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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Knights Hold Off Raiders Tired Seahawk Women Press in Battle of Leonardtown
By Chris Stevens Staff Writer ST. MARYS CITY Fatigue notwithstanding, the St. Marys College womens basketball team continues to win games despite being outmanned, holding off Salisbury University for a 78-66 victory at the ARC Arena Saturday


afternoon. We were only playing with seven players, so it was going to be a really big test of how composed with could stay, said Hawks coach Barb Bausch. See Womens Hoops page B-2

Nick Corey and Sam Vogt struggle for positioning along the boards.

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By Chris Stevens Staff Writer WALDORF Separated by less

than a mile on Route 5 and never more than a foot on the ice Friday night, the Leonardtown-St. Marys Ryken hockey match-up was not for the faint of heart.

Led by sophomore defenseman Matthew Scotts four-goal effort, the See Ice Hockey page B-3

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Steph Saint-Aubin and Jamie Roberts crowd Salisburys Lindsay Martin in Saturdays womens college basketball game at St. Marys College.

Raiders Use Depth To Pin Down Win Against Hornets

By Chris Stevens Staff Writer The Raiders (15-3 overall, 6-3 SMAC) won four falls to three in actual matches, but picked up their margin of GREAT MILLS victory from the forfeits, Using 36 points picked as the Hornets (1-8 overup in weight class forall, 1-6 SMAC) did not feits, the Leonardtown have enough wrestlers to High School wrestling fill many weight classes, team also took care of making the night an upbusiness in its individhill battle from the start. ual matches, picking However, Hornets head up a 58-24 victory over coach John Driskill was Great Mills Thursproud of his wrestlers, day Night in Southern who have dealt with comMaryland Athletic ing from behind all year Conference Wrestling long. action. This has been our Its hard to get season so far, but theyre the emotions high a good bunch of kids, against a short-handed Photo By Chris Stevens businesslike and coming team considering we Great Mills Nigel Whigan holds on to a Leonardtown wrestler in Thursday nights SMAC and winning their matchhad (SMAC-leading) wrestling meet. es when they can shows LaPlata earlier this a real good team spirit, week, said Raiders coach Dave Cum- winners agreed, saying, [wins] are Driskill said. We gave away 36 points to mins. The kids are always out here to good, but its points for the team and your pride. See Wrestling page B-2 wrestle, and every guy on the team wants to win. Darren Reed, one of the evenings

Seahawks Fry Salisbury

Team Cracks 100 Points For Second Time This Season In Blowout

St. Marys Colleges Alex Franz defends Salisbury Universitys Brandon Abney.

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By Chris Stevens Staff Writer ST. MARYS CITY In what was widely considered their best team effort of the season, the St. Marys College See Seahawk Mens Basketball page B-3

Braves Cant Keep Up With Cougars

By Chris Stevens Staff Writer MORGANZA Two games in three weeks against SMAC title contender Thomas Stone are an indicator of how far the Chopticon boys basketball team has to go in its quest for improvement. We know we can play with a team like them, Braves coach Terry Mumau said after his team dropped a 59-49 decision to the Cougars last Wednesday night. Hopefully we can stick with it and play some of these other top teams like this. The Cougars (13-1 overall, 7-1 SMAC) never had a firm grip on the game until the fourth quarter, and head coach Dave Lamberth didnt expect anything different. Its Stone vs. Chopticon, he explained. Weve always had great games with them since Ive been here. They came out and played hard and showed a lot of hustle. The Braves played a very solid first quarter, capped by junior point guard Derrell Armstrongs three-pointer from the top of the key at the horn, giving the Braves (3-10 overall, 1-5 SMAC) a 149 lead. Armstrong led Chopticon with 15 points and junior forward Joel Pease added 11. The Cougars, using balanced scoring and an obvious size advantage, roared ahead to stay in contention for the SMAC title. After Pease made a three-pointer from the right wing to give Chopticon its last lead at 21-19, Stone went on a 25-

Chopticons Davon Yates skies for a lay-up.

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8 scoring binge between the end of the second and middle of the third quarter to open up a 44-29 lead and were able to keep the Braves at arms length the rest of the way. I was very disappointed at the end of the first half, because you have to stay on them, Mumau said. If they get a lead, we have to come out of our zone defense. Mumau also pointed to Stones size and rebounding advantage as a key difference in the game. Im not sure what the exact numbers were, but especially on the offensive boards, their advantage was decisive. The lack of rebounding is whats hurting us right now. See Chopticon Basketball page B-2

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Womens Hoops
Continued from page B- Instead of their usual eight-player rotation, St. Marys was minus senior forward Lisa Daciek, who was sidelined with an illness. Daciek was in uniform Saturday but did not play, although Bausch was tempted to send her in early on the way things were going. The Sea Gulls out-rebounded St. Marys 21-15 in the first half, and jumped out to a 4-0 lead before the Seahawks (13-7 overall, 6-5 in

CAC play) took control of the game. If we can control the boards, well make it easier on ourselves, Bausch said. Allie Scott led all scorers and four Hawks in double figures with a game-high 24 points and pulled down six rebounds. Kiely Murphy and Tiara Hurte both scored 15 while Megan Uglik added 13 points. St. Marys led by as much as 22 after a Steph Saint-Aubin lay-up with 8:23 remaining in the game, but Salisbury closed the game on a 21-10 run, not nearly enough for the victory, but enough to make it interesting late. Both games weve played them, the clock

The Seahawks Megan Uglik defends the Sea Gulls Shaniece Roseborough.

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Steph Saint-Aubin heads to the basket as Monica Merkel (25) and Shante McKinney of Salisbury can only watch.

seems to take forever, Bausch said. They like to play the same style of game that we do, and they played it well today. Bausch, in her first year in charge of the team, says the lack of depth is something that theyll play through as they have all season long. Some of them are used to it from last year, and we know were not a slow-paced

team, she says. We want to be able to get good looks at the basket; it wasnt going to help us taking the first open shot there was unless it was a lay-up. Lindsey Martin led the Sea Gulls (7-12 overall, 4-6 CAC) with 23 points while Monica Merkel added 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Continued from page B- forfeits not saying if we had wrestlers in those spots that theyd win, but it would show how competitive we are. Cummins praised Driskill and his team for coming out and fielding a strong team. They fought really hard. I feel for Great Mills because Ive been in this situation before, and its no fun for anyone, he added. Among the victors was sophomore Reed, who picked up his first varsity victory this season in the 160-pound weight class. You just want to do your

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best for your own matches, Reed said. It feels really

good to be a part of the team and help out.

Great Mills Matt Cosewizc holds on in his match Thursday evening.

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Chopticon Basketball
Continued from page B- Malcolm White led Thomas Stone with 15 points, and Antwone Edudlin and Brandon Carroll joined him in double figures with 10 points each. The Braves overall improved considerably from their last match-up with the Cougars, a 66-41 loss in Waldorf on January 9. Mumau hopes his team can gain some
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Derrell Armstrong of Chopticon dribbles up court.

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Leonardtowns Darren Reed and Great Mills Kyli Dean face off.

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The Braves Jason Villa cant slow down Thomas Stones Malcolm White.

confidence from playing Stone (one of five SMAC teams with just one conference loss) as close as they did. Lamberth credited the Braves for showing his team that no game is a walk-through. Our job is to keep them focused on the game. Of course theyre teenagers, theyll look at the standings and get caught up, but its always tougher playing a team the second time around, he said.

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Derrell Armstrong and Joel Pease look up as The Cougars Malcolm White skies for a rebound.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

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A View From The Bleachers

Picking Flowers in Right Field
The sun has set on another thrilling NFL season. Which means The Great American Day, Superbowl Sunday, has passed. What did this years version mean to you? Was it about the New England Patriots fumbling a chance at perfection? Was it about watching your beloved Giants shock the world? Perhaps it was Tom Pettys halftime show (Im glad he didnt have a wardrobe malfunction!) or the commercials? Dont answer yet. I submit to you it was none of that. It was about your neighbors 7layer dip, your brother who arrived empty handed (again) and poached beer and food off you for the next 6 hours, your little boy and his cousins dashing in front of the T.V. on a crucial 3rd and 5 and one more installment of a father and son watching the great American game together. Together. Think about that term for a minute. Together, as in being present with another living, breathing human being. I know, I know, I sound like a broken sports guy that needs a hug, but stay with me here for a minute. Weve lost some of our togetherness. Its an innocent victim of our increasingly hectic lives. Strewn across the rat races debris field are lots of relationships that arent as close as they used be or new relationships that never developed into what they could have been. While weve filled the void somewhat with our snazzy, wireless electronic devices from outer space, loved ones and close friends should be more than an occasional email or text message. And on Sunday, for a lot of us, they were. On Superbowl Sunday, we scurried to rearrange living rooms into make shift theaters, whipped up killer side dishes, packed coolers, kids and bundles of cheer into cars, or headed to our favorite bigscreen equipped restaurant or watering hole. What inspired us? It was that wonderful cultural phenomenon we call the Superbowl party. It comes in many forms, but its product is the same: a festive, jubilant and fantastically interactive atmosphere. Which got me to thinking Certainly the Superbowl is the climatic social event on the sports calendar. Its influence transcends even from sea to shining sea. But the influence of sports on our culture, and specifically for this discussion, its influence on human interaction and relationships, is far more significant than a single football game on a cold winters evening. An athletic event binds the participants, coaches, family members and fans. In our formative years, a son shares a little league game with his dad, instead of another riveting, conversation free evening: one entranced by a video game and the other head-first in the newspaper. In the awkward years of everyones youth and adolescence, athletics can be

that elusive shared experience that forms the foundation on which lasting friendships are built. Even in adulthood, athletics are a wonderful social icebreaker. If it sounds like Im speaking from personal experience, I am. But I bet Im also talking to yours at some level. Raise your hand if you have forged friendships from a softball league, youre closer to your parents because of scholastic sports, your favorite baseball team brings you and an old friend closer each summer or if, to this day, you playfully rib a sibling about a pick-up game of basketball from long ago. Every football season I can count on sharing many Sunday afternoons watching the Redskins with my dad. Its the same today as it was 25 years ago, with the exception of my greater appreciation for our time together. Last Saturday, Redskins great Art Monk was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Proving time travel is possible within our minds, I immediately snapped back to a Monday Night Football game in 1992 when Monk broke the NFLs all-time receptions record. I watched that game

with one of my best friends in our dorm room. Were 15 years and five kids between us removed from that game, but he rang me up to share the news. The affinity for our team brought two busy dads together...again. The first team I was a part was the world famous Pirates tee-ball team of Banneker Elementary School. My last year of teeball was my sisters first, and I was concerned with the level of commitment of our new right fielder. To this day, I give her grief about not being as passionate about winning as I was, but I wouldnt trade that experience for anything. Sis, for the record, it matters little now that you were picking flowers in the outfieldIm just glad you were there. Youve heard the old adage, its not whether you win or lose, its how you play the game. My dad said it many times; then I watched him play Rocking Chair softball games like the future of western civilization was hanging in the balance. And not surprisingly, I wasnt any different. Sports are competitive. They should be. Otherwise, whats the point of keeping score? So by all means, cele-

brate victory and be frustrated by defeat. But after the final whistle, out or buzzer goes off, take time to recognize what is happening. Shake hands with a teammate, make eye contact with your parent in the stands and walk off the field knowing you created a lasting memory with friends and family. Try doing that with a text message. Extra Point: Two things I know about life: its short and its precious. Early last week one of the true giants in the world of sports journalism, Michael Wilbon, suffered a mild heart attack at the young age of 49. After having classic heart attack symptoms for a brief period, he woke his wife at 3am to get him to the hospital. There, he had an angioplasty procedure and seems to be on his way to a full recovery. This was a sobering reminder of how fleeting life can be. It should also serve notice to us all to take care of ourselves, listen to our bodies and appreciate the time we have together. Get well soon Mr. Wilbon. May your pen remain active, restless and inspiring for many more years.

Ice Hockey
Continued from page B- Knights (3-8-0 on the season) picked up their first win since Dec. 12, outlasting Leonardtown 9-6 in a Maryland Scholastic Hockey League Southern Division shoot-out. This game couldve gone either way, it really was a war, Knights head coach Jan DeRagt said. We were really hungry for a win tonight. The Raiders (1-9-1 in MSHL play) struck first with Gordy Bonnel pushing a shot past Ryken goalie Danny Madden for a 1-0 lead, the only lead Leonardtown would have the entire game. Madden did not allow another goal in the period while Brock Bailey and Sam Vogt scored one minute and 11 seconds apart to give the Knights the lead for good. Scott proceeded to go on a tear, scoring his four goals in just six and a half minutes of ice time between the first and second periods. His final goal, an end-toend rush and powerful slap shot that made the score 5-3,

tured the only two schools in St. Marys County that field ice hockey teams, was one of intensity and desire on both sides. The Raiders managed to get 40 shots on goal, 34 of which Madden stopped. The Knights conversely only were able to get 26 shots headed towards Ryken goaltending, but made the most of their opportunities. The physical play contributed to the teams com-

bining for 11 penalties and 22 penalty minutes. It was also the Knights fourth game in five nights, so while fatigue was a factor, it wasnt the determining factor in their quest to end their 10game (0-9-1 over nearly three months) winless streak. Its tough, Bailey said of the torturous schedule, But were a strong and physical team and we play through it.

Leonardtowns Matthew Fischer advances the puck in Fridays game with St. Marys Ryken.

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Danny Madden stopped 34 shots in The Knights victory over Leonardtown Friday night.

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chased Raiders starting goaltender Joey Rongione from the net. Scott also tallied an assist on Baileys first goal and picked up six penalty minutes before leaving the game late in the second period with an apparent knee injury. The aggression on the ice resulted in the game being shortened by five minutes after Leonardtown forward Edwin Pelliccia was taken to the hospital following a collision with 10:19 remaining in the third and the score 7-5 in favor of Ryken. In the shortened period, the Knights scored two more goals on breakaways by Vogt and Bruce Lim and the Raiders James Pankiewicz knocked in a rebound with 40 seconds left in the game. Our defense had a couple of breakdowns and they have a couple of really good players that made us pay, said Leonardtown assistant coach Gordy Bonnel. The Raiders went down 7-3 before two quick goals by

Doug Harbold and Andrew Jackson made the score closer going into the final period. We tell the kids when you work hard, good things happen, Bonnel said. We told them to keep shooting, even when we were down four, and they never quit. The game, which fea-

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The Raiders Charlie Yates handles the puck as Rykens Sam Vogt defends.

Kevin Worcester of St. Marys Ryken digs the puck out of harms way.

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Seahawk Mens Basketball

Continued from page B- mens basketball team showed tremendous depth in clobbering Salisbury University 10167 Saturday afternoon at the Athletics and Recreation Center Arena, their third win over the Sea Gulls this season. Were at a point of the season where every game matters, Hawks coach Chris Harney said. We have the depth and talent to beat anybody, so this was huge. This is what weve been looking for all season, said senior guard Tyson Lesesne, who led all scorers with 19 points. Its the first time all season that everybodys been on the same page. That page gave the Seahawks their second highest-scoring game of the season (St. Marys scored 102 against Mitchell College in November) and a much needed victory in the Capital Athletic Conference standings. The Seahawks (11-9 overall, 6-5 in CAC play) are currently in sole possession fourth place in the conference, meaning they would have a CAC quarterfinal game at home in less than three weeks. Its really important because I feel we have the best fans in the conference, Lesesne said. Id rather be here than on the road any day. The crowd at the ARC Arena was fired up from the start, and the Seahawks responded from the outset. Lesesne scored 10 points in the games first seven minutes, then fellow senior Mike Smelkinson (18 points and six assists) and freshman swingman Mikey Fitzpatrick opened up the romp with five three-pointers between them, including Fitzpatricks 25-foot bomb from the Seahawk logo

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Salisburys Gary Ward finds himself surrounded by Alex Franz, Mikey Fitzpatrick (4) and Mike Smelkinson of the Seahawks.

to give St. Marys an 18-point lead before halftime. The Seahawks forced 30 turnovers in the game and were an outstanding 14-of-27 (51.9 percent) from three-point range. The Seahawks then removed any doubts by scoring the first 15 points of the

second half, prompting the crowd to chant Triple Digits for the duration of the half. When freshman forward Kyle Jarczynski drew a foul from Salisburys Drew Dickson and spun a lay-up home with 20 seconds left, the Hawks had their 100 points and the

crowd erupted. [This game] was good timing, we came off a tough loss (72-70 to Marymount on January 30th) and we took it out on them, Smelkinson said. We needed a game like this, a good team win and get everybody involved.

The Hawk freshmen, a class that Harney called the best in school history a few months ago, showed why they are highly thought of. Jarczynski scored a season-high 14 points, Fitzpatrick and Alex Franz added 10 points apiece and starting forward Mike Bowden grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and blocked three Sea Gull shots. They know how important they are, Smelkinson said of the Baby Hawks. Any good team needs production off the bench, and our bench is mainly freshmen. Hopefully this game will boost their confidence going forward. Theyre battled-tested veterans, Harney said. Theyre getting experience under fire. As their confidence increases, well have quality depth like we had tonight. Greg Palmer led Salisbury (4-15 overall, 2-8 in the CAC) with 17 points, and Gary Ward and Jonas Vaitkus scored 14 and 11 each.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Leonardtown School Hosts Martial Arts Demonstration

Northrop Grummans Tom Cavanaugh (R) is a member of Greenwells Vacations for Vets Steering Committee. Also pictured are Greenwell Foundation Executive Director Kendall Sorenson-Clark (L) and Greenwell Foundation Board of Trustees President Joe Anderson

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Esperanza Middle School student Erin Gallo demonstrates a flying roundhouse kick, breaking a board held over her head.

The US Black Belt Academy opened its fifth southern Maryland location on Saturday, January 26, with a marathon three-hour martial arts demonstration and community-wide Open House. Events ran throughout the morning and afternoon, featuring self-defense, weapons, sword, kicking and breaking demonstrations, as well as displays of Korean culture and traditional dance. About 500 people attended the event, including Maryland State

Senator Roy Dyson, who gave the opening address. Also in attendance were Maryland District 29B Representative John Bohanan and Maryland State Tae Kwon Do Association President-elect Kwang Hyun Lee. The Black Belt Academy of Leonardtown offers classes in martial arts and self defense Monday through Saturday. Special programs are already in place for children, inSee Martial Arts page B-7

Greenwells Vacations for Vets Receives Gift from Northrop Grumman

The Greenwell Foundation is pleased to announce a gift of $3,200.00 from the Northrop Grumman Corp. The company presented the foundation with a $2,000 sponsorship for Greenwells Vacations for Vets Program. Northrop Grumman employees also donated $1,200 from their Christmas Giving campaign. Vacations for Vets is a respite program for our nations service members offering disabled veterans and their families no-cost weekend stays at the fully accessible Knott Lodge. Northrop Grumman has been a longstanding supporter of the Greenwell Foundation and its programs. See Vacations for Vets page B-5

Campaign Kicks Off to Increase Awareness Of Complementary Services

College and County Libraries Offer Join Both Libraries with Ease
Students and community residents alike benefit from making use of their county library and the St. Marys College of Maryland (SMCM) Library on campus. Now it will be easier than ever, thanks to a joint initiative of the SMCM Library and the St. Marys County Public Library. From Feb. 4-18, college students, faculty and staff can get a county library card at the circulation desk of the SMCM library. Local residents can, in turn, get an SMCM library card at the Lexington Park Library in Lexington Park, Md. The campaign is designed to increase student and local resident awareness that each library system has unique, complementary services to offer the others cardholders. The College Library is excited about promoting the wonderful resources and services available through the county public library system for everyone in the community. We hope our students, faculty and staff will take advantage of the opportunity to get a county library card. And we are also looking forward to introducing members of the larger community to our wonderful library, said Celia Rabinowitz, Ph.D., director of Library and Media Services for SMCM. For example, local residents with an SMCM library card benefit from the Colleges academic collection and in-house access to the librarys databases and computers. Those in need of a computer or library help after public libraries close will find the Colleges later hours of operation convenient. The archives located in Calvert Hall contain written, digital and photographic materials
Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron takes great pleasure in recognizing Justin R.J. Cail as Correctional Officer of the Third Quarter for his commitment to the agency and the citizens of St. Marys County.

Correctional Officer of the Third Quarter of 2007

about the history of the College as well as the history and culture of Southern Maryland. See Libraries page B-7 Recently, the following officer was recognized as Officer of the Quarter and reflects great credit upon himself and in keeping with the highest traditions of the Sheriffs Office. Correctional Officer of the Third Quarter of 2007: Correctional Officer Justin R.J. Cail exhibits a significant commitment to the agency. On September 22, 2007 a homemade knife was found in the possession of an inmate who has assaulted staff in the past. The inmate was housed in Segregation. The weapon was a sharpened piece of a mop bucket See Correctional Officer page B-5

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Virtuoso Violinist Rolf Schulte and Pianist Eliza Garth Perform

Virtuoso violinist Rolf Schulte joins pianist Eliza Garth in a concert on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. in Auerbach Auditorium, St. Marys Hall at St. Marys College of Maryland (SMCM). Schulte has been hailed by The New Yorker as one of the most distinguished violinists of our time. He and Garth have international reputations and have collaborated on numerous

Three Award-Winning Documentary Films To Be Screened

St. Marys College of Maryland (SMCM) will screen award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Laura Kissels Cabin Field, Vivians Beauty Shop, and Unfettering the Falcons on Monday, February 11, at 8 p.m. in Cole Cinema at the Campus Center. Kissels documentary is the second of five films that are part of the Theatre, Film, and Media Studies experimental film series. This series is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mark Rhoda at or 240-895-4231. Kissel is an associate professor of media arts at the University of South Carolina. She has received numerous awards and fellowships for her work, including the Juried Citation Award at the 2006 Black Maria Film and Video Festival for Cabin Field. I use filmmaking, said Kissel, as a mode of inquiry, a way of engaging with the world and exploring questions about culture, memory, and the representation of history. This approach is evi-

Eliza Garth

Rolf Schulte

projects, including critically acclaimed recordings. They will perform works by Schumann, Beethoven, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Martino. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gwen Degentesh at 240-895-4498 or gtdegentesh@


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Vacations for Vets

Continued from page B- We are pleased that they have increased their support with a sponsorship for the Vacations for Vets program. We are extremely grateful for the generous donations from their employees. It will help ensure that we can provide four weekends this year for our veterans and their families, says Kendall Sorenson-Clark, executive director of the Greenwell Foundation. Greenwell anticipates serving at least 24

service members and their families in 2008. The Vacations for Vets Steering Committee, comprised of Greenwell staff and board members, local community leaders and interested citizens, plans four weekends in April, June, August, and October. The Greenwell Foundation is continuing to seek both individual and corporate support through volunteer work, and monetary and inkind donations. For more information, please contact Kendall Sorenson-Clark, executive director of the Greenwell Foundation at 301-3739775 or email

dent in two of Kissels three films to be screened. Cabin Field (2006) explores the site of Cabin Field, a mile-long stretch of agricultural land in Crisp County, Georgia, through the memories of land owners, farmers, residents,

and agricultural laborers. Vivians Beauty Shop (2005) is a short video portrait of the customers who frequent a small town beauty parlor.

Correctional Officer
Continued from page B- handle. Correctional Officer Cail was assisting in searching the Segregation housing unit for the remaining pieces of the handle when he observed something slightly protruding from a vent at the base of the toilet. Correctional Officer Cail discovered three more pieces of the mop bucket handle. Each piece was approximately seven (7) inches in length. By conducting a thorough search, C/O Cail dis-

covered the remaining handle pieces in an inconspicuous location which could have easily been overlooked. C/O Cails vigilance in searching could have saved serious injury or even death to himself or anyone else who could have come within arms reach of this violent inmate.

Sanford Concert Series presents Celtic Knot

The Sanford Concert Series invites you to get a head start on your St. Patricks day celebrations when it presents the lively entertainment of Celtic Knot on Saturday, February 16, 2008. Join us in the Parish Hall for an evening of Irish music and humor provided by Mason Sebastian, Neil Richardson and Chris Everett. Mason Sebastian has performed with such Celtic artists as Seamus Kennedy, Christy Moore and Shannon Tide, and the Wolfetones, as well as Rick Danko, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Tom Paxton and Eric Bogel. The Celtic Knot performance will include a variety of Celtic, American, and Sea-going folk songs. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Andrews Church. Tickets for adults are $10 and for students are $7. Performances are held at St. Andrews Church on Route 4 South. Seating for this performance is limited, reservations are needed. To make your reservation, please contact Lyn Schramm at 301-862-9541. For information regarding future concerts please visit The Sanford Concert Series web page at The concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the St. Marys County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Growing Grapes in Southern Maryland for Wine Workshop

If you are considering planting a vineyard, or you have just recently done so, you will benefit from the information provided in this educational one-day workshop. This seminar is a good overview of what is involved with getting a commercial vineyard started in Maryland, and is part one of a two-part series. There has been tremendous interest in the wine grape production throughout the Southern Maryland region. In fact, many growers have or are considering establishing vineyards, said Ben Beale, of Maryland Cooperative Extension, the organization responsible for coordinating the workshop. However, successfully establishing a grape vineyard requires keen management and attention to details. New growers should attend to learn the specifics of vineyard establishment, variety selection and economics. The cost of the workshop is typically $135 but has been reduced to $25 for Maryland residents thanks to subsidies from the Maryland Wine Association / Maryland Grape Growers Association via the Governors Commission on Grapes and Wine. To take advantage of this reduced rate, registration must be received by February 6, 2008. Registration after this date or at the door will be $160, if space allows. In the spring of 2006, we launched a new grant program for farmers in Southern Maryland to encourage the budding wine industry, and we are pleased we were able to offer this grant opportunity again. We have had applicants from four of the five Southern Maryland counties, and as a result, expect to see an additional 27 new acres added to Marylands grape industry within the two years of our program. Said Christine Bergmark, executive director of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission. This workshop is critical to the success of our program and we are delighted that the Maryland Grape Growers Association is helping to sponsor the event. Presented in a classroom format, the workshop will cover a broad overview of commercial vineyard development from pre-plant planning into the third year including economics and marketing information, and variety, clone, and rootstock choices, site selection and preparation, pre-plant decisions, equipment and supply requirements. The basics of ordering, planting, and tending the vines through the third year of growth, as well as best practices for training, canopy management, and pest management. The workshop will take place at the SMECO Auditorium in Hughesville, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register or for more information, contact Ben Beale, St. Marys Extension Office; phone: 301 475 4484, or Joe Fiola: phone: 301-432-2767 ext. 344, Registration forms and directions can also be found at the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission website: To register or for more information, contact Ben Beale, St. Marys Extension Office; phone: 301-475-4484, or Joe Fiola: phone: 301-432-2767 ext. 344, jfiola@ Registration forms and directions can also be found at the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission website:

Musical Auditions for Sounds of Tomorrow

The Sanford Concert Series, in conjunction with the St. Marys County Arts Council, will sponsor Sounds of Tomorrow on June 8th at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in California, MD. This concert is designed to allow local young musicians the opportunity to showcase their talents in a professional setting. Those selected to participate in the concert will receive a monetary award at the reception following the concert. Auditions for this concert will be held on Saturday, March 29. All instrumentalists and vocalists, (solo or groups) in Southern Maryland age 18 and under are eligible to apply. Each person or group auditioning should be prepared to perform from memory a selection 5 to 10 minutes in duration demonstrating his or her musical capability. An accompanist will be provided if needed. The selection should be commensurate with a level 4-6 of the Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) guide for vocalists and instrumentalists and level 6 for pianists. Applications along with a non-refundable $10 application fee must be received no later than the March 1st deadline. For an application and/or for information on the MMEA guidelines contact Lyn Schramm at 301-862-9541.

Deanna Bogart Band to Perform Benefit Concert for United Way of St. Marys County
Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the J.T. Daugherty Center (22111 Three notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653). Doors open 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50.00 per person includes concert, delicious dessert and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available. Tickets are on sale at the following PNC Bank branches: * Charlotte Hall * Leonardtown Main Office * Esperanza For information call 301-862-5577 For more about the Deanna Bogart Band visit

James Early Speaks on Race Relations In a Participatory Democracy

The Smithsonian Institutions James Early will cap a day of discussions on race relations and their influence on culture and literature with a talk at St. Marys College of Maryland on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. The talk, titled Towards a Participatory Democracy, will take place in Cole Cinema of the Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Judy Carr at 240-895-4191. Earlys visit to the College is planned in conjunction with Black History Month activities and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program. His talk at the College addresses elements of Ernest J. Gaines novel, A Lesson before Dying, as part of a larger discussion on race and the human condition. Gaines acclaimed novel has been compared to Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird and Truman Capotes In Cold Blood for its use of a murder case as a literary vehicle with which to explore racial tensions. It was the NEA selection for the Big Read program in St. Marys County. The library-based program is funded through a grant to the College of Southern Maryland. Early is director of cultural heritage policy at the Smithsonians Center for Folk Life and Cultural Heritage in Washington. Before joining the Smithsonian, he worked for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He also wrote, produced and hosted Ten Minutes Left, a weekly radio segment on WHUR FM radio at Howard University that offered cultural, political and educational interviews and commentary. In 1971, he entered the Graduate Studies program at Howard University on a Ford Foundation Fellowship to pursue a doctorate in Latin American and Caribbean history, with a minor in African and Afro-American history. He has taught at the high school and college levels and lectured extensively on the politics of culture.

Farm Bureau Seeks Soda Tabs

St. Marys County Farm Bureau continues to seek the help of citizens, local community organizations, church groups, etc. in the collection of aluminum can flip tabs. These tabs are collected by the Farm Bureau Womens Committee and donated to the Ronald MacDonald House Foundation. The Ronald MacDonald House(s) serve the families of severely ill and injured children at Childrens Hospital and the other trauma hospitals serving our region and provides lodging and respite for family members so that they may stay close to their children. Money from the tabs helps to provide funding for kitchen, bathroom and personal care supplies for the houses. The Farm Bureau can arrange to have collected tabs picked up. For more information or to arrange a pick up, call 301-884-3086 or 301-475-9372.

Sweet on You
A Valentine thanks for Greenwell members and their families (and for potential members too!) Sunday, February 17, 3p.m. - 5 p.m. Visit historic Rosedale Manor and enjoy decadent desserts and tasty treats Free for Greenwell Foundation members and families (Guests: $10.00 per adult / $5.00 per child). Please RSVP to 301373-9775 by Feb. 13.

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Foil Packet Southwestern Chicken Dinner

From Ingredients 1-3/4 cups warm water 2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.) 1/4 cup KRAFT Light Ranch Reduced Fat Dressing 1-1/2 tsp. chili powder 1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese 4 cups small broccoli florets 1 red pepper, chopped Directions 1. PREHEAT oven to 400F. Add water to rice; let stand 5 min. Spoon evenly onto centers of four large sheets of heavy-duty foil. Top evenly with remaining ingredients.

Smoky Chipotle Cornbread

From Ingredients 1 cup Fiber One cereal 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 cups buttermilk cup barbecue sauce 2 tablespoons finely chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 egg Directions 1. Heat oven to 400F. Spray 8-inch square

2. BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and both ends to seal each packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. 3. BAKE 25 to 30 min. or until chicken is cooked through (165F). Cut slits in foil with sharp knife to release steam before opening packets.

pan with cooking spray. 2. In large bowl, stir together cereal, cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chili powder; set aside. In medium bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Stir into cereal mixture. Pour into pan. 3. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Eggs Italiano

30 Minute Italian Pork Chop Dinner

From Ingredients 2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked 4 lean bone-in center-cut pork chops (1-1/2 lb.), 1/2 inch thick 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed 1 each: green and red pepper, cut into strips 1/4 cup KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained 1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese Directions 1. COOK rice as directed on package. 2. MEANWHILE, heat large nonstick skillet on high heat. Add chops; cook 2 min. or until bottoms of chops are browned. Reduce heat to medium; turn chops. Sprinkle with oregano; top with peppers, dressing and tomatoes. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 12 min. or until chops are cooked through (160F). 3. SPOON rice onto serving plates; top with chops. Cover to keep warm. Increase heat under skillet to high; cook vegetable mixture 1 to 2 min. or until vegetables are tender and sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Spoon over chops; top with cheese.

Ingredients 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 shallot, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 pound zucchini (about 2 medium), diced 12 ounces plum tomatoes (3-4), diced 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil, divided 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 8 large eggs 4 whole-wheat English muffins, split and toasted 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese Directions 1. Fill a large, straight-sided skillet or Dutch oven with 2 inches of water; bring to a boil. Add white vinegar. 2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in zucchini and tomatoes and

cook, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in 1 tablespoon basil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. 3. Meanwhile, reduce the boiling water to a gentle simmer; the water should be steaming and small bubbles should come up from the bottom of the pan. Crack each egg into a small bowl and slip them one at a time into the simmering water, taking care not to break the yolks. Cook for 4 minutes for soft set, 5 minutes for medium set and 8 minutes for hard set. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a clean kitchen towel to drain. 4. To serve, top each muffin half with some of the vegetable mixture, an egg, a sprinkling of cheese and the remaining basil.

Mocha Latte Angel Cake

From Ingredients Cake 1 box (1 lb) white angel food cake mix 1 cups cold coffee 1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa 1 tablespoon chocolate candy sprinkles Mocha Topping 1 envelope whipped topping mix (from 2.8-oz package) cup cold fat-free (skim) milk 1 teaspoons vanilla 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 2 teaspoons unsweetened baking cocoa Directions 1. Move oven rack to middle position (remove other racks). Heat oven to 350F. In extra-large glass or metal bowl, beat cake mix, cold coffee and 1 tablespoon cocoa with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 1 minute. Pour into 2 ungreased 9-inch loaf pans. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles.

Herb & Onion Frittata

From Ingredients 1 cup diced onion 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute, such as 2 teaspoons chopped fresh herbs or 1/2 teaspoon dried 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons farmers cheese or reduced-fat ricotta Directions 1. Bring onion and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cover and cook until the onion is slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until the water has evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes. Drizzle in oil and stir until coated. Continue cooking, stirring often, until the onion is beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes more.

2. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until top is dark golden brown and cracks feel very dry and not sticky. Do not underbake. Immediately place each loaf pan on its side on heatproof surface. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans. 3. Make topping mix as directed on package, using milk and vanilla; add powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons cocoa for the last minute of beating. 4. Serve cake with topping. Sprinkle with additional candy sprinkles if desired. Store in refrigerator.

2. Pour in egg substitute, reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking, stirring constantly with a heatproof rubber spatula, until the egg is starting to set, about 20 seconds. Continue cooking, lifting the edges so the uncooked egg will flow underneath, until mostly set, about 30 seconds more. 3. Reduce heat to low. Sprinkle herbs, salt and pepper over the frittata. Spoon cheese on top. Lift up an edge of the frittata and drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon water under it. Cover and cook until the egg is completely set and the cheese is hot, about 2 minutes. Slide the frittata out of the pan using the spatula and serve.


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Martial Arts
Continued from page B- cluding after-school training, with pick-up available from local area schools. Students currently participating benefit from physical fitness, mental discipline, and growth in self-confidence and character. Summer events and martial arts-themed day camps are also planned. The school, located next to the Family Fun Center on Gregory Lane in Leonardtown, is the fifth school in the US Black Belt Academy Association. Association schools offer classes in Tae Kwon Do, Korean sword methods, kickboxing, and weapons training. Classes emphasize physical fitness and personal defense. About one thousand students are currently enrolled in the

Photo Courtsey of Suzanne Hope

Chunran Oh presents a traditional Korean Fan Dance at the Grand Opening of the Leonardtown Black Belt Academy martial arts school.

Associations Dunkirk, Prince Frederick, California and Waldorf, MD locations. All Black Belt Academy schools are members of USA Taekwondo (USAT) and the World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF). The WTF provides certification of instructors and guidelines for belt testing and advancement. Black Belt Academy students

Black Belt Academy Instructor Master Chan Song kicks seven feet in the air to knock an apple off the tip of a sword during the Black Belt Academy Open House in Leonardtown.

Photo Courtsey of Chloe Turner

experience regulation Olympic-style competition as part of their regular training and study. Students who achieve the rank of Black Belt are certified through the WTF and recognized in all 174 member nations. Black Belt Academy founder and president, Grand Master Kyu Jin Shim is a certified instructor in Tae Kwon Do, Hap Ki Do, Kum Do (Korean sword arts), and kick boxing, all of which are offered through the academys programs. Grand Master Shim has served as a Master Instructor for TKD for the Republic of Korea (South Korea) army. His honors include winning the Korean National TKD University Championship, the Delaware Regional Championship, and taking Grand Champion honors at the Mt. Kim, VA, regional TKD championship.

Photo Courtsey of Suzanne Hope

Students on the Black Belt Academy Demo Team show their board-breaking abilities at the opening of the new Leonardtown martial arts school.

Continued from page B- St. Marys County Library card holders gain access to free, downloadable movies, audio books and ebooks 24/7 at www.stmalib. org. The county librarys free online database collection provides information on general topics such as car repair, health issues and genealogy. Newspaper archives and more than 1,900 periodicals cover-

ing a range of subjects are at the users fingertips. Student cardholders can also use the self-paced tutorials available through the county librarys learning technology link. We are grateful to the staff of the St. Marys College Library for creating this partnership with their county library system. It is obvious that they recognize how important it is for their students, as they become lifelong learners, to be regular users of all types of libraries, said Kath-

leen Reif, director of the St. Marys County Library. The College library offers some 5,000 DVDs while the county library has recently released movies as well as best-selling and popular books at its three branches. With a county library card, cardholders can sign up for NextReads, a free e-newsletter that lists recommended titles in 22 genres.

Blood Drive
The Hollywood Lions Club will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drawing February 15, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Church Hall Come out and be a life saver!!!!

Trinity Lutheran Church welcomes new Minister of Assimilation

Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington Park welcomes Meredith Wilkins-Arnold, MDiv, as the Minister of Assimilation. The congregation has asked Wilkins-Arnold to focus her attention on newcomers and family ministry. Wilkins-Arnold comes to Trinity with twelve years of parish experience. I have known Pastor Updegrave for years and am honored to be working with him. I look forward to serving the people of God at Trinity, said WilkinsArnold. Wilkins-Arnold received her Master of Divinity in 1998 and is currently a candidate for her Doctorate of Ministry.

Buffalo Soldiers Re-Enactors present history
Travel back in time and meet some Buffalo Soldiers. The Baltimore Chapter of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments Re-Enactors will present the history of the Buffalo Soldier and present an impressive display of pictures and cavalry memorabilia at Lexington Park Library this Sat, Feb 9, at 11 a.m. This free program is suitable for all ages.

Libraries offer storytimes

Storytimes are free and no registration is required. Baby steps storytimes are for ages 212 months, toddler storytimes are for ages 1-2 years and pre-school storytimes are for all ages but are geared for ages 3-5. Wiggle-Giggle is for those little ones who have extra energy. Charlotte Hall: Baby steps are on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., toddler on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. , and pre-school on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Leonardtown: Baby steps are on Mondays at 10 a.m.; Wiggle-Giggle on Mondays at 11 a.m.; toddler on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; and pre-school on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Lexington Park: Baby steps are on Mondays at 9:15 a.m., toddler on Mondays at 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and pre-school on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.. Stories and More are presented by St. Marys College students between 9:30 and 11 on Friday mornings at Lexington Park Library. Evening Storytimes for all ages will be held tonight at Lexington Park and tomorrow night at Charlotte Hall and Leonardtown.

Critter Corner
You Can Help Stop Pet Overpopulation!
Animal shelters nationwide are full of companion animals that are unwanted, abandoned, improperly care for, or allowed to run at large. Pet overpopulation is a community problem that requires a community solution. If each person did their part, pet overpopulation would no longer be a problem, and animal shelters could house only those animals that truly have nowhere else to go. With your help, we can make this a reality. Here are ways that you can directly help the Tri-County Animal Shelter address the problem of pet overpopulation: If you or someone you know is looking to add a companion animal to the family, adopt from your local shelter or rescue group. Only 20% of household pets are obtained from animal shelters-that means that 80% of pets come from breeders, pet stores and owner give-aways. We have a great assortment of companion animals to choose from including pure breeds. In fact, 25% of animals at animal shelters are pure breed! If you already have a pet, make sure he or she is spayed or neutered. In this country, for every human born, 15 puppies and 45 kittens are also born. Obviously, there arent enough homes for them all. If you have a neighbor or

Janice Walthour to read at kick-off

St. Marys County will kick-off the Southern Maryland Big Read on Feb. 12 at 1:15 p.m. at the Leonardtown Library. Janice Walthour will read excerpts from the selected Big Read book, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines. From mid-Feb through mid-April the residents of all three counties are invited to focus on A Lesson Before Dying and participate in book discussions, movie showings and discussions, dramatic readings and contests. Books, audio books, dvds of the movie based on the book, and readers guides are available at the libraries. For information on how to become involved, contact the library or visit and click on Big Read.

Drop in for book discussions

Drop in for any of the following book discussions: Barbara Kingsolvers book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life on Feb. 11, 6 p.m. at Lexington Park; Wayne Karlins book, The Wished for Country on Feb.21, 7 p.m. at Leonardtown and Ernest Gaines book, A Lesson Before Dying on Mar. 3, 7 p.m. at Charlotte Hall.

Students create weird weather in libraries

Students, ages 6 and up, will learn about weather as they participate in experiments creating clouds, tornadoes and rainbows at science programs on Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at Lexington Park and at 3 p.m. at Leonardtown and on Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. at Charlotte Hall. Registration is required for these free programs.

relative who may need assistance with the cost or with transporting their pet to be spayed or neutered, perhaps you could lend a hand. f you already have a pet, keep them on your property. This prevents them from being brought to our shelter and taking up kennel space. Also, make sure your pet displays a current county license and is microchipped. This way, should your pet be brought to our shelter, we can contact you immediately so you may pick up your pet. If you can no longer keep your pet, please try all means possible to find your pet a responsible, permanent home before bringing them to us. This saves space for the stray animals brought to our shelter. With the communitys support, we can all work together to make a sizeable reduction in southern Marylands pet overpopulation.

Suspects arrested in home invasion case

As a result of St. Marys County Bureau of Criminal Investigations investigation into a home invasion, which occurred on January 22, 2008 on Thompsons Corner Road in Mechanicsville, they conducted two search warrants on residences in Prince Georges County and one in Charles County. Bureau of Criminal Investigations detectives determined that Mary Nichole Blackwell-Wade, 34, of Charlotte Hall, who was one of two occupants in the home at the time of the incident, had allegedly actually conspired

with Tykeya Juanita Brawner, 26, of Golden Beach, Phillip Jerome Ford, 29, of Charlotte Hall, and Connie Jerome Farmer, 22, of Oxon Hill, to commit the crime. All four were incarcerated in the St. Marys County Detention Center and charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery. In addition, Ford and Farmer were charged with second degree assault and armed robbery.

Domestic incident leads to assault charge

On January 31, 2008 at

8:50 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in Lexington Park for a reported domestic assault. Investigation revealed the female victim, age 42, had fled the residence after allegedly being violently assaulted by the suspect. As officers arrived, they observed the suspect, Stacy Harris Green, 39, of Lexington Park, breaking out windows and throwing household items out the windows. When officers attempted to take Green into custody, he brandished a broken bottle. K-9 Officer Todd Fleenor and his partner Yanic were deployed and successfully took the suspect into custody. The victim in this case suffered a

broken nose and lacerations to her face and head. She was taken to St. Marys Hospital for treatment. The suspect was treated for minor injuries as a result of his arrest. He was released and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center charged with second-degree assault.

Assault call leads to arrest for DUI

On January 29, 2008 at 11:35 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in Great Mills for a reported assault. A subject allegedly involved in the assault fled the residence in a vehicle. The vehicle was sub-

sequently stopped and Deputy Nicole Chimko-Fahey contacted the driver, identified as Jeanne Louise Miller, 51, of Great Mills. She was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and submitted to standard field sobriety tests. Miller was placed under arrest, charged with driving under the influence and transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center.

Arrested for DUI

On January 30, 2008 at 11:40 p.m., Deputy James Stone responded to Golden Beach Road and Jane Gray Lane in Mechanicsville to

assist a Charles County Sheriffs Office Deputy who had stopped a vehicle for excessive speed. Deputy Stone contacted the driver identified as James Lee Smith, 37, of Mechanicsville. Smith was suspected of driving under the influence and submitted to standard field sobriety tests. He was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence. He was transported to the St. Marys County Detention Center.

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Curious Cuisine:
What Other People Eat Around The World
By Theresa Morr
Baked bats. Grilled rats. Broiled beetle grubs. Toasted grasshoppers and termites. Roasted mice. Yikes! And you thought broccoli was yucky. But for people in many different parts of the world, such foods arent weird at all but part of their everyday diet. In fact, anything that jumps, flies, squirms, runs, or wiggles often lands in the cooks oven, pot, or frying pan. Entomologists, the scientists who study insects, say there are over 1,000 species of edible insects that you could make a lip-smacking meal from. Crispy critters. In many Asian and Arab countries, grasshoppers and locuts are fried, stewed, boiled, or roasted. Fried hoppers are a favorite because theyre nice and crispy and eaten like nuts. Even our early American pioneers learned how to prepare locusts from Indian neighbors. But worms, various kinds of grubs, and caterpillars are favorites in many cultures. Most jumpers, wigglies, and crawlers are prepared simply, such as fried silkworms. The pupae are boiled and then fried in fat. Thats it. Just season with a few lemon leaves and salt and you have a yummy snack. If you lived in India, Japan, or China, youd smack your lips on bee grubs, wasp pupae, fly larvae and maybe finish with a steaming bowl of earthworm broth or snake soup. Ummmm good! If you


lived in Swaziland, youd be munching on freshly prepared termites. The critters are first drowned in water, then sundried and roasted so theyre nice and crisp, just like your favorite French fries --- well, almost! Snail pies and cow eyes. Youre probably familiar with snails because people all over the world eat them, often in a butter and garlic sauce. But in Germany, snails are also served as a dessert, wrapped in a pie crust square, sealed, and baked until golden brown, almost like your moms apple pie! In other parts of Europe, stuffed calfs eyes, batterfried brains and stuffed pigs stomach are favorite treats, too. Are you getting hungry yet? Foods and culture. You may wonder why people eat such creepy sounding foods that you wouldnt dream of putting in your mouth. For one thing, people eat according to their culture and traditions, preparing meals as their parents did, just as your mom

and dad prepare meals for you. Also, in poorer countries people have to make do with what Mother Nature provides and insects are regarded as part of natures bounty. Besides, a tribesman in Africa would probably prefer roasted grubs rather than a slice of pizza smothered with cheese and pepperoni. And guess what? Those roasted grubs are better for your health --lots more protein and hardly any fat. So, the next time your mom or dad says, Eat your broccoli, dont moan and groan. Be glad there arent any legs draped over your plate or eyes looking back at you! On the other hand, you might want to read some fascinating books by David George Gordon, a bug chef and author of books with tasty sounding titles, like Travels with My Ant and The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, among others. Check it all out on Yum!

Heres How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

Kids Corner


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Last Weeks Puzzle Solutions

13. Bard 18. Encomiums 22. Hammer initials 24. Slim candle 26. Extensive landed property 27. Short-billed Old World rails 29. Begets 32. Golfing assistant 33. Put within 36. A genetic characteristic 37. One who cuts up for analysis 39. To act as a barrier between 41. B. Fullers dome 43. Totally flattened 44. Slippery and viscous 47. Bonne ______: delicious morsel 51. Not caps 52. Makes tractors 54. Raise to the 3rd power 55. Frosts 56. Nuclear near reach weapon 58. Visual receptor cell sensitive to color 59. Cuckoos 62. A shag rug made in Sweden 63. Take in solid food

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Lake View, very nice 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom condo for rent in excellent condition, Nice, peaceful, wooded neighborhood with roads friendly for walking, running, and biking; easy access to shopping, many area attractions, and a short commute to the Pax River Base...Attractive living room, dining area and kitchen area in good condition and available IMMEDIATELY!; Ample storage. Appliances are less than 2 years old. Water, trash, and yard maintenance are included in monthly rent. All other utilities are the tenants responsibility, cable internet is available. Call or email for pictures of condo they were to large to upload to ad or for a tour of the condo...CONTACT MAURITA WEAVER, LICENSED REALTOR (301) 904-2288 /cell. Price: $1100. 3bedrooms, 2 full baths, and 2 half baths in a Luxury Townhouse. 1car garage,a driveway, and additional parking so plenty of room for all. Hardwood floors with great durability through most of the townhouse. Master bath has jacuzzi tub over looking the Patuxent River. The master bedroom, and kitchen, and living room also have a beautiful view of the Patuxent River. High ceilings, crown molding, top of the line kitchen with corian counters and a gas fireplace to top it off. There is a large deck/balcony great for barbeques off the back of the townhouse again over looking the Patuxent. Great rental with lots to offer. RIGHT outside of base gate 3 and less than 1 mile from base gate 2. Perfect location! Call 443 532 8976. Price: $1800.

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Licensed Therapists (in Maryland) LC or LGSW, LCPC or LGPC needed in Charles, St. Marys and Calvert counties to work at a mental health clinic specializing in children & families. If interested please fax your resume and cover letter to Carrie Moore, 301-6099887 or email to moore@ Hiring CNAs/GNAs to assist elderly clients in their homes. Must have prior private duty experience and up-to-date licensing. All caregivers are required to undergo background screening and must be able to pass drug testing. Immediate openings for evenings and weekends, other positions may be available. Must have reliable transportation. Please fax or email qualifications and hours available to 301-997-1312 or somdangels@yahoo. com. Biller needed for family practice office. Experience with commercial ins/ medicare/medical assistance. Experience with posting insurance payments, charges, and experience with rejected claims. Medical mastermind knowledge a plus!!!! Please fax resume to 301-862-9882. Currently seeking reliable house cleaners. Hours are Monday-Friday. No weekends No holidays. Waldorf/LaPlata area. Call Marie Davis 240417-6985; 240-417-6983; 301-843-0961. Mechanical Contractor is looking for an experienced Commercial Sheet Metal Estimator and Project Manager. We offer an excellent salary, company vehicle, gas card, health insurance, life insurance, profit sharing, bonus, and 401 K. Please call 240765-0488 to set up and interview, or fax resume to 301-420-4880, or e-mail to Atlantic Wireless, Authorized Retailer for Verizon Wirelesss is currently hiring for a full and part time sales person for our Dunkirk location. Must have previous sales experience and be able to work on weekends. We offer competitive pay and commission. If you would like to work for a fast paced company that is still growing please send your resume to kelly@ Temporary position available. The durration of the position is 2-3 week max. Must know advanced excel and know how to design workbooks that will look up data from other forms and must be able to come up with custom formulas to calculate the data brought into the form. Any questions on this please call or Jason Weigle. 301-884-2121. Looking for qualified Senior Staff/Group Leader and Aides. Must be a team player, be flexible, energetic and a good role model for our children. Must have Orange qualification card or meet OCCs qualifications. Senior Staff must be 19 years old, 1 year experience in a licensed center, 90 hour course or EDU 1012 and 1013. Group Leader must be 19 years old, have experience in a licensed center, 45 clock hours or EDU 1160. Please call Melissa at 301-373-7882 to set up an interview.

Data-entry operators needed for first, second and third shifts. Please call 301-870-1956 to schedule data-entry test. Jon S. Frank & Associates in Prince Frederick has an opening for a part time Staff Assistant/Office Clerk to support dayto-day agency functions. Job duties are varied but include clerical, reception and secretarial work. The successful candidate must have basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite required), the ability to follow through, and strong attention to detail. A minimum of one years office experience and the ability to work collaboratively are also required. The desired candidate will be looking for a regular part time schedule (25-30 hours per week). Submit your resume via e-mail to No telephone inquiries, please. Looking for a mature, loving, kind, patient person to stay overnight 1-2 nights a week with disabled mother and three young children. Responsibilities: assist mother with getting children ready for bed; assist mother if children should require attention during the night (most nights you will be sleeping through the night); assist mom with getting children up in the morning. Hours: 8:00pm-8:00am. If interested, please respond to barpayne@ $AVON$AVON$AVON Reps Needed In All Areas. Earn Up To 50% Start Up Fee Only $10 Call 1-800-868-8812 American Surgical Associates is seeking an experienced medical assistant with surgical scheduling experience for a full time position in our Leonardtown location. Successful candidate must have experience assisting in office procedures, sterile techniques, medical terminology, posting surgery, good communication and organizational skills, computer skills and be willing to work as part of a team. American Surgical Associates offers an excellent benefits package. Please email your resume to or fax to (301) 997-0280. Large organization in Camp Springs, MD has an immediate opening for an Accounting Clerk. Basic accounting and accounts payable knowledge preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word required. We offer an excellent benefit package. Located one block from Branch Avenue Metro. If interested, send resume via email to or fax 301-702-6060. Our close knit team is seeking a new outstanding player! The position involves making appointments, answering calls, handling payments, and dealing directly with patients. We are looking for a highly motivated detail oriented person with good people skills. Experience working in a dental office is a requirement and preference will be given to those with Dentrix experence. Come and join us and enjoy going to work again. If interested, please email your resume to

National organization in Piney Point, MD has an immediate opening for a Membership Services Representative. Applicants must have multiline phone experience and knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines a must. We offer an excellent benefit package. Send resume via email to or fax 301-702-6060. Large dental practice in southern Maryland is seeking a reliable, professional with good hygiene to join our progressive team of health care providers. We provide a competative salary, 401k + match, profit share, health insurance, bonus systems, plus too many fringe benefits to list! Dental experience a plus, but not necessary. Send resume to: Human Resources/ PO BOX 752/ Lexington Park, MD 20653. Toyota of Waldorf has an opening for a receptionist / swithchboard operator for 2.00PM - 9.00PM, Monday to Friday. Experience is preferred, but training for the position will be provided. Must have good communication skills / customer relation skills. Competitive pay rates. Please call to set up an interview with Jim Smith (301) 843 3700 or e-mail resume to jobs@ Several openings for people with FMS experience. Positions will require FMS acquisition experience, or FMS training experience, or FMS financial experience, or FMS case management experience. Degree prefered. Experience should be in hands-on FMS Program Office support. 301 863 6684 x 1003. Social Work / Mental Health Innovative, nonprofit, seeking creative, energetic person to coordinate care for youth and families. Requirements: strength based, mental health exp. & Masters preferred. E-mail cover letter & resume to cgoeller@mdchoices. org. www.choicesteam. org EOE.

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1994 Jayco Eagle. Like new in excellent condition. All the amenities: 2 door refrig/freezer, double sink, microwave, power range hood, three burner top stove and oven, 13,500 air and floor ducted furnace, TV antennae/booster and cable hookup, full bath,loads of closet and cupboard space with huge pantry cabinet, awning, spare tire, four mounted scissor leveling jacks , bunkhouse version that sleeps 7. It has bunk beds in the back. The front features a dinette that folds down to sleep two. Living room sofa folds down into a full size bed that sleeps two as well. There is also a cabinet over the dinette that will fold into a bunk. This camper is small enough to be pulled by a 1/2 ton SUV or pickup. The GVWR on this camper is 6515. 2-30# LPG tanks and huge outside storage trunk on front. Everything works with no water leaks. Solid aluminum panel roof. Smoke free interior. E-mail for more details and pictures. Price: $4200. 1997 Ford Taurus. 130,000 miles. Runs and looks great. 4 BRAND NEW tires. Power windows, door locks, and mirrors. Rear defrost. Willing to provide MD state inspection to purchaser. Please call 301481-2920 if interested and for any further information. Price: $1,750. 2003 Ford Mustang Pony Package. Beautiful car! Great condition. Pony Package which includes Mach Sound System. GT look w/ out GT price & insurance rate!! 2003 Ford Mustang, white exterior, tan interior. 88,000 miles, Maryland Inspected, clear title. Tires about 1 year old. Alarm system w/ AUTOMATIC START, which is PERFECT for the winter time! Warm the car up before you get in! Can email pictures if youre interested. 6 cyl. automatic, just replaced brake pads, oil changed & new wipers. Price: $9000/obo. If interested, please 301-807-5602 for any more information.


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2001 Windstar LX minivan in excellent condition. 2nd owner, 82K miles, 4 door, PS, PB, CD Stereo, rear AC, great gas mileage, new tires, runs great, rides very nice, routinely serviced. Priced well below NADA blue book of $6200. Great deal - very nice vehicle. Call Paul @ 301-904-8861. $4900. 1998 Dodge 1500 Ram, Quad Cab, Short Bed. Great Truck for Anyone - Low Miles! Additional Features: Blue Book is over $7,000. Very Clean In/Out for Older Truck, New Maryland Inspection, New 50K Radials, New Battery, New Brakes, Six Passenger, 5.9L 8-Cylinder Engine, 10-disc CD Player, Heated Mirrors, Chrome Wheels, Tubular Runing Boards, Towing Package, Brake Control, Some minor wear-and-tear dings and just a little rust starting to show at bottom edge of cab door. (pictures available on request). Price: $6,595 OBO. Call Randy Wolff 240-346-9529. Hyundai Accent. This car is a great gas saver! Its the step-up version of the accent. I took it down to FL once and only had to fill up twice. It also makes a great beging car too. It handles fantastic. This car is well kept. No Dents, No Scractes, and No Problems. Just got the oil changed, using semisynthetic. ( Its better for your car) Still has warranty on it. 5year/60,000 miles. The car is a small car but roomy car too. It has 5 air bags and one of the best crash rating cars available in its class. Its a must see car. You can call me at (301)-904-3156 ask for Geoff. Price: $12,500.

Openings, 2-12 years. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Structured child care program, but flexible to childrens needs. Daily, age-appropriate learning activities for all children. Daily schedule includes outdoor play, art/crafts, and other creative play. Bachelors degree in English/Literature, plus Early Childhood training and experience (Private care, Early Learning Center, and Head Start). CPR/First Aid Certified. SIDS training. Member of Calvert County Family Day Care Association, Maryland State Family Child Care Association, and Southern Maryland Child Care Resource Center. Nutritious meals (breakfast and lunch) and snacks included. Participate in Food Program. Loving, safe, and clean environment. Smokefree. Affordable rates. POC vouchers accepted. Call Jennifer Pols (410) 326-0259.

LocationLocation Locationthis house has it!!! Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath house on 2/3 acre cul-de-sac lot in Wildewood. Hardwood in Foyer, Kitchen, Living Room and Dining Room. Wood blinds throughout. Corian countertops in the Kitchen. New high efficiency top of the line heat pump. Please e-mail for pictures...Its a must see! Price: $319,900. Call Ken Senechal 240-298-0312. Beautiful waterfront building lot in Hollywood! Level one acre waterfront lot on Hickory Landing Creek off of Patuxent, with mature hardwoods, herons, swans, ducks and osprey. Secluded living on a quiet culdesac in the established family-friendly Scotch Point neighborhood, including a community pier with boat slips within walking distance on Mill Creek. Tucked away off of Clarkes Landing Road, close to Wildewood shopping and Pax River NAS. Hollywood Elementary, Esperanza Middle and Leonardtown High School district. Already perced with approved building site plan. No waiting. Move into your dream home this summer! Come check out the scenery and tranquillity yourself. Priced at $235K. If interested, and for any further information, please call Bob Myers at (301) 904-4398. Very unique property with incredible views of the Potomac River from nearly every room in the house. Can see all the way to the Virginia shoreline on clear days. Private deeded beachfront shared with only one other lot. Full wrap-around porch that connects to incredible maintenance free deck that spans the entire back of the home! Gazebo with hot tub on back corner of deck. Custom window treatments. Maple cabinets and American Cherry floors. 2 car garage plus 400 sq ft workshop. Master bath with ceramic tile and jetted tub. 2x6 construction and Marvin windows throughout. Dual zone heat with air plus oil backup. Propane fireplace with built in entertainment center over top. Amish built play set stays. New Bluestone in the driveway and pebble stone under deck for additional parking. Hot tub negotiable. Home is a private secluded hide-away just a short distance from town and desirable Leonardtown schools. Pics available - email owner t ie de c d @ ya ho o.c om. Price: $499,000. Or if interested, please call Cleo Tiede 301-481-8616 for any further information.

New Home under consruction in quite neibhorhood, spacious living/family room, powder room, good size kitchen and dining rooms, laundry/ mudroom with garage entry, two bedrooms upstairs share hall bath, master bedroom with master bath and walk in closet. Home has a one car finished garage, appliances are all electric, flat top stove with microwave above, dishwasher, refrig. with ice maker, heat pump system. Kitchen, dining room, laundry room, and bathrooms feature ceramic tile, with carpet thru out rest of home. call 240-298-2877. Price: $309,000. Totaly renovated in 2006 large deck inclosed porch,big shed home backs to flag pond very quite and beautiful location one short block to bay 5 lots please call Mr.Fish at 301-875-9684. Price: $299,000.

E-Force Exercise machine. Almost new condition. Instruction VHS tape. Cost $250 new. Price: $80. Call if interested at 301-374-9079 for. Blue upholstered living room chair. Looks like a recliner but rocks and swivels. Buttons on back and skirt on bottom. Excellent condition. Will email picture. Price: $50.00. Email me if interested at tdm3210@aol. com.


Nice 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath duplex located near back gate of NAS Pax River. Fenced yard. Washer/ Dryer included. $950/ month. Available immediately. First months rent and security deposit required at lease signing. Pets on a case by case basis. No smokers. No Section 8. 1 Year lease preferred. Please call John at 240-298-2262, or email to

Large 1 bedroom, 2 story rental, w/d, full bath, 1,100 sq. ft., located in prince frederick md. private parking, private entrance way, no pets, no smokers, call (301) 7520315. $950. Looking for a quiet responsible N/S individual, , room is in a single family home located on a private lot near Hollywood. Cable & Phone included. $450. 301-373-8762.

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WCAC Mens Basketball Standings

Team WCAC 10-1 Gonzaga (1) Archbishop Carroll (9) 7-2 Bishop OConnell (2) 6-3 Good Counsel (8) 6-4 Bishop McNamara (5) 6-4 DeMatha (6) 5-4 St. Johns 3-7 St. Marys Ryken 3-8 Paul VI 2-8 Bishop Ireton 1-8 Overall 19-1 11-5 15-4 16-4 14-6 11-7 10-10 8-9 9-10 4-14

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WCAC Womens Basketball Standings

Team Good Counsel McNamara Holy Cross Carroll St. Johns Paul VI Seton St. Marys Ryken OConnell Ireton WCAC 11-1 11-1 7-3 7-4 6-5 6-6 4-7 3-9 0-10 1-10

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