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VOL. 67, No. 7
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                                                                                                                                                                                     JANUARY 8, 2004

A Review

Greenbelt New Year 2004
Is Enjoyed by Record Crowd
                                              by James Giese

    For the third year my wife       crowns and just an endless vari-                         that he could finish making bal-
Bernie and I attended Greenbelt      ety of things. Sometimes he                              loons before the time of his next
New Year. This time was a little     would simply twist a balloon                             show and take a break. Bernie




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different as we agreed to be vol-    into a shape. Other times he                             and I then spent a lot of time
unteers. Doing so not only got       would make knots. Occasionally                           telling mothers and dads arriving
us in free but also resulted in us   he would cut off an unused part                          with children to come see the
getting golden yellow T-shirts       of a balloon. Sometimes he used                          next show and get their balloons
with the Greenbelt New Year          Magic Markers to paint on faces,                         after that show.
logo in green on them. Volun-        etc.                                                         Mike finished making bal-
teer coordinator Dan Hamlin as-                  Keep in Line                                 loons just in time to begin his
                                                                                                                                    The two door Honda Civic smashed into the public works truck on
signed us to Magic Mike for the         Our job was to control the                            next show, for which another
                                                                                                                                    Crescent Road Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 after crossing the double
first part of the evening.           line of kids waiting for balloons.                       crowd quickly gathered. Linda
                                                                                                                                    yellow center line near St. Hugh’s school.
    Although Magic Mike was          For the most part, it was orderly,                       Edwards and Marcia Voigt re-
making a repeat appearance in        the only problem being with                              lieved Bernie and me at that
Greenbelt, we had not seen him
before. Magic Mike does a good
                                     kids who edged closer and broke
                                     the line so they could watch
                                                                                              time. Linda told us later that
                                                                                              things got a little hairy after the   Two Greenbelters Were Killed
magic show. He does the usual        Mike at work.                                            balloon line was closed follow-
tricks of making one rope be-           Also helping Mike were three                          ing that show. She had a couple       In Crescent Road Accident
come several and then become         women who I presumed to have                             encounters with irate parents un-
one again (don’t ask me how).        been his wife and daughters.                             happy that their young ones                                  by Mary Lou Williamson
He also pulls a rabbit from the      One of them brought the rabbit                           weren’t going to get balloon
hat. What we found the best          in the hat around for the kids to                        sculptures. One demanded to               Seventeen-year-old Graciella      7 news reporter Doug McKelway,
about Magic Mike was his rap-        pet. This white rabbit has dark                          see the mayor, Linda said.            James-Hinds and her 8-year-old        may have been traveling 50 to
port with the little ones who        lines around the eyes. I asked if                                      Cabaret                 sister, Jovanni Phillips, died as a   60 m.p.h. – based on how de-
gathered on the floor at his feet.   that was eye shadow, but was as-                             Off duty, Bernie and I headed     result of an automobile crash on      molished the front half of the
They were totally fascinated and     sured that it was a natural feature                      for the multipurpose room, called     Crescent Road near Northway on        Civic was. There were no appar-
entertained by him.                  of this special breed of rabbit.                         the cabaret for the evening, for      Tuesday, January 6 about 3:45         ent skid marks.     Karl Pena,
    The magic show lasts nearly      The rabbit was well trained.                             the double delight of hearing         p.m.                                  News Review photographer,
an hour. As soon as it is over,      Ever since it first appeared in the                      John Hill perform and tasting             The young woman, who was          equated the front end of the car
Magic Mike begins the next ses-      hat, it stayed put, never trying to                      Chef Lou’s goodies. Bernie had        driving a green, 2-door Honda         to crushed aluminum foil.
sion, which is to make balloon       get out, perfectly content to let                        key lime cheesecake and I had         Civic, had crossed the double            The young woman was trans-
sculptures for the young ones.       the little ones pet it.                                  chocolate mousse cake –               yellow center line, smashing          ported to Doctors Hospital where
With an endless supply of skinny        After about a half-hour, the                          scrumptious and decadent. We          head-on into one of the city’s        she was pronounced dead.
balloons and an air pump to          line for balloons was still long                         were lucky enough to arrive           public works trucks, according to        Rescue workers removed the
quickly blow them up, Mike           and newcomers to the line                                when the line was short and sur-      MPO George Mathews, Greenbelt         roof of the car to extract the
made one imaginative thing after     quickly replaced those walking                           prised when a few minutes later       police public information officer.
another. There were dogs on          away with balloons. Mike’s wife                                                                    The car, according to Channel     See ACCIDENT, page 8
leashes, aliens, swords, guns,       closed the line to newcomers so                          See NEW YEAR, page 9
                                                                                                                                    CUA Hall of Fame Athlete
Tom Renahan Sends Greetings                                                                                                         Is Greenbelt’s Lisa Kellaher
And News from His Post in Iraq                                                                                                                               by Dea Nedeff Zugby
    Greenbelt resident Tom                                                                       It has been just a couple of          Longtime Greenbelters might        the late Gene Kellaher, Sr., of
Renahan is in Iraq helping to                                                                 weeks so far, but it seems so         remember little Lisa Kellaher,        Greenbelt.
establish democratic processes.                                                               much longer. Time stands still        who grew up on Empire Place in           She and her husband, Ken
He sent this letter to his friends                                                            here, due to some psychological       old Greenbelt with her seven          Doolan, have two children – an
back home. It is reprinted with                                                               factor I don’t understand. It has     brothers and sisters – Bill, Lori,    eight-year-old son Jordan and a
                                                                      PHOTO BY SANDRA LANGE




his permission.                                                                               been a busy time, however, as I       Gene, Susie, Michael, Frank and       five-year-old daughter Taylor.
    Merry Christmas from Amarah,                                                              have already written detailed         Danny. Well, Lisa Kellaher            Lisa’s children are involved in
Iraq. Due to circumstances, this                                                              agendas and ballots for the new       Doolan is all grown up!               sports, too – basketball, soccer,
will have to be my Christmas                                                                  Maysan Provincial Council (it’s          She was inducted into the          T-ball and cheerleading. They
card for this year. So it’s not                                                               wonderful to see your work            Catholic University of America        reside in Huntingtown, Md. A
that nice-looking; but how many                                                               translated into Arabic), a detailed   (CUA) Athletic Hall of Fame on        business analyst with Hewlett
other Christmas cards did you                                                                 plan to implement the democracy       November 1 for her outstanding        Packard in Lanham, Lisa man-
get from Iraq?                                                                                project in Maysan and a detailed      contributions to CUA’s basketball     ages the Bank of America ac-
                                              Tom Renahan
    For those unaware, I am now                                                               set of standing rules for the new     team (1982 – 1986). Lisa is the
an International City/County                                                                  council. (I feel bad for the trans-   daughter of Joanne Kellaher and       See KELLAHER, page 12
Management Association staff         We don’t have pro-Saddam dem-                            lator who has to put those 13
member, working on the democ-        onstrations here, where 95% of                           pages into Arabic!) Our numer-
racy project in Iraq. I am in        the people hated Saddam, many                            ous Iraqi staff are impressive, in-                           What Goes On
Amarah, in the Maysan governor-      for personal and heart-wrenching                         cluding some great young people        Saturday, January 10
ate (province) maybe 100 miles       reasons. His arrest set off a full                       working as interpreters and dem-          9 a.m. to noon, Donation Drop Off, Parking lot between city
north of Basra in the southern       day and night of celebratory                             onstrating excellent English           offices and Community Center
part of the country and about 50     gunfire into the air (a favorite                         skills. As for my Arabic skills, I     Monday, January 12
miles from the border with Iran.     practice around here – for wed-                          have learned to say hello (As-sa-         7 p.m., Recycling and Environmental Advisory Committee,
Amarah has probably 100,000 to       dings and for special occasions,                         laam alaykum).                         Community Center.
200,000 people, but this is a        like when you just feel like it).                           I am working incredibly long           8 p.m., Regular City Council meeting, Municipal Building
largely agricultural area, with a    I am in the British zone and it                          hours. However, it is not as           Tuesday, January 12 – Springhill Lake Charette
little more green than the desert    has been fun working with them                           tough as the total hours might         Wednesday, January 14
areas to the south.                  and with Ambassador Bremer’s                             make it seem. Consider this for           7:30 p.m., Public Hearing, Greenbelt Board of Appeals, Com-
    I am safer here than in most     representative here. We are work-                        time-saving convenience: I never       munity Center
other places in Iraq, but never-     ing at the decision-making level,                        have to cook, or clean or take            8 p.m., Council Worksession on newspaper racks and standing
theless surrounded constantly by     having an impact and feeling                             the dog out or the trash or do         rules, Community Center
security details (when traveling     great so far about the experience.                       errands or buy groceries or drive      Thursday, January 15
anywhere) and several security                Time Stands Still                                                                         7 p.m., Advisory Committee on Trees, Community Center
guards (when in our compound).                                                                See RENAHAN, page 12
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                                      Good Feelin’, Good Eatin’ –
      Letters                         A Great Night at Home
Heartwarming Story                                                          them, espe-
    Thank you so much for the                by Sandra A. Lange                                                                         Our sympathy to Betty                         Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine
                                                                            cially      if                                           Shifflett of Hillside Road and her               Corps on December 12 at
December 25 story that you ran           Imagine coming home one            there     are
about the mother who forgave                                                                                                         family on the death of her hus-                  Quantico, Va. Matt attended St.
                                      night and being greeted by a          food aller-                                              band Carol Shifflett.                            Hugh’s and St. Vincent Pallotti
the hit-and-run driver who had        tall, slender, smiling young          gies       or                                               Condolences to the White                      schools and graduated from the




                                                                                                             PHOTO BY SANDRA LANGE
killed her daughter. The message      woman with honey blonde hair          strong dis-
of tragedy and forgiveness                                                                                                           family on the death of their                     University of Maryland this past
                                      who has prepared a gourmet din-       likes.     Or                                            mother, Lucille Mary White.                      May. He will continue training
brought tears to my eyes.             ner just for you and your             she      uses
    It was truly a special Christ-                                                                                                      Greenbelters were sorry to hear               at Quantico for the present time.
                                      spouse, partner or special friend.    menus she                                                of the death of former Greenbelter               Matt’s parents, Robyn and Tom
mas gift to me and my family.         But first, she invites you to expe-   creates her-
                     Erv Beckert                                                                                                     Annie Butler of Laurel. Our con-                 Dwyer live in Berwyn Heights
                                      rience the ultimate in relaxation     self. Always                                             dolences to her family.                          and his grandparents, Tom and
                                      and pampering, a deep-tissue fa-      she bakes                                                   Congratulations –                             Shirley Dwyer are longtime
A 2004 Thank You                      cial or Swedish massage. This is      her      own Sandy Greene                                   To Thomas Browne of                           Greenbelt residents.
    On behalf of the Greenbelt        what Greenbelter Sandy Greene         bread be-                                                Manassas, Va., and Kaaba Jones
New Year’s Eve Committee, I           offers in her business called         cause, as she says, “It is so easy                       of Silver Spring, Md., who were
would like to thank everyone          “Table to Table” – a massage          and so wonderful to have fresh                           promoted to the rank of Sergeant                 GHI Notes
who attended the celebration. It      and a meal in the comfort of          bread.”                                                  First Class by Greenbelt’s Ar-                       Events for the week of Janu-
is the committee’s hope that ev-      your own home.                            When she arrives at people’s                         mory. During a holiday function                  ary 12 through 16:
eryone had a great time!                 Sandy grew up in Greenbelt,        houses, she will do the 40-                              at the 94th Aerosquadron Restau-                     January 13 – Marketing Com-
    A big thanks also goes to the     graduating       from      Eleanor    minute massages first. Often the                         rant, the two members of                         mittee, 7:30 p.m. in the Board
Greenbelt Recreation Department       Roosevelt High School in 1983.        person has purchased the event as                        Greenbelt’s C Company, 1-115th                   Room;
for their invaluable support and      She worked as a cashier at the        a special birthday or anniversary                        Infantry Battalion, 29th Infantry                    January 14 – Ad-Hoc Educa-
coordination with the Committee.      Co-op for several years. After        surprise. Then she will serve the                        Division were honored for their                  tion Committee, 4:15 p.m. and
Without them there would be no        completing her studies at Towson      four-course meal consisting of                           promotions.                                      Woodlands Committee, 7 p.m. in
celebration. Thanks also to Pub-      State College, she worked in the      appetizer, salad, entrée and veg-                           To Community Center artist-                   the Board Room.
lic Works for their support of the    Greenbelt Nursing Home as an          etable dish and dessert. Wine is                         in-residence Elizabeth Lundberg                      The next Board of Directors
event and to the Police Depart-       assistant activities director and     included for an extra charge.                            Morisette who has been selected                  meeting will be January 22 at
ment for their participation –        occasional cook.                      The entrée is prepared while the                         to participate in the All Media                  7:30 p.m. in the Board Room.
which was present during the Cel-        She always loved food and          couple are eating their appetizer.                       Juried Show 2004 at the Artists’                     The next Pre-purchase Orien-
ebration. The entertainers are        worked for a while in the bakery      She is packed up and ready to                            Museum in Washington. The                        tation will be January 26 at 7:15
also to be thanked for their talent   at Whole Foods. She took              leave in less than three hours.                          show will be on display January                  p.m. in the Board Room.
and professionalism which made        classes part-time at L’Academie       Her pleasure is listening to the                         4 to 25, with an opening recep-
for great shows all night long, as    de Cuisine in Bethesda and got        couple talking and enjoying                              tion to be held Friday, January 9
well as Sight & Sound DJs and         a job as a cook and manager of        each other’s company. “I’ve never                                                                         NARFE Meets
                                                                                                                                     at 6 to 8 p.m. Two of Mori-                         NARFE Chapter 2146 will
Talk of the Town for their great      Le Bon Café on Capitol Hill.          had a bad experience,” she pro-                          sette’s works from her new ebay
activities at the Youth Center.       While she enjoyed the restaurant      claimed.                                                                                                  hold its monthly meeting at 1:30
                                                                                                                                     series will be on display includ-                p.m. on Wednesday, January 21
Thanks to the Greenbelt Swim          work, she found the profession            She remembers in particular                          ing “Webster” which won first
Team and Chef Lou for providing       hard on her body and social life.     the weekend following Septem-                                                                             at the New Carrollton Municipal
                                                                                                                                     prize at the Labor Day Art Show.                 Center. Important business will
great food all evening, to the        Since she was interested in mas-      ber 11 and wondering if her                                 And to Matthew Dwyer, who
New Deal Café for great food and      sage therapy, she decided to at-      business would suffer. On the                                                                             be discussed and all members are
                                                                                                                                     was commissioned a Second                        requested to attend.
jazz and to the Arts Center for       tend the School of Massage in         contrary, “people wanted to
some great rock music. Thanks         Baltimore part-time. Since be-        snuggle up in their own homes,”                          ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
also to GAVA for a great anima-       coming certified, she continues       she commented.                                           ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
tion show at the movie theater.       to take classes in order to stay          Greene enjoys her work and
    A big thanks goes to all the      fresh and learn new techniques        plans “to do it until I don’t love                       Videos                                                                            DVDs
businesses and individuals who        such as sports massage and mas-       it anymore,” she stated. Because                                         GREENBELT VIDEO
provided monetary support for         sages tailored for elderly clients.   the massage therapy is very                                                   301-441-9446
the celebration. A special thanks        When a friend suggested            physical, she tries to stay                                          114 Centerway, Roosevelt Center
goes to the Greenbelt Co-op for       Greene combine her two talents        healthy herself. She finds that                                 Mon-Fri 3-9pm Sat 11am-9pm Sun 12-6pm
selling discount wristbands prior     of cooking and massage therapy        she needs to take time off and
to the celebration.                   to start her own business, she de-    has learned to say “no” on occa-                                       Special Orders for All Occasions
    And last, but certainly not       cided to quit her restaurant job      sion. She accepts the perils of                                                         We Can Find It
least, I would like to thank the      and take the plunge. Using her        being her own boss with no sick                                                      New Titles Every Week
wonderful members of the com-         contacts on Capitol Hill and ad-      or annual leave to fall back on                           Copying                                                                       Faxing
mittee and the volunteers who         vertising in the Metro Services       if she can’t work.
worked that evening. The cel-         Guide, she targeted Montgomery            She rarely has had to cancel a
ebration would not be possible
without you. From the bottom
                                      County, Northern Virginia and
                                      the District of Columbia. The
                                                                            job because of weather. In last
                                                                            year’s giant snowstorm, she cred-                                                 Greenbelt
of my heart, thank you.
    See you next year!
                  Patti Brothers,
                                      advertisements and personal en-
                                      dorsements and a review in the
                                      Washingtonian Magazine helped
                                                                            its the City of Greenbelt’s Public
                                                                            Works Department for allowing
                                                                            her to get out of her court and to
                                                                                                                                                 News Review
                       President,     her business grow so that now         her clients’ homes.                                                                  AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
           Greenbelt New Year’s       she is completely booked until            While she has only a few
                 Eve Committee        March.                                massage clients in Greenbelt, her                          15 Crescent Road, Suite 100, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770-1887
                                         She has also learned to pace       business is expanding. “No one                                                   newsreview@greenbelt.com
THANKS                                herself. She doesn’t usually          else does what I do,” she ex-                                                  301-474-4131 • FAX 301-474-5880
                                      book Table to Table clients on        claims.     Local residents who
   Four paws up for those who         Friday, Saturday and Sunday           want to take advantage of                                                           Alfred M. Skolnik, President, 1959-1977
contributed to our pet donation       nights. She gives herself a night     Greene's skillful massages and                                                       Elaine Skolnik, President, 1977-1985
collection. I was overwhelmed         off during the weekend to pursue      creative meals can contact Table                                                           President Emeritus, 1985-
by the amount of goods people         her own social life. She likes to     to Table by phone on 301-474-
donated. With a full truckload        eat out herself and, “When            1501      or    by    email     at
                                                                                                                                                             Editor: Mary Lou Williamson 301-441-2662
of donations, my neighbor Ster-                                                                                                                          Assistant Editor: Barbara Likowski 301-474-8483
                                      people cook for me, I am so           1greenes@msn.com. But be pre-                                                     News Editor: Elaine Skolnik 301-598-1805
ling Tropp and I took the goods       happy,” she exclaimed.                pared to take a number!                                                     Assistant to the Editor: Eileen Farnham 301-513-0482
to P.G. Animal Shelter in                In a typical week she will do
Forestville. The staff greatly ap-    several massages during the day.                                                                                                          STAFF
preciated the donations. Special      On her Table to Table days, she                                                                  Rusty Anthony, Hopi Auerbach, Jackie Bealle, Virginia Beauchamp, Laura Beckert, Judy Bell,
thanks to the New Deal Café and                                                                                                        Judi Bordeaux, Jessi Britton, Sharon Carroll, Randy Crenwelge, Cynthia Cummings, Kay
Greenbelt Aquatics and Fitness
                                      will grocery shop, usually at            OLD GREENBELT                                           Cummings, Peter Curtis, Pat Davis, Thelma deMola, Thomas Fishbeck, Eli Flam, Anne Gardner,
                                      Whole Foods, in the morning.                                                                     Terri Gates, Al Geiger, Bernina McGee Giese, James Giese, Marjorie Gray, Eve Gresser, Shirl
Center for hosting this event.        In the afternoon, she will prepare          THEATRE                                              Hayes, Kyla Henington, Sabine Hentrich, Solange Hess, Barbara Hopkins, Elizabeth Jay,
                    Dan Celdran       as much as possible in her own             Week of Jan. 9                                        Suzanne Krofchik, Meta Lagerwerff, Pam Lambird, Sandra Lange, Lucie MacKinnon, Pat
                                                                                                                                       McCoy, Emma Mendoza, Rachel Mirsky, Mary Moien, Marat Moore, Alice Murray, Diane Oberg,
                                      small Greenbelt kitchen. Some-                                                                   Millie O’Dea, Elly Oudemans, I.J. Parker, Linda Paul, Karl Pena, Leonie Penney, Eileen
                                      times people ask for a special            SOMETHINGS GOTTA                                       Peterson, Jane Rissler, Linda Siadys, Sandra Surber Smith, Dorothy Sucher, Helen Sydavar,
                                      menu and she will accommodate                GIVE (PG13)                                         Joanne Tucker, Marbury Wethered, Marie Wong and Virgina Zanner.

                                                                                         Friday
                                                                                    *4:30, 7:15, 9:50                                  BUSINESS MANAGER:                Ron Wells 301-474-4131
                                                                                        Saturday                                       CIRCULATION (Core of Greenbelt): Ian Tuckman 301-459-5624
                            Correction                                           *1:45, *4:30, 7:15, 9:50
                                                                                                                                                                     BOARD OF DIRECTORS
        In the Top Stories 2003 article last week Tom Renahan is in-                    Sunday                                         Diane Oberg, president; James Giese, vice president; Diane Oberg, treasurer; Judy Bell,
    correctly identified as Ed Putens in the photo and caption of the               *1:45, *4:30, 7:15                                 secretary; Virginia Beauchamp, Eileen Farnham, Marat Moore and Pat Davis.
    Candidates Forum. Renehan was representing Putens. When the                    Monday - Thursday                                   DEADLINES: Letters, articles and ads—10 p.m. Tuesday. Materials for publication may be
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    correct then as well. Therefore the News Review has the igno-                *These shows at $5.00                                 Tuesday) or brought to our office in the Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, during office
    minious honor of blowing it twice. As to the statement that Leta                                                                   hours. Mail subscriptions—$35/year.
    Mach was unable to attend, she was available and participating             301-474-9744 • 301-474-9745
    in the forum by phone.                                                           129 Centerway                                                      Greenbelt Community Center at 15 Crescent Rd.
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Thursday, January 8, 2004                                                     GREENBELT NEWS REVIEW                                                                                Page 3


                      Community Events
SPCA Sponsors                          Democrats to Hold
Cat Adoptions                          Straw Vote Party                     Starlight Shimmy
                                                                            At New Deal Café




                                                                                                                                                                                        PHOTO BY HARRISON HILLIARD
   The Prince George’s County             The Eleanor & Franklin
SPCA/Humane Society is spon-           Roosevelt Democratic Club of            There will be a free evening
soring a cat adoption day on           Greenbelt will meet on Thursday,     of performances by professional
Sunday, January 11, noon to 3          January 15, with the Governor        and semi-professional belly danc-
p.m. at Beltway Plaza Mall, 6000       Oden Bowie Democratic Club of        ers on Saturday January 17 from
Greenbelt Road. The cats’ foster       Bowie and several other northern     8 to 10:45 p.m. at the New Deal
parents will be present to answer      county clubs for a “Straw Vote”      Café in Roosevelt Center. Pa-
questions and accept adoption          party. This event will take place    trons can enjoy the delicious
applications. For information          at 7 p.m., at the Glenn Dale         food and comfortable atmosphere
call 301-262-5625 or visit the         Firehouse on Rt. 193 (Greenbelt      of the café while being regaled       William Ornham hotly pursues Wesley Hilliard (#12) in Greenbelt
website at www.pgspca.org.             Road) in Glenn Dale.                 by the sights and sounds of           water polo team action.
                                          Surrogates for most of the        Middle Eastern dance.
Simplicity Group                       nine Democratic candidates for
                                                                                                                        Water Polo Practices on Saturdays
Now Forming                            President of the United States       The GES Notebook                         The following dates have          are invited to come for the clinic
                                       will present his or her                         by David Lange
    Interested in creating a simpler                                                                              been reserved for the resumption     and a deep water scrimmage for
                                       candidate’s points of view and          Greenbelt Elementary School
and more satisfying life? Ex-                                                                                     of indoor water polo at the          the experienced kids and a shal-
                                       answer questions. Following the      is one of more than 1,000
plore topics such as external and                                                                                 Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness        low water scrimmage alongside
                                       presentation, the Democratic club    schools nationwide that have ac-
internal clutter and new ap-                                                                                      Center.                              it for the less experienced. There
                                       members will take a straw vote       cepted the Reading Is Fundamen-
proaches to freeing up time and                                                                                      Practice Schedule: January 10     is a drop in fee or commit to all
                                       and announce the outcome to          tal (RIF) Community Reading
money. Meet with like-minded                                                                                      (Saturday) 9 – 11 p.m., January      10 dates and be on the “team”
                                       the press. (This meeting will        Challenge. From January 5
people as part of a study group                                                                                   24, February 7 and 21, March 6       that will scrimmage other youth
                                       take the place of a Greenbelt        through 16, parents and other
focused on “Voluntary Simplic-                                                                                    and 20, April 3 and 17, May 1        groups as the season goes on.
                                       meeting which would have been        members of the Greenbelt commu-
ity.” An introductory meeting to                                                                                  and 15.                                  Call Larry Hilliard at 301-474-
                                       held on the third Friday of the      nity will be reading books aloud
discuss the possibility of forming                                                                                   The team is looking for more      7504 or Clement Lau at 301-
                                       month, January 16.)                  in the various classes. Anyone
an eight-session study group in                                                                                   players to join its core group age   345-6110 for more information.
                                          A small donation is suggested     who is willing to read may call
Greenbelt will be held on Thurs-                                                                                  13 - 16. New players 11 and up
                                       so that refreshments can be          GES at 301-513-5911 and leave
day, January 15, 7 to 9 p.m. at
                                       served at a post-vote social hour.   a message for Ms. Hall.
the Greenbelt Arts Center in
                                       Several elected officials are ex-       RIF is a federally funded pro-
Roosevelt Center. Those who
                                       pected to attend from Prince         gram to promote literacy in
cannot attend but would like to
                                       George’s and Anne Arundel            schools, including the distribution
learn more about study circles
                                       Counties.                            of a free book for each student.
forming in Greenbelt, can contact
                                          Maryland’s Presidential Prefer-               Speed Math
Marat Moore by phone on 301-
                                       ence Primary will take place            Mr. Weeks has been giving
474-2721 or by            email at




                                                                                                                                                                                          PHOTO BY LARRY HILLIARD
                                       throughout the state on Tuesday,     his fifth grade math students a
SimplicityGrpsMd@aol.com.
                                       March 2. Only those voters who       test of 100 multiplication prob-
                                       registered as Democrats by De-       lems to be done in five minutes.
Exploring Opera                        cember 10, 2003, will take part      The first time, the average test
   Come and explore the world          in that election. The 2004 presi-    score for all fifth graders was 72
of opera in all its glorious music,    dential election in all 50 states    percent, with six students getting
costumes and scenery when Ex-          will be held on Tuesday, Novem-      100 percent. After two weeks of
plorations Unlimited hosts a pre-      ber 2.                               practice, the average rose to 93
sentation by John Cahill on Fri-          For further clarification or                                            Greenbelt water polo players practice the eggbeater kick in front
                                                                            percent and 30 students scored
day, January 16. Learn about           membership details call the                                                of a goal. (L. to R.) Rick Loutsch, Tommy Lee, Jill Lau, Michelle
                                                                            100 percent!
the history of opera, look at          E&FDR president, Bill Hunt, at                                             Schuett, Jeff Li, Melissa Gray, Daniel Rehner, William Dunham,
                                                                               The names of the 30 students
video excerpts from familiar and       301-982-0111.                                                              Harrison Hilliard, Ahmed Ali, Joseph Lau and Wesley Hilliard.
                                                                            are: Tiarra Bell, Scott Burnett,
not so familiar operas to enjoy                   Other Events              Shanay Campbell, Patrick Dou-
the variety of expressions on the         There are two events for local
theme of love and death por-           members of the United Demo-
                                                                            glas, Jonathan Fordyce-Bindah,                            Greenbelt CARES
                                                                            Kalinskie Gilliam, Emmanuel              Judye Hering held the winter      seen for counseling at CARES.
trayed in productions from             cratic Women’s Clubs of Mary-        Harris, Roberto Martinez, Ryan        session of CARES’ babysitting        Forty-four individuals on average
around the world.                      land in January. The Southern        Mattox, Ima’n Sams, Breanna           course. Students learned the re-     came on a weekly basis among
   Cahill has B.A. and M.A. de-        Maryland Region women will           Santigo, Katelyn Smith, Amani         sponsibility and safety issues of    whom 12 were 18 years of age
grees and has been teaching a          meet on Saturday, January 10 at      Watkins, Kyndal Campbell,             babysitting. Twelve students at-     and younger. Thirty-three stu-
variety of courses in Adult Con-       the Gateway Restaurant, Brooms       Analiz Cedeno, Jasmine Cole,          tended the course.                   dents participated in tutoring ser-
tinuing Education programs in          Island Road, Calvert County for      Caitlin     Cummings,        Miles       During the month of Decem-        vices.
several county public school sys-      a 12:30 p.m. luncheon and dis-       Donelson, Jessica Fordyce-            ber, 11 families on average were
tems and community colleges in         cussion of plans for the March       Bindah, Tera Ford, David
Maryland, including the SAGE           primary.                             Henriquez, Matthew Hurtt, Shanti
program for Prince George’s               A state-wide meeting will be      Mahabir, Drew Matzo, Messiah
Community College. He has
taught courses in ancient and
                                       held on Saturday, January 17 at
                                       Fisherman’s Inn, Grasonville,
                                                                            Ponds, Marco Ralph, Eric Redd,                                     ATTENTION
                                                                            Tyler Siegel, Sarah Smith and
Biblical Greek, classical and          Kent Island. The afternoon will      Tierra White.                                                     PROSPECTIVE
ecclesiastical Latin, classical my-    include an executive board meet-
thology in the arts, Latin and         ing at 11 a.m., followed by lun-     At the Library                                                      MEMBERS
Greek etymology, ancient Greek         cheon at noon with remarks by           Tuesday, January 13, 10:30
civilizations and opera.               Mayor Martin O’Malley of Balti-                                               Greenbelt Homes, Inc. (GHI), one of the largest and most
                                                                            a.m. Cuddletime for newborns
   Explorations Unlimited is a         more. A brief business meeting                                                established housing cooperatives in the country, is offering
                                                                            to 18 months with caregiver.
speaker series held every Friday       will follow with Pat Unger, of                                                brief and informative presentations designed to introduce
                                                                               Wednesday, January 14, 10:30
from 1 to 3 p.m. at the                Greenbelt, presiding. A commit-                                               cooperative life style to you. The presentation will explain
                                                                            a.m. Toddler Time for 18 to 36
Greenbelt Community Center.            tee will be selected to plan                                                  what a cooperative is, how it operates, what services are
                                                                            months with caregiver. 4 p.m.,
This presentation will be held in      UDWC’s 80th birthday luncheon                                                 provided members, and financing sources which are avail-
                                                                            children's book discussion for
the Senior Classroom. Everyone         for Thursday, May 20. For reser-                                              able. This information will be useful to you whether or not
                                                                            ages 8 to 12.
is welcome to attend and ques-         vations or information, call Pat                                              you purchase membership in the cooperative or decide to
                                                                               Thursday, January 15, 10:30
tions are always encouraged.           Unger, Roosevelt club’s corre-                                                purchase a home elsewhere. This is an ideal opportunity
                                                                            a.m. Drop-In Storytime for ages 3
Call 301-397-2208 for more in-         sponding secretary, at 301-474-                                               for you to learn about GHI in a relaxed atmosphere and
                                                                            to 5.
formation.                             1052.                                                                         afford you the opportunity to make an informed decision
                                                                            ERHS Grad Night                          about your future housing needs.
Jazzy, Rocking                         Chronic Pain
Blues at New Deal                                                           Fund Raiser                              The next presentations are scheduled as follows:
                                       Group Meets                             The Eleanor Roosevelt High
   This Friday, January 9, the            On January 14 from 10:15 to       School Grad Night Committee is
New Deal Café welcomes back            11:45 a.m. Pain Connection’s                                                          Saturday, January 10, 2004          11 a.m.
                                                                            sponsoring a fund raiser at                      Monday, January 26, 2004            7:15 p.m.
regulars J.R. Robusto and              monthly meeting will focus on a      Chevy’s Restaurant in Greenway
Waverly Milor for an evening           discussion of “Grieving for Your     Center on January 22 from 5 to
they describe as their “special        Lost Self.” The meeting will be                                               Please call the Receptionist at (301) 474-4161 for reserva-
                                                                            9 p.m.                                   tions and information. The sessions are free, and there is
brand of jazzy, rocking, acoustic      in the ground floor conference          Diners should tell the Chevy’s
blues.”                                room of the Greenbelt Library.                                                no obligation. There are lists of “Homes for Sale” at the
                                                                            hostess that they are participating      GHI office. There is no charge.
   Joined on guitar by Eddie           Park in the back. Bring pillows,     with the Roosevelt High School
Becker, a veteran of 35 years on       mats, ice or hot packs to be com-    grad night group. Proceeds will
the D.C. music scene, and per-         fortable. Call 301-300-2444 or       go to support “Grad Night” for
                                                                                                                              GREENBELT HOMES, INC.
cussionist Scott Green, the            visit www.pain-connection.org for    Roosevelt High School 2004 se-                         Hamilton Place
group’s performance will begin at      more information.
8 p.m. For more information,
                                                                            niors. For more information call                  Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
                                                                            571-221-2430 (a local call).
call the café at 301-474-5642.

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                                                                                                                        Lucille Mary White                             In Memoriam –
                                        Obituaries                                                                          Former Greenbelter Lucille
                                                                                                                        Mary White, age 76, died on De-
                                                                                                                                                                        Lucille White
                                                                                                                                                                    My mom, better known as
                                                                                                                        cember 30, 2003, of emphysema.
Carol Dean Shifflett                                In Memoriam – Carol Shifflett                                                                                “Mema” by many, was born
                                                                                                                            Mrs. White grew up on a farm
                                                                                                                                                                 March 18, 1927 in Wisconsin.
    Carol       Dean                                 A True Greenbelt Neighbor                                          in Wisconsin. Later her family
                                                                                                                                                                 Later her family moved to Wash-
Shifflett, 74, died                                                                                                     moved to Washington, D.C.,
                                            Greenbelt is known for its          window or any other problems.                                                    ington, D.C.
on December 23,                                                                                                         where she graduated from Eastern
                                        good neighbors and the residents           He took care of everything                                                       After her marriage to my father
2003 at his home at                                                                                                     High School. She taught ball-
                                        of 19 Court Hillside lost one of        and everyone around him. Since                                                   she stayed home with us children
19 Hillside Road,                                                                                                       room dancing and jitterbug until
                                        the best in Carol Shifflett, who        he was retired, Carol was at home                                                until after her divorce when she
where he and his                                                                                                        operations on her legs curtailed
                                        died two days before Christmas.         much of the day but was rarely                                                   had to work. Then she worked
wife Betty had lived                                                                                                    that career. She could still dance
                                        Carol – whose name was sup-             idle. He was a meticulous hedge-                                                 nights so she could be with us
for 50 years. Born December 2,                                                                                          and enjoyed dancing at Blob’s
                                        posed to be “Carroll” according         trimmer, even in stifling heat, us-                                              during the day.
1929 in Norristown, Pa., he was                                                                                         Park on Friday evenings.
                                        to his wife Betty, but wasn’t be-       ing manual shears on the court’s                                                    My mom was always there for
one of eight children and as a                                                                                              She was an operator at the tele-
                                        cause a typo when he was a baby         hedge and on the two long pub-                                                   her children and grandchildren. I
child moved with his family from                                                                                        phone company until she married
                                        was never changed – was, as             lic hedges across Hillside Road.                                                 couldn’t have raised such a fine
Pennsylvania to Berwyn Heights.                                                                                         Hosea White in 1951. They
                                        former neighbor Ed Chabot put           In winter, he shoveled out side-                                                 son as Blair if it hadn’t been for
He was a 1947 graduate of                                                                                               raised four children in the 2 Court
                                        it, “the grandfather of the court.”     walks. In summer, he mowed                                                       my mom’s never-ending help. I
Greenbelt High School, where he                                                                                         of Southway. Mrs. White stayed
                                            He was also our court’s sage,       neighbors’ serviceside yards.                                                    believe she received her most joy
met his future bride, Betty Gussio.                                                                                     home with the children but re-
                                        storyteller, groundskeeper, histo-      When Betty Price worried about a                                                 out of doing things for us and
She graduated in 1950 and they                                                                                          turned to work after her divorce.
                                        rian and a Pied Piper to the ca-        large tree too close to her home,                                                others. She was active in Center
were married in 1951. Two years                                                                                             She worked nights at the Gov-
                                        nines of the court with a steady        he pruned it. He offered his                                                     School’s PTA.
later, with their infant daughter,                                                                                      ernment Printing Office to be at
                                        store of delicacies for the squir-      tools and his shed space freely                                                     For a while she lived in Green
they moved to their home on Hill-                                                                                       home with the children during the
                                        rel-hunting Peaches, the skittish       and, having lived in the court for                                               Ridge House in order to take care
side Road.                                                                                                              day. She eventually went back to
                                        Bear who feared all men except          50 years, filled us in on the his-                                               of my grandmother, Katie
    Mr. And Mrs. Shifflett raised                                                                                       the telephone company starting out
                                        Carol and the late Daisy, who           tory of the trees, hedges, build-                                                Basinger. She was proud of retir-
their daughter Dorothy and son                                                                                          as a supply clerk and proudly retir-
                                        would drag her owner to his             ings and their occupants.                                                        ing as a central office technician
Dean in Greenbelt. Mr. Shifflett                                                                                        ing as a central office technician.
                                        porch for a treat. Cardinals               From his porch at the intersec-                                               from the telephone company. She
worked in numerous capacities in                                                                                            Mrs. White is survived by four
                                        flocked to his feeders. People,         tion of Hillside and Research                                                    wore her watch with the tele-
the Washington area: for the fed-                                                                                       children – Steven, Karen, Ruth
                                        too, gravitated to Carol. “When         Road, he kept a close watch on the                                               phone with a ruby in it on her
eral government in Washington,                                                                                          Ann and Elizabeth; seven grand-
                                        you were talking to him, other          scofflaw drivers who sped through                                                wrist throughout her illness.
D.C., at Harvey Dairy in                                                                                                children – Steven, Michael,
                                        people would always come up.            the stop sign, finally alerting                                                     Unfortunately the last two and
Brentwood until the company                                                                                             Meghan, Blair, David, Kelly and
                                        People liked to be around him,”         Greenbelt police. More often, he                                                 a half years she spent in assisted
closed, at Southern Railway as a                                                                                        Sarah; three great-grandchildren –
                                        noted my husband, Steve Lindner.        could be seen returning waves                                                    living and nursing homes were
steward and at the Washington                                                                                           Angela, Riley and Amy; her son-
                                            I think it was because of his       from passersby or calling a greeting.                                            not happy for her. I believe it
Suburban Sanitary Commission                                                                                            in-law Aaron (Elizabeth’s hus-
                                        twinkly eyes and big heart. As a           How lucky we were, I realize                                                  was because she could no longer
until his retirement in 1989. Mrs.                                                                                      band) and grandson Steven’s wife
                                        close neighbor, he had the gift of      now, to move two doors down                                                      help any of us.
Shifflett retired three years later                                                                                     Leanne.
                                        tact, being the eyes and ears of        from Carol and Betty in 2001.                                                       Lots of times she’d call me and
from her position at the University                                                                                         The service was private.
of Maryland Graduate School.            the neighborhood without being          Those of us who knew him will
    Following their retirement, the     nosy, added neighbor Juanita            never forget Carol Shifflett, a true                                              See WHITE, page 5
couple divided their time between       Beck. When Ed Chabot traveled           Greenbelt neighbor.
Greenbelt and their home in the         to Bosnia, Carol called his par-                           – Marat Moore
                                        ents to alert them about an open                                                                                            Congregation
peaceful community of Piney
Point, Md. A devoted family man                                                                                                                                     Mishkan Torah
and a beloved neighbor, Mr.                                                                                                                   10 Ridge Road, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770, 301-474-4223
Shifflett spent long hours trim-                                                                                                              Rabbi Jonathan Cohen            Cantor Phil Greenfield
ming the hedges of 19 Court Hill-                                                                                                          A warm, comfortable and involved congregation
side, as well as the extensive pub-                                                                                                        Creative nursery school for two to four year olds
lic hedges across Hillside Road.                                                                                                           Pre-K to post-confirmation education program
In the court he mowed neighbors’                                                                                                           First year school FREE for one child
lawns, shoveled their snow, pruned                                                                                                         Reconstructionist/Conservative affiliation
their trees and always had a kind                                                                                                                      www.mishkantorah.org
word for everyone.                                                                                                                  Services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
    Mr. Shifflett is survived by his                                                                                                   Family, 7:30 first Friday of the month
wife, Betty; daughter Dorothy
Chrismer; son Dean Shifflett; son-
in-law Ron Chrismer; daughter-in-                                                                                         Greenbelt Community Church
law Paula Eardley; brother Will-                                                                                                                 UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
iam Shifflett; four sisters: Winifred   MASS SCHEDULE:
Daves, Opal Mitchell, Margie                                    Sunday 8, 9:30, 11 a.m.                                                                         Hillside & Crescent Roads
Schinner and Sue Long; and                                                                                                                                     Phone: 301-474-6171 mornings
                                                                   Saturday 5 p.m.                                                                                www.greenbelt.com/gccucc/
grandsons Jeffrey Chrismer and
Wesley Shifflett. Two brothers,                             Daily Mass: As announced                                                                                   Sunday Worship
Norwood and Ronald Shifflett,                    Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:45-4:45 p.m.                                                                    10:15 a.m.
                                                          Rev. Thomas F. Crowley, Pastor                                                                             Daniel Hamlin, Pastor
preceded him in death.
    The funeral was held on De-                        Rev. R. Scott Hurd, Pastoral Associate                                    "A church of the open mind, the warm heart,
cember 27 at Borgwardt Funeral                                   Part Time Ministry                                                the aspiring soul, and the social vision..."
Home with interment following at
Greenbelt Cemetery.                            ST. HUGH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
    Memorial contributions may be                      135 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, Md.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       An inclusive congregation!




made to Prince George’s County
Hospice, 11700 Beltsville Dr., Ste.                                                                                                  7010 Glenn Dale Road
100, Beltsville, MD 20705.                     HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH                                                            (Lanham-Severn Road & Glenn Dale Road)
                                                                                                                                     301-262-3285 | rector@stgeo.org | www.stgeo.org
                                                      6905 Greenbelt Road • 301-345-5111
Annie Roberta Butler                                    Sunday         8:00 a.m. Worship                                 Sundays:            8:00 am      Simple, quiet Mass
   Former Greenbelter Annie                                            8:45 a.m. Fellowship                                                  9:00 am      Christian education for all ages
Roberta Butler of Laurel died on                                       9:15 a.m. Sunday School                                              10:00 am      Sung Mass with organ and folk
                                                                       9:15 a.m. Bible Class                                                              music, ASL interpreted
January 1, 2004. She and her late
                                                                      10:30 a.m. Worship                                                      1:30 pm     Signed Mass (last Sunday of each
husband Floyd raised five sons on                                                                                                                         month only)
Gardenway.       They lived in                          Wednesday      7:30 p.m. Evening Worship
                                                                                                                         Wednesdays:         7:00 pm      Simple, quiet Mass
Greenbelt over 30 years.
   She is survived by sons
Charles, Douglas, Wayne, Glenn
and Roscoe Butler, five grandchil-             Fax 301-220-0694 • E-mail myholycross@erols.com                                                          STOP, LOOK and LISTEN
dren and three great-grandchildren,                                                                                                                      to the beauty of the world around you.
many relatives and friends.                               "Open Door, Open Heart, Open Mind!"
   Funeral services were held at                                                                                                                        "Verily, in the creation of the heavens and
Fort Lincoln Cemetery Mauso-                   UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
                                               Mowatt Memorial United Methodist Church                                                                  the earth, and in the alternation of night and
leum, Brentwood, on Tuesday,                                                                                                                            day, and the ships which sail through the sea
January 6, 2004. Interment was in                                                  40 Ridge Road, Greenbelt                                            with that which is of use to mankind, and the
Fort Lincoln Cemetery.                                                                     301-474-9410                                             water (rain) which God sends down from the
                                                                                           SUNDAY                                                sky and makes the earth alive therewith after its
                                                                              Sunday School                 9:45 am        death, and the living creatures of all kinds that He has scattered therein,
                                                                                Talk & Listen (Coffee Hr.) 10:15 am
                                                                                                                           and in the veering of winds and clouds which are held between the sky
      Baha'i Faith                                                            Worship Service              11:00 am
                                                                                                                           and the earth, are indeed signs for people of understanding."
                                            HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE            Tues. Lectionary Study    7:00 am                                                            – The Holy Qur'an, 2:164
  Greenbelt Baha’i Community                www.gbgm-UMC.org/mowatt           Wed. Prayer Meeting       7:00 pm
          P.O. Box 245                                                        Third Friday, Games Night 7:30 pm            That was the timeless message sent down to the Prophet Muhammed
      Greenbelt, MD 20770                                                                                                  (peace be upon him) nearly 1400 years ago. That's what Muslims
  301-345-2918    301-220-3160                            Rev. DaeHwa Park, Pastor                                         believe, how about you? For more information about Islam, contact
                                                             Jan. 11, Baptism of the Lord
             www.bahai.org/                            Sermon Title: Holy Spirit in a Bodily Form                          301-982-9463 or visit www.islamworld.net.
                                                                   Friendship Dinner
Thursday, January 8, 2004                                                      GREENBELT NEWS REVIEW                                                                                Page 5


         Mary Alice
          Carroll
       A memorial service for
    Mary Alice Carroll will be
    held in the Terrace Room
                                                               City Information
    of Greenbriar on Saturday,
    January 17, 2004, from                                  CITY COUNCIL MEETING                                          OPENINGS ON BOARDS & COMMITTEES
    12:30 to 2:30 p.m.                                   Municipal Building, Council Room,                           Volunteer to serve on City Council advisory groups.
       Ms. Carroll served as                             Monday, January 12, 2004, 8:00 p.m.                                       Vacancies exist on the:
    secretary of the Phase II
                                                                                                                             Advisory Committee on Education
    Board of Directors of
                                          COMMUNICATIONS                                                                             Arts Advisory Board
    Greenbriar. She taught el-
                                          Presentations                                                                     Park and Recreation Advisory Board
    ementary school and was
    a member of state and na-                 - Charlestowne North                                                          Senior Citizens Advisory Committee
    tional educators associa-                 - Acquisition of Sunrise Property                                                  Youth Advisory Committee
    tions. She was a member                   - Awards from Citizens Concerned with A Cleaner County
    of the city’s Advisory                      Proclamation                                                               For more information, please call 301-474-8000.
    Committee on Education.
                                          Petitions and Requests (Petitions received at the meeting will not
                                          be acted upon by the City Council at this meeting unless Council                   MEETINGS FOR JANUARY 12-16
                                          waives its Standing Rules.)                                            Monday, January 12, 8:00pm, Regular City Council Meet-
WHITE                                     *Committee Reports (Items on the Consent Agenda marked by *
                                              will be approved as recommended by staff, subject to removal
                                                                                                                 ing, “live on Channel 71.”

continued from page 4                         from the Consent Agenda by Council.)                               Monday, January 12, 7:00pm, Recycling and Environment
                                              - Advisory Planning Board and Park & Recreation Advi               Advisory Committee, Greenbelt Community Center.
think she was at work or at Mrs.
                                              sory Board, Report #03-06 (Lake Watershed Assessment)
Wilson’s. Mrs. Wilson was my
mom’s best friend and she spent               - Park & Recreation Advisory Board, Report #04-01
                                                                                                                 Wednesday, January 14, 8:00pm, Council Work Session,
many wonderful times at the                   (Skateboard Park)
                                                                                                                 re: Newspaper Racks and Standing Rules, Greenbelt Com-
beach with her, her family and our
family. This may have been her            LEGISLATION                                                            munity Center.
way of dealing with where she             OTHER BUSINESS
really was. Her long battle with               Award of Purchase of Red Light Camera Services and                Wednesday, January 14, 7:30pm, Public Hearing Greenbelt
emphysema ended during the late           Memorandum of Understanding                                            Board of Appeals, Greenbelt Community Center.
evening of December 30, 2003.
   I will miss her.                            Application for Transfer of Liquor License – Chipotle Mexican
                    – Karen White         Restaurant                                                             Thursday, January 15, 7:00pm, Advisory Committee on
                                               Report on City Snow Removal on Walkways                           Trees, Greenbelt Community Center, Senior Classroom. All
                                               Metro Ramps Feasibility Study – Staff Briefing                    interested persons invited to attend. Info:301-474-8004.
                                               *Community Center Bas-Reliefs – Grant Application to
                                          Maryland Historical Trust
                                                                                                                           NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
                                               *Letters of Support on Behalf of PJ Siegel
Sturdivant Elected                                                                                                                Greenbelt Board of Appeals
                                               *Letter of Interest to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
To Regional Council                                                                                              Notice is hereby given that the Greenbelt Board of Appeals
    James L. Sturdivant, member                *Resignations from Advisory Groups
of the Greenbelt Baha´i commu-                 *Reappointments to Advisory Groups                                will hold a public hearing on January 14, 2004 at 7:30 pm
nity, was elected to the nine-mem-        MEETINGS                                                               in the Greenbelt Community Center (Senior/Conference/
ber Regional Baha´i Council of            NOTE: This is a preliminary agenda, subject to change. Regular         Gallery), 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt MD on the following
the Southern States. The council                                                                                 Variance applications:
                                          Council meetings are open to the public, and all interested citizens
is responsible for administrative
and spiritual leadership activities       are invited to attend. If special accommodations are required for
                                                                                                                     I.    An application filed by Travis & Woosbeth McNeil for
for 16 southern states and the            any disabled person, please call 301-474-8000 no later than 10 a.m.              consideration of a request for a variance on premises located
District of Columbia. The mid-            on the meeting day. Deaf individuals are advised to use MD                       at 6601 Springcrest Drive. The applicant is requesting
November election was held by             RELAY at 711 or e-mail kgallagher@ci.greenbelt.md.us to reach                    permission to encroach 7 feet into the required 25-foot yard
secret ballot by members of some          the City Clerk.                                                                  setback for the purpose of constructing a deck.
350 local administrative bodies
called Local Spiritual Assemblies.                                                                                   II. An application filed by Chipotle Restaurant/Cherrywood
Baha´i elections are held without                                                                                        LLC for consideration of a request for a variance on premises
nominations or campaigns. Bal-                                                                                           located at 5506G Cherrywood Lane. The applicant is
lots are cast privately in a prayer-
                                              FOREST PRESERVE TASK FORCE                                                 requesting permission to encroach 3.5 feet into the required
ful setting.                              In October, the City Council adopted an ordinance to establish a               10-foot side yard setback for the purpose of installing
    For the past 27 years                 Forest Preserve program for Greenbelt. At its December 15                      awnings with logo images.
Sturdivant has served as a member         meeting, the Council adopted a resolution establishing a Forest                   For more information call 301-345-5417
of the Greenbelt Baha´i Spiritual         Preserve Task Force for the purpose of providing advisory
Assembly. He represents that              guidance to the Council in formulating management and
body as a member of the                   maintenance documents for the Forest Preserve, as well as making            GREENBELT MUNICIPAL/PUBLIC ACCESS
Greenbelt Interfaith Leadership
                                          recommendations for the designation of Forest Preserve areas.                          CHANNEL 71
Association (GILA). Members of
GILA speak and act for the faith          It is expected that the Task Force will meet at least monthly for a
communities of Greenbelt and as           period of up to two years.                                             MUNICIPAL ACCESS 301-474-8000: Monday, January 12 at 8pm:
a group actively promote and              The Task Force will comprise eleven members, five of whom              Regular City Council Meeting “live” Tuesday & Thursday, January
host interfaith activities.               will be appointed from the membership of City Council advisory         13 & 15th: 6:00pm “ACE Reading Club-Greenbelt Elementary 2nd
                                          boards designated in the resolution. The other six members will        Grade” 6:30pm “From the Three Greenbelt Towns, Lessons for Today’s
     Paint Branch Unitarian               serve at large. They must be residents of the City and may not         Community Builders” 7:45pm “Your Board at Work-Part 2” 8:30pm
      Universalist Church                 be current members of City Council advisory boards or                  “Replay of Regular Council Meeting of 1/12”
       3215 Powder Mill Road,             committees.                                                            PUBLIC ACCESS: 301-507-6581 Wednesday & Friday, January 14
  Beltsville/Adelphi (301-937-3666)       Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment as an at-           & 16: 7pm “Public Safety” 7:30pm University of Maryland Repetoire
      Welcomes you to our open,                                                                                  Orchestra” 8:45pm ERHS presents “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”
        nurturing community               large member of the Task Force should send a written expression
          January 11, 10 a.m.
                                          of interest to Kathleen Gallagher, City Clerk, no later than January
        "Adlerian Psychology:             30, 2004, at 25 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD, 20770, or                            DONATION DROP-OFF
        A Psychology for UUs"             kgallagher@ci.greenbelt.md.us. Please briefly describe the basis
   by guest speaker Barbara Fairfield,                                                                                  Saturday, January 10, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
               therapist                  of your interest and experience for serving on the Forest Preserve      Parking lot between City Office and Community Center
                         Barbara Wells,   Task Force, and give appropriate contact information for reaching
                     Jaco B. ten Hove,                                                                            The American Rescue Workers accepts donations of
                          co-ministers    you for an interview during February.
                                                                                                                   usable Household Goods (clothing, furniture, small
                                                                                                                  appliances, curtains, towels, bedding, books, puzzles
                                                       FALL GED COURSE                                                                   and toys.)
                                                                                                                    For further information contact the City of Greenbelt
                                          Greenbelt CARES begins the WINTER 10-WEEK-GED COURSE                               Recycling Office at 301-474-8303.
          Catholic                        on Tuesday, January 13, 2004. Course for Greenbelt residents is
        Community                         free, $150 for non-Greenbelt residents. Students will be required to
                                          purchase calculators and textbooks as well. Classes are held every              Attention City of Greenbelt Woodworkers
        of Greenbelt                                                                                               Seasoned Roughed Sawn Lumber from City trees is
                                          Tuesday and Thursday, for 10 weeks in the Municipal Building.
           MASS                           GED I begins 10:30 - 12:30, GED II begins 1:00 - 3:00.                   available. This includes oak, maple and sweetgum.
       Sundays 10 A.M.                    For enrollment information, call CARES, 345-6660, ext. 144 or email:    Cost is $1.50 a board foot. For information, contact Bill
      Municipal Building                  jhering@ci.greenbelt.md.us.                                                     Phelan at Public Works at 301-474-8004.
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                    POLICE BLOTTER
  Based on information released by the Greenbelt Police Department. Dates and times are those
                        when police were first contacted about incidents.
                                                                                                                                     Senior Resource of the Month
                                                                                                                                           GovBenefits.gov
             Assault                phernalia. An officer observed a                         Chief Craze Named                          by Christal Parker Batey, Community Resource Advocate
    Beltway Plaza Mall, Decem-      suspicious occupied vehicle in a
ber 27, 11:08 p.m., several indi-   parking lot. Located in the ve-
                                                                                             To IACP Body
viduals were removed by the         hicle was paraphernalia com-                                The Greenbelt Police Depart-              GovBenefits.gov is the first government-wide resource for
management of the AMC 8 The-        monly used to smoke marijuana.                           ment has announced that Chief           citizen benefits. It is a website that helps people determine
aters for entering the theater      The man was released on cita-                            James R. Craze has been ap-             if they or someone they are helping may be eligible to re-
without paying. One of the in-      tion pending trial.                                      pointed to the Executive Com-           ceive government benefits or assistance. GovBenefits.gov
dividuals threatened to fight                      Theft                                     mittee of the International Asso-       helps people access benefit eligibility information and con-
with the manager and refused de-       6500 block Greenbelt Road,                            ciation of Chiefs of Police             duct eligibility screening through a free, confidential and
mands to leave the premises in      December 26, police stopped a                            (IACP).                                 easy to use online questionnaire. Launched in April 2002,
the presence of police. As the      vehicle for a registration viola-                           The Executive Committee is           GovBenefits.gov consolidates information about hundreds of
officer was escorting the indi-     tion. A computer check revealed                          the policy-making body of the           government benefits and assistance programs including fed-
viduals from the property, one of   that the operator’s driving privi-                       IACP and is responsible for de-         eral and state programs, previously spread across nearly 31
them assaulted him and resisted     lege was suspended in Maryland                           veloping the means by which the         million web pages. New programs are regularly added to the
arrest. Two other individuals       and that the tags on the vehicle                         association provides leadership         site.
came to the aid of the suspect      had been reported stolen to the                          in the world of law enforcement.            There are three easy ways to search for government ben-
and hindered the officer’s at-      U. S. Park Police. A nonresident                         Craze will head the “Group 3"           efits for people or someone they are helping: 1) search all
tempt to place the suspect into     woman was arrested and charged                           region of Maryland, New Jersey          programs – answer questions about the situation and find all
custody. A nonresident woman        with driving while suspended                             and Delaware. His term will ex-         the benefit programs that may be applicable; 2) search spe-
was arrested and charged with       and another nonresident woman                            pire in 2005.                           cific programs – search by benefits program categories, an-
disorderly conduct and released     was arrested and charged with                               Craze, a 32-year veteran of          swer questions related to those categories and find benefits
on citation pending trial. A non-   theft under $500. Both women                             the Greenbelt Police Department,        programs that may be applicable; 3) keyword search – search
resident youth was charged on       were released on citations pend-                         served as the president of the          by keyword for benefits programs administered at the federal
petition with disorderly conduct    ing trial.                                               Police Chief’s Association of           and state levels.
and released pending action by                   Vandalism                                   Prince George’s County in 2000.             GovBenefits.gov helps any citizen, social service case-
the Juvenile Justice System. An-       7900 block Mandan Road,                               In 2003 he served as the presi-         worker, person working for a professional or faith-based or-
other nonresident youth was         December 23, 1:12 a.m., a bank                           dent of the Maryland Chiefs of          ganization, community center, library, college or university.
charged on petition with assault,   of mailboxes was vandalized and                          Police Association.                     Federal, state or local benefits agency or other interested
resisting arrest, disorderly con-   the locks broken. It is unknown                                                                  party determine the full spectrum of benefits and assistance
duct and theft and was released     if any mail was taken.                                                                           programs that are available. Whether it is a direct payment,
to a parent pending action by             Counterfeit Currency                                  A 1998 Dodge Caravan was             loan, insurance, training or other assistance, there may be a
the Juvenile Justice System.           Greenway Center, December                             recovered by the Prince George’s        government program that can help.
            Burglary                23, 10:10 p.m., a counterfeit                            County police with no arrest.               The categories of benefits are: caregivers, children, disabil-
    7400 block Greenbelt Road,      $100 bill was used to purchase                              Thefts from, vandalisms to           ity, disaster assistance, education, employment, farming, food
December 27, 3:21 a.m., at-         merchandise at Theresa’s Garden                          and attempted thefts of vehicles        and nutrition, health care, housing, parents, retirement, senior
tempted commercial burglary.        Center.                                                  were reported in the following          citizens, teaching and research, taxpayers, veterans and more.
              Drugs                            Vehicle Crimes                                areas: Beltway Plaza Mall (two              For more information visit www.GovBenefits.gov. Anyone
    9100 block Springhill Lane,        The following vehicles were                           incidents), 47 Court Ridge Road         who would like to access this service but does not have a
December 25, 11:04 p.m., police     stolen: a red 2001 Plymouth                              (three incidents), 2 court              computer can contact Christal Parker Batey, Community Re-
stopped a suspicious vehicle and    Voyager van, Maryland tags                               Westway (two incidents), 1 Court        source Advocate, City of Greenbelt Assistance in Living Pro-
one of the occupants was found      M779746, December 27, from the                           Southway (two incidents), 7900          gram at 301-474-8000, ext. 2012.
to be in possession of suspected    5800 block Cherrywood Lane;                              block Lakecrest Drive, 6400
marijuana and CDS parapherna-       and a silver 2000 BMW 323                                block Ivy Lane, 6500 block
lia. A resident man was arrested    CIC, Georgia tags 8470APZ, De-                           Capitol Drive, 7200 block
and charged with possession of      cember 28, from the 6600 block                           Mandan Road, 6900 block
marijuana and possession of CDS     Lake Park Drive.                                         Hanover Parkway, 5800 block          New Organization Artwork on Display
paraphernalia and was released         Greenbelt police recovered a                          Cherrywood Lane, 5900 block
on citation pending trial.          1990 Chevrolet Lumina and a                              Cherrywood Terrace, 6000 block
                                                                                                                                  For Education    At Research Refuge
    7700 block Mandan Road,         1998 Kia Sportage. A warrant                             Springhill Drive, 6200 block              Prince George’s County busi-        The artist on display for the
December 30, 6:10 p.m., a resi-     has been issued in the theft of                          Springhill Court and 6100 block      ness and education leaders will       month of January in the
dent man was arrested and           the Sportage. A vehicle tag was                          Breezewood Drive.                    conduct a press briefing on           Patuxent Research Refuge Na-
charged with possession of para-    also recovered.                                                                               Monday January 12 to announce         tional Wildlife Visitor Center’s
                                                                                                                                  formation of a new organization       Hollingsworth Gallery is Monica
                                                                                                                                  designed to mobilize the              Marcu. Marcu specializes in
   The Department is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and                                    county’s business community to        paintography, or photography
   conviction of a suspect in any of the unsolved crimes reported in the blotter. Citizens may                                                                          enhanced by brush strokes.
                                                                                                                                  advocate on behalf of public
   anonymously report suspected drug activity by calling the Drug Tip Line at 301-507-6522.
                                                                                                                                  education. The Prince George’s           Marcu began taking photo-
                                                                                                                                  Business-Education Alliance,          graphs as a young girl but did
                                                                                                                                  which includes major firms and        not begin studying photography
ACCIDENT                    continued from page 1                                            Explore Abroad                       business organizations, will work     until a few years ago. Since
                                                                                             As Exchange Student                  to secure the financial support       then she has won several honors,
young girl who was then flown       The truck was coming from the                               Between the ages of 15 and        needed for county schools and         including being accepted for in-
by helicopter to the trauma cen-    North End, headed for the public                         18? Still in high school? Inter-     colleges to provide a world-class     clusion in “Best of Photography”
ter at Children’s Hospital in       works facility at the end of the                         ested in being an exchange stu-      education for all students and to     for 2001 and 2002. She is a
Washington, D.C.         Officer    work day. Both the driver and                            dent in one of 15 countries, in-     improve public perceptions of         member of several professional
Mathews told Pena, who was still    passenger were treated for minor                         cluding Canada, Mexico, Japan,       the school system.                    societies, including the Photo-
on the scene, that he’d just re-    injuries and released.                                   China, Taiwan, Thailand, Brazil,          Speakers at the press briefing   graphic Society of America, the
ceived word that the girl had          Through traffic along Cres-                           Chile, Australia or New Zealand?     will include Hubert “Petey”           Maryland Federation of Art, the
died also.                          cent Road was diverted for about                         ASSE International Student Ex-       Green, president of the Prince        National Geographic Society and
   The crew of the medium-sized     three hours following the acci-                          change Program is looking for        George’s Black Chamber of             The Nature Conservancy.
public works truck towing a leaf    dent.                                                    exchange students to live with a     Commerce; Dr. André J. Hornsby,          Marcu says her photography
vacuum had been out all day            (Judy Bell also contributed to                        caring host family while attend-     CEO of the Prince George’s            shows her view of nature and
vacuuming leaves that residents     this article.)                                           ing high school and learning         County Public Schools; Dr.            through it she strives to remind
had piled along city streets.                                                                about the language and people        Ronald A. Williams, president of      people to remember the wonder
                                                                                             of the host country. Call 1-800-     Prince George’s Community Col-        and greatness surrounding them.
                                                                                             677-2773 or log on to website        lege and County Councilmember         She has a strong conservation
                                                                                             www.asse.com for an application.     Thomas P. Hendershot.                 ethic. Sickly as a child, she
                                                                                                                                       The Alliance will outline its    credits nature for her current ro-
                                                                                             Drama Scholarships                   agenda for the coming year in-        bust good health. She encour-
                                                                                                                                  cluding plans to work for full        ages all who are stressed and
                                                                                             Are Available                        funding by the Maryland General       tired to take advantage of
                                                                                                NVTA, a non-profit organiza-                                            nature’s restoring bounty. So
                                                                                                                                  Assembly of the Bridge to Excel-
                                                                                             tion of community theaters in the                                          take her advice and visit the
                                                                                                                                  lence Act, commonly known as
                                                                                             Washington, D.C. metropolitan                                              Patuxent Research Refuge for a
                                                                                                                                  the Thornton Bill. The group
                                                                       PHOTO BY TOM CARTER




                                                                                             area, announces its eighth annual                                          nature walk. While there, stop
                                                                                                                                  also will release the results of a
                                                                                             scholarships for high school se-                                           by to look at Marcu’s exhibit in
                                                                                                                                  recent public opinion survey of
                                                                                             niors interested in performance or                                         the gallery.
                                                                                                                                  Prince George’s residents on edu-
                                                                                             technical theater. A $1,000 per-                                              The National Wildlife Visitor
                                                                                                                                  cation and other issues. The
                                                                                             formance scholarship in drama or                                           Center is located off Powder Mill
                                                                                                                                  briefing will be held at 10:30
                                                                                             musical theater will be awarded                                            Road between the Baltimore-
                                                                                                                                  a.m. in the Planetarium at the
                                                                                             as well as a $1,000 technical                                              Washington Parkway and Rte.
The extent of the damage to the Honda Civic in the fatal accident is                                                              Howard B. Owens Science Cen-
                                                                                             scholarship in either set design,                                          197, just south of Laurel. For
seen from a different angle here.                                                                                                 ter.
                                                                                             costuming, lighting or makeup/                                             more information, visit http://
                                                                                             hair design. The application                                               patuxent.fws.gov or call 301-497-
                                                                                             deadline is February 9. For infor-                                         5763.
    GIVE BLOOD 1-800-GIVE-LIFE                                                               mation call Anne Ridgway at
                                                                                             703-330-2787, ext. 13.
Thursday, January 8, 2004                                                                       GREENBELT NEWS REVIEW                                                                             Page 9

NEW YEAR                    continued from page 1                                                                                     We heard that ticket sales
                                                                                                                                  were up for this event and that         Herling’s Top 10
                                                                                                                                  they had run out of wrist bands           All evening at Greenbelt
                                                         the venue operated by the            the band quickly resumed play.
                                                                                                                                  for sale at the door and had had      New Year 2004 designated
                                                         Greenbelt Museum.                    (Suggestion: New Year’s Eve is
                                                                     Don Bridges              not a time for speech-making,       to use ones from a previous year.     Master of Ceremonies Konrad
                                                                                                                                  However, I thought the crowd in       Herling worked on his top 10
                                                             There were only a few noisy      but it would be appropriate to
                                                                                                                                  the gym was smaller, if anything.     list of reasons that tell you
                                                         listeners to Don Bridges music       give recognition to the Greenbelt
                                                         when we arrived. Strewn across       New Year Chair Patti Brothers,      Later I checked with Julie            when you have lived in
                                                                                                                                  McHale, recreation assistant di-      Greenbelt too long. Unfortu-
                                                         the floor were a variety of tam-     the volunteer committee and
                                                                                                                                  rector of programs. The final         nately, the celebrating crowd,
                                                         bourines and other noisemakers       others who make the evening
                                                         in the shape of fruits and veg-      happen. If done, however, it        sales count is still not in, but      armed with horns and rattles,
                                                                                                                                  sales were around 900, about 100      was in no mood to hear
                                                         etables or whatever. So we           should be during a band break
                                PHOTOS BY LINDA SIADYS




                                                                                                                                  more than last year. Sales were       speeches, even from Herling,
                                                         picked up the instruments of our     and not at the countdown for the
                                                         choice and joined the other noisy    New Year.)                          very slow until after Christmas,      and few heard his list, which
                                                                                                                                  she said. This year, however, ad-     we have printed below along
                                                         listeners beating time to Bridges                 Midnight
                                                                                                                                  vance tickets were sold at the        with his attribution of author-
                                                         songs with our clanging, ringing        Finally the score clock on the
                                                         instruments. We found Bridges’       wall to the left of the band,       Co-op Supermarket and after           ship.
                                                                                                                                  Christmas over 500 tickets were            1. You bought your last
                                                         music to be enjoyable and were       which had been counting down
                                                                                                                                  sold there making that change in      suit from S. Klein’s (Herling)
                                                         surprised the audience wasn’t        all evening, began to count in
The children enjoyed a chance                            larger. Perhaps the lateness of      tenths of seconds and then it       sales procedures a great success.          2. You know your way
to get a “wacky hairdo.”                                                                                                          McHale couldn’t comment on            anywhere in Greenbelt (Jim
                                                         the evening had something to do      was the New Year and the crowd
                                                                                                                                  the size of the crowd at the          Giese)
                                                         with it as the number of little      erupted in celebration. From the
                                                         ones roaming about was rapidly       ceiling a measly (in my estima-     Community Center because she               3. You remember when
it snaked to the door.                                                                                                            was not there, but she felt that
    John Hill was as enjoyable as                        dwindling.                           tion) bunch of balloons fell onto                                         women couldn’t wear shorts
                                                                                                                                  the crowd at the Youth Center         in the Roosevelt Center
we had found him previous years                              Bridges continued playing an     the crowd which happily began
                                                         extra 15 minutes, but ended his      pummeling them back and forth       where the teens gathered was          (Herling)
as he played and sang a wide                                                                                                      larger, much like a grad night,
selection of popular tunes. We                           program at about 11:30.              until they broke. The band con-                                                4. You remember when
                                                                                                                                  she said. She also said that the      men couldn’t be bare chested
also enjoyed talking with old                                It was then time for the grand   tinued to jump and played for a
                                                         finale in the gym with DC Mo-        good while longer. (Once again      band at the Greenbelt Arts Cen-       at the swimming pool (unless
friends who joined us at our                                                                                                      ter, Adrenaline, was a big draw
table. Konrad Herling, now a                             tors. The place was jumping.         it would have been nice if they                                           swimming in the pool).
                                                                                                                                  and that when its performance         (Tom Hieber and daughter
city councilmember, stopped by                           As usual, by this time of the        had played just one slow tune
                                                         evening, seats were hard to come     for the lovers in the crowd.)       ended there was a large influx        Janet)
to chat. He was working on                                                                                                        into the Youth Center. Unfortu-
what he would say as Master of                           by, even though most of the                                                                                         5. You can remember
                                                                                                                                  nately, a second band cancelled       when your tax bill went
Ceremonies for the event. He                             crowd was up front jumping to
                                                         the beat of the band. We found                                           out from the Arts Center that         down (Jim Giese)
was preparing a top ten list of                                                                                                   evening.
reasons why you know that you                            ourselves near the oldest volun-                                                                                    6. You think the “Cen-
                                                                                                                                              Fireworks                 ter” is the center of the uni-
have lived in Greenbelt too long.                        teer of the evening at 94, Flo-
                                                         rence Holly. I asked her how                                                 Missing from this year’s fes-     verse (Jackie Downs)
We gave him some ideas – some                                                                                                     tivities were the fireworks. We
worthy, some not.                                        her volunteer job had gone. She                                                                                     7. It takes two hours to
                                                                                                                                  had commended the beauty of           shop at Co-op (Dan Hamlin)
    At around 10:30, we decided                          told me it had been a snap.
                                                             At about ten of midnight, the                                        the displays held in prior years           8. You remember when
to check out other venues. We                                                                                                     and missed their presence this
had already received a good re-                          band, with difficulty, was stopped                                                                             you could shop at North End
                                                                                                                                  year. The budget for city special     (don’t recall)
view of the John Guernsey Jazz                           from playing and Konrad Herling
                                                         came on stage to say a few                                               events for the current fiscal year         9. When you know the
Group playing at the New Deal                                                                                                     had been cut by $3,000 and the
Café, but didn’t feel like don-                          words. By this time, recreation                                                                                “Little Miss Greenbelt” who’s
                                                                                                                                  fireworks were the event chosen       just moved to Green Ridge
ning coats to get over there. So                         employees had passed out the
                                                         necessary rattles and horns for                                          for elimination. I am told that       House (Kevin Hammett)
we headed for the room in which                                                                                                   fireworks are an important part
Don Bridges was offering family                          bringing in the New Year and                                                                                       10. When you call the
                                                                                                                                  of the New Year’s celebration         weekly newspaper The Coop-
music. On the way we checked                             there was pandemonium. Only a
                                                         few of us tried to listen to                                             among Hispanics and their popu-       erator (Dan Hamlin).
to see if we could still get a                                                                                                    larity at this time of year is
wacky hairdo or make a crown,                            Herling and the din prevented
                                                                                                                                  growing. However, the early
but we were too late. Bernie                             that from happening. Herling
                                                         quickly realized that the time                                           hour of the city display did not     What the best answer is for fu-
was able to get an historic felt                                                              Nevin, 21 months, found a part-     seem to me to be an appropriate      ture fireworks, I don’t know, but
hat for the celebration with the                         was not right for his presence on    ner and enjoyed dancing to the      time for them and the crowd          we, for two, surely did enjoy
help of Katie Scott-Childress at                         stage and quickly departed as        music of Trinadad and Tobago.       watching them was quite small.       them.



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“I Have a Dream”                           Some Refinancing City Notes                   Legion Launches
At Playhouse                               Costs Deductible
   The Publick Playhouse in
                                                             During the week of December Support Website
                                               Taxpayers who took advan-            29 the main focus of the Public           The American Legion, re-
                                                                                                                                                                     RATES
Cheverly presents “Dr Martin               tage of this year’s low interest         Works Department was staffing         sponding to increasing public in-         CLASSIFIED: $3.00
Luther King, Jr. - I Have a                rates to refinance their mortgage        additional trucks to clean up the     terest unveiled a new section of       minimum       for   ten
Dream” on Wednesday, January               may be eligible to deduct some           extra volumes of refuse and recy-     its Internet website that answers      words. 15¢ for each
14 at 10 a.m. and noon. Audi-              costs associated with their loans        cling. Also, several crewmembers      the question: “How can I support       additional word. Sub-
ences will come to know Dr.                on their 2003 federal tax return         were involved in preparations for     our men and women in uni-              mit ad with payment to
Martin Luther King, Jr. anew in            next year.                               Greenbelt’s New Year celebration.     form?”                                 the News Review office
an original musical production                 Taxpayers who itemize may            Two crewmembers worked with               Visitors to www.legion.org can     by 10 p.m. Tuesday,
that conveys both the sensitivity          deduct the “points” paid to ob-          the Recreation Department staff       click the “Support Our Troops”         or to the News Review
and foresight of this heroic               tain a home mortgage as interest.        through the night to ensure the       link to find ways to reach out to      drop box in the Co-op
leader. There is a fee. For infor-         They may deduct the points on            success of the celebration.           U.S. service members and their         grocery store before 7
mation call 301-277-1710; TTY              the mortgage related to a home               The facilities maintenance        families, become a participant in      p.m. Tuesday, or mail
301-277-0312.                              purchase or a home improvement           crew replaced ceiling tiles in the    prayer, or for volunteer opportu-      to 15 Crescent Rd.,
                                           in the year paid but for other           Senior Game Room at the Com-          nities, blood donations or mak-        Suite 100, Greenbelt,
Plants from Guianas                        loans such as a refinanced mort-         munity Center, replaced damaged       ing scholarship contributions.         MD 20770.
                                           gage they must deduct the points         floor tiles in the Nursery School                                               BOXED: $8.10 col-
At Botanic Garden                                                                   classroom in the Community
                                                                                                                              The American Legion’s Fam-
   Learn about ornamental and              over the life of the loan.                                                     ily Support Network is a key           umn inch. Minimum
                                               To figure the annual deduc-          Center, assisted the streets crew     program providing crucial aid to       1.5 inches ($12.15).
medicinal plants from the                                                           and contractor with forming and
Guianas on Friday, January 16              tion amount, divide the total                                                  spouses and children of military       Deadline 10 p.m. Mon-
                                           points paid by the number of             pouring concrete for the new          personnel. Through the Family          day.
from noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S.                                                     natural gas filling station at Pub-
Botanic Garden. Dr. Robert A.              payments to be made over the                                                   Support Network, local posts              NEEDED: Please in-
                                           life of the loan. Usually, this in-      lic Works and assisted with           adopt military families by help-       clude name, phone
DeFilipps frequently conducted                                                      preparation for the New Year’s
plant research in the Guianas and          formation is available from the                                                ing to pay bills, providing            number and address
                                           lender. For example, a home-             Eve celebration.                      childcare and other services.          with ad copy. Ads not
will lecture on his recommenda-                                                         The streets crew continued
tions. The program is free and             owner who paid $2,000 in points                                                    Looking to the future, the         considered     accepted
                                           on a 30-year mortgage (360               traffic control by flagging for the   American Legion September 11th         until published.
registration must be made by                                                        construction crew working on
calling 202-226-4082.                      monthly payments) could deduct                                                 Memorial Scholarship Fund is
                                           $5.56 per payment or a total of          Hanover Parkway and assisted          being funded to ensure the chil-
                                           $66.72 for 12 payments. Tax-             and supervised the contractor         dren of active-duty service mem-
Community Service                          payers may deduct points only            who installed the island for the      bers killed following September
Grants Available                           for those payments actually              natural gas pumps at Public           11, 2001, including during Op-        "MY HUSBAND IS AMAZING!"
                                                                                    Works.
   The Bubel/Aiken Foundation              made in the tax year.
                                                                                        The parks crew picked up
                                                                                                                          eration Iraqi Freedom, will have            Amazing Husband
and Youth Service America have                 A taxpayer who uses part of                                                an opportunity for higher educa-
announced the availability of              the refinanced mortgage money            discarded Christmas trees             tion.                                      Handyman Service
                                                                                    throughout the city and installed
the first annual Clay Aiken Able           to pay for improvements to the
                                                                                    two benches at the Community
                                                                                                                              Greenbelt's local American Le-      Specializing in small jobs
to Serve Awards. Thirty-three              home and meets certain other re-                                               gion Post #136, located on
awards of up to $2,000 each are            quirements may generally deduct          Center.                               Greenbelt Road, is one of the larg-     Mark Gitlis – 301-441-3859
being offered to encourage                 the points associated with the               The horticulture crew cleaned     est and most active in the state.
young people between the ages              home improvements in the year            landscaped beds for the winter at
of 5 and 22 with developmental             paid, spreading out the rest of          the Community Center and
disabilities to create community           the points over the life of the          planted several Adopt-a-Trees.          Traditional                Monuments               Cremation
service projects for National and          loan.                                                                            Funerals                                           Service
                                                                                    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Global Youth Service Day on                    When refinancing for a sec-               CENTERWAY TAX
April 16 to 18 and beyond.
Award applications are available
                                           ond time or paying off a loan
                                           early a taxpayer may deduct all              & ESTATE SERVICE                      Donald V. Borgwardt
                                                                                         111 Centerway Suite 204
at www.ysa.org. The deadline               the not-yet-deducted points from
                                                                                             Roosevelt Center
                                                                                                                                               Funeral Home, P.A.
for submitting proposals is Feb-           the first refinancing when that                                                                  Family owned and operated
                                                                                            Year-Round Service
ruary 9.                                   loan is paid off.                                    NOTARY
                                               Other closing costs such as             Regina O’Brien, Enrolled Agent       4400 Powder Mill Rd.
Activity Book Helps                        appraisal fees and processing                      301-345-0272                  Beltsville, Md. 20705-2751          Pre-Need Counseling
                                           fees generally are not deductible.
Kids with Surgery                          Taxpayers with adjusted gross
                                                                                    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$                     (301) 937-1707                       By Appointment
    Former Greenbelter Marjorie            income above $139,500 ($69,750
Bergemann has written a                    if married, filing separately) also              BONDING
children’s coloring and activity
book, “Sweet Dreams at the Hos-
                                           face limits on the amount of de-
                                           ductions they can take.
                                                                                         PSYCHOTHERAPY                                  Old Greenbelt Citgo
pital,” published by the American                                                       COUNSELING CENTER
Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
                                               IRS Publication 936, “Home
                                           Mortgage Interest Deduction,”                  • Relationships/Couples
                                                                                                                                          Dave Meadows
In writing the book, Bergemann
sought to help children and their
                                           has details on deductions related
                                           to refinancing. It is available at
                                                                                          • Depression/Anxiety                                  Service Manager
parents confront their fears about                                                        • Feel better/Enjoy life
                                           the IRS website, www.irs.gov or
undergoing surgery and to under-           by calling 1-800-829-3676.                    Ginny Hurney, LCSW-C                      Maryland State Inspections
stand what they will face in the
hospital or surgical center.                                                              (301) 595-5135                                           301-474-0046
                                                                                                                            Oil Changes, Batteries
    Bergemann is a nurse anes-                                                        HELP for WOMEN and MEN
thetist who lived in Greenbelt for                                                                                          Brakes, Shocks, Tires                        20 Southway
44 years and worked at several                                                                                              Exhausts & Tune-Ups                         Greenbelt, MD
area hospitals. She is now re-                                                                                              MD State Lottery                                    20770
tired and lives in Leesburg, Va.                               American Realty                                                       • Open 24 Hours for Gas and Snacks •
    The 27-page book, illustrated
by Karen Monckton, features                                   For Sale – $129,900
pictures to color, a connect-the-                   2 Bedroom Westchester Park condo
dots, a maze and a picture-word
match game. Single copies may                      Shows like a model – No money down                                           Greenbelt Auto & Truck Repair Inc.
be ordered free of charge by
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by calling 847-692-7050, ext.                                                                                                                 Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
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CLASSIFIED
LOST AND FOUND
FOUND – Earring near 12 Court Ridge
                                              HOUSECLEANING – $40 and up.
                                              Excellent references. Supplies pro-
                                              vided. Angel, 301-262-4607.
                                                                                              REAL ESTATE RENTAL
                                                                                              BEAUTIFUL, SUNNY, HUGE 2 BR,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Leonard and Holley
                                                                                                                                                                                      Wallace
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Realty 1 In Roosevelt Center
                                                                                                                                                                                   Your Greenbelt SpecialistsSM
Road. Call 301-474-7177 to claim.             HANDYMAN – Snow removal, yard                   2 BA condo avail 2/1 in Greenbriar.                                                           Since 1986
                                              work, home repairs, cleaning, organiz-          W/D, enclosed balcony, reserved park-
LOST CAT – Monday, Dec. 29 from                                                               ing, tons of closets. 1 year lease + de-
14 Court Ridge. Large, friendly orange        ing, etc. Prices vary per hour depend-
                                              ing on the complexity of the job. CJ,           posit. All utilities included. $1300/                      Graduate - Realtor’s Institute     Certified Residential Specialist
male. Left tags at home. Please call                                                          month. Contact 301-441-1744.
301-474-7327.                                 240-354-1929.
                                              LICENSED CHILDCARE – I have one                 WANTED                                                                       Boxwood Village
NOTICE
                                              opening for a 2-year-old. Excellent ref-        WANTED – Retired kitchen appliances,              Remodeled split-foyer with modern kitchen, breakfast nook, 5 bed-
ATTENTION – GHI members and ten-              erences w/25 years experience. Call             stand mixers, fryers, processors, etc.
ants of GDC Parkway Apartments!               Nancy at 301-474-3935. License #16-                                                               rooms, 3 full bathrooms, walk-out basement and large deck. $299,900
                                                                                              Call Robert, 301-953-3921.
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                                                                                                                                                garage, fireplace, wood stove & wet bar. Backs to parkland. $274,900
TRANSFER FILM, SLIDES, PHO-
TOS to VHS or DVD. Tape repair, con-                                 DAVID HARDING
sumer editing. Photos made from vid-
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                                                                      301-262-1313                                                                                             Greenbriar
301-474-6748.                                                                                                                                   This one bedroom condominium is being renovated with new paint,
                                                                SALES • SERVICE• RENTALS                                                        carpet and more. Close to comm. center and pool. Call for info.
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big or small. Estimates. 301-731-0115.
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                                                  M           ELVIN
TRACTOR – Call Bill Barber at 301-                                                                          13405 Annapolis Road                Nearly 1/2 acre lot is adjacent to parkland. 4-car garage with gravel
860-1881. Always the best for less.                                                                        Bowie, Maryland 20720                parking area. 3br, 2.5 ba. and separate Iiving area. Just $249,900
                                                                                                               Fax: 301-262-9826
NEED HELP CREATING A PUBLI-
CATION? – 10 years experience with                            OTORS                                        Service : 301-262-4882
graphic and newspaper production, lay-                                                                                                                                     Brick Townhome
out & design, brochures, CD covers.
                                                                                                                                                Just a few steps from Roosevelt Center. This brick townhome has mod-
Also, editing and proofreading. Expe-
rience with PC and Mac. Available as a                                                                                                          ern appliances, cabinets, countertops and more. Call to See!
computer tutor! Reasonable rates. Call
Anne at 301-518-5106.                               Whether it’s a refinished basement, a vacation, or a new
                                                                                                                                                                        2 Bedroom Townhome
ERIC – INDOOR/OUTDOOR paint-
ing, drywall, patches, handyman – gut-                     family car, A Home Equity Line of Credit from                                        This home with deck and fenced yard backs to protected woodlands.
ters, carpentry, snow removal, hauling.                          Greenbelt FCU can make it happen.                                              Hardwood floors and new appliances. Coming Soon!
Winter discounts. Free estimates. No                 It’s easy to get, no fees, low closing costs, and a variable
job too big or too small. 301-675-1696
cell, 301-441-2545.                                       rate at 4% apr. Call us at 301-474-5900 for more                                                  Townhome With Large Screened Porch
                                                                        information and your application.                                       Modern European-styled kitchen with new cabinets and countertops.
CLEANING BY JACKIE – Regular
or once in a while. Free estimates. 301-                                          301-474-5900                                                  Large 11’x17’ master bedroom. Backs to common area. $141,900
441-2545                                                                 112 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD
                                                                 apr = annual percentage rate asof 12/9/03; subject to change . Rates
HARRIS LOCKSMITH – Clay Har-                                     determined by LTV and indexed to Wall Street Journal Prime Rate.
ris, Greenbelt. Phone 240-593-0828.                                                                                                                                        Brick Townhome
                                                                                                                                                Unique GHI townhome on the library end of town. Many modifications
       Home & Business                                                                                                                          and improvements. Large yard and close to Center. Coming Soon!.
        Improvements                           Licensed                                                                                 MHIC
    Remodeling-Repairs-Int. & Ext. Painting    Bonded                                                                                   #7540
       Bathrooms-Basements-Kitchens                                                                                                                          2 Bedrooms With Remodeled Kitchen
      Ceramic Tile & Laminated Floors          Insured                                                                                          New cabinets, countertop, appliances and more. Wide floor plan with
     Pressure Washing-Deck Care-Sheds
    Wisler Construction                                                                                                                         stacking w/d under stairs. Large fenced yard w/ deck & shed. $94,900
      & Painting Co.
   Serving Greenbelt since 1991
           301-345-1261                        HOME REMODELING SPECIALIST                                                                                      End Unit GHI Home With GARAGE!
   www.wislerconstruction.com                              Replacement Windows • Siding • Roofing                                               This duplex townhome has an attached garage, large corner lot and
    Owner has over 20 years experience                                                                                                          more. Walking distance to Roosevelt Center. Nice! $152,500 SOLD
   Member of the Better Business Bureau                    Repairs • Florida Rooms • Decks • Painting
               MHIC40475
                                                               Kitchens • Additions • Bathrooms
                                                             BRICK - BLOCK - CONCRETE                                                                                       Backs to Woods
                                                                                                                                                Two bedroom townhome with wood deck that backs to protected wood-
       Potpourri                                           Free Estimates/Town References
                                                                                                                                                lands. Hardwood floors and many improvements. Just $94,900
       Anonymous Christian                                       “Serving Greenbelt For 30 Years”
     support for hurting people.
    Questioning personal signi-
                                                      Call Dick Gehring            301/441-1246                                                                          2 Bedroom End Unit
   ficance? Come and meet with                             8303 58th Ave. • Berwyn Heights, MD                                                  Large, fenced yard that backs to garden area and woodlands. Wide
   other Christians who combine                                                                                                                 floorplan with newer appliances. Close to Roosevelt Center. SOLD
    prayer, scripture, praise and
         real relationships.
    Thursdays - 7:00 to 8:30 PM                                                                                                                                                Greenbriar
    at Greenbelt Baptist Church                                                                                                                 This 3 bedroom condominium has a balcony that overlooks flowers and
                                                                                                                                                other beautiful plantings. Ceramic tile floors. $119,900 SOLD


                                                                                                                                                                 Townhome with Screened Porch
                                                                                                                                                This 2 bedroom block GHI home is just steps from Roosevelt Center.
                                                                                                                                                Large floorplan with 11x17 MBR. Fenced yard & shed. $134,900 SOLD
 GREENBELT SERVICE
                                                                                                                                                                        Townhome Near USDA
      CENTER
                                                                                                                                                Enjoy quiet walks and scenic bike rides out the back door of this reno-
   Auto Repairs                                                                                                                                 vated 3 bedroom townhouse. Modern kitchen and bath $99,900

  & Road Service
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  Maryland State Inspections                                                                                                                    bedroom townhome has a modern kitchen & bath. Just $84,900 SOLD
    161 CENTERWAY ROAD
                                                                                                                                                U.C.=Under contract; seller may consider back-up offers
    GREENBELT, MD 20770
 (301)        474-8348
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KELLAHER continued from page 1                                                 Teacher Achieves                     Magnolia Elementary Brings in the Cans
                                                                               National Honor                           Magnolia El-
count with HP.                                                                    Greenbelt resident Ed Crowley     ementary School
   Recently I had the pleasure of                                              is one of 8,195 elementary and       had a very suc-
meeting Lisa to interview her for                                              secondary school teachers nation-    cessful can drive
this article and was struck by her                                             wide who achieved National           according        to
enthusiasm and love for her fam-                                               Board Certification in 2003, ac-     Wendy Deemer,
ily and this community in which                                                cording to the National Board for    counselor        at
she was raised.                                                                                                     Magnolia.




                                                                                                                                                                                          PHOTO BY WENDY DEEMER
                                                                               Professional Teaching Standards
           Athletic Family                                                     (NBPTS). This achievement                From Decem-
   The entire family was athletic;                                             brings the total number of Na-       ber 1 through 12
the parents were involved in their                                             tional Board Certified Teachers to   children at Mag-
children’s sports activities from the                                          32,130.                              nolia     brought
very beginning with the                                                           Crowley teaches Early Child-      nonperishable
Greenbelt Boys & Girls Club.                                                   hood Special Education at Fort       canned food for
Lisa was the first girl on an all-                                             Foote Elementary School. He has      the needy during
boy soccer team. She also played                                               been a teacher for seven years and   the holiday, cul- Members of the Magnolia Elementary Student
basketball. Lisa’s education be-                                               holds degrees in English (B.A.)      minating in the Council executive board: Lauren Sanders, presi-
gan at St. Hugh’s Catholic School                                              and Recreation (M.A.).               grand total of dent, Jessica Ramirez, vice president, Callie
and continued at Elizabeth Seton        Lisa Kellaher with her family –           “NBPTS celebrates and con-        1,440 cans.          Ellis, secretary, Erich Fredersdorff, treasurer,
High School in Bladensburg,             husband Ken Doolan, son Jordan,        gratulates all teachers who went         Beginning by Jennifer Kim, assistant secretary and Jordan
where she placed All MET. She           8, and daughter Taylor, 5.             through the rigorous National        sending out flyers Tillman, assistant treasurer.
attended the Catholic University                                               Board Certification process,” says   for publicity, the
of America and graduated with a         earned MVP honors at the               NBPTS Board Chair Roy E.             drive gained strength as compe-          This drive was the work of
B.A. in 1986.                           Franklin and Marshall Tourna-          Barnes.       “This impressive       tition among the classes esca- the student council which is
              Statistics                ment in 1986.                          achievement is widely recognized     lated. A long chart was put up composed of two representatives
   The following statistics are                     Growing Up                 at the national, state and local     in the hall with each teacher’s from each class, including kin-
from the varsity records main-              Lisa continues her interest in     levels as a benchmark for teacher    name on it. For every five cans dergarten. These representatives
tained at CUA: Lisa Kellaher            basketball, officiating at games       quality. This is also an indica-     brought in, a shopping cart was kept track of their classes every
Doolan, 1982 – 1986; NCAA Di-           at the college and high school         tion that policymakers, educators,   added to each classroom day on their own class chart and
vision III Basketball All-Ameri-        level for the past 13 years in         business and community leaders       teacher’s part of the chart. Some could visualize it on the chart in
can in 1986; leading scorer in          Prince George’s, Howard, Calvert,      and parents recognize that when      math was involved, especially for the hallway.
CUA women’s basketball history          Charles and St. Mary’s Counties.       it comes to a quality education,     the younger children, as the chil-       Mr. Price’s fourth grade class
(1,592 points); scoring average             During the interview for this      quality teaching matters.”           dren had to decide how many won the competition with a total
(17.3 points); assists (253); holds     article, Lisa reminisced about            The NBPTS is an indepen-          more cans would be needed to of 327 cans. The class was told
the record for the most free            growing up in a large family in        dent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and     make the five necessary for the they could choose something that
throws made in one game (18);           Greenbelt and the heartfelt            nongovernmental organization         shopping cart. Older children was free as a prize. They chose
and holds the all-time single           memories she carries of her            governed by a board of directors,    could figure out how many cans a free homework pass (one as-
season field goal record (242);         brothers and sisters and of her        the majority of whom are class-      their classes brought in by mul- signment which didn’t need to
led CUA to three winning sea-           wonderful parents and the great        room teachers. Its mission is to     tiplying, etc.                        be completed).
sons and to the Franklin &              sacrifices they made to provide        establish high and rigorous stan-
Marshall Tournament Champion-           her and all her siblings with a        dards for what accomplished
ship and the CUA Invitational           Catholic education. She had ear-       teachers should know and be able     Football Player Derrick Harvey Honored
Championship during her senior          lier spoken of the intense passion     to do. For more information             Derrick Harvey of Eleanor        beyond the call of duty, particu-
year. She scored 25 points as           she felt for basketball and win-       about NBPTS, visit http://           Roosevelt High School has been      larly in the “red zone.” These
CUA stunned the defending na-           ning; however, what truly              www.nbpts.org.                       nominated as an Old Spice Red       athletes embody leadership, per-
tional champions, Scranton Uni-         touched my heart was her obvi-                                              Zone Player of the Year.            formance and desire and serve as
versity, for a 74-71 win that year.     ous love, actually her intense                                                 A Greenbelt resident, Harvey     examples to their teammates on
The Washington Archdiocese
Catholic Youth Organization
                                        passion, sincere appreciation and
                                        gratitude for all that her family
                                                                                      URGENT                        is among a select group of play-    and off the field.
                                                                                                                    ers who are eligible to be cho-        Harvey is also eligible to be
(CYO) selected her as the Col-          has done for her and her sib-                  NEED!                        sen and be honored in a full-       named one of 50 national Play-
lege Player of the Year in 1986.        lings. “I feel so blessed to have                                           page feature in USA Today in        ers of the Year. The top 50 play-
In 1984, 1985 and 1986 she was          grown up in a place like                    GIVE BLOOD                      February.                           ers nationwide will be named
selected MVP of CUA’s Invita-           Greenbelt,” Lisa said.                                                         For the third year, Old Spice    Red Zone Players of the Year
tional. She also was named to               I am truly blessed to know             1-800-GIVE-LIFE
                                                                                                                    is recognizing high school foot-    and will receive a plaque and
the “Catholic All-America Team”         Lisa Kellaher Doolan. Congratu-                                             ball players who go above and       other awards.
in Iowa in 1984 and 1985, and           lations, Lisa!

                                                                                                      Christmas Tree Collection
RENAHAN continued from page 1                                                      Your discarded Christmas Tree can be recycled. The Public Works Department will pick up
                                                                                   trees at the locations listed below. The chips will be used as mulch around trees and flower
a car or answer the telephone.          non-governmental organizations                                 beds. Please bring trees to any of the following areas
Not bad for an official hardship        from Denmark and Czechoslova-                                               through February 6, 2004.
post.                                   kia, plus the Salvation Army.
             Hardships                  Then there is the Arab-American                                                           Greenbriar
    Not to say it’s not a hardship      Naval Academy graduate who                GHI                                             - Between buildings 7708 and 7710 Hanover Pkwy.
in other ways. We cannot walk           was casually perusing the list of         - 73 Court Ridge Road -Playground opposite      - Between buildings 7728 and 7730 Hanover Pkwy.
around freely or go anywhere            new assignments from the Navy             - Plateau Place & Ridge Road -Corner on         - Between buildings 7826 and 7828 Hanover Pkwy.
without security, we are quite          when he suddenly saw his name               Playground side                               - Between buildings 8003 and 8009 Mandan Road
frustrated with the electricity go-     and then saw “Iraq” and was               - Research Road & Hillside Road - Corner        Glen Oaks
ing out every hour or so and the        sure it must be some mistake.             - 44 Court Ridge Road - Area near playground    - Between buildings 7903 and 7905 Mandan Road
days without water to take a               It’s all a strange and exhilarat-      - Eastway & Crescent Road -Corner               - Between buildings 7509 and 7511 Mandan Road
shower (and the lack of a real          ing experience and I feel every           - 21 Court Ridge Road - Across from Green       Hunting Ridge - Between buildings 6936 and 6978,
shower stall), though at least we       mile of the distance between here
                                                                                     Ridge House                                  Hanover Parkway
have generators (which most Ira-        and there. It is the adventure of
qis do not). The compound is a          a lifetime.                               - Crescent Road & Ridge Road-Playground at      Windsor Green - Court entrances, picked up by
constant renovation zone, things           Here’s wishing you a holy                junction                                      Windsor Green staff
frequently break down, I can’t          and wonderful Christmas.                  - Parkway Road                                  Greenbrook Village and Estates
get American news or sports                                                          Corner across from Community Church          - Southeast corner of Ora Glen Dr. and Mathew St.
scores on TV (but get all the lat-                                                    Corner across from 58 Court                 - Southeast corner of Hanover Parkway and
est cricket and rugby scores on                                                   - 7 Court Southway Road-Playground at            Greenbrook Drive
the BBC), have no newspaper to          Student Playwrights’                       Little League Field                            - Mandan Road and Mathew St.-in front of barricade
read and of course cannot read          Work to Be Read                           - 11 Court & 13 Court Ridge Road-Park area      Greenwood Village
any of the signs (though many              Plays written by students from            between courts                               - Opposite 8175 Mandan Terrace
do have English versions). Then         the Hyattsville Middle School,
                                                                                  Boxwood                                         - Opposite 7646 Mandan Road
there are the quirky things.            Magnet for the Creative and Per-
                                        forming Arts, will be read at the         - Ivy Lane and Lastner Lane-Playground          - Opposite 7648 Mandan Road
Napkins are apparently not used
in Iraq, nor paper towels and al-       Gildenhorn Recital Hall of the            Lakewood                                        Greenspring and Greenspring II
though we are well fed, desserts        Clarice Smith Performing Arts             - Greenhill Road and Crescent Road              - Southwest corner of Megan Lane and Craddock Rd.
seem to be banned in Iraq, along        Center, University of Maryland,             (by Baptist Church)                           - Park area between 7926 and 8006 Greenbury Drive
with canned or packaged any-            on Friday, January 16 at 7:30             Charlestowne Village and Charlestowne           - Corner of Spring Manor Drive and Springshire Way
thing.                                  p.m. The readers will be actors           North - Adjacent to Attic Park                  - Open area between 6519 and 6515 Springcrest Drive
              The Team                  from the National Players,                University Square -Front of swimming pool       Belle Point
    The Team Leader, a Yemeni           “America’s Longest Running                Lakeside North- ·Near Swimming pool             - Corner of Vanity Fair Drive and Prince James Way
from New York City, is great to         Classical Touring Company.”               Springhill Lake -·Community Building            - Open area between 7800 and 7801 Vanity Fair Drive
work for. Other team members            The actors are doing this reading
                                                                                                                                  - Open area beside 7962 Vanity Fair Drive
include the utilities specialist        as the culmination of a fall se-
originally from Haiti, the security     mester residency with the Olney                                                           Greenbelt Lake Village
coordinator from Western Austra-        Theatre Center for the Arts. The                                                          - Open area between 6729 & 6715 Village Park Drive
lia, the Iraqi native from Arizona.     program is free.                                                                          - Open area across from 6632 Lake Park Drive
You see the coalition from here:                                                                                                  - Open area across from 6510 & 6512 Lake Park Drive
all the British, many Aussies, the

				
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