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Ofﬁcials hope to limit fowl play Laurel installing larger duck crossing signs, herding geese
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Max Ruiz checks water damage in a basement bedroom in his house at 8904 59th Ave. in Berwyn Heights on June 11. Heavy rains the night before caused ﬂooding and extensive property damage to homes in the area.
Orwin Shortt wants drivers traveling along Oxford Drive in Laurel to show a bit more consideration for pedestrians, especially the ones with feathers. The small white sign on Oxford Drive in Laurel reads, “Caution duck crossing,” but Shortt said impatient drivers still don’t give the right of way to the birds that waddle slowly across the road with their ducklings. To slow down the motorists who now speed by, he asked Laurel ofﬁcials for a bigger, brighter sign — and they agreed. “We live in an area where there’s a lake, and ducks and geese, they’re part of the community,” Shortt, 32, said. “I know one day somebody’s going to run them over just because they have to get to work.” Orwin said another concern is Laurel Lakes neighborhood residents who put their own lives in danger trying to hurry the birds along. “They’ll step into the road and put their hands up,” Shortt said, “because [the ducks] usually take their time.” Soon, bright yellow signs with the ﬁgure of a duck on them will
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Berwyn Heights residents recover from ﬂood BY ALICE POPOVICI STAFF WRITER
When Max Ruiz, 46, looked outside his home the morning of June 10 during a heavy rainstorm, he said he saw a river of muddy water rushing down the street like lava. “I thought we were going to be drowned in the water,” said Ruiz, who was at home on 59th Avenue in Berwyn Heights with his 19-year-old son when the ﬂood hit that morning.
He said the water coming down the street and gushing from two manholes in his backyard ﬁlled his basement to almost ﬁve feet within minutes, nearly trapping him inside. He said he was trying to salvage electronic equipment from a basement bedroom when he realized the water pressure had forced the door shut. “The ﬁre department pulled me from the window,” Ruiz said. The ﬂash ﬂood that hit suddenly during a torrential storm between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. affected 24 homes in Berwyn
Heights, forcing about 70 people to evacuate to a nearby school, said Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. Brady said ﬁre department ofﬁcials rescued about 24 drivers stranded on nearby roads, some of whom had climbed to the roofs of their vehicles to escape the rising water. Carol Terry, a spokeswoman for the county’s Department of Public Works and
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Geese gather near Oxford Drive at Granville Gude Park in Laurel. Residents report the geese cross the road regularly, tying up trafﬁc.
Rent stabilization in College Park expires Bladensburg wants Residents say issues with loud parties, noise remain
ALICE POPOVICI STAFF WRITER
Despite objections from residents who complained about loud college parties, littering and noise, College Park ofﬁcials voted 5-3 Tuesday to allow a rent stabilization ordinance to expire. The ordinance, according to the city website, was established in 2005 in an effort to prevent tenants from rent increases and protect the diversity of the community.
The vote will mean the ordinance will sunset on Sept. 1. “The idea was to limit the proﬁt motive for investors who want to purchase owner-occupied properties in the city and turn them into rentals,” said Councilman Patrick Wojahn (Dist. 1), who voted to keep the ordinance. “Now the only thing we can do is redouble our efforts to address these problems in other ways.” Councilman Robert Day (Dist. 3) said that the ordinance is no longer needed because it has achieved its goal. Since 2005, Day said housing on the University of Maryland, College Park, campus has increased by more than 1,500 beds and an
additional 4,300 beds have been added to the city, with about 3,000 more on the way. He said landlords have been meeting with community members to discuss quality of life issues and work on solutions. “I think this law has met its end,” said Day, who voted to let the ordinance expire. Resident Adele Ellis, addressing the council before the vote, said neighborhood problems persist and the number of rental properties continues to rise, which keeps driving families out of College Park. She urged the council to look at recent data and trends before making a decision.
Greenbelt store accepting cards, but many choose to pay with cash BY JAMIE
ANFENSON-COMEAU STAFF WRITER
The Greenbelt CO-OP Supermarket and Pharmacy is once again able to accept credit and debit cards through a new system, but the business is still recovering from a data theft that resulted in fraudulent
charges on over 100 customers’ accounts. Store manager Bob Davis said the store deﬁnitely saw a drop in business when the store stopped accepting credit and debit cards, but could not speculate as to how much money was lost as a result. Davis said now that the store can accept credit and debit cards again, business has improved slightly, “But we’re still running somewhat behind.” The new credit/debit card system is not connected in any way to the old system,
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Ofﬁcials say making switch from once a week to twice could be problematic
Davis said. As soon as the investigation pointed to the store as a common factor in a recent string of fraud, they stopped accepting debit or credit cards, calling in a security assessment company to investigate the supposed data breach, Davis wrote in a letter to customers. That investigation is still ongoing, according to Greenbelt Police spokesman
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Darrian Allen, 37, said he is ready to see Bladensburg get cleaner much more frequently as trash buildup around his neighborhood, which he attributes to the once-a-week garbage pickup, is attracting the wrong kind of community attention. “People have been telling me that a lot of animals come by and I have ﬁve kids,” said Allen, a two-month resident. “I don’t feel safe with them running around the backyard because of that.” And now with the arrival of summer and hot temperatures, the garbage will begin to rot, Allen said. “It stinks up the place the warmer it gets. You can really smell it,” he said. “It’s nasty and unsanitary.” About a year ago, the town switched from a twice-a-week pickup to once a week, which was done to create a one-time pickup that would be more effective for the community, said Town Administrator John Moss. Now the trash is picked up on Wednesdays as opposed to Mondays and Thursdays, Moss said. Returning to twice-a-week collection would cost the town an additional $50,000 to $60,000. The town saved over $40,000 by having a once-a-week pickup, Moss said. Allen said he’s not satisﬁed with the modiﬁcation. “With ﬁve kids, we create a lot of trash. One trash pickup a week is
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JUNE 20 Uniform City Sale, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel. This sale will be in the J.R. Jones Room at the Laurel Regional Hospital. There will be a large assortment of scrubs, lab coats, shoes and other items. Contact 301-572-5636. The Seventh Workforce Development/Life Skills Graduation Services, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 6180 Old Central Ave., Capitol Heights. Contact 301-333-4440. Yoga Mala — Karmathon, 7 p.m., Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier. In a lead movement experience with yoga/dance instructors Brooke Kidd and Hermione Rhones, ﬂow through a sacred sequence of the asanas forming Surya Namaskara (sun salutation). Following the practice is a potluck dinner shared with friends. Contact 301-699-1819. G.E.A.R: Dance Revolution Competition for Ladies, 7 to 8:30 p.m., College
Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park. School’s out, so get ready to dance. Ladies, bring your best dance steps to this competition. Whether it’s hip hop or modern, show us what you’ve got. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact 301-441-2647; TTY: 301-445-4512.
JUNE 21 The 2nd Annual Men’s Entrepreneur Breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m., the Metro Points
Hotel in New Carrollton. Our Theme is “Minority Contractors: Forming Alliances Now.” Our keynote speaker is Mr. Henry Gilford, CEO of the Gilford Corporation, one of the largest minority owned General Contracting businesses in the Metropolitan area. Contact 301-772-1552. Paddle Sport Tour, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg. Join a naturalist for a paddling excursion. You’ll kayak or canoe to Kenilworth Gardens with a
group. Please note: Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is residents $10; non-residents $12. Contact 301-779-0371; TTY 301-699-2544. Metro Washington, D.C. Kidney Action Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. Take action for your health and get free kidney health screenings from the American Kidney Fund. Enjoy healthy food samples, live ﬁtness and cooking demos, children’s activities, entertainment, family fun. Contact 301-984-6644 or email@example.com. The Capital Area Food Bank’s Mobile Marketplace, 10 a.m. to noon at Rear parking lot of SHABACH., 3600 Brightseat Road, Landover. Five fresh, seasonal produce items will be available at each marketplace as well as recipes for delicious, healthy and affordable meals. Community service providers will be on site to provide helpful information about services available to you. Contact 202-769-5612. Opening of the New Amenities at Walker Mill Regional Park, 10 a.m., Walker Mill Regional Park, 8001 Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights. RSVP by June 20th. Contact 301-446-3300. Rocket Making Workshop, 1 p.m., College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park. Learn all about rockets by making one of your own. And, at the end of class you’ll launch your very own water bottle rockets outside. Call in advance to register. Cost is $7 per participant. Contact 301-864-6029; TTY 301-699-2255. Heavenly Homeward Bound, 8 p.m., Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier. This outstanding production, “an inspirational mirror of truth,” now returns refreshingly revitalized and re-imagined as a gospel musical theater presentation. Contact 301-699-1819. Global Beat: Faraﬁna Kan, 8 p.m., Publick Playhouse, 5455 Landover Road, Cheverly. Join us for traditional African
Friday Concerts in the Park 2014 — Ambassadors Jazztet,
7 to 9 p.m., Granville Gude Park and Lakehouse, 8300 Mulberry St., Laurel. The ensemble is comprised of musicians from the Jazz Ambassadors, the Army’s premier touring jazz orchestra. Contact 301725-7800 or missy586923@verizon. net.
MORE INTERACTIVE CALENDAR ITEMS AT WWW.GAZETTE.NET percussion and dance with Faraﬁna Kan. Cost is $20 per person. Contact 301-2771710; TTY 301-277-0312.
JUNE 22 Arts on the Waterfront, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg. Join us with a great day of arts on the waterfront. There will be plenty of music and entertainment from jazz to rock — even a puppet show. Refreshments will be available for sale. Contact 301-779-0371; TTY 301-699-2544.
JUNE 23 Tiny Tots: Nature and Music, 10:30 to
11:15 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge National Wildlife Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. Come learn about the wildlife at the refuge through songs and rhyming. Ages 18-42 months. Parental participation is required. Registration is required. Contact 301-497-5887.
Baltimore-based gypsy jazz trio UltraFaux brings unique sound to New Deal Cafe. SPORTS Top junior golfers face off Tuesday at the University of Maryland.
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University Park council blocks school fence request Parents, council members say chain-link barrier sends wrong message to students
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Parents say a requested six-foot fence around University Park Elementary School reminded them more of a prison as opposed to a measure to further protect their children. University Park ofﬁcials agreed and denied the request at Monday’s council meeting, but there was one problem — most of the fence has already been built. Prince George’s County Public Schools representatives said they were unaware of the town’s four-foot height fence regulations when they began fencing in the schools outdoor buildings as part of a broader safety initiative being implemented across the county. Rex Barrett, acting director of security services for the school system, said construction on the fence began June 3 and was about three-quarters of the way complete on June 9, when University Park Mayor John Rogard Tabori issued a stop order on the project. “I think the issue is not whether you support it or didn’t support it,” Tabori said after the meeting. “I think people were fairly angry about the fact that [the school system] didn’t come before us.” Tabori said the county was required to consult the town before starting construction because of a town ordinance that prohibits fences taller than four feet. Tabori added that he expects the county will receive the permit for the fence once the council has determined that the structure complies with safety criteria and other regulations listed in the town code. During the meeting, school system representatives said the safety measures are being phased in at all of the county’s 205 schools this year in
response to shootings that are occurring with increasing regularity across the country. In addition to six-foot high fences around temporary school buildings at the county’s 62 elementary and K-8 schools, the $9.5 million safety initiative includes electronic access, a panic button and a visitor management system that screens school visitors’ background. “We’re having an incident at a school regularly, once a month, throughout the country,” Barrett said. “We want to set up an environment where [children] don’t have to worry about outside inﬂuences.” But parents said the fence would actually endanger the lives of children by potentially trapping them inside in the event of an emergency in addition to being an eyesore. “I think a fence sends bad messages, giving the impression that the school is like a prison and the kids are locked up,” Kristi Janzen of University Park, whose daughter attends the school, said after the meeting. Brian Jackson, whose daughter attends the school, said the fence and the temporary outdoor classrooms he described as “sheds” make the school look like “a correctional facility.” “I’m not proud of what the school looks like and what is going on here,” he said. Council woman Arlene Christiansen (Ward 3) said she was concerned about the message the fence sends to children. “Safety is not just protecting one from an outside person. It’s a feeling of comfort,” she said. “This message tells a child that there’s a problem and [they] have a reason to fear.” Barrett said the school system is about halfway done implementing the countywide safety initiative. He said the fence portion of the project, which costs $15,000 to $20,000 per school, on average, has so far been completed at ﬁve of the 62 schools and is under construction at 10 schools. The University Park council will revisit the fence issue during its next meeting July 7. email@example.com
Free lunch program for children begins at Prince George’s libraries Service available for youth 2 to 18 BY
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Starting Monday, Prince George’s County libraries is offering lunch to children who depend on the free lunch program provided through their schools. The program, which is open to children ages 2 to 18, is a partnership between the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. “It’s going to make sure that a child gets at least one meal a day,” said Michelle Hamiel, associate director for public services with the Prince
George’s County Memorial Library System. “It’s another way to meet the needs of the community.” Another beneﬁt of the program is that it brings children into a library setting and encourages them to read over the summer, Hamiel said. A total of 45,000 children in the county receive free lunch, Hamiel said. Lunch will be served from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the following library branches: Bladensburg Branch, Glenarden Branch, Hillcrest Heights, Hyattsville Branch, Oxon Hill Branch and Spauldings Branch. The Fairmount Heights Branch will also be a site when it reopens in July. The program runs through Aug. 22. For more information, visit www.pgcmls.info. firstname.lastname@example.org
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A parade moves along Brooke Road in Capitol Heights to start Capitol Heights Day on June 14. The parade, which began at the Capitol Heights Metro Station, was followed by a festival at Brooke Road Park.
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Youth will be rewarded for community service efforts BY
ALICE POPOVICI STAFF WRITER
Laurel youth may find themselves getting ticketed this summer, but they may not mind these citations as city police are giving away Slurpee coupons in exchange for good behavior. For the second summer in a row, ofﬁcers will be on the lookout for children being good citizens — wearing a helmet while riding their bicycles, obeying trafﬁc signals and listening to their parents, said Laurel Police Chief Richard McLaughlin. The “tickets” are part of Operation Chill, a nationwide program 7-Eleven has been running since 1975. “It’s a positive interaction between police and children,” McLaughlin said. “Kids love Slurpees.” Lt. John Hamilton said that last summer, officers in the city’s three-person community policing unit started handing out the coupons to groups of children at the city’s pools and shopping centers as a way to
familiarize them with the program. Soon, he said the free Slurpees became an incentive for children to do something good in their communities. “Once the word was out what the purpose of the certiﬁcate was, the kids were then following the rules,” said Hamilton, who worked as an ofﬁcer with the community policing unit last summer and is now in charge of it. “They were more inclined to just be good and do the right thing.” Children riding bicycles would approach officers to show them they were wearing their helmets, and those on who skateboarded would go to the skate park instead of practicing in parking lots. “They would report things like missing bicycles,” Hamilton said. “They would report missing dogs.” Tara Lucas, 10 of Laurel, who was playing a game during the after-school program at the Laurel Boys & Girls Club on June 13, said she had not heard of Operation Chill but she does like Slurpees. “I think it would be a nice idea for helping out people,” Tara said. “I would spend it, but if someone never had a chance
to have a Slurpee I would give it to them.” Hamilton said the Slurpee incentive ﬁts right in with the mission of the community policing unit, whose main objective is to enhance communication between ofﬁcers and residents by attending community events, checking on businesses and interacting with children. “Our primary function is to be proactive in the community,” Hamilton said. “It gives you one more reason to be interactive.” Last summer, Hamilton said he spotted a boy who was around 10 years old helping an older woman load groceries into her car. Hamilton then asked the boy if he knew the woman, and the boy said he did not, but could see that she was struggling. “I actually stopped the kid and gave him a certiﬁcate for helping her out,” he said. Police handed out about 500 certificates last summer and expect to have about the same amount this year. The program begins June 23 and continues until the certiﬁcates run out. email@example.com
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School system budget won’t impact additional programs Budget to receive ﬁnal approval June 26 n
BY JAMIE ANFENSON-COMEAU STAFF WRITER
While the Prince George’s County school system will absorb a small budget shortfall, it won’t affect CEO Kevin Maxwell’s plans including staff additions, class size reductions and creating three EnglishSpanish immersion schools. During the June 12 school board meeting, Maxwell said the $6 million difference between his $1.8 requested budget and the budget approved by the Prince George’s County Council can be reconciled through internal adjustments. “We’ll be able to do all of the things next year that we wanted to do. We’ll be able to accomplish bringing up the new programs we want in place, to accelerate learning, to reduce paperwork, to add staff [and] lower class size,” Maxwell said. The school system’s legal expenses are less than anticipated, and the system has found $3.2 million in energy efﬁciency savings, said Thomas Sheeran, acting chief ﬁnancial ofﬁcer for the school system. “Throughout the budget process, we’re always trying to reevaluate our numbers, making sure we’re not missing anything,” Sheeran said. The Board of Education is expected to approve the ﬁnal changes to the budget during its June 26 meeting. Maxwell’s $1.8 billion budget is 6.7 percent higher than the previous year’s budget, and includes $44 million for new programs and program expansions, including the creation of three new Spanish language and
dual English-Spanish immersion schools, with a total of 300 available kindergarten seats, 250 additional seats for Montessori and French language immersion, 295 additional Talented and Gifted center seats, and 300 seats for International Baccalaureate programs. The budget also includes funding for arts and environmental studies education and for the addition of 61 parent liaison positions. The Prince George’s County Council approved the CEO’s requested budget, one of the largest in the school system’s history, with little change. “This was the easiest budget reconciliation I’ve seen in years,” said Kenneth Haines, president of the county teacher’s union. School board chair Segun Eubanks agreed, attributing it to the close cooperation between the county and school system. “This is the ﬁrst time in a while with absolutely no changes, and with a tremendous amount of support, both public and private,” Eubanks said. “The school board, the school leadership, the County Council and the county executive are all on the same page, making the kind of investments that we need to make to really move our schools forward. David Cahn, co-chair of the education watchdog group “Citizens for an Elected Board,” said increased funds need to be accompanied by improved openness and engagement with the community in order to improve educational outcomes.
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Greenbelt considers sex charge policies
Driving the vote
City does not have employee guidelines
BY JAMIE ANFENSON-COMEAU STAFF WRITER
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Dianna Mitchell waves to passing motorists Friday during early voting for primary elections at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover. Early voting ends at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Following a resident petition, the Greenbelt City Council will consider establishing guidelines for handling employees under investigation for child pornography. At a June 16 work session, Mayor Emmett Jordan said he would direct staff to develop a policy dealing with city employees who work with children and are charged with child pornography. “What I’ve asked [City Manager Michael] McLaughlin to do is to identify a class of employees, before an incident comes up, that depending on the circumstances of the case, would be suspended while an investigation takes place,” Jordan said. Resident John Abell said he was concerned about the lack of public notification when a Greenbelt resident working at the library was arrested on possession of child pornography charges in December 2011. Police sent out no notiﬁcation of the arrest until after the individual’s conviction in August 2012. “Silence covered Greenbelt for all those months in between,” Abell said. “For me, because of the seriousness of the crime, I felt that was wrong.” Abell submitted a petition l in October 2012, requesting the city adopt a six-point plan for dealing with sex offense arrests. His petition included notiﬁcation of the public of crimes involving children and notiﬁcation of employers when someone is arrested of child pornography. “For lesser crimes, the city will release the names of people charged, for instance driving under the inﬂuence,” Abell said. “I wish they had given that far more serious consideration.” McLaughlin said the city has no policy regarding employees under such investigation. Greenbelt Police Captain Thomas Kemp said it is the department’s policy not to send out the names of those charged with certain sex crimes. “As long as the investigation does not show an ongoing threat, our guidelines state that we will not release a press release until there is a determination of guilt,” Kemp said. Abell said he understands there must be a balance between the presumption of innocence and protecting the community. “But the weight of this crime I think, tips the balance in favor of more press releases,” he said. janfenson-comeau@ gazette.net
Jubilee festival set n
Lanham church to host event
BY JAMIE ANFENSON-COMEAU STAFF WRITER
United Church of Christ in Lanham is hosting Jubilee Fest, a free community empowerment event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 9721 Good Luck Road. The event will feature information on health care, college ﬁnancial aid and social services, games for children and more, said the Rev. Marvin Silver, pastor of United Church of Christ. “It’s summer time, and what better way is there than to bring community together to have fun, express our love to our children, support parents in raising our children, and make sure our seniors have care and love from all of us,” Silver said. 1909172
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County author says parents need their own code of conduct n
Book details behaviors, attitudes to improve students’ education BY JAMIE ANFENSON-COMEAU STAFF WRITER
Theresa Proctor of Camp Springs said she learned through hard experience that making changes in her own attitudes and behaviors could make her son, Omar, a better student. “Students have a code of conduct, and I believe that as parents, we should have a code of conduct too,” Proctor said. Proctor’s new book, released in May, titled “The Parent Code of Conduct,” features chapters on rights and responsibilities, dress, attendance, disruptive behavior and punctuality. Proctor said the information in the book is based on her own experiences and trials as a parent of a son with behavioral
problems in school. “There were suspensions. There were weekly calls from the teachers and the administrators, to the point where it was even suggested that he be placed on medication,” Proctor said. “There were times when I didn’t know what I would do.” The 18 “codes of conduct” are lessons she learned, or picked up from others, on how to be an effective advocate for her child and to improve his educational experience. Nikki DeSilva, who served as mistress of ceremonies for the book launch June 12 at the South Bowie Branch Library, said that while the codes are written with parents in mind, they can apply to anyone. “Even if you’re not a parent, if you’re a grandparent, if you’re a godparent or a friend, you can appreciate this book,” DeSilva said. “Before I was a parent, I heard, ‘It takes a village.’ Now that I’m a parent, I understand, ‘It takes two villages.’”
One example from the “code,” Proctor said, was that she learned to visit her son’s school frequently, not just when she received a call from the school about her son’s behavior. “He knew that Mom cares, that Mom comes to the school even when she does not receive a call,” Proctor said. Another example, Proctor said, was to always turn the conversation about her child away from the negative when dealing with school ofﬁcials. “I would go to parentteacher conferences where it was all negative. But every single time, I would shift that conversation to the positive, to the point where they would ask me, ‘What do you do for a living?’ and I would respond, ‘I am an advocate for my son,’” said Proctor, who added that her “other job” is as a senior level vice president for Philadelphiabased Tracy Lynn Jewelry. “Without these steps, I don’t
believe we could have transitioned to where we are today,” said Proctor of Omar, who will be attending Anne Arundel Community College in the fall. Paulette Gentry of Clinton said she read the book cover-tocover in one week. Gentry said her daughter, Danielle, is a rising seventh-grader with special needs. “Her book really helped me to understand the school process and how to be a successful advocate for my child,” Gentry said. “It made me realize that I need to focus on the positive, to help my child be the best she can be.” The book can be found for sale online at www.parentcodeofconduct.com or at amazon. com. janfenson-comeau@ gazette.net
County, A new smile MGM is just an office reach deal visit away on hirings Plan calls for 40 percent of jobs to go to residents once casino opens
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BY JAMIE ANFENSON-COMEAU STAFF WRITER
Under a new agreement signed by Prince George’s and MGM Resorts International ofﬁcials Tuesday at least 20 percent of construction jobs for the new MGM casino must go to county residents with the goal of 40 percent of jobs going to residents once the casino is operational. “After months of negotiating, I am proud to say that we have reached a deal with MGM that ensures this facility will have a transformative impact on our residents, businesses and communities,” said County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) in a statement. “The goals for local hiring and contracting in this agreement are both ambitious and fair.” The agreement sets minimum “best effort” goals for hiring of county residents, as well as higher goals. Goals are set for the hiring of County-Based Minority Businesses during the construction and operation phases. The agreement also creates a ﬁve-person Oversight Committee and Compliance Manager to provide oversight for the agreement. The agreement also requires MGM to give $1 million to community organizations prior to opening, and $400,000 a year once the casino resort opens every year the casino is in operation. It now goes to the County Council for approval prior to the issuance of use and occupancy permits for MGM. “We look forward to thoroughly reviewing this agreement over the next few weeks and will expeditiously consider the CBA in public session,” County Council Chair Mel Franklin (DDist. 9) of Upper Marlboro said in a statement. Prospects for education agencies are also an integral aspect of the agreement, said Lorenzo Creighton, president and chief operating ofﬁcer of MGM National Harbor. Those include a Culinary Training Program at Potomac High School and programs that will provide at least 10 collegelevel intern positions per year at the casino. MGM will provide at least 25 sponsorships per year in PG’s Summer Youth Enrichment Program, according to the agreement. Staff Writer Iman Smith contributed to this report. janfenson-comeau@ gazette.net
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Continued from Page A-1 just not enough,” he said. “I think the Town Council should address [the issue] and ﬁnd some way in the budget to ﬁnd another trash pickup.” However, simply switching back to twice a week is problematic because the town currently hasacontractwithitstrashpickup service provider, Allied Waste Services of Washington, Moss said.
Continued from Page A-1 replace the smaller sign and better alert drivers to the fowl issue in the neighborhood, said Bill Bailey, superintendent of parks and facilities for the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. He said one 18-inch by 18-inch sign will be posted each way on Oxford Drive, and he
The contract does not end until summer 2015. “There’s no one solution that’s going to ﬁt everyone,” he said. “Even if we go twice a week there is still the problem of [high amounts of trash]. However, we do realize that for some families, once a week may not be enough.” The Town Council proposed an eight-week pilot program March 4 where eight residents would use 96-gallon trash cans, or “Toters,” which ofﬁcials say could
help combat animal invasion. Currently, community members use trash cans anywhere from 30 to 46-gallons, Moss said. Big enough to accommodate a person roughly 5 feet tall and approximately 120 pounds, the Toters could help withstand against harsh weather conditions and hold large amounts of trash. Carlyncia Peck, 46, who has lived in town for 28 years, said she values the efforts proposed by the council and would like the com-
munity to join together instead of harboring a single-perspective outlook. “I appreciate the fact that our leadershipofthemayorandcouncil, along with their great staff, is taking an in-depth approach at addressing an issue like this,” Peck said. “We are awaiting the results of the pilot program, but trust that we will continue to work together tobringthistoasuitablesolution.”
hopes to get them up by June 20. “[People] just don’t see the sign.” Bailey said. “It’s just a matter of just bringing driver awareness that there are ducks that cross the street. Watch your surroundings and take care of your wildlife.” Some residents say they wished the wildlife was more careful of their surroundings as well. “There’s nothing but geese
droppings down this [path],” said neighborhood resident Tyler Shank, 23, on June 11 as he walked his dog near the lake. “I constantly see them crossing the road and ﬂying over.” Sridevi Umesh, 50, who lives in the neighborhood, said she sometimes sees geese crossing the road on the opposite side of the lake from Oxford Drive, with cars waiting behind them. “It’s really a mess for the
drivers to drive around,” said Umesh, who was out for a walk around the lake on June 11. “It’s nice to see them in the lake, but sometimes it disturbs the people around.” That’s where Towson-based Geese Police of Maryland comes in, said Mike Lhotsky, director of the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Lhotsky said Geese Police brings border collies to herd the geese and keep
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Trash set out for pickup on Tuesday night on Tilden Road in Bladensburg. TOM FEDOR/ THE GAZETTE
them away from the pathways near the lake and Granville Gude Park & Lakehouse. “We just noticed that the paths around the park and some of those areas just had an awful lot of droppings,” Lhotsky said. “The dogs use a herding method to herd the geese and the geese ﬂy to a different location.” Rich LaPorta, president of Geese Police, whose company has been coming to the lake for about 10 years, said the ﬂock in
Laurel has been reduced from about 300 to about 30 within that time period. He said he used to visit the lake several times per day, but lately he has found that one morning visit will sufﬁce. “The geese pretty much know us now,” LaPorta said. “If they’re on the grass, we can have them out of there in one or two minutes.”
mation of approximately 40 million Target shoppers had been stolen. Mathews said police received well over 100 reports of fraud, stemming from people using credit or debit cards at the store in May, but that reports have tapered off in recent days. “The Co-op was very quick to stop accepting charges,” Mathews said, once reports started being ﬁled. Due to the scope of the thefts, with stolen information being used both in-state and all across the country, the Secret Service has become involved, Mathews said. While the Secret Service is best known for providing protection to the President and Vice President of the United States, it also investigates counterfeit currency and credit and debit card fraud, according to its website.
Continued from Page A-1 George Mathews. Jack Patterson of Greenbelt said he’s switched to paying cash for his purchases at the store. “We usually pay by credit card, but I didn’t this time because of the identity theft issue,” Patterson said. Patterson said he and his wife were victims of credit card fraud a few months back, and ever since then, have tried to be careful. “We have a credit monitoring service, and we keep a close eye on our account, because of the previous event,” Patterson said. Jennifer Crowley, a Bowie resident who works in Greenbelt, said she pays with cash as often as possible, ever since the December announcement that the credit and debit card infor-
Continued from Page A-1 Transportation, said the ﬂood resulted from a large amount of rainfall within a short time period. “When you get that much rain, it doesn’t have to time absorb into the ground,” Terry said. “It causes ﬂash ﬂoods.” Residents on 59th Avenue — which ofﬁcials say suffered the brunt of the ﬂood — were still unsure what caused the water to surge so rapidly and who, if anyone, would help them pay for cleanup and damage to their property. Several residents reached at home said they did not have ﬂood insurance. Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo, who has been coordinating with county and state agencies, said he was not sure what caused the ﬂood. “The storm drain where we had the most acute problem two days ago is not a storm drain that functions properly all the time,” Calvo said. Calvo said he hopes to set up a fund where the community can make contributions to help residents pay for expenses resulting from the ﬂood. In the meantime, he said the city has waived trash pickup fees and
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“Diverse housing is welcome, but a student ghetto that decreases home values and forces out families who love their communities and their homes is not,” she said. “The city’s ﬁrst responsibility belongs to the families who live here.” The community of property owners in College Park welcomed the council’s vote. “I think this is an exciting step — that the council is willing to partner with us moving forward in a positive way,” said Lisa Miller, president of the Prince George’s County Property Owners Association. Miller said most of the properties owned by the association’s 150 members are in College Park. The property owners have been engaging with residents and trying to improve quality of life issues for the past two years and they plan to continue the
janfenson-comeau@ gazette.net restrictions. Bret Galyean, 30, who lives up the street on 59th Avenue, said he has not seen anything like the June 10 ﬂood in the 10 years he has lived in the neighborhood. He said he will still need to replace some property. “It was a river,” said Galyean, who shot a video of the ﬂood and posted it online. “Six to 10 inches of water in the street, just rushing down.” Gina Robson, 46, who lives on the same street, said the sliding doors in her basement held up fairly well to the rising water outside, but she still ended up with about four inches of water in her basement. She estimates the damaged furniture and cleanup will cost her up to $10,000 and she has ﬁled a claim with her insurance company. Ruiz, who estimated the ﬂood will cost at least $20,000 between fixing the walls and ﬂooring in the basement and replacing several rooms’ worth of furniture, clothing and electronics, said he has been through this before. After a ﬂood in 2008, Ruiz said he had to pay about $10,000 to take out the carpet in his basement and ﬁx walls damaged by water. “And maybe that drain in the street is not enough,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org work, she said. “This step makes people realize that this partnership is two-ways and makes [property owners] want to do even more,” Miller said. Resident Kathy Bryant, who spoke about frequent loud parties hosted by her college student neighbors, said she was disappointed the council allowed the ordinance to sunset, but she plans to work with property owner association members to improve the situation in the neighborhood. “Rent stabilization is just one tool that we feel like we have to try to hold landlords accountable for their houses and their students,” she said. Earlier, Bryant told the council about a recent party that lasted all day, with music playing so loudly it gave her a headache. “Some days it’s unbearable, the noise,” she said. “This year has been extremely difﬁcult.” email@example.com
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Missed opportunity in Upper Marlboro
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A ﬂood of county concerns
There are some areas in Prince George’s County that become ﬂooded so often, residents just know to avoid them whenever it rains. For example, Governor Bridge Road in Bowie becomes impassable after most storms, to the point that it’s common to hear about a daring driver needing to be rescued. Even roads at the county seat, Upper Marlboro, seem to be blocked off frequently because of high water. So on June 10, when ﬂooding caused damage in College LONG-STANDING Park, Riverdale Park and Berwyn — AND SEEMINGLY Heights (where 70 residents had to be evacuated as large amounts of NEW — WATER water gushed down the streets), it PROBLEMS NEED left many wondering: What’s goTO BE ADDRESSED ing on? There are likely several different reasons for the problems. In the Berwyn Heights ﬂood, Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, said the heavy rainfall was too much for the sewage system to handle. Water runoff from new developments, poorly designed roadways, outdated infrastructure and environmental challenges — such as extreme amounts of rain or snow — have been cited as possible causes for ﬂooding around the county, as well. Last year, a homeless woman was found dead in Anne Arundel County, just outside of Laurel’s city limits, after severe thunderstorms caused the Patuxent River to overﬂow, causing extensive ﬂooding in the area. The woman’s death, along with ongoing ﬂooding in the city, has inspired Laurel ofﬁcials to create a program to better monitor river levels and provide more advance notice to residents. City ofﬁcials should be applauded for their efforts — the new system could come with a $65,000 price tag — but the county should go a step further to look at the bigger picture. Currently, it seems that ﬂooding challenges are being handled piecemeal rather than taking a wholesale approach to addressing ﬂooding by creating a plan that incorporates infrastructure, development and other changes. While an analysis of this scope may be costly, it is nothing compared to the damage to homes and businesses, the loss of life and the potential environmental impact the ﬂooding is causing. Working to plug a hole here and there, while water is gushing across other parts of the county, is an exercise in futility. It’s time for a broader look so residents aren’t left knee-deep in questions.
No excuses for Bowie High track delay Bowie High School wants a better track — the shot put area needs repairs, the discus area could afford some improvements and a long jump runway could be added — and the school won a $17,000 grant in spring 2013 to handle the overhaul. Unfortunately, nothing has changed yet at the school, where administrators are waiting for the Prince George’s County school system to get the project started. “The kids who were here when we got the money have graduated already,” Bowie High athletic director Jessica Brandt said. “It’s just ridiculous they’re keeping $17,000 from the kids.” Rupert McCave, a capital improvement ofﬁcer with the school system, said he couldn’t pinpoint the cause of the delay. “I don’t have a reason why it’s taken so long,” he told The Gazette. “We’ve taken on a lot more grant-related projects than we have in the past. We have a lot of projects that are ongoing.” In the meantime, Bowie High School is in limbo, with track season set to start in the fall. Hopefully, school ofﬁcials can get the track project ... back on track — or at least provide answers about what is causing the delay and how soon the challenges will be resolved. The school has done its part in getting the renovations under way, now it’s time for the school system to pick up the baton and run with it.
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Katherine Quintanilla of Berwyn Heights puts water-damaged items in a trash pile. Heavy rain on June 10 ﬂooded homes, causing evacuation of 70 residences.
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A story that caught my eye concerned the “improvement plans” of Upper Marlboro. My reaction: What took them so long? There’s enough history in and about this little town that it could easily be called “little Williamsburg!” There are so many historical places in and around Greater Upper Marlboro that this area can maintain its own tour bus service. Because of climate and soil conditions, Prince George’s County became the state’s largest slave holder, and Greater Upper Marlboro contained the largest concentration of slave plantations and plantation mansions in Maryland. Keep in mind that the state of Maryland had the second largest slave population of the 13 original colonies. The public would surely be interested in visiting Lord Baltimore’s 10,000-acre plantations of Goodwood and Riversdale. His parents — Benedict and Elisabeth Calvert — owned Mt. Airy plantation in Rosaryville. Other county plantations were Sarah Hilleary’s Three Sisters in Lanham, Thomas Spriggs Jr. owned Lake Arbor in Largo, and former Governor Oden Bowie owned Fairview in Collington. Acquiring slaves for these plantations was relatively convenient since the slave marketplace was located in Upper Marlboro, which was also in the county. The start of Upper Marlboro’s reconstruction should be as close to its original seaport location as possible. One of Colonial Maryland’s most iconic prints shows slaves loading tobacco on an oceangoing vessel at the seaport, which was located at the end of Water Street on the Western Branch of the Patuxent River in 1751. Among the inhabitants of Colonial Upper Marlboro could be found a wig
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Upper Marlboro residents and ofﬁcials are working to preserve historic sites in Upper Marlboro, such as this stone building built in 1948 on Church Road (shown in January). maker, weaver, tailor, stay maker, coach maker and saddler. Concerts, balls and horse races entertained the people from near and far. Upper Marlboro has played a role in most of the major historical events of this country. The British camped in the area during its 1812 invasion of Washington; its inhabitants were great religious leaders and participants in the founding of the country, and participated mostly
Is Cottage City/ Colmar Manor trying to collect money off the backs of busy citizens who may not have the time to take the matter before a judge?
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tell me they also stopped before proceeding to make a right turn. There are no clear guidelines about how long you have to stop in a red light before taking right turn, no sign of red light camera in three different entrance roads of Cottage City (40th Place, 40th Avenue and 38th Avenue), and nowhere it is written “no turn on red,” yet people are getting $75 ﬁnes without any reason. Someone in the town needs to follow up on this or you will see a demonstration at the corner of Bladensburg Road and 38th Avenue! I am an honest person trying to make an honest living; I ask the same of our other service people and elected ofﬁcials.
I thought those bright yellow cards on some of my neighbors’ lawns were a one-time occurrence. Turns out their pesticide (poison) application is a fairly frequent deal — much to the detriment of the kids, dogs, birds and other beings unable to discern the danger of trodding on or near their grass. What a shame we all have to be exposed to these harmful products for the sake of an artiﬁcial-looking, emerald green, chemicalladen lawn — before they end up in the the Chesapeake Bay, that is. Time to ban this stuff and enjoy natural green lawns and a cleaner environment instead.
Manash Das, Brentwood
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We need to enhance early childhood education “You can’t teach me, ‘cuz I won’t learn.” The words still sting professional pride some 27 years later. The power of the willfully unenlightened cannot be understated. Teachers, too, must eventually grapple with demoralizing “nowin scenarios.” Coping with this high school COMMENTARY student’s obstiKENNETH HAINES nate refusal to learn was quite a reach for this ﬁrst-year teacher. Such are the vagaries of experience when societal neglect integrates with the free will of young adults. Teachers seldom leave children behind willingly; however, a few children
stall, and some collapse entirely. Home contacts offered little in the way of support. His soft-spoken parents vented their frustrations with his lack of motivation and failure to respond to any behavioral interventions. The bell would ring, his eyes would glaze, spittle would occasionally drip into a pool on his desk. The closest point of approach to success arrived one day in January when he actually raised his hand to answer a question. When called upon, he looked up at his hand as though it did not belong to him and sheepishly pulled it back down to the desk. Referrals to guidance and administration yielded no appreciable changes in academic growth. Often sullen and morose, his 46 classmates ostracized him. It became a challenge to include him in “Teams, Games & Tournaments,” a model of cooperative learning that is designed speciﬁcally
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Speed camera needs a checkup Why is a small town making money on the backs of its citizens? I am a law-abiding, hard-working physician providing care to lowincome seniors in a clinic setting where I encourage everyone to wear their seatbelts, be safe when driving and get their vision checked so that they avoid auto accidents. In the past few weeks, I have been getting tickets for failure to stop at a red light before turning right off Bladensburg Road onto 38th Avenue. The truth is I always stop at red lights before turning! I can’t tell my older patients one thing and do something else! And I would not want to jeopardize my health and the health of those driving and walking around Colmar Manor and Cottage City. I have the $75 to pay the ﬁne, but it will impact the contributions I make to the tired, the poor, the inﬁrmed, the imprisoned, the aged; but I will not pay the ﬁne when I have not committed any violation! Is Cottage City/Colmar Manor trying to collect money off the backs of busy citizens who may not have the time to take the matter before a judge to plead their case? I am asking that the camera be checked to see if regardless whether a person stops, he/she will get a ticket. Two of my patients who don’t have money to “donate” to towns with budget problems, have also received tickets at the same light, and I believe them when they
against the Union in the Civil War. Start a historical trail, put up some historical signs, get rid of the dinky little sign on highway 301 and replace it with a real welcome sign! Stop letting much smaller counties such as St. Mary’s and Charles attract more tourists and more federal and tourists’ dollars.
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to provide positive reinforcement for unmotivated students as they make academic gains for the good of the team. No team could thrive with him on the roster. It is inaccurate to label him as “one who got away.” He never even nibbled at the bait. How does one arrive in adolescence so utterly jaded? How far back into his personal history would we need to travel to ﬁnd the moment where his ﬂowering curiosity was crushed underfoot? How might we have repaired the tracks rather than watch the train derail? One thing is certain: Our society has failed to internalize the century-and-ahalf-old wisdom of Frederick Douglass who declared, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Kenneth B. Haines is the president of the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association.
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Arts & Entertainment www.gazette.net | Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Page A-8
Nothing fake about UltraFaux Baltimore-based band plays music inspired by gypsy jazz great
The sound of Africa
KIRSTY GROFF STAFF WRITER
Not every band less than six months old can release a fulllength album and plan several regional tours. UltraFaux, however, is not like every band — or any band, for that matter. The Baltimore-based gypsy jazz trio formed in January 2014 and didn’t let age get in the way of putting out their selftitled debut on April 1, weeks after laying down the tracks. UltraFaux consists of Michael Joseph Harris and Sami Areﬁn on guitar and Eddie Hrybyk playing upright bass. The group has played several shows in the area and will bring their unique jazz sound to New Deal Cafe on June 24. Gypsy jazz, or jazz manouche, was made popular through the early 20th century work of guitarist Django Reinhardt, whose use of the Selmer guitar in his swing-meets-Mediterranean created a sound and style brand new while entirely familiar to the listener. “This music allows people to re-experience what swing and jazz are and all the ways these styles work together in this really raw way,” Harris said. Though Areﬁn and Hrybyk both attended music school, Harris went professional
See MUSIC, Page A-9 MICHAEL JOSEPH HARRIS
Instrumental gypsy funk group UltraFaux formed in January 2014 and is currently made up of (from left) Sami Areﬁn on guitar, Eddie Hrybyk on upright bass and Michael Joseph Harris on guitar.
Feel the global beat with the return of Faraﬁna Kan on Saturday, June 21 at the Publick Playhouse in Cheverly. Journey to the heart of West Africa with the drums and dance of Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and the Ivory Coast. For more information, call 301-277-1710.
Everybody dance now Bowie residents looking to take a spin on the dance ﬂoor should look no further than Knights of Columbus Hall. The community building plays host to a weekly ballroom dance workshop on Thursdays beginning at 7 p.m., taught by Dancin’ Dave Malek. The ﬁrst hour is devoted to learning steps, while the next three gives dancers a chance to practice and put the steps into motion. For more information, visit dancin-dave.com
Amy Davis as Helene Hanff Greenbelt Arts Center’s “84, Charing Cross Road.” PHOTO KATIE WANSCHURA
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Area couples dance after lessons with Dancin’ Dave Malek and his partner Sheila Randlett, both of Catonsville, on June 5 at the Knights of Columbus in Bowie.
You’ve got mail Off The Quill theater company brings the story of Helene Hanff’s decades-long correspondence with a British book buyer to life in “84, Charing Cross Road,” at the Greenbelt Arts Center from now until June 28. Hanff, played by Amy Davis, begins writing to Frank Doel, played by Michael Dombroski, a chief buyer for Marks & Co., which was a bookseller in London. Over the course of many years, Hanff and Doel become very close. For more information, visit greenbeltartscenter.org or call 301-441-8770.
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Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, National Festival Orches-
tra: Open Rehearsal (Seaman), 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 20; National Festival Orchestra: Holst’s The Planets, 8 p.m., June 21; Peter and the Wolf Family Concert, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., June 22; National Festival Orchestra: Open Rehearsal (Slatkin), 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 27; National Festival Orchestra: Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, 8 p.m., June 28; Caribbean Comedy Festival: Laugh Out Loud, 7 p.m., June 29, University of Maryland, College Park, claricesmithcenter. umd.edu. Harmony Hall Regional Center, Step Afrika!, 10:30 a.m., June 25; Kaleidoscope of Musical Styles, 10:30 a.m., July 2, call for prices,
Continued from Page A-10 after playing in his high school jazz band. Though he attended school for philosophy at George Mason University and studied with musician Jack Petersen in Texas, Harris spent most of his time performing at different clubs and bars in the metropolitan area and later Baltimore. It was only a year and a half ago that he got into the gypsy jazz style. Harris ﬁlled in for Areﬁn — who he had not yet met — at a local gig for Brooklyn-based Mary Alouette. Once the Selmer was placed in his hands, he was hooked. He continued practicing, eventually meeting the man he subbed for, his eventual collaborator.
“Finally I met Sami and he schooled me — I finally met someone who knew more than I did, and he was able to educate me in it,” Harris said. “I think he got a lot from my approach to improvisation and conﬁdence and we fed off of each other.” Prior to organizing UltraFaux, the duo performed in a Django tribute band Hot Club of Baltimore, meeting other musicians along the way. In January, Harris got a rush of inspiration and wrote some original pieces. Those songs would become the tracks for their ﬁrst CD as UltraFaux. The group launched a Kickstarter to drum up support and funds. Although they originally set a $5,000 fundraising target, the group later decreased their goal to $3,000. Whether it went
String Band, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 22; Ultrafaux, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., June 24; Cajun Music Jam, noon to midnight, June 25; Mid-Day Melodies with Amy C Kraft, noon to 2 p.m., June 26; SAW Open Mic, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., June 26, 113 Centerway Road, 301-474-5642, www. newdealcafe.com. Old Bowie Town Grill, Wednesday Night Classic Jam, 8 p.m. every Wednesday, sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m., 8604 Chestnut Ave., Bowie, 301-464-8800, www.oldbowietowngrille.com.
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African percussion group Farﬁna Kan will perform this weekend at the Publick Playhouse. 410-757-5700, 301-832-4819, www.2ndstarproductions.com.
Tantallon Community Players, “August: Osage County,” Coming in September/October 2014, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, 301-262-5201, www.tantallonstage.com. Venus Theatre, “We Are Samurai,” coming in September, 21 C Street, Laurel. www.venustheatre. org.
NIGHTLIFE New Deal Café, Pub Quiz, 7 p.m., June 18; Mid-Day Melodies with Amy C Kraft, noon to 2 p.m., June 19; Chris Presley, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., June 20; John Guernsey, 6:30 p.m to 8 p.m., June 20; Bruce Kritt, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., June 21; John Guernsey, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 21; The Badger Band, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., June 21; Deaf Brunch, 10:30 a.m. to noon, June 22; Flower Hill
ULTRAFAUX n When: 7 p.m., Tuesday n Where: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt n Tickets: Free admission n More information: facebook.com/UltraFaux; 301-474-5642
well or not would remain to be seen for several weeks, but that didn’t stop Harris’ plans. “I had already scheduled the studio time at Negative Space Studios,” he admitted. “I gambled, just started the process anyway not knowing if the Kickstarter worked.” As it turned out, the band not only met but surpassed their goal, raising $4,200 for the CD’s, vinyl LPs and digital downloads of the self-titled album, as well as a limited run of T-shirts. They
recorded the album in March and released it to the public less than a month later. In addition to shows around Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas, UltraFaux hopes to tour North and South Carolina as well as New York City, and they hope to one day take their act internationally. Wherever they play, their audience seems to dig their unique sound. “What’s weird is it’s almost familiar, but the audience
Dinosaur Park, Dinosaur Park programs, noon to 4 p.m. ﬁrst and third Saturdays, join paleontologists and volunteers in interpreting fossil deposits, 13200 block Mid-Atlantic Blvd., Laurel, 301627-7755. Mount Rainier Nature Center, Toddler Time: hands-on treasures, crafts, stories and soft play, 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays, age 5 and younger free, 4701 31st Place, Mount Rainier, 301-927-2163.
University, option to bird nearby WB&A Trail afterward; 7:30 a.m. third Saturdays, Governor Bridge Natural Area, Governor Bridge Road, Bowie, meet in parking lot; for migrating and resident woodland and ﬁeld birds, and waterfowl. For beginners and experts. Waterproof footwear and binoculars suggested. Free. 410765-6482.
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doesn’t necessarily know where it comes from,” he said. “Young people show up and have no idea what this music is at all, but they like it.” Throughout it all, Harris and his bandmates keep Django’s work in mind as inspiration for performances and future songs. Harris and Arefin will attend Django in June, a festival in Amherst, Mass., which will allow the two to come together with other musicians around the country inspired by the guitarist’s work. Their love for Django, they hope, comes through in their sound and performances. “I hope the audience experiences a little of what Django achieved,” said Harris, “which was miraculous in the sense that he brought together gypsy folk, drawing on a ton of styles
like Roma culture and musette, and all of that Mediterranean influence, with jazz. He noodled around and fused east and west together in this style. He changed guitar and jazz forever.” Potentially, the group can bridge the gap in modern jazz appreciation, in an age where some younger listeners associate jazz with old-fashioned music and can’t connect with the genre, much like Django brought the east to the west. “A lot of jazz has been watered down and made to be a high art, which it is in some ways, but it’s not always meant to be played on a stuffy stage,” he said. “It’s social music, bottom line, and gypsy jazz brings it more into that realm.”
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AFI Docs returns to Silver Spring with summer festival Documentaries will be shown in Silver Spring, D.C.
KIRSTY GROFF STAFF WRITER
When filmmaker Tyler Measom attended the American Film Institute’s 2011 Silverdocs ﬁlm festival in Silver Spring, he arrived hoping to garner support for his latest ﬁlm pitch — and walked away with a new production partner. Measom and Justin Weinstein co-directed “An Honest Liar,” one of dozens of entries in the same local documentary festival this year, now known as AFI Docs, taking place from June 18-22. “Film festivals are wonderful, they’re fantastic,” Measom said. “You run into so many like-minded individuals, people who are in the same boat as you making ﬁlms. This project, the reason it’s so good is that I met [Weinstein] at this festival.” Connecting with others, whether fellow producers or policymakers, is one of the main goals of the festival, particularly in recent years. The annual event began in 2003 as Silverdocs, and screenings took place in Silver Spring. AFI increased the festival’s scope and added Washington, D.C., venues in 2013, renaming it to reﬂect the expanded range. Though many of this year’s festival screenings occur at the AFI Silver Theatre in downtown Silver Spring, ﬁlms will also appear at the National Portrait Gallery, Goethe-Institut, and The Naval Heritage Center Theatre. AFI Docs accepts submissions from across the globe. Volunteer screeners take on the nearly 2,000 submissions and narrow them down for a screening committee that watches the contenders from start to ﬁnish. “We are looking for phenomenal films that are
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— and I think it’s the same with ﬁlmmaking,” said Passaﬁume. “Audiences are looking to be engrossed in an incredible story — if the storytelling is good, anything can be enthralling.” Through AFI Docs, producers and directors can connect their audiences with global issues while making connections to others who can further their own goal, whether it’s a new project or assistance with a previous film subject. Even if the format of AFI Docs feels different to community members familiar with Silverdocs procedure, the overall mission remains. “It will always be a balanced, eclectic program from all over the world,” said Passafiume, “one where issues get heard and discussed and hopefully generate some meaningful relationships that continue beyond the festival.” “It is unquestionably one of the most important documentary ﬁlm festivals in the world,” Measom added. “That’s where the engagement happens, that’s where the outreach happens between ﬁlmmakers and commissioning editors but also politicians and people who affect change. And that’s ultimately why we make documentaries.” firstname.lastname@example.org
representative of the world — different issues, different topics, different tones,” said Head Programmer Andrea Passafiume, who has worked with the festival for ﬁve years. “Sometimes it’s a slam dunk, you want to call them right away, and other times they generate a bit more controversy and divide people more, which is interesting and we debate about the ﬁlm.” Because of the festival’s proximity to the nation’s capital, many attendees are involved in politics or policy, and possess the power to work on issues raised by the featured documentaries. However, that
doesn’t mean AFI Docs ignores ﬁlms such as character pieces or music genre studies. “Bronx Obama,” about a single father who became a professional impersonator of the commander in chief, plays at the same time as “1971,” highlighting a break-in at an FBI ﬁeld ofﬁce in Philadelphia. The story of artistic director for Christian Dior Raf Simons preparing for his ﬁrst haute couture collection in “Dior and I” is followed by “Virunga,” a ﬁlm about Africa’s oldest national park that has the last natural habitat for mountain gorillas. Where does “An Honest Liar,” a ﬁlm following illusionist
James “The Amazing” Randi in his attempts to quash the work of con artists using the same tricks, fall along the spectrum? Though the film focuses on Randi and his work, the larger message comes with a potential lesson for audience members. The ﬁlm’s overall theme of deception and the varying ways human beings deceive others or are tricked comes in part from Measom’s upbringing in the Mormon faith, which he has since left. “I feel there’s a part of me that spent my whole life being deceived, and it pisses me off a little bit,” he said. “I kind of went into this ﬁlm, about a man who
does everything he can to stop or expose deception, with the hope that people come out and think, ‘Is there a part of my life where I am being lied to,’ or doing the lying.” Films such as “An Honest Liar” highlight people and places that the casual viewer may have never heard of; Measom himself felt lucky that no one else had covered Randi in a ﬁlm before. Filmmakers strive to bring their subjects to light, no matter their overall signiﬁcance in the grand scheme of life. “A good teacher can make absolutely any subject interesting, while a bad teacher can make any boring and painful
AFI DOCS n When: June 18-22, varying times n Where: AFI Silver Theatre, Naval Heritage Center’s Burke Theater, National Portrait Gallery’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, GoetheInstitut, National Archives and Records Administration n Tickets: $14 each for screenings on Saturday, Sunday and after 6 p.m. on weekdays; $11 each Thursday and Friday before 6 p.m.; order online n For information: aﬁ.com/ aﬁdocs
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GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Seton vs. E. Roosevelt, 7:30 tonight at Riverdale Baptist. BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Largo vs. Douglass, 8 p.m. Monday at Riverdale Baptist.
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DeMatha Catholic High School rising senior safety Tyler Green (left) recently gave a verbal commitment to Ohio State University.
DeMatha safety commits to Ohio State Football: Stags rising senior earns offer from camp performance n
ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER
The statistics don’t jump off the page; after all, but that’s easy to understand since DeMatha Catholic High School rising senior Tyler Green wasn’t even a starter for most of his time last season with the Stags’ football team. But workouts were all that rising senior Tyler Green needed to convince the Ohio State University coaches that he was worthy of a spot on the perennial powerhouse football team. Green, a 6-foot-3 safety, was invited to a June 8 Ohio State football camp, where he put his athleticism on display
America’s tennis future lives in College Park n
The world’s No. 8-ranked junior set to compete in Junior Wimbledon BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
Moving around the tennis court never seemed so hard for College Park resident Francis Tiafoe as it did on June 3 at Roland Garros. On the other side of the net stood world No. 1 and the eventual 2014 French Open champion Rafael Nadal. An admittedly nervous Tiafoe, 16, said at ﬁrst he just hoped he would be able to keep the ball in play against one of the game’s heaviest hitters. “That ﬁrst day my legs couldn’t move, if he hit a ball two steps away from me I was struggling to get there,” said Tiafoe, who practiced with Nadal three times before leaving France. “I was so nervous [at ﬁrst]. His presence ... his intensity on the court, it’s not normal. He’s so explosive on the court. The ball comes so heavy off his racquet and it’s every time. You’re not going to see that from any other player, even the pros. If I want to get to that level, I have to keep working harder.” Tiafoe is not averse to hard work, either. The
son of two immigrants from Sierra Leone, he said watching the effort his parents put into making sure they could support him and his twin brother, Franklin, DeMatha’s No. 1 singles player, set an incredibly high standard for his own work ethic. College Park Junior Tennis Champions Center coach Frank Salazar agreed. Tiafoe was introduced to the sport because of his father’s job. Constant Tiafoe is a maintenance man at the College Park Tennis Center. With a racquet in his hand by age 3, Tiafoe spent his entire childhood around the facility and even slept there on nights when his mother was working double shifts as a nurse, he said. His experience at his ﬁrst-ever junior French Open earlier this month was invaluable, Tiafoe said. Though he lost in the second round as the top seed it was a huge stepping stone. Tiafoe, who said his game — big serve, big forehand, ﬂat twohanded backhand and overall aggressive baseline game — is modeled after 2009 US Open champion Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina, is already being touted as the next big hope for American men’s tennis.
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BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
The loss of more than 17 players to graduation and other reasons should leave the Laurel High School football team with inexperience in all areas of the ﬁeld this fall. With a new coach — former three-year Largo High coach (2006-08) Delbert Hughes took over on April 16 after two years as an assistant with the program — a clean slate might not be a bad thing. “The seniors we lost were in the program and playing the same style with the same coach for three years,” Hughes said. “I do believe it’s good to start a new system with a new group.” Laurel was forced to back out of its previously scheduled 7-on-7 passing league tournament the weekend of June 7-8 because too many student-athletes were unavailable, but now that school is ofﬁcially over — Tuesday was the last day of ﬁnal exams — Hughes said the team can shift its focus more to preseason training. Under its previous coach, Todd Sommerville, Laurel worked out of a spread offense, but Hughes said he intends to tighten that up and rely a bit more on the running game. He is not, however, pinned to a certain system as he said it’s important to gear the team’s playing style toward the personnel and the preseason
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and received a scholarship offer that same day. “It’s my dream school. That’s what I was waiting for,” Green said. “... Coach [Urban] Meyer, you can’t go wrong being coached under him.” Green possesses a rare combination of size and speed; he’s a 185-pound defensive back who ran a 4.41-second 40yard dash. And, he has a high football IQ, teammate Darryl Turner said. “We’ve been going against each other for a long time,” said Turner, a receiver and defensive back. “... He’s really smart and he can really hit.” Green was a reserve for most of last season, playing on special teams and in the secondary for a Stags squad that won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title. With 20 Division I recruits, it was
will be spent identifying individual’s strengths to highlight. “I think we’re going to be a little more tight end, two running backs type of team,” Hughes said. “We want to improve on our players’ strengths and ﬁnd what our guys are best at. We just want to put our kids in position to be successful.” The Spartans are coming off a 2-8 campaign and have only reached three wins in a season twice in the past decade and not since 2009. But having a winning mentality is half the battle and the large group coming up from last year’s junior varsity squad that went 6-4 and is not used to losing the majority of its games, Hughes said. The hope, he added, is to continue building from the ground up — Hughes has already been in touch this spring with youth teams in the area as well as prospective student-athletes at Dwight D. Eisenhower and Martin Luther King, Jr. middle schools. “We want to make sure players who are supposed to come [to Laurel] come in and really build the junior varsity team and build from there,” Hughes said. “We want to keep bringing in good people from the middle schools and hopefully kids who left will want to come back.” A successful campaign will likely make the latter a more realistic notion, Hughes said. Though the Spartans were basically wiped clean of their skill position players, a talented
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Prince-Mont League dives in for new season Top swimmers stay in shape, hope to swim in all-star meet in July
lost to visiting Cheverly Swim & Racquet, 306-261. Enoch is the defending champion in three events: the 15-18 girls’ 50-meter breaststroke, 50 back and 100 individual medley. Annie
Hayburn, a rising junior at St. Mary’s of Annapolis, competes for Whitehall Pool & Tennis is one of Enoch’s top competitors. Hayburn won three events Saturday and established a
new league record in the 15-18 girls’ 50 butterﬂy (26.44). “It was exciting,” Hayburn said of her latest league record. “I always focus on dropping time and taking best times in different events. I really feel
“He was all over the ﬁeld,” Brooks said. “... He really showed us the athleticism throughout the season.” Green made an effort to improve on his already impressive athleticism this offseason, Brooks said. A three-star recruit, ranked ninth in Maryland ac-
cording to Rivals.com, Green received scholarship offers from more than 10 schools, including Maryland and Virginia. “He really committed himself, got faster, got stronger, and really became a big-time prospect,” Brooks said. “... He’s starting to blossom at the right time.”
Green is expected to move into the starting lineup as DeMatha goes for its second consecutive WCAC championship. He said he is focused on improving his press coverage so he can take advantage of his size and strength. “He’s just scratching the
surface of how good he can be,” Brooks said. “We predict him to have a breakout year for us this year. Once he gets to college, the sky is the limit. He controls his journey.” Green will take on an expanded leadership role now that he’s a senior, but that won’t
change his on-ﬁeld approach, he said. “They see me as a leader now with the offer,” he said. “... It doesn’t really change any mindset [from] before. I’ll just keep working at it.”
Versatile athlete and rising senior Michael Hubbard (6-foot, 165 pounds) will likely step into the quarterback position, though Hughes said he can play just about anywhere on the ﬁeld if needed and if
someone else presents himself as a viable option under center, Hubbard might spend more time at running back. Rising junior Brandon Goodwyn (6-1, 185), who was a top receiver on junior varsity
a year ago, will shift to more of a tight end role, Hughes said. Keyon Pannel, Kollie Sherman and Marcus Jackson are all in line to compete for time in the backfield. “Last year we only won
two games and I was upset about that,” Hubbard said. “We had a lot of talent but we were just trying to be individuals, we weren’t working together. This year we want to change history, we haven’t
had a good winning season in a long time. People here now are dedicated and I think we can make a change for this program.”
slam at Junior Wimbledon. Lessons learned at the French Open, like how to deal with the pressure of being a favorite to win, and feeling more comfortable in an environment where he might walk past defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in the locker room or eat lunch at a table next to Roger Federer, should help him make a deeper run on the grass, he said. “I think he took a couple things away [from his first grand slam outside the country],” said Salazar, who coaches Tiafoe alongside Misha Kouznetsov. “Knowing what it feels like to be a No. 1 seed, which he could be in that situation again. The other
thing is he really got to see an idea of how professional the pros are, like before they play their match and after they play their match. The opportunity to practice with Nadal and seeing his intensity, to see how professional he is when he takes the court and being able to see what kind of tennis ball is coming at you from a nine-time French Open champion, all those things are valuable and really beneﬁcial to his growth.” In the past five months, Salazar said, the effects of a more rigorous fitness regimen coupled by a growth spurt — Tiafoe is on the cusp of 6-foot-2 — have begun to surface. Tiafoe reached a career-high No. 2 in the In-
BY TED BLACK STAFF WRITER
Swimmers from across the county dove into their respective pools on Saturday morning as the Prince-Mont Swim League’s season began. Most of the swimmers will likely be content to improve their times throughout the summer, but for the league’s elite, the ultimate goal is to swim in the scheduled July 26 all-star meet at Belair Swim & Racquet. Perhaps it seems fitting that one of the league’s best swimmers, BSR product Geordie Enoch, is in the ﬁnal year of league competition and her pool is hosting the season finale. Enoch, a recent McDonogh School graduate and rising freshman and Harvard University, opened the season by winning two events on Saturday morning. BSR, however,
Continued from Page B-1 tough for Green to crack the lineup, DeMatha coach Elijah Brooks said. But late in the season, against Archbishop Carroll, he started his ﬁrst game at safety.
Continued from Page B-1 group of younger players seem ready to start a new era of Laurel football.
Continued from Page B-1 of Argentina, is already being touted as the next big hope for American men’s tennis. “[When people tell me that] I just say, ‘Thank you, I hope so,’” Tiafoe said. “Nothing is ever for sure. It’s nice for people to say but that is not going to help me be where I want to be.” On Tuesday, hours after winning the Citi Open Wild Card Challenge in College Park to earn a spot in the qualifying draw for the ATP Tour’s Citi Open in Washington, D.C. next month, Tiafoe left for England where he will compete in his second international grand
Tennis, both of which are in Division A, and BSR (D), other city pools include Pointer Ridge (E), Northridge (D) and Severn Crossing (E). Laurel also has several pools and numerous talented swimmers. Montpelier, West Laurel and West Arundel all compete in Division C. Russett competes in Division B. Montpelier is scheduled to host the Division C championships on July 19. Saturday’s scheduled intra-city meet between West Laurel and West Arundel should feature siblings Nick Mills, Rocco Mills and Suzannah Mills (West Laurel) and Kellianne Venit, Jay Venit and Michael Venit (West Arundel). Gabrielle Standﬁeld (Theresa Banks) is among the league’s rising stars. Last summer, Standﬁeld won three 1112 girls’ events at all-stars and established league records in two of them. She remains in the 11-12 bracket this summer.
blessed to be part of such a good team at Whitehall. My main goal this summer is just to have fun and enjoy being around my teammates. I always look forward to a chance to compete against Geordie. She’s an amazing swimmer and it’s an honor for me just to be in the same event with her.” Like Enoch, several other longtime Bowie residents will be looking to put the ﬁnishing touches on their Prince-Mont tenures. Belair Bath & Tennis swimmers Dennis Witol, an Eleanor Roosevelt graduate and Steven Rigby, a Bowie High grad, are two such swimmers. “We were never really rivals,” Rigby. “It was always fun swimming against Roosevelt with Dennis over there. But I would rather have him on my team than swim against him. The summer season is a lot of fun. It’s not about competing, really, but hanging out and having fun with your friends.” Bowie swimmers have numerous pools. In addition to Whitehall and Belair Bath &
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Whitehall Pool and Tennis Club member Annie Hayburn is expected to be one of the top Prince-Mont League swimmers this summer.
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College Park resident Francis Tiafoe practicing at the Tennis Center at College Park , on Thursday June 12, 2014. ternational Tennis Federation rankings in April and is 12-2 in ITF matches in 2014. Salazar said Tiafoe has the tangibles to make the jump to professional
tennis — the size, the strokes, the knowledge and passion — but potential is also just that until it is realized. “At the end of the day it’s
just how badly you want it,” Tiafoe said. “I’ve been around tennis all my life, there’s nothing I’ve wanted to do more.”
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ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
Javonne Antoine Elizabeth Seton Senior Triple jump
Henry A. Wise
Alicia Colson India Grifﬁn Dayonna Dixon Kayla Truesdel
WCAC champion in the long jump and triple jump. Holds the longest triple jump distance in the state this season. Also earned silver in the high jump at the WCAC Track and Field Classic.
Anthony Chesley Devonte Young Jay Adams Trevonte Young
Placed ﬁrst in the 800 and 1,600 at every meet he ran including county, region, and state championships. Part of Douglass’ state champion 1,600-relay team. Didn’t place lower than third in 3,200 including gold at regionals.
BOYS’ FIRST TEAM
GIRLS’ FIRST TEAM
Frederick Douglass Senior 800 meters
Jasmine White Karrington Harrison Shandae Henry Janay Fields
Justin Beatty Maxwell Willis Jonathan George Antonio Coleman
County and region champion. Won silver at state.
WCAC champ holds the second best county time.
County, region champ earned bronze at state.
Won gold at county, region meet; bronze at state.
National champ with time of 10.20 seconds; won WCAC crown.
Swept each championship race including state title.
State champion won county and 4A South Region crowns.
Second at county meet with 4:27.55. Third best time in county.
Potomac Junior, 100
Keren Vital Tori Eley Nadjad Nikabou Bridgette Manful
Seton Freshman, 200
Bowie Junior, 400
Parkdale Junior, 800
DeMatha Junior, 100
Bowie Soph., 200
Bowie Junior, 400
E. Roosevelt Senior, 1,600
1,600 RELAY Bowie
Justin Beatty Maxwell Willis Mohamed Roberts Antonio Coleman
3,200 RELAY Bowie
Charles H. Flowers Oluchi Ike Alexis Baynes Imani Matthews Jackie Jones
COACH OF YEAR
Gideon Tinch Wise
The Pumas won their ﬁrst state title. The win completed a championship sweep as they also won the county and region crowns.
Second Team and Honorable Mention at Gazette.net
Joshua Wilkins David George Bowie Senior, 3,200
Oxon Hill Junior, 100H
Dominick Gray James Watts Largo Sr., shot put
Henry A. Wise Senior, discus
WCAC champion holds the county’s fastest time.
County and 4A south region champion.
WCAC champ ran state’s top time (14.13 seconds).
Earned gold at county and region meets.
Undefeated in three races including county, region.
County, region champ placed third at state meet.
County and region champ placed second at state.
Earned medals at every championship meet.
State champ beat 34-yearold county meet record.
McNamara Junior, 1,600
Bowie Junior, 3,200
McNamara Junior, 100H
Fairmont Heights Senior, 300H
E. Roosevelt Senior, 300H
County, region champ earned silver at state meet.
Earned ﬁrst at county, region, and state.
State champ also won county and region titles.
Won gold at county and region meets.
First place at 2A/3A regionals. Second at county. Third at state.
Won 2A state title with personal best jump of 22-feet,1-inch.
County, region, and state champion kept improving his distances.
Earned ﬁfth place at state championship with personal best.
Henry A. Wise Senior, shot put
Douglass Senior, discus
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KEEPING IT BRIEF Bowie boys’ soccer coach retires After 25 seasons as the boys’ soccer coach at Bowie High School and a county teacher, Richard Kirkland has retired from both positions.
13th season as one of Deetjen’s assistants. “It’s really hard to explain how much I have learned from coach Kirkland,” Deetjen said. “These last seven years have taught me to see the game from the coach’s perspective. It’s taught me a lot about dealing with players, dealing with parents, dealing with the media and learning more about the game. I still plan to call him quite a bit. He’s like a walking book of knowledge about soccer.” — TED BLACK
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Richard Kirkland Kirkland, who was 287-9718 during his coaching career, guided the Bulldogs to four Class 4A state titles and 11 4A South Region championships. For the past 39 years, he had also been a teacher at Bon Mill Elementary in Laurel. “I thought it was time,” Kirkland said. “I had known for a while that this was going to be my last year teaching. I had thought about coming back to coach one more year and maybe have a shot at 300 wins, but after a while I ﬁgured it was probably best to just retire from both at the same time. I have three grandchildren now and it’ll be fun to see them play different sports.” Kirkland will be replaced by Franz Deetjen, an economics teacher at the Bowie who has spent the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach with the Bulldogs. Another longtime assistant, Jim Flynn, is expected to return for his
The Bowie Blue Jays fastpitch softball team conducted its annual carwash fundraiser on Saturday afternoon. The team is hoping to secure enough funds to pay for a trip to the USSSA World Series in Orlando next month. The Blue Jays expect to have an 18-under squad and a 14-under squad this summer that will play a Division B schedule — moving up from C last year — and they are also set to compete in several showcase tournaments. Blue Jays’ coach Etienne [Cromer] Saunders, a former player at Charles H. Flowers, is eager to see how well her team plays at the elevated level. “Right now it’s all about pitching and limiting mistakes,” Saunders said. “That’s the difference. When you move up a level, the pitching is better and the defense is better. Before you could get by with three or four errors, but now you can’t. We have several local tournaments at Bachman [Regional Park] and Fairland [in Laurel] and then we’re going to see how we do in the World Series in Florida.” — TED BLACK
Oxon Hill Soph., long jump
Douglass Sr., high Jump
Douglass Fr., long Jump
Douglass Soph., triple jump
Henry A. Wise Senior, pole vault
Martrell Royal Donnell Davis Lamario Favron Joshua Wilkins
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Edged out Bowie to win county championship by a half point. Scored 117.5 points to win 2A state championship. Also won their region title.
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Bowie native dominates Prince-Mont league Enoch set to begin collegiate career at Harvard this fall
BY TED BLACK STAFF WRITER
As hundreds of county swimmers dove into the various pools for the start of the 2014 Prince-Mont Swim League Saturday morning, Belair Swim & Racquet Club standout Geordie Enoch took the ﬁrst strokes toward her ﬁnal season in the league. Enoch, a recent McDonogh School graduate that plans to enroll at Harvard University in the fall, has showcased her talents each summer for part of two decades, dating back to her ﬁrst season of competition in 2003. Along the way, her name has graced the record books at several pools and last summer,
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Recent McDonogh School graduate Geordie Enoch is one of the top swimmers in the Prince-Mont Swim League. SHe is expected to attend Harvard University this fall. before heading to Irvine, Calif., for Junior Nationals, she set nine records at the annual Bowie City Meet. This year’s Bowie City Meet is scheduled for July 8.
Saturday morning, following a two-hour early practice with the Eagles Swim Team at McDonogh, Enoch headed to BSR to start her ﬁnal season with
the Barracudas. She missed one of her primary events, the 15-18 girls’ 50-meter breastroke, but won the 50 backstroke (32.84) and the 100 individual medley (1 minutes, 10.84 seconds) and capped the meet by anchoring the 9-18 girls’ freestyle relay. “It’s really something that hasn’t hit me yet,” Enoch said of beginning her ﬁnal season at BSR. “I can still remember the ﬁrst time I came here for a meet when I was 6 ... and just being happy to be part of a team. Now I look at a lot of the younger girls on the team and think, ‘Wow, at one time that was me.’ I’m just hoping to have a lot of fun this year and enjoy my last summer of competing for BSR.” Enoch won three events at the annual Prince-Mont All-Star meet last summer at Whitehall Pool & Tennis. BSR is hosting the meet this summer. Among her own teammates, including rising Bowie High
School senior Sarah Leinbach, who ﬁnished second Saturday in the 100 individual medley (1:26.43), Enoch is a competitive inspiration. Leinbach, who admits that part of her motivation at the meets stems from beating her younger sister, Natalie Leinbach, a rising sophomore at Bowie, said that chasing Enoch in any event simply forces her to go faster than she ever has before. “Geordie is really fast,” Sarah Leinbach said. “I know that she’s going to beat me in the 100 IM, but I also know that I have a chance to keep dropping time when I compete against her. My goal this summer is to go under 1:25 for the 100 IM. Competing against Geordie pushed me to go a personal best. It’s the next best thing to beating my sister.” Last summer, Enoch won all three events at the annual Bowie City Meet and did so in record fashion. Her ﬁnal times not only
established meet, pool and team records, they were all faster than the times the boys’ swimmers posted in each of those events. They would have also established new Prince-Mont records, although the meet, held during the middle of the league schedule, is not considered a league meet. Whitehall swimmer Annie Hayburn, a rising sophomore at St. Mary’s of Annapolis also looks forward to facing Enoch this summer. “I’ve always looked up to Geordie,” Hayburn said. “She’s such an amazing swimmer and she’s also a great role model for the other girls’ swimmers. When I swim against people like Geordie, who are so good, it can only make me better. I look forward to any opportunity just to be in the same event with her.” email@example.com
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The Bishop McNamara High School girls’ basketball team wasn’t dominating summer league games like this a year ago. That’s because the Mustangs, coming off a 3-24 season, didn’t even have a summer team. But what a difference a year and a new coach can make. Under second-year coach
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2013 Beetle MT/CPO.....#V063133A, Black, 7,112 Miles...........$16,994 2013 Beetle CPO.......#V000536A, Black, 10,333 Miles.............$17,492 2010 CC Sedan........#V043167A, Island Gray, 65,572 Miles..........$17,991 2012 Jeep Liberty 4WD.....#V6113A, White, 26,187 Miles.........$17,496 2011 Tiguan SE............#VP0062, Red, 30,864 Miles.................$18,991 2011 Jetta TDI.............#VP0059, Black, 41,750 Miles................$18,992 2012 Jetta TDI MT......#V273915A, Red, 40,603 Miles...............$18,992 2009 BMW 3-Series. .#V070130A, Gray, 41,804 Miles..............$19,491 2013 Passat SE...........#VPR0060, White, 6,093 Miles...............$21,912 2013 GTI HB..................#V010407A, Red, 8,460 Miles............$24,991 2012 Honda CR-V EX-L.....#V274812A, Silver, 34,278 Miles.......$25,995
All prices exclude tax, tags, title, freight and $200 processing fee. Cannot be combined with any previous advertised or internet special. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. See dealer for details. 0% APR Up To 60 Months on all models. See dealer for details. Ourisman VW World Auto Certified Pre Owned financing for 60 months based on credit approval thru VW. Excludes Title, Tax, Options & Dealer Fees. Special APR financing cannot be combined with sale prices. Ends 06/30/14.
Ourisman VW of Laurel 3371 Fort Meade Road, Laurel
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$24,990 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in..... $24,990 #478000A, 18K Miles, CVT Automatic Transmission
TOYOTA/SCION PRE-OWNED P R E - OW N E D 355 355 TOYOTA/SCION
MSRP 22,765 $
#9009449, Power Windows, Power Locks, Keyless Entry
13 Hyundai Sonata LTD #470517A, 20K $ $
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2005 Jeep Liberty Sport
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#440003A, Automatic, SUV, 1-Owner
2009 Pontiac G6 Sedan #340192A, Automatic, LTD Avail, Nuance Leather
2014 NISSAN VERSA S SEDAN MSRP: Sale Price:
#11154, w/Manual Transmission 2 At This Price: VINS: 854836, 856841
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2013 Kia Rio LX #441519A, Automatic, 1-Owner
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#12114 2 At This Price: VINS: 224086, 245472
2014 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S MSRP: Sale Price: Nissan Rebate: NMAC Bonus Cash:
#13114 2 At This Price: VINS: 903606, 903629
2014 NISSAN MAXIMA S MSRP: Sale Price: Nissan Rebate: NMAC Bonus Cash:
2009 Toyota Camry LE #447505A, Automatic, Sedan
$23,815 $19,695 -$1,500 -$500
$32,500 $27,995 -$3,500 -$500
2011 Nissan Altima
#P8983, Automatic, Leather, 1-Owner
2013 Mini Cooper S
#P8951, Only 3,800 $ Miles, Pano Roof, Turbocharged, 1-Owner
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#P8993, FWD, Automatic, Sunroof, 1-Owner
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#16114 2 At This Price: VINS: 474864, 474800
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#25014 2 At This Price: VINS: 702643, 703709
$31,940 $26,995 -$1,500 -$500
2013 Audi A4 Premium #E0341, Sunroof, Automatic, 1-Owner
2012Mercedes-BenzC-ClassC250Sport #E0338, Automatic, RWD, Navigation, Sunroof, 1-Owner
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15911 Indianola Drive • Rockville, MD (at Rt. 355 across from King Farm)
Prices include all rebates and incentives. NMAC Bonus Cash requires financing through NMAC with approved credit. Prices exclude tax, tags, freight (cars $810, trucks $845-$995), and $200 processing charge. Sentra Conquest Bonus requires proof of current ownership of any Toyota, Honda, or Hyundai vehicle. Prices valid only on listed VINS. See dealer for details. Offer expires 06/24/2014.
15911 Indianola Drive • Rockville, MD (at Rt. 355 across from King Farm)
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DARCARS VOLVO OF ROCKVILLE 2002 Volvo S60 Sedan
#P9012, Manual, 13k Miles, 1-Owner
#E0312, 43k Miles
#426069A, FWD, Auto, 1-Owner
2012 Fiat 500 M/T Crossover
2012 Honda Civic LX
#E0309, 43k Miles, 1-Owner
2012 Toyota Camry LE
#426046A, Auto, 25K miles, Silver, 1-Owner
2011 Honda CRV EX-L
#422001A, 22k Miles
2012 Chevy Captiva
2013 Hyundai Genesis
#E0307, 29k Miles, 1-Owner
2005 Ford Thunderbird
#526016A, 50th Anniversary Coupe, V8, 30k Miles, 3.9L DOHC
2010 Jeep Compass
2010 Ford Escape
#526902A, 61k Miles
2011 Infiniti G25 Sedan
#P9028, 1-Owner, Auto, 42K miles, Blue Slate
2012 Volvo S60 Sedan
#P9029, Auto, T5, Moonroof, 28K miles, Certified, 1-Owner
2012 Mazda I Touring.........................................................$13,980 2013 Subaru Outback.......................................................$23,980 #E0313, 39k Miles
#E0318, Premium Wagon, Twilight Blue, 1-Owner, 28k Miles
2011 Volvo V50 T5 Wagon...........................................$21,480 2012 Volvo S60 T5 Sedan............................................$24,998 #P8994, Auto, Certified, 1-Owner, Titanium Grey
#P9037, Silver, 1-Owner, Auto, 2.5L 5-Cyl Turbocharged
2008 BMW 3 Series...............................................................$23,452 2011 Land Rover LR2........................................................$25,480
#526632C, Titanium Silver, 48K Miles, Manual
#P8964, Auto, HSE SUV
2010 Volvo S80 Turbo Sedan.................................$23,980 2012 Mercedes Benz C250.......................................$25,480 #426014A, I6, Auto, 46K Miles, 1-Owner, Certified
#E0315, 26k Miles
15401 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD
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2014 NEW COROLLA LE
NEW 2014 COROLLA LE 3 AVAILABLE: #470683, 470684, 470685
2 AVAILABLE: #470672, 470699
4 DR., 4 CYL., AUTO
AFTER $500 REBATE
NEW2 AVAILABLE: 2014#477554, PRIUS C 477526
NEW 2014.5 CAMRY LE 2 AVAILABLE: #472498, 472501
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NEW 2014 SCION XD 2 AVAILABLE: #453039, 453014
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15625 Frederick Rd (Rte 355) • Rockville, MD n OPEN SUNDAY n VISIT US ON THE WEB AT www.355Toyota.com
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PRICES AND PAYMENTS INCLUDE ANY APPLICABLE MANUFACTURE’S REBATES AND EXCLUDE MILITARY ($500) AND COLLEGE GRAD ($500) REBATES, TAX, TAGS, DEALER PROCESSING CHARGE ($200) AND FREIGHT: CARS $795 OR $810, TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY AND SIENNAS $810, $845 AND $995. *0.9% APR & 0% APR FINANCING UP TO 60 MONTHS TO QUALIFIED BUYERS THRU TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES. TOTAL FINANCED CANNOT EXCEED MSRP PLUS OPTIONS, TAX, AND LICENSE FEES. 0% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $16.67 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. 0.9% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $17.05 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. APR OFFERS ARE NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER CASH BACK OR LEASE OFFER. NOT ALL BUYERS WILL QUALIFY.**LEASE PAYMENTS BASED ON 36 MONTHS, 12,000 MILES PER YEAR WITH $995 DOWN PLUS $650 ACQUISITION FEE, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED. SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. 2014 COROLLAU & PRIUS PLUG-IN LEASES ARE FOR 24 MONTHS WITH $995 DOWN. EXPIRES 06/30/2014.
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