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                                       SPeaker: ConSTiTuTion
                                           BeinG DiSmanTleD4
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                                CounTy lookinG To CuT $3.8
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                                       Seven loCalS CharGeD
                                             in CoCaine rinG
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Photo by Frank Marquart
The County Times     Thursday, September 17, 2009                             2

                   Your Paper...
                       Your Thoughts
                   Do you think the county and the General
                   Assembly should limit the number of li-
                   quor licenses that are issued in St. Mary’s
                   County?

                        “We don’t
                   need any more
                   liquor stores,”
                   said Bill Jor-
                   dan, of B&C
                   Hydroponics
                   in Mechanics-
                   ville. “The ones
                   that are already
                   here don’t need
                   any more com-
                   petition. I think
                   there are enough
                   around already.”




                                                              “I think they
                                                         should,     because
                                                         the owners are
                                                         living too good.
                                                         There’s a liquor
                                                         store on every cor-
                                                         ner.” – C.C. Toney,
                                                         Leonardtown




                        County Wide Poll
                   Not Sure
                                          6%



                              No
                            26%
                                                            Yes
                                                            68%




                         While The County Times makes efforts to make our polls
                   random and representative of the county’s diverse population, the
                   poll results listed here should in no way be considered scientific
                   results, and should not be viewed as such.
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                             “This is the most                                                           On T he Covers
                             fiscally irrespon-
                            sible and reckless                                                         ON THE FRONT
                                                                                                       Bill Scarafia and Valarie Green are some of the many
                               White House                                                             volunteers who support the Newtowne Players, the
                                                                                                       county’s only community theater, which performs in
                            administration in                                                          the Three Notch Theater in Lexington Park.

                            American History.                                                          ON THE BACK
                               He’s a smooth                                                           Leonardtown’s Brendan Powell watches his second
                                                                                                       goal of Monday Night’s soccer match zip past Calvert
                             talking guy who                                                           goalkeeper Christian Gerber.
                                reads a tele-                                                                     Also Inside
                            prompter real well crime                                                     4                                     County News
                                                                        trying to determine
                              … and who has Fire investigators arethis long-abandonedthe cause 6
                                                of yet another fire at                       home. It                                            Town News
                             never even run a   was the last fire at this residence, as the owner torn   7                                       State News
                                                it down Wednesday. SEE PAGE 17                           8                                 Editorial/Opinion
                               candy store.”                                                             10                                           Money
                                                                                                                                                  11                              Defense and Military
                                                                                                                                                  13                                        Obituaries
Chapel Unveiling             - Ellen Sauerbrey,                                                                                                   15                                        Education
SEE PAGE 30                    two-time GOP                                                                                                       17                            Crime and Punishment
                                                                                                                                                  18                                    On The Cover
                                candidate for                                                                                                     20                                            Health
                               Maryland gov-                                                                                                      21                                       Real Estate

Weather                       ernor, speaking                                                                                                     23                                           History


              Watch
                                                                                                                                                  24                                    Entertainment
                              about President                                                                                                     25                                        Going On
                               Barack Obama                                                                                                       26                                             Food
                                                                                                                                                  27                                 Wandering Minds
                                                                                                  Sports                                          30                                       Community
                                       Stock Market                                               Kenny Etheridge, a winger for                   30
                                                                                                                                                  32
                                                                                                                                                                                 Community Calendar
                                                                                                                                                                                          Newsmakers
                                                                                                  Patuxent River Men’s Rugby
                                    FOR WEEKLY STOCK MARKET                                       Football Club, tackles a Rappa-                 33                                     Sports News
                                    CLOSING RESULTS, CHECK                                        hannock ball carrier during the                 35                                       Blue Crabs
                                    PAGE 10 IN MONEY                                              club’s season opener Saturday.
                                                                                                                                                  37                               High School Soccer
                                                                                                  SEE PAGE 36                                     38                              High School Football


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                                                     ews                                                                                                                    The average day is actually 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.09 seconds.
                                                                                                                                                                             We have a leap year every four years to make up for this shortfall.            Fun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             act

Speaker: Constitution Being Dismantled                                                                                                                                                                   Low-Income Housing
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                 She said that the Obama administration advanced “fascist, so-
                                                                                                                           cialist ideals.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Subject of Public Meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Housing Authority of St. Mary’s County will hold a
                                                                                                                                 “I’m really afraid for the future of our country,” Sauerbrey told
                                                                                                                                                                                                       public meeting on Thursday, September 17, about its plans to
     Ellen Sauerbrey, two-time GOP candidate for Maryland gover-                                                           attendees at the annual Lincoln/Reagan Dinner on Sept. 12 in Cal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       meet housing and community needs in fiscal year 2010 and fiscal
nor and a former representative to the United Nations for the Bush                                                         laway. “Our Constitution is indeed being dismantled.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                       years 2010-14.
Administration, told St. Mary’s County Republicans that the nation’s                                                             The dinner was hosted by the Republican Central Committee of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The meeting will start at 4 p.m. at the Gateways Condomini-
Constitution is being systematically dismantled by the Obama ad-                                                           St. Mary’s County.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ums, first floor Housing Authority briefing room, at 21155 Lex-
                                                                                                                                 Sauerbrey said that the recent takeover of car manufacturers, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       wood Drive in Lexington Park.
                                                                                                                           excessive printing of money and the spiraling national debt and defi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Discussion topics will include local housing needs, financial
                                                                                                                           cit, along with the current administration’s big-government answers
                                                                                                                                                                                                       resources, policies on eligibility/selection/admissions, the Vio-
                                                                                                                           to problems like health care reform all pointed to the slow and sure
                                                                                                                                                                                                       lence Against Women Act, rent determination policies, opera-
                                                                                                                           shrinking of individual liberty and prosperity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       tions and management policies, homeownership and community
                                                                                                                                 She said she feared hyperinflation, which would greatly dimin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       development.
                                                                                                                           ish the value of the dollar and could create yet another pretext for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The plans provide information about basic policies, rules
                                                                                                                           government to seize more control over the economy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       and requirements concerning the Housing Authority’s opera-
                                                                                                                                 In a later interview she also chided the previous Bush adminis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       tions, programs and services and informs government housing
                                                                                                                           tration for pushing for bailouts of corporations stuck with toxic mort-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       officials, families served by the authority and members of the
                                                                                                                           gage assets that are believed to have started the nation’s plunge into
                                                                                                                                                                                                       public about the Housing Authority’s mission and strategies for
                                                                                                                           a recession.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       serving the needs of low-income families.
                                                                                                                                 “This is the most fiscally irresponsible and reckless White
                                                                                                                                                                                                             The plans will be available for public review on Sept. 15,
                                                                                                                           House administration in American History,’ she said of the Obama
                                                                                                                                                                                                       2009, at its main administrative office located at 21155 Lexwood
                                                                                                                           camp. “He’s a smooth talking guy who reads a teleprompter real well
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Drive, Suite C., in Lexington Park.
                                                                                                                           … and who has never even run a candy store.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Summaries of the plans will be at the county’s Public In-
                                                                                                                                 “Hyperinflation … causes chaos,” she said. “It’s the best excuse
                                                                                                                                                                                                       formation Office, located at 23115 Leonard Hall Drive, in Leon-
                                                  Photo by Guy Leonard                                                     any government ever had for taking away freedoms of the people.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ardtown and in each of the three public libraries in St. Mary’s
Former ambassador to the United Nations Ellen Sauerbrey, right, and Del.                                                         Todd Eberly, a political science professor at St. Mary’s College
Tony O’Donnell (R-Dist. 29C) meet at the county’s Lincoln/Reagan Dinner
                                                                                                                                                                                                       County during regular business hours.
                                                                                                                           of Maryland, said that even thinly alluding to dictatorial regimes as
Sept. 12 in Callaway.                                                                                                                                                                                        The summaries may also be viewed at www.co.saint-marys.
                                                                                                                           Sauerbrey did, when referring to any presidential administration, was
                                                                                                                                                                                                       md.us/housing/index.asp in the Announcements section.
ministration and said that the president was surrounded by a cult-like                                                     dangerous, though not new by any means.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Written suggestions may be submitted to the Housing Au-
following edging towards those of past dictators like Juan Peron and                                                             “Two years ago you could have heard those same statements spo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       thority of St. Mary’s County, Maryland, 21155 Lexwood Drive,
even Adolf Hitler.                                                                                                         ken by Democrats about George W. Bush,” Eberly said. “The rhetoric
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Suite C., Lexington Park, MD, on or before 5 p.m., Oct. 2, 2009.
     Sauerbrey said she was not making a direct comparison between                                                         is exactly the same as it was before, it’s just about different policies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Citizens with mobility, vision or hearing impairments
Obama and Hitler, who orchestrated the genocide of Jews and oth-                                                                 “It’s a sorry reflection on where political discourse has fallen in
                                                                                                                                                                                                       should contact the administrative
ers during World War II, but rather that conditions were ripe in this                                                      America.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                             coordinator at the Housing Authority at 301-866-6590 ext.
country, because of bad economic times and the perception of never-                                                              guyleonard@countytimes.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                       1434, or the Maryland Relay Service at 1-800-735-2258 (V/TTY)
ending crises, that a leader could easily usurp the rights of citizens.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       to make arrangements for any special needs.



                                                                                                                                                                Commissioners Defend Land
                                                                                                                                                                Buys While Cutting Budgets
                                                                                                                                                                By Guy Leonard                                              The money also came from a dedicated
                                                                                                                                                                Staff Writer                                          capital improvement fund set aside for finding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      land for school sites.
                                                                                                                                                                      Economic times are tough, county unem-                Raley said that in the past the commis-
                                                                                                                                                                ployment is a little more than 6 percent and          sioners had been criticized for not purchasing
                                                                                                                                                                state cuts in aid to St. Mary’s total to about $8     enough land and now were being criticized for
                                                                                                                                                                million so far, but some county commissioners         attempting to solve that problem.
                                                                                                                                                                say that the decision to buy several pieces of              He said that the county’s decision to hold a
                                                                                                                                                                land to meet long range goals was a good one.         public hearing on Christmas Eve of last year re-
                                                                                                                                                                      County Commissioners Thomas A.                  garding the Hayden Farm was a “P.R. mistake”
                                                                                                                                                                Mattingly and Daniel H. Raley, both Demo-             but commissioners feared that court battles
                                                                                                                                                                crats who cannot run for another term, said           between Hayden family members could have
                                                                                                                                                                that the purchases would turn out to be good          sunk the land deal.
                                                                                                                                                                investments.                                                “If we’d waited till mid-January, I don’t
                                                                                                                                                                      They spoke to an audience of civic and          believe the deal would’ve gone through,” Raley
                                                                                                                                                                business leaders at the State of the County lun-      said.
                                                                                                                                                                cheon hosted by the St. Mary’s County Cham-                 Raley also said that the decision to pur-
                                                                                                                                                                ber of Commerce at the J.T. Daugherty Center          chase land off of Indian Bridge Road, the Bea-
                                                                                                                                                                in California Tuesday.                                vans property, actually went in favor of the
                                                                                                                                                                      Mattingly (D-Leonardtown) said that the         county because it wound up paying $50,000
                                                                                                                                                                decision to buy the Hayden Farm property on           less than the assessments in the hopes it could
                                                     With discounts for good drivers, multiple vehicles and combining                                           the outskirts of Leonardtown for $5.2 million         be developed for park land.
                                                     home and auto policies, a great auto rate is closer than you think.                                        provided the county with a future site for both             “We didn’t bail out a developer, we took
                                                     Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.®                                                                a new library and possibly two new schools.           advantage of them,” Raley said.
                                                                                                                                                                      He also defended the decision to purchase             Todd Morgan, a president of the South-
                                                     CALL MY OFFICE FOR A QUOTE 24/7.                                                                           the old strip club, Rose’s Place II, so the future    ern Maryland Navy Alliance, said that buy-
                                                                                                                                                                FDR Boulevard could be extended through to



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ing land in tough economic times was a risky
                                                                                                                                                                the Lexington Park library.                           proposition.
                                                                                                                                                                      “They [the land acquisitions] are not just            “When you have to make these invest-
  Josh Mesh, Agent                                                                                                                                              happening, they are happening as they pres-           ments, there’s a good time to make them and a
  25450 Point Lookout Rd, Suite #2                                                                                                                              ent themselves,” Mattingly said. “They are not        bad time to make them,” Morgan said. “Some-
  Leonardtown, MD 20650                                                                                                                                         easy, and they’re not cheap, but they are for         times if you don’t buy the property, you get
  Phone: (301)-475-9111                              VISA GIFT CARD                                                                                             long range goals of the county.”                      suckered into a deal where you say ‘I wish I’d
  Email: josh@joshmesh.com                                        ($10 Value)                                                                                         Raley said that the $5.2 million price tag      done this earlier.’”
  Web: www.joshmesh.com                                 With Automobile Insurance Quote                                                                         for the Hayden Farm, which was higher than                  “It’s really a hard question,” Morgan said.
                                                            Bring in current auto policy and recieve $10 VISA gift card.
                                                                    Limit one per household. Expires 09/23/09.
                                                                                                                                                                the $3.5 million appraisal, had been reached
  *Discounts may vary from state to state.
   State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company,     Offer only valid at Josh Mesh agency. If you are a current State Farm                                    two years before the decision to buy was made              guyleonard@countytimes.net
   State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL.            customer, please see your agent. No purchase necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                last year, thus locking in the price.
 5        Thursday, September 17, 2009                                                      The County Times

                                                                                                                                                                                                      ews
                                                          Today’s Newsmaker In Brief
                                                        On the condition of Route 236                                    On the reception to the county’s
                                                          and its need for repairs                                        proposed comprehensive plan

                                                   “It’s a mess. It’s worse than any road                        “I call it the comprehensive plan; some people
                                                          I can think of in the county.”                            call it the good, the bad and the ugly.”

                                                              Commissioner Lawrence D.                              Derick Berlage, director of
                                                               Jarboe (R-Golden Beach)                            the Department of Land Use
                                                                                                                   and Growth Management


Elms Hunting Compromise Back On The Table
                                                                                                                                                   on to             erty,” the minutes read.
                                                                                                                                                   say in recorded         The minutes went on to read that a major-
                                                                                                                                                   minutes from      ity of the advisory committee voted to state that
By Guy Leonard                                           didate for commissioner, said that the most recent                                        July that hunt-   “no more could be done regarding hunting on the
Staff Writer                                             development could be a happy one.                      ing would no longer be allowed there in any          county-leased portion of the Elms property…”
                                                               “I think it’s a good thing for the hunters; we   form.                                                      Berlage told The County Times: “At that
      The campaign by hunters for bow hunting on         have a party willing to do wildlife management              This latest development, Jarboe said, could     meeting we were relying on the letter from Sec-
85 acres of county-leased land near the Elms En-         for free. It’s a win-win for everyone,” Johnson        allow commissioners to develop a memorandum          retary Griffin. If there’s been a change in policy,
vironmental Education Center in Dameron could            said.                                                  of understanding with a private group, which         we don’t know about it, but maybe Commissioner
succeed after all, following recent clarifications in          County government staff are expected to          would manage the 85 acres in place of DNR.           Jarboe does.”
positions held by government agencies.                   talk to state Department of Natural Resources of-           “Evidently it reaffirmed they didn’t have any         Jarboe said that the prior interpretation of the
      A compromise between hunters, the school           ficials to find out what the state will now support    problem with the 85-acre compromise as long as       state’s position on the Elms hunting compromise
system and officials to allow bow hunting on the         in the way of hunting on the county-leased por-        kids weren’t in the 85 acres,” Jarboe said.          was flawed.
85 acres fell apart in April, after indications that     tion of the Elms property, which totals 476 acres.          The July 15 draft minutes of the Elms Ad-             “That totally defied logic,” Jarboe told The
the state Department of Natural Resources, which               A Sept. 3 letter from Steven Riley, a local      visory Committee reveal that county officials        County Times. “Especially since the adjacent
leases the site to the county, would not manage          hunter and citizen advocate on the Elms Advi-          seemed to interpret correspondence from DNR          acreage [an additional 540 acres managed by
hunting on the parcel.                                   sory Committee, to Commissioner Lawrence D.            Secretary John Griffin as saying that the state      DNR for hunting] is being used for bow, shotgun
      Officials were concerned the hunting could         Jarboe (R-Golden Beach) details a conversation         agency would not allow any private group to          and black powder.”
endanger students who regularly visit the center.        between Riley and Paul Perditto, director of the       manage hunting on the property.
      However, it appears the state is open to the       Wildlife and Heritage section of DNR, which                 “Mr. [Derick] Berlage [director of Land Use          guyleonard@countytimes.net
idea, which could result in a private group, such        relayed that a perception that the entire 476-acre     and Growth Management] stated that DNR will
as the Mattpany Bow and Black Powder Club,               site leased to the county had to be closed to allow    not accept any private management of the prop-
taking over management of the parcel to enable           bow hunting on 85 acres of it was not true.
bow hunting.                                                   This misinterpretation, Riley said, was re-
      Rich Johnson, a Valley Lee hunter and a can-       sponsible for members of the committee he sits


Commissioners Consider Making
  $3.8 Million In Budget Cuts
By Guy Leonard                                           cut $300,000 from their budgets, by consoli-
Staff Writer                                             dating efforts or cutting any frills, Jarboe said.
                                                               The Board of Education’s allocation from
      Following heavy cuts in state aid to the           the county would also go down by $750,000.
county, the Board of County Commissioners is                   Other proposed cuts include $450,000
looking to reduce its budget by about $3.8 mil-          in reductions on debt service by deferring
lion to make up for the shortfall.                       replacements of county vehicles, Jarboe
      While no firm decisions have been made,            said, while the county works to hold back on
the consensus seems to be that cuts will have to         $289,000 in bond refunding by deferring some
come from nearly all departments.                        capital projects.
      The commissioners met Tuesday during a                   The commissioners may also use $550,000
special budget work session to consider where            from their emergency reserve to help plug bud-
to take the money from, with large chunks                get holes, leaving about $200,000 in that fund,
to be removed from the Office of the Sheriff,            Jarboe said.
various county departments and the board of                    “Each one of these will come back as
education.                                               budget amendments,” he said about the an-
      A large portion of the cuts will also come         ticipated vote. “You do it in order to survive in
from not filling certain vacant positions, said          government.”
Commissioner Lawrence D. Jarboe.                               County finance staff had suggested fur-
      “Because we’re freezing positions, some            ther, more drastic cuts, such as reducing merit
people will be doing double duty,” Jarboe told           employees’ health benefits, but those so far
The County Times.                                        have been rejected, Jarboe said.
      The current hiring freeze would reduce the               “They’re not on the table,” he said. “We
budget by $750,000, while cuts to the sheriff’s          shouldn’t be going after merit employees.”
budget would total about $301,000. County de-
partments will also be expected to find ways to               guyleonard@countytimes.net



     CORRECTION
          A story in the Sept. 10, 2009, edition         that is accepting grant applications to up-
     of The County Times, “Residents Cash                grade failing septic systems. The correct
     In On Septic Tank Grant”, on page 5, in-            agency is the Maryland Department of the
     correctly named the government agency               Environment.
           round                                                                                The County Times                                    Thursday, September 17, 2009                        6

             Town
A
Memorial Honors The Sacrifice Of Those Lost On 9/11 MetCom Task Force Not Funded
By Guy Leonard                                                        which donated the flags for the event, singled out Todd        By Guy Leonard                         Com; this is the first time such
Staff Writer                                                          Beamer aboard Flight 93 as a hero who with his fellow          Staff Writer                           as study has been commissioned
                                                                      passengers stood up to terrorist hijackers bent on murder                                             since the agency’s inception some
      Nearly 3,000 U.S. flags lined the campus of the Char-           that day.                                                             When the state legislature      50 years ago.
lotte Hall Veterans Home on the eighth anniversary last                    Beamer and the other passengers subdued their cap-        passed a bill earlier this year set-        Jarboe said that half the tab
week of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to memorialize the loss of         tors and all died that day where their plane crashed in        ting up a task force to study the      should not have been forced on
American life that day in New York, Washington D.C. and               Pennsylvania.                                                  governance of the Metropolitan         the county without its consent.
Pennsylvania.                                                              “He was an ordinary citizen called to do extraordinary    Commission, the county’s water               “It’s an unfunded mandate,”
      But the attendees at the gathering, including many              things in extraordinary times,” said Lollar, a reserve Ma-     and sewer provider, it mandated        Jarboe said. “It’s like the feds
veterans who lived at the home, chose not to mourn the                rine and candidate for Congress.                               that the county put up more than       requiring us to use ACORN for
victims’ deaths so much as to honor their lives and the sac-               Sgt. Major Wallington Simms, the highest ranking          $17,000 to fund the staffing for the   something.”
rifices they made.                                                    enlisted man with the Marine Corp aviation detachment          group, with the staffing to be pro-         Mattingly (D-Leonardtown)
      Charles Lollar, general manager of Cintas uniforms                                at Patuxent River Naval Air Station and      vided by the University of Mary-       said that the county should have
                                                                                        an Iraq War veteran, led the gathering in    land at College Park.                  been informed of the state’s in-
                                                                                        moments of silence in remembrance of                Maybe the writers of the bill   tentions to include staff from the
                                                                                        those who lost their lives.                  should have checked in with the        state university system well be-
                                                                                             For him the 9/11 attacks struck close   Board of County Commissioners          forehand. He said the board would
                                                                                        to home, because the child of one of his     first.                                 probably bring up the funding
                                                                                        neighbors was killed on board one of the            On Sept. 15, the commission-    measure again for a vote in the
                                                                                        flights hijacked by terrorists, he said.     ers voted 3-1 against a measure to     near future, but the outcome was
                                                                                             “It was more than a national tragedy    fund their half of the project. (The   not certain.
                                                                                        to me, it was personal,” Simms told the      other $17,000 was to be footed by           “It may get funded,” Mat-
                                                                                        crowd.                                       MetCom.)                               tingly said. “But it was about a
                                                                                             The organizers of the event were two           Commissioner Lawrence D.        point being made.”
                                                                                        16-year-old local girls, Keara Schmeiser     Jarboe (R-Golden Beach), along              Jarboe said that there were
                                                                                        and Elizabeth Morrison, of Leonardtown       with Thomas A. Mattingly and           other groups that the county could
                                                                                        and Hollywood respectively, who had          Kenneth R. Dement (R-Tall Tim-         have engaged to provide the re-
                                                                                        attended a leadership conference near        bers), voted against the memoran-      search capability of the univer-
                                                                                        Washington D.C. that challenged them         dum of understanding.                  sity employees, but had they been
                                                                                        to make an impact in their community.               Commissioner        President   given the choice, they might have
                                                                                             “We’re not here to celebrate one        Francis Jack Russell (D-St.            gone with the university staff
                                                                                        person, but to celebrate America,” Lollar    George’s Island) was the only          anyway.
                                                                                        said. “When all else fails, we all bleed     supporting vote.                            “We don’t feel comfortable
                                                                                        American blood.”                                    The task force was formed to    with a bubba deal,” Jarboe said.
                                                                    Photo by Guy Leonard                                             study whether changes should be
Col. J. T. Torres, USMC, commanding the marine aviation detachment at Patuxent River         guyleonard@countytimes.net              made to the governance of Met-             guyleonard@countytimes.net
Naval Air Station, talks with veterans living at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home during the
9/11 memorial service last Friday.
 7        Thursday, September 17, 2009                                                      The County Times




Cardin Pushes Clean Water                                                                                            You’re Invited to an Open House
     Act Amendment
By Catherine Krikstan
                                                                                                             On the Proposed Schematic Design of St. Mary’s
                                                                                                          College of Maryland’s Anne Arundel Hall Replacement
                                                     accomplish the cleanup or withholding fed-
Capital News Service                                 eral funds. This would provide the EPA with
                                                     “unambiguous authority over all sources of            and the New Maryland Heritage Interpretive Center
     ANNAPOLIS - U.S. Sen. Benjamin L.
Cardin, D-Md., wants to provide watershed
                                                     pollution to the bay,” Siglin said.
                                                           To encourage states to cooperate with
                                                                                                               (Visitor’s Center) for Historic St. Mary’s City
states from New York to Virginia with new            the cleanup, the bill would also authorize
funding and incentives to improve water
quality in the Chesapeake Bay.
                                                     more than $1.5 billion in grants. These ap-
                                                     propriations would fund projects like nutria
                                                                                                                                          WHO:
     Cardin’s legislation, introduced last           eradication, freshwater and estuarine moni-                  The Capital Design Advisory Committee (CDA)
week, would also give the Environmen-                toring and the implementation of cleanup                       of St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM)
tal Protection Agency the power to punish            plans in municipalities.
states that fail to meet federal water quality             Providing funding for cities is an impor-                   and Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC)
standards.                                           tant step in combating stormwater runoff, a
     The bill’s inclusion of both standards          major source of pollution in the bay, Siglin          WHEN:                                                     WHERE:
and penalties makes it “probably the most            said.                                                                                                   Auditorium at HSMC
significant federal legislation for the Chesa-             The bill’s additional provisions include
                                                                                                           Tuesday, September 24
peake Bay since the Clean Water Act itself           allowing for citizen suits and prohibiting            7-9:30 P.M.
was passed in 1972,” said Doug Siglin, fed-          both the introduction of the Asian oyster and
eral affairs director for the Chesapeake Bay         the commercial harvesting of menhaden, a                                             WHY:
Foundation.                                          fish that is a key part of the bay’s food web.        The CDA will present the proposed schematic design for the replacement
     Cardin’s amendment to the Clean Water                 The bill sets a deadline of May 2020 for
Act would give the EPA authority to penal-           the new restoration efforts to be in place.              of Anne Arundel Hall and the construction of the new Historic St.
ize non-compliant states by stepping in to                                                                  Mary’s City Maryland Heritage Interpretive Center (Visitor’s Center).
                                                                                                                In addition to updating the community on programs, scope, and
 Experts: Benefits Outweigh                                                                                  siting reviewed during the CDA’s public presentations in August, new

Dangers of Swine Flu Vaccines
                                                                                                           information will be provided on site plans and preliminary architectural
                                                                                                                      designs. Feedback from the community is welcomed.
By Sharmina Manandhar                                and older, have been immunized in five differ-
Capital News Service                                 ent clinical trials to determine the optimal dose          For more information on the CDA, visit http://smcm.edu/cda/
                                                     of the unique H1N1 vaccines manufactured by                                  Or call 240-895-4412
      WASHINGTON - Experts agree that the            Sanofi Pasteur and CSL.
benefits outweigh the risks when it comes to               Three other companies -- Novartis,
the new swine flu vaccines, expected to be           GlaxoSmithKline and MedImmune -- have
available in mid-October.                            been approved to manufacture the new swine
      “There is no scientific rationale to believe   flu vaccines.
that the new vaccines are unsafe,” said Dr. Wil-           Manufacturers project that 45 mil-
bur H. Chen, assistant professor at the Universi-    lion doses of the vaccine will be available by
ty of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore         mid-October, according to Artealia Gilliard,
and one of the researchers leading the national      spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Con-
study of the H1N1 vaccine conducted by the           trol and Prevention.
National Institutes of Health. “The swine flu              The swine flu threat seems to be drawing
vaccines are manufactured exactly the same           public attention away from the threats of sea-
way as the seasonal flu vaccine.”                    sonal flu.
      But despite health experts’ reassurance              “Even though H1N1 has been getting a
and the “safety record of the seasonal flu vac-      lot of the top-line publicity, it’s important to
cines,” the public continues to be concerned         not lose sight of the fact that seasonal flu takes
about side effects of the new swine flu vaccine,     its toll year in and year out,” said Kathleen
according to news reports.                           Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of
      The worries may stem from the vaccina-         Health and Human Services.
tion campaign of 1976, when some of those                  A similar recommendation was made by
inoculated developed Guillain-Barre syn-             Dr. Daniel R. Perez, associate professor at the
drome, a rare, transient neurological condition      Department of Veterinary Medicine at Univer-
that causes temporary muscle weakness or             sity of Maryland, College Park.
paralysis.                                                 “I would absolutely recommend people to
      “This is a legitimate question,” Chen said.    get the new swine flu vaccine along with the
“Since 1976, the scientific community has been       seasonal flu vaccine,” said Perez, an expert on
on heightened alert and we look for such pos-        swine and avian flu vaccine development “be-
sibilities in all new vaccines and haven’t seen      cause even though swine flu threatens to be
anything yet in our studies.”                        a pandemic, we cannot rule out the threats of
      So far about 2,000 people, aged 6 months       seasonal flu.”



  PSC Opens Hearings
 on Constellation Deal
      BALTIMORE (AP) - The Maryland Pub-             EdF would enable it to build the reactor and it
lic Service Commission is opening a week of          would be more difficult to do otherwise. The
hearings on Constellation Energy’s proposed          company says the third reactor is needed to
sale of nearly half of its nuclear energy busi-      meet future electricity demand.
ness to France’s EdF.                                     Constellation had planned to complete the
      But if the deal isn’t approved, EdF execu-     $4.5 billion deal by Thursday. A final decision
tive John Morris says in written testimony, the      from the PSC isn’t expected until October.
company won’t build a third nuclear reactor at            Constellation has maintained the PSC
Calvert Cliffs.                                      does not have jurisdiction over the deal be-
      Constellation says the joint venture with      cause it does not affect BGE.
                                                                                          The County Times                                      Thursday, September 17, 2009                              8



Students: Take Action to Stop Bullying
      There are significant problems in many          you received about a fight or any other adverse

                                                                                                            Editorial:
schools throughout our nation related to bully-       incident, and this information continues to get
ing. Like a virus, bullying spreads by people that    passed along to others, aren’t you helping to
help it along. Like a virus, bullying mutates.        organize the crime? If you become the carrier


                                                                                                               Majority Leader; Now Would
      For example, there are now six known mu-        of the virus by passing it along, aren’t you then
tations of bullying. They are:                        part of the sickness of bullying?
      1) Physical bullying, which includes any             Did you know that bullying, even when


                                                                                                                 Be A Good Time to Lead
physical contact that would hurt or injure a per-     students thought it was just playing around, or
son like hitting, kicking, punching, etc. Taking      having some fun, resulted in the death of young
something that belongs to someone else and de-        people your age? Do you know how to stop the
stroying it would also be considered a type of        virus of cyber bullying? Send the message to
physical bullying.                                    your school resource officer. He or she will in-            These are interesting times in the history of our nation. It is fair to say that we are seeing
      2) Verbal bullying is name calling, making      vestigate it. No one will know you sent it. And       a frustration by the electorate with the “American Politician”. Would anyone have predicted
offensive remarks, or joking about a person’s         the people that send these type of messages will      these “American Politicians” would be calling the frustrated electorate “un-American” peo-
religion, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic sta-      never know when the next cyber bullying will          ple? It is hard to explain how an elected official can possibly call his or her own constituents
tus or the way they look.                             be on the cell phone of a police officer.             “un-American” because these constituents disagree with a public policy proposal that is un-
      3) Indirect bullying includes spreading              If you have been bullied, tell you principal     clear, untested, and unaffordable. It is even more difficult to explain or accept that this elected
rumors or stories about someone, telling oth-         or a school resource officer. Do not let it contin-   official is the Congressman that represents St. Mary’s County.
ers about something that was told to you in           ue. Bullies are disturbed people and typically              What offends you more, to be called a liar or to be called un-American? You can call
private.                                              need help themselves for a wide range of rea-         folks a lot of things, but how dare you call people who have fought in war for their country,
      4) Social alienation is when a bully ex-        sons. Usually bullying, left uncorrected, will        who pay taxes, vote, and are law abiding citizens “un-American”. We would ask Congress-
cludes someone from a group on purpose. It            continue and will probably get worse. Abra-           man Hoyer (D, Md.) to rise on the floor of The House of Representatives and apologize to
also includes a bully spreading rumors and also       ham Lincoln said: “Let no feeling of discour-         Americans for calling them “un-American”.
making fun of someone by pointing out their           agement prey upon you, and in the end you are               In no way do we defend Congressman Joe Wilson (R, S.C.) for calling President Obama
differences.                                          sure to succeed.” These are good words to live        a “liar” while Obama was addressing a joint session of the United States Senate and United
      5) Intimidation is when a bully threatens       by. It was true then, and remains true today.         States House of Representatives. On at least two different occasions President Bush was
someone else and frightens that person enough                Think of your school as a forest. In the       called a liar in the same House chamber, we don’t condone that either. Civility must be the
to make him or her do what the bully wants.           forest are a lot of trees. You are one of the many    order of the day in the United States Congress.
      6) Cyber bullying is done by sending mes-       trees that make the forest. On your tree are the            Now some in Congress are making the argument that if you are white and you oppose
sages, pictures or information using electronic       branches which are your arms and your hands.          President Obama’s policies, you are racist. Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) invoked the
media, computers (e-mail, instant messaging)          On these branches are your leaves which are           Ku Klux Klan when referring to Wilson’s remarks. Former President Jimmy Carter, who him-
or cell phones (text messaging and voicemail).        your friends. Your branches reach out and shake       self suffered the wrath of the public when he promoted policy that Americans didn’t like, came
Cyber bullying can also include “sexting”, al-        the hands of other trees which pollinate or cre-      out and empathically pronounced white people who disagree with Obama as being “racist”.
though sexting is considered a criminal offense       ate a friendship. This in turn creates other trees          Now if you disagree with Obama and you are white, you are an “un-American racist”.
by itself because it pertains to the possession       and friendships expand, creating a deep canopy        These folks aren’t limiting their comments towards Congressman Wilson’s remarks; they are
and or distribution of child pornography, which       which your school as the forest can thrive and        labeling dissenters in general.
is a serious offense under Maryland law.              grow upon.                                                  The election of Barack Obama as President of The United States is a chance for our nation
      If you or any of your friends encounter              However, if you allow bullying in your           to move past a period in our history that is troubling to most Americans. There are indeed
any of these types of bullying, it should be re-      forest, to reach out and touch your branches, it      lingering consequences of our nation’s past that effect not just African-Americans but all mi-
ported immediately to the principal. If you or        may spread to other trees and the virus of bul-       norities still today. But Barack Obama can be more than our President; he can be the symbol
your parents feel the school system is not taking     lying will become a blight to all of the trees in     of our nation’s future, not our nations past.
your complaint of bullying seriously, than you        contact with it. And this virus can make any                Unfortunately, the early indications are just the opposite. And it is not because of the
should report it to the Sheriff’s Office, particu-    forest become sick. Protect the other trees in the    people that disagree with the policies of Obama; it has more to do with the people who agree
larly if you believe someone’s safety could be in     forest and don’t let any of your branches reach       with the policies of Obama, people like Hoyer, Johnson, and Carter who continue to use labels
jeopardy. Many schools have a school resource         out to a sick tree.                                   and racist characterizations when describing dissenters.
officer and most of you know who he or she is.                                                                    The right of American’s to question, disagree with, and dissent from their government’s
      I have heard of many incidents of students’         Roy Fedders                                       actions is fundamental to this free nation. It must remain fundamental no matter the race,
text messaging other students to alert them               Member of Superintendent’s Safety and             color, or gender of the President. If it is “American” to protest public policy against a white
of planned fights. Use of a cell phone to plan,       Security Committee                                    President, then only when it is “American” to protest public policy against a black President
organize and commit a crime is a very seri-               Dameron, Md.                                      will we have reached the pinnacle of what most American’s hope will be our future.
ous offense. If you pass along information that                                                                   Let the public policy debate rage on in this great nation, and let those who have the most
                                                                                                            votes win. And if that policy fails, then let those who promoted it be held accountable for it.
                                                                                                            Isn’t that the way it has worked under white Presidents? Then only if it works the same under
                                                                                                            a black President will our nation have gone beyond race. Only then will the dream of Martin

Criteria for Candidates                                                                                     Luther King come true.
                                                                                                                  As King said, a man should be judged by the content of his character, not the color of his
                                                                                                            skin. The use of labels and slurs against those who disagree with Obama’s policies is wrong.
      It’s going to be difficult for me to select     before it takes effect in 2011, 2012 or such other    Using the race card to validate Obama’s policies or to characterize his opponents moves our
whom I will vote for in the coming 2010 and 2012      years as it may become effective.                     nation backwards and sends the message that American’s should be somehow less dissenting
elections.                                                 • He must work to halt the power of the presi-   towards a black President than towards a white President.
      Will I choose a Democrat who calls me a         dent to appoint “czars” without a conformation               The outcomes of the Obama presidency in terms of good or bad public policy for our
“Nazi,” a “swastika waver,” a “tea baller,” or any    process.                                              nation will be judged by voters in upcoming elections. The outcomes of the Obama presi-
one of several other derogatory names because I            • He must have the power of the president to     dency in terms of moving this nation beyond the racial inequalities of the past, or a nation as
disagree with someone I view as a potential de-       establish a presidency-controlled military force      divided as ever by race will depend upon both Democrats and Republicans setting aside the
stroyer of the country that I gave 20 years of my     separate from the established military services       race card.
life to protect –11 ½ of them serving overseas?       already in existence.                                       Congressman Hoyer should not only retract his “un-American” statement to the nation,
      Or will I vote for a Republican whose advi-          These are the minimum requirements I will        he should make clear that public dissent based upon differences in policy is legitimate, even
sors call me a “right-wing nut ball” and a “freak?”   demand from the candidate for whom I will vote.       though he may disagree, that it is “American Politics” not “American Racism”.
It’s going to be a hard choice.                       As we all know, only One Person was ever perfect.           If he, and Carter, and Johnson, and others like them can move away from stereotyping
      Nevertheless, I’m going to try to formulate     Maybe I won’t find a candidate who meets every        Obama dissenters, and respect Americans rights to disagree with any President, no matter
some guidelines to help me make a sane choice in      one of my demands. If that happens, I’ll probably     the skin color or gender, then the Obama Presidency will prove to be beneficial to America,
spite of my deranged, nut ball, psychopathic, Nazi,   accept the candidate who meets most of them.          regardless of policy outcomes.
swastika and gun-toting, freakish inclinations.            One thing is for sure – I’m going to vote
      My “Whom I will Vote For” guidelines will       against every politician who forgot that he or she
state that:                                           works for the people who pay them. Most of those
                                                                                                                                                       Send to:
                                                                                                                                 The County Times
      • My candidate must unequivocally be anti-      people have been elected so often that they believe
big government.                                       we work for them. They are not gods. They are not
      • He must insist on lowering taxes.             all-powerful. They are only elected and they can
      • He must consistently vote to rescind the
Obama stimulus-spending bill and cut off any
                                                      be dumped in the garbage when they fail to realize
                                                      that we, the people, run the country and they are
                                                                                                                  P.O. Box 250 • Hollywood, MD 20636
further spending of the stimulus funds.               only supposed to represent our wishes.                     Make sure you include your name, phone # and the city you live in.
      • He must either vote down the planned
Obama healthcare plan, or, if it has already been          James Hilbert                                                      We will not publish your phone #, only your name and city
passed into law, must work to rescind the plan             Mechanicsville, Md.
 9       Thursday, September 17, 2009                                                 The County Times



                                                                        Speaks                                  New Account Special
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      What a great idea someone had when they            It has always been my intent to support
thought of the new program McKay’s Food            the local businessman first. However, there are
Stores are offering, rewarding cents off per       times when the price or other conveniences
gallon of gas. This new program will let you       make you shop a national retailer where much
save a penny per gallon of gas for every $5 you    of your money leaves not only the county but
spend using your McKay’s Gold Card up to 15        the state and country as well. Now I have no
gallons of gas.                                    excuse and everyone in the county benefits.
      Having a locally owned and operated store    Thank you McKay’s and the participating gas
team up with other locally owned and operated      stations for this offer. My last fill up, I watched
businesses such as Burchmart is a win-win          the gas price go from $2.52 per gallon to $2.29
situation for everyone. The customer gets gas      per gallon just by the swipe of a card. $.23 off
at a discounted rate utilizing locally owned and   per gallon, what a deal!
operated businesses. This partnership keeps
the money and business right here in St. Mary’s         Jimmy Hayden
County.                                                 Leonardtown, Md.



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2057) and urges Congress to pass the legislation    dition. The Right to Repair Act protects the
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      As a national trade association represent-
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      Close to 200 children finished the Adventure Passport challenge and qualified for the
 drawing of Sally Walker’s book, Written in Bone. Holding their books are winners Jenna Bell,
 Charlotte Hall (left) and Caitlin Toler, Leonardtown (right). Jon Pinto, Lexington Park’s win-
 ner, was not present. Pictured with the winners are (left to right), Doug and Joanna Bell, Jenna’s      promo code: NpNAS09
 brother and mother, and Karen Adams, Caitlin’s grandmother.
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Money
                                                                               The County Times                                      Thursday, September 17, 2009

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                                                                                                        diamond. It was found in 1924 and nicknamed the "Uncle Sam."                    Fact
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                                                                                            Finance the Focus at Chopticon
                                                                                           By Joany Nazdin                                            ness plan, which had the farm go from a tobacco
                                                                                           Contributing Writer                                        farm, to a place that offers a corn maze and sea-
               Company                   Symbol    Close         Close       Change                                                                   sonal produce to the community. He was able to
                                                  9/16/2009   12/31/2008                         If a student in teacher Cynthia Baden’s see what a specific business did and it needed to
                                                                                            Academy of Finance class has a parent who is do to stay in business.
                                                                                            a financial analyst, that student not only knows               Justin liked the farm so much that he
Wal-Mart                                 WMT         $50.00       $56.06       -10.81%      what that job entails but also how much the worked for a week for free at the farm around
Harley Davidson                           HOG        $24.97       $16.97        47.14%      starting salary is and what classes are recom- Halloween time. He then took what he learned
                                                                                            mended if that students also wants to become a at Forrest Hall Farms, and wrote a report about
Best Buy                                  BBY        $38.05       $28.11        35.36%      financial analyst.                                        it. When he attended the Future Business Lead-
Lockheed Martin                           LMT        $75.59       $84.08       -10.10%           The Academy of Finance is a four-year pro- ers of America Convention in California last
                                                                                            gram of classes focusing on money and finance year, he presented his report, and was able to
BAE Systems                              BAESF        $5.75        $5.41         6.28%      that started last year at Chopticon High School. come away with a 10th place trophy in the Na-
Computer Science Corp.                    CSC        $52.33       $35.14        48.92%      Enrolled are students from all over St. Mary’s tional Competition.
                                                                                            County who have decided that they want to be                   “The Academy of Finance is a good pro-
Dyncorp International Inc.                DCP        $18.04       $15.17        18.92%      in business when they grow up.                            gram,” Justin said. “Some day I would like to
General Dynamics Corp.                     GD        $62.44       $57.59         8.42%           “To be accepted in the Academy of Fi- own my own business, and they are teaching
                                                                                            nance, a student has to have a desire to be in me how to do that right here.”
Mantech International Corp.              MANT        $51.02       $54.19        -5.85%
                                                                                            business,” Baden said. “They also need to have                 Ashley Dorsey, 15, of Mechanicsville,
Northrop Grunman Corp.                    NOC        $48.90       $45.04         8.57%      a 2.0 grade average, and two letters of recom- wants to be a CEO.
                                                                                            mendation. Then they have to submit a writing                  “I would like to eventually work down at
                                                                                            sample.”                                                  Pax River for NAVAIR,” Ashley said. “This

    Academy of Finance Courses
                                                                                                 Baden teaches 22 sophomores and another program makes me feel more prepared. It is a
                                                                                            teacher teaches about a dozen freshman who good way to learn about business and a great
                                                                                            started the program this year. The students are way to learn about finance. I feel more confi-
     10th Grade                                     12th Grade                                                                                                        dent now that I can keep track
                                                                                                                                                                      of my own money.”
     • Principles of Finance                       • Financial Planning                                                                                                     Gene Townsend, of GT Fi-
     • Advanced Finance                            • Financial Services                                                                                               nancial Services in Hollywood,
                                                                                                                                                                      is the chairperson of the adviso-
     11th Grade                                    Other                                                                                                              ry board for the Academy of Fi-
     • Business Economics                          • College-level Finance Course                                                                                     nance. The board is comprised
                                                                                                                                                                      of local business people who
     • Ethics in Business                          • Internship with local business                                                                                   act as mentors for the students.
     • Principles of Accounting                                                                                                                                       The list of volunteers is long,
     • Managerial Accounting                                                                                                                                          and covers all aspects of busi-
                                                                                                                                                                      ness, such as medical, real es-
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                                                                                                                                                                            “This program gives kids
                                                                                                                                                                      a practical understanding of
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                                                                                                                                              Photo by Andy Phillips are able to give them more then
                                                                                         Teacher Cynthia Baden, far left with arm upraised, talks to her Academy of just theory here. This is really a
                                                                                         Finance students at Chopticon High School on Sept. 11.
                                                                                                                                                                      work force issue for the county.
                                                              Free on Site                                                                                            We are able to keep and main-
                                                                                            in the program for the entire four years that they tain students in the county this way. It is like
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                                                                                            are in high school.                                       growing your own work force, creating a work
                                                                                                 Classes touch on things that will give them force right here in the county.”
                                                              with Every                    a good background in any area of finance, such                 Part of what Townsend does as chairperson
                                                                                            as principals of finance and accounting, ethics is getting local business and finance companies
                                                              Apartment                     in business and a survey of financial services. in the area involved in this program.
                                                                                            The students will also be expected to take one                 “I believe in extending the classroom for
                                                                                            college-level finance course during their time in our kids,” Townsend said. “After this program
                                                                                            the Academy of Finance, and will intern at a they can continue their education at the Col-
                                                               Walk to                      local business between their junior and senior lege of Southern Maryland or St. Mary’s Col-
                                                                                            year.                                                     lege or even the Higher Education Center. Now
                                                              Shopping/                          “These are the future CEOs and business our kids won’t even have to leave town to get a
                                                                                            owners in this classroom,” said Garth Bowl- bachelor’s degree.”
                                                              Restaurants                   ing, principal of Chopticon. “We are the only                  Daniel Russell, 14, of Leonardtown, hopes
                                                                                            school in St. Mary’s County which offers this that being in the Academy of Finance will look
                                                                                            program. If a student is interested in business, good when he prepares his resume for colleges.
                                                                Amenity                     but they are in the Leonardtown or Great Mills Even thought he has his hopes set on being a
                                                                Package                     school district, then they would make arrange- professional football player, he took on the chal-
                                                                                            ments to attend Chopticon so that they can take lenges of the Academy of Finance. He didn’t
                                                                Available                   advantage of the Academy of Finance. This think that he would end up enjoying the pro-
                                                                                            means that we have a nice mix here of kids from gram as much as he did.
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Joint Strike Fighter Focus of
      Upcoming Panel
     The local business community and regional          viewed at www.paxpartnership.org.
residents are invited to a panel presentation about            “The Joint Strike Fighter is coming to Pax
the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint          River, said Bonnie Green, executive director of
Strike Fighter, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the          the Patuxent Partnership. “It is very important that
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington            our community understand this program, which
Park.                                                   promises affordability – reducing the develop-
     The event is hosted by the The Patuxent            ment cost, production cost, and cost of ownership
Partnership and Patuxent River Squadron #18 of          of the JSF family of aircraft – while defining the
the Association of Naval Aviation.                      next generation strike aircraft weapon systems for
     “Americans appreciate the national defense         the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and our allies.”
contributions provided by the Navy and Marine                 The panel will be hosted at the museum lo-
Corps men and women who are serving in the              cated at 22156 Three Notch Road, beginning at
F/A-18 and AV-8B communities and transitioning          5:30 p.m.
to the F-35,” said Vice Admiral David J. Venlet,              The event is open to the public, including all
Commander of the Naval Air Systems Com-                 base personnel, for $10 per person, which includes
mand, in a press release.                               a donation to the museum and light hors d’oeuvres
     “I look forward to this discussion and de-         and beverages. Advance registration is strongly
scribing these exciting times for NAVAIR’’s ac-         recommended at www.paxpartnership.org be-
quisition and test teams,” he said. “They work          cause the museum capacity is limited. Business
proudly in close collaboration with their industry      casual attire and flight suits are welcome.
teammates. Soon the Joint Strike Fighter will be              Membership in the Association of Naval
arriving here at Patuxent River to begin the Inte-      Aviation is open to all. To join, visit http://www.
grated Test phase of its development.”                  anahq.org/ and click on Membership.
     Representatives from the F-35 Joint Program              The Patuxent Partnership (TPP) is a non-
Office, the Navy and Marine Corps Staffs in the         profit organization with more than 350 members,
Pentagon, the Integrated Test Team at Patuxent          which advocates for the growth of the Southern
River, and the operational Fleet will accompany         Maryland technology business base. For more in-
VADM Venlet on the panel.                               formation, visit www.paxpartnership.org or call
     Biographies of confirmed panelists can be          301-866-1739.


Orion Spacecraft To Be A Lean,
 Mean Space-Faring Machine
      Discrete Event Simulations (DES), Lean                  The O&C facility upgrades will enable on-
manufacturing and risk mitigation trade studies         site manufacturing and assembly of the spacecraft
are just a few of the processes Lockheed Martin         at KSC just before it is put onto the launch stack,
and United Space Alliance (USA) are integrating         which is a first for NASA’s human space flight
into the Orion Assembly, Integration and Produc-        programs. “This capability will save a tremen-
tion (AI&P) operational analysis to control the life    dous amount of time and cost in preparing for a
cycle costs of the spacecraft.                          launch since there is no cross-country shipment of
      Targeted to launch its initial mission to carry   the vehicle requiring additional test and checkout
astronauts to the International Space Station in        upon arrival at KSC,” said Gregg.
2015, the Orion crew exploration vehicle is NASA’s            USA has also been tasked by Lockheed
flagship of the Constellation Program’s plan to re-     Martin to provide the design and fabrication of
turn humans to the moon and prepare for future          the tooling structures for manufacturing in the
voyages to other destinations in our solar system,      O&C. Significant time and cost savings have al-
Lockheed Martin said in a press release.                ready been realized on Orion hardware now being
      “DES is a critical manufacturing Concept of       fabricated for the O&C facility. “By implement-
Operations (CONOPS) validation tool we are us-          ing Lean manufacturing* processes at our facil-
ing to size the factory operations and provide op-      ity, we reduced the timeline for this project by
portunities for improvement early in Orion’s devel-     nearly 30 percent,” said Jeff Flick of EMF, Inc.,
opment phase,” stated Lloyd Gregg, United Space         an Orion USA subcontractor located in Merritt Is-
Alliance Orion program manager, who presented           land, Florida. “By involving our quality assurance
this concept this week at the AIAA Space 2009           staff in the procurement process, our purchasing
Conference.                                             agents were able to make more informed decisions
      Gregg further explained that Lockheed Mar-        which resulted in improved receiving, work flow
tin began this process two years before the first       and fabrication operations. However, the most
hardware is scheduled to arrive at Kennedy Space        surprising outcome was the positive effect on our
Center so insight of the critical features and re-      workforce morale due to better teamwork.”
quirements can be understood to discover potential            As the prime contractor to NASA for the
operability issues that can be mitigated in the de-     Orion Project, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]
sign process. “By leveraging USA’s human space          is responsible for designing and building the
flight expertise and utilizing lessons learned from     Orion crew exploration vehicle, a state-of-the-
decades of shuttle processing, Lockheed Martin          art spacecraft that will have more flexible space
has developed a tool that can adjust factory CON-       exploration capability than any previous human
OPS to reduce vehicle cycle time and processing         space flight vehicle.
costs,” said Gregg. “Essentially we will have virtu-          United Space Alliance is supporting Lock-
ally manufactured the first Orion Flight Test Ar-       heed Martin’s Orion project in design and devel-
ticle for Ascent Abort 2 multiple times before the      opment of hardware and software for both flight
parts actually arrive in Florida.”                      and ground. USA’s primary roles include: per-
      Orion will ultimately be assembled in the his-    forming the assembly, integration, and processing
toric Operations & Checkout Building at NASA’s          of the Orion capsule at the Kennedy Space Center;
Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The facility was       providing operations expertise to the Lockheed
certified earlier this year following the completion    Martin design and engineering team to ensure op-
of a $55 million renovation funded by the State of      timum operability and producibility; developing
Florida, Lockheed Martin and NASA to create a           the initial Orion avionics integration test facility
state-of-the-art facility to support NASA’s future      at the Johnson Space Center; and providing por-
human space flight endeavors.                           tions of the onboard flight software.
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  Doris L. Cunningham               Condolences to the family may        Trinity Episcopal Church, where      Jeffery Daniel Milan, 25             Jean Murray Leuthold (Charles).
                                    be made to www.mgf h.com. Ar-        a Funeral Service will be con-                                            He is survived by his loving
        Bean, 75                    rangements provided by the Mat-      ducted at 11:00 a.m. with Rever-                                          wife Maryann Murray, daughter
                                    tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home,       end John Ball officiating. Inter-                                         Aimee Yocum, son Eric Mur-
                                    P.A.                                 ment will follow in the church                                            ray & daughter in law Kimberly
                                                                         cemetery.                                                                 Murray, brother Kenneth Mur-
                                     Grace Bertram Hilder,                   In lieu of f lowers memorial                                          ray, sister Linda English, and
                                                                         contributions may be made to the                                          grandson Zachary Yocum. He
                                              92                         Grace B. Hilder Memorial Fund,                                            was pre-deceased by his sister
                                                                         c/o Trinity Episcopal Church,                                             Patricia Murray.
                                                                         P.O. Box 207, St. Mary’s City,                                                 Tom graduated from Geneva
                                                                         MD 20686.                                                                 College in Beaver, PA and taught
                                                                             Condolences to the family                                             English, as well as coached foot-
                                                                         may be made at www.brinsfield-                                            ball at Great Mills High School,
                                                                         funeral.com                                                               Leonardtown High School and
                                                                             Arrangements provided by                                              Chopticon High School. He was
                                                                         the Brinsfield Funeral Home,                                              also a track coach and led the
                                                                         P.A., Leonardtown, MD.                                                    Chopticon High School Track
                                                                                                                                                   Team to the state finals where
                                                                         Ashley Marie Lowmiller,                                                   they placed 2nd in 1987. Tom had
                                                                                                                                                   always loved the water and that
                                                                                   20                                                              is in part, why he has been here
                                                                                                                                                   in Southern MD for the last 30
                                                                                                                   Jeffery Daniel Milan, 25, of    years.
     Doris L. Cunningham Bean,                                                                                Hollywood, MD died Tuesday,
75, of Valley Lee, MD died on                                                                                 September 8, 2009. He was the
September 11, 2009 at St. Mary’s                                                                              son of Susan Eileen O’Rear of
Hospital. Born January 18, 1934,                                                                              Hollywood, MD and the late Jef-
she was the daughter of the late                                                                              fery David Milan.
William and Ruby Cunningham.                                                                                       Jeffery was a construc-
                                         Grace Bertram Hilder, 92, of                                         tion worker who loved cooking,
She was the loving wife of James    St. Mary’s County, MD died on
A. Bean, Jr. whom she married                                                                                 spending time with friends and
                                    September 13, 2009 in Charlot-                                            family, especially his girlfriend
on December 22, 1974 in Leonar-     tesville, VA. She was born on
dtown, MD. She is also survived                                                                               Michelle Ritter and her children
                                    January 4, 1917 in Portland, NY,                                          Devan and Alyssa. He also en-
by her children; Tom Allwine of     the daughter of the late Francis
Dunkirk, MD, Tim Allwine of                                                                                   joyed skateboarding and learning
                                    and Donna Bertram. She was                                                about history. He was a very lov-
Sonoma County, CA, Jeff All-        preceded in death by her husband
wine of Waldorf, MD, Mindy                                                                                    ing young man who was tragical-
                                    of 48 years, Robert Alan Hilder.                                          ly taken from us much too soon.
Rorabacher of Valley Lee, MD,            She is survived by two
Robin Duke of Piney Point, MD,                                                                                He will be missed by all who
                                    daughters; Marjorie Conrath and                                           loved him.
Johnny Bean of Valley Lee, MD       husband Barney of Charlottes-
and David Bean of Mechanics-                                                                                       Jeffery is survived by broth-
                                    ville, VA and Janet Fiackos and                                           ers, Jonathan Ryan Milan and
ville, MD as well as 17 grand-      husband George of St. Mary’s              Ashley Marie Lowmiller, 20,
children, 3 great-grandchildren                                                                               Kyle Patrick O’Rear both of Hol-
                                    City, MD, six grandchildren; Pe-     of California, MD and formerly       lywood, MD, grandparents, Wan-
and her sister Sharon King of       ter Fiackos and wife Charlene,       of Lexington Park, MD died                                                     Family will receive friends
Surprise, AZ. She was preceded                                                                                da Dennison of Nanjemoy, MD
                                    Ann Zum Brunnen and husband          September 8, 2009 in Baltimore,      and Glen and Mary Ann Denni-         on Tuesday, September 15, 2009
in death by her brother Kenneth     Stephen, Gregory Fiackos and         MD. Born December 18, 1988,                                               for Tom’s a Life Celebration from
Cunningham. Mrs. Bean was                                                                                     son of White Plains, MD.
                                    wife Debbie, Fred Conrath, Lisa      she was the daughter of Debo-             Family received friends for     5p.m. to 8p.m. in the Brinsfield
a graduate of Anacostia High        Summers and husband, John and        rah Jean Goodwin of Leonard-                                              Funeral Home, P.A., Leonard-
School in Washington, DC and                                                                                  Jeffery’s Life Celebration on
                                    Susan Albaugh and husband Da-        town, MD and Robert Lowmiller        Monday, September 14, 2009           town, MD A Funeral Service was
was currently a homemaker.          vid, twelve great-grandchildren;     of Lexington Park, MD. She is                                             held Wednesday, September 16,
She belonged to the St. Mary’s                                                                                from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
                                    Robert and Gregory Fiackos,          also survived by her brother Dy-     in the Brinsfield Funeral Home,      2009 at 9:30 a.m. in St. George
County Democratic Club where        Carlee and Caroline Loescher,        lan Lowmiller, her grandparents                                           Episcopal Church, Valley Lee,
she was a past president and                                                                                  22955 Hollywood Road, Leon-
                                    Zachary and Luke Zum Brunnen,        John and Dorothy Goodwin of          ardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral         MD with Reverend Greg Syler
treasurer and St. Mary’s County     Emily and Andrew Fiackos, Ryan       Lady Lake, FL, formerly of Col-                                           officiating.
Democratic Central Committee.                                                                                 Service was conducted by Rever-
                                    and Jacob Conrath, Daniel Sum-       ton’s Point, MD and Robert and       end Michael Jones of the Patux-           Interment followed in the
She was an avid Redskin fan and     mers and Alexander Albaugh.          Audrey Lowmiller of Berkley                                               church cemetery.
enjoyed playing cards.                                                                                        ent Presbyterian Church on Tues-
                                    She was also the beloved aunt of     Springs, WV. She was preced-         day, September 15, 2009 at 11:00          Serving as pallbearers were
     The family received friends    many nieces and nephews.             ed in death by her sister Shelby                                          Dale English (brother in law),
on Monday, September 14, 2009                                                                                 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral
                                         She was a member of Trin-       Lowmiller. A lifelong resident of    Home Chapel. Interment fol-          Brian English (nephew), Lauren
from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Mat-       ity Episcopal Church, St. Mary’s     St. Mary’s County, Ashley was                                             English (niece), Jim McCann
tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home,                                                                                lowed in Charles Memorial Gar-
                                    City, MD and served on the altar     a Handyman for R.V. Lowmiller        dens, Leonardtown, MD.               (cousin), Michael Rosenzweig
Leonardtown, MD where prayers       guild. In 1978, she and Barbara      for 5 years.                                                              (brother in law) and Steve Wams-
were said at 7:00 PM by Deacon                                                                                     Serving as pallbearers were
                                    Townsend co-founded the Mul-              The family received friends     Kenny Smythers, Jeremy Weller,       ley (friend).
George L’Heureux. A Mass of         berry Shoppe; a gift shop operat-    on Friday, September 11, 2009                                                  Memorial        contributions
Christian Burial was celebrat-                                                                                Ricky Rest, Tim Weitski, Jake
                                    ed by the church and managed it      from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Mat-      Weitski, Darious Varlack and         may be made to the University
ed on Tuesday, September 15,        for over 20 years. Her beautiful     tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home,                                            of Maryland Foundation Green-
2009 at 10:30 AM in St. George                                                                                Rick Milan. Honorary pallbear-
                                    needlework can be seen through-      Leonardtown, MD where prayers        ers will be Jonathan Milan and       ebaum Cancer Center, 22 Greene
Catholic Church with Msgr. Karl     out the church.                      were said at 7:00 PM. A funeral                                           St. Baltimore, MD 21201 or Hos-
Chimiak officiating. Interment                                                                                Kyle O’Rear.
                                         A Lifetime Member of the St.    service was held on Saturday,             Arrangements by the Brins-      pice of St. Mary’s, Inc., P.O. Box
followd in the church cemetery.     Mary’s County Garden Club, she       September 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM                                            625, Leonardtown, MD 20650
Pallbearers were Gregory Ad-                                                                                  field Funeral Home, P.A., Leon-
                                    was known for her award win-         at the Mattingley-Gardiner Fu-       ardtown, MD.                              Condolences to the family
ams, Robert “Puggie” Russell,       ning f lower arrangements, sev-      neral Home with Fr. John Mat-                                             may be made at www.brinsfield-
Robert Lynch, Bobby Bean, Dave      eral of which were featured in the   tingly officiating. Interment fol-                                        funeral.com.
Long, Johnny Adams. Honorary        National Federation of Gardens       lowed in St. Francis Xavier Cem-      Thomas J. Murray, 62                     Arrangements provided by
pallbearers were The Honorable      Club’s calendars. She participat-    etery, Leonardtown, MD.                                                   the Brinsfield Funeral Home,
Steny Hoyer, Senator Roy Dyson,     ed in many of the club’s service          Contributions may be made            Thomas J. Murray, 62, of        P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Delegate Johnny Wood, Gerry         projects in the community. She       to BB&T Bank for benefit of          Leonardtown MD died Septem-
Moran, Eddie Duke, George           sewed costumes for the Historic      Ashley Lowmiller, Account #          ber 11, 2009 in his home after
Dowling, Danny Raley and John       St. Mary’s City Foundation. She      0005157405731. Condolences to        battling cancer for six years. He
Bohanon.                            served as a volunteer for Meals      the family may be made to www.       was surrounded by his loving
     Contributions may be left to   on Wheels for many years.            mgf h.com. Arrangements pro-         family at his time of death.
2nd District Volunteer Rescue            Family will receive friends     vided by the Mattingley-Gardin-           Tom was born on Valentine’s
Squad and Fire Department, P.O.     on Thursday, September 17, 2009      er Funeral Home, P.A.                Day, 1947 in Pittsburgh, PA to
Box 1, Valley Lee. MD 20692.        from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in                                           the late Joseph W. Murray and to
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         Continued

Aloysius “Allie” Francis
   Desales Raley Sr., 71
                                         devoted father of five children: Mary
                                         Frances Bell and her husband T.W. of
                                                                                   of Fame, director of the Farm Bureau
                                                                                   Association and was an active mem-          Four Finalists To Visit St.
                                                                                                                               Mary’s College
                                         Leonardtown, MD, Al Raley, Jr. and        ber of Holy Angels Parish. Allie shall
                                         his wife Cheryl of Mechanicsville,        be remembered as a role model and
                                         MD, C.D. Raley and his wife Patty         community leader for his many years
                                         of Avenue, MD, Bobby Raley and his        of tireless devotion and services.                Four candidates for the presidency of St. Mary’s College will be visiting
                                         Fiancé Laura Grandstaff of Morgan-              The family received friends on        the campus on different days during the next two weeks to meet with faculty,
                                         za, MD and Janet Phetteplace and          Friday, September 11, 2009 from             staff, students and the public.
                                         her husband Donald “Duck” of Cle-         4:00 – 8:00 PM in Holy Angels Cath-               Members of the public will have a chance to meet them individually in
                                         ments, MD. He is also survived by         olic Church, Avenue, MD , where             an open forum scheduled for each finalist that will be held in St. Mary’s Hall
                                         seventeen grandchildren, six great-       prayers were said at 7:00PM. A Mass         from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
                                         grandchildren and was the brother of      of Christian Burial was celebrated                The college’s Board of Trustees is expected to announce its decision at its
                                         Julia Jones of Napa Valley, CA, and       on Saturday, September 12, 2009 in          next board meeting on Saturday, Oct. 3.
                                         Joseph Raley and his wife Frances of      Holy Angels Catholic Church, Ave-                 The person selected will succeed outgoing president Maggie O’Brien, who
                                         Lake Charles, LA. He was preceded         nue, MD, 10:00AM with Fr. Fr. Wil-          will represent the college as a professor in program of medieval and Renais-
                                         in death by his siblings; John Dennis     liam Gurnee officiating. Interment          sance studies in Oxford, England.
                                         “Junior” Raley, Jr., James K. Raley,      followed in Sacred Heart Catholic
                                         Walter Benna Raley, Shirley Ann           Church Cemetery, Bushwood, MD.                   Below are the finalists:
                                         Norris and Barbara Clare “Reds”           Pallbearers were his grandsons; Don-
                                         Gasiewicz. Allie Raley was a full         ald Phetteplace, Jr., Charlie Raley, Jr.,        • Katherine Conway-Turner –
                                         time farmer and custom applicator.        Ken Hall, Josh Phetteplace, Dylan           Thursday, Sept. 17 – former provost
                                         His Favorite pastimes were plant-         Raley and Michael Raley. Honorary           (2004-09) of the State University of
                                         ing a garden, flowers, and working        Pallbearers were his grandchildren,         New York-Geneseo, a public liberal
                                         in the yard. He planted his garden        7th District Optimist Club members,         arts college near Rochester.
                                         big enough for the entire 7th District    7th District Rescue Squad and Sev-               Prior to that (2001-04), she was
                                         and many others. He enjoyed fishing,      enth District Fire Department.              dean of the College of Liberal Arts
      Aloysius “Allie” Francis Desales   hunting and spending time with his              Contributions may be made             and Social Sciences at Georgia South
Raley Sr., 71, of Avenue, MD died        family and friends. He had a special      to the 7th District Rescue Squad,           University, located northwest of Sa-
September 8, 2009 in St. Mary’s Hos-     place in his heart for every grandchild   P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609                vannah and part of the state univer-
pital, Leonardtown, MD, surrounded       and great-grandchild, he loved chil-      and/or Holy Angels Catholic                 sity system. She earned a Ph.D. in
by family and friends. Born October      dren. He was a charter life and active    Church, 21335 Coltons Point                 psychology from the University of
28, 1937 in Avenue, MD he was the        member of the 7th District Rescue         Road, Avenue, MD 20609. Con-                Kansas and taught psychology at
son of the late John Dennis and Mary     Squad, past chief of the 7th District     dolences may be left for the fam-           Santa Clara University.
Evelyn Bailey Raley, Sr. He was the      Volunteer Fire Department, Active         ily at www.mgf h.com Arrange-                    She is currently a founder of a
loving husband of Joan Frances Mat-      Delegate to the Southern Maryland         ments provided by the Mattin-               consulting company in Wilmington,
tingly Raley whom he married on          Fireman’s Association (SMVFA) and         gley-Gardiner Funeral Home,                 Del.
April 4, 1959 at Holy Angels Catholic    was inducted into the SMVFA’S Hall        P.A.                                                                                  Katherine Conway-Turner
Church in Avenue, MD. He was the
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                                                                                                                                                                     In The
          Thursday, September 17, 2009

   Fact
    un            In 1958, the Crayola crayon color "Prussian Blue" was changed to "Midnight
                  Blue" by the request of teachers as kids could not relate to Prussian history.




Remembering 9/11
By Joany Nazdin
Contributing Writer

      The students at Chopticon High School in Morganza, under the di-
rection of Gina Dereng, student government adviser, made a replica of
the Twin Towers and the Pentagon to commemorate the 9/11 attacks this
year.
      The students were able to place the names of the nearly 3,000 victims
of the tragedy on the monuments.
      “It is very sobering for our students when they walk by to see this,”
said Garth Bowling, principal of Chopticon. “Just the visual impact of see-
ing so many names. Plus so many people in this area had family or loved
ones who were affected by the day.”
      Dereng also was able to organize a memorial “11 Laps Around the
Track Event”, where students who completed the entire 11 laps
donated $5 to a fund given to the 7th District Volunteer Fire
Department.
      “We were able to collect $150, which we chose to do-
nate to the 7th District VFD, because they are the closest in
proximity to our school,” Dereng said. “We are hoping that
we can do something like this every year for 9/11.”
      “This is something that happened when some of our kids
were in the 1st grade,” Bowling said. “So many of them say
that they remember where they were when they heard about
the event. This just helps them to keep remembering.”


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     Challenge Cup
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo by Andy Phillips
                                                                                                                  Students at Chopticon High School remembered the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by attaching the victims’
                                                                                                                  names to representations of the Pentagon, left, in Arlington, Va., and the World Trade towers in New York.




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                                                                                                                    Responsibilities:
                                                                                                                    	    • Manage on-site sales and provide product and house information
                                                                                                                           to prospective home buyers
                                                                                                                    	    • Maintain contact with the purchaser from contract signing
                                                                                                                           through to settlement
                                                                                                                    	    • Manage and create sales technique for developing new leads
                                                                                                                    	    • Administration of sales contracts and reporting of home sales, lot
                                                                                                                           status and inventory
                                                                                       Photo by Taylor Gregg        	    • Maintenance of model home and marketing material for home
Sailors from Leonardtown High School won the Challenge Cup in competition against St. Mary’s Ryken High                    buyers (brochures, price lists, etc.)
School during the Leonardtown Wharf celebration on Saturday.                                                        	    • Ensure property listings in the MRIS, New Homes Guide and
Sailing for Leonardtown were A Division Skipper Edward Sierra and crews Brent Thorward and Ryan Beeves, as
well as B Division Skipper Grant Walters and crew Michael Daulo.                                                           other list publications
Sailing for St. Mary’s Ryken were A Division Skipper Mark Ragland and crew Albert Larsen, as well as B Division
Skipper Kalin Hanson and crews Tim Hodges and Alicia Snellings.
                                                                                                                    	    • Maintain Community Data Notebook of project including ser
                                                                                                                           vices, facilities, and products
                                                                                                                    	    • Coordinate and attend pre-construction meeting, pre-drywall
                                                                                                                           walk, and pre-closing orientation
           College Fair on Tuesday                                                                                  	    • Represent the company professionally in all interactions with
                                                                                                                           customers and home buyers
     The Southern Maryland College Fair will             lege, are encouraged to attend this event along            	    • Adhere to and promote the Mission, Vision, and Values of
be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Hollywood           with parents or guardians. Admission is free                      Stanley Martin
Volunteer Firehouse. The first session is from           and more information is available from all
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the second session is             high school counselors in St. Mary’s County
from 5 to 7:30 p.m.                                      and Calvert County, or by contacting the St.               Qualifications:
     Approximately 100 colleges and universi-            Mary’s County Public Schools’ Department of                	    • Management candidates MUST have at least 3 years experience
ties will be represented. Learn what these insti-        Student Services & Academic Support at 301-                       in new home or big ticket sales
tutions offer, their requirements for admission,         475-5511, ext. 150.                                        	    • Associate candidates--building experience preferred but not re
their location, and their costs.                              The event is hosted by the St. Mary’s                        quired
     College and university officials will be on         County Public Schools, in collaboration with
hand to answer any and all questions from stu-           Calvert County Public Schools, St. Mary’s
                                                                                                                    	    • College degree or commensurate experience required
dents, parents, and guardians concerning their           Ryken High School, the College of Southern                 	    • Excellent organizational skills
schools.                                                 Maryland, and the St. Mary’s County Library                	    • A team player with good communication skills and a positive at
     All college-bound students in the tri-              System.                                                           titude
county area, as well as those considering col-
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 17       Thursday, September 17, 2009                                                 The County Times                         Crime&
                                                                                                                                Punishment
 Seven County Residents Among Dozen
Defendants Indicted For Drug Conspiracy                                                                                                       Briefs
By Guy Leonard                                       kilograms. The indictment also alleges they           Police: Scofflaw Sex Offender Arrested
Staff Writer                                         conspired to distribute more than 50 grams of
                                                     crack cocaine as part of the alleged on-going              Local detectives have arrested a registered sex offender who allegedly failed to register a
      A major investigation into an alleged far-     criminal enterprise.                                  change in his address.
reaching drug ring based in Southern Maryland             Rosenstein did reveal, however, that the              According to a Bureau of Criminal Investigations press release, John A. Talley, 30, formerly
has resulted in the indictment of 12 defendants,     alleged conspiracy was profitable to the defen-       of Leonardtown, was found in a Great Mills residence Sept. 15. Detectives say that Talley had
seven of them from St. Mary’s County.                dants – so much so that his office is seeking the     returned to St. Mary’s County on Sept. 14 after staying in Virginia.
      The three Southern Maryland sheriffs,          forfeiture of $1.5 million in proceeds from the            He was incarcerated at the county detention center.
U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, as well as law         defendants.
enforcement agents with the U.S. Drug En-                 The indictment is also seeking the forfei-
forcement agency made the announcement at            ture of a home in Mechanicsville tied to the al-      Man Accused Of Assaulting, Threatening Victim
a Wednesday press conference in Leonardtown          leged drug dealing operation.
as the latest development in a case dating back           Rosenstein said the operation was a com-              On Sept. 12, 2009, Deputy Thomas Seyfried responded to the Lexington Park Ford dealer-
to late 2006.                                        bined effort between local law enforcement, his       ship for a report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival Seyfried met with the victim who reported he
      “This is a major narcotics investigation       office and DEA agents using electronic surveil-       was in a verbal altercation with Joseph Wade Barnes, 47, of Lexington Park. The verbal altercation
that has begun to unfold in St. Mary’s, Calvert,     lance and wiretaps to gain evidence against the       became physical when Barnes allegedly punched the victim in the mouth. Barnes then allegedly
Charles and Prince George’s counties,” said St.      defendants.                                           brandished a silver pocketknife and threatened the victim. The victim fled. Barnes also is alleged
Mary’s Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron. “This                  Rosenstein added that agents also seized         to have retrieved a metal baseball bat and pursued the victim. The victim was able to flee from
will have a significant impact in St. Mary’s and     an additional $200,000 in cash, $30,000 from a        Barnes and contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report the assault. Barnes was still at the location
make it a safer county, as it will in Charles and    bank account, automobiles, motorcycles, racing        when Seyfried arrived. Barnes was interviewed, arrested and charged with first- and second-
Calvert.”                                            car engines, jewelry and 15 firearms.                 degree assault.
      The seven local defendants indicted are             “The goal is to seize all the profits, to take
Rodney Mathew Estep, Jr., 33, and Glenn Ed-          the money out of crime,” Rosenstein said. “The
win Buckler, 34, both of Mechanicsville, Jona-       goal is to uproot entire drug organizations.”         Man Charged With Fleeing Police, Resisting Arrest
than Latif Chase, 35, of California, Donald An-           The defendants in the case face a minimum
tonio Townsend, 31 of Bushwood, James Walter         of 10 years in prison if convicted and up to life          On Sept. 12, 2009, Raymond Louis Holt, Jr., 44, of Mechanicsville was operating a vehicle
Ball, 34, of Great Mills, and Darrell Alphonso       behind bars, Rosenstein said.                         and was observed by Deputy H. Allen committing an alleged traffic violation. Allen attempted
Carter, 42, of Abell, and Travis Jamar Mills, 21,         He said he expected more indictments as          to stop Holt’s vehicle by initiating the emergency equipment on her marked St. Mary’s County
of Hollywood.                                        the investigation continued.                          Sheriffs Office cruiser, but Holt allegedly refused to stop. Holt abruptly stopped his vehicle and
      Rosenstein said that due to the number of           “This investigation is on-going,” Rosen-         fled on foot, police state. Allen gave chase and apprehended Holt. As Allen was attempting to
defendants from St. Mary’s, the focus of the in-     stein told reporters. “This is not the end of the     handcuff Holt, he refused to submit and tried to pull away from Allen, police state. Allen was able
vestigation was here, though the ring allegedly      road for us.”                                         to subdue and handcuff Holt. Holt was charged with driving while intoxicated, fleeing and eluding
spread throughout Southern Maryland.                      The remaining defendants indicted include        and resisting arrest.
      Federal indictments allege that the defen-     Shawn Theodore Whittington, 29, of Waldorf,
dants were involved in a conspiracy to possess       Anthony Levi Taylor, 41, of Lusby, Anthony
and distribute cocaine from November of 2006         Maurice Thomas, 49 and Nathaniel Christo-
to September of this year. The federal indict-       pher Ford, 39, both of Waldorf and Christopher
ment, which was returned Sept. 2 and unsealed        Tyrone Brown, 39, of Capitol Heights.

                                                                                                                                                        Philip H. Dorsey III
Sept. 10, did not list specific amounts of cocaine
distributed, only that it was an amount over five         guyleonard@countytimes.net


Eyesore Home Now Demolished                                                                                                                              Attorney at Law
By Guy Leonard                                            A passerby on Route 235 spotted the fire
Staff Writer                                         at about 1a.m. Sunday that brought 50 fire-
                                                     fighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood
      A house in Oakville that has been set          and Leonardtown volunteer fire companies to
ablaze at least three times in the
past several years was the site of
yet another fire that has State Fire
Marshal investigators looking for a
cause.
      But this will be the last fire
call for the house at the corner of
Route 235 and Sandgates Road,
since as of Wednesday it lies in a
heap after its owner tore it down
                                                                                                             -Serious Personal Injury Cases-
with a backhoe.
      Daniel Ridgell, owner of Rid-
gell Oil, manned the backhoe him-
self as he tore away chunks of the
                                                                                                                               LEONARDTOWN: 301-475-5000
dilapidated structure.                                                                                                          TOLL FREE: 1-800-660-3493
      He said he had purchased the
home from its original owners
                                                                                                                                  EMAIL: phild@dorseylaw.net
more than a decade ago and had
commercial plans for it. Now he’s
just going to be done with the prop-
erty, he told The County Times.                                                 Photo by Guy Leonard
                                      Daniel Ridgell tears down the house on Route 235 in Oakville that
      “I’m just going to sell this has been vacant for years.
property as soon as I get this mess
cleaned up,” Ridgell said.                          spend five minutes containing the blaze, said
      In the last month he said he had received state fire marshal spokesman Joseph Zurolo.
a letter from the county stating he would have            Zurolo said that investigators have not
fines levied against him because of the haz- determined what started the fire, which was
ardous condition of the property.                   found to have started on the kitchen floor of
      County Officials confirmed the letter the dilapidated structure.

                                                                                                                                                                  www.dorseylaw.net
stated $300-a-day fine were possible.                     The last reported blaze at the home was
      “I’m not paying anything,” Ridgell said. back in October of last year and that incident
“I’ll see them in court first.”                     was deemed an arson by fire marshals.
                                                                                                   The County Times                                           Thursday, September 17, 2009                                18

    Cover
                   On The
                                                                                                                                                                                      The Newtowne
                                                                                                                                                                                         Players
 Treading the Boards in Lexington Park                                                                                                                                                         2009/2010
By Virginia Terhune
Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                                                                                Season
      People who live in St. Mary’s County don’t                                                                                                                                      • The Fantasticks – Nov.
have to trek to Washington to go to the theater.                                                                                                                                      6-22, 2009
      The county has one of its own that is about
to finish its fifth season with a production of
“Harvey” that starts Friday and runs through                                                                                                                                          • Over the River and
Oct. 4.
      In early November the Newtowne Play-                                                                                                                                            Through the Woods – Jan.
ers it will start their sixth season in the Three                                                                                                                                     22-Feb. 7, 2010
Notch Theater in Lexington Park with the “The
Fantasticks.”
      “It’s already been cast and in rehearsals,”                                                                                                                                     • The Importance of Being
said Valarie Green, a volunteer, actress, producer
and member of the board of directors.                                                                                                                                                 Earnest – March 26-April
      “It’s remarkable,” said Bill Scarafia, presi-                                                                                                                                   11, 2010
dent of the board of directors, about the troupe’s
progress since it secured its building on South
Coral Drive – the old Lexington Park library –                                                                                                                                        • Wit – May 14-30, 2010
from the county in 2004 and began producing
plays there in 2005.
      Since then the theater has managed to put                                                                                                                                       • Laundry & Bourbon/
                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Frank Marquart
on five plays a year and maintain a level of qual-
                                                          Bill Scarafia, president of the board of directors of the Newtowne Players, sees a bright future ahead for county’s com-
                                                                                                                                                                                      Lone Star – Aug. 6-22,
ity doing it, despite an uncertain funding stream
and an all-volunteer crew.
                                                          munity theater. One goal is to add another play to the current list of five a year and another is to add variety to the
                                                          offerings.
                                                                                                                                                                                      2010
      “They’re hardworking people,” said Scara-              hind the scenes and out in the community raising     place to visit.
fia, who is also president of the St. Mary’s Coun-           awareness and also raising money.                         Once “Harvey” finishes its run, the theater          morous “The History of St. Mary’s County in
ty Chamber of Commerce.                                           Corporate sponsors, for example, are al-        will undertake some renovations thanks to do-             23 Minutes” – at the Blessing of the Fleet event
      “I didn’t know when I became president last            ways welcome to help cover overhead costs,           nations. One businessman has already replaced             on Oct. 3-4 at the St. Clements Island/Potomac
October that this would turn into a part-time job,”          which run $1,500 a month for electricity not to      the ceiling tiles in the lobby. Meanwhile, the cast       River Museum in Colton’s Point.
he said laughing about his role with the theater.            mention fuel oil.                                    of an earlier production, “Shakespeare in Holly-                Down the road, Scarafia envisions the the-
      The productions, fundraising and building                   Board members are also called upon to fill      wood”, raised $500 to repaint the bluish lobby an         ater growing and adapting to the changing popu-
maintenance are all done by a mix of volunteers              in the gaps when necessary.                          off-white color.                                          lation of the county, which includes newcomers
with some outside financial help from the “kind-                  Right now the theater is looking for a volun-        “We want to warm it up and make it pretty,”          who are clamoring more culturally-oriented
                                                                                teer box office manager and       Green said.                                               things to do.
                                                                                the board members are rotat-           Plans also call for remodeling the bar in the              “It’s an additional qualify of life that we can
                                                                                ing the duties.                   lobby, where theatergoers gather during inter-            offer,” he said.
                                                                                      The theater can always      mission. Someone has also offered to help paint
                                                                                use skilled carpenters and        the inside walls of the theater, something that               For more information, go to www.new-
                                                                                seamstresses to build sets        will have to be done between productions.                 towneplayers.org or call 301-737-5447.
                                                                                and sew costumes, Green
                                                                                said. Also on the list are ush-         Broader Offerings
                                                                                ers, stagehands and people to
                                                                                help clean and maintain the             When the new season starts
                                                                                building.                         in November, one of the goals will
                                                                                      “We’re happy to accept      be to offer a more diverse list of
                                                                                anybody in any capacity,”         productions, Scarafia said.
                                                                                she said laughing.                      Right now the theater has loy-
                                                                                      A theater major in col-     al following of older people, many
                                                                                lege in Michigan, Green pre-      of whom enjoy musicals and com-
                                                                                viously worked with an es-        edies, and there’s nothing wrong
                                                                                tablished community theater       with that.
                                                                                that was 60 years old.                    “Comedies are what sells,
                                                                                      “It’s very different than   that’s what pays the bills,” Green
                                                                                a fledging theater which is       says.
                                                                                struggling to get on its feet,”         But the troupe is also seeing
                                                                                she said.                         some new and younger faces com-
                                                                                      She sometimes runs          ing to performances and stopping
                                                                                into people who don’t know        by to volunteer, Scarafia said.
                                                                                the county has a community              They might be new to the
                                                                                theater.                          county and checking out the Three
                                                                                      “Theater? What the-         Notch Theater to see what going
                                                                                ater? I didn’t know there was     on, he said. Or sometimes they’re
                                                                                a theater,” she says about the    just looking for something to do.
                                                                                response.                               In any case, the goal is to ca-
                                                                                      Others [wrongly] per-       ter to a diverse audience.
                                                                                ceive that because it’s com-            “Our mission is to bring the-
                                                                                munity theater, it can’t be       ater here, which is more than musi-
                                                                                good.                             cals and comedies,” he said.
                                                                                      Not true, says Scarafia.          Scheduled for next May is
                                                                                      “We’re not a bunch of       “Wit,” a play by Margaret Edson
                                                                                neighbors who decided one         about an Engish professor facing
                                                      Photo by Frank Marquart
                                                                                Saturday to put a play on,”       terminal cancer that won the 1999
P.J. Baker, 24, director of “Harvey”, now showing at the Three Notch Theater, he said.                            Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
is pursuing a career in theater and film. A graduate of St. Mary’s College, he        Productions draw on a             The theater is also reaching
has a particular interest in the technical side of production.                  talented pool of set design-      out to the community by taking its
                                                                                ers, performers and others        show on the road.
ness of strangers” (and friends) who donate ev- with a range of experience, said Green.                                 The Seventh District Optimist                                          Photo by Frank Marquart
erything from cash to ceiling tiles.                              Besides putting on quality productions, the     Club has asked it to perform of its Valarie Green wears many hats as a board member with the New-
      While actors and the stage crew work on the trope also wants to make the theater a pleasant                 original one-act plays – the hu- towne Players. She has also performed in plays and produced them.
production, the board of directors is working be-
19   Thursday, September 17, 2009                          The County Times




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                                                                                                          Approves New Swine Flu Vaccine
                                                                                                         By LAURAN NEERGAARD                               eryone who wants it, that is.
                                                          2 bedroom                                      AP Medical Writer                                       The government has ordered 195 million
                                                                                                                                                           doses for now but may order more if needed,
                                                            1 bath                                             WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and
                                                                                                         Drug Administration approved the new swine
                                                                                                                                                           she said. Typically 100 million Americans
                                                                                                                                                           seek flu vaccine every year.
                                        Fireplace,                                                       flu vaccine Tuesday, a long-anticipated step as          But the vaccine, which protects against
                                                                                                         the U.S. government works to get vaccinations     what doctors prefer to call the 2009 H1N1 flu
                                        washer, dryer,                                                   under way next month.                             strain, will not arrive all at once. About 45 mil-
                                                                                   MUST MOVE
                                        dishwasher,                                                            The vaccine is made by CSL Ltd. of Aus-     lion doses are expected by mid-October. That
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                                                                                                         makes the only nasal-spray flu vaccine.            cations from it, to be first in line – including
                                                                                                               Health and Human Services Secretary         children and pregnant women.

   Spring Valley Apartments                                                                              Kathleen Sebelius announced the vaccine’s
                                                                                                         approval to Congress – and said she hopes to
                                                                                                         get the first limited supplies distributed early
                                                                                                                                                                 FDA licensure means that the govern-
                                                                                                                                                           ment has certified the vaccine is made properly
                                                                                                                                                           and meets specific manufacturing and quality
                                                                                                         in October.                                       standards. Separately, the National Institutes
                      springleasing@hrehllc.com                                                                The bulk of vaccine will start arriving     of Health is studying the vaccine dosage and
                                                                                                         Oct. 15, and Sebelius said it should be avail-    safety. Last week, the NIH announced that one
                                    301-863-2239                                                         able at 90,000 sites around the U.S.
                                                                                                               ``We will have enough vaccine available
                                                                                                                                                           dose appears to protect adults – and that that
                                                                                                                                                           protection kicks in eight to 10 days after the
                                                                                                         for everyone’’ eventually, Sebelius said – ev-    shot.
   21         Thursday, September 17, 2009                                                The County Times
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      Most people have a vision in            ing significant space in the process.      make the room feel or appear cluttered
their head of what they feel to be the             Another way to create space with     or small.
ideal bedroom. Oftentimes that ideal          bedding is to purchase a platform
includes a king-sized bed, a walk-in          bed. These beds are generally smaller     Wallpaper
closet and a bathroom connected di-           and low to the ground, which makes              Bedrooms can also appear larger
rectly to the bedroom.                        the room appear larger as a result. Of    depending on the wallpaper. Horizon-
      While those desires are nice,           course, the bed will be smaller and       tal patterns, for instance, tend to make
they’re rarely reality. In most cases,        might not actually increase space in      a room appear larger. If wallpaper isn’t
simply fitting a king-sized bed is lux-        the room, but it will give the appear-    an option, consider hanging smaller
ury enough for homeowners who may             ance of a larger room.                    pictures or artwork that make the room
find the room is a tad small for the                Conventional beds that are high-     appear larger. The bigger the picture
extra amenities. For renters, this is es-     er off the ground can also save space.    or artwork, the smaller the wall will
pecially the case, as rental properties       Because conventional beds are raised      appear, making the room seem more
rarely boast master bedrooms, mak-            higher, the area underneath can be        confined in the process.
ing it harder for renters to create their     used to store items such as luggage,
dream room for rest and relaxation.           shoes or anything else doesn’t require
      Fortunately, there are ways to          daily use and can be easily slid under
turn a small bedroom into a personal          the bed.
oasis and maximize whatever space is
available. It just takes a little hard work   Mirrors
and some trickery to pull it off.                   Mirrors can also be used to make
                                              a small bedroom appear larger. Again,
Shelves                                       the mirrors will not increase the ac-
      Shelves can help make any bed-          tual space in the room, but when prop-
room seem larger, and shelving units          erly placed about the bedroom, they
typically take up very little space. Me-      can create a doubled-look effect that
mentos from past vacations, pictures          makes the room appear larger than it
of family and friends, books, and even        actually is.
an alarm clock can be placed on shelv-
ing units, negating the need for various      Furniture
small tables strewn about the bedroom               While it might not seem as though
that take up space.                           adding furniture to a small room can
Bedding                                       make it appear larger, small furniture
      Another great way to save space         arranged in the right way, often at an-
in the bedroom is to purchase a storage       gles meant to distract attention from
bed. These are beds that have drawers         the walls, can give a small bedroom
built into the bed frame. While these         the appearance of being larger. Also,
frames are typically large, for those         for those who like to read or work in
with ample closet space (be it in or out      their bedroom, adding small furniture
of the bedroom) to store their clothing,      might be a necessity and not just on
the storage provided by a storage bed         the wish list. Just be sure to arrange
can remove the need for a dresser, sav-       the furniture in a way that doesn’t



 Things to Consider When
 Choosing an Exterior
        Typical of many homeowners upon buying a new home is the idea
  that many things must now change. Rare is the homeowner who doesn’t
  immediately begin transforming the new home in his or her own image.
        One of the projects many new homeowners are quick to consider if
  not undertake concerns the home’s exterior. This typically comes down to
  siding versus painting a home. Those wondering which way to go should
  take the following things into consideration.
        • Change: Those homeowners who are fond of change, such as those
  who routinely move around the furniture in a room, are likely better off
  painting instead of siding a home. That’s because paint is far more flex-
  ible, and homeowners who enjoy change can change the color and trim
  of their home as often as they’d like so long as they can afford to do so.
  Siding is far more permanent.
        • Money: The cost of siding versus painting is perhaps the foremost
  thing to consider for homeowners when making a decision. Siding ini-
  tially costs much more than painting. However, manufacturers often guar-
  antee siding for as much as 50 years. So homeowners who know they
  will be sticking with a particular color for their home might want to go
  with siding, as the cost will not be as much when looked at as a long-term
  investment.
        • Durability: Along those same lines, the durability of siding is often
  far more than that of paint. Those who live in areas where Mother Nature
  can be especially harsh might prefer siding over painting. Siding isn’t im-
  mune to weather, but it tends to fare better through typical weather pat-
  terns than does paint.
        • Clean-up. Both siding and painting need to be maintained. How-
  ever, maintaining a paint job on a home is more tricky than maintaining
  siding. Siding can often be thoroughly cleaned by power washing, where-
  as power washing a painted home can cause the paint to chip or crack.
  Siding does, however, tend to show dirt and grime more than a home that
  has been painted.
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 A Journey Through Time
                 The                                          Chronicle Now Arriving
                                                      and the new musket was placed in a corner
                                                      by the fireplace. After a hearty dinner and
                                                      a pleasant evening, Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright
                                                      and their guests retired for the night. As they




                                                                                                               FALL
                                                      slept, one of the slaves was en route for the
                                                      nearest Federal post.
                                                            The morning dawned bright and clear.
                                                      Capts. Caywood and Sims, under the guise of
                                                      taking a stroll around the estate, were quietly
                                                      scanning the coast to see if any bluecoats were
                                                      near at hand ready to capture them.



                                                                                                             LAWN & PATIO
                                                            Just as breakfast was ready to be placed
                                                      on the table, one of the children glanced out
                                                      the window and saw that the house was sur-
                                                      rounded by Federal cavalry, who were pre-
By Linda Reno




                                                                                                             FURNITURE
                                                      paring to dismount. Instantly the child gave
Contributing Writer                                   an alarm. Mrs. Cartwright hurriedly locked
                                                      the front and back doors of the house, and then
     This is the story of a pair of gold spurs that   proceeding upstairs, she secured the spurs and
were made in 1863 as a gift for General Rob-          secreted them in the bosom of her dress. Then
ert E. Lee. They were smuggled from Prince            she took the heavy musket—about as much
George’s County into St. Mary’s County, to            as she could lift—and hid it in the chimney, a
Virginia, and ultimately into the hands of Gen-       loose brick furnishing a support. Returning

                                                                                                           At Outlet
eral Lee.                                             downstairs, she joined her husband, and was
     The “cover story” was that the spurs were        the least agitated of any of the party.”
a gift from the ladies of Baltimore, but they               A search ensued and the Union troops
weren’t. They had been made at the request

                                                                                                           Discount
                                                      never found Capts. Cawood or Sims, the spurs
of William Alfred Jarboe (son of Matthew Jar-         or musket, but they seized what they consid-
boe and Elizabeth Nelson of St. Mary’s Coun-          ered to be contraband goods.
ty) who was then Register of Wills for Prince               “Mr. Cartwright, Amos Fauquier, and

                                                                                                            Pricing
George’s County.                                      the other man were arrested and taken by the
     “Only a small number of those who could          Federals to Point Lookout. Mr. Cartwright
absolutely be trusted were permitted to sub-          was able to prove that the goods that had been
scribe to a fund for the purchase of the gold         seized were his private property-- he had pur-
spurs. George M. Graham, then a prosperous            chased them with the intention of opening a
farmer in the county, and secretly an ardent          store on his plantation. After being detained
secessionist, gave $50 toward the project, but        for about a week, he was permitted to return
the greater portion of the purchase price was         home.
defrayed by Mr. Jarboe….”                                   Capts. Caywood and Simms, who had
     Jarboe entrusted the spurs to Capt. Charles      seen the arriving Federals in time to conceal
Caywood, a native of Charles County.                  themselves in the thick brush on the edge of
     “…the treasured spurs were placed in             the river, remained in hiding until nearly dusk.
Caywood’s possession by Jarboe, who admon-            As soon as it was dark they secured the spurs
ished him never to part with them while he lived      from Mrs. Cartwright, also the musket, and
until they were given over to General Lee. This       departed for the Confederate lines, which they
caution was unnecessary, as the Confederate           reached without much further trouble.”
spy had often declared
that he would never be
taken alive.”
     Capt. Caywood
made his way to the
plantation of William
Joshua Cartwright and
his wife, Martha Ann
Maddox in St. Mary’s
County.




                                                                                                           Seasonal
     “He was accom-
panied by Capt. Sims,
Amos Fauquier, and
another man, and in
addition to the gold




                                                                                                         OUTLET CENTER
spurs, they had a
splendid new musket
which Prince George’s
County friends had
purchased for Capt.
Dement of the Confed-
erate Army, and had Lee’s Gold Spurs
sent it to him for use                                                                                     McKayʼs Plaza, Charlotte Hall
                                                                                                         301-884-8682 • 301- 274-0615
against the Federals.                                      The spurs were at last delivered to Gen-
     It was the intention of Capt. Caywood and        eral Lee. Although some claim he wore them
Capt. Sims to proceed on their journey that           when he surrendered his Army at Appomattox,
night after partaking of dinner, but a violent        he did not. In fact, he is never known to have
storm set in and they were compelled to re-
main until the following day. Capt. Caywood
called his host to one side and showed him the
                                                      worn them. The spurs remain in the ownership
                                                      of the Lee family and are currently on display     Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 am - 7pm
                                                      at the Visitor’s Center at Stratford Hall.
spurs [asking him] to put them away in a safe
place for the night. Calling Mrs. Cartwright,
her husband told her the story of the spurs and
                                                           The inscription inside the spurs reads
                                                      Semulus Defit Virtus. Presented to Gen. Rob-
                                                                                                                Sunday: 10am - 4pm
                                                      ert Lee, by his friends and admirers of Prince
confided them to her keeping.
     Mrs. Cartwright hid them in her wardrobe
                                                      George’s County, Maryland. Latin transla-
                                                      tion: Valor has provided [his] spurs.                     Closed Tuesdays
                                                                                  The County Times                                Thursday, September 17, 2009                               24

 Jay-Z’s Blueprint Gets A Third Revision                                                                                                   ‘Jennifer’s Body’
 By Chris Stevens                                                      “Run This Town,” is an all-star cut, with pop princess
                                                                                                                                             Not as Hot as
 Staff Writer

      With rap going through a transitional stage thanks to the
                                                                  Rihanna singing the chorus and Kanye West contributing
                                                                  a witty, punch-line filled verse on one of his own creations,
                                                                  while “Real As It Gets” pairs Jay-Z with Atlanta heavyweight
                                                                                                                                              it Should Be
 studio software device Autotune, hip-hop legend Jay-Z brings     Young Jeezy, and both rappers trade bragadocious lyrics over    By Christie Lemire
 a breath of fresh air back to the rap game with The Blueprint    an epic track produced by The Inkredibles, and up-and-com-      AP Movie Critic
 3, his 11th studio album.                                        ing production team from Richmond, Va.
      The album’s lead single, “D.O.A.” (Which stands for              Much like his two previous Blueprint efforts, Jay-Z’s            LOS        ANGELES
 Death of Autotune) is a scathing lecture to young rappers who    Blueprint 3 showed up at a time when rap needed a monster       (AP) – “Jennifer’s Body,”
 rely on computerized voices to sell records instead of tradi-    album to force rappers to re-evaluate their game plan and try   the second screenplay
 tional rap flows, quality lyricism and, in Jay’s words “lack of   something new. And if Jay-Z has his way, Autotune will be a     from Diablo Cody follow-
 aggression.”                                                     thing of the past.                                              ing her Oscar-winning
      On a thumping, wiry guitar-sample-anchored beat craft-                                                                      debut smash “Juno,” is so
 ed by veteran producer No I.D. (who co-produced much of the      chrisstevens@countytimes.net                                    chock full of her quirky trademarks, it almost plays like a
 album with Kanye West), Jay attacks every current trend                                                                                     parody of something she’d write.
 from Autotune to men wearing skinny jeans.                                                                                                        The self-consciously clever dialogue, the
      As for the rest of the album, there is no shortage of                                                                                  gratuitous pop-culture references, the made-
 guest appearances, as artists from Alicia Keys (“Empire                                                                                     up phrases intended to convey a specific high
 State of Mind”) to Jay’s Roc Nation Records protege J.                                                                                      school ethos – they’re all there. Even though
 Cole (“A Star is Born”) to hip-hop rookie-of-the-year can-                                                                                  fembot Megan Fox is an excellent fit to spit out
 didate Drake (“We Off That”) contribute their voices to                                                                                     these witty quips, it’s all so familiar, it makes you
 the album.                                                                                                                                  wonder whether Cody has any other weapons in
      The production is stellar, as Kanye West and his                                                                                       her arsenal.
 mentor No I.D. team up to provide Jay-Z with varying                                                                                              Part of the allure of the Showtime series
 styles of beats to match his versatile flow. Other produc-                                                                                   Cody created, “The United States of Tara” – be-
 tion contributions come from frequent collaborators Tim-                                                                                    yond the versatility of its fabulous star, Toni Col-
 baland, Swizz Beats and the Neptunes.                                                                                                       lette – is the humor she finds in everyday sub-
      Some of the standout cuts from the album include the                                                                                   urbia, the reality and the absurdity. And that’s
 seduction-charged battle of the sexes “Venus vs. Mars,”                                                                                     actually the best part of “Jennifer’s Body,” too.
 on which Jay-Z cites the differences between men and                                                                                              Never mind that it’s a mash-up of horror
 women, using a relationship to tell the story of how, well,                                                                                 flick and teen comedy: When her characters
 women are from Venus and men are from Mars.                                                                                                 are talking about regular stuff like toxic female
                                                                                                                                             friendships, awkward adolescent sex and high-
                                                                                                                                             school dances, it’s funny in a relatable way. It’s
                                                                                                                                             when Cody tries too hard to dazzle us that she
                                                                                                                                             loses her footing; meanwhile, director Karyn
                                                                                                                                             Kusama (“Girlfight,” “Aeon Flux”) struggles in
                                                                                                                                             her own way to find the right tone amid these two
                                                                                                                                             divergent genres.


        of the MT V
                                                                                                                                                   The result: “Jennifer’s Body” is never scary


Winners ic Awards
                                                                                                                                             and it’s only sporadically amusing.
                                                                                                                                                   Fox is a great choice, though, to play Jen-
                                                                                                                                             nifer, the queen bee who longs to flee the small


Video Mus
                                                                                                                                             town of Devil’s Kettle. Here, the “Transformers:”
                                                                                                                                             star gets to show what she can do when given
                                                                                                                                             the chance to speak, and not just run from angry,
                                                                                                                                             shape-shifting trucks in a tight denim miniskirt.
                                                                                                                                  Granted, playing a sexy, popular cheerleader probably
   VIDEO OF THE YEAR:                                                 BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO:                                         wasn’t a huge stretch for her, but hey – it works.
                                                                                                                                        One night, after attending a concert by her favorite
   Beyonce, ``Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).’’                     Eminem, ``We Made You.’’                                    band that goes disastrously awry, Jennifer seems ... dif-
                                                                                                                                  ferent. This is immediately obvious to her childhood best
   BEST FEMALE VIDEO:                                                 BEST NEW ARTIST:                                            friend, the nerdy Needy (Amanda Seyfried, rendered
                                                                                                                                  vaguely mousy beneath glasses and stringy hair). But even-
   Taylor Swift, ``You Belong With Me.’’                              Lady Gaga.                                                  tually the whole town realizes something is wrong when
                                                                                                                                  boys’ bodies start turning up bloodied and eviscerated.
   BEST ROCK VIDEO:                                                   BEST VIDEO THAT
                                                                                                                                        Jennifer, meanwhile, is more radiant and confident
                                                                                                                                  than ever _ and strangely indifferent to the campus-wide
   Green Day, ``21 Guns.’’                                                                                                        catharsis in which everyone else is wallowing, a group-
                                                                      SHOULD HAVE WON A                                           think phenomenon that was parodied so well in “Heath-
   BEST POP VIDEO:                                                    MOONMAN:                                                    ers” and the recent “World’s Greatest Dad.”
                                                                                                                                        Trouble is, we all know what the deal is. There’s no
   Britney Spears, ``Womanizer.’’                                     Beastie Boys, ``Sabotage.’’                                 mystery to engage us, no real frights to jolt us, just a wait-
                                                                                                                                  ing game until the rest of the town catches onto Jennifer’s
   BEST MALE VIDEO:                                                                                                               homicidal tendencies. The explanation of what’s gotten
   T.I. featuring Rihanna, ``Live Your Life.’’                        BEST BREAKTHROUGH                                           into Jennifer, courtesy of the band’s lead singer (Adam
                                                                                                                                  Brody in eye liner), provides a good little dig at the posers
                                                                      VIDEO:                                                      who populate indie rock.

     ary’
                                                                                                                                        Seyfried, with her petite frame and big eyes, is a great
                                                                      Matt and Kim, ``Lessons Learned.’’                          choice to play an unlikely heroine who finds unexpected

    M                                                                                                                             inner strength. The interaction Needy has with her shy,




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                  s
                  s




                                                                                                                                  sweet boyfriend (Chip Simmons) helps provide the film
                                                                                                                                  with some substance. But then the much-hyped make-
St.




                                                                                                                                  out session between Needy and Jennifer comes out of
                                                                                                                                  nowhere, feels wedged-in and provides no insight on the
                                                                                                                                  intensity of high-school girls’ relationships, as Cody has
                                                                                                                                  said she intended.
Get Out & Have Fun                                                                                                                      Instead, like the rest of the movie, it’s just not as hot

                   Right Here in St. Ma                                                                                           as it could have been.

                                       ry’s
                                                                                                                                        “Jennifer’s Body,” a 20th Century Fox release, is
                                                                                                                County!           rated R for sexuality, bloody violence, language and
                                                                                                                                  brief drug use. Running time: 100 minutes. Two stars
                                                                                                                                  out of four.
The County Times is always looking for more local talent to feature!
To submit art or entertainment announcements, or band information for our entertainment section, e-mail andreashiell@countytimes.net.
 25        Thursday, September 17, 2009                                          The County Times


                                                                                                                                                           Show
                                         • David Norris                         • Pool Tournament                      • Vs. The Earth
   Thursday, Sept. 17                    DB McMillan’s Pub and Grill – 6        Cadillac Jack’s (Lexington Park)       Hotel Charles Party Room
                                         p.m.                                   – 7 p.m.                               (Hughesville) – 9 p.m.*
• David Norris



                                                                                                                                                           Times
Corbel’s Fine Dining & Spirits           • Matt Garett Acoustic                 • The Newtowne Players:
(Leonardtown) – 5 p.m.                   Brewski’s Tavern (Loveville) – 8       “Harvey”
                                         p.m.*                                  Three Notch Theater (Lexington
                                                                                Park) – 8 p.m.
                                         • Nuttin’ Fancy Band
                                         Mechanicsville Moose Lodge – 8 p.m.*   • Open Blues Jam
                                                                                Fat Boys Country Store (Leonard-                                           Now Playing
                                                                                town) – 8 p.m.                         • Karaoke w/ DJ Tommy T &
                                                                                                                       DJ T                                         Shows and Rating Provided
                                                                                • Crazy Craig’s Karaoke                Applebee’s (California) – 9 p.m.                By Yahoo Entertainment.
                                                                                VFW Post 2632 (California) – 8:30                                          Check Local Listings For Show Times.
• Fair Warning Irish Pub Band                                                   p.m.                                   • Smith-Tucker Band
CJ’s Back Room (Lusby) – 5 p.m.
                                                                                • Backstage Pass
                                                                                                                       Drift Away Bar & Grill (Cobb Is-
                                                                                                                       land) – 9 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                           AMC Loews,
• UpStroke
Vincenzo’s Restaurant (Lusby)
                                         • Bent Nickel                          Blue Dog Saloon (Port Tobacco)                                             Lexington Park 6,
                                         Toot’s Bar (Hollywood) – 9 p.m.        – 9 p.m.*                              • WildGood
– 6:30 p.m.                                                                                                            Cryer’s Back Road Inn (Leonard-     (301) 862-5010
                                         • DJ Dance Party                       • Car 54                               town) – 9 p.m.
• Black Box Theater: Laughing            Apehanger’s Bar (Bel Alton) – 9        Boston’s Gourmet Pizza & Sports                                             All About
Daughter – a musical                     p.m.                                   Bar (Waldorf) – 9 p.m.*                • Full Steam
Indian Head Center for the Arts                                                                                        Vera’s White Sands Beach Club          Steve
– 8 p.m.                                 • Permanent Damage                                                            (Lusby) – 9:30 p.m.                  PG-13, 99
                                         Murphey’s Pub (Bryans Road) – 9                                                                                       min
• $10 All-You-Can-Drink Ladies           p.m.*
Night
Big Dogs Paradise (Mechanics-            • No Green                                                                                                                            Cloudy With
ville) – 8 p.m.                          JellyBeenz                                                                                                                            a Chance of
                                         Heavy Hit-                             • Four of a Kind                                                                                Meatballs
• Ladies Night with DJ Pablo and         ters (Char-                            Port Tobacco Tiki Bar – 9 p.m.
DJ Marc Shubrooks                        lotte Hall)                                                                                                                           PG, 81 min
Hula’s Bungalow (California) – 8
p.m.
                                         – 9:30 p.m.                            • Jazz After-Hours and Dancing             Sunday, Sept. 20                                      Starts on
                                                                                Café Des Artistes (Leonardtown)                                                                Fri, Sep 18
                                                                                – 9 p.m.                               • Bottom County Blues Band
• Karaoke                                                                                                              Apehanger’s Bar (Bel Alton) – 2
Cadillac Jack’s (Lexington Park)         • No Limits                            • Impact                               p.m.
– 9:30 p.m.                              Calypso Bay (Tracy’s Landing)          Crooked I Sports Bar & Grill                                                 Gamer
                                         – 9:30 p.m.                            (Chesapeake Beach) – 9 p.m.            • The Newtowne Players:              R, 95 min
• Virgil Cain                                                                                                          “Harvey”
Crossing at Casey Jones (La Plata)       • Karaoke                                                                     Three Notch Theater (Lexington
– 9:30 p.m.                              Cadillac Jack’s (Lexington Park)                                              Park) – 3:30 p.m.
                                         – 9:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                    The
      Friday, Sept. 18                                                                                                     Monday, Sept. 21                                     Informant!
                                            Saturday, Sept. 19
• The Newtowne Players:                                                                                                • No Limit Texas Hold’Em                                 R, 108 min
“Harvey”                                 • Fractal Folk                                                                “Bounty” Tournament                                       Starts on
Three Notch Theater (Lexington           Annmarie Garden (Dowell) – 4 p.m.                                             St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge – 7
Park) – 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                Fri, Sep 18
                                                                                                                       p.m.
      The Pulitzer Prize-winning
                                                                                    • Korupt
comedy by Mary Chase about El-
wood P. Dowd, a polite and cheer-                                                   Memories                               Tuesday, Sept. 22               Inglourious
ful and his best friend, an invisible                                               (Wal-
                                                                                    dorf) –                            • Karaoke                             Basterds
6-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey.
      Performances are Sept. 18                                                     9 p.m.*                            Cadillac Jack’s (Lexington Park)    R, 152 min
through Oct. 4 at Three Notch The-                                                                                     – 7:30 p.m.
atre. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursdays
through Saturdays and at 3:30 p.m.                                              • Matt Garett Acoustic                 • Pool Tournament                                        Jennifer’s
                                         • Captain John
on Sunday afternoons. Tickets                                                   Applebee’s (Prince Frederick) – 9      Apehanger’s Bar (Bel Alton) – 8
                                         DB McMillan’s Pub and Grill                                                                                                               Body
are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors,                                            p.m.*                                  p.m.
                                         – 5:30 p.m.
students and the military; and $10                                                                                                                                              R, 102 min
for children. All tickets are $10 for                                           • Reckoning                             Wednesday, Sept. 23                                      Starts on
Thursday performances. Light re-                                                Apehanger’s (Bel Alton) – 9 p.m.*                                                               Fri, Sep 18
freshments and beverages are also                                                                                      • Captain John
available for purchase at the theatre.                                          • Road House Band                      DB McMillan’s Pub and Grill
For ticket reservations or informa-                                             Lone Star Café (Indian Head) – 9       – 5:30 p.m.
tion, please call 301-737-5447.                                                 p.m.*                                                                       Sorority
                                                                                                                       • Special Olympics No Limit            Row
• Bach Concerto in F minor and           • Airmen of Note Jazz Concert          • Signature Live!                      Hold’Em Tourney                     R, 100 min
Beethoven Concerto No. 5 “The            Great Mills High School – 7 p.m.       Hotel Charles Front Bar (Hughes-       Bennett Building, 24930 Old Three
Emperor”                                                                        ville) – 9 p.m.*                       Notch Rd. (Hollywood) – 7 p.m.
Montgomery Hall (St. Mary’s Col-         • Legend
lege) – 4 p.m.                           Ranch Club (Lusby) – 7 p.m.            • Nuttin’ Fancy Band                                                                           Tyler Perry’s
                                                                                Scuttlebutt’s (Cobb Island) – 9 p.m.
                                                                                                                       • DJ Katie
                                                                                                                                                                                 I Can Do
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On The Menu
                                                                                                                  Associated Press Writer                            ter supply and a good back story, and found
                                                                                                                                                                     all three in Emeryville.
                                                                                                                        EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Forget                   “I’m not here by accident,” says Eliason.
                                                                                                                  wine chateaux shimmering under the Napa            “I really love the East Bay. I really wanted to
                                                                                                                  sun. A new wave of vintners is choosing            have a winery here. I really wanted to tie it
                                                                                                                  city life over the green acres of wine coun-       in with the history of my community and the
                                                                                                                  try, setting up shop in warehouses, business       history of my neighborhood.”
Start With: Recipe Ideas That Use What You Have                                                                   parks and other locales that offer more grit
                                                                                                                  than glamour.
                                                                                                                                                                           It’s about a three-hour drive to all the
                                                                                                                                                                     state’s prime growing regions, which means
                                                                                                                        The idea is to bring wines closer to their   grapes arrive fresh. And working in a space
  By VICTORIA BRETT                                      pancake batter with a pinch of cinnamon. Top             key demographic _ well-heeled city-dwell-          designed for heavy industry means never
  For The Associated Press                               with a syrup made from chopped apples, brown             ers _ and take advantage of lower overhead         being pressed for space. “I can back two 40-
                                                         sugar, butter and cinnamon. Or spoon the syrup           costs and a better infrastructure than can be      foot container trucks side by side at my back
       So you’ve made sauce and pies and muffins          over yogurt or ice cream.                                found in the small and expensive towns that        door,” he says with quiet pride.
  and quick breads. You’ve done plenty of snack-              • For unexpected deliciousness, stick a few         make up established wine country.
  ing and packing them into lunch boxes. Maybe           slices of apple under some havarti for a great                 “Grapes care a lot about where they’re
  you’ve even offered them up as fodder for fon-         grilled cheese sandwich.                                 grown. They don’t care at all where they’re
  due. Yet a few spare apples still linger from your          And if you can’t resist                                 made into wine,” points out Brendan
  picking excursion.                                     cranking out another pie,                                        Eliason, owner and winemaker at
       “It is the true cook who can look into the        Cousineau suggests us-                                             Periscope Cellars, housed in an
  fridge and come up with recipes when all that          ing apples that keep                                                  old World War II submarine re-
  remains in the fruit bin are apples,” says Ruth        their shape, such                                                      pair facility on the shores of the
  Cousineau, Gourmet magazine test kitchen               as Galas, Golden                                                        San Francisco Bay that is also
  director.                                              Delicious, Jona-                                                         home to another winery, Ur-
       She suggests several quick and easy ways          than and Granny                                                          bano Cellars.
  to use spare apples to give new dimension to           Smith.                                                                        It’s hard to say exactly
  your food.                                                  “And while                                                          how many city wineries ex-
       • Finely chop an apple, then toss with sliced     nothing       beats                                                     ist, but there are clusters to
  onion, diced jalapeno and a squirt of lime juice       a crisp autumn                                                          be found from Seattle to New
  for a zesty salsa that would be excellent with         MacIntosh or Ma-                                                       York. In the San Francisco Bay
  chips or spooned over grilled fish.                     coun for eating out                                                  area alone more than a dozen
       • Jazz up an old-fashioned Waldorf salad          of hand, they mush                                                 operate inside San Francisco city
  with leftover chicken, celery, apples and horse-       down when baked, so                                             limits and more than 20 in the east bay
  radish mayo.                                           save them for making apple                                  area.
       • For breakfast or brunch, grate apples into      sauce,” she says.



Healthy Bites
                                                                                                                        Even in wine country, some are moving
                                                                                                                  to digs that are more practical than palatial.
                                                                                                                        “I’d say there’s a definite trend,’’ says           Spacious quarters also mean grapes
                                                                                                                  Pat Roney, principal owner of Girard win-          can be crushed indoors and don’t wilt out-
                                                                                                                  ery, which has a tasting room in the pictur-       side in the hot sun.
                                                                                                                  esque wine country town of Yountville, but               That’s a bonus for Girard, also, which
                                                                                                                  moved its winemaking facilities into a busi-       has 35,000 square feet in a relatively new
                                                                                                                  ness park in Sonoma three years ago. ``It’s a      210,000-square-foot building. Energy effi-
BAKED APPLES WITH DATES AND PECANS                                                                                lot more cost-effective and if you want to sell
                                                                                                                  your wines at prices that are reasonable and
                                                                                                                                                                     cient and temperature controlled, the win-
                                                                                                                                                                     ery doesn’t have the romance of caves chis-
Start to finish: 1 hour (10 minutes active)                                                 Servings: 4            affordable for consumers, you can’t afford a       eled into a mountainside. But it does have a
                                                                                                                  lot of the trappings of the estate wineries.”      humidified storage facility that, says Roney,
1/4 cup finely chopped toasted pecans                     ter. Add the mixture to the saucepan, then heat
                                                                                                                        No one’s singing a requiem for wine          is “better than caves.”
1/4 cup pitted and finely diced Medjool dates             until thickened. Serve the apples drizzled with the
                                                                                                                  country just yet.                                        Among the new urban wineries is Rock
Zest and juice of 1 orange                               thickened sauce.
                                                                                                                        At the Napa Valley Vintners, spokes-         Wall Wine Co., operating out of a converted
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, divided                                Nutrition information per serving (values
                                                                                                                  man Terry Hall contends there is value in be-      40,000 square-foot airplane hangar on an
1/4 teaspoon salt                                        are rounded to the nearest whole number):
                                                                                                                  ing close to the grape source. For one thing,      old Naval base in Alameda, an island city on
4 baking apples, such as Pink Lady, Pippin or            308 calories; 76 calories from fat; 9 g fat (2 g satu-
                                                                                                                  the winemaker/owner can monitor the fruit          the eastern shores of the San Francisco Bay.
McIntosh                                                 rated; 0 g trans fats); 8 mg cholesterol; 62 g carbo-
                                                                                                                  every day. He agrees you don’t need a cha-         (The facility is home to a number of other
1 tablespoon butter, melted (optional)                   hydrate; 2 g protein; 6 g fiber; 130 mg sodium.
                                                                                                                  teau to make wine, but says not many people        small wineries.)
2 cups unfiltered apple juice
                                                                                                                  in the valley do so since a lot of the wineries          “You always catch people’s reaction. ‘A
2 tablespoons brown sugar                                (Recipe adapted from Rebecca Katz’ “The Can-
                                                                                                                  are small, family-owned businesses.                winery in Alameda? No way,” says Shauna
2 teaspoons cornstarch                                   cer-Fighting Kitchen”, Celestial Arts, 2009)
                                                                                                                        Robert Smiley, director of wine indus-       Rosenblum, winemaker for Rock Wall.
1 tablespoon cool water
                                                                                                                  try programs at the University of California,            Among the founders of Rock Wall is
                                                                                                                  Davis, Graduate School of Management,              Rosenblum’s father, Kent Rosenblum, who
      Heat the oven to 350 F.
                                                                                                                  sees the urban wineries as a ``small niche,’’      staked out urban winery territory three
      In a small bowl, stir together the pecans,
                                                                                                                  but one that’s been growing.                       decades ago as founder of Rosenblum Cel-
dates, orange zest and juice, 1/4 teaspoon of the
                                                                                                                        With the economy in a tailspin, it’s         lars, a well-regarded producer that began
cinnamon and the salt.
                                                                                                                  harder to get the kind of credit needed to         in Rosenblum’s basement and last year was
      Core the apples, leaving 1/2 inch at the bot-
                                                                                                                  invest in wine country’s still very expen-         sold to a large wine conglomerate.
tom, and peel the top edges. Stuff the apples with
                                                                                                                  sive real estate. Meanwhile, city warehouse              Shauna Rosenblum likes to visit wine
the pecan filling, then brush the tops with the melt-
                                                                                                                  space is suddenly opening up at low, low           country as much as anyone. But she doesn’t
ed butter, if using.
                                                                                                                  rates.                                             feel she needs to live there to make good
      Arrange the apples in an 8-by-8-inch baking
                                                                                                                        “This is a low cost way to get into the      wine.
dish. Add the apple juice to the bottom of the dish,
                                                                                                                  business,” says Smiley.                                  “You don’t have to own a chateau on
then cover it tightly with foil. Bake until the apples
                                                                                                                        Periscope’s Eliason worked in wine           that mountain in Napa. You can be in a
are tender (but not mushy) when pierced with a
                                                                                                                  country for years. And never even consid-          shack in Emeryville or Alameda or wher-
fork, about 35 to 45 minutes.
                                                                                                                  ered trying to build his own Tuscan-style          ever. The place of the winery, it turns out, is
      Transfer the apples to serving plates. If de-
                                                                                                                  villa there.                                       kind of irrelevant.”
sired, place the plated apples in the oven (with the
                                                                                                                        “That’s one of the big differences be-
heat turned off) to keep warm.
      Transfer the juices in the baking dish to a
                                                                                                                  tween winemakers and winery owners,” he            On the Net:
                                                                                                                  says with a laugh. “If you actually make the       Periscope Cellars:
small saucepan over medium. Simmer for 5 min-
                                                                                                                  wine, those places look not only vaguely           http://www.periscopecellars.com
utes, or until reduced by half. Add the brown sugar
                                                                                                                  grotesque but just bizarre. They bear no           Rock Wall Wine Co.:
and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Simmer,
                                                                                                                  resemblance to the actual winemaking               http://www.rockwallwines.com
stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved.
                                                                                                                  process.”                                          Girard Winery:
      In a small glass, mix the cornstarch and wa-
                                                                                                                        He had three criteria when scouting his      http://www.girardwinery.com
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      ‘Alibi’ by Teri Woods                                                                                                   of an
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c.2009, Grand Central Publishing             $21.99 / $23.99 Canada         272 pages




                                                                                                                                                Min
 By Terri Schlichenmeyer                     girl was lying and he knew she needed
 Contributing Writer                         compassion, not jail time.
                                                  But one small lie needs an even
       What would you do if an old friend    bigger one to back it up and Daisy took
 asked you to lie?                           notice of the people who were dying to
       Just a little white lie – who would   hide the truth. So when $47,000 showed
 know? One tiny fib is nothing, and it        up in her dead mother’s bank account,
 won’t hurt anybody. A little voice in
 your head says “Go ahead. Do it. ”
       But something stops you. You
 know it isn’t the last you’ll hear of
                                             she took it to cover her backside, and
                                             ran for her life.
                                                  I sat down with this book at 8
                                             o’clock on a Monday night.
                                                                                                              Acting Squirrelly
 this story. This time, you’ve got your           I was still reading at midnight.       By Shelby Oppermann                                        I do love to watch squirrels scamper
 friend’s back… but it might mean a          Bedtime could wait; I had to know           Contributing Writer                                   around with their babies (kittens) attached to
 knife in yours later.                       what happened in this fast-paced,                                                                 them. It amazes me how the young are able
       And that’s what happened to Dai-      can’t-stop-reading book.                         On one of my walks the other day, I kept         to hold on. I watched a baby looking about
 sy Fothergill. One lie                                                                  hearing what sounded like popcorn popping in          while the parent (I assume it was the Mother,
 is all it took, and in the                                                              the trees. I thought it must be the wind rustling     but squirrel parents may share equally in par-
 new book “Alibi” by                                                                     the leaves. Every few houses the sound could          enting responsibilities) raced around on the
 Teri Woods, the cov-                                                                    be heard again. Then when I arrived back in           ground and up and down trees. It didn’t look
 er-up made Daisy go                                                                     my own yard, I found that a few of our trees          as if the Mother was searching for anything in
 undercover.                                                                             also were extremely noisy. I have never heard         particular, more like she was entertaining her
       The break-in was                                                                  this before, and I am out in our yard a lot. I        youngster. It might be like when we take our
 supposed to be quick                                                                    realized after looking up while standing near         infants for a ride in the car to soothe them so
 and simple; the pay-off,                                                                one tree that it was the squirrels chattering and     they will nap.
 thousands of dollars                                                                    dropping nuts down from the branches. I know               I wrote a few weeks ago how Tidbit and
 and several pounds of                                                                   this is what squirrels do; I must have some-          friends were attacked by yellow jackets in our
 cocaine. It should’ve                                                                   how never been a witness to the process. The          front yard. Tidbit is still eating bees and such,
 been an in-and-out job                                                                  tree was loaded with squirrels. This must be          but she is a little more careful of avoiding the
 but when the smoke                                                                      what it sounds like when the Keebler Elves are        main nests in the yard. All my husband has to
 cleared, three men lay                                                                  working in their tree. The squirrels are so in-       do is make the bzzzz sound, and Tidbit’s eyes
 dead on the floor and                                                                    dustrious, they just know by instinct that they       get all buggy and her head whips around to see
 Nard was holding the                                                                    must work and save. They all drop nuts at the         if her back is getting stung. We have tried a
 last gun. He saw big                                                                    same time, and a few hours later, all the squir-      few things to get rid of the yellow jackets, to
 trouble coming.                                                                         rels are on the ground scurrying around to find        no avail. I bought a beehive looking glass jar,
       Sticks was sup-                                                                   hiding places. Unfortunately most of their hid-       which you add nectar to in hopes that all the
 posed to have been                                                                      ing places are still in my potted plants.             yellow jackets will make a beeline to, and thus
 there, watching the                                                                          At one of the local plant nurseries, I spoke     get trapped. So far a good number of our ant
 window, but he wasn’t                                                                   to a man about the problem. He directed me to         population has made it in there, but only one
 so he felt duty-bound to                                                                a powdered squirrel deterrent that I should try.      yellow jacket.
 help Nard out. Nard was                                                                 The squirrels dug around in the mixture same               I looked out our office window awhile
 a good soldier, and it                                                                  as before, and still pawed their noses at me in       back, and noticed movement out of the corner
 wouldn’t make the boss                                                                  disrespect. I have found that the squirrels do        of my eye. I saw that the movement was a fran-
 happy if one of his best                                                                not bother my lemon mint plants, but love the         tic squirrel hopping up and down, side to side
 runners sat in prison.                                                                  apple mint. They also won’t go near the rose-         around the yellow jacket nest. The squirrel
 Sticks knew a girl who                                                                  mary or sage plants. It’s probably too late           was hopping and turning its head to look at it’s
 would lie for him, and                                                                  this year, but next Spring when I start plant-        back, just as Tidbit does. Finally the squirrel
 Nard needed an alibi.                                                                   ing again, I am going to surround every at risk       staggered a few feet away as if it were drunk.
       When Sticks of-                                                                   plant with herbs – smelly ones.                       Then it sat still for a moment or two to recoup.
 fered Daisy two grand to                                                                     I thought I would never see a squirrel fall,     One foot away from that squirrel sat another
 meet with an investigator, she couldn’t          “Alibi” is one of those street-        but I witnessed that spectacle a few weeks ago.       squirrel munching on one of the fallen nuts; he
 believe her luck. Two thousand dollars      smart novels that really gets in your       I first heard the loud rustling in the top of a tall   stopped munching for a moment and looked
 to say Nard was with her that night?        face. Focusing more on the criminals        tree, then as I watched, a squirrel came tum-         like he was communicating something to the
 That was more money than she made           than on the cops charged with catch-        bling down - all fours outstretched attempt-          dazed squirrel. The dazed squirrel lunged for-
 dancing at the Honey Dipper.                ing them, author Teri Woods builds the      ing to grab a branch. It reminded me of my            ward a bit, and the munching squirrel backed
       Unfortunately, it was almost the      story at just the right pace, never let-    dog Tidbit’s toy called Hurl-a-Squirrel. The          up. I can just imagine the hurt squirrel ask-
 exact amount needed to bury her moth-       ting us know how things are going to        stuffed toy squirrel has a crazy expression,          ing, “Why did you just stand there and not help
 er. It was back to the Honey Dipper for     end for the one character we’ve oddly       and all four extremities are attached to a ring       me?” And the munching squirrel replying,
 Daisy.                                      come to care about. Add in a couple of      you throw like a Frisbee. The falling squirrel        “I didn’t think you’d make it, so I took your
       Detective Tommy Delgado felt          well-turned plot lines, and you’ve got      most likely had that same crazed expression.          nut.” Well, maybe squirrels shouldn’t teach us
 sorry for the stripper when he and his      a book that will keep you up all night,     I caught my breath thinking it would hit the          everything.
 partner, Merva Ross, questioned her.        too.                                        ground, but within a few feet of Earth, it sud-
 Even though he never frequented plac-            Pick up a copy of “Alibi” and hang     denly caught something, and scampered back            To each new day’s adventure,
 es like the Honey Dipper, this Daisy        on to your blankets. This is one novel      up the tree trunk. I guess squirrels live by that     Shelby
 looked familiar. Ross thought he was        you’ll want to read in one sitting, cover   old axiom, “if you fall off a bike, get right back
 getting soft, but Delgado knew this         to cover.                                   on.” It seems squirrels do have quite a bit to            Please send comments or ideas to:
                                                                                         teach us.                                             shelbys.wanderings@yahoo.com.
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                                                                                       author Simon
                      1. Watering holes             57. Jai ____, sport
                     5. Baby’s bed                  58. What a clock tells             22. Pesetas
                     9. Volcanic craters            59. But goodie                     27. Blood clams genus
                    14. Apple, pear, quince         60. “Just Do It” co.               28. Having a slanted direction
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                                                     8. Decapitate                     52. London park
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                                                                                                                                Free ID Kits for Kids
                                                                                                                                      The Maryland Freemasonry                  Included in the kit are photos
                                                                                                                                Child Identification Program will be       of the child, identifying information

Sheriff to Unlock St. Mary’s City Chapel
     In 1704, Maryland Gover-
                                                                                                                                providing free ID kits for children
                                                                                                                                at no charge to the public at the St.
                                                                                                                                Mary’s County Fair set to run from
                                                                                                                                Sept. 24-27 at the fairgrounds in
                                                                                                                                                                          (such as scars, hair and eye color)
                                                                                                                                                                          and digitized fingerprints. Informa-
                                                                                                                                                                          tion is put on a CD that can be given
                                                                                                                                                                          to police in case a child is lost or
nor Seymour ordered the sheriff                                                                                                 Leonardtown.                              abducted.
to lock the brick, Roman Catho-                                                                                                       The kits provided to parents                Also created is a dental im-
lic chapel at St. Mary’s City and                                                                                               and guardians contain a                              pression wafer that pro-
make sure it was never again                                                                                                    variety of information                                   vides        information
used for worship.                                                                                                               that police can use                                        about the shape
     With that action and subse-                                                                                                in cases where                                               of the teeth, as
                                                                                                                                a child is re-                                                 well as a sa-
quent Protestant control of the
                                                                                                                                ported lost or                                                  liva sample that
Maryland colony, the colony’s                                                                                                                                                                    provides DNA
                                                                                                                                abducted.
experiment in religious freedom                                                                                                       “It’s a tool                                                i n fo r m a t io n
ended.                                                                                                                          parents can do                                                    and a scent for
     Now, 305 years later, the                                                                                                  in the event                                                     use by tracking
county Sheriff Timothy Camer-                                                                                                   something                                                        dogs.
on will ceremoniously unlock the                                                                                                does happen,”                                                          Volunteers
massive oak and pine doors of                                                                                                   said county coor-                                              with MdCHIP
the reconstructed chapel that sits                                                                                              dinator Don Hines                                            will also be a the
on the foundations of the original                                                                                              with the Thomas J.                                         Charles County Fair
chapel on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 5                                                                                                Schryock No. 223 Ma-                                    on Sept. 17-20 and the
p.m.                                                                                                                            sonic lodge in Hollywood.                          Calvert County Fair Sept.
     The rebuilt chapel stands as                                                                                                     The lodge is looking for volun-     30-Oct. 4.
a symbol of liberty of conscience                                                                                               teers to help prepare kits at the state         For more information about
and separation of church and                                                                                                    fairs taking place in the three South-    volunteering at the St. Mary’s
state, which were practiced in the                                                                                              ern Maryland counties.                    County Fair, call Don Hines at
1600s in Maryland far ahead of                                                                                                        Two training sessions for vol-      301-481-0375.
laws and practices in other New                                                                                                 unteers are scheduled for Saturday,             For more about the Charles
World colonies, according to a                                                                                                  Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the    County Fair, call Steve Shlagel
press release from Historic St.                                                                                                 lodge at 24410 Mervell Dean Road in       at 301-643-4820. For more about
Mary’s City.                                                                                                                    Hollywood. The sessions last about        the Calvert County Fair, call Mike
                                                                                                                                an hour.                                  O’Kelly at 410-535-3472.
     The event is free, and light
                                                                                                                                      It takes 10 to 15 minutes for a           For more about the MdCHIP
refreshments will be served.                                                                                                    child and parent to proceed through       program, go to www.mdchip.org.
     Researchers and builders                                                                                                   several stations, where
will also be there to answer ques-                                                                                              volunteers collect in-
tions about the projects, and arti-                                                                                             formation. The par-
facts from the chapel excavations                                                                                               ent or guardian of the
will be on display.                                                                Photo Courtesy of Historic St. Mary’s City
                                                                                                                                child must also sign a
     For more information, go           Interpreters Coby Treadway and Kathy Gallagher leave the recently reconstruct-          permission slip.
to www.stmaryscity.org or call          ed chapel built on the foundations of the original Catholic chapel built in St.
240-895-4990.                           Mary’s City in the 1600s as part of Maryland’s first English colony.



  Sign Up                                                 Discounted Tickets                                                                                     DUTCH
  Now to                                                     to WineFest
Sing at Fair                                   Discounted tickets to the Riverside Wine-
                                          Fest on Saturday, Oct. 3, and Sunday, Oct. 4, at
                                                                                                  and colonial games; music, including jazz to
                                                                                                  1950s classics to Rock & Roll to International
     Anyone who wants to per-             the Sotterly Plantation in Hollywood are avail-         Folk; and art from artists with The Color &
form his or her original songs at         able for $17 through Sept. 25. Tickets at the           Light Society.
the County Fair needs to reserve a        gate will be $20.                                            Radio 98.3 Star FM celebs T-bone &
space quickly before the fair starts           The event will be held from noon to 6 p.m.         Heather will also be there with T-shirts and
on Thursday, Sept. 24.                    on both days.                                           prizes for the crowd on Saturday from 2-4
     Nearly a dozen singer-song-               New this year will be an Antique Show              p.m.
writers will perform original songs       in the barn with experienced local antique                   Diehard football fans will be able to watch
this year as part of the ongoing          dealers.                                                the Washington Redskins play (and beat) the
celebration of Maryland’s 375th                Visitors will also have a chance to taste          Buccaneers on Sunday at 1 p.m. down on the
Birthday.                                 the offerings of 17 Maryland wineries (with no          field on a big-screen television.
     The concert will be on Satur-        tasting tickets). There will also be demonstra-              Tickets for designated drivers are $15,
                                                                                                                                                          “Hi, my name is Dutch and I’m an amazing one
day, Sept. 26, at the Fairgrounds and     tions and exhibits including vendors selling            ages 6-20 are $5, and children under 6 are free.
                                          for crab cakes, fried oysters, pit-roasted meats,       To purchase tickets in advance (VISA or Mas-
                                                                                                                                                           and a half year old male Anatolian Shepherd/
will begin just after the Fair Parade                                                                                                                       Yellow Lab mix. I’m full of love and affection.
ends. The singers will be perform-        stuffed ham, wraps, freshly made ice-cream              terCard only) or to find out more information,
                                          and more.                                               visit www.sotterley.org or call 301-373-2280            I’d be a great exercise partner because I love to
ing on the parade reviewing stand
                                               Also featured will be free face painting           or 800-681-0850.                                         go on walks. I know basic commands and I’m
located in front of the auditorium.
     The preliminary list of artists                                                                                                                       very willing to please. I don’t have any experi-
includes Joe Norris, Krys Baker,                                                                                                                            ence with cats so I’d probably be happier in a

                                          Tickets for ‘Spirits of Point Lookout’
Patty Dorsch, Scott Harsha, Catfish                                                                                                                           home without them but I get along just fine
Joe, Ben Connelly, David Flood,                                                                                                                           with other dogs. I’m up to date on vaccinations,
Lissie Deere, David Norris, Robin                                                                                                                            neutered, crate trained, house trained and
Guyther and Carol Schlachter.                                                                                                                                       identification micro chipped.
     Songs will be in tradition-                The Kiwanis Club of St. Mary’s County will present “The Spirits of Point Lookout” event                    My adoption fee has been reduced for Second
al, contemporary and humorous              at Point Lookout State Park on Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, rain or stars. The event                  Hope Rescue’s Blue Light Give a Dog a Home
veins.                                     evokes some of the area’s legendary tragedies and hauntings with some sudden loud noises.                      Adoptathon, going on now until September 30,
     Anyone who would like to              There will also be music and concessions. Tours leave every 10 minutes from 7 p.m. till 10 p.m.                2009 so call now! For more information, please
perform should call Robin Guyther          each night. Tickets are $11 in advance, $15 at the gate. Information about the event and how to                 contact Second Hope Rescue at 240-925-0628
at 301-904-4452 or e-mail drguy-           purchase tickets is available at www.stmaryskiwanis.org (click on “Purchase Tickets Online”)
                                                                                                                                                              or email katmc@secondhoperescue.org.
ther@cs.com.                               or (301) 866-0145. Some Spirits tickets are also available at McKay’s stores in Wildewood and
                                           Lexington Park.
                                                                                                                                                                      Please Adopt, Don’t Shop!”
31         Thursday, September 17, 2009                                            The County Times




                                                                                  first served basis. Season ticket hold-    • Fall Equinox Celebration &            be available. Vaccinations are done
    Thursday, Sept. 17                          Friday, Sept. 18                  ers for the entire series will receive
                                                                                  tickets for this event as part of their
                                                                                                                            Ceremony
                                                                                                                            Joy Lane Healing Center (Holly-
                                                                                                                                                                    by Quaker State Medical Services.
                                                                                                                                                                    We accept cash, checks, and Medi-
• MCAA John Glenn Squadron                • Texas Hold’Em Tournament              series tickets. For more information      wood) – 5:30 p.m.                       care Part B only. To use Medicard
Golf Tourney                              VFW Post 2612 (California) – 7          please call 301-475-6999 or go to              Equinox Ceremonies are held        Part B, Medicare must be your pri-
Cedar Point Golf Course (NAS Pax          p.m.                                    www.leonardtownrotary.org.                on in the evening of the actual day,    mary insurance. Please bring your
River) – 7 a.m.                                                                                                             beginning with a potluck at 5:30 pm.    Medicare card with you. If you have
                                                                                  • Swing & Ballroom Dance                  Please bring food for the potluck to    any questions, call Reynolds Phar-
• California Business Referral
Breakfast Group
                                              Saturday, Sept. 19                  St. John’s Church (Hollywood) – 7
                                                                                  p.m.
                                                                                                                            share with others. After dinner we
                                                                                                                            will go outside (weather permit-
                                                                                                                                                                    macy at 301-475-5557.
Coffee Quarter (San Souci Shop-           • Community Yard Sale                         Learn beginner-level steps in       ting) to the Fire Circle to celebrate   • St. Mary’s County Fair Entry
ping Center) – 9 a.m.                          Yard Sale in the St. Mary’s        Salsa and Waltz from 7-8 p.m. and         the seasonal transition and recogni-    Day
     BNI is a business & profes-          Square Shopping Center – 7 a.m.-1       then stay for dancing to music of all     tion of the sun’s position in our sky   County Fairgrounds (Leonardtown)
sional networking organization that       p.m. St. Mary’s Square Parking lot      kinds from 8-11 p.m. No experience        with stories, songs, drumming and       – 1 p.m.
offers members the opportunity            adjacent to the new McDonalds.          required! Singles always welcome!         dancing. Please contact the Center,           Entry Day Bring your exhibit
to share ideas, contacts and most         Call Tina at 240-577-0955 to reserve    Bring a snack to share; water and         Marin Goldstein at 301-373-2522 or      to the Fair, Check the catalog for
importantly, referrals. For more in-      a space.                                soda will be provided. $8/person,         email info@joylanehealingcenter.        entry rules and times: www.smcfair.
formation contact Randy Schultz                                                   $15/couple, $5/seniors and students.      net for additional information.         somd.com.
(President) at rjschultz@erols.com        • Alzheimer’s Walk
or Michelle Renee Myers (Secre-                Walkers can participate at ei-                                                                                       • Why Snooze When You Can
tary) at michellerenee@myarbonne.
com, or call 301-737-2550.
                                          ther Asbury-Solomons Island in
                                          Solomons or the Richard R. Clark
                                                                                       Sunday, Sept. 20                       Wednesday, Sept. 23                   Crooze
                                                                                                                                                                    Arby’s Restaurant Parking Lot
                                          Senior Center in La Plata. Check-       • A Taste of St. Mary’s                    • Flu Shots                            (Leonardtown) – 5 p.m.
• Lecture: The Summer of 1787             in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk     Washington Street (Leonardtown                 Reynolds Pharmacy located at
– The Men Who Invented the                program starts at 9:30 a.m. To start    Square) – 12 noon                         22694 Washington Street in Leonar-      • Special Olympics No Limit
Constitution                              a team, register or make a donation,                                              dtown will offer flu shots from 1-5      Hold’Em Tourney
Cole Cinema (St. Mary’s College of        contact the Alzheimer’s Association     • Sotterley Plantation Speaker            p.m. Cost will be $25 for the influ-     Bennett Building, 24930 Old Three
Maryland) – 4:30 p.m.                     Southern Maryland office 800-331-        Series                                    enza vaccine (this does not protect     Notch Rd. (Hollywood) – 7 p.m.
      A talk about the struggle to cre-   7299 or email Dorothy.flynn@alz.         Sotterley Plantation Barn – 3 p.m.        against the H1N1 virus) and $45 for
ate the world’s first constitutional       org.                                          Sotterley is partnering with        pneumonia vaccine, which will also
democracy. This day is Constitution                                               The Boeing Company in continu-
Day, the 222nd anniversary of our         • 7th District Volunteer Rescue         ing the 2009 Speaker Series with
founding document. For further de-        Squad Garage Sale                       three highly respected authorities on
tails, contact mjgcain(at)smcm.edu,       Rescue Squad Building (Avenue)

                                                                                                                                                                              L ibrary
                                                                                  archaeological programs, Edward
240-895-4215.                             – 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.                       E. Chaney, Julia King, and Patricia
                                                                                  Samford. Free to the public. Please
• Why Snooze When You Can                 • Lighthouse Challenge                  call for reservations: 301-373-2280.
Crooze                                    Point Lookout State Park (Scotland)

                                                                                                                                                                                       Items
Arby’s Restaurant Parking Lot             – 8 a.m.                                • 5 O’Clock Somewhere Cruise
(Leonardtown) – 5 p.m.                         Annual Lighthouse Challenge        Cheeseburger in Paradise (Califor-
                                          sponsored by the Chesapeake Chap-       nia) – 5 p.m.
• Wing Night                              ter USLHS. Admission. 301-872-
VFW Post 2632 (California) – 5            5688. www.cheslights.org.                                                         • Cards for St. Mary’s College library
p.m.

• Drop-In Salsa, Level 1
                                          • SMAWL Pet Adoptions                        Monday, Sept. 21                           From Sept. 14 through Sept. 27, St. Mary’s County residents can obtain
                                                                                                                            a library card for use at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City.
                                          PetCo (California) – 10 a.m.            • Blood Drive                             All that is required is an identification with proof of address.
House of Dance (Hollywood) – 6
p.m.                                                                                   The American Red Cross will
                                          • Poker Run for Wounded                 be holding a blood drive at the 2nd       • “Song Yet Song” available
     Learn how to look and feel your      Marines                                                                                James McBride’s book, “Song Yet Sung” has been selected for the 2009
best on the dance floor to today’s lat-                                            District VFD and Rescue Squad
                                          Seabreeze Restaurant (Mechanics-        in Valley Lee from 2 to 7:30 p.m.         One Maryland One Book community read during Sepember and October.
est Latin hits. No experience nec-        ville) – 11 a.m.                                                                  Books, audio books and reader’s guides are available at the libraries, and the
essary. No partner necessary. For                                                 Donors may call 301-994-1038 to
                                                Registration at Jaag’s Cycle in   schedule an appointment or for in-        book can also be downloaded from the library’s Web site.
more information, contact House of        Hollywood, MD @ 11:00. $25 per                                                         Book discussions will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at Leonard-
Dance at 301-373-6330.                                                            formation. Walk-ins are welcome.
                                          rider, $10 for passenger. Shirts for                                              town; Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at Lexington Park; and Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Charlotte
                                          riders, and $250 for best hand. Party   • Democratic Club Meeting                 Hall.
• VOICES Reading Series: Alicia           @ Seabreeze w/ Six Gun South 4:00.
Shandra                                                                                 The St. Mary’s Democratic
                                          Proceeds go to Injured Marines          Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 21,       • Home school workshop
Daugherty-Palmer Commons (St.             Semper Fi Fund. For more info, con-                                                    Students who are homeschooled and their parents can learn about the
Mary’s College) – 8 p.m.                                                          at the Do Dah Deli in Leonardtown.
                                          tact Billy Breslin @301 904 5412 or     The guest speaker will be Susie           services and resources the libraries offer at a workshop offer Friday, Sept.
     The St. Mary’s College of            billybreslin@hotmail.com.                                                         18, at 10 a.m. at Charlotte Hall and at 2 p.m. at Leonardtown. Lexington
Maryland annual VOICES Reading                                                    Turnbull, Chairman of the Maryland
                                                                                  Democratic Party. Meet for dinner         Park’s will be held Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. Registration is requested.
Series kicks off the literary season      • Steak Night
with a reading by fiction writer Ali-                                              at 6 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7
                                          VFW Post 2632 (California) – 5          p.m.. Call CIndy at 301-737-7978.          • Story times resume
cia Shandra Holmes at 8:15 p.m. at        p.m.                                                                                   Fall story times for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers will resume the
the Daugherty-Palmer Commons.                                                                                               week of Sept. 21 at all three branches. Times and themes are posted online
This reading is part of the Eng-                                                  • No Limit Texas Hold’Em
                                          • Centennial Gala – Leonard Hall        “Bounty” Tournament                       on the Kid’s Page. Flyers listing fall programs for children and teens are
lish department-sponsored reading         Junior Naval Academy                                                              available in the libraries and posted online.
series and is free and open to the                                                St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge – 7
                                          J.T. Daugherty Conference Center        p.m.
public.                                   – 6 p.m.                                                                           • Family game night
                                                The Centennial Gala is an his-                                                   Families invited to family game night at Charlotte Hall on Sept. 24,
• Back-to-School Basket Bingo
     Basket Bingo to benefit St.
                                          toric celebration for Leonard Hall
                                          Junior Naval Academy. Tickets can            Tuesday, Sept. 22                    5:30-6:30 p.m. Snacks provided.
John’s Catholic School in the Mon-        be purchased at the school for $65 a                                              • “Who Done It? Mystery
signor Harris Center. Doors open          person. Please call 301-475-8029 or     • Nature Time at Greenwell                     Children ages 7-12 can explore the science of forensics while solving a
at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Ad-      email lhjnaad@yaho.com.                 Greenwell State Park (Hollywood)          fun “Who done it?” mystery during the free science programs on Sept. 25, 10
mission is $20 per person, includes                                               – 10 a.m.                                 a.m., at Charlotte Hall and 2 p.m. at Leonardtown. Registration required.
one admission ticket and one pack         • Airmen of Note Jazz Concert                Enjoy the wonders of nature
of cards for 20 games. Additional         Great Mills High School – 7 p.m.        at Greenwell State Park through           • Charlotte Hall offers fun teen activities
cards are $5 per pack. Kids must               The Airmen of Note is the pre-     games, crafts, stories, movement,              Teens are invited to a PG-13 movie about a high school senior who is
purchase an admission ticket and          mier jazz ensemble of the US Air        and exploration. Nature Time is a         determined to get a day off from school by outwitting his principal on Sept.
be accompanied by a paying adult.         Force. This free concert is part of     program for young children and            25 at 1 p.m. at Charlotte Hall. Snacks will be provided.
For reservations call Lindagreer@         the Leonardtown Rotary Club’s Per-      their families/caregivers. Visit www.          On Sept. 30 teens can challenge other teens at a gaming night planned
gmail.com or call 301-373-5871.           forming Arts Series. Tickets for this   greenwellfoundation.org or call 301-      on Sept. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Charlotte Hall. Snacks are provided. Teens
                                          concert are available on a first come,   373-9775 for more information.            are asked to register.
                                                                                                      The County Times                                  Thursday, September 17, 2009                          32


        ewsmakers
                            Local Man Creates Weather Web Site
By Sara Campbell                                           the site. In exchange for providing data to
Contributing Writer                                        the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-
                                                           ministration, he has permission to use some
      Software consultant Jim Wyman of                     of the agency’s graphics for the site.
Lexington Park has always had a passion                         Outside the house are devices that
for weather. Recently he decided to turn                   transmit wirelessly into the house data
that passion into a hobby, creating a weather              about temperature, humidity, wind speed,
station and Web site specifically for south-                wind direction and rainfall.
ern Maryland.                                                   Wyman also has two Web cams, one
      Wyman started his Web site, www.                     of which broadcasts images of his neigh-
somdweather.com, in the spring of 2006.                    bor’s American flag waving in the breeze
It is updated automatically from his home                  and the ever-changing weather conditions
weather station every 10 seconds and in-                   and cloud formations above his neighbor’s
cludes alerts from the National Weather                    house.
Service that pertain to Calvert, St. Mary’s                     Besides commuters to D.C., Wyman
and Calvert counties.                                      said that he knows many people who work
      He said that it is particularly useful for           on Patuxent River Naval Air Station who
people who commute from the tri-county                     are regular users of his site.
area into D.C.                                                  “I have about 100 unique visitors per
      “People like to know if there’s a storm              day, new users,” he said. “When the weath-
front coming through,” said Wyman. “If                     er conditions are severe, that number can
they’re driving a long distance, they might                jump to 200.”
want to leave the office a little earlier.”                      Wyman is currently employed by
      Wyman’s weather Web site has other                   Booz-Allen and works as a contractor in
features as well, including radar data from                shipboard equipment at Webster Field in
a main weather station in the Midwest, and                 St. Inigoes, but he hopes to take his love
color coded weather warnings: White means                  of weather in a professional direction. He
no warning, green means low hazard, such                   is planning to take Penn State courses
as fog or frost, yellow is a watch condition,              towards a Certificate of Achievement in
and red is a warning condition.                            Forecasting.
      Sensors in, on and outside his house                      “When I earn this certificate, I                                                                                              Photo by Virginia Terhune
continuously transmit data wirelessly into                 can move on to weather forecasting,”              Jim Wyman, a software consultant who works at Webster Field in St. Inigoes, has two Web cams near his
the office in his house where he works on                   Wyman said.                                       hummingbird feeder that transmit images of weather conditions above his Lexington Park neighborhood to
                                                                                                             the weather Web site he runs from inside his house.

  On September           26th, 2009 at Father Andrew White School
                   in Leonardtown, Maryland at 9:00 AM,
                                                                                                                                                                2009
                the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will hold its                                                                                         Taste Of St. Mary’s
   Annual Nationwide Friends of the Poor® Walk                                                                                                           Sunday, September 20th
   We will celebrate service to the poor, and encourage
   kindhearted Americans all across the country to become
                                                                                                                                                            12:00 ~ 5:00 PM
   Friends of the Poor, too. Pledges made on behalf of reg-
   istered walkers in a given community will benefit those                                                                  On the square in Historic Leonardtown, MD
   most in need in that same community.
                                                                                       Please register at
                                                                      www.svdpfriendsofthepoorwalk.org.
                                                                            Same day registration begins
                                                                                            at 7:30 am.




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     Ice Hockey Registration                                          Mechanicsville’s Long Grabs Second
     Registration is under way for Southern Maryland Sabres
recreational ice hockey. Register in person between 7-9 p.m.
                                                                      Win in Potomac Regular Season Finale
on Sept. 10 at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf or register on-      By Doug Watson                                                     Kevin Cooke on lap seven and would drive off uncontested
line at www.somdsabres.org.
                                                                     Potomac Speedway                                                   to post the win.
     The Southern Maryland Sabres Hockey Club recreational
program is designed to provide hockey players an opportunity                                                                                  Cooke would hang tough for second, Craig Tankersley
to learn and develop skills in a team setting; it is also designed         BUDDS CREEK – Stevie Long of Mechanicsville                  took third, Kyle Nelson, who scored the 2009 street stock
to assure equal opportunity to participate for all skill levels.     captured his second feature win of the season in last Friday       title by seven points over Kurt Zimmerman, rallied back to
     Players of all skill levels are welcome; no tryouts             night’s 25-lap limited late model headliner at the Potomac         fourth after an early race tangle sent him to the pits with a
required.                                                            Speedway.                                                          flat tire, and JR Guy filled the front five. Heats went to Mike
     The cost is $500 for the Mite/Atom Cross-Ice Program                  Tommy Wagner Jr. and Derrick Quade lead the field to          Reynolds and Kyle Nelson.
(18 practices, jamborees, monthly skills’ clinics) and $750 for      the green flag. Quade would take the top spot and lead the                Elsewhere, Bud Pickeral took the win in the 25-lap
the Squirts/PeeWee, Bantam program (18 practices, 8 home             event’s first two circuits until Wagner swept by to snare the       Dale Moore Sr. memorial hobby stock event after apparent
games, tournament). The season begins in October and runs            race lead on lap three. Meanwhile, Long had reached second         winner Kevin Nelson failed a post-race inspection. With his
through the end of February/early March.                             by lap seven and would make what would be the winning              ninth place run, Josh Dotson claimed the 2009 hobby stock
     Rec teams participate in the Capital Corridor Hockey            pass of leader Tommy Wagner Jr. on lap nine. From that             track title.
League, which is part of the Southeastern District of USA            point on it would be a race for second as Long would race                Kyle Vantassel won the battle and the war as he came
Hockey (www.usahockey.com). The Sabres’ home arena is the            unchallenged to score the win.                                     from 21st to score his fourth win of the season and his sec-
Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf (www.capitalclubhouse.com).                   “At first I figured we had a second or third place car,        ond championship in a row in the 20-lap strictly stock fea-
                                                                     but when we got around Derrick and Tommy going into turn           ture. Buddy Dunagan was victorious for the sixth time this
                                                                     three, I wasn’t sure if we had the lead, but we did, and I knew    season in the 10-lap hornet main, claiming his second con-
Ospreys Conducting Tryouts                                           if I could stay smooth we’d be all right,” Long said.
                                                                           “The car was a little loose but I tried to make it as wide
                                                                                                                                        secutive track title as well.

                                                                     as I could because If anyone was going to pass me, they
     The Southern Maryland Ospreys (Fast Pitch Softball              would have to use the top and we were pretty good on the             Limited Late Model Feature Finish
Travel Team) 18U team is searching for enthusiastic, hard-           bottom.”                                                             1. Stevie Long 2. Derrick Quade 3. Tommy Wagner Jr.
working players to join the team. We currently have two                                                                                   4. Kyle Lear 5. Sommey Lacey 6. Mike Latham 7. Ben
                                                                           Derrick Quade would hang on for second, Tommy Wag-
openings. Tryouts will be held on Monday and Wednesday                                                                                    Bowie 8. Paul Cursey 9. PJ Hatcher 10. Brandon Long
                                                                     ner Jr. wrapped up his second consecutive track champion-            11. Fireball Latham
evenings from 6-8 p.m. at John Baggett Park. We are also             ship with his third place effort, Kyle Lear recovered from an
building a 10U team and have five openings for new players.           early race spin to collect fourth and Sommey Lacey rounded
Tryouts for the 10U team will be Saturdays from 10 a.m. to           out the top five. The lone heat for the 11 cars on hand went          Street Stock Feature Finish
noon at John Baggett Park beginning Sept. 19. If you have any                                                                             1. Kurt Zimmerman 2. Kevin Cooke 3. Craig Tanker-
                                                                     to Mike Latham.
questions, please call 301-904-1654, or go to www.eteamz.                                                                                 sley 4. Kyle Nelson 5. JR Guy 6. Chris Nelson 7. Mike
                                                                           Kurt Zimmerman continued his late-season rush as he            Reynolds 8. Country Prince 9. Jason Murphy 10. Phil
com/SMOSPREYS/.
                                                                     posted his seventh feature win of the season in the 16-lap           Lange 11. Scott Wilson 12. Stephen Quade (DNS)
                                                                     street stock main event. Zimmerman took the lead from
Special Olympics Golf Tourna-
ment Registration Under Way
     Registration for the 18th annual golf tournament to benefit
Special Olympics St. Mary’s County and The Center for Life
Enrichment is open. The tournament will be held at Wicomico
Shores Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 2. It will be a Captain’s
choice foursome event with a shotgun start time of 9 a.m. Priz-
es for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, putting contest and other
events will be awarded. Fee includes green fees, cart, refresh-
ments (during play) and a luncheon reception after the tourna-
ment. For more information or to register, call Laurie at 301-
373-8100 ext. *814.


Trossbach Co-Ed Tournament
     Looking For Teams
      The 12th annual Trossbach family memorial co-ed softball
tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18,
at Chancellor’s Run Regional Park in Great Mills. Registration
is still open, but there is a 16-team maximum for the tourna-
ment. The rain dates are Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct.
25. The tournament, dedicated to the memory of David Tross-
bach and Bobby Wood, will hand out male and female MVP
awards as well as sponsor trophies handed out to the top four
teams. For more information, call Chip and Mary Lee Raley at
301-862-2024.

        High School Lacrosse
         Clinic Registration
     Diesel Lacrosse will host a girls lacrosse clinic for 9th-
12th graders on Sunday, Oct. 25, 9:15 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at Dorsey
Park in Hollywood. Cost is $90. For more information, go to
www.diesellacrosse.com or www.leaguelineup.com/somdwo-
menslaxclub for sign-up sheet, clinic schedule and High Level
Girls Lacrosse staff.
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                                                                                                      Soccer is the world’s most popular sport. It is played by more
                                                                                                                than 20 million people in more than 140 countries.                        Fact
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                                                                                                                                            Thurs., Sept. 17                      Volleyball
                                                                                                                                                                               St. Mary’s Ryken

Temper, Temper…                                                                                                                                  Boys’ Soccer               at Bishop McNamara,
                                                                                                                                                   Westlake                        5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                             at Chopticon, 6 p.m.
By Chris Stevens                   was timely or appropriate.       the next to go off, as she was    stuff a tennis ball “down your             Leonardtown                Tues., Sept. 22
Staff Writer                            We all saw Joe Wilson       involved in a controversial       (expletive) throat.”                   at Great Mills, 6 p.m.
                                   of South Carolina call Presi-    foot-fault call during her              The         unsportsman-                                             Boys’ Soccer
     Life is frustrating, plain    dent Obama for all intents       semi-final match again Bel-        like conduct penalty was                   Girls’ Soccer                Bishop McNamara
and simple. We all have situ-      and purposes a liar during       gian Kim Clijsters.               enough to give Clijsters the                Chopticon               at St. Mary’s Ryken, 4 p.m.
ations on a day to day basis       Obama’s health care reform            Williams had already         win (she would go on to be-             at Westlake, 6 p.m.
that do not work out in our        speech last Wednesday. It        been warned earlier in the        come the first mom to win                                                   Girls’ Soccer
favor, leaving us feeling less     was an unexpected shock, not     match for racket abuse (won’t     a United States Tennis As-                Field Hockey                    St. Mary’s Ryken
than our best. Sometimes,                                                                                                                      St. Mary’s Ryken          at Bishop McNamara, 4 p.m.
                                   because of what was said, but    someone think of the rack-        sociation Grand Slam match
we express ourselves in less       the tenor in which the charge    ets, please), but went over the   since 1980) and left Ser-            at Good Counsel, 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                Girls’ Tennis
than rational ways. In a span      was made. It was a loud burst    edge when the fault, which        ena $100,000 lighter in the
                                                                                                                                                   Football                    St. Mary’s Ryken
of five days last week, we had      of fury, a momentary loss of     appeared to be a bad call,        wallet.
                                                                                                                                                  Great Mills              at Good Counsel, 4 p.m.
a legislator, a tennis star, and   self-control. Wilson has since   gave Clijsters match point.             However, the lowest of
                                                                                                                                             at Lansdowne, 5 p.m.
a hip-hop egomaniac all, as        apologized.                      Williams began using abu-         them all happened Sunday
my grandmother used to say,             Late Saturday night at      sive language towards the be-     when Kanye West, an award-
                                                                                                                                                  Chopticon                 Wed., Sept. 23
                                                                                                                                            at Huntingtown, 7 p.m.
show their natural behinds in      the U.S. Open in Flushing,       leaguered lineswoman, at one      winning hip-hop producer/
a public setting that neither      N.Y., Serena Williams was        point saying she was going to     artist interrupted rising star                                            Boys’ Soccer
                                                                                                      Taylor Swift’s victory speech            Fri., Sept. 18            Chopticon at Lackey, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                      at the MTV Video Music                                                    McDonough
                                                                                                      Awards this past Sunday.                    Boys’ Soccer              at Great Mills, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                      West cut the young country                    St. John’s                 Leonardtown
                                                                                                      singer off, saying that his          at St. Mary’s Ryken, 4 p.m.    at Thomas Stone, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                      friend Beyonce had one of the
                                                                                                                                                 Girls’ Soccer                  Girls’ Soccer
                                                                                                      greatest videos of all time,
                                                                                                                                               St. Mary’s Ryken                   Chopticon
                                                                                                      “Single Ladies.” The visibly
                                                                                                                                              at St. John’s, 4 p.m.         at North Point, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                      shaken Swift was given a
                                                                                                                                                                                Thomas Stone
                                                                                                      chance to have her moment,
                                                                                                                                              Sat., Sept. 19               at Leonardtown, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                      when Beyonce graciously
                                                                                                      stepped aside after she won                                              Field Hockey
                                                                                                      an award to let Taylor give                   Football
                                                                                                                                                St. Mary’s Ryken                 Great Mills
                                                                                                      her speech.                                                         at Huntingtown, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                            They say death comes          at Bishop O’Connell, 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                               Leonardtown
                                                                                                      in threes. Well, apparently                                         at Thomas Stone, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                      we can add unnecessary                 Mon, Sept. 21
                                                                                                      outbursts to the list. Wilson,                                                 Golf
                                                                                                      Williams and West failed to                Boys’ Soccer
                                                                                                                                                                          Great Mills vs. Lackey/Mc-
                                                                                                      keep their emotions in check                Great Mills
                                                                                                                                                                          Donough/Thomas Stone
                                                                                                      and as a result, must suffer          at Huntingtown, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                         at White Plains Golf Course,
                                                                                                      the consequences from their                                                   4 p.m.
                                                                                                      thoughtless tirades. Yes, life              Field Hockey
                                                                                                                                                                           La Plata/Leonardtown
                                                                                                      is unfair, yes we all do things            St. Mary’s Ryken
                                                                                                                                                                            at Chopticon, 4 p.m.
                                                                                                      we don’t want to do – ALL            at Elizabeth Seton, 4 p.m.
                                                                                                      of us. However, if we all just              Leonardtown
                                                                                                                                                                                  Volleyball
                                                                                                      went around ranting, raving             at Great Mills, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Huntingtown
                                                                                                      and throwing tantrums in                                               at Great Mills, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                      public view, our professional              Girls’ Soccer
                                                                                                                                                                              Bishop O’Connell
                                                                                                      and personal lives would not              Huntingtown
                                                                                                                                                                          at St. Mary’s Ryken, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                      live to see the light of the next      at Great Mills, 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Thomas Stone
                                                                                                      day.                                                                 at Leonardtown, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                            Emotions are no excuse
                                                                                                      for anyone to act a fool and
                                                                                                      embarrass themselves and
                                                                                                      others with their actions.
                                                                                                      Hopefully the three snap
                                                                                                                                                  SPECIAL NOTE:
                                                                                                      artists will learn this lesson         All high school, recreational and youth
                                                                                                      sooner rather than later.               league coaches, if you would like the
                                                                                                                                          scores, statistics and standings from your
                                                                                                          Comments, questions,            respective games and leagues to be pub-
                                                                                                      complaints? Send ‘em all
                                                                                                      to Chris at chrisstevens@            lished, contact Chris Stevens at 301-373-
                                                                                                      countytimes.net.                    4125 or at chrisstevens@countytimes.net
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  BLUE CRABS FANS
RAISE $6,400 TO FIGHT
   BREAST CANCER
      Second Annual Paint
   the Park Pink Event Dubbed
A Major Success by Team Officials
      The old adage of, “He would give you        for this popular promotion. Hobson said,
the shirt right off his back” was evident re-     “My guys all have moms, wives, sisters, or
cently at Regency Furniture Stadium in            girlfriends too. Many families have been
Waldorf as Southern Maryland Blue Crabs           touched by breast cancer in some form or
fans expressed their passion for their favorite   fashion.” Hobson added, “Last year, when
player and raised $6,400 to help fight breast      we used the pink bats we won that game 14 to
cancer. As part of the team’s second annual       1. Hopefully the good luck will continue into
Breast Cancer Awareness Night, Blue Crabs         the playoffs.” Unfortunately, the Blue Crabs
players wore pink jersey tops and used pink       came up short in the nightcap of Saturday’s
bats. Dozens of fans bid on these one-of-         twin-bill. The Crabs lost to the Somerset Pa-
a-kind items through the end of the fifth in-      triots by a 3-2 final score.
ning of Saturday’s second game of a double-            Between the two games, a group of
header. When the game ended, and as the           breast cancer survivors, including one local
total was announced to the crowd of over          woman who has been cancer free for 50-
5,300 fans, the players took off their jersey,    years, received a standing ovation at home
autographed it, and turned it over to the high    plate from Blue Crabs fans. On cue the
bidder. Civista was the game’s presenting         women released several dozen pink helium
sponsor.                                          filled balloons into the night sky honoring
      Hospital officials will earmark half of      those who lost their battle to breast cancer.
the auctions’ proceeds to local breast cancer     According to figures from the American
survivor groups. The dollars will be used         Cancer Society over 40,000 American wom-
for grassroots activities to further spread       en die each year from the disease, making it
the word about the dangers of the disease.        the second deadliest form of the disease in
The other half of the money will be going to      women, surpassed only by lung cancer.
the Brandon Greening Foundation for Male               Blue Crabs General Manager Chris Al-
Breast Cancer. In September of 2007, Bran-        len said, “The success of our two silent auc-
don, who works locally as a driver for UPS,       tions this past weekend are indicative of the
was diagnosed with the disease more typi-         true colors of the fans that we are so fortunate
cally associated with females. Rather than        to have. Friday night our fans stepped up
sit idly by, Brandon and his wife Connie de-      and gave over $5,400 to support the Charles
cided to fight back and spread the word that       County Hospice House. On Saturday, fans
men can get breast cancer too. They estab-        dug deep into their wallets again, this time
lished a foundation and use football as the       raising $6,400 to fight breast cancer. That’s
way to spread their message to a predomi-         close to $12,000 in only two days. All of
nately male audience. For many years Bran-        us associated with the Blue Crabs thank the
don has coached football in Calvert County.       people of Southern Maryland for this great
      Blue Crabs Manager Butch Hobson             support. It’s humbling and it shows what be-
said that he and all the members of the team      ing a supporter of Crustacean Nation is all
were more than willing to paint the park pink     about.”


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       Braves Blank                                                               Pax River Rugby Wins Opener
      Huntingtown For
         First Win




                                                                                                                                                                          Photo Courtesy of Larry Donmoyer
                                                                                  Pax #8 Brian “Fox” Hamlet picking the ball from the back of the scrum being supported by Flanker Brain Postus.

                                                         Photo By Chris Stevens         Saturday Sept 12, 2009 started the fall season for made the points after try kick. This made the score Pax 12
Chopticon’s Cheyenne Faunce and Huntingtown’s Grace Fadley duel for pos-          Patuxent River Men’s Rugby Football Club (RFC) host- and Rappahannock 0.
session of the ball.                                                              ing Rappahannock Rugby Football Club. Patuxent River             Stephen Burso, Pax River’s right flanker, had a try
                                                                                  RFC plays all it home matches at the field down by the called back after picking up a ball that came out the side
By Chris Stevens                                                                  boat ramp on Clark’s Landing Road.                          of the scrum. The referee called the try back stating that
Staff Writer                                                                            The match started at 1 p.m. with the visiting team the ball had not been played by either of the teams’ front
                                                                                  from Fredericksburg, Va. Rappahannock kicking to row players. At the 31-minute mark, Pax River’s fullback
      MORGA NZA                                                                   Patuxent River. It was a very intense defensive battle with Greg Renwick came at a full burst to receive a pass from
– Chopticon field hockey                                                           Rappahannock with
coach Anne Valland-                                                               the Pax Men having
ingham, by her own ac-                                                            to pull together very
count, never rests during                                                         early to keep their op-
a match.                                                                          ponent from scoring
      “I’m never comfort-                                                         first. The Pax Men
able until the final whis-                                                         had been awarded a
tle,” Vallandingham said                                                          penalty option and a
after her Braves shut out                                                         kick for points was
Huntingtown 2-0 Friday                                                            selected. Nate Feath-
afternoon, earning their                                                          erstone      approached
first win of the 2009 sea-                                                         the ball and the kick
son. “Two goals is never                                                          was off its mark, play
all you’ll need.”                                                                 continued on. Later
      Turned out to be that                                                       Pax was awarded an-
way, as the Braves scored                                                         other penalty option
twice in the game’s first 10                                                       and Rookie tight head
minutes, and let their suf-                                                       prop Cory Donahoo
focating defense handle                                                           attempted a kick for
business from there.                                                              points. The ball had the
      “We really wanted                                                           distance but missed it
to beat them,” said senior                                                        mark. At the 25-min-
forward Nikki Downs,                                                              ute mark, Pax River
                                                         Photo By Chris Stevens
who got the game-win-                                                             was able to break the
                               Sarah Jenkins of Chopticon moves the ball up       scoreless match with
ning goal just three min-
                               field.                                              the first try of the day.
utes and 55 seconds into
the first half. “We played                                                         The try was awarded
Huntingtown in a scrimmage, they are a good team.”                                to Brian “Fox” Hamlet                                                                  Photo Courtesy of Larry Donmoyer
      Downs attributed her goal to a wild scramble in front of the net and        with Nate Featherstone
                                                                                                             Pax Winger Kenny Etheridge tackles a Rappahannock ball carrier.
just taking her best shot.                                                        attempting the points
      “I didn’t even think it was going to go in,” she said. “But it did.”        after try kick again the
      Six minutes later, Jordan Griffith added another tally to make it 2-0        kick missed it mark.
Chopticon, and the final 50 minutes was a stalemate as both teams entered          With about three minutes left in the half Pax River had a Right Flanker Stephen Burso just before being tackled.
each other’s territory, but never came close to scoring.                          try by Mike Lehman called back with the Referee calling Nate Featherstone set up and made the points after try
      Vallandingham was proud of her team’s effort, coming off a 4-1 loss         a knock-on by Pax and a scrum awarded to Rappahan- kick. This made the score Pax 19 and Rappahannock 0.
to defending SMAC champ Patuxent, citing that Huntingtown is always a             nock. They were able to move the ball out of their end of Just before this last try Pax River had one other try by
tough match-up for Chopticon (1-1) overall, 1-1 in conference play).              the pitch and the first 40 minute half ended with the score Right Wing Kenny Etheridge called back when he recov-
      “We always have good games with them, they always come ready                Pax 5, Rappahannock 0.                                      ered a ball along the touch line. The touch judge stated
play,” she said. “But this team is gritty, that’s my word for this season.”             After a brief five-minute half time break, Pax River that Kenny had stepped on the touch line and the Referee
      “We feel real good,” Downs says about the start of this current season.     kicked off to Rappahannock to begin the second 40 min- awarded a line out Rappahannock at the spot that touch
“We feel if we can compete with these teams, we can take on anybody.”             ute half. Twenty minutes into the second half Pax River’s was called.
                                                                                  left flanker Brian Postus was able to receive the ball after
chrisstevens@countytimes.net                                                      Rappahannock miss handled the ball and score the sec- Final score Pax 19, Rappahannock 0
                                                                                  ond awarded try of the day. Nate Featherstone set up and For more information, go to www.paxrugby.com
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         Raiders Roll Over Calvert,
          Prepare For Great Mills                                                                                                      Knights Fall Short
By Chris Stevens
Staff Writer                                                                                                                            Against Ireton
      LEONARDTOWN – Due to rain-                                                                                                    By Chris Stevens
fall at various points of the preseason                                                                                             Staff Writer
schedule, the Leonardtown boys’ soc-
cer team is now just getting in some                                                                                                     LEONARDTOWN – Hannah Thomas’ goal nine min-
playing time.                                                                                                                       utes and 50 seconds into the second half was the difference
      If the Raiders’ 5-1 win over Cal-                                                                                             that edged Bishop Ireton past St. Mary’s Ryken 2-1 in girls’
vert Monday night is any indication,                                                                                                soccer action Tuesday afternoon.
they are indeed fast learners.                                                                                                           “It’s unfamiliar territory right now,” first-year head coach
      “We didn’t have any scrimmages                                                                                                Gena Miller said of rotating different players in different po-
because of the weather, the Northern                                                                                                sitions. “It’s not that Ireton had an advantage, we were at a
game (a 4-1 loss on Sept. 10) was our                                                                                               disadvantage because we’re trying to find new positions for
first time on the field,” said Leonard-                                                                                               the players.”
town head coach Matt Reber. “Today                                                                                                       The Knights scored first when junior Alysse Houston
was much better than that game. We’re                                                                                               beat Cardinals goalie Joanna Faletti to the left corner nine
getting used to each other.”                                                                                                        minutes and 10 seconds into the game. Just under seven min-
      The Raiders jumped out to an                                                                                                  utes later. Ireton forward Gabriella Goddette took advantage
early lead when junior Brendan Powell                                                                                               of a wild scramble in front of the net to tie the game at 1.
scored just 20 seconds into the match.                                                                                                   Early in the second half, Thomas’ shot from the right side
Powell and senior Chris Jones scored                                                                                                switched directions in the air and eluded goalie Kristina Bilo’s
two goals each and Matthew Malone                                                                                                   grasp for the winner.
added a goal for Leonardtown, Class
4A Eastern Region finalists one year
ago.
      “We’re more than hungry,” Jones
said of the desire to get back to the re-
gional finals. “We want SMAC, but
our goal is to win every game and put
some goals in the back of the net.”
      “The younger guys who were
here last year know what that experi-
ence was like,” Powell said. “That’s Photo By Frank Marquart
where we expect to be and we want to
beat Severna Park or whoever it is we Leonardtown’s Andrew
play. We’re really focused.”              Potts kicks the ball away
      “They see that it takes hard work,” from the Cavaliers’
                                          Matthew Harris.




                                                                                                                        Photo By
                                                                                                                  Frank Marquart

                                                                        Chris Jones scored two goals as Leonardtown defeated
                                                                        Calvert 5-1 Monday night in boys’ soccer.
                                                                       Reber said of making a long postseason run. “Every-
                                                                       body, with each practice, they’re getting better.”                Photo By Chris Stevens
                                                                              Before they can get to that point, the Raiders (1-1   The Knights’ Dani Smith
                                                                       overall, 1-1 in conference play) will take on Great Mills    dribbles the ball past Bish-
                                                                       tonight at Hornet Stadium at 6 p.m. The two schools          op Ireton’s Ciana Puglise.
                                                                       have a budding rivalry, and with added incentive, Reber
                                                                       is looking forward to the contest.
                                                                              “It’s going to be nuts,” he said. “That was a great        The result was dis-
                                                                       game (a 1-1 tie) we played last year, so it’s unfinished      appointing, but Miller
                                                                       business.”                                                   believes the Knights
                                                                              “We play on the same club teams and we see them       are improving each day
                                                                       out and about all the time,” Powell said of Great Mills.     and will break through
                                                                       “We don’t want them to hold that game against us, so         soon enough.
                                                                       it’ll be an intense week of practice.”                            “Each       game,
                                                                              The two teams will be playing in the first-ever Bat-   although the score
                                                                       tle of the Boot, with a trophy going to the winner.          doesn’t reflect it,
                                                                              “Coach [Matt] Taggart and I have really worked        they’re finding confi-
                                                                       on getting this rivalry going,” Reber said of the trophy     dence,” Miller said.
                                                                       coming into play this season.                                     “They’re playing
                                                                              “This game is what we’ve been looking forward to      well together and find-
                                               Photo By Frank Marquart since we started.”
                                                                                                                                    ing each other.”                              Photo By Chris Stevens
Calvert’s Chris Roof and Matt Colon of Leonardtown eye possession                                                                                      Alysse Houston scored the Knights’ only
                                                                  chrisstevens@countytimes.net                                      chrisstevens@coun- goal in a 2-1 loss to Bishop Ireton Tues-
of the ball.
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                                                                      High School Football
Mistakes Cost Hornets Panthers Run Over Leonardtown
   Against Calvert                                                              By John Hunt
                                                                                Contributing Writer
                                                                                                                                          timely penalties on the Raiders, Taitano scored again
                                                                                                                                          on a 12-yard run.
By Chris Stevens                                                                                                                               Tight End Brandon Hillegas finished the first half
Staff Writer                                                                         The Leonardtown Raiders continued their tour         scoring for Patuxent with a five-yard TD reception.
                                                                                of Calvert County with a visit to Lusby last Friday            The second half started off with a long scoring
                                                                                night to play the Patuxent Panthers.                      drive by the Panthers, highlighted by a 50-yard keep-
       Looking to build on their season-opening win, the Great Mills
                                                                                     Rain on Thursday and throughout the morning          er by Massengill and was capped off with a nine-yard
 football team was undermined by a questionable late call and offensive         on Friday made for a sloppy field but the Panthers         TD pass to Hillegas. Massengill finished the game
 mistakes, as Calvert took a 21-14 decision from the Hornets Friday             controlled the ball                                                                         with 132 yards
                                                            night.              throughout the night                                                                        rushing on six car-
                                                                  “We played    for a 41-0 victory.                                                                         ries and was 7-of-
                                                            well offensively,        Raiders coach                                                                          13 passing for 69
                                                            we just made        Anthony       Pratley                                                                       yards.
                                                            a couple of         said before the game                                                                             Taitano      fin-
                                                            turnovers after     that the keys would                                                                         ished off the scor-
                                                            long     drives,”   be “controlling the                                                                         ing with a 62-yard
                                                            said     Hornets    line of scrimmage                                                                           TD run late in the
                                                            head coach Bill     and stopping run-                                                                           3rd quarter.
                                                            Griffith. “We        ning back Frank Tai-                                                                             His game to-
                                                            can’t blame it on   tano”, as he had car-                                                                       tals included 142
                                                            that one call.”     ried for 279 yards on                                                                       yards on 23 carries
                                                                  The call in   29 carries in a Sept.                                                                       and a fumble recov-
                                                            question came       4 loss at Lackey.                                                                           ery on defense.
                                                            after Calvert            Leona rdtow n                                                                               The Panthers
                                                            missed a field       went three downs                                                                            starters came out
                                                            goal attempt        and out on the first                                                                         of the game for the
                                                            late in the         series, then the                                                                            entire 4th quarter
                                                                                Patuxent offensive                                                                          and the
                                                            fourth quarter
                                                                                line went to work,                                                                               Raiders had
                                                            that would have     opening holes for                                                                           their best opportu-
                                                            given the Cav-      the quick Taitano as                                                                        nity to score with 30
                                                            aliers a 16-14      they went down the                                                                          seconds in the game
                                                            lead. Howev-        field, and the drive                                                                         after Wysocki led
                                                            er, the Hornets     ended with a five-                                                                           them down the field
                                                            were called for     yard scoring run by                                                                         to the six-yard line
                                                            a roughing the      Taitano.                                                                                    and hit his receiver
                                                            kicker penalty,          With 7:12 re-                                                                          on a perfect slant in
                                                            giving Calvert      maining in the sec-                                                                         the end zone but the
                                                            a new lease on      ond quarter, with                                                                           pass was dropped,
                                                            life.               the Raider defense                                                                          ending the threat.
                                                                  Cavaliers     keying on Taitano,                                                                               Wy s o c k i
                                     Photo By Chris Stevens senior running      quarterback        Ed                                                                       finished with 36
Brian Jenner accounted for two touchdowns in Great back Dai’quan                Massengill faked                                                                            yards rushing de-
Mills’ 21-14 loss to Calvert.                               Garner scored       the inside handoff                                                                          spite having two
                                                            his      second     and sprinted to the                                                                         long runs called
 touchdown of the game from 10 yards out to give Calvert, who has               outside for a 21-yard                                                                       back by penalties
 beaten Leonardtown and Great Mills in successive weeks, the win.               touchdown run. Af-                                                                          and he was 5-of-13
       “The ball just seems to be bouncing their way right now,” Griffith        ter a turnover and                                                                          passing.
                                                                                a couple of                                                                                      The Raiders
 said of the Cavaliers’ fortunes against St. Mary’s County to start the
                                                                                u n -                                                                                       will play at home
 season. “They’re just getting some good bounces and good breaks.”
                                                                                                                                                                            for the first time
       Griffith was still pleased with the effort, but realizes the team still                                                                                               this season against
 has some work to do.                                                                                                                                                       Northern
       “I can’t stay down on them for long, they played their butts off                                                                                                          Tonight        at
 tonight,” Griffith said. “We’ve got a short week ahead, so we’ll get                                                                                                        7 p.m. Northern
 back to work tomorrow.”                                                                                                                                                    starts off the season
       Brian Jenner ran and threw for both Great Mills touchdowns on                                                                                                        at 0-2 with losses
 the evening, and now the Hornets will turn their attention to Lansd-                                                                               Photo By Frank Marquart to North Point and
 owne High School of Baltimore County. The game will be played                                                                                         A host of Raiders    Huntingtown.
 at Lansdowne this evening at 5 p.m.                                                                                                                   bring down Patux-
       “They’ll run a 3-4 defense at us, they run a lot of option like                                                                                 ent’s Frank Taitano   johnhunt@coun-
 we do, so we’re very similar,” Griffith said. “We’ll make our ad-                                                                                      in Friday Night’s     tytimes.net
 justments and be ready to go.”                                                                                                                        SMAC football
                                                                                                                                                       game.
chrisstevens@countytimes.net
                                                                                                                                  Patuxent 41, Leonardtown 0
Calvert 21, Great Mills 14                                                                                                                               1      2    3       4      Final
                              1         2          3        4         Final                                                       Leonardtown (0-2)      0      0    0       0        0
Calvert High (2-0)            0         0          13       8          21                                                         Patuxent (1-1)         7      21   13      0       41
Great Mills (1-1)             6         0          8        0          14
                                                                                                                                  Patuxent – Taitano 5 run (Maratta Kick)
Great Mills - Jenner 1 run (kick failed)                                                                                          Patuxent – Massengill 12 run (kick failed)
Calvert - Garner 1 run (kick good)                                                                                                Patuxent – Taitano 12 run (pass failed)
Great Mills - Wilkerson 10 pass from Jenner (Johnson pass from Jenner)                                                            Patuxent – Hillegas 5 pass from Massengill (Massengill run)
Calvert - Johnson 11 pass from Lanham (kick failed)                                                     Photo By Frank Marquart   Patuxent – Hillegas 9 pass from Massengill
Calvert - Garner 1 run (Johnson pass from Lanham)                               Leonardtown’s Drew Wysocki hands the ball off     (Brand pass from Massengill)
                                                                                to Michael Molina.                                Patuxent – Taitano 62 run (kick failed)
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  39         Thursday, September 17, 2009                                              The County Times


High School Football
         Knights Cruise In                                                                                Chopticon Shutout by Gwynn Park
           Home Opener


                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo By John Hunt
                                                                                                          Chopticon and Gwynn Park battle for position on the field Saturday afternoon.


                                                                                                          By John Hunt                                           cas completed 11 of 16 passes for 176 yards.
                                                                                                          Contributing Writer                                         Midway through the 4th quarter, Shep-
                                                                                                                                                                 herd scored again getting outside on a 75 yard
                                                                                 Photo By Chris Stevens         When the season started, Chopticon               TD run. Shepherd finished the game with 172
The St. Mary’s Ryken defense suffocated Mt. Zion Baptist all night long as the Knights picked up their    Coach Tony Lisanti knew he had a tough battle          yards rushing on 15 carries.
first win of the season.                                                                                   ahead after losing 20 of 22 starting players to             After the game Lisanti said he was “hap-
                                                                                                          graduation.
                                                                                                                On top of that, the Braves have to face
By Chris Stevens                                                                                          what another SMAC coach called “the tough-
Staff Writer                                                                                              est schedule in the state” with games to begin
                                                                                                          the season against Westlake, Gwynn Park,
      LEXINGTON PARK – It may not have been their regular stadium, but the St. Mary’s Ryken               Huntingtown and Northpoint as well as games
football team made themselves right at home at John G. Lancaster Park Friday night.                       against McDonough and Patuxent.
      With a rejuvenated running game, the Knights picked up their first win of the season, a                    Lisanti saw improvement on Saturday by
dominating 40-0 triumph over Mt. Zion Baptist Academy, setting a team record for points in a              his team even though it was
game in the process.                                                                                            not shown on the scoreboard in a 33-0
      “This win was good for the kids,” said Knights head coach Bob Harmon. “We’ve had some               loss at home to Gwynn Park.
troubles, but tonight we played WCAC football.”                                                                 After the heavy rains of Thursday and
      Football in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference is run-based. With the Knights              Friday, the game was pushed back to Satur-
top two running backs (John Smith IV and Marlowe Wood) injured, Ryken turned to freshman                  day morning under beautiful sunny skies. The
Aaron Carroll, who picked up his first varsity touchdown on a five-yard run to the left side to give        field was sloppy and there was some hope that
the Knights a 14-0 cushion early in the first quarter.                                                     the conditions would slow down the speedy
      “Aaron stepped in and played really well,” said senior receiver Wayne Hicks, who caught a           Yellow Jackets.
seven-yard touchdown pass from Chris Rixey to open the scoring. “He stepped                    up               Gwynn Park comes into this season with
real big and played great.”                                                                               a new spread-type offense with all plays be-
      Aside from Carroll, senior Peter Martin, who normally lines up as                                    ing called at the line of scrimmage with sig-
a wide receiver on offense, saw significant time at running back, help-                                        nals by the coaches. Early in the game the
ing Ryken total 115 yards and four scores on the ground.                                                        Jackets seemed confused as they ran off
      “I’m a spread guy, I like the throw the ball,” Harmon admit-                                                large chunks of clock just getting set to
ted. “But for us to succeed, we’ve got to run the ball.”                                                            run the plays. After they figured it out,
      “It’s really important,” Rixey said of Ryken establishing                                                       however, the balanced offensive at-
a ground attack. “We saw it was really working for us and it                                                           tack took over.
helped us out tonight.”                                                                                                                                                                          Photo By John Hunt
                                                                                                                             In the first quarter running
      That’s not to say Rixey didn’t have his chances to air it                                                          back Khalek Shepherd took charge            Chopticon’s Matthew Hunt hands the ball off to
out. Aside from his first-half scoring toss to Hicks, Rixey                                                               behind a                                    running back Nick Fuhrman.
also completed a 53-yard catch and go with Aaron GoFreed                                                                       small, but technically sound,
that triggered a running clock after the Knights took a 40-0                                                              offensive line, rushing for touch-     py with the fact that his players did not give up
lead.                                                                                                                     downs of 12 and eight yards.           and were starting to complete their blocking
      “It feels like a weight has been lifted off your shoul-                                                                   Chopticon had its opportuni-     assignments better.”
ders,” Rixey said of the team’s first win in 2009. “We know                                                                ties in the first half, but turnovers        Week three brings another tough running
if we come out, play aggressive and stay focused that we                                                                  and untimely penalties ended two       back to face Chopticon as the Braves head
can compete with anybody.”                                                                                                drives.                                to Huntingtown tonight at 7. Huntingtown is
      For Bob Harmon, the celebration for him was short, as                                                                    Gwynn Park started to use         2-0 after knocking off Northern 36-7 behind
he told his team to prepare for a trip to Bishop O’Connell this                                                          their passing game in the second        the 197 yards rushing and 3 TD’s by Greg
coming Saturday at 2 p.m.                                                                                               quarter with quarterback Mark Lu-        Goodwin.
      “I definitely want our kids to enjoy it,” Harmon said of                                                          cas connecting on a scoring pass of
the win. “Tomorrow, we’re right back to work.”                                                                        36 yards to Al Green. The third quar-      johnhunt@countytimes.net
                                                                                                                     ter started with a long Jackets drive
chrisstevens@countytimes.net                                                                                       culminating with a 34-yard pass by Lu-        Publisher’s Note: John Hunt is the father of
                                                                                                                 cas to Aaron Lewis for a touchdown. Lu-         Chopticon quarterback Matthew Hunt
St. Mary’s Ryken 40, Mt. Zion Baptist 0                                                                   Gwynn Park 33, Chopticon 0
                              1          2         3         4         Final                                                              1          2           3           4        Final
Mt. Zion (0-3)                0          0         0         0          0                     Photo By
                                                                                          Chris Stevens   Gwynn Park (2-0)                13         7           6           7         33
Ryken (1-2)                   14         19        7         0          40                                Chopticon (0-2)                 0          0           0           0          0
                                                                                 Knights quarterback
Ryken - Hicks 7 pass from Rixey (Anderson Kick)                                     Chris Rixey barks
Ryken - Carroll 5 run (Anderson kick)                                              out signals during     Gwynn Park – Shepherd 12 run (kick failed)
Ryken - Rixey 8 run (Anderson kick)                                              Ryken’s 40-0 victory     Gwynn Park – Shepherd 8 run (Carson kick)
Ryken - Martin 10 run (kick failed)                                              over Mt. Zion Baptist    Gwynn Park – Green 36 pass from Lucas (Carson kick)
Ryken - Rixey 9 run (kick failed)                                                   at Lancaster Park     Gwynn Park – Lewis 34 pass from Lucas (kick failed)
Ryken - GoFreed 53 pass from Rixey (Anderson kick)                                       Friday night.    Gwynn Park – Shepherd 75 run (Carson kick)
   THURSDAY
   September 17, 2009




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