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cant delays to projects across the county,” he said. Before Leggett released his recommendation, the County Council’s Education Committee approved Monday a plan aimed at addressing the roughly $230 million gap between the school system’s request for capital funds and Leggett’s original proposal. Council President Craig L. Rice

Nearby seem generally OK with having a CVS pharmacy in Ashton, but traffic questions remain. CVS is proposing a 12,900-square-foot building on the site of the former Kimball’s Service Center, at the northeast corner of Ashton Road (Md. 108) and New Hampshire Avenue. There also would be an improved pedestrian area, sidewalks, landscaping, and stormwater management. At a community meeting at the Sandy Spring Museum on April 23, representatives of CVS presented renderings of what the store would look like and how the site would be developed. Residents were pleased to learn that some of the concerns expressed at earlier, informal meetings with store officials were heard and addressed. “We heard loud and clear to move the building closer to the street, that the building should reflect the character of the community, that there should be a green area in front, and pedestrian connections to other properties in the area,” said attorney Stacy P. Silber Stacy P. Silber, of the law firm Leattorney for CVS rch, Early & Brewer, representing CVS. “A typical CVS prototype store would not be appropriate here and was never considered.” CVS representatives worked with local architect Miche Booz and came up with an exterior design that is similar to the nearby Christopher’s Hardware store, with cupolas, clapboard siding, and a front porch. The store will be smaller than a typical CVS, but comparable in size to the Olney store. Although most CVS locations have two drive-thru lanes, this store would have one. Residents expressed concern about the added traffic to the intersection, since no additional road improvements are required as part of the project. A traffic engineer said he recently completed a traffic study with results similar to a study conducted by the State Highway Administration in 2012. Both independent studies showed that traffic is down at that intersection, likely due to the east-west

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Zurum Okereke’s defining moment of success came recently in Houston. He was standing in a customs and immigration line at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and saw a complete stranger wearing a sweatshirt from his urban clothing line, Zone District. “I was so excited,” he said. “It reminded me of how far we’ve come, from two best friends coming up with an idea, to seeing a girl that I didn’t know wearing one of our early designs.” Zurum, 17, is an articulate and polite boarding student in his junior year at Sandy Spring Friends School in Sandy Spring. Because his father works for an oil company, the family has moved around a lot. Born in Kentucky, Zurum lived in Nigeria, England, North Carolina and Louisiana before arriving at Sandy Spring last year. As the son of Nigerian parents, he said, it always was the plan for him to attend high school and college in the U.S. In 2011, while he was at school in Nigeria, he and his friend Timothy Mbakwe came up with the idea to start a clothing line. They since have added another friend as a partner, Ugonna Ikechi. “I have a business mind, and we thought this would be something that was cool and fun, and keep us busy,” he said. The company’s name was derived from a

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Zurum Okereke (left), 17, a student at Sandy Spring Friends School, has started a successful urban clothing line of T-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts and sportswear. whiteboard in a geography classroom — the words “zone” and “district” were among the words left from a previous class. Zurum said his parents were supportive on the condition that he keep focused on his schoolwork. They began selling shirts to their friends and through social media sites. The demand increased following photo shoots, a fashion show, and a Nigerian celebrity, Eku Edewor, wearing the clothing in her television shows. The company now sells T-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, sportswear, and, most re-

cently, socks. Okereke describes the clothing as “really young, urban, and hip.” “Just cool, simple designs — no swear words or nothing that is over the top or insulting,” he said. “We release a few designs at a time, and when we sell them, we print more. We have so may cool designs that we have not yet released.” Jack Keller, 17, a senior at Sandy Spring Friends School, calls the clothing “unique and

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Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is recommending the county direct about $41.3 million more than he originally

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proposed toward school construction projects. The extra funds would produce a total of more than $1.5 billion for Montgomery County Public Schools’ capital improvement program for fiscal years 2015 through 2020, compared to Leggett’s original proposal in January of about $1.1 billion. Leggett’s recommendation to increase county funding for the

school system follows unsuccessful efforts in the General Assembly to give Montgomery $20 million more a year in state funding for school construction projects. School board President Philip Kauffman said Monday the extra money Leggett is recommending would help the school system “somewhat,” but still leaves a significant funding gap. “There still will be signifi-

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Montgomery County employees are scheduled to receive pay increases for the second straight year, while election-year politics have begun to creep into county decisions. The County Council cast an 8-1

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preliminary vote Tuesday to approve a package worth more than $23 million of wage, step, longevity and other increases negotiated by the county and the three unions that represent its workers. Councilman Philip M. Andrews (DDist.3) of Gaithersburg was the dissenting vote. The council is scheduled to take a final vote on the fiscal 2015 budget — which includes this package — on May 22.

Under the terms of the agreements, members of the Municipal and County Government Employees Organization would receive a 3.25 percent pay increase on Sept. 1. Seasonal workers would receive a raise of 50 cents an hour. Members of the Fraternal Order of Police would receive a 2.1 percent increase on July 1, while members of the International Association of Firefighters are scheduled to receive a 2.75 percent increase on the same date.

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All three groups would get 3.5 percent step increases for employees. Employees at the top of their pay level and not eligible for another step increase would receive 3 percent longevity payment for MCGEO employees and 3.5 percent for FOP and IAFF employees. Fiscal 2014 was the first year the council approved raises after three years without them during the recession, keeping employees from getting an average of $30,000 in pay. Andrews suggested that total in-

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This summer, Olney resident Jackie Weiss will bicycle more than 4,000 miles across the country as she spends 70 days pedaling from Baltimore to Seattle. Weiss is a sophomore at the University of Maryland and a 2012 Sherwood High School graduate. She will be traveling with other college students as part of the 4K for Cancer program, raising money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The Ulman Cancer Fund for

Seven local women, each heralded for their “dedication of self and generosity of spirit,” will be honored at an afternoon tea on Friday, when the recipient of this year’s Greater Olney Athena Award will be announced. This year’s nominees are Alison Bawek, Ellen Coleman, Sharon Dooley, Shannon Gorman, Anne Kaiser, Lauren Kingsland, and Karen Montgomery. The tea will take place at 2 p.m. at Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Tickets are $20 each. Proceeds will benefit the Chamber’s Scholarship Fund and the Carl and Sue Howe Memorial Fund. To register or for more information, go to www.olneymd.org or call 301-7747117.

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Olney Days event, led by Fletcher’s Service Center, a platinum sponsor. A family owned and operated business since 1959, Fletcher’s also sponsors the annual Joe’s Ride & Stride charity event and the Car and Truck Show, both integral parts of Olney Days. New silver level sponsors include The Management Group Associates Inc., RE/MAX Town Center and The Julia Brown Montessori Schools. The money committed by these businesses will be used to support the 31st annual Olney Days event and to endow the Olney Civic Fund’s general fund. The general fund is designed to benefit the Olney community by making significant grants to select Olney charities and community projects. Olney Days will be held on May 17 and 18.It is a long-standing and vital part of Olney’s local traditions, community, and culture. A complete list of Olney Civic Fund sponsors can be found at www.olneycivicfund.org. Individuals and businesses that want to support the fund and its mission can contribute through the

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About 65 children, 8 to 14 years old, headed to MedStar Montgomery Medical Center with their employee parents on Thursday, as the hospital once again participated in Take Your Child to Work Day. The children were divided into groups by age. They spent time rotating through different departments, including radiology, security, physical therapy, laboratory, and the biggest hits — the operating room and the Nutrition Services department. The program featured various hands-on activities for kids. This year, the hospital added the NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) component, in which careers in health care were integrated into interactive demonstrations, allowing children to learn what their grandparents might experience through the aging process. The hospital has participated in Take Your Child to Work Day for about 10 years.

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Sophie Houmran, a sixth-grader, and her brother, Joseph Houmran, in seventh grade, test cotton and sponge bumpers on a rolling weight to see the difference in impact during science and technology night at Rosa Parks Middle School on Thursday.

For the first time in several years, two candidates are running for an open seat on Brookeville’s town commission. The position will be filled during the annual election on May 13. The candidates are Robert T. (Buck) Bartley Jr. of Church Street and Sandra Heiler of Market Street. Commission President Michael Acierno, who has served on the commission since 2006, currently holds the seat. He decided not to seek another term. “I don’t think it is a good idea for one person to spend too much time in this job, and my time is getting more difficult to manage,” Acierno said upon announcing that he would not seek reelection. “I think it makes sense on both a personal and professional level to step down after this term ends.” Acierno will remain involved in the town’s commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the

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War of 1812. “I will make sure that the grants and funding stays on track, because I have been working on that for several years,” he said. “It wouldn’t be fair to hand that over to a newcomer.” Acierno said he’s pleased to see a contested election. “It shows that people are energized and committed to the town and self government,” he said. Bartley has lived in Brookeville since 1996. After recently turning over his construction company to the next generation, he said his semi-retirement has freed him to focus his on revived priorities, including service for the betterment of the community. Heiler moved to Brookeville in 2007. She is the vice chairwoman of the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission and chairwoman of Brookeville’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. She said she welcomes the opportunity to respond to the changing needs of the town an it undergoes generational shifts and greet new residents, while continuing to support and en-

hance what is best about the town and its unique heritage. Brookeville holds a staggered election each year for either one or two commissioners, each for a two-year term, ensuring continuity and experience. Commissioners Katherine Farquhar and Suzanne Daley are serving two-year terms that expire in 2015. Following the election, the three members of the commission elect a president to serve as a quasi-chief executive officer or mayor to conduct town business and represent the town. The elections are nonpartisan and the commissioners receive no compensation. Under the town charter, every person who is a citizen of the U.S., is at least 18 years old, has lived in the town for at least 30 days preceding any town election, and is registered to vote in Montgomery County or with the town is eligible to vote. The polls are open from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Brookeville Academy at 5 High St. Residents should contact election supervisor Debbie Wagner to get absentee ballots. thogan@gazette.net

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In a procession of purple and black shirts led by a small but thundering drumline, Montgomery County students and others marched Sunday in a symbolic call to close achievement gaps in their schools. The hundreds who participated in the March to Close the Gap started at the school system’s Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville and marched down a busy Hungerford Drive and other Rockville streets to the Montgomery County courthouse on East Montgomery Avenue, eliciting supportive honks from passing cars as they cheered, chanted and waved signs for their cause. Students from the Minority Scholars Programs at about 10

county high schools organized the march to both raise awareness about the issue and about their program’s efforts to close the gap. The county school system faces long-standing gaps in performance between student groups, especially those between African-American and Hispanic students, and their white and Asian peers. As he marched, Yannick Alexis — a 17-year-old junior and scholars program leader at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School — said he sees a big disparity between minority and non-minority students at his school, but that the program is helping more and more students. “You can’t close the gap in one day or even one year, so just changing the culture at our school I think has made a big difference,” he said. Alexis said he thinks the march served as a memorable event to highlight the gap.

“They’re kind of a historic statement you can make,” he said. Michael Williams, a teacher and the Minority Scholars Program coordinator at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, said he was “overjoyed” by the number of participants who joined the march — evidence of the power of “positive peer pressure.” “They’re seeing something positive happening led by their peers and they’re being attracted to it,” he said. Many of the students joined the march in support of the scholars program. Antonia Tamakloe, a 15-year-old sophomore at Northwest High School, said she thought the march would attract people’s attention and help the Minority Scholars Program expand, including to her school. “The gap is closing little by little” through the program, she said. For marcher and Clarksburg

High School sophomore Emory Cole, 15, the Minority Scholars Program is an answer to closing the achievement gap through the support and resources it offers students. “I see plenty of minorities in my school that need encouragement,” Cole said. “I see many people who need the extra push.” The event brought out several school system and county officials, including Superintendent Joshua P. Starr and board of education members. Speaking at a rally on the steps and lawn area of the county courthouse, Starr told the marchers that student leadership is important in efforts to close the gap. “Kids listen to kids much more than they listen to adults,” he said. In his address to the crowd, Williams compared the marchers to students who participated in other historical causes, including those who protested

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Minority Scholars Program coordinator Vilma Najera gives the order for students to continue forward during Sunday’s March to Close the Gap. segregation in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. “The problem is clear,” Williams said, and students must be allowed to create and lead as part of a movement aimed at the gap’s end. School board member Christopher S. Barclay (Dist. 4) of

Takoma Park said he was proud and excited to see students bring the issue of the achievement gap into the community. “These young people know what it means to close the gap,” he said. “They know what it means to them.” lpowers@gazette.net

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The Sherwood High School Warriors lacrosse program is hosting its Youth Lacrosse Night on May 2. The boys’ varsity team takes on neighborhood rival Our Lady of Good Counsel at 7 p.m. Players who are 13 or younger and are wearing a team jersey will get a free slice of pizza. There will be a drawing for prizes at halftime. Admission is $1 for children 6 and younger, $3 for ages 7 and older, and $5 for adults.

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Paintings and photographs by Montgomery County high school art students now brightens the walls at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney. On April 24, MedStar Montgomery, along with the Youth Art for Healing, hosted a reception for art students who donated more 70 pieces of their work to the hospital. Youth Art For Healing is a Bethesda-based nonprofit organization in its second year. It brings youth art into health care environments to comfort, inspire and heal patients, their loved ones, and health care professionals. It has provided art — paintings, photos, a three-dimensional fabric quilt and mosaic birdbaths — from county high school and middle school students for Holy Cross Hospital and the Montgomery Village Healthcare Center. Jan Papirmeister, the organization’s executive director, is a registered nurse and artist who passionately believes in art’s healing power. Papirmeister cites a quote from nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, who wrote “Notes on Nursing in 1859. “A variety of form and brilliancy in color in the objects presented to patients are an actual means of recovery,” Nightingale wrote. “There was no real evidence then, but fast-forwarding to today, there is growing evidence that bringing art into health care promotes a healthy atmosphere and supports patients physically, mentally and emotionally as they recover, and also improves the quality of care, patient satisfaction, and staff morale,” Papirmeister said. Art created by students at Walt Whitman, Poolesville, Clarksburg and Montgomery Blair high schools hangs throughout the hospital. “We are very touched by the generous donation of artwork from Youth Art for Healing,” said Kevin Mell, MedStar Montgomery’s vice president of operations. “To be able to partner with this organization has been very rewarding.” Walt Whitman students created 26 paintings with themes such as flowers, farmland scenes, water and

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Above, Walt Whitman senior Dongeun Lim with a painting she donated through Youth Art for Healing to MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Below, Montgomery Blair sophomore Daliah Barg of Bethesda with her painting.

lake scenes for the first floor — in the surgical waiting area, hallways outside the Emergency Department and administration, and by the main lobby elevator. Poolesville students took 20 black-and-white photographs of flowers for display on a first-floor hallway by a garden overlook. Clarksburg students created 14 paintings with beach scenes and sea life, trees, fields of flowers, crops and hay bales for the first floor — in the pediatric waiting area, the MRI waiting room and areas in the emergency department. Montgomery Blair High School students created 12 paintings with themes of birds in nature, dandelions, and garden bed edges for the hallway near the oper-

ating room. Papirmeister works with health care organizations to determine their needs and with the school district to match schools with projects. She then works with art teachers to determine the type of art and medium. Then, students submit sketches that must be approved. Jacqueline Armstead, a Montgomery Blair High School art teacher, welcomed the opportunity for her National Art Honor Society members to work on a project to serve the community. Her students embraced the opportunity and the challenges it presented. Daliah Barg, 15, of Bethesda, said she’d normally take home an art project when she’s done. “When

I worked on this, I knew where it would be hung and how it could impact patients’ lives,” she said. Antares Chen, 17, of Rockville, said working in groups of two or three, instead of individually, was a learning experience. Katie Billings, 17, of Glenmont, worked with Chen on their painting. Because her mother is a gardener, she said, she incorporated her favorite flower, a pansy, into the painting because “it is such a happy flower.” In a statement Chen read at the reception, he said that with this project, many students found a new reason to pursue the arts. “It’s not just about relaxing after a busy day neither is it expressing our own sentiments,” he said. “It is about using our artistic ability to bring a positive influence to the community.” Simone Perez-Garcia, 16, from Takoma Park, said she usually draws from within herself for a piece. “With this project, I had to step out and go into someone else’s mind and mentality,” she said. “It was a good experience to acknowledge other people around you.” Her painting featured a field of dandelions fading into the horizon. “It is meant to be comforting — a ‘keep going, things will get better’ mentality,” she said.

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A former Rockville High School football player and University of New Mexico running back was arrested in connection to an alleged sexual assault and kidnapping of a fellow student, university officials confirmed April 23. Crusoe Gongbay, 20, was

charged with two counts of seconddegree criminal sexual penetration and one count of kidnapping and conspiracy, according to University of New Mexico Police Lt. Timothy Stump. At 3 a.m. on April 13, a woman told a dormitory assistant that she had been sexually assaulted; the assistant contacted university police, the university said in a news release. The university did not release any other details about the incident, citing the ongoing investigation. Gongbay, a junior, turned himself in to university police on April 21 and was released April 22 after

posting $50,000 bond, police and university officials said. An arrest warrant has been issued for a second man, 21-year-old Ryan Ruff, who is not a student at the school, the university said in a news release. Ruff’s bail was set at $100,000. Police said they are trying to determine the identity of a third man who may have been involved. Gongbay played football for Rockville High School and joined the University of New Mexico’s football team in 2011. In a September interview with The Gazette, Gongbay credited his mother and local

coaches with encouraging him to stick with the team after coaching staff changes. New Mexico head football coach Bob Davie said Gongbay was suspended from the team “indefinitely.” “Once this process is complete and all the details have emerged, we will handle the outcome appropriately,” Davie said in a statement. University spokeswoman Dianne Anderson said the university is conducting its own investigation. tarnold@gazette.net

FIRE LOG For the week of April 18-24, the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following incidents:

From Station 4 (Sandy Spring Station): • On April 18 at 6:18 a.m., Spencerville Road and Norbeck Road for a vehicle collision. One person was transported to a local hospital. • On April 19 at 12:20 p.m., intersection of Wickham Road and Chichester House Road for a vehicle collision. One

person was transported to a local hospital. • On April 19 at 6:41 p.m., units responded to the 200 block of Rosalie Cove Court for a house fire. Damages are estimated to be less than $1,000. • On April 22 at 5:36 p.m., intersection of Norbeck Road and Woodcarter Road for a brush fire.

From Station 40 (Olney Station): • On April 23 at 3:18 a.m., 3700 block of Bel Pre Road to assist the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department with an

apartment fire. • On April 24 at 12:52 a.m., 3700 block of Bel Pre Road to investigate a gas leak. • On April 24 at 4:28 p.m., 19400 block of Olney Mill Road for a brush fire. • On April 24 at 4:47 p.m., 16900 block of Georgia Avenue for a property damage collision. • On April 24 at 5:31 p.m., 3100 block of Bel Pre Road for a property damage collision. • On April 24 at 7:16 p.m., intersec-

Enjoy a rare opportunity to tour Brookeville’s private homes and historic sites from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The walking tour begins at the Brookeville Academy, 5 High St. It includes the awardwinning “Madison House,” where President Madison retreated on Aug. 26, 1814, as the British burned the White House during the War of 1812. The cost is $30 per person. Lunch will be sold. Free parking will be available at Salem United Methodist Church, 12 High St. Information and registration are at www.uscapitalforaday.org. All proceeds go to support the Brookeville War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration, planned for Aug. 30-31.

Joe Theismann to be roasted for charity Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann will be “honored” at next week’s dinner and roast to benefit the Jubilee Association of Maryland. The association is a nonprofit that provides community support to 130 adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in 60 locations throughout Montgomery County. The association was started in 1977 by the Hyattsville Mennonite Church; it provides services to people of all faiths and beliefs. The annual roast is the nonprofit’s primary fundraiser. It includes a reception and seated dinner for 600, during which a film will be screened highlighting Jubilee’s work in the past year and speakers will roast Theismann. The reception will include a silent auction. The master of ceremonies will be Redskins radio announcer Larry Michael. Roasters will include former Redskins Jeff Bostic, Mark Moseley, Rick “Doc” Walker and Doug Williams. The roast will be at 6 p.m. May 8 at the Montgomery County Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. Tickets cost $175 and can be purchased at jubilee.ejoinme.org/2014Roast. For more information, contact Steve Allen at 301-949-8628, ext. 117, or sallen@jubileemd.org.

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From both stations: • On April 18 at 10:43 a.m., 18900 block of Abbey Manor Drive for a pedestrian struck. • On April 19 at 4:19 p.m., 17200 block of Cashell Road for a brush fire. Units also responded to six calls to assist community members and 63 medical emergencies.

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

Armed robbery • On April 13 at 2 a.m. in the 11600 block of Grandview Avenue, Silver Spring. The subjects assaulted the victims and took property. Bank robbery • On April 12 at 1:33 p.m. at Citibank, 13440 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Strong-arm robbery • On April 14 at 2:54 p.m. at Wheaton Mall, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton. The subjects assaulted the victim and unsuccessfully attempted to take property. Commercial burglary • On April 14 in the 11100 block of Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Forced entry, took property. Residential burglary • 1400 block of Farmcrest Way, Silver Spring, at 1:06 p.m. April 8. Forced entry, took nothing. • 15200 block of Centergate Drive, Silver Spring, between April 8 and 15. Attempted forced entry, took nothing. • 3700 block of Old Baltimore Road, Olney, at 3:31 p.m. April 9. No forced entry, took property. • 1900 block of Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, between 3:45 and 7:30 p.m. April 13. No forced entry, took property. Vehicle larceny • Five incidents in the 4100 and 4200 blocks of Charley Forest Street, Olney, on April 7 or 8. Unlocked entry, took loose items. • Three incidents in Silver Spring on April 8 or 9. Forced entry, took purses and a GPS unit. Affected streets include Argyle Club Road, Bel Pre Road and International Drive. • Two incidents in the parking lot at Cashell Country Club, 17200 Cashell Road, Rockville, between 6:20 and 7:25 p.m. April 9. Forced entry, took purses.

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Having presented more than 100 jury trials as an attorney, Montgomery County’s newest Circuit Court judge says it’s only fitting that she’s back in trial court — this time on the other side of the gavel. “Circuit Court feels to me, in a lot of ways, like being in my backyard,” said Audrey A. Creighton, who was sworn in April 11 as an associate judge in Montgomery County. “I grew up here,” Creighton said. “I have a vested interest in the quality of the justice system and the judicial system as a whole here in Montgomery County because of my roots.” Creighton was appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to fill a vacancy on the court. Montgomery County voters will decide whether she gets to

keep the judgeship. Under Maryland law, appointed circuit judges are required to run in the election nearest to their appointments. Circuit judges also must run again when their 15-year terms expire to continue serving. In an election, sitting judges can face opposition from any candidate who meets the requirements. In this year’s primary on June 24, voters will have to narrow the field of candidates from five to four. Creighton and three other sitting circuit judges — Joan E. Ryon, Gary E. Bair, and Nelson W. Rupp Jr. — are running as a team against Daniel P. Connell, a Poolesville attorney. “I see my role both as a public servant who serves the entire community of Montgomery County,” Creighton said, “and also helps to reflect the demographics of the community.” Creighton is the second Latina to obtain a judgeship in Montgomery County. She said she was childhood friends with the first Latina to reach that milestone, Circuit Judge Marielsa A. Bernard.

Audrey A. Creighton “That’showsmalltheHispanic community was,” Creighton said. Creighton, 53, of Dickerson, was born in New Jersey, but was raised mostly in Montgomery County. Her father came here from New Jersey to work for the Smithsonian. Her mother is from Ecuador. Creighton earned an English degree from University of Maryland, College Park, in 1982. She parlayed her interest in writing and performing arts into a law degree from University of Baltimore School of Law in 1986. After working in private prac-

tice for some time, she served as an assistant state attorney general in the Criminal Appeals Division from 1988 to 1990. She worked as an assistant public defender in Montgomery County from 1990 t0 2010, the year she was appointed a Montgomery County District Court judge. Outside the courtroom, CreightonisanactivememberoftheMontgomery County Bar Association and is a past president of the Maryland HispanicBarAssociation. She recruits local law school students for what is known as the Pipeline Program, which gives aspiring lawyers the chance to intern at major law firms. She said the program is an attempt to add diversity to the legal practice. “I’ve had a lot of great role models who broke the glass ceiling for me, both women and Hispanics,” Creighton said. “I think it’s important to continue that, building a bridge and continue making it a real possibility for the lawyers who are coming up behind me. Particularly, the Latina women behind me.”

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student government. “With all that, plus Zone District and family stuff, I have so much to do,” he said. Zurum is well liked and respected by classmates and teachers. Ken Fishback, the school’s residential life director, said Zurum is one of the most popular dorm students at the private Quaker school. “He makes friends with everyone, from every country we have, and his ability to make everyone around him feel comfortable is striking,” he said. “He was chosen by his peers and our staff as a dorm proctor/leader this year. He’s earned a very high respect level on campus. He’s curious, open-minded and friendly, and you’ll like him, no matter where you’re from.” His art teacher, Lyn Ostrov, is impressed by his leadership and how he relates to his peers. “Zurum has the ability to be a unifier of individuals into harmonious groups,” she said. “He has many interests, as diverse as engineering and

politics, and they all involve Zurum interacting with others. Whether it is in the dorm, in the classroom or in his free time, Zurum is engaged with the present moment and open to conversations on any topic.” Zone District clothing is sold online at www.zonedistrict.com. Future plans include selling in stores within a chain of Miami hotels. Okereke said he wants adult support and mentorship more than anything. “Since we are still young, we would love to get people to help us, sponsor us, and invest in us,” he said. “We are doing okay, but still have a lot to learn.” His intelligence, determination and smile are endearing. “If you work hard and believe in God, nothing can stop you, and I really believe in that,” he said. thogan@gazette.net

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Vanessa B. Harrington has been named senior editor for The Gazette newspapers in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, and Fairfax County Times in Virginia. Harrington, 42, has worked at The Gazette since 1998 and has served as editor of The Gazette in Prince George’s County since 2000. “It’s an exciting time in community journalism, an opportunity to build upon the local news coverage we provide at a level no one else is achieving,” Harrington said. “Expanding my role at The Gazette into other counties allows us to continue to grow the neighborhood-level coverage we strive to provide.” Harrington, a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., previously worked as an associate editor at Air Force Times in Springfield, Va. She and her husband, Rick, have a 10-year-old daughter, Raven.

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Today, The Gazette continues its endorsements for contested races in the June 24 party primaries.

For District 19 House of Delegates District 19 is guaranteed new representation because Del. Sam Arora — heavily criticized for backtracking on same-sex marriage — didn’t run again this year. Two other incumbent delegates have solid credentials; we support giving them another term. Del. Ben Kramer has shown a successful commitment to important topics, such as protecting senior citizens from financial fraud and creating Silver Alerts to immediately look for missing people with impairments. His Annapolis savvy is impressive. Del. Bonnie Cullison has done low-key work on health care, passing a bill clarifying Medicare coverage. With her school system experience, she’s a good advocate on education issues. Her public apology, on behalf of the legislature, for the state health exchange’s failings showed refreshing responsibility. Among three remaining challengers (Melodye Berry’s on the ballot, but has withdrawn), Paul Bardack is an easy choice for third delegate. With his record of accomplishment and experience, particularly as a federal Housing and Urban Development official, he is best suited for attempting meaningful changes in housing and job creation and training.

Future murky for marijuana, minimum wage measures

The Maryland General Assembly meets for 90 days each year, but many of its most controversial and far-reaching decisions are made in the final hours and days. So it was again this month, when the legislature approved a hike in the minimum wage, which will first be seen in paychecks next year. The minimum wage is now $7.25 an hour. In January it will rise to $8, and by July 2018, it will be $10.10. The legislature also decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. That means possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana is still illegal, but after Oct. 1 it will be a civil offense, not a criminal one. Under the bill passed by the legislature, a first-time offender will pay a $100 fine, $250 for a second offense and $500 for a third. A court-ordered drug assessment also will be required for any third-time offenders. Any violator younger than 21 will have to appear before a court. One reason the passages of these measures were delayed until the legislature’s last day was that the consequences of both were hotly debated. Proponents of the minimum-wage hike say the extra money going to workers will be spent as it is earned and circulate through the economy. Opponents say it will dampen hiring and keep businesses from locating or expanding in the state. The only certainty is that the state’s lowest-paid workers will have more to spend, which is a real outcome and not a philosophical economic debate for them. Opponents of decriminalizing marijuana argue that it condones the use of a drug that at the least can divert young people and others from more productive activities and at worst can lead them down a path of more dangerous substance abuse. Proponents of decriminalization say that the existing criminal penalties drain resources from combating more serious crime and that marijuana possession laws are unevenly applied. Again, the real effect will be on those who could be arrested — a small fraction of marijuana users — and with a criminal record attached may find their chances for jobs and college financial aid have been thwarted. We may never know the true consequences of either of these new laws in Maryland. Other factors, including national trends, other regulations, competition and market forces, will influence the state’s economy in the coming years. That means there will be a variety of reasons beyond the minimum wage that will determine whether businesses can or cannot thrive and why people will or will not find jobs. And it might be clear that decades of criminal penalties have not curbed the use of marijuana by successive generations. But it is not clear whether decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana will encourage more use of more dangerous substances or whether it truly does free more attention and resources to focus on the plague of heroin and prescription drug abuse now ravaging this community. That, too, will remain difficult to judge.

CORRECTION Cathy Drzyzgula’s letter, “Ethics changes would not ‘gut’ the law,” which appeared in the April 23 edition, neglected to note that she is a Gaithersburg city councilwoman.

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Transparency is the best policy for ethics As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” We believe that this is especially true in regards to transparency of elected officials’ personal finances. As members of the Rockville City Council, we are elected to be good custodians of taxpayer resources and to make fair, impartial decisions that are in the best interest of our community. Taxpayers and people doing business with the city have a right to know that their elected officials are not making decisions from the dais with their personal bank account in mind. While other municipalities have been lobbying to weaken the existing ethics requirements imposed by the State of Maryland, a majority of the

Rockville City Council recently voted to support the current requirements for financial disclosure by an elected official. We wanted to send a clear message to Annapolis that the City of Rockville supports a strong ethics law. Legislation considered in the recent session of the General Assembly would have weakened two provisions of current state law. The bill would have removed a requirement to disclose out-of-state properties and would have limited disclosure of information about employment for immediate family members. Opponents of a strong ethics law have taken issue with calling these changes a “weakening” of current law. By definition, however, lessening the

requirements for disclosure of financial information is weakening the law. As mandated by law, we recently completed our 2013 financial disclosure forms. To be candid, it was a little nerve racking to put personal information about bank accounts and stocks on paper for public inspection. Whatever our discomfort, it is more important for our community to know that we have nothing to hide and that we have no conflicts of interest in regards to policy decisions we make. As elected officials, we have no reasonable expectation of privacy. People already scrutinize all aspects of our lives, so much of which is already accessible online in today’s digital age. We did not become elected

Julie Palakovich Carr and Beryl L. Feinberg. The writers are members of the Rockville City Council.

Supporting Brian Frosh for attorney general The bad news is that next year, for the first time in more than a quarter century, I will not be represented in the state legislature by Brian Frosh. Having him as a delegate and then as a senator has been one of the great benefits of living in Bethesda. The good news is that

Brian Frosh will still be working for me if we elect him as Maryland’s attorney general. I want an attorney general who has a record of protecting the Chesapeake Bay, scrutinizing the power companies and promoting recycling. I also want the person in that job to fight for sensible gun laws, afford-

able tuition, equal rights and consumer protection. Those are some of the causes he championed as a legislator. During his years in the General Assembly and the Senate, Brian Frosh demonstrated, day by day, that there are still public servants. He is a hard worker who has strong prin-

ciples — but understands that those we elect must also be willing to compromise in order to do the people’s business. For these reasons and many others, I’m looking forward to voting for this candidate in the Democratic primary on June 24.

Ben Beach, Bethesda

Why aren’t we taxing recreational marijuana use? Our state legislators deserve high praise for their recent decision to decriminalize marijuana and establish well-regulated dispensaries for medical marijuana patients. Now, for the first time in decades, minorities will no longer have to fear being unfairly targeted for possession, parents will no longer have to worry about their children’s futures being destroyed by a youthful indiscretion, and individuals suffering from painful and debilitating illnesses will be able to obtain the pain-relieving medication they need through legal channels. Unfortunately, while this legislation will reduce some of the most serious harms connected with our state’s policy towards marijuana, it will not prove viable as a long-term policy for several reasons. By decriminalizing recreational

marijuana use without establishing a framework for its regulation or taxation, our state legislators have inadvertently converted such use from a criminal activity into a tax-free recreational activity, and deprived Maryland taxpayers of an estimated $136 to $156 million annually in the process. Furthermore, by choosing not to regulate the recreational market, our state legislators have carelessly granted an extension of a monopoly worth hundreds of millions of dollars to gangs, drug dealers and drug cartels. If we’re not going to treat marijuana possession as a crime, we should regulate and tax its sale, just as we would any other commercial activity. In addition to raising hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues, we’ll be able to segregate

marijuana sales from the illicit market for harder drugs, and strike a massive financial blow to criminal enterprises and gangs throughout the state. As a case study, Colorado’s experiment in legalization has gone incredibly smoothly during its first three months. Despite opponents of the policy predicting that legalizing marijuana would lead to increases in drug abuse and crime, neither has taken place. The new policy has simply moved the industry out of the shadows and into the scope of government oversight. The only significant difference is that now Colorado has a new source of revenue, which they’re choosing to use for drug education, addiction services, and public school construction. Maryland needs state legislators who are willing to tackle this issue honestly and respon-

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officials to seek more privacy. Anyone who runs for public office knows what they are signing up for. Although the vast majority of elected officials are honest people, there is a need for strong protection of public interest. Residents of Gaithersburg and other Maryland municipalities should ask their elected officials how their actions regarding the ethics law have been in the best public interest. In Rockville, the answer is clear.

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sibly in the upcoming legislative session. In addition to addressing the shortcomings of the recent decriminalization law, we need to build upon it with regulations that make sense: where all sales are well-regulated; age restrictions are established; taxes are levied on all recreational sales; and strict limits on advertising are established from the outset. Until such reforms are passed, the only consequence of further foot dragging will be the hundreds of million of dollars in lost tax revenues that could have gone towards drug education, rehabilitation programs, and public education.

Peter Dennis, Bethesda The writer is a candidate in the Democratic primary for a District 16 House of Delegates seat.

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traffic now traveling on the Intercounty Connector. From westbound Md. 108, access to the store will be right turn in, right turn out. Other traffic will enter and exit from New Hampshire Avenue. Residents asked if a right turn could be installed on northbound New Hampshire at the store entrance. Officials responded that after hearing the concerns, they would study it further. Tom Christopher, owner of Christopher’s Hardware, said he remains apprehensive about the handling of traffic. “They’ve made the architectural efforts to make sure it’s not your cookie cutter CVS store, but it’s still a 12,000-square-foot store, and in order to support the overhead, there will be a lot of traffic coming in and out,” he said. Christopher’s business was formerly in the shopping center on the northwest corner of the intersection. He said he saw a fair share of accidents there. He said he was told that 35 percent of the traffic is expected to come from the west (Olney), which means those vehicles will be turning left onto New Hamp-

(D-Dist. 2) of Germantown said the recommended funding — which come from school impact tax revenue — might alter that plan. “We’re right now in feverish meetings to see what in fact this means for us,” Rice said Tuesday. Under the plan the council committee approved, the school system would cut about $170 million over the six-year period through one-year delays to all projects — including additions, revitalization and expansion projects — that don’t have construction funds in fiscal 2015. Larry Bowers, the county school system’s chief operating officer, said the plan wouldn’t delay any project that is either already under way or going to get under way in fiscal 2015. “The belief is it’s the fairest approach because every project will be impacted by it,” Bowers said.

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A rendering of a new CVS pharmacy, proposed for the northeast corner of Ashton Road (Md. 108) and New Hampshire Avenue in Ashton. shire Avenue, where there is no left-turn light. “That’s a real concern of mine,” he said. Residents of the Ashton Knolls community, which backs up to the property, expressed concerns about traffic, lighting, and noise. Store officials offered assurances that since the store hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., exterior lights, except for some security lighting, will be turned off. Loading could be scheduled during

off-peak hours. Silber said officials expect to submit the site plan and preliminary plan to the Park and Planning within the next few weeks. There will be a public hearing with further opportunity for public input, probably in the late summer or early fall. Store officials said they expect the store to open in mid2016.

shouldn’t focus so much on the percentage of the increases. It can be expensive to pay employees, but the county relies on its employees to provide services to residents, Leventhal said. Elrich said the increases preliminarily approved on Tuesday still don’t get people back to where they were before the recession. “We did hard things to people” during the recession, and now the county is in a position to do better for its employees, he said. Council President Craig L. Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown said he agreed with Andrews that fiscal restraint is needed, but the council did that before the recession.

“Now it’s time for us to have measured growth,” Rice said. Councilwoman Nancy Floreen (D-At Large) of Garrett Park said she understands that Andrews is running for county executive, but she stands by the council’s decisions over the years and supports the increases supported on Tuesday. Council members have to take Andrews’ ambitions into consideration as the June 24 primary approaches, and the advantage of being the only opposing vote is that he gets a platform for his views, Floreen said. “We are in campaign mode here,” she said.

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“The belief is it’s the fairest approach because every project will be impacted by it.” Larry Bowers, Montgomery County Schools chief operating officer Revitalization and expansion projects at elementary schools were already delayed a year under the school board’s capital budget proposal. This plan would increase those delays by another year. To help fill the rest of the funding gap, the council committee also approved cuts to proposed funds for the school system’s HVAC replacements and the removal of four elementary school addition proj-

ects from the six-year capital projects plan. Bowers said school officials hope the extra funding will mean the school system won’t need to decrease HVAC replacement funds. “That is a very high priority,” he said of the HVAC work. Rice said it is possible that the reduction of HVAC funds “might not be as severe.” “The reality is is that the larger scale of pushing everything back one year will still most likely continue for the majority of schools,” he said. Kauffman said school system officials were told that efforts at the state-level to create the new funding method would likely succeed in the 2015 legislative session. “There will be the ability, assuming that we do get those dollars next year, for these delays to be reversed,” he said. lpowers@gazette.net


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Before his Mike Peterson became the deadly Deathlok on ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” before his role as the assassin Mr. Blank on the hit CW show “Arrow,” and even before working with Joss Whedon to become a vampire-slaying hero in “Angel,” J. August Richards was just a boy from Prince George’s County who loved comic books and acting.

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culturally all over the place for me as a child growing up there,” Richards said. “It was very different, but I love the area and I love coming back there as often as I can.” Growing up, Richards wanted to be an actor. His family, in particular his mother, had other plans for him. “My mom wanted me to be either a lawyer or a priest,” Richards said. “You kind of hit the jackpot as a Latin American mother if you raise a priest. They had great hopes for me because I had very incredible grades and I was always being

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scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Bouville spent much of her early adult life in Toulouse, Paris, and New York City, earning a master’s degree at the Sorbonne in American literature. A member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, the Baltimore Watercolor Society and a resident artist at Washington Artworks in Rockville, her love of experimenting with collage and mixed water media is evident in her expressive works on paper and canvas. For more information, visit CarolBouville.com. CAROL BOUVILLE

“An Early Spring,” a mixed-media work by Carol Bouville, is on display at the MAA Gallery at Westfield Wheaton Mall.

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The interPLAYcompany Band, adult music makers of diverse abilities, will present “The British Are Coming, The British Are Coming” at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Cultural Arts Theatre, Georgia Avenue and East West High Way, Silver Spring. The participatory concert of 1960’s pop music from across the pond will feature rock ‘n’ roller Daryl Davis accompanying the 67 piece interPLAYcompany Band. Emcees will be Eliot Pfanstiehl, CEO, and Monica Jeffries-Hazangeles, present of The Music Center at Strathmore and WTOP anchor Deb Feinstein. Tickets are $25, $10 for those with disabilities. For more information, visit interplayband.org.

The sounds of ‘Silents’ As part of Montgomery Blair High School’s Fine Arts Festival, which continues to May 9, the school’s symphonic orchestra will perform “Salute to the Silents,” a 15 minute piece paying tribute to silent films by British composer Paul Lewis. Michelle Roberts, Montgomery Blair instrumental music director, was awarded a Wolftrap Foundation Grant to commission the piece, which will have its world premiere on May 1 Lewis at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring. This past week, Lewis traveled from Britain to work with the orchestra in advance of the performance. Additional festival events include a Concert Band and Concert Orchestra performance at 7 p.m. tonight at the Blair auditorium, as well as a presentation of “Canterbury Tales” at 7 p.m. May 8-9, also in the auditorium. An art show opens today at 5:30 p.m. in the school’s small gym. For more information, visit mbhs.edu.

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“Shakespeare Cinema, Part I” launched Friday at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in commemoration of the 450th anniversary of the Bard’s birth. The first of a planned three-part film series, set to culminate in 2016 (marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death), the unprecedented event will spotlight iconic directors such as Laurence Olivier, Kenneth Branagh, Orson Welles and Akira Kurosawa, and groundbreaking and trendsetting films such as “My Own Private Idaho,” “West Side Story,” “Ten Things I Hate About You” and many more. Part I continues to June 29. For a complete schedule, visit afi.com/ silver.

The mane event An exhibit of works by artist Marian Osher, inspired by her journey to “Jambo, Tanzania,” opens today at the Washington Printmakers Gallery at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. An opening reception is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, with an artist’s talk slated for 1:30 p.m. Fifty of Osher’s colorful monotypes offer viewers a visual MARIAN OSHER “alphabet” of wildlife encountered during her travels — birds, baboons, cape buffalo, chee“Simba” by Marian Osher, mixed-media monotahs, elephants and many more. A founding type on painted canvas, 12 x 24. member of the Washington Printmakers Gallery, Osher also is represented by the Ceres Gallery in New York, Philip Morton Gallery in Delaware and Gallery 50 in Delaware. The exhibit continues to May 25. Normal gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit washingtonprintmakers.com.

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POW! Comic book art hits the mark at Strathmore ON VIEW BY CLAUDIA ROUSSEAU An extensive look at the world of comic book art is now on view at the Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda. Once again, curator Harriet Lesser has pulled

out all the stops with an intelligent and informative exhibit that opens the door on a genre of art making that, while not the usual fare, is wildly popular with vast numbers of people all over the world. “A Shared Universe: The Art of Comic Books” occupies all the galleries of the Mansion, spilling

onto the stairway, and climaxing in a “Comic Book Reading Room” set up in the Invitational Gallery on the second floor. Here the visitor can relax on cushioned chairs with an array of comic books, graphic novels and comic inspired toys. The exhibit gathers a group of artists who have different relationships with comic book art, be it in the form of a kind of “fan art” inspired by the genre, or actual comic book artists making original drawings and storylines, both in print and on the web. In the first category are a series of paintings made at Lesser’s invitation by Washington, D.C. artist Andrew Wodzianski. An MFA graduate of the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the artist is probably best known in the region for his recent forays into endurance-based performance art. However, in his paintings over the past decade, Wodzianski

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has consistently shown his fascination with personal transformation, and his proclivity for horror films and comic characters. In his own words: “Disguise and mask iconography have been a lifelong passion… Monsters and superheroes both share themes of visual and thematic opposition. Dueling ninjas, iron men, and psychopathic vigilantes are a ripe source for exaggerated pairings. These masked warriors from comic books, storylines, and cartoon series are graphic tropes of good and evil. By disguising myself (and friends) in their likeness, I’m not only addressing personality conflict. I’m also tapping into the subversive nature of pop culture’s marketplace for adolescent boys; glorifying warfare, jingoism, and kung-fu grip.” Wodzianski’s richly colored oils in this exhibit feature multiple self-portraits with the masks of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and a friend as their Master, Splinter), Ironmen, and the like. There’s one as “Che Fawkes” that’s genuinely scary: the artist wears a Che Guevara T-shirt, with a Guy Fawkes mask — an item that has wide recognition among “fans” as a symbol of liberty. It’s a few layers down, but artistic revolution and freedom are embedded in there. JD Deardourff’s brightly colored hand-pulled screen prints are comic book inspired in a more direct way. Also a local artist, Deardourff develops his works by making collages of “splash pages” pieced together from his collection of comic books. Splash pages are comic book pages filled by a single image, often explosive in character, coming at climactic points in the narrative. Translating the collages into color screen prints, Deardourff’s work has the aesthetic of comic book art without any narrative. Making comic book inspired art that does not mimic predecessors like Roy Li-

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chtenstein or Andy Warhol is no small achievement in itself, but these effectively abstract prints are both exciting and original. Mark Newport’s approach is also rather unexpected: handknitted, invented “superhero” costumes, so long that they would literally only fit a person of superheroic proportions. Knitting is not the first medium one would associate with superheroes. The disjunction between the subject and the medium, usually associated with women, underlines the irony in these works. They are accompanied by prints showing the artist as a naked weakling furiously knitting his costumes to gain super powers. “He knew that if he could just finish this, he could help” is the tag on one of these. Funny, but a little painful too. Comic book covers loaned from the Library of Congress decorate the stairway wall, plus a series of original drawings by cartoonist Walter Kremer whose modern brush style defined the appearance, for example, of the animated “Caspar the Friendly

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Ghost.” The second-floor is dominated by comic artists, including the work of students from four colleges offering specialized degrees in “sequential art” — another term for comics. It is here that the wide array of styles and techniques used in making these become apparent, as well as the explosion of availability of new work online as well as in print. While DC and Marvel once completely dominated the production of comics, the field has been opened by these possibilities. Lesser has included a 1994 video clip from CNN announcing the departure of eight Marvel comic artists leaving to establish Image Comics. Since then, they have grown to become a phenomenon in the genre. Smaller web presences like “Girl Genius,” a “steampunk” genre that sets fictionalized history in historical settings, are represented, as well as many original drawings and inkings by famous artists like Josef Rubinstein. There’s nothing easy about this genre: the tendency is still to do the pencil drawings by hand, as well as the inking, and then to print and/or upload the imagery. Comic book or sequential art continues to depend upon a set of stylistic parameters, conventions that persist even with all the branching out that is evident in this exhibit. One of the takeaways from the show is the enormous creativity that is possible within a conventional framework. Looking at student work like, for example, that of Damien Torres of the Kubert School — the only accredited school devoted entirely to cartooning and the comic industry — the resilience of the convention is clear. Yet, there’s always something new around the corner. Don’t miss it. To June 8. For a complete listing of events, call 301-5815109 or visit strathmore.org.


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Everything old is new again. Just ask Steve Rogers, aka Captain America. Last month, the 90-year-old World War II veteran and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “First Avenger” not only star-spangled-ly succeeded in proving that sequels need not be overstuffed, uninspired reheats, but with a swing of his shield reinvigorated the April box office, heralding an earlier summer movie season for fanboys far and wide. A tough act to follow, but these are superheroes we’re talking about. On Friday, “The Amazing SpiderMan 2” will spin its web, with the hope of snagging more than a few of the audience members primed for heroics thanks to Cap and Company. But with multiple trailers, TV spots and even potato chip cans (et tu, Pringles?) pointing to a tone more in keeping with the bright, buoyant optimism of Sam Raimi’s movie franchise-launching trilogy, this followup to director Marc Webb’s grittier 2011 reboot, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” is somewhat of a conundrum. While early word pegs the chemistry between Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker and Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy as stronger than ever, a (spider) sense of all-too familiarity presides. The costume is a welcome Technicolor return to form, following the unnecessary and drab alterations of part one, while an unholy trinity of villains — Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Paul Giamatti’s Rhino and Dane Dehaan’s Green Goblin — would seem to echo the almost debilitating triumvirate of Raimi’s swan song. Still, it’s highly unlikely that these incidental returns to the well will wash this spider out. After all, “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” has already claimed a release date of June 10, 2016, and an evildoer spin-off “The Sinister Six” is on the way. While we’re on the subject of what goes around, coming around, Hugh Jackman is 45 years old. And since 2000, when Jackman first popped his claws as Marvel Comics’ favorite mutant, Wolverine, he has not stopped. The actor has reprised the character a total of seven times, with a eighth outing recently given the goahead. In “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (May 23), directed by the saga’s prodigal leader Brian Singer, Jackman travels back in time to assist the cast of Matthew Vaughn’s 2011 X-prequel “X-Men: First Class” in thwarting a mutant apocalypse. This results in an inter-mingling of the

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Growing up in the DMV Richards said he fell in love with television from the very first time he laid eyes on a TV. From then on, he knew he wanted to be on it. “I really haven’t ever really wanted to be anything other than an actor or a director,” Richards said. “When I was a kid, I also auditioned for ‘A Christmas Carol,’ which was being done by a Prince George’s cable access channel … it was an all-kid cast. I auditioned and ended up getting the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge, so that was kind of my first part on television. I always did plays in schools, from like the third grade on. My very first role, I was in the third grade and I played the sexton in the church play. That was my first lead role as well. I’ve been acting my entire life.” For as much as he loved acting,

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Andrew Garfield stars as Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” original series’ (“X-Men,” “X2: X-Men United” and “X-Men: The Last Stand”) pros with their 70s-era, whippersnapping counterparts, allowing the James McAvoy and Sir Patrick Stewart versions of sage telepath Professor Charles Xavier to play mind games, while Michael Fassbender and Sir Ian McKellen as tortured Magnetos young and old, respectively, bend spoons. It all hails from a 1980 comic book arc of the same name by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, which involved a time-traveling X-Man of a then-future 2014. Confused yet? Just you wait. Remember the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?” Let’s hope producer Michael Bay does, though scant promotional photos from the upcoming Aug. 8 film depicting shrouded (and far-too ripped) reptiles crouching on rooftops has caused shell-shock in more than one fan. Little is known about this revamp, and a brief teaser has provided few clues. Originally published by Mirage Studios in the early 1990s, the Turtles’ earliest incarnation was a gritty and violent black and white comic series, which landed a licensing deal and has ridden a wave of mainstream success to this very day, with an animated series going strong on Nickelodeon and a successful toy line still dotting the shelves of every Walmart in America. With Megan Fox as the heroes’ stalwart confidant April O’Neil and William Fichtner as a more corporate-minded Shredder, the new film could ooze studio greed, or satisfy a sweet bit of nostalgia for ticket buyers bringing their own turtle-loving tykes to the multiplex. Richards loved comic books just as much. Growing up, he and his buddies would beg someone’s parents to drive them to Geppi’s Comic World, which is now Alliance Comics, in Silver Spring every weekend. “We would call and make sure they had the comics we were looking for,” Richards said. “We’d have them save us copies so that they wouldn’t sell out. I was a tremendous comic book fan as a kid.” This past Easter weekend, Richards came home to participate in Awesome Con at the Washington Convention Center in D.C. True to his nature, Richards signed autographs, took pictures with folks there and begged fans not to ask any specific questions about “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” that might get him into trouble. Richards said it was incredible to do Awesome Con where he was the hometown favorite. “I was definitely groomed by where I grew up, being the D.C.-VirginiaMaryland area,” Richards said. “I got a lot of culture from the area. I got a lot of exposure to a lot of different things. I was lucky enough to be a part of the NAACP ACT-SO competition when I was in high school. I went to a performing arts high school in Suitland, Md. My mom used to take me to the Kennedy Center all the time. I participated in so many programs and workshops there in D.C. So it’s kind of awesome to bring those things back there and maybe share my experiences and the experiences I’ve gained once I left there. I feel very connected to the D.C. area, obviously, and a lot of my family still lives there. It feels really great to be coming back home and sharing.”

“I could be, you know? A hero.” Whedon has a tendency to cast actors he’s worked with in the past for his shows. Actors such as Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Eliza Dushku, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, all have been in more than one Whedon show or enterprise. Despite having a great relationship with Whedon, Richards said he still had to audition for the role of Mike Peterson for “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Richards said even the Joss Whedon All-Stars have to fit the part in Whedon’s eyes. “One of the things I love about Joss is, while he is loyal to the actors he’s worked with in the past, he never gives handouts,” Richards said. “It’s always what’s right with the story. So I had to audition and it entailed me doing a lot of things that no one had ever seen me

Speaking of Michael Bay, the baron of things-that-go-boom is once again at the controls for the multi-billion dollar machine that is “Transformers,” with the film series’ fourth installment “Age of Extinction” due June 27. Gen-Xers may remember Hasbro’s first generation toys of their youth as being the catalyst for many a fun-filled afternoon, but a long-lived Marvel Comics series coexisted with both the action-figures and the animated cartoon and was pivotal in shaping the mythology of fan-favorites, the Dinobots. At least one of these Jurassic bots will make his big screen debut this summer, as the Tyrannosaurus Rex-like Grimlock was revealed during a highly-anticipated Super Bowl spot. Mark Wahlberg joins the fray to lead the human resistance, but one has a feeling he’ll be overshadowed by Optimus Prime’s new ride. Bay recently told Entertainment Weekly that Grimlock would “measure 150 feet long from tail to nostrils, 63.5 feet tall from the ground to the top of his horns, and weigh 850 tons.” Not quite so tall, but no less fierce, Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) joins the ranks of Thor, the Incredible Hulk and Iron-Man when Marvel’s spaceopera experiment “Guardians of the Galaxy” blasts into the public consciousness on Aug. 1. And if he’s anything like those ring-tailed cretins that tear into the garbage bins on trash night and drag fast food wrappers throughout the yard, the public consciousness will never be the same. noravec@gazette.net

do — play a father … there were a lot of elements to the character that I didn’t necessarily do on ‘Angel.’” Normally, if Richards’s manager gives him a call saying he has an audition that day, he would pass on the opportunity. Thanks to a promise he made to himself, Richards didn’t pass on the audition of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” “The joy for me is creating the character and figuring out what from my past correlates with a particular character’s current situation,” Richards said. “But last year, I made a New Year’s resolution that I was going to start trying new things. I was just going to throw my old playbook out the window on a lot of topics and try new things. So when my manager called me, she said ‘Sweetie, I know you’re going to say no, but you have a same-day appointment and it’s for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’” Before getting the audition, when Richards heard Whedon was going to be doing “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” he knew he wanted to be a part of it. “When I heard they were doing this show, I called my manager and I asked her if there were any roles for someone like me,” Richards said. “And she said, ‘No, I’m reading the breakdown and there’s nothing for you.’ And I was like, ‘Really? Not a guest star, co-star, nothing?’ And she said, ‘No, you don’t fit the bill for any of the parts.’ Still, in my mind, I felt like I really wanted to be a part of that show.” He went into the audition cold — no advance script readings. He read the script once he got to the audition and fell in love with the role of Mike Peterson. “I felt like I just had to play this guy because there’s a line in the pilot that was also in my audition where Mike says, ‘I could be, you know? A hero,’” Richards said. “That line just spoke to me so much because prior to doing ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ I was out of work for 18 months. I was going to audition after audition after audition and I wasn’t booking anything. “There was one particular day in those 18 months where I was working on an audition and I was working on it so hard and I kind of zoomed out from myself for a second and I said, ‘Wow, you haven’t worked for so long, but you’re still throwing yourself into this 100 percent as if you just started.’ … So when I read the audition scene for Mike Peterson and he said, ‘I could be, you know? A hero,’ I just really understood that moment because I know what it feels like to have your back up against the wall and still believe in yourself so

Once every year, more than 2,000 comic book stores across the world open the doors to a flood of people who have one thing in mind — free comic books. Now, in its 14th year, Free Comic Book Day is slated for May 3, with shops offering special deals, a host of special guests and roughly 60 free comic book titles. Comic book companies big and small participate. In advance of its film release in August, Marvel will have both a “Guardians of the Galaxy” and a “Rocket Raccoon” comic book available, while DC Comics will unveil its New 52 “Future’s End” special edition, IDW will put out “Transformers vs. G.I. Joe,” and Dark Horse is set to release a free “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” comic book. Dark Horse, the same company behind the popular “Buffy,” and “Angel,” comic books, will also release “Project Black Sky,” which will premiere an American Sign Language font. Other books, for those who aren’t into the mainstream, are available, while special titles for young children, such as “Hello Kitty,” “Scrooge McDuck,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and even the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” will grace the free comic book sections. “Archie Digest #1” is perhaps the biggest comic book in the lot — literally. With (almost) 100 pages, there are enough laughs and jokes to start this incarnation of Archie, Jughead and Veronica on the right foot. Dan Parent, who has worked on Archie comics for 27 years, had a hand in putting “Archie Digest #1” together. For Parent, who recently was at Awesome Con in D.C., free Comic Book Day is a great time for fans and curious folk alike to get together and enjoy comic books. “It’s always wonderful because you go to the comic book stores and you meet all the fans in

completely. Once I read that line, I really understood who the man was and from there it was just easy.” After getting a phone call from his manager later that evening saying they liked what they saw, Richards sent an email to Whedon. “I said, ‘Listen, I auditioned for your show today. I really love the character. I would love to play this character and if you see anything in my audition that you think will work for the character, I promise you I’ll give you 110 percent to bring this thing to reality.’ Then I fell asleep,” Richards said. “Woke up the next morning, had totally forgotten about it. My phone was ringing off the hook with my manager saying ‘You got the part! You have a meeting with Joss at 2 o’clock.’ So I drove over there and I said, ‘Oh my God! I can’t believe I’m going to be working with you again! Did you get my email?’ And he goes, ‘What email?’”

Deathlok Richards said he had no idea at the time of the audition that he was going to become Deathlok, Marvel Comic’s resident cyborg. He assumed that he was just going to be a one-time guest star and that would be the end of it. Later, he got a phone call from production saying he had a costume fitting. Of course, he was a little taken aback, having to drive ‘very far away from L.A.’ to a weird location. “I went in … and I’m being measured and fit and they’re putting weird things on my body and I’m just thinking to myself, ‘What is going on?’” Richards said. On his way home, Richards received a phone call from Maurissa Tancharoen, a writer, producer and co-creator of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Tancharoen, who has worked with Whedon on several projects, including “The Avengers,” is married to another co-creator and writer on the show, Whedon’s brother, Jed. “She said, ‘Listen, I’m sure you’re wondering what’s going on. Your character is going to be turned into Deathlok from the Marvel comics,’” Richards said. “I just had to pull my car over and just celebrate quietly with myself because of what it meant and I was so incredibly excited that here I am, this huge comic book fan as a child … honestly, if you would have asked me when I was a child what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said a superhero. It was such a full-circle moment and I just sat there on the side of the road so

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person,” Parent said. “When you actually have a book that’s part of the Free Comic Book Day, it’s always great because you’re going to get swamped.” Growing up, like most people who work in the comic book industry, Parent was a big fan. “As I got older, I just gravitated towards the art and style and I just wanted to be an artist,” Parent said. “I went to the Kubert School, which is a cartoony school that a lot of comic book artists go to. That’s how it all started.” While at the Kubert School in New Jersey, the people behind Archie comics were looking to hire fresh, new talent. The time couldn’t have been better for Parent, who was just about ready to graduate. “I had done some samples for my portfolio with Archie, because I was a fan and I loved the style,” Parent said. “They hired me to do a few one-pagers and short stories. From then on it just kind of snowballed and that was 27 years ago and I’ve been there since.” Parent said Free Comic Book Day should be a boon to stores as customers tend to come in droves on that day. Also, anything that gets children into reading is a plus for Parent. “I just think Free Comic Book Day is fantastic. I love being a part of it. I love encouraging kids to read and get into comics. I think Free Comic Book Day is the best thing that’s happened to comic book shops in years. Every year, I’m always a part of it.” wfranklin@gazette.net

happy and excited.” Once the costume fitting was complete, which took a couple of weeks, Richards said he felt like a real superhero. “I felt like Deathlok,” Richards said. “But there’s so much psychologically that goes into being Deathlok. In his first appearance in a comic book, on the cover it says ‘The Steel-Smashing Origin of the World’s Most Offbeat Superhero.’ It’s very true. The Deathlok character is very offbeat and I just feel like I’m the perfect person to play him because I’m very offbeat as well. Just who Deathlok is is so unique and specific and it’s just a great role. I’m so happy to be playing it.” Richards found out right before Christmas that he had landed the role. When he came home to visit his family for the holidays, he brought out his old comic book collection to start his research. “I tweeted a picture of my comic book collection the other day because when I went home for Christmas, I wanted to investigate the collection and see if I found anything about Deathlok,” Richards said. “I wanted my research to start with my comic book collection. I thought there would be really something special about that. And lo and behold, I did find some information about Deathlok in my comic book collection. So I started there, then I contacted Marvel and they made some of the old comics available to me. That’s how I started my research process.” As for his favorite comic book character, Richards points out that by sheer volume alone, his favorite has to be another popular Marvel superhero. “If I left it up to the facts, I guess Spider-Man would be my favorite because I have the most Spider-Man comic books,” Richards said. “Me and my friends, a real highlight for us was ‘Secret Wars,’ when Spider-Man got his new costume. I’d have to say, statistically speaking, Spider-Man is the character I have the most books on.” Although Richards wouldn’t give any spoilers about the final episodes of this season of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Deathlok will be in this week’s episode, “Nothing Personal,” and next week’s, “Ragtag.” Whether he’ll be in the finale is a mystery. “The only secret I can give is that it’s going to be really exciting and that it’s all connected,” Richards said.” And will Deathlok pop up in “The Avengers 2?” “Anything is possible.” wfranklin@gazette.net


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"If the mechanics are right, the shoulder should not be an issue. I think coaches are aware, good coaches are always trying to stay up on technique and better ways to do things..." Ed Hendrickson, Magruder softball coach

With only two games remaining on the regular season schedule, the Quince Orchard High baseball team is hoping to gather some momentum heading into the postseason. Quince Orchard (10-5) is among the perennial powers in the county and viewed as a contender for the 4A West Region title this spring. The Cougars may be peaking at the right time. Quince Orchard is scheduled to travel to Magruder Wednesday, head to Northwood on Saturday and host Sherwood on Monday. “We’ve been playing much better over the last two weeks,” Quince Orchard coach Jason Gasaway said. “I think our hitting is really coming around and our pitching has been better. Our defense is just about there. We’ve got a tough stretch of games to end

the season and then we have to turn around and be ready for the playoffs.” Quince Orchard batters are hitting .267 and the team is averaging 5.67 runs per games. Sophomore Jack Ropelewski is hitting .500 with a pair of doubles, junior Nathan Kessler is batting .326 with three doubles and senior David Thibeau is 14 for 43 with two doubles, one triple and a home run. “I’ve never seen a player hit so many sharp liners,” Gasaway said. “There’s a kid that could easily be hitting .500 right now. He makes great contact almost every time at the plate. He’s just been really unlucky. He’s probably hit 10 or 12 sharp liners that should have gone for base hits. Hopefully, his luck will change in the playoffs.” Thibeau admitted there have been some frustrating moments for him at the plate. “I try not to think about it too much,” said Thibeau, who plans to attend the University of Maryland, College Park this

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About a year-and-a-half ago, Poolesville High School junior Jon Bateky didn’t know what his post-graduation future held. As a member of Poolesville’s magnet program and strong student, Bateky knew he was going to have plenty of college options, but he also wondered if his childhood goal of playing big-time college football was going to come to fruition. “It was kind of crazy sophmore year since I wasn’t sure and didn’t even know what was going on,” said Bateky, 17, now a junior. “Now, with [the Division I recruiting process] it is like a dream coming true.” Following that sophmore

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Poolesville High School junior defensive end and Division I recruit Jon Bateky lifts weights on Thursday after school. year and a standout junior season Bateky’s recruiting stock — particularly over the past few months — has improved. Western Michigan University offered him his first scholarship in early

February with Rutgers, West Virginia and Old Dominion since following suit. “We had a sense his 10th grade year that he had a chance to go play in college,” Pooles-

ville coach Will Gant said. “... So we sent a lot of film out last spring to schools and recruiting services to get a feel for where Jon would fit and he’s just exploded.” Bateky, a Boyds resident whose home school is Northwest, began playing football at age 10 for the South Germantown Football Association and quickly fell in love with the sport, he said. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound 2013 All-Gazette second team selection is being recruited as a defensive end, but has lined up running back, linebacker, safety and offensive line during his playing tenure. And since he began receiving interest from colleges a little over a year ago, Bateky has improved dramatically on and off the field. “My confidence in my abilities has been the biggest change,” said Bateky, who was moved up to the Falcons’

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Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart's Allie Rock has been dealing with type I diabetes since she was 3.

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Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart girls’ lacrosse’s Allie Rock is one of the premier playmakers in Montgomery County. But when the senior attacker talks about how she’s putting up

the best numbers of her high school tenure, she’s not talking about her team-high 45 goals. She’s talking about her blood sugar. Rock is a type 1 diabetic. She was diagnosed when she was three years old and has coped with the autoimmune disease ever since. “There are some things I can’t control but I don’t want diabetes to define the way

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busy weekend with a week’s time in between. Softball, just like any other sport, is continuously evolving as athletes become bigger, faster and stronger and learn more about their limits and the intricacies of the sport. And recent developments may have revealed cause for concern in the younger generation of pitchers who are adding more and more movement-based pitches such as screwballs and curveballs at a younger age, Col. Zadok Magruder coach Ed Hendrickson said. Twenty years ago most softball pitchers focused primarily on fastballs and changeups, possibly a good riseball, Obal said. While a pitcher with enough speed probably could blast through a mediocre high school lineup, power no longer has the effect it once did, longtime Montgomery Blair coach Louie Hoelman said, as players have started to make the proper adjustments at the plate to catch up to those fast pitches. “I definitely think in clinics now they’re talking about pitchers having five and six pitches and not throwing as many fastballs in a game,” Hoelman said. “Players have learned to shorten their swings and go right to the ball.” The screwballs, dropballs and curveballs that are being mixed in more frequently, and especially start-

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Continued from Page B-1 varsity squad late during his freshman year and has since helped the program to consecutive 7-4 playoff seasons. “Now that I know I am one of the better players on the field, it makes me motivated to elevate my game more and more; I’m in the weight room every day trying to get better. Bateky’s confidence in himself resulted in an all-around junior season — playing the run and pass — with 70 tackles (30

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Continued from Page B-1 I play or the way I am,” said Rock, of Silver Spring. Dealing with type 1 diabetes is a daunting task for anybody, let alone a varsity athlete competing at a high level. Rock, a Mercer University recruit, said she pricks her finger to test her blood sugar about seven times per day, sometimes during practices and even in the middle of games. If her sugar

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fall and major in engineering. “My coach always reminds me

for loss, 10 sacks), seven pass deflections and seven forced fumbles. “Jon’s very humble. He’s got very good feet, he’s explosive, he’s strong, he’s versatile and he’s relentless,” Gant said. “As the year progressed last year, teams began knowing about him and they would run away from him. But he chased so many plays down from the back side — that’s something that is a gift, you can’t teach it.” This summer will be key for Bateky’s recruitment, he and Gant agreed. Bateky, who also plays basketball for the Falcons,

plans to attend several camps to gain more exposure. “We are lifting him, sending film out and making phone calls on his behalf, but at the end of the day, it’s on him and he’s been putting in the work,” Gant said. “... He’s got some offers and a few schools that have been by that want to see him in camp. I’ve told him if there is a school that hasn’t offered you, go to their camp and s how them and prove to them what you can do.”

is low, she raises it by taking glucose tablets or chugging a Coca-Cola — she has done that three times mid-game so far this season, she said. But to Rock, type 1 diabetes is more an obstacle than a barrier. A lacrosse player since first grade, she has learned to deal with the chronic condition and used sports as her motivation; she is eating healthy, exercising daily and constantly monitoring her blood sugar. “Honestly, sports are what help me keep my blood sugar

grounded,” she said. Rock is playing some of her best lacrosse this spring. She has already surpassed her 26-goal total from last season as the leading scorer on Stone Ridge (8-4 as of Monday). “I practiced and worked hard over the summer,” Rock said. “Not only with stick skills and physical skills, but keeping my numbers under control.” When Rock takes a shot, she rarely misses, senior Natalie Gosnell said. Her go-to move involves charging the

goal, dodging the defender and launching the shot — a play that coaches and teammates aptly call the “rock and roll.” Gosnell said Rock, an attacker, is contributing both on offense and defense, with 12 forced turnovers. “There’s an extreme transformation from last year to this year,” Gosnell said. Rock credited her teammates with putting her in scoring position. “I’m just getting [more of] those golden opportunities

more this year,” she said. Stone Ridge coach Kara Thiede said Rock has been mature about how she manages her condition. Whereas before Rock might have been hesitant to check her blood sugar during practices, now she’ll tap her fingers, signaling that she needs to take a break, Thiede said. “That’s the neat thing about this. She has accepted it and she’s taking care of her body the best way she can,” Thiede said. “… It’s an amazing thing

to try and overcome.” Julie Rock, Allie Rock’s mother, said her daughter has worked out or played lacrosse nearly every day for the last three years, helping her play at an elite level in her senior season. “She’s pretty determined and she has never really let it affect her,” Julie Rock said. “She’s never really used it as a crutch or an explanation.”

to focus on making good contact. I think I’ve been swinging the bat well all season. I haven’t even looked at the stats once this year. Maybe one game I’ll have three hits rather than three line

drive outs.” Ropelewski has not only been a pleasant surprise at the plate for the Cougars, but the sophomore has also diplayed defensive versatility, playing

shortstop, third base, first base and even pitching on occasion. “I’ve always been used to playing shortstop, but I like playing different positions,” Ropelewski said.

“It gives me a chance to get a look at the field from different perspectives. It gives me a better understanding of what is involved in the game. I think we can continue to play well.

If we can win our last three games, that will give us a lot of momentum heading into the playoffs.”

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however, mean that softball pitchers are immune to the wear and tear of competition or possible overuse, that motion-based injuries do not occur. Most coaches agreed there are major benefits to having more than one pitcher, especially in a spring such as 2014 when inclement weather and cancellations have led to many four- and five-game weeks. Take for instance, Our Lady of Good Counsel. While sophomore right-handed pitcher Alexis Randall’s tremendous offseason improvements have separated her as the Falcons’ clear No. 1 — she is 6-2 in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, with a 1.55 overall earned-run average and 55 strikeouts compared to last year’s 5.28 ERA and 34 strikeouts — longtime coach Paula Obal has three capable pitchers at her disposal, something she said has been a luxury. Randall has pitched 12 of the team’s 17 contests but freshman Lexi Lutz (2-0) and senior Maura Nicholson (1-2) have stepped in on occasion to give her a rest during busy weeks. Travel ball pitchers can pitch upwards of five to seven games over a tournament weekend but Obal admitted there’s something different about the daily grind of high school season compared to a

ing at a younger age than ever, coaches agreed, require a different wrist action upon release, Hendrickson said, that puts more stress on players’ elbows — not to mention the potential for injuries when technique is not precise. The latter is an issue undefeated Blair pitcher Annie Pietanza is dealing with; an out-of-place hip movement on some of her pitches has led to elbow tendonitis. This doesn’t mean players will be any less likely to throw these pitches, coaches said, but Hendrickson stressed the importance of awareness and pitch count and game plans — perhaps limiting the number of screwballs to 15 per game, for example. “If the mechanics are right, the shoulder should not be an issue,” Hendrickson said. “I think coaches are aware, good coaches are always trying to stay up on technique and better ways to do things. If you have some kid who has tendonitis flaring up, you take the screwball away [for a bit] and it’s not stressing the arm. That’s where the pitching plan comes in. ...We’re fortunate enough to have Fiona [Johnson] and Allie [Walsh] and I think if a program is blessed enough to have more than one it makes sense to have some sort of rotation.”


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A father of two Montgomery County high school girls’ lacrosse coaches, Frank Holliday, has been splitting his time between Quince Orchard and Thomas S. Wootton this season, supporting both of his daughters’ teams as he photographs their games from the sidelines. But on Monday — with Cougars coach Jennifer Holliday Mohr going against her younger sister, Patriots’ rookie coach Shannon Holliday — he had to keep a foot in both camps. Literally. “I had one foot on the 49 [yard line] of one side, and one foot on the 49 of the other,” he said. Jennifer and Shannon were teammates at Quince Orchard (2004) and at Longwood University (2008), but said this was their first time competing against one another. Though the game wasn’t as close as they’d anticipated — Quince Orchard won 21-13 — it was a memorable evening for the Holliday family. “This one was special. This was one I was looking forward to,” said Frank Holliday, who attended the game with his wife Tammy, his father, and other friends and relatives. Third-year coach Jennifer Holliday Mohr described the experience as “bittersweet.” On the one hand, it was her first time beating the Patriots, and her upperclassmen played at the top of their games on senior night. On the other, she said it was difficult coaching against her younger sister, who helped

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Thomas S. Wootton High School’s Myles Romm throws during Saturday’s boys’ lacrosse game against Winston Churchill at Wootton. The Patriots won, 14-6. out on the Quince Orchard staff the past two seasons. “I kind of tried to not think that she was on the sideline, otherwise it was too emotional,” she said. Quince Orchard is on a four-game win streak and moves to 6-3 with the victory, while Wootton drops to 3-7. The sisters, who went to dinner with their family after the game, said they hope to meet again in the postseason. “This is probably a turning point in their season and hopefully it’ll be a wakeup call for my girls,” Shannon Holliday said.

Poolesville full of promise Josh Funk knew he had athletes when he took over as coach of the Poolesville boys’ team before the season. What he didn’t know is that they’d be able to develop into lacrosse players

this quickly. The Falcons (8-2) are on a five-game winning streak and have already doubled last year’s win total (4-9), with three games remaining on their regular season schedule. And here’s the kicker: They’re only getting better. The Falcons’ roster is packed with young, multi-sport athletes; the majority of the key players — including their topfive leading scorers — are juniors and sophomores. “It’s a very, very young but talented group,” said Funk, a Poolesville alumnus (2004) and All-Gazette Player of the Year. Junior Joel Hessels (28 goals) is Poolesville’s leading scorer while sophomores Adam Branscome (45 points) and Jake Armstrong (42 points) lead the team in points and assists. Junior Sean Parker, a football and basketball player, has

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helped lead a defense that is surrendering only 6.4 goals per game. “His confidence grows every game. It’s been great to see his development,” said Funk, who played for Ohio State and the Minnesota Swarm of the National Lacrosse League. Poolesville is scheduled to host Richard Montgomery Wednesday, then plays Northwest on the road Friday before Monday’s season-finale at home against Winston Churchill. “A year makes a huge difference for some of the younger guys,” Funk said. “… Their confidence is only growing.” egoldwein@gazette.net

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With the Old Line Conference playoffs set to get under way next week, Avalon did its part to secure the top seed in the tournament with a 5-1 victory against The Heights Thursday evening at Kelley Park. The Heights (7-9) won the first meeting earlier this spring, 3-2, on a solo home run by Matt McCreary. “[Thursday] was a great game and another intense game between our teams,” The Heights’ first-year coach Jon Fritts said. “It was scoreless through four innings, we get a run in the fifth, but then we could not hold it. “I thought Brady Hall threw an excellent game for me. He’s 3-6 on the season, but his earned-run average is somewhere around 1.75. He’s definitely my ace and I will ride him through the playoffs.” The Heights and Avalon will likely both host first round games and are expected to meet again in the Old Line Conference championship on May 10. “We really have to take it one practice at a time and one game at a time,” Fritts said. “We are certainly not looking past whoever we get in the semifinals. We’re not taking any games for granted.” Our Lady of Good Counsel (8-8) overcame a slow start to its season by winning four of its last five games heading into Wednesday’s home finale against Washington Catho-

BASEBALL NOTEBOOK BY TED BLACK lic Athletic Conference foe St. John’s. The Falcons lost to St. John’s 10-2 on April 10. Watkins Mill (4-8) lost its first seven games, which is nothing new for the Wolverines, who won only three games last season and only one game the year before. But from April 7-12, the Wolverines won three straight games and then returned from spring break to win their next game. “I think it was good for our kids,” said Watkins Mill firstyear coach Michael Celenza, a 2006 Quince Orchard graduate “I think it’s important for the kids to see that they can have that type of success. The games have been getting better and better and the practices. “It’s good to see kids that come out to practice and then want to stay after practice to get in extra work,” Celenza said. “That’s the only way we can build it back up. We’ve made good steps, but we’re capable of playing a lot better.”

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Softball pitchers, by nature, tend to be among the strongest players, mentally, on the field. Given the impact their position has on each game, they almost have to be. James H. Blake freshman pitcher Ellie Smethurst has displayed strength and maturity beyond her years this spring, Bengals coach Nicole Wallace said. Just before she pitched her first regular season game, Smethurst’s mother died in her sleep from a blood clot that had traveled into her lungs. Smethurst said she never considered walking away from the team or the sport, but rather, something she has always loved, it has become an outlet for her during a tremendously hard time that no teenager should be faced with. “[The softball field] is a place I can come and do what I do and not worry about anything,” Smethurst said. The left-hander certainly did what she does quite well in a one-hit, 5-0 shutout of perennial contender Thomas S. Wootton for her fourth victory of the spring; Blake is now 103. Smethurst said she feels like she is playing for a bit more this season.

SOFTBALL NOTEBOOK BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN So do the Bengals, Wallace said. While, understandably, Smethurst said she doesn’t spend much time talking about the recent tragedy, she said she is grateful for the support from her teammates, many of whom she was just starting to get to know. “Ellie is one of the strongest players out there, mentally,” Wallace said. “This team is kind of quiet on the field but she is one of the first who is coming out of her shell and it’s surprising giving everything thing she’s going through. ... I feel like we’re playing for a little bit more, this season. We barely knew her [when it happened] but it brought us together so quickly. It’s so, so unfortunate, I do think it forced us immediately to be family.”

Northwest in danger of losing seeding The defending state semifinalist Northwest High School softball team has won seven consecutive games after a surprisingly mediocre 2-2 start to 2014 en route to capturing the Montgomery 4A/3A West Division title — the Jaguars clinched

HOW THEY RANK n 1. Sherwood (12-0) n 2. Montgomery Blair (14-0) n 3. Col. Zadok Magruder (11-2) n 4. Northwest (9-2) n 5. James H. Blake (10-3)

that with a 16-6, 6-inning win against Quince Orchard April 23. Sophomore pitcher Bridgette Barbour, who has held opposing teams to a .232 batting average against her, appears to be finding her late-season form. Just last week alone she struck out 47 batters in 24 innings. Barbour’s .667 batting average is second on the team to catcher Jordan Sheppard (.676 batting average) but she leads the team with 20 runs batted in. With five games remaining Northwest’s biggest concern at this point will be fitting in the minimum of 14 games by Monday —— the draw is Tuesday — that are needed to qualify for seeding in the Class 4A West Region tournament, according to Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association rules. The Jaguars are currently 9-2, three games shy of that number, with a less than desirable forecast for the majority of this week. “We’re cutting it kind of

KEEPING IT BRIEF Bullis wins bronze medal at Penn Relays Bullis School’s Simone Glenn, a senior transfer, has been a vital part of the Bullis team this season and on Friday she helped the Bulldogs place third (47.54) in the 400 relay small schools championship at the Penn Relays. Glenn was joined by Alexis Pastell, Kyla Lewis, Gabrielle Tielman — all part of the Glenarden Track Club.

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Kennedy senior takes 11th at Penn Relays John F. Kennedy’s Alieu Cole doesn’t usually compete in the 400 hurdles — the event isn’t usually part of Maryland meets — so his strategy going into Saturday’s championship at the Penn Relays was to run it like a 300 and make his move after 200 meters. In hindsight that was a little too early, he

said, but the senior still managed to take 11th with a 55.07. “I mean, I just wasn’t adjusted,” said Cole, who last ran a 400 hurdles over the summer. “I might have run the race a little too hard … I was just trying to bring it home the last 200 meters.” Cole recorded the best county hurdle time since 2006, according to mocorunning.com.

— ERIC GOLDWEIN

Poolesville senior shines It’s not the final lap of the 3,000 that gets to Poolesville’s Chase Weaverling, but the one before, he said. “It’s really two laps to go when I really feel like, ‘Oh my God, I have 800 meters left,’” Weaverling said. “That’s when you need to mentally get strong and pick it up.” But Weaverling did exactly that, going out with a bang in his second and final Penn Relays. The senior finished the 3,000 in 8 minutes, 33.73 seconds, improving on

last year’s time (8:36.97) by more than three seconds. Weaverling, a University of Virginia recruit, placed 18th, with Loudoun Valley’s Andrew Hunter winning the race (8:16.31).

— ERIC GOLDWEIN

Ledecky earns three more major wins Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart junior Katie Ledecky won three events at the Mesa Grand Prix in Arizona last week. After wins in the 400-meter freestyle Thursday and 200-meter freestyle Friday with a personalbest time of 1:56.27 — Ledecky has proven she is not just a distance freestyler — the 2012 Olympic gold medalist won the 800-meter freestyle Saturday by nearly 13 seconds with a time of 8:20.10 seconds. The time, according to USA Swimming, was this year’s third fastest in the world.

— JENNIFER BEEKMAN

close, this rain forecast is killing me,” Corpuz said. “I’ll do whatever it takes [to get the games in], I’d like to get in all 16 if we can.” For the first time, each region has been divided into two sections, the winners will meet for a spot in the state semifinals. There will only be two seeded teams per section. Northwest will play in six-team Section II, along with last year’s region fi-

nalist Clarksburg and Col. Zadok Magruder, which has only lost to undefeated Sherwood and Montgomery Blair. The Jaguars are poised to nab a top seed, which would give them a first-round bye and extra practice time — something that has fallen by the wayside with all the rain postponements early in the season — but will fall into the random draw if it doesn’t play at least three games

by Monday. “You really want to get that seeding, you really do like that extra time to sharpen up on some things and make sure you get a game plan and are focused, extra preparation time is a good thing,” Corpuz said. “It also allows the girls to rest a little bit to freshen up. It’s a long week if you’re going to make it to the region final.”


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EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Richard Montgomery students finalists in eco-challenge Two students from Richard Montgomery High School in

Rockville were named finalists in the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education sixth annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, an environmental sustainability challenge designed to provide kindergartners through 12thgraders with the tools and inspiration to improve their schools, communities and world. Junior Richard Yarrow of Bethesda and senior Jessica Li of Gaithersburg, as Team: Green Rockets, made it to the finals with their project to create effective, eco-friendly soap and detergent. They were the Montgomery County team to place in the competition. Maryland had three other finalist teams, including the winner from Glen Burnie, which invented a novel biosensor and filter for environmental contaminants. As part of the contest, students across the country identified environmental issues in their schools and communities and created replicable solutions using digital curriculum designed by Discovery Education. The winners were selected on each project’s viable solution to a real world environmental challenge, their ability to engage the support of the local community and their ability to be replicated globally.

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Dillon Papier, 11, of Frederick works on his time skills with Julianne Fuchs-Musgrave, director of the National Institutes of Health Children’s School at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda.

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patients and some weeks there can be 14, but she and fellow teacher Ann Malo annually work with about 100 students from across the country and around the world. “It’s a wonderful place to work for me personally,” Fuchs-Musgrave said. “We are incredibly well supported: academic support from [the county school system] and support within the clinical center. Both entities really want us here.” Jameire Covin, 10, who was diagnosed with aplastic anemia when he was 2, is a fifth-grader from Long Branch, N.J. He has been a patient at the clinical center since October and studies with Malo most days. Jameire’s favorite subject is math, but on April 11 he and Malo were working on his book report on “Dinosaurs Before Dark” one of the “Magic Tree House” series by Mary Pope Osborne. Dillon Papier, 11, of Frederick has Niemann-Pick type C disease — an inabil-

ity to metabolize cholesterol that leads to neurological impairment — and spends one week each month at NIH, said his mother, Darrile Papier. He was working with Fuchs-Musgrave on reading and telling time. “Having Dillon maintain the school work through the week he is here is helpful,” Papier said. “His teachers [appreciate] that he is not behind.” Another bonus to the program is that it is a change of routine for both the patients and their parents, Fuchs-Musgrave said. “Some [kids] see this as an escape, they enjoy being here, to be able to get out of their rooms,” she said. “It’s a break from medical procedures and the medical atmosphere. It offers them continuity and, in some cases, a sense of normalcy.”

Students compete in Math Olympics

Students jump their way to heart health

Students from Living Grace Christian School in Montgom-

ery Village participated in the Northeast Association of Christian Schools International Math Olympics on April 8, winning nine awards for the school. In the Computation Competition, sixth-grader Liliana Gomez placed first with a medal and perfect score. Eighth-grader Caleb Switzer also placed first; and seventh-grader Santiago Chitiva, sixth-grader Gabriel Magaña and fourth-grader Sarah Aguilar placed second. In that same category, fourth-

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present “And Then There Were None” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the school’s Ertzman Theatre, 300 Olney Sandy Spring Road. Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island in Agatha Christie’s mystery comedy. One by one, they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the 10 “soldiers” meets his death until there were none. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and are available at the door. For more information, email Andrew_R_ Dodge@mcpsmd.org.

Students from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring will

Fifth-grader Jameire Covin, 10, of Long Branch, N.J., a patient at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, reviews his book report with teacher Ann Malo. The NIH Clinical Center has a year-round Children’s School to help students maintain their studies while undergoing treatment.

Barnesville school reduces energy use of 39 schools in the annual Green Cup Energy Challenge 2014 for the Chesapeake Region, reducing energy use by 10.3 percent from the same time period of last year. The Green Cup Challenge is a program of the Green Schools Alliance that “motivates schools worldwide to track their electricity use and make improvements to operations and facilities while also cultivating sustainable behaviors and student engagement,” according to an alliance press release. During the challenge, students and faculty were encouraged to reduce energy use by switching off lights in unoccupied rooms or using natural light in classrooms when sufficient and turning off computer monitors when not in use. They were provided with reminders and energy facts during morning meeting. To track energy use throughout the challenge, which took place Jan. 15 to Feb. 12, Bernie Weintraub, director of facilities; Tara Barnhart, an eighthgrade teacher; and Susanne Johnson, director of institutional advancement, worked with the Green Cup Student Committee to read the meters each week. The readings were entered into a web-based software created to track competition standings and allow Green Cup Challenge administrators to compare performance between schools. Reducing energy use continues to remain a priority at Barnesville and is an integral component of the school’s status as a Certified Maryland Green School, Kristen S. Carter, director of marketing and communications, said in an email.

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It’s a one-room schoolhouse that serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade, but there is nothing old-fashioned about it. Attached to one wall is a large-screen TV for watching science shows or communicating via Skype with classes around the country or even around the world. There are two computers, bookcases full of reading material, shelves of school supplies and a large work table in the center of the room. Another thing about this school: Called the NIH Children’s School, it is in the pediatric unit of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda. Besides tissues and a box of face masks plus the IV poles the students often drag in with them, there is no medical paraphernalia to be found. “The school here provides an important service to pediatric patients,” Dr. John I. Gallin, director of the NIH Clinical Center, said in an email. “It contributes to their care as these young patients aren’t forced to choose between falling behind in their education or their treatment,” Gallin said. “They keep a familiar routine, connect with other children who face similar challenges, and transition easier when they get home — all of which supports their healthy development, well-being and continued participation as patients in the life-saving research happening here.” Since 1953, the year the center opened, teachers from the Home and Hospital Instruction Office of Montgomery County Public Schools have tutored patients up to age 18. The school system works under 10-year federal contract worth up to $2.8 million. The workload varies from week to week, said Julianne Fuchs-Musgrave, director of the school and one of its two teachers. Sometimes there are as few as five

grader Josue Escalante placed fourth and fifth-grader Emily Parr placed fifth. In the Reasoning Competition, fifth-grader Nehemiah Switzer placed first with a medal and a perfect score, and third-grader Peniel Johnson placed fifth. About 240 students from area Christian schools participated in the competition, which was held at the Southeast Asia Seventh-day Adventist Church in Silver Spring.

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Germantown raised more than $5,400 during February and March while participating in the American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. The students’ original goal was $2,500, which they more than doubled. As a reward for their work, physical education teacher Tim O’Connor, who organized the campaign, allowed the students to duct tape him to the wall of the gym during Celebrate McAuliffe, the school’s monthly all-school assembly.


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RELIGION CALENDAR UPCOMING Victory Christian Church International, 7-7 Metropolitan Court, Gaithersburg, will celebrate the 2014 National Day of Prayer with a gathering from 11:30 to 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. Speaker will be Germaine Copeland, author of “Prayers That Avail Much” prayer books. For more information, call 301-670-1600.

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Gould, Lieber Annette and Marc Lieber of North Bethesda announce the engagement of their son, Daniel Solomon Lieber, to Rachel Lauren Gould, daughter of Dr. Thomas and Constance Gould of Wilbraham, Mass. The bride-to-be earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the George Washington University and a master’s degree in public administration from Suffolk University. She serves as an associate vice president in the health care practice at Rasky

Baerlein Strategic Communications, Inc. in Boston. The prospective groom earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Princeton University and a doctorate in systems biology from Harvard University. He serves as a principal genome scientist with Claritas Genomics in Cambridge, Mass. A wedding is planned for Sunday, May 25 in Conn. Rabbi Jonathan Z. Maltzman of Kol Shalom in Rockville will preside.

Agape African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7700 Brink Road, Gaithersburg, conducts Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Communion celebration on first Sundays, men leading worship on second Sundays, youth leading worship on third Sundays. “You’ll Get Through This” Bible Study from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 301924-8640; www.agapeamec.org. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, offers services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. each Sunday, with Sunday School for all ages scheduled at 10 a.m. Child care is offered from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A fellowship and coffee hour follows the 8:30 a.m. service. 301-365-5733, www. elcbethesda.org. Moms In Prayer Group, times and locations vary, email MoCtyMIP@gmail.com for information, occurs every first and third Friday through June 6. Free. www.momsinprayer.org.

Overbey, Silva Ben and Sue Overbey of Gaithersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Roseanna L. Overbey, to F. Peter Silva, son of Fred and Rosalyn Silva of Chula Vista, Calif. Rose, a 2003 graduate of Quince Orchard High School, received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 2007 with a double major in English and psychology. She is currently employed as a teacher at Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.

Peter, a 2003 graduate of Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, attended San Diego State University, obtaining his bachelor’s degree in political science in 2007. He earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Miami in 2010, graduating cum laude. He is a partner with the Gowen Group in Washington, D.C. A wedding is planned in May 2014 at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.

HEALTH CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 Bariatric Support Group at MedStar Montgomery, from 6-7 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Support groups such as those conducted at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center have been shown to improve both the short-term and long-term success of weight loss surgery patients. MedStar encourages all of its pre-operative and post-operative patients to attend. Because a patient’s success is so closely related to the support of friends and family members, MedStar also encourages spouses or significant others, parents, siblings and adult children to attend. 301-7748962. www.medstarhealth.org. Healthy Weigh Series, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, to June 18, at Suburban Hospital, 8710 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Focusing on the building blocks of a healthy diet, explore the latest topics in nutrition, exercise and lifestyle issues that can affect weight management. Topics include portion size, making healthier menu options when dining out, and bulking upon fiber rich food. Facilitated by licensed/registered dietician. $85. www.suburbanhospital.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 1 Ledo Pizza Restaurant Fundraiser Supports Nursing Education, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Ledo Pizza, 7213 Muncaster Mill

Bennett, Goleb Laurel residents, Mike and Debbie Bennett announce the engagement of their daughter, Ellen Joy Bennett, to Paul Christopher Goleb Jr., son of Diane and Paul Goleb of Gaithersburg. An alumna of Reservoir High School, the bride-to-be graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She is currently employed at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

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Road, Derwood. Enjoy lunch, dinner and carry out at Ledo Pizza, Derwood on Thursday, May 1 and a percentage of your meal/drink check is donated to the Irving T. Boker Memorial Fund for Nursing Education at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. To participate, you must present printable voucher. Visit www.medstarhealth.org.

Yanoshik, Mitchell Paula and Paul Yanoshik of North Potomac announce the engagement of their daughter, Mara Christine Yanoshik, to Justin Joseph Mitchell, son of Steven Mitchell and Kathy Taverna of Simsbury, Conn. The bride-to-be, a 2004 Quince Orchard High School alumna, graduated from Pace University of New York City in 2008 with a degree in communications. She is the business development manager at Validant in San Francisco.

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The prospective groom, a 2003 Simsbury High School alum, graduated from Suffolk University of Boston in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is a sales engineer at Salesforce.com in San Francisco. The couple met on an around the world educational college trip through Semester At Sea on the Fall 2005 Voyage. An August 2014 wedding is planned in Maryland.

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Babysitting Plus CPR, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 3-10, at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Program prepares youth with the training every parent wants, including safety, childcare, safe play, first aid and CPR certification. Two-day class for ages 12 to 15. Includes babysitting basics and two-year CPR certification. $65. Visit www.medstarhealth.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 8 38th Annual Fore! Your Health Golf Classic, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Manor Country Club, 14901 Carrolton Road, Rockville. Join the MGH Health Foundation at the 38th Annual Fore! Your Health Golf Classic, presented by Sandy Spring Bank, to benefit Professional Development at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Visit www.medstarhealth.org.


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in every unit

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Sat May 3rd 8am-12pm RAIN or SHINE

James Creek Comm, Olney, MD. Dir: Rt 97 North pass intersection of Rt 108. Right on Prince Phillip Dr. Community begins @ Fairweather Dr & continues along Lindenwood to Meadowland, additional homes Located in the area of Spartan Rd; between Prince Phillip Dr & Brooke Grove Elementary.

HANDMADE ART & CRAFTS SALE! Saturday, May 3rd 2014 9am-2pm ROCKVILLE SENIOR CENTER Raffle & Gift Baskets - Grand Prize $300 Gift Shop-Thirf Shop-Books-Plant Sale Food & Baked Goods Available Call 240-314-4019 for directions Sponsored by R.S.I. 1150 Carnation Dr, Rockville

TOP CASH PAID FOR OLD GUITARS ! 1920’s thru

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IN-DOOR YARD SALE May 1st, 4:00pm - 7:00pm; May 2nd 10:00am - 3:00pm and May 3rd, 9:00am - 2:00pm

Three entrances into the community are: Port Haven Dr., Coral Grove Pl, Sky Blue Dr.

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Sat. 5/3, 8am - 2pm

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Full-time Intake Coordinator

3 Floorman needed, DC area, Part Time, Floor Experience requried. Transportation and English a must.

Meet seniors in their homes to assess care needs. Great office team. Excellent written, verbal, & computer skills req. Aging background pref.

Apply in person Mon- Fri 10am- 2pm at 15940 Derwood RD, Rockville MD 20855

The Department of Commerce

U.S. Census Bureau is hiring locally for temporary positions in selected areas of Washington, D.C., and selected areas of Montgomery Co., MD for the 2014 Census Test. Positions range from $14.00$21.50 per hour. Please call 1-888-480-1639 for more information and to be scheduled for testing. The Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

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To apply, please go to http://flowserve.com/Careers?job #:25213 Flowserve is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Receptionist/Administrator

Congregation with Retreat Center seeks experienced individual with bookkeeping, managerial and computer skills. FT, Salary and benefit commensurate with experience. Must live within 30 minutes of Poolesville.

Comprint Printing, a division of Post Community Media, LLC, has an immediate opening for an experienced CDL Licensed Driver. Candidate must possess a clean MVA report, clear criminal background, and pass DOT physical and drug test. Ideal applicant should have strong communication skills and professionalism.

5 years of experience; 3 years ERP experience; 2 years min of Symix experience Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field- Desired *Demonstrated project management skills *Strong technical background *Symix/Syteline programming experience *Symix/Syteline ERP system in a manufacturing environment *Should be able to program in Progress Database and customize Symix system

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Montgomery Housing Partnership, Inc. is seeking a qualified general contractor for

the rehabilitation of a four unit apartment building, and associated site improvements, in Silver Spring MD. The financing for the project requires that the contractor conform to the regulations contained in Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 [12 U.S.C. 1701u and 24 CFR Part 135]. Familiarity with this requirement is a must. The contractor must also have a MD Home Improvement Commission License, and have significant experience in the renovation of multifamily housing. Interested firms should request a Qualifications Form via email from dparrish@mhpartners.org by May 9th,2014. Additional information regarding the project will be provided along with the form.

Programmer/Analyst Location: Taneytown, MD

5 years of experience; 3 years ERP experience; 2 years min of Symix experience Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field - Desired • Demonstrated project management skills • Strong Technical background • Symix/Syteline programming experience • Symix/Syteline ERP system in a manufacturing environment • Should be able to program in Progress Database and customize Symix system To Apply, Please Go to http://flowserve.com/Careers/ Job #: 25213

We’re looking for a Specialist who has a documented history of driving new business. Post Newsweek Media provides local news and information to communities in Maryland and Virginia. We are looking for a skilled sales professional to assist small businesses in marketing their products and services. This is a inside/outside sales understanding of print, online, recruitment, retail and service experience needed, enthusiasm, to succeed.

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We offer a competitive compensation & comprehensive benefits package including pension, 401(k) & tuition reimbursement. To become part of this high-quality, high-growth organization, send resume and salary requirement to mbass@gazette.net. EOE

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People person, self-starter, strong admincomp skills. Training provided. 4 hours/day M-F. amailto:abc15906@gmail.com.

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4 hours/day M-F (any hours btw 9am-5pm). Self-starter, organized/detailed, out-of-thebox thinker. Admin & comp skills req. Fast paced office.

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To view entire job announcement and apply online visit: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ohr/staffing/careers.html EOE M/F/H

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National Children’s Center Making calls. For more info please call Weekdays between 9a-4p No selling! Sal + bonus + benes. Call 301-333-1900

Sports Coaches

PT Experienced Coaches wanted to teach young childrens skills in soccer, b-balll etc. Must have car and be available after 3pm. $35+ per hour. Call 240-401-4117

FT, all details at www.DrTOrthodontics.com

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Scheduling Assistant

The employee will be responsible for managing the operations of a comprehensive, countywide public transit bus system and overall delivery of bus service provided by Ride On as well as the safety, efficiency and responsiveness of the system to the public. Duties include supervising the activities of all Ride On depots, Central Communications, and Safety and Training; planning, managing and directing the development of policies and procedures; enforcement of standard operating procedures and safety regulations; ensuring sufficient operating personnel and equipment to fulfill bus service requirements for operations; identifying, formulating and recommending budgetary requirements, including personnel, materials, and capital equipment to ensure sufficient resources; directing the development of strategic contingency plans, coordinating emergency procedures and ensuring that personnel are properly trained and appropriate equipment is made available to respond to matters having a potentially adverse impact on bus operations and safety.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST FRONT DESK

ORTHO ASSISTANT

Department of Transportation, Division of Transit Services

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree.

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Salary Range $78,794 to $143,037

Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in public transit environment, three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity.

Local moving company looking for experienced helpers, loaders and packers. Full time and part time positions available. Please call 301-738-2202

Dental/ Medical Assistant Trainees Needed Now

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Entry level, will train, FT, field maint. techs to maintain hydraulic & electrical vehicle barrier equip. in DC/NOVA metro. Basic mechanical/electrical knowledge pref, no exp necessary. 1st shift hours, health & dental benefits, tools & uniforms supplied. Some travel/wknds/OT req. HS Diploma or equivalent, valid Drivers Lic., pass random drug test and clean background check. Mail resume to: resumes@concentricsecurity.com

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BIGGEST SAVINGS OF THE YEAR

New 2014 Scion TC $$ #450083,

%

Magnetic Grey

ON ANY NEW for 72 MOs PASSAT OR JETTA

2014 JETTA S

2014 GOLF 2.5L 4 DOOR

2014 BEETLE 2.5L

14,999

$

2014 PASSAT S #9009449, Power Windows, Power Locks, Keyless Entry

MSRP $22,765 BUY FOR

18,999

$

OR 0.9% for 60 MONTHS

2014 JETTA SE HYBRID

BUY FOR

17,995

BUY FOR

18,795

2013 BEETLE CONVERTIBLE

#4116048, Automatic, Power Windows/ Power Locks, Keyless Entry

#2824647, 2.0 Turbo, Power Windows/ Locks, Power Top

MSRP $26,960

MSRP $30,365

22,955

$

OR 0% for 60 MONTHS

2014 PASSAT SE TDI

02 Lincoln LS $$

#378092A, Gray, 5 Speed Auto, Premium Package

BUY FOR

13 Kia Rio LX $$

#453017A, Auto, 2K Miles, 1-Owner

MSRP $28,350

MSRP $29,465

BUY FOR

23,999

$

BUY FOR

8,990

13,990

14FordFocusSE $$

23,933

$

#472144A, Auto, 4k Miles, 1-Owner

2014 TIGUAN S 4WD

16,700

2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer #372287B, Sport Utility, 5 Speed, Black

12 Scion TC $$

#R1735A, 6 Speed Auto, 1-Owner, 25K Miles

24,998

$

#13543457, Automatic, Power Windows, Power Locks, Keyless Entry

MSRP 28,936 $

BUY FOR

$11,490 $11,490

15,595

Navigation

1.9% Financing Available

04 Chevy Trailblazer #N0339, $$ 4 Speed Auto,

9,995

1-Owner

2008 Jetta MT..........#V272778B, Red, 63,409 Miles...............$10,391

2014 Passat Wolfsburg. .#VPR0041, White, 2,878 miles................$19,754

2011 Jetta SE...........#VP0049, Brown, 18,621 Miles...............$14,991

2012 Nissan Maxima. .#V073708A, Gray, 47,457 miles..............$21,594

2009 Jetta TDI.........#VP0043A, Black, 68,842 Miles...............$15,993

2013 Jetta Sedan.....#V086172A, Gray, 12,807 miles..............$21,991

2011 CC....................#V507440A, White, 43,688 miles...............$17,491

2013 Dodge Charger.#V411396A, Black, 19,344 Miles..............$25,493

2013 New Beetle..........#VPR0038, Silver, 4,549 miles..................$17,694

2013 Nissan Pathfinder

2011 GTI...................#V239376A, Gray, 52,553 Miles..............$18,991

2013 EOS...................#V093037A, Black, 6,176 Miles...............$29,991

19,995

$$

2008 Audi A4 Convertible....... $16,977 $16,977 #478014A, Red, One Owner, 66K Miles

2011 BMW 328i.................. $23,490 $23,490 #472196A, 7 SpeedAuto, Black

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander GT. $19,990 $19,990 #363225A, 6 SpeedAuto, 5k Miles, Sport Utility, Rally Red

2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in..... $24,990 $24,990 #748000A, CVT Transmission, 18K 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid...... $25,995 $25,995 #432094A, CVT Transmission, 1-Owner, 13k miles

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2012 Jeep Liberty....#V6113A, White, 26,182 Miles...............$18,991

13 Ford Escape S #372014A, 6 Speed Auto, 8K Miles, 1-Owner

2012 Nissan Sentra 2.......... $14,490 $14,490 #P8858A, CVT Trans, 13k Miles, Bright Silver

14 Available...Rates Starting at 2.64% up to 72 months

2000 Honda Accord SDN #V023602B, Gold, 112,254 Miles......$6,491

15,990

$19,990 2012 Toyota Tacoma........... $19,990 #464142A, extended cab, 5 speed manual, 51K Miles

2011 Toyota Rav4.............. $15,990 $15,990 #464120A,Automatic, 69K Miles

OURISMAN VW WORLD AUTO CERTIFIED PRE OWNED

17,995

10 Toyota RAV4 $$

#472351A, Automatic, 81k Miles, 1-Owner

2013 Kia Rio LX.................. $13,990 $13,990 #453017A, Black, One Owner, 2400 Miles

2011 Toyota Camry LE......... $15,490 $15,490 #P8953, 6 SpeedAuto, 69K Miles

24,999

$

15,990

11 Nissan Juke S $$

#450094A, CVT Trans, 36K Miles, 1-Owner, Station Wagon

$14,900 2013 Toyota Corolla LE........ $14,900 #E0322, Classic Silver, 1-Owner, 33K Miles #9009850, Automatic, Power Windows, Power Locks, Sunroof

1.9% Financing Available

$

2013 GTI 4 DOOR

#7229632, Automatic Power Windows, Power Locks, Sunroof

25,455

MSRP $24,490

$

BUY FOR

14,990

Transmision

New 2014 Scion IQ #457005, $ $ Includes

#1693378, Automatic, Power Windows/Power Locks, Keyless Entry, Sunroof

MSRP $21,085

MSRP $17,810 BUY FOR

#30001704, Automatic, Power Windows/Power Locks, Keyless Entry, Heated Seats, Bluetooth, Cruise Control

1.9% Financing Available

13 Toyota Corolla LE #E0322, 4 Speed $ $ Auto, 33K Miles

#7380482, Power Windows, Power Locks, Keyless Entry

20,149

New 2014 Scion FR-S #451013, $$ Manual

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#V266506A, Gray, 4,735 Miles........$27,991

All prices exclude tax, tags, title, freight and $200 processing fee. Cannot be combined with any previous advertised or internet special. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. See dealer for details. 0% APR Up To 60 Months on all models. See dealer for details. Ourisman VW World Auto Certified Pre Owned financing for 60 months based on credit approval thru VW. Excludes Title, Tax, Options & Dealer Fees. Special APR financing cannot be combined with sale prices. Ends 05/03/14.

Ourisman VW of Laurel

1.855.881.9197 • www.ourismanvw.com Online Chat Available...24 Hour Website • Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-9 pm • Sat 9 am-8 pm

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3371 Fort Meade Road, Laurel

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2001 Volvo XC70

5,680

$

#422051B, 121K Miles

2008 Ford Escape

10,980

#327213b

$

2012 Honda Civic LX

14,380

#E0309, 43k Miles

$

2010 Honda Civic EX

#426057A, 71k Miles

#E0313, 39k Miles

14,480

#526902A, 61k Miles

$

15,980

#42603A, 50k Miles

15,980

$

9,480

$

2012 VW Beetle

#N0323, 28k Miles

2010 Volvo S40

$

#426047A, 78kMiles

12,980

$

2012 Mazda6 I Touring

2009 Volvo XC-90

#P8834, w/Navigation, 106k Miles

8,980

$

#429027A, 83k Miles

2003 Volvo S60

12,980

$

2010 Ford Escape

14,980

$

2012 Dodge Caravan

#E0311, 43K Miles

16,480

$

2013 Mazda3......................................................................$13,480 2012 Volvo S60...............................................................$22,280 #E0306, 34k Miles

#426042A, 22k Miles

#E0313, 39k Miles

#P8884, 40k Miles

#526302A, 61k Miles

#E0315, 26k Miles

#E0312, 43k Miles

#98885, 9k Miles

2012 Mazda I Touring............................................$14,480 2012 Volvo S60................................................................$22,580

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2010 Ford Escape......................................................$14,980 2012 Mercedes Benz C250...........................$25,680

2012 Chevy Captiva................................................$15,480 2013 Volvo S6............................................................$29,980

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2014 NEW COROLLA LE

$

NEW2 2014 COROLLA LE AVAILABLE: #470549, 470562

2 AVAILABLE: #470573, 470578

36

99/ MO**

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4 DR., 4 CYL., AUTO

NEW 2014 VENZA 4X2 2 AVAILABLE: #474506, 474502

23,990

$

AFTER $1,500 REBATE

YOUR GOOD CREDIT RESTORED HERE

$

AFTER $500 REBATE

4 DR., AUTO, 4 CYL., INCL.

NEW 2014 SCION XD 2 AVAILABLE: #453031, 453030

$

4 CYL., AUTO

15,590

169/mo.**

4 CYL., 4 DR., AUTO

NEW 22014 RAV4 4X2 LE AVAILABLE: #464169, 464107

NEW 2014 PRIUS PLUG-IN 3 AVAILABLE: #477457, 477443, 477470

$

4 DR., 4 CYL., AUTO

NEW2 AVAILABLE: 2014#477547, PRIUS C 477485

17,990

4 CYL., AUTOMATIC

NEW 2014.5 CAMRY LE 3 AVAILABLE: #472242, 472251, 472245

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$

21,690

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$

PRICES AND PAYMENTS INCLUDE ANY APPLICABLE MANUFACTURE’S REBATES AND EXCLUDE MILITARY ($500) AND COLLEGE GRAD ($500) REBATES, TAX, TAGS, DEALER PROCESSING CHARGE ($200) AND FREIGHT: CARS $795 OR $810, TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY AND SIENNAS $810, $845 AND $995. *0.9% APR & 0% APR FINANCING UP TO 60 MONTHS TO QUALIFIED BUYERS THRU TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES. TOTAL FINANCED CANNOT EXCEED MSRP PLUS OPTIONS, TAX, AND LICENSE FEES. 0% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $16.67 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. 0.9% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $17.05 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. APR OFFERS ARE NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER CASH BACK OR LEASE OFFER. NOT ALL BUYERS WILL QUALIFY.**LEASE PAYMENTS BASED ON 36 MONTHS, 12,000 MILES PER YEAR WITH $995 DOWN PLUS $650 ACQUISITION FEE, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED. SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. 2014 COROLLAU & PRIUS PLUG-IN LEASES ARE FOR 24 MONTHS WITH $995 DOWN. EXPIRES 05/04/2014.


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02 Chrysler PT Cruiser

$5,988

06 Pontiac Solstice

#K87154, NICE! MNRF, PW EASY TERMS!!

03 Infinity FX45

$13,980

#KP88111, 5.3 SS LTHR, ONSTAR, PW

UNDER $10,000

99 Mercury Grand Marquis ...........$2,450

03 Cadillac Deville...........................$7,988

00 Ford F-150 Super Cab................$4,488

05 Honda Accord CPE EX-L............$9,488

#KX71474, CLEAN! AUTO, AC, AIR BAGS “HANDYMAN”

98 Toyota 4Runner SR5...................$5,988

#KP20304, NAV, LTHR, MNRF MORE!

#KX59183, BEAUTY! NAV, MNRF, DVD, LTHR

#KP69578, CONVTB’L PRISTINE! LTHR, PSEAT, P/OPTS

#KP05855, BEAUT! AUT, PW/PLC, CD, MD INSP’D

#KP32632, GORGEOUS! CHROME, MNRF, AT, P/OPTS

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09 Chrysler Twn & CNTRY LTD............$12,988

#KP43787, MNRF, NAV,DVD’S, LTHR

06 Toyota Solara SLE V6.................$9,870

10 Chrysler PT Cruiser.....................$10,970

#44948KP, PAMPERED 80K! NAV

MORE VEHICLES

#KP05936, COACH ROOF SHARP! PW/PLC, LTHR/PSEAT

#KP61571A, 4WD, MNRF, AT, P/OPTS, MD INSP’D, DON’T MISS

02 Acura RSX...................................$6,988

#KP06660, 59K! TIS THE SEASON!!

04 Chevy Silverado 1500 X-CAB $14,788 03 Mercedes SL500R $17,988

#KP04297,20’S, NAV/MNRF $529 OFF KBB

#KP90842, NICE!, PW/PLC/PMR “HANDYMAN”

$10,998

06 Jeep Commander LTD..............$16,988

11 Dodge Journey AWD....................$18,370

#KP17173, MAINSTREET 3RD SEAT, RAC, PW/PLC, CD

13 Hyundai Elantra LTD...................$19,997 #KP87476, SHOWROOM, 1,200 MI! NAV, $2818 OFF KBB

11 Toyota Camry LE.......................$16,988

10 Chrysler Twn & Cntry LTD...........$22,488

07 Chevy Tahoe LT............................$17,490

11 Cadillac STS.................................$22,970

#KP69241, SHARP! MNRF, PSEAT, PW/PLC, CD

#KP23342, 4WD, LOTS-OF-TOYS! NAV, DVD, CAM, LTHR

#KP51814, PWR 3RD ROW, NAV, CAM, LTHR

#KR20878, LUXURY, PRISITINE! LTHR, NAV, MNRF, DON’T MISS!

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