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“NS2 Serves helped bridge my military skills to business skills,” says Darnell Broadnax of Frederick, a 20-year Marine Corps veteran, here speaking at NS2 Serves’ ﬁrst graduation ceremony in Potomac.
Former Rockville Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio has been part of a group of people working to develop a science center in the city for 25 years. And while the project still
has a long way to go, organizers, with a fresh round of funding, are looking at sites and preparing to take the next step. In April, the legislature approved a $75,000 bond bill for land acquisition, design and development of a site for the facility. The bill stipulates that supporters must raise a matching amount. “We’re on our way, to some degree,” Marcuccio said. The project will ultimately cost in the millions of dollars,
New venture targets national security veterans BY
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A new Rockville enterprise aims to provide military veterans more than an education: NS2 Serves is giving some much-needed stability to them and their families. NS2 Serves, which helps veterans earn their certiﬁcation in SAP Technology software, was launched by Mark Testoni, a 20-year Air Force veteran, as an independent, nonproﬁt established by SAP National Security Services Inc. “Many of the veterans with jobs are underemployed,” said
Rockville celebrates with Hometown Holidays Rockville will pull out the stops with its downtown Hometown Holidays this weekend, with an array of family activities, plus its annual Memorial Day parade Monday. Free concerts on five stages will feature more than 30 bands, with music ranging from pop, rock, Americana and bluegrass to polka, LatinAmerican, Irish, Hispanic and reggae. Kids can build a sand castle, bounce in inflatable structures — socks are recommended, as surfaces can be warm — enjoy amusement rides and tackle the climbing wall. For $1.25 per ticket, foodies can enjoy the Taste of Rockville on Saturday and Sunday on Maryland Avenue. Cuisine
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includes pizza, Korean, Ethiopian, barbecue, Indian, Latin American and Greek. The Rockville Environment Commission will present a free screening of the ﬁlm “Trashed — No Place For Waste,” which, with Jeremy Irons, looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of air, land and sea by waste. The movie will be shown at Rockville Memorial Library at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Hometown Holidays will run from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Now in its 26th year, Hometown Holidays typically draws about 60,000 people. The 70th annual Memorial Day parade will kick off at 10:30 a.m. Monday, with marching bands, pompom squads and dance units. — ROBERT RAND
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“We are for gun-violence prevention,” says the Rev. Roy W. Howard, speaking Thursday in front of St. Mark Presbyterian Church in North Bethesda.
Rockville smart-gun dispute sparks clergy rally BY
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The smart-gun controversy in Rockville came to a North Bethesda church Thursday, where several clergy members and others rallied against the gun lobby. “I think the more people in our faith traditions can stand up publicly and bear witness to efforts to save God’s children is an effort in the right direction,” said the Rev. Roy W. Howard, pastor at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, where the rally was held. He and others are trying “to prevent gun violence, which is the prevention of death,” Howard said. “In the most succinct way we are speaking for life.” For several weeks, the church has been hosting a stark outdoor display of T-shirts
representing last year’s gun violence victims that has been traveling to various sites. The rally was held in response to the pressure brought to bear recently on a Rockville gun retailer who initially planned to sell the 10-round Armatix iP1 smart gun, which can be ﬁred only when the shooter is wearing a special watch or ring with a partnering chip. After receiving what he said were death threats against him and his dog if he sold the gun, coowner Andy Raymond dropped his plans. “We are for gun-violence prevention,” Howard said. “We believe we can reach that goal by having safe guns.” Howard said he and his fellow clergy speakers understood
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Testoni, NS2’s president. “We believe our vets deserve more than minimum wage jobs.” Testoni said he heard a lot of lip service about employing returning veterans — but he also saw unemployment rates upward of 40 percent among them. He felt a calling to give back to his community, especially veterans, he said. When he looked to hire veterans, he found few with the technology skills needed in today’s job market. “There are so many men and women in the military who need help because they may not have a degree, or have only a partial degree,”
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presentations; and space where science groups can meet. Organizers also plan to create programs such as science cafes, robotics leagues and summer camps, plus one for sponsoring and judging the ScienceMontgomery Science Fair’s Award for Excellence in Communication of Science. Marcuccio said she would love to see the center develop
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said Soo Lee-Cho, a lawyer and member of the board of trustees of the nonproﬁt Rockville Science Center Inc. No location has been chosen, but the group is looking at several sites in Rockville, she said. The center will include areas for hands-on activities, workshops and labs for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics; an auditorium with multimedia equipment for programs and
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Rockville named one of America’s playful cities
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Rockville has been named a Playful City USA in a national program by the nonproﬁt KaBOOM! in partnership with the Humana Foundation. The program honors communities that work to ensure that all U.S. children, especially the 16 million living in poverty, have easy access to balanced and active play in their communities, according to a city news release. The designation recognizes Rockville’s role as a leader in “playability.” Rockville is home to more than 1,000 acres of parkland, with 33 passive and 32 active parks. It has three community centers, a nature center, civic center, swim and ﬁtness center and senior center, and offers its residents classes, camps, sports leagues and arts programs. The award recognizes the city’s government leadership on play; its collaborations among nonproﬁt partners, foundations, municipal agencies, the business community and local civic groups; and ability and commitment to use data to address inequality through infrastructure investment, policy change and programming. Rockville was one of 212 communities to win the award.
Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville is a hotbed of legal eagles and engineering whizzes. The school’s mock trial team recently won the state championship, defeating the team from the private Park School of Baltimore. Students argued their cases before Court of Appeals Judge Robert N. McDonald. The Montgomery High team advanced to the ﬁnals by defeating Eleanor Roosevelt High School of Greenbelt and Franklin High School of Reisterstown. The competition is sponsored by the Citizenship Law-Related Education Program in cooperation with the Maryland State Bar Association and the state judiciary. Meanwhile, the school’s RM-ed and Dangerous robotics team took home some hardware in the First Tech Challenge world championships held last month at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The team won second place among the Inspire Award winners and was a ﬁnalist for a Motivate Award. The team’s challenge was to design and build a robot that would pick up small plastic cubes and put them in baskets on a balancing structure. The robots also had to
Rockville pools open Saturday The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s outdoor pools, splash playground and waterslide will open for the season at noon Saturday. The lobby and ﬁtness center will be open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; the north indoor pool will be open 6 to 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. On Memorial Day on Monday, the outdoor recreation and ﬁtness pools will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Indoors, the north pool and ﬁtness center will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The swim center’s outdoor facilities will be open weekends from through June 8. Starting June 13, the outdoor pools will be open daily from noon to 9 p.m. through Labor Day. The center has a ﬁtness room and indoor and outdoor pools. Outdoors, the facility includes a 50-meter lap pool with 1- and 3-meter diving boards; a large freeform recreation pool with a water slide and beach-style entrance; a tot pool with fountains; an interactive “sprayground” with slides, fountains and waterfalls; a snack bar; and a new bath house that opened in 2013. Indoors, the center has two heated lap pools: the north pool
has a zero-depth beach entry and six lanes for lap swimming, and the south pool has six lanes for lap swimming. The center also has a 15-person spa and locker rooms with showers and saunas. Memberships are available all year, with options for individuals, families and seniors. More information is at rockvillemd.gov/swimcenter or call 240-314-8750.
Bethesda dentist honored for charity work Usa Bunnag, a Bethesda dentist, won a 2014 Individual Making a Difference Award from Nonproﬁt Village in Rockville for founding a charity, Smiles on Wings, that provides dental and humanitarian aid to under-served communities in her native Thailand. Bunnag annually leads two medical missions to rural Thai communities. Since its founding in 2004, Smiles on Wings has provided services to more than 2,300 people along the Thai-Myanmar border. It also has provided dental care and education to more than 900 tsunami-stricken orphans and other needy children and has raised money to build a permanent dental clinic in the tsunami-affected area. The charity also provides scholarships to students who have returned to their rural communities as health professionals and teachers. Bunnag also has provided aid in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Katrina in 2005 and Sandy in 2012.
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Before entering Montgomery County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court, Angela Brown’s life options were limited. “Jail or death,” said Brown, 43, of White Oak, who graduated from the program in 2010. The year was 2008. Brown was in jail again. She had lost custody of both of her daughters and said she had stopped caring about life. She smoked crack while she was pregnant with her oldest child, whom she delivered during a previous stint in jail. She stayed clean during her second pregnancy, but relapsed after that. “I cared, but I didn’t care,” Brown said, “because I didn’t change. I didn’t ﬁnd a solution to my addiction. I wanted to get high.” Thanks to drug court, Brown is no longer Angela Brown, the crack addict. She’s a proud mom, a career woman, a student. Brown is clean and sober, living a life full of options. “I thank God for the drug court program for helping me change my life around,” Brown said. Montgomery County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court in Rockville is an 18-month alternative sentencing program for repeat drug offenders. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Nelson W. Rupp Jr. created it 10 years ago, looking for a better way. He remembers former graduates like old friends and nearly came to tears when talking about some during an interview. “It’s about changing the whole person,” Rupp said. “It’s not just about staying clean.” Participants who complete drug court are honored at a graduation ceremony. This year’s spring graduation was held May 14 in a crowded Rockville courtroom, minus the typical decorum. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy’s speech included a song and dance to Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy.” Brown was one of this year’s keynote speakers. Case workers described her as a “hot mess” when she began, but she became a drug court success story. Brown has reunited with family and has a job in management. She is studying psychology and hopes to start a group home for teens struggling with addictions. “If I can change, I know somebody else can change,”
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Montgomery County Circuit Judges Joseph M. Quirk (left) and Nelson W. Rupp Jr. dance to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams during the adult drug court graduation ceremony May 14 in Rockville. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy played part of the music video of “Happy” and asked everyone in the courtroom to stand up and dance. Below: Angela Brown of White Oak, a past graduate, addresses the crowd in the courtroom.
Brown said. Maryland’s drug courts formed as part of a national push to change how drug offenders are punished, said Gray Barton, executive director of Maryland’s Office of Problem Solving Courts. Barton said Florida is credited with creating the ﬁrst drug court programs during the 1980s. The state’s jails were flooded with drug-related offenders who kept coming back despite harsh sentences. In Maryland, there are 12 Circuit Court-based adult drug courts. According to Rupp, 140 people have graduated from Montgomery’s drug court program since its inception in 2004. The program has an 85 percent success rate, he said. McCarthy lauded drug court for helping to get offenders out from under the justice system. Two prosecutors from the state’s attorney’s ofﬁce are assigned to drug court. “Being in drug court, you get the opportunity to see the back story,” said Sherri Koch, an assistant state’s attorney involved
with drug court from the start. “We don’t always get to see the rehabilitation.” Drug court participants report to Rupp or Circuit Judge Joseph M. Quirk on Thursday nights. They must attend therapy sessions and meetings for drug addiction and undergo drug testing nearly every day. Participants also must keep a job. Violating the rules could mean jail time. “We recognize there are going to be bumps along the road,” Rupp said. “The vast majority go through ups and downs.” That’s what happened to Samad Cassim, who failed a drug test during his ﬁrst few weeks in drug court in 2011. He was ordered to spend a month behind bars. Cassim said the experience scared him. “I was on this steel bunk bed with no mat, nothing. Just steel,” said Cassim, 31, of Potomac. “I was handcuffed to the bed post. I couldn’t move because I was withdrawing. They thought I was going to do something to myself. My bones felt like breaking. I thought I was going to die.” An addiction to prescription painkillers led Cassim to drug court in early 2011. He recreationally used Percocet to cope after the mortgage ﬁrm he worked for closed in 2009. That escalated to a $1,000-amonth Oxycotin addiction, facilitated by a doctor who gave prescriptions for cash. When the doctor stopped giving out prescriptions, Cassim said, he resorted to concocting bogus precription slips
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Ofﬁcials on Thursday welcomed the latest addition to Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville — a new $140 million, six-story tower that combines functions under one roof. The new wing is perched at the corner of Maryland Avenue and East Jefferson Street, near Town Square. The south tower is the new home for the court’s family and juvenile services department, which used to hold its proceedings in a courthouse about a block away, according to county spokeswoman Esther Bowring. Civil and criminal cases will remain in the north tower — what used to be called the Montgomery County Judicial Center. Bowring said the new south tower has been in operation since May 5. Construction on the project began in May 2011, a month before the opening of the brand new Montgomery County District Court building across Jefferson Street. The nine-story Circuit Court building known as the Montgomery County Judicial Center,
at 50 Maryland Ave., was completed in 1980. The problem, county officials said, was that Circuit Court filings exceeded the 17-courtroom capacity of the old Judicial Center, leaving no space for expansion. Bowring said a needs assessment in 2003 projected that 31 circuit judges would be needed by 2020, which also meant an increase in support staff. Montgomery County Circuit Court has 22 judges. The new tower adds 10 courtrooms and eight hearing rooms, along with mediation rooms and ofﬁces. The features of the new south tower include roof-mounted solar panels and a green roof with plants that absorb rainwater and help provide natural insulation. The construction of the south tower is the second phase of a three-part project. The ﬁrst phase called for the renovation of the roof and heating and air conditioning system in the north tower. The final phase, which is expected to begin in June, will relocate the jury ofﬁce, expand the state attorney’s ofﬁce, and upgrade and renovate the clerk of the court ofﬁces. The ﬁnal phase of the project is expected to take 15 months. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Realtors group opens new headquarters The Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors has moved to new, 15,000-squarefoot headquarters at 15201 Diamondback Drive, Suite 100, Rockville. The association acquired the building about a year ago. The move gives the trade group free parking for members and visitors, and bigger areas for its members, according to a news release. It also lets the association install new technology for training and meeting rooms, including a classroom with 100-plus seats and a 40-seat training room. “As a real estate association, we believe it’s important for us to own our building,” Greg Ford, president of the association, said in a statement. That gives the group more
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Choice Hotels names new vice president Choice Hotels International of Rockville has named Tim Muir vice president, franchise development. Muir will be responsible for the franchise growth of the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Cambria Suites, Sleep Inn and the Ascend Hotel Collection brands. Previously, Muir was the senior vice president, franchise sales and development for Wyndham Hotel Group, responsible for all new construction brands in North America. Choice Hotels franchises more than 6,300 hotels in the U.S. and more than 35 other countries and territories.
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Tiger Woods came to Bethesda on Monday to promote his golf tournament next month — and say he doesn’t know if he’ll be healthy enough to play. The Quicken Loans National — formerly AT&T National — at Congressional Country Club runs the last week of June, and with only a month left to recover from the microdiscectomy surgery he had March 31 for his back pain, Woods sounded iffy on his prospects. “It’s not going to be up to me whether I play or not. It’s going to be up to my docs,” said Woods, 38, who last played on the pro tour in March and missed last year’s event at Congressional due to another injury. “Obviously, I want to play now. … I miss the game.” Woods said he can chip and putt some, as well as play a different kind of game since his surgery. “I am damned good at video games,” said Woods, who is second all-time in PGA Tour victories with 79 and in major tournament wins with 14. “One of my good friends, [Dallas Cowboys quarterback] Tony Romo, went through the same procedure that I had, and he said you become an expert in all different types of video games. And he’s right.”
Attendance at the Congressional event has been signiﬁcantly higher when Woods plays. In the three tournaments at Congressional that he has participated in, attendance averaged some 156,500, compared with an average of about 127,000 in the two tournaments there when he didn’t play. The event moved to Pennsylvania in 2010 and 2011 as Congressional hosted the 2011 U.S. Open. The Congressional event saw its highest weeklong attendance in 2009 — when Woods played and won — of about 194,000 spectators. That generated an estimated $29.1 million in direct and indirect spending in hotels, restaurants, shops and other venues in the county, according to a study commissioned by the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development. When Woods plays, the crowd boost is noticeable, said Sue McNamara of Colesville, a volunteer marshal at the tournament. “We understand he has to get his back healed,” she said. “When he is at his peak, he is a lot of fun to watch.” Local hotels notice the difference, too. Bookings for the last week in June at the 390-room Hyatt Regency Bethesda are going strong, but there is a noticeable boost during years in which Woods plays, general manager Anthony Arbeeny said. “A lot of people will wait to see if he is going to play,” Arbeeny said. The tournament has commitments from 2013 defending champion Bill Haas, 2013 U.S. Open and 2010 AT&T National champ Justin Rose, 2012 FedEx Cup champ Brandt
“It’s not going to be up to me whether I play or not. It’s going to be up to my docs.” Tiger Woods Snedeker and Lee Westwood, who has ﬁnished second in two majors. The wetter-than-normal winter and spring will provide a “great foundation” for the course, said Steve Durante, president of Congressional. After the derecho storm of 2012, some renovations were made, such as planting new trees, which the rain has helped mature faster, he said. “We expect the course to be as ﬁrm and fast as it ever was,” Durante said.
First year for new title sponsor This will be the first year for the Quicken Loans title sponsor. Quicken Loans is offering a $1 million sweepstakes that fans can enter on its website. If a player makes a hole-in-one on the par-3 10th hole at Congressional, a lucky fan’s name will be drawn to win the prize. Joanne Rashbaum, an Alexandria, Va., resident who has volunteered during the golf tournament since it started except the two years the event moved, didn’t expect any big changes with the new title sponsor.
“It should be a seamless transition,” said Rashbaum, who plans to oversee the “We Salute Our Heroes” military signing tribute wall again this year. Volunteers greatly outnumber the full-time paid staff of the Tiger Woods Foundation and tournament interns. Besides crowd control, volunteer jobs include ball spotters, checking in spectators, walking scorers, caddies’ aides, checking out carts and performing special services for players. Most jobs require them to be at least 18, although some teens can be standard bearers, who carry the signs displaying players’ scores. Volunteers get food coupons as well as a guest pass that allows them to bring a family member or friend. McNamara said there are still a few openings for volunteers on her team at the ﬁrst hole. More information on being a volunteer is on the tournament website. “You don’t have to be a golfer to volunteer,” she said. This year’s Quicken Loans National is set for June 23-29 with a $6.5 million purse. email@example.com
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Women’s business plan competition underway Rockville Economic Development Inc. and the Maryland Women’s Business Center have launched the 11th annual StartRight! Business Plan Competition for Women Entrepreneurs. In the contest’s 10 years, almost 500 women in the region have entered. A recent survey of the 38 winners found that 89 percent are still in business and all of those companies reported hiring more employees, totaling more than 150 new jobs. The competition is designed to give new businesses support through more than $15,000 in cash prizes, publicity and feedback on their business plan from a panel of judges. To qualify, businesses must be at least 51 percent woman-owned and younger than 3 years old, with operations in Maryland, Washington or Virginia. Companies may be in the pre-startup phase. Full business plans are due June 25. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Power Conference on Aug. 28 at the Montgomery County Conference Center in North Bethesda. Entries should be submitted at MarylandWBC.org/startright. For more information, contact Laura Gastwirth at 301-315-8096 or laura@ rockvillewbc.org.
Bulldozers, trash trucks and more on display The city of Rockville and the American Public Works Association are hosting National Public Works Week this week. This year’s theme highlights public works professionals, whose work includes building and planning through sustainable practices, according to a city news release. A free equipment show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center outdoor pool parking lot, 355 Martins Lane. The public will have the opportunity to meet the city’s public works staff and to see recycling and trash trucks, earth-moving equipment and other machinery.
Complete report at www.gazette.net The following is a summary of incidents in the Rockville area to which Montgomery County and/or Rockville city police responded recently. The words “arrested” and “charged” do not imply guilt. This information was provided by the county and Rockville city police media services ofﬁce.
Auto Theft • On May 1 or 2 in the 400 block of Blandford Street, Rockville. Robbery and Assault • On May 5 at 11 a.m. in the 1500 block of Rockville Pike, Rockville. Unknown subject had left the business with items he had not paid for. The complainant said he had begun following the subject, who was walking southbound on Rockville Pike. The subject turned around and assaulted the complainant, knocking him to the ground, then ﬂed. Sexual Assault • On May 1 between 3:50 and 6 p.m. in the 12400 block of Village Square Terrace, North Bethesda. The subject is known to the victim. Residential Burglary • 16600 block of Darnestown Road, Boyds, between May 2 and 5. Forced entry, took nothing. • 17500 block of Kohlhoss Road, Poolesville, between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. May 3. Attempted forced entry, took nothing. • 11400 block of Cephise Court, North Potomac, between 2 and 2:45 p.m. May 5. Forced entry, took nothing.
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Margaret Truman of Rockville was among the demonstrators protesting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Monday in Potomac Falls, where President Obama was to speak at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser. She is ﬂanked by Erik Garrett of Washington, D.C., who was dressed as a polar bear, and Neal Howlett of Alexandria, Va. The demonstration was organized by Activists from 350 Montgomery County, 350.org, the Montgomery County Pledge of Resistance and the Center for Biological Diversity.
MEMORIAL DAY CLOSINGS On Memorial Day, Montgomery County government ofﬁces, libraries and school ofﬁces are closed, as are state ofﬁces and courts. • County liquor stores are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Swimming pools are open, but senior centers and recreation centers are closed. Check with individual parks or visit montgomeryparks.org to ﬁnd out which gardens, ice rinks, tennis centers, trains and carousels are open on the holiday. • Ride On buses, Metrobus and
Metrorail will all be operating on Sunday schedules and the TRiPS commuter stores in Silver Spring and Friendship Heights are closed. Parking in county-operated garages, lots and on-street metered parking spaces is free. • Trash and recycling will not be picked up on Memorial Day and the transfer station is closed. For the rest of the week, the trash collection schedule will shift to one day later.
Rockville • City Hall and some city facilities will be closed Monday. • Recycling, yard waste and trash collections will be postponed by one day all week. More information is at 240-314-8568 or rockvillemd.gov/ recycling-refuse. • The following facilities will be closed: F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre and box ofﬁce; Croydon Creek Nature Center; Glenview Mansion and Art Gallery; Lincoln Park, Thomas
Farm and Twinbrook community centers; and the senior center. • Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s indoor pool, north pool and ﬁtness center will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. The outdoor recreation and ﬁtness pools will be open noon to 9 p.m. The south indoor pool will be closed. • Parking fees at city-owned meters will be suspended. More information is at rockvillemd.gov or call 240-314-5000. — FROM STAFF REPORTS
Theft • On May 2 between 5:30 and 6 p.m. in the 1800 block of Rockville Pike, Rockville. Unknown subject gained access to a construction site by forcing the hinges off a locked gate and took a fuel pump. A nearby shed also had a padlock damaged, but nothing inside was taken. • On May 4 between 5 and 6:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Martins Lane, Rockville. Unknown subject removed a wallet containing a driver’s license and credit cards from an unlocked locker at a recreational facility. • Between 7 p.m. May 9 and 9:47 a.m. May 10 in the 800 block of Rockville Pike, Rockville. Unknown subject removed two unsecured patio umbrellas from the outside of a business. Vehicle Larceny • 400 block of Elmcroft Boulevard, Rockville, between 11:30 p.m. April 25 and 9 a.m. April 26. Unknown subject removed a fog light from a vehicle. • 13300 block of Deerbrook Drive, Potomac, between 1 and 7:35 a.m. April 30. Unlocked doors, took an MP3 player, clothing, backpack and cash. • 10600 block of Beechknoll Lane, Potomac, between 4:30 and 10:45 a.m. April 30. Unlocked doors, took a tablet computer and a portable hotspot device. • 1900 block of Henry Road, Rockville, at 6:03 a.m. May 3. Unknown entry, took EZ Pass. • 14900 block of Shady Grove Road, Rockville, between 11:15 and 11:20 p.m. May 3. Unknown subject removed two wallets containing IDs and credit cards from an unsecured vehicle.
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Elrich seeks third term on council Gazette takes home 20 awards in n
Former educator calls for focus on transit, planning, schools BY
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
In the course of his 17 years as a teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools, Marc Elrich got an education that he has been able to apply to his more recent work as a Montgomery County Council member. H e saw children at Takoma Park’s Rolling Terrace Element a r y School come to Elrich school hungry, and how much social problems such as income, economic stability and a lack of affordable housing could wreak havoc on their work in the classroom. It taught him about the futility of schools trying to undo social issues, and the need for a holistic approach to solving policy problems. Elrich is one of six Democrats running in the June 24 pri-
mary for four at-large spots on the ballot in the Nov. 4 general election. Four Republicans are also running, along with one Green Party member. Before being elected to the council in 2006, Elrich served 19 years on the Takoma Park council, an experience he said also helped prepare him for his work on the council. Municipal officials have much more individual contact with constituents than county ofﬁcials, and Takoma Park residents expect the government to be responsive to needs and issues that come up, he said. Elrich was the lead sponsor on a bill passed in November that will raise the county’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by 2017, an effort he said will help thousands of families in the county. He listed the minimum wage and getting bus rapid transit included in the county’s highway master plan as two of his biggest accomplishments in the past year. During his time on the council, he points to a bill to restrict how close structures can be built to the C&O Canal towpath; a bill to prevent exploitation of domestic workers in the county and bills to protect the county’s urban tree canopy and require the replacement of trees along streets as some of the efforts he’s
been most proud to support. Going forward, the county needs to do a better job of planning its growth, particularly planning for public facilities such as roads, ﬁre stations, rec centers and schools, he said. The tests the county conducts to assess whether the areas around development will be able to handle the trafﬁc they’re expected to generate aren’t working, and they need a way to get accurate assessments, he said. They also need to ﬁnd a way to make developers pay to ﬁx the problems they create, he said. The county also needs to think about how it will fund the expansion of its transit system, Elrich said. In Virginia, transit projects are heavily funded by contributions from developers, he said. Schools will be an increasingly important issue in the county, he said. He said that while the council doesn’t have the primary responsibility for running the county schools, its members need to think about what they can do better and more effectively to help the schools. “If the schools aren’t working, it’s our ﬁrst problem,” Elrich said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Writer, page designer take Best in Show BY
ROBERT RAND STAFF WRITER
The Gazette came away with 20 awards, including two for Best in Show, in the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association’s annual editorial awards presentation Friday. Staff Writer Kevin James Shay won Best in Show in the category of nonproﬁle feature story for his article about controversies that still surround
the autopsy of President John F. Kennedy that was performed at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. Shay also won second place for business reporting in The Gazette’s circulation category. William P. Sears II won Best in Show in the category of Page 1 design. He also won firstplace awards in feature page design, sports page design and art or illustration, plus second place in feature page design. First-place winners were Senior Editor Vanessa Harrington, editorial; Sylvia Carignan, continuing coverage;
Aline Barros, feature profile; Beth Angleberger, Page 1 design; and Gazette staff for best use of interactive media, for its online Purple Line presentation. Second-place winners were Peggy McEwan, feature proﬁle; St. John Barned-Smith, local government; Andrew Schotz, state government; Tom Fedor, feature photo; Carignan, environmental reporting; Glen Cullen and Robert Rand, headline; and staff, general website excellence. A list of all the winners is at mddcpress.com.
Aspen Hill boy found unharmed Police cancel search for Kevin Salgado, 10
TIFFANY ARNOLD STAFF WRITER
An Aspen Hill 10-year-old who didn’t arrive at school Monday morning was found safe and unharmed hours later, Montgomery County police said in a
news release. Police searched for Kevin Salgado after he failed to board the school bus to Harmony Hills Elementary school, police spokeswoman Janelle Smith said. At the time police initiated the search, Salgado was last seen by family at around 9 a.m. at his home in the 3000 block of Hewitt Avenue, Montgomery
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Local teens win community service award Berliner to WSSC: Girls are recognized for their recycling and volunteer efforts
BY KRISTA BRICK STAFF WRITER
Yiyi “Jessica” Li of Gaithersburg and Ally Salvino of Germantown were both named Maryland’s top two youth volunteers of 2014 for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Yiyi, a senior at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, formed an energyconservation and recycling team that saved her school
$20,000 a month in electrical costs, launched several innovative recycling initiatives, and promoted environmental awareness at local events, according to a news release from Prudential. Yiyi and her team volunteered to turn off every light and computer in the building on Friday afternoons, and to stay after pep rallies to pick up recyclable cans, bottles and paper programs. Ally, an eighth-grader at Kingsview Middle School in Germantown, has volunteered to work with students with special needs over the past several years at school and at an annual summer
camp, according to the release. Ally’s elementary school also housed a school for children and teenagers with special needs, so when she was in the fourth grade, she decided to give up one recess a week to spend time with one of the students in a “Buddy Club.” The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, is a youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. All middle and high schools in the U.S., along with all Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, Red Cross
chapters, YMCAs and afﬁliates of HandsOn Network, were eligible to select a student or member for a local Prudential Spirit of Community Award last November. Two state honorees — one middle and one high school student — plus a select number of distinguished ﬁnalists from each state and the District of Columbia were selected based on criteria such as personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth. As state honorees, the teens were awarded $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for several days of national recognition events on May 3 through 6.
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Customers still getting water charges that are larger than usual
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
Montgomery County Councilman Roger Berliner is asking the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission for more information on why some customers have continued to get bills that are much higher than normal. Berliner (D-Dist. 1) of Bethesda sent a letter to the chairman of the commission May 14 saying that he wants the commission to provide new information on what might be causing people to receive bills substantially higher than normal. The issue was ﬁrst raised in March, when Berliner reported that his office had received “dozens and dozens” of complaints about their bills. At the time, WSSC said the heavy snows during the winter had made it hard to read meters and led to a longer than normal billing cycle. People staying home because the weather closed schools and businesses may have also led to more water being used, ofﬁcials said. Berliner was skeptical at those reasons at the time, and expressed similar disbelief in his letter to WSSC Chairman Jerry Johnson on May 14.
“For months, I have remained unconvinced by the answers your agency has provided to my ofﬁce stating that these bills are indeed accurate,” Berliner wrote. “How can it be that when customers are being billed hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of dollars higher than their normal bills, your agency maintains that there is no issue?” Berliner also included a list of about 60 county residents who had complained to both his ofﬁce and the county’s Ofﬁce of Consumer Protection. Most of the customers lived in Bethesda, but the list also included addresses in Silver Spring, Kensington, Rockville, Takoma Park, Gaithersburg and Potomac. WSSC spokesman Jim Neustadt said in emails that Johnson was looking into Berliner’s request and would get back to him, but the commission had already provided information for all but about 15 people on the list. Berliner said Monday that he’s asking for WSSC’s help in trying to isolate what could be going on, since it’s clear that something is not right with the billing process. Every time the issue comes up, his ofﬁce hears from more people, and had gotten several more emails from residents over the weekend, he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Asbury resident pens, produces musical about village life Musical involved 41 village residents — many in their 80s and 90s
ics are priceless and she was fun to work with,” she said. “It was good for the people out here to have something like this to look forward to.” Zeno’s career in music writing began in the 1950s when her mother sent sheet music that she had written for high school and college shows to a popular band leader in New York City. “I was just out of college and my mother hated to see my talents wasted,” Zeno said. She studied music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The New School for Social Research,
BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER
Take one Gaithersburg retirement community, residents who have a desire to act and mix it with an 88-year-old professional song writer and you have the makings for a humorous original work. Asbury Methodist Village resident Phyllis W. Zeno wrote, composed and produced “Village Life: The Musical,” sharing a humorous perspective of life in the Gaithersburg retirement community. Zeno, 88, moved to Asbury with her husband in the spring of 2013, and soon after she realized she had the material for a great performance. “At that point, after living here for a few months, I realized that there were a lot of funny things to write about,” she said. “Any kind of resident complaints, I took a positive view and turned them into songs. After I wrote several, I thought this was a perfect place to write a show about residential living and retirement.” The musical, which was an hour and 15 minutes long with no intermission, included 15 scenes, 13 songs and two sketches, Zeno said. The material for one of the songs, “Food for Thought,” stemmed from a situation Zeno ﬁrst encountered when she was moving in to the community. At the time, the kitchen in her building has been closed for renovations, upsetting some residents who worried that the food selections would diminish during the construction. “‘I would never give a raspberry to any food at Asbury. In my opinion, every meal’s divine. Any ﬂaw, I’ll overlook it, long as I don’t have to cook it. Anything they want to serve me is just ﬁne,’” Zeno’s lyrics joked. Performances were held on May 9 and 10 at the community’s Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center, packing in a full crowd of about 285 guests both nights, Zeno said. Admission was free and open to village residents only because of space. “We had people in line who had not booked a reservation ahead of time,” she said. “We had to turn away a lot of people.” Zeno held the ﬁrst casting call for the musical on Jan. 23, drawing 64 of her village neighbors to audition. The only requirement was that participants had to stand up for the entire show and sing the songs from memory. Although it was a challenge for some, Zeno said, 41 residents — many in their 80s and 90s — joined the production. Thirty, two-hour rehearsals were held in the months preceding the musical’s debut. They
and the American Theatre Wing, the latter two of which are in New York City. The music was submitted to Fred Waring, the host of CBS’ The Fred Waring Show. The show, which aired from 1949 to 1954, featured Waring and his choral group “The Pennsylvanians.” Soon after Zeno was offered a job to write for his weekly Sunday evening program. After packing up her family and moving from Indiana to New York, Zeno worked for Waring’s show for a couple of years.
More than half a century later, Zeno is still writing music — albeit now with a different source of inspiration and a new crew. Zeno said plans are already in the works for a new musical next year at Asbury. The hope for next year is to have three performances and invite the public to attend. “At the end of the show, they were all eager to do next year’s show,” she said. “They’ll be kicking up their heels next year.” email@example.com
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Phyllis Zeno, 88, wrote and produced a musical that involved more than 50 people at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. Zeno spent most of her career writing comedy and musicals in New York. started out on a weekly basis, and then increased up to three times per week toward the end. “The amazing thing about this is that these people who volunteered to be in it, their enthusiasm never ﬂagged from the beginning until the end,” she said. Zeno recalled one Thursday morning in February when a big snowstorm had blanketed the region. Thinking no one would show up for rehearsal, Zeno
canceled it. After finding out that 15 participants had trudged through the snowy campus for the practice, she rushed downstairs and held the rehearsal. Neighbor Sylva McCulloh, the pianist and musical director, said she was approached by Zeno almost a year ago to play the show’s music. Even though she wasn’t sure at first, McCulloh said it turned out to be a wonderful experience. “[Zeno] is amazing. Her lyr-
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Youth leader convicted of sexually abusing teens Youngest victim was 11 at time of abuse
TIFFANY ARNOLD STAFF WRITER
A former youth leader with Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg was convicted Thursday of sexually abusing three boys in the 1980s and early 1990s. Nathaniel Morales, 56, who lived in Germantown and Rockville at the time of the abuse, was a man the victims described in court as a “big brother.” He was also their teacher at Montgomery County Covenant Academy, according to court testimony and police records. The school closed in 1991 and was not afﬁliated with Covenant Life Church. Prosecutors said Morales used his position at the church and school to build trust with the victims’ parents, his fellow parishioners, to gain access. At one point, he was invited to live in the Rockville home of one victim’s family. The victims, who are now adults, testiﬁed that Morales preyed on them at group sleepovers and in their homes. Morales awakened them out of their sleep by rubbing on their chests. He would then fondle
“I had let this happen so many times. I just couldn’t bear being embarrassed by telling anybody — my parents, nobody.” A victim’s testimony
and molest the teens, according to the men’s testimony. The youngest victim was 11 at the time of the abuse. “I was ashamed,” one of the victims said during the trial. The Gazette generally does not name victims of sex crimes. “I had let this happen so many times,” the man said. “I just couldn’t bear being embarrassed by telling anybody— my parents, nobody.” But eventually, those feelings changed. According to accounts given to police and testimony provided during the trial, the abuse was reported to church clergy in the 1990s. A father of one victim even confronted Morales about the abuse. But the church failed to report the incidents to authorities.
In 2009, one of the victims decided it was time take his story to police. By that time, Morales was leading his own church in Las Vegas. Morales was charged for the crimes in 2012. On Thursday, Morales was convicted on three counts of sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of second-degree sexual offense. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Terrence McGann scheduled sentencing for Aug. 14. Attorneys’ arguments hinged on the testimony of the accusers. “Should we fail to hold the defendant accountable for his actions because they [the victims] came forward 30 years later?” Assistant State’s Attorney Amanda Michalski rhetorically asked the jury during her closing arguments on May 14. Assistant State’s Attorney
Jessica Hall also prosecuted the case. Assistant Public Defender Alan Drew, who represented Morales, questioned why so much time had passed before any of the incidents were reported to police. He said there was not sufﬁcient evidence to corroborate the victims’ claims; relying on their testimony alone was akin to the state saying “believe it because we say so.” Drew could not be immediately reached after Thursday’s verdict. While there was some uncertainty among jurors over the time frame of the alleged abuse, juror Susan Westenbarger said the victims’ accounts of what happened is what ultimately swayed their decision. “It was all about the victims’ testimony,” Westenbarger said. Morales faces a maximum of 85 years of imprisonment, according to Ramon Korionoff, a spokesman for the state’s attorney’s ofﬁce. In a separate trial that began Monday, Morales had to defend himself against separate charges of sexual abuse, and second and third degree sexual offenses. A jury entered deliberations for that case on Tuesday afternoon. According to testimony from that case, another man claimed Morales sexually assaulted him when he was 11, when he and Morales belonged to a church based in Washington, DC. The alleged abuse occurred inside the bathroom of a DC-based “faith house” and during a retreat at a Montgomery County campsite in 1980, according to court testimony. Morales was ex-communicated from that church as a result of the alleged abuse, according to court testimony. Meanwhile, Covenant Life Church was named in a civil lawsuit ﬁled in Montgomery County Circuit Court tied to other allegations of sexual abuse. A circuit judge dismissed the case in 2013. That civil case is scheduled to be heard in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on June 9. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheaton man, 19, is charged in fatal crash n Driver, 19, indicted for negligent homicide in crash that killed his passenger BY
TIFFANY ARNOLD STAFF WRITER
A Wheaton driver was charged with negligent homicide in the 2013 crash that led to the death of Oscar Alexander Orellana, the 18-year-old passenger in his car. Cristian Omar Vargas, 19, of Wheaton was indicted in April on six criminal charges, including negligent homicide, negligent manslaughter and driving under the inﬂuence of alcohol. Vargas entered a plea of not guilty on Thursday, according to online court records. An attorney listed for Vargas did not return a request for comment Monday. At around 2:40 a.m. Dec. 21, Montgomery County police responded to reports of a crash in the 11700 block of Old Columbia Pike. Police said the Inﬁniti G35 that Vargas was driving veered over the center line into southbound trafﬁc, where it struck a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe head-on. Vargas’s passenger, Orellana, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Tahoe was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for July. 140160G
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Users can expect their monthly electric bills to drop $11 10 percent reduction fails; move would be third decrease in three years n
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
The energy tax for Montgomery County residents is likely to drop as part of the ﬁscal 2015 budget, but not as much as several council members want. The tax cut will result in an $11 yearly reduction for the average residential electricity customer, and $111 in the yearly bills of average commercial customers, according to the county. Three years ago, the County Council agreed to nearly double the energy tax to increase revenue during the recession. In ﬁscal years 2013 and 2014, the council cut the increase by 10 percent each year. Some coun-
cil members wanted to have another 10 percent cut in ﬁscal 2015, but the council voted 5-4 against that proposal and settled on a 7 percent decrease instead. Council Vice President George L. Leventhal (D-At Large) of Takoma Park, and Council members Nancy Floreen (D-At Large) of Garrett Park, Philip M. Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg and Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) of Bethesda pushed for the 10 percent decrease, which would have lead to a drop in revenue of about $11.5 million. They were outnumbered by Council President Craig L. Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown and Council members Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring, Cherri Branson (D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring, Hans Riemer (DAt Large) of Takoma Park and Marc Elrich (D-At Large) of Takoma Park.
The council gave preliminary approval to a $4.99 billion budget on Thursday and is scheduled to give ﬁnal approval May 22. The energy tax applies to energy suppliers, who generally pass the costs on to consumers, according to a county memorandum. County Executive Isiah Leggett proposed the 100 percent increase in the tax as part of his ﬁscal 2011 budget, although the council eventually approved an 85 percent increase that raised an extra $110 million. The total energy tax was estimated to raise about $217 million in ﬁscal 2015, making it the county’s third-largest revenue source behind income taxes and property taxes. The council and executive had pledged to eliminate the increase after two years, but
found they couldn’t do so because of the recession, Berliner said Thursday. Funding good, progressive programs requires a thriving business community and homeowners who don’t feel overtaxed, he said. It’s clear that the county isn’t attracting enough new businesses, he said. The council has reduced the tax by 10 percent a year for the past two years, and should do so again this year, he said. The 7 percent cut in the council’s proposed budget represents “not a 7 percent solution, but a 3 percent retreat,” Berliner said. A 7 percent reduction would mean between $7 million and $8 million less revenue. He suggested they make up the 3 percent by taking about $3.5 million from a surplus gen-
erated by fees from the county’s Department of Permitting Services. Businesses create jobs that provide revenue to fund the budget, which contains a lot of worthwhile items, Floreen said. But the council is sensitive to the ﬁnancial burden the county places on residents to fund all those programs. “Taxes do not remain low, by any means, in Montgomery County,” Floreen said. Navarro said there’s no doubt the council has been committed to reducing the energy tax, but she supported the 7 percent reduction because the county still had not been able to fund all the programs it should. As a member of the council’s Health and Human Services Committee, there were “many, many, many” programs the committee couldn’t fully fund,
she said. Elrich said he supported a smaller decrease than 7 percent, but had agreed to go along with that number. The programs the council doesn’t fund are things that residents will directly feel, he said. “We are still constrained,” Elrich said. He said the county should focus on being more hospitable for businesses by ﬁxing its permitting process to allow projects to get approved more quickly. Riemer said that along with the energy tax’s incentive to reduce energy consumption, this budget marks the third straight year that the average resident’s countytaxburdenhasgonedown. “This budget is already cutting taxes in real dollars,” he said. email@example.com
Gaithersburg to honor heroes of all stripes in activities this Memorial Day weekend BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER
Heroes of all kinds will be honored in Gaithersburg over Memorial Day weekend when the city and the Montgomery Village Rotary Club partner to host the ﬁrst “Flags for Our Heroes” program. Five hundred full-sized American ﬂags will be displayed Friday through Monday at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Frederick Ave., to pay tribute to past and present heroes, including members of the military, police force and ﬁre service, as well as teachers, coaches, mentors and community leaders. “It’s an opportunity for the community to show these people that we support them,” said Stuart Rutchik, an active member and former president of the Montgomery Village Rotary Club. An opening ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday near the display area, featuring remarks from Mayor Sidney Katz, Montgomery Village Rotary Club President Dale Howard and others. Rutchik said the chapter’s goal is to have at least 100 people attend the ceremony, which is free and open to the public. “We’re optimistic that the program will be well attended,” he said. “It certainly will be noticed.” Rutchik estimated that nearly 80 percent of the ﬂags are being sponsored by individuals and will include the name of their hero. For the opportunity to sponsor a ﬂag, individuals gave a $50 donation per ﬂag to the Montgomery Village Rotary Club Foundation, a nonproﬁt that beneﬁts various organizations including the city’s Wells/Robertson House, Hospice Caring and Asbury Methodist Village. The remaining ﬂags are expected to be dedicated to other heroic organizations, like Operation Second Chance and the Wounded Warrior Project, he said. Advertisement
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304,805 letters, zero mistakes for man copying the Torah Potomac psychiatrist spends eight years writing holy Jewish scrolls n
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was marked by singing, dancing, and wonderment at the synagogue. “I feel like basically the Torah wrote me, more than I wrote the Torah — that it really shaped me,” Epstein said. “When you write, you go so much slower than you think, and especially when you’re writing the Torah. It’s wet and it’s gooey.” That painstaking process helped him appreciate the biblical precepts in a way he never had before, he said. Following a Jewish tradition, he spoke each word and then each letter in that word aloud before he wrote it. He found that he was thinking more deeply about the familiar stories and even dreaming about the passages he had penned that day.
He became interested in writing a Torah — the scroll containing the ﬁve books of Moses that is read in synagogues — nearly a decade ago. He met with professional scribes who taught him the craft. Almost all Torah scrolls are written by a scribe, called a sofer, who starts training as a young adult. For a professional sofer, a Torah takes 11 to 12 months. Most work in Brooklyn or in Israel. “It is absolutely unique for someone at his age with his background to train himself to be a sofer. I don’t think it’s ever been duplicated,” said Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, the regional director of Chabad. Epstein wrote smaller texts ﬁrst, including a scroll of the Book of Esther and the text for the inside of a mezuzah, the marker that Jews put on their doors, before beginning the Torah. “I felt I wanted to be closer to God, and I felt, ‘What better way to be closer to God than the gift that he made to the Jewish peo-
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Rivky Bluming, 7, and her brother Levi, 6, watch as Richard Epstein of Potomac puts the ﬁnishing touches on the Torah he’s been working on for the past eight years. ple?’ ” Epstein said. Mendel Bluming, rabbi at Chabad of Potomac, said congregants eagerly tracked Epstein’s progress as he worked on text that is central to Jewish worship and identity. “The Torah is not just rules to do within your life. It really is the DNA that makes our people exist,” Bluming said. “One thing that really inspired me is how involved the community became.” Bluming said that the specially prepared parchment and other materials for the Torah, which the synagogue purchased, cost about $10,000. To fund the project, congregants paid to sponsor pieces of the text, from a single letter to an entire portion that makes up one week’s reading in synagogue. Those donors had the op-
portunity Sunday to participate in the writing of the Torah. Wearing a magnifying glass strapped over his yarmulke, Epstein inked in the ﬁnal letters. A member of the community recited each letter with him and held the end of his quill. The congregation danced the ﬁnished Torah on a parade through the streets of Potomac. Lisa Rosen wrote a letter alongside her son Jonah, 20. Seven years ago, when Jonah was preparing for his bar mitzvah, the family sponsored Epstein’s writing of Jonah’s bar mitzvah portion, and Jonah watched Epstein work on it. “It was a very important part of his appreciating becoming part of the community,” Rosen said. Fran Hisler donated to the project in memory of relatives who were killed in the Holocaust. She said she sponsored a verse in Deuteronomy that refers
to God avenging wrongs against the Jewish people. “This is a celebration that we’ve made it, despite all attempts to murder our people and inhibit us,” Hisler said. “To me, that’s the ultimate healing.” Young children created Torah artwork using sand and glue, and held balloons with the outline of a Torah. Teenagers lined up for their chance to ink in a letter. “The Torah is our life, you know?” said Yankel Katzman, 18. For Gerdy Trachtman, it was a moment to remember her husband. After he died, she sponsored seven letters in the Torah, which spell out his Hebrew name. “It’s not an object that has died. It renews itself all the time,” she said after she wrote her letter with Epstein. “On the one hand, it is the oldest tradition we have, never changing. On the other, it is the newest, renewed.”
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Continued from Page A-1 into a hub of information, where people of any age can go to engage their interests and exchange information about science. Science teaches you how to
think logically so that you can solve any problem, she said. “Teaching kids how to do that is power,” she said. State Sen. Jennie M. Forehand (D-Dist. 17) of Rockville, who sponsored the bond bill with Del. James W. Gilchrist
(D-Dist. 17) of Rockville, said the center has been going on for years even without a permanent location, and always draws many people to its annual fair. The center’s website is rockvillesciencecenter.org. Marcuccio said Rockville
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Cynthia Lapp, pastor of the Hyattsville Mennonite Church, walks among a display of T-shirts in front of St. Mark Presbyterian Church in North Bethesda. Each shirt bears the name of a person killed by guns in Maryland, Washington and Virginia in 2013.
Continued from Page A-1 that they were not gun experts, but they felt the need to stand up publicly to save innocent people. Several speakers called some gun deaths unnecessary because the technology exists for creating safer, smarter guns. One of the speakers was Bryan Miller, executive director of Heeding God’s Call. His brother, an FBI agent, and his brother’s partner were gunned down in 1994 in Washington, D.C., by a gun that had a 30-round clip. Miller called for clips of no more than 10 bullets. “I don’t see that we’re going to end gun violence,” Miller said. “But what we want to do is bring the gun level down. Instead of losing 100,000 people,
we can reduce it to only a couple hundred people.” The speakers made it clear they are not opposed to guns in the general public, but want to reduce gun accidents such as suicide, gun trafﬁcking and children playing with loaded guns. “We are in favor of saving the lives of children and others who cannot help themselves, Howard said. “We need to maim evil and all efforts preventing safety in guns being sold.” Raymond, co-owner of Engage Armament, said that since he dropped his plans to sell the smart gun this month, his business has returned to normal. He said he thinks people should have the option to buy a safer gun if they want one, but they should not be mandated. “These smart guns would
prevent some accidental shootings,” he said. “But those guns can be hot-wired like a car. Technology has a long way to go.” Raymond said he suggests the low-caliber pistol should be used for only shooting range practice. “An Armatix pistol is only a .22 right now,” he said. “I wouldn’t never recommend it for home defense.” Raymond isn’t the first gun dealer to drop plans to sell smart guns after resistance from gun rights activists. A California store made a similar about-face. The gun lobby fears that once a store in the U.S. sells a smart gun, a New Jersey law will kick in, mandating that only smart guns be sold there — and that other states may follow suit. Page Hawk of Washington,
a member of St. Mark, said guns make her uncomfortable and she does not walk at night because of them. “Too many guns are available, and people don’t understand guns kill,” Hawk said. “I don’t see a reason for guns. Too many are in our area and are used for the wrong purpose.” Howard said he and his fellow clergy are trying to ﬁnd a way to inﬂuence gun owners and manufacturers to allow safe, smart guns to be marketed. “The obligation is to protect those who cannot protect themselves,” he said. “This is not an ‘us-against-them,’ but coming together to protect the most vulnerable.” The next stop for the church’s display of 176 T-shirts is Northern Virginia Mennonite Church in Fairfax.
Takoma Park is considering expanding its license plate reader program to share data with a statewide coordinating center and possibly allow readers on stationary ﬁxtures. The city now has a few mobile license plate readers, or LPRs, that police ofﬁcers attach to squad cars for use on patrol. The readers help ofﬁcers detect stolen vehicles and locate subjects of regional Amber Alerts about missing children. Additional readers could be mounted at set locations along the city’s borders. Other jurisdictions, including the state of Maryland, Montgomery County and Rockville, have the systems and are grappling with issues related to the use of the data that the readers obtain. “LPRs are here to stay. Undoubtedly, I think, going forward, the city of Takoma Park is going to get more of these devices,” Councilman Fred Schultz said during last week’s meeting. “It comes down to the question of how all this data gets managed.” Takoma Park’s current policy allows for storing data for 30 days. Ofﬁcials are proposing allowing the transfer of the data to the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center, where it could be kept for up to a year. The center
Continued from Page A-1 Testoni said. Later, on a business trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, he met with Marita Mitschein, a trainer at the SAP Training and Development Institute. The two discussed how to help veterans looking for jobs. Testoni said Mitschein shared with him SAP’s model of educational programs for the system it uses for its trainees. SAP allows NS2 to use this framework with some modifications to teach and offer employment help to recent veterans of U.S. national security missions. “What we do is create a structured program of general SAP training to add on to their already obtained military skills,” Testoni said. “Any time anyone is looking for a job they are asking, ‘Take a chance on me,’ and with the certification in basic consultant in SAP technology, added on to their previous training in the military for combat, teamwork, leadership ... these men and women are now more attractive to the market.” Darnell Broadnax — a 20year Marine Corps veteran
coordinates the efforts of federal, state and local agencies in sharing information. Takoma Park Police Chief Alan M. Goldberg said going through MCAC would be better than sharing with Montgomery County, which already sends its data to the state center. The readers have helped locate crime suspects, including in auto thefts and robberies, he said. “It is not personal data about people,” Goldberg said. “It is a tag number. ... It does not do ownership information.” MCAC has “very strict” data policies to make sure data are used only for law enforcement purposes, said Colleen Richarts, who runs the state coordinating center LPR program and is a former Baltimore County police detective. In 2013, the state center had about 1,100 requests for data from agencies, including about murders, carjackings, burglaries and auto thefts, Richarts said. Some 64 law enforcement agencies in Maryland use LPRs, with 80 percent of those sharing data with the state center, according to an analysis done this year for a bill Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law. The law, which limits the LPR data to law enforcement uses and protects it from public disclosure, takes effect Oct. 1. Officials with the ACLU of Maryland say that the new law is too vague and watered down. firstname.lastname@example.org from Frederick — is already reaping the beneﬁts of taking NS2 Serves’ ﬁrst training program. Broadnax said he has received three job offers, two from SAP and one from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. NS2 Serves “was a great opportunity and extremely advantageous,” said Broadnax, who graduated from the nonproﬁt’s ﬁrst program this month. “Being a transitioning vet and getting the experience in the business world helped me adapt to corporate America.” Broadnax said it was his degree in logistics that attracted him to NS2 Serves. “I had been in the military for 20 years. I had a set of skills like military logistics,” he said. “But NS2 Serves helped bridge my military skills to business skills.” The 17 initial graduates of NS2 Serves “ now have, or will soon have, jobs with salaries of $40[,000] to $50,000,” Testoni said. “I can see them earning six ﬁgures someday, and that has a huge impact on their families. It allows their kids to go to college when they may not have been able to afford it. Every impact we can create that’s a positive is a plus.”
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Words can tell a person’s story and help people understand what is going on around them. But for Milton Whitley, letters didn’t make much sense until he learned how to read as an adult. In November 2011, he wrote his autobiography, “Learning to Read at Age 52.” Whitley, of Gaithersburg,
participated in the ﬁfth annual Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday, along with renowned authors, local writers, poets and other literary artists. The annual festival took place on the grounds of City Hall at 31 S. Summit Ave. in Gaithersburg. Event organizers said 20,000 people attended. Whitley spoke to visitors about his journey and how the nonprofit Literacy Council of Montgomery County helped him overcome illiteracy. “My whole life, you know, was in a deep, deep hole. ... When you don’t know how to
read, your life is over here and it should be over [there]. You are living in the same world [as everyone else], but it’s different,” Whitley said. In his book, which he dedicated to his mother, Elizabeth Whitley, he tells his journey, from “Growing Up” until “A New World.” Whitley’s book was published by ProLiteracy in November 2011, four years after tutor Mary-Ellen Friedland began working with him. The $10 autobiography can be ordered at email@example.com or by calling
301-610-0038. Whitley has sold about 300 copies. In each chapter, he tells readers how he achieved “freedom.” Whitley was born in North Carolina. He lived with his mother and 16 siblings on a sharecropping farm. His autobiography says Whitley started to work at 7 years old to earn money for the family. He earned $4 for every 100 pounds of cotton. Sometimes, he hid under the bed instead of going to school. “The teacher put fear in my
heart .... I got tired of the teacher spanking me every day because I didn’t know how to read and write and I started to skip school in ﬁrst grade,” Whitley said. He wrote in his book that his mother was so busy with all of the children, she did not notice when Whitley skipped school. Whitley was sent to a vocational school when he did not pass ﬁrst grade. “I stayed there for a couple of years. ... I wasn’t learning anything there,” he said. At 14, Whitley dropped out. He went to another institution, where he learned a little of ev-
erything, from auto mechanics to welding and bricklaying. “I stuck with bricklaying,” he said. “I understood. I learned how to measure stuff. I knew my numbers. I didn’t know how to spell them, but I knew my numbers.” At 59, Whitley has defeated many enemies — among them, his addiction to heroin. He is writing another book about education. Whitley is getting ready to take the General Educational Development (GED) test in June. “I can write my own checks. I can read and I am happy,” Whitley said.
A tall order for Bethesda boutique Talltique offers clothing for the vertically enhanced n
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Helen Pappas, a self-described avid shopper, knew exactly which items she had trouble ﬁnding in her size. At 6-foot-3, she found few stores that carried clothes that ﬁt. “If I can’t ﬁnd it, I know other people can’t ﬁnd it,” she said. So Pappas started Talltique, a boutique catering to tall women, online in 2012. In October, the business expanded to a storefront in Bethesda. Some mainstream stores such as J. Crew and Gap sell clothing online designed to ﬁt women up to 6 feet tall with pant inseams up to 36 inches, but Talltique carries clothes measured specially to fit women 6 feet and taller, with inseams up to 41 inches. That’s almost 3½ feet — a rarity in women’s clothing. The store also carries a range of tall sizes, including “small” sizes, some plus sizes and maternity clothing. “Being tall women ... doesn’t necessarily make us all the same size or the same ... style,” Pappas said. Via its website business, Talltique ships worldwide, and Pappas also provides personal shopping, bringing items to people’s houses to try on. Unlike some tall women’s clothing stores that are only online, Talltique has a physical store, which is open by appointment. Pappas said people want to try on clothing before they buy it; she even has a customer who comes from Georgia every season to do her shopping. “[It’s] really important for people to be able to try things on and get the feel and say, ‘Hey! This is long enough!’” she said. Pappas, now 27 years old, got the idea for Talltique after taking an entrepreneurship class at Georgetown University her junior year. Her professor said the best business ideas
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Obituary Danielle Vanleer’s bichon-mix Baxter of Germantown plants a kiss on Silver Spring’s Miyani Treva as people and their canines participate in the dog kissing contest during the Strut Your Mutt Dog Parade and Festival on Saturday in downtown Bethesda. Top: After participating in the costume contest, Katie Holden, 12, of Bethesda and Annabel, a Scottie, watch other contests. The festival included a dog parade, look-alike contest, food and dog-related exhibitors. Plus, it raised money for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club’s charitable foundation and the Montgomery County Humane Society.
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Matthew P. Perriens, age 89, passed away at his home in Rockville, MD on 17 May 2014. Born in the Netherlands, he survived four years of Nazi occupation and, upon liberation in 1944, joined U.S. forces to serve in counterintelligence during the remainder of WW II and the occupation of Germany. He came to the United States in early 1948 seeking, as so many immigrants do, the opportunity for education and a secure future; immediately drafted, he then served in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of George Washington University in philosophy and, sponsored by his employer, IBM, did graduate work in languages and linguistics at Georgetown University. In 1969 IBM sent him and his family to Munich, Germany, for 3 years. He retired in 1987 and devoted the rest of his active life to his love of the outdoors, drawing and watercolor painting, and the study of a wide range of technical subjects. His thirst for knowledge and love of family remained hallmarks of his being. Matt is survived by his loving wife, Joanne, his daughters Carol Perriens, Laura Perriens Pardue (Kevin), his son Jeffrey S. Perriens, seven grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. His beloved brother and sister, J.A. Perriens and Sofie Perriens, as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives survive in the Netherlands. A service of remembrance and celebration of Matt’s life will be held at Ingleside at King Farm, 701 King Farm Boulevard, Rockville, MD at 11:00 AM on 27 May 2014. In lieu of flowers the family recommends donations be made in his memory to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 or to the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area, 7700 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043. Please view and sign the family online guestbook at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com. 1908927
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Obituary Mary Ruth Calley Hartman, 92 former resident of Berwick died Friday May 9, 2014 at Wilson Health Care Center, Gaithersburg MD, where she had been a resident since Nov. 2013. She had been in failing health for the past year and half. She had moved to Maryland over 50yrs ago. She was born March 12, 1922 in Bloomsburg and was a daughter of the late Melvin and Alma Lanning Boyer. Mary worked for Bell Telephone, in Berwick and National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. She was a former member of First United Methodist Church, Berwick, when she lived here and attended when she returned to town, She also was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association, in Bethesda Maryland for 25yrs, and the National Institute of Health Alumni Association. Mary loved to travel and play cards. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her 1st husband Samuel Calley, 2nd husband Robert Hartman, and a companion for 25yrs, Wihlo Tommila. She is survived by several step children and extended family, and a sister Martha Myers and her husband Dean, of Berwick. Funeral services will be held Saturday May 17, 2014 at 11am from First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Market St. Berwick, with the Rev. Ron Hoffman, her pastor officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery Walnut St. Berwick. Visitation for friends will be held Saturday morning from 10am until the time of the service at the church. Contributions in her memory may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Market St. Berwick, Pa. or NIH, 9101 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD, 20814. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home 1024 Market St. Berwick. 1909481
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Pascal Tessier of Kensington emerged last year as the young face of the movement for equal treatment of gays and lesbians within Boy Scouts of America. Now, the Eagle Scout is taking the cause to the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.com. Tessier, 17, has called on the ecommerce giant to bar the Boy Scouts of America from its charitable giving program, AmazonSmile, until the youth service organization permits openly gay men and women to serve in leadership roles. A Change.org petition Tessier cre-
ated along with Scouts for Equality has garnered more than 124,000 signatures to date. Tessier and his mother, Tracie Felker, planned to ﬂy to Seattle on Tuesday to hand deliver the petition to Amazon’s headquarters. “Amazon is known for being very progressive. They’ve been a huge friend to the gay rights movement,” Tessier said in an interview. “However they’re indirectly supporting discrimination ... in their charitable giving programs.” Corporations have faced increasing pressure from customers for their stances on social and political policies. Last month, the newly appointed chief executive for Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox Web browser, resigned after heavy criticism of his contributions to same-sex marriage opponents. Amazon donates 0.5 percent of the price of purchases made through AmazonSmile to an organization of the
buyer’s choice. But Tessier asserts that including the Boy Scouts of America in that program violates Amazon’s policy for eligible organizations. “It’s more asking Amazon to put action to their own words,” Tessier said. The company’s AmazonSmile Participation Agreement states organizations must “not engage in, support, encourage, or promote: intolerance, discrimination or discriminatory practices based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.” “Customers can select from nearly a million legally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organizations on AmazonSmile. We rely on lists published by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the US Ofﬁce of Foreign Assets Control to determine if certain organizations are ineligible to participate,” Amazon.com spokesman Ty Rogers said via e-mail. Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P.
Bezos, who owns The Washington Post and The Gazette, previously made a sizeable donation to organizations ﬁghting for marriage equality in Washington state. Same-sex marriage was legalized there in 2012. The Boy Scouts of America has faced mounting pressure from its members and ﬁnancial backers in recent years to become more inclusive of gay Scouts and leaders. The organization reversed a ban on openly gay Scouts last year, but continues to exclude gay and lesbian adults from membership. “I’m trying to change a ﬁne point in their policy,” Tessier said. “We’re not trying to break it down or inﬂuence the gay agenda. We’re trying to make it a better place where everyone can feel safe.” Tessier, a senior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, plans to study psychology at the College of Wooster (Ohio) next school year.
When contacted about the Change. org petition, Boy Scouts of America spokesman Deron Smith issued the following statement: “Scouting represents millions of youth and adult members in diverse communities across the nation, many of whom have a variety of beliefs on a number of topics. We fully understand and appreciate that not everyone will agree with any one position or policy. Our focus continues to be on working together to deliver the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. America’s youth need Scouting, and by continuing to focus on the goals that unite us we continue to accomplish incredible things for young people and the communities we serve. We are thankful to our volunteers and generous supporters who make that possible.”
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Based on the number of job applications so far, it doesn’t appear that Holy Cross Hospital is likely to have any problem staffing its new hospital in Germantown due to open Oct. 1. Holy Cross started posting openings for about 600 full- and part-time jobs in Germantown about two weeks ago, and so far, it has received almost 3,400 applications. “We’ve had quite a response so far,” said Kevin Sexton, president of Holy Cross Hospital based in Silver Spring. “There’s an awful lot of interest, and that’s a great thing,” he said. The new 93-bed hospital on part of Montgomery College campus in Germantown is the county’s ﬁrst new hospital in 35 years. Between 475 and 500 of the jobs are full-time jobs and the rest are part time, Sexton said. Positions run the gamut from
a few highly specialized jobs to others, such as nursing staffs and environmental services, that will need 20 to 50 employees, he said. Some employees at the Silver Spring hospital have applied to work in the Germantown facility, but Sexton said he expects they make up less than 10 percent of total applicants so far. All applicants, whether they are existing employees or outside people, will be evaluated equally for the Germantown jobs, Sexton said. “We’ll be hiring who’s been rated as the best qualiﬁed,” he said. “Those who already work here have a track record, we know who they are and they’ll be considered, but we’re looking for the best people and the best ﬁt.” If some Silver Spring hospital employees are hired and transferred, that may open up some jobs in Silver Spring, but Sexton said it’s too soon to tell how many. There is already an ongoing hiring program in Silver Spring due to transfers within departments, retirements or leaving the Holy Cross system, he said. One employee already in place and working is new president of Holy Cross Germantown,
Douglas Ryder. A Rockville native, Ryder graduated from Wootton High School. He most recently served as vice president of clinical operations at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill., near Chicago. Sexton said Ryder has been involved since October in the planning for the Germantown opening and the next step is to hire senior managers to help Ryder guide the new facility toward the opening. There is no deadline for applying for the Germantown jobs, but Sexton advised that applicants apply sooner than later, as hiring decisions will be made through the summer. There will also be several weeks of orientation and training for new hires in September and a public open house before the fullservice hospital opens to serve upcounty residents. “I feel we’re in good shape,” Sexton said. “We’re very eager to be up there where things are moving ahead.” For more information, visit holycrosshealth.org/careers. email@example.com
Standing vigil for schoolgirls Talia Brenner, 16, a junior at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, speaks at a candlelight vigil for the 250-plus kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls the night of May 13 at the school. Dozens of students and others gathered for the 45-minute vigil, which was held indoors because of rain and was called “Vigil for the Nigerian 300.” BILL RYAN/THE GAZETTE
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Carol Sutherland (in blue shirt) of Chevy Chase talks with an appraiser about her 18th-century English cake basket during the Trash or Treasure event Saturday in Chevy Chase.
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Dozens of paintings and pots, jewelry pieces and candlesticks, were laid out on tables for examination by appraisers. Those items waiting in line were talked over by their owners and neighbors, interested to see what treasures had been hanging on walls or languishing in closets. For the price of admission, people at the Trash or Treasure event found out a little bit more about their family heirlooms — and perhaps enough to put a price on those they might be inclined to sell. The event, held Saturday at the Chevy Chase Village Hall, was a fundraiser for Chevy Chase at Home, an organization that provides support and activities for seniors to help them continue living at home. Sloans & Kenyon Auctioneers and Ap-
praisers cast its expert eyes on the pieces, and Stephanie Kenyon, the Chevy Chase company’s president, gave a talk on antiques. Carol Sutherland of Chevy Chase brought a silver cake basket made in the 1780s in London for appraisal. Sutherland said the piece was a wedding gift, meant to hold small cakes or bread. “Because of the style of living today, it sits mostly in the closet,” she said. Sutherland said she always knew the piece was worth something, but wasn’t sure just how much. The silver alone was worth a few hundred dollars, but because the basket was an antique with etching to document where it was from, it was worth $4,000 to $5,000, an appraiser at the event told her. Catherine McCallum, executive director of Chevy Chase at Home, said more than 100 people brought in items for appraisals. Others simply donated money or, in some cases, items they had just gotten appraised. “This is a fundraiser that makes a lot of sense for us, be-
cause people have treasures that they want to know about,” McCallum said. “... There’s always that educational piece.” Several people brought pieces that belonged to parents or other relatives that they wanted to know more about. Don and Ann Marie Duggan brought a Sears Roebuck watch and pottery from Okinawa, Japan, made sometime around World War II. “We tried to look [the watch] up online, but I don’t think we got much information,” Ann Marie Duggan said while they waited their turn at the appraising tables. Bill Choquette opted to bring a picture on an iPad of his painting of a ship in Venice by Walter Francis Brown, a Rhode Island painter. It belonged to his mother, who also was from Rhode Island. The appraiser valued it at $5,000 to $10,000, based on the iPad picture. To learn more about Chevy Chase at Home and upcoming events, visit chevychaseathome. org. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hubbard, Yare Dr. Heddy Hubbard of Rockville announces the engagement of her daughter, Lindsay Ann Hubbard, to Michael Edward Yare, son of Brian and Jane Yare of Columbia. Ms. Hubbard is also the daughter of James R. Hubbard of Stevensville. The bride-to-be, a graduate of Winston Churchill High School in Potomac and the University of Maryland Balti-
more County, is Assistant to the Director, Macklin Business Institute, Montgomery College in Rockville. The prospective groom, a graduate of Atholton High School in Columbia and Installer Institute in Holly Hill, Fla., is an inspector for Envirotest in Rockville. A fall wedding is planned.
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Rogers, Landenburger Marguerite Theresa Rogers, daughter of Mrs. Patricia Rogers of Silver Spring and the late Dr. John Rogers, is engaged to Drew Clingerman Landenburger, son of Jon Landenburger and Cathy Roberts of Rockville. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Linganore High School in Frederick and a 2002 graduate of Towson University, with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Currently, she is communications director at Turning Point Global Solutions in Rockville.
The prospective groom graduated from Rockville High School in 2001 and Frostburg State University in 2006. He is employed by Woodmont Country Club and is currently a graduate student in nutrition and integrative health at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. The couple became engaged when Drew proposed during a hot air balloon ride on Marguerite’s birthday. A September 2014 wedding is planned.
Agape African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7700 Brink Road,
Gaithersburg, conducts Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Communion celebration on ﬁrst Sundays, men leading worship on second Sundays, youth leading worship on third Sundays. “You’ll Get Through This” Bible Study from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 301-9248640; www.agapeamec.org. Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St., Da-
mascus, offers traditional Sunday morning worship services at 8:15 a.m., a youth contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. and a service of liturgy and the word at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for all ages during the school year. www.damascusumc.org. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, offers services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. each
Sunday, with Sunday School for all ages scheduled at 10 a.m. Child care is offered from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A fellowship and coffee hour follows the 8:30 a.m. service. 301365-5733, www.elcbethesda.org.
Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georiga Ave., Whea-
ton, offers an informal Sunday morning worship service at 9 a.m., followed by a traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m. Child care is available from 9 a.m. to noon. Hospitality time is at 9:45 a.m. in the Garden Entrance. El Buen Samaritano offers a Spanish service at Noon. Communion is Celebrated the ﬁrst Sunday of the month. For more information, call 301-9498383. Visit www.HughesUMC.org. Kemptown United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown Church
Road, Monrovia, conducts a contemporary service at 8 a.m. followed by a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, with children’s Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and adult
Ellen and James Walker of Olney announce the marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Leigh Walker, to Adam Nicholas Waggoner, son of Lisa Waggoner and Charles Waggoner of Dover, Delaware. The couple were married on Sept. 21, 2013, at Rocklands Farm in Poolesville with a reception following at the farm. The ceremony was performed by a
close friend, Kamissa Mort of Ashton and Portland, Ore. The bride was attended by Lorna Pomicter Lucas as Matron of Honor and Allie Splain as bridesmaid. Zachary Lucas served as the Best Man and Michael Pillsbury as groomsman. The couple honeymooned on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas and are now residing in Silver Spring.
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Sunday school at 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-253-1768. Visit www.kemptownumc.org.
Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old Columbia Pike,
Burtonsville, conducts Sunday morning worship services at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school, nursery through adult, is at 9:30 a.m. 301-421-9166. For a schedule of events, visit www.libertygrovechurch.org.
Neelsville Presbyterian Church,
20701 Frederick Road, Germantown, offers services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings, with Sunday School for all ages at 9:40 a.m. Neelsville Presbyterian Church announces a new preschool partnership. Damascus Community Preschool is moving to Neelsville Presbyterian, 20701 Frederick Road, Germantown. Classes to begin in the fall. For sign-up and other information, www.neelsville.org.
THURSDAY, MAY 22 Under Pressure: Relieving Sinusitis, from 1-2 p.m. at the Rock-
ville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville. Dr. Murray Ramanathan from the Johns Hopkins Sinus Center describes the differences between chronic and acute sinusitis, treatments available and advises when to seek medical care from a sinus specialist. Free. www. suburbanhospital.org.
MONDAY, MAY 26 6th Annual Jeremy’s Run,
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fair Hill Plaza, 18100 Town Center Drive, Olney. Jeremy’s Run is in loving memory of Jeremy Glass who died at age 20 years young from a drug overdose. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and to raise money for substance abuse education, prevention, treatment
and rehabilitation. This year’s proceeds will beneﬁt the Addictions and Mental Health Center at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, a program that has provided behavioral health services to the community for over 40 years. Support Jeremy’s Run by participating in a: 10K run; 5K walk/run; and a 1 mile fun run. For more information, visit www.medstarhealth.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 27 Pre-Operative Joint Class, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. For patients scheduled for joint replacement surgery or directed by their surgeon to attend prior to scheduling. Patients and their family members (or designated “Coach”) will learn about pre-operative preparation and post-operative care. Free. www. suburbanhospital.org. Pilates for Seniors, 11:15 a.m. to
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noon, Tuesdays, May 27 to July 1, at Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Second Floor, Bethesda. Pilates for Seniors will incorporate gentle movements to help strengthen the core, lengthen the spine, and build muscle tone while improving posture and increasing ﬂexibility. Bring a mat and dress comfortably. Taught by a certiﬁed instructor. $60. www. suburbanhospital.org.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 Bariatric Support Group, from 6-7 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Support groups have been shown to improve both the short-term and long-term success of weight loss surgery patients. The center encourages all of its pre-operative and post-operative patients to attend, in addition to their spouses or signiﬁcant others, parents,
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Today, The Gazette continues its endorsements for contested races in the June 24 party primaries.
Montgomery County Council, At Large Two challengers face a strong ﬁeld of incumbents in the Democratic nominations for the county’s at large seat. All four incumbents, however, are downcounty residents. The council needs geographic diversity. Beth Daly of Dickerson entered the race fresh from the battle of the Ten Mile Creek watershed, where she led the push for greater conservation of the area. On the council, she can push for better trafﬁc and schools measures in testing for development capacity. And she advocates for hiring outside auditors to take a look at the school board budget. A voice from the upcounty could lend a fresh perspective to the board that now has at-large representatives practically living within walking distance in the downcounty. She gets The Gazette endorsement. We also endorse incumbents Marc Elrich of Takoma Park, Nancy Floreen of Garrett Park and George Leventhal from Takoma Park. Although virtual neighbors, they all have niche value to the board. Leventhal serves as an asset on health care reform and homelessness in the county. Floreen lends a conservative-spending perspective as she warns the county is not out of the recession. She’s served three terms on the council and has been chair of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee. Her experience will be instrumental as several major revitalizations in White Oak and White Flint take shape in the immediate future. Elrich led the charge to increase the minimum wage in Montgomery County. Elrich’s attention to detail, together with this ability to see the overarching issues especially when it comes to transportation issues like the Bus Rapid Transit plan, makes him an important element to keep on this council as massive new transit initiatives take center stage.
Montgomery County Board of Education There’s no doubt all four candidates for the at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education have children at the heart of their reason for running. Edward Amatetti hopes to bring his time in the trenches teaching to the school board to make reforms. Merry EisnerHeidorn pledges if elected, she will make the school system budget a document that is not only more accessible, but user friendly. Shebra Evans wants to facilitate a relationship between the school system and business community for programming and education. And Jill Ortman-Fouse wants to provide more resources to teachers and counselors who deal with behavior and academic challenges. All agree that something has to be done to eliminate the achievement gap and that the school system has a capacity issue. Ortman-Fouse earns The Gazette endorsement for her commitment to looking into the budget through the eyes of an independent auditor and suggesting that perhaps the school system staff is top heavy in administration but lacks staff to help board members evaluate the proposals the superintendent makes.
Congress District 3 In Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District, the infamous scattershot region that includes part of Montgomery County, Rep. John Sarbanes is the most qualiﬁed candidate and should win the Democratic nomination. One only has to listen to him talk passionately about the corruptive power of money in politics to understand his legitimacy and value to his district. Sarbanes’ proposed “The Government By The People Act” calls for tax credits and public-ﬁnancing options to counter PAC and SuperPAC money; it’s worth pursuing. His Democratic primary opponent, computer specialist Matthew Molyett, is strongest in his ideas on improving cybersecurity and pushing for better widescale Internet access, but it isn’t enough to overcome Sarbanes’ record and plans. On the Republican side, our pick is Charles A. Long, who describes himself as moderate. This was apparent when we talked to him. He wants to improve the Affordable Care Act by letting people get coverage for as little as $150 a month. He proposes having the government pick up responsibility for catastrophic illnesses if, for example, the cost is more than one year of a person’s salary. Long wants to dismantle never-used super-tech military weapons and funnel money toward care for wounded veterans. And he favors annually increasing the $7.25 minimum wage, like Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustment. He has the more realistic strategy over Michael Jackson, whose platform focuses on creating a “water standard” for our monetary system, eliminating user fees and stimulating widespread local infrastructure improvements. The third GOP candidate, Thomas E. “Pinkston” Harris, sent one cryptic email in response to our numerous attempts to reach him.
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Gun lap: ‘Who’s running?’ Montgomery Countian. She’s With primary election day accepting public ﬁnancing, has just a month away only one a black Baptist minister running thing is certain, voter turnout mate and a platform to the left of will be abysmal, a record low. Fidel Castro. As the candidates enter the Yet, she’s gone from being gun lap, most voters are still a fringe candidate to a factor. asking “who’s running?” If they Her strategy is to collect a gaggle care at all. The Democratic of single-issue voters passiongovernor’s debate was a nonate enough to show up for a factor for two reasons: Nobody low-turnout election; legalize watched and nothing hapMY MARYLAND pot, a $16.70 minimum wage, pened. BLAIR LEE women’s pay equality, frackThe televised debate went ing moratorium, gerrymanderhead-to-head with the NBA’s Wizards vs Pacers, MLB’s Orioles vs Tampa ing reform, universal pre-K, paid medical leave, raise business taxes. Bay and the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. Too radical? Not for the kind of ultraThe few who watched saw the three Dems make their standard pitches and the liberals most likely to vote in a Democratic moderator and panel ask lively questions. primary. Consider this: The National DemBut for us veteran campaign watchers, ocratic Party is now putting marijuana legalization referendums on November’s nothing new emerged. What matters, I guess, is how the hand- election ballots in key states where the ful of undecided, unfocused voters saw congressional elections will be decided. things. Putting yourself in their shoes, Why? Because the party’s intel shows that Heather Mizeur probably beneﬁted most. pot referendums draw young, Democratic With little money and no TV ads, so far, voters to the polls. Mizeur ﬁgured that out Mizeur needed exposure and she got it: months ago. Still, Mizeur’s greatest influence on center stage, the sole woman, attractive, articulate and holding her own with the the governor’s race is who she drains votes two suits. It was Yale, (Gansler) and Har- from, Brown or Gansler. A recent Larry Hovard (Brown) vs Univ. of Illinois at Urbana- gan poll, if reliable, shows her drawing from Champaign (didn’t graduate). Anything Brown nearly three times more than from that introduces her to voters while elevat- Gansler. That could explain Brown’s epiphing her as an equal to the men is a Mizeur any on pot decriminalization, women’s issues and other Mizeur positions. win. The gun lap will narrow the race to To us political junkies, Mizeur’s campaign is the most intriguing. On paper, she Brown and Gansler thanks to paid TV ads has no business running. No state delegate and media attention. Brown is running has ever been elected directly to governor. an “insider” campaign (he picked up the Nor has any woman, any lesbian or any Washington Post endorsement) while
Gansler is the “outsider” attacking the status quo. Meanwhile, the Republicans are getting ignored. Apparently the media’s decided that there’s plenty of time from July to November for paying attention to whomever emerges from the GOP governor’s primary. Down ballot is a disaster. The Democratic establishment tried to gin-up some interest in the attorney general’s race by pitching frontrunner Jon Cardin’s 75 percent House committee vote absenteeism as a major scandal. The establishment is backing Brian Frosh but, thanks to voter disinterest, Jon Cardin may be elected attorney general by voters mistaking him for his uncle, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin. Another less-talked about factor is Montgomery County’s well-earned animus around the state. Frosh and Gansler are both from Montgomery. It was instructive watching moderator David Gregory and his panel trying to pump excitement into the governor’s debate. The questions focused on Brown’s Obamacare website ﬁasco, Gansler’s teen party ﬁasco, pot, rape, taxes school construction and changing the Redskins team name. Nothing about the next governor facing a $40 million budget deﬁcit. I guess that’s not exciting. Question: What happens to a primary election’s gun lap if nobody hears the gun? Blair Lee is chairman of the board of Lee Development Group in Silver Spring and a regular commentator for WBAL radio. His past columns are available at www.gazette.net/blairlee. His email address is email@example.com.
LETTER TOT HE EDITOR
Support for reusable bags, and rewriting death taxes In the May 14 edition, two letter writers defended the bag tax on the grounds that it reduces the destructive litter caused by plastic bags [“Bag fee helps reduce litter” and “Bag fee cuts retailers’ costs”]. I began using reusable bags years ago after grocery stores stopped using strong paper bags, replacing them with plastic bags, or ﬂimsy paper bags if you asked for them. Strong paper bags hold far more items than the plastic bags do, and I was drowning in plastic bags and turned to reusable bags. So I support efforts to reduce the use of plastic bags. Some cities now ban plastic bags completely in grocery and other stores, and if cleaning up the environment is the goal, that is what Montgomery County should do also. If Montgomery County is serious about reducing plastic litter as much as possible (rather than taking in as much
revenue as possible), it should follow the lead of other cities and simply ban the use of plastic bags in most establishments, including grocery stores (except for produce and to bag ﬁsh and meat). Paper bags are biodegradable and are often “recycled” at home to hold paper trash for the recycling bin, etc. Extra paper bags can be included in paper recycling, but there is no home collection of plastic bags for recycling. Loose paper in the recycling bin often ends up littering the streets because small pieces of paper just don’t make it into the truck if they are not compacted into a paper bag. At the very least, the county could encourage the replacement of plastic bags with biodegradable paper bags (made from a renewable resource) by eliminating the tax on paper bags.
Blair Lee’s column on death taxes in Maryland [“Land of Pleasant Dying,” May 14] focused on the estate tax, which is ﬁnally going to be changed — a change that is long overdue. However, in a recent article called “The Worst States to Die In,” Maryland was second only to New Jersey because it is not only one of a few states that do not follow the federal estate exclusion (until the new law is phased in), it is one of a small number of states that still have an inheritance tax. I have not read that this tax will be eliminated. The tax only impacts non-family members, but I was shocked to learn that the small bequests we have put in our will for a couple of close family friends will be taxable to them. So my husband and I may still decide to move out of state before we die!
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Save Laytonsville from over-development Laytonsville is in real trouble. Her government approved housing construction by NV (“Envy”) Homes (owned by Washington Redskins coowner), that will cram 51 supersized houses through the heart of Laytonsville. This unnecessary development will more than double Laytonsville’s population. It will also destroy Laytonsville. These houses range from 4,000 to 10,000 square feet, NV Homes states. Laytonsville’s Planning Commission approved packing 51 houses onto mostly 1 acre lots, parallel to Rt. 108, and wedged between the quarter-mile from Warﬁeld Road to Brink Road. What is there left of Laytonsville? Where is the Environmental Impact Study assessing toxic runoff 51 houses and septic systems will bleed into Rock Creek’s headwaters? Scientists now must measure feces bacteria in Rock Creek from over-development. How can town ofﬁcials
now disregard Laytonsville’s role protecting Rock Creek? Answer: Follow The Money. When a landﬁll was stuck next to Laytonsville, we heard these leaders cry, “Laytonsville must protect Rock Creek!” and “Preserve town quality of life!” Now that they’re involved with multimillion-dollar developments, you don’t hear them say anything about “protecting Laytonsville.” Laytonsville’s incorporated status ensures their private planning and approval on everything. Montgomery County claims no authority in Laytonsville development. However, town approval doesn’t trump state and federal environmental laws. The significant difference between this development, and other Laytonsville developments, is that this site runs directly through the center of Laytonsville. The commission could have required a smaller development, with commu-
nity areas and open space, but they’re in lockstep with the developer and builder. Land developer Natelli Communities purchased this land, also paying for Laytonsville’s new (reportedly) $3 million water tower. These 1-acre lots would never meet pesky water well setback regulations. Public water paves the way for mass construction, including Natelli Communities next development, being built on land purchased from a current seated commission member. Virtually no information is in commission meeting minutes, when there should be volumes of details. Where then did commission decisions take place, to be agreed and accepted by all parties? These men took an oath of ofﬁce to protect Laytonsville as a town, and protect her current citizens. Yet, what they’re doing will destroy Laytonsville’s functioning, destroy rural character, over-burden the school
system, threaten citizens’ safety, threaten protected waterways, and leave everyone unbearably over-crowded. This is an epic breach of their ﬁduciary duty to you. I’m sure Laytonsville’s government is accustomed to getting their way. Right now, their “way” is to destroy Laytonsville, and once the town’s gone, she’s gone forever. I know it’s not all right with lifelong residents, whose most precious moments occurred in this beloved town. If we fail to defend her now, even against her own government, then we never deserved her in the ﬁrst place, and shame on us. I advise investigating ways to mitigate Laytonsville’s and Rock Creek’s destruction, before it’s too late. I invite you to join me. Pray very hard for Laytonsville, and send suggestions: email@example.com. Don’t abandon her now.
Teresa Foley Kochowicz, Derwood
Gaithersburg is a hollow Tree City
Trees in Grifﬁth Park next to Gaithersburg City Hall.
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Gaithersburg’s citation as a Tree City year after year [“City named a ‘Tree City’ for 25th consecutive year,” May 7] is beginning to strain belief. Again and again I see healthy mature trees being cut down and not replaced, especially in Old Town and along Md. 355; Grifﬁth Park at City Hall has only three big trees left. The City requires a tree removal permit to cut anything larger than a sapling, but the re-
quirement is obviously not being enforced. Much of the felling is being done on weekends and early in the morning, when city ofﬁces are closed. I’d be interested in learning how many permits were issued last year, and how many ﬁnes were imposed. Simply proclaiming an Arbor Day celebration is not enough. Perhaps Gaithersburg should call itself the Hollow Tree City.
Richard Lindstrom, Gaithersburg
Support for Susan Hoffman in District 17 In its endorsement of Andrew Platt in the District 17 race for state delegate, one of my perennial guides, the Sierra Club, disappoints. In fact this endorsement and the Sierra Club’s dismissal of Susan Hoffmann, former mayor of Rockville, illustrate starkly the sometimes-tenuous connection between the endorsement process and a qualitative analysis of candidates. Hoffmann has a proven record of outstanding environmental stewardship. Good environmental stewardship arises out of the administrative and political experiences and expertise developed through proposing and supporting a proactive environmental agenda and forging coalitions to implement such agenda. This is what Mayor Hoffmann brings to District 17. In her years on the Rockville Planning Commission and City Council and also as mayor of Rockville, Hoffmann led the city in environmental initiatives. Her environmental leadership and record are unassailable and unmatched by her opponents, and have done more to enhance our community’s air and water quality than mere platitudes about environmental preferences. Put simply, Hoffmann is the only candidate in the District 17 state delegate race with a proven record of getting green things done. This extends to: financial incentives for green design and environmentally sensitive building renovations; innovative storm water management infrastructure
and waterway restoration; increase in the use of renewable resources by the city; anti-sprawl, pro-pedestrian/ bicyclist development standards; and increase in nonautomobile transportation modes through biking options and pedestrian-friendly Complete Streets implementation. Hoffmann also was instrumental in the introduction of single-stream recycling which signiﬁcantly increased the household recycling rate throughout the city. These are real world activities that have a profound and pervasive beneﬁcial impact on our environment – clean air, clean water, clean earth. The Sierra Club’s dismissal of Hoffmann boggles the mind. In choosing your District 17 state delegate, balance Mayor Hoffmann’s extensive and successful environmental record against the asserted but unrealized desires and abstract approaches of her opponents. For strong, innovative environmental stewardship, Susan Hoffmann should be your choice.
John Britton, Rockville The writer is an environmental attorney and a former member of the Rockville Planning Commission and City Council and currently serves as Chair of the Susan Hoffmann for Delegate campaign.
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TENNIS: State tournament semiﬁnals and ﬁnals at UMD, 10 a.m. Saturday BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: State ﬁnals at Ripken Stadium/UMD, Friday and Saturday
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Wootton senior makes ﬁnal play Volleyball’s reigning Player of the Year ends season with an exclamation point
Avoiding fastpitch before high school hurts players’ development
BY TED BLACK STAFF WRITER
BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
After moments of dominating the Montgomery County’s boys’ volleyball championship against previously unbeaten Clarksburg last week, Thomas S. Wootton High School senior outside hitter Paul Malinauskas went back to the service line with his team owning a comfortable, 24-18 lead and owning match point. In a way, it was an unscripted perfect scenario for Malinauskas, who had been part of four Patriots squads that went undefeated during league play before ﬁnally attaining a title in
When Montgomery Blair High School junior varsity softball coach Courtney Wells, who also coaches at Newport Mill Middle School, played softball growing up in Binghamton, New York, the middle school teams played the same fastpitch game the players intended to play when they reached high school, she said. “We practiced just as much as the high school team, we practiced two hours a day, ﬁve days a week,” Wells said. “It was like a step up program.” Seems logical. In Montgomery County some coaches said they fear joining the middle school team might actually hinder top players’ development because it is slowpitch, which is a completely different game to anything these student-athletes will play in high school or travel ball. Up until Sherwood won the first of its back-to-back state championships, the county had not won a state crown since 1999 and coaches attributed Montgomery’s lag behind not only other area’s of Maryland but the nation, to lack of exposure to fastpitch at an early level. With the number of travel softball organizations throughout the county on the rise, athletes are now getting involved at the 10-under, even 8-under levels. While the general concept of
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Thomas S. Wootton High School’s Paul Malinauskas sets May 13 against Clarksburg.
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Col. Zadok Magruder High School’s Fiona Johnson throws a fastpitch during a game this season.
softball remains the same for both slowpitch and fastpitch, the similarities really end there, coaches agreed. There are, of course, the obvious differences in speed and trajectory of the pitches. Slowpitch regulations require a pitch to arc and crest at a certain height and reach a speciﬁc depth behind the plate. While fastpitch pitches come up a bit from the release point at the hip, they travel on more of a straight line, and much faster. Swings, therefore, are mechanically altered between the two — players are told to swing at a more downward angle during fastpitch as opposed to the upward swing that would beneﬁt a slowpitch player. While runners in fastpitch can lead off and steal bases, that is not allowed in the slowpitch game. “The reality is, and this has been a key theme since [my daughter] played, we talked all those kids out of playing middle school because all it does is screw up the mechanics and timing,”
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Three graduates from 2007 state title team sign deals with teams BY ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER
Quince Orchard High School graduate Zach Kerr (Class of 2007) was sitting with his family in the living room of his Gaithersburg home near the end of this month’s National Football League Draft, when he received a call from the Indianapolis Colts. They wanted to sign the former Cougars football standout. This wasn’t the call he’d been waiting for; Kerr, a powerful defensive lineman, had anticipated being selected in one of the later rounds. But the 6-foot-1, 326-pound behemoth, who signed with the Colts May 11, said he was grateful that there’s a mere possibility he could make football his full-time job. “I was a little upset because I didn’t get drafted,” said Kerr, who played at the University of Delaware. “… [But] at the end of the day, I knew I was going to have the chance to play football in the NFL.”
Kerr, who is back in Gaithersburg after attending a rookie mini-camp last weekend in Indianapolis, said he received phone calls from other teams interested in signing him, but that the Colts’ was the ﬁrst call. “I was grateful for that [call] because I knew somebody who wanted me to come to their team and play football,” Kerr said. Kerr is one of the three Quince Orchard alumni that signed NFL contracts following this year’s draft, joining Houston Texans linebacker Jason Ankrah (2008) and New England Patriots defensive back Travis Hawkins (2008), who attended Nebraska and Delaware, respctively. All three NFL signees played for the 2007 team that went undefeated and won the Class 4A state title in dramatic, comeback fashion. Quince Orchard scored 29 points in the fourth quarter to overcome a 16-point fourth-quarter deﬁcit to defeat Arundel, 36-30. “Different players had to overcome a lot of things, said Kerr, a 2007 All-Gazette First Team offensive lineman. “… Finally being crowned the
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Northwest High School senior Austin Castleberry said he didn’t dream of being a state high jump champion growing up. His dreams were simpler, that his mom would be OK. High jumping requires physical and mental strength, and Castleberry has displayed both on his way to becoming the 2014 in-
door state champion in the event. He says the physical strength was built through hard work in the weight room, but the mental strength may have come from the challenges he’s had to persevere through in his life. “When I was in elementary school, my mom had told me that she had cancer,” Castleberry said. “So, growing up, having a mom that wasn’t able to move around, and was always in bed, and having an older sister not being able to tell me what to do just because I was so young, I didn’t know how to handle this. My emotions
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Quince Orchard High School graduate Zach Kerr, who played for Delaware in college, earned a shot to earn a job with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.
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Northwest High School’s Austin Castleberry won the state championship in the high jump during the indoor track and ﬁeld season. The outdoor championships take place this weekend.
Continued from Page B-1 2013. The tall, powerful, lefthanded hitter and reigning All-Gazette Player of the Year had already accumulated 18 kills during the match and an earlier service run had erased a Patriots’ deﬁcit and vaulted them to a victory in the ﬁrst set. With his team leading the match 2-1 and owning a modest lead in the fourth game, Malinauskas took two strides toward the line, tossed the ball high in the air, jumped to meet it at midﬂight and then struck
Continued from Page B-1 No. 1 team in the state, it always holds a special place in my heart.” Former Quince Orchard
Continued from Page B-1 Col. Zadok Magruder coach Ed Hendrickson said. “It’s a totally different game. The younger players play on the middle school team because it’s fun. But a lot of [top players] do not because it messes up the game timing and mechanics. Kids are getting called out because they’re working on takeoffs for
Continued from Page B-1 [were] everywhere growing up. I wouldn’t say I was a troublemaker, but I was just doing things that I didn’t have to do. Just because I didn’t know how to express my feelings.” A week after discovering that his mother had breast cancer, a fire consumed Castleberry’s house. Castleberry said he, his sister and their mother were homeless for a little while, living out of a hotel, with family, and with friends of their church. Around the same time, his parents went through a custody battle that ended with him living with his father in Virginia for three months. He continued to attend school in Maryland,
it with a genuine sense of purpose. His serve cleared the net easily and then proved much too difﬁcult for a Clarksburg backrow player to handle, careening toward the back wall for an emphatic match point. “When I went back there for match point, I remembered watching a college volleyball match where the game and match ended on a service error,” said Malinauskas, who plans to attend Towson University this fall where he will focus on academics and forgo volleyball. “And I remember thinking what an anticlimactic way to end a match. So, I told my family one night that
if I have the chance to end the match that I was going to let it loose.” Malinauskas had done most of his “letting loose” during the match while playing outside hitter, taking lofty sets from Cary Chin and delivering into Clarksburg backrow players or off blockers for key points. In three of the four games, Clarksburg had raced to early leads. But Wootton had adjusted and recovered and eventually they would prevail, 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 25-18 for its second straight league title and third overall. “He had an amazing career,” Wootton coach John
Hartranft said. “Paul was such a dominant player. I was fortunate to have coached him the last four years. He went undefeated in all four regular seasons. We lost a ﬁrst round match his freshman year, and a semiﬁnal match his sophomore year before winning the title the last two years. He really had an incredible career here and it could not have ended any better.” Clarksburg (14-1) coach Dawn Dickinson gained an early appreciation for Malinauskas during a preseason scrimmage and had expected her Coyotes to face the defending league champions at
some point during the postseason although they were not scheduled to face one another during the league slate. Her admiration continued to grow throughout the match. “We had the lead in every game tonight, but we couldn’t finish,” Dickinson said. “I thought my guys played hard every point of every game. But Paul just kept getting stronger as the match went on. it wasn’t like he was saving himself for the ﬁnale, he just kept ﬁnding more and more energy late in the match.”
coach Dave Mencarini, who now leads Urbana, said that team had four NFL players, including Terrence Stephens (2008), signed and released by the Cincinnati Bengals last season. “I don’t know if there’s an-
other high school in this area that can say they have four [NFL] players from one team,” Mencarini said. “… I just think it goes to show you how special of an era that was in Quince Orchard football.” The 2007 Quince Orchard
team had nine college players, and ﬁve who played Division I or Division I-AA, Mencarini said. “Our coaches in 2007 just tried not to screw up,” he said. Kerr played at Fork Union Military Academy before join-
ing the University of Maryland’s team, then transferring to Delaware in 2012. As a senior, he registered 57 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. He joins a Colts team which went 11-5 last season and reached the second round of the playoffs under
coach Chuck Pagano. “… For the situation I was in [I thought] it’d be good for me to go [to Indianapolis] and learn from the veteran players and the coaches,” Kerr said.
steals. It does nothing to help them.” Hendrickson said several efforts have been made by county coaches to move toward fastpitch in middle school but all attempts have been turned back due to “lack of resources to support the fastpitch game.” While James H. Blake coach Nicole Wallace agreed it be hugely beneficial for middle school teams to play fastpitch, the response seems understandable.
“You would have to get face masks for the helmets, which middle schools do not use,” Wallace said. “Middle schools only have one or two bats, you would need to get different bats. It might be a resources thing.” While slowpitch could be a good introduction for athletes to softball and a gateway to something more competitive — Wells said she encourages anyone who takes a liking
to the sport to pursue a yearround team — there are few opportunities in actual games to do much ﬁelding. It is difﬁcult to throw strikes due to slowpitch regulations, she said, so games are riddled with walks. A discrepancy between any travel ball players and newcomers to softball also makes development difﬁcult, Wallace said. The recent influx of younger, experienced ball
players have made their way onto varsity teams; coaches agreed that if players aren’t on varsity by their sophomore seasons it will be hard to break into a varsity team’s starting lineup. “There is such a wide range of skill level and mentality at the middle school level,” Wallace said. “Some people have never played before and are playing for fun. Other people have been playing travel
ball starting at 10-under and they’re ready to go out and win. It’s tough. It’s almost a lose, lose because you don’t want to discourage anyone from playing and you don’t want to tell anyone to tone it down. Maybe if they had two different teams like high school has varsity and junior varsity, a competitive and a non-competitive team, a slowpitch and a fastpitch.”
before ﬁnally being allowed to move back with his mother, who he couldn’t have contact with throughout. “That’s something that I was able to overcome just through the grace of God,” Castleberry said. “But at the same time, it helped me develop as a man. And meeting [Northwest track and ﬁeld coach Robert Youngblood] and being able to tell him all this stuff, he’s just helped me feed that into the ﬁre and be able to use that as an energy source to be able to want to go out there and jump higher heights and defeat competition — and do what I have to do as a man and an athlete, and a student.” Last spring, when Castleberry joined the track team, he was actually a basketball player for Northwest. Youngblood said
he saw him standing around the track and invited him over to try the high jump. “He put down his honey bun, and whatever other junk he had, and from that day forward he was learning how to do the high jump,” Youngblood said, adding that Castleberry even quit the basketball team. The results weren’t immediate but he showed promise, and once the indoor season came around, he earned first-place in six of the eight events he participated in. That includes the county, regional, and state championships earlier this year. “He decided, come indoor [season], that this was going to be it,” Youngblood said. “Because if you look over the years, freshman, sophomore, junior year, there is no Austin Castle-
berry in track. He was focused on playing on the basketball team. And then, he decided to rededicate all his energy into something that he found fun to do, and he walked away from basketball.” In this, his ﬁnal season as a track and ﬁeld athlete, Castleberry has been dealing with adversity again. His mother has been cancer-free for 10 years, but he recently found out that his father has cancer. Add that to the fact that his high-jump results have been negatively affected by a knee injury on his plant-leg, that his athletic trainer said may be tendinitis, and mental strength becomes even more vital. If there is anyone able to handle the circumstances though, it’s Castleberry, who
said he’s learned how to cope. His numbers started to return close to normal at last week’s regional championship with a jump of 5-feet, 11-inches. What’s his plan for the state championship meet? Youngblood wants to see him hit 6-4. “Six-4 is actually our school’s outdoor record,” Castleberry said. “So he’s been trying to get me up there, and I’m not only trying to beat it, I’m trying to get toward 6-5. I mean, I’ve been up there, it’s just that mental note — just knowing when to snap your legs and all that stuff. But come states, I feel like something is going to happen. Something is going to happen.”
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Olympic star Katie Ledecky commits to Stanford Stone Ridge junior and four-time World Champion holds ﬁve American records n
BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart junior and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky made a verbal commitment Thursday to swim at Stanford University in 2015-16. “I am thrilled to announced that upon my completion of my high school education, I am committed to pursue my college education at Stanford and very much look forward to the opportunity to swim for the Stanford Cardinal women’s team in NCAA competition,” Ledecky said in a news release sent to The Gazette. “I am very excited about the educational opportunities that will be available to me at Stanford
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Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart junior Katie Ledecky competes at the Independent School League championships on Jan. 24 in Bethesda. The Olympic gold medal winner announced Thursday she plans to swim for Stanford University. and to swim for its great NCAA program under the leadership of Coach Greg Meehan and Assistant Coach Tracy Duchac.” At age 15 — and the youngest member of Team USA —
Ledecky came out of relative obscurity to win Olympic gold in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2012 London Olympics, breaking a 23-year American record along the way.
Since then she has become a household name, rewriting the sport’s record books in the distance freestyle events. More recently, she has proven her proﬁciency in the shorter
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Little Hoyas reclaim their ﬁrst title since 2011 BY ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER
Georgetown Preparatory School boys’ lacrosse senior Will Railey said he has taken part in the storied Prep-Landon rivalry for as long as he can remember. But of all the games he’s seen — and played in — none would mean as much as Saturday’s 10-7 victory in the Interstate Athletic Conference championship in North Bethesda. “I don’t even know if the full effect has hit me yet. It is absolutely surreal,” said Railey, who attended Prep-Landon games with his father when he was younger. “I can’t even believe what just happened.” Railey anchored a defense that limited Landon (19-4) to one fourth-quarter goal while senior Brendan Collins scored a teamhigh three goals, leading the Little Hoyas (19-1) to their ﬁrst IAC title since 2011 when they defeated the Bears in the ﬁnals. “It’s always been my dream
to come out here and play like this,” Collins said. “I’m glad we got it done today.” GeorgetownPrepwasincontrol for most of the game, going ahead 4-2 at halftime and taking an 8-6 lead into the ﬁnal period. An early fourth-quarter goal from Landon’s Zac Buller cut the lead to one, but the Bears were silenced for the remainder. Aided by insurance goals from David Lipka and Collins — who put his team ahead 10-7 lead with under two minutes left — Georgetown Prep held on for the victory. “That’s when I really knew that we were probably going to get the win,” said Collins, a Notre Dame recruit. “There’s just no greater feeling in the world.” The Little Hoyas opened up their attack after a quiet ﬁrst quarter, tallying back-to-back goals in the ﬁnal minute of the ﬁrst half and adding four more in a fast-paced third period. “I said, you know, let’s just play them straight up,” Georgetown Prep coach Kevin Giblin said. “It gave us an opportunity to play some offense.” Landon’s Sam Lynch and Colton Rupp scored two goals
For the ﬁrst time in school history, Bullis won the Independent School League track and ﬁeld championship on May 10 at Holton-Arms School in Bethesda. With the win, the Bulldogs became the ﬁrst team from Maryland to win the ISL championship in more than a decade. Coach Joe Lee said that the team accomplished a goal that became realistic a year ago when they placed fourth at the meet. “They wanted it really bad,” Lee said about his team. “They’re tough girls. They’re a type of team that likes to prove people wrong. We’re not a huge team with numbers [of athletes], like some of the other teams — 30, 40, 50 kids. We had about 10 girls scoring points for us.” Bullis set three ISL meet records — Kyla Lewis in the 100 meters, Simone Glenn in the 200, and the two of them along with Lindsay Lewis and Gabrielle Tielman-Fenelus in the 1,600-meters relay. The team also set seven school records. Full results of the meet can be found on athletic.net.
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Burtonsville resident competes in Golden Gloves Burtonsville native and Springbrook graduate Tavon Body competed in the National Golden Gloves Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. Body, who had earned the chance to compete in the 165-pound weight class of Golden Gloves Nationals by defeating Clinso Brumﬁeld of Virginia last month in a preliminary bout, lost his only ﬁght in Las Vegas on May 12 when he was upended by Shakeem Hodge of Pennsylvania in one of 14 opening round
matchups. Body trains at Bald Eagle Recreation Center in Southeast, Washington, D.C. — TED BLACK
Gaithersburg rallies to defeat Whitman After spotting visiting Walt Whitman a 4-0 lead in the top of the ﬁrst inning, the Gaitherburg baseball team rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Vikings in the 4A West Region title game at Kelley Park on Saturday. Gaitherburg senior pitcher Nick DeCarlo shook off the shaky start to record the victory, blanking the Vikings over the last six innings. The Trojans got two runs back in the third, another in the ﬁfth and two more in the sixth on a sacriﬁce ﬂy by Scotty Herrmann and a single by Jake Thomas to forge the victory. “We never panicked,” said Gaithersburg coach Jeff Rabberman. “We stayed with what we’ve been doing well all season. Nick just dug down and refused to give up anything else after that ﬁrst inning. We played some small ball to move guys over and then Scotty and Jake came up big for us.” — TED BLACK
Sherwood advances to baseball’s state semis After falling behind 2-0 early, the Sherwood baseball team rallied for a 6-3 victory over host Perry Hall in the 4A North Region ﬁnal on Saturday. Warriors’ pitcher Brian Reich went ﬁve innings to get the win and senior left-hander Brady Adam tossed the ﬁnal two innings to get the save.
break the 4 minute, 30 second barrier (4:28;.71). Her rapidly growing list of accolades includes, 2013 FINA World Swimmer of the Year, USA Swimming Athlete of the Year and U.S. Olympic Committee Sportswoman of the Year. Due to NCAA restrictions Meehan will not be able to comment on Ledecky’s commitment until she signs her National Letter of Intent in November. “Katie’s success as a swimmer and a student are truly exceptional and provides us all with great inspiration,” said Catherine Ronan Karrels, Head of School at Stone Ridge, in the news release. “Katie will surely thrive at Stanford and in her future pursuits.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Georgetown Prep lacrosse players, Will Railey (left) and Matt Billings celebrate the Little Hoyas’ victory Saturday against Landon, giving them the Interstate Athletic Conference title. apiece, with Rupp notching both of his late in the third quarter to make it 7-6. But the Little Hoyas never lost their lead in the second half. “Every time they got a goal, we’d get a goal right back, and then they’d get a goal. It’s always back and forth like that between these two teams and luckily enough we were able to come out on top,” Collins said. Prep ranked fourth in the
KEEPING IT BRIEF Bullis girls win ISL track
distances as well. Last summer Ledecky won four gold medals — and set two new world marks — at the 2013 FINA World Championship in Barcelona, where she became the first American woman ever to win the 400-meters, 800-meters and 1,500-meters freestyle events in the same world championship competition. Ledecky was named the top woman scorer in Barcelona in a ﬁeld that included four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin. Ledecky is currently the world and American record holder in the 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle events and holds additional American marks in the 400-meter freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle, according to USA Swimming. At last year’s Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving championships, Ledecky added another American record and became the first woman to
Sherwood scored three runs in the sixth to take the lead and added an insurance run in the seventh. “Our last half of the schedule after spring break was brutal,” Sherwood coach Sean Davis said. “Those games against Poolesville, Gaitherburg, Blair and Wootton were all close games. But it helped us get ready for the playoffs. We’ve already seen some of the best pitchers in the state. Now it’s just a matter of us playing good defense and getting a few more runs.” — TED BLACK
Poolesville still perfect Bolstered by a quartet of seniors who have played together since middle school and will play college baseball next spring, the Poolesville baseball team maintained its perfect season by defeating Middletown, 4-0, on Saturday in the 2A West Region ﬁnal. Poolesville scored a run in the ﬁrst, another in the third and added two insurance runs in the seventh on a two-run single by Chris Convers and Falcons’ hurlers Robbie Metz and Convers combined on a no-hitter. Metz, a George Washington University recruit, has yet to allow a run in 33 innings this season. He also went 2 for 3 with a triple and scored three runs. Vince Guanciale also had two hits for the Falcons. “It really was a great game to be a part of,” Poolesville coach Steve Orsini said. “It was a great atmosphere and a really close game. Even the home plate umpire asked if we could play four more innings he enjoyed it so much.” — TED BLACK
May 13 Nike/US Lacrosse National High School Boys’ Top 25. The Little Hoyas defeated No. 9 Landon 9-7 in the regular season. “This is the best lacrosse I’ve ever enjoyed,” said Railey, a Virginia recruit. “Great coaching staff, great teammates every year. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever played.” email@example.com
Damascus High School football junior Jalen Christian has committed to playing at the University of South Carolina in the fall of 2015, he announced Thursday. Christian, a shutdown corner and top returner, was offered a scholarship from South Carolina during his freshman season and has since received offers from several Division I schools. Listed at 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, Christian helped lead the Swarmin’ Hornets to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class 3A West Region semiﬁnals. The multi-position star was named First Team All-Gazette defensive back last season, while contributing offensively with four rushing touchdowns, three receiving touchdowns and one punt return
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Damascus High School’s Jalen Christian announced Thursday he intends to accept a scholarship offer from the University of South Carolina.
touchdown. He was named to the second team as a returner as a sophomore and he was recognized as an honorable mention as a freshman.
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Once the rain stopped and the sun came out, the Class 4A West Region track and field championships scheduled to ﬁnish on Thursday, concluded on Friday with the Clarksburg boys and Northwest girls still in ﬁrst place. After the inaugural day of events wrapped up Wednesday, Clarksburg and Northwest each held team-points leads. But a rain-delay, turned postponement, on Thursday, threatened to steal any momentum or rhythm they had earned. Clarksburg junior Tavis Holland said the rain brought him down a little bit, but it didn’t stop his team from claiming victory, or him from winning in the 400 meters (49.38 seconds). Holland said the rain delay did disturb his rhythm. “Brought me down, psyched me out a little bit,” Holland said. “But I came out today, it’s a whole new day. I was ready.” Holland placed ﬁfth in the 100 meters (11.10 seconds), and fourth in the 200 (23.17), posting times fast enough in each, along with the 400, to qualify for the
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Walter Johnson High School’s Kiernan Keller trails Whitman’s Clare Severe in to the ﬁnal stretch of the 1,600 meters during Thursday’s 4A West Region meet at Clarksburg. Because of rain, the event concluded on Friday. state championships. He was also the second leg of Clarksburg’s second-place, 1,600-meters relay team. Gaithersburg won the event. “Everybody on that [1,600-meters relay] team has heart,” Holland said. “It’s all because, they know that we have so many  runners. Anybody can substitute anybody. When anybody gets a chance to run that ..., we take it personally, because it’s the last event — and most of the time, that deter-
mines the meet.” Senior Matthew Adedeji won in the high-jump. He said that the team had to focus in order to come away with a region championship. “We just stayed focused, mentally. We were mentally there.” Adedeji said. “Even though the meet was supposed to be two days, and it ended up being three day, we stayed focused for the past three days and we just left it out there on the track.”
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Clarksburg High School’s Carlos Vanzego leaps for the pit in the triple jump during Thursday’s 4A West Region meet at Clarksburg. Because of rain, the event concluded on Friday. Adedeji was also fortunate enough to earn state-championship qualiﬁcations to go along with the region title. Besides qualifying in the high-jump (6foot, 3 inches), he also qualiﬁed in the triple-jump with a distance of 43-4. The jump was good enough for third place, behind teammate Carlos Vanzego who ﬁnished in second, and Elliot Davis of Quince Orchard. “It feels good, [because] the end result of the season is for
all of us to qualify for the state,” Adedeji said. “Plus, winning a regional championship is just icing on the cake, because everybody put the work in on the track, and just left it all on the track.” Clarksburg and Northwest didn’t stop with ﬁrst-place ﬁnishes, though. Clarksburg girls and Northwest boys finished in second, giving each-others counterparts a run for their money. Each of these teams ﬁnished
in the same exact spots as they did at last year’s region championships. In fact, Northwest girls’ and boys’ teams have been so consistent that they ﬁnished ﬁrst and second at last week’s county championships as well. “They got a lot of togetherness now,” second-year Northwest coach Robert Youngblood said about his girls. “Beginning of the season, they were feeling each other out, ‘Who’s this, and I’m this and I’m that,’ Now it’s more about the team, in general. They all stepped forward... It was all about each other. They cared about each other.” Youngblood said his three seniors, in particular, stepped up. Long-jump county champion, Kendra Meredith, earned second place. She also qualiﬁed for states in the triple-jump with her ﬁfth-place distance. Tiara Wellman is also a state qualiﬁer, in the 200 and 400. She placed third and second in those events at regionals. Naomi Sheppard placed ﬁfth in the 800 and will also be going to states. She is on Northwest’s 800 meters relay team along with Meredith. They ﬁnished in second place behind Col. Zadok Magruder. Full results for the meet can be found at www.mpssaa.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Wootton’s run ends in boys’ lacrosse state semiﬁnals South River hands Patriots their ﬁrst loss of season n
BY ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER
For a brief stretch early in the fourth quarter of the Class 4A/3A state semiﬁnals, the Thomas S. Wootton High School boys’ lacrosse team had solved the stingy South River defense. Passes were crisp, shots were
on target, the transition game was ﬂowing, and the usually reliable Patriots attack — which tallied three goals in two minutes to erase a 6-3 deﬁcit — had returned to form. But scoring outbursts like that were few and far between Friday in Pasadena, where Wootton’s playoff run — and its undefeated season — would come to an end after a 10-7 loss to South River (16-2). “Their defense around the crease really affected the way
we play our offense,” said junior Myles Romm, who had a teamhigh four goals. “… Lacrosse is such a game of momentum and once we got on the wave, we kind of rode it. And I guess we had quite a bit of a drought toward the end.” The Patriots (17-1) had multiple scoring droughts, getting shut out in the ﬁrst and third quarters, and going quiet after Jake Dunlop’s game-tying goal (6-6) with less than eight minutes remaining in the game. Wootton,
averaging 16.1 goals per game, was held below double-ﬁgures for the ﬁrst time this spring. “They played really good defense, we played really good defense, and they outscored us,” Wootton coach Colin Thomson said. “They took care of their opportunities when they could, and we didn’t.” South River’s Dylan Mansur scored a game-high ﬁve goals in the ﬁrst half and triggered a 4-0 Seahawks run with go-ahead 7-6 goal midway through the ﬁnal
period. “If you’re going to lose, you lose to a good team. And they’re a good team,” Thomson said. “... I don’t like losing but we’re very proud of our season.” Romm scored three of his four goals in the fourth quarter, leading the comeback with backto-back goals early in the period. “He’s been that way all year. People underestimate him,” Thomson said. “… He plays all out, he’s got a bright future.” Wootton, which defeated
Winston Churchill 14-12 in Wednesday’s West Region championship, was making its first trip to the state semiﬁnals since appearing there six consecutive times from 2006 to 2011. “[This season] we came together as a family and we really pushed through,” Romm said. “We didn’t accomplish what we wanted to accomplish but we worked hard and we worked as a family.” email@example.com
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‘Arabian Nights’ at Silver Spring Stage focuses on commonality
Rockville festival returns with full line-up
WILL C. FRANKLIN STAFF WRITER
Not all tales from Arabia have Sinbad, Ali Baba or Aladdin. Some don’t even have a singing and dancing genie. Tony Award-winning playwright Mary Zimmerman’s “Arabian Nights,” running now at Silver Spring Stage, focuses on young Scheherazade who must weave elaborate ARABIAN stories each NIGHTS night for her husband, the n When: 8 p.m. King, in order Fridays and to stay alive. Saturdays; 2 “The King p.m. Sundays, to goes a little June 7 crazy,” said n Where: Silver director Jacy Spring Stage, D’Aiutolo. 10145 Colesville “He ﬁnds his Rd., Silver Spring first wife in n Tickets: $20 bed with another woman, n For information: goes a little 301-593-6036; nuts, and ssstage.org decides he is going to marry a virgin girl each night and then kill her in the morning … until
Nashville folk/rock band NEULORE is heading north for the 2014 Rockville Hometown Holidays Celebration. PHOTO BY JONATHAN HANSON PHOTOGRAPHY
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Bethesda Blues and Jazz welcomes musical brothers From Juilliard to jazz clubs, twins foster love of music BY SAMANTHA SCHMIEDER SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE
In the entertainment business, there is no shortage of family acts. But there are few that boast identical twins in their lineup. The Peter and Will Anderson Trio, performing at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club on May 28, is one such act. Peter and Will Anderson, 26, grew up in Bethesda and graduated from Walt Whitman High School in 2005. Following high school, the brothers packed up and moved to New York City to attend Juilliard, and the duo has been living in the city, now, for eight years. “We were very protected in the
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etween more than 30 live performances, 20 local restaurants serving up food and Memorial Day celebrations, county residents shouldn’t have any issues ﬁnding something to do at the 26th Hometown Holidays festival in Rockville. Rockville Town Center will host musicians across ﬁve stages as well as the 2014 Taste of Rockville during the festivities, scheduled for 2-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The 70th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade concludes the Hometown Holidays weekend from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 26. Committee members in charge of putting together this year’s festivities sought out local bands and regional acts to round out the line-ups for the concert stages, taking suggestions from event fans and looking at acts playing at similar festivals throughout the area. “Everyone in the Rockville Special Events ofﬁce is a music lover,” said events specialist Amanda Smigelsky-Knox. “Our favorite part of the job, by far, is listening to the bands we book at Hometown Holidays and seeing others enjoy the music as well.” Each stage — including the Bud Light Beach, Hungerford’s Tavern, Maryland Avenue, The Barn and Town Square stages — will host performers from different areas of the country and musicians of different genres, from zydeco and reggae to polka and blues. “I think people forget from time to time that there is a vibrant, original music scene in the D.C. area,” said Matt Nolan, drummer and co-manager of the country-rock group Morrison Brothers Band, which performs from 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday on the Maryland
The Peter and Will Anderson Trio, featuring the band’s namesake twins (pictured), will perform in concert at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club on May 28.
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ROCKVILLE’S 2014 HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS n When: 2-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday n Where: Rockville Town Center PHOTO BY ROUTE 1 MULTIMEDIA
Residents ﬂock to Rockville Town Center during last year’s Hometown Holidays event.
n Tickets: Free admission; $1.25 per Taste of Rockville food ticket, $1-$3 for ride tickets n For information: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?NID=665
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A ‘Vivid’ impression
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
Big band and swing sensation Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform in concert on Saturday at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club.
The Voodoo that they do Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform in concert at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, on the heels of their 20th anniversary last year. Continuously reminding music lovers of the thrill of big-band swing, the nine member band is celebrating the release of the CD “Rattle Them Bones,” itself a follow-up to the 2009 smash “How Big Can You Get? The Music of Cab Calloway.” For ticketing information, visit bethesdabluesjazz.com.
Susan Makara’s “Unmasked” will be on view to June 7 as part of the two-person exhibit “Vivid” at the BlackRock Center for the Arts.
“Vivid,” an exhibit of paintings by Susan Makara and Leslie Nolan, is currently on view to June 7 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts’ Main Gallery in Germantown. From Makara’s exquisite crafting of fantastical and dreamlike creatures to the minutiae of Makara’s dynamic and ethereal subjects, the pair’s techniques blend the
‘Petrushka,’ sawdust and Sandy Spring
lines between reality and fantasy. Normal gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The gallery also is open during evening and weekend hours when classes are in session. The gallery is closed Sunday. For more information, visit blackrockcenter.org.
The Olney Ballet Theatre will present the historical ballet “Petrushka” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sandy Spring Friends Performing Arts Center, 16923 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring. Created in 1911 by Michel Fokine and Igor Stravinsky, the production tells the tale of the titular Russian puppet made of straw and sawdust who is made live via magic and falls in love with a Ballerina Doll. The Olney Ballet Theatre production is choreographed by Carolina Ballet Theatre artistic director Hernon Justo, and Olney’s student dancers will be joined by professionals from that company, as well as the American Repertory Ballet and the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company. The program also will feature the Four Seasons Dance Group, now in its ninth year. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.
The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at Montgomery College’s Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is renowned as one half of the legendary Righteous Brothers, whose 1960s hits “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” and “Unchained Melody” remain an indelible part of pop culture to this day. In 1987, Medley’s duet with Jennifer Warnes “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,”
itself, achieved legendary status when it appeared in the classic ﬁlm “Dirty Dancing,” and went on to become a Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winner. Medley recently returned to the studio for the ﬁrst time since Bobby Hatﬁeld’s passing to record “Damn Near Righteous,” honoring the legacy of the duo’s partnership, while serving as a tribute to a number of legendary mentors and peers. For more information, visit montgomerycollege.edu/PAC.
The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley will perform in concert on Friday at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center.
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Rockville Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
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Washington Balalaika Society Spring Concert Saturday, May 31 at 8pm Tickets: $25 at the door.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DANCES Hollywood Ballroom, May 21, “step of the evening” West Coast mini-lesson at 8:15 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:30 p.m. ($16); May 22, 29, Tea Dance from 12:30-3:30 p.m. ($6); May 23, Drop-in lessons from 7:30-9 p.m., West Coast Swing Dancing with Dance Jam Productions at 9 p.m. ($15); May 24, Latin Night with Mr. Mambo, workshops from 8-10 p.m., dance from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. ($18 for workshop and dance, $15 for dance only); May 25, free Tango lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8 p.m. ($16); May 28, “step of the evening” Viennese Waltz minilesson at 8:15 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:30 p.m. ($16), 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181, www.hollywoodballroomdc.com. Scottish Country Dancing, 8-10 p.m. Mondays, steps and formations taught. No experience, partner necessary, T-39 Building on NIH campus, Wisconsin Avenue and South Drive, Bethesda, 240-505-0339. Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: Thurs-
days, 8:15 p.m. beginner lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, www.capitalblues.org. Contra, May 23, George Marshall and Tim van Egmond with Swallowtail; May 30, Susan Taylor with Raise The Roof, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www.fridaynightdance.org. Contra & Square, May 25, George and Tim and Swallowtail, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, www.fsgw.org. English Country, May 21, Caller: Stephanie Smith; May 28, Caller: Anna Rain, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), www. fsgw.org. Swing, July 12, Boilermaker Jazz Band, lesson at 8 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $15, www.ﬂyingfeet.org. Waltz, May 25, Swallowtail, lesson from 2:45-3:30 p.m., dancing to live music from 3:30-6 p.m., $10, www.waltztimedances.org.
MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Doors Wide Open, 7:30
p.m. May 21, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. May 22; Still Surﬁn’: A Tribute to the Beach Boys, 8 p.m. May 23; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 8:30 p.m. May 24; Sunday Brunch with Angel & Friends Band, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 25; Minas Presents Tribute to Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66, 7:30 p.m. May 25; Peter & Will Anderson Trio, featuring Alex Wintz, 7:30 p.m. May 28, call for prices, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, www. bethesdabluesjazz.com. BlackRock Center for the Arts, The Crawdaddies – Free
Summer Concert, 8 p.m. June 28, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-528-2260, www.blackrockcenter.org. Carpe Diem Arts, Washington Revels Carpe Diem Sing in Silver Spring, 6:30 p.m. May 21, Washington Revels, 531 Dale Drive, Silver Spring, free, www.carpediemarts.org.
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Fillmore Silver Spring, Ones To Watch with Skype Presents Eric Hutchinson - Tell The World Tour, 8 p.m. May 23; Tamar Braxton, 8 p.m. May 25, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. www.ﬁllmoresilverspring.com. Strathmore, International Specialty Tea, 1 p.m. May 21; MYCO: Fantasy & Fairytales, 7:30 p.m. May 21; Artist in Residence Education Workshop with Elijah Balbed: Listen to Jazz & Improve Your Life, 7:30 p.m. May 21; BSO: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, 8 p.m. May 24; Afternoon Tea, 1 p.m. May 27-28; AIR: Elijah Jamal Balbed, jazz saxophone, 7:30 p.m. May 28; BSO: A Midsummer Night’s Dream - A Concert, 8 p.m. May 29; Jazz Samba Project - Quiet Nights: Ron Kearns Quartet with special guest Michael Thomas, 7:30 p.m. May 30; Jazz Vocal Intensive: Using Improvisation to Create SongInterpretation, 10 a.m. May 31; call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-5815100, www.strathmore.org.
The Olney Ballet Theatre will present the historical ballet “Petrushka” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sandy Spring Friends Performing Arts Center. Created in 1911 by Michel Fokine and Igor Stravinsky, the production tells the tale of the titular Russian puppet made of straw and sawdust who is made live via magic and falls in love with a Ballerina Doll. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.
ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “The Jungle Book,” to May 25, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, www. adventuretheatre-mtc.org. Arts Barn, Comedy and Magic Society, 8 p.m. May 23, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. www.gaithersburgmd.gov. Imagination Stage, “Cinderella: The Remix:” to May 25, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www.imaginationstage.org. Kensington Arts Theatre, “Les Mis,” 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, to May 24, Kensington Town Hall/Armory, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, contact theater for prices, times, katonline.org. Montgomery College, The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley, 8 p.m. May 23, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, contact theater for ticket prices, montgomerycollege.edu/PAC. Olney Theatre Center, August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson,” to June 1, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, www.olneytheatre. org. The Puppet Co., “Pinocchio,” to June 8; Tiny Tots @ 10, select Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, call for shows and show times, Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park’s North Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $5, 301-634-5380, www.thepuppetco.org. Round House Theatre, Bethesda, “Ordinary Days,” May 28 to June 22, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. 240-6441100, www.roundhousetheatre. org. Round House Theatre, Silver Spring, “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” May 22 to June 14, call for show times, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, $15 for general admission, $10 for subscribers, patrons 30 and younger and seniors, 244-644-1100, www. roundhousetheatre.org. Silver Spring Stage, “The Arabian Nights,” to June 7, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, see website for show times, www.
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The Writer’s Center, Jan-
ice Gary and Marion Winik, 2 p.m. June 1, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, 301-654-8664, www. writer.org.
VISUAL ART Adah Rose Gallery, “Contemplating the Sweetness of Grass and Startling Brevity of Life,” to June 18, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, 301-922-0162, www. adahrosegallery.com Gallery B, “72 Grams Per Pixel,” to May 24; gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday
through Saturday, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. www.bethesda. org. Glenview Mansion, Rockville Art League, to May 23; Pierre Rufﬁeux sculpture, “Trolls”, June 1-20; Ray Jubela, Photography, June 1-20, Rockville Civic Center Park, 503 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. www.rockvillemd.gov. Marin-Price Galleries, Donny Finley, May 24 to June 18, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., 301-7180622. VisArts, Xiaosheng Bi, Liz Lescault and Alison Sigethy:
“Fathom Full Five: Going Deeper,” to June 1, Gibbs Street Gallery; TARNISH: Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), to June 1, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, 301315-8200, www.visartsatrockville. org.
Washington Printmakers Gallery, “Jambo, Tanzania,” Marian
Osher, to May 25, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, second ﬂoor, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, www. washingtonprintmakers.com.
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AT THE MOVIES PHOTOS BY WARNER BROS. PICTURES
A scene from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic action adventure “Godzilla,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
The big lug is back, and it’s just in time BY
MICHAEL PHILLIPS CHICAGO TRIBUNE
In one fell swoop, and a pretty swell fell swoop it is, the new “Godzilla” makes up for the 1998 Godzilla movie, the one with Matthew Broderick up against the sea beast klutzing around New York like Jack Lemmon in “The Out-of-Towners.” The latest “Godzilla,” ﬁne and ﬁerce, removes the camp (though it’s not humorless) and takes the smartly considered step of not over-exploiting its star. Already it has become the water-cooler topic for this unusually classy summer picture: Is there enough Godzilla in “Godzilla”? Folks, there is. There is just enough. For one thing, Godzilla’s not the only creature wreaking havoc in Japan and America. For another, there’s such a thing as pacing oneself, if one is a Godzilla movie. While it does indeed take close to an hour for the prehistoric being to get his first full-on, gangway-world-get-off-of-myrunway close-up, director Gareth Edwards lays the expository groundwork nicely and hands the audience what it craves in the second half. “Godzilla” tells two tales, one of a nuclear family reuniting, the other of a more literally nuclear family working through its problems by ﬁghting it out. The premise of screenwriter Max Borenstein’s script, taken from a story by David Callaham,
Continued from Page B-7 he comes to Scheherazade.” The stories entertain the King, who decides to keep her alive as long as she provides interesting tales. “What we have in this production are a set of stories that are acted out by the cast that are some of the less familiar stories,” D’Aiutolo said. “Zimmerman chose them for a reason and I think she chose them
Continued from Page B-7 Avenue Stage. “It’s original music that’s worth seeing, and we like the opportunity to be a part of it.” No strangers to the D.C.area, the group originated in Los Angeles seven years ago but brought Nolan and his brother
Continued from Page B-7 dorms of Juilliard, but now I feel like a New Yorker,” Will said, explaining that getting used to New York City was pretty easy for him and his brother. Peter and Will first fell in love with New York City when they visited with their parents at a young age. That initial attraction, combined with the school and the nearby jazz scene, made the choice to move to the city an
and concerned an alien invasion. In that modest but satisfying debut, Edwards played peekaboo with the audience, keeping its monsters under wraps until they were truly necessary. Now, working with a budget approximately 160 times larger, Edwards surely felt the pressure of commercial expectations regarding “Godzilla.” Even so, the ﬁlm has the air of conﬁdent, almost serene folklore. There’s a full complement of computer-generated effects (duh), but the battle scenes never arrive quite when you expect. Glimpses of horrendous destruction are often captured on television screens, or witnessed from behind airport terminal windows. When the Watanabe character says the big line — “Let them ﬁght” — you’re good and ready for a ﬁght. While Edwards has a few things to learn about handling humanbased dramatic sequences, it’s heartening to see a couple of big producing entities, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, take an intelligent risk on a relatively untested director.
rewrites, cleverly, the Godzilla lore as we know it. Earth’s most radiant yet most marginalized shut-in, ﬁrst seen in 1954, was not, it turns out, awakened by atomic testing in the South Pacific. Those A-bomb blasts were intended to kill or at least contain the beast. The new “Godzilla” begins in 1999, in a Filipino mining quarry, where disruptions to the earth in the name of capitalism have generated unusual seismic readings. Scientists played by Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins discover a pair of massive sacs attached to a skeleton of ... something. One is empty, and there’s a trail from the quarry site leading to the ocean. The other, intact but threatening, is whisked to an undisclosed location near Las
Vegas. In the manner of Steven Soderberg’s “Contagion,” the human character roster in “Godzilla” isn’t neatly divided into obvious, impervious protagonists and clearly marked villains biding their time before their death scenes. Following the late 20th-century prologue, the picture’s early scenes focus on a married pair of nuclear power facility workers played by Bryan Cranston (terrible rug, even with a $160 million production budget) and Juliette Binoche. What ﬁrst appears to be a plant meltdown is, of course, being caused by the radiation-seeking monster. The disaster leaves the couple’s son devastated; 15 years later, he’s a U.S. Navy explosives expert, played by Aaron Taylor-
Johnson, whose wife (Elizabeth Olsen) and child are separated from the ﬁlm’s nominal hero as things heat up in San Francisco and the monster-on-monster smack-downs arrive. Those who loved last year’s “Pacific Rim,” which reveled in an all-star series of cage matches, are the ones destined to be most frustrated with “Godzilla.” I found that pileup entertaining but crowded. Here, there’s room for a creature or three to breathe and bide some time in between clashes. The director thinks visually, which sounds redundant until you realize how many monster movies are ﬂat, effects-dependent factory jobs. Edwards knows how to use great heights for great effect: the paratroopers’ jump, scored
(wrongly, I think) to a famous piece of music used in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” imparts the same sense of vertiginous thrill as a view from a railroad trestle bridge, looking downward, at a river of ﬂaming debris. There are weaknesses, starting and ending with TaylorJohnson, who’s dull in a crucial but dull role. I ﬁnd the screenplay’s attempts to make us care about the humans rather touching, which isn’t the same as saying the characters’ crises are dramatically vital. But so much of “Godzilla” works on a sensory, atmospheric level, the workmanlike material can’t kill it. Edwards’ sole previous feature, “Monsters,” was made on a budget of less than $1 million,
because they are the ones that are the funniest and most moving and the most human.” Although the stories Scheherazade tells are fairy tales, they’re not the typical animated Disney variety. “These are based more in reality than a lot of magic,” D’Aiutolo said. Two years ago, D’Aiutolo submitted “Arabian Nights” to the play selection committee at Silver Spring Stage with the hopes of directing. After it received the go-ahead, it was put
on the calendar. All D’Aiutolo had to do was wait. “I love these stories,” D’Aiutolo said. “I love how funny some of them are. I love how deeply moving some of them are in such a short span of time. Because we do so many stories, no one story is going to take an hour, because that’d be half your play.” D’Aiutolo said since Silver Spring Stage usually focuses on plays from Western cultures — United States, Britain, France — it’s important to tell stories
from other civilizations. “This was an opportunity to do that,” D’Aiutolo said. For as many dramatic scenes as there are in the play, there are just as many comedic scenes. D’Aiutolo said he wouldn’t feel comfortable calling this just a comedy or just a drama. “It’s storytelling,” D’Aiutolo said. “Because there are so many different stories, you’re going to get some comedy – certainly. You’re going to get some drama – certainly. I don’t
think it ﬁts neatly into any of those traditional theater categories. It’s not a comedy, it’s not a farce, it’s not a straight up drama, it’s not a thriller … it’s sort of none of those things and all of those things at once.” Although there are some adult themes in the show, D’Aiutolo said “Arabian Nights” is mostly teen-friendly. “It’s probably OK for 13 year olds, but probably not OK for like an 8 year old,” D’Aiutolo said. D’Aiutolo said he hopes, af-
ter seeing the show, audiences will have a deeper appreciation for other cultures and the connections we all have. “People who are different from us are in some ways really not so different,” D’Aiutolo said. “In that way, I hope that they perceive that we’re all on a journey for developing empathy for others and I hope this helps the audience proceed in their journeys of developing empathy.”
into the mix in 2008 after returning to the east coast. Other local bands like Lionize and the Lloyd Dobler Effect, both of Silver Spring, and Throwing Wrenches of Rockville join farther-flung musicians like American Aquarium of Raleigh, North Carolina, Green River Ordinance of Ft. Worth, Texas, and NEULORE and Elenowen, both of Nashville, Tenn.
While groups like NEULORE may not have a local connection at events like the Hometown Holidays, the outdoor nature of festival concerts fosters a connection between new music groups to the area and residents having a fun evening out. “There’s a different atmosphere that comes from playing outside,” said Adam Agin,
cofounder of NEULORE. “It’s fun, it’s a little more communal. You’re all enjoying the day and celebrating it together.” New to the event this year is the Bud Light Beach stage, featuring picnic tables on the sand for audience members, and performances lasting until 10 p.m. on three of the concert stages. Attendees who grow hungry during the event can
swing by Taste of Rockville for food provided by local restaurants, including Dawson’s Market, La Tasca and Seasons 52. Of course, Hometown Holidays will also hold events aimed at children, like performances on the Town Center Stage, the sandbox at the beach stage and amusement rides. Overall, organizers hope to bring the best of Rockville to everyone, from
families to visiting couples. “Community events, like Hometown Holidays, are important because they showcase what Rockville has to offer not only to our Rockville community, but to our neighboring cities,” Knox said. “It is a chance for people to gather in Town Center, celebrate Rockville and come together as a community.”
easy one. Juilliard’s jazz program had only been around for ﬁve years when the brothers started attending. “It really kind of makes the world, especially the music world, smaller,” Will said. “You run into people on the subway and in clubs, the community is really tight.” Will explained that the brothers’ love for jazz began when they were in the fourth grade and their parents bought them recordings of famous jazz musicians. The boys were
playing clarinet at the time and never stopped. The Anderson brothers attribute much of their success to their mentor Paul Carr, a Washington, D.C.-based saxophonist. Carr runs The Jazz Academy of Music in Silver Spring as well as jazz festivals in the D.C. area. Peter said that Carr is one of the reasons the jazz scene is really happening in D.C. “By being mentored by him, we met a whole lot of people who are big in the music scene and when we came to
New York it was kind of like an extended family,” Peter said. Rounding out The Peter and Will Anderson Trio on guitar is fellow Juilliard grad Alex Wintz. “When we started playing with Alex at Juilliard there was kind of an instant connection,” Will said. Will explained that the trio is unique for a jazz group, which typically features a drum set, bass and piano. “It’s unique being two reed instruments and a guitar. We
like that sound,” Will said. “It’s different and more exposed, a little bit softer.” The brothers mainly play clarinet and saxophone, with Peter on tenor sax and Will on alto sax, but both play other reed instruments, as well. “We switch [instruments] during the performances, which is part of what makes our performances really fun,” Peter said. Peter said he is often confused for his brother, especially because they went to the same
schools and do the same things. However, the two don’t mind because they get along and are basically in business together thanks to their music career. A huge part of the trio’s appeal comes from making sure they have a good time while they’re up on stage. “My favorite part about performing is when I’m enjoying myself and the audience is enjoying themselves, too,” Will said.
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ROAD SERVICE TECH For Metro Bobcat Inc. MD/DC/VA. Req: 3 yrs exp w/ compact equip (Bobcat equip a a plus!), supply own basic tools, have a good driving record, and DOT physical & CDL med card. Competitive salary, health and dental ins, 401K, uniforms and company vehicle. Contact Brad Snyder at: 717-465-5749 or email@example.com.
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Westat in Rockville, MD is seeking a full-time Programmer Analyst to support the development and operations of Java-based applications and components as part of a large enterprise system with domestic and international users. Design, develop, and maintain object-oriented, multi-tiered systems using Java/J2EE and other development platforms. A bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field and 2 years’ experience with Java/J2EE development platforms, including experience with Object Oriented programming and web services development is required. In the alternative, we will accept a master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (Coursework, internships, and/or thesis must demonstrate knowledge of Java/J2EE development platforms; Object Oriented programming; and web services development). Any offer of employment will be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a background screening based on the specific position which will include, at a minimum, criminal records history. To apply, go to www.westat.com/jobs and enter the Job ID 7956BR in the space provided. EOE www.westat.com
A CARPET ‘N THINGS COMPANY Retail Flooring Sales FLOORMAX, the Metro area’s largest independent floor covering retailer, is seeking bright, organized & energetic inside and outside salespeople for our flagship stores in Montgomery and Prince George’s county. Candidates MUST have a minimum of 2 years retail FLOORING sales experience. A level of PC proficiency is req’d. Please fax resume to 301.206.2270 attn: Joseph or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist - Small, Bethesda MD law firm with great work environment seeks an individual who will perform both receptionist duties and administrative assistance. Computer document preparation skills essential. Send resume, including computer skills, to email@example.com or fax: 301-986-5847.
VETERINARY TECH Immediate opening for full time vet tech for a busy veterinary hospital. Experience preferred, but will train the right person. Full benefit package offered. Email resume w/cover letter to ABrown@brookevillevet.com or mail to: Brookeville Animal Hospital 22201 Georgia Avenue, Brookeville, MD 20833 NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS PLEASE!
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Meet seniors in their homes to assess care needs. Great office team. Excellent written, verbal, & computer skills req. Aging background pref.
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Busy Orthopaedic practice in Kensington has an immediate full time opening for a Medical Assistant/Ortho Tech. We are looking for a caring, energetic customer service driven individual to join our team. One year experience in orthopedics preferred.We offer competitive salary and benefits package. Please send resume to: email@example.com or via fa to 301-9627450.
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Senior Accountant Post Community Media, LLC is looking for an exceptional senior accountant. Ideal candidate will have 4-year accounting degree, 2 to 3 years of accounting experience, knowledge of GAAP principles, MS Office, ability to create and work with complex Excel spreadsheets, and experience with an automated accounting system. Budgeting an cost accounting experience also helpful. In addition, performs various accounting duties including but not limited to, posting journal entries, monthly closings, reconciliations, financial statement preparation, analytical review. Help in preparation of operating budgets and other special projects as assigned. Skills/Qualifications: Accounting, SFAS Rules, Excel skills, Research Skills, Analyzing Information , Attention to Detail, DeadlineOriented, Confidentiality, Thoroughness, Corporate Finance, Financial Software, General Math Skills Post Community Media offers a competitive compensation & comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, pension, 401(k) & tuition reimbursement. Position is located in Gaithersburg, MD. Send resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.
Senior Manager, Purification
For Gaithersburg, MD biopharmaceutical company to oversee downstream process development team, developing purification processes in support of Product Development; coordinate process scheduling to facilitate cross-functional support in design, execution of experimental protocols for developing/ optimizing manufacturing processes, process scale, technology transfer to manufacturing organizations; prepare experimental protocols; generate SOPs, Manufacturing Batch Records; develop/maintain Purification databases, data collection. Requires Master’s degree in Microbiology or closely-related field; 4 yrs. scientific experience in bioprocess unit operations with a protein biochemistry and protein purification focus, which includes using protein purification process equipment and Uniflux TFF; personnel supervision; ensuring compliance with ICH, European or FDA-based regulatory guidelines; performing DOE or matrix-based experimental design; overseeing downstream formulation and recovery activities associated with scale up to production activities; and BDS formulation development. Will also accept Bachelor’s degree in said fields and 6 yrs. stated experience. Mail resume to Theresa Lauderdale, Emergent BioSolutions Inc., 3500 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing MI 48906.
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Rockville Animal Hospital needs experienced person, Full and Part time available. Saturdays a must. Call 301-838-9506 OR fax resume to 301-838-9509
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National Children’s Center Making calls. For more info please call Weekdays between 9a-4p No selling! Sal + bonus + benes. Call 301-333-1900
Immediate opening for PT Kennel Assistant at Animal Hospital in Silver Spring. Holiday and Weekends required. Experience not required. Call 301-598-7300 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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New 2014 Scion TC FROM $$
1.9% Financing Available
New 2014 Scion FR-S FROM $$
1.9% Financing Available
02 Lincoln LS $$
08 Saturn Astra $$ #470107A, Auto,
15,595 1.9% Financing Available
#422051B, 121K Miles
04 Toyota Sienna XLE #460092A, $$ 10k Miles
2010 Ford Escape
13 Scion XD FROM $ Automatic, 1-Owner, $ 11K Miles
14 FordFocusSE $$
#472144A, Auto, 4k Miles, 1-Owner
11 Nissan Juke S $$
#450094A, CVT Trans, 36K Miles, 1-Owner, Station Wagon
#526902A, 61k Miles
2013 Hyundai Genesis
13 Ford Escape S
#372014A, 6 Speed Auto, 8K Miles, 1-Owner
13 Hyundai Sonata LTD #470517A, 20K $ $ Miles, 1-Owner
2005 Nissan Frontier.......... $14,990 $14,990 #469058A, 4WD,Auto, 36K Miles
$16,990 2011 Toyota Camry LE......... $16,990 #F0005, 32K Miles, 1 Owner 2008 Audi A4 Convertible....... $15,990 $15,990 #478014A, Red, One Owner, 66K Miles 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class. #451019A, 70K Miles, 1-Owner
2012 Toyota Tacoma........... $19,990 $19,990 #464142A, Extended Cab, 5 Speed Manual, 51K Miles 2011 Nissan Murano........... $23,990 $23,990 #477422A, 55K Miles, CVT Transmission
13 Scion FR-S Coupe #451034A, $ Auto, 1-Owner, $ 18K Miles
2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in..... $24,990 $24,990 #478000A, 18K Miles, CVT Automatic Transmission 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid...... $25,990 $25,990 #432094A, CVT Transmission, 1 Owner, 13K Miles
$26,990 2013 Toyota Tacoma........... $26,990 #R1784, 4WD, Xtra Cab,Automatic Transmission, 10K Miles 2012 Toyota Avalon............ $27,990 $27,990 #464105A,Automatic, 23K Miles, 1 Owner 2012 Ford Explorer Limited... $28,990 $28,990 #463062A, 6 SpeedAuto, 57K Miles 2013 Honda Odyssey EXL..... $29,990 $29,990 #460117A,Auto, 19K Miles, 1 Owner
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#E0307, 29k Miles
#428000A, 89k Miles
2012 Honda Civic LX
#E0309, 43k Miles
2012 Chevy Captiva
#E0312, 43k Miles
2011 Honda CRV EX-L
#422001A, 22k Miles
2012 Mazda6 I Touring
#E0313, 39k Miles
2012 Honda Civic EX
#E0310, 47k Miles
2011 Volvo XC60
#P8889, T6, NAV, 47k Miles
2013 Mazda3......................................................................$13,480 2012 Volvo S60 CPO...............................................$24,480 #E0306, 34k Miles
#P8935, 27k Miles
#E0313, 39k Miles
#P8942, 24 k Miles
#426042A, 22k Miles
#E0315, 26k Miles
#P8931, 29k Miles
#98885, 9k Miles
2012 Mazda I Touring............................................$14,480 2012 Volvo S60 CPO...............................................$24,580
2012 Volvo S60...............................................................$20,980 2012 Mercedes Benz C250...........................$26,680 2012 Volvo S60 CPO...........................................$23,980 2013 Volvo S6............................................................$29,980
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2007 Mitsubishi Raider LS
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2011 Nissan Altima
#11614 2 At This Price: VINS: 424852, 424559
MSRP: Sale Price: Nissan Rebate: NMAC Bonus Cash:
#12114 2 At This Price: VINS: 234542, 234555
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MSRP: $23,895 Sale Price: $19,495 Nissan Rebate: -$1,000 NMAC Bonus Cash: -$1,000 Memorial Day Bonus Cash:-$1,000
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#31014 2 At This Price: VINS: 717163, 748272
2012 Acura TSX #P8927, Low Miles, Auto, 1-Owner
2014 NISSAN ROGUE SELECT AWD
2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5SV
2013 Audi A4 Premium #E0341, Sunroof, Automatic, 1-Owner
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2 AVAILABLE: #477437, 477443
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2013 Mini Cooper S
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2 AVAILABLE: #470648, 470645
w/BLUETOOTH #29014 2 At This Price: VINS: 201061, 201127
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2011 Lexus CT #P8993, FWD, Automatic, Sunroof, 1-Owner
MSRP: $22,960 Sale Price: $19,995 Nissan Rebate: -$1000 Memorial Day Bonus Cash: -$500
2011 Nissan Rogue SV #449609A, Automatic, AWD, 1-Owner
#13114 2 At This Price: VINS: 321191, 279345
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#P8983, Automatic, Leather, 1-Owner
2014 NISSAN SENTRA SV
2012 Ford Escape Limited #449563B, 4WD, Automatic, Leather
2014 NISSAN VERSA NOTE SV $
2011 Nissan Altima #P8933, Leather, Sunroof, Low Miles
4 DR., 4 CYL., AUTO
AUTO, 4 CYL., 4 DR
AFTER TOYOTA $1,500 REBATE
NEW 22014 RAV4 4X4 LE AVAILABLE: #464181, 464212
NEW 2014 SCION XD 2 AVAILABLE: #453035, 453038 MONTHS+ % 0 FOR 60 On 10 Toyota Models
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PRICES AND PAYMENTS INCLUDE ANY APPLICABLE MANUFACTURE’S REBATES AND EXCLUDE MILITARY ($500) AND COLLEGE GRAD ($500) REBATES, TAX, TAGS, DEALER PROCESSING CHARGE ($200) AND FREIGHT: CARS $795 OR $810, TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY AND SIENNAS $810, $845 AND $995. *0.9% APR & 0% APR FINANCING UP TO 60 MONTHS TO QUALIFIED BUYERS THRU TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES. TOTAL FINANCED CANNOT EXCEED MSRP PLUS OPTIONS, TAX, AND LICENSE FEES. 0% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $16.67 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. 0.9% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $17.05 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. APR OFFERS ARE NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER CASH BACK OR LEASE OFFER. NOT ALL BUYERS WILL QUALIFY.**LEASE PAYMENTS BASED ON 36 MONTHS, 12,000 MILES PER YEAR WITH $995 DOWN PLUS $650 ACQUISITION FEE, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED. SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. 2014 COROLLAU & PRIUS PLUG-IN LEASES ARE FOR 24 MONTHS WITH $995 DOWN. EXPIRES 05/31/2014.
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00 Ford F150
09 Suzuki Sx4 AWD
#KX71474, SUPER CAB, AT, AC, $872 OFF KBB
06 Ford Mustang
11 Nissan Altima 2.5S
99 Mercury Grand Marquis GS........$2,450
03 Toyota Prius “Hybrid”................$8,495
99 Hyundai Accent L.........................$2,588
05 Honda Accord EX-L....................$9,488
#KP90842, NICE CAR! AT, PW/PL,MR “HANDYMAN”
#KP05114, “GAS SAVER” 5SPD, AC, AIR BAGS “HANDYMAN”
04 GMC Envoy XL..............................$7,990
#KP56516, LTHR/PWR OPTS, $2,805 OFF KBB
07 Volvo XC90 AWD........................$13,745 11 Dodge Journey.........................$18,370
#KP52001, STRIKING!, MNRF, DUAL DVD’S, LTHR/MEM SEAT
#KP17173, MAINSTREET CLEAN! 3RD SEAT, PW/PLC, CC, CD
#KP20304,NICE! NAV, MNRF, LTHR, PWR OPTS
#KP29349, NAV, PANORAMIC MOONROOF, P/OPTS
#KN42181, 3.6 V6, 4.3 TOUCH SCREEN, P/OPTIONS
#KP55087, SUPER SHARP! MNRF, LTHR/HTD/PWR SEAT
#KR20878, LUXURY, NAV, MNRF, LTHR/HTD SEATS, P/OPTS
#KP84393, SHOWROOM COND! 23K! NAV, MNRF, LTHR
#KP46475A, PRISTINE! LTHR/PWR SEATS, PARK SENSE
07 Hyundai Entourage SE...............$9,997
#KP30382A, CLEAN! PW/PLC/PMR, CC, CD
#KP93025, WELL KEPT! MNRF, LTHR, AT, P/OTPS
#KP06660, GORGEOUS! 59K! 2-TONE LTHR, CHROME
$12,997 11 GMC Terrain SLT AWD $25,488
#KP78236, PW/PLC, AT, AC, DON’T MISS!
#KP93865A, WELL KEPT! MNRF, PSEATS, 3RD SEAT, RNG BDS
05 Volvo V50 T5 Sport WGN.............$7,990
#KA01698, AT, LTHR/PWR OPTS, $2805 OFF KBB
#KP55804A, PW/CD, $1,047 OFF KBB
06 Pontiac Solstice Convertible.......$10,988
07 BMW X3 3.0si AWD....................$14,988 13 Dodge Charger SE....................$19,900 07 Honda Accord EX-L....................$15,488 11 Cadillac STS..............................$22,970 12 Chrysler 200 Limited.................$16,897 07 GMC Yukon Denali AWD...........$22,970