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The 25 public high schools in Montgomery County with varsity sports teams governed by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association are tied with Baltimore City for the most MPSSAA-sanctioned programs in one school system. Next is neighboring Prince George’s C o u n t y , Each school gets with 22 high schools that participate in Montgomery in varsityfor athletics. level sports. B u t Each school gets even with m o r e schools, and a bigger in Prince George’s for athletics. selection of varsity sports provided to its students, Montgomery has managed to build and maintain better athletic facilities than Prince George’s. While there are exceptions on both sides, and even some similarities, sports facilities appear better overall for Montgomery County students. The
State, county ofﬁcials point ﬁngers at each other as voters are switched
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Brett Tarzy, a senior at Oakdale High School in Frederick County, trains under the direction of trainer Blaine Dulin of Virginia on the track at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac on Thursday.
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The solution seems quite simple: If there is not enough space for something, create more. That, of course, is a lot easier said than done when referring to actual land. As Montgomery County high school athletic programs continue to ﬂourish ﬁnding space on campus for all of them to hold daily practices has become an obstacle for athletic directors. Though this is not a completely new issue it has not become any less challenging, county athletic directors agreed. Bethesda-Chevy Chase is home to the county’s smallest campus by far, built on 16 acres of land, according to the Montgomery County Public Schools website — Springbrook’s is the next
See SPACE, Page A-10
After three years, relatives of man kidnapped in Pakistan maintain hope
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
When Elaine Weinstein would visit her husband, Warren, in Pakistan, life was a whirlwind of activity. They visited almost all the major cities there, and when they weren’t traveling, their home in Lahore was always full of visitors coming and going. “Our house was like Grand Central Station,” Weinstein said. Her husband loved Pakistan since he ﬁrst went there in 2004, loving the food, music and culture and acquiring a wide variety of friends, she said.
See ANSWERS, Page A-12
Olney Investment Club helps teens and adults get a handle on stocks
TERRI HOGAN STAFF WRITER
Although the return on their investments wasn’t huge, the experience and lessons learned by adults and teen members of the Olney Investment Club
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CLOSING THE GAP
Two girls at Magruder High in Rockville are starting an after-school club to encourage more girls to study engineering.
proved invaluable, they say. Linda Silverstein of Brookeville founded the group in January. She said she wanted to help her daughter Brooke O’Connell, 18, be proﬁcient in investing to build wealth and decided it would be fun to do it as a group with a little competition. Silverstein reached out through the Olney-Brookeville Exchange Yahoo Group, and O’Connell reached out to her Future Business Leaders of America
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Olney Investment Club ﬁnancial adviser Drew Brand of Olney talks to P.J. Pahygiannis, 18, of Olney and other club members during the Olney Investment Club’s ﬁnal meeting.
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When neighbors Robert Debernardis and Carl Mauri walked into their precinct to vote in the June 24 Democratic primary, the two Potomac men got unsettling news: Neither was registered to vote as a Democrat. For the past 42 years, Debernardis said, he has been a registered Democrat, and has never missed voting in a presidential or gubernatorial election. And for at least the last six years Mauri has been with the party, saying he changed his afﬁliation to Democrat to vote for Barack Obama in 2008. Yet somehow both men were registered as unafﬁliated voters when they reached the polls in June. As many as a few hundred of Montgomery County’s 675,000 registered voters are believed to
County schools contend with limited practice space
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The Gazette analyzed the athletic facilities at the 47 public high schools in its coverage areas of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.
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club at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring. Together, they recruited 20 members from the Olney community — 10 adults and 10 teens. Most of the adults wound up being a parent with one or two of their teenagers. Silverstein also reached out to ﬁnd an investment expert willing to educate and coach the club at no charge. Olney residents Drew Brand and
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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13 MVFitness Fest, 6-8 p.m., North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road, Montgomery Village. Activites include tennis, team sports skills, ﬁtness challenges and sampler classes. Free. www.montgomeryvillage.com. Evening Book Discussion, 6:45 p.m., White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Books for discussion are available upon request from the check-out desk. Free. 240-773-9555.
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For Men Only: Picking up the Pieces Through Grieving, 6:30-8 p.m., Montgom-
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Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association Meeting, 6:30-9 p.m., Stedwick Commu-
nity Center, 10401 Stedwick Road, Montgomery Village. A forum for collaborating on activities like educational programs, promotional opportunities and outreach. gaithersburgﬁneartsassoc@gmail.com. Wheaton Wildlife Wanderings, 7-8 p.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Walk through the forest, meadow and along the stream or pond looking for animals. Ages 5-12. $5. Register at www.parkpass.org. The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, 7-8:30 p.m.,
Poolesville Area Senior Center, 17550 W. Willard Road, Poolesville. For anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. 800-272-3900. Summer Concert Series 2014, 7-9 p.m., Glen Echo Park, Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Featuring U.S. Navy Band “Country Current.” Free. www.glenechopark.org. Planning for Safe Teen Driving, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parent Encouragement Program, 10100 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. $30. 301-929-8824.
Splish-Splash, Drip, Plop, 1-2 p.m., Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. Wade in the water to see what’s swimming, diving and living in the stream. Ages 3-12. $5. Register at www.parkpass.org. Nature’s Summer Theatre, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Watch birds and bats dance in the sky, hear a concert performed by insects and frogs, and explore a dazzling sunset light show. The evening ends with an outdoor ﬁlm in the wild theater. Ages 2 and up. $5. Register at www.parkpass.org. 14th Annual Back to School Jam, 6-8:30 p.m., Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave., Rockville. DJ, prizes, food and drinks. Free admission; $2 buys a backpack ﬁlled with school supplies for city residents. firstname.lastname@example.org. TGIF Summer Concerts and Movies, 8 p.m., Wheaton Triangle, 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton. Featuring Latin musicians Grupo Latino Continental. Free. www. wheatonmd.org.
p.m., MCPS Board of Education Building Lot, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, continues through Sunday. Music, food, carnival games and inﬂatables; movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Free admission. www.ﬁlmfestnih.org.
Walk-In Plant Clinic, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Freshfarm Market, Ellsworth Drive between Georgia and Fenton avenues, Silver Spring. University of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions; bring full and intact plant and insect samples. Free. 301-590-9650. Kensington Summer Concert, 10-11 a.m., Howard Avenue Park, Kensington. Featuring Brazilian jazz musicians Angie and Carlos Munhoz. Presented by the Kensington Historical Society. Free. www. kensingtonhistory.org. Saturday Story and Hike, 10-11 a.m., Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, Rockville. A Naturalist will read a story and then lead a hike based on the story. Ages 2-5. $4 for Rockville residents, $6 for non-residents. email@example.com. Cypress Trio, 1-2 p.m., Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Performing two-steps and waltzes with a variety of instruments and in the Cajun-French language. Free. 240773-9490. Summer Wine And Peach Fest, 2-7
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Magruder High students start program to boost female interest in ﬁeld BY
LINDSAY A. POWERS STAFF WRITER
Valerie Lehmann and Joyce Chung said they have seen something important missing from the engineering program at their Rockville high school: girls. Male students signiﬁcantly outnumber female students, they say, and the two rising sophomores at Col. Zadok Magruder High School have constructed a solution they hope will help bridge the gap. Starting this fall, Valerie and Joyce will lead as co-presidents an after-school program for girls at Magruder called Young Women in Engineering. The teens — both students in Magruder’s Academy of Engineering — said they hope to draw in about 10 female students this fall for the program, which Valerie said will include “a lot of hands-on activities.” Valerie said a strength of their program is that they will mentor the participants as fellow girls of a similar age. A Magruder teacher will help advise their work and the teens also hope to invite realworld engineers to lend their experitise. Joyce said they will “try to get
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Valerie Lehmann (left), 14, and Joyce Chung, 15, with a robotic car that was built last year in their engineering class at Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Rockville. [girls] interested and let everyone know that engineering is possible for girls and it’s actually really fun.” Another goal is to show how engineering can be used to help others, she said. This past school year, Valerie and Joyce said, they were the only freshman girls in a handful of female students in their principles of engineering class that had 25 to 30 students. Several of those girls don’t plan to continue in the engineer-
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Olney teen organizes swim meet for charity Alex Witkin of Olney, a 2014 graduate of Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, has volunteered with disabled children for the last six years by participating in the Gudelsky exceptional swim program at the Jewish Community Center of Rockville. Through the water therapy program, he befriended Lucas Kramer, 9, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and taught him to swim. Because of their connection, the Witkin family is sponsoring its second annual swim meet to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year’s event raised $2,000. The meet, for children 18 and younger, will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, with warmups at 8:45 a.m., at the Olney Mill Pool, 3611 Briars Road, Olney. Events are as follows: • 8 and younger: 25m freestyle, 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke and 25m butterﬂy. • 9-10 years: 50m freestyle, 25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke and 25m butterﬂy. • 11-12 years: 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 50m butterﬂy and 100m individual medley.
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Campus congrats The following students recently graduated with bachelor’s degrees from Salisbury University. • Brinklow: Matthew Mignosa, psychology, cum laude. • Brookeville: Eric Boltz, mathematics, magna cum laude; Jessica Cronin, psychology; Teresa Cronin, political science; John Hanlon, political science, cum laude; Amanda Nardone, information systems; Nyles Sanna-Withers, music, cum laude; and Hillary Wasik, conﬂict analysis and dispute resolution. • Derwood: Stephanie Batista, communication arts and psychology; Garrett Black, environmental studies; Katherine Buckeridge, communication arts; Steven Cenname, political science and environmental studies, cum laude, Bellavance Honors; Carol Holland, medical laboratory science; Megan Janetis, nursing; Mary O’Brien, communication arts; and
Alessandro Ricchiari, philosophy. • North Potomac: Michael Bengston, environmental studies; Molly Feldman, communication arts; Christopher Miller, accounting and information systems; Kassandra Reyes, business administration, cum laude; and Philip Valencia, management. • Olney: Kevin Aikins, biology; David Bloom, management; Joseph Donovan, management; Herson Hernandez, psychology; Kara Link, nursing; Hailu Mengesha, accounting and information sytems; Victoria Meyers, exercise science, magna cum laude; and Joseph Serrano, economics. • Potomac: Jimena Lazarte, psychology; Chase Nussbaum, information systems; Perry Slomnicku, management and marketing; and Mackenzie Smith, communication arts. • Rockville: Maytal Adato, communication arts; Andrea Becker, chemistry, cum laude, Bellavance Honors; Claire duFief, health education and Spanish, magna cum laude; Steven Gamble, management; Jordan Guiton, communication arts; Amy Harrell, psychology, cum laude; Timothy Harwood, physical education, cum laude; Alexa Kline, conﬂict analysis and dispute resolution and communication arts, cum laude; Suvipuli Mayarata, exercise science; Isrrael Morales, exercise science; Christopher Osgood, international studies; Natalia Shangols, environmental studies, cum laude, Bellavance Honors; and Matthew Watson, marketing, magna cum laude. Also, Kara Morrill of Rockville re-
classes. In part, engineering can be taught in a way that attracts boys more than girls when civil, electrical and manufacturing components are emphasized more than environmental and biomedical elements, she said. John Hamman, Montgomery College’s dean of math and statistics, oversees the college’s Sonya Kovalevsky Program that encourages middle school girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math. Hamman said the program is working to locally address an issue that also appears on a national level. He cited a recent University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee survey that found that women make up about 20 percent of the country’s college engineering graduates and 11 percent of practicing engineers. Many math and science classrooms are designed with a “competitive approach,” he said, which he thinks appeals more to boys than girls. He said he’s glad to see more collaborative work taking place in the county school system and at the college. “I think there is some cultural stigma that still exists about what girls and women do and what occupations they’re doing,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
ceived a master’s in social work. University of Rochester: David Mann Stark of Potomac, a sophomore majoring in political science, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Rochester (N.Y.). Stark is the son of Stuart Stark and Rose Stark, and a graduate of Winston Churchill High School in Potomac.
DEATHS June Carlita Brown Beale June Carlita Brown Beale, 47, of Gaithersburg died July 26, 2014. J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Alexander Diatsintos Alexander Diatsintos, 69, of Clarksburg died Aug. 3, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to local Greek-American soccer teams or greekleague.com.
Doris Lorraine Westberg Doris Lorraine Westberg, 91, of Bethesda died July 18, 2014. Her body was donated to the George Washington University Body Donor Program and her remains will be buried in Parklawn Memorial Park and Menorah Gardens in Rockville.
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Anyone who remembers spending summer evenings at the drive-in movie theater will get a chance to relive the experience with a series of outdoor movies this weekend in Rockville. And those who don’t remember can experience it for the ﬁrst time. The Comcast Outdoor Film Festival will be held Friday through Sunday evenings at the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education Building at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville. The festival will feature one ﬁlm each night: “The Lego Movie” on Friday, “Gravity” on Saturday and “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on Sunday. The movies will begin at 8:30 p.m., with music, food, carnival games and other entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is free, but part of the money from food sales will go to National Institutes of Health Children’s Charities: the Children’s Inn, Camp Fantastic/ Special Love and Friends of the Clinical Center. The Children’s Inn in Bethesda provides a place for children getting treatment at NIH and their families to stay, while Special Love gives young patients a week to have fun and forget some of their medical problems, said Alyssa Hollander, a spokeswoman with Outdoor Movies Inc., which has organized the festival for 18 years. Friends of the Clinical Center provides financial support for children getting treatment at NIH, she said. The festival started on the grounds of NIH, and the first night’s screening drew about 3,500 people, said Bob Deutsch, president of Outdoor Movies. The event also was held at Strathmore in North Bethesda before moving the grounds of the Board of Education building in Rockville. Deutsch said he expects about 5,000 people per night this weekend. The site provides capacity for up to 180 cars for people who want to watch from their vehicles, as well as space for people to sit on blankets or lawn chairs. email@example.com
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ing program, Valerie said. Valerie said it’s “unfortunate” there aren’t more girls in her school’s program because she thinks her female peers are missing out on an interesting subject involving math, creativity and design. She said she also thinks girls bring a different perspective to the ﬁeld. “I feel like a lot of females are daunted or afraid of getting into engineering,” she said. She thinks some girls might
feel like they have to prove themselves if they are in a class that is mostly guys, she said, or they might be intimidated by the math involved. To recruit program participants, Joyce said, they are putting up ﬂiers and posters around their school and emailing the area middle schools that feed into Magruder. When school starts, they also plan to visit classrooms to get the word out, she said. Amy Gensemer — supervisor of science, technology and engineering for Montgomery County Public Schools — said there is a disproportionate number of girls across the district’s nine high school engineering programs. In the 2012-13 school year, she said, about 40.4 percent of the students in those Project Lead The Way programs were girls. A county-level advisory board that includes industry and higher-education members will continue to meet this school year to discuss how to get students interested in engineering and keep them in the programs — a goal that will involve increasing female enrollment, Gensemer said. Gensemer said she thinks there are “a whole number of factors” that contribute to girls not participating in engineering
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Sophia Capelle of Brookeville pours samples in the Winery at Olney booth Saturday at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg.
After a long day at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, adults can unwind and relax with a glass of wine at a wine garden, hosted by the Winery at Olney. While not the first winery ever to be featured at the fair, the Winery at Olney is the exclusive wine pourer at this year’s event, which runs through Saturday. The winery’s tent, near the Big Cheese and the Heritage Building, is open from noon to 8 p.m. each day. Joe McCall, the winery’s president and owner, said it is offering three free samples of its popular Oasis line of fruit wines, including
Peach Chardonnay, Cranberry Shiraz, Blackberry Merlot, Black Cherry Pinot Noir, Green Apple Riesling and Watermelon White Merlot. All six are available for purchase, by the glass or the bottle. The Big Cheese is offering a special cheese plate to accompany the wines. McCall said that when he was approached by fair ofﬁcials about having a presence there, he thought it would be a great relationship. “We are Montgomery County winemakers, and each year over 250,000 people attend the fair,” he said. “This is a great opportunity to get our name out and for people to learn about Montgomery County wine.” The over-50 crowd shouldn’t feel too ﬂattered at the winery’s tent: Martin Svrcek, executive
director of the fair, said everyone would be carded there. “Regardless if they are a senior citizen or someone who just turned 21,” he said. “That is our protocol.” Wine served by the glass is intended for consumption under the winery’s tent, and purchased bottles are to be taken off the grounds. Two of the wines, the chardonnay and the shiraz, feature a special commemorative fair label. A portion of the $20 purchase price will beneﬁt the fair. “That is a great way to support Maryland agriculture and Maryland businesses,” Svrcek said. No other alcohol is available at the fair. “We stuck with wine because it is agriculturally based,” Svrcek said. “The Olney winery has won many awards. It’s growing and doing exceptionally well.” Unlike most wineries, the Winery at Olney has an urban setting. It opened in Olney’s Fair Hill shopping center in 2012. Although the winery makes all of its own wine, it does not grow its own grapes. “This allows us to make more than 30 varieties, obtaining the grapes from the ﬁnest growing areas in the world,” McCall said. All the wine used to be made in Olney, but growing demand forced the winery to open a production facility in Beltsville. McCall said the winery recently began wholesaling to retailers around the state, and its wines are now available in more than 100 stores in the county. The Olney location remains a working winery, where customers can come in and make their own batch and design their own label. Svrcek said he expects the concept of a wine garden to provide a new opportunity for fairgoers. “People can sit down and relax with a glass of wine,” he said. “We are very excited to offer this at the fair this year.” email@example.com
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FAIR SCHEDULE Here’s a partial schedule of events for the remainder of this year’s Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Many events are recurring throughout the fair but aren’t listed daily here. A complete schedule is at mcagfair.com. Fair gates are open 10 a.m. to midnight, with the carnival open noon to midnight. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13 Free admission for children 11 and younger. Carnival Megapass one-day ride wristbands are $15 for all ages. Wristbands must be purchased from noon to 5 p.m. on-site to ride until midnight. All day, every day: Old MacDonald’s Barn & Mooo-ternity Ward (Barn #10) 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m.: 4-H Junior Promotion and Gymkhana Show (games on horseback), Horse Arena 11 a.m.: Raptors Birds of Prey Show, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 1, 4, 8 p.m.: A Grizzly Experience, upper grounds noon-5 p.m.: Monster Truck rides, Grandstand 3, 6:30 p.m.: Agricadabra, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 3, 6 p.m.: Puppetone Rockers, KidZone 3:30 p.m.: Hermit crab races, sponsored Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 7:30 p.m.: Monster Truck Madness, Grandstand
THURSDAY, AUG. 14 Military Day: Free admission for active military in uniform or with a valid military ID. 11 a.m.: Raptors Birds of Prey Show, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park noon-5 p.m.: Monster Truck rides, Grandstand 1, 4, 8 p.m.: A Grizzly Experience, upper grounds 2:30, 4:30, 8 p.m.: Extreme Illusions Magic Show, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 7 p.m.: Special contest — refrigerator pickles, Home Arts (Bldg. #6) 7:30 p.m.: Monster Truck
Madness, Grandstand 8 p.m.: Dairy Supreme Champion Show, Cattle Show Pavilion (Bldg. #16)
FRIDAY, AUG. 15 11 a.m.: Raptors Birds of Prey Show, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Celtic Cross, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 1, 4, 8 p.m.: A Grizzly Experience, upper grounds 5, 6:30, 8 p.m.: Fame NASCAR Racing, near Cheese Booth (Building #7) 7:30 p.m.: Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union Demolition Derby Night of Destruction, Grandstand
SATURDAY, AUG. 16 10 a.m.: Lawn and garden tractor pull, Grandstand 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m.: Agricadabra, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park noon: Texas Longhorn Show, Cattle Show Pavilion (Bldg. #16) 12:30, 2, 5:30, 7:30 p.m.:
Pig Races, Racing Park 2 p.m.: Special Contest — homemade cheese, Home Arts (Bldg. #6) 5 p.m.: 4-H Fashion Show and awards, Heritage (Garden Room) 6:30 p.m.: Capital Dog Training Club, Cattle Show Pavilion (Bldg. #16) 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Top Tones, Pepco Community Stage at Racing Park 7 p.m.: “Evening With the Stars,” meet award winners in Home Arts Building (Bldg. #6) 7:30 p.m.: Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union Demolition Derby Night of Destruction, Grandstand 9 p.m.: Brad Matchett: Comedy Hypnotist Show, Racing Park Stage
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Rockville tackles King Farm farmstead Site, buildings eyed for many possible uses BY
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
Rockville is taking some preliminary steps toward preserving the King Farm Farmstead Park, as city ofﬁcials work to determine a more detailed plan for the farm. While some of the structures have potential for future use, others are deteriorating and the need to ﬁnd a use for the site is increasing, according to a report on the facility provided to the mayor and City Council. They voted 4-0 Monday night to schedule a brieﬁng with the city’s Historic District Commission and allocate money to deal with groundhogs on the property and assess it for hazardous materials while they consider what should be done with the property in the long term. The city needs to start making some decisions on the farm, said Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton. “We cannot wait any longer,” she said. The steps approved Monday will cost from $22,000 to $32,000. The report estimates that taking all the actions it recommends would cost about $5.6 million. The King Farm was once
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the largest farm in the area, but much of it has been developed into homes, parks, stores and ofﬁces. Today, only eight buildings on 7 acres remain of the original farm. The farmstead park was given to Rockville in the late 1990s and was designated as historic by the city in 2006. The agreement that gave the farm to the city requires that it must be used as a neighborhood park and site for recreational activity for the public. Despite its current state, the site has been the center of much interest from various groups. Suggestions have included making the farm an educational and child care facility, a site for the city’s ballet program or a wedding venue, according to a city staff memo. The city has ﬁelded requests
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Postponed gathering of citizens group to begin with closed session TERRI HOGAN STAFF WRITER
Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Greater Olney Civic Association meeting was postponed to Aug 26. President John Webster said that normally August is an off-month due to vacations, but because the July 8 meeting was canceled because of a power outage, the group had tried to reschedule it for this week. “We ran in to scheduling conﬂicts due to lack of availability,” he said. Webster said the representative from the county’s Department of Environmental Protection scheduled to discuss stormwater management pond regulations, and the attorney representing Chick-ﬁl-A, both on the agenda for July, were not available this week. A homeowners association forum also was scheduled, but Webster said several of the key facilitators were not available. “It didn’t make sense to have it,” Webster said. “By Aug. 26, school is back in session, so we should have a full deck on hand.” The meeting will take place in the Community Room of the Re/Max Realty Centre, 3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. Webster said the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a closed executive session for voting representatives only. “This is just to discuss organizational issues and recent changes, and so that the delegates can get behind us and we can move forward,” he said. The general business meeting, open to the public, will start at 8:45 p.m. Webster said the Sept. 9 meeting will include a resolution on the proposed bus rapid transit system proposed for Olney. “I’m just looking forward to getting the [bus] issue behind us so we can begin pushing for the community to have an active role in communicating with county and state ofﬁcials,” he said. “That has been the key missing link, and why everyone is up in arms about this.” The Chick-fil-A presentation and the association’s Trafﬁc Camera Task Force ﬁndings also are on the September agenda. firstname.lastname@example.org
should be renovated, the report said. Meanwhile, the property’s main house and garage are in relatively good shape and have no urgent structural problems. While the preliminary steps are being taken, the city should also ask staff to look at what state and federal grants are available to help fund renovations, along with the possibilities of partnerships with private entities, Councilwoman Beryl Feinberg said Monday. Councilwoman Virginia Onley said the preliminary steps are a good start, and agreed that the city should look at coming up with funding to renovate the farmstead. “It’s a beautiful piece of property,” she said.
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or inquiries about the site’s use from the Rockville Science Center, National Capital Radio and Television Museum, and the Kid Museum. The report by the firm of Wheeler, Goodman, Masek Architects & Interiors recommends that all or parts of some of the buildings on the farmstead should be demolished and rebuilt, while others can be renovated. One of the dairy barns has “some urgent structural items” that must be addressed immediately, according to the report, while the hay barn should be razed, with efforts made to save as much of the building’s materials as possible in case it’s ever rebuilt. The additions to a tenant house should be demolished, but the original part of the house
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Continued from Page A-1 have fallen victim to altered voter registrations, a problem local ofﬁcials say is a computer glitch at the Motor Vehicle Administration and what state ofﬁcials say is a local failure to properly process the applications. Both Debernardis and Mauri have traced the change in their voter registrations to separate visits to the Motor Vehicle Administration’s Walnut Hill center in Gaithersburg. In January, Debernardis visited the facility to renew his driver’s license. On Jan. 22 at midnight, his party affiliation was changed to “other,” according to an electronic voter registration form ﬁled with the Board of Elections. In March, Mauri said he made a similar visit to the Wal-
nut Hill facility to replace a lost license. On March 25 at midnight, his registration also was changed to “other.” Margaret Jurgensen, director of the Montgomery County Board of Elections, said her board is investigating the issue. When the county board identiﬁes problems, it notiﬁes state ofﬁcials, who work with the motor vehicles agency, she said. “Different issues have arisen in the past and the state board works with [the agency] to correct those issues.” Her board has known about other problems with registrations at the motor vehicle agency for about the past two years, Jurgensen said. Jurgensen has experienced the issues ﬁrst-hand. She said that when she went to renew her license, she was asked if she wanted to register to vote, and while she said “no,” a new voter
“We thought that we were exposing something to them that they didn’t know about.” Carl Mauri registration was nonetheless generated. As for what happened to Debernardis and Mauri, the Motor Vehicle Administration claims no knowledge of the situation. Agency spokesman Buel C. Young said no such problem has been reported to the agency, nor have complaints been ﬁled that the forms being submitted to the State Board of Elections are in error. Young said each clerk at the Motor Vehicle Administration is supposed to ask drivers renew-
ing or replacing a license if they want to update their voter registration. Speciﬁcally, a computer will prompt clerks to ask if a driver wishes “to update your party afﬁliation.” To continue through the computer system, either a “yes” or a “no” button must be pushed, he said. But no such question was asked of Mauri or Debernardis when they visited the Walnut Hill center, both men said. Mary Wagner, director of voter registration with the State
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 r Board of Elections, said the problem lies not with the Motor Vehicle Administration, but rather with the Montgomery County Board of Elections. The county board is “not processing the applications correctly,” Wagner alleged. Jurgensen said the county board is following “to the letter” instructions for processing the applications, instructions that were provided to the county by Wagner’s ofﬁce. And state voter registration data show that the lion’s share of voter registration forms are submitted through the Motor Vehicle Administration, which both Debernardis and Mauri claim is the source of their problem. As ﬁngers point in various directions, Mauri called the excuses bull and said the problem only continues. “We thought that we were exposing something to them
that they didn’t know about,” he said. When he learned that the board had known about other problems for almost two years, Mauri said he almost laughed. “It’s ridiculous,” he said. Questioning how a similar error could happen to the county’s highest election ofﬁcial and not be ﬁxed, Debernardis concluded that the registrations are “a problem nobody seems to be caring about.” Prior to the June 24 election, the county elections board surveyed voters to detect potentially erroneous voter registration changes. Jurgensen estimated a “couple hundred” voters have been affected. Provisional ballots cast by such voters — including Debernardis and Mauri — were counted in the primary. email@example.com
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Auto theft • Between 12:39 p.m. July 26 and 12:39 p.m. Aug. 2 in the 200 block of Congressional Lane, Rockville. The complainant reported that an unknown subject removed her vehicle from an apartment parking lot.
Sexual assault • On July 26 in the 18200 block of Slade School Road, Sandy Spring. The subject is known to the victim. • On July 27 between 4 and 4:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Halesworth Drive, Potomac. The subject is known to the victim. Strong-arm robbery • On July 22 at 10:28 p.m. in the 15900 block of Frederick Road, Rockville. The subjects assaulted the victim and took property.
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Armed robbery • On July 30 at 12:30 a.m. in the 14100 block of Weeping Willow Drive, Aspen Hill. The subject is known to the victim.
Scam • On July 29 at 7 p.m. at Montrose Crossing Center, 12097 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. The subjects offered to “repair” scratches on the victim’s vehicle for a set price, failed to fully repair scratches and demanded a higher amount of money.
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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.
Aggravated assault • On July 24 at 12:43 a.m. in the 13700 block of Lambertina Place, Rockville. The subject is known to the victim. • On July 25 at 8:07 p.m. in the 100 block of Frederick Avenue, Rockville. The subject is known to the victim. • On July 26 at 10:38 p.m. at Bel Pre Road and Georgia Avenue, Rockville. The subject is known to the victim. • On July 28 at 7 p.m. at N. Stonestreet and Frederick avenues, Rockville. The subject is known to the victim. Assault • On July 28 at 7 p.m. in the area of North Stonestreet and Frederick avenues, Rockville. The complainant reported that she had gotten off the bus when she was approached by a group. As the group approached, a
subject yelled and ordered the group to assault the complainant. One of the subjects produced a knife, but the complainant defended herself and the subjects ﬂed.
Commercial burglary • On July 23 at 9:54 p.m. in the 18400 block of Georgia Avenue, Olney. Unknown entry, took nothing. • On July 25 between 9 and 10:53 p.m. at Century Distributors, 15710 Crabbs Branch Way, Derwood. Forced entry, took nothing. • On July 28 in the 15100 block of Interlachen Drive, Silver Spring. Unknown entry into storage room, took property. Indecent exposure • On July 24 at 2:42 a.m. at McDonalds, 15801 Frederick Road, Derwood. Residential burglary • 3300 block of May Street, Silver Spring, on July 24. No forced entry, took property. • 3500 block of Olympic Street, Silver Spring, on July 24. Forced entry, took property. • 13300 block of Foxhall Drive, Silver Spring, between 8 and 11 a.m. July 24. Forced entry, took property. • Two incidents in the 18500 block of Viburnum Way, Olney, at 3 p.m. July 24. Took property from unlocked garages. • 900 block of Baltimore Road, Rockville, between 8 a.m. July 26 and 11 p.m. Aug. 1. Unknown subject unsuccessfully tried to pry open a rear door to a residence. • 8800 block of Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, at 11:06 a.m. July 26. Forced entry, unknown what was taken. • 13100 block of Hutchinson Way, Silver Spring, at 5:45 p.m. July 28. No forced entry, took nothing. • 18900 block of Abbey Manor Drive, Brookeville, at 7:37 p.m. July 28. • 900 block of Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. July 30. Unknown subject gained entry by unknown means into a residence and took a laptop, cash, a camera, a wireless speaker and several bottles of perfume. Theft • On July 24 at 8:05 a.m. at the bus stop at Fleet and Monroe streets, Rockville. The subject took property from the victim and ﬂed. • On July 25 between 5:05 and 5:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Seven Locks Road, Rockville. Five unknown subjects entered the business and exited the store with several items that had not been paid for. • On July 28 between 2:30 and 3 p.m. in the 600 block of Harrington Road, Rockville. The complainant reported that an unknown subject opened her purse and removed an iPad while she was sleeping. A witness said three unknown subjects were observed opening complainant’s purse and ﬂeeing toward Maryland Avenue. • On July 29 between 11:40 and 11:45 a.m. in the unit block of Maryland Avenue, Rockville. The complainant reported that an unknown subject removed her unattended phone from a bathroom. Vehicle larceny • Eighteen incidents in the King Farm area of Rockville between July 20 and 29. Took cash, GPS units and iPods. • Three incidents in North Potomac on July 21. Took GPS unit. Affected streets include Pissaro Terrace and Pebblewood Place. • Two incidents in Poolesville on July 21. Took a wallet. Affected streets include Bliss and Briarley Hall drives. • 12300 block of Village Square Terrace, North Bethesda, between 9 p.m. July 23 and 8 a.m. July 24. No sign of forced entry. Took coins. • 200 block of Congressional Lane, Rockville, between 12:01 a.m. July 28 and 10:40 a.m. Aug. 2. Unknown subject took two pairs of sunglasses and a GPS unit from a vehicle. • 1500 block of Rockville Pike, Rockville, between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. July 29. Unknown subject took a laptop and a hotspot from a vehicle. • 600 block of Hungerford Drive, Rockville, at 2 p.m. Aug. 3. The complainant reported that an unknown subject removed a cellphone from an unlocked vehicle. The complainant observed the subject standing next to his vehicle. The complainant’s phone later was found in a nearby grassy area of the listed location.
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Rockville OKs $2.8M stormwater project Contract for Horizon Hill Park awarded to Gaithersburg company n
RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER
A Rockville watershed will get improvements to stormwater management ponds as part of a city project. The mayor and City Council on Monday approved a $2.79 million contract for Highway and Safety Services Inc. of Gaithersburg to retroﬁt three stormwater management ponds and restore about 1,300 feet of stream in the Horizon Hill Park..
The project is expected to improve water quality in the Watts Branch watershed through the improvements. They include replacing two dry ponds that date back to the 1970s that don’t provide water quality treatment. The work also will allow water to be stored and released more slowly to limit erosion, according to a city staff memo. The work also will remove trees and other vegetation from overgrown banks, renovate the ponds’ metal pipe barrels, replace equipment to improve the treatment of stormwater, make upgrades to reduce ﬂooding and stabilize the stream to help prevent erosion.
The project also calls for planting more than 200 trees, more than an acre of shrubs around the ponds and along the stream corridor, and 64 types of marshland plants around the ponds and on the ﬂoodplain. Because of the work, a basketball court that’s now in the ﬂoodplain will be relocated and part of a path that’s prone to ﬂooding will be elevated. Paths throughout the park also will be widened, and benches and landscaping boulders added. The bid was the lowest of ﬁve received; the high bid was $4.15 million. firstname.lastname@example.org
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KEVIN JAMES SHAY STAFF WRITER
Wal-Mart Stores has withdrawn plans to open a 118,000-square-foot store in Aspen Hill because of the “uncertain length” of Montgomery County’s planning and regulatory processes, the developer of
the site said Tuesday. More than two years ago, Wal-Mart expressed interest in opening a 300-employee store at Aspen Hill Road and Connecticut Avenue, said Bruce H. Lee, president of Silver Springbased Lee Development Group, the developer. The land has had a vacant 263,000-square-foot building, built in 1968, since defense and aerospace contractor BAE Systems moved out in 2010. “Lately, they have been growing quite frustrated with the length of the process,” Lee
said of Wal-Mart. “I can’t really blame them for taking a step back and focusing on other projects. We are still trying to get approval for rezoning to retail. If we get that, it could be several years after that before shovels are actually put in the ground.” Wal-Mart spokesman Bill Wertz confirmed in an email that the company decided not to pursue the Aspen Hill project. “We will continue to look for new opportunities to serve customers in the area,” Wertz said. “With our recent store expan-
sion and renovation in Germantown, as well as our new store on Georgia Avenue in Washington, D.C., we have the ability to serve Montgomery County residents effectively from these locations.” The former BAE building was ﬁrst occupied by Vitro Corp., which started in the 1950s as a manufacturing company of mostly slide transparencies for overhead projectors and became part of BAE. email@example.com 1933726
FIRE LOG For the weeks of July 25 through Aug. 5, the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following incidents:
From Station 4 (Sandy Spring) • On July 25 at 3:15 a.m., 900 block of Cliftonbrook Lane for a collision with vehicle overturned. • On July 29 at 2:32 p.m., 15700 block of Good Hope Road to assist on a hazardous materials spill. • On July 30 at 3:12 p.m., 16500 block of Brogben Lane in Spencerville for a vehicle collision with injuries. From Station 40 (Olney) • On July 26 at 3:18 a.m., to assist with Potomac River rescue. • On July 26 at 4:20 p.m., Cashell
and Bready roads for a vehicle collision. • On July 27 at 6:22 p.m., Georgia Avenue and Md. 200 for a vehicle collision with no injuries. • On July 28 at 1:45 a.m., Md. 200 between Georgia Avenue and Shady Grove Road for a vehicle collision with no injuries. • On July 28 at 4:28 p.m., 18500 block of Bowie Mill Road for a vehicle collision with no injuries. • On July 31 at 11:41 p.m., 5500 block of Burnside Drive, Rockville, to assist with apartment ﬁre. • On Aug. 1 at 10:33 a.m., Georgia Avenue and Norbeck Road for a vehicle collision with no injuries. • On Aug. 4 at 7:54 a.m., Norbeck Road and Norbeck Boulevard for a vehicle collision.
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Rockville woman delivers for community Neighbors aid resident’s efforts to help homeless
BY PEGGY MCEWAN STAFF WRITER
Caroline Touchton is affectionately known among her neighbors as the “caring bag lady.” When she opens the door to her apartment or walks to her car in the garage at Ingleside at King Farm in Rockville, she almost always ﬁnds a bag or box ﬁlled with donations for her to deliver to Interfaith Works, a charity that works to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County. Touchton, who did not want to share her age, is a retired Montgomery County Public Schools special education teacher who worked at several area high schools. She was one of the ﬁrst residents of Ingleside
at King Farm, a continuing care retirement community, when it opened in 2009. She started taking other residents’ leftovers almost immediately. “I help people who have eaten [Ingleside’s] good food and no longer ﬁt in their clothes or are tired of them or just bought too many,” Touchton said. She also helps those without get what they need, said Monica Young, who oversees Interfaith Works’ Clothing Center in Rockville. “I don’t think one week goes by that she doesn’t bring us something,” Young said. Touchton said she doesn’t take only bags of clothes — she also accepts lamps, kitchen utensils, small tables and anything that will ﬁt into her Toyota Camry. If someone drops off an item she cannot take to the Clothing Center, or calls her to see if she can take larger items, Touchton said, she will ﬁnd a charity that
will accept them. “My proudest achievement was when I got rid of two brandnew breast prostheses from Nordstrom, still in the box,” she said. “I asked a woman who had breast cancer and she put me in touch with an organization that could use them.” Large items often go to A Wider Circle in Silver Spring or Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Gaithersburg, while computers go to Project Reboot in Rockville, Touchton said. “They will pick up [the items] if I call them early enough,” she said. Touchton said she doesn’t know when she developed her heart for others, but can remember being a young child, in kindergarten or ﬁrst grade in Georgia, and a classmate was being teased for having a hole in her pants. “I don’t want any kids with holes in their pants,” she said. In addition to her “delivery
service,” she works with Interfaith Works in its Friends in Action Program, a family mentoring service also headed up by Young. “She is making a difference for us,” Young said. “A lot of our programs are volunteer based and without people like Caroline, we couldn’t do it. She has really taken ownership of this and no one asked her to do it.” Marilyn Leist, executive director of Ingleside at King Farm, said most of the community’s 375 residents know Touchton, and many even know that her parking space is No. 76. “She sings ‘76 Trombones’ [from ‘The Music Man’] so people will remember the number,” Leist said. Social accountability is a part of the Ingleside community, Leist said. “When you are reaching out to help someone else ... you receive something in return.” email@example.com
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Caroline Touchton of Rockville regularly collects donated clothing and household items from other residents in her King Farm community and delivers them to charities.
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in the second quarter of 2013. However, revenues grew to $8.3 million, from $3.5 million.
Hope Advanced Veterinary Center of Vienna, Va., has opened a 24-hour emergency facility at 1 Taft Court, Rockville. The 33,000-square-foot facility has more than 100 employees, including board-certified veterinary specialists in internal medicine, surgery, neurology and cardiology, according to a company news release. It also has an avian and exotics specialist, MRI services, a diagnostic laboratory and three operating rooms. The center also includes Sniffers Doggie Retreat, which provides dog day care, boarding and spa services.
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Federal Realty reports higher proﬁts Federal Realty Investment Trust of Rockville — owner of Bethesda Row, Rockville Town Square and other retail and mixed-use developments — reported that its second-quarter profit rose to $45.4 million, from $38.8 million in the second quarter of 2013. Funds from operations, a key industry metric, grew to $83.6 million, from $71.1 million.
Quarterly loss grows at Novavax Rockville vaccine developer Novavax reported that its second-quarter net loss widened to $17.9 million, from $12.6 million
Alan Schulman of Olney, principal of Insurance Beneﬁts & Advisors of Rockville, was installed as president of the Maryland Association of Health Underwriters for 2014-15. The trade group represents health insurance agents, brokers and other professionals.
Proﬁts rise at Choice Hotels Choice Hotels International of Rockville reported that its second-quarter proﬁt grew to $35.4 million, from $31.8 million in the same quarter of 2013. For comparison purposes, last year’s results were restated in accordance with the company’s new accounting method. Revenues rose to $197.7 million, from $190.9 million.
Ivymount School names new director The Ivymount School in Rockville has named Susan Holt the third director in its 54-year history. Holt has been director of Ivymount’s autism program since 1997 and a member of its senior leadership and management team since 1994. The nonproﬁt private school and outreach center provides
educational programs and therapeutic services to students with special needs from 4 to 21 years old.
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Proﬁts down at Emergent BioSolutions Emergent BioSolutions of Rockville, which makes an anthrax vaccine and treatments for other diseases, reported Thursday that its second-quarter profit fell to $5.0 million from $10.5 million in the second quarter of 2013. Revenues rose to $110.3 million, from $82.4 million. The company reported Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has exercised contract options related to its treatment for complications resulting from smallpox vaccinations. The options are worth $18.9 million over three years, bringing the total contract value to $36.6 million. The contract was originally awarded to Cangene Corp., which Emergent acquired in February.
Sandy Spring Bank names senior VP Sandy Spring Bank of Olney named George Cave of Fairfax Station, Va., senior vice president and commercial banking division leader, overseeing business development and relationship management in Northern Virginia. Cave is a past chairman of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and a board member of Novec Energy Solutions.
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The Montgomery County Planning Department will hold a public hearing on the Sandy Spring Rural Village Plan on Sept. 4 at 8787 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring. The public may comment on land use, transportation and zoning changes in the Public Hearing Draft, which details the concept of a new village center from the 1998 Sandy Spring/ Ashton Master Plan.
The document is online at montgomeryplanning.org/sandyspring. The recommendations seek to bring about the vision and address concerns raised by the community during several workshops. Planners have drafted recommendations designed to help maintain the area’s rural feel while developing a more pedestrian-friendly, sustainable community.
Those who want to testify are asked to call 301-495-4605 or sign up at montgomeryapps. org/planning_board/testify.asp. Written testimony can be submitted to Planning Board Chair, Montgomery County Planning Board, 8787 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. — TERRI HOGAN
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High school athletic facilities available to rent n
Organizations must receive approval from county BY
KENT ZAKOUR STAFF WRITER
For more than 10 years, Col. Zadok Magruder High School girls volleyball coach Scott Zanni and former Sherwood coach Bonnie Gilchrist have run a summer volleyball camp in conjunction with the Olney Boys and Girls Club, a non-proﬁt youth sports organization. With a variety of age-group and talent-level offerings, the annual multisession event has expanded and in turn, so has the need to acquire gymnasium space. “We’ve been at a lot of different places over the years like Sherwood
[High], Farquhar [Middle], Rosa Parks [Middle], Watkins Mill [High] and Walter Johnson [High],” Zanni said. “We’ve always had to rent them.” The camp, like every other community organization wishing to use space at one of the county’s public high schools, must submit an application, receive approval and rent from the Community Use of Public Facilities’ Interagency Coordinating Board. Sports and non-athletic facilities — inside and out — are secured by an hourly fee that varies based upon the renting location and type and age-group of the organization (the school system, non-proﬁts and youth groups receive priority), according Ginny Gong, the executive director of CUPF. Historical users, such as the volleyball camp, also receive priority.
“The schools are just one big piece of managing community use in public space and government buildings,” Gong said. “... We have over 6,000 user groups that represent sports, home-owner associations, the scouts, religious activities and a whole variety of school activities. “And through policy established by ICB ... there is a pecking order. The schools always get ﬁrst crack.” Montgomery County Public Schools sanctioned events, such as athletic contests and tournaments, do not have to rent space; they only are required to pay for building service workers and/or security staff at a rate of $29.50/hour and $32.50/hour, respectively, according to the CUPF’s website. “We have a partnership with ICB,” Gaithersburg High School Athletic Director Jason Woodward said. “We all let
ICB know when our athletic events are so they know what days are available to the community organizations.” For a non-proﬁt organization and/ or a county resident wanting to rent one of Montgomery County Public Schools’ synthetic turf ﬁelds at Richard Montgomery, Walter Johnson or Thomas S. Wootton high schools, the rate would be $125/hour (with light use it goes up to $160/hour), according to the CUPF website. A commercial for-proﬁt entity and non-county resident could pay $200/hour ($235/hour with lights). At a Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning-managed ﬁeld, such as Montgomery Blair High School and Fairland Regional Park, the rates per hour are between $100-185. For natural grass locations, the hourly cost is spread between $50-210, provided the
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Continued from Page A-1 smallest at 25.1 acres. The Barons have precisely two ﬁelds, the lower stadium ﬁeld and an upper ﬁeld that has two backstops for baseball and softball to share in the spring.
Keep off the grass
The court at Damascus was installed in 1950 and the one at Wootton was installed in 1970. Most hardwood basketball courts in the United States are made from dense maple with a smaller number made from a maple-oak hybrid. According to athleticbusiness.com, a leading trade publication, to maintain a ﬂoor properly schools should: • Dust mop the ﬂoor daily.
• Clean the ﬂoor regularly with a solution recommended by the ﬁnish manufacturer. • Screen and recoat the ﬂoor at least once a year.
— KEN SAIN
Continued from Page A-1 biggest reason for this is Montgomery puts more money into its athletics. Montgomery County Public Schools allocated $7.8 million to its athletics which represented about .35 percent of its $2.23 billion operating budget the last ﬁscal year. Prince George’s County Public Schools allocated nearly $4.4 million to athletics, which is only .26 percent of the county’s $1.687 billion budget from last year. While Prince George’s has struggled to squeeze funds into basic maintenance needs, Montgomery has been able to stay on top of potential issues. Take gym ﬂoors for example. Between Prince George’s and Montgomery County high schools, Damascus High School has the oldest basketball court. It hasn’t been replaced since the school was built in 1950. But Butch Marshall, the boys basketball coach at Damascus, said that the court is ﬁne and doesn’t pose any problems. “They [county maintenance] maintain it really well,” Marshall said. “The ﬂoor itself is old and everything else like that, but like I said they re-do the surface twice a year so that really helps.” He said they put a new sealcoat on the ﬂoor in the summer, then once again in the winter. In addition, the bleachers are electric, and slide in and out without a problem. “It’s pretty nice considering its age,” Marshall said. In contrast, the second oldest gym ﬂoor between the two counties is in Beltsville, at High Point High School. It was laid in 1953, and their boys basketball coach Rodney Lewis said its been a constant problem every year that he has been there. Prince George’s maintenance puts a new coat down once a year during the summer. And the coat is worn off by the time basketball season comes around in the winter, causing his players to slip. They also have heating and lighting issues in the gym. MCPS allocated an average of $65,000 to each high school’s
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The court at Damascus High School’s gymnasium is the oldest in either Montgomery or Prince George’s counties, being installed in 1950.
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The average age for a hardwood basketball court at a Montgomery County public high school is 13 years old. In Prince George’s County, that number is 21. Two schools in Montgomery County have courts that are much older than the average, Damascus and Thomas S. Wootton, according to information provided by athletic directors and the school system.
• Sand down, reseal, paint and reﬁnish the ﬂoor every 10 to 15 years.
individual school grants permission prior CUPF review. Renting a gymnasium ranges from $10/hour to $72/hour depending on the time, day and type of organization. A full list of fees and rental rates can be found on the CUPF website at www. montgomerycountymd.gov/cupf. “If someone like [the Damascus Sports Association] wanted to play games at Damascus High School they would have to ask the [athletic director] if it was OK and then work with ICB,” said MCPS Director of System-Wide Athletics Dr. William “Duke” Beattie, who added that community members are free to walk or run around high school tracks when other events are not scheduled.
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athletics department last year, with the exact amount depending on how big a school is and average gate receipts over a three-year period. School’s that generate more money, receive a smaller allocation. On average, MCPS schools spent about $155,000 on things such as maintenance, equipment, ofﬁcials, uniforms, transportation, security and other miscellaneous items. “The additional income that schools generate to cover the gap between the athletic allocation they receive and actual expenses come from a combination of sources, including gate receipts [which schools retain], fundraisers, booster clubs, playoffs and various supplements,” said Dr. William “Duke” Beattie, the MCPS director of systemwide athletics. While Montgomery gives schools more ﬁnancial freedom to spend, PGCPS maintains the majority of spending power, allocating just $17,000 to each of its high schools’ athletics departments. That money goes toward smaller, indoor maintenance needs and miscellaneous expenses. The central ofﬁce is in charge of paying for major maintenance issues, transportation, uniforms and ofﬁcials.
One of the athletic facility projects each county is currently facing is the installation of artiﬁcial turf ﬁelds at high schools. Once again, money is the difference in why Montgomery’s is moving faster than Prince George’s in installation. Currently, there are six schools with artificial turf in Montgomery, with a seventh planned to be installed by next spring at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. MCPS has used a combination of booster clubs and private-organizations to help pay for the almost $1 million up-front cost of these ﬁelds, in exchange for preferred use. Oxon Hill High School begins play this season on the ﬁrst artificial turf field at a Prince George’s County public high school. The county plans to add turf to two other high schools by next summer: Gwynn Park in Brandywine and Henry A. Wise in Upper Marlboro. Prince George’s needed state money for the projects and is seeking alternative sources of funding for future turf ﬁelds. They also plan on adding stadium lights to each new ﬁeld with turf. Prince George’s currently has just three schools with stadium lights. All 25 schools
in Montgomery have stadium lights. “A backlog of capital improvement projects due to inadequate funding has affected the county’s ability to devote funds to stadium lights,” said Max Pugh, the PGCPS acting communications ofﬁcer. But every athletic facility discrepancy doesn’t come down to money, at least not directly. The average year of when the combined 47 schools between the two counties were built or re-built is 1981. Seventeen Prince George’s schools were built before that year. Only four Montgomery high school’s fall into that category: Damascus, Poolesville, Seneca Valley, and Thomas S. Wootton. The relative modernness of Montgomery’s high schools could play a factor in why 21 of 25 have a dedicated wrestling and trainer’s room, while 21 of 22 Prince George’s schools go without at least one, and in some cases both. And every Montgomery high school has a second gym while 12 Prince George’s schools do not. Marshall, said the second gym makes things easier when trying to accommodate a junior varsity and varsity team for both the girls and boys basketball programs. Two of the three schools that don’t have training and wrestling rooms in Montgomery happen to be the third and fourth oldest schools in the county: Poolesville High School, which was renovated in 1976, and Seneca Valley High School, which was built in 1974 in Germantown. Seneca Valley joins 16 Prince George’s schools as the only Montgomery school that doesn’t have restrooms at its football stadium. According to David Lever, executive director of the Maryland State Board of Public Works Interagency Committee on School Construction, the age of the school could play a factor in why some facilities don’t have certain athletic amenities. “[To have some athletic facilities] certainly isn’t a requirement. It’s just one of those things most schools have.” email@example.com
One reason space is so limited is the need to stay off grass stadium fields on non-game days to keep them playable. B-CC Athletic Director Jim Tapley said between games and practices a grass stadium ﬁeld would be completely torn up within a few short weeks. Athletic directors agreed the easiest solution would be the installation of turf ﬁelds, which could endure the wear and tear of practices and games without damage to the playing surface. There are currently six schools with turf stadium fields. The synthetic grass surface would also help alleviate some of the scheduling conﬂicts that occur when inclement weather hits as the turf surface is much less affected.
Football in the outﬁeld At many schools, football is the only team to practice on campus during the fall season because transporting the equipment sleds and everything required to run football practice — pads and helmets, among other things — would be difﬁcult, Rockville athletic director Mike Hayes said. However, most football teams’ “practice ﬁelds” are actually just the outﬁeld of the softball or baseball diamonds. “It certainly impacts the play of our outﬁeld, balls take the Damascus bounce, it’s a very tough field to field on,” said Steve Kachadorian, who stepped down following the spring season as Damascus’ softball coach. “There are a ton of divots. They’re essentially working on a 50-yard ﬁeld so we’re not talking about a lot of room to spread the damage out, it’s going to be concentrated.” In the fall many ﬁeld hockey teams play and practice on the outﬁelds of baseball ﬁelds.
On the road again In addition to costing programs money that could be used elsewhere — athletic di-
“Coaches and athletes have to bring water with them, and ice, and the ﬁrst aid supplies.” Joe Doody, Damascus High School athletic director rectors must acquire permits for satellite locations — offsite practices present a myriad of other challenges, including transportation, accessibility to restroom facilities and safety protocol. Getting to and from practice comes down to studentathletes with driver’s licenses and parents’ daily commitment to transporting athletes. Even if funds were available, school buses are unavailable while making their afterschool rounds and that’s when most practices take place, Tapley said. While some satellite practice locations are within walking distance, athletic directors said they still worry about athletes crossing major thoroughfares. And athletic directors agreed they would like to limit the time spent in cars with student drivers, anyway. B-CC girls soccer seniors Denali Minnick and Rachel Cady agreed practicing on campus would be much more convenient and would provide a better playing surface but said the team has turned carpooling into a prosperous team bonding experience. The county requires every team to have an automated external defibrillator onsite, Damascus High School Athletic Director Joe Doody said, which means coaches must make sure to bring portable AEDs everywhere they go. “We use a ﬁeld at the elementary school but that doesn’t mean kids will be able to get into the building to use the restroom or get water at a vending machine,” Doody said. “Coaches and athletes have to bring water with them, and ice, and the ﬁrst aid supplies. We have portable AEDs so those teams offsite have to remember to take those with them to every practice.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Springbrook High School practices on one of the smallest campuses in the county. Some teams have to practice at different sites.
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Booster clubs help some schools upgrade their equipment faster BY
ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER
Look good. Feel good. Play good. It’s an adage that has Montgomery County high schools dipping into their athletic budgets so their football players can shine under the Friday night lights. County schools averaged about $8,725 in football equipment expenditures last year, according to Dr. William “Duke” Beattie, the school system’s director of systemwide athletics. Football uniforms, renewed at most county teams on three- to four-year cycles, can account for a signiﬁcant portion of that. At Kensington’s Albert Einstein High School, the school paid $6,000 for 100 new home and road uniforms, said ﬁrstyear coach Neal Owens. “To me it represents a lot. A new look, a new attitude, hopefully a turnaround season,” said senior Damien Monroe, who wore used uniforms the past three seasons. “We kind of like the brand-new type of look and it deﬁnitely makes you feel bet-
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Albert Einstein High School football players Leeland Rowe (right) and Spencer Fye try on new uniforms July 28 at the Kensington school. ter.” Einstein’s sizable purchase isn’t just the cost of looking good. It’s the cost of playing well, too. According to Stephany Coakley, director at Maximum Mental Training Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based psy-
chology consulting ﬁrm, there is research suggesting that new attire can have a positive impact on performance. “In order to perform at a high level, you have to be conﬁdent and have self-esteem. And the way you look will facilitate
or debilitate your level of conﬁdence,” Coakley said. Coaches and players echoed Coakley’s sentiments. “When they feel that they look good and they got the new uniforms and everything’s all bright and shiny, they’re go-
ing to come out with a swagger,” said Greg Kellner, coach of Bethesda’s Walter Johnson High School. “… That is something that the kids, they all talk about it.” County high schools averaged about $155,000 in total athletic expenditures during the 2013-14 academic year and all of them were provided sufﬁcient, certiﬁed football safety equipment, according to Beattie. But there were discrepancies between the teams: average football expenditures ranged from $13,000 to $31,000 (average $21,000 for all county high schools), and booster club income ranged from $0 to $61,500 ($22,300 average), he said. “Some may be at a position where they can update things more frequently than others, but competitive disadvantages? I say absolutely not,” Beattie said. The Albert Einstein High School Sports Booster Club’s annual expenditures are about $25,000 — most going to uniforms, according to club president Mike Etherton. He said that if a team has a certain need, regardless of the sport, the booster club works with the school to purchase the equipment.
At John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, where the booster club is inactive, football coach Carlos Smith said the team has difficulty meeting some equipment demands. “We can get A, B, C and D but you might not get E, F,” Smith said. Springbrook High School faces similar challenges, said football coach Adam Bahr. The Springbrook Athletic Booster Club, which in past years has paid for new lights and video equipment, has a goal of raising about $10,000 for the upcoming year, said club co-president Rachel Spangenberg. “Fundraising in our community is extremely difficult, and the budget, to my understanding, doesn’t even come close to covering all the costs to all the teams,” said Bahr, a third-year coach at the Silver Spring school. Springbrook received 150 new football uniforms after winning a contest run by professional football player Pierre Garçon, but if not for the free uniforms, Bahr said, “We would be in tough shape.” email@example.com
Private funding helps build better facilities Several state grants also available to help fund projects
BY TED BLACK STAFF WRITER
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Montgomery County Park and Planning maintains the baseball and softball ﬁelds at James H. Blake High School in Silver Spring, site of this American Legion game between Cissel Saxon Post 41 (Lawrence Johnson) and Wheaton Post 76 (Zeke Green) on July 1. Most public high schools, however, must maintain their athletic ﬁelds themselves.
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At most Montgomery County public high schools, coaches and athletic directors put in a lot of individual time and effort to keep athletic ﬁelds not only playable, but in excellent condition. Take for instance Germantown’s Seneca Valley High School, an athletics program that has enjoyed a lot of success, winning more state football championships than any other school in Maryland. According to Athletic Director Jesse Irvin, he and the coaches mow the grass and line the ﬁelds themselves. The football ﬁeld at Seneca Valley consists of Bermuda grass, which is supplied by a private outside landscaping company, the Brickman Group. But once the sod is put down, it is up to Irvin and his coaches to maintain the ﬁeld. “We’re not a school with a contract,” Irvin said. “The county doesn’t maintain our ﬁelds.” Despite the hard work and time commitment, Irvin believes having control over his own ﬁelds helps the school in the long run. “It gives us an advantage,” he said. “I believe we have one of the nicest grass ﬁelds in the county, and our kids love playing on it.” Although the county does not help maintain Seneca Valley’s ﬁelds, the Montgomery County Public School system does
“The ﬁelds are maintained throughout our offseason so that when we return to use on March 1, they are theoretically in playing condition already.” Jared Fribush, Blake athletic director provide some ﬁnancial aid. “High schools, for the most part, provide for the maintenance for their athletic ﬁelds,” Dr. William “Duke” Beattie, Montgomery County’s director of system-wide athletics, said in an email to The Gazette. “...The school system periodically foots the bill for resurfacing a high school stadium ﬁeld, doing about one school per year. The school system also takes care of resurfacing tracks and tennis courts.” So, while ﬁeld maintenance is usually one of the top priorities for an athletics program, the schools must come up with their own ways to fund it completely. Some schools, most notably Silver Spring’s James H. Blake High School, have a unique relationship with Montgomery County Parks and Planning. Blake allows for Parks and Planning to permit the baseball and softball ﬁelds to be used for non-school athletic events in return for the maintenance of the baseball and softball ﬁelds, the practice softball ﬁeld and lower practice ﬁeld, used by the soccer and lacrosse teams. The lights at both the softball and baseball ﬁeld are also maintained by Parks and Planning. “I do not have to budget for the main-
tenance of our game ﬁelds for baseball and softball,” Blake Athletic Director Jared Fribush said in an email to The Gazette. “...The ﬁelds are also maintained throughout our offseason, so that when we return to use on March 1, they are theoretically in playing condition already.” Fribush does believe the school loses some control over its ﬁelds. There are a number of permitted users, especially on the weekends, and the coaching staff must repair the ﬁeld from that use. The biggest advantage that comes with the partnership is the lights on ﬁelds that usually don’t have them at public high schools, Fribush said. It allows the school to schedule a number of night games, allowing parents better opportunities to watch their children play. It also gives coaches the ability to hold practices later in the afternoon. Blake still must budget between $30,000 and $45,000 per year to pay for ﬁeld maintenance, as the county does not maintain the Bermuda grass stadium or ﬁeld hockey ﬁelds. All in all, Fribush acknowledged that it is a positive relationship for both the school and Parks and Planning and that Blake’s ﬁelds are in excellent condition.
With the school year set to begin this month and many of the fall sports being contested outdoors, high school athletes at Montgomery County Public Schools will, perhaps, be able to participate at facilities superior to those in neighboring Prince George’s County. In some instances, private funding paved the way for those differences. While a handful of MCPS high schools have transitioned from natural grass fields to artificial turf courtesy of the taxpayers, several schools have received upgrades that were largely privately-funded. Thomas S. Wootton High School has a turf ﬁeld that cost $1.3 million, of which $900,000 was paid for by the Bethesda Soccer Club. Wootton parents raised another $200,000 and the taxpayers paid the remaining $200,000, according to Bethesda Soccer Club president Greg Dillon. “It was amazing what the parent booster club could do,” Wootton soccer coach Keith Yanity said. “They probably campaigned for a year to raise the money. They did everything from holding fundraisers to literally going door-to-door. It’s certainly not something that every school or community can do.” During the past three years, the Montgomery County Board of Education oversaw more than 100 projects that were privately funded, nearly 20 percent of which cost $10,000 or more. Damascus High School replaced its scoreboard at a cost of $110,000 and Winston Churchill got a new one for $80,000, with both schools generating the revenue through private donations and parent-teacher association fun-
draising efforts, according to the Montgomery County Board of Education President Phil Kauffman. “Damascus parents and alumni have always been very passionate about their athletic programs, especially football,” Damascus High School Athletic Director Joe Doody said. “It probably wasn’t easy for them to raise the money, but they all had a goal in mind. You probably see that a lot more often at private schools where an alum just shows up one day and writes the school a check for a new ﬁeld or new gym.” Several other of the county’s public high schools also received private funds for athletic venue improvements over the last four years. While none of them compare to the $1.3 million turf ﬁeld at Wootton, a handful of schools received roughly $200,000 in private funds to install or replace equipment for athletic events, according to Kauffman, after the board approved a total budget of $2.28 million for the upcoming ﬁscal year. The Northwest High School PTA paid $40,000 for the school’s electronic scoreboard upgrade. Clarksburg’s booster club raised $30,000 to build new dugouts for the baseball and softball teams. Poolesville’s booster club ponied up $25,000 for a press box and storage shed. Seneca Valley purchased a new scoreboard for $22,000 thanks to its independent activity fund. Montgomery Blair’s booster club raised $17,500 to replace its stadium scoreboard. All Maryland public schools can apply for grants through the Maryland State Department of Education. Each year over 50 companies and an equal number of family foundations/ memorial funds provide grants and other sources of funding, according to the department’s website. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rob Osborne of Germantown (right), who played high school football at Damascus and Clarksburg, works out with former Washington Redskins player Jonathan Combs on July 29 at Thomas S. Wootton High School.
Continued from Page A-1 Adriana Colback stepped forward. Brand is a ﬁnancial adviser with Financial Advantage Associates in Rockville and Colback is a ﬁnancial adviser with Edward Jones Investments in Olney. Although they were both a valuable source of information, they did not provide ﬁnancial advice to the club. Silverstein created a general partnership for tax purposes, and opened a brokerage account for the club with Firstrade, an online discount brokerage. Each member contributed $100 to the investment account, meaning the adult group and teen group each had $1,000 to invest. The club met monthly from
January through July at Longwood Recreation Center. Each group evaluated suggested stocks and voted to select the stock they would purchase. The teens chose to purchase 13 shares of Starbucks stock at $74.49 per share; the adults opted for 103 shares of Gladstone Capital at $9.73 each. The group learned principles of and strategies for investing such as when to buy, when to sell, beneﬁt versus risk, criteria for picking a stock and how stock prices are calculated. They also learned the mechanics of investing, such as commission fees, discount brokerages, how to calculate return on investment and learning from the analysts. At the final meeting, held July 29 in Colback’s ofﬁce, the club members calculated the return on their investment and
sold their stocks at their “sellabration.” The teens had gained $45.61 on their initial investment, plus $3.73 in quarterly dividends for a total gain of $49.34. The adults had gained $24.18, plus $36.05 in monthly dividends, for a total gain of $60.23. “It was so ironic how close it was,” Silverstein said. “We couldn’t have planned that.” “The overall result was a gain of $109.22 on a $2,000 investment or approximately 5.5 percent in just six months,” she said. “Since the net return on investment between the groups was so close, the club members decided to distribute the proceeds evenly among the 20 members.” Each club member received $105.46. She said the exercise was primarily for educational purposes,
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not to make a killing on the market. “Although it did gain,” she said. “It may not seem like a lot, but it’s more than if that money was in a bank account.” Laura Lampshire participated with her sons, Jared, 16, and Nathan, 14. “It was good to teach them about investing young, and how their money will grow over time,” Lampshire said. “Students and young adults don’t learn to do this in school, and I wanted my sons to have a good base.” She said sometimes the concepts were difﬁcult for the teens to understand, but the experts did a great job of explaining them. Nathan said he walked in with no knowledge about investments, and can now tell if stocks are going to be good, risky or
slow-growth, and whether they will make money in the long run. “I learned to buy and sell stocks, so that was a good experience,” he said. Jared said he learned that you couldn’t assume you will get back what you put it in. “It’s kind of like gambling,” he said. “But if you invest early and not wait until you are older, it will increase in value.” Lampshire said she plans to work with both boys to set up online accounts, starting with their $105.46. They will then add money each month, and invest with the knowledge they now have. Colback, the mother of three young children, said she wanted to offer her help because she ﬁrmly believes children should learn about investments. “I think this was very worthwhile hands-on exercise for
Harriette H. Hobbs was born on January 3, 1934 in Franklin, Virginia. She graduated Salutatorian of her class at Franklin High School, and then attended William & Mary College, where she earned a BA in Psychology. During her time there, she was elected President of her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, and appeared as a model in Mademoiselle Magazine. After Harriette graduated in 1955, she moved up to northern Virginia to teach at Hollin Hills School in Fairfax County. In the summer of 1957, a friend arranged a blind date for her with a young lawyer named Charlie Hobbs. It went well; 3 weeks later they were engaged, and six months later married. They moved to Chevy Chase, Maryland, in 1965 and have lived a happily married life there ever since. Harriette was more than a “home maker”. She was a “family maker.” Almost every night she prepared a gourmet, home-cooked meal as a family event. Besides gourmet cooking and her children, her passions were the Chevy Chase Garden Club, the Chevy Chase Historical Society, and planning family trips. She also sang in church choirs, first at Chevy Chase Baptist and later Fourth Presbyterian.
Continued from Page A-1 “He was practically Pakistani,” Weinstein said. But Warren Weinstein, 72, was kidnapped Aug. 13, 2011, in Lahore by members of al-Qaida, four days before he was scheduled to return to the home in Rockville where he and Elaine have lived since 1977. Now, it’s been three years since Elaine has heard from the man who used to call her every night, no matter where he was in the world during a lifetime of traveling and working to help other people. He always sent them postcards from wherever he went, said their daughter Jennifer Coakley of Clarksburg. On each one, he wrote incredible descriptions about what he was doing, as well as lessons and facts about wherever he was, she said. And he always picked out the most beautiful local stamps, sometimes buying several cheaper stamps so that he could get more on each postcard, she said. He always came home at least twice a year, Coakley said, and when he couldn’t come home he tried to Skype with her children, ages 6 and 10, as often as possible. Even though their father was so far away, often on the other side of the world, it never felt like
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(From left) Jennifer Coakley of Clarksburg, Elaine Weinstein of Rockville and Alisa Weinstein of Chicago stand next to a tree with three yellow ribbons in front of Elaine Weinstein’s Rockville home. that, said Elaine and Warren’s other daughter, Alisa Weinstein of Chicago. Because of his previously frequent communications, the worst part since his kidnapping has been the “utter and complete silence,” she said. They have seen him once, in a video released Dec. 25, in which he looked bearded and haggard as he asked President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to take the steps necessary to secure his release. At ﬁrst, she and her daughters were relieved to see the video and know he was alive, but then they saw what he looked like and were “extremely distressed,” Elaine Weinstein said. Her husband is usually very
57 years after that blind date, Harriette could boast of four successful daughters and their husbands, and 12 grandchildren, ranging from 6 months to 17 years old. The funeral took place at the Fourth Presbyterian Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Lisner Home, 5425 Western Ave., Washington D.C. 20015. 1933480
animated when he talks, she said, but in the video he sits very still as he talks into the camera. But she takes comfort in the fact that he was coherent. Alisa Weinstein said the possibility of her father being kidnapped had crossed her mind, but she was more concerned about him ﬂying regularly and driving on rural roads in foreign countries. She had told him about a month before his kidnapping that she was worried about him, but he waved off her concerns. Warren Weinstein was working for J.E. Austin Associates of Arlington, Va., at the time of his kidnapping, after previously having worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, along with other organizations. Austin Associates advises governments, nonprofits and others on how to grow their businesses and increase competitiveness. Neither the company nor the State Department returned calls seeking comment. Rep. John Delaney (D-Dist. 6) of Potomac has been vocal in his efforts to get Weinstein, one of his constituents, released. In June, Delaney introduced a House resolution calling on the Obama administration to use “all the lawful tools at its disposal” to get Weinstein home and to make the safe return of all U.S. citizens abroad a “top priority.” Delaney said Friday he has regular discussions with the
everyone,” she said. “For me, I learned that you can’t treat young people as adults. They came in with their own ideas.” Silverstein said it was sometimes a challenge to teach ﬁnancial literacy to teens, because it is so difﬁcult for them to see into the future. “Brooke now wants to open up a Roth I.R.A., and start putting $150 in it each month,” she said. “She saw on a chart how much money she could make in 30 years, but that is a tough concept, knowing that she won’t be able to touch that money.” Silverstein said she documented the program, and would be happy to share it and offer consultation with other groups who may like to start a similar program. She can be reached at email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org State Department and the FBI about Weinstein, and is pressing them to do all they can in the case. He’s convinced the administration is doing all it can, but conceded that it’s difficult to quantify. “The only thing I can judge is whether he’s home,” Delaney said. Along with pushing his own government to do more to get Weinstein home, Delaney said, he wants the Pakistani government to make sure it’s doing everything it can and said his ofﬁce isn’t sure that’s the case. “I think it’s our view that they could do more,” Delaney said. Elaine Weinstein said the family is thankful to Delaney, as well as Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D) of Baltimore and Benjamin Cardin (D) of Pikesville for their support. But the family can only hope the government is doing all that it can to get her husband home. “We have to take it on faith,” she said. Delaney said he doesn’t believe the political ﬁrestorm unleashed when the administration negotiated the release of captive Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl held in Afghanistan by the Taliban has changed White House’s interest in getting Weinstein home. The administration’s decision to release ﬁve Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay to secure Bergdahl’s release brought rebukes from Republicans. Delaney said he can’t speak publicly about much of the information he’s received about Weinstein’s case, but he’s received no insight into why Weinstein was captured. Weinstein has been a lifelong public servant working on aid projects all over the world, and Delaney said he’s seen nothing in his portfolio to indicate why he may have been a target. Alisa Weinstein said her family can only speculate about why her father was taken. “That’s the thing that causes a lot of distress is that there are no answers,” she said. email@example.com
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RELIGION CALENDAR ONGOING Agape African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7700 Brink
Road, Gaithersburg, conducts Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Communion celebration on ﬁrst Sundays, men leading worship on second Sundays, youth leading worship on third Sundays. “You’ll Get Through This” Bible Study from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 301-924-8640; agapeamec.org.
Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St.,
Betts, Williams Christine Sheridan Betts of Silver Spring and Ocean City and Kirk Howard Betts of Bethesda announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Sheridan Betts, to Jeffrey David Williams. Abigail is the Director of Development at the HoltonArms School in Bethesda. She is a 1998 alumna of the HoltonArms School and received her BA in Norwegian Language and Nordic Studies from St. Olaf College in Northﬁeld, Minn., in
2002. Jeffrey Williams hails from Texas, where he graduated from San Angelo Central High School in 1994. He received his BA and MA in Political Science from the University of North Texas and his PhD from the University of Arizona. He is an International Trade Specialist with the Department of Commerce. They will be married in Ocean City surrounded by their closest family and friends. The couple will reside in Rockville.
Liverman, Gillette Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Liverman Jr. of Gaithersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Samantha Liverman, to John Matthew Gillette, son of John and Dorothy Gillette of Jacksonville, Fla. The bride-to-be earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University and her master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She most recently
was employed by Fairfax County Public Schools as a third grade teacher. The prospective groom graduated from the University of Florida and is currently a captain in the United States Army. The wedding will be held at the The Lodge and Club at Ponte Vedra in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on Sept. 13, 2014. The couple will reside in Germany.
HEALTH CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13 Zumba Gold, 1 p.m. to 1:45
p.m., Aug. 13 through Sept. 17, Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Second Floor, Bethesda. Intended for the active senior, Zumba Gold is a fun, safe, and effective Latin and international inspired ﬁtness program that is easy to follow and can be done seated or standing. Dress comfortably. $60. For more information, visit suburbanhospital.org.
Helping Yourself and Others Survive after the Loss of a Loved One, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Friendship
Heights Community Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Learning about the process of grief can help us understand our thoughts, emotions and experiences during this difﬁcult time. Brought to you by Montgomery Hospice, this workshop provides an opportunity to discuss ways of coping for ourselves and strategies to help a grieving friend. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and to learn from each
other. Free. For more information, visit suburbanhospital.org.
THURSDAY, AUG. 14 Girls on the Run: Heartsaver CPR Refresher Class, 4 p.m. to 6
p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Suburban Hospital Lambert Bldg (Second Floor), 8710 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. This class is designed for Girls on the Run coaches whose CPR credentials have recently expired. The class will not include AED training. For GOTR coaches only. Participants must contact Suburban-On-Call at 301-896-3939 to register for the class. Latest CPR expiration date required. $20. For more information, visit suburbanhospital.org.
SATURDAY, AUG. 16 Girls on the Run: First Aid, 8 a.m. to noon, Suburban Hospital Lambert Bldg (Second Floor), 8710 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Receive instruction on ﬁrst aid and learn the treatment of bleeding, burns, broken bones and more.
This course is for GOTR coaches only. PLEASE NOTE: If you require the class workbook, it can be purchased the day of the class for $14. Checks and cash accepted. $20. For more information, visit suburbanhospital.org. AARP Smart Driver Course, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Suburban Hospital CR4 (Second Floor), 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Learn defensive driving techniques, new trafﬁc laws and the rules of the road. Appropriate for drivers age 50 and older. The fee, due at the class, is $15 for members, $20 for non-members; checks are to be made out to AARP. Bring driver’s license and a ballpoint pen. To register for this event, call 301-896-3939. DO NOT PAY FOR THIS CLASS WITH A CREDIT CARD. YOU MUST BRING A CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO AARP TO THE CLASS.
SUNDAY, AUG. 17 Childbirth Express at Medstar Montgomery, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
MedStar Montgomery Medical
Center, 18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney. This condensed version will prepare couples for their labor and birth experience. Class is presented in lecture/video format. To enhance what you learn, hands-on instruction available by taking the Lamaze Techniques class. Hospital tour included. $75. For more information, visit medstarhealth. org or call 301-774-8881.
MONDAY, AUG. 18 Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,
Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. This ongoing, monthly support group is open to all prostate cancer patients, their families and friends and provides an opportunity to gain new knowledge and share common concerns. Guest speakers alternate with informal discussions among participants. Drop-ins welcome; for information call Susan Jacobstein at 301896-6837.
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. damascusumc.org. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, offers services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. each Sunday, with Sunday School for all ages scheduled at 10 a.m. Child care is offered from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A fellowship and coffee hour follows the 8:30 a.m. service. 301-365-5733, elcbethesda.org. Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georiga Ave.,
Wheaton, offers an informal Sunday morning worship service at 9 a.m., followed by a traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m. Child care is available from 9 a.m. to noon. Hospitality time is at 9:45 a.m. in the Garden Entrance. El Buen Samaritano offers a Spanish service at Noon. Communion is Celebrated the ﬁrst Sunday of the month. For more information, call 301-9498383. Visit HughesUMC.org. Kemptown United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown
Church Road, Monrovia, conducts a contemporary service at 8 a.m. followed by a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, with children’s Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and adult Sunday school at 11 a.m. For more information, call 301253-1768. Visitkemptownumc. org.
Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old Colum-
bia 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. 301-4219166. For a schedule of events, visit libertygrovechurch.org. “MOPS,” a faith-based support group for mothers of children, birth through kindergarten, meets from 9-11:30 a.m. the ﬁrst and third Wednesdays of the month at the Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Drive, Frederick. Child care is provided. For more in-
formation call 301-662-1819. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neelsville Presbyterian Church, 20701 Frederick Road,
Germantown, offers summer service at 10 a.m. on Sundays throughout the summer. “Parenting from the Proverbs: A Summer Discussion Group for Parents,” will run all summer Sundays at 9 a.m. with classes available for children as well. Babysitting provided. Enroll your child in our Vacation Bible School program Aug. 4-9. The theme is Weird Animals. For sign-up and other information, neelsville.org or call 301-9723916. 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. Call 301-881-7275. For a schedule of events, visit TrinityELCA.org.
Chancel choir auditions and rehearsals, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays
at Liberty Grove Methodist Church, 15225 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Call 301421-9166 or visit 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 kncf. org. Geneva Presbyterian Church, potluck lunches at
11:30 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at 11931 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. There is no fee to attend. All are welcome to bring a dish to share; those not bringing dishes are also welcome. Call 301-4244346.
The Rev. Kenneth S. Jones, who served as pastor of Faith Church from 1967 to 1977 will celebrate his 95th birthday as the pulpit guest, preaching at 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship services on Sunday, Aug. 17. His sermon topic will be “Where Have All The Ministers Gone?” There will be a birthday reception following the 10 a.m. service. Faith United Methodist Church is located at 6810 Montrose Road, Rockville. 301881-1881.
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Survey gives us serious information to think about As parents prepare to send children off to school this month, they can’t help but worry. Will they study hard and learn? Will they ﬁt in socially? And, the increasingly unsettling anxiety, will they be safe at school? Now, Montgomery County parents can glean greater insight into what happens when students leave their homes for the day. This year, for the ﬁrst time, a Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey has statistics speciﬁc to Montgomery. The survey, which Maryland does every two years as part of a federal initiative, covers a universe of risks, dangers and emotions — what youths do and how they feel about these actions and their learning environment. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland’s secretary of health and mental hygiene, wrote that the ﬁndings “will help state and local agencies, educators, businesses, students, parents and other key stakeholders develop and reﬁne initiatives targeted at improving the health and well-being of Maryland youth.” If you’re unprepared, the Montgomery results read like a heavy storm that won’t relent. Among high school students: • 8.3 percent said they never or rarely wear a seat belt while a passenger in a motor vehicle. • 19.2 percent rode one or more times in the past 30 days with someone who drank alcohol • 7.1 percent of students who drove in the last 30 days did so after drinking alcohol • 31.3 percent of students who drove in the last 30 days sent a text or email while doing so (that increases to 55.7 percent for those who were 18 or older) • 10.9 percent carried a weapon in the last 30 days and 3.9 percent did so on school property • 5.8 percent didn’t go to school in the last 30 days because they felt unsafe at school or on the way to or from school • 8.1 percent were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property in the last 12 months • 9.3 percent were physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to (that increases to 14.5 percent for females who were 18 or older). These are stark, sobering ﬁgures — especially the last category, which appears to describe rape. There has been widespread attention lately on the prevalence of sexual assaults on college campuses. This report reminds us that it’s a serious problem even before children go off to live on their own. The report on statewide high school results said there are good and bad trends. The good includes more time on healthy physical activity and fewer students who have ever drank alcohol. The bad includes more use of smokeless tobacco and more use of needles to inject illegal drugs. These surveys are voluntary and anonymous to elicit more candid replies — although there’s no guarantee that all of the answers were truthful. Still, they give us a strong foundation for insight into what happens in young people’s lives. Montgomery’s middle-school data was equally revealing: • 51.1 percent of students who rode a bike never or rarely wear a helmet (including 73 percent for boys at least 14 years old) • 24.5 percent have carried a weapon • 44.4 percent have been bullied on school property and 18.2 percent have been electronically bullied • 17 percent have thought seriously about killing themselves • 9.3 percent had not had breakfast in the past seven days • 23.8 percent felt sad and hopeless for at least two weeks in a row and stopped participating in their usual activities. We also saw some encouraging results. Only 5.9 percent of middle-schoolers did not wear a seat belt in a motor vehicle and just 3.4 percent reported smoking a whole cigarette before age 11. Both of these ﬁgures might have been higher in earlier eras, before society got wiser and more aggressive about personal health and safety. County ofﬁcials plan to dig into the results this fall to see what they can improve. We encourage everyone to read through these surveys. The state and local results can be found at http://tinyurl.com/obj98gj. For parents, information like this is further proof that it can be a confusing, challenging world out there, often out of our control. We do our best at home and hope our children are smart enough when they leave us to make the best decisions for themselves.
LETTERS TOT HE EDITOR
Story misrepresented Twinbrook projects In response to The Gazette’s Aug. 6 article “Twinbrook projects rile some neighbors,” The JBG Companies ﬁrst would like to emphasize that we are proud of the work we have done in Twinbrook, not only in our developments, but in our work to bring a renewed spirit to the community. Our latest mixed-use projects — The Alaire, The Terano and Galvan at Twinbrook — bring new restaurants and retail, along with transit-oriented residences that are transforming the area. That said, I would like to correct a number of inaccuracies in the story. JBG was not asked to respond to the allegation that we “reneged” on a deal to build condos. We have not. The land occupied by The Alaire and The Terano is owned by WMATA and is under lease to JBG. Such a ground lease
precludes owner-occupied condominiums and JBG never represented otherwise. Both communities are part of Twinbrook Station, our 2.2 million-square-foot development around the Twinbrook Metro. Plans call for signiﬁcantly more residential units and a condo component is expected in the future. Galvan was long-planned as a rental community. There was also reference to an absence of park space. In fact, JBG has built a oneacre public park at 5601 Fishers Lane. A second park, a village green space nearer the Metro station, is in the works and will be used to host community events. It should be noted that all JBG’s development in Twinbrook was approved through a lengthy process by the city of Rockville years ago. JBG initiated a community dialogue in 2000 and community
input was incorporated. Plans for The Terano were approved in April 2005 and have since undergone at least four amendments by city planning staff. Galvan was similarly approved via public process in 2012. As a founding member of the Twinbrook Partnership, a private neighborhood and business alliance that promotes Twinbrook, JBG is an involved member of the community. We are honored to provide support for environmental programs, biking initiatives and charitable efforts, as well as the Twinbrook Community Center, Twinbrook Elementary School and the Twinbrook Farmers Market. It’s a shame that The Gazette story included more sensationalism than fact.
Rod Lawrence The writer is a partner for The JBG Companies
Without regulation, fair competition is impossible Much has been said about how companies like Uber and Lyft are giving the taxi industry a jolt of innovation and competition. However, their blatant disregard for the laws and regulations governing their service is not true competition — it’s anticompetitive and creates an unlevel playing ﬁeld that hurts consumers and licensed taxi drivers. Barwood is well-known for its cutting edge technology innovations, which provide our customers greater access to safe and affordable transportation service. Customers can order a cab with a phone call, text message, email, through our website and even from our mobile app. Yes, that’s right — we have a mobile app, too, but we’re still regulated as a taxi company. Uber falsely claims that regulation stiﬂes innovation. But Barwood’s technology innovations have taken place under stringent state and local regulations governing the for-hire transportation industry. Our vehicles must be inspected multiple times
each year. The government decides who is best qualiﬁed to drive taxis safely, based on a series of criteria. The fares we charge passengers are regulated and we’re required to carry appropriate levels of commercial liability insurance to protect passengers. These are just some of the rules Uber refuses to follow. We welcome the competition from Uber. But fair competition is impossible when companies like Uber don’t play by the rules. Just like Barwood, Uber transports passengers for a fee. They are a taxi service. Look at this way: Two boxers enter the ring for a match, but one has his hands tied behind his back and the other can do whatever he wants, even hitting below the belt. This is exactly the situation with Uber. They have entered the taxi industry with little regard for the existing regulations licensed companies must follow. They break the law every day. For-hire transportation regulations
protect customers and ensure that our drivers, taxicabs, and roads are safe. I applaud the Maryland Public Service Commission’s recent ruling that Uber is indeed a “common carrier.” While this is a step in the right direction, we still have to wait and see how, if at all, the state and local jurisdictions will actually regulate Uber. In the meantime, Barwood has joined other Maryland taxi companies in a lawsuit against Uber to ensure fair competition and protect the safety of our customers and the livelihoods of our drivers. If Uber and other companies want to operate in this industry, they should have to comply with the same insurance, inspection, and licensing regulations required by the local jurisdictions. Anything less is unfair and unacceptable.
Lee Barnes The writer is the president of Barwood Taxi in Kensington
Turnout percentage doesn’t reﬂect voter rolls Regarding your July 30 editorial “Electoral review wins our vote,” I agree that more must be done to increase voter turnout. However, the ofﬁcial Board of Elections percentage of 16.2 percent participation is misleading. The number of registered voters in Montgomery County is much higher than the actual eligible number. The voting lists have not been
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purged in many years. For example, my two adult daughters have not lived or voted in the county for many years, and yet they continue to be listed as eligible, even though one lives in England and the other in Florida. I was under the mistaken assumption that if you didn’t vote in two or three of the last elections, your name was removed from the lists. That is not
true! A name may be removed from the eligible list if a sample ballot is returned to the Board of Elections with such information. Or if someone registers to vote in another jurisdiction/ state, that entity is supposed to notify Montgomery County. Or if someone dies, the Social Security Administration is supposed to notify the state, and then the state is supposed to notify the local
jurisdiction. Do any of these steps actually happen? How are these processes audited? The Montgomery County Board of Elections takes the position that they would prefer to err on the side of keeping ineligible names on the voting list than disenfranchise possible voters. That is not an unreasonable position. But are they taking steps to mini-
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mize this probable discrepancy? And when they report voter participation, shouldn’t they try to explain that it is a probable mischacterization? Most of my friends and neighbors take voting very seriously. I believe that most eligible Montgomery County voters try to participate.
Jim Marrinan, Rockville
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There’s another side to voting recommendations I read with great interest your editorial on the Montgomery County Council’s Right to Vote Task Force (“Electoral review wins our vote,” July 30). I am the vice chair of that task force, one of only two conservatives in its current 12-person membership. As such, I wrote many of the minority reports and cast many of the votes in opposition to the recommendations. Therefore, please allow me to explain where I part company from your
general support of the 59 recommendations of the task force. A few of the recommendations submitted are reasonable, especially the one on fair redistricting, which would eliminate the current Democrat gerrymandering and align voting districts in a more nonpartisan way. Where I have substantial differences with other task force recommendations — and your editorial endorsing them — are in the proposals to extend the
franchise to groups which do not presently possess it. As you point out, the objective of the task force is to increase voter participation, not necessarily increase the number of voters. Yet that is precisely what the following proposals would not do, as they are exclusively focused on expanding the franchise, not turning out more of those who already possess it: • Give voting rights to minors in local elections starting at ages 16 and 17
• Give felons the right to register to vote while still incarcerated and give convicted felons the actual right to vote while on probation or parole • Give non-citizens the right to vote in local and county elections. These proposals have one thing in common: They are all outside the provisions of both Maryland and U.S. law and, as such, would require at least legislative action and in some instances, constitutional
amendment — all well beyond the reach of the Montgomery County Council. While that seems obvious, perhaps less obvious is the likely effect of the task force’s failure to require proof of U.S. citizenship before voting. Not doing so opens the back door to allowing aliens (legal and illegal) to infringe the most precious right of citizenship — the right to vote. In summary, I believe the only way to increase voter participation, keep the 47 percent of
Marylanders who told a recent poll they’d like to leave the state because of all the taxes, and retain businesses who are already exiting is to end one-party rule and thus bring balance back to state and local governments. That power is already in the voters’ hands.
Gary Featheringham, North Potomac The writer is vice chair of the Montgomery County Right to Vote Task Force
Right to Vote Task Force report should stimulate discussion The League of Women Voters would like to alert the public that the Montgomery County Council has received (and posted on its website) the initial report of its Right to Vote Task Force. We think the recommendations of the task force will be of general interest, particularly with regard to the reasons for low voter turnout in the recent primary election. We look forward to the council conducting a thorough study of this
report, including its scheduling of a public forum on Sept. 23, to educate the public about the issues addressed and to hear additional views. The League of Women Voters stands ready to participate fully in the process and hopes that other organizations that are concerned about strengthening our democracy and encouraging more people to vote will also become involved. From our experience in voter education, we know that
one of the main reasons that citizens do not vote is that they are unfamiliar with the candidates and issues. To address this need for information, the League will publish its nonpartisan Voters’ Guide and an online version at www.VOTE411.org. [It] covers all the candidates and explains the ballot questions in plain language. We will also hold a forum for candidates for the Board of Education on Sept. 29.
Blair Lee got it wrong on deportation order Blair Lee misunderstands — or misrepresents — President Obama’s 2012 executive order regarding deportation of undocumented children (“By heart or by head?,” July 30). That order applied only to children who had been brought to this country by their parents and had lived here for at least ﬁve years. The executive order does not cover the children pouring into the country this year, so could not have “exacerbated the problem” nor caused the numbers of unaccompanied,
undocumented children to “skyrocket.” The two principal factors that have increased the numbers of undocumented children are: (1) the unrelenting climate of gang-related violence in several Central American nations and (2) increased awareness of the law signed by President Bush in 2008 to provide appropriate protection and a careful evaluation process for children who are caught crossing the border illegally.
Robert Tiller, Silver Spring
We hope that candidates for other ofﬁces will also agree to participate in forums. In addition, the League is ready to assist groups with dynamic and knowledgeable speakers who can explain the ballot questions and facilitate group discussions or provide more basic explanation about the functions of county government and the role played by each of the ofﬁces that voters will see on the ballot. The task force made a
number of recommendations regarding voter registration and voter education. While those may require some time to consider and implement, we are prepared to act now to help citizens become registered. The League of Women Voters will participate in National Voter Registration Day on September 23, 2014. We invite other organizations to partner with us in helping residents ensure that their voter
registration information is up-to-date to avoid delays at the polling place on Election Day. We urge The Gazette to provide advance coverage of this event as a service to its readers, so that they can take advantage of the convenient voter registration activity that day.
Linna Barnes, Chevy Chase The writer is president of The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, MD, Inc.
U.S. aid supports Israel’s war crimes After reading your article about a Montgomery County church sending aid to Gaza (“Bethesda church reaches out to Gaza hospital,” July 23) and the constant news of Israel’s war against Gaza, I feel moved to write the following: It is very troubling to me that my tax dollars are being used to slaughter Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel is committing, again and again, war crimes against the Palestinians. The $3 billion in annual aid to
Israel that the U.S. has committed to is allowing Israel to unleash horrible amounts of weapons upon the Palestinian people in the land of Israel. It seems clear that Israel’s goal is the eradication of Palestinians from the land of Israel, which historically was Arab land. The U.S. Congress and the president have sided with Israel in this goal. What a tragedy for the U.S. and Israel. Both countries are carrying out illegal wars at great cost to the people of Israel and the
U.S. Palestinians want to live in peace, but Israel continues to suppress and oppress the people of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. In frustration and outrage at this injustice, Palestinians have fought back militarily after years of trying nonviolent, legal protest. My heart mourns for Palestinians and Israelis and for my part in this tragedy.
Mary Ellen Atkinson, Sandy Spring
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Knights use yoga to prepare for the upcoming season BY
ERIC GOLDWEIN STAFF WRITER
For an hour the athletes are silent, barely moving from their designated spots in the Wheaton High School lower gymnasium. There’s no running, there’s no heavy lifting and there’s no competition. It’s not a typical football workout. But after committing this summer to the twice-aweek routine, yoga, they said they are feeling healthy and ﬁt heading into the preseason. “You wouldn’t think yoga can work you out but once you start getting into it and actually doing it you
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Our Lady of Good Counsel High School quarterback Andres Castillo practices Sunday.
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NFL coach’s son started second half of 2013, on pace to start this fall BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
There probably aren’t many high school quarterbacks who are on a ﬁrst name basis with the National Football League’s elite. But our Lady of Good Counsel High School junior Andres Castillo is one of them. The son of Baltimore Ravens offensive line coach Juan Castillo — he previously spent 18 years on the Philadelphia Eagles’ staff — has had the unique opportunity to spend time with and learn from a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Baltimore’s Joe Flacco. Castillo, who lives in Glenelg, transferred in to Good Counsel from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia last fall and was the Falcons’ starting quarterback by mid-season. “I talk to Joe a lot,” Castillo said. “Joe and [backup quarterback] Tyrod [Taylor]. I got to work out with Tyrod in California for a whole weekend.Theyhavealotofknowledgeandthey bring it to me. They give me a lot of pointers, it’s
a really unique experience.” But it’s not Castillo’s connections that make him a special player, Good Counsel coach Bob Milloy said, though his football IQ has certainly beneﬁtted from growing up around a coaching dad and the professional game. Rather it’s the dual-threat quarterback’s work ethic and discipline and the way he’s truly embraced the tremendous learning opportunity he’s been afforded to be the best quarterback he can. Castillo completed eight of 16 pass attempts for 151 yards in Good Counsel’s one-point loss to rival DeMatha Catholic in last year’s Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semiﬁnals. The defeat ended the Falcons’ four-year reign atop the league. Milloy said Castillo “played like a champion” in the game and earned to No. 1 quarterback status heading into this year’s training camp. But the two expect sophomore and Potomac resident Travis Nannen, who was brought up to varsity as a freshman late last fall, to play a sizeable role in the this season’s effort to regain Good Counsel’s status as WCAC
champion as well. Milloy said he will know a lot more once he sees the two in live action when scrimmages start next week. “It’s great to have two guys who can push each other,” Milloy said. “An old coach once told me, ‘The best coach is the bench,’ because they don’t want to be on the bench. It’s a great motivator, it’s the best motivator. Travis was the No. 1 quarterback in the area in eighth grade. We want to try and play both of them. It’s like baseball, you bring in the reliever if one guy’s not hot.” Though they possess similar styles, Milloy said, Castillo and Nannen also boast different strengths. At 5-foot-11, Castillo is quicker on his feet and might thrive more in an option offense setup. The multifaceted play caller said he has spenttheoffseasonimprovinghisspeed.His40yard dash time dropped from 5.1 seconds at the JacksonvilleUnderArmourCombineinJanuary to 4.8 last month. But it was also his passing that
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Rule changes emphasizing player safety have altered practices BY
KENT ZAKOUR STAFF WRITER
As thousands of high school studentathletes begin fall practice Wednesday throughout Maryland, they should consider themselves lucky. The 2012 law that required school systems to adopt heat acclimatization guidelines for preseason activities has, for all intents and purposes, eliminated traditional two-a-day practices. Aside from my jealousy factor, the rule changes to limit contact and time spent in the heat, and evolving attitudes and knowledge about concussions and overall athlete safety have altered sports at all levels. Starting this year, Montgomery County Public Schools — for the ﬁrst time — will have an
athletic trainer at all 25 high schools. When I was playing high school football 11 years ago, one of my friends complained of mild headaches during an August practice. We wondered why because he wasn’t KENT ZAKOUR a starter and we never ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR saw him get hit hard in practice. So, we, as teammates and a few coaches, gave him a hard time about being “soft” and told “him to suck it up.” We ﬁgured he was just tired or a little dehydrated. It was the culture — even at the high school level — of the game then. But his headaches persisted and he eventually went to the doctor, where was diagnosed with a concussion and was required to sit out of
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Wheaton High School senior football player Tommy Cortes performs yoga on Tuesday at the school.
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Study shows number of brain injuries in high school athletes doubled between 2005-12
practice for a few weeks. He seemed ﬁne, however, and even he felt like he should be back out on the ﬁeld. My how times have changed. Now, with all of the emphasis on concussions — whether brought about for actual player safety reasons or solely ﬁnancially motivated by the National Football League — we probably wouldn’t have pressured our friend. I’m sure, with an athletic trainer on campus, he would’ve been properly diagnosed much earlier. Times have changed in the newspaper industry as well. At The Gazette, as you may have seen, we are striving to be more hyper-local than ever. So in our ﬁve county editions (Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville and Silver Spring) expect to see a focus on area-speciﬁc stories. In addition to our weekly Wednesday
With Wednesday’s ﬁrst day of practice for fall sports across Montgomery County Public Schools comes the return of a prevalent issue that has swept the sporting world more intensely in recent years: Concussions. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way a person’s brain functions, according to the Mayo Clinic. And although most concussions are a result of a hit to the head — which is why people associate them most with contact sports like football — they are actually caused bythebrainhittingtheskullandcanbesustainedbyamere jolt to the head or upper body. As more studies reveal — and former professional athletes speak out about — the possible long-term effects of the traumatic brain injuries, there has been a strong push to promote concussion prevention. But the truth is, there’s no way to avoid concussions completely. The best way to
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Continued from Page B-1 deal with surfacing data and the fear that’s accompanied it, is education, coaches agreed. A study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine revealed the number of concussions among high school athletesdoubledfrom2005-12but someresearchers attributethatincrease to more awareness.
Can’t know what they can’t see inside Amajordangertoaconcussed individual is second impact syndrome, which occurs when a successive concussion is sustained before symptoms to the original have subsided. And the problem with trying to prevent this potentially fatal occurrence is there’s no foolproof test to conﬁrm when an athlete is ready to return to the playing ﬁeld or court. “If you break your ankle, you X-ray it and you X-ray it until it’s not broken anymore,” Walt Whitman High School football coach Jim Kuhn said. “There’s no test to see if your brain has a concussion.” In 2013 MCPS began funding mandatory baseline concussion testing — these assess an athlete’s balance and brain function — for all student-athletes in an effort to reduce the risk of athletes returning to competition too quickly. Another way for the county to support student-athletes’ safety is through equipment, Richard Montgomery football coach Josh Klotz said. Technology is constantly changing and new and more effective equipment is always surfacing. Thanks to the support of its boosters Richard Montgomery football received more than $5,000 in new helmets this fall. It’s possible headgear might become a requirement on the soccer ﬁeld at some point as well, coaches said.
Heads up Last year the National Federation of State High School Association partnered with USA Football to endorse the organization’s Heads Up Football program, which is geared toward promoting tackling mechanics that aim to reduce helmet contact. While the push is a high proﬁle one, Klotz said these techniques have been taught by Montgomery
County coaches for ﬁve to seven years under a different moniker. And it’s not just because they’re safer, they’re actually better, he said. Klotz said it’s also reached the youth organizations which is extremely important. The key to maintaining the proper technique —notleadingwiththehead,more shoulder to body contact — is repetition, coaches agreed. If bad habits are there, they can be broken, Kuhn said. Kuhn and Klotz agreed that the majority of their athletes are ﬁrst-time football players when theyenterninthgradesotheystart with a clean slate but even with experienced players they stressed the importance of taking the time to break down the tackle and work on strengthening the individual aspects that go into creating one single hit. Coaches in all sports have been encouraged to work with athletes on upper body, shoulder and neck strength to minimize neck movement during collisions and tackles.
Cautious but not fearful The prospect of injury can be unnerving but playing timidly might actually increase the chances of enduring one, Clarksburg High girls’ soccer coach Christina Mann said. With all the recent attention paid to head injuries, soccer has come under recent scrutiny given that forcefully making contact with one’s head on the ball is actually a major component of the game. Some organizations have banned the act of heading the ball at the younger levels, which Clarksburg High girls’ soccer coach said is understandable. But rather than avoiding a part of the game that’s both instinctive and unlikely to go away, Mann said it’s important to make sure it’s done right — players can practice with smaller or lighter soccer balls. “Taking heading out of soccer couldtakeawaysomeplayers’best quality,” said Washington Spirit midﬁelder Tori Huster. “Look at Abby Wambach. How many goals has she scored with her head? One thing that’s really important is to teach kids how to actually head the ball. There’s a technique to it and a place on the head that if you hit it there nine times out of 10 you will feel ﬁne. There’s so much knowledge of concussions.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Continued from Page B-1 actually start to sweat,” said Dominyck Sims, a junior. “It’s a legitimate exercise because you’re sweating and your blood is ﬂowing. Added senior Carey Brown: “I thought it was kind of boring and that it wouldn’t help me. But now that I’m doing it it’s a big help. It keeps me from getting injured.” The Knights have been practicing yoga since Ernie Williams was hired as coach before the 2012 season. The third-year coach said he started the program — which has mental and physical beneﬁts — after seeing its rise in popularity in college and professional sports. “There’s just so many teams that are doing it and the beneﬁts are so great,” he said. “... They get into some positions where if you’re not focused, you’re hitting the ground. They have to be locked into the moment.” Williams said about 33 players — up from 23 last season — attend the classes, which are instructed by Nancy Rossini, a longtime yoga enthusiast and friend of the coach. “It deﬁnitely can be challenging because they come with different skill levels, they
Continued from Page B-1 helped open Good Counsel’s run-heavy offense last year. Nannen’s height — 6-foot-3 — gives him more visibility in reading opposing defenses. The two agreed their varying strengths can keep opponents’ off-kilter. In addition, an overall experienced backﬁeld and core of veteran receivers will provide few weaknesses for opponents to exploit, they said. “I think they can both do the passing and running part of everything we have,” Milloy said. “Certain things, maybe we’ll run some option with [Castillo] but [Nannen] might be better with the deep pass. They’re both very smart.” Both new to the program
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come with different ﬂexibility, they come with different focus levels,” said Rossini, a counselor at Argyle Middle School in Aspen Hill. “... The boys are definitely getting better. They’re getting more familiar with the poses.” Senior Dontrey Tyler said he was skeptical of yoga initially and that he struggled in his earlier sessions, but has come to appreciate the hourlong workouts. “I realize it helps stretch you out more and helps your core. It just helps your overall strength of your body, stretches it out and makes you feel more fluid,” Tyler said. “... It helps you push past what you think you can do.” Sims, a running back, said that yoga — in conjunction with their other workouts — could help the Knights execute their fast-pace offense as they look to improve on last season’s 1-9 season. “If we’re in top shape and we’re doing yoga, it could keep us from being injured,” Sims said. “We do a lot of running to keep in condition, so when it comes to the fourth quarter, we’ll be able to pull out the games and win.” email@example.com
a year ago, more time with the playbook and in the system will only help them progress this fall. And though each would like to do his part on the ﬁeld for Good Counsel, Castillo and Nannen said they don’t let starting time get in the way of their friendship and working relationship. The team comes ﬁrst, they agreed. “The thing about me and Travis is you have those quarterbacks where they know they’re competingwithoneanotherand they won’t talk to each other and have this little grudge toward each other,” Castillo said. “We actually talk outside of the football ﬁeld, we’re actually friends. We give each other pointers and we accept them because we just want to help the team.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wheaton High School junior football player Khalid Kennedy performs yoga on Tuesday at the school.
Continued from Page B-1 print editions this fall, Jennifer Beekman (@jen_beekman; girls soccer, cross country), Ted Black (@ tblackspts; girls volleyball, golf, tennis) Eric Goldwein (@ ericgazette; boys soccer, ﬁeld hockey) and Prince Grimes (@dmvprince; football) will provide readers with day-today coverage online at Gazette.net. Sports editor Ken Sain (@gazsptsed), a strong stable of freelancers and I (@ kzakour) will all help out as needed. Beginning next week we will begin previewing all of the Montgomery County public and private
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BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
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Springbrook High School graduate and former NFL player Shawn Springs (left) chats with Asher Smith (right), 13 of Potomac, Dermot O’Kelly (center), 13 of Bethesda, and Owen Hopkins, 14 of Bethesda, during Saturday’s ﬁrst annual Save Youth Football combine at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda.
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Solomon Taylor said football helped him overcome personal struggles while growing up in Potomac, so when he saw the sport’s youth participation falling — which he attributed to costs and safety concerns — he decided to take action by saving the sport that helped save him. Taylor, 31, launched Save Youth Football (SYF) in June 2013, andtheBethesda-basednonproﬁt helditsﬁrstmajorevent—aCharity Football Combine — Saturday at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. More than 250 people were in attendance, including 120 youth football players who participated free of charge, Taylor said. “There’s a lot of kids out there that don’t have that opportunity to play the game, and we’re losing kids to other sports, so that’s why it’s ‘Save Youth Football,’” said Taylor, a Winston Churchill alumnus. According to the SYF website, Taylor was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder at a young age but was able to graduate high school with football’s help, and has stayed involved with the sport since then, coaching at the youth level and running a youth sports video production company. “This is the ultimate team sport,” said Taylor, owner of
Prominent Productions. “It teaches life lessons so it’s important that kids get an opportunity to play this.” But Taylor said he has seen youth football participation fall in recent years, locally and nationally. According to ESPN, Pop Warner, a prominent youth football program, had its participation drop 9.5 percent from 2010 to 2012. The decline comes as concerns about player safety and head injuries are on the rise. Robert Cantu, a neurosurgeon and concussion expert at Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, recommended children under 14 not play tackle football because of the unknown long-term impact of concussions and repetitive head trauma. Taylor said the drop has more to do with rising costs ($300-plus per player) than player safety. Mark Steinwandel, of Darnestown, whose eighth-grade son played in the Rockville Football League, said that parents are concerned about player safety, but that youth tackle football can help curb risk of injuries at higher age-levels. “This is unscientiﬁc but when the kids are little and they’re all about the same size, nobody is running 1,000 miles per hour,” Steinwandel said. “If they can learn the techniques and what to do and how to protect themselves, to me, that’s really helpful.” The Charity Football Combine featured several activities for athletes, including a 40-yard dash,
a ﬁeld-goal kicking station and an agility shuttle. Players were given scorecards to record their times and measurements. “This is something they watch on TV: the NFL combine,” Taylor said. “… All these kids want to run a 40-yard dash and they want to do it with a laser timer and they get excited about it … They get to seewhattheirhardworkintheoffseason has done.” The event included an equipment drive for children from underserved communities. It also featured Retired NFL All-Pro Shawn Springs, an alumnus of Springbrook High School in Silver Spring (Class of 1993), and former Washington Redskins player Marcus Washington. “Football, like any sport, adds a lot of value to anyone’s life. You learn a little bit about team work, you learn discipline, you learn about hard work. And I think there’s some important life lessons,” Springs said. “… Anything I can do to keep the sport relevant ... if there’s kids that want to play and can’t afford to play, that shouldn’t be the case.” Isaiah Nolasco, 11, of Rockville, said that his favorite part of the event was “that I get to practice and try to get better at things, and help other people.” Lamont Hagans, 12, of New Carrollton participated in several drills, including the ﬁeld-goal station and the 40-yard dash. “[I’m here] so I can train more and be active … It’s pretty cool,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
KEEPING IT BRIEF Rockville represented in international lacrosse tournament Four graduates from Rockville’s Thomas S. Wootton High School participated in the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship, held July 10-19 in Colorado. Matt Greenblatt (Class of 2010) Jason Senter (2009) and Mark Jutkowitz (2008) played for Israel, while Sam Futrovsky (2007) played for Slovakia. Bullis School (Potomac) graduates Matt Opsahl (2012) and Mitch Goldberg (2013) also played for Isreal. Longtime Montgomery County coach Edward Kostolansky led Slovakia’s national team. Potomac’s Winston Churchill featured senior Daniel DiBono III (Spain) senior Louis Dubick (Israel), Bertan Unal (2007, Turkey) and Brett Rolf (assistant coach, Costa Rica).
— ERIC GOLDWEIN
Germantown swimmer sets world record Germantown-based swimmer Frederik Hviid, 40, set a masters world record en route to winning the 200-meter backstroke in the Men’s 40-44 age group at the 15th FINA World Masters Championships held July 27 through Sunday in Montreal. Hviid ﬁnished in a time of 2
minutes, 11.56 seconds, nearly two seconds ahead of the rest of the ﬁeld. Hviid, who is a two-time Olympic distance freestyler and individual medley swimmer from Spain, opened the competition with a ﬁrst-place ﬁnish in the 800-meter freestyle. His time of 8:47.75 was nearly 30 seconds ahead of runner-up Stewart Carroll. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Hviid won the consolation ﬁnal of the 400-meter individual medley. He also competed in the 2000 Sydney event.
— JENNIFER BEEKMAN
P. Branch cheerleaders recognized for skills The Paint Branch High School varsity cheerleading team won several awards at a four-day event held last week in Ocean City. The Burtonsville school won Best Chant, Best Game Day, Best Xtreme Routine, Best AllAround Award and Leadership Award, according to coach Zina Saunders. “[Paint Branch] Cheer worked hard every day. They were always the ﬁrst team to arrive in the morning, the team that practiced during lunch and after the evening session every day. The hard work paid off,” Saunders wrote in an email to The Gazette.
— ERIC GOLDWEIN
B-CC assistant football coach passes away Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School assistant football coach Jeffrey Van Grack passed away on Saturday from a ﬁght with bladder cancer. B-CC coach Josh Singer expressed his condolences on Twitter: “Real sad to say we have lost a member of our football family. We will miss you Coach Jeff Van Grack! #JVGSTRONG.” Van Grack graduated from B-CC and has worked as a lawyer in Bethesda for decades. From 2000-11, when he started coaching at B-CC, he assisted with the athletics at Northwest High School in Germantown.
— PRINCE J. GRIMES
Potomac boy wins national tennis title Benjamin Kittay, 10 of Potomac teamed with Faris Khan, 12 of Texas to win the doubles title at the U.S. Tennis Association Boys 12s National Championships held last week in Arkansas. Despite being on the youngest end of the age-group spectrum Kittay, who is ranked No. 21 nationally in the USTA Boys 12s, also reached the semiﬁnals of the singles competition. There he lost in two close sets to eventual champion Aditya Gupta.
— JENNIFER BEEKMAN
The Washington Spirit women’s professional soccer team was mere minutes away from clinching its ﬁrst National Women’s Soccer League postseason appearance Saturday night in Seattle. A win against the topranked Reign would’ve ensured Washington a top-four, regularseason ﬁnish and the Spirit led, 1-0, in the 89th minute of Saturday’s contest. Then, in a quick turn of events, Seattle’s Jessica Fishlock threaded a pass right through Washington’s backline to the feet of Scottish midﬁelder Kim Little. The league’s leading scorer handled a sliding challenge from Spirit goalkeeper Chantel Jones — Washington’s starting goalie Ashlyn Harris was sidelined with concussion-like symptoms — with seeming ease and buried the equalizer for her 16th goal of the year. Each team took a point away from the 1-1 draw and every point is important for the Spirit at this juncture of the season. “We scored a good goal ﬁrst and then we defended and we were disciplined, I think we deserved to win,” Washington coach Mark Parsons said. “But it’s hard to stop a squad full of players that Seattle has. ... Apart from that last opportunity, I didn’t see them scoring. I think we all could’ve done better on that last opportunity, we could’ve slowed the game down. But we’ve got to learn from that, it’s a great time to learn from that.” Washington (10-8-5), which has come a long way since its last-place ﬁnish a year ago, currently sits in third place in the league standings with 35 points. Portland Thorns FC (33 points) and Chicago Red Stars (31) are not far behind. The Spirit are still in position to clinch a playoff berth but they will need to win their season ﬁnale next Saturday against the Sky Blue FC in a game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.
Washington Spirit players Diana Matheson (left) and Crystal Dunn hope to lead the organization to its ﬁrst playoff berth. Washington’s last outing against the New York/New Jersey-based team did not go well — Sky Blue won 4-2 — but Spirit coach Mark Parsons praised his team’s ability to get a job done when most necessary. “We keep saying, we’re our best when we have to do something, when we have to win,” Parsons said. “It will be no different against a hot, on-form Sky Blue. Our motivation is really high and we’ve been strong at home recently. Even if we won [Saturday night] going home and winning against the Sky Blue would’ve been just as high a priority and focus.” Seattle is a team ripe with starpower, Parsons said. From notoriously stingy Hope Solo in goal to experienced U.S. Women’s National Team defender Stephanie Cox, from midﬁelders Little and Welsh international Fishlock to the offensive third with Japanese international Nahomi Kawasumi and American stars Megan Rapinoe and Sydney Leroux, Seattle is strong in every area of the ﬁeld. But the Reign, which has outscored its opponents 50-19 in 2014, has also seemed to bring out some of Washington’s best, Parsons said, as the Spirit have hung with and even controlled play against Seattle at times this seaosn. With the regular season title and the No. 1 seed in upcoming playoffs shored up, Seattle had very little riding on Saturday’s contest, except for pride and an undefeated streak at home. Little
andKawasumi,therefore,started the game on the bench — Seattle had also just played three days earlier — and Washington took advantage. The Spirit pressured Seattle’s backline and midﬁeld and didn’t allow the Reign the space they’re used to playing with. Though Seattle had a couple looks at a goal in the ﬁrst half, it was Washington that struck ﬁrst in the 29th minute when Canadian National Team midﬁelder Diana Matheson ﬁnished a pass from Australian international Lisa De Vanna inside the far post. Kawasumi came off the bench in the 46th minute and Little in the 68th and their entries changed the complexion of the game. Seattle outshot Washington, 11-4, Saturday, though only 4-2 in shots on goal. Parsons said he was pleased with the way the Spirit held its shape defensively and remained disciplined under the pressure to maintain their advantage. It took nearly perfect play to ruin Washington’s chances of clinching a playoff berth. It was Little’s first goal against the Spirit. “In our previous two games I think we’ve done a good job with Kim Little, she hadn’t had too many opportunities against us,” Parsons said. “But you take a fresh Kim Little when we’re on a road trip on the West Coast, dealing with jet lag [we just got in the day before] and she is tough to deal with.” email@example.com
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Ledecky sets another world record Clarksburg’s age gives it an edge
Bethesda teen holds world records in 400-, 800and 1,500-meter freestyle n
Coyotes hope to build on 2013 playoff appearance
BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart senior Katie Ledecky has made breaking American and world swimming records look easy — it’s become almost expected for her to lower marks every time she races. But when she dives into the water during any given competition, making history is rarely on her mind, she’s consistently said. The goal has always remained simply to achieve personal bests. It just so happens that at this point, her own individual records will also be the world’s best times. On Saturday at the Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, Calif. Ledecky became the ﬁrst woman to break the 3 minute, 59 second barrier in the 400-meter freestyle. Her time of 3:58.86 bested Italian Federica Pellegrini’s previous mark of 3:59.16, which she achieved at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome. After coming within .74 seconds of the record in the morning’s preliminaries, Ledecky admitted the thought of a new world record during the evening’s ﬁnals did creep into her mind. “It was on my mind but I didn’t let it overtake me today,” Ledecky said. “I was just relaxed and whatever happened, happened. ...I think [coach] Bruce [Gemmell] should be pretty happy about how I swam it. I just had to make sure I didn’t rush the ﬁrst hundred, and right after the ﬁrst hundred I could go and just race the last 300. I think I set it up
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Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart’s Katie Ledecky countinues to be one of the best swimmers in the world. pretty well.” With the new mark Ledecky now holds world records in the 400-, 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle events, something no woman has done simultaneously since storied American Olympian Janet Evans on May 12, 2006, according to USA Swimming. Ledecky said just being mentioned in the same sentence as the woman she considers a great role model, is an honor. The historical swim capped off a successful weekend for Ledecky, who defeated ﬁve-time Olympic medalist Missy Franklin to win the 200 freestyle to go along with her third straight 800 freestyle national title. “I was trying to think earlier how many times I’ve actually gotten to race [Franklin] and it’s just a handful probably, like four or ﬁve times,” Ledecky said. “It’s
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Clarksburg High School’s football team will likely enter fall camp Wednesday with higher expectations than in recent years. The Coyotes, who are scheduled to kick-off their season Sept. 5 against Quince Orchard, have a cast of seniors set to return. Many played signiﬁcant roles on last year’s 7-4 playoff team that beat eventual 4A state champion Northwest during the regular season. But coach Larry Hurd said this season, like last year’s, won’t be deﬁned by winning a state title. “I think every single year you get out there you’re cheating your team if you don’t think [winning a championship is] what you’re doing every year,” Hurd said. “We’re not trying to be a one-year show. We’re trying to continue to build our program. We got back to where we needed to be in the playoffs again. ... We want to build upon that. We don’t want to look at any one season as ‘the season.’” Hurd said the strength of this team will be its experience, which starts at the quarterback position with senior and fouryear starter Joe Nacci. The left-handed quarterback has shown an ability to make plays with both his arm and legs, but he wants to display even more of his throwing abilities this year. “Obviously, a lot of people know I’m good on the run,” Nacci said. “What I want to show the scouts is that I can also throw the ball, not just me running. This quarterback can run the ball, but he can also throw the ball down deep.” Nacci should be afforded
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Ten years of tributes n
Anniversary concert features new, local musicians BY
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Bluejacket Brewery brings sophistication to brews
Nineteen shows, 500 songs, 350 performers and 30,000 tickets have marked the path from a 2004 Nils Lofgren tribute show to the 10th anniversary of BandHouse Gigs, taking place at the Music Center at Strathmore on Saturday. The team behind BandHouse Gigs creates tribute concerts twice annually celebrating songwriters and performers whose work they admire — along with much of the local music community. Ten years later, they show no signs of letting the music die anytime soon. It all began with the Washington Area Music Timeline Concert Series, a round of shows highlighting the work of local musicians that occurred at Strathmore. The ﬁnal outdoor concert was to focus on Bruce Springsteen’s guitar player Lofgren, who had performed in several bands in the greater metropolitan area. Ronnie Newmyer, one of BandHouse Gigs’ executive producers, was asked to organize the show due to his history playing with Lofgren. Along with Chuck Sullivan, Newmyer put together the concert, which brought in a crowd of 5,000. Following the concert’s success they were asked to produce more tributes, and the rest was history. “Strathmore was hugely inﬂuential and encouraged us to broaden our base so we didn’t
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Danny Schwartz, David Sless, Ronnie Newmyer and Chuck Sullivan are working hard during the ﬁnal days of preparation for BandHouse Gigs’ 10th anniversary musical retrospective concert Aug. 16.
BANDHOUSE GIGS 10TH ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE TRIBUTE CONCERT n When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 n Where: Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda n Tickets: $15-$29 n More information: bandhousegigs.com
come back with the same faces in all of our shows,” Newmyer
said. “We’re hugely excited for the opportunity to come back and celebrate this 10 year journey that wouldn’t have happened if not for the opportunity they afforded us in the ﬁrst place.” Newmyer and Sullivan produce the tribute concerts alongside David Sless, David Schwartz and Greg Hardin — and a handful of volunteers. From the time a concert wraps up, the BandHouse Gigs team begins to plan for the next show and begin sorting through local performers to invite to participate. BandHouse Gigs have highlighted music from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell
and Neil Young, as well as eras and events such as Woodstock and the British Invasion. By including the hits as well as deep album cuts familiar to and beloved by few, Newmyer and crew celebrate each artist’s full history with audience members and participating musicians alike. “Musicians do get paid for the shows, but they’re not doing this for the money,” Newmyer said. “It’s because they love the experience of working with their peers, and they’re usually happy to be a part of a tribute for a songwriter they also love. We’ve never encoun-
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Bluejacket Brewery is one of the newest additions to the DC brewing scene, located in the revitalized section of Southeast Washington, very close to Nationals Stadium. The brewery is part of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group which includes the beer-centric ChurchKey/ Birch and Barley and Rustico. Bluejacket opened in October 2013 in one of Washington’s oldest extant industrial buildings which started life in 1919 as the Boilermakers Shops of the Navy Yard. Bluejacket is a Navy term for an enlisted man and pays homage to the building and neighborhood’s origins. The insides of the empty building were completely crafted to ﬁt the plans for Bluejacket. Bluejacket’s main ﬂoor is the brewery’s restaurant and bar, called The Arsenal. The Arsenal has 20 draft lines, each serving a different unfiltered beer at the correct serving temperature through a sophisticated control system. Bluejacket uses eight different glassware shapes to ensure beers are served with the appropriate glass for the style. There also are ﬁve cask conditioned ales served via hand pumps. The upper two ﬂoors contain the brewery itself. The 15-barrel brewing system has 18 small fermenters which provide ﬂexibility for aging beers
for various lengths of time as needed. There also is a souring room where tart/sour beers are aged and developed in a wide variety of wood casks. Lastly, Bluejacket installed one of the few coolships extant in the country. Plans are to begin using the coolship to create some sour ales starting in the fall. In less than a year of operation, Bluejacket has made more than 70 different beers. Most beers follow traditional styles modiﬁed by creativity and experimentation. Until recently, all the beers have been consumed onsite in The Arsenal. Bluejacket has started bottling 10 of their beers and plans to sell kegs to local restaurants and bars. While there is a continuing rotation of beers, the three most popular and regularly available are Forbidden Planet, a dryhopped Kölsch, Lost Weekend IPA made with Citra hops, and Mexican Radio, a spiced sweet stout. Normally there are at least 2-3 funky or sour ales on draft. Forbidden Planet (4.2 percent alcohol by volume, ABV) is a hoppy Kölsch made with a profusion of Galaxy hops. It has a tropical fruit nose with notes of mango, orange and cantaloupe with some ﬂoral character. Quite smooth, Forbidden Planet has a light sweet mango front which continues in the middle. A slight citrus-y orange is added in the ﬁnish with all going into the aftertaste with the citrus ﬂavors lingering. Ratings: 8/8 Pyro (5.9 percent ABV) is a sour Saison which begins with a complex aroma that is fruity, tangy and has a mild smokiness. The noticeable tangy fruit front
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IN THE ARTS For a free listing, please submit complete information to email@example.com at least 10 days in advance of desired publication date. High-resolution color images (500KB minimum) in jpg format should be submitted when available. DANCES West Coast Swing Dancing with Dance Jam Productions at 9 p.m. Drop in lessons 7:30 to 9 p.m. ($15), Aug. 15; Ballroom Bash 6:30
to 8:30 p.m., practice and lesson 8:30 p.m. to midnight dance ($20), Aug. 16; Social Ballroom Dance at 8 p.m., free Rumba lesson at 7 p.m. ($16), Aug. 17; Social Ballroom Dance at 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. ($16), Aug. 20; Tea Dance 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. ($6), Aug. 21, 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-3261181, hollywoodballroomdc.com. Scottish Country Dancing, 8 to 10 p.m. Mondays, steps and formations taught. No experience, partner necessary, T-39 Building on NIH campus, Wisconsin Avenue and South Drive, Bethesda, 240-505-0339. Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: Thurs-
days, 8:15 p.m. beginner lesson, 9 to 11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, capitalblues.org. Contra, Aug. 15, Anna Rain calls to Gaslight Tinkers with Peter Siegel on mandolin, guitar, banjo, Garrett Sawyer on bass, Zoe Darrow on ﬁddle and Dave Noonan on drums, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7:30 p.m., $10, fridaynightdance.org. English Country, Aug. 13, Stephanie Smith caller, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), fsgw.org. Swing and Lindy, Show Stoppers for Leaders and Followers, three sessions, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 4-18, $60, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, ﬂyingfeet.org.
Waltz, Aug. 17, Terpsichore with Elke Baker (ﬁddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass), waltztimedances.org.
MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Daryl Jr. Cline and the Re-
cliners, Aug. 15; The Last Southern Gentlemen Tour feat. Ellis Marsalis and Delfeayo Marsalis, Aug. 16, call for prices, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, bethesdabluesjazz.com. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Deanna Bogart, 8 p.m. Sept. 20, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-528-2260, blackrockcenter.org. Fillmore Silver Spring, Wild Child, Aug. 14; Boyz II Men, Aug. 15; blessthefall & Chiodos w/ Capture the Crown and I Killed the Prom Queen, Aug. 16, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. ﬁllmoresilverspring.com. Strathmore, UkeFest 2014, 7 p.m., Aug. 13; Best of Strathmore Tribute Shows with Bandhouse Gigs, 8 p.m., Aug. 16, call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-581-5100, strathmore.org.
ON STAGE Adventure Theatre-MTC, “Pinkalicious,” to Aug. 31, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, adventuretheatremtc.org. Imagination Stage, “Stuart Little,” Sept. 19 through Oct. 26, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, imaginationstage.org. Olney Theatre Center, “Colossal,” Sept. 3-28, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, olneytheatre.org. The Puppet Co., “Little Red & the Pigs,” to Aug. 31; Tiny Tots @ 10, select Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, call for shows and show times, Puppet Co. Play-
house, Glen Echo Park’s North Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $5, 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org. Round House Theatre, Bethesda, “Fool for Love,” Sept. 3-27, call for show times, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. $15 for general admission, $10 for subscribers, patrons 30 and younger and seniors. 240-644-1100, roundhousetheatre.org. Round House Theatre, Silver Spring, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 244-644-1100, roundhousetheatre.org. Silver Spring Stage, One Act Festival, Aug. 7-24, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, see website for show times, ssstage.org. The Writer’s Center, Mariposa Poets, 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 17; Let’s Talk about Sex: How to use Eroticism Effectively in Prose, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 21; 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, 301-654-8664, writer.org.
VISUAL ART Adah Rose Gallery, “Carte Blanche: Seth, Hannah and Schuyler,” to Aug. 17, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, 301-922-0162, adahrosegallery.com Glenview Mansion, The Friday Group, to Aug. 29, Rockville Civic Center Park, 503 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. rockvillemd.gov. Marin-Price Galleries, John Aquilino, Aug. 30 to Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., 301-7180622, marin-price.com. VisArts, Gibbs Street Gallery; RIPPLE: Cloth, Community and Connectivity, to Aug. 17, Rockville, 301-315-8200, visartsatrockville. org. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 17th annual National Small
Works Exhibition, through Aug. 31, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, second ﬂoor, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, washingtonprintmakers. com.
The Arsenal is the main ﬂoor and restaurant/bar for Bluejacket Brewery in Washington, D.C.
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tered musicians coming into it for the wrong purpose.” In order to keep the shows fresh and celebrate new, local talent, Newmyer said close to 30 percent of the performers in each concert have never participated in a BandHouse Gigs event before. Through connections to the music industry as well as the word of mouth resulting from previous shows, the producers bring on local talent new to the scene alongside Washington music veterans. The team closely looks at each performer’s style to determine the best song with which to pair them. However, this doesn’t mean band members were kept together on certain performances. Rather, Newmyer emphasized the beneﬁts that come from splitting musicians up, keeping the tribute shows from becoming a themed Battle of the Bands.
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cent ABV) has a grapefruit and bitter hop bouquet from its Citra hops. The robust grapefruit and other citrus ﬂavors in the front continue throughout, joined by a black pepper spiciness in the ﬁnish and aftertaste. Ratings: 7.5/7. Mexican Radio (6.5 percent ABV), a spiced sweet stout, has
aromas of sweetness, milk stout, roast and chocolate, almost like a New York Egg Cream soda. The strong chocolate front with hints of milk and roast segues into the middle where the roast increases a shade. While the ﬁnish is the same, the aftertaste adds a muted bitter hop with nuances of chili. Ratings: 8.5/9.
“Everyone was focused on the task at hand, and it created a situation where people were supporting each other rather than worrying about playing better than so-and-so,” he said. “It became an event full of the history and camaraderie and spirit the Washington music community has been building for the past 35 or 40 years.” The shows have changed locations over the years, from starting outside of Strathmore to moving indoors and expanding to The Barns at Wolf Trap and The Fillmore Silver Spring. Through the venue changes and increased visibility in the community, BandHouse Gigs have maintained their all-volunteer, not-for-proﬁt background. Each show has around 50 individual performers, and a team of approximately a dozen volunteers — some without music or stage backgrounds — keep the productions running smoothly. “The staging — where there are different people taking the stage every second song — is
quite complex,” Newmyer said. “And we’re proud we’ve been able to put together sharp, professional shows with people who don’t necessarily do this for a living.” The quality shows — the tribute concerts regularly sell out, proving the importance and lasting mark of the highlighted songwriters and performers to the music community present in the area. While each show may provide fresh jitters, BandHouse Gigs never fails to connect the participants — onstage as well as in the audience and behind the scenes — with the music they hold dear. “Even though we’ve done this 19 times, every single time there’s a bit of panic, like maybe none of this is going to work,” he said. “I feel a tremendous satisfaction, it feels like something we were meant to do that we didn’t know we were, in bringing people together like this.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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All in the family The Marsalis family has been making music for years. While Branford and Wynton may be a little better known, it doesn’t mean they’re better musically. Although, each in the family might argue over who’s the best. Ellis Marsalis Jr., the patriarch of the Marsalis family, and his son Delfeayo, will be performing together
as part of their “The Last Southern Gentlemen” tour at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club on Saturday. Ellis Jr., is a pianist, while Delfeayo plays the trombone. The show is a highlight for any jazz fan. Tickets for the show are $30. For more information, visit bethesdabluesjazz.com.
PHOTO FROM THE FILLMORE SILVER SPRING
Popular R&B group Boyz II Men will be making a stop at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday.
On bended knee
In 1991, a quartet of friends from Philadelphia released an album with a fresh, new sound. The world instantly became hooked and made Boyz II Men quite famous. Although the quartet is now down to a trio, the smooth R&B sounds are still the same, and you can enjoy them yourself when Boyz II Men comes to the Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday. Tickets for the show are $39.50. “Cooleyhighharmony,” featured the hits
“It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” “Motownphilly,” and “Uhh Ahh,” making the album a smash — going nine times platinum in the U.S. alone. Since then, the group has gone on to release 11 more albums, including a Christmas CD. Their most recent album, “Collide,” is set to be released on Sept. 30. For more information, visit ﬁllmoresilverspring.com or call 301-960-9999.
PHOTO FROM THE BETHESDA BLUES AND JAZZ SUPPER CLUB
Ellis Marsalis Jr., the patriarch of the famed musical Marsalis family, and son Delfeayo, will perform at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Super Club on Saturday.
It’s just like candy
PHOTO FROM VISARTS
Jackie Hoysted’s “Pick n’ Mix” is currently on display at VisArts in Rockville.
Artwork that’s good enough to eat? No, this isn’t a scene from Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, it’s the latest exhibit at VisArts in Rockville. “Jackie Hoysted: The Candy Store” is on display now through Aug. 17 at the Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Hoysted, a native of Dublin, Ireland, has used scented paints to make her paintings look and smell good enough to eat. Her works play with idea of “eye candy” — a personal contemplation on desire and craving. For more information, visit visartsatrockville.org or call 301-315-8200.
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Fran Abrams “Purple Squared,” is on display at the “It’s Abstract!” exhibit in Germantown.
In the abstract
Fran Abram’s “Purple Squared” is just one of the many pieces of art on display right now at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. “It’s Abstract!,” an exhibit that features works by 12 different local artists, focuses on abstract paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media works and digital prints. The exhibit is open now through Sept. 5, in the Main Gallery at BlackRock. Of the 12 artists, ﬁve are local to Montgomery County: Abrams from Rockville; Laurie Breen of Silver Spring; Felisa Federman of Potomac; and Gordana Gerskovic and Ronald Komara, both of Gaithersburg. All of the artists’ works have been shown not only in the region, but in studios outside of the DMV as well. For more information, visit blackrockcenter.org or call 301-528-2260.
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2011 Hyundai Sonata
2014 Jetta SE.....#VPR0074, Black, 5,213 Miles.......................$20,995 2014 Jetta Sedan.....#VPR0071, Silver, 1,060 Miles................$20,995 2014 Passat Wolfsburg.....#VPR0073, Black, 7,101 Miles......$20,995 2013 Golf.....#VPR0075, Black, 6,137 Miles..............................$21,995 2012 Routan SE.....#VPR097794A, Gray, 33,019 Miles............$22,995 2013 Ford Mustang.....#V310901A, Blue, 11,854 Miles..........$22,995 2013 GTI...#V102017A, Black, 19,566 Miles.............................$23,995 2014 Passat TDI.....#VPR0069, Silver, 4,604 Miles...................$25,995 2013 KIA Optima.....#V007888A, Red, 21,885 Miles................$26,995 2014 CC.....#VPR0072, Black, 6,532 Miles................................$28,995 2014 Passat TDI....#V336652A, Silver, 9,171 Miles..................$29,995
All prices exclude tax, tags, title, freight and $300 processing fee. Cannot be combined with any previous advertised or internet special. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. See dealer for details. 0% APR Up To 60 Months on all models. See dealer for details. Ourisman VW World Auto Certified Pre Owned financing for 60 months based on credit approval thru VW. Excludes Title, Tax, Options & Dealer Fees. Special APR financing cannot be combined with sale prices. Ends 09/02/14.
Ourisman VW of Laurel 3371 Fort Meade Road, Laurel
1.855.881.9197 • www.ourismanvw.com Online Chat Available...24 Hour Website • Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-9 pm • Sat 9 am-8 pm
#526546, 2.4L, Automatic, Sunroof, 1-Owner
2008 Infiniti G37
#526316A, Journey Coupe, V6, Aluminum Engine, 47K Miles
2011 Volvo S80 Sedan
#526043A, Automatic, 36K Miles, Certified, Seville Grey
#526018A, 1-Owner, Auto, Barents Blue, 3.2L I6 Engine
2014 Jeep Cherokee
#P8996A, 1-Owner, Auto, 9K Miles, Latitude SUV
2012 Volvo S60 T5 Sedan
#P9048, Certified, 1-Owner, 29K Miles, Auto
#429043A, Auto, 30K Miles, Hybrid Engine
2010 Chevrolet Camaro
#P8998A, 1-Owner, 2SS Coupe, 6.2L V8 Engine
2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L
#429048A, V6, 1-Owner, Automatic
2006 BMW 3 Series..............................................................$11,980 2008 Audi A6 Quattro Sedan............................. $21,980 #526518B, 330XI Sedan, Titanium Silver
#526519A, Automatic, 3.2L V6 Engine
#G0026, 1-Owner, SUV, Automatic, Wicked Black
#P8834B, Manual, Black, V6 Engine, Unlimited Sahara
2008 Nissan Rogue SL....................................................$14,980 2007 Jeep Wrangler SUV.............................................$22,980 2011 Acura TSK Sedan...................................................$23,980 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT ...........................................$15,990 #526037A, Automatic, 29K Miles, 1-Owner #N0434, Automatic, 2LT Sedan, 1-Owner
Volvo S60 T5....................................................................$25,980 2007 Lexus RX350..................................................................$16,980 2012 #526045A, W/Blis, Heated Seats, Certified, 10K Miles, Ice White #526507B, V6, Automatic, SUV, Crystal White
15401 Frederick Rd, Rockville, MD
1.888.824.9165 DARCARS G560807
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt.....#V441506A, Black, 78,101 Miles......$8,995 2007 Toyota Corolla.....#V004904A, Red, 88,460 Miles............$9,995 2005 Honda Accord SDN.....#V0067A, Green, 105,671 Miles...$9,995 2005 Honda Civic SDN.....#V111057A, Blue, 85,481 Miles.....$10,495 2005 Infiniti G35 Sedan.....#V625970A, 112,554 Miles..........$10,991 2011 GTI.....#V288623A, Black, 67,072 Miles...........................$18,591 2011 GTI.....#VP0065, Gray, 41,445 Miles.................................$18,993 2010 GTI.....#V537179B, White, 39,555 Miles...........................$18,995 2012 CC.....#V507320A, Silver, 34,941 Miles.............................$19,595 2010 CC.....#VP0069, Gray, 46,430 Miles..................................$19,995
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2014 NEW COROLLA LE
4 DR., 4 CYL., AUTO
NEW 2014.5 CAMRY LE 2 AVAILABLE: #472542, 472569
AUGUST A U G U ST S SALES A L ES EVENT TO O EVENT T REMEMBER! REMEMBER!
AFTER $500 REBATE
2 AVAILABLE: #472533, 472540
2 AVAILABLE: #477456, 477457
$ 4 DR., 4 CYL., AUTO
NEW 22014 RAV4 4X4 LE AVAILABLE: #464384, 464394 MONTHS+ % 0 FOR 60 On 10 Toyota Models
4 CYL., 4 DR., AUTO
AUTO, 4 CYL., 4 DR
AFTER TOYOTA $1,500 REBATE
NEW 2014 SCION XD 2 AVAILABLE: #453044, 453014
HATCHBACK 4 DR., AUTO, 4 CYL.,
NEW 2014.5 CAMRY LE
NEW 2014 PRIUS PLUG-IN
4 DR., AUTO, 4 CYL., INCL.
NEW2 AVAILABLE: 2014#477527, PRIUS C 477547
4 CYL., AUTO
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15625 Frederick Rd (Rte 355) • Rockville, MD n OPEN SUNDAY n VISIT US ON THE WEB AT www.355Toyota.com
NEW2 2014 COROLLA LE AVAILABLE: #470763, 470796
2 AVAILABLE: #470795, 470823
PRICES AND PAYMENTS INCLUDE ANY APPLICABLE MANUFACTURE’S REBATES AND EXCLUDE MILITARY ($500) AND COLLEGE GRAD ($500) REBATES, TAX, TAGS, DEALER PROCESSING CHARGE ($200) AND FREIGHT: CARS $795 OR $810, TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY AND SIENNAS $810, $845 AND $995. *0.9% APR & 0% APR FINANCING UP TO 60 MONTHS TO QUALIFIED BUYERS THRU TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES. TOTAL FINANCED CANNOT EXCEED MSRP PLUS OPTIONS, TAX, AND LICENSE FEES. 0% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $16.67 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. 0.9% APR 60 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $17.05 FOR EACH $1000 BORROWED. APR OFFERS ARE NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER CASH BACK OR LEASE OFFER. NOT ALL BUYERS WILL QUALIFY.**LEASE PAYMENTS BASED ON 36 MONTHS, 12,000 MILES PER YEAR WITH $995 DOWN PLUS $650 ACQUISITION FEE, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED. SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. 2014 COROLLAU & PRIUS PLUG-IN LEASES ARE FOR 24 MONTHS WITH $995 DOWN. EXPIRES 08/31/2014.
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07 Mazda Mazda 6
#KP41551, PAMPERED, 48K! PW/PLC, CC, CD, DON’T MISS
02 Dodge Stratus SXT $2,788
06 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT $6,990
#KP22884, CPE, “SPORTY” 5 SPD, PW, CC, “HANDYMAN”
#KP21563A, DVD! PWR DOORS/SEAT, MD INSP’D
07 Dodge Nitro R/T
13 Mazda Mazda 5 $16,988
#KP18254, 4 WD, GORGEOUS! DVD, MNRF, CHROME
#KR50156, “LITTLE RED WAGON” 3RD SEAT, SLDG DRS, PW
99 Toyota Camry LE..........................$2,450
01 Dodge Ram 15 Pass...................$7,998
09 Hyundai Sonata.........................$11,000 06 Honda CR-V SE.........................$14,988
98 Toyota 4Runner SR5....................$5,988
08 Dodge Avenger SE......................$9,000
10 Toyota Corolla LE.......................$12,988 11 Dodge Charger R/T...................$20,500
#KP98627, AT, A/C, PW/PLC, RARE FIND, “HANDYMAN” #KP61571A, 4WD, SUPER CLEAN! MD INSP’D!
04 Ford Mustang Cnvtb’l..................$6,000 #FP06289, SHARP! LTHR, AT, PW
03 Chrysler PT Cruiser.....................$6,988 #KP57022, SCLEAN, 56K! AT, AC, PW/PLC, MD INSP’D
#KP00308, “RARE FIND!” ONLY 69K RAC, AT, AIR BAGS
#FA64248A, “WELL MAINTAINED!” MNRF, AT, PW/PLC, CD
03 Toyota Highlander LTD...............$9,000 #KP91939, V6, LTHR, MNRF, PW/PLC, DON’T MISS
06 Jeep Commander Sport................$9,988 #KR42484, 4WD, AT, A/C, PW/PLC, CD
#KP63732, LTHR, MNRF, SAB, INFINITY CD, “BEST BUY!”
#KP40091, 4WD, PAMPERED, 64K! LTHR, MNRF, CAS/CD CHGR
#KP82927, NICE, 50K! ABS, P/OPTS, SAB, CD, DON’T MISS!
#KP03982, “HEMI” BEAUTY! CHROME, MNRF, LTHR
#KP66896, PRISTINE, 52K!, CHROME WHLS, PW, CC, CD
#KA46116, HARDTOP! NAD/DVD, LTHR, BLUETOOTH
#KP48683, “HEMI” SUPER FUN! LTHR/PWR SEAT, P/OPTS
#KA48712A, 4WD, MNRF, LTHR, BACKUP CAM, 3RD SEAT
09 Chevy Malibu LT........................$13,000 11 Chrysler 200 Cnvtb’l................$20,500 06 Dodge Charger R/T....................$14,000 12 Toyota Highlander SE...............$27,000