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I dont think it
vindicates the states
actions, not the
number of charges
that were pressed
against him I
think the jury verdict
vindicated my
client.
John Getz, attorney for
Daniel J. Brown.
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Thomas F. McKay, candi-
date for St. Marys County Com-
missioner President, released the
following statement Wednesday
morning in response to political
and personal attack ads funded
by his opponent on the Republi-
can primary ballot.
While our county and state
are overrun with government debt, burdened by exces-
sive property taxes, and while our economy has most St.
Marys County families strained with hardships, my op-
ponent in the upcoming primary election has chosen to
mislead you with inaccurate statements and accusations
about me rather than focus on public policy solutions that
will bring the change to county government that voters are
hoping for this November.
My opponent, Randy Guy, who recently joined the
Republican party so that he could serve as the front for his
allies, including the slanderous Ken Rossignol, has made
claims through the local rag known as the St. Marys To-
day which fy in the face of the truth and are calculated to
deceive voters of St. Marys County.
While I would have hoped to welcome Mr. Guy to
the Republican Party, I am disappointed to fnd that he has
come here to spread hate and discontent with personal at-
tacks rather than participate with other well-intentioned
folks in honest debate. It would appear Mr. Guy would
prefer to destroy our party rather than be a positive force
within. His recent statement at a Republican Club gather-
ing that he has switched many of his family members to
Republican so they can vote for him in the primary and
return to the Democratic Party afterward is yet another
example of Mr. Guys intentions.
Mr. Guy claims that I lied about my college degree
and that his associates degree represents a more qualifed
educational background. While there certainly was a mis-
take made in 2006 which I did not author stating that I had
received a bachelors degree, I have taken full responsi-
bility for the mistake, I corrected the mistake, and I have
repeatedly apologized for the mistake, saying that it was
a diffcult lesson to learn, but that I am a better person now
for having learned that hard lesson. And to claim that his
undergraduate degree is of greater signifcance than my
course of study which includes more than twice the credit
hours of Mr. Guy, including more than half being upper
level credits which Mr. Guy has none, is nothing more than
misrepresenting the facts. I have earned more than 120
credits hours from the University of Maryland Baltimore
County, St. Marys College of Maryland, University of
Maryland College Park, and the University of Maryland
University College, where I continue my education today.
I am prepared to match my qualifcations with those of Mr.
Guy any day.
Additionally, Mr. Guy, through his mouthpiece Mr.
Rossignol makes false and dishonest claims that I have re-
ceived illegal campaign contributions in the past. These
are absolutely distorted claims which once again show a
disregard for the truth and attempts to mislead voters. All
of my campaign contributions in the past have been prop-
erly received and properly recorded, as will all contribu-
tions in the future. My campaign has even placed a limit
of $250 per any one contributor because of the diffcult
economy we all face, something which my opponent has
failed to recognize.
I encourage my opponent and his spokesperson, Ken
Rossignol, to abandon the personal attacks and focus rath-
er on what positive things they would do if elected to solve
the many problems facing the families of our county and
our state. The truth and honest debate is what citizens
expect in this primary election, and I intend to give them
just that, so too would my opponent if he has any decency
at all, McKay said.
McKay Responds To
Attack Ads
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By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
After several years of trying to fnd funds and much planning, the state has
provided about $5.5 million in matching aid to St. Marys to begin construction of
the frst phase of an expansion of the Adult Detention Center in Leonardtown.
The frst phase should begin construction by the Spring of 2011, offcials
with the sheriffs offce said Tuesday and will provide an additional, two-story,
230-bed minimum security facility for inmates who present a lesser security
risk.
Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said that in the past 13 months the average
daily population of the jail has lessened somewhat but is still overcrowded, while
the population of female inmates is steadily on the rise.
The minimum security addition will allow the bulk of the inmates in the
current facility to be placed in that section which in turn will allow more space
to spread out the more dangerous maximum security inmates, many of whom
are double bunked.
Cameron said that double-bunking of maximum security inmates was a
safety problem inside the jails walls.
Its not ideal, Cameron said.
The next phase of the project would be to improve the aging and failing in-
frastructure in the jail, Cameron said, which includes replacing locks to cells as
well as more modern surveillance cameras to maintain security and control.
Commissioner President Francis Jack Russell (D-St. George Island) said
that the process to get to construction funding had been worth the wait.
Its nice to see it moving along, however slowly, Russell said.
Cameron said that the county detention center had a unique position around
the state by getting this portion of funding.
Its a major development in the expansion project, Cameron said. I think
were the only jail expansion project in the state.
The need is obviously there.
The expected completion date for the frst phase of the expansion is Janu-
ary 2013.
Construction Funds For
Jail Expansion Finally Here
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
After a four-day trial in which Leonardtown attor-
ney and Democrat candidate for states attorney John A.
Mattingly and his real estate business partner Daniel J.
Brown were charged with conspiring to steal interest in
land in St. Inigoes, the jury came back with just one guilty
verdict against Brown, while Mattingly was found not
guilty on all counts.
Brown was found guilty of the misdemeanor of con-
spiring to unlawfully place a false public seal on a deed.
According to a press release from States Attorney
Richard Fritzs of-
fce, Browns con-
viction carries a
penalty of not less
than two years in
prison.
The press re-
lease also states
that the single con-
viction vindicates
the indictments
produced against
the defendants
back in 2009.
States At-
torney Fritz indi-
cates that this trial
and conviction is
substantial and is
an important vin-
dication of his offce in the face of the absurd allegations
of a political prosecution against a candidate running
against him for public offce, the release states. Fritz
has indicated that the trial of this matter focused to a
substantial extent on protecting the sanctity of the lawful
recordation of property transfers in this state, and upon
punishing those who unlawfully and fagrantly disregard
those procedures.
John Getz, Browns attorney and public defender,
said that his client was found guilty of a technical viola-
tion and that the verdict cast a pall on the prosecution.
I dont think it vindicates the states actions, not the
number of charges that were pressed against him, Getz
told The County Times. I think the jury verdict vindi-
cated my client.
During the trial Mattingly testifed that he was the
victim of a politically motivated prosecution.
Neither Mattinlgy nor Fritz returned phone calls for
comment
There were 25 charges against Brown that were ei-
ther dismissed, not prosecuted or that came back with a
not guilty verdict.
Mattingly faced the same number of charges in the
frst of what was to be three separate trials regarding al-
legations of land theft and fraud, but after the July 22 not
guilty verdict the prosecution dropped the other two land
cases against both defendants.
Mattingly and Brown still face trials for alleged wit-
ness tampering in connection with a shooting that oc-
curred in 2007 and allegations of stealing money from
one of Mattinglys clients stemming from a lawsuit.
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Fritz Touts One Conviction
After Two Dozen Acquittals
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By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
There are more people unemployed now
in the county than during the early days of the
summer, according to data recently released
by the states Department of Labor, Licensing
and Regulation.
The countys unemployment rate now
stands at 6.2 percent, four-tenths of a percent
above last months numbers.
County economic offcials and some
business owners were encouraged that the
countys unemployment rate had dropped to
5.7 percent in April, the lowest rate so far this
year but they acknowledged that much of the
improvement was due to seasonal hiring dur-
ing the summer months.
The countys overall labor force, com-
prised of either those employed or seeking
employment, has steadily increased this year
from 51,180 in January, state fgures show, to
52,774, and while the number of those em-
ployed have grown with the labor force the
rate of joblessness has reversed its decline
since April.
Currently there are 49,486 people em-
ployed here but 3,288 are without work, thats
240 more people out of a job over last month.
The countys unemployment rate is
slightly higher than the same time last year,
which was 6.1 percent.
The current rate here is comparable with
the both Charles and Calvert counties and is
still better than other counties in Maryland,
save for Howard and Montgomery counties.
The states unemployment rate sits at 7.6
percent at 2010s midpoint.
Bob Schaller, director of the countys
Department of Economic and Community
Development, said that the numbers refected
a usual trend during the end of the summer
but there was a greater challenge in the num-
ber of unemployed who have remained so.
These are typical trends, Schaller
told The County Times. The long-
term unemployed are now at the high-
est theyve been in a long time.
Sectors of employment, like construction,
continue to suffer, he said.
This is structural unemployment, where
you no longer have a marketable skill.
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As Summer Wanes, County Unemployment Edges Up
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
Schools Superintendent Michael J.
Martirano told county commissioners
Tuesday that county high school students
are graduating at a higher rate than last
year and prior years.
The numbers that the county school
system presented Tuesday were not
made official by the state Department
of Education, Martirano said, but be be-
lieved they would stand up to the states
analysis.
Overall the countys high schools
are graduating nearly 89 percent of se-
niors, Martirano reported, with Chopti-
con High School leading the group with
a 94.3 percent graduation rate.
Leonardtown High School showed
almost a 93 percent graduation rate while
Great Mills High School showed an 81.3
percent graduation rate.
Great Mills showed the greatest
increase over last years 75.9 percent
graduation rate, while Leonardtown in-
creased by only about one percent.
Chopticon showed an increase in
graduations by about 4.5 percent over
2009.
The overall graduation rate this year
appears to be slightly better than last
years rate of 86.2 percent, according to
state figures reported on-line, the num-
ber of graduates this year reached 1,145
students.
It was an achievement that Marti-
rano called record breaking.
The number of students enrolled
in educational pathways that specialize
in teaching set skills such as science,
technology, engineering and mathemat-
ics at Great Mills High School and the
Academy of Finance at Chopticon High
School has also exceeded 1,700 students
this school year, Martirano said, achiev-
ing the bench mark of having at least
10 percent of the entire student body in
the public schools on a track for either
college level study or ready to take on
a career.
Martirano told commissioners and
board of education members that while
the numbers were encouraging, the
school system still had to push achieve-
ment at the very earliest years of a stu-
dents career to ensure they graduated on
time.
The graduation rate is not a high
school problem, Martirano said, adding
that reading comprehension was key to
future achievement.
If you look at high school drop outs
theyve always struggled with reading.
The public schools are also getting
more students, Martirano said.
Last year there was a total of 17,188
students spread across all grades, he
said, but this year the system is project-
ing that to increase to about 17,400.
Our enrollment continues to
surge, he said, adding that more space
was needed particularly for the youngest
students entering the system.
We need that second elementary
school sooner than later, he said.
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Schools: Graduation Rate
Up, Enrollment On The Rise
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Unemployment Chart for
St. Marys County 2010
On the need to fll between
50 and 80 teacher vacancies
for the coming school year
with the best applicants.
We are taking nothing but
10s for teacher applications.
Schools Superintendent
Michael Martirano
On the states requirement to improve
the shoulder of Route 235 at a farmers
market to support heavy traffc.
Its ridiculous because it drives the
cost of these developments through the
roof. Theres no common sense in it.
Commissioner Thomas A.
Mattingly (D-Leonardtown)
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jeffrey Silberschlag and the
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award nominee Kate Baldwin,
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Lockheed Martin ManTech International Corporation Maryland Public Television
Maryland State Arts Council MetroCast Communications
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All concerts are FREE!
Concerts begin each week
at 7 PM. The grounds on
Townhouse Green at SMCM
open at 5 PM for picnicking
or purchasing food from
a wide variety of vendors.
For more information, call
240-895-2024 or visit www.
riverconcertseries.com
River Concert
Series
Plus
September 4
all that jazz
Sara Jones 98,
vocalist
Morris Point Seafood Restaurant
38869 Morris Point Road
abell, Maryland
Space limited
Reservations suggested
301-769-2500
6PM
The River Concert
Series is most grateful
to Wyle for underwriting
Ms. Baldwin's
appearance tonight
jeffrey Silberschlag and the
Chesapeake Orchestra host Broadway
Singing sensation and 2010 tony
award nominee Kate Baldwin,
with a festive finish to the summer
season, including a performance of
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An article published in the July 1 edition incorrectly stated the town of residence of Henry
Camaioni, a Republican candidate seeking to unseat Delegate John F. Wood (D. Dist. 29A).
Camaioni is a resident of Leonardtown, and at the time of the article had a post offce box in
California.
Correction
By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
After looking for funds to build its new facility for several
years from local and state sources, Marguerite Morris, the found-
er of Leahs House in Valley Lee, is applying for a federal loan.
Morris told The County Times on Monday that the $750,000
in loan money her organization is pursuing comes from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture and that the total cost of building the
proposed 9,000 square foot facility on the former site of the Hap-
pyLand bar will cost about $2 million.
Morris has been unsuccessful in getting any funding from
the county in recent years to run her shelter for battered and
sometimes homeless women.
She said the federal government option was one of the few
left open to keep the operation running.
I guess I should have done that a long time ago, Morris said
of the loan application. Were strongly pursing all avenues.
Morris has sought legal action against the directors of two
human service providers in the
past year, the countys Hous-
ing Authority and Three Oaks
homeless shelter, in an attempt
to get what Morris calls equi-
table treatment in receiving
funds.
The Housing Authority
is a state agency, while Three
Oaks is a non-proft similar
to Leahs house and receives
some funding from the Board
of County Commissioners.
Its about principal and
equal access, because were
providing services to people from around the state and will con-
tinue to do so, Morris said.
The executive leadership of the countys Human Services
Council voted not to write a letter supporting Morris in her efforts
to move ahead with the project, she said, but organizations that
were part of the council, such as the county sheriffs offce, wrote
individual letters offering support.
Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron confrmed that he wrote a gen-
eral letter of support for Leahs House.
It shows these organizations do have confdence in what we
do, Morris said.
Ella May Russell, head of the local Department of Social
Services and member of the Human Service Councils executive
committee, said that both she and Lanny Lancaster, director of the
Three Oaks shelter abstained from voting to send a letter of sup-
port for the project.
That left only three members of the entire counsel to make
the decision, she said.
We didnt want there to be any sense of confict, she said of
the recusal. [The council] doesnt have a process to support loans,
we do have one to support grants.
The latest loan application is just one of many, Morris said,
that totals to just over $4 million in applications to get money from
various sources.
The more you apply for the more chance you have of getting
something from somebody, Morris said.
Sheila Davis, director of operations at Leahs House, said the
organization has received $145,000 from a state bond bill but little
in public support has come their way.
Times are tight, but were still taking in clients and provid-
ing services, Davis said. A lot of the money weve been getting
has been through private donations and from churches.
guyleonard@countytimes.net
Leahs House Looking for Federal Funds
Leahs House Director Sheila Davis.
Photo by Guy Leonard
Grant Graessle, 45, a NAVAIR
employee from California, said he
was taking short trips with his fam-
ily this summer. We went to Six
Flags, and were going camping
in the Shenandoah Valley next
week, plus we have swim lessons
for the kids but its mostly
local.
What are your vacation plans this summer?
I dont have any vacation plans
at all, said Chuck Weeka, 24, a la-
borer whos staying in St. Marys over
the summer. I have no money for a
vacation.
Norm Bleakley, 62, an adjunct
professor of business at the College
of Southern Maryland, said that
hed already been on vacation this
year with his wife Gail. Back in
June we went to Admirals Isle in
North Carolina I always get
a place on the beach and invite
my children and grandchil-
dren. Thats four children
and nine grandchildren
and weve got plans to go
back down in late August
to the same area.
The Museum Division of St. Marys County
Department of Recreation and Parks is hosting
the annual Childrens Day event at the St. Clem-
ents Island Museum in Coltons Point on Satur-
day, Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Museum staff and volunteers will provide
kids with heritage games, face painting, crafts
and free sno-cones.
The museums water taxi to St. Clements
Island will begin at 11 a.m., weather permitting,
with the fee for children waived. Raised for this
special event. Adults are $7 each, a county press
release states.
Representatives from the St. Marys County
Library will offer story time and the St. Marys
Hospital Health Connections van will offer a
Teddy Bear Clinic. Parents can get screenings for
high blood pressure. Ladies from The Delicados
will give away free balloons. The Optimist Club
of the 7th District will offer a boys and girls bike
giveaway (need not be present to win), a kiddie
tractor pull, and 50-cent per item lunch menu!
Bring a camera for pictures with Pinch, the
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball mascot
from noon to 1 p.m.
Free t-shirts will be available for the frst
100 kids thanks to the following event sponsors:
Chesapeake Custom Embroidery, Cullins Pool
Water, Combs Drury Reeves Insurance Agency,
Avenue Flags & Flagpoles, Delegate John F.
Wood, Jr., Tidewater Dental Associates, Checkers
Restaurant, Coltons Point Marina, GTMR, Inc.,
and PNC Bank.
The St. Clements Island Museum is located
in Coltons Point at the end of Route 242, nine
miles south of Clements intersection at Routes
234 and 242. For more information, please call
301-769-2222 or visit www.stmarysmd.com/
recreate/museums.
Childrens Day Offers Fun, Food, and Festivity
Thursday, July 29, 2010 7
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the recent Charles Lollar town hall meeting
(July 22, 2010, Page 3) was an example of dis-
torted and biased reporting.
Nearly 100 percent of the crowd (minus
a few of Steny Hoyers plants) in the audi-
ence was following every word from Charles
Lollar and gave him resounding applause and
cheers on each of his points.
They heard a real gentleman and true
patriot who understands that the Obama/
Pelosi/Reed/Hoyer agenda is rapidly ruining
America.
Who the hell is Michael Cain, the politi-
cal science professor at St. Marys College?
What is his background that makes him an
expert on DoD matters?
My Guess is that he fts the liberal and
progressive mold, who champions the lets
redistribute the wealth and the socialist
agenda.
It appears to me that Mr. Cain wants
to make some brownie points with Steny
Hoyer, who happens to sit on the St. Marys
College Board of Trustees. Maybe he is shop-
ping for a million-dollar Steny Hoyer earmark
(AKA Pork) that comes from the taxpayers
pockets.
Wake up Mr. Leonard do some objec-
tive reporting, and not just biased Hatchet
Jobs.
Donald Beck
St. Marys City, MD
The Reporter Gets an F
This is in response to the July 22 article by
staff writer Guy Leonard in The County Times,
where Michael Cain, professor of political sci-
ence at St. Marys College was quoted by Mr.
Leonard as giving a lot of credit to Steny Hoyer
for supporting military bases and jobs in his
district. Mr. Hoyer does deserve credit for sup-
porting the Military Bases, but lets not give
him more credit than he deserves.
Specifcally, The Base Realignment And
Closure (BRAC) Commissions were inde-
pendent and politics did NOT enter the BRAC
decisions to move the Naval Air Systems Com-
mand Headquarters, or other Activities such as
the Naval functions at Warminster, Pa, along
with all the jobs, to PAX. Before I retired, I
headed a group that provided data inputs to the
BRAC Commissions and decisions were based
solely upon Mission Requirements, Technical
Aspects, and Cost Savings. Fortunately for our
Country, politicians were not involved, so Mr.
Hoyer can not take credit for these job gains
for Southern Maryland, but rather these gains
were a direct result of the hard work of the ded-
icated workforce at Pax and the factual inputs
to BRAC.
Certainly, Mr. Hoyer has supported the
ongoing mission at PAX and other Bases in his
District, but why wouldnt he? We should not,
in any way, imply that only Mr. Hoyer would
provide this support. Charles Lollar, a US Ma-
rine Reserve Offcer, is a strong advocate of
our National Defense, and he has many other
things going for him that Steny Hoyer does
not.
Here are the 3 main reasons that work and
jobs will continue to come to PAX. (1) highly
educated, highly trained civilian Engineers,
Scientists, and Technicians; dedicated Military
Offcers and Enlisted; and, the Great Support
Contractors.(2) Unique Test Facilities such as
the Man-Flight Simulator, Shielded Hanger,
and many many others. (3) geographic location
to the Atlantic Test Ranges for Testing Aircraft
and Weapon Systems.
The biggest threats to PAX and jobs
would be electing too many left wingers who
do not believe in a Strong Defense, and En-
croachment which our local elected offcials
must guard against.
Our Country needs new leadership. Vote
for Charles Lollar, a Fiscal Conservative, Busi-
nessman, Family man, US Marine Reserve Of-
fcer who believes in term limits, our Constitu-
tion, and the values our Country was founded
upon.
Joe Wible Sr.
Leonardtown, MD
Lollar vs Hoyer
While recently working on our family his-
tory project with my brother who was visiting
from Colorado, we discovered an amazing col-
lection of family letters, photos, and WWII doc-
umentation, that served as a reminder of the real
sacrifces made during the war then, and now.
Reading through this tattered box of fad-
ing letters from the 1940s, we gained valuable
insight on the last days and moments surround-
ing the death of my Uncle, Corporal William
Herbert Pearce, of the 468th Bomber Wing Air
Force Unit on 7-13-1945. Much of our family
history since that day, in fact, has been forged
on the impact of my young Uncles sacrifce,
and death, as he was only 23.
Further investigation of our collection of
letters and photos also produced a startling con-
nection to two notable U.S. historical fgures,
Frank V. Ortiz, Jr, who later became a distin-
guished U.S. Ambassador and member of the
State Department, and George Wallace, who
later became Governor of Alabama. Both Mr.
Ortiz and Mr. Wallace were stationed with my
Uncle on Tinian Island, in the South Pacifc.
Mr. Ortiz, according to the letters, was a
close friend of my Uncle, as well as a crew mem-
ber on the plane that went down that day, just
weeks prior to the Japanese surrender. As such,
Mr. Ortiz wrote numerous letters to my family
at that time, and for a period of several years
beyond. Our collection of letters also includes
letters and interesting documents from Gover-
nor Wallace and his wife, who also later became
Governor of Alabama upon then end of Mr.
Wallaces terms as Governor.
As my brother and I delved further into this
awesome assortment of detailed letters, photos,
uniform patches, and War Department letters
and shipping orders, we were reminded that so
much was given by so many at that time, that we
so take for granted as Americans today. These
events of some 65 years ago are still a vivid part
of our family history, but more importantly, a
reminder of what our Military families are en-
during today concerning their loved ones de-
fending our freedoms all over the world.
We have been truly touched by the fasci-
nating letters and actions of those surrounding
my Uncle William, and our family, during that
diffcult time, and especially the lengths they
went through to extend their condolences and
insights to my grandparents and family. Also
lost that day in July 1945 was young William
Teague, whose family also corresponded with
our family for years to come.
Our hope now is to reach the families of
those who sent the letters, in the hopes they may
fnd value in the memories and events shared in
such descriptive and inspiring detail.
In a time before emails, texting, and cell
phones, the primary method of long distance
communication was writing letters. What a lost
art this has become it seems, and we will trea-
sure our letters for many years to come.
As a mother of a young child, I hope to
also instill in my daughter the values of Duty,
Honor, and Country, that my father so proudly
instilled in my sister, brother, and I. Perhaps our
collection of letters and photos that have been
stored for years in my fathers West Point Army
trunk, toted from place to place as we moved
around, will also remind us to be grateful for all
of the freedoms we do now enjoy, despite every-
thing else going on in the news to the contrary.
Our taxes may be high, our property val-
ues may be low, we may be out of work, and
we may have loved ones fghting for unsure
causes all over the world, but we do still live in
the greatest nation of opportunities in the world,
where many have perished for us, in the name
of freedom.
Susan Pearce Ditch
Hollywood, MD
Still Proud to be an American
Recently an article in the Washington Post
showed a copy of the rough Declaration of In-
dependence in which Thomas Jefferson used
the word subjects. Then the word subject was
obliterated and the word citizens was inserted.
This is a sad moment as our current Con-
gress has replaced the word citizens with sub-
jects. Congress has become royalty; using
their incredible power to exempt themselves
from any law they pass. The American tax-
payers are subject to all laws passed for them.
Congress will not give a reason for exempt-
ing themselves from specifc laws. Congress
claims, their unique power comes from the
Constitution, Article 1 Section 6. The Powers
of Congress are broadly interpreted. There is
no exact source of this acquired power of ex-
emption. They say it is in the Constitution but
dont know the exact location. Are Congress-
men really Americans?
Section 9, the Title of Nobility Clause,
prohibits Congress from bestowing titles of
nobility on any person. But they have found a
way to bestow upon themselves, the privileges
of Nobility. How else can they exempt them-
selves from the laws passed for all Americans?
Only Nobility has the capability to exempt
themselves from laws passed for the ordinary
subjects or citizens.
The Supreme Court should research the
exact place in the Constitution that gives our
Royal Congress such power. Having this
power leads to ignoring their constituents and
exempting themselves from laws that earn
them some beneft or proft. Why else would
they exempt themselves?
Daniel J. Wilson
Leonardtown, MD
Congress Has Become Royalty
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Money
for the love of
Raley, Watts & ONeill Insurance and
The Selective Group Foundation have joined
forces to support the positive efforts of His-
toric Sotterley, Inc. through a $1,000.00 grant.
The grant represents a $500 donation from Ra-
ley, Watts & ONeill matched by a $500 grant
from The Selective Group Foundation.
Sotterley is such an important and beau-
tiful historical landmark and also provides so
many educational resources - there is truly
nothing else like it in Southern Maryland,
Rick Tepel, CEO of Raley, Watts & ONeill
said in a press release.
Tepel is a supporter and Board of Trust-
ees member of Historic Sotterley, Inc.
The Matching Grant program allows
us to partner with our agents to support the
needs of the communities in which we
serve and operate, said Tony
Albanese, Senior Vice
President, Bond
and Agency
Development.
Du r i n g
these tenuous
economic times,
businesses are
creatively fnd-
ing ways to sup-
port Sotterley
Plantation, and
matching grants
allow donated
funds to be mul-
tiplied, Nancy
Easterling, Executive Director of Sotterley Plan-
tation said in a statement. This generous grant
will be applied toward the Riverside WineFest at
Sotterley 2010, our well-established event now
in its 10th year, with all proceeds directly sup-
porting Sotterleys signifcant educational pro-
grams. Our most sincere thanks to Raley, Watts
& ONeill and The Selective Group Foundation
for being part of our continuing history.
Raley, Watts & ONeill Insurance is an
independent insurance brokerage founded in
1954 in Lexington Park.
Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a hold-
ing company for seven property and casualty
insurance companies rated A+ (Superior) by
A.M. Best.
Insurance Companies
Grant Sotterley $1,000
In its June issue, Business Travel News
ranked Travel Leaders number one among
American travel management companies in
its 2010 Business Travel Survey, according to
Dan Parker, Owner of Great Mills franchised
location of Travel Leaders. This is the second
year in a row that Travel Leaders has earned
the top ranking.
As our name indicates, we are Travel
Leaders, and this latest ranking helps high-
light, once again, that our clients are in excep-
tional hands when it comes to delivering the
best travel experience, Parker said in a press
release. We are very proud to be associated
with Americas top travel management com-
pany locally and, ultimately, Southern Mary-
lands corporate and leisure travelers alike ben-
eft from our Travel Leaders affliation through
our expertise and our ability to maximize each
clients dollar spent on travel.
The rankings are based on the reported
volume of airline transactions for 2009 verifed
by the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).
With combined wholly-owned and fran-
chised sales of over $6 billion last year, the
Travel Leaders Group enterprise ranks among
the top ten travel companies, in leisure and
business travel, in the United States, as well as
among the top fve brands with a national retail
presence.
Travel Leaders Ranked Number One
Thursday, July 29, 2010 9
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CANTALOUPE
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Route 245
Hollywood, MD 20636
301-475-2531
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301-884-5636
Wildewood Shopping Center
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301-866-5702
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Donna Cameron, 53
Donna Lee Cameron, 53, of
Hollywood, MD and formerly of
Philadelphia, PA, died July 24,
2010 at her home in Hollywood,
MD surrounded by her family
and friends. Born September 29,
1956 in Jacksonville, FL, she was
the daughter of the late Richard
C. Miller and Norma Jean Mill-
er. She was the loving wife of
William B. Cameron whom she
married on October 4, 1986 in
St. Johns Catholic Church, Hol-
lywood, MD. She is also sur-
vived by her children Danny and
Joanna Cameron both of Hol-
lywood, MD, her Nieces; Lisa
Mann and Debbie Bassford both
of Chaptico, MD, Tina Burke of
La Plata, MD, Jennifer Duncan
of Seattle, WA, Michelle Cogar
of Drayden, MD and Michelle
Wotring of Fort. Myers, FL as
well as her nephews; Mark Cogar
of NC, Jamie Benton and Doyle
Benton both of Atlanta, GA and
Trey Benton of WA. Mary is also
survived by her sisters Deborah
Empting (Larry) of Smyrna, GA,
Carol Cogar of Hollywood, MD
her sister-in-laws; Anna Cam-
eron of La Plata, MD and Mary
Cameron of Chaptico, MD as
well as her brother-in-laws; Pete
Cameron and Joseph Cameron.
Donna graduated from Great
Mills High School in 1976 and
worked as a Motor Pool Driver
for the Paul Hall Center for the
Harry Lundeberg School of Sea-
manship. Donna loved being the
photographer at Potomac Speed-
way for 18 years. She enjoyed
photography, antique cars, and
thoroughly enjoyed watching
movies. She also enjoyed pilot-
ing small aircrafts, camping and
spending time at the beach with
her family. The family received
friends on Wednesday, July 28,
2010 in the Mattingley-Gardiner
Funeral Home, Leonardtown,
MD, where prayers were said.
A Mass of Christian burial will
be celebrated on Thursday, July
29, 2010, in St. Johns Catholic
Church, Hollywood, MD at 10
a.m. with Fr. Emon Dignan of-
ficiating. Interment will follow
in the church cemetery. Pall-
bearers will be William Bell,
Al Roldan, Douglas Thron, An-
drew Bean, Eugene Trudeau and
Douglas Phillips. Honorary Pall-
bearers will be Roland Mann,
Ron Wotring, Pete Cameron,
Charlie Bassford, George Carr
and Joseph Cameron. Con-
tributions in memory of Donna
Lee Cameron can be made to
St Marys County Hospice, P.O.
Box 625, Leonardtown, MD
20650, American Cancer Soci-
ety (St. Marys Unit) P.O. Box
1032, Leonardtown, MD 20650,
and/or St. Johns Church build-
ing fund, 43950 St. Johns Road,
Hollywood, MD 20650. To send
a condolence to the family please
visit our website at www.mgf h.
com. Arrangements provided by
the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral
Home, P.A.
William Cherry, 71
William Frederick Cherry,
71 of Ridge, MD died July 25,
2010 at St. Marys Hospital.
Born November 10, 1938 in
Danville, VA he was the son of
the late Benjamin W. Cherry and
Eva (Woodall) Cherry. William
served in the U.S. Army from
January 1958 until January 1961.
He was a bricklayer.
William is survived by his
siblings Esther Cherry of St.
Inigoes, MD, Elizabeth A. Bud-
den of Topsham, ME, Margaret
J. Cherry Smith of Youngstown,
FL, Benjamin W. Cherry, Jr. of
Annapolis, MD and Wanda Y.
Cherry of Freeport, FL.
A graveside service will be
held on Thursday, July 29, 2010
at 11 a.m. at the First Friendship
United Methodist Church Ceme-
tery, 13723 Point Lookout Road,
Ridge, MD 20680. Reverend
John Wunderlich will conduct
the service.
Condolences to the family
may be made at www.brinsfield-
funeral.com.
Arrangements by the Brins-
field Funeral Home, P.A., Leon-
ardtown, MD.
David Dixon, 50
David Allan Dixon, 50 of
Leonardtown, MD died July
23, 2010 peacefully in the com-
fort of his home surrounded by
loved ones. David was born on
July 12, 1960 in Annapolis, MD
to Robert Stephen Dixon Sr. and
the late Irene Anne Abell Dixon.
David, affectionately known as
Davy D, moved to St. Marys
County with his family to live on
Ellenborough Farm for the last
47 years.
Through the efforts of his
mother and father and other par-
ents of disabled children in St.
Marys County, The Associa-
tion for Retarded Citizens, now
known as the ARC was char-
tered. Over 44 years ago, David
became an original attendee at
the first daycare program cre-
ated for disabled persons in St.
Marys County. That program,
first located at St. Peters Episco-
pal Church Hall in Leonardtown,
later moved the former Health
Department building in Lexing-
ton Park and ultimately to its
current location in Hollywood
and is now known as The Center
for Life Enrichment.
This pioneering group of par-
ents also fought to open the first
group homes and create the first
in-home care grants so families
of the disabled could keep their
children close to home or in their
own home. David has received,
over the years, loving care from
first ARC staff and for the last 17
years from United Cerebral Palsy
of Southern Maryland staff.
He had many special friends
and caregivers over the years
from the ARC, The Center for
Life Enrichment and UCP. His
most special friend, Ms. Shirley
Short, was with him the longest
of all and although she is now re-
tired due to health reasons, has
remained a large part of Davids
life. Her love and care over the
past 17 years not only sustained
him but also supported and com-
forted his father and mother, sis-
ter and brother.
David was predeceased by
his mother, Renee Dixon. He
is survived by his father, Rob-
ert Bob Dixon, brother, Steve
Dixon, sister, Lydia Dixon, and
a host of aunts, cousins, and in-
laws. For those who knew and
loved him best, he will be re-
membered for his strength, hu-
mor, and tenacity. He was a lov-
ing and well-loved person.
Family received friends
for Davids Life Celebration on
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in the
Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955
Hollywood Road, Leonardtown,
MD 20650. A memorial service
was conducted.
A private inurnment was
held on Wednesday, July 28,
2010 at Mt. Zion United Meth-
odist Church in Laurel Grove
where he will be joined with his
mother.
In lieu of f lowers, dona-
tions may be made to The Irene
A. Dixon and David A. Dixon
Trust Fund, in care of L. Dixon,
22909 Cedar Lane Road, Leon-
ardtown, MD, 20650, The Center
for Life Enrichment, P.O. Box
610, Hollywood, MD 20636 or
the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
of Southern MD, 21815 Three
Notch Road, Suite H, Lexington
Park, MD 20653.
Condolences to the family
may be made at www.brinsfield-
funeral.com.
Arrangements by the Brins-
field Funeral Home, P.A., Leon-
ardtown, MD.
Samuel Jones, 80
Samuel Sam Albert Jones,
80, of Hollywood, MD died July
24, 2010 in St. Marys Hospital
Leonardtown, MD. Sam was
born on April 3, 1930 in Hol-
lywood, MD. He was the son
of the late Thomas Jarret and
Annie Louise Ferguson Jones.
He was the loving husband of
the late Mildred Elmena Arms-
worthy Jones whom he married
on June 26, 1954 in Holy Face
Catholic church in Great Mills,
MD. Mildred preceded him in
death on February 21, 2009. He
is survived by his children; Mi-
chael Earl Jones (Annie) of Hol-
lywood, MD, Barbara Snavely
(Jeffery) of Hollywood, MD,
Patricia Stout (Gary) of Little
River, SC, Lisa Price (Michael)
of Highview, WV, Jeffery Sam-
uel Jones (Robin) Oakville, MD
and David Paul Jones (Sonya) of
Umatilla, FL, his grandchildren;
Melissa Garrison, Heather Jones,
Crystal Jones, Mike Jones, Hei-
di Quade, Sarah Quade, David
Quade, Joann LeBeaux, Ryan
Jones, Amy Russell, April Rus-
sell, Glenn Price, Jonathan Price,
Lauren Jones and Gary Spald-
ing as well as his great-grand-
children; Leah Connnelly, Troy
Jones, Jasmine LeBeaux, Bri-
anna LeBeaux, Kelvin LeBeaux,
Jayda LeBeaux, Malachi Bai-
ley, Taylor Quade, Dominique
Quade, Deamonte Lacey, Garon
Jones, Kandace Russell, Keniya
Russell, Shannon Price, Cay-
lee Price and Leah Price. Sam
is also survived by his siblings
Leona Stone, Connie Copsey and
Hoover Jones all of Hollywood,
MD. Sam is preceded in death
by his grandson Christopher
Jones and his great-granddaugh-
ter Jocelyn LeBeaux as well as
his siblings Thomas Earl Jones,
Ruby Lorraine Jones, Evelyn
Clements, Amanda Dean, Hil-
da Morgan, Frances Lindbergh
Jones, Cecelia Hope Morgan and
McKinley Jones.
Sam was a lifelong St. Marys
County resident and was a Car-
penter for many years working
for Roger H. Dean & Sons Con-
struction Company. He enjoyed
gardening, playing cards, craft-
ing and collecting antique model
cars and trucks.
The family received friends
on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in the
Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral
Home, Leonardtown, MD, where
prayers were said. A Mass of
Christian burial was celebrated
on Wednesday, July 28, 2010
in St. Johns Catholic Church,
Hollywood, MD with Fr. Emon
Dignan officiating. Interment
will follow in Charles Memo-
rial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.
Pallbearers were Leroy Jones,
Dale Dean, Billy Morgan, Jerry
Clements, Calvin Morgan and
Timmy Jones. In Lieu of f low-
ers donations may be made to
the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue
Squad, P.O. Box 7, Hollywood,
MD 20636.
To send a condolence to the
family please visit our website at
www.mgf h.com. Arrangements
provided by the Mattingley-Gar-
diner Funeral Home, P.A.
James Mayonado, 69
James M. Jim Mayonado,
Sr., 69, of Hollywood, MD and
formerly of Baltimore, MD died
July 25, 2010 in Washington
Hospital Center, Washington,
DC after a brief illness. Jim was
born on October 16, 1940 in Bal-
timore, MD. He was the son of
the late Emilio Salvadore and Ev-
elyn V. White Mayonado. He is
survived by his wife of 48 years
Elizabeth Grandea Mayonado
whom he married on December
2, 1961 in Baltimore, MD. He
is also survived by his children;
James M. Wade Mayonado,
Jr of Leonardtown, MD, Ama-
lia Hawks of Baltimore, MD,
Amanda Lawrence of Mount
Airy, MD and Angela Bradford
of Rockville, MD as well as six
grandchildren. In addition to his
children and grandchildren Jim
is survived by his sister Sally
LeVasseur of West Virginia and
sister-in-law Joan Mayonado. He
is preceded in death by his broth-
er Frank Mayonado.
Jim attended Franklin High
School in Baltimore, MD and
graduated with the Class of
1958. He attended Catonsville
Community College and Johns
Hopkins University. Jim moved
from Baltimore, MD to St.
Marys County, MD in 1963 and
became a Maryland state roads
engineer and was also a master
bricklayer and gunsmith. Jim was
a member of the CSS Alabama of
the North-South Skirmish Asso-
ciation. Pallbearers will be Cal
Ocampo, Mark Ocampo, Russ
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Caring is Our Business
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For service information or to
send a condolence to the family
please visit our website at www.
mgf h.com. Arrangements pro-
vided by the Mattingley-Gardin-
er Funeral Home, P.A.
William Miedzinski, 73
William Francis Bill
Miedzinski, 73 of Great Mills,
MD passed away suddenly at his
home on Sunday, July 25, 2010.
Bill was born on June 30,
1937 in Hollywood, MD. He
attended St. Johns School and
Great Mills High School. After
graduating from high school in
1955, Bill enlisted in the United
States Army serving for three
years as a military police of-
ficer at the Redstone Arsenal
in Huntsville, AL. During this
time, he was a member of the
team that provided security for
the emerging rocket and missile
program. After three years of
military service he attended the
Maryland State Police Academy
where he graduated 3
rd
in his
class. In 1962 he married Mary
Grace Bean. Together they had
three daughters; Tracey, Lisa and
Linda. After a 20-year career
with the Maryland State Police,
he retired in 1982. Bill went on
to serve as Chief of Police for the
Patuxent River Naval Air Sta-
tion, as an administrator for the
St. Marys County Sheriffs De-
partment and as a bookkeeper at
Camp Maria.
Over his lifetime, Bill en-
joyed camping, recreational
black powder shooting and trav-
eling. He shared many special
times with his wife Grace, their
family and friends camping in
Shenandoah National Park. Bill
was an active member of the
North-South Skirmish Associa-
tion. In his later years, he en-
joyed tinkering with computers
and spending time with family
and friends. Bill served on the
parish council, finance council,
and was the coordinator of Eu-
charistic ministers at Immacu-
late Heart of Mary Church in
Lexington Park, MD. Bill will
be most remembered for his self-
less service to others and his
deep and abiding faith in God.
Family will receive friends
for Bills Life Celebration on
Thursday, July 29, 2010 from 6
p.m. until 9 p.m. at Immaculate
Heart of Mary Church, 22375
Three Notch Road, Lexington
Park, MD 20653. Prayers will
be recited at 8 p.m. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrat-
ed on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 11
a.m. Interment will follow in the
church cemetery.
Serving, as pallbearers will
be Johnny Hopf, Chuck Shultz,
Wayne Pettit, Kelly Cutchember,
George McKay, Wayne Miedz-
inski, Jeff Wettengel, and Hank
Cumberlin. Honorary pallbear-
ers will be Charlie Mills and
Charles Snookie Miedzinski.
Condolences to the family
may be made at www.brinsfield-
funeral.com.
Arrangements by the Brins-
field Funeral Home, P.A., Leon-
ardtown, MD.
Phyllis Thomas, 77
Phyllis Jean Thomas, 77 of
Dameron, MD passed away on
July 23, 2010 at Hospice House,
Callaway, MD.
Born January 24, 1933 in
Lewistown, PA, she was the
daughter of the late, Arthur W.
and Esther Stroup.
Phyllis was a homemaker.
She loved animals, especially
her cat Dusty.
In addition to her parents
Phyllis was preceded in death by
her husband, Glenn Thomas.
She is survived by her chil-
dren; David Thomas of Prince
Frederick, MD, Steve (Julie)
Thomas, of Valley Lee, MD and
Kimberly (Matt) Dillon of Pikes-
ville, MD, siblings; Geraldine
Fisher of Lewistown, PA and
Mildred Spangler of Reedville,
PA, also survived by 4 grandchil-
dren; William Billy Thomas,
Amber Thomas, Brandy Thom-
as, and Megan Dillon.
Family received friends for
Phylliss Life Celebration today
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 in the
Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.,
Leonardtown, MD.
In lieu of f lowers memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice House of St. Marys, P.O.
625, Leonardtown, MD 20650
Interment will be private.
Arrangements provided by
the Brinsfield Funeral Home,
P.A., Leonardtown, MD
Chilton Walker, 73
Chilton T. Chet Walker,
73, of Leonardtown, MD and for-
merly of Suitland, MD died July
19, 2010 at St. Marys Hospital,
Leonardtown, MD. Born July 2,
1937 in Fredericksburg, VA
he was the son of the late Hor-
ace Elmo and Vernie Elizabeth
(Humphries) Walker. He was the
loving husband of the late Norma
Jeanne Walker whom he married
on April 4, 1959 in Mount Cal-
vary Church in Forestville, MD.
He is survived by his children;
Bonnie Jeanne Walker of Leon-
ardtown, MD, Daniel Chilton
Danny Walker (Beth Currie)
of Leonardtown, MD and Susan
Soozie Ann Walker- Mussel-
man of Waldorf, Maryland as
well as six grandchildren; Lacey
Santora, Ashley Walker, Graig
Musselman, Courtney Sue San-
tora, Dominick Santora and
Dalton Walker and four great
grandchildren; Trinity, Scarlett,
Kaylee and Rileigh. Chet is also
survived by his sister Brenda
DAntuono of Selbyville, DE.
He was preceded in death by his
grandson Daniel Joseph Thomas
Walker.
Chet graduated from Suit-
land High Schools Class of
1955 and opened up his own
businesses after high school. He
was the owner of Chets Deco-
rating Center, Chets Pool Cen-
ter and Regal Pools for over 40
years. Chet became a St. Marys
County resident in 1988 after re-
locating from Charles County.
Chet belonged to the Waldorf
Christian Businessmans Asso-
ciation, Kiwanis Club and the
Masons Seat Pleasants Lodge
218 which he was Past master
from 1976-1977. He was a family
man and was an avid Redskins
fan. He enjoyed watching NA-
SCAR, fishing, woodworking
and making award winning fish-
ing rods.
The family received friends
on Thursday, July 22, 2010 in
the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral
Home, Leonardtown, MD, where
prayers were said. Funeral ser-
vices were held on Friday, July
23
rd
, 2010 in the Mattingley-Gar-
diner Funeral Home, Leonard-
town, MD with Rev. Paul Good-
win officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Charles Memorial Gar-
dens, Leonardtown, Maryland.
Pallbearers will be Danny Walk-
er, Lacey Santora, Dominick
Santora, Dalton Walker, Joshua
Knepp and Willie Ridgell. Hon-
orary Pallbearers will be Graig
Musselman, Ray DAntuono and
Mike Roberts.
To send a condolence to the
family please visit our website at
www.mgf h.com. Arrangements
provided by the Mattingley-Gar-
diner Funeral Home, P.A.
Thursday, July 29, 2010 12
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Deputies Make Arrests On Drug Possession Charges
On July 24, 2010, Corporal B. Connelly responded to the EZ Wash Laundromat in Me-
chanicsville to check the welfare of two individuals who appeared to be passed out in a vehicle.
Connelly located the vehicle and observed Stephanie Ann Shiffett, 23, of Waldorf, and Mark
Allen Nalborczyk, 22, of Indian Head, inside the vehicle asleep. Shiffett was holding a rolled
dollar bill in her hand. Through Connellys training and experience, he knew rolled dollar bills
are sometimes used to ingest controlled dangerous substances.
Connelly also observed a compact disc case with white powder residue and half of a pre-
scription pill in the lap of Nalborczyk. Connelly contacted Nalborczyk and Shiffett. Nalborc-
zyk was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance. A search incident to Nal-
borczyks arrest revealed he was also in alleged possession of controlled dangerous substance
paraphernalia containing burnt marijuana residue. Nalborczyk was charged with two counts of
possession of a controlled dangerous substance and one count of possession of controlled dan-
gerous substance paraphernalia. Further investigation revealed Shiffett was in alleged illegal
possession of prescription narcotics. Shiffett was arrested and charged with three counts of
possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Deputies Arrest Man On Tv Theft Charges
On July 25, 2010, Deputy A. Croyle responded to the CVS in Lexington Park for a report of
a theft which had just occurred. The investigation revealed a black male, approximately 6 feet
tall, wearing white shorts and a black jacket with Coogi written on it walked into the CVS,
picked up a 15-inch Craig brand television and walked out of the store without paying for it. An
employee of the CVS reported this was the second time the suspect allegedly stole a television
from the store. The employee stated the suspect also stole a television on July 6, 2010. Croyle
reviewed the in-store surveillance tape of the suspect allegedly committing the theft. The sus-
pect was last seen walking towards the Lexington Park library. Croyle checked the area and
located the suspect sitting on the front porch of a residence on Rogers Drive in Lexington Park.
The suspect was identifed as Jeffrey Leon Lyles, 47, of Lexington Park. The CVS employee re-
sponded to Rogers Drive and identifed Lyles as the person who allegedly committed the thefts.
Lyles was arrested and charged with two counts of Theft. A search incident to arrest revealed
Lyles was also in possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, a smoking device
with suspected cocaine residue. Lyles was additionally charged with Possession of Controlled
Dangerous Substance Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
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Staff Writer
A man investigators suspect killed an ap-
parent acquaintance of his who had been miss-
ing for more than a week was captured in Cana-
da and is awaiting extradition, law enforcement
offcials say, but mystery still surrounds the ex-
act cause of death of Devon Andrea Baker.
Law offcers in Niagara Falls, Canada, ap-
prehended Benjamin Moore, 46, of Lexington
Park on July 26 after investigators here from
the St. Marys County Bureau of Criminal In-
vestigations, States Attorneys Offce, state
police and the U.S. Marshals regional fugi-
tive task force learned Moore was staying at
a Days Inn hotel.
Canadian authorities arrested Moore
without a struggle, police reports stated, out-
side of the hotel.
Moore was arrested on a warrant for
second-degree murder that was obtained after
detectives here executed search and seizure
warrants in Lexington Park as well in Chesa-
peake, Va. where Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron
said he was known to work during the week.
Cameron said that Moore was one of the
last people known to have contact with Baker,
37, just before she disappeared July 17.
Bakers body was found in Princeton
Township New Jersey Sunday at about 8 p.m.,
local police reports state.
Casey DeBlasio, spokeswoman for the
Mercer County Prosecutors Offce said that the
countys medical examiner had completed the
autopsy of Bakers body Tuesday afternoon.
The body showed no signs of traumatic
injury, DeBlasio wrote in a e-mail. Both the
cause of manner of death are pending additional
investigation.
DeBlasio said that Bakers body, initially
found by a fsherman next to a stream, was dis-
covered in the water.
It was badly decomposed, DeBlasio said
of Bakers condition.
Bakers husband declined to comment
on the circumstances surrounding his wifes
death, but co-workers at St. James deli and pub
in Lexington Park said she was an excellent em-
ployee and very friendly and that her death was
a shock.
In the days following Bakers disappear-
ance investigators here listed her as a critical
missing person. Baker had not used her cell
phone, nor had she accessed her bank account
after last being seen on Liberty Street in Lex-
ington Park.
Police here have not revealed what the re-
lationship was between Moore and Baker and
what possible motive he could have in the al-
leged homicide.
guyleonard@countytimes.net
Suspect in Missing Womans
Death Captured
Deputies: Man Claims Ownership Of Stolen Tags
On July 25, Corporal D. Milam responded to the Charlotte Hall Motel in Charlotte Hall for
a reported disturbance in a room. Milam contacted the individuals in the room who were report-
edly causing a disturbance and advised them to quiet down. As she was leaving the parking lot,
she noticed a Chevrolet pick-up truck occupied by two juveniles. Milam checked the registration
of the vehicle through the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles and discovered the tags on
the vehicle were reported stolen. As Milam was speaking with the juveniles, Thomas Edwin
Burmeister, 28, of Waldorf, exited the hotel and told Milam that the truck belonged to him. Bur-
meister was arrested and charged with theft.
Detectives with the Bureau of Criminal
Investigations vice/narcotics unit began an
investigation involving an apartment in Lex-
ington Park that was allegedly being used as
a drug distribution point. As the investigation
continued investigators obtained a search and
seizure warrant and searched the apartment
with the assistance of the county sheriffs of-
fce tactical team. Law offcers state that when
the team entered the apartment they observed
suspect Norman Kenneth Dickerson, Jr. throw
items out the window of the apartment.
Investigators recovered baggies of co-
caine and marijuana as well as $300 in cash,
police reports state.
Dickerson, of Bushwood, was arrested
and charged with possession of marijuana and
cocaine but was released the same day of his
arrest, court records show.
Additional charges are pending a review
of the case with the States Attorneys Offce,
police reports state.
Man Charged With Drug Possession
Devon Andrea Baker
Benjamin Moore
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June 30 marked the end of an era in aviation as the U.S.
Navys oldest EA-6B Prowlers engines were silenced forever
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Schools Superintendent Michael Martira-
no recently announced his newest safety initia-
tive for the 2010-2011 school year, which will
build on previous programs this year to focus
on bullying prevention.
Three years ago we did the safe driving
initiative, last year we did cyber-bullying, and
this year were taking on the issue of bullying in
general, said Martirano, going on to comment
on the increase in attacks using social network-
ing sites or electronic devices.
Its a whole new arena with cyber-bul-
lying, said Martirano, explaining the expan-
sion of last years cyber-bullying initiative to
this years effort. If I was bullied when I was
a student, I could go home to the safe confnes
of my house, and Id be protected. But now if
a student is being bullied by text messaging
and Facebook, theyre being inundated in their
own house so were trying to equip people
with ways to deal with that when it happens,
he said, going on to describe the tenants of his
anti-bullying campaign, which will start with
a kick-off event at the James A. Forrest Career
and Technology Center on August 4 and feature
student assembles and community education
forums throughout the year to guide interven-
tions and help counsel victims of bullying.
Martiranos kick-off event will feature
New York Times best-seller and bullying expert
Jodee Blanco, who chronicled her own strug-
gles as a student outcast in the New York Times
bestseller Please Stop Laughing At MeOne
Womans Inspirational Story. The event is open
to the public and will include a meet-and-greet
with community resource partners.
Blanco will also be the featured speaker at
the school systems professional development
day on August 20, funded by the Maryland As-
sociation of Boards of Education (MABE).
Mike Wyant, Director of Safety and Se-
curity for the school system, said that the new
initiative is being implemented as a preventa-
tive measure rather than a response to a current
crisis at area schools, and students themselves
have provided useful feedback to help shape the
campaign so far.
Students have been formally surveyed
and the results of this survey are being prepared
for public release to the Board of Education in
the next few weeks, he wrote in an email to
The County Times. Additionally, this fall all
middle school students will participate in train-
ing workshops to be presented by [Blanco].
The formal training sessions will specifcally
address student response to school based-
bullying.
The Superintendents new initiative comes
in addition to the Safe Driving Initiative, for
which student assemblies will be held in Sep-
tember, and the FOCUS Cyber Safety Initia-
tive, which will host community forums in
partnership with PTA groups on cyber-bullying
at public libraries in October.
There will also be a community presenta-
tion about bullying prevention on September 9
beginning at 6 p.m. at the Leonardtown High
School Auditorium. All members of the public
are invited to attend.
For more information on the school sys-
tems current safety initiatives, call the Depart-
ment of Safety and Security at 301-475-4256,
ext. 150, or go to http://divisions.smcps.org/
dss/departments/safety-and-security.
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By Andrea Shiell
Staff Writer
The halls at Great Mills High School
are typically pretty busy during the summer
months, said Laura Carpenter, Supervisor of
Instruction for Gifted and Talented Programs
for St. Marys County Public Schools, but this
year there seemed to be a much stronger buzz
enveloping the place as roughly 300 students
have participated in this years STEM camp,
which for the frst time included a Destination
Space 2010 program at Great Mills High School
for students entering grades 2-3.
My goal this year was to not wait-list any-
body, and thankfully we havent, said Carpen-
ter, going on to explain that the facility has only
had the capacity for 24 students per week for the
Destination Space program, which is another
extension of the school systems STEM-for-all
initiative.
The outcry, of course, is that
STEM has been good for everybody,
said Carpenter, so what happens if
I have a child who didnt go into the
STEM academy? What opportunities will they
have to participate in STEM activities? Id
say that out of 300, only a very small fraction of
the kids here are STEM academy students.
This years camp had children putting
together rockets and robots, with children in
grades 2-3 participating in role-playing chal-
lenges much like those done in Destination
Imagination.
Their fnal challenge at the end of this
week is a lot like a [Destination Imagination]
task. Theyre creating a skit where theyre news
reporters and they have to incorporate a rocket
that theyve built throughout the week, ex-
plained Carpenter. It really puts them through
a process of role-playing, problem solving
and performing. So theyre learning a lot about
writing as well.
This is a pilot year for the Destination
Space program, which has been funded by
Patuxent Partnership to expand the current
STEM summer camp sessions to students in
grades 2-3.
This is the frst year we were really
able to get a program in and whereas
weve normally had about 150 students here
in the summer, this year weve had 300
and we have kids in the high school group
whove been with us since they were in the
fourth grade, said Carpenter, going on to
say that she wants to see the school system
expand its STEM summer programs next to
students in grades 10-12.
We have the potential to have a kids
whos in grade 2 stay with us all the way un-
til the time they enter grade 9, but there is
a gap, she said, so Id like to bridge that
gap.
Destination Space!
STEM teacher Allen Skinner works with Brittany Bain, 12,
from St. Michaels School, and Bethany Hoschar, 11, from
Spring Ridge Middle School at this years STEM camp at
Great Mills High School.
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As the summer fades and people begin marking
their calendars for some last-ditch day-trips before
school opens, there are several local spots that have
long been hailed as attractions, each capitalizing on
the local landscape in a different way.
Patuxent River Naval Air
Museum
Fitting in with the strong
Naval presence in the area is the
Patuxent River Naval Air Mu-
seum, which showcases the re-
gions most innovative examples
of modern warfare.
Tom Quinlan, Deputy Di-
rector and Curator for the mu-
seum, said there are a wide range
of fight simulators at the museum
for visitors, ranging from WWII
planes to more recent models.
There are 20 different air-
craft simulation programs you
can do dogfghts, carrier launches
and approaches, you can do bomb-
ing missions, said Quinlan, going
on to explain that Patuxent River
Naval Air Museums batch of simulators are run by
Ron and Linda Schug, both of whom have maintained
positions with the museum in previous years.
The cost to test out the simulators is $10 for a
half hour and $20 for an hour, and they have served as
a good draw for visitors, said Quinlan.
You could describe it as an attraction that gen-
erates additional attendance at the museum, and its
proved to be valuable for boy scout troops, education
classes and the like, said Quinlan.
The museum also has 21 Navy aircraft on out-
door display, including the Boeing X-32B and Lock-
heed Martins X-35C Joint Strike Fighter concept
demonstrators.
The fact that we have those concept demonstra-
tors is a big draw, said Quinlan.
The museums other notable draws include un-
manned vehicles like the Northrop Grumman X-47B
(based on the companys X-47A Pegasus), which is
going through test runs at Patuxent River NAS.
For more information, go to www.paxmuseum.
com.
Myrtle Point Park
Myrtle Point Park, located off of Route 4 in Cali-
fornia, is bounded by the Patuxent River, Mill Creek,
and Sam Abel Cove, and serves as one of the areas
best kept secrets, boasting 192 acres of wooded areas
and beaches open to visitors of all stripes, including
Senator Bernie Fowler, who hosts an annual wade-in
at the park every year to test water quality.
The county acquired the land in 1997, and since
then the site has served as both a park and as a study
area to measure the health of local waterways and
thats not all.
Its a very signifcant archeological site, and its
thought to have been part of what was called Hardy-
town, and it was probably established in the 1660s, so
it has a rich archeological history, explained Phil Rol-
lins, Director of Recreation and Parks for St. Marys
County.
The site was at different times a farm, an Italian
embassy retreat, and a failed real estate development
site, but the area is being rehabilitated with the help of
Friends of Myrtle Point, he said.
Really the acquisition of it came from a grass-
roots movement, said Rollins, and they recently did
a survey of the users to get some data that will help
us to manage the property it may be a hidden gem
but it has been discovered and people are using it for
water access.
Current plans for the park are contingent on
funding, said Rollins, but will include an expansion
of the trail systems to include a handicapped-acces-
sible boardwalk, launch sites for kayaks and canoes,
and staff members to man the gates when the park
is open.
For more information, go to www.myrtlepoint.
org.
The County Times will feature more hidden gems
of St. Marys in future issues. If youd like to suggest
a little-known spot for us to feature, send an email to
andreashiell@countytimes.net.
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Several groups con-
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Across the street, Dunn said she had got-
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cated south of the Patuxent River Naval Air
Station, was established by Patuxent Habitat
through a donation of land from the St. Marys
County Government, and has been the site of
many contributions by local businesses
including Dean Lumber, A&G Electric,
Patuxent Pump & Well, Taylor Gas,
J&W Excavating and others donating
supplies and labor.
Some volunteers and sponsors
were present at the dedication cer-
emony, including representatives from
Dean Lumber who helped support and
construct the new home, and Pastor
Walter Nilson, from Cornerstone Pres-
byterian Church, who offciated the
house blessing.
Also present at the house blessing
were Del. John Bohanan and Tommy
McKay, candidate for President of the
Board of County Commissioners, who
was credited with helping secure fve
lots for the Fenwick Ridge subdivision
when he was last in offce.
None of this would have been possible
without [Tommy], said Dan Doherty, Presi-
dent of Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, going
on to reference the Board of County Commis-
sioners donation of land for Patuxent Habitat
homes when McKay was BOCC President.
This is the frst time weve taken on this
kind of challenge as an organization. Were
building a small subdivision here. In the past
we went out and built on individual lots,
Doherty said, going on to praise the green
features in both homes, including geothermal
heating and cooling systems, house orientation
to take advantage of natural light, Low E win-
dows, extra insulation, longer-lasting roofng
materials, Hardy-plank type siding and En-
ergy Star appliances.
Catherine Dunn said that she couldnt de-
cide what her favorite house feature was, but
she is happy enough to have a place that she
and her son can call home.
This is a life-changing event, and I can
say Guss reaction was great, Catherine said.
When they handed us the keys he said Mom,
we fnally have a place of our own, and that
really just made it so special.
For information about sponsorship and
volunteer opportunities with Patuxent Habitat
for Humanity, call the offce at 301-863-6227
or 410-326-9050, or go to www.patuxenthabi-
tat.org.
Photo By Andrea Shiell
From left to right: Walter Nilsson, Brandon Dillow, Catherine Dunn
and Sandy Artz cut the ribbon at the house dedication for Patuxent
Habitat for Humanitys latest build at the Fenwick Ridge neighbor-
hood in Lexington Park.
Photo By Andrea Shiell
Catherine Dunn.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010 19
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Dinner: Tues - Sat: 5 pm - 9 pm
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Celebrating 10 years of employing local people,
buying local products & keeping the dollars local
for the health and vibrancy of our community!
July 25th - August 8th ~ Savor St. Marys Restaurant Weeks
Proceeds from the special dishes are being donated to the local Soup
Kitchens. Visit www.savorstmarys.com to check out the
Cool Giveaways for restaurant customers and lots more!
Fri & Sat, Aug 7th & 8th ~ BIG FIRST FRIDAY EVENT
Dishing up Maryland Book signing, samples of Chef Loics Cafe Oysters,
Port of Leonardtown Wines and Chef Robert Chans Stuffed Ham Spring Rolls!
BEACH PARTY SATURDAY!
Entertainment, Al Fresco dining & sooooo much more!
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As a Grand Finale to the Savor St. Marys Restaurant Week,
on Wednesday, August 11th,
Cafe des Artistes presents
Sip, Sample & Savor - WINE DINNER
Featuring Local Products, Local Wines and Local Flavor......
Seating will be limited, so make your reservation now!
Community
The Rope N Wranglers 4-H Club presented the St. Marys County Fair Board with a donation of
$580.52 for the re-building of the 4-H Building and Livestock Show Ring that collapsed this winter. The
donation was earned from their Family Spring Dance fund-raiser. Pictured are club members Charlie
Sasscer, Jason Fore, John Fore, Shelby Sasscer and JC Trossbach presenting the clubs donation to Mr.
John Richards from the SMC Fair Board.
The Rope N Wranglers
4-H Club Gives Donation
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The County Times
Thursday, July 29, 2010 20
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Menu featuring classic southern dishes, seafood,
steaks, brick oven pizzas & calzones and more
by Chef Rick
41658 Fenwick St. Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-475-8040
Fax: 301-475-8658
On the square in historic Leonardtown
Classy entertainment, Prix-Fixe Menu & more
Reservations Recommended
301-997-0500
www.cafedesartistes.ws
Fine Dining In A Casual Atmosphere
North End Gallery North End Gallery
http://www.northendgallery.org
41652 Fenwick St.
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Tues. - Sat. 11 am - 6 pm, Sunday Noon - 4 pm
(301) 475-3130
Original Art by Southern
Maryland Artists Original Art by Southern
Maryland Artists
Leonardtown Galleria
Grand Opening Reception


Saturday, April 26, 2008
From 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Robert Bealle . 2008 MD Duck Stamp Design Winner
Artists Represented:
Robert Bealle
Nancy Wathen . Lucretia Tanner
Jane Williams . Barbara Hance . Tricia Darrow
Maria Fleming . Kay Duval . Sally Huff.
Mary Ida Rolape . Rose Beitzell
Tammy Vitale . Faith Gaillot . Harry Revis
Mary Etta VanNetta . Carol Wathen
Come meet the Artists and celebrate the
Grand Opening
Leonardtown Galleria
Located in the Maryland Antique Center
26005 Point Lookout Rd .
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Open Daily 10a.m-5p.m.
For information call Carol Wathen, Owner
301-475-2797
Leonardtown Galleria
Grand Opening Reception


Saturday, April 26, 2008
From 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Robert Bealle . 2008 MD Duck Stamp Design Winner
Artists Represented:
Robert Bealle
Nancy Wathen . Lucretia Tanner
Jane Williams . Barbara Hance . Tricia Darrow
Maria Fleming . Kay Duval . Sally Huff.
Mary Ida Rolape . Rose Beitzell
Tammy Vitale . Faith Gaillot . Harry Revis
Mary Etta VanNetta . Carol Wathen
Come meet the Artists and celebrate the
Grand Opening
Leonardtown Galleria
Located in the Maryland Antique Center
26005 Point Lookout Rd .
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Open Daily 10a.m-5p.m.
For information call Carol Wathen, Owner
301-475-2797
Leonardtown Galleria
Grand Opening Reception


Saturday, April 26, 2008
From 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Robert Bealle . 2008 MD Duck Stamp Design Winner
Artists Represented:
Robert Bealle
Nancy Wathen . Lucretia Tanner
Jane Williams . Barbara Hance . Tricia Darrow
Maria Fleming . Kay Duval . Sally Huff.
Mary Ida Rolape . Rose Beitzell
Tammy Vitale . Faith Gaillot . Harry Revis
Mary Etta VanNetta . Carol Wathen
Come meet the Artists and celebrate the
Grand Opening
Leonardtown Galleria
Located in the Maryland Antique Center
26005 Point Lookout Rd .
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Open Daily 10a.m-5p.m.
For information call Carol Wathen, Owner
301-475-2797
Creative Custom Framing & Art
301-904-2532
MD Antiques Center ~ Bldg. 2 ~ 26005 Point Lookout Rd
~Leonardtown, MD 20650
Hours:
Tuesday ~ Friday: 10 a.m. ~ 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. ~ 2 p.m.
Located on the
Square in Leonardtown
301-475-5151
HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
Monday Friday: 7am 3pm
Saturday Sunday: 8am 3pm
***Buffett served on Saturdays and Sundays***
First Fridays are Happening in Leonardtown
First Friday in Leonardtown is Here!
Next big event is August 6 starting at 5:00 p.m.
Visit uptown and downtown to rediscoVer the many treasures of historic/new Leonardtown!
ParticiPating Businesses & staying oPen late: Big larrys comic Book caf, Brewing ground, caf des artistes, craft guild shoP, col-
leens dream, college of southern maryland, fenwick street used Books & music, good earth natural foods, the shoPs of maryland
antiques center, creekside gallery, leonardtown galleria, Vineyard caf & tea room, north end gallery, olde town PuB, olde
towne stitchery, on a roll, Port of leonardtown winery, rustic riVer Bar and grill, quality street kitchens, shelBys creatiVe
framing, southern maryland artisans center, treadles studio, white raBBit childrens Bookstore, ye olde towne caf
301-475-1860
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22745 Washington St
Leonardtown, MD 20650 Open 7 Days A Week
ICE CREAM SMOOTHIES HOT DOGS
Gaming SUPPLIES
ACTION Figures
Subscription service
Statues
Back issues
Gaming venue
41675 Fenwick St, Leonardtown, MD 20650
www.qualitystreetcatering.com
Catering and To-Go Platters
Cooking Classes
Knife Sharpening
Culinary Items
Gift Certificates
301-997-0700
Store Hours
Tues Fri 11 5
Sat 10 4
Closed Sun, Mon
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First Friday
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Portable Feast
Giveaway
F ri d a y s August 6, 5 - 8 p.m.
in
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Big Larrys Comic Book Caf
Brewing Grounds
Caf des Artistes
Colleens Dream
College of Southern Maryland
Craft Guild Shop
Crazy for Ewe
Creekside Gallery
Fenwick Street Used Books and Music
Front Porch
Good Earth Natural Foods
Leonardtown Galleria
North End Gallery
Ogas Asian Cuisine
On A Roll
Port of Leonardtown Winery
Quality Street Kitchens
Rustic River Bar and Grill
Shelbys Creative Custom Framing and
Turning Leaf Gallery
The Shops of Maryland Antiques Center
Treadles Studio
Olde Towne Stitchery
Olde Town Pub
Ye Olde Towne Caf
Participating Businesses and Organizations:
Portable Feast
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enter to win a mennonite-crafted
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winner will be selected at 8:30 p.m. on friday, August 6, and must be present to win!

cOurtesy Of leonardtown Business Association, st. marys county tourism, and commissioners of leonardtown
some restrictions apply! Visit www.leonardtownfrstfridays.com for more information!
Music on the
square
Fortune's turn
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

on the first Friday of each month,
historic Leonardtown's art galleries,
restaurants, cafs, gift shops, antique
shops, bookstores, and more, open their
doors to showcase local artists and/or
ser ve specials at their establishments.
the town hosts a free evening of art,
entertainment, and specials where
people gather to enjoy local art, the
company of others, and even a
free glass of wine.

Book signing with Lucie L. Snodgrass,


Dishing Up Maryland author, and meet
St. Marys featured chefs and sample fare.
Book can be purchased at
Fenwick Street Used Books and Music.
The County Times
Thursday, July 29, 2010 21
Still Time to Register for 2010
Governors Cup Yacht Race
Captain Jack Russell to present program
The public is invited to attend an informative program on lo-
cal fsh and crabs on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at Leonardtown. Captain
Jack Russell will present this free program, which will include
live show and tell.
August 2 Professional Performance
John Sullens of Mad Science will perform wacky water ex-
periments at the Aug. 2 professional performances. Charlotte
Halls performance will be at 10 a.m. at White Marsh Elemen-
tary School, Leonardtowns at 12:30 p.m. at Leonard Hall Recre-
ation Center and Lexington Parks at 3 p.m. at the library. These
free performances are being sponsored by the Board of Library
Trustees.

Free movies being shown at libraries
Lexington Park will show a PG movie about a great white
shark terrorizing residents of a community on the New York coast
on August 4 at 3 p.m. This movie is planned for teens.
Families can escape the heat and watch the PG movie about
a young boy who fnds a mysterious enchanted egg and when it
hatches becomes the caregiver of a water horse, a sea creature of
mythic proportion at Charlotte Hall on Aug. 11 and at Leonard-
town on Aug. 18. Both start at 2 p.m.

TAG Meetings
Teens can play Wii, experiment with the librarys fip video
cameras, and help plan upcoming teen programs at the monthly
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) meetings. Lexington Parks will be
Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m., Charlotte Halls on Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. and
Leonardtowns on Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m. Snacks are provided.

Library photos can be viewed on Flickr
The many photos taken at the various programs offered at the
library this summer can be viewed on Flickr. The librarys Flickr
page can be accessed from www.stmalib.org by clicking on Flickr
on the lower right side of the webpage.

Large Treasure Chest to be given away
Hilltop Graphics and the library are co-sponsoring a Treasure
Chest Hunt this summer. Only a few small treasure chests remain
to be found. Clues are posted on their Facebook pages. A large
treasure chest flled with goodies will be given away Aug. 20. The
public is invited to stop by at one of the libraries or at Hilltop
Graphics to enter the free drawing.
L ibrary
Items
Mary Kane, Republican Candidate
for Lt. Governor, will visit St. Marys
College of Maryland the evening of
July 30 for the fnal River Concert of
the 2010 season.
Kane, who is former Governor
Robert L. Ehrlichs running mate, will
take this opportunity to meet with
Southern Maryland residents and hear
them voice their concerns. Kane will
be at the St. Marys County for Ehrlich
booth from 6 7:30 p.m.
This is a fantastic opportunity
for Mary Kane to meet with Southern
Maryland residents and let them know
she is listening, St. Marys County for
Ehrlich Campaign Director Julie Van
Orden said in a press release. Governor
Ehrlich was a good friend for Southern
Maryland during his frst term, and this
reaffrms that relationship.
Kane is running with Ehrlich on
a platform of revitalizing Marylands
failing economy, lowering the states
tax burden - one of the highest in the na-
tion - on families and small businesses
and making government accountable to
the citizens.
Kane brings a strong professional
background to the Ehrlich ticket, hav-
ing worked both in the private sector
and in government. She honed her legal
skills as a private attorney and as As-
sistant States Attorney for Montgom-
ery County, and in 2005 was named
Marylands Secretary of State.
Currently, Kane is active in her
community and serves on several
boards, including Suburban Hospital, a
member of the Johns Hopkins Health-
care system, The Community Founda-
tion of Montgomery County, the Mont-
gomery County Business Roundtable
for Education, Montgomery Alliance
and Easter Seals.
Mary brings a strong mix of ex-
periences from a number of different
settings to the table, Van Orden said.
She really understands the lives and
challenges of working families, and
thats something that is missing in An-
napolis right now.
When the people of Southern
Maryland have a chance to meet and
talk to Mary, they are going to see why
she will be an asset to Maryland as our
Lieutenant Governor.
The overnight run of the St. Marys College of Maryland
Governors Cup Yacht Race from Annapolis to St. Marys City
is the star event, but the celebration on Saturday, August 7, has
many opportunities for sailors and the community to enjoy.
Racers sail across the fnish line on St. Marys River from
dawn through the morning. This year, boats will be tracked
live by GPS. The Kattack GPS system, free to all racers, will
display the race in real time, continually tracking the loca-
tion of each boat by name throughout the race on an embed-
ded player on the colleges Governors Cup web page, (www.
smcm.edu/govcup).
Starting at 10 a.m., there will be entertainment and food
on the lawn of the James P. Muldoon River Center, with the
Nautical Wheelers playing from noon to 4 p.m., and Key West
Race Week performers Joe Bachman and the Crew perform-
ing from 7 to 11 p.m. Entrance to the party is free.
Race Winners will be announced and given trophies at
4:45 p.m. under the tent on the waterfront.
This year marks the 37th running of the race from Mary-
lands current capital city to its frst capital in St. Marys City.
The Governors Cup is the oldest and longest continuously run
overnight race on the Chesapeake Bay. Racers can register on-
line at www.smcm.edu/govcup. See the site for more informa-
tion on the race.
Ehrlich Running Mate
Attending River Concert Finale
The Lexington Part Rotary Club recently installed its
new offcers at a ceremony held on June 24 at the the J.T.
Daugherty Conference Center.
Bill Moody was installed as President of the Lexington
Park Rotary Club, and Kirk MacKinnon will serve as Presi-
dent-Elect while Karen Everett, Bill Rymer, Lillie Lane will
serve as vice president, secretary and treasurer.
Also joining the 2010-2011 board are: John Levay,
Lane Director, Club Service; Robin Finnacom, Lane Direc-
tor, International Programs; Paula Coxon, Lane Director,
Community Service; and Ed Turbush, Lane Director, Voca-
tional Service; Neil Jubeck, Special Projects; and Member-
ship Lane Dirctor, Molly Chen.
The Rotary Club of Lexington Park has been an af-
fliate of Rotary International for over 50 years. Rotary is
the oldest international service club. Rotary Club members
are business and professional leaders who volunteer in their
communities. Rotarys 31,000 clubs in more than 165 coun-
tries and regions carry out humanitarian projects to address
such issues as poverty, health, hunger, education and the
environment.
The Rotary Club of Lexington Parks signature project
is the Annual St. Marys County Oyster Festival, which will
be Oct. 16 and 17 in 2010 at the St. Marys County Fair-
grounds (http://www.usoysterfest.com/). The Club meets
each Monday at the J.T, Daugherty Conference Center in
Lexington Park. For further information, log on to http://
www.rotarylp.org/.
Lexington Park Rotary Elects New Offcers
Adopt A Pet!
Hi, my name is Rocky and Im a wonderful one year old male
Beagle. Im tri color, stand about 15 inches tall and weigh about
20lbs. I get along great with other dogs and children so Id make a
fantastic family dog. Now, I need a loving home like YOURS to make
my life complete! Im up to date on vaccinations, neutered, and
house trained and identifcation micro chipped.. For more informa-
tion, please call SECOND HOPE RESCUE 240-925-0628 or email lora@
secondhoperescue.org. Please Adopt, Dont Shop!
2010 HVFD Annual Carnival
Photos By Andrea Shiell
The County Times
Thursday, July 29, 2010 22
Great Mills, MD On Saturday August
7, Cecils Mill Self Storage located at 20184
Point Lookout Rd, will host a Grand Opening
Celebration Event from 11am 2pm. The
community is invited and the following
activities are planned:
GrandOpeningexclusivestorage
discounts to all attendees.
LexingtonParkVolunteerRescueSquad
will attend the event.
BayDistrictFireDepartmentwill
attend the event.
St.MarysCountySheriffsDepartment.
Pizza,IceCream,Fun&DoorPrizes.
Moon-Bounce.
Cecils Mill Self Storage is a brand new
self-storage facility located on Point Lookout
Rd.nexttotheSheetzGasStation.Thestorage
facility contains over 53,425 square feet of
storage space including RV and boat storage
and serves customers mostly from Great Mills,
California, Lexington Park, Callaway and
Leonardtown areas. Managed by U-Store-It,
the Cecils Mill Self Storage staff plans to
hold several charity events throughout the
yearwhichreflectsthecompaniesuniquecore
values of striving to make a positive impact
in their neighborhoods by identifying people
and organizations that need assistance and
providing it to them. For more information
visit www.cecilsmillselfstorage.com.
FormoreinformationaboutCecilsMillSelfStorage
contactMichaelBagarus301-994-0095.
GRAND OPENING PLANNED
FOR August 7TH ALL INVITED
Local Business Encourages
Community to Use Their Space
Thursday, July 29
HVFD Carnival
Hollywood Vol. Fire Department
7 p.m.
Games, rides, bingo, food and
more. $10 unlimited rides bracelets.
Nightly prizes including boys and
girls bikes. For more information go
to www.hvfd7.com.
Summerstock Production:
Cinderella
Great Mills High School (Great
Mills Rd.) 7 p.m.
This years show will be Rodg-
ers and Hammersteins Cinderella,
playing from July 23 25 & July 29
August 1. Sunday evening shows
begin at 5:00 p.m., all other eve-
ning shows begin at 7:00 p.m. Sat-
urday matinee (July 31) will begin
at 1:00pm. $14/adults, $12/senior
citizens (60+), $6/children 10 & un-
der. Matinee: $10/adults, $8/senior
citizens, $4/children.
$40 HoldEm Tournament.
Donovans Pub (California) 8 p.m.
Friday, July 30
FOP Poker Tournament
FOP-7 Lodge (Great Mills) 7 p.m.
HVFD Carnival
Hollywood Vol. Fire Department
7 p.m.
Games, rides, bingo, food and
more. $10 unlimited rides bracelets.
Nightly prizes including boys and
girls bikes. For more information go
to www.hvfd7.com.
Texas HoldEm Poker
Mechanicsville Firehouse (28165
Hills Club Rd.) 7 p.m.
Proceeds go to Mechanicsville
Optimist Club and Vol. Fire Depart-
ment. For more information email
mechpoker@yahoo.com.
River Concert Series: The
Grand Finale
St. Marys College of Maryland
(Historic St. Marys City) 7 p.m.
Jeffrey Silberschlag and the
Chesapeake Orchestra host Broad-
way singing sensation Kate Bald-
win as their fnish to the summer
season, including a performance
of Beethovens Symphony No. 5.
Free. For more information call 240-
895-4107 or visit www.rivercon-
certseries.com.
Summerstock Production:
Cinderella
Great Mills High School (Great
Mills Rd.) 7 p.m.
This years show will be Rodg-
ers and Hammersteins Cinderella,
playing from July 23 25 & July 29
August 1. Sunday evening shows
begin at 5:00 p.m., all other eve-
ning shows begin at 7:00 p.m. Sat-
urday matinee (July 31) will begin
at 1:00pm. $14/adults, $12/senior
citizens (60+), $6/children 10 & un-
der. Matinee: $10/adults, $8/senior
citizens, $4/children.
Saturday, July 31
Community Yard Sale
Hill and Dale Dr, (Mechanicsville)
7 a.m.
Yard sale from 7-12 includes
toys, tools, furniture, kitchenware,
movies, xbox games, clothes, house-
hold items and more.
Softball Tryouts
John Baggett Park (Mechanicsville)
10 a.m.
For more information go to
ht t p: / /www.eteamz.com/ SMO-
SPREYS/, or email Jim Sewell at
siam.jim@gmail.com.
Summerstock Production:
Cinderella
Great Mills High School (Great
Mills Rd.) 1 p.m. (matinee) and 7
p.m. This years show will be Rodg-
ers and Hammersteins Cinderella,
playing from July 23 25 & July 29
August 1. Sunday evening shows
begin at 5:00 p.m., all other eve-
ning shows begin at 7:00 p.m. Sat-
urday matinee (July 31) will begin
at 1:00pm. $14/adults, $12/senior
citizens (60+), $6/children 10 & un-
der. Matinee: $10/adults, $8/senior
citizens, $4/children.
Special Olympics No Limit
HoldEm
Bennett Bldg, 24930 Old Three
Notch Rd. (Hollywood) 6 p.m.
For more information call 240-
577-0240 or 240-286-7964.
HVFD Carnival
Hollywood Vol. Fire Department 7 p.m.
Games, rides, bingo, food and
more. $10 unlimited rides bracelets.
Nightly prizes including boys and
girls bikes. For more information go
to www.hvfd7.com.
Sunday, August 1
Saint Vincent De Paul Society
Breakfast
Our Lady of the Wayside Church
(Chaptico) 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Adults-$8 Children 6-12 yrs
old-$5 and children 5 and under are
free. Proceeds from the event will
go toward the expansion of the Our
Lady of the Wayside food pantry.
For more information contact Bren-
da Russell at rsbrssll@AOL.COM or
301-373-2709.
Summerstock Production:
Cinderella
Great Mills High School (Great
Mills Rd.) 5 p.m.
$14/adults, $12/senior citizens
(60+), $6/children 10 & under.
HVFD Carnival
Hollywood Vol. Fire Department
7 p.m.
Games, rides, bingo, food and
more. $10 unlimited rides bracelets.
Nightly prizes including boys and
girls bikes. For more information go
to www.hvfd7.com.
Monday, August 2
HVFD Carnival
Hollywood Vol. Fire Department
7 p.m.
Games, rides, bingo, food and
more. $10 unlimited rides bracelets.
Nightly prizes including boys and
girls bikes. For more information go
to www.hvfd7.com.
Tuesday, August 3
Nature Time at Greenwell
Greenwell State Park (Hollywood)
10 a.m.
Pre-registration (no later than
24 hours in advance) is required via
email - lpranzo@greenwellfounda-
tion.org - or by calling the Greenwell
Foundation offce at 301-373-9775.
Am. Legion 221 Auxiliary
Meeting
AL Post 221 (Avenue) 7 p.m.
Open to all spouses of veter-
ans who served in the United States
Armed Forces during the listed war
eras. Monthly meetings are on the
frst Tuesday of each month at 7:00
p.m. Visit the Post website at http://
www.alpost221.webs.com/, or call
Christina Barbour at 301-904-5876
for more information.
$25 Texas HoldEm
Cadillac Jacks (Lexington Park)
7:30 p.m.
For more information call
Christine at 443-624-2746.
Wednesday, August 4
Why Snooze When You Can
Crooze Nite
Arbys Restaurant (Leonardtown)
5 p.m.
Poker Tournament
FOP-7 Lodge (Great Mills) 7 p.m.
The County Times
Thursday, July 29, 2010 23
By Shelby Oppermann
Contributing Writer
Every summer, I fnd myself thinking about old beach
vacations. It seems that everyone has their favorite beach,
and usually goes to only one each year. Some folks are
partial to Ocean City, Maryland, others to Virginia Beach,
Virginia, and still others to the relatively quieter beaches of
Rehobeth, Bethany and Dewey in Delaware. We were Ocean
City beachgoers in the 50s and 60s, and then my mother
switched to Virginia Beach in the 70s.
I miss the days of traveling to Virginia Beach twice a
summer. My mother and I would hook up the Prowler camper
trailer and stay at Virginia beach KOA (Kamp grounds of
America). Before the trailer it was Triton Towers: a beautiful
high rise hotel that was the frst thing you saw when enter-
ing Virginia Beach. Teenage years at the beach are defnitely
fun. Virginia Beach had the Peppermint Beach Lounge that
catered to teenagers during the day. Giovannis Restaurant
had the best manicotti Id ever tasted besides the old Abbey
Restaurant in College Park. And of course there was the most
important part to the beach; swimming and playing in the
ocean and laying in the sand. If I close my eyes right now
and point my head towards the sun-flled window, I can hear
the ocean waves and smell the suntan lotion mixed with the
salt water of the ocean. If I concentrate hard enough, I can
even remember the feel of wet sand grating in my bathing
suit.
Virginia Beach KOA was huge. They had the greatest
swimming pool and the game arcade had everything a kid
could want. I think I spent more time at the arcade playing
air hockey than I did at the beach. Other teens and I would
ride our bikes all the way along the highway into the beach.
That was when parents felt safer about their kids going off
on their own. The beach was so beautiful and the lifeguards
were okay too.
I once rode my bike all the way to the Edgar Cayce Hos-
pital of health and Enlightenment on 67th street. It was a
neat building built back in 1928 and I really wanted to ex-
plore it. I was only given the basic tour, no attic. My mother
was fascinated with Edgar Cayce. He was known as a healer
and psychic reader who could lay his head upon a book and
then recite every word in the book. I remember us visiting
the building a few times. I believe now it has another build-
ing offering everything from massage instruction to a health
center and spa. Sounds nice to visit again.
For years, my family went to Ocean City, Maryland for
their vacations. I love the pictures in front of the old Oceanic
Motel near the inlet. Trimpers Amusement Park was so much
fun. It has one of the oldest operating carousels in the country.
Who hasnt had a ride on that. Other fun activities were the
bumper cars, or taking goofy pictures in the photo booths. My
favorite attractions will always be the haunted river ride where
you got in a small boat that took you past pirates, ghosts, and
falling barrels, and the haunted house on the pier.
In the past ten years, I have been to Ocean City quite a
few times, but it has normally been for my husbands soft-
ball tournaments. The focus was more on eating, playing
ball, waiting to play ball, watching other teams play ball and
going to Seacrets at night. It was still lots of fun. My hus-
band always makes sure there is a good compromise for me
of softball and things Id like to do. We havent been in a few
years, but now with my husband coaching again for Cryers
Back Road Inn, maybe we will get to go there again. Even
though I am a beach umbrella girl due to my fair skin, I miss
that saltwater and suntan lotion smell even more each year.
And who cares about a little sand in your suit?
To each new days summer adventure,
Shelby
Please send comments or ideas to: shelbys.wander-
ings@yahoo.com.
Fact
un The name for Oz in the Wizard of Oz was thought up when the creator, Frank
Baum, looked at his fling cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence Oz.
of an Aimless

Mind
Wanderings
Sea Water and Sand
By Linda Reno
Contributing Writer
Over the week-
end of July 16-18, over
200 folks from all over
the U.S. converged on
Leonardtown for the
Maryland-Kentucky re-
union to visit the home
of their ancestors who left us in 1785 for new
homes in Kentucky and beyond. The Combs,
Fenwick, Spalding and other families were
very well represented. Leslie Roberts did a
fantastic job of planning and coordinating the
reunion, while the Historical and Genealogi-
cal Societies played a signifcant role in the
events over the three day period. I was hon-
ored to play a small role. Hopefully the local
papers will have more coverage on the event,
but this article isnt about that. These re-
unions have been held every two years since
1990. What most dont know is that similar
events have been occurring here for at least
the last 100 years and surely before that.
There was a very interesting article in
the October 9, 1907 issue of the Baltimore
Sun entitled Sons of Old St. Marys. Space
limitations prevent the inclusion of the en-
tire article, but some of the extracts are as
follows.
There is joy in Old St. Marys. From far
and near her sons and daughters have come,
and still are coming, to spend a few days here
and to make merry. All over the county folk
are entertaining guests. At one place it is a
son who has been away for years and comes
back with a wife and children, alien to Mary-
land and her ways, but who straightway fall
in love with both; at another it is a daughter
who was wooed and won in some quaint old
house by a beautiful watercourse, and then
taken to a far country. She has come back
with her husband to show him the rosebush
she planted when a girl, blooming after all
the years..and to walk with him in the old
box-lined paths they both knew so well in the
courting days.
Again, it is the boy who went away to
seek his fortune in another State. He has
found it and is back once more with the
friends of his boyhood, now men whose hair
show the silvery touch of the years. He goes
out to the old home place, now owned by a
man who never knew him, but who welcomes
him as a friend and who puts the best he
has before him and is glad to have him as
a guest.
St. Marys Loves Them All. And so it
goes. All over the county there are today men
and women bred and born in old St. Marys
who are with her again after many years. And
she is a faithful motherland and does not for-
get.for St. Marys loves her children, and
rich or poor, successful or failures, they are
her children still. And to them the gates are
open and the latchstring is out.
St. Marys, the beginning, the seed of
all that is now meant by Maryland, is just
as glad to have her own again within her
arms.. And she shows it.
A Journey Through Time A Journey Through Time
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community section on page 24.
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We post nightlife events happening in Calvert, Charles and St. Marys counties. To
submit an event for our calendar, email andreashiell@countytimes.net. Deadline
for submissions is Monday by 5 p.m.
Thursday,
July 29
Fair Warning
Irish Pub Band
CJs Back Room
(Lusby) 5 p.m.
Dave Norris
DB McMillans
(California) 5 p.m.
DJ Chris
Big Dogs Paradise
(Mechanicsville) 8
p.m.
Thirsty Thurs-
days Karaoke
Cadillac Jacks
(Lexington Park)
8 p.m.
Ladies DJ Dance
Night
Hulas Bungalow
(California) 8 p.m.
Karaoke Night
Cadillac Jacks
(Lexington Park)
8 p.m.
Friday,
July 30
Dave Norris
DB McMillans
(California) 5 p.m.
Fair Warning
Irish Pub Band
Donovans Pub
(California) 5
p.m.
Randy Richie
(jazz piano)
Caf des Artistes
(Leonardtown)
6:30p.m.*
Four of a Kind
Town of La Plata
7 p.m.
Nuttin Fancy
Band
Toots Bar (Holly-
wood) 7 p.m.
DJ/Line Dancing
Hotel Charles
(Hughesville) 7:30
p.m.
Country Music
Jam Session
St. Marys Landing
(Charlotte Hall) 8
p.m.
Karaoke Night
Cadillac Jacks
(Lexington Park)
8 p.m.
Ladies DJ Dance
Night
Hulas Bungalow
(California) 8 p.m.
24/7 Band
Andersons Bar (Av-
enue) 9 p.m.
Black Onyx
Memories (Wal-
dorf) 9 p.m.
Face Down
Murphys Pub (Bry-
ans Road) 9 p.m.*
Lisa Lim & Over
the Limit
Delta Blues Juke
Joint & Diner (Wal-
dorf) 9 p.m.
Plow Bow
Veras White Sands
Beach Club (Lusby)
9:30 p.m.
Too Many Mikes
Drift Away Bar &
Grill (Cobb Island)
9:30 p.m.
After Hours
Lounge (Live
Music/DJ)
Chefs American
Bistro (California)
10 p.m.
Saturday,
July 31
Vinyl Rhino
Veras White Sands
Beach Club (Lusby)
2 p.m.*
Impact
Apehangers (Bel
Alton) 3 p.m.
Fair Warning
Irish Pub Band
DB McMillans
(California) 5 p.m.
Randy Richie
(jazz piano)
Caf des Artistes
(Leonardtown)
6:30p.m.*
DJ Charlie
Thompson
Toots Bar (Holly-
wood) 7 p.m.
Mike and Barry
Just Us
Ruddy Duck Brew-
ery (Solomons)
7:30 p.m.
Gretchen Richie
(jazz cabaret)
Westlawn Inn
(North Beach) 8
p.m.
HROG Blues
Jam w/ Wave
Milor
Fat Boys Country
Store (Leonard-
town) 8 p.m.
Karaoke
Quades Store
(Bushwood) 8
p.m.
Absinthe
Calypso Bay
(Deale) 9 p.m.*
Black Onyx
Hard Times Caf
(Waldorf) 9 p.m.*
Crossfre
Goose Landing
(Benedict) 9 p.m.*
DJ Blacky
Lexington Res-
taurant & Lounge
(Lexington Park)
9 p.m.
Escape the
Armada
Hulas Bungalow
(California) 9 p.m.
Evil Cecil
Apehangers (Bel
Alton) 9 p.m.
Four of a Kind
Cryers Back Road
Inn (Leonardtown)
9 p.m.
Kajun Kelly
Crossing at Casey
Jones (La Plata) 9
p.m.
Karaoke w/ DJ
Tommy T & DJ T
Applebees (Califor-
nia) 9 p.m.
Fullsteam
Veras White Sands
Beach Club (Lusby)
9:30 p.m.
Locked-n-Loaded
Drift Away Bar &
Grill (Cobb Island)
9:30 p.m.
After Hours
Lounge (Live
Music/DJ)
Chefs American
Bistro (California)
10 p.m.
Sunday,
August 1
HydraFX
Veras White Sands
Beach Club (Lusby)
2 p.m.
Bent Nickel
Sea Breeze Tiki Bar
(Mechanicsville) 3
p.m.
The California
Ramblers
Apehangers Bar
(Bel Alton) 3 p.m.
Country Music
Jam Session
St. Marys Landing
(Charlotte Hall) 4
p.m.
DJ Charlie
Thompson
Toots Bar (Holly-
wood) 7 p.m.
Monday,
August 2
Mason Sebastian
DB McMillans
(California) 5 p.m.
Open Mic Night
Scotts II (Welcome)
7 p.m.
Tuesday,
August 3
Fair Warning
Irish Pub Band
DB McMillans
(California) 5 p.m
Open Mic Night
Martinis Lounge
(White Plains) 9
p.m.*
Wed, August 4
Fair Warning
Irish Pub Band
CJs Back Room
(Lusby) 5 p.m.
Captain John
DB McMillans
(California) 5:30
p.m.
Karaoke
Big Dogs Paradise
(Mechanicsville) 7
p.m.
Karaoke Night
St. Marys Land-
ing (Charlotte Hall)
7:30 p.m.
Open Mic Night
Hulas Bungalow
(California) 8 p.m.
Wolfs Blues Jam
Beach Cove Restau-
rant (Chesapeake
Beach) 8 p.m.
*CALL TO
CONFIRM
By Andrea Shiell
Staff Writer
Anybody whos studied fairy tales knows
how complicated Cinderella can be. She juggles
her persona as a lonely orphan, a scorned sister,
an abused teenager and a lost soul looking for
love, and you could weave the different aspects
of her situation together easily in any case.
But all can agree her story is very dark at
frst glance, all about a girl who is treated cru-
elly by her stepfamily and forced to slave after
her slovenly stepsisters under the demanding
droll of their gaudy mother.
The universe guides her to a way out,
though, complete with mice-to-horses dragging
the confused and abused orphan in a pumpkin-
turned-carriage through the wilderness to fnd
true love with a prince whos (conveniently) be-
ing forced by his parents to look for a wife.
But really, there are so many sides to this
story from its comments on social class to its
statements on royal politics that one could
write entire books analyzing each character and
the fawed institution they represent, and thats
without going into the brutal violence that per-
meates many versions of the fairy tale (the gory
Grimm version, for example, wouldnt be con-
sidered suitable for children nowadays).
But Rogers and Hammersteins version,
which is being produced by the Department of
Recreation and Parks as this years Summer-
stock musical, is decidedly sweeter and more
nostalgic, stressing a tale about a girl who rises
above her class and her confnement to fnd
love and riches despite her lowly position. And
this plays magic shouldnt be lost on St. Marys
audiences.
Director Allison Mehoffey, who graduat-
ed from Queens University in Charlotte, North
Carolina in 2009 with a degree in English and a
minor in Theater Arts, is rounding out her sev-
enth year of involvement with Summerstock,
making her directorial debut with a story that
she said has always been near and dear to her
as shes played it over the years, frst in more
serious adaptations of the story and now with
Rogers and Hammersteins more lighthearted
version.
I think its a story that speaks to people
all across the globe Cinderella is a character
that I think most people can identify with be-
cause shes overlooked, and we all have those
times when we feel like were invisible or well
do something but nobody notices, she said.
Though the actors have fallen into their
characters naturally, Allison said her biggest
challenge since rehearsals began in May has
been coordinating the fner points of the pro-
duction, juggling live music, choreography and
technical crews along with the core cast.
Theres a lot of organization that theater
requires and its very diffcult to make sure
a message gets to everybody, she said. And
Ive always sort of thought of theater as like a
mosaic, where you have to ft all these pieces
together to make a picture but in this case
the pictures are all moving around.
Still, the mosaics roaming parts have a
way of waltzing us dizzy once they come to-
gether onstage, the sweet story speaking to the
wannabe-princess in us all when the carriage
pulls up and Cinderella gets whisked away to
her very own happily ever after.
In the end, after all, thats the side of the
story worth celebrating.
The Department of Recreation and Parks
presents its second weekend of Rogers and
Hammersteins Cin-
derella from July 29 to
August 1 at Great Mills
High School. Perfor-
mances on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday
will being at 7 p.m., with
a Saturday matinee on
July 31 only beginning
at 1 p.m. Sundays per-
formance will begin at 5
p.m. For information on
purchasing tickets, go
to www.co.saint-marys.
md.us.recreate.specia-
levents.asp, or call 301-
475-4200, ext. 1800 or
1801.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010 25
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1. Designer Jacobs
5. Invests in little
enterprises
9. _____ Castell, makers
of pens
14. Ex-ruler of Iran
15. Widely used Pakistani
language
16. Niche near the altar
17. Chancel area
18. Asian weight unit (1.3 oz)
19. A protruding part
20. Suspicious
23. Comparative conjunctive
24. Brew
25. Tooth decays
28. Hygienic
33. Feeling of blame
34. Sudden loud noises
35. Sixth Hebrew letter
36. Food from orchid tubers
38. Astern
39. Ethiopian lake
41. Midway between E and
SE
42. Rattling breaths
44. Blue goose
45. Pilchards
47. Football league ____ A
49. The longest division of
geological time
50. Swollen lymph node
51. Berlin gate
56. Unconsciousness
59. Anglo-Saxon currency
60. An inexperienced person
62. Male social clubs
63. People of southern India
64. A jeering remark
65. Staffs
66. A domed or vaulted
recess
67. Or ____
CLUES DOWN
1. Mutual savings bank
(abbr.)
2. Polite interruption sound
3. Actor ___ Malek
4. A way to scold
5. Sacred Buddhist writings
6. Von _____, rocket
scientist
7. March 15th
8. Extremist religious group
9. A composer of fables
10. Talisman
11. Where wine ferments
(abbr.)
12. Heat unit
13. Whisky
21. One and only
22. Venom injector
25. Romaine lettuces
26. Squash bug genus
27. 12-inch measuring stick
28. Strongboxes
29. Small social insects
30. Wooly indris genus
31. Rajahs wife
32. Chinese monetary unit
34. A large cotton bundle
37. Convent superior
40. Obtain by salvaging
43. Tennis star Kournikova
46. Pro and con discussion
47. Ice cream served with a
topping
48. The outward fow of the
tide
50. A drop of moisture
52. ____ Bene (Latin)
53. Fall to a lower place
54. One train track
55. A castrated male cat
56. Cubic feet per minute
(abbr.)
57. Openings
58. A waterproof raincoat
61. Charge for a service
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By Chris Stevens
Staff Writer
HOLLYWOOD Even with temperatures hover-
ing around 100 degrees early Saturday morning, the
Pax River Rugby 11 and under team enthusiastically
took to the pitch at Clarks Landing, ready to do battle
with the South River Seahawks of Edgewater, Anne
Arundel County.
The childrens enthusiasm is channeled from
league president Justin Thomson, who noticed that
there wasnt a youth program for rugby in the Southern
Maryland region and decided to take action.
Were the closest youth program before the An-
napolis area, Thomson said before Saturday mornings
match. We had 14 kids come
out last year and this year we
have 41.
Thomson and his team-
mates on the mens rugby
squad, as well as members of
the womens team, lend their
support and expertise to the
younger players, as well as
rules and lessons that every
player must adhere to.
Every kid has to touch
the ball, we dont promote
showboating, he says. Only
the captain is allowed to talk
to the offcial rugby is still a
game of chivalry.
The youth rugby pro-
gram has two teams of two
age levels, 11 and under and 13 and under. They prac-
tice twice a week at Clarks Landing (Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.), so their time isnt mo-
nopolized by the game, making it easier for them to
stick with it.
Ive had a few parents tell me that their kids have
quit every sport theyve put them in, but this is the one
theyve stuck with, Thomson said. He believes the
kids are sticking with the sport because of the rewards
of playing together as a team.
They see it pays off you dont have to have just
one superstar out there, he says.
For Brian Grabarek of Lusby, he enjoys watching
his daughters Kaelyn (age 12) and Alexa (age 8) run
around on the feld, and he also has a chance to social-
ize with other parents who come to watch their kids
play.
Ive made some really good friends that I
wouldnt have met otherwise, Grabarek says. Its
nice to interact with other adults.
He believes his daughters enjoy it because of the
all-inclusive nature of rugby.
The team aspect of the game is enjoyable, he
said. Everybody gets to play and its nice to see your
kids do something fun.
Another factor is the low cost. With a fee of 40
dollars largely going back to the kids (who are given
red and yellow rugby shirts as well as their own ball),
the youth league is a labor of love, giving kids an op-
portunity to experience something different.
Thomson hopes that the popularity of the league
will expand and provide opportunities for each South-
ern Maryland county to have their own separate
teams.
We have kids from Calvert and St. Marys play-
ing now. In three to fve years, Id like to have teams
in all three counties, then travel on Saturdays to play
other teams, he says.
More information can be found at www.paxrug-
by.com.
chrisstevens@countytimes.net
The Southern Maryland
Sabres Hockey Club announces
the formation of a Midget-level
recreational hockey team for the
2010-2011 season.
The Midget team includes
players born in years 1992
through 1995. The rec hockey
season begins in October and
continues through February 2011
with an end-of-season tourna-
ment in early March. The team
will play in the Capital Corridor
Hockey League (CCHL).
Cost: $ 800.00 includes 18
practices, 8 home games at the
Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf
(with 8 reciprocating games),
monthly skills clinics and the
end-of season CCHL tourna-
ment. (USA Hockey insurance
& jerseys not included.)
Register online @ www.
somdsabres.org.
Please contact Jaime
Cantlon, Sabres Rec Program
Director at: recdirector@
somdsabres.org
Registration is also available
online for all Sabres recre-
ational hockey teams:
USA Hockey 2010-2011 age
groups:
Atoms 2004-2005
Mites 2002-2003
Squirts 2000-2001
PeeWee 1998-1999
Bantam 1996-1997
Midget 1992-1995
Sabres Seek Midget-Level Players
The Southern Maryland Sabres
Pee Wee Rec ice hockey team cel-
ebrated its undefeated regular season
with a banner-raising at the Capital
Clubhouse on Monday, July 12, 2010.
The team was 11-0 during the
2009-2010 season, earning the title
CCHL Regular Season Champions.
The Sabres Pee Wee rec team plays in
the Capital Corridor Hockey League.
The team came in second place in an
end-of-season tournament.
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Gass Ready for Life of Liberty
By Chris Stevens
Staff Writer
After an exceptional
career in cross-country
and track and feld, Leon-
ardtown graduate Jessica
Gass is ready to pardon
the pun hit the ground
running at Liberty Uni-
versity in Lynchburg, Va.
this coming fall.
Im very excited
and nervous, Gass said
of the coming challenge
of running both cross and
country and track at Lib-
erty. Its Division I and
the best athletes are there.
The coach has high expec-
tations, so Ive been running all summer.
Gass choice where she would contin-
ue her running career and education was
between Liberty and Shippensburg (Pa.)
University, with Liberty winning out due
to the schools strong Christian environ-
ment, similar to how she was raised.
The atmosphere will be friendly,
said Gass, who plans to major in exercise
sciences in hopes of becoming a physical
therapist.
There will be a period of adjustment
for Gass as she moves from a close-knit
high school atmosphere to college.
Im just going to miss the team so
much, its going to be a defnite change,
she said. Well see it how it goes.
Gass plans to run both cross-coun-
try and track and feld at Liberty, with her
distance-running background lending her
a special versatility on both sides of the
coin.
I like them both the same, she said.
I run distance in track, its the same, just
different felds.
For her high school career, decorated
heavily by gold medals in all three running
sports (cross-country, indoor and outdoor
track), Gass third-place fnish in the 4A
two-mile run (11:18) at the Maryland State
Championships this past May ranks as one
of her memorable moments, and she hopes
to continue to shave more seconds off of
her times even more at Liberty.
Im hoping to drop my times down
and get faster, she said. And I just want
to ft in at college.
chrisstevens@countytimes.net
Youth Rugby Teaches Teamwork
St. Marys
County Recre-
ation and Parks
Youth Roller Hockey
Registration
Ages 8 to 14 as of
December 31st 2010
August 26th and September
2nd
Leonard Hall Recreation
Center in Leonardtown 7 to
9 p.m.
Cost $75.00 per child

Adult Volley-
ball League
meetings
Womens meeting
Thursday September 2nd
Co-Ed meeting
Wednesday September 8th
Mens meeting Thursday
September 9th
All meetings at
Leonard Hall
Recreation Center
7 p.m. Individuals and teams
welcome to attend
For more information call
Kenny Sothoron at
301-475-4200 ext 1830
Photo By Chris Stevens
Photo By Chris Stevens
Dylan Vogt and Jason Cantburry of Pax River surround a South River Seahawk
player during Saturdays 11U Rugby match at Clarks Landing.
Pax Rivers Christian Echols looks to pass to an open
teammate.
Jessica Gass signs her letter of intent to run cross country and
track at Liberty. She was accompanied by her parents Dean
and Amber, as well as cross country coach Jamie Cospey,
Leonardtown principal David ONeill and assistant coach
Rick Hageman.
Photo By Chris Stevens
The County Times
Thursday, July 29, 2010 28
By Ronald N. Guy Jr.
Contributing Writer
The integrity
of the game: it is
what anyone associ-
ated with competi-
tive sports coaches,
players, fans holds
most dear.
Without it, games are little more
than athletic exhibitions not far from
the orchestrated theater of professional
wrestling. Is that entertaining? Sure, but
the unknown outcome of competitive
athletics, the possibility of victory and
the unspeakable fear of defeat, is what
captivates its audience and drives its
participants.
And so, when pure, un-compro-
mised competition is, well, compro-
mised, it frays the very fabric of sport
and spawns the sports worlds biggest
scandals (perhaps rivaled only by worlds
best golfer morphing into an adult movie
star). The range of competitive corrup-
tion has included the outright throwing
of games (the 1919 World Series/Black
Sox scandal), gambling by those within
the game (Pete Rose), point shaving/ma-
nipulation of fnal scores and of course
the recent phenomena of un-leveling the
playing feld through the use of perfor-
mance enhancing drugs (PEDs).
At the risk of sounding nave, given
the salaries of professional athletes, its
hard to imagine anything like the Black
Sox scandal happening again and it seems
unlikely that the fnancial windfall from
any sort of point shaving ring would be
adequate incentive for a player to risk his
professional career and lucrative salary
(although as NBA offcial Tim Donaghy
proved, not all involved in the game have
had their honesty fnancially secured).
Instead, in the professional ranks,
the carrot that created recent corruption
isnt the gamblers overture but the pro-
fessional paycheck itself; hence the pro-
liferation of PEDs and the careers that
could be born, sustained or enhanced
through there use.
Conversely, college athletics, for the
athletes anyway, couldnt be more differ-
ent. From a fnancial perspective, the col-
lege athletes world is certainly more sim-
ilar to that of those 1919 Chicago White
(or infamously Black) Sox than it is to
todays professional athlete. Major col-
lege sports have become this combustible
confuence of unscrupulous agents and
boosters, uncompensated and impres-
sionable young athletes and the universi-
ties whose fnancial coffers these athletes
feed. To the credit of the schools, coaches
and athletes, right mostly still prevails
over wrong; increasingly though, and
especially with more star athletes barely
having a cup of coffee in college before
turning pro, there are those that succumb
to the special interests and accept ille-
gal benefts.
For me, child of the 80s and college
student of the 90s that I am, the end of
innocence came with the post-mortem
on the most famous recruiting class of all
time: Michigans Fab Five. Ray Jackson,
Jimmy King, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard
and Chris Webber started as freshman,
captivated college basketball and led
Michigan to back-to-back championship
games. Later we learned Webber had ac-
cepted illegal benefts and poof, the Fab
Five was erased from the history books
(if not our memories). A similar fate
befell the 96 UMass and 08 Memphis
mens basketball teams. As awkward as it
is to pretend we didnt see what we know
we saw, the solace in each of these cases
is none actually won the championship;
so no blood no foul so to speak. Unfor-
tunately Reggie Bush and Southern Cal
just drew blood.
After years of investigation, the
NCAA declared Bush ineligible for ac-
cepting illegal benefts and cited USC for
a lack of institutional control. USC was
forced to forfeit its 2004 national champi-
onship and Bush may well have to return
his 2005 Heisman Trophy. An entire era
of USC football, a national championship
and one of the best championship games
Ive seen (2006 Rose Bowl) vanished.
The complicated and icky legacy of
all this is theres nothing in college sports
to believe in wholly. The championship
won today may be vacated tomorrow.
While hes counting his millions, twirl-
ing this Super Bowl ring and frolicking
with Kardashians, I hope Bush realizes
this is his lasting contribution to college
athletics. Ditto for Webber and those
aforementioned UMass and Memphis
teams. Hopefully tomorrows college star
will absorb this sad episode and realize
his/her integrity, and that of the game, is
priceless. Until then (channeling Dave
Mathews), the grace that used to be asso-
ciated with the old college try is gone.
Send comments to rguyjoon@yahoo.
com
BleaChers
A View From The
something (Not) To Believe In
Miller Thrills at Potomac, scores $5000 TsF series Victory
By Doug Watson
Potomac Speedway
BUDDS CREEK Gettysburg,
Pa.s Jeremy Miller scored a thrilling win
in Friday nights 40-lap, $5000-to-win,
Three State Flyers series event at Potomac
Speedway.
The win was Millers frst feature win
at Potomac in nearly three years and his
career 19th at the track.
Miller and Keith Jackson were the
front row for the start of the 40-lap main
event. Miller got the jump at the start, as
he would lead the events frst circuit. Keith
Jackson would then assert himself as he
took the top spot on lap two and would lead
the race for the next ten laps.
Fourth-starting Josh Richards, the
defending World of Outlaws Late Model
series champion, would then grab the top
from Jackson on lap 12. As Richards ap-
peared to have the car to beat, Miller and
Jackson would wage their own personal
war for second and third that lasted nearly
twenty-laps.
A lap 37 caution set the stage for what
would be quite a dramatic fnish. On the
ensuing restart, Miller secured second
from Jackson and set his sights on Rich-
ards. Racing down the backstretch for the
fnal time, Miller made a bold move to
the inside as Richards slid high, bringing
Keith Jackson with him, to steal the win at
the stripe in front of the capacity crowd.
That was a lot of fun, Miller stated
from Potomacs victory lane. The track
got black like we expected but there was
still plenty of traction and I was able to
move around a little and fnd where the car
worked best.
Miller felt his opportunity for the win
came on the lap 37 restart. I think Joshs
car had a broken shock or something, he
said. He was having a little trouble keep-
ing his car on the bottom, and if I was go-
ing to make a move, thats where it would
have to come from.
Tire choice would be critical in the
outcome of the event. Tonight was all
about tire management, Miller said. We
went with a little softer tire and I saved
something for the end of the race and it
sure does feel good to win here at Potomac
again.
Jackson fnished second behind
Miller, Richards settled for third, Jamie
Lathroum came from 21st to secure fourth
and Austin Hubbard completed the top
fve. Heats for the 34 cars on hand went to
Ronnie DeHaven Jr., Miller, Richards and
Hubbard with Jamie Lathroum claiming
the consolation.
In the 16-lap Street Stock feature,
Aquasco, Md.s Walt Homberg made his
season debut a good one as he posted his
frst feature win of the season and 12th ca-
reer at the track. Current Street Stock point
leader Kurt Zimmerman roared out into
the race lead at the drop of the green. As
Zimmerman appeared headed to his fourth
feature win of the season, disaster struck as
he would spin from contention on lap 10.
Homberg would then assume control
of the event and lead the remaining laps
to score the popular victory. Bryan Kerns
rallied late for second, Jimmy Jessmer Jr.
rebounded from an early race crash to fn-
ish third, Kyle Nelson was fourth and Dale
Reamy completed the top fve. Heats for
the 21 cars entered went to Zimmerman
and Josh Williams.
In other action, Current Hobby Stock
point leader Jimmy Randall rolled to his
fourth feature win of the season in the
divisions 15-lap event and Ray Bucci an-
nexed his frst win of the season in the 20-
lap Strictly Stock feature.
Late Model Feature
Results (40 laps)
1. Jeremy Miller 2. Keith Jackson 3. Josh
Richards 4. Jamie Lathroum 5. Austin
Hubbard 6. Daryl Hills 7. Bo Feathers 8.
Nick Dickson 9. JT Spence 10. Roland
Mann 11. Ross Robinson 12. Mike Lupfer
13. Jeff Pilkerton 14. David Williams 15.
Kirk Ryan 16. Alan Sagi 17. Dale Hollidge
18. Scott LeBarron 19. Matt Quade 20.
Booper Bare 21. Jason Covert 22. Ronnie
DeHaven Jr. 23. Walker Arthur 24. Kyle
Hardy DNQ- Bryan Bernheisel, Colby
Frye, Andy Anderson, Dustin Mitchell,
Chris Cromer, Walter Crouch, Deane Guy,
Brian Tavenner, Kyle Lear, DJ Myers
Street Stock feature re-
sults (16 laps)
1.Walt Homberg 2. Bryan Kerns 3. Jimmy
Jessmer Jr. 4. Kyle Nelson 5. Dale Reamy
6. Kurt Zimmerman 7. Josh Williams
8. Sam Archer 9. Jason Murphy 10. Ben
Bowie 11. Kirk Evans 12. Mike Sparks 13.
Donnie Smith 14. Mike Reynolds 15. Dale
Smith 16. Tony Archer 17. Troy Kassiris
18. Jonathon Oliver 19. Scott Wilson 20.
Teddy Dickson 21. Stephen Quade (DQ)
10 vol-
leyball play-
ers, 9 basket-
ball players,
a bowler,
and a swim-
mer from St.
Marys Coun-
ty attended the
Special Olym-
pics National
competition in
Lincoln, Ne-
braska from
July 18 to 24.
The event
kicked off on
Sunday with
a memorable
Opening Cer-
emonies that included the parade of athletes from 47 states
and the District of Columbia. The week-long event featured
competitions in multiple sports, including those entered by
the Maryland delegation.
In aquatics, swimmer Kyle Russell competed in 4 events.
He won a bronze medal in the 50 meter freestyle and 25 meter
butterfy. He and his team won a silver medal in the 4x50
meter relay and he was victorious in the 50 meter backstroke,
winning the gold medal. Kyle was amazed at the overall event.
I got to meet other athletes from all over the USA. We had a
lot of fun. Kyles coach, Lynne Baker, was very proud of his
performance. Each of the Maryland athletes improved upon
their times during the fnal competitions. They truly stepped
up at this prestigious event.
In bowling, Kegan Zimmerman and his fellow Mary-
landers competed in singles, doubles, and a 4-person team.
Kegan won the bronze medal in singles, 4th in doubles, and
5th in team play. My family was able to watch the progress
of each match on the internet. That was really great, com-
mented Kegan. The bowlers received an authentic bowling
pin adorned with the 2010 National logo. Each athlete used
the pin to gather autographs of their fellow competitors.
The traditional basketball team was divisioned in a
group of teams that were very skilled. Unfortunately, this
team did not win any of their preliminary games or in the
fnal competitions. They did show everyone what sportsman-
ship is all about. In each game, this brave group of athletes
played their hardest to the very last second. They maintained
good spirits and had fun throughout the week. Several of the
coaches of other teams commented on the demeanor of our
athletes. Coach Bewick commented, Our athletes were true
sports. They knew the other teams were strong but they didnt
give up. Lloyd Grayson and I are so proud of each of them.
The team came home with a 4th place award.
The volleyball team consisted of 6 athletes and 4 unifed
partners. The team played extremely well together and dis-
played the true meaning of a unifed team. The team played
against teams from Texas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Okla-
homa, and Connecticut. In the fnal divisions, they won all
of their games. In the gold medal round, they played a very
experienced team from Texas. They split the frst two games
of the match. They went into the tie-breaker and lost to Texas,
16-14. A Special Olympics offcial at the event commented,
This was an incredible unifed team. They played together
and used the proper
technique of volley-
ball. It was a plea-
sure to watch.
The Maryland
delegation returned
home on Saturday to
a welcoming com-
mittee at BWI air-
port. The St. Marys
delegation is thank-
ful to all of the fami-
lies and friends that
traveled with them
to Lincoln and sup-
ported them from
home. Congratula-
tions to the athletes,
coaches, and part-
ners on this incred-
ible achievement.
special Olympics Maryland is
Victorious at National Games
Jim Downs, Tiffaney Johnson, Brandon Chan
and Joe Quade of the Southern Maryland
Special Olympics basketball team defend an
opposing player.
Thomas Smith prepares to block a shot
at the net for the Southern Maryland Vol-
leyball team, who won the silver medal
at the National Special Olympics.
The County Times
Thursday, July 29, 2010 29
Southern Maryland Physical Therapys
Rachel Meade watches the fight of the
ball during Mondays womens softball
game at Andersons Bar.
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By Chris Stevens
Staff Writer
CLEMENTS Somerville Insurance
got contributions from everyone who played,
cruising to a 19-4 win over host Southern
Maryland Physical Therapy in womens soft-
ball action Monday evening.
It makes it a lot easier to have a good
hitting team, said Somerville manager
Lamont Saxon. We have girls who can pick
it up when others are struggling.
Somerville didnt struggle much in their
six inning victory, as 13 different players col-
lected hits, with Trena Mainor, Anita Nelson,
Karen Camp, Lisa Somerville and Robin Pet-
tit drove in multiple runs in leaping out to a
16-0 lead after 3 innings.
Southern Maryland didnt go down eas-
ily, as a two-run single by catcher Stacey
Parker highlighted a four-run, six hit inning
for the home team, in their frst year of play
in the league.
Were a new team this year, weve lost
fve or six games by one run and two or three
games by two runs, manager Craig Spence
said. Its a matter of putting the bats togeth-
er, and thats where were coming up short.
Spence said the plan was to play good
defense against Somerville, but their hot bats
made it a tough task.
Theyve got a good core of girls, great
continuity, they the ball and theyre very well
coached, Spence said. Theyre 16-1 for a
reason.
Saxon credits an improved defensive
mentality for Somervilles league best record
so far this season. They lead Bud Light by 2
games in Division I.
We work on that all the time, Saxon
said of the improved felding of his team.
Some of it just the routine once you get
that down, the rest will come.
Saxon also isnt buying into the hype
about Somervilles almost-fawless record.
Its softball any team can beat any-
body on any given day, he says. We just
have to take it one game at a time.
chrisstevens@countytimes.net
Thurs., July 29
Mens Over 40 League (All
Games Start At 6 p.m.)
Captain Sams vs. Tri-Coun-
ty Aire at Back Road Inn
Rita Bs vs. Hole In the Wall
at Tippetts Field
Hobos at Andersons Bar
Clements vs. All Star Utility
at Fenwick Field
Seabreeze vs. Park Sunoco
at Knight Life
Mens Slow Pitch League
Chaneys vs. Grid Iron Grill
at Chancellors Run Park,
6:30 p.m.
VFW2632 vs. Pax Bombers
at Pax River, 6:30 p.m.
Bookkeeping By Blanche
vs. Budweiser at Captain
Sams, 6:30 p.m.
Back Road Inn vs. Hi Octane
at Knight Life, 6:30 p.m.
American Legion vs. The
Green Door/Cullisons at
The Brass Rail, 6:30 p.m.
Fri., July 30
Young Mens League
Quades Shockers vs. Dew
Drop Inn at Chancellors
Run Park, 6:30 p.m.
Gary Grays Athletics at
Captain Sams, 6:30 p.m.
Seabreeze/BRI vs. Cryers at
Back Road Inn, 6:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 1
Young Mens League
Cryers vs. Flash Point at
Andersons Bar, 4:30 p.m.
Quades Shockers vs. Flash
Point at Andersons Bar, 6
p.m.
Dew Drop Inn vs. Gary
Grays Athletics at Moose
Lodge, 6 p.m.
Captain Sams vs. Sea-
breeze/BRI at Back Road
Inn, 6 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 2
Womens League
Back Road Inn vs. Southern
at 7th District Park, 6:30
p.m.
Chesapeake Custom Em-
broidery vs. Bud Light at
Back Road Inn, 6:30 p.m.
ABC Liquors vs. Knockouts
at The Brass Rail, 6:30 p.m.
Womens Over 30 League
Raleys vs S&J Heating at
Andersons Bar
Rosebuds vs. Ryce Electric
at Moose Lodge
Back Road Inn vs. Hole in
the wall at Tippetts Field
Hurricanes at Captain Sams
Tues., Aug. 3
Mens Slow Pitch League
Grid Iron Grill vs. The Green
Door/Cullisons at The Brass
Rail, 6:30 p.m.
VFW2632 vs. Budweiser at
Captain Sams, 6:30 p.m.
Bookkeeping By Blanche
vs. Chaneys at The Brass
Rail, 8 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 4
Womens League
ABC Liquors vs. Southern at
7th District Park, 6:30 p.m.
Moose Lodge vs. Southern
Maryland Physical Therapy
at Andersons Bar, 6:30 p.m.
Xtreme vs. Knockouts at
The Brass Rail, 6:30 p.m.
Back Road Inn at Captain
Sams, 6:30 p.m.
Bella Salon at Andersons
Bar, 6:30 p.m.
Somerville Insurance vs.
Bud Light at Back Road Inn,
6:30 p.m.
SOFTBALL SCHEDULE
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Mens Slowpitch League
1. BRI 24-5
2. Hi Octane 22-6
3. Chaneys 21-8
4. Green Door 12-14
5. Pax Bombers 10-16
6. Budweiser 9-17
7. Grid Iron Grill 9-18
8. American Legion 6-18
9. Bookkeeping By Blanche 5-23
10. VFW 2632 3-19
Young Mens League
1. Seabreeze/BRI/Moose Lodge 18-1
2. Gary Grays Athletics 17-2
3. Cryers 16-4
4. Dew Drop inn 18-7
5. Quades Shockers 10-11
6. Flash Point 4-18
7. Captain Sams 3-20
Womens League
Division 1
1. Somerville Insurance 15-1
2. Bud Light 13-2
3. Southern 9-5
4. CCE 9-6
5. Mix It Up 10-8
Division 2
1. Captain Sams 8-6
2. Back Road Inn 10-8
3. Andersons Bar 9-8
4. Bella Salon 8-10
5. Southern Maryland Physical Therapy 6-12
Division 3
1. ABC Liquors 7-9
2. Knockouts 6-9
3. Moose Lodge 4-12
4. Xtreme 0-18
St. Marys County Softball Standings
(For games through the week ending Sunday, July 25)
Somerville Cruises, Improves to 16-1
St. Marys Ryken High School is in search of a
Head Varsity Softball Coach. If interested, contact Athletic
Director Dave Tallman, 301-475-7663 or dtallman@smrhs.org
Photo By Chris Stevens
Photo By Chris Stevens
Robin Pettit of Somerville Insurance chops an RBI groundout during Somervilles 19-4 win Mon-
day night over Southern Maryland Physical Therapy.
The County Times
Thursday, July 29, 2010 30
By Keith McGuire
Contributing Writer
One of the most important things in
any bottom fshing anglers arsenal is bait.
Those who fsh for founder are most par-
ticular. Some believe that there is no other
bait than cut squid and minnow. On the Vir-
ginia coast they call this a Wachepreague
Sandwich when it is baited with a strip of
cut squid, a minnow, and then another piece
of cut squid on top of that. It is a good bait,
to be sure.
With the large minimum size restric-
tions that we have been living with for the
Blue Crabs
Blue Crabs Blank
Bluefsh, Continue
Successful Home Stand
I Cant Believe Its Not Butter!
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
shut out the Bridgeport Bluefsh 4-0 Tues-
day evening at Regency Furniture Stadium
to improve to 5-1 on this franchise long 11-
game home stand.
RHP Dan Reichert earned his league-
best 11th win, allowing just four hits while
striking out seven through as many innings.
Bluefsh RHP Denny Stark surrendered all
the Blue Crab runs, including three in the
frst and dropped to 5-2 on the season.
Centerfelder Richard Giannotti led off
the bottom of the frst with a double and sub-
sequently advanced to third on a sac bunt by
second baseman Casey Benjamin. Giannotti
then scored on designated hitter Matt Craigs
RBI ground out to second. With two outs and
third baseman Patrick Osborn on frst cour-
tesy of a walk, frst baseman Eric Crozier
knocked a two run home run into left-cen-
terfeld, his 14th of the year. It was Croziers
second two RBI homer in as many nights,
extending his hitting streak to 16 games. He
is now tied with Benjamin for the second lon-
gest hit streak this season.
The Blue Crabs went down in order in
the next two innings, but made it 3-0 in the
fourth. Catcher Christian Lopez doubled to
centerfeld and advanced to third on a throw-
ing error by Bridgeport centerfelder Adam
Greenberg. Giannotti then singled to drive in
Lopez. Giannotti went 2-for-4 on the night
with the double, RBI single and run scored.
Meanwhile, the Bluefsh had no extra-base
hits and advanced a runner to second just
three times. RHP Steve Palazzolo struck
out four batters in 1.2 innings of relief and
earned his frst save of the year. At 55-34, the
frst place Blue Crabs maintain the best over-
all record in the Atlantic League, and have
the circuits best second half record at 13-5.
The Blue Crabs close out their series
with the Bluefsh before beginning the fnal
set of the home stand against the York Revo-
lution. Game time for tonights game against
the Bluefsh is 7:05 p.m.
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last few years, bigger bait is the better choice.
I like strips of large spot flets and, failing that,
strips of small snapper bluefsh flets. Fresh is
always best. When I catch one of these fsh, I
flet the fsh without scaling and cut pennants
from the flets with scissors so that I can be
more precise. It may seem like a lot of work
and too much attention to detail, but these baits
will frequently catch bigger fsh than the vener-
able squid and minnow combinations. Large
spot and small bluefsh are not always easy to
fnd, so when I do fnd them I preserve the baits
to use next time; just in case I cant catch any
fresh bait. I flet and strip the bait as usual and
salt them down with kosher salt in a small plas-
tic container and place them in the refrigerator
at home until the next trip. One of the popular
butter or margarine containers will usually ft
the small plastic container bill perfectly. Ive
been doing this for years, and back in 1996 it
got me into some trouble at home.
My daughter was dating age and not living
at home. She came to visit one summer week-
end to introduce her new beau. To celebrate
the event we had an informal family barbecue,
complete with steaks on the grill, salads, other
side dishes, and fresh corn-on-the-cob.
The event was not going well. Since we
had not met the young man before, he was vis-
ibly uncomfortable, making everyone a little
nervous and unsettled. My daughter did her
best to keep things light and easy, and we were
all trying to make good impressions on one an-
other. Finally, the informal dinner was served.
The home cooked meal was placed before
us on the table. As our guest prepared his corn-
on-the-cob, he reached for the I Cant Be-
lieve Its Not Butter tub and was shocked at
what he found when he took off the lid. My
wife and daughter screeched in unison be-
cause it didnt contain butter at all. Instead,
it was heavily-salted, delicately cut pennants
of spot and bluefsh!
It was only natural for me to commit a se-
rious tactical error in the face of the situation as
I fell out of my chair with laughter! It was way
too late to explain how precious the cut bait was
to a serious fatfsh angler. The new beau was
not a fsherman and was not amused at all. My
daughter was mortifed. My wife didnt want
to hear how or why I would cut up fsh to use
for bait, let alone put it in a butter container and
place it in her fridge.
Now happily married with a family of her
own, my daughter still visits regularly. That
young man never came back! She wont use
empty butter or margarine containers to store
anything in her refrigerator. Soon after that
day, I had to purchase a small used refrigerator
for the garage to store bait, ice and cool drinks
for fshing.
It is mighty hot out there and really tough
to fsh. The fsh are still there, but it takes some
searching to fnd your target species. Dont
waste your time with a fshing trip dedicated to
founder. Try for these fsh coincidently while
fshing for something a little more prolifc.
Stripers, bluefsh, white perch (in the rivers and
creeks), croakers, and even red drum are still
around. Try top water lures early in the morn-
ings for stripers now. Get ready for the arrival
of Spanish mackerel. They will be here soon.
Have you got a current fsh picture and a
story of a great catch? If so, send an email to
riverdancekeith@hotmail.com.
Keith has been a recreational angler
on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries
for over 50 years; he fshes weekly from his
small boat during the season, and spends
his free time supporting local conservation
organizations.
Angler
Angler
The Ordinary
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Welcome to Wildewood.
Where organizers sure come in handy.
If you believe a busy family is a happy one, youll love it at Wildewood. Because everyday, theres another fun
event to attend or family activity to enjoy. Located in a wooded section of California, MD, Wildewood offers over
15 homestyles to ft every kind of family, from single family homes to townhomes, priced from the low $200s to
mid $300s. All built to last by Stanley Martin Homes. And all in a friendly atmosphere with nature trails, playgrounds,
a community pool and a clubhouse. So if youd like to live in a place where family always comes frst, make
Wildewoods model home park your frst stop.
MHBR#3588
www.wildewoodcommunity.com
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240.895.7900 A Stanley Martin Homes Community
Trails Playgrounds Pool Schools Clubhouse
Realtors warmly welcomed. *Prices, availability and features subject to change without notice. See Sales Manager for details.
New Section of Townhomes, Grand Opening.
Priced from the low $200s
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Single Family Homes from the mid $200s
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THURSDAY
July 29, 2010
Photo By Chris Stevens
Story Page 6
Leahs House Looking
for Federal Funds
Youth Rugby
Running To The Top
Page 27
Story Page 18
Second Habitat Home
Blessed at Fenwick Ridge
Story Page 14
Schools to Launch
Anti-Bullying Campaign