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VOLUME XVI, NUMBER 16                Imaging the Politics, Culture, and Events of Our Times                                                                                    April 20, 2007




                        In Memoriam
                   Emily Hilscher                                                                            Leslie Sherman
          Student Counselor Ryan Clark                                                                        Erin Peterson
              Professor Kevin Granata                                                                       Jeremy Herbstritt
             Professor GV Loganathan                                                                            Julia Pryde
              Professor Liviu Librescu                                                                        Michael Pohle
              Instructor Jamie Bishop                                                                     Partahi Lumbantoruan
        Instructor Jocelyne Couture-Nowak                                                                    Lauren McCain
                   Minal Panchal                                                                               Brian Bluhm
                Daniel Perez Cueva                                                                            Austin Cloyd
                   Reema Samaha                                                                                Rachael Hill
                 Matthew La Porte
                     Jarrett Lane
                  Ross Alameddine
                Caitlin Hammaren
                    John P Latini
                 Mary Karen Read
                 Juan Ramon Ortiz
                   Daniel O’Neil
                   Maxine Turner
                      Henry Lee

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 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

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                                      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

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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

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         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).

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   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
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                                                                                                     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

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         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.

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                                                                                                                                               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-
                                                                                                FORT WARD
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
                                                                                             FREDERICKSBURG

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                                                                                                                                                  eadlined as “Great Trees,         mental, and evergreen trees. Shade and

                                                                                            J
    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-
                                                                                                                                                  Alexandria,” Alexandria’s
                                                                                                   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-

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        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

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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-                                                    passageproject@gmail.com
region to discontinue the use of paper        ticulate filter system.

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                                                                                   AFRICA UPDATE
                                                                                                   April 20, 2007


                U.S. AFRICA DIALOGUEON CONNECTING AFRICA                                                                                       LIVING IN MUGABE’S ZIMBABWE

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                                               In March 2003, President Bush in-        nize Mr. Butare, who is here today. Mr.

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         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-

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                                           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

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         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.

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                   April 20, 2007




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                                                                              CAPITAL COMMENTS
                                                                                                   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.

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           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

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                                               (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,
                                              (90 days)
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


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  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
                                                                                           LARGEST VIRGINIA
                                                                                          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

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                                                                                                  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

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            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

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                   April 20, 2007




THE METRO HERALD                    9
                                                                                        EDUCATION
                                                                                                April 20, 2007


             DIVERSITY CONGRESSIONAL                                                        TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY CROWNED NATIONAL
              SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS                                                      CHAMPION AT 18TH ANNUAL HBCU ACADEMIC CHALLENGE
                  FOR SPRING 2007
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                                                                                              ough, steady and ready were


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         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

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            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
                                                                                     final series.
 children to be embraced and nur-          grams across the country, including           The Tennessee State team included:
                                                                                                                                                    GPA: 3.969
 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.


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                                                                                              EDUCATION
                                                                                                      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


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            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-

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                                               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

  A
           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.


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                                                                                                                                                                                  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”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ginia Tech.

                                                                                                                                        In the 1990s, she lived in Truro,
                        SHOOTINGS:                                                                                                  Nova Scotia, and was instrumental in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        RACHAEL HILL
                                                                                                                                    creating the town’s first French-speak-
                        THE VICTIMS                                                                                                 ing school.




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                                 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lumbantoruan
                                 Seung-hui. Below are the
                                                                                                                                                                                  M                                            C                                                                                      E
                                                                                                 Liviu Librescu
                                                                                                                                                                                            atthew La Porte, 20, from Du-               aitlin Hammaren, 19, from                                                            rin Peterson, 18, was a fresh-


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                                                                                                                                                                                            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
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                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         JEREMY HERBSTRITT
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                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                               Minal Panchal
                                                                                                                                                                                       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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         LAUREN MCCAIN
                                                                                                                                    sionate about it because her father is him-
                                                                                                                                    self an architect.
                                                                                                CHRISTOPHER                                                                                                                                                                       MAXINE TURNER                                 Jeremy Herbstritt


                                                                                                JAMES BISHOP
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            eremy Herbstritt, 27, was from
                                                                                                                                        DANIEL PEREZ CUEVA                                  Jarrett Lane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He was
          Emily Hilscher                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a graduate student in civil engi-                                                             Nicole White


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                                                                                                                                                                                         arrett Lane, from Narrows, Vir-                                                                                              neering.


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                                                      Kevin Granata                                                                                                                      ginia, was a senior (final year) in                                                                                                                                                                                            icole White, 20, an Interna-

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        mily Hilscher, 19, from
                                                                                                                                                                                         civil engineering and a valedicto-              Mary Karen Read                                                                                                                                                                tional Studies major from Hap-
        Woodville, Virginia, was study-

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                                                    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.


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and was known in her hometown as an                                                                                                                                                   There he played the trombone, com-                  ary Karen Read, 19, from
                                                    Mechanics department, carried

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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.
                                                                                                                                                                                  and basketball.
                                                                                                                                                                                      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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tional studies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MARY READ
was Cho’s girlfriend, but police have           He was regarded as one of the top

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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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BRIAN BLUHM
                                                                                       J
                                                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

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                                            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
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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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Read
                                                      PROFESSOR                           On his own website, Jamie said he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               study.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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,

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                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ross Alameddine

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                                                                                                                                              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.


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                                                                                                                                            eema Samaha, 18, from Centre-         lish major. He was shot during a French
                                                                                              COUTURE-NOWAK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     V
                                                      GV Loganathan                                                                         ville, Virginia, was a freshman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      irginia Tech
          Ryan Clark                                                                                                                                                              class.                                                 Juan Ramon Ortiz                                                                                                                                                                        University
                                                                                                                                    dancer.
                                                                                                                                            (first year) and a talented               Friends described him as “an intelli-                                                       LESLIE SHERMAN                                Michael Pohle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 has created

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                                                   rofessor GV Loganathan, 51,                                                                                                    gent, funny, easy-going guy” in a me-

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      tudent Counselor Ryan Clark, 22,

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                                                   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

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      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.”

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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,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      memorial/.
“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,
                                                                                                                                    also studied.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  eslie Sherman was a sophomore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in history and international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  studies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      www.vt.edu/
                                                                                       of the horticulture department at Vir-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ball in high school.
                                                                                       ginia Tech.
                                                                                          She was the mother of two girls.



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                                                                             HEALTH & WELLNESS
                                                                                                    April 20, 2007


              WILL LARRY KING BE NEXT?                                                                            15 MINUTES A DAY FOR A LEANER BODY

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                                                                                                  nyone who’s ever struggled          making some simple substitutions in

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      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!
                                                                                         lose weight and get lean.” Forget the        Now, with Get Lean in 15, readers can
 show hosted by a guy with                    patients that will need their services.    fads—Brenkus, the fitness guru behind                                                        He co-designed the PERFECT
 Alzheimer’s—Is it day or night?”             So, God forbid, Larry King is ever                                                      benefit from the coaching of a personal
                                                                                         the 8 MINUTE ABS video phenome-              trainer and start taking those 15 steps to   PORTIONS DIET DISH, a patented
     Moffet, in an attempt to get talks       stricken with Alzheimer’s. But if he       non and supermodel Kathy Ireland’s                                                        weight loss program based on portion
 show hosts to take Alzheimer’s dis-          should befall him he might just find                                                    a healthier, leaner body.
                                                                                         “Bodyspecifics” and “Reach” workout              Hardback: 278 pages; publisher:          control which was approved by former
 ease seriously, made the following           himself on a waiting list at that nurs-    videos, relied on his years of experi-                                                    Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop’s
 statement:                                   ing home in Livingston.                                                                 Fit15, LLC; available at: www.
                                                                                         ence in the fitness industry to identify     fit15.com.                                   SHAPE UP AMERICA organization.
     “My wife and I always watched                I’m still a Larry King fan, I just     the 15 key issues that lead to long-term                                                  Jaime also designed supermodel
 Larry King Live until she was                think he should be a little more sensi-    weight loss and a healthier body. Get             ABOUT THE AUTHOR                        KATHY IRELAND’S videos—
 stricken with Alzheimer’s disease at         tive about Alzheimer’s for the sake of     Lean in 15 outlines those key issues             Known as the “8 MINUTE ABS               “Bodyspecifics and Reach”. Bodys-
 age 53. As she faded away from me            all of us that are dealing with this       and also takes a no-nonsense approach        GUY,” Jaime designed and was fea-            pecifics was named Health and Fitness
 she no longer could comprehend Mr.           dreadful disease.”—Pat Moffett             to the obstacles people face everyday        tured in the commercial for the famous       video of the year by the VSDA.
                                                                                         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
           ALZHEIMER’S LATEST VICTIMS:                                                   tic,” says Brenkus. “To lose weight
                                                                                                                                      which have sold over 1 MILLION
                                                                                                                                      units. In 2006, Jaime was awarded a          American College of Sports Medicine
           BABY BOOMERS & GEN-XERS                                                       and build healthy, lean muscle you do        partner in the 50th Anniversary of the       (ACSM).
                                                                                         have to exercise and eat right—anyone
                                              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

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                                                                                                                                                 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

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      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.”


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                                                                         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

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                                                                                                 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

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         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-
                                            ingful experiences.
                                                                                       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
opment.                                     GAME@cyitc.org.
    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



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                                                                                COMMUNITY NEWS
                                                                                                  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-

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        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.

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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-
                                                                                                                                                                                        CAMPAIGN
@gmail.com.                                 organizations and local government to                                                  Player 9 or Windows Media Player 10

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                                            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-

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       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
                                                                                       restoncommunitycenter.com. The

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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
                                                                                                                                                                                     WASHINGTON, DC
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                                                                                                   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.”
                                                                                                                                                                                 ADOPTION WORKSHOP
       FAIRFAX COUNTY                         utive Thursdays, April 26 to May         videos at home via the library website          The North Clinton cleanup was


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                                              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
“
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            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
                                                   CENTER OFFERS
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

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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

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                                                                                                                                   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


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       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.

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                                                                        ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
                                                                                                   April 20, 2007


                   CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED BODIES EXHIBITION                                                                     AFRICAN CONTINUUM THEATRE COMPANY
                                                                                                                               CLOSES ITS SEASON WITH THE WORLD
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        ODIES, The          Exhibition,
        opened its doors Saturday,
        April 14th at the Dome in
                                                                                                                                    PREMIERE OF THE ORACLE
Rosslyn (former Newseum site), and

                                                                                                                              A
                                                                                                                                        frican Contin-
provided visitors with an up-close look                                                                                                 uum     Theatre
inside systems of our anatomy utiliz-
                                                                                                                                        Company con-
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
info@ticketsfirgroups.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


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                                                                                               he Crystal City Business           “The Oracle is a metaphorical           Theatre, Ms. Nelson directed A Raisin


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        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-
                                                                                       www.crystalcitybid.com.
                                                                                                                              a featured artist in both the New York      continuumtheatre.com

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                                                                        ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
                                                                                                   April 20, 2007


       LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL AT THE                                                                    DODGERS CELEBRATE JACKIE ROBINSON DAY
        BIG EASY BALL AT STRATHMORE
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                                                                                                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-

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       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

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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-


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              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.

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                                                                        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

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                                                                                                 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


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             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,

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                                                                                                                                        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

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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
                                              County.”
                                                  “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.



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                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                      H
                                                                                                                                                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.
                                                                                             “
                                                                                                A
                                                                                                         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

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        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

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        .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       ivan.thomas@acps.k12.va.us ; 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 george.porcha@acps.k12.va.us.               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.        gilbert@alexandriava.gov           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!

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        .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 ltrice@acps.k12.va.us.
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-

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                                                         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

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                                               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
                                                                                     R
                                                                                              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
                                                                                     business operations.
                                             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-
                                                                                     an option.
                                             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
                                             the job.
                                                                                     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

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         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



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                                                                                                      April 20, 2007

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VA. April 28th, 10 am—Hilton Garden                                                                                                       downtown Lexington. Underground               ing 1-877-777-4837.
                                            961-6147 (24/7).                                                                              utilities, perc tested, ready to build on.
Inn. Info. Center @ 3656 Carolina                                                         DRIVER CDL TRAINING—CLASS “A”
Road, Suffolk. Open House 2 to 4: April                                                   or CLASS “B.” Local or O-T-R Job                Owner 866-363-2697.                           ABOVE      THE     CLOUDS—18-acre
14 & 21. Visit www.abcole.com. (757)                                                      Placement Assistance. Guaranteed                                                              mountaintop retreat perfect for your
                                                                                          Financing Available. $38–45K 1st Year.          West Virginia Mountaintop Estates
539-9866. AB Cole & Assoc. Auctioneer             EMPLOYMENT LISTING                                                                      6 acres, $49,990. 20 mile views. Also         dream home. Located in a secluded
(VAAF 461).                                                                               CDS Tractor Trailer Training 1-800-646-                                                       spot on Bank Mountain, Amherst
                                            EARN UP TO $550 WEEKLY Helping                2374.                                           have 22 acres, $99,990. 1200’ on native
                                                                                                                                          trout stream with natural spring. Power,      County. $139,900. 434-444-5088.
REAL ESTATE AUCTION—213 Acres in            the government. PT No Experience.
6 Tracts Smyth County, VA. Over .8 mile     Excellent Opportunity. Call Today!            Need a high paying career? Learn to             perk, all weather roads. 45 miles west of
                                                                                                                                          Harrisonburg, Va. 866-347-1096.               REDEFINING COMMUNITY—This 1.7-
of River Frontage. Saturday, April 21st,    1-800-488-2921. Ask for Department            drive. Alliance Tractor Trailer Training
                                                                                                                                                                                        acre homesite has access to private
1:00 pm. Visit www.countsauction.           J19. FEE REQUIRED.                            Centers, NC. 1-800-334-1203. www.al-
                                                                                                                                          GA/FL Border Huge Savings! 23.55              lake and tennis court. Near Farmville.
com or call 1-800-797-1579 for details.                                                   liancetractortrailer.com (ad is new this
                                            SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED—Pose                                                                   AC, only $99,900 (was $124,900).              $32,900. 434-444-5088.
VA #0326.                                                                                 week)
                                            as customers for store evaluations.                                                           Coastal region. Wooded, loaded w/
                                            Local stores, restaurants & theaters.         DRIVERS—ASAP! 21 CDL Drivers                    wildlife. Easy drive to St. Simons Island!    4-ACRE HOMESITE in the prettiest
Prime development land, exit 44,                                                                                                                                                        spot on Rockbridge County. Come
                                            Training provided. Flexible hours. Email      Needed • 36-43CPM/$1.20 • Sign-On               Subdivision potential! CALL NOW
I-64/I-77. Beckley, WV. Potential to                                                                                                                                                    experience this view for yourself.
                                            Required. Call Now! 1-800-585-9024            Bonus $0 Lease New Trucks. Only                 1-800-898-4409 x 1183.
subdivide,    Traffic: 42k-43k/daily.                                                                                                                                                   $69,900. Owner financing. 540-294-
                                            ext 6462.                                     3 months OTR required. 800-635-8669.
ABSOLUTE BANKRUPTCY AUCTION:                                                                                                                                                            3271.
April 25. Counts Realty & Auction                                                         Flatbed Drivers: 2007 Model Freight-
Group. www.countsauction.com. 800-
                                                                                                                                                  LOTS AND ACREAGE
                                                                                          liners are Here! Per Diem Pay, Weekly                                                         WANTED TO BUY: Acreage tracts in
780-2991 (VAAF93).                                 EQUIPMENT FOR SALE                     Home Time, Excellent Benefits. Class A-         40 MILE MTN VIEWS! 8 AC $119,900              Virginia. Prefer some road frontage, 50
                                            SAWMILLS from only $2,990.00—                 CDL, 22 Years Old, Good Record. Call            —NATIONAL FOREST ACCESS—                      to 1000 acres with or without buildings.
Beautiful 40+/- Acre Farm, Home,                                                                                                          Most incredible long range mtn views          Must lay well. 540-294-2020.
                                            Convert your LOGS TO VALUABLE                 Western Express Today! CDL training at
Antiques, Horses, Vehicles, Auto &                                                        All American Driving Academy, Call 877-
                                            LUMBER with your own Norwood
Farm Equipment, Concord, VA.                                                              856-CDLS or 866-856-1263; 866-863-
                                            portable band sawmill. Log skidders also
Absolute Auction: April 28. Counts                                                        4116.
                                            available. www.norwoodindustries.
Realty & Auction Group. 800-780-2991.
                                            com—FREE information: 1-800-578-                                                                      THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK
www.countsauction.com. (VAAF93).                                                          Dedicated drivers needed. Easiest job
                                            1363—Ext:300-N.
                                                                                          in trucking! Dedicated account for                      AND PLANNING COMMISSION (M-NCPPC)
AUCTION—19th MYSTIC HILL FARMS                                                            PODS!! Avg. driver made $45,000 last
BULL SALE. 40+ ANGUS & BRAUN-                                                                                                               hereby invites sealed bids from interested parties for Bid No. B27-201
                                                                                          year! Class A-CDL req. Call today (888)
VIEHS Also Selling Reg/Comm                         FINANCIAL SERVICES                    643-3540.                                         Supply & Delivery of McQuay AGS060 Air Cooled Scroll
Females. Saturday, April 28, 2007,          • • • $700-$800,000 FREE CASH                                                                   Compressor Chiller 208/3 Unit in accordance with specifications to
11am, Culpeper Ag Enterprises,                                                            Driver—HOME MOST EVERY WEEK-                      be furnished by the Purchasing Division, 6611 Kenilworth Ave.,
                                            GRANTS—2007!          Personal     bills,
Culpeper, VA. Info Tommy Clark @ 540-                                                     END. Top drivers earn $950+/week!
                                            School, Business/Housing. Approxi-
                                                                                          Drop & Hook out, live load on return. We          Suite 300 Riverdale, MD 20737. There will be no charge for the bid.
825-7360. e-mail: cattle@erols.com.         mately $49 billion unclaimed 2006!                                                              Each bid must be submitted to the Purchasing Office at the above
                                                                                          welcome O/Os, students and company.
                                            Almost Everyone Qualifies! Live Opera-
Auction—Turn Your Assets into
                                            tors Listings 1-800-274-5086 Ext. 230.
                                                                                          PGT Trucking 866-758-3528.                        address. Bids must be received before 10:00 am, Wednesday, April
Ca$h! Sell with Dominion Power &
                                                                                          Drivers—Pay Increase! $1,000 Sign                 25, 2007. Questions regarding this bid may be directed to Mechelle T.
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.
                                                                                          Truck 866-483-3413.
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-$1000/month or more.          WANT HOME MOST WEEKENDS
                                                                                          WITH MORE PAY? Heartland’s GREEN                  Minorities, Females, and the Disabled.
                                            Flexible hours. Training provided. No
                                            investment required. FREE details.            MILE$ program! $.54/mile company
                                            www.K348.com.                                 drivers and $1.19 for operators! 12
     AUCTIONS/AUTOMOBILE                                                                  months OTR required. HEARTLAND
AUTO AUCTION—300+/- Vehicles.               TRAVEL THE USA FOR PAY! Use your              EXPRESS 1-800-441-4953 www.
                                            pick up to deliver “new” RV’s nationwide.     heartlandexpress.com.
Every Tuesday 10AM. Richmond Auto
                                            Motorhomes too! Get paid to see the
Auction, 3800 Deepwater Terminal
                                            country. www.horizontransport.com.
Road, Richmond, Va. Exit 69 I-95. 804-
232-7355. No children. Inspection           ADVERTISING          COORDINATOR—                             HOUSING
8:30AM. View vehicles online: www.          VIRGINIA PRESS SERVICES, INC.,
richmondaa.com. (VAAL102).                  located in Glen Allen, VA, has an imme-       Need Extra Income—Housemate?
                                            diate opening for an entry level position     Professional Females & Males Seek
                                            as an advertising coordinator. Position       Monthly House Share Arrangement Or
                                            needed for high volume, fast paced of-        Entire House-Condo Rentals. (301) 330-
            AUTOMOTIVE                      fice environment. This position is re-        1741.
$500 Police Impounds! Cars from             sponsible for placing newspaper ad
                                                                                          Rent Monthly While Listing House-
$500! Tax Repos, US Marshal and IRS         schedules, preparing cost estimates,
                                                                                          Condo For Sale. Absent Owner Prop-
sales! Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Toyotas,         and handling communications with
                                                                                          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.
                                            VPS offers an excellent benefits pack-
                                            age. For consideration, please send                      LAND FOR SALE
     AUTOMOTIVE DONATIONS                   resume and salary requirements to
                                            dianas@vpa.net or fax to 804-521-             Historic 1840 mansion & acreage.
Donate Vehicle, running or not                                                            Peaks of Otter View! A “TURN KEY”
                                            7590, VPS, 11529 Nuckols Road, Glen
accepted, FREE TOWING TAX DE-               Allen, VA 23059. (EOE).                       antebellum home! Total restoration,
DUCTIBLE, NOAHS ARC, Support No                                                           nicest you will find! Stalls, pond, barns, it
Kill Shelters, Animal Rights, Research to   Family Priority LLC Counseling                has it all! Owners must sell now!! Call for
Advance Veterinary Treatments/Cures         Agency Seeking Experienced Master’s           Virtual Tour. Rob @ ReMax 540-420-
1-866-912-GIVE.                             Level Counselor/Social Workers to pro-        2922.
                                            vide intensive In-Home Counseling Ser-
DONATE YOUR CAR—HELP SUP-                   vices to At-Risk Youth/Families in Fairfax,   30 acre WV Mountain Estate—
PORT OUR TROOPS! Fast, Free                 Loudoun, Prince William Counties. $30–        Wooded 30 acre parcel. All weather
Towing. Tax Deductible. Non-Runners         35.00/hour. Health/Dental Insurance.          roads. Access to utilities. River and
OK. Please Call AnySoldier.com seven        Supervision/Licensure. Fax resume to          Mountain views. Close to Virginia border.
days/week #877-636-2107.                    703-788-6574. Ph.# 703-788-6575.              JUST $79,990!!! Call 866-386-1508.


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                                                                                               April 20, 2007

                                           858-2121 www.onlineTidewaterTech.                                                     condos w/deepwater, marsh, golf, nature     ton, NC. Dockable, gated, near down-
          MISCELLANEOUS                    com.                                         MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE                   views. Gated, Golf, Fitness Center, Ten-    town, beaches. Final pre-construction
                                                                                                                                 nis, Trails, Docks. $70K’s- $300k. 1-877-   release $129,900+, excellent incentives
Attend College Online from Home.           AIRLINES ARE HIRING—Train for            HOMEOWNERS WANTED! Kayak                     266-7376. www.cooperspoint.com.             May 5, 12. www.thebluffsnc.com. 866-
• Medical, • Business, • Paralegal,        high paying Aviation Maintenance         Pools looking for Demo homesites to                                                      725-8337. Cape Fear Bluffs, LLC.
• Criminal Justice. Job placement assis-   Career. Financial aid if qualified—Job   display new maintenance free Kayak           New Waterfront Homesites. Eastern
tance. Computer provided. Financial Aid    placement assistance. FAA approved-      pools. Save thousands of $$. Unique          North Carolina. Offered by Prudential
if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-   SCHEV certified. CALL (888) 349-5387.    opportunity! 100% financing available.       Clear Water Realty. Visit www.                     WORK FROM HOME
                                           www.AviationMaintenance.edu.             1-877-377-7665.                              mimosabaync.com for more informa-                   OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                 tion. Or call 1-252-633-2059.
                                                                                    SWIM POOLS $687—Factory 2006                                                             WORK FROM HOME—RECEIVE $5
                                                                                    Leftovers! Huge 31’x19’ Pools! Pack-                                                     FOR EVERY LEAD STUFFED WITH
                                                                                    age Complete w/Sundeck, Fence, Filter,                     RV SALES                      OUR SALES MATERIAL. GUARAN-
                                                                                    Liner, Ladders! Factory Installation                                                     TEED! FREE INFORMATION. CALL
                                                                                    Required! Supply Limited! Call 24Hrs.        RESTLESS WHEELS RV Sales. 8104              TOLL-FREE 1-800-986-6520.
                                                                                    1-800-447-7207.                              Centreville Road (Route 28) Manassas,
                                                                                                                                 VA 20111. 36th Annual OPEN HOUSE.
                                                                                    WOLFF TANNING BEDS. Buy Direct               Refreshments, door prizes! April 28
                                                                                    and Save! Full Body units from $22 a
                                                                                    month! FREE Color Catalog. CALL
                                                                                                                                 & 29. Bring Ad for Extra Savings.
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                                                                                    TODAY! 1-800-842-1305. www.np.               restlesswheels.com.                              On April 20, 1853,
                                                                                    etstan.com.
                                                                                                                                                                               Harriet tubman starts the
                                                                                    AMSOIL SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS.
                                                                                                                                      WATERFRONT PROPERTY                       Underground Railroad.
                                                                                    Buy direct. Register to buy wholesale.
                                                                                    FREE CATALOG. 1-901-373-4228.                Waterfront Community near Wilming-
                                                                                    AMSOIL, Box 34793, Bartlett, TN
                                                                                    38184-0793. Call, write, or visit our web-
                                                                                    site. www.lubedealer.com/oilsplus.
                                                                                                                                               REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
           PART TIME WORKERS NEEDED                                                       REAL ESTATE FOR SALE                       The Virginia Department of Transportation, Northern
   As part of our expansion program a small company is looking for part             BANK FORECLOSURES! Homes from                    Virginia, is requesting proposals from firms to provide Toll
   time work from home account managers and sales representatives. It pays          $10,000! 1-3 bedroom available! Repos,           Collection Services. All proposals must be received by 2:00 pm
   $2000 a month plus benefits and takes only little of your time. Please con-      REOs, HUD, FHA, etc. These homes                 on May 15th, 2007, at the Virginia Department of
   tact us for more details. Requirements: Should be computer literate and          must sell! For Listings Call 1-800-298-
                                                                                    5309 ext. 4672.
                                                                                                                                     Transportation, 1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia
   have 2–3 hours access to the internet weekly. Must be over 20 years of                                                            23219. A copy of Request for Proposals (RFP #176-BLW) may
   age. Must be efficient and dedicated.                                            48 acres, 4 season views w/5326 sq.ft            be obtained on www.eva.state.va.us. The Department assures
                 If you are interested and need more information,                   Ranch w/5 BR’s 4.5 BA, stocked pond,             compliance with Title VI Requirements of non-discrimination in
             please send e-mail to company_joboffer@skim.com                        inground swimming pool. $635,000.                all activities pursuant to this advertisement. For questions or
                                                                                    Ginger Vail, REMAX All Stars @ 540-
                                                                                    520-4374 or www.thevailteam.com.                 additional information email: brenda.williams@vdot.virginia.
                                                                                                                                     gov.
                                                                                    Coastal Georgia New, Pre- construc-
                                                                                    tion Golf Community. Large lots &
              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-
              TRACTING OPPORTUNITIES.
      Questions and concerns regarding this solicitation should be
   directed to Laurel Hollingsworth, Contract Specialist, at 301-650-
   2874.
                 CALL OUR HOTLINE: 301-495-2542
          OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE: http://www.mncppc.org



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