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St. Marys Goes McCain


Obama Wins Nation; County Favors Slots
Crosby Wins Slim Victory
Absentee Vote May Decide School Board
Andrea Shiell Staff Writer A thick line of people huddled under their bright umbrellas outside Green Holly Elementary School on Tuesday morning, visible from a distance and littering the sidewalk with bold blocks of rainy-weather colors like pink, green, black, orange, and of course, red and blue. A few minutes before 7 am, the line shifted forward as the doors were opened, and a few minutes later the people moved inside, cramping the small gymnasium as they waited to vote. Some came with their children, others came with their spouses, but all smiled as they cast their ballots in what has been described as one of the most riveting elections in generations. Photo By Guy Leonard This years ballot for St. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md-5th), center, greets Cindy Slattery, head of the St. Marys County Democratic Club and local Marys County was relatively small, developer and supporter John K. Parlett before casting his vote at Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School in Mechanicsville. but included among the candidates for local elections were Marilyn Crosby See Crosby page A-

Hoyer Gets Strong Vote In St. Marys


By Guy Leonard Staff Writer House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md-5th) won his reelection bid to stay Marylands congressman for all of Southern Maryland as well as portions of Prince Georges and Anne Arundel counties Tuesday night. Hoyer, 70, won by a large margin of votes both in St. Marys County and the rest of his district with more than 70 percent of ballots going his way. Collins Bailey, his Republican challenger got about one-quarter of the votes in the 5th Congressional District. I wish Congressman Hoyer well, Bailey said. Hes going to have a challenging time these next two years because the problems are bigger than they were two years ago. Hoyer was not available for comment, according to his staff In the national election St. See Hoyer page A-

St. Marys County Election Results Page A-3

Teen Rape Suspect Will Stay In Detention For Now


By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Circuit Court Administrative Judge Karen H. Abrams has denied the petition of a 1-year-old juvenile charged with the second-degree rape of a 12-year-old girl to have a hearing challenging the legality of his detention. The denial of the writ of habeas corpus came down from Abrams office before the hearing was scheduled to take place Nov. 3. Kevin J. McDevitt, defense attorney for John K. Edison, Jr., said the next step will be more motions hearings and then on to a trial. He said his juvenile client remains incarcerated at the St. Marys County Adult Detention Center in Leonardtown. My client maintains his innocence and is looking forward to his day in court, McDevitt said in response to Abrams ruling.

Flight Time For Local Emergency Helicopter Slashed


By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Local public safety officials are worried that response times for air evacuation of critical patients could increase substantially after the operating hours for Trooper 7, the Maryland State Police helicopter that flies out severely injured patients based at St. Marys County Regional Airport have been cut in half. According to Thomas Mattingly, Jr., communications manager for the countys Department of Public Safety, local 24-hour air evacuation coverage has come to an end. The biggest issue well experience is possible delays in response time, Mattingly told The County Times Monday in a phone interview. Its not 24/7 coverage anymore. I dont know why the change was made. Mattingly said that with Trooper 7 on station, emergency respondSee Trooper 7 page A-5

Photo Credit: U.S. Navy photo Liz Goetee

(Left) Commissioner Christine Griffin, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission addresses the seminar audience. Looking on are (L-R) Marion Vessels, Director of the Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center, Mid-Atlantic, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Center; Judy Scott, Director of the Department of the Navys Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management.

NAVAIR Told To Change Our Culture At Conference On Hiring The Disabled


NAVAIR Public Affairs Office Press Release

Military and civilian managers attending an Oct. 22 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) seminar on hiring people with disabilities were told we have to change our culture to increase the number of disabled employees in the Command and to keep those who have See Edison page A- been hired from leaving.

We havent institutionalized it, said Judy Scott, Director of the Department of the Navys Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management. Its normally an afterthought, she told the 7 attendees at the half-day event in the Daugherty conference center See Conference page A-

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Republican
Barack Obama John McCain Cynthia McKinney Bob Barr Ralph Nader Chuck Baldwin

Dist. 1 P.1 P.2 613 458

Dist. 2 P.1 P.2 694 600 1043 882 1 8 11 2 3 5 8 2

Dist. 3 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 370 623 438 438 369 423 720 844 774 630 0 1 4 1 2 6 10 1 4 5 2 2 2 3 4 2 3 1 4 0

Dist. 4 P.1 P.2 P.3 568 439 597 952 700 894 5 4 9 3 1 1 9 2 1 2 4 2

Dist. 5 P.1 P.2 P.3 628 641 519 1011 890 1077 6 9 7 2 1 6 11 0 1 7 8 6

Dist. 6 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 437 533 484 436 796 752 907 816 1 9 10 3 4 2 8 1 3 6 12 11 1 2 7 2

Dist. 7 P.1 632 813 5 44 13 0

Dist. 8 Dist. 9 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 P.6 P.7 P.8 P.9 P.10 P.1 911 311 773 1135 645 423 708 96 1104 362 71 57 0 0 2 0

Total 17056 42.53% 22531 56.18% 66 146 236 73 .16% .36% .59% .18%

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731 623 823 1002 1078 600 478 124 404 290 4 14 10 2 6 2 9 1 2 3 14 6 1 11 11 6 2 4 8 1 1 3 6 3 0 2 5 6 0 0 1 0 2 11 5 2 1 1 3 1

Republican
Stenny Hoyer Colins Bailey Darline H. Nicholas

Dist. 1 P.1 P.2 876 685 483 340 30 27

Dist. 2 P.1 P.2 1022 914 650 525 29 24

Dist. 3 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 498 882 689 745 593 264 417 554 438 366 16 20 23 20 18

Dist. 4 P.1 P.2 P.3 910 639 893 565 459 532 37 24 20

Dist. 5 P.1 P.2 P.3 933 932 842 630 549 702 34 26 28

Dist. 6 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 762 768 830 669 444 455 527 521 22 30 32 40

Dist. 7 P.1 978 429 28

Dist. 8 Dist. 9 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 P.6 P.7 P.8 P.9 P.10 P.1 1049 521 949 1336 965 607 800 138 1132 425 507 387 570 699 687 385 332 68 52 25 46 64 33 20 22 5 299 205 47 8 83 32 4

Total 24065 61.81% 14015 36.00% 854 2.19%

Board Of Educaton
Dist. 1 P.1 P.2 Dist. 2 P.1 P.2 Dist. 3 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 546 407 673 497 824 742 671 560 Dist. 2 P.1 P.2 1334 1161 Dist. 2 P.1 P.2 1375 1177 350 628 490 431 388 336 495 618 627 468 Dist. 3 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 641 1001 1000 948 796 Dist. 3 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 632 1062 976 953 792

BOE At Large
Marilyn Crosby Gary Kessler

Dist. 4 P.1 P.2 P.3 684 440 579 599 499 602 Dist. 4 P.1 P.2 P.3 1190 895 1098 Dist. 4 P.1 P.2 P.3 1208 890 1130

Dist. 5 P.1 P.2 P.3 713 599 629 585 613 620 Dist. 5 P.1 P.2 P.3 1191 1153 1217 Dist. 5 P.1 P.2 P.3 1206 1150 1192

Dist. 6 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 485 550 581 479 565 517 648 580 Dist. 6 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 971 993 1088 982 Dist. 6 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 968 1036 1109 992

Dist. 7 P.1 631 539 Dist. 7 P.1 1099 Dist. 7 P.1 1092

Dist. 8 Dist. 9 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 P.6 P.7 P.8 P.9 P.10 P.1 710 408 672 911 779 523 556 90 686 391 700 909 704 387 467 92 809 319 501 232 55 41

Total 17008 50.88% 16422 49.12%

District 2
Cathy Allen

Dist. 1 P.1 P.2 1060 810 Dist. 1 P.1 P.2 1115 839

Dist. 8 Dist. 9 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 P.6 P.7 P.8 P.9 P.10 P.1 1310 731 1297 1708 1389 779 952 174 1224 519 85

Total 30796

District 4
Mary Washington

Dist. 8 Dist. 9 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 P.6 P.7 P.8 P.9 P.10 P.1 1373 738 1342 1788 1405 814 1016 180 1305 549 92

Total 31496

Constitutional Admendments
Question 1
Dist. 1 P.1 P.2 Dist. 2 P.1 P.2 Dist. 3 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 Dist. 4 P.1 P.2 P.3 Dist. 5 P.1 P.2 P.3

Dist. 6 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 730 783 828 795 459 430 535 421 Dist. 6 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 732 795 836 814 495 455 555 428

Dist. 7 P.1 813 502 Dist. 7 P.1 957 439

Dist. 8 Dist. 9 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 P.6 P.7 P.8 P.9 P.10 P.1 1203 572 1141 1515 1115 626 868 152 1182 467 397 361 422 576 590 367 279 63 272 162 66 48

Total 25293 12807 Total 24515 62.92% 14449 37.08% 66.39% 33.61%

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Question 2 (Slots)

834 638 510 370

1127 887 563 542 Dist. 2 P.1 P.2 1078 856 641 614

510 811 746 732 633 256 433 500 456 344 Dist. 3 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 484 846 754 672 621 299 449 514 525 367

930 728 927 535 369 952 Dist. 4 P.1 P.2 P.3 988 764 993 523 362 446

1023 987 924 509 469 608 Dist. 5 P.1 P.2 P.3 1026 975 1033 562 528 545

Dist. 1 P.1 P.2 750 634 634 413

Dist. 8 Dist. 9 P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.5 P.6 P.7 P.8 P.9 P.10 P.1 1041 557 1049 1340 941 526 777 140 1028 437 561 383 543 778 763 483 380 77 439 198 71 50

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Boyden Gallery Opens Three From Virginia Held Collage Perspectives On Narcotics Charges
Andrea Shiell Staff Writer Mary Braun, director of the Boyden Gallery at St. Marys College of Maryland, said she has always appreciated collages, but that the newest exhibit showcasing collages from three different artists has educated her quite a bit on the art form. Collages are essentially about relationships, she said, adding that the mixed media and materials did as much to convey each artists message as the picture itself. The exhibit, Collage Perspectives, brings together three Philadelphia-area artists; Bill Freeland, Andrea Packard, and Peter Paone. The show kicked off Oct. 20 with an informal gallery talk with Andrea Packard Oct. 22, and will run until Nov. 22. Walking through the exhibit, the differences between the artists define what can only be described as a dynamic relationship between the works and the artists themselves. Peter Paone has had 52 one-person exhibitions in New York, Houston, Fort Worth, Philadelphia, London, and Germany, but this is his first exhibition including a major series of his collages. Paones work echoes what is commonly thought of when the word collage appears, harkening to what many Guggenheim purists would recognize as the modernist tradition reexamined, with glued on patches colliding with the rest of the media underneath, combining the tradition of Braque and Picasso with personal and surrealist elements. His colors are warm, his juxtapositions are rich, and his pieces are arranged with a keen eye for symbolism. Andrea Packard has a solo collage exhibition on display at the Philadelphia International Airport, but she has also displayed works at the Painting Center and the obbi Lane Gallery in New York. Additionally, her work has been included in several collections including the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, the Museum of American Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Center for Emerging Artists. Since 1995, Packard has directed the List Gallery at Swarthmore College, serving as curator for more than 60 exhibitions and authoring more than a dozen catalogue essays. She has even enjoyed her own tenure in St. Marys County, as a resident at St. Marys College of Maryland. Packards selections show what might happen if Matisse or Bearden ran out of paint or photographs and had to work with a pair of scissors and their grandmothers quilt collection. Her pieces employ densely layered strips of paper and fabric, arranged almost as a sea or forest of strips of everything from old greeting cards to her favorite pair of jeans, culminating in a unique collage aesthetic that plays with spatial relationships and creates dreamlike landscapes. The works of Bill Freeland seem minimalist when compared with the other two, but they are no less imaginative. Freeland graduated from Hans Hoffmans school of painting in Provincetown, Mass., and he taught at Moore College of art and design in Philadelphia for more than 20 years, having exhibited paintings, drawings and sculptures for more than 50 years. Freelands works are nothing less than collages made into sculptures, using the collage aesthetic to make rustic two and three-dimensional paintings, taking much of his inspiration from nautical and agricultural themes. Braun smiled as she walked past each piece in the gallery. Embedded in all these thingsare memories, she said, pointing to Packards strips of fabric next to Freelands bent wood pieces next to Paones surreal assemblages, each piece bespeaking its relationship to the next one, the exhibit flowing like a collage of collages. By Guy Leonard Staff Writer A traffic stop by Maryland State Police in the early morning hours of Nov. 1 netted several varieties of narcotics, thousands of dollars in cash and the arrests of three suspects from Virginia who prosecutors allege were transporting the narcotics with intent to distribute them. OKeefe C. Stanley, Jr, 30, of Falls Church, Michael Anthony Dominguez, 22 of Arlington and Dre M. Roberts, 25, of McLean had their preliminary hearings Nov. 3 in front of District Court Judge John F. Slade III. Roberts and Stanley were held on $150,000 and $250,000 full bonds respectively; Judge Slade ordered Dominguez be held without bond because of numerous incidents where he failed to appear in court on other charges. Before Judge Slade could cut Dominguez off from asking a question, the suspect said, Im kind of confused, the drugs are mine. In charging documents filed against all three suspects, Dominguez also said the narcotics found in the vehicle by state troopers were his. According to court papers, a state trooper pulled over the vehicle the three were driving in on Route 235 in Hollywood because the tag light was inoperative and the tags on the vehicle had just expired. The vehicle was a gold Cadillac Escalade with Virginia tags, court papers stated, and was driven by Stanley. Assistant States Attorney Daniel J. White said during the hearings that Roberts had told police she did not know the names of the men with whom she was driving and denied having any relationship with them. White also said in court that Roberts used a cell phone to allegedly call other confederates in the alleged drug running operation, apparently to warn them they had been caught and to dispose of evidence. Shes certainly a confederate of theirs, White told Judge Slade. Roberts denied Whites claim. I didnt alert anyone, I was calling for a ride home, Roberts said. Dominguez, White told the court, also gave law officers a false name when they questioned him that day. When they ran his fingerprints through the FBI, they found out who he was, White said. Police also found more than $10,000 in cash on Dominguez, White said in court, and that a more thorough search of the car was pending. According to charging documents, the trooper who pulled over the three suspects smelled a strong odor of marijuana when he began to interview them and requested back up. While initially searching the vehicle, troopers found a bag of suspected marijuana in the center console, charging documents state, as well as packages of hashish, hashish oil and additional marijuana throughout the vehicle. All three were charged with three separate counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute it. Each count has a maximum penalty of five years in prison or a $15,000 fine if the suspects are convicted. Preliminary hearings have been set for Nov. 26 for all three suspects, while Circuit Court indictments are expected soon.

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To The Editor:
Millions of car owners in Maryland trust neighborhood repair shops to provide affordable and competitive automotive repair service. Unfortunately, car manufacturers are making it difficult for independent repair shops to obtain the technical information needed to repair todays vehicles. As technology becomes more sophisticated, the situation will become worse. Thousands of neighborhood small businesses in Maryland that repair automobiles will be forced out of business without the technical and safety information available only from the car companies. Withholding information will eventually prevent both car owners and highly skilled technicians from being able to make the simplest repairs to vehicles, and thats the makings of a disaster for consumers unless something is done. Manufacturers use these tactics to prevent you from bringing your car to a repair shop of your choice, and force you to patronize the manufacturers dealer. Consumers will lose their choice to have repairs made more conveniently, and less expensively. Congress is now considering the Motor

Editorial & Opinion


-H; McKays Partner In Youth Program
Considering the vast array of economic and social problems facing our country, we would like to share the positive results of a partnership between education, community members, and local business. The St. Marys County 4-H Program recently collaborated with McKays Food and Drug to carry out a successful event that promoted 4-H, brought attention to local agriculture, and raised funds for 4-H youth programs. Maryland 4-H programs are non-profit and offer more than one hundred projects to urban, suburban, and rural youth in the areas of human science, animal science, and environmental science. These programs rely heavily on donations and grants to support educational activities. David McKay, the president of McKays Food and Drug, recently offered to support St. Marys County 4-H efforts by sponsoring a 4-H promotion/fundraiser. McKays bought a steer raised by a county 4-H member and donated the meat back to the 4-H program. Next, McKays had its expert kitchen staff prepare a variety of cooked meats ranging from hamburgers to roast beef. During the past week 4-H staff, families, and volunteers held bull roasts in partnership with McKays at the Leonardtown store and the Charlotte Hall store: Both events were a huge success. The bull roasts raised money to fund 4-H educational programs, brought public attention to the importance of St. Marys County agriculture, and spotlighted ways that local businesses can give back to the community. The bull roasts proved to be educational for 4-H youth as well. Our members learned marketing and customer service skills as well as food safety and preparation techniques. Overall, the event was successful on a number of levels and the 4-H educators would like to thank McKays for its generous support. We would also like to thank our members, volunteers, and parents for their time. This collaborative venture demonstrated that education, business, and community partnerships can achieve positive results for everyone involved. Sincerely, Tom Hutson Gail Whitney B a r b a r a Dobbins 4-H Youth Development Educator 4 H Program Assistant 4-H Program Assistant of Maryland Extension Leonardtown, MD portunity/access programs University Equal opVehicle Owners Right to Repair Act (HR 2694). This legislation will make it illegal for vehicle manufacturers to withhold technical information from car owners and repair shops. After all, shouldnt car owners choose where they have their vehicle repaired and not the manufacturers? If Congress fails to pass the Right to Repair Act, then over 4.4 million cars on the road today in Maryland will no longer be able to choose from nearly 4,000 independent repair shops in Maryland for service, but will instead be forced to one of the 378 manufacturers car dealers for necessary repairs. Please ask your elected officials to support the Right to Repair Act by visiting www. righttorepair.org to send a letter to each of your congressional representatives, urging them to add their names to the growing list of co-sponsors. Sincerely, Paul Fiore Executive Vice President Service Station Dealers of America and Allied Trades (SSDA-AT)

Right to Repair Protects Maryland Motorists

1st Annual Walk For Poor Raises Over $20,000


The first annual walk for the poor was held on Saturday, September 27th at Father Andrew White School in Leonardtown. The walk was a tremendous success and raised over $20,000.00 for area St. Vincent de Paul Societies. All of the money raised will stay in the St. Vincent de Paul conferences and will be used for direct and immediate aid to those in need. We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated to the walk. GOLD SPONSORS were ASEC, Bell Motor Company, Burch Oil Company, Cafe De Artistes, Chick Fil A, Connie Fitzgerald Remax 100, Joyce W. Neal MD, J.P. Wathens Plumbing, Leonardtown Knights of Columbus, Leonardtown Cleaners, Paragon Properties, Pathways to Optimal Health, Patuxent Pump and Well, Printing Press, Queentree Management, Royalle Services, Law Office of A. Shane Mattingly, Law Offices of Slade and Slade, SMECO and Taylor Gas Company. SILVER SPONSORS were Bees Auto Supply, Blue Heron Services, Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, Delegate John F.Wood, Graydon Sears, Hollywood Lions Club, MattinglyGardiner Funeral Home, Tom Hodges Auto Supply, Wachovia Securities-Steve Richardson and Wathens Electric. BRONZE SPONSORS were Bay Books, Davids Flowers, Guy Brothers Implements, Island Time Rental, J. Walt Enterprises and The Dorsey Law Firm. Door prizes were provided by Petruzzis Italian Bistro, The White Rabbitt Childrens Book Store, Brewing Grounds, Good Earth Natural Food, Mrs. Ada Russell, Fenwick Street Used Books and Music, Traditions of Loveville, SKape Salon, Trish Lea-Century 21 New Millennium and Vicki Lydon-Independent Longaberger Consultant. We would like to acknowledge and thank the following individuals. Jimmy Dicus, Jamie Thomas and Kevin Cain for their guidance, encouragement and support in making this walk a success. Thank you so much. Thanks to Reverend John Dakes and Father Andrew White S.J. School. Thank you to Debbie Brookins for organizing a fabulous brunch and for the Ladys of Charity at St. Aloysius Church for serving. Thank you to John Pomerville and Geezer Band for providing the music and to Brian Petrie and John Burroughs for taking pictures of the walk event. Thank you to Leonardtown Rescue Squad for being there in the event of an emergency and to the Health Connections Van from St. Marys Hospital. Thanks to Ernie Bell who arranged to have the Old Jail on Courthouse Drive where the Historical Society museum visitor center is located open for walkers to visit. Thank you to Vickis husband, John Wenke for being Master of Ceremonies and his support. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out on walk day and helped make this walk a success. And to my children, Emily and Kyle Belanger thank you for your love and support. You are my inspiration. You can view walk day pictures on our web site www.walkforthepoor.com Patty Belanger Vicki Wenke Co-chairs walk for the poor Hollywood, MD

Food Pantry Provides Help to Community


The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Our their kindness that we are able to help many Lady of the Wayside in Chaptico would like to families in our community. May your genertake this opportunity to thank McKays Food osity bring you many blessings. & Pharmacy for their continued support and generosity t our food pantry. Each WednesGwen Tennyson Chaptico, MD day McKays donates a shopping cart full of breads and pastries to our pantry. It is through

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Board of Education Voting Record Board Of County MeetingHeldonOctober29,2008 Commissioners Meeting


Consent Agenda 10.02 Personnel Teachers/ 10.03 Administrative and Supervisory Motion: To approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion By: Salvatore L Raspa Second: Mary M Washington Action: Unanimous Voting Record: William M Mattingly Yes Cathy Allen Not Present Gary K Kessler Yes Salvatore L Raspa Yes Mary M Washington Yes 10.04 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant The Bright Futures 21st Century After School Proposal, submitted to MSDE on May 20, 2008, has been approved for funding in the amount of $330,244 per year for three years by the Maryland State Department of Education. The approved project will provide a five-dayper-week after school program at Great Mills High School that primarily serves 9th and 10th graders and includes academic instruction, enrichment, and bus transportation home. The grant also provides funding for the existing 21st Century Programs at Park Hall Elementary and Green Holly Elementary Schools as a supplement to the current support from the Board of County Commissioners. This new grant will allow the after school program at these elementary schools to operate for the entire school year. Partnering with St. Marys County Public Schools in these projects are the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland, St. Marys College of Maryland, 4-H/ Cooperative Extension Services, and the Local Management Board of St. Marys County, Inc. The entire focus of the project is to assist in the elimination of the achievement gap and to increase the graduation rate. Motion: To approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion By: Salvatore L Raspa Second: Mary M Washington Action: Unanimous Voting Record: William M Mattingly Yes Cathy Allen Not Present Gary K Kessler Yes Salvatore L Raspa Yes Mary M Washington Yes Action Items 11.01 FY 2009 Categorical Transfer Request Request that the Board of Education (BOE) approve the FY 2009 Categorical Request as attached. Funding Source: FY 2008 Fund Balance Revenue Motion: To approve the FY 2009 categorical request as presented, and upon approval, to forward the request to the Board of County Commissioners for their approval. Motion By: Gary K Kessler Second: Mary M Washington Action: Unanimous Voting Record: William M Mattingly Yes Cathy Allen Not Present Gary K Kessler Yes Salvatore L Raspa Yes Mary M Washington Yes

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1. Draft Agendas for November 10 (Monday), and 18, 2008 2. St. Marys County Circuit Court (Judge Karen Abrams; and Bill Tench, Court Administrator) Funding for Panel Attorneys Briefing and discussion relative to Office of the Public Defender pursuance to shift funding responsibility for panel attorneys to the counties. No vote, discussion only 3. St. Marys County Health Department (Dr. William Icenhower) BA ($15,000) and consent letter, School Flu Immunization Program for elementary school students Motion: To approve and authorize the Commissioner President to sign the budget amendment, using the BOCC Emergency Reserve account to add $15,000 to the FY2009 Health Department allocation for the sole purpose of funding one-third (1/3) of the estimated total cost for the proposed School Flu Immunization Program for elementary school students and to sign the consent letter documenting the purpose of these funds. Motion By:Dement Second:Raley Action:Passed Voting Record: Francis Jack Russell Yes Thomas Mattingly Yes Daniel Raley Yes Lawrence Jarboe Yes Kenneth Dement Yes 4. Dept. of Finance and St. Marys Co. Library (Elaine Kramer, CFO; and Kathleen Reif, Dir., St. Marys Co. Library) Certification form for submittal of the approved budget (from the Library to the Maryland State Department of Education MSDE) Motion: To approve and authorize the Commissioner President to sign the Certification for Cooperative Local-State Library Aid Programs, which sets forth selected data regarding the FY2009 approved budget for the Board of Library Trustees. Motion By: Mattingly Second: Jarboe Action: Passed Voting Record: Francis Jack Russell Yes Thomas Mattingly Yes Daniel Raley Yes Lawrence Jarboe Yes Kenneth Dement Yes 5. Dept. of Public Works and Transportation (George Erichsen, P.E., Director) County facility naming and signage authorization Motion: To authorize staff to proceed with the designation and signage of the Public Safety and Building Services facilities as the Public Safety Building and Wicomico Building, respectively. Motion By: Mattingly Second: Raley Action:Passed Voting Record: Francis Jack Russell Yes Thomas Mattingly Yes Daniel Raley Yes

Lawrence Jarboe No Kenneth Dement No

6. Dept. of Aging (Lori JenningsHarris, Dir.; Alice Allen, Div. Mgr.,; and Peggy Maio, Fiscal Specialist) MOA with the Tri-County AmeriCorps Service Project (Dept. of Aging hosting three part time members), total County cost $8,655 Motion: To approve and authorize Commissioner President Russell to sign the Memorandum of Agreement between the Tri-County AmeriCorps Services Project, Inc. and the St. Marys County Department of Aging to continue as the host organization for three part-time members, for the period October 13, 2008 through September 30, 2009. Motion By:Dement Second: Jarboe Action: Voting Record:Passed Francis Jack Russell Yes Thomas Mattingly Yes Daniel Raley Yes Lawrence Jarboe Yes Kenneth Dement Yes 7. Office of the County Administrator (John Savich) A. Rural Preservation District Advisory Board and Social Services Board appointments Motion: To appoint Joseph W. Wood to the Rural Preservation District Advisory Board, with no term to expire. Motion By:Jarboe Second: Mattingly Action:Passed Voting Record: Francis Jack Russell Yes Thomas Mattingly Yes Daniel Raley Yes Lawrence Jarboe Yes Kenneth Dement Yes Motion: To appoint Bennett Connelly to the Social Services Board as the St. Marys County representative, with no term to expire. Motion By:Raley Second: Mattingly Action:Passed Voting Record: Francis Jack Russell Yes Thomas Mattingly Yes Daniel Raley Yes Lawrence Jarboe Yes Kenneth Dement Yes B. 2009 BOCC Meeting Schedule Motion: To adopt the 2009 Board of County Commissioners meeting schedule as presented by staff. Motion By:Raley Second: Dement Action:Passed Voting Record: Francis Jack Russell Yes Thomas Mattingly Yes Daniel Raley Yes Lawrence Jarboe Yes Kenneth Dement Yes

11.02 CIP Budget Transfer for School Sites The school system staff has been working collaboratively with county government in pursuit of future school sites. County government has taken the lead in the search for school sites, given their staffs resources and their pursuit for other public use properties. There are several parcels of land which are currently under consideration for public use as well as for school sites. The school system has participated in the review of the sites. At this time county government has requested that the $2.5 million currently allocated to the school system for school sites be reverted to county government for the purchase of school sites currently under consideration. Over the next ten years, there will be a need for three additional elementary school sites, one middle school site, and one high school site. School system staff will continue to search for school sites with county government providing the lead. Funding Source: Local Capital Improvements Program. Motion: That the Board of Education of St. Marys County approve the budget transfer reverting $2.5 million of capital improvement funds earmarked for school sites to the Board of County Commissioners for St. Marys County who will purchase the required school sites. Motion By: Gary K Kessler Second: Salvatore L Raspa Action: Unanimous Voting Record: William M Mattingly Yes Cathy Allen Not Present Present Gary K Kessler Yes Salvatore L Raspa Yes Mary M Washington Yes

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ers could expect to get an evacuation for a severely injured person in about 10 minutes. The change in hours could mean response times might increase to as much as 20 minutes to almost half-an-hour for an air evacuation, Mattingly said, if Trooper 7 is not operational. Now we could be waiting for something out of Andrews [Air Force Base], Med Star or U.S. Park Police, Mattingly said. Those airfields are in Prince Georges and Montgomery counties and the District respectively. Lt. Mike Thompson, commander of the Leonardtown barrack for the Maryland State Police declined to comment on the recent change; calls to the Pikesville headquarters were unsuccessful in gaining information on the change. Media representatives from the headquarters were unavailable because, reportedly, they were out on a state holiday for election. Mattingly told The County Times that he and others in his department had learned of the St. Josephs Church, Morganza, MD change in operating hours, presents our which is now from noon to midnight, about 10 days ago to be held at but only informally. We got it by word of Mother Catherine Spalding School mouth, Mattingly said. Helen, MD The County Times was November 9, 2008 made aware of the change via a citizen tip early in the 12 noon until 5 pm week. The cutting of Trooper Buffet Style Menu: 7 f light time comes weeks after a tragic crash of an- Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings Country Ham other state police helicop- Fried Oysters ter, Trooper 2, while they were evacuating two trauma Adults...........$20.00 patients. Children........ Two state troopers and 6 - 12 yrs........$8.00 an emergency medical tech- 5 and under......Free nician as well as one patient Drive-thru Carryouts...$20.00 Directions died in the crash. 1 Mile Off MD RT. 5 It is unknown if the on MD RT. 238 Sale afts Cr Trooper 7 rescheduling Bake Saint Marys County

has any connection to the Trooper 2 crash in Prince Georges County in late September. The entire f leet of 11 remaining helicopters was grounded by state officials in the aftermath of the crash to rule out systemic mechanical problems, but they were later placed back in service. The Maryland Board of Public Works recently approved $300 million in budget cuts from Gov. Martin OMalleys administration, including a hiring freeze on Maryland State Police positions to the tune of $4.5 million in savings. No reductions for the aviation units were expressly listed in the budget cuts summary from the state. The cuts for Maryland State Police also included eliminating 25 vacant positions. Del. John Wood (DDist. 29A) expressed surprise and agitation at the change in f light operations for Trooper 7. He vowed to learn more about why the decision was made. Not a word has been said about reducing the hours of the medevac, Wood told The County Times. This is the first Ive heard anything about it. Thats a bunch of b.s., thats the only thing weve got at this end of the state.

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backs of tax payers. Both men disapproved of the handling of the Iraq War by the current Bush administration. A debate between the two candidates never materialized, but Bailey would travel to various forums to get his message of constitutionally constrained, smaller government out, including radio interview spots. Hoyer, however, used methods like virtual teleconferences to reach voters on what Congress was doing to stimulate a lagging economy and answer issues concerning energy alternatives. John Shaver, of Great Mills, said he voted for Hoyer because of his experience in office and support of national defense industries. He has longevity, and hes supported my business, the defense industry for a long time, Shaver said. Shaver, however, voted for McCain, for president, because he represented his own values better than Obama, he said. The election for many nationwide was an exciting time but Shaver said his emotions were more tentative. Excited? I was more concerned on what the future holds, Shaver said. Voter turnout for in local elections was strong according to anecdotal evidence from poll workers. I bet you couldnt find five parking spaces this morning, said John K. Parlett, who was campaigning for Hoyer at Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School in Mechanicsville. Ive worked this poll for years and this is as steady as Ive seen it. By about 7:45 p.m. Election Night Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department was reporting high turnout as well. In district 6-1, 69.5 percent of voters had cast their ballots, in district 64 68.9 percent had cast their votes. More Republicans than Democrats turned out in those two precincts.

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Continued from page A- Marys voters overwhelmingly supported the presidential bid of Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) over Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) by a 58 percent to 41 percent margin. County voters also approved an amendment to the state constitution allowing slot machines as well early voting. State-wide, however, Obama handily won Marylands 10 electoral votes. Hoyer, who has served in the U.S. Congress for nearly three decades ran on his experience and ability to get key legislation passed that often brought monetary benefits to Southern Maryland. Hoyer has been a key supporter of operations at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, which represents 80 percent of the St. Marys Countys economy and national military strength as a whole. But Hoyers long record of bringing home money and programs to his constituent base was attacked by Bailey, 54, a member of the Charles County Board of Education and self employed business man, as promoting government largess. Bailey, who supported the presidential candidacy of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, labeled Hoyer as a supporter of ever expanding big government and targeted Hoyer for his support of a $700 billion which turned into $850 billion bailout package for rotten mortgages and other assets that some in government and Wall Street believed would collapse the economy. In interviews with The County Times Hoyer said he supported the bailout package but admitted that he was not sure it would work. Bailey said that the bailout was a giveaway to businesses that acted unethically in handing out bad mortgages on the

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By Shelby Oppermann My husband and I had a conversation with a gentleman, named Billy, a few weeks back, and somehow we ended up talking about thought processes and such. Our friend mentioned how he can be taking a shower, and thinking about all sorts of things, planning his day and when he is finishing cant remember whether he has washed his face or shampooed his hair already. I said. Wow, I thought I was the only one who did that! No matter how hard I try sometimes, I cant remember washing my hair or face. I rub my fingers on my face to see if it squeaks, even if it does, Im still not positive. I smell my hair for evidence of fruity shampoo. And then still wash it again, causing my hair to have enough static to make the Bride of Frankenstein jealous. Its like being in a CSI episode every morning. Its not like when you forget when you get to one room in your house what it was you went there to get, and then you walk back to where you started to remember. It is really hard to do that in a shower stall. What are they? Three, four feet? If someone had a hidden camera on you, it would look like you were doing the Electric Slide during your whole shower. Some people have the two foot square shower stalls. What do they do? Walk around in circles endlessly? I, too, plan my day, have anxiety over hundreds of problems, and write poetry & prose in

the shower. This part is really bad, youre reading closely now I bet. I sing songs to my dog Tidbit who lies on the bathroom rug. The Slinky song seems to be one of her favorites. Tidbit, Tidbit, youre such a magical dog She always just walks on in the bathroom with me, so I tell her come on, its sauna time. If she was one of those wrinkly dogs, this would have more of an effect for her. Whats worse, I must confess, is that I thought, if anyone else did have shower amnesia that it would be a woman not a man. Making the assumption that this was just one of our midlife things. But then I had problems remembering how far back I couldnt remember remembering in the shower. Then you get into being sexist, believing that men just get into the shower to get clean, get in and get out, so to speak. Hurry up and start their day. I feel bad now how shocked I was that Billy and I shared this probably common daily occurrence of human nature. So, all this time, I just thought I was slowly losing my mind, and it just so happened to show up more during showers. To all my friends out there, Stop, dont say what youre really thinking. Since I am a morning person, and normally write or do anything creative only before 7 a.m., I am now heading to the shower, to see if a second burst of creativity will shine through. You can stop reading now if you like, or continue with an excerpt of one of my shower poems. It was an especially creative shower where I wrote two poems. To each new days adventure, Shelby Send comments to: shelbys.wanderings@ yahoo.com What do I do? Two poems streaming through my brain at the same instance Words from each making trails down my body like the water beads in this shower Oh no, Ill lose my train of thought on one or the other I can go months, truthfully now, years without any words making their way to a page Now, all of a sudden, there are two?

IN THE MATTER OF MARY EVELYN SOMERVILLE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO MARY EVELYN EMELINA SOMERVILLE In the Circuit Court for St. Marys County, Maryland Case No.: CA 08-12NC The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which she seeks to change her name from Mary Evelyn Somerville to Mary Evelyn Emelina Somerville. The petitioner is seeking a name change because: The name on my marriage license, birth certificate, social security card, medical records, and medical insurance do not match. Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 24th day of November, 2008. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland Rule 1-321. Failure to file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by default or the granting of the relief sought. A copy of this Notice shall be published one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the county at least fifteen (15) days before the deadline to file an objection. JOAN W. WILLIAMS, Clerk of the Circuit Court for St. Marys County Maryland 11-06-2008

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was probable cause to hold him in detention. In McDevitts motion for a writ of habeas corpus, and in his arguments before Judge Kaminetz in October, he claimed there was a lack of physical injuries visible on the victim, to which the doctor who examined the victim testified. But, Judge Kaminetz said that in such cases evidence of physical injury was not the only measure of whether a victim had been assaulted. Court records show that Edison is scheduled for trial in mid-December. He has also been charged with a fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault.

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Alice Mildred Brown, 99 Duane A. Don Beeler, 69
Duane A. Don Beeler, 69 of California, and formerly of Elbow Lake, Minn., died Nov. 1. He was born Oct. 15, 1939 to Viola L. Beeler of Barrett, Minn. and the late Chester A. Beeler. He was the loving husband of Lucia P. Beeler whom he married at Andrews Air Force Base Feb. 13, 1960. He is also survived by his daughter Dawn Medley and her husband Chip of Waldorf, his son David Beeler and his wife Madeline of Fredericksburg, Va., his sister Sharon Beeler of Georgia and four Alice Mildred Brown, 99 grandchildren; RJ, Christoof Leonardtown died Aug. 16 pher, Sean and Kaytlin. in her home. A graduate of Elbow Born Nov. 9, Class of Lake High Schools 1908 in Baltimore, Md., she was the 1957, Don was an Optician daughter of the late James and at Henson Optical. He was Lilly Maein the U.S. Air Force enlisted Jackson Rebham. She was a member of St. from Nov. 6, 1957 to Nov. 3, Georges Episcopalstamp and 1961. He enjoyed Church, Valley collecting Order playing coin Lee, and and of the Eastern Star, Chapter 107, Juchess. lia Halla, Hollywood. received The family Mrs. Brown is survived friends Nov. 5 from 1 2 p.m. by two sons, Lloyd E. (Jerry) in the Mattingley-Gardiner Brown, Jr. of Leonardtown Funeral Home, Leonardtown, and Willard Bruce Brown where a funeral service was of Terra 2 p.m.W. Va. She is held at Alta, Interment will alsoprivate. be survived by six grandchildren, Julie Brown-Rund, Contributions may be Jeff Brown, AmericanDeal, made to the Nancy Lung Wendy Jarda, Executive Plaza Association, Judy Graybill and Pheobe Brown, and eight 1, Ste. 600, 11350 McCorgreat-grandchildren Clay and mick Road, Hunt Valley, MD Will Rund, Kristen and Josh 21031. Brown, Shawn andprovided Bruce Arrangements Deal,Mattingley-Gardiner Fuby Audrey and Samantha Jarda. Home, P.A. neral She was predeceased by a daughter Betty Ruth Eleanor Louise Butler, 90 Brown and a brother John B. Fenwick. Eleanor Relatives Louise and friends Butattended Mrs. ler, 90 of Lake Browns Life Celebration inMary,Brinsfield the Fla., forFuneral Home, Leonardtown merly of LeonWednesday, Aug. 20 from died ardtown, 5 8 p.m. with prayers 30 in her Oct. recited at 7residence. p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday, born March Eleanor was Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. in to the late Epis9, 1918 St. Georges Frank copal Jane Frances Swales in and Church, Valley Lee. Reverend Greg Syler, pastor Leonardtown. of the church, willup and atEleanor grew officiate. Interment will follow in the tended elementary school in church cemetery.She attended Leonardtown. Memorial Contributions Francis Junior High and Armmay beHigh School in Washstrong made to The Missions Endowment Fund or ington, D.C. She continued Cemetery and Grounds Fund, her education at Bowie Norc/o St. Georges Bowie State mal School, now Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 30, Valley University, and was employed Lee, MD 20692. as a paraprofessional and subCondolences to the famstitute teacher with St. Marys ily may be made at www. County Public Schools for brinsfieldfuneral.com. well over 30 years. Arrangementsactive inthe by her Eleanor was Brinsfield Funeral a member community and was Home, P.A., Leonardtown. of the St. Aloysius Social Club, the Red Cross and the Ladies Auxiliary. The Catholic faith Francis Joseph was paramount in Eleanors life soBrown, Sr.,natural that it was only 66 she extended her teaching abilities as an instructor of the Francis Joseph Brown, Catechism of away in his Sr., 66, passed the Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.). home in Indian Trail, N.C. Aug. It was at Bowie Normal 12. School Brownshe met her fuMr. where was born July ture husband; Ralph I. Butler, 1, 1942 in Leonardtown, son Sr. late Mary Edna Brown of theEleanor and Ralph were married Norris. June 23, 1940. She was preceded inisdeath Aug. Mr. Brown survived 21, 2003, by Ralph or Merby his wife Jacqueline Daddy as she a son Francis J. cer Brown;called him, her loving husband of 63 years. Brown, Jr. and his wife Shelia After N.C.; a death in of Stanfield,Ralphs daughter 2003, Lynn Brown daughJennifertheir youngestof Inditer, Wanda, and two grandan Trail, N.C. decided to leave her full-time job to Page daughters Christiannaprovide round the clock care to Eleaand Allyson Grace Brown. nor. In October 2006, Eleanor The family received relocated to Lake Mary, Fla. friends Sunday, Aug. 17 from 2where p.m. was the Matting 5 she in nurtured and cared for by Funeral Home, ley-Gardiner her son, Charles, and his wife, Veronica. where Prayers were said at Eleanor was a faithful 3 p.m. A Mass of Christian servant and throughout her Burial was celebrated Monlife, as part at 9:30 a.m. in day, Aug. 18 of her daily routine, prayed the rosary. When St. Francis Xavier Catholic she could no longer MatChurch with Fr. John attend Sunday Mass in Interment tingly officiating. person, she would never miss the Sunday followed in Charles MemoMass on television. Love of rial Gardens. God and love of family were Arrangements provided monumental to Eleanor. She by the Mattingley-Gardiner was a Home, P.A. Funeralstrong presence in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her spare time, she and Ralph would spend countless hours completing cross-

Luis Antonia Castillo, 70 word puzzles and playing


Spades or Solitaire. She also Luis a competitive game enjoyed Antonia Castillo, 70, of Leonardtown died Aug. 16 of Scrabble from time to time. in St. Marys Nursing Center, While residing in Florida, she Leonardtown. dominoes and grew fond of Born Sept. 20, 1937 in spending time with her faithPuerto Rico, he was the son of ful canine companion, Spike. the late Luis Antonia and Elsa Eleanor is survived by Monserrate Morales Castillo. fiveLuis is survived by three children; Wanda T. Butler, Eleanor A. Davis and sisters, M. Elaine Ohler of Ralph I. Butler, Evelyn CasMillsboro, Del., Jr. (Shirley) of Leonardtown; Jane Md. and tillo of Chestertown, F. Butler of Laurel, Md.; Las Vegas, Elsie Collins of and Charles A. He is also survived by Nev.Butler (Veronica) of Lake Mary, Fla.; two nephews. several nieces andsisters, HarrietFamily received friends A. Forrest (James) and Theresa S. Young from 11 Wednesday, Aug. 20 of Leonardtown; two sisters-in-law, a.m. noon in the Brinsfield 21 grandchildren, 23 greatFuneral Home, Leonardtown, grandchildren and with prayers recited aathost of noon. nieces, George LHeureux Deacon nephews, friends and officiated. Graveside service associates. followed at 2 is predeceased Eleanor p.m. at Cedar Hillher loving husband, Ralph by Cemetery, Suitland, Md. Memorial Contributions I. Butler, Sr.; son, Joseph C. may be made to the St. Marys Swales; grandson, Joseph C. Nursing and 16 brothers and Butler Center Foundation, Inc., sisters. 21585 Peabody Street, Family will receive Leonardtown, MD 20650. Celfriends for Eleanors Life Condolences from 8 ebration Nov. 6 to the 5family may the Brinsfield Funeral p.m. in be made at www. brinsfieldfuneral.com. Prayers Home, Leonardtown. Arrangements will be recited at 7by the p.m. A Brinsfield Funeral Home, Mass of Christian Burial will P.A., Leonardtown. be celebrated Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Leonardtown. RevLloyd Raymond erend John Dakes will be the Harris, 97 celebrant. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen. Condolences to the family may be made at www. brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown.

Valorie Anne The family received Henry, 48 friends Nov. 1 from 9 11 a.m. in St. Marks UAME Church, Valley Lee, where a funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Mary Annette Downs Guy, 88


Mary Annette Downs Guy, 88 of Leona rdtow n passed away Oct. 30 in St. Marys Nursing Center in Leonardtown. Born March 22, 1920 in Leonardtown she was 48, Valorie Anne Henry, the daughter of the late formerly of Mechanicsville, James W. and Agnes L. Mo., Downs. of Grandview, Raleydied Aug. Mrs. Guy was a 17, in Lexington Park. Switchboard Operator for St. Marys Born Oct. 31, 1959 in Hospital Neb. she was she Lincoln, for over 23 years, the retired in 1982. daughter of James Ray DickShe survived Okla. inson of isMouldrow, by her children MargaretCampbell and Hortense Anne (Peggy) Fortner of Taylorsville, Mo. Crawford of Grandview, N.C., James W. Guy of wife of She was the loving Leonardtown and Henry, whom she Earl Allan Joan Raley Guy of Tustin, July 16, 1986 in WarmarriedCalif., sisters; Dorothy Hall and Mo. rensburg,Virginia Gray both of Leonardtown. She is also surShe is survived by her vived by 17 Henry. son Earl Ian grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four Mrs. Henry gradugreat-great Grandview High ated from grandchildren. In addition of 1977. She Schools Class to her parents, Mrs. GuySt. Marys County moved to was preceded in death by her husband Walin October 1988 from James Neary Guy; dorf, Md. three sisters; Bernice Downs, Catherine Madel The family will receive and Ethel Hitte, one brother, friends Saturday, Aug. 23 James 11 Downs and from 10Raley a.m. in Patuxthree grandchildren. ent River Assembly of God Family received friends Church, California, where a Nov. 3 from 5 will bein the Funeral Service 8 p.m. held Brinsfield with Pastor Lanny at 11 a.m. Funeral Home, P.A. with officiating. at 7 p.m. Clarkprayers recitedInterment A held of Christian Aug. will beMassWednesday, Burial was 10 a.m. inNov. 4 at 10 27 at celebrated Maryland a.m. in St. Aloysius Catholic Veterans Cemetery, CheltenChurch. ham, Md.Father John Dakes, pastor of the church was the Contributions may be celebrant. Interment Marys, made to Hospice if St.followed in the church cemetery. P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD Serving as pallbearers 20650. were Ralph Heard,provided Johnny Arrangements Heard, David Fortner, Mark by the Mattingley-Gardiner Fortner, Mike P.A. Funeral Home,Fortner and Peter Cornellier. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Burch and Darrell Guy. Karen A. Memorial contributions McEntyre, 51 may be made to Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. BoxKaren A. McEntyre, 51 of 299, Leonardtown, MD Lexington Park, Marys Nurs20650 and/or St. formerly of Plano, Texas, died Aug. 13St., ing Center 21585 Peabody in Washington Hospital Center. Leonardtown, MD 20650 Born Feb. 24, the famCondolences to 1957 in Sweetwater, Texas at www. ily may be made she was the daughter of Carold and brinsfieldfuneral.com. Mary Aleese Benson of PlaArrangements by Brinsno, Texas. field Funeral Home, P.A., She is also survived Leonardtown, MD 20650 by her children Jeremy Porter of John Harrison Jack Snyder, Texas, Jonathan Porter of Plano, Texas, Angie Insley, 94 Porter, Sheila Horton and Marissa Horton, all of Lexington HarPark as well as Johnbrother her rison Jack Victor Benson of Plano, Texas Insley, 94, and three grandchildren. of Hollywood as a Karen was employed died Oct. registered nurse. 28 in Chesapeake Shores All services are private. Nursing Center, Arrangements provided Lexington Park. by the Mattingley-Gardiner Born Aug.P.A. 1914 in Funeral Home, 16, Hollywood he was the son of the late George Edward and Margaret Edith Abell Insley. Timothy loving He was theBrian husMcGrath, 50 band of the late RoseLee K. Insely whom he married Jan. Timothy Brian McGrath, 15, 1955 in St. Johns Church, 50, of Lexington Park died Hollywood, and who precedAug. 11in death Jan 11,Hospied him in St. Marys 2004. tal, Leonardtown. He is survived by his son Born JuneInsley 1958 his Scott M. 14, and in Freeport, Ill., of was the son wife Kim he Hollywood, of Patricia (Chambers) Mcfour grandchildren and two Grath of Mesa, Ariz. and the great-grandchildren. late Charles McGrath. of St. A lifelong resident Timothy attended the Marys County, Jack wasLasalle-Peru Insleys Autoin Laowner of High School Parts. salle, Ill. where the Knights of He belonged to he graduated in 1976. He served in the U.S. Columbus. Navy from family until 1999. 1976 The received After his service in the Navy, friends Nov. 2 from 2 5 p.m. Timothy Mattingley-Gardiner in the was employed by a Government Contractor and Funeral Home, with Prayers workedsaidthe 3 p.m. A River being at at Patuxent Mass Naval Air Station. He wascelof Christian Burial was an Elks Lodge member a.m. in ebrated Nov. 3 at 11 and a past Johns Catholic LexingSt. member of the Church, ton Park Volunteer Rescue Hollywood with Fr. Raymond Schmidt officiating. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Kirk, Carl Kirk, James Kirk, Travis Case, Rich Selby II and

Geraldine Adele Gross


G e r a ld i n e Adele Gross passed away Oct. 25 in her home in Upper Marlboro, Md. She was born to the late Thomas Irving Gross, Sr. and Lloyd Raymond HarIrene died Gross Dec. 14, ris, 97, Letha peacefully Aug. 1953. Geraldine Nursing 12 in the St. Marysgraduated from Great Mills High School Center. In 1972. After was a longtime Mr. Harris graduation, she moved to Washington D.C. resident of St. Marys County. with her aunt, Anna Gross. He was born in Gallatin, Mo. She worked for late HowJune 13, 1911 to thethe United Food Commercial Frankie ard May Harris and Workers until Jackson. He married Lee her retirement in 2007. Geraldine enjoyed shophis beloved wife of 59 years, ping, her book club and dressMary Catherine Sis Nelson at the Washington Cathedral ing in the latest fashions. She in Washington D.C. Sept. 2, loved to travel and traveled 1939. She preceded both the quite extensively in him in death in 1998. He was also U.S. and abroad. Her last preceded in was to in 1998 by major trip death Jerusalem. his belovedloved her family Geraldine sister Margaret Harris. and delighted in family gathMr. She enjoyed saying erings. Harris served in the United States at family an Asthe blessing Army as gathersistant Chaplain. Following ings and always expressed her his army serviceahe wasmeal. appreciation of good employed in very caring and alShe was Washington, D.C. by thewilling to Government ways Federal lend a hand for any way needed. Geraldine in many years before retiring. He then worked in the was ordained as a minister in tax department for the State 2003. She was a retired in of Maryland and very active church member. 1971. During his retirement, At the time of her travhe and his wife enjoyeddeath, she was a member of Lords eling throughout the United Church of Transformation States. with Pastor Sylvia People. He enjoyed playing cards, Geraldine leaves to cherdancing and buying new cars. ish loved life and most of Ray her memories her mother Irene Gross helping Point; all he enjoyedof Piney others six brothers: Mack (Alice) in while expecting nothing and Gilbert Lawrence of Waldorf, return. He was devoted in the Md.; David (Karen) Lawrence care of his wife and sister unof Edgewater, til their death. N.J.; Donald The family received (Shirley) Gross of Mechanicfriends and Steven and James sville; in the MattingleyGardiner Gross of California, (Linda) Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Friday, Aug. 15 Md.; four sisters: Teresa Lawfrom 9 May and Charlotte rence, 10 a.m. with a funeral service Piney Point; Gloria Gross of that followed at 10 a.m. officiated by Rev. Keith Church of Clinton, Md.; a speSchukraft. IntermentLawrence cial nephew Wayne followed at Charles Memorial Gardens (Mary Ann) of Cumberland, in Leonardtown. Joseph LawMd.; two uncles: Pallbearers were FrankRobert Gross and rence and Nelson, Donnie Bowles, Fred Nelson,Gross. one great aunt: Anna Harry Nelson, Jr., with her Russell Along Michael father, and Roy Copsey. preceded in Geraldine was Contributions may be death by her brother Thomas made to American Heart Gross, Jr. Association, 415 N. Charles Geraldine had very MD speStreet, Baltimore, cial people who touched her 21201-4101. heart in so many caring words: Arrangements provided Ms. Delores Jackson, Minister by the Mattingley-Gardiner James Home, P.A. Funeraland Lanora Middleton, Minister Everett and Celeste Williams, Minister Jay and Clara Holmes, Jerry and Mae McLean and many other relatives and friends.

Squad. Thompson. Honorary Mike In addition to his mother, pallbearers were Rich Selby Timothy is survived by his and Kelly Selby. wifeArrangements provided Debra Kay (Houtz) McGrath, his son, Sean Patrick by the Mattingley-Gardiner McGrath of Lexington Park, Funeral Home, P.A. his sister, Karen McGrath of Mesa,Elizabeth McCoy, 9 Ella Ariz. and his brother, Michael McGrath of Ill. A memorial Ella Elizaservice will be held Saturday, Aug. 23 at beth McCoy, 10 a.m. at the BayCallaway 97 of District Volunteer Fire Department, passed away Lexington Park. 27 at ChesOct. Condolences to Shores in apeake the family may be Lexington www. made at Park. brinsfieldfuneral.com. in BarBorn Jan. 4, 1911 Arrangements by the bour County, W.V., she was the Brinsfield of Funeral Charles daughter the late Home, P.A.,Clara Finley Bennett. Leonardtown. and Mrs. McCoy was a strong, gentle woman, kind hearted, Patrick Connor Miller 2 of quiet dignity, always retaining the ladylike manners taught in her childhood. She was a wonderful cook, baker, loved gardening, and crafts, but her first love was people. She will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents, Mrs. McCoy was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter. She is survived by two children, Charlotte M. Ellis and Gary W. McCoy, both of Leonardtown, two grandsons, and three great grand children. A graveside service was heldPatrick atConnor MillOct. 30 Evergreen Memorialof Avenue Great Mills er 2, Gardens, died Aug. at in St. 12 10 a.m. Marys Hospital, Memorial Leonardtown. contributions mayConnor was born Oct. 11, be made to the Second District Volunteer Medi2005 in Anne ArundelRescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Md., cal Center, Annapolis,Valley Lee, MD 20692 the son of James L. Miller and Condolences to the famKrystal Kaldenbach of Avenue. be made at www. ily may He is survived by brinsfieldfuneral.com two sisters, Arrangements by the Lillian and Kayla Miller, a brother Kyle Miller, his paBrinsfield Funeral Home, ternalLeonardtown. James L. P.A., grandparents and Darlene Oliver Miller of Chaptico, maternal grandparDaniel Eric Mullins, 45 ents, Eugene Kaldenbach of Harrimon, Tenn., and Debra D of i e l Adams Kaldenbach a nWinEric Mullins chester, Ky.; great-grandparof Baltimore, ents Francis and Audrey OliMd. ver of Chaptico and died Oct. G r e a t- g r21, d m o t hdue a n 2008, e r s to complicaMary Lou Adams of Waldorf, tions from Md. and Shirley Miller of cancer. Newburg, Md. Danny was The family born Feb. received 22, 1963 in Connors Life friends for Cheverly, Md. to Joseph Sunday, Aug. 17 CelebrationRichard Mullins, who 3 4 p.m. in the death from preceded him in BrinsJan. 23, 1995 and Judith field Funeral Home, Leonardtown, Shaffer Spalding. at Ann with a funeral service 4 p.m. Interment was private. He was preceded in Condolences grandpardeath by his to the family may be made at Rhoda ents Raymond and www. brinsfieldfuneral.com. Smith, his uncle David ArArrangements by the thur Shaffer and his great Brinsfield Funeral Home, Uncle Dave and Aunt AlP.A., Leonardtown. ice Holbrook. In addition to his mother Judith, he leaves Mary Aleathea behind his loving wife Aimee Janel Mullins, whom Redmond, 84 he married Nov. 16, 2002, and his precious 3 -year old daughter Parker Lynzy Mullins; his stepfather James Edwin Spalding, his brothers Michael Mullins of Annapolis and Gregory Mullins (and wife Julie and their daughter Amber) of Mechanicsville; his Aunt and Uncle Rita and Ernest Riddle of Georgia; his in-laws Bill and Sharon Henderson of Denver Colo., brother-in-law Jae (and his wife Sabrina and their children Simon and Vanessa) of Colorado; his cousins Tracie Flax (and her husband Scott) of Georgia,Mary Aleathea Redmond, and Dale Riddle (and 84, of Leonardtown died Aug. his wife Linda) of Virginia 16 in many friends. and St. Marys Hospital. Born April 18, 1924 in Danny graduated from Mechanicsville Highwas the Leonardtown she School daughter and workedLeo Evin 1981 of Clarence for the ans and Gertrude M.for sevState Department (Pilkerton) Evans. eral years, giving him the Aleathea graduated from opportunity to travel to Margaret Brent High School many exotic worked from in 1941. Sheplaces, including to 1971 as a secretary/re1961Africa and France. His love and interest in cookceptionist for St. Marys Coling She enjoyed cooking, lege. led him to The Culinary Institute of America croqueting, playing cards, in Hyde and New often gardening,Park,sewing;York, where clothing for her the making he graduated in and top ten of his her daughter. class, and had the She is preceded meet faopportunity to in death mous chefs James Franklin by husband including Julia Child and Emeril. He externed at The Trellis in Williamsburg, after which he was the chef for the Federal Reserve

Redmond, whom as ExecuBoard and then she married March 4, 1945 at the Imtive Chef at Carmichaels maculate Conception Catholic in Chicago. He returned Church in Mechanicville. She to Maryland and worked is survived by her beloved chilas the Executive Chef at dren Gayle A. Hancock and Franklins in Hyattsville her husband William of Fairand at St. Marys College fax, Va., and James Frank of Maryland. He then beRedmond and his wife Wanda came the Executive Chef of Fredericksburg, Va. She is at Bar Rouge, three grandalso survived by Topaz, and Helix lounges A. Hancock children, Jefferyin Washington, D.C., Jennifer of on and his wife and retiredFairdisability due D. Redmond fax, Va., Mark to cancer in 2007. and his wife Tanya of FredDanny will always be ericksburg, Va., Jason P. Redremembered for his love mond of Fredericksburg; and of adventure (including four great-grandchildren. skydiving, preceded in death She was scuba diving and even a shark dive by her sister Agnes Rice. off the Family of Africa). His coast received friends biggest enjoyment was beWednesday, Aug. 20 from 9:30 10:30 a.m. in the Brinsfield ing with family, especially Funeral Home, P.A., Leonarwith his wonderful supdtown. A Mass of Christian portive wife Aimee and his Burial waslittle girl Parker. beautiful celebrated 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20 at St. A private CelebraAloysius Life was held in tion of Catholic Church, Leonardtown, with Rev. John Baltimore. Dakes officiating. pay their Friends may Interment followed in Charlesfamily at respects to the Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown. Judy the home of Jim and Serving, Leonardtown Spalding in as pallbearers were Mark Redmond, Jason Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. until Redmond, Jeffery Hancock, 3 p.m. Bill Hancock, Lawrence PilkIn lieu of flowers, conerton, and Arthur Pilkerton. tributionspallbearer made to Honorary can be was Earl the Parker Lynzy Mullins Dean. Education Fundcontribution addressed Memorial to The made to theFamily Spalding Ridge can be at P O Rescue Squad, P.O. VolunteerBox 422, Leonardtown, Ridge, MD or deBox 456,MD 20650,20680. posit at any PNC Bank. Condolences to the family may be made at www. brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Mary Ann Richardson, Brinsfield Funeral Home, 63 P.A., Leonardtown. Mary Ann R ichardson, Louis Marshall of Leon63 Junior Thompson, Jr., 84died ardtown, Nov. 1 in her home. Born July 28, 1945 in Pittsburg, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Horace Lucido and Mary Virginia Costanza Lucido. Mrs. Richardson was in the Foreign Service when she met her husband Rich Richardson, Lt. Col. USMC and became a loving Marine Corps wife and traveled the world with his assignments. One of their favorite places was Japan, where they would visit often after Lt. Col. Louis Marshall Junior Richardsons retirement. Thompson, Jr., 84, of Avenue A resident his residence. died Aug. 4 inof St. Marys County forborn July 20, 1924 He was the last fifteen years, she was a late with in Dynard to the GRI Louis OConor, Piper & Flynn Marshall and Catherine Eleaand a member of Sr. nor Harris ThompsonLeague of Women the loving husHe was Voters of St. Marys Rose Lee band of County. Thompson whom he married July 26, Mary is survived by 1942 in Sacred Heart Church, her husband Rich RichardBushwood. He is also surson, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.) vivedsister, Angela Savnik one by his children, Margarettwo brothers, Anthony and Taylor and her husband George of Hollywood, Buddy Lucido and Steven Lucido Thompson and his wife Deball of California. bie of Avenue, Benny ThompFamily received friends son Marys Life Celebrafor and his wife Mary of tion Nov. 5 from 6 8 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, Leonardtown. Prayers were recited at 7 p.m. by the Reverend Monsignor Maurice OConnell of St. Michaels Catholic Church. Interment will be private. Condolences to the family may be made at w w w.br i n sf ield f u ne r al. com Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown.

Marvin Shorty Edward White, 85

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Marvin Shorty Edward White, 85, of Leonardtown, died Oct 27 in St. Marys Nurs-

Morganza, 13, 2000. Donnie Thompson and He is survived by Mehis wife Debbie of his chanicsville and Thompson children: Patty Rose Mary George and her husband John and her husband David of Mechanicsville, Jeryle of Avenue; 16 grandchildren, 44 Farrell and her two Anngreat-grandchildren, husstep-grandchildren and his band Clyde and Marvin sisters Mary Ozella Lacey of White Gertrude Osborne of Abell, all of Avenue, John Buddy White, Susan King George, Va. and Susan Boswell and herBushwood. Vallandingham of husband Robert was preceded in death He and Tom White andone great-grandchild and by his wife Wanda all of sisters Catherine Hall and his Leonardtown, Danny White Bryant. Louise of Clements, Jenny Williams and resident of St. A lifelong her husband Johnny of California, Janie Marys County, Junior was Shafer and her waterman. a self-employed husband Rea of Hollywood, the U.S. While enlisted in and Joe White from his wife 1944 to Army and Oct. 19, Aggie of Chaptico; siblings: Lou Nov. 19, 1945, he served as Eva, Annettelight machine a rifleman, a and Mary gunner and a of Florida; 17 Carolyn all cook. He belonged to the grandchildren and 8 great Knights of Columbus and engrandchildren. joyed playing also preceded He was cards and being with his by his siblings: in death family and his two special buddies Maynard and Jettie Rose, Janice, Cecil Ringo. and Green. Shorty moved The family received to St. Marys County in friends in the Florida while 1943 from Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Thursday, serving in the U.S. Navy Aug. 7 years a Seaman for 10 from 5as 8 p.m. with prayers being the Piney stationed atsaid at 7 p.m. A Mass Torpedo Test Range. Point of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, Aug. 8 at He met his future wife, 9:30 a.m. in Holy Angels CathAlice M. Woodburn, on olic Church, Avenue, with Fr. a blind date andofficiating. William Gurnee together they werefollowed in Sacred Interment blessed with 10 children. Heart Cemetery, Bushwood. After Pallbearers his tour, he were Johnny worked Jeremevarious Tina George, for George, local businesses Dave heavy Fay Ferguson, as a Hodgequipment mechanic/weldes, Matthew Thompson and er. Shorty later retired from Donnie Thompson. Honorary the Maryland State Highpallbearers were his grandway Administration. He children, nieces and nephews. was Contributions to helpbe always ready may a friendto Holy Angels Sacred made in need. He enjoyed repairing anything Coltons Heart School, 21335 rather Point Road, than replacingAvenue, addiit. In MD 20609, Seventh District Voltion, he was well known unteer Rescue various apfor inventing Squad, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609 paratuses that were needed and/or the house or by his aroundHospice of St. Marys, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, companions; he was defiMD 20650. nitely a jack of all trades. Arrangements provided Shortys garden was plentiby and stocked the pantry ful the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral the family. well forHome, P.A. Never without his Redman Tobacco, he enjoyed family Evelyn Tillotson gatherings, fishing, crabWoods, 86 bing, reading a good western novel, playing cards, Evelyn Tillotson Woods, shooting pool, building 86, of engine repair and boats,California died Aug. 14 in St. Marys Nursing model later in life building Center, Leonardtown. boats for the family. He Born Dec. time spent greatly enjoyed 18, 1921 in LeMoyne, Pa., she was the with his grandchildren and daughter of the late George C. great grandchildren. Many Tillotson enriched his life pets also and Eva (Dowhower) Tillotson. Evelyn was from horses to squirrels. an avidThe family received Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Evelyn is survived by friends Oct. 29 from 5 8 her p.m. indaughters, Christine the Mattingley-GarW. Moore of Chesapeake diner Funeral Home, where Beach, Md. and Deborah Prayers were of California, J. Standish said at 7 p.m. A Funeral Service was held four grandchildren, and four Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. in the Fugreat-grandchildren. neral Home Chapel with All services are private. Deacon James Somerville Condolences to the famofficiating. Intermentwww. ily may be made at followed in Charles Memorial brinsfieldfuneral.com. Gardens. Pallbearers were Arrangements by the Donald Thompson, Patrick Brinsfield Funeral Home, Farrell, J.F. Williams, DaP.A., Leonardtown. vid Boswell, Brad Pleger and Hunter Farrell. Honorary Pallbearers were his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Contributions may be made to St. Marys Nursing Center, P.O. Box 518, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Hospice of St. Marys, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or charity of your choice. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Harvey S. Zimmerman, 8

ing Center. Born Sept. 4, 1923 in Oldetown, Fla. he was the son of the late John Edward White and Anna Louise Jerrels White Everett. He was preceded in death by his wife Alice Maria Woodburn White, whom he married Nov. 22, 1945 in Leonardtown, Dec.

Harvey S. Zimmerman, 87, of Leonardtown died Nov. 4. He was born Dec. 11, 1920 in Honeybrook, Pa. to David M. and Amelia Stauffer Zimmerman. He was the loving husband of Mary Brubaker Zimmerman. For arrangement details on Harvey S. Zimmerman visit www.mgf h. com. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

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Andrea Shiell Staff Writer Richard Shin knows many of his customers by name, and he cheerfully waved and called out to them as they entered his shop, passing by and waving back as he poured green coffee beans in his large roaster and adjusted a few settings. Burlap sacks full of beans from Costa Rica, Tanzania, Brazil, and Ethiopia lined each end of the register. Warm lighting glinted off the colors of the walls as the smell of coffee wafted from one end of the shop to the other. It was a typical day at Coffee Quarter in Lexington Park, and Shin was overflowing with energy as he bounded back and forth from the dining room to the large Turkish roaster near the front of his shop. One might wonder where he would get all this energy, even though he has access to unlimited caffeine, since he works full time as an electrical engineer in addition

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La Plata Man Dies Following Waldorf Beating


Two From St. Marys Held As Suspects
By Guy Leonard Staff Writer Two St. Marys County men held as suspects in the beating of a La Plata man who later died could be facing additional charges after the victims death was ruled a homicide, according to information from the Charles County Sheriffs Office. Charles County law enforcement reports state that on Oct. 29, the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore declared Joshua Matthew Gregor, 25, died as a result of wounds he sustained after an incident at Don Savinos bar in Waldorf almost two weeks ago. Gregor died Oct. 27 in Prince Georges Hospital Center, according to Charles County police reports. Justin E. Ferrall, 30, of Hollywood and Brian A. Hickman, 28, of Mechanicsville, have both been charged with firstand second-degree assault against Gregor as well as disorderly conduct. Charging documents filed against the two men in Charles County District Court allege that at about 2 a.m. Oct. 25, a fight broke out between the two suspects and Gregor in the Don Savinos parking lot. Charging documents state that Ferrall approached Gregor whereupon an argument began between the two men, with Ferrall striking Gregor twice in the face. Police have said they do not yet know what precipitated the argument that led to the fight. To put it quite simply we dont know, said Diane Richardson, spokeswoman for the Charles County Sheriffs Office. Were trying to piece together what happened at the incident. Police believe no weapons were used during the assault, Richardson said. Investigators are seeking help from the community or other witnesses who may have information about the alleged assault. They want people to come forward and shed some light on what transpired before, during and after the attack, Richardson said. Ferrall allegedly struck Gregor, the victim, who then went to the middle of the parking lot where Hickman approached him and allegedly struck him in the face multiple times. Gregor fell, charging documents state, and hit his head on the pavement; he was knocked unconscious. Gregor was f lown by medical helicopter to Prince Georges Hospital Center in Cheverly with severe trauma to the head and face, police reports read, where he died two days later. Police stated in court papers that four witnesses at Don Savinos who saw the alleged assault all told the same version of the story. Both Hickman and Ferrall were taken into custody following the incident after f leeing from the scene, Richardson said. Ferrall was found in a truck, while Hickman was arrested on Pierce Road a short distance from the altercation, she said.

Shari Walker and Richard Shin at the Coffee Quarter in Lexington Park.

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to running his shop, making for what has often amounted to 60 hours a week at each job. Still it was easy to see that with Shin, this was one of the best parts of his day, and today he was roasting espresso beans. This is my own blend, he said, I roast the espresso just like the Italians do. By this he meant his goal would always be to achieve rich caramel-colored shots with a sweet aftertaste, like those first made famous in Italy. As for the roaster itself, Shin laughed when he said, most people think its a grinder. Most people dont know what it is, so I have to explain it to them, he said, emptying the darkened beans from the pan of the roaster to cool. The equipment itself is impressive, a Toper 10 kilo roaster from Turkey with a cast iron drum, which Shin kicks into gear as often as two or three times a week in order to keep his shop stocked with freshly roasted beans. Since opening in 2003, Shin said he aimed to bring a gourmet touch to the world of small town coffee houses, starting with the coffee, which they roast on-site each week. Theyve extended the home-roasting ethos even to the turkey and roast beef they make their sandwiches with. Shin said the homegrown apPhoto By Andrea Shiell Richard Shin stands next to his shops roaster preparing beans at the Cof- proach has not stopped there. In addition to the full deli, he fee Quarter in Lexington Park.

has also partnered with local bread gurus Beau and Shari Walker to bring a full service bakery on-site, offering no fluff, all flavor artisan breads and pastries. The Walkers said their involvement with Shins shop happened after they had enjoyed a great deal of success selling their wares at the Farmers Market. We took our dining room apart and reassembled it as a bakery, said Shari Walker as she explained their humble beginnings. We would show up in St. Marys City and by the third week, there were ten or twelve cars parked and waiting for us to set up, she said, adding that they never did get around to setting up an actual table for their product, since people would just mob their car to buy the bread when they arrived. Shin said his biggest concern during the economic crisis would be to stay afloat and diversify as much as possible. Mountain Mudd went out of business, Chicken Coop went out of businessI think a lot of small businesses are struggling. I know we are. But thats why were doing thisthis is a close-knit coffee shop, he said, as he warmly greeted yet another customer by their first name. Wed like to extend that to the rest of the community.

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have no interest in them. The rsums are impressive, he said, 3.7 GPA and higher, both engineers and professionals. I send them back a second time, a third time, he said. I refuse to accept no interest. Greer cited the example of a wheelchairbound employee who is a world-class expert in photogrammetrics, a superstar. Thats what were missing out on. Meade noted that NAVAIR has instituted measures to attract and retain IWTD. They include three sign language interpreters at Pax for the deaf and a video center that makes the interpreters available to other sites around the country. NAVAIRs Equal Employment Opportunity office also is conducting an AIRSpeed Black Belt quality improvement project to streamline the process of creating accommodations that allow disabled people to function effectively in the workplace, such as accessible computers and bathroom facilities. Lack of accommodations should never be an excuse for not hiring a disabled person, Meade said. We will figure out a way to do the accommodation, he said. Its a must-do not a nice-to-do.

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friends, and teachers had also been campaigning for her. Ive been out here since six oclock, said Crosbys son Edmund as he stood outside Green Holly Elementary, cheerfully offering information cards to voters near the parking lot. I had to go home three times today to dry my clothes, he said, pulling at his sweatshirt and grinning. Marilyn Crosby said she was impressed with this years turnout. I was at Esperanza at a quarter to seven and there was a big crowd outside, but then it died down some, she said, adding that she had seen a heavy amount of activity at other polling sites as well. Later that night, as the results came flooding in, Crosby remarked excitedly, Im shaking, this has been a nail-biter! Crosby scored a decisive victory among voters who visited the polls on Tuesday, winning 17,008 votes to Kesslers 16,422, nabbing 50.7 percent of the vote, but she was reluctant to declare an absolute victory until the absentee ballots were counted. There are 3,227 absentee ballots that havent been counted yet, she said, so its really a toss-up in a waybut I hope I hold on to the lead. As for her campaign, Crosby said it had been a long journey, but she was optimistic about the future, as she had been optimistic during the course of her campaign. Its hard to unseat an incumbent, she said, but Ive put everything Ive got in itso if I win I want to move forward with a good, happy Board of Education.

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Continued from page A- and incumbent Gary Kessler running neck and neck for the only contested seat on the Board of Education. Kessler said he had seen a lot of people at his own polling place that morning. I got in line at a quarter after six at Great Mills High School and stood out there in the rain like everyone else, he said, adding that he had never seen that many people waiting to vote before. I think everybody sees this as a watershed general election, so Im assuming theyll also cast their votes for the local elections, too, he said, I just hope for a positive outcome once the polls close, to keep the current board together to keep doing great things in St. Marys County. Crosby sounded hyper when asked about her activities on Tuesday afternoon. First I voted at Esperanza, she said, adding that she had arrived at her polling place early, and from there she had been catapulted across the county to Benjamin Banneker Elementary, Margaret Brent Middle School, and Lettie Marshall Dent later that day. Crosbys dizzying campaigning established her as a formidable contender this year, and she admitted she had been steadfast in her efforts to unseat Kessler. Everywhere I go Im campaigning, she exclaimed, adding that family members,

near Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. We have events, raise peoples consciousness and then go back to doing the things the way we always have, she said. Scott was part of a panel of three experts who addressed the seminar. The others were Commissioner Christine Griffin of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Marion Vessels, Director of the Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center, Mid-Atlantic Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Center. NAVAIR Commander Vice Adm. David Venlet also attended, but as an audience member there to learn rather than to speak. All panelists emphasized the importance of altering perceptions of the kind of work that is suitable for people with disabilities. Why do you think your job is so special that someone with a disability couldnt do it? asked Griffin, who uses a wheelchair. We have to challenge their assumptions. The seminar was moderated by Ed Greer and Jim Meade, Chair and Co-chair respectively of NAVAIRs Individuals with Disabilities Barrier Removal Team. Following the panelists initial remarks, Greer told the audience, The common thread I heard was culture, culture, culture. Greer, Executive Director of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division and Assistant Commander of Test & Evaluation, said that NAVAIR has steadily increased its hiring of individuals with targeted disabilities (IWTD), increasing from only one Photo Credit: U.S. Navy photo Liz Goetee in 2004 to 17 in 2008. Targeted dis- Ron Runion, Comptroller, Naval Air Systems Command, AIR-10.0 on abilities, which federal agencies must left and Vice Admiral David Venlet at center discuss hiring issues with keep track of, are deafness, blindness, Marion Vessels, Director of the Disability and Business Technical Asmissing limbs, partial paralysis, com- sistance Center, Mid-Atlantic, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) plete paralysis, convulsive disorders, Center. Meade and Greer both praised the high level mental illness, mental retardation and distortion of cooperation between Pax and the St. Marys of limbs or spine. County community outside the base. We are In fact NAVAIR leads the Navy, accounting blessed to have one of the closest working relafor 17% of all Navy IWTD hires last year. Thats tionships with local government, Greer said. impressive on one hand, he said, but disappointMeade said the St. Marys County commuing on the other. nity surrounding Pax also has stood up and ofThe Command is still far short of the Navys fered door-to-door bus service for disabled Pax goal of 2% of all new hires being IWTD. In NA- employees from home to the station. Once the VAIRs case, thats 55 each year. bus has delivered the employees to the gate, a Weve made significant strides overcoming base taxi picks them up and takes them to their barriers, but progress toward the 2% goal is slow, buildings. Greer said. Even worse, he added, Weve been But during the question period, a disabled outpaced by attrition. Despite the increase in an- employee said the transport system doesnt work nual IWTD hires, the total number in NAVAIR is as well as advertised, with frequent long waits actually declining due to separations - 26 in the following the bus ride for a taxi. Meade agreed past year. that the problem described was unacceptable. We need your help, said Meade, who is Well take it for action, he said. We have to do head of contracting for unmanned aircraft, strike better. weapons and other NAVAIR programs. Bring Commissioner Griffin noted that the Nationthem [disabled candidates] in for an interview. al Security Agency (NSA) has an exceptional reOur hiring process is a bit glacial and not just cord for hiring IWTD. NSA is doing extremely for the disabled. well, she said. They dont care about the packGreer urged managers to make a special ef- age. The question is, does this person have the fort to find openings when they receive rsums qualifications and skills I need? not whether the of people with disabilities and not just say they persons a quadriplegic or not.

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Planned upgrades to the CH-53D Sea Stallion and CH-53E Super Stallion engines will give pilots more power on hot temperature and high altitude flights, and Marine Heavy Lift squadrons the ability to carry more equipment, weapons, supplies and personnel further. With a few engine upgrades already in test at Patuxent River Naval Air Stations Helicopter Test and Evaluation Squadron 21, fleet operators will soon have an increased payload capability due to increased power on the CH-53D and CH-53E engines. What we are doing is actually very simple. Were outfitting the Sea Stallion and Super Stallions engines to run hotter which results in more power, said Stoney MacAdams, H-53 Assistant Deputy Program Manager. More power equals heavier loads carried further which equals more options and supportability for our troops on the ground. The CH-53D and CH-53E new engine testing is proceeding along; with both aircraft having completed functional check flights and beginning engine specific performance testing, said Maj. Jack Perrin, H-53 Platform Coordinator for Helicopter Test and Evaluation Squadron 21, Patuxent River, Md. These new engines for the 53D and E will surely improve the performance of the aircraft and assist the war fighter in completion of their mission in the global war on terror around the world. The two General Electric T64-GE-413 turboshaft engines used on each CH-53D, which has been in-service since 1969 carrying much needed supplies, equipment and personnel from ships to inland battle zones, will receive an upgraded fuel control along other key improvements including erosion-resistant titanium nitride compressor airfoils and increaseddurability hot section components. With the upgraded engine fuel control and other changes the T64-GE-413 engine will be transformed into the more powerful T64-GE-416 engine, said MacAdams. The T64-GE-416 is currently used on the CH53E Super Stallion, which has supported Marine Corps troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and continues supporting the global war on terror. The CH-53Es T64-GE-416 engines will also receive upgraded fuel controls, along with titanium nitride compressor airfoils and improved hot section components. The changes will turn T64-GE-416 engines into the more powerful T64-GE-419 engine. With the extra lifting power delivered from these upgraded engines, the Super Stallion will continue to deliver equipment and heavy weapons such as M198 howitzers and Humvees as well as perform troop insertions, said MacAdams. The Navys MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter, a CH-53E derivative, already operates with three T64-GE-419 turboshaft engines for its primary mine countermeasures missions.

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Andrea Shiell Staff Writer Kenny Norleen said he installs fiberglass pools for a living, heading up his familys business, Norco Pools in Mechanicsville since 2001. He said that his main motivation for starting up a professional Christmas decorating business was to supplement his pool installation operation during the slower winter months, much like the companys founder, Blake Smith, did in 1986 when he started Christmas Dcor in Lubbock, Texas to give his landscaping crews work during the winter. The way we got involved was the pools had a slowdown in November and Decemberso we just thought it would be a good idea to have something else to do then, said Norleen. Founded to fill an offseason void and provide year-round work for employees, Christmas Decor sprung into existence in 1986 and has emerged as the companys highest profit generator, accounting for almost half its profits. What started as a side business quickly grew into a franchise with 375 locations operating in 48 states and Canada, professionally decorating homes and businesses for over 50,000 customers each season, with plans to open locations in more than 100 new markets through franchise expansion in selective communities around the country, one of which is here in St. Marys County. Though there is a fair amount of prestige with a company that was named one of the Top Ten Home Improvement Franchises for 2008 by Entrepreneur Magazine and AOL Small Business, boasting a NiteTime Dcor franchise opportunity, a growing 30-unit concept built on exterior landscape lighting services, Norleen said that his primary focus this season would be to find someones house to decorate for free. This is our first year so were just trying to get the word out, said Norleen, adding that in addition to his residential and commercial customers, he is looking for someone to participate in the companys Decorated Family program. We try to find a soldier in our community to go in and decorate for free, he explained, adding that as of yet, the company has not found anyone to honor for their first year in the county. I have not received any applications, he said. Norleen said that any family wishing to participate in the program should email a letter of nomination to norcopools@md.metrocrast.net. In the meantime, Norleen said his franchise would be stocking enough Christmas lights and decorations to brighten more than 50 homes and businesses to start with. Norleen said he is now training the rest of his employees to begin brightening up the holidays, and with the fall chill in the air and the promise of returning soldiers to the area, Norleen said the Decorated Family program would be an important way of giving back.

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