chase Prebysterian Church,

One Chevy Chase Circle, NW, bringing audiences their blend of small group swing and New Orleans and Chicago style. Featuring six instrumentalists, the band’s repertoire includes Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, JOEL ALBERT Benny Goodman, George The Conservatory Classic Jazz Band will perform Sunday at Chevy Gershwin, Cole Porter and Chase Presbyterian Church. Hoagy Carmichael, among many others. A free will offering will be accepted, and a reception will follow the concert. For more information, visit www.chevychasepc.org. Visit www.ccjazzband.com.

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Classical guitarist Jason Vieaux.

The John E. Marlow Guitar Series will present classical guitarist Jason Vieaux in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Westmoreland Congregational Church, Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. A preconcert lecture is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Vieaux has performed around the world, playing works from the standard repertoire including Johann Sebastian Bach but also embracing the music of Duke Ellington and Pat Metheny. Tickets are $35 for adults, $17.50 for ages 18-22, and free for those younger than 18. For more information, visit www.marlowguitar.org.

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A screening of Dan O’Bannon’s animated corpse classic, “The Return of the Living Dead,” will cap off the Silver Spring Zombie Walk on Saturday at the event’s destination point, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Because of ongoing sidewalk construction on Georgia Avenue, this year’s route will use the sidewalk on Fenton Street to head north to downtown (instead of Georgia Avenue). Gathering occurs at 8 p.m., with the walk beginning at Sligo Avenue and Georgia Avenue at 9 p.m. O’Bannon’s 1985 horror flick finds a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally releasing a deadly gas into the air, which causes the dead to rise and rampage through Louisville, Ky. The film begins at 10:15 p.m., followed by a midnight screening of “Shaun of the Dead.” For more information, visit www.afi.com/ silver. Visit www.silverspringzombiewalk. com.


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Annual literary festival honors ‘Great Gatsby’ author BY

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On Saturday, Montgomery College will host the 17th annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival. The one-day event featuring writing workshops, literary discussions and the presentation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Outstanding Achievement in American Literature Award is sponsored by the college, the city of Rockville and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference Inc. “I don’t know that when we started we thought it would be going 17 years,” said Jackson Bryer, president of the conference. The city of Rockville started the event in 1996 to honor what would have been the author’s 100th birthday. Fitzgerald, best known for his 1925 novel “The Great Gatsby,” had roots in Montgomery County and is buried at Saint Mary’s Church Cemetery in Rockville. This year’s recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in American Literature Award is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler. Butler has written 14 novels and six books of short stories. His first volume of short stories, “A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain,” won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. This year’s festival will also feature the annual presentation of the short story contest winner as well as a screening of the 1949 and 1974 film versions of “The Great Gatsby,” followed by a panel discussion about the films in comparison to the 2013 Buz Lurhmann version. Other authors will be in attendance Saturday, including R. Clifton Spargo who spent part of his childhood in Rockville and recently released the novel “Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald.” Spargo is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a cultural critic for the Huffington Post and serves as the Provosts’ Postgraduate visiting writer in fiction in the department of English at the

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD LITERARY FESTIVAL

n Where: Montgomery College, 51 Manakee St., Rockville n Tickets: See website for specific event prices n For information: 301-309-9461, cms. montgomerycollege.edu

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R. Clifton Spargo, a Rockville native, is one of the featured speakers at the festival and the author of “Beautiful Fools,” a 2013 novel about the Fitzgeralds.

University of Iowa. “Beautiful Fools” is the fictional account of Fitzgerald and Zelda’s real life trip to Cuba toward the end of their lives. “The true part of the novel is the two take a trip to Cuba and not a lot is known about the trip,” Spargo said. “It was the last time they would see each other but there’s no way they would know that. It was the last chance at a great love.” A Fitzgerald expert who’s taught the author’s work on the undergraduate and graduate level, Spargo counts the author as one of his first literary loves. He said as his interest in Fitzgerald grew over the years, so did his fascination with the woman in his life. “As I grew in my love of Scott, I became just enthralled by Zelda,” Spargo said. “It had always struck me that there was this gaping hole at the end of their lives. This was an opportunity to tell that story that no one really knew ...” Before writing the novel, Spargo read and re-read about 20 books on the Fitzgeralds. And although the author said he knows “their lives in and out as a biographer,” Spargo said it’s important to recognize the distinction between a biographer and his role as a novelist. “A biography is an imperfect art,” Spargo said. “A biography captures famous scenes but it’s not really capturing what it’s like to be Scott or Zelda.” In fact, according to Spargo, Fitzgerald himself wasn’t a fan of biographies, especially for writers because “[writers] are too many people.” “I would like to think he would have more appreciation

for the novel because it’s trying to capture the lived life,” Spargo said. “Beautiful Fools,” which was released in May, is intended for the average reader with a surface knowledge of Fitzgerald’s life. Spargo said he’s interested in the reaction from the literary festival audience, many of whom are Fitzgerald experts. “The average person knows a few things about Scott and Zelda so you’re writing to an audience that isn’t specialized in the knowledge,” Spargo said. “At the festival, there will be a mix, historians ... For the Fitzgerald experts, there’s all sorts of ways the book plays on things in [Fitzgerald and Zelda’s] lives and how they might have been remembering them.” More than just Fitzgerald aficionados, Bryer said the festival is an opportunity for literature fans to gather. “I think it brings literary figures to Rockville,” he said. “... It gives the citizens at all levels an opportunity to avail themselves of the expertise.” chedgepeth@gazette.net

Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: Thurs-

days, 8:15 p.m. beginner lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, www.capitalblues.org. Contra, Oct. 25, Will Mentor with Perpetual Emotion, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www. fridaynightdance.org. Contra & Square, 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, www. fsgw.org. English Country, Oct. 23, Special Guest Jacqueline Schwab on piano; Oct. 30, Caller: Marth Siegel, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), www.fsgw.org.

Now and Then Dance Studio, Saturday Ballroom dances,

second and fourth Saturdays, beginner group lesson at 8 p.m., open dancing at 9 p.m., $10 cash at door (all men admitted at half price throughout October), 10111 Darnestown Road, Rockville. 301424-0007, www.nowandthendancestudios.com. 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, www.flyingfeet.org.

Waltz, Nov. 3, Cabaret Sauvignon, 2:45-3:30 p.m. lesson, 3:30-6 p.m., dance, $10, www.waltztimedances.org.

MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Gotta Swing Dance with

Shannon Gunn & The Bullettes, 8 p.m. Oct. 23 (beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m.); Elikeh Afropop Band wtih Djesben, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24; Art Sherrod Jr. with special guest Ann Nesby, 8 p.m. Oct. 25; Marcus Johnson, 8 p.m. Oct. 26; Trio Caliente, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27; First Annual Grand Masquerade with Doc Scantlin, 8 p.m. Oct. 31; Eddie Palmieri’s Latin Jazz Septet, 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2; Avon Lucas, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3; Emmanuel Trifilio Tango Trio, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6; Familiar Faces, 8 p.m. Nov. 8, call for prices, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, www. bethesdabluesjazz.com. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Julie Fowlis, 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, Della Mae, 8 p.m. Nov. 2; Thomas Pandolfi, 3 p.m. Nov. 3; District Comedy, 8 p.m. Nov. 8; call for tickets, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Ger-

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‘Carrie’ has big, bloody footprints to fill MICHAEL PHILLIPS CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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With her wide-eyed glare of grave intensity, the actress Chloe Grace Moretz appears destined for her share of artfully crafted, slightly unnecessary horror remakes. She starred in “Let Me In,” the American version of the terrific Swedish vampire picture “Let the Right One In.” And now she takes on director Kimberly Peirce’s remake of “Carrie,” a work of smooth confidence and a humane, dimensionally human brand of horror. You’d expect this from Peirce, who made “Boys Don’t Cry,” among others. The director puts Moretz in the sad, fierce role of Carrie White, the putupon telekinetic high school student introduced in the 1974 Stephen King novel. Carrie’s psychotically fundamentalist mother, played in the new film by Julianne Moore, goes beyond the usual notions of “helicopter” parenting, and makes the concept of Bible-thumping literal. Moore seizes the day without going crazy with excess; like the rest of the film, her portrayal takes care to humanize the demonic cruelty on screen. Those with little or no personal relationship to the 1976 Brian De Palma-directed “Carrie” will find themselves in a different situation than I am on this one. I admit it. If I didn’t love Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie quite so madly in that movie — a film representing drive-in schlock elevated to Himalayan heights, with two of the great 1970s performances leading the way — I might’ve fallen further into the world of the remake. With all movies, really, we bring the baggage we bring. Some things are different, others are the same. Peirce delivers none of the voyeuristic nudity of the ‘76 edition. Even with

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Julianne Moore stars in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Screen Gem’s horror thriller “Carrie.”

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the various killings in the promnight climax, when Carrie, slathered in pig’s blood poured by her enemies, takes revenge, Peirce stages and shoots the action tastefully by R-rated horror standards. Even this remake’s arresting prologue, depicting the bloody birth of Carrie into the conflicted, scissors-wielding hands of her unstable mother, has an air of restraint. The director, in other words, isn’t an showboater or a sadist or a combination of the two,

the way De Palma was behind the camera in the first “Carrie” movie, or the way Steven Spielberg tortured audiences with elan in that other ’70s blackcomic thriller classic, “Jaws.” The question is: Is tasteful better with this material? In its story contours the screenplay credited to Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Cohen wrote the ’76 version) hits its marks. It stays faithful to King and (relatively) to the De Palma film and gets the job done in workmanlike fashion. The acting’s strong; in addition to Moretz and Moore, Judy Greer is a welcome presence in the Betty Buckley role of the sympathetic gym instructor. But something’s missing from this well-made venture. What’s there is more than respectable, while staying this side of surprising.


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“Barnstorming” by independent filmmakers Bryan Reichhardt and Paul Glenshaw of Silver Spring screens Sunday at the Washington West Film Festival in Reston, Va. they were welcomed by English citizens. The 58-minute “Choc’late Soldiers from the USA,” will screen at the Angelika Film Center & Café in Fairfax, Va. One million African-Americans served during World War II, but many newsreels of the day showed only Caucasian faces, said Izon. “The iconic images of the stories of World War II are pretty much white,” he said. African-Americans liberated towns and concentration camps, but when they got home, they were still treated like second-class citizens, said Izon. “Choc’late Soldiers from the USA” screened at the GI Film Festival in Arlington in May and will show at a festival in Bakersfield, Calif., on Nov. 8, he said. “We’re showing it at a dozen film festivals to refine it and give us the time to raise the completion funds,” said Izon, who plans to add music performed by an orchestra. Izon has partnered with actor Joe Mantegna from the TV show “Criminal Minds” to look for a distributor. They hope to show the film on a cable TV

channel and ultimately PBS. An earlier film directed by Izon, “An Untold Triumph,” about the contributions of the 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment during World War II, debuted nationally on PBS in 2005 and ran for four years, reaching millions of viewers. “I like to deal with history, the untold stories that have been left out of our historical narrative,” said Izon. “I want to complete our national narrative.” Also scheduled for Saturday is a visit by Emmy-award winner Ed Asner, who will speak about a 12-minute short, “Good Men,” in which he appears with a longtime friend, director Mark Rydell. In the film, the two get into a heated discussion about the Holocaust, conspiracy theories and the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City. Following the movie, Asner and Rydell will also do a reading of “Oxymorons,” a short play by Brian Connors, who also wrote and directed “Good Men.” Also screening are fulllength movies, including “Just a Sigh” starring Gabriel Byrne, and a 10th anniversary screen-

NOTICE OF ELECTION Pursuant to the provisions of Section 26 of the Gaithersburg City Charter, notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of Elections for the City of Gaithersburg will hold an election for the purpose of electing the Mayor and two City Council Members on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. The election will be conducted at six polling sites: Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 South Summit Avenue; Izaak Walton League, 707 Conservation Lane; Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, 16 Kent Gardens Circle; Villa Ridge Community Room, 414 Girard Street; Potomac Oaks Condominium Clubhouse, 780 Quince Orchard Boulevard; Asbury Methodist Village, 417 Russell Avenue, all locations being within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland. In the event of a tie, a run-off election will be held for the remaining seats to be filled on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the same hours and polling sites as above.

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Pilot Andrew King of Vienna, Va., flies over an Indiana field in “Barnstorming.” ing of “Bruce Almighty” starring Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston. Tom Shadyac, director of “Bruce Almighty,” will be present for a Q&A session. There are also two collections of shorts screening on Friday and again Saturday, and, for the first time, films made by students at George Mason University in Fairfax. This year also marks the first year for films from a specific foreign country. This year the focus is on Lithuania. Released in 2010, “Barnstorming” has appeared on PBS stations around the country but Sunday is the first time it has appeared on screen in the Washington, D.C., area, said Reichhardt, who edited the film and co-produced it with Glenshaw. They had heard about the annual fly-in at the farm in Indiand had been encouraged to do a film about it. “We almost didn’t go, because there was no funding for it,” said Reichhardt, who decided to go anyway. “We were shooting everything we saw,” said Reichhardt,

Joan A. More Chair Board of Supervisors of Elections AVISO DE ELECCION De acuerdo con las provisiones de la Sección 26 de la Carta de la Ciudad de Gaithersburg, se comunica por este medio que la Junta de Supervisores de Elecciones de la Ciudad de Gaithersburg llevará a cabo Elecciones con el propósito de elegir Alcalde y dos Miembros para el Concejo de la Ciudad el martes, 5 de noviembre del 2013, desde las 7 a.m. hasta las 8 p.m. Las elecciones se llevarán a cabo en seis lugares de votación: la Municipalidad de la Ciudad de Gaithersburg, 31 South Summit Avenue; la Liga Izaak Walton, 707 Conservation Lane; la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Días, 16 Kent Gardens Circle; el Salón de la Comunidad de Villa Ridge, 414 Girard Street; el Salón de los Condominios de Potomac Oaks, 780 Quince Orchard Boulevard; la Villa Metodista de Asbury, 417 Russell Avenue, todas las localidades están ubicadas en la Ciudad de Gaithersburg, Maryland. En caso de empate se realizará una segunda vuelta para los escaños pendientes el martes, 19 de noviembre del 2013 en los mismos lugares y horas mencionados anteriormente. Joan A. More Jefa Junta de Supervisores de Elecciones 1890794

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Continued from Page B-7 mantown. 301-528-2260, www. blackrockcenter.org. Fillmore Silver Spring, Austin Mahone, 7 p.m. Oct. 23; Journey’s Noise Tour Featuring 3OH!3, 7 p.m. Oct. 24; Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 8 p.m. Oct. 25; Ben Rector, The Walking In Between Tour, with Tyrone Wells, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26; Chance the Rapper, 7 p.m. Oct. 27; We Came as Romans, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29; Cristian Castro with special guests Lazaro, 8 p.m. Oct. 30; Jessie Ware — Fall Tour 2013 with special guest Mikky Ekko, 8 p.m. Oct. 31; House of Blues 20th Anniversary Presents Third Eye Blind, 8 p.m. Nov. 1, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301-9609999, FillmoreSilverSpring.com, www.livenation.com.

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Independent filmmaker Bryan Reichhardt of Silver Spring wasn’t sure what to expect when he hopped in a car with friend Paul Glenshaw in 2009 and headed to rural Ohio to catch up with some antique airplane pilots. But he’s glad he did. The trip turned into the 49-minute feature documentary “Barnstorming,” which will screen on Sunday at the Bow Tie Cinemas in Reston, Va. “Barnstorming” is one of 41 films included in the third annual Washington West Film Festival running today to Sunday at several venues in Northern Virginia. “Barnstorming” follows two antique airplane pilots on their way back from a big air show in Oshkosh, Wis., who spotted an alfalfa field and decided to land to take pictures. The Dirksen family who owned the farm invited them in — and also invited them back — for what has become a yearly tradition to entertain enthralled children and visit with local families that have become good friends. “They come back year after year — it’s a big event,” said Reichhardt’s wife, singer/songwriter Suzanne Brindamour, who wrote the music for the film. The filmmakers will attend the screening for a Q&A session. Showing at the Washington West Film Festival on Saturday is a documentary by College Heights filmmaker Noel “Sonny” Izon about 140,000 black American soldiers stationed in Britain in preparation for the D-Day landings, where

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who also brought along his nephew, Mark Betancourt, who also shot footage. “We quickly knew we had something,” said Reichhardt. “We knew we had something special.” Three years later, the memory of the annual fly-in sticks with him. “Just being a part of it is so peaceful, friendly and fun,” he said. vterhune@gazette.net

War Scrapbook: CD Release with Hesperus & Maggies Music, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13; Takoma Park Community Center, call for prices, times, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 301-9603655, www.imtfolk.org. Institute of Musical Traditions — Rockville, Rafe & Clelia Stefa-

nini CD Release, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4; Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, call for prices, www.imtfolk.org. Strathmore, Afternoon Tea, 1 p.m. Oct. 23, 29-30; The Mancuso-Suzda Project, avant garde jazz duo, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23; BSO: Brahms’ Third Symphony, 8 p.m. Oct. 24; Maurice Steger Trio, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25; WPAS: Yuja Wang, piano, 8 p.m. Oct. 25; Mandolin Workshop: Crossover Techniques for Bach, Bluegrass and Beyond, 10 a.m. Oct. 26; Ikebana: Japanese Flower Power Workshop, noon, Oct. 26; National Philharmonic: Mostly Schumann - Zuill Bailey Cello Recital, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26; National Philharmonic: Romantic Sentiments, 8 p.m. Oct. 26; National Philharmonic: Romantic Sentiments, 3 p.m. Oct. 27; Voice, 7 p.m. Oct. 30-31; Chris Thile, 8 p.m. Oct. 30; Voice; Bootsy Collins, 8 p.m. Oct. 31, call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-5815100, www.strathmore.org.


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Consumers find wine labels to be a sticky situation worldwide Wine labels are funny things. With the hundreds of unique winemaking varietals, numerous different methods and an entire world of unique regions, you would think that wine labels would be designed to be models of clarity in order to assist a consumer in making an educated purchase. If only that were true.

GRAPELINES LOUIS MARMON It is unusual to see European wine labeled with the name of the grapes in the bottle, despite the fact that many in the American market would like to know that information. Instead a Bordeaux or Burgundy label notes the name of the property (“Chateau” or

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Continued from Page B-5 side Llewyn Davis,” a Coen Brothers film about fictional folk singer Llewyn Davis, due out next month. Thile has contributed vocals and instrumentals to some of the biggest names in country including Keith Urban and Eric Church. Now, Thile is out on a solo tour promoting his latest album, “Bach: Sonatas and Partitas Vol. 1.” The album features 16 tracks — all pieces written for solo violin and played by Thile on his mandolin. The tour kicked off Oct. 1 and Thile will play at Strathmore on Oct. 30, a venue he’s played in the past with Punch Brothers. “The overall vibe I got from the [Strathmore] crowd was that they were there to listen and to enjoy,” Thile said. “Sometimes you get a crowd that’s only there to listen and you feel like a zoo exhibit. Or you get a crowd that’s only there to enjoy and you feel like a deejay or something ... As a performing musician, I want to feel like I’m performing with people and not for them, especially in a solo position, it gets lonely up there.” Though he’s best known as a bluegrass or folk musician, due in large part to his expertise on the mandolin, Thile said releasing a record of classical music didn’t feel like a stretch. “For me, playing Bach is far less about dipping my toe into the classical music genre and more about wanting to interact with great music,” Thile said. “It’s important to note that because the mandolin is toned exactly like the violin, it’s exactly the same ... It’s not quite the leap of faith it might first appear.” Leap of faith or not, Thile’s latest feat is impressive, especially for someone who didn’t grow up playing classical music. “At a certain point along the way, my grandmothers

“Domaine”) and has a smattering of French that tells such fundamentally useless stuff to the average consumer like where the wine was bottled. Italian and Spanish wines mostly follow this pattern. And don’t even get me started about German wine labeling which require an advanced language degree to comprehend. The casual wine drinker may not be aware that Chablis and other white Burgundies are made from Chardonnay, Beaujolais from Gamay, Nebbiolo is the principle grape in Barolo and Barbaresco, Tempranillo dominates in Rioja, and wines from Bordeaux are most commonly a blend of up to five varietals, while the southern Rhone region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape permits the blending of up to 13 different grapes. And that is just the beginning of

both introduced me to Bach and the world of written-down music,” Thile said. “I taught myself how to read music and realized written-down music didn’t have to be stuffy. That was huge.” Growing up in Kentucky, Thile was influenced by folk and bluegrass music, though again, he’s hesitant to differentiate. “When you say bluegrass, one person could think of music started by Bill Monroe ... you say bluegrass to someone else and they think of the old TV show ‘Hee Haw.’” Call it whatever you want, but Thile grew up listening to mostly folk music on radio programs like “A Prairie Home Companion.” His mother played violin and piano as a hobby while his father played the bass and worked as a piano technician. “Listening to music was our family pastime,” Thile said. By the age of 5, Thile was learning the mandolin from renowned mandolinist, guitarist and vocalist John Moore. He also counts bassist and composer Edgar Meyer as a major influence who Thile said “took [him] under [his] wing.” Last year, Thile was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “Genius Grant.” It’s given annually to between 20 and 40 people in any field who show “exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.” Oddly enough, Thile, who’s been touring tirelessly for the last several years, said the prestigious grant will actually allow for some down time. “What I’m really looking forward to is the opportunity to take six months off and do some thinking,” Thile said. “I’ve been on output mode for the last seven or eight years. I’m ready to go back to input mode and the MacArthur Fellowship will certainly help me do that.” chedgepeth@gazette.net

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Chris Thile of the Punch Brothers will perform at Strathmore on Oct. 30

a long and confusing list. American origin wine labels are better but still can be incomplete and misleading. US Department of Treasury regulations permit the use of a single varietal name, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, on the label as long as at least 75 percent of the wine is made from that varietal and it all originates from a single location (appellation). What composes the other 25 percent is left to the imagination or a search on the winery’s website. And the wine’s alcohol content can be equally as vague since the number on the label and the actual alcohol by content (ABV) may vary by law. So a wine listed as 13.3 percent ABV may really range from 11.8 to 14 percent, while those stated as 14 percent may truly be 15 percent. Doesn’t look like much but alcohol content is important to many

consumers since it implies a certain style of winemaking and knowing the ABV may influence purchasing decisions. Another issue is the use of undefined terms on the label such as “reserve” and “barrel select.” What exactly does “old vines” mean? 25 years? 50 years? Older than the winemaker? And how much of the wine needs to originate from these vines to achieve this designation? The Treasury Department has been considering tightening the use of such terms since 2010 and are scheduled to make a decision sometime next year. Until any new regulations are implemented, we will still see nebulous jargon including “estate bottled” and “old clones” on the front of bottles The label on the back of the bottle can be more helpful by providing fur-

ther information about the grapes, location and winemaking approach. But sometimes they are just meaningless marketing stories matching the misinformation seen elsewhere on the bottle. Many labels are creative and entertaining, adorned with artwork, animal illustrations, and even braille or “scratch and sniff” stickers that may entice a purchase of an unfamiliar bottle. Some wineries haven’t ever changed their labels while others replace their designs annually. Clearly front labels are critical to wine marketing, but is there any reason why they cannot be more accurate and informative? We all would benefit from a bit more clarity regarding the varietals, ABV and the terms on the front label, which could only enhance consumer’s comfort and facilitate sales.

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Continued from Page B-5 previous album, “Understanding What We’ve Grown to Be,” peaked at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart. Moore said he wasn’t surprised the album did so well. “I don’t mean that to sound cocky or full of myself,” Moore said. “When the CD is done and John Feldmann [who produced the album] is telling me how great of a record it is and I’m listening to it over and over while it’s going through the mixing phase — I guess I just really believed in the CD. So when we had a really good first week, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s what I expected,’ but it wasn’t like this massive shock to me. I was really happy that our fans really enjoyed it the way that I do.” We Came As Romans formed when five high school guys from Troy, Mich., decided they wanted to play music together. The lineup has changed over the past few years, but Moore said being able to go out and do their own thing has really helped the band stay together. “Everyone has their different techniques or habits on the road,” Moore said. “Like today we have an off day, and I’m the only one sitting on the bus. Kyle [Pavone] is out visiting some extended family, Eric [Choi] stayed with some friends last night, Andy [Glass] is in our hotel room … I think he’s doing some T-shirt designs, and I just saw Dave [Stephens] walk back from somewhere. I mean, everyone just kind of keeps themselves occupied on days off. It’s just a really good day to refresh and recharge yourself. After touring

Metal band We Came As Romans is set to play the Fillmore Silver Spring on Tuesday. for six years now, we’ve all found the things that help us replenish that energy lost throughout the week of playing shows.” Moore didn’t grow up with heavy metal music. In fact, it wasn’t until he joined the band that he started listening to the kind of music We Came As Romans plays. “When I first joined the band eight years ago, I did not listen to any heavy music at all,” Moore said. “If there was music with screaming in it, I would fast forward the screaming part. It was OK that my band was doing it — it was cool because it was my band — but I didn’t like it when any other band did it. I don’t

know why. The first few months of being in my band, back when I was 16, it was weird because I got exposed to all these heavy bands at once. “The typical band that every musician and everyone in a band that plays heavy music likes and loves was influenced by Montrose.” Montrose was a heavy metal band based in California in the late 1970s with former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar as the lead singer. “I honestly think it’s just that they did it better than every single band I listened to and every single band that guys in other bands have listened to. They

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were a huge, huge influence to my band.” Moore said he hopes audiences and fans really pick up on the message behind the band’s songs. “It’s different from what a lot of bands are doing,” Moore said. “When we first started with it, it was different than what pretty much any other band was doing. The heavy music scene wasn’t near as developed as it is now, but when we started, there weren’t a lot of bands at all trying to put out the message that we had. And that’s just been our thing ever since.” wfranklin@gazette.net

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Continued from Page B-5 in retail stores. The event is sponsored by the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society of America. “My father is a connoisseur of whiskey — I’ll be reporting back to him,” Fowlis laughed. Fowlis grew up in the Outer Hebrides, a string of islands that buffer the Scottish mainland from the North Atlantic. The islands have been producing Harris tweed for hundreds of years. “It’s become incredibly fashionable,” said Fowlis about the fortunes of the old and durable material. “You can see it on the cover of ‘Vogue.’” The islands are the last place in the world where people speak Scottish Gaelic as their first language, said Fowlis, who grew up hearing it around the house along with English. But it wasn’t until she began studying classical music at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow that she began singing and researching traditional Scottish music. Clans, she said, used to engage poets to write elegies for chiefs who had died and songs of praise for their successors. “They had a really strong oral tradition, and many of the songs were never written down,” said Fowlis, who also sings work songs about fishing, churning butter and milking cows. Traveling with her and her band to BlackRock is her husband, Eamonn Doorley, who speaks Irish Gaelic and performs with the traditional Irish band Danú. A Celtic language, Gaelic diverged over time in Scotland and Ireland but today the two still share many of the same words. Fowlis said she and her husband speak both versions at home with their children. “We all understand each other,” Fowlis said. The BlackRock concerts will feature traditional songs, some of them hundreds of years old, accompanied by guitars, fiddles, bagpipes and the bouzouki, a lute-like instrument from Greece that became popular in Ireland in the 1970s. “It works well with our scales and moods, it fits into our melodic structure,” she said.

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Scottish singer Julie Fowlis will perform traditional Gaelic songs accompanied by instruments on Friday and Saturday at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. Fowlis sang two songs in English for the Disney/Pixar animated movie “Brave.”

JULIE FOWLIS: MUSIC OF THE SCOTTISH ISLES n Performances: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday n Scotch tasting: 6 p.m. Friday n Gaelic workshop: 5 p.m. Saturday n Where: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown n Tickets: $32 for performance only; $65 for performance and tasting. Workshop is free. n For information: 240-912-1058; blackrockcenter.org; juliefowlis.com

Fowlis will talk about some songs from the stage, but also let the sounds and rhythms of other songs speak for them-

selves. “Some people don’t want to know [what the words mean],” she said. “They just want to let the music to wash over them.” In the same way that Harris tweed is enjoying a renewed popularity, so is Scottish Gaelic, in part due to the Fowlis’ broadcasts on the BBC and her touring in the United Kingdom and overseas. In 2008, she was named Scotland’s first Gaelic Ambassador by the Scottish Parliament, an honor she treasures. “There’s been a resurgence in the last few years,” she said. “It’s finding its place in the modern world.” Fowlis’ singing helps preserve her culture and she’s glad it also entertains audiences. “We love what we do,” she said. “I hope everyone enjoys [the concerts] and has a laugh, and experiences something of Scotland on their night out.” vterhune@gazette.net


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GP2373

Low Taxes! Gated Community,amazing amenities, equestrian facility, Olympic Pool. New Homes mid $40’s. Brochures available 1-866-629-0770 or www.coolbranch.com

OPEN HOUSE DARNESTOWN

DAMASCUS: 4 Bd

3 FB new renovations great backyard, gorgeous landscaping. hot tub 301-252-9949

WATERFRONT LOTS - Virginia’s 1600+ sq foot patio

LEISURE WORLD:

home near Norbeck Road. 2BR + Den with large 2 car garage and attic New carpet and paint. Buyer brokers welcome Sale by Owner - 301-977-0635

LESUIRE WORLD:

Lrg. 2BR, 2Ba, + den, enclosed balcony, golf course view O N L Y Call Eve $225k. Marinik with Long & Foster 301-221-8867

***OLD ROLEX & PATEK PHILIPPE WATCHES WANTED!** Dayto-

na, Sub Mariner, etc. TOP CASH PAID! 1800-401-0440

Eastern Shore Was $325k Now From $55,000 - Community Pool/Center, Large Lots, Bay & Ocean Access, Great Fishing & Kayaking, Spec Home www.oldemillpointe.co m 757-824-0808.

BROOKSVILLE

1811 Brighton Dam RD 20833 Oct.26 & 27th 9-5pm. Join us at an extraordinary property in "Prospect Hill Farm" 18th century home on 30 acres collections of a lifetime! Don’t miss out on the fun #’s 8:45am! www.metropolitanestat esales.com/

GRAND OPENING LAND SALE!

Rice (301) 670-2667 for pricing and ad deadlines.

DAMASCUS: 3BR

$1500/ 2BR $1250 +util NS/NP, W/D New Carpet, Paint, Deck & Patio, 301-250-8385

GERM: great loc, quiet neighborhood, newly renov TH. 3BR 2.5 BA, all new appliances, flooring, & deck w/great bck yrd $1650 Call: 301-775-5074

R O C K V I L L E : 3BR, 1BA with New kitch + bath A/C $1,775 per month Call: 301 335-2289

GAITH: Lrg Apart, 2br, 2ba, Nr bus/ shops. $1365/mo free utils and parking. No Pets. 240-846-0592

G560339

Contact Ashby

FREDERICK: 2BD GAITH: 1BR + den

in TH. $375 and $575 incl all util and internet. $200 & $400 deposit. Free car avail for tenant. Near public trans. Close to FSK Mall. 240-506-2259

(possibly 2 BR); prvt patio, W/D, Walk to 10/26/13 only. 10+/Shops, Nr Metro/Bus, Acres only $44,900. HOC. 240-383-1000 Mix of hardwoods & meadows, 50 mile D E R W O O D / mountain views, 2 OLNEY: Mechanics GAITH: 2bd,2ba LAKESIDE APTS hours DC Beltway. dream home 2br/1ba GERM: SFH 3Br 2Ba SIL SPRING: 3 LVL renovated,patio, near GAITHERS: 1BR in Near riverfront park. brk www.gazette.net newly paint, & hard- TH; 3BR, 2BA, Deck, GAITHERSBURG costco,bus,mall,I270 SFH unfurn. $650 utils wood flrs, nr shopping W/D, walkout bsmt, Nr Half Month Free 18 hole golf course, 202-262-6652 $1300/mo + utils incl. Male NS/NP, 1 ctr & bus $1,790/mo Briggs Chaney/RT 29 Large 1 or 2 BR Apts National Forest. Good CALL(301)678-9182 mile frm I-270. Avail 202-299-4901 Short/long term leases road frontage, utilities. GAITH/AMBERFLD $1450. 240-780-1770 GAITHER: 3Br, + Immed 240-372-1168 Utilities Included Lux 3lvl EU/TH, Gar MONT VIL: Nice 3lvl SS: 4BR,2.5BA,SFH PAY NO CLOSING den, 2 Ba, renovated, COSTS - up to $1,000 2MBR, 2.5BA, LR DR, TH 4br 3.5ba walk out Fin Bsmnt, two car Great Prices Sec 8 welcome, G A I T H E R S B U R G FR, FP,EIK, Deck with purchase during 301-830-0046 bsmt new carpet new garage, deck, Jacuzzi, $1800/mo inc util 1Br in an Apartment sale. Excellent financ- $1800. 301-792-9538 paint $1650 + utils call FP $3200 near metro Call: 410-800-5005 $600/ mo util included ing. Call now 800& shops 301-330-1177 GAITHER: 4Br, 301-760-8525 888-1262 GERM: 2BR, 2BA, Ns/Np, Nr Metro, Bus 3.5Ba, TH, HOC H/W N.POTOMAC: 2br N . P O T O M A C balc, w/d, Nr 270, Shops. 240-603-3960 floors, nr I270, MC, & 1.5ba 2lvl end unit TH ROCKVILLE: 1 BR shops/Buses, newly Metro/Bus, $1800 + huge back yrd, Lg liv Apt. $1250 incl util, renov, $1350 + SD GAITHERSBURG: util 202-215-8888 rm, dinrm, eat-in-kit, CATV, Free Parking HOC 301-633-6857 1 furn room $400 & 1 wood fpl, new carpet Avail now. NS/NP rm $500 util incl. nr K E N S I N G T O N : GAITHERSBURG: paint/Appl.Wootton HS HYATTSVILLE HYATTS/COLL. PK: Metro. Male. 240-305BEAUTIFUL HOME IN CALL: 301-424-9205 Store for Lease TH, convenient & nice, $1,550 301-221-0697 High Rise 2BR condo 2776 or 240-602-3943 NICE CUL DE SAC Commercial space, 3Br, 2 BA (Full & 2 w/ lrg bal $1400 all NEIGHBERHOOD 4 4BR, N. POTOMAC: 2000 square feet haft Bath) 301-919util. incl. 240-447GAITHERSBURG: in Kensington Mary- 2287 or 301-919-7097 3BA, Wootton district, BD, 3 BA, NEW CAR- SILVER SPRING : 5072/ 301-528-1011 Fully furnished 1BD, Quite cul-de sac, PET & FLOOR, FIN- Dwntwn Flower Ave. land, Ideal business BSMT, Unfurn 2br 1ba Apt. ROCKVILLE: spa- 1BA in Apt. $550 incl location, Please call: GAITH Extra Large $2190+utils 301-222- ISHED FENCED BACKYARD, HOC Welcome $1250 cious 1 br condo near util. Near Marc Train. 301-620-2468 OR Like New Thruout! 7236 / 301-320-6088 202-246-1977 N E A R metro Monroe St, 301-204-6081 240-463-9415, $2200 3BR, 3.5BA 3 Fin. OLNEY: TH, 2Br, S H O P S , S C H O O L , $1000 +fee 579, uncl Kensington. Levels $1800/mo. 1.5BA, Excellent con- UMCP AND BELTparking, util, wash/dry, GAITHERSBURG: Russ 301-370-6005. dition EU w/fpl, Pool, WAY $2200/MON pool sauna, security, Lg Bsmt w/BA, $650 some furn 301-315- utils incld, 1 room Ok Tennis NS/NP. Avail UTIL NOT INCLD 1 G A I T H : HOC 8075 2404184333 Renov 5br 2fb 2hb, Oct 15 $1550/mnth MONTH SEC DEP 2 $495 . Call 240-848YEAR LEASE JOHN new paint & carpet, 301-570-4467 4483 or 301-977-6069 Unfurn Bsmt BOWIE: (301)384-0067 Nr Public Transp FRED: 4 bd 3.5 ba POTOMAC: lrg 3 br, Apt in SFH $850/mo $2150 301-254-4878 fenced on 1/3 acres. 2.5 ba, SFH, finished GAITHERSBURG: utils incl Free Cable. Tour.PicturePerfectllc. HILL: 1 looking for fem tenants basement, living rm, Available NOW!!!! ASPEN SFH 4Br 3.5 GAITH: com/73570 $2195 + tenant, 1Br w/BA, for 2 BD w/shared BA. dining rm, den w/fp, Call: 301-509-3050 Ba w/new Kitch/appl deck, carport, comutil 301-797-8201 shared kit & living rm, Close to 270/355. finsh w/o bsmt. Nr pletely NS/NP, $600/mnth $500 & $550 utils incl. remodeled, metro/school $2400 + clse to 270, $2800/ Conv. 301-962-5778 & inter access. utils 301-956-0897 I Buy Houses mnth, One wk free. Parking 240-418-8785 : 1 Lrg BELTSVILLE 240-372-8050 CASH! rm w/2 closets in 4BR GERM: Credit Check BETH: beautiful 1400 & 2BA SFH. $550 + GAITHERSBURG B E T H E S D A : 3BD, & SD req’d, Updated P O O L E S V I L L E : Quick Sale sqft,3br,2fba/den/offic utils, dep req. NS.M Lrg rm in TH, nr Ride 2.5BA+ den SFH. TH 3Br, 1.5Ba $1400 Cottage on horsefarm, $2100+elec 301-452- pref. Nr Public Trans. On, $650 Sec Dep. Fair Price Deck, car port, carpe- + utils no smoking/no Liv Rm, 1 BR, Kit, BA 3636 bethesdagirl@ ted rec rm. $2000/mo pets Nr Metro/Shops. $1000/mo includes 703-940-5530 juno.com nr Mont Mall W/D. Rmmates ages Deck/fp. Avail 11/1 CALL: 301-440-4189 Call: 301-530-1009 utils 301-407-2226 Call: 410-414-2559 22-28. 301-448-9064

GAITHERSBURG:

Male, 1Br $299, master BR w BA $399. Nr Metro/Shop . NS. Avail Now. 301-219-1066

GAITH: finished bsmt with 1 room half ba near mall avail now $550 + utils dep pets ok call (301)340-0409 GAITH: Male. 1 BR

in TH. $500. NP, NS, near Bus, shops. Call 240-418-9237 or 240912-5284

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

in SFH $550 Plus Utils 1st and Last Month in Advance Deposit Req. Call 240-606-7259 GERM: 1BR in basement with private bath N/S, N/P. $600 incl utils. Nr Shops & Schls. 240-778-7764

GE RMA NT OWN :

1BR, BA, Shrd Kit., close to bus & stores, $450/month incl utils. 301-366-8689

GERMANTOWN

2 BR in TH, $485 & $525 both incl utils. N/S, N/P. Avail immed CALL: 240-361-3391

GE RMA NT OWN :

Furnished 1 Br & Ba in 2Br 2Ba apt, modern kit & Ba, W/D, nr MC, $595 util inc Call: 240-654-3797


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Classifieds Call 301-670-7100 or email class@gazette.net

GERM: Male only 2

BRs $400 each + utils in TH NS/ND. Near bus & shops. Sec Dep Req. 240-476-6224

GE RMA NT OWN :

GERM:

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

GERM: Furn Br in End

unit TH close to twn cntr DOE/MC $500 inc util NS Tina 240-9127900/ 240-481-1900

FLEA MARKET

October 26 & 27,

8am-4pm Montgomery County Fairgrounds 16 Chestnut St. Gaithersburg, MD 301-649-1915 * johnsonshows.com

***OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Gibson,

GERM: Wlk out pvt

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

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 mail.com

HUNT AUCTION

PASADENA, MD: WATERFRONT HOMESITE

CLARKSBURG:

OCT 26TH 9-2PM 2411 Jennifer Ct furn in/out, Longaberger baskets, partylite candles & much more!!!

CHEVY

CHASE:

Multi-family Yard Sale. Sat., 10/26, 8-2pm. HH items, glassware, china, clothing, linens, tvs. 2201 Ross Road (off East West Hwy, Grubb and Spencer)

For Rent $500/mo + Sec Dep Req, share utils pets ok call 301639-6777

D E R W O O D : 7209 Needswood RD Oct 26th 8-5pm furn, clothes, kitch items, living & dining rm set, tools 301-219-7203

D E R W O O D :

Garage sale Sat 10/26 9am. Lots of Goodies Collectables, Jewelry, Glasswares, China, Kit Items, Toys, Clothing and more. Rain/shine. No early birds please . (Off Avery Rd).

DICKERSON:

problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections - FIX IT NOW! Professional, U.S.-based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help 1-866-998-0037

N. POTOMAC: Lrg

furn basement room, BA, Comcast, gym. Storage, kit and laundry privileges. $875 incl util. 301-529-8632

ROCKVILLE: Male 1br in SFH $485 util incl, NS/NP, convenient location. Avail Now. 301-704-6300

OLNEY/ROCK:

Great Deal! SFH, ground flr, 1 lrg room & eat in kit, furnished. Prvt BA/Ent W/D. NS/NP. $900 utils & cable incld. Off street parking. Call 301-7749656 ask for Slava

SILVER

SPRING:

large Room for rent $525 in bsmt shared kit, Ba, W/D, & Utils avail now call 301404-2681

KILL BED BUGS & FIREWOOD FOR SALE Mix Hardwood THEIR EGGS! Buy $ a Harris Bed Bug Kit. Complete Room Treatment Solution. Ordorless, Non Staining. Available online at: homedepot.com (NOT IN STORES)

REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! * Get

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FURNITURE: A FURNITURE & HOME DECOR WAREHOUSE BLOWOUT SALE! INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM HAVING FIRST EVER SAVE ON CABLE WAREHOUSE SALE!. TV-INTERNETAll furnishings DIGITAL PHONEare brand new and SATELLITE. selling at cost. Come You’ve Got A Choice! eary for the best se- Options from ALL malection. Great time to jor service providers. do holiday shop- Call us to learn more! ping. Items will in- CALL Today. 877clude: furniture, table 884-1191 top accessories, window treatments, artwork, accent pillows, bedding and many other home decor items. We are also selling designer clothing, jewelry, shoes and hand bags from our online fasion company! Sale will run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from October 24th until Novemeber 23rd. Hours of operation are 10am-4pm. Environments By Design LLC 4507 Metropolitan Court, Suite N, Frederick, Maryland 21704 Call: 301-874-4308. Take 270 north toward Frederick, exit 31B then merge onto Maryland MD-85 S/ Buckeystown Pike toward Buckeystown. Turn left onto English Muffin Way which will run into Metropolitan Court. Suite N is on the back side of the building 4507.

to advertise call 301.670.7100 or email class@gazette.net

On Oct 26th 8-3 & Oct 27th 10-3, check out the great finds at the Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences annual community indoor yard sale. Sale includes: a huge 100 % GUARANselection of items in TEED OMAHA categories such as - STEAKS - SAVE books, children and 69% on The Grilling adult sized clothing Collection. NOW ONand shoes, house LY $49.99 Plus 2 wares, toys, furniture, FREE GIFTS & rightbaby equipment, to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler. sporting goods, ORDER Today 1- 888electronics, music, luxury items and much 697-3965 use code more! 21830 Peach 45102ETA or www.OmahaSteaks.co Tree Road 20842 m/offergc05

180 a Cord

Delivered & Stacked

S.S: Lrg BR in SFH,

shr Ba, kit, w/d, cable Avl 11/01 $480/mo + utils. nr Bus, female NS/NP 301-254-0160

S.SPRING: Down-

town, furn/unfur shrd apt, priv Ba, nr metro $875 utils incl + SD Call: 240-604-5815

BEAUTIFUL Sofa &

Chair-$650; Fridge $200, Lrg Freezer $250; TV 65"-$580 OBO 301-916-2010

NEW DINING TABLE walnut-$50; Chi-

na Cabinet $100. OBO Call 301-585-5234 lv name & phone #

Call “Joe the Pro” 301-538-5470

QUEEN SIZE BED:

FIREWOOD FOR SALE

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

PREMIUM ALL SEASONED HARDWOODS Mostly Oak $175 a Cord Split & Delivered 240-315-1871

Solid Cherry oak headboard. Very good condition. $250. 301-433-3121

EARN $500 ADAY: Insurance

GP2372

19521 Woodfield Rd (Rte 124) Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Lg Amt Trains - Neon Signs - Estates ’98 Jimmy 301-948-3937 #5205 Look on Auctionzip.com

CLARKSBURG:

MT. AIRY: Rooms

WANTED TO PUR- MY COMPUTER CHASE Antiques & WORKS Computer

Sunday, Oct 27th,10:00 AM At Hunts Place

OCT. 24TH, 25TH, 26TH ALL NEW FURN, DINING & LIVING RM SET, KING BR SET, 703-8709010

Ba, shrd kit, very quiet neighborhood $600 per mo. incl util Pls Call: 240-423-0633

Room for MONT VILL: Rm for rent in SFH, Private rent in condo, prvt ba, Ent & BA; NS/NP. shrd kit, nr shops/bus. $650/mo utils incld. $600 all utils incl 301-370-0295 NP/NS. 301-602-0040

Martin, Fender, Grestch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie AUCTION State, D’Angelico, GORDONSVILLE, Stromberg, and GibVA 288+AC Gently son Mandolins/Banjos. Rolling Pasture with 1920’s thru 1980’s. Historical Estate & TOP CASH PAID! 1Cottage 6729 James 800-401-0440. Madison Hwy, Gordonsville, VA 22942 On-Site: Fri., Nov. 8 @3 PM www.motleys.com 877-668-5397 VA1

1,093+SF on 0.74+ AC, Former Marina Temple Hills, MD: 634+SF Office Condo Newburg, MD: 22 Residential Lots OnSite & Online Sale: Tuesday, 10/22 www.motleys.com 877-668-5397 EHO

MONT VILL: 1 Br, 1

GP2297

GE RMA NT OWN :

Room for Rent. $425 utils incl. Male. Avail Now! Call 240-3618655

SS: SFH, 1br in Bsmt w/prvt entr., shr Ba & Kitch. $600 incl util. Security Deposit Req’d Call 240-643-4674 SS: Spacious/Bright Bsmt w/prvt Ent in SFH. BA, Kit, W/D. $1200 + utils. Nr Metro /Shops 301-593-8898 TWINBROOK:

RMs $650 ea inc Wifi and Bsmt w/priv Ba $800 NS/NP nr Bus & Metro 301-221-7348

NOW HIRING!!! $28/HOUR. Under-

cover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail and Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity PT/FT. Experience not required. If You can Shop - You Are Qualified!! www.AmericanShoppe rJobs.com

WHEATON 1 Large

BR, Female, 5min to Metro On Veirs Mill Rd $650 uti incl. NS/NP Call: 240-447-6476

WHEATON:

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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Up to $10,000 SIGNING BONUS!!! A large MD Chrysler dealer in Prince George County has immediate opening for experienced Chrysler technicians. We are offering up to a $10,000- signing bonus for qualified applicants. We have record sales and more work than we can handle. Must have ASE CERTIFICATIONS and CLEAN DRIVING RECORD. PLEASE CALL 1-866-772-7306.

Extension Program Assistant

Admin

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Rockville Insurance Company. We will train for position. Must have computer and receptionist skills. Career opportunity with salary and benefits. Please send your resume to:

glenn@oxley-goldburn.com

4-H Youth Development Program with University of Maryland Extension, Montgomery County. HS diploma required, 1 year post high school training preferred, three years experience working with youth and adults. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position focused on supporting 4-H educators who provide educational activities related to 4-H Youth Development. This position also involves coordination of enrollment and may require evening and weekend hours. Background check required. Apply at https://jobs.umd.edu/. Call 301-590-2804 for more information. Closing date 11/01/2013 or until filled. AA/EOE

BRICKLAYERS

Real Estate

$22.00/hr. Min. 5 yrs commercial exp. Job in Ashburn, VA. Bilingual a plus. Drug-free workplace EOE, E-Verify

ELECTRICIAN

Telecom power, journeyman License/4 years+ experience Travel required, Fax resume (301)949-9090

Local moving company in Gaithersburg. Must have experience in moving and driving truck. Dependable, reliable & honest. Pay based on experience. Call 301-305-4545.

Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school, seeks a Manager for its Tenleytown campus coffee shop/retail store.The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years experience in the management of a coffee shop, restaurant or café. For details and to apply go to www.gazette.net.

Pharmacy/ Phlebotomy Tech Trainees Needed Now

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

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MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR

Retirement community in Aspen Hill, MD is seeking maint. dir. with strong leadership. Must have HVAC, boiler, & EMS knowledge. Send resume & salary reqs. to

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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 cc2439@yahoo.com

Seasonal

Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army is now hiring Bell Ringers in Montgomery County for this Christmas Season. $8.25 per hour. Apply in person on M-F from 10am - 12pm and 1pm 3pm at 20021 Aircraft Drive, Germantown, MD 20874

Veterinary

KENNEL TECHNICIAN Enjoy caring for animals? Join our team and look forward to your work each day. Exp preferred. Call Barbara at 301-983-8400

EOE

Silver Spring

Work with the BEST! Must R.S.V.P.

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New branch in Hyattsville, MD for L&W Supply Co. Must have a valid CDL license, the ability to lift 50+ lbs., and operate a multi-story boom crane. We offer a competitive salary, incentive program & complete benefit package. No overnight travel. OT available. Please call: 312-436-6258 or apply via www.usg.com (About USGCareers-USG Current Opportunitiesthen search Hyattsville)

Manager

Be trained individually by one of the area’s top offices & one of the area’s best salesman with over 34 years. New & experienced salespeople welcomed.

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Jobs

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Hiring individuals with some gas work experience to do installations of gas fireplaces, generators, gas grills, fire pits, and servicing gas fireplaces. Knowledge and exp using tools of the trade and running gas lines a plus! Must work well with customers and be professional. Drug testing/background checks required. Excellent pay, health insurance, and a great work environment! Call Sharon at 240-4466166 or e-mail steveswerdlin@gmail.com.

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Careers 301-670-2500

Central Station Monitor Datawatch Systems, Inc., a Bethesda based national access control company, has immediate openings for FT monitors for the evening shift and PT monitors for the weekend (day and evening shifts). Need detail-oriented individuals with strong customer service, call center, or data-entry experience. Candidates must have excellent verbal communication skills. Metro accessible. Exc pay and benefits. Email jobs@datawatchsystems.com DCJS#11-2294. EOE/M/F/D/V

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Automotive

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23,999

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2011 Jetta Sedan........................#P7636, Black, 31,282 mi................$13,790 2012 Passat....................................#VPR6111, Gray, 38,878 mi.............$14,995 2013 Passat....................................#P7654, Black, 24,991 mi................$15,991 2012 Jetta Sedan........................#VPR6112, Silver, 34,537 mi............$16,495 2013 Jetta Sedan........................#V13927A, White, 5,137 mi.............$16,893 2010 CC.............................................#V557658A, Black, 26,599 mi.........$16,995 2010 Routan...................................#P7638, Silver, 21,506 mi................$18,983 2010 Tiguan....................................#VP6060, White, 31,538 mi.............$18,995

2013 Passat S...............................#P7630, Silver, 4,428 mi..................$19,500 2011 CC.............................................#FR7183, White, 32,893 mi.............$19,991 2013 Jetta Sedan........................#MR0013, Blue, 4,964 mi................$20,392 2011 Routan...................................#VP6055, Blue, 37,524 mi...............$20,495 2012 Jetta Sportwagen TDI. .#100859A, Black, 60,262 mi...........$21,999 2012 Golf TDI..................................#691809A, Black, 17,478 mi...........$22,995 2013 Passat....................................#VPR6026, Gray, 4,502 mi...............$23,995 2012 CC.............................................#V13212A, Silver, 23,692 mi............$27,691

All prices exclude tax, tags, title, freight and $200 processing fee. Cannot be combined with any previous advertised or internet special. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. See dealer for details. 0% APR Up To 60 Months on all models. See dealer for details. Ourisman VW World Auto Certified Pre Owned financing for 60 months based on credit approval thru VW. Excludes Title, Tax, Options & Dealer Fees. Special APR financing cannot be combined with sale prices. Ends 10/31/13.

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SAVINGS TO SCREAM ABOUT 10 Scion XD $$

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21,985

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2010 Nissan Murano SL PKG

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2009 Nissan 370Z Touring Coupe

2008 Chevy Equinox LT

23,977

$

#P8713, 1-Owner, Leather, Manual Trans

AWD,PW,PL,CD,XM,RemoteStart.......$13,925

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

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