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Sure enough, in just a few seconds, the solution fizzes deep purple, showing that the sample is likely strong, highquality marijuana. “If you were looking to smoke, this would be the stuff,” joked King, the technical leader of the Forensic Chemistry Unit in Montgomery County Police’s Crime Laboratory. The lab processes evidence connected to the thousands of arrests police officers make and the hundreds of cases

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With tweezers, Leah King takes a pinch out of a small, leafy bud. She drops it in a vial and adds a few drops of chemicals. “It’s going to turn a nice, dark purple,” she predicts, giving the vial a couple of swirls.

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Leah King performs a test for the presence of marijuana Friday in the Forensic Chemistry Unit of Montgomery County Crime Lab in Gaithersburg.

Acting principal at Rock Terrace LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITER

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Investigation continues into work-study program

An acting principal has been named for Rock Terrace School in Rockville as investigations continue to look into how the school’s staff handled money that students earned in a workstudy program. Katherine Lertora, currently the coordinator/administrator at the Stephen Knolls School in Kensington, will temporarily take the spot left open by Dianne G. Thornton, who will retire effective Aug. 1, said Dana Tofig, a spokesman for Montgomery County Public Schools. The search process for a permanent principal will start during the winter, he said. Tofig said earlier this month that he could not comment on whether Thornton’s retirement was related to the investigation, saying it was a personnel matter. In a letter to school staff, students, parents and guardians on July 18, Associate Superintendent for High Schools Christopher Garran said interviews for the permanent principal are planned for the spring of 2014. “At that time, I will work with the community in order to review the process for principal selection and to bring together an interview team consisting of staff, parents and central office representatives,” Garran said in the letter. The school system and the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office are investigating the school after parents raised allegations that staff misappropriated

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Above, from left, Michael Winings of Boyds, Camille Phillip of Germantown and Kleber Loor of Rockville learn a dance from DC Casineros Dance Company members during the Latin Music and Dance Festival on Friday evening at the Gaithersburg City Hall concert pavilion. The Afro-Bop Alliance provided live music. At right, Rosslyn Omala of Gaithersburg (left) is paired with Laura Morales, also of Gaithersburg, as they rotate partners during a dance lesson.

Rockville’s mayor and councilmembers approved two new planning commissioners Monday, but not without dredging up disagreements over who should take the blame for the delay in filling the two open slots. Although the council unanimously approved appointing both Anne Goodman and Charles Littlefield to five-year terms, some councilmembers said the mayor had not handled the appointments process well. Councilmember Tom Moore criticized Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio for not appointing someone sooner to fill the seat held by Kate Ostell, whose term expired in July of last year. Ostell and Jerry Callistein, whose term expired in June of this year, continued to serve until their replacements were named. “I do want to take a moment to register my disappointment with the way this has been handled,” Moore said. “Ms. Ostell did great service for 10 years on the Planning Commission. She has been left to hang in the wind for a year, not knowing whether she was going to be reappointed or not. You did not reach out to us on this appointment; you did not reach out to her.” Marcuccio responded that she had talked with Ostell as soon as her term was up and told her she did not intend to reappoint her. A phone number for Ostell could not be immediately located. “Ten years is sufficient,” Marcuccio said. “We need to rotate some people on our boards and commissions. ... You’ve got to get new blood and new thinking into what is going on in the city.” The mayor blamed some of the councilmembers for not giving her the votes she needed to appoint someone quickly. “I was ready to appoint somebody that week, and I could not get the support of the council,” she said. Marcuccio said she did not want another situation like a meeting in February when she nominated Drew Powell to the Board of Supervisors of Elections. Councilmember Bridget Donnell Newton made a motion to approve the nomination, but it failed for lack of a second.

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KATE S. ALEXANDER STAFF WRITER

A new online mapping system could help pinpoint Montgomery County’s grocery stores, food trucks, community

gardens, farmers’ markets and food banks. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is creating a website that will use data to create a variety of one-stop maps, the first of which is for food. The project was recommended by Montgomery County’s Interagency Technology Policy and Coordination Committee — which includes representatives of each county

agency, the executive and the legislative branch — to complement the county’s initiative of posting raw data in a variety of areas online. The project will use a geographical information system, or GIS, and information from sources such as Data Montgomery. Using the data, the planning staff will create maps that will be housed in one central location online, project manager and planning GIS

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manager Christopher McGovern said. Data Montgomery is the county’s public portal that has raw county data on salaries, restaurant inspections and permits, making it easy for the public to get. The Montgomery County Council provided park and planning with $70,000 to start the system. Many maps are expected; the first will feature food.

The innovative program looks to use mapping tools to give better insight on food resources and demand, Dan Hoffman, the county’s chief innovation officer and member of the Montgomery County Food Council, said. McGovern said a map could show a number of food sources, including community gardens and farmers’ markets. Places

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FRIDAY, AUG. 2 Higher Hands Concert, 6:30 p.m., Rockville Rooptop Live, 155 Gibbs St. Funky soul fusion. $10. nicole@rockvillerooftoplive.com.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 3 Annual Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400 Kensington Summer Concert, 10-11 a.m., Howard Avenue Park, Howard Avenue. Blue Book Value plays rhythm and blues swing band music. Free. info@kensingtonhistory.org. The Block at the Roc, 4-8 p.m., Redland Baptist Church, 6922 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville. Family activities. Free. www.redlandbaptist.org.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4 Olney Farmers and Artists Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., MedStar Montgomery Thrift Shop, OlneySandy Spring Road and Prince Philip Drive, Olney. 202-257-5326. Buddhist Empowerments, 10 a.m.-noon, KPC Temple, 18400 River Road, Poolesville. Traditional ceremony open to public. Suggested donation $40. 301-710-6259.

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Puppet company Blair Thomas & Co. (pictured) will present “Hard Headed Heart” at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at Strathmore in the CityDance Studio Theater. The performance will be preceded by a workshop, “The Puppet Tells the Story,” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mansion. During the workshop, participants can create their own puppet show complete with rod puppets and skits. For more information, including admission and tuition prices, visit www.strathmore.org.

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Parking Lot, Germantown Road and Bowman Mill Drive, Germantown. Free admission. 301-972-2707.

Coppelia, 7:30 p.m., F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, also 2 p.m. Aug. 4. $17 for adults, $13 for ages 12 and younger and for seniors. 240-314-8690.

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Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. Free, by appointment only. 240-777-0678. Music and Movement: Mr. Skip, 10:30 a.m., Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave. Children’s songs. Free; tickets given out 30 minutes before the program. 240-777-0678. The Joy of Rhythm: Luis Garay’s Percussion

Main St. Free, tickets required. 240-773-9444.

THURSDAY, AUG. 1 Concrete Leaf Painting, 10 a.m.-noon, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Fee includes paint colors. $18; $15 for Friends of Brookside Gardens members. Register at www. parkpass.org. Water, Water Everywhere, 10:30-11:15 a.m.,

gomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Rockville. For anyone mourning the death of a loved one. Free, registration required. 301-921-4400.

Rainbow Company Interactive Theater Presents Jack and the Beanstalk, 3 p.m., Poolesville

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6:30-7:15 p.m., Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. Learn about the science of matter. Ages 5 and up, siblings welcome. Free, tickets required. 240-773-9444. Rockville Lions Club Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Rockville Methodist Church, 122 W. Montgomery Ave. Learn about community’s needs and how to meet them. 301-257-5180. Family Support Group Meeting, 7:30-9 p.m., Parish Hall of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, 1513 Dunster Road, Rockville. For families and friends of people with depression or bipolar illness. Free. 301-299-4255.

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Children’s show combines science fun, storytelling PEOPLE & PL ACES ELIZABETH WAIBEL

The Sciencetellers aren’t your average science teachers. Children who turned up for their show at Rockville Memorial Library on Saturday learned about the science of matter through interactive experiments with fire, gas, air pressure, water and chemicals — all part of telling the story of a bug named Benjamin. The goal of a Sciencetellers show is to combine science with storytelling and help children learn through hands-on experiments. In the Rockville show, Benjamin the bug was accidentally brought inside a house, and his friends must rescue him.

Registration open for Rockville sports Registration is now open for youth and adult sports activities in Rockville. Youth sports leagues are open to children with all skill levels. Fall leagues include youth cross country and soccer. Adults can join Rockville’s sports teams and leagues as single players or as teams. Sports include badminton, volleyball, softball, table tennis and a 10K/5K run in November. Registration and fees vary. For more information, call 240-314-8620 or visit rockvillemd.gov/recreation/sports.

Wheaton library bookstore among region’s tops Library patrons in the

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for a great used bookstore, according to a Washington, D.C., newspaper’s rankings. Washington City Paper recently named the Wheaton Library Used Bookstore the best used bookstore in the region. The store is operated by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, at 11701 Georgia Ave. Most books cost $1 to $2, and the nonprofit bookstore also accepts donations of used books. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The bookstore is closed whenever Wheaton Library is closed. Call 301-9331110 for more information.

Teacher picked for Library of Congress program A Rockville teacher is one of a handful of educators chosen from across the nation to participate in a Library of Congress workshop this week.

Alexis Tzap of Sciencetellers uses fire to tell a story with help from Ethan Zhang, 11, of Rockville at the Rockville Memorial Library on Saturday. Alexis Mazur, who teaches at Beall Elementary School in Rockville, is taking part in the library’s Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute on Monday through Friday. The library annually conducts five institutes for teachers from kindergarten through high school, during which participants work with the library’s education specialists and subject-matter experts to learn how to better use primary sources in the classroom, according to a library news release. The idea is to have the teachers take these practices back to their school districts, apply them in the classroom and share them with colleagues. Mazur was selected for the national program from a pool of more than 500 applicants.

County considering new early voting sites The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking public comment on nine proposed early voting centers for the 2014 elections. The county has five regular and three alternate early voting centers. The proposal calls for adding nine new early voting centers, including two in Rockville and one each in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac. Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/elections to see a

map of the proposed early voting sites. To comment on the proposed sites, email elections@ montgomerycountymd.gov or write to Marjorie Roher, Montgomery County Board of Elections, 18753 N. Frederick Ave., Suite 210, Gaithersburg, MD 20879. The deadline to submit comments is Sept. 17. The county plans to finalize the early voting locations by October.

Literacy council has new board members The Literacy Council of Montgomery County named five new members to its executive board. They are Jim Hastings and Rhea Cohn of Silver Spring, Debbie Murphy of Rockville, Suma Madapur of Gaithersburg and Barbara Benson of Ashton. They will serve one-year terms with the option of serving up to six consecutive terms. “They all bring an interest in promoting adult literacy and community service and they all have special skills that will benefit our organization,” said Shelly Block, a spokeswoman for the nonprofit. Before retiring, Hastings was director of access programs at the National Archives. In addition to his time with the literacy council, he is a volunteer at Manna Food Center of Gaithersburg. Cohn is an assistant pro-

fessor in the George Washington University School of Health Sciences and a health care consultant. Murphy is the owner of Standard Supplies of Gaithersburg. She is vice chairwoman of the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board, a past Rotary assistant district governor and Paul Harris fellow, and a 2012 graduate of Leadership Montgomery. Madapur is a technology marketing specialist at Avnet. Benson is a retired senior executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She also is an assistant trainer for the literacy council’s tutoring program. The council was founded in 1963 to help adults living or working in the county achieve functional levels of reading, writing and speaking English so they may improve their quality of life and ability to participate in the community.

Ricky Skaggs to perform at Asbury Asbury Methodist Village will host Grammy Awardwinner Ricky Skaggs for a performance and book-signing on Aug. 14. Skaggs, a singer and mandolin player, will discuss his new memoir, “Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music,” and perform his country and bluegrass songs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rosborough

Cultural Arts Center at 301 Odendhal Ave., Gaithersburg. Admission for one person, who will receive a copy of Skaggs’ memoir, is $30. Admission for two people, who will receive one copy, is $40. Tickets may be purchased at brownpapertickets.com/ event/428974. The event is presented by the Gaithersburg Book Festival and Politics and Prose.

Walk & Ride challenge is in September The annual Walk & Ride is coming up and teams of three to five participants that register online by Wednesday can receive a $10 discount off the $50 fee. All team members must work in either Bethesda, North Bethesda, Friendship Heights or Shady Grove. Walk & Ride,

sponsored by Montgomery County Commuter Services, is a challenge designed to inspire employees in those communities to incorporate walking into their daily work routines, rather than driving alone and sitting in traffic. This year’s Walk & Ride challenge is Sept. 8-28 in Bethesda and Sept. 9-27 elsewhere. There will be prizes for the teams and individuals who take the most steps. Grand prizes will be awarded at the end. To register, visit https:// www.walkandride.net/

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Church invites all to block party Redland Baptist Church will host a community block party from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 6922 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood. Organizers are calling this family-centered event the Block at the ROC, a reference to the name of their recreation outreach center. The event includes live music, inflatables, children’s games, hot-air balloon rides and food vendors offering a taste of Derwood. The party is open to the public. For more information go to www.RedlandBaptist. org. Send event information, photos and news items for People and Places to Elizabeth Waibel at ewaibel@gazette. net, or call 301-280-3005.

DEATHS Thelma V. Evely Thelma V. Evely, 89, of Damascus, died July 24, 2013. A graveside service took place at 11 a.m. July 27 at Laytonsville Cemetery. Roy W. Barber Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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Rockville’s Planning Commission has recommended designating a home as historic over objections from the property owner, who says that designation is neither needed nor wanted. Those who supported the designation said it would preserve the building in the future, especially if it is sold. The commission voted 4-2 Wednesday evening to recommend historic designation for the house at 628 Great Falls Road, which is owned by the Rockville, Maryland, Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Commission Chairman Jerry Callistein and Commissioner David Hill voted against the recommendation. Commissioner Kate Ostell was not at the meeting. The request for historic designation came from a neighbor,

with strong support from the West End Citizens Association, which has in recent months mounted a campaign against institutions’ plans to expand in the neighborhood with a petition against the congregation’s expansion and by successfully opposing an in-home daycare’s plan to add more children. The congregation is planning to expand its facilities with a separate building on an adjacent lot that would extend onto the house’s 12,000-square-foot lot. Jody Kline, an attorney for the congregation, said the designation is unnecessary. “That house has never been in better shape than it (is) today,” he told the commission. Kline said the congregation plans to keep the house’s appearance as it is today and to continue using it as a residence for a missionary. The house was built in 1925, and the Historic District Commission recommended designation in part because it is an example of early 20th-century suburban development in Rockville. Some supporters of the proposed des-

ignation have also referenced an African-American community that had residences on the property in the late 1800s, arguing that preserving a residence on the property would help preserve the memory of that earlier community. In voting to recommend historic designation, Commissioner Jack Leiderman said it would protect the home in the future, especially if the congregation sells it one day. “The city has a responsibility to take a long view of this,” he said. “... We know that properties can be bought and sold.” Commissioner Dion Trahan also voted to recommend designation, saying Rockville “is under siege, some would argue,” by encroaching institutions. Callistein agreed that the city needs to preserve the character of Rockville’s neighborhoods, but said he could not support historic designation for the house when the property owners opposed it. “This house was falling apart, falling down, probably would have been condemned if the church

hadn’t bought it and resurrected it, and the thanks they are getting for that is that control of their property is being taken away from them,” he said. “... I cannot in good conscience support imposing essentially a restrictive homeowners association, a restrictive set of covenants, on an organization or on a homeowner that has already taken more pains, more effort to rebuilt and preserve the property than anyone else bothered to do.” Hill questioned whether the city’s master plan allowed for people other than the property owner to submit requests for historic designation. He added that if it was the city’s policy to allow people to apply for historic designations to property they do not own, it should make that clear in the planning documents. The Mayor and Council are expected to make a final decision on designating the home as historic this fall. ewaibel@gazette.net

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Andy Marshall of Gaithersburg and his 13-year-old stepson Jack check out a Cabin John Park Fire Department rescue boat as they talk with firefighter Geoff Lewis at a safety fair for people with autism Thursday at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy in Rockville.

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Love through the ages Married for 52 years, Germantown’s Jing Xu (left) and husband Baoxin Xie dance with other Chinese couples from across the area gathering to celebrate their wedding anniversaries at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center in Wheaton on Tuesday.

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Montgomery County officials are urging residents to use caution at Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park because of high levels of toxins found in the water. Testing at the Derwood lake has shown high levels of a toxic substance called microcystin, which can cause serious harm to the liver of humans and their pets if ingested. The substance is produced by bluegreen algae. Park officials are urging residents to keep dogs on a leash and not allow them to drink or swim. Swimming is prohibited in the

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lake and residents are urged to wash their hands if they come in contact with the water. Fish caught from the lake should be properly cooked before eaten. “We have posted signs around Lake Needwood and urge visitors to please pay attention to these precautions to avoid any harm from microcystin,” Jai Cole, principal natural resource specialist for Montgomery County’s parks department, was quoted as saying in a press release. “Portions of the lake may be contaminated for the rest of the season. We will continue to monitor and update signs when the warning is lifted.” Boating and fishing will remain open on the lake. For more information and updates, visit MontgomeryParks.org.

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Signs warning people to avoid contact with the water in Lake Needwood have been posted, due to high levels of a toxin called microcystin. Fishing is still allowed in the Derwood lake, although anything caught needs to be properly cooked before it’s eaten.

When Jamie Arnold’s two young children clambered out of a window in his Bethesda home this month, his first thought was, “Is there any water nearby?” He and his wife, Tiffani, dashed outside to look for Kadence, 5, and Kaleb, 4, both of whom have autism. It’s a common challenge that parents of autistic children face — children with the disorder have a tendency to wander away from parents and toward water — often leading to tragedy, police and experts say. Arnold said he and his wife constantly have to watch the two. “It’s a whole new side to parenting,” said Arnold, an Army nurse who has four other children. At the Autism Night Out at Montgomery County’s police training academy in Rockville on Thursday, Kaleb and Kadence were safe, happily munching on doughnut holes and sipping apple juice. They were there with hundreds of other parents and children who wandered around meeting police officers, looking at rescue boats, meeting Max and Caesar — two search-andrescue dogs — and hopping around in a moonbounce. The disorder has created a tight-knit community of families to cope with the challenges autism presents. “We know almost everybody here,” one father said. Parents said children with autism have different experiences, but that the experience of raising autistic children was “universal,” as was the fear of a tragedy brought on by an “elopement” or a “wandering.” They are all too frequent: Police discovered the body of 7-year-old Michael Kingsbury in a car in Washington, 36 hours after he went missing July 7. He left the house after throwing a light fixture out of his window while he was playing, according to a July 8 story in The Washington Post. The cause and manner of his death, and how he ended up in the car, are still unclear, police say. In recent years, there has

been a spate of fatalities of children with autism. “It happens so frequently,” said Shawnie Keenan of Autism Speaks, one of the organizations sponsoring Autism Night Out. An article in the October edition of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatricians, reported that in a study of more than 1,200 children with autism, nearly half had wandered or tried to at least once after the age of 4. In Montgomery County, about 100 to 150 calls out of the hundreds of missing persons reports police investigate every year are for missing autistic children, Officer Laurie Reyes said. Organizers and police passed out information and urged parents to have a plan in place in case their children wander or bolt out of their house. Reyes said if a child wanders off, parents should contact police immediately. Their house should have an alarm system that chimes when a door is opened, she said, and parents should let neighbors know about the children and their condition. Parents also should make sure their children know how to swim and have some kind of identification on them, she said. Police passed out neon green shirts for children to wear to bed at night, when many kids wander off, Reyes said. “I have autism! Call 911 if I am alone,” is printed on them. One parent said he keeps a phone with “family locator” plan in his son’s backpack or pants in case he wanders off. “It’s great to be around a scene where they understand the situation, the cause, and [people are] not looking at your children as if it’s awkward,” said Chris Superville of Aspen Hill, who was at the event with his wife, Shante Harris-Superville, and their 7-year-old son, Dylan. Dylan doesn’t tend to wander, Harris-Superville said. But there are other challenges. Although he’s more “typical,” meaning more like a person without autism, he doesn’t communicate verbally very much, she said. “It’s hard ... when they can’t explain their needs to you,” she said. sjbsmith@gazette.net


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Fillmore Silver Spring will not cancel a performance by Mexican rock group Molotov despite pressure from its landlord to pull the act for its antigay lyrics. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) asked the venue to cancel an Aug. 26 performance by the controversial band, saying the lyrics of its 1997 song “Puto” verge on hate speech. “I have serious concerns

about this booking. I am personally offended,” Leggett wrote in a letter to the venue’s general manager, Stephanie Steele. Montgomery leases the Fillmore to Live Nation for $90,000 a year. In his letter, Leggett noted that the lease agreement does not allow the county say in what acts are booked. He also acknowledged protection provided the group by law. “I understand that the First Amendment provides for freedom of speech, and that even distasteful speech may be protected speech,” he wrote. “Just because one might argue that everyone has the right to say, show, or sing something doesn’t mean they ought to exercise that right. It also does not

mean that The Fillmore should provide a forum for such an exercise.” Leggett said there was confusion among the public about the county’s role in the situation. As landlord, some people thought the county would have a say in the acts booked, he said. So Leggett said he wrote the letter to express his position on the performance and to make it clear that the county does not control bookings. While the executive said he has not gone to such lengths for other controversial performers, it is because other performers, to his knowledge, do not use similarly offensive language. Among the controversial acts to play the venue recently are Marilyn Manson, whose

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FrontLine Compliance LLC, a consulting firm that provides regulatory compliance services, is moving its headquarters from Leesburg, Va., to Executive Boulevard in Rockville. “I’m at my office packing now. We will be there next week,” Amy Lynch, president of the company, said on Thursday. FrontLine has about a dozen employees now, but is growing,

Lynch said. “Unfortunately, we lost a few employees when we announced our move, so we are definitely looking to hire in the Rockville area,” she said. FrontLine chose Rockville in part because the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc., which oversees the brokerage industry, has offices there. “They are one of the primary regulators in our industry, so we have always had the goal of being close to the regulators,” Lynch said. ewaibel@gazette.net

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music has been boycotted in the past for his lyrics, and gunrights activist Ted Nugent, who has continually come under fire for racist comments. Jim Yeager, spokesman for House of Blues Entertainment, a division of Live Nation, said Molotov’s performance will not be canceled. “The Fillmore presents a wide variety of music, comedy and other entertainment for a demographic that makes up a diverse community,” Yeager said. “The views expressed by all of our acts are not necessarily shared by the venue or staff.” The band is headlining Jagermeister’s 2013 music tour, which concludes Aug. 27 in New York City, according to a news release from Jagermeister.

As for the song in question, which is sung in Spanish, it has been interpreted by some as anti-gay and said to use homophobic slurs and include calls to “kill” homosexuals. A petition has surfaced on Change.org calling for the Fillmore to cancel the performance of Molotov. As of Tuesday, it had 181 signatures. Carrie Evans, executive director of Equality Maryland, said her organization plans to join with other “like-minded organizations and individuals and have an informational picket outside the concert to educate concert goers on the harm caused by the anti-gay lyrics of Molotov.” In a statement emailed by band contact Julio Arellano,

Molotov expressed respect and gratitude for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. In a statement, the band said the song was never meant to disrespect the gay community. “We as a band and as individuals express our respect and support to the gay community. We celebrate the freedom of expression, the freedom of choice and the freedom to love whoever you want. As long as we stay playing together, the message from our music will always be positive and committed to our fans,” the statement read. Members of the band did not return attempts for further comment. kalexander@gazette.net


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Virginia camp doesn’t let burns get in the way of summertime fun BY ST. JOHN BARNED-SMITH STAFF WRITER

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Police are looking for the man responsible for grabbing a woman and robbing her of her purse in North Bethesda. The incident happened at about 10:13 p.m. July 21 at the Grosvenor House apartment building parking garage at 10101 Grosvenor Place. After parking her car, the woman had just entered a stairwell when a man grabbed her from behind, forcibly removed her purse from her shoulder and fled, according to a police news release. The woman followed the man on foot and saw him drive away in a black car with a Maryland license plate. Police say the man is his early 40s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a round face, heavy build and a medium to dark complexion. He had very short black hair, and facial hair to include a mustache and longer unshaven hair on his chin. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a shortsleeved red T-shirt, dark shorts, white gym socks that reached mid-calf, and sneakers. He had a white towel around his neck. Detectives worked with the woman to produce a computergenerated composite drawing of the man. “We are very much inter-

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ested in getting the word out, and are asking people to call in if the composite reminds them of someone,” said police spokeswoman Lucille Baur. “Whatever leads that generates will be appreciated.” Anyone who has information about the man or the robbery is asked to call the Second District Investigative Section at 301-657-0112. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or www.tipsubmit.com/ WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=758. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime. thogan@gazette.net

Summer camp usually means friendship bracelets, basketball, horseback riding, arts and crafts. But at the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp, fun has its own set of challenges. Learning to shoot a basketball without fingers. Weaving a friendship bracelet with hands traumatized by scalding years ago. For the 50 or so survivors of severe burns who attend the camp in Keezletown, Va., there is a special pleasure beside the regular summer fun: the joy of community. And a batch of new books to read. Julia Cardozo, a prosecutor with the Montgomery County State Attorney’s Office, is hosting a book drive to benefit the campers. She started volunteering at the camp seven years ago, after learning about it from her sister, a doctor, who also volunteers there. The camp draws in volunteers of all stripes — burn survivors, doctors, firefighters, teachers, lawyers, police officers and others, she said. “Seeing kids overcome these challenges — they really surprise themselves when they can do somethingtheydidn’texpectthemselves to be able to do,” she said. She started the book drive after noticing some campers had trouble reading lyrics of songs the campers sang together after mealtimes. She knows she can’t teach reading in a week, but she thought, “Maybe if we gave them books

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Campers at the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp, which takes place in Keezletown, Va., every year. A local prosecutor is collecting books for this year’s campers at the Montgomery County Judicial Center at 50 Maryland Ave. in Rockville from Wednesday to Friday. which they associated with camp, and fun, they might read more at home.” This year, she has collected about 200 books so far, she said. Montgomery County, the state attorney’s office and the county’s sheriff’s office agreed to put a donation box in the main entrance of Montgomery County Circuit Court. “Oftentimes, these young people who survive these horrific burns are teased and ostracized,” said Ramon Korionoff, spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. “This gives them a chance to come back to camp with other kids similarly situated. ... We’re hoping

by this little effort ... we can hopefully bring a better sense of healing and normalcy to these children’s lives,” he said. BookscanbedonatedWednesdaythoughFridayattheMontgomery County Judicial Center at 50 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. “Burns are generally considered one of the most horrible things that can happen to you,” said Linda French,aphysicaltherapistatHoward County General Hospital, who started the camp 25 years ago. Burns last “months and months,” and require surgeries that leave extensive scarring, reminding burn victims and others of the injury, French said.

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“Being in middle school, high school, it’s tough. Everything is based on appearance. They just have a higher hurdle to go over than the average kid, and we’re there to support them,” she said. Anwar Glasgow, 15, of Poolesville said he has attended the camp for more than five years. When he was 9 months old, some family members brewing a pot of tea accidentally spilled water onhim,hesaid.Hedoesn’tremember it, but it left him with scars on his thighs and stomach. Occasionally,peoplewouldnotice the scars during soccer games as he sat by the sidelines, with his shorts pulled up past his knees. “Dude, what’s up with your skin?” they’d ask, he said. He remembers the first burn camp he went to — spilling out of the bus from Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., to find a throng of camp counselors, clapping, welcoming them to camp. “You feel overwhelmed and shy ... [but] it also makes you feel so welcome. These people don’t even knowyou,butaresoquicktoaccept and welcome you,” he said. Eventhoughthecamplastsjust a week every summer, Anwar left that year with a sense of belonging and newfound pride, he said. The questions about his burns had never bothered him much, he said, but after camp, they became “almost a mark of pride.” “I felt proud of explaining it. ... This is a part of me, and I’m proud of it,” he said. Antonio Caldwell, 21, of Greenbeltisvolunteeringasacampcounselor this year. He said he has gone or worked there the last 14 years. He also got burned by scalding water, when he was 4 years old. The water burned his hands so badly, a doctor had to cut his fingers apart, and he had a year of surgeries. “I felt like I was the only person who had a burn and no one else understood,” he said. Atburncamp,hesaid,hefound a“joyfultime,”where“everyoneaccepts you with open arms.”


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A bill passed last week to preserve Montgomery County’s tree canopy doesn’t just replace those that are cut down, but also requires planting new trees where they never existed in the first place, a change suggested by the building industry. But lawmakers opted to require more trees than builders suggested, which some say is the same as imposing a fee. The Montgomery County Council unanimously passed its tree canopy conservation bill July 23 with a goal of stemming the reduction in the canopy that often accompanies in-fill development. About 51 percent of the county’s land is covered by a canopy of trees, but depending where you are in Montgomery, that canopy can be thick or thin. The new law, which takes effect in March, would require those who obtain a sediment control permit to plant enough trees on their lot to cover 50 percent of the area being developed or to pay the equivalent cost of the trees to the county. Stan Edwards, chief of the county Division of Environmental Policy and Compliance in the Department of Environmental Protection, said the county had originally proposed a bill that would only deal with replacing the canopy that was “disturbed.” But Renewing Montgomery,

an initiative of neighborhood builders, suggested making all properties, regardless of existing trees, subject to the law. As approved, the law does not just replace trees that are removed from a lot for development. “It applies even when no tree was cut down and even when no tree was on the site to begin with,” said Michael Faden, the council’s senior legislative attorney. The county went along with the change, but disagreed with builders on how many trees it would take to have half the area covered by a mature canopy, Edwards said. Based on data analyzed by the county, Edwards said, the environmental division found that only one in three trees survived to become a mature tree and suggested that the county require more trees to be planted than what builders suggested. The council decided to require approximately triple the trees proposed by builders. For lots with up to 6,000 square feet being developed, that would mean planting three shade trees instead of one. For an area up to 40,000 square feet, 15 shade trees would be required, not six. Shade trees are those that grow taller than 50 feet. S. Robert Kaufman, a spokesman for the MarylandNational Capital Building Industry Association, disputed the county’s assertion that only one in three trees will survive. The association is a nonprofit trade organization representing build-

ers in Maryland. Citing studies in Philadelphia and New York, he said trees have been proven survive their first year at a rate closer to 90 percent and that trees on private lots have a greater chance of surviving than those along streets because of the care given by owners. Renewing Montgomery said in a July 2 letter to the council that about 85 percent of trees planted by builders actually survive. Kaufman said the legislation

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Rockville is aiming to give companies looking to make earth-friendly improvements to their buildings a nudge in the right direction. The city is offering tax credits to offset some of the costs of renovating old commercial buildings to make them more energy efficient. Buildings that achieve Energy Star or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for their renovations can apply for the credit. Mark Charles, the city’s chief of environmental management, said officials want to target businesses that are on the fence about upgrading their buildings. “This is an incentive. It helps make up their mind about that,” he said. In exchange, Charles said, the city gets better buildings. “It attracts other tenants, other businesses who want to work and live in a green building, so that adds to the attraction of Rockville as a place to either locate your family or locate your business,” he said. “We’re always on the lookout for partnering ... sustainability with economic engines and economic expansion, and where they both cross over is kind of the sweet spot.” Rockville has budgeted $60,000 for the program this year, with funds made available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Funds in future years would have to be included in the budget by the Mayor and Council. The credits will be distributed as refunds on companies’ tax bills each year for a five-year period. Buildings that receive LEED silver designation would

be eligible for a refund on their taxes each year equal to what the owner spent on qualifying improvements. LEED gold buildings would get 10 percent and LEED platinum buildings would get 15 percent of the cost of the improvement. The maximum refund a building could get is $300,000 over the five-year period if they spent at least $400,000 on improvements and achieved LEED platinum certification. The program is currently a five-year pilot, but if the program is successful and attracts a lot of interest, Charles said the Mayor and Council could choose to extend it. To learn more about the program and see complete eligibility requirements, visit rockvillemd. gov/greentaxcredit. ewaibel@gazette.net 1848830

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was emotionally, not rationally, crafted and is tantamount to a fee. If all of the required trees cannot be put on a given lot, the county will require builders to pay $250 per tree into a special fund for planting trees in other parts of the county where few currently exist. Kaufman said county regulations for stormwater management and other provisions in the new canopy law — such as the distance between each tree — will make it nearly impos-

sible for builders to put every required tree on a lot. As a result, they will have to pay the for the remaining trees in the form of a fee. “Don’t make us try to meet a standard you already know we can’t meet on the site,” he said. When builders develop a site, Kaufman said, the county’s stormwater management law often requires removing all existing trees to make way for dry wells and other means of containing runoff. It can cost as much as $8,000

to remove an existing mature tree. Builders value trees as much as county lawmakers and environmental activists do, Kaufman said, as they add value to a site. If the county wanted to preserve its canopy, it would fix the stormwater regulations that require builders to remove existing trees and let more of the trees already in the ground stay there, he said. kalexander@gazette.net


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Another example of how free speech can get awfully messy is playing out in Montgomery County. County Executive Isiah Leggett has waded into a debate about whether Molotov, a Mexican rock band, should perform at the Fillmore concert hall in Silver Spring on Aug. 26. Molotov says its music is aimed at those who don’t stand up to power. But, to express that message, the group relies on a Spanish word, “puto,” that is commonly understood as a slur against gay men. Montgomery County owns the Fillmore building and leases it to the entertainment company Live Nation for concerts. The county doesn’t decide who plays there. Leggett acknowledged that boundary in a July 18 letter to Stephanie Steele, the Fillmore’s general manager, in which he wrote that he is “personally offended. “Bringing what I believe to be hateful sentiments into our County does nothing to contribute positively to our culture, tolerance, or the well-being of our County residents,” Leggett wrote, urging the Fillmore to “reconsider” Molotov’s scheduled performance. In perceiving Molotov’s message, it’s important to understand culture, interpretation and context. In a statement to The Gazette last week, the band wrote that it has “respect and gratitude” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people and insists its lyrics aren’t anti-homosexual attacks. The statement — which is murky because of some missing words — says “Puto” “was conceived as a cathartic song about our situation in Mexico at the time in the late 90’s and dedicated to anyone who attempts our freedom, to any coward who attempts against the people and to anyone who attempts against humanity.” Do we need a referee? Hardly. Who’s “right” should not dictate whether Molotov plays the Fillmore. Even if Molotov is whitewashing its use of an insult to keep protesters at bay, the answer is not to muffle the group. The best response to speech — even hateful speech — is more speech. Leggett could turn a tense situation into a productive one through a forum to discuss the group’s lyrics and, more importantly, the story behind them. If Molotov is open to defending and explaining its work, band members should welcome another platform to express themselves. Academic and cultural experts on Mexico and its music could provide needed context. Montgomery County could further establish itself as a place that promotes tolerance and art, yet protects unpopular speech and expression, equally and vigorously.

Cameras can help protect schools

It’s been seven months since one of America’s worst school shootings — Dec. 14, 2012, when a gunman killed 27 people in Newtown, Conn., including 20 children. The instant reaction after any deadly attack is outrage and grief, then: What can we do to protect our children? The National Rifle Association called for at least one staff member, armed guard or police officer in every school in the country. That way, the group reasoned, a good person with a gun could fight off a bad person with a gun. Remarkably simplistic, such a plan would never work as law-enforcement experts have said. To many, an armed guard in a school would be excessive. Arming school staff raises too many questions of adequate training or liability. Now that we’re somewhat removed from the Newtown attacks — in time, if not in sorrow — we can think more evenly and reasonably. Montgomery County Public Schools is doing its part by moving ahead with a plan to install more cameras in its elementary, middle and high schools. The school board voted this month to commit the district to about half of the funding for a $9 million safety initiative, with state money covering the rest. James Song, the director of the school system’s Department of Facilities Management, said there will be interior and exterior cameras, as well as “physical improvements” to school buildings — visitors will have to check in at administration offices before proceeding through the school. Most elementary schools would be getting cameras for the first time, according to Adrienne Karamihas, the school system’s budget and operations manager. Some of this is meant to bolster internal security — cutting down on thefts or vandalism or watching for unruly groups or even fights. Video surveillance can be helpful in solving crimes. Cameras would supplement the eyes and ears of the people already in charge of our schools. Overall, there’s much to like in what the school system is doing to walk a delicate line between freedom of movement and total restrictiveness. Locked doors and security cameras at the front door won’t thwart a truly determined attacker — nothing can — but they introduce a greater level of awareness and protection that unfortunately has become appropriate for public schools.

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When it rains, it pours ... taxes A little-known tax was recently spawned by the Maryland General Assembly to comply with the federal Clean Water Act that requires all states feeding into the Chesapeake Bay to clean up their stormwater runoffs. While very few will disagree with the need to clean up what many recognize as a magnificent, natural resource, the “rain tax” is another in a series of good intentions by our Maryland legislators and we know where such intentions usually lead. This new rain tax focuses on impervious surfaces — roofs, driveways and parking lots — from which storm water runs off into the Bay. Maryland is not the only state having stormwater runoff feeding into the Bay — so do Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York. None of these states has a rain tax.

Nonetheless our Maryland legislators have selected nine counties and Baltimore city on which to impose this tax. The other 14 Maryland counties are exempt. This is where the logic dissipates. How will 10 jurisdictions in Maryland stem the advance of storm water runoff from the numerous counties in the other four states feeding into the Bay? The Susquehanna River alone, flowing through the Conowingo dam, running less than 20 miles into Maryland before entering the top of the Bay, accounts for 41 percent of nitrogen and 25 percent of phosphorus, yet New York and Pennsylvania have not proposed a rain tax. In Montgomery County we have been paying the rain tax since 2002. What admittedly started as a small Water Qual-

ity Protection Charge — $92.60 a year on our property tax bills — will now become a seven-tier system. Like all taxes, expect that to increase exponentially over time. Businesses in Montgomery County are not exempt from the 2002 rain tax. Wheaton Plaza pays $70,000 a year for its impervious surfaces. However, state government buildings, county office buildings and schools, which together occupy over 1,500 acres of impervious surface, are exempt. But churches, synagogues and other nonprofits with impervious surfaces are not exempt. The state of Maryland expects this impervious surface cleanup to cost $14.8 billion by 2025. Thus it is estimated that the 10 jurisdictions will need to come up with $482 million for each of the next 12 years. However, our legislators have left the

Save our linear park It has been a while since I walked on the trail (Georgetown Branch, Capital Crescent), but I found myself walking there on a recent hot, humid day. I am sure that it was somewhere around 90 degrees. I started from my home town, the Town of Chevy Chase. One thing led to another, and I ended up walking as far as the trestle, which overlooks rocks, water and trails leading into Rock Creek Park. It was a stunning view. With our high temperatures and humidity, this day that I took my walk was really not the best day to take a 4-mile hike. But what made it bearable, even enjoyable, was the lush foliage of the tree canopy overhead, which provided the coolness of shade. To those who would destroy this magnificent linear park, by cutting down

all the trees and crowding hikers and bicyclists together to make way for a commuter rail line, I would invite you to go take a walk — along the trail, and see if you still feel the same way afterwards. It is too bad that the planners for the Purple Line project didn’t have the foresight to plan for the future for both transit and the environment, by designing things in a way that would put the rail line elsewhere, or locate it underground. Perhaps if enough local residents would just take the time from their busy lives to do what I did, just go take a walk, things might be different. Enjoy the trail, while you still can! Better yet, let’s see what can be done, even at this late date, to save this priceless treasure, our linear park.

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Street). His response was to snarl that I should “Get behind the yellow line,” which I did. He barreled on past my stop until he had gone three stops forward, stopping then because someone was waiting at that stop to board the bus. At this point he said, “What stop did you want?” I repeated “Taylor Street.” To which he replied “That was two stops back.” I got off the bus and walked back the three blocks to Taylor Street and continued on my now three-block-longer long walk home. Clearly this vicious and unremittingly hostile driver should not be interacting with the public in any capacity.

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Three months into degraded phone and Internet service from Comcast, and no end in sight in spite of 30 phone calls, eight trouble tickets, and three visits by Comcast technicians. The three technicians verified that the problem is in Comcast’s wiring outside of my house but due to Comcast’s multiple, disjointed and ineffective trouble ticket systems, Comcast claims to have no record of the reports from their service technicians and says the only action they can take is to send out a fourth technician to duplicate all the testing done by the first three technicians — but Comcast can’t say how the results from a fourth technician visit would be treated any different than the results from the first three visits. In the meantime, Comcast’s modem has to be rebooted to re-acquire the signal whenever I want to use my phone or Internet. This problem with Comcast’s failing infrastructure is not limited to my house and appears to be very widespread, because Comcast makes instructions for rebooting their modems readily available near the top of the automated phone menu for their service center and claims most problems can be resolved by rebooting their modems. Comcast is oblivious to the public safety issue their problem is causing because in the event of an emergency, phones impacted by this problem are not available to call 911 until after their modems have been rebooted and reacquire the signals — which can take five minutes or longer. Whatever happened to having phones that just worked when needed?

Surly driver doesn’t serve Ride On well On July 9, I boarded an “11” Ride On Bus at Friendship Heights around 3 p.m. Not sure of the exact time, I asked the driver if the free senior fare (until 3 p.m.) was still in force (I am a 75-year-old woman). Contemptuously he snarled that I must pay my fare. Having done so, I seated myself directly behind him where I witnessed (during a wait of five minutes or so before the bus’s departure) his surly encounter with anyone boarding the bus in less than an automatic and expeditious manner. At approximately 3:15 as the bus headed northward on Connecticut Avenue I got up and moved forward to tell him that I wanted to get off at the next stop (Taylor

setting of rain-tax rates to each of the 10 jurisdictions. So Frederick County has voted to tax its residents one penny on each property; Howard County $75 per residence; Harford County $12.50 per single family home; Carroll County has chosen not to tax its residents. There is no way this haphazard approach by 10 counties can raise $14.8 billion by 2025. So where do you think our state legislators will turn to close the revenue gap? And who do you think will vote in favor of tapping Montgomery County to close the gap — very likely our Montgomery County delegates to Annapolis, all of whom voted for the tax in the first place.

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Continued from Page A-1 they investigate every year. The nationally certified lab takes up a swath of the fifth floor of Montgomery County’s new public safety headquarters, tucked away next to a bucolic lake on Edison Park Drive in Gaithersburg. The lab — which moved, along with the rest of the department, earlier this year from the department’s old home in Rockville — looks like a cross between a suburban office and a high school lab on steroids. Five units — Firearms Examinations, Latent Prints, Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, and Crimes Scenes — operate in the lab, which takes up about 20,000 square feet, according to lab director Ray Wickenheiser. A sixth unit, Electronic Crimes, also falls under the lab’s authority, but operates under Montgomery County Police’s Financial Crimes section, said Jackie Raskin-Burns, the lab’s quality manager. Thirty scientists work in the lab. An additional eight, all sworn police officers, make up the Electronic Crimes unit. Security at the lab is tight. “Each lab is programmed to know who has access to that particular room,” RaskinBurns said. Only scientists authorized to work in that specific unit can access labs that work with biological evidence, like the Forensic Biology Unit or the Crime Scene Unit. To prevent contaminating evidence with foreign DNA, the lab’s scientists wear blue scrubs. Their DNA is on file, so it can be ruled out if somehow it becomes mixed with

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Continued from Page A-1 where people can find or open food trucks will be plotted. Hoffman said the county needs to continuously improve its GIS mapping skills. “This GIS portal is a great opportunity for us to develop our skills in this area,” he said. “It’s a really important skill these days. It makes a lot more information user-friendly.” The Food Council hopes to have handy features like the ability to enter a ZIP code and find the closest food source. Even in wealthy Montgomery County, there are pockets where people don’t get all of the food they need. Those who connect the hungry with available food see the project’s pilot map as a key resource in that work. Councilwoman Valerie Ervin said Montgomery County is the first jurisdiction in the nation to create a network in which edible food that would otherwise be discarded is directed to those in need instead. “The fact of the matter is there are a lot of people in the county who are ‘food insecure,’” Ervin (D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring said, referring to those residents who don’t always know where they will get their next meal. “We wanted to look at ways to connect all the food agencies in Montgomery County to serve the thousands of pounds of food not being used.” The general definition of a food desert is a low-income area that does not have easy access to healthy, affordable food, accord-

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Continued from Page A-1 funds their children earned. The Rockville school serves developmentally disabled students. An initial investigation by the school system found the workstudy program at Rock Terrace School was “poorly managed” and “money was inappropriately used,” according to a July 18 letter from Garran to the school’s parents. However, no fraudulent activity by school staff had been found, the letter said. Student bank account records at the school were found “incomplete” and the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office will request account records from the Educational Systems Federal Credit Union using subpoenas, the letter said. Parents at Rock Terrace School expressed their frustration to Montgomery County Public Schools officials regarding how

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Leah King, technical leader of the Forensic Chemistry Unit, works in the Montgomery County Crime Lab in Gaithersburg. DNA being investigated. The Forensic Chemistry Unit gets the drugs that police collect. The unit tests the drugs in cases going to court, or at the request of investigators, King said. Marijuana, cocaine and heroin are the drugs the Forensic Chemistry Unit tests most frequently, King said. The unit’s scientists also identify drugs like ecstasy — sometimes made to look like candy or cartoon images, such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or miniature Bart Simpson heads. One recent case with candy-shaped drugs had about 20 or 30 pills, King said. “If my kids saw those, they’d totally think they were SweeTarts,” Raskin-Burns said. “And they’d be high as a kite,” King said. In the chemistry lab, there are microscopes, pipettes and racks of beakers at each work station. There also are quirk-

ier knickknacks, like a glass pipe shaped like an elephant, made for smoking marijuana. It was evidence from a now-closed case, King said. The lab kept it for educational purposes instead of destroying it, she said. A gas chromatographmass spectrometer converts drugs into a gaseous form, then analyzes them at a molecular level, which helps analysts determine exactly what kind of drug it is. The machine, one of the most expensive in the lab, costs around $100,000, Wickenheiser said. The lab receives federal and state grants for much of the equipment, he said. Breaking the drugs down to a molecular level helps crime lab analysts differentiate cocaine from procaine, a legal anesthetic, or marijuana from a series of synthetic cannabinoids, like “spice” or “K2,” that flooded the market several years ago, before they were outlawed.

ing to the United States Department of Agriculture. This can include having to travel one mile to a supermarket in a suburban area or 10 miles in a rural area. That definition doesn’t tell the full story in suburban areas such as Montgomery County because it has pockets of lowerincome residents who don’t show up on a data map, said Amanda Behrens, the senior program officer of the food mapping system at Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. “A mile is a long way to travel carrying groceries,” Behrens said. “We’re looking at a quarter-mile, thinking of what’s a realistic, walkable distance.” Ervin said there is enough food to go around in the county, but it does not find its way to all of those who need it. She noted the map will most likely show a number of food access locations in the Rockville area, but a veritable “food desert” in the eastern part of the county. “Lots of people who are struggling to put food on the table don’t have food readily available to them,” Ervin said. “They might find their way to food banks, but there’s not enough food there for them.” The map provides a crucial first step to geographically identifying food-scarce areas, Ervin said. The council can move to fill those voids. The food map will help members of the Montgomery Food Recovery Work Group find would-be wasted food and deliver it to those who in need, work group Chair Jacki Coyle said. Coyle is executive director of Shepherd’s Table, a Silver

Spring nonprofit that serves the homeless. Coyle said the map will be “vital for the community to make sure people don’t go hungry,” and will show the county’s commitment to the recovery plan. “[The map] is a critical piece of the pie,” she said. The Center for a Livable Future has been creating a statewide food access map since 2007, Behrens said. It was published online in 2011 at Mdfoodsystemmap.org. Hoffman said the county’s map will go further. “We’ve been working with Johns Hopkins to create a lot of maps, but those maps are static,” he said. “We’re looking to move this to something a little more dynamic, with data that’s continuously updated and refreshed.” Maps are only the beginning of solving the food access problem, said Jenna Umbriac, director of nutrition programs at Manna Food Center. Umbriac also serves on the Food Council and the work group. “I don’t think the food access problem ends with maps,” she said. “It begins with maps.” Regardless of who creates the database or colors the maps, the important part is that the community acknowledges that some people in the county don’t have access to affordable food, Umbriac said. She said she noticed from preliminary maps that there is lack of food access in the southeastern part of the county. “Our role is to make people aware that there is a need,” Umbriac said. “If our maps give us

staff at the Rockville school handled money students earned in work-study programs, as well as how the situation was handled, during a community meeting Thursday. For Sara Sadeghi, the situation has been motivation enough to pull her son out of Rock Terrace, though he would have graduated in 2014. “My trust is broken,” she said in front of school system officials and fellow parents. “I don’t trust him to be in this school anymore.” Rhonda Turner, whose son participated in work-study opportunities for several years and had a bank account, said she contributed money related to school activities such as outings into the community — a point other parents have raised. Larry Bowers, the system’s chief operating officer, said his understanding was that money earned through the programs was used to pay for students to participate in activities when their families were unable to contribute the funds.

While the school system’s initial investigation is complete, Bowers said, some things remain unknown, including how exactly the money was spent, how much money went into the accounts, how much was taken out, and whether the money students earn through the programs should be treated as income. Another question Bowers said he thought was important was whether the money will be restored to students. He said detailed information from the individual accounts would be necessary to do that. “I am sorry that this happened,” Bowers said. The school’s financial management needs to improve, Bowers said, and the school community needs to work together. “What happened and what we’re going to talk about should have nothing to do with what’s done every day for the students at this school,” Bowers said. “It is a very special place.” lpowers@gazette.net

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“Identifying those was pretty tricky,” she said of the cannabanoids, which mimic the effect of marijuana. King has been working at the lab for almost seven years, she said. “I liked chemistry. I liked the idea of law. It seemed like a nice way of mixing the two of them,” she said. In 2012, the different units in the lab processed a little less than 6,000 cases, RaskinBurns said — 420 crime scenes, 170 firearms exams, more than 300 cases involving DNA testing, 3,600 drug cases, and 1,400 latent print analyses. The lab also performs tests for local city police departments, such as the Takoma Park and Rockville city police departments, along with the U.S. Park Police, Metro Transit Police, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The lab also occasionally runs tests for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Navy’s Criminal Investigations Division, King said. David Hinebaugh has worked as a latent print examiner for Montgomery County Police for nearly a decade. He analyzes prints taken from crime scenes by Crime Scene Unit investigators. “What I do is try take those prints and match them up with a suspect,” he said. Hinebaugh said he studied in a forensic identification program at West Virginia University. The first part of his job is to see if a print is usable, he said. Many that come in are smudged or smeared, recognizable as fingerprints, but too damaged for identification. If the print is in good

enough condition, he said, examiners will enter it into a regional automated fingerprint identification system and look for matches. That database, which covers Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., supplies a list of people who might match the fingerprint, he said. From there, examiners compare the two onscreen to see if they match with the fingerprint collected at the crime scene. Other times, police already will have a suspect in custody and will ask an examiner to match the suspect’s prints against a sample from the crime scene — that takes place offscreen, he said. Comparing the prints usually takes 15 minutes to half an hour, he said. Even though Hinebaugh processes 20 to 30 cases a month, some cases stick out, like a sexual assault that took place several years ago. The attacker assaulted his victim at knifepoint, then left the woman in Prince George’s County, he said. Police recovered a print from her credit cards — but it didn’t look like an intact print. “At first, I didn’t think it was good enough to enter in the system,” he said. However, he got a match on a man who had fled to New York. Police tracked him down, and he ultimately was convicted, Hinebaugh said. “It was very satisfying that ... I was able to help arrest the individual and provide some closure for the victim,” he said.

an indication that there is food need, we can go in with volunteers and survey people’s perception of need. That could be an additional site for Manna or a distribution site for food.” At a July 23 council hearing, McGovern testified in favor of implementing the new tech-

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Continued from Page A-1 During the public forum, Callistein said he did not know the mayor was planning to appoint someone else until she announced her intention to appoint Goodman and Littlefield during a June meeting. Callistein, who was appointed in 2010 and recently served as the commission’s chairman, said he submitted paperwork to apply for reappointment, but did not hear back. “I guess rather than acting professionally and speaking to us beforehand, the mayor decided to passively make her opinions known,” he said, adding that the move was “rather callous.” “It seems behind the friendly face of the mayor is merely a calculating politician,” Callistein said. Despite his experience, Callistein said serving on the commission was a “highlight of my life,” and he encouraged people to volunteer to serve on city commissions. “I am very sorry to leave, but I will be back,” he said. Councilmember Mark Pierzchala said Callistein was “very eloquent, and I agree with what he said.” Moore also criticized Marcuccio for her handling of the appointments process, saying he had hoped she would proceed differently than some past officials. “You can do whatever you want to discredit me,” Marcuccio responded. “That is your privilege.” The Mayor and Council also appointed Stephen Weiner to the Board of Supervisors of Elections Monday evening. The city still has a number of openings on other boards and commissions, including the newly created Ethics Commission. “Anyone who is daring enough to be willing to but their name forward — because who knows what will happen? — we need people,” Marcuccio said. ewaibel@gazette.net


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The City of Rockville has installed a new red-light camera, this one at the intersection of Wootton Parkway and Preserve Parkway. Police will not start issuing warnings and citations for violations caught by the camera until Aug. 26, according to a news release from the city. Then, drivers can receive tickets when they run a red light or make a right turn on red, where permitted, without first coming to a complete stop. Rockville now operates 10 red-light cameras inside the city limits, according to the release. ewaibel@gazette.net

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New health insurance program starts in October BY

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The average 50-year-old nonsmoker in Montgomery County can buy health insurance premiums through the Maryland exchange market starting Oct. 1, ranging from $263 to $470 per month. The lowest monthly premium rate is from Coventry Health Care of Delaware, owned by Aetna, which operates in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The highest is from All Savers Insurance, part of UnitedHealthcare. State insurance officials on Friday approved the rates for individuals that were as much as 33 percent below what insurers had requested. All Savers’ premium for the Montgomery 50-year-old was about 32 percent below what the insurer requested, while Coventry’s was some 27 percent below its request. Under the federal Affordable Care Act, individuals have to obtain health insurance by January or pay a penalty of either $95 or 1 percent of their annual taxable income next year. The penalty

will rise to $325 or 2 percent of income in 2015 and $695 or 2.5 percent of annual income in 2016. Maryland’s largest insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, received approval to average $312 in monthly premiums for the average 50-year-old Montgomery resident, only 4 percent below what it requested. Rockville-based Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States received approval for an average of $381, only about 1 percent below its request. State insurance regulators approved rate changes based on input from actuaries and others who studied the insurers’ submitted plan designs and rates. Actuaries conducted statistical analyses and tested assumptions that insurance companies used to develop rates. Officials also made sure the plans complied with state and federal laws, and they considered public comments in deciding what level to approve. CareFirst’s offerings are “competitively priced and often among the most affordable options available,” officials said in a statement. “Rate adjustments imposed by the MIA were modest, and we look forward to the launch of the exchange this fall.” Kaiser “worked with Maryland offi-

cials to ensure our 2014 rates are as consumer friendly as possible. We believe all residents should have access to high quality, affordable care, and we’re confident our rates reflect that,” officials said in a statement. U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) of Pikesville said he was disappointed that President Barack Obama recently agreed to delay until 2015 the employer mandate portion of the federal health care law, and that he didn’t support a similar delay in the individual mandate. “I don’t think a lot will change in a year,” Cardin said during a meeting Friday with Gazette reporters and editors. “But I understand the administration’s desire to want to make sure it’s done right.” The law will force employers with more than 50 full-time workers to pay a penalty if they don’t provide employees with health insurance starting in 2015. The penalty would be $2,000 per employee, minus the first 30 workers. For example, a non-providing company with 50 employees would pay $40,000. Cardin didn’t think a lot of employers would switch some of their full-time employees to part-time to get under the 50-worker threshold. “I would think that

employers want to offer health insurance to remain competitive,” he said. The law will provide medical insurance for thousands of Marylanders who are not currently covered, along with substantial benefits to individuals and employers, including eliminating exemptions for pre-existing conditions and providing tax credits to businesses and individuals, Cardin said. “It will be more popular than people think,” he said. Enrollment for small businesses with fewer than 50 employees to buy insurance through the Maryland marketplace will begin Jan. 1. Employers with fewer than 25 employees and average wage rates below $50,000 are eligible for tax credits to offset part of the cost of medical insurance. The credits will offset up to 50 percent of the employer portion of premium contributions next year if purchased through the state marketplace. Individuals who buy their own insurance and whose income is less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $45,000 annually, are also eligible for tax credits. kshay@gazette.net

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puter server rooms, equipment assembly rooms, a reference library, conference rooms, a training room and storage. “The new lease supports our growth and hiring plans,” Brian Hochheimer, the firm’s vice president and chief financial officer, said in a news release. “It gives us four full floors and represents nearly a three-fold expansion compared to the square

footage of our original lease. We love being right in the center of Rockville, and we’re pleased to continue the relationship with our landlord.” Emmes, founded in 1977, will remain at 401 N. Washington St., where it originally leased 35,000 square feet in 2001. “We are delighted that

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10-year lease that gives the clinical trial data firm more room to grow. The Gateway Tower building was at risk of losing Emmes and its 380 jobs to Gaithersburg or Virginia, according to the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Instead, it is expected to add 20 new jobs in its custom expanded space, which includes private offices, environmentally controlled com-

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The 248,048-square-foot building is owned by Glenrock Joint Venture, which bought the property for $70 million in 2006. The nine-floor building was completed in 1972, but was modernized to suit Emmes. “With the signing of the new lease, Emmes remains close to the campus of one of its major customers, the National Institutes of Health,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. “Company executives cited the outstanding location in Rockville Town Center, proximity to public transportation and the excellent educational offerings at the Universities at Shady Grove as key reasons for maintaining its headquarters in our county.” EMMES was represented by Larry Bank and Lisa Benjamin of Newmark Knight Frank in the transaction.


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On a recent Tuesday morning at Olney’s Bedford Court Senior Living Community, the activities room, known as The Bistro, was packed. Chairs, wheelchairs and walkers lined the walls. Eventually, residents who came late had to settle for a spot in the hallway. They were there to see Seniorita Sunshine, also known as Andrea Hancock of Rockville. Standing at the front of the room, at maybe 5-feet tall, Hancock was dressed in a red and white striped skirt and top, and wearing a blonde wig. She welcomed her audience, turned on the song “Bring Me Sunshine,” and started making her way around the room, stopping at each resident to offer a handshake, a little dance or just a smile. “At my first show, I went to each

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A CHORUS LINE n When: Aug. 1 to Sept. 1; see website for specific show times n Where: 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney n Tickets: $32.50$65, discounts available for groups, seniors, military and students n For information: 301-924-3400, olneytheatre.org

Starting Thursday, Olney Theatre Center presents “A Chorus Line,” the largest musical ever produced in the theater’s 75-year history. The show features 24 performers and eight musicians, telling the story of a young group of aspiring actors, dancers and singers auditioning for a spot on a chorus line. “It’s something that I’m used to but it does feel different in this production because it’s their biggest one and they’re so excited about it,” said actor Jennifer Cordiner, who plays Val. “You can feel the energy at all times from all the people around Olney.” A New Jersey native and classically-trained dancer, Cordiner moved to the Washington, D.C., area in January. “A Chorus Line” is the first show she booked. Director and choreographer Stephen Nachamie is no stranger to Olney Theatre Center. He returns after directing “1776,” “Camelot,” and

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In a preproduction photo of Olney Theatre Center’s “A Chorus Line,” Cassie (Nancy Lemenager) tries to convince director Zach (Carl Randolph) that she should be chosen to be in his newest show. Due to injury, Nancy Lemenager has left the production. Michelle Aravena will replace her in the role of Cassie. Below, the cast of Olney Theatre Center’s production of “A Chorus Line,” running Aug. 1 to Sept. 1.

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Seniorita Sunshine (Andrea Hancock) dances with Bedford Court resident Arthur Williams.

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The Rolling Stones came and went from Washington, D.C., in June, but fans will still be able to hear some of their biggest hits on stage on Saturday. “The great Rolling Stones, but for $575 less,” joked Ron Newmyer of BandHouse Gigs, which will present a

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tribute to the legendary band on Saturday at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. Reserved tickets are $25, and standing room tickets are $20 — a big difference from the $600 tickets available for the sold-out Verizon Center gig earlier this summer. Fifty-five performers will present their interpretations of Stones classics such as “You Can’t Always Get What you Want,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Get Off My

Cloud” and “Gimme Shelter.” “A lot of musicians grew up playing the Rolling Stones … they touched a chord in a lot of people,” said Newmyer, who said the tribute will focus on songs released from 1963 through 1972. “They started as an R&B cover band, then they mastered the pop sound, then when the Beatles broke up in 1968, they went back to R&B,” he said. “They had a lot of styles — country, blues, R&B, rock ’n’ roll, pop, strings and

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Country rocker Scott Kurt will be one of 55 performers in the BandHouse Gigs tribute to the Rolling Stones on Saturday at The Fillmore Silver Spring.


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Julie Gross’ “Chinatown.” Gross is the featured artist for August at the Montgomery Art Association’s gallery at Westfield Wheaton Mall.

Bright lights, big city The works of artist Julie Gross will be on view throughout the month of August at the Montgomery Art Association’s MAA Gallery, Westfield Wheaton Mall, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton. An opening reception is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The exhibit closes Aug. 25. Inspired by the lines and colors in cities and landscapes, Gross boasts a strong sense of linear perspective and beautiful skies. Her work illustrates well-known buildings, as well as obscure city streets and alleys, while exaggerating colors and abstracting shapes. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.juliegrosspaintings. com. Visit www.montgomeryart.org.

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Natalie Cole will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday at Strathmore. The nine-time Grammy winner will perform songs from her latest CD, “Natalie Cole En Espanol.”

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Nine-time Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Music Center at Strathmore. Having sold more than 30 million records worldwide, the singer will perform songs from her new CD, “Natalie Cole En Español,” a tribute to the Spanish songs by her father, Nat King Cole. A pre-concert lecture, “Like Father/Like Daughter: The Impact of Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole on American Popular Music,” with Saïs Kamalidiin from Howard University, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Education Center Room 402 and is free with a concert ticket. Tickets for the Natalie Cole performance are $33-$92. For more information, visit www.strathmore.org.

Worth 1,000 words “Shot in the Dark,” featuring photographs from the Master Darkroom Class at the Photoworks Gallery and Photography School at Glen Echo Park, continues to Sept. 3 at the gallery,

7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-8 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment (contact gaylesue@me.com or kwkeating@comcast.net). Exhibiting photographers include Andrew Currie, Molly Donavan, Heather Dorsey, Saman Michael Far, Brenda Hanning, Ann Harding, Mike Jones, Tom Kraly, Bill Mertens, Joanne Miller and Alejandra Vallejo. For more information, visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

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Heavy metal-influenced Spanish guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriella will perform in concert at Strathmore on Aug. 4.

Muy caliente Heavy-metal influenced Spanish guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriella will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Music Center at Strathmore. Renown for their “Stairway to Heaven”

cover courtesy of YouTube, the duo’s music has been heard on film scores ranging from “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” to “Puss in Boots.” Tickets are $55-$78. For more information, visit www.strathmore.org.

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“Hands,” by photographer Saman Michael Far. “Shot in the Dark” continues to Sept. 3 at the Photoworks Gallery and Photography School at Glen Echo Park.

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White beers satisfy as summer winds down Belgian White beers (called Witbiers in Flemish and Biere Blanche in French) are a refreshing and zesty summer treat. White beers have a pleasant sweetness often characterized with a tangy orange or lemon fruitiness and notes of honey or vanilla. They are crisp and dry and often have a tartness with unmalted wheat undertones.

BREWS BROTHERS STEVEN FRANK AND ARNOLD MELTZER White beers are unfiltered with moderate body and a smooth, light creaminess. Despite the creaminess they finish dry and often with a bit of lactic tartness. They have an effervescent character and a low acidity. The style has a low hop bitterness which will suit beer lovers who are adverse to the high hop bitterness that is becoming more prevalent. White beers do not age well and should be consumed when fresh. White beers are made with unmalted wheat, coriander and Curacao (bitter) orange peel. Some brewers add

sweet orange peel and other spices for complexity such as chamomile, cumin, cinnamon, white pepper and grains of paradise. These flavors should be subtle and balanced. The unmalted wheat provides a more grainy and fuller body than White beer’s German wheat beer cousins. These refreshing beers are pale straw to gold in color with a dense, pale white head and good head retention from the base wheat. White beers are generally bottle conditioned by adding some sugar and yeast to the bottle prior to capping. This allows the beers to further develop but makes for a cloudy, milky appearance with some sediment. White beers have an alcohol by volume range of 4.5 to 6.0 percent. Recently some White beers have been creatively “imperilized” or “doubled” with higher levels of ingredients, body and alcohol levels of 8 to 10 percent ABV. Witbiers are excellent with salads and a wonderful counterpoint to egg dishes and cheese omelets. They also are great with fish, complimenting even the most delicate fish flavors, and sushi, Mexican and Thai foods. Witbiers also work well with desserts that have lemon, lime or orange flavors.

Belgian’s have been brewing witbiers in Hoegaarden (pronounced “who-garten”) east of Brussels since the 1500s. By the early 1950s there were no witbiers being produced in Belgium. Pierre Celis, a neighbor of the last white beer brewery, which was in Hoegaarden, decided to recreate the style and began brewing in 1966. His De Kluis Brewery popularized the style which is now brewed in Belgium, France, Netherlands and the United States. Celis sold his brewery to Interbrew (Now Anheuser BuschInBev) and moved to Texas where he established a new brewery. Another very popular U.S. version is Blue Moon made by Miller-Coors. Hoegaarden Witbier (4.9 percent ABV) is brewed by Anheuser BuschInBev at the Hoegaarden Brewery in Hoegaarden, Belgium. Hoegaarden, which is effervescent throughout, has a bright sweet lemon nose leading into a light lemon front with a hint of wheat, both of which continue in the middle. The lemon ebbs in the very minimal finish with a slight dull lemon zest in the aftertaste. Ratings: 6.5/6. Note: in the past Hoegaarden Wit has scored much higher.

Allagash White (5.1 percent ABV) is made by Allagash Brewing of Portland, Maine. Allagash White has an aroma of bitter lemon and yeast. The teasing sweet lemon front segues in a middle where the lemon is joined by subtle coriander and light pepper. The pepper grows in the finish and still further in the aftertaste while the lemon fades. There is a lingering current of coriander, pepper and muted lemon. Ratings: 8/7.5. Blue Moon (5.4 percent ABV) is made by the Blue Moon Brewing Company, a division of /Miller-Coors, in Golden, CO. Blue Moon has a bouquet of coriander, tartness, and honey. The subdued dry front has traces of pepper and coriander which continue in the middle. The finish brings in a faint sweetness and increased pepper. The lightly dry aftertaste also displays a touch of orange zest. Ratings: 6/6. Witte (5.1 percent ABV) is brewed by Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY. Witte has a sweet lemon, coriander, light pepper and Belgian yeast nose which presage a light sweet lemon front. In the middle a slight coriander joins along with a hint of grain and tempered tartness. These continue in

Witte (5.1 percent ABV) is brewed by Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY. It has a sweet lemon, coriander, light pepper and Belgian yeast nose which presage a light sweet lemon front. PHOTO FROM BREWS BROTHERS

the finish merging with a tinge of pepper. The moderately dry aftertaste has a lingering growing pepper flavor with a tart lemon zest. Ratings: 8/8.

IN THE ARTS DANCES Hollywood Ballroom, July 31, free International Fox Trot Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m. ($15), Aug. 2, free Tango lesson at 8 p.m., Social Ballroom at 9 p.m. ($15); Aug. 3, free East Coast Swing lesson at 8 p.m., Social Ballroom at 9 p.m. ($10); Aug. 4, free Fox Trot lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom at 8 p.m. ($15), Aug. 7, free International Tango Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m. ($15), Aug. 8, Tea Dance from 12:30-3:30 p.m. ($6), 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181, www.hollywoodballroomdc.com Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: Thurs-

days, 8:15 beginner lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, www.capitalblues.org. Contra, Aug. 2, Rachel Shapiro calls to Cosmic Otters; Aug. 9, Tavi Merrill with the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band; Aug. 16, Ron Buchanan calls to Love Mongrels; Aug. 23, Janine Smith with In Wildness; Aug. 30, Louie Cromartie with Honeysuckle Rose, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www.fridaynightdance.org. Contra & Square, Aug. 4, Rachel Shapiro with The Cosmic Otters; Aug. 11, Dick Bearman with Rachel Eddy and Kristian Herner; Aug. 18, Ann Fallon and the Narrowminded Naysayers; Aug. 25, Delaura Padovan with a Graham DeZarn Joint, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, www. fsgw.org. English Country, July 31, Caller: Anna Rain, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), www.fsgw.org. 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, 240-5050339. Swing, Aug. 10, The Boilermaker Jazz Band, lesson at 8 p.m., dancing at 9 p.m., Glen Echo Park, $15, www.flyingfeet.org. Waltz, Aug. 4, Quartetto Con Brio; Aug. 18, Waverly Station, 2:45-3:30 p.m. lesson, 3:30-6 p.m., dance, $10, www.waltztimedances.org.

pet Tells the Story, 10 a.m. Aug. 3; Panel Discussion: Puppetry in Contemporary American Theater, 3 p.m., Aug. 3; Blair Thomas & Company: Hard Headed Heart, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Aug. 4; Rodrigo y Gabriela, 7 p.m. Aug. 4; Strathmore Fine Art Camp (Half Day), 9:30 a.m. Aug. 5; Free Summer Outdoor Concert: Carlos Núñez, 7 p.m. Aug. 7, call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-5815100, www.strathmore.org.

ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat,” to Sept. 2, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. Do or Die Mysteries, “Art of Murder,” Saturdays, to Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m. buffet, 7:30 p.m. show, $47.50 buffet and show, Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, 443-422-3810, www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com Imagination Stage, “Peter Pan and Wendy,” to Aug. 11, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www. imaginationstage.org Olney Theatre Center, “A Chorus Line,” to Sept. 1, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, www. olneytheatre.org. The Puppet Co., “Circus!” Aug. 2 to Sept. 1; Tiny Tots @ 10, select Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, call for shows and show

times, Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park’s North Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $5, 301634-5380, www.thepuppetco.org. Round House Theatre, Bethesda, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” Aug. 21 to Sept. 15; 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. 240-644-1100, www.roundhousetheatre.org. Round House Theatre, Silver Spring, TBA; 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, $15 for general admission, $10 for subscribers, patrons 30 and younger and seniors, 244-644-1100, www.roundhousetheatre.org. The Writer’s Center, Poetry and Prose Open Mic, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 4; Mariposa Readings, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 11; Poets Bateman, Riegel, and Sukrungruang, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 18, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, 301654-8664, www.writer.org.

VISUAL ART Adah Rose Gallery, Randall Lear and Ellyn Weiss, Aug. 30 to Oct. 6, vernissage on Sept. 21, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, 301922-0162, www.adahrosegallery. com

ington, Aug. 4 to Sept. 30, Rockville Civic Center Park, 503 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. www.rockvillemd. gov. Marin-Price Galleries, Rose Nygaard, to Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., 301-718-0622. VisArts, Nancy Bullough: Neena Birch: Retrospective Response and Reception, Aug. 7 to Sept. 8, opening reception from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9, Kaplan Gallery; Marty Weishaar, Aug. 7 to Sept. 8, opening reception from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9, Common Ground Gallery; “Ching Ching Cheng,” Aug. 7 to Sept. 8, opening reception from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9, Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, 301-315-8200, www. visartsatrockville.org. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 16th Annual National Small

Works Exhibition, July 31 to Aug. 25, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, second Floor, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, www.washingtonprintmakers.com.

The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, TBA, hours are 10 a.m. to

4:30 p.m. Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. 301-897-1518. Gallery B, TBA; gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. www.bethesda.org. Glenview Mansion, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Greater Wash-

MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Music Pligrim Trio w/Special

Guest Mary Alouette, 7:30 p.m. July 31, $10; Main Event, 8 p.m. Aug. 2, $10; The Tony Rich Project, 8 p.m. Aug. 3, $30; Nadine Rae & The Allstars, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4, $10, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 301-634-2222, www.bethesdabluesjazz.com The Fillmore Silver Spring, Frank Turner, 8 p.m. Aug. 1; The Dillenger Escape Plan, 3:20 p.m. Aug. 2; BandHouse Gigs Tribute to Rolling Stones, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301-960-9999, FillmoreSilverSpring.com, www.livenation.com.

Institute of Musical Traditions — Takoma Park, TBA, Takoma

Park Community Center, call for prices, times, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 301-960-3655, www. imtfolk.org.

Institute of Musical Traditions — Rockville, TBA, Saint Mark

Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, call for prices, www.imtfolk.org. Strathmore, Free Summer Outdoor Concert: Jon Scales Fourchestra, 7 p.m. July 31, Backyard Theater for Kids: Taikoza (Japanese drums and dance), 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 1; Natalie Cole, 8 p.m. Aug. 2; Puppet Slam, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 2; Blair Thomas & Company: The Pup-

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Frank Turner will be performing at Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday as part of the Bud Light Music First 50/50/1 nationwide event. Waverly Street, “The Unfolding,” Paintings of the people of Bhutan, India and Nepal by Mary

Eggers, to Aug. 4, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda, 301-951-9441, www.waverlystreetgallery.com.


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In ‘The Wolverine,’ Jackman is a mutant who plays to balconies BY

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Every time Hugh Jackman’s up there on screen, dining out on the rage stew that is the Wolverine, I think back to his Tony Award-winning performance as entertainer Peter Allen in “The Boy from Oz.” It was a terrible musical but a wonderful Broadway turn, flamboyant exuberance personified. Each strand of this performer’s DNA is about giving the audience a great time. He’s a strutter, and in “The Wolverine,” Jackman’s sixth and most dominant appearance as the Marvel Comics character, the immortal muttonchopped loner looks as if he has been spending all his time up in the Canadian wilderness with a personal trainer, waiting for his close-up. Logan/Wolverine is not the only mutant in “The Wolverine” — Svetlana Khodchenkova slinks around as Viper, with her flicking tongue of death — but the film is largely quasi-human, and it burrows into its own tunnel, a long way from the previous “X-Men” pictures, which always risk overcrowding. This time Logan returns to Japan at the behest of a mysterious red-haired woman (Rila Fukushima). Decades earlier, Logan survived the atomic bombing of Nagasaki while saving the life of Japanese soldier Shingen Yashida (played by Hiroyuki Sanada). The soldier became a powerful and corrupt industrialist. On his deathbed, the dying man is looking to his old savior for one last favor. But

THE WOLVERINE n 3 stars n PG-13; 126 minutes n Cast: Hugh Jackman n Directed by James Mangold

the Japanese gangsters known as yakuza intrude, and Logan has sworn to protect Yashida’s daughter, Mariko (Tao Okamoto), and there’s your plot, distilled from the four-part 1982 Marvel saga written by Chris Claremont and penciled by Frank Miller. The screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie concocted the adaptation of “The Wolverine” that got this project going. Rewrites ensued by Mark Bomback and Scott Frank; James Mangold took it before the cameras in Australia and Japan. The results are quite good — the same old angst and grandiosity writ smaller than usual, and better for it. The X-Men crew’s intersections with real-life wartime horrors have long been signposts of the serious aspirations of the material. Watching “The Wolverine,” one may resist the leveling and seared flesh of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki as fodder for another superhero picture. But Mangold handles it well: “The Wolverine” keeps its characters front and center, and only near the end does it turn into a routine, grinding action movie. Along the way there’s a swell battle atop a speeding bullet train, the film’s highlight. Also we get the occa-

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Logan (Hugh Jackman) fights his greatest battle in “The Wolverine.” sional lyric interlude between Logan and the dream/memory of the woman he loved and lost (Famke Janssen), the source of all his undying grief. The last couple of Wolverine movies provided their share of undying grief as well, the wrong kind, the mediocre

movie kind. “The Wolverine” won’t change anybody’s mind about the character, or about what Jackman can do with it. It’s simply a more focused scenario than usual, full of violence done up with a little more coherence and visceral impact than usual. Mangold

doesn’t bring tons of personality to “The Wolverine,” but he does bring a reasonable and honorable sense of craft, trading in iconography borrowed from Westerns and Easterns and all sorts of movies. Marco Beltrami’s musical score likewise carries echoes of previous

movie themes, but it’s evocative and lower-keyed than the usual Marvel bash. Who needs thundering music when you have Jackman glowering and raging and doing everything except tap dancing with those retractable claws?

‘Fruitvale Station’ recounts last day of year and life in heartbreaking tale BY

MICHAEL PHILLIPS CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Fruitvale Station” is hugely effective meat-and-potatoes moviemaking, and one hell of a feature film debut for writerdirector Ryan Coogler. Lean (84 minutes), swift and full of life, Coogler’s picture recounts a random and needless

death, that of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, played by Michael B. Jordan, a familiar face from “The Wire,” “Friday Night Lights” and the films “Chronicle” and “Red Tails.” At 2:15 a.m. Jan. 1, 2009, the unarmed victim was shot in the back by a Bay Area Rapid Transit policeman on an Oakland, Calif., Fruitvale station platform. There

were witnesses, lots of them, many taking cellphone videos of the incident. The movie makes no secret of Oscar’s fate. Coogler could’ve settled for an enraging, full-throttle melodrama, designed to boil your blood from beginning to end. But “Fruitvale Station” is better, more heartbreaking, than that. The script follows a well-

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position of his compass. Oscar’s life in and out of prison has been a trial for his mother (Octavia Spencer, noteperfect), whose birthday is Dec. 31. In the hours leading up to the fateful BART ride back from San Francisco on New Year’s Eve, Oscar spends time with his drug dealer associate and swings by to pick up a cake and some seafood for his grandmother’s gumbo. “Fruitvale Station” works because Coogler and his leading man present a many-sided protagonist, neither saint nor unalloyed sinner. He struggles to find legal work and to keep it once he’s found it; likewise, and not easily, he juggles his old hellraising self with his responsibilities as a lover, a father and a son. When “Fruitvale Station” goes where it must go, to that train platform (Kevin Durand plays a fictionalized version of the transit cop who pulled the trigger), the knot tightens in your gut. You hope for an impossible resolution to the scene. You may also find yourself hoping that

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the film itself doesn’t blow it — that it doesn’t push the anguish and outrage into operatic or phony realms. Coogler does not blow it (though there’s a coda or two too many in the final 10 minutes). His success with the film overall, which is considerable, lies in his easy way with extended takes, allowing two or more actors to actually interact and get a rhythm going. Jordan, Diaz and Spencer, among others, are superb throughout. The film was shot quickly, on an extremely modest budget. The breathlessness feels right, and true. “Fruitvale Station” won two major awards at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and went on to pick up a prize for its presence in the Un Certain Regard sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival. It remains to be seen what Coogler can do with different kinds of stories. But he knows where to put a camera, and how long to hold a shot, and what it means to have terrific performers igniting a scene. In the wake of last year’s Trayvon Martin killing, and this month’s George Zimmerman trial verdict, the movie carries an added layer of resonance. But “Fruitvale Station” didn’t require the killing of another unarmed African-American to make it one of the truly vital films of 2013.


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The cast of Olney Theatre Center’s production of “A Chorus Line,” running Aug. 1 to Sept. 1.

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Continued from Page A-11 “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” Nachamie said it was a production of “A Chorus Line” he saw at age 13 that solidified his desire to get into theater. “It’s almost like seeing everyone’s collective experience on stage that let me see this is something that can be pursued,” Nachamie said. “I saw a bunch of people on stage doing what I [wanted] to do professionally ... I remember a little part of me thinking, ‘I can do that.’” Nachamie was later cast in a production of “A Chorus Line” at 18 and, in 1993, worked as an associate director

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Continued from Page A-11 person and connected with them,” Hancock said. “And that’s become something I’ve done with each show. It says, ‘I see you, I acknowledge you, thank you for being here.’” For the past four months, Hancock has traveled to senior living communities in Montgomery County as Seniorita Sunshine, performing a cabaret-style act, featuring songs from the 1930s through 1960s, for residents. A Silver Spring native, Hancock said she’s always loved to perform. “The very beginning was camp,” Hancock said. “I was 9 or something; I believe we did ‘Pippin.’ And then I performed in high school, I was in all the shows. I did some Montgomery College Dinner Theatre.” But after graduating from the University of Maryland, Hancock made the decision not to pursue a career in the arts. “Some people said, if there’s absolutely nothing else you could do or want to do, then you go for it and take the direct line to performing, to showbiz,” she said. “I’m blessed that I can do different things ... I was like, ‘Well, I like to do this, and I like advertising and marketing and that’s what I did after college.” Though she wasn’t on stage for

on the show’s national tour. Though this isn’t the largest production Nachamie’s ever staged — he’s directed productions of “Oliver” and “The Music Man,” both featuring larger casts — he said there are still challenges in tackling such a largescale musical. “I think the challenges are making sure everyone is invested all of the time and everyone is invested in the situation,” Nachamie said. “Most of the show, we’re all on stage,” added actor Kyle Schliefer, who plays the role of Mike. “You really have to know every number you’re hitting ... or else you’ll whack someone in the face.” While “Chorus Line’s” choreogra-

a living, Hancock said she never abandoned her love of performing. In 1993, after moving to Hawaii, she rediscovered the arts. Over the next five years, Hancock did everything from community theater, to improv, to commercials and even landed a spot as an extra in a scene from “Beverly Hills 90210.” While still living in Hawaii, Hancock subscribed to Backstage, a magazine for people in the performing arts industry. “When I was in Hawaii, I started getting Backstage, ordering it from New York,” Hancock said. “And that was the end of it; it was like, that’s where you need to be.” Hancock made the decision to move to New York where she got into stand-up comedy and developed her own musical-improv act. “I kind of did comedy and then my own brand of musical comedy,” Hancock said. She studied at the New Actors Workshop for one summer and said she did what all aspiring performers in New York do: “You perform for love, not money,” Hancock said. “But you get your chops.” To earn a living, Hancock got into the professional organizing business. “I was helping people and I got into the relocation and the downsizing,” she said. After moving back to Maryland in 2005 and working for

phy is certainly part of the show’s appeal, Nachamie said he wanted to focus his attention on another aspect of the musical: its text. After its Broadway premiere in July of 1975, “A Chorus Line” was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, ultimately winning nine. But according to Nachamie, what many people don’t know is that the musical also won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. “The reason it won the Pulitzer was because nothing had ever been talked about in such a frank manner before,” Nachamie said. “Every story that was told in this show, it was the first time telling it ... it was really the start of the ‘me’ generation.” Despite his history with the show,

herself for a few years, Hancock began looking for moving companies in need of her services. “When I moved home, I found a company that focused on moving seniors,” she said. “It wasn’t really a conscious decision.” While Hancock said the decision was not a conscious one, it did turn out to be her introduction to the senior community. In 2009, Hancock started working for Transitional Assistance & Design, helping seniors downsize from their homes into assisted living or independent living communities. “I moved them from their homes of many years, helping them shed their stuff and fit into a senior living community,” Hancock said. “That was a way to connect with people one-on-one. They’re making the decisions, you’re not telling them what to throw away. It was all about really empowering the client; it was their choice.” The professional organizing eventually led Hancock to a sales job at Sunrise, a company that runs several senior living communities, including Bedford Court, in the area. But Hancock said she found herself gravitating toward the activities room whenever she was at work, and soon, the urge to perform again started to creep in. “I met other performers at Sunrise who inspired me, who taught me ... it’s about connecting

Nachamie said there were still things in the script that surprised him this time around. “I’ve been away from the show 10 or 11 years and when we first went through the text, I read things differently,” Nachamie said. “Usually with ‘A Chorus Line,’ you don’t get into the text and why it’s there ... but I’ve had a lot of time to do one-on-one work with the actors and exploration of the characters.” Nachamie added that he’s tried to remain absolutely truthful to the original text, most of which was derived from question-and-answer sessions with young actors and dancers on Broadway. “There’s a speech pattern, there’s a

truth and if you try to change it, you’re all of the sudden not in that time period,” Nachamie said. Though the “Chorus Line” script may be true to the time period in which it was written, the Olney cast said the musical’s stories are timeless. “There are struggles that they went through in the 1970s that we’re going through now,” Cordiner said. “That’s what a dancer goes through, that’s what a dancer’s life is like.” “I can play myself in kind of a roundabout way,” added Bryan Knowlton, who plays Paul. “Most of my life story is found within Paul. When you identify with someone, it inspires you.” chedgepeth@gazette.net

with an audience,” Hancock said. Now working full time as Seniorita Sunshine, Hancock said she applies the same philosophy to her act that she did to her professional organizing: empower the client. “The opportunity to have someone interested and giving them attention ... that’s huge,” Hancock said. Hancock said she’s also witnessed the incredible power her music has. “I saw firsthand, for the memory impaired, how incredibly beneficial and therapeutic music is,” she said. “How somebody who might have difficulty expressing themselves verbally, once songs are turned on, show tunes or those standards ... they know all the words ... They’re enlivened, a switch goes on and I wanted to be a part of that.” Looking ahead, Hancock said she hopes to take her Seniorita Sunshine act to private events including anniversary parties and milestone birthdays. Wherever she performs, she said she’s determined to spread her musical message. “Sunshiny and happy, that’s my message,” she said. “I want to always stick with that.” For more information on Seniorita Sunshine, visit her website, www.senioritasunshine.com. chedgepeth@gazette.net

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Seniorita Sunshine (Andrea Hancock) performs for residents at Bedford Court Retirement and Assisted Living facility.

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Continued from Page A-11 horns — there wasn’t a single sound.” Newmyer also gave Mick Jagger a lot of credit for his song delivery and stage presence. “He could do shrieks and howls that not many people could do, and he has a sense of phrasing,” he said. “He’s a mesmerizing figure — you couldn’t not watch and listen to him.” Singer and actress Julia Nixon said she’s looking forward to performing “Play with Fire” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” Nixon said she can’t guarantee she’ll do jumping jacks on stage like Jagger, but she’ll put an equal amount of passion into the song. “Anybody who knows me and knows how I sing knows that I love that raw, rock, in-yourface, hard-driving [sound],” said Nixon, who formerly lived in Washington, D.C., but now lives in North Carolina. “When I was growing up in the south in the Bible Belt, rock ’n’ roll was something that was not permitted,” she said. “[The Stones] were seen as potheads and forbidden, and I couldn’t see Jimi Hendrix either.” After Nixon left home in the 1980s, she discovered the Stones and has seen them on video. “They’re just free spirits up there, they all were,” she said. “Their energy level was unbelievable.” Laura Tsaggaris, who lives in

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Vocalist Julia Nixon will perform “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Play with Fire” at BandHouse Gigs’ tribute concert to the Rolling Stones. Guitarist and singer Laura Tsaggaris (left, front) will be performing “Let’s Spend the Night” and “She’s a Rainbow” at BandHouse Gigs’ tribute concert to the Rolling Stones on Saturday at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Washington, D.C., said she will be singing a verse of “Sympathy for the Devil” along with other performers and also singing two songs on her own — “Let’s Spend the Night” and “She’s a Rainbow.” “‘Let’s Spend the Night’ is one of those iconic songs,” she said. “I remember hearing about them singing it on the Ed Sullivan show, when they had to change the words.” Tsaggaris said she hadn’t heard of “She’s a Rainbow” before, and welcomes the chance to learn and perform it for the concert “It’s really an interesting, quirky song,” said Tsaggaris, adding that the tribute is “pretty cool,” because both the

artists and the audience discover something new about the Stones from hearing some of their lesser-known songs. Country rock singer Scott Kurt, who lives in Arlington, Va., said he learned about the Stones in the 1980s when MTV first took off. “They embraced it with songs like ‘Start Me Up’ and ‘Waiting on a Friend,’ which were in constant rotation when I was a kid,” he said. Kurt said he will be the lead singer in an acoustic arrangement of “Factory Girl,” and he will also be singing “Happy,” one of his favorites because Keith Richards, who wrote most of it, also sang it on the band’s “Exile on Main Street” album.

ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE n When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday n Where: The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring n Tickets: $20 standing; $25 reservations (Eight-ticket limit per household) n For information: 301-9609999; fillmoresilverspring. com; bandhousegigs.com.

“It was high-energy musicianship and effortless cool,” said Kurt about the legendary Stones. “I think it was the way they moved.” All three performers said they enjoy the chance to sing and play with other people in the tribute concerts, which are known for Newmyer’s practice of throwing two or three per-

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Guitarist David Kitchen is one of 55 performers in the BandHouse Gigs tribute to the Rolling Stones on Saturday at The Fillmore Silver Spring. formers together, giving them a little time to rehearse with each other and seeing what happens. “It’s like flash performances,” Nixon said. “You just

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In the weight room, the classroom or during position drills, Neiman Blain and Julian Granby aren’t very far from each other. It’s unavoidable. A year after both received starting time at quarterback, they’re both back and ready to take the spot. And coming off a losing season, it gives coach Adam Bahr solace knowing he has two players with experience at the most important position. “It’s comforting, although they both have a lot of work to do,” Bahr said. Blain, a rising junior, won the starting job last summer, and Bahr said he has the edge heading into training camp. But Blain’s sophomore season was cut short. After starting the season 3-3 and playing banged up most of the time, he suffered a broken leg in a Week 7 loss to Sherwood, ending his season prematurely. After a scramble toward the sideline in which he was pushed out of bounds, Neiman said he felt his leg bend the wrong way, and knew right away it was bad. “I tried to get up and took one step and couldn’t walk,” he said. “I just fell to the ground.”

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Seneca Valley High School quarterback Calvin Reighard suffered through a couple dreary days earlier this summer. Kevin Joppy, one of Montgomery County’s top returning offensive players, had just texted his plans of transferring to Quince Orchard High School to Reighard. Joppy, whose transfer was confirmed by Quince Orchard coach Dave Mencarini, is the second player in the past two years to leave Seneca Valley with eligibility remaining after an All-Gazette first team season. Linebacker Blake Dove transferred to Winston Churchill High School last year. Reighard said he sees those as isolated cases, though, and not a reflection on Seneca Valley. “It’s definitely bothersome, and definitely you worry about it,” Reighard said, “But we know that we’re happy at Seneca Valley, and it’s a great program — the greatest in Maryland — and we’re happy to be here and don’t want to leave.” By the end of Seneca Valley’s first workout after Joppy shared his decision, Reighard was reassured his team is still on a straight course. “There’s a lot of the young guys that were worried like, ‘What are we going to do now?’ and all that stuff,” Reighard said. “But the team came together and followed behind its senior leaders, and it’s gone well so far.” Reighard cited himself, Austen Herbert, Daniel Appouh, Edward Maxwell, Korey Platt and Chris Platt among the players who spoke up. The message: “We’ll be fine.” Then, they set out to prove it in the workout. “It was definitely emotional and hard without him,” Reighard said of Joppy. “And we responded well, so it was great. I feel like we benefited from the move and became more of a closer team.”

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Seneca Valley High School’s Kevin Joppy (left) told teammates he was transferring to Quince Orchard this year. It’s the second straight season the Screaming Eagles have had a star player leave to go to another school.

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When it comes to crunching, bone-jarring hits, Winston Churchill High School running backs Blake DoveandMalikHarriswon’tshyaway. “Malik, he’s a power back. He’ll run you right over,” said Dove, a rising junior. “At the same time, I’ll give you contact and I give you speed. We both

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know the position really well. We’ve played football together since we were young.” Barring ending up at the same college, this will most likely be Dove’s and Harris’s last season together, and they plan to make it memorable. With most of their offensive line returning, the two running backs expect to be one of the top rushing attacks in the area this fall. Harris, a rising senior, returns as Churchill’s top rusher after gaining 900 yards and scoring eight touch

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Winston Churchill High School running back Malik Harris rushed for 900 yards with a 6.2 yard per carry average. The rising senior returns this fall.

Most Olympic-level or professional athletes spend a lifetime perfecting one craft. That’s what Silver Spring native Sara McMann spent the better part of 15 years doing. And at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, she became the first American woman in history to earn a silver medal in Olympic wrestling. Other accomplishments in a storied freestyle wrestling career include winning gold medals at the 2003 and 2007 Pan-American games and top three finishes at the 2003, 2005 and 2007 world championships. These days, however, the now South Carolina-based McMann has immersed herself in becoming proficient in a multitude of sports simultaneously. Such is the life of a mixed martial artist. Mixed martial arts is a combat sport that uses a variety of fighting techniques, including grappling, striking and kicking. McMann is the world’s fourth-ranked Ultimate Fighting

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KEEPING IT BRIEF Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart rising junior Katie Ledecky picked a good time to break out of her 400-meter freestyle rut. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the 800-meter freestyle, Ledecky posted a personal best and American record time of 3 minutes, 59.82 seconds en route to winning a gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle Sunday on the opening day of the 2013

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Continued from Page B-1 Championship fighter. “It can be overwhelming. There are so many techniques, so many ways to use the rules for your body type. Multiply that by five [martial arts disciplines] and every place you get there are 12 possible ways you can go. It’s about finding the best pathways for you,” McMann said. “It’s hard to be proficient [in a number of disciplines]. It would be different if I grew up doing MMA, if I never did one individual sport. You can see it, if you grow up doing MMA, you’re used to

FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Ledecky finished nearly three seconds ahead of Spain’s Melanie Costa Schmid in second place. “I’m still in shock over the time. I’d been stuck at 4:04 for a while so I was due for a bit of a drop. I guess this shows what happens when you get into a race with the best. It was an honor to be in a heat with those girls,” Ledecky said. As of Monday Ledecky still had three more events to

contest: 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay. “The U.S. has such a great tradition of distance swimmers, I’m just trying to do my best to live up to that,” Ledecky said. — JENNIFER BEEKMAN

being good at three different sports.” But that challenge could also be McMann’s favorite part of this second competitive career, she said. In 2008 McMann retired from freestyle wrestling. Somewhere between the toll the grueling sport had taken on her mind and body and the USA Wrestling “office politics,” McMann had lost the love she once had for the sport. Within a year — she was pregnant with daughter Bella at the time — she realized she wasn’t done competing. JiuJitsu seemed like the logical route — it is rooted in grappling and ground fighting. But once

McMann was introduced to striking, she was hooked. Within two months of the April 2009 birth of her daughter with partner Trent Goodale, the head wrestling coach at Limestone College in South Carolina, McMann was back to elite level training. “A new start was a really exciting thing but there is also this humbling aspect. You work so hard to become such a high level athlete in a certain sport and then to start from scratch again, from the basics, it was hours and hours of endless drilling just to become proficient at the basic skills,” McMann said. Two years after entering

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Springbrook High School football player Julian Granby participates in Thursday’s off-season workouts at the Silver Spring school.

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Continued from Page B-1 Blain said he could have come back for the end of the season if it was necessary, but Bahr made the decision to shut him down, with two more years of football to look forward to. Blain said he is 100 percent healthy heading into training camp, and has been

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Continued from Page B-1 Seneca Valley coach Fred Kim reinforced his players’ message. “We treat it like if it was a senior graduating,” Kim said. “We lose players every year. We lose great players every year from

working on his arm strength and slowing the game down for him mentally. “He’s a natural quarterback,” Bahr said. “He’s really starting to get the confidence of his teammates and is taking charge in the huddle.” Blain’s injury left the door open for Granby for the final three games of the season. At 6-foot-5, 209 pounds, Granby is a towering presence in the pocket. He said

graduation or whatever other reasons. We just get the next guy in and coach him up and just go and just move on. We can’t worry too much about those things.” Kim said, as society has become more socially tolerant regarding diversity issues and since his players have been raised in that environment, it has trickled down to them

Ekwoge has committed to Western Michigan University after visiting the school this weekend, he said. The rising senior also claimed offers from Old Dominion, Miami (Ohio), Ohio and Toledo. As Good Counsel’s backup running back and a part-time receiver last season, Ekwoge ran for 496 yards and 13 touchdowns on 91 carries and caught three passes for 57 yards. Ekwoge is slated to start at running back this season. the world of mixed martial arts, McMann, competing in women’s bantamweight, is 7-0. She won her UFC debut in April by knocking out German Sheila Gaff in the first round of their bout. On Aug. 28 at the second UFC on FOX Sports1 event in Indianapolis, McMann said she will face perhaps her toughest test in former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman. McMann’s wrestling background was a good platform to build on, she said. Her athleticism and familiarity with combative competition has helped bridge the gap as she continues to become more familiar with the intricacies of mixed martial

Shaw tacks on another title at Junior Olympics A little more than two months removed from adding two more state titles to her decorated track and field career, Thomas S. Wootton High School graduate Gwen Shaw was back at it again on Sunday

in North Carolina. Shaw, a rising freshman at the University of Louisville running the summer circuit with Glenarden Track Club, helped lead the 400 relay team (45.24 seconds) to a Junior Olympic Championship, hosted by North Carolina A&T, and the 1,600 relay team to a silver medal (3 minutes, 39.32 seconds). Shaw did not run on Wootton’s 400 relay team this past season, though she did anchor the Patriots’ 1,600 relay that took second at the Maryland state meet. — TRAVIS MEWHIRTER

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arts. McMann had reached a point in her wrestling career where everything was instinctual. Things are becoming more natural in the cage but the fact that she still has a lot to learn, McMann said, is exciting. “If I get to the point where I can’t keep learning and growing and it doesn’t offer as much, then I’ll get bored. It’ll be come less exciting and I won’t want to do it,” McMann said. “[The Olympics] seems like a different life. For so long I had just been completely engrossed in the wrestling world. I’m in a different world now.”

Continued from Page B-1 downs on 144 carries (6.2 average) last year. Dove was the Bulldogs’ third-leading rusher with 265 yards and three touchdowns on 65 carries. Coach Joe Allen said they are different runners who play to each other’s strengths. Harris is all lower body, with the ability to move a pile on his own and bully opposing defenders. Dove’s strength is his straight-line speed and upper body strength. “When I have options like that, it’s certainly something we appreciate and utilize,” Allen said. “We’re going to concentrate on using those guys to the best of their abilities and do even more of that this year.” Dove said they aren’t worried about splitting carries and said it will benefit both runners at the end of the season. Both players will also start at linebacker, so the time to rest during offensive snaps will be critical. “We know how to share the ball and not be too cocky with it,” Dove said. “I think it should really help. We both get tired going both ways, so [splitting carries] is good.” Allen expects Ali Kazemipour and Alec McGee to anchor the line, and he is excited to see what rising sophomore Reiley Bartine will be able to do after missing most of last season with a concussion. “We’ll be able to pound the football and throw the football as well,” Allen said. “We strive to be balanced, but we have to take time to run the football.” Dove thinks his combining with Harris will help Churchill, which won the 4A South Division title last year, return to the playoffs. “We’re the dream team,” Dove said. “We both know what we need to do and what it takes. We know what we need to do when we need to push ourselves to the limit.”

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Springbrook High School football player Neiman Blain participates in Thursday’s off-season workouts at the Silver Spring school.

he’s worked on speeding up his throwing motion this offseason, and gaining an overall better understanding of the offense. “The job is open for both of us, but we’re more worried about getting our program to where it needs to be for this fall,” said Granby, who also is working at tight end. “Me and Neiman are just working together to get better at the position and lead our team down the right path.”

becoming more accepting of smaller issues — such as someone deciding to transfer. “The way you put it as overcoming a serious blow, I don’t think our kids look at it that way,” Kim said. “Again, the kids have just been focusing on what they need to do to succeed. It’s just kind of, ‘OK, it happened, but we’re rolling. Good luck. We

“He’s a wonderful young man, and he’s a talented player,” Good Counsel coach Bob Milloy said. — DAN FELDMAN

While both players want to be the guy under center for the opening game, both see the bigger picture and will do what the team needs them to do, whether it’s throwing the ball or contributing in other ways, they said. “Anywhere the coaches put me, I’ll take that job and do my job in that role,” Granby said. cstevens@gazette.net

still respect you. We still love you.’ It’s no big deal. We’re just going to keep on rolling.’” Kim said Maxwell, who played outside linebacker and defensive end last season, volunteered to play receiver and Korey Platt played impressively at receiver as well. They’re among eight players vying to replace Joppy, who ran for 514

yards and caught 24 passes for 316 yards for nine touchdowns last season. “He’s a great player, and we’re going to miss him,” Reighard said. But Reighard and Kim agree that replacing Joppy’s production takes a back seat. “I’m not worried about the fact that I’m losing a great foot-

ball player, because Seneca has always had great football players. They come and go, and they get replaced, and you have new ones that come step in,” Kim said. “The only thing that the Seneca Valley family is sad about with Joppy going is that we lose a great kid. We lose a great human being.” dfeldman@gazette.net

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State says it wants better, not necessarily more, officials MPSSAA working to improve high school sports officiating

hard to get people to understand that until it’s a bit too late.” Chris Sole, secretary of the Maryland Basketball Officials Association, agrees. Sole, 60, said he blocks out time to exercise several days a week so his physical fitness will not impact his calls come basketball season. “We get a lot of people who are older and think that now’s the time to start reffing,” he said. “Well that’s not the case. You still have to be able to run. “When you say officials, we have people who are wannabes,” Sole said. “Some people can go work the youth leagues, but not high school. Numbers aside, we need more officials, not just bodies.” Gray encourages officials associations to diversify age when assembling crews. For a football crew, for example, maybe the referee is a veteran, but the back judge is a bit more green. “The smartest thing you can do is blend the two,” Gray said. “What you can do is the guy that’s been out there for a long time, he’s the teaching official. It’s more than just blowing the whistle. “You put experience with youth who deserve to be there.”

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In 29 years as an NCAA Division I basketball official, Donnee Gray refereed “the big boys,” he said. The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East, Big 12, Conference USA, and the list goes on. But he cuts it off there to save time. “Anyway,” he said, “in all those years, I’ve only been interviewed once. So now, what can I tell you?” Gray took over as the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association officials coordinator last year. He can fill in the gaps on the quality of officiating around the state. He personally hand-picks officials for state tournament games. He helps delegate what referee associations manage what games in nearly every jurisdiction. Gray is the soft-spoken and evenkeeled boss whose job it is to dwell in a world built on a second level of objectivity. If game officials often are denounced, imagine what the state’s chief official must hear. “We are the gatekeepers of the game,” he said in his first interview years ago. He repeats the same sentiment now. “We are beyond reproach.”

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A numbers game Reproach is one thing that keeps potential officials away from the field or court, said Bill Harvey, CEO of the Washington Area Lacrosse Officials Association. New referees usually start their training in youth sports, which has become more highly charged and competitive. Fresh recruits sometimes shy away from the assertiveness necessary to wrangle with fired-up coaches and parents. “Most of the people who get into it find out quickly officiating is for me or is not for me,” Harvey said. WALOA has devised a feeder system to expand its 500-person membership to keep up with demand as the sport gains popularity. The group started a program to enlist high school lacrosse players to officiate youth games. Several years ago USA Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, picked up the initiative nationwide. “We feel right now for the first time, we’ve stabilized,” he said. “We groom ’em, we grow ’em and we train ’em. Consider the high school player. He’s making $40 an hour for a game. I don’t know any entry-level job who’s going to make more than $12 an hour.” State lacrosse committee director Ken Zorbach said many jurisdictions purposefully stagger their games,

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Washington District Football Officials Association (WDFOA) trainer Pat Kepp leads a session Monday for officials at Georgetown Prep. though — to avoid conflicts with recreational or youth leagues, to keep field space available, and to be sure officials are not busy. Washington District Football Officials Association Commissioner Al Ferraro said the WDFOA completely stopped taking youth league games years ago to avoid the inevitable: not having enough members to staff every game. “You’d like to get to all the games you can,” Ferraro said. “You’d have better service for the schools and the community. There’s plenty of area to grow, but not enough people.” The association’s 295 members cover varsity and junior varsity football in seven jurisdictions in Maryland, Virginia and the District. Ferraro assigns officials to regularseason games and sends recommendations to Gray to assemble crews for the playoffs. Like many assigners, he tries to find a balance between putting his best officials at every “big game” or ensuring referees avoid seeing the same team

multiple times. “If last year Rockville was playing Kennedy and Quince Orchard was playing Damascus, what would you do?” he said. There are about two “big games” each week, Ferraro said, that require the best crews, but he does his best to assure quality all around the region. “I never leave a game without what I call a ‘number 1 official.’”

Evaluating objectivity Ferraro, a man whose job it is to evaluate those who keep the peace, is blunt. “Officials are like crabs,” he said. “There’s number 1’s, number 2’s and there’s shucks.” Becoming an official means recognizing you are flawed, a thought drilled into your head during training. Learn to work as a team, lesson plans dictate. Let your crew members make the call if you don’t have a good angle. Admit your mistakes and crack down on them. Communicate with coaches and play-

Damascus falls short of Legion title n No-hitter, outstanding hitter help Post 171 earn second place at state tournament BY

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In the seventh inning of Damascus Post 171’s American Legion state tournament game against Fort Cumberland Post 13, Post 171’s catcher Colin McMahon experienced a sudden realization. After catching six strong innings from Damascus right-hander Grant Pascoe, he went out for the seventh and said it dawned on him. “Honestly, I didn’t even think about it or realize it until one out in the seventh inning,” said McMahon, a Sherwood High School graduate. “I started to think about all the innings and how the only people who reached base against [Pascoe] were on walks. Then I was like, ‘Oh no, I really hope this guy doesn’t get a hit.’” He didn’t. Nor did anyone for Fort Cumberland in the opening game of the Maryland state tournament as Our Lady of Good Counsel graduate Grant Pascoe spun a no-hit, 11-strikeout gem in a 10-0 win. The game stands as a defining memory in an overall successful tournament for Damascus (31-7) — the Montgomery County Legion champions — as Post 171 finished in second place, two wins shy of a state title. Coach Tommy Davis’ club lost both of their games in the double elimination tournament to Funkstown, 4-0 and 6-2. “The pitching was just outstanding and the whole team did what they were asked to do,” Davis said. “We hit the ball well, played very good defense and received an awful lot of compliments up here. It was a very successful week for Damascus 171

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Damascus High School’s Emory McMinn tries to make a play during a game against Gov. Thomas Johnson. McMinn was named the outstanding hitter at this weekend’s American Legion state tournament. baseball-wise as well as representing the Legion.” It’s understandable if not many people realized what Pascoe was in the process of accomplishing on Wednesday. The game started at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and didn’t end until roughly 11:30 on the next morning. And while Pascoe didn’t pitch through the sunrise, coming back to finish his no-hit bid — of which he threw two scoreless frames on Tuesday — the following morning is still quite impressive. “It was the first one I had and it came at a good time,” said Pascoe, who plans to attend the University of North CarolinaCharlotte this fall. “The team was great. There was perfect defense behind me. All my pitches were working, which felt nice. Nobody really talked to me much.” Outfielders Emory McMinn and Alex Salem had the realization that a no-hitter was possible in about the fifth inning or so, which led to Pascoe becoming a very lonely man in the dugout. At least he had the sight lines of Cumberland’s ballpark-enveloping green hills to ease his mind. That and the defense of Salem, a graduate of Damascus High School, in center field.

“Alex was a stud the entire week in center field,” Pascoe said. “He saved everybody with what he did out there. Tracking balls, going all out. Him and [shortstop] Casey Bulik were absolutely amazing.” Pascoe, who walked two batters in the game, said his curveball was particularly effective on both nights as the final out Wednesday morning came on a roller to Dan Johnson at third base. The game was shortened to seven innings because of the 10-run mercy rule and Pascoe finished with 99 pitches. “I’ve never been part of a no-hitter before,” Salem said. “That was pretty special. After the game, we were joking with him that he was a celebrity around town and calling him ‘no-hitter.’” Aside from the games against Funkstown (eventual tournament MVP Colby Johnson hit a solo homer in the sixth inning of the championship game to provide the title-winning run) Post 171’s offense was solid throughout. Damascus finished the tournament with a 3-2 record and McMinn was named the week’s Most Outstanding Hitter. ncammarota@gazette.net

ers. Embrace critiques when you are evaluated. “Punish the first foul and legislate the game,” Gray tells officials before state tournament matches. Each year, Gray and each sport’s state committee director send a posse of evaluators to observe referees in line to manage playoff games. They return with an up or down vote on the official’s readiness for the big stage with judgments based on ability, mechanics and communication. Not everyone fits the mold. Gray said in recent years fewer older, perhaps more experienced, officials are taking those spots. People with that much experience may not be in the best physical shape, he said, where younger officials, who have put in the work and are better able to deal with the physical demands of the job, deserve a shot. “You want to leave when you are perceived to be at the top of your game,” Gray said. It’s the reason he retired from officiating NCAA games. “It’s

Gray said the state of Maryland’s officials is strong, but can improve. Numbers-wise, he says, the bases are covered. Performance-wise, there remains a desire to call games fair and clean. “We’re no better than doctors or lawyers or police officers,” Gray said. “Some of us are better than others, but we’ve been pretty good.” Yes, he gets negative feedback, he said, but it’s nothing unusual. By and large, coaches and athletic directors are satisfied with performance. At each post-term meeting, he said, he’s never had a committee member scrutinize referee performance. Longtime coach and now Allegany High School principal Mike Calhoun said rules enforcement and overall officiating has improved greatly in recent years. The state’s football delegate to the National Federation of High School Sports said officials have done an excellent job regarding player safety and in moving the game along. But there still is one call that drives Calhoun up a wall. “I hate the holding call,” he said. “There’s holding that happens on every play.” But his opinion doesn’t matter anymore, he said with a sigh. “Like I used to tell my players, once you kick the football, the refs are in charge. A good official is priceless.” jbogage@gazette.net


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The Thomas S. Wootton High School girls’ swimming and diving team had to work extra hard to win its first Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championship since the mid1990s this past February. The Patriots entered the swimming portion of the competition in a 76-point hole behind then-defending champion Winston Churchill after the diving championship was held earlier in the week. The Patriots might not have so much to make up in next winter’s title defense, however. On Thursday at the Manor Woods pool, rising Wootton freshman Regan Westwood won her third straight Montgomery County Dive League all-star competition and has presented herself as a possible top 10 contender next year. The win came only one week after Westwood returned to practice following a minor right shoulder dislocation that forced her to withdraw

from the 2013 USA Diving zone championships earlier in the summer. The 36-year-old MCDL has acted as a platform for many future high school — and national — stars. Patriots coach Jacqueline Emr said she will gladly welcome any points Westwood might be able to add to the team’s diving lineup. After two consecutive wins in the girls 11-12 age division, Westwood won her girls 13-14 debut Thursday as one of the youngest in the field, a challenge she will face the entire 2013-14 high school season. But Westwood said she is eager to contribute however she can to a Wootton team poised to win its second straight Metros championship. “I’ve heard [that Wootton needed points in diving]. I heard from friends who dive in high school and I have a couple neighbors on the dive team and they were like, ‘We’re so excited for you to come, we needed a boost.’ It’s exciting to know I might be able to help. It’s nice to know you’re actually going to be able to do something for your school,” Westwood said. Her Patriot Pride puts her mother, Meg, in a bit of a predicament. A 1986 Churchill graduate

and former three-year varsity diver, the elder Westwood said she will always be a Bulldog at heart but said she can still fully support Wootton. The younger Westwood said she and her mother share in a fun rivalry at home. “I am proud of the Churchill team but I’ll be rooting for Wootton. I guess I have to,” Meg Westwood joked. Regan Westwood actually comes from a family of divers. Meg Westwood dove for Colgate (N.Y.) University and her husband, Mike, competed for Penn State. The two coached at the college level for several years at George Mason (Meg) and James Madison (Mike) universities and Mike Westwood even traveled internationally as U.S. National Team coach for several years. But the two, Meg Westwood said, decided they would not put any pressure on their children to pursue the sport that brought them together. They didn’t have to. When the Westwoods joined the Potomac Woods pool when Regan was 7, she immediately gravitated toward the springboards. Her younger brother, Quinn, has also taken to the family trade. He won the boys 9-10 age group at the Division III champi-

onship July 21 and finished seventh at all-stars in his first year out of the 8-under group. “It’s kind of funny, every dive meet I go to, someone will be like, ‘You’re Mike Westwood’s daughter, I’ve known you forever.’ But I don’t know half the people who talk to me. It’s really cool, though, to be able to carry on the family tradition,” Regan Westwood said. She does that in more ways than one. Meg Westwood said she sees a lot of herself in her daughter’s elegant dives. Training these days, which includes a lot more dry land work than it used to, Meg Westwood said, makes for better overall athletes. Regan Westwood combines incredible fundamentals and technique with a grace that cannot be taught. That foundation could take her far in her first year of high school diving and beyond. “[Regan] is a very elegant diver and a very confident diver. I think that is her strength. I see her developing real good fundamentals that I think will give her longevity in the sport. It’s very exciting to see,” Meg Westwood said. jbeekman@gazette.net

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Potomac Woods diver Regan Westwood competes in an allstar diving meet Thursday at Manor Woods Swim Club in Rockville.

D.C.’s pro tennis team honors Olney brothers for a history of success Pro tennis team honors pair at county tennis foundation event BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER

Olney residents Brian and Mark Salewski are the Bryan Brothers — the winningest doubles pair in men’s professional tennis history — of Maryland Special Olympics tennis. “We’ve been calling them that for years. They’re similar to the Bryans. They’re not quite identical. One is slightly taller than the other. One (Mark) is lefthanded,” said Greg Overkamp, who works with the Montgomery County Tennis and Education Foundation and coaches the county’s Special Olympics tennis contingent. In June, the 22-year-old Salewski brothers joined forces

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Maryland 2013 Summer Special Olympic Games gold medalists Brian (left) and Mark (middle) Salewski meet International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Martina Hingis before a July 24 Washington Kastles match after being honored by the Montgomery County Tennis and Education Foundation. to defeat teams from counties across the state to win their seventh straight Summer Games gold medal at the Maryland 2013 Summer Special Olympic Games, held at Towson University.

with families in need that should not be overlooked, MCTEF President Paul Sommers said. “Montgomery County has a million people and it’s very diverse in every sense of the word,” Sommers said. “People are mistaken if they think people are not in need. And if they’re not in need, they might not have access to recreation programs. We like to think we are teaching a lot of skills besides tennis; these are skills that these kids can incorporate into their life like diet and nutrition, ways to have a healthy lifestyle.” An extension of the Montgomery County Tennis Association, the MCTEF is a nonprofit organization created in 2006 and aimed at “providing healthy and educational opportunities to underserved Montgomery County youth using tennis as the vehicle to teach sportsmanship, self-discipline and a strong work ethic,”

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according to its website. One hundred six items, which included everything from a Wimbledon program signed by the world’s No. 1-ranked men’s professional tennis player, Novak Djokovic, to spa treatments, with a value of $22,000 were up for bid at last Wednesday’s auction. The proceeds — an estimated $10,000 — will benefit the MCTEF programs. In addition to the Special Olympics program, the MCTEF runs free after-school classes at four middle school sites throughout the county in the fall and spring. For the sixth summer, the MCTEF sent a group of at-risk middle school-age student-athletes to the weeklong UVA Tennis and Education camp in Charlottesville, Va., where tennis instruction is coupled with a business leadership course. This year the MCTEF provided 12 children with scholarships to the camp.

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Their performance earned them the opportunity to compete at the National Special Olympics Games, scheduled for June 14 at Princeton University in New Jersey. The Salewski brothers were

selected to play both singles and doubles there, Overkamp said. The brothers were honored for their remarkable accomplishments at a ceremony held before the Washington Kastles’ July 24 World Team Tennis home match. On Sunday the Kastles, led by International Tennis Hall of Fame member Martina Hingis, whom the Salewski brothers got to meet last Wednesday, won their third consecutive World Team Tennis title. The twin brothers from Olney received their awards in front of the sizeable crowd in attendance at the Montgomery County Tennis and Education Foundation’s pre-match Party with the Pros fundraising silent auction. Though Montgomery County as a whole ranks in the nation’s top 10 wealthiest counties, according to 2011 Census Bureau data released in 2012, there are many pockets within the region

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Dig In Baseball falls a win short Watkins Mill-based team hands Baltimore only its second loss of summer

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As the Baltimore Chop organized themselves into two lines for a postgame photo shoot — its 2013 Maryland Collegiate Baseball League trophy front and center — Queen’s iconic musical hit, “We Are the Champions,” came through the speakers at Joe Cannon Stadium. On the opposite side of the field, Dig In Baseball’s players jogged toward the left-field corner of the field for the final time this season. And, as they congregated in a circle, a few of them mockingly raised their arms in celebration and held their index fingers skyward. Even in defeat, the team

knew how to have fun. Dig In Baseball pushed the MCBL’s elite club to the brink of elimination Friday night, winning the first game of what wound up being a doubleheader for the league championship in the double elimination tournament before ultimately losing to the Chop. Our Lady of Good Counsel High School graduate Cory Callahan pitched a gem in the opening game of the night as Dig In handed the Chop just its second loss of the season with a 3-0 victory. Baltimore then won the title with a 13-1 performance in seven innings as Dig In (20-17) simply ran out of pitchers. “We had to fight just to get into the playoffs and we really battled our tails off once we got in,” Dig In manager Patrick Duffy said. “We had a lot of things go our way late in the first game and we needed things to be perfect in [the second game]. We were

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Jarell Broxton, coming off a lost season due to academic ineligibility, was eager to make an impression during the Quince Orchard High School football team’s preseason practices his junior year. But that plan got off on the wrong foot when defensive coordinator John Kelley repeatedly called him “Braxton.” “Braxton” this, Braxton” that. Over and over again. Eventually, the reserved Broxton, who’d hoped to let his play do the talking, had enough. “For the first time ever, I heard him speak up,” Quince Orchard coach Dave Mencarini said. “And he said, ‘My name ain’t Braxton. It’s Broxton!’” Establishing himself at his latest stop, Lackawanna College, has come much easier for Broxton. Despite never playing a game on the offensive line in his life, Broxton committed to Baylor University as an offensive guard. The 6-foot-5, 328-pound Broxton — who earned the nickname “Bunyan,” as in Paul Bunyan — played defensive line at Quince Orchard. At Lackawanna, he spent one season on the defensive line and missed another with injury. He was so impressive as an offensive lineman during spring practice in preparation for his upcoming third season with Lackawanna, Broxton earned scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Arizona State, UCLA, Syra-

cuse and Florida Atlantic. Finally, he could take the lowkey approach he wanted to use as a junior at Quince Orchard. “He’s always the first one to practice, and he works really, really hard, and he doesn’t say anything,” said Lackawanna coach M a r k Duda, who also works with the team’s offensive linemen. “… You know the kid is going to do exLACKAWANNA COLLEGE actly what you ask to Broxton the best of his ability every day. And that is all anybody could ask for, and that’s what’s going to make him kind of special compared to a lot of people that are out there.” It’s a marked change from when Broxton became academically ineligible at Quince Orchard, leaving junior college his only route. “I’m surprised and proud of the fact he made it through junior college,” Mencaraini said. “Because it is not easy. … There are so many reasons why he could have given up. But he didn’t do that, and that’s a testament to his character.” Duda, whose bio boasts of producing 200 Division I scholarship players in his 20-year tenure, called Broxton one the top five recruits he’s coached. “The kid is the genuine article,” Duda said. “… It’s been a pleasure to have him. I know I’m only going to have him 16 more weeks, but I’ll enjoy every day I have him.”

gassed. Everybody was tired and sore.” Beating the Chop was a tall order regardless of the situation. The odds likely were better that the team’s newly-adopted mascot — Esteban, a stuffed bear — would come in to pitch relief. Entering the matchup against Callahan, the Chop played 34 games this summer and lost once. So when the right-hander held Baltimore (34-2) scoreless through 6 2/3 strong innings and left the ball in the hands of dominant reliever Gus Gill to preserve the shutout, the occasion was rather momentous. The first game included a key sixth-inning hit by right fielder Andrew Hutson as well as a remarkable diving catch in the bottom of the eighth inning to rob Nick Marinelli of a hit. Hutson sprinted forward and somehow contorted his wrist in such a way

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Dig In’s Patrick Kemper carries the team’s mascot “The Bear” to the dugout during the 2013 Maryland Collegiate Baseball League Championship game.

Summer heat melts hockey activity Individual high school players must train on their own when school’s out

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While it seems like there’s a summer program for most sports, area ice hockey players are largely left to their own devices during the school break. Football teams have weight lifting programs and passing leagues. Summer basketball seems never ending. And legion baseball continues to thrive. There are no such leagues for high school ice hockey players. That hasn’t kept Reid Bibb off the ice. The forward, who goes to Gaithersburg High School and plays for the Damascus co-op, said he spent his summer working with a personal trainer and traveling to Ashburn Ice House once a week for skating lessons. “I’ve been working on my explosiveness,” Bibb said. “Just in general, trying to get stronger and faster.” While Bibb plays for the Damascus team, his priority is playing for the Frederick Freeze, an Empire Junior Hockey League team that plays a much more competitive schedule than the co-op can offer. His connection to the Freeze sent him to Johnstown (Pa.) last week for a tryout with the Johnstown Tomahawks, part of the North American Hockey League. Bibb, 17, said he was one of the youngest players on the ice, with most players in their early 20s. Bibb plans to play ice hockey in college, so he can’t afford to take the sum-

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that he kept the ball from hitting the ground. “This was the most fun I’ve ever had playing on a summer team before,” Hutson said. “We had a ton of guys on this team who were always loose and trying to have fun. With summer ball, when the whole goal is to get your work in and have fun, I feel like we won every time.” By blanking the Chop in Friday’s first game and following their shutout win against Frederick on Thursday, Dig In pitchers ran their scoreless innings streak to 19 before Gill surrendered a run in the second inning of the second game. Despite being one of the better pitchers on Dig In’s staff this season, Gill was lifted with no outs in the third inning of the second game and the Chop methodically added to its lead from there.

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mer off. While he said many hockey players still work on their swing during the offseason, he said it’s usually their golf swing. “It’s not all hockey. It’s taking some time off to enjoy the summer, but you have to keep up with it,” he said.

“You can’t just take off two or three months and do nothing. You can lose a lot if you’re not working out and focusing on hockey.” Reigning state champion Winston Churchill High School coach Ray McKenzie said the majority of his players take the summer off. He said his players will get on the ice, but without any consistency. The biggest hurdle is that Maryland Student Hockey League rules do not allow for organized team activities during the summer, McKenzie said. In order for ice hockey players to hold a workout, it must be open to players from all teams. McKenzie said he has hosted some camps at Rockville Ice Arena, some that included his players, but he said the majority of summer hockey players are from younger age groups. “Tenth-, 11th- and 12th-graders, they do much less over the summer,” McKenzie said. “I’m not sure why, but a lot of seventh-graders who are coming to Churchill in a couple years, they do hockey camps and stay busy, but not as much from 10th- and 11th-graders.” McKenzie said that the serious players, such as Churchill rising sophomore Ian Kwant, will find leagues to play in and ways to stay involved during the summer. “The big time travel guys do stuff, they probably play a lot over the summer,” McKenzie said. “But most guys don’t do a lot over the summer. The average hockey player takes the summer off, for the most part.” cstevens@gazette.net


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Montgomery Blair High School graduate Jack Foster plans to swim for Columbia University this fall, but return next summer to swim for Glenwood in the Montgomery County Swim League.

Jack Foster is trying this week to break a record that he can’t possibly break. After swimming the 200-meter individual medley in 2:09.80 at the Coaches Long Course meet in the Montgomery County Swim League — narrowly missing the 27-year-old MCSL record of 2:09.17 that was set by a future Olympic gold medal winner, Mike Barrowman — Foster is again hoping to best Barrowman’s time at the National Club Swimming Association Summer Championships. Of course, if Foster beats the time it won’t stand as the MCSL record, because this week’s event

is not part of the now-completed MCSL schedule. Foster said he’s more concerned with the time, especially given Barrowman’s stature in the sport, than whether he officially sets the MCSL record. When he began swimming, Foster frequently lost to opponents who had been swimming year-round longer, and that experience still influences his approach. “In my swimming career, I’ve always been chasing the leader,” Foster said. “I feel like I’ve always been more concerned with my times and keeping on improving than I have with actual placement.” In the years since, Foster, a 2013 Montgomery Blair High School graduate who plans to swim for Columbia University this fall, has won more and more. Jeremy Butler, who coaches Foster at Glenwood in the MCSL, said Foster’s times last year were similar to the coach’s peak times.

“I remember watching him swim, thinking, ‘Wow I can’t believe that I ever was that fast,’” Butler said. “This summer, it’s not even close. His times are crushing my old times. I watch him just in awe.” In fact, Foster has broken many Glenwood records that were held by Butler. “It’s sort of a cliché thing to say when someone breaks your records, you say, ‘I’m happy for them. I wouldn’t want it to be anyone else,’” Butler said. “But I really do mean that. Jack is just a really good person, and he’s worked so hard for it, that it really didn’t bother me when he broke those records.” Butler said Foster goes above and beyond with the swim club, arriving early to set up for meets and helping teach younger swimmers during the week. “He’s like a superhero to them,” Butler said. Because Foster is still just 17,

he’ll be eligible to compete in the MCSL next summer, and he intends to return from New York to swim for Glenwood once again. “I definitely do want to come back, because Glenwood has been really a big family to me, and I’ve just grown up with those people, the friends,” Foster said. “I really can’t imagine a summer without them.��� So, yes, Foster is more concerned with besting Barrowman’s time this week, even though that wouldn’t make him the MCSL record holder. But don’t twist Foster’s priorities. “It doesn’t mean I don’t want to come back next year and get the record,” Foster said. Said Butler: “I’ve kind of learned in the past two years to not really count him out if he says that he’s going to do something. He tends to come through.” dfeldman@gazette.net

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It didn’t take long for Jack Conger to get back into the pool at the Rockville Municipal Swim Center after Sunday’s Montgomery County Swim League All-Star Meet. After finishing off his final MCSL season by breaking his own league record in the 50-meter butterfly (23.94 seconds), the University of Texasbound swimmer posed for a few pictures with some young fans before getting right back into the water. “It’s bittersweet, you know, this is where it all started for me,” Conger said. “It is sad that this is done for me, but I’m also off to other things in my life now — starting off college on both

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Flower Valley’s Jack Conger won the 50-meter butterfly Sunday at the Montgomery County Swim League All-Star Meet in Rockville. The Our Lady of Good Counsel High School graduate plans to swim for the University of Texas and was swimming in his final MCSL event. an academic and athletic standpoint. So it’s tough on one side, but on the other it’s nice.”

Conger, who swims for Flower Valley, also took first in the 100-meter backstroke in 54.45 seconds. A slip at

the start cost him a chance at lowering his league record of 53.48 seconds. “The backstroke was a little annoying, just because I slipped on my start and just kind of fell in the water,” Conger said. “So it was kind of over from the start.” Other notable finishes in the 15-18 boys group included a pair of victories for Old Georgetown’s Carsten Vissering in the 100-meter individual medley (58.04) and 100-meter breaststroke (1:01.41), and Grant Goddard took the 100-meter freestyle in 51.42 seconds for Palisades. For the 15-18 girls, Catherine Mulquin set league records in both the 100-meter backstroke (1:01.80) and the 50-meter butterfly (28.53), while Mulquin’s Mill Creek Towne teammate, Caroline Clark, won the 100-meter individual medley in 1:06.00. Caroline McTaggart also bested a league record with her 57.12 second finish in the 100-meter freestyle, and Jessica Chen took first in the

100-breaststroke for host RMSC in 1:13.28. Winners for the 13-14 girls included Maddy Zurchin who won both the 100-meter individual medley (1:08.29) and 50-meter butterfly (29.25) for Lakelands, Audrey Richter won the 50-meter freestyle for Norbeck Hills in 27.73, Emily Wang took first in the 50-meter backstroke for Upper County in 31.09, and Ashley Piepol claimed the 50-meter breaststroke event for Tilden Woods in 35.77. Brandon Cu (Upper County) won a pair of events in the 13-14 boys age group, taking first in the 50-meter freestyle (25.55) and the 100-meter individual medley (1:02.59). riffin Alaniz (Connecticut Belair) also claimed two events: the 50-meter backstroke (28.26) and the 50-meter butterfly (27.05). Lake Marion’s Kenneth Afolabi-Brown won the 50-meter breaststroke.

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It was a freak accident. Germantown resident Hilary Moore Hebert, 32, was dismounting during an equestrian competition in mid-May — she was going for the final score needed to achieve her U.S. Dressage Federation Silver Medal — when her horse, Limelight, took a step at the worst possible time. Already out of the saddle, Moore Hebert fell backwards about seven feet to the ground and landed directly on her lower back. She said her mind went to the worst possible scenario. “[Being paralyzed] was the first thing that went through my mind. The pain was so bad when I fell and it was all in the hip area, I could not feel part of my right leg. I wasn’t sure I would be able to walk again,” Moore Hebert said. Moore Hebert suffered a

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bruised L2 vertebra — located near the lower curvature of the spine, according to Healthline. com. Injuries to that area can cause nerve damage, loss of feeling in the lower extremities and difficulty moving or walking. The nerve damage was only temporary. On July 6, after a six-week hiatus, Moore Hebert earned that silver medal with her performance at the Potomac Valley Dressage Association Summer Showdown and Adult Team Championships at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center. Riders earn this prestigious award by achieving required scores in two tests at the Fourth level and two tests at the Prix St. Georges level. The latter is the first level of international competition and is one of the tests ridden at the Pan-American Games. It took Moore Hebert one year to do what some people spend their lives working toward but never achieve, said Janna Dyer, a USDF Gold Medalist (Olympic level) and Moore Hebert’s trainer at her Dark Horse Dressage facility in Rocky Ridge. Her remarkably quick rise is a tes-

tament to her commitment, work ethic and willingness to immediately incorporate any instructions given to her, Dyer said. Overall, Moore Hebert has been competing for 13 years. Overcoming the final obstacle for the silver medal was even more impressive given Moore Hebert’s injury, Dyer said. “[When something like that happens] you have to decide if you’re ever going to [ride or compete] again and if you are, you have to not think about it and control your nerves. You cannot convey your nervousness to the horse because if [Moore Hebert] is nervous, the horse is going to think, ‘Oh, what’s wrong?’ Body language is all a horse can actually read so you have to get on and separate your mind from your body,” Dyer said. Moore Hebert said she was in fact more nervous before that first ride back in competition than anything she’s done before. But her relationship with Limelight, any rider’s connection with her horse, is integral to her success. They must trust in each other, Moore Hebert said.


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Fresh food and sound science are on the menu for a growing number of Montgomery County Public Schools. Thirty-five county schools have gardens, according to a survey released Thursday by Montgomery Victory Gardens, a local food education and advocacy project. “There are just so many reasons for kids of all ages to get involved in gardening,” said Elizabeth Levien, who teaches honors chemistry and horticulture at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. “Really little kids can work on observation. Older ones can learn to ask questions. ... Gardening is a way to take control of their health. They learn where their food comes from.” Levien — who with Chris Brown, horticulture and Advanced Placement environmental science teacher, supervises the greenhouse and the outside garden at Blair — said the educational opportunities are endless. “Montgomery County requires students to take three sciences to graduate and horticulture is historically easy to pass, so a lot of the [less serious] students sign up,” she said. “It’s so exciting seeing kids [who are] turned off by science get excited about it.” Gordon Clark, project director of Montgomery Victory Gardens, said the school system officially has allowed school gardens for about two years. Schools spokesman Dana Tofig confirmed in an email that there was a policy change within the last two years. He noted that there is now a section about school gardens on the school system’s website. Clark said one reason for publishing the survey is to encourage more schools to begin gardens and to let them know of resources to help them get started. “We wanted to see what [schools] were doing and to make sure they know that gardens are allowed,” he said. Karla Kratovil, PTA vice president and main generator of the garden at Flower Hill Elementary School in Gaithersburg, said she was at a Montgomery County Council of PTAs meeting about two years ago where it was announced that gardens are allowed. The 35 schools with gardens, out of 202 in the school system, include elementary, middle and high schools from across the county: Silver Spring to Damascus, Poolesville to Burtonsville.

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Evelyn Kratovil, 8, of Gaithersburg checks the tomatoes growing in the vegetable garden at Flower Hill Elementary School on Monday.

Some gardens are just a few raised beds on school grounds. Others fill courtyards or begin in greenhouses before moving outside. The gardens at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring are part of a science curriculum that horticulture teacher Jill Couts is developing with teachers from Clarksburg, Damascus and Springbrook high schools. The 2013-14 school year will be the program’s second year. “This is a three-year program of study leading to becoming a certified professional horticulturist,” Couts said. “I have a 300-square-foot greenhouse, so we do a lot of edible plant production. The kids love to grow plants and they love to grow plants they can eat.” The growing interest is not just for students planning on a career in horticulture, she said. About 30 students who are not in the certification program come to the greenhouse to work each week, she said. She sees working with plants as a stress reducer for students and a place where they can learn a life skill. “Even though they probably will not go into horticulture or landscaping, it is something they will do for the rest of their lives,” she said. Even though a minority of schools have gardens now, Clark is excited by the survey results and would like to work with PTA committees to create a garden support network. “This is the best way to teach environmental stewardship,” Clark said. The survey is available by emailing info@ montgomeryvictorygardens.org. pmcewan@gazette.net

A new primary date has led many Maryland gubernatorial campaigns to start their politicking unseasonably early, but some prime contenders have opted for a delayed start to the race. For the 2014 election, Maryland’s primary will be held on June 24 rather than in September, forcing candidates who otherwise might have waited until the fall to declare their intentions earlier. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Del. Heather Mizeur (Dist. 20) of Takoma Park already have declared their intentions to seek the Democratic nomination for governor. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has said he plans to run but won’t formally begin campaigning until the fall. On the GOP side, Harford County Executive David Craig and Anne Arundel County Del. Ronald George (Dist. 30) of Arnold each have declared their candidacy. Charles Lollar, a Charles County Republican, said this week he planned to launch a gubernatorial campaign in September. Lollar said the delay was to make sure he, his wife and four daughters were all on the same page about his decision. The change in the primary schedule makes it harder for campaigns to plan because they have no data on what works best, said Sen. Joseph Getty (R-Dist. 5) of Manchester, who was political director for Robert Ehrlich’s successful 2002 gubernatorial campaign. Announcing in May or June 2013 with a September 2014 primary would have seemed early, but with the new calendar, candidates who declare early are on a typical schedule of announcing a year ahead of the primary, Getty said. Moving the primary makes it

POLICE BLOTTER 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.

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Aggravated assault • On July 14 at 9:36 p.m. in the 5900 block of Halpine Road, Rockville. The subject is known to the victim.

Commercial burglary • On July 10 at 8:21 p.m. in the 100 block of Hungerford Drive, Rockville. Attempted forced entry, took nothing. • On July 10 or 11 in the 100 block of Hungerford Drive, Rockville. Forced entry, unknown what was taken. • On July 12 at 3:30 a.m. at Cold Spring Elementary School, 9210 Falls Chapel Way, Potomac. Forced entry with vandalism.

Vehicle larceny • Three incidents in Rockville between July 8 and 16. Took a GPS unit and a laptop. Affected streets include Mary Cassatt Drive, Lambertina Place and Charlen Lane. • On Monroe Street, Rockville, between 11:20 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Unlocked door, took wallet. • Two incidents in the area of Linthicum Street and Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, on July 10 or 11. Took a Bluetooth device, a wallet and a jacket. • 9600 block of Reach Road, Potomac, on July 12 or 13. Entered an unlocked car, took an iPod cable and gear shift knob. • 11800 block of Trailridge Road, Potomac, on July 12 or 13. Took a USB charger and gift card.

Auto theft • On July 12 or 13 in the 11700 block of Trailridge Drive, Potomac. No forced entry.

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Larceny • 1400 block of Rockville Pike

between 12:30 and 1 a.m. July 14. An unknown subject removed a cell phone while at a restaurant. • Unit block of Maryland Avenue between 8:50 and 9:05 p.m. July 20. An unknown subject removed an unattended purse, which had been inadvertently left behind. • 1600 block of Rockville Pike at 4:20 p.m. July 21. An unknown subject removed a pair of headphones and fled the store without paying for the item.

Residential burglary • 1100 block of Edmonston Drive between noon and 6:43 p.m. July 16. An unknown subject gained access by breaking out a window on a side door to a residence but took nothing. • 400 block of Anderson Avenue between 11 a.m. July 6 and 6 p.m. July 11. An unknown subject removed jewelry at a residence.

Vehicle larceny • 600 block of Dover Road between 1 p.m. July 15 and 9:45 a.m. July 18. An unknown subject removed a catalytic converter from a vehicle.

Residential burglary • 400 block of MacArthur Drive, Rockville, between 5 a.m. and 6:19 p.m. July 9. No forced entry, took property. • 13200 block of Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. July 11. Forced entry, took property. • 500 block of Bradford Road, Rockville, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. July 11. Attempted entry, took nothing. • 12000 block of Trailridge Drive, Potomac, on July 12 or 13. No forced entry, took property. • 1100 block of Edmonston Drive, Rockville, at 6:43 p.m. July 16. Forced entry, unknown what was taken.

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even more important for candidates who want to be successful statewide to get out among the voters and begin getting feedback, Mizeur said. With the new primary date, campaigns lose the entire summer of 2014, making a head start in developing a statewide operation even more important, said Justin Schall, campaign manager for Brown’s campaign. “There’s a huge difference between being in late June and at the end of September,” Schall said. The Craig campaign wanted to take advantage of the summer months to go to events and start working toward the primary, said campaign manager Paul Ellington. The campaign also announced Craig’s running mate, Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio (R-Dist. 37B) of Newcomb, early so she’ll be able to serve an active role in the campaign, Ellington said. Announcing your intentions early doesn’t come without its potential pitfalls. A campaign always wants to get its message to the widest audience, and the public is distracted in the summer, Getty said. August is slow in politics and retail, said George, who owns jewelry stores in Annapolis and Severna Park. The summer is a chance to exchange ideas with voters and develop a campaign built around issues, said Doug Thornell, a Gansler campaign spokesman. The attorney general believes campaigns are long enough, Thornell said. Gansler preferred to use the summer to talk to voters before beginning more traditional campaign events once people start to engage more after Labor Day, he said. By announcing a campaign in the sluggish summer months, a candidate runs the risk of losing the momentum of any media attention the announcement may have brought the campaign, Getty said. According to Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s

Center for Politics, the attention generated from a campaign kickoff event can be fleeting. “The announcement itself is usually just a media event, a set piece full of symbolism designed to put the candidate in the best possible light,” Sabato wrote. “It’s mainly used for TV ads, after the initial burst of positive free publicity that fades quickly.” If there’s doubt about whether a candidate is running, declaring early can help with fundraising, said Robert L. Flanagan, who spent 16 years as a Republican member of the House of Delegates from Howard County before serving as Ehrlich’s secretary of transportation. Brown announced his campaign in June and picked Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate. That has allowed the campaign to get Ulman involved with fundraising in a way that wouldn’t have been possible without an announcement, Flanagan said. For Brown, announcing when he did makes sense, Flanagan said. Gansler made headlines in the spring with a $5 million campaign war chest, and Flanagan said he may be better served to not begin campaigning until people start paying attention in the fall. “So for Gansler, I think waiting makes sense,” he said. As the campaign picks up, when the candidates’ campaigns began will be overtaken by the race for fundraising dollars. According to the University of Maryland’s Center for American Politics and Citizenship, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) spent nearly $14 million on his 2010 re-election campaign, while Republican challenger Ehrlich spent more than $8 million on the race. “I don’t think it matters enormously when you announce your candidacy,” Sabato wrote. “What matters is when you start fundraising. It takes a fortune to run a campaign for governor, and you can’t start gathering cash soon enough.”


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Krueger, Dubin

Gallo, Sellman Conrad Sellman Jr. and Jasmine Gallo were united in holy matrimony on June 23, 2013, at Brookeville Inn in Olney. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Gallo of Olney and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Sellman Sr. of Gaithersburg.

Gordon and Candice Krueger of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Clancy Krueger, to Seth Andrew Dubin, son of Dr. Gerry and Lori Dubin of Gaithersburg. The bride-to-be graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication. She is an account executive for 160over90, a branding agency in Philadelphia. The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Winston Churchill High School. He also graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and graduated in 2012 from Barry University with a master’s degree in biomedical science. In the fall of 2013, he will continue his studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. The couple is proud to announce their new addition, English bulldog Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez. Seth and Chelsea will follow Benny down the aisle on July 19, 2014, in Philadelphia.

July 31 to Sept. 11 at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Quit smoking permanently. By focusing on the desire to smoke, learn to control urges and become a comfortable and confident nonsmoker. The Montgomery County Cancer Crusade, through the Tobacco Restitution Act, has provided the materials for the class, including Kicking Your Stress Habits workbook and a Smoking Cessation Meditation DVD. $105. www.suburbanhospital.org.

FRIDAY, AUG. 2 Weight Loss Dietitian Class, 9-10:30 a.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Anyone looking to have the lapband surgery must attend six nutritional classes (one per month) prior to surgery date. $25 per class, $140 if registering for all six classes. 301-774-8881, www. montgomerygeneral.org.

ONGOING New Mothers Postpartum Support Group, 10-11:30 a.m.

Mondays at MedStar Mont-

gomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. For new mothers feeling stressed and alone, sad, anxious, angry or irritable now that a baby has joined the family. Group led by two therapists who specialize in the postpartum period. Babies welcome. Free; Registration required. 301-774-8881, www. montgomerygeneral.org. Senior Fit, meets from 9-9:45 a.m. once a week at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Free 45-minute exercise program designed for seniors age 55 and older focuses on increasing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance. Classes are ongoing and a physician’s consent form is required to participate. Free for people over the age of 55. 301-774-8881, www.montgomerygeneral.org. A Diabetes Support Group, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. A social network that provides peer support for people living with diabetes via open discussions and speakers on various diabetes topics. Call Maria Chamberlain, diabetes nurse educator, at 301-896-3056 with questions. www.suburbanhospital.org.

RELIGION CALENDAR ONGOING Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church

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

Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old

Rosbash, Halls

Nguyen, Hasan Peter and Hoa Nguyen of Burtonsville announce the marriage of their daughter, Mai Nguyen, to Salmaan Hasan. Family and friends celebrated the marriage on June 2, 2013, in Philadelphia. The bride attended Cresthaven Elementary School, Francis Scott Key Middle School and Springbrook High School in Silver Spring. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. The groom is from New Jersey. The couple resides in California.

Liz Anthony of Potomac and Andrew Halls of Avon, Colo., announce the engagement of their son, Alex Halls, to Tanya Rosbash, daughter of Nadja Abovich and Michael Rosbash of Newton, Mass. The prospective groom is a graduate of Winston Churchill High School and recently graduated from Northeastern University Law School. The bride-to-be graduated from Newton South High School and currently is a principal with Education Growth Advisors. Both earned bachelor’s degrees from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The wedding ceremony will take place in August 2013 in Salem, Mass.

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.

Providence 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’s Sunday school at 11 a.m. For more information,

call 301-253-1768. Visit www. kemptownumc.org. Trinity Lutheran Church, 11200 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, conducts services every Sunday, with child care from 8 a.m. to noon and fellowship and a coffee hour following each service. 301-881-7275. For a schedule of events, visit www.TrinityELCA.org. Chancel choir auditions and rehearsals, 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays at Liberty Grove Methodist Church, 15225 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Call 301-421-9166 or visit www.libertygrovechurch.org. “Healing for the Nations,” 7 p.m. every first and third Saturday of the month at South Lake Elementary School, 18201 Contour Road, Gaithersburg. Sponsored by King of the Nations Christian Fellowship, the outreach church service is open to all who are looking for hope in this uncertain world. Prayer for healing available. Translation into Spanish and French. Call 301-251-3719. Visit www.kncf.org.

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BOWIE 2 bedroom luxury condo for rent. in gated community. Near 202 and Lottsford Road. Convenient to shopping ( Wegmans, Costco and Boulevard at the Capital Center. Two large bathrooms, fireplace, reserved parking, washer/dryer, large closets. Private community club house with pool. Must be at BETHESDA: Spring least 55 or over to live Lake. 2BR/1BA, newly in community. Call updated kit & BA 443-858-1335 NP/NS $1600/mo Avail Immediately Call GAITHERSBURG/ 240-357-0122 LILAC GARDEN 1 Bedroom, $1025 + BOYDS/NR Rt # 118 utils. Available immed. bsmt Apt in SFH 301-717-7425 - Joe

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Multi-family, Sunday 08/04, 9-3, tools, sports equip. art, books, toys, furn, designer clothes & more! 102 Tulip Avenue

Outdoor Flea Market August 24 & 25th 8-4pm Vendors Wanted Montgomery County Fairgrounds 16 Chestnut St. 301-649-1915 Johnsonshows.com

YARD SALE WITH LOTS OF FURNITURE & MORE! Sat., Aug. 3,

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NOTICE Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) are proposing to modify and collocate an existing wireless communication antennae on the rooftop of building at the approx. vicinity of 1010 Rockville Pike, Twinbrook, MD 20850. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30-days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Michael Going, m.going@trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd. Ste. 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-9976111. (8-2-13)

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Licensed Drivers With Voice Control System Needed For Research Study Westat is seeking participants for a federally-funded research study on drivers’ experiences using voice control systems. To be eligible for the study, you must have a voice control system in the car you drive most often. The study involves talking to a researcher about your experiences with your voice control system and driving on local roads and I-270 in your own car. The study will take about 1.5 hours. If you are interested in this study, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/voicecontrolstudy or call at 1-888-747-9523 for more details. Participants will receive $100 as a thank you for their time. What is a voice control system? By "voice control" we mean that as a driver, you can perform certain tasks like reading a text message and placing a phone call - using the sound of your voice. For example, you can make a call to your friend Meghan by saying, "Call Meghan." You may also be able to hear your favorite phone apps through your car’s sound system and control them with your voice (e.g., Pandora, Bing, MLB.com, or USA TODAY). Your voice control system may also allow you to turn on the air conditioning or tune the radio to your favorite radio station.

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SURVEY RESEARCHER

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Busy small animal hospital looking for a motivated individual. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Some heavy lifting required. Please email resume with phone contact attn Beth at office@potomacaniamalhospita.com

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica TRNG......................7,470

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD...................2,950 #KP83311A, Great buy!, PW/PL, CD CHGHR, Alloys, “HANDYMAN”

2002 Ford Taurus SES................................2,990 #KP72468,NICE!,LTHR/PWR Seat,PW/PLC,Alloys,”HANDYMAN”

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser LTD.....................4,850

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

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

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2004 Volvo SC90.........................................8,835

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2003 Toyota Matrix XR WGN .......................8,988

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2008 GMC Savana Cargo Van...........12,470

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2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS................12,488

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2004 Lincoln Navigator............................ #KP21761A,4WD,BEAUTY!,Nav,MNRF,DVD,LTHR,RNG BDS

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

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2006 Buick Lucerne CXS..........................10,945

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2004 Dodge Dakota Quad CAB SLT...........10,945

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10,970

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara......................... #KP95439A, 4WD, LUXURY, PRISTINE, 69K! AT, LTHR, MNRF

2006 Toyota Camry LE..............................10,988

#KP07509, PAMPERED 85K!!, PSEAT, PW/PCL, CASS/CD, ABS

13,488

2011 Chevy Impala LT......................14,988

#KN88726, MNRF, LTHR/PWER SEATS, CD, ALLOYS

2008 Ford Escape Limited...............14,988 #KP30166, 4WD V6 Nice! MNRF, LTHR, PSEAT, Stability, P/ Opts, CD Chgr

MORE VEHICLES continued

MORE VEHICLES continued

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

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT.......16,988

#KP32745, V6, MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR, NICE!!

#KN96774, PWR DRS, PW/PLC, CD, GREAT VALUE!

2012 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS.........15,988

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

#KX00199, SHOWROOM CONDITION, MNRF, FOSTGATE CD, SPLR

#KN46874, SHARP!, PSEAT, PW/PLC, STABILITY, ALLOYS

2008 Suzuki XL-7 Limited.................15,988

2008 Honda Pilot EX-L.....................19,988 #QP18730, LTHR,MNRF,STABILITY,P/OPTIONS

#KP24618, AWD, GORGEOUS! CHROME WHLS, NAV, MNRF, BACKUP CAM

2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8V6............24,988

2004 Infinity QX56...........................16,970

#AR75862, LOTS OF TOYS, LTHR/PWR/HD SEATS, CD CHGR, FAC WARR!

#KP36196A, 4WD, NAV, MNRF, DVD, LTHR, SHARP! DON’T MISS!


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