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Prosecutors say a man who tried to hire someone to kill his ex-wife may have been well-spoken and educated, but was really “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” with a violent past. On Friday, Ndokey Peter Enow, 38, of Swan Stream Court in Gaithersburg, pleaded guilty to one count of solicitation to commit first-degree murder, a charge which can draw a penalty of life in prison. Attorneys on both sides


Fifth-grader Ilyes Ouldbrahim (second from left) stands with a clipboard in front of Candlewood Elementary School in Derwood on Friday checking off a list of buses as they arrive with students. The school recently reopened after a long renovation project.

Candlewood Elementary School reopens after more than a year of construction SAMANTHA SCHMIEDER STAFF WRITER

After 18 months of construction and renovations, Candlewood Elementary School in Derwood reopened its doors for students’ first day back on Monday, Jan. 5, and promptly closed its doors for an unexpected snow day on Tuesday, Jan. 6. “I think the students were so excited. A couple of the students had said to me, ‘We didn’t want a snow day right away, we wanted to be in our school!’”

said Principal Linda B. Sheppard. Sheppard, her staff and students started the new year in their old school, leaving behind Emory Grove in Gaithersburg, the temporary spot they had been attending during construction, and welcoming their beautifully upgraded building. “Basically, [Candlewood] was an old school,” Sheppard said. “It was just a one-story, small, circular building. The heating system was getting older; we started to get leaks in the building.” Sheppard said the new building is

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of the case agreed that Enow should be given a 40-year prison sentence with 20 years suspended. Assistant State’s Attorney Debbie Feinstein Enow told the court Friday that Enow had a history of domestic violence and had laughed as he talked to an undercover police officer — whom he believed he was hiring to kill for him — about murdering the mother of his


Position has been vacant since December 2013 BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER

not only two stories and bigger, with capacity increasing from about 430 students to 740 students, but it also is energy efficient and environmentally friendly. “A lot of new schools are getting a green roof; we also have the green roof. It’s composed of little, small planters that soak up the rainwater,” Sheppard said. In addition to the much-needed modernizations to a building that

Gaithersburg finances will soon be in a new set of hands, as City Manager Tony Tomasello announced Jan. 6 the appointment of Stephanie Walker as the next director of the city’s Department of Finance and Administration. The position has been vacant since the retirement of Harold Belton in December 2013, and since then, Comptroller Tina Smith has been serving as the acting director, according to a city news release.


“Throughout the recruitment process, Ms. Walker really impressed us with the depth of her knowledge of local government finance, particularly her abilWalker ity to articulate complex issues and suggest potential strategies to address them,” Tomasello said in the release. “We’re confident she has the skills needed to move our organizational goals forward.” Walker most recently served as the chief financial officer for the

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Senior projects focus on student research




“Northwest High is the most studied school in the county,” jokes Suzanne Borenzweig, program coordinator for the Germantown school’s unique Ulysses program. “Every year we study ourselves,” said Borenzweig, who oversees the four-year program in which seniors do a semester-long research project that can involve polling fellow students. The projects enable students to ask and answer their own questions, which typically arise from their own lives and experiences. “We offer guidance and structure to help them turn whatever interest they may have into an academic project,”

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The Montgomery County Council has passed a new bidding and selection process for before- and after-school child care providers that operate in public schools. Some council members, however, are developing a larger plan for early child care and education in the county. They want to create a county child care office and ensure appropriate training and other services for Spanish-speaking providers. Under the new regulation, which went into effect Jan. 3, a public school that has or is looking for a child care provider will go through a selection


Northwest High School student Lauren Oxenford explains her Ulysses research project about female teenage bullying to peers and faculty during a fair on Thursday at the Germantown school.



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process every seven years to determine who will run the before- and after-school programs. The regulation requires a school administrator to form a selection committee to consider applications based on factors including services, proposed budget, staffing plan and a state quality rating. The county’s Community Use of Public Facilities office will run the process, working with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and Montgomery County Public Schools. The new regulation addresses conflicts of interest, an appeals process and opportunities for parent feedback on providers and desired services. The regulation has a sunset

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14 Teen Movie Night, 6:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Screening of “The Book Thief,” based on the novel of the same name by Marcus Zusak. In World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace in stolen books and the company of a Jewish refugee sheltered by her adoptive parents. Free. 240-773-9490.

Community Meeting on Rockwood Manor, 7-9 p.m., 11001 MacArthur Blvd.,

Potomac. Learn about findings from a recently completed feasibility study for Rockwood Manor Special Park. Parks staff will present facility rental policy changes and findings of noise, traffic and environmental studies. Free.

THURSDAY, JAN. 15 QuickBooks Connect Local, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. This in-depth training is designed to prepare accounting professionals for the ProAdvisor Program’s QuickBooks Online Certification exam. Third Thursday Poetry Reading, 7:30 p.m., Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave. Featuring the work of a wide range of poets from across the region. 301-891-7266.

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Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The “Grandest Show on Strings” features clowns, deathdefying acrobats and a menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe. $10. 301-634-5380. Free e-Reader and iPad Tutoring, 3:30-5:45 p.m., Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville. Get help learning to download free e-books from the library website to an e-reader or iPad, or help learning to use your iPad. Free. 240-773-9410.

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a.m., Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, Rockville. A naturalist will read a story and then lead a craft activity based on the theme of the story. Ages 2-5. $4-$6. Winter Wonderland Canal Walk, 10-11 a.m. start time, walkers must end by 2 p.m., C&O Canal Towpath, third parking area at Carderock Recreation Area, Cabin John. This 10K trail, with a 5K option, rated 1B, is an easy out and back walk on the C&O Canal towpath upstream from Carderock to the Widewater area and to Locks 15 and 16. $3 for Volksmarchers for credit, free for others. 301-385-0054. A Trip to Long Ago: The Underground Railroad Mystery, 11 a.m., Olney Library,

3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Olney. Learn about the Underground Railroad in Montgomery County from Donna Will of Woodlawn Manor Museum. Includes African percussion and call and response. heather. Introduction to Mridangam Drum Workshop with Balajee Shanmugam,

noon-2 p.m., Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. This program is being held in conjunction with Sanathana, a two-month long celebration of Indian Heritage in Montgomery County. Ages 12 and up. $25-$30. info@ Creative Writing Club, 3-4:30 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg. This writing workshop is run by a member of the Maryland Writer’s Association. Free. 240777-0200. All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner, 4-7 p.m., Laytonsville District Volunteer Fire Dept., 21400 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville. Meal includes choice of meat sauce or meatless marinara sauce, bread, salad, fruit cup, coffee and tea. $5-$9; kids younger than 5 eat free. 240-304-1332. Salon Series: Shostakovich Project II, Piano, 8-10 p.m., Kentlands Mansion,

320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. Award-winning pianist Jessica Osborne plays music of the Great War, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. This concert is paired with films scored by Shostakovich. $20.

SUNDAY, JAN. 18 Let Freedom Ring: An Interfaith, Multicultural Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, 3 p.m., Cedar

Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. Montgomery County Interfaith Leaders, Heritage Signature Chorale, and other musical groups.



Women in Science and Engineering, 10

a.m.-noon, Asbury Methodist Village, Rosborough Cultural Center, 301 Odendhal Ave., Gaithersburg. The Gaithersburg branch of American Association of University Women presents short talks by women in science and engineering, moderated by Carolyn Fisher. Students and parents are welcome.

MORE INTERACTIVE CALENDAR ITEMS AT WWW.GAZETTE.NET Sacred chants and prayers across religions and excerpts from Dr. King’s speeches will be featured. Free. MLK Day: Youth Against Hunger, 3-5 p.m., International Cultural Center, 19650 Club House Road, Montgomery Village. In partnership with the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. Please donate a box of regular Cheerios for the cereal packing part of the program. Free.



Wounded Warrior Zumbathon, 10

a.m.-12:30 p.m., Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main St., Suite 2, Damascus. A Zumbathon for injured veterans on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Suggested $20 donation.

Quince Orchard’s Jordan Odom (right) moves the ball against Gaithersburg’s Celina Herndon on Friday. Go to SPORTS One of the county’s top wrestling tournaments, Grapple at the ’Brook, takes place this weekend. Check online for coverage of the event.

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration, 10 a.m., Leisure World, Interfaith

Chapel, 3680 S. Leisure World Blvd., Silver Spring. Singing, praying and listening to King’s words. The Leisure World Chorale will perform and residents of the community will read. Free. 571-294-8536.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 20 Teen Poetry Club, 4-5:30 p.m., Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg. Listen to, share, and create poetry and play word games. Free. 240-777-0200. Songwriter Dan Navarro, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Ted’s 355 Diner, 895 Rockville Pike, Rockville. $15-$18.

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Police look to identify owner of Gaithersburg police to launch abandoned puppy in Burtonsville body camera pilot program Young pit bull was found to be underweight, having seizures in dirty crate





Montgomery County Police Department’s Animal Services Division is appealing to the public for information to find out who abandoned a puppy in a Burtonsville parking lot earlier this month. The young pit bull, believed to be about six to seven weeks old, was found on Jan. 3 in a dirty crate in a parking lot in the 4200 block of Tazewell Terrace, according to a release from the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. The Derwood shelter rescued the dog after receiving a call about his situation at its Emergency Call Center, said Katherine Zenzano, the facility’s community outreach coordinator. Named Clark Kent by shelter staff, the puppy was discovered to be underweight and experiencing seizures with no apparent underlying medical cause other than malnutrition, the release said. “The puppy was found moments from death in a dirty crate in a parking lot on Tazewell Terrace in Burtonsville,” said Jack Breckenridge, the lead investigator on the case. “The puppy


The Montgomery County Police Department’s Animal Services Division is looking for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for abandoning a pit bull puppy, now named Clark Kent, in Burtonsville. is alive due to the rapid medical intervention by the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center’s doctors.” The Animal Services Division is investigating this as a case of criminal neglect for the owner who failed to provide veterinary care for their injured puppy and looking into charges of animal abandonment, according to the release. Depending on the investigation, this may be considered a misdemeanor or felony. Clark Kent is currently in foster care with a shelter staff

member, Zenzano said. He will be made available for adoption once the case has closed and he is given medical clearance, she added. Anyone with information about this case can contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County and remain anonymous. Those with information can call 240-773-8477 or send a text to 274637 with “MCPD [tip information]” in the message.





Cameras will be used for training only


Gaithersburg police officers will soon be wearing body cameras during training exercises as part of the department’s effort to test the technology to determine if it would be effective in the field. Police Chief Mark Sroka told the Gaithersburg City Council on Jan. 5 that the department is in the process of purchasing five body-worn cameras for a one-year pilot program that will involve the use of the cameras for training purposes only. More specifically, the cameras will be used for training that relates to use of force, such as firearms and Taser training. “These cameras are going to enable us to document our training curriculum and serve as a tool where the instructors can critique the officers at the time of the reality-based situational scenario training to simulate what occurs on the street,” Sroka said. “It’s one thing to tell [the officers] what they did right and an area that may need improvement, but it’s another thing to be able to go ahead and show them in that video.” During the one-year period, Sroka said the department will evaluate the capabilities and limitations of the cameras to see

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“...This is not going to solve our problems. Good police work solves our problems.” Henry Marraffa, Councilman whether they should ultimately be issued to uniformed and plainclothes officers in the field. The total cost for the five cameras and data management needs, training and additional fees is expected to be about $11,269, said Sroka. The program is likely to begin this February. If officers in the field are required to wear body cameras in the future, Sroka said there must be a “clear, formulated” policy that outlines the types of situations that will be recorded and the types that will not, such as cases of sexual assault and domestic violence. “I don’t believe that this camera is a fix for police excessive force throughout this country. I think it’s a tool that could be used in furtherance of enhanced police accountability and oversight,” Sroka said. He added that the technology could also help defend officers that are falsely accused of misconduct.


The discussion to try out body cameras first started about two years ago, Sroka said. In addition, recent events across the country involving allegations of police excessive force has made this topic timely, he said. “I fully support it as long as there is sound policy governing its use, the management of data, and the dissemination of data, Sroka said. All members of the City Council expressed their support for the pilot program, but many said it’s important to keep in mind that the cameras are not a cure-all fix. “This is another tool,” said Councilman Henry Marraffa. “This is not going to solve our problems. Good police work solves our problems.” Knowing the high level of training and professionalism in the force, Councilman Mike Sesma said he was “confident” that body cameras could be implemented and used effectively by the department. “I think where the tool has been implemented effectively and successfully it’s shown to reduce activities in which extreme force is involved,” he said. “It has a calming effect both on the public that the police encounter and the police encountering the public, so it protects both the public and the police officers.”

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It was an evening of memories, laughter and tears as members of the Diamond Elementary School community came together Monday to recognize former principal Carol Lange and name the school’s media center in her honor. Around 100 people packed the new Carol Lange Media Center to pay tribute to the administrator who led their Gaithersburg school for 16 years, from 1998 until 2014. Lange, who retired at the end of last school year, worked for Montgomery County Public Schools for a total of 26 years. She started her

career in education working as a library/media specialist. “I cannot say thank you enough tonight to each and every one of you,” Lange said at the event. “It’s very, very, very humbling for me to have this honor bestowed on me.” At the dedication, Lange talked about the challenges she and the school community faced during her tenure as principal — including inconsistent student performance, growing enrollment, increasing diversity and inclusion in the classroom — and how they worked together as a team to overcome them. “I’m so grateful to each and every single one of you for the part you’ve played in my story,” she said. Beth Kennington, the mom of four children who have all

graduated from Diamond, said she was the one who first proposed that the media center be named after Lange. She and others in the community petitioned the school district to change the library’s moniker. “[Lange] is a special person,” Kennington said. “We wanted to do something lasting.” In her formal remarks at the dedication ceremony, Kennington thanked Lange for her hard work and leadership. “Carol Lange epitomizes the excellence, care and professionalism in education,” she said. “With Carol at the helm, Diamond went from being a good school to being a great school, one that’s sought out by people moving to the area because of its high marks and its great reputation. For that, this community is thankful and it’s proud.”

Daniel Walder, the current Diamond Elementary principal, said Lange helped him to become the type of leader he is today since he worked under her guidance as a principal intern from 2007 to 2009. As a result of Lange’s meaningful contributions to the school community, Walder said naming the media center after her was appropriate and well-deserved. “If you know Carol Lange, you know that she does not expect to be in the spotlight or gain attention for her work,” Walder said. “However, Mrs. Lange, your dedication and commitment to the Diamond community over the past 16 years needs to be remembered forever.”


Diamond Elementary School students, alumni and their parents say farewell to longtime principal Carol Lange during a PTA celebration on June 12, 2014, at the Gaithersburg school.



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Continued from Page A-1 Sheppard said was built in 1968, there also were some other new perks, including a new playground, soccer field, gym and courtyard. Overall, Sheppard believes it cost about $23 million. “[The students] are just a little upset now because they can’t get to their new playground equipment and soccer field,” Sheppard said, adding that they will be put to good use in the spring. Sheppard said the school has some great new technologies, a larger multipurpose room and “general spaces for small group instruction.” The building also

has some special classrooms specifically designed to accommodate autism programs, which Sheppard said could draw those programs to the school. “We currently have 330 students, but we are going to grow because there is new development going up around us. We will get those students,” Sheppard said. Following Candlewood Elementary School, students will attend Shady Grove Middle School in Gaithersburg for grades six through eight and then Magruder High School in Rockville for grades nine through twelve. On Jan. 7, the school hosted an open house at night to allow students and future students as

well as members of the community see what was done. “We had over 400 people attend. I was so surprised. We had current students and families, we had families who no longer have children here, but live in the neighborhood and wanted to see the school,” Sheppard said. Sheppard said a couple came to see the school because their child would be attending and when Sheppard asked where the child was, the woman pointed to her stomach. “Their child won’t be here for five years, but they were so excited they came to see,” Sheppard said.


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child. Enow approached a man working as a mechanic in the Washington, D.C. area in 2014, tellingthemanhewasfriendofthe man’s boss, and tried to hire him to kill the woman, Feinstein said. The mechanic, however, was a former narcotics informant in another jurisdiction. He told Enow he wouldn’t do the job, but could put him in touch with a friend who could. The mechanic reached out to one of his law enforcement contacts, who got in touch with Montgomery County police, Feinstein said. On June 6, Enow met with an undercover county police officer in a Silver Spring parking lot and offered him $1,000 to murder the woman. Enow provided pictures of her and even drove the officer to her neighborhood to point out where she lived, according to charging documents. In an audio recording of that conversation, Enow — who mentions that he recently earned a Ph.D in cybersecurity — tells the officer that he married the woman because she had threatened to kill herself if he did not. He then says she falsely accused him of raping and beating her. A copy of the recording was provided by the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. “She put me in jail twice,” Enow says in the recording. He later asks the officer to either cripple her or kill her. “Either six feet under, or a wheelchair,” Enow says, adding that it might be better to take her “completely out” so he could get his daughter back. Montgomery County Judge Steven G. Salant accepted the plea agreement, and is scheduled to sentence Enow on Feb. 27, when Enow’s ex-wife will give a statement. Enow’s attorney, Howard Cheris, declined to comment after the hearing Friday.

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Committee OKs Yegher farm land annex

Obituary Mrs. Carolyn Reisch Kieffer died peacefully on January 6, 2015, at Heartfields Assisted Living in Frederick, Maryland. Born in Springfield, Illinois, in August 1932, Carolyn was the daughter of the late Joseph Reisch and Vivian Dressendorfer. Carolyn is survived by her brothers, Joe, John, Franz, Rick, and her sister Molly; and her five daughters, Elizabeth, Catherine, Mary Ann, Victoria, and Margaret. Married to Dr. Lee Joseph Kieffer in 1959, together they proudly raised their growing family of daughters in California, the District of Columbia, and Colorado before finally settling in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in 1975. Predeceased by her husband in 1985, Carolyn lived to welcome nine cherished grandchildren; Samantha, Nicholas, Benjamin, Joseph, Joshua, Jessica, Calvin, Eleanor and Adelaide. Carolyn enjoyed ethnic food, good chocolate, craft fairs, reading the newspaper, science fiction (especially Star Trek) and was a self-taught, amateur investor who enjoyed following the financial markets. The family will hold a private memorial service to celebrate her life at Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at .




Full council votes Jan. 20 on site VIRGINIA TERHUNE STAFF WRITER

The three-member County Council committee for Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment on Monday endorsed the county’s intent to use its power of emi-


Continued from Page A-1 provision that, unless the council acts, will end the regulation in one year. The original version of the executive regulation was met with concerns — including from parents and child care provider staff and leaders — during an October public hearing and in written testimony. The concerns were in part tied to parent participation, quality standards and whether the new process was similar to the previous process. The County Council’s

nent domain to take part of the Yegher farm in Clarksburg. The county needs the land for easements to complete the extension of Snowden Farm Parkway from Clarksburg Village east to Md. 27 (Ridge Road). Clarksburg Village developer Elm Street Development will build the extension for $23 million, pending final approval by the full council on Jan. 20, said Clarksburg Village project

manager Kate Kubit. The four-lane divided road will extend from Emerald Green Drive southeast across Morning Star Drive, the Yegher driveway and the soon-to-be-developed Butz property to connect with Md. 27. Occupants of the Yegher property will use Snowden Farm Parkway to enter and exit their site. The extension will serve as

the eastern entrance to Clarksburg Village, a community of about 2,700 housing units. Elm Street Development will be responsible for widening Md. 27 from Snowden Farm Parkway south to Brink Road, Kubit said. The extension also will serve the yet-to-be-developed Butz property at the northwest corner of Md. 27 and Brink Road.

joint Health and Human Services and Education Committee recommended changes that addressed a number of the concerns. During a Nov. 25 meeting, some council members supported trying the regulation for one year and continuing to look at the process. “We have not, I think, satisfactorily brought the parties together and we’re continuing to hear a very broad call from our provider community that they need a stronger voice in the process and that we have more work to do in order to have a successful management process,” Councilman

Hans Riemer said. County Councilwoman Nancy Navarro said in an interview that she and Riemer (D-At Large) of Takoma Park are working on a larger initiative to better coordinate and improve early child care and education in the county. Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring said one bill would create a county office focused on “all things related to child care,” including training, mentoring and technical assistance. The legislation also would change the county’s regulation of the use of public space. A second bill will focus

on ensuring quality family child care, Navarro said. The county would offer services — such as training and mentoring — “in a culturally competent way” for family child care providers, she said, noting the county’s large number of Spanish-speaking family child care providers. Shaun Rose, who told the council he opposed the original regulation, is on the executive board of the Montgomery County Commission on Child Care. Rose said he’s encouraged by Navarro’s and Riemer’s plans to make child care “a higher priority” in the county. The new regulation’s process, however, is flawed, he said. “I think the way the county has it structured is the essential problem,” he said. Rose also is president of the Rock Spring Children’s Center, which does not operate in public space. He said the process is not run by child care and early education professionals who understand the “challenging” and “rapidly changing” field. Rose also said that rebidding a space every several years doesn’t match the child care community’s emphasis on “consistency” and “stability.” The regulation needs to require, rather than encourage, participation on the selection committees from parents who use a current provider, said Debbie Diederichsen, director of growth and development for Bar-T. The agency runs child care programs in 30 county schools. The regulation says a parent using the current child care services at school should have a seat on a provider selection committee. “I think it’s very important for people who are using the service to have a voice in what’s going on,” she said. “I certainly would not want somebody else making that decision for me and my child.”

Obituary Virginia Vivian Allen, 92, of Gaithersburg, MD, formerly of Rockville, MD, passed away January 2, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Sherrill VanOrsdel. Born June 21, 1922 in Steubenville, Ohio, she was the daughter of James and Elva Kerr. She trained for a career in nursing at Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, PA. She went immediately to serve her nation as an Army nurse in England during WWII. It was here that she met and later married her husband, the late John Henry Allen, Jr. He was one of her patients – one of her more challenging patients. She continued her nursing career at Walter Reed Army Medical Center providing private duty nursing care. Following this she worked in geriatric nursing as a private care nurse in Washington DC, head of nursing services at the US Army Distaff Hall, the Hebrew Home of Washington, DC and the Bel Pre Nursing Center, Silver Spring, MD. She concluded her career as head of disaster preparedness for the National Capital Region, Red Cross – Silver Spring. Virginia was a devoted member of St John’s Episcopal Church in Olney, MD. In recent years she worshiped with family at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD. She loved her grandchildren, she loved playing bridge with her husband John, and she loved swimming, having her pool built while John was away on training for work. She proudly worked on her sun tan each year by floating in the pool and swimming 20 laps, several times a week, well into her 80s. Predeceased by her parents and husband, John Henry Allen,Jr, Virginia is survived by her daughter, Sherrill M. VanOrsdel; son, John R. Allen; sister, Betty Ann Gossert; grandchildren Robert, IV, Ryan, Reed and Brett VanOrsdel and William and Amanda Allen and Amy (Allen) Foss; and 7 great grandchildren, Reed Jr, Sean Marie, Riley, Morgen, Colin, Kerry, and Simmons Marie VanOrsdel. A memorial service is being planned to be held at Covenant Life Church, 7501 Muncaster Mill Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, on January 24th at 10:30 am. Interment services will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, where she will be buried along with her husband, John. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of the National Capital Area, Inc. 1932927


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Obituary John J. Queeney, 85, of Port St. Lucie, Florida died December 27, 2014. He was born in Freehold, NJ and had resided there before moving to Florida in 2010. He was a graduate of St. Rose of Lima School and Freehold High School. He attended Rider College. He was a produce broker for Holland and McChesney, Freehold from 1951 to 1987. In 1987 he established his business, Select Sales Brokerage which he operated until his retirement in 1999. Jack grew up in music in the era of Big Bands. He studied drumming with the legendary teacher, Charlie Perry, in New York. He also performed with Big Band leader Charlie Spivak. His drumming drew praise from such notable performers as Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole and Billy Williams.

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He was a well known local musician playing the drums from the time was 16 years old until his 81st birthday. He performed with local bands such as the KaiJays and played with the house band at the Essex and Sussex Hotel in Spring Lake, NJ. He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church, Freehold where he served as an usher and a communicant of St. Lucie R.C. Church, Port St. Lucie. He was a 64 year member and served as Grand Knight in 1954-1955 of Freehold Council No. 1672, Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Msgr. Kivelitz General Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and served on the Assembly Color Corps. He served as a Freehold Borough Councilman from 1955 to 1958. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Allen Queeney; his parents, John and Mary Catherine Queeney; two children, Jaclyn Jane Queeney and John Joseph Queeney, III; his sisters, Jane Queeney Hope and Marion Queeney Dolamore. Surviving are a daughter, Susan Queeney Driscoll and her husband John, Montgomery Village, Maryland; his grandchildren, Kaitlin Michelle Laws, Baltimore, Maryland and Michael James Laws, Montgomery Village, Maryland; nieces Donna J. Hope, Mary Jane Jamison, Lorraine Dolamore, Sue Hope, Bonnie Petrula, Debbie Bell, Cindy DiBenedetto, Betty Sullivan, Lori O’Neill, and nephews, John T. Allen Jr. and Jeffrey Allen. Visiting hours will be held at the Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center Street, Freehold, NJ on Tuesday, January 27 from 2:00 and 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church, Freehold on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997 would be appreciated. 1932925



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Germantown IT firm launches website for students Planet Technologies of Germantown, working with the Maryland State Department of Education, has developed a private and secure website through which students and their families can register to download Office 365 ProPlus for free. The site allows students to install up to five copies of the latest Microsoft Office suite for their PCs and Macs and up to five copies for their tablets and phones, according to a company news release. The website is

Auto executive sues father, company Tamara “Tammy” Darvish of Potomac, the face of the Darcars auto dealerships and the first woman to chair the Washington Area New Auto Dealers Association, is suing her father, John R. Darvish Sr., and the company he founded, charging that he reneged on the one-third ownership he promised her, The Washington Post reported. In the 19-page suit, filed Friday in Montgomery County Circuit Court, Darvish, 51, claims she refused a request by her two half brothers, John and Jamie, that she sign a “side agreement” that would have given the brothers effective control over the company. They then “began pressuring their elderly father to cut Tammy out of the business completely,” according to the suit. In March, the suit claims, her father told her he was turning over Darcars to her brothers and she was being removed from her management position. “Shortly thereafter, Tammy was asked to clean out her desk and was stripped of her authority and responsibilities as executive vice president,” the suit alleges. Tammy Darvish is seeking Darcars shares worth one-third of the value of the privately held New Carrollton company. In a phone interview Friday, Dar-

vish, 51, said, “It’s unfortunate now, after 30 years, my father doesn’t want to live up to written and oral commitments he made regarding the succession plan.” A spokesman for the John Darvish Sr. family said in a statement that it had not seen the lawsuit and therefore could not address the allegations. “They are of course saddened to learn Tammy has taken this route. Mr. Darvish Sr. and his sons had hoped she would continue to represent and advocate for the Darcars brand. They love Tammy and know that the family will work through this difficult time,” the statement read. Darcars Automotive has more than 30 franchises at 20 locations, with a regional collision repair center and more than $1 billion in annual revenues.

Female a cappella group Misbehavin’ Maidens performs in Silver Spring



Singing bawdy ballads and mischievous melodies with titles like “Cathouse Tragedy,” the all-women a cappella group Misbehavin’ Maidens isn’t exactly the Boswell Sisters. “We’re more of an R-rated version,” said Caroline Boulden, a retail manager by day who goes by the stage name Saber Tompson. Their style is best summed up as “nerdy and dirty,” said Annie Lynsen, a content analyst for a web development firm, aka “Lucky” Annie LeBlanc. It could also be called “filk music,” a genre tied to science fiction and fantasy fandom. The Maidens, who perform at Silver Spring area venues and elsewhere, raised about $5,000 in the initial day last week on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter for its first CD album. That was well more than the group’s initial goal of $3,000 for the month-long fundraiser, which runs online through Feb. 4. As of Friday afternoon, the group had raised almost $5,546 from 139 investors. “We’re absolutely blown away” by the response, said Lynsen, who lived in Silver Spring from 2005 until 2012 and now lives in Laurel. The group’s initial goal was $3,000, which members say will allow them to record six songs. The $5,000 level allows them to bump it up to 10 songs. If they reach $7,000, they can record a 12-song album, while $10,000 will enable them to make a professional music video. They plan to work out of a local studio in Silver Spring, Rockville or Beltsville, and hope to release the album by June, Boulden said. She formerly lived in Silver Spring and now lives in Kensington with another group member, Jenn Burrell, aka Rouge O’Malley.

Charles R. Joseph, 56, of Erwin, N.C., former executive director of the Wheaton-Kensington Chamber of Commerce, died Jan. 7 at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, N.C. Joseph was born and grew up in North Carolina, graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 1980. He was executive director of the Wheaton-Kensington chamber from 1998 to 2004 after serving on its board since 1991. He also was a supported employment specialist at St. Luke’s House, now Cornerstone Montgomery, according to the chamber. He also was a member of Wheaton Masonic Lodge 228. Survivors include his wife, Aldona Joseph of Columbia; two sons, William A. Joseph and Nicholas S. Joseph, both of Columbia; a sister, Kathy Joseph Peay of Clinton, N.C.; his stepmother, Mary Joseph of Dunn, N.C.; and a stepbrother, Kevin Williams of Godwin, N.C. The funeral was held Friday. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Maryland Masonic Homes, 300 International Circle, Cockeysville, MD 21030. — GAZETTE STAFF

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The fourth member, Erin Hamilton, aka Flint Locke, lives in Silver Spring. The group often performs in costume, such as pirate garb, at Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring and the Limerick Pub in Wheaton. They also have played at fandom festivals like Con Nooga in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Nauticon in Provincetown, Mass. Boulden was the impetus behind the group’s formation, holding auditions in 2012. A member of the pirate band Scales and Crosstones, she created the idea for an all-female single group while working as a bartender at the Piratz Tavern. Burrell also was a bartender there, while Lynsen and Hamilton performed there in another band, Pirates for Sail. The Maidens initially started with seven members, including a guitarist, but three

moved on due to scheduling conflicts, Boulden said. They now sing completely a cappella, relying on twists of phrases and their voices to charm their audiences. As they played in clubs and festivals, fans asked them if they had a CD. “Our fan base has grown mostly through word of mouth,” Boulden said. “But we’d like to get an album out there to expand our base beyond the local music scene and regional fandom events.” On Kickstarter, they have received investments from people as far away as Holland, she said. The online crowdfunding platform has been used by

area bands, filmmakers, artists, inventors and others to raise money for projects. Last year, the Silver Spring Irish and Scottish folk band TriHearn raised almost $7,000 for an album. Silver Spring entrepreneur Linda Jo Kushner raised about $20,000 in 2013 through Kickstarter to help fund her mobile gourmet food business. Connecting with the audience makes the hours of practice, creating songs and marketing worthwhile, Lynsen said. “I love the performance aspect,” she said. “If I can make people laugh, I feel I’ve done something.”


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The Misbehavin’ Maidens, a female a cappella group that performs at Silver Spring area venues, raised about $5,000 in its first day on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter for its first CD. That was much more than the group’s initial goal of $3,000 for the monthlong fundraiser. From left are Jenn Burrell (Rouge O’Malley), Caroline Boulden (Saber Tompson), Annie Lynsen (“Lucky” Annie LeBlanc) and Erin Hamilton (Flint Locke).





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Charlie, not Kirby

Two reminders of the importance of a free press emerged last week. One was deadly; the other boorish. First, Kirby Delauter, a Frederick County councilman, took exception to a Frederick News-Post reporter’s coverage of him, protesting the use of his name in her story. He blasted her on Facebook. She responded politely that she’d continue to do her job. He threatened an absurd lawsuit if she didn’t get permission to use his name next time. Through social media, the councilman’s bizarre online rant generated worldwide publicity. On the day he finally apologized for his inflammatory temper — Jan. 7 — a terrorist attack at a Paris satire magazine killed 12 people. For years, extremists targeted the magazine, Charlie Hebdo, for its no-holds-barred spoofs of religious sanctities and deities, including the Prophet Muhammad. This time, militants stormed the magazine’s office and shot to death PRESS FREEDOMS its editor, other employees and police officers. ARE VITAL IN A Very quickly, thousands of FREE SOCIETY people in France and millions more worldwide denounced the heinous killings, declaring “Je Suis Charlie,” or “I am Charlie,” in solidarity. The Frederick County empty threat and the cold-blooded slayings in France — while admittedly far apart in levels of severity — had more in common than timing. Both were attempts to intimidate free communication and expression into submission. Both failed; the media they targeted came back at them with gusto. The United States is privileged to have press freedom built into its Bill of Rights, guaranteeing that watchdogs can gather and distribute essential information. We’re also lucky that coercion of the press usually falls far short of physical violence. Still, consider the words of Billy Shreve, another Frederick County councilman and Delauter ally. In a News-Post story about Delauter’s threat, Shreve said, “I think media outlets are cowards and they hide behind the label of journalists and that’s a bully pulpit to expand their liberal [agenda].” Shreve, Delauter and their ilk exercise another freedom — speech — when they sound off. But it’s unacceptable for people entrusted with power to spout nonsensical invective. We invite Shreve to visit the Committee to Protect Journalists website and scan the names of the more than 1,100 journalists killed worldwide since 1992. Some voluntarily work — and die — in war zones. Cowards? Hardly. Killings to silence truth happen in this country, too. Oakland, Calif., editor Chauncey Bailey was gunned down in 2007 because of his exposé of a criminal enterprise. Drug traffickers plotted the shooting death of journalist Manuel de Dios Unanue in New York City in 1992 in retaliation for the dirt he dug up. The Committee to Protect Journalists says: “In total, at least 60 journalists were killed globally in 2014 in relation to their work, compared with 70 who died in 2013. CPJ is investigating the deaths in 2014 of at least 18 more journalists to determine whether they were work-related.” American journalists sometimes face harassment, assault and tear gas when their presence is inconvenient, as we saw in the recent protests in Ferguson, Mo. Some are unfairly arrested and given improper orders to turn over cameras and images they’ve gathered. Great responsibilities go along with press rights. Ethical journalists must strive to be accurate, fair, sensitive and much more. The public should be a watchdog of media in much the same way the press is a watchdog of governments and other societal institutions. By all means, challenge journalists when they fall short. But intimidation at the whims of those in power are far out of bounds and must be called out, too. The public should never tolerate government stewards who don’t respect the press and its essential role in furthering a free society.

Puppy mill bill would help animals, taxpayers I wanted to thank Councilmember George Leventhal for introducing a bill that would stop the sale of puppy mill puppies in pet stores in Montgomery County. This is so important, as not only would it benefit the animals (and people involved, since oftentimes they are not aware they are purchasing a dog that was potentially abused and could have psychological and/ or physical problems), but it would also allow our tax dollars to be used in a more efficient way.

When there is unnecessary breeding, the “unwanted” ones will often end up at shelters. These dogs may also end up at shelters after being turned in by their owners, who are unable to pay for the proper care once they realize the “problems” associated with their dogs. There will be a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27. I hope that those who can make it will come to show their support. It will be at the Montgomery County Council Office Building, 3rd floor. I appreciate it.

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Morning rush-hour traffic on Interstate 270 through Germantown.

I-270 tolls: a boon for the Porsche owners Rep. John K. Delaney suggests we reserve the HOV lanes on I-270 to toll lanes. This means his constituents (Potomac) can cruise without passengers past the millions who drive Hondas and pay for the construction and maintainance of the road with federal income and gasoline taxes. We wait so the Porsches with campaign donors crowd into the line, past the queue.

ordinary drivers to pay or it will come out of your pocket. Big fares won’t happen because drivers would revolt, so it will come quietly out of your wallet where you won’t notice. Think about that when the Porsche zooms past you. The lone driver will be smiling.

That substantially decreases the numbers of people who can use the road (HOVs require two or more occupants per car), so the result is more congestion, less commerce and lower funds for road maintainance. How much will it cost each rider for the extra expenses if all that comes only from toll lane fares? $10? $250? Answer: Either it will be too much for

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Planning for the end of life I want to endorse the letter you printed ... from Ms. Rogers (“No one should be forced to keep living,” Dec. 31). It would be a great service to its citizens for Maryland to join the states that provide the means for sentient, suffering people — elderly or otherwise — to go through a careful process and be able to get medical help to end their lives peacefully with dignity. I am 91 years old and in good health, but want to plan for the end of my life.

A good friend, who was very ill, was able to move to one of the states that provides for this appropriate exit from a painful and hopeless life. Her family suggested memorial donations to the hospice where her end took place. Instead, I sent my check to the national organization, Death with Dignity, that works to expand the states where it can take place.

no understanding of another person’s suffering to judge the value of their last days in this incarnation. If done with the proper safeguards, we should be able to plan our own departure without someone else arbitrarily judging if the sanctity of one’s life has been violated. It is my choice, not yours, Mr. Schilling. So respect my values and I will do the same for yours. Arthur Slesinger, Darnestown

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We can decide the value of life on our own

Mr. Schilling’s early battle lines opposing assisted suicide in Maryland is replete with the standard shibboleth about “the sanctity of life.” I, for one, do not need society to tell me how to value my own life when it has come to the end of all meaningful interactions with friends and family. We can also discard his off-topic comparison to Hitler and euthanasia, as those people were not exactly given a choice in the debate. It is inhumane to allow a person who has

Dictionary definitions aren’t good images for ‘Pike District’ Renaming White Flint as the Pike District is a bad idea because residents will be called pikers. A piker is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as: 1: one who gambles with small amounts of money. 2: one who does things in a small way; also: tightwad, cheapskate. The Urban Dictionary defines piker as one who trades securities in a small time, even amateurish, fashion. In Australian and British slang, it means a slacker, loafer, or good for nothing.

‘Burden of proof’ legislation would improve special education

The General Assembly can advance civil rights for children with disabilities. It can correct an injustice by passing burden of proof legislation in special education due process cases. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, children with disabilities are entitled to a free, appropriate public education. To meet this obligation, school districts provide special education and related services in an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP process should be collaborative, involving the school district and parents. However, a new IEP goes into effect every year, even if parents disagree with it. Schools control all aspects of plans, services and placements, and they can change them at any time, without parental consent. If parents disagree, they have little recourse. They can initiate a due process legal proceeding in which they have the burden of proving their case by the weight or preponderance of the evidence. In these cases, parents are at a huge disadvantage. School districts have all of the power: knowledge of complex special education law, access

to staff attorneys and outside counsel. They employ the teachers, therapists and educational experts responsible for the IEP. They have full access to records, instructional materials and placement options. In stark contrast, parents have limited resources, limited knowledge of their options, and limited access to witnesses and information. Most cannot afford attorneys or experts needed to prove their case. They may be denied access to placements, instructional materials, lesson plans and other vital information. It is no surprise that parents lose more than 90 percent of these disputes. School systems have won cases despite putting on little or no evidence. By shifting the burden from parents to school districts, Maryland can balance the scales of injustice. Burden of proof for a school district is merely the requirement to demonstrate that the IEP it created provides a disabled child with the basic floor of opportunity, as the law requires. For parents, it would mean lifting the tremendous weight of trying to prove a negative against an entire school district.

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Shifting the burden is about fundamental fairness and leveling the playing field. It is about accountability and encouraging good faith collaboration with parents. The current situation is so lopsided that principals and school districts know they will lose only in egregious cases (involving parents who can afford an attorney). Low-income families suffer the most because parents don’t have resources to advocate for their children. During hearings last spring, lack of accountability was a recurring theme. Parents and advocates testified about enormous challenges they faced getting appropriate IEPs for their children and having schools implement them if they did. Maryland prides itself on being progressive, but falls short for children with disabilities. It is time to enact this basic civil rights legislation for our most vulnerable members of society. Jeanne Taylor, Silver Spring

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The county’s Office of Consumer Protection has resolved 16 of 19 complaints brought by Arora Hills residents in Clarksburg against Beazer Homes. “There are three still to go,” said office director Eric Friedman on Monday. Theofficeischargedwithinvestigating complaints from residents about a variety of problems, including residential building issues. Friedman said he hoped to have the final three cases resolved within a few weeks. One complaint involves alleged excessive noise from adjoining apartments. The county’s

Department of Permitting Services is looking into whether there were any violations in the building code, Friedman said. Another complaint has to do with the placement of a microwave installed in the wall beneath cabinets in the kitchen, and the third is about a request for reimbursement for mold remediation, Friedman said. Most of the 19 cases were filed after Arora Hills townhouse owner Elizabeth Kessler raised the issue of shoddy workmanship during a community meeting she hosted in Clarksburg last spring. Kessler sued Beazer Homes in June and voluntarily dismissed the case in August. No further information was available in the Circuit Court case file as of Monday.

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A former Germantown resident — who was once chief of cybersecurity for a federal agency — was sentenced to 25 years in prison for child pornography charges in Nebraska on Jan. 5. Timothy DeFoggi, 56, was convicted in August of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography. DeFoggi is a former acting director of cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. DeFoggi joined a child pornography website in March 2012


and stayed a member until December 2012, when the site was shut down by the FBI. Authorities say he used the site to access and solicit child pornography and communicated to other members that he was interested in the violent rape and murder of children. He even suggested meeting another member in person to fulfill a shared fantasy of raping and murdering children, according to the Department of Justice. DeFoggi was the sixth person to be convicted in connection with an ongoing federal investigation into three child pornogaphy websites that use Tor, an internet application that facilitates anonymous communication. Charles MacMillan, 29, a former Rockville resident, was sentenced to 12 years in prison in connection with the scheme on Nov. 7, according to the Department of Justice.


Monument requests 84 units under zoning



Under a current cap on population growth, developers in Montgomery Village must wait until a master plan is completed and new zoning approved before going forward with projects in the Gaithersburg area. However, there is enough capacity under the current cap to allow property owner Monument Realty of Washington, D.C., to develop a small section of the former Montgomery Village Golf Course that it acquired in 2013. Monument applied to the county last week to build 84 townhouses on a 17-acre site between Montgomery Village Avenue and Arrowhead Road. Part of the golf course tract, the horseshoe-shaped site surrounds Duffer Way in an area of existing townhouses, said Monument Development Manager Yovi Sever on Monday. Monument’s project is allowed by right under the current Town Sector zone that applies to the entire 2,435-acre planned Montgomery Village community, founded in 1965. “There is still a little room under the existing cap, and the project will go through the usual Planning Board process,” which will involve public hearings, said Rose Krasnow, deputy director of the county’s planning department. Krasnow, Sever, planners and residents attended a public workshop at Watkins Mill High School on Monday to discuss possible residential zones as part of Montgomery Village’s first-ever master plan process to guide future growth. Under the county’s recent zoning-code update, the Town Sector zone will be eliminated and more specific zoning

will be applied by the County Council to accompany the Montgomery Village master plan, due to the council in October. On Monday, the public had a chance to see preliminary zoning maps and talk to planners about zoning ideas for three types of housing — single-family, townhouse and apartment/condominium. The draft maps, which reflect the county’s current zoning categories, were developed using existing housing densities in Montgomery Village, said planner Nancy Sturgeon. Zoning, ultimately determined by the County Council, determines the allowed uses and density of development on properties, she said. The intent of the preliminary maps, which soon will be posted at, was to “give you a zone that matches what was built,” she said. The maps do not indicate existing small parks, however. On Jan. 28, planners will host another public workshop at Watkins Mill High School for commercial centers, including the Village Center, the Professional Center, the Cider Mill apartments near Lakeforest mall and retail areas near Goshen and Wightman roads. The workshops are public, and anyone interested in the master plan process may attend, planners said. The commercial workshop will be followed by another on Feb. 9 about possible zoning for the rest of the golf course and other open spaces in Montgomery Village. Resident Cary Cunningham suggested that Monument keep a low-impact version of the golf course for the community, but Sever said the community doesn’t want a golf course and that an 85-acre public park is planned instead.


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Four members of Congress have expressed concerns about experiments on infant monkeys taking place at a National Institutes of Health lab in Poolesville. In a letter to NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, dated Dec. 22, 2014, representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Sam Farr (D-Calif.) and Eliot Engel (DN.Y.) said constituents contacted them in response to media accounts of the tests, including a campaign by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The letter describes experiments at the Laboratory of Comparative Ethology by lead researcher Stephen Suomi as intending “to cause monkeys to suffer from mental illness by breeding them to carry certain genes, removing them from their mothers at birth and subjecting them to distressful and sometimes painful procedures that measure their anxiety and depression.” The letter calls for a bioethics consultation of the experiments by the NIH Department of Bioethics and a complete consultation report by Feb. 27, 2015. “NIH’s policy is to respond directly to Congress and NIH Director Dr. Collins will be responding to the letter dated December 22, 2014, in detail,” said Renate Myles, chief of the News Media Branch at NIH, in a Jan. 7 email to The Gazette. Farr has worked for animal rights for “decades,” according to Adam Russell, his press secretary, and heard about this issue from former Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), who was retiring.

“We have a moral responsibility to prevent any unnecessary harm to all animals used in scientific experiments but particularly animals as intelligent as primates,” Farr said through Russell, via email. “NIH has failed to adequately respond to the troubling questions about the psychological experiments performed on monkeys at their Poolesville facility. We asked for a full Bioethics Consultation to address these ethical concerns and for NIH to provide the scientific justification [of] these experiments.” Justin Goodman, director of the Laboratory Investigation Department at PETA, sees this as an example of animal cruelty that’s important to publicize because of its huge scale and because there is no evidence it led to any scientific knowledge. “We think that even people who are relatively conservative on the issue of animal experiments, once conducting a review, will find out this is unjustifiable ethically and scientifically,” Goodman said. PETAhasknownaboutthe experiments on infant monkeys at the Laboratory of Comparative Ethology for a while and in 2012, through a paper published by the lab, discovered there was video footage and photographs. PETA requested those records and received more than 500 hours of footage months later. It took the group many more months to watch the footage. PETA launched a public campaign in September 2014, with ads identifying the issue posted throughout the D.C. Metro system. On Monday, PETA launched another campaign in Bethesda, where NIH’s main campus is. “The problem is not trivial and it’s been going on for 30 years,” Goodman said.


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Many of the in-depth Ulysses research projects that seniors at Northwest High School did for the January Ulysses fair drew on experiences from their own lives. Senior Mariya Khan’s project, “Fact or Fiction? The Truth Behind Crime Scene Investigations,” arose out of her watching crime shows. She wrote about the CSI effect, which is about how inaccurately such investigations are depicted in the media and how it influences juries. Investigations take much longer than they do on television, said Khan, who presented a more accurate version of procedures in her project-related novel, “Violet Rage,” now for sale at “I love writing so much ... that I decided to write the book,” Mariya Khan said. Lauren Oxenford of Germantown did a report called “Why Are Girls So Mean? A Study of Teenage Drama,” in part due to being a victim of hurtful gossip.



Northwest High School student Tucker Sharpe explains his Ulysses research project about twins to peers and faculty during a fair on Thursday at the Germantown school. “I’ve been a victim recently, and I’ve seen it happen to other people,” Oxenford said. Oxenford surveyed students in all four grades at the high school to get a sense of what age is most prevalent. “It seems to start in late middle school when all the cliques are being formed,” she said. Gossip among girls is different than bullying, in which one person is trying to put another one down. Misinformation and miscommunication also lead to escalation, she said.

“They keep it rolling, and it gets bigger and bigger,” she said. “No one wanted to talk face to face ... and it never gets resolved.” “The project completely changed me,” Oxenford said. “I think [drama] is ridiculous, I refuse to do it. It totally opened my eyes,” she said. Athlete Eugene Dillon of Boyds did his project on “The Effects of Stretching on the Human Body.” Dillon said he goes against the grain and doesn’t do stretching exercises before a

football game or before playing golf. “It goes completely against the consensus [not to],” he said. Through his research, Dillon found studies that showed that stretching actually reduces muscle strength and that warming up muscles slowly and naturally is better. “I was surprised — I still had this illusion that stretching benefits you,” he said about his project. Senior Austin Widjaja dug into the stereotype that Asian parents push their children to succeed in his project, “AsianAmerican Academic Success.” Widjaja polled 65 Asian students at Northwest using Survey Monkey and concluded that students growing up with the traditional culture of their parents while living in the U.S. didn’t do as well as the next generation, which is more acclimated to American life. Widjaja said he learned more doing his project than he does in some of his classes, which focus more on memorization. “[Doing these Ulysses projects] really opens your eyes,” he said. “You can do much more if you’re not limited [by the regular curriculum],” he said. Senior Tucker Sharpe of Darnestown wanted to know

more about the world of his younger brothers, Cooper and Clement, 11, who are identical twins. They have a special bond, but they also have different personalities and face different problems growing up, Sharpe said. He concluded after his study that it’s better to encourage distinctions so that each twin develops as an individual, something that his family also believes. “They should be identified as individuals rather than twins,” he said. Jasmine Kim was intrigued by a YouTube posting that said South Korean students study 14 hours a day in order to get into a top college. She learned through her project that in addition to regular school, some students enroll in a hagwon, a private service that provides supplemental education for a fee. “It can cost $1,000 a month in tuition,” she said. Kim, who speaks and writes Korean, said the hardest part of her project was translating the interviews she did with 13 South Korean students using Skype but that it was worth it. “I had fun doing it,” she said.


Continued from Page A-1 Borenzweig said. So far this year, senior projects have run the gamut from Kiersten Helmey’s “The Effects of Texting on Teen Communication” to M. Ummer Qureshi’s “The Human Microbiome” about beneficial microbes that live in our bodies. Other examples include Lauren Oxenford’s “Why Are Girls So Mean? A Study of Teenage Drama,” Jennifer Moy’s “Netflix’s Effect on the Shift of Television to the Internet” and Manav Parikh’s “Sleep Apnea: The Dream Killer.” A group of 49 seniors presented their projects during the Ulysses Fair in the Northwest auditorium on Jan. 7 and 8. Another 50 will present their projects in late April. Unique to Northwest, the Ulysses program is one of 11 “signature” programs, each different, that are offered at 11 participating Montgomery County high schools. The Ulysses program serves mostly honors and Advanced Placement students, but also accepts other students, said Borenzweig, who will be accepting online applications from eighth graders at Roberto Clemente and Kingsview middle schools in Germantown and Lakelands Park Middle School in Gaithersburg through Feb. 17. For more information, visit Ulysses. In grades 9 and 10, Ulysses students take English, history and science classes together that emphasize research skills. They take a semester-long Advanced Research class during junior year, followed by a project during senior year. Amdiel Clement of Boyds, who graduated from Northwest last year, paid a visit to the fair Thursday. Now at Dartmouth College, he said the Ulysses program taught him to manage his time well, which has made the college workload easier to manage that it otherwise would have been. “The program sets you up to succeed,” he said. It also stands out on a college application because of its uniqueness and the depth of the senior projects. “It’s a local, home-grown program,” which distinguishes from more standardized programs such as an International Baccalaureate program, Borenzweig said. One recent student, for example, parlayed her love of cupcakes into an impressive real-world project. “She got a paid internship at Georgetown Cupcake [in Washington, D.C.], surveyed Northwest about what cupcakes they liked and baked them, and also developed a business plan,” Borenzweig said. Students first review existing information on the topic, including reading scholarly papers online, and then devise ways to conduct their own research, which can include surveying fellow students and even interviewing students overseas via Skype. Depending on the project, students generate PowerPoint presentations, posters, charts, videos, photos and handouts, as well as a binder for Borenzweig that documents their efforts. In addition, students must present their projects in a challenging 15-minute talk to students and a panel of teachers. “It’s like a mini-master’s program. ... It’s a humongous step into getting into college and the professional world,” said trained microbiologist Aamena Khan, of Germantown who has two daughters in the program. Participating students also answer questions from fellow classmates during the two fairs in January and April. “I wanted to support them and see what they worked so hard for,” said senior AaronDavid Beidleman, who stopped by to check out the projects on Thursday. A football player at Northwest, Beidleman said he learned a great deal about concussions from a Ulysses project last year. The projects are not only interesting but also useful in his everyday life, he said. “You learn things from them ... about the little things you think about when you’re doing something,” he said.

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F.E.A.R. itself

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Band excited to bring music from new album to Fillmore



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After eight studio albums and 15 years since their debut “Infest,” hard rockers Papa Roach are out to prove fear can’t hold them back with their new album and a national tour, coming to The Fillmore Wednesday. Papa Roach consists of vocalist Jacoby Shaddix and guitarist Jerry Horton, who have both been with the band since 1993 when Shaddix formed the group with some high school friends, as well as bassist Tobin Esperance and drummer Tony Palermo. The group hopes their latest release, named “F.E.A.R.” which comes out Jan. 27, inspires their fans to not let their worries keep them back, but instead to “Face Everything And Rise.” “Everyone has fears, and a lot of people let their fears cripple them in a way where they’re afraid to do what they want to do,” said Jerry Horton, Papa Roach’s guitarist. “A lot of times, if you can take that step getting past that fear, it’s going to be to your benefit, and that’s really what this record boils down to.” This album marks a return to the numetal scene Papa Roach first came up in while incorporating some electronic elements and creating a heavier sound. The result is an album familiar to fans but with new elements to keep the music fresh. “The sound is very in-your-face,” Horton said, “and I guess in true Papa Roach fashion it’s a very diverse record as far as styles and sound.” Taking their music in new directions between albums is important to the members of Papa Roach, allowing them to reach new listeners and keep songwriting and recording interesting, rather than becoming burnt out from playing one style for decades. “There are very few bands out there that can do the same thing over and over again and get away with it,” Horton said. “We admire bands that have been around for a


Papa Roach, consisting of (from L to R) Jerry Horton on guitar, Tony Palermo on drums, Jacoby Shaddix on vocals and Tobin Esperance on bass, will come to The Fillmore Wednesday. long time and have also evolved their sound over the years. They’re making themselves happy, and when a band does that they tend to come off as more genuine.” Co-headlining is Seether, a hard rock band from South Africa that saw mainstream U.S. success around the same time as Papa Roach. The groups have performed

with each other in the past, and their similar sounds as well as a familiar relationship make the two groups a good match. “We’ve never really just toured with Seether,” said Horton. “We get along great with those guys and we love what they do.

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For the past two decades, Dogfish Head craft beers have steadily moved from the Rehoboth Beach area in Delaware to across the Mid-Atlantic. With the success of brews comes the next natural step — brew pubs and ale houses. One of the brew pubs can be found in Rehoboth Beach, while “Bunyan’s Lunchbox” can be found at the brewery located in Milton, Del. There are three ale houses — one in Gaithersburg, the other two in Falls Church, Va., and Fairfax, Va. While the menus are pretty much set, each has a chalkboard showing the different Dogfish Head beers that are available. In Gaithersburg, ale house patrons are greeted by a large staircase, which leads to more dining spaces upstairs. Downstairs has tables, but it’s more bar-adjacent. The jumbo soft pretzel ($8) was on the “specials” menu, but it really should have a permanent place on the everyday menu. At just around eight inches across, it was a gracious plenty for three people. The queso dip was thick with just the right amount of heat. The cream of crab soup, which is one of the very first items on the menu, had a hint of sherry and was seasoned with just enough Old Bay. There were a lot of cooked onions at the bottom of the cup that didn’t need



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DINING REVIEW BY WILL C. FRANKLIN to be there, but overall the soup was quite good. Sadly, it all kind of went downhill from there. The Alehouse Mac & Cheese ($14, $17 with chicken, $18 with steak), which came highly recommended by our server, was indeed tasty, with little bits of Gouda and applewood smoked bacon mixed in. The addition of summer squash, zucchini, roasted red peppers, and sundried tomatoes lent a nice surprise. However, the blackened chicken added to my dish was bone dry. Not even eating it with a bite of the mac & cheese could salvage it. On top of that, when you get down to it, you’re paying $14 for mac & cheese. Even though it was good, it’s still $14. If you wanted to add steak, it came out to $18. At that price,

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IN THE ARTS For a free listing, please submit complete information to wfranklin@ at least 10 days in advance of desired publication date. High-resolution color images (500KB minimum) in jpg format should be submitted when available. DANCES Social Ballroom Dance; 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181, hol-

Scottish Country Dancing, 8 to 10 p.m. Mondays, steps and formations taught. No experience, partner necessary, T-39 Building on NIH campus, Wisconsin Avenue and South Drive, Bethesda, 240-505-0339.

Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: Thursdays, 8:15

p.m. beginner lesson, 9 to 11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, Contra, Jan. 23, Ann Fallon calls to AP & Banty Roosters with Andy Porter on fiddle, Mark Lynch on mandolin and tenor banjo, Joe Langley on guitar and Artie Abrams on bass and fiddle,, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7:30 p.m., $10, English Country, Jan. 21, Melissa Running caller, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), Swing and Lindy, Feb. 14, Red Dress Ball with the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra, $18, $12, 17 and younger. Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, Waltz, Feb. 1, Trio Con Brio with Paul Oorts (mandolin), Elke Baker (violin), Jonathan Jensen (piano);

MUSIC Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Cameo, Jan. 16; Redmond, Langosch & Cooley, Jan. 17; The Soul Serenaders plus Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors, Jan. 18; call for prices, times, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, bethesdabluesjazz. com. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Victoria Vox and Unified Jazz Ensemble, Jan. 24; 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-528-2260, Fillmore Silver Spring, Seether and Papa Roach, Jan. 14; Superflydisco, Jan. 16; A$AP Ferg & YG, Jan. 18; Marilyn Manson, Jan. 21, Visto, Jan. 23; An Evening with Several Species, Jan. 24; School of Rock, Jan. 25; Motion City Soundtrack, Jan. 26; Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish, Jan. 28; Black Alley, Jan. 30; Shy Glizzy, Jan. 31; 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Strathmore, AIR: Invoke, Jan. 14; Gil

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Shaham, Jan. 16; BSO: Bruckner Symphony No. 8, Jan. 17; Step Afrika! Step Xplosion, Jan. 18; MLK Tribute, Jan. 19; Jennifer Koh, violin, Jan. 22; BSO: An Evening with Jason Alexander, Jan. 22; call for venue, times. Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-581-5100,

ON STAGE Arts Barn, “The 39 Steps,” through Jan. 25, Sandy Spring Theatre Group, $20, $12 for 14 and under, 311 Kent Square Road, 301-258-6394 Adventure Theatre-MTC, “Petite Rouge A Cajun Red Riding Hood,” Jan. 30 through March 8, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, adventuretheatre-mtc. org. Imagination Stage, “Wiley and the Hairy Man,” Feb. 11 through March 15, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, Highwood Theatre, “Other Desert Cities,” Feb. 6 through Feb. 15, 914 Silver Spring Ave.,, 301587-0697. Olney Theatre Center, “Godspell,” Feb. 4 through March 1, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301924-3400, The Puppet Co., “Circus!,” Jan. 16 through Feb. 15; Tiny Tots @ 10, select Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, call for shows and show times, Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park’s North Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $5, 301634-5380, Rockville Musical Theatre, Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, 240-314-8690, Round House Theatre, “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” Jan. 28 through Feb. 22, call for show times, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Tickets range in price from $10 to $45 and seating is reserved. 240-644-1100, Lumina Studio Theatre, Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301-588-8277,; Silver Spring Stage, “Orson’s Shadow,” through Jan. 31, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, see Web site for show times, Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring,, 240230-7372.

VISUAL ART Adah Rose Gallery, “Your Memories, Your Sentiments, Your Wishes, Your Secrets,” Jim Condron and Kristen Liu, Jan. 15 through Feb. 28, 3766 Howard Ave., Kens-

ington, 301-922-0162, Glenview Mansion, F/1.4 Photography Group exhibit, “Richly Black and White,” featuring Jaree Donnelly, Craig Higgins, Timothy Lynch, and Marge Wasson. Rockville Civic Center Park, 503 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Marin-Price Galleries, March Avery, through Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., 301-718-0622, Montgomery Art Association, Terry Pellmar, through Feb. 1, Westfield Wheaton Mall, 11160 Viers Mill Road, Wheaton, VisArts, Steve Pearson: Manipular, through Jan. 18; Happy NOT Sappy, through Jan. 18; William Peirce, through Jan. 18; Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, 301-315-8200, visartsatrockville. org. Washington Printmakers Gallery, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, second floor, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Kentlands Mansion, Artwork of the Gaithersburg Camera Club, through Jan. 23, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, 301258-6425. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, 301-258-6394 “White,” a juried gallery exhibition in both of Washington ArtWorks’ formal galleries. Photography, painting, mixed media and more will be displayed for this exhibition, which runs through Jan. 31. Washington ArtWorks, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. 301-654-1998; “From Beyond the Arc,” through Jan. 28. Artwork created by the Upper and Middle school students of the Helene Berman Seidenfeld Visual Art Center at the Berman Hebrew Academy. The artists will present and talk about their artwork during the reception at 2:30 pm. Goldman Art Gallery, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. paltman@, 301-348-3770, Open when JCCGW is open; free admission.

ET CETERA sfz Salon Series: Shostakovich Project II: Piano, Jan. 17, featuring award-winning

pianist Jessica Osborne performing works by Shostakovich and Prokofiev. $25/$12 18 & under. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road. 301-258-6394

Children’s Movie Sing-Along and Royal Tea, Jan. 24, sing your favorite animated

movie tunes followed by a Royal Tea at Kentlands Mansion, where princesses, knights and other heroes can snack in style. $8 (Sing-Along only) / $20 (Sing-Along + Tea), Arts Barn & Kentlands Mansion, 311 and 320 Kent Square Road. 301-258-6394 The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, 301-654-8664,

Continued from Page A-11 We’re just excited on a friend level to be out with them, and I think it’s going to make for a great show.” While neither of the two bands have any particularly deep connections with the surrounding area, Horton says Papa Roach has always had great shows here thanks to the solid core fan base for the group. While it’s been awhile since they’ve appeared locally, he thinks that will only result in a better performance overall. While the band is eager to introduce their fans to “F.E.A.R.,” their set list will contain old hits as well as favorites of both the fans and the band members over the years, giving longtime followers and new audience members alike a taste of everything the band has been about in the 15 years since “Infest” came out. “It reminds people that we’ve had this pretty long-spanning career,” he said. “When we play some of the older hits at festivals, we see people’s faces like they’re saying to themselves, ‘Oh that’s their song’ or ‘I remember that,’ and it’s cool to get that reaction.” The members of Papa Roach still


Continued from Page A-11 you can just order a steak. The crab cake ($16 for one, $22 for two) came with fries, wood-grilled asparagus and a small ramekin of remoulade. The crab cake was filled with fresh lump crab meat and was seasoned well. The fries, however, were greasy and a bit overcooked. The asparagus had a burnt taste and smell, which was very unappetizing, while the remoulade had very little taste at all. My friend order the Mahi Mahi tacos with spinach instead of beans and rice. She received spinach on top of rice. The manager was extremely pleasant about the incident (in fact, everyone at the restaurant was incredibly nice and helpful for the most part) and, about five minutes later, brought her the dish back without the rice. The tacos were flavorful, although a bit on the spicy side. The sour cream helped to cut some of the spice, but the pico de gallo tasted flat and fresh out of a can. I did have one major issue outside of the food — I asked for extra queso

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have many places around the world they haven’t yet been able to go, and they hope to one day headline an arena tour — a goal Horton things they’re on the right track for with their new album. At the end of the day, however, the group has accomplished a lot between their eight albums, and there’s no plan to stop any time soon. “We have accomplished way more than we ever imagined, and we’re definitely fortunate to still be around, given that a lot of bands we came up with aren’t around anymore,” he said. “We’ve never really been a band to be content. We’re delighted with the things we’ve been able to do, but we’re always working toward something.”

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to go along with our pretzel. Not a problem, I was told. What I wasn’t told was that the extra queso cost $3. Had I known it was going to be an extra charge for it, I probably wouldn’t have ordered it. The server should have said there would be a charge. The food at the Dogfish Head Alehouse is simply OK and, honestly, not worth the cost. Until some of these issues are addressed, I don’t think I could recommended dining there, even though the pretzels are really good.



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Posted online by 8 a.m. the following day. WRESTLING: Grapple at the ’Brook, Friday, Saturday. One of the top wrestling tournaments in the county every year. Action begins at 4 p.m. Friday at Springbrook. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Paint Branch at Whitman, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Two unbeatens meet. TRACK: Montgomery County championships, Tuesday at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex.

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Extra pounds allows for better wrestling When I wrestled in high school, I heard the horror stories. “You won’t be able to eat.” “You will have to sweat to death.” “Cutting weight is going to stink.” Fortunately for me — I started at 215 pounds my junior and senior years — cutting weight was never a major issue. Yes, prior to the 200304 season I had to get down from 240 pounds after KENT ZAKOUR football season ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR to scratch weight in less than three weeks, but all it took was a little bit more conditioning and eating right (shedding pounds now might be a little tougher). Once I got down, I was fortunate and lucky enough to be able to eat regularly. But I watched in amazement as some of my teammates — my good friend and practice partner comes to mind — struggle every day throughout the season. David Reich was our starting 189 pounder and on match day, he would weigh-in in the morning routinely five pounds overweight. Meals would consist of a bagel and a bit of water. Sometimes he would wear multiple layers of sweats to school and workout during free periods. At times it entertained us to watch him suffer, but we all supported him and David accepted it as part of being a wrestler. Once the winter break started and a new year hit, David always appeared to be much more relaxed and performed better. I didn’t pay much attention to it then, but I’ve come to realize that was probably due to the fact he wasn’t cutting as much weight. Every year, Dec. 25 has special significance for Maryland high school wrestlers. They don’t just receive Christmas presents: they get a two-pound growth allowance (the start date varies from state to state). That means a wrestler in the 170-pound weight class must compete at scratch weight for the first 20 days of the season. For the final two-plus months, they can weigh up to 172 pounds. “Sucking weight the whole season can be really draining,” Magruder coach A.J. Tao said. “Getting those extra pounds — two pounds may not sound like a lot but it is when guys reach the level where they don’t have much more fat to burn — I guarantee all the wrestlers across the county love it.” “We don’t have guys cutting a lot of weight, but kids are actually growing,” Parkdale coach Adam Forschner added. “The two pounds may be the difference in a guy eating a bigger meal the night before a match.” The extra pounds allow for advantages for both the team and individual grappler. “It gives us less worry about making weight and more concentration on actual wrestling,” Damascus coach John Furgeson said. “I think the kids get a little extra boost in energy. It adds a little bit of more flavor to your lineup and an ability to bump guys around.” Added Quince Orchard coach Rob Wolf: “For some guys that are close, they have a little more flexibility. Other guys may be able to drop or go up a weight class.” It also can be a mental benefit. “I see it as more of a training and conditioning issue,” Northwest coach Joe Vukovich said. “The workout regimen is hardcore [to make scratch weight] and wrestlers are the most disciplined athletes on earth. … But I think the two pounds does a lot for confidence mentally. You aren’t stepping off the gas pedal, but the wrestlers get a little bit of a reprieve.”


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There was a time not long ago when it was the Northwest High School girls — and not the recently more successful boys — who were at the forefront of most conversations regarding Maryland high school track. The 2011 state champions won three consecutive Montgomery County championships from 201113 and finished second at the state meet in 2010 and 2012 by a mere few points. While the current Jaguars certainly don’t want to escape the program’s history of success, it will be hard for any single Montgomery County team to live up to that Northwest generation, when some of the county’s greatest athletes were setting records left and right. The Jaguars still hold county meet records in five events, including all three relays. “The thing is, the girls had a history because they had three exceptional athletes here at the same time,” Northwest coach Robert Youngblood said. “There was no way to lose with that and that is extremely hard to replace, at any school.” But the Jaguars said they aren’t looking to cling to the past and they don’t have to. While it might not have the same flash of years past, Northwest has the potential to truly contend in the championship season. And the Jaguars will do it with deceptive strength. Unlike their male counterparts, the Northwest girls don’t necessarily have the type of athletes who are going to win a ton of events, but they are propelled by a level of diversity across the board that most teams can only strive for. Additionally, the majority


Northwest High School’s Leondra Correia competes in the long jump during Saturday’s Montgomery Invitational Indoor Track Championships at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover. of their top athletes are versatile individually, which gives Youngblood flexibility with his lineups. “These past years our team has always been good but lately the at-

tention has been on the boys and it’s well deserved, but I think we are the darkhorse this year,” said Division I recruit Gaby Go. “What people don’t know is how much depth we have.

Expectations haven’t changed during rough patch for The Mill A transfer, injuries and absences have hurt Wolverines this winter




Seated at his desk, two floors under the court the Watkins Mill High School boys basketball team had just dropped its sixth straight game — a 57-34 loss to Wheaton last week — eighth-year Wolverines coach Jay Tringone remained positive. For Tringone, expectations, he said, are not weighed by wins and losses, but rather by players’ effort and their willingness to apply the principles taught in practice. Thursday night, despite the unfavorable outcome, Tringone smiled, happy with the hustle his team had shown against a bigger and more experienced lineup. At 2-7, this is not where Tringone — or anyone around the program — would have expected to be. Still, undermanned, undersized and, at times, overwhelmed, Watkins Mill has put up a fight. Rewind six months to the St. Andrew’s Summer League and the Wolverines seemed poised to improve upon their 8-13 record from a season before. Watkins Mill was set to return 6-foot-6 forward Rob Montgomery and 6-foot slasher Obi Patrick, a pair of seniors who had combined for nearly 27 points per game as juniors. “Over the summer, we looked really good,” senior guard Joshua Cray said. “We had guys in here every morning at 9 o’clock doing workouts

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We always hear about superstars like [Diego Zarate] or Jalen [Walker] but what we have is depth in every event, we can score in every event. A lot of teams are mostly sprinters, or mostly distance.” Such a team structure, where every person has an important role to play, has cultivated a uniquely cohesive atmosphere, Go said. In order for Northwest to have postseason success, every girl competing will literally have to perform to the best of her ability. And the entire squad has put in the work and is committed to doing just that, said junior jumper/ hurdler Leondra Correia, who has rebounded remarkably from a tear in her gluteus maximus a year ago. Watching eagerly from the sidelines motivated her to get back and help her team, she added. Northwest athletes are peppering the state’s top 20 leaderboard and several are already in the top 10 of their events. Correia is currently the state’s third-ranked long jumper, 10th-ranked 55-meter hurdler and is No. 12 in the high jump, according to MileSplit. A much-improved Stephanie Bateky is fifth in the state in the high jump and No. 16 in the triple jump. Go is ninth in the 800 meters but can run just about any distance, senior Dana Eckerstrom anchors Northwest’s sprint corps but also has the endurance to run longer events and Sofia Zarate and Leanna Choo are among the county’s top distance runners. Kat Lake has been integral to all of the Jaguars’ relays. “I think we have a good chance of doing well [this postseason], a lot of our talent has gotten a lot better,” Eckerstrom said. “Our team has good talent in every event, maybe not first place but we are deep and don’t have to focus on one event. It’s not focusing on one person, everyone has to pull our own weight and collectively I think we can do it.”

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with the [junior varsity] coach.” But as the school year drew close, Tringone and company got some unfortunate news: Montgomery, by far the biggest body on a relatively small team, was transferring to Takoma Academy. Amara Clemens, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, went down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and Patrick, the team’s leading scorer at 16.6 points per game, has been unavailable the past two games for personal reasons. “Right now, we are trying to find an identity and it’s tough to find an identity with some of the injuries and things we have going on,”

From a win-loss perspective, it has been a rough season for the Gaithersburg High School wrestling team. Injuries and illnesses to start the season have kept the Trojans from fielding a consistent lineup from match-to-match, and the resulting 2-6 record has fallen short of what coach Eric Britton said he was expecting prior to the start of the season. With Springbrook’s Grapple at the ’Brook tournament set for this weekend and a match against Northwest (7-1) looming on Jan. 21, things don’t look to get easier for Britton’s team. “My goal is always to try and get to a winning record, and we’re certainly going to strive for that as the year keeps going,” Britton said. “I knew I was going to have a few holes [in the lineup], I just thought that we would be better. But a couple of our wrestlers have done well.” Senior leaders such as Fabio Tamakloe and Chris Moorman — two of the most successful wrestlers in the county — have set an example for their younger teammates. Moorman (195 pounds), a sixth-place fin-




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Joe Allen announced his resignation as Churchill High School’s football coach last week.


Continued from Page B-1 isher at the 2014 4A/3A West Region tournament, earned third place at Magruder’s Mad Mats tournament in and will probably be a contender in the postseason. Tamakloe (182) was a first-place medalist at Mad Mats, going 4-0 during the two-day event.

Another county football coaching position became vacant after Joe Allen submitted his letter of resignation to Churchill High School on January 7. Allen said he stepped down from the position after the Montgomery County Public Schools denied his son, a freshman quarterback at Sherwood, acceptance to attend the Potomac school because they live in Olney. He said he wants to work closer to his family. “It was tough,” Allen said of his decision to resign. “It was very

“[Not having team success] does make it kind of tough,” Tamakloe said. “But you know, you want to come out for your team and do whatever you can. So whatever the team needs — six points or five points — you want to try your best to try to get them the points.” Often times, Gaithersburg has fielded young wrestlers without a long history in the sport. Even Tamakloe didn’t


Continued from Page B-1 Tringone said. “The guys have been in great spirits though. Obviously, we’re sitting on a tough losing streak right now, but I’m proud of how they’ve been working.” In their current situation, the Wolverines have been finding positives in their defeats to fuel and motivate a team that Tringone said has the pieces and potential to get back on the winning side. And for Watkins Mill, the building block that could save their season is its defense. “I think that, regardless of what level of basketball you’re playing at, if you can teach kids how to play man-to-man — learn those man-toman principles — that is what will propel your program or your team to the next level,” Tringone said. “If you learn those man-to-man principles, you can play any type of defense.” Led by senior guard Joshua Cray, a player Tringone called a “shutdown” defensive player, the Wolver-

wrestle until his sophomore year when a female friend who was trying out for the team convinced him to go along with her. He immediately took to the sport, he said, in large part because of the veterans that took him under their wings and showed him the way. Now he’s giving back in the same way. Tamakloe was in the midst

ines offseason work has kept them competitive when shorthanded. Tringone said he planned to play a lot more man-to-man defense coming into the season, but has had to revert to a healthy dose of zone. Still, even in their 23-point loss against Wheaton, there were flashes of defensive brilliance. In the first and fourth quarter combined, Watkins Mill held the Knights to a combined 9-of-33 (27 percent) shooting with a stout 2-3 zone. Guards Jalen Jackson and Dharik Shamsudeen provided quick lateral movement and active hands at the top of the zone, while forwards Emmanuel Ogbewe and Markel Grant anchored down an athletic backline. When the Wolverines went to a press late, they forced two turnovers and a timeout in four possessions, “I’ve been seeing the progression,” Ogbewe said. “We’ve been getting better.” It’s been offensive execution that’s plagued the Wolverines. Failure to initiate sets and subsequent

the kids. I know it was a really hard decision for him because he was balancing the loyalty he had to the program with trying to spend a little bit more time with his family ... “We would’ve loved to have coach back. We wanted him to stay here and he had to make a decision on his own for his family. ... We wanted to keep him, and I told him, ‘Any help we can give you going forward, just let us know.” Allen said he plans to make the decision on his next move in the weeks to come, and said his options include not coaching at all. Allen said he has already applied for coaching positions at two other schools, although he wouldn’t say where. Blake, Kennedy, Northwood, and Springbrook all have coaching vacancies and Allen wouldn’t rule out joining his son at Sherwood, which is coached by

of a strong season last winter, but just before the county championship tournament he suffered a blood cot in his left leg which spread to his lower abdomen and ended his season. If not for the injury, Tamakloe said he probably would have done well. “I think he would’ve made regions,” Britton added. “He put in some time in the

offseason,” Britton said. “He goes to open tournaments. He goes to some mat clubs. That’s how hes progressed.” Once Gaithersburg gets the right combination of wrestlers who love the sport and put in the extra work to get better, the Trojans will become a better team, Tamakloe said. “[Wrestling is] very individual because the better you do as an individual, the better the

team does. So it all relies on you before the team comes,” Tamakloe said. “And since Chris Moorman and I are two of the better wrestlers on the team ... whatever we know that can help them when we [graduate], we try to teach them now so that they might use it. And they can be useful for it.”

turnovers have allowed teams to avoid Watkins Mill’s improved defense by scoring in transition. “What’s hurting us defensively right now, is our offense,” Tringone said. “If you really took away their transition baskets — how did we do five-on-five — we probably played pretty well five-on-five.” The offensive comfort will come with time as part of the process of establishing the identity Watkins Mill is currently searching for. But despite the hand they’ve been dealt, Watkins Mill’s expectations will not change. “We’re still players ourselves,” Ogbewe said. “We just have to step it up.” “We come in the next day and we get better,” the Wolverines coach said. “Whoever is on the roster, whoever is in the gym, whoever is suiting up for our squad, we come in tomorrow and we get better. And that’s the expectation.”


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emotional. It came as a surprise [to Churchill]. ... I spent six long, hard years there. And I gave a lot of myself to the Churchill community as a whole. It’s very emotional when you come to the realization that this is your last time walking into this particular room, with this particular title, addressing these kids.” In his six seasons as the Bulldogs’ coach, Allen went 36-27 including back-to-back Class 4A South Division titles in 2011 (102) and 2012 (7-4). Last season, Churchill bounced back from a 1-9 record in 2013 (Allen’s only losing season) to go 6-4 and barely miss the postseason. “We’re going to miss coach,” Churchill Athletic Director Scott Rivinius said. “He did a very good job his six years here. Pretty strong record. Did a great job with the group we had here and really cared about

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BASKETBALL HOW THEY RANK The Gazette sports staff ranks the top 10 high school basketball teams in Montgomery County.

Boys Rank School


Damascus High School’s MaryKate Staines defends Seneca Valley’s Alanah Roy during Friday’s game.

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After the Damascus High School girls basketball team dropped its season opener to Oakdale, the players went to the locker room for the postgame pep talk. It was the first varsity game for many of them; the Swarmin’ Hornets have a mostly new roster and bear little resemblance to the squad that reached the 2014 Class 3A title game. And so, following the Dec. 6 loss, coach Steve Pisarski asked the players to raise their hands if they’d ever before played as many varsity minutes as they did that game. Not one hand went up, and the Swarmin’ Hornets realized then just how inexperienced they were. “It was kind of funny,” senior MaryKate Staines said. “... We’re all looking around kind of laughing.” Damascus has five new starters, and only a few play-

ers with any varsity experience. This team doesn’t have a dominant center such as Kelli Prange, the 2014 All-Gazette Player of the Year who’s now at George Washington. It doesn’t even have a player listed above 5-foot-9. But that hasn’t stopped it from once again establishing itself as one of the top teams in Montgomery County. The Swarmin’ Hornets are 8-2 through Monday and have won eight of their past nine games. They’ve scrapped their way to a 6-0 county record, with victories against Clarksburg, Watkins Mill and Poolesville. “We’ve gladly accepted the challenge to rise up to the reputation [last year’s seniors] left for us,” Staines said. “... We’re really confident that we can build on our skills. By being a young and fresh team we’re excited to get our floor skills together.” Sophomore forward Tiana Stewart has led the Hornets, averaging 12.0 points and 6.9 rebounds while anchoring the defense. At just 5-8, she’s tasked with defending the opposition’s biggest player and helping the undersized frontcourt grab rebounds.

“We all have to chip in on that part. We have to remember we have to go in and box out, the little things,” Stewart said. In the Jan. 8 game against Poolesville, Stewart held her own against 6-2 freshman center Erin Green and helped lead Damascus to a 41-35 overtime victory. Staines, a 5-6 guard, had a lockdown defensive performance while sophomore Kalyn Sefcik notched a team-high 20 points. “It’s been a pretty good team effort. We don’t have much size but we have some kids that are willing to scrap a little bit,” Pisarski said. Damascus stands atop the 3A/2A standings and ranks seventh in The Gazette’s top 10, but there’s still plenty more, such as a region title, that this team is looking to accomplish, Stewart said. “Even coming from fall league and even the Oakdale game into now, we’re so much better,” Stewart said. “We want it and we’re working for it. We know we don’t have Kelli and everybody else so we’re working hard. I think we’ll be there.”

Club turns disabilities into abilities Cheetahs use sports to help teach Bethesda-area youth life lessons



Ice skating — essentially attempting to run on a tremendously slick surface while wearing blades less than 2/10 of an inch thick — is a difficult task for even the most athletic, able-bodied people. Throw in simultaneously controlling a long hockey stick, intricate puckwork and grasping the overall concept of the sport, and ice hockey can be quite a complicated game to execute. For two hours early Saturday mornings September through May at the Cabin John Ice Rink, a group of nearly 100 children, who hear way too often about all the things they can’t do, become competitive ice hockey players. The Montgomery Cheetahs Ice Hockey Club is a non-profit organization that falls under the umbrella of the American Special Hockey Association and is geared toward helping teach children with developmental disabilities life lessons through sport. What originally started in 2006 as a Bar Mitzvah service project for brothers Jake and Corey Berk has grown to comprise nearly 100 athletes and even more volunteer mentors, many of whom are high school ice hockey players within Montgomery County. The ASHA was created in 2000 to give people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn and grow by playing hockey and now has more than 50 programs spread through 30-plus cities nationwide, according to the organization’s website. The Cheetahs are divided into three ability-based groups and travel the country to compete — they’re headed to Canada this spring. “Although we are a hockey


Sean Twombly, of Potomac, works with Donovan Neagle, 9, of Rockville, at Saturday’s Montgomery Cheetahs practice at Cabin John Ice Rink.

program per se, it is therapy first, hockey second,” Cheetahs coach and ASHA Executive Director David Lucia said. “We can make the rink a classroom for them. Sharing and passing, we correlate those two. Some kids with autism have difficulty sharing things so it’s the same thing when you’re passing the puck, you’re sharing and being a teammate. “The interesting thing is, with school, they have to go to school. Hockey is a choice. They are attracted to playing the game and want to get better and want to do well so they’re willing to show up and play games and these drills. In order to play, they have to learn life lessons.” Many studies have revealed the benefits of sport for people with developmental disabilities and they range from mere physical activity to important social skills. Lucia, who said many of his drills stress the difference between competition and cooperation among friends, added that it’s important to incorporate visual cues with his directions.

Ice hockey in particular comes with its own advantages, said Lucia, who played four years of hockey at Notre Dame and first became involved with the Cheetahs and ASHA to help his now 17-year-old son David. Ice hockey is fluid, there are very few interruptions of the action. In addition, all the equipment and padding, the helmet and masks, helps lift the social barrier that can hold back many children with developmental disabilities, Lucia, of Bethesda, and Cheetahs team manager Sean Twombly, of Potomac, agreed. Twombly’s now 12-year-old son, Benjamin, has been with the Cheetahs since he was 5. “Putting on the hockey equipment changes the entire equation,” Twombly said. “They’re wearing a mask so it’s almost like they can be someone else.” While the benefits of Saturday morning sessions can have an immediate impact just for the day, they also, over time, translate into the athletes’ everyday lives. Athletes learn to behave in the classroom like they do on the ice, Twombly said, whether it’s reading teachers’ visual cues or waiting one’s turn to speak. And the confidence gained through achieving tasks on the ice is invaluable, Lucia and Twombly said. Many Cheetahs have pursued college educations; several have found their way onto high school and college teams and made an impact. “Confidenceformanyofthese kidsissorelylackinginalotofways so when you have a skater come out and they don’t know how to skate and spend a couple weeks trying to stand up and a couple of weeks learning how to move and then they’re chasing after a puck. ...[Many] have used the game as a vehicle. ‘If I can do this, whi can’t I try this?’” Twombly said.

Girls Record Points

1. St. Andrew’s 12-0 2. Montrose 11-2 3. Bullis 9--4 4. Richard Montgomery 11-0 5. Springbrook 8-1 6. Quince Orchard 9-1 7. Magruder 6-4 8. Georgetown Prep 10-6 9. Kennedy 7-3 10.Takoma 11-5

59 55 46 42 38 29 18 18 15 9

Rank School

Record Points

1. Whitman 3. Paint Branch 4. Walter Johnson 2. Good Counsel 6. Wootton 5. Holy Child 9. Damascus 7. Churchill 8. Sherwood 10. Quince Orchard

8-0 10-0 8-1 10-5 7-3 9-2 8-2 6-3 6-3 7-3

60 54 45 42 34 33 25 19 12 5

Also receiving votes: Jewish Day, 1.

Also receiving votes: Gaithersburg, 1.



n Magruder at Quince Orchard, 7 p.m. Friday: Joe Hugley and the Colonels look to continue their midseason surge while the Cougars look to rebound from their first loss of the season.

n Paint Branch at Whitman, 7 p.m. Tuesday: Must-watch matchup between Vikings (8-0) and Panthers (10-0), county’s final two undefeated public school teams.



Player, school Walter English, McLean Jonathan Mustamu, Kennedy Anthony Tarke, Gaithersburg Aaron Byrd, Landon Jauvenel Leveill Jr., Northwood Nate Peterson, Wash. Chrisitan Bryan Knapp, Jewish Day Joe Hugley, Magruder Andrew Kostecka, Clarksburg Shaq Diboti-Lobe, Whitman

Games Points 3 74 10 238 8 185 11 251 7 149 4 85 6 116 8 185 3 51 10 168

Avg. 24.7 23.8 23.1 22.8 21.3 21.3 19.3 18.5 17.0 16.8

Player, school Daisa Harris, Paint Branch Danielle Durjan, Watkins Mill Dominique Walker, Watkins Mill Khadijah Pearson, Kennedy Daphne Lerner, Jewish Day Abby Meyers, Whitman Sheri Addison, Wootton Kaylan Jackson, Clarksburg Hope Randolph, Magruder Nicole Enabosi, Good Counsel

Games Points Avg. 10 232 23.2 10 204 20.4 10 202 20.2 8 150 18.8 7 128 18.3 8 145 18.1 10 178 17.8 9 152 16.9 9 150 16.7 15 249 16.6

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RM boys stand perfectly alone Rockets defeat Whitman in overtime to be only undefeated public team in county


Richard Montgomery High School boys basketball coach David Breslaw beamed as he brought his wristwatch to his eyes minutes after his Rockets had just knocked off Whitman, 50-46 in overtime, as the first installment of a Friday night boys-girls doubleheader at the Rockville school. “These games go quick with Richard Montgomery, right,” Breslaw asked with a smile. “Shoot, [the girls] are starting on time and we went into overtime.” While it’s no secret that the Rockets like to play a slowed down, deliberate pace on offense, the ap-

proach proved its worth again Friday night as the hosts were able to recover from a furious Whitman rally in the second half to improve to 10-0 on the season. From the opening whistle, Breslaw’s group worked the ball incessantly, waiting often more than a minute to create the shot they wanted. Whitman (4-6), which has also been known to slow down the pace, had no answer for the Rockets’ lulling attack in the first half. Though Richard Montgomery missed some of their attempts, nothing was forced. The ball was consistently worked around to the open man, who often turned out to be 6-foot-5 senior forward Nick Jackson, an insideoutside threat who made the Vikings pay from mid-range in the opening half. — ADAM GUTEKUNST

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1 Br nr Metro/Shops Across from the No Pets, No Smoking Kentlands, 3Br, 1.5Ba, $385 Avail Now. TH, deck, new capret, Call: 301-219-1066 $1600 + util per month, 240-372-2711 GAITHERSBURG: 1Br, priv Ba in 2 Br SILVER SPRING: apt, nr bus, W/D, sin3BD, 2.5BA TH. Gated gle person, $600 inc community. W/D. Walk utils 301-377-3828 2 shops & bus. HOC GBURG: Furn RM OK 240-383-1000 Fem only 1BR, private WHEATON- 4 BR/ BA $600 utils incl. 2.5 BA $2250 $500 CATV extra! Ns/Np discount first month 3 nr Metro Avail Now! bls to Metro, detls: 240-601-9125 Zillow & Craigslist 301GERM: 1 BR, shared 656-4477 BA $400, 1MB $500 + utils in TH NS/ND Near bus/shops. Sec Dep Req. 240-4766224

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w/papers, dewclaws removed, tails docked & first shots and AVIATION GRADS exams. Deposits now WORK WITH being accepted. Dam JETBLUE , Boeing, & Sire raised in Delta and others- start home with family. here with hands on training for FAA certification. Financial aid if qualified. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-823-6729

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Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Environmental Protection PUBLIC HEARING: AD 2014-2 WATER AND SEWER PLAN MAP AMENDMENTS Subject: 15 requested water/sewer category changes recommended for approval or restricted approval for sites in the Aspen Hill, Cloverly, Damascus, Darnestown, Goshen, Olney, Potomac, and Travilah Planning Areas. Time: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 11:00 a.m. Location: DEP, 255 Rockville Pike, Suite 120, Rockville. Information: Call DEP (240-777-7716), or see (see "application review process"). Testimony: DEP must receive written testimony no later than 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2015; mail to DEP Director, 255 Rockville Pike, Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20850-4166. Facility accessible to handicapped individuals. Interpreter services for hearing impaired citizens are guaranteed only with five (5) business days notice. (1-14-15)

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still Active Norya, former Roxsan Day Spa Senior Aesthetician, where she worked for 25 years, is now a MEDICAL BILLING PROmember of the team of TRAINING Blu Water Day Spa G R A M ! Train to White Flint Plaza 5234 process insurance Nicholson Lane Phone and Medical Billing 301-984-6245. She from home! NO EXwelcomes former and PERIENCE NEEDnew patrons for all ED! Online training their skin care needs at CTI gets you job ready! HS and waxing.

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Kimberly Villella Childcare Damascus Licensed Family Daycare Children’s Center Of Damascus Elena’s Family Daycare Miriam’s Loving Care My Little Lamb Daycare Kids Garden Daycare Emmanuel Learning Child Development Center

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Driving, cleaning home for Seniors in Will errands & light gar- Potomac,MD. dening, must have Train. 240-506-7719 own car & Drivers Lic LOOKING FOR 240-499-6013 or HSKPR/NANNY lynne_detar@hotmail. Tue-Sat, live-in Must com Spk Eng. & have ref. Call 202-422-3393

NANNY- I have 20 H O U S E K E E P E R yrs exp / excellent ref- NEEDED IN erence originally from POTOMAC: to cook, Thailand, retired teacher call Sommai 301-933-2404

clean, 5½ days for couple. 301-983-3278.

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Housekeeper, Clean, laundry, ironing and driving. Good English. 8am-3pm Mon - Thurs Call: 301-887-3212

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B e t h e s d a based property management company looking for immediate hire to process accounts payable. Requirements: ∂ HS diploma ∂ 3+ years of AP exp. ∂ Attention to detail ∂ Highly organized ∂ Able to meet deadlines Email your resume to: Competitive salary with benefits.

Dental/ Medical Assistant Trainees Needed Now Dental/Medical Offices now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-888-818-7802

New & Experienced Drivers Wanted ÊLarge Metro Access Account ÊStay busy all Day ÊRent discount until Metro access certified ÊSet your own hours ÊTake home a vehicle ÊMake up to $1000 per week

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Customer Service

Registration/Front Desk

Busy Orthopaedic practice in Kensington has an immediate full time opening for a registration/insurance specialist. We are looking for a customer service driven and enthusiastic individual to join our team. We offer competitive salary and benefits package. 1 to 2 yrs. experience preferred. Please fax resume to: 301-962-7450.



DRIVERS ASST MANAGERS SHIFT RUNNER Competitive compensation & cash paid daily for drivers. Hours Flexible. LOCATIONS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY JERRY QUINTANILLA 240-752-4523 EOE

Drivers/Crane Operator

Rockville. Excellent opportunity. Top pay; will train. Must have Class B CDL. Pls send resume to or fax 301-260-2700

Now hiring entry level or experienced. Will train. Base pay and commissions, paid vacation, holidays, training. 401K and Full medical benefits. TruGreen in Gaithersburg is offering: Starting base pay of $600 per week - NO DRAW Call Mike Perkins at 301-337-2992

Security Manager

We are immediately interviewing for security director position in the Montgomery County, MD area for a retail venue. Send your resume with salary requirements to Unitedsecurityacademy

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PT/FT. Night and weekend experienced tow truck drivers needed. Must be MCPD certified and be able to pass background check. Call for interview 301-421-0953

Fashion Opticians Will train. Min 2 yrs college + retail exp. FT, own car, incl Sat. Salary $12-$28/hr & commission. Apply in person at Doctors On Sight . Call Sabrina 301-843-1000 or Candy 703-506-0000 for more info.

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

Call Bill Hennessy

NOW HIRING ELECTRICIANS Residential/Commercial Min 4 years experience

Call 301-349-2983

Home CAREGiver Positions Available!

Home Instead Senior Care. Provide non-medical care and companionship for seniors. CNA, GNA, HHA and NON-LICENSED jobs available. Flexible scheduling, ongoing training, 24hr support. Must have car, 21+, 1 year U.S work history.301-588-9708 (Call 10am-4pm Mon-Fri)

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

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Wabtec Railway Electronics in Germantown has the following openings: µ Wiring& Mechanical Assemblers µ Stockroom µ Truck Driver µ QA Technicians For immediate consideration go to or send resume & salary history to: fax (301) 515-2139


Datawatch Systems, Inc., a leader in commercial building electronic access control, is seeking entry level technicians, and lead technicians to install and service our access control systems in commercial buildings in our VA region. Top wages and benefits. Plaese send your resumes to EOE/M/F/V/D. DCJS #11-2294


Teacher’s Assistant Love working with children?

Hiring caring, dedicated individuals who love working with young children to join our staff. Pay: $10-$11/hour. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have at least a U.S. High School diploma or equivalent. Training and Benefits. For info, call: 301-622-7808, 301-7745700 or fax resume to 301-622-5045.

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Warehouse Manager

Local lighting company is seeking a candidate that has experience, excellent communication skills and be able to multi-task. Must provide a current driving record and valid Driver’s License. We offer a Competitive salary + benefits package. Must have the following: µ2 - 5 years’ experience µBasic computer skills µStrong teamwork skills and positive attitude µAccept & inspect deliveries µForklift experience Please email resume with driving record to or pick up application at 8545 Atlas Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Please do not call about this position!

Medical Receptionist

With experience for Pediatric office in Rockville. Please Fax resume to 301-330-7583


PT. Animal hospital in Silver Spring has immediate opening for Vet Asst. Must be able to work holiday/wknd hrs. Only work refs accepted. Experience pref’d but willing to train. Computer experience a plus. Call 301598-7300 or Email

Director of Music

Church in Germantown, year round, Part Time. Must have experience in instrumental and choral direction. Please send your resume to:

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