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Mark Gabriele (left) and his wife, Beth Edgerton, furloughed federal workers from Bethesda, enjoy lunch together at Jaleo in Bethesda. “Last week felt bizarre, and this week you feel guillty,” Edgerton said. She noted that the “work doesn’t go away” and that they will have to catch up after the furlough ends.

Walter Reed employees return to work; Navy scrubs birthday concert




Employees at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda went back to work Monday, despite the lingering federal government shutdown. The Department of Defense, under the direction of Secretary Chuck Hagel, eliminated furloughs for employees whose responsibilities contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members, based on a legal interpretation of the Pay Our Military

Act, Hagel said in a statement Saturday. However, the law does not allow for a blanket recall of all Defense Department employees, Hagel said in the statement. Walter Reed ordered all general schedule employees back to work Monday at their regularly scheduled times, according to the hospital. Still, thousands of federal workers remain out of work, as do federal contractors. Bethesda defense giant Lockheed Martin, one of Montgomery County’s largest employers, started furloughing about 2,400 employees companywide on Monday because of the political standoff.

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The Irish tin whistlers are on the move, the international waltzers have found a new home and the plein-air watercolorists are searching the landscape for a new location. In fact, all of the folks enrolled

in Glen Echo Park’s many art, music and dance classes have scrambled to find new places in the area to meet during the partial federal government shutdown, which began Oct. 1. Among the groups seeking a temporary new home is a children’s theater troupe, Adventure TheatreMTC. The theater group hopes to relocate performances of its show “Goodnight Moon” to a different

Candidates for Rockville’s mayor and council in next month’s election turned in their first campaign fund reports Thursday, revealing a wide range of dollar amounts in their war chests. Mayoral candidate Bridget Donnell Newton has raised more money than anyone else so far — more than $17,200 in cash and inkind contributions. She still has more than $11,500 in her campaign’s bank account. Mayoral candidate Mark Pierzchala has raised about $7,900 and has $3,300 remaining. He and four council candidates are running on a slate called “Team Rockville,” which has raised almost $8,500 so far. Most of Team Rockville’s money came from the members of the slate, including Pierzchala. About $1,000 came from contributions directly to the slate. Team Rockville has about $6,400 remaining. At about this time in the 2011 election, mayoral candidate Phyllis Marcuccio had raised more than $13,000, and her opponent, Piotr Gajewski, had raised a little less than $15,000. Over the course of the election, they raised about $23,600 and $21,800, respectively. Six candidates are seeking four council seats. Four of them are running with Pierzchala’s slate: Beryl L. Feinberg, Tom Moore, Virginia Onley and Julie Palakovich Carr. Feinberg has raised about $5,400, Moore has raised $2,700, Onley has raised $3,800 and Palakovich Carr has raised $6,400. The Team Rockville slate kicked off its campaign in March. The two other council candidates, Don Hadley and Claire Marcuccio Whitaker, filed to run for office Sept. 6, the last possible day. So far, Hadley has raised more than $6,200, and Whitaker has raised $3,300. Candidates are required to submit campaign fund reports again Oct. 31 and after the Nov. 5 election on Dec. 5. See the full reports and more election information at

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Cities, towns upgrade sites to provide more services Governments take different Digital approaches to using the Web overnment n

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n Trends and statistics for municipal governments’ and county entities’ websites.


Early next year, the city of Gaithersburg plans to roll out a new website with better search capabilities and a more user-friendly design. “We’re switching over to a services-based model,” said Andrew



Rockville looks at how to incorporate facilities into its affordable housing ordinance.

Paint Branch has a new stadium, weight room and one of the county’s top offenses, and is undefeated.





Barnes, a programmer for Gaithersburg’s website, which currently presents information sorted by departments. The “modern-day look and feel” of the new site will make it easier for residents and business owners to access basic information and services, such as finding out how to apply for a permit or get a recycling bin. With the contractor’s redesign, Gaithersburg joins local governments nationwide trying to meet the demand of higher Web use

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while dealing with dwindling resources. “Some see technology as a way to extend services at a lower cost through their websites, while others view it as a cost center that could be cut,” said Todd Sander, executive director for the California-based Center for Digital Government. Gaithersburg, Rockville and Takoma Park are among the Montgomery communities trying to provide

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Tyke Hikes: Hibernation, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. Take a mini nature hike and make a craft to take home. $5. Register at www. Autumn Leaves, 1-2 p.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Learn to recognize different kinds of leaves and search for autumn nuts and seeds. $5. Register at Jazz concert series, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville. Featuring Raddy and the Cats. Free. 301-8711113.

THURSDAY, OCT. 10 Nature Tots: Camouflage, 10-11:30 a.m., Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, Rockville. Explore a new nature topic through nature play, crafts, stories and hikes. $8 for city residents, $10 for nonresidents. 240-314-8770. Tot Times: Tracks!, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Learn, create, hike and discover the world. $8. Register at Apple Pressing Time!, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Learn about apple seeds, apple pressing and how cider is made. $5. Register at www. Local Gardening Session Three: Local Gardening 102, 2-3:30 p.m., Brookside Gardens,

1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Talk about local gardening challenges, like poor landscape drainage, gardening on a slope and dealing with deer. $18. Register at Educators’ Open House, 5-8 p.m., Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. Regional environmental education providers will present the latest in science and environmental programs. Free. 301-258-4034.

A Taste of Armenia, noon-10 p.m., Soorp Khatch Bazaar, 4906 Flint Drive, Bethesda. Food, music and drinks. Free admission. 301229-8742.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 Montgomery County Stair Climb, 9 a.m., North Bethesda Market Tower, 11418 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Climb 110 stories of stairs as an endurance test in memory of the firefighters and personnel who died during 9/11. $25, pre-registration required. thomas.monahan@ Vulture Enrichment, 10-10:30 a.m., Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. See Meadowside’s resident vulture play with her food. Free. 301-258-4030. Make It Take It: Moon Magic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. Learn a little about the moon and make a celestial-inspired wall hanging. $2 per craft. 301-258-4030. Haunted Gingerbread House Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive, Rockville. Fee includes one house and all the spooky decorating supplies. $40 for city residents, $45 for nonresidents. 240314-8840. Observe the Moon Campfire, 7-8 p.m., Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. Learn about Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor and enjoy a toasty treat around the campfire. $5. Register at

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 Widowed Persons Service of Montgomery County Meeting, 2 p.m., Wheaton Library,

11701 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Bunny Weinstein, a senior education associate, will speak about “Oasis and Adult Learning.” $4 suggested. 301-949-7398.

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Couples Only Wedding and Event Social Dance Intensive, 3-5 p.m., Joy of Motion

Dance Center Bethesda, 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. $75 per couple. Indelible Grace Concert with Matthew Smith, 7-8:30 p.m., Shady Grove Presbyterian

Church, 16911 Redland Road, Derwood. Free.


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Montgomery County Economic Roundtable,

8:45 a.m.-noon, Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville. State Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp will host. Free. 410-260-4020. Flower Buds, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Gardening activities, stories, crafts and farden walks for children. Ages 3-5. $5. Register at

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 Potluck lunch, noon-2:30 p.m., St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 15575 Germantown Road, Darnestown. A gathering for adults who are at home during the day. Free. 240-631-2800.

Adult Program-Workshop: Flower Power Happy Hours, 6:30-8 p.m., Brookside Gardens

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An Oct. 2 story about upcoming candidate debates in Rockville incorrectly listed the date for one hosted by the Senior Citizens Commission. It is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. In an Oct. 2 story about the Wheaton Library and Neighborhood Recreation Center, Clare Lise Kelly’s name was spelled incorrectly. In an Oct. 2 story, Fred Silverman was given the wrong title. He is a member of the Bethesda Fire Department’s board of directors.



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Historical society remembers War of 1812 with music, musket volley Visitors to the Beall-Dawson House in Rockville stepped back in time over the weekend with “an evening’s entertainment from the War of 1812.” Re-enactors and musicians performed for the Saturday event, which was a benefit for the Montgomery County Historical Society.


(From left) Eleven-year-old Solomon Robin and Kent Aist of Bowie are War of 1812 re-enactors.


The New Old Theater of Baltimore performed a concert of historical music from the War of 1812, called “The Star-Spangled Banner and All Its Cousins,” and the 16th Regiment of the Maryland Militia marched in front of the house and fired a volley. Guests also enjoyed a buffet dinner and cocktail hour featuring Quoits Club Punch and Admiral Russell’s Punch, two drinks similar to those that people in this area might have tasted during the War of 1812.

Wheaton Friendship Picnic is Sunday A Friendship Picnic is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Wheaton Regional Park, at 2000 Shorefield Road. Participants can meet near the Shorefield Road entrance. There will be music and activities along with kosher, halal and other food, with the goal of building new friendships and a better community. County Executive Isiah Leggett and a representative from Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s office are expected to attend. For more information and to RSVP, email

Wandering Welsh Duo performing in Takoma Park On Thursday, Wandering Welsh Duo Andrew McKay and


War of 1812 reenactors of the 16th Regiment of the Maryland Militia based in Frederick were on hand at the Montgomery County Historical Society for its “Fifteen Stars and Fifteen Stripes Gala Fundraiser” and demostrated the firing of period muskets on the lawn of the Society’s Beall-Dawson House. Carole Etherton are scheduled to perform at Paul DiBlasi and Janie Meneely’s Carroll Avenue House in Takoma Park. The musicians take inspiration from Welsh history and maritime traditions. Doors open at 7 p.m. and a donation of $15 is requested. More information on the artists is available at http://, and for reservations and directions, contact Janie Meneely at

World of Montgomery Festival celebrates diversity On Oct. 20, the World of Montgomery Festival will celebrate the diverse cultural heritages of Montgomery County with international food, cooking activities, art projects and performances. Four exhibits will focus on China, El Salvador, Ethiopia and India – countries which have some of the largest immigrant populations in the county. The event is free and will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at

Westfield Wheaton, 11160 Veirs Mill Road. More information is available at

Applications accepted for Bethesda dance contest The Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District is accepting applications for the 10th annual Dance Bethesda Concert. Selected dance companies will be invited to perform in the concert on March 8, 2014, at Round House Theatre and will receive a $600 honorarium. Auditions will be viewed by the Dance Bethesda selection panel consisting of Susan Shields, professor in the School of Dance at George Mason University; Christine Stone Martin, manager of the Kennedy Center’s ballet company, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet; and Maida Withers, founder and artistic director of Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, and professor of dance at The George Washington University. Dance companies and choreographers located in Mary-

land, Virginia or Washington, D.C., are eligible to submit an audition application. All dance genres are eligible. Dance companies must have been in existence for at least two years. Choreographers, including emerging and established, are not required to have an established dance company. Selected performers must perform the piece submitted on the audition tape. Auditioning companies and choreographers can apply two ways: Apply online at www. or mail in a completed application and DVD including one performance piece that is 8 to 10 minutes in length; resume including past performances and a nonrefundable entry fee of $15 to 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. Applications must be received by Nov. 22, 2013.

JSSA seeking volunteers The Jewish Social Service Agency is looking for volunteers for its Hospice and Transitions programs, according to a press

release. The programs provide care and support to seriously and terminally ill people and their families. Volunteers visit patients in their homes and residential facilities to provide support, help with errands and transportation, and respite for caregivers. Applications and interviews are required from those interested in volunteering. Specialized training for prospective volunteers is scheduled for Oct. 20 through 22 in Rockville. For more information, contact Amy Kaufman Goott at 301-816-2650 or no later than Oct. 15.

Community Support Services announces new director

disabilities. The non-diploma program is ungraded, and focuses on life skills, vocational training and functional academics.

Leggett to speak at Affordable Care Act meeting County Executive Isiah Leggett will hold a meeting

at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday for seniors to ask questions and share concerns about the Affordable Care Act. The meeting will take place at the Holiday Park Senior Center at 3950 Ferrara Drive in Wheaton. For more information, call the Senior Resource Line at 240777-3000, or 311; or visit www. seniors.

The Marcia D. Smith School at Community Support Services is welcoming Alexandra Warren as the new director of education. Warren previously taught students with autism and other disabilities at the Kennedy Krieger School in Rockville. She earned two master’s degrees, one in special education and the other in educational studies, at Johns Hopkins University. The Marcia D. Smith School accepts students ages 11-21 referred by Montgomery County Public Schools with autism or other developmental

DEATHS Ruth Eleanor Adam Bottom Ruth Eleanor Adam Bottom, 89, died July 11, 2013, at Sunrise Assisted Living of Fair Oaks in Fairfax, Va. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Olney Baptist Church with inurnment to follow at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at Arlington National Cemetery.



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ProMark revises plans for North Bethesda Gateway



A development company has revised its plans for building in the White Flint area to include more apartments and no office space. The county planning board

on Thursday approved a sketch plan amendment for North Bethesda Gateway, a development planned for 5516 Nicholson Lane, just over a quarter mile south of the White Flint Metro station. ProMark Real Estate Services first submitted plans for apartments, offices and retail space on the property in 2010. Now, ProMark has revised its plans to eliminate proposed office buildings, reduce the amount of space allotted for retail and in-

crease the amount of residential space, according to a Montgomery County Planning Board staff report. ProMark held public meetings to discuss the revised plans in January. The Gazette reported at the time that the company planned to scrap its plans for two high-rise apartment buildings and an office building in favor of two lower residential buildings. According to the staff report, the first plans called for one resi-

dential building at 19 stories, another residential building at 16 stories and the office building at nine stories. The plans also included a separate retail building, according to the report. The new plans replace those four buildings with two residential buildings with retail at ground level. They are planned to be about 80 feet tall, according to the report.

Oktober in Clarksburg


Christiana Drapkin (right) of Rockville, who performs as Organ Grinder Lola, leads Julia Boardman, 6, of Olney in a dance to a German street song during Oktoberfest on Saturday at High Point Farm in Clarksburg. Kaia Sanders, 6, of Montgomery Village puts the finishing touches on her scarecrow Saturday during Oktoberfest at High Point Farm in Clarksburg.

Residents celebrated Oktoberfest on Saturday in Clarksburg with food, dance and drink. Kids at the familyfriendly event stuffed their own scarecrows and learned German songs. Police officers serving in the area received awards at the annual event, which was held at High Point Farm. — SYLVIA CARIGNAN

Man sentenced to 55 years for killing girlfriend Murder culminated long, chaotic relationship n


The stories that Rocio Nickaury Morcelo’s family members told Monday at her killer’s sentencing were brutal: a devoted mother who suffered years of domestic abuse and violence, from an obsessive lover. Martire P. Fulcar, 32, of Wheaton used knives and his fists, in the words of a Montgomery County judge, to Fulcar “intimidate, abuse, and torture” Morcelo, who was 37 when she died last year. Dressed in a black shirt and tan pants, flanked by the prosecutors and a victim’s advocate, Morcelo’s mother said that her daughter’s death weighed heavily on their family. “He didn’t just kill my daughter, but the entire family,” Miledys Paulino said, through an interpreter. On Monday, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl A. McCally sentenced Fulcar, or “Omar,” as friends and family called him, to life in prison, suspending all but 55 years. “I don’t know what demons plague you, but they are significant,” Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl A. McCally said, before imposing the sentence. After Fulcar and Morcelo had a domestic dispute in September 2012, Fulcar stabbed her 34 times. Besides cuts to her heart and neck, she had defensive wounds on her arms, palms, and fingers, prosecutors said at Fulcar’s guilty plea last month. When McCally asked him if he had anything to say before his sentence was im-

posed, Fulcar merely shook his head. Fulcar fled to Florida after last year’s stabbing, and tried to commit suicide by jumping off the roof of a Miami hotel. He landed on the roof of a car, cushioning his fall and saving his life, police said. Online court records show that Fulcar was the subject of several peace orders and protective orders as far back as 2003, but they were later dismissed each time when the person seeking the order failed to appear to testify at a court hearing. Fulcar’s family members have said he came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic when he was about 18. He had a green card and had last worked for a Chipotle’s restaurant, said Napoleon Puente, one of his brothers. Besides Fulcar’s and Morcelo’s son, Fulcar had two daughters — one in D.C. and one in the Dominican Republic, Puente said. “It’s a tragedy both ways,” he said, in an interview. “As family, we loved her. But he’s family too,” Puente said, adding that Fulcar would have to live with his deed for the rest of his life. He had visited Fulcar the day before the sentencing, he said. “He seemed OK. Accepting, calm. Talking as usual,” he said. Ron Gottlieb, Fulcar’s public defender, said Fulcar had shown immediate remorse and by pleading guilty, had accepted responsibility for the crime. McCally also ordered Fulcar not to have contact with any of Morcelo’s family — including the son he had fathered with her. “If you set foot [near] or have contact with any one of them I will return you to prison faster than you understand what has happened to you,” she told him.

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The city of Rockville is looking for a better way to incorporate senior living facilities into its affordable housing ordinance. The ordinance requires new housing developments of more than 50 units to designate 12.5 to 15 percent of the units as moderately priced dwelling units, or MPDUs. Those units will be sold or rented at lower prices to people with moderate incomes, according to mayor and council documents.

The rents in MPDUs are lower, but they do not include fees for amenities that some apartment communities charge. In senior housing communities, the amenities might include food, transportation, house cleaning and other services. Senior citizens with a moderate income might be able to afford the rent, but not the additional services. The mayor and council asked city staff in August to look into ways to deal with senior and special-needs living in the dwelling-unit ordinance. They began discussing possible changes during Monday’s meeting. City staff have recommended capping the cost of rent and service fees for MPDUs that provide the majority

of needs for daily living, according to a report to the mayor and council. Under the proposal, rent and fees together would be capped at 70 percent of the median monthly MPDU income range. For example, the median eligible income for the MPDU program is now $2,796 per month, so rent and fees would be capped at $1,957, according to the report. To account for reducing the service fees, senior or special-needs housing facilities could be allowed to reduce the percentage of MPDUs required on site. The MPDU ordinance only applies to residences that offer facilities for sleeping, cooking and sanitation, such as apartments and houses, but not to nursing homes.

The staff report also includes possible clarifications on how developers could propose alternatives to providing MPDUs within their building projects, such as building more units elsewhere or offering the city money for its housing fund. The JBG Cos. and The Shelter Group are planning to build a senior housing community called Brightview Rockville Town Center on the site of a former Giant grocery store, just north of the Town Square area, The Gazette reported in June. At the time, a representative from Brightview said rents for the senior residences likely would start at about $3,000 per month, which includes some meals and transportation.

Another Brightview representative asked the mayor and council to consider modifications to the ordinance as they relate to senior housing. That prompted an inquiry to the staff from the mayor and council, according to the staff report. The proposed changes are in the draft stages. Rockville’s mayor and council are expected to discuss potential MPDU ordinance revisions at a future meeting. Construction on Brightview is expected to begin next year, The Gazette previously reported.


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County firefighters, rescue workers More parking available at Twinbrook Metro New garage respond in live ‘disaster’ simulation opened Monday n

‘As real as it can get without it being a true disaster’ n


Two firefighters stood on top of a concrete roofing slab, using a core drill to punch a hole to the crumpled Volkswagen Passat beneath. “Clear!” one of the men shouted, as the drill made a high-pitched whine, then popped through the slab. “They’re drilling a hole so I can stick this camera in,” said John Gilkey, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Master Firefighter and a member of Maryland Task Force 1, a Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue team. Gilkey, who was the search team manager in the simulation grabbed a small, pole-mounted “search-cam,” and threaded it through the hole to try to get a look at the mannequin in the car beneath. “This is as realistic as it can get without it being a true disaster,” said another firefighter. Cindy Beach, a paramedic stationed at Fire House 35 in Clarksburg, monitored carbonmonoxide levels nearby. “In a collapse you might have a car running in there,” she said, explaining that she was also checking for “lower explosive limits” and doing other atmospheric monitoring. It was all part of a three-day FEMA-required live simulation that Montgomery County firefighters and the doctors and engineers who make up Maryland Task Force 1 participated in at the former Department of Liquor Control building on Crabb’s Branch Way in Rockville earlier this week. Maryland Task Force 1, which is sponsored by Mont-



A member of Maryland Task Force 1, a Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue team, prepares for another day of exercises Monday at the former Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control warehouse outside Rockville.

gomery County Fire and Rescue, is one of 28 such task forces around the country that respond to natural disasters or other emergencies, such as the bombing of the Pentagon, or the Oklahoma City bombing. “This was a fully functional building until last Friday,” said Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Scott Graham. The Department of Liquor Control moved out of the massive warehouse this year. Earlier this week, it looked more like it had been hit by a bomb, or an earthquake. On Monday, there were clusters of beige tents with the letters MD-1 outside the building. The task force has enough equipment and provisions to maintain an 80-person force for three days, Graham said. Firefighters got permission from the property’s new developers to use it for the live simulation, Graham said, then scattered nine dummies representing cadavers or live victims

in and around the building, and dropped a massive section of the building’s roof on top of them. In preparing one simulation, firefighters made K-9 units search for other firefighters in the rubble. They also placed “tickers,” which simulate a person knocking against debris, trying to signal for help, and actual human body parts (“legally obtained,” one firefighter said) in some locations to test K-9 cadaver search dogs. Long twisted I-beams, asphalt and tar roofing, and piles of concrete debris lay cluttered around the site. Strands of reinforcement bar sprouted out of concrete pilings. Task force members used the coring drill, reciprocating saws and massive wire cutters to work their way through the mess. “Concrete breaching actually is one of the bread-andbutter elements of urban search and rescue,” said Scott Goldstein, another assistant chief for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, as he walked through a separate area of the building. In that section, where the roof had not collapsed, members of the task force nailed together long boards of lumber and shored up various sections of walls — reminiscent of emergency situations rescue workers had to navigate similar to the Pentagon bombing, Goldstein said. “[Shoring] held up the building where the plane hit,” he said. Back at the Passat, a rescue worker called out, “I’ve got a victim right here!” Within a few more minutes, they finally extricated the mannequin from the crumpled car. It was the sixth of the day. As a chilly rain came down, they took a short break, then headed back to work — there were more victims in the rubble and time was draining away.



A new parking garage is open at the Twinbrook Metro station in Rockville, according to a Metro news release. The 426-space parking garage opened at 5 a.m. Monday, the release said. Construction on the garage began in 2011, but its opening was delayed due to “extensive cracks” in the concrete, The Gazette reported in April. At


the time, representatives for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority said the cracks did not pose a structural issue, but needed to be repaired. The garage was built by Coakley & Williams, a contractor hired by The JBG Cos., which is developing the property under an agreement with the transit authority. The contractor agreed to make repairs and warranty its work, according to WMATA board documents at the time. Repairs were initially expected to be completed in June, The Gazette reported. This week, Metro spokesman Dan

Stessel said he believed negotiations with the developer were the reason for the opening being delayed until now. “It’s open, it’s available for riders and that’s really all the information we’re going to release on it,” he said. The new garage was a necessary component of JBG’s plans to develop around the Twinbrook Metro station. The company broke ground Sept. 30 on an apartment and retail building called The Terano, which is the next phase in its Twinbrook Metro project.


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Starr: ‘We must confront these problems’ BY


An alcohol and drug abuse prevention forum held Monday at Richard Montgomery High School

in Rockville brought school, police and government officials together to present to parents and others topics including heroin use, drug effects on young brains and parent involvement. However, some parents who attended expressed disappointment they were not part of a larger audience.

“There aren’t as many people in this room as we’d like,” Superintendent Joshua P. Starr said. About 100 people attended the forum, said Dana Tofig, a school system spokesman. Montgomery County Public Schools worked with county police and local nonprofit groups to host the forum. There also was a

resource fair with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the NarAnon Family Groups and area treatment centers, among others. In addition to the school system and police, the event’s organizers included the Montgomery County Collaboration Council,

the Montgomery County Alliance to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse and the Brave and Bold coalition. The forum intended for a countywide audience took place a few weeks after a similar forum was held at Wootton High School specifically for that school’s community. Starr, a forum speaker, em-

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phasized the focus on social emotional well-being in the school system’s new framework. This includes a goal to help students decide to turn away from drugs and alcohol, he said. “I always want us to think about the fact that we must confront these problems and these issues, and create solutions with each other and with our kids,” he said. Starr said students should know they’re valued and should be watched carefully for signs something is wrong. “We have to know every single child in front of us,” Starr said. James Bjork — a researcher who has studied teenagers’ brains and a parent of county school system students — said he found that adolescent brains, are still undergoing development and “don’t process risk enough.” On average, he said, young brains also make no distinction between earning a reward that is guaranteed and earning a reward at a risk. Sgt. Keith Matthis of Montgomery County Police’s drug enforcement section said he has seen a decrease in the use of prescription opioid drugs and an increase in the use of heroin. Potential explanations for the trends, he said, are that health care authorities are tightening regulations for opioid prescriptions, and heroin is more accessible and cheaper. The rise of heroin use is a local and a national trend, Matthis said. Matthis recommended that parents check their children’s belongings, including their phone, car and rooms for signs of substance abuse. “If you don’t check ’em, we will,” he said. Ursula Hermann, director of the school system’s Department of Student Services, shared her experience as a parent who set up many rules to stay informed about her teenagers’ friends and activities. Hermann said it can be a daunting task for parents to talk to their children. “You bet it is, but that’s part of our job as parents,” she said. During a question-and-answer component of the forum, one parent asked how to react to a conversation she heard between her son and his friends, who were talking about people they knew who were involved in drugs. “What do I do with that information?” she asked. Matthis told her she could turn to police, while Starr suggested contacting the principal. Lisa Essich and her daughter Lea Edgecomb, 20, also attended the event. Edgecomb overdosed on heroin when she was a 15-yearold county student and now must use a wheelchair. She and her mom have visited several county schools to share her story. Addressing the forum speakers, Essich asked how the school system might help spread the message to more students through programs, such as her daughter’s talks. Some parents asked the school system to consider organizing similar sessions at individual schools and how to gather more people in the future. “The next step,” one parent said, is figuring out “how to get the audience full.”

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Developers can get more density in exchange for below-market-rate units BY AGNES BLUM STAFF WRITER

Leaders in Montgomery County’s efforts to provide affordable housing met Monday with staff members of the county’s planning department to dispel some myths about what the new zoning code might mean for their efforts. A lot of misinformation and mischaracterization has circulated about the changes, said Barbara Goldberg Goldman, co-chairwoman of the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County Maryland, which organized the event. The nonprofit works on issues such as workforce housing, mixeduse and mixed-income developments, inclusionary zoning, rental housing and home ownership. County planners recently

rewrote the zoning code to modernize antiquated and redundant zoning regulations. The County Council’s Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee’s draft of the zoning code text and map is to be released Friday. On Nov. 12 and 14, the full council will hold public hearings to get feedback. In December, the committee will meet to consider the public hearing testimony and finalize the draft. “We thought the best approach would be bring together all of us who are involved and invested in this issue,” Goldberg Goldman said. “Let’s get the facts and the real deal from the people who are most responsible for crafting the zoning rewrite.” Far from hurting the number of new affordable housing units being developed, the new code will help promote the building of moderately priced dwelling units, said Rose Krasnow, the county’s interim planning director.

The moderately priced housing program, started in 1974, lets developers increase housing density in return for building below-market-rate units. Under the current code, projects with 20 or more units must designate 12.5 percent to 15 percent of new units as affordable. In exchange, developers can build up to 22 percent more than the density permitted in the original zoning. Developers can get even greater density if they add extra units, said Joshua Sloan, a plan-

Elrich matches minimum wage proposal to District, Prince George’s County BY RYAN MARSHALL STAFF WRITER

Montgomery County Councilman Marc Elrich will alter his bill to increase the county’s minimum wage in an effort to coordinate with similar proposals in Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C. Elrich’s bill originally sought to increase Montgomery’s minimum wage over a three-year period, from the current state minimum of $7.25 an hour to $12. He announced on Friday that the bill would instead require an increase to $11.50. The move “levels the playing field” between each of the two counties and the District, Elrich (D- At Large) of Takoma Park, said Monday. While each jurisdiction must pass its own bill, all three must deal with issues caused by large populations, low wages and the high cost of social programs, he said. Prince George’s County Council Chairwoman Andrea Harrison (D-Dist. 5) of Springdale and D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) have proposed similar bills. Harrison could not be reached for comment Monday, but told The Washington Post last week that while she expected some opposition from the business community, she believes many businesses will be concerned with making sure their employees’ needs are met. Elrich said $11.50 an hour still wouldn’t equal a wage that it takes to actually live in the county, estimated at more than $13 an hour. “It would be nice, but we’re not there yet,” Elrich said

of reaching the living wage amount. Under Elrich’s plan, Montgomery’s minimum wage would increase gradually — to $8.25 an hour on July 1, 2014, $9.75 an hour on July 1, 2015 and to the full $11.50 an hour on July 1, 2016. After 2016, the minimum wage would be tied to increases in the Consumer Price Index, which tracks changes in the price of various items for different regions of the country. Elrich said he’s had many conversations with business owners and others in the county about the bill, and tried to add in measures to address some of their concerns. The bill contains exemptions for workers who are not covered by the state minimum wage law, workers who receive tips or young workers who receive an opportunity wage under state or federal laws. The bill also allows for a 90day introductory period during which an employee can be paid at the previous year’s wage level, something Elrich said he added after hearing from some employers concerned about paying higher wages to employees who may not stay. The bill would also allow employers who offer their workers health care to pay lower wages. A public hearing on the bill is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24.


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ning department staffer. However, this has not created a bevy of new affordable units, he said. Since 2005, only 119 units, out of the thousands built, have been “bonus,” according to county records. “We’re not getting a large amount,” Sloan said. However, under the proposed code, a developer would be able to add more moderately priced units than the required 12.5 percent and not have those additional units counted against the project’s density. For some advocates in the

affordable housing world, that still would not spur developers to build enough lower-cost units to meet demand. “A growing number of people in the affordable housing world are asking for 15 percent to be a given,” said Robert Goldman of Montgomery Housing Partnership, a nonprofit housing developer that acquires, rehabilitates, builds and manages quality affordable rental housing in the county. “What could get developers to 15 percent?” Krasnow cautioned that it was a balancing act and that

putting too many demands on developers could stymie new growth. “It’s very expensive for them to do that,” Krasnow said. “We could have a huge backlash.” Richard Nelson, the director of the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs, said the base of 12.5 percent makes Montgomery County one of the most, if not the most, progressive jurisdictions in the nation.


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Navarro: Businesses like this will feel effect BY


With a Rockville construction company as a backdrop, President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Thursday to vote to end the federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1 after the Republican-majority House of Representatives and Democrat-majority U.S. Senate failed to agree on any spending bills for fiscal 2014. “Unfortunately if this continues, businesses like this are going to feel and experience the negative impact,” Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro said after the rally. The rally took place at M. Luis Construction Co., which was started 25 years ago by a family from Portugal that didn’t speak English, said Filipe Dominigues, a cousin of the owners. Sisters Cidalia LuisAkbar and Natalia Luis bought the company from their father.


Obama offered Luis Construction as an example of a small business that will feel the effect of the government shutdown and one that has benefitted from government assistance such as Small Business Administration loans. The Gazette was not allowed inside the event because press was limited. Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring expressed frustration with Congress and the risk the shutdown poses to the economy. “I think locally we are really going to have to start to assess the impact,” she said. Groups of residents gathered outside hoping to catch a glimpse of the president, while police roped off the area and redirected traffic briefly. Rep. Christopher Van Hollen Jr. (D-Dist. 8) of Kensington said Obama’s “basic message was, let’s vote today,” to open the government. He said the House would pass a basic bill today reopening the government, but that House Speaker John Boehner was not allowing a vote in the House.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at M. Luis Construction Company in Rockville on Thursday. “He’s been listening to this very reckless faction within the House Republication party,” he said. “You don’t reduce your debt

by not paying your bills,” Obama said in his speech, “it just makes you unreliable.” Councilman Craig Rice (DDist. 3) of Germantown said he was glad to see Obama put a face to the effects of the shutdown. Rather than a government shutdown, “we need to talk about this in terms of a people shutdown,” he said. When a project stops because of the shutdown, construction workers may not get paid next week, Rice said. “We have folks like that all throughout the county, who are being negatively impacted by the government shutdown,” he said. Councilman Hans Riemer (D-At large) of Takoma Park was among those who shook hands with Obama after the speech. Riemer served as the President’s National and Youth Director during the 2008 presidential campaign and Riemer’s wife, Angela, worked on the president’s 2006 U.S. Senate campaign. Riemer and the President caught up on how Riemer’s family is doing — Reimer’s son was



Una Small (right) of Olney and Brian Maranville and his wife Kathryn Krycka of Rockville (right and center), who are furloughed from NIST in Gaithersburg, wave and photograph the presidential motorcade as it arrives at M. Luis Construction in Rockville. Small, who like several dozen other spectators was held on a sidewalk to watch the motorcade pass, says it was “great, but I’m sorry I didn’t get to see (President Barack Obama).” born during the 2008 campaign. Obama told Riemer to bring his family to the White House for a visit, the councilman said. Several local businesses said they had been notified of Obama’s visit the day before he


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Government shutdown could hurt consumer confidence And that could mean holiday shopping takes a hit n



Retail spending during the holiday season in November and December dwarfs other seasons: n Christmas and other winter holidays: $602.1 billion. n Back to school and college: $83.8 billion. n Mother’s Day: $18.6 billion.

The fourth quarter is traditionally the retail industry’s time to shine, with consumer confidence a key part of getting smartphones and iPad minis to fly out of stores to under people’s Christmas trees. But the federal government shutdown comes at one of the worst times for retailers just as they prepare for the holiday shopping season, the busiest time of the year for most stores. November and December can account for as much as 40 percent of a store’s annual sales. “We think we can weather this if [the shutdown] gets resolved quickly,” Matthew Shay, president of the National Retail Federation, said last week in a conference call. “But obviously, we are very concerned that if this

n Valentine’s Day: $17.6 billion. n Easter: $16.8 billion. n Father’s Day: $12.7 billion. n Super Bowl: $11.0 billion. n Halloween: $8 billion. n St. Patrick’s Day: $4.6 billion. SOURCE: NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION

drags on for an extended period of time, it’s going to affect consumer confidence and it’s got implications for the entire rest of the holiday shopping season.” At the Montgomery Village Center Spirit store, sales had not slowed after the shutdown started on Oct. 1, said Joe Korgash, a manager at the seasonal retailer that focuses on cos-

tumes and accessories for Halloween. The store has been in that Gaithersburg location since late August and closes a few days after Halloween. “We have continued to be busy,” Korgash said Thursday. “I haven’t seen any change in customer traffic this week.” The retail federation expects holiday sales nationwide to in-

CITY OF ROCKVILLE NOTICE OF ELECTION Notice is hereby given that an election will be held in the City of Rockville on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, to elect a Mayor and four Councilmembers to serve for terms of two years. The polls will be open continuously from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. All residents of the City of Rockville who are registered to vote either with the City or with the County, and who will be at least 18 years old on Election Day, are qualified to vote. Absentee ballots are available for those who cannot come to the polls and vote in person on Election Day. For further information regarding absentee ballots, voter registration, and polling places, please go to: index.aspx?nid=966, email the office of the City Clerk at, or call (240) 314-8286.



crease by almost 4 percent to $602.1 billion over last year. “Overall, retailers are optimistic for the 2013 holiday season, hoping political debates over government spending and the debt ceiling do not erase any economic progress we’ve already made,” Shay said. Online sales during November and December are expected to grow between 13 percent and 15 percent over last holiday season to as much as $82 billion, according to Last year’s online sales during the fourth quarter rose 15.5 percent over 2011’s fourth quarter. This year’s season will welcome several new stores that weren’t around a year ago. Costco opened in Wheaton in April, while Wegmans and some smaller retailers near it debuted last month in Germantown. Crown, a multi-use development under construction in Gaithersburg near the Washingtonian Center, has opened a Star-

“... Obviously, we are very concerned that if this drags on for an extended period of time, it’s going to affect consumer confidence and it’s got implications for the entire rest of the holiday shopping season.” Matthew Shay, president of the National Retail Federation, bucks and will have other retailers open in a few months, including a Harris Teeter grocery store. The community broke ground about a year ago and has “dozens” of sales of units, said Kristine Warner, a spokeswoman for Crown. “Crown is really taking shape,” Warner said. Retail employment in Montgomery and Frederick counties rose by 1,700 jobs between August and August 2012, according to the latest federal labor figures.

Wal-Mart and Kohl’s — two of the largest retail employers in Montgomery and Frederick — plan to hire about the same number of seasonal employees as last year. Another large area retailer, Target, plans to hire about 20 percent less, as officials said they want to let permanent workers get more hours and respond better to changes during the holiday season.

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Parents: Language-immersion students hurt by transfer policy changes Exemptions sought so they can pursue higher-level studies




Parents of language-immersion students are seeking an exemption from proposed changes to the Montgomery County Public Schools’ transfer policy. The changes, meant to prevent overcrowding at some high schools, would hinder their children’s ability to continue upper-level language studies from elementary and middle schoollevel immersion programs, the

parents say. The school board’s policy committee is set to next discuss comments on the changes at its Tuesday meeting. One proposed change to the transfer policy would require a student who attended a middle school that is not their neighborhood school to reapply to continue on to a high school in the same cluster. A family who wants to transfer their child to another school must prove a significant hardship to be granted a Change of School Assignment (COSA). Parents said at the Sept. 23 school board meeting and in interviews that immersion

students represent a small percentage of the total number of students who attend a school outside their neighborhood cluster and do not significantly contribute to overcrowding at schools they attend, which include Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Winston Churchill high schools, as well as various schools in the Downcounty and Northeast consortiums. Tricia Steadman, the parent of a Spanish immersion student at Rock Creek Forest Elementary school, said this change would affect students in Chinese and Spanish programs — who typically continue on to the same high school together — more

than those in the French programs — who typically return to a neighborhood high school. Steadman said proving the hardship necessary for reassignment is “a bit of a hurdle” that immersion program parents have not had in the past. Schools spokesman Dana Tofig said the school system requires students to reapply when moving from an elementary school outside of their neighborhood school to a middle school in the same cluster. An immersion program student moving from elementary school to middle school, however, is “generally allowed” to keep attending a school outside



of a home cluster to continue in the program, Tofig said. A similar allowance has been made for the transition from middle to high school, he said. “The practice has been that a student in a middle school immersion program is afforded the same consideration as a student on a COSA and is allowed to continue into the high school in the same cluster,” Tofig said in an email. The policy, however, does not specifically address students who are in an immersion program, he said. He added there has no been no discussion about exemptions to the proposed altered transfer policy. An Hu said she enrolled her daughter in a Chinese languageimmersion program in kindergarten so she could become fluent in “a global language.” Hu — who quit her job to drive her daughter to a school with an immersion program — said her family and others have made “career changes, life changes” to be in an immersion program and want a guarantee from that their children can continue learning a language at an advanced level in high school. If the change is adopted and immersion families are not exempted, Hu said she feels her

family would be “shut out” from the final years of her daughter’s language education. “She has no way of being able to take AP Chinese unless we move,” she said. Steadman said she and other parents are considering — if the changes are adopted — whether to continue their children in a middle-school immersion program or have them attend their neighborhood school so they can have a group of friends by the time they reach high school. Liza Smith of Clarksburg said her son — a Spanish immersion student at Westland Middle School in Bethesda — faces another obstacle as a resident of the upper-county area. “If you live in upcounty, you have to go to downcounty to take these special programs,” she said. County school board member Patricia O’Neill said she understands parents are “extremely concerned” but, from the board’s perspective, immersion programs are one of many issues under consideration. “I’m happy we’ve undertaken the review because there are other issues that the board has been dealing with for number of years that we need to take a look at,” she said.

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every house in my ZIP code. ... Pure Energy and Ms. Kerr were told last year that she could decorate her home. She could not use it as a business promotional event.” Last year, Kerr again was cited for hosting a business promotion at her home and violating the county zoning ordinance. This year, Kerr set up a separate Facebook and website for


There are goblins, an altar full of vampires and a zombie exhibit, but what supporters of the Haunted Garden in Silver Spring fear most is the witch hunt they believe is happening to their neighbor. Donna Kerr goes all out decorating her yard for Halloween. But a temporary restraining order signed by Montgomery County District Court Judge Patricia Mitchell Oct. 4 has put her plans in purgatory. Neighbors to her 9215 Worth Ave. home worry narrow roads in their Seven Oaks Evanswood community can’t handle the thousands of visitors Kerr expects to view her free display. A hearing in Montgomery County District Court on the order is scheduled for Oct. 15. The Haunted Garden was expected to open to the public Oct. 19. “Halloween for me is one of my favorite childhood memories. Standing in line going to the haunted houses in the neighborhood, and it was a really good time,” Kerr said. Supporters of the event said the restraining order is a “bit of a witch hunt,” and at this point, Kerr is being “bullied.” “I wish that people against would spend time doing something constructive,” said Jennifer Locke, a neighbor who lives across the street from Kerr. Amy Cress’ backyard is behind where the Haunted Garden takes place, and she does not see anything wrong with the not see anything wrong with the vent. “It hasn’t been a problem as far as I can see. We are really frustrated that it may not hap

Oct. 4 stated the event could cause “immediate, substantial and irreparable harm to the county.” Kerr had to stop preparations and tell people on Facebook and a Haunted Garden website that the Halloween exhibition is canceled for now. She’s called for a public campaign to help her case.


Donna Kerr stands at her Worth Avenue home in Silver Spring, pictured on Tuesday with props for her annual Halloween event. Kerr hosts a free attraction called “The Haunted Garden,” where guests walk amongst Halloweenthemed exhibits throughout her yard. Neighbors have complained and the county is taking legal action to stop this season’s event. frustrated that it may not happen,” she said. A neighbor, one of 19 people who signed the complaint, refused to comment and asked not to be identified, saying, “It is an awkward time right now.” Kerr opened her first Haunted Garden in 2010 after decorating her yard for a humane society fundraiser. To get the word out about the garden the next year, Kerr used the website of her company, Pure Energy Real Estate, and an email mass mailing list. In 2011, she was cited by Montgomery County Department of Permits for having her company sign and logo as part of the display in a residential zone. That year, about 2,000 visitors came to the garden, said

Diane Schwartz Jones, director of the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services. Under county regulations, only two visitors are allowed in a permitted home occupation in a residential zone. “The multi-day promotional event creates issues of pedestrian and vehicular safety and impacts on parking availability for residents within the neighborhood,” Schwartz Jones wrote in an email to The Gazette. Schwartz Jones said there are differences between the Haunted Garden and decorating a house for other seasons. “If I decorate my house, I do not send it on a business flyer to

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the Haunted Garden, but fliers about the Haunted Garden include housing listings for her Pure Energy company. On Oct. 4 she was given a notice of violation from the Department of Permitting Services for again advertising the haunted garden to the general public. Kerr refused to sign it. The restraining order filed


LADIES, IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU! Tell your friends The Hilton

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WOO-HOO! IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”Albert Einstein. This sentiment is the reason why Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (MAFCU) is proud to sponsor The Gazette’s My Favorite Teacher Contest.

Meet the IPad sweepstakes winner in next week’s paper!

“The teachers of Montgomery County assist in building the backbone to our communities’ future leaders. They help develop, instill qualities of character, challenge and educate all students in a positive manner. Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union wants to help recognize all teachers for their commitment to our students.” –MAFCU President and CEO, Richard Wieczorek Jr. Similar to the dedication teachers have for their students, Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union is dedicated to make Montgomery County a better place to live and work. We achieve this by supporting local causes, offering innovative financing solutions to our neighbors and sponsoring free educational programs for both consumers and businesses.

Get ready to vote for the finalists on October 24th! If your teacher makes the ballot, be sure to spread the word!

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Barrie School is a community of learners from age 18-months through Grade 12. We empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop their creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world. We offer an exemplary Montessori Lower School program for ages 18-months through Grade 5 and a rigorous, projectbased Middle-Upper School curriculum for Grades 6 through 12. At all levels, Barrie strives to know and understand our students as individuals, guiding their way to excellence. We foster respect for self, others, and the environment in every member of our community. Visit<


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Germantown Dental Group is proud to sponsor the My Favorite Teacher Contest. We believe the values and skills learned in the classroom are vital building blocks for life, and teachers are a major factor in passing on these skills to our children. When children take a greater interest in learning, they continue to make better and smarter life choices. At Germantown Dental Group, we support our local teachers who are teaching children values and positive behaviors, not to mention helping kids explore their unique talents so that they can reach their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Based in Germantown, Md., Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (MAFCU) is a not-for-profit institution managed for the sole benefit of its members, and offers many financial services at better rates and fees. Profits are returned to MAFCU members in the form of higher savings rates, lower loan rates, and lower fees. MAFCU currently has over 25,000 members and over $270 million in assets. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers or attends school in Montgomery Country, Maryland. For more information, please visit, email or call: (301) 944-1800.

October 12 is National Moment of Frustration Day and what better time to address your child’s learning struggles? If your child spends hours doing homework every night, has little confidence in school or has less than stellar grades, LearningRx can help. Unlike tutoring, which focuses on subject matter, LearningRx treats the root cause of learning struggles: weak cognitive skills. We’ll train your child’s brain to make learning ANYTHING faster, easier and more efficient by strengthen skills like memory, logic & reasoning, processing speed, auditory and visual processing and attention. Call today to learn more. 301-944-5500


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Local governments are going mobile. Here is a selection of smartphone apps that can make it easier for residents to interact with local agencies.

BOOKMYNE n Cost: Free n Cost to develop/ongoing costs: No additional cost; is included in contract with SIRSI


The website for the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission – like websites of other government agencies – has seen a steady increase in pageviews.

n Available for: Android, iPhone


n Bookmyne connects users to their library’s catalogue and library account remotely. It also lets them download books from Project Gutenburg, a site with free ebook versions of works with expired copyrights. The app also lets users receive an array of recommended book lists from a variety of sources, including, a book reviewing and cataloguing site.


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n Cost: App is free; transactions within it have a fee n Cost to develop/ongoing costs: There is no cost to the school system for being part of MyLunchMoney n Available for: Android, iPhone n MyLunchMoney is a national app and website that the Montgomery County school district has chosen to participate in that lets parents review what children are purchasing at school lunch, see the balance on their account and put more money into the account.


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n Cost: App is free, transactions have a cost



n Available for: Android, iPad, iPhone n MobileNOW! lets users pay for parking meters in certain areas with their smartphones or iPads. Some meters in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Wheaton, Montgomery Hills and North Bethesda use MobileNOW!.


Continued from Page A-1 more services to taxpayers by expanding what’s offered online. Rockville spokeswoman Marylou Berg said the city launched a redesigned website in June. Some of the top-visited pages on Rockville’s website are those for city facilities, career opportunities and special events. In a one-year period, the site drew a little less than 3.4 million page views, an average of about 280,000 page views per month. In addition to general information about the city, Rockville’s website includes an option to sign up for notifications and newsletters on a variety of topics. Visitors can watch video recordings of city meetings, report potholes and pay bills. “We have a button right on the home page for paying online, so you can pay your tickets, your water bills, [your] sewer, your stormwater utility,” Berg said. “Those are all done with a third-party vendor.” Arts enthusiasts can order tickets for shows at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Civic Center Park online. Rockville’s staff produces

and maintains content, and a Kansas company hosts the site. This year, web hosting cost $8,600; that figure is expected to go up 3 percent per year, Berg said. The city also employs a Web administrator.

Digital innovations Montgomery County government has a decentralized system of websites, said Donna Bigler, assistant director of the Office of Public Information. The website launched in 1995, she said. For the first nine months of 2013, the county tallied more than 10.7 million page views, according to a Google Analytics report of the county’s website traffic. Its most popular pages, besides the county home page, were the careers page, the library catalog and the Ride On route schedules. Recently, the number of people accessing the website from mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, has increased, Bigler said. Now, about 11 percent of the site’s visitors are using mobile devices. Kyung Lee, the county’s Web content manager, said residents and county agencies also are us-

ing social media more. “I think everyone, including Montgomery County, is more open to resident interaction through the Web,” Lee said. A few years ago, many government agencies were wary of letting residents post comments directly on the governments’ websites. Now, they tend to see social media as platforms to share information and receive comments from residents, Lee said. “We still moderate, but we let people comment and use the comments to let others know about the information,” he said. By responding to comments on social media, county employees can let others see the answers to questions they might have had. The county debuted online open data initiatives last year, so the public can search for things like permits, budget records and salaries themselves, Lee said.

Different approaches to the Web Operating costs for local government websites vary. Chevy Chase Management Assistant Eric Glidden, who helps operate, said the annual cost of hosting

the town’s recently updated site is about $2,000. Traffic follows seasonal patterns. Abbi Irelan, marketing and public affairs manager for Montgomery Parks, said in an email that the number of visits to the website tends to spike in the spring and summer. The most popular pages also vary, but the pages for Brookside Gardens, picnic shelters and activity buildings, and regional and recreational parks tend to be some of the most visited. The site costs about $5,000 a year for hosting, fees, and addons such as forms and comment tools. Most of the operating cost goes to the development and design of new content areas or tools. Montgomery County Public Schools employs five people to focus on the development and maintenance of its website, though individual schools update their own websites, schools spokesman Dana Tofig said.

Growing importance of connecting online County departments and local utilities also are seeing higher traffic numbers. The domain Montgom-

The Montgomery County Council Will Hold a

Public Hearing on

Proposed Changes to the County Zoning Law and the Zoning Map Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 14 7:30 p.m. Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed new zoning law (ZTA 13-04) and a proposed new zoning map for the County (G-956) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 14. The zoning law has not been comprehensively updated since 1977. The County Planning Board has suggested changes to the law. The Council is considering those changes and the recommendations of the Council’s Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee. Few changes are proposed for single-family residential properties. Non-residentially zoned properties and their neighbors could be affected. Information concerning the proposed new law and map is available online at

If you wish to testify at the public hearing, call 240-777-7803. Call by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. Spaces are limited. Written testimony or comments can be mailed to: County Council, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 or emailed to all Councilmembers at



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Average time on site 2011: 2 minutes 57 seconds Average time on site 2012: 3 minutes 41 seconds Average time on site varies 2013 (Jan – July): 3 minutes 40 seconds launched in 2008, Irelan said. The website originally started as part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Montgomery County website, which debuted in 1995. In 2011, had a little more than 630,000 unique visitors. In 2012, that number reached 740,000. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which provides water and sewer services for much of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, offers online bill paying, water quality advisories and utility work information at wsscwater. com. The current site launched in 2010. The commission plans to launch a new site in 2014, according to Lyn Riggins, a WSSC

spokeswoman. In 2012, between 57,000 and 86,000 unique visitors came to the site each month, meaning more than 300,000 to 400,000 monthly page views. Last year, visitors spent an average of three minutes and 41 seconds on the site per visit. Riggins said in an email that a map on the site lets customers see if their area is under a boil-water advisory or mandatory water restrictions. Last July, when Prince George’s county was experiencing water restrictions, the site had 77,783 visitors in a five-day period, compared to 21,180 visitors during the five previous weekdays.


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AAA: County’s rapid transit plan ‘fatally flawed’ Fall politics preview Organization warns council of ‘worse gridlock’ n



AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging the county to reconsider its bus rapid transit plan. AAA representative Mahlon G. Anderson wrote in a letter to the Montgomery County Council on Sunday that the county’s plan is “fatally flawed in multiple ways.” County planners are working on a plan to bring a rapid transit


network to existing county roads. The county is proposing eight lines, which would run through U.S. 29, New Hampshire Avenue, University Boulevard, Georgia Avenue, Veirs Mill Road, Randolph Road, Md. 355 and North Bethesda. The network would be part of the Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan, which is intended to improve transportation options, support local businesses and be environmentally friendly, according to county planners. Anderson argues in his letter that building bus lines on existing arteries would hobble the area’s

infrastructure. “Reducing ... capacity by ‘repurposing’ general lanes on some of our county’s most clogged arteries is a recipe for even worse gridlock,” Anderson wrote. “Dedicated lanes should be created by adding capacity to our arteries, not by subtracting it.” A memo from Montgomery County Deputy Council Administrator Glenn Orlin said some lanes may be created from medians or along the side of county roads, and others may be implemented through reversible lanes. The Coalition for Smarter

Growth, an advocacy group for mass transit, has supported the plan, but some downcounty residents, including Councilwoman Nancy M. Floreen (D-At large) of Garrett Park, have criticized it. In Friendship Heights, residents argued that the traffic congestion from bus lanes, in an area with multiple mass transit options, would do more harm than good. In August, the County Council added a second day of public hearings to its schedule for the proposed 81-mile bus rapid transit system. The system has been pared down from County Executive Isiah Leggett’s 2012 plan for a 161.5-mile network. The AAA representative questioned whether the county could afford the current proposed network, with possible capital and operating costs coming to half a billion dollars per year. “We believe a detailed financial analysis must be conducted,” Anderson wrote. Orlin’s memo to the council said the county expects an estimated cost for land acquisition, design and construction to be about $3 billion. In comparison, Orlin noted, the Intercounty Connector cost $2.4 billion. In his letter, Anderson applauded county planners’ move toward pedestrian, bicycle and transit activity. “This is appropriate for current and future urban areas, but ... it must not be accomplished by doing serious damage to those commuters and residents who choose to use — or must rely — on their cars.” The County Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee will assess the plan, corridor by corridor, during a series of work sessions this month.

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With Maryland’s primary election nine months away, candidates, campaigns and committees are hosting events and collecting money to make financial filings as fat as possible. Maryland Election Law prohibits the state’s governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller and members of the legislature from raising money during the annual General Assembly session, said Jared DeMarinis, the director of the State Board of Elections’ Candidacy and Campaign Finance Division. The General Assembly’s 90-day session for 2014 starts Jan. 8 and ends April 7. Next year’s primary is June 24, three months earlier than in past elections. That means candidates will have two-anda-half months to raise campaign dollars after the session. Candidates are stacking their calendars this fall. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown’s gubernatorial campaign manager, Justin Schall, said little about where Brown will be between now and the end of the year. Schall would say only that Brown (D) will be busy with “dozens of fundraisers” and that he will make policy announcements in October and an announcement about the campaign’s grassroots efforts this week. One of those policy statements came Tuesday, when Brown announced his plan to provide every child in Maryland with universal and voluntary pre-kindergarten. Also running for governor, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has at least a dozen appearances booked through the end of November. Another gubernatorial candidate, Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Dist. 20) of






Takoma Park, has three events booked so far this fall. Among Republican candidates for governor, Harford County Executive David R. Craig (D) has 14 campaign stops scheduled in October alone. Charles Lollar (R) has seven through the end of November. Someone speaking on behalf of Del. Ronald A. George (R-Dist. 30) of Arnold said George has “several” planned, but he would not elaborate. Some key events are: Saturday: Maryland Republicans celebrate fall with an Oktoberfest fundraiser in Timonium. Oct. 17: Transportation leaders will visit Montgomery County on their annual tour across the state to hear priorities for the fiscal 2015 budget. Oct. 18-19: Candidates for governor are expected to descend on the annual Maryland State Educators Association Convention in Ocean City, seeking the union’s endorsement. Oct. 25-27: Maryland State and District of Columbia AFLCIO members are expected to vote on picks for governor, comptroller, attorney general and Congress at their convention in Baltimore. Nov. 5: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation will host a forum gubernatorial candidate forum. Nov. 9: Maryland’s Federation of Republican Women will host Campaign School during its annual fall convention in Gaithersburg. It’s open to candidates and campaign workers and has the blessing of the Republican National Committee. Nov. 20: Montgomery County’s Senate and House delegations will hold a joint hearing to listen to the public’s ideas about the next legislative session. As an open-ended forum for residents to come and talk on just about anything, “it’s always a free-for-all,” House delegation chair Anne R. Kaiser (D-Dist. 14) of Burtonsville said.


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Continued from Page A-1 venue and extend the run to accommodate those who have purchased tickets, spokeswoman Amanda Russell said. The group said last week it relocated its operations to Wintergreen Plaza in Rockville. As of Tuesday, Adventure Theatre-MTC had canceled several shows at Glen Echo Park, Russell said. If forced to cancel the remaining performances of “Goodnight Moon,” Russell said, her organization stands to lose about $45,000 in revenue. In addition to the performances, Russell said, Adventure Theatre-MTC has a Harvest Fest gala scheduled for Oct. 17, which also could be at risk of cancellation if the government shutdown keeps Glen Echo Park closed. Russell said the group is trying to relocate the gala. Perhaps the most unlikely people scrambling to change their Glen Echo Park plans are brides-to-be. Couples planning to be married there are rushing to find new venues for their nuptials as they, too, are locked out of the federally run park. Some of those weddings are moving to Strathmore in North Bethesda, spokesman Mike Fila said. Over the weekend, Strathmore hosted a wedding on three days’ notice for a bride and

Jaleo in Bethesda is offering furloughed federal workers a free flauta sandwich between 3 and 5 p.m. until the partial shutdown ends. groom scrambling to relocate their service and reception from Glen Echo, Fila said in an email. Strathmore tentatively has scheduled at least two more weddings this month that were originally booked at Glen Echo, he said. Another visible way the shutdown has come to the Bethesda area is through businesses providing discounts and


Continued from Page A-1 The number of sidelined employees was 600 fewer than what Lockheed officials thought on Friday. After Hagel said Saturday that most of the roughly 400,000 civilian employees in that department had been deemed essential for national security, Lockheed officials decided to reduce the number of furloughs. Most of those affected work in civilian programs in the Washington region, said Gordon Johndroe, a Lockheed spokesman. Since the first day of the shutdown on Oct. 1, Maryland has had 16,078 requests for federal unemployment benefits, Maureen O’Connor, spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Monday. Typically, the state sees about 2,500 to 3,500 applications a year from federal workers, but on the first day of the shutdown alone, it received nearly 4,000 applications, she said. Defense employees might be headed back to work, but the Navy Band is not performing. The band canceled its birthday concert scheduled for Wednesday at the Music Hall at Strathmore in North Bethesda because of the ongoing shutdown. A celebration of the Navy’s 238 years, the concert was intended to highlight Navy and national heritage, pay tribute to officers from the space program and honor injured military personnel and their caregivers. Four Navy Band ensembles were to perform. In honor of the sesquicentennial of the Gettysburg Address, quotes by Abraham Lincoln highlighting freedom and liberty were to be displayed on a video screen throughout the concert. While the Pay Our Military Act allows the Defense Department to recall employees, public outreach events such as band concerts remain shut down, said Adam Grimm, a Navy Band spokesman. However, the band still is playing at ceremonies and funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, he said. The band does not plan to reschedule the birthday concert, he said. Wednesday’s performance is the second the Navy Band has scrubbed since the shutdown started. Grimm said it canceled a jazz performance by the Navy Band Commodores on Friday at Howard Community College in Columbia. With other performances scheduled — including one Saturday in Washington and four next week — Grimm said it is unclear how many other concerts might be canceled if the shutdown continues. “Between the sequestration and then this, it’s just been taking things a week at a time,” he said, referring to automatic federal budget cuts this year. Staff Writer Kevin James Shay contributed to this report.


freebies to furloughed workers. In downtown Bethesda, Redwood restaurant offered an all-day $4 and $5 happy hour to federal employees last week. This weekend, manager Colin Brennan said, the restaurant plans to offer a free glass of wine or an appetizer with the purchase of an appetizer or entree. “We feel bad for those people who have lost their income,”

Brennan said. “We want to support everybody in the community.” Happy hours are a double-edged sword, said Marsha Lopez, the chief of the epidemiology research branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. “The problem is I’m still spending money I wouldn’t ordinarily be spending. So, that makes it tricky,” said Lopez,


who lives in Bethesda. She has tried to scope out the free deals instead. “I did the Z Burger on the first day, and I did the Range pizza,” she said of two eateries, one in Tenleytown and the other in Friendship Heights, both in Washington, that offered free food to furloughed feds. “I want to do one of the José Andrés sandwich things.”

Chef Andrés is giving furloughed employees with government IDs a free sandwich every day throughout the shutdown from 3 to 5 p.m. at any of his three eateries, including Jaleo in Bethesda. Meanwhile, Lopez said, her children’s closets have never been more organized. Searching for something productive to do during the downtime is a common theme among the furloughed. Local list-servs have seen an uptick in federal employees looking for odd jobs, part-time work or just something to do. One man, who wrote that he had 30 years of experience in engineering, research and research management with the federal government, said he would rather tutor children than do nothing. Westbrook Elementary School in Bethesda hopes some of those parents at home, without work, will consider volunteering. “If you are at home today because of the government shutdown, please come out to volunteer as a Westbrook Ranger,” wrote Judit Markarian, chairwoman of the school’s Recess Rangers. “Our government may not be able to figure things out, but we know that our kids would love to have you at lunch and recess.”

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For a few hours last week, seventhgrader Hirschel Nambiar was an executive at Box and Co., a box-making company started by students at Argyle Middle School in Silver Spring. His job only lasted a few hours, but Hirschel, 12, of Damascus, said he learned lessons he will use for life. “I learned how to start a business, how to run and business and how to keep it going,” Hirschel said. “All skills about our future.” Box and Co. was one of the boxmanufacturing businesses that students started Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 through the school’s Innovative Minds curriculum. During two four-hour sessions — one each day — about 60 students, in groups of four or five, started box-building companies. They began with just the idea of creating something. Each team started with $30 borrowed from a bank, eighth-grader Mahelet Samson, 13, of Silver Spring, said.

“We bought the paper for the boxes and rented supplies — scissors, rulers and glue — and had six minutes to create as many boxes as we could,” she said. Andre van der Bergh of Team Business — which teaches business basics to students through interactive programs — was the banker. He provided the supplies and purchased the boxes, allowing each team to complete four six-minute “months” during the program. At the end of each “month,” teams saw how successful their businesses were and made plans to become more profitable. “We had to [remember] to do the taxes and wages, too,” Sihame AboraDiallo, 13, an eighth-grader from Silver Spring, said. Through teamwork, discussion and van der Bergh’s leadership, the students worked to improve their bottom line. In the beginning, it was quantity over quality, Mahelet said. By the end, it was quality over quantity. Van der Bergh paid more for better boxes. If a company was creative, it could make more money. “When selling the box, if you made a handle or were creative decorating it, you could get more money,” Hirschel


Andre van der Bergh of Team Business shows Argyle Middle School students how to chart expenses and income for the businesses they created as part of the Innovative Minds program offered at the Silver Spring school. said. But, Mahelet added, you had to spend more money to rent markers to use for making decorations. So, quantity, quality, innovation, expenses and profit all came into the lesson.

“We take them through the trials and tribulations of running a business, making decisions,” van der Bergh said. In addition to lessons in accounting, communication and business skills, they got a foundation for starting their own businesses and prepared for

a Capstone project all eighth-graders at Argyle complete. “For the Capstone project, [they] will create a business and, with the help of the Junior Achievement curriculum, create a business plan, make a business presentation and work with a business client or nonprofit from the community,” Peter Daddone, magnet coordinator at Argyle, said. “Many of the students from this program will become leaders in the [Capstone] businesses,” he said. Sihame said she found running a business stressful. “We had to make sure we had enough money to pay for rent, the workers, and have enough money to buy supplies for the next run,” she said. In the end, though, she said, she learned a lot. “I learned teamwork and how to get along ... cooperation ... [and] it helped with math a lot. It helped me calculate more” she said. Hirschel said he hopes to be a doctor or a lawyer, but might become an entrepreneur, too. “I’d like to start a separate business to get more money,” he said.

EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Middle school student honored for bravery

Paint Branch High School of Burtonsville: Lacey M. Walker.

Poolesville High School: Connor M. Lugo-Harris and Ekiomoado A. Olumese. Rockville High School: Amanda M. Gardner. Springbrook High School of Silver Spring: William U. Uko. Wheaton High School: Christopher J. McDougall. Thomas S. Wootton High School of Rockville: Jackson I. Pierce Felker. Walter Johnson High School, of Bethesda: Jean Marc Nugent. Walt Whitman High School of Bethesda: Garrett P. Hickel.

When sixth-grader Bryant Pham walked into the main office at Cabin John Middle School

in Potomac on Oct. 2, he had a slightly baffled, slightly worried look on his face. He did not know that the small group of adults including his father, Loc Pham; Montgomery County Police Officer Terese Guilday; Kim Williams, principal of Stone Mill Elementary School in North Potomac; and a few others were there to honor him for his bravery as a patrol at Stone Mill in June 2012. “The weather was terrible, and we dismissed a bunch of children. They got on the school bus, and the driver didn’t leave,” Williams said. “It was getting worse, I was losing trees, and I got on the bus and decided we should take the children back inside the school.” Williams said Bryant, who was a School Safety Patrol officer at the time, was the patrol on the bus. She told him he would have to lead the students into the school, and she would bring up the rear. “He talked to the children and told them they would have to follow him, and he led all the students to safety,” she said. For that act of responsibility and cool headedness, Guilday presented 11-year-old Bryant with the Outstanding Safety Patrol Medal of Valor Award and certificate. He helped by being a role model and keeping the kids calm, Guilday said. “I’m really surprised,” Bryant said. “I did not expect to get this, ever.” Bryant said the storm came up right at dismissal time, and



Cabin John Middle School sixth-grader Bryant Pham (right) was surprised with a safety patrol award Oct. 2 for his leadership in helping fellow students to safety when he was a student at Stone Mill Elementary School in North Potomac during the June 2012 derecho. On hand to present the award was Stone Mill Principal Kim Williams (front, left) and Stone Mill Safety Patrol Sponsor Julie Lynch (left). Looking on is Bryant’s father, Loc Pham. the bus was shaking. “It was unsafe,” he said. He also said he was a little frightened because his little brother Collin, then in second grade, was on the bus. Bryant got everyone inside, and they all sat in the hall until the storm passed. His next thought was for his friends, and, he said, when he got home he called to make sure they were all OK. “I think he did a great job,” Bryant’s dad said.

Students named National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists Twenty students representing 11 high schools throughout Montgomery County Public Schools were selected as semi-

finalists in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship competition. The scholarship program, administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., recognizes academically promising black students across the nation and awards college scholarships to hundreds of students each year. The semifinalists:

Montgomery Blair High School of Silver Spring: Alexander N. Bourzutschky, Isaac N. Jiffar, Siméon K. Kakpovi, Fiona H. Lachman, Christian D. Lanier, Callahan Mayer Marks, Michelle G. McGhee and Paris M. ParkerLoan. James Hubert Blake High School of Silver Spring: Miles A. Douglas and Thomas J. Stanton. Albert Einstein High School of Kensington: Cecile-Emmanuelle A. Kenny.

More than 160,000 students requested consideration for the National Achievement Scholarship Program, and approximately 1,600 were named as semifinalists. The semifinalists selections are based on performance on the Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Tests taken by the students during their junior year. Approximately 80 percent of the semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalist level, and more than half of the finalists will be awarded with scholarships next spring. Last year, 22 students from nine county public schools were named semifinalists and 11 received scholarships.

Chesapeake Bay Trust opens awards program The Chesapeake Bay Trust, a nonprofit grant-making organization dedicated to improving the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers through environmental education, community outreach and local watershed restoration, announced the opening of its 2014 Scholarship and Awards Program.

The program, which honors teachers, students and individuals for their contributions to environmental education; restoration of streams, rivers, and the Bay; and citizen stewardship, is soliciting applications and/or nominations for five awards: Teacher of the Year, Student of the Year, Honorable Arthur Dorman Scholarship, Ellen Fraites Wagner Award and Melanie Teems Award. Applicants must be residents of Maryland and/or the Chesapeake Bay watershed. For complete details and to submit an online application, visit Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Dec. 2. The winners will be announced during the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s 2014 Legislative Reception in January 2014.

Attention Deficit Disorders programs at library Montgomery County Public Libraries will host a free program, “Parenting the ADHD Child,” for parents and teachers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd. The program is co-sponsored by Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders. “Parenting the ADHD Child” will include information about symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and coping strategies for parents to support their children at home and advocate for them in school settings. Janette Patterson and members of the CHADD Board of Directors will present the program. To request a sign language interpreter or other deaf/hard of hearing services for librarysponsored programs, email, preferably with three business days notice. For more information or to request accommodations other than deaf/hard of hearing services call the library at 240777-0110.

Montgomery Blair High School holds fruit sale The Montgomery Blair High School Parent Teacher Student

Association is holding a citrus sale to benefit special school programs and Shepherd’s Table food kitchen in Silver Spring. Oranges, grapefruit, tangelos and clementines will be delivered to the school within 24 hours of being picked in Florida and may be picked up Dec. 7 at the Blair Athletic Field Concession Stand, 51 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring. The ordering deadline is Nov. 14. Orders can be placed at www.blaircitrus. com. Choices include order for pickup, order for donating to Shepherd’s Table and gift orders, which can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. Programs that benefit from this year’s sale are BLISS Tutoring, outreach for African American/Hispanic/multicultural groups; translation equipment for non-English-speaking parents; supplemental counseling and advisory activities and a water fountain on the athletic field. The citrus sale, which has supported the Blair community for more than 20 years is the largest fundraiser for the school’s PTSA; it earned $12,000 in revenue last year. For more information call 301-651-8189.

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Maloney, Orndorf Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Maloney of Poolesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa Jean Maloney, to Kevin Patrick Orndorf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Orndorf of Fort Ashby, W.Va. The bride-to-be graduated with honors from Poolesville High School and graduated cum laude from Duquesne University in 2007, receiving a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Theresa Jean is currently employed with Florida Hospital Winter Park. The prospective groom is a graduate of Bishop Walsh Catholic High School, and graduated from Davis & Elkins College in 2006, receiving a bachelor’s degree in sport management. Kevin is currently employed with Smith Southwestern. The couple resides in Sanford, Fla. A May 2014 wedding is planned in Emmitsburg.

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Krista Dawn Poole and Kevin David Kolb were married Sept. 14. The ceremony was held at Engedi Estates in Emmitsburg. Krista is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Knox of Fairfield, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. John Poole of Frederick. Kevin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Hornberger of Wyomissing, Pa. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her maid of honor was Jami Creager and bridesmaids were Tasha Hollinger, Megan Dimitri, Alexa Kolb and Kaylee Knox. The junior bridesmaid was Demi Kolb and the flower girl was Kenadi Creager. The groom’s best man was Scott Kolb and groomsmen were Peter Kasparian, Jason Seiders, Raymond Nowaczynski and Justin Knox. The junior groomsman was Trey Kolb and the ring bearer was Tanner Kolb. The bride is a graduate of Fairfield High School, and the groom is a graduate of Wyomissing High School. The couple reside in Leesport, Pa.

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Wyre, Tyson Nicole Rene Wyre, daughter of Kim and Buddy Wyre of Silver Spring, and Thomas Joseph Tyson, son of Gail and Jim Tyson of Pennsauken, N.J., were married July 6 in a beachfront wedding on Sanibel Island, Fla. The bride’s brother, Hadley Wyre, and the groom’s sister, Susan, performed the sunset wedding ceremony. The bride, an alumnus of Sherwood High School, graduated from University of Richmond and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and is currently a clinician in the Exotic Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery department at University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. The groom received his undergraduate degree in physics and math from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State. He currently works as an electrical engineer at Kichler Lighting in Cleveland, Ohio. The couple plans a honeymoon in Peru in the near future.

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Mr. and Mrs. William H. McNamara of Germantown announce the first anniversary of their daughter’s wedding Oct. 13, 2012. Mrs. Zangueneh, the former Miss Bridget Ann McNamara, married Mr. David S. Zangueneh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Farhad A. Zangueneh of Germantown, in a nuptial mass at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Mount Pleasant. A reception followed at the Sequoia at Washington Harbour in Georgetown. Ms. AnnaRain Menzies-Tobin, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sabrina Foley, Krista Eschelman and Sherry Zangueneh, sister of the groom. Mr. Paul Withrow, friend of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Martin Leibold, AJ Aquino and Conor McNamara, brother of the bride. The bride graduated from Northwest High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. She is a grants writer at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. The groom, also a graduate of Northwest, received his degree from Frostburg State University. He is sales coordinator at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Washington, D.C. The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia and now resides in Washington, D.C.

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Rockville’s ‘pine tar’ house

Baseball fans of a certain age remember the infamous “Pine Tar Game.” In 1983, Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett hit a dramatic home run at Yankee Stadium, giving his team a ninth-inning lead. At the urging of the Yankees’ cagey manager, Billy Martin, umpires examined the liberal coating of sticky pine tar on Brett’s bat — more than the rulebook allowed. The home plate umpire nullified the home run and called Brett out, handing a bizarre win to the Yankees. Brett charged out of the clubhouse, enraged. Pardon a sports analogy for a local controversy, CONGREGATION but Jehovah’s Witnesses in LOOKS TO Rockville are facing their own “Pine Tar Incident” as GROW, FACING they try to build an assemOPPOSITION bly space. The congregation owns land with a house on it and wants to expand on the property. Zoning law should dictate whether this happens. If the use is allowed and the congregation gets permits it needs, the plan should proceed. However, there’s a potential wrench in the gears. A neighbor has asked that the house be designated “historic,” which would necessitate another layer of governmental review and, more importantly, could thwart the congregation’s plan. People pushing for the designation — which the congregation doesn’t want — have focused on a “kinship” community of free African-Americans who owned property in that area in the 19th century. By this logic, an historic designation makes sense for the Bessie Hill House at 602 Great Falls Road; assessment records show it dates to 1899. But the argument is weak for the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ house at 628 Great Falls Road. It was built in the 1920s and was not part of the kinship community. This square peg doesn’t fit in a round hole. Congregant Tim Ramsburg sounds frustrated — not nearly Brett-level, though — when he says the congregation has worked to address each community concern and doesn’t know what else it can do. Three decades ago, baseball’s commissioner overruled the umpires and restored Brett’s home run, explaining that the pine tar had no effect. The bat-substance rule actually was meant to prevent baseballs from getting stained and thrown out of play. There’s room for similarly reasonable logic in Rockville. The congregation can pledge to continue maintaining the house, as it has done since buying the property five years ago. The community can accept and respect a religious institution and preserve its First Amendment freedom to practice.

Community glue “People don’t actually read newspapers. They step into them every morning like a hot bath.” — Marshall McLuhan “The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers & be capable of reading them.” — Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Edward Carrington McLuhan and Jefferson have distilled the essence of newspapers in two vivid images — a stimulating journey and an attentive watchdog. To celebrate National Newspaper Week, we reaffirm for our readers that we relish and take pride in both roles. Our goal every week is to inform, captivate and inspire thought and action. Newspapers are community glue — binding people and neighborhoods and institutions together through common experiences and milestones. The newspaper documents the human experience: weddings, scholastic achievements, sporting experiences, cultural gatherings, deaths. There are reviews of intriguing films, invitations to listen or perform, prompts to explore the amenities around you. Print remains an effective way for advertisers to offer their services and products. There are pages and pages of thinking voices, with sharp critiques or appreciative praise. We pursue the news, thoroughly, evenly and fairly. We seek answers and context about the roads through our communities, the corporations that employ our neighbors and the elected officials who manage our tax dollars. Each week in print and every day online, we do our best to educate and entertain. We live in a modernized, electronic world, in which news can reach us at warp speed. So, we are no longer defined solely by the newsprint and ink dropped at your door. But no matter the form or platform, we are your newspaper.

The Gazette Karen Acton, President/Publisher

The Constitution and days off from school In the Sept. 25 letter, “Closings urged on Muslim holidays,” John Nasou made some valid comments but also made some seriously flawed assumptions. He is correct that the time has come to recognize that Montgomery County is a very diverse community and that residents adhere to a wide range of religious/philosophical/theological viewpoints. And his idea that spring break/holiday should not coincide with the Easter Week observed by non-Orthodox Christians is also valid. And that its elimination may in fact be a far better idea. But his solution to “allot a certain number of days for each student that would be

designated ‘absent for religious reasons’” has a serious flaw. It should not be for “religious reasons.” Far better would be to allot three or four “personal/family days” for each student. If the family wants to use that for religious events, fine. If they want to use it to give themselves an extra day off here and there also fine. Part of the problem is the next part of that same sentence where he writes “that these would cover any and all legitimate faiths.” It is not his place or right (and especially not the government’s place or right) to define what is or is not a “legitimate faith.”

David S. Schwartzman, Rockville

Haunted orphanage in bad taste As I sit in a session with one of my many adopted teenage clients, she begins to tell me about her weekend that included an annual visit to Olney Boys and Girls Community Sports Association’s “Field of Screams.” [“Field of Screams Maryland opens for the season,” Sept. 18] Sadly, I was the one who wanted to scream as she described the latest attraction. They had the standard hay ride and walking path but this year added a “Haunted Orphanage.” I am all for having fun and I have never been accused of being someone who is easily offended. Although I suspect that the association’s folks who thought up this year’s “fright fest” did not give too much thought about the ramifications of this year’s main attraction, I am really upset and appalled. I am an adoptive mom and a therapist that works with adopted kids. There are countless families in the Olney area with adopted chil-

dren, many of whom were born overseas and, yes, some even lived in orphanages before coming to the United States. I can’t even imagine what it would be like for a local child to walk through the “Haunted Orphanage” littered with broken toys and bloody babies, probably thinking about when they were in an orphanage or if the “Haunted Orphanage” was something like what they experienced as an infant. In a time when we as parents constantly worry about all sorts of problems with our children, ranging from bullying to depression and more, the idea of our local Boys and Girls Club constructing a “Haunted Orphanage” defies belief. One can only hope that next year someone at OBGC will give a little more thought to what attractions are at the Field of Screams and how they may affect the very residents that the organization was formed to serve.

turn home with the same options. Urban life cannot exist without public transportation. Unless we drive and dine (sans alcohol) public transit is virtually non-existent. We could, of course, bar hop in downtown Bethesda using The Circulator but we still couldn’t get home. Right now, we can’t get 2 miles beyond the downtown Bethesda Urban District to outer Bethesda using public transportation at night. We need a transportation system that creates schedules to accommodate entertainment. Nightlife can flourish but government, business and the public must make a combined effort to provide robust transportation options. Do it “and people will come.”

Charles Kauffman, Bethesda

Dan Myer, Potomac

Julie Bulitt, Olney

Nightlife needs public transportation I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps. Here in Montgomery County we roll up the sidewalks before 8 p.m. In an effort to stimulate participation by young adults in Bethesda nightlife, Councilman Hans Reimer, formed a “Nighttime Economy Task Force,” which issued a recent report. [“Survey reveals Montgomery County short on nightlife options,” Sept. 4.] However, the pervasive and major inhibiting factor is not a lack of dining and entertainment options but the lack of public transportation. Merely review the WMATA Ride On and MTA bus and Metro schedules; check on parking meter and street parking options and you will soon realize that nightlife cannot thrive without robust public transportation. We need to be able to get where we want to go — when we want to get there and re-

Another Wegmans lament

On Sept. 19, my wife and I traveled from Rockville to the new Wegmans food market in Germantown. [“A Wegmans lament,” letters, Sept. 25] I was appalled by the massive store layout, the unnecessarily vast assortment of

Robert Rand, Managing Editor Ken Sain, Sports Editor Andrew Schotz, Assistant Managing Editor Dan Gross, Photo Editor Jessica Loder, Web Editor

Another way to lower state taxes I am a lifetime resident of Maryland concerned about the unsustainable fiscal budgets requiring gimmicks like casinos, speed cameras, lotteries, excessive taxes and fees all created by our one-party government. Numerous Gazette editorials and letters expressed opinions about the ever-rising taxes and fees cost to Maryland residents even citing a recent study documenting Maryland’s net loss of residents, resident income and lost tax revenues to other states. This is a topic my wife and I regularly explore as our retirement approaches and our decision day nears. Do we keep the home we love in the location we prefer or would a move to a less expensive/ taxing state make more sense? I do not know how we will decide, but I offer a third option — it is time to fight back politically. I quit the Democratic Party to become an independent because I disagree with many of their principles. I now understand that was is a kneejerk mistake as the Democratic Party has since become even more liberal. It is time for all Maryland independents and Republicans to take a stand by joining the ruling Democratic Party in order to moderate their candidates by voting in the Democratic primary. Waiting for the general election is too late as the primary is the only election that matters. Just maybe if enough of us join, there are a enough Maryland independents and Republicans, we can moderate our government and transform Maryland and Montgomery County into an affordable state to live and retire. As the Democrats love to say, “rock the vote!”

fresh produce, and the excessive varieties of grocery and nongrocery items available. I left Wegmans rejoicing the fact that Rockville does not have such an option for grocery shopping. Clear-sightedness by city of Rockville officials has saved Rockville res-

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It is not just atheists would properly object to the designation of “religious-only reasons” for days off or the notion of “legitimate faiths.” It is anyone who cares about and respects the U.S. Constitution, which is the only sacred document to the nation as a whole and government of the U.S. Religious views are important to individuals of this great land and they should be respected and protected as such. But religion has no special importance to the nation as a whole or to the government as an entity and the government should not be granting special days off to practice it.

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idents from grotesquely large department stores, grocery stores and restaurants. I hope more Rockville residents will visit Wegmans to see what we’ve been saved from.

Matthew D. Taylor, Rockville

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Eighth-grade students from county give back on the golf course Boys volunteer to help wounded veterans play



For the past month, Connor Starkey and Tyler Goehrung, eighth-grade students at St. Elizabeth Catholic School, have started their weekends off by going to the Olney Golf Park, but instead of playing a normal 18 holes, they help set up the course for a different kind of student. With help from the Salute Military Golf Association, co-founded by professional golfer Jim Estes in 2005, wounded war veterans have the chance to participate in an eight-week clinic that helps them use golf as a way to overcome the physical or mental obstacles caused by serving in the active military. Connor and Tyler, both 13, found out about the program from a flyer during a normal day at the driving range and asked Estes if they could get involved. The boys then took it a step further and helped recruit a handful of their friends who also liked golf to start volunteering with them. “You know many of them have children. When they see kids out there it puts them at ease,” Estes said. It’s the boys’ job to set up the course with clubs and golf balls for the veterans who often have special needs due to various handicaps. Some of the players have prosthetic limbs, and others are in wheelchairs and use specially designed

equipment provided by the program to make standing up and golfing possible for them. “It’s really inspiring to see someone with no legs or one arm swing a golf club effectively,” Connor said. Estes said the boys do a lot of organizational stuff, but they also do demonstrations to help the veterans visualize what they must do. “I like golf, and I like helping people, so I thought this was a good mix,” Tyler said. Estes said he believes the volunteer work will help the students by teaching them about the wounded warriors and their experiences. The program also gives wounded warriors a chance to meet each other and be able to recover together when they normally may have just stayed inside and never had the experience. Justin Constantine, 43, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps was shot in the head while serving in Iraq. He said it was a long recovery period and the golf program got him out of the house and off the couch and out into nature. “I wasn’t really a good golfer, I started playing after I was injured,” he said. PING, a sponsor of the Salute Military Golf Association programs, paid for a custom set of golf clubs for him. Free private lessons from Estes also helps because the warriors improve their game. “It could be embarrassing in a different setting,” Constantine said. He explained that in some settings not being able to hit the ball or hold the


Connor Starkey, 13, of Olney (second from right) with Tyler Goehrung, 13, of Rockville (right), two of many youth volunteers, assist combat-wounded soldiers, such as Glendale Army veteran Howard James Busch, Jr. (left) during the Salute Military Golf Association event run by Jim Estes (center), PGA Director of Instruction, at Olney Golf Park on Sept. 28. clubs right might be embarrassing, but not at the clinics or tournaments because he’s surrounded by other people who know what he’s going through. Mary Beth Starkey, Connor’s mom, is proud of her son and enjoys seeing

him show his leadership skills and begin to realize how good it feels to help others. She said he recently wrote a paper for school in which he spoke about how much he learned and how excited he is each Saturday.

“It’s great when you can find a volunteer activity that leaves everyone feeling better after they leave,” Starkey said.

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Finding money to build new schools and renovate older ones, as well as pay for teacher pensions, are top priorities for the Montgomery County Council for the state’s upcoming legislative session. Montgomery County Public


Schools get about 3,000 more students each year, straining the county’s ability to keep up with school construction and renovation, Council Chairwoman Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring said Tuesday. “We just don’t have the resources,” she said. Since fiscal 2008, the county’s public schools have averaged an increase of about 2,500 students a year, with enrollment up by more than 2,800 students for the current school

year, county school spokesman Dana Tofig said in an email Tuesday. The county would need about $500 million from the state throughout five or six years to fully address expansions, modernizations and improvement to infrastructure such as heating and air conditioningunits, Navarro said. Navarro raised the issue during a meeting with officials from the Maryland Association of Counties on Tuesday.

The association advocates on behalf of the state’s counties on a variety of legislative and other issues. Councilman Phil Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg also raised the issue of the burden placed on the county by the state’s decision to have counties pick up a share of teacher pensions. The shift will cost Montgomery County $60 million a year by 2017, without any authority to control them, Andrews told

MACo President Richard M. Pollitt Jr. and Executive Director Michael Sanderson. Pollitt, Wicomico County’s executive, agreed that giving counties a bill for something they have no control over is unfair. The next legislative session, which starts in January, should be a “building year” to help generate the case in Annapolis for giving counties more control over pension costs, Andrews said.

He said after the meeting that he understands that the issue will not be resolved in the coming session, and in fact could take years to clear up. Andrews said the coming election year is a good opportunity to get the state’s gubernatorial and other candidates on the record on the issue. “We have to find a way to change that,” Andrews said.

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Mechanical approach RM running back embraces engineering, averages 101 yards per game n



Richard Montgomery High School senior running back Liam Duffy wanted to join the school’s robotics team, but football never left him enough time. He has helped his dad build a backyard deck and assisted an uncle who’s a carpenter. In the process, he’s developed an affinity for that type of mechanical thinking. So, Duffy plans to give up football after this season and pursue his other passion in college: engineering, ideally at the University of Maryland, College Park. “I’ve always enjoyed seeing things and making them fit together in a way they weren’t meant to,” Duffy said. Duffy is practicing that each


Fresh Paint

Paint Branch High School senior receiver Javonn Curry runs with the ball during Friday’s football game against Albert Einstein.

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Had a passerby wandered through Banneker Middle School two summers ago, they would have noticed dozens of young men, clad in Paint Branch High School gear and cutoffs, lifting weights outside in the schoolyard. “Jailhouse weightlifting,” as coach Mike Nesmith called it. Due to ongoing renovations, the Panthers had no weight room. Their hands clapsed hot bars in the 90-plus

degree heat. Dehydration was a perpetual concern. The only weights the players could lift were the ones they loaded into crates and unloaded into the yard. Besides that hardship, they hadn’t had a home game since 2009, temporarily playing their “home” games at Montgomery Blair. “A lot of people don’t realize how much that puts on the kids,” Nesmith said. “To be getting on a bus every weekend, they don’t really have home games.” Fitting to Paint Branch’s unlucky narrative, its first home game in half a decade was rained out and moved to a Monday. Even with the less-than-traditional Monday night lights replacing the Friday night lights, fans still came out in droves for the home opener, the first since 2009. “It was really, really great,” quarter-

back Gaston Cooper said. “I wouldn’t really know, but to me, it felt like a college game. There was just a lot of hype around it. People were in the parking lots before. The stands were packed. It was awesome, and it helped a lot, just knowing that all our classmates and parents and alumni were behind us. It just gave us a boost.” Whether the Panthers needed the boost or not there’s no saying, but Paint Branch emerged with a 42-0 victory against James H. Blake. Cooper, meanwhile, ran for three touchdowns and threw another, accounting for 208 total yards in the first of four straight running clock wins. “We are playing with tempo,” Nesmith said of his team, which averaged 52.75

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Wheaton cross country hopes to prove it belongs After 5-1 regular season, Knights eager for postseason to begin n



Accountability often can be the ultimate motivator. And for Wheaton High School’s boys’ cross country team, led by second-year coach Michael Trumbull, the summer provided a unique opportunity for Trumbull’s runners. After noticing improvement toward the tail end of the 2012 season, the Knights re-committed themselves throughout the summer and ran every weekend. Team members met

and trained, did group runs and worked out individually. And all of their progress — their times and workout dates — was tracked at, where everyone could see everyone else’s data and hold one another accountable. “Every weekend we met up and did group runs together,” senior Chris Cherrie said. “I think that’s one of the main reasons why we’re doing so well this fall. It’s great knowing that everybody else is doing the same training as you, and then to see them and run and talk and train together was a real good thing.” The exhaustive workouts — through one of the hotter summers in recent memory — have paid off. Trumbull said many


of his runners have shaved minutes off their times from last season, and entering the postseason portion of the 2013 schedule the Knights are 5-1. They came one win away from a division title, where they lost against Gaithersburg, 33-22. “The best way to motivate us is to forget about what happened and move on,” senior Randy Verduguez said. “A lot of us were really sad and down. We just need to get together and talk about it and move on.” The meet was Wheaton’s third that week and fourth in 10 days, and many of the runners said they were a bit exhausted. While there are no Chase Weaverlings (Poolesville) or Alex Riishojgaards (BethesdaChevy Chase) headlining

Wheaton’s team, the steady times posted by the upper classmen have them hoping for favorable results ahead of Saturday’s Downcounty Consortium Championships at Northwood. From there, the county championship, the 3A West Region championship and 3A state championship will be held, with the season scheduled to conclude Nov. 9. “I think last year we kind of saw the potential that we had on this team,” junior Ryan Scott said. “Last year we only sent one kid to states, and this year we really want to go to states as a team.” Scott enjoyed a breakout race at the Frank Keyser Invi-

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week on the football field, making his 5-foot-9, 165-pound frame fit in the game’s most physical situations. After averaging 100 yards per game in the season’s first half, Duffy will next use his punishing running style Friday, when Richard Montgomery hosts Poolesville. First-year Richard Montgomery coach Josh Klotz didn’t know much about Duffy when he took the job last January, but he learned quickly. Everyone kept telling Klotz how tough Duffy is, and Klotz believed them, though he still wanted to see for himself. The coach got another clue when Duffy gave impressive efforts during offseason workouts. Still, it was difficult for Klotz to look past Duffy’s small frame — until fall practice. “His demeanor just suddenly changed,” Klotz said. “As soon as the pads went on, he became an animal.”


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Girls soccer: Covenant Life transfer thrives despite the improved competition


Gaithersburg High School junior Jaime Montgomery said her mind was racing on the first day of girls’ soccer tryouts last August. Homeschooled since second grade, she played soccer for Covenant Life School in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference in 2011 and led the Cougars to the conference championship game, becoming the first freshman to earn Player of the Year honors in league history. But Montgomery County Public Schools is a much bigger, more competitive league than the 14-team PVAC, Montgomery said, and despite knowing some of the Trojans’ players from club soccer, she wasn’t sure where she would fit in at Gaithersburg. “[Tryouts] were definitely

intimidating. I didn’t know if I’d make junior varsity or varsity. It was really scary,” Montgomery said. “I just gave it my all. I didn’t know how I’d square up.” Not only did Montgomery make coach Greg Kenel’s varsity squad, but she became the Trojans’ best scoring options last fall with 11 goals, and Gaithersburg enjoyed its best season in 15 years. On the starting end of many of those scoring runs was classmate and Maryland Rush Montgomery teammate Jordan Menge, who Kenel said has a sense of where her teammates are going to be before they even know themselves. Though Gaithersburg only graduated three starters a year ago, the holes they left behind were filled by freshmen in 2013, which left some question marks early. But Gaithersburg (4-2-1), which boosted its schedule this fall with games against fourtime defending Class 4A West Region champion BethesdaChevy Chase and undefeated

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Gaithersburg High School’s Jamie Montgomery turns the ball away from Clarksburg’s Rebecca Wilson during Thursday’s girls’ soccer game.


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Continued from Page B-1 plays per game through its first four games. “We are trying to get the ball off as quickly as possible. We’re trying to take advantage of our conditioning. The more snaps you can get off, the more chances you have to score.” It’s ironic that Nesmith credited his team’s conditioning as one of the reasons behind the success of this year’s team since this is the first season in some time that the Panthers have the resources to get in shape. The impetus to this well-conditioned team, aside from the fact that the players have a place to lift weights with a roof over their heads, has been the hiring of renowned trainer Myron Flowers, a Paint Branch graduate who claims to have trained more than 20 NFL players, including San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. “It makes all the difference in the world. It really does,” Nesmith said. “One of the things that always makes the difference is strength and conditioning, putting in the hours [coaches] aren’t paid to do. You end up paying to coach. “It’s not like Quince Orchard and Seneca and Damascus have all these Spartans walking around their hallways. That’s not it. These are four-year guys in the program, four years of strength and conditioning. It’s a big difference.” Cooper, when speaking about having a weight room and home games, accidentally called it an advantage before correcting


Continued from Page B-1 tational on Sept. 28 when he finished 27th overall and posted a time of 16 minutes, 17.3 seconds. And while that time was roughly a minute slower than the race’s leader, Gaithersburg’s Danniel Belay, it’s a sign of progress for a school that hasn’t had much athletic success in recent years. “I think it’s a mix of dedication and teamwork,” Scott said. “We all keep trying to pull each other up. We have more confidence this year, something our coach has been trying to teach us — to have confidence in ourselves.” That said, the Knights still feel as though their positive momentum hasn’t yet carried throughout the hallways of the school or made a significant impact on the student body. They’re out to change that with a solid postseason performance. “It kind of bothers us a little bit that we don’t get that much attention,” Verduguez said.


Continued from Page B-1 Walt Whitman, has picked up where it left off in 2012 and the Menge/Montgomery tandem is a major reason why, Kenel said. Their different skill sets complement each other well on the pitch, he said, and raise the level of those around them. Just seven games into the season Montgomery has 10 goals, one short of last year’s total, and Menge has 10 assists (and four goals). “You put those two players

himself, realizing that, in reality, having those amenities just evened the playing field. “No, I guess it’s not an advantage,” he said with a laugh. “But it has been really good.” Along with the Panthers’ bounty of new facilities, Cooper has plenty of weapons at his disposal. Now at the season’s midpoint, no team has had more receivers catch a pass (nine) than Paint Branch, and that includes the air-heavy offenses of Thomas S. Wootton and Rockville. At Cooper’s disposal is first-year varsity receiver Ryan Stango (20 catches, 385 yards), senior Javonn Curry (24 catches, 364 yards), senior Kevin Koomson (11 catches, 115 yards), and several others in the slot. In a surprisingly dominant 54-7 rout of Einstein on Friday, Cooper eclipsed the 300-yard threshold through the air, finding Curry three times for a touchdown, and two other receivers for scores. All that, and Cooper is just as dangerous, if not moreso, on the ground. A hybrid quarterback, the senior led Paint Branch in rushing through the first four games, hitting a season-high 87 yards in a 21-13 season-opening win against Springbrook. “I always try to establish myself as a passer first,” he said. “Then I’ll go into a hybrid.” Meanwhile, Paint Branch has officially established itself among the county’s elite. The Panthers face Northwest (4-1) this week in a matchup of two of the county’s best teams. “We have the best record in the school, but a lot of students follow football even though they’re not doing so great. We just want to prove to the students that we’re a good team.” Whether or not Wheaton will make it to states as a team in its second year under Trumbull remains to be seen, but it’s clear a transition is taking place, and the runners are dedicated to turning the Knights into a successful program. “They step out there, and they know they can run with a lot of these teams that, in the past, our team has not been able to run with,” said Trumbull, who teaches history at the school. “Hopefully this confidence will continue into the next few meets.” Added Scott: “In recent years our teams haven’t done that well. This year we wanted this year to earn the respect from schools around the county and show them that we worked really hard for this and that we can run with them.” on the field, and when they connect, there’s some good stuff happening,” Kenel said. “Jordan has tremendous control. She is our mastermind in the middle. That complements Jaime because she is a workhorse. She’s fast and quick and will do anything to score a goal. The two of them help bridge the two different levels of play. We have one person we can count on to score and attack and one to hold, control and distribute, and the girls follow their lead.” While it’s easy to look past

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Wootton’s dynamic duo the team to beat Sherman, Shi won the 2012 county championship at No. 1 doubles



Thomas S. Wootton High School girls’ tennis’ senior No. 2 doubles player Katarina Sherman is 5-foot-11 for the record. Opponents — Sherman and third-year doubles partner Karrie Shi have not lost a match since 2011 — can perhaps find some solace in that. “A lot of times at the end of matches opponents will ask me how tall I am,” Sherman said. Sherman’s height lends itself to a booming serve and quite intimidating aggressive net game. Shi, a junior, is an unassuming 5-foot-1 and prefers to hang back and smack groundstrokes from the baseline. Wootton coach Nia Cresham said she saw something special within the apparent differences between Sherman and Shi and her decision to pair them together has paid dividends. Last year’s county champions in the No. 1 doubles bracket, the two have become one of the county’s most prosperous doubles teams and an important cog in the Patriots’ recent ascent to the top. With dominant wins against Winston Churchill and Walt Whitman — a combined four individual losses — Wootton has all but clinched the Division I title for the first time in recent history and is on pace to win the county championship. “Their games complement each other,” Cresham said. “I saw Kat being more of a net player because she’s so tall and can cover so much. Karrie has a pretty baseline game. She is consistent and hits nice low strong shots to set Kat up. They’re both strong mentally and get along well, it turned out to be a good fit.” Clearly, since the two have stuck together for three seasons. Sherman and Shi’s long-lasting partnership is a rarity in high school tennis. Teams are typically built from the top down; doubles pairs tend to be thrown together after the singles lineup


Thomas S. Wootton High School’s Karrie Shi works out during preseason practice in August. is firmed up and usually seem to shift on a yearly basis as rosters change. Sherman and Shi’s familiarity with each other’s tendencies, their comfort with each other and ability to communicate with ease is an incredibly valuable intangible that sets them apart. Each year, the two agreed, they learn something more and become even more in sync, and it is tough for newly formed teams to compete with that. “With each season that goes by, it’s just the smaller things that we notice, like how [Sherman] responds to certain shots when you’re playing against certain teams,” Shi said. “You feel more connected as time goes by. You know what to expect from each other.” Trust in a partner’s ability to hold her own is vital, Sherman and Shi agreed, and both have faith in one another during big points. After going undefeated and relatively untested en route to last year’s county championship, the two are undefeated eight matches in to 2013 and will likely be the top seed in the No. 2 doubles bracket at the county championships later this month. The addition of two talented freshmen in the Patriots’ singles lineup — No. 1 Mi-

randa Deng (7-0) and No. 3 Rebecca Wuren — pushed last year’s Nos. 3 and 4 singles players, Kathy Kim and Kelly Chen into the Patriots’ doubles contingent. Having a pair like Sherman and Shi in the second doubles slot gives the Patriots immeasurable depth, which is the main reason it has cruised through its traditional rivals this fall and will play a major role at the county championship as every single match win across the board is worth a point and very little has separated the top teams in the past. Confidence in the team’s depth takes pressure off the top of the lineup in matches (like a 5-2 win at Whitman on Oct. 2), Cresham said. It’s hard not to notice Sherman on a tennis court. Shi sneaks up on people, Cresham said. Together they’re pretty hard to take down. “They’re an interesting pair,” Cresham said. “Kat, everyone notices. The first year she played people were like, ‘Where the heck did that tall blonde come from?’ Karrie is one of those little players who is so deceptively good, and I noticed that right away. I love having them together.”


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Liam Duffy (left), running back for Richard Montgomery High School, carries the ball during Wednesday’s practice. some of the opponents on Gaithersburg’s schedule early — the Trojans scored 24 goals in fourconsecutive shutouts to start the year — Kenel said he is more concerned with the way in which his players tally goals rather than the number on the scoreboard. Gaithersburg prides itself on a possession-oriented offense propelled by quick passes to move the ball upfield. Though Montgomery and Menge lead the team in scoring and assists, Kenel praised them for being extremely unselfish players who involve ev-

eryone around them. Led by senior goalkeeper Michaela Colon, Gaithersburg has shut out all but two opponents: B-CC (1-0 loss) and Whitman (2-0 loss). The need for a team to work together in order to be successful, Montgomery said, is what she likes most about soccer. “You can put one really good player on a team, but the team that works well together will win over a team with really good players who don’t work together,” Montgomery said. Added Menge: “I definitely

Duffy said he has to play that way just to hold up at his size. He actually considered giving up football after middle school because the high school players looked too big. But former Richard Montgomery coach Neal Owens convinced him to join the high school program, and Duffy became a starting linebacker/ safety as a junior. Before switching Duffy’s focus to offense, Klotz showed Duffy video of all the plays he whiffed due to being overly aggressive. “I would come up and hit someone and know I was

don’t think stats show [everything]. Even though me and Jaime work well together and get stats, there are defenders who support us, and just because other people aren’t the ones scoring doesn’t mean they aren’t a part of it.” Menge and Montgomery both said they hope to play in college one day. Montgomery said that played a role in her transfer to Gaithersburg a year ago. But fortunately for the Trojans, the two, who Kenel said have taken on more leadership responsibili-

blowing coverage if someone gets behind me, but I just had that thirst to get that contact, just to hit somebody,” Duffy said. “At running back, of course, now I’m trying not to get hit, but I still sometimes just want to lower my shoulder and get that contact.” Klotz said he believes Duffy could play Division III football if he wanted, but Duffy is set on majoring in engineering at a bigger school, in part, because engineering can be just as competitive as football. And he believes he’s ready. “People doubt you, and you have to show them what you’re made of,” Duffy said. ties as juniors, will be back for another season of high school ball as Gaithersburg looks to solidify its place as a legitimate postseason contender. “My freshman year we did OK, but there was not much enthusiasm [for the program]. Last year the support was amazing,” Menge said. “People are starting to pay more attention to [our team]. Everyone is excited to play. We have a new school and a new spirit and morale.”


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



1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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

Record Points

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

60 54 46 42 35 28 24 18 14 9

Also receiving votes: None.

LEADERS Top rushers

Carries Khalil Wilson, Einstein 77 Dage Davis, Geo. Prep 84 Zac Morton, Whitman 116 Charles Lyles, Poolesville 108 Chris Dawson, G. Counsel 96 Devonte Williams, Bullis 80 Kevin Joppy, Q. Orchard 65 Liam Duffy, R. Mont. 91 E. Spottswood, Sherwood 89 Perry Stefanelli, G. Counsel 95

Top passers

Cmp-Att. Chuck Reese, Rockville 154-235 Sam Ellis, Wootton 106-180 G. Cooper, P. Branch 67-116 Mike Murtaugh, Q. Orch. 51-81 Nick DeCarlo, G’burg 48-74 Renzo Farfan, R. Mont. 71-128 C. Hennessey, N’wood 56-115 Evan Smith, Whitman 43-80 Raymond Burtnick, Blair 37-78 S. Morningstar, Pooles. 43-77

Top receivers Joey Cornwell, Rockville Jibri Woods, Wootton Trevon Diggs, Wootton Ryan Stango, P. Branch Anthony Albert, Rockville Michael Scott, Kennedy Javonn Curry, P. Branch Louison Biama, Rockville Keon Paye, G. Counsel Elliott Davis, Q. Orchard

Catches 47 35 39 20 29 24 24 20 10 12

Yards 919 826 799 749 629 585 509 504 494 489

Avg. TDs 11.9 8 9.8 12 6.9 7 6.9 6 6.9 8 7.3 7 7.8 9 5.5 3 5.6 5 5.1 3

Yards 1713 1499 989 871 806 789 596 572 528 505 Yards 582 511 456 385 368 366 364 330 275 273

Int. 5 7 4 1 4 3 2 6 5 6

TDs 21 14 13 11 4 9 5 5 5 3

Avg. TDs 12.4 7 14.6 5 14.0 7 19.3 5 9.2 4 15.3 1 15.2 6 16.5 3 27.5 3 22.8 4

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Rockville QB almost sets state passing record

died so young. But he also cherished how the event served as a reunion and chance for Quinn’s friends to remember him. “Quinn’s induction was pretty special,” Brennan said. David Magathan, who coached several sports, and Tony Korson, a baseball player, also were inducted.

When Walt Whitman High School football star Ben Quinn died in a car crash during the spring of his senior year in 1979, a memorial tree was planted near the team’s then-home field. Mike Brennan, who nominated Quinn for the Walt Whitman Athletic Hall of Fame, already had arranged for a new tree to be planted near Whitman’s new field in

GC changes backfield

FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK BY DAN FELDMAN advance of Friday’s induction ceremony. Then, Brennan visited the old tree Friday morning to dig up and move the marble plaque commemorating Quinn. It wouldn’t budge. Described during the ceremony as a “gentle giant,” the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Quinn had accepted a scholarship offer to Virginia Tech. He was also a standout wrestler and rugby player known for his committed work ethic. His sisters, Jane Quinn Brack and Diana Quinn, niece and nephew accepted the honor on his behalf. Quinn’s teammate on the 1978 state fi-


Our Lady of Good Counsel High School’s Chris Dawson (right) said he’s happy he moved from fullback to tailback.

nalist football team, Tim Agee, also was inducted. Agee later played for West Virginia University and the Cleveland Browns. Brennan, who also played on the 1978 Whitman team, said he couldn’t help but think throughout the halftime ceremony — which featured people wearing gold No. 77 pins provided by Pete Creedon, another one of Quinn’s classmates who pushed for his induction — how tragic it was Quinn

Rain pushes back start of sport’s postseason

Around 9:30 a.m. Monday, Thomas S. Wootton High School’s Delaney Shah was standing on the third tee at Poolesville Golf Course for the annual

PREP NOTEBOOK BY GAZETTE STAFF district tournament, the qualifying grounds for the state tournament. Shah and the defending state champions’ quest to defend that title was delayed before she could even tee up her drive on No. 3. “On [hole] two the winds got up to 30 miles per hour and it started to pour,” Shah, the second-leading scorer in Montgomery County during the regular season, said. “Umbrellas were flying all over the place.” The tournament was postponed to Thursday before the airborne umbrellas managed to inflict any real damage. It was not the only reason to push the tournament — there was also a tornado watch throughout most of the day. The delay meant players and teams would not have to attempt to shoot a qualifying score (332 for teams, roughly 83 for individuals) in howling winds and sideways rain. Walt Whitman coach Karl O’Donoghue estimates that, had the tournament continued, “if someone broke 75 they would have ran away with it,” which is an accomplishment in a county where 14 players hover around or below the 75-stroke average when doubling their nine-hole averages. Leading that contingent is O’Donoghue’s own Graham Hutchinson, a freshman averaging a county-best 35.5 strokes per nine holes. He won the county

Still pretty good Though it was initially reported Rockville quarterback Chuck Reese threw for 514 yards Friday — a mark that would have broken the state single-game record of 475 — Rockville coach Seth Kenton reviewed video of the 51-13 win against Northwood and determined a few of Reese’s runs were errantly recorded under passing yards. Reese will have to settle for 390 yards.

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

Montgomery County record All games

Landon at Woodberry Forest Richard Montgomery at Poolesville Northwood at Seneca Valley Watkins Mill at Rockville Walt Whitman at Damascus Clarksburg at Wootton Fort Hill at Walter Johnson Gaithersburg at Churchill Quince Orchard at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Magruder at Sherwood Northwest at Paint Branch Einstein at Kennedy Springbrook at Blake Wheaton at Blair Reginald Lewis at Georgetown Prep St. John’s College at Good Counsel St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes at Bullis Perry Street vs. Avalon

scoring title from Shah in the season’s final match, shooting a 34 to Shah’s 38 to beat the Wootton sophomore by four total strokes on the season. “I’ve never seen a freshman as solid as he is,” O’Donoghue said. “He is steady and straight down the middle. When he hits trouble he’s 10 yards off the fairway.” So, individually, the district crown could realistically go to any of about 10 possible candidates. Shah shot 69 at Poolesville in her practice round and “wasn’t really reading any putts or anything.” Then there’s Quince Orchard’s Colton Christensen (36.67 average), Winston Churchill’s Luke Schaap (36.83), and the entire starting lineups of Walter Johnson and Wootton to contend for it. “I don’t know,” Shah said of what she thinks the number will be for the individual winner. “There’s a lot of good players. I think under par is going to win it.” The team title, meanwhile, is a contest to who, if anybody, can chase down Walter Johnson. The Wildcats easily took a second consecutive county regular season title with a 17-1 record and an average nearly six strokes lower then the next best. “Yes it is,” Wildcats’ coach Richard Payne said when asked if this was the strongest team he has coached. “It definitely is by far. We have five players that are very capable of shooting at par. I tend to let the players get ready for it. I’m not one to do a lot of ‘Rah rah rah.’ These players really like each other, they support each other.” Even with Walter Johnson being “ridiculously solid,” as O’Donoghue labeled it, Payne still didn’t budge on who he expects the favorites are. “Definitely Wootton,” he said, “because they won states last year.” Unfortunately for players and spectators, the forecast for Thurs-


Wootton* Whitman R. Montgomery B-Chevy Chase Churchill Walter Johnson*

All Div.

3-2 3-2 1-4 2-3 1-4 1-4

3-1 2-1 1-1 1-2 1-2 1-2


163 52 107 98 110 153 73 111 36 172 30 138

Montgomery 4A East Division Team

Paint Branch Sherwood Blair Springbrook* Blake Kennedy

All Div.

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

3-0 2-0 1-2 1-2 0-1 0-2


207 32 98 82 87 73 92 56 20 158 53 96

Montgomery 4A West Division Team

Gaithersburg Quince Orchard Northwest Clarksburg* Magruder

All Div.

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

2-0 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2


130 34 192 13 171 52 76 69 42 171

Montgomery 3A Division Team

Damascus Seneca Valley Einstein Rockville Watkins Mill Wheaton Northwood

All Div.

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

3-0 2-0 2-1 2-2 1-1 0-3 0-3

Montgomery 2A Independent Team








3-2 104 82

Private schools Team


160 54 131 69 118 138 188 162 84 123 62 198 33 206

Bullis 4-1 134 85 Good Counsel 4-3 171 80 Georgetown Prep 2-3 118 148 Avalon 2-4 135 138 Landon 1-3 84 79 * Includes forfeit result

Last week’s scores

Ken Sain

Dan Feldman

Travis Mewhirter

Nick Cammarota

Jennifer Beekman

Kent Zakour

76-15 151-32

74-17 150-33

67-24 145--38

71-20 144-39

72-19 143-40

70-21 140-43

Woodberry R. Montgomery Seneca Valley Watkins Mill Damascus Wootton Fort Hill Gaithersburg Q. Orchard Sherwood Paint Branch Einstein Springbrook Blair Geo. Prep Good Counsel Bullis Avalon

Woodberry Poolesville Seneca Valley Rockville Damascus Wootton Fort Hill Gaithersburg Q. Orchard Sherwood Paint Branch Einstein Springbrook Blair Geo. Prep Good Counsel Bullis Perry Street

Woodberry Poolesville Seneca Valley Rockville Damascus Wootton Fort Hill Gaithersburg Q. Orchard Sherwood Paint Branch Einstein Springbrook Blair Geo. Prep St. John’s Bullis Avalon

Woodberry Poolesville Seneca Valley Rockville Damscus Wootton Fort Hill Gaithersburg Q. Orchard Sherwood Northwest Einstein Springbrook Blair Geo. Prep Good Counsel Bullis Avalon

District golf tournament postponed n

Our Lady of Good Counsel senior Chris Dawson mostly has played fullback this season, but he primarily played tailback Saturday against Bishop McNamara High School. He finished with 182 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-0 win. “I’m happy they did it,” the 5-foot-5, 195-pound Dawson said. “...I like getting the ball. I like delivering the hit instead of getting hit. And I like scoring touchdowns.”

STANDINGS Montgomery 4A South Division

day isn’t much brighter than it was on Monday, with weathermen calling for showers and chilly temperatures the majority of the day.

Paint Branch clinches tennis title With its 5-2 win over Seneca Valley, the Paint Branch girls’ tennis team clinched the Division III title that eluded it two years ago. The Panthers are now slated to move up to the county’s second division, a place they have not been in at least seven years, according to coach Judy Rothstein. The two individual losses Thursday were the most Paint Branch has dropped in any division match, most of their wins have been shutouts. A 5-2 loss to Division II winner Montgomery Blair, which dropped down from Division I this year for the first time in a long time, gives the Panthers confidence moving forward, Rothstein said. Paint Branch is propelled by an extremely strong singles lineup that is undefeated in division play. Senior Victoria Nguyen is in her fourth year at No. 1 singles. Her younger sister, sophomore Tiffany has been right behind her at No. 2 singles the past two seasons. Second-year No. 3 singles Adeola Animasahun and first-year singles player Naomi Noubossie round out the top four. The rest of the team, Rothstein said, is new, which makes the division dominance all the more impressive. “We had a strong four singles players, which made it easy to go out there but the rest of the players were all new, so that’s what makes those 7-0 wins so nice,” Rothstein said. Travis Mewhirter and Jennifer Beekman contributed to this report.

Woodberry Woodberry R. Montgomery Poolesville Seneca Valley Seneca Valley Rockville Watkins Mill Damascus Damascus Wootton Wootton Fort Hill Fort Hill Gaithersburg Gaithersburg Q. Orchard Q. Orchard Sherwood Sherwood Northwest Paint Branch Einstein Einstein Springbrook Springbrook Blair Blair Geo. Prep Geo. Prep Good Counsel Good Counsel Bullis Bullis Perry Street Avalon

Kennedy 28, Wheaton 0 Springbrook 26, Watkins Mill 6 Rockville 51, Northwood 13 Paint Branch 54, Einstein 7 Whitman 35, R. Montgomery 13 Bethesda-Chevy Chase 14, Blair 6 Quince Orchard 52, Churchill 0 Northwest 50, Blake 0 Magruder 4, Walter Johnson 2 Gaithersburg 20, Wootton 14 Damascus 13, Clarksburg 12 Sherwood 14, Seneca Valley 7 Georgetown Prep 42, St. Albans 15 Catoctin 28, Poolesville 0 Bullis 42, Cape Henlopen (Del.) 7 Riverdale Baptist 47, Avalon 32 Good Counsel 41, McNamara 0 Episcopal 30, Landon 21

BEST BET Northwest at Paint Branch, 6:30 p.m. Friday. Paint Branch (5-0) is off to its best start since at least 2002, but Northwest (4-1) is its first opponent with a current winning mark. PBHS quarterback Gaston Cooper will test a defense that has held its opponents to, or below, their season scoring average.


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Watkins Mill girls’ soccer overcomes slow start, now rolling Boys’ soccer playoffs race as tight as ever


After four-consecutive losses to start the season — all against Class 4A competition — the Watkins Mill High School girls’ soccer team has won three-consecutive games and is undefeated in the Montgomery 3A/2A Division.

SOCCER NOTEBOOK BY NICK CAMMAROTA AND JENNIFER BEEKMAN In that time the Wolverines have outscored their opponents 9-1 with games against firstplace Damascus and Poolesville still on the schedule. “We’re led by 11 seniors on our team, and this group is finally coming into its own,” coach Joey Collins said. “We took those losses at the beginning of the year, but in the last week and a half I think we’ve really turned a corner and made it a goal of ours to do what we can

college coaches but have yet to commit, Schrumm said.



n 1. Good Counsel

n 1. Georgetown Prep

n 2. Walt Whitman

n 2. Montgomery Blair

n 3. Bethesda-Chevy Chase

n 3. Winston Churchill

n 4. Damascus

n 4. Clarksburg

n 5. Holy Cross

n 5. James H. Blake

to win the division.” Watkins Mill’s recent surge has been led by Alexis Randolph, who’s scored two goals apiece in each of the past three contests and leads the team with seven total goals. Nathaly Alvear had the assist on five of them.

Blake girls earn attention It’s been a while since Blake girls’ soccer has put up much resistance against the county’s top teams, but for the first time in three years the Bengals are enjoying a winning record. A 2-0

Bullis student gets national call

loss to perennial county power Quince Orchard Sept. 18 was the last time Blake was on the wrong end of game. Third-year coach Tucker Schrumm attributes the success to a balanced group of talented seniors, which includes Christopher Newport (Va.) recruit Kaylie Deshler, and an influx of club soccer-playing freshmen and sophomores. Elana Harris (seven goals) and Nikki Stock (five) lead the scoring charge. Midfielder Yoselin Milloy and defender Torie Broer also have attracted interest from several

Another week, another player from Bethesda-Olney Academy finds themselves being called into a U.S. national team camp. This time, striker Eric Matzelevich — a Bullis School student — received the call to the U-17 Men’s National Team residency training, which will be held Oct. 20-26 in Bradenton, Fla.

Playoff seeds up for grabs On the boys side, the competition for playoffs seeding among Montgomery County’s public schools is as tense as it’s ever been. Every team in the county has lost a match, and all but one (Northwood) has won a game. “Every team can beat every other team on any given night,” Winston Churchill defender Teddy Liakakis said.


Winston Churchill High School’s J.J. VanDer Merwe has scored 8 goals this season and is among the county’s leaders. The Bulldogs are first in the 4A South Division with a 6-2-1 record as of Sunday night, while John F. Kennedy, Walter Johnson and Walt Whitman all have four wins. Seeding likely won’t been determined until the final week of the season as every division race is tight.

Leading the county in scoring is Our Lady of Good Counsel senior Alessandro Burlew, who has 11 goals, while Landon School’s Zach Fingerhut has nine. Among public school players, Wheaton’s Juan Castellon and Churchill’s J.J. Van Der Merwe both have eight.

Quince Orchard High graduate’s potential becomes apparent KENT ZAKOUR STAFF WRITER

When Juwan Jackson first saw Darnell Leslie play on the football field he liked what he saw. The defensive line coach and staff at Monmouth Univer-

ever, Leslie spent the season learning. He did not play during his freshman collegiate campaign in New Jersey and practiced with the scout-team defense against the first-team offense. Redshirting turned out to be a perfect scenario. “It was an eye-opener experience having never played college football before,” Leslie said. “Everything has slowed down a little bit.” Now, this fall, Leslie is wreaking

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him. Now he’s big enough to handle the pounding in the middle of the line.” It took him a couple of games to settle into his increased responsibilities, however. Jackson and Leslie agree that Leslie has matured as a football player. They say Leslie has become confident in his own abilities and has quickly learned how to play against offensive lineman of different sizes and athletic abilities and take on blocks.

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havoc on the Hawks’ opponents. In six games for Monmouth — all starts — he has recorded 19 tackles (10 solo) and 3.5 sacks to go along with an interception, a forced fumble and a pair of fumble recoveries. “The best thing he’s done is he’s dedicated himself to football to get bigger and ready to play,” Jackson said. “He was a little big undersized at [6foot-1, 210 pounds] when I first saw



sity eventually were so impressed that the Division I-Football Championship Subdivision school offered Leslie a scholarship. “The biggest thing I saw was his closing speed,” Jackson said. “It’s rare to see that ability. ... Within two steps he’s almost at top speed.” Last year — just a season removed from being a standout defensive end at Quince Orchard High School — how-




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On Friday night, things took awhile to go Michael Scott’s way. After a not-so-good day at school, the John F. Kennedy High School football standout’s evening got off to an uncharacteristically slow start in the Cavaliers’ 28-0 victory against Wheaton. The first pass thrown to him late in the first quarter looked to be a sure touchdown, but the normally sure-handed and speedy receiver let Marvin Galdamez’s throw go right through his hands in the end zone, eliciting some good-natured ribbing, taunts and challenges to perform better from his assistant coaches on the side-

line. Filling in as a place kicker, Scott barely made an extra point kick, booting the ball straight up in the air and watching it fall about a yard over the crossbar. After booting a punt, Scott received a taunting penalty over what seemed to be just a playful slap of an opponent’s helmet after the play was over. By the end of the first half, Scott, who came into the contest averaging five receptions and 70 yards per game, was completely shut down without a catch. “Basically, I had a bad day [at school],” said Scott, who also starts at defensive back. “[It was like] there was something wrong with my mind [throughout the day], but then I got focused and started to play my game. The coaches were telling me to get my head straight, so I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ve got to do that for my teammates to get a win.’ We

needed this first win to bounce back and get ready to take on [Albert] Einstein next week.” Scott admitted he is striving to attain better grades in the classroom, and while he wouldn’t divulge his particular grades at the moment, he emphasized that his eligibility isn’t a problem. Like football, he just wants to continue to improve his academic marks in order to sell his entire package to collegiate programs. While he has yet to receive any real offers from programs at the next level, both he and his coach, Carlos Smith, have noted that there are some schools at the NCAA Division II and III levels, as well as a few junior colleges and preparatory and military schools that have the lanky, 6-foot athlete on their radars. Scott, like many of his Kennedy teammates, is only in his

second year of varsity football. A basketball player for the Cavs during his sophomore and junior campaigns, as well as a state-level long jumper for the school’s track and field team, Scott has recently embraced football as his first sport and his passport to assist in paying for his college education. “Last year was my first year playing [football], and I did






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for college. I want to be able to go to college for free. That is my main focus. If I can go D-I, great. But if I go D-II, D-III, it doesn’t matter. I just want to go. ” Smith’s confidence in Scott is unwavering. “He’s on the field a lot. He does a little bit of everything for us,” Smith said. “He’s played every week and pretty much played every down.”

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pretty good, so I kept working hard all summer because I want to be a better football player,” said Scott, who placed second in the Class 4A state track and field meet last spring as a junior, leaping 21 feet, 7 3/4 inches. “I played [varsity] basketball [for two seasons]. But I am undecided about playing this year. I am trying to get ready for college, so I need to focus [on football] to get ready


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There was a point when Makayla Roy was the new girl. As a freshman at the Academy of the Holy Cross, she was in a new school, surrounded by unfamiliar faces, walking unfamiliar hallways and knowing very few girls she bumped into between classes. A naturally quiet girl, even today, Roy sought an easy outlet to make some friends at the Kensington private school, so she tried out for volleyball, a strange, unfamiliar concept to her at the time having never

played prior to her freshman season. The daughter of a former University of Maryland, College Park football player and the sibling to several other collegiate athletes, Roy was a supremely gifted athlete, and the game came to her as easy as softball had. Before long, she was starting on the junior varsity team. By playoff time, she was pulled up to the varsity squad — “a selfesteem booster,” as she called it. After her freshman year, however, Roy transferred over to Sherwood, where coach Brian McCarty immediately slotted her into the starting lineup alongside prodigious talent, Alex Holston, who was a year older than Roy. After two years being Holston’s understudy, Roy no

longer is the new girl — she’s the new face of Sherwood volleyball. Many might have counted Sherwood out this year due to losing one of the most gifted hitters in state history. Those doubters likely didn’t count on Roy to continue the run of three-consecutive state championships and current 66-match winning streak. “Alex, you know, she dominated last year,” Roy said. “It’s definitely different having to be one of the go-to players so it’s exciting. Ariella [Rodriguez], she’s a great setter. She’s always telling me what play to run, and we work that out.” When thinking of prototypical hitters, Roy doesn’t exactly fit any one particular paradigm. Standing 5-foot-10, she doesn’t boast the imposing height and

never ending wingspan of Holy Cross’ 6-foot-5 Rhamat Alhassan, who Roy would currently be teamed up with had she decided to remain with the Tartans. Her spikes, while carrying a great deal of velocity, don’t sizzle and boom as Col. Zadok Magruder’s Lizzi Walsh’s do. But there is no doubt that the senior can put the ball down — she just finds a different way to do it every time. Like a pitcher with multiple out pitches, Roy has a bevy of different hits she can go to for a point. If she logs six kills in a set, which she did in a 3-0 sweep against Magruder last Wednesday, she might have two power kills cross-court, a dump kill to the middle and a few to either sideline. “I probably try and hit more spots,” Roy said. “I try to hit it away from where the defense is. I used to hit it in the net a lot more, but I try to keep it consistent.” Consistency has been Roy’s trademark this season. Only once has she not eclipsed dou-


Sherwood High School’s Makayla Roy celebrates a point against Col. Zadok Magruder on Oct. 2. ble-digit kills, and that was a 257, 25-8, 25-7 win against Albert Einstein in which younger players received more playing time than usual. After posting a season-high 20 kills in the regular season opener against Richard Montgomery, Roy has logged 11 kills four times, 14 in a 3-2

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Tony Award-winning actor/singer Sutton Foster is set to perform at Strathmore on Saturday. STRATHMORE


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“Bald Headed Blues: A Doctormentary on Sarcofiguy,” will screen as part of the Spooky Movie horror fest, beginning Thursday at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Featured will be Dick Dyszel (Count Gore De Vol, left) and John Dimes, a.k.a. Dr. Sarcofiguy.

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The quick and the dead Before there was “Weekend at Bernie’s” there was “Lucky Stiff,” a 1988 musical farce about an uptight English shoe salesman forced to take his dead uncle on vacation to Monte Carlo and pass him off as alive. “Lucky Stiff” opens today at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College. For returning director Bobby Smith, the comedy presents an interesting challenge for his cast of young actors.


1997, the then 22-year-old Sutton Foster landed her first real Broadway role as the Star To Be in the musical “Annie.” Fate, it seems, knew what was in store for the actress. Nine Broadway shows later, Foster has two Tony Awards as well as a couple of Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards to her credit. She starred in her own TV show, “Bunheads,” and even appeared on “Sesame Street.” Now, Foster is ready for a more intimate setting. The taln Award-winning ented acperformer talks life t o r / s i n g e r perform on, off stage and will some of her upcoming movie own songs as well as popular show tunes on Saturday at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. Foster said the biggest difference between her Broadway shows and the cabaret-style show she’s bringing to Strathmore is that she’s not playing a character, she’ll just be herself. “It’s a totally different side of me as a performer,” Foster said. “The last thing I did in New York was ‘Anything Goes,’ where I was sort of a fabulous character with fabulous costumes and a wig and lots of makeup and eyelashes. Here it’s just a chance for audiences to get to know me as, like, the essence of who I am as a person as opposed to the characters that I’ve played. “It’s a really cool opportunity to be able to sing the songs that I love and that I want to sing, say the things that I want to say and to sort of create an evening of song for an audience. It’s definitely



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Aurora Beckett as Annabel, Olavi Takala as Tony and Liam Allen as Harry in a scene from “Lucky Stiff.”

There is no question John Dimes is a man of many talents. As a singer, Dimes has performed at the historic Apollo Theater in New York. As a painter and artist, his work has been showcased in various states across the

country. As a standup comedian, he has worked alongside Patton Oswalt, Dave Chappelle and Wanda Sykes. Near the very bottom of the list, written in pencil, is scary movie host. That’s when Dimes’ alter ego emerges. Dr. Sarcofiguy has been a fixture in the horror-film hosting circles for going on 18 years. “One of my big heroes in D.C. … is Count Gore De Vol,” Dimes said. “We wanted to do a horror movie show. We

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Members of the New West Guitar Group will perform music from their new studio album, “Big City,” on Thursday at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. From left, against the Los Angeles skyline, are Jeff Stein, John Storie and Perry Smith.

Barbara and the BSO The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra returns to Strathmore with “The Streisand Songbook,” kicking off the

BSO’s 2013-14 Pops season and featuring conductor Jack Everly and singersongwriter Ann Hampton Callaway. The Tony-nominated Callaway will perform all of Streisand’s biggest hits, including favorites from “Funny Girl” to “A Star Is Born.” Callaway enjoys a professional relationship with Streisand, having written some of her most popular songs, including “At the Same Time” and “I Dreamed of You.” Show time is 8 p.m Thursday. For more information, visit





uitar trio the New West Guitar Group — Jeff Stein, Perry Smith and John Storie — will bring the sonic streetscape sounds of their latest effort, “Big City,” to the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club on Thursday. The group’s last album, “Round Trip Ticket,” was frequently featured on NPR and hit No. 28 on the jazz charts. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit


Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church will host its 52nd Greek Festival in Silver Spring this year, following more than 90 years of calling Washington,

D.C., home. The event is scheduled for noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 15100 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring. In addition to Greek food, the festival will feature live Greek music and a Greek marketplace, as well as a moon bounce, clown and face painting. Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church is building a new church at 701 Norwood in Silver Spring, to be completed end of 2014. Services are currently offered at the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on New Hampshire Avenue. Rain or shine. Free admission and free parking is available. For more information, visit

George Barlas plays the bouzouki in the four-piece Greek group, the Golden Flame Band, which will perform this weekend as part of the Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church’s 52nd Greek Festival. Other members include Tasos Christou (vocals, guitar), Bobby Spyridakis (keyboards) and Kostas Vithoulkas (drums).


The work of Terry Meisner is currently on view as part of “A Fine Line: Calligraphy, Language & Symbol,” to Nov. 10 at the Mansion at Strathmore.

The ‘Line’ starts here “A Fine Line: Calligraphy, Language & Symbol,” continues to Nov. 10 at the Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda. The ex-

hibit explores the impact of cultural influence on the artform of calligraphy, resulting in distinguishing and geographically-specific attributes. “A Fine Line” showcases 85 works by more than 24 artists, spanning Asian, English, Arabic and Hebrew styles and illustrating the ever-evolving “art of beautiful writing.” For more information, visit


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n Following the hour-long program will be a 15-minute segment, “When Welles Collide,” a humorous take on the “War of the Worlds” broadcast.


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Philip Stamper and Yvonne Paretzky rehearse for “The War of the Worlds,” opening Friday.


The night before Halloween 1938, a widespread panic set in across the nation as reports of a Martian invasion came in over the airwaves. Despite the fear and chaos, it turns out the broadcast was actually an adaptation of the science fiction classic “The War of the Worlds.” Written by H.G. Wells, “The War of the Worlds” was published right before the turn of the 20th century. It’s a firsthand account of a fictional protagonist and his brother living in London when Earth is suddenly invaded by Martians. The novel sparked several adaptations including comic books, TV shows, radio dramas, video games and most recently, a 2005 Steven Spielberg film starring Tom Cruise. The majority of the 1938 radio program, which was narrated by writer and director Orson Welles, resembled news bulletins and included no commercial breaks. As many listeners tuned in after the introduction, fear quickly set in. “My grandmother told me about [this broadcast],” said David Dossey of Olney. “A lot of people missed the intro that clearly stated this is based on a book. People in her small town in Texas were running outside with wet towels wrapped around them to prevent heat-rays.” Starting Friday, Dossey will direct a recreation of the infamous radio broadcast in partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group and the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. “We’re sticking to the 1938 script but we’re not sticking to the 1938 way of doing it,” Dossey said. “It’s not a museum piece. We’re not doing it with the stuff they had.” Dossey, along with assistant director Stan Rosen and their cast, will not depend on 1930s technology for their adaptation of the broadcast. “They had, at that time, rudimentary sound effects ...” Dossey said. “A lot of the stuff they had to make sound effects, like a hand-crank siren for example, doesn’t exist anymore.” Instead, Dossey said his actors will depend on their voices to create a realistic interpretation of the original broadcast. “We’ve spent a lot of time working on voice and speech,” Dossey said. “I was telling [the cast], these guys that did these radio programs, they were trained actors and they would rehearse how their voices sounded on the radio. It’s a whole different way of performing.” An actor and former speech coach, Dossey is a firm believer in the power of the spoken word. “One of the things that I believe that we’ve lost in this day and age is the ability to use words to communicate,” Dossey said. “I used to tell my students: those who control language control their destiny and the destiny of others. People that are strong speakers have that ability to reach out and grab you and change minds.” In an effort to instill the same sense of panic and impending doom in his audience as the original 1938 broadcast did, Dossey asked his actors to think about an infamous day in modern American history when it felt plausible that the world might be coming to an end. “I said, flashback to 9/11

hit the first tower,” Dossey said. “We all have a memory of what it was like; the panic. This is the same thing ... they have to believe that Martians have landed.” Though the original “War of the Worlds” is more than 100 years old and the broadcast 75, Dossey said the core of the story still resonates with people. “Once you get past the Victorian era version of science, the story is about a group of people dealing with extraordinary circumstances,” Dossey said. “This guy was just a guy. He wasn’t a scientist ... trying to solve the problem. [He] was involved with the people whose lives were affected. When you think about movies about 9/11, they’re about ordinary people dealing with extraordinary circumstances. I think that’s the one thing about the book that’s made it timeless.”







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IN THE ARTS Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Cloudburst, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9;

New West Guitar Group, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10; Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, 8 p.m. Oct. 11; The Soul Crackers with Tommy Lepson, 8 p.m. Oct. 12; Blue Moon Big Band, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13; Abbe Buck, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16; Ingratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; The Fabulous Hubcabs, 8 p.m. Oct. 19; Deaf Dog and the Indictments & Feels So Good Band, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, call for tickets, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500, www. BlackRock Center for the Arts, Buskin & Batteau, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17; Furever (film), 8 p.m. Oct. 18; The Spooky Magic of Joe Romano, 1 p.m. Oct. 19; Carolyn Malachi, 8 p.m. Oct. 19; Julie Fowlis, 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, call for tickets, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. 301-528-2260,

Fillmore Silver Spring, Julieta Venegas, Los Momentos Tour 2013, 8 p.m. Oct. 10; Lee Brice, 8 p.m. Oct. 11; Atlas Genius, 8 p.m. Oct. 13; Rusko — The Lift Off Tour with Special Guests Roni Size and Dynamite MC, 8 p.m. Oct. 18; Aaron Carter, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301-960-9999,,

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For singer/songwriters Tom Whall and Emily Earle, the last few weeks out on the road have been an exercise in trial and error. “It’s been a really great learning process,” Earle said. “ ... As far as, what areas and markets does our music work in? What kind of crowd tends to like us better?” During their private show Sept. 27 at RPM Studios in Silver Spring, the duo — who are also dating — didn’t have to worry about the crowd not liking their Americana sound. They played for a room full of Whall’s friends and family. “It was great,” said Whall, a Silver Spring native. “My parents always love it when I get to play when I’m in town ... they are the ones who have supported me from the beginning.” The September concert was also special because of its location. RPM is a digital media group specializing in video production, audio recording and engineering and live performance/music video. Whall and Earle’s performance was recorded for a DVD. “It’s one thing to go on tour and just have a show where all of your friends and family come out, but I think I wanted to do something unique and that’s why we did this whole studio show,” Whall said. “It gave family and friends the opportunity to see us in a very unique environment.” Whall is a 2007 graduate of Blake High School. Whall — also a talented drummer and keyboard player — picked up the guitar in high school. He learned from his father whom






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Both Tom Whall and Emily Earle have had the opportunity to perform for family and friends during their tour together. he called a musical “jack of all trades.” A triplet, Whall also spent his adolescence harmonizing with his brother and sister in church. “With family, it’s awesome because a lot of times it sounds good because what they call the timbre of your voice is so similar, they match very well,” Whall said. Lucky for him, Whall was able to find that same connection with Earle. “I think the timbres of our voices are different enough, unique enough, that people like it,” Whall said. “That’s my mathematically musical equation behind it all,” he laughed. Whall met Earle a year ago through a mutual friend shortly after she moved to Nashville. Whall attended Baldwin-Wallace College, a small liberal arts school outside of Cleveland. He moved to Music City after graduating in 2011. Earle spent her childhood in Texas before moving with her family to Colorado. She is the niece of Americana singer and Grammy Award-winning artist Steve Earle. She attended Berklee School of Music in Boston for three years before landing an internship with Warner

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Music in New York City. Earle gained some notoriety for her stint on NBC’s singing competition “The Voice,” where she made it to the Battle Round on Team CeeLo. After “The Voice,” and opening for her uncle on a seven-month world tour, Earle settled in Nashville. Whall first joined Earle for a show at Opry Mills Mall. “It’s a three-hour-long gig which is a long time to fill, so she asked me to start playing with her,” Whall said. “That became a weekly gig and we started learning each other’s music and harmonizing on it.” The idea for a tour was born when the duo realized they each had shows booked along the East Coast. “Tom had booked a wedding and then a week before that, I was asked to play a benefit concert in Georgia so we thought we’d just link these two together and put a lot of shows around them to make it a tour,” Earle said. “We picked towns where we knew we had friends who we could stay with. [We thought] this could be a great opportunity to see and catch up with old friends.” Other stops on the tour included Philadelphia, Wrightsville Beach, N.C. and Chesapeake, Va. “I like starting from the ground up,” Whall said. “I think it’s more fun that way; to just kind of book your own stuff, stay out on the road and do it the old school way.” Both Whall and Earle said they hope to eventually quit their day jobs — he works at a puppy adoption center and she occasionally babysits and substitute teaches — and support themselves solely through music. But the musicians said they also recognize it won’t happen overnight. “Nashville is a town of paying your dues,” Whall said. “So I think we’ve both kind of come to terms with our dues could take one month or 5 years or 10 years to kind of get to where [we] want to be.”


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Lemony Snicket, the mysterious children’s biographer and narrator of the popular “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” is scheduled to visit Rockville’s Barnes & Noble on Oct. 16. His latest endeavor, the children’s series, “All the Wrong Questions,” kicked off with a first entry, “Who Could That Be at This Hour?” in 2012. A second, “When Did You See Her Last?” follows Tuesday. Snicket is believed to be visiting the store in person to discuss and sign copies of this latest chapter, recounting the second of four “wrong questions” regarding the search for a missing girl in a town by the sea. Known for their wit, advanced vocabulary and calamitous events, Snicket’s stories are far from sugary or


Continued from Page B-7 “Farce is incredibly detailed and it’s kind of great for the students,” Smith said. “It’s much more difficult than people think.” A well-executed farce depends heavily on quick wit and timing. “The timing has to be impeccable,” Smith said. “It has to go quickly so you don’t lose the through-line.” But Smith added that the mistake many actors make, especially young actors, is to rush through their parts. “An actor’s instinct is to get caught up in that quickness, to add too much movement ...” he said. “What we’ve been working on in rehearsal is them being specific and the idea that too much movement or too much action or energy is going to distract from the storytelling. Their instinct is to go fast ... It can’t be. It has to be specific; a look at the audience, a punchline.” The farce genre even presented a challenge for the most experienced of the “Lucky Stiff” cast members, including Liam Allen who plays Harry Witherspoon, the show’s protagonist. Allen is finishing up his high school credits, taking classes part-time at the Montgomery Christian Institute and parttime at Montgomery College. He’s participated in Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre program and starred in school and church productions. Allen hopes to study musical theater next year in college. “[Lucky Stiff] is the opposite of realism, which is what I’m used

sentimental, nor do they condescend to children. “Kids like him, because he doesn’t talk down to them,” said Annette Klause, a children’s librarian who buys books for the Montgomery County Public Libraries. “He trusts them to get the jokes and the attitude. He makes them feel like they’re in on the joke.” The books also appeal to children who enjoy language and like playing with words. “There are certain kids who gobble it up,” Klause said. The Lemony Snicket stories take the view that things often go wrong in life and that it becomes necessary to persevere. “[They] enable kids to put their own problems in perspective, compared to the heights of despair that the Baudelaire kids go through,” said Klause about the children in the first series who lose their parents and go live with a cousin, Olaf, who is after their inheritance. The young characters aren’t rewarded for good behavior, but they should strive to do the right thing anyway, an interpretation that Daniel Han-

LEMONY SNICKET n When: 7 p.m. Oct. 16 n Where: Barnes & Noble, 12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville (Montrose Crossing Shopping Center) n Tickets: Free n For information: 301-881-2361,

dler, who writes under the Snicket pen name, agrees with. “That holds true in life in general,” he said. Handler set his first series of 13 books, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” in a Gothic-like world that featured Lemony Snicket as an older man recounting the adventures of the three orphaned Baudelaire children, who lost their parents in a fire. The stories were made into a movie called “Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events,” starring Jim Carrey as the Baudelaire’s relative Count Olaf, who continues to hound them for their

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n When: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9-13 n Where: Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville n Tickets: $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and students n For information: 240-5675301, montgomerycollege. edu/pac R. SCOTT HENGEN

Brianna Taylor as Spinster, Liam Allen as Harry and Kelsey Jenkins as Landlady in “Lucky Stiff,” opening today at Montgomery College.

on stage,” Allen said of the director. “The way to have your best reaction on stage is to listen and have a natural reaction.” Allen added that Smith has encouraged the students to think about their character’s motivation, even giving them a backstory to help drive their arc. “[Smith] said what he’s always done, is had a secret about his character,” Allen said. “In real life, people have something that they know but not everyone else does and it fuels them ... It makes it more real if you have that fueling your character.” For Allen, coming up with that secret didn’t take much thought since it’s at the heart of the “Lucky Stiff” premise. “For my character, it’s kind of embedded in the show,” Allen said. “Harry Witherspoon already has a big secret.”

a more intimate insight into who I am.” Foster grew up in the small town of Statesboro, Ga., with her brother, Hunter. Foster’s father worked for General Motors, so the family moved to Troy, Mich., when she was older. Foster’s brother is a Broadway star in his own right, having been nominated for several awards for his role in “Urinetown.” He also received a Tony nomination for playing Seymour in the revival of “Little Shop of Horrors.” Still, Foster said it never dawned on them that they could do this for a living. “We don’t come from a showbiz family,” Foster said. “My mom was a mom and my dad worked for General Motors. I started dancing when I was 4, but it wasn’t like, ‘Come on, honey, let’s go put on a show!’ It was more like that’s just what you do. It was fun. We got involved in community theater as kids and dancing and singing and performing — but I had no idea … I didn’t even know that a thing like Broadway existed … “When we moved to Michigan when I was 13, that was when I realized ‘Oh, you can do this and get paid?!’ It didn’t even cross my mind, although I didn’t really have anything else I was interested in. There was never that one moment where it was like ‘This is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life!’” Foster’s jump to the small screen by starring in “Bun-



Broadway star Sutton Foster will perform in concert on Saturday as part of Strathmore’s highly anticipated 2013-14 season. heads,” where she played a Las Vegas showgirl who teaches ballet in a small town. The show, which aired on ABC Family, only lasted one season before getting canceled by the network. “I was devastated,” Foster said. “I really loved, loved doing that show. The people involved and the character I played — It was an amazing opportunity. I knew that we were a long shot to be picked up. I was so grateful for the outpouring of love and support we got on the show. I couldn’t have asked for a better first foray into television. I really have no regrets. Do I wish I could still be doing it? Of course I do. I loved it.” After tackling the stage and small screen, it seems only natural that Foster would take on movies. The dark comedy “Gravy” is set to be released in theaters in December. Other than that, not too many people know the details of the movie. Luckily, Foster was willing to share.


Continued from Page B-7 tried to figure out, ‘OK, we need a horror host.’ So in 1995 or 1996, I came up with a name — Dr. Sarcofiguy. Every horror host has to be a doctor or professor or a count or something like that. I said, let’s make him a doctor.” The good — or spooky, in this case — doctor will be joined by Count Gore De Vol, played by Dick Dyszel, as part of this year’s Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival at AFI Silver in Silver Spring. The 20-day festival, which opens Thursday, will showcase full-length horror movies, shorts and documentaries. One of those documentaries, directed by the festival’s founder Curtis Prather, is about Dimes’ Dr. Sarcofiguy character. “Bald Headed Blues: A Doctormentary on Sarcofiguy” will be shown at 10 p.m. on Sunday. Prather, who directed a documentary on Dyszel’s Count Gore, “Every Other Day is Halloween,” said doing a piece on Dimes was simply a natural progression. “I’ve known John for going on 20 years and this is probably the fourth documentary that he’s been involved in,” Prather said. “He gravitates towards the fun side of being scared of horror movies. He’s always treated the character of Dr. Sarcofiguy as someone who’s just along for the journey — he doesn’t necessarily know more than the viewer, but he wants to make the viewer feel comfortable while they’re watching these movies.” The hard part about making the documentary was getting Dimes to agree to let Prather do it.

n When: Oct. 10-19 n Where: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring n Tickets: $12 single tickets, $125 for all fest pass n Note: No one under 18 will be admitted into any of the screenings without a parent or guardian


The Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival kicks off on Thursday with director Bobcat Goldthwait’s foundfootage bigfoot film, “Willow Creek.” Goldthwait will be present for a Q&A. His film “Word’s Greatest Dad,” starring Robin Williams (pictured), will also screen during the festival as part of a retrospective of the director’s works. “I’m always reticent of people compiling any evidence of my lunacy together on film,” Dimes said, laughing. “I know I’m nuts but the rest of the world doesn’t need to know I’m nuts. Especially for an hour and 30 minutes.” In all seriousness, Dimes said he is a very reluctant actor and he felt a little weird, but gratified, about being the star of the documentary. “When I’m doing the show, it doesn’t feel weird because I know what’s happening and I know this is just for TV,” Dimes said. “But when someone is ‘paying homage’ to someone and putting that together to make a retrospective view and ‘we’re celebrating your achievement,’ that’s weird because it’s just all in fun. … My ego doesn’t


The author of the latest Lemony Snicket book is due to appear at a book signing and discussion for “When Did You See Her Last?” on Oct. 16 at the Barnes & Noble store in Rockville. The book, with cover art by Seth, is for children 8 and older and is the second in the new Lemony Snicket series, “All the Wrong Questions.”



to,” Allen said. “It being a farce, it requires a completely different acting style. Everything is big, everything is exaggerated but has to be very precise at the same time.” Lucky for the “Lucky Stiff” cast, they had Smith, an actor himself, to guide them. Originally from Richmond, Va., and now living in Howard County, Smith’s acting credits include a number of Broadway and off-Broadway shows in addition to appearances at Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre and Olney Theatre Center. He said he feels part of his responsibility as an actor is to help others trying to make it in the business. “It’s a part of giving back,” Smith said. “I was passionate about art and passionate about my craft and that’s exactly where they are ... They’re so eager to learn and get into the business ... I was there, I was eager.” Smith even shared some of the tricks that have helped him in his career with his young cast. “He encourages you to really listen to your fellow performers

inheritance, and Jude Law narrating as Snicket. “All the Wrong Questions” goes back in time to find a 13-year-old Snicket living in the seaside town Stain’d-by-the-Sea. “It’s been stained by the ink industry,” said Handler, who has created a film noir-like setting with dark streets, double-crossing characters, a stolen statue and a missing girl. An apprentice in a clandestine group called the V.F.C., Snicket sets out to find the girl. The hardcover edition of “When Did You See Her Last?” sells for $16, audiobook editions are $23 and ebook editions $9.99, according to a release from Handler’s publisher Little, Brown and Company. “There’s a chaperone, and other young people become involved,” said Handler about the new cast of characters and new set of adventures. Could another movie be in the works? “People have expressed interest,” Handler said.

allow for that. My ego allows for me to be on television and being funny and silly, but my ego does not allow me to be celebrated for being silly and funny.” Prather said Dimes is very humble and down to Earth. Way down on his list of priorities is being a horror host, according to Prather. “He’s almost reluctant in it at times,” Prather said. “But when he gets recognized or when he gets into it, I really don’t think there’s anyone better. He’s definitely one of the funniest … hosts that’s out there.” Dimes was skeptical about being the centerpiece of a documentary, Prather said. When filming for “Every Other Day is Halloween,” Prather said there were some extra interviews that weren’t used.

n 7 p.m.: “Willow Creek,” director Bob Goldthwait in person n 9:40 p.m.: “An American Terror,” Q&A with director Haylar Garcia Oct. 11

n Midnight: “Pinup Dolls on Ice,” Q&A with directors Geoff Klein and Melissa Mira Oct. 13

n 5 p.m.: “Backwater,” post


“Scream Blackula Scream,” hosted by Count Gore De Vol, will close this year’s festival on Oct. 19 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.

“When I started coming back around to John, he was like ‘I thought we already did an interview? Why do you want

to keep talking?” Prather said. “He certainly didn’t try to stop it or anything, and he’s been very supportive of it, but he was very skeptical about doing a full documentary on him and the character.” In the end, Prather said he wanted to see that Dimes was purely one of a kind. “So often when I see John described in magazines and newspaper articles when Dr. Sarcofiguy is mentioned — in-

“I read the script and it was written by James Roday, who is a brilliant writer and actor,” Foster said. “When I read the script, I said I have to be in this movie! It’s a crazy, quirky, culty black comedy/horror film about cannibalism. You know, just your typical day. I thought that would be an interesting thing to be a part of. It was just a blast to film. I haven’t seen it yet, but it was definitely unlike anything I’ve done before. It is a quirky, weird-ass movie and I absolutely loved doing it.” In the meantime, audiences can see Foster doing what she does best — singing and performing on stage. “I think they can expect to see an intimate show,” Foster said. “It’s really like behind the false eyelashes, behind the sequins … it’s just very simple and … a way for me to show audiences who I am as a human being, as a person, as a performer and as an artist.”

screening Q&A with filmmaker Christopher Schrack n 7:30 p.m.: “Mortal Remains,” post screening Q&A with filmmakers Christian Stavrakis and Mark Ricche n 10 p.m.: “Bald Headed Blues: A Doctormentary on Sarcofiguy,” post Q&A Session with director Curtis Prather and star John Dimes (Dr. Sarcofiguy) Oct. 19

n 7:30 p.m.: Count Gore De Vol presents “Scream, Blackula, Scream”

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT RETROSPECTIVE n “Sleeping Dogs Lie,” 9 p.m. Oct. 14 n “World’s Greatest Dad,” 9 p.m. Oct. 15 n “God Bless America,” 9 p.m. Oct. 16 n “Shakes the Clown,” 9 p.m. Oct. 17 n For a complete schedule, visit Visit

evitably, the reference gets made about how he is the first African-American horror host,” Prather said. “To me, he is the funniest horror host. The oddest horror host. He’s taken this television staple that’s been around for 60 years now, and has done something completely different. No one can come in and do what John does because they’re not John.”

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MSRP: Sale Price: NMAC Bonus Cash:

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2012 Nissan Altima 2.5S #E0224, 1-Owner, 34K Miles, Automatic

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$23,775 $19,995 -$1,500 -$500



2012 Nissan Pathfinder #349545A, 13K Miles, 4x4, Running Board



2010 Infiniti EX35 AWD


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2009 Nissan 370Z Touring Coupe #P8713, 1-Owner, Leather, Manual Trans



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1995 BMW 5-Series..........................1,988

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

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

2005 Chevy Impala LS.......................6,990

#KP27730, Nice! MNRF, LTHR, CD, PW

2005 Dodge Caravan SXT..................6,990

#KP37654, Luxury!, LTHR/HTD/Mem Seats, Harman Kardon CD, SAB


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2002 Hyundai Accent GLS................. #KP98346,GREAT CAR 65K!!, AT, AC, PW, “HANDYMAN”

2001 Toyota Corolla LE.....................2,988

#KP48326A, CLEAN! AT, PW

1997 Toyota Celica ..........................3,750 #KP34539A, SB ,ST, AT, SPORTY RUNS, GREAT, “HANDYMAN”

2001 Chevy Impala LS......................3,988 #KP43564, NICE!, MNRF, PW/PLC, MD INSP’D

2001 Ford Focus 3DR ......................4,488 #KP47705, AT, AC, PW/PLC, MD INDP’D, Don’t Miss!

2001 Saturn LW-300 Wagon..............4,488 #KP78808, RARE FIND! AT, AC, PW, ALLOYS, CD

2002 Hyundai Sonata LS...................4,988 #KD13463, Beauty! MNRF, LTHR, P/OPTS, MD INSP’D

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee..............4,988

#KP26952, 4WD, MNRF, P/Options, 2-Tone, Sharp! “HANDYMAN”

2000 Buick Lesabre LTD...................5,955

#KP05316A, LTHR/HTD/PWER Seat, P/Options


1998 Toyota Camry LE...................... #KP03265, AT, AC, P/Options, Best Buy!

2003 Saturn L-200............................5,990

#KP59757, Super Sharp! 90K, AT, PW

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

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

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2004 Honda Pilot Ex-L 4WD...............7,497


2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD .........7,988 #KP09664A, PSEAT, PW/PLC, CASS/CD Combo, Great Value

2005 Mazda Mazda 6........................7,997 #KP25777, PW/PLC, CC, CD, 5SPD, Gas Saver.

2005 Mazda Mazda 6........................7,997 #KP25777, PW/PLC, CC, CD, 5SPD, Gas Saver.


2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT.............. #KP0810, SHARP! Turbo, AT, P/Options

2001 Toyota Sequoia SR-5 4WD ........7,988 #KP09644A, $726 OFF KBB

2005 Chrysler Twn & Cntry Ltd..........8,488

#KP27304,DVD/Leather, $2,428 OFF KBB

2001 Toyota Highlander Sport...........8,970


2008 Saturn Astra XE........................8,998

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2007 Dodge Magnum SE ...................9,445 #KR95510, STICKING! CUSTOM WHLS, PW/PLC, CD

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



2001 Dodge Dakota Club Cab............ #KN99557A, Pampered 55K!! P/Options

2007 Ford Escape XLT.......................9,988 2006 Buick Lucerne CXS.................10,470

2008 Chrysler Sebring Cnvtb’l.........10,470 #KP23531, OFF-SEASON, $2,082 OFF KBB

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

2005 Toyota Avalon XL....................10,988 #KP15848, GORGEOUS! MNRF, PSEAT, CD, ALLOYS

2005 Dodge Durango Limited..........10,988 HEMI, Sunroof, Leather, DVD Nav, One Owner

2005 Toyota Avalon XL ...................10,988 #KP15848, MOONROOF, PW/PLC, CD

2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer......11,870 #47651KP, 4WD, Beauty! 3rd Seat, LTHR, MNRF, RNG BDS

2006 Subaru Legacy Outbk 2.5XT...11,988 #KP09074, MNRF, LTHR, AT, CD-6, WELL KEPT!

2004 Acura MDX AWD.....................11,988 #KP62182, SHARP! DVD, MNRF, LTHR, DON’T MISS!

2008 GMC Savana Cargovan...........11,988 #KR11890, AT, AC, Tradesman


2009 Toyota Corolla LE................... #KP65389, CLEAN, 50K! AT, PW/PLC, CD

2007 Dodge Magnum SXT.................12,770 #KX47343, GORGEOUS!! CHRME WHLS, LTHR/PWR SEAT, P/OPTS



2012 FIAT 500 POP.......................... #KP03156, NICE! PW, ALLOYS, STABILITY, CD

2007 Infinity M35............................19,788

2007 Honda Accord EX-L V6............14,488

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT...... #KN41054, DVD, Backup CAM, PDRS/Gate, PSeat

2009 Mazda 5 Wagon......................14,988

2009 Chevy Silverado 1500............. #KG36062, Crewcab, 4WD, Meticulously Maintained!

#KP32745, Clean! MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR #KP57035, Auto, Sunroof, Leather, 3rd Row

2005 Nissan Armada SE 4WD...........14,988

2008 Toyota RAV 4..........................12,990


2007 Caddy STS..............................12,990


#KP64756, Beauty! PW/PLC/PMR, CC, CD



2008 Hyundai Veracruz Limited AWD.....18,988


2010 Ford Econoline XLT................. #KN77515, 15 PASS, PW, CC, CD, Park Sense

#FP50592, AWD, Pristine! NAV, MNRF, PSEAT, P/OPTS

20,488 20,570

2007 Ford F150 Super Crew Lariat.....21,970

#KP86231, NAV & Moonroof, LTHR


2010 Chrysler TWN & CNTRY............. #KP51814,SHOWROOM COND!! DVD/NAV/LTHR

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