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Officials may serve up calorie counts

‘We wanted the best candidate’

Menu-labeling is part of county effort to trim high obesity rate



People might see more numbers on the menu when they eat out in Prince George’s if the county passes a law requiring chain restaurants to list calorie contents next to items on all their menus. Restaurants with five or more locations in the county would have to list calorie and salt content for “permanent” menu items — those offered for at least 30 days a year — or face a $100 fine, according to the bill, CB-74-2013, that County Councilman Eric C. Olson introduced Sept. 17.


Leslie Lowe (left), the new principal of Beltsville Academy, visits Friday with pre-kindergarten student Joselyn Castillo, 4, of Beltsville at the school.

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When the principal position at Beltsville Academy became available, parents took matters into their own hands and started an online petition to get longtime educator Leslie Lowe hired. “We wanted the best candidate, and we felt that was Leslie. She’s been here a very long time, and she’s got a fantastic relationship with the staff, and she is an excellent organizational leader,” said Andrew Hammond, president of the academy’s Parent Teacher Organization. Lowe, 47, of Anne Arundel County,

was hired to take the helm Aug. 26. At the time she was named to the post, the petition had 170 signatures. Lowe is entering her 25th year at the school, rising from a substitute teacher in 1989 to an assistant principal in 2004. She said this was her first time applying for the principal’s position, and explained that taking the reins is easier as she has been at the school so long. “As a ‘new’ principal, I don’t have the added demands of learning a school I’ve never been at, or learning a community I’m unfamiliar with. All of those demands I already know,” Lowe said. After former Principal Rashida Ed-

wards left for Rosaryville Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, parents became concerned a new principal would be appointed without their input, Hammond said, so the online petition was launched. Lowe said she appreciates the effort parents made on her behalf, even if it didn’t affect her selection. Prince George’s County Public Schools spokesman Max Pugh said the school system gets feedback through leadership surveys and not through blogs and petitions. But Lowe said the

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“Over 70 percent of restaurants in Prince George’s are fast-food restaurants so this will capture the vast majority of restaurants in the county,” said Olson (D-Dist. 3) of College Park. The bill is in response to the county’s disproportionately higher diabetes and obesity rates — the highest in the state — and is part of the 2010-2014 health improvement plan, a blueprint for making Prince George’s healthier, Olson said. The bill will affect a lot of fastfood restaurants, which Olson said are one of the primary sources of restaurant food in the county and he thinks that will help residents make healthier decisions. About 71 percent of Prince George’s County residents are obese or overweight, according to

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Candidates differ on Laurel speed cameras Challenger hopes to win rematch from 2011 councilman-at-large election n



Youth services advocate Adrian Rousseau said for the Nov. 5 election, he doesn’t want anyone to think Laurel’s councilman-at-large race is in the bag. “I had a lot of people tell me they didn’t come out to vote because they thought I had it well in hand,” said Rousseau, 50, who works as a security consultant and contractor. In 2011, Rousseau lost the at-large race with 41 percent of the vote. In the 2011 election, 13.4 per-

n College Park mayor and two council members facing challengers in the Nov. 5 elections. n Nine candidates vying for seven at-large Greenbelt district council seats.

See stories, Page A-5 cent of Laurel’s registered voters came to the polls, which city clerk Kim Rau said is high for Laurel municipal elections, where turnout has generally been in the single digits. Once again, Rousseau will square off in a rematch for the council seat held by Michael Leszcz, 66, who is seeking his ninth term in office. In addition to Laurel’s at-large


Hyattsville savings effort sparks electric-car plan City gets grant to buy vehicles to cut fuel costs n



Paying $3,000 per year to fuel a parkingenforcement vehicle doesn’t make sense financially or environmentally, said Jim Chandler, Hyattsville’s director of community and economic development. So, the city put a new plan into gear. For the past three months, officials worked to reduce the gas costs of its government vehicles. They determined that by replacing a 1999 Ford Taurus, which was driven about 10 hours per day, they could significantly cut costs by using battery-powered vehicles.

As part of the Maryland Smart Energy Communities program administered by the Maryland Energy Administration, Chandler said, the city applied for a grant to fund electric vehicles that cost about $15,000 and don’t require gas. The city is expected to receive $59,113 from the Maryland Energy Administration to fund three Polaris GEMs electric vehicles, Chandler said. Rockville uses a Polaris GEM for parking operations, Chandler said. At the Sept. 16 Hyattsville City Council meeting, the council voted to purchase three electric vehicles at a cost not exceeding $52,362, anticipating the funds from the Maryland Energy Administration. Two vehicles will be used for parking compliance. The third, equipped with a storage container, will be used to conduct property



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and rental inspections. The cars are expected to be on the road by mid-November. The third vehicle replaces a 1995 Chevrolet S-10, a compact pickup truck that cost about $2,500 per year in fuel, Chandler said. Maintaining the new cars will require about $100 per year, and additional costs, such as vehicle charging, will be “minimal,” he said. Twenty-six Maryland municipalities are enrolled in the Maryland Smart Energy Communities program, said MEA spokeswoman Devan Willemsen. To receive funding, municipalities must adopt a set of policies specified by the Maryland Energy Administration. “We’re very pleased to see Hyattsville

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SEPT. 26 Seniors: Active Aging Week: “Age of Champions,” 12:30 to 2

p.m., Evelyn Cole Senior Activity Center, 5720 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant. “Age of Champions” is the award-winning documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. Reservations required. Contact 301-386-5525; TTY 301-446-3402. Fourth Thursday Night Out, 5:30 to 7 p.m., High Point High School, 3601 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville. The school hosts its first Fourth Thursday Night Out for the parents of the senior class of 2014. Learn about everything you need to know to help your child graduate. Contact 301-572-6400 or

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Senior Self Awareness Seminar, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Prince

George’s County Police Headquarters, 7600 Barlowe Road, Landover. Free, one-day seminar designed to educate seniors on safety, promote awareness at home and in public, and educate seniors on scams. The class is not physically demanding and is open to all ages. Contact 301-909-7126 or

SEPT. 28 College Park Cares 5K Race, Fun Walk and Kids Dash, 8 to 11 a.m., Ellen Linson Pool, 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. The ninth annual College Park Cares Race, in addition to a 1.5-mile Walk and Kids’ Run (for children 12 and younger). Activities start at 8:15 a.m. at the Ellen Linson Pool. The course continues through Indian Creek Park and around Lake Artemesia. Visit www.collegepark-

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Fall Teas at Montpelier Mansion Historic Site, 1:30 p.m., Mont-

pelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel. Ages 18 and older are invited to enjoy elegant events that feature unique themes. Take your “Downton Abbey” fan for tea. Dress in period costume or as a favorite character. Prizes awarded for best costumes. Cost: $29 per person; $25 for Friends of Montpelier members. Contact 301-3777817; TTY 301-699-2544.

Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. Enjoy an evening at the movies along with fun, hands-on activities inside the museum. All ages. Doors open at 6 p.m., movie starts at 7 p.m. Free with museum admission. Contact 301-864-6029 or

Puppet Show: Ruby’s Journey, 10 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Md. 197, Laurel. Follow the ruby-throated hummingbird as it travels on one of the longest migration routes. Show lasts approximately 20 minutes. All ages welcome. Contact 301-497-5887. Explorations Unlimited, 1 to 3 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Room 200, Greenbelt. Christal Batey, community resource advocate, Greenbelt Assistance in Living Program, will be giving an overview of the Maryland Health Exchange. Contact 301-397-2208.

“Public Art Concepts: An Exhibit of Proposals” sheds new light on new ideas at Joe’s Movement Emporium.

around the world and learn about aviation history. Cost: $4 per adult, $3 for ages 60 and older, $2 for ages 18 and younger, free for ages 2 and younger. Contact 301-8646029; TTY 301-699-2544.

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Laura Schandelmeier and Stephen Clapp (pictured), co-artistic directors of Dance Box Theater, will present “Museum of False Memories” from Oct. 3-6 at Joe’s Movement Emporium. Choreographed by Schandelmeier and Clapp, with original music composition by Jamie Kowalski, the production features Briana Carper, Clapp, Schandelmeier and Ilana Faye Silverstein. For more information, visit or

MORE INTERACTIVE CALENDAR ITEMS AT WWW.GAZETTE.NET, email cpc5k@vecna. com or contact 240-965-4500. National Public Lands Day, 8:45 a.m. to noon, Greenbelt Park, 6565 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt. Discover Greenbelt Park and learn about the 10 miles of trails, camp outdoors or volunteer to help the park. Volunteers can participate in two different park improvement projects. Contact 301-344-3948. Fourth annual College Prep Seminar, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Laurel

Boys and Girls Club, 701 Montgomery St., Laurel. Students will acquire real-world perspectives on applying to college, seeking financial aid and preparing for the SAT from professionals employed in education. Contact St. Ambrose School Fall Festival and Welcome Back Picnic, 11

a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Ambrose School, 6310 Jason St., Hyattsville. A daylong event filled with fun for the whole family. Enjoy games, music, prizes, food and products from vendors. Contact krystalsaustin@ Hispanic Heritage Celebration, noon to 5 p.m., Mount Rainier Nature and Recreation Center, 4701 31st Place, Mount Rainier. Experience Latino culture. Enjoy live music, children’s activities, and job and health fairs. Contact 301927-2163; TTY 301-445-4512. Around the World with Wilbur Wright, noon to 3 p.m., College

Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. A fun and educational tour of the museum, where you can make your own passport, visit places

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ent Research Refuge Visitor Center, Powder Mill Road between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Md. 197, Laurel. Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars recommended. Registration required. Contact 301-497-5887. Run for the Refuge 5K, 9 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract, Md. 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Md. 32, Laurel. Participate in this special fundraising race. You will be contributing to the research of Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and supporting environmental education, outreach and other programs of the Patuxent Research Refuge. Registration: $30. Register online at runfortherefuge. com. Contact 301-497-5887.

SEPT. 30 Xtreme Teens: STEM, Pearl Project, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Seat Pleasant Activity Center, 5720 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant. Registration is ongoing for “The Pearl Project,” a program that empowers girls (grades 5-12) to embrace STEM as a potential future career through a “growth mindset” model. Contact 301-773-6685; TTY 301-218-6768.


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New Carrollton hosts Fun Run to benefit scholarship fund New Carrollton is seeking volunteers and participants for a 5k “Fun Run,” which will help raise money for the Vera Cope Weinbach Scholarship Fund. The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. It will take place Oct. 26 at the Vera Cope Weinbach Neighborhood Park, 6240 Westbrook Drive in New Carrollton. “We want to make sure it’s open to as many people as possible,” said City Councilwoman Katrina Dodro. Early registration for the race is $25 or $35 on race day. The deadline for early registration is Oct. 18. Community members may also support the event by volunteering or sponsoring a runner. For additional information, contact 301-459-6100.

cide,” Jones said. Speakers included Timothy Jansen, the executive director of Community Crisis Services, Inc., a Hyattsville-based nonprofit providing information and assistance on issues such as suicide and homelessness; Laila Riazi, the group’s director of development; and Deborah Toppins, the school’s investigator counselor. Patricia Johnson, parent of a Laurel High graduate and a senior at the school, answered a call for volunteers from the school PTSA and helped put on the program. “It was important to me, because I’m a stakeholder, and even after my students graduate, I will still be a stakeholder,” Johnson said. “When you look at the impact of students committing suicide, it has a profound effect on the community, and on their fellow students.”

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Greenbelt police captain retires after 26 years


Leroy, a Shih Tzu-Maltipoo mix, offers a paw to Ava Keys, 9, of Laurel as she and other pet owners participate in the best trick contest at the annual dog show Sunday at Alice B. McCullough Field in Laurel. Leroy received a ribbon for honorable mention.

Greenbelt Police Capt. Carl Schinner retired from the

Greenbelt Police Department on Sept. 20 after 26 years on the force, according to a GPD news release. Schinner, 52, a resident of Edgewater, began his career with the Greenbelt Police Department in 1987 and served as patrol division commander since July 2010, said GPD spokesman George Mathews. In addition to being awarded Greenbelt Police Officer of the Year three times,

Schinner is the recipient of three lifesaving awards and numerous commendations. “As much as Carl will be missed as a co-worker and valued member of our management team, his daily presence as a friend and a confidant will be a greater loss,” Greenbelt Police Chief James Craze said in the release.

Teen suicide prevention forum held in Laurel Laurel High School hosted a Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention forum for parents and community members Sept. 16. Principal Dwayne Jones said there were approximately

40 people in attendance at the event, which covered suicide myths, statistics, common warning signs and school system protocol. Jones said the event was spurred by the suicide of a student last school year. “Hopefully this will be the start of a conversation in the community about teen sui-

Church mobilizes students to paint bleachers The Maryland Christian Fellowship Community Church of Greenbelt helped paint the bleachers at the Eleanor Roosevelt High School football field on Aug. 24. MCF Pastor Jeff Warner said the church, which has been in Greenbelt for two years, learned from the school that the bleachers had not been painted in 15 years, and began fund raising to purchase paints and supplies.

“We’ve been wanting to do more in the community,” Warner said. “Within two days, we had raised enough money to do it.” The church worked with the school administration and athletics department to provide community service hours for the project, and more than 120 students turned out, Warner said, painting 36,000 square feet of bleachers in under six hours and using 90 gallons of paint. “It was an overall great event, and the kids did an awesome job,” Warner said.

Maryland farmers help protect environment The Maryland Grain Producers Association is hosting a “Maryland Farmers Protect the Bay Every Day” bumper sticker design contest to spread awareness about what farmers are doing to help protect the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland farmers help produce healthy food while responsibly managing their land and limiting nutrient and sediment runoff, said Laurie Adelhardt, MGPA public relations coordinator. “We have a lot of positive things that farmers are doing that people are not aware of,” Adelhardt said. The top prize is $300 and the deadline for submissions is Sept. 30. For additional information, call Adelhardt at 410-705-3700.


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Councils unite to get more input on Hyattsville library

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Cindy Vigil, 5, of Bladensburg climbs a rock wall Saturday at the 17th annual Port Towns Day at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park. More than 1,000 people attended the festival, which is held to honor the Port Towns — Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City and Edmonston — and celebrate their accomplishments. In addition to rock climbing, the event featured live music, games, face painting and other entertainment.

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Lora Fitzgerald of Temple Hills wants Prince George’s County schools to step up and reach youth through a popular dance form. Fitzgerald launched a program Sept. 16 for middle school-age children to promote stepping, a form of percussive dance involving foot stepping and hand clapping. “Stepping is a vibrant thing,” said Fitzgerald, a program specialist with the Bowie Community Center. Fifty children registered for the first week of the program, which is called S.T.R.I.V.E — Success through Teamwork, Respect, Inclusiveness, Values and Excellence. Ameera Westfield, 14, of Bladensburg was looking forward to participating in S.T.R.I.V.E. “I like the teamwork, and how you feel like you’re a part of a family when you join step team,” Westfield said. Richard Melvern is a volunteer coach of “Dem’ Raider Boyz,” a nationally ranked step squad from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt. He said the squad is sustained entirely by donations and competition earnings. It costs about $4,000 per year to fund his 22-person team, he said. Melvern said programs like S.T.R.I.V.E. could help draw awareness for step dancing. “Having more opportunities for young people to get involved with stepping, I believe, will increase their demand to participate in the art form,” Melvern said. Fitzgerald said there are about eight high school step teams in the

Seeking greater input on plans to build a new Hyattsville Branch Library, community members from neighboring municipalities are joining efforts to stall plans for the $14.3 million facility. Plans for renovating the 49-yearold site have been in place since 1988, according to the Prince George’s County’s Capital Improvement Program. In the fiscal 2014 Capital Improvement Program, the project was converted into a complete rebuild because the current facility had infrastructure problems and was less compatible with modern library designs, said Kathleen Teaze, director of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. “It essentially has the library making consequential decisions, and then coming to the public,” said Hyattsville councilman Bart Lawrence (Ward 1). Hyattsville community members shared concerns Aug. 13 with Calverton-based developer Grimm + Parker Architects representatives at the library in a meeting arranged by the library system. “[The meeting was] a tiny part of what should have been a much larger effort,” Lawrence said. Hyattsville council members voted Sept. 16 to send a letter to Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) requesting suspension of the library’s redesign until there are additional opportunities for community input. The letter also asked the county

to revisit the decision on whether to rebuild the facility, which was constructed in 1964, mentioning aesthetic, historical and programmatic implications. Residents in attendance at the Aug. 13 meeting said they were concerned about preserving the distinctive flying saucer structure above the building’s entrance and wanted the new library to maintain a diverse book collection. Mount Rainier’s council voted Sept. 3 to send a letter of support for public input on the library to the county. “It’s interesting that a number of municipalities have concerns,” said Mount Rainier Councilman Brent Bolin (Ward 2). “Hopefully the county will be responsive to that.” University Park officials are also concerned about the lack of public input in the design phase. “The town just wanted to be able to weigh in,” said Tracey Toscano, University Park’s town clerk. Melanie Hennigan, partner at Grimm + Parker, said the firm will begin working on schematic designs for the project in October. The site is set to open in 2015. “We’re very open to community input wherever it comes from,” Hennigan said. Prince George’s County Del. Doyle L. Niemann (D-Dist. 47) of Mount Rainier, a member of the Friends of the Hyattsville Branch, called the decision to rebuild the facility “a no-brainer.” He said suspending the redesign could result in Hyattsville’s branch losing funding for the facility, a concern shared by Teaze. “If one project doesn’t move, another one will,” Niemann said.


Navy Yard shooting prompts addition to emergency preparedness session BY CHASE COOK STAFF WRITER


Brion Whyte, 11, of Greenbelt stretches with his peers during a class that is part of the S.T.R.I.V.E. program Monday night at the Bladensburg Community Center. county. She wants S.T.R.I.V.E. to demonstrate there is interest among middle school students, too. She said her long-term goal is for step dancing to be recognized as a sport or an art, so it can receive funding from the school system. Prince George’s County Schools spokeswoman ShaVon McConnell said step teams are considered an extracurricular activity and thus do not receive county funding. Two 90-minute S.T.R.I.V.E. sessions are held each week at six participating community centers in Bowie, Bladensburg, Capitol Heights, Forestville, Landover and Temple Hills. Classes focus primarily on stepping, but also include health and personal development components. “It takes discipline, it takes creativity, it takes stamina to do it,” said Fitzgerald, who has coached youth

stepping groups since 1995. The first class at the Bladensburg Community Center began with students recording their heart rates and continued with a 60-minute exercise regimen of sit-ups, push-ups and jumping jacks. Brion Whyte, 11, of Greenbelt said he participates in other sports, but enjoys the athletic component of step dancing. “I just like the movement of it,” he said. Melvern said he is encouraged by Fitzgerald’s efforts to reach youth, as he started step dancing with his church when he was 7 years old. “Seeing this same opportunity being presented around the county, I find it not only necessary, but also inspiring,” Melvern said.

Prince George’s County officials say they hope adding an active shooter presentation in response to the recent Washington Navy Yard shooting will help residents better understand how to respond to threats and save lives. Ronnie Gill, Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management director, said that in light of recent events, this training would help address an emerging threat, “especially when it happens next door to you.” On Sept. 16, Aaron Alexis, 34, of Texas allegedly killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard after he got into the facility with a gun, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Alexis died in a gun battle with police, according to MPD. The active shooter presentation will be part of the 2013 Emergency Preparedness Conference, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden Ministry Center, 3600 Brightseat Road in Landover, Gill said. While the panel is still being put together, panelists will be discussing safety procedures related to active

shooter scenarios, Gill said. Rex Barrett, Prince George’s County Public Schools’ acting security director, said he will be part of the new panel, discussing safety systems in place if a school is confronted with an active shooter. This panel is an opportunity to show parents and residents what the schools do in these situations, and part of the discussion will be teaching parents how they can help, he said. “One of the things we want to urge is candid conversations with your kids,” Barrett said. “If you see something, say something.” Lt. William Alexander, a county police spokesman, said people should develop plans for active shooter situations, as having a plan goes a long way to making sure people respond appropriately and saves lives. Alexander cautions that plans are not always foolproof and people should be prepared to adapt if the situation calls for it. “In those situations you aren’t going to have time to think,” Alexander said. “We encourage people to have a plan and practice that plan.” The conference takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and attendance is free, but registration is required. To register for the conference, call the Office of Emergency Management at 301780-8313.


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Mayor, two council Rare disease inspires outreach effort seats contested in College Park races Lanham woman speaks at patient education event about Cushing’s disease n

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The College Park mayor and two council members are facing challengers in the Nov. 5 city elections, which will also usher in two new leaders as a two incumbents leave office. Robert McCeney, who ran twice unsuccessfully for a District 3 City Council seat, will try to unseat incumbent Mayor Andrew Fellows, who was elected mayor in 2009 after representing District 3 from 2001 to 2007. Council districts 1 and 3 are competitive races, each having three candidates vying for the two council seats per district. Districts 2 and 4 will see new faces, as incumbents Robert Catlin (Dist. 2) and Marcus Afzali (Dist. 4) are not seeking re-election. Newcomers P.J. Brennan (Dist. 2) and Alan Hew (Dist. 4) are unopposed and will join incumbents Monroe Dennis and Denise Mitchell, respectively. McCeney, an elementary school teacher in 2011 who did not return repeated calls regarding his current job title, ran for District 3 council in 2009 and 2011, garnering 14 percent and 17 percent of the vote. Fellows, who also works as Chesapeake Region director for the environmental nonprofit Clean Water Action, was unopposed in the last two mayoral elections. In District 1, there is a threeway race for the two seats be-

tween challenger Benjamin S. Mellman, an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, and incumbents S.M. Fazlul Kabir, a software engineer, and Patrick L. Wojahn, an attorney. District 1 in the north of the city includes the neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Hollywood, Daniels Park and portions of Oak Springs and Cherry Hill. District 2 in the mid-east area of the city includes the neighborhoods of Ranchville, Berwyn, Lakeland, a portion of Oak Springs and the south portion of the University of Maryland campus. District 3 will see newcomer Matthew Popkin, a public policy graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, running against incumbents Robert W. Day and Stephanie E. Stullich for the two district seats. District 3 in the south of the city encompasses the neighborhoods of Calvert Manor, Yarrow, College Park Estates, Calvert Hills, a small southeast portion of the university campus and Old Town, College Park’s downtown area and Fraternity Row. There are only two candidates for the two seats in District 4, the mid-west area of the city, which includes the neighborhoods of College Park Woods, Crystal Springs, most of Cherry Hill and Autoville. Mitchell was first elected to the council in 2009. She is CEO of EEM&J Child Care Solutions. Hew is self-employed in computer support. Afzali, who was also elected to represent District 4 in 2009, will not return for a third term. janfenson-comeau@


Stacy L. Hardy of Lanham described herself as athletic, which is why she became concerned when in 1996 she mysteriously gained 240 pounds that took five doctors 14 years to determine she had a potentially fatal disease. Now Hardy said she wants to raise awareness among others who may unknowingly have Cushing’s disease, but are unaware of the symptoms and treatment. It wasn’t until 2010 that Hardy, now 43, was diagnosed with the disease, a rare disorder that causes the body to release too much cortisol, the body’s stress or “fight or flight” hormone, said Gary Wand, a pituitary gland specialist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Excess cortisol causes weight gain, especially in the stomach, extreme fatigue, muscle aches, anxiety and depression, he said. “I didn’t even know what Cushing’s was. I was ready to just live with [the symptoms],” Hardy said, adding that by the time she was diagnosed she felt so tired she could barely move. At 5 feet, 4 inches tall, Hardy said she reached 365 pounds during her struggle with the disease. “We knew something for a while wasn’t right, but I never thought it would be something like that,” said Hardy’s daughter, Paij Hardy, 21, a student at Baltimore City Community College. Just three out of every one million people are diagnosed with Cushing’s each year, said Wand, who estimates he sees 30 patients per year worldwide.


Lanham resident Stacey L. Hardy, a survivor of Cushing’s disease, will speak about her experience with the pituitary disorder at an upcoming event at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 2011, Hardy underwent 16 hours of surgery at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore to remove four tumors from her pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain that controls the release of cortisol. Today, she is 100 pounds lighter, with the weight still rapidly coming off, and said she is determined to serve as a lifelong support and education source for her fellow “cushies” — others with Cushing’s disease. Hardy will speak Saturday at the Johns Hopkins Pituitary Gland Center’s fifth annual Patient Education Day, an event to raise awareness about the disease, Wand said. Since the pituitary gland is the size of a kidney bean, Hardy underwent several brain scans before doctors, who previously suggested she might have leu-

kemia or needed to diet and exercise more, could tell there were tumors on her gland, she said. Hardy’s experience with delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis is not unique, Wand said. Cushing’s is a “subtle” disease, which is difficult to diagnose, and not everyone exhibits the same symptoms, he said. If left untreated for more

than a decade, the disease is fatal, but removing the pituitary gland tumors has proved extremely successful, Wand said. “I’m evidence that there’s help out there,” Hardy said. “I can move. I can almost run. I can bend over and pick up a box. Oh my goodness, I can dance.”

Nine candidates vie for seven Greenbelt posts BY JAMIE ANFENSON-COMEAU STAFF WRITER

Nine candidates are vying for the seven at-large Greenbelt district council seats in the upcoming election, including a homeless man who also ran in 2011. In addition to the seven incumbents, who are all running for re-election, two challengers have also filed to run in the Nov. 5 municipal election. One, William Orleans, resides in Greenbelt, but maintains no fixed address, said Elections Clerk Cindy Murray.

Homicide witness fatally shot

Prince George’s County police are investigating the fatal shooting of Kquante Fisher, 19, who was found dead Sept. 18 morning in Fort Washington. At 9:25 a.m., police responded to a home at the 6100 block of Kildare Court for a welfare check, and officers found Fisher suffering from a gunshot wound, said police spokesman Lt. William Alexander. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and preliminary investigation shows the shooting was not accidental, Alexander said. Fisher had previously been a suspect in another homicide that occurred in January, but he had since been changed to a witness, and Alexander said Fisher’s previous affiliations with that case might have played a role in his death. Anyone with information is urged to call the homicide unit at 301-772-4925, or to leave an anonymous tip, call the Crime Solvers line at 866-411-8477. — CHASE COOK

Orleans is a regular attendee of City Council meetings. Orleans was the sole challenger in 2011, earning 4.4 percent of the total votes cast in the eight-candidate race. Orleans has no contact information listed other than a post office box. The second challenger in the race, Susan Stewart, did not immediately return requests for

comment via phone and email. Voters may cast up to seven votes for candidates to fill the two-year term seven council seats. At the start of the new term, the council votes for one member to serve as mayor and another to serve as mayor pro tem, according to the city charter. Greenbelt’s current mayor,

Judith “J” Davis, was first elected to the City Council in 1993 and was elected mayor by the council in 1997, a position she has continued to hold. Emmett Jordan, the council’s mayor pro tem, made history in 2009 as Greenbelt’s first black council member. The other five incumbents

seeking re-election are Konrad Herling, first elected in 2003; Leta Mach, first elected in 2003; Silke Pope, first elected in 2009; Edward Putens, first elected in 1981 and Rodney Roberts, first elected in 1991. janfenson-comeau@





Karen “Noodle” Renee Macdonald,

50, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD on Friday, September 20, 2013 after her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, with family members at her side.




Karen was born on February 23, 1963 in Washington, DC. She was the daughter of the late Clifton J. Thompson and the late Barbara A. Latham Thompson. Karen enjoyed spending time with her family, bingo, traveling, photography, yard sales/ flea markets, car shows, shopping and decorating. She was an animal lover and absolutely loved the beach.


In addition to her parents, Karen was predeceased by her brother, Thomas J. Thompson. Karen is survived by her husband, David P. Macdonald of Mechanicsville, MD; her son, Michael A. Macdonald of Mechanicsville, MD; daughters, Ashley M. Macdonald of Mechanicsville, MD and Linda R. Macdonald of Newburg, MD; brother, Chris J. Thompson of Newburg, MD; sisters, Sandy L. Nealis of Port Orange, FL and Sherry L. (Thompson) Altizer of Deale, MD; and her beloved dog, Marleigh. Family and friends will be received for Karen’s Life Celebration on Friday, September 27, 2013, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM, here at the funeral home. Father John Ball will officiate. Memorial Contributions may be made to: St. Jude’s Cancer Research, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 1894852





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Prince George’s County’s efforts to keep serious violent offenders behind bars will be aided thanks to a state grant. “In order for a person to stay off the street, we have to be able to prosecute them,” said John Erzen, spokesman for Prince George’s State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. A grant provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention is being used to add and maintain staff members in the Alsobrooks’ Strategic Investigations Unit. Erzen said the funds will pay for 11 positions, most of which were covered previously by other grants. Additional grant details will be provided at the announcement, Erzen said.

The aid is essential as Erzen said there are approximately 90 prosecutors in the state’s attorney’s office who deal with repeat violent offenders. “We’re talking about violent cases, homicides, assaults, rapes,” he said. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) will announce the grant at Old Central Avenue in Capitol Heights, the site where Marckel Ross, 18, a Central High School junior, was found dead as a result of a gunshot wound on Sept. 11, 2012. Erzen said the Strategic Investigations Unit worked closely with local law enforcement to charge Travon Bennett, 20, of Bryans Road with first-degree murder. Police arrested Bennett on Feb. 25, 2013. He is currently in jail on a no-bond status awaiting a December trial. “It gives us an opportunity to highlight the unit and highlight the partnership between our office and the police department,” Erzen said.

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POLICE BLOTTER This activity report is provided by the Prince George’s County Police Department as a public service to the community and is not a complete listing of all events and crime reported.

District 1 Headquarters, Hyattsville,

301-699-2630, covering Adelphi, Beltsville, Berwyn Heights, Bladensburg, Brentwood, Calverton, Cheverly, Chillum, College Park, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, Edmonston, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Landover, Landover Hills, Langley Park, Mount Rainier, New Carrollton, North Brentwood, Riverdale, Riverdale Park, University Park and West Lanham Hills.

SEPT. 16 Vehicle stolen, 2000 block University Blvd, 3:31 a.m. Vehicle stolen, 5000 block Creston St., 6:24 a.m. Theft, 5400 block Newton St., 8:38 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 7400 block Dartmouth Ave, 9:04 a.m. Vehicle stolen, 9300 block Adelphi Road, 11:41 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 7500 block Annapolis Road, 1:02 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 8400 block Annapolis Road, 1:09 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 7500 block Annapolis Road, 1:26 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 6600 block An-

ONLINE For additional police blotters, visit napolis Road, 2:30 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 7400 block Riggs Road, 3:14 p.m. Theft, 2000 block Brighton Road, 6:30 p.m. Theft, 7300 block Baltimore Ave, 8:56 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 5900 block 85th Ave, 9:00 p.m. Residential break-in, 1000 block Fairview Ave, 10:40 p.m.

SEPT. 17 Theft, 6900 block Standish Drive, 10:07 a.m. Robbery, 85th Ave/Harkins Road, 10:10 a.m. Residential break-in, 5200 block 56th Ave, 10:28 a.m. Vehicle stolen, 5200 block 85th Ave, 10:36 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 3000 block Queens Chapel Road, 11:28 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 5200 block 85th Ave, 11:35 a.m. Theft, 5800 block Riggs Road, 1:25 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 10100 block Baltimore Ave, 1:38 p.m. Theft, 9600 block Milestone Way, 2:37 p.m. Assault, 7500 block Annapo-

lis Road, 2:52 p.m.

Residential break-in, 5500

block Karen Elaine Drive, 4:04 p.m. Theft, 7400 block Riverdale Road, 5:05 p.m. Residential break-in, 6600 block 61st Place, 6:17 p.m.

Robbery on commercial property, 3700 block Bladensburg

Road, 7:34 p.m.

SEPT. 18 Theft, 1800 block Longford Drive, 12:07 a.m. Vehicle stolen and recovered,

3900 block Warner Ave, 12:41 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 9200 block Adelphi Road, 6:44 a.m. Residential break-in, 6600 block Auburn Ave, 8:46 a.m. Theft, 7000 block Highview Terrace, 9:08 a.m. Assault, 7500 block Annapolis Road, 10:50 a.m. Theft, 5400 block Taussig Road, 11:24 a.m. Residential break-in, 8400 block New Hampshire Ave, 12:47 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 4000 block Warner Ave, 1:41 p.m. Theft, 8700 block Baltimore Ave, 4:14 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 5300 block Quincy Place, 4:29 p.m. Robbery, 3400 block Dean Drive, 11:10 p.m.

SEPT. 19 Theft, unit block of Lehigh Road, 12:05 a.m.

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7400 block Annapolis Road, 9:28 a.m. Theft, 6900 block Barton Road, 11:59 a.m. Theft, 6500 block Landover Road, 2:04 p.m. Residential break-in, 3900 block Warner Ave, 4:14 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 3900 block 53rd Place, 5:27 p.m. Theft, 4300 block Tuckerman St., 6:41 p.m.




SEPT. 20 Residential break-in, 4300 block Knox Road, 2:58 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 6700 block Belcrest Road, 5:05 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 7700 block Arehart Drive, 5:47 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 4100 block 71st Ave, 7:14 a.m. Vehicle stolen, 9300 block Adelphi Road, 9:13 a.m. Vehicle stolen, 7100 block Good Luck Road, 9:25 a.m. Vehicle stolen, 5600 block 61st Place, 9:31 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 5400 block Macbeth St., 9:33 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 5300 block 85th Ave, 10:46 a.m.

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Robbery on commercial property, 5800 block Eastern Ave,


11:42 a.m. Theft, 5800 block Landover Road, 11:50 a.m. Residential break-in, 700 block Sheridan St., 12:48 p.m. Residential break-in, 6100 block 86th Ave, 1:30 p.m. Residential break-in, 8500 block 14th Ave, 1:43 p.m. Residential break-in, 7000 block Eversfield Drive, 2:30 p.m.

Residential break-in, 4100

block 40th St., 4:02 p.m.

Residential break-in, 4800 block Hollywood Road, 5:11 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 5000 block 54th Ave, 5:17 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 5600 block Nicholson St., 7:11 p.m. Robbery, West Lanham Drive/Cross St., 8:16 p.m. Assault with a weapon, 4100 block Beall Ave, 10:06 p.m.

SEPT. 21 Theft from vehicle, 9500 block

49th Ave, 8:19 a.m.

Theft from vehicle, 8200 block 55th Ave, 9:55 a.m. Assault, 1800 block University Blvd, 11:38 a.m. Theft from vehicle, Eb Annapolis Road/Cooper Lane, 11:58 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 6700 block New Hampshire Ave, 12:02 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 6200 block Annapolis Road, 1:40 p.m. Theft, 4800 block Greenbelt Road, 1:42 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 5200 block Kenilworth Ave, 3:34 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 8100 block Annapolis Road, 4:21 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 7100 block Glenridge Drive, 4:56 p.m. Theft, 10200 block Baltimore Ave, 6:34 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 6800 block New Hampshire Ave, 8:30 p.m. Theft, 7600 block West Park Drive, 9:22 p.m. Robbery on commercial property, 5500 block Tuxedo Road,

10:27 p.m.

SEPT. 22 Commercial property breakin, 8500 block Annapolis Road,

12:49 a.m.

Residential break-in, 5400

block 16th Ave, 1:25 a.m.

Commercial property break-in,

7400 block Annapolis Road, 4:38 a.m. Residential break-in, 3900 block Warner Ave, 7:07 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 9300 block Cherry Hill Road, 8:18 a.m. Commercial property breakin, 9900 block Rhode Island Ave,

8:32 a.m.

Residential break-in, 5000 block Pierce Ave, 9:37 a.m. Vehicle stolen, Merrimac Drive/Tahona Drive, 10:33 a.m. Commercial property break-in,

6700 block New Hampshire Ave, 12:05 p.m. Theft, 1800 block Metzerott Road, 12:17 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 1800 block Metzerott Road, 4:37 p.m. Sexual assault, 6800 block Shephard St., 8:48 p.m. Residential break-in, 7300 block Riggs Road, 8:48 p.m. Robbery, 38th St./Utah Ave, 9:19 p.m.

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SEPT. 16 Assault, 5800 block Coolidge St., 12:04 a.m. Robbery, 5000 block Silver Hill Court, 12:21 a.m. Commercial property breakin, 6600 block Walker Mill Road,

6:02 a.m.

Theft from vehicle, 3900 block Regency Pky, 6:04 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 2400 block Ramblewood Drive, 6:14 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 7100 block Donnell Place, 6:53 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 3900 block Regency Pky, 7:08 a.m. Residential break-in, 1300 block Eastern Ave, 7:39 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 7300 block Donnell Place, 7:56 a.m. Assault, 1600 block Tulip Ave, 8:37 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 3700 block Donnell Drive, 9:45 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 5500 block Rollins Lane, 10:14 a.m. Commercial property break-in,

8600 block Leslie Ave, 10:21 a.m. Theft, 6700 block Walker Mill Road, 12:26 p.m.


Vehicle stolen and recovered,

2100 block Brightseat Road, 2:12 p.m. Vehicle stolen, Boones Hill Road/Eb Marlboro Pike, 3:27 p.m. Residential break-in, 5000 block Silver Hill Court, 4:18 p.m. Theft, 2400 block Brightseat Road, 4:22 p.m. Robbery, Columbia Park Road/Kent Village Drive, 9:06 p.m.


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Firefighters take flight, raise funds Team created craft for event at National Harbor



The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department dispatched one of its newest engines to National Harbor on Saturday, but this model wasn’t built to fight fires — it was made to fly. County firefighter George Raburn of Denton and four other firefighters competed in the National Red Bull Flugtag on Saturday at National Harbor. The group drove their team-made flying machine into the Potomac River to raise money for the Local 1619 Washington Hospital Center Burn Fund, which is used to help injured Prince George’s County firefighters and their families. The Flugtag is a national event sponsored by Red Bull, an energy drink company, in which people build gliders and fly them as far as they can after pushing the craft off a 24-foot-tall deck. The event took place in five different cities simultaneously, a first for Red Bull’s Flugtag. Flugtag means “flying day” or “air show” in German. Raburn’s craft was a replica of Engine 842, the first truck to respond to National Harbor. The team wrapped a large photograph of the engine around a PVC pipe base and placed a glider with large, black wings on top that would detach once pushed off the platform. After the team did their required dance number, Raburn climbed atop the craft’s wings, piloting the craft about 6 feet after his team pushed him off the platform. While receiving big cheers from the crowd of more than 10,000 people, the county group failed to place. The winner of the event, team Harvest Bureau of Pennsylvania, took home first place after its tractor-shaped glider flew 54 feet. While Raburn said the event was entertaining, he said the focus was more on raising the money to help firefighters. “If we are going to have the public’s attention, why not raise some money?” Raburn said. “It’s been a very long three months



G. James Gholson Middle School students (from left) Nia Dunn, Leontyne Galabe and Darius Holmes compete Tuesday in the Science Bowl at the Bonnie F. Johns Educational Media Center in Landover.

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Prince George’s County firefighter George Raburn pilots a replica of Engine 842 into the Potomac River at National Harbor during the National Red Bull Flugtag. This was the first time the county fire/EMS department participated in the event, which featured 29 teams. putting this together.” Raburn said the team raised about $6,000 before the Flugtag event, with the final count still being tallied as of Monday afternoon. Money was raised by selling Tshirts and gathering sponsorships, Raburn said. The burn fund is managed by the Prince George’s County Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics Association, which typically donates about $10,000 per year to the Washington Hospital Center’ Burn Unit, union president Andrew Pantelis said. The fund also keeps $10,000 in its coffers to help firefighters and their families, he said. The firefighters participating in the Flugtag have raised about as much money as one of the union’s large-scale events, he said. “It is one of the most unique

fund-raising opportunities,” Pantelis said. Flugtag participation was initiated by Raburn and his crew, who submitted their application among thousands of others who wanted to pilot crafts into the Potomac River. This was the first time Prince George’s County participated in the event and the first time the event was at National Harbor. Prince George’s County Fire Department Chief Marc Bashoor said he applauded the efforts of the firefighters who built the craft while still maintaining their duties. “It’s a personal endeavor for them,” Bashoor said. “They have the potential to make a fool of themselves and they love it. They have our support.”


The first round of this year’s Science Bowl quarterfinals kicked off with a downto-the-last-question 250 to 240 win by Samuel Ogle Middle School over Benjamin Tasker Middle School as the two Bowie teams squared off for the chance to compete in the semifinals. “This will be a hard act to follow, because of the level of play, the closeness of the game and the sportsmanship of those kids,” Science Bowl host Dave Zahren said.“They knew they were evenly matched and that it could have gone either way.” Science Bowl, now in its 28th season, is a televised quiz program pitting Prince George’s County public elementary and middle school teams against each other in a series of science-related questions worth five to 25 points, based on difficulty. The Tasker team, composed of eighthgraders Nicholas Shumar, Ezekiel Rochmis and Victor Roseman, took an early lead in the semifinal qualifier to finish the first half 125-100. But Ogle’s team of Essien Taylor, Bradley Leneski and Samantha Smith, managed to catch up to within 15 points of the lead on the next to last question, naming the placenta as the place in a hot pepper where the spicy compound capsaicin is produced. But it was the final question to name two of the three diseases Dr. Maurice Hilleman developed a vaccine for in 1963 that turned the game around after the Tasker team named only one of the diseases correctly, allowing Ogle to answer with measles and mumps, the third being rubella.

“On the last question we were all freaking out, trying to think of another one of the diseases,” Essien said. Tasker sponsor Marc Reynolds commended both teams for a well-played game. “That was more exciting than any Sunday night football game. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time,” said Reynolds. “They competed very well at the end. They gave it everything.” Tasker’s team earned a spot in the semifinal qualifier after defeating Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School of Beltsville 215 to 130. After taking a 10-point lead in the first half, Tasker’s team opened up with a series of quick responses to outpace the MLK team, composed of eighth-graders Matthew Stroud and Maria Ruiz and seventh-grader Isaiah Gills. “We had a little trouble getting the buzzer pushed in time. We weren’t quite fast enough,” said Matthew, the team captain. Ezekiel said close teamwork between himself and his teammates helped, as did their every-other-day practices. Victor said Nicholas’ quick thumb on the buzzer also helped. “I can answer some questions, but they’re the brains behind it,” Nicholas said, adding that they looked for the easy questions first to take a lead. “We knew we had the faster reflexes and we could just keep answering over and over again.” Earlier Ogle scored a 295-175 win over G. James Gholson Middle School of Landover. Gholson’s team, composed of eighthgraders Nia Dunn, Darius Holmes and Leontyne Galabe, made their school’s first Science Bowl appearance, said their sponsor, Stacie Henry. “They did really, really well. I’m very proud of them,” Henry said.


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Continued from Page A-1 the county health department. Sharon Dent, 51, of Beltsville said the law would fit today’s health-conscious lifestyles. “People are going to the gym, dieting, using Weight Watchers ... you need to be able to count calories,” Dent said. TGI Fridays, a national restaurant chain with five Prince George’s locations currently has menu items featuring dishes under 700 calories, said Tierney Evans, service manager at Laurel’s TGI Fridays. Active adult men and women should have a daily calorie intake between 2,000 to 2,800 calories depending on level of activity, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “We don’t get a lot of people asking [for calorie information],” she said. “When

people go out to eat, they want to spend their money and not worry about calories. They want to relax when they go out.” Steffanie Jackson of Upper Marlboro has three children, and she said having calories on menus helps her make appropriate decisions for her family. “It’s one of the most responsible things [restaurants] can do,” Jackson said. “This helps me make better choices.” Under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, restaurants with 20 or more locations in the United States must disclose calories on menus,buttheregulationisnotin effect yet. There is no specific date that it will be finalized, said Shelly Burgess, U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman. The County Council’s health, education and human services committee will meet by the end of the month to discuss the bill and send its opinion back to the council, which will then take the final vote,

Olson said. Olson said he chose five restaurants instead of 20 because that would capture the majority of county restaurants without negatively impacting smaller businesses. Many fastfood chains, the largest being McDonald’s, started posting calories on their menus ahead of the federal regulation. Montgomery County passed a similar menu-label law in 2009, Olson said. “It’s consumer information and what people do with that information is up to them,” Olson said. “Personally, I think you have a right to know what you’re buying.” Some residents said listing calories wouldn’t make them think more before they order. “It wouldn’t change my order. I get what I want,” said Maurice Jones, 27, of Beltsville. “I figure I’m young, I’ll burn it off.” Staff Writer Chase Cook contributed to this report.

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Air Force sergeant charged with sex crimes Allegedly molested girls, infant, took photos, videos



A member of the U.S. Air Force working at Joint Base Andrews was indicted Sept. 11 on six counts of sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography. According to the indictment and the criminal complaint, on Aug. 15, William S. Gazafi, 44, of Lusby allegedly engaged in an online chat with an undercover officer on a website the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified as advocating sexual acts with children. Using the handle “Bill_ James,” Gazafi allegedly told the undercover agent that he had

been drugging and molesting prepubescent girls and an infant, according to the complaint. During the chat, “Bill_ James” sent the undercover agent seven images depicting child pornography and molestation, including three he claimed he created, according to the criminal complaint. The FBI identified “Bill_ James” as Gazafi based on Internet subscriber information obtained through emergency subpoena from Comcast, according to the complaint. A military database check determined that Gazafi was active duty military in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Andrews, according to the complaint. The FBI contacted the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, which identified Gazafi as a master sergeant working in communications and maintaining a


Continued from Page A-1 taking this proactive step,” Willemsen said. Chris Rice, a program manager at the Maryland Energy Administration, said the state program is designed to give incentives for local governments to adopt and commit to energyefficient policies. “Our main concern is getting policies established and passed to encourage [municipalities] to continue to do these things,” Rice said. Hyattsville has two employ-


Continued from Page A-1 parents’ effort still means a lot. “Our parents are willing to speak up, whether it’s a positive or a negative, for what they feel is in the best interest for the school or their children,” she said. Lowe is a product of Prince George’s County Public Schools, a graduate of High Point High School in Beltsville. Her mother, who also was a county teacher, encouraged her interest in a career in education. “I felt I received an excellent education in Prince George’s County, and so I wanted to come teach and give back, hopefully, to future students,” Lowe said.


Continued from Page A-1 race, council seats are also contested in both wards. Leszcz said he and his colleagues on the council offer a “steady hand” to move the city forward as it moves out of the recession. “Things have been slow now, but they’re starting to gel now,” said Leszcz, citing the development of the Laurel Towne Centre at the site of the old Laurel Mall, which has been in development for more than 10 years and which is expected to open in fall 2014. Rousseau, a volunteer at the Laurel Boys & Girls Club, said he would like to see the city do more to assist the club, which provides educational and athletic opportunities for youths.


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security clearance, according to the criminal complaint. Gazafi was arrested Sept. 3. When Gazafi was arrested, he was allegedly in possession of digital media containing several more images of child pornography which he allegedly created, according to the indictment. If convicted, Gazafi could be sentenced up to 30 years and a lifetime of supervised release, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release. U.S. Magistrate Judge William Connelly ordered Gazafi to be detained without bond, based on the evidence presented at his detention hearing, according to records. Gazafi’s public defenders did not immediately return calls or emails for comment. janfenson-comeau@ ees responsible for parking compliance, Chandler said. They split time operating the Ford Taurus — which recently broke down — and working on bike or foot. “We’ll be able to effectively manage and get better coverage,” Chandler said. Hyattsville has about 80 vehicles, including trash trucks, police cars and buses. Chandler said it would be difficult to replace other vehicles with eco-friendly alternatives, but the city is looking for ways to cut gas costs, such as with propanepowered vehicles. “It’s our first step,” Chandler said. Beltsville Academy serves approximately 1,000 students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and houses a regional program for students with autism. The state test scores there consistently rank above county averages in reading and mathematics. Lowe said she hopes to build upon the school’s success. “I just want to continue the traditions that make Beltsville [Academy] a safe, nurturing environment for students. My goals focus around rigorous instruction, safety and security, and remembering that they are still children, so a little fun needs to be injected into their education as well,” Lowe said. Levet Brown, president of the Laurel Boys & Girls Club, has asked the city for regular funding and support in obtaining grants to help the club cover operational costs. The city currently helps support the club through assistance with utilities and inkind services, city spokesman Pete Piringer said. “It should be paid with our tax dollars, because it serves a community good,” Rousseau said. “It keeps kids off the streets and off the police blotter. That’s a benefit to the entire community.” Leszcz said he is not ready to propose any solutions to the club’s fiscal woes until he sees the recommendations of a task force created by the city and the club to review the club’s finances and consider avenues of funding. The final report is expected to be presented to the council in early October. “I’m a data analyst by trade,” said Leszcz, who works for the Internal Revenue Service in its Data Management Division. “I’m waiting for the report, so I can analyze the information and speak with my colleagues, then together formulate a plan based on all the information and move forward.” Rousseau said he would like the city to revisit its use of speed cameras and red light cameras. Laurel currently operates eight red-light cameras, six speed cameras and two decoy speed cameras, according to city spokesman Pete Piringer. “They’re basically speed traps,” Rousseau said. “They’re about reaching into people’s pockets in this community and not giving anything back.” Leszcz said he supports cameras to improve safety. “We get accused of it being a revenue generator, but I’d be happier if people just drove the speed limit and stopped at red lights,” Leszcz said. Leszcz said the speed cameras, including the dummy cameras, are making a difference in people’s driving habits and improving public safety. Piringer said the amount of citations the city issued from speed cameras dropped from 90,382 in 2011 to 36,511 in 2012.

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Gerardo Gonzalez of Riverdale purchases vegetables Aug. 1 for his daughters Janeyri, 6, and Jastelyn, 3, from Sam Taggart of the Thank God It’s Fresh Farm at the Riverdale Park Farmers Market. A Prince George’s County councilman is hoping to add calorie counts to chain restaurant menus to encourage more residents to eat healthier.

A step in a healthier direction

Prince George’s County Councilman Eric Olson’s plan to improve public health by requiring chain restaurants to provide calorie and salt content information on menus is a step in the right direction — but it’s a tiny effort in a much larger problem. About 71 percent of county residents are overweight or obese, and Prince George’s has the highest rate in the MENU LABELS state of diabetes (and obesity ARE GOOD is a risk factor for the disMOVE, BUT ease). But while requiring adMORE IS NEEDED ditional data on menus TO ADDRESS might allow for a more inCOUNTY HEALTH formed consumer — which is important — studies have shown conflicting information regarding the impact. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, New York University researchers found that fast-food customers who received calorie information continued to purchase the same amount of calories, while a Stanford University study found that calorie postings caused a decline in calorie intake. Either way, allowing consumers to be better informed is a good thing, and the impact on restaurants should be minimal. The 2010 Affordable Care Act requires restaurants with 20 or more locations in the United States to provide the information, and although the regulation has not been implemented yet, many restaurants have already started to comply. Montgomery County has had a menulabel law since 2009, and many fast-food chains in Prince George’s already provide calorie information. However, in this age where calorie information can be easily downloaded through a smartphone application, it’s clear that having information readily available won’t be the cure-all to the county’s weight woes. As David C. Harrington, senior policy adviser for the nonprofit public health organization CommonHealth ACTION and president and CEO of the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce, wrote in a Gazette commentary, “it’s easier to find a place to buy fried foods, soda and beer than it is to find a fresh piece of fruit or a green space to go for a walk” in many county neighborhoods. The USDA deems Prince George’s a “food desert,” communities without ready access to fresh, healthy and affordable food. And that’s just one layer in the battle against the bulge. Crime rates in some county communities limit the ability of children and adults to play or exercise outdoors. A lack of sidewalks or parks in some neighborhoods prevent residents from enjoying evening walks. And when nutrition education and access to healthy options are added in, even a move as significant as Olson’s decision to require calorie information on menus can appear miniscule. Unfortunately, some residents may use the menu listing as a way to get more calories for the lowest price, but hopefully more will notice alternative items on the menu that are just as filling and inexpensive, but healthier. Laudable are the county health department’s ongoing efforts to educate the public regarding the dangers of obesity and provide resources to help those who are interested; the places of worship, which often take the lead on hosting health fairs to provide information in a less clinical environment; groups such as the Port Towns Community Health Partnership, which has several initiatives underway to address community health; nonprofit organizations that work to identify shortfalls in communities that may impact health; and to Olson (D-Dist. 3) of College Park, for making an effort to improve the county’s health. In the end, however, it will take more than organizations and the government to make a difference. Residents have to make a commitment to selecting healthier options, and speak up when there aren’t better choices available. Government officials cannot — and should not — force residents to eat better. However, officials can ensure nutritious options and information are available for those who choose to live healthier.

Douglas S. Hayes, Associate Publisher


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Voter ‘fraud does exist and it does matter’


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

You may have read the recent article by [Staff Writer] Sophie Petit, “Voter watchdog clashes with Prince George’s election board over records,” dated Sept. 5. A number of our members believe the article deserves an abundance of clarification, which I hope to address herein. Election Integrity Maryland is a nonprofit corporation that has trained volunteers who actively examine voter registrations in Maryland. Collectively, we discovered “irregularities” in approximately 16,000 voter registrations, indicating serious issues with timely record maintenance of the voter registrations, which we first reported to the Prince George’s County Board of Elections in June 2012. Among our discoveries: 416 people had death records issued yet their names were still on voter rolls; 254 voters were registered in multiple states; 19 voters had duplicate registrations in Maryland; 1,026 voters were located at addresses other than the address on their registration; 66 individuals were identified as registered out of commercial business addresses; five

voters were registered at vacant lots; and 186 voter registrations were incomplete in terms of valid mailing issues. The foregoing examples were chosen to focus on Prince George’s County, since that was the focus of Ms. Petit’s article. Some Maryland lawmakers would have us believe there is no room for voting fraud, when actually, these statewide issues should be of concern to all voters. Ironically, it is relatively easy to steal someone else’s identity to cast an illicit vote, because computerized disks sold by election boards contain considerable information on registered voters. Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act requires that the Board of Elections purge from the voter rolls those who are dead in timely fashion, including those who have not voted in two or more consecutive federal elections. But this is not always done. Election Integrity Maryland identified approximately 1,000 voters that had death notices located by the Social Security Death Index, some of whom appeared to have voted after their date of death. Our

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Cathy A. Kelleher is president of Election Integrity Maryland

Does classroom ambiance contribute to achievement? Our Founding Fathers envisioned public education as the secure foundation of our democracy. A couple centuries later, the critical infrastructure in many of our schools is far too frequently descending into disrepair: structures crumble, ceilings fall, pipes leak, fungi grow, climate control malfunctions. Advocacy for reducing the tax burden abounds. Due in large part to the fiscal conservatism of recent decades, the foundation of our public schools is now cracking. It is a tribute to the dedication of educators that they frequently prevail despite these challenges. How has it become reasonable that educators often

consider an assignment in the modular classrooms a respite from the rigors in the permanent structure? Should physical plants still be in service after exceeding, and sometimes even doubling, their anticipated lifespan at completion? Children hear our collective lip service to the importance of their future. Do you think the irony escapes students crowded into dilapidated facilities? Do you believe that children are blithely unaware of differences between schoolhouses? Children can be willful, stubborn and cantankerous participants in the education process; however, children are simultaneously intelligent,

honest and insightful. Children are curiously adept at spotting incongruity coming from the adult world. Adults, ironically, seem to generate a nearly endless stream of behaviors that do not mesh with stated beliefs such as “Children Come First.” On a recent school visit with a host of dignitaries, we entered a typical first-day elementary class where an hour into the school year a teacher already had her very large class totally engaged in a floor time read-aloud. The activity ended and before transitioning to the next element of the class, she asked, “Would anyone like to know who our famous visitors are?”

A pregnant pause ensued, and in a precious moment worthy of a scene in a sitcom, one lad responded, “Uh, no!” Less than an hour into the school year, the teacher had become the most important person in the room for that group of 10-year-olds. Will Prince George’s County be able to retain teachers like her when buckets are scattered about the classroom, for months at a time, to catch the liquids from the leaking climate-control system? When will we commit to making every physical plant a welcoming structure? Kenneth B. Haines is the president of the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association.

Perrynoia strikes deep Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited Maryland last week right in the middle of Martin O’Malley’s self-congratulatory “Better Choices, Better Results” tour. O’Malley is traveling the state (except the rural areas) over the next few months promoting the accomplishments of his gubernatorial term 15 months before it ends. But Perry’s one-day visit and $500,000 ad blitz luring businesses to low-tax, business-friendly Texas is ruining O’Malley’s victory lap and unnerving O’Malley and the liberal establishment. On the day Perry arrived, The Washington Post dutifully published O’Malley’s slam on Texas, gun-control zealots tried sandbagging Perry and O’Malley kept MY MARYLAND boasting about BLAIR LEE “kicking Perry’s [behind].” Hey, what happened to civility? Funny, no one threatened O’Malley’s behind when he went to Wisconsin, New Jersey, Virginia and South Carolina attacking Republican governors on their home turf. On CNN, the two govs had a “my state’s better than yours” shootout using live statistics. Perry got off the best quip, “We pray for rain in Texas. They tax it in Maryland.” Actually, Rick Perry and Martin O’Malley have at least three things in common: they are both handsome, ambitious governors, they are both facing imminent unemployment and neither is going to be president of the United States. According to the national polls, Perry is running seventh (at 6 percent) among Republicans while O’Malley is running sixth (at 2 percent) among Democrats. So why is Perry targeting Maryland? What makes him think anyone here is unhappy? Perhaps he heard about Maryland’s net loss of 66,000 taxpayers who took their $5.5 billion net taxable incomes with them between 2000 and 2010. O’Malley’s apologists lamely counter that Maryland’s eight top billionaires still live here. Or perhaps he read about Maryland’s taxaholism problem: 40 different taxes,

fees and tolls increased during the past seven years costing taxpayers an additional $3.1 billion a year. Hey, maybe Perry is just coming here to see what a “rain tax” really looks like. Or perhaps he read about Maryland’s rural counties getting fed up with being bullied by a permanent liberal Democratic majority in Annapolis. Last year seven rural counties created the “Clean Chesapeake Coalition” opposing the environmental extremists who control state government. Thanks to the green lobby, farmers were hit with harsh, unaffordable new state controls, anti-sprawl measures devalued rural land values, natural gas mining (fracking) was rejected in favor of costly offshore windmills, and local governments were stripped of their zoning and land-use authority. There’s even a grassroots movement in five Western Maryland counties to secede and create a new state. Folks are angry about taxes, gun control, gay marriage, illegal immigration and repeal of the death penalty. Or perhaps Perry thinks Maryland voters are ready for what just happened in Colorado where three plumbers, using spraypainted lawn signs, started a voter recall effort that successfully unseated two liberal Democrats including the president of the state Senate, despite being outspent, 5 to 1, by wealthy gun control advocates. It was the first voter recall in Colorado history. And the Colorado uprising wasn’t just about gun control. The new state legislature, the most liberal in Colorado history, passed strict gun-control measures, doubled the renewable energy mandate for rural counties, permitted in-state tuitions for illegal aliens and tried to repeal the death penalty. Sound familiar? Nor was it a Tea Party rebellion. Both incumbents were defeated in Democratic districts where Democrats voted heavily while ignoring Bill Clinton’s robo calls. In the most Democratic district, the incumbent lost to her Republican replacement, a retired deputy police chief, by 12 percentage points. Or perhaps Gov. Perry saw through O’Malley’s selective data and happy face claims about Maryland’s fiscal status. O’Malley likes to cherry-pick statistics. For instance, he brags that Maryland “leads the nation in innovation and entrepre-

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findings were reported to the state Board of Elections and the local offices in the form of challenges, and a separate report of just the identified deceased voters was sent to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. These efforts received very little attention and no actual response. With regard to Maryland’s participation in the ERIC system linked to interstate cross checking of records, it should be noted that Maryland had the system well in advance of the 2012 election but, somehow “decided” not to implement crosscheck provisions before the presidential election. A little known fact is that the 2001 presidential election was won by fewer than 600 votes. Fraud does exist and it does matter. For every fraudulently cast vote, one legitimate vote gets erased. Election Integrity Maryland will therefore continue to crusade for free and fair elections in Maryland, thereby “assuring your vote.”

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neurship.” True enough, in CNBC’s recent business climate rankings Maryland is ninth in “technology and innovation” (Texas is second). But the CNBC study has nine other categories including “cost of doing business” (Maryland ranks 41st) and “business friendliness” (Maryland ranks 45th). When CNBC averaged all 10 categories, Maryland ranked 40th nationally, Texas ranked second. Likewise, O’Malley is fond of boasting about Maryland’s AAA bond rating while neglecting Moody’s “negative outlook” due to Maryland’s “above average debt burden and large unfunded pension liabilities (double the median liability of other states).” Some of O’Malley’s fellow Marylanders share Moody’s concerns. Jerry Wit, chairman of Maryland Business for Responsive Government, a leading business organization, is calling on O’Malley to act because “Maryland’s problem of being an unfriendly state for business is a state problem, we need the state to take charge.” Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot agrees, calls Maryland’s economic recovery “anemic” and warns that new state revenues are coming in below estimates, especially income and sales taxes.” “We’re almost dead last in the country [in wage growth],” he says, and Maryland’s unemployment rate is 96 percent of the national rate, the highest level since the late 1990s. Franchot believes that Maryland’s progressive political agenda “is not fiscally responsible” because state revenues cannot keep pace with state government’s runaway spending levels. The problem in Annapolis, Franchot says, is, “If the House [of Delegates] wants to fund a program at $1 million, and the Senate wants to fund it at $2 million, they compromise and fund it at $3 million.” More rain on O’Malley’s victory parade but from a lifelong liberal Democrat who’s from Takoma Park, not Texas, and who’s not even running for president. Blair Lee is chairman of the board of Lee Development Group in Silver Spring and a regular commentator for WBAL radio. His column appears Fridays in the Business Gazette. His past columns are available at His email address is

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LAUREL | COLLEGE PARK | GREENBELT | HYATTSVILLE | LANDOVER | LANHAM | Thursday, September 26, 2013 | Page A-10


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DeMatha Stags Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets Suitland Rams DuVal Tigers Flowers Jaguars Wise Pumas Douglass Eagles McNamara Mustangs Forestville Knights Roosevelt Raiders

4-1 60 pts 3-0 54 pts 3-0 46 pts 3-0 43 pts 3-0 33 pts 2-1 31 pts 1-2 24 pts 4-0 20 pts 3-0 12 pts 1-2 6 pts

Also receiving votes: Surrattsville 1.


DeMatha lineman has big shoes to fill Ruble, Stags ready for Friday’s annual rivalry game against Good Counsel n



Brock Ruble burst into DeMatha Catholic High School football coach Elijah Brooks’ office with a big problem. Literally. Ruble tore his cleat during practice the previous day and he worried about finding a replacement before the team’s 2012 game against Our Lady of Good Counsel.

“What’s the big deal?” Brooks asked. “Just get another pair.” “Coach, there aren’t many size 20 cleats just at stores,” the 6-foot9, 310-pound offensive lineman said. “They take time to order.” Ever since Ruble’s feet grew to size 18 during eighth grade, his dad attempted to keep a backup pair of cleats ready in advance, knowing how difficult they were to procure. But at that point, Ruble had no alternative and was practicing in a shoe held together by tape. Brooks said they called “every store in the area.” “It became panic time,” Ruble said.

Finally, they found a pair on eBay that arrived just in time for that game. Unfortunately for Ruble, DeMatha lost, but he’s hoping the result will flip when the teams are scheduled meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex in Landover. Ruble and DeMatha will attempt to snap Good Counsel’s four-game winning streak in the rivalry, which includes Good Counsel claiming its fourth straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship with a win

See LINEMAN, Page A-11

On the fast track

Oxon Hill relies on no-huddle, spread offense to turn around a struggling program


Prince George’s 3A/2A/1A League


Forestville Gwynn Park Surrattsville Potomac Crossland Largo Central Douglass Friendly Fairmont Hghts

All Div.

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

1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1


118 12 110 48 92 32 28 68 37 82 47 64 42 71 63 60 62 64 22 118

Prince George’s 4A League Team

DuVal Flowers Suitland High Point Oxon Hill Wise Laurel Northwestern E. Roosevelt Bladensburg Bowie Parkdale

All Div.

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

Private schools Team

McNamara Riverdale Baptist Capitol Christian DeMatha Pallotti National Christian


66 82 94 56 78 60 49 24 67 34 34 21

20 8 45 65 27 28 72 68 51 88 55 69




Depending on when one happens to look at Oxon Hill High School football coach Craig Jefferies on the sideline, it’s understandable if one thinks he’s engaged in a rousing round of charades with his team instead of coaching a game. He furiously mimics scribbling on a notepad (his left hand serving as the piece of paper). He rolls his wrists as if beating on a drum. He points his arms and wrists in opposite directions, a move that would win him first prize if he were competing in a dance contest that played The Bangles’ “Walk Like and Egyptian” on a loop. What Jefferies is really doing — aside from reviving a program that one season before he took over recorded one win and was shut out five times — is delivering play calls to his Clippers as part of the newlyinstalled no-huddle offense. “Between me and the kids we came up with all the signals,” Jefferies said. “Sometimes I might come up with something they think is corny, so then they come up with things they want to do.” Inspired by what he’s learned throughout a longtime friendship with from former University of New Mexico coach and current University of Maryland, College Park offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, Jefferies is pleased with how his players have taken to the hurry-up approach. “The kids like it,” Jefferies said. “We haven’t gotten to the point where we can go turbo fast yet, but it’s still a little faster than most offenses.” Jefferies said he has noticed a significant increase in the number of plays the Clippers (2-1) have been able to run this season when compared to his first year. Speaking of last year, Oxon Hill already has matched its win total from the 2012 campaign and has scored more than half its total points from the year before (78 through three games compared to 124 through 10). To start every play, the Clippers’ offensive lineman rush to the ball after the referee spots it and they take their stance. They don’t move until the ball is snapped. Junior quarterback Anthony Dougherty, the running backs and the receivers then look toward Jefferies to watch the play call.

4-0 155 82 4-0 159 36 2-0 66 40 4-1 131 102 2-3 64 97 1-2 52 71

Last week’s scores

Forestville 48, Cardozo (D.C.) 0 Surrattsville 20, W. Wilson (D.C.) 19 Eleanor Roosevelt 39, High Point 0 Largo 21, Fairmont Heights 8 Potomac 14, Friendly 6 Pallotti 45, Loch Raven 18 Riverdale Baptist 45, Great Mills 18 Suitland 35, Bowie 21 DuVal 31, Parkdale 0 Crossland 19, Central 6 Flowers 42, Bladensburg 6 Laurel 20, Northwestern 12 Wise 27, Oxon Hill 0 Gwynn Park 40, Douglass 28, OT DeMatha 26, St. John’s College 21 McNamara 29, St. Mary’s Ryken 25 Capitol Christian 28, KIPP 6 Mt. Carmel 44, National Christian 8

BEST BET Good Counsel vs. DeMatha, 7 p.m. Friday at PG Sports & Learning in Landover. The last time the Falcons (3-2) lost three games in a season was 2005. The last time GC lost to rival DeMatha (4-1) was 2009. DeMatha is favored to end both streaks this week because of many three-year starters. GC lost its top running back, Leo Ekwoge, to injury in the opening game of the season.

Oxon Hill High School junior quarterback Anthony Dougherty. The Clippers run a fast-paced, no huddle offense.

Carries J. Baynes, R. Bapt. 55 A Brooks, DuVal 39 T. Deal, DeM. 55 R. Williams, McN. 53 A. Major, Surratts. 36 K. Freeman, Doug. 45

Yards 608 378 350 334 313 299

Top passers

Top receivers

Rec. J. Crockett, McN. 28 C. Murray, McN. 31 C. Phillips, DeM. 13 H. Malik, Laurel 11 W. Cailen, Laurel 10 N. Nelson, Suitland 7

Yards 600 382 264 241 195 192

New boys’ soccer playoff format leaves coaches wondering about postseason outcomes


Avg. TDs 11.0 7 9.7 4 6.4 4 6.3 5 8.7 3 6.6 3

Cmp-Att. Yards R. Williams, McN. 62-94 1112 D. Mason, Laurel 33-75 590 W. Wolfolk, Suit. 18-36 424 A. Brooks, DuVal 21-38 402 J. Green, Bowie 21-55 385 J. Lovett, DeM. 28-48 378



Int. TDs 3 12 2 5 3 3 1 4 2 3 0 2

Avg. TDs 21.4 10 12.3 5 20.3 2 21.9 3 19.5 2 27.4 3


See OXON HILL, Page A-11

A sectional divide

LEADERS Top rushers



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


DeMatha Catholic High School lineman Brock Ruble (center) blocks a St John’s College High lineman during Saturday’s game.


Eleanor Roosevelt High School’s Tyler Hicks (left) and Bowie’s Khalil Watson fight for the ball during Friday’s match.

For a long time, the Prince George’s County high school boys’ soccer landscape was a lot like the county’s football landscape. Traditionallydominant teams jockeyed for playoff position and everyone else went along for the ride. Specifically, High Point and Bowie have been the two enduring forces over the past half decade. Much like in football, however, the County 4A League is quickly becoming more balanced and a tweak to the way the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association formats its

state tournament could provide even more intrigue as the season rolls along. This year, the state released a new alignment of the 4A South Region that breaks the 12 competing 4A schools in Prince George’s County into two sections: Section I and Section II. Section I consists of Bladensburg, DuVal, High Point, Laurel, Northwestern and Parkdale. Section II consists of Bowie, Charles H. Flowers, Henry A. Wise, Eleanor Roosevelt, Oxon Hill and Suitland. “I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing,” said Bowie coach Rich Kirkland, who is in his 25th year leading the Bulldogs. “We’ll have to see how it plays out.” With the new format, teams from within the same section play one another until one team remains. Then those two remaining clubs play

See SOCCER, Page A-11


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Continued from Page A-10 for the 4A South Region title and the right to advance to the state semifinals. “There’s a group of death up north and there’s us,” said 29thyear Roosevelt coach George Kallas of Section I. “I’m not sure whose geography they used to lay out the sections, but we’ll see what happens.” While the teams in both sections appear fairly balanced atfirst glance, is what Kallas said about the talent in Section I correct? Since 2008 — a span of five postseasons — Bowie has the most playoff wins of any county team with 12, thanks in large part to winning state titles in 2008 and 2011. High Point is a close second with 11, despite having not won a state championship. The next closest teams all have six wins during that span (Bladensburg, Northwestern and Roosevelt). Here’s where it gets interesting. The total number of postseason wins by the teams in Section I over the past five seasons is 34, 10 more than the 24 wins the teams in Section II have earned. And considering

that roughly half of Section II’s postseason wins in the past five seasons have come via two fivematch state championship runs by Bowie, it’s easy to see why coaches are so intrigued by the new format. And why Kallas was so complimentary of Section I. “These teams are always tough,” said High Point coach Michael Holt, whose team will likely face some stiff playoff competition. “We never take anything for granted and we always go in with the attitude that anyone can beat us at any time. We’ve got to be well-prepared and do what we have to do.” A prime example is when Flowers played High Point to a 1-1 draw Tuesday evening, becoming the first county team this season to earn a point against the Eagles. Flowers and Bladensburg are among the two up-and-coming county teams that could make the new format all the more interesting. Coupled with the fact that Bowie, admittedly, is having a down year and Northwestern lost many players from last year’s state semifinal squad, both sections appear wide open a quarter of the way through the regular season.

Continued from Page A-10 Different signals correspond to different numbers in the playbook. The players then turn toward the ball before looking back at Jefferies in case he wants to audible. It’s then Dougherty’s job (lined up in the shotgun) to verbally deliver the signal to the offensive line using code words he and his teammates developed. “It’s pretty cool,” Dougherty said. “The defense isn’t ready for the plays

Continued from Page A-10 in the 2012 title game. Ruble, who was recruited to DeMatha by football, basketball and baseball coaches, has emerged as one of the state’s top football recruits. He’s narrowed his choices to Florida State,


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

Den Feldman

Ken Sain

Nick Cammarota

Travis Mewhirter

Jennifer Beekman

Kent Zakour

50-9 95-21

47-12 92-24

46-13 90-26

49-10 88-28

43-16 88-28

42-17 86-30

Riv. Baptist DeMatha Northwestern Friendly Capitol Christ. Pallotti McNamara Flowers Wise DuVal E. Roosevelt Bladensburg Forestville Surrattsville Gwynn Park Douglass Central Christ.

Riv. Baptist DeMatha High Point Friendly Capitol Christ. Boys Latin McNamara Flowers Wise DuVal E. Roosevelt Parkdale Forestville Surrattsville Gwynn Park Douglass Central Christ.

Riv. Baptist DeMatha High Point Friendly Capitol Christ. Boys Latin McNamara Flowers Wise Suitland E. Roosevelt Parkdale Forestville Surrattsville Gwynn Park Douglass Nat. Christ.

Riv. Baptist DeMatha Northwestern Friendly Eastern Boys Latin McNamara Flowers Wise Suitland E. Roosevelt Parkdale Forestville Surrattsville Gwynn Park Douglass Central Christ.

Riv. Baptist DeMatha Northwestern Friendly Capitol Christ. Boys Latin McNamara Flowers Wise Suitland E. Roosevelt Parkdale Forestville Surrattsville Gwynn Park Douglass Central Christ.

Riv. Baptist DeMatha Northwestern Friendly Eastern Boys Latin McNamara Flowers Wise Suitland E. Roosevelt Bladensburg Forestville Surrattsville Gwynn Park Douglass Nat. Christ.

Prince George’s County record All games

Riverdale Baptist at Perry Street Good Counsel at DeMatha Northwestern at High Point Friendly at Largo Capitol Christian at Eastern (D.C.) Pallotti at Boys Latin McNamara at Archbishop Carroll Laurel at Flowers Bowie at Wise DuVal at Suitland Oxon Hill at Eleanor Roosevelt Bladensburg at Parkdale Fairmont Heights at Forestville Central at Surrattsville Potomac at Gwynn Park Crossland at Douglass Central Christian vs. National Christian



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and we catch them off guard a lot. It’s great.” On Oxon Hill’s opening drive of last week’s 27-0 loss against Henry A. Wise, it was clear the no-huddle still had some kinks to work out. The Clippers were flagged for a false start on back-to-back snaps and there were a number of busted plays. It was also apparent that the tempo and pacing with which Dougherty snapped the ball bothered the Pumas’ defense. Wise jumped offsides a staggering five times on the opening drive and the defense

Maryland, North Carolina State, Ohio State and Tennessee. First, he narrowed his focus at DeMatha. Ruble nearly quit football as a sophomore to focus on basketball. But while attending an Amateur Athletic Union basketball tournament the summer prior to watch his son, Ruble’s dad happened to meet a col-

was penalized 13 times overall. “They’re very organized and can take you out of the flow of the game,” Wise coach DaLawn Parrish said. “For them not getting in the huddle, you’re on the line for a long time while they’re communicating. “[Jefferies] should be proud. Give him a couple more [years] and they’ll really be good. They’re definitely going to compete and not lay down.” Jefferies isn’t afraid to throw the ball, either — something that hasn’t necessarily been a staple of Prince

lege football scout whose son was also playing. When Ruble’s dad pointed out his own son, the scout remarked Brock had the body of a Division I football recruit. When he heard the assessment, Brock decided to give football one more try. Until the playoffs, Ruble’s season high was four snaps in

George’s County football. But against the Pumas, Dougherty, who said he studies his playbook and hand signals an average of two hours a night, passed an astounding 31 times out of 55 plays. More than the offense is changing at Oxon Hill. A new school building is currently in use with a massive new stadium not far behind. Jefferies, who led a very successful program at Dunbar (D.C.) for 15 seasons, went 126-48-1 and developed a wealth of future National Football League talent, said he’s confident Oxon Hill can turn around for

a game — and one was a kneeldown play. But in a WCAC semifinal loss to Gonzaga, the starting left tackle went down, and Ruble stepped in and played well, reaffirming his decision not to quit football. “OtherthangoingtoDeMatha in the first place,” said Ruble, who commutes an hour and 15 minutes each way from his home near

good once the Clippers get that “signature win.” “It’s hard to instill the concept that they can win or they’re gonna win,” Jefferies said. “For the last three or four years, they haven’t had that. None of these guys on this team have been winners. So we’ve got to get these guys to believe they can win and go out and execute.” And, true to form, Jefferies and the Clippers appear to be doing so much faster than the average team.

La Plata, “I think deciding not to do that has been one of the best decisions of my life.” The next year, Ruble gave up baseball to focus on football. By that time, he had already shown a keen understanding of football, even though he occasionally missed team functions due to basketball and baseball. “I don’t know if he would

be this successful if he wasn’t as smart,” Brooks said. “He’s forced to split his time, and a lot of times, he’s playing catchup. But it makes it easier, because he’s a bright kid. He’s an intelligent player. He really understands concepts. I think he could end up being a coach when his playing days are over.”


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City Hall Bulletin Board MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETINGS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013 7:30 P.M. MAYOR AND COUNCIL WORKSESSION TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013 7:15 P.M. PUBLIC HEARING ON CHARTER AMENDMENT 13-CR-02, PROPOSAL TO INCREASE THE MAYOR’S SALARY TO $10,500 AND EACH COUNCILMEMBER’S SALARY TO $7,000 EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014 7:30 P.M. MAYOR AND COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 7:00 P.M.* MAYOR AND COUNCIL WORKSESSION *NOTE EARLY START TIME TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 7:30 P.M. MAYOR AND COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING All meetings take place in the 2nd floor Council Chambers of City Hall, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD unless noted. All meetings are open to the public except Executive Sessions. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 240-487-3501 and describe the assistance that is necessary. All Mayor and Council meetings can be viewed live on Comcast cable channel 71 or Verizon channel 25. Regular Council Meetings and Worksessions are rebroadcast in their entirety at the following times: Wednesdays at 8pm, Thursdays and Fridays at 6pm, and Saturdays at 10am Worksessions and Council meetings may also be viewed live over the internet. Those interested in watching the live meetings from their computer should visit the City’s website at, and click on the menu item “Council Meetings Video”. You will be redirected to the Granicus, Inc. web site which will host the web streaming and archiving of Council meetings. Meetings that are streamed will also be archived for future viewing through the City’s website. Meeting Agendas are posted on the City’s website on the Friday afternoon prior to the meetings – and are available at the City Clerk’s office. Meeting back-up materials will be posted to the website on the Monday prior to the meeting. Meeting schedule is subject to change. For current information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 240-487-3501.


At their regular meeting on September 10, 2013, the College Park City Council took the following actions (negative votes are noted): • Approved a resolution adopting the recommendation of the Advisory Planning Commission regarding request for Certification of Non-Conforming Use CNU2013-01 for College Park Homes, 7007, 7009, 7011, 7011a, 7013, 7015 and 7017 Fordham Court, College Park, Maryland, recommending approval of the Request for Certification of Non-Conforming Use. • Approved a resolution adopting the recommendation of the Advisory Planning Commission regarding request for Certification of Non-Conforming Use CNU2013-04 for College Park Homes, 6923 Carleton Terrace, College Park Maryland, recommending approval of the request for Certification of Non-Conforming Use. • Approved Program Year 35 Community Development Block Grant Reprogrammed Application for the installation of pedestrian street lights in downtown College Park. • Approved an Extension of the City Manager’s Contract. • Approved the Purchase from Johnson Truck Center for a 37,700 pound GVWR 2013 Freightliner M2 106 Chassis with a Dump body, a V-Box Salt Spreader and a Snow Plow in the amount of $148,482.00. • Adopted 13-O-09, An Ordinance of the Mayor And Council of the City of College Park, Maryland, amending Chapter 125 “Housing Regulations” by Repealing and Reenacting §125-8 “Maintenance Of Dwellings” To Require That Roofs Be Covered With Materials Designed For Use As A Permanent Roofing Surface. • Approved a letter to WMATA with City comments on proposed changes to the B30 bus route. • Introduced 13-CR-02, A Charter Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Maryland, amending Article III “Mayor and Council”, §C3-4, “Compensation” of the City Charter to Increase The Mayor’s Annual Salary to $10,500.00 and each Councilmembers’ Annual Salary to $7,000.00, effective January 1, 2014. The Public Hearing is scheduled for October 8, 2013 at 7:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers.


ORDINANCE 13-O-09 Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Maryland, Amending Chapter 125 “Housing Regulations” By Repealing And Reenacting §1258 “Maintenance Of Dwellings” To Require That Roofs Be Covered With Materials Designed For Use As A Permanent Roofing Surface. This Ordinance was introduced on July 16, 2013, a Public Hearing was held on September 10, 2013, it was adopted on September 10, 2013 and will become effective on October 1, 2013. Copies of this Ordinance may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office at 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740, by calling 240-487-3501 or at


ORDINANCE 13-CR-02 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013 - 7:15 PM 2ND FLOOR COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL, 4500 KNOX ROAD Charter Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park, Maryland, Amending Article III “Mayor and Council”, §C3-4, “Compensation” of the City Charter To Increase The Mayor’s Annual Salary To $10,500.00 And Each Council Members’ Annual Salary To $7,000.00, Effective January 1, 2014. Copies of this ordinance may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740, call 240-487-3501, or visit

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INCIDENTS INVOLVING UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND STUDENTS IN VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT The University of Maryland recently revised the Code of Student Conduct to include misconduct that occurs off-campus. There was increasing concern over the limitations of the Code to address certain types of misconduct off-campus such as physical assaults, sexual assaults, and acts of hazing. In May 2013, the University Senate voted to approve expansion of jurisdiction of the Code of Student Conduct. Specifically, the Code now covers conduct that occurs: (a) on University premises; or (b) at University-sponsored activities; or (c) not on University premises if the conduct would otherwise constitute a violation of this Code had it occurred on University premises and if in the judgment of the Director of Student Conduct the conduct affects the safety of the University community or the orderly operation of the University. Examples of off-campus misconduct that could be referred to the Office of Student Conduct include, but are not limited to: Rioting, Sexual Assault, Hazing, Possession/Use Of Weapons, Illegal Drug Use and/or Distribution, Stalking, Cyber-Bullying, Assault, Large Parties With Excessive Noise Or Distribution Of Alcohol To Minors. SANCTIONS FOR STUDENTS: Students found responsible for off-campus misconduct are subject to the same consequences and penalties as misconduct that occurs on campus including dismissal from the University. WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS MISCONDUCT: 1. Call the Police (9-1-1) 2. Call Code Enforcement to Report noise complaints: 240-487-3570 during business hours Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., or the Code Enforcement Hotline at 240-487-3588 after hours. A Code Enforcement Officer is on duty during certain evening and weekend hours. You are advised to contact the Police or Code Enforcement Officers and have them respond rather than confront misconduct and possibly risk your own safety. TO REPORT AN INCIDENT TO THE UNIVERSITY: Any person may report an incident to the Office of Student Conduct at the University! To report an incident to the Office of Student Conduct please go to and click on the report form or you can fax to 301-314-9533. When filing a report to the Office of Student Conduct PLEASE summarize the incident and write out the facts of the incident and be as specific as possible.

CITY OF COLLEGE PARK MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013 CANDIDATES: MAYOR Andrew M. Fellows Robert J. McCeney DISTRICT 1 COUNCILMEMBER: S.M. Fazlul Kabir Benjamin S. Mellman Patrick L. Wojahn DISTRICT 2 COUNCILMEMBER: P. J. Brennan Monroe S. Dennis DISTRICT 3 COUNCILMEMBER: Robert W. Day, Sr. Matthew E. Popkin Stephanie E. Stullich DISTRICT 4 COUNCILMEMBER: Alan Y. Hew Denise C. Mitchell Polls Are Open From 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Polling Locations: Districts 1 And 4 Vote At Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue Districts 2 And 3 Vote At City Hall, 4500 Knox Road To be eligible to vote in this City election, you must be a registered voter with the Prince George’s County Board of Elections by Tuesday, October 8, 2013. To register to vote, please contact the County Board of Elections at 301-430-8020, or on the web at AgencyIndex/Elections/index.asp ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST: To be eligible to vote by absentee ballot, a registered voter must meet one of the following qualifications: • May be absent on election day from the City; • Because of accident, illness or physical disability, will be unable to go to the polling place on election day; • Because of confinement in or restriction to an institution, will be prevented from going to a polling place on election day; • Because of a death or serious illness in the voter’s immediate family, will be unable to go to the polling place on election day; or • Is a full-time student at an institution of higher education located outside the City, and academic requirements prevent the voter from going to the polling place on Election Day. Between now and October 29, 2013 an application for an absentee ballot may be picked up at City Hall (4500 Knox Road) or downloaded from our website at Applications are reviewed by the College Park Board of Election Supervisors and if approved, a ballot will be mailed to the voter. Ballots will be mailed on or after October 7. The voter must return the voted ballot to City Hall using the ballot envelope that is provided, no later than Tuesday, November 5. Absentee ballots are counted on Wednesday, November 6. Chief of Elections: John Robson. College Park Election Supervisors: Janet Evander, Maxine Gross, Charles Smolka and Terri Wertz. For additional Election information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 240-487-3501.


SUNDAYS, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PARKING LOT OF CITY HALL, 4500 KNOX ROAD The market is open through November 17, 2013. WIC & SNAP accepted. Parking is free on Sundays. For more information go to our webpage at:


SATURDAYS, 8:00 AM TO 12:00 PM HOLLYWOOD SHOPPING CENTER The market is open through November 26, 2013 at the Hollywood Shopping Center, next to REI, 9801 Rhode Island Avenue.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM HERBERT WELLS ICE RINK 5211 PAINT BRANCH PARKWAY, COLLEGE PARK College Park Day is three weeks away! Be philanthropic and support your community at the event! Bring lots of nonperishable food items to the College Park Community Food Bank booth and receive a raffle ticket for each item you bring to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for 2 seats on the 50 yard line at one of the upcoming University of Maryland 2013 football games of your choice - (Clemson, Syracuse, or Boston College) along with a great big spirit basket with all sorts of UMD goodies! Help out the hungry, feel good about helping the community, and enter the drawing for the chance to see an epic football game! You can also support the College Park Animal Welfare Committee by bringing sealed bags of kitty litter to their booth at College Park Day and receive a raffle ticket for each sealed bag you bring to be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for 2 seats at a 2013/2014 University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Game - winners choice of game! Your donation helps the homeless felines at the shelter until they find their forever homes. The more you donate the better your chance to win! Both drawings will take place at 2:30pm on the stage!


Complimentary Shuttle-UM passes are available at City Hall, Davis Hall and Youth and Family Services. Residents must live in the Incorporated area of College Park (ie. pay City Taxes). They need to complete an application and show a photo ID and proof of College Park residency. Residents can apply for the bus passes at: • City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday • Davis Hall from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday • Youth and Family Services from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday UM students do not need a resident pass to ride Shuttle-UM. For information on Shuttle-UM routes and schedules, call 301-314-2255 or go to

September 26, 2013 Youth, Family and Senior Services…

Senior Services 301-345-8100 Youth and Family Services 240-487-3550 SENIOR HEALTH FAIR


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OCTOBER 5 AND 12, 2013, 7:30 AM-12:00 PM PUBLIC WORKS, 9217 51ST AVE., COLLEGE PARK The City of College Park Public Works facility (9217 51st Avenue) will be open for City residents the first and second Saturdays in October, 10/5 and 10/ 12, from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon ONLY. These weekends are only open for College Park City residents; you must show proof of residency in the City of College Park to participate. Residents may drop-off bulky trash, electronics and molded/block Styrofoam® for recycling, and yard waste. Electronics that may be recycled include, but are not limited to: TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, VCRs, CD, DVD & MP3 players, cell phones & PDAs, printers, scanners, fax machines, telephones, radios, stereos, electric tools, game systems, handheld games, microwaves, and cords/cables. Number 6 expanded polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam®, cannot be contaminated with tape, stickers, food, or other impurities. Additionally, we can only accept molded foam such as blocks used in packaging – no food or beverage containers or packing peanuts. Hazardous materials will not be accepted (shingles, propane tanks, paint, etc.). Air conditioners, heat pumps, refrigerators, and freezers may incur a disposal fee; tires will incur a disposal fee of $4.00 each. Donations will also accepted during the clean up Saturdays! Clean out your homes, garages, and sheds, and bring the items you no longer use or need and donate them for reuse. Items should be separated so they may be reused: • Building, remodeling, and gardening materials – any surplus or salvaged (in GOOD condition) items from your latest home or garden improvement job, including but not limited to: bricks and pavers, plumbing and light fixtures, tiles and flooring material, cabinets, doors, gardening supplies, and tools. These items will be donated to Community Forklift. • Clothing and household items – cookware, dishes, books, linens, games, toys, clothes, shoes, and intact furniture items (NO upholstered furniture or mattresses). These reusable items will be donated to American Rescue Workers.


OCTOBER 5, 2013 - 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM PUBLIC WORKS, 9217 51ST AVE., COLLEGE PARK Document shredding services will be available to City of College Park residents. Bring your old tax records, medical paperwork, and any other confidential information to be shredded while you wait. All paper will be recycled. You must be a resident of the City of College Park and bring proof of residency to participate.

RESIDENT INFORMATION PACKETS The City is finishing distribution of the Resident Information Guide to residents. This handy guide is the go-to source of information on City services. If you do not receive this Guide in the next few weeks, or if you wish to receive the Spanish version of it, please contact Public Works at 240-487-3590 or

Pay City parking tickets online with no additional fees at




City of College Park Main Number...........................240-487-3500 CITY HALL, 4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740 Hours: M-F 8am-7pm; Sat. 1-5pm; Sun - Closed City Hall Departments City Manager/City Clerk...........................................240-487-3501 City FAX Number.....................................................301-699-8029 Finance.....................................................................240-487-3509 Human Resources.....................................................240-487-3533 Parking Enforcement Div. (M-F 8am-10pm/Sat. 1-7pm)......240-487-3520 Planning/Economic Development.............................240-487-3538 Housing Authority (Attick Towers) 9014 R.I. Ave....301-345-3600 Public Services Department, 4601A Calvert Rd.........240-487-3570 Animal Control, Code Enforcement, Public Safety and Recreation. Parking Enforcement is at City Hall.

24 Hour Hotline........................................................240-487-3588 For Urgent Code Enforcement, Noise Control, Animal Control Issues.

Public Works Department, 9217 51st Ave.................240-487-3590 Trash Collection, Recycling and Special Pick-ups.

Senior Program (Attick Towers) 9014 R.I. Ave.........301-345-8100 Youth and Family Services, 4912 Nantucket Rd.........240-487-3550 Drop-In Recreation Center........................................301-345-4425


Mayor Andrew M. Fellows 5807 Bryn Mawr Road..............................................301-441-8141 Councilmember Fazlul Kabir (District 1) 9817 53rd Avenue....................................................301-659-6295 Councilmember Patrick L. Wojahn (District 1) 5015 Lackawanna Street...........................................240-988-7763 Councilmember Robert T. Catlin (District 2) 8604 49th Avenue....................................................301-345-0742 Councilmember Monroe S. Dennis (District 2) 8117 51st Avenue....................................................301-474-6270 Councilmember Robert W. Day (District 3) 7410 Baylor Avenue.................................................301-741-1962 Councilmember Stephanie Stullich (District 3) 7400 Dartmouth Avenue..........................................301-742-4442 Councilmember Marcus Afzali (District 4) 9238 Limestone Place...............................................240-391-8241 Councilmember Denise C. Mitchell (District 4) 3501 Marlbrough Way.............................................240-460-7620




Join us for this free event which will include the Haunted Hallway, Moon Bounce, Arts & Crafts, Games, Tattoos, Fire Truck, Face Painting, Raffle, Costume Parade, and More! For more information call 240-487-3550.

EMERGENCY: FIRE-AMBULANCE-POLICE................................911 NON-EMERGENCY POLICE SERVICES Prince George’s Co. Police (Hyattsville Station).........301-699-2630 Prince George’s Co. Police Non-Emergency Svcs......301-352-1200 Prince George’s Co. Park Police................................301-459-9088 State Police (College Park Barrack)............................301-345-3101 University of Maryland Police....................................301-405-3555 College Park Community Center.....................................301-441-2647 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park Branchville Vol. Fire & Rescue Squad...............................301-474-1550 4905 Branchville Road, College Park College Park Vol. Fire Department...................................301-901-9112 8115 Baltimore Avenue, College Park PEPCO - Power Outages, Lines Down...........................1-877-737-2662 WSSC: Water Mains........................................................301-206-4002 Prince George’s County Storm Drains..............................301-499-8520




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Richard DelGrande, 29, of Silver Spring, is a scarecrow at Field of Screams.



Field of Screams/Scream City STAFF WRITER

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

(4501 Olney-Laytonsville Road., Olney, now through Nov. 2, $10 - $84) — One of the great things about

this time of year is the selection of different scares horror enthusiasts get to enjoy. At Field of Screams, folks can choose from a haunted hayride, a haunted house, a haunted trail or a haunted paintball apocalypse with zombies — any way you look at it, it’s haunting!


Jason Robinson, 22, of Olney, in the morgue at Field of Screams.

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Hannah Thornhill as Audrey and Nathan Bowen as Seymour in 2nd Star Productions’ “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Asked to think of the most memorable leading men of the 1980s, names like Tom Cruise and Patrick Swayze probably come to mind. But Rick Moranis? Ask actor Nathan Bowen and Moranis deserves a spot on that list. “Rick Moranis is an iconic actor of that time period,” Bowen said. Starting Friday, Bowen will star as Sey-

mour in the 2nd Star Production version of “Little Shop of Horrors,” a role Moranis played in the 1986 film adaptation of the musical. “I grew up watching the movie and always loved it,” Bowen said. “I always wanted to be in the show and be that role ...” Seymour is a dweeby florist in New York with a crush on his co-worker, the beautiful and blonde Audrey (Hannah Thornhill). “He’s kind of the meek little guy who’s always wanted the girl who works at the flower shop,” Bowen said. “The underdog aspect appeals to me.”

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS n When: Sept. 27-Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Additional performances 8 p.m. on Oct. 17, and 3 and 8 p.m. Oct. 26 n Where: Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie n Tickets: $20 for general admission, $17 for seniors 60 and older n For information: 410-757-5700 or 301-858-7245,


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Complete calendar online at

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY’S ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR For a free listing, please submit complete information to at least 10 days in advance of desired publication date. High-resolution color images (500KB minimum) in jpeg format should be submitted when available. THEATER & STAGE Bowie Community Theatre, “The Cover of Life,” coming in November, Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, 301-805-0219, www.bctheatre. com. Bowie State University, TBA, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, 301-8603717, Busboys & Poets, Hyattsville, TBA, 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, 301-779-2787 (ARTS), Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Orpheus’ Son: Sidney

Lanier and His Music of Language, 8 p.m. Sept. 26; China National Orchestra and North Carolina International Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; Sidney Lanier’s “Science of English Verse,” 7 p.m. Oct. 3; Miami String Quartet, 8 p.m. Oct. 4; Bridging the Musical Spectrum 2013, 7 p.m. Oct. 5, University of Maryland, College Park, Harmony Hall Regional Center, TBA, call for prices, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, 301-


Continued from Page B-1 Like Moranis, Bowen, a budget analyst by trade, said he con-

203-6070, Greenbelt Arts Center, “Avenue Q,” Oct. 4-26, call for prices, times, Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt, 301-4418770, www.greenbeltartscenter. org. Hard Bargain Players, “Evil Dead: The Musical,” Oct. 4-19, 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, Joe’s Movement Emporium, “Museum of False Memories,” Dance Box Theater, 8 p.m. Oct. 3-5, 7 p.m. Oct. 6; Comedy Supreme’s Anniversary Show featuring Abbi Crutchfield, 8 p.m. Oct. 12; LateNight Expressions, 10 p.m. Oct. 19; Lesole’s Dance Project, 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Oct. 27, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, 301-699-1819, Laurel Mill Playhouse, ProtoStars Presents, 9 a.m. Sept. 28, call for ticket prices, Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel, 301-452-2557, Montpelier Arts Center, Chaise Lounge, 8 p.m. Sept. 27; Tamara Wellons, 8 p.m. Oct. 4, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, 301-377-

siders himself a “nerdy guy.” “Rick Moranis is another short statured, nerdy guy,” Bowen said. “Being short ... limits you in some roles but in this role it probably helps.”

7800, National Harbor, Cavalia’s “Odysseo,” Oct. 16, White Big Top, National Harbor, Maryland. Tickets on sale now., 1-866-999-8111. Prince George’s Little Theatre, TBA, call for tickets and show times, Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, 301-957-7458, Publick Playhouse, “Outcry,” 8 p.m. Sept. 27, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 28; “Teacher from the Black Lagoon,” 10:15 a.m. and noon Oct. 2, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, 301-277-1710, 2nd Star Productions, “Little Shop of Horrors,” Sept. 27 to Oct. 26, Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, call for prices, times, 410-757-5700, 301-832-4819, Tantallon Community Players, “Quartet,” coming in October, Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, 301-262-5201, www.

Tinam Valk, to Oct. 11, gallery hours from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, 301-203-6070. arts.pgparks. com. David C. Driskell Center, “Still...” by sculptor Allison Saar, to Dec. 13, University of Maryland, College Park. Montpelier Arts Center, “Hiroshima Schoolyard,” Nov. 4 to Dec. 1, reception scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Nov. 10, gallery open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, 301-377-7800, arts. University of Maryland University College, TBA, call for prices

and venue, 3501 University Blvd., Adelphi, 301-985-7937, www.

NIGHTLIFE Hand Dancing with D.C. Hand Dance Club, free lesson from 4 to

Passages Revisited - Paintings by

5 p.m., dancing from 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays at the Coco Cabana, 2031-A University Blvd. E., Hyattsville, $10 cover, New Deal Café, Mid-day melodies with Amy C. Kraft, noon, Sept. 26; Songwriter’s Association of Washington, 7 p.m. Sept. 26; John Guernsey, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27-28; The Roustabouts, 8 p.m. Sept. 27; Greg Meyer, 1 p.m. Sept. 28; Cold Hard Cash, 8 p.m. Sept.

“Little Shop” takes a turn for the horrifying when Seymour discovers a plant that craves flesh and blood, making the floral shop a major attraction. “It’s a funny show, it’s a

quirky show,” said the show’s director Jane Wingard. “We do so many traditional shows, we could stand to do quirky.” According to Wingard, 2nd Star musicals are typically full-

VISUAL ARTS Brentwood Arts Exchange, “Her Words,” to Oct. 19, opening reception scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Sept. 14, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, 301-277-2863, arts.

Harmony Hall Regional Center,

28, 113 Centerway Road, 301-4745642, 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,

OUTDOORS Dinosaur Park, Dinosaur Park

programs, noon-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, 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, age 5 and younger free, 4701 31st Place, Mount Rainier, 301-927-2163. Prince George’s Audubon Society, Bird Walks, 7:30 a.m. first

Saturdays, Fran Uhler Natural Area, meets at end of Lemon Bridge Road, north of Bowie State 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.

scale Rodgers and Hammerstein shows. But due to a recent shift in programming, this fall seemed like the perfect time to stage the off-beat musical. “2nd Star has wanted to do this show for a long time, but we’ve always had a September show and a November show and neither of those are appropriate times for ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’” Wingard said. “It’s not the way to kick off the Christmas season.” But it’s the perfect way to kick of the Halloween season. So with an October slot this year, Wingard and the 2nd Star board settled on “Little Shop.” Wingard, who does much of the set design and construction herself, said 2nd Star prides itself on its professional-looking sets. In fact, the company was awarded a 2013 WATCH Award for Outstanding Achievement in Set Painting in a Play. “We give [the productions] the most professional set we can within the realm of the Bowie Playhouse,” Wingard said. “It has qualities of a Broadway production just scaled down ...” But despite its accolades, when it came to the “Little Shop of Horrors” main attraction, Audrey II, the carnivorous plant, 2nd Star left it to the experts.



REC CENTERS Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex, Senior Days at

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Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, $40 series, $6 drop-ins, age 18 and up, 5720 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant, 301-773-6685.

ET CETERA College Park Aviation Museum, Peter Pan Club, 10:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays of every month, activities for preschoolers, $4, $3 seniors, $2 ages 2-18; Afternoon Aviators, 2-4:30 p.m. Fridays, hands-on aviationthemed activities for age 5 and up, $4, $3 seniors, $2 ages 2-18, events free with admission, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, 301-864-6029, Women’s Chamber Choir Auditions, by appointment for the con-

cert season of women’s chamber choir Voix de Femmes, 7:45-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, 402 Compton Ave., Laurel, 301-520-8921,

“We contemplated building the puppet but our studio is an un-air-conditioned warehouse,” Wingard said. “We decided that renting the puppet would be a more prudent way to go.” 2nd Star is renting Audrey II from Intermission Productions in California. When it came to her human characters, Wingard said she encouraged the cast to put their own twist or spin on their roles. “We don’t try to copy ...” Wingard said. “Most people will not look at the original production until afterward.” “When I was learning how to act, I was always told not to duplicate,” added Thornhill. “Theater is live ... it’s not going to be the same every night.” A Bowie resident, Thornhill has appeared in 50 different productions in the Washington, D.C., area since 1997. Despite Wingard’s urging to make the character his own, Bowen said he can’t help but channel some Moranis into his portrayal of Bowen. “I definitely hear him saying the lines when I’m saying them,” Bowen said. “He’s the basis for the character work I’ve done.”


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

$34.99-$49.99, 301-249-1500) — Evil clowns, terrifying roller coasters and sinister zombies … what else do you need for a great Halloween? Six Flag America’s yearly Fright Fest has more events than you could possibly shake a full bag of candy at — from the time you walk into the park until the time you leave. The festivities begin on Saturday and run through Oct. 27, so get your goosebumps before it’s over. (4101 Crain Highway, Bowie, $15 in advance, $17 at the gate) — What’s scarier than a haunted house? How about a haunted minor league baseball stadium? Have you ever been inside a baseball stadium when no one was there? It can be a little creepy. Tack on the ghosts that haunt the place and yeah, you’ll have nightmares. That’s pretty much what the folks at Prince George’s Stadium are going for. The Tulip Gulch’s Nightmares Haunted House, which they rate a PG-13 experience, features live actors and takes about 20 minutes to walk through — 20 minutes of evil! Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the show runs until 11 p.m. The haunted house is Nightmares

entirely indoors so you don’t have to worry about the rain. The event starts on Oct. 4 and runs every Friday and Saturday from then until Oct. 26, and then Halloween night until Nov. 2. Haunted Hangar (College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, 301-864-6029, Oct. 26, $4, $3 seniors 60+, $2 ages 2-18, 1 and under free) — Halloween fun can be had by all at the College Park Aviation Museum. The Haunted Hangar event, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., will have arts and crafts, hayrides and spooky fun for the whole family.

Montgomery County Markoff’s Haunted Forest

(19120 Martinsburg Road, Dickerson, 301-216-1248, Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 17-19, 24-26, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, $20 and up) — Much like the hot sauces with the little skull and crossbones on the label, you’ll have to sign a waiver to wander through Markoff’s Haunted Forest. You don’t have to be a connoisseur of the macabre to enjoy your time there, however. Markoff’s will have everything from zip-lines, strongman challenges, concessions, high wire acts, carnival games and flaming flying Frisbees. Careful with that last one! Fall Frolic (Glen Echo Park,

7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2222, Oct. 27, admission is free) — While some enjoy the heart-stopping shrieks from ghosts and ghouls, others prefer their spookiness to be as minimal as possible, especially if there are children involved. Glen Echo Park has you covered with its Fall Frolic. Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in Halloween activities, crafts and even a costume parade. Adults might enjoy visiting the park’s open studios and galleries. There is a small fee for pumpkin decorating ($1) and face painting ($1-$2). Otherwise the event is free and runs from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Halloween at the Medical Museum (National Museum of

Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, 301-3193303, Oct. 26, free) — Contrary to what some adults might say, Halloween really is a great time of year for children. The folks over at the National Museum of Health and Medicine understand that some children might be intrigued by the “creepiness” of skulls! The museum invites children and family members of all ages to participate in an evening dedicated to all things skulls.

Fairfax County Terrorville (39835 New Road, Aldie, Va., 571-969-4887, Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, free to


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$30) Billed as the biggest Halloween theme park in Northern Virginia, Terrorville has several terrifying attractions, and they also have the ever-popular Zombie Paintball Shoot ($30), the Walk of Terror, which features a hayride ($20), and Monster Encounter ($5) which is touted as a kid-friendly experience. Blood and Guts Run (Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville, Va., 571969-4887, Oct. 26, $79 plus $5.34 fee) Well, if you’re going to run away from zombies, you might as well get some exercise while you’re at it. The Blood and Guts Run is a 5K obstacle course where runners will have to overcome the obstacles as well as dodge zombies. Did you enjoy shooting the zombies with the paintballs? Well, here they get to shoot you with water guns filled with fake blood. Ha! But if you make it through alive — from the zombies, as well as the actual running — you’ll get a custom T-shirt and a medal.


(From left) Richard DelGrande, 29, of Silver Spring, John White, 22, of Silver Spring and Jason Robinson, 22, of Olney in the cemetery at Field of Screams. appearance to hand out treats. This is definitely one the kiddies will enjoy.


Ghost Train Rides (Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Oct. 26-27, 703-3236600) Sure, you’ve got hayrides and the like, but a train? Come on, that’s gotta be cool, right? Ghost train rides will be going on from 11:15 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. on Oct. 26-27. The Great Pumpkin, I hear, might make an


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In the hands of a vengeful dad in ‘Prisoners’ BY


Classy trash, “Prisoners” opens with a scene of holy sacrifice, the first of many violent acts sanctified as virtuous — necessary — by an increasingly grotesque narrative. In the Pennsylvania woods, a carpenter

played by Hugh Jackman guides his quiet teenage son (Dylan Minnette) in the killing of his first deer. A prayer is uttered. A shot is fired. The carpenter, named Keller Dover, is a true believer in the Lord, and he gets results. Times are neither flush nor terrible, but Keller scrapes to make his mortgage payments.

He is a righteous man living for better circumstances. They do not come. The story moves to Thanksgiving dinner. He and his wife, played by Maria Bello, visit their neighbors for the traditional meal. Their hosts are a step up the socioeconomic ladder. Terrence Howard and Viola Davis play the Birches, who, like the Dovers, have a preteen daughter. The girls, who are friends, disappear near the home. At first they seem more misplaced than lost. A frantic search ensues. No one is found. The police are brought in. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a loner detective named Loki who goes by the book, wearily, for a while, until he’s goaded into action by Keller. The rest of “Prisoners,” which is an extremely well-made thriller dressed up in a few ambiguities for show, follows Keller


Hugh Jackman as Keller Dover in Alcon Entertainment’s dramatic thriller “Prisoners,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. down a bloody rabbit hole leading to old, unsolved murders and figments of evil very much alive and unwell. The specter of child abduction is enough to make most





parents sick, which is why most films (this one included) take pains to offer relief and solace through extreme brutality en route to a conclusion. Nothing’s bad enough for the perps of a novel or film such as “Mystic River,” which “Prisoners” resembles somewhat, though at its creepiest and most ambitious the film more strongly evokes David Fincher’s “Zodiac.” “Prisoners” casts such an effectively sustained mood of dread in its first hour, you hardly notice the familiarity of the mystery cliches and, in particular, the overstressing of one clue that renders a subsequent major plot revelation less than revelatory. Paul Dano worms around as Alex, the chief suspect in the case, a mentally challenged boy-man whose RV was seen near the site of the girls’ disappearance. Loki books him on suspicion but cannot hold him for lack of evidence. This allows Keller to become judge, jury and potential executioner in the story, kidnapping Alex (who knows more than he’s telling) and handcuffing him to a grungy apartment bathroom sink, away from the prying eyes of the law. The torturous beatings commence, with and without instruments of pain in Keller’s meaty hands. They’re tough to watch. We’re not meant to disapprove. Dano has played so many shifty, unpleasant ferrets in his career, the casting of this actor in this sort of part is shorthand for “he has it coming, no matter what.” Director Denis Villeneuve is the star here, and he finds truth even in the junk aspects of “Prisoners.” The Quebecois filmmaker’s work includes the

PRISONERS n 3 stars n R; 146 minutes n Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal n Directed by Denis Villeneuve

remarkable “Incendies,” and in “Prisoners,” which was shot in Georgia, he works closely with cinematographer Roger Deakins (making digital look nearly as rich and foreboding as film stock) to create a series of scenes, interior and exterior, that are grim trials of a parent’s soul. Eventually the plot throws in everything from puzzle pieces to actual serpents and, because Loki (named, oddly, for the Norse god of trickery) isn’t much of a character, Jackman’s Keller dominates the proceedings. He’s our Mr. Everyman with a hammer, so sturdy of body and stalwart of earnest spirit, Keller’s righteousness is never long in doubt. Around the midpoint, screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski’s story starts layering in the red herrings and widening the circle of sleaze. Throughout this beautifully made, slightly specious exercise in Old Testament revenge, the character-study aspects of “Prisoners” coexist intriguingly with the grisly-inhumanity components. Some will take it and like it, all the way to the heart of darkness. Others may feel they’ve been jacked with, manipulated. Villeneuve collaborates with unusual sensitivity with his actors. The script operates on one level; the interpreters on another, higher level.


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RELIGION CALENDAR To submit a calendar item online, go to calendar.gazette. net and click on the submit button in the lower left-hand corner. To find an item, go to The Gazette home page at www. You can mail them to The Gazette, 13501 Virginia Manor Road, Laurel, MD 20707; fax, 240-473-7501. Items must be received by Wednesday to appear the following week.

SEPT. 28 Taste of the Park Community Market Place, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,

First Baptist Church of Highland Park, 6801 Sheriff Road, Landover. Promote your business (selling your handmade goods) or clean out your closets/garage and help fundraising efforts. Contact 240435-9938.

OCT. 1 Alzheimer’s Association Support Group, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.,

St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4512 College Ave., College Park. Alzheimer’s Association support groups provide a place for people with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, family members and friends to share valuable information. Groups are facilitated by trained group leaders and are free. Please call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information. Contact 301-613-6087.

ONGOING Women’s Bible Study, 9 to

11 a.m. every Thursday, Berwyn Baptist Church, 4720 Cherokee St., College Park. Come and study the book of Romans. Women of all ages are invited. Cost of $6.50 is the textbook fee. Contact 301-4747117 or secretary @berwynbaptist. org. Mount Rainier Christian Church will conduct Praisercise, a Chris-

tian exercise group meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at the church, 4001 33rd St., Mount Rainier. The exercise group will have exercise education about nutrition and more. Professional instruction from University Of Maryland, College Park, kinesiology students and the program. Open to people of all ages and fitness levels. Free. Call 301-864-3869 or visit www. or email brianpadamusus @ Largo Community Church is revising its fitness program, Mon-

days and Wednesdays, to include Latin-infused dance. Classes start at 7 p.m. and the fee is $5. The church is at 1701 Enterprise Road in Mitchellville. E-mail justfit4life

Body and Soul Fitness presents “I’m All In,” Bethany Community

Church, 15720 Riding Stable Road in Laurel. Sessions start with cardio/strength classes from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday with a co-ed session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call Abby Dixson at 301-5491877, email or visit

Touch of Love Bible Church, conducts weekly support group meetings for people who are separated or divorced, 11 a.m. every Saturday at the church, 13503 Baltimore Ave. in Laurel. Call 301210-3170. Ladies Bible Study Class on the book of Esther, Maryland City

Baptist Church, 1:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at the church, 326 Brock Bridge Road in Laurel. Free nursery. Call Tammie Marshall at 301-498-3224 or visit mdcitybaptist Free First Place 4 Health series, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Berwyn

Baptist Church, 4720 Cherokee St. in College Park. Call 240-601-1640.

Anti-domestic violence and stalking support group meetings,

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday. Abigail Ministries offers the meetings in Hyattsville. Call 301277-3775 for exact location. Maryland Family Christian Center’s Praise Dance Ministry, 7

p.m. Tuesdays at North Forestville Elementary School, 2311 Ritchie Road in Forestville. Ministry teaches people to dance. Call 240392-2633.

sions, 9 a.m. every Friday at It’s

God’s Choice Christian Bookstore, 1454 Addison Road South in Capitol Heights. Call 301-499-5799 for information.

Vocalists/singers needed to harmonize “Inspirational Music,”

every Saturday at 8221 Cryden Way in Forestville. Call 301-5990932 or 301-219-4350.

Baha’i devotions, 10 to 11:30 a.m., first and third Sunday of every month. Breakfast served at 10 a.m. All are welcome. The devotions are at 14200 Livingston Road in Clinton. Call 703-380-7267. Urgent call for 50 prayer warriors, noon to 1 p.m. Monday

through Friday. Christian Outreach International Center calls for prayer warriors in intercessory prayer with Bishop Janie Carr at the church, 3709 Hamilton St. in Hyattsville. Call 301-927-1684.

Hidden Strengths Support Ministry Inc. Phone Line Prayer Ministry, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every

Wednesday. E-mail requests to Call 202372-7716.

Victory Church International prayer services, 6 to 8 a.m. daily at

the church, 9308 Allentown Road in Fort Washington. Call 301-4497706.

Heavens Best Healing and Deliverance Baptist Church revival services, 8 p.m. Monday through

Friday and at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays at the church, 8311 Old Branch Ave. in Clinton. Call 301877-7702.

Church on the Hill “School of Healing,” 3 to 5 p.m. the first and

third Sunday of each month at the A.D. Headen Chapel, Refreshing Spring Church, 6200 Riverdale Road in Riverdale. For registration information, call 301-333-0499.

New Creation Church Bible study meetings, 7 p.m. Wednes-

days at the Bladensburg High School auditorium, 4200 57th Ave. in Bladensburg. Sunday services are at 10 and 11 a.m. New Broken Vessels Ministry Women’s Bible Study and Discus-





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Visit today! *No purchase necessary to enter or win contest or sweepstakes. Void where prohibited. For full contest details and for official sweepstakes rules, visit

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The backpacks have been filled, the laptops are charged and students have welcomed a new school year throughout our community. MGM National Harbor is proud to be a sponsor of the “My Favorite Teacher” contest and support educational opportunities for students at all levels. Education empowers us with knowledge to tackle the challenges of today. With each educated man, woman and child, our community and society takes one giant step forward. Stepping up to the plate for students is one more way MGM National Harbor is strengthening communities through education.

Our schools are open to all children living in Prince George’s County and they are tuition-free. In order to enroll your child, you must apply through our online lottery process. The online application form for School Year 2014-2015 will be available beginning Friday, November 1, 2013, and will remain open through January 31, 2014. The lottery will be held after January 31, 2014. For more specific information about each school, including how to enroll your child, please visit their individual websites.

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Proposing a project Exhibit of materials shows what goes into grant applications n


People who appreciate murals, sculpture and other art in public places have a chance to see how works are first envisioned in a new exhibit at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier.

PUBLIC ART CONCEPTS: AN EXHIBIT OF PROPOSALS n When: Panel discussion: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. n Exhibit: Sept. 27 to Nov. 22 n Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier n Tickets: Free n For information: 301-6991819,

Called “Public Art Concepts: An Exhibit of Proposals,” the free exhibit opens Friday, Sept. 27, and closes Nov. 22. On the evening of Sept. 27, Joe’s will also host a free discussion by a panel of participating artists and representatives from agencies that award grants for public projects. “We’re bringing all this that artists do outside, inside,” said curator Nehemiah Dixon III, who is visual arts coordinator at Joe’s. Included in the proposals by 10 artists are drawings, scale models, letters to agencies and other materials that go into making an effective pitch for funding. “I didn’t expect the level of care,” said Dixon about the extent of work involved. “They’re beautiful,” he said about their artistic elements. Dixon said the idea for the exhibit originated with artist and sculptor Alonzo Davis. “It was about a year ago, and he said, ‘Wouldn’t it be a good idea to exhibit the proposals?’” Dixon said. In recent years, local public art projects have increased, including a mural at a funeral home, painting of the post office and a project at a skate park in the Mount Rainier area. “There’s been a trend – it’s been happening faster than I can keep up with,” he said. “The [Route 1] corridor didn’t look the same after all this,” said Dixon. Brooke Kidd, founder and executive director of Joe’s Movement Emporium, said she is glad to host the exhibit, which is sponsored by Art Lives Here. Art Lives Here is a campaign

how the clay changes through freezing and thawing cycles. “It’s asking people to pay attention to [what is] a pretty cool and interesting process,” Boozer said. The idea is that by being observant and seeing things from different perspectives, a person’s life can be enriched by different or deeper understandings of things. “Dirt is commonplace, and it’s everywhere, but if you shift your perspective, you can find it interesting,” she said.

Nehemiah Dixon III, visual arts coordinator at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, hangs pieces for the upcoming exhibit, “Public Art Concepts: An Exhibit of Proposals.” The show, curated by DIxon, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the process for artists in creating art for public spaces. GREG DOHLER/THE GAZETTE


A piece by Mount Rainier artist Margaret Boozer shows a letter of proposal, design drawing and a small scale model of the public art project she is currently installing on 39th Street in Mount Rainier.



by artists and businesses to boost the visibility of the Gateway Arts and Entertainment District along Route 1 through North Brentwood, Brentwood, Mount Rainier and Hyattsville. “It’s a tremendous project – we’re really glad to have it here,” Kidd said. One of the artists in the Public Art Concepts exhibit is Margaret Boozer, who owns the Red Dirt Studio in Mount Rainier. Boozer creates works with clay and earth, fascinated by their colors, textures and other properties. Her proposal at Joe’s is about an outdoor piece called “Frost Weathering” that she is currently installing outside the Gateway Arts Center building at Rhode Island Ave. and 39th Street in Brentwood. “I do think it’s useful for people to see how artists make an idea visible before a thing exists,” she said about her drawing and scale model in the exhibit. “I also think it’s important for artists to see it, to learn from each other how they do it,” she said. Proposals are critical, because unless they make a clear impression, the artist is not likely to win a grant over competitors. “You have invested the money, time and resources … but it might not come back to you [as a grant],” she said. For the outdoor piece, Boozer is placing a thick slab of local clay on an 18-foot steel shelf that is bolted into an outdoor cement wall near the 39th Street Gallery. People can see it from a path above the wall or from the street. Bisecting the long slab is a porcelain vein that will trigger stress cracks over time. Viewed over 20 years or more, the geologic piece is intended to show

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toria Falls Active Adult Community, 13701 Belle Chasse Blvd (off Contee Rd), Laurel, MD. Sat. 9/28. 8:30a12:30p. CASH & CARRY, antiques, furn, equip, HH items, art, jewelry, holiday items, clothes, toys, etc. Questions? 410813-0090


Multi Family Estate & Yard Sale. Sunday, Sept 29th 9am-4pm Offering collectibles, toys, furniture, clothing & many more items of interest. New Bedford Dr, Derwood MD, off Avery Rd, cross street Muncaster Mill Rd

ADELPHI: 2 Jewish Cemetary Plots, Mt Lebanon, Total $3000 for both, Call: 410-224-2559 (after 11am please)


Passeport lost

55 GAL AQUARI- RL1172259. A Ephrem. UM & STAND: Incl. phone 240-899-4000

CANE CORSO PUREBRED PUPPIES AVAILAB L E NOW! P u r e b r e d C a n e Corso (Italian Mastiff) puppies available now: 2 males and 3 females born 7/5/2013. Colors: Black & white and black brindle. . . $600 (all ICCF registered). Dewclaws and tail docks done, and first exams/shots/deworming. Mom and dad, b o t h ICCF registered, are also on premises. Our dogs are raised & live in our home as p a r t of family. $600. 240274-3130.

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

Beginning on August 22, 2011, Prince George’s County Maryland established an Automated Speed Enforcement Program. The Program includes the use of automated speed enforcement systems which capture speed violations in designated school zones and designated Institution of Higher Education areas, in accordance with State Law. The block ranges below are approximations of the enforcement zone as established by law. Automated speed enforcement cameras will always be placed within the established enforcement zones. All State Highways on this list are subject to approval by the State Highway Administration. This notice is to advise the public that Prince George’s County intends to use automated speed enforcement systems in the Prince George’s County locations listed below:

∂ Judith P. Hoyer Montessori School: 800-1100 Hill Road (formerly Oakcrest Elementary School) ∂ Horizon Learning Academy: 2900-3200 Forestville Road (formerly Our Savior’s BIOLOGY TUTOR School)

High ING School?College Gen- For further information, call Prince George’s County Police Department at: 301-955-0790 e r a l or email to: Biology , General P h y s i (9-26-13) o l o g y , Neurophysiology . ttps://



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Loving Home to Provide a Lifetime of Joy & Opportunity for Your Baby. No Age or Racial Concerns. Paid Expenses. 1-866-440-4220

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Editorial Staff Supervisor/Reporter


We are looking for AMAZING sales people!!! The Gazette, a Post Newsweek Media company, is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated people to take our sales territories to the next level. If you value autonomy, but can work well in a team that values integrity, respect and growth, this may be the job for you. The mission of the Advertising Sales Consultant is to develop new business while servicing and increasing existing business. Position involves cold calls, interviewing potential clients, developing and presenting marketing plans, closing sales and developing strong customer relationships. Candidates should possess persistence, energy, enthusiasm and strong planning and organizational skills.

Comprint Military Publications has an immediate opening for a full-time, Editorial Staff Supervisor/Reporter in its Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Virginia office. News writing background, InDesign knowledge, & digital camera familiarity, and experience supervising an editorial team a must. Familiarity with military a plus. Email resume, writing samples and salary requirements to: We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, pension, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. EOE Position Location: Pentagram Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall 204 Lee Avenue Building 59, Room 116 Fort Myer VA 22211-1199

We offer a competitive compensation, commission and incentives, comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, pension, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. To become part of this high-quality, high-growth organization, send resume and salary/earnings requirement to EOE

Dental/ Medical Assistant Trainees Needed Now

Pharmacy/ Phlebotomy Tech Trainees Needed Now

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

Pharmacies/ hospitals now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-240-4524



Skilled Trade

NEEDED CARPENTERS & PAINTERS For more info please call 301-749-9161 or email


Local security integration firm needs hard worker to organize and maintain warehouse and inventory. Valid driver’s license necessary. No experience needed. Job can lead to advancement for the right individual. Email resume:


Registered Nurse Radiation Therapy Full time Days M-F

RMA is actively recruiting a FT RN for our Rad Oncology cntr located in Rockville/ Germantown. FT RN min 3 years nursing exp. OCN preferred; Send resumes to e-mail


Work From Home

National Children’s Center Making calls Weekdays 9-4 No selling! Sal + bonus + benes.

Call 301-333-1900


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