IN THIS ISSUE . . . Carroll County
COVER: VIRGINIA TECH: IN MEMORIAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, 12–13
Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Baltimore
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VOLUME XVI, NUMBER 16 Imaging the Politics, Culture, and Events of Our Times April 20, 2007
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Student Counselor Ryan Clark Erin Peterson
Professor Kevin Granata Jeremy Herbstritt
Professor GV Loganathan Julia Pryde
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Minal Panchal Brian Bluhm
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AROUND THE NATION
April 20, 2007
VOTING-RIGHTS COLUMNS HELP TUCKER EPHREN W. TAYLOR II PRESENTS $350,000 CHECK TO
WIN PULITZER AFTER TWO NEAR MISSES TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION AND CHEYNEY UNIVERSITY
ynthia Tucker was voted a Pulitzer Prize for Taylor is a vision-driven wealth en- sylvania, he will speak at local high
commentary, partly because she wrote about trepreneur, inspirational speaker and schools, address private investors, edu-
voting rights last year. The Atlanta Journal- corporate philanthropist. He is the cators, non profit organizations, reli-
Constitution/Universal Press Syndicate columnist told CEO of City Capital Corporation gious and government leaders to en-
E&P that she included pieces about various topics in (OTCBB:CCCN), which creates eco- courage positive change in their urban
her Pulitzer portfolio. But what she wrote about most nomically-sound, socially-conscious communities. He will also make an-
in 2006 were GOP efforts in Georgia and elsewhere to investments that give back to local other presentation to Tom Joyner at the
suppress the vote of people (often poor African-Amer- communities, and create affordable Cheyney University “Lunch with a
icans) through such means as a push for paid IDs. Peo- homes for working class families na- Purpose.”
ple have likened that to the Jim Crow-era poll tax. tionwide. His companies currently “It is a great honor to be a catalyst
Tucker, who’s also the Journal-Constitution’s edi- manage over $150 million in assets for student entrepreneurs and to trans-
torial page editor, was a Pulitzer finalist in 2006 and and projects. fer the advantages that I had growing
Cynthia Tucker 2004. Though she obviously wanted to win those “The American service industry up to our youth. It is particularly grati-
years, she understood why it didn’t happen. calls upon higher education to create fying to partner with a Historically
“Leonard Pitts, who won in 2004, is an excellent columnist,” said Tucker. “I run programs that spark the spirit of enter- Black College, specifically America’s
him in the Journal-Constitution. And Nicholas Kristof, who won last year, has sin- prise. The parallel development of an
oldest HBCU. We intend to use the
gle-handedly kept the issue of Darfur before America. I didn’t feel I was cheated in international program and the Ephren
Ephren W. Taylor II Entrepreneurial
either of those years. But I’m utterly delighted that my time has finally come.” Ephren W. Taylor II W. Taylor II Entrepreneurial Academy
Academy at Cheyney as an interna-
When it comes to prize consideration, Tucker competes mostly against colum- at Cheyney University will make our
tional model for future partnerships in
nists who aren’t also full-time editors. Tucker said she’s so used to wearing two merica’s youngest African- graduates an invaluable human capital
job hats that she “can’t imagine what it would be like” to have the luxury of doing American CEO of a publicly- resource for both developed and devel- higher education,” asserts Taylor.
only a column. “But I’m committed to squeezing out the [column] reporting time traded company, Ephren W. oping countries,” comments M. Starita Widely respected as a true “Wealth
on the issues that are important,” Tucker said. Taylor II donated a significant gift to Boyce, Ph.D., vice president for Insti- Engineer”, Taylor utilizes his innova-
Tucker began writing a column for The Atlanta Journal in 1984, and became Cheyney University. Taylor will be tutional Advancement at Cheyney. tive model to raise capital and enhance
editorial page editor of The Atlanta Constitution eight years later. Now she holds presented a $350,000 check to create a “There is no better place for learning his clients’ ability to develop and man-
both positions at the combined AJC. specialized curriculum academy for than Cheyney University, the alma age wealth. City Capital recently
Mike Luckovich, who received the editorial cartooning Pulitzer in 2006, has high school and college-aged aspiring mater of giants such as Octavius Catto, signed a $50,000,000 credit facility
worked with Tucker for about 15 years. “I’m thrilled Cynthia won,” the Journal- entrepreneurs named in his honor. Ad- Edward R. Bradley, Rebecca Cole, agreement with The Lucian Group of
Constitution/Creators Syndicate cartoonist told E&P today. “She’s so deserving. ditionally, he will be addressing role of M.D. and James R. Dumpson, Ph.D.” Rochester, NY to accelerate their abil-
She’s fearless in her column and lets me take strong stands.” the academy in easing the violence Recently, Taylor launched the ity to leverage investments, holdings
Luckovich noted that, in Atlanta, Tucker’s writing makes her “feared, hated, currently plaguing Philadelphia. The Urban Wealth Tour to promote eco- and other assets to build value for in-
and loved depending on who you talk to.” But he said people who know Tucker Ephren W. Taylor II Entrepreneurial nomic empowerment, affordable hous- vestors and shareholders, all while cre-
find her to be not only “courageous, but also a really nice person with a fabulous Academy is scheduled to open in July ing and entrepreneurship in urban ating positive change in communities
sense of humor.” 2007. communities. During his visit to Penn- nationwide.
COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG’S EQUIANO LECTURE SERIES EXPLORES THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE
o commemorate the 200-year an- The cost to attend the symposium is African descent. His recent fellowships Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill. Emancipator” (Random House; paper-
niversary of the 1807 abolition of $30. Registration includes a weekend include a W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Davis also has served on the faculties back, Jan. 2007), is a biography of
the slave trade act passed by admission ticket to all Colonial Afro-American Research Fellowship at of Barry University and Florida A&M Robert Carter III. It was described as
British Parliament, Colonial Williams- Williamsburg exhibition sites, conti- Harvard University 2004-2005 and a University. He is the author of the “an absorbing portrait” on the cover of
burg’s Equiano Lecture Series will pres- nental breakfast for two days, lunch on School of Historical Studies Fellow- groundbreaking work “Frederick Dou- the New York Times Book Review, re-
ent a two-day symposium titled “Unify- Friday at a historic tavern and a com- ship at the Institute for Advanced Stud- glass: Precursor of Liberation Theol- viewed prominently in newspapers and
ing the Divine and Secular: The Role of memorative poster. Pre-registration is ies, Princeton University, 2003-2004. ogy” (Mercer University Press 2005). scholarly journals, and supported by
Theology and the Law in the Abolish of recommended and can be made at His latest book “Olaudah Equiano, the Morris Henderson is a professor of television, radio and university lecture
the Slave Trade.” The symposium will www.ColonialWilliamsburg.com/ African: Biography of a Self-Made African American and religious studies, appearances nationwide.
be held April 27-28 at the DeWitt Wal- Equiano. Man” was chosen co-winner of the Virginia Commonwealth University, Eric Metaxas is the author of the ac-
lace Decorative Arts Museum. The Equiano Lecture Series Sym- American Society for Eighteenth-Cen- Richmond, Va. Henderson received his claimed best-seller “Amazing Grace:
This event will investigate the moral posium is funded in part by a generous tury Studies 2004-06 Annibel Jenkins bachelor’s degree in music education William Wilberforce and the Heroic
and legal arguments that shaped pro- grant from the Norfolk Southern Cor- Prize for best biography of the year. It from Jackson State University in Jack- Campaign to End Slavery,” the “offi-
and anti-slavery attitudes during the late poration and the Charles E. Culpeper also was selected in 2006 as one of son, Miss. He holds a master’s degree cial companion book” to the feature
18th and early 19th centuries. Sympo- Endowments in Arts and Culture of the “The Best of the Best of the University from Virginia Union University School film. He is a graduate of Yale Univer-
sium presenters will consider the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Additional Presses: Books You Should Know of Theology in Richmond, Va., and a sity, where he was editor of the nation’s
thoughts, actions and opinions of histor- support for African American pro- About” by the Association of American doctorate of ministry degree from “oldest college humor magazine” and
ical figures like Thomas Jefferson, Olau- gramming comes from Douglas N. University Presses (2006). Howard University School of Divinity in his work has appeared in the New York
dah Equiano and William Wilberforce. Morton and Marilyn L. Brown, and Kahlil G. Chism has taught Ameri- Washington, D.C. He is a former instruc- Times, Washington Post, First Things
The symposium will feature several Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Parsons. can studies, U.S. history, U.S. govern- tor of religious studies at the Governor’s and other publications. He also is the
distinguished scholars, including Vin- Established in 1926, the Colonial ment, English, writing and introduc- School in Richmond, Va. He also has author of “Everything You Always
cent Carretta, Kahlil G. Chism, Regi- Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for- tion to classroom computer technology served as an adjunct professor of reli- Wanted to Know About God (but were
nald Davis, Morris Henderson, An- profit educational institution that pre- at both the secondary and post-second- gion, Mississippi University for Women, afraid to ask)” (WaterBrook Press,
drew Levy, Eric Metaxas and James serves and operates the restored 18th- ary levels. He received his bachelor’s Columbus, Miss. Henderson has served 2005). A sequel “Everything ELSE
Walvin (scholar biographies attached). century Revolutionary capital of degree in history and his master’s de- as executive director of the Williams In- You Always Wanted to Know About
The symposium also will feature Virginia as a town-sized living history gree in secondary education and social stitute of Technology and Humanities God” will be released on May 15 (Wa-
various living history presentations museum, telling the inspirational stories studies, both from the University of Inc. Columbus, Miss., and executive di- terBrook Press 2007). Metaxas has
performed throughout the Historic of our nation’s founding men and Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. As an ed- rector of the Golden Triangle Regional done voice-overs and written scripts
Area. Gowan Pamphlet, a locally women. Within the restored and recon- ucation specialist at the National Housing Corp., Columbus, Miss. He and books for “VeggieTales” and is the
known 18th-century African American structed buildings, historic interpreters, Archives and Records Administration, continues to serve as executive director author of 30 children’s books. His Rab-
Baptist preacher who is portrayed by attired as colonial men and women from Washington, D.C., Chism coordinates of the Center Advancing Self Help. bit Ears videos and books have earned
Colonial Williamsburg interpreter slaves to shopkeepers to soldiers, relate and presents workshops and videocon- Andrew Levy holds the distin- him three Grammy nominations for
James Ingram, will deliver an anti-slav- stories of colonial Virginia society and ferences to a national audience of stu- guished Cooper Chair in English at Best Children’s Recording.
ery sermon. The Rev. William Graham, culture—stories of our journey to be- dents, teachers and administrators, Butler University and is author of the James Walvin is professor emeritus
an 18th-century Presbyterian minister come Americans. As Colonial Williams- kindergarten through undergraduate prize-winning work “The First Eman- at the University of York, United King-
and president of Hampden-Sydney burg interprets life in the time of the college studies. His work focuses on cipator.” A native of New Jersey, dom, and currently is historical curator
College portrayed by Colonial American Revolution for its guests, it the critical analysis and effective use Levy is a graduate of Brown Univer- for the British Parliament’s exhibition
Williamsburg interpreter Jack Flintom, also invites them to interact with history. of primary source materials in the na- sity with degrees in mathematics and “The British Slave Trade: Abolition,
will deliver a pro-slavery sermon. Williamsburg is located 150 miles south tion’s classrooms to promote civics English. He received a master’s degree Parliament and the People” to be held
Olaudah Equiano, portrayed by Colo- of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. and social studies education. from the Johns Hopkins Writing Semi- in Westminster Hall May 23–Sept. 23.
nial Williamsburg interpreter Richard For more information or reservations, Reginald F. Davis is pastor of the nars and a doctorate in English from Walvin has held visiting positions in
Josey, will share stories of his enslave- call toll-free 1-800-HISTORY or visit First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, the University of Pennsylvania. In the Caribbean, the United States and
ment in America. Robert Carter III, Colonial Williamsburg on the Internet at Va., one of the oldest African Ameri- 2001, Levy published “The Anti-Jef- Australia. He has published widely on
portrayed by Colonial Williamsburg in- www.ColonialWilliamsburg.com. can Baptist churches in America. ferson,” an essay celebrating the for- the history of slavery and the slave
terpreter Gerry Underdown, will reveal Davis holds a master’s of divinity de- gotten emancipator Robert Carter III. trade. During the 2007 commemora-
how his faith led to his decision to free BACKGROUND ON gree from Colgate Rochester Divinity “The Anti-Jefferson” was included in tive year of the British Abolition of the
his slaves. Thomas Jefferson, portrayed SPEAKERS School and a doctorate in humanities, Best American Essays 2002, was African Slave Trade, Walvin will re-
by Colonial Williamsburg interpreter Vincent Carretta is professor of with a concentration in African Ameri- named best essay by a younger writer lease two new works—“A Short His-
Bill Barker, will discuss the grave im- English at the University of Maryland, can Studies from Florida State Univer- in the American Scholar for that year tory of Slavery” (Penguin, March
plications that might arise as a result of specializing in 18th-century transat- sity. He has served as the Dean of Stu- and was featured on NPR’s All Things 2007) and “The Trader, The Owner,
abolishing slavery in the United States. lantic English-speaking authors of dents at Garrett-Evangelical Considered. Levy’s work, “The First The Slave” (Cape, March 2007).
4 THE METRO HERALD
AROUND THE REGION
April 20, 2007
WASA BOARD EFFORTS PROTECT PHOTOGRAPHER JAMES VANDERZEE FEATURED AT
POTOMAC RIVER AND CHESAPEAKE BAY PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY HARLEM RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PROJECTS
n Saturday, May 5th Prince terizing the time as one of achievement, Central American influences on the
George’s County will cele- idealism, and success. VanDerZee’s Harlem Renaissance era. There will
brate the Cultural Explosion photographs portray the Harlem of the be music, dancing and food vendors
he District of Columbia Water the largest single point source dis-
and Sewer Authority (WASA) charger to the Chesapeake Bay, treats of the Harlem Renaissance era during 1920s and 1930s as a community that participating in the festival represent-
Board of Directors has given an average 370 millions of gallons per the 8th Annual Harlem Renaissance managed to be simultaneously talented, ing these continents and Caribbean is-
the green light to two projects at the day and has been a leader in voluntar- Festival, at the Columbia Park/Kent- spiritual, and prosperous. lands. Each year the Festival high-
Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater ily reducing nutrient (nitrogen and land Community Center, 2411 Pine- To capture the flavor of the Harlem lights a celebrity guest artist to perform
Treatment Plant that will have a signif- phosphorus) discharge. WASA has re- brook Avenue, Landover, MD from Renaissance era, the festival will have at the end of the Festival to close the
icant impact on WASA’s ongoing pro- duced nitrogen levels by 75 percent 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. An exhibit of a professional photographer scheduled day. This year the Festival celebrity
gram to reduce nitrogen levels dis- since 1987, far exceeding goals estab- the work of one of the most prolific during the Festival from 10:00 a.m. to guests include jazz vibraphonist Roy
charged from the sewage treatment lished by the Chesapeake Bay Agree- photographers of the Harlem Renais- 12:00 noon to take family portraits Ayers, vocalists Jean Carne and Jon
plant into the Potomac River, a tribu- ment in 1987 and 2000. Since 2000, sance era, James VanDerZee, will be
reminiscent of the way VanDerZee Lucien and pianist Lonnie Liston
tary of the Chesapeake Bay. Nitrogen WASA has met its voluntary goal of on display at the Festival. The exhibit
staged his portrait sittings. The sit- Smith. Each performer a musical leg-
is a key pollutant that causes the deple- 7.5 million pounds of TN per year and, is sponsored by The Washington Post.
A superlative studio photographer, tings will be free to the public, how- end, the quartet will be performing on
tion of oxygen that fish and other for the past two years, through research
and related improved operations, has James VanDerZee captured the spirit ever, festival-goers will be charged for the main stage at 5:00p.m. Festival
aquatic life need to thrive.
The board’s action today approves a averaged less that 5.5 million pounds and energy of life in Harlem for more any photographs taken at that time. sponsor packages and vendor informa-
$101 million construction contract to re- per year. “In terms of the effort and than 50 years. VanDerZee’s work ex- This year the Festival’s theme, “A tion is still available. For more infor-
place, rehabilitate and upgrade facilities money spent on protecting and clean- hibited artistic as well as technical mas- Cultural Explosion!” celebrates the mation, contact Alexis Yeoman on
at Blue Plans to continue the 40 percent ing up the Anacostia River and the tery. Thanks to his genius for darkroom African, Caribbean and South and (301) 918-8418.
reduction levels that WASA has volun- Chesapeake Bay estuary, we are true experimentation-retouching negatives,
tarily achieved. The board also author- environmental stewards, making a sig- for example, and creating double expo-
ized the general manager to submit a nificant investment in resolving long- sures-the demand for his portraiture COUNTY TO HOST RECEPTION
plan, estimated to cost more than $800 standing problems,” Johnson said. soon skyrocketed. Many of Van-
million, to further reduce nitrogen levels Johnson further referenced the 2005 DerZee’s photographs celebrate the life
MARKING FAIR HOUSING MONTH
to meet the new limit set by the U.S. En- Chesapeake Bay Commission Report of the emergent black middle class.
n celebration of Fair Housing Month, the Rockville Library will host a
vironmental Protection Agency (EPA) in which documents that less than 26 per- Using the conventions of studio por- reception on Tuesday, April 24 from 2:00–3:00PM on the second floor
its modification of the Blue Plains oper- cent of the Bay’s nitrogen is due to dis- trait photography, he composed images of the library, located at 21 Maryland Avenue.
ating permit. The new permit limit re- charges from municipal wastewater that reflected his clients’ dignity, inde- The reception, which is open to the public, will feature staff representa-
quires a reduction of total nitrogen (TN) treatment plants. “It is clear that reduc- pendence, and material comfort, charac- tives from the Office of Human Rights, Montgomery County Public Libraries
from the plant from 8.5 million pounds tion in other sources of nitrogen—agri- and the Montgomery County Inter-Agency Fair Housing Coordinating Com-
per year to 4.7 million pounds per year. culture, animal waste, fertilizers, and mittee. The reception will provide an opportunity for individuals to learn
The cost will be shared between the Dis- the atmosphere—has to be addressed if about the latest issues in fair housing and housing rights.
trict rate payers and the Authority’s sub- the Bay restoration program is to suc- For more information, call the Office of Human Rights at 240-777-8450.
urban wastewater treatment customers ceed. It can’t all be done on the backs FRIENDS OF
in Maryland and Virginia.
“After months of discussions by the
of the municipalities,” he said.
WASA submited its proposed reduc-
board, meetings with stakeholders and tion strategy to EPA Region III on April SPONSOR ALEXANDRIA ’S URBAN FORESTRY
other regional interests, and negotia-
tions with EPA, the board has em-
16, 2007. WASA will also submit the
plan to the environmental organizations
BUS TOUR TO STEERING COMMITTEE HOLDS
braced a conceptual plan that is very that commented on the draft permit. The HISTORIC SECOND ANNUAL EARTH DAY TREE SALE
aggressive and very expensive, “ gen-
eral manager Jerry N. Johnson said.
implementation schedule for the pro-
posed plan will be established through
eadlined as “Great Trees, mental, and evergreen trees. Shade and
The Blue Plains wastewater plant, continuing discussions with EPA. oin the Friends of Fort Ward,
Great Prices, and Great for ornamental trees will be available for
May 5, 2007 on a day-long $30, and evergreen trees will be avail-
bus tour to many of the Civil able for $40. If 10 or more trees are
Urban Forestry Steering Committee
FAIRFAX CONNECTOR BUSES WILL BEGIN War points of interest in Freder-
(UFSC) and Department of Recreation, purchased and will be planted on one
icksburg, including Chatham
ACCEPTING SMARTRIP CARDS IN MAY Manor, Sunken Road, Marye’s
Parks and Cultural Activities will hold site, assistance with planting can be re-
a City tree sale on Saturday, April 21, quested for an additional fee.
Heights, the site of Meade’s ad-
airfax Connector buses soon transfers, tickets and passes. from 8am to 2pm at Ben Brenman The Urban Forestry Steering Com-
vance, and the Visitor’s Center.
will be able to accept SmarTrip Passengers may purchase SmarTrip Park, located at 4800 Duke St. Tree mittee was established by the City
Visits to the battlefields and attrac-
cards as fare payment when cards at the five Connector Store loca- stewards will be available at the sale to Manager at the request of City Council
tions of historic Fredericksburg are
new fareboxes are installed in May. tions in Fairfax County: consult on tree choice and care. in 2004 and seeks to promote the
a must for Civil War buffs inter-
The new SmarTrip fareboxes will be The City’s tree supplier, Denison preservation of the Alexandria’s tree
• Tysons-West*Park Transit Station ested in regional campaigns.
installed on south county buses in early Landscaping and Nursery of Ft. Wash- canopy by encouraging the planting of
• Reston East at Wiehle Avenue Park The First Battle of Fredericks-
May, and on north county buses in ington, Md., will provide the same va- trees on private property throughout
& Ride burg was a key engagement of the
mid-May. All buses should have the rieties of trees the City plants—hardy the City.
• Reston Town Center Transit Station Civil War. More than 200,000 men
new technology by June. and successful in this area—in five Ben Brenman Park is served by
• Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride faced each other across the Rappa-
One of the advantages for passen- gallon containers that residents can DASH transit bus lines AT #5 and #8.
• Franconia-Springfield Metro Sta- hannock River in early December,
gers who use SmarTrip technology is easily handle and plant. Trees will be For DASH schedule information, call
tion 1862. By the conclusion of the
the ability to travel seamlessly sold at below market prices to encour- 703-370-DASH or visit www.
First Battle of Fredericksburg and
throughout the region using the card. SmarTrip cards also may be pur- age private planting in Alexandria, a dashbus.com. For Metrobus schedule
the Union Army’s withdrawal,
Another advantage is the eventual op- chased through Metro online at major goal of the UFSC. information, call 202-637-7000 or visit
more than 12,600 Federal troops
portunity to discontinue the use of www.wmata.com or at www. Trees for sale include shade, orna- www.wmata.com.
were dead, wounded or missing
paper transfers, tickets and passes. commuterdirect.com, or by visiting and there were 5,300 Confederate
SmarTrip technology also will make Metro sales outlets. SmarTrip cards casualties. Poor communications
boarding the bus more efficient. also are available for sale at Metro sta-
The introduction of the SmarTrip tions that offer public parking. Passen-
and faulty orders by Union com- AN ARTISTIC RECREATION OF THE
mand led to a Confederate victory.
farebox is Phase I of a two-phase, re- gers may add fare value to the Smar-
The bus departs from and re-
MIDDLE PASSAGE AT UNIVERSITY OF MD
gional project. SmarTrip cards in Phase Trip card at any Metro station vending
turns to the Fort Ward Museum and
I will be programmed to recognize the machine labeled “Passes/Farecards.” n commemoration of the bicentennial of the abolition of the Trans-At-
continuation of a trip or transfer, so pas- Historic Site parking lot, 4301 W. lantic Slave Trade, the students of “The Middle Passage: An Interdisci-
The SmarTrip card costs $5, and pas-
sengers will not be required to request a Braddock Road, Alexandria. The plinary Approach” present an artistic re-creation of the Middle Passage
sengers are encouraged to register the
transfer when using the SmarTrip card cost is $105 for current members; Journey. Recreation will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 from 11AM to
card with Metro to protect the value
to pay their fare. Also in Phase I, the $115 for non-members, which in- 2PM at the McKeldin Mall at the University of Maryland.
from loss or damage. SmarTrip cards
new fareboxes will continue to accept cludes a one-year enrollment in the The Middle Passage was the leg of the Atlantic slave trade that transported
can hold up to $300 of fare value.
cash, with the exception of pennies, just organization. The registration fee people from Africa to the Americas.
The new SmarTrip fareboxes are
like the current fareboxes. All other fare includes lunch, entrance fees, The course, offered through the Anthropology Department, is also part of
one of several improvements being
media, including Metrobus passes and snacks, and transportation. Pre- the David C. Driskell Center’s annual course program. The 2006-07 theme
made to the Fairfax Connector bus sys-
paper transfers, will continue to be ac- tem this year. Bike racks will be in- registration is required: deadline is explores the art of storytelling in a variety of forms—from the narrative on
cepted while Phase I of the farebox in- stalled on all Connector buses to ac- May 2. There will be no refunds the page to the fable preserved in a painting or work of art, to the lives of
stallation occurs. commodate bike riders, offering more for cancellations after April 28. those whose experiences have shaped our understanding and definition of the
Phase II, which will occur after choices for commuters. New “green For more information and a African American and African diasporic experience. The 2006-07 theme was
transit systems throughout the entire diesel” low-floor buses have been or- registration form, call the Museum inspired by the career of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, August Wilson,
region are equipped with the new fare- dered and will start arriving in May; for a registration form at 703-838- who enjoined rising artists to simply, “Tell your story.”
boxes, is anticipated to feature en- these buses produce fewer emissions 4848. For more information, contact: Dr. Teresa Leslie 240-417-4213 or middle.
hanced functions and should enable the due to the installation of a diesel par- firstname.lastname@example.org
region to discontinue the use of paper ticulate filter system.
THE METRO HERALD 5
April 20, 2007
U.S. AFRICA DIALOGUEON CONNECTING AFRICA LIVING IN MUGABE’S ZIMBABWE
In March 2003, President Bush in- nize Mr. Butare, who is here today. Mr.
arol J. Thompson, Deputy As- imbabwean Herbert is 27 years
sistant Secretary for African troduced the President’s Digital Free- Butare currently serves as Rwanda’s old—born in 1980 when his
Affairs, U.S. Capitol, Wash- dom Initiative, often called DFI. DFI Minister of Communications and Inter- nation became independent.
ington, DC. March 15, 2007. aims to harness the strengths of the U.S. net Technology. Talking to the BBC News website by
Good afternoon, and welcome to public and private sectors to help the de- The overall picture has shifted telephone, he reflected on the ups and
our distinguished guests from the veloping world utilize information and tremendously, over the last ten years. downs of living under President Robert
African diplomatic corps. Thank you, communication technologies (ICTs) to African economies have grown Mugabe.
Chairman Payne, for your leadership resolve development challenges. stronger through increased connectiv- I am not excited about the inde-
and ongoing commitment to Africa. It After launching a pilot program in ity. Over 100 million new subscribers pendence anniversary celebrations.
is a pleasure to join all of you in the Dakar, Senegal, DFI expanded to in- have opened cellular phone accounts. Why should I be? I have nothing to
U.S. Capitol today to discuss advances clude other African nations. DFI coun- Africa is on the move. celebrate. I am buying bread at 6,000 Zimbabwe gained its independence from
in telecommunications and Internet de- tries have set aside long-standing As we gather today, we have the op- Zimbabwean dollars ($0.34 at current Britain 27 years ago
velopment in sub-Saharan Africa. telecommunications monopolies—no- portunity to focus on some of the chal- black market exchange rate) for a loaf
On behalf of the State Department’s tably in Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bis- lenges and opportunities facing global and two liters of cooking oil for when we were at junior school, five
Bureau of African Affairs, I would like sau, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, communications policymakers on the 120,000 Zimbabwean dollars ($6.70). cents in your pocket could get you
to thank the United States Trade and De- Mali, and Rwanda—and the shift has macro-level. How do we expand broad- I was only taking 500,000 Zimbab- sweets to last the whole week. I tell you,
velopment Agency for coordinating this benefited consumers. band and rural connectivity? How do wean dollars ($28) home a month. But finding a five cent piece on the pave-
event. We meet at a pivotal moment for Nigeria’s experience is a prime ex- we apply technology in relevant ways even that is no more. As of yesterday, I ment was like finding gold!
the African telecommunications sector. ample. Since 1999, USAID has for education, health, and government was laid off from my clerical job. And Now if you see a 1,000 Zimbab-
Congressman Mickey Leland of worked closely with the Government operations? How do we balance free- now, because this is Zimbabwe, I know wean dollar note on the floor, you just
Texas would be proud. The Leland Ini- of Nigeria to assist the Nigerian Com- dom of information against citizens’ that I am not going to get another job. keep walking. You don’t stop. It is
tiative, which is named in memory of munications Commission (NCC), as it safety? And perhaps most importantly, I live in a rented flat with my wife and nothing—no-one will even pick it up.
former Representative Mickey Leland, becomes a stronger, more transparent how can we best encourage the adop- family and so I am still thinking of Back then, after independence, we all
who was a large proponent of African and fair telecommunications regulator. tion of new technologies in our increas- what I can do to carry on living and loved President Mugabe. But now we
development and died in a plane crash Over the last six years, Nigeria has paying the rent. Maybe I will sell some don’t. The only ones that do are those
ingly connected world?
benefited from nearly $9 billion in in- of my furniture. who benefit from his rule. I don’t mind
in Ethiopia in August 1989. The United States has a critical in-
vestment in the telecommunications The whole Zimbabwe situation is if Zanu-PF stays as the ruling party, I
If we look back to 1996, it is clear terest in all of these issues. Since 1996,
and ICT sectors. I would like to recog- not pleasing at the moment. Not at all. really don’t. I just want there to be
how much progress the U.S.-Africa U.S. government staff and their
nize NCC Executive Vice-Chairman Everything costs so much, most have change at the top.
relationship has made since the Leland African counterparts have: developed
Ernest Ndukwe, who joins us today. so little and everywhere there are se- Mugabe is already a hero and he al-
Initiative was implemented, promoting pro-growth policies, facilitated high-
Engineer Ndukwe’s leadership and cret police. We are not free anymore. ways will be but there is nothing more
pro-growth policies and pioneering the competence have been critical to the impact investments in information in-
I was born in Mutare [eastern city on for him to do. He must just step down.
expansion of the Internet in over success of this venture. frastructure, and applied the Internet as When he was prime minister every-
twenty African countries. a tool for spurring economic growth. border with neighboring Mozambique]
Another example of positive devel- but moved to Harare a few years back to thing was fine. But when his first wife,
By 2000, an independent study opments can be seen in Rwanda. Several partner countries instituted Sally, died, he started going the other
conducted by the World Bank found economic reforms, reducing the cost of find work after my parents passed
Working with partners in Rwanda, the away. I remember how beautiful our way. That women loved our country—
that Leland partner countries had more United States helped implement a doing business for firms and consumers she did so much for us. A lot has
Internet firms in operation and lower by hundreds of millions of dollars. country was in the 80s. My gran used to
demonstration Internet gateway at the give me 50 Zimbabwean cents to go changed. And it all started then.
telephony costs than non-Leland part- Kigali Institute of Science and Tech- More than 100 African firms have Now, our country is dead. I really
ner countries. The U.S.-Africa partner- buy bread, butter and milk—all that for
nology, also called KIST. become Internet Service Providers want a better Zimbabwe.
ship in Information and Communica- so little! It was easy to live well. And
KIST and then-Institute Rector Al- (ISPs). These small companies are
tions Technology (ICT), which builds bert Butare were, and continue to be, stimulating telecommunications mar-
on the successes of the Leland Initia- chief proponents leading Rwanda’s kets, while facilitating business and NIGERIAN ARMY ATTACKS ISLAMISTS
tive, had already made a quantifiable personal communication and provid-
commitment to ICT development. ome 25 Islamic militants have place in northern Nigeria, but it is not
difference to consumers and busi- At this point, I would like to recog- ing jobs across the continent. been killed in an offensive near the unprecedented. A few years ago, radi-
nesses in Africa. As we look to the future, we hope city of Kano in Nigeria’s north, the cal students from a university in north-
to build on the U.S.-Africa partnership. army says. Militants held an area after eastern Nigeria took to the bush, called
MANDELA’S GRANDSON A XHOSA CHIEF Our cooperation in the telecommunica- attacking a police station on Tuesday. themselves the Taleban and attacked
tions sector will support the efforts of Nine Islamists have been captured, as several police stations. In the end
Nelson renounced to become a lawyer African information and communica- well as a quantity of arms, the army says. many were killed by the army. But the
and fight white minority rule some 70 tions sector actors, as they compete in Police say the militants came to fact is whoever these militants are, this
years ago. But the 88-year-old, who the global marketplace. avenge the assassination of a radical Is- incident just adds to the feeling of in-
retired as president in 1999, said it We anticipate that U.S. government lamic cleric shot dead last Friday. The security in a country already wracked
should go to his grandson. programs will yield quantifiable, posi- unrest adds to rising tension, with oppo- by political turmoil over disputed elec-
Mandla, a 32-year-old recent politi- tive results. Foreign direct investment sition parties threatening to boycott Sat- tions, our reporter says.
in critical telecommunications infra- urday’s presidential polls. It is unclear The opposition parties called for a
cal science graduate, vowed to try to
structure is expected to increase by at how many militants are still at large. postponement of Saturday’s presiden-
help the people of the rural Eastern
least $300 million over the next five In a statement on Tuesday night, 18 tial elections after lengthy talks in the
Cape, which is one of the nation’s capital, Abuja. In the statement, they
years. The secure networks necessary of the main parties demanded that the
poorest regions, before he was in- elections on Saturday be delayed and demanded the “total voiding” of the 14
for financial services and remittances
stalled . “There are a lot of expecta- threatened a boycott unless several April state elections and the complete
will expand. And perhaps most impor-
tions, especially with the surname I tantly, we foresee increased export conditions were met disbandment and reconstitution of Inec.
The chieftaincy is back with the Mandela carry,” he said competitiveness through applied infor- Their demands include the annulment Nigeria’s governing People’s Demo-
family The ceremony took place in Mvezo cratic Party (PDP) has won 26 of the 33
mation technologies and the African of last weekend’s state polls described by
where Nelson Mandela was born. At
he grandson of Nelson Man- Growth and Opportunity Act. the opposition as a “sham”, and the dis- states declared so far. The opposition
dela has become a traditional least 10 oxen were expected to be There is a clear trajectory here, and banding of the Independent National parties also urged Nigerians to “protest
Xhosa leader in a ceremony slaughtered for visiting dignitaries. it is moving forward in a positive Electoral Commission (Inec). However, in a non-violent manner these sham
witnessed by his grandfather. Draped “This is really Nelson’s position but direction. The digital era is upon us, Inec lawyer Joe-Kyari Gagzama said the elections so far held, and to resist fur-
in a lion skin, Mandla Mandela was in- because of his advanced age it was de- and as we connect online and via cell election could not legally be delayed after ther elections under the current struc-
stalled as chief of Mvezo Traditional cided that the honor would be be- phone, the Africans are joining the a high court ruling two weeks ago. ture”. They said the electoral commis-
Council. The 32-year-old’s role will stowed on his successor,” said Patekile party. “There’s no appeal against that judg- sion was under the control of outgoing
be to act as a community spokesman, Holomisa, head of the Congress of Thank you, and with that, I’d like to ment.” He also said the tenure of most of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
preside over local ceremonies and re- Traditional Leaders of South Africa. introduce our global ambassador who those in office is expiring on 29 May and The opposition coalition includes
solve disputes. Nelson Mandela’s last surviving handles telecommunications at the De- he said Nigerians would be better focus- Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and
Xhosa authorities decided to resur- son, Mandla’s father, died two years partment of State, David Gross. ing on security and other pressing issues former military head of state Muham-
rect the Mandela chieftaincy, which ago. Released on April 10, 2007 rather than the polls. madu Buhari. They are regarded as the
The BBC’s Alex Last in Panshekara main challengers to Umaru Yar’Adua -
where Islamists, known as the Taleban, the governing party’s presidential can-
hold an area of the town, says heavy didate. Apart from attempting to dis-
shooting started at dawn and residents credit the elections, many observers
began fleeing. The army cordoned off question what the opposition would
the area and engaged heavily armed Is- achieve by boycotting.
lamic militants holed up near the There has been a worrying spate of
nearby waterworks. violence, including killings, in the run-
The militants arrived in the area on up to the polls. Many Nigerians fear
Tuesday and attacked a police station further violence on Saturday, which
killing 13 people. Police and residents should lead to the first handover of
say they number up to 300, including power in Africa’s most populous na-
women and children. tion from one civilian to another.
The BBC correspondent says it is President Obasanjo is standing
very rare for this kind of attack to take down after two terms in office.
6 THE METRO HERALD
April 20, 2007
THE METRO HERALD 7
April 20, 2007
MAYOR FENTY MARKS prove the Dis- MAYOR SHEILA DIXON at every income level is essential for gram has been
100TH DAY IN OFFICE WITH tricts ability to AWARDS $6 MILLION TO building strong communities,” said significantly re-
A LOOK TO THE FUTURE enforce against BALTIMORE’S AFFORDABLE Mayor Dixon. “I am committed to en- duced by more
all regional HOUSING FUND AND suring that every Baltimore resident than $4 million.
ayor Fenty marked the suc- health threats CDBG, one of
INCREASES FUNDS TO has a good home in a safe, clean and
cess of his first 100 days in and hazards in- Baltimore Hous-
COMMUNITY GROUPS green neighborhood.” As further evi-
office by highlighting some cluding lead ing’s greatest
of his administration’s achievements at dence of the Mayor’s commitment to
(100 days) n keeping with her pledge to ex- community development, nonprofit or- success stories,
the Barry Farm Recreation Center. The pand affordable housing to low- is funded
Mayor laid out the goals for the first Human Ser- ganizations will receive increased
and moderate-income families, CDBG funding in the coming year. through the U.S.
year of his administration in January in vices: A Caring Mayor Adrian Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon in- Department of Mayor Sheila Dixon
“One Hundred Days and Beyond: 2007 City: Fenty $4.8 million of the CDBG funds will
creased CDBG contributions to the Af- Housing and
Action Plan for the District.” The ad- support the administrative and service
• Hold an interagency summit to fordable Housing Fund (AHP) to $6 Urban Develop-
ministration met 94 percent of the 103 delivery operations of 64 nonprofit or-
bring together youth-serving agen- million, doubling the figure from last ment (HUD). While Federal regula-
goals set for the first hundred days. In year. The AHP was established to pro- ganizations. The funds being awarded
cies and their constituents, in coor- tions govern many aspects of the pro-
addition to meeting the 100 day goals, mote economically diverse housing in reflect a 15.2% increase over last year’s gram, communities have significant
dination with DYRS “Reconnecting allocation. “I am elated by the Mayor’s
eight goals due after 100 days have al- Disconnected Youth” component Baltimore City neighborhoods. Com- latitude in determining local priorities
ready been achieved. Highlights of munity Development Block Grant commitment to affordable housing and for their CDBG programs. Currently,
achieved goals are below with a com- (CDBG) funds will be combined with the support of vital community based 64 nonprofit community organizations
• Create new and clear pathways into
plete list of accomplishments of 100 the job market for youth at risk of other resources to acquire and demolish organizations,” said Baltimore Housing will be awarded CDBG funding.
Days and Beyond at http://dc.gov/ disconnection from school and blighted properties in order to create Commissioner Paul Graziano. The CDBG’s main objectives are to develop
mayor/100dayPlan. work or already disconnected by sites for development of modern, eco- much-needed contributions from the viable communities by providing de-
Education: Excellent Opportunities developing a pilot career training nomically diverse neighborhoods with City come at a time when the CDBG cent, affordable housing, creating suit-
for Quality Lifelong Learning: requirement in a DC services con- housing opportunities affordable to program is undergoing drastic Federal able living environments and expand-
tract to provide job training and op- households of all incomes. “High-qual- budget cuts. Over the last four years, ing local economic opportunities.
• Support a comprehensive, citywide ity housing that is affordable for people entitlement funding for the CDBG pro-
strategy for Out of School Time portunities (100 days)
programs, including public schools, Infrastructure and Environment:
community organizations, funders Creating a Sustainable City for the 21st NATIONAL HARBOR BRINGS The Potomac Riverboat Company than 30 years.
and other entities inside and outside Century: MORE BUSINESS TO PRINCE will begin a seven-day-a-week water With a fleet of five
the government GEORGE’S COUNTY WITH taxi service between the two riverside vessels, the com-
• Work with institutions of higher ed- • Break ground on the navy Yard destinations, National Harbor in Prince pany provides water
Metro expansion in the ballpark NEW WATER TAXI SERVICE
ucation, college access providers George’s County and Old Town, taxi service, cruises
and other community partners to area (30 days) ith open arms, Prince Alexandria in April 2008. and charter trips be-
• Fund planning for the development George’s County welcomes Two new 99-passenger boats will tween Washington,
develop an action plan supporting
of two new recreational centers thousands of tourists, con- run initially on the half-hour between D.C., Alexandria,
the citywide goal of “doubling the
(100 days) ference attendees and Alexandria, Va., 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., providing 50 one- Georgetown and PG County
numbers” of DC high school stu-
• Launch Street Smart traffic safety residents on any given week when they way trips daily between the Commer- Mount Vernon. Executive
dents graduating from college
education program for drivers, come to National Harbor beginning in cial North Pier at National Harbor and The two newly Jack B. Johnson
Public Safety: A Safe City and a pedestrians and bicyclists (100 days) 2008 by way of a new water taxi serv- Alexandria City Marina. The crossing commissioned
Secure Nation’s Capital: ice announced earlier today. is expected to take 20 minutes. boats, which are
Operations: Making Our Govern-
“With National Harbor making Round-trip tickets are anticipated to be yet-to-be named, are single-deck vessels
• Add four more EMS transport units ment Responsive, Accountable, Trans-
Prince George’s County the new gate- in the $12 range. and more than 78-feet in length.
to improve response times (30 days) parent and Efficient (RATE):
way into the state of Maryland and the “The Potomac River is our “The Potomac River is perhaps the
• Reinstate the Continuing Quality • Display the snow plow tracking sys- premier destination in the entire re- doorstep,” said Milt Peterson, founder most under-utilized transportation ar-
Improvement and Quality Assur- tem on the dc.gov website (30 days) gion, transportation has always been a and chairman of The Peterson Compa- tery throughout the capital region, and
ance Program at FEMS (60 Days) • Significantly reduce backlog of priority for the county,” Johnson said. nies. “And this service will provide not we are excited at the prospect of con-
• Implement enhanced officer deploy- contract requests that are in process “We are very excited that Potomac only a threshold for receiving visitors, tinuing to expand the breadth of our
ment and resource allocation with an (100 days) Riverboat Company will be doing but a gateway to other points of interest, service to National Harbor ,” said
emphasis on maximizing deploy- business in the county, providing a first including to our cross-river neighbors in Willem Polak, president, Potomac
ment to the PSAs and increasing Economic Development & Afford-
able Housing: A City of Opportunity: class transportation service to support Old Town . These water taxies, with Riverboat Company.
first line supervision (100 days) this magnificent project.” the capacity to transport as many as The maritime construction at Na-
Public Health: A Healthy City: • Appoint an Affordable Housing To put National Harbor in perspec- 5,000 people per day, make a Potomac tional Harbor will be considerable and
Coordinator under the Deputy tive, when Johnson announced in 2006 crossing convenient, speedy and fun, include two 700-ft. piers designed to
• Award contract to begin construc- Mayor for Planning and Economic that Gaylord Entertainment was ex- and they broaden the scope of activities accommodate large concerts, dinner
tion of Ward 1 Senior Wellness Development (30 days) panding the Gaylord National Resort available to visitors of both sides.” cruises, light shows and other events, a
Center (90 days) • Design a comprehensive workforce and Convention Center by 500 rooms, it Based in Alexandria, the Potomac marina and waterside boulevards with
• Prevent sexually transmitted dis- development strategy (60 days) instantly became the fourth largest hotel Riverboat Company has been navigat- outdoor eateries and other attractions.
eases by exploring needle exchange • Open a new, customer-oriented per- project in the world under construction. ing the waters of the Potomac for more
programs and broader condom dis- mit center at DCRA, and examine
tribution (100 days) the possibilities of conducting on- GOVERNOR KAINE TO LEAD India’s electronics industry, valued Alliance. Virginia
• Introduce legislation that will im- line permitting (100 days) at $38.5 billion, has grown 37 percent Deputy Secretary
DELEGATION TO INDIA annually in the last 10 years. The in- of Agriculture and
FORMER MAYOR’S leave without a formation technology industry has also Forestry William
overnor Timothy M. Kaine P. Dickinson is
CAMP DE AIDE ENDORSES high school experienced record growth of more
and a delegation of more than scheduled to meet
TEAM MILLIGAN diploma.” than 42 percent from 1995 to 2002.
100 Virginia business and with India Min-
Drucker indi- U.S. exports to India via Virginia
government leaders will participate
errit Drucker, former Direc- cated that he reached $93.46 million in 2006, an an- istry of Agriculture
tor of Neighborhood Ser- April 22-28 on a trade mission to New officials to discuss
plans to work nual increase of 16 percent. Industrial
vices & Community Affairs Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai, India. reopening the In- Tim Kaine (D)
closely with Mr. and electrical machinery were the
has announced his endorsement of Governor Kaine departed on Sunday, dian market for Governor of
Milligan to en- number one and two export sectors, re-
Artee Milligan for the Ward 4 Council sure ongoing im-
April 15, for Japan and Hong Kong
spectively, relegating coal to fourth Virginia agricul- Virginia
seat vacated by Mayor Adrian Fenty. where he will conduct a series of con- tural products. Governor Kaine will
provement in city Artee J. Milligan place at $7.32 million.
“I am a Ward 4 resident of Shepherd fidential business recruitment meet- also address Indian companies during
services, encour- As of September 2006, Indian com-
Park and I am endorsing Mr. Artee Mil- ings prior to joining the delegation. an “Invest in Virginia USA” seminar in
age a much higher degree of resident panies have invested $49 million in
ligan for the Ward 4 Council member “I’m encouraged by the large num- Mumbai. The seminar, sponsored by
participation in all aspects of commu- Virginia. Virginia’s state and local eco-
chair,” said Drucker, who served as the ber of Virginia companies joining me the Virginia Economic Development
nity development, and a greater degree nomic development agencies have as-
Ward 4 Neighborhood Services Coor- in this aggressive outreach effort to the Partnership, Virginia Port Authority,
of support from Federal Agencies, in- sisted 24 Indian companies with the es-
dinator and the Clean City Coordinator Indian business community,” said Fairfax County Economic Develop-
cluding the National Park Service, the tablishment of operations in Virginia.
in the Williams Administration, and Governor Kaine. “We believe India ment Authority, Greater Richmond
Environmental Protection Agency, and From 2002 to 2006, Virginia projects
briefly for Mayor Fenty. Mr. Drucker will provide Virginia businesses with Partnership, Inc. and Hampton Roads
the Social Security Administration. accounted for 5 percent of Indian for-
has known Artee Milligan personally tremendous opportunities for growth. Economic Development Alliance, will
“Mr. Milligan has the right combina- eign direct investment announced in
for over six years. “I believe Mr. Milli- tion of extensive private sector man- We have a focused mission ahead of present the advantages and opportuni-
gan has the skill, the experience, and us, and I look forward to what is sure the United States, 23 percent of an- ties that Virginia offers to Indian firms
agement experience and cutting edge, nounced employment, and 16 percent
the agenda needed to successfully hands on nonprofit work on the educa- to be a successful outcome.” seeking to grow in the United States.
move the Ward forward. He is com- The trade mission will focus on five of announced investment. Private-sector participants will pay
tion programs that are essential to help-
mitted to getting Ward 4 streets and al- industry sectors, including global lo- The Virginia delegation will partic- their own expenses and fees. The trip
ing our public schools succeed. I plan
leys cleaner, eliminating the remaining gistics, agriculture, infrastructure, ipate in several activities to advance will be Governor Kaine’s third interna-
to help Mr. Milligan conduct a Ward-
blight in Ward 4, making real economic technology, and research and develop- commerce, including meetings with tional trade mission. The Governor
wide, alley by alley, street by street,
progress for all residents of Ward 4 a ment. India is the world’s tenth largest business leaders with the Federation of previously conducted missions to
park by park inspection of Ward 4 as
reality, and funding educational pro- soon as he is elected,” said Drucker. economy and the world’s largest Indian Chambers of Commerce and In- Canada and Europe.
grams that will both prepare children democracy with more than one billion dustry, the Confederation of Indian In-
for school and support students who people. dustry and the U.S.—India Business
8 THE METRO HERALD
April 20, 2007
THE METRO HERALD 9
April 20, 2007
DIVERSITY CONGRESSIONAL TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY CROWNED NATIONAL
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS CHAMPION AT 18TH ANNUAL HBCU ACADEMIC CHALLENGE
FOR SPRING 2007
ough, steady and ready were
he Washington Center for In- the final-four schools in a spir-
ternships and Academic Semi- ited contest of mental muscle
nars in partnership with Com- during the 2007 Honda Campus All-
cast have named Larry Boyd as one of Star Challenge. As the final seconds
the Spring 2007 recipients of the Com- came to an end, a team of students
cast Diversity Congressional Scholar- from Tennessee State University
ship award. Boyd, an accounting emerged victorious as the National
major at Bowie State University, in- Champion of the annual academic
terns at the Senate Finance Committee competition of the best and brightest
and is an active participant in the students of the nation’s Historically
Washington Center’s Congressional Black Colleges and Universities
Leadership Program. (HBCUs) on Sunday, April 15 in Or-
The scholarship is awarded to select lando, Florida.
undergraduate and graduate students Tennessee State showcased their
from diverse backgrounds attending skills and intellect by quickly and ac-
Historically Black Colleges and Uni- curately answering questions on world
versities (HBCU) in the state of Mary- history, science, literature, religion, the Left to right: Tennessee State University students Dwayne Morrow, Ismaila Badjie,
Larry Boyd, one of the Spring 2007 David Macias and Larry K.Cook celebrate as they are announced 2007 champions of the
land who are pursuing careers in the recipients of the Comcast Diversity arts, social sciences, popular culture
Honda Campus All-Star Challenge.
political arena. Four scholarships are Congressional Scholarship award. and African-American history and cul-
awarded on a competitive basis during ture. They topped second place fin-
isher, Florida A&M University, to engineering, Ismaila Badjie, junior, through facility improvements and ex-
the academic year. Along with a mon- founded and manages CN8, The Com-
claim the championship and take home chemistry and biology and Milton panded academic resources.
etary stipend of $5,000 selected stu- cast Network, one of the nation’s
$50,000 in grant money for their Rice, senior, political science. They
dents receive academic credit and a largest and most honored regional 24- 2007 SWEET 16 TEAMS
school. were coached by John Miglietta, asso-
four and one-half day per week intern- hour diversified television networks,
ciate professor. Florida A&M University
ship in the offices of U.S. Senators and seen by more than nine million homes More than 320 college students
In addition to Tennessee State Uni- Howard University
House Representatives, or congres- on the East Coast. The Eastern Divi- from 64 HBCUs across the country
versity and Florida A&M University, Alabama A&M University
sional committees and subcommittees. sion is based in Oaks, Pennsylvania. competed in the three-day tournament
student teams from Tuskegee Univer- Hampton University
“Comcast’s commitment to youth The Washington Center for Intern- to win grants and glory for their aca-
sity and the University of D.C. also District of Columbia University
and diversity is woven into every as- ships and Academic Seminars is an in- demic institutions. American Honda
demonstrated their academic prowess Oakwood College
pect of our business and reflected dependent, educational nonprofit Motor Co. Inc., provided more than
by making it to the final four. West Virginia State College
through our workforce, our suppliers, founded in 1975. The Washington $300,000 in institutional funds to com-
The Honda Campus All-Star Chal- Clark Atlanta University
and our community investment initia- Center serves hundreds of colleges and peting HBCUs.
lenge is the only competition of its Harris Stowe University
tives,” said Earle Jones, Vice President universities in the United States and The academic teams were joined by
kind and was established by American Winston-Salem College
of Federal Affairs for Comcast’s East- other countries by providing selected nearly 100 HBCU presidents, educa-
Honda Motor Co., Inc., in 1989. Since Southern-Baton Rouge University
ern Division. “Through the scholar- students challenging opportunities to tors, alumni and community volunteers
the inception of the program, more Tuskegee University
ship program, we are doing our part to develop professional and leadership who attended the event to support and
than 50,000 HBCU students have par- Grambling State University
cultivate the nation’s future leaders.” skills, and civic awareness, in Wash- cheer on participating students. Now in
ticipated, and Honda has awarded Norfolk State University
Comcast’s Eastern Division cur- ington, D.C., for academic credit. The its 18th year, the Honda Campus All-
more than $5 million in grants to Tennessee State University
rently serves more than 5.4 million largest program of it kind with more Star Challenge themed this year the North Carolina Central University
HBCUs to improve campus life
customers along the New York to DC than 60 full-time staff, The Washington “Evolution of a Champion” speaks to
corridor, including New Jersey, Penn- Center has more than 35,000 alumni, the association of exciting new ideas, a
sylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Wash- who themselves have become leaders network of outstanding young minds
ington, DC, Virginia and North Car-
olina. The Eastern Division also
in numerous professions and nations
around the world.
and the ever-growing family of great
friends for life, the competition is only
Scholar of the Week
part of the bigger picture.
NATIONAL CELEBRATION “HCASC provides a platform for CROSSLAND HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR
America’s best and brightest from the
OF WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD nation’s Historically Black Colleges SAMUEL RAMSEY
and Universities to come together as
ids Are Us Learning Centers better futures for all children.” “We competitors while becoming a part of a
celebrates Week of the are encouraging business and com- family,” said Eric Conn, assistant vice
Young Child by designing munity organizations to take part in president of Corporate Relations for
its first Annual Luncheon fundraiser this significant Week to not only cel- American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
for their 501(c)(3) program, Genera- ebrate children, but to celebrate early “Honda is proud to provide students
tions of Hope. The Luncheon takes child care providers, educators and with the opportunity to compete, exer-
place on Wednesday April 25, at the advocates by purchasing tickets and cise teamwork, and the rare experience
Hyatt Regency of Washington on donating them to these individuals in of networking and establishing valu-
Capitol Hill. Doors open to the pub- their communities, said Mrs. Law”— able long-term relationships with other
lic at 11:30AM and tickets are $50, Week of the Young Child is cele- contestants, alumni and volunteers.”
which includes lunch and proceeds brated across the country to give During the three-day tournament,
going to Generations of Hope’s life- recognition to the needs of children 64 HBCU teams of four compete in a
skill educational programs for chil- and to thank educators and others modified round robin format. The top
dren and parents in Ward 8. who are involved in building better two teams from each of eight divisions
Kevin Clash, the man and pup- futures for children. Week of the advance to the “Sweet 16,” in a single
peteer behind Sesame Street’s Elmo Young Child, sponsored by the Na- elimination playoff. The final two
will be the guest speaker. Mr. Clash tional Association for the Education teams then compete for the National GRADE: 12
will discuss how important it is for of Young Children (NAEYC), is an
the imagination and creativity of opportunity for early child hood pro-
Champion title in a best 2- out of 3- SCHOOL: CROSSLAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
children to be embraced and nur- grams across the country, including The Tennessee State team included:
tured. His presentation is taken child care, head start programs, captain David Macias, junior, political Academics: AP English, AP Literature, National Honor Society
from his life-time experiences that preschools and elementary schools, science and players Dwayne Morrow
were recently documented in his to hold activities and bring awareness Extra Curricular Activities: Tutor, Chorus, Poetry Café, SGA Officer (2003-
Jr., senior, political science and pre- 2004), Mock Trial, Announcement Team
book “My Life as a Furry Red Mon- to the needs of children. Kids Are Us law, Larry J. Cook, Jr. senior, electrical
ster - What Being Elmo Has Taught Learning Centers is a nationally ac- Future Goals: Plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in Entomology at
Me About Life, Love and Laughing credited affiliate of NAEYC, which Cornell University. He ultimately plans to earn a Ph.D. in Entomology and
Out Loud”. has nearly 100,000 members and a BLACK FACT research insects at Cornell University as a professor and researcher. He is a
Horatio Alger Scholarship recipient
Early learning experiences are national network of over 300 local,
crucial to the growth and develop- state and regional affiliates. On April 20, 1971, Awards: Valedictorian candidate, National Merit Scholar (2006), Maryland
ment of young children,” said Geral- To purchase tickets to the lunch- the Supreme Court Distinguished Scholar (2006), Southwest Airlines Travel Scholar (2006), All-
dine Law, President of Kids Are Us eon, contact Events and More, Inc. at ruled unanimously American Scholars Program (2006), First Place Sigma Gamma Rho
Learning Centers and Executive Di- info @eventswithemi.com, or that busing was International Writing Contest (2003-2004), Cornell University Summer
rector of Generations of Hope. kaulc@aol. com. You may also a constitutionally College participant (2006)
“Week of the Young Child provides reach the organizations by phone:
opportunities for all of us to recog- Events and More, Inc.—866-899-
acceptable method Interesting Notes: 2005 Intern for the University of Maryland at College
of integrating Park Entomology Labs, Fluent in Latin, fourth quarter GPA—4.25,
nize the importance of the early 0994, or Kids Are Us Learning Cen- Community Service Hours Earned—3857
years, and to work together to build ters—202-562-7118. public schools.
10 THE METRO HERALD
April 20, 2007
MONTGOMERY COLLEGE STUDENT HOYER ANNOUNCES 26TH ANNUAL STUDENT
NAMED ONE OF NATION’S TOP 20 CONGRESSIONAL ARTS COMPETITION ENTREPRENEURSHIP
FROM TWO-YEAR COLLEGES COMPETITION
Through the annual Congressional
ontgomery College student Park/Silver Spring Campus, and the Arts Competition, Members of Con- he Fourth Annual Mont-
Vanessa Coleman, of Po- Biomedical Scholars, a program de- gress showcase the artistic talent of gomery County Entrepre-
tomac, Maryland, has been signed for students planning to pursue high school students within their dis- neurship Expo will bring
named to the 2007 First Team of the a career in the biomedical sciences. tricts. Congressman Hoyer sent letters together student entrepreneurs and
All-USA Community and Junior Col- Through the Biomedical Scholars to all of the high schools throughout business leaders on April 21,
lege Academic Team. The honor is program, Coleman secured a research Maryland’s 5th District announcing 2007, from 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
given each year to only 20 students na- internship at Virion Systems, Inc., the Congressional Arts Competition at The Universities at Shady Grove
tionwide for their academic achieve- where she worked alongside a promi- and outlining the rules for artwork in Rockville. The event will feature
ment and community and college in- nent immunobiologist, performed re- submission. presenters from the business com-
volvement, and it carries with it a search, and learned about infectious To be considered for the Annual munity and a countywide competi-
$2,500 cash award for each honoree. diseases. In fact, she was invited to tion for college and high school
Congressional Arts Competition, all
Another 20 students each were se- give a presentation of her internship re- students. During the competition,
artwork must be delivered to one of students representing the MCPS
lected for the Second and Third Teams. search at the Annual Biomedical Re- Congressman Hoyer’s district offices
search Conference for Minority Stu- Business Management and Entre-
Sponsored by the American Associ- located in Waldorf or Greenbelt by preneurship Program and the
ation of Community Colleges dents, sponsored by the National 5:00PM on Friday, May 4. Congress- Montgomery College Macklin
(AACC), Phi Theta Kappa, the interna- Institutes of General Medical Science, man Hoyer’s Waldorf office address is: Center for Entrepreneurship will
tional honor society for two-year col- National Institutes of Health. 401 Post Office Road, Suite 202, Wal- pitch plans for their business ven-
leges, and USA Today, the award hon- ”I have no doubt that she will suc- dorf, MD 20602. The Greenbelt ad- tures to local business executives.
ors 60 students each year from ceed,” said Dr. Barbara Hoberman, Rep. Steny Hoyer dress is: U.S. District Courthouse, Individuals and teams will vie for
two-year colleges across the nation. Montgomery College professor of bi- (D-MD) 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Suite 310, scholarships and other prizes.
The award ceremony took place this ology and director of the Biomedical Greenbelt, MD 20770. Students inter- The keynote address will be
week in Tampa, Florida, at the annual Scholars program. “She has exception- ested in participating can also call presented by Julie Kantor, Wash-
ally high ideals, high standards, and ongressman Steny H. Hoyer
convention of the American Associa- Congressman Hoyer’s Waldorf District ington Director of the National
absolutely no fears about reaching for (D-MD) encourages high
tion of Community Colleges. Office at 301-843-1577 with any ques- Foundation for Teaching Entrepre-
school art students who reside
Montgomery College President the highest attainable goals.” tions. neurship and author of the book, I
in Maryland’s 5th Congressional Dis-
Brian K. Johnson, who joined Cole- Outside the classroom, Coleman After entries have been submitted said Yes: Real Life Stories of Stu-
trict, which includes Calvert, Charles
man at the awards ceremony, said, spends countless hours serving Mont- by the required date, a panel comprised dents, Teachers and Leaders. A
and St. Mary’s Counties, and parts of
“Vanessa Coleman is an extraordinary gomery College as a student member of members of the 5th District arts panel of local entrepreneurs will
Prince George’s and Anne Arundel
young woman, who has succeeded not of the College’s Board of Trustees. community, including art teachers and share their personal stories of suc-
Counties, to participate in the 26th An-
only in the classroom, but also in serv- Members provide general oversight for professional artists, will review the art- cess. The Universities at Shady
nual Congressional Arts Competition
ing the greater college community as a the College and establish policies for work and select one piece to represent Grove is located at 9630 Gudelsky
for a chance to have their artwork dis-
student member of the Board of implementing the College’s mission. the 5th District in the U.S. Capitol, Drive in Rockville. The Expo will
played in the U.S. Capitol for a year.
Trustees. We’re so proud of her ac- Coleman also serves as a member of where it will hang for one year. All take place in the Building One
“This competition provides our
complishments and know that she has the Student Ambassadors club, whose other entries will be displayed in Con- Auditorium. Event information is
young people with a valuable opportu- at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.
a great future ahead of her, and we members help to support College events nity to showcase their talent and cre- gressman Hoyer’s Waldorf District Of-
know that the foundation she built at by serving as greeters and in other vol- org/departments/cte/e_expo.
ativity on a national stage,” said Hoyer. fice. The judging is scheduled to take
Montgomery College will serve her unteer capacities, and as vice president For additional information,:
“I strongly encourage high school stu- place during the week of May 7. Shelley Johnson, director, MCPS
well in all of her endeavors.” of the Rockville Campus chapter of Phi dents in the 5th Congressional Dis- Once a winner is selected, he or she
”I truly believe the individual atten- Theta Kappa honor society. Div. of Career and Technology Edu-
trict to participate in this rewarding will be invited to attend a ribbon cut- cation at 240-375-6281 or Shelley_
tion, small class sizes and accessibility of In addition, Coleman holds a paid competition, which recognizes gifted ting ceremony in Washington, DC in
the faculty at Montgomery College made job as a software tester for a local com- A_Johnson@mcpsmd.org.
young artists all across the country.” June of this year.
my experience here so remarkable,” said pany and volunteers at a community
Coleman. “Though it may seem like a art gallery.
tough choice, I did not hesitate to turn Besides the All-USA Academic
down an exciting educational opportu- Team honor, Coleman was named
nity abroad, in order to help my family to Maryland’s New Century Scholar for
save costs by attending community col- receiving the state’s highest All-USA
lege locally. I know I have made the right Academic Team application score. For
decision. I have been able to grow intel- this honor, she will receive an addi-
lectually in a challenging yet always en- tional $2,000 scholarship. The New
couraging environment, with people Century Scholar award is sponsored by
helping me each step of the way.” the AACC, the Coca-Cola Foundation,
At Montgomery College, Coleman and Phi Theta Kappa.
has participated in two special pro- For more information about
grams—the Takoma Park Scholars, an Montgomery College visit www.
honors program located at the Takoma montgomerycollege.edu.
WORKSHOPS PLANNED FOR
MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS
series of workshops for middle school parents will be held in April
and May at Newport Mill Middle School in Kensington. The work-
shops are open to parents countywide.
The workshops are being hosted by the school and the Montgomery
County Public Schools Division of Family & Community Partnerships. A
question-and-answer session will follow each meeting. All will be offered in
English and in Spanish. The workshops, which will begin at 7p.m., are:
Wednesday, April 25—“A Parent Education Workshop: Understanding
Your Teen” This workshop will feature a panel of experts from Potomac
Ridge Behavioral Health Center, The Reginald S. Lourie Center and Dr. Scott
Hykin, a psychologist in private practice.
Tuesday, May 8—“Boyfriends! Girlfriends! What Should Parents Do?”
This workshop will feature speakers from the Parent Encouragement Program
(PEP), a non-profit organization that builds and strengthens healthy, harmo-
nious relationships in the home.
Monday, May 14—“Parental Responsibility: You Are in Charge” There
will be a video presentation and discussion on the role of parents in helping
their children achieve success in school.
Monday, May 21—“High School Assessments (HSA)—What Parents
Need to Know” This week’s presentation will acquaint parents with the four
HSA exams and why, beginning with the Class of 2009, students must pass
them in order to graduate.
Newport Mill Middle School is located at 11311 Newport Mill Road in
Kensington. To reserve a space, call Margaret Flagg at 301-962-3818.
THE METRO HERALD 11
VIRGINIA TECH: IN MEMORIAM
April 20, 2007
Jocelyne, who had previously lec- Her family had moved from Illinois
PROFESSOR tured in child development, was de-
scribed by one Virginia Tech student as MATTHEW LA PORTE CAITLIN HAMMAREN DANIEL O’NEIL ERIN PETERSON PARTAHI LUMBANTORUAN to Blacksburg, when her father took a
job in the accounting department at Vir-
VIRGINIA TECH LIVIU LIBRESCU “an excellent teacher” who was “ex-
tremely nice and understanding”.
In the 1990s, she lived in Truro,
SHOOTINGS: Nova Scotia, and was instrumental in
creating the town’s first French-speak-
THE VICTIMS ing school.
hirty-two people were shot
dead at Virginia Tech Uni- MINAL PANCHAL
versity by 23-year-old Cho Matthew La Porte Caitlin Hammaren Daniel O’Neil Erin Peterson Partahi
Seung-hui. Below are the
M C E
atthew La Porte, 20, from Du- aitlin Hammaren, 19, from rin Peterson, 18, was a fresh-
mont, New Jersey, was a Westtown, New York, was a aniel O’Neil, 22, of Rhode man. Her father Grafton said: artahi Lumbantoruan, 34, from
names of the victims who
rofessor Liviu Librescu, 76, was freshman in university studies. sophomore reading interna- Island, was a graduate student “My baby didn’t make it.” Indonesia, was a civil engineer-
have been identified. a Romanian-born Israeli aca- He graduated from Carson Long tional studies and French. in engineering who also played ing doctoral student and had Rachael Hill
demic in the Engineering Sci- Military Institute in New Bloomfield, John P Latini, principal of Minisink guitar and wrote his own songs, which been studying at Virginia Tech for three
ence & Mechanics Department. He was Pennsylvania, in 2005. Valley High School, where she gradu- he posted on a website, www. years, said his father, Tohom Lumban- achael Hill, 18, was from Glen
also a Holocaust survivor and moved to ated in 2005, said: “She was just one of residenthippy.com. toruan, a retired army officer. Allen, Virginia.
Virginia in 1985. the most outstanding young individuals Friend Steve Craveiro said: “He “We tried everything to completely
Internationally renowned for his re-
search work, he has been hailed a hero
JARRETT LEE LANE that I’ve had the privilege of working
with in my 31 years as an educator.”
would come home from school over the
summer and talk about projects, about
finance his studies in the United
States,” he said.
EMILY HILSCHER PROFESSOR
M NICOLE WHITE
for blocking a doorway to protect his inal Panchal, 26, who was building bridges and stuff like that. “We only wanted him to succeed in
from Mumbai (Bombay) in “He was pretty much destined to be his studies, but . . . he met a tragic fate.”
KEVIN GRANATA students.
His son Joe said he had received India, was in her first year of
MARY KAREN READ extremely successful.”
e-mails from several students who said a masters degree in building science. Daniel also worked as a teaching as-
She had a degree in architecture from
he had saved their lives.
Rizvi College in Mumbai, and was pas-
sistant at Virginia Tech.
sionate about it because her father is him-
self an architect.
CHRISTOPHER MAXINE TURNER Jeremy Herbstritt
eremy Herbstritt, 27, was from
DANIEL PEREZ CUEVA Jarrett Lane
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He was
Emily Hilscher a graduate student in civil engi- Nicole White
arrett Lane, from Narrows, Vir- neering.
Kevin Granata ginia, was a senior (final year) in icole White, 20, an Interna-
mily Hilscher, 19, from
civil engineering and a valedicto- Mary Karen Read tional Studies major from Hap-
Woodville, Virginia, was study-
rofessor Kevin Granata, from
ing animal and poultry sciences, the Engineering Science and
rian of Narrows High School.
JULIA PRYDE Lauren McCain
ton Roads, Va.
and was known in her hometown as an There he played the trombone, com- ary Karen Read, 19, from
Mechanics department, carried
animal lover. peted in athletics and played football Annandale, Virginia, was auren McCain, 20, of Hampton,
out orthopedic research in hospitals be-
Some reports have suggested Emily fore joining the university.
The school has erected a memorial
born in South Korea into an
Air Force family and had lived in Texas Maxine Turner
Virginia, was doing interna-
was Cho’s girlfriend, but police have He was regarded as one of the top
denied this. in his honor bearing photographs, musi- and California. axine Turner, from Vienna,
five biomechanics researchers in the US Jamie Bishop cal instruments and his athletic jerseys. Her uncle, Ted Kuppinger, said: Virginia, was a senior study-
Family friend John W McCarthy said: for his work on cerebral palsy. Daniel Perez Cueva
“She worked at a veterinarian’s office Jarrett’s brother-in-law, Daniel Far- “She was a beautiful girl, very caring ing chemical engineering.
Fellow professor Demetri P Telionis amie Bishop, 35, was an instructor and loving.”
and cared about them her whole life.” rell, said he was “full of spirit” and She was described in a web tribute
said: “With so many research projects in foreign languages and literatures aniel Perez Cueva, 21, was Her aunt, Karen, said she had strug-
She lived on the same floor of West added: “He had a caring heart and was a as “an absolutely amazing, intelligent
and graduate students, he still found teaching German and he helped or- from Peru. He was studying in- gled to adjust to Virginia Tech’s sprawl-
Ambler Johnston Hall as fellow victim friend to everyone he met.” woman”.
time to spend with his family, and he ganize the Virginia Tech exchange pro- ternational relations and was ing 2,600-acre campus, but said she had
Ryan Clark, where she was killed. coached his children in many sports and gram with a German university. killed in a French class. recently begun making friends and was Julia Pryde
One friend said of her on Facebook: extracurricular activities.” He was formerly a Fulbright scholar
“She was so filled with life and always at Christian-Albrechts University in ROSS ALAMEDDINE looking into joining a sorority.
She was killed in French class. She HENRY LEE
had something wonderful to say or was ulia Pryde was a graduate student
always making me smile.”
Kiel and colleagues there said they were
“deeply, deeply shocked by his death”.
REEMA SAMAHA had yet to declare her main subject of from Middletown, New Jersey.
PROFESSOR On his own website, Jamie said he
ary Read, was born in South
RYAN CLARK GV LOGANATHAN had lived in Germany for four years and
“spent most of his time learning the lan- Korea into an Air Force fam-
guage, teaching English, drinking large JUAN RAMON ORTIZ MICHAEL POHLE
Brian Bluhm ily and lived in Texas and
California before settling in Annandale,
quantities of wheat beer, and wooing a rian Bluhm, 25, formerly of De-
certain Fraulein”. troit, was a graduate student in Va.
That “Fraulein” was his wife civil engineering and was doing
Stephanie Hofer, who also teaches at a masters in water resources.
Virginia Tech. Henry Lee
Reema Samaha oss Alameddine, 20, from enry Lee was from Roanoke,
Saugus, Massachusetts, was a Virginia. He was a freshman,
JOCELYNE sophomore (second year) Eng- studying computer engineering.
eema Samaha, 18, from Centre- lish major. He was shot during a French
GV Loganathan ville, Virginia, was a freshman irginia Tech
Ryan Clark class. Juan Ramon Ortiz University
(first year) and a talented Friends described him as “an intelli- LESLIE SHERMAN Michael Pohle
rofessor GV Loganathan, 51, gent, funny, easy-going guy” in a me-
tudent Counselor Ryan Clark, 22,
lectured in civil and environ- Her brother, Omar, watched her per- morial posted on internet networking uan Ramon Ortiz, 26, was a grad- the April 16
from Martinez, Georgia, was in his ichael Pohle, 23, was from
final year studying for a triple mental engineering and had won form at a street fair the day before she website Facebook. uate student in civil engineering. Memorial Website so
Flemington, New Jersey.
major in biology, English and psychology. several awards for his teaching. died, but said: “I never got to say good- His mother, Lynnette, was angry at He was married to Liselle Vega
bye.” Cortes and came from Bayamon, Puerto individuals may share
Known as “Stack” by his friends, He had served on the faculty senate how long it took to inform parents
and was an adviser to about 75 under- Her sister, Randa, said Reema’s about the shootings: “It happened in the Rico. condolences, thoughts,
Ryan was a member of the Marching
Virginians campus band. graduate students. family had tried repeatedly to contact morning and I did not hear until a quar- His father, also called Juan Ramon, Austin Cloyd and prayers at
He was the second victim in West Professor Loganathan moved to the her but without success: “So we drove ter to 11 at night.” said: “He was an extraordinary son, www.rosa.hosting.
down here praying for the best and just what any father would have wanted.”
Ambler Johnston Hall. US from the southern Indian state of ustin Cloyd, from Blacksburg, vt.edu/index.php/
His friend, Gregory Walton, said: Tamil Nadu in 1977 to teach. He had preparing ourselves for the worst and Virginia, was a first year in in-
Jocelyne Couture- that’s what we got, we got the worst.” ternational studies and French,
“He was just one of the greatest people worked at Virginia Tech since 1982.
Nowak Reema was a pupil at Westfield Leslie Sherman
you could possibly know.” His brother, GV Palanivel, said: and wanted to be a US ambassador.
“For us it was like an electric shock.”
C anadian Jocelyne Couture-
Nowak was a French instructor.
Her husband, Jerzy Nowak, is the head
High School, where the gunman, Cho,
eslie Sherman was a sophomore
in history and international
Her former pastor, Rev Terry Harter,
said Austin was a “very delightful, in-
telligent, warm young lady” and an ath-
lete who played basketball and volley-
You can also get up-
dated information at
of the horticulture department at Vir- ball in high school.
She was the mother of two girls.
12 THE METRO HERALD THE METRO HERALD 13
HEALTH & WELLNESS
April 20, 2007
WILL LARRY KING BE NEXT? 15 MINUTES A DAY FOR A LEANER BODY
nyone who’s ever struggled making some simple substitutions in
n the wake of the inappropriate King’s interviews so we stopped
comments made by Don Imus, watching.” with their weight dreams of your daily food selections.
there is now talk that the “King” My wife Carmen has been in a having a firm, lean and healthy Not your typical fitness book, Get
of talk may owe an apology to the 76 nursing facility for several years and body. The last thing an overweight Lean in 15 focuses on the whole person;
million Baby Boomers entering their not only does she not know “night person wants to hear is another empty not just meal plans and exercise. Highly
Golden Years. from day” as Mr. King put it, but she promise about a diet that boasts of dra- personable and engaging; Brenkus is
Patrick Moffett, author of an doesn’t even know who I am. In my matic weight loss at lightning speed. sensitive to the reader’s feelings and he
Alzheimer’s book, is calling for a new book, “Ice Cream in the Cup- And according to the Centers for Dis- tackles ‘bad days’ or ‘slip ups’ in a very
public apology from Larry King for board,” I tell the horrific story on the ease Control, more than 66% of adult positive and encouraging way.
his insensitive remarks about difficulties for both patient and care- Americans are overweight. While He utilizes effective techniques for
Alzheimer’s disease. giver especially in early onset they may want to lose weight and feel changing a negative mindset and diffus-
The recent New York Times article Alzheimer’s cases. healthier, most would point to hectic, ing any fallout from ‘slip-ups.’ “I know
by Jacques Steinberg quoted King What everyone in America has to time-challenged schedules as their there will be times when you’ll stray
realize is that 76 million baby biggest deterrent. That’s what moti- from the plan,” says Brenkus. “But
discussing his own clogged artery
boomers that are now turning 60 will vated acclaimed fitness specialist and eating a cheeseburger doesn’t mean that
procedure. In the interview Mr. King
skyrocket the number of Alzheimer’s author Jaime Brenkus to write Get you’ve failed and it’s all over. Instead,
made some comments about
Lean in 15: 15 Ways in 15 Days to you have to take small steps. One mis-
Alzheimer’s disease that Moffet con- patients. By 2050 the number of
Shape Up and Slim Down FAST! step doesn’t mean that you’ve fallen off
tends are completely in bad taste, in- cases will climb from its present
“The truth is, you don’t have to the path to leanness forever.”
cluding the following caricature of level of almost 5 million people to a President’s Council on Physical Fit-
spend countless hours in the gym every As a personal trainer, Brenkus heard
King mocking his own much-imi- staggering 14 million. The really ness & Sports, celebrating 50 years of
day to see results,” says Brenkus. “I first-hand from his clients how being
tated gravelly baritone voice, saying, scary part is that the number of physical activity, sports, and fitness
also want to dispel the myth that you overweight affects their emotional well-
(Live, from the nursing home in Liv- physicians and care facilities is not, and advocates the new slogan, GET
have to go on a disruptive fad diet to being as well as their physical health.
ingston, “here’s Larry King, the only by far, growing with the number of AMERICA MOVING!
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when it comes to weight control. 8 MINUTE ABS workout videos Jaime maintains certification as a
“My plan works because it is realis- Health and Fitness Instructor from the
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brant, witty Carmen, and her husband, who tells you otherwise is lying to you.”
corporate executive, Pat, went from The difference between Get Lean in 15
making plans for their retirement to and other plans is the premise that just DECISION ON PRINCE GEORGE’S
living and coping with the dreaded ill- 15 minutes of exercise a day can lead to HOSPITAL CLOSURE PUSHED BACK
ness. Eventually Carmen’s disease noticeable results in a short amount of
had progressed beyond the point time. “You don’t have to spend 2 hours
planned vote on closing the Prince George’s County hospital network
where she could safely live at home running on a treadmill for exercise to be was pushed back to Wednesday, April 18, as county lawmakers work
With the cost of long-term care effective,” says Brenkus. “I’ve de- toward a possible agreement that would keep the financially ailing
rising, the indifference of health in- signed a plan that will help you build medical system open.
surers to the illness, and the fact that muscle and burn calories with just 15 The board of Dimensions Healthcare System, a nonprofit that manages the
expenses related to treating minutes of exercise a day.” The work- system that includes a Cheverly hospital and other medical facilities in the
Alzheimer’s disease “approximately out moves outlined in the book are also county, had planned to decide Monday whether to shut down or file for bank-
$100 billion annually” are not tax de- accompanied by a photo section ruptcy.
ductible, spouses and families find demonstrating the right form and tech- But Dimensions agreed to postpone that vote two days at the request of
themselves overwhelmed by the fi- nique for each exercise. Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson, said G.T. Dunlop Ecker,
nancial burdens of this health crisis. Get Lean in 15 also provides read- president and chief executive of Dimensions. Johnson did not say whether
There are social ramifications as ers with a daily meal plan approved by any progress had been made in his talks with the county council, which
well—spouses are robbed of their a registered dietician. “By following balked earlier this week at a $329 million long term bailout proposal.
partner, and school-age children and the plan, some people have lost up to 8 “Presumably they are looking at what they can do to take us off life sup-
young adults are deprived of a parent. pounds in those first 15 days,” says port,” Ecker said.
“I consulted doctors,” says Pat. Brenkus. “I like to think of it as the 15 Johnson planned to meet Friday evening with top council leaders to dis-
“But no one could find anything day challenge; see for yourself what cuss the system that treats 180,000 patients annually, according to his
t can strike at any time, does not
discriminate when choosing its physically wrong with Carmen. kind of results you have in those first spokesman John Erzen.
victims, and doctors are discov- Worse yet, Carmen could not remem- two weeks.” While not everyone will Ecker has said the system does not have enough money for bankruptcy
ering with alarming frequency that it ber doing the things that rattled me.” lose 8 pounds that quickly, the goal of and that he would advise the board to vote to close the hospital network. A
occurs sooner than most people pre- Eventually, the Moffetts found Dr. the eating plan is to fuel up and feel en- vote on the issue can’t be pushed back or delayed any further than Wednes-
viously thought possible. Gisele Wolf-Klein, who diagnosed ergized, not deprived. Brenkus also day, he said.(Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This
According to the Alzheimer’s As- the devastating illness. serves up an array of interesting food- material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
sociation, approximately half a mil- “Carmen and I were looking for- related tidbits, such as how to accu- A planned vote on closing the Prince George’s County hospital network
lion Americans suffer from early onset ward to planning our retirement to- rately gauge portion sizes when you’re has been pushed back to Wednesday as county lawmakers work toward a pos-
Alzheimer’s, otherwise known as Fa- gether, and before long our future was in a restaurant and the number of sible agreement that would keep the financially ailing medical system open.
milial Alzheimer’s. Within a genera- annihilated,” remembers Pat. “I had pounds you could lose each year by The board of Dimensions Healthcare System, a nonprofit that manages the
tion that number is projected to triple, no choice but for Carmen to live in a system that includes a Cheverly hospital and other medical facilities in the
and the devastation the disease threat- nursing home equipped for county, had planned to decide Monday whether to shut down or file for bank-
ens to leave in its wake is not only cat- Alzheimer’s patients. Because of the ruptcy.
astrophic to the victim’s loved ones, shortage of information on early But Dimensions agreed to postpone that vote two days at the request of
but to the nation as a whole. onset Alzheimer’s, I was totally un- Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson, said G.T. Dunlop Ecker,
Far more aggressive than the prepared for this.” president and chief executive of Dimensions. Johnson did not say whether
more common “senile onset” variety, At present, early onset any progress had been made in his talks with the county council, which
early onset Alzheimer’s strikes at Alzheimer’s comprises less than 10% balked earlier this week at a $329 million long term bailout proposal.
anytime between ages 30 and 55, the of all Alzheimer’s patients, but that “Presumably they are looking at what they can do to take us off life sup-
most productive years of one’s life, number is growing with the aging of port,” Ecker said.
virtually crippling the victims and both Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers. Johnson planned to meet Friday evening with top council leaders to dis-
their families. As the name implies, “The Geri-boomer” population is big- cuss the system that treats 180,000 patients annually, according to his
the illness is hereditary. Its effects are ger than any before it, and many peo- spokesman John Erzen.
irreversible, and there is no cure. ple will become Alzheimer’s pa- Ecker has said the system does not have enough money for bankruptcy
Ice Cream in the Cupboard is the tients,” warns Pat. “The medical and that he would advise the board to vote to close the hospital network. A
heartbreaking story of Carmen Mof- establishment simply isn’t equipped vote on the issue can’t be pushed back or delayed any further than Wednes-
fett, diagnosed with early onset to deal with the volume of potential day, he said.
Alzheimer’s disease at age 53. The vi- Alzheimer’s patients.”
14 THE METRO HERALD
HEALTH & WELLNESS
April 20, 2007
DC HOSTS GROUND-BREAKING, FREE HHS AWARDS $95.6
CONFERENCE FOR TEEN GIRLS MILLION FOR COMMUNITY-
BASED HIV/AIDS CARE
ealth and Human Services Secretary, Mike
Leavitt has announced $95.6 million in grants
to support community-based organizations
that provide early intervention HIV/AIDS care and
services to medically underserved populations.
Early Intervention Services (EIS) grants are
being awarded to 176 community-based health cen-
ters, migrant health centers, hospitals, and other en-
tities that provide outpatient HIV early intervention
services and ambulatory care. These grants support
clinical care; antiretroviral therapies; and ongoing
medical, oral health, nutritional, psychosocial, and
other treatment for HIV-positive individuals. Funds
also support medical evaluation, risk-reduction
counseling and case management.
“These competitive grants to local HIV/AIDS
he DC Children and Youth In- service providers are in addition to the formula
vestment Trust Corporation funds that were sent to states, territories and hard-
will host a ground-breaking, hit urban areas earlier in the year,” said Secretary
free, day-long conference for several Leavitt. “The reauthorized Ryan White program
hundred DC girls, ages 12 to 18, to ex- will do a better job of targeting care and services to
plore issues facing girls today, such as underserved communities where HIV infection is
life after high school, money manage- on the rise.”
ment, healthy relationships, and posi- The EIS grants are awarded under Part C of Title
tive body image. Conference will take XXVI of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as
place on Saturday, April 28, 2007 amended by the newly enacted Ryan White
from 8AM to 4PM at the Washington HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006.
Court Hotel located at 525 New Jersey Part C of Title XXVI of the PHS Act was previously
Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. referred to as Title III of the Ryan White Compre-
The conference, entitled G.A.M.E: hensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act,
Girls Acquiring Meaningful Experi- the predecessor statute. The new law requires that
consistent opportunities to participate BLACK FACT
ences—Having the Power and Opportu- Part C grantees spend 50 percent of their grant award
in gender-focused out-of-school-time
nities to Choose, grew out of the Trust’s on EIS, and 75 percent on newly-defined core On April 20, 1909 Presidential Assistant
(OST) activities that offer more mean-
recognition that girls and young women medical services. For a complete list of these serv-
ices and additional information on the new legisla- E. Frederic Morrow was born in
have distinct strengths and needs requir- Besides sessions for girls, the con-
ing special supports and services. tion, visit hab.hrsa.gov/treatmentmodernization/ Hakensack, New Jersey. A graduate of
ference will include two sessions for coreservices.htm. Additional Part C grants are ex- Rutgers University, Morrow was a vice
As part of the new initiative, the nonprofit providers that work with
Trust plans to awards grants of up to pected to be announced July 1. president for Bank of America before being
girls. Topics will address “choices” in For more information about HRSA and its pro- appointed an administrative assistant to
$100,000 each to 10 DC nonprofits to programming, helping girls make
provide girls and young women with grams, visit www.hrsa.gov. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
sound choices and supporting girls in
opportunities to express their opinions, dealing with their choices. While the
excel as leaders, broaden their aca- conference is free, registration is re-
demic or life skills, and enhance their quired for both girls and program
personal and professional develop- providers. Registration for girls must
ment. GAME is an initiative of the be completed by providers. Organiza-
Trust in partnership with DC govern- tions must register by April 23 by
ment’s plan for Effective Youth Devel- emailing their girls’ names and ages to
Girls in the District, like many In fall 2005, the Trust began pre-
urban areas, face particular challenges: liminary conversations with its
• 85 percent of girls of color in DC grantees about the girls they serve. The
live in poverty Trust then held a staff retreat to frame
• 38 percent of young women, ages a focus for the GAME initiative. The
16 to 21, are unemployed in DC Trust also recently met with local
• The DC teen pregnancy rate, grant-makers to gain more information
though declining, is still one of the and insight about organizations in the
region’s highest District and region that support girls
and young women. The Trust con-
“Girls today are bombarded by ducted six focus groups with girls to
mixed messages that promote risky be- listen to their thoughts and experi-
havior, negative stereotyping, and un- ences. All these conversations re-
healthy attitudes toward body image,” sulted in a multi-faceted approach to
said Greg Roberts, president and CEO achieving the goals of GAME. In addi-
of the Trust, a nonprofit that works to tion to grants to nonprofits for pro-
increase the quality, quantity and ac- grams focused on girls, the Trust plans
cessibility of services for children, to cultivate a formal partnership with
youth and families in DC. “We hope local grant-makers to increase re-
this conference and the subsequent sources for programs focused on girls
grants will better equip girls to make and to host sessions for nonprofit
positive choices in their lives.” providers to discuss promising prac-
Despite disheartening circum- tices addressing the needs of adoles-
stances, many girls and young women cent girls and young women.
in the District of Columbia want op- The DC Children and Youth Invest-
portunities to gain new skills and expe- ment Trust Corporation is a public-pri-
riences. They want to be part of an en- vate partnership chartered by the Dis-
vironment where girls and young trict to help a wide variety of
women are nurtured and supported. organizations in the city improve the
Yet, for every girl involved in high- quality, quantity and accessibility of
quality after-school programs, there services and opportunities for every
are dozens of other girls and young child in the District. For more informa-
women in DC neighborhoods who lack tion, visit www.cyitc.org
Visit us on the web at www.metroherald.com
THE METRO HERALD 15
April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 25. All Governing perienced tour guides. After spending currently available, and customers can Company; Sam’s Club; The Scotts
ALEXANDRIA Board meetings are open to the public.
The Center is located at 1234 Ingleside
the first two days touring and frolick-
ing in Dublin, you will be transported
download up to 10 videos at a time,
providing there is space on their com-
Miracle-Gro Company; Sparkle Paper
Towels from Georgia-Pacific; Sprint
Avenue. by private motor coach to discover the puter hard drive. Each video may be Foundation; Troy-Bilt; Waste Manage-
BARGAINS ABOUND Anyone who would like to speak sights and sounds of Galway, Killarney ment, Inc.; the William Wrigley Jr.
borrowed for seven days, after which
AT MOUNT VERNON during the “Citizen Comment” portion and Limerick. Trip highlights include time they will be automatically deleted. Company; Rubber Manufacturers As-
COMMUNITY SCHOOL’S of the meeting can call 703-790-0123/ visiting the Cliffs of Mohr, exploring If a customer chooses to manually sociation and The Wireless Alliance.
BIG FLEA TTY: 703-827-8255, to be placed on the Ring of Kerry, and touring Blarney delete videos before the end of the bor- The Great American Cleanup cam-
the agenda. Castle and Bunratty Folk Park and paign started March 1 and will con-
he Mount Vernon Community rowing period, those titles will remain
School PTA will hold its First Castle. The Ireland travel package in- on the person’s record/account and tinue through May 31. For more in-
Annual Big Flea from 9a.m. to
SPRING INTO ACTION WITH cludes land and air transportation, formation or to sign up for
count toward the 10 allowable down-
2p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Mount UPCOMING NEIGHBORHOOD deluxe hotel accommodations (based loads until the end of the seven days. participation, contact Helen Moore,
Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Com- COLLEGE SESSIONS on double occupancy), daily breakfast, To use the service, customers must Coordinator for Keep Prince George’s
and four dinners. Rates range from County Beautiful, at 301-883-5843.
monwealth Ave., Alexandria. et connected with your com- download the MyLibraryDV software
The rummage sale will feature such munity this spring through $1980-$2090 per person depending on which will allow them to browse the
items as toys, electronics, clothes and two upcoming Neighborhood the group size. collection and download the videos.
furniture at bargain basement prices. For
more information, or to donate to the ef-
College sessions that provide residents
with valuable information about Fair-
In order to receive a Travel Informa-
tion Packet with specific itinerary and
They must also have a broadband inter-
net connection (DSL, cable, etc.), Win-
STATE OF MARYULAND
fort, contact Joe LaMountain at 202- fax County. Residents will learn how pricing information, you will need to dows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or Win- CLICK IT OR TICKET
288-5124 or at Joseph.LaMountain to work with neighbors, community register for free at Reston Community dows XP with Service Pack 2, Flash
Center by visiting the center or down-
@gmail.com. organizations and local government to Player 9 or Windows Media Player 10
strengthen neighborhoods, build com- loading a class registration form from he Maryland-National Capital
with the latest security update, one gi-
STUDENTS PARTICIPATE munity capacity and promote a strong www.RestonCommunityCenter. com. Park Police joins the efforts of
gabyte of available hard drive space law enforcement agencies
IN FORUM ON RACE sense of community. For specific questions, please con-
and a one GHz processor or greater.
AND CULTURE For the Neighborhood College tact Robert Arguinzoni, Adult Program throughout the State of Maryland and
In addition to MyLibraryDV, across the country to promote the Click
sponsored by the Department of Sys- Director, at 703-390-6159/800-828-
tudents from T.C. Williams High MCPL also offers streaming music, It or Ticket campaign.
tems Management for Human Services 1120 (TTY). The tour was designed
School, George Washington and downloadable audio books and online The Park Police will participate in
in cooperation with the Disability Ser- and coordinated by Club Europa, a
Francis Hammond Middle magazine and newspaper articles. this Program through June 3, to in-
vices Planning and Development Of- group travel agency with over 40 years
Schools, Minnie Howard Ninth Grade For more information, visit www. crease safety belt use and reduce traffic
fice of Fairfax County’s Department of of industry experience.
Center, the Secondary Training and montgomerycountymd.gov/library fatalities. Every year, thousands of
Family Services: Fairfax County is committed to
Education Program (STEP), and local and click on Online Resources: loved ones; valued co-workers, and
nondiscrimination on the basis of dis-
private schools are participating in the • Classes are scheduled on seven MyLibraryDV or call 240-777-0060. fellow citizens are needlessly injured
ability in all county programs, services
seventh annual Student Forum on Race consecutive Thursdays, May 3 to or killed in traffic crashes. Many of
and activities. Reasonable accommo-
and Culture on Friday, April 27, from June 14, at the ARC of Northern these injuries and fatalities could have
dations will be provided upon request.
9:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. at the First
Baptist Church, located at 2932 King
Virginia, 100 North Washington
St., Suite 234, Falls Church.
For further information, contact the
Reston Community Center at (703)
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY been prevented by safety belt use. In
fact, numerous national studies prove
Street, Alexandria. • Sessions will run from 9:30 to that safety belts reduce the risk of seri-
476-4500, Virginia Relay (800) 828- CLEANUP IN NORTH
“Public and private school students 11:30a.m. ous injury or death by nearly 50 per-
1120 (TTY) or visit www. CLINTON
are being provided an opportunity to • Classes are free and light breakfast cent, and nearly 60 percent when they
openly dialogue about Alexandria’s ef- will be served; if necessary, child n conjunction with the Livable are combined with air bags.
Reston Community Center is located at
fort to foster positive racial and cul- care will be provided. Communities Initiative and the 2007 Buckle-up every time you drive or
2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
tural relations,” said Elbert Ransom Jr., • The deadline for registration is Great American Cleanup Campaign, ride. Click it right to prevent serious
20191. The Reston Community Cen-
president of REACH Inc., who is serv- Thursday, April 26. To register or the Department of Environmental Re- injury: lap belts, shoulder harnesses,
ter is completely accessible to persons
ing as the City’s consulting coordinator for ADA accommodations, contact sources’ (DER) Keep Prince George’s and air bags are designed to work to-
with disabilities and will provide rea-
for the event. Nicole Murray at nicole.murray@ County Beautiful (KPGCB) partnered gether and are most effective when all
sonable accommodations in accor-
The Forum is a major part of a se- fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-533- with the North Clinton Citizens Associa- components are worn correctly.
dance with the Americans with Dis-
ries of school-wide programs and proj- 5701, TTY 703-803-7914. Please tion to sponsor a community cleanup. Maryland’s law allows police to
abilities Act (ADA).
ects designed to enhance better under- allow a minimum of seven working “North Clinton was the first of stop a vehicle and issue citations solely
standing and communication across days in advance of April 26 to make many community cleanups scheduled for violating the seat belt law. So the
racial and cultural lines. necessary ADA arrangements. to take place in the county during the next time you are in the car remember
Alexandria’s public school students • Persons with disabilities are en- MONTGOMERY COUNTY spring,” stated Prince George’s County to buckle up. It just may save an im-
represent 88 countries and speak more couraged to register. Executive Jack B. Johnson. “We ap- portant life—yours.
than 69 languages. NEW DOWNLOADABLE preciate the community’s support of
For additional information contact For the Burke and West Springfield VIDEO SERVICE AT LIBRARY our cleanup efforts and look forward to
Elbert Ransom Jr. at 703-333-2043. Neighborhood College sponsored by partnering with them and KPGCB for
ontgomery County Public
Systems Management: the Area Wide Cleanup that will be
Libraries’ (MCPL) cus-
• Classes will be held on six consec- tomers can now download held on April 21.”
FAIRFAX COUNTY utive Thursdays, April 26 to May videos at home via the library website The North Clinton cleanup was
31, at the Pohick Regional Library, thanks to a new service now in effect quite a success with DER’s Waste peakers will include adoptive
ANNUAL 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. called MyLibraryDV. Management Division collecting over and biological parents, lawyers,
• Sessions will run from 6:30 to 12 tons of trash, including 500 pounds doctors and social workers. Dis-
SPAGHETTI DINNER Through the service—created by
cussion topics will include legalities,
9p.m Recorded Books, LLC, in partnership of electronics for recycling. Over
oung at Heart” Seniors An- thirty-seven volunteers, including 17 home studies, finances, and relations
• Classes are free and dinner will be with MCPL, and with partial funding
nual Spaghetti Dinner is fun students, helped in the community’s with birth parents. Extra handouts will
provided at no charge. provided by Friends of the Library,
for the entire family. It is cleanup efforts. include a 170-page “how-to” book,
• For additional information on how to Montgomery County—library card-
open to the public and walk-ins are wel- “DER is proud to play an active and a continental breakfast and lunch.
register and for ADA accommoda- holders can access free DVD-quality
come. Dinner takes place on Saturday, role in achieving the goals of the Event is sponsored by Families for
tions, contact Paulette Whiteside at programming that includes topics such
April 28, 2007 from 5PM to 7PM at County Executive’s Livable Commu- Private Adoption and will be held at
703-324-5285, TTY 711, or as cooking, health, travel and classic
the City of Fairfax Senior Center, Green nities Initiative,” said DER Acting Di- the Grace Episcopal School (near Con-
paulette.whiteside@fairfaxcounty. movies. Among the shows available
Acres School Cafeteria located at 4401 rector Charles W. Wilson. “By work- necticut Ave. and I-495) on Saturday,
gov. are: “Antiques Roadshow,” “Globe
Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA. ing together with the citizens and May 19 from 9a.m. to 3p.m.
Pre-purchased tickets: $7.00 per RESTON COMMUNITY Trekker,” “Inside the Law,” “Author residents, we can create cleaner, safer For reservation: www.ffpa.org or
adult; $6.00 per student/senior; $5.00 Talk,” Health Choices,” and “Today’s and more livable communities.” 202-722-0338
per child under 10 years of age/children Homeowner.” The Keep America Beautiful 2007
A TOUR OF IRELAND Recorded Books, LLC, located in SCIENCE COMEDY:
under 2 FREE. Cost at door: $8.00 per Great American Cleanup is expected to
adult; $7.00 per student/senior; $6.00 et ready for the trip of a life- Prince Frederick, MD with studios in involve close to three million people, IT’S INFECTIOUS
per child under 10 years of age/children time when the RCC Travel New York City, is a division of Haights
volunteering more than eight million rian Malow returns to the
under 2 FREE. Check payable to Club heads to Ireland from Cross Communications, a publishing hours to clean, beautify and improve Koshland Science Museum for
“Young at Heart” or cash only. September 22–29, 2007. This multi- house dedicated to creating the finest 15,000 communities from coast to an outrageously funny evening
Dinner Includes: Spaghetti entrée day package features guided driving books, audio products, periodicals, coast. Activities will include cleaning of science comedy. From global
with your choice of red meat or white tours and private site tours led by ex- software and online services for vari- waterways, beautifying parks and warming to infectious disease, gain a
sauce, sweet Italian sausage with pep- ous markets, including public and recreation areas, coordinating recy- new—and side splitting—perspective
pers, tossed salad, garlic bread, cake school libraries. cling collections, picking up litter, on the geek mystique that is science.
and a drink. Announcing the service, MCPL Di- planting trees and flowers, and con- Event takes place on Thursday, May
For information call: (703) 359-2487. rector Parker Hamilton said, “MyLi- ducting educational programs. 10, 2007 from 6pm-8pm at the
Proceeds from this fundraiser to benefit braryDV is an exciting addition to the Many of America’s leading compa- Koshland Science Museum, located at
the City of Fairfax Senior Center. Montgomery Online Resources (MOR) nies are dedicated to supporting and 6th & E Streets, NW, Washington, DC.
collection offered by our public li- sponsoring the efforts for the Great For more information: www.koshland-
MCC GOVERNING braries. It’s just one more way that American Cleanup. The national science.org, 202-334-1201, or ksm@
BOARD MEETING MCPL is using the latest technology to sponsors include American Honda nas.edu
he Governing Board of the educate and entertain our customers in Motor Company, Inc.; Firestone Com- Admission is $10 and includes a
McLean Community Center the comfort of their own homes.” plete Auto Care and Tires Plus; GLAD happy hour from 6-7pm and a comedy
will meet at 7:30p.m. on There are approximately 400 videos ForceFlex Trash Bags; Pepsi-Cola show from 7-8pm.
16 THE METRO HERALD
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2007
CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED BODIES EXHIBITION AFRICAN CONTINUUM THEATRE COMPANY
CLOSES ITS SEASON WITH THE WORLD
ODIES, The Exhibition,
opened its doors Saturday,
April 14th at the Dome in
PREMIERE OF THE ORACLE
Rosslyn (former Newseum site), and
provided visitors with an up-close look uum Theatre
inside systems of our anatomy utiliz-
ing real human body speci-
cludes its successful
mens. Many of the whole
Season of Legacy with
body specimens are dissected
the world premiere of Ed
in vivid athletic poses, al-
lowing the visitor to relate Shockley’s The Oracle.
to everyday activities. In Producing Artistic Di-
addition, authentic human rector Jennifer L. Nelson
specimens illustrate the damage directs this spirited tale
caused to organs by over-eat- of an African princess
ing and lack of exercise. A who sets out on an amaz-
healthy lung is fea- ing journey to discover
tured next to a black the source of her father’s
lung ravaged by power. The Oracle
smoking in a striking compari- opens May 10 and con-
son more powerful than any text- tinues through June 3 in
book image. The Exhibition will the Sprenger Theatre at
change the way people see themselves. the Atlas Performing
It is designed to enlighten, empower, Arts Center in the his-
fascinate, and inspire. toric H Street NE corri-
The human body specimens in the Skeletal Muscles dor. For the first time in
exhibition are preserved through a rev- its eleven season history,
olutionary technique called polymer African Continuum The-
preservation. In this process, human atre Company will pro-
tissue is permanently preserved using Basketball duce The Oracle using
liquid silicone rubber that is treated puppetry alongside ac-
and hardened. The end result is a rub- tors.
berized specimen, preserved to the cel- “This family orien-
lular level, showcasing the complexity tated production marks
of the body’s many bones, muscles, the first time that pup-
nerves, blood vessels and organs. The pets and actors have
full-body specimens can take more shared our stage to-
than a year to prepare. gether,” observed Nel- and the Disney/A.S.C.A.P. Music The-
Exhibition hours are Sunday son. “This is very different for us. I am ater Workshops with Charles Strauss
through Wednesday 10:00AM until excited because the puppets add a and Stephen Swartz respectively. He is
7:00PM, and Thursday through Sat- tremendous impact to the storytelling a senior lecturer at Philadelphia’s Uni-
urday 10:00AM until 10:00PM. process.”
The Dome in Rosslyn is located two versity of the Arts, resident playwright
Loosely inspired by George at Hedgerow Theatre, Artistic Director
blocks from the Rosslyn Metro Station Bernard Shaw’s 1932 story “The Ad-
(Orange/Blue lines). of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center
ventures of the Black Girl in Her and Artistic Director of American Con-
Purchase tickets online by visiting Search for God,” Shockley’s unique al-
www.BodiesTickets.com. Call 800- cert Theatre at the Community Educa-
legory follows a young Charlotte as she tion Center in Pennsylvania.
BODIES-9 (800-263-4379) to order travels over land and sea, through
tickets by phone. Jennifer L Nelson is the Producing
servitude and slavery before she returns Artistic Director of the African Contin-
TICKET PRICES are $26.50
to her ancestral home with a new un- uum Theatre, Washington D.C.’s only
(adults); $21 (seniors 62+); $18 (chil-
derstanding of her place in the world. professional black theatre company.
dren 4-12); group discounts available
including special student rates. “The Oracle is a philosophical look For seventeen years she was with the
Contact Tickets for Groups at into the magical journey of an African Living Stage Theatre Company, the
email@example.com or call woman leaving her home and her fam- community outreach program of Arena
800-840-1157 (15 or more people). Muscles and Skeleton
ily to find what is most important to Stage, where she served as an actress
her,” states Shockley. “Along the way and Associate Artistic Director. She
she encounters a menagerie of magical has worked in professional theatre for
GIN BLOSSOMS AT characters, each who contain a piece of thirty years as an actress, administra-
SIX FLAGS TO HOLD AUDITIONS CRYSTAL ROCKS the puzzle that moves her one step tor, educator, playwright, producer and
FOR DC COMICS SUPER HEROES closer to the answers she seeks.” director. For the African Continuum
he Crystal City Business “The Oracle is a metaphorical Theatre, Ms. Nelson directed A Raisin
ix Flags America is seeking enthusiastic, outgoing individuals to fill Improvement District search for love,” continues Nelson. “It in the Sun, Kingdom,Two Trains Run-
open positions as DC Comics Super Hero characters including Batman, (BID) announced that alter- is the perfect end to our Season of ning, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,
Robin, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash. This is the ideal native rock band The Gin Blossoms Legacy and my tenure as Producing Wedding Dance, Blood Knot, Personal
role for those individuals who feel they truly fit one of these super hero’s like- will headline “Crystal Rocks”—an Artistic Director. Every play this sea- History, Waiting To Be Invited, Gris
nesses and are looking to interact with park Guests, become part of a world annual free outdoor concert. The son contained universal themes that Gris, Hecuba, As You Like It and Torn
class organization, build a solid resume and earn money while having FUN! Gin Blossoms will play Crystal everyone can relate to. We are pleased From the Headlines. Besides directing
Anyone interested in pursuing one of these seasonal positions in the Rocks Crystal City on Saturday, to conclude the season with the world for African Continuum, she has di-
Six Flags Entertainment Department is encouraged to attend an open au- May 5, 2007—Cinco de Mayo. premiere of this play, capping a suc- rected at many theatres throughout the
dition scheduled from 7–9 p.m. on April 25 as well as May 2 and 9 or Laura Lea and Tripp Fabulous cessful season of powerful story- Washington area, most recently Jitney
arrange a private audition by calling the Six Flags Entertainment Department will open the music fest at 7p.m. telling.” at Ford’s Theatre. Ms. Nelson has also
directly at 301-249-1500 ext. 5092. Audience members are also invited Ed Shockley has authored nearly directed at theatres in New York, Los
Restrictions for these roles include: Males: required to be 5’6” to 6’5” to tour the Artomatic Galleries, four dozen plays, several screenplays, Angeles, Minnesota, Oregon and
with muscular/athletic build. Females: required to be 5’10” to 5’11” with Washington’s arts extravaganza, essays and two collections of poetry. Pennsylvania.
muscular/fit build. Interested candidates must be at least 15 years of age. which will be open that night until He is best known for the urban opera,
1 a.m, and will continue to run Cast members of The Oracle in-
In addition, team members of Six Flags America work flexible shifts, gain Bobos, (co-authored with James clude Jewell Robinson seen earlier this
valuable job skills, are eligible for park perks including employee incentives until May 20. The BID expects a McBride) and the 1981 Audelco Award
crowd of about 5,000 to 7,000 to season in A Raisin in the Sun as The
and fun activities, as well as have free admission to all Six Flags theme parks. winning work, Bessie Smith: Empress Lady in the Cave and Erika Rose last
“This is a great opportunity for young actors or actresses and theater ma- turn out for the rock concert event.
of the Blues. His other notable plays seen in Pretty Fire as Charlotte. The
jors looking to build their resumes and gain valuable experience performing The BID is promoting the con-
include The Liars’ Contest and the puppets are designed by Marie
and interacting with a live audience on a daily basis,” said Sean Lassiter, Six cert in partnership with Metro,
stage adaptation of Mildred D. Tay- Schneggenberger, the costumes are de-
Flags America Entertainment Manager. “It’s also a great place to work and MIX 107.3, Arlington Cultural Af-
fairs, Crowne Plaza at National lor’s Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry. signed by Erin Nugent and the set and
build lasting friendships while getting paid to be a super hero!” Major awards include the Stephen lighting designer is Klyph Stanford.
Six Flags America is located in Largo, MD, 40 minutes south of Balti- Airport, Holiday Inn National Air-
port at Crystal City, BIN 1700, Sondheim Award for Outstanding Con- All performances are at the Atlas
more, 15 minutes east of Washington, DC and 20 minutes west from tributions to American Musical The- Performing Arts Center located at 1333
Crystal City Sports Pub, and Stars
Historic Annapolis. From Baltimore, take I-695 to I-97 south, exit 7 (Rte. ater, HBO New Writers Project, and H Street NE. Tickets can be purchased
and Stripes Restaurant.
3/301 south) to Rte. 214 west/Central Ave. From D.C. take the Pennsylvania State Arts Council through the Atlas Box Office at 202-
For more information, visit
I-495/95 to exit 15A (Rte. 214 east/Central Ave.). Playwright’s Fellowship. He has been 399-7993 or online at www.african-
a featured artist in both the New York continuumtheatre.com
THE METRO HERALD 17
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2007
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL AT THE DODGERS CELEBRATE JACKIE ROBINSON DAY
BIG EASY BALL AT STRATHMORE
umber 42 was everywhere for most in a game since Aug. 23, 1999 “Jackie Robinson is one of my
the Los Angeles Dodgers. when they stole seven in a game at dad’s favorite baseball players, and I
Scampering around the bases, Milwaukee—in a 9-3 victory over San probably learned a lot about him just
knocking hits to all fields, and coming Diego.. by hearing stories my dad told me
away with an easy victory. The “It seems like there were a lot of about him. My dad’s a good storyteller,
Dodgers did all they could to honor Jackies out there,” Martin said, refer- so I just used to sit there while he told
Jackie Robinson on the 60th anniver- ring to Robinson’s base-stealing abil-
me stories about Jackie and how he
sary of his major league debut—before ity.
and during the game. The national celebration of Jackie played—how good a baseball player
Robinson broke major league base- Robinson Day was centered at Dodger he was and how fast he was.
ball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947 Stadium, not far from where Robinson “He was the only black kid on that
with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the grew up in Pasadena. He would be- block, or on that corner, or whatever.
sport celebrated the anniversary come the first athlete to earn letters in So he got his fun by telling all the guys
throughout the country Sunday, when four sports at UCLA, and he served in that he was Jackie Robinson’s son, and
more than 200 players, managers and the U.S. Army during World War II be- all the kids believed him and thought it
coaches wore No. 42 in his honor. fore making his debut with the was pretty cool.”
Included in that total was every Dodgers at age 27. Martin said he looked forward to
member of the Dodgers. “The whole team wearing No. 42, it calling his father to share his latest ex-
“I think it was special for every- kind of goes sour if we don’t win,”
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra perience.
body to put No. 42 on,” said Russell winning pitcher Randy Wolf said. “It
was great. There were a lot of special “I’m just going to tell him it was a
Martin, who had three hits, three runs
special time,” Martin said. “(Robin-
trathmore presents the Big Easy and musicians; education programs, scored, two RBIs and a stolen base. people here. It’s a special day and I
Ball, Strathmore’s 2007 Spring such as artists in residence and master “We had a blast out there today. There think they did it right.” son) was just an amazing person. It
Gala, on Saturday, April 21 in classes; and free community events was a little added pressure wearing that Martin grew up in Montreal hearing was unbelievable just how brave he
the Music Center at Strathmore. Co- and festivals in both the Mansion and number.” about Robinson from his father, a 62- was. We get heckled a bit from the
chaired by Bethesda philanthropist Music Center. The Dodgers stole five bases—their year-old African Canadian. stands, it’s the end of the world.”
Carol A. Trawick and Catherine S. “The gala gives us the opportunity
Leggett, wife of the newly-elected to bring people in, have fun in the
Montgomery County Executive Isiah venue, and expose them to the artistic CHEVERLY DAY 2007 FEATURES RACE, LIVE MUSIC,
“ Ike “ programs, “ said Gala co-chair, Carol CARNIVAL MIDWAY, AND FIREWORKS BY ZAMBELLI
Leggett, the Big Easy Ball prom- A. Trawick. “It ‘ s a party atmosphere
to celebrate with old friends and meet
ises to be Montgomery County ‘ s he leafy and green Town of marches, blues, cakewalks, hymns, formance poetry, Balinese classical
grandest arts event of the year. The new ones. “ Cheverly is once again cele- fox trots, and one-steps. Despite Wayang Gender, Afrobeat, Latin, Irish
rich musical and culinary heritage of The gala starts at 9 p.m.-Irvin May- brating it's annual Cheverly such variety, the music of the Fed- traditional music, jazz and more.
New Orleans will be the overarching field and the New Orleans Jazz Or- Day on Saturday May 19th at it's eral Jazz Commission is always The events start with the 2007
theme of the evening. chestra, 10:15 p.m.-Dancing and After Town Park located at 6401 Forest Rd. joyous and perfect for dancing. Cicada Crunch: Race for the Anacostia
The Big Easy Ball will showcase Party with Dr. John in Cheverly. More information is avail- Since 1976, the FJC has performed at 11:00 AM on Saturday May 19th.
authentic desserts, drinks, and decora- Individual tickets for the Concert able on the website www. for virtually every major institution The proceeds from the race will go to
tions from New Orleans. The Concert Hall performance and After Party are cheverlyday.org including directions. in the national capitol area, includ- support local Anacostia River Water-
Hall performance features the Crescent $65, $85 and $125 and are available Located where 295 (aka the BW Park- ing the White House, the Congress, shed improvement efforts. Race pre-
City ‘s Official Cultural Ambassador, online at www.strathmore.org or from way) crosses US 50, just outside the the Supreme Court, the Smithson- registration can be done online and
Billboard Award-winning trumpeter, the Strathmore Ticket Office at 301- eastern point of the District, Cheverly ian Institution, the Kennedy Center, costs $20, Day-Of registration is $25,
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans 581-5100. Cocktail attire recom- is 10 minutes or less from most points and foreign embassies. and walkers are $15, all include T-
Jazz Orchestra, while the After Party mended. on Capitol Hill and just north of DC's • The Washington Musica Viva en- Shirt. The course through Cheverly's
boasts live music, drinks, and dancing The Music Center at Strathmore, East of the River neighborhoods in semble, directed by pianist Carl beautiful streets brings people from
on the terrace with Blue Note record- located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in Prince George's County. Cheverly Day Banner, plays mostly new music around the region. Don't miss it!
ing artist, “ physician of Voodoo funk, North Bethesda, MD, is immediately is live entertainment! With two stages from the European classical tradi- For the adults and children over 21,
“ and four-time Grammy Award-win- adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore each offering continuous performances tion.Players include members of the St. Ambrose Men's Club Beer Gar-
ner, Dr. John. The Spring Gala is station on Metro’s Red Line and a half- from noon until dusk, the variety offers the Washington National Sym- den will be adjacent to the main stage.
Strathmore ‘ s signature fundraising mile from the Capital Beltway. For something for everyone. The Main phony Orchestra, Washington area For the young at heart, there is an
event of the year. Gala funds enable more information, call 301-581-5100 Stage, at the base of a natural am- free-lance musicians, and favorite old-fashioned kids Carnival Midway
Strathmore to present renowned artists or visit www.strathmore.org. phitheater, will feature: guest artists from New York, with great prizes as well as the Fun
Boston, and elsewhere.Featuring Area with two Moon Bounces, Slides
• World-traveling jazz drummer Nasar Ben Redwine on clarinet, bass clar- and other attractions. Carnival games
Abadey is a Cheverly resident, leader inet, and possibly saxophone for include: balloon toss, feed the clown,
of Supernova, sideman to the biggest TP toss, Knock-Em Down and many
DUKE ELLINGTON’S BIRTHDAY names in jazz and a renowned star of
their Cheverly appearance, WMV's
cutting edge, risk-taking approach others. All day wristbands are avail-
CELEBRATED WITH TOUR the jazz firmament playing innova- to performance emphasizes con- able.
tive and original hard bop. He brings temporary issues, a direct en- The Prince George's Police Avia-
n April 29, 1899 Edward Kennedy Ellington was born. On his hard-hitting ensemble to play counter with creative process, com- tion Division will join us again with
April 28, Washington Walks will honor the occasion by inviting originals and standards. munity building, and the crossing aerial demonstrations and tours of their
both locals and visitors alike on “Duke Ellington’s DC,” a bus • World music with Word Beat.Word- of traditional boundaries. state-of-the-art helicopter. For the eco-
and walking tour of the greater U Street area that was home to the young Beat combines the artistry of singer/ • Hard Swimmin' Fish is a blues trio adventurer, the Friends of Lower
boy who grew up to become jazz master Duke Ellington. U Street once actor Charles Williams and global- that has been making music to- Beaver Dam will be giving guided
throbbed with nightclubs and theaters where the great African American jazz percussionist/composer Tom gether for over ten years.They play tours of their trails in Cheverly. There
entertainers headlined. The jazz scene continues to thrive on the “New Teasley in programs featuring the in- a range of styles covering the coun- will be a live-animal demonstration,
U” at clubs and restaurants to be featured on the tour. In addition to see- spirational texts of such authors as try blues of Mississippi and the Birds of Prey, outside at 1:30 and
ing the houses where Ellington spent his childhood, including one in his- Langston Hughes and Martin Luther Piedmont, as well as the urban 3:30PM.
toric Le Droit Park, participants will visit restored landmarks like the Lin- King, Jr. as well as African folk blues of Chicago. At 9:00p.m., the day will be capped
coln Theatre and Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage songs. Reminiscent of hip West • Proverbs is a six piece band playing off by Cheverly's famous, extensive
(home to the nation’s first black YMCA). A look at nearby Howard Uni- African/Indian/Middle Eastern com- deep down keepin' it real old school annual fireworks display by Zambelli
versity and a stop at the only memorial to African American Civil War binations, bent on driving the roots reggae. Fireworks International, "The First
soldiers will complete the journey through the heart of African American groove, reviving the spirit of the spo- • Finally, we'll have a long set by the Family of Fireworks."
culture in the nation’s capital. The tour will conclude in time for partici- ken word performances that Charles groovetastic Union Street Band be- Admission is free, midway games
pants to have dinner in the neighborhood and then stay on to hear live Mingus once sponsored, the duo has fore Cheverly Day's amazing fire- and rides are 50 cents to $1, and an all-
music at a venue of their choice. performed their critically acclaimed works show.Creating a wild and day pass for attractions will also be
“Duke Ellington’s DC” is presented by Washington Walks and Cul- melding of music and voice at presti- brilliant fusion of Afro-beat, Soul, available for $10. Food, drinks and
tural Tourism DC. Washington Walks is a DC-based walking tour com- gious venues and before academic R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, and cut- other refreshments are made available
pany now in its eighth year of operation. Cultural Tourism DC strength- audiences in the U.S. and Europe. ting edge Jazzy-poetry, the band by a selection of caterers including:
ens the image and economy of Washington, DC, neighborhood by • Traditional ("Dixieland") jazz with features singers, percussionists, Mango Café, Good Times Catering,
neighborhood, by linking more than 185 DC cultural and neighborhood DC's always fun Federal Jazz Com- guitars, keyboards and a full horn the Boy Scouts, and the Cheverly
organizations with partners in tourism, hospitality, government, and busi- mission brings the best spirit of section to create a unity in diversity United Methodist Church.
ness. New Orleans to Cheverly.Currently that represents the essence of all Cheverly is located at the intersec-
“Duke Ellington’s DC”, Saturday April 28, 2007 at 4:00PM. $30 per working on their 11th record, the that speaks soul, enlightenment, tion of Route 50 and the Baltimore-
person; $15 age 12 and younger. Lasts three hours and combines walking Federal Jazz Commission plays ethnicity and funk. Washington Parkway just over the Dis-
with transport via bus. Reservations are required and can be made by classic jazz as it was performed by trict Line in Prince George's County.
contacting Zerve, the Washington Walks reservation service, at 800-979- small groups in the 1920's, particu- On the First Stage, at the entrance to The Town Park address is 6401 Forest
3370 or 212-209-3370. larly those of King Oliver, Jelly Cheverly's Town Park, we will feature Rd Cheverly, MD 20785. For direc-
Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong. at least 15 local and regional acts from tions and more information, go to
Its repertoire includes rags, stomps, rock to rap, storytellers, bluegrass, per- www.cheverlyday.org.
18 THE METRO HERALD
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2007
MAGIC OF JIM HENSON’S IMAGINATION LOUDOUN MASTER SINGERS OF VIRGINIA
CELEBRATED IN SMITHSONIAN CHORALE CONCERTS CELEBRATE
TRAVELING EXHIBITION CONCERT COPLAND, LOUDOUN
“Jim didn’t think in terms of bound- show, “Sam and Friends,” evolved into
he Loudoun Chorale con-
aries at all the way the rest of us do. increasingly more sophisticated char- tinues its long tradition of
There are always these fences we build acters—from the Muppets of “The performing high quality
around ourselves and our ideas. Jim Muppet Show,” “Sesame Street” and choral music with its spring con-
seemed to have no fences.” “Fraggle Rock” fame to the larger- cert “400 Years of America
than-life fantasy creatures of “The Singing”, set for April 21 and 22.
—Jon Stone, Sesame Street Dark Crystal” and “Labyrinth.” The program commemorates
producer and director “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World” is the 400th anniversary of the found-
organized by The Jim Henson Legacy ing of Jamestown and features the
ithout “fences” to limit and SITES, in cooperation with the works of preeminent American
where his imagination Henson Family; The Jim Henson Com- composers. Under the direction of
could roam, Jim Henson pany; The Muppets Studio, LLC; and William Propst, the Chorale will
(1936-1990)—artist, puppeteer, film Sesame Workshop. The exhibition is perform Howard Hansen’s “Song
director and producer—created elabo- made possible by The Biography of Democracy”—based on a Walt
rate imaginary worlds filled with Channel. Additional support has been Whitman text—“Simple Gifts” by
unique characters, objects, environ- provided by The Jane Henson Founda- 20th century composer Aaron Cop-
ments and even languages and cul- tion and Cheryl Henson. land, “Amazing Grace”, “At the
tures. His work is enjoyed in dozens of The Biography Channel is a 24- River” and many other spirituals,
languages in more than 100 countries. hour digital cable network dedicated to folk songs and songs of early
“Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” a new presenting compelling stories about the America.
exhibition from the Smithsonian Insti- world’s most interesting people. One Concert dates, times and loca- Master Singers of Virginia
tution Traveling Exhibition Service of the most sought after and fastest tions are April 21 at 7:30p.m. at
(SITES) and The Jim Henson Legacy, growing channels available today, The St. David’s Episcopal Church,
he Master Singers of Virginia, the Master Singers and a significant
offers a rare peek into the imagination Biography Channel presents vibrant 43600 Russell Branch Parkway, under the artistic direction of milestone for our community.
and creative genius of this multital- profiles of intriguing individuals, plus Ashburn and April 22 at 4p.m. at Dr. Erik Reid Jones, announce All concerts will be preceded by a
ented innovator and creator of Kermit exciting new original series, short fea- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 their Spring Concerts: A Celebration pre-concert lecture. Concerts will be
the Frog, Big Bird and other beloved tures and documentaries. For more in- West Market Street, Leesburg. of Aaron Copland. The Master Singers held on the following dates, and loca-
characters. formation, visit www.biography.com. Tickets will be sold at the door for
Established in 1993, The Jim Hen- are proud to present these perform- tions:
“Jim Henson’s Fantastic World” $10 general admission. Senior ances in honor of Loudoun County’s
will premiere at the Arkansas Art Cen- son Legacy was created by family and tickets are $8 and youth tickets are • Saturday, April 21, 2007, 8:00 pm
friends in response to the extraordinary 250th Anniversary.
ter in Little Rock Sept. 1. It will re- $5. There is no charge for children (lecture 7:15)—St. James Episco-
interest in the life and work of Jim Loudoun County and The Master
main on view through Nov. 25 and will 12 and under. pal Church, 14 Cornwall St., NW,
Henson. The organization is dedicated Singers of Virginia encourage you to
then continue on a 10-venue national The Loudoun Chorale, a com- Leesburg
to preserving and perpetuating Hen- commemorate this historic year by dis-
tour through 2010. munity-based organization • Saturday, April 28, 2007, 8:00 pm
son’s contributions to the worlds of covering the wide variety of artistic ex-
The exhibition features 100 original founded in 1991, is the largest (lecture 7:15)—St. Peter’s Episco-
puppetry, television, motion pictures, pression available in our community,
artworks, including drawings, cartoons vocal ensemble in Loudoun pal Church, 37018 Glendale St.,
special effects and media technology. and to experience the performing arts
and storyboards that illustrate Hen- County with more than 60 mixed- Purcellville
By making Henson’s creative body of through modern classical music.
son’s talent as a storyteller and vision- voice singers. The group sings both • Sunday, April 29, 2007, 7:00 pm
work available to the public through Aaron Copland was one of the finest
ary. Among the variety of exhibition traditional and contemporary (lecture 6:15)—St. Francis Episco-
presentations and exhibits, the Legacy American composers of the 20th cen-
objects are puppets and television and works and has performed at the pal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike,
will share the power of Henson’s art tury. The Master Singers of Virginia
movie props, photographs of Henson Washington National Cathedral, in Great Falls
and imagination and his positive view perform some of his greatest works, in-
and his collaborators at work and orig- several Loudoun communities and cluding his a capella masterpiece, “In Tickets are now available for the
of life with generations to come.
inal video productions, including ex- at the Waterford Fair. the Beginning,” set to the text of the Spring Concerts at $15 for adults and
SITES has been sharing the wealth
cerpts from Henson’s early career and For more information, call 703- first verses of the Book of Genesis. $12 for students/seniors (65+). For a
of Smithsonian collections and re-
experimental films. search programs with millions of peo- 722-3985 or visit www.loudoun- Many of Copland’s other great works, complete concert schedule and to order
“It’s such a treat to get to know Jim ple outside Washington, D.C., for more chorale.org. as well as an inspirational set of Ameri- tickets on-line, visit www.msva.org or
Henson through his doodles and draw- than 50 years. SITES connects Ameri- can folk songs and spirituals, will cele- call 703-655-7809 for more informa-
ings, his puppets and his fantastic per- cans to their shared cultural heritage brate the end of a successful season for tion.
formances,” said Karen Falk, curator through a wide range of exhibitions
of the exhibition and archivist at the about art, science and history, which
The Jim Henson Company. “I’m de- are shown wherever people live, work Visit us on the web at
lighted to be able to share this inspiring and play. For more information, in- www.metroherald.com
and entertaining experience with peo- cluding exhibition descriptions and
ple all over the country. Seeing his tour schedules, visit www.sites.si.edu.
original work firsthand opens a win-
dow into his visual thinking and pro-
vides both an appreciation of Jim as an 7TH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE YELLOW
artist and a reason to laugh out loud.”
From the very beginning, Henson BARN HIGH SCHOOL EXHIBITION
expressed his ideas with incredible
bursts of invention, through a variety he Sixth Annual High School Art Exhibition, will be held on May 19
of visual forms, clever dialogue, songs, & 20, 2007, at the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery, 7300 MacArthur
comic bits and animation. All of his Blvd, located in Glen Echo Park.
work reveals a highly sophisticated The exhibition is open to the public, from 12 to 5 PM. The awards cere-
and nuanced thought process, evident mony will take place at 7 PM on Sunday, May 20. The annual competition
in the decades-long metamorphosis of is sponsored by the Friends of The Yellow Barn, a non-profit organization
a small group of captivating characters dedicated to supporting the visual arts, is open to all high school Juniors and
from simple doodles to cartoons to Seniors from Montgomery County, MD, and has been generously underwrit-
ten by GEICO.
puppets to films. What began as a one-
Student work will be judged by Jackie Jouvenal, a well-known artist and
man enterprise eventually grew into an
Yellow Barn teacher. The Yellow Barn will award cash prizes of Two $500
international phenomenon. As time
awards, a $250, $150 and $100 to the top five winners. An additional 35
passed, the simple hand puppets Hen-
artists will receive $35 gift certificates for art supplies. “This competition
son created for his first television
brings out the best student work in the county,” says Yellow Barn founder and
artist-in-residence Walt Bartman, “We’re proud to recognize these young
artists. This is one of the most important student art events in Montgomery
“It is our youth who hold the greatest hope for the future,” says Bartman,
“and this annual show has proven to be a catalyst for many a career.” The
Yellow Barn Studio is a center for artists of all ages, and has long been com-
mitted to nurturing and recognizing student artists in Montgomery County.
Friends of the Yellow Barn is a non-profit organization supporting com-
munity outreach, student scholarships, studio renovation and artists’ gallery.
In cooperation with The Glen Echo Partnership for Arts & Culture, Inc, The
National Park Service and Montgomery County.
THE METRO HERALD 19
SPORTS & RECREATION
April 20, 2007
MICHAEL JORDAN’S DIVORCE WALKATHON SWAZI AMBASSADOR VISITS
MOST COSTLY EVER BENEFITS U.S. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
making the Jordan divorce the most PROGRAM FOR
is Excellency Ephraim M.
expensive in entertainment history,” Hlophe, the Ambassador of
Forbes said. ALEXANDRIA the Kingdom of Swaziland to
Neil Diamond, whose 1995 divorce STUDENTS the United States, visited the United
from Marcia Murphey cost him an esti- States Sports Academy near Mobile,
mated $150 million, holds second place.
Walk in the Park . . . Alabama, on March 29 to meet with
Steven Spielberg comes in third for Strides Toward Success” educational leaders and to learn about
paying his ex-wife Amy Irving an esti- Walkathon on April 21 cutting-edge pedagogical practices.
mated $100 million, which was then will benefit Project Discovery, a The United States Sports Academy
half his fortune, when they divorced in college access program for low-in- is an independent, non-profit, accred-
1989. The Oscar-winning director is come and/or first-generation col- ited, special mission sports university
now worth $3 billion. lege-bound students who attend created to serve the nation and the
Also making the list are estimated T.C. Williams High School and world with programs in instruction, re-
settlements between Harrison Ford and Minnie Howard School. The City of
Melissa Mathison ($85 million); Kevin search and service. The role of the
Alexandria’s Department of Human Academy is to prepare men and
Michael Jordan Costner and Cindy Silva ($80 million); Services will the host the 11th an-
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, women for careers in the profession of
nual event at Fort Ward Park, 4301 sports.
whose divorce could cost him more West Braddock Road, Alexandria,
Ambassador Hlophe met with the
ivorce has its price—and no than $60 million; James Cameron and with registration beginning at 8a.m.
celeb, it appears, knows that Linda Hamilton ($50 million); Michael Academy’s president, Dr. Thomas P.
followed by the walk at 9a.m. Par-
better than Michael Jordan. The and Diandra Douglas ($45 million and Rosandich, and with its board of direc- T. J. Rosandich, Vice President and Chief
ticipants may register and pay in ad-
basketball superstar’s split last Decem- two homes); Lionel and Diane Richie tors, as well as with other administra- Academic Officer of the United States
vance at www.alexandriava.gov.
ber from his wife of 17 years, Juanita, is ($20 million); and Mick Jagger and The course covers approximately tors and faculty members. Sports Academy, with Ambassador
No. 1 on Forbes.com’s list of “The 10 Jerry Hall ($15 to $25 million). two miles. “The Academy has an international Ephraim M. Hlophe of the Kingdom of
Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces.” Forbes said they researched divorces Suggested donations are $15 for reputation for computer-assisted dis- Swaziland.
Juanita Jordan could possibly “get of the last 25 years in compiling the list, adult walkers, $50 for teams of four tance-learning programs,” said Ambas-
more than $150 million in a settlement, which was posted on its Web site. sador Hlophe. “I was particularly in- cipline.”
adult walkers, $5 for students, and
terested in exploring how this “His Majesty,” added Ambassador
$20 for teams of five student walk-
21st-century technology could be ap- Hlophe, “believes firmly in the Latin
TITANS HOST BASKETBALL CAMP ers. Each participant will receive a
plied to meet the educational needs of adage, Mens sana in corpore sano (a
free T-shirt and have a chance to
FOR BOYS AND GIRLS win prizes, including gift certifi- Swazi citizens in light of His Majesty sound mind in a sound body). Im-
cates to Pacers running stores; King Mswati III’s mandate to modern- proving the health and fitness of
.C. Williams Basketball Camp the camp is open to players of all abili- Swaziland’s youngsters will improve
meals at local restaurants such as ize our country’s educational institu-
will offer boys and girls ages 7 ties, from first-time to experienced. their overall well-being, including
Hotel Tabard Inn, RT’s Restaurant, tions.”
through 15, who have com- Campers will be grouped by ability into their readiness to learn in the class-
Copeland’s of New Orleans and the Ambassador Hlophe also conferred
pleted grades one through nine, an op- positions where individual fundamen- room and pursue greater educational
International House of Pancakes; with Academy leaders about the possi-
portunity to learn fundamental skills tals of point guard, post and perimeter opportunities.”
accommodations at the JW Mar- bility of collaborating with the Swazi
through intensive individual instruction play will be taught. All players will be Ambassador Hlophe will present
riott Hotel in Washington, D.C.; government and private institutions on
combined with fun and creative drills. grouped by age for three-on-three play his findings from his trip to the United
and dinner aboard a Dandy cruise. promoting sports activities in Swazi-
Sessions will take place daily from and full-court, five-on-five play. States Sports Academy to His Majesty
Project Discovery annually as- land. “Sport development in the
8a.m. to 3p.m. June 12 through 15 and Each camper should bring a book to and other government officials when
sists 150 students from T. C. Kingdom of Swaziland is important,”
daily from 9a.m. to 2p.m. June 18 read during a 45-minute daily reading he makes a previously-scheduled visit
Williams High School and Minnie the Ambassador said, “because nearly
through 22 and June 25 through 29 at time. Campers may bring their own to Swaziland later this month.
Howard School and provides them half of our population is under the age
George Washington Middle School, lunches or purchase items such as For more information about the
with information on college admis- of 15. To address issues typical of a
1005 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers and chips Kingdom of Swaziland and its Em-
sionsand financial aid, workshops young population, His Majesty’s gov-
Each session costs $125, and some need- at the concession stand. on topics such as life skills and ca- bassy in the United States, visit
ernment sees sports as a means for
based, half-price scholarships are avail- For more information, contact the reer planning and ongoing support www.swazilandembassyus.com.
fruitful engagement, training, and dis-
able on an individual basis, generally camp directors, T.C. Williams Boys and encouragement. Ninety-four
with a recommendation from a school Varsity Basketball Coach Ivan percent of last year’s graduating
social worker or teacher. Participation in Thomas, 703-824-4830 or seniors in the program continued 2007 WASHINGTON WIZARDS
all three sessions is $300. Payment for firstname.lastname@example.org ; or their education at two- or four-year SLAM-JAM POETRY CONTEST WINNERS
each session is due no later than May 25. T.C. Williams Girls Varsity Basketball colleges or technical schools.
The cost for late registrations and walk- Coach George Porcha, 703-824-6861 For more information on the
ins is $150 per session. Each camp also or email@example.com. walkathon, call Lesa Gilbert at
will offer before- and after- care for an Download the camp brochure and 703-838-0915, e-mail lesa.
additional $25 per session. registration form at www. firstname.lastname@example.org or
Operated by T.C. Williams coaches, tcwilliamsathletics.org/files/ visit www. alexandriava.gov.
varsity players and the Boosters Club, tcbasketballcamp2007-1.pdf .
TIME FOR TITAN EXPO!
.C.Williams High School is to the Book Fair at the Titan Expo? ies, cookies, cupcakes, scones, etc.,
holding its 20th annual Titan You can bring your donations to the and drop them off at the Expo on Sun-
Expo on Sunday, April 29, T.C. Williams Main Office, SCA Of- day. Volunteers to work a shift at the
rain or shine, at Chinquapin Park on fice, Chinquapin Lobby, 3200 Colvin bake sale are also needed. E-mail Jim
King Street from noon until 5p.m. Street (call 703-838-4747), or call Neurohr at jneurohr5581@comcast.
Titan Expo is a student-sponsored Katharine Smeallie at 703-683-1699. net to volunteer or with any questions.
multi-cultural celebration and festival. Contributions to the bake sale at the For more information about Titan
Proceeds fund two-year “Larry Trice” Titan Expo would be greatly appreci- Expo, contact Larry Trice at 703-824-
scholarships which help students con- ated. Please individually wrap brown- 6868 or email@example.com.
tinue their education in applied occu-
pational and technological fields.
Scholarships are awarded based on ANNUAL CHEERLEADING COMPETITION Etan & Nichole Thomas with last year’s winners Patrick Matam and Diante Ingram
merit and financial need. (photo by Mitchell Layton/NBAE/Getty Images)
Art on the Green will be returning
AND OUTREACH RESOURCE FAIR
and will feature artists and crafters, in-
ity of Alexandria’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Ac- ongratulations if you are one copy of Etan Thomas’ book More
cluding student artists. All art is hand- tivities will hold its Annual Cheerleading Competition and Commu- of the ten winners for the Than an Athlete.
made and over 50 artists will be show- nity Outreach Resource Fair at T. C. Williams High School, 3330 2007 Wizards Slam Jam Po- All ten winners will attend the Po-
casing their work. Enjoy the music of King St. on Saturday, April 21, from 10:00AM–2:00PM. The Community etry Contest. We selected winning etry Slam after the Wizards game on
local bands on stage from noon to Outreach Fair will start at 10:00AM and the Cheerleading Competition will poems from over 250 excellent Sunday to perform their winning
5p.m. Gather under the tent for good begin at 11:00AM. poems. poem.
old-fashioned Bingo—prizes awarded Young participants, ages 5 to 16 years old, of cheerleading squads from the The top three winners will receive The top three winners are Basia
at every game. In addition to games City’s community recreation centers will compete in the annual event. The Com- 2 lower level tickets to Sunday’s Wiz- Davis; Angelic Hayward; and
for young and old, the Car Bash is munity Outreach Fair will provide City residents with the opportunity to ask ques- ards vs. Chicago Bulls game at 1pm Sharonda Adams. The other seven
back! There will be ethnic food, a used tions and learn about programs and services available for youth and families. and 2 round trip tickets on Southwest winners are Neelma Qureshi; Macy
book sale, great raffle prizes, delicious For more information on the Annual Cheerleading Competition and Com- Airlines. The following seven win- Smith; Patrick Matam; Julia Blitz;
baked goodies, and more! munity Outreach Resource Fair, call the Department of Recreation, Parks and ners will receive 2 upper level tickets Kendrick Holley; Von Bellows; and
Interested in donating used books, Cultural Activities’ Recreation Services Division at 703-838-4345. to the Wizards game and a signed Sheeva Norooz.
CDs, DVDs, or audio and video tapes
20 THE METRO HERALD
BUSINESS NEWS/BIDS & PROPOSALS
April 20, 2007
VIRGINIA HONORED BY DOD FOR NEW FINDINGS: ACCESS TO CAPITAL
SUPPORT OF EMPLOYEES SERVING IN AND GRANTS IMPROVE FOR WOMEN
THE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE
esearch organizations that
study women are finding that
which provides scholarships to-
more and more women are uti-
ward the cost of room, board and
lizing capital and grants to fund their
books, to children and spouses of
military members killed, missing in
Most women business owners rely
action, taken prisoner, or 90 percent
on the earnings of their business and
disabled as the result of military
their own private resources for ongo-
service in an armed conflict; and
ing financial needs. However, access to
• as an employer, the Commonwealth
capital and grants for women has
provides direct benefits to employ-
changed, and many are viewing this as
ees who are members of the Na-
tional Guard and reserve including
In 1998, 65% of women business
15 days of paid military leave pay
owners reinvested business earnings to
per year; and opportunities to con-
foster business growth, 41% used per-
tinue health care benefits while de-
sonal credit cards and 36% used busi-
ployed just as if they remained on
ness credit cards. At that time, it was
estimated that less than 5% used grants
Tim Kaine (D) Secretary of Public Safety John for their business needs.
Governor of Virginia Marshall will accept the award for the However, in 2007, its estimated GrantsForWomen.org is an on- Dante Lee, CEO of the company,
Commonwealth during a dinner held at that nearly 22% of women are using line initiative to do just that. The site says, “Women are a minority, and mi-
Vista Point Center, Naval Station Nor- grants to fund their operations. offers an exclusive e-book directory of
overnor Timothy M. Kaine re- norities are always underserved and
cently announced that the folk. The dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. 22% is a great improvement, but grants and funds for women and girls.
uninformed. Women must be made
Commonwealth of Virginia The Virginia Employer Support of not nearly what it should be - given the The book, published by Diversity City
Guard and Reserve Committee pro- amount of opportunities available. Media, also features tips on how to aware of these grants, so that they can
will receive the “Pro Patria” award, for quickly take advantage of the millions
vides education, consultation, and if One agency reports that, in 2000, apply for grants, as well as home busi-
extraordinary support of employees
necessary, mediation for employers of just 5% of the $89.8 billion in venture ness ideas for women. of dollars out there for them.”
who serve in the National Guard and
reserve. The award will be presented Guard and reserve employees. More capital investments went to firms with
information about ESGR Employer women CEOs. Subscribe to The Metro Herald!
tonight by The Virginia Committee for
Employer Support of the Guard and Outreach Programs and volunteer op- So progress is definitely being
Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the De- portunities is available at made, but more women are being en-
www.esgr.mil, or by calling Maj. Tim- couraged to seek out and apply for
partment of Defense.
othy Crider, 434-298-6181. grants that are available to them.
IFB NO. B27-205
“The important role Guardsmen
and reservists play in safeguarding our SENECA LANDING STREAMBANK
nation is without question,” said Gov- PROTECTION AND HOYLES MILL
ernor Kaine. “These brave men and RFP NO. P27-204 ROAD CULVERT REPLACEMENT AND
women continue to perform an increas-
ing number of important missions DESIGN OF DREDGING AND STREAM RESTORATION
within America’s borders and beyond, STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENTS The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Com-
and the Commonwealth of Virginia
will continue its commitment to sup-
FOR LAKE NEEDWOOD mission (M-NPPC) (Montgomery) hereby invites sealed Bids from
port our employees who serve in the ROCK CREEK REGIONAL PARK interested parties for performing all work in conjunction with IFB
National Guard and reserve.”
DERWOOD, MARYLAND No. B27-205, for streambank protection at Seneca Landing and
Virginia’s policies and programs to culvert replacement and stream restoration at Hoyles Mill Road.
support its citizens and employees who The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Work includes installation of imbricated riprap revetments along left
serve in the National Guard and re- Commission (M-NCPPC) (Montgomery County) hereby bank of Seneca Creek and replacement of existing Hoyles Mill Road
serve, include invites sealed proposals from interested parties for performing all culvert with pre-cast concrete arch bridge and associated stream
• the Virginia Citizen-Soldier Sup- work in conjunction with RFP No. P27-204, to provide restoration practices. Associated work includes installation of in-
port Council which identifies issues engineering services for the dredging of the existing forebay and stream revetments, site grading, landscaping, asphalt pavement
that significantly impact the lives of upper portion of main lake along with structural improvements at installation and miscellaneous improvements.
Guard and reserve families during Lake Needwood. Copies of the bid documents are furnished by the Park Devel-
deployment, and collaborates with Copies of the proposal documents are furnished by the Park opment Division of the Montgomery County Department of
various support agencies to provide Development Division of the Montgomery County Depart- Parks from its offices at 9500 Brunett Avenue, Room B107,
key services to assist the soldiers ment of Parks from its offices at 9500 Brunett Avenue, Room Silver Spring, Maryland, after 12:00 noon on Monday, April
and their families;
• the Five Star Statement of Support
B107, Silver Spring, Maryland 20901, beginning after noon on 16, 2007. The cost per bid document is $50.00 (payable to M-
signed by Governor Kaine; Monday, April 16, 2007. The cost per proposal document is NCPPC) and non-refundable. Payments must be made with check
• the Virginia Military Survivors and $20.00 (payable to M-NCPPC) and non-refundable. Payments or money order only. Cash, credit and debit cards are not accepted.
Dependents Education Program must be made with check or money order only. Cash, credit and Bid Documents may be sent by express delivery service. Call 301-
(MSDEP), which waives the cost of debit cards are not accepted. Proposal Documents may be sent by 495-2535 for instructions.
tuition and fees at any state-sup- express delivery service. Call 301-495-2535 for instructions. A pre-bid information meeting is being held Monday, April
ported college or university in Vir- A pre-proposal information meeting is being held on Friday, 30, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Parkside Headquarters, 9500 Brunett
ginia, and the Military Survivors April 27, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., at the Needwood Mansion, 6700 Ave., Silver Spring, MD.
and Dependents Education Fund, Needwood Road, Rockville, Maryland 20855. Sealed bids must be received by the Commission’s Pur-
Sealed proposals must be received by the Commission’s chasing Office, c/o Linda Rodecap, M-NCPPC, 9500 Brunett
Purchasing Office, c/o Linda Rodecap, M-NCPPC, 9500 Avenue, Room B107, Silver Spring, Maryland 20901, not later
BLACK FACT Brunett Avenue, Room B107, Silver Spring, Maryland 20901, than Monday, May 14, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. The Commission
not later than Friday, May 11, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. The Commission reserves the right to reject any and all bids received, and to waive
On April 20, 1871, the reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received, and to irregularities.
Third Enforcement waive irregularities.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PARK AND PLAN-
Act defined Klan THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS STRONGLY NING STRONGLY ENCOURAGES THE
conspiracy as a ENCOURAGES THE PARTICIPATION OF PARTICIPATION OF MINORITY, FEMALE,
rebellion against the MINORITY, FEMALE, AND DISABLED AND DISABLED OWNED BUSINESSES IN
United States and OWNED BUSINESSES IN THE SOLICITA- THE SOLICITATION PROCESS, AND
TION PROCESS, AND INVITES THEM TO INVITES THEM TO EXPLORE POSSIBLE
empowered the EXPLORE POSSIBLE CONTRACTING AND CONTRACTING AND SUBCONTRACTING
president to suspend SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES. OPPORTUNITIES.
the writ of habeas Questions and concerns regarding this solicitation should be Questions and concerns regarding this solicitation should be
corpus and declare directed to Linda Rodecap, Contracts Specialist, at 301-650-2862. directed to Linda Rodecap, Contracts Specialist, at 301-650-2862.
martial law in CALL OUR HOTLINE: 301-495-2542 CALL OUR HOTLINE: 301-495-2542
rebellious areas. OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE: http://www.mc-mncppc.org.htm. OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE: http://www.mc-mncppc.org.htm
THE METRO HERALD 21
CLASSIFIED ADS/BIDS & PROPOSALS
April 20, 2007
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LOTS AND ACREAGE
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GRANTS—2007! Personal bills,
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School, Business/Housing. Approxi-
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825-7360. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. mately $49 billion unclaimed 2006! Each bid must be submitted to the Purchasing Office at the above
welcome O/Os, students and company.
Almost Everyone Qualifies! Live Opera-
Auction—Turn Your Assets into
tors Listings 1-800-274-5086 Ext. 230.
PGT Trucking 866-758-3528. address. Bids must be received before 10:00 am, Wednesday, April
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Sunbelt Rentals, Receive top dollar, Myers, CPPB at (301) 454-1604, TTY (301) 454-1493. All bids and
On For Experienced OTR. Dedicated &
Auction May 11th, Richmond, Virginia. associated documents will become the property of the M-NCPPC and
HELP WANTED Regional Available Also. Owner Opera-
Brochure & Discount Deadline April tors, Teams & CDL grads welcome. USA
19th. Motley’s Auction & Realty Group, GENERAL will be considered public information.
804-232-3300, VAAL #16. www. Part-time, home-based Internet busi- The Commission is an E.O.E. with special procurement rules for
Motleys.com. ness. Earn $500-$1000/month or more. WANT HOME MOST WEEKENDS
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diate opening for an entry level position Professional Females & Males Seek
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Condo For Sale. Absent Owner Prop-
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erty Management. Residential Rental
Hondas, Chevys, more! For Listings call newspapers and clients. Candidate
Services. (301) 330-1741.
1-800-425-1834 ext. 2846. needs office and computer skills with the
ability to handle detail work accurately.
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age. For consideration, please send LAND FOR SALE
AUTOMOTIVE DONATIONS resume and salary requirements to
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IFP NO.: B27-202
FY2007 TENNIS COURT RENOVATIONS
IN NON-LOCAL PARKS
The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning
Commission (M-NCPPC) (Montgomery County) hereby
invites sealed bids from interested parties for performing all work
in conjunction with IFB No. B27-202 for the Tennis Court
Renovations in Non-Local Parks. The project is located at Olney
Manor Recreational Park (Court Battery E). Work includes
demolition of existing court facilities, asphalt paving, chain link
fence installation, color coating and site amenities.
Copies of the IFB documents are furnished by the Park
Development Division of the Montgomery County
Department of Parks from its office at 9500 Brunett Avenue,
Room B107, Silver Spring, Maryland, after 8:30AM on
Monday, April 16, 2007. The cost per IFB document (non-
refundable, no cash, please) is $20.00 (payable to M-NCPPC).
Cash, Credit and Debit cards are not accepted. Checks and Money
Orders only. IFB Documents may be sent by express delivery
service. Call (301) 495-2535 for instructions on obtaining copies.
A pre-bid information meeting is being held Wednesday May 2,
2007 at 11:00am, at Parkside Headquarters, 9500 Brunett
Avenue, Room B107, Silver Spring, Maryland. It is recommended
that any party who plans to submit a bid attend this meeting.
Sealed bids must be received by the Commission’s
Purchasing Office, c/o Laurel Hollingsworth, M-NCPPC, 9500
Brunett Avenue, Room B107, Silver Spring, Maryland 20901,
no later than 11:30AM, Wednesday, May 16, 2007. The
Commission reserves the right to reject any and all proposals
received, and to waive irregularities.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PARK AND
PLANNING STRONGLY ENCOURAGES
THE PARTICIPATION OF MINORITY,
FEMALE, AND DISABLED OWNED BUSI-
NESSES IN THE SOLICITATION PROCESS,
AND INVITES THEM TO EXPLORE POS-
SIBLE CONTRACTING AND SUBCON-
Questions and concerns regarding this solicitation should be
directed to Laurel Hollingsworth, Contract Specialist, at 301-650-
CALL OUR HOTLINE: 301-495-2542
OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE: http://www.mncppc.org
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