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Minimum wage vote gets delayed No date set for council’s decision



Approving raises to the minimum wage will have to wait as the Prince George’s County Council decided not to vote on a bill that would raise the minimum wage by a total of $4.25 over a threeyear period. County Council Chairwoman Andrea Harrison (D-Dist. 5) of Springdale said the council was waiting on information from Montgomery County before it passed the bill. The minimum wage bill was announced as a regional collaboration between Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and Washington, D.C., to limit competition with other counties that PHOTOS BY BILL RYAN/THE GAZETTE


inside look New Carrollton students explore the news business with online publication

W Charles Carroll Middle School technical coach William Simpson helps seventh-grader Benjamin Zheng edit video interviews for the school’s student-led online newspaper as part of its journalism program.

indy Nguyen, a seventhgrader at Charles Carroll Middle School in New Carrollton, signed up for what he thought was a “basic writing class” that would meet in school every other day. What he landed in, however, was a new multimedia publication: The HighLander. Windy, a video game columnist, is one of 14 Carroll students at the school’s new student-run online news publication. The students do all of the writing and interviewing and they create

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Charles Carroll Middle School eighth-graders Cindy Beza and Maria Martinez set up a camera to record an interview Nov. 14 for the student-led online newspaper as part of its journalism program.


may attract businesses with lower employee wages. “At some point we have to act and do the job we were elected to do,” Harrison said during the council’s Tuesday meeting. “There is unanimous support on this council for this bill.” The bill would raise the county’s minimum wage to $11.50 over a three-year period with incremental increases. Employees who were exempt from state and federal wage laws and employees under the age of 18 working 20 or less hours would be exempt, according to the bill. David Iannucci, the county executive’s assistant deputy chief administrative officer for economic development and public infrastructure, was in favor of the council’s delay in moving forward.

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Hoping to further bolster school safety and safeguard against potential tragedies such as the Newtown, Conn., shooting, Prince George’s County school officials are adding security enhancements such as ID scanner systems and high fencing. Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell said a system that scanned visitors’ licenses and checked names against sex offender registries and other lists was in use when he was superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Produced by Houston-based Raptor Technologies, the system requires

videos for the publication. “I didn’t know it was actually going to be a group, and we were actually going to do stuff. But now that we know, we think it’s pretty cool,” Windy said. The HighLander, named after the school’s former mascot, launched this school year as part of Carroll’s new journalism department. Students from Carroll’s journalism department work in class and at home with volunteer help from


visitors to slide their photo identification through a digital reader, which will flag individuals listed on state sex offender registry lists and also keeps a log of all visitors. “We are already looking into it, and I expect we will have something very similar to it, and get it installed soon,” MaxMaxwell well said during a Nov. 14 meeting with The Gazette’s editorial board. Rex Barrett, acting security director for PGCPS, said the system is currently reviewing ID management systems and is hoping to have one implemented through-

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Laurel Lakes neighbors hope to see clearly now Sediment removal project expected to begin in July 2014 n



Donald Williford said he hasn’t seen some of his neighbors at Laurel Lakes in years, the result of deteriorating conditions to the once-beautiful area. “You used to be able to catch fish there, and ducks would come out every morning,” said Williford, who has lived on the north side of the lakes since 1991, adding that there’s no fishing at the lake and ducks haven’t come by in years.


‘NO LONGER A FORGOTTEN COMMUNITY’ United effort yields new library for William Paca Elementary School.


Williford and about 10 other nearby residents and city officials turned out Nov. 14 to hear an update on a project by county Department of Environmental Resources officials. The county is finalizing plans to dredge the upper lake, removing an estimated 15,000 cubic yards of sediment that has plugged it up, said DER engineer and project manager Joanna M. Smith. Dredging is the excavation of materials at least partially underwater, removing sediment for disposal at another location, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website. Smith said DER is in the permitting phase of the project, which is expected

to be put out to bid in the spring. “If everything goes well between the bid date and the open bid, we expect construction to hopefully begin July 2014,” Smith said, adding that construction would take three to six months. Smith said much of the vegetation growing out of control in and around the lake will be removed, affording viewers a better look at the lake, which should look clearer and provide a better habitat for fish and other wildlife. The two lakes comprising Laurel Lakes were created in the 1980s. The upper lake is intended to capture runoff

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Donald Williford of Laurel lives near the upper lake at Granville Gude Park, which is scheduled to be dredged because of a buildup of sediment.







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NOV. 21 Fresh Press T-Shirts, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Prince George’s Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville. Pick your choice of T-shirt decal designs that fit your style. Bring a plain white T-shirt or purchase one for $3. (Limited sizes available.) Cost: resident, $5; non-resident, $6. Contact 301-8641611; TTY 301-445-4512. Alzheimer’s Association Support Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center, 7120 Contee Road, Laurel. Groups provide a place for people with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, family members and friends to share valuable information. Groups are free. Call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-2723900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information. Contact 301-613-6087.

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Burtonsville’s Church of the Resurrection shines light on Belgium’s brightest with concert SPORTS The Suitland, DuVal, Gwynn Park and Surrattsville football teams play for region titles and a berth in the state semifinals this weekend. Check online for coverage of the games.

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NOV. 22 Margaritaville Coach Purse Bingo, 5:30 p.m., Laurel Elks Lodge No. 2283, 8261 Brock Bridge Road, Laurel. Event benefits youth activities, offers 20 games, jackpots, raffles and door prizes. Put on your Hawaiian shirts, hula skirts and flip-flops — the most spirited attendee wins a special prize. Food and beverage served. Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at door. Contact 301-526-9029 or Maryland Opera Studio: Albert Herring, 7:30 p.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park. In honor of the centennial of Benjamin Britten’s birth, the Maryland Opera Studio presents his rollicking 1947 comedy. Cost: $25 or $10 for student. Contacy 301-405-2787 or UMD Wind Ensemble, 8 p.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park. Under the new leadership of Michael Votta, the UMD Wind Ensemble introduces audiences to new works for wind band and continues its tradition of performing some of the most respected works in the repertoire. Contact 301405-2787 or

NOV. 23 Teens & Jeans for the Homeless Walk-A-Thon, 10

a.m. to 1 p.m., Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg. Walk on the Anacostia Tributary Trail and bring awareness to hunger and homelessness. Bring gently worn jeans of all sizes to donate. Contact 301-779-0371; TTY 301-699-2544. Cub Scout Badge Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro. Join a naturalist and work on different topics related to the requirements for the naturalist badge achievement. Activities may include indoor and outdoor components, please dress accordingly. Reservations required. Cost: resident, $4; non-resident, $5. Contact 301-218-6702; TTY 301-699-2544. Beltsville “Live Healthy, Be Happy” Community Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville. An opportunity for Beltsville to take advantage of free health screenings for diabetes, body fat, blood pressure, hearing and vision tests, and more. Contact connor.


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Clement Moore’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas” poem plays out as part of the larger-than-life ICE! event at National Harbor, running through Jan. 5. For details, visit

MORE INTERACTIVE CALENDAR ITEMS AT WWW.GAZETTE.NET Kiddie Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel. Nutrition program hosted by the Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. for children ages 6 to 11. There will be two brief sessions on basic nutrition and food safety followed by a demonstration of child-friendly recipes. Contact 202-787-0521 or Winter Festival of Lights Trot for a Turkey, 6 p.m., Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro. For years, visitors to the annual Winter Festival of Lights have been dazzled by twinkling light displays as they drove through Watkins Regional Park. This year, you can register to walk or run through the 2.4-mile course and see the displays up close. Registration fee will provide a family in need with a holiday turkey. Cost: $30 per person. Contact 301-627-7755; TTY 301-699-2544. Tennis Clinic at Watkins Tennis Bubble, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Watkins Regional Park Tennis Bubble, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro. Free tennis clinic for middle and high school students in Prince George’s County. Free tennis rackets will be given to the first 10 first-time participants; tennis rackets and balls will be provided to those who need them. Spectators welcome to watch. Contact 301-218-6870; TTY 301-218-6768.

NOV. 24 Honors Chamber Music Recital, 3 p.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park. Concert showcases exceptional ensembles of the UMD School of Music’s chamber music program. Contact 301-405-2787 or


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NOV. 25 Free Business Workshop, 5 to 8 p.m., Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave. Basic training to get started on becoming a business owner. Contact 301-277-3775 or Korean Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park. Enjoy Korean drumming. Contact 301-405-2787 or tickets.

NOV. 27 Northern Prince George’s County Republican Club Meeting, 7 p.m., Greenbelt American Legion

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Hyattsville businessman honored for community efforts Hyattsville native Albert W. Turner was presented with the

“A Passion for Caring Award” by Doctors Community Hospital during its 21st annual gala, held Nov. 2, according to a news release. The “A Passion for Caring Award” was created to honor an individual or organization that positively impacts the residents of Prince George’s County and the region in some fashion, according to the release. “We were truly honored to present Mr. Turner with our first ‘Passion for Caring Award.’ Given his many years of contributing to the growth of our community through his government service, business initiatives and philanthropic endeavors, he has helped to make Prince George’s County a great place to live, work and play,” said Robyn Webb-Williams, vice president, Doctors Community Hospital Foundation. Doctor’s Community Hospital is a nonprofit hospital located in Lanham. Turner, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, founded MCD Enterprises, a business focused on developing residential communities throughout Maryland. Additionally, he served as the first mayor of New Carrollton and as a member of the board of directors for the Prince George’s County Tourism Council, Suburban Maryland Home Builders Association and the Southern Maryland Heart Association, according to the release. “Presenting this award to him at our gala, which raised funds for the renovation of our surgical services suite to care for the growing number of people who have complex medical conditions, was the perfect set-

Rinor Jusufi, Ahmed Kamil, Dennis Kanu, Dajeong Kim, Joseph Kim, Jan Knutson, Mofoluso Koiki, Sanai Kureishi, Ryan LeTourneau, Robin Lee, Sarah Leonard, Hohn Li, Walter Little and Cathy Ly. Students making the Principal’s Honor Roll list with last names beginning with “M” through “Z” will run in the Nov. 28 edition.

From trash to treasure

Beltsville temple celebrates Diwali festival


Aaron Springer of College Park and Loree O’Hagan of Edmonston build a sculpture Saturday at the Recycled Art Workshop in College Park. The workshop, co-hosted by the College Park Arts Exchange and Public Works, was in celebration of America Recycles Day and allowed groups to build sculptures out of reclaimed trash. ting to share both his and the hospital’s commitment to serving our wonderful community,” Webb-Williams said.

Roosevelt High releases Principal’s Honor Roll Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt recently released its Principal’s Honor Roll list for the first quarter. Students named to the Principal’s Honor Roll, must have at

least a 4.0 grade point average and no grade lower than a 90. The following students with last names beginning with “A” through “L” were named to the Principal’s Honor Roll: Pendo Abbo, Leah Aclin, Enimien-Omon Ayewoh, Abel Banko, Jordan Barton, Victor Baumann, Joy Bernardo, John Bielec, Haizhao Bo, Charles Bond, Jacqueom Brown, Mauricia Brown, Daniel Bustos, Lewis Campbell, Scott Candey, Nelson Chen, Rachel Clune, Diana

Dang, Taylor Daniels, Megan Dass, Nour Debiat, Nicole Delapaz, Ayomide Dixon, Bryce Dubayah, Danielle Dyson, Stephen Dziwura, Deanna Esan, Naja Fadul, Herandre Fair, Mia Fair, Sally Feng, Anna Fitzmaurice, Tesiya Franklin, Christopher Gagnon, David Gardner, Carl Graham, Anne Greaves, Alyssa Gutierrez, Griffin Hall, Natalie Hanno, Miles Harriston, Jennifer Hill, Alexis Holliday, Stella Hurtt, Rosemary Iwuala, Clara Janzen, Amritha Jayanti,

The Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, or BAPS, Hindu temple in Beltsville held its annual traditional Diwali festival in its new facility on Nov. 10, according to Mayur Thaker of BAPS media relations. “This was the first celebration of Diwali that we’ve been able to have in our new temple,” Thaker said. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights and represents the triumph of good over evil, symbolized by lights in the darkness, according to the Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India. Thakur said the temple’s congregation has grown from approximately 60 people in 1998 to include over 1,500 people from Prince George’s, Montgomery and Howard counties, and that Saturday’s celebration was the largest the temple has hosted, with over 1,500 attendees.

Laurel feral cat group holds shelter workshop Laurel TNR, a volunteerrun, feral cat trap-neuterrelease organization in Laurel



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will be holding a winter shelter workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Partnership Hall, next to the Laurel Police Department, located at 811 Fifth St. in Laurel. Laurel TNR is not just about trap-neuter-release, but also about improving the quality of life and safety of feral cats, Woods said. “It gets awfully cold here in the winter time,” said Laurel TNR founder Helen Woods, who added that feral cats will often seek shelter in storm drains. “Below ground, it’s warmer, of course, but after a heavy rainfall or snow melt, there’s a greater risk of drowning. So we’re trying to provide a safer, warmer alternative.” The workshop will teach participants how to make warm winter shelters out of inexpensive materials, Woods said. There is a $20 materials fee and preregistration is required. For more information, or to preregister, email

College Park residents get leaf-collection reminder Fall leaf cleanup is currently underway in College Park. City Manager Joseph Nagro urged residents to not park in front of piles of leaves, as it makes the leaves inaccessible to cleanup crews. Nagro also asked residents to be careful not to rake leaves into the curb, especially in areas with limited roadside parking, as this can present a fire hazard. “People will park on the leaves, which is really not a good idea, especially given how dry it’s been lately. You may come back to find your car in cinders,” Nagro said.

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‘Landover is no longer a forgotten community’

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William Paca Elementary School Principal Dorothy Clowers pounds a sledgehammer onto a bookshelf during the unveiling of her school’s upcoming library and computer lab makeover. The new library will feature shorter shelves, new books and new TVs, and will update the school’s computer labs with Macintosh and Dell computers. Clowers’ destruction of the bookshelf symbolized the school’s transition to the new library, which should open on Dec. 10.

United effort yields new library for Paca BY CHASE COOK STAFF WRITER

The sledgehammer clasped in Principal Dorothy Clowers hands was juxtaposed with the black dress and black high-heel boots she wore for the renovation kickoff of William Paca Elementary School’s library. “On the count of three, swing the hammer,” someone in the audience began to say, before being interrupted by the sharp crack of wood severing from the bookshelf. Many laughed as Clowers looked surprised at the sledgehammer’s damage, even though her backswing barely reached past her head. The dismantling Nov. 13 of the bookshelf — which took another swing from Clowers and a hit from Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) — was a symbol of the new start for Paca’s new library and computer labs. They are being constructed over the next month as part of a public-private partnership and Baker’s Transforming Neighborhood Initiative, or TNI. The initiative created teams that focus

on communities facing economic, health, public safety and educational challenges. Paca is in Landover, a part of the KentlandPalmer Park TNI community. “It was nice knocking down that old bookshelf,” Clowers said. “Now we will be on the cutting edge.” Paca’s new library will feature smaller bookshelves, so students can reach books easily. It will have new TVs, new books and a resource center for parents to read books on parenting, Clowers said. The school’s computer labs are getting a makeover, too. The school will receive 72 new computers to bolster its supply and replace some of the older equipment, she said. The new computer labs are important because more students can take the new state standardized tests — which are taken online and being implemented next school year — at one time, Clowers said. “They recognized the need,” Clowers said. “Landover is no longer a forgotten community.” Marquette Dunbar, 10, of Landover said

he planned to use the new library to read art books because he wants to be an artist or sculptor. He is eager to see new computers that will allow more access to the Internet and educational websites. “I’m really looking forward to the new library coming in,” Marquette said. “Just really can’t wait for it to come in.” The library and computer lab makeover is a partnership of the county; the Landover Educational Athletic Recreational Nonprofit Foundation, which provides grants and scholarships for county youth; The Heart of America Foundation, a Washington, D.C.based nonprofit that promotes volunteer service and literacy; and other sponsors. The project should be finished by Dec. 10, said Carla Reid, Kentland-Palmer Park TNI team leader. “This is really what TNI is all about,” Baker said. “This is important for the community that in the past said government doesn’t respond.”

Washington Gas Light Co. has asked for permission to upgrade its gas pipes and charge customers upfront for the work. Maryland law passed this year allows gas companies to charge for infrastructure upgrades or improvements before those are complete and bypass the typical method of recouping the money later through a rate increase. On Nov. 7, Washington Gas Light filed a 22-year, $869 million plan with the Maryland Public Service Commission to repair or replace 633 miles of pipe main and 75,200 services. To pay for the upgrades, the utility would tack a 29-cent monthly fee on the average residential heating customer’s bill. The fee would fund the first five years and $200 million of the upgrades and also would pay for $5.2 million of improvements made in August and September. It could increase each year up to the maximum $2 per month allowed by the new law, according to the utility’s request. In its request, the utility said the new fee would take effect Dec. 7. But the PSC has put a temporary kibosh on the fee, suspending it for 150 days so the commission can mull it over. “The suspension period is necessary to provide the Commission with an opportunity to determine the justness and reasonableness of the proposal,” according to a Nov. 13 order issued by the PSC. Washington Gas is the third Maryland utility to apply to the PSC for a surcharge since the law passed in the spring.

In its request, the utility said the project would create more than 250 jobs, eliminate gas leaks and reduce gas emissions. Del. Charles E. Barkley (D-Dist. 39) of Germantown, sponsor of the law, said it was intended to accelerate infrastructure repairs on miles of aging pipe. It also sought to save customers money and create jobs, he said. “Ratepayers are eventually going to pay for this stuff anyway,” Barkley said. “If utilities can get some money as they go along, it should save some interest down the road.” Washington Gas will be required to file a full rate case after the five years, but Barkley said it cannot double dip and ask for a rate increase to pay for what the surcharge covered. Del. Alfred C. Carr Jr. said Washington Gas lobbied for the law, which he opposed, and that it will actually increase company profits. “My understanding is that Washington Gas has the ability and resources to raise the money to make the needed upgrades to keep system safe and reliable using the traditional rate making process,” said Carr (D-Dist. 18) of Kensington. “They prefer to do this way because it is more profitable for them.” The law also opened the door for other utilities to seek similar surcharges, he said. “My expectation is that you’ll see electric utilities pushing for a similar law,” he said, noting that electric utilities already have begun to see the surcharges through other means. In July, the PSC granted Pepco $24 million of a $192 million surcharge, tacking about 6 cents per month upfront on customer bills. That decision is currently facing appeal in court.

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Kenmoor Middle School in Landover, the school with the most wins in Science Bowl history, will look to add another championship trophy after scoring a 265-175 win Tuesday over Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School of Laurel. “They were two very good teams,” said Science Bowl host Dave Zahren. “Eisenhower acquitted themselves well, especially considering they were going up against two Science Bowl veterans.” The Science Bowl competition, now in its 28th season, is a televised quiz program pitting Prince George’s County public elementary and middle school


Kenmoor Middle School students John Bridgers, Prosun Das and Ifeoma Okeke compete Tuesday in the Science Bowl competition at the Bonnie F. Johns Educational Media Center in Landover. teams against each other in a series of science-related questions worth five to 25 points, based on difficulty. Kenmoor’s captain, seventh-grader Prosun Das, had competed on the show twice

for Landover’s Cora Rice Elementary, and sixth-grader John Bridgers competed last year for Landover’s Highland Park Elementary. Eighth-grader Ifeoma Okeke rounded out the team. Kenmoor quickly took the

lead, answering high point questions in astronomy, zoology and human biology. Eisenhower attempted a comeback in the second half, answering questions on the Periodic Table of Elements, bees and botany to trail by 70 points, but by that point, only lowpoint questions remained on the board, and Kenmoor took the win. “We watched old videos, and we had a practice buzzer, and we also practiced at home,” Prosun said. An aspiring herpetologist, Prosun answered a number of the zoology-related questions, often before Zahren finished the question. “He was particularly wellversed on the life sciences, and I was not surprised at how quickly he jumped in on many of those questions,” Zahren said. John said that when he or Ifeoma knew the answer, they would elbow Prosun to tell him to buzz in.

Kenmoor has won the Science Bowl championship eight times in the show’s 28-year history, most recently in 2010. “It’s something the kids take pride in, living up to the legend,” said team sponsor Cheryl Diallo. “They want to be part of the tradition.” The match marked Eisenhower’s return to competition after a long hiatus. “They did really well for their first time in the Science Bowl,” said sponsor Melissa Paciotti. Eisenhower earned the quarterfinal elimination spot against Kenmoor following a 255-155 win against Thomas Johnson Middle in Lanham earlier in the day. Thomas Johnson took an early lead, but Eisenhower caught up to trail by only five points at the end of the first half. In the second half, the Eisenhower team of eighth-graders Jeremy Mensah, Betelihim Haile and Lillian Peters answered several high-point questions to take

the lead. “Our strategy was simple. If we were behind, shoot for the big ones, if we were ahead, play it safe,” Jeremy said. Kenmoor defeated Stephen Decatur Middle in Clinton, 350115, in the first game of the day. “Kenmoor was a pretty tough team, and we tried our best,” said Decatur sixthgrader Daesha Tyler, who competed alongside eighth-graders Dylan Derringer and Roderic Williams. With the win, Kenmoor earned the fourth berth in the middle school semifinals, which will take place March 18. Kenmoor will take on Thomas G. Pullen Creative and Performing Arts School in Landover. The winner will face either Greenbelt Middle or Samuel Ogle Middle in Bowie for the championship. janfenson-comeau@


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Kennedy assassination still raising questions 50 years later Bethesda autopsy continues to be among more controversial aspects n



In the early-morning hours of Nov. 23, 1963, Dr. James J. Humes washed his hands after overseeing what is arguably the most controversial autopsy in modern U.S. history at Bethesda Naval Hospital, now Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The director of laboratories of the National Medical School in Bethesda took his notes of the proceedings to his Bethesda home and burned them after meticulously copying the records because, Humes later testified, they were stained with John F. Kennedy’s blood and “inappropriate to be turned over to anyone.” “Having transcribed those notes … I destroyed those pieces of paper,” Humes, who died in 1999, testified in 1977 before a medical panel convened by the U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations, one of several political bodies that investigated the killing. “I felt they would fall into the hands of some sensation seeker.” That admission is one of many facets of the case that have fueled speculation of a cover-up and conspiracy over Kennedy’s death for the past 50 years. As the half-century anniversary approaches Friday, the autopsy in Bethesda continues to be one of the more controversial elements. “Dr. Humes may have had his reasons for burning the original autopsy notes,” Philip Shenon, a former New York Times journalist and author of a new book, “A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination,” said in an interview. “But it was still jaw-dropping to discover what he did.” Jim Lesar, president of the Assassination Archives and Research Center, a private organization in Silver Spring that preserves documents and other records on political assassinations, added, “It was an extraordinarily controversial autopsy that has been denounced by many authorities in the field.” Of the roughly 30 agents, military officers, medical per-


Jacqueline Kennedy reaches for the door of the ambulance carrying the body of her slain husband, President John F. Kennedy, at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs on Nov. 22, 1963. Kennedy’s brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, accompanies her at right. sonnel and others that the House assassinations committee determined were present in the Bethesda examination room 50 years ago, only a handful remain alive. Walter Reed does not have anyone still working there who can comment on the autopsy, but a historian at the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery was preparing an information packet Tuesday about the autopsy and Navy medicine, said Katie Mollet, a medical center spokeswoman. James Curtis Jenkins, one of the few present at the autopsy still alive, is scheduled to speak this weekend during a conference in Dallas on the assassination organized by JFK Lancer Productions and Publications. Jenkins, who then was a lab technician at the Bethesda hospital and could not be reached for comment, told William Law, who interviewed Jenkins and others for his book, “In the Eye of History: Bethesda Hospital Medical Evidence in the JFK Assassination,” that physicians were ordered to “follow a scenario” during autopsy proceedings. Jenkins said that any time doctors “stepped outside that scenario, they got slapped,” Law said in an interview. “That could be why Dr. Humes burned his notes.” In his 1977 testimony, Humes said he was “distressed” over allegations of being involved in a cover-up, which he called “totally ridiculous.” He reiterated his testimony before the Warren Commission, formed in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the kill-

ing. Humes said he believed only two gunshots struck Kennedy and both came from behind. But when asked if he could say the shots came from above, Humes stopped short. Accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was thought by the Warren Commission to have shot at Kennedy from behind and above, from the sixth floor of the nearby Texas School Book Depository. “I think behind is probably the most one can say from the anatomical findings,” Humes testified in 1977. Humes expounded on the case during testimony in 1996 before the Assassination Records Review Board, formed by Congress to review decisions related to records on the assassination. He acknowledged burning an original draft of the autopsy report that was not stained with Kennedy’s blood because he “didn’t want anything to remain that some squirrel would grab on and make whatever use that they might.” “That was my decision and mine alone,” Humes said.

‘Hysterical’ scene The scene in that Bethesda examination room was “hysterical,” with a large contingent of officials and medical professionals in the room, Humes testified in 1977. Kennedy’s wife, Jacqueline, and brother Robert remained at the hospital, and a crowd gathered outside on the grounds. “How we kept our wits about us as well as we did is amazing to me,” Humes said. “There was no question but we were being

urged to expedite this examination as quickly as possible. … We made every effort to put aside [such urgings] and approach this investigation in as scientific a manner as we could. But did it harass us and cause difficulty? Of course it did; how could it not?” Dr. J. Thornton Boswell, chief of pathology at the Bethesda hospital in 1963, who also signed the autopsy report, testified before the House committee in 1977 that Rear Adm. George Burkley, who was Kennedy’s personal physician and among those present at the autopsy, imposed only one “immaterial” constraint on them. They had “caught Oswald and that they needed the bullet to complete the case,” said Thornton, who died in 2010. “We were told initially that’s what we should do, is to find the bullet.” After the pathologists determined there was no bullet inside Kennedy but only fragments, Burkley, who died in 1991, agreed that “we should continue and do a complete autopsy,” Thornton said. Humes added that he understood Burkley’s position as he was concerned about the emotional state of the Kennedy family. “He was in hopes that the examination could achieve its goal in as expedient a manner as possible,” Humes said. Shenon’s book describes how the morgue at the Bethesda hospital had been renovated with new equipment just a few weeks earlier. “It was spacious by the standards of military hospitals, about twenty-five by thirty feet, with a dissecting table fixed to the floor in the center,” Shenon wrote. “A closed-circuit television camera had been installed so audiences across the street at the National Institutes of Health … could observe at a distance.” But no one switched on that camera for the Kennedy autopsy, which Humes later said he wished had occurred to help end speculation about the proceedings. The House committee medical panel, headed by former New York City chief medical examiner Michael Baden, concurred with the Warren Commission and Bethesda autopsy pathologists that two bullets had struck Kennedy from behind. But there was a key dissenter,

former Allegheny County, Pa., coroner Cyril Wecht, who disagreed that a single bullet struck Kennedy and then caused all of the wounds to Texas Gov. John Connally, who was riding in the car with Kennedy. “Without the single-bullet theory, there cannot be one assassin, whether it is Oswald or anybody else,” Wecht testified in 1978. He also raised questions about the “remote” possibility of another shot fired from the right side or lower right rear that could have struck Kennedy at the same time a shot struck him in the back of the head. Another controversial question related to the autopsy concerned whether a neck wound was an entrance or exit wound. Doctors and nurses in Dallas who tried to save Kennedy’s life described the neck wound as an entry wound, but Baden testified in 1978 that emergency room personnel are not “trained in distinguishing some of the fine points of differences between entrance and exit gunshot wounds because this does not have much pertinence to treatment and therapy.” The neck wound had “some characteristics of an exit wound because of its smallness and roundness, which may have been, in part, due to the fact that it came out right beneath the collar and tie of the president where the skin was held fairly firm,” Baden said.

Conspiracy sentiment A recent Gallup poll showed that 61 percent of Americans believe others besides Oswald were involved in Kennedy’s killing. That’s down from 75 percent a decade ago. Among those who professed




questions in recent years was James W. Sibert, a former FBI agent who took notes in the Bethesda autopsy room for the federal agency. Sibert, who died in 2012, was quoted in numerous published reports as late as 2009 that he didn’t “buy the single-bullet theory.” Law interviewed Sibert numerous times for his book, including at Sibert’s Florida home. “He thought the back wound was too low to be part of the single-bullet theory,” Law said. “He said he often wondered if the shooter used an exploding bullet.” Sibert also told Law that when Kennedy’s body reached Bethesda, his cranium appeared to be empty of a brain. The issue of what happened to Kennedy’s brain remains another mystery. Humes and Boswell told the assassinations review board that they placed the remains of the brain in a stainless-steel container during the autopsy and then examined it two or three days later. Humes said he gave the brain remains to Burkley and did not see them again. The remains reportedly were taken from the White House to the National Archives in 1965, according to the House assassinations committee, but they turned up missing in 1966. The House assassinations committee “was not able to determine precisely what happened to the missing materials,” the panel said in its report. The committee added that Robert F. Kennedy “most likely acquired possession of, or at least personal control over, these materials.” Many doubt such questions will ever be fully resolved.


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NOV. 7 800 Block West Street, burglary – forced entry

NOV. 8 800 Block West Street, burglary – unforced 7900 Block Cypress Street, theft

NOV. 11 7800 Block Contee Road, theft from motor vehicle 8100 Block Fenwick Court, attempted burglary

NOV. 12 400 Block Washington Boulevard, theft – motor vehicle parts/accessories 14900 Block Fourth Street, theft

NOV. 14 1200 Block Sandy Spring Road, theft from motor vehicle 9300 Block Player Drive, motor vehicle theft

NOV. 15 100 Block Woodland Court, burglary – unforced entry

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A 12-year-old who said he was nearly abducted near Central High School in Capitol Heights on Friday prompted a Prince George’s County police search for the alleged suspect. But after police spent a portion of Saturday afternoon canvassing the neighborhood looking for the alleged abductor and talking to witnesses, the young man admitted in a follow-up interview that he made the event up, police said.

County police received the initial call at 5:15 p.m. on Friday to the 200 block of Cabin Branch Road in Capitol Heights for an attempted abduction. “We certainly understand that the report of an attempted abduction caused great concern in our community,” said Capt. Meredith Bingley, commander of the Regional Investigation Division’s Central Region in a released statement. “We do not take this false report lightly.” As of Monday, information about the alleged victim’s motives for the false report and potential punishment for the report are not available, said Police Officer First Class Nicole Hubbard, county police spokeswoman.

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Prince George’s County police have identified a body found near a burning vehicle earlier this week as Sydna Ann McCracken, 53, of Laurel. McCracken’s body was discovered Nov. 13 near a burning car on Brock Ridge Road near Laurel after county fire/EMS crews put out the fire, said Lt. William Alexander, a Prince George’s County Police spokesman. Preliminary findings indicate the car fire was likely a result of an auto accident after the vehicle hit a tree, Alexander said. Police are still gathering information, but at this point it looks like a “tragic” auto accident involving a single vehicle, Alexander said. The cause of death was not immediately available as the police are waiting results of a toxicology report, Alexander 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.

NOV. 11 Theft, 4700 block Lakeland Road, 12:18 a.m. Assault, 5700 block 64th Place, 1:31 a.m. Theft, 7400 block Baltimore Ave., 6:13 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 800 block Rittenhouse St., 10:13 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 3600 block Bladensburg Road, 11:49 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 6600 block Newport Road, 12:01 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 2400 block Queens Chapel Road, 12:22 p.m. Theft, 5000 block Rhode Island Ave., 1:18 p.m. Residential break-in, 4100 block 40th St., 1:52 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 2400 block Chillum Road, 2:57 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 4200 block Kenilworth Ave., 4:03 p.m. Residential break-in, 900 block East West Highway, 6:03 p.m. Residential break-in, 7400 block Columbia Ave., 7:52 p.m. Residential break-in, 8500 block 60th Ave., 9:16 p.m.

NOV. 12 Theft from vehicle, 5000 block Indian Lane, 6:57 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 5100 block Lackawanna St., 7:55 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 2400 block Queens Chapel Road, 9:10 a.m. Theft, 4700 block Cherry Hill


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Theft from vehicle, 7300

block Longbranch Drive, 11:40 a.m. Theft, 2400 block Chillum Road, 11:40 a.m. Theft, 2300 block University Blvd., 1:54 p.m. Theft, 5800 block Swarthmore Drive, 2:24 p.m. Theft, 5800 block Eastern Ave., 3:13 p.m. Residential break-in, 3600 block Dean Drive, 3:12 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 2500 block Wayne Place, 3:45 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 9400 block Rhode Island Ave., 6:07 p.m. Residential break-in, 6800 block Standish Drive, 6:40 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 10000 block Baltimore Ave., 9:51 p.m.

NOV. 13 Theft, 6100 block 84th Ave., 12:13 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 7100 block Riggs Road, 5:28 a.m. Vehicle stolen, 3400 block 39th Place, 8:06 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 7300 block 15th Ave., 8:19 a.m. Theft, 2700 block Curry Drive, 9:31 a.m. Residential break-in, 5400 block Sargent Road, 9:33 a.m. Theft, 7700 block Garrison Road, 9:49 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 6800 block Standish Drive, 11:46 a.m. Break-in, 2200 block Charleston Place, 12:55 p.m. Residential break-in, 4500 block Albion Road, 1:42 p.m. Theft, 3800 block Bladensburg Road, 1:58 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 7900 block 15th Ave., 2:55 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 5700 block Cypress Creek Drive, 4:07 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 4600 block Cooper Lane, 4:12 p.m. Residential break-in, 1900 block Fox St., 7:16 p.m. Theft, 7200 block Glenridge Drive, 7:22 p.m.

NOV.14 Commercial property break-

in, 6300 block Greenbelt Road, 3:19 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 6000 block 64th Ave., 7:42 a.m. Theft, 5000 block Fox St., 7:49 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 4500 block Guilford Road, 7:54 a.m. Residential break-in, 4400 block Underwood St., 9:25 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 5800 block Ruatan St., 9:58 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 4500 block Guilford Road, 11:04 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 7300 block Longbranch Drive, 1:16 p.m. Residential break-in, 7000 block 40th Ave., 3:27 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 7300 block Longbranch Drive, 4:46 p.m. Theft, 8000 block New Hampshire Ave., 5:19 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 1600 block Merrimac Drive, 7:07 p.m. Robbery, 7300 block Riggs Road, 10:06 p.m.

NOV. 15 Assault, 8100 block 48th Ave.,

5:43 a.m.

Vehicle stolen, 7500 block Riverdale Road, 8:19 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 3500 block Windom Road, 11:22 a.m. Residential break-in, 4000 block Webster St., 12:49 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 2200 block Amherst Road, 2:09 p.m. Theft, 6400 block Riggs Road, 3:10 p.m. Residential break-in, 7400 block 18th Ave., 4:21 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 7900 block Legation Road, 6:12 p.m. Theft from vehicle, Westchester Drive/Nb Kenilworth Ave., 7:58 p.m. Residential break-in, 6300 block Queens Chapel Road, 9:46 p.m. Robbery, 5700 block Cypress Creek Drive, 10:58 p.m.

block Hughes Road, 6:49 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 7900 block 14th Ave., 8:52 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 2300 block University Blvd., 9:03 a.m. Break-in, 3800 block Kenilworth Ave., 10:21 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 5900 block Eastern Ave., 10:54 a.m. Vehicle stolen, 9300 block Cherry Hill Road, 11:48 a.m. Robbery, 8100 block Lamont Drive, 11:49 a.m. Vehicle stolen, 3900 block 62nd Ave., 11:57 a.m. Theft, 5000 block Rhode Island Ave., 12:31 p.m. Theft, 6400 block Inwood St., 1:04 p.m. Theft, 600 block Sheridan St., 2:01 p.m. Residential break-in, 9300 block Cherry Hill Road, 2:55 p.m. Residential break-in, 1800 block Drexel St., 3:24 p.m. Break-in, 3800 block Kenilworth Ave., 4:12 p.m. Residential break-in, 1800 block Metzerott Road, 4:40 p.m. Residential break-in, 9300 block Cherry Hill Road, 6:34 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 8400 block 20th Ave., 8:58 p.m. School break-in, 8900 block Riggs Road, 9:55 p.m. School break-in, 8800 block Riggs Road, 10:22 p.m.

NOV. 17 Robbery, Northwest Drive/

District 3 Headquarters, Palmer Park, 301-772-4900. Chapel Oaks, Cheverly, Glenarden, Fairmount Heights, Kentland, Landover, Palmer Park, Seat Pleasant, Forestville, Suitland, District Heights and Capitol Heights.

NOV. 11 Vehicle stolen, 6100 block Central Ave., 2:40 a.m.

Police say homicide does not appear to be a random crime



A Suitland woman was found dead outside a Landover home Tuesday. Preliminary investigation by police indicates that Stefanie Anne Littlejohn, 30, of Suitland, was not the victim of a random attack, said Police Officer First Class Harry Bond. She was pronounced dead when she was found outside a home in the 2400 block of Kent Village Place after officers responded to a call regarding a stabbing at about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, said Lt. William Alexander, a county police spokesman. The cause of death is unknown, with police working to identify her wounds as gunshots, stabs or some other trauma, Alexander said. Anyone with information can call the homicide unit at 301-772-4925 or report tips anonymously by calling the Crime Solvers line at 1-866-411-8477. Tips leading to an arrest and indictment can result in a reward of up to $25,000.


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NOV. 16 Residential break-in, 5000 block Berwyn Road, 12:22 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 2000 block University Blvd., 1:48 a.m. School break-in, 6200 block Tuckerman St., 3:01 a.m. Theft, 8100 block Baltimore Ave., 3:28 a.m. Robbery, 2000 block University Blvd., 4:07 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 2700

Toledo Terrace, 1 a.m. Assault, 51st Ave./Nantucket Road, 2:54 a.m. Residential break-in, 8100 block Baltimore Ave., 3:01 a.m. Vehicle stolen, 6100 block Longfellow St., 6:43 a.m. Robbery, 5100 block Edmonston Road, 8:25 a.m. Vehicle stolen, 4000 block Warner Ave., 8:48 a.m. Vehicle stolen, 6900 block 23rd Place, 10:06 a.m. Theft, 100 block Valley Drive, 11:19 a.m. Residential break-in, 8100 block Baltimore Ave., 12:07 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 6500 block New Hampshire Ave., 2:28 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 6700 block Munsey St., 4:34 p.m. Theft from vehicle, 7900 block Annapolis Road, 5 p.m. Vehicle stolen, 600 block Sheridan St., 10:12 p.m. Theft, 4000 block 73rd Ave., 10:52 p.m.

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Mizeur touts running mate’s charisma Gansler’s pledge pitch receives a tepid response n

All three Democratic tickets have Prince George’s County tie BY


In her bid to be Maryland’s next governor, Del. Heather Mizeur introduced her running mate, the Rev. Delman Coates — a Prince George’s County pastor and political newcomer — to supporters in Silver Spring on Nov. 13. From afar, it might seem like an unlikely pairing — a black Baptist minister and a white lesbian — but Mizeur said her and Coates’ progressive values and vision for Maryland align perfectly. Coates, 40, brings charisma, passion and loyalty to the campaign, as well as a talent for community engagement, said Mizeur (D-Dist. 20) of Takoma Park, who also is 40. A Mizeur-Coates ticket rounds out the Democratic field and shifts focus to Prince George’s County as a battleground in the June 2014 primary, as each Democratic ticket includes a candidate from that county. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler’s running mate, Del. Jolene Ivey (D-Dist. 47), lives in Cheverly. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown is a Mitchellville resident. His lieutenant governor candidate is Howard County Executive Ken Ulman. As of October 2012, Prince George’s had 443,643 enrolled Democrats, the most of any jurisdiction in Maryland and about 22 percent of the state’s total. The next highest was Montgomery, with 345,449 Democrats. Having never held or run for office, Coates is admittedly new to politics — but not new to public service, he said. “There is a saying that we say in some faith circles. It says a shepherd ought to smell like sheep,” he said. As a pastor, Coates said, he has devoted

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Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler asked his Democratic rivals to pledge to keep outside spending out of the race for governor, but his opponents are in no hurry to give him an answer. Gansler asked Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Del. Heather Mizeur (Dist. 20) of Takoma Park to pledge to keep spending by unions, special interests and other groups out of the race for the Democratic nomination. The pledge is not merely a gesture. It requires candidates, about whom an outside advertisement runs, to pay half the cost of the ad to the charity of their opponent’s choosing. Mizeur said that her campaign has been so focused on its efforts, including naming her running mate, the Rev. Delman Coates, that she has not had time to consider Gansler’s request. Brown and his staff are giving it consideration, but not too much. “We are reviewing the pledge, but frankly our campaign is focused on organizing a grass-roots effort to deliver our message to voters about our vision for Maryland’s future,” said campaign manager Justin Schall. “The law in Maryland clearly prohibits our campaign, or any other campaign, from working or coordinating with an independent expenditure committee. We will absolutely abide by the law and run a clean and transparent campaign.” Gansler’s communications director, Bob Wheelock, said his camp had hoped for a more prompt response. “We don’t see this as a difficult decision from a financial standpoint or moral standpoint,” Wheelock said. “All it takes is a yes. Not ‘we’re studying it.’ Not an empty promise. Not rhetoric about reform. No ducking. No dodging. Yes or no. Sign it or not.” Wheelock said Gansler’s motives are altruistic. “I know Doug truly thinks that the voters should have the say and have as little outside influence and negative ads on them as possible,” he said. However, among the


The Rev. Delman Coates, the running mate of gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur, speaks in Silver Spring. Behind him are (from left) Debra Mizeur and her wife, Heather Mizeur, along with Coates’ wife, Yolanda Coates, son Joshua, 7, daughter Leah, 4, and son Nathaniel, 10. his ministry to serving people not moving in establishment circles. “It’s that connection and contact with the people that qualifies me for this opportunity,” he said. Among African-American clergy leaders, there is precendent of moving from pastoral service into political service, he said. “Nothing says that you have to be an elected official for 10, 20, 30 years in order to qualify for elected office,” he said. “I have a discernible record of leadership.” A local example of the dual role of pastor and legislator is C. Anthony Muse, a state senator from Prince George’s and bishop at Ark of Safety Christian Church in Upper Marlboro. Voters might recognize Coates, a Fort

Washington resident, from the 2012 campaign for same-sex marriage, when he appeared in ads supporting a ballot question to uphold the legislature’s newly passed law. Nationally, Coates is known for his work on social justice and combating inequalities, according to Mizeur’s campaign. Others might recognize him as the senior pastor at Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton. Since 2004 he has led the church, growing its membership to 8,000. He said will continue to preach and lead the church it even while on the campaign trail. Coates and his wife, Yolanda, have two sons, ages 10 and 7, and 4-year-old twin girls.

Hyattsville private school hosts toy, gift card drive


spokeswoman. Collected toys will be donated to the My Little Angel Toy Drive, which is run by Upper Marlboro resident Sydney Harrison. Harrison’s toy drive sends toys to needy Prince George’s County youth. “We’re really excited about participating in the My Little

Angel Toy Drive. At New Hope Academy, community service is strongly emphasized and it’s an important part of our character education curriculum,” Morse said. Anyone who wants to donate can place toys in the academy’s donation box, which will be located in the building’s

lobby, located at 7009 Varnum St., Hyattsville, Morse said. Accepted toys are bicycles, action figures, dolls, stuffed animals, board games, books, electronic toys, educational toys, sports balls and gift cards for the older recipients. — CHASE COOK


A private school in Hyattsville is holding a toy drive to support Prince George’s County youth by collecting various toys and gift cards. The New Hope Academy has been holding a toy drive since Nov. 18 and will continue to collect toys until Dec. 6, said Michelle Morse, academy


Democratic field, Gansler has received few endorsements, so it makes sense that he would want to balance the spending scales without the outside money Brown’s laundry list of endorsers could drop in the election, said Todd Eberly, political science professor at St. Mary’s College. Gansler and Brown have similar campaign caches — at last count, each had about $5 million in the bank. Wheelock said Gansler has received endorsements, but he has chosen not to announce them yet. In the meantime, Brown’s list of endorsements grows almost weekly and he is a particular favorite of unions. Eberly noted that organized labor is typically a big spender in Democratic races. “In a primary situation, one candidate could completely wash over another one, so strategically [for Gansler] it makes sense,” Eberly said of the pledge. “Strategically, it would be crazy for Brown to agree to it.” Election law limits the amount of collaboration a campaign and a third party group can have, Eberly said. If Brown agrees, it threatens to deter his endorsers from spending anyway, because any outside money spent on Brown’s behalf would harm the campaign, Eberly said. But Eberly said the pledge could win favor with goodgovernment voters who want clean campaigns. Since campaign reform started in the early 2000s, more third-party money has been seeping into races as those with deep pockets seek to influence the outcome of elections, Eberly said. Studies, he said, also suggest that ads run by outside groups are disproportionately negative. But while people say they are sick and tired of negative ads, there is at least a slight indication that negative ads may stick with voters more than positive ads, Eberly said. Limiting outside money can be seen as a step to regain voter confidence and trust. Such a limit proved successful in the 2012 Massachusetts general election for the U.S. Senate between Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and the GOP incumbent, Scott Brown. Eberly said it has not been tried in a primary.


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With an estimated 20,000 people set to descend on Prince George’s County’s newest retail attraction — Tanger Outlets at National Harbor — for its grand opening Friday, residents should expect delays despite efforts to mitigate traffic. Tanger Outlets will open at 9 a.m. Friday with a ribboncutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Mall representatives are anticipating a large turnout of guests and customers, which will likely fill up the center’s 4,000-plus available parking spaces and ancillary parking areas, said Christi Wallace, the center’s general manager. The mall is opening with about 99 percent of its highend retail stores such as Calvin Klein and Coach leased, Wallace said. “We generate a lot of excitement, so we know that is going to bring a lot of traffic,” Wallace said. Wallace said Tanger has been working with Gameday Parking Management and Prince George’s County Police Department to prepare for Friday’s parking and traffic situation. County police will be directing cars while county Department of Public Works and Transportation members will be monitoring traffic signals and will post signs advising through traffic to avoid Oxon

Hill Road, said DPWT spokeswoman Carol Terry. Joyce Thorpe of Fort Washington said Tanger’s location on Oxon Hill Road will create disastrous traffic even with management efforts. Oxon Hill Road goes from three lanes in both direction to two lanes, one in each direction, and that’s going to cause problems, she said. “Traffic is going to be horrendous,” Thorpe said. “It is not a good location to attract that many people.” County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) said that while traffic has been a concern for the county, he is pleased to know that people from Virginia, D.C. and other parts of Maryland will be coming to Prince George’s County for high-end retail, something the county has desired for some time. “We are going to have thousands of people looking to shop and be entertained,” Baker said. If traffic does backup, the area around the Tanger location will be stocked with some portable cameras to monitor traffic flow in case cars back up to Interstate 95, prompting the need for adjustments by the Maryland State Highway Administration, said SHA spokesman David Buck. “We are certainly aware of that weekend,” Buck said. “If it is only parking that becomes overwhelmed, that’s an issue for National Harbor.” Tanger’s opening is occurring about a year after construction started.

Colmar Manor extends gym use for basketball team Mount Rainier group sought space to hold evening practices



The Colmar Manor Town Council jumped through hoops to help out a recreational basketball team. Four members of the Mount Rainier-based Titans attended the Nov. 12 council meeting requesting use of the town’s gymnasium as they were searching for an indoor venue to hold evening practices. “We used to [practice] outside because the league was in the summer,” said Titans Team Manager Richard Cuello. “We want to find a facility to have some practice during the week.” The basketball team, consisting of around 10 players, hopes to use the gym at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights, Cuello said. The gym is located in the basement of the three-year-old Town Hall and community center, a nearly $6 million facility that includes a full-size indoor basketball court. Since opening in 2010, the community center has been in high demand, said Town Secretary Kayla Cooper, who manages the rental schedule. But rental requests usually come from residents of Colmar Manor or its fellow Port Towns communities of Bladensburg, Cottage City and Edmonston, which typically reserve the building during normal business hours, she said. “It was kind of unusual for them to want it after hours,” Cooper said. Hiring a staff member to stay late and supervise would cost the team around $200 a week, said Colmar Manor Clerk-Treasurer Daniel Baden. Council members heard testimony from Titans team members before agreeing to allow the

use provided the team practice unsupervised and submit liability insurance and undergo background checks, Baden said. “We’re trying to help them out. They want a place to play, we don’t have staff the hours that they want to be in here, so we’ll try to work with them,” he said. As nonresidents, team members will still have to pay the $50-per-hour facility rental fee, which Baden said the council is unlikely to reduce. But the compromise is not a slam dunk for Titans team member Carlos Nunez. “If you do the math, it’s too



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“We’re trying to help them out. They want a place to play, we don’t have staff the hours that they want to be in here, so we’ll try to work with them.” Daniel Baden, Colmar Manor clerk-treasurer much money really,” he said. “We didn’t think it was going to be that expensive.” The Titans do not currently have a sponsor, so the money would come from the players’ pockets, Cuello said.

Nunez said he would like to work with Colmar Manor and the council’s offer. “We’ll communicate with the rest of the team and see what we come up with,” he said. “To win, you have to practice.”

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Continued from Page A-1 Carroll’s staff to contribute several articles per week. Students from the school’s technology program also produce content for the publication, filming and editing videos during lunch periods and other allotted times. English teacher William Simpson, the club’s founder, said he wanted to give students hands-on experience to supplement their coursework. “We talk about creating questions that cause students to write deeper. Why not create situations where that’s just the expectation based on that job?” said Principal David Curry. Seventh-grader Loel McKinnies, a fashion columnist for The HighLander, said she wants her stories to keep classmates informed about the latest style trends. “It’s keeping everybody upto-date — like, what’s in and what’s coming back,” Loel said. Sixth-grader John Pearson, another video game columnist, said he wants to work in a gaming-related field. “[This experience] can help me learn more about video games and how they’re made,” John said. Diana Mitsu Klos, executive


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from nearby streams before it runs into the lower lake, Smith said. “It’s doing its job,” she said. Smith said there always will be sediment running into the lake, but it should be lessened following a 2011 project to stabilize the eroding banks of the Bear Branch stream, which feeds into the upper lake. Frank Galasi, DER’s storm-


Charles Carroll Middle School seventh-graders Loel McKinnies and John Pearson are recorded Nov. 14 for the school’s student-led online newspaper. director at the Minnesota-based National Scholastic Press Association, said journalism programs can help students sharpen their critical-thinking skills. “It elevates their research, reading, writing and speaking abilities,” Klos said. “As they learn, their efforts will help their community stay connected and informed.” The club also includes a video component. During Hispanic Heritage Month, The HighLander staff interviewed Cheryl Escobar, the school’s foreign language department chairwoman, and posted a two-minute video on The HighLander’s website, “We’re trying to create an environment here in the school where students are not scared to

ask questions,” Curry said. The project was implemented without any costs, Simpson said. To help expand the publication, students are working on a fundraising project in which they contact community members who might be interested in advertising in The HighLander. Simpson said The HighLander will take over a portion of the school’s print newsletter and also will start a talk show using the school’s underused broadcast studio. He said his goal is for The Highlander to be seen as a communitywide publication, with students interacting with people outside the school. “I don’t want it to just be a Charles Carroll thing,” he said.

water management section head, said the lake should be dredged about once every 10 years to clear out sediment deposits. The last time the upper lake was dredged was in 1996, Galasi said. “We were all excited when they were doing it, but it [the sediment] all came back,” said Lester Louis, who has lived south of the lake since 1989. “It didn’t take long at all, and now it’s gotten much worse.” The 1996 dredging removed an estimated 7,900 cubic yards of sediment, nearly half of the

amount planned to be removed this time around. “It’s been 17 years, and so now the trees have grown up in the sediment [in the lake], and the trees are now this big around,” Williford said, holding his hands approximately one foot apart. Smith said $200,000 has been budgeted for planning and design, and $1.5 million for the dredging of the lake itself.


teaches at William Tyler Paige Elementary School in Colesville, which she said uses an ID scan system. Ontiveros, who has children attending two Prince George’s elementary schools, said she would like to see such a system in her children’s schools. “I think it may be a little difficult to get started, but once it’s up and running, it’s great,” Ontiveros said. Maxwell said the design of new school construction will direct visitors to the office before they can access the rest of the school. Referred to as locking vestibules, several new schools including Greenbelt Middle School, Fairmont Heights High School and Vansville Elementary School, have this feature and it will be included in the design of all future schools, Barrett said. To secure temporary buildings, Maxwell said establishing a 6-foot fence around the perimeter will help limit unauthorized access, and is something the school system is working to provide at all 96 schools that use temporary buildings. Other security efforts include conducting drills for an active shooter threat on both the schools and main school system levels. “While you cannot stop someone with a Bushmaster from getting into a building, you can certainly limit what he can do with an appropriate security response,” Maxwell said. The school system conducts active shooter drills in collaboration with local law enforcement every year. In July, an active shooter drill was held at High Point High School in Beltsville.

Continued from Page A-1 out the school system by January. Bob Yatsuk, Anne Arundel supervisor of school security, said the Raptor security system placed in all 125 Anne Arundel County public schools has worked out well since its installation in 2005. “You can put in private alerts also, if you have someone with a custody issue, or if the school has had a previous issue with a person,” said Yatsuk. While he did not have statistics available by deadline, Yatsuk said quite a few sex offenders on school property were identified via the system. Yatsuk said that if an individual is flagged, staff can compare photos or physical descriptions with the individual, and if they match, can send an alert to school security and police. Yatsuk said Anne Arundel’s system cost $1,500 per school for installation in the first year, and now costs $470 per school per year. Ernest Moore, president of the Prince George’s County PTA Council, said such a system could greatly improve school security. “I think it’s a great idea. It provides an extra level of documentation,” Moore said. Moore said his only concerns were the cost of such a system, and ensuring that staff are trained regarding confidential information that may come up. Yatsuk said there were some initial concerns regarding privacy in Anne Arundel County. “But that’s really gone away now, as people have understood the importance of keeping our schools safe,” Yatsuk said. Jen Ontiveros of Greenbelt


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County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) supports a statewide solution to minimum wage increases, but the next best step would be a regional decision such as the current process with Montgomery County and Washington, D.C., Iannucci said. If Prince George’s County were to raise the wage alone, the highend retail stores that county residents are looking for may choose to build in other locations, he said. “It was wise to wait and determine what D.C. and Montgomery County were going to do,” Iannucci said. “We have serious con-


janfenson-comeau@ cerns about the ability of Prince George’s County’s economy to stand alone with a higher wage scale than our neighbors.” No date has been set for the vote, but Harrison said the plan is to vote on the bill before the end of the 2013 legislative session. Bills that don’t receive a vote by the end of the session are said to have failed and must be reintroduced, according to council rules. Tuesday was the last meeting of the 2013 legislative session for the council. However, a date to vote on the bill should be set soon and that meeting will be advertised to the public, said council spokeswoman Karen D. Campbell.



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Do the right thing: Stop bullying the Redskins


Prince George’s County schools CEO Kevin Maxwell talks about challenges in the school system with The Gazette editorial board Nov. 14.

Finding new hope for old challenges

To say that Prince George’s schools CEO Kevin Maxwell has his hands full may be the understatement of the year. Hired this past summer, Maxwell is hoping to make gains in a long struggling school system at a time of significant upheaval in county and state education — and at a point when many Prince George’s parents have run out of patience. And, as he noted in a Nov. 14 interview with The Gazette editorial board, “We’re a big organization. One of the largest in the country.” The topic of school security alone could fill up much of his days. He’s seeking installation of a security sysSCHOOL CEO tem at county schools that visitors’ identification HAS MAJOR TASK; scans cards using information from COUNTY NEEDS other databases in deciding MAJOR RESULTS whether to allow access to a school (people listed on the sexual offender registry would be flagged, for example). Some county schools have systems that scan IDs, but the system doesn’t use other databases. He’s also debating whether to put high fences around temporary classrooms to better secure the trailer-like structures, and believes security training in schools and administrative offices needs to be increased. The condition of school buildings is yet another Pandora’s box. Many county schools are old and in such bad shape that funding has struggled to keep up with facility needs. Maxwell is eyeing the different possibilities regarding funding, such as whether the school system could get upfront state aid rather than getting it piecemeal over multiple years. He’s also pushing for more efficient ways of planning facility improvements, to include better coordination between agencies. And those issues are just the tip of the iceberg. Prince George’s students’ test scores rank near or at the bottom each year on state tests. With the implementation underway of new national education standards, the Common Core curriculum, Maxwell said scores are likely to take a dip when students take the new test aligned with the curriculum next school year. Granted, a drop in scores is expected in general on the new tests, but such news can be particularly hard to take in a county where, at some schools, less than half the students score proficient or advanced in reading and math. Add in the problem of teachers fleeing for higher paying jobs elsewhere, a controversial teacher evaluation system, needed expansion of specialty education programs, low parental involvement and a school system structure that was overhauled just weeks before he was hired, and it’s clear that he’ll earn every bit of his $290,000 annual salary if he actually brings results. And he’s optimistic that he will, explaining that parents should be able to see real differences in schools as early as a year from now. Maxwell said he has a team focusing on improving the county’s graduation rate, is working collaboratively with other agencies and organizations to provide school resources, and hopes to release a plan soon outlining an expansion of specialty education programs, if funding allows. He understands the need to see significant progress in the school system and put his challenge in very simple terms: “We have to get better faster than other districts.” It’s not the first time a new school leader has come to the county armed with good intentions and great ideas, but Maxwell is different in that he actually knows the county. He began his education career in Prince George’s in 1978, is a longtime Bowie resident, had children graduate from the school system and was a former principal in Prince George’s. His background allows him to bypass the learning curve many superintendents have had in figuring out the system’s challenges, and he’s less likely to bail for a job in another state given his roots in Prince George’s. Nevertheless, the road ahead will be rough, and residents who haven’t had a superintendent last more than four years in more than two decades will understandably be skeptical about whether Maxwell is the real deal or another peddler of hope. Now, more than ever, results matter.

The Gazette Douglas S. Hayes, Associate Publisher

I have been hearing the controversy over the Redskins name, most recently in your Letters to the Editors section on Oct. 31. I take offense that this issue has been twisted into a “moral dilemma” and likened to instances of childhood (or adult) name-calling. It’s time that people stand up to the radical political correctness agenda and say enough is enough. The Washington Redskins are not calling anyone names. The Washington Redskins have chosen a distinguished logo and named themselves. This name has existed since 1933 as a tribute to then head coach, William “Lone Star” Dietz, who was believed to have a Native American heritage. It was also an evolution of the previous name, the “Braves,” that referenced Native Americans but was changed due to confusion with the Boston Braves baseball team. The time for outrage, if ever, was in 1933 when the name was changed. The time for acceptance that the word has evolved in meaning and context is now, in 2013. The people urging for sensitivity and political correctness neglect to view the word in the context it is being used. There

A word is not a racial slur simply because someone chooses to categorize it that way, or even if in a different time or context it was used that way. is an extreme difference between being called a “damned Yankee” in a New York baseball stadium and being called a “damned Yankee” in a southern tavern. One of those scenarios more than likely precipitates a fistfight. The same can be argued for the Redskins team name. The danger of this radical political correctness is that it rips words from their contexts and infuses them with the omnipotent power to offend despite the actual meaning behind them. When did making a racial slur stop

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Meredith Pendergrass, Bowie

Kennedy’s education dream left unfulfilled “A child miseducated is a child lost.” — JFK. Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. My fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Turner, steps out of the classroom for a minute and returns, visibly shaken, to announce we will be dismissed to the buses and sent home a little early today because President Kennedy has been killed in Dallas. The baby boom generation’s first socalled “flashbulb” memory, virtually everyone alive on Nov. 22, 1963, remembers, with almost photographic precision, the moment they heard the news. Indelibly burned into my mind’s eye is the image of my mother, Kleenex in hand, her eyes swollen from an afternoon of weeping in front of the television waiting on every word from Walter Cronkite, then the news anchorman for CBS. Given the vivid nature of the memories, it is difficult to comprehend that half a century separates us from that dark hour of American history.

It is fraught with unintended irony that the end of American Education Week this year will coincide with a landmark anniversary of such a deep scar on our national psyche. Is it not worrisome that, in the intervening decades, we have never again focused with such laser-like intensity on achievable national goals such as landing a man on the moon and returning him safely? Is it not disturbing that political agendas now seem most intent on erecting roadblocks and barricades to noble and visionary causes? My generation, the one called to commit itself to national service and the common good, will forever wonder whether JFK might have inspired this nation to achieve his goal of giving all children “the right to an education to the limit of their ability.” As we celebrate our educational accomplishments and set our goals for the future, it is abundantly clear that this nation possesses sufficient resources to meet the needs of every child. It is not clear, however, that we will ever muster the po-

litical will to render ZIP codes irrelevant to educational opportunity so that we create a world free of the concept of disposable children. Kenneth B. Haines is the president of the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association.

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Election tea leaves Any lessons from the Nov. 5 “off year” elections in New Jersey, Virginia and a host of small Maryland municipalities? Thanks to his impressive victory in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie is the frontrunner for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination. Pundits say he’s the perfect “crossover” moderate who can attract Democrats and independents because he won 32 percent of New Jersey’s Democrats, 21 percent of blacks, 57 percent of women and 51 percent of Latinos. But Christie has two problems: first, he’s being set up by the national media with the same “I’ll call you in the morning” treatment John McCain got when he opposed George Bush in 2000. The MY MARYLAND media promoted BLAIR LEE McCain to undermine Bush but, in 2008, dropped McCain like a hot rock in favor of Barack Obama. Likewise, today’s media is using Christie to undermine the tea party, but in 2016 Chris Christie will wonder why all his gushing media buddies are lined up behind Hillary Clinton. Christie’s second problem is the tea party, whom he must convince that he’s not a RINO (Republican in name only). That’s a tough sell even though Christie has pretty solid conservative credentials: vetoed gay marriage, cut taxes, stood up to employee unions, pro-life and so on. But he took a pass on Mitt Romney’s campaign, hasn’t helped conservative candidates elsewhere and buddied up with Obama after Hurricane Sandy. Christie can never out-tea party Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, who also covet the 2016 nomination. But only Christie has a credible chance of defeating Hillary. And that, in a nutshell, is the GOP’s conundrum. The purpose of a political party is to win the election and run the government in accordance with its political philoso-

phy. It’s a package deal: The party’s philosophy must inspire enough voters to win the election. Right now the GOP is in the midst of realigning its political philosophy so that it accommodates its tea party base while winning national elections. Shifts in national events and passions shape political parties, not the other way around. Parties are the manifestation of changes in the popular will. When events cause a popular uprising significant enough to attract large numbers of voters, the political parties must absorb the movement before it morphs into a third political party. The Whig party stood for industrialization but opposed Manifest Destiny, the Mexican War and Andrew Jackson. However, when slavery overshadowed expansion, it split the Whigs and gave birth to the anti-slavery Republican Party and the Civil War. Sidelined for decades after the Civil War, the Democrats finally regained control by forming an unholy alliance of northern workers, western farmers and southern segregationists, a deal that sold blacks down the river. The 1960s social upheavals saw another realignment as southern whites became Republicans while the Democratic Party became the party of racial minorities (the last Democratic presidential candidate to win a white majority was LBJ in 1964). Now the Republicans must accommodate those Americans upset by debt, dysfunction and moral decline (the tea party) by making their concerns the party’s top agenda items. Then, it must convince a national majority to agree. It’s a tough task being made easier by the Democrats. The Obamacare debacle almost pulled out a victory for a Virginia gubernatorial candidate who had everything going against him. Also, last month, Kay Hagan, the North Carolina Dem swept into the U.S. Senate by Obama’s 2008 win, was ahead by double digits. Now she’s trailing her chief GOP rival by one point. The worse Obamacare grows, the more it

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requiring the speaker to be racist and actually intend to make a slur? A word is not a racial slur simply because someone chooses to categorize it that way, or even if in a different time or context it was used that way. In the year 2013, the Redskins name has been emptied of any historical offense and is not used abusively, it is uttered innocently by proud sports fans. The meanings of words evolve over time and to neglect the ebb and flow of our lexicon in order to feign offense is absurd. In its worst light, if the Redskins name is deemed to offend some, there is no right to be free from being offended. The segment of the population that has gotten better than ever at finding reasons to take offense should not have the power to pressure a team to abandon their First Amendment rights of choosing their own name. This issue is not about taking responsibility, being role models to our children or name-calling; it’s about learning to tolerate the choices of others even if they are not the same ones you would make. It’s about respecting diversity in this country even if the beliefs of others offend you.

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looks like a 2014 game changer for Republicans whose slogan will be, “We told you so.” Meanwhile, all’s quiet back in Maryland where voters returned the incumbents in Gaithersburg, Takoma Park, Bowie, Rockville, Annapolis, College Park, Frederick and so on. The big exception was the Annapolis mayor’s race where a Republican narrowly defeated the incumbent Democrat. In typical one-party think, the majority Democratic City Council considered legislation stripping the new mayor of all his powers but a voter backlash now has the council in hasty retreat. Otherwise, not a blip on the radar. Looks like the 2010 elections all over again when the national tea party rebellion (“shellacking,” said Obama) swept the nation but bypassed Maryland. If there’s a voter rebellion brewing in Maryland, you sure couldn’t tell it by the recent elections. But here’s a good sidebar: In 2005 the legislature passed a law that says no person can “willfully and knowingly influence or attempt to influence a voter’s decision whether to go to the polls ... through the use of force, fraud, threat, menace” etc. Two Ehrlich campaigners were tried and convicted for using fake election day robocalls telling blacks to stay home because Obama and O’Malley were safely reelected. One of the campaigners actually went to jail. The recent elections saw a host of similar “dirty tricks” including phony Frederick robocalls about a candidate’s “unpaid taxes,” Annapolis lawn signs in black neighborhoods falsely linking a candidate to the tea party and robocalls went out to Frederick voters giving them the wrong polling place addresses. Is the state prosecutor investigating? Will anyone be charged, or tried or go to jail? Is the moon made of green cheese? Blair Lee is chairman of the board of Lee Development Group in Silver Spring and a regular commentator for WBAL radio. His email address is blairleeiv@gmail. com.

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David Golladay never complains. So when he asked to come out of Saturday’s game, Bowie State University’s men’s basketball coach Darrell Brooks was surprised. “He took himself out of the game and he doesn’t ever do that,” Brooks said. “So

I knew he was really hurt. He wasn’t moving well — he was playing through it — but I guess it became too much.” Golladay, who suffered a right thigh contusion after getting hit in practice two weeks ago, has stepped into a stating role this winter for the Bulldogs. In four games, the senior has averaged 6.0 points per game with 1.3 rebounds a contest. But the injury has limited the 2009 Henry A. Wise High School graduate — he played 25 minutes in each of the first two contests and no more than 11 in the two games since suffering the injury. “It’s hard to play on one leg,” Golladay

said with a laugh before practice on Tuesday. “The way I play, it’s my strong leg. I’ll be fine in a bit, but I just can’t move well at all right now.” When the 6-foot-2, 195-pound forward is healthy, Brooks anticipates significant contributions to a team that won the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament last season. “He starts for us for a reason,” Brooks said. “He’s a really good athletic wing guy that can score. He’s not a great 3-point shooter, but he’s a very, very solid mid-

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Bowie State University basketball player and Henry A. Wise graduate David Golladay is a key starter for the Bulldogs this winter.

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Quarterback Earon Settles (right) of Forestville High School carries the ball in the second half on a drive that produced a touch down against host Surrattsville Monday in Clinton.

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DeMatha regains the WCAC football crown For the first time since 2008, DeMatha Catholic High School’s football team is the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion. Led by a dominant rushing attack and an efficient passing performance from senior quarterback John Lovett, the Stags defeated St. John’s College High

31-10 Saturday at Byrd Stadium in College Park. “Words can’t describe it,” DeMatha coach Elijah Brooks said after the game. “All the hard work, the many hours of commitment to the program. For our boys to come out here and do this, man it’s the best feeling in the world.” Senior running back Taiwan Deal rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown while Lovett completed seven of nine passes for 108 yards. Senior receiver Cameron Phillips collected four receptions, including a 19-yard touch-

s if the new teachers, positions and playbooks weren’t enough for Forestville Military Academy’s Earon Settles, the transfer student-athlete had to adjust to a new nickname, too, this fall. Settles, known by his coaches and teammates as “E-Ron,” started at quarterback and safety in his first and final season with the Knights. The senior excelled on both sides of the ball, leading his team to an 8-3 record and a trip to the postseason. “I’ve come to realize that this was meant for me. This is where I should be,” Settles said. Settles, a transfer, was effective under center, both as a run-

down in the first half. DeMatha (11-1) defeated St. John’s 26-21 when the teams met in the regular season.

Playoff rematch Suitland (11-0) puts its perfect season on the line in the Class 4A South Region title game against DuVal (10-1), scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday in District Heights. The Rams defeated the Tigers 21-14 in the first round of last year’s playoffs and won 21-6 in this fall’s regular-season meeting.

ner and a passer. He finished the season with 759 yards rushing, 630 yards passing and 24 total offensive touchdowns. On defense, he was as impressive, recording 68 tackles, six forced fumbles and three interceptions — two that were taken back for touchdowns. “The hardest hitter in the county, bar none,” Forestville coach Charles Harley said. Settles played at Bishop O’Connell in Virginia through his junior season but landed in trouble last school year after stealing a backpack — an act he regrets. He received an in-school suspension and said it was a tough situation. He wanted a fresh start after the incident, which is exactly what he got at Forestville. While transferring to a new school as an upperclassman was a challenge, he said being part of

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DuVal has won seven straight games since losing to Suitland and is coming off a 1412 victory over Henry A. Wise, the defending 4A state champions. Rams quarterback Wesley Wolfolk threw for three touchdowns and ran for one in Suitland’s 31-7 semifinal victory over Charles H. Flowers.

Surrattsville’s shutout Surrattsville (9-2) will face Sparrows Point in the Class 1A North Region championship after shutting out the Friend-

It was anything but a fairy-tale finish for Charles H. Flowers High School quarterback Malik White, who stood on the sidelines as his team was eliminated in the Class 4A South Region semifinals. After leading the Jaguars to a 7-0 start this fall, the senior suffered a concussion and a knee injury in back-to-back games. White’s injuries, combined with Flowers’ difficult late-season schedule, triggered a four-game losing streak which culminated in Saturday’s 31-7 playoff loss to Suitland (11-0). “We definitely missed him not being there,” Flowers coach Mike Mayo said. “The playbook is not as big without him in there.” White was cruising in his first year as a full-time starting quarterback, helping the Jaguars dominate their early-season opponents. Flowers outscored opponents by a combined 224 points in its six victories, excluding Bowie’s forfeit. “We were able to do some different things with him,” Mayo said. But the season went downhill after the hot start. In the eighth game against Suitland, White went down with a concussion and was forced out of the game. The teams were scoreless heading into halftime before the Rams pulled away with a 27-6 victory. White returned the following week in a 40-19 loss to DuVal and was again taken out of the game, this time with a knee injury — a sprained medial collateral ligament. The Jaguars played without White in their seasonfinale the next week, losing 25-0 to Henry A. Wise. The following week in the postseason they were defeated by Suitland with White on the sidelines and Brian

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Charles H. Flowers High School quarterback Malik White tries to recover the ball against DuVal.

ship Academy Engineering & Tech of Baltimore 35-0 in the semifinals. Hornets tailback Amaru Major ran for 194 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown on the team’s first offensive play. The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday at Surrattsville. Harvey Valentine, Terron Hampton and Ted Black contributed.

Clash of unbeatens Gwynn Park (11-0) senior quarterback Jay Adams threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns,

leading his team to a 42-32 victory over Frederick Douglass (83) in the Class 2A South Region semifinals. “Nobody said we could beat them twice in one season, we proved them wrong,” said senior Omar Branch, who caught a 69yard touchdown in the win. Gwynn Park is scheduled to play at Patuxent (11-0) 7 p.m. Friday. “They got a very good team,” Gwynn Park coach Danny Hayes said. “They’re not undefeated for nothing.”


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Cross Country

Boys’ Runner of the Year

Girls’ Runner of the Year

Joshua Wilkins

Imani Matthews

Bowie Senior

Flowers Senior

Wilkins finished first in the the county (16:02), first in the 4A South Region (16:03) and seventh in the state (16:16)

Topped the county (20:51) at Fort Washington National Park and won the region with an impressive time of 20:57



Flowers’ Imani Matthews (Runner of the Year) and Alexis Baynes are on the All-Gazette team.

Bowie’s Joshua Wilkins (left) is The Gazette’s Runner of the Year in cross country.

Boys’ first team

Adel Akalu Oxon Hill Sophomore He finished second in the 4A South region (17:15)

Girls’ first team

Donnell Davis

Joseph Graham

Terrell Green

Caleb McCammon

Alyson Allen

Flowers Senior

Bowie Senior

DeMatha Junior

Douglass Senior

Laurel Sophomore

Roosevelt Freshman

He placed fourth in county (17:22) and ninth in region

Finished third in both the county (17:16) and 4A South meets

Graham was consistent, including fifth at Landon (17:32)

He took second at county meet (16:49) and 23rd in the state

He finished sixth (17:49) in county and fifth in the region

Finished sixth in county (21:51) and eighth at regionals

Justin Bentham

Boys’ Coaches of the Year Rich Andrulonis Bowie, 31st season Lovingly known as “Coach A,” the running lifer led his Bulldogs to a three-peat of both the county and 4A South Region championships


Continued from Page A-10 range game.” Added Golladay: “I’ve gotten smarter. College ball teaches you how to take less shots and score more, learn how to play and anticipate what your teammates and opponents are going to do.” After graduating from Wise, Golladay played two years at Mount St. Mary’s, but

Continued from Page A-10 Forestville’s football program eased the transition. Teammates and coaches welcomedSettles,evengivinghimthe “E-Ron” nickname — his name is pronounced “EH-rin.” “I don’t remember the last time I heard somebody call him Earon,” senior teammate Marcel Joly said. Quarterback was a new position for Settles, who had experience playing linebacker, wide receiver and offensive line at various youth levels. He volunteered to start under center before the season — “I told Coach Harley, ‘I can throw’” — and the senior was inserted into the starting lineup. While last year’s team shuffled quarterbacks, Settles was the permanent starter this season. He was an exceptionally quick learner, teammates and coaches

Devonni Farrar

Ashley Modeste

Mercedes Stokes

Flowers Junior

Roosevelt Junior

Largo Senior

Bowie Sophomore

Central Senior

Took second in the county (21:00) and the region (20:58)

Recorded her top time in big meet at regionals (21:52)

Largo’s leader had a fifth-place finish in the county (21:46)

Finished fourth in county (21:42) and third in the 4A South

Stokes finished third in the county (21:22), first in region

Boys’ second team

Girls’ second team

Michael Aregaye, Parkdale, senior; Cameron Burgess, Charles H. Flowers, sophomore; Ryan LeTerouea, Eleanor Roosevelt, senior; Chris Jeletic, DeMatha, junior; Hangaamo Lintiso, High Point, sophomore; Jalend Hill, DuVal, junior; Martrell Royal, Bowie, senior; Amen Tefarie, Forestville Military Academy, senior; Dwaine Thomas, Bowie, senior; Allen Webster, Henry A. Wise, sophomore

Jolaade Adepoju, Parkdale, senior; Samantha Bowie, Bishop McNamara, junior; Mary Anna Brogi, Eleanor Roosevelt, sophomore; Siyana Dottin, Elizabeth Seton, sophomore; Ashley Gbedo, Parkdale, junior; Felicia Haidara, Bowie, freshman; Erika Nelson, Elizabeth Seton, senior; Chyna Sequeira, Bowie, junior; Zari Weaver, Bowie, junior; Sashane Williams, Bladensburg, senior

transferred to Prince George’s Community College following a coaching change. He also wanted to be closer to home to his 2-year-old daughter, Madison, who comes to some of Bowie State’s practices to watch her father and most of the Bulldogs’ home games. Last year at Bowie State, he played sparingly off the bench. “Those were a couple of the reasons and I knew when I transferred, I knew I was going to go to a [junior college]. PGCC


Anne Dickerson

Alexis Baynes

called and it’s 10 minutes from my house so it was an easy decision.” Added Brooks: “I don’t remember him at Wise, but I sure remember him at Mount St. Mary’s. We knew he was looking to [transfer] and knew he was good, so we said, ‘Go get him.’” The Bulldogs are 1-3 this winter, but Brooks and Golladay believe a difficult non-conference schedule, including an exhibition loss at Duke, one of the top-five programs in Division I,

and early season struggles will pay dividends later in the year. Bowie State has also instituted a full-court press style of play, a departure from previous seasons when the team played at a slower pace. “We’ll take hits early and we’ll be fine,” Brooks said. “The guys loved playing at Duke and it was a great experience for us since they didn’t treat us like D-II Bowie State, they treated us like rival North Carolina. That game showed us that we can be

Girls’ Coach of the Year Andrew Zanghi Eleanor Roosevelt After falling short of beating Bowie for a majority of the season, the Raiders finished strong by besting the Bulldogs in the 4A South region and state meets

good.” A season after being the Bulldogs’ primary facilitator, senior and Oxon Hill graduate Ray Gatling (20.5 ppg) has assumed a prominent scoring role along with classmate forward Carlos Smith (12.5 ppg). “I asked Ray to be the point guard last year and he was as big for us as [2013 graduate Byron Westmorland] was, but with Westmorland gone, we need Ray to score now and he clearly — he did it in high school — can do

Prince George’s County record All games

DuVal at Suitland Gwynn Park at Patuxent Sparrows Point at Surrattsville Northwest at Quince Orchard Perry Hall at Paint Branch said. He not only started under center, but he was also the playcaller. “He’s not really a quarterback, but he’s a tough kid who leads well,” Harley said. Forestville assistant Evan Murray said Settles is like an assistant coach when he is playing

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safety. He said Settles’ football IQ is “off the charts.” “He makes our job really easy,” Murray said. The Knights run a collegestyle defense with 100-plus packages, Murray said. Joly, who verbally committed to play football at the University of Iowa, said

he was impressed by Settles’ ability to learn the playbook in his first year with Forestville. “He just takes a glance at it and he knows what everybody has todo,”Jolysaid.“…Forhimtojust come and know the signals, it was pretty cool.” Settles’ senior season ended

witha20-16losstoSparrowsPoint in the 1A North Region semifinal on Saturday. He threw a touchdown and ran for 29 yards in the defeat. The senior said he wants to continue playing football in college.

KEEPING IT BRIEF Volleyball all-stars shine There’s perhaps only one situation in volleyball where being down 21-8 in the early stages of a match is still a cause for smiles and laughs: an All-Star game. That was a perfectly acceptable excuse on Tuesday night at Parkdale High School as Prince George’s finest seniors met on the court one last time. “I wanted to win but I think it was good seeing all the schools’ variety,” said Largo’s Brittany Chang. “We pulled through because we played each other during the season,” added Friendly middle hitter Tiffany Watson. “So it’s like we had to play against each other during the season and now we have to pull together. We put our feelings aside during how we felt during the actual season for this one.” The night was broken up into two matches; the first featured the 3A/2A/1A League representatives and the second the

4A League. “It was a little bit nerve-wracking at first, honestly,” Central outside hitter Jasmine Edwards said. “But then I just kind of got into regular volleyball mode. I think it was because I was playing with new people and a lot of the people were better than what I was used to seeing.” Given that there was only one practice, which took place at Parkdale the day prior to the game, it took some time for the newly acquainted teammates to get used to one another. But, all in all, whether a set was a bit off the mark or a ball dropped to the floor due to miscommunication, there were smiles abound and laughs to be had in the senior send-off. “I think it was cool that we all got to play with people that we would normally be competing against,” Eleanor Roosevelt’s Alesia Richardson said. “So it was a lot of fun meeting people. We kind of just meshed and we just all had fun.”



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:

that,” Brooks said. “There are a lot of guys in different roles and we are adjusting. Carlos went from a role, fill-in guy to the guy. Ray went from point to a scoring guard.” A season removed from the NCAA tournament, expectations are high for Bowie State. “We’ve started slow, just like last year, but we’ll turn it around again,” Golladay said. “I see no reason why it won’t happen.”

Potomac’s Wiley is officially a Terp

High Point volleyball wins sportsmanship award

On the afternoon of Nov. 13, the first day of the early college signing period, Potomac High School standout shooting guard Dion Wiley became the first student-athlete to officially file in the ranks for Mark Turgeon’s 2014 recruiting class at the University of Maryland, College Park. In a mid-day ceremony at Potomac, Wiley gathered with administrators, coach Renard Johnson and various family members, who praised the now 6-foot-6 senior for about 30 minutes. Hours later, Wiley was joined as an official Terp by Trayvon Reed, a 7-foot-1 center out of Georgia, and 6-foot-6 small forward Jared Nickens, who hails from New Jersey. The fourth and final member of Turgeon’s fifthranked 2014 recruiting class.

High Point High School’s volleyball team may not have left with a state championship trophy or plaque last weekend at the University of Maryland, College Park, but the Eagles did take home one award. High Point was awarded the Lesley A. Cooke Sportsmanship award for the behavior of the team and its fans. The award, named in honor of the late Lesley Cooke, a former athletic director at McDonough and longtime member of the state volleyball committee, has been a consolation of the tournament since 1998. Shirley Diggs’ team, which lost in three sets to eventual 4A champion Dulaney, became second straight Prince George’s County volleyball team to be bestowed with the honor after Eleanor Roosevelt took it in 2012.



Brown starting at quarterback. “[White] looked like he just wanted to put his pads on and get out there,” said senior teammate Dorian Cash. Cash, who played on the offensive and defensive line, said White was a strong leader and an effective quarterback. “He’s a team captain and he talks to us when we need talking to,” Cash said. The Jaguars took a step forward with White under center, improving on last year’s six-win season, Mayo said. White said he worked hard in the offseason in preparation for his first season as full-time starter, watching game film and running track. The extra effort paid off. White finished the season with 540 yards in the air and eight passing touchdowns. “From year to year, he’s just gotten better,” Mayo said. White was productive as a runner, gaining 254 yards on the ground and rushing for nine touchdowns. As a running threat, White added another dimension to the offense, Mayo said. “He has no fear. He sticks his head in there,” he said. White said he would have preferred ending on different terms, but enjoyed his time playing high school in spite of the tough finish. He said he plans on playing football at the next level. “It was special for me to be 7-0 as a starter,” White said. “… I will remember the players on the team, the coaches and the game.”


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Documentary explores link between Washington church and children of Hiroshima blast


Howard Bell, an American adviser, meets with schoolchldren as Hiroshima struggled to rebuild after the atomic bombing in 1945. The photo appears in a screening of “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard” on Sunday at The Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel. The locally made documentary tells the story of children who drew pictures in thanks for school supplies sent to them by a Washington, D.C., church. Sixty years later, church members went to Hiroshima to meet the people who had created the drawings.




ot long after Americans dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, a church in Washington, D.C., sent school supplies to surviving children in the devastated Japanese city, which was struggling to rebuild. Using the crayons, pencils and paints from All Souls Church Unitarian, the children sent back two portfolios of colorful drawings made with the supplies as thanks. But it wasn’t until Shizumi Manale of Silver Spring saw the drawings in 2006 as the church was thinking about returning

them to Hiroshima that the idea of a documentary took root. “She was so moved by these pictures,” said filmmaker Bryan Reichhardt, also of Silver Spring, who had worked with Manale on a previous project. The remarkable reconnection after 60 years between the church and Japan is chronicled in the documentary “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard,” screening on Sunday at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel. Reichhardt, who wrote and directed the 82-minute film, will be present at the event to answer questions from the audience. The exhibit of drawings from the documentary will be on view at Montpelier to Dec. 1.

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Introducing ‘Albert’ n


n Where: Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road., Laurel n Tickets: $5 n For information: 301-377-7800, arts.pgparks. com,

Concert brings sounds of Belgium to life BY




If you’re new to the operatic world, Nick Olcott, interim director of the Maryland Opera Studio, suggests a comedy such as “Albert Herring,” opening Friday at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, to ease you in. “I think it’s important when people are going to come to the opera for the first time, they should come to a comedy because it is much more accessible and much more relatable than big tragedies,” Olcott said. “And this one, on top of everything else, is in English so you don’t have to know Italian.” Composed by British composer, conductor and pianist Benjamin Britten, “Albert Herring” is the story of “hapless lad” Albert and his attempt to shed his good-boy image. His timing is unfortunate, however, as the presumptuous Lady Billows has decided

n When: Film at 1 p.m. Sunday, exhibit runs to Dec. 1

From Brussels, with love

Maryland opera students aim to break stereotypes BY


The Maryland Opera Studio is a graduate program within Maryland’s School of Music. Every year, about 10 students are admitted to the studio, which functions as an academic

Belgium is known the world over for beer, chocolate, waffles and even actor Jean-Claude Van Damme. What many might not know is Belgium has a rich history of artistry, most notably when it comes to music. World-famous musicians, such as Jacques Brel and Josquin des Prez, called Belgium home. Without Adolphe Sax, who was born in Wallonia, Belgium, the world wouldn’t have the saxophone. Those are just some of the things Annick Kanter-St. Hubert wants folks to know, which is why she came up with the idea for the “Beyond Beer, Chocolate and Lace: Belgium’s Brightest and Best,” concert, which is set

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See BRUSSELS, Page B-3


Three students from the Maryland Opera Studio rehearse for “Albert Herring,” opening at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Friday. to break from tradition and crown a King of the May instead of a queen. “Albert Herring” is the first of two productions the Maryland Opera Studio will produce during the 2013-2014 academic year. The second, Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus,” will open in April.


The Voix de Femmes women’s chamber choir will perform at the “Beyond Beer, Chocolate and Lace: Belgiumís Brightest and Best,” concert at Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville on Sunday.


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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,” to Nov. 24, Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, 301-8050219, 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, Blind Summit: “The

Table,” 8 p.m. Nov. 20-22; Faculty Artist Recital: Linda Mabbs remembers Britten, 8 p.m. Nov. 21; Maryland Opera Studio: Albert Herring, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 25-26, 3 p.m. Nov. 24; UMD Wind Ensemble: Carmina Burana, 8 p.m. Nov. 22; Winter Big Band Showcase, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2; Japanese Koto Ensemble and UMD Gamelan Saraswati, 8 p.m. Dec. 4; New Music at Maryland, 8 p.m. Dec. 4; Bach Cantata Series: NWV 106, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5; The Inner Landscape, 2 p.m. Dec. 5; Honors Chamber Music Recital, 8 p.m. Dec. 5, University of Maryland, College Park, claricesmithcenter.

Harmony Hall Regional Center,

TBA, call for prices, 10701 Livings-

ton Road, Fort Washington, 301203-6070, Greenbelt Arts Center, “See How They Run,” to Nov. 30, call for prices, times, Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt, 301-441-8770, Hard Bargain Players, TBA, 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, Joe’s Movement Emporium, Silk Road Dance Festival, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, 301-699-1819, Laurel Mill Playhouse, “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” to Nov. 24; “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play,” Dec. 13 to Jan. 4, call for ticket prices, Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel, 301-452-2557, Montpelier Arts Center, “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard,” 1 p.m. Nov. 24; Divas Deck the Halls, 5 p.m. Dec. 7, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, 301-3777800, National Harbor, ICE! “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” to Jan. 5, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland. 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, PRAISE Dance Festival Auditions, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23; Snow Queen, 10:15 a.m. and noon, Dec. 3, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, 301277-1710, 2nd Star Productions, “Funny Money,” coming in January, Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, call for prices, times, 410-757-5700, 301-8324819, www.2ndstarproductions. com. Tantallon Community Players, “Miracle on 34th Street,” Dec. 6-15; Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, 301-262-5201, www.


VISUAL ARTS Brentwood Arts Exchange, “My Haiku: Paintings of Cianne Fragione,” to Dec. 28; Front Window Featured Artist: Ellyn Weiss, to Nov. 28, 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, 301-277-2863, arts. Harmony Hall Regional Center, “It Happened One Night,” Paper Collage by Ronnie Spiewak, to Dec. 27, 2nd Annual Prince George’s Parks and Recreation Employee Visual and Performing Arts Exhibition, to Dec. 27, gallery hours from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, 301-203-6070. David C. Driskell Center, “Still...” by sculptor Allison Saar, to Dec. 13, University of Maryland, College Park. www.driskellcenter.


NO STRINGS ATTACHED The grumpy puppet narrator has his own story to tell in the Blind Summit Theatre’s “The Table,” which closes Friday at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park.

Montpelier Arts Center, “Hiro-

shima Schoolyard,” to Dec. 1, gallery open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, 301-

377-7800, 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

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, Nov. 21; open mic with Joe Harris, 7 p.m. Nov. 21; John Guernsey, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22-23; Frenchy and the Punk, 8 p.m. Nov. 22; Bruce Kritt, 4 p.m. Nov. 23; Jelly Roll Mortals, 8 p.m. Nov. 23; Ayreheart, 5 p.m. Nov. 24; Tower Green, 7 p.m. Nov. 26; Cajun Music Jam, 7 p.m. Nov. 27, 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 Sat-

urdays, 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. 410-765-6482.

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

the Sportsplex, 8 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, seniors allowed free use of the fitness center and pool, age 60 and up, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, 301-583-2400.

Seat Pleasant Activity Center, Line Dancing, 6:30-8 p.m.

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,


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Continued from Page B-1 for Sunday at the Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville. “Last year, we had a concert series — we had concerts about once a month — called ‘Americans in Paris,’ and we did a variety of French [songs],” said Kanter-St. Hubert, who is the musical director at the Church of the Resurrection. “It went well … and I thought I wanted to do the same thing, but for my home country, for Belgium.” The concert will feature local musicians playing songs relating to Belgium. Amy Horn is set to play the French horn, which was used in the Ardennes during hunting season. Declan Keenan, a young musician from Ireland, will play the guitar and KanterSt. Hubert will not only conduct the music during the show, she will sing several selections by Brel. The concert will also feature other musicians and choirs. “Jacques Brel, to me, his biggest strength is the quality of his poetry,” Kanter-St. Hubert said. “… It’s also not always easy to find pieces that can be done by a woman. A lot of them … it’s a man speaking. There are a few that I’ve always liked.”

BEYOND BEER, CHOCOLATE AND LACE: BELGIUM’S BRIGHTEST AND BEST n When: 7 p.m. Sunday n Where: Church of the Resurrection, 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville n Tickets: Admission is free, but a $20 donation is suggested n For information:

Following the concert, which starts at 7 p.m., performers will be available to answer questions from the audience. There will be a light reception following the show. Kanter-St. Hubert hopes to be able to provide a little taste of home as well. “I met today, by chance, a woman who … has a little truck and she sells [Belgian] waffles, but they’re the real thing,” Kanter-St. Hubert said. “There are several kinds of [Belgian] waffles. [These are] called the waffles from Liege because it has a special chunky sugar. She just started this business — her fam-

ily is from Belgium and I always thought it would be something … In Belgium, when you’re walking around the streets, you get people who sell those waffles just like hot dogs here. They sell those special waffles on the spot and they’re nice and warm.” Kanter-St. Hubert said the goal of the concert is just to broaden people’s concepts of Belgium — from food and drink to the fine arts. “I would like people to discover my country,” Kanter-St. Hubert said. “You know, some of its history and, as the title says, kind of go beyond just chocolates and beer and what they know. There’s a lot of history and a lot of art. I’m hoping to give them a glimpse of what Belgium is about.”

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Tourists flock to the Grand Place in the heart of Brussels, Belgium.


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Dogfish Head brewery continues to make a splash One of the nation’s most innovative and fastest growing breweries is on the way to the ocean beaches many Washingtonian’s frequent. The Dogfish Head brewery, in Milton, Del., has become the 13th largest craft brewery in the country, producing over 170,000 barrels of beer in 2012, up 20 percent from 2011. The brewery is finishing an expansion which will allow brewing 600,000 barrels per year.

BREWS BROTHERS STEVEN FRANK AND ARNOLD MELTZER Sam Calagione, the brewery’s co-founder and co-owner, opened the Dogfish Head brewpub in 1995 in Rehoboth Beach, Del., near his wife’s hometown.

It was named after Calagione’s fondly-remembered vacation spot near Boothbay Harbor in Maine to lend a New England character. Starting with a minuscule 12-gallon brewing facility that needed constant use to keep up with customer demand, Calagione was continuously brewing and getting bored with the repetition. He experimented by grabbing “everything but the kitchen sink,” in a brewing career that has led to his being called the “Mad Alchemist of Brewing.” Demand rapidly increased and a packaging brewery was added in 1997. The kitchen to brewpot escapades gave Dogfish a well earned reputation for using unusual ingredients and brewing unusual beers. Some of the non-standard additions to the Dogfish beers include St. John’s

Wort, Saffron, Agave nectar, hawthorn berry from China, and spirulina, a blue green algae to give green color for a St. Patrick’s Day beer. Dogfish also has become renowned for its series of India Pale Ales, some very high alcohol brews, and re-creations of ancient ales. The three IPAs, called 60 Minute, 90 Minute, and 120 Minute, add hops continuously for the respective time durations. Calagione got the idea from watching a chef prepare food and adding spices on a continuous basis to enhance the flavor. The high alcohol beers, definite brewing achievements, include World Wide Stout (1520 percent alcohol by volume, ABV), once the highest alcohol beer being regularly brewed; Fort (15-18 percent ABV), a fruit beer with raspberries and the highest alcohol fruit beer being produced; 120 Minute IPA (15-20 percent ABV); and Olde School Barleywine (13-16 percent ABV.) The Ancient Ales series started as a collaboration with Patrick McGovern, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, to recreate the libation consumed at King Midas’ funeral, calling it Midas Touch. Successive collaborations with the McGovern have resulted in producing Chateau Jiahu based on a 9000 year old dig in China; Theobroma based on an 3,200 year old Aztec chocolate beer; Ta Henket using ingredients and traditions from Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Bierra Etrusca Bronze from excavations in a


Dogfish Head Brewery’s 90 minute Imperial IPA. 2,800 year old Etruscan tomb. Midas Touch (9 percent ABV) has a sweet, light honey nose with a hint of white grapes which presages the taste in the front. These all continue in the middle with a slight increase in the grape to medium. The finish adds muted alcohol notes which grow in the aftertaste giving a touch of alcoholic warmth. Ratings: 8/7.5. Palo Santo Marron (12 percent ABV) is brewed in a barrel made from the wood of the Paraguayan Palo Santo tree, one of three woods so dense they do not float. Palo has a aroma of roast, grape, licorice and alcohol. The medium roast and muted licorice front continues

in the middle as the licorice increases and is joined by a dollop of chocolate. The roast increases in the finish with an emerging vinous character. In the aftertaste the roast continues, the licorice fades, and a restrained bitter hop appears. Ratings: 9.5/9. 90 Minute IPA (9 percent ABV) opens with a melon, citrus, pine, and bitter hop bouquet. The mild sweet front segues into a middle of melon, citrus and bitter hops. Both the melon and the bitter hops increase to medium in the finish. The hops come to the forefront in the aftertaste but are very well balanced by a strong malt backbone. A relatively high alcohol is present but well integrated. Rat-

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a concrete shell open to the elements,” Reichhardt said. When the school supplies arrived from All Souls in early 1948, the students were thrilled by the brightly colored glass marbles and the packets of colorful crayons, pencils and paints. “They were so ecstatic when they got their gifts,” he said. The children used the materials to make pictures of cherry blossoms, green trees, sunny skies and happy people, a sign of their optimism and hope for the future.

Continued from Page B-1 Born after the war, Manale grew up near Hiroshima and later emigrated to the United States, becoming a choreographer and performer of Japanese dance. She first learned about the drawings and the church as a volunteer with the DC Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Committee. Japanese visitors had heard about the All Souls connection and sometimes asked to visit. Long interested in the interplay of cultures, Reichhardt agreed when Manale as producer approached him about doing a documentary. “I’m also fascinated with living history — history that’s alive and well,” he said. The two then began researching what had happened after the bombing in 1945.

Pastor at All Souls Arthur Powell Davies, minister at All Souls, was outraged by a photo he saw in The Washington Post of Americans cutting a cake made with angel food puff balls representing the atomic mushrooom cloud. Deeply offended, he wrote a sermon, “Lest the Living Forget,” which caught the eye of Howard Bell, an American adviser working with Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s provisional government in Hiroshima. Bell wrote Davies and suggested that if he really wanted to help, he could send school supplies to the city. Church volunteers collected supplies and sent them to Honkawa Elementary School, and two other institu-


Yoshie Fujii of Tokyo looks at a colorful drawing she made of the river in Hiroshima when she was 9 years old, not long after the city was demolished by the atomic bomb. tions. The concrete Honkawa School was within half a mile of the center of the blast. More than 400 children and a dozen teachers died there when the bomb blew up Hiroshima at 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6. Fires raged across what was left of the city, and the river grew thick with bodies of people trying to find relief, according to the film. The school was one of the few buildings left standing. Not long after the blast, about 800 students who had been staying with relatives outside the city returned with their families who moved back to protect their properties and start over. Officials had predicted nothing would grow for 75 years because of the radiation, but then a typhoon hit and water washed over the city. “They thought it was a dead place, but then plants started to

grow,” said Reichhardt. “They were going to stay and rebuild.” The children resumed their lessons in what was left of the school despite the terrible conditions. Gangsters, who had moved in to fill the power vacuum, controlled the area, people continued to die from radiation sickness and there was little to eat. “The children were living in squalor and going to school in

Finding the artists Decades later, it became Manale’s job to undertake the job of finding the adults who had drawn the pictures, which she did with the help of the Honkawa school that was still operating. In 2010, a delegation from All Souls headed by present Pastor Robert Hardies brought 17 drawings to the school for display during the school’s Peace Week. Before they had “just been pictures, and now they were people,” Hardies says in the film. After documenting the trip,

Page B-5 Reichhardt then started the job of editing the footage, but with little money to fund the work. By sheer chance, he and his future wife, musician and singer Suzanne Brindamour, were having dinner at a restaurant in Virginia in the same dining room as members of the board of the United States-Japan Foundation, which promotes intercultural understanding. “They asked me to pitch the film at their dinner — that kind of thing never happens,” said Reichhardt about the grant he later received from the group. A rough cut of the film has already screened in Japan and at the University of California, Berkeley. Reichhardt also screened the film at the National Press Club in the District on





Nov. 13 and at All Souls Church Unitarian on Nov. 17. He said he hopes to show the film at a theater in Washington, D.C., in December and screen it next year in New York and Los Angeles as part of a push for an Oscar nomination in 2014. Although the bombing of Hiroshima happened more than 60 years ago, attempts at reconciliation continue today, and those efforts can also apply to other bitter conflicts, Reichhardt said. “I’m very proud of it — I think it’s a great story,” he said. “If people can connect after this horrendous event, anyone can connect,” said Reichhardt. “Peace is possible.”


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program and a performance ensemble. Upon their completion of the two-year program, students receive a master’s of music in opera performance. Students typically perform a minimally-produced or “white opera” in the fall, followed by a fully produced show in the spring. “The opera is minimally produced in that there is no set,” Olcott said. “We use our stock set costumes which are all made of white muslin, which is why we call it the ‘white opera’ ... Usually it’s done only with a piano, but this year, because the original piece is written for a chamber orchestra, we are actually doing it with the full orchestra it is written for.” Houston-based conductor Craig Kier is conducting the piece. A graduate of SUNY Fredonia in New York City, Kier currently spends most of his time working with the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet. Recently, he’s been frequently making the trip to and from College Park to work with the Maryland Opera Studio students. “I’ve actually been there several times,” Kier said. “We spent the first week coaching it musically and putting all of the ensembles together ... I’ve been back three or four times to oversee things.” Thanks to the small size of the studio program, Olcott said the operas are chosen specifi-


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