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Spanish Immersion teacher Sandra Castellon teaches science in a fourth-grade class Monday at Rolling Terrace Elementary School in Takoma Park.

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When students and staff returned to Rolling Terrace Elementary School in Takoma Park after the Labor Day weekend, they were met with classrooms sporting growth more suited to a science experiment petri dish. On Sept. 3 and 4, mold was

found in more than 30 rooms — “the majority of the building,” Principal Jennifer Connors said. Weeks later, Rolling Terrace parents say they are frustrated by a lack of communication from the school and concerned that some students have shown allergy and asthma symptoms. School officials attribute the mold outbreak to a combination of factors, including the humid summer and an old, malfunctioning HVAC system more than 25 years old.

Mold has been cleaned from classrooms and other areas. After testing the building’s air quality, school system staff are monitoring the building’s temperature and humidity. Renovations have been moved up in the county’s capital budget, said James Song, director of the school system’s Department of Facilities Management. At Monday’s school board meeting, Song said the school system hired an independent testing consultant, whose find-

ings would be shared with parents. Some parents, however, said they think the school has not provided enough information and want the school to survey families to see how many students are experiencing symptoms. Rolling Terrace parent Bridgette Kaiser said her fourthgrade son’s allergies have gone “out of control” since he re-

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Standing in front of the Montgomery County Council Office Building in Rockville, Northwest High School senior Anhar Karim said he is one of many students in the county who have faced a hard decision related to two Muslim holidays. Karim said that when a holiday conflicts

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with school, he can either celebrate and miss class or go to school and miss the celebration. “We are forcing our students into an unreasonable decision,” said Karim, who is president of the Montgomery County Muslim Student Association. Karim and other speakers urged Montgomery County Public Schools to close when classes fall on Eid al-Adha and Eid alFitr during a Monday press conference held by the Maryland chapter of the Council of American Islamic Relations and the Equality for Eid Coalition.

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Eid al-Adha celebrates sacrifice to God and falls on Oct. 15 this year. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and was Aug. 8. The dates of the holidays change because of the Islam lunar calendar. The coalition, which is sponsored by the council, formed about a year ago to pursue a long-standing goal for the school closures. The speakers also called for school system students and staff to skip school on Oct. 15 and celebrate Eid al-Adha instead. Zainab Chaudry — vice president of the

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County officials are pressing on with work at the Silver Spring Transit Center, even while the project’s main contractor on the job disagrees with the fixes to the transportation hub. The county is filing for permits Friday that will allow them to get started preparing the center for a latex-modified concrete overlay that is touted by the county and its ad hoc working group as the fix for the center’s concrete problems. The county sent a formal notice to Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC on Thursday, directing that company to hire a subcontractor to follow the remediation plan to fix the transit center’s cracking concrete. “This Notice-to-Proceed with the LMC overlay is a directive to Foulger-Pratt to Proceed immediately with the subcontracting of all the Work associated with the LMC overlay to a properly and highly

qualified and experienced LMC subcontractor with comparable project expertise within the State of Maryland,” Ernest Lunsford Jr., contract administrator for the Division of Building Design and Construction, stated in a letter to Foulger-Pratt’s John Barron. Foulger-Pratt has publicly called the remediation approach “ill-advised” and “illconceived.” On Tuesday, the company’s Managing Principal Bryant Foulger released the following statement to The Gazette about the notice: “We and our subcontractor Facchina are actively reviewing the county’s directive. We have not completed our review. We stand by our previous statements and letters regarding this matter.” The county’s notice specifically directs Foulger-Pratt to complete the latex-modified concrete work by the end of December. The $120 million facility, at the corner of Colesville Road and Wayne Avenue in downtown Silver Spring, was slated to open in 2011, but a series

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County emerges as development driver Projects follow plans to develop a life sciences village in White Oak n

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With the administration of Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) naming a development team for a pair of mixed-use public/private projects in downtown Silver Spring and Wheaton, local taxpayers suddenly have emerged as a major driver for new construction in the county. The plans hinge on the relocation of the MarylandNational Capital Park and Planning Commission headquarters from Silver Spring to Wheaton. If that happens, it would involve development of four new buildings in the Georgia Avenue corridor and might revive moribund office construction in two down-

town neighborhoods served by Metro subway stations. Plans for the two countyowned sites call for a total of about 900,000 square feet of new development under the response to a request for proposals submitted by the development team of StonebridgeCarras of Bethesda and Bozzuto Development of Greenbelt. The plan for Silver Spring calls for a total of 400,000 square feet of space in two buildings, including 25,000 square feet of retail in an office building, and a 360-unit apartment project. The Wheaton proposal includes a total development of 500,000 square feet, including a 255,000-squarefoot county office building with 5,000 square feet of retail space and a 218-unit apartment complex. Combined, the 900,000

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 26 Local Gardening Session One: Resources and Sources, 2-3:30

p.m., Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Receive a special reference handout listing local gardening classes, shows, public gardens, web sites and garden books. $18. Register at www. parkpass.org.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 Quilt Show, 1-5 p.m., Holy Redeemer Church School, 9705 Summit Ave., Kensington. More than 100 quilts made by members, boutique, white elephant sale, silent auction, rafe baskets and a rafe quilt. $4. 301-2297990. Garden Walk: Autumn Tour of the Gardens, 1-2:30 p.m., Brook-

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BestBets Fifth Annual Play Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park. Come for sports, activities, food and live music performances. www.takomaplays.org.

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Ballroom Dance Center, 5268-M Nicholson Lane, Kensington. Private dance lessons for singles and couples, up to four people. $20-$90. dance@avantgardedc. com.

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AppleFest Carnival, 10 a.m., Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. Prizes, crafts and food. 301-652-7751. Summer Concert, 10-11 a.m., Howard Avenue Park, Howard Avenue, Kensington. The Garrett Park Musicians Club plays eclectic folk pop music. Free. info@kensingtonhistory.org. Dog Eared Book Club, 10-11:30 a.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. “A Guide To Living With and Training A Fearful Dog� by Debbie Jacobs. Free. 301-983-5913.

Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, also 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29. Free. 301-962-1400. Sports Ministry Safe Summer, 3-8 p.m., God GloriďŹ ed Church of God in Christ, 111 Geneva Ave., Silver Spring. Food, games and door prizes. $5. 202-713-8182. Prime rib dinner, 4-8 p.m., Laytonsville Fire Department, 21400 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville. Meal includes prime rib, parsley potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, dessert and beverage. $20 for adults, $10 for kids. 240-304-1332. Oktoberfest, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. A fall festival celebrating the best locally-brewed beers, locally-grown food, and locally-made fun. $65. info@sandyspringmuseum.org. The Power of Spirituals: In Word and Song, 7:30-9 p.m.,

Woodside United Methodist Church, 8900 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free-will offering to beneďŹ t Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build. 301-587-1215.

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GreenFest aims to ‘connect local action with larger issues’ PEOPLE & PL ACES ALINE BARROS

The 2013 Silver Spring GreenFest returns Oct. 5 with a day of environmental activities and education for the whole family. The event, in its second year, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veterans Plaza and Silver Spring Civic Building, with Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) kicking things off. The festival will feature live entertainment, food demonstrations and hybrid cars on display. Dozens of green businesses, environmental organizations and government agencies will participate. “What we are trying to do is connecting the local action with larger issues,” said John Brill, executive director of Silver Spring Green, a nonprofit that works on bringing together businesses and local residents. “Sweet Greens is bringing their signature salads ... and Whole Foods is participating with its organic healthy bar and kombucha drinks.” Children will have the chance to learn about consumption and ecological solutions, and enjoy story time with local author Jennifer Chambers. Douglas Weisburger, manager of the county’s Department of Environmental Protection, said he hopes young people will gain a better understanding of the planet’s ecological vulnerability. The GreenFest will feature Catan: Oil Springs, a game in which “players will have to consider their choices,” prompting them to “think about environmental issues,” Weisburger said in an email. Inside the Civic Building, nationally recognized speakers will discuss global environmental issues. Panel discussions will highlight local actions and solutions on issues including climate change, nature’s limits, diversity and the environment, and sustainable food. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be available for afternoon sessions. Megan Moriarty, owner of Fenton Street Market, said she hopes the GreenFest exposes customers to simple ways they can “green” their lives by connecting them directly to local businesses. “I hope it encourages children to continue learning about the environment,” Moriarty said in an email statement. The National Environmen-

tal Education Foundation will be filming festivalgoers who wish to share their “Earthchanging moments” and videos will be available at the foundation’s website. The festival is hosted by Silver Spring Green in partnership with Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Fenton Street Market, The Blairs and Eco-Craft Builders. More information is at montgomerycountymd. mygreenmontgomery.org/ silver-spring-greenfest.

Laps for Lexi to help kids with cancer Each year on the last Saturday of September, hundreds of people come together to stand with families facing childhood cancer, remember those who have died and rededicate themselves to fighting pediatric cancer. Lexi Speight of Silver Spring was 8 when she died of liver cancer in 2010. In her memory, and in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the fourth annual Laps for Lexi will take place Saturday. The event begins at 8 a.m. at Sandy Spring Friends School, 16923 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring. It features a 5K crosscountry run, a 1-mile walk and many of Lexi’s favorite things: purple balloons, a bike and scooter parade, chicken sandwiches and manicures. The funds raised will support the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center and the Lexi Speight Scholarship Fund at Sandy Spring Friends School. In addition, there will be a collection of new boxes of crayons and markers for the hospital’s oncology unit’s art room. To register, volunteer or donate, go to www.lapsforlexi.org.

Silver Spring woman wins $500 in TV game Diane Thomas of Silver Spring participated in ABC’s

“Live with Kelly and Michael” show’s biggest fan contest on Sept. 12 for a chance to win an eight-day paid vacation to Yasawa Island in Fiji. Thomas was invited to play an on-air trivia game with questions related to the program after submitting an underwater photo of herself in full scuba gear holding the message “Kelly and Michael, you’ve got us hooked.” “I felt like a queen for three days,” she said, calling the experience “phenomenal.” Thomas, 63, came in second place and did not win the Fiji

Silver Spring GreenFest, seen here in its inaugural year in 2012, returns Oct. 5 to downtown. trip, but did snag a $500 prize. She also had the chance to meet her favorite show’s hosts, take pictures and get autographs. “Kelly [Ripa] is drop-dead gorgeous and Michael [Strahan] is a teddy bear,” Thomas said. “He likes to hug.”

Seniors to meet Leggett in Silver Spring Senior residents will have a chance to express their concerns about housing, quality of life and health care at “A Conversation with County Executive Ike Leggett” hosted by Silver Spring Town Center and the Silver Spring Village from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The Senior Programs Aimed at Re-kindling Lifetime Engagement, or SPARKLE, event is a Silver Spring Village initiative that offers to help “older adults who wish to age in place.” To register, email lisa@ silverspringvillage.org or call 301-503-7401.

Purple Line comment period extended to Oct. 21 The Maryland Transit Administration has extended the comment period on the Purple Line final environmental impact statement by 15 days, until Oct. 21. The study can be found online at purplelinemd.com/en/ studies-reports/feis-document. Those wishing to comment should visit purplelinemd. com/en/studies-reports/feisdocument/feis-comment-form; email FEIS@purplelinemd.com with “FEIS COMMENT” in the subject line; or send comments to Purple Line: FEIS Comment,

Maryland Transit Administration, Transit Development & Delivery, 100 S. Charles St.,Tower Two, Suite 700, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Transportation survey for elderly and disabled Montgomery County’s Aging and Disability Services division at the Department of Health and Human Services is surveying the county to better understand the transportation patterns and needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities. Those who share these concerns, either for themselves or on behalf of family or a friend, are urged to take the survey by Oct. 18. The survey can be found at: surveymonkey. com/s/GettingAllAroundtheCounty.

Forum to look at bus route changes Montgomery County will hold a public forum to proposed changes to Ride On bus routes 83 and 94 at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Upcounty Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown. Ride On is considering extending services to the future site of Holy Cross Hospital in Germantown by lengthening Route 83 along Observation Drive through Montgomery College’s Germantown campus. Ride On also plans to change Route 94 by adding a bus line called “Meet the MARC,” which would connect MARC commuters to Rockville, Silver Spring and Washington, D.C., as well as serve Clarks-

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“Because the focus of the museum is ‘community,’ we wanted to make an event that is a party for everyone who lives here,” she said. “Oktoberfest will become part of the fabric of the community, just like the Strawberry Festival is. We’re holding the event on site because we want the museum to be the community gathering place. The community built the museum and we are here for everyone to enjoy.” Oktoberfest will feature beer, wine, grilled bratwurst, barbecue from Urban BBQ and musical entertainment with an Oktoberfest flair. The festival will conclude with a live auction, featuring vacation packages and original art. Tickets, at $65, are available at sandyspringmuseum.org or 301-774-0022. The museum is at 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring.

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If approved, the new route will run via Clarksburg Road, Snowden Farm Parkway, Little Seneca Parkway, Meadow Mist Road, Skylark Road, Ridge Road, Father Hurley Boulevard, Dawson Farm Road and Liberty Mill Road and end at the Germantown MARC station. The last day for the current Route 94 is Oct. 18. Sign language interpreter services can be provided if requested within three days of the forum and alternative suggestions will be taken into consideration before any changes are decided. In case of inclement weather, the forum will be held Oct. 3.

Burtonsville Day is Saturday The 23rd annual Burtonsville Day Parade and Festival

are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center. The festival will include activities for children, live music, a blood drive, food vendors, an auto show and a pet show. The center is at 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. For more information, visit www.burtonsvilleday.org.

Museum plans first Oktoberfest fundraiser Sandy Spring Museum’s

inaugural Oktoberfest will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Executive Director Allison Weiss said the festival would be different from other fundraisers.

The Col. Zadok Magruder High School Liberty Belle Poms will host a mini-pom camp for students in grades 1 through 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $25, which includes dance instruction, a set of poms and a T-shirt. There will be performances by age group starting at 12:30 p.m. The school is at 5939 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville. The registration form can be downloaded at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/ magruderhs/athletics/ and taken to the camp. Information: dtrahern64@gmail.com. If you have an interesting note or photo to share about the people or an event in the community, please send it to Staff Writer Aline Barros, The Silver Spring Gazette, 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, or email to abarros@gazette. net. Our fax number is 301-6707183. Photos should be 1 MB or larger. The deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday for consideration for the following week. All items are subject to space availability.

DEATHS Malcolm Brayton Empie Malcolm Brayton Empie, 85, of Dickerson, died Aug. 17 at Casey House, Montgomery Hospice. A funeral will take place on Oct. 19 at Brownville United Methodist Church in Brownville, N.Y.

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Three Montgomery County schools were named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2013 on Tuesday. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville, and two Catholic elementary schools, Holy Cross Catholic School in Garrett Park, and St. John the Evangelist School in Silver Spring, were among the 286 schools nationwide to receive the honor. Maryland had a total of 11 schools on the list released Tuesday. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award was founded in 1982. It honors schools where students perform at high levels or where significant improvements are being made in stu-

dents’ levels of achievement, according to a statement from the Department of Education about the awards. “We hoped we would get it and worked very hard,” Sister Kathleen Lannak, IHM, principal of St. John the Evangelist, said Tuesday. “It’s a big honor and this morning, [after the announcement] we had a big celebration. We had an assembly and everybody got blue lollipops and we had a total school picture taken. It was pretty neat.” Lisa Maio Kane, principal of Holy Cross, said she, her faculty, staff and students have worked four years to be named a National Blue Ribbon School. “It was a personal goal for me and a goal for my school,” Kane said. To achieve the goal, she said, they introduced new reading and language arts programs and increased the use of technology. “We worked very hard to bring up student test scores and student awareness [of learning

methods],” she said. Her students too were treated to an assembly and they celebrated with blue frosted cupcakes. “We have lots of things planned for the students because they are the ones that worked very hard,” she said. Joey Jones, principal of Robert Frost Middle School, said he informed his students and staff of their Blue Ribbon award in a school-wide television announcement. He said the keys to Frost’s success are the students’ academic achievements, the teachers working together for excellence and the parents supporting the school’s mission. He said he thinks the students understand the honor of attending a Blue Ribbon School. “It does a lot for them, it makes them more confidence and encourages them to do their very best,” he said. All three of Montgomery county’s award winning

schools were listed as Exemplary High Performing Schools for having high student achievement. States are asked to submit nominations for the award from among their public schools and the Council for American Private Education nominates private schools. Those schools are then invited to complete an application. Up to 420 schools can be nominated each year nationally. Administrators from the Blue Ribbon schools will be honored at ceremonies Nov. 18 and 19 in Washington, D.C. At that time principals receive a plaque and a flag announcing their schools as Blue Ribbon School winners. “Our school was a very good school anyhow,” Lannak said. “We just took a look at what we did and made sure it was written down in a way [the selection committee] would understand it.” pmcewan@gazette.net

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Mom could get 100 years in prison BY ST. JOHN BARNED-SMITH STAFF WRITER

A Montgomery County jury found a Germantown woman guilty Thursday of prostituting her daughter to help pay off a debt. The woman, whom The Gazette is not identifying to protect the identity of the daughter, was charged with crimes including rape, child abuse, prostitution and human trafficking. During the trial, jurors learned that the abuse occurred in two separate incidents at the Georgian Colonies Club House in Silver Spring. The first event took place December and the second was in March. Prosecutors said in court

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Jessica Hernandez and her daughter Isabella Berrellez, 5, stand in front of their homemade library in the yard of their North Potomac home. another online fundraiser, which does not have an “all-or-nothing” requirement. He set a goal of $5,280. As of Friday, he had raised $590. He expects each library structure to cost about $400, which covers construction and design materials, books and a registration fee to the national Little Free Library program in Wisconsin. Aside from popping up in front yards, Samson said he hopes to see libraries in communal spaces such as parks and playgrounds, because he believes they spark conversation. “The little library acts as a meeting place, giving people a chance to engage with one another,” he wrote in his email. “We have met many people as they have stopped by to browse; people that we would not likely have met otherwise.” Jessica Hernandez of North Potomac built a Little Free Library in her yard with her partner and daughter as a Mother’s Day project in May. The family dedicated the red wooden box, which houses about 20 children’s and young adult books, to the neighborhood

kids and have watched it become a symbol of pride. “The kids really took ownership of the library,” Hernandez said. “They stock and rearrange the books, and also make sure that it’s being taken care of. It’s great to see the kids getting excited about reading.” The Takoma Park Maryland Library is enthusiastic about the plan to put a Little Free Library in the city. “I think it’s a great idea,” library Director Ellen Robbins said. “It makes books more accessible to more people and involves a certain type of outreach that we haven’t engaged in yet.” As a result of his project, Samson hopes others will be motivated to create their own libraries. “I’d also love to see other people jump in feet first and construct their own libraries,” he wrote. “I don’t want a monopoly on them!” To learn more about Samson’s plan or donate to his project, visit gofundme.com/ DC-LittleFreeLibraries. jedavis@gazette.net

that Bejarni Rivas, 45, of Irish Court in Gaithersburg raped the girl, who is now 15 but was 14 when the first incident occurred, then gave her $100. He also gave her mother a wad of bills afterward, the victim testified. The woman could receive more than 100 years in prison at her sentencing, which is scheduled for early November. The mother argued during the trail that she was innocent of the charges. Theresa Chernosky, her public defender, had argued that the accusations were baseless, and that the victim had created them because she believed her mother was too strict. Rivas faces 13 charges, including rape and sexual abuse. His trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 1. Esteban Gergely, Rivas’ attorney, was not immediately available for comment Monday. sjbsmith@gazette.net

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BY JENN DAVIS STAFF WRITER

Handcrafted cabinets that look like large birdhouses filled with free, used books are sprouting up all over the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Takoma Park might have one soon. Little Free Libraries are freestanding structures built by neighbors or community groups. They house a collection of donated books. Everyone is welcome to use the library. Those who do are encouraged to return the books they borrow or add a new book for others to enjoy. Now a national movement, the Little Free Library program originated in Wisconsin in 2009. A map on the organization’s website shows that there are Little Free Libraries in North Potomac, Silver Spring and Wheaton in Montgomery County, as well as branches in Prince George’s County. Ken Samson of Washington is determined to design and install a dozen new Little Free Libraries in the area. Even though he plans to put most of them in the District, he also is targeting the bordering community of Takoma Park, with hopes of bridging the two communities. If his plan is successful, he will put a library box at the corner of Fenton Street and Philadelphia Avenue in Takoma Park, in partnership with the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. A resident who lives at the intersection requested that Samson build a library box on her property, leading Samson to pinpoint that location. Samson, an online bookseller, already owns two Little Free Libraries in the historic Takoma neighborhood in Washington, where he lives with his girlfriend. He was inspired by Todd Bol, a founder of the organization who built his library as a tribute to his mother. “I put one out front as a way to give back to the community we had moved to and grown in love with,” Samson wrote in an email. To help achieve his goal, Samson launched a two-week online fundraiser Aug. 19 on Kickstarter, hoping to raise $7,564. By the end of the period, the pledges totaled $2,005. Kickstarter’s rule is that the account creator does not receive any of the money unless the entire goal is met, so the attempt was unsuccessful. Samson then turned to GoFundMe,

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The Takoma Park Council took its first step in creating a Sustainable Energy Action plan Monday by agreeing to hire a sustainability coordinator. The Colorado-based sustainability consultant Brendle Group made recommendations for a Sustainable Energy Action Plan to reduce Takoma Park’s greenhouse gas emissions. Takoma Park already has relatively low emissions, in part due to low commercial and industrial activity in the area and high use of public transportation, Seth Jansen, an engineer at the Brendle Group, told the council Monday. The council had asked Brendle to focus on energy as an area where residents could save money while benefitting the environment. The company outlined six high-priority strategies that would put Takoma Park on track for meeting Montgomery County’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050. Hiring a sustainability coordinator is critical to pursuing other strategies, Jansen said, because the coordinator would help make information and resources available, organize the other programs in the plan and keep the programs on track. Councilman Tim Male (Ward 2) said he hopes to find someone with an expertise in energy since the focus is on reducing energy use, and because other staff members are experts on other environment-related issues, from a recycling specialist to an arborist. The coordinator should be “somebody who’s really good at the social mobilization aspect, at getting people excited,” he added.

Additional strategies included working with building owners and tenants to encourage energy efficiency in apartment buildings, and encouraging community solar projects, where residents and businesses could come together to buy into a joint solar project. Giveaways or free installation of energy-efficient products like light bulbs and water-saving faucets were also recommended, as well as tiered incentive programs for residents and businesses. Tiered programs could use challenges or competitions for individuals and businesses to work toward lowering emissions by meeting specific goals. Jansen said the first tier may include changing out light bulbs and walking or biking once a week instead of driving. Reaching higher tiers might require getting a home energy audit or achieving a green building energy label, such as LEED. Male and other councilmembers expressed a need for more on the calculations used for the greenhouse gas inventory that is the basis of planning and measuring emissions reductions. Male said he still felt uncertain about how some of the strategies will be carried out. For example, in the tiered programs, he explained, the city could take three approaches: organizing neighborhood competitions, actually buying and giving away products to residents, or playing a match-maker role by connecting residents with resources such as rebates from their energy company. Councilman Seth Grimes (Ward 1) called the plan “very promising for our city to make progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” The plan will be available on the City Council website for review and public comment for several weeks before the council takes further steps. sscully@gazette.net


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New York pimp, aspiring rapper, sent to prison for 36 years Co-defendant has pleaded guilty, awaits sentencing in case with Montgomery County connections n

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Jeremy “Jerms Black” Naughton was living it up in 2012. The aspiring rapper from Brooklyn had released a single, “Da Paper,” that received positive press, and he was posting photos of himself on Facebook with a bevy of body-painted or scantily clad women. That came to an abrupt end this year, after a federal jury convicted him in May of sex trafficking, transporting individuals to

engage in prostitution and using a gun during the conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. Some of the offenses occurred in Montgomery County. On Friday, a federal judge sentenced Naughton to 36 years in prison. He also will be on probation for five years, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Maryland detailing the sentence. “This case illustrates that sex trafficking is a very violent and unpleasant business,” U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said in an interview with The Gazette. The trafficking took place over the course of 2009 and 2010, when Naughton and Charles Anderson, or “Chuck Corners,” abused and trafficked women, according to the prosecutor’s statement. They targeted women who did not have pimps, the state-

“He is a very dangerous person. He was extremely violent with his prostitutes.” U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein

ment said. After meeting the women under the guise that they were prospective johns or pimps, Naughton or Anderson threatened them with handguns and forced the women to work for them. The two men took the women’s IDs, cellphones and computers so they couldn’t communicate, according to the statement. Naughton and Anderson targeted eight women, according to Naughton’s indictment.

The men would assault the women, sexually abuse them and use other forms of intimidation to coerce them into complying with Naughton’s and Anderson’s demands. “He is a very dangerous person. He was extremely violent with his prostitutes,” Rosenstein said of Naughton. Naughton drove from New York to Maryland to kidnap women and take them back to Brooklyn to work as prostitutes,

according to an indictment. He also brought women from New York to Maryland to prostitute them here, according to prosecutors. Naughton’s methods were extreme. In one case, he choked a woman and forced her to perform oral sex. In another case, he snapped the neck of the dog that one of the women owned. He tried to hit an Oxon Hill woman with his car in 2009, according to his indictment. Later that year, he barged into a Rockville hotel room, hitting another woman in the face and torso, and demanded she work for him. In 2010, Naughton forced a woman from a hotel room in Silver Spring, took her with him at the Brooklyn apartment and sexually abused her before attempting to prostitute her from

a hotel on Long Island in New York. The assaults took place in both New York and Maryland, according to prosecutors. Anderson, 26, who also goes by “Yowzers,” pleaded guilty this year. He has a sentencing date scheduled for next month. Michael Citaramanis, Naughton’s public defender, could not be reached. Gary Proctor, who represents Anderson, did not answer phone calls. “I just want to create better music for myself and for the fans ...,” Naughton said in an interview with Rago Magazine in 2010. “My motivation is growth, creativity, and being artistic.” “He should be in prison well into 60s under his sentence,” Rosenstein said. sjbsmith@gazette.net

Gun regulations: Shoot first, license later Legislative panel OKs firearm rules that require new gun owners to fire weapon n

BY KATE S. ALEXANDER STAFF WRITER

ANNAPOLIS — Those looking to buy a regulated firearm in Maryland starting Tuesday will be required to shoot one first. Regulations approved Monday will require applicants for a handgun license to shoot one live round first, as part of mandated training. Specifically, the regulations require applicants for a Handgun Qualification License have firearms safety training, “including a practice component in which the applicant safely fires at least one round of live ammunition.” Maryland’s new gun law re-

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quires background checks, fingerprinting and a licensing fee for everyone purchasing regulated firearms — a category that includes handguns but not shotguns or hunting rifles. The law also bans about 40 semi-automatic rifles deemed to be “assault weapons” and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. It also restricts gun ownership by certain people with a history of mental illness. The regulations were approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review. A panel that includes senators and delegates, AELR is tasked with determining if regulations written by the executive branch are consistent with a new law. The lion’s share of the new regulations went uncontested at a Monday’s meeting. However, about six lawmakers objected to a provision that required appli-

cants to fire a weapon first. Del. Michael D. Smigiel Sr. (R-Dist. 36) of Chesapeake City said not everyone has easy access to a shooting range. After much debate during the 2013 General Assembly session, lawmakers deliberately struck the provision requiring applicants to shoot first, he said. Del. Kathleen M. Dumais (DDist. 15) of Rockville disagreed. Dumais said lawmakers changed the wording to specify that the training include an orientation component to demonstrate safe operation and handling of the weapon, as opposed to showing proficiency with the weapon, which was the original language. Proficiency is required for those seeking a permit to carry a handgun. When it comes to defining the orientation required by the law, Dumais said it is not a stretch for Maryland State Police to include firing a live round.

Sean Thornton, senior training program coordinator with the National Rifle Association, testified that shooting one round does not demonstrate the knowledge needed to safely operate a handgun. But Thornton also said trainers can get a clear picture of someone’s ability to safely shoot without them firing a live shot. Despite repeated testimony to remove the requirement, a nine-member majority of the committee present Monday passed it into regulation. Others who testified questioned the $50 application fee — the maximum allowed under the law — the state will collect and a requirement to provide a Social Security number on the application. Both will be part of the new regulations. kalexander@gazette.net

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More jobs, higher wages and student achievement topped Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler’s priorities as he hit the campaign trail Tuesday to be Maryland’s next governor. Addressing a crowd holding red “Gansler Democrat for Governor” signs in one hand and Good Humor ice cream bars in the other — while trying not to sink in the oddly sopping wet grass — Gansler, 50, promised to not accept things the way they are and detailed his vision to make Maryland proud.

“I’m not your candidate if you want the status quo,” Gansler (D) told those gathered in Rockville’s Courthouse square. “My No. 1 priority as governor will be doing what needs to be done to create jobs and build an economy that delivers for the middle class.” If the General Assembly does not raise the minimum wage in 2014, Gansler promised it would be his first act as governor. Calling the achievement gap the state’s “biggest moral stain,” he promised that ensuring minority students achieve as well as their classmates will be one of his most important causes. “We will take this on,” he said. “We will get this done.” Gansler chose the shadow of Montgomery County’s court-

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the media outside the Bethesda Hyatt after a lunch meeting with Maryland business representatives at Morton’s, a restaurant inside the Hyatt Hotel. erty and low in residents with health insurance. O’Malley also said Maryland has fared well in studies such as one by the Anderson Economic Group that showed Maryland businesses had the seventh-lowest local and state tax burden in 2011 — a look at taxes such as corporate income, sales and property — while Texas ranked 17th. Michael Binko, president and CEO of kloudtrack, a hightech company with offices in Rockville and Annapolis, said taxes should not be the defining issue for where a business is based. “The quality of schools and the work force, as well as venture funding programs, are two other important considerations,” said Binko, co-chair of entrepreneurial advocacy group Startup Maryland. He and others listened to Perry’s remarks outside Morton’s. While Texas has lured a

few businesses from Maryland, aided by a substantial incentive program, Maryland has attracted a good number of out-of-state companies, said Julie Lenzer Kirk, director of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and co-chair of Startup Maryland. “Both states have a lot to offer businesses,” said Kirk, who grew Applied Creative Technologies to multimillions in revenues before selling the software assets to a business partner. Diana Waterman, Maryland’s Republican Party chairwoman, who also attended the Bethesda meeting, said Perry shined some important light on tax issues in the state. “We’d prefer that businesses stay here and help us elect more Republicans to office,” she said. kshay@gazette.net

Zack Kline is no stranger to pitching his business ideas. He started the Bethesda Green incubator business A.I.R. Lawn Care in 2011, aided by $5,000 in winnings from a Salisbury University business plan competition. Last year, he was among the 168 entrepreneurs who pitched their business ideas in a statewide video competition organized by Startup Maryland, the state offshoot of the Startup America Partnership. And last week, Kline was among seven entrepreneurs pitching on the bus that parked in Bethesda in the midst of a 19day swing across the state in the second “Pitch Across Maryland” campaign run by the entrepreneurial group. Two businesses that enter the video pitch contest will be picked to be entered automatically in the 2014 InvestMaryland Challenge, which will award $400,000 in grants. Entries are uploaded to YouTube and voted upon by the public for fan favorites, while an investors panel will select eight finalists to formally make pitches at a statewide conference in November. From those eight, a winner and runner-up to enter the InvestMaryland competition will be picked. Companies with less than $1 million in annual revenue and fewer than 25 employees can apply themselves for the challenge through Dec. 6. “The pitch went extremely

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The Startup Maryland bus moves through the streets of Bethesda. well,” said Kline, whose company uses electric-powered lawn care equipment that is charged with solar panels. The business has about doubled in sales each year and received support from people who value the environmentally friendly approach, he said. Loans and lines of credits from banks continue to be a challenge for startups. “They want to see years of financials and bank statements — which can be tough for startups to have — before they will loan money,” Kline said. Startup Maryland’s bus started rolling Sept. 9 in Ocean City and has recorded an average of seven pitches per stop, said Julie Lenzer Kirk, director of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and co-chairwoman of Startup Maryland. The tour was at Land Sea Air Manufacturing in Westminster on Monday and at Westview Corporate Center in Frederick on Tuesday. It will return to Montgomery County Thursday

afternoon at CoFoundersLab in Rockville. The campaign ends Friday in Baltimore. Last year, CoFoundersLab won first place in the video pitch competition. The confluence of resources available to startups in Maryland through federal agencies like the National Institutes of Health, defense centers like Fort Meade and world-class academic institutions such as Johns Hopkins University almost lend local startups an “unfair advantage,” said Michael Binko, president and CEO of kloudtrack, a high-tech company with offices in Rockville and Annapolis, and co-chairman of Startup Maryland. At each stop, entrepreneurs are given information about such resources and provided coaching from mentors before making their pitches. kshay@gazette.net

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry might have succeeded in his trip to Maryland to lure businesses to his home state, but so far, the only businesses that might move aren’t from Maryland. One is based in Virginia, and the other is in Colorado. Perry, a Republican who ran for president in 2012, met with about 50 business and government representatives Sept. 18 at Morton’s in Bethesda in a wellpublicized effort to encourage Maryland businesses to leave the state, and its taxes, and head to Texas. “Texas is the fastest growing state in jobs,” Perry said Wednesday before a substantial group of broadcast and print reporters outside Morton’s, following his closed-door meeting inside. “Our two states are going in opposite directions.” Perry said it was “premature” to announce that any Maryland businesses are moving to Texas. However, Janice Grenadier, founder of My Pillow Pack of Alexandria, Va. — which provides a handy, stylish way to carry pillows like a backpack — said she has tried for three years to obtain funding and support in the Washington, D.C., area without luck. “I’ve already received more support from these Texas officials here today than I have the past three years,” she said. Joe Wagner, sales manager for Aurora, Colo., alternative energy business Zeus Power Systems, said he and others want to start a solar panel firm in Maryland, but the process “hasn’t been easy.” “We are looking into moving,” said Wagner, who attended the Bethesda meeting. “I’m impressed with Colorado, but it’s even getting tougher to run a business there,” he said. “There are always more taxes and red tape.” Other business executives said they would keep their enterprises in Maryland. Perry and Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), who is eyeing a 2016 White House run, have dueled in the past week or so over Maryland’s tax climate and other matters. Perry is running ads on local radio and television stations trying to lure Maryland businesses to Texas. Perry said Wednesday that he had “no idea” what he would do in 2016. The governors debated Sept. 18 on CNN’s “Crossfire” program. Earlier that day, Perry also toured the Beretta USA gun factory in Accokeek; the company has considered moving from the state. O’Malley disputed Perry’s job-growth claim during the debate and in printed material. He said Maryland’s economy is better designed to help raise middle-income workers than Texas, which ranks high in pov-

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Addressing her fellow Wootton High School parents, Rachel Boxman said Thursday evening in the school’s auditorium that drug abuse among teenagers is prevalent in the Wootton community and beyond — and demands their attention. “Please do not think it does not apply to you,” said Boxman, a volunteer with The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a nonprofit organization, who once worked on pharmaceutical studies. “I’m telling you, it could be your kid. Great kids make bad choices.” The forum was the last of four mandatory parent meetings the school scheduled specifically to discuss drug abuse. While the majority of parents did not attend, Wootton Principal Michael Doran said about 500 parents total attended the four meetings, which he called “a good percentage” of parents who he felt

would help spread the information. Judi Casey, vice president of the school’s PTSA, said the group’s desire to hold the meeting stemmed from concern about drug abuse at both the local and national levels. “We didn’t want to lose a kid for lack of trying and educating parents, so we decided to do this,” Casey said. The meetings wrapped up a few weeks before an Oct. 7 Montgomery County Public Schools forum on alcohol and drug abuse. It will be for parents and other county residents at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. Wootton’s forum included a presentation from Boxman, who covered topics such as new and commonly used drugs. She urged parents to talk to their kids and other parents. “We need to talk to each other, we need to share our experiences and keep a dialogue going,” Boxman said. Boxman warned the parents that there is no “typical drug user” after sharing the stories of her two nephews who died from overdoses.

“What you might consider typical teen behavior ... is actually very, very dangerous,” she said. Parents also must recognize the underlying issues of drug use, Boxman said. Teenagers are looking to fit in with a crowd, lose their inhibitions and escape problems, among other reasons, she said. Montgomery County Police Officer Jeremy Smalley told parents to check their children’s room, computer and cellphone for signs of drug use. “You may think you’re invading their privacy,” Smalley said. “You’re not. You’re being a good parent.” Smalley also addressed underage drinking parties, which he said police are called to “ev-

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It’s hard enough to pay one tax bill, but Mark Lipowsky was seeing double when he got two identical tax bills from the county this month. The North Potomac resident says he got the two identical bills in the mail for his 2013 Personal Property Tax on Sept. 12. “I checked the year, the phone number ... to me it was identical,” he said, adding that he got a little upset after contacting the county’s general information hotline only to be told to ignore the additional bill. Turns out the double billing was just a computer glitch. The county sends an electronic file of the bills that need to be printed to Foremost Printing Inc., a local printing company hired to do the county’s tax bill printing and mailing. Each printing machine holds between 2,400 to 4,800 pages, and when there is a need to add paper to each machine the company rolls back one or two bills from the file to make sure every resident receives the mailing, said Mike Coveyou, chief of the Division of Treasury in the Montgomery County Department of Finance. “It doesn’t happen a lot,” said Coveyou. “We only pay for the ones we ask them to print.” According to Coveyou, the department splits the mailing of property tax bills in two cycles. They mail 300,000 in the beginning of July and the remaining after the end of July. “That way 311 people don’t get hundreds of calls [from people with tax bill questions],” he added. It costs the county 53 cents for each letter, which includes printing, return envelopes and postage, but if the double printing is not the county’s fault then taxpayers do not need to pay for extra mailing costs. Coveyou also said the county’s Information Technology Department checks the file before submitting to the printing company to make sure mistakes are not made. Coveyou could not confirm, however, if any resident had paid a tax bill twice due to duplicate bills. “I honestly doubt that has ever happened,” he said. The county is now taking measures to avoid any double billing in the future. “We’ve talked to the printer after this and they have something in their end [that can

avoid duplicates],” said Coveyou, but he is not sure how much extra that process will cost the county taxpayers or “whether it works or not.” But, “it is something that we are looking into right now,” he said. abarros@gazette.net

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ery single weekend.” “This is a major problem in the county,” he said. “We’re not just picking you out.” In the last year or so, he said, “a lot” of parties have been hosted by parents who thought they were doing a good thing by letting their kids and kids’ friends drink in a supposedly safe environment. Fines for hosting such parties and providing alcohol to minors can be thousands of dollars, he said. Doran told parents that, while schools can help address the issue, parents must accept responsibility. “It’s a parental issue more than it’s a school issue,” he said. Doran urged parents to be active in stopping drug and

alcohol abuse by not hosting parties and calling police when they catch wind of a party. “That’s the issue: Stop the parties,” he said. “I can’t do that.” One mom said during the meeting that her son, a Wootton senior, went through a period when he refused to drink, but his friends alienated him. “The reality is there’s parties and they want to go and be with their friends, and I don’t know what you do,” she said, her voice full of emotion. Carol Noboa, the parent of a ninth grader and a 12th grader at the school, said after the meeting that she agreed with Doran. “The best response to this problem is what you can do at

home,” Noboa said. “It’s not the school’s problem, basically. It’s more a family issue.” Noboa said she recognizes that “no kid is far away from this problem.” She planned to read information packets handed out at the forum to figure out the best approach to talk with one of her daughters about the issue. The school is set to host an Oct. 16 parent workshop called “How to identify substance abuse and what to do next.” Doran said the school is also considering another forum for both students and parents. lpowers@gazette.net


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Eastern Shore Republicans, unintentionally, have made Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley look magnanimous. Dragged into a noisy squabble over a state Senate vacancy, O’Malley handled the situation with aplomb. O’Malley had to mediate, as it were, because Republicans in District 36 fought and fought, and couldn’t decide how to fill E.J. Pipkin’s seat, which he vacated last month. The Republican central committees of Kent and Caroline counties picked Del. Steven S. Hershey. Queen Anne’s and Cecil counties wanted Del. Michael D. Smigiel Sr. Under the state constitution, when a state delegate or senator vacates a seat, the central committee of the party of the departing legislator chooses a replacement (a Republican takes over for a Republican) within 30 days. The constitution says the “governor shall appoint” the pick sent to him, no later than 15 days after receiving it. But when party officials charged NEW with making a decision argue themAPPROACH selves into a deadlock, they abdicate TO FILLING and defer to the governor. LEGISLATIVE O’Malley appointed Hershey VACANCIES and explained: “Filling a Republican vacancy is a matter that should have been resolved (locally). ... Rather than resolving their differences [the committees] forwarded two names to my desk. In discharging my Constitutional duty of selecting just one of these candidates, I am guided not by which candidate I would prefer, but rather by which candidate has demonstrated the broadest electoral support in the district.” Did Smigiel’s ongoing brashness toward the governor play a factor? (Smigiel boasts on his blog: “You may recall that I have sued his administration three times over their actions in Annapolis.”) Perhaps. But why is a Democratic governor arbitrating a GOP feud? There’s wisdom in O’Malley’s words: The people of the district should have the ultimate say in who represents them. Dissent has paralyzed the process before, like in 2010, when Washington and Frederick counties made O’Malley pick between two candidates for a Republican delegate slot in District 3. Those who grumbled about how Montgomery County Democrats picked a replacement for Robert J. Garagiola’s Senate seat also wanted a more open process. If state lawmakers are to be the voices of their districts, they should be the clear and transparent choice of those constituents, through an election. This would require a constitutional amendment and might mean longer periods of vacancy, but it would be worth it. The current system is lousy.

Flag on the play Our communities face an intractable problem that seems to defy common sense. Hundreds of people blithely flout posted speed limits, stop signs and traffic lights. Hundreds of people haven’t learned how to cross the street. Together, they make a dangerous mix. Gaithersburg might embrace a proposal meant to increase safety by making pedestrians more visible: The city may ask pedestrians to carry flags as they cross South Summit Avenue where it intersects with Olde Town Avenue. The flags will be in containers on either side of a crosswalk, available for pedestrians to hold as they cross the street. The thought is the flags will draw drivers’ attention and reduce the number of times pedestrians get hit crossing the street. “I think it ultimately falls under something that can’t hurt,” said Ollie Mumpower, division chief for engineering services in the city’s public works department. It might not hurt, but it’s hard to say it will help. Our communities put up stop signs; drivers ignore them. Our communities put up speed limit signs; drivers ignore them, too. CRACKING Our communities develop DOWN ON cameras that record an automobile’s speed and provide an image SPEEDERS, JAYWALKERS to law enforcement, which efficiently can mail a $40 ticket to the car’s owner. The locations of the cameras are posted publicly, often announced on signs just ahead of the cameras’ locations. Drivers ignore them, too. In fact, drivers ignore them so often, the cameras have become a major source of revenue for our governments. Drivers could drive the speed limit to avoid the tickets. Instead, complaints rise to the rafters that the cameras are unfair. Maybe the complainers have a legal argument, but the fact remains, why don’t they just slow down? Pedestrians are guilty of ignorance, too. Our communities paint crosswalks in the street and add walk/don’t walk signs at the corner. Pedestrians ignore them. Drivers don’t slow down because they insist that the number one motor vehicle law is: “You can do what you want if you don’t get caught.” Pedestrians jaywalk because they cross streets insisting that they, too, can do what they want so long as they don’t get caught. But the sad thing is, jaywalking pedestrians are getting hit by motorists ignoring their speed, flags or no flags.

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A bumpy ambulance ride One day this past August, my wife felt unwell. She felt pressure in her chest, much anxiety and heavy breathing. I called the Kaiser Permanente advice nurse, who felt sufficiently concerned to advise me to call 911 as the symptoms could be associated with a heart attack. I called the emergency number and an ambulance, and fire engine arrived within a few minutes.

The staff acted very professionally, did the preliminary tests and then decided that she needed further evaluation and should be moved to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. At the hospital, she was examined by emergency medical staff on duty, who determined that she suffered no cardiovascular event. In this episode that ended well, there was only one problem, the ambulance ride. My

wife felt that the ambulance in which she was transported had no springs or shock absorbers, at least not fully functioning, as the trip was bumpy and uncomfortable. The emergency crew was getting thrown around inside the vehicle and my wife had to hold on to the seat. Since ambulances are designed to transport sick people, in some situations being jolted and thrown around

Closings urged on Muslim holidays Lindsay Powers’ article regarding the push by Saqib Ali for designating two Islamic holidays as school days off for Muslim children was of great interest [“Coalition wants Montgomery County schools to close on Muslim holidays,” Sept. 18]. I don’t know what the mechanism is to accommodate that request, but I remember the days when I and several other Eastern Orthodox Christian children were in Montgomery County schools and our parents were at a loss as to what to do in our case. Eastern Orthodoxy celebrates Easter by the Julian calendar and that greatest of

all weeks for us rarely coincides with the Roman Catholic and Protestant days. What my parents, and now I for my children, had done was to keep us out of classes on Good Friday and the kids would get charged with an unexcused absence. People of our faith were not great activists against the rulings of our elected officials like the Jews and the Muslims. But now as we have matured in those political endeavors perhaps it is time to undertake them. I am certain that there are those of other faiths like the Hindu and the Buddhist that may have their own demands.

Perhaps the answer may be to allot a certain number of days for each student that would be designated “absent for religious reasons” and that these would cover any and all legitimate faiths — including the Jewish and Christian. Along with this should be the elimination of the week of “spring holiday” that coincides with the Christian Holy Week. I believe that this would be a thoroughly equitable system to accomodate all of our religious beliefs and practices. The only people that might disagree would be the atheist families among our populace.

John P. Nasou, Sandy Spring

A Wegmans lament

On Sept. 15, two friends and I traveled from Rockville to the grand opening of Wegmans food market in Germantown. We were impressed by the store layout, the lighting, the assortment of fresh produce displayed, and the large variety of

grocery and nongrocery items available. I left Wegmans lamenting the fact that Rockville does not offer access to such a viable option for grocery shopping. Shortsightedness by city of Rockville officials has deprived

Rockville residents of nearby mainstream options for department stores, grocery stores and restaurants. I hope more Rockville residents will visit Wegmans to see what they are missing.

Lucinda Hall, Rockville

Ugly project in Sligo Park Hills I live in Sligo Park Hills. The county is in the middle of installing “rain gardens” and “bio-swales” in our neighborhood. The project is an unsightly mess. Each homeowner was asked beforehand if they wanted to participate in the project. I emphatically said no. Yet I now have a 6-foot-deep hole encroaching 6 feet onto my property. A phone call to the project manager Dan Sheridan elicited the response that the

project is in the county right of way and they can do what they want. Why bother with the ruse of asking permission if you are going to bulldoze your way over homeowner opposition? This project is ill conceived and ugly, and gives truth to the expression that the most dangerous words in the English language are “We’re from the Montgomery County government, and we’re here to help.”

Mark Romanoff, Silver Spring

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could be perilous. Recently, the financial situation of the county has improved and, more importantly, the county is now charging a fee from insurance companies for the use of the ambulances; it would be reasonable to expect that it could allocate adequate funds to replace or repair elderly ambulances.

Syed Amir, Rockville

Check every ID Having read the article “Not taking chances on 21” [Sept. 18], it is disheartening to see that on average, there is only a 75 percent compliance by businesses over the past five years checking for underage teens seeking alcohol purchases. Having recently traveled to Tennessee I was surprised to find my identification was checked 100 percent of the time when I purchased alcoholic beverages; surprised because I am 57 years of age. After inquiring about the checks with one of the waitresses, I was told it is state law in Tennessee to check the identification of every purchaser. They like and support the law because it left no possibility of error or discrimination (embarrassment of misinterpreting a person’s age on appearance). This does not mean some underage purchasers trickle through because of false identifications, but she expressed the importance of training that helps to recognize a false identification. Perhaps it is time the state of Maryland adopted such a law? I suspect compliance by businesses in thwarting underage access to alcoholic beverages would jump dramatically. It would be easy to scan a restaurant or bar and see that identifications are checked before service. With a law such as this, Maryland can toughen penalties for violations as there will be no more excuses for not checking a patron’s identification.

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Continued from Page A-1 turned to school after the Labor Day weekend. He has mild asthma, she said, and this was the first time his normal treatment couldn’t get it under control so she took him to an urgent care center. “This time, even after two treatments in one day, he had this barking cough like a seal and he just sounded awful,” she said. Kaiser said she doesn’t know if her son reacted to the mold or the cleaning the agents the school used. Some teachers found a few spots of mold when they returned from summer vacation on Aug. 21 and 22, but the spots did not seem to be a cause for a concern, Connors said. The school was cold with a lot of moisture that made the floors damp, Connors said, so staff used dehumidifiers, opened doors and raised the thermostats. Then they returned from the Labor Day weekend. “It was pretty intense,” she said. The day after Labor Day, after the kids left, a school system mold remediation team cleaned the building until around 3 a.m., she said. The next day a few more classrooms had mold, she said, bringing the total to about 30 affected classrooms. The staff lounge, two offices and the art room were also affected. The school sent a letter

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home in both English and Spanish to families on Sept. 6, Connors said, and a meeting was held for parents and school staff to discuss the issue on Sept. 16. Days after the meeting, PTA president Mindy Kassaraba — whose son has recently experienced flare ups of eczema — said parents still don’t know what kind of mold was found and what cleaning products were used. She also felt the school system was responding too slowly. Kassaraba said some parents are considering legal action. Connors said “higher-ups” in the school system were informed of the potential for a lawsuit. “I think if anything it’s a reflection of the desire for parents to have more communication,” she said. Several parents voiced the concern that the school’s Spanish-speaking families were not receiving enough information. Connors said the school started drafting its letter on Sept. 4 and she wasn’t sure it could have sent the letter to parents any sooner than it did. “Upon reflection, we certainly could have tried to get it out sooner,” she said. Connors said she thinks the school “missed the boat” when it came to helping parents get answers to their health concerns but that she was trying to set up a meeting for parents and a county health department representative. As of Monday, about 20 parents had joined a mold task force,

said Craig Sharman, the group’s chair. Sharman, who has a second-grader and a fourth-grader at the school, said the task force was in the process of scheduling a meeting with Connors. “There’s a lot of angst within

the parents about the health of the kids,” he said. “Without regular communication, it makes it even worse.” Parents also want the school to share its plan should a similar situation arise in the future, said

Heidi Lovett, another Rolling Terrace parent. Song said the school will see several steps of work to replace old equipment. While they have already been repaired, a few HVAC con-

vary too much, said David Dise, director of the county’s Division of General Services. The cracks will be repaired and the modified concrete will be used as a uniform overlay. Dise told the council the concrete needed to be poured when temperatures are 40 degrees or higher. Whether the December deadline can be met is a gamble

on weather and lining up the work that needs to be done. “I don’t know if this is too aggressive a schedule. We will have to see,” Lunsford said. First Foulger-Pratt will have to find a subcontractor skilled in latex-modified concrete to do the work. Lunsford said Wagman — a York, Pa., company that specializes in latex modified concrete — has consulted

with the ad hoc working group on the project. The weekly meeting of that working group has been canceled for Thursday because many members of the group are heading to Chicago to visit the lab KCE used to perform testing on the project’s concrete. That testing determined the compression strength of the concrete used in the project,

Lunsford said. Washington, D.C.-based KCE Structural Engineers, hired by the county to review the project, found serious problems with the design, construction, concrete strength, concrete testing accuracy and adherence to fire codes at the center. This week the working group would have discussed the Notice to Proceed.

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trols that had malfunctioned will be replaced within a month, Song said. More comprehensive renovation will take place within a year, Song said. The school is scheduled to see new boilers and chillers in several years. Given the number of buildings in the school system, Song said, mold growth is not unusual and similar cases have occurred in the past. However, the school’s problems with its HVAC system point to a larger issue, he said, as the school system is also dealing with “an extensive amount of backlog” when it comes to replacing outdated HVAC equipment, he said. The Montgomery County Council turned down a request from Superintendent Joshua P. Starr that would have put about $11.5 million toward HVAC systems. School system spokesman Dana Tofig said, however, the school system is not blaming the County Council. “If we’d gotten that money last year, we may still have had the problem at Rolling Terrace,” he said. Much of the school system’s focus has been directed toward adding classrooms to accommodate its growing enrollment, Tofig said. “Now we are reaching the point where the infrastructure needs are crying out for attention,” said state Sen. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Dist. 20) of Silver Spring. lpowers@gazette.net

Lunsford said the issue will become a legal matter if Foulger-Pratt refuses to comply with the county’s notice. “Our position is the work as currently configured is unsatisfactory and therefore they would be in a state of default,” Lunsford said. kbrick@gazette.net


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Continued from Page A-1 square feet of new development would rival the size of Chevy Chase’s JBG Co.’s ongoing $270 million renovation of the 935,000-square-foot Department of Health and Human Services Parklawn Building in Rockville. The new projects follow on ambitious county plans to develop a life sciences village, including 7 million square feet of office and retail space and 5,360 residential units on 300 acres of combined private and public land in White Oak. The proposal is central to the White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan that the Montgomery County Planning Board recommended for approval by the County Council on Thursday. Combined, the county’s publicprivate projects represent a major economic development investment by Montgomery taxpayers. They dwarf the largest single private project underway, the transformation of the former Mid-Pike Plaza in Rockville into a 3.5 million-square-foot mixed use complex that will combine retail, residential and office space. But the scale of county government development plans also underscores the fact that a recent building boom by federal agencies is winding down and there is a relative dearth of private office construction in the pipeline to take up the slack. CBRE reported in June that the fed-

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Continued from Page A-1 council’s Maryland chapter and a co-chair of the coalition — said the initiative is not asking for special rights. “We’re only asking for equal rights,” she said. Montgomery County Councilman George Leventhal (D-At large) of Takoma Park, another speaker at the press conference, said Muslim students and their families focused on academic

eral General Services Administration will dump almost 2 million square feet of vacant office space on the Montgomery County market by 2014. At the same time, there are no private tenants growing fast enough to fill all the space left empty by consolidations and relocations of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and National Cancer Institute. That makes county proposals for redeveloping the Wheaton and Silver Spring properties all that more important after almost a decade of starts and halts to plans for redevelop the two sites. The Wheaton and Silver Spring projects revive Bozzuto’s partnership with the county. In 2009, Leggett floated the idea of moving the Wheaton Library a few miles south to the Mid-County Regional Services Center site, which sits at the Metro station. It would have been an add-on to Bozzuto’s planned 575,000-square-foot complex, which would have included a new county office building and residential or hotel space. Bozzuto dropped out of the publicprivate Metro project in 2009 after failing to find a lead tenant for the office building. B.F. Saul of Bethesda signed on to the project in July 2010 and was developing plans for as much as 900,000 square feet of office space, a 120-room hotel, 250 residential units, 40,000 square feet of retail-flex space and parking.

achievement face a conflict their Christian and Jewish counterparts do not when it comes to holiday observance. Leventhal said he would face the same conflict if county public schools did not close on some Jewish holidays. “If school was in session on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur, it would be a conflict,” said Leventhal, who later added his son will stay home on Oct. 15 in support of the initiative. Samira Hussein, a co-chair of the coalition, said she wants

But the firm walked away last year, when the council decided that developing the Metro bus bay site would take too much time and money to complete. Similarly, the planning commission had an ambitious plan to redevelop its current headquarters at 8787 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring long before Leggett embraced the notion of relocating the offices to Wheaton. The planning board approved a public-private venture for a two-building project that would have included 158,000 square feet of office space and 300 residential units. But the council balked at its $69 million price tag and the plan has been dormant since 2009.

Glenmont developer offers to pay for traffic changes The Montgomery County Planning Board has approved preliminary plans to build a 2.5 million-squarefoot mixed-used project on the site of an aging apartment complex that sits opposite the Glenmont Metro station, but not before experiencing a Homer Simpson “D’oh!” moment when members were reminded just how bad traffic already is in the neighborhood. During evening rush hour, gridlock often occurs there because the bad synchronization of traffic lights stalls cars leaving a Metro garage and turning north on Georgia Avenue, explained Marc Lewis-DeGrace, a county transportation planner. There is a “delay of 2,000 seconds,

to see the school system “respect the tradition and culture of every member of the community.” “We’re tired of watching our kids forced to choose between their faith and education,” said Hussein, whose children went through the county school system and who has worked on the issue for decades. Montgomery County Board of Education member Philip Kauffman (At-large) of Olney said in a recent interview that the school system can only close schools when it has evidence of

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 s which is roughly half an hour,” he said “But this is also a quirk of the synchro software, where once it sees delays, those delays increase exponentially.” So traffic tends to shut down around the new garage at Georgia and Glenallan avenues, which is where developers Westpath Real Estate of Chevy Chase and Buchanan Partners of Gaithersburg want to tear down the 352-unit Privacy World garden apartment complex and replace it with a mixed-use complex that would include 1,325 apartments, 225 town houses and 90,000 square feet of retail space. Redevelopment of the 1960s-era garden apartment complex is so far the only plan that has emerged under the new proposed Glenmont master plan approved by the planning board. State and county transportation departments have considered ways to mitigate the garage gridlock but no decisions have been made. That prompted planning board members to debate whether to require the Privacy World developers to pick up the tab for repainting road lanes dedicated to cars making right and left turns or revamping the traffic light synchronization, which county planners concluded long ago contributes to traffic jams from Olney to Silver Spring. “Basically, this was caused by the county putting the garage on the other side of the highway and now anybody who wants to develop there is stuck with this traffic problem,” planning commission member Norman Dreyfuss said.

student or staff absences high enough to impact instruction. The school system will monitor absences this year, he said, though past studies in recent years have not indicated a “discernible trend.” Schools close on Christian holidays such as Christmas and Good Friday under state law. Chief Operating Officer Larry Bowers said the school system added Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur based on low attendance from Jewish teachers and

Commission member Casey Anderson said the situation was “even more perverse” because the traffic jams are “caused by people who are coming from somewhere else.” But Chairwoman Françoise Carrier said that’s how the issue of traffic mitigation has always worked under county policy. “People are always mitigating for other people’s traffic because they have to take into account background traffic, whether it’s caused by government decision or by the developers,” she said. But not under the county’s new subdivision staging policy, which held that the Privacy World application met traffic impact standards, Lewis-DeGrace said. Even so, the developers agreed to pay for lane and light changes. “We’d be willing to cooperate with whatever government agencies we’d need to do that,” said attorney Steven A. Robins, representing the developer. That is, assuming county and state transportation officials ever get around to deciding what to do about the garage gridlock. As approved, the preliminary plan would allow the developers to build up to 485 residential units and 4,000 square feet of commercial space in the first stage. The second stage would be delayed until either a planned interchange two blocks south makes the intersection of Randolph Road and Georgia Avenue function at an acceptable level.

students on the holidays. Since then, Bowers said, case law has arisen that lets districts close schools only for secular purposes. The school system recognizes both Muslim holidays by declaring them nontesting days and giving Muslim students excused absences. Samantha Kamal — a sophomore at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg and president of the school’s Muslim Student Association — said she stays home from school on the Eids and that most of her friends who celebrate the holidays choose the same.

Missing school results in “a ton of makeup work the next day,” said Kamal, who attended the conference with two friends. Najwa Kareem of Gaithersburg said that when she was a student in the county school system, her parents let her and her siblings decide whether to go to school on the holidays or not. Kareem said it was hard for her to miss class but that she felt guilty when she didn’t stay home with her family. “I felt this feeling of unrest because this is my holiday,” she said. lpowers@gazette.net

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Born and raised in Baltimore, Warren Wolf was introduced to music at a very young age. “It really came through my father, Warren Wolf Sr.,” Wolf said. “He is a

retired Baltimore City public school teacher, but he played music on the weekends. Just like any child, I would say, when they see their parents doing something that looks fun, I saw my dad playing vibes and various percussion instruments. So I started copying him.” For Wolf, copying his father playing the vibraphone lead to lessons, albums and performances, such as the one

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andy Hackett has built a sort of show business empire bringing the music, charisma and comedy of Las Vegas’ most enduring showmen back to the stage. And still, it is p particularly uncanny when he says “Hello” in his father’s voice. “I might slip into Buddy at any time,” he said of the iconic inflection belonging to the late comedian and star of screens large and small. “We’re rehearsing.” The production in prep — “My Buddy,” a

one-man show starring Sandy Hackett as his father, and directed by Sandy’s wife and producing partner, Lisa Dawn Miller — will open with previews in Los Angeles at the end of the month, prior to the launch of its official run in Ohio in late October. The homage, Hackett said, was born backstage, as he and his crew from “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack” — which comes to Strathmore on Friday — would gather to exchange stories of old Hollywood. “I’d say, ‘Here’s another story about my

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Warren Wolf will be playing the Mansion at Strathmore on Friday. He says, “With this record, ‘Wolfgang,’ I wanted to showcase the beauty of the vibes and how classical music can be mixed with jazz. ….”

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The BlackRock Center for the Arts is an “undiscovered jewel” that some people may not yet know about, said Executive Director Krista Bradley, who has plenty of ideas about how to change that. “Upcounty is definitely growing by leaps and bounds …. but BlackRock is not necessarily seen as a social and cultural destination,” she said. “We want to encourage people to do more of that.” The center is located in a complex of restaurants, stores and a library in the Germantown Town Center. “Arts play a role in bringing people together,” said Bradley.

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dad, [and] here’s another one,’” Hackett mused. The time, he said, was right. The Rat Pack revue, in fact, now in its fifth year and about to embark on its 2013-14 national off-Broadway tour, owes its heart and soul to dear old dad. “Buddy was a part of that group,” said Miller about those sultans of self-assured swagger, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. “He performed

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Documentary film director Ben Kalina has always loved going to the beach, but he doesn’t think beach areas are good places to build, especially now, with seas rising because of climate change. Kalina’s feature-length documentary “Shored Up” takes a close look at the issue. “It’s about what kinds of things can [happen] when we settle in places that aren’t very hospitable to developers,” he said. “Shored Up” is the first of five documentaries, plus

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Author Ismet Prcic and his book “Shards.”

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Words and ‘Shards’ Ismet Prcic, winner of The Writer’s Center’s McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize, will read from his highly acclaimed debut novel “Shards” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda. Born in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Prcic immigrated to America in 1996. His work has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Bat City Review, Faultline, Prague Literary Review and other online journals, and he was the recipient of a 2010 NEA Award for fiction. The reading is free. For more information, visit www.writer.org.

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Jacques of all trades October at the MAA Gallery will showcase the works of featured artist Jacques Bodelle. The exhibit opens Tuesday at the gallery in the Westfield Wheaton Mall, and continues to Nov. 3. An opening reception is scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Oct. 6. Bodelle, who works in styles ranging from abstract and figurative to still life, and media spanning watercolors to oil, trained as an engineer and geologist in France, lending an occasional architectural aesthetic to his work. For more information, visit www.montgomeryart.org.

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Ave., Takoma Park. Featuring works by artists Karen Abromaitis, Lindsay Abromaitis-Smith, Sheila Blake and John Guernsey, the exhibit celebrates the creative spirit of the Takoma Park community. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.takomaparkmd.gov/arts.

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IN THE ARTS DANCES Hollywood Ballroom, Sept. 25, free International Waltz Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom at 8:15 p.m. ($16); Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, Tea Dance from 12:30–3:30 p.m. ($6), Sept. 27, Drop in lessons from 7:30-9 p.m., West Coast Swing Dancing with Dance Jam Productions at 9 p.m. ($15); Sept. 29, free Tango lesson at 7 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8 p.m. ($16); Oct. 2, free International Quickstep Routine lesson at 7:30 p.m., Social Ballroom Dance at 8:15 p.m. ($16), 2126 Industrial Highway, Silver Spring, 301-326-1181, www.hollywoodballroomdc.com Glen Echo Park is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Blues, Capital Blues: Thurs-

days, 8:15 beginner lesson, 9-11:30 p.m. dancing to DJs, Glen Echo Park’s Spanish Ballroom Annex, $8, www.capitalblues.org. Contra, Sept. 27, George Marshall with Wild Asparagus, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 p.m. dance, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $10, www.fridaynightdance.org. Contra & Square, Sept. 29, Wild Asparagus, 7:30 p.m., Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, $12 for general, $9 for members, $5 for students, www.fsgw.org. English Country, Sept. 25, Caller: Joseph Pimentel, 8 p.m., Glen Echo Town Hall (upstairs),

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Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, call for prices, www. imtfolk.org. Strathmore, Afternoon Tea, 1 p.m. Sept. 25; BSO: Thibaudet Plays Bernstein, 8 p.m. Sept. 26; Warren Wolf and the Wolfpack, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show, 8 p.m. Sept. 27; National Philharmonic: Beethoven’s Eternal Masterworks, 8 p.m. Sept. 28, call for venue, Locations: Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda; Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-5815100, www.strathmore.org.

ON STAGE Adventure Theatre, “Goodnight Moon,” to Oct. 27, call for prices, times, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, 301-634-2270, www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. Do or Die Mysteries, TBA, 6:30 p.m. buffet, 7:30 p.m. show, $47.50 buffet and show, Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, 443-422-3810, www. doordiemystery.com Imagination Stage, “Lulu and the Brontosaurus,” Sept. 25 to Oct. 27, call for prices, times, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, www.imaginationstage.org Olney Theatre Center, Bedlam

Theatre presents “Hamlet” and “Saint Joan,” to Oct. 20, call for prices, times, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, 301-924-3400, www.olneytheatre.org. The Puppet Co., “Totally Tiny Tots,” to Oct. 13; Tiny Tots @ 10, select Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, call for shows and show times, Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park’s North Arcade Building, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $5, 301634-5380, www.thepuppetco.org. Round House Theatre, Bethesda, “This,” Oct. 9 to Nov. 3, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. 240-644-1100, www. roundhousetheatre.org. Round House Theatre, Silver Spring, “Agnes Under the Big Top,” presented by Forum Theatre, to Sept. 28, call for show times, 8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, $15 for general admission, $10 for subscribers, patrons 30 and younger and seniors, 244-6441100, www.roundhousetheatre. org. Silver Spring Stage, Paula Vogel’s “The Baltimore Waltz,” to Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. www.ssstage.org. The Writer’s Center, First Novel Prize Winner: Ismet Prcic, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, 301-654-8664, www. writer.org.

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Composer Jacques Offenbach loved to make fun of French nobles and officials in the mid-1800s, and his insight into pretense, pomposity and hypocrisy still ring true today in hilarious ways. That’s why the laughs keep coming in the Bel Cantanti Opera Company’s production of Offenbach’s 1858 operetta, “Orpheus in the Underworld” (“Orphée aux Enfers”). “It takes a very satirical view on morality,” said Katarina Souvorova, a Russian-born vocal coach at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., who founded Bel Cantanti in 2003. “The music is terrific,” she

said about the training it offers to aspiring opera singers and Offenbach’s rousing “galop” at the end that later become associated with the exuberant cancan at the Moulin Rouge. “Orpheus in the Underworld” will run Friday and Sunday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville and on Oct. 6 at the Randolph Road Theater in Silver Spring. The dialogue is spoken in English, and the lyrics are sung in French with English subtitles projected on a screen. “It’s important for students to get the experience, and important to open the doors for them,” said Souvorova, who first presented “Orpheus in the Underworld” in June at Catholic University. She said she is looking for venues in Montgomery County to present future summer season productions, which are a chance

for students to perform and also work with professionals. “I wanted a comedy, and it’s a very good ensemble opera — there are smaller roles for gods and goddesses,” said Souvorova. She and director Guillaume Tournaire adapted Offenbach’s two-act version of his four-act operetta and added back in some arias to give the performers more chances to sing. “Euridice hits a high E — it’s the role every soprano dreams about,” she said. First presented by Offenbach in 1858 and now rarely performed, it is considered the first European operetta, and it predates the Gilbert and Sullivan shows that debuted decades later in London. Offenbach’s operetta is based on Christoph von Gluck’s serious 1762 opera “Orfeo ed Euridice,” which tells the story of Orpheus, a beguiling musician, who descends into hell to retrieve his wife Euridice but loses her after disobeying an order not to look back at her.

Offenbach set his comedic version to the mid-1800s and instead took “a very satirical view on morality,” Souvorova said. Orpheus and Euridice are supposed to love each other, but she hates his violin playing and instead loves a shepherd who is really Pluto, while Orpheus is in hot pursuit of a nymph. A character named Public Opinion steps in from time to time to remind Orpheus about social propriety, which of course falls on deaf ears. “You can do anything as long as you don’t get talked about,” Tournaire said. Meanwhile the gods — including Diana, Mercury, Venus and Mars — behave no better than he mortals, carousing and philandering as if there were no tomorrow. “They’re bored with nectar and ambrosia ... they’re all so bored with the perfect life,” said Souvorova, which is why they follow Jupiter to the underworld to find Euridice, who captures his fancy.

“Jupiter is supposed to be the boss, the king, but actually he’s a very vain person,” said Souvorova. “Nobody’s perfect, and there are no good or bad characters,” she said. Tournaire, who grew up in New Orleans bilingual, translated the French libretto into English, striving to capture the humor rooted in Offenbach’s French. The operetta is also full of nuance and allusion, he said. Hidden, for example, in a section about the revolt of the gods to take off for the underworld, there are hints of “La Marseillaise.” “Offenbach was like Mozart — if someone told him not to do something, he’d do it,” laughed Tournaire. The music is a challenge, and so is the acting and the need for comic timing, he said. “I’m glad it’s comedic, because it give you a chance to work on the acting part,” said Jenna Babyak, a master’s student in voice at Catholic Uni-

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A writer’s life: McLaughlin’s latest draws parallels from childhood Chevy Chase author publishes eighth novel

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The defining perspective in octogenarian Ann L. McLaughlin’s fiction often comes from a youngster. “A child’s voice has a kind of clarity,” the Chevy Chase author said. “The innocence and vulnerability help me tell the story.” McLaughlin’s eighth novel, “Amy & George,” was published this month by John Daniel and Company, a small press in California. Nine-year-old Amy and her father George alternate as narrators. As has been the case in most of McLaughlin’s work, the story had an autobiographical impetus. Amy, she said, is based on her recollection of her childhood self, although, “Amy is much nicer and brighter than I was.” The novel also reflects McLaughlin’s fascination with father-daughter

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ON SCREEN/IN PERSON n Where: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown n Tickets: $8 (includes film and panel discussion with filmmaker) n When: September 2013 through April 2014 n Sunday: “Shored Up.” A look at coastal development and its environmental costs. n Oct. 18: “Furever.” A look at the dimensions of grief experienced by people who lose their pets, an in some cases try to preserve them after death. n Nov. 15: “Mr. Cao Goes to Washington.” The story of a political rookie, VietnameseAmerican Joseph Cao of New Orleans, who won a seat in Congress.

relationships. “I, too, had an absent father, even more so than George,” she said. George’s career echoes her dad’s, from serving as dean of Harvard Law School to becoming involved with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. Fiction allowed the author to modify her history. “I made this a gentler [fatherdaughter] relationship,” McLaughlin said, explaining McLaughlin that such rapport “might have helped me, and I think it’s what my father would have wanted.” No such negative issues existed for McLaughlin’s late husband and their daughter, who “worked and wrote together.” Similarly, McLaughlin’s younger sister, with whom she continues to be close, “had it slightly easier [with our father]. She wasn’t expecting as much.” McLaughlin also used a child’s voice

in her third book, “Sunset at Rosalie,” and her fourth, “The House on Q Street.” Writing has long been the core of McLaughlin’s life. After reading Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” at age 10, she announced to her family that she would be a writer. “Writing was respected and encouraged in my family,” she recalled. Perpetuating her mother’s habit, McLaughlin has kept a journal since her teenage years. “It’s depressing,” she noted about rereading old entries. “The same problems keep coming up.” For some 25 years, McLaughlin has offered eight-week novel writing workshops at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. This year, she is retooling the class, which will begin in late October, calling it “Transcending the Memoir.” “I’ll ask them to bring in some personal letters, see if we can get something started,” she said. A founding member of the 37-yearold nonprofit, McLaughlin also sits on its board. “Despite lots of changes, the center is thriving, offering 45 courses a semes-

Interested in environmental issues since he was 10 years old, he was a producer of “A Sea Change,” a 2010 documentary about the acidification of the ocean. “Shored Up” was shot in the community of Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island, a barrier island off the coast of New Jersey, that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Locations also include the Outer Banks of North Carolina, which are also barrier islands. Communities sometimes try to replenish beaches by dredging sand from the sea bottom to fortify the eroding beach, Kalina said, but that can lead to unintended consequences. The practice can create sharp dropoffs in the sea bottom and also cause waves to break on shore instead of in

the water, changing the natural ecology of the beach, he said. Also a major issue is the public cost of replacing damaged buildings close to the ocean. “Developers go into this with their eyes wide open,” said Kalina. “It’s about who’s taking the risk for private investment properties,” he said. Each of the five other screenings will also include a visit by the filmmaker and a panel discussion about the issues raised in the film. “It’s an opportunity to engage the community, not just have people leave afterward,” said Lynne Kingsley, director of marketing and communications for the BlackRock Center. vterhune@gazette.net

n Feb. 16: “The Exquisite Corpse Project.” The dynamics of artistic collaboration are explored when five writers create a film by each writing 15 pages of script based on the previous writer’s last five pages. n March 21: “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.” Interviews with actress Lynda Carter, activist Gloria Steinem and others offer their own take on the male-dominated superhero genre. n April 10: “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP.” A history of the AIDs Coalition to Unleash Power, which focused mainstream attention on the AIDs crisis. n For information: 301-5282260, www.blackrockcenter. org/events/category/ performances/film.

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Continued from Page A-13 BlackRock kicks off the 2013-14 season on Saturday with a visit by the New Jersey pop-rock group Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools. The band is one of 39 performing groups that not only represent an increase in number over last year, but also an increase in the range of genres and cultural backgrounds, offering visitors many different choices. “National research shows that people don’t like to be pigeon-holed,” said Bradley. “We’re proud of the diversity of the music of different types of arts and cultures, given the diversity of the area we’re serving,” she said. There will also be more opportunities for audience members “to get up close and personal with the artists,” she said. More than a dozen groups will meet with audiences for free workshops, master classes and talks. “We’re trying to get a rich experience beyond just the performance,” she said. The first songwriters workshop is with Red Molly, an Americana/folk trio, which

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Filmmakers Ben Kalina and Jen Schneider shoot footage for director Kalina’s “Shored Up,” a film about the environmental effects of shorefront development. The movie’s screening on Sept. 29 kicks off a series of six independent films being shown through April at the BlackRock Center for the Performing Arts in Germantown.

will meet with audience members before its performance on Oct. 4. The workshop is free but reservations are required. Also in the works are special events, such as a Scotch tasting (for an additional fee) to accompany the Oct. 25 performance by Scottish singer Julie Fowlis. Fowlis sang several songs in the Disney/Pixar animated movie “Brave” about a Highland princess. She will also host a workshop before her second performance on Oct. 26. Post-performance talks are also scheduled for well-known local swing and jazz vocalist Catharine Russell, as well as singer, songwriter and saxophonist Grace Kelly. “We wanted to bring a lot of debut artists who haven’t been to BlackRock before,” Bradley said. Kelly was a semi-finalist at the Thelonius Monk International jazz Vocalists Competition at the Kennedy Center. “She’s a prodigy,” Bradley said. “We’re looking for artists who are young or changing the form … who are probably pushing the boundaries a little bit,” she said. Scheduled for Feb. 1 is Chelsea Green and the Green Project. Classically trained, Green plays jazz, R&B, funk,

rock and soul, plus original tunes, on an acoustic violin. “She breathes new life into classical music as well as popular music,” Bradley said. Also on the schedule is an Americana group, The Stray Birds, performing on May 2. “They have fabulous tight harmonies and beautiful voices,” Bradley said. Meanwhile, tickets remain affordable, ranging from $14 to $45. “It’s really great to have music at a reasonable price,” said Bradley. New this year is a maximum ticket price of $14 for any event for anyone who is 17 and younger. “We’re trying to break down barriers to attendance,” she said. Finishing the season on May 11 are “The Hit Men,” whose members sang with the likes of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James and The Shondells, Jim Croce and Carly Simon. “They’re a fun group, it’s a fun way to end the season,” said Bradley. For a full calendar of performances, including ticket prices, photos and videos of the performers, visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

Baltimore.” Wolf admits that some people tend to flock to the saxophone or the trumpet when it comes to playing blues and jazz. Wolf’s father, a vibraphonist, thought it would be better for his son to pick a different instrument. “Once he knew that I was good, he said, ‘OK, what instrument can I put my son on that will take him somewhere else? Something that’s different?’” Wolf said. “We landed on the vibes. At the same time, I studied the drums and piano, which I still play to this day. I still play drum gigs and piano gigs. The vibraphone is the one that took hold of me.” Although Wolf can play several in-

struments, he wishes he could play the upright bass a little better. “I wish I could play that thing really well,” Wolf said. “I wish I could play it like my quote-unquote boss Christian McBride. The upright bass is very hard to play. It’s very demanding and it’s one of those instruments that you just have to continuously practice all the time.” Wolf just released his second record, “Wolfgang,” on the Mack Avenue label. The first album, according to Wolf, was simply to let people know he was there. “The first album, was simply called ‘Warren Wolf,’” said Wolf. “The statement that I wanted to make with that

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ter,” she said proudly. “And I feel I’m getting better as a teacher.” “Writing is a way of thinking,” she said, noting that she tries to transmit the kind of commitment it takes to be a writer to her students. McLaughlin writes six days a week, 9 a.m. to noon — preceded by meditation and a swim. Thoroughly researching the historical context is mandatory. For “Amy & George,” her sources included C.L. Sulzberger’s “World War II,” and Marc McCutcheon’s “Everyday Life From Prohibition Through World War II.” And, she cautions her charges, the process can be lengthy. It took 3 1/2 years to write “Amy & George,” which she said is “about average” for her. Making predictions about her new students amuses McLaughlin. “It’s a fascinating mystery each time, figuring out who is going to work at it, and who will be gone in two weeks,” she said. For much of her career, McLaughlin has belonged to a writer’s group; the latest incarnation has four female members, all published, who get to-

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Continued from Page A-13 with them and hung out with them.” Rat Pack tributes are a dime a dozen, but what makes Hackett’s show a particular penny from heaven, said Miller, is that he knew them — each of them — personally. “Sandy has a history with these guys. Joey Bishop was Uncle Joey to him,” she said about the funny man and longtime Hackett family friend. “... Who better to convey that [chemistry] to an audience than someone who grew up with them?” To a preteen Hackett, the lauded Kings of Cool ripping it up on the Las Vegas strip were more akin to pals over to the house for poker night, not the indelible “Ocean’s 11” symbols practically synonymous with the game. “When you’re a child, you don’t know they’re anything special,” he said. “They’re just your dad’s friends. It’s only as you get older you realize, ‘Oh, my friends’ dads aren’t doing this stuff.’” “I have a 7-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son,” Hackett continued. “And right now they’re just becoming cognizant of what their mother and I do.” Miller, too, is the daughter of industry royalty. Her father, famed Motown songwriter Ron Miller, is perhaps best known for penning a number of hits for Stevie Wonder, including “Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday,” “Someday at Christmas,” and “For Once In My Life,” the latter, not incidentally, having been covered by crooners from Old Blue Eyes to Tony Bennett. For the show, a sampling of approximately 390 previously unreleased songs by the elder Miller, recently discovered, join American Songbook and nightclub staples such as “Drink to Me Only,” “Come Fly With Me,” and “What Kind of Fool Am I” in a narrative finding the pallies placed back into contemporary rotation by the main announcer, God (a voiceover by Buddy Hackett, who recorded the role prior to his passing in 2003). The production, Miller said, attempts to recreate the seemingly effortless, boozy charm conjured in the halls of the Sands Hotel and Casino all those years ago; that lightning in a bottle of bourbon, or gin or bubbly that corkscrewed throughout a dining room filled with clinking glasses, glamour and laughter as Frank crooned, Dean swooned and Sammy showed up show business with a winning smile. Miller even gets in on the act, portraying a version of actress and onetime paramour of the Chairman of the Board, Ava Gardner, in “Frank’s One Love.” “A lot of tribute shows want to do a caricature of what [the era] was, and they bring out Marilyn Monroe,” Miller said. “But there was only one woman who truly captured his heart and was a huge part of his life, and that was Ava Gardner.” “It was really fire and ice,” Hackett said of the tumultuous relationship and subsequent marriage. “But in my opinion, it was the one true love of his life.” Also taking a more central role in Hackett’s love letter is his portrayal of friend and mentor Joey Bishop. record was to basically show the world that I could play … to show everybody that Warren Wolf was the next star on the vibes. “With this record, ‘Wolfgang,’ I wanted to showcase the beauty of the vibes and how classical music can be mixed with jazz. … We all know that when you listen to classical music, you hear these beautiful melodies, so I wanted to show a mix of the two and show how classical and jazz can coexist and, at the same time, showcase beautiful melodies.” Music is Wolf’s passion. After spending so much time learning different instruments over the course of his life, Wolf said he never really thought of

gether for serious talk about their work for two hours every month. She meets less regularly to work with a group of women who want to write about their experiences of coming to America. McLaughlin is in the early stages of a yet-untitled book set during the Korean War. Her protagonist is a painter, a “young woman uncertain about what to do with her life, with the war as metaphor,” but the cast of characters includes an “important” 10-year-old — “Pippa, a funny little girl who lives in the upstairs apartment. She loves to draw and joins the young woman while she paints.” The sparkle in McLaughlin’s eye as she talks about Pippa suggests that a young girl once again may have stolen her creator’s heart and defined her tale. McLaughlin will celebrate publication of “Amy & George” at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda, 301-654-8664. Mary Kay Zuravleff also will join McLaughlin at The Writer’s Center event, reading from her novel “Man Alive!”

SANDY HACKETT’S RAT PACK n When: 8 p.m. Friday n Where: Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda n Tickets: $20-$50 n For information: 301-581-5100, strathmore.org

Bishop, who appeared in several films with the trinity, and was the last surviving member of the order, historically took more of a behindthe-scenes role during the group’s onstage antics, penning jokes and considered by some a mascot. Here, he’s an ad-libbing engine for a two-act locomotive that does not pause for a breath, said Hackett. Upon arriving in town, Hackett scours the local newspapers for headlines to incorporate into the evening’s proceedings, in an effort to avoid pat “How did all of these people get in my room?” routines. “Like Joey Bishop, he allows for whatever is happening to become a part of the show — to be in the moment,” said Miller. “He’s the thread that holds the show together.” “A lot of people forget just what he did,” said Hackett. “If you look at those other shows, none of those shows have a Joey. No one seemed to understand what he did. But I understand what he did. Because I grew up with him.” Indeed, it was Bishop who planted the idea for the show with a single phone call. “The story is that one day Joey called Sandy up and said that HBO was doing a movie about The Rat Pack and he thought Sandy would be perfect to play him,” Miller recalled. “Sandy said, ‘Great, who do I call?’ And Joey said, ‘I dunno. Nobody called me.’” While Bishop’s influence on the 1998 HBO project was nil (the role ultimately went to Bobby Slayton), the fact that one of Hackett’s idols had hand-picked him sparked a concept, and then a creation, that continues this weekend in North Bethesda. But — Miller and Hackett are both quick to stress — it is not a tribute show, a term that, to them, calls to mind pale, impersonal imitation. “The focus [of our show] is on the essence, the camaraderie and the cohesiveness of what they did,” Hackett said. “... We’re trying to give you the savoir-faire and the charisma of these performers. You can’t be those guys. Those guys were those guys.” Asked if he’s gleaned anything new about Bishop and his father while stepping into their shoes, Hackett pauses. “They were just people,” he said. “With extraordinary talent.” “People think the Rat Pack era lasted a few years,” he continued. “It didn’t. It lasted 30 days. They were shooting a film called ‘Ocean’s 11’ on the Las Vegas strip, and Frank said, ‘We’ll shoot the film during the day and perform at the hotel at night and this is going to be fun.’” “And that’s what it was.” noravec@gazette.net trying anything other than music — except maybe space exploration. “I was a normal kid,” Wolf said. “I went to school and I went outside to play with my friends and things like that. I didn’t really have too much of an interest in, say, [trying] something else. I will say I wanted to be a fireman and an astronaut. Those are the two things I did want to be. I mean, there was nothing that I really wanted to try, like being on the baseball team or the football team. I wouldn’t have minded. I mean, it sounds fun now that I think about it, but I didn’t really think about that stuff too much then.” wfranklin@gazette.net


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At the college level, it might hold him back, but several teams have indicated a willingness to overlook Amankwah-Ayeh’s less-than-ideal measurables. Towson University, University of Delaware, James Madison University, Princeton University, Brown University and Harvard University have shown interest, though none have made an offer. “If I play hard, I’ll get a scholarship — I don’t really think about that,” Amankwah-Ayeh said. “It’s not something I really try to beat myself up about. Just play hard, it will come to me one day.”

Springbrook High School defensive end Alex Evans always knew he was athletic. From the time he began playing football at 6-years old, to now, in his senior year as a two-sport student-athlete (he also plays basketball). However, it wasn’t until this past summer when he realized the possibility of being a Division-I talent. After a 70-tackle and doubledigit sack season in 2012, the 6-foot7, 230-pound Evans attended the University of Maryland, College Park‘s instructional football camp in June. He caught the attention of multiple college coaches. He quickly received offers from East Carolina University and Old Dominion. He also received some interest from Maryland, Virginia and Wake Forest. “All the college coaches that have come through have been in love with his frame,” Springbrook coach Adam Bahr said. “I think they are committed to coaching him up.” On Aug. 12, Evans committed to play for the Pirates of East Carolina under coach Ruffin McNeill in Conference USA. Evans was recruited by ECU defensive line coach Marc Yellock. When Evans went to visit the school in June, he said he was instantly treated like family. “They welcomed me; treated me like I was their son,” Evans said. “I like the coaches, the coaching staff and the defensive coordinator [Rick Smith].” Evans was intrigued by how excited the coaches were to have him on the team and told him he

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School football coach Josh Singer was talking to college coaches during the offseason about senior running back/linebacker Nana Amankwah-Ayeh’s game film. “Everybody likes what they see,” Singer said. “And then they look at his numbers.” The college coaches couldn’t believe Amankwah-

Ayeh is so short (5-foot-11), so small (205 pounds) and so slow (4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash last spring, according Amankwah-Ayeh), because he plays much bigger on the field. “He just has a natural vision for where the football is going to go, whether it’s in his hands or he’s on defense,” Singer said. “And he can sometimes take routes that other guys wouldn’t be able to take, because he just sees it so quickly.” At the high school level, Amankwah-Ayeh’s size is no issue. He led Bethesda-Chevy Chase in tackles last season, and he’s leading the team in rushing this year.

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Lizzi Walsh had to start somewhere, and in volleyball it began with all-natural and raw power. As a tall and lanky eighth grader when she first picked up volleyball at Scott Zanni’s camp, she could smash a ball hard enough to grab the attention of her future coach. A few months later, she received a rare promotion as a freshman on the Col. Zadok Magruder High School girls’ volleyball team and by the middle of the season, she had earned herself a starting spot. “That was all I could really

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Sherwood High School running back Elijah Spottswood carries the ball against Gaithersburg during a Sept. 7 football game.

Elijah Spottswood and a few Sherwood High School football teammates were messing around in the gym during a July workout, taking running starts and jumping to touch the rim with one hand. Sherwood coach Chris Grier nervously watched, hoping Spottswood wouldn’t aggravate a knee injury that had sidelined him from April until that very day.

Finally, the first-year coach’s instincts took over, and he wanted to see what his healthy star player could do. “Take one step and grab it with two hands,” Grier told Spottswood. Spottswood had never done that before, but he took one step back, went forward and reached the rim with both hands. “He was so amped to be full tilt and be able to do whatever he wanted without any restrictions that he was bouncing off the walls,” Grier said. Spottswood is again bouncing off the walls, wishing he could make a bigger impact for

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Continued from Page B-1 she’s getting better,” Zanni said. “This kid works hard. The average kid says she loves the game, but [Walsh] takes it to a whole new level of love for the game. She sort of added something new to her game each year so she’s kind of an all-around player.” What’s more alarming than the sheer power and versatility Walsh brings to the court is the rate that she assembled her skill set. From a competitive standpoint, she hadn’t played volleyball prior to attending Zanni’s camp at the end of middle school. Yet by her freshman year, the coach had already deemed her varsityworthy.

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Continued from Page B-1 Sherwood (2-1). When he lines up at running back, opponents stack the box. At cornerback, teams throws to the other side of the field. As a returner, kickers and punters angle the ball away from him. “It’s really annoying, actually,” Spottswood said. “The reason it’s frustrating is because

“In the last 10 years I’d say I’ve had less than a handful of freshmen make the varsity team,” Zanni said. “They just generally don’t make it. You either got a lot of potential or you’ve played a lot of volleyball. It’s either one or the other. I saw a tall and athletic kid who has one of the strongest arms I’ve ever seen. She just destroys it when we get it to her.” So it began with the power for Zanni, too. And, make no mistake, it is her power that mainly gives teams fits. Over her first three seasons and eight matches into this one, Walsh has recorded 425 kills, fourth all-time for the school and just 100 shy from the Magruder record. This year, she is tops on the team by a long shot with 52 kills in just 106 swings, good for almost a 50 percent clip, and is

I need film, so I can play football at the next level.” Spottswood has received plenty of interest — Appalachian State University, Stony Brook University, Towson University, Wake Forest University, Temple University, University of Toledo, Old Dominion University, James Madison University, Boise State University, University of Kansas and Tusculum College — but no team has offered a scholarship. He at least takes solace that

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a good defensive player. If you can find a kid who can attack the ball and play defense like that, that’s something. That’s what we’re looking for in an outside hitter.” Walsh admits to being a little reluctant when Zanni first asked her to move from her spot in the middle over to the outside, where the best hitters will typically be slotted, but she soon realized that’s also the best showcase for that power she loves to break out. “I have the option to do more,” she said. “You get the chance to kind of take over more because you get a lot more swings.” And more swings for Walsh generally translates into more wins for Magruder.

his presence has helped Sherwood, even if he’s not directly responsible. With more balls coming his way, cornerback Alec Perez already has four interceptions this season. Running in relief of Spottswood at times, freshman running back Travis Levy has impressed Grier. “I love to see my teammates do well,” Spottswood said. “It also shows me that my opponents in the county respect me as an athlete, and they know what I can do.”

“I told myself, ‘You need to step your game up if you want to take football where you want to take it and not just let your dreams float away,’” Amankwah-Ayeh said. He dedicated himself to lifting weights and studying film in a bid to become a legitimate college prospect, and he became a starter as a junior.

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third on Magruder with eight aces. “She hurt us a lot over the years,” Sherwood coach Brian McCarty said. “I know that we’ve come out on top but just to watch her develop from kind of a timid player into someone who demands the ball and someone her teammates always look for, it has been fun. “Whenever she gets some swings early on it was, ‘Whoa, that girl is going to be good.’” When she’s not at the net, there’s a fair chance you can find her on the floor. Despite standing 6-feet, Walsh isn’t one to shy away from hitting the court in the name of saving a ball. “She’s six-foot tall and she’s on the floor as much as anyone,” Zanni said. “It’s rare to see someone so tall be such

coaching because he is a great competitor. “He is a good citizen,” Bahr said. “He gets good grades and I don’t think you would find anybody who would say anything negative about him.” Although Evans is rather reserved and is not a vocal leader, Bahr considers him a leader by example for the rest of the Blue Devils. “He’s very quiet so he leads with his play,” Bahr said. “He is not a real rah, rah guy.” Evans said one of his goals for this fall is to make the Maryland Crab Bowl, which is a postseason all-star game between Baltimore and D.C. area high school players. In order to prepare for the level of competition that Evans will face in the Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision, he plans to continue his dedication to keeping his body in shape in the weight room and will play again for the Blue Devils’ basketball team this winter.

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Springbrook High School’s Alex Evans attempts to tackle a Sherwood player on Friday.

Against Springbrook last week, Spottswood intercepted a pass, delivered a stiff arm and made a couple spin moves during a long return. He needed a breather, and Levy took the next handoff for a touchdown. When Levy returned to the sideline, Grier told him to thank Spottswood for setting up the score. “Elijah was certainly smiling to see that,” Grier said. Earlier in the game, Spott-

swood ate a couple granola bars on the sideline during a timeout. He suffers from Type-1 diabetes, and though he usually manages the disease by carefully monitoring his pregame eating, this was a rare instance of it affecting him during play. Usually, postgame cramps are the only footballrelated symptom. Now,the5-foot-10,190-pound speedster says everything, including his knee and diabetes, is back under control. So, his coach is

Now, Singer called Amankwah-Ayeh the team’s “heart and soul” and credited him with “creating a lot of positive energy.” But Amankwah-Ayeh says he takes losses especially hard. He isolates himself from his family — which dubbed him Nana, a common nickname for Ghanese children, so long ago that it

has essentially replaced his first name of Yaw — and broods in his room. Unfortunately for AmankwahAyeh, Bethesda-Chevy Chase has lost the past two weeks, falling to Walt Whitman and Thomas S. Wootton. Amankwah-Ayeh will have an opportunity to help Bethesda-Chevy Chase right the ship Friday at Seneca

devising ways to get him the ball more — for good reason. “He’s a kid that deserves his touches,” Grier said. “He works really hard, works hard in the offseason. So, he’s definitely going to continue to carry the load for us. “He’s a great athlete. He’s good at whatever he does. Put a basketball in his hands, he’s good at basketball. I’m pretty sure he can do whatever he wants.” dfeldman@gazette.net

Valley, and he said he’ll do it with the mindset that impressed those college coaches. “The next time I go out there to play football could be my last play ever,” Amankwah-Ayeh said. “So, I just want treat it like it’s my last.” dfeldman@gazette.net

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

Rank

School

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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

Record Points

3-0 60 3-2 54 2-1 47 3-0 43 3-0 33 2-1 30 2-1 25 3-0 20 3-0 12 2-1 5

Also receiving votes: Sherwood 1 point.

LEADERS Top rushers

Carries Dage Davis, Geo. Prep 59 Charles Lyles, Poolesville 65 Chris Dawson, G. Counsel 65 Khalil Wilson, Einstein 27 Perry Stefanelli, G. Counsel 74 Liam Duffy, R. Mont. 55 Zac Morton, Whitman 63 Kevin Joppy, Q. Orchard 47 Devonte Williams, Bullis 55 Solomon Vault, G’burg 39

Top passers

Cmp-Att. Sam Ellis, Wootton 66-101 Chuck Reese, Rockville 87-142 Mike Murtaugh, Q. Orch. 35-55 Renzo Farfan, R. Mont. 33-59 Nick DeCarlo, G’burg 23-38 Gaston Cooper, P. Branch 39-80 Raymond Burtnick, Blair 29-62 Evan Smith, Whitman 31-52 C. Hennessey, N’wood 41-77 S. Morningstear, Pooles. 29-46

Top receivers Jibri Woods, Wootton Joey Cornwell, Rockville Trevon Diggs, Wootton Anthony Albert, Rockville Louison Biama, Rockville Keon Paye, G. Counsel Darrell Blue, Blair William Tearney, G’burg Elliott Davis, Q. Orchard Javonn Curry, P. Branch

Catches 23 27 21 20 12 5 13 5 7 13

Yards 519 476 412 409 403 372 344 332 332 315

Avg. TDs 8.8 7 7.3 4 6.3 6 15.1 5 5.4 2 6.8 2 5.5 3 7.1 4 6.0 4 8.1 7

Yards 989 944 539 464 449 444 440 387 364 338 Yards 330 302 294 253 207 205 189 182 158 157

Int. TDs 2 9 4 10 1 7 2 6 1 0 3 3 5 5 3 2 2 2 4 2

Avg. TDs 14.3 2 11.2 3 14.0 5 12.7 3 17.3 1 41.0 3 14.5 2 36.4 0 22.3 2 12.1 2

Unbeatens collide on Saturday n

Northwest, Gaithersburg enter 3-0, outcome may determine postseason seeds

With Solomon Vault, arguably the state’s top running back, out for at least the rest of the game with an injury, Gaithersburg High School football coach Kreg Kephart addressed his team at halftime of Friday’s game against Clarksburg.

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Gaithersburg High School quarterback Nick DeCarlo looks for a receiver against Watkins Mill in the Sept. 16 football game.

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ter his X-rays were negative and Gaithersburg would not change its gameplan if Vault can’t play. The coach praised backup running backs Xaviyer Mosley and Mark Spencer, saying they would start on many area teams. Northwest is slightly more established. Its 20-13 win over Seneca Valley Friday is the only win over a currently ranked team this season by either team. In the process, Northwest learned more about its young quarterback.

“Everybody says this is a one-man team,” Kephart said. “This will be your chance to show that we’re more than just the Solomon Vault Trojans.” A 24-7 win reinforces the point, but the challenge gets tougher this week. No. 5 Gaithersburg plays No. 4 Northwest at 2 p.m. Saturday at Richard Montgomery High School in a matchup of 3-0 teams. Gaithersburg and Northwest haven’t both made the playoffs since 2006, each foiling the other’s plans at different times since. With both teams again firmly in the playoff mix this season, Saturday’s game will be crucial to postseason possibilities. Kephart said Vault is day-to-day af-

Super sophomore On Friday, Northwest coach Mike Neubeiser and his team had a great op-

Parity reigns supreme in Montgomery County boys’ soccer

For the past two seasons, the same frustrating occurrence has befallen Richard Montgomery High School’s girls’ soccer team when it matters most. In the playoffs, the Rockets have bowed out against a team they beat earlier in the regular season.

SOCCER NOTEBOOK BY NICK CAMMAROTA In 2012, Monica Tarzy’s club defeated Winston Churchill before losing to them, 3-0, in the first round of Class 4A West Region tournament. In 2011, the same thing happened, only that time it was a 3-1 loss against Clarksburg. This year, the Rockets are again off to a superb start — 4-0 in their first four matches — and Tarzy is hopeful her 2013 group will be the one to buck the trend. “I went to RM as a student and it seems like every year we usually get the worst draw when it comes to playoffs,” Tarzy said. “Usually the draw we get, we beat the team in the season but can’t when it really matters. It’s partly because I think the girls in the past have started to get drained and lose energy and focus. I think this year could be different.” Inspiring that sort of hope is a talented pair of captains. Tarzy was complimentary when speaking about both four-year varsity midfielder Jackie Page and three-year varsity midfielder Kayla Sukri. Tarzy said their leadership — everything from motivating their teammates, to organizing team events via Facebook and Twitter, to simply

Travis Mewhirter contributed.

Ken Sain

Nick Cammarota

Travis Mewhirter

Jennifer Beekman

Kent Zakour

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44-12 92-24

43-13 90-26

39-17 88-28

44-12 88-28

43-13 86-30

Seneca Valley Einstein Damascus Wootton Poolesville Sherwood Q. Orchard Blair Paint Branch Clarksburg DeMatha Bullis Wilson Annap. AC Avalon Wheaton Northwest

Seneca Valley Einstein Damscus Wootton Poolesville Sherwood Q. Orchard Blair Paint Branch Clarksburg DeMatha Bullis Wilson Landon Avalon Rockville Northwest

Seneca Valley Einstein Damascus Wootton Poolesville R. Mont. Q. Orchard Blair Paint Branch Clarksburg DeMatha Bullis Wilson Landon Avalon Wheaton Northwest

Seneca Valley Einstein Damascus Wootton Poolesville Sherwood Q. Orchard Springbrook Churchill Clarksburg DeMatha Bullis Wilson Landon Avalon Rockville Northwest

Seneca Valley Einstein Damascus Wootton Poolesville Sherwood Q. Orchard Blair Paint Branch Clarksburg DeMatha Bullis Wilson Landon Avalon Rockville Northwest

Seneca Valley Einstein Damascus Wootton Poolesville Sherwood Q. Orchard Blair Paint Branch Clarksburg DeMatha Bullis Wilson Landon Chavez Rockville Northwest

HOW THEY RANK Boys

Girls

n 1. Landon

n 1. Good Counsel

n 2. Good Counsel

n 2. Holy Cross

n 3. Walter Johnson

n 3. Bethesda-Chevy Chase

n 4. Northwest

n 4. Walt Whitman

n 5. Thomas S. Wootton

n 5. Winston Churchill

Boys’ soccer This was already pretty much a foregone conclusion before the year began, but boys’ soccer in Montgomery County is going to be wild. As the results pour in day after day, it consistently becomes apparent that nearly every team is capable of beating every other. It makes for a fantastic league for fans and many sleepless nights for

Whitman Wootton* Walter Johnson* B-Chevy Chase Churchill Kennedy

All Div.

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

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

PF PA

52 106 22 39 36 18

Montgomery 4A East Division Team

Paint Branch Sherwood Blair Blake Springbrook*

All Div.

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

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

42 14 93 63 72 75

PF PA

105 56 75 20 42

25 69 33 84 50

Montgomery 4A West Division Team

Northwest Gaithersburg Quince Orchard R. Montgomery Magruder Clarksburg*

All Div.

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

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

PF PA

115 26 84 14 84 13 82 90 38 114 38 56

Montgomery 3A Division Team

Damascus Seneca Valley Watkins Mill Einstein Rockville Wheaton Northwood

All Div.

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

PF PA

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

98 37 82 35 71 48 70 84 83 127 40 110 20 114

Montgomery 2A Independent Team

All

Poolesville

Team

Den Feldman

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inspiring hard work every day at training — has made a world of difference. “They’re really friendly and close with everyone on the team,” Tarzy said of her captains. “They’ve made it so that everyone feels like one unit as opposed to separate groups. Everyone is friends because of them. They’re the first ones out to practice, they hurry them along to get started and they always come mentally prepared.” Among the other early standout performers on the roster, junior Rowan Glass is picking up right where she left off last season and has five goals in four matches — games during which RM has outscored its opponents, 14-4. “We had the girls working hard on their own over the summer, which has made a huge difference in the attitude,” Tarzy said. “It’s really been a team effort so far this year.”

Team

2-1

All

PF

PA

PF

PA

63 48

Good Counsel 3-2 130 59 Bullis 2-1 55 62 Avalon 1-3 62 85 Georgetown Prep 1-3 76 133 Landon 0-2 14 38 * Includes forfeit result

Last week’s scores

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

Bethesda-Chevy Chase at Seneca Valley Einstein at Northwood Watkins Mill at Damascus Whitman at Wootton Poolesville at Walter Johnson Sherwood at Richard Montgomery Magruder at Quince Orchard Blair at Springbrook Churchill at Paint Branch Clarksburg at Blake Good Counsel at DeMatha John Carroll at Bullis Kennedy at Woodrow Wilson (D.C.) Landon at Annapolis Area Christian Chavez vs. Avalon Rockville vs. Wheaton Northwest vs. Gaithersburg

Montgomery 4A South Division

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portunity. With 8 minutes, 53 seconds remaining and possession of the ball with the game tied, the Jagaurs had a chance to end a losing streak to Seneca Valley that dated back to 2006. There was not a single student in the school who had seen the King’s Trophy glimmering from their own trophy case. With dual-threat quarterback Josh Gills in the fold, Neubeiser elected to hand the offense to sophomore quarterback Mark Pierce, entrusting him with the most important drive of Northwest’s season to date. Well, Pierce would get the job done. Over the next 15 plays, he threw eight passes, completed seven for 74 yards and drove his team the length of the field. He then completed the game-winning, 21yard touchdown pass to E.J. Lee. “It’s the biggest game of my life,” said Pierce, who finished 13-for-23 with 144 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and did not take a sack. “Our O-line did awesome. They allowed me to scramble, allowed people to get open, and that’s what happened with the big plays. We allowed receivers to get open and it was just a wonderful drive.”

STANDINGS

coaches. Through the season’s opening two weeks, only three clubs remain undefeated as of Sunday night: Gaithersburg, Northwest and Walter Johnson. Matches have (surprise) been tight, particularly in the 4A South Division where none of the six teams have scored or allowed more than 10 goals. First-year Sherwood coach Michael Kogok, whose team is 2-2-0 yet at the bottom of the 4A North standings, has witnessed the parity first-hand. “All the matches except for our [4-1] win against Seneca Valley have been tight contests,” Kogok said. “I’m encouraged. And I think the boys are starting to realize that we can play with anyone, but we can also lose to anyone.” Three of the Warriors’ four matches thus far have been 1-0 results, with Sherwood losing to Northwest and Bethesda-Chevy Chase by that score. Kogok said he’s been particularly impressed with the early play of juniors Ethan Carey and Sheriff Secka. “We’re not a team of superstars,” Kogok said. “It’s more a bunch of boys where I can go seven or eight deep and not worry about the pace changing. It’s a great group.” ncammarota@gazette.net

St. Paul’s 28, Landon 14 Watkins Mill 42, Wheaton 0 Einstein 48, Rockville 35 Quince Orchard 7, Damascus 6 R. Montgomery 31, W. Johnson 16 Wootton 41, Churchill 0 Northwest 20, Seneca Valley 13 Blake 20, Magruder 14 Gaithersburg 24, Clarksburg 7 Sherwood 22, Springbrook 15 Paint Branch 43, Kennedy 12 McDonogh 41, Geo. Prep 10 S. Hagerstown 36, Poolesville 13 Bullis 21, Spalding 14 Gonzaga 30, Good Counsel 20 Whitman 24, B.-Chevy Chase 0 Blair 28, Northwood 6 John Carroll 13, Avalon 8

BEST BET Good Counsel vs. DeMatha, 7 p.m. Friday at PG Sports & Learning in Landover. The last time the Falcons (3-2) lost three games in a season was 2005. The last time GC lost to rival DeMatha (4-1) was 2009. DeMatha is favored to end both streaks this week because of many three-year starters.


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Poolesville’s senior core inspires big hopes Holy Cross field hockey

remains the team to beat

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TRAVIS MEWHIRTER STAFF WRITER

Sarah Kenneweg admitted to having a little skepticism at first. So did Rosie Barry and Emily Agate. Sure, their Poolesville High School girls’ volleyball team was returning six seniors from a traditionally successful program while the rest of the county was suffering from heavy graduation losses, but there was still something amiss. Maybe it was early-season jitters or the uncertainty of how a few new faces would jell with the rest of the squad, but a trip to Deep Creek Lake, where coach Fran DuVall’s sister-in-law has a house, two weekends ago assuaged all fear. They hung out by the lake, individually speaking about their goals and where they wanted the team to be by the season’s end. That’s when Kenneweg said she realized that everybody had already bought in, even freshman Caroline Leng, who had been on the team for just a few weeks. “Not everyone played club in the spring so not a lot of people thought we’d be where we needed to be to contend for a state championship,” said Agate, who posted 19 kills in a threeday stretch during sweeps against Gaithersburg (11) and Quince Orchard (eight). “We’ve been working hard at bonding together and since some of us have been together so long we work so well together.” Even DuVall, who admits to being “generally one of those coaches who’s not overly-pleased with where we are,” said that she has been impressed with the leadership on her team. Each one of her six seniors has been on varsity since at least their sophomore year, several since their freshman campaigns as well. “When you have seniors who can articulate what we want, it makes it easier for the rest of the team to play to your strengths,” she said. “It’s particularly nice with this group because when they were sophomores and juniors they had to be leaders. They didn’t have a choice.” Now that the core of the team is comprised of seniors rather than under-experienced juniors and sophomores being asked to step up, DuVall said there is no lack of leadership or role models. It starts with Kenneweg, a four-year varsity libero with a verbal commitment to play for Seton Hall University. She’s the glue holding together an eclectic mix of six seniors, four juniors, two sophomores and a freshman. “She’s stronger, she’s quicker,

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n 2. Sherwood n 3. Damascus n 4. Poolesville n 5. Thomas S. Wootton

Golf

PREP NOTEBOOK

n 1. Walter Johnson

BY TRAVIS MEWHIRTER

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Poolesville High School’s Rosie Barry (back) hits the ball against Rockville on Thursday.

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Poolesville High School’s Sarah Kenneweg digs the ball against Rockville on Thursday.

she’s the best player in my gym, hands down,” DuVall said. “She knows the game and her skills and the way you can use her skills. She has so much range that she can use her skills on every inch of the court.” Gaithersburg coach Michele Staymates echoed that sentiment following her Trojans’ 3-0 loss to the Falcons, saying that “Poolesville is going to get better and better as the season goes on. What makes their team a great team is their libero and their setter.” With Kenneweg patrolling the

back, ensuring clean passes to the setters, it has made things easier for Barry and Agate to get their hits. And, so far at least, when Barry or Agate get their swings in, there hasn’t been much stopping them. “I love hitting,” Barry said. “And Emily is definitely one of the most improved players on our team. It’s great. We can run a lot of different sets that other teams don’t even know about.” Whatever sets they have been running, they seem to have been quite effective. As Agate has expanded her arsenal at the net, enabling the Falcons to open things up a bit more, she has also become something of a mentor for Leng, who stands 5-foot-11 and recorded eight kills in the win over Quince Orchard. “I’ve worked on transitioning a lot, moving around the net a lot more,” Agate said. “So I’ve been helping Caroline with that. I’m definitely more confident in the game setting than I was before, less nervous.” And, as a whole, the team is less nervous about the direction this season is headed. “We’re trying to be the loudest team in the gym,” Agate said. “I want other teams to remember how hard we worked, that we didn’t let a ball drop to the floor. I want teams to remember us.” tmewhirter@gazette.net

This fall, seven games into the season, a potential challenger has not emerged and the Tartans appear as strong as ever, giving up no goals yet in conference games, Since beginning WCAC play on Sept. 9 with a home game against St. Mary’s Ryken, Holy Cross has rattled off consecutive shutout wins, the most recent being a 3-0 victory over rival and fellow powerhouse Our Lady of Good Counsel. Goalie Kathleen Mauck has been untouchable, allowing the Tartans to outscore Ryken and Good Counsel by a combined 7-0 score prior to Monday’s tilt with Bishop Ireton, and senior defender Kristyn Gaines has done her part to ensure Mauck’s workload is fairly limited. “That’s the best I’ve ever seen [Gaines] play,” first-year coach Lindsey Weller said after the Tartans spoiled Good Counsel’s spirit week. “She took a little while to warm up but she’s completely out of her shell, she’s controlling the defense. It’s awesome. Our goalie had an unbelievable game. That’s the best I’ve ever seen her play so yeah, it was the best I’ve seen them play as a unit.”

Volleyball Mary Malinauskas said that her Thomas S. Wootton volleyball team is playing “much better than I anticipated” at the onset of the season. How well she expected them to play isn’t entirely clear, but it took three matches for anybody to even take a set from the Patriots, which Northwest finally did on Thursday. “We got a lot of kids stepping up all over the place,” she said on Sunday afternoon, three days after topping the Jags 25-22, 22-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-11. “The game with Northwest was great fun. It was one of those things where they got the determina-

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tion that they weren’t going to lose.” Apparently Damascus had that same determination on Friday when the Swarmin’ Hornets visited Jessica Tynes and Gaithersburg. As Northwest did to Wootton, the Trojans became the first team to pick up a set on No. 3 Damascus, but the hitting combination of Annika Schwartz (15 kills, 16 digs) and Madison Wyatt (16 kills) overwhelmed the hosts as Damascus won with a 15-4 final set victory to stretch their record to 4-0.

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Sherwood defeats Springbrook for its second straight win Football: Warriors’ defense leads the way in 22-14 victory n

BY

SAM SMITH

SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE

The Sherwood High School football team recorded its second straight victory Friday night at home by beating Springbrook 22-14 in a penalty-dominated contest. After finding out Thursday that they had to forfeit Monday’s 14-7 victory over Clarksburg due to using an ineligible player, junior quarterback Neiman Blain and the rest of the Springbrook (0-3) offense could not find a way to push through against the Warriors’ defense until it was too late. Sherwood (2-1) took an early 8-0 lead thanks to a 3-yard run by junior quarterback Neven Sussman with 3 minutes, 18 seconds left in the first quarter. During a primarily back-and-forth, scoreless second quarter, Springbrook had the opportunity to pull momentum onto its sideline and potentially tie the game in the final minute before halftime. With less than two minutes left in the first half, a 30-

yard dump-and-run reception from senior running back Baki Akbar put the Blue Devils in scoring position at the 10-yard line. Three plays later, on a third down, Blain completed a fade pass to senior receiver Antonio Lee, who went out of bounds at the 1-yard line with seven seconds left, setting up a fourth-and-one. On the ensuing play, junior halfback Tyler Stewart’s run up the middle was halted at the line of scrimmage, ending the half. “The crowd was fired up and the guys were fired up and we got to run off the field with zero seconds left,” Sherwood Coach Chris Grier said. “The guys were really fired up; we had to almost gear them down in the locker room.” The Sherwood defensive secondary anchored by seniors Elijah Spottswood and Alec Perez made it tough on Blain find any rhythm in the pocket. With just over three minutes left in the third quarter and the ball on Springbrook’s 18-yard-line, Spottswood intercepted Blain’s deep pass and returned the ball 45 yards to the 17-yard-line. On the next play, freshman running back Travis Levy marched into the end zone giving Sherwood a 15-0 cushion. On the first play of the

fourth quarter, Perez recorded his fourth interception in two games by intercepting Blain’s pass near the Springbrook 40-yard-line. Blain finished the contest completing just seven-of-20 passes and two interceptions. “Spottswood is getting recruited as a D-1 corner and people know that. So, not a lot of people are testing him very much,” Grier said. “When it comes to throwing the ball they look to the little kid [Perez], and he has knack for the football and he breaks to the football really well. He puts us in a good situation with two good corners.” Springbrook coach Adam Bahr said the news of Monday’s forfeit did not tie in emotionally in anyway coming into this game. He contributes the loss to a lack of discipline. The Blue Devils were penalized 13 times in the contest and racked up over 100 penalty yards. “I actually thought we were ready to play football. We had a good week of practice,” Bahr said. “A lot of the penalties are just unacceptable and they are just guys losing their cool and not playing smart football.”

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“The last thing I ever want to do is bring anything negative to the Springbrook community, because I love this place.” dfeldman@gazette.net

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The Springbrook High School football team forfeited its 14-7 victory against Clarksburg for using an ineligible player, Springbrook coach Adam Bahr said. Bahr said the player turned 19 in July. Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association rules stipulate “students who are 19 years old or older as of Aug. 31 are ineligible to participate in interscholastic athletics.” Bahr said the player did not attempt to deceive anyone and that the player spent four years in the Springbrook program without being held back. “I don’t think for one second he did anything underhanded,”

Bahr said. “This one is on me. just dropped the ball. If I had gone through it with a fine tooth comb, I would have found it and told him he couldn’t be on the team. But I didn’t. “I feel sick about it. The kids worked so hard, and they deserve better than this.” Springbrook drops to 0-3. Clarksburg, now 1-2, will receive eight playoff points plus any bonus points for future Sprinbgrook wins. Springbrook Athletic Director Rob Wendel and Clarksburg Athletic Director Ed Dalton confirmed the forfeit. Bahr said he apologized to his team and hoped it would rally from the setback, but he also worried people outside the program would think Springbrook was trying to gain a competitive advantage. “People are going to come to their own conclusions about what type of program I’m trying to run,” Bahr said. “I value integrity.

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KENT ZAKOUR STAFF WRITER

Crusoe Gongbay was destined to be famous. His mother, Miata, a native of Liberia, named him after Daniel Defoe’s 18th century novel “Robinson Crusoe.” During high school Gongbay was nearly unstoppable on the football field. The 2011 Rockville High School graduate rushed for more than 5,000 yards and 71 touchdowns in three varsity seasons with the Rams and led the traditionally weak program to the playoffs in two of his seasons (2009-10). Rockville made the playoffs just twice in the 40 years prior. But a combination of factors, including a relatively late arrival to the recruiting scene, playing for an unheralded program and having poor grades led to few collegiate scholarship offers. Eventually, Gongbay committed to the University of New Mexico under then-coach Mike Locksley. As a freshman during the 2011 season, Gongbay was productive in Albuquerque, playing

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Rockville High School graduate and New Mexico University junior running back Crusoe Gongbay is expected to contribute to the Lobos this fall. in all 12 games and finishing with a team-high 500 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 108 attempts. But a coaching change during the first month of the sea-

son forced Gongbay to consider transferring following the season. “I was very happy with his first year out there,” said current Col. Zadok Magruder and former Rockville coach Kevin Bernot. Gongbay also played for Mark Maradei as a Ram. “Then he sort of took a back seat, back of the

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depth chart. He’s worked hard to get back and he’s proving himself to [the Lobos’ new staff].” So he left the program during the 2012 offseason and missed spring practice while contemplating his future and thinking about transferring closer to home (Locksley is now the University of

Maryland, College Park’s offensive coordinator). But 13 months ago on Aug. 20, 2012, Gongbay rejoined New Mexico’s program and played in a reserve role (159 yards on just 22 carries). “I just talked to my mom and a few other coaches,” said Gongbay, who credits Buddy Crutch-

field, his youth league coach in the Rockville Football League, for advising him. “When I decided to come back, I had missed camp and spring ball so it was hard to catch up [on the new offensive system] and get in the rotation [with the new coaching staff].” As a junior this fall, Gongbay is a backup again for the Lobos (1-2), but has seen his playing time increase over the first three games of the season. He’s the team’s third leading rusher (16 carries, 142 yards, 1 touchdown), including 95 yards during a Sept. 14 loss at Pittsburgh. “It was really rough and I got a little discouraged, but I stayed positive and patient,” said Gongbay, who is majoring in exercise science in hopes of becoming a physical education teacher and a college or high school coach. “… [I believed] I’d get my shot, get my time.” Gongbay’s current and former coaches echo that sentiment. “I like how he’s just been totally unselfish,” second-year New Mexico coach Bob Davie told KRQE during an interview last year. “… He’s gained our trust. He’s gained our respect.” Added Bernot: “I never had any doubt he could compete at that [Division I college level]. Anyone who saw him in high school knew he was that talented.” kzakour@gazette.net

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Education’s race to the top is easier with INDYCAR program n

Science students to design a better car bumper BY

PEGGY MCEWAN STAFF WRITER

Sixth-grade science students from Montgomery Village Middle School have to design a better car bumper as a class project this fall and got a head start on their project with the help of the INDYCAR Future of Fast STEM Education Program. INDYCAR, which sponsored the Baltimore Grand Prix from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, invited teachers to apply for the new educational program which connects the science of racing with classroom learning. After hearing of the program from her husband, who is a INDYCAR fan, MVMS science teacher Kathryn Spivey signed up right away, hoping to win a spot for her students. Hers was the only Montgomery County school among the eight Maryland schools invited to Baltimore for the program. The INDYCAR Future of Fast curriculum includes five stations which the students rotate through, each referred to as a “pod.” The Car Pod offers an introduction to the force of wind. With cars racing at over 200 mph, they use a specially designed wing to prevent lift. Students measured the performance of the wind in a wind tunnel. The Engine Pod brought the idea of horsepower alive to the students

as they discovered how much horsepower they could produce as a team and compared it to that produced by an Indy Car engine. The Safety Pod covered the construction of barriers such as those used for driver and viewer safety during INDYCAR races. The Tire Pod helped students understand the dynamics of grip and the Fuel Pod demonstrated the production of gas for energy. “Montgomery County curriculum [includes] making a safer bumper to make a real world connection [with science],” Spivey said. “Also horsepower and force is part of the first unit and how gas is created, we do in the fourth unit.” The students did not actually watch the race, but were able to get close to the race cars and see the race’s staging area near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Jhanaijia Daughtrey, 10, was among the 50 students who made the trip to Baltimore on Aug. 29 for the science program. “The most valuable thing I would say was all of it,” Jhanaijia said. “The hands-on experience gives me a chance to see what it [will be] like when I go to college and study engineering.” Elijah Hyson, 12, said one of his favorite activities was testing to see which soda, a hot one or a cold, would create gas fastest when yeast interacted with the sugar in the soda. It was an example of producing fuel using fermentation similar to the process of making denatured ethanol fuel which is mixed with

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Sixth-grade science students from Montgomery Village Middle School with an INDYCAR race car in Baltimore on Aug. 29. The students learned the importance of applying what they learn at the INDYCAR Future of Fast STEM Education Program held in conjunction with the Grand Prix of Baltimore. gasoline to power the real race cars. To see the results students placed rubber gloves over the top of the cans and watched them fill with oxygen. “The cold one was slow, the hot one was faster, but the cold one got biggest,” he said. It was part of a lesson on producing fuel using fermentation. Tattiana Ledon, 11, said her group participated in a contest to see who

could make the best and safest race barrier, an important element in INDYCAR races since the races take place on city streets. “We made it out of Styrofoam, straws, paper and glue, then tested it,” she said. “[Ours]stayed in place but ripped a little.” The INDYCAR Future of Fast STEM Education Program began last year and had stops planned for five cities in addi-

tion to Baltimore for 2013. “Our sport is deeply rooted in science and engineering so it’s important for us to create opportunities for students to see the connection between what they study and real-world situations,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, the parent company of INDYCAR, in a statement. “This is another way for us to reach youngsters to help ignite their interest in math and science, and it’s a way for us to become more involved in the communities where we compete.” The real race for Spivey was to get buses and permission slips organized for 50 sixth-graders within the first three days of school. But, she said she was glad she did it. “It was an experience I don’t think [the students] will ever have and, as a teacher, I think part of my job is to give them experiences they won’t have and to make connections to what they are doing in the classroom,” she said. Elijah said it was a good trip for him, and remembered one more thing he especially liked about the day. “My favorite station was about tires,” he said. “A race car, when it is rainy, will slip and crash so they have to change their tires.” That was an example of mechanical grip, according to the program’s curriculum, a practical application of a scientific principal Elijah and his classmates will be learning this year. pmcewan@gazette.net

EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Washington Episcopal’s new athletic field a ‘game changer’ Students at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda played

catch, kicked soccer balls, turned cartwheels, played duck duck goose and just ran around as they celebrated the school’s new athletic field at a ribboncutting ceremony Sept. 6. George Washington, one of the presidential mascots of the Washington Nationals, also was on hand for the celebration, which included a performance by the Suburban Legend band and a barbecue picnic. The school community views the new field as a “game changer,” said Kirk Duncan, head of school, in a statement. “It heightens our sense of purpose and gives us yet another resource to serve our students.” The field, with a dragon design in its center — a dragon is the school’s mascot — has stadium seating for 80, picnic tables and a brick walkway consisting of more than 200 bricks engraved with personal messages from the school community. “Our new field has opened up a new era for [the school’s] athletics,” said Bill Isola, athletics director. “It will allow our teams and all the students more time to practice, play and gain more experience.” Washington Episcopal School is an independent, coeducational day school for students from age 3 to eighth grade.

County calling all environmental educators The Montgomery County Department of Parks will hold its annual environmental educators open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. More than 30 science and environmental education providers will on hand to showcase their field trip, outreach and classroom resources, primarily in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum area for pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Among those exhibiting this year are NASA, the Smithsonian Science Education Center, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Casey Tree Foundation, the Audubon Naturalist Society, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Marion Koshland Science Museum. The open house is a great opportunity for educators to learn about a number of educational resources in one place, said Leslie McDermott, a spokeswoman at Brookside Gardens. The event is free for teachers and light refreshments will be provided. To register, call 301-258-4034.

Barnesville students earn awards over summer Several students at the newly renamed Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences won

Catholic school. The day will begin with a Mass celebrated at 10:15 a.m., followed by refreshments. Grandparents of students can then tour the school and have their portraits taken with their grandchildren. They also are invited to donate a book to the school library. St. Raphael School is at 1513 Dunster Road. For more information call 301-762-2143 or visit www.straphaelschoolmd.org.

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Students at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, along with Washington Nationals mascot George Washington, cheer as school Chairman Britt Snider (center) and Head of School Kirk Duncan prepare to cut the ribbon for the school’s new athletic field on Sept. 6. competitions this summer, receiving recognition for their talents and abilities: Seventh-grader Alexis Zukiwski of Clarksburg was crowned Miss Eastern States Preteen at the Miss Eastern States Pageant of America and fifth-grader Hailee Tull of Boyds won Miss Eastern States Jr.-Preteen. Samantha Hoover, a seventh-grader from Poolesville, won a first-place ribbon at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg for the Peeps diorama she created through Barnesville’s annual Peeps Project during the 2012-13 school year. She also received the Teenager Grand Champion Educational and Recreational Hobbies and Champion Rosette Miniatures

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William Edwards, a seventhgrader from Clarksburg, won two second-place ribbons for his original oil paintings at the county fair and Grace Carter, a sixth-grader from Germantown, won three first-place ribbons and one third-place ribbon in the Children’s Photography competition. She won first place in the Architecture, Wildlife and Vehicles categories, and third place in the Pets/Farm Animals category.

St. Raphael students honor grandparents St. Raphael School’s annual celebration of grandparents will be held Friday at the Rockville

County students named Merit semifinalists Almost 200 seniors from Montgomery County high schools were among about 16,000 nationwide semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The students will compete for more than $35 million in scholarships, according to an announcement from the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville and Montgomery Blair High School in Sil-

ver Spring led the county schools with 41 and 36 students, respectively. The list includes students from 14 of the 25 county public high schools and from 11 local private schools, for a total of 182 students. Three types of scholarships will be offered to qualifying semifinalists in the spring: $2,500 scholarships will be awarded by state; about 1,000 corporate scholarships will be awarded; and there will be

about 4,500 college-sponsored scholarships awarded. Those winners will be announced from April to July.

Gaithersburg nonprofit seeks auction items The Gaithersburg High School Education Foundation is seeking donations of items for its second annual fundraiser and silent auction, to be held 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Crowne Plaza, 3 Research Court, Rockville. Items typically donated include tickets to sporting events, electronics, gift baskets, goods and services, and gift cards. Proceeds go to Gaithersburg High School staff and students. Donations to the nonprofit foundation are fully tax deductible. For more information or to donate items, email ghsedfoundation@gmail.com.

Spend a fall afternoon on the farm Brickyard Educational Farm at 8565 Horseshoe Lane, Potomac, will host a Family Farm Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Visitors can learn about composting, raising chickens and preparing the garden for winter. There also will be a harvest garden scavenger hunt for children. For more information visit www.brickyardeducationalfarm.org or call 301-748-8699.


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Digging up the past n History fans invited to help in scientific sandbox for adults at Zeigler Log House BY SAMANTHA SCHMIEDER SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE

Aspiring archaeologists can experience a day at a real excavation site, uncovering historic artifacts and a lot of dirt, here in Montgomery County. “You don’t have to be crazy to do this. We’ll teach you,” Vivian Eicke, an archaeological technician with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, said with a laugh. The commission has excavated the site around the Zeigler Log House in Little Bennett Park near Clarksburg since early 2009. It has gotten help from local volunteers, a children’s summer camp and a partnership with Montgomery College. Heather Bouslog, the director of the archaeology program for the commission, said anyone is welcome to come out for the day and learn about excavation. Volunteers work in what looks like a scientific sandbox for adults. They dig, photograph, map, sift and catalog the dirt and rocks to find artifacts and help piece together the past. “It’s not just about finding the goodies. It’s really about finding out who lived here,” Bouslog said. She said many people dig and pull things out of the ground, but don’t look at where it’s found or what’s around it. “Context is the key to figuring out the whole story,” Bouslog said. Bouslog and her colleagues are trying to figure out how the Zeigler family lived so many years ago and are especially hoping to find clues about the slaves who lived there with them. What is known about the home is it was built in the early 19th century. The rear section of the house was erected as a log structure, most likely by David Zeigler. According to the Friends of Little Bennett Park, Zeigler married his wife, Eleanor Hyatt, in 1835 and they raised 10 children in the house. The 1850 census listed Zeigler as an innkeeper. In the mid-19th century, the Greek revival/Italianate front section of the house was added, according to the park’s advocacy group. The property also has a frame bank barn and a concrete-block dairy barn. The home, listed on the Master Plan for Historic Preservation in Montgomery County, has two parts: the visible exterior of the house, built in 1854, and the log house that lies within, built in 1823. Scientists used dendrochronology to study the tree rings to find out how old the logs were and where they were taken from. “Kind of like a wooden fingerprint,” Mike Robinson of Rockville, one of the regular volunteers, said. Robinson said he enjoys working on the site because he likes science, the outdoors and history. Pete Peltier, a volunteer from Gaithersburg, said he comes to the site to “play with people his own age,” but

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Heather Bouslog of Gaithersburg, director of the archaeological program, shows baby shoes, a medicine bottle and a spoon that were found at the Zeigler Log House near Clarksburg. also is genuinely interested in history and “unusual stuff.” “If the walls could talk, or this tree could talk, the things they could tell you would be fascinating,” Peltier said. Over the years, crews have dug up spurs, glass bottles and the original foundation of the stone fireplace underneath the newer brick one. Within the walls of the house, they found children’s shoes and a medicine bottle apparently put there due to an old superstition, Eicke said. All artifacts are sent to the Needwood Mansion in Deerwood or an archaeology lab at Montgomery College in Rockville to be studied, identified and cataloged. Robinson compares their work to the crime scene investigations everyone loves to watch on TV, explaining that they all use the same techniques. “It’s like looking at a crime scene that’s almost 200 years old,” Robinson said. sschmieder@gazette.net

Archaeological volunteer Mike Robinson of Rockville writes down the soil type he found while excavating at the Zeigler Log House.

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55 GAL AQUARIUM & STAND: Incl.

8am-1pm. 4210 Morningwood Drive, Items for sale include: Jewelry , gently used Coach handbags, power tools books, puzzles, games, toys, dvds, and lots more!

POTOMAC: 9/28 9-

12 Multi-Family at Potomac Presby Church 10301 River Rd Rain/Shine many great finds! Incld furn.

ROCKVILLE:

Sat 9/28 9a-4p. HH items snow blower, weed wackers, trimmer lawn mower & more 306 Frederick Ave

Dark Brown Large Leather Storage Ottoman Practically new 48x32x14.5 Retails for $430 Price:$170. jill.nicoll@verizon.net

EXECUTIVE DESK:

(red wood), 6 pc Lvg rm set, 5 pc bdrm set, HH items. 301-6494548; 301-674-8681

OFFICE MOVING SALE: Lots of office f u r n i t u r e for sale,Rockville.Tel 240-404-0355 / 301987-7441

FREE!

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Fort Detrick Forest Glen Annex Restoration Advisory Board meetCANE CORSO ing October 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm Armed Forces Pest ManageP U R E B R E D ment Board, 172 Forney Road, Silver Spring MD 20910. PUPPIES AVAILAB L E NOW! P u r e b r e d Topics include Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) findings for waste materials outside the security fence. RAB meetC a n e Corso (Italian Mastiff) ings are held to keep the public informed and involved in Forest puppies available now: Glen Annex cleanup activities and its environmental restoration 2 males and 3 females program. Interested citizens who would like to learn more about born 7/5/2013. Colors: the restoration program or would like to become a RAB member Black & white and black brindle. . . $600 are encouraged to attend the meeting. (all ICCF registered). Dewclaws and tail For more information, call 301-619-2018 or email docks done, and first usarmy.detrick.usag.mbx.pao@mail.mil. exams/shots/deworming. Mom and dad, b o t h ICCF registered, are also on premises. Our dogs are raised & live in our home as p a r t of family. $600. 240Loving Home to Provide 274-3130.

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Corner Of Georgia Ave./Owens Rd & Old Baltimore Rd/Owens Rd Streets: Owens Rd, Sutcliff Ter, Astrid Ct, Abbey Manor Dr/Crl, Starkey Ter/Dr, Silver Hammer Way, Saint George Way/Ct, St. Albert Ter/Dr, Epstein Ct, Quarrymen Ter, Birthday Ct

Sat., Sept. 28TH, 2013 9 am-1pm

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Yard Sale

S Silver ilver Spring Spring

WOODSIDE WOODSIDE HOA HOA

Rain Date: Sat., Oct. 5 From Georgia Ave. (Rt. 97) and Medical Park Dr., Brightleaf Ct., Castlehedge Ter., Dennis Ave., Dutch Ship Ct., Flowering Tree Ter., Green Holly Ter. TH

NANNY NEEDED:

Potomac family needs PT nanny, 3-6pm Mon-Thurs Call: 202-713-7834

M ADOPTION:M

Passeport lost RL1172259. A Ephrem. phone 240-899-4000

Sat., Sept. 28, 2013 8am-1pm

household & children, references are required 240-242-5135

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM M M M M M Adventurous Loving Musical M ELENA’S FAMILY Daycare Financially Secure Family M M Infants-Up Pre-K prost M awaits 1 baby. Expenses Paid. M gram, computer Lab, Potty Train. M Karin M M M Bi-lingual Lic# 15-133761 M M Germantown M 1-800-243-1658 M 301-972-1955 M M MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Sat Sept 28th 8am-Noon (Raindate Sept 29th) Directions: take 270 Quince Orchard 124 S Left on Great Seneca, 119 S Right on Lakelands Dr. Sponsored by: Peak Settlements

Rain Or Shine -Lots Of Great Stuff!

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LIVE IN NANNY/ For HOUSKPR

a Lifetime of Joy & Opportunity for Your Baby. No Age or Racial Concerns. Paid Expenses. 1-866-440-4220

PHOTO CONTEST

BIOLOGY TUTOR

(9-25-13)

! ADOPT !

LAKELANDS MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE

AKS MANOR MANOR O OAKS Community Yard Sale

The winning photos will be published in our All About Pets special section on October 30, 2013.

Family Allergy & Asthma Care Dr. Jacqueline Eghrari-Sabet Dr. Gina Dapul-Hidalgo

For more information contact us at www.familyallergycare.com 301-948-4066 studies@familyallergycare.com

HELPER NEEDED CONVALESCENT CARE Needed PT

for daycare. Friendly and fun personality Spk fluent English/Spa nish. 301-762-2042

HSKPR NEEDED:

Live-in only, Potomac, for cooking & cleaning. Indian food prf’d. Call: 240 498 0318

I TAKE CARE OF THE ELDERLY: 20

yrs experience, exc ref, own trans, light cleaning, PT/FT, livein/out 240-671-4898

PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER

CNA Certified

Mon-Sun, Flex. Hrs. Refs. Upon Request Hard working, Honest Efficient & Dedicated. Call 202-817-9603

to advertise call 301.670.7100 or email class@gazette.net

Live-in/wkends & FT Tue-Thur. CPR Cert. 202-446-5849 oceanp 2006@yahoo.com

I AM A HOUSEKEEPER: Live-out,

25 yrs exp, exc & local ref, reasonable rates, US citizen & spks English well! Please call 240-440-2657

LIVE-IN CARE GIVER Needed for group

home for Seniors in Potomac,MD. Will Train. 240-506-7719

N E E D E D :

Nanny/Housekeeper in Bethesda. Cook, Clean and Drive M-F 9-5pm 301-983-3278.

POTOMAC FAMILY ASSISTANT:

Legal. Educated. Drive Cook. PT: mornings Mon-Th, Sat. 2 yrs + exp. 301-887-3212

Daycare Directory

We are looking for laborers/painters that worked for Dico Construction in the Baltimore/ DC area between 1973 and 1974. Please call 888-900-7034

September 4, 2013

Children’s Center of Damascus Olive Branch Daycare Nancy’s Daycare Bright Ways Family Daycare Debbie’s Daycare Elena’s Family Daycare ANA’s House Daycare Miriam’s Loving Care Holly Bear Daycare Blue Angel Family Home Daycare Cheerful Family Daycare Kids Garden Daycare

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Help us to test an investigational immunotherapy tablet for dust mite allergy. Participants may be eligible for this study if they are 12 years of age or older and have been taking allergy medications for dust mite allergy symptoms during the past year. Medical history and other criteria will be reviewed at the first study visit, including a skin prick allergy test and blood test. The study lasts up to 2 years and requires 9 clinic visits. All study-related office visits, medical examinations, and investigational immunotherapy treatment will be provided at no cost to qualified participants.

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Sale Galyn Manor Brunswick Off Point of Rocks Rd, near Brunswick HS 9/28 8a-1p

LUZERNE AVENUE/ Silver Spring, Maryland Louis Avenue to Glenridge Avenue (south side) GARLAND AVENUE/Silver Spring, Maryland Maplewood Avenue to 7807 Garland Avenue (east side) 7812 Garland Avenue to 7807 Garland Avenue (west side) GLENMONT FOREST COMMUNITY/Silver Spring Maryland Multiple Locations (Munson Street, Weisman Road, Grandview Avenue, and Lindell Street)

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FURN. Moving Sale Upscale Items! Entire content of house must go. 301-977-4123

Pursuant to Section 49-53 of the Montgomery County Code (2004) as amended, three (3) public hearings shall be held before the County Executive (or his designee) on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013, in the lobby level auditorium of the EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING (EOB) located at 101 MONROE STREET in ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND. The sole purpose of a public hearing is to allow citizens an opportunity to present oral and written comments concerning construction of a sidewalk that provides disabled citizens, pedestrians and bicyclists safer travel to schools and nearby public attractions or facilities. The information presented helps determine whether or not to recommend constructing a portion of or the entire proposed project. The hearings begin at 6:00 p.m. and run consecutively thereafter.

Project files are available for examination in the offices of the Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Engineering (DTE), 4th Floor, 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland. You can call 240-777-7270 to schedule an Buy It, appointment to review project files, obtain details and/or information related to a hearing, Sell It, Find It or to reserve time to present testimony at an upcoming hearing. Written comments for consideration by the Public Hearing Officer may be submitted to Annual Sidewalk GazetteBuyandSell.com Program, Department of Transportation, 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878. Interpreter services will be provided for the deaf or hearing impaired and Spanish-speaking citizens upon request. Please allow (5) days advance notice when requesting interpreter services. If special services or aids are needed to participate in this activity, please call 240-777-7220 (voice), TTY users call Maryland Relay. The COB facility is handicap accessible. DEPT: DOT/Division of Transportation Engineering FULL MAIL ADDRESS: 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878; HAVANESE PUPPIES PHONE NUMBER: 240-777-7270 Home raised, AKC, (9-18, 9-25-13)

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GAITHERSBURG: ANNUAL NEIGHYard 7 BR SFH/OUTSIDE BORHOOD

NOTICE OF THREE (3) PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR PROPOSED SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION

FIREWOOD FOR SALE

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FLEA MARKET

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 8AM-4PM Montgomery County Fairgrounds 16 Chestnut St. Gaithersburg, MD Great Bargains & Low Prices Vendors Wanted FREE Admission & FREE Parking 301-649-1915 * johnsonshows.com

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AUTO TECHNICIAN

Janitor (FT)

Wanted for busy Silver Spring Shop. 40 years in business. Experienced Brakes, Alignment, ASE Certified Preferred. Please call Henry at 301-704-9988

Must work flexible hours and every other weekend. Prior experience in laundry preferred but not required. Apply at 1235 Potomac Valley Road Rockville MD 20850 or fax to (301) 762-3216. EOE

BRICKLAYERS

LOCKSMITH

Liberty Lock & Security in Rockville, seeking qualified technicians. Experience required. Confidentiality assured.

Min. 5 yrs commercial exp. Job in Silver Spring, MD. Bilingual a plus. $22.00/hr. A Drug-free workplace EOE, E-Verify

Fax Resume to 301-424-3080, email CustomerService@Liblock.com

301-662-7584

Healthcare

Cleaning

Atlantic Maids

Registered Nurse Radiation Therapy

NEEDS EXPERIENCED CLEANERS

Full time Days M-F

RMA is actively recruiting a FT RN for our Rad Oncology cntr located in Rockville/ Germantown. FT RN min 3 years nursing exp. OCN preferred; Send resumes to e-mail mtrimble@rma-1.com

DRIVERS LICENSE SPEAKS ENGLISH

301-990-1291

DENTAL ASST

RN’s/LPN’s

Monday-Thursday in friendly, fast-paced periodontal office. Must be x-ray certified. Gaithersburg MD, immediate contact: opening. Please

With at least 1 year experience with in home healthcare, providing care to children and adults who have a trach and on ventilator support. Immediate openings available for night and day shifts in Poolesville, Rockville and Gaithersburg areas. Please Contact

301-926-8282

Dump Truck Drivers

Must have at least 3 yrs of exp w/ the ability to drive standard trucks, have & maintain a clean driving record, & clean criminal background. Must have a D.O.T card & have the flexibility to work nights/weekends if needed. Multi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus. To apply, please go to www.gazette.net/careers

HOUSE CLEANING

Anchor Healthcare Services at 703-955-2143. Serving MD & VA

Tax Preparers

Experienced tax preparers needed for Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. No experience? Online tax classes forming now. Earn extra money in tax time. Flexible hours, competitive pay. Call 301-620-1828 or e-mail 2013taxschool@gmail.com Dental/ Medical Assistant Trainees Needed Now

Rockville Residential Cleaning Company is looking for 1 Full Time house maid, M-F 8 am-5 pm. Must have excellent cleaning experience, speak some English, Drivers License & legal to work in U.S. Pay $10.00 p/hr. 301-706-5550

Dental/Medical Offices now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-234-7706 CTO SCHEV

Insurance CSR

Pharmacy/ Phlebotomy Tech Trainees Needed Now Pharmacies/ hospitals now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-240-4524 CTO SCHEV

Interior Decorators

Rockville insurance agency needs personal lines underwriter/CSR to manage dept. Must be Md. licensed and have experience. Career opportunity with salary and benefits. Email resume to: glenn@oxley-goldburn.com

Entry Level to Experienced New design center opening Will train. Resumes to jimkirlin@decoratingden.com or call 301-933-7900

MEDICAL

LPN/RN

For busy pediatric practice in Montgomery County. Pediatric experience preferred. Fax resume to 301.933.5087 or Email alynei23@yahoo.com Attn: Geri Seasonal

Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army is now hiring Bell Ringers in Montgomery County for this Christmas Season. $8.25 per hour. Apply in person on Oct 2nd, 4th, 8th and 10th from 10am - 2pm at 20021 Aircraft Drive, Germantown, MD 20874

Sales

We are looking for AMAZING sales people!!! The Gazette, a Post Newsweek Media company, is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated people to take our sales territories to the next level. If you value autonomy, but can work well in a team that values integrity, respect and growth, this may be the job for you. The mission of the Advertising Sales Consultant is to develop new business while servicing and increasing existing business. Position involves cold calls, interviewing potential clients, developing and presenting marketing plans, closing sales and developing strong customer relationships. Candidates should possess persistence, energy, enthusiasm and strong planning and organizational skills. We offer a competitive compensation, commission and incentives, comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, pension, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. To become part of this high-quality, high-growth organization, send resume and salary/earnings requirement to HRJobs@gazette.net.

WE’RE HIRING WEEKEND CNAS, GNAS, AND HHAS!

Provide non-medical care and companionship for seniors in their homes. Personal care, light housework, transportation, meal preparation. Must be 21+. Must have car and one year professional, volunteer, or personal experience www.homeinsteads.com/197 Home Instead Senior Care To us it’s personal 301/588-9023 Call between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri

Sales Person

Experience in a pharmacy setting. Experience in fitting compression stockings a plus. Must be mature, outgoing, self starting. Hours 8:30-5:30; Mon-Fri. Convenient location near Friendship Heights Metro. Email resume with salary requirements to amaschal@verizon.net

EOE

Editorial Staff Supervisor/Reporter Comprint Military Publications has an immediate opening for a full-time, Editorial Staff Supervisor/Reporter in its Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Virginia office. News writing background, InDesign knowledge, & digital camera familiarity, and experience supervising an editorial team a must. Familiarity with military a plus. Email resume, writing samples and salary requirements to: jrives@dcmilitary.com. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, pension, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. EOE Position Location: Pentagram Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall 204 Lee Avenue Building 59, Room 116 Fort Myer VA 22211-1199

SERVICE/SHOP TECH

District Court Clerk I/II

Duties include:

complete service efficiently & correctly, diagnose problems, orders parts, and complete repairs within performance standards. Req: Must lift up to 50 lbs., have a valid Drivers license, and work some OT & possible weekends. Must supply own tools. If interested please send resume to hr@mawaste.com or fax resume to : 866-723-5250

District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County Rockville and Silver Spring The District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County is seeking to fill two District Court Clerk I/II positions. Responsibilities involve specialized clerical work involving court proceedings. Data entry. Filing. Sorting mail. Cashiering. Greeting and assisting the public, law enforcement and attorneys with case information. For more information visit our website www.mdcourts.gov EOE

Concrete Pump Operator, Dump Truck Drivers, Loader Operator Modern Foundations (Woodbine, MD) is looking for: Experienced concrete pump operator, Dump Truck Drivers, Residential Construction Loader Operator. Qualified applicants call 410-795-8877.

MASON TENDERS

Min. 1 yr exp. in commercial work. Job in Silver Spring, MD. Bilingual a plus. $12 to $14/hr. based on exp. Drug-free workplace. EOE & E-Verify 301-662-7584

System Programmer Datawatch Systems, Inc., a Bethesda based national access control company has immediate openings for system programmers in a 24/7/365 department. Experience working in access control, a call center environment, IT Help Desk, or customer service support is preferred. Qualified candidate must demonstrate excellent customer service skills, be technically inclined to work with alarm system programming and monitoring software, be able to troubleshoot issues and work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment. Metro accessible. Exc pay and benefits. Email jobs@datawatchsystems.com DCJS#112294. EOE/M/F/D/V

NURSING ASSISTANT

TRAINING IN JUST 4 WEEKS Now Enrolling for We offer Medication Technician October 7th in just 4 days. Call for details. Classes GAITHERSBURG CAMPUS MORNING STAR ACADEMY 101 Lakeforest Blvd, Suite 402 Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Call: 301-977-7393 www.mstarna.com

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SILVER SPRING CAMPUS

CARE XPERT ACADEMY 13321 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 205 MORNING & EVENING CLASSES Silver Spring, MD 20904 Call: 301-384-6011 www.cxana.com

Funeral Home Assistants (PT)

Flexible day & night hrs to assist w/ Funeral Services and with removals. Must be 21 with a valid driver’s lic. and have clean driving record. Knowledge of the Montgomery County and Frederick & Mount Airy area. Call Mr. Kendall at Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home M - F 9-4pm at 301-253-2138 for more info.

GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTOR

3-18 hrs per week; $8-$18/hr. Some knowledge of gymnastics is required. Gaithersburg. Email: bozmofid@yahoo.com

Part-Time

Work From Home

National Children’s Center Making calls Weekdays 9-4 No selling! Sal + bonus + benes.

Call 301-333-1900

Seasonal Help November 10th - December 24th. Working with Santa and children at Montgomery Mall. Call Pat Baker 1-800-969-2440 Ext. 227

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OURISMAN VW WORLD AUTO CERTIFIED PRE OWNED 51 Available...Rates Starting at 2.64% up to 72 months

2005 Passat Wagon GLX.........#2487502, Beige, 98,503 mi..............$9,995 2010 Jetta Sedan........................#V13814A, Silver, 26,866 mi............$12,996 2010 Jetta Limited.....................#357018A, Gray, 38,757 mi.............$13,491 2010 Jetta SE................................#145607A, Blue, 40,314 mi.............$13,991 2012 Jetta SE................................#PR6088, Gray, 37,166 mi...............$14,991 2012 Jetta SE PZEV....................#PR6089, White, 37,756 mi.............$14,991 2008 EOS..........................................#FR7165, Black, 64,777 mi..............$15,492 2012 Beetle Coupe.....................#V13795A, 10,890 mi......................$17,892

2010 Tiguan S................................#P6060, White, 31,538 mi...............$18,492 2010 Routan...................................#P7637, Blue, 30,086 mi.................$18,992 2011 CC.............................................#FR7163, Black, 38,071 mi..............$19,491 2012 Passat SE.............................#099010A, Maroon, 22,244 mi........$21,491 2013 Passat SE.............................#PR6025, White, 3,677 mi...............$21,694 2013 Passat SE.............................#PR6024, Silver, 3,912 mi................$21,994 2013 Passat SE.............................#PR6026, Gray, 4,501 mi.................$21,994 2012 Jetta Sportwagen TDI. .#100859A, Gray, 60,262 mi.............$21,999

All prices exclude tax, tags, title, freight and $200 processing fee. Cannot be combined with any previous advertised or internet special. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. See dealer for details. 0% APR Up To 60 Months on all models. See dealer for details. Ourisman VW World Auto Certified Pre Owned financing for 60 months based on credit approval thru VW. Excludes Title, Tax, Options & Dealer Fees. Special APR financing cannot be combined with sale prices. Ends 09/30/13.

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END E N D OF O F THE T H E MONTH M O N T H INVENTORY INVENTORY

REDUCTION SALE AT 355 TOYOTA PRE-OWNED

03 Nissan Pathfinder $$

#369047A, 4 Speed Auto, 39k miles, Super black

9,995

12 Chevrolet Sonic LS #367166A, $ 6 SPD Auto, $ Silver Pearl

11,985

10 Toyota Corolla LE $$

#353030A, 4 Speed Auto, 20k miles, Capri Sea Metallic

14,985

11 Toyota Camry LE $$

#P8756, 6 SPD Auto, 16K Miles, 4 Door

16,985

11 Ford Fiesta $$

#3370694A, Auto, Lime Metallic, 25.3 mi

10,900

11 Toyota Camry LE $$

#P8783, 6 Speed Auto, 4 Door Mid Size

14,900

11 Toyota Camry LE $$

#372396A, 6 Speed, 6 Speed Auto, Silver, 28k mi.

15,985

11 Toyota RAV4 $$

#364280A, 4 WD Sport Utility, 37.7K Miles

17,900

08 Hyundai Santa Fe $$

#364322A, 4 SPD Auto, Bright Silver

11,985

10 Scion tC $$

#350134A, 4 Speed Auto, 35k miles, Crimson

14,985

10 Scion xB $$

#P8786, Release Series 7.0, 26k miles

15,985

13 Chevy Camaro LS $$

#350135A, 6 Speed Auto, 4.5k miles, Barcelona Red

21,985

$13,900 2012 Toyota Camry LE......... $16,900 $16,900 2009 Chevrolet Traverse...... $13,900 #362042B, 6 SpeedAuto, Gold Mist #E0229, 6 SpeedAuto, 37.6k miles, Silver 2010 Toyota Tacoma........... $13,985 $13,985 2012 Toyota Camry LE......... $16,900 $16,900 #36717B, 5 Speed Manual, Super White, 2 WD Pick Up #E0230, 6 SpeedAuto, 37.9k miles, Cosmic Gray

$14,985 2010 Toyota Venza............. $19,985 $19,985 2011 Toyota Camry LE......... $14,985 #372388A, 6 SpeedAuto, Magnetic Gray #374561A, 6 SpeedAuto, Magnetic Gray, 44K MIles $14,985 2013 Toyota Camry SE......... $20,985 $20,985 2006 BMW X3 3.0i............. $14,985 #364334A, 4WD,Auto, Silver Gray #E0255, 6 SpeedAuto, 19k miles, Barcelona Red $14,900 2013 Toyota Prius C Three.... $20,985 $20,985 2009 Honda Civic Si........... $14,900 #372316A, 6 Speed Manual, Silver #372383A, 8.4K Miles, CVT Transmission $15,985 2012 Honda Accord EX-L...... $21,985 $21,985 2011 Toyota Camry LE......... $15,985 #P8756, 6 SpeedAuto, 22.6k miles, 4 Door #351116A, 5 SpeedAuto, Coupe, Crystal Black, 22.4 Miles

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2011 Chrysler Town & Country #P8711A, 3rd Row Seat, Back Up Camera,

#12113 2 At This Price: VINS: 764199, 902839

$

With Bluetooth #13113 2 At This Price: VINS: 914194, 292204

2013 NISSAN ROGUE S AWD MSRP: Sale Price: Nissan Rebate: NMAC Bonus Cash:

$19,495 -$1,000 -$500 -$500

2012 Nissan Pathfinder #349545A, 13K Miles, 4x4, 3rd Row Seat

4x4 #25013 2 At This Price: VINS: 688245, 689141

$

$31,445 $26,995 -$1,000 -$1,000

$

24,995

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$

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2011 BMW 328i #E0215, 24K Miles, 1 Owner, Nav, Sunroof

25,977

$

4 DR., AUTO, 4 CYL., INCL.

NEW 2013 SIENNA 2 AVAILABLE: #360335, 360360

$

22,490

BASE, AUTO, 6 CYL, INCL $1500 MANF. REBATE

NEW 2013 RAV4 LE 4X4 BASE 2 AVAILABLE: #364168, 364150

$

22,390

4 CYL., AUTOMATIC

NEW 2013 CAMRY LE 2 AVAILABLE: #372252, 372305

0% FOR

4 CYL., 2 DR., AUTO

24,977

$

16,490

NEW 2013 SCION TC

$

2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S #P8714, 38K Miles, 1 Owner, Leather, Nav, Sunroof

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21,977

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2 AVAILABLE: #350131, 350136

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2 AVAILABLE: #377558, 377569

$

23,977

$

2010 Infiniti EX35 AWD

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239/mo.**

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18,477

$

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2 AVAILABLE: #377612, 377643

NEW 2013 CAMRY LE

2012 Nissan Juke S AWD

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

NEW 2013 PRIUS PLUG-IN

36

10,977

$

#367151C, 3rd Row Seat, CD, Cruise, Sync, Back Up Sensing

With Bluetooth #22213 2 At This Price: VINS: 647367, 642954

MSRP: Sale Price: Nissan Rebate: NMAC Bonus Cash:

301-

19,977

$

17,495

2013 NISSAN PATHFINDER S

G559705

#E0239, 1 Owner, Moonroof, Bluetooth

$23,170 $19,995 -$1,000 -$500

18,495

$

2002 HONDA CIVIC 2009 TOYOTA SI: 3 dr, 5spd, AC, 4 MD Inspec, Pwr W, CAMRY LE: door sedan, 72k, 1 like new, 63K mile owner, MD insp, $7000 301-340-3984 very good condition 2000 HONDA CRV: $10,975.00 firm AWD, 5spd, AC, powCall: 301-865-5249 er windows, MD

13,977

$

2012 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S

2013 NISSAN ALTIMA $23,345 2.5 S MSRP: Sale Price: Nissan Rebate: Altima Bonus Cash: NMAC Bonus Cash:

FORD TAURUS: 2002 143kmi, green 1 own, all power, all lthr, AC, sun roof $3k 301-305-4580

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2008 Ford Taurus X SEL WGN

$18,510 $15,995 -$1,000

$ G559675

(301) 637-0499

8,977

$

#347509A, Auto, Cruise, Auto Headlights, CD

2013 NISSAN SENTRA SV

ANY CAR. ANY CONDITION. FREE NEXT DAY PICKUP.

Inspec, $4999 340-3984

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander LS

$16,205 $13,995

$

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‘00 Chevy Camaro Z28

$3,950

‘04 Jeep Liberty Sport

#KP18052, AUTO, 1-OWNER

#KP56784A, ‘CLASSIC” T-TOP “HANDYMAN SPECIAL” 3,218 OFF KBB

‘05 Chrysler Twn & Cntry

$8,488

‘01 Dodge Dakota Club Cab $9,997

#KN99557A, PAMPERED, 55k!! P/OPTIONS

#KP27304, LIMITED, DVD, LEATHER, 2,428 OFF KBB

‘11 Hyundai Sonata GLS

$14,488

‘10 Ford Econoline XLT $19,745

#KN62067, STABILITY, FACTORY WARRANTY

#KN77515, 15 PASS, PW, CC, $1,621 OFF KBB

$6,988

‘08 Chrysler Sebring Convtb’l

$10,470

#KP23531, OFF-SEASON, $2,082 OFF KBB

‘07 Infinity M35

$19,788

#FP50592, AWD, NAVIGATION, MOONROOF

HUNDREDS of USED CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVs All Makes & Models! Visit FitzMall.com Today! W WHEATON H E AT O N U USED SED V VEHICLES EHICLES UNDER $10,995

1994 Ford Explorer 4x4.....................1,450

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

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

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

#KP10186A,AC,AT,ABS, BEST VALUE!, “HANDYMAN”

#KP95439B, Clean! 92K, AT, AC, PW/PLC

#KP58509, AUT, LTHR, MNRF, “HANDYMAN”

#KP17054, 4WD, 3.2L, Clean! LTHR, PW/PL, AC, MD INSP’D

#FP39852A, 7 Pass LTHR/PWER Seat, PWER OPTS, Don’t Miss “HANDYMAN”

#KP65991A, AT, AC, PW/PLC, Easy Terms!

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

2001 Mazda MPV LX.........................2,488 #KP39139A, DVD, RAC, PWR OPTIONS, “HANDYMAN”

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

#KP48326A, Auto, PW/PLC SAVE$$$$$! “HANDYMAN”

2005 Chevy Impala LS.......................6,990 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT..................6,990

#KP12424, QUADS, PSET, PW, DON’T MISS!

2004 Cadillac Deville........................7,450

#KP81202, Prisine! MNRF, LTHR, Parksense, P/OPTS

2006 Chrysler Pacifica......................7,945

2000 Chevy Camaro Z28...................3,950

#KP19537, AWD, Touring, 3rd Seat, PSeat, P/Opts

2003 Olds Alero GL...........................4,488

2005 Honda Accord LX...................... #KP57155, PW/PLC, CD, CC, Don’t Miss!

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

2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD ......... #KP09664A, PSEAT, PW/PLC, CASS/CD Combo, GREAT VALUE

#KP56784A, 5.7, V8, T-TOPS, P/OPTIONS, CLASSIC! “HANDYMAN” #KP84551, Clean! AT, AC, P/Options, MD Insp’d

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

4,998

2000 Toyota Camry LE...................... #KP01579, Best Buy! AT, PW/PPLC, MD Insp’d

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

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

5,988

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

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

#KP59757, Super Sharp! Alloys, ABS, AT, PW/PMR, CD

2003 Toyota Matrix WGN..................6,745 #KR03506, CLEAN!, AUTO, TLT, PLCS, MD INSP’D

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

2002 GMC Sonoma SLS.....................6,988

#KP53863, CREW CAB, 4WD, AT, PW, CD, CC, MUST SEE!

2004 Jeep Liberty Sport...................6,988 #KP18052, Nice! AT, PW/POC, CD

G559700

UNDER $10,995

7,988

7,988

2004 Chevy Trailblazer LT 4X4..........7,988

#KP27447, MNRF, PSEAT, PW/PLC

MORE VEHICLES continued

2007 Jeep Compas Ltd......................9,745 #KP87612A, Gorgeous! Chrm Whls, Nav, Mnrf, Lthr

2005 Hyundai Tuscon GLS AWD..........9,788 #KP34280, NICE! PW/PLC/PMR, CC, CD

2007 Ford Escape XLT.......................9,988 #KP27730, Nice! MNRF, LTHR, CD, PW

2006 Buick Lucerne CXS.................10,470

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

2008 Chrysler Sebring Cnvtb’l.........10,470 #KP23531, TRNG LTHR/PWR SET, CD, P/OPTS, OFFSEASON PRICED

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

2009 Mitsubishi Gallant..................10,745 #KP01845, Ralliart Nav, MNRF, LTHR, Don’t Miss!

2005 Toyota Avalon XL....................10,988

#KP15848, GORGEOUS! MNRF, PSEAT, CD, ALLOYS

2005 Mazda Mazda 6........................7,997

2005 Dodge Durango Limited..........10,988

2004 Dodge Caravan S&T..................7,998

2006 Volvo S80 2.5T.......................11,470

#KP25777, PW/PLC, CC, CD, 5SPD, Gas Saver. #KP11470A, Nice, DVD, LTHR, PWR DR/Gate

HEMI, Sunroof, Leather, DVD Nav, One Owner

#KP38876, AWD, Pampered! MNRF, LTHR/PWER Seat, SAB

2005 Dodge Magnum SXT..................8,970

2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer......11,870

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

2006 Subaru Legacy Outbk 2.5XT...11,988

#KP14663, PSEAT, ALLOYS, PW/PLC, CD

#KP11507, 4WD, MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR/CASS, PSeat\

2004 Ford Ranger Supercab..............8,988

#KP28744, 4x4, Tilt, Cruise, AT, Alloys Don’t Miss!

2005 Chrysler Pacifica TRNG............8,990

#47651KP, 4WD, Beauty! 3rd Seat, LTHR, MNRF, RNG BDS

12,990

2005 Nissan Armada.......................14,988

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

2009 Toyota Corolla LE.................... #KP24515, ALL THE TOYS! NAV, MNRF, LTHR, PWR OPTS

#KP09074, MNRF, LTHR, AT, CD-6, WELL KEPT!

#KP62182, SHARP! DVD, MNRF, LTHR, DON’T MISS!

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

2004 Acura MDX AWD.....................11,988 2008 GMC Savana Cargovan...........11,988

#KR02313, 3RD SEAT, PRISTINE! PSEATS, CD, P/OPTIONS

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

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

12,588

MORE VEHICLES continued

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

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

#KR11890, AT, AC, Tradesman

#KP59427, Beauty! Panoramic, MNRF, AT, P/Options

MORE VEHICLES continued

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

#KP24575, ALL THE TOYS! NAV, LTHR, PWR OPTS

#KP32745, Clean! MNRF, LTHR, CD CHGR

2008 Suzuki X-7 Luxury...................14,588 #KP24175, AWD, LUXURY, MNRF, LTHR, P/OPTS

14,770

2011 Chevy Impala LT..................... #KN88726, MNRF, LTHR/PWER SEATS, CD, ALLOYS, P/Opts, CD Chgr

#KP57035, Auto, Sunroof, Leather, 3rd Row

#KP6061, AWD, NICE! ALLOYS, RNG BDS, P/OPTIONS

2010 Dodge Charger SXT.................16,988 #KN46874, PSeat, Alloys, PW/PLC, CD, Fac Warr

2004 Infinity FX45...........................19,990 #KP04556, AWD, All The Toys! Nav, MRF, LTHR

20,488

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

20,570

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


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