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John Richardson,
45, a software engineer
from California said he
was more concerned that
they might be rushing the
legislation. Im afraid
that perhaps there might
be some unforeseen det-
rimental effects to the
current system that have
not been thoroughly ana-
lyzed, and I dont think
that theres been any con-
cise analytics done to de-
termine whats right and
whats wrong I dont
think any organization,
from the government to
corporate America should
put in place any policy that
hasnt been thought out
and analyzed.
Carrie Higgins, 22, of Piney Point (who de-
clined to be photographed) said she was in fa-
vor of the legislation. Im not afraid of losing
my health insurance. In fact, Id be more afraid
of what would happen if it didnt pass. I think
its about time we did something to get people
affordable health care in this country.
Jeff Popielski, 48, (who declined to be pho-
tographed) said, Im not really worried about
losing my insurance. The insurance Ive got I
get through my wife and shes pretty much set.
She works at the hospital so I dont think itll
ever go away but you never know. If it ever
did happen Id be worried.
Are you concerned that youll lose health insur-
ance benefits if the health care bill passes?
While The County Times makes efforts to make our polls
random and representative of the countys diverse population, the
poll results listed here should in no way be considered scientifc
results, and should not be viewed as such.
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By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Anticipating dire news about cuts in state
aid this week, County Administrator John Sav-
ich has announced that about 10 currently va-
cant positions will not be flled due to a hiring
freeze he initiated Aug. 20.
Savich said that he expected that the $250
million in state cuts to the counties would take
away $4 million to $5 million in revenue and that
adhering to a strict hiring freeze of new employ-
ees would help to avoid employee furloughs.
Im looking at it as
a long-term freeze,
Savich told The
County Times
Monday. This
could be for at
least two years.
We want to
avoid furloughs
because that re-
duces services
The vacancies currently range from ad-
ministrative positions and land-use inspectors
to corrections offcers, Savich said, who added
in his announcement letter to county staff that
public safety and appointed positions in the Cir-
cuit Court and States Attorneys Offce would
be exempt from the freeze.
Anyone else hoping to win a county posi-
tion will just have to wait.
I expect there to be very few exceptions,
Savich said.
Savich said that the recent freeze had its
genesis in discussions with the Board of County
Commissioners last October, when the econom-
ic downturn had offcials worried over expected
They left it to me to determine the severity
of [the freeze], Savich said.
The county had been cautiously hiring
employees in the past year, said Commissioner
Daniel H. Raley (D-Great Mills), up until this
hard hiring freeze.
We had a soft freeze in that he [Savich]
was reviewing all positions as they became va-
cant, Raley said, who approved of the current
move by the county administrator.
Weve just got to put everything on hold
until we know what the states going to do, Ra-
ley said. The uncertainty sometimes is pretty
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Savich: Hiring Freeze Could
Last For Two Years
John Savich
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Offcials with the State Highway Admin-
istration say that they have some preliminary
ideas to relieve traffc at the heavily congested
intersection of Route 235 and Route 4 lead-
ing to and from the Thomas Johnson Bridge
but they still need more time to test their
One relief measure may be to create and
extend two merge lanes from northbound
Route 235 bearing right onto Route 4 to relieve
congestion, said Russell Anderson, Route 4
project manager.
The current single merge lane there is too
short, according to Anderson.
Its causing the backup on Route 235,
he said.
Anderson said that the highway admin-
istration was also considering three left-turn
lanes at the major intersection from Route 4
onto Route 235 heading south towards Na-
val Air Station Patuxent River for morning
That would help the morning traffc and
move more traffc through more quickly, An-
derson told The County Times.
Traffc problems at the intersection have
grown steadily worse as more and more traf-
fc comes across the Thomas Johnson Bridge
from Calvert County to reach the base in Lex-
ington Park.
State Highway offcials say that traffc
relief is necessary at the intersection until an
option is in play to either build a new parallel
span south of the bridge to improve traffc fow
or build an entirely new four-lane span and de-
molish the old bridge.
State highway offcials are also planning
to widen the St. Marys side of Route 4 to re-
lieve the traffc bottleneck.
The state also said that reengineering
the intersection as well as building the bridge
would likely include taking property at a near-
by shopping center and several mobile homes.
Commissioner Daniel H. Raley (D-Great
Mills) said he did not believe that even with
short-term traffc relief projects that the situ-
ation at the intersection would get much better
and that only a completed project would solve
the problem.
Thats not going to help much except to
get some of that traffc onto Route 4, Raley
said, adding that both St. Marys and Calvert
county offcials, state delegates and business
leaders needed to push the state to ensure
funding for every step of the project, which is
still years away.
It is the only way to ensure that residents
from both sides of the Patuxent River could get
to work unimpeded, he said.
There arent a lot of county residents go-
ing across that bridge at four and fve oclock,
Raley said of the afternoon rush home. Most
of them are Calvert residents.
The projects feasibility study stage has
received $5.5 million in state funds as a start
and the state is considering pedestrian ameni-
ties on any new bridge construction such as
bicycle paths and shoulders to for vehicles to
pull off. The current bridge, at only two lanes,
has no shoulders.
Ways to Relieve Bridge Traffc Debated
St. Marys County government is seek-
ing outstanding photos to attract visitors, and is
asking residents to consider submitting outdoor
recreation themed photos of kayaking, canoe-
ing, hiking, biking and sailing for the 2010 St.
Marys County Destination Guide and other
tourism materials. The photographers name
will appear in the photo credit.
To be considered for publication, photos
are needed by Sept. 30. All photos submitted
must be clear, sharp and properly exposed and
digital images should be sent at the maximum
resolution available. Please submit your photos
and contact information to Rebecca Deprey,
Tourism Coordinator, via email at Rebecca. or via mail on CD
to the following address: Rebecca Deprey, St.
Marys County Division of Tourism, P.O. Box
653 Leonardtown, MD 20650.
The Division of Tourism is also seeking a
man and a woman between the ages of 25 and
35 to appear in the 2010 St. Marys County Des-
tination Guide. The theme of the photos will be
canoeing and kayaking and individuals should
have an athletic physique and some paddling
Those interested are asked to mail a photo
(print or on cd) with contact information to the
St. Marys County Division of Tourism, PO Box
653, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Photos must be
received by Sept. 1. Photos may also be dropped
off at the Tourism Offce located on the second
foor of the Potomac Building (former Govern-
mental Center) at 23115 Leonard Hall Drive
in Leonardtown. No emails will be accepted.
Models must be available for local shoot on Sat-
urday morning, Sept. 12.
A small purebred toy breed dog such as a
Yorkie, Chihuahua, Papillon or Toy Poodle is
also needed for the photo shoot. The dog must
be well-trained, able to sit on command, and be
comfortable in a canoe on the water. Owner will
be expected to handle the dog and must demon-
strate handling ability and dog obedience during
the shoot scheduled for Saturday morning, Sept.
For more information, please call Rebecca
Deprey at 301-475-4200 ext. 1404. For more in-
formation on the Division of Tourism, please log
on to
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Looking back to the 1970s, Peggy McGa-
hagan of Hollywood can remember taking to the
streets and being politically active on behalf of
the Democratic Party; now a Republican, she said
health care reform was the one issue that could
get her back into carrying a sign.
She and about 120 other protesters rallied
against Democratic-sponsored health care reform
Aug. 22 at House Majority Leader Steny Hoyers
district offce in Waldorf, decrying the proposal
before congress as edging towards national bank-
ruptcy and eliminating consumer choice.
Its about time normal people stood up,
McGahagan said, holding her sign. We need to
fx the system we have; we have the best system
in the world.
Hoyer has said in meetings with physicians
that Congress is committed to health care reform
that would pay for itself in cost savings and would
ensure choices remain for consumers.
Hoyer will hold a town hall meetin about
health care on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at North Point
High School, 2500 Davis Road, Waldorf. The
school building can accommodate up to
1,000 people. The parking lot opens at 5 p.m.
and doors open at 6 p.m.
A public option for health care offered
by the federal government has recently
come under fre by opponents who say that
its pricing gives it an advantage that would
drive private insurers out of the market.
Supporters say that it provides a low-cost
alternative for families.
Andrew Langer, president of the
Institute for Liberty, a Washington, D.C.,
based conservative think tank, said that
the Waldorf protest was one of many that
took place across the nation in a coordi-
nated effort to protest what he called a big-
government agenda.
We felt it was important to hold recess ral-
lies on representatives home turf, said Langer,
who helped organize the event. It was important
to get regular folks from the district out.
Protesters came in from St. Marys, Charles
and Prince Georges counties as well as Florida.
One protester fred back at a recent na-
tionwide editorial by Hoyer and House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi that said the drowning out of op-
posing views during the health care debate was
I take offense at someone calling me un-
American just because Im voicing my opin-
ion, said Mike Syders of Mechanicsville. Im
a veteran.
Stephanie Lundeberg, spokeswoman for
Hoyer, said that the critical nature of health care
made it a hot button issue, but Hoyer was still
committed to passing reform.
We expect [the debate] to continue in the
weeks and months ahead, she said.
Protesters Crowd Hoyers District Offce
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
A task force designed to study how the countys water and
sewer agency, the Metropolitan Commission, is run and present
recommendations for improvement met for the frst time Wednes-
day, chose two members as co-chairs and got busy learning about
their new charge.
We need to get out hands around MetCom and its mission,
said Joe Densford, a Leonardtown attorney and co-chair of the
task force.
Mary Lynn Stone, a local realtor who shares leadership with
Densford said that no one on the task force is an expert on the
commissions operations and needed to take time to see how it
operated before deliberating over any potential changes in gover-
nance or improvements.
MetCom was formed by state mandate more than 50 years
ago and has not been subject to review of its operations and gov-
ernance structure since then.
What the county was 50 years ago is not what the county is
today, Stone told The County Times. [MetCom] needs a reset.
Several members of the task force raised the question of
development review process and how MetCom is involved with
county growth offcials have identifed bringing public water
and sewer to areas serviced by wells and septic but still inside the
development district as key to focusing growth there and guard-
ing the countys rural preservation district.
The task force has directed its staff, from the Institute for
Governmental Service with University of Maryland at College
Park, to look into how other counties deliver water and sewer ser-
vices to customers in coming meetings.
The next meeting was set for Sept. 14 at 1p.m.
The state bill passed in the recent legislative session in An-
napolis formed the task force and requires a report and recom-
mendations by June of 2010.
The task force consists of ten members, some of whom have
served on the Board of County Commissioners in years past and
currently serve on the county planning commission.
Susan McNeill, also a planning commission member, said
she wanted to know more about the fnancing aspect of MetCom.
The agency has undertaken a project to upgrade the Marlay-Taylor
wastewater treatment plant that services the Lexington Park De-
velopment District and is also looking to take over running the
water and sewer utilities on Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
Im very concerned about the fnancial situation, fnancial
structure and other issues inside MetCom, McNeil said.
Densford said later that MetComs seeking to take over op-
eration of base utilities fts in with the U.S. Navys policy of priva-
tizing that function and that the agency should do what it can to
MetCom Taskforce Starts Finding Its Way
On fnishing the MetCom Task
Force report by June of next year

We dont have much time.

Shelby Guazzo, task force and
planning commission member
On keeping MetCom relatively
independent from county government

The more you keep out of the

hands of government the better
off you are, because eventually
they will screw it up.
Del. John Wood (D-Dist. 29A)
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By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
The county government may have to
eventually buy additional land in the Leonar-
dtown area for a place to spray treated water
from the towns wastewater treatment plant,
because the level of nutrients in the waste-
water means it cannot be deposited into any
nearby waters, according to a government
County Administrator John Savich said
that the county is seeking ways to ease some
of the demands on the Van Wert Lane waste-
water treatment plant, which has hit delays
in its planned expansion and upgrading since
last year because of the
faltering economy.
If the treatment
capacity issue goes
unsolved, then the
county cannot pro-
ceed with a much
needed jail expan-
sion in town.
Spray irrigation
using treated water
from the plant is one
of the alternatives that
could relieve pressure on
the facility and is the subject
of a recently commissioned
However, the com-
missioners are not actively
seeking to acquire any land
in the Leonardtown area at
this time, Savich said.
Its conceivable that we
could need to acquire prop-
erty for that purpose, he
told The County Times. But
were not at a point to draw
that conclusion yet.
Meanwhile, Commis-
sioner Thomas A. Mattingly
(D-Leonardtown) said that
property that the county
owns in the Leonardtown vi-
cinity will be studied to see
if soil there is suitable for
spray irrigation.
Such sites include the govern-
mental center near the Department of Land
Use and Growth Management and the re-
cently acquired Hayden Farm on Route 245
on the outskirts of town.
Mattingly said that the spray irriga-
tion option for the Van Wert facility could
not only allow the jail expansion to move
forward but perhaps also other projects in
the Leonardtown area, such as schools and
a new library planned for the Hayden Farm
Savich also said that another possibility
would be for the county to partner with a pri-
vate landowner who would agree to maintain
the property for irrigation purposes instead
of the county buying the land.
We need to resolve that capacity issue
for the detention center, Savich said.
Mattingly said that the Wilkinson fam-
ily was interested in selling farmland to
anyone willing to buy but that the county
had not yet expressed an active interest.
The County Times had become aware of ru-
mors that the county was interested in buy-
ing the Wilkinson property.
Were not negotiating with anybody
about purchasing any land in the Leonard-
town area, Mattingly said. Theyre inter-
ested in selling land but not to any specifc
person Im aware of.
Both Savich and Mattingly said that
property owners from around the county
often approach the county about possibly
selling their land for a variety of uses, which
could include parks and recreation.
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A coalition of environmental groups is ap-
pealing a decision that favors UniStar and Con-
stellation Energy, the partnership seeking to
build a third nuclear reactor at Calvert Cliffs.
The decision dismissed allegations that the
partnership could not afford to decommission
the reactor once it reached the end of its service
The Atomic Safety
and Licensing Board,
part of the U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commis-
sion, rendered its deci-
sion July 30 after delib-
erating the arguments
of a coalition of groups
that oppose the building
of the reactor.
Michael Mariotte,
director of Nuclear In-
formation and Resource
Services, who said the
appeal was recently
fled with the nuclear
regulatory body, said
the regulations say that
the cost of decommis-
sioning a reactor cannot
be more than one-sixth
of the total worth of the
Since Constellation Energy has fve other
nuclear plants around the country that it will
eventually have to decommission, its liabilities
are closer to half of the companys entire worth,
Mariotte claimed.
Mariotte admitted, however, that appealing
the boards decision and winning with that argu-
ment would be diffcult.
Well see what happens, he told The
County Times.
To counter the groups various claims, Uni-
Star, according to the decision, argued that it
would use ties with Constellation Energy, whose
net worth was about $4.7 billion, as well as let-
ters of credit to insure that the reactor would be
safely decommissioned.
The estimated cost for decommissioning
the reactor was $378 million, according to the
While the coalition opposes the construc-
tion of the reactor, the state Public Service Com-
mission has signed off on a certifcate of need
for the reactor, and the project has received the
blessings of local and state offcials.
French companies that are not privately
owned, but rather have foreign government in-
fuence, have fronted large amounts of money
towards the project, Mariotte said.
Theres a large amount of foreign involve-
ment in this project, he said.
Constellation Energy representatives said
they would continue with the hearing process as
ordered by the board in March.
We continue to review the ASLB order
on this particular matter, said Constellation
spokeswoman Maureen Brown.
Coalition Appealing Reactor Decision
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Delawares gov-
ernor is looking at ways his state can preserve
its plan to balance the books by offering sports
wagering now that a court has ruled its proposal
violates a 1992 federal ban on such bets.
Before Mondays unanimous decision by
a federal appeals court, Delaware had planned
to start taking bets next month. Attorneys who
argued the case for the state appeared stunned,
and Gov. Jack Markell said his administration is
reviewing its legal options and planning to still
offer limited wagering.
Obviously Im disappointed, but the bot-
tom line is that Delaware is still the only state east
of the Mississippi that can offer this sports betting
product on NFL games, Markell said.
Four states are exempt from the federal ban
on sports betting. Delaware is exempt because it
once ran an NFL sports lottery in 1976 that re-
quired parlay, or multiple bets, on at least three
Speaking for a three-judge panel, Judge
Theodore McKee said the betting plan as cur-
rently envisioned violates the federal ban. A writ-
ten opinion explaining the judges reasoning will
be issued at a later date.
I would have preferred the single-game
bets with point spreads on more sports, but we
didnt get that, added Markell, admitting that
sports betting wont be as big as it might have
been. He had pushed for sports betting as a way
to help resolve an unprecedented shortfall in state
tax revenues and balance the budget.
Lawrence Hamermesh, a professor of cor-
porate and business law at Widener University,
said pursuing an appeal would be diffcult. There
was no split on the three-judge panel, and there is
no broad impact from the ruling, he said.
This is a one-off situation, said Hamer-
mesh, who described the states position as pret-
ty weak.
The 1992 law restricts sports betting to the
four states that met a deadline to sign up for it:
Nevada, where Las Vegas sports books determine
the odds for sporting events across the country;
Delaware, Montana, and Oregon.
Administration offcials said they will later
decide whether to appeal the ruling to the full
court, or to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The court heard nearly two hours of argu-
ment from attorneys regarding the denial of an
injunction that would have prevented the betting
from beginning with the start of football season
in September.
But instead of ruling on the injunction, the
appeals court turned directly to the leagues claim
that sports betting would violate the federal ban.
We were hoping the court would rule on
the merits, said Kenneth Nachbar, an attorney
representing the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA and
Major League Baseball. Nachbar and NCAA
spokesman Erik Christianson both said they were
pleased with the ruling.
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The Board of Library Trustees and staff
of the St. Marys County Library want to thank
those who helped to make the librarys 2009
summer programs and reading clubs such a huge
More than 11,000 children and their parents
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Father Andrew White Catholic School for allow-
ing us to use their facilities for the Charlotte Hall
and Leonardtown libraries professional perfor-
mances. Thanks to The County Times for help-
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Janis Cooker, Youth Coordinator
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Reading Clubs a Success
Theres been a lot of talk about the Cash
for Clunkers program, but for the majority of
motorists, purchasing a new car is not an op-
tion. For many, their vehicle does not qualify
as a clunker and for others, the cost of a
new car is prohibitive, so keeping their cur-
rent vehicle running effciently is the sensible
Those motorists who treat their vehicles
as valuable investments and commit to regu-
lar vehicle maintenance end up saving a lot of
money. In fact, according to Runzheimer In-
ternational, the difference in the savings over
a four-year period between keeping a car and
buying a new one is over $10,000. Even with
the Cash for Clunkers incentive, maintaining
your current vehicle is still the best economic
To help ensure reliability and safety,
and extend vehicle life, the Car Care Coun-
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Change the oil and flter every 3,000 to
5,000 miles or per the owners manual. Peri-
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clean on the inside.
Check the tire pressure at least monthly,
including the spare. Your cars tires affect its
ride, handling, traction and safety.
Schedule a tune-up annually to opti-
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engine delivers the best balance of power and
fuel economy, and produces the lowest level
of emissions.
Have the alignment checked at least an-
nually. Potholes and other road conditions,
as well as normal wear, can take their toll on
your cars steering and suspension. A wheel
alignment reduces tire wear, improves fuel
economy and handling, and increases driving
enjoyment and safety.
Inspect the windshield wipers and lights
on the car. Lights and wipers play a major
role in safe driving, and they are normal wear
items that need periodic replacement.
To learn more, visit the Car Care Coun-
cils Web site at and check
out the popular digital Car Care Guide.
Rich White, Executive Director
Car Care Council
Bethesda, Md.
Cheaper to Maintain Old Car than Buy New One
On Sunday, Aug. 16, our band, The Bent
Nickel Band, had the distinct pleasure of playing
for Operation Homefront. Operation Home-
front is worldwide helping military and all their
We, the members of the band Tim Moss-
berg (vocals and rhythm guitar), Freddy Long
(lead guitarist), Sherman Schmegelmeyer (bass
guitar), Eddie Fuller (keyboards and vocals) and
Roger Clark (drummer), would like to thank all
the people who came out and gave donations and
especially The County Times, which covered this
event and wonderful thank you to staff writer An-
drea Shiell.
You guys are the best. Thank you, County
Times, for covering a very worthy event.
Tim, Freddy, Sherman, Roger and Eddie
The Bent Nickel Band
Thanks For Operation Homefront Coverage
We maintain a strong opinion that
good government, like most things in
life, is a matter of setting priorities.
Life offers many opportunities, not all
of which we are able to take advantage
of. Maryland taxpayers fnd themselves
caught in the middle of a state govern-
ment with fnancial challenges like we
have never seen before, yet still spend-
ing like never before. With Maryland
spending at a rate which is more than a
billion dollars greater than the revenues
coming in from taxes and fees, taxpay-
ers are facing what could be another
huge tax increase.
The OMalley administration is
already responsible for the largest tax
increase in Marylands history just
three years ago; therefore he will wait
until after the 2010 election to propose
the next round of tax increases. Mean-
while, short term, one time cuts are be-
ing proposed that will get the govern-
ment through day by day until the 2011
Legislative Session.
On Wednesday, OMalley presented
a proposal to the Board of Public Works
that would cut funding for local gov-
ernments, local police, and local com-
munity colleges. St. Marys County
will have to absorb signifcant cuts in
funding. So much so that the county
will put in place a hiring freeze, and is
likely considering furloughs later this
year which would mean cuts in pay to
county employees. Despite the massive
amounts of federal stimulus dollars that
are fowing into state and local govern-
ment coffers, Maryland and St. Marys
County are spending at such a high rate
that now it appears peoples jobs are at
While the Board of Public Works
approved OMalleys cuts on Wednes-
day of $3.8 million for St. Marys Coun-
ty government and $100,000 in cuts
for the College of Southern Maryland,
$435,000 for St. Marys County Health
Department and $301,000 from police,
at the same time they approved more
than $2.6 million in additional spend-
ing for three farms in St. Marys County
as part of the Agricultural Preservation
and Rural Legacy programs.
These three property owners will
receive taxpayer dollars in the amounts
of $1,153,236.51 for one farm under
an agricultural preservation easement,
$986,333.20 for second farm under the
Rural Legacy program and $586,706.14
for a third farm also under the Rural
Legacy program. These farms are not
being purchased, most of the develop-
ment rights are being purchased, and
the owners retain the property and some
development rights.
Both of these are good programs
that seek to preserve farmland and open
space, not only in St. Marys but across
the state. However, given the fnancial
problems Maryland has, state govern-
ment needs to stop spending on these
types of programs until Maryland has
gotten its fnancial house in order. We
cannot have local governments forced to
furlough workers; kids who must drop
out of community colleges because they
no longer can afford the tuition; and
taxpayers facing another round of tax
increases that will make our economy
worse, while government is refusing to
rein in spending on programs that are
nice to have but are not essential during
these diffcult times.
Elected offcials need to step back
for a while, take a deep breath and stop
non-essential spending at least until we
get our economy back on its feet. We
know it means standing up to special
interest groups who threaten retalia-
tion if their programs are cut, but that is
the problem today, very few politicians
stand up for what is in the best interest
of the average taxpayer over that of spe-
cial interests.
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Community College; More Spending For Land
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President Obama talks about countries
that spend less than the U.S. on health care,
but what he doesnt want to explain is how
they ration care to do it.
Take the United Kingdom, which is often
praised for spending as little as half as much
per capita on health care as the U.S. Credit for
this cost containment goes in large part to the
National Institute for Health and Clinical Ex-
cellence, or NICE.
The British offcials who established
NICE in the late 1990s pitched it as a body
that would ensure that the government-run
National Health System used best practices
in medicine. The Guardian reported in 1998:
Health ministers are setting up [NICE], de-
signed to ensure that every treatment, opera-
tion, or medicine used is the proven best. It
will root out under-performing doctors and
useless treatments, spreading best practices
What NICE has become in practice is a
rationing board.
As health costs have exploded in Britain
as in most developed countries, NICE has be-
come the heavy that reduces spending by lim-
iting the treatments that 61 million citizens
are allowed to receive through the NHS.
For example:
In March, NICE ruled against the use of
two drugs, Lapatinib and Sutent, that prolong
the life of those with certain forms of breast
and stomach cancer. This followed on a 2008
ruling against drugs including Sutent,
which costs about $50,000 that would help
terminally ill kidney-cancer patients.
In 2007, the board restricted access to
two drugs for macular degeneration, a cause
of blindness. The drug Macugen was blocked
outright. The other, Lucentis, was limited
to a particular category of individuals with
the disease, restricting it to about one in fve
sufferers. Even then, the drug was only ap-
proved for use in one eye, meaning those
lucky enough to get it would still go blind in
the other.
NICE has limited the use of Alzheimers
drugs, including Aricept, for patients in the
early stages of the disease. Doctors in the
U.K. argued vociferously that the most effec-
tive way to slow the progress of the disease
is to give drugs at the frst sign of dementia.
NICE ruled the drugs were not cost effec-
tive in early stages.
Other NICE rulings include the rejection
of Kineret, a drug for rheumatoid arthritis
and Avonex, which reduces the relapse rate in
patients with multiple sclerosis.
Andrew Dillon, the chief executive of
NICE, explained at the time: When treat-
ments are very expensive, we have to use
them where they give the most beneft to
The NICE board has also adopted a
mathematical formula based on a quality
adjusted life year. While the guidelines are
complex, NICE currently holds that, except in
unusual cases, Britain cannot afford to spend
more than about $22,000 to extend a life by
six months.
Why $22,000? It seems to be arbitrary,
calculated mainly based on how much the
government wants to spend on health care.
That fgure has remained fairly constant since
NICE was established and doesnt adjust for
either overall or medical infation.
Proponents argue that such cost-beneft
analysis has to fgure into health-care deci-
sions, and that any medical system rations
care in some way. And it is true that U.S.
private insurers also deny reimbursement for
some kinds of care. The core issue is whether
those decisions are going to be dicated by the
brute force of politics (NICE) or by prices (a
private insurance system).
The logic of a health-care system domi-
nated by government is that it always ends up
with some version of a NICE board that makes
these life-or-death treatment decisions.
The Obama Administrations new Coun-
cil for Comparative Effectiveness Research
currently lacks the authority of NICE. But
over time, if the Obama plan passes and tax-
payer costs inevitably soar, it could quickly
gain it.
Mr. Obama claims that he can expand
subsidies for tens of millions of Americans,
while saving money and improving the qual-
ity of care. It cant possibly be done.
The so-called public option will not be
an option for long. If established, the public
plan would soon be the only game in town.
The governments advantages in any faux
market competition are clear: Governments
dictate the prices they pay providers and reg-
ulate their competitors.
Although details are still under discus-
sion, theres no question that it will be priced
signifcantly below most private plans and
quickly claim market share.
In a widely cited study, the Lewin Group
estimates that a public option mirroring Medi-
care payment levels and open to all employers
would draw 119 million people from private
carriers. Thats a two-thirds reduction in the
number of people with private coverage.
Eventually, says Lewin Group vice presi-
dent John Sheils, The private industry might
just fzzle out altogether.
The inevitable result of this plan will
be some version of a NICE board that will
tell millions of Americans that they are too
young, or too old, or too sick to be worth pay-
ing to care for.
I ask that you reconsider your support for
overhauling the entire health care system.
Would you entrust your familys lives,
and your own, to a government run system?
If not, then I rest my case.

Cheryl E. Thomas
Welcome, Md.
Obama Plan Leads To Rationed Health Care
James McBrides book, Song Yet Sung is the selected book for the 2009 One Maryland
One Book state-wide community read. It is being read throughout Maryland during the months
of September and October.
Books and readers guides are available at Maryland public libraries. The book can also be
downloaded from the librarys website.
The public is invited to participate in any of the following book discussions: Sept. 17 at
7 p.m. at Leonardtown; Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at Lexington Park; and Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Charlotte
The Maryland Center for the Book, a program of the Maryland Humanities Council, and the
Maryland public libraries are sponsoring this initiative.
Entire State Of Maryland Reading The Same Book
Thursday, August 27, 2009 10
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for the love of
By Andrea Shiell
Staff Writer
Though the place was once home to The
Roost, a former St. Marys staple, and then
to Bombay Garden, an Indian restaurant that
closed its doors a few months ago, there is a
new restaurateur setting up shop at the site on
Great Mills Road.
We took over probably a couple of months
ago, said new owner John Greer, who also
owns The Lunchbox Diner in Charles County.
We came in and started putting our little
spin on it, a little cosmetics here and there
and we ordered all-new restaurant equipment,
he said, inviting a deliveryman inside to begin
unloading kitchen equipment.
The new restaurant will feature Southern-
style American food for breakfast, lunch and
Its going to be a family atmosphere,
breakfast, lunch and dinner, reasonable rates,
good home-style cooking therell be daily
specials, too every day should be different
as far as the daily specials, he said.
Greer said he has been in the process of
hiring new cooks and servers and says that
he hopes to be done with fnal inspections
and open for business by the second week in
Lexington Restaurant & Lounge is located
at 21736 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.
For more information, call 301-659-2017.
Lexington Restaurant &
Lounge Gearing to Open
A groundbreaking ceremony to launch
the Great Mills Road streetscaping project will
take place Friday, Aug. 28, at 3 p.m. on the
grounds of the Lexington Park United Meth-
odist Church at the corner of Coral Drive and
Great Mills Road.
This project is critical to the revitalization
efforts underway in Lexington Park, said Rob-
in Finnacom, President/CEO of the Communi-
ty Development Corporation, in a press release.
This $4.6 million project will reconstruct a
heavily-used, 1.4 mile section from Coral Drive
to the entrance of St. Marys Square.
The project will include the construction
of brick-edged sidewalks, a median strip from
Coral Drive to FDR Boulevard, the replace-
ment of all sewer and water lines, landscaping
and numerous other improvements to make
Great Mills Road safer and more attractive for
businesses, pedestrians and motorists.
There is dust in the air in Lexington Park,
and its a good thing, said County Commis-
sioner President Jack Russell. We are pleased
that the Maryland State Highway Administra-
tion is beginning this needed improvement.
Great Mills Road was built in the 1940s and is
now a major artery road into the Patuxent River
Naval Air Station which employs 22,000.
Joining the commissioners will be Con-
gressman Steny H. Hoyer; Delegate John L.
Bohanan, Jr.; Capt. Andrew Macyko, Com-
manding Offcer, Patuxent River Naval Air
Station; Acting Transportation Secretary Bev-
erley K. Swaim-Staley and Lee Starkloff, SHA
District Engineer for District 5.
All interested persons are invited to attend
the ceremonial groundbreaking which will be
videotaped and broadcast on County Govern-
ment Channel 95. For a copy of the current
weekly Channel 95 schedule, log on to www. or call the Public Information
Offce at 301-475-4200, x1340.
The Great Mills Road Streetscape Project
can be viewed by appointment by calling the
Community Development Corporation at 240-
Great Mills Streetscape
Breaks Ground Friday
The Kiwanis Club of St. Marys County
recently invited Sheriff Tim Cameron as a
guest speaker to at member meeting and pre-
sented him with a donation to the Sheriffs
Offce for $200 to be used for programs sup-
porting children and families in St. Marys
The funds will be used to support Camp
D.A.R.E., which is a day-camp for 5th and
6th grade students organized free of charge
through the St. Marys County Sheriffs Of-
fce. Campers are taught important health,
safety, and decision-making lessons, while
participating in arts and crafts, recreation-
al competitions, and public safety-related
Kiwanis Donates to DARE
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Children laugh about 400 times a day, while
adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.
The Lexington Restaurant & Lounge going up at 21736 Great Mills Rd. in Lexington Park is going through the
fnal phases of staffng and stocking. Owner John Greer is hoping to open for business by the second week of
Photo by Andrea Shiell
Thursday, August 27, 2009 11
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Brian Fischer, of Leonardtown,
and Jody Warner, of Lexington Park,
joined candidates from 34 states to be-
gin Phase 1 of Offcer Candidate School
at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation
in Reisterstown, Md.
This two-week phase is the frst of
three phases toward the goal of becom-
ing a Second Lieutenant in the Army
National Guard.
Both Warner and Fischers path
to becoming offcers is through the
Traditional Reserve Component OCS.
After the completion of phase 1, they
will train one weekend a month for the
next year to complete phase 2 and then
a two-week phase 3 before being com-
missioned Second Lieutenants.
Some of the candidates attending
the two-week phase 1 have chosen the
Accelerated Reserve Component OCS.
After the completion of phase 1 they
will immediately attend a three-week
phase 2 and then a two-week phase 3.
Upon successful completion of all phas-
es, they will receive their commissions
at the end of September.
The purpose of this is to train and
develop leaders for the National Guard and
United States Military, said Lt. Col. Jeffrey
Knepshield, commander of the OCS Battalion.
We are not just looking for candidates who
meet the minimal requirements but who are
also mentally and physically ft soldiers who
will be good leaders.
Offcer Candidate School candidates fall
into two categories. Warner is a prior service
candidate who was in the Army for six years
prior to joining the Maryland Army National
Guard. Fischer joined the Maryland Army Na-
tional Guard on the OCS Enlistment Option.
This option allows qualifed applicants the op-
portunity to attend
OCS after completing Army Basic
The program of instruction included
physical tests, training in areas like Risk
Management, Combat Orders, Training
Management and Land Navigation. The
candidates were also evaluated whenev-
er they were placed in a leadership posi-
tion throughout the two weeks.
Candidate Fischer explained the
most challenging part of OCS was be-
ing away from family.
The demanding training at OCS is
not for everyone. OCS Phase 1 began
with 193 candidates on July 31 and end-
ed with 153 candidates on Aug. 15.
Its a challenging leadership en-
vironment, this is not basic training,
there is a pretty high attrition rate, said
Maj. Mayb Sersland, the company com-
mander of OCS Phase 1.
OCS is an excellent opportunity
to become a leader and serve my coun-
try, Fischer said.
For more information on the Army Na-
tional Guard or Offcer Candidate School,
call 410-526-3793.
Editors note: the preceding article was
written by Brielle Fisher, a senior at New High
School and a student journalist for the Mary-
land Army National Guard.
Two Local Men Complete First
Phase Of Offcer Candidate School
Sabre Systems, based in Warminster, Pa.,
with two offces in Lexington Park, recently
won a contract providing support to the Navy
Marine Corps Public Health Center.
Sabre will serve as the prime contractor
in this effort and, in this capacity, will provide
database administration and technical support
required to facilitate the overall operational ob-
jectives of the NMCPHCs Force Health Pro-
tection mission.
The work includes the following expertise:
database administrator and senior and junior
programmers responsible for developing and
managing data packages using SQL and SAS
database programming languages; and techni-
cal writer responsible for the review, research
and writing of technical manuscripts for Epide-
miology Data Center products and services.
The work will be performed at the Naval
Hospital in Portsmouth, Va., and will span one
base year plus one option year.
Founded in 1989, Sabre Systems is a
professional services company that provides
worldwide technology, scientifc and manage-
ment solutions to a cross section of government
and commercial clients.
Sabre Systems Wins Health Data Contract
A short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fghter has
become the frst F-35 to complete an aerial refueling test using the Navy- and Marine Corps-style probe-and-
drogue refueling system. The successful mission on Aug. 13 is the frst in a short series of tests that will clear
the STOVL F-35B variant for extended-range fights, particularly to its primary test site at Naval Air Station
Patuxent River.
The F-35 program is on the cusp of a tremendous expansion in fight test as a large number of new aircraft
enter the test feet this year and early next year, said Dan Crowley, Lockheed Martin executive vice president
and F-35 program general manager. This milestone will help ensure that we fll the pipeline between Fort
Worth and Pax River with F-35s and maintain our fight-test tempo.
The refueling mission also marked the frst time a Lockheed Martin KC-130 tanker has been used to refuel an
F-35. Previous refueling missions with the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant were accomplished
with a KC-135 tanker. To date, the frst F-35A has received approximately 110,000 pounds of fuel during
aerial refuelings.
Jody Warner
Brian Fischer
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Holly Corrine Stewart
Brunts, 48
Holly Corrine Stewart
Brunts, 48, of Callaway, MD and
formerly Pt. Pleasant, NJ died Au-
gust 21, 2009 at Calvert Memori-
al Hospital. Born December 20,
1960 in Pt. Pleasant, NJ, she was
the daughter of the late Richard
Nelson and Corrine Elaine Stew-
art. She was the loving wife of
Gary Andrew Brunts whom she
married in Virginia Beach, VA.
She is also survived by her sons;
Brian Andrew Brunts and Rich-
ard Martin Brunts, both of Calla-
way, MD. She is also survived by
her siblings: Cheryl Lynn Mili-
ukas of Jacksonville, FL, Renee
Elizabeth Borowsky of Barne-
gat, NJ and Susan Louise Wilson
of Orange Park, FL as well as
numerous nieces and nephews in
Chesterfield and Oakville, MO
and her friends and neighbors in
St. Marys County, MD. She was
preceded in death by her brother
Richard Martin Stewart.
Holly moved to St. Marys
County in 1991 from Virginia
Beach, VA and was a homemak-
er. She was a long time supporter
of Little Flower School, especial-
ly the bingo. The family received
friends on Monday, August 24,
2009 from 5:00- 8:00 PM in the
Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral
Home, Leonardtown, MD where
prayers were said at 7:00 PM.
Pallbearers were Mark Brunts,
Brian Brunts, Richard Brunts,
Bruce Brunts, William Denver
and Gary Knott. Honorary pall-
bearers were Guy Combs, Wil-
liam Midgett and Robert Carter.
A Mass of Christian Burial
was celebrated on Tuesday, Au-
gust 25, 2009 at 10:30 AM in
Holy Face Catholic Church with
Fr. Tom Gude officiating.
Arrangements provided by
the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral
Home, P.A.
Letha Mandy Dement,
Letha Mandy Dement, 82 of
Callaway, MD, died on August
23, 2009 at St. Marys Nursing
Born April 5, 1927 in Co-
eburn, VA, she was the daugh-
ter of the late Horace and Della
Carter Ward.
Mrs. Dement was a home-
maker; she devoted her life to
raising her family. She could
cook like there was no tomor-
row. Letha loved her jewelry and
made many necklaces and brace-
lets which she gave away to fam-
ily and friends. She also loved
her baby dolls and took care of
them like they were live babies.
Letha also loved to wear hats,
embroidering, playing bingo, go-
ing to church activities, dancing
and going to yard sales.
In addition to her parents
Mrs. Dement was preceded in
death by her husband Harry W.
Dement, daughter Wanda L.
Norris and 4 siblings.
She is survived by her chil-
dren; Margaret R. Backhurst of
Corpus Christie, TX, Joyce A.
Jones of Lexington Park, MD,
Hazel I. Starr of Great Mills,
MD and Stewart W. Dement of
Mechanicsville, MD, one sister
Poda Ward of Loveville, MD, 4
grandchildren, 5 great grandchil-
dren, two step-granddaughters,
one step-grandson and one step-
great grandson.
Family received friends
for Lethas Life Celebration on
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the
Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.,
Leonardtown, MD where prayers
were recited at 7 p.m. A Funeral
Service will be held on Thursday,
August 27, 2009 at 10 a.m. in St.
Georges Episcopal Church, Val-
ley Lee, MD with Reverend Greg
Syler officiating. Interment will
follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lionel
Blackwell, David Dement, Leon
Dement, Jr., Michael Langley,
Paul Starr, Jr. and Ronald Ward.
Memorial contributions may
be made to St. Georges Episco-
pal Church, P.O. 30, Valley Lee,
MD 20692 and/or St. Marys
Nursing Center, 21585 Peabody
Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650
Condolences to the family
may be made at www.brinsfield-
Arrangements provided by
Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.,
Leonardtown, MD.
Donald Donnie W.
Heard, 54
Donald Donnie W. Heard,
54, of Leonardtown, MD and
formerly of Mechanicsville,
MD died August 20, 2009 at St.
Marys Hospital. Born January
20, 1955 in Leonardtown, MD he
was the son of Doris Mae Wil-
liams of Old Town, FL and the
late John Dent Heard. He is also
survived by his daughters; Don-
na Spalding of Hollywood, MD,
Karen Jones of Mechanicsville,
MD, Tammy Dean and Jenny
Buckler, both of Springfield,
WV; his siblings; John Heard
of Lexington Park, MD, Sherry
Himes of Mechanicsville, MD,
Teri Smith of Volga, WV and
Cynthia Istvan of Hughesville,
MD as well as thirteen grand-
children. A graduate of State of
Washington High School Class
of 1977, Donnie joined the U.S.
Army and served for 18 years.
The family received friends
at the Mattingley-Gardiner Fu-
neral Home, Leonardtown, MD
on August 25, 2009. Pallbear-
ers were Leroy Williams, John
Heard, Francis Istvan Jr., Jasen
Wade, Steve Himes and Bob-
bie Demarr. Condolences to the
family may be left at www.mgf h.
com. Arrangements provided by
the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral
Home, P.A.
Dorothy Marie Kotz, 68
Dorothy Marie Kotz, 68 of
Hollywood, MD died August
18, 2009 at St. Marys Hospital,
Leonardtown, MD.
Born November 11, 1940 in
Jefferson County, TX, she was
the daughter of the late, Leo H.
and Dorothy P. Nolte Kotz, Jr.
Ms. Kotz was a Farmhand.
Dottie is survived by one
brother Charles S. Kotz of Nome,
Family received friends on
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the
Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.,
Leonardtown, MD, where a Me-
morial Service was held at 5:30
p.m. Interment was private.
Condolences to the family
may be made at www.brinsfield-
Arrangements provided by
the Brinsfield Funeral Home,
P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Don ONeal, 66
Don ONeal, 66, of Great
Mills, MD died August 18, 2009
at home in the presence of his
Born in Zittlestown, MD on
June 23, 1943, he was the son of
Fred and Margaret ONeal and
grew up in Boonsboro, MD. He
graduated from Boonsboro High
School and Frostburg College be-
fore beginning a 37-year career
with the St. Marys Public School
System. With the St. Marys
County Public School System
he held numerous positions at
all three high schools and at cen-
tral offices including mathemat-
ics teacher, guidance counselor,
assistant principal, and testing
coordinator. His legacy includes
not only his students, but insti-
tutional improvements including
vocational education and career
In addition to education,
Don was tireless in his support
of teacher and community or-
ganizations. He served as the
President of the Education Asso-
ciation of St. Marys County in
the early 1970s. More recently he
served as President of St. Marys
County Public Schools Retirees
Association. He was the Regional
Director for Charles, Calvert and
St. Marys Counties for Mary-
land State Retired Public School
Personnel. He also supported
throughout his life the Optimist
Club and The Lions Club. He
was also active in County gov-
ernment and politics through his
roles with the Republican Party,
including President of the Re-
publican Central Committee. He
was a member of the St. Marys
County Board of Elections.
Though passionate about
these roles, nothing occupied
his heart more than his family.
Don is survived by his wife of 37
years, Vicki Jean, his son, Kris-
tofor Todd, Kristofors wife Me-
lissa Parker, and their two sons,
Caleb Parker and Beckett Henry,
and his son Michael Keith and
his wife Stephanie Gavilan, and
their two sons, Matthew Gavi-
lan and Jack Liam. Don is also
survived by his 4 brothers and
sisters, Fred Junior and John
Charles and Myrtle Virginia
Snow and Patricia ONeal Patti-
son. He was preceded in death by
his parents, Fred and Margaret.
Family received friends
for Dons Life Celebration on
Thursday, August 20, 2009 from
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the
Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955
Hollywood Road, Leonardtown,
MD. A funeral service was held
on Friday, August 21, 2009 at
the St. Pauls Methodist Church,
, 22550 Point Lookout Road,
Leonardtown, MD at 11:00
a.m. Don was interred in a pri-
vate service in Boonsboro, MD
on Saturday, August 22, 2009.
Pallbearers were Carl Lancaster,
Tom Leonard, Don Brown, Sal
Raspa, Kristofor ONeal and Mi-
chael ONeal. Honorary pall-
bearers were Charlie Purcell,
Dan Grosso, John ONeal and
John Armentrout.
In lieu of f lowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
the Lexington Park Lions Club
Scholarship c/o Jess Davis 23293
By the Mill RD, California, MD
Robert Bob Henry
Remmel, 79
Robert Bob Henry Rem-
mel, 79, of Hollywood, MD died
August 19, 2009 at St. Marys
Hospital of complications from a
lung condition. Born October 17,
1929 in Conneaut, OH, he was
the son of the late Edward Henry
and Ruth Agnes ODonnell Rem-
mel and his stepmother, the late
Deloris Remmel. He was the
gentle loving husband of Joyce
Lorraine Joy Remmel, whom he
married on June 11, 1950 in Hol-
lywood Methodist Church. He
is also survived by his children;
Barry Nelson Remmel and his
wife Sheryl of Ponce de Leon,
FL and Gayle Remmel Bonasorte
and her husband Joe of Elkridge,
MD; his brothers, Thomas Rem-
mel of OH, Ronald Potter of OH
and his sister Kathleen Sanford
of OH. He is also survived by
his grandchildren, Lois Tink
(Roland) of TX, Austin Rem-
mel (Molly) of Annapolis, MD,
Rebecca Windsor (Joey) of Dam-
eron, MD, Corey Bonasorte of
Washington, DC and Douglas
Remmel of FL as well as his
great-grandchildren, Amaya
Remmel, Mackenzie Windsor,
Lilly Remmel, Alexander Tink
and Joshua Tink. He was pre-
ceded in death by his brother
William Remmel and his sister
Yvonne Matter.
A long time resident of St.
Marys County, Bob was a dedi-
cated husband, father, grandfa-
ther and great-grandfather. He
was unabashedly proud to be
three things: an American, a Ma-
rine and a Washington Redskin
Fan. Bob joined the Marines in
1948, and as a member of the
First Marine Division, he saw
combat during operations around
Inchon and Seoul, and the par-
ticularly brutal battle waged at
the Chosin Reservoir in subzero
temperatures. He was one of the
thousand of Marines who were
treated for frostbite and would
carry the physical effects of that
for the rest of his life.
After the war, he worked for
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the famous Nickel Plate Rail-
road in Ohio until 1958 and then
moved his family to St. Marys
County and Hollywood where
he had met his future wife to be
in 1949 while stationed with a
Marine Detachment at Paxtux-
ent River. He joined Steuart Pe-
troleum as a Tankerman in 1958,
assisting the movement of much
needed petroleum products up
and down the East Coast, and
worked there until he retired in
Mr. Remmel loved to travel.
As his children were growing, he
took particular delight in hook-
ing his truck up to a travel trailer
and whisking his family off on
vacations across the country
Maine, Florida, Ohio, West Vir-
ginia and several trips out West.
When his grandchildren came
along, the trailer was regularly
parked next to Kings Dominion.
When the kids were grown, he
set of with his wife for Hawaii,
California, Tennessee and any
number of bus trips to nearby
sites like New York.
Bob and his family joined
the Hollywood United Method-
ist Church soon after their ar-
rival in Hollywood and remained
life-long members. He was
also a member of the Thomas
J. Shryock Masonic Lodge and
their womens affiliate, the Julia
Halla OES 107 and the American
Legion. Every Tuesday was golf
day for the past several years.
He had great friendships with
his dear golf partners in the Tim
OBrien Mens Golf League at
Chesapeake Hills.
The family will receive
friends on Thursday, August 27,
2009 from 4:00-8:00 PM in the
Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral
Home, Leonardtown, MD where
prayers will be said at 7:00 PM.
A funeral service will be held
on Friday, August 28, 2009 at
10:00 AM in Hollywood United
Methodist Church, Hollywood,
MD with Rev. Sheldon Reese of-
ficiating. Interment will follow
in Joy Chapel Cemetery, Holly-
wood, MD. Pallbearers will be
Barry Remmel, Douglas Rem-
mel, Austin Remmel, Joe Bo-
nasorte, Corey Bonasorte and
Joey Windsor.
Contributions may be left
to Hollywood United Method-
ist Church, P.O. Box 100, Hol-
lywood, MD 20636, Hollywood
Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O.
Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636,
or Hollywood Volunteer Fire
Dept., P.O. Box 7, Hollywood,
MD 20636. Arrangements pro-
vided by the Mattingley-Gardin-
er Funeral Home, P.A.
Gary Richard Thomp-
son 57
Gary Richard Thompson 57,
SMSGT US Air Force (Ret), of
Piney Point, MD died August 23,
2009 at his home.
Born February 2, 1952 in
Leonardtown Maryland, he was
the son of the late Bernard Floyd
Thompson and Helena (Swann)
He is survived by his wife
Linda Sue Mitchell Thompson,
one daughter; Jessica Leigh
Thompson of California, one
sister: Mary Barbara (Mimi)
Evans of Venice, Florida, three
brothers; Michael Joseph Thomp-
son and John Floyd Thompson
both of Panama City, Florida and
Timothy Irwin Bennett of Cle-
ments, MD. He is also survived
by one grandchild. He was pre-
deceased by one step-son Bobby
Earl Winegeart in addition to his
Relatives and friends are in-
vited to Garys Life Celebration
in the Brinsfield Funeral Home,
22955 Hollywood Road, Leon-
ardtown, MD on Friday, August
28, 2009 from 10 to 11:00 a.m.
followed by a funeral service
at 11:00 a.m., with Monsignor
Karl A. Chimiak, pastor of St.
Georges Catholic Church, Val-
ley, Lee, MD officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in St. Georges
Cemetery, St. George Island,
Memorial Contributions
may be made to the Second Dis-
trict Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Squad, P.O. Box 1, Valley Lee,
MD 20692.
Condolences to the family
may be made at www.brinsfield-
Arrangements by the Brins-
field Funeral Home, P.A., Leon-
ardtown, MD.
Susan Williams, 62
Susan Williams, 62, of Great
Mills, MD died August 23, 2009
in Leonardtown, MD.
Born June 26, 1947 in East
Chicago, IN, she was the daugh-
ter of the late T.C. Wallace, Sr.
and Katherine L. (Johnson)
Susan is survived by her
brother, T.C.Wallace, Jr. of Wash-
ington Township, MI.
A full obituary will appear
at a later date.
Family will receive friends
on Saturday, August 29, 2009
from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
in the Brinsfield Funeral Home,
22955 Hollywood Road, Leon-
ardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral
Service will be held at 10:00 a.m.
in the Brinsfield Funeral Home
Chapel by Reverend Roderick
McClanahan. Interment will be
in the Quantico National Cem-
etery, Triangle, VA on Tuesday,
September 1, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Condolences to the family
may be made www.brinsfieldfu-
Arrangements by the Brins-
field Funeral Home, P.A., Leon-
ardtown, MD.
Rodney Lee Yoder, 87
Rodney Lee Yoder, age 87, of
California, MD, died at his home
on Monday, August 17, 2009, fol-
lowing a long battle with conges-
tive heart failure and diabetes.
The son of a coal miner, he
was born in Crooksville, OH, to
Daniel and Katie (Poland) Yoder.
He was the third of six children:
Mary Francis Yoder (deceased),
Ilber Ellis Yoder (deceased),
Donna Lucile (Yoder) Morrison,
Daniel Yoder Jr., and Barbara
Ann (Yoder) Longmore. He was
preceded in death by his wife,
Margaret (Jaynes) Yoder.
He was a veteran of World
War II, serving in the Army Air
Force as f light engineer from
1941 to his honorable discharge
at the end of the war. He worked
with the Crooksville China
Company, the New York Central
Railroad, and the Ohio Power
Company before returning to
active duty in the United States
Air Force in 1951. He was a vet-
eran of the Korean Conf lict and
the Vietnam War. He retired in
1970 at the rank of Chief Master
Sergeant, and worked with the
St. Marys County Board of Edu-
cation Maintenance Department.
He retired from the Maintenance
Department in 1985.
He is survived by his chil-
dren, Dana (Jess) Davis, Rose
Marie (Charles) Beitzell, Bob
Martin, Dean (Peggy) Martin,
and a near-as daughter, Mary
Springstead. He has thirteen
grandchildren and a passel of
great-grandchildren, all of whom
he loved dearly.
Visitation was Thursday,
August 20, 2009 from 5:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield
Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood
Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
A graveside service was held on
Friday, August 21, 2009 at 10:00
a.m. in Charles Memorial Gar-
dens, Leonardtown, MD.
In lieu of f lowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of St. Marys, P.O. Box
625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Condolences to the family
may be made at www.brinsfield-
Arrangements by the Brins-
field Funeral Home, P.A., Leon-
ardtown, MD.
Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.
22955 Hollywood Road
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
(301) 475-5588
Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
30195 Three Notch Road
Charlotte Hall, Maryland 20650
(301) 472-4400
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By Andrea Shiell
Staff Writer
The school board was expected to approve the redesign for the front of Leon-
ardtown Middle School at its meeting Wednesday evening, Aug. 26.
At its meeting on June 24, 2009, the board approved the drawings for the
Leonardtown Middle School project subject to a resubmission of the front elevation
including the canopy. The board requested that the front elevation of Leonar-
dtown Middle School include features of Leonardtown High School and the
Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.
Were hoping to bid the project out in January for work by February
2010, said Chief Operating Offcer Bradley Clements, who explained that the
limited renovation was needed to upgrade the facility.
Its going to be around $14 million for the construction part of it, he said,
explaining that the renovation project would probably take two years to complete.
Design Plans To Be Approved For Leonardtown Middle Elevation
By Andrea Shiell and Virginia Terhune
Staff Writers
Members of the county Board of Education are waiting for a
ruling from the state Attorney General on whether they can continue
to go behind closed doors to hear updates from the superintendent
about adminstrative issues.
The board asked for the opinion after The Enterprise newspaper
questioned whether such updates, which the school system considers
an administrative function, is allowed under the St. Marys County
Open Meetings Act, which does not specifcally mention them.
Administrative function, however, is allowed under the state
Open Meetings Act as long as board members do not deliberate and
make a decision. The state act also says that the topics of discussion
must be refected in minutes of the meeting, a procedure the board
was not following until now.
Board members use the time to hear about such issues as com-
plaints from parents, a rumor about a student bringing a gun to
school, bus accidents, weather warnings and other matters, accord-
ing to the Enterprise.
When asked if he expected the county to amend its open meet-
ings law to include rules governing administrative function sessions,
Board of Education Chair Bill Mattingly said he would expect them
to leave it alone.
Im anxiously awaiting the determination from the Attorney
Generals offce, he said. Im in favor of [administrative function]
because it allows us to interact with the superintendent on issues that
might come up, and honestly he gives us a heads up on things
were not deliberating, and were certainly not trying to hide any-
thing. Its just a tool to run this business of educating children and
taking care of our staff but if the Attorney General says we cant
then we wont.
Mattingly went on to say that the board had not released minutes
for the topics discussed in administrative functions in the past.
It was an oversight. Someone on the staff admitted it was an
oversight and its been corrected, so we will [post minutes] from now
on, he said. We try to be transparent. Theres nothing to hide. Were
elected by the people and we answer to the people so were not trying
to hide anything.
School Superintendent Michael Martirano echoed Mattinglys
statements in a later interview.
We want a ruling on it. The administrative function is covered
in state law, and not specifcally in St. Marys so well follow the
law. Its just a matter of interpretation and well have to see St.
Marys county has a more restrictive open meetings law than the
state, he said, explaining that if the Attorney General ruled against
administrative function, it will impede my ability to communicate
with the board and well have to fgure out how to do that in other
School Board Waits For Attorney Generals Ruling
Marylands high school class of 2009 is in a class
by itself when it comes to scholarship money, according
to a statement released by the Maryland State Depart-
ment of Education.
Graduating seniors this past year were offered a
record $802 million in scholarship funding to continue
their pursuit of knowledge at the college of their choice,
according to a new MSDE survey. That compared to
$576 million last year and less than $500 million in
The survey found that 17,860 out of a total public
high school graduating class of 53,494 received scholar-
ship offers, or about one in three. The scholarships in-
cluded more than 250 National Merit Finalists and 450
scholarship offers from Ivy League institutions.
Maryland is ranked number one in the nation in the
percentage of high schools offering and students taking
college-level courses in a recent Newsweek analysis.
Maryland also ranks frst in the nation in the percent-
age of high school students who earn a college mastery
score on at least one Advanced Placement exam, ac-
cording to the College Board.
Graduates Offered Record
Amount of Scholarship Money
St. Marys County Public
Schools Evening High School will
begin classes for the frst semes-
ter of the 2009-2010 school year on
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009.
Registration for the frst semes-
ter will be on Sept. 8, 9 and 10, from
3:45 to 7 p.m. in the Evening High
School offce in Area F of Leonard-
town High School. Courses are only
open to active students in St. Marys
County Public Schools. The fee is
$75 per course, per semester.
Regularly scheduled classes will
meet on Mondays and Wednesdays
or Tuesdays and Thursdays from
3:45-5:40 p.m. or 5:45-7:40 p.m., at
Leonardtown High School. Students
may register for up to four classes per
Students should meet with
their high school guidance counsel-
ors prior to registration. Enrollment
numbers for courses will determine
whether or not the course is offered.
Information pertaining to Eve-
ning High School is located on the
SMCPS Web site at
under the link Our Schools and is
available by calling 301-475-5511,
ext. 139.
Evening High School
Classes Set to Start
St. Marys College of Maryland ranks frst among
public traditional liberal arts colleges in the nation in
this weeks edition of U. S. News and World Report
magazine, receiving the highest ranking as one of the
top fve public liberal arts college and placing 92nd in
the overall liberal arts colleges ranking, which includes
private schools.
The magazine cited the colleges increased com-
petitive acceptance rates. These rates are refected by
improved SAT scores and an increase in the percentage
of high school seniors ranking in the top 10 percent of
their class.
The U.S. News and World Report ranking is sig-
nifcant, said Tom Botzman, vice president of business
and fnance at St. Marys College. We are particularly
proud of the increase in high school students at the top
of their classes and in overall SAT scores.
The college was judged one of the best of the 266
liberal arts colleges in the nation, of which most are pri-
vate. The only other public institutions to rank higher
than St. Marys College were some of the nations mili-
tary academies: the U.S. Military Academy (N.Y.), the
U.S. Naval Academy (Md.), and the Virginia Military
Using a proprietary methodology, the annual U. S.
News & World Report rankings represent a comprehen-
sive look at how schools compare. Methodology is based
on 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence, and help
consumers evaluate and compare data compiled from
more than 1,400 accredited colleges and universities.
An online and video guide to the report is available on
the Web site
St. Marys College Ranked
Best Liberal Arts College
A father hugs his daughter good bye on the frst day of school.
Photo by Frank Marquart
There are more than 40 million Americans that have "chronic
halitosis," which is bad breath that never goes away.
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www. c s md . e d u / L e o n a r d t o wn
Coming Soon
Tai Chi, Yoga and Kickboxing
Indoor Group Cycling
Circuit Training
Water Aerobics
Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross Swim Instruction
Therapy Pool
Open Swim and Pool Memberships
The 32,000-square-foot Wellness and Aquatics Center will be the fourth building on the Leonardtown
Campus. This new center will be home to two swimming pools the rst pool being, a six-lane, 25-yard, lap
pool and the second pool is a zero-depth-entry therapy pool. The center will also have a variety of classroom
spaces for aerobics and other tness activities, as well as an outdoor meditation garden for Tai Chi and yoga.
In addition, the facility will have specialized tness assessment rooms for individualized consultations and
tness analyses.
Leonardtown Campus Wellness and Aquatics Center
Nutrition and Weight Management
Fitness Assessments
Body Composition Analysis
Cardiovascular Equipment
Selectorized Machines and Free Weights
Metabolic Testing
and Much More!
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Police: Man Endangered Child
On Aug. 20, 2009, deputies responded to the area of Mervell Dean Road and Hidden View
Lane in Hollywood for a report of a disturbance on the side of the road. Investigation revealed
Philip Arthur Stamey, 31, of Hollywood, was in a verbal altercation that escalated. Stamey alleg-
edly smashed the rear window of his vehicle causing glass to shatter on to a one-year-old male
passenger in the vehicle who was in the care and custody of Stamey. Stamey was arrested and
charged with reckless endangerment and child abuse.
Deputies Make Disorderly Conduct Arrest
On Aug. 20, 2009, deputies responded to Lexwood Court in Lexington Park for a report of
a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies contacted Kevin Christopher Johnson Jr., 20, of
Lexington Park. Johnson was upset and yelling. Deputies asked Johnson several times to calm
down and stop yelling, which he allegedly refused to do. Johnsons conduct caused neighbors to
look out their windows to see what was going on. Deputies again asked Johnson to stop yelling
and he still refused. Johnson was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
Vice Detectives Make Arrests
Vice/Narcotics detectives began an investigation into Peter John Antonovich, 58, of
Valley Lee, for allegedly being in possession of marijuana as well as manufacturing it. As
the investigation progressed, a search and seizure warrant was obtained and executed. Mari-
juana was located growing outside the home, and a quantity of marijuana and related smoking
devices were located inside the home. Twenty-fve frearms were seized in addition to an operat-
ing moonshine-style distillery and numerous gallons of a fnished alcoholic product.
Dexter Allen Gantt, 22, of Victoria, Virginia, was identifed as an alleged distributor of
marijuana in the Lexington Park area. Detectives were able to make undercover marijuana
purchases and as a result of that investigation, Gantt was indicted by the St. Marys County
Grand Jury. An arrest warrant was issued and he was arrested for distribution of marijuana.

Philip H. Dorsey III
Attorney at Law
-Serious Personal Injury Cases-
LEONARDTOWN: 301-475-5000
TOLL FREE: 1-800-660-3493
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Two men have been charged with frst-
and second-degree assault for plotting and
then carrying out an assault that left the
victim with a forehead laceration and se-
vere bleeding, all because the victim began
dating the ex-girlfriend of one of the defen-
dants, police allege.
The man accused of hitting the defen-
dant with a pipe, Carroll Leon Alvey, 20, of
Lexington Park, remains incarcerated at the
county detention center, while his alleged
accomplice, James Walter Wheeler, 20, of
Dameron, has been released on bond.
Alvey was angered by his ex-girl-
friends new relationship with the victim,
Matthew Brian Thompson, and wanted to
assault him, according to charging docu-
ments fled in District Court.
Charging documents revealed that
Thompson, who worked at Cooks Liquor
Store in Park Hall and lived in a nearby
mobile home park, received two calls from
someone claiming to be an old friend who
wanted to go skateboarding with him the
night of Aug. 20.
During the second call, the caller told
Thompson to meet them at the store, ac-
cording to court papers. While Thompson
was waiting at the street curb, a masked as-
sailant drove up in a red vehicle, got out and
struck Thompson in the head.
Thompson, despite being struck, was
able to run through the woods to his mobile
home and call for help; police found him
with a large laceration on this forehead that
was bleeding profusely.
Thompson named his girlfriends ex-
boyfriend as the only person he knew of
who might want to harm him; police later
found Alvey and Wheeler at a residence on
St. Jeromes Neck Road in Dameron and
questioned them about the assault, charging
documents stated.
Wheeler admitted to driving Alvey to
the liquor store with the full knowledge that
it was Alveys intent to assault Thompson,
charging documents stated, and said that
Alvey had started drinking over his anger
with the victim and ex-girlfriend.
Wheeler said that Alvey was the one
who made the two calls to Cooks store us-
ing his girlfriends cell phone number to
trick Thompson into coming back to the
store for the alleged attack.
Both men used ski masks to hide
their identity, as well as tape and gloves
to avoid leaving fngerprints on any poten-
tial evidence, Wheeler alleged in charging
The gloves and masks were recovered
in the stove of the home in Dameron where
both defendants were questioned and arrest-
ed by deputies, charging documents stated.
Alvey said the weapon he used was a
wooden stick about two feet long and one-
half inch in diameter.
Two Charged In Liquor Store Beating
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
St. Marys County investigators have
charged a Calvert County man with sec-
ond-degree rape and child abuse for al-
leged acts committed against a 7-year-old
girl he had close contact with about eight
years ago.
According to charging documents
filed against Brian Weese, 41, of Ow-
ings, he engaged in numerous illicit sex
acts with the child over the course of two
years from 2001 to 2002.
The investigation into Weeses al-
leged acts started back in May, police
reports stated, when county Child Pro-
tective Services received complaints of
sexual abuse between Weese and the vic-
tim, now 14 years old.
Court papers reveal that the victim
accused Weese of forcing her to perform
numerous sex acts on Weese during the
two-year time period until the victim was
9 years old.
When a detective with the countys
Bureau of Criminal Investigations inter-
viewed Weese in Calvert County, charg-
ing documents stated, he waived his
Miranda rights and admitted that he had
made the victim to perform various sex
acts on him. He also admitted to touching
her private area.
Weese was arrested Tuesday and
charged with second-degree and third-
degree sexual offense along with the
child abuse and rape counts.
Weese was released on bond Tuesday
after a bail review, according to court
documents, but was ordered to stay away
from the victim.
Owings Man Charged With Rape
On August 25, 2009 at 3:02 P.M. deputies
responded to the Target store in California for
a report of a theft. Investigation revealed on
August 24, 2009 two subjects entered the store
and removed several global positioning system
units from a display, placed them in a shopping
cart and exited the store without rendering pay-
ment for the items. The items were valued at
$1,531.. On August 25, 2009 the same subjects
entered the store and removed two televisions
and four cell phones, valued at $647.93, from
a display, placed them in a cart and exited the
store. Security personnel observed the two
subjects exiting the store and notifed police.
The suspects were subsequently detained by
responding deputies in the parking lot. Donald
C. Nealon, 35, of Lexington Park and James
A. Frazier, 25, of Clinton were placed under
arrest, charged with two counts of theft over
$500 and incarcerated in the county detention
center pending a hearing before the District
Court Commissioner
Two Charged In Thefts From
Target Store
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On The
By Virginia Terhune
Staff Writer
The state Board of Public Works
on Wednesday approved spending $2.7
million to purchase preservation ease-
ments on three farms in St. Marys
County, pending final settlement.
The programs allow owners to
keep and continue to use the farms,
but they cannot develope them further,
according to state programs designed
to preserve open space.
The three farms include:
Tomakokin Creek Farm ease-
ment on about 416 acres in Bushwood.
Amount: $1,153,236.51.
The farm is being preserved
through the Maryland Agriculture
Land Preservation Foundation Pro-
gram through the state Department of
Under this preservation program,
the county may pick up some of the
cost, but the amount wont be known
until the easement purchase reaches
settlement, said Donna Sasscer, ag-
riculture manager for St. Marys
The county contribution can vary
because it spends some of its own
money budgeted for open-space issues,
but it also receives money through the
tobacco program and other programs,
which can offset the open-space costs.
The other two farms are being pre-
served through the state Department
of Natural Resources Rural Legacy
Program, which is entirely funded by
the state.
Burroughs Farm easement
on 74.2 acres in Mechanicsville in the
countys Huntersville Rural Legacy
Area. Amount: $586,706.14.
Veitch Farm easement on 96.1
acres, south of Lexington Park in the
countys Mattapany Rural Legacy
Area. Amount: $986,333.20.
Property owners who participate
in the preservation programs submit
forest management and soil conser-
vation plans. The land can be sold or
given to someone but without develop-
ment rights.
State Approves
$2.7 Million For
Farm Easements
By Guy Leonard and Virginia Terhune
Staff Writers
The state Board of Public Works on Wednes-
day approved $4.3 million in state aid cuts to St.
Marys County, primarily affecting money allo-
cated for roads.
Also affected by the cuts will be the health
department, state police and community college,
according to information from the Governors
Gov. Martin OMalley sits on the board with
Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy
Kopp. On Wednesday they approved about $211
million in cuts to local governments as part of
$450 million in cuts statewide to deal with a $700
million shortfall in the $13 billion state budget for
the fscal year 2010.
The reduction plan also includes layoffs of
205 people and 3 to 10 unpaid furlough days for
state employees depending on salary levels. Fur-
lough days include Sept. 4, the Friday before the
Labor Day weekend.
Schools and courts are not affected by the
Highway Funds
The category hardest hit in St. Marys Coun-
ty will be highways. The highway user fees the
state pays to the countys budget was cut by 90
percent, from $3,856,309 to $385,631.
County Administrator John Savich said
Wednesday that county government was still try-
ing to fgure out how to deal with the cuts and
that the commissioners would hold special budget
work sessions to determine a fscal course.
Savich said that the $3.4 million the county
lost in the user fees affects the general fund as it is
not used solely for road maintenance.
The county would also have to fnd ways to
cope with all the other budget cuts, Savich said,
now and in the future.
Its going to be tough, and I expect that 2011
and 2012 will be more diffcult, said Savich, who
recently announced a hiring freeze in anticipation
of this round of cuts.
State Troopers
State cuts to the local Maryland State Troop-
er barrack in Leonardtown will mean two civilian,
nonsworn employees will be furloughed, accord-
ing to Greg Shipley, spokesman for the agency.
All other employees at the barrack, 36 sworn
offcers and six sworn civilians who work in po-
lice communications will take a reduction in sal-
ary, Shipley said.
Shipley said once the economy picked up and
the state budget stabilized salaries could resume
on their normal track.
These are temporary salary reductions,
Shipley said.
There are a total of 44 employees at the
Leonardtown barrack.
OMalleys budget cuts slashed into state po-
lice law enforcement funding here by 35 percent;
state budget fgures show that the local budget
was $859,874 but was reduced to $558,918.
Community College
The College of Southern Maryland expects
to take an average 5 percent hit estimated to be
$109,000 at each of its three campuses. However,
those amounts will vary depending on enroll-
ment this fall, said Bradley Gottfried, president
of CSM.
No furloughs or layoffs are expected, and
at this point, tuitions are not expected to rise in
We feel its something we can manage with-
out potentially increasing tuition for the spring se-
mester, Gottfried said.
However, if the state continues to cut
funds, tuitions may rise in the future, he
The estimated $109,000 in cuts at
each campus will be lessened by an ear-
lier increase in state aid; the college has
also created a contingency fund created in
anticipation of cuts, but the money is not
enough to completely cover the decrease,
he said.
Well have to fnd funds to balance
the budget, were still working on that, he
Social Services
The Department of Social Services,
which employs about 100 people in St.
Marys County, will be observing the furlough
requirements, and administrators are waiting for
more details about the plan before commenting on
possible program changes.
Meanwhile, the countys Department of Hu-
man Services predicts continued loss of services
to the public because of the loss of state grants.
The Regional Youth Crisis Home, which
serves about 50 young people in Southern Mary-
land, is due to close Sept. 1, said Bennett Con-
nelly, director of Human Services.
A mental health program that serves about
60 youth in their homes is due to close Oct. 1 be-
cause of lack of funding, he said.
Connelly said he planned to meet with ser-
vice providers and the juvenile division at the cir-
cuit court Thursday to talk about how cuts will
affect substance abuse programs in the county
offered by vendors such as Walden-Sierra.
Connelly said he will be updating county
commissioners about the talks in two to three

Health Department
The Health Department, which employs
about 100 people, will be closing along with
other state agencies on the fve scheduled fur-
lough days, which include Sept. 4, Nov. 25, Dec.
24, Dec. 31 and May 28, 2010, according to the
countys public information offcer Karen Ever-
ett, who relayed information from health offcials
Dr. William Icenhower, the countys Health
Offcer, will meet with the county administrator
and commissioners to fnd ways of absorbing the
cuts without cutting services, Everett wrote in an
e-mail, adding that there are no plans for layoffs
in the next six months.
The department has not flled several va-
cancies and expects additional challenges this
year due to seasonal fu and possible H1N1 fu
prevention initiatives, she wrote. Due to pre-
vious budget reductions, [the department] has
already lost about 12 positions over the past 2.5
years. No employees were laid off; however, va-
cant positions were not flled.
The 10 people that work in the countys of-
fce of the state Department of Assessments and
Taxation will also be affected by the furlough pro-
visions along with other state employees. Super-
visor Sean Powell said he is waiting for the fnal
word from the state before talking specifcally
about any changes for the St. Marys offce.
Weve not been offcially informed on the
specifcs yet and how exactly it will impact our
department, he said Wednesday.
$4.3 Million In Local Services Cut
Staff and visitors attend Wednesdays Board of Public Works meeting in Annapolis.
Photo by Frank Marquart
Thursday, August 27, 2009 19
The County Times
By Andrea Shiell
Staff Writer
Members of the St. Marys County Board of Education joined school
system offcials and dignitaries for their ceremonial greeting of students on
the frst day of school Wednesday, splitting into several different groups to
visit each school in the county.
Superintendent Michael Martirano joined Board of Education Chair
Bill Mattingly, Chief Operating Offcer Brad Clements and County Com-
missioner President Francis Jack Russell for a whirlwind meet-and-greet tour
of Leonardtown Middle School, Leonardtown High School and Evergreen
Elementary School, the frst new school to be built in the county since 1981,
and the frst LEED certifed green school to be built in St. Marys.
While at the high school, Martirano took several opportunities to point
out the new Smart Boards that had been installed in many of the countys
Clements said that the school system had spent about $3 million for new
technology, not including what was spent to outft Evergreen Elementary
with computers and Smart Boards.
The highlight of the Superintendents tour came later in the morning as
his group arrived at Evergreen Elementary to fnd parents and students lined
up in front of the school waiting to get inside.
Lucinda Gray, who lives with her children Kirstin and Miles in the Wil-
dewood community, said she had been very excited to see the school during
their open house for parents the night before.
Its a beautiful school. I really enjoy the water cistern they have over
there, and the windmills.
Jamie Salermo, who recently moved to the area from Dallas, Texas, said
she was excited that her children, 6-year-old Samantha and 7-year-old Robbie
had the opportunity to attend.
Theyve never been to a green school, and theyre very excited, espe-
cially my son because hes very much into science, she said. They both saw
the garden on top, so for her its the same thing. She likes to help me in the
garden so its really interesting for her.
Clements said that the school system would use Evergreens design as a
model for the a elementary school that will be built on the Hayden property
near Leonardtown in 2013.
Evergreen Highlighted
As Schools Open
Highlighted here are some im-
ages from the frst day of school
for public school students. At top,
Superintendent Michael Marti-
rano visits with students in Kelly
Finans second grade class at Ev-
ergreen Elementary. Finan is one
of 100 new teachers starting with
the school system this year, having
recently graduated from Vanderbilt
University. At bottom, Martirano
addresses Peer Development Pro-
gram participants, upperclassmen
who have been assigned to mentor
incoming freshmen at Leonardtown
High School.
Back To School
Robbie Solermo peers through the front
doors while waiting to get into Evergreen
Elementary School on Wednesday.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 20
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 21
A House is
a Home
design is one of todays
fastest growing trends in
the housing industry. As
more and more people
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that smart planning af-
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groups and abilities, a
demand is being gener-
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practicality and versatili-
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design has applications
throughout the house,
but it is particularly im-
portant in the bathroom.
A well-thought-out
bathroom can easily ac-
commodate the needs
of young children, older
adults and those with dis-
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are many practical con-
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process, including safety, space, comfort and ease of
use, being sensible doesnt mean the bathroom has
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Smart design has always been a hallmark of MTI
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Accommodating Showers
As the prole of the American family evolves
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A luxurious tub is the centerpiece of any well-
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is king. Unique in combining depth and color consistency with low
maintenance and unrivaled durability, it has emerged as the preferred
countertop material in homes across the country.
Beyond its ultra-durability, Quartz has also become the focal
point of kitchen and bathroom designs across North America because
of its uniquely sophisticated and timeless look. Now these same dis-
tinct characteristics can also be found underfoot with the new elegant
Accolade Quartz tile collection. This hot entry in the premium quartz
surface category is poised to leave an imprint on this established decor
With a pallet characterized for combining the most sought-after
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Quartz Tile Collection. Maintaining solid performance and durabil-
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from contemporary accents to the latest trends.
The highlight of the collection is its unique color pallet. A care-
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The County Times
Thursday, August 27, 2009 22
According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), at least 45,000 American
adults die of complications of in-
uenza, pneumococcal infections,
and hepatitis B each year. Those
gures can be startling consider-
ing that each of the aforementioned
diseases can be prevented with
vaccines. While certain vaccines
given during childhood, such as the
one given for polio, protect people
for the duration of their lives, vac-
cinations for certain diseases must
be given periodically for people
to maintain immunity. Other vac-
cines, such as the chickenpox vac-
cination, were not available when
many adults were children. The
CDC recommends all adults get
annual vaccinations for varicella
(chickenpox), hepatitis B, measles-
mumps-rubella (MMR), and teta-
nus. The CDC also notes that as
people age they grow more suscep-
tible to serious diseases caused by
common infections, emphasizing
the need for the elderly to receive
annual vaccinations for inuenza
for those over the age of 50 and
pneumonia for those 65 and older.
To receive a complete adult immu-
nization schedule, visit the CDC
Web site at
Heal h
Acne is a prevalent skin disor-
der that affects millions of people,
primarily in the teenage years and
early 20s. In the United States alone,
60 million people are reported to
have acne. However, only 11 per-
cent seek treatment for the condition.
Acne affects all races, ages and both
Understanding Acne
Acne isnt the localized pimple
that occurs once in a while. Acne is
typically a series of blemishes that
spring up over and over. Here is the
general life cycle of acne:
1. The body produces more se-
bum (oil) than is necessary in seba-
ceous glands. Puberty and other hor-
monal changes are generally triggers
for excessive sebum production.
2. The sebum, which in a nor-
mal pore would drain to the surface
and go away naturally, mixes with
bacteria from the skin and forms
a blockage in the pore known as a
3. This microcomedone forms
into a true comedone, which is com-
monly referred to as a whitehead
or a blackhead. When the trapped
sebum and bacteria remain below
the skin, it is a whitehead. When the
blemish opens to the surface of the
skin and oxidizes, it forms a black-
head. Blackheads are not pores with
dirt in them. Theyre actually the se-
bum, bacteria and oxidized melanin,
which turns a dark brown or black
color. A blackhead or whitehead can
release its contents to the surface and
heal. This is why this type of acne is
considered non-inammatory.
4. Another route for the micro-
comedone to take is inammatory
acne. In this case a papule will form
when there is a break in the follicular
wall of the pore. White blood cells
rush in and the pore becomes in-
amed. The papule will develop into
a pustule several days later when
white blood cells make their way to
the surface of the skin. This is what
people usually refer to as a zit or a
Inamed pores can rupture and
spread to other areas of the skin.
Sometimes several pores are affected
at the same time and may form a nod-
ule or a cyst under the skin.
Acne can be painful to the touch
and also very visible on the skin. Le-
sions may occur anywhere on the
body, but are generally most visible
on the face, back or chest.
Acne Treatment
Many people think that individ-
uals with acne do not wash properly
or eat greasy foods that can cause
acne to surface. These are miscon-
ceptions about the skin disorder.
As mentioned, acne forms from an
overabundance of sebum mixed with
naturally occurring bacteria. It is not
the result of a dirty face or indulging
in fast food French fries.
Treatment for acne depends
upon the scope of the condition. Op-
tions consist of reducing sebum pro-
duction, removing dead skin cells,
and killing bacteria with topical
drugs and oral medications.
Benzoyl peroxide is one of the
most popular and longest-used treat-
ments for acne. It is found in many of
the over-the-counter cleansing pads
and in popular as seen on TV acne
treatments. Propionibacterium acnes,
or P. acnes, are the bacteria respon-
sible for acnes. The bacteria cannot
live in an oxygen-rich environment.
Benzoyl peroxide works by intro-
ducing oxygen into the pore, thereby
killing P. acnes. Benzoyl peroxide is
also good at cleaning out skin pores
of excess dead skin, which in turn
helps prevent pore blockages. Com-
mon side effects of this treatment are
aking and drying of the skin, which
can be mediated by a little moistur-
izer. Its recommended to start with
a benzoyl peroxide concentration of
2.5 percent to acclimate the skin.
Sulfur and Resorcinol are other
substances that are good at drying up
oil and sloughing off dead skin cells,
which may end up clogging pores.
Salicylic acid is a mild acid
that works as a keratolytic agent --
it encourages the sloughing of dead
skin cells. It is found in a host of skin
treatment products because of its
ability to dissolve the outer layer of
Alcohol will dry out the skin
and excessive oil. It is typically found
in toners and other face washes.
For severe acne cases, a der-
matologist may prescribe medica-
tions that work to treat acne from the
inside out. A combination of oral an-
tibiotics (to kill the P. acnes bacteria),
and vitamin A derivatives (to shrink
oil-producing sebaceous glands) may
be used depending upon severity.
There are many viable treat-
ments for acne. With routine care
lesions can be kept at bay and under
control. Over time an individual may
nd he or she grows out of acne.
If you are concerned about acne, visit
your doctor to nd a treatment meth-
od that is best for the severity of your
Product Refrigerator Freezer
Raw eggs in shell 3 to 5 weeks do not freeze in shell
Egg, chicken, ham,
tuna,and macaroni salads 3 to 5 days does not freeze well
Opened hot dogs 1 week 1 to 2 months
Unopened hot dogs 2 weeks 1 to 2 months
Opened lunch meat 3 to 5 days 1 to 2 months
Unopened lunch meat 2 weeks 1 to 2 months
Bacon 7 days 1 month
Sausage, raw 1 to 2 days 1 to 2 months
Ground meats 1 to 2 days 1 to 2 months
Steaks, fresh 3 to 5 days 6 to 12 months
Chops, fresh 3 to 5 days 4 to 6 months
Roasts, fresh 3 to 5 days 4 to 12 months
Chicken or turkey, whole 1 to 2 days 1 year
Chicken or turkey, pieces 1 to 2 days 9 months
Vegetable or meat
stews and soups 3 to 4 days 2 to 3 months
Leftover meat/poultry 3 to 4 days 2 to 6 months
Leftover chicken nuggets 3 to 4 days 1 to 3 months
Leftover pizza 3 to 4 days 1 to 2 months
Keeping foods stored safely and according to guidelines can
help prevent many food borne illnesses. The refrigerator/freezer is
one appliance most people turn to for keeping foods fresh. How-
ever, its important to know that food is not impervious to spoilage
even inside of a refrigerator or when frozen.
The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and
Inspection Service offers these guidelines for storing food safely.
Food Safety Guidelines
Clearing Up Acne Misconceptions
Acne can be controlled with different treatment options.
Did You Know?
The County Times
Thursday, August 27, 2009 23
By Linda Reno
Contributing Writer
Stop, right now and take a few moments
to enjoy the sight and yes, even the sounds, of
your children. Then tonight get on your knees
and thank God that you were given these gifts
and promise him that you will do everything
in your power to protect them--even if it hurts
them a little bit sometimes.
School has just started and well begin
hearing about children being denied admis-
sion to school because they havent been im-
munized. Theres only one reason for this. Its
called ignorance.
Four little footstones, all in a row, lie at
Christ Church in Chaptico. They mark the
burial places of the children of Lewis Davis
and his wife, Molly Love. In little over a
month, this couple lost four of their six chil-
dren to diphtheria. The Davis home, once
lled with the laughter and gaiety that only
little children can bring, was now the scene
of sorrow and tears. Anna Mae (Herriman)
Richardson, a granddaughter of Lewis and
Molly, once told me that Molly never got over
the deaths of these children. Who would?
Diphtheria, a highly contagious disease,
caused death by suffocation or through dam-
age to the heart or kidneys. The prevailing
treatment at that time was kerosene poured on
a cloth and tied around the patients neckthe
equivalent of ghting a forest re with a gar-
den hose.
The rst successful vaccine for diphtheria
was not developed until 1913 and it would be
another 10 years before deaths began to signif-
icantly decline. The DPT shot protects todays
children not only but diphtheria but pertussis
(whooping cough) and tetanus (lockjaw).
Your children receive a number of dif-
ferent shots, all important to their well-being
and indeed, their lives. Medical science has
made huge advances over the years and some
diseases or injuries that meant almost certain
death in earlier years
are just about unheard
of today. We still hear
about a few of them,
but theyre treatable.
Lets look at a couple
of others.
On Friday
Night the 18th Instant,
expired in the midst
of inexpressible Tor-
tures, in St. Marys
County, Mr. John
Hoskins, a Man of
about 45 or 50 Years
of Age, who about 10
Weeks before was Bit
in the Leg by a Mad
Dog. The Wounds,
which were consider-
able, healed in a small
Time, and no Regard was paid to the Conse-
quences, until the Hydrophobia had begun
to shew itself. On Thursday Evening some
Assistance was called in, and Dr. Jamess
Mercurial Medicines were administered; but
before their Effects could be fairly produced,
Death put an End to his Miseries. At the In-
tervals between his Convulsions, he was per-
fectly sensible, and begged to be so secured
as that he might not do any Person an Injury.
(Maryland Gazette, May 31, 1764).
A cure for this dreaded disease began
about 1885 with Dr. Louis Pasteur. You dont
get inoculated for hydrophobia (rabies), but if
bitten by a rabid animal, there is now help.
In 1910, a young St. Marys County boy
died of polio. The Baltimore Sun reported
that Dr. William Baltzell Burch had diag-
nosed four children with infantile paralysis.
One had already died and three others, the
children of Colton Yates, well seriously ill.
The thought was that Mr. Yates had taken the
infection to his home in his clothing.
The source of the infection was believed
to have come from the blood of a sick sheep,
which was bled by Colton Yates, a colored
farmhand, on September 18. Permeating the
air, the germs of the malady attacked four-
year-old Benjamin Greenwell, son of the late
Senator J. J. Greenwell, of St. Marys county.
The child became ill 12 days after the bleed-
ing of the sheep.
Dr. Burch said that he had soon learned
of the sheep being sick with a peculiar dis-
ease and had tried to make an examination
of the sheeps carcass, but the buzzards had
picked its bones clean.
The doctor had determined that Ben
Greenwell had played around the spot where
the sheep had been bled, and breathed the
germs into his lungs. He died after just four
days the shortest illness from this malady I
have ever known in 21 years experience. His
heart was paralyzed, though he remained con-
scious until the end. After treating the other
children, Dr. Burch directed that the homes
of the Greenwell and Yates families be dis-
infected with formaldehyde. He said that he
thought the Yates children would recover
although one little girls arms and legs were
then paralyzed.
As for the treatment, we usually give
strychnine. We have also been giving qui-
nine. Massage seems to give some relief,
while most of the drugs have been proved to
be useless.
*According to Dr. Robert Bauer, infec-
tion would have occurred by physical contact
with the sheeps remains or blood vs. air.
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Movie Review:
Te Time
Travelers Wife
By Christy Lemire
AP Movie Critic
So lets try to
get this straight
In The Time
Travelers Wife,
Eric Bana plays a
guy named Henry who
jumps around the past,
present and future, only he
cant control where or when he goes. Supposedly, he
also cant control how he gets back where he came from,
except for when he tries certain tricks to place himself in
a state of mind to time travel. Even then theres no way to
guarantee which version of Henry will show up: the same
one who left or a younger or older version of himself.
Still, he manages to hold down a job at a Chicago li-
brary and maintain an apartment, makeshift as it is. The
only constant seems to be that when he shows up at his des-
tination, hes always naked. (Somehow, Henry has found
time between all his travels to hit the gym.)
Hunky as he is, hed be a frustrating guy to fall in love
with, or even date. Women like stability, you know. But Ra-
chel McAdams character, Clare, must be made of stronger
stuff than the rest of us, because not only does she tolerate
Henrys pesky inconsistency, she believes hes her destiny,
and that he has been since the rst time she saw him as
a precocious 6-year-old girl (played by Brooklynn Proulx).
The core of The Time Travelers Wife is their struggle to
stay together.
Director Robert Schwentkes lm, based on the Audrey
Niffenegger best-seller, breezes through their relationship,
including the fact that Clare and Henrys meet-cute is more
like a meet-creepy. Hes a thirty-something man who
shows up wearing no clothes in the meadow behind her
parents house, asks to borrow her picnic blanket and
just starts talking to her. This doesnt freak her out at all
where is the stranger-danger lesson, people? presum-
ably because she knows, even at this tender age, that she
is cosmically meant to be with him.
Maybe its more plausible on the written page or
maybe you just have to be a hopeless romantic, and willing
to shut off the part of your brain that craves logic, to enjoy
this. But strangely, in the script from Bruce Joel Rubin (an
Oscar winner for Ghost, a supernatural love story that ac-
tually made sense) the time-travel gimmick supersedes any
sort of substance, depth or character development.
Bana and McAdams try their best to win us over to
this complicated conceit with enormously earnest perfor-
mances. McAdams shows some of the same dramatic capa-
bilities that helped make her a star in The Notebook. As
for Bana, this is a rare and welcome opportunity to see him
play the romantic lead, for which his dark good looks and
strong presence would seem to make him a natural. And the
ever-reliable character actor Stephen Tobolowsky grounds
things somewhat as the geneticist who tries to help Henry
and Clare forge some sort of normal life.
Still, were left wondering afterward, how do these
people feel about this extraordinary situation in which
theyve found themselves? In theory, indeterminate time
traveling would wreak havoc with even the most mundane
daily activities: grocery shopping, sitting at a red light, par-
ent-teacher conferences.
Speaking of which, Henry and Clare eventually have a
daughter to whom they pass on the time-travel gene, but it
doesnt seem to bother the kid, either. Really? Youre 5 years
old, playing hopscotch with your buddies during recess, and
poof! You disappear. Wouldnt that be slightly disturbing?
The Time Travelers Wife doesnt seem interested in
crawling inside her head, either. Its too busy trying to tug
at our hearts.
(Released by New Line Cinema; Rated PG-13 for the-
matic elements, brief disturbing images, nudity and sexu-
ality; Run time 107 minutes; Two stars out of four.)
By Andrea Shiell
Staff Writer
It takes a fair amount of digging to nd a local band
that performs (mostly) original material. (Its not that they
dont exist, mind you, but this reviewer has noticed they
tend to favor the Baltimore circuit.) And it takes even more
digging to nd bands that have cut an album and enjoy radio
play without a label behind
Such creatures are
rare in Southern Maryland,
where the local bar and
nightclub scene tends to
rely on cover bands who
perform standard sing-
along favorites (Geor-
gia Satellites, anyone?).
Though the rock cover
formula works well (espe-
cially for club owners), to
actually run into a group
that writes and arranges
their own material, while
still proliferating in the areas
nightlife, is too rare not to notice.
But that may be why Lexington Parks ShallowDeep
generates so much buzz.
Bassist and lead vocalist Steve Nelson, 31, started the
band in 2005 but said that personality conicts had led to
several changes over the years, the most recent one happen-
ing when the bands drummer (who shall remain nameless)
quit unexpectedly right before a performance in Baltimore.
There have been multiple lineup changes. I dont
want to go through all the names, theres too many,
said Steve, laughing. I think
we had different opinions on
the way the band was going.
I still believed in the mu-
sic, they didnt, so I kept it
Despite the turnover,
the band has met with a
great deal of success in a
relatively short period of
time, earning recognition
as 98 Rocks band of the
month for April 2009 and
gaining several track-of-
the-day accolades from
The bands 2006 album,
Ammunition, boasts a polished sound and profes-
sional quality, as does the members stage act, but it may
be hard to pinpoint their inuences since there seem to be
so many.
Im a huge fan
of Incubus and El-
ton John, said
Steve, while
guitarist Chris
Frantz listed a
mishmash of
favorites like
Pearl Jam, De-
peche Mode,
Fugazi, Alice
in Chains, Nine
Inch Nails and
the Pixies.
Drummer Joe
Barrick, who has been
splitting his duties as the
drummer for HydraFX to
join ShallowDeep onstage for the
last couple of weeks, couldnt help but lavish his praises on
Panteras Vinnie Paul, which he listed as one of his primary
inuences, though he also brings with him a love for party
bands like Sublime and 311.
And although one can hear traces of all of the afore-
mentioned bands in their set, the material still manages to
distinguish itself.
Of course Saturday afternoon offered little more than
a scant sampling of ShallowDeeps talents, where the trio
were slated to headline the Wounded Warrior benet at
the St. Marys County Elks Lodge off of Chancellors Run
As heavy rains pummeled the ground, soaking their
feet and causing cancellations, they eventually settled on
doing an impromptu opening set for D.C. darlings the Lloyd
Dobler Effect, who were playing at Hulas Bungalow in
California later that night.
After arriving they swept past numerous fans as they
took the stage, stopping to greet many of them by name.
Due to their approachable, almost amiable nature, it
may be safest to say that this trio can
turn on the charm, but they can also
turn up the amps as well. And even
though theyre not sticking with
standard covers (the only cover they
performed was a loud and inventive
version of Michael Jacksons Billy
Jean), the stuff stays with you.
ShallowDeeps next big date
will be at the 2009 Park Rock
Festival, which will be held at
Chancellors Run Regional Park
on September 5 and 6.
For more information
on the band, including mp3s
and performance sched-
ules, go to www.myspace.

Getting Deep in the Shallow End
Steve Nelson, Joe Barrick and
Chris Frantz are ShallowDeep.
Chris Frantz
Joe Barrick
Steve Nelson
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 25


Thursday, August 27
DJ Katie
Calypso Bay Raw Bar (Solomons) 4 p.m.
Fair Warning Irish Pub Band
CJs Back Room (Lusby) 5 p.m.
David Norris
Corbels Fine Dining & Spirits (Leonard-
town) 5 p.m.
BBQ Night
VFW Post 2632 (California) 5:30 p.m.
Chefs American Bistro 6 p.m.
Ladies Night
Fat Boys Country Store (Leonardtown)
7 p.m.
Quiz Night
Buffalo Wings and Beer (Leonardtown)
7:30 p.m.
Ladies Night with DJ Pablo and DJ
Marc Shubrooks
Hulas Bungalow (California) 8 p.m.
Cadillac Jacks (Lexington Park) 9:30
Friday, August 28
DJ Katie
CJs Back Room (Lusby) 3 p.m.
Fair Warning Irish Pub Band
Donovans Pub (California) 5 p.m.
David Norris
DB McMillans Irish Pub and Grill 6
School House Rock LIVE!
Patuxent Presbyterian Church (California)
6:30 p.m.
Randy Riche (jazz piano)
Caf des Aristes (Leonardtown) 6:30
La Plata Summer Concert Series
La Plata Town Hall 7 p.m.
Fourth Friday Movie Night: Rivers &
Joy Lane Healing Center (Hollywood) 7
Free Market Economics Reading
Dunkin Donuts (California) 7:30 p.m.
Bent Nickel
Seabreeze Tiki Bar (Mechanicsville) 8
4 Friends
Chefs American Bistro 8 p.m.**
Matt Garett Acoustic
Brewskis Tavern (Loveville) 9 p.m.**
Roadhouse Band
Apehangers (Bel Alton) 9 p.m.
Jake and Als Chophouse (Lusby) 8 p.m.
Veras Beach Club (Lusby) 9 p.m.
DJ Red Dog & Karaoke
Cryers Back Road Inn (Leonardtown)
9 p.m.
Cadillac Jacks (Lexington Park) 9:30
No Greeen JellyBeenz
Heavy Hitters (Charlotte Hall) 9:30 p.m.
Veras Beach Club (Lusby) 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 29
Broken Stigma
Brewskis Tavern (Leonardtown) 9 p.m.
Breakfast at Applebees/Leahs House
Benet for Leahs House shelter for
women, children in Valley Lee. Apple-
bees off Route 235 at 45480 Miramar Way
in California, 7 a.m. Tickets $8. Pancakes,
sausage, fruit, juice, coffee, iced tea, so-
Chaptico Classic Run
Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall
(Chaptico) 8 a.m.
The 24th running of the Chaptico
Classic benets Alternatives for Youth
and Families. Serious runners compete on
a 10K or 5K T.A.C. certied course de-
scribed by Running Times as one of the
best county road races.
Pre-register by contacting Donna
Bell (301-884-0312 0312 or dbell@alter- or register at 7 on the
day of the race. $30 ($15 for high school
Calvert County Jousting
Christ Episcopal Church (3100 Broomes
Island Rd, Port Republic) 9 a.m.
Raku Party
Annmarie Garden 9 a.m.
Popeye Moore Memorial Bike Ride
To Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
Calvert Elks Lodge (Prince Frederick)
9:30 a.m.
Rush Hour 2
Chancellors Run Regional Park 10 a.m.
Rush Hour is an all day commu-
nity event sponsored by Living Hope
First United Pentecostal Church and the
Southern Maryland community. Rush
Hour includes various events: a Calvert
K9 Search team demonstration, 3-on-3
basketball tournament, 3-point shoot-
out,slam dunk contest, a soccer skills
challenge, Punt, Pass and Kick, Home
Run Derby, antique car show, a play area
for children and more. All events are
free. Food is free for the rst 2000 to ar-
rive. There will be other vendors selling
food as well. Musicians will be playing
all day.
In order to compete in the car show
or competitions, you must register on the
Rush Hour website. The Rush Hour web-
Full Steam Bikini Contest
Veras Beach Club (Lusby) 2 p.m.
Steak Dinner
Hollywood Vol. Rescue Squad 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Tunes: 25
Hour Band &
Leonardtown Square 6 p.m.
Captain John
DB McMillans Pub and Grill (California)
7 p.m.
Phill Vassar & Little Big Town
St. Leonard Vol. Fire Department 7 p.m.
School House Rock LIVE!
Patuxent Presbyterian (California) 8
Seabreeze Tiki Bar (Mechanicsville) 8
Nuttin Fancy Band
CJs Back Room (Lusby) 8 p.m.
Bent Nickel
Andersons Bar (Avenue) 8 p.m.
Beretta Jane
Hulas Bungalow (California) 8 p.m.
4 Friends
Chefs American Bistro 8 p.m.**
One Louder
Veras Beach Club (Lusby) 9 p.m.**
Less Than Broken
Calypso Bay Crab House (Solomons) 9
p.m. **
The Craze
Big Dogs Paradise
(Mechanicsville) 9 p.m.**
Fat Boys Country Store (Leonardtown)
9 p.m.
Karaoke w/ DJ Tommy T & DJ T
Applebees (California) 9 p.m.
Three Sixty
Apehangers (Bel Alton) 9 p.m.
Permanent Damage
Drift Away Bar & Grill
(Cobb Island) 9 p.m.
Fat Boys Country Store
(Leonardtown) 9 p.m.
Fractal Folk with Scott Harsha
Hotel Charles
(Hughesville) 9 p.m.
Country Dance Night
Cadillac Jacks
(Lexington Park) 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 30
Pet Adoptions
Peppers Pet Pantry
(Solomons) 12 noon
Brain Freeze Sundays
Fat Boys Country Store
(Leonardtown) 12 noon
School House Rock LIVE!
Patuxent Presbyterian Church
(California) 3 p.m.
Texas HoldEm Tournament The
Big Game
Izaak Walton Hall
(Hughesville) 3:30 p.m.
5 OClock Somewhere Cruise
Cheeseburger in Paradise
(California) 5 p.m.
Monday, August 31
Margarita Mondays
Fat Boys Country Store (Leonardtown)
12 noon
No Limit Texas HoldEm Bounty
St. Marys County Elks Lodge 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 1
Nature Time at Greenwell
Greenwell State Park
(Hollywood) 10 a.m.
Fair Warning Irish Pub Band
DB McMillans Irish Pub 6 p.m.
Health Care Town Hall Meeting
North Point High School (Waldorf)
7 p.m.
The town hall will provide 5th Dis-
trict citizens an opportunity to discuss the
goals and details of efforts to reform health
care, learn how they will benet from im-
provements to the system, and voice their
views and questions to the Congressman.
Doors to the town hall meeting will
open at 6:00 p.m.
Event capacity is 1000. Entry will be
granted on a rst come rst serve basis.
Parking is available in the high school
parking lot after 5:00 p.m.
Citizens can nd more information on
health reform, including fact sheets and a
summary of the bill under consideration in
the U.S. House, on Congressman Hoyers
website at
Cadillac Jacks
(Lexington Park) 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 2
Why Snooze When You Can Crooze
Arbys Parking Lot (Leonardtown) 5
Captain John
DB McMillans Irish Pub 5:30 p.m.
Learn to Line Dance
Hotel Charles (Hughesville) 7 p.m.

**Approximate time, call venue to
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 26
& More
On The Vine
On The Menu
To Enjoy Wine Raise
a Glass, But What Kind?
Associated Press Writer
OAKVILLE, Calif. (AP) Can a fancier glass add class to your
Stemware manufacturers certainly think so, offering vari-
etal-specic designs that supposedly enhance whatever you care to
To Maximilian Riedel (rhymes with needle), CEO of Riedel
Crystal, a glass is the ``messenger that shapes and delivers wine in
a nuanced manner inuenced by slight changes in the design, such
as a bigger bowl or narrower rim.
``There is no one glass that can showcase every wine, he said
as he led a recent tasting seminar in the Napa Valley.
Conventional wisdom holds that sparkling wines keep their
bubbles better in skinny utes. Heavier whites, such as a chardon-
nay, usually are served in glasses with a fairly large bowl; red wines
generally are served in ``tulip style glasses, with the rim slightly
narrower than the bowl. And there are plenty of variations of each.
But there also are plenty of skeptics.
``The glass doesnt know what kind of wine is in there, points
out Joshua Wesson, a former sommelier and co-founder of Best Cel-
lars, wine stores selling inexpensive wines. ``Good wine is good
wine and good taste will win out regardless of the vessel.
Theres not a lot of science on the subject, hardly surprising
since wine tasting is highly subjective.
Greg Hirson, an enology graduate student at the University of
California, Davis, recently studied how glass shape affects the smell
of a wine (smell is a considerable component of avor). He analyzed
aroma compounds in the ``headspace or upper portion of a glass,
then had human testers sniff the wine.
The shape of the glass did seem to have some effect. A glass
with a wider bowl (base) and narrower rim, say a typical Bordeaux
glass, did seem to make wine more intense to the human testers.
But the effect was small, and, Hirson points out, intensifying avor
doesnt guarantee improved taste.
Which is not to say he doesnt like a ne wine in a ne glass.
``Theres certainly an emotional aspect to tasting wine out of
an expensive glass, he said. ``You feel differently. You feel like its
more of an event. Theres the whole pomp and circumstance about
drinking wine out of a glass and I think it will change your per-
ception of the wine tasting, but I dont think it actually changes the
These days, Riedel has an extensive line of wine glasses, includ-
ing a recent addition designed specically for Oregon pinot noir after
producers in that region made a case that their wines were unique
enough to merit the distinction.
Wesson agrees that glass shape affects aromatics to some extent
and calls Riedel glasses ``beautiful. But glass shape cant change
the ultimate degree of pleasure that you take from drinking, he
said, calling wine tasting ``a binary exercise _ thumbs up or thumbs
He needs ``four glasses on my desert island. Stemless for ev-
eryday drinking, an all-purpose wine glass for red, one with a slight-
ly larger bowl for white and a ute for bubbly.
On the other hand, Mary Ewing-Mulligan, owner and president
of International Wine
Center in New York,
has ``dozens of wine
glasses at home.
She concedes
that thinking about
glass shape ``is a little
bit geeky, but is con-
vinced that glass de-
sign can affect wine
taste, to the point that
she once took her own
glasses to a favorite
restaurant that was us-
ing inferior stemware.
``The glass de-
nitely is the delivery
system and the pro-
cess of delivering is
denitely relevant,
she said.
Healthy Bites
On the
Best Cellers:
International Wine Center:
Seafood And Hearty Pasta
Make Easy Summer Dinner
AP Food Editor
In my kitchen, versatility trumps all. A
recipe that isnt fussy makes it easier for me to
cater not only to my tastes, but also to my sched-
ule, lifestyle and budget.
Take this recipe for gnocchi with lobster
and peas. The lobster adds a decadent splurge
to an easy weekday meal. But if lobster isnt in
your budget, frozen cooked shrimp or canned
lump crabmeat are ne, fast and more afford-
able alternatives.
If you decide to go for the lobsters (this
recipe calls for the meat of two small ones), have
them cooked in the grocers seafood department
while you shop. This saves you time and mess,
and usually is free.
Shelf-stable fresh gnocchi also are a lush
choice that cook in just minutes, but any pasta
would work. Cheese-lled ravioli or tortellini
would be especially nice. If time is more impor-
tant than money, stick with fresh pastas, which
cook much faster than dry varieties.
The sauce for the pasta and seafood is
made from creme fraiche, which resembles
cream cheese but is softer and has a more neu-
tral avor. Ricotta cheese or whipped cream
cheese are great, less expensive options.
Creamy No-Cream Pies for Summer
For The Associated Press
If youre aiming for silky, creamy desserts, you
generally need heaps of fat. Cream and custard pies,
for example, often call for whole milk, several table-
spoons of butter, four to ve eggs, even heavy cream.
But it is possible to get the creamy feel without all
the fat. Cream and custard pies basically have a pud-
ding as their base, and there are plenty of ways to rep-
licate that without indulging too much.
For any pie, using fruit as a topping is a great way
to avoid the fat and calories that come from either a top
crust or a whipped cream topping.
Start to nish: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, thinly
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 cup frozen peas
16-ounce package gnocchi or
other pasta
1 cup creme fraiche or ricotta
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (more or
less to taste)
1 1/2 cups cooked lobster,
shrimp or lump crabmeat (about
two 1-pound lobsters, meat from
the claws, tails and knuckles)
Salt and ground black pepper,
to taste
In a large skillet over medi-
um-high, heat the olive oil. Add
the onion, garlic and thyme,
then saute until the onion is soft,
about 4 minutes. Add the peas,
stir well, then cover the skillet
and reduce heat to low.
Meanwhile, bring a large
saucepan of salted water to a
boil. Add the gnocchi and cook
according to package directions.
Drain the gnocchi and set aside.
Uncover the skillet and in-
crease the heat to medium-high.
Add the creme fraiche or ricotta
and hot sauce, tossing well until
the dairy melts into a smooth
sauce. Stir in the lobster or other
seafood and heat until warmed
through. Season with salt and
Add the gnocchi to the sea-
food mixture and toss gently to
coat. Serve immediately.
For the lling:
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose our
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
1 large egg white
14-ounce can nonfat sweetened
condensed milk
1 cup nonfat buttermilk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 frozen 9-inch deep-dish pie shell
For the topping:
3 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat the oven to 325 F.
To make the lling, in a small
bowl, stir together the sugar, our,
salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk to-
gether the eggs and egg white. Add
the condensed milk, buttermilk,
lemon juice and vanilla, whisking
thoroughly. Whisk in the reserved
sugar mixture.
Pour the lling into the pie
shell. Bake for about 50 minutes, or
until the lling is set and the top is
lightly golden. Transfer the pie to a
rack to cool until lukewarm, about
20 minutes.
Meanwhile, to make the blue-
berry topping, in a small saucepan
over low, stir 1 cup of the blueber-
ries until they start to become juice,
about 2 minutes. Add the sugar and
stir until dissolved.
Increase the heat to medium
and let the blueberries simmer,
stirring occasionally, until they are
thickened, about 4 minutes. Re-
move from the heat and stir in the
cinnamon and the remaining 2 cups
of blueberries. Set aside to cool un-
til lukewarm, about 15 minutes.
Spread the blueberry mix-
ture over the top of the pie. Serve
warm, or cover with plastic wrap
lightly coated with nonstick spray
and refrigerate.
Nutrition information per
serving (values are rounded to the
nearest whole number): 370 calo-
ries; 74 calories from fat; 8 g fat (3
g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 57 mg
cholesterol; 66 g carbohydrate; 9 g
protein; 1 g ber; 337 mg sodium.
Start to nish: 1 hour 20 minutes (20 minutes active) Servings: 8
The County Times
Thursday, August 27, 2009 27
By Shelby Oppermann
Contributing Writer
I cant believe it! Archie Andrews has -
nally proposed to someone after 65 years and
its Veronica, not Betty. How could this hap-
pen? Archie is choosing nancial security over
loyalty. After all, Archie has had a hard time
holding down jobs. Does the economy affect
the world of comic book stars? This probably
doesnt mean much in the scheme of things,
but as I was listening to this breaking news on
NPR, I felt the urge to go buy an Archie com-
ic. I guess that was the point. Hearing all this
brought back warm memories of sitting curled
up on my bed or under a tree enjoying every
word and picture. Comic books, Slurpees and
transistor radios were wonderful childhood
summertime joys.
NPR did a funny little skit on the proposal
event with Archie telling Veronica, I know
youve waited 65 years for this proposal, but
may I tell you that you dont look a day over
16. Veronica replied, Archie, does this mean
youll nally quit singing that song, Sugar,
Sugar after we are married? In the back-
ground, you could hear Betty screaming from
outside the jewelry store window, Archie,
NOOOO! even has a blog
for all of the Riverdale residents in the series.
of an

Veronica is Ronnie on her blog.
Not that I have actually read a comic book
in almost 40 years, but I loved them as a child,
and had a huge collection. It helped that I grew
up less than mile from a 7/11 store. I had my
almost daily trek by bike or foot to get a Slur-
pee, hotdog or candy. The highlight was picking
out which comics to get: Archie, The Fantastic
Four, Batman or all. At that time you could even
buy albums at 7/11s. My rst two albums were
Mungo Jerry and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
I wish I had saved some of those comics,
but I gave them all away as prizes at my little
(side yard instead of back yard) MDA carnival.
Remember those. It took several trips in my
radio yer wagon to bring all the comic books
over to our extra lot. (You might know that now
as Joes El Ranchos parking lot in Clinton). I
just looked the carnivals up for fun to see if they
still promote them. And, lo and behold, on the
MDA news site there is an article titled Return
of rite of Summer backyard carnivals. All
the games I remember were there. Even though
they send you a carnival packet, it was encour-
aged that you use what games, sports equip-
ment, and toys you had around the house. I even
used the landscape. I can recall a tree that had
this low, strong branch that I told kids they could
ride up and down on. 25 cents a ride. What a
great thing it was for kids to think up new ways
to utilize old stuff. We were recycling then and
didnt know it. Well, you could also get 5 cents
back on every Coke or Grape Nehi bottle then
Somebody somewhere in Maryland is list-
ing my old comics on EBay right now. Once in
a while I think, Boy, I wish I had those comics
still. They must be worth quite a bit of money
now. But, then I think I did the right thing by
having the carnival. I was trained to give toys
away. I woke up one Saturday morning to
nd my Father walking across the street to our
neighbors house pulling my wagon lled with
toys and games. It was quite a shock to a little
kid. But, Daddy, in his calm way explained that
the couples grandkids didnt have many toys,
and would enjoy these so much. You didnt ar-
gue with Daddy, he was just practical, and was
not one to put much stock in possessions.
Both my sons enjoyed comic books, and
we would have fun nding comic book stores
to explore. I was a mean Mother, and didnt al-
low video games. They were so deprived. My
Mother, Grandma Dearest, bought them Nin-
tendo 64, but I wouldnt allow them to bring it
home. They had to play it at Grandmas. She
was wicked in her way. A trip to Grandmas by
themselves for the weekend meant trips to 7/11
for donuts, candy, a stop on the way back for
spaghetti makings at Nicks, and then a stop at
Shulers Restaurant to get some lottery tickets.
Then back at her house it was hi-test coffee,
Nintendo, and ve dogs. What more could a kid
want? It seemed normal to them.
I really hope that Archie reconsiders and
proposes to Betty instead. Hes just going to
get hurt with Veronica. Can he really only want
beauty queen looks, money, and shallow con-
versation in other words be a kept man? I just
heard an answer for that question from the other
room. I think I need a security blanket and an
old comic to curl up with.
To each new days adventure,
Please send comments or ideas to: shelbys.
Archie Daze
Creature Feature
By Theresa Morr
Contributing Writer
Can you imagine spending all day
splashing and wallowing around in water and
mud? How about having lips about two feet
wide and canine teeth 20 inches or longer?
Yikes! Now add a big bulky hairless body,
grayish on top and pinkish underneath; some
short stubby legs; small ears; and a very
broad head. Why, youd be a hippopotamus,
or river horse! The name comes from the
Greek words hippo, meaning horse, and
potamus, meaning river. And thats where
these king-sized fellows hang out --- the
freshwater rivers and lakes of east Africa.
Hunky hippos. These semi-aquatic
mammals grow up to be humongous, like
about 3 tons worth. In fact, these heavy-
weights are among the big three of the
largest living land mammals, trailing behind
elephants and white rhinos. With eyes, ears,
and nose positioned atop their heads, along
with super hearing, sight, and smell, hippos
can easily keep tabs on whats happening
around their neighborhood.
Underwater wonders. Hippos move
easily underwater but can only stay under for
about six minutes at a time. And when fully
submerged, their nose and ears close so wa-
ter cant get in. They can even prance along
on the bottom of a river or lake. And if a hip-
po happens to nod off underwater, its no big
deal. These big boys automatically rise to the
surface and breathe without waking up! But
younger hippos can only stay un-
der for about 30 seconds at a time.
Pretty awesome stuff, huh?
Keeping cool. Since hippos
are hairless and have no sweat
glands, the hot tropical African
climate is hard on their skin. But
Mother Nature comes to the res-
cue with her awesome built-in sun-
screen: A reddish oily substance seeps
out of the hippos body, keeping them
cool and protecting their skin from drying
out. And in case youre wondering about that
at, swatter-like tail, well, the hippo uses it to
spread its excrement around, which is just a
way of marking its territory.
These animals communicate with one
another through lots of snorts, hisses, grunts,
bellows, along with some very serious head
banging. Youve probably seen them on
Animal Planet, challenging one another with
their huge open mouths, long canine teeth,
and ramming their heads together like giant
sledgehammers. Ouch!
Hippos are herbivores, meaning they
like to chow down on plants. As darkness
descends, they come out of their watering
holes to graze on their favorite short grasses.
Hippo groups are made up of females, their
young, a few young adult males, and are led
by one large male bull.
Natural born swimmers. Baby hippos
are born on land or in shallow water, ready to
swim at a chunky 50 to 100 pounds. Mamma
hippo nudges her water baby to the surface
for its rst breath, and she also nurses the
newborn underwater.
Hippos live about 20 to 40 years in the
wild and about 50 years in captivity. Like
many wild African animals, they are threat-
ened by habitat loss and by poachers who sell
the hippos meat and teeth.
To learn lots more about hippos, includ-
ing the rare Pygmy species, check out www. /nat ure/ hippo/ ml.
Comments to
River Rompers
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4. Physicist Georg Simon
7. Very fast airplane
10. Electronic
12. Containing nothing
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15. Alternate name
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Samantha Leigh Marshall, 15, of California, earned
several awards when she competed as a state nalist in
the Miss Maryland American Junior Teen Pageant
on July 8-10 in Camp Hill, Pa.
Contestants were scored in three major
categories escorted formal wear, personal
introduction, and personal interviews with
each of the judges. Marshall, a sophomore
at Great Mills High School, received
a trophy and roses when she was se-
lected as 1st runner up in the overall
Marshall also participated in
several additional pageant competi-
tions including cheerleading, talent,
actress, modeling, spokesmodel
(speech), and Spirit of America.
She received a trophy and cash
prize for winning the combined Ju-
nior Teen Teen Talent Competition
with her self-choreographed tap
dance routine. She also received a
trophy and cash prize for winning the
combined Junior Teen Teen Spokes-
model (Speech) Competition for her
speech on loyalty.
She received trophies for being the
1st runner-up in the actress competition,
1st runner-up in the cheer competition, 2nd
runner-up in the modeling competition, and
for winning the Most Recommendations com-
petition. She also received a Spirit of America tro-
phy and a trophy for being a state nalist.
Marshall was crowned with a tiara and received a
trophy and a bouquet of roses when she was crowned
as the Miss Maryland Jr. Teen
Hostess for her outstanding
program participation.
She qualied to compete
at the Miss American Junior
Teen National pageant to be
held at the Hilton in Walt Dis-
ney World in Orlando, Fla., in
November 2009.
Marshall attends Holy
Face Catholic Church, where
she is an altar server. She
has taken ballet, tap, jazz,
and show dance classes for
12 years at the Bunny Bailey
Studio of Dance. She recently
auditioned and was selected
for the Senior Show Troupe
at Gracies Guys and Gals
Dance Studio and is enrolled
in several Senior Show Troupe
classes to include ballet, tap,
jazz, gymnastics, and hip hop
dance classes.
She loves to compete and
is on the Mason Dixon com-
petitive gymnastics squad in
the St. Marys Recreation and
Parks gymnastics program.
She is an honor roll student
and sophomore at Great Mills
High School.
Marshall Named 1st
Runner Up in Teen Pageant
Samantha Marshall is a soph-
omore at Great Mills High
Submitted Photo
Samantha Marshall, 15, of California, earned several awards and
trophies when she competed as a state nalist in the Miss Maryland
American Junior Teen Pageant on July 8-10 in Camp Hill, Penn.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 32
Hi, my name is Sarge and Im a gorgeous
fve year old Black Labrador Retriever. I get
along great with just about every animal.
My foster home has ferrets, cats, and a
smaller dog and we all get along just fne.
I love playing with children, swimming,
riding in the car and going on walks. Id
make a perfect family dog! Im up to date
on vaccinations, neutered, house trained,
and identifcation micro chipped. For
more information, please contact Kathy
at or call
Second Hope Rescue at 240-925-0628.
Ask about reduced adoption fees for Sec-
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a Home Adoptathon, going on now until
September 30, 2009.
Please Adopt, Dont Shop!
Larry Ulm, of Compton, left, and Brian Corbin, of Lexington Park, show off their custom rides on Aug. 22, at a fundraising car show and bikini car
wash in Callaway to benet the 13-year-old son of Theresa Parsons of Lusby, a single mom who died July 29 of breast cancer at only 28 years old.
Additional donations for Theresas son can be sent to 17107 Claireld Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, c/o Terry Parsons. Ulm stands by his 1931
Ford Tudor, and Corbin is with his 2004 custom Scion XB. The event was sponsored by Wicked Intentions Automotive Customs in Callaway.
Benefit for Theresa Parsons
By Andrea Shiell
Staff Writer
Saturdays music festival to support the
Wounded Warrior Project, a national organi-
zation that assists wounded combatants with
supplies, prosthetics and physical therapy,
promised to be a big draw, but unfortunately
Mother Nature seemed to have other ideas as
storms drowned out the event, which was to
be held at the St. Marys County Elks Lodge.
John Winters, a past president of the St.
Marys County Elks Lodge, said that four
bands were scheduled to play: Below Six,
Others May Fall, guitarist Steve Caldwell and
ShallowDeep, which was scheduled to head-
line the show.
We started planning
this a year ago when we
set the whole year for the
schedule so wed re-
ally just like to thank the bands because they
came in for free and donated their time for the
Wounded Warrior Project, Winters said.
Other contributors were Personalized
Touch Catering from Hollywood and Guy
Distributing, which provided beer and liquor.
Fred Heather, the director for the Power
Jam Music Alliance, provided sound equip-
ment and tents. Heather also heads the com-
mittee that organizes the annual Park Rock
Fest, which will be held at Chancellors Run
Regional Park on Sept. 5 and 6.
As for the biggest challenge in
putting together Sat-
event, Winters said his only concern had been
the weather. We can control everything, but
not Mother Nature, he said.
The Elks Lodge is hoping to raise $20,000
for the Wounded Warrior Project with a year
of scheduled events, including a dinner and
Elvis impersonator show on Sept. 19, an Ok-
toberfest celebration on Oct. 17, and a charity
ball on Nov. 21.
In the meantime those present still
took some time to enjoy
themselves as the bands moved inside for a
short, informal acoustic set before leaving.
Winters said they had no rain date sched-
uled, but that they planned to do another mu-
sic festival in the future.
Well do it again, denitely, he said.
Wounded Warrior Music Festival Rained Out
Photo By Sean Rice
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 33
On Aug. 18 seven ladies from the Company 9 Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Aux-
iliary paid a surprise visit to 95-year-old Helen Smith, their oldest living member, at the St. Marys County
Nursing Center in Leonardtown to have an informal reunion.
Pictured in the front row from left to right: Sue Powell, Helen Smith and Ruth Baldwin. In the back
row: Judy Powell, Paula Ayres, Gwen Philpot, Marilyn Statler and Doris Lehman.
Surprise Visit
Photo Submitted By Tom Gasch
L ibrary Items
Movie series ends Friday
The Afternoon Movie Musical series at
Lexington Park ends this Friday, Aug.
28, at 2 p.m. with Mama Mia!, a ro-
mantic comedy in which Sophie invites
three fellows who might be her father
to her moms Greek island for her wed-
ding. Free, snacks provided.

Adventure Passport ends Monday
Aug. 31 is the last day for children to
bring in their stamped Adventure Pass-
ports to receive a free Brusters ice
cream coupon and earn chances for
Sally Walkers book, Written in Bone.
Children ages 5-12 can still pick up
an Adventure Passport at any library
and visit ve of the 10 sites listed to

Basic computer skills classes
New computer users can register for
free classes at Lexington Park Library
from 2-4 p.m.: Introduction to Comput-
ers, Sept. 2; Introduction to Windows,
Sept. 9; Introduction to the Internet,
Sept. 16; and Introduction to E-mail,
Sept. 23. Introduction to Keyboarding
is being offered Sept. 16 from 5:30-7:30

Teens invited to TAG meetings
The TAG (Teen Advisory Group) will
meet at Lexington Park at 4 p.m. on
Sept. 1; at Charlotte Hall at 5 p.m. on
Sept. 10 and at Leonardtown at 5:30
p.m. on Sept. 10. Teens are invited to
help plan teen library programs and
meet other teens. Snacks provided.
Library card boosts performance
Studies show that children who use
the library regularly perform better in
school. Library cards can be obtained
at any branch or online. Proof of ad-
dress is required.
The Girl Scouts will hold their an-
nual Girl Scout Information Sessions
throughout St. Marys County during
your schools Back to School Night!
A yer with more information will
be sent home with students during the
rst few weeks of school.
Girl Scout Information Sessions
are open to all adults and girls interested
in nding out more about Girl Scouting
in their community. Information will
be available about getting involved as
an adult and a girl. Girl Scouting is
for all girls in grades K-12. As a girl in
Girl Scouting if you can dream it with
caring and giving adults we can make
it happen together! We have a variety
of volunteer positions that offer an op-
portunity to work with other adults or
to work with girls. We can work around
the time you have to give. Whether it
be weekly, monthly, short term or for a
once a year project we have a position
for you. You dont have to be a Mom
to be a Girl Scout Volunteer. Our list
of volunteers include single individuals,
adults from the work force, college stu-
dents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, mem-
bers of the Armed Services, teachers,
moms, dads and grandparents - if you
are a caring adult you can and should be
a Girl Scout Volunteer!
Our girls need you to help fulll
their dreams. Come to a Girl Scout
Information Session near you and nd
out how! We look forward to seeing
you there. Remember Girl Scouting is
for everyone!
For more information you may call
the Girl Scout Ofce at 301-638-5373;
800-834-1702 ext. 4020 or e-mail at: or visit us at www. and click on Girl Scout
Night Ticket.
Celebrate Marylands rst families
on Woodland Indian Discovery Day,
Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Histor-
ic St. Marys City. Children of all ages
are invited to try archery, bead making,
rattle making, cordage, int knapping,
and other skills practiced by the native
Yaocomaco people. Learn about tradi-
tional dances from the Tayac Territory
Dancers and try some steps with the
dancers. Discover how the Woodland
Indians made stone tools, cured animal
hides for clothing, started res without
matches, and cooked over an open re.
Event hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Special activities are included in gen-
eral admission to the museum: $10.00
adult, $6 students, $8 seniors, and $3.50
for children age 6-12. Children 5 and
younger visit free.
Historic St. Marys City is a mu-
seum of living history and archaeology
located in scenic tidewater Southern
Maryland. For more information, call
1-800-762-1634, 240-895-4990, or visit
the museums web site, www.stmarysc-
Woodland Indian
Discovery Day
Girl Scouts
Please Join Us
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 34
Girls Lacrosse Tryouts Coming
The Jets Elite travel lacrosse club will be conducting tryouts Oct. 4 and/or
Nov. 1, Dorsey Park, football eld. High school graduation years 2011/12/13/14
9 a.m.-12 p.m., High school graduation years 2015/16/17 - 1:00pm-4:00pm.
For more information, go to or contact Ken McIlhenny at
Womens League Standings
Division I

Wins Losses Games Back
1. CCE 23 2 0
2. Just Us 20 2 1.5
3. Bud Light 19 3 2.5
4. Southern 20 4 2.5
Division II

Wins Losses Games Back
1. Back Road 19 7 0
2. Knight Life 12 10 5
3. Andersons 13 11 5
4. Capt. Sams 10 12 7
5. Simms 10 12 7
6. DDI 7 14 9.5
Division III

Wins Losses Games Back
1. Xtreme 5 20 0
2. Knockouts 3 22 2
3. Coor Light 2 22 2.5
4. Moose 1 23 3.5
Games Through Tues., Aug 25
Womens Softball News
Womens Regular
Season Schedule
Mon., Aug. 31
Bud Light vs. Just Us at
Chancellors Run Park, 6:30 p.m.
Dew Drop/Two Point Construction/
PJs Autobody/Bryan Jones Paint
vs. Captain Sams
at Captain Sams, 6:30 p.m.
Dew Drop/Two Point Construction/
PJs Autobody/Bryan Jones Paint vs. Simms
at The Brass Rail, 8 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 2
Southern vs. Bud Light at Chancellors
Run Park, 6:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Custom Embroidery vs. Just Us
at Chancellors Run Park, 6:30 p.m.
Knight Life vs. Simms at The Brass Rail, 6:30 p.m.
Knight Life vs. Captain Sams at The Brass Rail, 7 p.m.
End of Regular Season
Public Meeting About Youth Football
The Recreation and Parks Citizen Advisory Board monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept.3, at
5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Chesapeake Building, 41770 Baldridge Street, located on the Govern-
mental Center campus in Leonardtown.
A presentation that outlines the proposed future role of Recreation and Parks in the management of St.
Marys County youth football will begin at 6:30 p.m. Interested youth football league volunteers and parents are
invited to attend to hear this presentation and to express their views.
For more information call Kathy Bailey at (301) 475-4200 ext. 1811 or e-mail kathy.bailey@co.saint-marys.
Soccer/Roller Hockey
The countys Recreation & Parks department will be holding registration
for Adult Indoor Soccer and Adult Roller Hockey at Leonard Hall Recreation
Center on Thursday, Sept. 3, 7-9 p.m. For more information, go to the Recreation
& Parks Web site at or
call Kenny Sothoron at 301-475-4200, ext. 1830.
Ice Hockey Registration
Registration is under way for
Southern Maryland Sabres recreation-
al ice hockey.
Register in person from 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. on Sept. 8 and Sept. 10 at the
Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf or regis-
ter online at
The Southern Maryland Sabres
Hockey Club recreational program is
designed to provide hockey players an
opportunity to learn and develop skills
in a team setting; it is also designed to
assure equal opportunity to participate
for all skill levels.
Players of all skill levels are wel-
come; no tryouts required.
The cost is $500 for the Mite/
Atom Cross-Ice Program (18 practices,
jamborees, monthly skills clinics) and
$750 for the Squirts/PeeWee, Bantam
program (18 practices, 8 home games,
The season begins in October and
runs through the end of February/early
Rec teams participate in the Capi-
tal Corridor Hockey League, which
is part of the Southeastern District of
USA Hockey (
The Sabres home arena is the
Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf (www.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 35
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By Chris Stevens
Staff Writer
LEONARDTOWN The year 2008 was
just about a perfect year for the Leonardtown
girls soccer team literally.
The Raiders capped an 18-0-1 season with a
3-1 victory over Quince Orchard in the 4A cham-
pionship game this past November, but with 10
of those players now Leonardtown graduates,
head coach Jennifer Henderson is aware that it is
indeed a brand new year.
It is an honor to be the defending state
champion, but it also puts a target on our
back, said Henderson, now entering her
16th season in charge at Leonardtown.
Everyone will be rallying to try and
knock us off.
Its pretty much a new year, says
senior right
d e f e n d e r
R a c h e l
W e
def i ni t el y
have high
e x p e c t a -
tions, but we
just have to
play our game
and it will pay
[Last year]
is going to inuence
how we play, says
fellow senior Teresa
Paz. But were go-
ing to start fresh.
The list of re-
turning players for
Leonardtown is im-
pressive (Eversole,
Taelar Errington,
Paz, Johanna Rambo,
Cara McLaughlin and
Rachel Lynn head the
list), but the players
that have graduated
is just as important.
All-SMAC standouts
Emily Gehrig, Alex
Evitts and goalkeep-
er Dana ONeill are
now playing college
soccer and Hender-
son is aware that it
will be difcult to re-
place those players.
You cant re-
place the blazing
speed of Alex Evitts,
the fast footwork of
Emily Gehrig and
the experienced
goalkeeping of Dana
ONeill, Hender-
son said. Those are
tough shoes to ll,
but this years play-
ers bring their own
unique strengths.
Eversole and Paz, instead of trying to re-
place the departed seniors, will look to pick up
on their leadership skills and guide the Raiders
through the regular season and the playoffs.
We looked up to last years seniors, so
were trying to take on their roles that they
passed down to us, Eversole said.
Paz, who got the Raiders to the state play-
offs with the game-winning goal in the 4A East
nals, agreed.
Its important because we have to motivate
the team, she said of leadership duties. Weve
been through it already.
Hendersons expectations are simple ex-
pecting the team to improve each game. Win-
ning a state championship was an incredible
feeling. We will always cherish it, she said. But
this years team will look to create their own
identity and their own legacy.
Defending State
Champ Leonardtown
Looking Forward
Herndon Feels
Hornets Can
Break Through
By Chris Stevens
Staff Writer
After taking a step forward by bouncing Westlake 2-0 in last seasons 3A South
rst round, Great Mills girls soccer coach Amy Herndon is aware of the challenges
that face the Hornets in a new region, but she and her team are focused on Southern
Maryland Athletic Conference play rst.
Our focus is do well in the conference, Herndon
said when asked about Great Mills move to the
Class 4A Eastern region starting this year.
[Class] 4A is a different brand of com-
petition, but SMAC is our aim right now,
she said.
With talented players in virtually
every class, Herndon, in her fth season
as head coach of the team, believes the
time is right for Great Mills to move
up in the conference standings.
Its going to take them play-
ing together as a team, and I think
theyre up to it, she said.
Seniors Jessica Manning, Ali-
son Hallock and Goalkeeper Shan-
non Barr, juniors Hope Ironmonger
and Candice Taiwah and sopho-
mores Brittany Sellers and Court-
ney Bartsch are the leading return-
ing players, and with a solid nucleus
in place, Herndons season goals may
be well within reach.
Id like to see more consistency,
see the team go .500 and get to the top
half of the conference, she said. I want
to see teams come in and expect a game
from us.
Herndon expects to make some
technical adjustments on the eld this
season, particularly pursuing and chal-
lenging for balls out of the air, a huge key
for Great Mills last season.
As the team continues to improve
season by season (the Hornets went from
two wins to 2007 to
six last year), Herndon
is encouraged by its
Weve gotten
a lot better over the
years, she said, noting
that spring and sum-
mer play in various
leagues has helped
the Hornets become
a better team as the
season begins.
The program
has come a long
With the future
looking bright for
Great Mills girls
soccer, Herndon is
ready for the season
and believes her
team is also.
working hard and
happy, theyre very
optimistic about
this year as am I,
she said.
Brittany Sellers, shown here in the Hornets
2-0 playoff win over Westlake this past Oc-
tober, is one player Great Mills coach Amy
Herndon expects to step up in 2009.
Candice Taiwah (right) is one of several juniors returning to the
Great Mills girls soccer team.
Photo By Frank Marquart
Photo By
Chris Stevens
Photo By Chris Stevens
Leonardtowns Sydney Dishman leads her teammates in exercises during practice
on Monday.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 36
By Ronald N. Guy Jr.
Contributing Writer
Kyle Busch knows NAS-
CAR fans dont like him. But
guess what? He doesnt care.
In fact, he relishes his role as
racings antagonist, its villain.
He carries a sense of entitle-
ment rarely found in a sport
full of humble drivers who are
genuinely honored to compete
in motorsports crown jewel
In victory or defeat,
Busch is the classic spoiled
brat. Hell introduce your
favorite driver to the wall if
thats what it takes to win,
soak in the boo birds from bit-
ter fans and smile back with a
deant, smug smirk from vic-
tory lane. When he loses he
pouts like a 3-year-old, blam-
ing his under-perform-
ing car an indirect shot
at his Joe Gibbs Racing
team or your favorite driver
for being incompetent and not
staying out of his way. For
these antics he deservesare
you readythe deep appre-
ciation of race fans.
What!?!?, you say?
Yes, I realize youd be hard
pressed to nd Buschs #18
sticker in a vehicles back win-
dow on our Southern Mary-
land roadways (and if you did
itd probably be at the end of
a natures calling rainbow
courtesy a certain comic strip
character), but Busch deserves
a tip of our caps. Im serious.
Consider this
There is perhaps no
mainstream sport that has felt
the effects of the economic
downturn more than NAS-
CAR. With the cars, drivers
and tracks saturated with ad-
vertisements, its obviously a
sport heavily dependent on
the suddenly scarce corporate
sponsorship dollar. Unlike
baseball, football or basket-
ball sports played with a
rawhide, pigskin and leather
ball, respectively NAS-
CAR requires a car (yes, I
am the master of the obvi-
ous) to compete and these
arent the best of times for car
It is reasonable to ask if
companies receiving federal
bailout money should even
be involved with recreational
sport. Further, in response to
economic realities, NASCAR
has seen a signicant consoli-
dation of teams; a contraction
that nearly cost it the name
of its King, Richard Petty,
among its ownership ranks.
With that gloomy backdrop,
NASCAR needs a reason -
any reason - to watch.
On race day, butts in
the seats and eyes on the T.V.
are what sells those corpo-
rate sponsorships and makes
NASCAR a viable business
model for GM, Chrysler and
Ford. In such challenging
times youd like to think a
sport could lean on its biggest
star to boost its standings on
Sportscenters nightly count-
down, but Dale Earnhardt
Jr., NASCARs most popular
driver, isnt anywhere near
championship-relevant and is
rarely in contention. So if you
cant market your good, so
to speak, the next best thing is
to promote your evil. Its not
without precedent.
What would the show
Dallas, Batman and Jesus
have been without J.R., the
Joker, and the Devil? Hey if
a marketable element of evil
helped a T.V. show, a famous
comic book character and
Christianity, it could work for
NASCAR too, right? Well,
sure, but evils hanging by a
Despite his win last
week at Bristol Motor Speed-
way, Busch is a precarious
13th in points with two races
remaining before NASCARs
Chase for the Champion-
ship, a format where the top
12 drivers compete for the
Sprint Cup title. With its hero
(Earnhardt Jr.) a lost cause, it
would behoove everyone for
Busch to remain in the cham-
pionship discussion for the
duration of the season. With
many of todays drivers be-
ing more polished, humdrum
corporate sponsors than raw,
uncensored competitors,
Busch is a throwback to bris-
tly, unapologetic drivers of
yesteryear. Scan the list of
the top NASCAR drivers and
tell me who moves the needle.
Jimmy Johnson, for all his
success, quickens no ones
pulse. Even the normally
petulant Tony Stewart has
become the model of mature
behavior now that hes also a
team owner.
When The Chase
starts, I want someone whos
willing to commit ungentle-
manly acts and is incapable
of controlling his immature
behaviorall for the sake of
victory. Moreover, I want
to be able to contrast good
and evil as the plot unfolds.
Thats entertaining. And
isnt entertainment the point
for sports fans? Kyle Busch
knows NASCAR fans dont
like him. Thank goodness he
doesnt care.
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Thurs., Aug. 27
Boys Soccer
Great Mills at North Point (Scrimmage), 4 p.m.
Leonardtown at McDonough (Scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Field Hockey
Great Mills at La Plata (Scrimmage), 4 p.m.
Girls Soccer
La Plata at Great Mills (Scrimmage), 4 p.m.
Great Mills/Leonardtown at Chopticon (Scrimmage), 4:30 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 28
Boys Soccer
St. Marys Ryken at Archbishop Carroll, 4 p.m.
Maret at Great Mills (Scrimmage), 4 p.m.
Chopticon at C.H. Flowers (Scrimmage), 5 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 29
Field Hockey
St. Marys Ryken vs. Huntingtown at Calvert (Scrimmage), 10 a.m.
St. Marys Ryken at Archbishop Carroll, 2 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 1
Boys Soccer
St. Marys Ryken at Bishop OConnell, 4 p.m.
Girls Soccer
Bishop OConnell at St. Marys Ryken, 4 p.m.
St. Marys Ryken at Severna Park (Scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Elizabeth Seton at St. Marys Ryken, 6 p.m.
Leonardtown at Thomas Stone (Scrimmage), 6 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 2
Cross Country
Patuxent at St. Marys Ryken (Scrimmage), 4 p.m.
Chopticon vs. Lackey/Westlake at Wicomico Shores, 4 p.m.
Great Mills vs. Patuxent/Northern at Twin Shields, 4 p.m.
Leonardtown vs. Westlake/North Point/Thomas Stone at Potomac
Ridge, 4 p.m.
All high school, recreational and
youth league coaches, if you
would like the scores, statistics
and standings from your
respective games and leagues
to be published, contact Chris
Stevens at 301-373-4125 or at
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 37
Sat., Aug. 29 @Archbishop Carroll, 2 p.m. Fri., Sept. 4 @Paul VI, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 11 vs. Mt. Zion Baptist @
Lancaster Park, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 19 @Bishop OConnell, 2 p.m. Fri., Sept. 25 vs. Sidwell Friends @
Lancaster Park, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 9 vs. Liberty Christian Academy @
Lancaster Park, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24 at Pope John Paul The Great, 2 p.m. Fri., Oct. 30 vs. Riverdale Baptist @
Lancaster Park, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 6 vs. Bishop Ireton @
Lancaster Park, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov 13 @ The Bullis School, 7:30 p.m.
St. Marys Ryken
2009 Football Schedule
By Chris Stevens
Staff Writer
LEONARDTOWN Injuries, a road game-
only schedule and the speed of the varsity game
snuck up on the St. Marys Ryken football team last
fall, but head coach Bob Harmon feels that his team
will be better prepared for the challenge this time
Our kids are bigger, faster and stronger with a
year under their belt, Harmon said of his Knights,
who won their rst-ever varsity game 35-0 over
Annapolis Area Christian Academy before drop-
ping their nal eight games last season.
Im not going to put a wins and losses mark
out there, but I expect us to compete and be in every
game this year.
The Knights will have an added advantage this
year in that their travel time will be drastically cut
In 2008, Ryken played all nine games on the
road, logging over 1,000 miles of travel. While the
schools new football stadium is under construction,
the Knights will play home games at Lancaster Field
in Lexington Park this season, starting with a Sept.
11 game against Mount Zion Baptist of Baltimore.
On the bus, we would joke around, lose focus
and not be ready for the game, said senior defensive
back Peter Martin. [Having a home eld] will give
us a lot more focus.
Offensively, the Knights are happy to have se-
nior Chris Rixey, who broke his leg early last season,
back at quarterback. In the eyes of Knights QB coach
Darren Denio, Rixey is ready to lead the Ryken of-
fense this season.
He is a great kid to work with, he has come
back from his injury, Denio says.
It was important for us to get that year of var-
sity so we can see how hard we had to work, Rixey
said. We played slow last year, but this time we
know what to expect.
The Knights put in some serious effort in im-
proving their condition, which senior lineman Mike
Elton believes will help Ryken tremendously this
We went into last year like it wasnt going to
be hard for us, he explains. We knew we had to be
prepared better, so we went into the weight room.
The players focus this summer gives Harmon
condence for the coming season.
I think we have the athletes to win some games.
I felt last year, we got dinged up early on, he said. I
just want our kids to be in every game, just to stand
up and be counted and play hard.
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By Chris Stevens
Staff Writer
With one of the most successful
seasons in Leonardtown eld hockey
behind her, head coach Vicki Lydon
believes her team will continue their
success this fall.
We went 10-2 last year, we only
lost to Great Mills and Patuxent, Ly-
don said of last season, which saw the
Raiders make moves towards become
Southern Maryland Athletic Confer-
ence title contenders.
They worked very hard last year
and they had nothing to be ashamed of
losing to those two teams.
For 2009, the Raiders will work
hard towards winning the SMAC, but
not too hard, as Lydon believes that too
much work for not enough results was
Leonardtowns undoing last season.
Coach [Mia] Finkleston said that
Were working too hard for few goals,
Lydon says of the offensive output.
This year, were trying to get
them to work on that without beating
themselves up.
For the Raiders to return to peak
form, Lydon will look to an experienced
group of girls, with forward Kristin
Kauffman leading seven seniors and 13
juniors this season.
Leonardtown will more than likely
do well in SMAC play, but the 4A East
Regional playoffs have been a thorn in
the side of the Raiders the previous two
After a 9-0 rst round loss to
South River in 2007, Leonardtown won
their rst game, beating Old Mill 2-1 at
home before falling to Broadneck 5-0
in the regional semi-nals.
Down here, everyone is evenly
matched, Lydon said, but when you
get to the playoffs and go up the road,
they have nice elds.
Nice elds brings up the question
of turf, which is still a dream for the
most part in Southern Maryland. The
game on natural grass and turf are two
extremes that most teams in this area
have a hard time preparing for.
It is discouraging, Lydon says of
the trouble Southern Maryland schools
have competing with Anne Arundel
Countys eld hockey powers.
But you cant project that, you
have to tell the players not to get down
and to play hard.
Lydons expectations are very
simple, and she believes her players can
live up to them.
As long as they go out and play
hard and give 100 percent, Ill be proud
of them, Lydon says.
They come out and give their best
effort and as a coach, you cant ask for
Lydon Excited About
Raiders Chances
Senior Forward Kristin Kauffman is expected to lead the Leonardtown eld hockey
team as they compete for the SMAC title this season.
Photo By Chris Stevens
Knights Prepare For
Second Varsity Season
Photo Courtesy of St. Marys Ryken
Ryken football coach Bob Harmon believes his team is
ready for their second year of varsity action.
Photo Courtesy of St. Marys Ryken
John Smith IV comes down with a catch in a game last sea-
son. The Knights are looking forward to the coming season
as they are stronger and will play home games in 2009.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 38
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Southern Maryland 28 15 .651 W 6 8- 2
Bridgeport 23 22 .511 6.0 W 2 4- 6
Long Island 22 23 .489 7.0 W 1 6- 4
Camden 20 25 .444 9.0 L 1 5- 5
Somerset 27 17 .614 L 2 4- 6
Newark 23 21 .523 4.0 L 5 3- 7
York 18 28 .391 10.0 W 2 5- 5
Lancaster 17 27 .386 10.0 L 2 3- 7
Atlantic Baseball League Standings
(For games through Tues., August 25)
Bridgewater, NJ The Southern Mary-
land Blue Crabs defeated the Somerset Pa-
triots 6-5 in 12 innings at TD Bank Ballpark
on Tuesday evening.
Southern Maryland also defeated the
Patriots 7-6 in 10 innings on Monday night.
The Blue Crabs broke a 4-4 tie in the
top of the twelfth inning. Second baseman
Mike Just singled and scored on a two-run
home run by third baseman Patrick Osborn
(12) for the 6-4 lead.
Somerset rallied for a run in the bottom
of the twelfth inning to cut the lead to the
6-5 nal on three straight singles by catcher
Travis Anderson, center elder Mike Rodri-
guez, and left elder Elliott Ayala.
Somerset took an early lead in the bot-
tom of the rst inning after rst baseman
Josh Pressley doubled and scored on an RBI
single by designated hitter Matt Hagen for
the 1-0 advantage.
The Patriots scored in the bottom of the
fourth inning after second baseman Teuris
Olivares doubled and scored on an RBI sin-
gle by Anderson to make the score 2-0.
Somerset added to their lead in the bot-
tom of the seventh inning after a solo home-
run by right elder Joe Burke (3) to make
the score 3-0.
The Patriots scored in the bottom of
the eighth inning after Olivares walked, ad-
vanced to third on an error, and scored on a
sacrice y by Rodriguez for the 4-0 lead.
The Blue Crabs tied the game in the
top of the ninth inning. Just walked, then
rst baseman Michael Tucker (3) hit a two
run homerun, designated hitter Ken Har-
vey walked, center elder Jeremy Owens
walked, and both runners came around to
score on an RBI double by left elder Rich-
ard Giannotti to make the score 4-4.
Blue Crabs reliever Matt Schweitzer (5-
0) picked up the win after 1.1 scoreless in-
nings. Patriots reliever Kip Bouknight (4-7)
suffered the loss after allowing two earned
runs on four hits in 3.2 innings pitched. Paul
Estrada earned his second save for the Blue
Final Three Sunday Home
Games Moved to 5:05 p.m.
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
have announced they are pushing back the
rst pitch of two more Sunday home games
at Regency Furniture Stadium. The August
30 game against the Bridgeport Bluesh
originally scheduled for 2:05 p.m. will now
begin at 5:05 p.m. The September 13 game
against the Somerset Patriots has also been
moved back from 2:05 to 5:05. There are no
additional changes to the Blue Crabs home
schedule at this time.
The changes come after good feedback
to the organization pushing back this past
Sundays game, a 6-4 win over the Newark
Bears, from 2:05 to 5:05 p.m. The team has
also previously changed the Sunday, Sep-
tember 6 game against Somerset to 5:05
p.m. as well, the evening before Labor Day.
When speaking with our fans this past
Sunday, overall they seemed very pleased
with our decision to have the game in the
early evening, said Blue Crabs General
Manager Chris Allen. The weather is a
little cooler and more enjoyable that time of
day, and we felt our crowd was very good
so it makes sense to play all three of our re-
maining Sunday home games at 5:05 p.m.
this season, continued Allen.
Fans who have planned group outings
to these particular games and have ques-
tions about the changes in schedule should
contact their Blue Crabs group sales repre-
sentative by calling the front ofce at 301-
638-9788. Any other questions or concerns
should also be directed to that number.
Cardiac Crabs Rally For
Another Extra Inning Win
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Thursday, August 27, 2009 39
By Chris Stevens
Staff Writer
LEONARDTOWN After a 4A East Regional Final Appearance in
2007 and a semi-nal appearance last year, Leonardtown volleyball coach
Steve Correll says his team has the desire and the talent ne c e s -
sary to continue its quest to make the state playoffs.
Our girls have a wonderful attitude and theyre
willing to work hard, Correll says. They want to
take it to the next level.
It wont be easy for the Raiders, as they
graduated several key athletes, but re-
turning to the fold are the Peters sis-
ters, junior libero Monica and senior
outside hitter Roni. Jessica Mare
and Amanda Katulich are also
returning players who will
pick up the slack, but Correll
feels that everyone will have
to contribute if the Raiders are
to contend for a SMAC title and
make noise in the post-season.
I expect all of them to step up,
he says. We want to be a team of one,
be Army strong. We have to play together
as a team, and at this point I
think we are a team.
Going up against con-
ference competition is never
easy, and it doesnt hurt Cal-
vert County schools when
they have a middle school
program that has surely
beneted Northern and
Huntingtown, as
they constantly
are contend-
ers in class
3 A s
Southern Region.
Those girls
have good coaching
at an early age, and it
makes them stronger,
Correll said of the
neighboring countys
program. We have
freshman girls who
have only played in
phys ed, and thats
just not going to get it
Even with a fairly
young roster, Correll
believes that individu-
al goals are not even a
thought with his girls.
I have a strong
returning nucleus;
they know what it
takes to be success-
ful, he said. Its all
about How can I help
the team?
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By Danielle Crowder
Contributing Writer
Round 10 of 12 of the Lucas Oil Pro AMA Moto-
cross Championship came though Budds Creek Moto-
cross Park over the weekend. The forecast for race day
was bleak with thunderstorms looming on the horizon.
However, the gloomy forecast did not stop large crowds
of fans from coming out to see their favorite riders in
In the 450 class, series points leader Chad Reed of
Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki was holding an 85-point
lead coming into this weekend. While in the 250 class,
points leader Christophe Pourcel of Team Monster En-
ergy Pro Circuit Kawasaki was holding a six-point lead
over Rockstar Makita Suzukis Ryan Dungey.
450 Moto 1
The moto started with Davi Millsaps moving into
the lead on the rst lap and trying to sprint away. Mean-
while Chad Reed started back in 10th place. As the moto
wound down, fans cheered as Chad Reed put in a
valiant effort closing the gap on Millsaps.
However, Reed was unable to make the
pass giving the victory to Millsaps.
Rounding out the podium was
Factory Yamahas newest rider,
Matt Goerke.
250 Moto 1
Leading the way on
the rst lap was Monster
Energy Pro Circuit Ka-
wasakis Jake Weimer. He
led until Lap Six when he
was passed by his team-
mate Christophe Pourcel.
Hot on the Pro Circuit
duos heels was Rockstar
Makita Suzukis Ryan
Dungey. The three nished
in that order; Christophe
Pourcel taking the win fol-
lowed by Jake Weimer in sec-
ond and Ryan Dungey rounding
out the podium in third.
450 Moto 2
In this moto, Chad Reed was able to
pull the holeshot only to be passed in the second
corner by Honda Red bull Racings Ivan Tedesco. On
Lap Five the crowd watched as Chad Reed passed Ivan
Tedesco for the lead and go on to victory. Unfortunately
for Tedesco, late in the moto he fell back to third after
being passed by a hard charging Canidae Motosport.
com Kawasaki rider Tommy Hahn.
Hahn held on to second giving him fth overall
on the day. With Reed securing the win for the day and
his series point rival Honda Red bull Racings Andrew
Short having an off day in 8th overall, Reed extended
his points lead to 104. Since only 100 points remain up
for grabs for the remainder of the season, Reed was
able to win his rst career Motocross Championship 2
weeks early.
250 Moto 2
Unfortunately the weather nally broke and heavy
rain soaked the 250 class riders before the start of the
second moto. After a false start was red agged, fans
watched as Geico Power sports Honda Rider Brett
Metcalfe pulled the holeshot in the mud. Metcalfe led
the whole race until being passed on the nal lap by
Monster Energy Pro circuit Kawasakis Jake Weimer.
Metcalfe was able to hold on to second, giving Weimer
the moto and overall win for the day.
Finishing third was Weimers teammate Chris-
tophe Pourcel. Even though he rode the whole race with
a broken brake lever, Pourcel was able to nish the day
second overall and extend his points lead to 13 over
Rockstar Makita Suzukis Ryan Dungey.
Local professionals including Eric McKay, Kenny
Day, Stephen Stella, Robert Kraft and Randall Everett
attempted to qualify for Saturdays race. Only Stephen
Stella made the main event, nishing 37th overall in the
250 class. Although McKay, Day, Kraft and Everett did
not qualify they put in an impressive effort. They only
missed qualifying for the main event by a few seconds.
Next weekend the series heads to Southwick, MA
for round 11 of the Lucas Oil Pro AMA Motocross
Rain, Mud Make For a
Tough Race at Budds Creek
Photo By Karl Cin
Photo By Karl Cin


Correll Has
High Hopes For
Raider Volleyball Team
Photo By Chris Stevens
Photo By Chris Stevens
Stephanie Hall is one of
many head coach Steve Cor-
rell is counting on to be, in his
words, Army Strong.
Head coach Steve Correll is pleased with the
way the Leonardtown volleyball team has
come together during early practices.
Senior Roni Peters returns to a Raiders team that has
at least made the 4A East seminals in each of the
past two seasons.
Racers take off at the Lucas Oil Pro AMA Motocross Championship at Budds Creek Motocross Park.
Eric McKay
August 27, 2009
Photo By Frank Marquart
Ways to Relieve Bridge
Trafc Debated
New Restaurant Opening
at Former Roost Location
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Getting Deep in
the Shallow End
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