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Montgomery County Public Schools on Tuesday prepared a request to waive four days of instruction lost due to wintry weather, after its five-day request was denied Monday. State Superintendent of Schools

Lillian M. Lowery denied the school system’s original request in a March 26 letter because it “does not demonstrate an effort to modify the school calendar to make up for lost instructional time.” In a Tuesday letter, Starr submitted a modified, four-day waiver request that, if accepted, would involve the school system adding one day to the school year and changing Easter Monday from a holiday to an instructional day. Starr sent another letter to Lowery

on Tuesday asking for permission to make Easter Monday an instructional day. Lowery said in her March 26 letter that she would consider a modified request from the school system. The state requires school districts to hold 180 instruction days. While the school system built four snow days into its calendar, county students have had 10 days off this school year because of snow. In its first request, the school system

had asked the state to waive five days — the maximum number of days the state allowed school districts to request. The system had planned to add one day to its calendar if the waiver was accepted. Dana Tofig, a county school system spokesman, said the school system weighs the effect of adding school days when considering a waiver request. “It is a balancing act between wanting to make up meaningful instructional time and respecting the existing

schedules that our students, staff, families and communities already have in place, including jobs, internships, camps, and more,” Tofig said in an email. As of Tuesday, Lowery had responded to waiver requests from four counties, including Montgomery, Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s and Carroll, said William Reinhard, a spokesman for the Maryland State Department of Educa-

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With homelessness behind her, woman finds place in community


Jen Koca of Herndon, Va., an intern for the Puppy Mill Rescue Campaign of the Humane Society of the United States, brings a 14-year-old Yorkshire terrier from the transport truck that had just arrived from a puppy mill rescue in Arkansas on March 26.

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Humane Society seizes animals from Arkansas puppy mill; they arrive in Gaithersburg for adoption BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER

When Tia Pope visited a suspected puppy mill in Jefferson County, Ark., in late January she noticed a small, red 10-year-old Italian greyhound living in deplorable conditions. Pope, manager of the Puppy Mill Response for the Humane Society of the United States, said she wasn’t sure if the dog was going to survive. “At the time, it was 20-something degrees and she was outside in a chain link concrete pen with really no shelter,” Pope said. “For a dog of her size, she had no body fat and there was nowhere for her to stay warm. She was shaking.” Now, thanks to the efforts of the Humane Society, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and other organizations, the dog has been given a second chance at life. All of the animals at the mill — 121 dogs, 20 horses, 19 chickens, 11 exotic birds, and multiple bunnies, turtles and cats — were seized Feb. 27 by the Humane Society of the United States. On March 26, 55 of the dogs, including the Italian greyhound, nine bunnies and three birds were brought to the society’s Gaithersburg office, where pet adoption agencies eagerly waited to pick them up and begin the process of finding them new, loving homes. The Gaithersburg office is at 700 Professional Drive. “It was nice to see that she was one of the ones who made it back to the Washington area,” Pope said about the Italian greyhound. “It was

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BATTLING BULLYING Teachers, students and parents talk about bullying prevention and intervention strategies at symposium.




Joe Young, a safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars and native of Silver Spring, helps serve breakfast to homeless men and women at Community Vision in Silver Spring on Friday morning.

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Shannon Matthews lived on the streets of Montgomery County for almost four years. She said it was a dark time in her life. Overcoming domestic violence and substance abuse was not easy, but Matthews said that with the help and support of community

groups, anyone can do it. “Back then, I was really in a dark place. I was really in bondage. Now, I am in a peaceful place. ... I don’t have to use [drugs], and I don’t have to be in an abusive relationship,” Matthews said. Matthews, 47, now has her own place. She is one of the co-founders of House of Divine Guidance, a non-

profit organization that helps men, women, children and veterans reentering society, and low-income families. She also coordinated the first Celebrity Breakfast for Homeless in Silver Spring at the Montgomery County Progress Place facility on Friday.

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A new apartment complex at the Takoma Metro station got the go-ahead Thursday from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors, though some neigh-


A RARE TYPE OF ATHLETE Hearing Olney baseball player thrives at a deaf school.


bors disapprove. . “I think this is really a positive step,” said Cheryl Cort, policy director for the Coalition for Smarter Growth. More than 50 Takoma Park and Takoma D.C. residents attended the board meeting at WMATA’s headquarters in Washington. Since 2000, WMATA has tried to develop the area around the Takoma Red Line station, which is in Washington, just over the Maryland line.

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In 2013, Bethesda developer EYA proposed a building with 200 apartments on a surface parking lot. The building would have three stories on Eastern Avenue and step up to four toward the train tracks. It would replace most of the parking, only about half of which is used at any one time. At the meeting, board member Kathy Porter, a former Takoma Park mayor, said she

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For Phillips, maple and walnut are the final frontier Not many people can say they built the furniture for their own children’s room — and helped NASA explore outer space, too. Nicholas Phillips can. After working as a theoretical physicist at the space agency for 15 years, he decided to change career fields and opened his own wood shop. “Two years ago I started playing around during my spare time,” said Phillips, who has been influenced by his own father’s woodwork. He took his daughter to a furniture store and asked what were her favorite details on different pieces. “Point to the things you like in beds,” Phillips told her. He then put his love of geometry and mathematics to work in


the design field. Phillips, who lives in Silver Spring, started his business, Affine Creations, using “colorful and expressive” woods to make keepsake boxes, coasters and clocks. He handcrafts and finishes each piece “to bring out the natural beauty of the woods I have chosen.” Phillips will be among the 250 artisans at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival on Friday through Sunday in Gaithersburg. “I try to do one show once a month ... [and] I usually try to go to a show with two to three times of inventory of what I think people


Campus congrats Arrin T. Hawkins of Silver Spring graduated with a master’s in learning disabilities from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

In the service Army Reserve Pvt. Darius M. White of Burtonsville graduated

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 Salon Luncheon Series: Exploring the Impact of Friends on Other Cultures in Sandy Spring, noon-1 p.m.,

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THURSDAY, APRIL 3 Catholic University Chorus and Orchestra Concert, 8-9 p.m., St. Paul’s

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noon, Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church, 3425 Enory Church Road, Olney. 4th Annual Ben’s Run 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run, 8-10 a.m., Stonegate Elemen-

tary School, 14811 Notley Road, Silver Spring. $30. 301-602-7288. Community Pancake Breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6.50 for adults, $2 for kids, $18 maximum per family. 301933-7933. Free SAT Practice Test, 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., College Tutors, 5962 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda. Free. 240743-4950. End-of-Life Planning Seminar, 9 a.m., Norbeck Community Church, 2631 Norbeck Road, Silver Spring. Free. 301-744-1562. Annual Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310



and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice and physical fitness during nine weeks of training. He is a graduate of Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville.

Kids and teens can drop in at center The Takoma Park Recreation Center hosts a Kids Night Out and Teen Lounge for children 6 to 12 and 13 to 17, respectively. Younger children can make arts and crafts or watch movies from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Friday of the month. Teens have access to video games, work stations and a sitting area for socializing with friends. The Teen Lounge is from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Both activities are free with a membership card. The center is at 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park. More information is at www.


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Emanuel, 10101 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-942-2000.

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want,” he said. His pieces range from $60 to $400. “One thing I have a lot of fun doing is the smaller commission pieces ... one-of-a-kind pieces,” he said. Studying the physics of space can be time consuming, but apparently nothing like woodworking. Phillips said he is “a lot busier now” than when he worked for NASA. “The more I put into it, the more I get,” he said. But “I am at home in the afternoon when the kids come home.”


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LOCAL Exec candidates talk safety during Silver Spring forum

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Master gardeners Joe Ginther (left) of Derwood and Kenneth Hoyle of Damascus offer advice on sharpening and maintaining garden tools during the University of Maryland Extension master gardeners spring open house Saturday at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood.

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Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, is moving forward with its new $1.8 million ballfield. The county recently approved the project and construction should begin Sunday. It is expected to be completed

this summer. The field will have artificial turf to provide a safe space to accommodate soccer games, intramural sports and a variety of activities by students, staff and community members throughout the year, according to a university news release. “The space is being provided primarily for Athletics; however, we plan on using this space as part of our community outreach,” Angie Crews, interim director at the univer-

sity’s office of corporate communication, wrote in an email to The Gazette. These improvements are part of Washington Adventist University’s Vision 2020, with a goal to better serve its students, faculty and staff. The university also has been renovating the campus in the past five years with a series of improvements, including a new $6.3 million music building, a $1.2 million dining hall renovation and a $1.1 million

activity center. Other projects include new sidewalks, new furniture for the men’s and women’s dormitories, and new flooring and classroom furniture. The university was established in 1904. Today, the institution at 7600 Flower Ave. offers undergraduate, graduate and distance learning classes. More information is at

From putting police officers in every county high school to increasing diversity on the police and fire departments, Montgomery County’s four county executive candidates discussed public safety issues with residents in Silver Spring Thursday. Republican Jim Shalleck and Democrats Isiah Leggett, Douglas M. Duncan and Philip M. Andrews agreed that Montgomery County is generally safe, but each discussed what he has done or would do to maintain and improve public safety in the county at the event Thursday evening at the Long Branch Community Center. Each of the candidates drew on experience he had accumulated in answering the questions asked of them. Leggett and Duncan have each overseen the county police department while serving as county executive, while Andrews is the chairman of the County Council’s Public Safety Committee. Shalleck is a former prosecutor in The Bronx, N.Y., who prosecuted Son of Sam serial killer David Berkowitz. Shalleck and Duncan proposed increasing the number of police officers available in the county’s schools. Duncan said he would like to see the county invest in providing more school resource officers, police officers who are stationed in school buildings. When he was county executive, from 1994 until 2006, the county had a resource officer in every county high school and has pulled back from that, Duncan said. He said he’d like to see an officer stationed to each of the county’s 20 high school clusters, as well as looking at some middle schools, he

said. Shalleck went one step further, calling for a uniformed officer and marked police vehicle at every school in the county. He also wants to see the county school system eliminate portable classrooms, saying they could be isolated targets in a school shooting or other incident. “They’re disasters waiting to happen,” Shalleck said. Leggett, the county’s current executive, talked about the numerous programs he’s helped fund to reduce crime and provide services for youth and families. The county operating budget he recently proposed includes about $68 million to help with youth services, Leggett said. To a question on reducing truancy, Leggett said the county has to help address issues with poverty and other problems that students are dealing with at home. “That’s where you start to address the challenge of truancy,” he said. To a question on reducing the number of AfricanAmericans in the criminal justice system, Shalleck said the county needs to increase the diversity of the police and fire departments, as well as those who speak multiple languages. Leggett said the problem starts in the education system and providing support for communities. Andrews and Duncan both emphasized the importance of the county’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in addressing the problem. Andrews said the county needs to support progressive policies of the detention center in rehabilitating prisoners to prevent recidivism. The school system also needs to make sure it’s providing education in trade and apprenticeships for students who don’t plan on going on to college, Andrews said.

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Julianna Malnar of Gaithersburg and her son Henrik, 2, assemble a kite craft during the annual Kites Over Clarksburg event at Ovid Hazen Wells Park on Saturday in Clarksburg.

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Sitting with fellow Montgomery County students, Elisa shared with an audience how she was bullied to the point of depression and “horribly low” self-esteem. At a young age, Elisa — now a 14-year-old student at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington — was diagnosed with a condition in which she lost pigmentation in her hair and skin. And if that wasn’t bad enough, other students then bullied her about her appearance. But now, she told those gathered Saturday at the Montgomery College Takoma Park-Silver Spring campus, she is stronger and has learned she is not alone. Elisa was one of five current and one former county students who shared their experiences related to bullying at the “Bullying in Schools” symposium organized by the Montgomery County Committee on Hate/Violence, the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights and Montgomery College. A similar bullying-themed event a couple of years ago started the conversation but emphasized the experts and not those hurt by bullying, said Lorraine LeeStepney, chairwoman of the Montgomery County Committee on Hate/Violence. “We had so many talking heads and subject matter experts, but the kids got lost,” Lee-Stepney said. For this second symposium, she said, organizers wanted to put the students “front and center.” “I think that they were the most courageous and the most extraordinary kids ever,” she said. “Their stories were so powerful and so relatable.” Johnnie Williams III — a motivational speaker who gave the event’s keynote address and is a

A church pastor, a medical scientist and advocates for low-income people are among the winners of this year’s top Montgomery County awards for leadership and volunteerism. The Roscoe R. Nix Distinguished Community Leadership Award, established by County Executive Isiah Leggett in 2012 as the county’s equivalent of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, goes to the following: • The Rev. Leon Grant, senior pastor of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville, for reaching “beyond the walls of his church to serve the broader community.” • Michael Lin, a biomedical scientist at the National Institutes of Health, is a former trustee of Montgomery College. • Nancy Scull is a community activist, coordinator of the Housing Opportunities Commission’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program and founding board member of Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen in Silver Spring. The Neal Potter Path of Achievement Award, named for the former County Council member, county executive and civic activist, honors seniors who have given a lifetime of volunteer service. Two individuals were chosen for this award: • Joe Howard helped develop the Montgomery County Public School’s Outdoor Education Program and worked with Potter to develop the Montgomery County Conservation Corps. • Mona Negm “has helped countless immigrants navigate the complexities of their new community ... using the resources she knows well in the Muslim community, along with county and state offices, to improve the quality of life for senior residents.” The 2014 Montgomery Serves Awards recognize special volunteer accomplishments during 2013 in four categories: • Jason Amboo was selected in the youth category for his volunteer work at Montgomery Housing Partnership. • The JBG Cos. of Chevy Chase was chosen in the business service category, recognizing 400 employees who volunteered more than 1,600 hours of service to the company’s Days of Giving program. • Lorig Charkoudin was honored for community service by an individual for improving food security and nutrition of low-income families and training unemployed residents in building food-related businesses. • Chevy Chase at Home was recognized for community service by a group for using the “village” model to help seniors age in place. The honorees will be recognized at the annual Montgomery Serves Awards program at 6:30 p.m. April 28 at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. The ceremony and reception are free and open to the public, but reservations are required because seating is limited. Registration and other information are at, or email, or call 240-777-2600.


Complete report at The following is a summary of incidents in the Silver Spring area to which Montgomery County police responded recently. The words “arrested” and “charged” do not imply guilt. This information was provided by the county.


Sam, a junior at Northwood High School in Silver Spring, discusses being bullied, part of a panel talk at Saturday’s symposium at Montgomery College in Silver Spring. Students’ last names were not disclosed by the symposium’s organizers. graduate of Col. Zadok Magruder High School in Rockville — said after the event the students who told their bullying stories shared “the raw truth.” “I think the rawness and the essence of the stories that were shared spoke to a lot of people’s, I guess, voicelessness,” he said. The students, whose last names were not disclosed to help protect their identity, each shared their stories with the audience. “I’ve never done anything like this,” Elisa told the attendees. “I’m so glad I did.” Sam, a 16-year-old student at Northwood High School in Silver Spring, said he was bullied to the point where he used up all his energy “putting up that defensive barrier.” He suffered from depression and tried to commit suicide, he said.

Although he found that he enjoys helping others, he said, he still deals with social anxiety and selfconsciousness. “I do have friends, but in my head I don’t,” he said. During his keynote address, Williams shattered a glass on stage to illustrate how bullying can hurt people. Williams told the audience that the glass had a purpose, just like everyone in the room had a purpose. “But often times people, without even thinking, they disrupt that purpose, they break that purpose,” he said. Steve Chaikin — an assistant state’s attorney and one of many experts who briefly described their roles as they relate to bullying — praised the student panelists. “I applaud your strength and your conviction,” he said.

Parissima Hormozdi, a 15-yearold student at Einstein High who shared her story of being cyberbullied on Facebook, said she wanted to share more about her experience but that retelling it was emotional. “It was really scary to be up there,” she said. Parissima, who shared her last name after the symposium, said it was “touching” to meet the other students who participated, to hear their stories and get to know them beyond first impressions. “It taught me not to judge right off their looks,” she said. Danny Rosette, a student at Takoma Academy who attended the event, said he learned that there needs to be open, safe environments to address the issue of bullying. “I think it’s an issue in every school,” he said.

Armed Robbery • On March 12 at 9:55 p.m. at Seek Lane and Hood Street, Silver Spring. The subjects assaulted the victims and unsuccessfully attempted to take property. • On March 15 at 11:40 p.m. on Selfridge Road south of Randolph Road, Wheaton. The subject threatened the victim and unsuccessfully attempted to take property. Sexual Offense • On March 14 at 7 a.m. at Safeway, 10101 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. The subject inappropriately touched the victim. Strong-Arm Robbery • On March 10 at 4:41 a.m. at Piney Branch Road and Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring. The subjects assaulted the victim and took property. • On March 14 at noon in the 1300 block of Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring. The subject unsuccessfully attempted to take property from the victim, then fled. • On March 15 at 8:35 a.m. in the parking garage at 1200 East-West Highway, Silver Spring. The subject assaulted the victim and took property. Aggravated Assault • On March 11 at 5:45 p.m. in the 13900 block of Castle Boulevard, Silver Spring. The subject is known to the victim. • On March 11 at 9:29 p.m. at Piney Branch Road and Flower Avenue, Silver Spring. The subjects assaulted the victim and fled. • On March 15 at 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Schuyler Road, Silver Spring. The subject assaulted the victim and fled.


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Bill protecting the transgendered Union: County should be investigated over Question B passes House of Delegates intact Action comes after court ruling that county campaign was illegal n



On the heels of a Circuit Court decision that Montgomery County acted illegally by campaigning on a 2012 ballot question, union leaders want a criminal investigation of county leaders. Montgomery County’s employee union heads are asking Maryland State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt and Montgomery County Inspector General Edward L. Blansitt III to investigate if County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and members of the County Council committed any criminal acts as part of the county’s campaign on behalf of the 2012 ballot Question B. Patrick Lacefield, Montgomery County’s director of public information, said Davitt and Blansitt have already looked into the matter. Davitt found nothing criminal, Lacefield said. Gino Renne, president of United Food and Commercial Workers/Municipal and County Government Employees Organization Local 1994, said his union is working with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 and the Montgomery County Career Firefighters Association Inc. International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1664 to draft a formal request for investigation. Nothing had been sent as of Monday. Renne said taxpayers deserve to know if the county’s elected leaders acted with criminal intent when Montgomery spent more

than $120,000 campaigning for “yes” votes on Question B. QuestionBaskedvotersifthey wanted to uphold a 2011 law that stripped the county police union’s power to bargain the effects of management decisions. Voters upheld the law, the position the county favored. Lodge 35 sued the county in November 2012 alleging the county illegally spent taxpayer money on the campaign. The union asked the court to force Leggett and Lacefield to repay county coffers as well as the union’s legal and campaign expenses. While judge Ronald Rubin ruled on March 19 that the county acted illegally in its campaign, he held Leggett and Lacefield harmless and did not reward any damages to the union. Renne said Leggett has a history of breaking the law, citing three labor cases questioning Leggett’s power to reject awards of binding arbitration, which the executive lost. The cases were brought after Leggett ignored an arbitration ruling in favor of the unions by not funding provisions of employee contracts in his fiscal 2012 budget proposal. Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals ruled that Leggett did not have legislative immunity to avoid being called into account for his decision by the administrator. “The Leggett administration has been operating loose and fast ever since he took office, they do whatever they want to do, they don’t abide by the rules,” Renne said. “If I were a taxpayer, I’d be concerned about that type of leadership.

What’s it going to be next? That is really the question here.” Lacefield called the unions’ continued calls for investigation over Question B “ironic” saying those same unions worked with him on the county 2010 ballot campaign to support the imposition of an ambulance fee. “It seems to me like they are being a little ‘born again’ on this issue,” Lacefield said. “When it was on an issue which they supported, they were OK with it.” Lacefield also noted that both Davitt and Blansitt investigated the county’s campaign for Question B back in 2012, before the union sued the county. In a October 2012 letter referring the matter to Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, Davitt said that while he disagreed with the rationale offered by County Attorney Marc P. Hansen for the county’s action, Davitt believed county leaders acted in good faith on the advice of attorneys. Gansler never issued an opinion on the issue. In his decision, Blansitt deferred to Davitt’s letter.

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ANNAPOLIS — Despite several attempts by opponents prevent its passage, a Senate bill to include gender identity in Maryland’s antidiscrimination laws passed the House of Delegates intact Thursday. For hours, delegates debated amendment after amendment, eight in total, aimed at removing or altering the bill’s protection for transgendered Marylanders against discrimination in public accommodations — which includes restaurants, bars, movie theaters, stores and coffee shops, among other places. Calling it the “bathroom bill,” opponents claimed the bill allows men to use women’s restrooms and threatens the safety of women and children by providing those looking to commit sexual offenses a possible loophole. Del. Adelaide C. Eckardt

(R-Dist. 37B) of Cambridge said many in the state have reached out to lawmakers

“I look forward to signing this bill.” Gov. Martin J. O’Malley (D), about the bill, titled the Fairness for All Marylanders Act. People, she said, are afraid. Supporters of the bill say those fears are unfounded. Del. Kathy Szeliga (R-Dist. 7) of Perry Hall read off a list of accounts of women and children who were assaulted or raped by men in restrooms in Montgomery County. In none of those cases were those charged transgendered nor did any of the men charged attempt to claim protection under a similar antidiscrimination law in place in Montgomery County, said Del. Kirill Reznik (D-Dist. 39) of Germantown.

Floor leader Del. Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk (D-Dist. 21) of College Park repeatedly fielded questions about how the bill affected the safety of women and children in restrooms. Each time she reiterated that the bill does not change existing law regarding sexual offenses and that those who commit crimes in bathrooms will be charged with crimes. With an 82-57, vote the bill passes to Gov. Martin J. O’Malley (D) for a signature. “I’d like to congratulate and thank Sen. Rich Madaleno, Del. Luke Clippinger, Equality Maryland and the Human Rights Campaign on yet another victory for inclusion and openness in our State,” O’Malley said. “We’re proud to stand with these leaders, the LGBT community, and other allies to complete this major piece of unfinished business — ensuring that everyone is protected from discrimination under the law. I look forward to signing this bill.”

Obituary Raymond A. Brubacher April 14,1940 - February 27, 2014 - Born in Washington, DC and long time resident of Olney, MD. Ray designed and played for 31 years the organ at Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church. He taught piano and organ to hundreds of students for over 40 years. Ray was considered to be one of the best musical improvisers in the business. Ray was the DC area’s foremost accompanist for silent films at the American Film Institute - Kennedy Center, the Weinberg Center, the Byrd Theatre and many other venues. Ray is survived by his two sons, Keith (Meghan) of Laytonsville, MD; Paul of Olney, MD and grandson Jacob. A Matinee with Ray, a Celebration of the Life and Music of Ray Brubacher will be held on Sunday, April 6 at 3PM at the Weinberg Center, 20 W. Patrick St, Frederick, MD. Memorial gifts in his honor may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation ( or the Weinberg Center (


Obituary Tracy Danielle (Mindick) Carson Tracy Danielle (Mindick) Carson, beloved daughter and sister, passed away unexpectedly on March 17, 2014. She was born in Washington, DC on April 22, 1962, an Easter Sunday. How fitting that her soul be one of empathy and kindness, that she would spend her life easing the worry and pain of others. Her dedication to seniors and persons with disabilities was formally recognized on October 21, 2011 with the Paratransit Driver of the Year award from Frederick County TransIT. A natural comedian, Tracy brought humor to every situation. From weirdoes in her beauty salon to the perils of homeschooling, her descriptions of our day-to-day human experiences resulted in explosive laughter and lifted spirits. Tracy and her father, Melvin Yudelevit, who preceded her in death in 2011, may well have a stand-up act in that Better Place. Tracy leaves behind her mother, Janis Yudelevit, husband, William (Bill) Carson of Adamstown, MD, and children, Cathryn and Mack Carson(wife Michelle). She is also mourned by sisters, Kathy Graybeal, (James), Tammy Mindick, Linda Sandler and Paula Yudelevit (Steve); brothers, David Mindick (Lea) and Darren Mindick; 15 nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. We ask that you go to to celebrate Tracy’s life with your favorite “Tracy Story” and/or to express your condolences. You can contact the family directly at (301) 774-2218 or 1910365


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Internet journalist. Rock musician. Montgomery County Council candidate. All of them describe Robert Dyer, a Bethesda Republican who is seeking an at-large council seat. Dyer said he’s running to help Montgomery recover its position as a thriving home for business, particularly large corporate headquarters. Dyer, 42, is one of four Republicans seeking at-large council seats in the June 24 primary, along with Chris P. Fiotes Jr., Shelly Skolnick and Adol T. Owen-Williams II. All four will advance to the Nov. 4 general election. Dyer ran unsuccessfully for the council in 2010 and for the House of Delegates from District 16 in 2006. In 2006, he was elected to a four-year term to the county’s Republican Central Committee. By day, he is the publisher of several hyperlocal websites in Bethesda, Rockville and the Silver Spring-Wheaton area. By night, he enjoys playing and recording music, usually hard rock or metal. Dyer said he plans to run a lean, low-budget campaign focused heavily on social media, including a video of his campaign announcement that has garnered

more than 2,500 views on YouTube. But he also hosts a series of YouTube clips in which he reviews various food items, such as a Taco Bell smothered burrito and a Wendy’s pretzel bacon cheeseburger. Those clips collected more than14,000viewsineight months. Dyer said his main issues in the election are transportation, affordable housing and education, all geared toward improving Montgomery’s position as a destination for businesses. T h e county is still home to large publicDyer sector employers, but many large private firms have left in the last decade, he said. Transportation issues are key to Montgomery’s future, as the region’s traffic problems can be a significant barrier to attracting large employers, Dyer said. He supports the Purple Line, a 16-mile light rail project that would link Bethesda and New Carrollton, as well as adding capacity to MARC’s Brunswick Line. Dyer said it’s also critical that the county complete several highway projects, including further extending Montrose Parkway, developing a new bridge crossing the Potomac River into Virginia and building the Midcounty Highway, known as M-83. A new Potomac crossing


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would help ease traffic jams where Interstate 270 meets the Capital Beltway and also provide a more direct route to Dulles International Airport, Dyer said. International businesspeople prefer Dulles to Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport or Reagan National Airport, and a bridge would provide a critical link for business travelers coming to Montgomery, he said. Dyer said he doesn’t think recent plans passed by the council include enough affordable housing, and he would push for a moratorium on rezoning or demolishing any existing affordable housing until more can be built. Dyer said he also would try to create a dedicated county fund to buy and build more affordable housing. On education, Dyer said he supports making prekindergarten education available to any child in the county whose parents want it, an issue that’s critical for children’s development, he said. He would also like to see large businesses create classroom facilities where students from poorly performing schools could gain classroom and internship experience. Internships would make students familiar with large employers in the county and give them a better chance at landing wellpaying jobs when they get out of college, he said. Dyer said the lack of solutions to these issues, as well as the county’s “oppressive tax regime” that includes the energy and bag taxes, are hurting Montgomery’s ability to attract large, prominent businesses. “We just have all the opportunity in the world here, but we’re not capitalizing on it,” he said.

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Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr told an audience they were “travel agents of hope.” in her,” he said. Another strategy for creating hope, he said, is the school system’s work with community groups, including nonprofits and county agencies. He cited the Kennedy Cluster Project — run by the school system and the county government — which provides wraparound services for students and their families. He also pointed to Achieving College Excellence and Success, a program aimed at helping underserved students get to college and involves a partnership between the school system, Montgomery College and The Universities at Shady Grove. Starr told the attendees they can help create opportunities for students. “It takes community to provide opportunity and that is what we have here today and that is what all of you do,” he said. Starr said the school system must also make changes and take on new things.

In two examples, he cited the school system’s efforts to change its alternative education programs and eliminate disproportionate suspension rates among student groups. The school system is involved in “a complex undertaking” when it comes to educating

its students, he said, and both school staff and students need to work hard. “Everything we’re doing in Montgomery County Public Schools begins and ends with hope,” he said.


Superintendent Joshua P. Starr said Wednesday that “hope is how we are going to close the achievement gap” in Montgomery County Public Schools. “Persistent achievement gaps call out to us with urgency and we must respond with urgency, the urgency of hope,” he said. Starr served as the keynote speaker at Interfaith Works’ 17th annual Companies Caring Breakfast. The nonprofit agency hosted the event that included attendees from government, business and community groups. Starr said the school system aims to teach students that hard work, perseverance and good choices will lead to success. “A child who believes that she has a bright future in front of her will have one if she has hope,” he said. The school system and the community can create hope, improve schools and help students in part through leaders at all levels, including principals, teachers and students, he said. He described the leaders as “travel agents of hope.” “Hope travels from person to person and generation to generation,” Starr said. “Each of us in fact is a travel agent.” Starr described the effect that county teacher Mary Hawkins-Jones — who received the Most Hopeful Teacher in America award from Gallup — had on her former student Cristina Ulrich, who became the 2013-2014 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. “[Hawkins-Jones] connected with that student and brought out the hope that was


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Continued from Page A-1 tion. Lowery denied Anne Arundel’s request and accepted St. Mary’s and Carroll’s, he said. The three counties had also asked for a five-day waiver. Reinhard said, as of Thursday, the state had received 15 waiver requests. Following the state’s denial of the school system’s first waiver request, city governments were bracing to possibly change their plans for summer camps. Jan Golden, a recreation

program supervisor for the city of Rockville, said the city currently is scheduled to start its first camp session the Monday after school lets out. “It’s a big concern to parents,” she said. “We’ve gotten a lot of calls.” The city, which runs some of its camps in county schools, will delay its summer camps if the school system extends its calendar and work with each family as needed, she said. Golden said she couldn’t remember a year when the city had to adjust its summer camps to a longer school year. In Gaithersburg, the school system’s situation “could affect

us quite a bit,” said Tim “Smitty” Smith, chief of the city’s youth and senior services division. “We’re just sitting and waiting and seeing what they might do,” he said. The city uses four school buildings during the summer, Smith said, and isn’t able to occupy them until a few days after classes end due to professional time given to school staff and cleaning activities. While some recreational camps can start late without a problem, certain speciality programs that include projects require the full week, he said. Gregory Clark, director of the Takoma Park Recreation

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Department, said added school days would not affect the city’s summer camps, which start June 23 this year. The city has built in a weeklong “buffer” in between when school ends and when city summer camps begin in case bad weather translates to a longer school year, Clark said. Susan Burkinshaw, health and safety committee cochairwoman of the Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations, said she thinks the county school system made the right calls when it closed schools on the 10 snow days. Speaking as a parent, Bur-

kinshaw said she would like to see the school system find “creative” ways — such as adding minutes to some school days — to make up for the lost instructional time within the currently scheduled school year if the school system does not submit another waiver request. There are cost implications for the county when school days are added as well as morale issues, she said. “I can’t tell you how relatively unproductive those days are,” she said. Shruti Bhatnagar, whose two children attend Piney Branch Elementary School and Takoma Park Middle School, also said


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Tia Pope, manager of the Puppy Mill Response for The Humane Society of the United States, and the lead on this case of a puppy mill in Arkansas for the past year, holds a 10-year-old Italian greyhound that she came to know during the investigation. Pope said she wasn’t sure that the dog would make it because of the conditions in the puppy mill where the dog was housed, and that she was very relieved to see that the dog had survived March 26.


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Continued from Page A-1 “This is my way to thank the program in the community that served me by giving back ...,” Matthews said. Eggs, waffles and bacon were part of the menu for 100 homeless people. The event — organized in part by Interfaith

like a full circle.” Sára Varsa, director of operations for the society’s Animal Cruelty, Rescue and Response Team, said the animals had been neglected and were living in filth while in Arkansas. Most were living in feces and urine, and were given no basic grooming, she said. Some had health conditions that were not being addressed, such as dental disease. Nearly half of the animals were placed with organizations in Arkansas, while many of the horses and exotic birds were sent to centers in Texas and Colorado, respectively. “We tried to be very cognizant about what the local community can absorb in terms of saturation and what the market is for adoption,” Varsa said. The other remaining animals were brought to the D.C. area because of its reputation for being a positive environment for adoption, Varsa said. “There’s a high adoption rate here,” she said. “There’s very educated adopters. There’s people who can deal with special needs animals. So this is a really great area to provide for [the animals] to continue on their journey.”

she would like to see the school system work within the existing school calendar to make up for the snow days. A decision to extend the school year could have financial and other effects on families, she said, citing the example of parents who might have purchased tickets for a vacation. Bhatnagar, who is a Montgomery Blair cluster coordinator but was speaking as a parent, said a couple parents approached her who were interested in providing feedback to the school system about the situation.

Matt Williams, chief communications officer for the Washington Animal Rescue League, said his organization was receiving 15 dogs, including chihuahuas, poodles and shih tzus. “Our vets will take a look at all of them first,” Williams said. “Then we’ll get them settled since they’ve been moving about so much.” He expects the dogs to be ready for adoption in about two weeks. A combination of birds and bunnies were given to the Washington Humane Society. Marika Bell, director of behavior and training, said her organization will conduct health checks on the animals, and spay or neuter them before adoption. She expects the process to take about three or four days. Other organizations that picked up animals included the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, the Humane Society of Calvert County and Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation in Arlington, Va. The Italian greyhound that Pope first spotted back in Arkansas was given to the Humane Society of Calvert County. “You guys are so amazing,” Pope said to the Calvert County group when handing over the dog. “I’m so happy she’s going to you guys.”

Residents said EYA, which works almost exclusively around Metro stations, did not reach out to the community as much as they had hoped, and they are still worried that the complex will destroy green spaces and cause more traffic congestion. But Cort said WMATA will conduct a hearing to discuss general terms and how the project affects transit. Then “we advance this proposal to the D.C. zoning commission.”

During her testimony, Cort explained that the plan will keep open the existing 2.5-acre green space, and the site will develop a more pedestrian-friendly environment. Some residents called the plan “too vague” and the board’s vote premature. Residents also were concerned about reducing the number of metered parking spaces in the area from 141 to 95. According to Metro documents, the reduc-

tion should not be a concern for Metro riders, as the spaces “have historically not been more than 50 percent occupied. The developer will build the new spaces at its own cost and own and maintain the garage. Metro will install the meters and collect the revenue from the new spaces.” Cort, however, explained that the project is still in its early stages. “We actually haven’t had even the initial steps in terms

of public process for Metro to say, ‘OK, we have the outline of a plan. It looks OK, so let’s bid,’” Cort said. Jack Lester, EYA senior vice president, said EYA is pleased with the WMATA approval. “This was simply a vote to move the project forward ... there is still a long way to go,” Lester said. The company met with residents through public meetings at least four times, he said, but he understands that there

will be always different opinions on a project of this scale. “I think there are two sides to this and there is a group that supports a more vibrant Takoma ... and takes advantage of this incredible resource,” Lester said. The WMATA board said it needs at least 18 months for studies and meetings before any contract is signed.

Works in Silver Spring — marked the closing of the Montgomery County Progress Place hypothermia shelter season at 8210 Colonial Lane in Silver Spring. It is open only during the winter. “She is amazing,” Sandra Miller, administrative coordinator at Interfaith Works, said about Matthews before turning back to serve a glass of juice. Matthews invited a local

hero to serve breakfast and talk to the men and women who attend. The guest was Silver Spring native and Jacksonville Jaguars football player Joe Young. “This is just about serving the community. ... It is the right thing to do. To give them a hot meal, it is the least I can do,” Young said. Afterbreakfast,clientsthanked Young for visiting, took pictures with him and expressed their appreciation to other volunteers.

“If it wasn’t for this place, I wouldn’t be in the road of recovery,” said one client who will make the transition from homelessness to having a place to live in the upcoming weeks. The clients could not be identified by their names due to the shelter’s privacy policy. Throughout the year, the shelter offers computer classes and other services, such as 12 Step and Big Book Recovery classes, Intro to Microsoft, Art

for the People, and Job Readiness. The place also has HIV testing and blood pressure screening by the African American Health Program. Miller said approximately 50 men and 20 women stay at the shelter each night on cold days. “We prioritize women,” Miller said. Clients sleep in two separate rooms with security all night. After March 31, the shelter does not offer overnight stays, but

different organizations will continue to serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner there. . After Friday’s breakfast, Matthews hugged Miller, thanking her again for the support, and with a smile on her face, went on about her day. “Right now, I am very selfsufficient. I am living in my own home. ... I love myself today,” Matthews said.

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Montgomery County seems to be hard-wired for politics. We got a vivid reminder of that last week when a Circuit Court judge rebuked the county government for overtly political behavior in campaigning for a 2012 ballot measure. As word of that decision was getting around more than a week ago, the county administration was at it again. This time, in print, a county spokesman attacked the record of a county councilman who’s running against the spokesman’s boss in the coming Democratic primary. All of this seems perfectly reasonable, if you buy the explanation of the spokesman, Patrick Lacefield. We don’t buy it, and lament that it has came to this. First, the court decision. On March 19, Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ronald B. Rubin ruled that county officials had “manifestly engaged in electioneering and conducted a political campaign advocating how voters of this county should vote on Question B.” Question B was a 2012 referendum on whether a local police union should have the right to bargain the effects of management decisions. Voters solidly upheld the County Council’s decision to remove that right. (We support that outcome, too.) The union sued, accusing the county of illegally trying to influence voters. For example: On its own buses, the county had a blitz of ads urging a favorable vote, but initially denied the union the same advertising access. Rubin’s decision outlines an extensive, well-oiled political machine within county government, pouring well beyond $100,000 and public employees’ work time into the campaign. The county disputes Rubin’s ruling. Lacefield said there’s clear evidence that government bodies can advocate on ballot measures that support government actions. But we side with Rubin, who wrote: “No court has suggested that a government may not spend money to inform the public about its initiatives or legislative enactments. Of course it can. But there is a world of difference between communications that inform, and communications that proselytize and try to influence the outcome of an election contest ... “The County’s campaign in favor of Question B cannot be described as anything but partisan and political; it was not informational by any standard. As many state courts have recognized, the government’s entry into a political fray threatens the integrity of our republican form of government.” Yet, Rubin denied the union’s request to have County Executive Isiah Leggett and Lacefield pay for the public time and materials spent in pushing for a positive vote. The officials acted in good faith, relying on legal opinions, Rubin ruled. A few days after the decision came out, The Washington Post published a letter to the editor from Lacefield on a different topic. Lacefield was pushing back against a Post editorial that called both Leggett and former County Executive Douglas M. Duncan “profligate spenders” during flush times. Duncan is running against Leggett for executive. In his letter, Lacefield tarred Duncan as the true lavish spender — and lumped Philip M. Andrews, the third Democrat in the executive race, in with Duncan. Lacefield wrote: “Under his last three years alone, Mr. Duncan’s budgets — all supported by Council member Phil Andrews, another candidate — went up 36 percent over three years.” Also: “Finally, Mr. Leggett won a five-year fight to enable the county to be reimbursed by private insurance companies for county ambulance transports. That $15 million annually goes straight to strengthening emergency services — at no cost to county residents. Mr. Duncan tried to win such a measure twice and failed. Mr. Andrews led the opposition to this common-sense program. That four-year delay cost county taxpayers more than $60 million.” To review: Montgomery County’s public information director blasted a county councilman on his record in office, in the heat of a tense political campaign. Lacefield said this week that county public information officers frequently take on the opposing branch of government over issues — executive vs. legislative, and vice versa. He used to do it while working for the council, he said. And David Weaver did it while Duncan was executive, through press releases and press conferences. But Andrews said Lacefield’s letter was “partisan” and “inappropriate.” Using his county title added a government imprimatur to a political message. Tradition or not, attack-dog behavior within and between county employees is not good practice or service. In this and in other ways, there’s a political undercurrent with so much that happens in Montgomery County; the people involved seem blind to it. Political chess is a misuse of public time and dollars. It should stop here and now.

Karen Acton, President/Publisher

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A different view on day care center expansion As a West End resident with no axe to grind — I do not use the day care center on 731 W. Montgomery Ave. — I disagree with the West End Citizens’ Association’s assertion that allowing the day care center to expand would change the character of our neighborhood, presumably for the worse. Traffic is indeed a major concern in our neighborhood. However, the proposed expansion is unlikely to make our local traffic significantly worse, since it is very modest (four additional children, maximum), and the operator of the facility has made arrangements to have two of those children dropped off and picked up elsewhere. With regard to the more general question of whether establishment or expansion of a small business in a residential neighborhood is undesirable, the answer is “it depends.”

What kind of a business is it? Is the product or service something that local residents want? Is the building well-maintained, or is it an eyesore? Have there been substantive complaints about noise, traffic, or anything else? If an expansion is planned, is it likely to have an adverse effect on the operations of the business, or on the relationship between the business and the community? The decision on whether to allow the West Montgomery Avenue day care center to expand should be based on answers to questions like these, rather than on the opinion of a neighborhood organization whose views do not reflect those of everybody in our community.

Laurie Tompkins, Rockville

Speed cameras make Olney safer I don’t think speed cameras get too many fan letters, but here’s one. I’ve been living in Olney for over 20 years, and I can remember the time before they were put in. I used to feel like I was taking my life in my hands when I had to drive a few blocks to get a quart of milk. The speed cameras have made a significant difference in improving the safety of our neighborhood for both drivers and pedestrians. This technology makes it possible to en-

force speed limit laws, without tying up officers, and its impact is only limited by the extent to which it is employed. Though I strive to be a careful driver, I am not perfect, and I have gotten a few camera-generated tickets. When I do, what I regret is my transgression. I don’t blame the camera for recording the fact that I was exceeding the speed limit.

In fact, it was never demonstrated that such fields would benefit all county residents, since public transportation is not available and roads narrow. What was more disturbing was that these county fields (later transferred to Montgomery County Public Schools) were to be locked shut when not used by this company for its games, and thus unavailable to county taxpayers at all times. I am not a Brickyard-area resident and I am not a member of the coalition.

Two recent letters to The Gazette, opposing the Kramer Bill [“Bills attack academic freedom, free speech,” March 12; “Kramer’s bill suppresses academic freedom,” Feb. 19], also voiced support for the American Studies Association’s (ASA) academic boycott of Israel. What should be pointed out is that the boycott is meant solely to single out and punish Israel for being a Jewish country, using the “occupation” of a “Palestinian” people as a cover. Despite the blindly accepted narrative, no part of Israel has ever actually existed as a sovereign, independent Arabic entity known as “Palestine.” The “Palestine” moniker itself, which harks back to the Roman invasion of Israel during the Second Temple period, was purely regional and political in nature. Prior to 1967, there was neither a “Palestinian” country nor people, and prior to 1948, a “Palestinian” was a Jew, not an Arab. That this whole contrived “Palestinian” narrative, from “settlements” to “occupation,” passes as fact on a college campus is troubling enough, but when organizations like the ASA receive public funds for it, then it amounts to state-sanctioned anti-Semitism. However, the ASA and their supporters are free to boycott Israel on their own expense. They are free to boycott Google and IBM, along with other technology leaders, whom have set up shop all over Israel. They are free to boycott Facebook and Apple, whom have engaged Israel’s cutting-edge start-up culture, as have many media and technology companies worldwide. When they or a loved one seek medical attention, they are free to request that no Israeli advances in science, medicine, surgery, therapy or rehabilitation are employed. In fact, I will gladly supply them with the seemingly endless list of Israeli innovations and contributions to science, medicine, technology, media, design, engineering, research and security worldwide, all of which enhance our daily lives, and are products of Israel’s world-class academic institutions, the same ones that the ASA seeks to cut Maryland’s college students off from, based on nothing more than a hatred of Israel and the Jewish people.

Diane Karlik, Bethesda

Jason Pearlman, Silver Spring

Dana Friedman, Olney

Why get paid for a snow day? I needed to reread your March 5 article “Snowfall: windfall for some, budget meltdown for others” several times to ensure that there wasn’t a typo. Montgomery County Public School spokesman Dana Tofig states that the school system “still pays nearly all of its employees on snow days.” Now MCPS is requesting a state waiver to excuse all but one of those days. Since there have been 10 snow days so far this school year, four which are built into the school calendar year and one that may be made up, this equates to a full week of paid vacation for the school employees that Mr. Tofig is referring to. Considering that many county, state, federal and private sector employees must use liberal leave when MCPS chooses to close schools, this seems not only inequitable, but a fiscally unsound policy and disservice to both students and taxpayers.

Comparatively, several local jurisdictions, including Frederick, Md., and Fairfax, Va., and numerous other localities along the East Coast, focus on making up lost instructional time either during the course of or at the end of the school year. Mr. Tofig states that “the cost of it does not come into account — it’s about safety.” Obviously, MCPS is not taking into account the cost to students who are missing a week of important curriculum. In addition, it is challenging to understand why a school employee is paid for a “snow day,” while another county employee at a different agency must use liberal leave because MCPS chooses to close. Rejecting the waiver and a rethinking the policy is the right thing to do for the students and getting paid for days worked is the right thing for taxpayers.

Gabrielle Holt, Potomac

More details on Brickyard controversy Although the article [“Duncan pledges to bring back Brickyard farm,” March 25] on the Brickyard Farm detailed some of the recent history of the debate with the Brickyard Coalition, it did not state several facts that I believe are important to this issue. The words “putting soccer fields” does not accurately represent the nature of the contract that was signed and then canceled after public input and dissatisfaction. The soccer fields were to be administered and built by a private organization (MSI) according to its own needs.

Boycott only meant to punish Israel

Proposed county budget straitjackets taxpayers

Combine an election year with pent-up demand for big spending increases in the wake of the Great Recession, and county taxpayers have good reason to worry. County Executive Isiah Leggett has proposed a double-whammy of unsustainable spending increases: an operating budget for Montgomery County Public Schools $26 million above the state-mandated school funding level required by the maintenance of effort (MOE) law, and pay increases for county employees of 6.75 percent-9.75 percent for the second straight year — increases that add $84 million to the base of the budget driving up overtime and future pension costs as well. Instead, the council should reject going above MOE and approve sustainable pay increases saving taxpayers $40 million. Exceeding MOE would lock taxpayers in a fiscal straitjacket year after year, because whatever amount the council approved above the required level becomes the MOE minimum going forward. Moreover, the county cannot control whether the money given above MOE in one year is spent for that purpose in years after. Until the General Assembly reforms the MOE law to allow for one-time increases, it would be irresponsible for the county to go above the required amount. Adhering to the MOE level saves taxpayers $26 million. County employees deserve a pay raise, but it must be sustainable. County unions are expected to ask for large pay increases.

However, the County Executive and County Council are responsible for balancing the interests of county workers with the ability of taxpayers to foot the bill. Last year, Mr. Leggett agreed to 13.519.5 percent pay increases over two years for county employees, and proposed raising the property tax rate for a third straight year to help fund the increases. For the third straight year, Mr. Leggett proposes retaining the county’s extremely high energy tax, despite his promise that the huge 2010 increase would be limited to two years. Balance needs to be restored. Keeping pay raises to a sustainable level saves taxpayers $14 million. How should the county allocate the $40 million in savings? The council should allocate two-thirds for tax relief. This will encourage people to stay here, rather than to move to a less expensive jurisdiction. And it will improve the county’s economic competitiveness and help businesses grow jobs that strengthen our tax base. Specifically, the council should save taxpayers $16 million by lowering the FY15 property tax rate by 2.5 percent rather than staying at the charter limit as Mr. Leggett proposed. And the council should reduce the huge energy tax rate increase of 2010 by 10 percent (as the council did in 2012 and 2013). Reducing the energy tax by $11.4 million will help businesses create jobs, which is critical because Montgomery’s

unemployment rate is still far above its preGreat Recession level. The council should use the remaining $12.6 million of savings to address critical community needs: The council should increase funding to maintain roads, sidewalks, crosswalks, trees, trails, streetlights, traffic signals, signs, roofs, HVAC, playgrounds and athletic fields based on findings in the 2014 report of the Infrastructure Maintenance Task Force. The cost is approximately $10.6 million. The council should provide sufficient funding so all county libraries are open Sunday afternoons from noon to 5 p.m., and to add weeknight hours at libraries with early closing times. The cost is about $1 million. The council should add eight more school resource (police) officers. Combined with other law enforcement officers, each public high school would have an assigned officer. The cost is approximately $1 million. Too often, elected officials’ memories are short and their thinking about the future doesn’t extend beyond the next election. Montgomery County and County taxpayers can’t afford that approach.

Councilman Phil Andrews Councilman Phil Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg is a candidate for county executive.

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Aronofsky’s take on Bible tale doesn’t quite rock the boat, but it works — most of the time.


The Gazette’s Guide to


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“The Jungle Book” costume renderings by Pei Lee, heavily influenced by the artwork of Indian painter Jamini Roy. PHOTOS FROM ADVENTURE THEATRE MTC


“I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia,” written by Su Meck and Daniel de Visé.

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Reporter, brain injury victim team up for a trip down memory lane BY



If Daniel de Visé were writing his May 21, 2011, Washington Post story today, he thinks his lead would be something that expressed the irony of his subject’s most recent accomplishment. He said his opening sentence PHOTO FROM SU MECK would be something Su Meck, author of “I like, “Su Meck might Forgot to Remember: be the last person in the world you would A Memoir of expect to write a Amnesia.” memoir.” The Post’s higher education reporter profiled a “45-year-old homemaker from Gaithersburg” who was graduating from Montgomery College with an associate’s degree in music. He proceeded to tell the story of a woman whose memory was erased when a ceiling fan fell on her head. “She awoke after a week in a coma with the mental capacity of a young child,” de Visé wrote. “She no longer knew her husband or her two baby sons. She barely

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THE JUNGLE BOOK n When: April 4 to May 25 (contact theater for show times) n Where: Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo n Tickets: $19

Kipling classic receives a South Asian-inspired makeover

After professionally dancing for 12 years around the Washington, D.C. area, Chitra Kalyandurg has been chosen to choreograph Tracey Power’s adaptation of “The Jungle Book,” Adventure Theatre Musical Theater Center’s latest production, running April 4 to May 25. However, the decorated performer has never read Rudyard Kipling’s fable and can’t recall watching the Disney film. “I know I must have seen it when I was a child,” Kalyandurg said. “After so much time working with the script and realizing South Asia’s influence, I’m excited to read Kipling’s story after the show’s run.” Inspired by the vibrant imagery of the jungle, Kalyandurg has integrated classical Indian dance elements into the performance. With her training in Kuchipudi, a traditional Indian dance involving vocalheavy Carnatic music made with the violin, tambura and a South Indian percussion

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(From left) Elissa Borzilleri as Betty, Julia Donato as Pickles, and Elizabeth Hester as Lin in Rockville Musical Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Great American Trailer Park Musical.”

Twenty years ago, a comedian out of Atlanta brought an aspect of Southern culture to the masses — rednecks. Like moonshine left in front of a hot stove, Jeff Foxworthy’s signature bit “You Might Be a Redneck” exploded. Folks all across the country were clamoring for more. In 2005, a two-act musical opened

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL n When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 4-20 n Where: The Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg n Tickets: $18, $16 for Gaithersburg residents n For information: 301-258-6394; n Note: Contains mature themes. Intended for ages 17 and older.

off-Broadway that gave the average non-redneck a glimpse into the life of a trailer park community. The Rockville Musical Theatre is set to bring that show, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” to life at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg. “It is a raucous show and it’s just fun,” said director Lee Rosenthal. “It’s kind of a rock/country/blues musical about agoraphobia, adultery, ’80s nostalgia, spray cheese, roadkill, broken electric chairs, strippers, slammin’ disco, and it’s all set in a trailer park in

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Tiempo Libre will perform in concert Saturday at the BlackRock Center for the Arts.

Cuban heat Three-time Grammy nominee Tiempo Libre will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. The Cuban music group will pay tribute to their country’s musical heritage with a rollicking performance that promises to have people “dancing in the aisles.” Tickets are $30 in advance. For more information, visit


Hot Club style group Pearl Django will perform in concert Saturday at Westmoreland Congregational Church in Bethesda as part of the John E. Marlow Guitar Series.


Pearl Django will bring its Hot Club style of jazz to the John E. Marlow Guitar Series at 8 p.m. Saturday at Westmoreland Congregational Church in Bethesda. Clearly inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli, the band’s repertoire also includes traditional jazz and original works, and has garnered global adoration throughout the last two decades. Tickets are $35, $17.50 for students ages 18 to 22 and free for those 17 and younger. A “Meet the Artists” reception will follow the concert. For more information, visit

The glory of spring

The Jupiter Quartet will perform in concert on Sunday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville.

Jupiter within reach

The Glorystar Children’s Chorus will host its Spring


The Glorystar Children’s Chorus will host its Spring Fest on Saturday in Potomac.

Fest, an afternoon of choral music, games and activities appropriate for all ages, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Seven Locks Baptist Church, 11845 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. Founded by artistic director Cherie Jeng, the chorus boasts more than 130 choristers, ages 5 to 18, who compose four different choirs: Beginning, Training, Concert and Chamber. Two concerts in Rockville will round out Glorystar’s season, an outreach concert for seniors on May 3 at the National Lutheran Home and a spring concert on June 1 at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater. Tickets are free and the event is open to the public. For more information, visit

The Jupiter String Quartet will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville. The program will feature Beethoven’s “Quar-

tet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2,” Visconti’s “Ramshackle Songs” and Schubert’s “Quartet in D minor, D. 810,” or “Death and the Maiden.” The quartet — violinists Nelson Lee and Megan Freivogel, cellist Daniel McDonough and violist Liz Freivogel — has performed at New York’s Lincoln Center, Boston’s Jordan Hall, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. A pre-concert lecture led by National Philharmonic Associate Conductor Victoria Gau is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit


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Continued from Page A-13 instrument known as the mridangam, Kalyandurg has developed gestures and motions for the actors to communicate their animal roles. “I enjoy imposing my viewpoint of movement onto other people and watching that come to life,” Kalyandurg said. Andrew Ferlo, who plays the nefarious Bengal tiger Shere Khan, is grateful that Kalyandurg’s techniques mask his admittedly poor rhythm. “I’m a really bad dancer,” Ferlo said. “So working on the movement has really helped me understand the animalistic na-

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ture of the character. I’m able to dial back the human instincts in times of danger like when Khan sees fire, I know how to physically express his terror.” Intrigued by Kipling’s theme of globalization, Ferlo views his antagonist role in a different light than the Disney version intended. “When you’re six-foot-three, there’s very few roles in children’s theater where you can play someone besides the villain,” Ferlo said. “But I feel Khan is justified for trying to prevent the human encroachment of the jungle, so it’s fun to make someone perceived as evil become a fleshed-out character.” Director Shirley Serotsky selected a multiethnic cast and crew of Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, African American and Indian talent. As the associate artistic director at Theater J, a program of the Washington, D.C., Jewish Community Center, Serotsky said she’s lucky to not be limited to a culturally specific genre. “I appreciate the opportunity to learn about another culture while admitting I’ll never fully understand it,” Serotsky said. “That’s why I enjoy working with actors with firsthand experience in that culture. For example, I think monkeys are cute and I think most Americans feel the same way, but one of the actors with South Asia roots said monkeys are treated like pigeons there — people shoo them away.” Playing the orphaned mancub Mowgli, Rafael Sebastian can relate to the protagonist’s pursuit of communal acceptance because of his own experiences navigating the local

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Adventure Theatre MTC retells Rudyard Kipling’s story of Mowgli and company in “The Jungle Book,” opening Friday at the theater. theater scene. “When I moved from southern Virginia to the Northern Virginia/D.C. area, I was like Mowgli trying to find out exactly where I belong,” Sebastian said. “Everything is faster paced around here, so I’m constantly learning, constantly absorbing my surroundings.” With a basic knowledge of Indian dance style from studying at George Mason University, Sebastian hopes to build upon his foundation to illustrate the play’s universal themes in a visually stimulating fashion. “My goal as an actor is to share stories that celebrate common humanity, and maybe in this case, not quite human,” Sebastian said. “Mowgli learns that families have many different looks, whether it is the traditional picture or a boy and a pack of wolves.” Serotsky looks forward to

presenting the “timeless simplicity” of “The Jungle Book” to a new generation. “I hope kids can see themselves through Mowgli,” Serotsky said. “The modern family we talk about now wasn’t relevant in 1894, but Kipling wanted readers to know that even if parents didn’t look like their kids, they are still family as long as they love and nurture.” As for Kalyandurg, she’s honored to be preserving a piece of her heritage and contributing to its future in America. “I’m excited that Indian dance has been showcased a lot more in recent years,” Kalyandurg said. “In this production, we’re integrating it in ways you wouldn’t traditionally experience. This play will introduce Indian dance to kids, who are scientifically more receptive to and willing to learn new languages and ideas.”


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Continued from Page A-13 spoke and could not read or write, walk or eat, dress or drive.” Fast forward to 2014, when Meck simultaneously published her memoir, “I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia,” with de Visé as collaborator, and is about to graduate from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in music and a concentration in book studies. “It was fascinating working on a memoir for someone who has so little memory,” de Visé said. “Her life story turned out to be quite different from what she thought before.” During de Visé’s at-length interviews with Meck’s family and friends, and research into her medical records, the reporter found that some things Meck and her husband Jim accepted as facts were not. They learned that “the hospital stay was much longer and took place in a different month,” de Visé said. “They thought she was comatose and then awakened — all those things were contradicted by hospital records.” Meck, who now lives in Northhampton, Mass., said she never intended to write a memoir; she simply wanted to get on with her life and her education. But after de Visé’s article appeared, “I became kind of a poster child for traumatic brain injury … [and] received hundreds of emails from people living all over the world relating their own struggles living with TBI, and telling me that my story gave them hope.” In her quest to tell the truth about her experiences, she, too, tracked down friends and family members to find out who she had been. It was, she said, a “desperate” attempt “to fit pieces together in an ever-changing life-sized puzzle.” “I learned so much about my-


Continued from Page A-13 Florida.” The show follows Pippi, a stripper on the run who’s new to the trailer park, along with tollbooth collector Norbert and his agoraphobic wife, Jeannie. Things start to heat up in the already excruciating Florida swelter, when Pippi tries to get between Norbert and Jeannie. “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” is a total comedic

self, about Jim, about my kids, my parents ... Most of the stories that are in the book I had never heard before beginning to write,” Meck said. Her growth, de Visé said, was “by leaps and bounds over the course of the project.” He described her as “a phenomenal success story for the higher education establishment. Smith gets a lot of credit, but I think Montgomery College deserves even more credit.” Meck’s academic abilities command his respect. “She works very hard. She is so disciplined,” de Visé observed. Still, Meck remembers being “intimidated at MC. I didn’t know how to study.” And at Smith, she said, “I often feel not quite good enough, like I’m playing catch-up. Everything takes me a really long time, and I feel like I’m never quite on the same page as everyone else.” Despite the fact that he wrote the story that garnered so much attention, de Visé gives credit where he believes it is due. “Su’s the star. I’m the grateful recipient of a good story pitch,” he said. As such, de Visé also cites Montgomery College’s director of media relations Beth Homan for her persistence. “She kept pestering me, saying, ‘You don’t want me to pitch it to someone else,’” he recalled, noting that “Some of my editors couldn’t believe it; they said the story was too good to be true.” Fueled by publishers’ requests to Meck in response to the Post piece, De Visé proceeded to draft a book proposal. He wrote it in first person, as Meck. “He helped me to organize my thoughts into something coherent that could be shopped around to

farce, according to Rosenthal, and completely over-the-top with redneck stereotypes. “It’s like a Jerry Springer show on steroids,” Rosenthal said. Rosenthal has had a blast at the helm of the show, although she wasn’t originally slated to direct. The person who originally put in for the musical had to drop out and Rosenthal was tabbed to lead, even though she had planned on auditioning for a role in the show. “The reason I wanted to

MEET THE AUTHOR n Meet Su Meck, author of “I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Montrose Crossing, 12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Admission is free. Call 301-8810237.

publishers,” Meck said. Still, Meck said that “Simon and Schuster did not want him to be part of the project at all initially, but I fought for him, because the idea of writing a book still felt so overwhelming to me back then.” Meck said that de Visé “broke my medical records loose from the hospital in Fort Worth, and helped me to decipher a lot that was written in them. And he did the brain research for chapter 3 … He talked to doctors, neurologists and some other academics that are currently working on brain research.” “I reconstructed the first two decades of her life as best I could,” de Visé said. “Almost every direct quote in the book came from my interviews.” After de Visé sent Meck drafts of those chapters, Meck rewrote or rephrased them in her own voice. “It was a real collaboration,” de Visé said. “Su had the final say on everything.” The chapters that took place in Montgomery County, including her time as a Fitness First exercise instructor (where her intense classes earned her the affectionate nickname Sergeant Su) and Montgomery College, as well as at Smith, were almost completely hers, he said. After more than 23 years as a journalist, including nine at the Post, de Visé, 46, is on a long-term

audition for it was that there are parts for all different ages,” Rosenthal said. “I’m in my late 40s, so there are very few and far between parts for us. It has just some amazing music and some of it is just really, really funny. I mean, one of the lyrics is ‘I’m gonna make like a nail and press on.’ It’s just ridiculous.” Rosenthal started out with Rockville Musical Theatre when she was in high school. Since then, she said she’s come back to her roots and now is on the board for the theater. She’s also spent

Page A-13 book leave he hopes will be the “segue into a new career.” In the Garrett Park home where he and his family reside, he is completing his second book, also to be published by Simon & Schuster, as well as parenting full time, giving his wife, journalist and former Gazette editor Sophie Yarborough, her turn at working long, unpredictable hours. The new book, de Visé said, is a dual biography of actors Andy Griffith and Don Knotts and their friendship. He had the inside scoop, he said, because Knotts was married to Yarborough’s older sister. As for Meck, she said she still has days “that I can’t read, tie my shoes, when I get lost.” But her simultaneous accomplishments — pursuing her degree, publishing the memoir and even parlaying her relearned drumming skills into playing some local gigs in a band she formed with Smith professors — offer ample proof of her stamina. Meck and her youngest child will graduate from different colleges on the same day. “I will be graduating this May 18, but won’t actually be walking with my class for Smith commencement, because my daughter, Kassidy, is graduating from Barnard/ Columbia in New York City the very same day,” she said. “After Smith, I don’t really know,” Meck added. “I’d like to write another book about my time at Smith. I’d like to try my hand at a series of children’s storiesexplainingTBIbecausethereis nothing out there for kids.” So it goes. A successful collaboration seems to have engendered new horizons for both Meck and de Visé. “I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia” by Su Meck with Daniel de Visé (Simon & Schuster, 2014, $25) is available at most bookstores.

time working with others in community theater, including the Damascus Community Theatre. Because she knows the actors, Rosenthal said she’s given them some latitude when it comes to how far they can take their characters. That doesn’t mean she won’t rein them in, though. “I don’t want it disgusting,” Rosenthal said. “I just kind of want it over-the-top. I don’t want it to be where it’s, ‘OK, that’s just too much.’…Soyeah,IthinkI’vegiven them more latitude than I would have if it was a normal show like

IN THE ARTS DANCES Carpe Diem Contra Dance, April 10, Nor’Easter from New England, Will Mentor, caller, 7-7:30 p.m. contradance workshops, 7:30-10 p.m. Contras & Squares, second Thursdays, Great Hall, Silver Spring Civics Center, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, $10 for general admission, $8 for members, $5 for students and those without income, Candlelight Waltzes Dance Club, April 6, Tea Dance, Ballroom and Latin music by 2Hot2Handle, semi-formal, couples only, 4-7 p.m., Columbia Country Club, 7900 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, $25 per person, $15 for students, reservations by April 4, call Peter at 202-362-7851. Hollywood Ballroom, April 2, “step of the evening” Night Club Two Step at 8:15 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:30 p.m.; April 3, 10, Tea Dance from 12:303:30 p.m. ($6); April 4, drop-in lessons from 7:30-9 p.m., West Coast Swing Dancing with Dance Jam Productions at 9 p.m. ($15); April 5, Ballroom Dance, 6:30 p.m. to midnight ($15); April 6, free Rumba lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8 p.m. ($16); April 9, “step of the evening” mini-lesson at 8:15 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:30 p.m. ($16); 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181, Contra, April 4, Donna Hunt with Atlantic Crossing, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, Contra & Square, April 6, Mary Wesley and Sassafras Stomp, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, English Country, April 2, Liz Donaldson, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs), Waltz, April 6, Sugar Beat, 2:45-3:30 p.m. lesson, 3:30-6 p.m., dance, $10,

MUSIC & DANCE Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Ori Naftaly Band & Bad Influence Band, 7:30 p.m. April 2; John Nemeth and the Bo-Keys, featuring Percy Wiggins, 8:30 p.m. April 4; Jamison & Double O Soul featuring Tommy Lepson, 8 p.m. April 5; Peggy King & The AllStar Jazz Trio, 7:30 p.m. April 6; Lyndsey Highlander, 7:30 p.m. April 9; Next Best Thing Presents: LIVE AT THE FILLMORE - Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band, 8 p.m. April 10, call for prices, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500,

‘Oklahoma.’ Yeah, ‘Oklahoma’ is pretty much set in stone.” The stage at the Arts Barn is intimate. The 99-seat theater hosts several plays, musicals and magic shows throughout the year. Even though cramped quarters make it a little difficult to get a trailer on stage, Rosenthal said she absolutely loves the theater. “I’ve performed on that stage numerous times, so I know it really, really well,” Rosenthal said. “The biggest challenge is the set, and it always is for every show I’ve ever done there. I

did ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ and to deal with the plant backstage … there’s very little room backstage. … The set is the biggest challenge.” More than anything else, Rosenthal hopes audiences walk away from the experience of the show smiling like a lap dog in a bacon factory. “I just want them to come in and enjoy themselves,” Rosenthal said. “It’s just pure enjoyment — just silliness.”

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center Presents

Tomáš Kubínek:

Certified Lunatic & Master of the Impossible

A collision of theatre and music-hall, his exuberant one-man show is equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville and irresistible charm. Saturday April 12, 2014. 7p.m. Reserved Seating. Doors open at 6p.m. Online reservations available. Tickets $15/$20/$25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Galapagos George

Presented by Barefoot Puppet Company Sunday, April 13, 2:00 PM Tickets: $5 kids/$10 adults.

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland Box Office Information Line: 240-567-5775


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Softball: Austen Whibley struck out 151 batters in 2013 BY JENNIFER BEEKMAN STAFF WRITER

Albert Einstein High School junior Austen Whibley said she didn’t have any plans of pitching grandeur when she raised her hand at a softball clinic eight years ago. The opportunity to learn how to pitch was set in front of her and she went for it. “I was at a clinic and [the coach] asked if anyone wanted to learn how to pitch and I was the only one who raised my hand, it was me and my friend, we were the only ones,” Whibley said. “At the time I didn’t have much confidence in myself, I just figured if someone got hurt or wasn’t doing well, they could put me in. I figured I’d be the backup pitcher. I didn’t take it too seriously.” That was then. These days — though Whibley humbly shies away from taking too much credit — Einstein softball just about starts and stops with the left-


Olney resident and St. John’s College High School graduate Danny O’Donnell is starring at Gallaudet University as a sophomore pitcher after transferring from George Washington University.


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Hearing Olney resident is a star player at hearing-impaired university




Danny O’Donnell is a rare type of studentathlete at Gallaudet University. On the baseball field, the star sophomore blends right in with his teammates. But unlike 95 percent of the student population at the Washington, D.C. college, the Olney resident can fully hear. O’Donnell, however, feels right at home. O’Donnell, known as a Child of a Deaf Adult, has grown up in the Gallaudet community. Both of his parents are deaf and graduated from Gallaudet. His mother, Priscilla,


works at the school’s bookstore, and his father, Michael, played football for the Bison and currently teaches American Sign Language and deaf studies at George Washington University. A small number of undergraduate students — up to 5 percent of each entering class — are from the hearing community, according to the university’s website. “I’m a Gallaudet baby,” said O’Donnell, who attended preschool and summer youth camps on campus. “... I’ve always been around Gallaudet my whole life. It was really nice to come here and help out not only the athletic

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Clubgolf, Olney Golf Park provide ways to keep swings in tune BY


A steely gray sky threatened to bring forth rain on Olney Golf Park last Friday, but the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School golf team stood, five in a row, lining the driving range. Despite snow patches still dotting various spots on the range, sophomore


golfer Gavin Rickert wore a plain white T-shirt. It didn’t matter if the predicted downpour arrived — which it would — the Falcons would continue to practice. It didn’t matter if there were patches of snow or feet of snow, they would be warm as they worked on their games. Olney Golf Park is one of several facilities available to private school golfers, whose season is in the spring, fresh off the heels of winter rather than the

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Cedar Creek Park softball field, the home of Northwest High School’s softball team, is in poor condition due to rain on Friday.


From left, sophomore Gavin Rickert, 16, and senior Mikey Barillo, 18, Good Counsel golfers, hit from the covered tees at the Olney Golf Park driving range on Friday.

One of the cardinal rules for every softball player on defense, whether in the infield or outfield, is to get low when fielding a ground ball, to put her body behind the ball. But what if the ball hits a random hardened mound of dirt masked by a small tuft of crabgrass and the ball is unexpectedly launched over an outfielder’s head? Or, as longtime Montgomery Blair High School softball coach Louie Hoelman said he has seen in the past, heading straight for her head, leaving her with just one option: to duck. And what if that game is being played on one of the county’s many “softball fields” that doesn’t have a fence? There’s no telling how far that ball will travel. “There are some fields where it’s pretty obvious the football team practices on the outfield, there’s little or no grass and it’s beat up as can be,” longtime Thomas S. Wootton High School coach Al Lightsey said. “I do think it’s a safety hazard. You can’t prepare for an outfield that is

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Continued from Page B-1 half dirt and half grass, so you’re kind of at the mercy of luck and fate at that point. Often times [fields being used for football] are the fields without fences, one bad hop and the ball rolls three miles.” There is a wide range of field conditions throughout Montgomery County — pothole covers, drainage systems and cement blocks in the outfield in addition to purely uneven primarily dirt outfields. With all region tournament games hosted by the team with the higher seed, more weight is placed on earning home field advantage during playoffs with regular season success. While most coaches agreed there is no substitute for


Continued from Page B-1 department and baseball team, [but] the university as a whole.” Prior to college, O’Donnell was a star at St. John’s (D.C.) College High, one of the premier high school baseball programs in the area, and a Division I recruit. He led the Cadets to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship his senior year after pitching to a 6-2 record with a 0.32 earnedrun average and 43 strikeouts. He was also named the 2012 Washington, D.C., ESPN Gatorade Player of the Year and a Louisville Slugger All-American


Continued from Page B-1 handed hurler. High school fastpitch softball, in general, revolves heavily around pitching and her arrival as a freshman two years ago was just what the Titans needed. Whibley started every game as a freshman and for the first time since the 2006 graduation of Susan Miller, who went on to play softball at the University of Pennsylvania, Einstein didn’t need to find ways to hide or compensate for weakness in the pitcher’s circle. Whibley was among the county’s leaders with 151 strikeouts last year and has racked up 21 in just two games this spring — the Titans are 1-1. Though one

the adrenaline playing in front of a home crowd on a field players can call their own, some coaches have started lobbying neutral sites later in playoffs. Many other sports such as soccer and basketball have started doing this in recent years; region soccer semifinals and finals are typically held at some of the county’s newer turf stadiums. “I think it’d be nice of Montgomery County started picking a spot for the regional final, maybe even the semifinals,” Hoelman said. “That would eliminate some of the issues with fields not being up to par. But then again, if you play hard all year and end up with the No. 1 seed, it’s hard not to want to play at your place. There are two sides to it but do you really want to be on a field that is in that bad shape and isn’t a true softball field?”

Hoelman admitted he is in a bit of a unique position given his team plays in a modern softball complex recently built and run by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, but said the push is for the sake of better, perhaps safer games. Field maintenance for the most part — some schools host their games at local parks — falls on the shoulders of coaches and schools’ individual athletic departments. Some coaches are faced with more challenges than others — fields at a lower elevation are a drainage nightmare, a problem exacerbated by this year’s excessive rain and snow. A hill along the third base line of the field Northwest plays on at Cedar Creek Park frequently leads to the formation of a body of water that runs from

third base, through the pitcher’s circle, to first base. Corpuz said Montgomery Parks had intended to install a drainage system prior to the 2014 season but weather prevented that from happening. Not surprisingly, some coaches are provided with more resources to work with than others, though they still have to put in the time, such as Lightsey, who devotes hours each week to try and provide his players and opposing teams as wellmanicured a surface as possible. He credited support from the school’s booster club with helping provide him with the tools necessary to do perform the tasks, such as a tractor and drag, some resources he admitted other schools likely lack. Though there is little that can be done to completely solve the

playing surface problem, especially in the outfield — Hoelman acknowledged that Montgomery County Public Schools likely doesn’t have the land or resources to limit its diamonds to just softball when fall teams need practice space — the fence problem is one that can easily be fixed. “Real” fastpitch softball fields have fences — even just portable ones — coaches agreed, and they are typically set about 220 feet from home plate. Even some of the county’s best programs, like defending state semifinalist Northwest and perennial power Damascus, still do not have one. In addition to preventing routine plays from turning into home runs, outfield fences would also, in turn, make it difficult for fall teams to run practice in the limited outfield space, Lightsey said.

“I really think every softball field should be required to have a fence,” Hoelman said. “Without one, a team can back up 225 feet and it can neutralize a ball that would be hit over any college fence and it’s caught. It’s just another thing that makes it less like a true softball game the way it’s supposed to be played. Plus, home runs are exciting, they’re like slam dunks in basketball, it can be a good momentum changer. ... There are definitely a wide range of fields in the county. I remember we went out to Damascus for the regional final in 2008 and they had people who hit the ball hard. We worked hard on ground balls. Then one was hit, bounced on a tuft of grass and just missed taking one of my player’s head off.”

honorable mention. O’Donnell also played youth travel baseball for the Olney Buccaneers. “Being a part of that baseball program and learning a lot from [St. John’s coach] Mark Gibbs helped me fall in love with baseball,” O’Donnell said. “... We had 6 a.m. workouts all the time [like college]. ... St. John’s really prepared me for not only college, but life.” He then attended George Washington, a Division I school, but following his 2013 freshman season, O’Donnell, an economics major, decided to transfer and quickly felt at home with his new teammates and coaches at Gallaudet. “One door closes and another one opens,” said

O’Donnell, who added that his time at George Washington just didn’t work out and it was a learning experience. “When I found the opportunity at Gallaudet I took it full force. … “My first language was sign language so coming here it really wasn’t anything out of the ordinary for me. I jumped right in.” Part of O’Donnell’s draw to Gallaudet was the opportunity to play for former Major League Baseball veteran player Curtis Pride, who is deaf. During Pride’s six seasons at Gallaudet, the Bison have steadily improved; going from 8-25-1 in 2009 to setting a program record for victories (25) during the 2012 season. “He knows exactly what it is

all about,” O’Donnell said. “... Coach Pride, I’ve gotten to know him a lot these past couple of months and I just fell in love with the guy. Everything that I’ve learned from him, I want to pay him back.” In nine appearances (42 innings) — five starts — this spring, O’Donnell, who credits mental toughness for success, has developed into the Bison’s (13-7 record) ace. With a 4-seam fastball, 2-seam fastball, changeup and a curveball/slider combination pitch in his repertoire, he has accumulated a 4-1 record with one save, 38 strikeouts and a 0.64 ERA. The 6-foot-3, 193-pound right-hander was named one of the National Col-

legiate Baseball Writers Association NCAA Division III National Player of the Week on March 27, the first Gallaudet player to receive the honor. “The one word I say to myself is just, ‘attack,” said O’Donnell, who played also played soccer, basketball and football growing up before realizing he could reap the most benefits out of baseball. “As a pitcher you are in control of the game. As soon as you give the other team the slightest bit of leeway, then that can change the entire game for you.” O’Donnell, who has pitched for the D.C. Grays and Silver Spring-Takoma Park Thunderbolts in Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League during the

summer, has a good chance at getting drafted and playing professionally in a few years, Pride said. “He has a lot of potential,” Pride said. “He has a good pitcher’s body. He throws hard and has good movement. ... A very good baseball mind.” Added O’Donnell: “[Gallaudet is] a baseball team like any other baseball team. Coming here I didn’t know what to expect, but I’ll tell you right now it’s definitely not any step below. ... Coach Pride runs this program like a Major League program because he played in the pros. He knows what it takes.”

person alone cannot win a softball game, pitcher or not, something Whibley is the first to admit, her presence in the circle gives the Titans a chance to win every time they take the field. “It’s nice [to have a strong pitcher],” longtime coach Einstein coach Joan Rackey said. “We don’t get lots of [club softball players] but every now and then we’ll get something. I think it gives the team a sense of security that [Whibley] is as good as she is. She also pushes the girls to want to be better.” Whibley said she has committed herself more in recent years to working year-round on honing her craft. She has worked with several individual coaches, including ninth-year Georgetown University softball coach Pat Con-

lan, whom she said was integral in her development. She has also worked individually with a batting coach, which Rackey said has been very clear early this spring — just two games in Whibley is batting over .600. Rackey said Whibley’s fastball, which possesses some movement of its own thanks to a bit of natural lefty spin, is coming in a lot harder this spring — she estimated low 60s in miles per hour. But Whibley’s biggest improvement in the past year has been her variety, she and Rackey agreed. Rather than just try and blast through batters, something she can do against most teams the Titans will face, Whibley’s work on controlling her spins will allow her to pitch more strategically. “I’m definitely trying to mas-

ter my curveball and changeup, I think those have been doing pretty well,” Whibley said. “I’m working on spins a lot which has helped me with consistency in the strike zone. I’m just trying to work toward establishing myself [in the county], there are obviously better pitchers out there and I’m just trying to work there and get toward that.” Whibley also said she finds herself more comfortable in the circle this year thanks to the increased trust she has in her second-year catcher, Lili Habenstreit. Last year was the current sophomore’s first year playing behind the plate and it took some time to get used to Whibley’s speed but the two have spent the offseason practicing together and developing a profitable rapport and

friendship. Despite being one of the best players on the team since she was a freshman, Whibley was a little more reserved as an underclassmen, hesitant to overstep her bounds, she and Rackey said. But, as a voted team captain this spring, Whibley said she has relished her leadership responsibilities as well. Rackey said the Titans seem to respond to Whibley’s work ethic. “I think being a leader is important, we need people to step up and show us that we really can be a team that no one expects, we have the potential,” Whibley said. “On some days it can be overwhelming that as a pitcher I have a lot of control, that no one else can pitch for me, I have to do it myself.”

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Players of the Year


Damascus High School senior center Kelli Prange is The Gazette’s Player of the Year in girls’ basketball.


Montrose Christian School’s Allonzo Trier is The Gazette’s Player of the Year in boys’ basketball.

Girls’ First Team

Connelly School of the Holy Child’s Mary Claire Byrne is one of the top lacrosse players in the area.


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Kelli Prange

Sheri Addison

Damascus Senior Forward

Thomas S. Wootton Junior Guard

George Washington recruit averaged 21.1 points, helping the Swarmin’ Hornets reach the 3A state finals

Patriots’ top scorer averaged 19.5 points to go along with 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 steals

Rhamat Alhassan

Academy of the Holy Cross Senior Center Combination of size (6-foot-5) and athleticism helped Tartans to an 11-8 WCAC record

Nicole Enabosi

Our Lady of Good Counsel Junior Forward

Daisa Harris

Paint Branch Junior Guard

Versatile 6-1 forward averaged team-high 12.4 points for the Falcons

Speedy guard averaged 18.0 points for the Panthers, who made their first 4A state semifinals since 2009

Boys’ First Team

Allonzo Trier

Aaron Briggs

Ibrahim Kallon

Demonte Ojinnaka

Andrew Robinson

Maryland’s Gatorade Player of the Year, Trier averaged 25.5 points and shot 67 percent inside the arc.

Helped Bullis to an IAC title in his first year at point guard. Will play for Navy.

Led all Montgomery public school players with 19.9 points per game.

Blake went 14-3 with Ojinnaka, 0-6 without. Averaged 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists.

A four-year varsity player, Robinson led Springbrook with 17 points per game.

Bullis Senior Guard

Montrose Christian Junior Guard

Wheaton Senior Forward

Girls’ Coach of the Year

James H. Blake Senior Guard

Springbrook Senior Guard

Boys’ Coach of the Year

Erin Borsody

Chris Lun

Colonels reached their first state tournament since 1985 two years after finishing 3-20

Took Whitman to an unexpected state title berth and a 21-7 record

Walt Whitman Tenth season

Col. Zadok Magruder Sixth year

Girls’ Second Team

Boys’ Second Team

Talley Britt, Holy Child, senior guard Kiara Colston, Paint Branch, senior, guard Janessa Fauntroy, Gaithersburg, senior, forward Japria Karim-Duvall, Churchill, junior, guard Jenna Kaufman, Damascus, senior, guard

Girls’ Honorable Mention Daysha Adams, Kennedy, senior, guard Lynee’ Belton, Bullis, senior, forward Janel Brown, Magruder, senior, forward Whitney Carmack, Poolesville, senior, guard Juanita Craig, Seneca Valley, senior, guard Jillian Dunston, Holy Cross, senior, guard Lauren Green, Damascus, senior, guard Asha Henley, Blake, senior, guard Stacey Koutris, Good Counsel, senior, forward Daphne Lerner, Jewish Day, sophomore, guard Abby Meyers, Whitman, freshman, guard Makeda Wright, Kennedy, senior, guard


Continued from Page B-1 public schools in the fall, welltuned from summer, to keep their swings together while real golf courses are closed. “It really prepares you for the season,” Rickert said. “It’s a lot better than going three months and not having swung a club and trying to get back into it. It puts you at a higher level than your competitors.” At Olney Golf Park, there is a driving range with a concrete ceiling and a wall behind to shield golfers from the elements. Hanging above each mat is a space heater so even on the most frigid days the players will be able to keep warm. On the nicer days, or

Joe Hugley, Col. Zadok Magruder, junior, forward Patrick McCaw, Montrose Christian, senior, guard Cedric McFadden, St. Andrew’s, senior, guard Russell Sangster, Bullis, senior, guard Anthony Tarke, Gaithersburg, junior, forward

Boys’ Honorable Mention Marcus Adkinson, St. Andrew’s, junior, guard Brian Ball, Rockville, senior, guard Abe Camara, Albert Einstein, senior, center Kyle Depollar, Walt Whitman, sophomore, guard Isaiah Eisendorf, Springbrook, senior, forward Josh Hardy, Clarksburg, senior, guard Nehemiah Jackson, Rockville, senior, guard Aaron King, Gaithersburg, senior, guard Aaron Robinson, Springbrook, senior, guard Nicholas Segura, The Heights, senior, guard Xavier Sewell, Clarksburg, senior, guard Trevor Stottlemyer, Poolesville, senior, forward Keif Williams, John F. Kennedy, senior, guard

just during the regular golf season, there is a pair of short game greens, one to practice shots from 70 yards and in with a bunker creating a peninsula around the green and the other for putting and chipping. In Gaithersburg some golfers head to Clubgolf, a performance center of sorts. There are 10 “hitting bays” where a golfer can hit balls into a screen and it puts out all kinds of numbers, from launch angle to spin to trajectory to roll and carry and ball flight. Beyond the hitting bays is a 1,200 square foot putting green, a sand trap, and weight room. Clubgolf seems to be the more popular venue, given the wealth of options. Rickert said he’ll practice there anywhere from three to four days a week

over winter and supplement with another day at Olney Golf Park. Four of Landon’s starting six golfers are Clubgolf regulars. It was unanimously decided that practicing outdoors and seeing a real ball flight — rather than the simulated ones at Clubgolf — and practicing on real greens with real grass where divots can be taken and the ball rolls and breaks as it would in matches is a far better option. “Oh, it’s way better,” senior Mikey Barillo said. “It’s nice in the winter, it’s something to do, practice and see generally what your ball is doing. But there’s nothing like coming out here. It’s way different. “I’d rather have a fall season,” Barillo said. “You have all summer, better weather, stay warm.”



The Byrne family didn’t used to be a lacrosse family. That was, until a young Mary Claire — now a standout senior at the Connelly School of the Holy Child — first picked up a lacrosse stick more than a decade ago. Mary Claire is the fourth of 10 Byrne children, with the eldest a University of Virginia football player and the youngest an infant. A Virginia Tech recruit, she is one of Maryland’s top girls’ lacrosse scorers and is setting the bar high for her six younger siblings, who have each expressed interest in the sport. Even the youngest sister, sevenmonth-old Parker, has a miniature stick. “She’s been a huge influence on me and we’ve been an influence on the other sisters,” said younger sister Julia, a Langley junior and Cincinnati recruit. Mary Claire Byrne, a US Lacrosse All-American, has 35 goals for the Tigers (3-3 as of Monday). She registered nine

goals in the March 11 season opener, a 20-11 win over Potomac School, and has at least four goals in each game thus far. “She’s very smart on the field,” Julia Byrne said. “She always seems to be able to get that quick shot off, even if it looks likes there’s no angle.” Mary Claire Byrne is a multisport athlete — she helped Holy Child’s basketball team win an Independent School League A Division championship this past winter — but most of her attention is devoted to lacrosse. In addition to playing for the Tigers and the Capital Lacrosse Club, the star midfielder also teams up with Julia to coach her sister Ellie’s youth lacrosse team. “Lacrosse has always been my main sport,” Mary Claire said. “I’ve just always had a passion for it.” Mary Claire has a knack for timely scoring. As a freshman, she notched a game-winning goal in the final seconds of the ISL-A finals to give the Tigers a 10-9 victory over National Cathedral. “It just kind of set the bar for how she was going to play the rest of high school,” said senior teammate Emily Hunt, a Fairfield University recruit. “I think

she has definitely exceeded everyone’s expectations.” The Tigers’ top scorer also possesses elite passing skills, Holy Child coach Sarah Aschenbach said. She has 10 assists on the year, including four in the season opener. “Her game sense is incredible. She sees the field, she knows the field,” Aschenbach said. “She’s able to not just score but set up other players.” Julia said some of Mary Claire’s lacrosse prowess stems from the time they spent playing with their family outside of their home in McLean, Va. “She’s had so much experience,” Julia said. “I think that definitely helps her deal with the pressure. Handle it and get that shot off.” Mary Claire said she hopes she can help her team finish with a winning record and also surpass the 100-point milestone. “I look at the scoreboard and I see that if we need goals, I’m going to take it upon myself and get those goals for my team,” she said. “If I see someone to pass to I’m going to look for that assist, but if not I’m going to take it to the goal.”


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It was a routine Sunday afternoon in 2012 for Margaret Goldsborough in her Kensington Antique Row shop, when Hollywood set decorator Douglas Mowat walked in. He was looking for furnishings for the Netflix political thriller series “House of Cards,” starring Kevin Spacey. Goldsborough, who owns Goldsborough Glynn Antiques & Decorative Arts with her sister, Susan Goldsborough Glynn, showed Mowat around the store and introduced him to some fellow antique shop owners. Mowat liked Goldsborough Glynn’s “federal-looking” style of furniture. Over the last two years, he and a Maryland subcontracting team have purchased numerous pieces, including cherry and mahogany desks, tables and chairs, along with lamps and desk accessories, from Goldsborough’s store. “House of Cards” is in its second season and has been renewed for a third. Maryland legislators are debating how much in tax credits to allow such productions that film in the state. The Senate approved boosting the amount of credits to $18.5 million from $7.5 million. The House had yet to vote on that bill, as of Tuesday, and passed a budget amendment last week that would allow Maryland to seize the production company’s property under eminent domain if it leaves the state. The production is looking at moving the third season’s filming to another state if its investors don’t get millions of dollars more in tax credits, an executive with the show’s production company wrote in a recent letter to state officials. Spacey himself even lobbied legislators in a special Annapolis reception. “They’ve been one of our better customers over the last two years,” Goldsborough said. “I have my fingers crossed that they will stay in Maryland. Their business really helps small businesses like ours.” The first season of “House of Cards” completed 139 days of filming, mostly in Baltimore, Annapolis and Harford County, in 2012, and employees made purchases of goods and services at more than 1,800 Maryland businesses, accord-

ing to a Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development report. Production expenses totaled $63.7 million, with an economic impact of $138.2 million, and investors in the first season received $11.7 million in state tax credits. Investors in House of Cards’ second season are projected to receive another $15 million in tax credits and $4 million for the third season, though they qualify for $15 million for the third season, according to the state report. The economic impact of the second season is projected to be about $120.6 million, with a similar amount for the third season if it is filmed in Maryland. Representatives of “House of Cards” also purchased several period pieces of furniture from other Kensington Antique Row shops, including Antiques & Uniques. “They know what they want,” said John Booker, proprietor of Antiques & Uniques. “Absolutely, it was worthwhile to us.”

Silver Spring business provides animal actors to ‘House of Cards’ Silver Spring-based Positive Dog Training and Animal Actors located three long-haired guinea pigs to play the “House of Cards” animal character, Cashew. Owner Carol Rosen, a certified professional dog trainer, worked with the guinea pigs on the set. She also provided to “House of Cards” a border collie, Rottweiler, two Belgian Malinois, two dozen birds of different breeds. The business was not only significant but resulted in other business from people hearing about her work with “House of Cards,” Rosen said. She supports boosting the funding level for the state film tax credit program. “The program has brought significant revenue and jobs to Maryland,” Rosen said. “Maryland is getting a reputation as being cooperative with the film industry, and is drawing bigger names and bigger revenue-generating productions to the state.” Rosen also provided two trained German Shepherds to the recently released movie “Better Living Through Chemistry,” starring Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde, which filmed in Maryland in 2012. That production bought products and

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Margaret Goldsborough, owner of Goldsborough Glynn Antiques and Decorative Arts in Kensington” shows a large mirror priced at around $1,000, similar to what has been purchased for use on “House of Cards.”

services from almost 600 Maryland businesses, including a Silver Spring lighting company, and had an impact of $6.1 million, according to the state report. The “House of Cards” purchases include not just furniture and animal actors but cigars from a Frederick shop, paint from a Rockville business, leather products from a Bethesda store and shaving items from a Bethesda business, according to the state report. Most businesses on the list were from the Baltimore area, where the majority of filming was done. Sometimes, Goldsborough recognizes pieces sold from her Kensington shop on “House of Cards” shows, she said. Her store purchases its inventory through auctions, estates, other dealers and individuals. “House of Cards” has been the only film production the shop has done business with, although representatives from area theater companies and President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C., have purchased items, she said. “We’re hoping to get some more business and even referrals from this,” Goldsborough said.

A new store is heading to Rockville Town Square that will have customers singing the blues. Liquid BLUE Denim Boutique is scheduled to open in Rockville Town Square on April 19 at 36 Maryland Ave. next to Red Hue Boutique. This will be the second location for Liquid BLUE Denim Boutique. The store’s other location is in Fulton. The 1,400-square-foot retailer specializes in U.S. premium denim brands and contemporary casual apparel for women and men, with most items priced under $200. In addition to specializing in denim, Liquid BLUE carries tops, jackets, dresses, footwear, jewelry and accessories to complement the denim offerings. The boutique will offer in-store alterations, denim fabric repair and personal stylist services, and hosts brand-sponsored events throughout the year, including trunk sales, private sales and pre-season viewings. Liquid BLUE Denim Boutique will celebrate its grand opening weekend beginning April 19 with a $99 denim sale, gifts with purchase, discounts for future purchases, refreshments and entertainment. Hours for the Rockville boutique are: Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from noon-6 p.m. Its website is

Marquart joins dermatology practice Dr. Laura N. Marquart joins Dr. Walter J. Giblin in his Rockville Dermatology Practice, at 15225 Shady Grove Road, Suite 303, Rockville. Marquart has been a medical officer in the U.S. Army for 14 years with assignments in Korea, Iraq, Texas and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She received many military and academic awards throughout her career as well as serving on the teaching staff and faculty of Walter Reed, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and Texas A&M. She is a board certified dermatologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Rockville appreciates businesses Officials from Rockville Economic Development Inc., the Rockville Chamber of Commerce and the city met with executives from 51 companies as part of the city’s ninth annual Business Appreciation Week on March 10-14. A wrap-up breakfast with participants and elected officials was held March 21. The city has more than 8,600 businesses. Some 92 percent of respondents to a REDI survey reported hiring at least one employee in the past year, and 77 percent said the business increased its revenue. Laurie Boyer, REDI executive director, said Rockville businesses appear to be growing and have a positive outlook for the year ahead.

Suburban’s new psych department chief Dr. Michael Knable has been named chairman of the psychiatry department at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. He has been affiliated with the hospital since 1999 and also is vice president for medical affairs at Axis Healthcare Group. He formerly was executive director of the Stanley Medical Research Institute and a clinical associate for the National Institute of Mental Health.


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SCHOOL LIFE EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Dresses available for prom-goers


Teachers and parents prepare snacks for students last week at the Washington Hebrew Congregation preschool in Potomac. The school started a healthful snack program, this year serving students fresh organic snacks each day. From left are Sindy Ramirez, nanny for one of the students, Phyllis Shankman, director of education for the congregation, parents Betsy Bindeman and Michelle Katz, and Fran Miller, director of the preschool.

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Volunteer moms washed and sliced strawberries at last week’s Chop and Chat, dividing the prepared fruit into plastic bags, one for each class at the Washington Hebrew Congregation Rabbi Joseph Weinberg Early Childhood Center in Potomac. This year the school, which has 175 students ages 18 months to 6 years, began an effort to serve only healthful, organic snacks and parents are lending a helping hand to be sure the program works. “The most important reason is health,” Betsy Bindeman, the mother of two preschoolers and program organizer, said at the March 26 gathering. “We want to promote the whole child [and] teach them early to eat well.” Bindeman does the shopping for the snacks, going to Whole Foods Market in Rockville each week to pick up fruits and vegetables. “I offered [to shop]. It was important to me,” she said. Bindeman said the Jewish calendar has many celebrations around food, so it

“We even have nannies and grandparents helping out and we hear what’s going on in the school.” Betsy Bindeman, parent made sense to serve wholesome foods as the students learn Jewish customs, part of the school’s curriculum. The Chop and Chat days, Mondays and Wednesdays, got their name from one of the unexpected results of the organic food program: community. “It builds community in ways we didn’t expect,” Bindeman said. “We even have nannies and grandparents helping out and we hear what’s going on in the school.” Besides the snacks parents prepare at twice-weekly Chop and Chat times, the students sometimes have a hand in preparing their own snacks. While cutting apples, mixing and measuring, they

are learning many good lessons, said Fran Miller, director of the school. “Measuring is a math skill,” Miller said. “And they are working on small motor skills and eye-hand coordination.” Maybe the students don’t know the philosophy behind their daily snacks, but they like the results. Sydney Mednik, a preschooler, likes the apples because they are “crunchy and sweet.” The graham crackers are kindergartner Jackson Eberstein’s favorite. “I like graham crackers because they crunch and I like the noise it makes when we put our teeth on it,” he said. Michelle Katz, who has a son in the preschool, said she thinks the new program is a fabulous opportunity for children to learn about fresh organically grown food. “My 2-year-old comes home and [asks for] organic strawberries because he knows they taste better and are sweeter,” she said. The school is hosting a talk by Lisa Leake, author of “100 Days of Real Food,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Washington Hebrew Congregation Julia Bindeman Suburban Center, 11810 Falls Road, Potomac. The talk is free and open to the public.

Three high schools will hold prom dress sales and giveaways this week. Knowing the expense of attending a prom, many school groups have collected new or gently used dresses to offer students. In most cases, giveaways are not restricted to students at the host school. • Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, at 4301 East West Highway, Bethesda, will host a Once Upon a Prom dress giveaway and raffle for mani-pedis, updos and makeup consults from 2:15 to 6 p.m. Thursday. For more information, email • The Northwest High School Cinderella’s Closet Prom Dress Sale will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Friday in the school gym, 13501 Richter Farm Road, Germantown. Hundreds of formal dresses in excellent condition in all styles, sizes and colors are on sale for only $20 each. The sale is sponsored by the Northwest High School Ambassadors and is open to the entire community. There will be a second sale from 2:30 to 5 p.m. May 2. For more information email • The Paint Branch High School Project Prom dress giveaway, cosponsored by the PTSA and SGA, will be held after school Thursday and Friday. For more information email The school is at 14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville.

Teachers go to the head of the class Elizabeth Orlandi, a middle school science teacher at St. Elizabeth School in Rockville, has been appointed to a three-year term to the National Science Teachers Association’s Committee on Middle Level Science. Orlandi will work to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching, according to a news release. She plans to attend the National Conference on Science Education in Boston on April 2-6, where she will assist in a day of specialized workshops for middle school science teachers from across the country. Orlandi has taught at the school for seven years and has worked for almost three decades

OVERCROWDED SCHOOLS Westland Middle School

in the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools as both a music and science teacher. Also, Terry Strand, a Green Acres School teacher and Lower School Learning Service coordinator, was named co-president of the board of the Progressive Education Network, a national organization of schools and educators that advocates for the principles of progressive education. She has been a member of the faculty at Rockville’s Green Acres since 1977. The other co-president is Lisa Shapiro of the Galloway School in Atlanta.

Christ Episcopal School plans open house Christ Episcopal School will hold an admissions open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The school is at 22 W. Jefferson St., Rockville. Founded in 1966, the school has students age 2 to grade 8. Families will have an opportunity to tour the campus, meet with faculty and staff, and learn about programs, including Learning Integration For Tomorrow. The curriculum delivery model, created in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Technology in Education, enriches the school’s rigorous academic program by placing students in high-performance teams to solve real-world problems, according to a news release from the school. Registration and other information are at or call 301-424-6550.

Middle school equestrians ride away with top honors Riders from North Bethesda Middle School won the Junior Var-

sity Overall Season Championship at the Inter-School Horse Show on March 9 at Oatland Stables in Brookeville. This was the second consecutive year the team was named junior varsity champions. Eighth-grade team members

Sophia Fishman, Emery GrahillBland, Josie Laing, Jessie Pettit, Holden Rafey, Marie Saadeh and Jacqueline Zito are invited to com-

pete in the Inter-School Horse Show Junior Varsity Invitational competition Sunday at NFF Farm in Poolesville to determine individual division champions.


n Each week, The Gazette will feature a county school by the numbers, giving a glimpse at how local schools are dealing with overcrowded conditions.

Number of students:


Current student capacity:

Number of students overcapacity:

Percent over capacity:

Number of school’s portable classrooms:

1,097 126 11.5 5 1951 25.4 24.5 1997

Total MCPS middle school portable classrooms:

(pre-kindergarten through 5th grade)

School’s average class size:

MCPS average class size:

Grades 6 to 8


Year school was built

Grades 6 to 8

Year of last renovation/modernization

Student/ instructional staff ratio:




MCPS average middle school student/ instructional staff ratio:


“Our biggest impact is needing to run four lunches, at 10:02 and running until 12:59,” Principal Alison Serino said.




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HEALTH CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 A Mothers and Daughters Night out: “Let’s Talk about HPV,”

from 6-7:30 p.m. at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. The best way to fight cervical cancer is to learn what can be done to prevent it. During Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, MedStar Health is bringing together a group of experts who will help both mothers and daughters understand the importance of being proactive about cervical cancer screenings and vaccines. You’ll learn about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and Gardasil, the vaccine that has been proven effective in preventing HPV. www.

Beatty, Robinson

Davidson, Blum

Donna Elena Beatty, a management analyst at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is to be married to Charles Alan Robinson, a management analyst at the Department of State. The couple currently resides in Olney and an April wedding is planned on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

Ashley Lauren Davidson and Andrew William Blum announce their engagement and their forthcoming wedding. Ashley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary and Jennifer Davidson of Bethesda, and Andrew, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William and Kathleen Blum of Reston, Va. The couple is planning to have a fall wedding at the Fairmont Hotel in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

THURSDAY, APRIL 3 Alleviating Stress Post Cancer Diagnosis, 7-8 p.m. at Sibley Med-

ical Building, Conference Room 4, 5215 Loughboro Road, NW Washington, D.C. Join other cancer survivors to learn about and practice a relaxation technique that focuses on breathing. This practice has been shown to be effective in reducing stress, anxiety and loneliness. Facilitated by Ashley Nunn, MA. No prior experience required. Family members

and caregivers welcome. Register online or contact Pam Goetz at or at 202-243-2320.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4 Senior Shape: Aerobic/ Strength/Stretching, 11:15 a.m.

to noon, Fridays, April 4 to June 27, Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Second Floor, Bethesda. A certified instructor will guide you through a series of low impact aerobic exercises intended to strengthen your cardiovascular system and improve your body’s strength and endurance. Dress comfortably. $30.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5 Babysitting Plus CPR at MedStar Montgomery, from 9 a.m.

to 1 p.m. Saturdays, April 5 and April 12, at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney. Babysitting Plus CPR prepares youth with the training every parent wants, including safety, childcare, safe play, first aid and CPR certification. Two-day class for ages 12 to 15. Includes babysitting basics and two-year CPR certification. $65.

RELIGION CALENDAR UPCOMING Concord-St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 5910 Goldsboro

Road, Bethesda, will present a special Lenten Sermon Series to April 13 (Palm Sunday) based on Adam Hamilton’s book, “24 Hours That Changed the World.” Based on the author’s travels in the Holy Land and other sources, the book helps readers experience the final day of Jesus’ life and understand it’s significance. Sunday service starts at 10 a.m. The Shiloh Baptist Church of Landover, 8801 Ardwick Ardmore

Road, Landover, will present the full stage play, “It Is Finished,” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18. Admission is free.


Glenn, Smith

Vara, Carter

Karen and Brandon Smith of Ashton announce the engagement of their son, Robin Scott Smith, to Kelley Urquhart Glenn, daughter of Jerome Clayton Glenn and Marcia Urquhart Glenn of Washington, D.C. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Crawford College, Pretoria, South Africa, a preparatory high school, and she received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania in 2010. She is employed at The Millennium Project, a global futures think tank in Washington, D.C. The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Sherwood High School and a 2006 graduate of Salisbury University. He obtained his master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2013 in couple and family therapy, and is currently employed as a marriage and family therapist in a school based program and in private practice. A June 2014 wedding is planned.

Vance and Patty Vara of Gaithersburg and Karen and Vic Caroscio of Rockville announce the engagement of their children Stephanie Vara and Chris Carter. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland College Park. She is currently working on her MBA degree at University of Maryland University College. She is employed as a contract specialist with the Federal Government. The prospective groom graduated from the University of Maryland University College in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in information systems management. He earned his master’s degree in cyber security and an MBA from the University of Maryland University College. He also is employed by the Federal Government. The happy couple are planning an October 2014 wedding at Damascus United Methodist Church.

Agape African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7700 Brink Road,

Gaithersburg, conducts Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Communion celebration on first Sundays, men leading worship on second Sundays, youth leading worship on third Sundays. “You’ll Get Through This” Bible Study from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. 301924-8640;

Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church St.,

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



Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, offers services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. each Sunday, with Sunday School for all ages scheduled at 10 a.m. Child care is offered from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A fellowship and coffee hour follows the 8:30 a.m. service. 301365-5733,

Kemptown United Methodist Church, 3716 Kemptown Church

Road, Monrovia, conducts a contemporary service at 8 a.m. followed by a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, with children’s Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and adult Sunday school at 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-253-1768. Visit Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Old Columbia

Pike, Burtonsville, conducts Sunday morning worship services at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school, nursery through adult, is at 9:30 a.m. 301-421-9166. For a schedule of events, visit www. Moms In Prayer Group, times and locations vary, email for information, occurs every first and third Friday through June 6. Free. www. “MOPS,” a faith-based support group for mothers of children, birth through kindergarten, meets from 9-11:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Drive, Frederick. Child care is provided. For more information call 301662-1819. Email

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wh BA . W/D, kit pvt entr. nr bus/metro. $1400 incl util. 301439-6414


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NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Before and After School Child Care Services

For more information about the meeting or other RAB issues, please contact:

Montgomery County Public Schools Department of Facilities Management seeks applications from qualified organizations, businesses or individuals to provide licensed before and after school child care services at a Montgomery County Public School (Clarksburg Village Elementary School Site #1) to open for the 2014-2015 school year.

Ms. Armalia Berry-Washington, NAVFAC Washington: (202) 685-3273 or G560666


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Applications are due by 12:00 pm (Noon) on April 23, 2014 and can be emailed to or submit one copy to the Department of Facilities Management, 45 West Gude Drive, Suite 4000, Rockville, Maryland 20850. For more inforThe National Institutes of Health will hold a public meeting, start- mation please contact Samantha Harris at 240-314-1071. ing at 6:00 p.m. on April 8, 2014 located at Little Falls Library, (4-2-14) 5501 Massachusetts Avenue Bethesda, MD 20816. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the National Institutes of Health Bethesda Campus Master Plan. Comments provided during the meeting, as well as those received during the public comment period will be considered in the Final EIS. This public meeting will be within the 60-day public comment period initiated with the publication of a Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2014. The 60-day comment period begins on March 21, 2014 and will end on May 23, 2014. Comments can be sent to Valerie Nottingham, Division of Environmental Protection, National Institutes of Health, Building 13, Room 2S11, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 or Children’s Center of Damascus Lic#: 31453 301-253-6864 20872 emailed to Questions regarding the meeting can be directed to Mark Radtke, Environmental Protection Damascus Licensed Family Daycare Lic#: 139094 301-253-4753 20872 Specialist, Division of Environmental Protection, National InstiElena’s Family Daycare Lic#: 15-133761 301-972-1955 20876 tutes of Health, 301-496-7775. Questions about the meeting can also be sent via email to Ana’s House Day Care License #: 15127553 301-972-2148 20876 (3-26, 4-2-14)

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Montgomery County Department of Transportation seeks individuals for full-time and part-time substitute Bus Operators as part of the County-operated transit system (Ride On). Employees’ starting salary will be $17.83 per hour plus any overtime earned. Work schedules vary depending upon work assignment, and are based on seniority. Interested applicants need to be able to read and write, have three years of driving experience, at least one year of direct customer service, 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and no more then 1 point on their driving record (equivalency will be applied to non Maryland residents). Experience driving a transit bus is a plus. Resumes must be submitted online by April 12, 2014. To view entire job announcement and apply online, visit IRC13886. EOE M/F/H Job Assistance Fair Information: If you require assistance in the application process, please bring an electronic version of your resume and join us on Friday, April 4, 2014 – 2pm-5pm or Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 9am to 2pm at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville, Maryland, lobby level auditorium. GC3187

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