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12172015_PGEdition - The Sentinel Newspapers
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Vol. 83, No. 46 • 50¢
By Candace Rojo Keyes
@candacerojo
BLADENSBURG – Twice, in
as many weeks, the bomb squad has
been called onto two local high
school campuses, within three miles
of each other, to investigate suspicious packages.
Both incidents occurred on or
in close proximity to two Prince
George’s County Public Schools
(PGCPS) High Schools: Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg,
and Northwestern High School in
Hyattsville.
Mark Brady, a spokesperson for
Prince George’s County Fire/EMS,
said both incidents are considered
separate with no evidence indicating
they were related. He said both calls
were taken seriously and neither
concluded the items in question
were harmful.
“On the Bladensburg High
School, there was a phone-in threat
of a bomb at the school. As you can
imagine, this is not totally uncommon. However, each time someone
calls it must be checked out,”
Bready said. “The Northwestern
High School incident, it was a package that had some duct tape on it. It
was out of place and it did look suspicious.”
The bomb squad is a branch of
See “Bomb threats” page 3
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District 7 police station opens its doors
By Candace Rojo Keyes
@candacerojo
FORT WASHINGTON –
Councilmember Obie Patterson had
one key thing to say at the opening
of the new District 7 Police Station
on Nov. 9: “At last!”
After months of back-andforth, heated debate, budget talks,
and 13 years of development, the
brand new 19,000-square-foot District 7 police station made it to its
ribbon cutting.
“I know for many of you in the
community it’s a long time coming.
You have fought long and hard to
have this station open and to bring
the men and women who serve
down here to this end of the county,” County Executive Rushern
Baker III said.
The road to the station’s opening was long and complicated, as
the Prince George’s County Council and County Executive Baker
battled over funding for the station
and when the station would open.
The fiscal year 2016 budget
process was not an easy one for the
county and early on the District 7
PHOTO BY CANDACE ROJO KEYES
County Executive Rushern Baker III ceremoniously cuts the ribbon to
open the Distrct 7 police station. After months of talk of the station being
postponed or opened gradually, it finally opened its doors on Nov. 9.
station was slotted as a casualty of
budget cuts. Through a two percent
reduction in funding for agencies
across the board, Barry Stanton, the
chief administrative officer of public safety for the county executive,
said the Prince George’s County
Police Department had to cut $9
million of funding.
That cut would create a lack of
funding for two of the three police
academies in the county, creating a
lack of employable bodies for the
new station. The station houses 70
positions and Baker said in July the
station’s opening would be delayed
until 2016.
In August, Baker released a
statement committing to “gradually
opening the station over the next 12
months.” Now, the county has committed to fully staffing the station
by February 2016 and the station
was opened with a ribbon cutting
ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
“This really is a great day for
us in Prince George’s County,”
Baker said. “It’s a great day because we are opening this new facility down here at a time when the
population is growing, activities are
growing this area.”
Development in the area has
boomed in recent years and is continuing to grow. The Tanger Outlets
are creating buzz and the new
MGM casino is set for completion
next year. Baker, as well as Obbie
Patterson, the county council member for the area, said the station was
a top priority for the county.
“With all the anticipations of
new developments coming to
Prince George’s County, indeed we
do need this station,” Patterson
sead.
Baker said the station opening
before the casino is also a victory
for the county.
See “District 7” page 4
PGCPS’ Maxwell proposes $2 billion budget
By Candace Rojo Keyes
@candacerojo
SPRINGDALE – Prince
George’s County may be in for another rough budget season after
Prince George’s County Public
Schools (PGCPS) Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) Kevin Maxwell proposed a $2 billion budget for the
school system at the State of the
School System Address.
At the address on Thursday,
Dec. 10, Maxwell outlined the successes and shortfalls of the school
system in the past year. He touted
decreases in hiring gaps, an investment from Venture Philanthropy, the
new Junior Achievement Finance
Park, two new International
Schools, and increases in literacybased learning and the new strategic
plan.
Maxwell said all of these ad-
vances and plans are to ensure and
uphold the promise of PGCPS,
which is “outstanding academic
achievement for all.”
“There is no question that although there are many things we are
doing well, our district has big challenges,” Maxwell said. “There is so
much more that should be done, can
be done and must be done.”
In his combined State of the
School System Address and budget
proposal to the board, Maxwell said
the school system needs support
from the community and local leaders. He said the time is now to start
investing in a stronger Prince
George’s County.
“Delivering on (the PGCPS)
promise also requires investment
and that investment cannot continue
See “Budget” page 4
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DECEMBER 17, 2015
THE PRINCE GEORGE’S SENTINEL
R
EFLECTIONS
August 3, 1989
County excels at saving soil
Each week The Sentinel visits a
memorable story from its archives.
Shaded from the sweltering
mid-summer sun, but not from the
searing heat, state, county and local officials gathered under a tent
with more than 50 county residents to celebrate the county’s pioneering anti-pollution, soil conservation efforts.
With the ceremonial signing
of the last soil and water conservation plan at Merkle Wildlife
Sanctuary July 21 in Upper Marl-
boro, Prince George’s became the
first Maryland county to have all
its farms within Chesapeake Bay
critical areas operating under an
approved farm conservation
plan—two years before the mandated deadline.
Maryland’s 1984 Chesapeake
Bay Critical Areas Protection Program law restricts land use within
1,000 feet of the Bay’s tidal tributaries and requires counties to
have soil-conservation programs
in place within the critical areas
Perusing Prince George’s is The Sentinel’s weekly blotter of noteworthy events that
have happened or will happen in the area.
Toy Drive
Please bring a toy or donation to the
Outback Steakhouse in Hyattsville for
Michael Sipe and his family. Sipe is a twoyear-old boy suffering from stage four
stomach cancer and is currently in the hospital. Sipe's family has spent all their money and time taking care of him.
Donations will be accepted at Outback
until Dec. 19. Thank you for your generosity.
Always Can, Cool and Throw Away
Leftover Cooking Oil and Grease
The holidays are here and self-proclaimed chefs are making appearances in
homes across the country. When your inner
Paula Deen tries out those celebrity chef
recipes or your grandmother’s deep fried
turkey recipe, the Washington Suburban
Sanitary Commission (WSSC) wants you
to add one final step… can, cool and throw
away any leftover cooking oil or grease!
The last thing anybody wants this holiday season is to deal with an overflowing
kitchen sink or flooded basement due to
clogged pipes. DO NOT DUMP oil or
by July 1, 1991.
“Prince George’s County is
leading the way in environmental
programs and showing that you
can have an active local economy
and still protect the environment,”
said County Executive Parris N.
Glendening, who also sits on the
Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas
Commission.
Claude M. Boswell, an Upper
Marlboro grain farmer whose
family has worked with the Soil
Conservation District since 1946,
signed the last soil and water
quality plan and the proclamation
honoring the event.
“Prince George’s County has
a very good soil conservation district,” Boswell said, “and the service is excellent.”
He pointed out that the
grassed waterways and diversion
ditches his father, Claude W.
Boswell, installed under the district’s guidance during the late
1960s remain in use.
“County farmers have been
grease down the drain.
- Fats, oils and grease (FOG) that go
down the drain will eventually harden inside sewer pipes of homes and the WSSC
system.
- FOG can lead to costly and messy
basement back-ups and sewer overflows;
they’re bad for the environment and can
drain your bank account.
- More than 40 percent of all sewer
overflows nationwide are caused by
grease.
Even if you run hot water after dumping grease down the drain, the grease will
eventually cool and accumulate inside the
pipes. Over a period of time, the build-up
of hardened grease restricts the flow of
wastewater and causes blockages that may
result in expensive basement backups or
overflowing manholes. The wastewater
that overflows can get into creeks and
streams that ultimately lead to the Chesapeake Bay, posing a health and environmental hazard.
nect with buyers from grocery retailers,
restaurants, schools, food distributors and
other venues.
In 2015, there were more than 400
registrants, including produce farmers, artisan cheese and ice cream producers, beef
and bison farmers, grocery store representatives, chefs, school nutrition directors,
distributors, economic development officials, Maryland Cooperative Extension and
regional agricultural marketing officials.
This year the event will again be held
at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium “N” Room in Annapolis. Maryland
growers, producers, and processors will be
charged and exhibitor’s fee to help offset
costs of the event, with an early registration fee of $20 if received before Dec. 23
and $40 after that deadline. There is no
fee for buyers to attend.
Maryland Buyer-Grower Expo
Beginning on Dec. 14, Bowie’s Planning Department will distribute an online
survey to individuals and businesses to collect opinions about sustainability topics.
The survey has about 30 multiple choice
and demographic questions, and will be
sent to all residents and businesses for
which email addresses are available. The
The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will host a wholesale local
food trade show on Wednesday, Jan. 20
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The purpose of this
expo is to provide an opportunity for
Maryland farmers and processors to con-
Survey Asks Residents and Business
Leaders to Imagine Life in Bowie
Over the Next 100 years
very supportive of the district’s
soil conservation efforts,” said
David Bourdon, the county’s soil
conservation district manager. Indeed, the district has completed
water quality plans on 14,381
acres of county farmland, though
only 6,008 acres actually lie within the critical area boundaries.
Bourdon pointed out that
many farmers stared working
with the agency years ago, and the
critical areas program extends existing plans.
link for the survey will also be on the Green
Bowie webpage at www.cityofbowie.org/
greenbowie, and paper copies of the survey
will be made available in local libraries and
community centers. The survey will be
available until Jan. 31.
Prince George’s Storm Do It Again
The Prince George’s Storm 13-and-under unlimited weight team has made history
for the third consecutive year.
This group of student athletes from
Prince George’s County has won the United
Youth Football League’s (UYFL) National
Championship that was held in Tampa, FL.
during the week of Dec. 5 through Dec. 12.
The team defeated the top opponents from
Charlotte, NC, Buffalo, NY, and Chicago,
IL.
It may sound trivial, but this group was
the first team in the DMV area to win the
UYFL National Championships in 2013
and followed that up by becoming national
champions again in 2014.
The team comprised a record of 52-2
over the last four years and was recognized
by County Executive Rushern Baker in
2014 by receiving a proclamation and naming March 18 Prince George’s Storm Day.
During their most recent win, the
UYFL provided the kids with jackets and
rings for becoming champions.
DECEMBER 17, 2015
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THE PRINCE GEORGE’S SENTINEL
NEWS
Bomb squad called to local high schools
From “Bomb threats” page 1
the county fire department and is
called in after local officers or
Prince George’s County Police Department officers determine there is
need for experts to examine the
package, backpack, or object in
question.
“The Prince George’s County
policy is that once the phone call is
received, either from 911 or the
school itself, a law enforcement
agency will be sent to the address
and the school will be searched by
them,” Brady said. “If they come
across something that looks out of
place or suspicious, they will request
the fire department to dispatch bomb
technicians.”
Typically the bomb technicians,
erring on the side of caution, will
call out the bomb squad. Brady said
these calls are not atypical and the
squad is often called out several
times a week to check on something.
Although the squad can receive
many calls, Brady said they take
each one seriously and appreciate
citizens following the “See something, say something” mantra.
At the Northwestern incident, a
student notified staff of the suspicious looking package. Brady said
the staff then called the Hyattsville
city police, who in turn called on the
bomb technicians.
Students at both schools were
evacuated to a safe area.
“We don’t play around,” Brady
said. “If we find something suspicious, everyone gets evacuated.”
Sherrie Johnson, a spokesperson for PGCPS, said the school system and the schools prepare for incidents such as the two suspicious
package sightings and student safety
is of the utmost importance to the
schools.
“The safety and security of students and staff is a top priority for
Prince George's County Public
Schools. The ‘see something, say
something’ campaign is an excellent
proactive measure to ensure everyone's safety. It's important for everyone to be vigilant,” she said.
Johnson said school staff followed necessary steps to insure student safety.
“Our students and staff responded appropriately with recent
incidents,” she said.
Brady said the Bladensburg incident is still under investigation, but
the department is “getting ready to
class that one as ‘good intent,’”
meaning the call was not malicious
and the package was not deemed a
fake or replica bomb.
The Northwestern incident was
also classified ‘good intent’ and
Brady said the package was likely
audio/visual equipment.
“It’s very important that citizens remain vigilant,” Brady said.
“If they see something out of place,
if they see something suspicious,
they should say something. If you
see something, say something, notify authorities and let us do our job.”
Magaw steps down as Chief of Police
By Jim Davis
and Candace Rojo Keyes
@pgsentinel
UPPER MARLBORO – After
32 years as a Prince George's County
police officer, and the last five as the
county’s chief, Mark Magaw announced his retirement effective immediately at a press conference on
Friday, Dec. 11 in Upper Marlboro.
Magaw’s retirement is just one
part of leadership shakeup in Prince
George’s County. County Executive
Rushern Baker III announced, at the
same press conference, that Magaw
will still serve as the new Deputy
Chief Administrative Officer of Public Safety in the County Executive’s
Office. The role was previously held
by Barry Stanton, who will now reside as Deputy Chief Administrative
Officer for Public Infrastructure.
Baker said although much
progress has been made toward decreasing the crime rate and response
times over the past five years, he
wants to accomplish just as much if
not more in the future.
“Today, I am here to announce
some changes I will be making in my
leadership team that will not only
continue our progress, but accelerate
it. Despite our unprecedented drop
in crime, our citizens’ safety remains
our top priorities,” Baker said at the
press conference.
Magaw said this time of change
is bittersweet for him.
“It’s been the honor of a lifetime
to serve as the Chief of Police for this
remarkable department. The men
and women of this agency are true
public servants and are committed to
serving our community,” he said.
Magaw came up through the
ranks and held a number of positions,
including deputy chief in charge of
the Strategic Enforcement Bureau.
Baker said it is because of Magaw’s
leadership in the department that he
thought he was the right fit for the
public safety office.
“His leadership and commit-
ment has made a significant difference in how we address crime in this
county. By focusing on community
policing, outreach and engagement, I
believe our police department is becoming one of the best in the nation,”
Baker said.
Deputy Police Chief Henry
“Hank” Stawinski, who joined the
department in 1992, will replace Magaw as chief on an interim basis.
Stawinski was previously the head of
the department's Bureau of Patrol
and was responsible for crime data,
as well as the directing of community policing, public relations, and
communications efforts.
“I am humbled to be selected as
the next Interim Chief of Police,”
Stawinski said. “In recent years,
we’ve made great strides in cutting
crime in the county. I will work each
day as the Interim Chief determined
to make a positive difference for the
citizens of the county and for the men
and women of the police department.”
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THE PRINCE GEORGE’S SENTINEL
DECEMBER 17, 2015
NEWS
District 7 police station can finally open its doors
From “District 7” page 1
“It’s huge, with all the growth
that’s happening in the southern part
of the county, to be able to open this
station before we open MGM, to
have it fully staffed by February
when the class comes out, it’s a big
deal,” he said.
Patterson said the District 7 sta-
tion became a reality because the
people of the area never gave up on
letting the county leaders know they
wanted it.
“You have stayed engaged,”
Patterson said to the crowd gathered
at the station. “You’ve monitored
the process, you braved the heat this
summer to come out to make sure
that we continue to make it known
that we wanted this station in Council District 8 and thank you for all
your very hard work.”
Former Chief of Police Mark
Magaw said the station will add
greatly to the area and assist with already declining crime rates and decrease response times.
“This building helps us exponentially to better take care of our
community,” he said. “Like we said
before it will cut response times
down dramatically, but even more
than that, it’s about the relationship
we can have within the community.”
Charles Underwood, a 85 year
resident of District 8, said he knew
the owner of the property where the
station is now and said he even knew
the property owner’s grandfather.
Underwood said he attended the ribbon cutting Wednesday because he
wanted to be a part of the opening.
After waiting for the station so
long, he said it is nice to finally see it
open.
“It’s good to have some station
closer by,” he said. “It was needed
and I think it’s great.”
CEO Maxwell proposes $2 billion budget for PCGPS
From “Budget” page 1
to be more of the same,” he said.
Last year PGCPS was in the
middle of a heated and tumultuous
budget season that expanded countywide. Maxwell and the county
board of education engaged in numerous discussions about where
funds should be allocated, while at
the same time Prince George’s
County Executive Rushern Baker III
and the county council battled over a
proposed property tax increase to
fund the school system’s budget.
In the end, the county council
rejected the tax increase based off of
constituent complaints and funding
for the school system was below
what was asked, leading to more debate over allocation of the remaining
funds.
Baker said he hopes this year
the council will approve a property
tax increase since, he said, it is the
only way to fully fund the system’s
budget.
“I don’t think it’s a matter of
how to fund it, there’s only one way.
You can only fund the school system
with property taxes. That’s it, that’s
where the law is,” Baker said
Baker said he was not surprised
by the $2 billion total and said this
school system has been underfunded
in the past.
“We’re making progress, but in
order for us to make dynamic
progress, it’s going to take resources
and it’s going to take resources that
are targeted in the right areas,” he
said. “So I think they have the
methodology, they’ve got the strategies. Now, it’s a matter of having the
resources to put those to work.”
Maxwell said this year’s budget proposal reflects not only an increase in programs and goals, but
also an increase in overall operating
costs for the school system – the
mandatory costs of remaining open.
Last year’s total budget was a little
more than $1.8 billion.
“The cost of doing business
alone has a pretty hefty price tag,”
Maxwell said. “We have to negotiate agreements with our employees.
We have growing enrollment. The
pressure is on. Even standing still
there’s a huge price tag.”
The proposed CEO budget
documents estimate the increase in
mandatory costs will be approximately $80 million this year. This
accounts for increases in employee
benefits, teacher pensions, insurances and utilities.
Proposed increases in funding
elsewhere were broken into five focus areas: academic excellence,
high performance workforce, safe
and supportive environments, family and community engagement, and
organizational effectiveness. Increases were requested for things as
basic as curriculum writing, to as
fundamentally needed as literacy
coaches in classrooms. Literacy is
the central focus of the system’s
strategic plan and a topic both the
board and the entire school system
staff have spent countless hours focusing on.
“First this work begins with out
youngest learners. It is our goal to
continue expansion of half-day
kindergarten to full-day offerings,
creating more early learning opportunities,” Maxwell said. “Next we
will create a true feeder system for
our foreign language and International Baccalaureate programs and
my budget proposal will continue to
advance our career academy offerings in all high schools. That way
more of our graduates are ready to
enter the workforce with highly
sought after skills and certifications.”
The CEO’s proposal asks for an
additional $778,168 for college and
career readiness programs, with an
additional $958,829 for school positions to teach such classes. The proposal also asks for $1.28 million for
additional pre-kindergarten and
kindergarten staffing.
Maxwell also introduced the
school system’s new project to create a middle college. The middle
college is intended as a pre-teacher
academy to shape and prepare
PGCPS students interested in pursuing a career in education.
“This new program will also
create additional college and university partnerships to increase both
access and potential for success,” he
said.
Funds requested for this program are approximately $1.3 million.
Other focuses of the budget include additional money for salaries
of bus drivers, nurses, athletic trainers and for the second shift maintenance.
Segun Eubanks, the chair of the
board of education, said he was not
surprised by the CEO’s budget proposal and said the CEO and board
agree on many of the needed im-
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provements in the school system.
Board members have rallied in the
past for extended all day kindergarten, literacy coaches and the second shift maintenance team.
“There’s so much of it, you
know. One of our board members
wanted to get up and clap about second shift maintenance. I mean, it’s
the little things. We have to fix it,”
he said.
Going forward, Eubanks said
the board has already started looking into the budget and dividing responsibilities among the finance
committee. He said, while the
school system knows it can’t fund
every project right away, this budget
will take steps toward improvement
across the board and will create substantive discussion.
“We learned a lot last year,”
Eubanks said. “We believe discussions are going to be more positive,
more collaborative and more open,
and our folks are going to have to
work with us together to really
make some tough choices about
how to find ways to make this investment, but we have continued to
say that you have to make the investment in order to get the outcomes.”
DECEMBER 17, 2015
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Lucky, Bianca Defendant NOTICE TO: Lucky, Bianca, Return
Date 02/02/15. The court finds that the Abode service was at her
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Boat
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Housing Authority of Prince George's County Board
of Commissioners will hold a Board Meeting on December, 21, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at
9200 Basil Court, Largo, 2nd Floor Board Conference
Room, Maryland, 20774.
The public is welcome and invited to attend. If you have
questions, or if you have a disability and require an accommodation please contact the Housing Authority of
Prince George's County on (301) 883-5531 or TTD (301)
883-5428.
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National Lien & Recovery will sell at public auction the following vehicles under & by virtue of section 16-202 & 16-207 of the Maryland Statutes for repairs, storage & other lawful charges. Sale to be held at 5411
Berwyn Road #202B, College Park, MD 20740 at 10:00 am on December
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00005611 2t 12/24/15
NOTICE OF CAVEAT
IN THE ORPHANS’ COURT FOR
(OR)
BEFORE THE REGISTER OF WILLS
FOR
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND
IN THE ESTATE OF:
BEVERLY A COX
ESTATE NO: 99966
PUBLIC NOTICE TO CAVEAT
To all Persons Interested in the above estate:
Notice is given that a petition to caveat has been filed by ASHLEY BOYD AND EBONY BOYD-3300 SHANNON RD APT
7B DURHAM NC-GRANDDAUGHTERS challenging the will
or codicil dated OCTOBER 7, 2014.
.
You may obtain from the Register of Wills the date and time of
any hearing on this matter..
CERETA LEE
Register of Wills
00005592 2t 12/24/15
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NOTICE OF CAVEAT
NOTICES
IN THE ORPHANS’ COURT FOR
(OR)
BEFORE THE REGISTER OF WILLS
FOR
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MARYLAND
FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
IN THE ESTATE OF:
FREDERICK SMITH
ESTATE NO: 99877
PUBLIC NOTICE TO CAVEAT
To all Persons Interested in the above estate:
You are hereby notified that a petition to caveat has been filed
by KELLE N. SMITH-POUGE, 1825 E 227TH STREET,
EUCLID, OH 44117-DAUGHTER, JOHN WARD, 12901
FARRINGDON AVENUE, CLEVELAND, OH 44105-SON
challenging the will or codicil dated MAY 7, 2010
.
You may obtain from the Register of Wills the date and time of
any hearing on this matter..
CERETA LEE
Register of Wills
00005586 2t 12/17/15
NOTICES
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
IN THE MATTER OF:
RESHMA RAVIKUMAR
FOR THE CHANGE OF NAME TO:
RESHMA RAGHAVAN
CASE ID: CAE15-30823
JORDAN M. SPIVOK and
PHILIP J. COLLINS,
Substitute Tustees.
4330 EAST WEST HIGHWAY, SUITE 900
BETHESDA, MARYLAND 20814
Plaintiffs,
v.
Civil Action No.: CAE: F14-29270
DECEMBER 17, 2015
NOTICES
A Petition has been filed to Change the Name of
TIFFANY NICOLE JOHNSON
to
TIFFANY NICOLE JOYNER
The latest day by which an objection to the petition may be filed
is JANUARY 4, 2016.
Sydney J. Harrison
Clerk of the Circuit Court #321
Prince George's County, Maryland
00005590 1t 12/17/15
DCKC, LLC
1789 Olive Street
Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743
Defendant.
NOTICE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given this 10TH day of DECEMBER, 2015,
by the Circuit Court of Prince George's County, that the sale of
the property mentioned in these proceedings, and described as:
Condominium Unit No(s). 1789, in the “1761-1797 Olive Street
Condominium” (the “Condominium”) as shown on the Condominium Plat entitled “Condominium Plat, 1761-1797 Olive Street
Condominium” recorded among the Condominium Plats of
Prince George’s County, Maryland in Condominium Plat Rep
213 page 85 through 87; together with an undivided percentage
interest in the common elements, common expenses and common
profits of the Condominium.
WILL BE RATIFIED AND CONFIRMED, unless cause to
the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 11TH day of
JANUARY, 2016, next, provided a copy of this NOTICE be published at least once a week in each of three (3) successive weeks
in some newspaper of general circulation published in said Prince
George's County, Maryland before the 11TH day of JANUARY,
2016, next.
The report states the amount of sale to be $275,000.00.
By the Court:
Sydney J. Harrison #618
Clerk, Circuit Court for
Prince George's County, Maryland
00005603 3t 12/31/15
DEBORAH D COCHRAN, ESQ.
COCHRAN ALLAN
8000 TOWERS CRESCENT DRIVE, SUITE 160
TYSONS CORNER, VA 22182
NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF
APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
ESTATE NO: 101314
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the CIRCUIT court of BROWARD
county, FLORIDA appointed DELIA KELLER, 260 NW 81ST
TERRACE, CORAL SPRINGS, FL 33071 as the PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE of the Estate of JOHN J. KELLER, JR.
who died on APRIL 4, 2012 domiciled in FLORIDA, USA
The Maryland resident agent for service of process is AEN
WALKER WEBSTER, ESQ. whose address is 6007 MADAWASKA ROAD, BETHESDA, MD 20816
At the time of death, the decedent owned real or leasehold
property in the following Maryland counties:
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
NOTICE
A Petition has been filed to Change the Name of
RESHMA RAVIKUMAR
to
RESHMA RAGHAVAN
The latest day by which an objection to the petition may be filed
is JANUARY 4, 2016.
Sydney J. Harrison
Clerk of the Circuit Court #321
Prince George's County, Maryland
00005591 1t 12/17/15
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
IN THE MATTER OF:
TIFFANY NICOLE JOHNSON
FOR THE CHANGE OF NAME TO:
TIFFANY NICOLE JOYNER
CASE ID: CAE15-36181
NOTICE
All persons having claims against the decedent must file their
claims with the Register of Wills for Montgomery County with a
copy to the foreign personal representative on or before the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent's death; or
(2) Two months after the foreign personal representative mails
or delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other
written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred
unless the creditor presents the claim within two months from the
mailing or other delivery of the notice. Claims filed after that
date or after a date extended by law will be barred.
DELIA KELLER
DECEMBER 17, 2015
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Foreign Personal Representative(s)
CERETA A. LEE
Register of Wills for Prince George's County
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005602 3t 12/31/15
SMALL ESTATE
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
JESSICA L ESTES, ESQ.
BYRD & BYRD LLC
14300 GALLANT FOX LANE, SUITE 120
BOWIE, MD 20715
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Estate No. 100808
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Estate No. 101638
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF
ROBERT LEE HAMILTON, SR.
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF
EDWARD T PULLEY
Notice is given that CHARLES E PULLEY, 13840 KEYTONE
ROAD, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22193 was on DECEMBER 2,
2015 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of
EDWARD T PULLEY
Estate No. 67498
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF
WILLIE TANNER
Notice is given that TEWAYNA L TANNER, 6301 WALBRIDGE STREET, CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD 20743 was on
NOVEMBER 12, 2015 appointed Personal Representative of the
small estate of
WILLIE TANNER
who died on MARCH 14, 2004, without a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment shall file
their objections with the Register of Wills within 30 days after
the date of publication of this Notice. All persons having an objection to the probate of the will shall file their objections with
the Register of Wills within six months after the date of publication of this Notice.
All persons having claims against the decedent must serve their
claims on the undersigned personal representative or file them
with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or
before the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent's death; or
(2) Thirty days after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claims will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claim within thirty days
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not
served or filed within that time, or any extension provided by
law, is unenforceable thereafter.
TEWAYNA L TANNER
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
Register of Wills for Prince George's County
CERETA A. LEE
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005593 1t 12/17/15
Notice is given that BETTY JO VERMILLION, 3897 QUEEN
ANNE BRIDGE ROAD, DAVIDSONVILLE, MD 21035 was
on DECEMBER 4, 2015 appointed Personal Representative of
the estate of
ROBERT LEE HAMILTON, SR.
who died on OCTOBER 20, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 4TH day of JUNE, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent’s death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
BETTY JO VERMILLION
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
Register of Wills for Prince George’s County
CERETA A. LEE
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005601 3t 12/31/15
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who died on FEBRUARY 13, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 2ND day of JUNE, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent’s death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
CHARLES E PULLEY
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
Register of Wills for Prince George’s County
CERETA A. LEE
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005600 3t 12/31/15
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Estate No. 101623
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF
ROY J PIISPANEN
Notice is given that SHARON K FEIEREISEN, 10102 ROLLING GREEN WAY, FORT WASHINGTON, MD 20744 was on
DECEMBER 3, 2015 appointed Personal Representative of the
estate of
ROY J PIISPANEN
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
who died on JANUARY 30, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 3RD day of JUNE, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent’s death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
SHARON K FEIEREISEN
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
Register of Wills for Prince George’s County
CERETA A. LEE
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005599 3t 12/31/15
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent’s death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
BETTY JO PANCIERA
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
Register of Wills for Prince George’s County
CERETA A. LEE
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005598 3t 12/31/15
Estate No. 101587
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF
MARY ALICE BEVERLY
Notice is given that BETTY JO PANCIERA, 9112 TAYLOR
STREET, SPRINGDALE, MD 20774 was on NOVEMBER 30,
2015 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of
MARY ALICE BEVERLY
who died on NOVEMBER 23, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 30TH day of MAY, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
Register of Wills for Prince George’s County
CERETA A. LEE
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005597 3t 12/31/15
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Estate No. 101593
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF
ALPHONSO ALSTON
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Notice is given that JUANITA ALSTON, 2114 COLUMBIA
AVENUE, LANDOVER, MD 20785 was on DECEMBER 2,
2015 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of
Estate No. 101657
ALPHONSO ALSTON
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF
ELSIE MAY GRANT
Notice is given that ERROL DESMOND SALMON, 7208
24TH PLACE, HYATTSVILLE, MD 20785 was on DECEMBER 7, 2015 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
DECEMBER 17, 2015
ELSIE MAY GRANT
who died on JULY 14, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 7TH day of JUNE, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent’s death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
ERROL DESMOND SALMON
who died on NOVEMBER 22, 2015, without a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 2ND day of JUNE, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent’s death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
JUANITA ALSTON
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
Register of Wills for Prince George’s County
CERETA A. LEE
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005596 3t 12/31/15
DECEMBER 17, 2015
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
SMALL ESTATE
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
DAMON K BERNSTEIN
98 CHURCH STREET
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Estate No. 101601
Estate No. 101639
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF
DORIS MARIE RUSSELL
Notice is given that TIANN R LAWRENCE, 7102 HIGH
BRIDGE ROAD, BOWIE, MD 20720 was on DECEMBER 8,
2015 appointed Personal Representative of the small estate of
DORIS MARIE RUSSELL
who died on NOVEMBER 28, 2015, without a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment shall file
their objections with the Register of Wills within 30 days after
the date of publication of this Notice. All persons having an objection to the probate of the will shall file their objections with
the Register of Wills within six months after the date of publication of this Notice.
All persons having claims against the decedent must serve their
claims on the undersigned personal representative or file them
with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or
before the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent's death; or
(2) Thirty days after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claims will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claim within thirty days
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not
served or filed within that time, or any extension provided by
law, is unenforceable thereafter.
TIANN R LAWRENCE
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
Register of Wills for Prince George's County
CERETA A. LEE
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005594 1t 12/17/15
Estate No. 101542
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF
SHIRLEY JANE BURCH
Notice is given that SANDY SPRING BANK AND SUSAN J.
BURNS C/O DAMON K BERNSTEIN, 98 CHURCH STREET,
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850 was on NOVEMBER 24, 2015 appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the estate of
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
IN THE ESTATE OF
ANNE T KELLY
A/K/A ANNE THERESA KELLY
Notice is given that JOHN J KELLY, 3410 PENNSYLVANIA
STREET, HYATTSVILLE, MD 20783 was on DECEMBER 2,
2015 appointed personal representative of the estate of
ANNE T KELLY
A/K/A ANNE THERESA KELLY
SHIRLEY JANE BURCH
who died on AUGUST 23, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 24TH day of MAY, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent’s death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
SANDY SPRING BANK, BY LAWRENCE A. ARCH, ESQ.
SUSAN J. BURNS
Co-Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
Register of Wills for Prince George’s County
CERETA A. LEE
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005595 3t 12/31/15
who died on NOVEMBER 21, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent's will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 2ND day of JUNE, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent's death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
JOHN J KELLY
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
CERETA A. LEE
Register of Wills for Prince George's County
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005577 3t 12/24/15
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
CALVIN H COBB, III
4910 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW, SUITE 215
WASHINGTON, DC 20016
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
GORDON EVERETT CAMERON
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Estate No. 101581
Estate No. 100805
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
IN THE ESTATE OF
BARBARA PILLMAN
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
IN THE ESTATE OF
CLYDE C GRIFFEN
Notice is given that BARBARA J STEVENSON, 16 ROE
LANE, ARNOLD, MD 21012 was on NOVEMBER 30, 2015
appointed personal representative of the estate of
Notice is given that JOHN W GRIFFEN, 2 HUGHES PLACE,
BRONXVILLE, NY 10708 was on SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 appointed personal representative of the estate of
BARBARA PILLMAN
CLYDE C GRIFFEN
who died on MARCH 5, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent's will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 4TH day of MARCH, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent's death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
JOHN W GRIFFEN
Personal Representative(s)
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CERETA A. LEE
Register of Wills for Prince George's County
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005578 3t 12/24/15
who died on NOVEMBER 16, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent's will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 30TH day of MAY, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent's death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
BARBARA J STEVENSON
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
CERETA A. LEE
Register of Wills for Prince George's County
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005579 3t 12/24/15
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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The
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IN THE ESTATE OF
GORDON EVERETT CAMERON
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Notice is given that DARLENE A CAMERON, 511 NEW
CREEK ROAD, SALEM, WV 26426 was on APRIL 24, 2015
appointed personal representative of the estate of
who died on APRIL 11, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent's will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 24TH day of OCTOBER,
2015.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent's death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
DARLENE A CAMERON
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
CERETA A. LEE
Register of Wills for Prince George's County
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005580 3t 12/24/15
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Estate No. 101570
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
IN THE ESTATE OF
JANIE SKINNER
Notice is given CALVIN R SKINNER, 14107 JONES
BRIDGE ROAD, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20774 was on NOVEMBER 30, 2015 appointed personal representative of the estate of
JANIE SKINNER
who died on SEPTEMBER 30, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent's will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 30TH day of MAY, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
DECEMBER 17, 2015
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent's death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
CALVIN R SKINNER
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
CERETA A. LEE
Register of Wills for Prince George's County
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005581 3t 12/24/15
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
DAVID KOVAR
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
CERETA A. LEE
Register of Wills for Prince George's County
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005565 3t 12/17/15
RONALD E LYONS, ESQUIRE
MCMILLAN METRO, P.C.
1901 RESEARCH BOULEVARD, SUITE 500
ROCKVILLE, MD 20850
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Estate No. 101289
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
IN THE ESTATE OF
MARY GRACE KOVAR
Notice is given that DAVID KOVAR, PO BOX 862, MINIER,
IL 61759 was on OCTOBER 26, 2015 appointed personal representative of the estate of
MARY GRACE KOVAR
who died on SEPTEMBER 21, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent's will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 26TH day of APRIL, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent's death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Estate No. 101497
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
IN THE ESTATE OF
ELLA MAE JACKSON
Notice is given that JULIENNE POWELL, 4388 ENSBROOK
LANE, WOODBRIDGE, VA 22193 AND PHILLIP L POWELL, 7813 ALLENDALE DRIVE, LANDOVER, MD 20785
were on NOVEMBER 18, 2015 appointed personal representatives of the estate of
ELLA MAE JACKSON
who died on SEPTEMBER 20, 2015, without a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent's will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 18TH day of MAY, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent's death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
JULIENNE POWELL
PHILLIP L POWELL
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
CERETA A. LEE
Register of Wills for Prince George's County
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005566 3t 12/17/15
NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE TO UNKNOWN HEIRS
Estate No. 101488
TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
IN THE ESTATE OF
DONALD M REAPE
Notice is given that RAHIMA ABDULLAH, 2205 PIERMONT DRIVE ,FORT WASHINGTON, MD 20744 was on NOVEMBER 18, 2015 appointed personal representative of the estate of
DONALD M REAPE
who died on OCTOBER 22, 2015, with a will.
Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file
in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal
representative or the attorney.
All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the
probate of the decedent's will) shall file their objections with the
Register of Wills on or before the 18TH day of MAY, 2016.
Any person having a claim against the decedent must present
the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with
the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before
the earlier of the following dates:
(1) Six months from the date of the decedent's death, except if
the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the
date of the decedent's death; or
(2) Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or
other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be
barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months
from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided
by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained
from the Register of Wills.
RAHIMA ABDULLAH
Personal Representative(s)
True Test Copy
CERETA A. LEE
Register of Wills for Prince George's County
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773-1729
00005564 3t 12/17/15
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THE PRINCE GEORGE’S SENTINEL
DECEMBER 17, 2015
SPORTS
Southern Maryland All-Stars edge Prince George’s 23-22
By Craig Lee
Special to The Sentinel
UPPER MARLBORO –
Chick-fil-A's 2015 Prince
George’s vs. SMAC Challenge
(Prince George’s County and
Southern Maryland) took place at
Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School
on Dec. 12. With 64 degree weather beaming down on the field, the
Prince George’s County All-Stars
and SMAC All-Stars were ready
to showcase their talents in a local
showdown.
In the end the SMAC AllStars came away with a nail-biting
23-22 victory.
Prince George’s (PG) received the ball first and started its
drive with an impressive run from
Suitland's Marcus Haynes, putting
PG in great shape at midfield.
Thomas Myers of Douglass then
found multiple breaches in
SMAC's defense and he used them
to his advantage. Myers set up an
option play for a touchdown and
gave the PG squad the first scoring
drive of the game.
During the second quarter,
Wise stud running back CJ
Rainey, along with Myers, found
little trouble of maneuvering
through the SMAC defense.
Rainey’s touchdown run in the
second quarter tied the game at
16-16.
“I found good spacing and
used it to my advantage,” Rainey
said.
Rainey was happy with his
play in the All-Star game, and
while he has some college and
universities on his radar, said the
University of Massachusetts
would be his number one choice.
Rainey helped propel the Pumas to
a 2015 State Championship victory over the Howard Lions last
week.
Rainey’s teammate, Wise’s
Myles Wolfolk, helped pump up
the intensity of their defense by
laying a hard hit on the SMAC offense that gave the entire place a
much needed boost of energy. Positioned to be a wide receiver, the
PHOTO BY MICHAEL SMITH
Frederick Douglass running back Thomas Myers III tries to pull away from a defender in the 2015 Chick-fil-A Prince Georgeʼs vs. SMAC All-Star football
game on Saturday. Myers teamed up with Wiseʼs CJ Rainey and made for a formidable one-two punch in the Prince Georgeʼs backfield. SMAC won the
game, 23-22.
versatility of Wolfolk was essential in the game after he made
plays on both ends of the field.
Wolfolk is an early commit and
will begin his collegiate career at
North Carolina University on Jan
11.
Wolfolk had a long punt return in the third quarter that
helped set up the PG offense for a
touchdown and a 22-16 lead.
Bladensburg's Kavon Wade finished off the drive with a scramble
into the endzone.
With PG trailing on its final
drive, Bowie senior Jason Epps
was ready for his moment to shine.
With the clock draining down to
54.2 seconds, he found nobody
open for the pass. Instead, Epps
called his own number and kept
the ball himself, edging the locals
10 yards away from a touchdown.
“We run a no-huddle offense
at Bowie, with 80 percent of our
offense coming from throws. I
found space and took it as far as I
could,” Epps said.
Coach Kenneth Amaker, who
heads Central High School during
the season, knew the clock was an
enemy.
“We had no timeouts left and
I knew we couldn't keep running
the ball,” Amaker said.
The PGAll-Stars had found
little-to-no trouble running the
ball early in the game, but the
SMAC defense only intensified as
the game wore on. That led to an
interception, giving SMAC possession of the ball and eventually
running down the clock to its denouement.
“We played extremely well.
We just weren't able to execute on
a lot of opportunities,” Amaker
added.
DuVal’s Demarco Seay, a cornerback-slash-wide receiver who
is trying to decide between Duke
and Michigan State, said it was a
bittersweet ending.
“We played a good one. We
just couldn't finish it off,” Seay
said.
EXTRA
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High School Basketball
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See page E-18
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Thursday, December 17, 2015
Byrd Stadium to be renamed after regents’ vote
By Sean Farrell
@Sean_PGSSports
COLLEGE PARK – The 2016
University of Maryland football
team will kick off next season under a new stadium name.
The University of Maryland
regents voted 12-to-5 in favor to
change the 65-year-old home of
the Terrapins from “Byrd Stadium” to “Maryland Stadium” after a
petition called for the change from
the racial stigma attached to Harry
“Curley” Byrd’s name.
Since it was built in 1950, the
Terrapins have always called Byrd
Stadium home. The stadium was
named after former university
president Harry "Curley" Byrd,
who was a prominent figure in the
school's history. It is also noted he
was a supporter of racial segregation, which led to the current students’ decision to protest the name.
A former Maryland football
player, Byrd became university
president in 1935 after serving as
an athletic director and a teacher.
Byrd died in 1970 and was opposed to admitting black students
and other minorities into the university until a court order forced
their acceptance.
Colin Byrd, a senior from
Greenbelt who has no relation to
Harry, led the effort for the name
change which started back in
April.
“Because, quite frankly, if
Curley Byrd had his way, I would
not have attended this university,
my father would not have attended
this university,” Byrd said. “Every
other black student, black athlete
or black faculty member who has
blessed this university and who
has been blessed by this university
would not have had the opportunity to call themselves Terrapins.
And that’s powerful.”
This started the student-led
PHOTO BY DANIEL KUCIN JR.
University of Maryland students carry out the tradition of pulling down the
state flag during a football game earlier this year. A student petition
requested the name of the stadium be changed since namesake Harry
Byrd was a proponent of segregation in the 1950s and 1960s. University
regents voted and approved of the change this weekend. The stadium will
now be called “Maryland Stadium.”
petition, which urged university
regents to address the issue as the
petition garnered national attention shortly after it was started.
“The football stadium is the
most prominent symbol of the university's past segregation and
causes a rift that some students
continue to feel today,” Byrd told
the regents. "It's time to say 'byebye, Curley,' and do it in a hurry.”
Byrd said the name is tied in
with other racial issues going on at
campuses around the county.
“I think it sends a very strong
and complicated message about
how we should look back and reconsider who we honor, why and
how,” Byrd said. “It also sends the
message to some other campuses
that are grappling with similar issues."
Current University President
Wallace Loh supported the name
change in a recent statement.
“This is a difficult and an
emotion-laden issue,” Loh said.
“(Harry Byrd) earned his place in
See “Byrd” page E-4
School system ready to tackle testing woes
By Candace Rojo Keyes
@candacerojo
UPPER MARLBORO – Testing scores in the county are producing a dismal reputation for Prince
George’s County Public Schools
(PGCPS), but school leaders say
there is more to the story than poor
testing performances and they are already trying to combat the problems.
Student testing scores in Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT
have fallen while scores in the first
administered Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and
Career assessment (PARCC) in the
county are some of the lowest in the
area.
“PARCC is a new rigorous test,
and with anything new there are
challenges,” said Kevin Maxwell,
Chief Executive Officer for PGCPS.
PARRC was first administered
in the spring of 2015 after the state
of Maryland chose the assessment as
the new accountability program, replacing the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) in Reading and
Math. The test is specifically aligned
to Maryland’s college and career
ready standards by requiring students to demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving, and clear writ-
ing. By taking PARCC, the students
are assessed on how close they are to
the standards on a scale of one to
five, with five meaning the student
exceed expectations. A score of four
indicates a student is on track.
On the assessment, which looks
at students in grades three through
eight, only 25 percent of PGCPS students earned a level four or five in
the literacy assessment. Statewide,
just less than 40 percent of students
scored a four or five. In math, less
than 15 percent of county students
scored a four or five. Statewide 30
percent reached a four or five.
“There is room for growth on
the PARCC assessments,” Maxwell
said. “A low score does not mean a
child is failing to learn. This is an opportunity for growth and fine tuning
instruction, and that’s exactly what
we plan to accomplish.”
The overall pass rate of AP
tests in the county has also dropped.
AP tests are scored on a scale of one
to five as well, with a score of three
through five considered passing.
The overall percentage of students
in PGCPS with a passing score from
the tests in May was 25.8 percent,
which is a 1.2 percent drop from
See “Testing” page E-4
PHOTO BY DANIEL KUCIN JR.
Bowie Stateʼs Michael Briscoe
looks to pass in the Bulldogsʼ
game this weekend. See the
roundup on page E-19.
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DECEMBER 17, 2015
THE PRINCE GEORGE’S SENTINEL
OPINION
Stepping up in service in public education
By Kenneth Haines
Special to The Sentinel
“Preach, my dear Sir, a crusade
against ignorance; establish and improve the law for educating the common people. Let our countrymen
know that the people alone can protect us against these evils, and that the
tax which will be paid for this purpose is not more than the thousandth
part of what will be paid to kings,
priest, and nobles who will rise up
among us if we leave the people in ignorance,” said Thomas Jefferson to
George Wythe in 1786.
According to his biographer Jon
Meacham, Jefferson was not only
passionate about the expansion of his
own considerable intellect. The author of the Declaration of Independence also accurately predicted the
coming explosion of knowledge in
every domain, and an era of new discoveries in science. He also stressed
the importance of making that knowledge accessible to all citizens in a participatory democracy. The exponenti-
ation of the compendium of human
knowledge continues unabated into
this new century, doubling in volume
every seven years, or so.
Visiting a school in 2013 with
the then new Chief Executive Officer
of the Prince George’s County Public
Schools, Dr. Kevin Maxwell, we happened upon a fifth grade class in a
deep discussion on the principles of
genetics and the probabilities of
physical traits being passed on from
one generation to the next. In my own
lifetime, that topic has moved from
the high school curriculum back to
the elementary school.
Children are learning more earlier than ever before. The realm of
knowledge has accreted so steadily in
recent decades that it is difficult to
imagine how the next generation will
be able manage the volume.
During our travels, the conditions to which the CEO and I bore
witness ran the gamut from wondrous
to tragic. Phenomenal instruction can
still be delivered in heartrending surroundings: we once visited an Ad-
vanced Placement English class
sporting so many students that the
CEO’s party scarcely found space to
fit in the room.
Critical to future improvements
in learning for children, we must increase staffing ratios. Universal access to age-appropriate pre-kindergarten needs to become a priority. A
significant decrease in class sizes
from kindergarten to the second
grade would herald an era of increased one-on-one interactions between teachers and students. These
two items would pay grand dividends
in later grades.
Making such changes are, however, expensive. The CEO’s budget
request is an incremental first step toward building a world-class school
system that serves all children and
places our schools in a position to expand on the improvements of the
years since the enactment of the
Thornton Commission inspired the
“Bridge to Excellence Act.”
As Dr. Thornton is fond of saying, “These are our babies.”
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Student of the Month: Frederick Douglass’ Timi Day-Kayode
By Candace Rojo Keyes
@candacerojo
UPPER MARBOLO – When
Timi Day-Kayode moved from
Nigeria he knew opportunity
awaited him in America and he was
going to work toward the best possible future.
“My dad, when he was young,
got accepted to UPenn here, but his
dad didn’t let him go because he
didn’t know the importance of college and said he could go to college
in Nigeria, that college was college,” Day-Kayode said. “So my
dad did not want to make the same
mistake with us.”
Day-Kayode said he was nervous starting over in a new country
and in a new school, but knew he
had little time to prepare himself to
go to college. He put his nose to the
grindstone and sought help and information wherever he could find
it.
He was a few classes behind
when he entered Frederick Douglass High School last spring as a
junior, so he took it upon himself to
take summer courses so he could
graduate with his designated class.
He had his eyes set on Ivy League
schools and possessed a determination that could not be stopped.
He studied quickly for the
SATs and ACTs, made up classes,
joined the soccer team (because
“soccer is life”) and joined the debate team. Now, he is starting a
math honors society at Douglass.
He never stops working.
“I knew that, to get into a good
school, I had to put in the work, had
to get good grades, SATs. I had no
idea what an SAT was when I got
here, so I had literally like three
months to prepare for the SATs,” he
said.
He scored a 1980 (out of 2400)
on the SAT and 32 (out of 36) on
the ACT. The national average on
the SAT is around 1500.
Quanna Inman, Day-Kayode’s
school counselor, said he is one of
the most dedicated and self-motivated students she has met and said
he is an example to the rest of the
student body.
“He’s always on top of his
game,” she said. “He’s well-rounded. He’s not just books, books,
books. He wants to be seen for other things as well.”
Inman said Day-Kayode’s determination and mindset are a force
to be reckoned with and those qualities, along with his kindness and
intelligence, helped him receive an
incredible scholarship from QuestBridge: A $250,000, full-ride to
Tufts University.
“He found the scholarship, he
researched it and put all his effort
into it and it paid off,” she said.
QuestBridge is a national organization dedicated to “bridging
the nation's brightest, under-served
youth and leading institutions of
higher education and further opportunities.” The scholarship program Day-Kayode competed in
was incredibly competitive, with
the organization analyzing his test
scores, his grades, his extra curricular and more.
Day-Kayode said he found the
scholarship while doing research
on another and knew it was the perfect opportunity for him, since the
scholarship program would connect him with top schools across
the country, including Harvard and
MIT. He also didn’t want to burden
his mom with paying for college.
“I didn’t want to do that to
her,” he said.
As one of the 4,985 finalists of
the 13,264 applicants, Day-Kayode
had the opportunity to apply to 12
schools free of charge. He had to
rank the schools by choice and
whichever highest ranked one he
was accepted to was the final
choice. His first choice was Princeton, followed by Yale, MIT and
Brown. Tufts was the very last on
his list.
Although Tufts was his last
choice, Day-Kayode still feels
grateful for the scholarship and the
opportunity to go to college.
“I can’t complain because its
Tufts University and, I mean I
wanted to go to Princeton, but I
have a full ride scholarship to Tufts
University that anyone would pay
an arm and a leg to get into without
a scholarship, so I’m pretty lucky,”
he said.
Day-Kayode will study computer science and applied physics
as Tufts and said he plans on pursuing a master’s degree and someday
opening his own business.
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Byrd Stadium to be renamed Maryland Stadium in 2016
From “Byrd” page E-1
our university's history. He was
also an ardent proponent of racial
segregation and discrimination. To
many African-American alumni
and students, Byrd Stadium – the
'front porch' of the institution, not
the most important part of the educational house, but the most visible one – conveys a racial message
hidden in plain sight.
"Our job as an educational in-
stitution is to educate the next generation. This is a generational issue. The values of the past are no
longer the values of today. Those
are not the values of the University
of Maryland today.”
Congressman Steny Hoyer
(D-MD) also released a statement
after Loh made his position known
and joined the cause for the renaming of the stadium.
“I join in the supporting calls
from President Wallace Loh and
student leaders to rename the University of Maryland’s football stadium. Given Harry “Curley”
Byrd’s support for segregationist
policies during his time as president of the University of Maryland, I believe the stadium’s name
is not in line with the university’s
mission and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.” Hoyer
said.
And with uproar, action was
taken by the Board of Regents in
the form of a 12-to-5 vote to
change the name after a two-hour
debate on the matter on Dec. 11.
Next year the stadium will be
called Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.
However, the name change
will not be the last one hears of
Byrd. His name will always be attached to the university, as Loh
recommended Byrd be memorialized in other ways. Loh said he
wants other tributes to Byrd to oc-
cur, such as awards given during
commencements, and maybe even
naming a library after him to retain his name in some capacity.
“The change was not intended to ‘purge history,’ but to find a
‘principled compromise,’” Loh
said.
The board has also agreed to
impose a five-year moratorium on
naming any other buildings after
individuals, also suggested by
Loh.
PGCPS addresses testing scores, ready to make a difference
From “Testing” page E-1
2014.
State-wide, 61 percent of
Maryland AP students scored a
three or higher in 2015, which was
the same as 2014.
AP scores in math dropped
from a 19.1 percent pass rate in
2014 to 15.8 percent in 2015. The
average score on mathematics exams was 1.5. Passing rates also
dropped in fine arts, foreign languages and social studies exams.
The highest pass rate however, was
in foreign languages with 72.9 percent.
Although most subjects saw a
decrease in pass rates, both science
and English language arts saw increases of 1.9 percent and .5 percent
respectively.
Scores on the SAT also dipped
countywide.
The average SAT composite
score, which is complied from
adding the scores of the math, writing and critical reading scores, was
1195 – a four point drop from 2014.
The SAT is scored out of 2400 and
the nationwide average is 1500. The
average in Maryland was 1435,
which was also a four-point drop
from 2014.
While there was a decrease in
passing of mathematics AP tests, the
county on average increased SAT
math scores. The math average increased from 394 in 2014 to 397 this
year. Scores dropped in both writing
and critical reading by less than five
points.
Segun Eubanks, the chair of the
county board of education, said the
matter of test scores is extremely
complicated.
“Now while these results clearly show that we have lots of works
to do, we also need to unpack the
data. That means we need to dig
deeper to get the full story of what
this information reveals, something
our friends in the media rarely bother to do,” he said at the State of the
School System Address last week.
Eubanks said when he looks at
the data he sees a story of hope because the numbers show students in
the county are performing better
than students in similar situations.
“We know that’s not enough,
but we know when we look at this
data we see there are schools and
programs and classrooms and teachers that are working to help student
succeed everyday,” he said.
The school system is also already in the process of addressing
the testing scores and ramping up an
effort to hit testing from every angle
as they prepare their students, not
for the test, but in life skills and critical thinking.
This ideology, along with the
school’s system strategic plan, was
discussed in length at a board work
session in September when the
school staff and administrators discussed literacy in the school system.
Literacy is the central part of the
school system’s new strategic plan.
The PGCPS definition of “rigorous literacy,” as defined by the
curriculum and instruction team is,
“the ability to read, write, speak, listen and use numeracy.”
“For example, we want our students to be able to construct meaning for themselves. If our students
can do that, they are well on their
way,” Gladys Whitehead, executive
director of curriculum and instruction, said at the work session.
“We’re not trying to train our students or teach to the test. If we can
give our students the skills, they can
be successful no matter what test
you put in front of them.”
The school system is already
working on implementing literacy
programs and new instructional
teachings to help with overall literacy, which Whitehead said will lead
to not only better test scores, but
well-rounded students.
In September, PGCPS set out
goals for themselves to reach academic excellence for their students.
Those goals, according to the plan
provided by PGCPS, include a desire for 45 percent of elementary
students to obtain a two or better (of
three) on the local and state assessments in writing, 20 percent to get a
two or better in critical reading assessments, 40 percent to get a two or
better in math assessments, and 39
percent of pre-K and kindergarten
students should “meet or exceed
state standards for language and lit-
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eracy and mathematical thinking
based off the (kindergarten readiness assessment).”
By 2020, PGCPS aims to have
70 percent of elementary students
obtain a two or better on local and
state assessments in writing, 60 percent in critical reading, 70 percent in
math, 60 percent of pre-K and
kindergarten students meeting or
exceeding state standards.
Goals were also set for high
school students and included increasing the average SAT score to
the “college ready” indicator score
of 1550, and increasing the pass rate
of AP and International Baccalaureate exams.
“I believe with all my heart that
there is no reason why Prince
George’s County students should
not be performing at or above the
average of every other student in the
state of Maryland, so that is the ultimate goal,” Eubanks said in September. “We have to create ambitious benchmarks to get there. Real
goals have to be right on the edge of
achievability, which always means
you might not achieve all of them.”
DECEMBER 17, 2015
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NEWS
Community youth to get free meals
By Andrea Blackstone
@AndreaBlackston
FORESTVILLE - This time of
year, some holiday volunteers may
seek opportunities to lend a hand to
a worthy cause on a temporary basis.
For volunteers who keep the
Forestville Boys & Girls Club
(FBGC) running, investing in community youth is a long-term commitment.
The volunteer-run, nonprofit
organization offers sport activities
such as football, baseball, cheerleading and personal training for
youth ages three to 16.
However, FBGC’s outreach
work extends beyond sports. A free
meal program for community youth
will begin on Dec. 16 and take place
every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. at 6100 Surrey Square Lane
(the former Berkshire Elementary
School and Chesapeake Math & IT
Academy) in Forestville.
FBGC President Shontese Harrell-Ford said volunteers expect to
reach community youth who live in
nearby apartment complexes, in addition to students who already participate in their sports programs,
which are in walking distance. Harrell-Ford has volunteered with
FBGC for eight years. She said her
biggest goals have always been to
feed, educate and clothe youth.
“My biggest reason as to where
the (meal program) vision came
from was I noticed during football
practices, basketball practices, we’d
get a lot of kids that would come in
and complain about being hungry,”
Harrell-Ford said. “Whether they
were hungry because they just didn’t have the food or their parents
were running late and just getting
off of work. A lot of our practices
start at 6 p.m. when most parents are
working 9-to-5, so they don’t really
have time to get home (and) fix a
full meal. You have these kids eating sandwiches and fast food.
“The meal program is not just
necessarily for our kids here at the
FBGC. It’s pretty much for the community itself, because I think a lot of
PHOTO BY ANDREA BLACKSTONE
Shontese Harrell-Ford, left, is the president of Forestville Boys & Girls
Club. Gary Lewis, right, serves as the chairperson of Ways and Means for
the boysʼ and girlsʼ club.
people mistake (FBGC) as being a
sports organization and we’re not.
We’re a community organization, so
our biggest thing here is to actually
fill the needs of our community, not
just those that are playing sports.”
Like Harrell-Ford, Aishia
Fludd – who is the vice president
and treasurer of FBGC – is a mother
who understands the challenge of
balancing work and community involvement with cooking daily. She
said FBGC is just trying to help the
community by offering fresh, hot
meals to students after school.
Before Chesapeake Math & IT
Academy moved from Surrey
Square Lane last August, FBGC
volunteers operated the organization from their homes, although
they had previously been located at
the space dating back to 2009. In addition to the meal program, connected services will be offered. Volunteers have been busy sprucing up
the building that has been vacant.
“We definitely want to do a tutoring program,” Harrell-Ford said.
“In addition, I want to do a clothes
swap program where we have people donate clothes. We can set up
somewhere within a classroom and
make it like a store. However, the
store wouldn’t accept money. If you
wanted something, if you needed
something, you come in and get it.”
Gary Lewis, the Ways and
Means chairperson for FBGC, is re-
sponsible for securing funding,
sponsorships and establishing
fundraisers. He explained the organization is trying to connect with
nonprofits which incorporate giving
back to the community. A horticulture program is in development
through another organization that
will offer a program where meals
will be served. While providing various resources in the facility, Lewis
wants youth to gain practical life
skills that help them to feel better
about themselves.
“The demographic of this area,
and our experience working and
starting programs, they haven’t
been able to sustain many programs
we have to add a fee to,” Lewis said.
Lewis also said individuals
who provide a service or monetary
donation will receive a sponsor letter along with the organization’s tax
ID number. If provided services are
usually fee-based, a tax write-off
can be granted. Through establishing a sustainable meal program
which could run all year long, Lewis
hopes that FBGC can remain at the
former Berkshire Elementary
School.
“This is all out of the love for
the children and the community,”
Lewis said.
To learn more about FBGC visit www.forestvillefalcons.com or
email program questions to
[email protected]
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OXON HILL - On a sunny December afternoon, Tracy Yvette
Arnold, CEO, community developer
and founder of Arnold Place, looks
toward 801 Owens Rd. in Oxon Hill.
She reflects on her 7-year vision to open a transitional home for
homeless pregnant teens and pregnant youth ages 13 to 22 who have
been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS.
January 1 will mark the official
day when the Prince George’s County resident will take over the building on Owens Rd. After it is transformed into Arnold Place, housing,
employment assistance, counseling,
training and weekly classes covering
a range of topics be will offered free
of charge to participants.
Arnold Place is not government
funded. Arnold will be responsible
for paying rent for the building, even
before young women begin to move
into it. However, the nonprofit
founder crafted a green strategy that
puts discarded items to good use. A
recycling company pays Arnold for
the items that individuals would typically discard. It is through this innovative fundraiser, Arnold plans to
pay for costs associated with leasing
and operating the transitional home.
Eventually, Arnold will purchase the
leased space.
She was once a troubled teen
herself and is passionate about helping young women overcome their
challenges just as she once did.
“Tracy is unequivocally unyielding in her goodwill towards
young ladies,” Alecia Jones, public
relations director for Arnold Place,
said. “It is a phenomenal project. It
has made greats strides.”
Jones, who has watched the
project unfold over the last year, explained how committed Arnold is to
bringing the project to fruition.
Arnold’s generosity is spreading
around the beltway and inspiring
people of all ages to pitch in.
A 7-year-old student who resides in Anne Arundel County
named Makenzee Adams has been
making remarkable progress collect-
ing items in the Annapolis area, with
the help of her grandmother, Phyllis
Tee Adams.
Although all support is appreciated, Arnold is still seeking more
partnerships in Prince George’s
County since the transitional home
will be based here. Steady support
and numerous donation collection
sites have been established outside
of the county. Arnold explained that
after all of the Sunday church services are held at the Temple of
Praise, located at 700 Southern Ave.
in the District of Columbia, bags of
donated items are left near the
wheels of her car by fellow church
members.
“My church, the Temple of
Praise, has stepped up every Sunday,” Arnold said.
On Nov. 14, over 15,000
pounds of clothing and shoes were
collected at Temple of Praise during
a Community Day event. Community of Hope, a Prince George’s County-based church led by Rev. Tony
Lee, reportedly showed up with a
commercial truck filled with contributions. Lee and his congregation
reportedly contributed approximately half of the donated items collected
that day. As of Dec. 11, nearly
55,000 pounds of shoes and clothing
items had been collected.
Community members, churches, and companies like Salon Plaza,
Clark Construction Consulting Services, and a few schools (Forestville
High School and Excel Academy
Public Charter) have helped Arnold
collect empty plastic shampoo bottles and hygiene products used by
women, as well as clothing and
shoes in any condition for Arnold’s
One Million Upcycling Fundraiser
Campaign. Arnold sorts through
each bag of donations to determine
which items can be transported to
the recycling company. Clothing
and pairs of shoes in the best condition will be used for a clothing closet for girls who reside at Arnold
Place.
The previous target goal has
been to collect one million pairs of
shoes, one million pounds of clothing, and one million pounds of emp-
ty toiletry containers. Additionally,
in early October, Arnold kicked off
an online $5 campaign. Arnold
wants one million individuals to donate $5 to Arnold Place.
“I really need to ramp up (the
collection of) the one million pairs
of shoes and continue with the $5
dollar campaign,” Arnold said, considering the second lease payment
will be due in February.
As 2016 approaches, Arnold
wants more shoe donations. Although she will continue to collect
clothing, focusing on matching
shoes in any condition (with the exception of cleats) can maximize
fundraising efforts. Shoes are worth
more recycling money because the
rubber can be chopped up finely and
used for things like playground surfaces. Also, shoes weigh more than
clothing and plastic containers.
“One thing we’re in the
process of thinking of is how we can
do an Arnold Place tour where we
can go to different communities and
collect the shoes,” Arnold said.
Sixth through 12th graders who
attend Prince George’s County Public Schools can earn community service hours by bringing collected
items for Arnold Place to school. Interested individuals may contact
guidance counselors to obtain more
information about participating.
Antoine Burton, a parent engagement assistant who works at
Excel Academy Public Charter
School in Landover, found information about Arnold Place online. He
said shampoo bottles, containers
and baby clothes were collected by
students and parents who participated in the donation drive for Arnold
Place last school year. Burton explained that being a part of a movement to help someone else was a
good lesson for students who attend
the school.
“It was a wonderful opportunity,” Burton said. “We’ll definitely
be working with (Arnold) for this
school year.”
To obtain more information
about Arnold Place, call Arnold at
202-431-9811 or visit www.arnoldplace.org.
DECEMBER 17, 2015
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Boy group spreads holiday cheer
By Andrea Blackstone
@AndreaBlackston
FORT WASHINGTON - A boy
duet group from Fort Washington,
called “Kidz N Charge” is on a mission to remind others the true spirit of
Christmas.
Ten-year-old Markel Anderson
aka “Young Kellz,” and his 11-yearold brother Michael Anderson, Jr. aka
“Mike J,” will be spreading holiday
cheer on the live daily talk show,
Great Day Washington, at 9 a.m. on
Christmas Day.
The duo raps and sings while
putting their own twist on the importance of spending time with family,
friends and recalling the reason for
Christmas. When the youth publicly
debut the upbeat holiday song, “Happy Holidays,” the television appearance will mark their second Channel 9
appearance since Nov. 20. Fans have
been watching the “Happy Holidays”
video through online platforms such
as Vevo, YouTube and their website.
“The video’s main point is the
meaning of Christmas,” Michael Jr.
said. “It has the Christmas carol feel to
it, but’s still a R&B song.”
“Kidz N Charge” is not new to
the music scene. Their first CD called
“It’s Party Time” was released in
2014. In late October, 93.9 WKYS
featured the video of their song, “Best
Friend,” on the station’s website.
Girls scream and sing Markel
and Michael Jr.’s songs when they
perform at schools, fashion shows,
and events both local and out-of-state.
The group has been gaining recognition for performing kid-friendly
R&B, pop and rap songs after entering a talent competition that was held
at Harmony Hall Regional Center – a
performance venue – in Prince
George’s County.
“(Markel and Michael Jr.) ended
up winning first place and have been
performing ever since,” their mother
and manager, Kia Anderson, said.
For the last few years, the brothers have performed original songs that
incorporate a modern New Edition
flavor and fresh beats. New Edition
was a popular male music group in the
eighties.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL ANDERSON, SR.
Michael Anderson, Jr., left, and Markel Anderson, right, are brothers and
members of their group “Kidz N Charge.” The sixth and fifth grader
recently released a Christmas song called “Happy Holidays.”
Kia said she was always comfortable allowing her boys to become
entertainers. They both expressed
how much they wanted to pursue musical endeavors without being forced
to show interest in it.
“They’ve never been afraid or
scared of being front of the camera or
being onstage,” Kia said. “They’ve always taken the bull by its horn and
gone with it.”
Markel and Michael Jr. share
their spotlight with their dancers, the
K.I.C. Divas (Kidz N Charge Divas).
With a big smile, Markel and Michael
Jr.’s 9-year-old little sister, Makenzie
Anderson, remarked that she likes being involved in the group. Jordan Harris, 11; Naomi Williams, 14; and
Minxia Gross, 15 can also be spotted
dancing the background while the
boys perform. Each dancer auditioned
to become a part of the musical endeavor that is led by Kia and her husband, Michael Anderson, Sr. They all
have cheerleading, ballet or dance
backgrounds.
“I look at all of them as nieces,”
Kia said. “We are a family-oriented
organization and we keep them
grounded. School first and everything
else follows behind.”
Jordan’s mother, Marsha Harris,
said she is pleased that her daughter
has begun to open up more as a result
of dancing in the group. Marsha ap-
preciates Jordan’s involvement with a
family-oriented group where Kia and
Michael Sr. are active at each event.
The dancers do travel with the group.
Michael Sr. said parents tell him
that “Kidz N Charge” is a breath of
fresh air. Michael Sr. has been producing music for over 20 years and is
pleased with how the group has progressed steadily, but the performers
are ready to take new steps.
“I feel like I brought (Markel and
Michael Jr.) as far as I can take them
and my wife actually went out and secured the services of Stacy Lattisaw,
who is now going to pick it up from
where we brought it and take them
where they need to go, as a far as being able to sing correctly,” Michael,
Sr. said.
Lattisaw, who is now a minister,
recorded her first album before she
was a teenager. She became a popular
professional singer in the 80s. In her
role as a local voice coach, Lattisaw
reportedly works with only a select
few vocal students.
Getting music played on the radio in the local market is not an easy,
but Kia and Michael Sr. are committed to helping their boys maximize
their potential as new opportunities
develop. “Kidz N Charge” can currently be heard around the world via
Internet radio stations, Spotify, Tidal,
Pandora and additional platforms.
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NEWS
Local police help make Christmas a little bit brighter
By Candace Rojo Keyes
@candacerojo
HYATTSVILLE – Christmas
came a little early for the 100 students in Prince George’s County
who were selected to participate in
the annual Operation Santa with a
Badge program.
The program, organized by Sgt.
Mike Rudinski of the City of Hyattsville Police Department, gathers
police officers from across departments and the county to escort children in need on a shopping spree in
The Mall at Prince George’s.
Rudinski got the inspiration for
Operation Santa with a Badge 13
years ago while watching TV with
his wife. He saw other departments
participating in the Shop with a Cop
program and thought “why don’t we
do that?”
“My parents always raised me
to give back at the holidays,” Rudinski said. “So we decided to try and
we contacted The Mall at Prince
George’s and the next thing you
know we had our first program with
eight young people.”
On Dec. 12, Operation Santa
with a Badge gave approximately
100 school children the opportunity
to go on a mini-shopping spree with
a police officer from one of the nearly 25 different jurisdictions participating. Officers came from as near
as Riverdale Park to as far as New
Jersey, and included members from
every rank and office, including
members of the Sherriff’s Department and the Park Police.
Six schools participated in the
event. Each school selected the children for the program based on need.
Rudinski said the schoolteachers
and counselors choose the students
because they are most familiar with
the children and know who truly is
in need.
Jessica Wismer, a counselor at
Edward M. Felegy Elementary, said
the school started participating in the
event last year. She said the school
had 10 students participating this
year.
“I think it’s really important for
our students to have a positive rela-
tionship with the police officers in
our community and see them as safe
people they can trust. So I think this
a great step in that direction, to help
foster that relationship with younger
students,” she said.
Rudinski said that is one of the
goals of the program as well. He said
every person will have an interaction
with a police officer some day, and
he hopes these positive interactions
with officers will help these children
be more comfortable with an officer
in the future.
“We are the community that we
represent and it’s important that we
take part in these events as much as
we absolutely can,” he said.
During the event the students
rode in the police cars with the officers and had full control of lights
and sirens. The police units all lined
up and processed together through
the city of Hyattsville on their way
to The Mall at Prince George’s.
Once they arrived, each child was
given a $100 gift card to either Target or to the mall in general.
“They had the time of their
lives,” Rudinski said.
Wismer said watching the children run around, excited to buy toys,
was emotional and it is great to see
the students have fun.
“I think to them this is just a
chance for some normalcy and what
they expect and see for holidays in
the media and on TV. They get to experience a little bit of that and that’s
really good,” she said.
With a grand total of $10,000
gathered for the children, Rudinski
said the program depends heavily on
donations from the community, as
well as generous donations from
Target and The Mall at Prince
George’s. He said year after year,
Target and the mall continue to support the event.
“The community comes together wonderfully for this event,” he
said.
Victoria Clark, the marketing
director for The Mall at Prince
George’s, said this is her favorite
event of the year and she is excited
to see it continue to grow. It is incredibly important, she said, for the
mall to give back to the community.
“We support the community.
We have been involved in the community since 1959. We understand
there are serious needs in the community and every year the need has
grown,” she said. “So anything we
can do to support our children and
support our law enforcement.”
She said watching the children
get excited about presents and not
only purchasing for themselves, but
for their families as well is “heartwarming.”
PHOTOS BY CANDACE ROJO KEYES
Police officers and children, above,
shop for gifts in the Lego aisle in
Target at The Mall at Prince
Georgeʼs. The Operation Santa
with a Badge program paired a
needy child with a local officer and
gave the child a $100 gift card to
spend on a personal Christmas
gifts.
An officer, right, waits to check out
in the designated officer line.
Roughly 100 kids from local
elementary schools were chosen
for the event.
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DECEMBER 17, 2015
NEWS
Nicholas always finds the time to deliver food to the needy
By Bo Evans
@BoKnows_90
LAUREL – Many of the patrons of the Valencia Motel and
Efficiencies in North Laurel are
not in as good of shape as the motel. And that’s not saying much.
Paint on the sign is crumbling away, the stairways seem
unsafe to climb two at a time, and
blue tarp completely drapes a
room seemingly under construction for repairs. Or maybe that’s
just wishful thinking.
This motel has certainly seen
better days, as have most of the
people staying there.
As Laurel City Councilwoman Valerie Nicholas gets out
of her car and gathers several Styrofoam trays full of food, she
hears a familiar voice.
“Hi, Ms. Valerie Nicholas,” a
man calls out from one of the first
floor rooms.
“Hello Cosmo. I brought
some food for you,” Nicholas responds.
Cosmo walks over to
Nicholas. His smell is overpowering from over eight feet away,
but Nicholas doesn’t flinch. Cosmo has wiry gray hair and is
wearing sweat pants, a heavy
flannel jacket, and black and purple Nikes. The seams of his Nikes
are splitting, his feet are bursting
out. He probably hasn’t changed
his clothes in at least a month.
Cosmo stands about eight inches
from Nicholas while they chat
briefly about the food she has for
him.
“Goodbye, Ms. Valerie
Nicholas,” Cosmo says as he trots
back to his motel room, food in
hand.
It’s a motel room to some,
but to Cosmo this is home. He
suffers from some form of mental
illness, and once a month his
brother stops by the Valencia to
pay his rent.
Cosmo is not the only one.
Upstairs a woman lives with her
adult daughter and son who are
paralyzed. They have been in the
motel for two months while they
try to save money for a deposit on
a new apartment. Nicholas has
brought a plate of food for them
as well. Today it’s two types of
chicken, barbecue and lemon
herb, meatballs, veggies and
Nicholas’ signature potato salad.
After she visits all her regulars, Nicholas asks Hotel Manager Grace Johnson if there is anyone else who needs food. She
brought extra. Johnson points her
in the direction of another room
where some new folks have recently moved in. Nicholas knocks
on the door, and when a man answers, Nicholas explains how she
brings food to some of the people
that are living at the Valencia and
offers him some of her extra food,
which he gladly accepts.
A
woman
approaches
Nicholas and asks if there is anything she can do for them to help
them get back on their feet.
Nicholas offers to call people at
the county to make sure they are
on the right Medicaid plan, if
they are on food stamps, or if they
need to be on disability. Her time
on the city council has helped her
figure out the most efficient ways
to get people the help they need.
In June 2011, Nicholas became the first African-American
woman appointed to the Laurel
City Council, and then the first to
be elected to the council in November that year.
Nicholas is a native of Virginia, born and raised in
Roanoke. She moved to Washington D.C. in 1986 after suffering
years of physical and sexual
abuse from friends of her father.
But abuse followed her north, and
in 1995, she suffered a miscarriage after repeated physical assaults by her then-boyfriend.
“I was going through domestic violence and working for a
United States senator. Going to
work with black eyes. Going to a
makeup artist. I used to keep a
foundation compact in my purse
so I could touch up my eyes. I
would accompany him to hear-
PHOTO BY BO EVANS
Laurel Councilwoman Valerie Nicholas scoops food into a container at her house. Nicholas does her best to
bring food to needy families every day. Some of her stops include the Valencia Motel and Efficiencies and the
Garden Inn along Route 198. Nichlas considers taking care of her community a year-round job.
ings with black eyes and bruises,”
Nicholas said. “My life experiences have given me the compassion to deal with people.”
It’s that compassion that
leads her to cook meals for people who can’t afford them every
day, with money out of her own
pocket. That, and what people decide to donate to her.
Joan Broadway said she read
an article about Nicholas donating meals to those less fortunate
in January and the two have been
best friends since. Broadway
doesn’t do any cooking, but hunts
for bargains and clips coupons to
help Nicholas continue to serve
meals daily. Broadway shares
Nicholas’ passion for helping
those who are down on their luck.
“When you become homeless it is as if you become invisi-
ble. People don’t want to make
eye contact with you. People
don’t want to interact with you.
So to have someone reaching out
and checking on you every day is
just huge,” Broadway said.
After she wraps things up at
the Valencia, Nicholas heads to
the Garden Inn off Route 198 in
Laurel. There, Nicholas waits for
Frances Edmonds, who has been
living in a one-room hotel with
two beds she shares with her husband, sister-in-law and three
children for the past three
months. Edmonds met Nicholas
the day before her daughter ’s
birthday and explained her situation. The next day Nicholas
showed up with food, a cake and
balloons.
“From that day on I just feel
blessed to even know her,” Ed-
monds said.
Before she met Nicholas, Edmonds admitted her family was
struggling so badly that she needed to steal food from different
stores around the area just to feed
her daughters. Nicholas helped
get her husband a job as a stocker
at the local Dollar Tree where he
works graveyard shifts. They are
trying to save money to afford an
apartment.
After the Garden Inn,
Nicholas runs out of food, but
knows she has a few more plates
left that she can make at home.
She hurries back, fills up and runs
back out to feed more hungry
people. She will be back at it the
next morning, and the next one
after that.
For her, taking care of her
community is a year-round job.
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Whatʼs happening this week in Prince Georgeʼs County
THURS 17
HOLIDAY TOURS
Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site, 9650
Muirkirk Road, Laurel. Tour the mansion and
see it decorated for the holidays by local garden clubs. While there, feel free to shop for
handmade, artistic ornaments at the 4th Annual Ornament Emporium. Donʼt forget to
browse the Montpelier Museum Shop, with
books, music, old-fashioned toys, Montpelier
memorabilia and more. Thursday-Tuesday,
December 8-31, 2015, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (closed
Wednesdays). Free to enter Ornament Emporium. Regular fees apply to tours. Ages 18 &
up. For information: 301-377-7817; TTY 301699-2544 or
[email protected]
BIRD WALK
Parking lot at end of Berwyn Road,
Berwyn Hts. BirdWalk at Lake Artemesia on
the Luther Goldman Birding Trail. PG
Audubon Society. Meet 3 p.m. All skill levels.
Variety of birds and habitats. No reservations
needed. For information: [email protected] or 301-509-5122.
“MENAGERIE” BY
CAROLINE THORINGTON
Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road,
Laurel. Caroline Thoringtonʼs “Menagerie” includes a compendium of lithographic fine art
prints about animals; sometimes her animals
appear as fantastical beings, other times as
creatures of legend and myth, and occasional-
ly as themselves: portraits of living, breathing
creatures. Through December 27, 10 a.m.-5
p.m. (Daily). For information: 301-377-7800;
TTY 301-699-2544.
FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Bladensburg Library. Come play board
games at the Bladensburg Library! Bring one
of your own or play one of ours. 5-6 p.m.
LEGOS: CREATIVE CLUB
Upper Marlboro Library. Freestyle building.
Legos will be provided and kids can let their
imaginations run wild! 5:30-6:30 p.m.
ORNAMENT EMPORIUM
Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road,
Laurel. Shop for original, handmade ornaments created by local artists. While you are
here, you can also shop at the Montpelier Gift
Shop for Monptelier signature ornaments,
books, music, tea and tea accoutrements, and
Montpelier memorabilia. Closed Wednesdays.
December 7-31 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE.
For information: 301-377-7817 or www.history.pgparks.com.
MONTH-LONG HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE.
Iverson Mall- Gogo Radio in Temple Hills,
Unique Cuts in Forrestville, and Salon Couture
in District Heights. PartyRazzi Radio Show is
hosting a food drive through Friday, January
8th. All donations will be delivered to their local
food pantry, Galilee Baptist Church Food
Pantry of Maryland. For information:
https://moveforhunger.org/truckpull/ or
[email protected]
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FREE HIV TESTING
Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville Results in 20 minutes.
from 1-3 PM. 6201 Belcrest Road Hyattsville, MD 20782. 301-927-6133.
December 17, 2015 - December 23, 2015
HILLCREST HEIGHTS TOY DRIVE
Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300
Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Please donate
brand new toys to Hillcrest Heights Community
Center for donation to Shepherdʼs Cove Shelter in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Toys should
be for suitable for children ages 12 and under.
Monday-Friday, December 1-19, 2015, 9 a.m.9 p.m. For information: 301-505-0896; TTY
301-699-2544.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND EXHIBIT
Maryland Room Exhibit Gallery, Hornbake
Library, University of Maryland, College Park.
Hornbake Library invites Alice fans, young
and old, to embark on an adventure of their
own with the exhibition Alice 150 Years and
Counting…The Legacy of Lewis Carroll. Join
us as we explore the brilliant and complex
life and lasting legacy of Carroll the writer, inventor, photographer, mathematician, and
teacher. The exhibition is free and open to
the public.
FRI 18
HOLIDAY HAYRIDES
Old Maryland Farm, 301 Watkins Park Dr.,
Upper Marlboro. Hayride through the festival
of lights and visit Watkins Nature Center.
Warm up by the fire, enjoy refreshments. Friday-Sunday, December 4-27, 7-8 p.m.
(Closed Christmas Day). $5/person. All ages
welcome. For information: 301-218-6770;
TTY 301-699-2544.
CONCERT: CHRISTMAS
AT THE CINEMA
Bowie Center for the Performing Arts,
15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie. Bowie Senior
Chorale will perform favorite Christmas songs
from the movies at this yearʼs holiday concert.
There is something for everyone from young to
old. 7:30 p.m. For information: 301-809-2300
or www.bowiecenter.org.
BEFORE THE WAVE CONCERT
Saturday at Leylaʼs, 5607 Sargent Road, Hyattsville. The event will be
hosted by DreSoulHigh and feature music by DJ Moe & The DJ Menace
Youth Program. The concert is great for a night-out for young adults. If
you like listening hip-hop/rap music and want to have a good time, then
the concert is for perfect you. Doors Open at 8, Show Starts at 9. $10. For
information: http://artisthustle.com/events/ or [email protected]
SENIORS: EXERCISE HOLIDAY LUNCH
Marlow Heights Community Center, 2800
St. Clair Dr., Marlow Heights. Letʼs eat and rejoice about the excellent year we had together
as well as ring in an exciting new year! 11
a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Ages 55 & up. For information: 301-423-0505; TTY 301-699-2544.
party with The Tribe. Light refreshments, wine
and beverages are included. Pre-registration is
required. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Resident: $15; NonResident: $18. Ages 40 & up. For information:
301-206-3350; TTY 301-699-2544.
SENIORS: GREEN GALA
HOLIDAY SOIREE
Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center,
7120 Contee Road, Laurel. Wear your most
festive outfit and join us for a lovely evening to
ring in the holidays, with a concert and dance
EVENING CANDLELIGHT TOUR
Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site, 9650
Muirkirk Road, Laurel. Warm up a winter
evening with festive music, lovely candlelight
and traditional holiday greens! See the mansionʼs rooms decorated by local garden clubs
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in 18th century style decor as area performers
entertain nightly. 6-9 p.m. $3 for ages 19 & up,
$1 for ages 6-18, Free for ages 5 & under. If
you canʼt make this evening tour, you can still
see Monptelier decorated for the holidays from
December 8-31, from 11 am to 3 pm. For information: 301-377-7817; 301-699-2544.
WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park
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Dr., Upper Marlboro. This spectacular holiday
drive-through event features more than one
million twinkling lights and is sure to leave families dazzling in amazement. Be sure to make
a difference this season! Please bring canned
goods/non-perishable items for donation to local food banks. November 27-January 1. For
information: 301-699-2456 or
www.pgparks.com.
MAGIC: THE GATHERING CLUB
Hyattsville Library. Come cast spells and
battle wizards in our favorite fantasy card
game. Bring your own cards or use the ones
we have here. 4:30-5:45 p.m. Youth. All experience levels welcome, from never-played to
expert.
SAT 19
SOW A SEED SAVE A CHILD
FOUNDATION CHRISTMAS FOR FAMILIES
Spaulding Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill
Road, District Heights. Come Out Join Us For
A Day Of Shopping FREE! Toys For The Kids,
Free Coats For The Entire Family, Book Bags,
Shoes, Plus much more. We Will Also Be Accepting Applications For ART CLASSES Ages
5 -18 Starting 2016. Registration Is FREE.
Noon-4 p.m.
HOLIDAY COMMUNITY DANCE
Collge Park Community Center, 5051
Pierce Ave., College Park. Join us for an
evening of socializing, good food, and music
while dancing the night away. Donʼt forget your
camera so that you can capture the moment
by the photo area! 6-10 p.m. Resident: $10;
Non-Resident: $12. Ages 50 & up. For information: 301-441-2647; TTY 301-699-2544.
EVANGEL CATHEDRAL
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Evangel Cathedral, 13901 Central Ave.,
Upper Marlboro. Join us for this exciting production featuring s cast of over 200 live animals, a laser light show, amazing special effects and brand new scenes! Special guests
include, Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Tamela
Mann, Avery Sunshine, Ledisi, and Anthony
Brown and Group Therapy. For information:
301-249-9400 or www.evangelchristmascelebration.com.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
& VARIETY SHOW
Potomac Landing Community Center,
12500 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington. Enjoy the holiday season and its entire
splendor at this Holiday Concert and Variety
Show. If youʼd like to participate, please contact Potomac Landing Community Center. 79:30 p.m. $5/person (FREE ages 3 and under). All ages welcome. For information: 301292-9191; TTY 301-699-2544.
HOLIDAY TEA
Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road,
Laurel. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere while indulging in a seasonal, prix fixe menu of fine finger sandwiches, scrumptious cakes and pastries, buttery scones your choice of quality
loose leaf teas, served on china and tiered
stands. Tea will be served in Montpelierʼs elegant East Wing, which will be decorated for the
holidays. For information: 301-377-7817.
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“WARRIORS AT EASE:
HEALING STRATEGIES FOR VETERANS WITH PTSD”
Monday at New Deal Café, 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt.
The film depicts how some veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
learn to cope with their wartime experiences by practicing a form of
meditation that improves sleep, decreases anxiety, lessens chronic pain
and helps them manage their emotions. Robin Carnes, Executive Director
of Warriors at Ease, will lead discussion following the film. Prince
Georgeʼs County Peace & Justice Coalition, one of the sponsors of the
monthly series “Reel & Meal at the New Deal,” has planned this program.
7 p.m. Free. For information: [email protected]
December 17, 2015 - December 23, 2015
HAND BELL CONCERT
Bowie Center for the Performing Arts,
15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie. The Colonial
Handbell Ringers have been delighting area
audiences for over 20 years. Beautifully costumed in Colonial, Renaissance or traditional
dress, The Colonial Handbell Ringers are a
unique visual and auditory experience. 2 p.m.
For information: 301-805-6880 or
www.bowiecenter.org.
NATURE CRAFT
Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Nature
Center, Upper Marlboro. Participants will enjoy
a story and hands-on nature craft activities. 1011 a.m. Ages 2-10. $2 for residents, $3 nonresidents.
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS!
Harmony Hall Regional Hall, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington. Join us for an
evening of engaging performances in the con-
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ADOPT A PET DOG OR CAT FOR CHRISTMAS
3750 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Bring a loving pet
into your caring home for the holidays.
Go to www.princegeorgespets4us.com for more information.
cert hall, including comedienne Nikki FrazierJohnson, The Yancey Brothers, and Mime
Ministry. 8 p.m. FREE. For information: 301203-6040 or www.arts.pgparks.com.
BIRD WALK
Meet at parking lot off Gov. Bridge Rd.,1
mile from Rt.301. BirdWalk at the Governor
Bridge Natural Area. PG Audubon Society.
Meet 7:30 a.m. All skill levels. Variety of
birds and habitats. No reservations needed.
For information: [email protected] or 240603-5201.
HANSEL & GRETEL TEA PARTY
Darnallʼs Chance House Museum, 14800
Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro.
Visit Darnallʼs Chance when it is decorated
like a gingerbread house to listen to the story
of Hansel and Gretel! Tea and dessert will be
served to get in the holiday spirit. Registration fee required for all attendees. 2 p.m. For
information: 301-952-8010 or
www.history.pgparks.com.
HOLIDAY TRAINS & PLANES
College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl.
Frank Scott Dr., College Park. During the holiday season, College Park Aviation Museum
gets ready for the festivities as miniature trains,
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villages, tunnels, and depots spark the imagination and bring history to life. Saturday-Saturday, December 12-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
FREE with Museum Admission. All ages welcome. For information: 301-864-6029, TTY
301-699-2544.
READ TO ROVER
Laurel Library. Build your childʼs confidence
in reading. Bring a favorite book or choose one
from the library and Read to Rover. Specially
trained therapy dog and cat will be glad to listen. Each child will read for 15 minutes. 1:302:30 p.m. Ages 5-12 years old. For information:
301-776-6790.
READ-TO-ROVER
Greenbelt Library. Children build their reading confidence by reading aloud to specially
trained therapy dogs that are glad to listen.
Each child will read for 15 minutes. Ages 6-11.
2-3:30 p.m. Presented every Third Saturday
of each month. Registration is required: 301345-5800.
TAIL WAGGIN’ TUTOR
Beltsville Library. Beltsville Branchʼs own
canine bibliophile welcomes children ages 612 to read to him. 2-3 p.m. For information:
301-937-0294.
CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC & ICE
Gaylord National Resort & Convention
Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor.
Marvel at more than 2 million twinkling lights,
amazing nightly snowfall and beautiful dancing
fountains. Back this year is ICE! And, donʼt forget about Gingerbread Decorating Corner, The
Elf on the Shelf, Scavenger Hunt and much
more to get you in the spirit of the season! November 21-January 3. For information: 301965-4000 or
www.christmasonthepotomac.com.
CDA MEETING
Village Baptist Church, 1950 Mitchellville
Road, Bowie. Do you have a problem with
drugs or alcohol and find that you canʼt stop
or stay stopped? We meet every Thursday
night @ 8 p.m. & Saturday night @ 7 p.m.
Call Chemically Dependent Anonymous, a
fellowship of recovering addicts and alcoholics at 1-888-CDA-HOPE or visit
www.cdaweb.org.
SUN 20
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 LaurelBowie Road (Route 197). Come celebrate the
season with a Christmas concert featuring carols and anthems for choirs, orchestra, organ,
handbells, and praise team plus sing along
carols. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow both concerts. The concerts are free but in
the spirit of Christmas giving, we ask that you
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bring a non-perishable food item for the Elizabeth House Soup Kitchen in Laurel. For information: 301-776-7670
OPEN ENROLLMENT
Prince Georgeʼs County residents have an
opportunity to browse, shop, renew or change
health insurance plans as the third year of
open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act
(ACA) gets underway. Open enrollment for
health insurance is now through January 31,
2015. For the first time, dental plans are also
offered. For information: www.marylandhealthconnection.gov, 1-855-642-8572, or www.capitalhealthconnection.org/sign-up-locations.
REDSKINS VS. BILLS
Fed Ex Field, 1600 Fedex Way, Landover.
Watch the NFLʼs Washington Redskins play
the Buffalo Bills. 1 p.m. For information:
www.redskins.com.
S.O.S. SHOWCASE
In an effort to raise funds for our scholarship
fund, we have launched an S.O.S. (Save Our
Scholarships) campaign which includes the
showcase to be held at Harmony Hall on December, 20, 2015 at 3pm. Making Moves
Dance Collective (MMDC) located in Beltsville,
Maryland. MMDC is a nonprofit studio celebrating our 10-year anniversary!
CHRISTMAS CANTATA
Glenn Dale United Methodist Church,
8500 Springfield Road, Glenn Dale. Christmas Cantata Service: “I Have Seen the
Light.” 10:30 a.m.
MON 21
MINECRAFT: CHALLENGE
South Bowie Library. Play Minecraft at the
library! 4-5 p.m.
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THE PRINCE GEORGE’S SENTINEL
COUNTY COUNCIL
DECEMBER 17, 2015
COUNTY COUNCIL
COUNTY COUNCIL
CB-69-2015 (DR-2)AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING EATING OR DRINKING ESTABLISHMENTS - EXTENSIONS
AND PROJECTIONS for the purpose of exempting tents affixed to the side wall of an eating or drinking establishment
building, under certain circumstances.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; EFFFECTIVE: 11/17/2015
CB-81-2015 (DR-2) AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING VALIDITY PERIODS FOR DETAILED SITE PLANS AND
SPECIFIC DESIGN PLANS for the purpose of temporarily extending the validity periods of all approved applications for Detailed Site Plans and Specific Design Plans that were in a valid
status as of January 1, 2015.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; EFFECTIVE: 11/17/2015
ENACTED BILLS
COUNTY COUNCIL OF
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY MARYLAND
CB-34-2015 (DR-2) AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE REGULATION for the purpose of defining electronic cigarettes, regulating distribution, placement
and packaging of electronic cigarettes, and restricting smoking of
electronic cigarettes inside of public housing, senior citizen housing, and eating and drinking establishments.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-44-2015 (DR-2) AN ACT CONCERNING CONSUMPTION AND POSSESSION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
IN PUBLIC for the purpose of amending provisions of the
County Code to revise the penalty for the consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages in public.
ENACTED: 11/10/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-49-2015 (DR-4) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMISSION ON COMMON OWNERSHIP COMMUNITIES for
the purpose of creating a Commission on Common Ownership
Communities; providing for budget, powers and authority of the
Commission on Common Ownership Communities; providing
for periodic reports and review of the activities of the Commission on Common Ownership Communities; and generally relating to the commission on Common Ownership Communities.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 12/9/2015; EFFECTIVE: 4/1/2016
CB-50-2015 (DR-2) AN ACT CONCERNING COMMON
OWNERSHIP COMMUNITIES PROGRAM for the purpose
of enhancing the County's Common Ownership Communities
Program by providing for violations, charges, and fees; and generally relating to Common Ownership Communities.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; UNSIGNED: 12/10/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/25/2016
CB-58-2015 (DR-3) AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMMON OWNERSHIP COMMUNITIES PROGRAM for the
purpose of amending the Common Ownership Communities Program to assist governing bodies, owners, and residents of homeowners' associations, residential condominiums, and cooperative
housing corporations with education, training, and dispute resolution and/or administrative hearing procedures in matters relating
to these communities; and generally regarding Common Ownership Communities.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; UNSIGNED: 12/10/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/25/2016
CB-62-2015 (DR-2) AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING R-10
ZONE - BUSINESS ADVANCEMENT AND FOOD ACCESS INFILL for the purpose of defining business advancement
and food access infill in the zoning ordinance and permitting the
use in the R-10 zone, under certain circumstances.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/4/2016
CB-63-2015 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CLASSIFICATION PLAN FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the
purpose of adding a class title and grade for a certain class of
work and upgrading existing classes of work.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-71-2015 (DR-2) AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCE
AND TAXATION for the purpose of requiring any tax lien
against property in the County to be charged and added to the
property owner's next property tax bill.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-73-2015 (DR-2) AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING
RESIDENTIAL ZONES - PERMITTED USES - O-S AND
R-R ZONES - ISSUANCE OF GRADING PERMITS for the
purpose of amending the Residential Table of Uses to permit
“Eating or drinking establishment, excluding drive-through service” and “Monopoles and related equipment buildings and enclosures” uses in the O-S (Open Space) Zone, under certain specified circumstances, and clarifying within the Residential Table of
Uses that certain dwellings types are permitted in the R-R (Rural
Residential) Zone and may obtain a grading permit upon approval of a Detailed Site Plan without a certification of said Detailed Site Plan.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; EFFECTIVE: 11/17/2015
CB-74-2015 (DR-4) AN ACT CONCERNING URBAN AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY TAX CREDIT for the purpose
of establishing a tax credit for real property that is used for urban
agricultural purposes.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-75-2015 AN ACT CONCERNING HOMESTEAD
PROPERTY TAX CREDIT for the purpose of establishing the
homestead property tax credit for the County property tax for the
taxable year beginning July 1, 2016.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-77-2015 (DR-2) AN ACT CONCERNING SECONDHAND AND PAWN DEALERS for the purpose of adding to
the definition of tangible personal property; requiring reporting to
a certain database; requiring a certain fee to be paid directly to a
designated business retained for certain reporting; and generally
regarding secondhand dealers and pawn dealers.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-82-2015 (DR-2) (SUBDIVISION BILL) AN ACT CONCERNING PRELIMINARY PLANS AND FINAL PLATS
OF SUBDIVISION for the purpose of clarifying the time periods for Planning Board review of applications for preliminary
plans and final plats of subdivision
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 12/28/2015
CB-85-2015 (DR-2) AN ACT CONCERNING ILLEGAL
RENTAL PROPERTY for the purpose prohibiting a new owner
from operating a property without a valid license; providing for a
penalty for rental property owners who operate property without
a valid license, and generally relating to rental property licensing.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-86-2015 (DR-2) AN ACT CONCERNING ROADS AND
SIDEWALKS - DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS for the purpose of incorporating urban street design standards within Plan Prince George's
2035 for urban centers in the County.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-87-2015 (DR-2) AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING I-3
ZONE - PRIVATE LIMOUSINE SERVICE DISPATCHING
STATION for the purpose of defining a Private Limousine Service Dispatching Station in the Zoning Ordinance and permitting
the use in the I-3 (Planned Industrial Employment Park) Zone,
under certain circumstances.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; EFFECTIVE: 11/17/2015
CB-88-2015 (DR-2) AN ACT CONCERNING LOCAL IMPACT GRANT FUNDS MULTIYEAR PLAN for the purpose
of establishing a process to develop and review the County's Local Impact Grant Funds Multiyear Plan.
ENACTED: 11/10/2015; SIGNED: 11/19/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/4/2016
CB-79-2015 (DR-2) AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING ILLEGAL SIGNS for the purpose of extending a rebuttable presumption for the enforcement of illegal signs in a County
right-of-way, and generally regarding illegal signs.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/4/2016
CB-89-2015 (DR-2) AN ACT CONCERNING FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES for the purpose of amending certain definitions and enforcement procedures for food service facilities to
comply with recent changes to the Code of Maryland Regulations
10.15.03 and generally relating to food service facilities and food
service manager certifications.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-80-2015 (DR-2) (SUBDIVISION BILL) AN ACT CONCERNING VALIDITY PERIODS FOR PRELIMINARY
PLANS OF SUBDIVISION for the purpose of temporarily extending the validity periods of all approved applications for Preliminary Plans of Subdivision that were in a valid status as of
January 1, 2015 and for the County Council to establish a work
group to determine viability of approved preliminary plans.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 11/25/2015
CB-90-2015 (DR-3) AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUILDING CODE OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the purpose of updating the provisions of the Building Code of Prince
George's County (the “County”) to conform to the 2015 editions
of the International Building Code, the International Mechanical
Code, the International Energy Conservation Code and the International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
DECEMBER 17, 2015
THE PRINCE GEORGE’S SENTINEL
E-17
COUNTY COUNCIL
COUNTY COUNCIL
COUNTY COUNCIL
CB-91-2015 AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRICAL CODE
for the purpose of updating the Prince George's County Electrical
Ordinance by adopting certain amendments pursuant to the 2014
Edition of the National Electrical Code and amending certain
sections to include modifications related to the Electrical Code.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
THE TAX INCREMENT FROM THE SUITLAND-NAYLOR ROAD DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT for the purpose of
pledging the Tax Increment from the Suitland-Naylor Road Development District (the "Development District") established pursuant to Sections 12-201 through 12-213, inclusive, of the Economic Development Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland,
as amended (the “Tax Increment Financing Act”) and
CR-94-2014 of the County Council of Prince George's County,
Maryland (the “Formation Resolution”) as security for revenue
bonds (the "Bonds") to be issued by the Revenue Authority of
Prince George's County (the "Revenue Authority") under Sections 21A-101 through 21A-307 of the Prince George's County
Code (the "County Code"), the proceeds of which will be used by
the Revenue Authority and/or the Redevelopment Authority of
Prince George's County (the "Redevelopment Authority") for
purposes of acquiring and assembling land and improvements,
paying entitlement fees, financing working capital and financing
improvements related to the Development District, including, but
not limited to, financing the costs of roads, streets, water and
sewer utilities, and financing other costs and improvements permitted to be undertaken by the Revenue Authority and/or the Redevelopment Authority, in each case for the development of various properties within the Development District into mixed-use
projects which may include a performing arts center with a theatre, a town center, retail, residential, office and other commercial
development, along with financing costs of issuance, underwriter's discount, and the funding of reserves for the Bonds; approving the inclusion in the Revenue Authority's Capital Improvement Program of the foregoing project and the undertaking
thereof by the Revenue Authority, including the deposit of funds
by the Revenue Authority into a reserve fund for the Bonds, in
each case as required under Section 21A-119 of the Prince
George's County Code; making certain findings and determinations, among others, concerning the public benefit and purpose of
the pledging of such Tax Increment as security for the Bonds and
the undertaking of the foregoing project by the Revenue Authority; providing for the delivery of a contribution agreement (the
"Contribution Agreement") whereby the County will agree to
contribute the Tax Increment to the Revenue Authority to pay
debt service, including any early redemptions, on the Bonds (and
administrative expenses with respect to the Development District); and authorizing the County Executive of the County to approve certain details, forms, documents or procedures in connection with the pledge of the Tax Increment and the Bonds to be issued by the Revenue Authority and any other matters necessary
or desirable in connection with the pledge of the Tax Increment
and the authorization, issuance, delivery and payment of such
Bonds consistent with the provisions of this Act.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
fund installments in lieu of serial maturities, for the purpose of
providing funds for financing in whole or in part costs of the
planning, construction, reconstruction, establishment, extension,
enlargement, demolition, improvement or acquisition of certain
capital projects set forth in the capital budget of the County for
the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2015, or usable portions thereof,
including describing the capital projects to be financed in whole
or in part from the proceeds of the bonds hereby authorized and
the estimated costs and probable useful lives thereof; prescribing
or providing for the procedures for the issuance and sale of such
bonds at public sale; declaring the County's official intent to reimburse itself for certain expenditures paid before the issuance of
the bonds authorized hereby in accordance with applicable Income Tax Regulations; authorizing the consolidation of such
bonds with other bonds for purposes of such sale; showing compliance with the power of the County to incur indebtedness; directing the application of the proceeds of such bonds; pledging
the full faith and credit and taxing power of the County to the
payment of such bonds and providing for the levy and collection
of taxes necessary for the payment of the principal of and interest
on such bonds when due; authorizing and empowering the
County to issue and sell an amount not to exceed One Hundred
Fifteen Million Eight Hundred One Thousand Dollars
($115,801,000) . . .
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-92-2015 (DR-3) AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING
MIXED USE AND COMMERCIAL ZONES - TABLE OF
USES - TOBACCO AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE
SHOPS for the purpose of providing a definition for tobacco
shop and electronic cigarette shop uses in the Zoning Ordinance;
amending the Mixed Use Zones Table of Uses to prohibit tobacco shop and electronic cigarette shop uses in the M-U-TC
(Mixed-Use Town Center) Zone; providing an amortization period by June 1, 2017, for tobacco shop and electronic cigarette
shop uses in the M-U-TC Zone that are not in compliance with
the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance; amending the Commercial Zones Table of Uses and Mixed Use Table of Uses to
permit new and existing tobacco shop and electronic cigarette
shop uses by Special Exception in the C-A (Ancillary Commercial), C-S-C (Commercial Shopping Center), C-W (Commercial Waterfront), C-R-C (Commercial Regional Center), M-X-T
(Mixed Use - Transportation Oriented), M-X-C (Mixed Use _
Community), and M-U-I (Mixed Use _ Infill) Zones; providing
approval criteria for approval of Special Exceptions for tobacco
shop and electronic cigarette shop uses; and providing that Special Exception applications for tobacco shop or electronic cigarette shop uses legally existing on January 1, 2016, must be accepted for filing by the Planning Board on or before June 1,
2017.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; EFFECTIVE: 11/17/2015
CB-95-2015 AN ACT CONCERNING RENTERS' PROPERTY TAX RELIEF SUPPLEMENT for the purpose of requiring the Director of Finance to pay a Renters' Property Tax
Relief Supplement to certain residents who qualify for a certain
payment under State law.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-97-2015 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING GENERAL
ZONING PROCEDURES - NOTICES AND TECHNICAL
STAFF REPORTS for the purpose of amending certain requirements regarding Planning Board notice and technical staff reports.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/4/2016
CB-99-2015 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING IMPROVEMENTS TO EXISTING MULTIFAMILY COMMUNITIES
for the purpose of removing a restriction on new access and parking improvements for established multifamily housing developments in Prince George's County.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/4/2016
CB-101-2015
AN
ORDINANCE
CONCERNING
CHURCHES OR PLACES OF WORSHIP - ACCESSORY
USES - DAYCARE CENTERS FOR CHILDREN for the purpose of amending the method for meeting the minimum acreage
requirement for Churches or other Places of Worship applicable
to a daycare center for children that is associated with a church
that has off-site parking.
ENACTED: 11/10/2015; EFFECTIVE: 12/28/2015
CB-102-2015 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PLEDGE OF
CB-103-2015 AN ACT CONCERNING SUPPLEMENTARY
APPROPRIATIONS for the purpose of declaring additional
revenue and appropriating to the General Fund to provide funds
for costs that were not anticipated in the Approved Fiscal Year
2016 Budget
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-104-2015 AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE
AND SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS for the
purpose of authorizing and empowering Prince George's County,
Maryland to issue and sell an amount not to exceed One Hundred
Fifteen Million Eight Hundred One Thousand Dollars
($115,801,000) in aggregate principal amount of general obligation bonds with serial maturities, including mandatory sinking
CB-105-2015 AN ACT CONCERNING SUPPLEMENTARY
APPROPRIATIONS IN THE APPROVED FISCAL YEAR
2016 CAPITAL BUDGET for the purpose of providing supplementary appropriations to the Systemic Replacements 2, Forward
Funded Projects, Major Renovations Projects, and Major Repairs
Projects; decreasing appropriations to the Contingency Appropriation Fund, Forward Funded Projects and Tulip Grove Elementary School Replacement; and amending the Approved Fiscal
Year 2016-2021 Capital Improvement Program with regard to
expenditures and financing beyond the budget year.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; SIGNED: 11/25/2015; EFFECTIVE: 1/11/2016
CB-106-2015 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING R-55 AND
R-18 ZONES for the purpose of permitting townhouses in the
R-55 (One-Family Detached Residential) and R-18 (Multifamily
Medium Density Residential) Zones, under certain specified circumstances.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; EFFECTIVE: 11/17/2015
CB-107-2015 AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING MIXED
USE ZONES for the purpose of clarifying the Uses Permitted
provision of the Zoning Ordinance permitting a group residential
facility in the M-X-T (Mixed Use- Transportation Oriented) Zone
under certain circumstances.
ENACTED: 11/17/2015; EFFECTIVE: 11/17/2015
BY ORDER OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND
Mel Franklin, Chairman
ATTEST:
Redis C. Floyd
Clerk of the Council
Copies of these documents may be obtained from the Office of
the Clerk of the Council, County Administration Building, Upper
Marlboro, Maryland. Telephone (301) 952 3600.
00005608 1t 12/17/15
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The Prince Georgeʼs Sentinel
December 17, 2015
National Hoops Festival features Terps use second half
some of the area’s top prospects run to win with ease
By Sean Farrell
@Sean_PGSSports
HYATTSVILLE – The ninth
annual National Hoops Festival
kicked off at DeMatha Catholic
High School on Saturday and featured some of the best talent the area
has to offer.
The two-day event featured a
plethora of games, along with a lot
of action.
On Saturday, Eleanor Roosevelt faced off with Bishop McNamara in a game intended to showcase the talent and depth of the McNamara Mustangs. Roosevelt had
other plans though. It jumped out to
a 27-23 first-half lead with its defense slowing the gifted McNamara
attack.
McNamara got things going in
the second half, but Roosevelt refused to go away until the final moments of the match. The Raiders cut
the lead to four, but couldn't pull any
closer as they fell to McNamara after a hard fought effort, 63-58.
Ernest Jenkins helped seal the
game for McNamara at the foul line
and finished the game with 14
points. Fellow point guard Jamir
Moultrie led his team with 21
points. Without Jenkins efforts, both
offensively and defensively, the
Mustangs may have lost the game.
“They’re letting me shoot more
this year. If I have my shot, I take it.
If not, I just find the open man or get
to the basket.” Jenkins said. “We’re
deeper than a lot of the teams. Along
with our experience, we just have to
use that to our advantage this year.”
Senior Naji Marshall scored 21
points for the Raiders.
McNamara moves to 4-2m
while Eleanor Roosevelt falls to 0-2
PHOTO BY DANARD GRAYS
Riverdale Baptistʼs Amanze NjokuIbe prepaes to shoot a free throw
in the Crusadersʼ basketball game
with West Charlotte. The Lions
staged a major fourth-quarter
comeback and won 64-61.
on the season. Roosevelt is still
ranked top 10 in the area despite being winless.
Earlier in the day, fans saw
Riverdale Baptist take on West
Charlotte in a game Riverdale Baptist dominated the majority of.
Points in the paint helped the Crusaders build a 37-23 halftime lead.
Riverdale Baptist then led 52-37 after the third quarter, but had its
hands full as West Charlotte made a
huge comeback in the fourth.
Down by as many as 21, West
Charlotte rallied in a big way. The
Lions cut the lead to 57-54 with
2:35 remaining, and then Isaiah
Cole hit a three-pointer with 47 seconds remaining to cut the Riverdale
Baptist lead to 59-58. Riverdale
Baptist was called for a five-second
violation on the ensuing entry pass
and gave West Charlotte possession.
With 32 seconds remaining, the
Lions took the lead at 60-59.
Riverdale Baptist responded and
added a pair of free throws to retake
a one-point lead, but that was when
West Charlotte’s Kobe Williams
made the plays of the game.
Williams gave his team the lead
with a bucket, and then forced a
turnover in which the Lions scored
to make for a lead 64-61 with two
seconds remaining. Riverdale Baptist missed a last-second heave as
West Charlotte completed an amazing comeback, outscoring the Crusaders 27-9 in the fourth quarter to
win.
In the third game of the afternoon, Bowie took on Largo. After a
rather uneventful first half, the third
quarter saw both teams heat up from
the floor.
Bowie battled back to cut the
game to 33-32, but Greg Boyd of
Largo hit three consecutive threepointers to put his team ahead 4234. Boyd finished with 18 points,
while teammate Kendall McGill
helped out with 13 of his own. Isaiah Boggs also contributed for the
Lions by adding 10 points, seven rebounds, six assists, two blocks and
three steals.
Bowie outscored Largo 20-17
in the third quarter and trailed 46-40
going into the fourth. Bowie came
close to mounting a comeback by
outscoring Largo in the fourth, but
the Lions’ offense and Bowie’s poor
shooting made for a 64-61 Largo
win.
Jordan Lomax led the Bulldogs
with 12 points.
By Shawn McFarland
Managing Editor
COLLEGE PARK – Coming
off of a few good shooting games in
a row, the University of Maryland
men’s basketball team did not have a
great first half in its game against
Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday.
The Terps made just 11-of-26
attempts in the first half, including
4-of-12 from deep, and led the
Hawks by only nine points at half.
However, Maryland Head
Coach Mark Turgeon deployed a 13-1 press – something the team has
been working on throughout the early season – and got the results they
were hoping for.
Maryland used the press to
force five turnovers during a 27-11
run to open its lead to as many as 22
points, and went on to win fairly easily at home, 77-56 in non-conference play.
“It is just pressuring the ball,”
said Maryland point guard Melo
Trimble, who finished with a teamhigh 18 points and four three-pointers. “That (press) pretty much got us
going offensively and defensively.”
Trimble was right. The secondhalf defensive effort limited the
Hawks to 11 baskets, including one
three-pointer.
Meanwhile, the Terps shot 63
percent from the field in the half and
didn’t miss a shot from the floor until the 8:45 mark when big man
Michal Cekovsky missed a layup.
“It was a good win for us,” Turgeon said. “We weren’t great all the
time, but we were good enough in
stretches. At the start of the second
half we looked good because we
made shots.”
PHOTO BY DANIEL KUCIN JR.
Marylandʼs Melo Trimble dribbles
the ball up on Saturday. Trimble led
the Terps with 18 points in the
teamʼs win over Maryland Eastern
Shore.
Jared Nickens and Diamond
Stone were the only other Maryland
players to score in double figures.
They each had 12 points.
Do-everything guard Rasheed
Sulaimon helped the cause by dishing out a career-high ten assists. In
fact, as has become a trend this season, the team passed well as a whole.
The Terps registered 18 assists on 23
made baskets.
Trimble’s shooting line was
also quite impressive. The sophomore scored his 18 points on just six
field goal attempts.
“Eighteen points on six shots?”
Turgeon said. “Pretty amazing isn’t
it?”
Next up for No. 6 Maryland (91) is Princeton. The two teams will
face off at Royal Farms Arena in
Baltimore on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
DECEMBER 17, 2015
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THE PRINCE GEORGE’S SENTINEL
SPORTS
BSU women win 47-39 Reynolds, Navy beat Army 21-17
By Gregory Goings
Bowie State Athletics
BOWIE – It wasn't pretty, but
the Bowie State University women’s
basketball team did just enough to
defeat Washington Adventist University, 47-39 in non-conference
basketball action Thursday night.
Junior Ashley Jennings netted
a game-high 13 points while adding
eight rebounds and two blocks.
Sophomores Kyah Proctor (Capitol
Heights, Md.) and Kiara Colston
(Burtonsville, Md.) chipped in with
nine and eight points respectively.
Senior Alauna Jackson (Ellicott
City, Md.) did work on the boards as
she hauled in a career-high 12 rebounds to go along with seven
points for the Lady Bulldogs.
Sophomores Lisa Jing (Laurel,
Md.) and Jasmine Orsted tallied five
and three points respectively, while
sophomore teammate Robin Heard
(Waldorf, Md.) chipped in two
points to round out Bowie State’s
scorers.
Bowie State shot season-lows
of 29.2 percent on 19-of-65 shooting
from the field and 43.8 percent (7-
of-16) from the charity stripe. However, the Lady Bulldogs did tie their
season-high for blocks in a game
with six, as Jennings and Jackson
were responsible for two each. Colston and sophomore Lisa Jing had
one block apiece.
Washington Adventist (4-6)
was led by Jerria Brown-McDaniel
(Largo, Md.) with a team-high 12
points before fouling out in the
fourth quarter. Courtney Jenkins
recorded seven points and six rebounds, while Olivia Turner (Clinton, Md.) accounted for six points
and a game-high 13 rebounds for the
Shock.
The Shock had trouble making
shots as well, going 13-of-51 from
the floor in the game (25.5 percent)
and 11-of-20 (55.0 percent) at the
foul line.
Bowie State and Washington
Adventist shot a combined 13-of-56
from the field in the first half, which
included 1-of-17 behind the 3-point
line. The Lady Bulldogs held a 2112 halftime advantage and never
trailed in the game.
With the win, the Lady Bulldogs improve to 7-2 overall.
By Daniel Kucin Jr.
Sports Editor
PHILADELPHIA – Navy won
its 14th consecutive game in the annual rivalry with Army, winning 2117 in the 116th Army-Navy game at
Lincoln Financial Field on Dec.12.
Navy
quarterback
Keenan
Reynolds, right, accounted for 249
total yards and three touchdowns by
game’s end. Another Midshipmen
player who had a remarkable game
was Navy wide receiver Jamir Tillman. Tillman had five receptions for
113 yards and a touchdown.
The Washington Redskins
earned their first road victory of the
season by beating the Chicago Bears
24-21. Redskins’ tight end Jordan
Reed was nearly unstoppable
against the Bears, as he hauled in
nine receptions for 120 yards and a
touchdown to help lead his team to
victory. Quarterback Kirk Cousins
threw for over 300 yards and accounted for two touchdowns.
Bowie State University’s men’s
basketball team recorded a seasonhigh for points and defeated West
Virginia State, 97-83 on Dec 13. Se-
PHOTO BY DANIEL KUCIN JR.
niors Andre Jackson and Julian Livingston scored 18 and 16 points respectively. Jackson also pulled down
a career-high of 13 rebounds in the
Bulldogs’ non-conference win.
Bowie State’s next contest will be on
New Year’s Eve when they face
Millersville University (PA.) at
home in a non-conference matchup.
The fourth annual DMV Tip-off
boys’ high school basketball tournament is set for Dec. 19 at North Point
High School in Waldorf. The tourna-
ment will begin at 10:30 a.m. when
Gwynn Park takes on Northwestern.
Potomac will face Westlake in the
following match, with Frederick
Douglass and Clinton Christian following that game. The final two
Prince George’s County contests
will be Eleanor Roosevelt vs. St.
Mary’s Ryken and Dr. Henry A.
Wise Jr. vs. Riverdale Baptist. Tickets will be available at the door. Admission will be $10, but will be free
for children under the age of four.
Keystone the champion of local promotions Boys’ Basketball recruit watch
By Ron Harris
@DCRonski
Keystone Boxing of Marlow
Heights, Md. remains the premier
boxing promoter in the DMV area.
The Molovinsky’s, Gene and
his son Ross, began the year with the
first boxing promotion in the area
and ended 2015 with the final local
show last Saturday night at the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington.
The show was co-promoted
with Kings Promotions from Bethlehem, Pa. Kings Promotions President and CEO Marshall Kaufman
made his second promotional effort
in the DMV and loves working with
Keystone.
“We like working with Ross and
Gene,” Kaufman said. “They do a
great job in this market. For the most
part, all I have to do is come here and
write some checks.”
Keystone is the undisputed
champions of boxing promotions,
hands down. They promote in D.C.
and Prince George’s County for the
most part and have helped launch the
careers of many local fighters who
have signed with major promoters
and are up-and-coming pros in various weight classes.
“I fought my first eight fights
with Keystone. I owe them a lot,”
said Top Rank fighter Mike Reed.
Reed is 17-0 with 10 KO’s.
“I think I have fought the most
fights with Keystone. I have 12
fights with them,” said “Swift” Jarrett Hurd, who showed the world
what kind of potential he has when
he recently knocked out previously
undefeated Frank Galarza.
Jarrett is 17-0 and is regarded as
a top contender in the Jr. Mid-
dleweight division.
Former world champions show
up on a regular basis at Keystone
events. Keith Holmes, Riddick Bowe
and Mark Johnson, just to name a
few, show up to mingle with the
crowd, sign autographs and take
photos while watching good young
pros start their careers.
Last Saturday, Jr. Welterweight
Mykal Fox of Forestville fought in
the main event for the first time and
improved to 8-0 with a dominating
win over Adam Mate, (18-7). Fox is
the younger brother of the “Twin
Towers.” His older brother, Alantez,
is also undefeated.
Mykal stands 6-6 and Alantez is
6-6. Both are improving with each
outing.
One other note, Suitland’s Linwood Dozier (9-10-1) lost a close decision to veteran Yuri Foreman.
By Sean Farrell
@PGSSports
Christian Matthews
National Christian Academy
Matthews is the first commitment of the 2016 class for Georgia
Tech. Head Coach Brian Gregory,
who is sitting on the hot seat after a
lackluster four seasons at the helm,
was able to land one of the area’s top
recruits despite not being certain of
his own future. Matthews said the
uncertainty of Gregory’s position
was never directly discussed, but
didn’t factor into his decision.
Matthews is a pure scorer with a soft
touch and plenty of range to go
along with his frame. He is currently
ranked No. 3 in the state.
Markelle Fultz
DeMatha Catholic
Fultz has committed to the University of Washington as the No.12
recruit in the nation and the No. 1
player in Maryland. Fultz is a dynamic guard with the ability to do as
he pleases when on the court. Fultz
is averaging 16.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists so far this
year and is well on his way to being
named the WCAC Player of the
Year.
Michael Speight
Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr.
Speight is a 6-foot-2 combo
guard known for his ability to score
from anywhere on the floor. He has
already received scholarship offers
from Southern California, Xavier,
James Madison and High Point, but
should be receiving more as the season rolls on. Speight is also a deadly
long range shooter, making 54 threepointers last season.
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THE PRINCE GEORGE’S SENTINEL
DECEMBER 17, 2015
SPORTS
PHOTO BY DANIEL KUCIN JR.
DuValʼs Ishmael Smith tries to escape from Northwesternʼs Abraam Benitez during their match on Dec. 9. The Wildcats won the match, 47-24.
Northwestern’s wrestling program back from the dead
Wildcats slam DuVal and Central in dominating fashion, seniors proud to be a part of program’s comeback
By Sean Farrell
@Sean_PGSSports
LANHAM – The Northwestern Wildcats’ wrestling program has
grown from nothing four years ago.
The program was dying and the
sport was close to being dropped
from the school and forgotten.
Now, the program is far and beyond where it stood just a few years
ago thanks to the parents and supporters who have brought Wildcat
wrestling back to life.
Head Coach Steven Blanco led
his team into DuVal to take on
Tigers as well as the Central Fal-
cons. Northwestern defeated them
both handily by scores of 47-24 and
60-6 respectively.
“Four years ago we didn’t have
any headgear, any workout gear,
and then different alumni came by
the school and just started dropping
stuff off,” Blano said. “They
brought clothes and different things
to help support the program. Then
with the parents support it has really
grown over the last four years.”
Northwestern is led by seniors
Ike Agwuegbu, Abraam Benitez and
Elijah Murphy. The trio has been
with the program since day one
when the team had nothing. Now
they are very proud of what they
have built within the program.
“When we first came in we didn’t know what to expect. We just
thought it was a cool thing to do for
fun,” Murphy said. “We didn’t even
realize we had the longest losing
streak in the state of Maryland.
Then, since our first match today,
it’s great to see how far we’ve come
from our freshman year to now.”
The first match against DuVal
was dominated by Northwestern.
The Wildcats started the match off
with five consecutive wins and a
commanding lead. DuVal managed
three pins, but lost every other
match on points, including four by
pins.
“We want to improve on what
we did last year. We want to keep
building on the years that we’ve
been wrestling and what we have
been learning,” Murphy said.
In the second meet of the night,
the Wildcats took on Central.
Northwestern swept the duel, but
lost an exhibition match making the
final score 60-6. With Winter Blitz
right around the corner, the Wildcats are ready to make a statement
in Prince George’s County
wrestling.
“It’s interesting to go from that
first freshman season, to not winning a single match, to being a senior captain and a leader and role
model for your team.” Agwuebu
said.
Time will tell how the Wildcats
season will finish, but for the seniors and the coaches of this year’s
program, they will have achieved
more than just wins and losses by
saving a sport’s program.
“Coming in as freshmen, we
didn’t know anything at all. Looking back at it, even though it has
been so long, we’ve been going undefeated so far. So it’s pretty cool to
be a part of it,” Benitez said.

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