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Lawrence Taylor Gets Probation, Joe Willie ‘Pinetop’

Sex Offender Registration D1 B1 Perkins, Dies at 97 C3

Baker, National Officials Health Care Reform – One Year Later

ask Congress for More It’s been one year since President
Obama enacted the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act (ACA), but you could
Americans seem just as confused.
According to the Kaiser Health Tracking
Poll released by the Kaiser Family

Housing Funding
hardly tell – public opinion remains just Foundation this month, 52 percent of
as divided as it did 12 months ago, and Continued on A3

to continue supporting this program.”

By George Barnette
AFRO Staff Writer Baker along with representatives from the
Krystal Hamlet, 29
Credit Specialist
National Association of Counties (NACo) and
Upper Marlboro, MD
Prince George’s County Executive U.S. Conference of Mayors released a report
Rushern Baker joined leaders nationwide detailing the benefits of funding the program.
I have been very impressed with the Affordable
last week to encourage Congress to provide The report studied 10 different jurisdictions
Healthcare Act so far. It was because of this act, that
more Community Development Block Grant from around the country and concluded
my place of employment now provides health insurance
(CDBG) funding, which is in jeopardy because the funding did more than just put people
for employee – at an affordable and efficient cost. I am
of the current economic crisis. in homes and rehabilitate neighborhoods,
thankful because without being insured my medical bills
“The CDBG program is critical for our it also improved local economies. “Our
consisted of headaches, heartache and being misdiagnosed
local economies,” said U.S. Conference of results suggest that in the last year the $3.95
numerous times – allowing me not to receive the proper
Mayors President Elizabeth billion in grant funds
Kautz in a statement. “Not generated 120,000 jobs
only does it create jobs, but “We aren’t spending and contributed $10.7
its economic impact also
reverberates throughout our
money, we are investing billion in Gross Domestic
Product, following up on
Kewanna Hayward, 29 Adrian McQueen, 29
Information Security Consultant IT Specialist
communities.” money.” the economic successes Greenbelt, MD Upper Marlboro, MD
County programs such
– Prince George’s County Executive of the last decade, as well
as Down Payment on Your as providing numerous I’m not directly affected by this new It will help
Dream, which allows the Rushern Baker valuable social benefits,”
bill due to the fact my current healthcare the people
county to help first-time the report states. coverage is provided by my employer. My who get into
homebuyers and people who haven’t owned The two organizations are fighting to Aetna plan is defined by the ‘Affordable accidents
a home in three years purchase foreclosed restore the program and fund it at the Fiscal Care Act’ as a “grandfathered plan.” During and need
properties, and HOME funds, which provides Year 2010 level, but that prospect had grim the next open immediate
funding for low-income families to rent or own hopes after the Republican spending bill season, I plan surgeries
homes, have dried up. was released. That bill saw cuts to many key to inquire if my that send
This, combined with the foreclosure crisis programs as GOP representatives said no plan will fall them into
that is still crippling the Prince George’s programs were “sacred.” under the new financial
County economy, made Baker eager to joined “Although we recognize that every dollar act. I would like ruin. My
other mayors and county leaders from across we cut has a constituency of support – an to take advantage family
the county in asking Congress to fund CDBG. association, an industry and individual citizens of some of the members
“We aren’t spending money, we are – who will disagree with our decision, these advantages with
investing money,” said Baker at March 16 cuts are the result of difficult work by our written in the health issues now don’t have to worry
press conference. “CDBG funds help the subcommittees to make the smartest and bill that affect about being rejected for pre-existing
county create jobs, improve infrastructure, fairest reductions possible,“ said House women, such as conditions. The insured and the
and pursue economic development initiatives. Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, R- Ky., lower premiums taxpayers pay for unpaid hospital bills
These are the kinds of investments that will in a statement. “No stones were left unturned and preventive and ER visits, with raised premiums.
generate real long-term growth in the county, and no programs were held sacred.” care without
and I urge members on both sides of the aisle Local and national officials remain copay.
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Prosecutor: Woman Killed Minority Business Bill Changes

Co-worker after Fight MBE Structure, Generates Debate
By Shernay Williams “When you lump all the different
Hear the AFRO on The Daily Eric Tucker AFRO Staff Writer minorities together, the African
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Associated Press Americans tend to lose out,” saidd
State lawmakers might repeal a Arnold Jolivet. He calls the legislation
ROCKVILLE (AP) — An rule that ensures Black and woman- unconstitutional and testified against
employee at an upscale Maryland yoga owned businesses are awarded a set the measure before the Maryland
clothing shop is accused of killing a percentage of state contracts. The bill Senate’s Education, Health and
co-worker who found suspected stolen – which cleared the House last week Environmental Matters committee
merchandise in her bag, then trying to – is polarizing the minority business earlier this month.
conceal the crime by tying herself up community. “As long as the contracting
and blaming the attack on two masked Since 2006, Maryland law has procurement agencies and the large
men. required state agencies to allocate 7
Brittany Norwood was ordered held percent of contract funds to qualified
without bond Monday on a charge of
first-degree murder after Montgomery
Black businesses, 10 percent to
women-owned organizations and
“We’ve got to begin to
County State’s Attorney John 8 percent to other racial minority build allies with other
McCarthy described the slaying. groups through the Minority Business
McCarthy said Norwood, 28, Enterprise (MBE) Program. minority groups that
spun an elaborate ruse to convince
authorities that she and the dead
AP Photo/Montgomery County, Md. Police Department

This photo provided by the

But the law expires July 1, which
prompted legislators to hastily renew
have been discriminated
woman, Jayna Murray, had been Montgomery County, Md. Police the bill this session. Their new against ... If we don’t, we
attacked inside the Lululemon Department shows Brittany proposal amends several portions of
Athletica shop in Bethesda where Norwood. Police in an affluent the original legislation, most notably miss the opportunity to
they worked. “Her cunning and her
ability to lie is almost unparalleled,”
Washington suburb say on March
18, Norwood killed a woman
eliminating the percentage clauses for
Blacks and women as long as state
get more for everybody.”
McCarthy said of Norwood. found dead inside a yoga clothing contractors outsource 25 percent of – Delegate Mary Washington,
When Norwood was found the store in Bethesda, Md. last week, the total value of their contracts to bill sponsor
morning of March 12 inside the shop, then made up a story about the some form of minority businesses.
she told police that she and Murray, two being attacked by masked If enacted, the year-long legislation
30, had been sexually assaulted by two men. could set the stage for a more long- scale contractors meet the 25 percent,
masked men who came in the previous term proposal next session. they don’t have to use any African
that neither woman had been sexually
night after closing time. Norwood was Some Black commerce leaders Americans at all and they would
assaulted and that Norwood had staged
found with minor scratches and other support the measure, insisting it still be in compliance. I think that’s
the scene. She was arrested Friday and
wounds, her hands and feet bound. solidifies the state’s commitment wrong,” he said.
charged with murder and faces life in
Police initially treated Norwood to combat inequality, but others, Anthony W. Robinson, president
prison if convicted.
as a rape victim, offering rewards for including the president of the of the D.C.-based non-profit Minority
Norwood’s blood was found
information leading to arrests and American Minority Contractors and Business Enterprise Legal Defense
inside Murray’s car, McCarthy said.
even doing surveillance on a person Business Association, are opponents and Education Fund, is fond of that
Join the AFRO on Only two sets of bloody footprints
of interest. But detectives concluded of the bill.
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A2 Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain

The Afro-American, March 26, 2011 - March 26, 2011 A3 N March 26, 2011 - April 1, 2011 The Afro-American

Funding Health Care Shana Swain,32

By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted
Renita Farrington, 32
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of
mother Secretary
and brother.
cious vehicle. The man noticed
the vehicle while walking his
graph a
Administrative Officer
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 ChevroletMD dog. According to the Chicago for the
Continued from A1 Continued
relatives from
positively A1
Upper Marlboro,
Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot
Lanham, MD
her nep
convinced that eliminating Americans say they do not have multiple times in the back seat blog, sh
Not to throw in union propaganda, but my benefits An increase in my
this funding may save money adequate information about how
of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- porters
are not the norm, whichtered
is why I would probably premium is expected and
in the very short term, but will the health reform law impacts
to Hudson’s murdered offered
never leave my job willingly. The benefits alone less plan coverage toward
hurt communities nationwide them personally, while 47 percent
brother, was towed with the anyone
probably put me close to, if not over, a six-figure certain services which
in the long term and thus, believe they do (last year 56
boy’s body inside and is being alive.
processedsalary. This type
by evidence of
techni- would be more out of Sinc
further weaken the U.S. percent felt they didn’t have enough cians andcoverage
workers.for Themybody
family pocket for me. When I Hudson
economy. information). was lateris removed
priceless,and what they
taken to was pregnant I was in a after ap
“As the report shows, And the poll also found that the Cook didCounty
to those public
Medical group with other pregnant Idol,” a
CDBG funds assist local currently 42 percent of Americans Examiner’s
in Wisconsin women across the country, Academ
government in revitalizing favor the law, while 46 percent view Hudson and other Give
family the mo
is shameful. and several conversations
neighborhoods to create it unfavorably, which also mirrors members arrived
people theatright
the Medical
to have came up about what stayed
safe, nurturing communities opinions last year. Examiner’s office bargaining
mid-after- The
collective their doctors would no
for families,” said NACo Here, area residents sound off on noon toso identify the body. Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. ed that
that they too can longer do, like numerous
President Glen Whitley in how they believe health reform has Given the choiceforbetween
provide their look- Asonograms
spokesmanand for what their the murders but is being held in slowly
a statement. “One CDBG- or will impact them. ing directly at the body or the office Monda
families. plans didn’t cover.
funded project can revitalize a viewing it on a wall-mounted told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after news v

Woman Killed Co-worker

neighborhood and extend the
Courtesy Photos
life of its public infrastructure
by 20 years.”
“She held hands with her St.
family. It was obviously
Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson who
was killed, as well as her brother, Jason.
a verySchool
Catholic emotional momen
Continued from A1 Educating the Whole Child in the Catholic Tradition
“remained strong for herGrades
fami- PreK–8
being convicted of attempted

were found inside the shop, Norwood had been stealing. video
on Fridaythe family chose
with what violenc
the body of her 7-year-old plate X584859 was found on the latter. According to the ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijack- In fr
and workers at the adjacent That same night, after the they believed happened. He “She held hands with her fami- HOUSE:
ing. Cook County records show
nephew Monday, just hours Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, OPEN home,
Apple store reported hearing store had closed, Norwood said the family asked to be ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both
after his body was found in a police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011 and ho
Continued from A1 two women – but no men – told Murray she needed to get left alone with Norwood, who was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kiss the

ACORN Fights Back

arguing when the attack was back into the store because could then be heard telling a moment.” AT 9:00AM AND 6:30PM
convicted in 1998 for posses-
aspect of the legislation. believed to have happened. she left her wallet. When the relative that she was sorry and The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle.
ing the
The bill gives the Jason.
And Norwood’s wounds were two returned, they argued over didn’t want to disappoint him. Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in “Ev
state more flexibility by self-inflicted, authorities said. the suspected theft, McCarthy But she also told him she was been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
eliminating “quotas” for “No one could have ever said. wary of talking more because when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, a
contractors and promoting anticipated seven or eight days Norwood then picked up she feared they were being grandmother, Darnell car hijacking charges. area to
even contract distribution By Alan
ago that we King
would be standing some and Dallas
sort ofCowboys
weaponplayersinside No wonderMcCarthy
recorded, Obama’s campaign
said. is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing have to
among the minority groups, AFRO Staff Writer
here telling you what we are
Tony Romo and Terrell Owens,
the store and used it to beat
trying to distance him from the
Norwood was most Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in young
he said. telling you today,” McCarthy
among the names submitted to
Murray for as long as 20
group, saying, “Barack Obama
recently living inwith
Washington, in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers for wha
“We want to find a way told
Presidential candidate John
the judge.
election officials.
minutes throughout the shop,
Never Organized
D.C., but grew up in
ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale
to strengthen provisions so McCain’s attack on ACORN –
Norwood appeared via
Hurd said
those workers,
said. He said
who But Obama’s ties to ACORN
run Avenue.
that all people who have been Associated Community were doing those things without long and deep.state and was
He taught a
classes An Amber Alert – a desig-
Organization for Reform from the Now – Murray
ACORN’s sustained
knowledge a severed
or permis- standout
for ACORN. soccer
Theyplayer for
even endorsed
excluded from the process jail wherethe she is being held. spinal cordfired.
and blows “too Stony
nation for high-risk missing
confirms success of the sion, were him forBrook University in
have the opportunity to She did not speak during
children – was issued Friday
organization, the head of thethe numerous to count.”
“The evidence that has sur- Newnow
But York.
ACORNThe soccer coach
is in trouble. after Julian was discovered
participate,” said Robinson. brief
says. except to answer faced “The nature
so far shows ofthey
crime is there did notThere
Reporter: returnarephone
at least missing after the murders.
“African Americans are procedural questions,toand
“This is testimony the her
work shocking
forms to get in paid
terms forofwork
the level
they messages
11 on Monday.
investigations across the Police arrested William
discriminated against, but public
we’ve donedefender declined
and success to
we’ve of violence
didn’t do, notthat wasballot
to stuff directed Appearing
country involvingMonday
thousandson of Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
there are others groups, as comment
had,” Maude as he leftpresident
Hurd, court. of at the victim,”
boxes.” ACORN, McCarthy
she said, issaid.
the ABC’s “Good
potentially Morning
fraudulent ACORN father and1estranged
2 t h & husband
L aw r e n c e S t r e e t s N E
well.” McCarthy offered new
ACORN, said in an interview He said Norwood tracked
victim of fraud, not the perpetra- America,” Murray’s parents
forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
Baltimore City Delegate tor of it. blood through the Announcer: Wa s h i n g t o n , D C 2 0 0 1 7
with theabout
AFRO. what happened Murray’s said only that they believe
Massive voterin Southside apartment several
Mary Washington, a “When
before this attack
Murray died, started,
saying we store Hurd saidwearing
while the only athings
size- fraud. And the Obama campaign
the justice system and will let hours after the murders. (202) 526-4657
bill sponsor, shared his had just announced that
she had been asked by a store we had bogus are the charges them-
14 shoe, used by the store
paid more than $800,000 to an
the case work its course. Balfour’s w w w.Michele,
mother, s t a n thas
h o ny s c h o o l d c. o r g
sentiments. “We’ve got to registered 1.3 million new vot-
manager to check Norwood’s
selves. And factcheck. org
in determining the length of
ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had
begin to build allies with ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees.
bag for stolen merchandise. pants, to throw “Neither
off detectives.
efforts. nothing to do with the slayings.
other minority groups that that someone’s running scared
Murray called the manager
It concluded,
McCarthy said detectives
Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
have been discriminated because of ACORN’s success.”
night towho say isshe believed
ACORN nor its employees
have loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
against ... If we don’t, we running for been found guilty of, orand
Norwood evenher Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
miss the opportunity to get president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for
et, lashed out at ACORN in the votes.” America.
more for everybody,” she
final debate against Barack The problem came about pri-
Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way Since McCain’s comments,
The legislation cleared on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been
the House 128-10 with ing one of the greatest frauds in rely on volunteers, it pays peo- bombarded with threats and
overwhelming support from voter history in this country, ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail.
Black legislators. At least 24 maybe destroying the fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential
other Black leaders sponsored democracy.” The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the
the bill with Washington., a non-partisan being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle
According to a state study Web site, found those claims to the registration. offices and stole computers.
examining the MBE program, be “exaggerated,” with “no evi- Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON TH
significant disparities and dence of any such democracy- zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was
discrimination prevail in destroying fraud.”
These are real people who hunt down $1 atepints
falsification of registration.”
of Natty Boh. People who sent to the local office saying she
Maryland’s contracting Hurd
take the believes the McCain
Circulator Most news
to free movies on Federal accountlike
Hill. People neglect
you. to “is going to have her life ended.”
market place. Since the charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is A worker in Providence, R.I.,
program’s enactment, state ed. How can you afford a home here? Simple. City home
required pricestoare
by law historically
low and interest rates are, too. At Live Baltimore, we’ll match you with
in all reg- received a threatening call say- LEFT RIGH
She said, “Because it’s low- istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work
contracts have failed to homebuying incentives, renovation information, neighborhoods, and more.
and moderate-income people, to note that it was the organiza- at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
garner the required 25 percent So if you’ve ever told yourself, “Someday I’ll own my own place,”
and people of color,get I believe Becausetion,
in touch.the in many
someday is now.instances, that first A caller to one office left a
minority participation. Most McCain campaign thinks those brought the phony registrations message on the answering
state projects in the last five voters are going to vote to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
years had less than 20 percent
Democratic, which is not neces- The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that
minority contractors. sarily true.” isn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get
Robinson says 80 percent ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- hung. He’s a (expletive deleted)
of similarly “racially controversy. ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of
conscious” business programs For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are
around the country have organization has fought for social his political support. fraudulent, and you need to go to
been dismantled recently due and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees.
to court rulings. “I support and moderate-income and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
affirmative action and what Americans. With 400,000 mem- Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassi-
the state is offering gives us ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.”
than 1,200 neighborhood chap- baptism performed at warp Another message said, “You
the best opportunity to keep
ters in 110 cities nationwide, speed.” Vast ambition. After col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive
these programs within the
ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. deleted). Welfare bums. You
court’s guidelines,” he said. its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. guys just (expletive deleted)
Other amendments to cating for affordable housing, There, Obama met Madeleine come to our country, consume
MBE through the new living wages, healthcare for the Talbot, part of the Chicago every natural resource there is,
legislation include rules underserved— and while organ- branch of ACORN. He was so and make a lot of babies. That’s
that the Governor’s Office izing voter registration drives. impressive that he was asked to all you guys do. And then suck
of Minority Affairs must But none has been as withering train the ACORN staff. up the welfare and expect every-
establish guidelines for state and baseless as this one. What did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay for your hospital
entities to allocate funds With the presidential election engage in? Bullying banks. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let
for sub groups, contractors less than two weeks away, Intimidation tactics. Disruption your kids die. That’s the best Before age five, every room is a cla
must submit extensive proof ACORN’s detractors allege the of business. ACORN forced move. Just let your children die. Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple
that they were unable to organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. Forget about paying for hospital counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learn
attract qualified minority sive voter registration fraud after The same types of loans that bills for them. I’m not gonna do and help them enter school more prepared. That’s
businesses before receiving the reported discovery of bogus caused the financial crisis we’re it. You guys are lowlifes. And I founded Grow Up Great and its Spanish-language equival
names, such as Mickey Mouse in today. hope you all die.”
pardons from the state, con Éxito, a 10-year, $100 million program to help prep
Hurd thinks the hate calls will
and state agencies must cease soon.
children for school and life. Pick up a free bilingual Sesam
submit to Public Works “In two weeks, I think these “Happy, Healthy, Ready for School” kit at a PNC branch
and the Governor’s Office attacks will be over. But I think it with all kinds of simple, everyday things you can do to h
of Minority Affairs annual will be harder for us to get our learn. Together, we can work with our communities so
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March 26, 2011 - April 1, 2011, The Afro-American A5

One Week Later
A personal perspective on the Japan crisis
The writer is the Things are still changing by the
James Howard son of AFRO freelance hour, so I won’t try and give you a
photographer J.D. Howard. detailed report here on the state of
He lives in Tokyo with his efforts to get the reactors under control.
family and is an employee of Dell computers. He sent this letter What I write now will be old by the
to family and friends via e-mail on March 18, then a week after time you read it, and I’m assuming
the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. you already know a lot of what has
happened so far. As I’m writing this,
electricians are trying to get electric
Dear family and friends, power restored to they can get cooling
… I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the and other equipment running once
situation over here, and thought this would be the best way to again. Attempts have been made to
summarize where things are as of now… get water on the reactor using water
First of all, my wife and I would like to thank each and drops by air and by water cannons. I
every one of you for your kind words of concern, and for read an article this morning that said
keeping us in your thoughts and prayers over the past week. experts from the IAEA (International
Last Friday’s earthquake was terrifying for us living here Atomic Energy Agency) say that the
in Tokyo, but the fear we experienced that afternoon, and situation has not deteriorated in the past
the inconveniences we still experience to this day are trivial 24 hours, but it’s still premature to say
compared to what the people of northeastern Honshu have gone we’re seeing “a ray of hope.”
though and are still going through. I think this is a fair assessment. We are clearly not out of the
I haven’t counted how many people have reached out to woods yet. But I also want to stress that the Fukushima Daiichi Tokyo are fluctuating but are still around what one would consider
Motoko and I inquiring as to our safety and the safety of our power plant is about 150 miles from Tokyo. Radiation levels normal for this part of Japan.
family. It’s probably been several dozen people around the world at the west gate of the plant have been recorded as high as 400 In my part of town (Tama-shi, Western Tokyo), I’m
by now. And yet, as this crisis continues into a new phase and microsieverts per hour (that’s 0.04 rad), but as of this morning fortunate enough to have a physicist who lives nearby, and he
events around the nuclear power plant in Fukushima continue it’s been around 270 (27 rad). As early of Tuesday morning has a website on which he posts radiation levels at his home
to unfold, I understand that many of you, now for very different they were talking about levels of more than 8,000 microsieverts every 10 minutes. According to Dr. Ichikawa’s site, this part
reasons, are still asking the same question: “Are you okay?” per hour near one of the reactors. As I mentioned earlier, we of town is currently at 0.18, about the same level as typical
To answer that question, I wish I could simply say that haven’t seen things deteriorate in the past day or so, so I think background radiation around here.
everything’s fine and that the situation at the power plant is we can take some solace in this. To put all these numbers in perspective, exposures of 10
under control, with radioactive contamination confined to The Japanese authorities didn’t do a very good job of millisieverts or more per hour correspond to a CT scan, so
the immediate vicinity. But as we also know, events are still communicating all this in the first days of the disaster. This this means things around the plant are still quite bad, but the
extremely fluid and the reality is that things could still go is beginning to change, but it is part of the reason for the situation (for now at least) are still quite localized.
either way. Having said that, I remain cautiously optimistic heightened state of anxiety. In the absence of news, rumors run So for now, we do not appear to be in harm’s way, but
that the technicians up there will resolve the crisis—although rampant. And while people on TV kept telling us all was safe embassies of several countries have asked their nationals to
it will take time. Meanwhile, we continue to gather as much outside of the 30 kilometer zone around the facility, for a while consider leaving. I received an e-mail from the US Embassy
information as we can from a variety of sources to understand it has been difficult to attain information on what radiation yesterday offering to take me and my wife to either Seoul or
the situation there and what it means for us here, re-evaluating levels looked like there or anywhere else. Taipei so I can arrange for passage to the US. I know of people
our understanding of the situation as the facts change. Fortunately that has been improving. NHK (Japan who have taken the offers or have already left. I have to admit,
Broadcasting Corp.) now it’s somewhat disconcerting to get a notice like that, and see
will occasionally show maps people around you taking off for the hills. But I intend to ride
that look like weather maps, this out. I love this place, and have spent half of my life – and
but instead of temperatures nearly all of my adult life – living here. It’s hard to think of
they show radiation levels in turning your back on a place and its people when they are
different parts of the country, facing their darkest hours in memory.
and they are now explaining Having said that, we will continue to remain vigilant and
what the numbers mean. So far, follow developments. We will keep our heads up and our spirits
while radiation levels have risen upbeat. And we will reach out to our friends and neighbors here
in some areas, levels are still in Japan, and to our extended family and friends elsewhere
quite low and well below what to get to the other side of this terrible tragedy. I think Japan
would pose health risks. has some tough days ahead of it, but I’ve never seen a people
So what does this mean for face adversity with such civility and concern for one another,
us living in Tokyo? Official and the blackouts, train stoppages and shortages for items like
measurements are released bread and gasoline are nothing compared to what the people up
twice a day now, and anyone north are facing now. Snow is falling, hundreds of thousands
can download them and see of people are displaced, and people in the vicinity of the power
hour by hour what the situation plant are quite literally forced to deal with two crises at once.
looks like for the past 24 hours. … For now, please think about what you can do from there
I took a look at the figures this to help the people in the north. I am sure aid agencies are
morning, and for Tokyo, we starting to organize now so please find out what you can and
were at about 0.05 microsieverts try and help. Rebuilding that area is going to be a monumental
per hour yesterday on average. task and I think this nation will rise to the challenge, but it will
Photo courtesy James Howard Under normal conditions Tokyo require a lot of support.
James Howard and family in Japan. Standing: Dr. Honda, father-in-law; James Howard is anywhere between 0.03 to 0.08. As always, thanks to all of you for keeping us in your
and his wife, Dr. Motoko Howard and mother-in-law, Mrs. Honda along with other A few days ago the same reading thoughts, and God Bless!
family members. was 0.09. Radioactive levels for James

Letters to the Editor

Women’s History Month warriors have risen to the challenge, showing they are equal to observe that our nation’s women contribute greatly to our
President Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation the task. As of Feb. 1, 2011, 137 service women have died in strength. Marylanders, do you know a woman who has served
in 1980, calling on the American people to remember the defense of our nation since 9/11. in the Armed Forces and who may not consider herself a
contributions of women to our great nation. Only 14 governors National Women’s History Month is an ideal time to veteran? She may need that nudge to enroll for the VA health
had declared March as Women’s History Month in 1987, but renew our historic commitment to the nation’s veterans and care benefits she has earned and deserves while serving our
that same year, Congress and the president declared March as particularly to our women warriors who often don’t consider nation in uniform. Enrolling for her VA health care benefits
National Women’s History Month to recognize the important themselves veterans, or who traditionally put the needs of their may be the best gift she gives herself and her family.
contributions women have made throughout history. This children and family before their own. An increasing number
year’s theme is “Our History, Our Strength,” and this annual of women nowadays who return home from military duty as Dennis H. Smith, director
observance allows us to consider the vital role women have combat veterans return to their roles as wives and mothers. VA Maryland Health Care System
played through the course of our history since this nation’s Their needs are complex and sometimes different from those
inception. who served and deployed before them; and they challenge us
Over the years, caregivers of veterans and women in VA (Veterans Administration) to do things differently to Re: ‘D.C. Unmasked & Undressed, the Memoir of
who have worn a military uniform themselves have found meet those needs. Lillian McEwen’
inspiration in the achievements of those women who have At the VA Maryland Health Care System, we offer our Zenitha Prince, Washington Bureau Chief:
gone before them. During the Civil War, Clara Barton women warriors a full spectrum of services, including breast Great interview of an examined life. What a complex,
braved danger repeatedly to aid and comfort the wounded. and cervical cancer screenings, gynecological evaluation and talented person!
She gathered her own medical supplies, gained permission treatment, and in-house mammography and bone density She overcame obstacles and reinvented a happy self,
to transport those supplies to the battlefield and to ride screens. Constantly adding and improving services, we without regrets, that she could be proud of. Sadly, not
in Army ambulances. She faced obstacles, had to obtain recently began offering the human papilloma virus vaccine everyone is so lucky. I also grew up with an abusive father and
special approval to travel to the frontlines, but she ushered to our younger women veterans. We currently have fourteen a long-suffering mother in survival mode. I lost my childhood,
in a new profession: nursing battle wounded. Undaunted, women’s health care providers and two surgeons who provide my siblings and a spouse to addiction and mental illness. I
Barton continued breaking through barriers after the war gender specific care to our women veterans, with plans to survived like the author by hiding in the library and imagining
ended, directing a multi-year search for missing servicemen, expand this number. Eight of our nine locations, which include a different life. I got to an Ivy League university, med school
promoting women’s suffrage, and founding and leading the our six community based outpatient clinics, offer gender- and raised four good citizens with less baggage. I pray for
American Red Cross. After her death, her final “first” came specific providers and services. Gender specific services such President Obama and a society with more compassionate
when her Maryland home became a first-ever national historic as maternity care and pelvic oncologic surgical care that are priorities toward children and families, so Judge McEwen’s
site dedicated to the accomplishments of women. not available from VA can be outsourced to local providers. redemption story and the chilling Faustian story of Justice
Women have been playing an essential role in the United There are approximately 484,013 veterans in Maryland, Thomas become things of the past.
States Army since 1776 and the percentage of women in the of which 47,276 are female (less than 10 percent). There Maybe I hope in vain...the human condition is what it is.
military has doubled in the last 30 years. As of 2009 more than are 73,266 women veterans in the VA Capitol Health Care Thanks for a sensitive and insightful profile.
350,000 women were serving in the Armed Forces, assuming Network, which includes Maryland, Virginia and Washington,
leadership roles and responsibilities impossible for them to D.C., but only 5,000 women in Maryland have enrolled for VA Dr. N.M. Williams
attain 20 or 30 years ago. In modern wars, particularly in Iraq health care. Women veterans, where are you? Somerville, Mass.
and Afghanistan, there no longer is a frontline, and women March is National Women’s History Month, a time to
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Community Calendar
‘Men Ain’t Boys’ Film requirements for maintaining 3845 S. Capitol St., S.W. Show Your Colors Bowling
Premiere lasting love. $10-$20. For D.C. 3 p.m. Experience this Party
Avalon Theatre, 5612 more information: www. theatrical performance that Fort Myer Bowling Center,
Connecticut Ave., N.W. menaintboysdc.eventbrite. will empower young women 411 McNair Road, Fort Myer,
March 24 Largo Road, Largo, Md. D.C. 8 p.m. This film offers com. to promote social change Virginia. 8 p.m. The Psi Nu
Prince George’s Community 12-2 p.m. Students will a thought-provoking look in their communities while Chapter of Omega Psi Phi
College Poetry Slam share original writings about at issues surrounding Black March 26 addressing sexual and social Fraternity will host a bowling
Prince George’s women’s history. For more manhood, the results of ‘The Backpack Monologues’ issues. $10-$20. For more party at Fort Myer Bowling
Community College, 301 information: 301-336-6000. effective fatherhood and the Covenant Baptist Church, information: 202-562-5576. Center. Ticket includes two
games, shoe rental, food
and drinks. $25. For more
information: 703-606-6434.

Get Radical Women’s

Renaissance Washington
Hotel, 999 Ninth St., N.W.,
D.C., 8:30 a.m- 9 p.m. The
third annual Get Radical
Women’s Conference hosted
by Doreen Rainey will
include guest speakers Jillian
Michaels (“The Biggest
Loser”), Niecy Nash (“Clean
House”/ “Entertainment
Tonight”), Ali Brown (“Secret
Millionaire”) Rhonda Britten
(“Celebrity Fit Club”), and
also Deborah Owens (PSB/
NPR). For more information:

Capitol Heights
Community Fun Day 2011
8847 Walker Mill Road,
Capitol Heights, Md. 11
a.m.-4 p.m. Join the Capitol
Heights community for the
biggest fun day event of the
year featuring food, fun and
lots of fellowship. For more
information: 301-324-3002.

March 28
Introduction to Matchmaking
Columbia Square, 555
13th St., N.W. D.C. 6-7
p.m. In this matchmaking
information session, learn
the details of hiring a
matchmaker to help you find
your Mr. or Ms. Right. $15.
For more information: www.

Charles S. Dutton ‘From Jail

to Yale: Serving Time on
The Kennedy Center,
2700 F St., N.W. D.C. 7:30
p.m. Charles Dutton, Emmy
Award-winning actor, director
and Broadway star, will
share the dramatic narrative
of his life from the streets
of Baltimore to Broadway.
A second show will be held
on March 29. $50-$150. For
more information: 202-467-

March 30
Redemption Wednesdays
Patty Boom Boom, 1359 U
St., N.W. D.C. 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Each Wednesday, unwind at
this midweek party featuring
the best mix of reggae
and soca music. For more
information: 571-435-5166.

March 31
Creating Multiple Streams
of Income
Eggspecation Restaurant
& Café, 923 Ellsworth Drive,
Silver Spring, Md. 7 p.m.
During this informative
event, you will learn how to
think creatively to earn extra
sources of income in this
tough economy. For more
information: 301-218-8200.

April 2
Mission Wow: Learn
Inexpensive Secrets Top
Agencies Use
Upper Marlboro Library,
14730 Main St., Upper
Marlboro, Md. 10:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. In this seminar,
learn great marketing skills
and techniques on a limited
budget. For more information:

Cherry Blast: Art & Music

Dance Party
Zanzibar on the
Waterfront, 700 Water St.,
S.W. D.C. 8 p.m. Celebrate
the arrival of spring in this
community event featuring
DJs, visual and performing
artists. $10. For more
information: 202-554-9100.

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a guide to senior living for the active african american
Fifty, Fit, Feisty and Fashionable
By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware concerning age. And they’re the featured product of Paris Couture
Special to the AFRO “It’s really more of an attitude difference than an Collection, a boutique in Catonsville, Md., that offers
age difference,” said Kenya Rennie, manager of Lettie any kind of dress you can imagine.
You may have difficulty Gooch Boutique in Washington, D.C. “If people are “I love dresses because you can do so much with
distinguishing the 50-something socializing and in the party set, they’re usually more them,” said Paris Couture Collection owner, Deborah
woman from her younger open to trendy clothes. If not, they tend to be more Blackwell. “You can dress them up for fancy parties or
counterparts, these days. She’s in conservative.” weddings and dress them down for the beach.”
the gym making elliptical moves. As the weather teases with fleeting warmer She demonstrated with a long, blue dress, instructing
She’s on the road tallying jogged temperatures and spring presents itself by calendar – if that adding sandals and a short jean jacket would
miles. She’s putting the pedometer not by consistency – thoughts begin to wander toward make it appropriate for a walk
through its paces. She’s shaking lighter clothes and open toes. on the beach, while a little
her booty to the beat of Zumba. And what’s “hot” for the spring? Bold colors and high-end jewelry would take
The bulky tell-tale shoes of plenty of jewelry. it to a reception or a special
grandmothers, the darker colors, “Coral and turquoise are really in this spring,” celebration.
the loose fitting garments – not Rennie said. “And your statement pieces – necklaces,
so much anymore. bangles and bracelets.” Paris Couture Collection in
She’s in the classroom, the She said funky earrings are always a mainstay, “the Catonsville, 707 Frederick Rd.,
boardroom and the operating big, brightly colored ones.” Baltimore, Md., 410-788-1112.
room; she’s in the cockpit and As for the tone, there’s been a revival of the ‘70s. Lettie Gooch Boutique,
the pulpit. She’s running her “Oh yes, bell bottoms and the new bohemian…nice 1517 U St. N.W., Washington,
own business and creating and light and airy,” she said. “And we’ve still got the D.C., 202-332-4242.
the beat rather than stepping clogs and espadrilles,” which have been popular for a
to someone else’s rhythm. while now.
Today’s experienced woman As for clothing, the pencil skirts of
wears whatever complements the fall have evolved into fuller, longer
her style and figure without skirts for the warmer weather.
regard for societal dictates “And dresses, also in longer lengths,”
she said. “Although, you still have the
basic ‘mini.’”
The dresses are all important in warm
weather as they give an easy solution to
the “what shall I wear” question.

Accessories can take your outfit

from dull to dynamite. Dress this beautiful blue
Beach party or concert, piece up with jewelry and
this dress is a great fit. heels or down with a nice
Dress photos by Dorothy Boulware jean jacket and sandals.

Accessories photos by Danita Delaney

Senior Social Groups Flourish

By Joi-Marie McKenzie “If you want to go to a movie or see a band, there’s no one to go with because your
Special to the AFRO friends are married and there’s no one available,” she explained. “It’s not fun going out
Nancy Hesham, a middle-aged woman living in Potomac, Md., three years ago joined So, instead, the realtor joined an online community allowing her to create her own, an online community that allows people around the world to self-organize, social gatherings with people her own age.
after her divorce. With all of her friends married, and her son on his way to college, she “It’s rewarding for me because it has given me friendships that otherwise I wouldn’t
often found herself alone on a Friday night. have and a few dates I wouldn’t have,” said Hesham. “It’s a non-threatening way for us
to get together in a social arena as a group.”
One of the latest trends for people living out their golden years is meeting people
online to find companionship and even love. Online members of enjoy
going to the movies, game nights at members’ houses, potluck dinners, skating rinks,
dancing, and even weekend trips to New York City. Hesham is one of 1,092 members,
all ages 40-55+, in the “Annapolis Area Social Meet Up Group.” And there are many
more websites helping seniors find friends and love such as LavalifePRIME, Senior
Friendfinder and
“When we were in seventh, eighth or ninth grade, we used to go out in bunches in the
mall,” said Hesham. “Now, it’s the same sort of comfort zone.”
A organizer, Hesham also said that many of her members find love,
with nearly 25 percent of the group eventually dating and becoming a couple. Still, not
everyone is looking for love. Many simply want friends to explore the city and discover
the latest in entertainment. “They’re happier. They have a life now,” Hersham said of
her members.
Meeting like-minded people online is just one of the many tools that seniors and
mature adults are utilizing to find love, fun and friendship during their later years.
Seniors and mature adults are also gathering on their own.
Deborah Miller-Tuck, 57, a resident of Baltimore, Md., along with 11 other women is
a member of S.W.A.P., which stands for Sisters With A Purpose. The group of Christian
women hails from a variety of churches in the Baltimore area with a mission to provide
outreach to those in need. Not only do the women visit nursing homes and donate
care baskets during the holiday seasons, they also make time to fellowship among
Courtesy Photo themselves. Miller-Tuck says that’s the best part of being a member of S.W.A.P. “We
Deborah Miller-Tuck (front row, left) smiles along with her S.W.A.P. members after a are very close friends who support each other as a family member would,” she said.
recent meeting. Continued on B3
B2 SENIORGUIDE The Afro-American, Spring 2011

For Many, Hip, Joint Surgery a Gateway to New Beginnings

By Kyle Taylor “The majority of the
Special to the AFRO population is embracing
this technology. African
The word “surgery” Americans, however, are
generally tends to have a slow to come to the table.
negative connotation. Not Caucasian patients have done
too many are thrilled with their research on it and are
the thought of a loved one, ready to go. Black patients
or themselves for that matter, say, ‘I’ll get back to you.’
being given anesthesia and We really want people to
then going under the knife. It understand that you don’t
is the hope of medical experts, have to live with this pain—
however, that the benefit of it’s not a badge of honor. You
certain surgeries will one day don’t have to limit yourself
outweigh any inherent fears a and not be active because of
wary patient may have. bad joints.”
Hip and joint replacement A study by the Center for
surgery is on that list, Disease Control supports Dr.
according to Dr. James Wood, Wood. According to the study,
a local orthopedic surgeon. which examined national
By shying away from such and state-specific knee
surgery, Wood said that the replacement rates for 2000-
elderly are needlessly living Figures were produced using Servier Medical Art, 2006 Medicare enrollees,
with pain by choice. Wood Total hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgery replaces the joint and socket with artificial material. Whites were more likely to
believes that if people were undergo knee replacement
aware of the new beginning With hip replacement surgery, all Dr. Wood, with some people not even surgery than Blacks, with
hip and joint replacement surgery offered or part of the hip joint is replaced spending a night in the hospital. the disparity ranging from 11 percent
them, they would be more receptive to it. with prosthesis. It can be performed “We used to keep people in the hospital (Washington, D.C.) to 52 percent (Illinois).
“It just is a matter of getting people traditionally or by using what is for a week, or eight to nine days,” Dr. For those who cite money as an
better educated and helping them to better considered a minimally invasive Wood said. “Now people can go home issue, Dr. Wood said that many times
understand what joint replacement surgery technique, with the only difference being in two to three days. Some get the joints the insurance companies would cover
is,” said Wood, chair of the Department the size of the incision. The surgeon and go home that same day. Patients the costs of the operation. He was also
of Orthopedic Surgery at Harbor Hospital makes an incision at the side of the hip find themselves up and moving more confident that healthcare reform would
of Baltimore. “The reality is people who and moves the muscles connected to efficiently than they ever did before. make the surgery more cost effective.
need to have joint replacement surgery the top of the thighbone to expose the Women put their high heel shoes back on. Dr. Wood warned that the longer the
have pain in a joint that bothers them in hip joint. The ball portion of the joint is Men get back out there to golf and bowl.” surgery is delayed, the harder it will be to
their everyday activities. Those are the removed and an artificial joint is attached In the short term, however, physical recover from it.
people who get a new lease on life.” to the thighbone using either cement or a therapy is likely to be needed for weeks “What I don’t want to see is African
According to the AARP, the most special material that allows the remaining to months following the surgery. The Americans left behind,” Dr. Wood
common joints replaced are the hips bone to attach to the new joint. The AARP reported that over 90 percent said. “That’s why there’s a focus on the
and knees, with 70 percent of all joint replacement socket is then attached to of patients receiving hip replacements education to let people get the information
replacements attributed to severe arthritis the hipbone, and the new ball part of the achieve complete relief from pain and and then get out there. If you don’t get it
pain. The AARP also reported that thighbone is inserted into the socket part improvement in joint function. done, then you find yourself further down
more than 170,000 hip replacements are of the hip. After draining any fluids, the Because of the procedure’s high the road, not able to function to maximally
performed in the United States every doctor reattaches the muscles and closes success rate, Dr. Wood advocates joint benefit your family or anybody else. The
year. Due to the finite lifetime of the the incision. The surgery usually lasts replacement surgery to African Americans, older you get, the weaker you get, and
artificial joint, the best candidates for joint between two to four hours. and wants them to put aside their fear and illnesses creep in, making it much more
replacement are over the age of 60. Recovery time varies, according to distrust of doctors. difficult to recover.”

4th Annual Governor’s Leadership in Aging Award

For Excellence and
Outstanding Contributions
to the Field of Aging
and Quality of Life for Seniors
Older Americans/Marylander Month
May 10, 2011, 12 noon – 2pm
Catonsville Senior Center
501 N. Rolling Rd., Catonsville, MD 21228
Nomination Information
Categories Instructions
Trailblazer • Select a Category.
An individual, community group, business or organization • Complete the nomination form and attach
that has demonstrated leadership in advocacy or developed an a 500 word or less description of recommendation
innovative program, research or training for seniors. (why the nominee meets criteria).
• Visual Arts nominations must be accompanied by
Visual and Performing Arts photos, slides, or CD of artwork.
An individual, 60 years of age or older, or a group (members • Performing Arts nominations must be accompanied
must be 55 years of age or older), who has demonstrated by a DVD or web link to a video sharing site
excellence in the visual or performing arts. (i.e. YouTube).
• Photography nominations must be in .jpg or .gif and
must not exceed 5 MB in size.
Photography • Nominations that do not require supporting materials
An individual 60 years or older who demonstrates excellence can be faxed to: 410-333-7943
in photography or photojournalism that portrays “Successful
Aging”. All nominations must be postmarked or e-mailed
no later than April 8, 2011.
Health and Vitality
An individual 60 years or older who demonstrates a You may download copies of the nomination form by visiting
commitment to healthy living and who serves as a role model the website at:
to others. For more information, call: 410-767-1064 or 1-800- 243-3425
Spring 2011, The Afro-American SENIORGUIDE B3

Spring Blooms
Tips for starting your garden
By Courtney A. going—and it can save for your garden. If you are
Bonaparte you money in the end. planting outside, consult
Special to the AFRO With small modifications, an USDA Hardiness Zone
objects that are already map to understand the
As seniors bask in around the house can climate you are living in.
the golden rays of their be turn in to the perfect This map will help you
golden years, physical gardening tools. Old food decide which plants will
impairments need not tubs can be transformed flourish in your garden.
hinder them from being into planting containers If you are planting inside
one with nature. The for your seeds. Old coffee it would be beneficial to For seniors, gardening can be a hobby that is beneficial to their mental and physical
Center for Disease grounds, and fruit and determine how much sun health as well as their wallets. Stock Photo
Control and Prevention vegetable scraps can be and shade the area gets
recommends 30 minutes used as compost for your because this will also help you seedlings. Check the plant and the conditions Now you are ready to
of moderately intense garden. It is also more cost determine what plants acidity of the soil as well necessary for it to grow, dig in and try your hand
activity every day to be efficient to purchase seeds will thrive in the garden. as the nutrient levels. including the type of soil, at what is considered to
healthy. Why not spend it instead of seedlings and Physically measuring the Most seed packages degree of moisture and light be one America’s favorite
gardening? plants. space will also help you provide information on the and quantity of fertilizer. hobbies.
According to a report Large spaces are not decide the type of plants to
by the American Institute necessary for a garden; grow in the garden.
for Cancer Research, they can be grown on • After you have a
gardening is an excellent rooftops, trellises and general design for your

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endurance and flexibility.
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Gardens can help spruce
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Because gardening is a
Paul makes ’
Black-eyed susans provide bright spots of color.
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March 26, 2011 - April 1, 2011, The Afro-American C1

By Edgar Brookins FAAN. The event’s highlight came when

AFRO Staff six scholarship recipients were presented
followed by a delectable luncheon. After a
The Black Nurses Association (BNA) powerful speech by C. Alicia Georges, Ed.D,
of the Greater Washington District of RN, FAAN, a professor and chairwoman
Mr. Skinner, husband of nurse Scipio- Skinner, Columbia Association (GWDCA) chapter of the Department of Nursing at Lehman
presents her with a state of Maryland citation hosted its “31st Annual Salute to the Black College, Gwendolyn Johnson, BS, MA, RNC,
from Gov. Martin O’Malley. Nurse of the Year and Scholarship Awards presented the 2011 Black Nurse of the
Luncheon” at Martin’s Crosswinds in Year plaque and other accolades to Karen
Greenbelt, Md. Scipio-Skinner.
Juanita Hall, chairwoman of the Program Saxophonist Johnny Johnson, a student
Committee, presided as a processional at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School, provided
kicked off the program, which included the musical entertainment.
seating of founders, the seating of Event speaker C. Alicia
lifetime members, the invocation Georges, Ed.D, RN, FAAN,
by the Rev. Gregory Scurlock and professor/chairwoman,
Karen Scipio-Skinner, RN, MSN, the singing of “Lift Every Voice Department of Nursing,
receives the Black Nurse of the and Sing” led by vocalist Robin Lehman College
Year award from Diana Wharton, Strickland.
RN, BSN, president, Black Nurses The program proceeded with
of America, D.C. chapter. a welcome by chapter President
Diana Wharton, RN, BSN, and
greetings by BNA’s national Karen Scipio-
President Debra Toney, PhD, RN, Skinner, RN,
MSN, 2011
Photos by Black Nurse of
Rob Roberts
the Year and
D.C. chapter
Scholarship recipients Rahnesha White, Brittany member
White, Ayesha Ibrahim, Regina Leonard, Christina Margaret Green
Code and Awawu Ojikutu
Juanita A.
Hall, RN, BSN,
of the
Debra Toney, PHD, RN, Committee,
FAAN, president of the Lifetime members Mary E. Jones, Dr. Eva Stephens, Nan Hemphill, presiding
National Black Nurses Blanche Newton Finch, Cynthia B. Edwards, Doris A. Huges, Elmira
Association Asogwed, Margaret Green, Judith Jourdain-Earl, Addie Carrington,
Volunteers Agnes Ekiti, Rahnesha Margaret Pemberton, Martha Herrin, Dr. Veronica Clark-Tasker, Velma
White, Brittany Harris, Natasha Henderson and Barbara J. Patterson
Hamilton and Racheal Bonas

CDR Barbara Fuller, Capt. Norma Hatot, Clarice Gee, Capt.

Tino Merceo-Galindez, Capt. (Ret.) Shirley Zeigler, Capt.
Beverly Dandridge, CDR Janice Davis, RADM Denise
C. Alicia Georges, Diana Wharton, Karen Scipio- Canton, Lt. Kami Cooper, Lt. CDR Carol Corbie, Capt. Leslie
Skinner, Juanita Hall and Rev. Gregory Scurlock Jacqueline Batcha, Janice Johnson, Concheeta
Cooper, Capt. Tina Murray, LCDR Fred Echoles and CDR
Wright, Crystal Scott, Nyantakyi Andre, Julia Ugorji,
John David
Violet Gordan and Deirdre Artist

Courtesy Photos

Dr. Sandra Shannon

Dr. Sandra Shannon, Saundra Watkins, Mark

Watkins and Rev. Perry Anderson Smith III
The Rev. Keith Byrd, Julia Pitts and Doris Johnson

Jacquie Gales Webb

On Feb. 19, the Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center in North Brentwood, Md., was
the scene of a book signing and reception marking the end of a seven-year effort to
chronicle the history of First Baptist Church of North Brentwood, Md., which is over 100
years old.
A Time To Build: History of the First Baptist Church Inc. of North Brentwood Maryland
and the Fifty-Two-Year-Spiritual Journey of Its Pastor, Perry Anderson Smith III, written by
Howard University professor Dr. Sandra G. Shannon, excavates, reconstructs and preserves
the rich history of one of Prince George’s County’s oldest African-American churches.
Also on hand to sign copies and to commemorate the occasion was the church’s former
senior pastor, the Rev. Perry A. Smith III, who served in this capacity for 52 years. Joining
him to offer remarks were Rushern Baker, Prince George's County executive; the Rev. Duane
Paul Coates, Perry Anderson Smith III T. Kay, the church's current senior pastor and Paul
and Constance Smith Coates, the book's publisher and owner of Black
Classic Press of Baltimore, Md.
The mistress of ceremony for the afternoon
event was Jacquie Gales Webb, host of the
WHUR FM Sunday afternoon gospel Petrella Robinson
program. The well-attended event was
organized by Kimberli Meadows, a
Kitty Butler and Irene Gray Clarke long time member of First Baptist
Church of North Brentwood
and president of BDG
Public Relations

The Rev. Perry Anderson Smith III

and the Rev. Duane T. Kay Prince George's County Executive
Kimberli Meadows, Dr. Sandra Shannon, Rev. Perry Rushern Baker, Dr. Sandra Shannon
Anderson Smith III and the Rev. Janet Caldwell and Rev. Perry Anderson Smith III
C2 The Afro-American, March 26, 2011 - Apirl 1, 2011

Community Omega Psi Phi Members

Honor Late Founders
Local Teen Hosts ‘Jamboree of Art’ For Seniors

Photo by Milbert O. Brown

Bro. Robert Littlejohn Jr. , the second vice grand
basileus in foreground joined other men of Omega Psi
Phi Fraternity to pay a memorial tribute to founder Dr.
Ernest E. Just at his grravesite.

On March 12, the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

paid a memorial tribute to two founders, Dr. Ernest E. Just
and professor Frank Coleman, at their gravesites. Over 300
Omega men join together at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery for
the memorial and the beginning of their fraternity's 100th-
Courtesy Photo year celebration. The fraternity was founded at Howard
Lafayette Wallace Phillips III, a member of the Boy Scouts University in 1911. After the memorial for brothers Just
Troop 96, hosts an art project for seniors in Northwest and Coleman, the men of Omega traveled to the gravesites
Washington, D.C.
of Bishop Edgar A. Love in Baltimore, Md., and Oscar J.
By Gregory Dale a Boy Scout in Troop 96 at Cooper in Ambler, Pa.
AFRO Staff Writer the People’s Community
Baptist Church, created the
Vibrant paintings, created event to fulfill a leadership contemporary pieces and the seniors filled in and painted
by the residents of Asbury project that would heighten them.
Dwellings senior citizen his rank in the Eagle Scout The teen’s mother, Janis Nero-Phillips, said her son has
complex in Northwest D.C., program. always shown a strong interest in art, even at a young age.
were showcased at the The teen wanted to She explained that his ultimate goal is to become an animator
“Jamboree of Contemporary ensure his project involved for the Walt Disney Company.
Art,” held at the apartment his own church, Asbury “From the age of 5, Wallace was always an artist,” she
community on March 18. United Baptist, and met said. When he was 2, I knew that he had incredible artistic
The event, which with his pastor last summer ability because while the other kids were drawing outside the
brought together many local to develop a project that lines, he was drawing inside the lines very meticulously.”
residents, honored the senior infused his personal interest And Phillips’ love for art rubbed off on the seniors in the
citizens who participated in in art. community. Nero-Phillips said the jamboree was a success,
recreational art sessions at Thus, the program was as it thrilled the residents to see their own work on display.
the complex in January. born, and he raised funds to “This project was really nice because it’s brought a
The sessions and the final purchase materials to bring permanent aspect to the residence because they never had
showcase were created by art back into the lives of the any art on the walls or in the hallways,” she said. “When he
15-year-old Silver Spring, senior citizen residents. did his grand opening art event, the residents were so pleased
Md., resident Lafayette During the sessions, and happy that they get to look at the art that they created
Wallace Phillips III. Phillips, Phillips sketched forever.”


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March 26, 2011 - April 1, 2011, The Afro-American C3

Jazz Pianist Mark Adams ‘Plays’ It Forward

By Gregory Dale instill in your students who Adams: I want to create a enough name recognition, I’ve done with Roy, under my
AFRO Staff Writer may want to pursue a career program in the urban schools I could get grants to help name, I’d be fine.
in music like yourself? and set up an after-school these young Black kids.
When he’s not performing Adams: I try to instill program, because it takes [Additionally], I’ve been “Embellishments: The
alongside music greats such in them that there are no so much time to fit it in the to every country with Roy Q&A Project” will be
as Erykah Badu, Bobbi limitations on what they can school day. I would like to Ayers. My goal is to be able released on April 5. For more
Humphrey and Roy Ayers, do, as long as they don’t allow pick target schools in every to do the same thing under my information, visit: www.
jazz pianist Mark Adams others to set any for them. I city. That’s what I’m working name. But at the end of the
teaches music theory at York also tell them that we are not on now. If I can build up day, if I could do half of what
College and provides free defined by circumstances.
private music lessons to inner-
city youth. After receiving
Poverty doesn’t define us,
wealth doesn’t define us—it’s Joe Willie ‘Pinetop’ Perkins, Bluesman and
his break in the industry, the
40-year-old Baltimore native
ideology that does. Once you
have that set, you can make Oldest Grammy Winner, Dies at 97
has imminent goals to help whatever it is that you want By AFRO Staff position, Perkins helped
others achieve their dreams. to do happen. The only way shaped the band’s sound and
Adams is currently gearing Courtesy Photo to assure failure is to quit. Joe Willie “Pinetop” became famous for his bright
up for the release of his fourth Mark Adams So, I tell them to keep going Perkins, famous bluesman piano solos. Although he
album, Embellishments: The [and] working, and if it gets and the oldest person in acquired notability through
very strong, that will evoke history to win a Grammy his work as a sideman, he
Q&A Project. The AFRO harder, you have to practice
emotions out of your music. award, died at his Austin, struck out on his own in the
spoke to the jazz sensation a little harder. I realized that
That’s been one of the saving Texas home on March 21, ‘90s and released a total of
about his career in jazz, his when you’re hard on kids and
graces for me and it has according to his website. He 15 solo recordings after this
latest project and his ultimate raise the bar for them, they
helped me through so many was 97. move.
plans for the future. raise their expectations on
situations. Roy Ayers would Born in Belzoni, Miss. Perkins earned a handful
themselves. That’s why I love in 1913, Perkins’ began his of Grammy nominations
always say to me when I was
AFRO: Explain how you teaching. It’s a balance for me career playing the piano and throughout his solo career,
younger, “Let yourself go…
got started playing the piano. and it keeps me grounded. the guitar at house parties but snagged the coveted
play, and stop thinking so AP Photo
Mark Adams: My mom and “honyk-tonk” bars. “I award in 2007 for his
much.” It’s about reaction Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins
was a music teacher in AFRO: Let’s talk about didn’t [receive] schooling. collaboration on the album,
and interaction. I also try to another collaboration project.
Baltimore and she showed your ‘Embellishments’ album. I [came] up the hard way in Last of the Great Mississippi
bring the younger people into Perkins received his last
me how to play. Then, I What can listeners expect on the world,” Perkins told The Delta Bluesman: Live
this music…so we don’t get Associated Press during a in Dallas. He was also living honor on Feb. 24,
started taking lessons from this piece?
fazed out of here. 2009 interview. recognized by the Grammys when Mississippi Gov. Haley
this lady that lived up the Adams: I’m going back
After dropping the guitar in 2005, when he received Barbour honored him with a
street. She used to teach the to my roots of jazz. I was Lifetime Achievement Award
AFRO: Speaking of due to an arm injury, he their Lifetime Achievement
neighborhood kids piano and trying to be too commercial for his legacy in the arts.
today’s youth, how do you continued to work throughout Award.
that’s where I started. That’s and it doesn’t work. You don’t Saddened by Perkins’
try to make sure your music the Mississippi Delta in the In February, the musician
where I really learned how to have to dumb down what you 1930s and ‘40s. It was during made musical history passing, friend and fellow
reaches multiple generations?
play and read music. do to try to be commercial this time that he picked up when his Joined at the Hip musician B.B. King reflected
Adams: I try to make it
because Black people [aren’t] the nickname “Pinetop,” a collaborative album with on the performer’s legacy.
danceable and I play the kind
AFRO: What do you want ignorant. They know what moniker he gave himself harmonica player Willie “Big “He was one of the last great
of beats that they would hear Mississippi Bluesman,” King
audiences to get out of your they like and they know what after an earlier blues pianist. Eyes” Smith earned him his
on a typical R&B song. I told the AP. He had such a
performances and bodies of they feel. Even though jazz A landmark moment in third Grammy, making him
[usually] make it instrumental distinctive voice, and he sure
work? is one of the lowest-selling Perkins’ career came in 1969 the oldest person to ever win
because everybody doesn’t when he became the pianist the award. Prior to Perkins’ could play the piano. He will
Adams: Evoked emotion [genres] in the industry,
necessarily need to hear in blues musician Muddy death, Smith told the AP be missed not only by me,
is the main thing. It’s all there’s still a lot of people that
words. That allows them to Waters’ band. Through this that they were in talks about but by lovers of music all
about how [the audience] buy it and like it. So, I did this over the world.”
interpret their own feelings
feels after listening to you. record for them. But I didn’t
and how they take it. I also do
If you can’t make them lose my voice in terms of
cover songs. [Jazz] is a part of
feel anything, you’re doing contemporary jazz.
[young people] and the music
something wrong. So, I try
they listen to stems from it.
to let myself go and put 100 AFRO: What would you
percent into what I’m playing like to accomplish over the
AFRO: What are the
at that moment. If you play course of your career that you
biggest lessons you try to
the music very hard and haven’t already?

Book Review
‘D.C. Unmasked & Undressed: A Memoir
By Kam Williams this juicy memoir which blows the sheets off her
Special to the AFRO lascivious liaisons with Clarence as well as a
number of other Washington, D.C. political power
When Clarence Thomas’ wife, Ginni, placed a brokers. The jaw-dropping tell-all is reminiscent
phone call to Anita Hill last of Karrine Steffans’ Confessions of a Video Vixen,
fall asking for an apology for the tawdry which exposed the wanton debauchery of many a
testimony during the Supreme Court confirmation Hollywood icon.
hearings that almost torpedoed her husband’s Here, hedonistic Judge McEwen recounts
candidacy, little did she know the extent to which raunchy romps ranging from the conventional to
the ill-advised request would only open up a can the kinky, including wife-swapping, threesomes,
of worms. For, not only did Dr. Hill reaffirm her group gropes, and even a homoerotic session
allegations of sexual harassment, but the rekindled with a couple of brothers ostensibly on the down-
controversy inspired another credible witness to low. As if on truth serum, the author almost
step forward, finally, in defense of the sister. compulsively admits to such conduct unbecoming
That would be Lillian McEwen, a retired as cheating on her first husband while she was
federal judge who broke a 20-year silence to pregnant and climaxing a half-dozen times in a
announce that she’d dated Justice Thomas for strip club while receiving a lesbian lap dance and
many years and that her esteemed colleague being pawed by aroused customers.
and boyfriend had indeed been addicted to To her literary credit, Judge
pornography as alleged by Anita McEwen does exhibit a romance
under oath. In fact, Lillian even novelist’s flair for the sensual, deftly
went further, confessing that she turning a profusion of titillating
and Clarence had both been sex euphemisms, whether she’s being
freaks back in the day, indulging “kissed into oblivion” or inducing
in threesomes together, and even “a symphony of soft moans” from a
copulating in front of strangers at satisfied lover. When not imaginatively
swingers’ clubs like the legendary invoking readers to the point of arousal,
Plato’s Retreat. she devotes considerable time to
What makes Ms. McEwen’s reflecting upon the abusive childhood
revelations so damning of Thomas is which apparently triggered the
that at the time that they were an item, Courtesy Image insatiable, lifelong lust in her loins.
he was serving as chairman of the This trait might have made the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at similarly-damaged and sex-driven Clarence
the pleasure of President Reagan. In that capacity, Thomas her ideal mate had it not been for his
ironically, he was presumably the top federal right-wing political philosophy. Instead, despite
official charged with fielding complaints of sexual his prodigious performance in the sack courtesy of
harassment. Yet, according to his ex-lover, he hired an elephantine, ever-erect phallus which felt like
and fired his own female staff members based on
their appeal as prospective sex partners and their
“velvet-covered cement,” McEwen regrettably
tolerance of his awkward advances. could no longer ignore “the speeches you give all
Curiously, back in 1991, then Sen. Joe Biden over the country.”
declined McEwen’s offer to appear before the She especially didn’t care for “The
Judiciary Committee investigating Clarence. Republican’s” (as she referred to him) contempt
Today, she still feels that the nation would’ve been for his own kind, evident in his favorite saying:


spared the arch-conservative’s serving as the swing “[N-words] and flies, I do despise. The more I see DIRECTED
vote on so many the Supreme Court decisions had [N-words], the more I like flies.” The African-
Committee Chairman Biden merely opted to allow American community owes a debt of gratitude to

her to testify about the “real Clarence” rather than Lillian McEwen for correcting the historical record SCORE SOUNDTRACK ON BACK LOT MUSIC AND VARÈSE SARABANDE
inexplicably run interference for the embattled with this salacious page-turner confirming most
Consequently, the previously-promiscuous
folks’ suspicions regarding a self-hating Uncle
Tom whose sordid sexcapades give a whole new STARTS FRIDAY APRIL 1
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PBS Series Honors Dr. Bernard Harris, First African-American to Walk in Space
Established “Going for the Launch” summer camp at Howard U. to expose kids to rocket science
By Michael Crutchfield Carter Blount’s face was pensive American to walk in space. Black community, Harris told an the program has not yet been
Special to the AFRO and inspired as he prepared to As a part of the PBS audience March 16 at Howard announced.
hear Dr. Bernard Harris give an “HistoryMakers” series, which University a story of triumph Harris spoke of the influences
The look on 9-year-old account of being the first African features living legends in the and dedication. The airdate for which led a young man from

LAST DAYS! Courtesy Photo/Amy Billingsley
Amy Billingsley, The
HistoryMakers Mid-
Atlantic Coordinator; Dr.
Aprille Ericcson, NASA;
Honoree Dr. Bernard
Harris, Dr. Harriett Jenkins,
NASA administrator
(retired) and Ayana
Dawkins, New Jersey high
school senior
Texas to becoming a history

“I considered myself one of
the earliest space cadets when
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Faith Pulse
Pilgrim Baptist Celebrates Centennial and Pastor’s Anniversary in April
Pilgrim Baptist Church,  April 13 Guest Preacher, the Rev. 11 a.m. 4 p.m.
a historic institution in the 7:30 p.m.  Guy A. Williams, pastor, Guest Preacher, the Rev. Guest Preacher, Dr.
District’s faith community, Saluting First Parker Memorial Baptist A. Michael Black, pastor, Haywood A. Robinson
will celebrate its 100th year Lady Michelle Jones Church Westwood Baptist Church III, pastor, Peoples
of existence at the 21st Guest Preacher, the Rev.     Community Baptist Church
anniversary of the Rev. Louis George Gilbert Sr., pastor,
B. Jones II’s leadership April Holy Trinity United Baptist
3-May 1. Church. Reverend Dr. R. Clinton Washington
George Bray founded   Reverend Dr. R. Clinton Washington (Pastor Washington) was born in Fauquier
Pilgrim Baptist from April 29 County, Virginia on November 2, 1935. He was the eldest of 9 children born to
Deacon Robert L. Washington (deceased) and Mrs. Gladys Washington.
Rehoboth Baptist Church 7:00 p.m.
He was educated in the Fauquier County public school system. At an early
on March 29, 1911, when Formal Dinner Gala age Pastor Washington was baptized by the Late Rev. J.P. Baltimore and became a
he and 75 worshippers met Courtesy Photo Camelot Ballroom, member of the Mt. Morris Baptist Church in Hume, Virginia.
In 1953 his family moved to Washington, D.C., where he united with the
in Southwest Washington’s Rev. Louis B. Jones II 13905 Central Ave., Upper
Jerusalem Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Augustus Lewis.
Faith Chapel and organized   Marlboro, Md. Pastor Washington was a member of the Fellowship and Dramatic Guild, Gospel
their new place of worship. 7:30 a.m. Master of Ceremony, the Chorus, Senior Usher Board and Male Chorus. He served faithfully in the above
Since that time, five pastors Rev. Patrick J. Walker, pastor capacities until the Church recommended that he serve as a trial Deacon, and
Guest Preacher, the Rev. was later made a full pledge deacon of Jerusalem Baptist Church. Because of his
have led the church, which Phillip L. Pointer Sr., pastor, , New Macedonia Baptist faithfulness as a Deacon he was promoted to the position of Acting Chairman of the
boasts a “legacy of traditional Providence St. John Baptist Church Deacon Board.
Baptist” worship style. Guest artist, Grammy Pastor Washington married the love of his life, Lois R. Gilbert on September 7, 1958, and from this union, four
Church children was born.
Pilgrim Baptist is located   Award-winning Lady In February 1966, Pastor Washington delivered his initial sermon and was ordained as a Minister on February 18,
at 700 I St., N.E., D.C. 11 a.m. Tramaine Hawkins and 1967. In just a short period of time, he was elected to serve as Acting Pastor in 1968 and by unanimous decision was
Celebratory events take place D.C.’s own Critical selected Pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church on January 31, 1968 where he served as Pastor for 40 years and maintained
Guest Preacher, the Rev. the title of Pastor Emeritus until his death.
at the following times: Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore Revelation Band During his Pastoral ministry, the church grew spiritually, numerically, and financially. He instituted the Augustus
Sr., president Progressive Guest Preacher, the Rev. Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund, New Membership Orientation, Men and Woman’s Ministry, Feeding Ministry for the
April 3 National Baptist Convention Dr. Leonard N. Smith, pastor, Homeless, Single’s Ministry, Youth and Children Ministry, and he incorporated the Christian Education Ministry. Pastor
Washington was a person who identified with persons from all walks of life.
Centennial Kick-Off   Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Pastor Washington was a graduate of the Washington Baptist Seminary; Urban Institute, School of Religion, Howard
100th Anniversary of the 4 p.m. Arlington, Va. University; Inter-Met Theological Seminary, Hampton University Minister’s Conference. In 1988, Pastor Washington
Pilgrim Baptist Church Guest Preacher, Overseer   received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Richmond Virginia Seminary.
During his ministry, Pastor Washington served faithfully in the following organizations:
21st anniversary of Louis Lanier Tywman, pastor, St. May 1 • Former Treasurer, Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC);
B. Jones II, pastor Stephens Baptist Church 7:30 a.m. • Executive Board Member, PNBC;
• Trustee, PNBC;
• Member, Finance and Property Committee, PNBC;

‘The Power of Spirituals’ at

• Former President, Baptist Convention of D.C. & Vicinity;
• Executive Board Stoddard Baptist Home
• Member Mt. Bethel Baptist Association

Metropolitan Memorial • Former President, Baptist Educational Congress, Washington, D.C.

• Treasurer (23 years) Baptist Ministers Conference of D.C. & Vicinity
To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-2). On God’s perfect timing, R. Clinton Washington transitioned to be with the Lord on Monday,
Organist Eileen Guenther, soprano Millicent Scarlett and tenor Robert December 6, 2010. We have the blessed assurance of his final resting place because the Word of God promises us to be
Baker will present “The Power of Spirituals,” music interspersed with absent in the body is to be present with the Lord.
commentary and slave narratives, at 4 p.m. April 10. An art show opening Pastor Washington leaves to cherish his memories his devoted and loving wife of 52 years Lois R. Washington,
four children Lois (Curtis) Mitchell, Laura (Bryan) Chase, Deborah (Elvin) Jackson, Robert, Jr. (TaMara) Washington;
and reception follow. A free-will offering benefits Little Angels, a home in his mother Gladys Washington; eight grandchildren, Keisha (John) Pendleton, Candice Mitchell, Roderick Mitchell,
South Africa for abandoned and abused children. Metropolitan Memorial Maurice Jackson, Elvin Jackson, Lauren Chase, Jourdan Douglas and Robert Washington III; two great-children, Camille
Pendleton and Liah Mitchell three brothers Reverend Maxwell (Jennifer)Washington, Carroll (Venny) Washington,
United Methodist Church is located at 3401 Nebraska Ave., N.W. For more Dwight Washington; four sisters Geraldine Montgomery, Jacqueline Bailey, Lucy (Bradie) Frink, Karetta Shorter; two
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Pro Sports Commentary NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor

Rookie Revolution Pleads Guilty, Get’s No Jail Time
Refreshing for Wizards
By AFRO Staff

NFL legend Lawrence Taylor was

sentenced to six years probation in New York
By Stephen D. Riley attitude that’s been lacking duo, combined with Wall, on March 22 after pleading guilty to sexual
AFRO Staff Writer for most of the season from puts Washington atop of misconduct.
the team’s other notable the league list for talented The 52-year-old Pro Football Hall of Famer
The Washington players. Wall brings the backcourts and locks down was first indicted during summer 2010 on
Wizards stink. You know fight every night but now he one area on the team. felony charges of third-degree statutory rape
that already, but the rookie has some partners in crime The frontcourt is still and third-degree patronization for allegedly
revolution strikes a bit of he can trust. When nothing a work in progress but paying a 16-year-old girl $300 to have sex
intrigue going forward. else is going your way you one inside scoring piece with him. He initially pleaded not guilty and
John Wall, Trevor Booker have to look to the future (maybe Ohio State’s Jared faced up to five years in prison if convicted,
and Jordan Crawford would Sullinger) but eventually took a bargain deal in January,
provide a nice mix of skills could do pleading guilty to the misdemeanors charges of
for any team but they’re “When nothing else is going wonders sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute.
foundational building for the unit. As a part of his deal, Taylor admitted that
blocks for the Wizards—
your way you have to look to It’s hard he paid for sex with the now 17-year-old girl,
and that’s not a bad start. the future and this new rookie to even but maintains that she lied about her age,
claiming she was 19.
Wall’s skills as a lead man stomach
are obvious; Crawford can trio is obviously the next step.” watching The girl, whose name has not been released
score with ease at times the team to the public, also appeared in court March
and Booker’s toughness and this new rookie trio is play at times but if you 22 to give a victim statement, but the judge
underneath the boards could obviously the next step. look closely, you can see didn’t allow her because victim statements
provide Washington with a Adding Crawford sprinkles of talent and aren’t permitted during misdemeanor charge
new “big three” similar to through a trade with Atlanta hope comes back around hearings.
the Arenas-Butler-Jamison in late February secures a again. Washington doesn’t reports that prosecutor
days. nice duo of scorers between have elite players but they Arthur Ferraro said Taylor’s sentence of
With nothing else to him and Nick Young. do have some very good only probation with no jail time was mainly
play for, Crawford and Young can be erratic but ones. We’re still not sure if facilitated because Taylor agreed to aid federal
Booker have been playing Crawford’s offensive ability there will even be an NBA officials with information regarding their
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Lawrence Taylor was sentenced to six years
has been impressive. Both a bad game from the is, Washington could be a Reports have Taylor appearing in New
probation on a sexual misconduct charge.
have dropped career-highs starter. Wall’s young but is force to be reckoned with York court again on April 12 to be officially
in past weeks and both expected to grow into his if the offseason plays out registered as a sex offender. A hearing will be
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BREAST CANCER paying this 3 day of March 2011 20001-2131 ing filed a complaint for
Aviation Maintenance hereby. Administration No. judgment changing DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Superior Court of
FOUNDATION Free ORDERED, that all per- 2011ADM154 Konstantin Steven
Mammograms, Breast Career. FAA approved sons concerned show ROSA LEE ABNEY Baugh-Ruschman name
202-879-0157 the District of
District of Columbia
Cancer Info www.ubcf. program. Financial aid cause, if any there be, Decedent to Constantine Steven Superior Court of PROBATE DIVISION
if qualified - Job place- on or before the 1st day Archie L. Palmore Baugh-Ruschman and a. Absent Defendant the District of $ 150.00
info FREE Towing, of April 2011, why the Esq having applied to the
Washington, D.C.
ment assistance. CALL b. Absolute Divorce District of Columbia 20001-2131 $ 150.00
Tax Deductible, Non- prayers of said com- Metro-Plex II, court for an Order of
Runners Accepted, Aviation Institute of plaint should not be 8201 Corporate Drive Publication of the notice c. Custody Divorce PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
Administration No.
$ 150.00
Maintenance granted; provided that a Suite 1120 required by law in such
1-888-468-5964 copy of this order be Landover MD 20785 cases; it is by the Court
20001-2131 Edythe Perguson
(866) 823-6729. published once a week Attorney this 7th day of March
Administration No. Decedent
NOTICE OF To place 2011ADM170 Thomas L Campbell,
your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262
for three consecutive 2011, hereby. Donald J. Rooney Esq
BUSINESS weeks before said day APPOINTMENT, ORDERED, that all per- SUPERIOR COURT OF Public Notices $50.00 & up depending on size Superior Court of
MISC. / in the Afro-American NOTICE TO sons concerned show
Decedent 3807 Minnesota Ave the District of
OPPORTUNITY TRAINING newspapers. CREDITORS cause, if any there be,
Anthony P.Legal
Interdonato are $24.15 per inch. District of Columbia
ThereGlen is no Road
flat rate —Washington
1-800 (AFRO) DC 20019
UNKNOWN HEIRS Potomac, MD 20854 Attorney Washington, D.C.
MASSAGE THERA- A TRUE COPY TEST: of April 2011, why the For
Washington, D.C. Proof of Publication,
Attorney please call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244
DOES YOUR BUSI- Denise Brown, whose NOTICE OF 20001-2131
3/11, 3/18, 3/25 prayers of said com-
NESS NEED MORE PY – Learn fast, earn address is 2300 Good plaint should not be
20001-2131 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, Administration No.
Administration No. APPOINTMENT,
FOOT TRAFFIC??? fast. Financial aid if Superior Court of Hope Road SE, Apt. 512 granted; provided that a LEGAL
the District of Washington DC 20020 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Lee Jones
Advertise with us in qualified. A new career copy of this order be Estate of CREDITORS AND NOTICE TO Decedent
District of Columbia was appointed personal published once a week
over 83 newspapers is at your fingertips. Call PROBATE DIVISION representative of the for three consecutive
Elizabeth Anne AND NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS Darrel S. Parker
Osborne UNKNOWN HEIRS Angela Walker Suttles, 1822-11th Street NW
across Maryland, Dela- Centura College 877- Washington, D.C. estate of Rosa Lee weeks before said day Deceased
20001-2131 Walter F. Rooney, whose ad- whose address is 4820 Washington DC 20001
ware and DC. Reach 3.1 206-3353 Administration No.
Abney, who died on in the Afro-American NOTICE OF dress is 500 Crestwood Dix Street, NE Washing- Attorney
September 20, 2010 newspaper. STANDARD Drive #1304, Charlottesville
million readers weekly 2011ADM155 without a will, and will JUDGE VA. 22903 was appointed
ton DC 20019 was ap- NOTICE OF
for as little as $17.47 per MOUNTAIN Kelvin Jamal Willis serve without Court su- A TRUE COPY TEST:
Notice is hereby given
personal representative of pointed personal repre-
sentative of the estate of
Decedent pervision. All unknown the estate of Donald J.
paper in our 2x2 Display PROPERTY NOTICE OF heirs and heirs whose
3/18, 3/25, 4/1 that a petition has been Rooney, who died on Feb- Edythe Ferguson, who CREDITORS
filed in this Court by died on February 8, AND NOTICE TO
Ad Network. For more APPOINTMENT, whereabouts are un- Superior Court of Leonard C. Pederson Jr.
ruary 8, 2011 with a will, and
will serve without Court su-
Outdoorsman’s NOTICE TO 2011 with a will, and will UNKNOWN HEIRS
information contact us CREDITORS
known shall enter their the District of for standard probate, pervision. All unknown heirs serve without Court su- Yv o n n e P D u n c a n ,
at 410-721-4000 x19 or Bargain! Mountain AND NOTICE TO
appearance in this Columbia including the appoint- a n d h e i r s w h o s e
pervision. All unknown whose address is 1843-
proceeding. Objections Civil Division whereabouts are unknown
visit our website: www. Cabin on 60 Acres only UNKNOWN HEIRS to such appointment Case No. 0001888-11
ment of one or more shall enter their appearance heirs and heirs whose 24th Street NE, #102
$69,700. Brand new Tonette Tillery, whose personal representative. whereabouts are un- Washington DC 20002 address is 1811 Irving
shall be filed with the IN RE: Unless a complaint or
in this proceeding. Objec-
tions to such appointment known shall enter their was appointed personal
mountain log cabin in Street Apt 206,
Register of Wills, D.C., LaVatte Daisy an objection in accor- (or to the probate of de- appearance in this representative of the
515 5th Street, N.W., Johnson
ALL CASH VENDING the woods! Secluded Washington DC 20018 3rd Floor Washington, Applicant
dance with Superior cedent¬s
cedent’s will)
will) shall be filed
shall be proceeding. Objections estate of Lawrence Lee
Court Probate Division with the Register of Wills,
ROUTE! Be Your Own setting, vast trails, was appointed personal D.C. 20001, on or be- ORDER OF D.C., 515 5th Street, N.W.,
to such appointment (or Jones, who died on
representative of the Rule 407 is filed in this to the probate of de- December 2, 2010 with
Boss! 25 Machines + dramatic views, level estate of Kelvin Jamal
fore September 11, PUBLICATION
Court within 30 days
3rd Floor Washington, D.C.
cedent¬s will)
will) shall be a will, and will serve
shall be
2011. Claims against the CHANGE OF NAME 20001, on or before
Candy All for $9995. mountain tops! Perfect Willis, who died on LaVatte Daisy Johnson
from the date of first September 18, 2011. Claims filed with the Register of without Court supervi-
decedent shall be pre- publication of this notice,
877-915-8222 All Major for weekend getaway – November 22, 2010 sented to the under- having filed a complaint against the decedent shall Wills, D.C., 515 5th sion. All unknown heirs
without a will, and will the Court may take the be presented to the under- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor a n d h e i r s w h o s e
Credit Cards Accepted! explore/ play! Only one! serve without Court su-
signed with a copy to the for judgment changing
action hereinafter set signed with a copy to the Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . whereabouts are un-
Excellent financing. Register of Wills or filed LaVatte Daisy Johnson Register of Wills or filed with
pervision. All unknown forth. 20001, on or before known shall enter their
with the Register of Wills name to LaVatte Daisy the Register of Wills with a
FREE GAS Card w/ heirs and heirs whose Ordered any interested September 18, 2011. appearance in this
with a copy to the under- Turner and having ap- copy to the undersigned, on
CAMPGROUNDS tour. Call now 877-526-
whereabouts are un-
signed, on or before plied to the court for an
person to show cause or before September 18, Claims against the de- proceeding. Objections
known shall enter their why the provisions of 2011, or be forever barred. cedent shall be pre- to such appointment (or
3764 September 11, 2011, or Order of Publication of
Lake Somerset Camp appearance in this the lost or destroyed will Persons believed to be heirs sented to the under- to the probate of de-
be forever barred. Per- the notice required by
proceeding. Objections dated October 8, 2009 or legatees of the decedent signed with a copy to the cedent¬s will) shall
cedent’s will) shall be
Ground, Maryland to such appointment sons believed to be law in such cases; it is
should not be admitted who do not receive a copy Register of Wills or filed filed with the Register of
Eastern Shore. Leave SEVICES/MISC. shall be filed with the heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re-
by the Court this 11th
day of March 2011,
to probate as expressed of this notice by mail within
25 days of its first publica- with the Register of Wills Wills, D.C., 515 5th
your RV on site all year. Register of Wills, D.C.,
ceive a copy of this no- hereby.
in the petition tion shall so inform the Reg- with a copy to the under- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
515 5th Street, N.W., Register of Wills signed, on or before Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
$1500 includes water, 3rd Floor Washington, tice by mail within 25 ORDERED, that all per-
Clerk of the
ister of Wills, including
AD FUNDS sons concerned show name, address and relation- September 18, 2011, or 20001, on or before
electric & sewage. 3 D.C. 20001, on or be- days of its first publica- Probate Division ship. be forever barred. Per- September 18, 2011.
TIGHT??? - Check out tion shall so inform the cause, if any there be,
trailers on site for sale. fore September 11,
Register of Wills, includ- on or before the 18th
Date of First Publication Date of Publication: sons believed to be Claims against the de-
Call 410-957-1866 or THE DAILY CLASSI- 2011. Claims against the
ing name, address and day of April 2011, why
March 18, 2011 March
heirs or legatees of the cedent shall be pre-
decedent shall be pre- Names of Newspapers: decedent who do not re- sented to the under-
410 957-9897 or email FIED CONNECTION. sented to the under- relationship. the prayers of said com-
plaint should not be Washington Law ceive a copy of this no- signed with a copy to the
lakesomerset@earthlink. For $199 per day - Get signed with a copy to the Date of Publication: Law Reporter Reporter tice by mail within 25 Register of Wills or filed
March 11, 2011 granted; provided that a
net. Visit our website Ad Placement 5 Days Register of Wills or filed
Name of newspaper: copy of this order be
Washington Walter F. Rooney days of its first publica- with the Register of Wills
with the Register of Wills AFRO-AMERICAN Personal tion shall so inform the with a copy to the under-
www.lakesomerset@ Per Week in 14 Major with a copy to the under- Afro-American published once a week
Leonard Pederson Jr. Representative Register of Wills, includ- signed, on or before Daily Newspapers in signed, on or before Washington Law for three consecutive
5039 Connecticut Ave 434-984-0881
ing name, address and September 18, 2011, or
September 11, 2011, or Reporter weeks before said day TRUE TEST COPY
Washington, Maryland Denise Brown in the Afro-American
NW Bldg 3 REGISTER OF WILLS relationship. be forever barred. Per-
be forever barred. Per- Washington DC 20008 sons believed to be
and DC. Space is sons believed to be Personal Newspapers. 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 Date of Publication:
DONATIONS limited - Call Now for heirs or legatees of the Representative 0
that pursuant to SCR- Signature of March 18, 2011 heirs or legatees of the
205(b) notice be sent to Petitioners/Attorney Superior Court of Name of newspaper: decedent who do not re-
decedent who do not re- TRUE TEST COPY
AAAA** Donation immediate placement to- REGISTER OF WILLS the applicant's creditors 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 the District of Afro-American ceive a copy of this no-
ceive a copy of this no- tice by mail within 25
DONATE YOUR day 410-721-4000x19 or tice by mail within 25 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 by registered or certified Superior Court of
District of Columbia Washington
PROBATE DIVISION Law Reporter days of its first publica-
CAR, visit our website: www. days of its first publica-
Superior Court of
mail and that proof of the District of
Washington, D.C. Angela Walker Suttles tion shall so inform the
tion shall so inform the service of mailing be District of Columbia
Free Pick-up/Tow, the District of made in the manner pro- 20001-2131 Personal Register of Wills, includ-
Register of Wills, includ- PROBATE DIVISION
District of Columbia Administration No. Representative ing name, address and
Any Model or Condi- ing name, address and
vided in SCR Probate Washington, D.C.
2011ADM189 TRUE TEST COPY relationship.
Rule 19(b).
tion, VACATION relationship.
Date of Publication: Washington, D.C. JUDGE
Administration No.
Edythe Perguson
Edythe Ferguson REGISTER OF WILLS Date of Publication:
IRS Tax Deductible. 20001-2131 Decedent 3/18, 3/25, 4/1 March 18, 2011
RENTALS March 11, 2011
Administration No.
Thomas L Campbell, Name of newspaper:
Help Underprivileged Name of newspaper:
3/18, 3/25, 4/1 Donald J. Rooney
Esq Superior Court of Afro-American
Children. OCEAN CITY, Afro-American Decedent the District of Washington Law
Washington Law Hubert P Rivens SUPERIOR COURT OF 3807 Minnesota Ave
MARYLAND. Best Anthony P. Interdonato District of Columbia Reporter
Outreach Center Reporter aka THE DISTRICT OF 12604 Glen Road
selection of affordable Hubert Pressley COLUMBIA Washington DC 20019 PROBATE DIVISION Yvonne P. Duncan
1-800-601-7171 Tonette Tillery Potomac, MD 20854
Attorney Washington, D.C. Personal
rentals.Full/ partial Personal Rivens PROBATE DIVISION Attorney
Decedent Washington, D.C. NOTICE OF 20001-2131 Representative
weeks. Call for FREE Representative NOTICE OF Administration No. 202-399-7969
Furniture 202-701-0810 Theodora H. Brown 20001-2131 APPOINTMENT,
brochure. Open daily. TRUE TEST COPY Esq Administration No. NOTICE TO
Law Office of 2011ADM184 CREDITORS Lawrence Lee Jones REGISTER OF WILLS
Cherry Bedroom Set. Holiday Real Estate. REGISTER OF WILLS CREDITORS Decedent 3/18, 3/25, 4/1
3/11, 3/18, 3/25 Theodora H Brown Estate of AND NOTICE TO
AND NOTICE TO Darrel S. Parker
3127 Cherry Road NE Osborne Walter F. Rooney, whose ad- Angela Walker Suttles, 1822-11th Street NW
Washington DC 20018 Deceased dress is 500 Crestwood whose address is 4820 Washington DC 20001
Attorney NOTICE OF Drive #1304, Charlottesville Dix Street, NE Washing- Attorney
NOTICE OF STANDARD VA. 22903 was appointed ton DC 20019 was ap- NOTICE OF
Code ß47-1375, the object
of this proceeding is to se-
cure the foreclosure of the
right of redemption in the
following real property, lo-
cated in the District of
Columbia, andThe soldAfro-American,
by the March 26, 2011 - Apirl 1, 2011, The Afro-American D3
Mayor of the District of
the Plaintiff(s)
in this action, described as
Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of Superior Court of lot number 0007 in Square
the District of the District of the District of the District of 4140, in the subdivision
District of Columbia Columbia District of Columbia District of Columbia known as Brookland,
Washington, D.C. Case No. 0001872-11 Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.
the southwest corner of 17th
20001-2131 IN RE: 20001-2131
Administration No. EVA IZABELA PEÑA Administration No. Administration No. and Jackson Streets, NE,
2011ADM211 RAU 2011ADM217 2011ADM197 across the street from hous-
Homero C. Lurns Applicant Rosie A. McCray Edrie B. Davis ing units located at 1700
Decedent ORDER OF Decedent aka Jackson Street NE. (Square
David Booth Beers, PUBLICATION Joseph J. Gigliotti Edrie Belle Davis 4128, Lot 0008) and 1701
Esq CHANGE OF NAME 5707 East West Decedent Jackson Street NE, (Square
Goodwin Procter LLP Sandra Monique Rau Highway Thomas L. Campbell, 4142, Lot 0019), beside
901 New York Avenue having filed a complaint Riverdale, MD 20737 Esq
3807 Minnesota Ave property located at 1611
NW Washington DC for judgment changing Attorney
20001 EVA IZABELA PEÑA NOTICE OF NE Jackson Street, NE (Square
Attorney RAU name to EVA APPOINTMENT, Washington DC 20019 4140, Lot 0011) and directly
NOTICE OF IZABELA DELA PEÑA NOTICE TO Attorney properties located at 1604
APPOINTMENT, and having applied to CREDITORS NOTICE OF Ft. Place, NE. (Square
NOTICE TO the court for an Order of AND NOTICE TO APPOINTMENT, 4140, Lot 0004) and 3180
CREDITORS Publication of the notice UNKNOWN HEIRS NOTICE TO 17th Street, NE (Concord
AND NOTICE TO required by law in such Letita McCray, whose CREDITORS Baptist Church) (Square
UNKNOWN HEIRS cases; it is by the Court address is 5007 Illinois AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS 4140, Lot 0001). The com-
Bernard A. LeBeau, this 11th day of March Avenue NW, Washing-
whose address is 3640 2011. ton DC 20001 was ap- Belinda Stroman, whose plaint states, among other
Fessenden Street NW ORDERED, that all per- pointed personal repre- address is 591 Bain- things, that the amounts
Washington DC 20008 sons concerned show sentative of the estate of bridge Street, Brooklyn, necessary for redemption
was appointed personal cause, if any there be, Rosie A. McCray, who NY 11233 was ap- have not been paid.
representative of the on or before the 15th died on December 22, pointed personal repre- Pursuant to the Chief
estate of Homero C. day of April 2011, why 2007 without a will, and sentative(s) of the estate Judge¬s AdministrationOr-Or-
Judge’s Administration
Lurns, who died on July the prayers of said com- will serve without Court of Edrie B. Davis aka der Number 02-11, it is this
21, 2010 with a will, and plaint should not be supervision. All un- Edrie Belle Davis, who
will serve without Court granted; provided that a known heirs and heirs died on January 26, 10th day of March, 2011..
supervision. All un- copy of this order be whose whereabouts are 2011 with a will, and will ORDERED by the Superior
known heirs and heirs published once a week unknown shall enter serve without Court su- Court of the District of
whose whereabouts are for three consecutive their appearance in this pervision. All unknown Columbia, that notice be
unknown shall enter weeks before said day proceeding. Objections heirs and heirs whose given by the insertion of a
their appearance in this in the Afro-American to such appointment whereabouts are un- copy of this order in The
proceeding. Objections Newspaper. shall be filed with the known shall enter their Afro-American Newspaper,
to such appointment (or JUDGE Register of Wills, D.C., appearance in this having a general circulation
to the probate of de- A TRUE COPY TEST: 515 5th Street, N.W., proceeding. Objections
cedent¬s will) shall
cedent’s will) shall bebe 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 3rd Floor Washington, to such appointment (or in the District of Columbia,
filed with the Register of D.C. 20001, on or be- to the probate of de- once a week for three (3)
Wills, D.C., 515 5th Superior Court of fore September 25, cedent¬s will) shall
cedent’s will) shall bebe successive weeks, notifying
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor the District of 2011. Claims against the filed with the Register of all person(s) interested in
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . District of Columbia decedent shall be pre- Wills, D.C., 515 5th the real property described
20001, on or before PROBATE DIVISION sented to the under- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor above to appear in this
March 18, 2011. Claims Washington, D.C. signed with a copy to the Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . Court by the 1st day of June,
against the decedent 20001-2131 Register of Wills or filed 20001, on or before
September 25, 2011.
2011, and redeem the real
shall be presented to the Administration No. with the Register of Wills
undersigned with a copy 2011ADM210 with a copy to the under- Claims against the de- property by payment of
to the Register of Wills Michael McCall signed, on or before cedent shall be pre- $1,073.60 together with real
or filed with the Register Decedent September 25, 2011, or sented to the under- estate taxes assessed and
of Wills with a copy to NOTICE OF be forever barred. Per- signed with a copy to the interest and penalties
the undersigned, on or APPOINTMENT, sons believed to be Register of Wills or filed thereon from the date the
before March 18, 2011, NOTICE TO heirs or legatees of the with the Register of Wills real property tax certificate
or be forever barred. CREDITORS decedent who do not re- with a copy to the under- was purchased; court costs,
Persons believed to be AND NOTICE TO ceive a copy of this no- signed, on or before
heirs or legatees of the UNKNOWN HEIRS tice by mail within 25 September 25, 2011, or and reasonable attorney's
decedent who do not re- Wanda McCall, whose ad- days of its first publica- be forever barred. Per- fees, expenses incurred in SUPPORT OUR
ceive a copy of this no- dress is 3104 Needleleaf tion shall so inform the sons believed to be the publication and service
tice by mail within 25 Lane, Springdale, MD Register of Wills, includ- heirs or legatees of the of process by publication
20774 was appointed per- decedent who do not re- and for reasonable fees for
days of its first publica- sonal representative of the
ing name, address and
tion shall so inform the estate of Michael McCall, relationship. ceive a copy of this no- the title search, all other
Register of Wills, includ- who died on December 24, Date of Publication: tice by mail within 25 amounts paid by the peti-
ing name, address and 2010 without a will, and will March 25, 2011 days of its first publica- tioner in accordance with the
relationship. serve without Court supervi- Name of newspaper: tion shall so inform the
Date of Publication: sion. All unknown heirs and Afro-American Register of Wills, includ- provisions of D.C. Code
heirs whose whereabouts ing name, address and ß47-1361 §47-1361 through 1377 et.
March 18, 2011 Washington Law
Name of newspaper:
are unknown shall enter
Reporter relationship. seq., (2001 ed.),or answer
their appearance in this
Afro-American proceeding. Objections to Letita McCray Date of Publication: the complaint, or thereafter,
Washington Law such appointment shall be Personal March 25, 2011 a final judgment will be en-
Reporter filed with the Register of Representative Name of newspaper: tered foreclosing the right of
Bernard A. LeBeau Wills, D.C., 515 5th Street, 202-882-2392 Afro-American
N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, redemption in the real prop-
Personal TRUE TEST COPY Washington Law erty and vesting in the
D.C. 20001, on or before
Representative REGISTER OF WILLS Reporter
Belinda Stroman plaintiff title in fee simple.
September 25, 2011. Claims
202-686-1433 against the decedent shall 3/25, 4/1, 4/8
TRUE TEST COPY be presented to the under- Personal /s/ Joseph I Beshouri
Superior Court of Representative Magistrate Judge
REGISTER OF WILLS signed with a copy to the
the District of
3/18, 3/25, 4/1 Register of Wills or filed with 202-388-7794 3/25/, 4/1, 4/8
the Register of Wills with a District of Columbia TRUE TEST COPY
Superior Court of copy to the undersigned, on PROBATE DIVISION REGISTER OF WILLS
the District of or before September 25, Washington, D.C. 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 Invitation to Attend
District of Columbia 2011, or be forever barred. 20001-2131 CherryHill
Cherry HillConstruction’s
Construction¬s MBE/WBE
MBE/WBE Outreach
Persons believed to be heirs Cherry Hill Construction, Inc. will be hosting an
PROBATE DIVISION or legatees of the decedent
Administration No. IN THE SUPERIOR
Washington, D.C. 2010ADM1197 outreach event for MBE & WBE subcontracting
who do not receive a copy COURT OF THE firms at our main office located at 8211 Washing-
20001-2131 of this notice by mail within Fannie P. Singletary DISTRICT OF
Administration No. 25 days of its first publica- Decedent ton Blvd Jessup, MD 20794. The event will be held
COLUMBIA on April 29th 2011 from 8-11 am and 1-4 pm.
2011ADM200 tion shall so inform the Reg- Brenda L. Hopkins, CIVIL DIVISION
Samuel L. Davis ister of Wills, including Esq There is limited space available and interested
name, address and relation- Civil Action No. firms are asked to RSVP for one of the two time
Decedent 3724 12th Street NE 2008CA005223L(RP)
Washington DC 20017 slots by April 1st, 2011. Please go to our website;
Willie Faye Garrett Date of Publication: Magistrate Judge under the tab
Attorney March 25, 2011 Attorney J.B. Beshouri ∫Plan Room∫ to RSVP. Please contact Tim Gilmore
“Plan Room”
NOTICE OF Name of newspaper: NOTICE OF Next Event: at 410-799-2362 for additional information.
APPOINTMENT, Afro-American APPOINTMENT, Status Hearing
Reporter May 4, 2011 at 10:00am
Wanda McCall Johnston Construction requests M/W/DBE quotes
AND NOTICE TO Personal AND NOTICE TO 17962 Foxborough Lane
UNKNOWN HEIRS for civil,site,mechanical & electrical work as well
UNKNOWN HEIRS Representative Boca Raton, FL 33496-
as the supply of related materials for WTP in
Carol A. Hooks and 301-772-8131 Ryan L. Singletary, 1321
TRUE TEST COPY whose address is 1391 PLAINTIFF Severna Park, MD. Quotes & scopes required by
Sandra D. Dunaway, v. 3/28. Contact: 717 292-3606 or
whose address(es) are REGISTER OF WILLS Pennsylvania Avenue
3/25, 4/1, 4/8 The ESTATE OF
3136 Berry Road, NE SE Apt No 356 THEODOSIA MURRISH
Washington DC 20018 Superior Court of Washington DC 20003, Serve: The Estate of William
and 1271 Goldmine Ct. the District of was appointed personal E. Murrish NOTICE TO
Landover, MD 20785 District of Columbia representative of the c/o Gary Murrish Executor BIDDERS
were appointed per- estate of Fannie P. 4747 Maytime Lane
PROBATE DIVISION Culver City, California
sonal representative(s) Washington, D.C. Singletary, who died on The Pocomoke City Housing Authority will receive
90230 separate sealed bids for rehabilitation for one (1)
of the estate of Samuel 20001-2131 November 1, 2010 with- GARY MURRISH
L. Davis, who died on Administration No. out a will, and will serve 4747 Maytime Lane houses until 4:00 pm April 17, 2011 at which time
November 9, 2010 with- without Court supervi- Culver City, California they will be opened and read aloud.
2011ADM201 Bids are to be delivered or mailed to the Housing
out a will, and will serve Ophelia Janie Thomas sion. All unknown heirs 92584
without Court supervi- and heirs whose MELINDA MURRISH KAY Authority, City Hall P.O. Box 29, Pocomoke City,
Decedent 30213 Calle Pompeii Maryland 21851, Attention: Mr. Harvey Lee Davis,
sion. All unknown heirs NOTICE OF whereabouts are un-
known shall enter their Menifee, California Sr. Location and specifications for the house to be
and heirs whose APPOINTMENT, 92584 rehabilitated may be picked up at the Housing
whereabouts are un- NOTICE TO appearance in this ESTATE OF DAGMAR Office at City Hall, Clarke Avenue. Pocomoke City,
known shall enter their CREDITORS proceeding. Objections MARIE MCNELLY Maryland.
appearance in this AND NOTICE TO to such appointment Serve: Dagmar Marie
The Housing Authority reserves the right to reject
proceeding. Objections UNKNOWN HEIRS shall be filed with the McNelly Ross, Personal
any or all bids and waive formalities therein, as
Register of Wills, D.C., Rep.
to such appointment Mercelle Davis, whose 2069 Springbrook Road may be in the best interests of the City.
shall be filed with the address is 5203 Kansas 515 5th Street, N.W., Medford, Oregon 97504
Register of Wills, D.C., Ave., NW Washington 3rd Floor Washington, And Harvey Lee Davis, Sr.
515 5th Street, N.W., DC 20011 was ap- D.C. 20001, on or be- David Thomas McNelly, Housing Coordinator
3rd Floor Washington, pointed personal repre- fore September 25, Personal Rep.
D.C. 20001, on or be- sentative of the estate of 2011. Claims against the 2089 Springbrook Road
fore September 25, decedent shall be pre- Medford, Oregon 97504 EMPLOYMENT
Ophelia Janie Thomas, DAGMAR MARIE
2011. Claims against the who died on October 1, sented to the under- MCNELLY ROSS Part-time employment opportunities are available
decedent shall be pre- 2010 without a will, and signed with a copy to the 2069 Springbrook Road for candidates in the Washington DC area to work
sented to the under- will serve with Court su- Register of Wills or filed Medford, Oregon 97504 as Field Interviewers on a social research project.
signed with a copy to the pervision. All unknown with the Register of Wills GREGG CONROY Pay rate for the Washington DC area is $13.00/hr.
Register of Wills or filed heirs and heirs whose with a copy to the under- MCNELLY Interviewers are reimbursed for mileage and ex-
with the Register of Wills signed, on or before 6976 W. 85th Street penses. An additional $2.00/hr. differential will be
whereabouts are un- Los Angeles, California
with a copy to the under- known shall enter their September 25, 2011, or given to hires who are verified as certified Spanish
90045 speakers. Higher starting rates for applicants with
signed, on or before appearance in this be forever barred. Per- DAVID THOMAS
sons believed to be prior interviewing data collection experience may
September 25, 2011, or proceeding. Objections MCNELLY be available. No college degree required. For a
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days of its first publica- fore September 25, Register of Wills, includ- Serve: Mayor of the
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
2011. Claims against the
decedent shall be pre-
ing name, address and
District of Columbia
Adrian M. Fenty Strictly Personal
ing name, address and Date of Publication: Attn: Tabatha Braxton Pen Pals
sented to the under- Office of the Secretary
relationship. signed with a copy to the March 25, 2011 1350 Pennsylvania Ave,
Date of Publication: Register of Wills or filed Name of newspaper: NW, Ste 419
March 25, 2011 with the Register of Wills Afro-American Washington, DC 20005 Looking for girl 19-29. Contate William,
Washington Law
Name of newspaper:
with a copy to the under-
Serve: Office of the
Attorney General good pay, clean apt., white male, 410-458-
signed, on or before
Washington Law September 25, 2011, or Ryan L. Singletary Attn: Peter J. Nickles
One Judiciary Square
Carol A. Hooks
be forever barred. Per-
441 4th Street, NW, ---
sons believed to be Ste 11458
Sandra D. Dunaway heirs or legatees of the 202-669-4945 Washington, DC 20001 Truthful man seeking spiritual pen pals.
decedent who do not re-
Any and all persons having
or claiming to have any in- Womb my emanation. Law is unification.
ceive a copy of this no-
292-403-4606 tice by mail within 25 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 terest or fee simple in the
property and premises
Breath, knowledge and consciousness!
days of its first publica-
tion shall so inform the
situate, lying and being in William Piggie, P.O. Box 565, Pittsboro,
the District of Columbia de-
REGISTER OF WILLS Register of Wills, includ- scribed as: N.C. 27312

3/25, 4/1, 4/8 ing name, address and

The property known for
assessment and taxation ---
Date of Publication: purposes as Square 4140,
Lot 0007, in the subdivision
Lonesome Hearts -
March 25, 2011 Pen Pals

known as Brookland and

Name of newspaper: situated on vacant lot at the
Afro-American southwest corner of 17th To have a notice published in the Strictly
Washington Law and Jackson Streets, NE
Personal Section, write the message you

Reporter across the street from hous-

Mercelle Davis ing units located at 1700
Jackson Street NW (Square
want printed in the space below. Enclose
4128, Lot 0008) and 1701 ten dollars ($10.00), check or money order
Jackson Street NE, (Square
202-291-3417 4142, Lot 0019), beside for 25 words. NO CASH PLEASE. Ad-
property located at 1611
Jackson Street NE (Square ditional words will cost 50 cents each.
3/25, 4/1, 4/8 4140, Lot 0011), and directly
behind properties located at
1604 Ft. Place NE (Square
4140, Lot 0004) and 3180
17th Street NE., (Concord To answer a Lonesome Heart notice, enclose
Baptist Church) (Square
4140, Lot 0001).
a check or money order for $2.00 for each
Defendants. letter you wish to have forwarded. NO CASH
OF PUBLICATION PLEASE. Be sure to include the fox number of
SUBSCRIBE In accordance
Code §47-1375,
d.C. D.C.
the person you wish to contact.
TODAY! of this proceeding is to se-
cure the foreclosure of the
All letters, queries and notices should be sent to:
right of redemption in the
following real property, lo- STRICTLY PERSONAL
cated in the District of
Columbia, and sold by the 2519 N. Charles Street
Mayor of the District of
Columbia to the Plaintiff(s) Baltimore, MD 21218
in this action, described as
lot number 0007 in Square
4140, in the subdivision
known as Brookland,
situated on a vacant lot at
the southwest corner of 17th
and Jackson Streets, NE,
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