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WOODSIDE/16TH STREET STATION, 9:07 A.M. “It doesn’t make sense, to put all this in jeopardy for nothing,” said Babou Jobateh, as he stood outside the

Jerry’s Subs he has owned for six years. Jobateh said he worked at the store for 20 years, until he had saved enough money to take out a loan and buy the franchise. He is there from open until close, seven days a week, and is hoping the Purple Line turns out to be just talk


Austin Lee, owner of Spring Discount Beer & Wine on 16th Street in Silver Spring, will have to find another location when the Spring Center is demolished to make way for one of the Purple Line stations.

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he Purple Line has been on the books in Maryland for decades, but as 2020 looms, Purple Line planners and Montgomery County residents are hammering out the nitty-gritty details of exactly what this $2.2 billion light rail line will look like. The 16-mile line, which will link Bethesda with New Carrollton, will cross parts of both Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, linking up with Metro stops and MARC train stations. The $2.2 billion price tag is

to be divided among federal, state and local governments. The U.S. and Maryland governments each are expected to contribute about $900 million, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are expected to provide the remainder, said Leif Dormsjo, Maryland’s deputy secretary for transportation. State officials recently announced that $680 million was earmarked from the recently raised fuel tax for the project. The state also is pursuing a public-private partnership to help defray its costs. Besides being responsible for designing, constructing, operating and

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The Purple Line is a $2.2 billion light rail project that will cross 16 miles to connect Bethesda and New Carrollton, passing through many communities along the way. Take a virtual morning ride on the transit line from Bethesda to Takoma Park to see the project’s impact on Montgomery County. MTA RENDERING

A Purple Line light rail car pulls into the Bethesda station, as envisioned by the Maryland Transit Administration.


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Bethesda Station, 9 a.m.

The Purple Line station will be at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Elm Street, just outside the Regal Bethesda movie theater. Stairs or a high-speed

elevator will lead to the platform. The drop is too steep to allow for escalators. Trains will run every six minutes during peak hours, and 10 to 12 minutes during off-peak hours. As the above-ground train travels west toward Silver Spring, riders will be able to watch cyclists and runners on the adjacent 16-foot-wide Georgetown Branch Trail extension of the Capital Crescent Trail, separated from the rails by a fence. Formerly a freight rail line run by CSX, the line was purchased by Montgomery County in 1988 and preserved as a hikerbiker trail until it could be converted for future rail use.

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Tom Campbell may have more in common with his teenage daughter than most dads do. The pair began the new school year together at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School this week. Campbell took over as principal at the Catholic school in Olney, while his daughter, Clare, 14, began her freshman year there. “I am very excited to have her at Good Counsel,” Campbell said. “As an alum, I look forward to sharing with her the traditions and aspects of the school that make it so special. As a dad, having the extra time with her


“My personal goal is to reconnect with the school community,” says Tom Campbell, new principal at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney.

in the car to and from school is also something I look forward to as I have not had that opportunity before.” For Campbell, 38, his roots to the school, formerly in Wheaton and now in Olney, run

deep. He graduated in 1993, his wife graduated in 1992, his father-in-law graduated in 1964, and all of their siblings attended as well. Campbell attended Towson University, where he majored in history and secondary education. He started his teaching career at Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore. He went on to earn his master’s degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and certification in administration and supervision at Notre Dame of Maryland University. He returned to Good Counsel in 2000, teaching history, serving as director of admissions and coordinating the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs.

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Utility to remove mysterious paintings due to safety concerns.

County residents remember the historic 1963 March on Washington.





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Security teams prepare Sessions focus on drugs, gangs, other threats




Detective Ed Wilcher faced a darkened room, clicking through his presentation on the youth gangs in Montgomery County.

His audience Friday at Northwest High School in Germantown was about 20 school security staff from Montgomery County Public Schools, who were there to get an update on some of the groups they’d be partly responsible for monitoring when school opened on Monday. Wilcher, of the Mont-

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National Night Out raised $3,600 in Olney The 20th celebration of National Night Out on Aug. 6 in Olney was a success, said Jon Hulsizer, executive director of the Olney Chamber of Commerce, which organized the event. The evening raised $3,600 for the Olney Police Satellite Station, Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department and Montgomery County Crime Solvers. That pushes Olney’s 20-year National Night Out fundraising total to more than $50,000. Hulsizer said that despite fears of rain, about 3,500 members of the Olney-Sandy Spring community turned out for the festivities. In recognition of Olney’s 20th annual event, the General Assembly issued a citation and the Montgomery County Council proclaimed the date National Night Out in

Tony Award winner comes to Olney Theatre Donna McKechnie won the 1976 Tony Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Cassie in “A Chorus Line.” Almost four decades later, she is bringing her new cabaret show, “Same Place, Another Time,” to the Olney Theatre Center for one night only at 7 p.m. Sunday. The show is recommended for audiences age 14 and older. Tickets are $55, with discounts available for 2013 subscribers and 2014 members. At 10 a.m. Monday, McKechnie will host a master class on dance performance. Tickets are $20. “A Chorus Line” is playing at the Olney Theatre Center through Sept. 8. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the box office at 301-924-3400 or go to

Olney. Highlights included displays, demonstrations, child fingerprinting by Secret Service

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Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department members recently participated in the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company’s annual Gala Parade. Led by Chief Michael Kelley, Sandy Spring took 13 pieces of apparatus for the parade. Joining them was Johnie Roth, the newly elected Maryland State Firemen’s Association second vice president, and Fire Prevention Queen Danielle Crane. The Sandy Spring department was named the Best Appearing unit in the parade.

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An electric vehicle built by Takisha Reece’s Advanced Placement environmental science class at Sandy Spring Friends School won several awards in its debut competition, the 2013 D.C. Electric Vehicle Grand Prix this summer. The vehicle was named Best Technical Innovation and had the Best Graphic. The team won Best Team Photo and took fourth place overall. The class came up with the idea of building a battery-powered vehicle as a class project in December and started building it in March. Reece said that at times the project was challenging, and she often wondered if the students had taken on a larger task than they could handle. “We hit roadblock after roadblock, but I quickly embraced them, realizing each one enhanced the overall student experience as an opportunity to learn while building problemsolving skills and collaboration,” she said. “In only two months, through many weekend building sessions, with a group of dedicated students, and a supportive community, we were ready to compete.”

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Olney utility pole art to be removed

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This may come as disappointing news to those traveling along Bowie Mill Road in Olney, but Pepco will soon remove the “utility pole art gallery.” Earlier this summer, paintings mysteriously started appearing on wooden boards attached to the base of utility poles in the 18400 block of Bowie Mill Road, between Thornhurst Road and Gelding Lane. There are about eight boards, with paintings on five of them. The paintings are all different, ranging from Andy Warhol-like Campbell’s soup cans to colorful squares in the style of Piet Mondrian. No one seems to know who is behind the boards or the artwork, although many seem to enjoy it. Recent comments on the Olney-Brookeville Exchange Yahoo Group included, “Thank you to whoever is behind the artwork on Bowie Mill Road,” “Does anyone know the story behind this innovate display of those masterpieces?” “I noticed them the other day and really enjoy the artwork. Whoever is painting them, kudos!” and “Highly anticipating the next set of masterpieces to be displayed! Who is behind this?” Greater Olney Civic Association president Barbara Falcigno said the arrival of the plain boards seemed to coincide with the start of construction on the nearby Olney Springs development last summer. She wondered what the boards were for, having never seen them before. Then this summer, the paintings began to appear, about every 10-14 days. “Theydoappeartobepainted over a single night because all of a sudden it is there, complete in the morning,” Falcigno said. “No-


After some “nudging” by local legislators, it appears the construction project at Norwood and Doctor Bird roads in Sandy Spring is back on track, and could be completed by Nov. 1. On Friday, Del. Craig Zucker (D-Dist. 14) of Brookeville announced the project that earlier had been wrought with delays that could have set it back until spring 2014 now is just a few months from an anticipated completion date. “The Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Jim Smith, understood our concerns and did what he could to get the project back on track,” Zucker said. He thanked fellow delegates Anne Kaiser and Eric Luedtke as well as Sen. Karen Montgomery. Residents of the area, who had been frustrated by the delays, welcomed the news. “On behalf of Sandy Spring Civic Association we are very pleased with [the SHA’s] decision and the attention of the District 14 Delegation to concerns by the Sandy Spring Civic Association about the delay in completing the project,” said John Salzberg, president of the Sandy Spring Civic Association. “Delegate Craig Zucker’s persistence on the issue was greatly appreciated as was Maryland State Highway Administration’s willingness to move up the completion date for the project.” Earlier this month, SHA spokesman Christopher Bishop said the project had suffered from several delays — some scheduled as planned shutdowns, and others unanticipated, such as waiting for fire hydrants and utility poles to be relocated. After a rainy spring, it was determined that an extra guardrail was needed, as were design changes to address drainage issues. Bishop said that because the project had come to a halt while waiting for design changes to be approved, it would not be completed until the end of 2013, or possibly spring of 2014. Bishop now says the Nov. 1 completion date “sounds about right.” Construction began last summer, and was originally expected to be complete by late fall of 2012. The $1.25 million project includes the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection. It also has a left-turn lane from eastbound Doctor Bird Road onto Norwood Road; a right-turn lane from westbound Norwood Road onto Doctor Bird Road; and pedestrian signals. Other parts of the project are straightening the curve along a 150-foot portion of Doctor Bird Road just north of Norwood Road; adding 15 feet of pavement to either side of the road for shoulders and a bike lane; road resurfacing; curb and gutter work; sidewalks; and landscaping.


Above, Brookeville residents Noah Booz (left) and Eric Armstrong of the band “Whew” perform during the Brookeville town picnic Sunday at Brookeville Academy. The town celebrated with free food and live music. PHOTOS BY GREG DOHLER/ THE GAZETTE

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rookeville hosted its annual town picnic Sunday afternoon. The picnic is scheduled to coincide, as closely as possible, to the events of Aug. 26, 1814, when the town served as the U.S. capital for a day during the British occupation of Washington, D.C. President James Madison and his staff sought refuge in the Brookeville home of Caleb Bent-

ley, now known as the Madison House at 205 Market St. Brookeville Commission President Michael Acierno said the picnic tradition was restarted in 2004, after a long hiatus. “It is a opportunity for town residents to come together in commemoration of this historic event and to enjoy the company of family and friends as we all catch up with one another as the summer comes to a close,” he said.


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A strain of “highly contagious” canine influenza has emerged in Montgomery County, although the virus isn’t believed to be capable of spreading to humans. The virus has been identified in six dogs in the county since mid-August, two of which have died, according to an Aug. 22 bulletin released from the state Department of Agriculture to veterinarians and health and government officials. The disease comes in two varieties — a mild form with a cough and a more severe form that can cause potentially deadly respiratory disease, according to the bulletin, which calls it “highly contagious.” The cough in the more mild variety can last from 10 to 21 days despite treatment by antibiotics, while the more severe

form has responded best to treatment by a combination of antibiotics and intravenous fluid therapy to keep the dog hydrated. One of the problems of recognizing canine influenza is that the early symptoms of coughing and sneezing can be caused by any of about a dozen illnesses, said Mike Berbert, a veterinarian at Gaithersburg Animal Hospital. But it also can develop into pneumonia, characterized by symptoms such as fever, weakness, lethargy and loss of appetite, he said. According to the Centers for Disease Control, some dogs can have virtually no symptoms from canine influenza while others’ reactions can be severe, but the number of dogs that die generally is very small. The state bulletin said previous outbreaks have seen a fatality rate of 1 to 5 percent of dogs who get the disease. “It is too early in the reporting of this

disease event to provide good epidemiological data,” according to the bulletin. “As more information on this current virus strain is gathered and evaluated, additional information will be provided.” The virus can be spread by sneezing or coughing of other dogs, contact with objects that have been contaminated or by people who deal with both sick and healthy dogs. There have been no reported cases of the disease spreading from dogs to humans, according to the CDC. While they wouldn’t want anyone whose dog sneezes to bring their dog to the vet, owners should be alert, especially if their dog has been around areas with other dogs such as dog parks, grooming parlors or kennels, Berbert said. Montgomery County will keep the five dog parks it maintains open, but has posted signs in the park letting dog owners know the symptoms of the dog flu, said Melissa Chotiner, a spokeswoman for the

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Dog owners also may want to temporarily avoid places where large numbers of dogs gather, b.j. Altschul, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Humane Society, said in an email Tuesday. They should make sure that any boarding facility is extremely clean and has a way to isolate any dog that begins showing symptoms, she said. Berbert said he wasn’t aware of any previous cases in Montgomery County, although because the symptoms look so much like those of other illnesses, the virus may have been seen without anyone knowing it. The flu’s uniqueness means many dogs haven’t built up an immunity to it, he said. “This is a pretty new organism,” he said.



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Artwork is attached to some utility poles along Bowie Mill Road in Olney. This piece, which appears to be a homage to Andy Warhol, is on the base of a pole at Gelding Lane.

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body sees anyone actively painting.” But, according to Pepco spokesman Marcus Beal, Pepco did not install the boards. “They are not a part of our infrastructure,” he said. “Someone put them there, and it is actually a violation of county laws.” Unfortunately, Beal said that because of safety reasons, Pepco would be removing the paintings, probably later this week. “Our linemen need unimpeded access to the poles, and there can’t be any obstructions that could cause delays,” he said. “During a storm, restoration work is a priority, and we need the work to go as quickly and as safely as possible.” He said it could also cause safety concerns if a lineman’s protective equipment were to become snagged on something. Beal said Pepco would take care to preserve the paintings, and if the artist would like to retrieve them, he or she can contact Pepco’s customer service department. “We are not looking to press charges or anything, and we will ask the folks to be as careful as possible when taking them down out of respect for the artist,” he said. Beal said that Pepco supports a number of organizations and programs in the communities they serve, many related to the arts. Their D.C. office features a gallery that works with nonprofit groups, and will host an exhibit in conjunction with Montgomery College this fall. “We don’t want it to seem like we are stifling creativity, but the key for us is the safety of our lineman and the restoration of power as quickly as possible for our customers. We can’t have anything attached to the poles that could hinder those efforts.”


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Ruby Reese Moone left her Charles County home early on Aug. 28, 1963, about the same time James Macdonell headed out from Bethesda. Both were on their way to the National Mall in Washington, where they would join an estimated 250,000 others from across the country for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was a seminal event in the civil rights movement, one intended to bring the needs of the black community before the country and where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. “We were so excited,” Moone said of herself and her late husband, James Clark Moone. “We were looking forward to a better life.” Moone, who now lives in Rockville, is considered a “foot soldier” in the movement, for her work in Atlanta helping organize buses for the march. She and her husband moved to Maryland from Georgia that August. “We were teachers and back in those days [in Georgia] they didn’t give black employees a contract, so we had to be careful about civil rights work,” Moone said. “My husband and I thought, Why shouldn’t we live in freedom?, so we decided to move.” Macdonell went to college in Chicago and heard King speak there on the theological doctrine of man. “He nearly knocked our socks off. No one know who he was, but as soon as he started to speak he was mesmerizing,” Macdonell said. “I knew we would hear from him again.” Macdonell was pastor of St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Bethesda for 38 years, retiring in 1997. After the March on Washington, where he stood just five rows from King at the Lincoln Memorial, he, too, became a “foot soldier” for civil rights, he said. He marched with King from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965, responding to King’s call for pastors from all over the country to come and support the effort for equal voting rights there. “He was my mentor,” Macdonell said. “He motivated us to [act].”

About 250,000 people flooded the National Mall during the march 50 years ago.


Crowds gather at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963. Civil rights leaders decided 1963 was the time for a major national event, said Alonzo Smith, a history professor at Montgomery College in Rockville. They chose Washington to be symbolic of the nationwide need. “The Emancipation Proclamation had been signed 100 years earlier, [President John F.] Kennedy had given a State of the Union speech in January 1963 where he basically said black and white relations were America’s No. 1 domestic problem,” Smith said. “He announced that he would introduce Civil Rights Act legislation.” Current civil rights leaders organized two marches on the National Mall to mark the 50-year anniversary of the 1963 march. One was held Saturday; the other is scheduled for Wednesday: Aug. 28, the same date as the original march. Moone was at Saturday’s march and intends to go again Wednesday. She said she feels there is still much

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work to be done in the area of equal rights. “Fifty years ago, the original march was for jobs, justice and peace,” she said. “How many black people are unemployed today compared to white? Look at how many black men and women are in prison. Have conditions changed in 50 years? Look at education. Blacks have lower test scores and more dropouts.” Macdonell, 80, agrees there is more work to do, although he said he is no longer marching because of his age. “I think the divisions in our society are greater than the time of civil rights,” he said. “ I think King would say, ‘Get back to work, we have a lot to do.’ We’ve gone too far to go back but a lot of effects are being reversed: ID cards, some states are requiring people who vote to have ID cards. These are subtle things to keep people from voting. One of the great benefits of democratic society is

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech. the right to vote.” Smith said he was in the Peace Corps in Africa in 1963 but attended Saturday’s gathering. “It was about the same thing [as the 1963 march]: jobs, the economy, peace, freedom, civil equality,” he said. “But this time the concept of civil rights had expanded to include immigrant rights, same-sex marriage, voting rights for

D.C. and criticism of the government for policies that do not forward the concept of freedom.” King, Smith said, believed civil rights issues touched on the whole community, and that people need to respect each other to build a democratic society. “That was the theme then and that is the theme now,” he said.


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Montgomery County Public Schools held its annual Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, but students didn’t leave the fair this year in Rockville with new backpacks slung over their shoulders. That’s because this year backpacks were sent directly to schools to be distributed. “We thought empowering the schools to meet the needs of their students was a positive,” school system spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala said. More than 41 schools were selected to receive backpacks, mostly Title I schools as identified by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. “The legislation provides federal funds to help students in schools with high economic needs achieve high standards. The specific objective of the Title I program is to enable all students to meet state and local student performance standards and for schools to achieve the Annual Measurable Objectives targets set by the Maryland State Department of Education,” Onijala wrote in an email. That meant no long lines of hopeful parents and students snaked around the fair held in the large parking lot at Carver Educational Services Center, as in prior years. Rather than ask for donations of supplies and backpacks, this year the school district asked for donations of money to purchase them. District officials said they hoped to raise enough money from corporate and private

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Letisha Wander of Rockville, with children Lucas, 6, and Logan, 4, and her mother, Grace Kishna, make their way around the Montgomery County Public Schools Back-to-School Fair on Saturday at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. donations to distribute 50,000 backpacks, enough for almost one-third of the 151,000 students expected to attend county schools this year. Each of those backpacks, filled with supplies, costs $10. Some people still donated supplies and backpacks, Onijala wrote. Although the effort fell well short of that goal, 13,390 backpacks filled with school supplies were provided, up from 8,000 last year, Onijala said in her email. Onijala said some people came to the Back-to-School Fair looking for backpacks but most knew ahead of time that the supplies would not be part of the festivities. Some were disappointed. Erika Ferreras of Takoma Park, who has three children

at Rolling Terrace Elementary School, said she came to the fair looking for backpacks but really didn’t care that they were not available. “That’s fine,” she said. “It’s good for the family to get together. The kids can have fun and I get a lot of information, like the name of an eye doctor close to where we live.” The fair did include health screenings, including eye checks provided by the Montgomery County Medical Society. “It was pretty busy, always a bit of a line, but most kids did well on vision screening,” said Cuong Vu of Bethesda, a retina surgeon. There also were inflatable moonbounces, a pirate ship and slides, a climbing wall

staffed by local Boy Scouts and musical entertainment that had fairgoers of all ages dancing. Lorren Austin of Burtonsville and his daughter Julie, 6, a first-grader at Greencastle Elementary School in Silver Spring, were at the fair for their second year. Last year, Austin said, he was a new county school system parent, so he liked the opportunity to get information on the programs available. Julie, he said, liked the games. They were not looking for backpacks and had heard they would not be available. “It was on the website,” he said.

Montgomery County Public Schools’ latest batch of graduates who took the ACT college entrance exam scored higher in each of the test’s four areas compared to last year’s students and beat both state and national average scores. On the test with possible scores ranging from 0 to 36, the roughly 3,000 test takers from the county school system held an average composite score of 23.5, an increase from 23.2 in 2012, Superintendent Joshua P. Starr said during the Aug. 21 county Board of Education meeting. This year’s state average composite score stood at 22.3 and and the national average at 20.9. The number of students participating in the test fell slightly — from 3,181 students in 2012 to 3,146 students in 2013 — and totaled about 30 percent of the system’s 2013 graduates. Starr said at the Board of Education meeting that the scores marked “good news” for the county school system. He added, however, he had heard reports saying the ACT results generally show a lack of college preparedness among the country’s students. Pointing to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Starr said “the standard is changing” and that he sees county schools working hard as they make the transition. “I am not an apologist for the results we get,” he said. “There’s no doubt we have an enormous amount of work to do in American public education.” Atareacolleges,standardizedtest scores have varying significance and aren’t a make-or-break factor on an application, college and university officials say. Marcus Rosano, a spokesman for Montgomery College, said

that the college doesn’t take ACT or SAT scores into account because its students enter the school through open enrollment. While the SAT tests students on their “reasoning and verbal abilities,” the ACT focuses on “what a student has learned in school,” according to the official ACT website for students. “We see such a small number of these ACT scores because we don’t ask for them,” Rosano said. If students come to the college with strong ACT results, they can use them to receive an exemption from taking the college’s math or English assessment tests. Students must score a 24 or above on both the English and math portions of the ACT to be exempted from the college’s assessment test in either subject. Out of about 6,255 new students at Montgomery College this fall, about 330 approached the school with either their ACT or SAT scores and were able to bypass an assessment test, Rosano said. Shannon Gundy — director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Maryland — said that ACT scores are one factor among many that the university takes into account when looking at“thewholepicture”ofastudent. Of the students admitted for this fall semester, the middle 50 percent scored between 28 and 32 on the ACT, Gundy said. Each year, she said, the university is seeing more and more ACT scores on applications, usually in addition to SAT scores. In the county school system, ACT participation has generally increased about 21 percent over the last five years, according to school officials, with the number of Hispanic students increasing about 60 percent and the number of African-American students increasing about 25 percent over the same time period.


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Zenen Jaimes Perez (left), program fellow of the Latino GLBT History Project, and David Perez (no relation), president of the Latino GLBT History Project, hold signs Monday outside The Fillmore Silver Spring, where controversial Mexican rock group Molotov was performing.

Protesters petition outside Fillmore against band lyrics Group says Molotov song uses anti-gay lyrics BY


Protesters gathered outside The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday with a message for Mexican rock group Molotov and its fans: words matter. Passing out cards, holding signs and circulating a petition, a group of about eight people from Equality Maryland, Casa Ruby and the Latino GLBT History Project formed an informational picket to educate concertgoers on the harm they say is caused by the lyrics of Molotov. The band’s booking at the county-owned venue met with strong opposition over its 1997 song “Puto” that many claim has anti-gay lyrics. In July, County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) asked tenant Live Nation to cancel Monday’s performance, saying the song verged on “hate speech.” Molotov performed as planned. As concertgoers filed into the venue, Stephanie Steele, general manager of The Fillmore Silver Spring, said the concert was going to be very well attended. Monday was Molotov’s first performance at The Fillmore Silver Spring and also the first protest staged outside the venue, Steele said. While the controversy stems from band’s lyrics, not everyone agrees that the words are a slur against the lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual community. Hugo Sanchez, a native of Mexico who came to the concert from Philadelphia, said the song’s title means “rat” — as in someone who rats out another — and that as he interprets it, does not attack gays. The song uses slang that has many different meanings, he said, also noting that it was written 16 years ago when it likely held different meaning. In a July statement emailed by band contact Julio Arellano, Molotov expressed respect and gratitude for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. In the statement, the band said the song was never meant to disrespect the gay community. “We as a band and as individuals express our respect and support to the gay community. We celebrate the freedom of expression, the freedom of choice and the freedom to love whoever you want. As long as we stay playing together, the message from

our music will always be positive and committed to our fans,” the statement read. Ruby Corado, founder and executive director of Casa Ruby, was among those protesting Monday. Corado said the word is derogatory no matter how it is used. “It’s a hateful word,” she said. “It is never used positively.” Despite those who say that the song is being misinterpreted, even outside the venue, the word was being used. One man called out the word as he passed Travis Ballie, a protester from Silver Spring. “I’m used to it,” said Ballie, a member of the Montgomery County Young Democrats. Ballie might have a thick skin, but he said he worries

about the person who is afraid to come out or faces violence because of words like those in Molotov’s song. “That type of language has an impact on people,” Ballie said. “I feel less safe in Silver Spring with this band playing.” Corado said she also heard the word directed at her as she greeted concertgoers and offered them a handout Monday. And it is the same word the hate crime victims she works with hear, she said. Casa Ruby is a multicultural center and safe space serving the Latino LGBT communities of any race, color or economic background in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, according to its website.



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Before several hundred employees of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin pledged Monday to do “everything in my power” to put an end to federal sequestration budget cuts that have hit federal agencies and contractors throughout Montgomery and Frederick counties. “Government has already been cut substantially in recent years,” Cardin said. “I’m tired of seeing federal workers be made the scapegoat for every budget battle.” While many agencies have avoided layoffs and furloughs of employees by delaying services or cutting grants, the effect of the across-the-board budget cuts has been devastating for those workers who have lost jobs, Cardin said at the NRC’s Rockville headquarters after a short meeting with employees. “It has been as bad as we thought it would be,” he said. The NRC saw a 5 percent budget cut for fiscal 2013, or $52 million, and avoided furloughs through delaying research and licenses, and cutting upgrades to its IT system. “About half our cuts are about evenly divided between delays in, and reduced support for,newreactorlicensinganddelaysinlong-termordiscretionary research,”NRCspokesmanScott Burnell said. The agency is also


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ners from across Montgomery County and the region to discuss implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He said Maryland might be well ahead of the curve when it comes to implementing the act, but he has concerns that misinformation, unclear costs and a complex registration process could impact the state’s ability to sign up its uninsured. Medical leaders said residents are hearing misinformation about the ACA. Some even believe it has been repealed. Coupled with the state not yet releasing its application or publishing a breakdown of the plans and the rates that will be available, when enrollment opens Oct. 1, Maryland could face challenges signing up residents. Politics continues to embroil the law and has made it hard to get a clear, accurate message out to the public, Cardin said. He encouraged those gathered Monday to promote grassroots efforts to ensure that people know what the law actually requires, what is available to them, how they sign up for a plan and apply for any subsidies, as well as the cost and the benefits to the law. Cardin said he will be reaching out to the state to obtain an application and rates so that he and his staff can better understand what uninsured constituents will face come Oct. 1. Kate S. Alexander contributed to this report.


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Fears over immigration status and deportation may mean crimes against members of the county’s Latino community are going unreported. County police are reaching out to that community through Hispanic Community Forums scheduled countywide starting this Thursday in Silver Spring hoping to change that. “There is a large population suffering in silence,” Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Darryl McSwain said. On Thursday, Montgomery County police will hold the first of six community forums, which will attempt to provide members of the Hispanic community with information about places they can turn to if they are the victims of crime or fraud. The forums will address topics such as notary fraud, an overview of the emergency communications system and specific public safety issues, McSwain said. The forum will also include an overview of the Family Justice Center, which has resources for families in crisis and victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse, McSwain said. The department is concerned that members of Montgomery County’s Latino community might not report crimes because they are afraid that they may get in trouble with the law themselves because of fears about their immigration status or fears of deportation, he said.

“Our goal is to treat every person with dignity and respect,” he said. At the forum, police will explain to residents that Mont-

“We would love to have many more at the table so people are not living in fear or feel like they must live in that domestic situation.” Daryl Leach, Domestic Violence Coordinator, Family Justice Center gomery County Police will not use immigration information or status as a reason to stop or arrest a person as the sole basis to detain someone. “As more people are informed about resources ... we believe it will reduce fraud and incidents of victimization,” McSwain said. Many residents may not know that they can call 911 anonymously or understand how the 911 system works, he said. “It allows perpetrators to continue to victimize within the community and continue to [victimize] people throughout the entire county,” McSwain said. According to Blanca Kling, Hispanic liaison for Montgomery County Police, police are also trying to warn residents about criminals posing as no-

tary publics or other government officials. Sometimes these criminals acting as legitimate notary publics will charge fees for forms which are supposed to be free, or falsely promise to help immigrants become citizens for a high fee, she said. “We want to make sure people are careful,” Kling said, adding that in one case a criminal posing has a notary targeted more than 50 victims. Daryl Leach, the Domestic Violence Coordinator at the center, said that a domestic violence case coordinator from the center would be talking about services available to residents, including the ability to obtain a protective order from a Montgomery County judge via a video conference call, so they never have to leave the center, or other referrals the center could provide to domestic violence victims. The number of minority residents who come to the center has been steadily increasing, mostly by word of mouth, she said. “We would love to have many more at the table so people are not living in fear or feel like they must live in that domestic situation,” she said. Some of those services include therapy to abuse or domestic violence victims, or emergency funds, or referrals to other agencies or nonprofits like Catholic Charities. And it the center is available to people whether or not they can speak English, she said. “Language is not an obstacle here,” she said. The forum is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at St. Camillus Church at 1600 St. Camillus Drive in Silver Spring.


U.S. National Amputee Soccer Team members Nico Calabria (left) and John Sundquist show great intensity as they battle for possession of the ball as fellow USNAST member Solomon Afro looks on during the Wounded Warriors Soccer exhibition match at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown on Saturday.

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Almost 1,000 people came out to watch players participate in a Wounded Warriors Soccer game Saturday at the Germantown Soccerplex. . Eight wounded warriors, many of whom had prosthetic limbs, showed off their soccer skills to the crowd. Joining them were three members of the U.S. National Amputee Soccer Team. Wounded Warriors Soccer pins were given to each player on the 250 teams that participated in the August Cup youth

soccer tournament also held at the Soccerplex Friday through Sunday, as well as to their parents and spectators. Wounded Warriors Soccer is a nonprofit that provides wounded military members and their families the opportunity to play soccer. The group, founded last year by soccer referee Tom Goubeaux, launched after a contingent of Haitians who had lost limbs as a result of the 2010 earthquake in that country requested a soccer matchup with patients undergoing treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to Goubeaux. The game was a way to thank the U.S. military for disaster relief, he said. Goubeaux, who refereed that game, decided to establish a formal way for wounded warriors and their families to play soccer. In creating Wounded Warriors Soccer, Goubeaux, with the help of sponsors, hosts a free soccer clinic each Sunday on a field

provided to him by the Landon School in Bethesda through the fall. The clinic includes coaching and all the equipment the warriors and their families need to play the game. So far about 24 kids show up weekly to the clinic, he said. “When Wounded Warrior Soccer reached out to us and asked to use our fields, the Landon community embraced the idea immediately,” said David Armstrong, headmaster of Landon School. “We are delighted to assist our veterans and share our facilities in the spirit of service to many worthwhile organizations throughout the year.” For more information on Wounded Warriors Soccer log on to

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Obituary Maximo F. Jauregui, age 85, died on August 18, 2013 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in El Salvador he was the son of the late Salvador Jauregui and Maria Brizvela. He is survived by his wife Rose Jauregui, one son; Maximo W. Jauregui and his wife Manuela Stanga, one daughter; Cynthia M. Magee, and also surviving many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Maximo was a professional barber for more than 45 years working in the Washington D.C. area, the Kensington area and then to Ocean City. A memorial service will be held on Friday August 23, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Ocean City. Interment will be held Saturday August 24 at Gate of Heaven cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Dr. Suite 202, Baltimore, MD. 21204. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. 1907549



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Rep. Christopher Van Hollen Jr. has joined with political watchdog groups to challenge in federal court a tax loophole that allows nonprofits to make undisclosed political contributions in federal elections. Van Hollen (D-Dist. 8) of Kensington, together with Democracy 21, the Campaign Legal Center and Public Citizen, filed suit Aug. 21 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the IRS regulations that govern eligibility for tax-exempt status as a section 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organization. The IRS declined to comment. Van Hollen said in a telephone press conference that the long-standing regulations allow organizations to hide behind 501(c)(4) status and anonymously launder big money into elections. “The public has a right to know who is bankrolling these election campaigns and ads running on TV,” he said. Tax law clearly requires those organizations engage “exclusively” in social welfare activities, Van Hollen said. Yet under the agency’s regulations, organizations could get tax-exempt status as long as social welfare was a primary focus, but it did not need to be the exclusive focus, he said. The case filed Aug. 21 asks the court to order the IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury to comply with the “plain meaning of the law,” Van Hollen said. The case does not seek to tax spending in elections, he said. Organizations seeking to directly engage in election activity can apply for tax-exempt status

under section 527 of the law, but those organizations must disclose donors, he said. Recent controversy about the agency’s investigations into political groups that were after tax-exempt status as a social welfare organization has embroiled the IRS. Democracy 21 is a nonpartisan nonprofit aimed at making democracy work for all Americans. Its founder and president, Fred Wertheimer, said his organization filed a petition two years ago with the IRS asking it to change its rules and close the loophole. The IRS did nothing, he said. The lawsuit would not only force the IRS to take the action Democracy 21 sought, but would require the agency to issue new regulations that would end huge sums of money being spent in federal elections by 501(c)(4) groups, he said. In 2008, 501(c)(4) nonprofits spent $82.2 million on political activity, according to Federal Election Commission filing data analyzed by the Center for Responsive Politics. In 2012, that number jumped to more than $256 million, the center reported. However, center spokeswoman Viveca Novak noted that the data published by her group is only what the nonprofits must to provide the FEC and probably does not include all spending on political activities by 501(c)(4) organizations. “Until this problem is addressed and solved, the big losers here are voters,” Wertheimer said. Scott Nelson of Public Citizen, lead plaintiff attorney in the case, said the complaint seeks to stop future undisclosed political spending by the organizations, but it would not punish any groups retroactively. As a congressman, Van Hollen has the standing necessary to bring the case to federal court, Nelson said.

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When students at St. Peter’s Catholic School in Olney returned to classes Monday, Anna Bowers (left), an eighth-grader and vice president of the student council, along with a group of first-graders, led the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

POLICE BLOTTER 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.

Aggravated assault • On Aug. 7 at 8:51 p.m. in the 4600 block of Pinetree Road, Rockville. The subject is known to the victim. • On Aug. 8 at 9:53 p.m. in the 2400 block of University Boulevard West, Silver Spring. No further information provided.

Armed robbery

• 4000 block of Postgate Terrace, Silver Spring, at 12:19 p.m. Aug. 12. The subject attempted to enter the residence.

Sexual assault • On Aug. 11 at 11:49 a.m. at the dry cleaner at 12335 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. The subject inappropriately touched the victim.

Strong-arm robbery • On Aug. 9 at 1:10 a.m. at Connecticut and Georgia avenues, Silver Spring. The subjects assaulted the victim and took property.

• On Aug. 13 at 11:30 p.m. in the 14400 block of Bauer Drive, Rockville. The subjects threatened the victims with weapons and took property.

Burglary • On Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. in the 500 block of Grand Cypress Court, Silver Spring. Attempted forced entry, took nothing.

• 12800 block of Bushey Drive, Silver Spring, on Aug. 2. No further information provided. • 13400 block of Oriental Street, Rockville, between 12:55 and 1:15 a.m. Aug. 2. Forced entry into shed, took property. • 800 block of Midland Road, Silver Spring, between 11:20 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 6. Forced entry, took property. • 900 block of Good Hope Drive, Silver Spring, at 1:44 p.m. Aug. 6. No forced entry, took property. • 3900 block of Bel Pre Road, Silver Spring, between Aug. 8 and 10. No forced entry, took property. • 13300 block of Oriental Street, Rockville, between Aug. 11 and 13. Attempted forced entry, took nothing. • 1100 block of Kersey Road, Silver Spring, at 10:31 a.m. Aug. 12. Unknown entry, took property.


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site of the proposed Riggs Road station G onTheUniversity Boulevard at Riggs Road.


President’s Drive at Campus Drive in College Park, site of the proposed Campus H Center station.

Annapolis Road/ Glenridge

Beacon Heights


The corner of Bonifant Street and Flower Avenue, where the new Silver Spring Library is under construction and where a stop on the Purple Line will be located.

Riverdale Park


Number of individual properties — 63 businesses and 50 residences — that would be completely displaced for the entire project


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Fall2011 n Began preliminary engineering and final environmental impact statement.

Spring2013 n Public meetings with Purple Line planners.

Summer2013 n Publication and review of final environmental impact statement.

Fall2013 n Completion of preliminary engineering plans, record of decision, begin final design and start land-acquisition process for construction staging areas.

2015 n Begin construction.

2020 n Open to service. SOURCE: WWW.PURPLELINEMD.COM

maintaining the project, the private partner also will help finance a portion of the construction, according to the Purple Line website. Construction, set to begin in 2015, is expected to last five years. As a light-rail system, the train would be slower than Metro trains, said Michael D. Madden, manager of the Maryland Transit Administration’s Purple Line project. Traveling at posted roadway speeds and carrying fewer people per train, the Purple Line would be mostly above ground, he said. A light rail is an electric rail train powered by overhead wires. Its tracks are safe to walk across because no power runs through the rails. Madden said that while the project has very broad support, his team has worked to lessen the concerns of communities along the route. Those concerns include how the rail line will affect hike-and-bike trails as well as the impact it will have on houses and businesses. In its current design, 113 properties along the route of the 21-station line will have to be demolished for the project. The transit agency said it will negotiate with property owners to offer a price based on fair market value, although several business owners have expressed doubt that there will be enough money to help them move and start over. Owners unwilling to sell will find themselves in court, fighting the state’s efforts to take their property through eminent domain, said Purple Line strategic outreach coordinator Teri Moss. Those who feel they have been or will be injured by the project, or who feel they

are being discriminated against, can file a complaint under the Civil Rights Act with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development or the state transit agency’s Equal Opportunity Section, according to the agency. Contractors will decide the details of when Purple Line work will begin along the route, but the state ultimately will own and manage the rail line, Madden said. The Federal Transit Administration is expected to issue the “record of decision” this fall, which will allow construction to begin on the Purple Line, he said. “Once that’s issued, we are then able to begin negotiating the acquisition of property,” Madden said, adding that his agency already is starting to bring onboard independent appraisers. Because these areas often will require full relocation of residents and businesses, Madden said his team plans to start the process as soon as October and into early 2014. The state plans to provide services to affected homeowners and tenants, including relocation counselors, replacement housing assistance payments of up to $45,000 for homeowners, moving expense reimbursements, higher mortgage interest-rate reimbursements and business reestablishment allowances of up to $60,000, Madden said. Property values within a quarter- to half-mile of the Purple Line stations will “most likely” rise, Madden said. During the housing downturn, he said, houses near mass transit systems, especially light and heavy rail, maintained their value better than other houses. However, he said, there is no guarantee. The new light rail is about improved connections — from one Metro line to an-

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SOUNDING OFF BETHESDA STATION, 9 A.M. “This just breaks my

heart,” said Maribeth Eiden, who stood in her shaded yard on Kentbury Drive, which backs up to the Georgetown Branch of the Capital Crescent Trail, and pointed out two towering tulip poplars that will have to be cut down to make way for the light rail. She and her husband, who have lived in the house since 1982, are part of a neighborhood group that is fighting the Purple Line. “This will have a huge ecological effect. This kind of canopy is not replaceable.”


Tall, mature trees will be lost to the construction of the Purple Line along the Georgetown Branch Trail, an extension of the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda.

other, one activity center to another and connections to employment hubs, he said. “It certainly has the potential to spur a lot of good things,” Madden said.


“I’m quite sure every development project takes steps, and it seems like we are always the last step or last thought,” said Michael A. Bailey, the owner and barber at Ebony Barbers Unisex on Bonifant Street, noting his business depends on visibility and walkins. “If we lose revenue, how

LIGHT RAIL FACTS n Light rail trains are designed with low floors and wide doorways.

Trains are approximately

95-100 feet long.

Train cars will hold


n The flat fare is expected to be

passengers. There will also


be two-car trains, which will

to Metrobus.

hold 280 passengers.



Continued from Page A-1 Passing through the East Bethesda neighborhood, the mature trees that once shaded the trail will be gone, taken down for the light rail. Riders will be able to see directly into the backyards of houses on Kentbury Drive, homes of residents who have fought this project for years, and whose houses will be visible above the 4-foot sound wall. Connecticut Avenue Station, 9:03 a.m.

As the train continues east, it will pass through Columbia Country Club and will cross Connecticut Avenue on a bridge, coming to stop at a new station where the Chevy Chase Lakes project is slated to be built.

Lyttonsville Station, 9:05 a.m.

The train will make its way into Lyttonsville, a tight-knit, historically African-American community. Lyttonsville is home to an industrial district, the Forest Glen Annex and the National Park Seminary, which has been rooted in the community for more than 100 years as both a finishing school for girls and a rehabilitation facility for soldiers returning from World War II. Five generations of Charlotte Coffield’s family have lived in Lyttonsville. While the community was concerned about the project at first, the Purple Line team was given a tour of the community and agreed to relocate the maintenance yard, which saved some businesses. Though she may not ride the Purple Line, Coffield said she sees the value of the project for future generations. Resident Roger Paden thinks this project could make Lyttonsville a recreation destination because of the stop’s close proximity to the neighborhood community center, Rosemary Hills Park and Rock Creek Park.

Woodside/16th Street Station, 9:07 a.m.

Pulling into the station, there will be no sign of the Spring Center shopping mall and the many small businesses it currently houses. Shops and restaurants will have been forced to relocate and some will have been eligible for up to $60,000 for relocation expenses. But that’s not enough, say the shop owners who are there now. Some are first-generation Americans and say they don’t know whom to contact to voice their opposition to the project.

Silver Spring Transit Center Station, 9:09 a.m.

By 9:09 a.m., the train will travel over the Metro’s Red Line where it crosses over Colesville Road. It will head directly into the heart of Silver Spring’s Central Business District at the Silver Spring Transit Center, on the corner of Wayne Avenue and Colesville Road. Once it’s open, the transit hub will bring together buses, taxis, the MARC train, Metro’s Red Line and the Purple Line light rail. As the train continues toward its next destination, it will travel through


Melinda Ulloa, of Takoma Park, talks about trying to keep the old Flower Theater intact, after the Purple Line comes to Takoma Park. what was once 1110 Georgia Ave., a commercial office building on the corner of Bonifant Street that houses more than a dozen businesses, including tattoo parlors, bookstores and restaurants. The building will be acquired to ensure that the train will make it to grade level on Bonifant Street, which is home to more than 20 small businesses. Shop owners soon will see their two-lane road with 30 metered parking spaces transform to a one-way street with only 12 metered spaces for patrons and two lanes of light rail barreling by. Silver Spring Library Station, 9:12 a.m.

Within three minutes of the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest stops on the line, the train will pull up to the new Silver Spring Library, which is expected to be open by November 2014. During the next four minutes, the train will travel through the peaceful, shaded neighborhood of the ThreeCivics Working Group for Residential Wayne Avenue Purple Line Design. The collaboration formed in April and comprises the Seven Oaks Evanswood, East Silver Spring and Park Hill civic associations. The group met collectively with Purple Line officials July 25 to discuss only a handful of their concerns, including the location of a traction power substation — a large box placed every mile along the path that keeps the train moving — which is planned to be anchored in the front yard at the corner of Wayne Avenue and Greenbrier Drive.

Dale Drive Station, 9:16 a.m.

Riders then will pass by where the Dale Drive Station is planned. Residents and Purple Line officials still are debating the need for the station, which will be placed in the middle of a single-family home neighborhood in close proximity to Sligo Creek Elementary School and the Silver Spring International Middle School. While most residents accept the inevitability of the Purple Line, some still question the need for this stop along the route. This stretch of the line is the only one in Montgomery County where cars

will share lanes with the light rail. Resident Chris Richardson said he worries whether Purple Line planners can mitigate the concerns of the neighborhood, such as the noise of squealing wheels and the placement of the traction power substations. He also fears the Purple Line will lead to zoning changes that will compromise the character of the neighborhood. Manchester Place Station, 9:20 a.m.

After the train leaves the Manchester Place Station, it will take one of its few trips underground for the 100 block of Plymouth Street, a quiet, dead-end road that is lined with brick apartment buildings and single-family homes. Bart Hall, who has lived on the street for 20 years, said he has no problem with the light rail, as long as it doesn’t change the character of his quiet neighborhood. He doesn’t want the street to turn into the station’s de facto parking lot.

Long Branch Station, 9:22 a.m.

Just two minutes later, the train will pull into the Long Branch Station, which is bordered by small businesses. Carlos Perozo, owner of tax preparation business ZP Tax since 2007 and a Silver Spring resident since 2002, sees the station as “progress.” His office will be about a mile and a half from the station and he believes that in conjunction with the Long Branch Sector Plan, the Purple Line could help in the revitalization of the multicultural community.

Piney Branch Road Station, 9:26 a.m.

After the train leaves the Piney Branch Road Station, it will pass Flower Avenue and the front of the historic Flower Theatre. The theater’s facade, including 40 feet into the building, was designated a historic site by the Montgomery County Council Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee on July 29. The County Council will vote on the site’s historic preservation in the fall, according to Melissa Williams, a senior planner at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

This is not good enough for Takoma Park and Silver Spring residents such as Melinda Ulloa and Dan Reed, who are working with the Flower Theatre Project to save the theater and turn it into a community or arts space. John Marcolin, an urban designer for the Montgomery County Planning Department, said the theater will not be torn down for light rail construction. The proposed station will be on nearby Arliss Street, but the Flower Theatre will not be affected, Marcolin said. Ulloa said she is also worried about her neighbors in nearby apartment buildings. Light-rail construction will take down current retail and apartment buildings on Piney Branch, Flower Avenue and Arliss Street. Residents such as Marilyn Piety worry what traffic pattern changes in the neighborhood for the Purple Line could mean for their main drag of Flower Avenue. The rail car will turn onto Md. 193 and pass the New Hampshire Estates, a 4.9-acre park with sports fields and a playground. The park will lose 10 to 15 spaces in a small lot for the rail line construction, said Chuck Kines, the park and trail planner for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. But Kines said the park will be more walkable after the light rail is built. Takoma/Langley Transit Center station, 9:28 a.m.

Nearing the Takoma/Langley Transit Center Station at 9:28 a.m., riders will pass several apartment buildings on University Boulevard with window seats to the Purple Line. Renters once had affordable housing, but access to major transit is bumping up rental rates, pushing many out. Rents are rising in apartments such as Bedford Station Apartments at 1400 University Blvd. East, and Victoria Station Apartments at 8107 14th Ave., both in Hyattsville. Many tenants are being pushed out, said Zorayda MoreiraSmith, the manager for housing and community development at Casa of Maryland, an organization that helps low-income Hispanics in the community gain access to resources. As the train pulls into the station, riders will see the back of the Expo Emart in the Takoma/Langley Crossroads shopping center. A portion of the Expo Emart parking lot will be lost for light rail construction, but Susanne DeLyon, the president of Expo Emart, is not upset by this. She said customers will be able to get to the market from farther distances now that they have access to the Purple Line, opening a new customer base for her store. Many businesses along University Boulevard are looking forward to construction, said Melanie Isis, the executive director of the Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority, which represents business and property owners in the area. The authority sees the Purple Line as positive investment in local infrastructure.

do we pay our bills?” Bailey is no stranger to the encroaching demands of development. He was forced to move his barbershop to its current location 18 years ago to make way for the revitalization of downtown Silver Spring. While he is in support of progress, he is worried about how the Purple Line will affect business.


“There’s no arguing the convenience,” said Chris Richardson, a Silver Spring resident, of the potential Dale Drive station. “But it’s a Trojan horse in that according to people plugged into zoning code rewrite, once you put in a transit station you impose upon it expectations for development around the station.” Richardson has voiced his concerns at a meeting with Purple Line planners on July 25 about changing the character of the quaint neighborhood he lives in with his wife and kids.


“I’m happy that Montgomery County has deemed Langley Park worthy of their efforts,” said Melinda Ulloa, a Takoma Park resident fighting to keep the historic Flower Theatre, which may be affected by Purple Line construction. “I’m not sure that a light rail is money well spent. Prices will go up. I can only assume that with the development, the traffic will increase. My neighbors are in those apartment buildings. I foresee that it will displace a large number of people. What are they going to do to relocate these residents?”

TAKOMA/LANGLEY TRANSIT CENTER, 9:28 A.M. “If there’s a stop out

front, it’ll be great,” said Susanne DeLyon, the president of Expo Emart. DeLyon said she is excited for the light rail and is anxiously waiting for it to be built. “A whole lot of people here don’t have driver’s licenses and cars. They’re stranded. It’s very difficult to live in America without a car.”




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Opposing interests in Clarksburg

Competing interests — environmental protection and development — are fighting it out in what will likely be Montgomery County’s last frontier: Clarksburg. Ground Zero is a 538-acre tract west of Interstate 270. The property includes the Ten Mile Creek watershed, which feeds into Little Seneca Creek, a backup drinking water source for the region. Pulte Homes has proposed building 1,007 housing units on the land — 704 single-family homes and 303 townhouses. The staff of the Montgomery County Planning Board has proposed cutting the project back to about 217 homes. The Save the Ten Mile Creek Coalition believe the staff report still didn’t go far enough to preserve the watershed. Two other factors are mixing with the debate. One is the resentment of NEW HOMES CAN current ClarksCOEXIST WITH burg residents. ENVIRONMENTAL Many believe they haven’t gotten the PROTECTION amenities they were promised years ago. And the other is the possibility that the community will have separate outlet shopping malls. For a growing area that still doesn’t have a grocery store, it seems sad residents might soon instead have their choice of retail establishments for designer goods. Pulte fired its own shot to foment the anxiety of current Clarksburg residents. In July, it released a report estimating the millions that wouldn’t be spent by new consumers if the county proceeds to scale back its plans. “In a community like Clarksburg that is already desperate for successful retail services, it is hard to reconcile how planning staff justifies this outcome. There’s nothing in the staff report that addresses the realities of lost spending and lost jobs, which are absolutely essential to the vitality of Clarksburg,” wrote Lewis Birnbaum, president of Pulte’s mid-Atlantic division. The Clarksburg residents would no doubt respond that they were promised retail services long before Pulte’s plan entered the fray. The matter is now before the five-member Planning Board. The board a hearing scheduled for Sept. 10. Work sessions will follow, and a decision is to be sent to the County Council in October. The council still has to vote on an update to the master plan, which might not happen until next spring. Although the supporters of more restrictive development won’t agree, the Pulte plan has merits. For one, the plan follows land-use guides written in the 1994 master plan. Protecting the environment was as strong a motivator then as it is now, and the authors considered development and preservation to produce a master plan that serves both. Of the 538 acres, about 240 acres of that is forest. Pulte says about 167 acres of forest will be preserved. About 87 acres of open space will be reforested. Which means after development, there could be more trees on the property. Their plans spell out efforts to preserve streams, including environmental site design to address stormwater runoff. A secondary merit to the plan is that it provides much-needed housing. Montgomery lacks sufficient affordable housing — a look at the flow of commuter traffic out of Frederick County demonstrates that. Following county regulations, the Pulte plan adds 126 moderately priced dwelling units to the county’s housing stock. Finally, the plan has merit because Pulte followed the rules. The builder used the 1994 master plan as a guide to proceed. The company purchased TDRs — the transfer of development rights, reducing the development of one tract to increase development elsewhere. What Pulte needs now is the reliability that the county will stick to a master plan, even one that was drafted 19 years ago. The Planning Board should proceed with its hearings and work sessions. It will hear that Pulte can build its homes and preserve the area’s unique environmental concerns. The board should then recommend the council give its blessings to the project. Residents will see that environmental protection and new housing do not have to be mutually exclusive.

The Gazette Karen Acton, President/Publisher


Predatory traffic enforcement hurts businesses I own a picture framing business in Wheaton that has been operating in the same location since 1958. I have owned it since 1978 having purchased it from the original owners. As most people know it’s getting more difficult for small businesses like mine to survive. A pleasant shopping experience has been something my customers have enjoyed for decades. Now we get to the point. Last Saturday my first customers were a couple that have been working with me for over 30 years. They came into my shop carrying items for framing. The first thing the husband did was hand me a dollar and asked for change for the parking meter. As I handed him four quarters I glanced up to see a

meter enforcement person about to put a ticket on my customer’s windshield. I hurried out, my customer following, to alert the meter person as to what was happening. Explaining the circumstances I expected him to excuse the ticket and wish us a pleasant day. No such luck. He said once the ticket was written that was it. I don’t think that’s true. The meter guy must have seen my customer park and go toward my shop. The predatory practice of not allowing someone a minute or two to get change for the meter is an example of the problems consumers face while trying to bring us their business. This attitude fosters ill will and resentment and contributes to the nega-

tive image so many people have about Wheaton. Businesses failing because of unreasonable rent demands, construction noise and road closures, terrible commuter traffic and a tremendous influx of non-English speaking residents needs a less predatory and punitive attitude toward the people who have loyally patronized our local small business community for years. It takes a special form of misanthropy to enjoy financially punishing people for their lack of having spare change immediately ready to feed the meter.

Bert Walker, Columbia The writer owns Ray Picture Framing, Wheaton.

Bottle the bottle bill

Taking a stand against athletic transfers It’s time for MCPS to take a stand regarding transfers of athletes from their home school district to another. Coach Fred Kim was on target stating how fidelity to one’s village and school has given way to becoming the next LeBron James [“Coaches see an increase in athletes switching high schools,” Aug. 14]. Permitting these transfers out of local district is a disservice to the students, and I stress the word student. In 2011 there were about 854,000 senior athletes. Approximately 5 percent of these made their college teams and less than 1 percent received athletic scholarships. Many of these never learned academic basics, were “used” by their college’s athletic department, and subsequently flunked out without a degree. Thus, our

primary concern should be the purpose for which schools exist — education. Placing emphasis on education should be simple. To transfer a student should meet two requirements. First, the school to which they intend to transfer must have an academic program not offered at the local school. Second, the transferring student must have at least a B average in the academic discipline (i.e. science, English, mathematics, etc.) for which they desire transfer. Note that yards per carry, points per game, batting average, etc., play no part in the decision to grant a transfer. As a further deterrent to transfer, the transferring student may not participate in any sport during the academic year in which the transfer becomes effective to ensure the aca-

demic program which was the basis of transfer receives total immersion by the student. Of course, as it was when I was in school, move of the family residence from one local district to another remains a valid reason for a transfer. If a transfer is essential to a student’s future it seems logical parents would be willing to uproot their families, moving them into the desired district. Let’s put the emphasis back onto education and make athletics what is intended: an extracurricular activity. Give local districts and the villages in which they are located an identity. Stop the lunacy of transfer that prevents schools from achieving their primary purpose.

Bob Schaefer, Montgomery Village

Saving Ten Mile Creek There is a saying: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results.” The developers who want to build on the clean headwaters of Ten Mile Creek depend on this form of “insanity.” Brochures with pictures of pretty green trees do not change the facts. Damage is damage. And once water is polluted it will never be clean again — no matter how many chemicals they put in it. Massive amounts of paved surfaces will cause runoff pollution that will end

up in Little Seneca Lake, an emergency drinking water reservoir for the Washington, D.C., area. This lake straddles Black Hill Park and is widely enjoyed by fisherman, boaters and thriving wildlife — including bald eagles. Why is it necessary to build an outlet mall on the only clean creek in Montgomery County when the promise to build a Clarksburg Town Center has not been fulfilled? Residents are now being told that the town center somehow depends on the commercial devel-

opment on the headwaters. Developers take a huge risk when they buy protected wetlands. The residents of Clarksburg and Germantown residents shouldn’t have to pay for that gamble. We need to put the right kind of development, at the right scale, in the right place. Services have been long promised to Clarksburg residents. Clarksburg Town Center is the right place to locate needed projects — not Ten Mile Creek.

Julia Vickers, Germantown

Jordan Newmark’s letter to the editor [“Support for a bottle bill to clean up our playgrounds,” Aug. 21], embraces a poorly thought out plan that will lead to a more expensive and more complicated recycling system for Maryland. The writer doesn’t grasp that the bottle deposit scheme, which would assess Marylanders a fee, say 5 or 10 cents on every bottle or can of water, soda, beer or juice they buy, will cause more problems than it is worth. Today, we have better ways to recycle. Here’s why bottle deposits add hassle and expense to recycling: • It boosts fuel emissions by requiring individuals to transport empty containers to redemption locations. • It requires a heavy investment in infrastructure and commercial vehicles to collect empty containers from redemption locations and transport them to processing facilities. • It competes with existing curbside recycling programs in Maryland counties that rely on the revenue from beverage container material. • It levies yet another tax on residents and threatens local jobs. Maryland’s porous borders with four neighboring states and Washington, D.C., none of which have deposit laws, would present a huge problem. A deposit system would not complement our existing curbside recycling system. It would instead undercut curbside recycling’s effectiveness and efficiency. Earlier this year, a group pushed a bottle deposit proposal before Maryland’s legislature, but they failed to move it forward with a consensus view that curbside recycling is not only effective, but popular and widely available — 90 percent of Marylanders have access to curbside recycling. There are smarter ways to recycle, unfortunately, some continue to trot out ideas that just don’t work.

Ellen Valentino, Annapolis The writer is executive vice president of the Maryland-Delaware-DC Beverage Association.

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Taxpayers exiting Maryland The Tax Foundation is a wellrespected research organization that has monitored federal and state tax levels since 1937. Its recent study of taxpayer migration between states is a fascinating look at which states are gaining or losing taxpayers and why. It also reports how much taxable income those taxpayers take with them. The study covers years 2000 to 2010 and measures so-called domestic migration between states. A state’s population changes in three ways: births vs. deaths, foreign immigration and domestic migration. The Tax Foundation’s report only measures domestic migration — each state’s net gain or loss as American citizens move from state to MY MARYLAND state within BLAIR LEE the U.S. It also measures only those migrating Americans who filed federal income tax returns. By tracking each taxpayer’s Social Security number, the IRS can tell where we’ve moved and how much taxable income we took with us. The Tax Foundation’s report is based on this IRS data. But, please keep in mind that this is a study of taxpayer migration shifts, not population shifts. Here’s a good example of the difference. From 2000 to 2010 Maryland’s combined population increased 9 percent to 5,773,552. But, during the same period, Maryland suffered a net 66,000 loss of U.S. citizens who moved to other states and took $5.5 billion in taxable income with them. How could Maryland’s total population increase by 477,000 while its domestic population suffered a net 66,000 loss? Because the state’s outflow of U.S. citizens to other states was masked by a net gain of births over deaths and by a huge inflow of foreign immigrants. During the 10-year period, 1,335,104 U.S. citizens migrated to Maryland from other states, but 1,401,377 U.S. citizens left Maryland for other states, the nation’s 10th worst domestic population loss. And, while the folks moving here


brought in $41.28 billion of taxable income, the folks leaving took with them $46.78 billion, a net taxable income loss of $5.5 billion, the nation’s eighth worst decline. By either measure, Maryland is a “loser state.” New York is the nation’s top loser state, a net loss to other states of 1.2 million residents and $45.6 billion in taxable income. The other loser states, in descending order, are California, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Massachusetts and Maryland. Conversely, the top winner states in descending order are Florida, Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Washington and Colorado. People move for a host of reasons: retirement, looking for work, cheaper housing, lower cost-of-living, better economy, health needs and so on. But, generally, they all seek the same thing — a better quality of life. Clearly, millions of Americans voted with their feet against the loser states and their diminished quality of life. And it’s no coincidence that the top loser states are big government, big spending, big taxing states compared to the top winner states. For instance, six of the top 10 loser states are also the nation’s highest per capita tax burden states. (New York, No. 1; New Jersey, No. 2; California, No. 4; Massachusetts, No. 8; Illinois, No. 11; and Maryland, No. 12). Meanwhile, six of the top 10 winner states are the nation’s lowest per capita tax burden states (Texas, No. 45; Nevada, No. 42; South Carolina, No. 41; Arizona, No. 40; Colorado, No. 32; and Washington, No. 28). And it’s no coincidence that the top loser states have some of the nation’s highest income tax rates while four of the top winner states (Florida, Texas, Nevada and Washington) have no state income tax at all. Focusing on Maryland tells us even more. In descending order, here’s where Marylanders fled from 2000 to 2010: 41,988 went to Florida, Pennsylvania (40,228), North Carolina (26,357), Virginia (15,553), West Virginia (21,149), South Carolina (12,031) and Delaware (11,822). The exodus to Florida and the Carolinas is partially due to retirements but also because an increasing number of Maryland taxpayers are establishing out-of-state residency to escape Maryland’s elevated

income taxes. A local wealth manager recently told me that 60 percent of his clients have established Florida residency (Florida has no income tax). But many of the 88,752 Marylanders who’ve fled to Maryland’s adjoining states (Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware) are, as highway traffic patterns indicate, refugees still commuting to their jobs in Maryland. Delaware has no sales tax and Maryland is one of only two states that levies both an estate tax and an inheritance tax (Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina and Florida have neither). Don’t buy in Maryland and, for your children’s sake, don’t die in Maryland. The rate of Marylanders moving to Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina accelerated over the end of the decade but leveled-out for Delaware and West Virginia. And, interestingly, the number of Marylanders moving to Florida dramatically declined in 2009 and 2010, probably due to the recession’s impact on retirements. Finally, let’s look at which states lost people and wealth to Maryland. By far, the top “donor state” was Washington, D.C. More than 63,000 D.C. residents moved to Maryland, mostly during the first half of the decade. The next highest donor states to Maryland, in descending order, were New York (30,446), New Jersey (17,555), Michigan (5,488) and Illinois (3,597). That’s right, people fled here mostly from other loser states that made Maryland’s federal job market look good by comparison! As you’ve probably noticed, the top loser states are solidly Democratic Blue states while the winner states are mostly Red states. To cure this embarrassment, the IRS last year canceled its tax migration data gathering but, after a strong protest, restored it, for now. Apparently, some folks don’t like the political conclusions that following the money suggests. Blair Lee is chairman of the board of Lee Development Group in Silver Spring and a regular commentator for WBAL radio. His column appears Fridays in the Business Gazette. His past columns are available at His email address is

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A plea for balance The Gazette has every right to publish opinion pieces, no matter how lopsided and flawed their argument. But, then, by limiting your regular op-ed columnist to just Blair Lee, do you not have a corresponding obligation to fea-

ture opinion pieces likely to reflect dissenting judgments? I can’t believe your existing practice comports with the philosophy of the Post-Newsweek Media family of which you’re a part.

Joel Darmstadter, Bethesda

New tree legislation a step toward sustaining tree canopy Montgomery County just passed landmark legislation that allows the county to recover at least some portion of tree canopy lost to new development and deliver better protection for roadside and street trees. For the first time, we are assigning direct value to individual trees that keep our communities livable and environmentally sustainable. The effort to get these laws in place became a protracted and emotional eight-year battle between a small group of local developers, and civic and conservation groups. Less than a month since the signing of the tree bills, alarm bells are sounding needlessly from worried homeowners. One of the most common misperceptions about a new urban canopy law in Montgomery County is that a homeowner who desires to cut down one tree on their lot will have to replant three trees to replace the one removed. This is not the case. Instead, the urban canopy law, which requires replacement of trees, is triggered by the need for a sediment control permit. This permit was already one of the existing requirements for stormwater management in the county. For starters, the permit is needed when there is land disturbance of 5,000 square feet or more. The average homeowner is seldom an applicant for a sediment control permit. Typically, permit applicants are developers setting about to build a new home on a single lot or take down an existing house to build a much larger one in its place. While the urban canopy law does not stop development from taking place, and does little to discourage removal of

healthy mature trees, this law does present a “you break it, you buy it” policy. At a minimum, the law will deliver a way to replace lost canopy either by direct on-site replanting — or by paying into a public tree conservation fund to allow for planting elsewhere if there is insufficient room on a lot being developed. There is more that the law will do, but replacement of canopy lost on private land — that leads to healthy, viable neighborhoods — is the essence of the legislation. A second new tree law protects trees in the public rights of way along streets and roads where construction often damages mature trees, or results in outright removal if a tree stands in the way of getting to a lot being developed. The new law codifies protection for street trees during construction and calls for replacement if a tree cannot be saved before a building project begins. Many nearby jurisdictions, as well as the cities of Rockville, Gaithersburg and Takoma Park within Montgomery, have already taken steps to do what the county has finally accomplished to address loss of valuable tree canopy. Tree laws in those incorporated areas are far more rigorous that the new county laws. Sadly, the Montgomery laws do not prevent the outright removal of trees but the laws provide some basis to stop and think — and consider if tree removal is necessary and worth the cost of replacement. That alone is a giant step forward.

Caren Madsen, Silver Spring The writer chairs the nonprofit Conservation Montomery.


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Montgomery County continues to house more fast-growing private companies than any other county in Maryland. More than half of Maryland’s businesses that made Inc. magazine’s annual list of the 500 rapidgrowth companies nationwide, which was released this week, were in Montgomery, at 10 out of 19 businesses. Last year, 12 out of 20 in Maryland that made the top 500 were in Montgomery. So what is it about Montgomery that makes it a better breeding ground than most for relatively young companies to explode? Being so close to federal agencies like the National Insti-

tutes of Health in Bethesda, Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring and National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg is a key factor, said Elaine Amir, executive director of the Montgomery County campus of Johns Hopkins University. “The federal research labs help a lot,” said Amir, also a board member of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and Tech Council of Maryland. The high educational level of employees and entrepreneurs is another factor, said Seth Goldman, president of Bethesda beverage company Honest Tea, which made the Inc. list in 2003 and 2004. “It’s a very idea-based environment, which is open to new ideas,” he said. The area has good infrastructure, such as close access to airports. And it has resources in the mode of innovation centers,


Continued from Page A-1 gomery County Police Department, said police are currently tracking 33 gangs, ranging from major organizations such as the Crips, Bloods and MS13 to smaller neighborhood crews that operate within small local territories. Friday’s information session was one of two that the county’s school security staff will have, said Alyson Baber, one of six security coordinators for Montgomery County Public Schools. There will be another in January after winter break. Along with Wilcher’s presentation on gangs, security staff received briefings on drugs, bombs and an introduc-

“It’s a very idea-based environment, which is open to new ideas” Seth Goldman, president, Honest Tea conferences and mentors, Goldman said. On this year’s Inc. list, the two fastest-growing private companies in Maryland are in Montgomery County for the first time since 2002. Inc. ranks private companies based on their revenue growth in the past three years. NSR Solutions, a Rockville information technology business that provides high-tech, recruiting, engineering and other services for federal and commercial clients, ranked 41st in the nation and tops in Maryland. The company had revenue of $10.1 million last year, a more

tion on how to conduct investigations, among other things, Baber said. Each of Montgomery’s 25 high schools has one security team leader and five assistants, except for Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring — the largest school in the county with more than 2,800 students — which has more, she said. Middle schools generally have two security officers, Baber said. There are also 15 school resource officers, police officers stationed in schools to help deal with security issues. While security officers are based out of the high schools, they often visit other schools as part of their rounds, Baber said. Each member of the staff wore a

than 6,000 percent increase from roughly $150,000 in 2009. NSR was founded in 2003 and has added 244 employees in the past three years to number a little more than 250, according to the magazine. Gaithersburg-based DSFederal, another government contractor that provides services such as software integration, consulting, training and grants management, was ranked 55th nationally and second in Maryland. The company saw revenue of $9.4 million in 2012, more than 5,000 percent higher than roughly $180,000 in 2009. Founded in 2007, DSFederal

dark blue shirt Friday with “Security” written across the back in block letters. The security teams are required to wear their uniforms whenever they’re working, and they’re introduced at school orientations along with members of the administration, Baber said. “We want that visibility,” she said. The security teams handle a wide variety of responsibilities, from student fights and investigating reports of misbehavior to escorting disruptive students to administrators’ offices and directing traffic in the morning, Baber said. In one classroom, Lt. Matt Trivett of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue bomb squad showed examples and videos of various types of pipe bombs to demonstrate their power and

has added 67 employees in the past three years to reach 70. Some media reports had NSR Solutions ranked 42nd and DSFederal 56th, but those were based on an earlier version of the list, said Kasey Wehrum, an editor with Inc. “The list needed to be updated after a discrepancy was found with one of the companies,” Wehrum said. The fastest-growing Frederick County company on the list was Mount Airy-based Daytner Construction, which ranked 840th nationally and 31st in Maryland with a three-year revenue growth of 532 percent. Last year, Gaithersburg Internet marketing business Blue Corona was Montgomery’s fastest-growing company, ranking 174th nationally and fourth in the state. This year, Blue Corona again made Inc.’s list, which lists as many as 5,000 companies, ranking 694th nationally and 28th in Maryland. The 21-em-

effectiveness. He also had a replica of a device taken from Columbine High School in Colorado, site of an infamous 1999 massacre of students and faculty, that had two pipe bombs strapped to the top of a cylindrical propane tank. He also talked to the security staff about how to handle more mundane but still serious issues. By Wednesday or Thursday they’d probably have their first fire in a school restroom, probably a middle or high school boys’ restroom, Trivett said. He advised anyone who encounters such a situation to seal off the area and call police so the fire can be investigated before anyone is allowed to use the restroom again.


Continued from Page A-1 From 2007 until this spring, he was the associate superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. “The archdiocese was a fantastic organization to work for, but I missed being in a school and close to family,” Campbell said. “This was an opportunity to get back in a school, be close to family, and to give back to the school that gave me so much. It was just perfect.” He signed the Good Counsel contract in the spring, but felt he couldn’t leave his position in Atlanta on short notice. Patrick Bates, acting principal at Good Counsel since fall 2011, agreed to stay on until July 1, when Campbell officially took over “I worked with Pat [Bates] and school President Paul Barker throughout the last school year, so the transition has been pretty smooth,” Campbell said. The new building, on a 50-plus-acre campus, is the most obvious change from Campbell’s days as a student.

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In another room, Wilcher told those in his session that gangs are becoming more and more technologically savvy. The Internet is the new virtual street corner, a place for gang members to boast about their exploits and recruit new members. Members have Twitter handles and post pictures and videos to sites such as Facebook and YouTube, he said. Gang violence often exists below the surface of even some of the best schools in the county, and new groups can spring up quickly, he warned. “Don’t underestimate these groups just because you’ve never heard of them,” he said.

“It’s a nice facility, which now matches the talent of the faculty,” he said. “The building has changed, but the atmosphere is still the same as when I graduated, which is so affirming.” He said he is excited about the school’s new offerings, especially the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program. For the first time, this year’s freshmen all received their own iPads, which will be incorporated into the curriculum. And service programs also have expanded, with trips to El Salvador, Haiti and Camden, N.J. While the school is known for its elite sports programs, Campbell said that goes hand-in-hand with academics. “What it takes to build a championship team — commitment, dedication and focus — are the same characteristics needed to be successful in the classroom,” he said. The Class of 2012 earned more than $33 million in scholarships. Of that, $30.5 million was awarded for academic merit, and $2.5 million for athletics. Campbell quoted a former principal, Arthur Raimo.

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ployee business had $3 million in revenue last year, up 660 percent from 2009. A key factor in Blue Corona’s fast growth again this year is its customers’ need for sales, said president and CEO Ben Landers. “Virtually every business owner I know could benefit from a website that generates more leads and sales,” he said. “They also want to know exactly which advertising campaigns are working and which should be terminated — and this is exactly what we do.” Even with such companies, there still is room for the county to improve upon bringing ideas to the commercial market, Amir said. The Rockville campus houses about 35 companies, and technology transfers should continue to be a major focus, she said.

“Art always said Good Counsel was a school for every child in a family,” Campbell said. “We’ve got [International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement,] STEM, college prep and Ryken,” which is a program designed for highly motivated students with mild learning disabilities. “Whether you’re an athlete, a musician or an orator, we have a wide variety of academics and extracurricular activities.” Campbell said he does not plan any major changes this year. “The first year, you hope to do more listening than talking,” he said. The school currently is undergoing an accreditation process by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools. “It’s a lengthy process and a major undertaking, but we are anxious to see the results,” he said. “That process, along with our well-defined strategic plan, will shape our goals going forward.” He said he hopes to expand the iPad program with each incoming freshman class and also offer some online learning opportunities. “My personal goal is to reconnect with the school community,” Campbell said. “Over the summer I have tried to meet as many students and parents as I could, as well as the new staff that has come in the past six years.” Andy Collins, an English teacher and member of the Good Counsel Class of ’82, recalls Campbell as a student and later as a colleague. Collins now coordinates the school’s International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs, Campbell’s old job. “Personally, I am thrilled that Tom is our new principal,” Collins said. “He embodies everything we want — as members of the community, as teachers, as parents, and as alumni.” Collins said that as a student, as a colleague and now as a principal, Campbell lives the Xaverian values on which the school is based — humility, trust, zeal, compassion and simplicity. “He has worked his way up through the ranks to become our principal, and has set a tone which makes us proud,” he said. The Xaverian Brothers established Our Lady of Good Counsel in 1958. The school’s enrollment has remained steady at about 1,200 for the past several years. There are 112 faculty members. In addition to Clare, Campbell and his wife have two sons, Brady, 9, and Evan, 5. They live in Brookeville. In his spare time, Campbell enjoys reading and running. “My free time has become my kids’ time, and that is how it should be,” he said.




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Popular swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will be performing at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. TMA PUBLICITY

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY n When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday n Where: Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda n Tickets: $35 n For information: 240-330-4500; bethesdabluesjazz. com

Donna McKechnie will present her one-woman cabaret “Same Place, Another Time” Sunday night and will hold a masterclass for aspiring dancers on Monday. OLNEY THEATRE CENTER



Popular swing band to perform at Blues and Jazz Supper Club

ack in the mid-1990s, you couldn’t swing your partner without hitting someone listening to swing music. Songs such as “Jump, Jive and Wail,” from the Brian Setzer Orchestra, “Zoot Suit Riot,” from Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, “Hell” from Squirrel Nut Zippers and “You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight,” from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy were in constant rotation on radio stations and blaring throughout college parties across the country. Time wasn’t kind to the then-crowned sultans of swing. Most of the bands from that genre have

broken up. A few, such as the Brian Setzer Orchestra and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, are still swingin’. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is set to perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. The band, which celebrated 20 years together, will play songs from throughout their career, including tunes off their last album “Rattle Them Bones,” which was released in 2012.. For trumpet player Glen “The Kid” Marhevka, two decades together doesn’t seem so surprising. “The funny thing is as soon as I joined the band, I kind of thought this was going to be a great thing,” Marhevka said. “I always thought this was something we could do for a long time. I’m happy to have

Déjà vu BY

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After years opening for comedian Kevin Hart, comedy trio the Plastic Cup Boyz are now performing on their own. The group stops by the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Saturday night. Na’im Lynn, Will “Spank” Horton and Joey Wells kicked off their 20-city tour in Cleveland in March. The three comedians, especially New Jersey native Lynn, are not strangers to life on the road. In addition to traveling the country with his own stand-up routine, Lynn has toured with Hart for the last 12 years. Lynn, Horton and Lavar Walker are the three comedians who typically perform with Hart. They came up with the name Plastic Cup Boyz about three years ago. “We would have red plastic cups in our green room and we would drink out of them,” Lynn said. “And next thing we knew we’re taking them with us to the club so that we wouldn’t be drinking out of the same thing as everybody else.” A Temple University graduate, Lynn met Philadelphia native Hart on the city’s comedy network. “We both came up on the Philadelphia comedy scene and I basically met him through that,” Lynn said. “And we just got cool and I started working with him ...” Lynn has been on every tour Hart has ever done, including 2012’s “Let Me Explain” tour, the backdrop for the 2013 movie by the same name, which grossed more than $30 million this summer. Growing up, Lynn said he remembers watching

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PLASTIC CUP BOYZ n When: 7 p.m. Saturday n Where: 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring n Tickets: $25-35 n For information: 301-960-9999,


(From top) Joey Wells, Will “Spank” Horton and Na’im Lynn.




In the midst of its unprecedented production of “A Chorus Line,” Olney Theatre Center welcomes one of the show’s original stars, Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie, this weekend. McKechnie will perform her latest one-

woman show, “Same Place, Another Time,” on Sunday, followed by a masterclass for aspiring and veteran dancers on Monday morning. “Same Place, Another Time,” which debuted in New York in January, is McKechnie’s third one-woman show. “It is based on a déjà vu experience that I had when I went to see this new club called 54

Below,” McKechnie said. “ ... [The club] is on the same spot as Studio 54 and I remember it took me right back there. I remember what occurred to me; I thought there may be some idea there to go back to it and revisit not so much the time, but the music of the time, the writing of the time

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Play some ‘Zeppelin’! Rock documentary “Led Zeppelin Played Here,” will enjoy an encore presentation at 9:15 p.m. Friday at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring. In 1969, man was on the moon, Sesame Street was on the tube and Richard Nixon was en route to the White House. And Led Zeppelin supposedly performed in the gym of the Wheaton Youth Center on Georgia Avenue in Montgomery County, in front of 50 confused teenagers. Filmmaker Jeff Krulik’s take on the enduring local legend features interviews with rock writers, musicians and fans, and several who claim they witnessed history on Jan. 20, 1969. Krulik will be present and all tickets are $5. For more information, visit www.afi. com/silver.

‘Eyes’ world ON THE

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington will showcase 44 photographs by world-famous Israeli photographer Rudi Weissenstein from Sept. 1 to Oct. 13 at the center’s Goldman Art Gallery in Rockville. The exhibit, “Your Fortunate Eyes,” is free and open to the public. Primarily taken between the 1930s and the 1970s, Weissenstein’s photographs capture a multifaceted Israel during the early years of its formation, documenting the arrival of Jewish immigrants, the construction of new settlements and industries, the kibbutz collectives and Bedouin Arabs, as well as military parades, cultural events and scenes from everyday life. The exhibit was curated by Ben Peter, Michal Amram & Andreas Grau-Fuchs, Pri-Or PhotoHouse Tel Aviv, and supported by The Kaplan Family Foundation. For more information, visit


Labor Day on display


The works of Israeli photographer Rudi Weissenstein will be on view at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville from Sept. 1 to Oct. 13. Pictured: Miriam Weissenstein, 1940.

The 43rd Annual Labor Day Art Show will return to Glen Echo Park’s historic Spanish Ballroom this weekend. Sponsored by

the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, the exhibition and sale runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday to Tuesday. Admission is free. A reception is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Friday, with many participating artists expected to attend. The exhibit will showcase the work of more than 250 artists from the midAtlantic region, many with a connection to Glen Echo Park, either as instructors or students. The non-juried show includes original works from artists of all ages and skill levels. Guests can also enjoy an Irish Music & Dance Showcase from 1-6 p.m. Saturday and again on Monday in the Bumper Car Pavilion. The historic 1921 Dentzel carousel will operate from noon to 6 p.m. throughout the holiday weekend. For more information, visit

‘Conversation’ starter “Longing to Eavesdrop on the Conversation,”

featuring the works of Randall Lear and Ellyn Weiss, will be on view to Oct. 6 at the Adah Rose Gallery, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington. An opening reception, featuring music by the Blackberry Blonde, is scheduled for Sept. 21. Lear’s paintings, sculptures, and installations blur the lines between all three disciplines, his playful palettes and compositions providing a glimpse into a whimsical space where graphic forms mix and mingle. With their bright, bold palettes shaped into primordial forms, Weiss’ encaustic sculptures evoke a sense of immediacy, but offer a world of intricate details upon closer inspection. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and by appointment. For more information, visit www.

The 43rd Annual Labor Day Art Show returns to Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom this weekend.

An example of Randall Lear’s whimsical work.



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Batter up at The Grilled Oyster Company The signature dish on the menu of a restaurant is the one that most prominently features the name of that restaurant, and should be the go-to dish to order. Therefore, grilled oysters are a must at The Grilled Oyster Company. Here, grilled oysters come in at least four different presentations. Grilled oyster Rockefeller is a large oyster on the half shell smothered in cooked spinach, parmesan cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and finished with Pernod flavored cream sauce. While this may seem like gilding the

DINING REVIEW BRIAN PATTERSON lily, the tasty morsel of oyster is not over shadowed by the garnish. Rick’s special grilled oyster comes with barbecue sauce and a chilled cucumber relish; a finer dice with the chef’s knife would make these more appealing to look at and eat. The grilled southwestern oyster is a shot of gumbo on a shell, with diced andouille sausage, spinach, and butter rich hollandaise dosed with green chilies. And a single oyster piled with lump crab and lemon butter sauce comes in at $4.95 a pop, and is worth every penny. Technically, these oysters are broiled rather than grilled, meaning they are scorched by heat from a gas element above the food, rather than cooked over an open flame grill; but let’s not mince words, the results are delicious. All of these amuse bouches are loaded; they are cumbersome and delicious and messy to eat. The French would blush. Moving on to other shared


Open since September 2012, The Grilled Oyster Company is the concept of Valerie and Rick Dugan.

THE GRILLED OYSTER COMPANY n 7943 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, Md., 20854 n 301-299-9888 n n Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

appetizers, the fried calamari is tender and well made, and drizzled with a flavorful emulsified lemon and butter sauce, I just wish that sauce was served on the side for dipping. Fried oysters themselves are freshly shucked, then breaded and fried at the right temperature so they are greaseless when served.

Friday and Saturday n Appetizers (for sharing): $9 to $19 n Greens and sandwiches: $8 to $17 n Main Plates: $13 to $29 n Accessible n Major Credit Cards

They are finished with a civil amount of salt and served with a dill-spiked tartar sauce. Fried okra served on the side is the sleeper hit of the shared appetizers. Between the broiling and the deep frying, I’m wondering if this place shouldn’t be called the Battered Oyster Company rather than the Grilled Oyster

Company. Barbecued shrimp is straightforward, messy and delicious. Some people may be taken aback when the deep fried legs and claws of a soft-shell crab spill out from the perimeter of a big bun stacked with lettuce, tomato and spicy mayonnaise. But a great soft-shell crab sandwich is a unique Maryland delicacy, and The Grilled Oyster Company nails it. The abundance of accoutrements and dressings do not upstage the freshness and delicacy of the soft shell crab. Give me just a little more spicy remoulade on that crisp and tender crustacean. Whoever is working the fryer is masterfully cooking the fries as well as the seafood. And while the oyster stew is good in flavor, the celery and

carrots are raw and crunchy. Sweat the hard vegetables before adding the broth! Also, a wedge of iceberg lettuce should be doused in creamy dressing. This iceberg is high and dry, and it’s missing adequate dressing. Open since September 2012, The Grilled Oyster Company is the concept of Valerie and Rick Dugan, veterans of, among other places, O’Donnells Sea Grill, the original Bethesda anchor of seafood eateries in 1970s and ’80s.

IN THE ARTS DANCES Hollywood Ballroom, Aug. 28, free International Tango Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m. ($16); Aug. 29, Tea Dance from 12:30-3:30 p.m. ($6), Aug. 30, Drop in lessons from 7:30-9 p.m., West Coast Swing Dancing with Dance Jam Productions at 9 p.m. ($15); Aug. 31, free Samba lesson at 8 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 9 p.m. (featuring Helmut Licht Trio; $25); Sept. 1, free East Coast Swing lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8 p.m. ($16); Sept. 4, free International Waltz Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m., 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181,

634-2222, The Fillmore Silver Spring, One Koast Entertainment Presents: The Best of The Beltway Series, 6 p.m. Aug. 30; Kevin Hart’s Plastic Cup Boyz, 8 p.m. Aug. 31; Cher Lloyd with Special Guest Fifth Harmony, 8 p.m. Sept. 6; Local Talent Showcase, 7 p.m. Sept. 7; Blue October, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301-960-9999,, www.

Institute of Musical Traditions — Rockville, Cillian & Niall Vallely,

with Alan Murray, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road,

Rockville, call for prices, www. Strathmore, 2013 Pacific Miss Asian American Beauty Pageant Final Competition, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6; Dariush, 9 p.m. Sept. 7; BSO: 2013 Strathmore Season Preview Concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 11; Chinese Culture Land - Talented Youth Troupe Gala, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-581-5100,

Cat in the Hat,” to Sept. 2; “Goodnight Moon,” Sept. 20 to Oct. 27, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, Imagination Stage, “Lulu and the Brontosaurus,” Sept. 25 to Oct. 27, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www.imaginationstage. org

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MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Gotta Swing Dance Night

w/All Wheel Jive, 8 p.m. Aug. 28 (beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., $10); Project Natale, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 ($10); King Soul, 8 p.m. Aug. 30 ($10); Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 31 ($35); Maggie Rose, 8 p.m. Sept. 6 ($15); The Kelly Bell Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 7 ($15); 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 301-

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days, 8:15 beginner lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, Contra, Aug. 30, Louie Cromartie with Honeysuckle Rose; Sept. 6, Chris Weiler calls to KGB, Sept. 13, Gwyn Williams with the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band; Sept. 20, Beth Molaro calls to Tidal Wave; Sept. 27, George Marshall with Wild Asparagus, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www. Contra & Square, Sept. 1, Seth Tepfer with Treble Makers; Sept. 8, Chris Weiler calls with Lars Prillaman and Friends; 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, English Country, Aug. 28, Caller: Carol Marsh; Sept. 4, Caller: Rich Galloway; Sept. 11, Caller: Anna Rain; Sept. 18, Caller: Tom Spilsbury; Sept. 25, Caller: Joseph Pimentel, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), Scottish Country Dancing, 8-10 p.m. Mondays, steps and formations taught. No experience, partner necessary, T-39 Building on NIH campus, Wisconsin Avenue and South Drive, Bethesda, 240505-0339. Swing, Sept. 21, The Craig Gildner Big Band; Nov. 9, WWII Canteen Dance with the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra; Dec. 14, Daryl Davis, lesson at 8 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park, $15, www. Waltz, Sept. 1, Waltz Du Jour; Sept. 15, KGB, 2:45-3:30 p.m. lesson, 3:30-6 p.m., dance, $10, www.

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The 12-square-feet of sidewalk directly in front of the restaurant is transformed into a lounge, defying its suburban strip mall surroundings with a eating-onthe-water atmosphere. The bar proudly squeezes juices fresh for drinks like margaritas, which rock here no matter which shelf the tequila comes from. And The Grilled Oyster Company supports the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Oyster Bed Restoration Project by donating annually.


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Art galore! Three-day sale starts Saturday More than 500 works for sale over Labor Day weekend




Like flowers in a field, painters and their easels will again be scattered around Kensington on


Saturday as part of the annual outdoor plein air contest sponsored by the Montgomery Art Association. The event is part of the annual three-day “Paint the Town” art exhibit and sale from Saturday to Monday in the Kensington Armory/Town Hall. The art sale coincides on Monday with the Town of Kens-

ington’s Labor Day festival and parade. “They bring their own canvas or paper … and they have from sun-up to 3 p.m. [to paint a scene],” said Halprin about the outdoor event on Saturday. After judges choose the winners, there will be an awards ceremony and free reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres from

6-7:30 p.m. when the public can meet the artists. The exhibit and sale is expected to feature more than 500 paintings by more than 100 artists throughout the region, including Frederick County and Virginia, said Halprin. “This is our 19th year, and it’s getting bigger and bigger,” she said. “There are artists entering that I’ve never heard of before — the show has become so popular.” To be eligible, submissions had to have been created in the past two years and also never exhibited before. “It’s all brand new,” Halprin said. The submissions are not juried, which means anyone can enter, but they are judged for a variety of cash prizes, the top award being $250. “There are separate prizes for still lifes, landscapes, portraits, abstract works, sculptures,” she said. This year, children younger than 18 will also be able to compete in the plein air contest for the first time, she said. Last year two 10-year-olds joined in, accompanied by their art teachers, and one of the paintings sold. Because original paintings can be expensive, there will also be prints of some of the originals for sale at lower prices. Halprin also said that each artist’s submissions must include at least one work about something in Kensington. “People are excited about their town, and they love to have images of it,” she said.


Artist Marian MacKerer’s “Apples” is one of more than 500 paintings, sculptures and other artwork for sale over Labor Day weekend in Kensington’s “Paint the Town” art show.


Painter Julie Smith’s “Off Road” is one of more than 500 paintings, sculptures and other artwork for sale over Labor Day weekend in Kensington’s “Paint the Town” art show.



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Gilbert and Sullivan’s musical satire “Utopia, Limited” tells the story of a South Pacific island that takes the unlikely step of turning itself into a Britishstyle limited liability company. Needless to say, laughter and romance ensue as the plot unfolds. “We’ve now done all 13 shows that they wrote,” said Joseph Sorge, conductor and music director for the Victorian Lyric Opera Company, which will present “Utopia, Limited” on Thursday and Saturday in Rockville. A free lecture will precede the Saturday show. “Utopia, Limited” is the highlight among the 13 operettas being presented this weekend during the VLOC’s fifth

Great Gilbert and Sullivan Sing Out gathering of local and outof-town fans. All but “Utopia, Limited” are concert versions that feature the songs accompanied by piano but without dialogue or a full stage production. “Utopia, Limited,” however, will feature an orchestra, as well as dialogue and suggestions of costumes. Tickets cover blocks of two or three performances at different times during the weekend. Saturday night’s admission, for example, will feature songs from “The Pirates of Penzance,” accompanied by piano, following the “Utopia, Limited” presentation. Sorge said “Utopia” is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s lesser known shows partly because of its size. “With 14 principal characters, it’s difficult to cast,” he said. “People tend to avoid it, because they think it’s too difficult.” But the show, which premiered in 1893, is also one of

UTOPIA, LIMITED n (concert format with dialogue and orchestra) n When: 8 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. Saturday (lecture at 6:30 p.m. Saturday) n Where: F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville n Tickets: $24 for adults; $20 for seniors 65 and older; $16 for students n For information: 240-3148690,* n *Visit website for times and prices for Sing Out performances.

the last by librettist Gilbert and composer Sullivan, and it reflects their experience. “As a musician, it’s interesting to see Sullivan’s progress as he got better at writing for chorus and principals,” Sorge said. In the show, Gilbert and Sullivan satirize British institutions —

in particular, the limited liability company of their day, which enabled its members to escape the responsibilities associated with individual business owners. The island of Utopia is ruled by King Paramount (G. Stephen Stokes), who sends his oldest daughter, Princess Zara (Hilary LaBonte), to a university in England to learn British ways. Princess Zara returns with six Flowers of Progress — a group of English government and military officials and a company comptroller — who assist the king in reorganizing Utopia as an LLC to “improve” life on the island. Plotting to overthrow King Paramount are two island judges — Phantis (Blair Eig) and Scaphio (Gary Sullivan). There are also suitors who court Princess Zara, including Captain Fitzbattleaxe (Michael Brown) of the First Life Guards, as well at suitors for her two younger sisters. Sorge said the concert format works well during the Sing Out, because performers don’t


A South Pacific island transforms itself into a limited liability company with humorous and romantic results in Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Utopia, Limited” on Thursday and Saturday at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville. Rehearsing (from left) are Hillary LaBonte as Princess Zara, G. Stephen Stokes as King Paramount, Tracy Davidson as Princess Kalyba and Meredith Marano as Princess Nekaya. have to learn the music and the dialogue as they would for a full staged production. “They’re easier to put together because you’re on book — you don’t need to memorize,”

he said. “The semi-staged shows are a lot of fun to do, and they can be done [relatively] quickly. They’re pretty successful.”

British import ‘The World’s End’ is like a reunion, with an open bar BY



Zippy, kinetic and brashly funny, “The World’s End” comes to the U.S. from its native England hard on the heels of “This Is the End,” an American comedy about ordinary mortals (comedians, actually, so maybe not so ordinary) manning up to deal with apocalyptic plot developments. “World’s End,” a collaboration among director Edgar Wright, co-writer and star Simon Pegg and co-star Nick Frost, joins the trio’s earlier genre scrambles “Shaun of the Dead” (zombie invasion plus rom-com) and “Hot Fuzz” (“Bad Boys”-brand action movie plopped down in Miss Marple land).

For a while you think you’ve wandered into the wrong movie. Every trailer, poster and short-hand description of “The World’s End” in existence mentions the alien robot “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” angle, yet for a good while Wright’s film is simply the story of a 40ish London bloke Gary King (Pegg) struggling with his alcohol addiction yet determined to reunite the old gang for another go at the 12-pub crawl that defeated them at age 19, back in their green, gray hometown of Newton Haven. Upon their return, everything’s slightly off. The pubs have all been stan-


Continued from Page A-15 and what it was like in New York City.” Originally from Michigan, McKechnie moved to New York City as a teen in the early 1960s. “I always loved New York,” McKechnie said. “When you’re young and you come up to New York, for me it was like Oz, you know?” Despite what she calls the “romantic allure” of the city, McKechnie said living and working in New York wasn’t always so easy. “It was rough. I was able to work and support myself, barely,” McKechnie said. “It was rough and it was dirty ... there was a lot more crime; I mean, it was scary.” But at the time, a then bright-eyed McKechnie said none of that fazed her. “When I think about it, I go, ‘Oh my gosh, how did I survive?’” McKechnie said. “But I was just a young hopeful so nothing seemed to bother me ... I think I was so naive that when serious situations might occur, dangerous ones, I think I just didn’t even get it ... I was able to slip by because I was just so naive.” In the 1970s, McKechnie was a part of choreographer/director Michael Bennett’s interviewstyle workshops that became the basis for “A Chorus Line.” McKechnie was eventually cast

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as overqualified dancer Cassie, the role that earned her the 1976 Tony for Best Actress, though McKechnie said much of her own life story was used for another character. “Most of my material is in the character of Maggie,” McKechnie said. In the show, Maggie is an experienced dancer from California, and a bit of a dreamer. “Cassie is more fictionalized.” McKechnie’s personal experience, along with some songs from “A Chorus Line” have found their way into “Same Place, Another Time.” “The heartbeat of [the show] and the centerpiece is when I’m able to kind of pay tribute to Marvin Hamlisch,” McKechnie said. “I share with the audience the true stories of my life that were written into the show, ‘A


Continued from Page A-15 it hit 20 years — I was kinda hoping for it.” Mutual respect has gone a long way with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The group collaborates on new projects and each member brings thoughts of new song ideas to everyone’s attention. “We’ve been doing this for a long time and everyone really puts in 110 percent all the time and that was the great thing about this band from the very beginning,” Marhevka said. “Everybody was really committed to it and we sort of hand-chose each guy in the band as we formed it. They’re all great guys. I think the camaraderie we have with us all being great friends, everybody just sort of fit in when we were adding guys to the band. We don’t always get along. It’s inevitable that you’re going to clash on things, but I think everybody has a great respect for each other and, in general, we have a great time doing what we do.”

dardized (“Starbucked,” as one of the guys puts it). Old drinking acquaintances fail to recognize Gary and his mates, played by a marvelous quartet of actors. Frost portrays the reformed pub conqueror, now a well-to-do, soft-spoken investment type, whose proximity to Gary spells a probable tumble off the wagon. Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit”), Eddie Marsan and Paddy Considine fill out the dance card, along with Rosamund Pike as the one Gary adored once upon a time. The movie is madly, wonderfully at odds with itself. As with “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz,” the multiple personalities of the project pay off. This one’s also grown-up enough to look at Gary’s arrested development as not simply a charming boy-man quirk

Chorus Line.’” Monday’s masterclass in dance is something McKechnie said is unlike anything she’s done before. “I teach acting and musical performance, I don’t teach dance but I choreograph,” McKechnie said. On Monday, six dancers will present performances and McKechnie will work with them and the others attending the class on how to “perform songs from an acting standpoint.” “We’ll do emotional exercises about what this is really about,” McKechnie said. “How can you individually personalize that?” While she’s in town, McKechnie said she plans to see the Olney production of the show she helped make famous. “I’m very proud of it but I don’t feel like I have ownership or am territorial about it at all,” McKechnie said. “I feel like once you put it out there ... it’s not your business what they think. It’s your job to tell the story as well as you can and communicate your artistic interpretation and hope people get it.” While McKechnie may not feel ownership over “A Chorus Line,” she said she does still feel a connection to the role she originated. “I want to see Cassie done well,” McKechnie said. “I want to see the actress really do it and do it well.”

Before the release of “Rattle Them Bones” in 2012, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy released their homage to Cab Calloway in 2009 called “How Big Can You Get? The Music of Cab Calloway.” For “Rattle,” the band wanted to go back to a more original sound. “We were ready to do another original album and do more original music and also do some stuff based on our influences in our travels and things that we’ve been listening to,” Marhevka said. “I think everybody sort of brought different ideas of songs and styles. Scotty Morris is our main songwriter and I think he had a lot of original ideas he had been working on and building on in his head. “We did a lot of different styles — we did traditional New Orleans jazz … that’s a style we love just listening to all the traditional musicians from New Orleans. There’s a tune called ‘5-10-15 Times,’ which has more of a modern Big Band sound, like 1960s were you might possibly hear the Duke Ellington Band or Count Basie Band during that time. We just got all those tunes together and

THE WORLD’S END n 3 1/2 stars n R; 109 minutes n Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike n Directed by Edgar Wright

but something holding him back. (In this regard “The World’s End” is the opposite of the “Hangover” movies.) When decapitated, or limb-lopped, the robot replicas taking over the town bleed blue goo, which is an interesting sight. Wright stages the fight sequences

(one too many, I’d say) as Jackie Chaninspired melees, with the fearsome fivesome clobbering the aliens with anything and everything available, including pub stools. At this stage in their careers, Pegg and Frost have done so much together on screen, and so smoothly and well, their communication skills border on the surreal. I do wish Pegg had found more variations on the theme of popeyed mugging to pull in the early scenes; Gary is meant to be a bit tiresome, the party boy who won’t stop, but Pegg is, in fact, a better, subtler actor than you see here. Nonetheless, he’s the spark plug of Wright’s party. “The World’s End” has the blithe, skillful air of: Take it or leave it.


Continued from Page A-15 comedians like Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence on TV. After he was well-received during a talent show in college, Lynn said he began thinking seriously about pursuing comedy as a profession. “I felt like it was something that I could possibly do full time some day so I just stuck with it,” Lynn said. Lynn has come a long way from the college kid who did his first routine for a room full of his peers. “At 20 years old, I didn’t have much to talk about,” Lynn said. “It was really just whatever I could come up with that was funny and relatable ... just random stuff any 20-year-old would talk about ...” Now Lynn said he has found his footing thanks to shows at venues like Madison Square Garden and the Staples Center. He’s even performed on Showtime at the Apollo and at the Essence Festival for an audience of 65,000. “With repetition in anything, you’re going to get better,” Lynn said. “I’m just better at delivering now because I’ve found my pocket.” Lynn said the Plastic Cup Boyz differ in their styles of comedy, which keeps the tour fun. “There’s no bumping of heads at all on this show,” he said. “We’ve just got very different styles ... Lavar’s comedy is character driven. Spank and I, we both talk about relationships ... I get a little bit nastier, I’m a little filthy on stage.” On top of his own experience, Lynn has also had a front-row seat to the explosion of Hart’s career over the last few years. Although Lynn’s not at all surprised by his friend’s success. “He’s always said he was going to do this,” Lynn said. “He didn’t do it as fast as he said he would; he said he would be like Chris Tucker by the time he was 25 or something and he definitely didn’t get it that fast but he’s there now and I’m not surprised. I’ve seen what he’s done

recorded it. It was a great experience.” Marhevka is no stranger to music. His father played the saxophone and, although he worked a normal day job, he would play the sax almost every weekend, according to Marhevka. So why did Marhevka pick the trumpet? “I really have no idea why I chose that, but I adamantly wanted to play the trumpet,” Marhevka said. “I started playing a trumpet in fifth grade … in a school band program. … It took me several months to convince [my dad] to let me get a trumpet, but he did.” Marhevka said he was a quick study when it came to the trumpet and he hasn’t put it down since. “I never looked back,” Marhevka said. “I’ve had some great teachers along the way. When I hit junior high school, I had three amazing teachers — one was my private teacher who taught me how to play trumpet, and my other two were band directors who both were trumpet players as well. I just had such a great experience in those years. I played any style of music anywhere I


Comedian Naíim Lynn has been touring with Kevin Hart for the last 12 years. from the beginning ... There’s nothing surprising about it to me. It’s nothing that makes me say ‘wow’ because I saw it the whole time.” Lynn is hoping for a similar trajectory with his own career. “Years from now, and especially if I get something rolling with my career, I’m going to look back and say, ‘Wow, look at the things we’ve done,’” Lynn said. “Because sometimes when you’re in the middle of it, you don’t look up and even appreciate it. It’s just happening.”

possibly could. It’s what I’ve been doing my whole life.” Talk to most rock stars and they will tell you about their collection of guitars — new and old. The same can be said about Marhevka. Although he doesn’t have an exact number, he does collect trumpets and other musical instruments. “I don’t have a huge collection,” Marhevka said. “A few years ago, I kind of went through and let a few horns go that I wasn’t using. I’d rather have other people using them. I gave one to one of my cousins who’s in high school band. I’ve just let some stuff go over the years. … I have some trumpets, I have some flugelhorn … just a lot of different styles of trumpets.” Although most of the big swing bands from the 1990s have split up, Marhevka said Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has never once entertained the notion of not playing together. Besides, they weren’t playing to be part of pop culture. “We decided to be a band and play our style of music before it was any sort of fad,” Marhevka said. “We just did it because we loved it and it grew into

what it was. It got super popular in the pop scene, but we just kept doing our thing. That wasn’t the reason we did it. … I think the band’s a great live band, personally. I would say it’s just a great show band and everybody’s a great performer and we just love being on stage. We just kept doing our thing and we didn’t really care about any of that stuff. We’ve played, I think, over 3,000 concerts. We’ve built up a great fan base over the years and we’re always out there doing what we love.” The band is set to release a new Christmas album on Nov. 1, according to Marhevka. Afterwards, they’ll start a holiday tour on Thanksgiving to promote the new record. “That’s pretty much our project right now,” Marhevka said. “I think all the stuff has been recorded and it’s being mixed right now.” As for the title of the album ... “I don’t think we’re allowed to release that information yet,” Marhevka laughed.

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Gamechangers N Gaithersburg High School running back and Northwestern University recruit Solomon Vault.



These players make you hold your breath whenever they touch the football


FL fans in Washington watching Week 1 of the 2013 preseason probably hated to see Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson cut back to the inside of the field for an unchallenged 58-yard touchdown run, but they’ll probably want to nab him quickly for their fantasy football roster. Johnson is a gamebreaker, that guy who makes you hold your breath whenever might get the ball. Here’s a look at some Montgomery County football players capable of changing the complexion of a game in a single play:

Jalen Christian

recruit Zach Bradshaw, Christian will be the Swarmin’ Hornets’ No. 1 wide receiver this fall.

Damascus junior defensive back/wide receiver

As a freshman two years ago, Jalen Christian lined up for his first varsity football play and was faced with the mammoth task of covering former 6-foot-2 Clarksburg wide receiver Stefan Houston, the Coyotes’ one-man show and former University of Maryland, College Park recruit. It was not a big deal. “They threw a swing pass to [Houston] and Jalen came up and just laid him out,” Damascus coach Eric Wallich said. The 5-foot-10 wide receiver makes things happen on offense, defense and special teams — a 37-yard punt return is child’s play. If possible, he might actually change direction quicker than he runs straight and with the graduation of University of Virginia

Trevon Diggs

Thomas S. Wootton sophomore wide receiver

Six-foot-1 high school sophomores are supposed to be learning how to control their recently lengthened limbs. Instead, Trevon Diggs is so in command of his body that he, basically on repeat, sprints full speed into perfectly-timed leaps that result in things such as one-handed 85-yard touchdown receptions. “He has the uncanny ability to play the ball in the air,” Wootton coach Tyree Spinner said. “Most kids at this level do not have


Doormat to powerhouse: Bullis completes transition


In Cilento’s fourth season, No. 3 Bulldogs are better than ever BY


In the Bullis School’s weight room — above the triceps machine — the words “Bullis Football: We Are Champions” are painted on the wall. Elsewhere, the phrase “Dominate your opponent” is inscribed. Those phrases are what senior offensive and defensive lineman Justin Herron aspires to live his football life by. Herron, who has verbally committed to Rutgers (N.J.) University, is part of a group of student-athletes at Bullis that is expected to be the first graduating class to


Bullis sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Jr. throws a pass during practice on Aug. 15.

play all four years of its high school tenure under fourth-year coach Pat Cilento. “It’s gone by so fast,” said Herron, who plans to major in business and finance and

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School’s Somto Ndubisi practices on Aug. 21. The Barons open the season next week, trying to qualify for the playoffs for the third straight year.

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Playoff state of mind

Barons look to build on two consecutive appearances in region tournament



The core of the team that brought some semblance of tradition to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School football may be all but gone — the coach has left, the quarterback has graduated along with the top two rushers and receivers — but one thing that cannot be lost to graduation, transfers or coaching retirement is enthusiasm for a program that has made two of its three total playoff appearances in the past two seasons. The trickle-down effect the upstart success has wrought has been noticed by first-year varsity coach Josh

Hanifee has been promoted to fill in for David Hogan’s starting spot at quarterback. Singer, who coached the junior varsity team the past three seasons, said he noticed early in the offseason that Hanifee would be the “de facto leader of the team.” But it wasn’t until the team went down to Harrisonburg, Va. for a camp at James Madison University that Singer officially handed the keys to the team over to his new signal caller. “He told me what he wanted from me at camp and what he wanted for the rest of the season and I think that’s when I realized that we got to step up and show the younger guys what we’re all about and continue what we started here when we came here,” Hanifee said. “It’s really exciting. I’m really excited for this year. It’s my senior year, I think coach really brought a lot more family values to the team than there has been in

previous years and it’s really making us closer.” Given the Barons’ well-known triple-option style of offense, Hanifee’s arm won’t necessarily be the most useful weapon in his arsenal. Hogan threw just 25 times all last season compared to the team’s 343 total rushing attempts. Helping Hanifee run the ball are Nana AmankwahAyeh, who took 53 carries for 351 yards last season (6.7 average) and Somto Ndubisi. “Just staying in the weight room, conditioning and stuff like that,” Amankwah-Ayeh said of how he plans on keeping his legs under him late in the season. “Even with the graduation losses I feel that guys, we have enough guys to step up, take control. We’ll be fine.”

McLean finds a ‘beautiful home’ at QO Junior transfer says he’s enjoying his first year as a Cougar




Life, in the words of Adam McLean, is a beautiful thing. His new team at Quince Orchard High School, the program’s culture, the talent surrounding him on defense and the immense recruiting hype surrounding the 6-foot3, 275-pound junior defensive tackle are beautiful blessings. In just a four-minute interview, McLean used the word beautiful five times. A 20-second clip goes something like this: “Everything is beautiful, you know, the coaching staff — it’s really up-tempo. I’m learning so much from the day I got here until now. I’ve learned so much from the guys and the chemistry, it’s unbelievable. It’s a great community, great people, great teachers, it’s


Quince Orchard High School varsity football player Adam McLean practices on Aug. 21. beautiful.” McLean is pleased with his decision to transfer out of AvalonSchoolfor“familyreasons,” and then briefly to Friendship Collegiate, where he has family membersnearby,beforefinally landing on the Gaithersburg public school. “I’m just trying to bring effort and a little bit of what

I know to the team,” he said. “I’m just trying to bring everything that I possibly know — my talent, and just trying to help the team get a state championship. That’s the plan.” Coach Dave Mencarini knows plenty about getting to M&T Bank Stadium for the state championship. As he would point out several times,

however, McLean, no matter how many high Division I scholarship offers (five) he has, does not. It’s a process that McLeanwillhavetogothrough to assimilate into the Cougar program, and it’s one that has predictably come with a bit of turbulence along the way. “They’re bumps that are all correctable,” Mencarini said. “It’s just getting used to how we do things here from practice expectations to a schematic expectation. He’s really talented. He’s going to become a good football player. I’m hard on my guys. I have high expectations for them. I think what he’s done a really nice job of is; he’s really into what we’re all about — the system, the program. “What he and others have to keep in mind that to get to a state championship, there are very few guys here who know how hard that is. He doesn’t know. He has no idea what it takes. There are very few guys who understand how hard it is to get there and it’s a process

and Adam’s going through that process right now.” Part of that process, as it turns out, is getting booted out of practice, as McLean was on Aug. 20 in what Mencarini called“oneoftheworst”collective team practices he’s seen in a decade. But no preseason is perfect, even if it is a two-time defending state finalist bursting with talent at nearly every position. “I don’t want to be a good football team now,” the coach said. “I want to be a good football team in November.” By November, McLean will likely have settled into his standardroleoftackle,andanother, rather unique one as an eligible tackle on the goal line package (he caught a touchdown during drills during preseason practice). Up until that point, however, he will continue eating six meals a day, “cutting it up” in the weight room and going through the process.

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Singer, who said the program has the best offseason participation he’s ever witnessed. “A lot of that is just the kids,” Singer said. “And it comes from making the playoffs the past two years and kids are seeing that maybe they aren’t the starter at their position or maybe they’re not playing a name role or getting their name in the paper, but by being in the weight room they’re contributing to our success. Definitely when you make the playoffs two years in a row you keep that in the back of your mind.” So yes, the Barons and the Bethesda community seem to be rallying around its boys of fall. But while enthusiasm goes a long way in the morale department, offensive and defensive schemes need replacements for the heavy graduation losses. After taking the first team reps all summer in the passing league, Jack

Ask any high school football player to describe the experience of playing a home game on a Friday night and his face will likely light up like the floodlights that brighten the gridiron. Montgomery County isn’t Dillon, Texas (fromthetelevisionshow‘FridayNightLights’), but home football games are a staple in the culture of high school in all of America. For a football player, there is something special about running out onto a familiar stadium field in front of a crowd filled with family and friends, thegut-wrenchingcompetitionforcommunity pride. AsGaithersburgandWheatonhighschools undergo modernization, their football teams will be without a home field this year, the teams’ seniors denied the chance to play their final high school “home” game at home in the truest sense. “That is truly regrettable but beyond our control,” longtime Trojans coach Kreg Kephart said. Gaithersburg is being displaced for the second time in three years. Construction of the school started nearly two years ago and the Trojans were afforded the opportunity to play on their newly installed turf field in 2012, but demolition to the old building as construction continues will make it unsafe and illogical to host football games, Kephart said. On the other end, Paint Branch will play on the school’s campus for the first time since 2009. Panthers coach Mike Nesmith said he feels for Wheaton and Gaithersburg. “Our seniors, this is the first time they will ever play at Paint Branch,” Nesmith said. “I feel for the teams going through it now. It does affect [the kids], it’s something they miss out on, the experience of being at home with the raucous crowd energy.” Gaithersburg will play its home games at Richard Montgomery, Wheaton travels to Montgomery Blair. Both locations are within six miles but the teams, and fans, will have to add at least 20 minutes and possibly more considering rush hour. Fans used to walking will have to find another means of transportation. Wheaton’s Ernie Williams and Kephart said they are hopeful their support systems will still make the trip to help facilitate a “homey” atmosphere. While a big portion of home field advantagemightbepsychological,thereissomething to be said about the familiarity of a field you’ve played on every day. Williams said it’s good to know where the divots are and which areas collect water. But playing on the road for an entire season can also be a logistical nightmare. Williams said his team could leave as early as 4:20 p.m. for road games. The Knights must rush to fit in their pre-game team meal, suiting up and loading all the necessary equipment onto the bus into the two-hour window between the final bell and that departure time. “If we’re playing at home, we don’t get dressed until 4:15, you get on the field at 5:15,” Williams said. “Every week having that long checklist of items you need to bring [is going to be the toughest part]. I won’t be able to be like, ‘Oh, I forgot something,’ and then go run in and get it.” While Gaithersburg will practice on campus, Wheaton will have to get on a bus and travel two-plus miles to its practice field. Being on the road every day, for games and practices, can take its toll on a team, Nesmith said. The Panthers also didn’t have access to their weight room last year — they brought some equipment outside scorching summer heat each day — something Nesmith said he believes impacted a subpar 2012. Gaithersburg and Wheaton will face extenuating circumstances this fall but Kephart and Williams agreed that if they want to keep their fanbases interested, the Knights and Trojans need solid seasons. The two coaches agreed that will be a major motivating factor this fall. “We hope to be interesting enough to watch so people won’t mind driving that extra [few miles],” Kephart said. “Hopefully we’ll put a good product on the field.”


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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PRESEASON RANKINGS The 10 best football teams in Montgomery County this week as ranked by The Gazette’s sports staff.



1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Record Points

0-0 59 0-1 55 0-0 48 0-0 41 0-0 35 0-0 26 0-0 25 0-0 14 0-0 10 0-0 7

Quince Orchard Cougars Good Counsel Falcons Bullis Bulldogs Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets Churchill Bulldogs Sherwood Warriors Northwest Jaguars Gaithersburg Trojans Wootton Patriots

Also receiving votes: Blake 6; Paint Branch 2; Whitman 2.

2012 LEADERS Top rushers Khalil Wilson, Einstein* Rachid Ibrahim, Avalon Zac Morton, Whitman* Solomon Vault, G’burg* Nikolay Henze, P’ville Dorian O’Daniel, GC Ayinde Warren, Wheaton Adeon Patterson, Knndy* Moses Vines, Sherwood James Jones-Williams, SV

Top passers Matty Callahan, N’west Sam Ellis, Wootton* Stefan Sigwalt, Blake Brendan Marshall, GC Calvin Reighard, SV* Chase Williams, Dam.* Gaston Cooper, PB* Jonathan Lee, Churchill Steven Burchett, RM Gus Gill, WJ

Carries 195 179 245 188 247 142 178 129 154 124

Yards 1567 1435 1357 1251 1240 1029 991 970 952 886

Cmp-Att. 164-291 138-256 136-236 81-143 113-184 88-155 86-197 75-155 66-118 102-183

Yards 2211 1786 1576 1468 1420 1285 1283 1238 1167 1139

Avg. 8.0 8.9 5.5 6.7 5.0 7.2 5.6 7.5 6.2 7.1

TDs 12 19 12 22 15 15 10 8 17 17

Int. 12 10 10 4 6 2 10 11 10 10

TDs 24 15 15 13 16 12 10 8 12 19

Top receivers

Catches Yards Avg. TDs Trevon Diggs, Wootton* 37 769 20.8 7 Ryan Markush, N’west 47 729 15.5 8 Kendall Fuller, GC 33 523 15.8 4 Javonn Curry, PB* 25 506 20.2 6 Charlie Barry, WJ 28 500 17.9 11 Dontay Hears, Wat. Mill 30 492 16.4 9 Nobel Mussie, Einstein* 14 419 29.9 3 Kyon Giles, Northwood* 38 407 10.7 4 Jose Ortiz, RM 15 420 28.0 4 Miles Green, Wootton 31 404 13.0 4 * Denotes a player who returns this year.


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

St. John’s College at Bullis Potomac (Va.) vs. Avalon Good Counsel at Immokalee (Fla.) Pallotti at John Carroll Mount St. Joseph at McNamara Georgetown Prep at Fork Union (Va.) Godby (Fla.) vs. DeMatha

Montgomery 4A South Division Team

Dan Feldman

Ken Sain

Jennifer Beekman

Nick Cammarota

Kent Zakour

Travis Mewhirter

1-0 4-0

1-0 4-0

1-0 3-1

1-0 3-1

1-0 3-1

0-1 3-1

Bullis Potomac Immokalee Carroll McNamara Fork Union DeMatha

Bullis Avalon Good Counsel Carroll McNamara Geo. Prep DeMatha

Bullis Potomac Immokalee Carroll MSJ Fork Union DeMatha

St. John’s Bullis Bullis Avalon Avalon Potomac Good Counsel Good Counsel Good Counsel Carroll Carroll Carroll MSJ McNamara McNamara Fork Union Fork Union Fork Union DeMatha DeMatha DeMatha

County tries to end its longest title drought BY


Here are the top 10 questions we expect the 2013 high school football season to answer: 1. Can Montgomery County break its state-title drought? No Montgomery County team has won a championship since 2008, when Sherwood claimed the Class 4A title. Only once before, 1982 and 1983, had the county gone even two consecutive years without a championship. 2. Will Quince Orchard break through its runner-up ceiling? Quince Orchard has narrowly lost the last two 4A state championships, and again, the CouGARS APPEAR POISED TO ADVANCE DEEP INTO

the playoffs. Add wide receiver/running back Kevin Joppy and defensive lineman transferring in, and Quince Orchard is a favorite to win its third state title. 3. Is the county’s best team a public or private school? Usually, Good Counsel holds the title of the county’s, if not the state’s, top team. But hit heavily by graduation, Good Counsel showed vulnerability in an opening-week loss to Gilman. Quince Orchard might have enough talent to outrank Good Counsel’s recruits. Private Bullis is a wildcard that could be ready to assume the crown if Good Counsel and Quince Orchard falter. 4. What level has Bullis reached? Pat Cilento, in his fourth season at the helm, continues to lift Bullis into the upper echelon of the area’s football scene. Prior to hiring Cilento, Bullis went 4-26 in its previous seasons. This season, Bullis is ranked No. 3 by The Gazette in Montgomery County. 5. Will Damascus maintain its playoff streak? Damascus has made the play-

Falcons score twice early, but then not again BY


Quarterback Bryan Strittmatter stood beside Leo Ekwoge on the sideline early in their first game as full-time varsity starters, a nationally televised contest, and tapped the running back on the chest. “I just had to get mine first,” Strittmatter told Ekwoge, the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School football players smiling at each other. Set up by C.J. Carroll’s 86yard return of the opening kickoff, Ekwoge had just seen his touchdown run called back due to a questionable penalty, and on the next play, Strittmatter threw a 20yard touchdown pass less than a minute into the 2013 season. After Good Counsel’s defense earned a stop, Ekwoge got his, a 53-yard touchdown run on the first play of the next drive. Unfortunately for Good Counsel, those were its last points in a 20-14 loss to Gilman on Friday. Good Counsel, which opened the season ranked No. 1 in the state media poll, held its lead into the game’s final five minutes. But Gilman, ranked No. 3 in the state poll, threw a 16-yard touchdown pass, and Good Counsel’s final drive fell just short. It was Good Counsel’s first loss to a D.C.-area team in 26 games. Afterward, Strittmatter wandered aimlessly near Good Counsel’s post-game huddle before settling into a crouch in the back of the group. In his first attempt during a post-game interview, Strittmatter got choked up as he began to describe the game. “It was — I can’t talk,” Strittmatter said. “I’m sorry.” But Strittmatter stayed on

the field, composed himself and eventually spoke about Good Counsel’s 14-0 start on just three offensive plays. “It was maybe one of the best moments of my life,” Strittmatter said. “So much doubting on the offense, especially on all the new starters. Nobody thought we had the firepower. “I felt like this was our game.” Good Counsel coach Bob Milloy declined comment as he left Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University, which hosted the ESPNews-televised game. Good Counsel’s fortunes began to turn midway through the first half, when Ekwoge suffered a left-knee injury that kept him out the rest of contest. Ekwoge said he plans to get an MRI as soon as possible. “If I was in, I thought we would have won the game, because they couldn’t stop our rushing offense,” said Ekwoge, who ran for 72 yards on five carries. “We were just clicking on all cylinders.” Perry Stefanelli ran for 90 yards on 21 carries in relief, and fullback Chris Dawson took a


7-4 4-6 7-3 5-5 3-7 3-7

5-0 4-1 3-2 2-3 1-4 0-5


237 155 195 213 175 236 159 169 186 244 133 252

Montgomery 4A East Division Team

All Div.

Sherwood Blake Springbrook Paint Branch Blair

9-3 6-5 4-6 3-7 2-8

4-0 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-3


371 175 196 230 66 164 200 188 52 255

Montgomery 4A West Division Team

Quince Orchard Northwest R. Montgomery Gaithersburg Clarksburg Magruder

All Div.

12-2 8-4 6-4 3-7 2-8 1-9

5-0 4-1 2-3 2-3 2-3 0-5


514 101 375 274 223 213 195 255 141 215 27 413

Montgomery 3A Division Team

Damascus Seneca Valley Watkins Mill Einstein Rockville Northwood

All Div.

10-1 10-2 7-3 6-4 1-9 1-8

5-0 4-1 3-2 2-3 1-4 0-5


384 134 332 176 265 143 234 230 135 350 124 238

Montgomery 2A Independents Team

Poolesville Wheaton

Private schools offs the last 15 years, the longest streak ever. However, competing in a deep 3A West and having several question marks could leave the Swarmin’ Hornets on the outside looking in. Last season, two 7-3 teams and an 8-2 team missed the playoffs in the region. This year, the region could be just as deep, though perhaps not quite so top heavy. 6. Will Damascus or Seneca Valley — or any other Montgomery County team — win the 3A West? Damascus and Seneca Valley held the top two seeds in the 3A West the past two years, only to see a Frederick County team win the region title. A region championship here would be a point of pride for Montgomery County. 7. Which teams will join Quince Orchard in the 4A West playoffs? Quince Orchard seems like a playoff lock. Churchill and Northwest appear to have good chances, too. Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Wootton, Whitman and Richard Montgomery are also part of a deep field of contenders. 8. Can Gaithersburg turn around? In the past five years, five Montgomery County teams — Quince Orchard, Damascus, Seneca Valley, Sherwood and Gaithersburg — have won a region title. In that same span, those five teams have combined for two losing seasons: Gaitherburg’s 5-6 2011 and Gaithersburg’s 3-7 2012. With Northwestern recruit Solomon Vault at running back, the county’s

Good Counsel falls short in opener n

All Div.

Churchill Wootton B-Chevy Chase Whitman Walter Johnson Kennedy

larger load with Ekwoge out, running 15 times for 55 yards. With an effective defense led by defensive end Jesse Anniebonam — whose commitment to the University of Maryland, College Park, was announced during the game — that was enough to keep Good Counsel ahead most of the night. But eventually, Good Counsel could no longer contain Gilman quarterback Kai Locksley, who threw for 128 yards and ran for 100. After Gilman scored its final touchdown with 4:46 left, Carroll returned the kickoff 32 yards to start Good Counsel’s final drive. Thanks to Strittmatter’s 18yard completion to Myles Robinson on a fourth-and-10, Good Counsel reached the 10-yard line inside the final minute. Stefanelli ran for 3 yards on first down, and Strittmatter spiked the ball on second down. On third down, Strittmatter ran for a yard on an option play. Fourth down repeated the same play, but Strittmatter pitched to Stefanelli, and Gilman sniffed out the run and won the game.

most bipolar team could again stand with the Cadillac programs of the area. 9. How will a new coach affect teams already on the rise? Sherwood (6-4 to 9-3), Bethesda-Chevy Chase (6-5 to 7-4), Richard Montgomery (5-5 to 6-4) and Montgomery Blair (0-10 to 2-8) all improved their records from 2011 to 2012. All also hired new coaches following last season. Chris Grier, Josh Singer, Joshua Klotz and Andrew Fields are wrinkles to already-intriguing programs. 10. Are any coaches still establishing their programs ready to break through? Several coaches entering their second or third season at the helm, to varying degrees, are still trying to make their mark. Mike Neubeiser (5-5 and 8-4 at Northwest) has won a playoff game, but not a region. William Gant (4-6 and 7-4 at Poolesville) has reached the playoffs, but not won a postseason game. Kevin Watson (4-6 and 7-3 at Watkins Mill) and Jermaine Howell (4-6 and 6-4 at Einstein) have a winning season, but not a playoff berth. Tyree Spinner (4-6 at Wootton), Ernie Williams (4-6 at Wheaton), Adam Bahr (4-6 at Springbrook), Kevin Bernot (1-9 at Magruder), Seth Kenton (1-9 at Rockville) and Carlos Smith (3-7 and 3-7 at Kennedy) don’t have a winning season under their belts. All will attempt to change that in 2013.


Good Counsel Bullis Landon Avalon Georgetown Prep




7-4 223 274 4-6 138 247


11-1 8-2 6-3 6-4 4-5


303 331 214 342 190


128 65 179 268 199

Last week’s score

Gilman 24, Good Counsel 20


St. John’s College at Bullis, 7 p.m. Friday. SJC reached the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semifinals last year, falling to eventualchampion Our Lady of Good Counsel, 21-7. The Cadets (1-0) opened this season with an impressive 17-7 victory against Calvert Hall, usually one of the top programs in the Baltimore area. Bullis (0-0) was dominating opponents last season, jumping out to a 7-0 record by averaging more than 40 points per game. But quarterback Danny Copeland’s wrist injury was too much to overcome in a loss to rival Landon, which went on to claim the Interstate Athletic Conference crown.


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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AVALON Coach: Tad Shields Last year: 7-4 Returning starters: 12 of 24 2012: avg. PF/PA: 31.1/24.3 Last playoff appearance: 2012

Isaac Boyd

2013 Schedule Aug. 30


Sept. 6

SM Ryken

Sept. 13

at MSD

Sept. 21

John Carroll

Sept. 27 Oct. 4

Chavez at Riv. Baptist

Oct. 11

Perry Street

Oct. 18

at Options

Oct. 25


Avalon plays its home games at either George Mason High School, or Riverdale Baptist.

With Avalon School, the name of the game is quality, and not quantity. With just 25 players on its opening day roster, the Black Knights will attempt to defend their Presidents Cup with half of their starters from last season lost to graduation, including skill position stars Jacquille Veii (University of Maryland) and Rachid Ibrahim (University of Pittsburgh). Senior Isaac Boyd will inherit the role of workhorse running back for Avalon this fall. A 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior, both he and fellow senior Berthin Mayo (OT/DE) have generated some interest from FBS and FCS football programs, according to coach Tad Shields. Senior Wyatt Karem is back at the starting quarterback position, and junior fullback James Chase also returns. Mayo will receive help on the offensive and defensive lines from seniors Aspen Feldman, Kenny Dove and Cody Schwartz. Seniors Kyle Pleet and Michael Herbert bolster the team’s defensive backfield.

New direction at Blair

Montgomery Blair High School football player Raymond Burtnick practices at the Silver Spring school on Thursday. The Blazers have a new coach this year, Andrew Fields, former coach at Northwest. Blair was 2-8 in 2012 and the Blazers return 11 starters for this season. TOM FEDOR/THE GAZETTE


BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE Coach: Josh Singer Last year: 7-4 Returning starters: 7 of 24 2012: avg. PF/PA: 17.8/21.5 Last playoff appearance: 2012

Jack Hanifee

2013 Schedule Sept. 6


Sept. 12


Sept. 21

at Whitman

Sept. 27

at Seneca

Oct. 4


Oct. 11 Quince Orchard Oct. 18

at Clarksburg

Oct. 25

Paint Branch

Nov. 1

at R. Mont.

Nov. 8

at W. Johnson

Coach: Andrew Fields Last year: 2-8 Returning starters: 11 of 24 2012: avg. PF/PA: 5.2/25.5 Last playoff appearance: N/A

There are a lot of unknowns about B-CC football this year. There are six new coaches on staff, including first-year head coach Josh Singer. Opposing teams will be unfamiliar with the replacements scheduled to fill in for quarterback David Hogan, leading running backs John Sieber and Cory Applequist, and top receivers Marquel Lee and Alexander Shapiro. Though he has expressed full confidence, Singer can’t truly know how Jack Hanifee will do in his first year as a full-time starting QB. Running back Nana Amankwah-Ayeh is a touch less of a mystery, given his two touchdowns, roughly 150-yard breakout performance against Rockville in Applequist’s stead and his consistent performance on defense last season. The one real consistency from last year to this is the Barons’ traditional triple-option, though Singer said there may be a few wrinkles thrown in here and there to keep the opposing defense honest.

Raymond Burtnick

2013 Schedule Sept. 6


Sept. 12

at Sherwood

Sept. 21


Sept. 27 at Springbrook Oct. 4

at B-CC

Oct. 11


Oct. 18 at Paint Branch Oct. 25

at Einstein

Nov. 1


Nov. 8



2013 Schedule Sept. 6

at B-CC

Sept. 12

W. Johnson

Sept. 20


Sept. 27 at Paint Branch Oct. 4 at Quince Orchard Oct. 11


Oct. 18

at R. Mont.

Oct. 25


Nov. 1

at Whitman

Nov. 8


A new season brings a new start for the Montgomery Blair High School football team under new coach Andrew Fields. Back on the sidelines after four years as a county administrator, Fields will attempt to turn around a team with a 2-18 record over the past two seasons. Quarterback Raymond Burtnick and wide receiver Darrell Blue will be counted on to produce on offense. Brothers Walter and Yonis Blanco will lead the defense. Gladimir Gulbis and D.J. Anderson will also contribute defensively. “We certainly have had our down times at Blair,” Fields said. “We are marching very diligently and are trying to rebuild the program on the foundation of hard work and family. If I didn’t know any better I would have never guessed these guys have struggled for so many years. These players are really putting forth the effort to turn the tide at Blair.”

Devin Cannon

2013 Schedule Sept. 6


Sept. 12 at Paint Branch Sept. 20

at Magruder

Sept. 27


Oct. 4

at Northwest

Oct. 11


Oct. 18


Oct. 25

at Sherwood

Nov. 1

at Blair

Nov. 8



Tavis Holland

2013 Schedule Sept. 6

at Q. Orchard

Sept. 12


Sept. 20


Sept. 27

at Blake

Oct. 4 Oct. 11

at Clarksburg at Wootton

Oct. 18


Oct. 25

at Northwest

Nov. 1

at Clarksburg

Nov. 8

at R. Mont.

After two consecutive winning seasons, Nazzaro said he believes his team will not revert back to the team of the past decade, where it recorded six consecutive losing seasons. Looking forward to a third consecutive winning campaign, the Bengals return senior skill players Marquis Robinson, Devin Cannon and Tayahd Campbell (running backs) and wide receiver Mark Davis. Senior Carlos Macalino and junior Wyatt McInturff are the two veterans returning to the offensive line. The quarterback position is being decided between four players. Defensively, Cannon and Campbell are back at linebacker, while Davis and Robinson retain their opposing cornerback positions. Pierre St. Amand is the lone returning starter on the defensive line. “I definitely feel good about the kids in the program,” said Nazzaro, who enters his 12th season at the Silver Spring school. “The key [for this year] will be how the new guys will assimilate themselves into the [starting] lineup.”

Justin Herron

2013 Schedule Aug. 30

St. John’s

Sept. 12

at St.M Anp.

Sept. 20


Sept. 27

J. Carroll

Oct. 4


Oct. 18

St. Albans

Oct. 26

at Landon

Nov. 2

at Episcopal

Nov. 8

at Geo. Prep

Stephon Jacob

2013 Schedule Sept. 6

at Einstein

Sept. 12 at Northwood Sept. 20 Quince Orchard Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11

Watkins Mill at Clarksburg Whitman

Oct. 17


Oct. 25

at Seneca

Nov. 1


Nov. 8

at Churchill


Coach Pat Cilento enters his fourth year at Bullis. He is likely fielding his most talented squad. The 2011 Interstate Athletic Conference champions will enter the fall as the conference favorite once again. Junior running back and Division I recruit Devonte Williams is back and prepared to shoulder a heavy workload with lofty goals for the Bulldogs. “We want an undefeated championship and I think I can get 1,500 yards rushing and receiving,” he said. Williams should be helped on offense by sophomore New Jersey transfer quarterback Dwayne Haskins and a veteran offensive line, including senior Rutgers recruit Justin Herron. The defense, which allowed just over a touchdown per game last fall, should be stout once again with eight starters returning. Herron will anchor the defensive line along with Julian James. Senior linebacker/fullback Chris Aust and defensive back Tyamonee Johnson are also expected to make significant contributions.



Coach: Eric Wallich Last year: 10-1 Returning starters: 9 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 34.9/12.2 Last playoff appearance: 2012

Clarksburg paid the price for its youth last season, as half of the Coyotes’ 22 starters consisted of sophomores. As these players move up to junior status, coach Larry Hurd hopes their experiences will help them to get over the .500 mark for the first time in four seasons. “Everyone is stronger, faster, and you can tell that right now there is even more comraderie on this team than there was last year. They are much closer as a unit.” Hurd said. Junior left-handed quarterback Joey Nacci is back after starting as a sophomore. The Coyote backfield offers a speedster in junior running back Tavis Holland and wide receiver-defensive end Bruno Anyangwe — who is being looked at by Division I-AA programs such as Towson and Stony Brook (NY) universities. Center Zach Thompson anchors the Coyotes’ offensive line. “We took our lumps last year, so this year, I hope we learned from that,” Hurd said.

at Cape Henl.

Oct. 11


Coach: Larry Hurd Last season’s record: 2-8 Returning starters: 16 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 14.1/21.5 Last playoff appearance: 2009

It’s easy to look at some of Churchill’s losses — 6-foot-3, 330-pound offensive lineman Darrion Locke and playmaking running back Malik Harris in particular — and be concerned. But the Bulldogs should be just fine. Churchill returns a veteran offensive line that includes 6-8, 230-pound A.J. Coleman. Junior running back Blake Dove will take on a more prominent role behind that line. A combination of power and speed make Dove hard to knock down. A standout on junior varsity last fall, Andrew Zuckerman will provide another backfield option. The Bulldogs are looking at the tallest quarterbacks in coach Joe Allen’s fouryear tenure. Six-foot-3 Good Counsel transfer Sean Strittmatter and sophomore Colin Smith (6-2) are still vying for the role, but both make passing a more viable option for Churchill this fall. Junior receiver Jesse Locke (6-2, 196) will be waiting. Dove (linebacker) and defensive lineman Julian Grose will anchor the 4-3 base defense.

Coach: Pat Cilento Last year: 8-2 Returning starters: 17 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 33.8/7.5 Last playoff appearance: N/A



Coach: Joe Allen Last season’ record: 7-4 Returning starters: 12 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 23.0/12.1 Last playoff appearance: 2012


Coach: Tony Nazzaro Last season’s record: 6-5 Returning starters: 11 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 19.6/23.0 Last playoff appearance: 2012



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Coach: Jermaine Howell Last season’s record: 6-4 Returning starters: 13 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 23.4/22.4 Last playoff appearance: 1998

Graduation losses hit the Swarmin’ Hornets pretty hard, but expectations are still high. The program, which has won seven state championships and qualified for the postseason for a state record 15 consecutive years, routinely fills its vacated positions with a pipeline of talent, and this year is no different. Stud junior defensive back/wide receiver Jalen Christian, one of the top college prospects in the country, will do a little bit of everything for coach Eric Wallich. Senior quarterback Chase Williams returns and will look to get the ball into the hands of playmakers (Christian and senior tight end Stephon Jacob). With no proven talent, running back will be filled by a committee of four or five players. Left tackle/ defensive lineman Chris Whalen is the lone returning veteran in the trenches. The defensive secondary is young and the linebacker corps is expected to be headlined by Ari Cacapardo.


Khalil Wilson

2013 Schedule Sept. 6


Sept. 12

N. Harford

Sept. 20

at Rockville

Sept. 27 at Northwood Oct. 4

Paint Branch

Oct. 11

at Kennedy

Oct. 18

vs. Wheaton*

Oct. 25


Nov. 1

at Seneca

Nov. 8

Watkins Mill * at Blair

Last season, the Titans put together their best season in 12 years. In 2013, Einstein returns ace running back and senior Khalil Wilson, who rushed for a county-best 1,567 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. He will have the luxury of running behind returning linemen, including senior left tackle Gil Reynolds (6-foot-5, 300 pound), senior center Brian Angel (61, 255) and junior right tackle Spencer Fye (6-0, 240). The Titans have a close competition going on at quarterback between senior John F. Kennedy transfer Roy Russell IV and sophomore Stefano Rodriguez. Coach Jermaine Howell says Russell (6-5, 215) is blessed “with a big arm,” while Rodriguez showed his ability at the junior varsity level last season and has had a solid preseason camp. Joel Rufino, a 6-4, 210-pound defensive end and University of Toledo recruit, is a defensive stalwart for the Titans. Linebackers Brian Velasco (senior) and Damien Monroe (sophomore) are back.


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GAITHERSBURG Coach: Kreg Kephart Last year: 3-7 Returning starters: 18 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 19.5/25.5 Last playoff appearance: 2011


Coach:Dan Paro Last season’s record: 5-5 Returning starters: 14 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 20.0/22.7 Last playoff appearance: 2003

Kreg Kephart says this year’s team is his most talented since the Trojans won the region title and advanced to the 2010 state semifinals. Star running back and Northwestern recruit Solomon Vault is one of the top players in Maryland. Classmate quarterback Nick DeCarlo also returns with senior speedy wide receiver Smit Solomon Vicco Bedell being a top target. Both will be assisted by a veteran 2013 Schedule offensive line led by seniors Avery Taylor (LT), Anthony Combs (LG) Sept. 7 Sherwood and Tinashe Gwashavanhu (RG) Sept. 12 at Watkins Mill and junior Blake Toomer (C). The offense should be able to score, Sept. 20 at Clarksburg but if the Trojans are going to Sept. 28 Northwest make the playoffs this year they must shore up their defense, Oct. 4 Wootton which allowed 25 points per game last fall. “You aren’t going Oct. 11 at Churchill to win games like that,” Kephart Oct. 18 at Magruder said. “The secondary will be the key.” Seniors Marc Smith and Oct. 25 Q. Orchard Jake Thomas are expected to start Nov. 1 at W. Johnson at safety with Xaviyer Mosley as the top cornerback. Junior KaNov. 9 Paint Branch monte Carter is also expected to start at tight end and weakside Gaithersburg’s home games linebacker. at R. Montgomery/WJ

Kelsey Boland

2013 Schedule Aug. 31

at Fork Union

Sept. 6


Sept. 14

at Gonzaga

Sept. 20


Oct. 4

St. Albans

Oct. 11

Reg. Lewis

Oct. 19

at Anacostia

Oct. 25


Nov. 2

at Landon

Nov. 8



Coach: Bob Milloy Last season’s record: 11-1 Returning starters: 14 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 29.3/10.7 Last playoff appearance: 2012

The year 2012 was the tale of two seasons for the Little Hoyas. The young squad started the season 0-5, with four losses coming during the final drive. Then Georgetown Prep found its groove and finished the season with a fivegame win streak. This year, more than half of the players who played important roles are back for 2013. The one who won’t be able to return to the field is standout tight end/defensive end Andrew Caskin, who suffered a knee injury while participating in a football camp in Ohio. Instead, he will serve as an unofficial assistant coach, hoping to bring along the talents of an all-senior offensive line including tackles Kelsey Boland and David Forney, guards Gus Basanes and Kyle Kadamian, center Pat Stewart and tight end Steven Johnson. Basanes, Kadamian, Boland and Stewart will also start on the defensive line. Senior quarterback Corey Howard is the team captain.

Leo Ekwoge

2013 Schedule Aug. 23

lost to Gilman

Aug. 30

at Immokalee

Sept. 6

St. Frances

Sept. 14 at Calvert Hall Sept. 20


Sept. 27

at DeMatha

Oct. 5

at McNamara

Oct. 11

St. John’s

Oct. 18


Oct. 26



WALTER JOHNSON Coach: Jon Kadi Last year: 3-7 Returning starters: 7 of 24 2012: avg. PF/PA:18.6/24.4 Last playoff appearance: N/A

Good Counsel remains one of the state’s top teams, but lost every major offensive skill-position player from last year’s squad to BCS-conference colleges. Add in DeMatha’s resurgence and that puts a couple streaks in jeopardy. Good Counsel has won the last four WCAC titles and 22 straight conference games. This year’s edition will be led by its lines, featuring Sam Mustipher (Notre Dame) and Sam Madaras offensively and Jesse Aniebonam and Jemal Averette defensively. Running back Leo Ekwoge (Western Michigan recruit) and quarterback Bryan Strittmatter rise from backups to starters. “He’s done well,” Milloy said of Strittmatter. “He’s young, and he’s got a long way to go, but we’re very happy.” Milloy also called fullback Chris Dawson “a very pleasant surprise.” Kobie Walker (Kentucky) and DaSharnte Thompson have impressed at linebacker. Milloy said his team “doesn’t have that real Stefon Diggs/Kendall Fuller star power. It doesn’t have that. But not too many people do.”

Victor Rivero

2013 Schedule Sept. 6

at Wootton

Sept. 12

at Churchill

Sept. 20

R. Mont.

Sept. 27 Oct. 4

Poolesville at Magruder

Oct. 11

Fort Hill

Oct. 17

at Northwood

Oct. 25

at Whitman

Nov. 1


Nov. 8



Walter Johnson’s 2012 football record was a bit deceiving. The Wildcats led at halftime in seven of their games and were easily within striking distance of a possible 7-3 campaign. Because of that, closing out games has been a major focus this fall, coach Jon Kadi said. Getting in that position to begin with might be a bit tougher this fall because of the loss of talent. Walter Johnson legitimately lost an entire team’s worth of players — 25 — to graduation. But fortunately for the Wildcats their few returning starters are skill-position players. Getting the ball to those guys’ hands will be crucial, Kadi said. Senior Victor Rivero will take over as quarterback. Six-foot, 2-inch returning junior Jacob Pitsenberger is a multifaceted player who can line up at both running back and slot receiver. Sophomore wide receiver Christian Campbell (6-3) also has the potential to be a playmaker. The Wildcats open the season against two playoff contenders so they’ll find out early if they can compete.


JOHN F. KENNEDY Coach: Carlos Smith Last season’s record: 3-7 Returning starters: 13 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 13.3/25.2 Last playoff appearance: 2007

Greg Jackson

2013 Schedule Sept. 6

at Blair

Sept. 12


Sept. 20

Paint Branch

Sept. 27

at W. Wilson

Oct. 4

vs. Wheaton*

Oct. 11


Oct. 18

at Blake

Oct. 26


Nov. 1

at Springbrook

Nov. 8

Sherwood * at Blair

Senior quarterback Marvin Galdamez has the position to himself this fall after Roy Russell transferred to Albert Einstein during the summer. Junior Tavon Sanders is expected to be the Cavaliers’ best playmaker and do a “little bit of everything” for coach Carlos Smith as a slot receiver, running back, defensive back and return man. Senior Mike Scott is scheduled to start at free safety and is a “freakish athlete” that Smith says he’s counting on to make plays on both sides of the ball. Classmate Alonte Evans, who hasn’t played in two years and transferred in from James H. Blake according to Smith, should contribute at fullback and linebacker. Senior linemen Greg Jackson, who may also line up at linebacker, and Farah Shahid return after starting both ways last fall. “Inexperience and lack of depth makes us go game by game,” Smith said. “Hopefully we can build off our three wins.”

Options to go by air, or land

Northwest High School’s Josh Gills carries the ball against Sherwood during a scrimmage Friday at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. Gills is expected to share the quarterback job and also play running back and receiver this year for the Jaguars, who are trying for their second straight playoff berth. TOM FEDOR/THE GAZETTE



COL. ZADOK MAGRUDER Coach: Kevin Bernot Last season’s record: 1-9 Returning starters: 10 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 2.7/41.3 Last playoff appearance: 2007

Coach: Paul Padalino Last season’s record: 7-3 Returning starters: 10 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 23.5/16.2 Last playoff appearance: 2012

Kyle Hartman

2013 Schedule Sept. 7

Boys Latin

Sept. 12 Mt. St. Joseph Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 5

at St. Paul’s at Annap. AC Episcopal

Oct. 11

at Woodberry

Oct. 19

at SS/SA

Oct. 26


Nov. 2

Geo. Prep

Nov. 9

at St. Albans

The Bears return nearly half the starters from their 2012 Interstate Athletic Conference championship team for this season. Senior quarterback Kyle Hartman is back for his senior year, and will be joined by cornerback and receiver Dominique Seagears and guard Mike Lorallo. Junior running backs Jamal Francois and Johari Johnson also return. Unfortunately, tight end Austin Ritter along with fellow University of Virginia lacrosse recruit Jack Falk are likely to miss the entire season due to injuries incurred during the lacrosse season. The Bears do return three linemen, senior Andrew Mitchell, junior Kolby Williams and senior Jules Desroaches. Senior Brandon Johnson returns as a defensive back. “Our [junior varsity] team was very successful last year, they won the IAC as well,” Padalino said. “We’ve had a great camp so far, we’ve got 89 players in the entire program, so we have depth.”


Bryan Juarez

2013 Schedule Sept. 6


Sept. 12

vs. Wheaton*

Sept. 20


Sept. 27

at Q. Orchard

Oct. 4

W. Johnson

Oct. 11

at Sherwood

Oct. 18


Oct. 25


Nov. 1

at Clarksburg

Nov. 9 at Randallstown * at Blair

RICHARD MONTGOMERY Coach: Josh Klotz Last season’s record: 6-4 Returning starters: 5 of 24 2012: avg. PF/PA: 22.3/21.3 Last playoff appearance: 2005

Last fall could not have gone any worse for the Colonels, who put up one of the worst statistical seasons in county history. They were shut out six times and failed to score more than nine points in a single game. They surrendered more than 31 points nine times and 41 or more on eight occasions. But there is optimism in Magruder’s camp under second-year coach Kevin Bernot. “We all were very concerned and depressed about our output offensively and defensively,” he said. “We played a lot of young guys, but it will start paying off.” Magruder has simplified its 5-2 base defense and multiple formation offense. Sophomore wide receiver/ defensive back Bryan Juarez should be one of the team’s best playmakers along with senior transfer all-purpose player Shawon Nunes. Senior defensive end/left guard Kurtland Elliott and junior wing back/linebacker Brent Martin are also expected to make significant contributions.


Renzo Farfan

2013 Schedule Sept. 6 Sept. 12

Rockville at Northwest

Sept. 20 at W. Johnson Sept. 27


Oct. 4

at Whitman

Oct. 11

at Poolesville

Oct. 18


Oct. 25

at Wootton

Nov. 1


Nov. 8


The Richard Montgomery High School football team is in new hands as it looks to build on last year’s first winning season in recent history. A former member of the two-time defending state finalist Quince Orchard coaching staff, Josh Klotz certainly has seen what it takes to get to the top of state football. It starts, he said, with adopting the mentality of a champion, expecting to dominate whenever the team is on the field. Additionally, he added, a strong ground game and the ability to stop the run is imperative at the high school level. And that is what Richard Montgomery is built around this year. Klotz said he hopes they’ll be competitive this season. Alex Fehlinger and Liam Duffy are expected to lead the way at running back for the Rockets this year. Klotz said opposing defenses will have to pay attention to a slew of talented senior receivers. Junior quarterback Renzo Farfan has proven he can hit his targets, which include seniors Phil Osborn and Marcus Foster.


NORTHWEST Coach: Mike Neubeiser Last season’s record: 8-4 Returning starters: 7 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 29.7/19.4 Last playoff appearance: 2012

Josh Gills

2013 Schedule Sept. 6

at Magruder

Sept. 12 R. Montgomery Sept. 20


Sept. 28 at Gaithersburg Oct. 4


Oct. 11 at Paint Branch Oct. 18


Oct. 25


Nov. 1

at Q. Orchard

Nov. 8

at Springbrook

The Jaguars’ high-powered offense from last season was hit hard by graduation, as was the defensive unit. However, Northwest is banking on a new group of athletic players to help them stay among the county’s elite. Josh Gills is the favorite to take over the reigns at quarterback. The senior will also more than likely play some wide receiver to allow for sophomore Mark Pierce to take some snaps as well. Coach Mike Neubeiser is also high on speedy junior running back E.J. Lee, and classmate Brandon Williams, a big wide receiver who received plenty of playing time last season on defense, and enjoyed a productive spring in varsity passing leagues. Other key seniors include lineman Brandon Hungerford and defensive backs Luke Pierce and Rodney Snider. Luke Pierce is a three-year starter at the position. “Our strength this season is speed. Our weakness is inexperience,” Neubeiser said.



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Coach: Mike Nesmith Last season’s record: 3-7 Returning starters: 12 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 20.0/18.8 Last playoff appearance: 2011

Coach: Dennis Harris Last season’s record: 1-8 Returning starters: 13 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 13.7/26.4 Last playoff appearance: 1982

Zephaniah Langley

2013 Schedule Sept. 6

at Poolesville

Sept. 12


Sept. 21

at Blair

Sept. 27


Oct. 4


Oct. 11

at Seneca

Oct. 17

W. Johnson

Oct. 26

at Kennedy

Nov. 1

at Watkins Mill

Nov. 8


There is optimism at Northwood that the Gladiators will improve their win total. The team returns three players who earned all-county spots from coaches in senior lineman Lucas Kane (6-foot-5, 260 pounds), senior cornerback Zephaniah Langley (5-9, 155) and punter Christian Reyes (6-1, 265). Charles Hennessey returns as a four-year starter at quarterback. Reyes, a junior, anchors the defensive front at tackle. Coach Dennis Harris said that at this point Hennessey is like having another coach on the field. “He knows what I’m going to say before I say it, it’s become second nature,” Harris said. He said Langley loves playing against the top playmakers. “He came to me and said he wants to play against [Damascus receiver Jalen] Christian. He loves facing the top threats, and that’s what you love to see as a coach.” Harris said this year’s team has potential. “We think we can compete with anyone.”

Gaston Cooper

2013 Schedule Sept. 6 at Springbrook Sept. 12


Sept. 20

at Kennedy

Sept. 27


Oct. 4

at Einstein

Oct. 11


Oct. 18


Oct. 25

at B-CC

Nov. 1


Nov. 9 vs. Gaithersburg* * at W. Johnson


2013 Schedule Sept. 6

at R. Mont.

Sept. 12


Sept. 20


Sept. 28

vs. Wheaton*

Oct. 4

at Northwood

Oct. 11

Watkins Mill

Oct. 17

at Damascus

Oct. 25

at Magruder

Nov. 1


Nov. 8

Poolesville * at Blair

Rockville football isn’t too far off its back-to-back postseason runs in 2009-10. But the Rams are living in a completely different world. Those were the days when one guy — Crusoe Gongbay — almost single-handedly carried Rockville down its winning path. Stars like that don’t come along too often, though, which is why second-year Rams coach Seth Kenton said his focus has been on building a strong core of players. If a standout like Gongbay happens to enroll, the Rams can dream even bigger. Returning junior Spencer Brigman took over as quarterback last fall out of necessity — his athleticism was Kenton’s best option. The arrival of junior quarterback Chuck Reese, who ran Rockville’s current playbook at the junior varsity level in 2012, means Brigman can be a major playmaker in the Rams’ spread. Rockville will look to counter its size disadvantage by stretching opponents from sideline to sideline and vertically to open up space.

Calvin Reighard

2013 Schedule Sept. 6


Sept. 12

at Rockville

Sept. 20

at Northwest

Sept. 27


Oct. 4

at Sherwood

Oct. 11


Oct. 17 at Watkins Mill Oct. 25


Nov. 1


Nov. 8

at Blake

at Frederick

Sept. 12


Sept. 20


Sept. 27

at Damascus

Oct. 4


Oct. 11

at Rockville

Oct. 17


Oct. 25 at S. Hagerstown Nov. 1 Nov. 8

Northwood at Einstein

Sept. 6


Sept. 12

at Kennedy

Sept. 20 S. Hagerstown Sept. 27 at W. Johnson Oct. 4

at Catoctin

Oct. 11 R. Montgomery Oct. 18


Oct. 25

vs. Wheaton*

Nov. 1


Nov. 8

at Rockville * at Blair


Michael Patterson

2013 Schedule Sept. 6

at Seneca

Sept. 12


Sept. 20 at Watkins Mill Sept. 28


Oct. 4


Oct. 11

at Blair

Oct. 18


Oct. 25


Nov. 1

at Damascus

Nov. 8

at Northwood

Wheaton plays its home games at Blair.

Mike Murtaugh

2013 Schedule Sept. 6


Sept. 12

at Whitman

Sept. 20

at Damascus

Sept. 27


Oct. 4


Oct. 11

at B-CC

Oct. 18


Oct. 25 vs. Gaithersburg* Nov. 1


Nov. 8

at Wootton

* at R. Montgomery

As usual, Seneca Valley expects to contend for a region title, a goal that hasn’t been reached since 2008 and became only harder to achieve with the transfer of Kevin Joppy to Quince Orchard. Seneca Valley’s strength should be defense. All four starting linebackers return — third-year starter Austen Herbert and Edward Maxwell on the outside and Pacom Tsague and Kris Platt on the inside. Senior Jovon Burriss moves from safety to cornerback to replace Joppy, and senior Brandon Harris and Davon Parker start at safety. Daniel Appouh is back at defensive tackle, though there are still holes around him on the line. Offensively, Joppy will be more difficult to replace. Quarterback Calvin Reighard joins offensive guard Michael Elbert as the only offensive starters. “He’s responsible for carrying the load on offense,” Kim said of Reighard, whose top receivers are Korey Platt and Maxwell, who stepped up at receiver once Joppy left.

Elijah Spottswood

2013 Schedule Sept. 7 vs. Gaithersburg* Sept. 12


Sept. 20


Sept. 27

at R. Mont.

Oct. 4


Oct. 11


Oct. 18

at Q. Orchard

Oct. 25


Nov. 1 at Paint Branch Nov. 8

at Kennedy

* at R. Montgomery


When a former offensive lineman for West Virginia University claims his high school football team’s best strength to be the offensive line, it’s usually a good idea to listen. First-year coach Chris Grier, a former Sherwood standout under Bob Milloy, will have to adjust to losing quarterback Jordan Larsen, running back Moses Vines, safety Rich Dipietro and first-team All-Gazette kicker Jake Ryder, but he has a big-bodied line on both sides of the ball as a baseline. Expected to be running behind that line is Elijah Spottswood, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament back in April, but he says he is already up to full speed again. Who gets the starting nod at quarterback is currently up in the air, options being Neven Sussman, Tyler Beatty and Shawn Bliss, who took the majority of first-team reps during 7-on-7 passing leagues. Paris Atwater, son of NFL star Steve Atwater, will be one of the keys on defense.

Coach: Adam Bahr Last season’s record: 4-6 Returning starters: 9 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 6.6/16.4 Last playoff appearance: 2010

Alexander Evans

2013 Schedule Sept. 6


Paint Branch

Sept. 12 at Clarksburg Sept. 20

at Sherwood

Sept. 27 Oct. 4

Blair Watkins Mill

Oct. 11

at Blake

Oct. 18


Oct. 25

at Churchill

Nov. 1


Nov. 8



Coach: Jim Kuhn Last year: 5-5 Returning starters: 9 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 15.9/16.9 Last playoff appearance: 2010

Zac Morton

2013 Schedule Sept. 6

at Blake

Sept. 12

Q. Orchard

Sept. 21


Sept. 27

at Wootton

Oct. 4 Oct. 11

R. Mont. at Damascus

Oct. 18 at Springbrook Oct. 25

W. Johnson

Nov. 1


Nov. 8

at Blair

It’s no secret Walt Whitman’s football team wants the ball in senior running back Zac Morton’s hands. But that doesn’t mean it will be any easier to stop the county’s third-leading rusher from a year ago. Incredibly quick feet and lateral movement make Morton (20 touchdowns in 2012) one of the county’s more elusive backs. That style of running has enabled him to be quite durable — he touched the ball more than 35 times in most games last fall. Joe Granger’s recently broken arm will be a big hit to Morton’s protection but the Vikings hope to find ways to create mismatches and sneak him the ball. Max Sessions’ return from a knee injury will help. Junior Evan Smith is the team’s first truly trained quarterback in three years. Returning 6-foot-2 tight end Antony Casey and 6-1 wide receiver Nick Newsham are great options, and don’t be surprised to see Morton catch a few, either.


The Springbrook High School football team returns a few key players on both sides of the ball, as the Blue Devils look to improve on last year’s 4-6 record under second-year coach Adam Bahr. Quarterback Neiman Blain returns after a broken leg prematurely ended his sophomore season. Julian Granby, who finished out the final three games of last year as the starter, is also back to push Blain. No matter who is throwing the football, however, Isaiah Eisendorf will give them a big target down the field as one of the team’s top wide receivers. Defensively, Bahr said he is expecting big things from defensive end Alexander Evans, who committed to play at East Carolina University on Aug. 13. “We will know a lot after the first month of the season,” Bahr said. “We’ve got Paint Branch Week 1 and Sherwood in Week 3, and Clarksburg sandwiched in between. Our schedule is brutal to start.”



Getting teen-aged boys to buy into yoga class is difficult. Just ask Wheaton football coach Ernie Williams. But many college and professional teams have bought into its benefits and so have the Knights. They have been attending yoga classes twice a week in the hopes that improved flexibility will help prevent injuries — with a 28-person roster, Wheaton can ill afford losing players. Mental lapses or one bad quarter proved costly for Wheaton, which was on the cusp of playoffs, last fall. Focus is another major benefit of yoga, Williams said. Six-foot-1 dual-threat quarterback Michael Patterson provides physicality at the position and has six starts under his belt. A dynamic backfield — three running backs with varying styles — will give opposing defenses different looks. Wheaton moves up a class to compete in loaded 3A West Region in 2013, but the Knights have stepped outside the box to prepare themselves for the challenge.

Quince Orchard has arguably been the state’s best publicschool team over the past two years, reaching the Class 4A state final both seasons. “The expectations don’t change around here,” Mencarini said. “We’re going to keep doing what we’ve done, and what we haven’t done well, we’re going to try to do better.” The only thing to do better is win a state title, and this team could. Quarterback Mike Murtaugh, who missed most of last season with an injury, is back and “even better,” Mencarini said firmly. Murtaugh works with a talented group of playmakers: receivers Malcolm Brown and Elliott Davis and Seneca Valley transfer running back/receiver Kevin Joppy. When Joppy splits out wide, sophomore Shawn Barlow steps in at running back. Another transfer, Adam McLean from Avalon, joins Connor Tilton on the defensive line. Brown and Davis will also start at cornerback, helping strong safety Kyle Gregory form a sizable defensive backfield.


Coach: Chris Grier Last season’s record: 9-3 Returning starters: 8 of 24 2012 average PF/PA: 33.9/12.17 Last playoff appearance: 2012

Coach: Ernie Williams Last season’s record: 4-6 Returning starters: 15 of 24 2012: avg. PF/PA: 13.8/24.7 Last playoff appearance: 1996

The Wolverines seem to have a good-news bad-news scenario working for them this season. Gone are skill position standouts Patrick Schlosser (QB), Quinton Littlejohn (RB) and Dontay Hears (RB) — all three playing football at the collegiate level. Watkins Mill, however, does return the majority of its offensive and defensive lines, including veteran seniors Anthony Brigante, Adrian Adams and Jonathan Placido. Coach Kevin Watson is confident that this unit can make holes for players such as senior running back Quinton Schaired and provide protection in the passing game for sophomore quarterback candidates Jaron Woodyard and Joseph Maddox. Woodyard started as a defensive back last season as a freshman. Watson is also confident in the athleticism of Maddox, who will also receive time in the defensive backfield and may play some wide receiver as well. “I’m not going to say that we’re starting over, but we’re regrouping,” Watson said.

Senior running back Charles Lyles will step into a more prominent role this fall to lead the Falcons’ attack. He has a veteran offensive line to run behind, particularly on the left side with junior tackle Jon Bateky (6-4, 230) and senior guard Sweekar Shrestra (5-10, 200) returning. New quarterback Steven Morningstar should rely on veteran receivers Joe Cho, Sean Parker, Joel Hessels and tight end Cody Zinnser in the passing game. Sweekar and Bateky are expected to also lead the defensive line with Steven Pancrazio manning the middle linebacker slot in between outside backers Nic Fisher and Lyles. Parker, Morningstar and Cho are expected to start and provide leadership in the secondary. Just a season removed from qualifying for the postseason for the first time since 2005, the Falcons hope the momentum will continue. “Every team is different,” coach Will Gant said. “But this team saw what it took.”



Coach: Kevin Watson Last season’s record: 7-3 Returning starters: 7 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 26.5/13.5 Last playoff appearance: 1999

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2013 Schedule

Charles Lyles

Coach: Dave Mencarini Last season’s record: 12-2 Returning starters: 8 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 36.7/7.2 Last playoff appearance: 2012


Coach: Fred Kim Last season’s record: 10-2 Returning starters: 8 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 26.8/14.7 Last playoff appearance: 2012


Quinton Schaired

Paint Branch football coach Mike Nesmith says his senior quarterback, Gaston Cooper, has a great arm, maybe too good of an arm. “He had a gunslinger mentality [last year], he was sure he could make any throw,” Nesmith said. That led to 10 interceptions, one of the things that went wrong in 2012. Nesmith said in summer passing league Cooper started making better decisions, and that should pay off. Cooper has a nice target in three-year starting receiver Javonn Curry (6-foot-3, 171 pounds). Sophomore Malcolm Littlejohn is expected to lead a deep tailback position, joining his older brother Johnny as a key player. Other top returning players: cornerback Samuel Etuaful (5-9, 160) and linemen Chris Young (6-0, 250), Emmanuel Ohene-Akonner (6-4, 240) and Roger White (5-10, 215). Nesmith, for the first time in eight years, won’t be focusing on the offense. He gave that up to lead the defense.


Coach: Seth Kenton Last season’s record: 1-9 Returning starters: 10 of 24 2012: avg. PF/PA: 13.5/35.0 Last playoff appearance: 2010


Coach: Will Gant Last season’s record: 7-4 Returning starters: 12 of 24 2012 avg. PF/PA: 20.7/24.9 Last playoff appearance: 2012



Spencer Brigman


THOMAS S. WOOTTON Coach: Tyree Spinner Last season’s record: 4-6 Returning starters: N/A 2012: avg. PF/PA: 19.5/21.3 Last playoff appearance: 2008

Trevon Diggs

2013 Schedule Sept. 6

W. Johnson

Sept. 12

at B-CC

Sept. 20

at Churchill

Sept. 27


Oct. 4 vs. Gaithersburg* Oct. 11


Oct. 18


Oct. 25

R. Mont.

Nov. 1

at Rockville

Nov. 8

Q. Orchard * at R. Mont.

Wootton went through some growing pains in 2012, courtesy of the young team coach Tyree Spinner intentionally opted for. But that has left the Patriots ready to make a run at playoffs this fall. The Patriots now have a multitude of second- and third-year players who have built chemistry and have gotten rid of bad habits together so the team can run like well-oiled machinery in 2013, Spinner said. At the center of the mechanism is junior quarterback Sam Ellis. The county’s second-leading passer (15 touchdowns) last fall and 6-foot-1 sophomore receiver Trevon Diggs (769 yards, 7 TDs), made for one of the county’s most productive scoring tandems. Teams will have to pay attention to Diggs, but Wootton has other options, such as receiver Max Etocke (6-3). Jake Koplin will man the backfield. At middle linebacker, he and sophomore lineman Patrick Bernardo (6-0, 225 pounds) will provide major obstacles on the defensive end.



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Continued from Page B-1 minor in information technology at Rutgers. “I came here from Sligo Middle School to originally play basketball. So it wasn’t until freshman year on [junior varsity] when I played football, but I am glad I did because we’ve really put Bullis football back on the map.” As Bullis, ranked No. 3 in The Gazette’s preseason poll, has won — 23 victories over the past three seasons — the talent level has improved as well. This fall, 17 starters return, including several potential college-level players. Junior running back and Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision recruit Devonte Williams could be the top rusher in the state when the season ends. Sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. moved down from New Jersey and should be a dual threat this fall. Eight defensive starters, including defensive lineman Julian James, linebacker Chris Aust and defensive back Tyamonee Johnson also return to lead a unit that allowed just over a touchdown per game last year. “It’s not just getting better on the field — that’s a big part and the most important — but our weight room is so much nicer now,” Herron said. “It used to be terrible and now it is upgraded with a lot more free weights. It’s little things like that, having nice facilities, good academics, a nice campus, a family-orientated atmosphere that makes you feel like you are in a real program to attract people.” Added Williams, who is from Howard County: “It’s been a tremendous turnaround since I’ve been here. Everybody is all acclimated to our system and keeping

Bullis Coach Pat Cilento gives instructions to his team during the Aug. 15 practice at the Potomac school. Bullis opens its season Friday. everything running smooth.” When Cilento took over the Bulldogs just prior — in late July — to the 2010 season, he inherited a private school program in need of a shot in the arm. In the

Bullis School junior running back Devonte Williams.

GAMECHANGERS Continued from Page B-1

the body coordination or psychology to be able to manipulate their body midstride.”

Blake Dove Churchill junior linebacker/running back

Run in Blake Dove’s direction. He dares you. Defensive players don’t always get noticed in the same way as 50-yard scampers, but Dove certainly makes his presence known. “Blake is definitely a ball hawk,” Churchill coach Joe Allen said. “He has a nose for the ball and great instincts.” Dove will also be the Bulldogs No. 1 option out of the backfield this fall. Once he reaches his second gear, there’s really no catching up to him, Allen said.

Kevin Joppy Quince Orchard senior wide receiver

This guy was not on any of the county’s top 10 statistical lists last fall because he’s rarely in the same place two plays in a row. Joppy scored nine touchdowns for Seneca Valley on a combined 830 passing, receiving and rushing yards. “He single-handedly beat our team last year,” Quince Orchard coach Mencarini said. “The whole game they had him up at receiver, then he was in the backfield, he was all over the place and he made the big plays.” Joppy’s ability to perform anywhere on the gridiron makes him a nightmare matchup for defenses.


three seasons prior to his arrival, Bullis was 4-26 — a major drop for a program that went 27-9 from 2001 to ’04. Since and under the Sherwood High graduate’s guidance, Bullis has posted

three consecutive winning seasons — 6-4, 9-1, 8-2 — and won the 2011 IAC championship, which was the program’s first since 1979. “That first year, we came


Damascus High School junior wide receiver/defensive back Jalen Christian.


in late, but were able to go 6-4 and have the first winning season and get the first conference win in quite some time,” said Cilento, who previously led Sherwood during the 2009 sea-

son to a 10-3 mark and a berth in the Class 4A state semifinals. He also was the Warriors offensive coordinator from 2007-08 and was the quarterback when the school won a state title in 1995. “We brought in some new things and a different approach. I’ve had a lot of great young [assistant] coaches and the kids have fed off it. We’ve made a lot of strides, but it gets tougher to win each season because the ultimate goal is to put out a great product on Friday nights.” As Bullis has improved, so has its strength of schedule. Cilento, who still worries about the depth of talent on the team, said he has added more quality non-conference opponents over the course of three years, but he added that nine potential opponents have dropped his program from their schedule. The Bulldogs open up the 2013 season at home on Friday against Washington Catholic Athletic Conference foe St. John’s (D.C.) College High, which defeated Calvert Hall last week. Bullis is also scheduled to play notable nonconference opponents St. Mary’s Annapolis, Archbishop Spalding and Cape Henlopen (Del.) “I’ve seen a lot more people — fans and opponents — get fired up when they talk about Bullis football over the past few years,” Herron said. “A lot more people are interested in how we do and that means we have a little bit more of a target on our backs. But that is good and we just have to keep working. “We want to go undefeated. I mean, we got to take every game one game at a time, but the standard around here now is to win every game and win championships.”

Walt Whitman High School senior running back Zac Morton.


Zac Morton Walt Whitman senior running back

The county’s third-leading rusher with 20 overall touchdowns last fall, Morton’s shiftiness and ability to change direction on a dime make even the county’s best defensive players look clumsy. He was given the ball on about 60 percent of Whitman’s offensive plays last fall. That number is not likely to decrease, but Morton won’t be limited to the backfield. His great hands make him a viable target for quarterback Evan Smith.

Devonte Williams Bullis junior running back

Can one be listed as a running back and rack up 500 receiving yards? To be fair, Williams did rush for nearly 1,000 yards as well. Williams has breakaway potential — he scored at least six touchdowns on runs of 50 yards or more last fall. The scary part is he’s only a junior.

Solomon Vault Gaithersburg senior running back

There are generally three types of running backs: Those who run straight through the line, backs who run by defenders and those who run around defenders. A good running back usually possesses two of those traits, Mencarini said. Vault can do all three. “Solomon Vault scares me to death. I’m not looking forward to coaching against him but I love watching that kid play,” Mencarini said.

Thomas S. Wootton High School sophomore wide receiver Trevon Diggs.


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Senior wide receiver-corner back Mark Davis had heard all of the negativity about the James H. Blake High School football program while in middle school. By the time he arrived at Blake for his freshman season, none of that talk mattered to him. Especially after he began to spend time with his future teammates during summer workouts. “I had been hearing it all before I came to Blake,” Davis said. “‘Blake is no good, they are terrible.’ But then when it was time for summer workouts and passing league, I saw Tayahd Campbell a bunch of people who were ready to work. I said to myself, ‘I think this is the [class] who can turn things around.’” The hunch that Davis felt turned out to be correct. That 2010 season, the Bengals’ junior varsity went undefeated at 9-0. Many players from this group moved up in 2011 to help Blake end six consecutive losing varsity seasons with a 7-3 record. That year, the Bengals barely missed the postseason. However, the momentum that they created helped them notch a second consecutive winning mark last season at 6-4 in the regular season, allowing them to qualify for the Class 4A North Region playoffs. “Back in 2010, I decided not to bring any sophomores up to the varsity. I wanted then to experience winning. That undefeated JV team helped to change the mentality and the culture of our program,” Blake coach Tony Nazzaro said.

“Back when we had our last winning season in 2004, I sort of knew the culture might change a little, but I did not realize that it would change so much. Back in 2005, whenever we would start losing by 10 points, it seemed like we would just hang our heads and before you knew it, we’d get behind by 30. It was basically a culture of losing that was hard to get rid of.” While this season’s Bengals’ squad returns just shy of 50 percent of its starting lineup, Nazzaro sees an air of confidence with the 2013 edition that couldn’t be found nearly a decade ago. “In 2004, we lost a huge number of seniors, and then things fell [down] from there,” Nazzaro said. “We graduated a lot of starters this past year too, but the difference is, you can see that we are now building a solid program. I just feel really

good about the kids in this program.” One of those players is senior Tayahd Campbell, who is expected to play major roles on both sides of the ball as a middle linebacker and running back. Davis notes that he and his teammates do not take the school’s resurgence on the gridiron for granted. He said the Bengals are used to being looked at as underdogs, and they feed off of this sentiment. Davis pointed out that humility and hard work are constantly preached throughout the entire team. He says that because of this, the Blake community has begun to take notice. “People are now starting to open their eyes and notice us,” Davis said. “We used to hear people in school say ‘man, we should have come out to the game, we should have been

there.’ Now those same people are starting to come out and support us. Especially when we play our rival schools like Paint Branch, Springbrook and Sherwood. We are definitely getting more support from the surrounding community.” Davis also gives plenty of credit to the Blake coaching staff and to Nazzaro in particular. “Coach has been through so much with us,” Davis said. “He talks to the parents, goes through a lot of drama and still stays strong for all of us. At the end of the day, he is like a father figure to us. “Sure, he gets on us and yells at us and does all of the things a football coach does. But then he gives us a pat on the back, shakes our hands and continues to mentor us. At the end of the day, he’s making this a much better program.”


James H. Blake High School linebacker Tayahd Campbell (right) tracks a play Saturday during a scrimmage against Charles H. Flowers.

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to make it so, Shane Lopez, a senior scientist at Gallup who researches hope, wrote in an email. “It’s a matter of resilience,” Principal Patricia Kelly said. “When students come up [against] an obstacle, what do you do to help them? It’s a matter of making sure [help is] realistic.” Kelly pointed to one way by which Westover works to instill hope. Each year the school identifies students who “aren’t making it” and assigns to each a good friend who is a member of the staff or faculty. That friend never identifies himself as having been assigned to the student, but just says hello every day and lets the child know he is important to the school community. When asked by Gallup to name one teacher at Westover who was most hopeful, Kelly named Hawkins-Jones, although, she said, there are several staff members at Westover who “fit the bill.” “I have witnessed Mary, however, sustaining that hopeful compassion of hers over the course of 20 years,” Kelly wrote in an email. “So, no matter whatever ‘ups and downs’ were going on around her, she still focused on the students’ needs. She is truly one of a kind! “She also has willingly shared her expertise and ‘can-do’ attitude with




The teachers at Westover Elementary School in Silver Spring wear staff shirts with the definition of hope on the back. As a noun, it reads, hope is a feeling of confidence, expectation. As a verb, to hope is to look forward to something, believing it will happen. As a person, the embodiment of hope is fifth-grade teacher Mary Hawkins-Jones, who received the Most Hopeful Teacher in America award Aug. 21 from Gallup at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. “It’s not me — I’m just a symbol of Westover,” Hawkins-Jones said. “It’s Westover, it’s all of us. We have the scores to show hope happens.” Westover was identified by Gallup as a “high-hope” school after students took a Gallup survey of school climate in October. Of the 1,700 schools surveyed nationwide, 192 were identified as high-hope schools. The vast majority of students at those schools believe that the future will be better than the present and that they have the power

others in several leadership roles, [for example] grade level chair, team leader, committee chair, leadership team member, etc. This is the ‘ripple of hope’ effect that Shane Lopez ... talks about in his book, ‘Making Hope Happen.’ So, Mary does all this while simultaneously holding high expectations for her students and then teaching them well,” Kelly wrote. Hawkins-Jones said that to her, hope is like a light that starts a glow and as you get closer to the light it gets brighter. “If you don’t have hope it’s like sitting in a dark room,” she said. “What are you going to do in a dark room?” She keeps her students in that light by getting to know them, she said. “I conference with every student, try to get them to think beyond fifth grade, let them know there are a lot of options,” Hawkins-Jones said. “Hope helps you move forward.” Those are also the findings of Lopez, who helped select the Most Hopeful Teacher, a first-time award from Gallup. “Mary Hawkins-Jones knows that everyone wants ‘something more’ out of life,” Lopez wrote. “She helps children discover who they can be and teaches them how to make that vision


Mary Y. Hawkins-Jones, a fifth-grade teacher at Westover Elementary School in Silver Spring and the Most Hopeful Teacher in America, according to Gallup, greets Connor Zaytoun, 10, and his mother, Rebecca, during an orientation at the school Friday. a reality. She turns wishes into hopes.” Matthew Hladiuk, who also teaches fifth-grade at Westover, works closely with Hawkins-Jones and said he has learned a lot about hope from her. “With her guidance I’ve been able to set goals for students,” Hladiuk said. “You never know what’s inside a child.” Hawkins-Jones said that after she was nominated for the national award she was asked to submit test scores. “Gallup is all about data,” she said. She was then asked to take part in

an interview. “My philosophy on education is that mistakes are opportunities to learn,” she said. “We need to allow students to make mistakes and give them an opportunity to learn. [Instead] we try to save them.” One final message on hope can be found on the bulletin board in her classroom. It reads, “Hope is an amazing gift.”

EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Student crowned Miss Maryland Pre-Teen Schuylar Johns, an eighthgrader at St. Raphael School in Rockville, won over the judges with her interview skills, poise and presentation to become the 2013 National American Miss Maryland Pre-Teen on Aug. 10. Schuylar, who turned 13 on Friday, will represent Maryland at the National American Miss pageant at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in November. There she will have the opportunity to win cash, scholarships and prizes. During the state competition, Schuylar, the daughter of Byron and Lynn Johns of North Potomac, also took home top awards for community service, speech, spirit and photogenic qualities. “You have to write a speech and present it,” Schuylar said. “Mine was ‘Be Your Unique Self,’ about self-confidence and self-acceptance. I said, ‘Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of someone else.’” Schuylar documented more than 2,000 community service hours in the past three years. Her favorite project is an annual Christmas party she holds, asking guests to bring gifts for pediatric patients at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville. “It’s so much fun. I get to hang out with my friends and do community service at the same time,” she said. She also said she thought


Schuylar Johns, an eighth-grader at St. Raphael School in Rockville, is crowned Miss Maryland Pre-Teen. the competition was fun and a great learning opportunity. “There were so many great girls,” she said. “When I got called I couldn’t process that it was me at first. You feel like you are on top of the world.” During her year as Miss Maryland Pre-Teen, Schuylar will make appearances throughout the state. “I don’t think of it as a responsibility,” she said. “I think of that as a privilege.”

Area Catholic schools announce new principals When schools opened for the new year Monday, four Montgomery County elementary schools in the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington had

new principals at the helm. Brother Gerald S. Hopeck Jr. is the co-principal of St. Francis International School

in Silver Spring. He was the school’s vice principal and tuition officer since May 2011. Hopeck is a native of Bridgeport, Conn., and graduated from Kings College in WilkesBarre, Pa., with a bachelor’s in theology and history. He earned a master’s in theology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He has more than 12 years of experience as an educator in several Catholic schools. Stephen Lamont comes to St. Bartholomew School in Bethesda from Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C., where he was assistant principal this past school year. Earlier, he taught math at Car-

roll for five years. He has nine years of experience as an educator and holds a bachelor’s in economics from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and a master’s in educational leadership and administration from George Washington University. Christie Anne Short, new principal at St. Patrick School in Rockville, has spent her 14-year teaching career in the Archdiocese of Washington. After four years at St. Elizabeth School in Rockville, she joined the team of teachers and staff who opened St. Patrick School to its first students in 2004, and has taught there since. She has taught second, third and fourth grades and was named the school’s Teacher of the Year in 2007. She holds a bachelor’s in elementary education from Loyola University and a master’s in special education from John Hopkins University. Andrew Piotrowski comes to St. Martin of Tours School in Gaithersburg from New Jersey, where he has spent his teaching career. He most recently was vice principal of Clifton (N.J.) High School for 12 years. He also was principal of Woodrow Wilson Middle School and Christopher Columbus Middle School, both in Clifton. He is currently studying for a doctorate in educational leadership and holds a master’s in urban educational leadership from New Jersey City University and a bachelor’s in special education from William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J.

Parent orientation at middle school Parents of all students at

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orientation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The evening is an opportunity to become familiar with the school and meet with teachers, counselors and administrators. The school is at 19300 Watkins Mill Road, Gaithersburg. For more information, call 301-840-4660.

Volunteers needed to help pack Smart Sacks Manna Food Center of Gaithersburg and Whole Foods Market are celebrating a Kids Day of Service on Sept. 7 to pack Smart Sacks that will be given to students in need the following weekend. Smart Sacks provide Montgomery County schoolchildren at risk of hunger with backpacks full of kid-friendly food every Friday so they have food on the weekends, when there are no school meals for them. The program runs in more than 50 elementary schools, feeding more than 2,200 children each week. The packing events will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Greenridge Baptist Church, 21925 Frederick Road, Boyds, and at Asbury Methodist Village, 333 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg.

Volunteers must 8 or older, with an adult and able to pack groceries, A salad lunch and water will be provided and student service learning hours are applicable. To register, call 301424-1130. Manna Food Center is the main food bank in Montgomery County. Founded in 1983, the nonprofit strives to end hunger in Montgomery County through education, advocacy and food distribution.

Pianist spent summer at Tanglewood Alexandra Bartol, a senior at Thomas S. Wooton High School

in Rockville, was invited to participate this summer in the Boston University Tanglewood Institute music program in Lenox, Mass. Bartol has studied piano for 13 years and music composition for seven. She studied both at the institute. The program is part of of the School of Music at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University. This year’s students, selected through an application and audition process, were from the U.S., Europe, South America and Australia. The institute’s Young Artists Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Chorus performed a series of concerts from July 13 to Aug. 10 in Ozawa Hall on the Tanglewood estate. Bartol is the daughter of Nadya and Tim Bartol of Potomac.

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Dillingham Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Dillingham Jr. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 20, 2013, with their family and friends at Dave’s Smokehouse in Lexington, Tenn. They were married July 19, 1963, by Dr. E.E. Deusner at First Baptist Church in Lexington. The special event was hosted by Patsy Dillingham’s sisters: Jeannetta Tignor, Katie Foster and Linda Gray. Tom and Patsy have two daughters, Mechelle Quaglietta of Houston and Shannon Keeper and husband Stephen of Frederick; and two grandsons, Chad and Erik Quaglietta of Maryland. Tom and Patsy have resided in Poolesville for 32 years. Patsy is the daughter of Opal Hall White of Lexington and the late Murray Arlen White. Tom is the son of the late Mary Baker of Gates, Tenn., and the late Thomas B. Dillingham Sr. of Ripley, a WWII Purple Heart recipient.

Gonzalez, Quinn Diane and Chris Tillery of Boyds and Martin and Mary Ellen Quinn of Leesburg, Va., announce the engagement of their son, Kyle Brayden Quinn, to Brittany Dawn Gonzalez, daughter of Anibal and Donna Gonzalez of South Amboy, N.J. Both the bride-to-be and the future groom are 2010 graduates of East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. Brittany is an alumna of Alpha Phi sorority and earned her bachelor’s degree in fashion design and merchandising/business. She is currently employed as a children’s fashion designer at BMGM in New York City. Kyle is an alumni of Chi Phi fraternity and earned his bachelor’s degree in management information systems. He is currently employed as a systems administrator at BAE Systems in Arlington, Va. A 2015 wedding is being planned.

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RELIGION CALENDAR ONGOING Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St.,

Damascus, offers traditional Sunday morning worship services at 8:15 a.m., a youth contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. and a service of liturgy and the word at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for all ages during the school year. Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old

Hughes, Wendel Kris and Jeff Hughes of Gaithersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Alexandra Hughes, to Brian Scott Wendel, son of Jeff and Karen Wendel of Olney. Brooke, a 2002 graduate of Magruder High School, received her bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University in 2006 and in 2011 received a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore. She is currently a registered dental hygienist at a private practice in Germantown. Brian is a 2002 graduate of Magruder High School and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Delaware in 2006. He recently passed the CPA exams and is in the process of becoming a licensed CPA. The wedding date has been set for Oct. 4, 2014.

Lipson Edna and Steve Lipson will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on Sept. 1, 2013. The couple met as medical professionals at the formerly named Baltimore City Hospital and married in Baltimore on Sept. 1, 1963. After brief stints in New York and Oklahoma, they have made their home in Rockville for the past 44 years. More recently, they have enjoyed spending winters at their second home, a condo in Sarasota, Fla. The couple have three grown children, Lisa, Leigh and Leslie; and four grandchildren, Toby, Clara, Maxwell and Liam. In early August, the Lipsons celebrated with family on a five-day anniversary cruise to Bermuda, one of their favorite vacation destinations.

Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, conducts Sunday morning worship services at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school, nursery through adult, is at 9:30 a.m. 301-421-9166. For a schedule of events, visit www. “MOPS,” a faith-based support group for mothers of children, birth through kindergarten, meets from 9-11:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Drive, Frederick. Childcare is provided. This year’s theme, “A Beautiful Mess: Embracing Your Story,” focuses on remembering that beauty can come out of chaos and that your past, present and future can be used for good with God’s love. For more information call 301-662-1819. Email mops@


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1.5ba 2lvl end unit TH huge back yrd, Lg liv rm, dinrm, eat-in-kit, wood fpl, new carpet paint/Appl.Wootton HS $1,550 301-221-0697

OLNEY: 4br, 2.5ba,

3 finished floors,NP, pool/tennis ct, w/d. $1875/mo + utils. Avl 09/01. 301-774-2913


2BA, near NIH an updated garage $2500/mo Avl 10/01 Call: 301-530-1009

great loc, quiet neighborhood, newly renov TH. 3BR 2.5 BA, all new appliances, flooring, & deck w/great bck yrd $1750 Call: 301-775-1912


GERM:Large TH 4br,


3br, 2.5ba TH, fpl, fin bsmt, $1725 + utils, avail 8/15 No pets. 202-236-4197


3br $1500, 2br $1250 +util NS/NP, W/D New Carpet, Paint, Deck & Patio. 301-250-8385

2.5Ba fpl, deck, wlk out bsmt wlk to Twn cnter nr 270/Bus HOC $1795. 240-383-1000

GERM: SFH 4Br/2Ba fin bsmt, h/w floors, fenced yard, fireplace. Near 270. $2450. 301-442-5444

Hoc OK 240-372-0532

4BR, GERM/TH: 2.5BA, wew carpet, paint, deck. Ready to Move In. $1750/mo + utils HOC Welcome 301-972-1788 lv msg

GAITH: 3br, 3.5ba, fin-


GAITH: 3br, 2.5 newly rmd ba 3lvl th fin bsmt xtra bd, hrwd flrs, $1875

ished bsmt, spacious back, close to 200/270 Avail Now $1600 + utils 301-570-8924

Br, fireplace, beautiful setting, needs work, $1495/mo, good credit Call: 410-997-9045

I Buy Houses CASH! Quick Sale Fair Price 703-940-5530

OLNEY: TH, 3Br, 2.5

Ba, fin bsmt, grg, deck, pool/tennis, great nbhd, NP/NS, avl 09/01, $1950 + util Call: 301-938-4587

POTOMAC: lrg 3 br, 2.5 ba, SFH, finished basement, living rm, dining rm, den w/fp, deck, carport, completely remodeled, close to 270, $3100/ month 240-372-8050 ROCK/OLD GTN VILLAGE: EU TH, painted & cleaned and ready to move into! 3 Br, 3.5 Ba, updated kit, sep DR, den, FR, w/o bsmt, grg, CAC $3100/per month Call: 301-540-3985 Huston & Associates


2BR/2Ba 1100 sqft. $1200/mo (incl water) 240-462-0713/ room


BOYDS/NR Rt # 118

bsmt Apt in SFH 2BR’s, foyer, bath, all appl, kitchen, pvt ent Male/Female. $1500 inc util 240-899-1694



1BD, 1BA at Riviera. Indoor parking and util included. $1650. Near metro. 301-529-1226


1 and 2 Bedroom apt avail at $950 and $1100 per month + elec. 240-793-9467


Half Month Free Large 1 or 2 BR Apts Furn or Unfurn Utilities Included

Great Prices

301-830-0046 N.POTOMAC ROCKVILLE: 1 BR

2Br, 1Ba, patio, fpl, fully renov nr bus/shops, $1300/mo + util 240-508-3497


1Bed, 1Bath condo. Pking space. NP/NS $1050 plus Electric. 301-445-1131Avail 9/1



SIL SPG: Longmead

Male, 1Br $299, master BR w BA $399. Nr Metro/Shop . NS. Avail Now. 301-219-1066

den, balc, W/D, D/W, N/S, N/pets, $1,600, 10/1 301-3713190.

Crossing, Newly renov 2br 2ba. $1350+ utils. w/d in the unit. OR 3bd 2ba. $1550. Nr Metro & Bus. 301526-3198


3Br, 1.5Ba, deck, renov nr bus/shops, $1450/mo + util Call: 240-508-3497

GAITHER: 1Br & Ba, renovated, nr bus, stores etc, $1200/mo inc util, Avl now Call 301-926-0163 GAITH/MV: 2Br/2Ba


shared Ba w/ a male $400 +util in SFH quiet neighborhod. Avail Now. 301-538-8575

BOWIE: Furnished

Rm in beautiful SFH, NS/NP Avl Sept 1st, $550/mo w/util inc Call: 301-509-3050

Condo w/patio, W/D Comm Pool $1350/mo + utils, conv location Call: 240-477-0131

GAITH: basment apt.

GERM: 2BR/2FB, W/D Newly renovated, near 270/Middle Brook Inter sect. $1400/mo HOC OK 301-455-8440


Pvt entr, pvt kit & BA, $900/mo inclds util & FIOS. Storage. 301370-7508 Avail 8/1

SFH unfurn. $650 utils incl. Male NS/NP, 1 mile frm I-270. Avail Immed 240-372-1168


2br, 1ba, pvt balc, 2 wlk in closet, upgraded kit, prkng. $1415 utils incld 301-6423203 Michael Rhim

Apt. $1185 incl util, CATV, Free Parking Avail now. NS/NP CALL: 301-424-9205 Beautiful move-in ready 2 level, 2 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 baths condo in N. Potomac.


EE R204, 3004 Bel Pre Rd.,FR Apt. ent Silver Spring, MD 20906

ROCK: 1Br, newly

upgraded $1200/mo utils incl excpt electric, nr metro & I-270. N/S & N/P Avail Now Call: 301-461-0629

1Br, 1Ba, Shr Kit, cable/int, N/S N/P, $550/month includes utils 240-643-4122


1 furn room $400 & 1 rm $500 util incl. nr Metro. Male. 240-3052776 or 240-602-3943


2 furn. BD, w/shared BA. Close to 270/355. $500 & $550 utils incl. & inter access. Parking. Available now! 240-418-8785

Lrg Rm in SFH, Pool, full privlgs, Vegetarian, NS. $600 + 1/4 elec Call: 301-482-1425


GAITH:M BRs $430+

kBalcony Patio kFamily Room kFull Size W/D in every unit

LAUREL: 1 BR base- ROCKVILLE/OLNEY ment in TH, prvt bath, share kit $650/month utils incl. Close to 95 202-903-6599



Bsmt w/2 Br, priv kit, Ba & entr, LR, $1k/mo + 1/3 util, CATV/int.240-6432343 or 301-222-7327

NORTH POTOMAC: 440+475+555+ Maid basement Ns/Np, nr 270/370/Bus Cheery shops, quiet, conv.Sec furn/unfurn w/full Ba & Br, $975/mo inc util Dep 301-983-3210 Call: 301-529-8632 GAITH: Rm w/pvt BA in SFH $550 Plus Utils R O C K V I L L E : 1st and Last Month in Bsmt w/2BR, 1BA, Advance Deposit Req. Prvt Entr patio $1200 incl utils, cbl 301-231Call 240-606-7259 9390 / 240-644-2221


LG Furn BR in uppr lvl $500 util & laundry included. Sec. Dep Req. Call: 301-605-5199


Mature Male , 1 Furn BR. All utils included. Near 61 Bus Line. Maria 240-671-3783


rm for rent in condo, nr bus/shops, utils, cable, incld $500 301-9724535 Available 9/1

GERM: Furn Br in EU TH near twn cntr DOE & MC $500 inc util NS 240-912-7900 Call: 8-Noon or aftr 5pm GERM: Room in TH.

Partial furnished. Near shops,bus& 270. $500 incl util, catv. NS/NP 301-760-7474


nr metro/bus, MBR w/pvt BA $650, BR $525 shrd ba. Utils Incld. NP. 301-949-9381

S S /C L O V E R L Y :

Lrg MBr w/priv Ba, NP, quiet nbhd $700/mo + 1/3 util 240-644-9548


Contact Ashby Rice at 301-670-2667 for pricing and ad deadlines.

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and reach over 206,000 homes!

Call today: 301-355-7111

Massanutten VA FOR SALE, 2 wks per yr, sleeps 8, 1.5 hrs frm DC, a 5 Star RCI Resort. Call for Info, Call: 240-899-2394


Office Hours: M-F 9:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm



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furn bsmt rm with priv entr, single person, shr kit/Ba, $700/mo inc util Call: 240-432-4751

Lrg Single Fam Home Lrg BR w/priv entr, shr/bath kit all utils, cbl & int incl $725 No pets, no smoking

Available Now!






Furn rm on 1st flr, shrd kit, lvng rm, Male util/Internet cbl included. 240-882-7458 Room for $465/mo, shared kit Ba, W/D, CABTV & Util, Please CALL: 301-404-2681

SS:Female only 1Br

in 2Br/2Ba Condo share common area $450/mo utils included NS/NP 240- 418-2209


ROCKVILLE: NS/NP, part furn nice 2 Br Bsmt Apt, with private entrance $850/mo + utils 301-424-4366

for rent. $650 Incl Wifi/parking N/s, N/p. Nr Bus & Metro 301221-7348



1 BR furn $600. Access to Metro. Includes utilities. Call: 301-346-9518.

BR, Female, 5min to Metro On Veirs Mill Rd $650 uti incl. NS/NP Call: 240-447-6476

Plan Ahead! Place Your Yard Sale Ad Today! $24.99 includes rain insurance

Call 301.670.2503

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PUBLIC NOTICE Fort Detrick Restoration Advisory Board Meeting Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 6:30 pm Located at Coffield Community Center 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910


EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 8AM-4PM Montgomery County Fairgrounds 16 Chestnut St. Gaithersburg, MD Great Bargains & Low Prices Vendors Wanted FREE Admission & FREE Parking 301-649-1915 *

CLEANED OUT GRANDMA’S ATSALE SAT 8/31 9-3 TIC selling everything,


Washers & Dryers from





Guaranteed!! 7901 Queenair Dr., #101, Gaithersburg Open Mon - Sun


U Used s e d & Re-Conditioned Re-Conditioned W Washers, a s h e r s , Dryers, D r y e r s , Refrigerators R e f r i g e r a t o r s & Stoves Stoves

9am - 5:30pm

WSSC Adopts New Regulation to Reimburse Expenses for Volunteer Board Members



ABLE TO WORK IN YOUR HOME NIGHTS & WEEKENDS. $12-$15/HR Brenda 240-277-0496.

Daycare Directory August 7, 2013

M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M SPECIAL NEEDS M M CAREGIVER WANTED: M M Occasional weekend Adoring Doctor & University M M care giving for Autistic H O U S E K E E P E R NEEDED urgently for Executive yearn for a baby to M M High School Boy, a 77yr old woman. supervised in M devote our lives. Expenses paid M community & pool, Light HH chores and general help required. MAli & Garret M M M Potomac, need car, Paid $550/wkly. Send $14/hr, special needs M M experience preferred resumes to mznanson M1-800-686-1028 M M M MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM


Children’s Center of Damascus Olive Branch Daycare Nancy’s Daycare Bright Ways Family Daycare Ana’s House Daycare Debbie’s Daycare Miriam’s Loving Care Zhilla Daycare Center Steller Care Holly Bear Daycare Blue Angel Family Home Daycare Cheerful Family Daycare



with lighting $250 OBO, home office desk and chair $89 for set, sleep sofa $150, living room tables set $25. and more. Please to contact me at 240.899.6549. Thanks



Buy It, Sell It, Find It


Used bd rm/family rm items. Cash & carry. Near Falls/Montrose rd. Sat 8/31 & Sun 9/1. 1pm5pm. 301-340-6289



For beginning to intermediate students. Experienced teacher has a few openings. 301-208-8224


4/13/13 white AKC, bred for temperament, 1st shot and wormed John 443-847-0626

15 yrs exp. References, transportation, English/Spanish. Citizen. Live-out, 3 days a week. 301-586-8155


FURNITURE FOR SALE: b o o k s h e l f


To pick up kids in SS area and do light housekeeping 4:006:30 PM Mon & Wed @ $16/hr. Call Denise 301-905-7302

On August 21, 2013, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) voted to adopt new regulation titled REG-ADM-CS-2013-002 - Reimbursement of Expenses for HOUSEKEEPER Fort Detrick Forest Glen Annex will hold a Restoration Advisory Volunteer Board Members to establish procedures under which Volunteer Board MemNEEDED: FT Monbers may be reimbursed for mileage and dependent care expenses incurred in attending Board meeting Thursday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting Fri in Potomac. Clean/ official Commission Board meetings. will be held at the Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center located Cook, refs req. some Engl. 240-620-6848 at 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, Md. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THESE NEW REGULATIONS IS OCTOBER 1, 2013. LIVE-IN CARE GIVTopics for this meeting include the presentation of Engineering ER Needed for group The new regulation will be available in hard copy at the WSSC Commissioner’s Office Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) findings for waste materials home for Seniors in on the Lobby Level of the WSSC Headquarters Building, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, Potomac,MD. Will outside the security fence at site FTGL-02, Ballfield / Helipad / Train. 240-506-7719 Maryland, or may be downloaded from the WSSC website at Rubble Dump Site. Potomac Family, RAB meetings are held to keep the public informed and involved Middle and High For more information or for questions related to new regulations, please contact WSSC in the Forest Glen Annex cleanup activities and to provide opporSchool Kids needs PT tunities for public involvement in its environmental restoration pro- Corporate Secretary, Sheila Finlayson, Esq., or 301-206-8200. Mon-Fri, 2pm-6pm flex. gram. Drive, Cook, Laundry. (8-28, 8-29-13) Legal. English. Exp. Interested citizens who would like to learn more about the restoranec. Call 301-765-0992 tion program or would like to become a RAB member are encouraged to attend the meeting.

(RAIN DATE 9/1) HH Sat 8a-2p. 4221 Stafitems, china, furn, ford Rd, Olney treadmill. 6316 Bells Mill Rd, off Democracy GAITHERSBURG: 23804 Echo Creek Ct Blvd behind Davis LiSat 8/31 8 to 4, Sun 8 brary, to Noon. Moving Sale with deep discounts. C L A R K S B U R G : Furn, tables, chairs, beds, book cases and Huge Holiday Garage more. All are quality Sale. Fri 8/30 - Mon items in excellent con9/2; 9am-6pm. Furn, dition. Cash Only. HH items, clothes, toys and much more! ROCKVILLE: Yard For more information, call 301-619-2018 or email By text message Sale Sat 8/31from ONLY 240-426-2247 8am-2pm, at 5226 Russett Rd



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Deadline: August 30, 2013 Next Publication September 4, 2013 • Call 301-670-2538

To Advertise

ELENA’S FAMILY Daycare Welcomes Infants-

Up Pre-K program, Computer Lab, Potty Train. Lic# 15-133761 Call 301-972-1955

Call 301.670.2641

Careers 301-670-2500

Career Training

Courtroom Clerk District Court for Montgomery County Perform specialized clerical work at the advanced level assisting the judge in courtroom procedures and dockets. Prepare/generate paperwork for the judges’ and/or defendants’ signatures. Responsible for assisting the judge in the maintenance, operation, and organization of the courtroom. Work is performed with considerable independence and is evaluated for efficiency, effectiveness, timeliness and compliance with procedures. Resolve a variety of unprecedented or unusual problems. Ability to work overtime, as needed without prior notice. Maybe called in during emergencies, e.g. inclement weather conditions For full details and and staff shortages. instructions on how to apply, visit the court’s website EOE


TRAINING IN JUST 4 WEEKS Now Enrolling for We offer Medication Technician September 9th in just 4 days. Call for details. Classes GAITHERSBURG CAMPUS MORNING STAR ACADEMY 101 Lakeforest Blvd, Suite 402 Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Call: 301-977-7393


FT, for a busy Germantown company. Quickbook’s experience is preferred. Please email resume & cover letter to:


Electrical Service Firm seeking organized AA for phones & general admin. Word & Excel a must. Accounting experience a plus. Email resume & salary:



CARE XPERT ACADEMY 13321 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 205 MORNING & EVENING CLASSES Silver Spring, MD 20904 Call: 301-384-6011



Bio-Technology Sales Engineer For detailed job description go to Job Loc: Germantown, MD. Resumes to: Genewiz, Inc. Attn: E. Zhelezniak 115 Corporate Blvd South Plainfield, NJ 07080.

(GNA & Med Tech a plu$) Asst. Living in a rural home enviroment, Brookeville, MD Must have own transp. Please send resume: or fax to: 301-570-1182

Regitration/Front Desk

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

Teaching - Instructional Assistant

FT/Contractual - State of MD position at JLG-RICA in Rockville. Must be HS Graduate w/2-Years experience assisting teachers in a classroom setting for adolescent. Instructional Assistant assigned to population of seriously emotionally disturbed adolescents ages 12-18. Candidate works closely w/other members of treatment team, i.e. Educators, Psychiatrists and Therapists. Duties include assisting teacher in providing instruction to special needs students w/range of learning styles/behaviors; Ability to modify plans as required to meet student needs; $15 p/hr. M - F daytime hours. Send resume with cover letter to: JLG-RICA HR, 15000 Broschart Road, Rockville, MD 20850 Fax: 301-251-6815 EEO

District Court Clerk I/II The District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County is seeking a District Court Clerk I/II to work in the Criminal/Traffic and/or Civil divisions. Responsibilities involve specialized clerical work involving court proceedings. Data entry. Filing. Sorting mail. Greeting and assisting the public, law enforcement and attorneys with case information. For more information visit our website EOE

TRAVEL CONSULTANTS Sundance Vacations, a national travel co, in Washington DC is looking for enthusiastic team members. Earn $1000+ wkly. Health benefits, 401(k), paid vac and discount travel. No experience necesary. Will train. Evening and weekend hours. Call for an appt today: 1-877-808-1158

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Careers 301-670-2500 Pharmacy/ Phlebotomy Tech Trainees Needed Now


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

Exp. Req’d. Applications online email application/resume to: F: 301-829-1090


Multiple locations in Montgomery County. Seeking dynamic and energetic person. Must have experience and be x-ray certified. Competitive pay and benefits. Please Call 301-977-3780 or email resume to


Dental/ Medical Assistant Trainees Needed Now Dental/Medical Offices now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-234-7706 CTO SCHEV

to advertise call 301.670.7100 or email

Residential Treatment Center for severely emotionally disturbed children & adolescents. Seeking team oriented, focused individuals to help us meet our mission of quality care. Superior benefits, supportive atmosphere. Must be available for day and evening and some weekend shifts. Minimum of 60 college credits w/ 6 in psychology required. Entry level salary approx $31,000. Send resume to : John L. Gildner RICA - HR, 15000 Broschart Road, Rockville, MD 20850; Fax: 301.251-6815; or email to: EEO

Volunteer Activities Coordinator

BA Degree in Social Science, Journalism or PR from an accredited college + 2 yrs experience directing & coordinating volunteer activities. Public relations, communication skills experience helpful; computer savvy a must. Position supports nationally recognized program for children & adolescents. Generous paid leave & MD State benes. Starting Salary $28 - $32,000 annually depending on experience. Send resume & cover letter to: JLG-RICA, HR, 15000 Broschart Road, Rockville, MD 20850 or Fax to 301-2516815 or email to EOE


Insurance Restoration Co is in need. On call, duty req. Must have valid D/L, own tools, and transportation. Fax or email resume to (301) 499-7863 /

MEDICAL ASSISTANTS Multi-specialty practice located at Rockville is seeking experienced Medical Assistants (at least 2 years). The candidate must be able to work in fast paced environment with frequent interruptions. Email your resume to Advancement Opportunities.



Sunrise Learning Center Seeks Pre- School ft/pt Teachers & Teachers Assistant for pre-school center in Gaithersburg. 90 hrs plus experience or college credit in ECE is needed. Call 301-208-6948.

Real Estate


Montgomery County Department of Transportation seeks individuals for full-time and part-time substitute Bus Operators as part of the County-operated transit system (Ride On). Employees’ starting salary will be $17.83 per hour plus any overtime earned. Work schedules vary depending upon work assignment, and are based on seniority. Interested applicants need to be able to read and write, have three years of driving experience, at least one year of direct customer service, 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and no more then 1 point on their driving record (equivalency will be applied to non Maryland residents). Experience driving a transit bus is a plus. Resumes must be submitted online by September 18, 2013. To view entire job announcement and apply online, visit IRC12124. EOE M/F/H Job Assistance Fair Information: If you require assistance in the application process, you may join us on Saturday, September 7, 2012 - 9am to 1pm or Monday, September 9, 2012 - 10am to 2pm at the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Maryland, 1st floor auditorium.


Provide non-medical care and companionship for seniors in their homes. Personal care, light housework, transportation, meal preparation. Must be 21+. Must have car and one year professional, volunteer, or personal experience Home Instead Senior Care To us it’s personal 301/588-9023 Call between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri

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

Call Bill Hennessy


3 01-388-2626 301-388-2626 • Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. EOE


Looking for FT Maint. Tech for residential apt. community in Rockville, MD. Must have min. 3 years exp. in residential maintenance. Knowledge of plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC exp and certification required. Must be available to take emergency calls on wknds. Health benefits available. Please fax resume with salary requirements to 301-424-1288. EOE

For busy pediatric practice in Mt Airy area with several satellite locations in Frederick County. Intermittent evenings and weekends as well as possible travel to satellite facilities. Previous pediatric exp. preferred. Fax resume with salary req to Clinical Coordinator @301-6952823, mail to 1475 Taney Avenue Suite 201/ email

On Call Supervisor

Great job for students, retirees and stay at home moms. Work from home! Answer and handle phone calls from 5pm to 9am two evenings twice a month for staffing agency or one weekend a month. Must have Internet access, and a car. Fax resume to 301.588.9065 or email to

Test Technician

Execute and document test plans; Document, develop & track all identified defects & test strategies. US Citizenship, HS Diploma/GED, AA Degree or higher, Strong written skills, Valid Driver’s License w/ excel driving record, strong technical diagnostic skills, computer literacy, the ability to interpret documents, setup/monitor computer equipment, and follow maintenance instructions. Ap p l y through


50 Year Est. Restoration Firm seeking skilled carpenters. On call, duty req. Excellent pay + benefits. D/L plus tools req. Fax or email resume to (301)499-7863/


Silver Spring





Laytonsville Veterinary Practice has opportunities for full time experienced veterinary technicians. Busy multi doctor practice. Generous wages, health benefits and retirement available. Send resume to

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


PT, secondary school, plans & delivers appropriate curriculum, maintains order, supervises, collaborates with faculty, and communicates regularly w/ parents. Knowledge of the concepts & methodologies of instruction, and general knowledge of the assigned academic curriculum. Certified, with 5 year’s exp - secondary level, native German speaking preferred, and must be fluent in either English or French. Apply online:

Residential Counselor


Earn $300-$500/wk. M-F, No nights or wknds. Must have own car & valid. Drivers lic. Se Habla Espanol.

Merry Maids

Gaithersburg 301-869-6243 Silver Spring 301-587-5594

Visit our Career Opportunities page at:

Current Opportunities Listed Below: Project Managers - Base Build & Interiors Superintendent - Base Build Project Engineer - Interiors Group (Job requirements & how to apply for each job are on the website) EOE: M/F/D/V



Work From Home

PT. Looking for immediate hire for Saturdays and Mondays Gaithersburg Area

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

Fax resume to 301-948-3959

Call 301-333-1900


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07 Toyota Highlander LTD #364299A, 5 $ Speed Auto, $

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2006 Ford Expedition.......... $11,985 $11,985 2011 Toyota RAV4.............. $18,985 $18,985 #350131A, 4 SpeedAuto, White #364237A, 4 SpeedAuto, Sandy Beach, 37K miles

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AWD, PW, PL, CD...............$12,950

2011 Chevy HHR LT Auto, PW, PL, PS, CD..........$13,425

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Leather, Sunroof..................$10,495

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4x4 #25013 2 At This Price: VINS: 688245, 689141

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6 SPD, PW, PL, CD...............$11,750

With Bluetooth #13113 2 At This Price: VINS: 912542, 911458

MSRP: $31,445 Sale Price: $26,995 Nissan Rebate: -$1,000 NMAC Bonus Cash: -$1,000 Nissan Holiday Bonus Cash -500





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$16,955 $15,495

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V8, Auto, PW, PL, PS, CD.......$7,995

MSRP: Sale Price:



MSRP: $18,960 Sale Price: $16,495 NMAC Bonus Cash: -$1000 Nissan Holiday Bonus Cash -500



15911 Indianola Drive • Rockville, MD (at Rt. 355 across from King Farm)


AWD,57k,NewTires,PW,PL,CD. $13,450

1989 Chevy Corvette Conv. Hard Top, Auto, 69k, Lhtr....$13,590

2013 Chevy Cruze LT 16K, 4 Cyl, Auto, PW, PL, CD.....$18,225

2013 Buick Verano

13K, Loaded, ,......................$22,725

2012 Toyota Tundra Crew

V8, 4x4, 8Ft Bedliner, PW, PL, CD.$29,950

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‘98 Toyota Camry LE


#KP03265, AT, AC, P/Options, Best Buy!

07 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer $11,870

07 Chrysler Crossfire LTD $11,988

#47651KP, 4WD, Sharp!, $2,894 OFF KBB

#KP71702, 62K, Leather

07 Dodge Charger R/T


10 Jeep Commander

#KP56784, Nav/DVD!, $582 OFF KBB

‘02 Acura RL


#KP02240, Moonroof, Leather Pampered!

12 Fiat 500


#KP03156, Sharp! Fac Warranty


#KR61802, Sport, 4x4, SAVE $$$$ OFF KBB

07 Ford F150 Supercrew


#KP86231, Lariat, Nav/MNRF $4,472 OFF KBB


1994 Ford Explorer 4x4..............................1,450

2000 Chevy Express 1500 Work Van............6,998


2008 Chrysler Sebring Cnvtb’l..................10,988


#KA50006, SUPER CLEAN!! 82K AT, AC

1996 Chevy Baretta CPE............................1,950

2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S.............................6,988

#KP43971A, Classic!, 77K Actual! AT, TLT, CC, “HANDYMAN”

#KP95439B, Clean! 92K, AT, AC, PW/PLC


2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS...................................6,988

2006 Volvo S80 2.5T.................................11,470

1998 Olds Cutlass GLS...............................1,950

#KP17054, 4WD, 3.2L, Clean! LTHR, PW/PL, AC, MD INSP’D

#KP44731,Clean 99K! AT, AC, LTHR, P/OPTS, “HANDYMAN”

2001 Ford Winstar SEL...............................2,450

2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD ...................7,988


2004 Chevy Trailblazer LT 4X4....................8,455

#FP39852A, 7 Pass LTHR/PWER Seat, PWER OPTS, Don’t Miss “HANDYMAN”


1998 Toyota Camry LE................................2,488

2008 Saturn Astra XE..................................8,488

1997 Subaru Legacy L WGN........................2,650

2005 Dodge Magnum SXT........................8,970



#KP59427,H/BK,SHARP!,MNRF,AT,ABX,Alloys,Stabilitrak #KP14663, PSEAT, ALLOYS, PW/PLC, CD

2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD...................2,950

2004 Ford Ranger Supercab........................8,988

2000 Toyota Corolla VE..............................3,988

2004 Nissan Xterra SE ................................8,945

#KP83311A, Great buy!, PW/PL, CD CHGHR, Alloys, “HANDYMAN” #KP41095, 4dr, AT, AC. Air Bags, MD Insp’d!!!

2004 Subaru Forester X.............................4,988 #KP38727, 5 SPD, GAS SAVER!, AC, P/OPTIONS, CC, “HANDYMAN”

2005 Buick Century...................................4,998 #KP00882, AT, AC, PW/PLC, CC “HANDYMAN”

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser...........................5,488 #KR08278, Clean!, AT, AC, PW/PLC

2000 Ford F-150 Supercab.........................5,500 #KX71474, AT, AC, BD LNR, “HANDYMAN”

2000 Buick Lesabre LTD.............................5,955 #KP05316A, LTHR/HTD/PWER Seat, P/Options

2000 Toyota Solara SLE..............................5,970

#KP52720, Sharp!, AT, MNRF, LTHR, Cass/CD CHGR

2006 Subaru Legacy WGN..........................6,970 #KP01702, AWD!, Nice!, PSeat, HTD Seats, P/Options


UNDER $10,995

#KP28744, 4x4, Tilt, Cruise, AT, Alloys Don’t Miss!


2001 Toyota Highlander Sport.....................9,488 #KP11507, 4WD, MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR/CASS, PSeat

2007 Jeep Compass LTD..............................9,745 #KP87612A, AWD, Beauty!, Chrome Whls, NAV, MNRF

2002 Mini Cooper.......................................9,745 #KP55813, Clean, 63K! NAV, MNRF, CD, ALLOYS

2005 Hyundai Tuscon GLS AWD...................9,788


2006 Buick Lucerne CXS..........................10,470 #KP37654, Luxury!, LTHR/HTD/Mem Seats, Harman Kardon CD, SAB

2008 Subaru Outback WGN.......................10,688 #KP21097, Pampered!, AT, P/Options, HTD Seat

2004 Honda CRV EX..................................10,988

#KP14849, AWD, Beauty! MNRF, PW/PLC, Side Steps, Alloy

#KP38876, AWD, Pampered! MNRF, LTHR/ PWER Seat, SAB

2006 Chevy Uplander LT...........................11,488

#KG10909, AWD, Pristine 47K! DVD, PWR Doors/Options


2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer....... #47651KP, 4WD, Beauty! 3rd Seat, LTHR, MNRF, RNG BDS


2006 Chrysler 300 Limited............... #CA45834A, AWD, NAV, DVD, Sunroof, LTHR


2006 Subaru Legacy Outbk 2.5XT.... #KP09074, MNRF, LTHR, AT, CD-6, WELL KEPT!

2008 GMC Savana Cargovan.....................12,470 #KR11890, AT, AC, Tradesman

2004 Acura MDX AWD......................12,477 #KP62182, SHARP! DVD, MNRF, LTHR, DON’T MISS!

2011 Nissan Versa SL...............................12,488 #KN99557, Alloys, SPLR, CC, SAB, P/Options

2005 Mercedez C240W 4-MATIC......12,488


2008 Mercury Mariner.....................12,488

#KP21874, Mnrf, Audiofile CD Chgr, Stability

2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS................12,488 #KP77485, Beauty! MNRF, Wood Grain, P/Options

2006 Toyota Camry XLE.....................12,488


2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS.....................14,488 #KN62067, Nice! PW/PLC, CC, CD, Great Value

2011 Chevy Impala LT......................14,770 #KN88726, MNRF, LTHR/PWER SEATS, CD, ALLOYS, P/Opts, CD Chgr

2007 Honda Accord EX-L V6.............14,988


#KP32745, Clean! MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR

2009 Toyota Corolla LE....................12,988

2010 Dodge Charger SXT..................16,988

#KP65389, CLEAN, 50K! AT, PW/PLC, CD

2008 Suzuki X-7 Luxury....................14,588 #KP24175, AWD, LUXURY, MNRF, LTHR, P/OPTS

#KN46874, PSeat, Alloys, PW/PLC, CD, Fac Warr

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited...........18,988 #KP65991, MNRF, LTHR/HTD SEATS, P/OPTS, FAC WARR!

MORE VEHICLES continued 2010 Ford Econoline XLT..........................19,745 #KN77515, 15 Pass Rare! Park Sense, Tow, PW/ PL, RAC

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT........20,488 #KN41054, DVD, Backup Cam, UConnect, PWR Doors/Seats

2010 Honda CRV EX-L......................20,970 #KP07669, Immaculate! 24k! MNRF, LTHR/PWER Seat

2009 Chevy Silverado 1500.......................20,998

#KG36062, Crewcab, 4WD, Meticulously Maintained!

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