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BY AGNES BLUM STAFF WRITER

Imagine retail stores where the carousel spins, cafés instead of piglet races and a 12-story apartment building where Old MacDonald’s Barn now stands. It could happen, thanks to last spring’s rezoning of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds. But the executive director of the fair, Martin Svrcek, says there are no plans to scrap the fair in favor of a

neighborhood with more than 1 million square feet of commercial and office space and 1,350 homes, as outlined in the rezoning documents. “The only new plans are the construction of the new Old MacDonald’s Barn,” Svrcek said. The Montgomery County Agricultural Center owns the 63 acres. “The fairground is not for sale.” Last June, Gaithersburg leaders approved an application from the Montgomery County Agricultural Center to rezone the fairground. The zoning had

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BY KRISTA BRICK STAFF WRITER

It’s not every Friday night that you eat the record-breaking grilled cheese sandwich. But on Friday at precisely 9:50 p.m., one day before the wrap-up of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, Gina Consumano of Rockville ordered and ate the 10,000th

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The 65th fair at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds.

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grilled cheese sandwich made at The Big Cheese. That sandwich put the fair past the 10,000 sandwich goal set by The Big Cheese’s operator Ed Hogan. In all, 11,772 gooey, toasted sandwiches were sold this year. For Consumano, 25, the $3.50 sandwich lived up to its hype. “Grilled cheese is just the all-American food. I wouldn’t say I am a connoisseur but when I ate it I thought it was good,” she said, adding that this

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Parish was founded in 1813 BY

ELIZABETH WAIBEL STAFF WRITER

In its 200 years, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Rockville has seen Civil War soldiers, famous authors and thousands of Rockville families. Monsignor Robert George Amey, pastor of St. Mary’s, said historians are not sure exactly which day the parish was founded, but it was sometime in 1813. For the first few years, however, the congregation didn’t have its own building for worship.

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The entrance of the new Gaithersburg High School on Tuesday as teachers and students prepare for the start of the school year next week. BY

LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITER

While Gaithersburg High School students are making their final preparations as the academic year draws closer, their school continued its own steps this week to get ready for them. The high school’s new building showed signs of a long-term project undergoing its final stage: “Wet Paint” signs cautioned passers-by Monday, minor construction work produced whirs and beeps, and tables and other furniture stood ready for arrangement. As she walked through the 422,000-square-

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foot building on Monday, Dr. Christine Handy-Collins, the high school’s principal, said everything will be ready before school starts on Aug. 26. “We’ll be ready to rock ’n’ roll,” she said. Gaithersburg High students will be among a group of county public school students passing through new doors this fall, including those at Glenallan and Weller Road elemen-

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tary schools, Herbert Hoover Middle School and Paint Branch High School. A number of elementary schools will open Aug. 26 with new additions, including Bradley Hills, Georgian Forest, Viers Mill, Westbrook and Wyngate. Though Gaithersburg still was in prep mode on Monday, it already showed signs of the activity it will hold starting this fall. As varsity and junior varsity football players practiced on the new turf field and a group of band members practiced in an open commons area of the hallway, teachers trained in the new me-

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was her first trip to the Montgomery fair. “It made for an interesting Friday night.” She and her friend Ryan Hickox of Arlington, Va. hadn’t planned on grilled cheese Friday night but headed to the Big Cheese after hearing about the impending goalbreaking grill. “We were finishing our evening and heard the announcement about them having the grilled cheese record, we decided we really wanted some knowing it was going to be soon,” she said. Moments later she was getting her picture taken with the sandwich and winning a T-shirt for her lucky spot in line. The five customers behind her in line also got a consolation prize— either a free funnel cake or ice cream from Timmon’s Concessions. Hogan said he had a good feeling about his chances of meeting his goal this year and the weather helped him do that. “Without the weather we might not have made it. I thought the record would fall on Saturday but the crowd on Friday was hungry and eager,” he said. This year’s fair crowd of 220,000 bested last year’s crowed by 10 percent, according to Marty Svrcek, executive director for the fair. In fact, The Big Cheese ran out of the Wisconsin sharp cheddar that makes their sandwich so good. Hogan said the fair used up all six of the 500-pound wheels. Customers for the final fair day could order some of the other cheese concoctions offered like the Maryland white cheddar from Chappel’s Creamery in Easton or goat cheese. “We will probably increase the amount of the sharp cheddar by 50 percent next year,” Hogan said. Next year The Big Cheese stand will turn 61. While Hogan isn’t sure about a goal for next year’s stand, he said it may have more to do with a pretzel and nacho cheese combo than the traditional grilled cheese sandwich. In the meantime, Hogan said he’ll continue to eat a grilled cheese sandwich once a week, as he prepares for next year’s fair challenge.

dia center to learn about the hightech Promethean whiteboards in their classrooms. Senior Kelsey Semou said she was impressed with the size of the school, a factor she thinks makes it “stand out” in the county. While she has seen the building when it still was under construction, she said actually entering the school brought out a “wow” from her. “Just coming in, it’s a different feeling,” she said. “‘Cause you’re actually in the building, it’s your school.” The school includes a new gym, a new cafeteria, a gutted and renovated auditorium and two courtyards, among a series of other new or improved features. At the school’s entrance, a visitor immediately walks upon a large gold and blue “G” paired with the head of the school’s Trojan mascot decorating the floor. “When you come into the building, you certainly know whose house it is,” Handy-Collins said. The old building will be torn down but for the auditorium and a 9-year-old wing once called “J hall” that now has an added third floor, Handy-Collins said. The school’s hallways all have college-based names — helpful in the large building — including College Park Drive, Towson Terrace, Salisbury Parkway, Frostburg Freeway and Johns Hopkins Highway. Before students enter the school with classes on their mind, teachers and others were familiarizing themselves with the new layout and the elements that came with it. For social studies teacher and football coach Kreg Kephart — and Gaithersburg High graduate of 1973 — the move into the new school marks a period of change and adaptation. “It’s like going from a little oneroom schoolhouse to a great big Taj Mahal that’s built next door or something,” Kephart said. Kephart said he will trade the portable classroom he taught in for 15 years for a classroom he described as “spacious” with “beautiful” desks. He said he thinks the stadium field will be “comparable to none.” While teams are practicing on the field now, home games won’t

been light industrial and changed to a mixeduse development zone, which means that residential, commercial, office and public use spaces can be built, according to city documents. The fairground is in a sought-after area — bounded by Interstate 270, and Md. 117 and Md. 355, major county thoroughfares. The city’s MARC station is only a few blocks away. A new development could include new on-ramps to the surrounding highways, according to city documents. The motive behind rezoning was simply to increase the value of the land, Svrcek said, and does not reflect any plans to move. The land is estimated at $14.41 million, according to Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation records. But that number might not yet reflect the increased value due to the change in zoning, said Trudy Schwarz, Gaithersburg’s community planning director. “They may not have updated the zoning,” Schwarz said of the state’s assessment, which is updated every three years. “They may base it more on the current use than potential use.” Schwarz said there has been no movement since last spring to follow up on the rezoning. “We certainly haven’t received any applications,” she said. Based on the testimony during the hearings, she said, “plans are way in the future.” What was passed is called a “bubble plan,” Schwarz said. It allows for a wide range of development but no specific layout. Montgomery County Agricultural Center Inc. is a tax-exempt, privately operated 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, whose stated mission is to “promote the continuance of agricultural activities by providing facilities for agriculture related organizations,” according to its tax return. According to its 2011 tax return, the most recent available, the fair had $2.9 million in revenue, up from $2.7 million the year before, and “there were no tax liabilities for unrelated business income for the year ended December 31, 2011.” The Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds was purchased in 1949 for $12,500 and for 64 years has provided entertainment and food for hundreds of thousands of fairgoers. This year, more than 200,000 people were expected to show up to ride the Vortex, race hermit crabs and eat funnel cake. They won’t have to worry that this will be the last year, Svrcek said. “Cotton candy is not leaving Gaithersburg anytime soon,” Svrcek said.

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Painter Eleazar Martinez applies a coat of yellow to the stairway of the new Gaithersburg High School on Tuesday. start until the 2014-2015 school year, when construction on the area around the field will be complete. “The inconveniences that we went through the last couple years I guess are worth it in the long run when you look to see what we have once we finally get in here,” Kephart said. The $95.8 million school site still has a year left of its four-year construction process, Handy-Collins said. Richard Bosnic — who began teaching at Gaithersburg in the late 1980s and described himself as “an old dog learning new tricks” — said the school environment when he started and the environment now is “night and day.” For Bosnic, preparing for this upcoming school year has meant learning how to use the Promethean boards, which were only introduced into some classrooms in the old building and represent one of several technologies he sees changing how kids learn and how he teaches them. As the school community moves into the new building and becomes more deeply involved with the new technology, Bosnic said he doesn’t know how it will pan out but that it sounds exciting. “My guess is everything’s going to change dramatically,” he said.

Chris Taylor was found Monday where he will be teaching his media productions class with the help of a studio space strictly for filming, updated equipment and several editing suites to make “Blue & Gold TV” come to life. “Our old studio, it was about the same size, but we also had all the computers in there so students were editing while other people were trying to film and it was very chaotic at times,” Taylor said. Among the athletes walking the halls on Monday, Damian Harkun, 16, said he was struck by the amount of space in the school and that he liked the building’s design. Though he had been at the school for football practice for several days, much of the campus still was new to him. “I haven’t even seen the whole building yet,” he said. “I’ve only been to certain parts.” Though the building marks a significant change for the school, Semou said she thinks the school community will remain much the same. “We’re still going to have that Trojan pride we always had,” she said. lpowers@gazette.net

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Actor/comedian Sinbad will star in a one-day-only stand-up event as “Make Me Wanna Holla” plays in movie theaters across the country. Locally, the show will play in Germantown, Bowie, Alexandria and Fairfax, Va.

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A high-school quartet gets a chance to live its dream in the musical “Forever Plaid” running from Aug. 24 to Sept. 15 at the Olney Theatre. From left are Brandon Duncan as Smudge, David Landstrom as Sparky, Austin Colby as Frankie and Chris Rudy as Jinx.

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Whether fans remember him as coach Walter Oakes from “The Cosby Show” spin-off “A Different World,” his role as Andre Krimm beside Scott Bakula in the movie “Necessary Roughness,” or dozens of stand-up specials, Sinbad has been a part of most people’s lives since the 1980s. The comedian is hitting new territory now, bringing his show “Make Me Wanna Holla” to movie theaters across the country for one night only. Fathom Events will screen the special locally at 8 p.m. Aug. 22. The film will feature Sinbad’s classic style of comedy and showcase his love of funk music. SINBAD: MAKE Sinbad spoke with A&E to talk about the show, his love of music and ME WANNA how basketball changed his life. A&E: First off, what can you tell

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me about “Make Me Wanna Holla?” Sinbad: Man, that’s a big question! It’s funny and we shot some really good film. Why don’t you break it down and tell me what you wanna know.

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A&E: Along with the music, is it a little about your life or is it stuff that you’ve noticed over the past few years? What’s the big theme for it? n Tickets: $15 Sinbad: It’s a mix of everything. n More information: Just like with all comedians, it’s a mix fathomevents.com of life, it’s a mix of stuff you’ve seen and stuff you’re tired of seeing. Some of it’s about Detroit — my home’s in Michigan. I’m from Benton Harbor. It’s about things happening in Detroit. My show is just a mixture of everything — my life, what’s going on around me, what I’ve observed and what I see. Some of it’s just me talking crazy. A&E: Talking a little about the music, you’ve incorpo-

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Teenage quartet comes back from the dead to perform in Olney

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The four guys were kind of nerdy in high school, but they were friends and really liked singing together as the Plaids. Their dream was to perform in public like their idols, four-part harmony groups like the Mills Brothers, the Ames Brothers and the Four Aces. The Plaids were driving to their first gig when, tragically, they ran into a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles perform on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964. The girls were fine but the guys didn’t make it. Up to the stratosphere they went and there they’ve stayed until Saturday, when they de-

FOREVER PLAID n When: Aug. 24 to Sept. 15 (call for show times) n Where: Historic Stage, Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney n Tickets: $25-$35 n For information: 301-924-3400, olneytheatre.org

scend through a hole in the ozone layer to the historic stage at Olney Theatre Center for one last chance to realize their dream. “The universe has allowed them 90 minutes to do the show,” said director and choreographer Bobby Smith about Olney’s production of the off-Broadway hit musical “Forever Plaid.” The show is about how the four singers overcome their insecurities, and together somehow manage to put on the concert they’ve always envisioned. “It’s their chance to get over what held them back when they were younger,” Smith said.

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CARA HEDGEPETH STAFF WRITER

Starting Saturday, The Folklore Society of Greater Washington will celebrate the end of summer with a series of concerts deemed the Celtic “triple threat.” The series gets underway Saturday night at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Silver Spring with The Big Reel No. 1, a performance from The New Century American Irish-Arts Company. Sept. 20 will feature the Ocean Celtic Quartet in Falls Church, Va., and Ireland’s own South Roscommon Singers will cap off the series with a performance at Glen Echo on Sept. 22. “We’re thrilled to offer these three concerts,” said Marty Summerour, program chair for The Folklore Society. The Folklore Society of Greater Washington

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“Row of Macarons” by Jennifer Barlow will be on view as part of “Cuisine Art,” Aug. 26 to Sept. 28 at the Friendship Heights Visitor Center in Chevy Chase.

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Baltimore artist Martin Weishaar works with cardboard and other materials to evoke a mining operation in Appalachia in his exhibit on view through Sept. 8 at VisArts in Rockville.

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Marty Weishaar’s “Which Side Are You On?” continues to Sept. 8 at the Common Ground Gallery at VisArts in Rockville. By cobbling together mountains out of humble materials and surrounding them with paintings, drawings, photographs and stitchings, Weishaar’s works explore the complicated economic, social and ecological challenges surrounding resource extraction in the Appalachian Mountains. Also on view to Sept. 8 are recent paintings by Josette Gestin in the Concourse Classroom; “Transverse,” a mixed-media installation by Ching Ching Cheng at the Gibbs Street Gallery and a Neena Birch retrospective in the Common Ground Gallery. Exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www. visartsatrockville.com.

“Cuisine Art,” a special juried exhibit composed of paintings, photographs and sculptures related to food and held in conjunction with the annual Taste of Friendship Heights, will be on view from Aug. 26 to Sept. 28 at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Juror is noted artist Millie Shott, art curator and instructor at the center. For more information, visit www.friendshipheightsmd.gov.

Knight falls A quest comes to a close this weekend, when Red Knight Production’s “Medieval Story Land” ends its run at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. Written by Scott Courlander and directed by Jason RED KNIGHT PRODUCTIONS Schlafstein, the 2012 “Medieval Story Land,” a parody Capital Fringe Fest of the swords and sorcery genre, selection is currently closes this weekend at the being remounted in Montgomery County, Gaithersburg Arts Barn. featuring an all new cast embroiled in swords, sorcery and sketch comedy. For more information, including tickets and showtimes, visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn. Visit www.redknightproductions.com.

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“Pele’s Garden at Kilauea” by Michele Rubin is one of many works on view as part of a Glass Artist Show at Glen Echo Park.

From the fire “Glass, Glorious Glass,” featuring the work of 21 art glass center and resident and studio artists, is currently on view at the Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park. An opening reception is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the gallery. The exhibit closes Sept. 15. The Art Glass Center at Glen Echo is a school, resource center and gallery for kilnformed glass, devoted to teaching and promoting the medium and to encouraging artists to explore its many facets. For more information, visit www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org.


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Longtime friends and firsttime artistic partners, director Jeremy Skidmore and actor Kimberly Gilbert will collaborate on the Round House Theatre production of “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” opening today. “Even though you’re living in a community of actors you know really well, sometimes the perfect time to work together takes a long time to manifest,” Skidmore said. “In this case, it took a really long time.” Skidmore and Gilbert have been friends for 13 years but “Beauty Queen,” a 1996 dark comedy by Irish playwright Martin McDonaugh, will be their first production together. “I’ve wanted to work with him forever,” Gilbert said. Though she was eager to collaborate with an old friend, Gilbert said “Beauty Queen” was entirely unfamiliar. “I had never read it and never saw it,” Gilbert said. “But I was familiar with the playwright ... And then when I got the script, it was insane and brilliant and I loved it.” “Beauty Queen” opened in Galway, Ireland, in 1996. After its month-long run on Broadway in 1998, the play earned six Tony Award nominations, winning four — Best Leading Actress in a Play, Best Featured Actor in a Play, Best Featured Actress in a

n Where: Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda n Tickets: $35-50 n For information: 240-6441100, roundhousetheatre.org

Play and Best Play Direction. The show tells the story of Maureen, a spinster in her 40s, still living with her mother, Mag, a selfish and miserable woman, in their home in the Irish village of Leenane, Connemara. When Maureen is faced with one last chance at love and an escape from her pathetic life, Mag does her best to sabotage the opportunity. The Round House actors have been working with dialect coach Leigh Wilson Smiley to master the Irish accent. “[The play] can be heartbreaking one second and then laugh-out-loud funny in the next,” said Gilbert, who plays Maureen. “And those are the best kinds of plays in my opinion.” It’s McDonaugh’s writing that Gilbert said drew her into the “Beauty Queen” script. “I knew that Martin writes really grassroots human beings in not-so-great circumstances that find poetry in spite of their surroundings,” Gilbert said. “And I find that so beautiful.” Unlike Gilbert, this is not

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Actors Todd Scofield and Kimberly Gilbert in a scene from the Round House Theatre production of “The Beauty Queen of Leenane.” Skidmore’s first time working on a McDonaugh piece. In 2008, he directed the playwright’s “The Lieutenant of Inishmore” for Signature Theatre. Though he had read “Beauty Queen,” Skidmore said he’d never seen a production of the show. “I remember how funny I thought it was and then ultimately at the end how much it took me by surprise,” Skidmore said. “The more films you watch and plays you see and scripts you read, it becomes more and more difficult to be caught by surprise,

and I think that’s something McDonaugh’s really good at.” Both Skidmore and Gilbert said McDonough’s portrayal of a small town is something that struck them. “I grew up in a series of small towns and I guess what I’ve noticed ... there’s always two ways in which to step out of the microcosm,” Skidmore said. “A person goes, ‘That’s it, I’m out of this town as soon as I graduate’ .. or they get married. The other is when an opportunity arises.” “There are so many small

towns even in America where there is just nothing to do,” Gilbert added. “You know those kinds of

people who are stuck but who are just not going to be braver than they think they can be ...” She may be able to relate to “Beauty Queen’s” depiction of a small town, but one thing Gilbert said she can’t connect with her character. And she’s OK with that. “Everyone has, on some molecular level, problems with their parents,” Gilbert said. “But it’s mountains to molehills on the difference between issues [Maureen] has with her mother and I have with mine ... I call my mother every day and tell her I love her as much as I can ... because, man, this character is starved for a positive role model.” chedgepeth@gazette.net

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Jim Carrey’s mea culpa is a good first step for ‘Kick-Ass 2’ BY

MICHAEL PHILLIPS CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Kick-Ass 2,” the sequel to the 2010 adaptation of Scottish comic book author Mark Millar’s “Kick-Ass,” comes in right on the bubble: It’s no better, no worse and essentially no different from the jocular, clodhopping brutality of the first one. Here in writer-director Jeff Wadlow’s crimson bauble, Chloe Grace Moretz and Aaron Taylor-Johnson reprise their roles as Hit Girl and Kick-Ass, respectively — the homegrown, limb-lopping superheroes and high school classmates (he’s older, but she’s tougher) who spill more blood than a klutzy production assistant on a Tarantino shoot. Jim Carrey plays a supporting role in “Kick-Ass 2,” that of Colonel Stars and Stripes, a born-again Christian and former mobster who leads a pack of alleged good-guy and goodgirl masked vigilantes cleaning up the streets. After filming the sequel but before its release Carrey disassociated himself, tweet-

ing: “In all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence.” He cited the most recent example of an American school massacre, Sandy Hook, as the tragedy that “caused a change in my heart.” Then came the counterarguments from Carrey’s “KickAss 2” collaborators, including Moretz. She presumably has a percentage of the sequel’s profits and sound business reasons to object. “It’s a movie and it’s fake,” she said, “and I’ve known that since I was a kid … if anything, these movies teach you what not to do.” Separately Millar, who executive-produced the sequel, chimed in with his fiscal gratitude: “For your main actor to publicly say, ‘This movie is too violent for me’ is like saying, ‘This porno has too much nudity.’” Moretz’s comment was the oddest, the one about how “Kick-Ass 2” instructs us in the costs of all that quippy, bloodthirsty street justice. Honestly, now. These movies do not teach anybody anything about avoid-

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satisfy my cheapest revenge impulses. The sequel sets up one round of heinousness after another, and the audience waits for the money shots. When the meanest girls in high school bully Mindy, aka Hit Girl (the bullying here is constant and hammering), she pulls out her late father’s “sick stick,” which causes instantaneous and simultaneous projectile-vomiting

and projectile-diarrhea, and that is meant to be really sick, as in cool. So is the scene of attempted rape, played for laughs and focusing on Christopher MintzPlasse’s self-made supervillain, who tries but fails to assault the vigilante (Lindy Booth) who calls herself “Night Bitch.” (Honestly, this movie is rank.) I can only imagine how this scene will play to the assault victims in the au-

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region. A blend of 80 percent Pinot and 20 percent Chardonnay, it had floral, fig and citrus aromas that extended into subtle stone fruit, melon, honey and herbaceous flavors. The long finish was complemented with clove, pepper and candied fruit. The next pairing wasn’t really a wine, but rather Sake which is produced by fermenting rice in a fashion similar to making beer. The Takasago Ginza Shizuku “Divine Droplets” Junmai Daiginjo-shu is created in igloos

located in the northern Japanese province of Hokkaido when the temperature falls below 14 degrees. It was silky, very fragrant beauty that began with cedar, mint and slightly salty aromas which flowed beautifully into delicate honeydew, jasmine, and mineral notes with an almost sweet, persistent finish.

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is dedicated to bringing folk musicians and performances to venues in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. According to Summerour, the group supports more than 200 events a year. “I saw the New Century show almost a year ago at the Irish festival in Fairfax,” Summerour said. “ ... I just said, ‘I have to produce this show.’” Based in D.C., New Century offers programs in both performance and professional development in an effort to make Irish music accessible to the public. The performance branch of the company is broken into two ensembles: The New Century Ceili Band and The New Century American Irish-American Company. The latter is the group of 20 dancers and musicians who will perform at Saturday’s concert. Peter Brice of Annapolis founded New Century in 2011 along with choreographer and step-dancer Kate Bole. According to Brice, his ancestors immigrated to Annapolis from Ireland around 1698. Though he said he didn’t grow up with a strong Irish tradition, Brice, a button accordion player, said he “took up Irish music because [he] loved the sound.” Brice went on to graduate from the Peabody Conservatory Preparatory program and earn a bachelor’s degree in Irish Traditional Music and Dance from the University of Limerick. The New Century style of Irish music is largely informed by the legacy of accordionist and composer Billy McComiskey, fiddler and composer Brendan Mulvihill and Irish dance expert Peggy O’Neill. Though she is now deceased, O’Neill’s daughter Laureen and other instructors carry on her legacy through instruction at the O’Neill James School of Irish Dance. McComiskey, who taught Brice to play the accordion, and Mulvihill came to D.C. from their native New York in 1975. They played as The Irish Tradition, frequenting The Dubliner, an Irish pub on Capitol Hill. Their sound drew heavily on the accordion tradition that comes out of Galway. The sound developed by McComiskey and Mulvihill in the 1970s and the style of dance made popular by O’Neill in the 1960s has helped to define the Maryland tradition of Irish music and New Century’s style of music. “We have a native style of Irish traditional music that we’ve grown here,” Brice said. “With this rooted Maryland identity, [we’re] able to bring it home.” Beyond their accordion-fueled sound, which differentiates them from Irish traditional music in New York which is largely defined by the fiddle, another unique trait about the members of New Century is their heritage. “Not everyone is of Irish decent,” Brice said. And even those such as Brice who are of Irish decent are more likely to be several generations removed from the country. “In Washington and Maryland, this Irish tradition would be the province of native-born Americans as opposed to places like New York or Boston where it’s still often played by the first

Smith, who covered all four roles in the original play Off Broadway, said the show has beautiful music — arrangements by James Raitt of classics such as “Three Coins in a Fountain,” “Heart and Soul,” “Catch a Falling Star” and “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.” It is also very funny and also very touching, he said. “It’s not a jukebox musical — it’s very well crafted,” said Smith. “It has a script and things happen, the guys change.” The leader of the group is Frankie, played by Austin Colby, who studied theater at American University and lives in Silver Spring. “Of all the four, he’s probably the most confident but even he gets a little nervous,” said Colby about his character, who must deal with his asthma attacks and the insecurities of his fellow singers. “He cares about the guys, and he constantly wants to keep the show going,” Colby said. “It’s great music, and the characters are charming,” he said. “You’re rooting for them to come out of their shell.” Brandon Duncan, who plays Smudge, agrees with Colby about the music. In fact, all four actors said they have enjoyed singing together on and off stage. “I love all the super-tight harmonies,” said Duncan, who studied musical theater at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Some of the humor in the show is based on the singers trying to update the between-songs patter they wrote in 1964 for the audience they’re now in front of, he said. Humor also arises out of the quirks and maladies of the singers. “They’re all nerdy characters who don’t know what’s going on,” said Duncan. “But they never laugh at each other. They’re there to lift each other up.” Duncan said Smudge, for example, is definitely a worrier. “He’s like the Eeyore of the group, he doesn’t want to be there,” he said. “He’s a more introverted panicker [than the others], but by the end, his glasses fly off and he has a big solo.” Jinx, played by Chris Rudy, also gets a solo, “Cry,” made famous by Johnny Ray in the 1950s. “Jinx is the shy one of the group, but the others are very protective of him,” said Rudy, who studied theater at Towson University. A high tenor, Jinx is a lot more comfortable when he’s singing than when he’s talking to people, but the problem is that when he hits a high A, he gets a nosebleed. He’s also dealing with a bad case of stage fright. “He never remembers what moves he’s supposed to do or what the lyrics are,” Rudy said. Jinx is also experiencing a spell of sibling rivalry with his more outgoing step-brother Sparky, played by David Landstrom, who studied at American University in Washington, D.C. “Sparky is energetic, he’s the life of the party,” said Landstrom. “He loves the spotlight, and he’s always talking to the audience and mugging.” “It’s a fun role,” he said. “There’s a lot of energy you have to give off, it’s all very specific [to each character].” He said one of the challenges of the role is balancing the humor and the emotion in the musical, both of which he appreciates. “This isn’t a typical jukebox musical,” Landstrom said. “It’s really original, and it has more substance. It’s very touching. It gets me. It’s not just a collection of songs.”

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Continued from Page A-11 rated music into several of your shows. How important is funk and blues and jazz to you? Sinbad: For me, see, it was always music before comedy when I was coming up. I was in bands growing up and I was playing drums by the time I was in fifth grade. I had been playing music for 30 years as I became a comic right after I went to college to play basketball. It was always in me. I was a DJ and I was collecting music and listening to music. I would rather go see a live band than go to the clubs to hang out. For me, as I saw the music I love, the thing I love, start to leave … it’s not just about being old. You listen at these young folks’ music, they have live music growing up, but it was just that it was going away. It was dying. It just bothered me. So I do everything that I can to keep it alive. I always talk about it because I think when you take away a culture’s music, you lose that culture.

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New Century dancer Kate Kliner.

THE BIG REEL NO. 1 n When: 8 p.m. Saturday n Where: 805 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring n Tickets: $16 for nonmembers, $13 for FSGW members, $40 for family (two adults, two children), $10 for students n For information: FSGW.org n Upcoming concerts: The Ocean Quartet will perform Sept. 20 at Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, Va., and the South Roscommon Singers will perform Sept. 22 at Glen Echo Town Hall in Glen Echo.

generations,” Brice said. But it’s their distance from the Irish culture

A&E: You’ve spent your career working clean and avoiding R and NC-17 material. Was that a conscious decision by you or was that just came naturally because you grew up the son of a preacher? Sinbad: Well, just because you’re a son of a preacher doesn’t make you that way. Sometimes you’re more crazy. I always liked controversial stuff. I think sometimes you need to push the limit. When I first started out, I was dirty, but we were trying to be Richard Pryor, man. All of us was trying to be Richard. He had set that standard. I said, “Man, we all sound the same.” We were a cheap imitation. It’s like being a Gucci bag knockoff. We were like Gocci — we would never be Gucci. ... I just wanted to do something different. I flipped it — I didn’t change my routine, I just changed the words. I didn’t change one thing that I talked about. I realized, “Man, not only can I be funny, I actually can become more controversial and talk about more stuff because I’m not cussing because I can get your attention.”

that Brice said makes The New Century sound and look distinct. “What’s really important about the work that we’re doing is that we’ve broken the IrishAmerican mold,” he said. “Sometimes IrishAmericans have an inferiority complex about Irish traditional music ... that they couldn’t possibly have it right ... In this area, we weren’t raised in it so we’re approaching it as we want to understand it fully ...” With their combination of 1960s and 1970s influences along with their own creative spin, Summerour said New Century has managed to do something not all ensembles can. “They celebrate the tradition that came before them,” Summerour said. “Peter is able to reach into the past but bring forth the future.”

A&E: Here recently, you’ve done some voiceover work with “American Dad” and the justreleased Walt Disney movie “Planes” — is that something you can see yourself doing more of in the future? Sinbad: I did a lot of it back when I first came in. I did “Homeward Bound” where I played a horse. I’ve done quite a few voiceovers. For me, it’s fun. And it’s quick. I have fun in there. I know a lot of people don’t, but I have a ball. I found a way that works for me. When I came in to do “Planes,” my character was a one-afternoon taping and they liked what I did and I came back in about two more times and they expanded the character. A&E: Sports seem to be a big part of your life — you played basketball and you starred as a defensive lineman in “Necessary Roughness.” Are you still big into sports? Sinbad: There was a time in my life when I was coming up — I love basketball like a person needs water to live. I loved it. I think basketball got

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Comedian Sinbad voices the character Roper in Disney’s “Planes.” me to where I need to be as a comedian. When I first started, I was a terrible athlete. I mean, I cried I was so bad. That’s why I love my father so much. He’s the one that said, “Look, we can change this if you work hard.” And I got mad because I didn’t have this natural ability. He said, “There’s this thing called persistence and not giving up.” I said, “That’s not a talent!” And I realized it is. He

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told me, “If you don’t mind being the worst one in the room for a short period of time, you can become great.” I didn’t realize what lesson he had given me. No matter what I was going to do — I was going to play drums, I was going to play guitar — if you don’t mind suffering for that short period of time … I’m even laughing about it. There’s a quote he gave me: If you want to become some-

A&E: You’ve got the show coming out through Fathom in theaters across the country, but after that, what’s on the horizon? What’s next for Sinbad? Sinbad: I want to do some more TV and some more movies, but I want to do what I’ve been trying to do since I got here. I said let me do the stuff I’ve been writing. I want to direct. I want to produce other things. That’s what I’m excited about. As far as TV, I don’t know if I’ll do sitcom work again because once reality shows came in, you can’t make anything funnier than real cable now. Pawn boys and duck people, you can’t write that.

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Rockville executive wants to help diabetic pilots fly tained full accreditation since 1994, according to a city news release.

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When Jason Harmon learned to fly a plane in high school, he hoped to join the Air Force. “As a kid, I had always wanted to be a pilot,” he said. But before he could join the military, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which grounded his dreams of being a professional pilot. When Harmon got his diagnosis, Federal Aviation Administration rules barred those with diabetes from flying planes over concerns that if their blood sugar spiked or dropped, they could lose consciousness. With his dreams of being a pilot a no-go, Harmon turned to computer programming and technology. The Monrovia man is now the founding partner and chief technology officer of Get Real Health in Rockville. The company makes applications to help people manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes and quickly share information with their health care providers. In 1996, the FAA started allowing pilots to fly private planes as long as they adhered to a rigorous schedule of blood sugar checks. Now, Harmon wants to prove to the FAA that people with diabetes can control the condition and can fly commercial flights safely as well. On July 29, he and four other pilots with diabetes flew four planes in formation from Omaha, Neb., to Madison, Wis., hoping to raise support for allowing diabetic pilots to fly commercial aircraft. “It’s not one spectacular pilot with diabetes that is able to fly,” he said. “... Any pilot who has well-controlled diabetes can do these types of tasks.”

Rockville police receive accreditation For the seventh consecutive time, the Rockville City Police Department has received accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement. The department met all 291 applicable standards, earning the Gold Standard Certificate of Advanced Meritorius Accreditation. The department also met 98.6 percent of the commission’s optional standards. The accreditation runs three years. Rockville has main-

Campus congrats Matthew Jorgensen of Rockville has been named to the

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In the service Stewart A. Miller has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. He is the son of Linda and Thomas Miller of Rockville.

Back-to-School Fair is Saturday in Rockville Montgomery County Public Schools will kick off the 201314 school year with its annual Back-to-School Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville. The fair will feature information and resources for parents, children’s activities and entertainment. Gift certificates and prizes will be given out throughout the day and free refreshments will be provided. Highlights will include performances by student and community groups, appearances by local celebrities and health screenings. School staff members will be available to answer questions on programs and Curriculum 2.0, the curriculum that is being implemented in all elementary classrooms this year. Representatives will be present from community and county organizations, including the Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Libraries and the Montgomery County Council of PTAs. One change this year is that backpacks filled with school supplies will not be distributed at the fair. Instead, backpacks are being distributed to students in need at more than 40 schools. Limited parking will be available at Montgomery College across the street. Free shuttle buses will run throughout the day, starting at 10:30 a.m., between the fair and the following sites: • Gaithersburg: Shady Grove Middle School, Watkins Mill High School. • Germantown: Northwest High School, Seneca Valley High School. • Kensington: Albert Einstein High School.

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itself GRAB, said in a statement that its “focus is two-fold: remove graffiti immediately and develop long-term strategies to engage both private and public sectors to target youth susceptible to at-risk behaviors.” Residents can report graffiti at graffitifree.org or 301-6074772.

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The Montgomery County Humane Society is looking for experienced individuals to serve on its board of directors. The nonprofit wants people who will bring expertise and enthusiasm to help steer the organization toward new growth. Experience in fundraising, capital campaigns, finance and governance is a plus, according to a news release. Two-year terms will begin January. The organization provides animal welfare services to the community, including privately funded programs such as foster care, placement in private rescues, adoption assistance, animal enrichment programs, medical coordination and veterinary care, volunteer coordination, humane learning and education for adults and children, public workshops, and community outreach. Those interested should submit a letter of interest and current resume by Sept. 20. Applicants must be members of the Montgomery County Humane Society in good stand-

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Hearing added on bus rapid transit plan The Montgomery County Council has added a second day of public hearings on a proposed 10-route, 79-mile bus rapid transit system. The hearings will start at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and 26 in the third-floor council hearing room at the council’s office building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Those interested in testifying should call 240-777-7803. The deadline to register to testify at a hearing is 10 a.m. that day. For more information about the plan, visit montgomeryplanning.org/transportation/ highways/brt.shtm

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in the county, will include entertainment by local bands. Ricciuti said in a news release that he believes “in serving the freshest food which can only come from the farms closest to a restaurant.” His restaurant is “fortunate to be close to many farms in Montgomery County which makes it easier to keep our dollars close to home,” he said. Also, he can visit farms, meet the growers, and “see, touch and taste the food in the fields.” Some of those local farmers will be at the dinner, which also will have information booths about the county’s agricultural industry. Tickets for the adult-only event are $40 and seating is limited. To purchase tickets, contact Kathy Lyons at kmhlyons@ aol.com or go to mdfarmbureau.com/Montgomery.asp. Send event information, photos and news items for People and Places to Elizabeth Waibel at ewaibel@gazette.net, or call 301-280-3005.

DEATHS Rosalie A. Cabrera Rosalie “Rosie” A. Cabrera, 48, of Poolesville died Aug. 11, 2013. A memorial service took place at 11 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville.


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Rockville unlikely to change development regs before election Various committees have been discussing revisions to contentious ordinance

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Rockville officials are hopeful that they will have time to discuss the city’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance before their terms end in November, but a large-scale overhaul looks unlikely. The ordinance, or APFO, and a set of associated standards place a moratorium on residential development in areas where public facilities — such as roads and schools — are deemed above capacity. The ordinance itself looks unlikely to get major changes by November, when Rockville is set to elect a new mayor and councilmembers, but some think officials could make small changes to the standards before then. Councilman John F. Hall Jr., who has announced he does not plan to run for re-election, said there may be time to make some tweaks to the standards, although it won’t be easy, especially since not all members of the council agree on what the standards should be.

Hall said he thinks some provisions in the ordinance were not clearly captured in the standards, so he would like to try to correct inconsistencies he sees between the ordinance and standards. “I also think that there’s an opportunity for potential compromise on a few things that would allow for a little greater predictability and, I think, consistency,” he said. The Mayor and Council previously discussed the ordinance in May and July, following a report from the city’s Planning Commission. During the Mayor and Council’s Aug. 5 meeting, representatives from two developers with properties under a residential building moratorium asked officials to make revisions to the standards, hopefully before the election. Jonathan Cox, senior vice president for AvalonBay, said his company wants to turn an office building in Twinbrook into a 240-unit residential building, but it has been under a moratorium since 2009. Scott Wallace, an attorney for the development company EYA, said the company needs to determine if and when adequate capacity will be available to move forward on its Tower Oaks

planned development. Wallace said the company would like to see revisions and clarifications to the standards, such as specifying that a planned elementary school can be included in capacity projections. Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio said in an interview that she does not think Rockville should change its adequate public facilities ordinance right now, and probably should put off any revisions until after the election. She has said she will not run for re-election. “My guess is we probably will not (make any changes), partly because it is kind of an election issue,” she said. “There are councilmembers who would like to abandon it, who would like to change it; there are councilmembers who would like it to stay as it is.” The only downside to waiting, Marcuccio said, is that the next council will have a lot of catching up to do if it is to understand all sides of the debate and all of the ordinance’s history. Councilman Tom Moore, who is running for re-election, has previously questioned whether the ordinance was having the intended effect. Councilwoman Bridget Donnell Netwon, who is run-

ning for mayor, said in an interview that she anticipates the Mayor and Council taking up the ordinance and standards again when they return from August recess on Sept. 9. The whole Mayor and Council would have to discuss it and get input from the public and city staff members before making any changes, she said. Newton said she doesn’t think the ordinance should be changed right now, although she would be open to looking at other ideas. “So far, that’s the only tool in the toolbox for controlling development in the city,” she said. Councilman Mark Pierzchala, who is also seeking the mayor’s office, said the ordinance is one tool out of many, and it needs a “big-time review.” “Unfortunately, we will not be able to complete that this term,” he said. Officials might be able to make some changes to the standards, he said, such as the clarifications developers are asking for. The next Mayor and Council meeting is scheduled for Sept. 9. City elections are set for Nov. 5. ewaibel@gazette.net

Jammin’ at the park Nathan Silver, 13, of Rockville gets some air during Friday’s Summer Skate Jam at the Olney Manor Skate Park. This Friday is the last of this year’s Friday Summer Nights Live Music Skate Jams at the Olney Manor Skatepark, 16601 Georgia Ave. The jams run from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The county’s parks department has partnered with local Olney businesses Roll Skate Shop and Rocketeria for the second season of the free summer music series, geared toward area youth. The event includes skating, prizes, food for purchase and live music by local bands. The skate jams are free to attend and $5 to skate. BILL RYAN/THE GAZETTE

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Verizon is offering a reward for information about a string of thefts at company garages, including one in Rockville. The company said in a news release Friday that it will give up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of people responsible for a series of break-ins at Verizon facilities in Maryland this summer. Thieves took about $300,000 worth of FiOS installation and testing equipment, tools, and copper

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wire, the release said. One of the thefts occurred sometime after 9 p.m. Aug. 7 and before 6:38 a.m. Aug. 8 at the company’s facility at 12277 Wilkins Ave. in Rockville. Thieves cut a hole in the fence and broke into four vehicles to steal equipment, according to the release. Verizon facilities in Lanham and Annapolis were also broken into in July and equipment was stolen. Thieves also took copper wire and laptops from other facilities around the state this summer. Sandy Arnette, a spokeswoman for Verizon, said security is not sure if the thefts are connected, but some of the tactics appear to be similar. The company is asking anyone with information about the crimes to call police at 240-773-6070 or Verizon’s security at 800-997-3287.

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Federal sequestration budget cuts likely had “some impact” on jobs declining by about 9,200 statewide in July from June, Maryland Labor Secretary Leonard Howie said on Monday. The figures released by the federal Labor Department on Monday included a 2,400 loss in Montgomery and Frederick counties, those counties’ first month-to-month job loss since January. The public sector showed a 3,100 job loss in July, as private employers increased their overall workforce by 700. Statewide, private jobs fell by almost 5,000 and government positions declined by 4,300. The county figures were unadjusted, while the statewide numbers were seasonally adjusted. The July loss was the largest decline for that month in Maryland since an almost 11,000-job loss in 1991, according to federal labor figures. Montgomery and Frederick saw a 2,500 loss in July 2012. “Federal contractors do have to monitor sequestration and adjust their budgets,” Howie said. Normal summer employment cuts at educational institutions such as the University of Maryland system also played a part in the job reductions last month, he said. But in July 2012, the statewide decline was held to about 4,200, and in July 2011, the state gained some 8,600 jobs, according to federal figures. Local employers cutting their work force last month included Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. About 2,400 civilian employees at Walter Reed, which combined into the former National Naval Medical Center in 2011, have been taking 11 unpaid furlough days since early July. Sequestration has forced billions of dollars in across-the-board cuts at federal agencies that started in March. Those furloughs caused some reductions in the number of operating rooms and other services at the military hospital, which treats wounded soldiers. But the furloughs are ending, and services are “back to normal operations,” according to Walter Reed’s website.

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Equipment similar to this was stolen from a Verizon facility in Rockville, the company says.

Judy Stephenson, small business navigator for the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, said she has not heard

of any local contractors that have trimmed their work force lately. “I’ve heard from small businesses that have been diversifying their client bases to attract more private clients so they are not as vulnerable to federal government slowdowns,” Stephenson said. Planet Technologies, a Germantown information technology business, is among those diversifying more to the private sector. The company added some 44 employees between May 2012 and last May, Stephenson said. Government contractor MVM of Ashburn, Va., recently warned Maryland’s labor department it may lay off 106 workers in Silver Spring and College Park by Sept. 30 because of a possible contract loss. MVM provides security services for National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s facilities there. Bethesda hotel giant Marriott International is seeing some substantial reductions in its government conference and event meetings at hotels. Government-related group business is expected to decline to 2 percent of Marriott’s overall group business this year from 5 percent three years ago, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said in a recent conference call. “I don’t think any of us should think it’s going to get that much better any time soon,” Sorenson said of the government business. “Maybe the only good news about how weak it is, there is not much left to give up.” Bethesda defense giant Lockheed Martin plans to increase international business substantially to make up for any potential budget reductions on domestic programs such as the F-35 fighter jet, CEO Marillyn A. Hewson said in a conference call. “That’s where we are going to ramp up,” she said. “Over the next five years, close to 50 percent of our orders will come from international customers.”

Jobless rate rises Maryland’s unemployment rate last month rose slightly to 7.1 percent from 7.0 percent in June. July’s rate is preliminary and could be adjusted. County jobless rates for July are due to be released Friday. July’s statewide job loss was only the second monthly decline of 2013. Since July 2012, Maryland jobs have risen by 39,000, including almost 10,000 in health care and 8,200 in professional, scientific and technical services. In Montgomery and Frederick, most private sectors saw increases last month, led by a rise of 1,800 in health and education services. Since July 2012, about 17,000 jobs have been added in those counties, including almost 7,000 in professional services. kshay@gazette.net


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Continued from Page A-1 “The parish was actually established on the basis of having mass in the different homes,” he said. Today, the parish claims 2,700 families and is celebrating 200 years of history. The first St. Mary’s chapel, built in 1817, still stands on Veirs Mill Road near the intersection with Rockville Pike. The church is planning a series of celebration events during the next year to commemorate the parish’s 200th anniversary. The bicentennial celebration kicks off with a 7 p.m. mass Thursday, the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, the parish’s feast day. A larger celebration is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8, when Cardinal Donald Wuerl is scheduled to celebrate mass, and all the living priests who have been associated with the parish over the years are invited to attend. Other events are planned through June, including a History Day Sept. 21 with tours of the church buildings and a book signing by Roger Langley, who recently wrote a new history of the parish. Some parishioners also are planning a pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and Florence in Italy in April. More information and a schedule of bicentennial events is at the church’s website, stmarysrockville.org. The church’s prominent location and its connection to author F. Scott Fitzgerald, who is buried in its cemetery, contribute to St. Mary’s status as a landmark in Rockville, said Mary van Balgooy, executive director of Peerless Rockville. Van Balgooy said the chapel was one of the first brick structures in Montgomery County and the oldest in Rockville. It

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Stained glass at the 200-year-old St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rockville. has been through several renovations, including one that changed the architecture from colonial to Gothic style. “What’s interesting is how beloved this church is in this community,” van Balgooy said. “It’s one of those beautiful landmarks we have on the Pike.” When a new church building was constructed in the 1960s, parishioners raised money to

preserve and maintain the old building, van Balgooy said. Even though Rockville is changing, commemorations such as St. Mary’s 200th anniversary speak to the city’s history, van Balgooy said. “To know that a place like this has been here for 200 years is just outstanding,” she said.

block the redevelopment plan. In a counterclaim, White Flint Mall’s owner, Lerner Enterprises of Rockville, says Lord & Taylor has known about the redevelopment plan for years, but has not tried to block the plan’s approval until now, when the mall has already spent millions on redevelopment efforts. White Flint seeks more than $1 billion in damages. “Lord & Taylor timed its actions to maximize its perceived leverage in order to extract a payment from White Flint to

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get Lord & Taylor to drop its baseless objections so that the redevelopment can proceed,” White Flint’s counterclaim says. It also says that Lord & Taylor’s lawsuits will delay the redevelopment and could derail it completely. The store’s lawsuit claimed that under a 1975 agreement signed before the mall was built, the mall cannot change its appearance without consent from Lord & Taylor. The mall opened in 1977. In the counterclaim, filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland, Lerner argues that White Flint Mall must redevelop into an

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open-air, mixed-use shopping center to remain viable. “Despite White Flint’s best efforts to maintain the project as a first-class shopping destination, current trends in retail shopping have eroded the project’s customer base,” the counterclaim says. Washington Business Journal reported the counterclaim Aug. 13. Representatives for Lord & Taylor declined to comment on the counterclaim. Representatives for White Flint Mall did not return calls for comment Tuesday. ewaibel@gazette.net


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POLICE BLOTTER Auto theft • On July 30 between 1 and 5 p.m. in the 1100 block of Veirs Mill Road, Rockville. No further information provided. • Between July 31 and Aug. 4 in the 20600 block of Whites Ferry Road, Poolesville. No further information provided. • Between Aug. 1 and 2 in the 5500 block of Besley Court, Rockville. No further information provided. • On Aug. 2 between midnight and 1:45 a.m. at Dawson’s Market, 255 N. Washington St., Rockville. No further information provided.

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James E. Bussard Jr., 53, of Derwood, died Aug. 9, 2013. Born to Cecilia Hans Bussard, and the late James E. Bussard Sr. He is survived by his wife, Donna Custer Bussard. In addition to his wife he is survived by his sister Rebecca Offutt, his sister-in-law Jodi Becker and her husband David, his brother-in-law Steven Custer and his wife Linda, and his mother-inlaw Josephine Custer. He is also survived by nieces Brittany Whiteside and husband Brian, Lynne Anne Offutt and husband Steven Luthy , Erin Criswell, and Krista Serpi and husband Alex. He is also survived by nephews Charles Offutt Jr., Joesph Offutt, Nicholas Hamilton, and Donnie Stockslager. Finally he is survived by great nieces Molly and Maggie Serpi, and McKenzie Stockslager. And great nephews Gavin Whiteside, Jeremy Luthy, and Max Stockslager. 1906603

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Life sciences veteran heads Montgomery preparing for board of public-private nonprofit Affordable Care Act enrollment Douglas Liu is a senior vice president for biotech company Qiagen n

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Through a career spanning three decades and counting, Douglas Liu has managed various operations for life sciences companies in Boston, Chicago, Europe and Montgomery County. He has been involved with numerous organizations in the field, including the Tech Council of Maryland and the Governor’s International Advisory Council. Suchwideexperienceisakey reason he was recently chosen as board chairman of BioHealth Innovation of Rockville, a public-private nonprofit that helps commercialize innovative ideas in the field and expand those companies. The partnership formed about two years ago after it was among the recommendations of the Montgomery County Biosciences Task Force. As senior vice president of global operations for biotech Qiagen, Liu has worked both in the operational headquarters in Germany and the North American manufacturing, research and development facility in Germantown. He is the company’s senior executive assigned in North America, managing manufacturing, quality control and assurance, regulatory affairs and worldwide supply chain. It can be an awesome responsibility, but one Liu readily accepts. His father was a physician; the medical and research environment was familiar and fit him naturally. “The opportunity to improve the human condition and to help people live better lives is something I really find rewarding,” said Liu, 52.

DOUGLAS LIU n Age: 52 n Position: Senior vice president of Global Operations, Qiagen, Germantown office. n Community/professional: Board chairman, BioHealth Innovation. Board member, Montgomery Business Development Corp., Governor’s International Advisory Council. Former board member, Tech Council of Maryland. n Residence: Bethesda n Education: MBA, Boston University. Bachelor’s of science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign n Family: Wife, Marie, two children n Activities outside work: Kayaking, hiking, playing guitar n Best business advice given: Be clear about the status of a project you manage because surprises are not appreciated by anyone. Don’t hide bad news. You don’t have to know everything yourself, but can bring in others with expertise in areas that are not your strengths.

Combining science and business Growing up in Chicago, Liu earned a science degree in Illinois and later obtained a master of business administration degree at Boston University. He’s headed operations for nucleic acid diagnostics in the U.S. for Bayer Healthcare and worked in strategic planning and consulting at Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Germany. He’s also held positions at Abbott Labs and Chiron Diagnostics.

The regulatory approval process for some medical devices is faster in Europe than the U.S., he said. Qiagen operates in multiple markets, providing sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics, applied testing, academic and pharmaceutical research. Sample technologies are used to collect samples of tissue and fluids, from which DNA and other cellular components are extracted. Assay technologies are used to multiply the small amount of material to make it more ready for interpretation. The company has more than 4,000 employees worldwide, with 600 in Maryland, mostly in Montgomery County. The Germantown operation is the North American manufacturing, research and development facility. The Gaithersburg center focuses on developing products for the detection of the human papillomavirus.

Great discoveries, not-sogreat tech transfer The Boston area in particular has done an excellent job of commercializing biotechnology ideas, known in business circles as technology transfer, Liu said. That’s a focus of BioHealth Innovation. “There are many great discoveries here among the scientific and research community,” Liu said. “The challenge is to create businesses beyond those discoveries, to help the process go from ideas to reality. We haven’t done that as well as some other regions.” In a global industry such as life sciences, free-trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership being discussed by representativesfromtheU.S.and mostlySoutheastAsiancountries don’t hurt, Liu said. “The regulatory approval process is a bigger issue for us than trade agreements,” Liu said.

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With less than two months until enrollment opens under sweeping federal health insurance changes, Montgomery County is preparing its education, outreach, eligibility and enrollment services for nearly 222,000 uninsured residents of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Montgomery was one of two public health departments among a total of six partners selected by the state to serve as a “connector entity” in implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” Each connector entity will provide enrollment assistance to the uninsured and to small employers in its region. Six regions were identified across the state. Maryland’s regional approach ensures that the state’s uninsured and underserved communities are provided with in-person assistance as the new health insurance coverage options become available in October, according to a news release from the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Maryland will offer insurance through the Maryland Health Connection, the statebased health insurance marketplace, and Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will provide enrollment services and assistance to residents, county spokeswoman Mary Anderson said. “We will be working here in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties to identify and then to enroll all the eligible people in our region into these health plans,” Anderson said.

Anderson said the county will be hiring about 40 full- and part-time employees to serve as “navigators” and assistants who will aid and enroll residents in a plan. Residents will have options for enrolling in a health plan, including online, over the phone and in person through the services provided by the county, she said. To provide the navigators and education, the county was granted $7.8 million from the state and federal government for a one-year period, Anderson said. To reach residents in all corners of its region, Montgomery has subcontracted with community-based organization partners.

To help answer questions, Anderson said the county’s new exchange website will launch this week and that the county will host a series of forums on the Affordable Care Act. The forum schedule: • Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m., East County Regional Center at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring. • Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Upcounty Regional Center at 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown. • Sept. 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Mid-County Regional Center at 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton. • Sept. 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Center at 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda.

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passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 13, 2013 after bravely fighting neck cancer for two and a half years. He was formerly of Martinsburg, West Virginia where he graduated from high school in 1970. Tom worked at Plummer’s Appliance & Boat Motors in Martinsburg, where Mr. Plummer was Tom’s mentor. Next he worked at Schmidt Bakery, where he was a mechanic. Tom went to Shepherd College and earned his BBA in Business Management at Marshall University. He used that knowledge to assist the long-term mentally ill to manage their budgets in small group homes; he ran the Corporate Cookie in Los Angeles, California, and ran a deli in the Prestera Mental Health Center in Huntington, W.V. Later in life, Tom established his own successful home improvement company in Rockville, MD. He was active in his community by serving as an altar boy, coaching youth soccer, regularly donating blood to Red Cross until he became ill, feeding the homeless and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. He was also a member of The Potomac Fish & Game Club in Williamsport, MD. Tom was born in Washington, D.C. He went to school in Blue Ridge Summit, Waynesboro, Green Castle and Stateline, in Pennsylvania. He also attended school in Indian Head, MD. and then Martinsburg. Work took him from West Virginia to Richmond, Kentucky, Los Angeles, California and Rockville, MD. KIndness to others was high on Tom’s character list. He felt a passion to help others through his jobs and daily life. Tom was predeceased by his mother, Teresa Fitz VanMiddlesworth; father, Charles (Van) VanMiddlesworth; niece, Summer Castleman and nephew, Davelon Gates. He married his soul mate, Cora Linder in 1975; on July 12, they celebrated their 37th anniversary by going to Great Falls, MD. Other anniversary trips took them to Hawaii, Ireland, England, France, Italy, Greece and Niagara Falls. He is survived by his sisters: Teri Maykrantz of Sterling, VA; Laura Kretzer of Inwood, WV; Honore (Honey) Rothstein of Martinsburg, WV; Mary (Maize) Hazel Urias of Winnsboro, SC and Patricia (Pat) Marsteller of Atlanta, GA. Also, he is survived by his brothers: Michael (Mike) VanMiddlesworth of Jacksonville, FL; James (Jim) VanMiddlesworth; Charles (Charlie) VanMiddlesworth, and David (Dave) VanMiddlesworth, all of Martinsburg, WV and John VanMiddlesworth of Gulf Breeze, FL, sister in Law of Sarah Linder of Knoxville, Maryland, Brother in Law of Vane Linder of Stafford, Virginia. Tom has 18 nieces and nephews spread throughout the U.S., Ireland and Canada. Additionally, 18 great nieces and great nephews along with 6 great-great nieces and great-great nephews are in the family. His dogs Frisbee and Jersey reside in Rockville, MD. with Cora, his wife. There will also be a Memorial Visitation held at Pumphrey Colonial Funeral Home located at 300 W. Montgomery Ave. in Rockville, MD. on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 from 3-5 pm. Family and Friends are encouraged to sign the family guest book online at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com A Memorial Service was held at Rosedale Cemetery Chapel, 917 Cemetery Road, Martinsburg, WV on Saturday, August 17th, 2013 at 2 pm. Ashes are to be scattered into the ocean as was his request.

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Alarming drug deaths In the new movie, “Elysium,” the world’s rich have escaped to an orbiting space station, and in leaving their terrestrial lives, the well-to-do have taken with them reliable health care. Actor Matt Damon, part of the teeming earthbound poor, suffers a fatal dose of radiation poisoning. His only chance of survival is to sneak aboard the manmade Utopia and climb inside what looks HEROIN like a high-tech tanning OVERDOSES bed. Inside the device, AND HEALTH, he’ll be rid of all disease. With all its space SOCIAL opera tropes, the movie POLICIES ends allegorically — a disquisition favoring universal health care. Painting a potential future, past our current ills, is one thing science fiction does well. But here in the present, there was nothing allegorical in the news last week that heroin overdoses have spiked, across Maryland and in Montgomery County. The county typically has ranked low in drug and alcohol deaths. For heroin overdoses, the county had recorded seven over the last three years. But last week, authorities revealed the county had tallied seven only since March. It’s a disturbing trend, and elements of last week’s announcement reveal it’s a more complicated issue than some realize. For some, rising heroin deaths might be indicative of Montgomery’s urbanization, that the gold-flecked avenues are beginning to resemble the hardscrabble streets of “The Wire.” For others, the heroin deaths could be a sign of the suburbanization of hard-core drugs. Either of those may play a role, and if so, it’s a problem that will fall, largely, on the shoulders of the Montgomery County Police Department. As Capt. Nancy Demme, director of the police department’s Special Investigations Division, said the issue has connections to the health care debate. At least part of the increase comes from efforts to make it harder to acquire high-powered prescription painkillers, she said. Pharmaceutical companies are stepping up efforts to prevent abuse of their products, which means addicts are turning to heroin. Efforts to limit access to opioid pain relievers, as they are called, should be applauded. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nation is experiencing a “growing, deadly epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.” Seventy-five percent of prescription drug overdoses come from prescription painkillers, and the increase in deaths follows a 300 percent increase since 1999 in their sale. And the CDC says most of the time, if a prescription drug was involved in an overdose, it came from a prescription originally. The convenient fiction might hold they are often stolen from a pharmacy, but that isn’t true, the CDC says. Curiously, as the CDC reports of the painkiller epidemic, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that usage of cocaine and methamphetamine is declining. So one might assume it’s not that our appetite for drugs is increasing. Possibly, the issue is rooted in over-prescription. Our authorities aren’t waiting for a Hollywood hero to solve the problem. Narcotics and homicide detectives are taking a holistic approach, investigating each death, as well as the source of the heroin. And the efforts aren’t limited to Montgomery. The state and counties are coming up with overdose prevention plans, said Kathleen Rebbert-Franklin, acting director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration, which is part of the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. More data will be collected — from treatment centers, emergency rooms and coroners — and reviewed by local commissions to find common threads. What else can be done? With luck and perseverance, the local commissions will find out. What data Montgomery knows now shows the ages of the county victims range from 19 to 45, and the deaths have occurred throughout the county, according to the police. The police statement leaves plenty of room for speculation, though it should dispel the notion that it’s a problem centering on a specific age group or area of the county. And it’s a problem that can’t be solved with a summer blockbuster, or two hours of escapism masking as a policy fable. Drug abuse is not a simple police issue. It’s a health care issue. Science fiction might provide a compass, but the journey, painful as it will be, is ours.

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LETTERS TOT HE EDITOR From a glance, everything is relatively clean. From a glance you would assume a campus, which students like me and students like your children go to, is safe. But it’s not. It’s haunted by a monstrous force known as pollution. Our school grounds, waterways, neighborhoods and parks are littered with bottles and cans. It’s

Support for a bottle bill hard to go on a nature walk without seeing rusted-over cans with vines trying to grow over them. While Maryland’s overall recycling rate remains about average, we as a state should be a champion in the recycling effort with our percentages. In their next session, if the Maryland General Assembly

passes a bottle bill, all this avoidable trash could be cleared. The bottle bill’s incentive recycling program would boost Maryland’s recycling rate and in turn make our communities cleaner. Who wouldn’t want to be able to have their children play in a park that’s used-beer can free? Right now, that idea in the

New Food and Drug Administration regulations could threaten local farms Each week at farm stands in the Maryland area, we try to explain a peculiar situation to our customers. On the one hand, they want to buy our fresh fruit and vegetables. However, I tell them, that in a few years, these will all be illegal to sell! Why? Because they have some degree of dirt and bacteria on them. The strawberries for instance, have some trace amount of straw and soil on them. As do the tomatoes, beans and cucumbers. We do rinse them before leaving the farm — but we won’t put them through a disinfectant bath nor pack them in antiseptic plastic containers and put “PLU” labels on them. That’s not what consumers want at a farm market — nor is it something we’ll ever be able to do. Regulations for a new food law — FSMA, the Food Safety Modernization Act — administered by the FDA are currently in the process of being finalized. Although the act originally had protections for family farmers like myself, we see those being ignored or phased out over time. Common sense and following the data of recent food safety scares lead us to a very strong conclusion: the further the food travels from the farm to the consumer, the more opportunities it has to become a food safety problem. The current cyclospora food poisoning problem in bagged salads is a good example. This is one reason why 20 million consumers come to farmers markets like ours and want fresh produce from our fields — preferably grown without pesticides, herbicides or GMO seeds. And sadly, protecting consumers from these

synthetic perils is not addressed by FSMA. Nor does the FDA address what is common sense to many scientists, doctors and parents: our bodies are dependent on the good germs and bacteria. If anything, rather than developing the antiseptic globalized industrial-style food system FSMA seeks, we should be searching for ways to increase the amount of good bacteria in our bodies. In fact, fecal implants to repopulate the gut with bacteria are not science fiction — the medical profession is now performing them every day. So, why is this bad science becoming the law of the land? First, it is partially due to corporate profit. Corporations depend on a global supply chain, and in doing so they are finding it increasingly difficult to deliver safe food. At the same time they are losing market share to the local food systems that customers are demanding — witness the sharp increase in farmers markets, community supported agriculture and restaurants offering “farm-to-fork” menus. To avoid legal liability, the corporations want to legitimize an industrial approach to sterilizing everything, without regard to the unnecessary and costly burden placed on local farmers. If your local farmer goes out of business trying to comply with the costs of hundreds of pages of new federal food safety regulations, that just leaves more customers without a local alternative. Second, there is the misguided advocacy of the consumer organizations, like Center for Science in the Public Interest. They mean well, but they think that throwing regulatory words and paperwork

burden at a problem will solve it. This approach is overly legalistic, and it ignores the realities of nature and the practical fact that over-regulating a sector that is not causing a problem — small farmers — cannot possibly lead to safer food. And, finally, there is this administration’s commitment to the biotech industry. It’s no accident that FDA’s deputy commissioner responsible for food safety, Michael R. Taylor, is a former Monsanto vice president. That partially explains why the “safe food” mandate does nothing to protect us from genetically engineered food, and the harsh chemicals that are necessarily paired with it. It will, however, put many of us farmers, who are committed to fresh, healthy and sustainably grown food, out of business. We can all see the future. It is those antiseptic, theoretically bacteria-free plastic containers that will soon become the only way we will be able to shop for all of our produce. And that should be an issue of public outrage.

Michael Tabor, Takoma Park Nick Maravell, Potomac Michael Tabor has been farming for 41 years and supplies Baltimore-area universities and colleges with GMO-free, sustainably grown produce. He is being honored this September for running his farm stand in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, D.C., for 40 years. Nick Maravell serves as a farmer representative on the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board and has farmed organically since 1979, raising grain, livestock and vegetables.

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future but that future lays in our state legislators’ hands. Urge representatives to clean up your community by voting for the bottle bill. My school years have been filled with playgrounds of recyclable trash; do you want your kids’ lives to be the same way?

Jordan Newmark, Olney

Master plan balances environment, development I served on the committee that helped write the 1994 Clarksburg Master Plan and am upset by the groups coming in now trying to rewrite the plan and misrepresent its intent. The master plan was carefully crafted to balance the environment with community building. It placed 1,800 acres on the west side of Ten Mile Creek in the Agricultural Reserve and placed homes on the east side. The additional housing called for in Stage 4 of the master plan — in [an area meant for extra development to preserve other tracts] — is important to helping us attain the full master plan vision for Clarksburg. I never thought in 2013 I’d still be going to Milestone in Germantown to shop. The stores, restaurants, library, fire station and transit promised are not even under construction. So many promises to the people of Clarksburg haven’t been carried out. The same state and local laws that allowed the Intercounty Connector to be built in an environmentally sensitive way will protect the environment. Protecting the Ten Mile Creek watershed can be accomplished without destroying the promises made. Clarksburg is still waiting for things that most Montgomery County residents take for granted. To change course in Clarksburg now is not fair to the people who came here or want to come here.

Joann Snowden Woodson, Clarksburg

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Stronger Diggs tacklesleadership role for Terps Good Counsel graduate chosen to lead Maryland football team as a sophomore

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Northwest High School athletes take the Montgomery County Public Schools’ baseline concussion test on Aug. 14.

New baseline

University of Maryland, College Park football coach Randy Edsall can tell everyone how highly he thinks of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School graduate Stefon Diggs — and, don’t worry, he will — but Edsall would rather let outsiders draw their own conclusions. Edsall even challenged reporters to evaluate Diggs for themselves before Maryland opened fall practice. IF YOU GO “He’s gotten stronger,” Edsall said. “You can see it. n Good Counsel Just look at his arms when he vs. Gilman comes in today.” n When: 8:30 p.m. Diggs complied, wearing Friday a short-sleeve shirt and casually massaging his biceps n Where: Towson while answering questions. University’s Johnny But whether Diggs is Unitas Stadium physically stronger isn’t the n Tickets: $10 only proving ground for the star receiver this season. He’s n TV: ESPNews also attempting to prove he’s become a stronger leader. Last spring, Edsall named Diggs, a sophomore, to a 10-player leadership council comprised mostly of upperclassmen. “He’s a great kid,” Edsall said. “I love being around him. I love how he works. I love his competitiveness. And I love that he likes to accept the challenge. I think, for him, being a leader is another thing that he could look at, say, ‘Hey, this is a challenge, and I’m going to

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ired, moody, irritable, short attention span. Sounds like the typical teenager, right? Maybe, but these are also common concussion symptoms that can easily be mistaken for adolescent angst. Last week, thousands of Montgomery County Public Schools high school studentathletes underwent mandatory baseline concussion testing for the first time, a major step forward in providing awareness and education and ensuring the safety of the county’s athletes, said Dr. Michael R. Yochelson, the vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. In June, the Montgomery County Board of Education approved MCPS Superintendent Joshua P. Starr’s proposal to provide baseline concussion testing at high schools

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Northwest High School athletes take the Montgomery County Public Schools’ baseline concussion test on Aug. 14.

countywide. MCPS entered into contracts with MedStar, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland, ATI Physical Therapy and Metro Orthopedics and Sports Therapy to administer the testing. Yochelson said MedStar will also provide each of its six assigned schools — Walt Whitman, Walter Johnson, Northwood, Sherwood, James H. Blake and Col. Zadok Magruder — with an athletic trainer and a physician. While many of her peers seemed indifferent to the testing — athletes were supposed to go before Aug. 14 tryouts — Thomas S. Wootton High School sophomore Emma Weinberg is a major proponent for it. A concussion knocked the junior varsity soccer player out of the sport for eight months last year. Weinberg and her mother Julie aren’t convinced the hiatus, which the teen said began to affect her emotional well-being, needed to be that long. But doctors had no baseline to work from. A concussion is a force to the brain that causes a change in neurologic function, Yochelson said. Most concussed individuals recover within three weeks, but some can experience prolonged symptoms that include headaches, dizziness, inability to concen-

See CONCUSSION, Page B-2

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Our Lady of Good Counsel High School graduate and University of Maryland, College Park sophomore Stefon Diggs (right) eludes a tackler after catching a pass during practice.

Montrose Christian hires basketball coach Mustangs select former pro player to lead its nationally-known program

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Allison Wong laughed when recalling last year’s fall pep rally at Thomas S. Wootton High School. She recounted the story, how everyone in the gym rah-rahhed for the football team and the state champion soccer team, how even the cheerleaders got a whoop or two. And then, when the golf team was introduced, Wong remembered her friends looking over at her, incredulous, asking: “We have a golf team?” Yes, and not just any golf team. It’s a 3A/4A champion squad, the first to topple Urbana in four years, finishing just seven strokes shy of Walt Whitman’s

STAFF WRITER

in the state hiding in plain sight. It got so bad that, at one point, Shah, who shot a team-best 73-

See WOOTTON, Page B-2

See MONTROSE, Page B-2

n Schedule n Today: Golf, field hockey, cross country. n Next week: Football. n Sept. 4: Boys and girls soccer, girls volleyball, girls tennis.

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Wootton High School golfers Allison Wong, Delaney Shah and Graysen Bright, practice Saturday at Needwood Golf Course. The rest of the starters — junior Justin Feldman, sophomore Delaney Shah, junior Graysen Bright — took note of their anonymity as well, the best golf team

TRAVIS MEWHIRTER

Stu Vetter may have taken his 321 wins, his 2011 National High School Invitational title, his resume boasting more than 40 Division I college athletes and three that played in the National Basketball Association when he resigned in June, but don’t expect the Mustangs to take a step back. About two months after Vetter resigned, saying he wanted to visit his former pupils, the Mustangs hired Bryan Bartley from Hebron Christian Academy (Dacula, Ga.). “The hiring of coach Bartley shows our continued commitment to both academic and athletic excellence as a Christian school,” Montrose Christian Athletic Director Bill Vernon said in a news release. In addition to his duties as the basketball coach, Bartley will also serve as an assistant principal and director of advancement. Bartley played three years of college ball for Upsala and a professional season in Portugal from 1989-1990. He’s been on the marketing side of the sport with the Atlanta Hawks and the coaching side at the high school level for Landmark Christian (Ga.). He was also an assistant at Auburn for three years and a recruiting director for one. Most recently, Bartley was the athletic director for the past two years at Hebron. Now, he’s secured one of the country’s most prestigious names in high school hoops.

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record of 596. Oh, and it featured three girls, an amount that none of the dozen or so coaches and officials asked last October could remember starting in a state championship, let alone to win while doing so. “Even with winning states, no one really knew who the golf team was,” said Wong, whose 146 twoday total was second on the team in the state championship. “Our school was all excited about the soccer team winning.”

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2006 Subaru Legacy WGN...........................6,970

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

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

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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE.......................1,988

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

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2000 Dodge Caravan..................................2,450

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

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

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

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

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

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2008 Suzuki X-7 Luxury.....................14,588

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WOOTTON

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Thomas S. Wootton High School junior golfer Graysen Bright practices Saturday at Needwood Golf Course.

at the state tournament, was asked by four different people if she founded the team that year. “It’s kind of ridiculous, I think,” said Bright, who ���nished the tournament with a 163. “You hear about football, basketball, soccer, but golf? You hear ‘We have a golf team?’” So if winning a state championship with a team complete with what’s thought to be the most girls in the history of the tournament doesn’t get the Patriots any love at pep rallies, then what does? “The record,” Bright immediately suggested. “That’s our goal. And I talk to Allison all the time and we’re saying ‘We’re going to break that record.’” Coach Paul Williams and Feldman were more hesitant to speak of records and the like just yet. The ball, as any golfer knows, “can bounce the wrong way sometimes,” Williams said. But no

amount of modesty could keep the duo from speculating, if not just for a second. “I think with this group of kids, we’ll be able to contend again,” Williams said. “They’re all shooting under par rounds right now.” Feldman has been going particularly low, firing a 29 at the University of Maryland golf course, site of the state championship, in a qualifier for the Middle Atlantic Professional Golfers Association Capital Cup qualifier, which he would go on to help Team Maryland top Virginia. Shah, Wong, and Bright have also been consistently at or around par. An even-par state championship score would be 568, well under Whitman’s mark of 596. “It’s always good to have a little pressure,” Feldman said. “It makes you concentrate that much more. I think it’ll be good, it’ll help us. We definitely have the potential to break that record. There’s no reason we couldn’t.” tmewhirter@gazette.net

DIGGS

Continued from Page B-1 meet the challenge. I’m going to exceed the expectations that people have for me.’ I think that’s the kind of kid he is.” Diggs said he deferred to leaders such as Blake Countess (Michigan), Zach Dancel (Maryland). Vincent Croce (Virginia) and Louis Young (Georgia Tech) at Good Counsel. Diggs doesn’t even remember how captains worked his senior year. But this summer, the Germantown resident said he benefited from having a leadership role thrust upon him. “You’re going to be more cautious on what you do and what you say and how you carry yourself,” Diggs said. “You want to make better decisions. You don’t want to make bad decisions, because people watching you want to do the right thing.” Once leading begins to come naturally to Diggs, he can focus on the field where he excels, setting an ACC freshman total-yardage record last season. “He’s a lot smarter than people think,” wide receivers coach Lee Hull said. “He’s very knowledgeable of the game. He does things to set people up, sort of little subtle things. I think most fans just see the big runs and stuff, but they don’t see how he sets them up to get the big runs, the big plays.” “He’s special. He’s got some special skills that you can’t teach.” On the other hand, Diggs is working on the skills he can learn. He admits, in hindsight, he didn’t weight train as much as he should have in high school. “When I saw a lot of people lifting weights, I saw a lot of people getting hurt,” Diggs said. “So I was a little scared of that, so I really just stuck to the track.” Of course, as evidenced by the arms he showed off recently, Diggs put his all into fixing that, just as he’s put his all into becoming a better leader. “You never worry about him in terms of his effort and everything that he’s going to do on the field,” Edsall said. “Now, I think with him becoming more of a leader, putting more responsibility on his plate, for him to do things for his teammates — I think those are things that are going to take him even further.” dfeldman@gazette.net

CONCUSSION

Continued from Page B-1 trate, memory loss and sensitivity to light and sound, he added. Repetitive brain injuries can lead to severe depression, dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Baseline tests are used to assess an athlete’s balance and brain function, which includes learning and memory skills, ability to pay attention or concen-

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Bryan Bartley is the new boys’ basketball coach at Montrose Christian in Rockville.

MONTROSE

Continued from Page B-1 “The only thing that I know is that Stu does a very good job,” Bartley said. “As far as I’m concerned, I want to continue the success that Montrose had. My top priority is to make sure the kids are prepared for the next level. I want to put things in place that allows them to adjust to the next level.”

trate, and quickness of thought process and problem solving. If a suspected concussion occurs, preseason results can then be compared to a similar exam. If there is a significant decline from the baseline, the athlete is likely concussed, Yochelson said. ImPACT (the software MCPS is using) testing is not a sideline examination, but should be administered once a student-athlete appears to be recovered or if there is question of ongoing con-

In his nearly decade and a half stint with the Mustangs, Vetter built a nearly incomparable system for preparing his athletes to make the transition from high school to college. Bartley, given his three years coaching and recruiting in the SEC, understands full well the challenges of not just prepping high schoolers for the college level, but the most effective means of getting his athletes recruited as well.

cussion symptoms, he added. If test results are abnormal, the test can be given once a week, but it is not recommended that it be done more often than that. Initial concussion diagnoses would likely be determined through the Standardized Concussion Assessment Tool at the time of the incident. Walt Whitman football coach Jim Kuhn said a major benefit of baseline concussion testing is that it takes coaches’

instinct out of the equation and leaves athletes’ safety in the hands of medical professionals. Yochelson said MedStar’s focus is to make sure athletes are provided appropriate management even beyond sports. It is also important, he said, for coaches and parents to be in tune to subtle changes in their charges and children. “When someone is concussed, they might need accommodations in the classroom.

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a lot of weight in wooing talented high school players. “I think No. 1 is to get quality kids that focus on the mission of this being a Christian school,” he said. “Get the kids, bring in a quality coaching staff, finalize the schedule and I think that’s one, two, three. ... The windshield for the future is huge.”

They might not have a headache or dizziness, but they may have a little bit of cognitive slowing,” said Yochelson, who admitted no test is foolproof. After four months of isolation — Weinberg slept 14 to 16 hours a day, had no short-term memory and had extreme sensitivity to light and sound — she returned to school last January. Eager to get back to soccer, doctors decided to give her a baseline concussion test and approximated

tmewhirter@gazette.net what her scores might be given her status as a straight-A student. “[Emma] started feeling better but she would still test poorly,” Julie Weinberg said. “She was scoring in the bottom half and they just kept waiting for her scores to bounce back. But some people just don’t score well. You need to have a concrete tool in front of you that you can compare.” jbeekman@gazette.net


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Montgomery County field hockey appears to be on the cusp of stepping into uncharted territories, or at least some not seen since the early 1990s. Any semblance of certainty has been thrown out the window. The days of “B-CC and everybody else” seem to be a bygone, a relic of the near two-decade-long Amy Wood reign. Now, as proven by last season’s playoff race in which Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School was upset by Thomas S. Wootton, which was then upset by Walter Johnson, while Poolesville made a run at the 2A state title and Sherwood was unexpectedly eliminated after an undefeated regular season, the theme leans more toward complete and total ambiguity at the top. “I don’t know what it is,” Poolesville coach Regina Grubb said. “It’s just a different time and era. There’s more competition. It’s changed a lot.” During Wood’s tenure at B-CC, from 1993-2011, the Barons accumulated 10 state championships in 16 tournament appearances, 277 wins to just 44 losses, and, at one point, nine consecutive Maryland titles. In short, B-CC was invariably the hunted, the team every coach starred on the schedule at the outset. These days, however, “you can’t just focus on one team or a few games,” Walter Johnson coach Erika Murray said. “Just about anybody can beat anybody. ... I think the playing field is starting to level out a little bit.” Contenders sprouted up all over the county last season, from Winston Churchill to Wootton, Walter Johnson to Sherwood, while the amount of competitive teams multiplied in droves (27 percent of last year’s reg-

ular-season games were decided by one goal or less while 10 went into overtime). The top was crowded, the fringe loaded with teams capable of upsetting anybody (e.g. 8-6 Walt Whitman beat undefeated Sherwood in the second round of playoffs). As for why the sudden parity in the system, Murray couldn’t pinpoint it exactly. She floated a theory that maybe more players are competing on the club level and the talent baseline has been slowly ascending. “I think the level of play around the county has increased tremendously and the schools that didn’t used to compete that well are becoming competitive,” Sherwood coach Amy Morse said. “It’s not just the typical schools that are great anymore. I think it’s a great thing, too. I think it really is motivating for the players to compete every game. It’s not just a few teams and everybody else, I think we’re starting to see some really great competition. It’s a wonderful cycle.” More than a dozen coaches responded to an informal Gazette poll asking which teams, private and public, they would consider the top five teams in the county. Given last year’s topsy-turvy nature, the results were expectedly scattered, with Walter Johnson, Wootton and Poolesville garnering the majority of the nods. Five years ago it would seem almost unthinkable to consider the notion that B-CC would be voted out of the top three. “Across the board,” Murray said, “this is the most talent I’ve ever seen in the county.” There was just one thing around the county that every coach spoken to agreed upon: Walter Johnson’s Anna Rowthorn-Apel. The top team may be uncertain. The top player is not. “She’s just a fun player to watch,” Grubb said. tmewhirter@gazette.net

KEEPING IT BRIEF Bethesda resident places fourth in canoe

Holton-Arms athlete wins national title

Bethesda resident Fabien Lefevre came just shy of winning his second medal on International Canoe Federation Slalom World Cup circuit with Saturday’s fourthplace finish in the C-1 (individual canoe) final of World Cup No. 4 in Slovenia. He finished a penalty-free round one-fifth of a second away from bronze.

Holton-Arms High School jumper Lisa Anne-Barrow leapt 18 feet, 9 inches at the Junior Olympic Track and Field National Championships, hosted by North Carolina A&T the week of July 22, good enough for national title recognition. Thomas S. Wootton’s Gwen Shaw helped lead the 400 relay team (45.24 seconds) to a championship as well.

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n Montgomery Blair Blazers: Alexandra Fascione-Hutchins, Temi Ibirogba n James H. Blake Bengals: Nicole Lertora, Victoria Wolsh n Bullis Bulldogs: Sarah Holliday n Winston Churchill Bulldogs: Annie Moshyedi, Clare Nolan n Clarksburg Coyotes: Alexis Wong, Ashley Wong n Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets: Michelle Thomas, Anna Warfield n Good Counsel Falcons: Caroline Campbell n Holton-Arms Panthers: Tess Iannarone, Marisa Postal n Walter Johnson Wildcats: Anna Rowthorn-Apel, Hannah Teicher n Col. Zadok Magruder Colonels: Conni Dykes, Megan McGrew n Paint Branch Panthers: Molly Fers, Erin King n Poolesville Falcons: Madison Lamanna, Anna Murgia n Quince Orchard Cougars: Rachel Feidelman, Dani Tapiero n Richard Montgomery Rockets: Alex Bejean, Nicole Burchett n Rockville Rams: Elizabeth Barrett, Tara Whitney n Sherwood Warriors: Emily Kenul, Gabrielle Yore n Springbrook Blue Devils: Cassidy O’Hearn

Anna Rowthorn-Apel of Walter Johnson at field hockey practice on Monday.

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

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Members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School cross country team practice Monday at the fields on Meadowbrook Lane in Chevy Chase. nior Nora McUmber, Young only lost one senior from his top seven runners last season and spoke highly of several incoming freshman. One new addition outside of the new class is Helen Webster, who decided to forgo her senior year playing field hockey to run cross country. Young said Webster, along with Angelina Peterson and Amanda and Mara Cohen, will be counted on as seniors to help lead the group. A strong crop of runners return across the county, including six of The Gazette’s seven first team selections: Beakes, McUmber, Claire Beautz (Poolesville, junior), Sophie El-Masry (Richard Montgomery, sophomore), Taylor Kozam (Our Lady of Good Counsel, junior) and Lucy Srour (Winston Churchill, junior). On the boys’ side, the Wildcats will look to make it five titles in six years as Martin begins his 16th year of coaching. Despite graduating Nathaniel Rees, seniors Daniel Kosogof, Mathew Morris and Michael Spak return after all finishing in the top 25 at the county championships last season. “We’ve got a good little set of traditions on the boys’ side that works really well,” Martin said.

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In high school sports, there are usually three types of championship teams. There’s the underdog school that rises out of relative mediocrity to win it all, then regresses a bit in the ensuing years. There’s the team that’s a culmination of the work put in by a particularly talented junior or senior class and wins a title or two. And then there’s the perennial powerhouse, the team that seems to reload year after year regardless of the circumstances. In Montgomery County’s cross country scene, Walter Johnson and Bethesda-Chevy Chase are the latter. Entering the 2013 season, B-CC coach Chad Young and Walter Johnson coach Thomas Martin once again appear to have their runners poised for success in what should be another competitive year of cross country in the county. Young’s girls’ squad enters the yearaimingtowinitsthirdstraight Class 4A state title after sweeping the county, regional and state meets last year while Martin’s boys’ team finished one win shy of capturing a fifth-straight 4A state championship after winning counties and regionals. “I think our girls’ team does a great job of taking it one practice at a time. Everybody’s happy to see each other again,” Young said. “They’re pretty in the moment and we have some really good leadership.” Led by junior Caroline Beakes, who won a state title on the Hereford course in 19 minutes, 17.4 seconds last season, and Gazette Player of the Year ju-

n Academy of the Holy Cross Tartans: Sandra Durbin, Kate Taylor n Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons: Helen Webster

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“Seniors are tasked with the responsibility of transmitting how much fun and how important it is to be a dedicated runner. It gets in their heads, they get excited and they want to be part of it. It’s the seniors from the year before that make that happen. They instill that importance.” At Poolesville, senior Chase Weaverling likely will be the athlete everyone’s trying to catch this year as he won a 2A West Region title last year and beat Will Bertrand, in the Montgomery County championship. At B-CC on the boys’ side, senior Peter Horton is recovering from offseason sports hernia surgery while Young said senior Alex Riishojgaard looks very solid in the early going. Meanwhile, the following schools and their top returners all could pose a significant threat to WJ: Walt Whitman (Evan Woods), Northwest (Diego Zarate), Quince Orchard (Ryan McCann) and Richard Montgomery (Stephen Alexander). “Like many teams, we have a bunch of kids who hope to be that special kid that makes a huge leap from the year before,” Martin said. “We’ve been fortunate in the past that we’ve had a lot of kids who step up.”

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Winston Churchill High School football coach Joe Allen hasn’t had much time to process the loss of Malik Harris as the season quickly approaches. Allen said he got an anonymous phone call a couple weeks ago that said the senior running back had enrolled at Friendship Collegiate Academy. But Allen wasted no time answering questions about the shakeup, repeatedly responding before the query ended. How will Churchill adjust after planning on Harris being a significant part of the tea—? “Of course, you’re planning on it,” Allen said. “But at the same time, Blake Dove has

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Winston Churchill High School football coach Joe Allen confirmed that last year’s starting running back, Malik Harris, has left the Potomac school. worked his butt off. He’s taken every rep in the offseason. The kid’s work ethic is second to

none.” So, more carries now for Do—?

“No question about it.” Harris ran for 900 yards and eight touchdowns on 144 carries last season (6.3 yards per carry), and Dove ran for 265 yards and three touchdowns on 65 carries (4.1 yards per carry). Dove proved his ability to handle the rigors of every-down play, starting at linebacker as a freshman for Seneca Valley High School in 2011. “He’s the type of guy that wants it,” Allen said. “When you get a young man that actually wants to accept that role, that’s half the battle.” Dove said he initially didn’t believe Harris’ texts relaying his plan to transfer to Friendship Collegiate. But once Dove got past that surprise, he said he realized he needed to work even harder on his conditioning. At a recent practice, a couple of teammates even told Dove he looked fatigued. “We haven’t really worked

out that much,” Dove said. “So, when it comes down to the season, it’s full speed for me. I’m not going to be tired.” Dove won’t be the only way Churchill replaces Harris, who didn’t return a message seeking comment. Friendship Collegiate also didn’t respond to an email requesting confirmation of Harris’ transfer. Sophomore running back Andrew Zuckerman moves up from junior varsity, as does junior running back/slot receiver Marquette Lewis. And Allen believes Churchill’s can also compensate with another player in the offensive backfield. Sophomore quarterback Sean Strittmatter transferred after starting for Our Lady of Good Counsel High School’s junior varsity team last season. He’ll be competing with sophomore Colin Smyth, who was Churchill’s backup junior varsity quarterback last season before growing a few inches,

gaining 20 pounds and earning rave reviews for his offseason work ethic. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a kid improve as much from their freshman year to their sophomore year, especially given the fact that he didn’t play much as a freshman,” Allen said. Put it all together, and Allen is more than satisfied. “We have multiple threats,” Allen said. “We’re not a team that was going to go in with relying solely on Malik Harris. We feel like we’ve good players that can contribute. “Of course, we’ll miss Malik. But his parents did what they felt was in his best interest, and I have to respect that. At this point, we’ve moved on as a team, and our team is very confident with the kids we have.” dfeldman@gazette.net

Taking over a field hockey dynasty at Holy Cross BY

TRAVIS MEWHIRTER STAFF WRITER

It’s one thing when a school is particularly pleased with its hiring of a new field hockey coach. It’s another thing entirely when the biggest rival of said school — in this case, the hiring was done by Academy of the Holy Cross — is genuinely thrilled for the program as well. “That’s awesome!” exclaimed Our Lady of Good Counsel High School field hockey coach Theda Bagdon upon hearing that former Walt Whitman coach Lindsey Weller had been called in to replace longtime Tartans’ coach Jenna Ries. “That’s a huge score for them.” Ries built the program

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Academy of the Holy Cross field hockey players Kate Taylor (left) and Kristyn Gaines practice on Friday. into something of a dynasty,

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from a Ries-headed program to a slightly different style, it’s a person who formerly played under Ries as both a lacrosse and field hockey player, which Weller did as a high schooler at Quince Orchard. “We have a lot of similarities in how we coach and I think I’m going to bring my own strengths to the table,” she said. “I take pride in how I coach. I would describe myself as an intense coach, motivated, caring and definitely field hockey-oriented.” As a coach with the Jackals club team over the summer — which Ries also coaches for — Weller has already begun the process of developing chemistry with nearly half her team and is familiar with their styles of play, and how they respond to certain critiques and criticisms. One of those athletes happens to be Taylor, a first team All-Gazette selection as a

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ment Kephart must resolve regarding Combs. Kephart rated Combs as the team’s best offensive lineman and one of its top two defensive linemen, but Kephart said he and his defensive coordinator have been fighting about who gets Combs this season. The player has a simple solution. “I think I’ll be starting both ways,” Combs said. That would be quite the impressive physical feat by Combs, who’s only 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds. Just as he tries to prove he’s not too big for the track, he strives to prove he’s not too small for the line. “That kind of drives my whole play,” Combs said. “I have a chip on my shoulder that I’m kind of an undersized lineman. I can still keep up with everyone else and try to dominate.” How does Combs compensate? “He’s intelligent,” Kephart said. “He learns his assignments. He doesn’t make mental mistakes. He blocks where he’s supposed to block. He goes where he’s supposed to go. No. 2, he’s athletic. And he’s tough. He’s tough, and he’s strong. All those things all work together on his behalf.” Combs’ stature has limited options to play at the next level. He said he’s in the process of applying to University of Maryland, College Park, Towson University, University of Pittsburgh and James Madison University for purely academic reasons. Still, he hopes a smaller football program will consider him and at least provide another option. “After the season is over, if he has a good year and we have a good year, it wouldn’t surprise me if some [Division II] schools come around and take a look at him,” Kephart said. “He’d be a hell of a D3 football player. For now, Combs is beginning to accept that his football career might end after this season. “The fact that, just the possibility that, I might not play football ever again just makes me want to give it all this year and really make the most out of the season,” Combs said. dfeldman@gazette.net

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Weedon Guy, Pearce John and Kimberly Guy and Frederick and Deborah Pearce announce the marriage of their children, Jennifer Guy and Jacob Pearce, on July 20, 2013, at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt. The bride attended Seneca Valley High School and graduated with a degree in elementary education from Towson University. She is now teaching elementary school in Montgomery County. The groom attended Washington Christian Academy and graduated from Liberty University with a major in psychology and a minor in criminal justice. He is now a manager at a local establishment. The couple honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico, and they are now residing in Montgomery County.

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Perry and Linda Weedon recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a family gathering crab feast and shrimp boil in New Market. They were married at Ascension Lutheran Church in Landover Hills on July 6, 1963. They have three sons, Todd and wife Gina; Brett and wife Lynn; and Brooke and wife Sabrina; eight grandchildren and one more on the way. The children and Linda’s mother, Helon, who is 93, also surprised the couple with a cruise gift certificate. The Weedons have lived in Rockville for 45 years.

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501-B3 S. Frederick Ave Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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301-762-5224

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14431 Traville Garden Circle Rockville, Maryland 20850

• Minutes away from I-270, Metro, and MARC Train

21000 Father Hurley Boulevard Germantown, MD 20874

301-948-8898

340 N. Summit Ave. • Gaithersburg, MD

301-528-4400

www.churchillseniorliving.com

SILVER SPRING

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and reach over 206,000 homes!

kSpacious Floor Plans kSmall Pets Welcome

BURTONSVILLE:

DISCOVER DELAWARE’S RESORT LIVING WITHOUT RESORT PRICING!

Low Taxes! Gated Community,amazing amenities, equestrian facility, Olympic Pool. New Homes mid $40’s. Brochures available 1-866-629-0770 or www.coolbranch.com

TIMESHARE:

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

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

DAMACUS:

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

GAITH: 3br, 2.5 newly rmd ba 3lvl th fin bsmt xtra bd, hrwd flrs, $1875 Hoc OK 240-372-0532

GAITH: 3br, 3.5ba, fin-

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

GAITH: 5-6BR 4BA, 2 fin lvls. SG Metro. Shops. NS/NP. $2095 Cr chk 240-751-7154 8103 Shady Spring Dr.

MONT VILL: SFH, 2

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

M V : All new remod 3br, 2.5ba, 3 lvl TH, deck, pool NS, NP, $1,550 + utils. Avail Sept 1. 301-990-9294

N.POTOMAC: 2br

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

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

BOYDS/NR Rt # 118 GAITHERSBURG/ bsmt Apt in SFH LILAC GARDEN 1 2BR’s, foyer, bath, all Bedroom, $999 + elec appl, kitchen, pvt ent Available immed. Male/Female. $1500 301-717-7425 - Joe inc util 240-899-1694 GAITH/MV: 2Br/2Ba CHEVY CHASE: Condo w/patio, W/D 1BD, 1BA at Riviera. Comm Pool $1350/mo Indoor parking and util + utils, conv location included. $1650. Near Call: 240-477-0131 metro. 301-529-1226 GAITHERSBURG:

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

LAKESIDE APTS GAITHERSBURG

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

Great Prices

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

Apt. $1185 incl util, CATV, Free Parking Avail now. NS/NP CALL: 301-424-9205

E X C L U S I V E WATERFRNT ESTATE: Beautiful

Coastal getaway has over 350 ft of navigable water, ready to build and dock your boat! Must Go! $47K 828-233-4052

OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best

selection of affordable rentals. Full/partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday Real Estate. 1-800-638-2102. Online reservations: www.holidayoc.com

GAITH/SENECA 3 BR, HWY/370:

B O W I E : TH

3BR, 2.5BA car garage 2 level deck $ 1850 /mo call 916-718-7761 or 770-337-0466

ADELPHI,

MD

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

2.5BA TH with W/D, Avail Now. $1600/mo + utils 301-774-2496

GAITH: spac 3lvl EU

TH w/ grg, 3br, 4ba, fin bsmt, deck, no pets, cl to 270 & mall $1700/mo + utils Call: 301-241-3263

GERM:Large TH 4br,

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

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

HYATTSVILLE: High

Rise Condo Aprt 2BR 1BA Lrg Balcony All Utils Incld, Avail Now. $1400/mnth 301-5281011 240-447-5072

KENTLANDS: Condo

2BR, 2BA, walking distance to pool, tennis courts, community center. hardwood floors, granite, w/d, walkin closet, parking, $1,700/mo HOA fees incl. 301.806.7311

ROCK: 1Br, newly

GAITHERSBURG:

TH 3BR, 2.5BA, finish bsmt, comm pool, cl to Kentlands, $1950 + utils 301-222-7236

HYATTSVILLE:

DMSCUS/GERM:

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

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

SIL SPG: Longmead

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

BOWIE: Furnished

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

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

GERMANTOWN

pvt entr, 1br, 1ba, kit, livrm, $850+ sec dep uti cable, parking, incl. Np/Ns 301-253-1370

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

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

GE RMA NT OWN :

GAITHERS: 1BR in

GE RMA NT OWN :

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

GAITHERSBURG

1Br in an Apartment $600/ mo util included Ns Np, Nr Metro, Bus Shops. 240-603-3960

GAITHERSBURG

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

GAITHERSBURG:

rm for rent in condo, nr bus/shops, utils, cable, incld $500 301-9724535 Available 9/1 Rm for rent in TH nr bus & shopping center $550/mo util include NP/NS 240-715-5147

MONT

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

SS:Female only 1Br

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

SS: NEW 1BR Apt 1st

floor private ENT, KIT, BA, PARKING. $1300 utils incld, quiet 301879-2868

TAKOMA

PARK:

NS room for rent $550/month AC, carpeted, PVT ent, nr shop,bus/metro. Utils Incld. 301-448-2363

TWINBROOK RMs

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

WHEATON: Male

pref non-smoker, 1BR, shr BA, near metro, $525/mnth util incl +dep 301-933-6804

VILLAGE:

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

ROCK: clean Large

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

Bedroom, Qn bed, Kit, FR, TV, Shr Ba, Util incl $625/month Call: 301-424-8377

Male, 1Br $299, Near Metro & Shops. NS. Available Now. 301-219-1066

GAITHERSBURG:

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

GAITH:M BRs $430+

SILVER SPRING:

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

suite w/ tv, pvt ent, kit, ba, w/d, NS/NP $1050/mo incl util. K. Ghana 301-438-2414

kFull Size W/D in every unit

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

GAITHERSBURG:

GE RMA NT OWN :

SS: 1 BR furn bsmt

kFamily Room

GLENMONT:

2 furn. BD, w/shared OLNEY:15x12 bdrm in BA. Close to 270/355. SFR $650/mo incl $500 & $550 utils incl. utils, cable,inet. Smok& inter access. Parking outside/NP 301ing. Available now! 924-9108 240-418-8785

440+475+555+ Maid Ns/Np, nr 270/370/Bus shops, quiet, conv.Sec Dep 301-983-3210

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

DMSCUS/GERM:

DAMASCUS: Bsmt

(301) 460-1647 1 Month

kBalcony Patio

G560398

Contact Ashby Rice at (301) 670-2667 for pricing and ad deadlines. A u g SILVER POTOMAC: SPRING: 24th, 10-2, gorgeous Estate Sale Sat Aug 4Br SFH, Douglas 24th 9a-3p 1525 Realty 301-996-2531 Gridley Lane, 20902 11512 Karen Drive

kSwimming Pool

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

SILVER

SPRING:

Room for $480/mo, shared kit Ba, W/D, CABTV & Util, Please CALL: 301-404-2681

FLEA MARKET

Sat & Sun, August 24 & 25, 8am-4pm Montgomery County Fairgrounds 16 Chestnut St. Gaithersburg, MD Great Bargains & Low Prices Vendors Wanted FREE Admission & FREE Parking 301-649-1915 * johnsonshows.co

WANTED TO PURCHASE Antiques & Fine Art, 1 item Or Entire Estate Or Collection, Gold, Silver, Coins, Jewelry, Toys, Oriental Glass, China, Lamps, Books, Textiles, Paintings, Prints almost anything old Evergreen Auctions 973-818-1100. Email evergreenauction@hot mail.com

AUCTION

Household Goods Ronald Jackson Anthony Smith Aisha Cody Reginald Butler Carla Thomas Sept 5, 2013 @ 2p 4944 Wyaconda Rd Rockville, MD 20852

HUNT AUCTION

Sunday, August 25th,10:00 AM At Hunts Place 19521 Woodfield Rd (Rte 124) Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Estates- Furniture & Sports Cards

301-948-3937

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