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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Seahawks Drop Close One to No. 12 Washington & Lee
St. Mary’s City, Md. – Senior midfielder Megan Slosson recorded a hat trick and an assist in leading No. 12 Washington & Lee University to a come-from-behind 8-7 victory over the St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s lacrosse team in non-conference action Sunday afternoon. The Generals (2-0) overcame a 5-2 halftime deficit as W&L held St. Mary’s scoreless for a 20:15 span in the second half, allowing Washington & Lee to fire off four unanswered goals and post an 8-6 advantage with 10:59 remaining in the game. Four Seahawk turnovers, three saves by W&L’s senior Sarah Tilbor, and the Generals’ crashing defense prevented St. Mary’s from finding the back of the net until there were 43 seconds left on the clock. On paper, the contest was evenly matched as ground balls were equal at 26 apiece and both squads allowed 22 turnovers. The Generals outshot St. Mary’s 28-20, while the Seahawks won nine of 17 draw controls as junior midfielder Lauren Carrier and sophomore defender Karisa Carroll each had three. Slosson and junior midfielder Colleen Evans gave the Generals a 2-1 lead at 16:23 with a pair of unassisted goals before the Seahawks (1-1) rattled off four straight to post See Women’s Lacrosse page B-3

Washington & Lee March by Seahawks, 6-1
Lexington, Va. – The Generals of Washington & Lee University exploded for five runs in the seventh inning to blow open a 1-1 deadlock and claim a 6-1 non-conference victory over St Mary’s College of Maryland Saturday afternoon. W&L (5-2) staked a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Anthony Cardona singled to left field with two outs to score Byron Peyster who had singled in his at-bat. The Seahawks avoided a dangerous situation with bases loaded when senior right-hander Brian Briggs forced John Ditore to ground out second base to end the inning. The next two innings were scoreless until St. Mary’s (2-3) finally got on the scoreboard with a run of its own on the merits of freshman infielder Matt Baden’s RBI double to left field, bringing home freshman outfielder Mark Dattilio who singled to get on base. The seventh inning started with a lead-off walk followed by a sacrifice bunt. Cardona connected on an RBI double to score Peyster. A pair of wild pitches put runners on second and third, setting up for Ditore’s RBI single to allow Cardona to score and then Terrence McKelvey came home on a Seahawk error. The Generals were now up 4-1 with one out. Sophomore Jon Gill relieved senior Ryan D’Antuono and drew the second out with runners on second and third. Hunter Serenbetz notched a two-run single to finish off the General victory. See SMCM Baseball page B-3

Senior Zack Angel returns to lead the Knights in their defense of the WCAC Boys’ Lacrosse Championship.

Photo By Andrew Knowlton

Hunted Knights Coach Eager To Defend Lacrosse Crown
By Chris Stevens Staff Writer John Sothorn has made sure that the St. Mary’s Ryken boys’ lacrosse team is aware of the territory that comes with being the defending WCAC champions. “That’s exactly what we tell our players,” Sothorn responded when asked about the Knights being the hunted instead of the hunters this coming season. “There’s a big bull’s-eye on our backs. Everybody wants to beat us, and we’re going to get everyone’s best game this season.” The Knights gave very much the same effort in 2007, earning a See Ryken Lacrosse page B-3

Knights Fall Short In WCAC Play-In
Scoreless Overtime Closes Season In Disappointing Fashion
By Chris Stevens Staff Writer LEONARDTOWN – St. Mary’s Ryken boys’ basketball coach Dave Tallman told sophomore guard Elijah Matthews in the hallway after Thursday night’s Washington Catholic Athletic Conference PlayIn game that he and his teammates would be taking a lot of shots in the off-season. “If you don’t make shots, you’re not going to win,” Tallman said after his Knights failed to find the nets in a 42-35 overtime loss to St. John’s College High. “We just could not make a shot.” The Knights, who defeated the Cadets 52-41 just nine days earlier, had the tables turned on them as St. John’s patiently chipped away a 10point deficit, and eventually took a three point lead late in the fourth

Zakiya Hunter defends O’Connell’s Shannon Tumelty.

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Photo By Chris Stevens

Jon Taylor is surrounded by Cadet defenders.

Knights Win Play-In, But End Season With Loss to McNamara
By Chris Stevens Staff Writer Despite a 79-35 loss to McNamara, ending their season Saturday, the St. Mary’s Ryken girls basketball team did win their home finale 68-59 over Bishop O’Connell High School in a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Play-In game Thursday night in the Ryken High School Gymnasium. Laura Broomfield was her usual steady self with a game-high 32 points, but she got help from junior forward Erin Leddy, who pumped See Ryken Girls Basketball page B-3

quarter. “We were just patient with the ball, we did a great job defensively,” said Cadets coach Paul DeStefano. “We had a great effort and got key contributions offensively.” The Cadets’ 35-32 fourth quarter lead was short lived after Jon Taylor scored a lay-up and Melvin Ejim hit the first of two free throws to knot the score at 35.

Ejim’s missed second attempt was rebounded by Matthews, and the Knights held the ball for the final 90 seconds of regulation, but were unable to get a shot off. In the overtime period, the Knights were held scoreless while the Cadets scored seven points for the final margin of victory. See WCAC Play-In page B-2

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WCAC Play-In
Continued from page B- Taylor and Ejim led the Knights in scoring with eight points apiece. “It’s very disappointing,” said senior lius Brown, shot of the pointer) but point guard Juwho hit the first game (a threewas held score-

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Jon Taylor comes down with a rebound in Thursday night’s play-in game.

less from that point forward. “For the first time since I’ve been here, we’re not going to get to play at Gallaudet. It’s heartbreaking.” While Brown’s disappointment was evident, he was happy to say that his time at Ryken was not in vain despite the unexpected end to his career. He scored his 1,000th career point earlier in the season and is often credited with a major role in the emergence of Ryken as a player in WCAC Basketball. “I wasn’t recruited here, I came on my own,” said Brown, a native of Clinton. “It was fun playing here, I had a great experience.” Tallman thanked his seniors for everything they’ve added to the Ryken program, including 47 wins in three seasons, a marked improvement over the team’s early struggles in the conference. Tallman, in his first season as a head coach (he took over for close friend and mentor Danny Sancomb), said he has learned much while coaching in the very competitive WCAC. “It all starts with fundamentals,” he said. “We found that some things that worked and some things that didn’t. We’ll be back stronger next year.” As far as the shooting situation, Tallman has a strategy in mind to prepare for next November and his second season. “We’re going to get up 400 shots a day during this break,” he says. “We’ve got a lot of work to do.”

David Brockenberry closes in on a St. John’s ball handler.

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Photo By Chris Stevens

Jon Taylor’s eight points led the Knights, but it wasn’t enough in Thursday night’s loss to St. John’s College High School.

Boys Basketball SMAC Scores
School Lackey Thomas Stone Huntingtown McDonough Great Mills Westlake La Plata Leonardtown Chopticon Northern North Point Calvert Patuxent W 17 17 17 12 12 13 9 10 7 9 6 3 0 L 3 2 3 7 7 6 9 10 13 10 14 16 19 Pct. .850 .895 .850 .632 .632 .684 .500 .500 .350 .474 .300 .158 .000 W 13 11 11 9 8 7 7 6 5 4 4 2 0 L 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 9 9 11 14 Pct. .929 .846 .786 .692 .615 .538 .500 .429 .385 .308 .308 .154 .000

Girls Basketball SMAC Scores
School Great Mills Lackey North Point Leonardtown Westlake Huntingtown McDonough Thomas Stone Chopticon Calvert La Plata Northern Patuxent W 20 16 13 12 9 8 10 9 5 4 3 2 0 L 0 3 5 6 5 7 9 11 13 10 16 11 16 Pct. 1.000 .842 .722 .667 .643 .533 .526 .450 .278 .286 .158 .154 .000 W 14 12 10 10 7 6 7 5 4 3 2 1 0 L 0 1 3 5 4 5 6 9 8 7 12 9 14 Pct. 1.000 .923 .769 .667 .636 .545 .538 .357 .333 .300 .143 .100 .000

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Ryken Girls Basketball
Continued from page B- in a season-high 21 points as the Ryken Knights jumped out to a 17-point lead and withstood O’Connell’s late fourth-quarter charge. “When Erin scores 15 or more, we’ll give any team a run for their money,” said Ryken head coach Tara Everly. “Anytime we have more kids scoring 15-20 points a game, we’re really tough.” Broomfield scored 11 of her points in the first quarter, including three threepoint baskets as Ryken led 17-9 after one period. The Knights’ lead ballooned to as many as 17 points (47-30) late in the third quarter before O’Connell made it interesting late, shrinking the score to 63-57 on a Kelly Horvath three point shot with two minutes remaining in the game. The Knights were able to put the game away with two free throws by Jessica Long, a short bank shot by Raven Manigault and an uncontested lay-up by Leddy. O’Connell had three players in double figures, led by Sarah Jones’ 20 points. Kelly Horvath and LaToya Brown added 13 and 12 points respectively for the O’Connell Knights. Everly was pleased with Thursday’s effort, especially after spending close to a week stressing that the playoffs are a game-by-game situation. “I think they’re doing a great job, we’ve hung with most of the teams we’ve played,” she said. “The girls feel they’re competitive, and we just have to keep them believing that day by day.” Many of the Knights will return next year, save for Broomfield, who will be playing college ball at the University of North Carolina. Everly had praise for her senior forward, who missed her junior year because of a

Ryken coach Tara Everly has a word with her players during a time-out in Thursday night’s play-in game.

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knee injury.

“It’s great to see a kid who loves basketball and is driven. She has a mission of what she wants to do on the basketball court,” Everly said. While Broomfield’s graduation is a serious loss, Ryken will not be without

talent, as the freshman trio of Zakiya Hunter, Jessica Long, and forward Molly Grund will be returning next year, giving Everly youthful options to go along with next years seniors, led by Leddy and Manigault. “All three of [the fresh-

men] saw a lot of time, that’s significant in our growth,” Everly said. “If everybody works together as a unit, we will be competitive.”

SMCM Baseball
Continued from page B- Cardona and McKelvey both batted 2for-4 and scored a run while Cardona recorded a pair of RBI to pace Washington & Lee. Nate Adkins (1-0) registered the win after four solid innings with no hits and one strikeout.

Five different Seahawks collected hits, while D’Antuono suffered the loss after giving up five runs on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Special to the County Times; Courtesy of St. Mary’s College Office of Sports Information

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Laura Broomfield’s 32 points sparked the Ryken girls to a play-in victory over Bishop O’Connell Thursday night.

Women’s Lacrosse
Continued from page B- a 5-2 advantage at halftime. Carrier registered a hat trick in that 4-0 run by SMCM. Senior attacker Christine Bender and Slosson dwindled St. Mary’s lead to one goal with a pair of goals in a five-minute span. Freshman midfielder Aubrey Mirkin assisted on junior attacker Emily Norris’ third goal of the season to give the Seahawks a two-goal cushion at 20:58. Four different Generals scored as Washington & Lee got its first lead of the game on what turned out to be the game-winner as Evans finished off senior attacker Laura Henson’s dish. Evans finished with a pair, while Hen-

son had two assists. Bender scooped up a team-high four ground balls and caused two turnovers. Carrier ended the contest with a gamehigh five goals, while Norris and sophomore attacker Kelsey Branch each had a goal and an assist. Carroll hustled for a game-high seven ground balls, while Mirkin had three caused turnovers. Tilbor notched eight stops and two ground balls in the win, while freshman goalie Ella Schoming collected 10 saves in the loss for the Seahawks. Special to the County Times; Courtesy of St. Mary’s College Office of Sports Information

Ryken Lacrosse
Continued from page B- conference championship by defeating DeMatha Catholic 13-12 in the WCAC title game, the first team other than the Stags in a decade to win the conference title. The dramatic win in the championship game was the culmination of a 19-game winning streak that started after Ryken lost its first two contests last season. However, the past is where Sothorn wants 2007 to stay, as the Knights graduated several seniors and looks for newcomers to assist with the defense of their title. “Last season was great, but it’s ancient history now,” he says. “Right now, we’re 0-0.” After a scrimmage on March 8, the Knights begin their season at the Broadneck Tournament, and have added state powerhouses Landon and Saint Mary’s High School (Annapolis) to their schedule. Landon (ranked #5 nationally in pre-season polls) and Saint Mary’s (ranked fourth in the state) present a major challenge for the Knights,

but Sothorn believes his guys will step up and meet the challenges head on. “That’s our motto, ‘Be the best,’” he explained. “When you play top teams, you have to play your best or you’re going to get beat.” In order for the Knights to defend their title, senior leadership will be key, and while Sothorn expects it from all of his seniors (“we put it all on them to be leaders,” he stressed) Midfielder Zack Angel and Goaltender Andrew Wascavage are two players to watch for this coming season. Wascavage and Angel, along with AllWCAC pre-season selection Brett Schmidt, will lead the Knights into conference play, where it’s just not DeMatha at the top of the heap anymore, as Sothorn believes that as many as five teams can win the conference this season. The recipe for defending the title is simple in the Coach’s eyes. “We need great senior leadership, we’ve go to become a better defensive team and win face-offs,” he explained. “I tell the team that one or two players don’t win games, the whole group wins.”

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Kurt Schmoke, Dean of Howard University Law School And Former Mayor of Baltimore, To Deliver 2008 Woodson Lecture
Kurt L. Schmoke, dean of Howard University Law School and former mayor of Baltimore, will deliver the 2008 Woodson Lecture on diversity in higher education at St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, and is free and open to the public. A reception will be held afterwards in the Blackistone Room of Anne Arundel Hall. For more information, contact Derek Young, 240-895-2138. Schmoke is a graduate of Yale University, Harvard Law, and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. The first African-American voted into the office, he served as mayor of Baltimore City for 12 years. During his three terms in office, he strongly supported educational innovation and led a successful campaign to win more state funding to boost student achievement in the city’s public schools through a city-state partnership. His inner city revitalization efforts resulted in an See 2008 Woodson Lecture page B-5

Two Award-Winning Documentary Films By Su Friedrich To Be Screened

Kurt Schmoke

Students Raise Funds and Show Support for Homesick Soldiers in Iraq
At a liberal arts school, one of the last things you’d expect is vigorous student support for U.S. soldiers in Iraq. But for many active St. Mary’s College of Maryland students, its just par for the course. Jeffrey Faith is president of For Goodness’ Sake, a student club with an apolitical, humanitarian approach to activism. He supervised an on-campus drive for Operation Homefront, a national charity organization which collects monetary support for soldiers currently serving in Iraq. The club raked in over $500 for the charity during the weeklong drive. Amanda Reynolds, vice president of FGS, suggested this particular fundraiser. “Fundraising for Operation Homefront was a great way to let the students of St. Mary’s show their appreciation for our troops. We had a lot
Su Friedrich

See Support for Soldiers page B-5 Friedrich began filmmaking in 1978 and has produced and directed eighteen 16mm films and videos. With the exception of one work, she is the writer, director, cinematographer, sound recordist, and editor of all her films. Friedrich combines experimental, narrative, and documentary forms of filmmaking that move fluidly between the personal and the political, from autobiography to investigations of sexual identities and identity politics. A leading figure in avant-garde cinema from the outset of her career, Friedrich has been a pivotal force in the establishment of Queer Cinema. Recipient of numerous fellowships—from the NEA and the Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and Jerome Foundations—Friedrich has been honored internationally for her filmmaking. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Royal Film Archive See Documentary Films page B-7

St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) will screen award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Su Friedrich’s Sink or Swim and Seeing Red on Monday, March 3, at 8 p.m. in Cole Cinema at the Campus Center. Friedrich’s documentary is the last of five films that are part of the Theatre, Film, and Media Studies’ experimental film series. This series is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mark Rhoda at marhoda@smcm.edu or 240-895-4231.

Golden Era of Big Band Jazz Comes Alive At College
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s (SMCM) Music Department will host a concert on Friday, Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. in Montgomery Hall 25. The St. Mary’s College jazz band and jazz combo will perform the second annual Golden Era of the Big Band under the direction of Don Stapleson. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Music Department at 240-895-4498. Stapleson teaches saxophone and directs both the Jazz Combo and the Jazz Ensemble at St. Mary’s. He has performed with Ray Charles, Dexter Gordon, Nancy Wilson, and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Martha Reeves. Among See Golden Era of the Big Band page B-7

Board Of Education Enhances Communication With Public
The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County will be using the Internet to enhance communication with the public. The implementation of eGovernance’s BoardDocs on March 12, 2008, will replace the Board’s old method of compiling, printing, binding and distributing a limited number of paper meeting documents with electronic distribution. A briefing will be held for stakeholders and the press on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 3:00 p.m., in the Board of Education Meeting Room, Central Administration Office, 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, MD. The purpose of this briefing is to provide a demonstration of BoardDocs. By making meeting agendas and supporting documents available on the Internet, the Board will be able to distribute documents associated with meetings more quickly and efficiently. Electronic distribution will not only save time and resources, but will also provide unprecedented public access to information that Board members use to make decisions. Through the St. Mary’s County Public Schools website, the public can view the agenda and the supporting documents associated with a meeting. This will allow interested parties to review and print the information prior to the meeting. After the meeting, individuals can review the agenda items and see what action

was taken by the Board, complete with voting. All documents associated with a meeting are automatically archived and can be accessed by meeting date or by using the comprehensive search feature. By increasing the time Board members have to review information, BoardDocs will also enable Board members to better prepare for meetings. Under the old system, the meeting packet could not be distributed until every document had been prepared and submitted. Once all documents were submitted, the staff would spend two days assembling the documents into packets and then distributing the information to Board members. The new sys-

tem will allow documents to be published to the online agenda area as they become available, extending the time that Board members have access to the information by several days. Board members will also have access to a vast database of best practices from other school systems to gain knowledge of initiatives other Boards have considered and implemented. BoardDocs will be accessible from the school system’s website at www.smcps.org/ boe.aspx or www.boarddocs.com/mabe/smcps/ Board.nsf. For more information regarding BoardDocs or the scheduled briefing, contact See Public Communications page B-5

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Public Communications
Continued from page B- Ms. Beverly Dahlstrom at 301-475-5511, ext. 178. BoardDocs was developed in partnership with K12 administration and Board members to ease the process of assembly and distribution of board packets and supporting documents to Board members. In use since January of 2001, BoardDocs has enabled organizations to publish board agenda items, supporting documents and policies to the Internet. BoardDocs uses a structured collaborative workflow that is specifically designed to meet the unique

needs and legal requirements of public school boards, county commissions, and municipal government. Organizations interested in learning more about BoardDocs can visit http://www.boarddocs. com for more information and to experience the paperless solution first hand.

2008 Woodson Lecture
Continued from page B- increase in affordable housing for families and higher levels of home ownership, and economic growth in the business sector. In 1992 he received the National Literacy Award from President George H. W. Bush for his efforts in promoting adult literacy. He declined to seek a fourth term in December 1998. At that time, President Bill Clinton expressed his gratitude to Schmoke “for his public service to Baltimore and our nation.” The annual Carter G. Woodson Lecture honors the father of African- American

History. Woodson was an author, editor, publisher, historian, and founder of the Journal of African American History, which he started in 1915. Past speakers in the Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series have included Julianne Malveaux, Tony Brown, Donna Brazile, Molefi Asante, Derrick Bell, Bernice Johnson Reagon, and Lonnie Bunch.

Blessing of the Fleet
The Blessing of the Fleet is proud to announce that Facchina Global Systems of LaPlata, Maryland, Community Bank of Tri County, Pepsi soft drink Company, and MIL Corp. of Patuxent River, have signed on to be new major sponsors. The event will be held at Colton Point, at the St. Clement’s Island Museum grounds. This years main attraction will be the Grand Reopening of the “Blackistone Lighthouse” on St. Clement’s Island. Visitors attending the Blessing will get a free boat ride to the Island to tour the new Lighthouse. Costumed actors will portray Josephine Freeman and her family, who was the lighthouse keeper. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman lived in the building until she died there in 1906. The event is sponsored by the Seventh District Optimist Club and will be held on October 4 & 5, 2008. For information about the Blessing of the Fleet, contact the St. Clement’s Island Museum at 301-769-2222 or Robert Steele Pogue at 301769-2019, email rspogue@ ao..com. Visit our website www.7thdistricoptimist.org

Annual Auction
The Mechanicsville Optimist Club will hold their annual Auction on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the Mechanicsville Fire Department Social Hall. A Yard Sale and viewing of items will begin at 7 a.m. inside the firehouse. The Auction gets underway at 9 a.m. with auctioneer Scott Blankenship. All proceeds benefit the Youth of the Community. Antiques, collectibles, trips, furniture, golf sessions, sports memorabilia, and much more. Something for everyone. Food and refreshments available. All purchases are tax deductible.

Summer Fine Arts Camp Scheduled
St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be sponsoring the Elementary School Summer Fine Arts Camp, June 23 - 27, 2008, for students completing grades 3, 4, and 5; and the Middle School Fine Arts Camp, July 7 - July 11, 2008, for students completing grades 6, 7, and 8. Both camps will be held at Leonardtown High School from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for students to participate in enrichment activities in one of the following course areas: band, chorus, orchestra, theatre (limited to 25 students for each level), and visual arts. Students enrolled in the band and orchestra will need to have completed at least one year of study within their school program. Each day students will have two sessions in their course area, one session incorporating reading and writing and one session in movement. It will be a week filled with activities, skills, fun, and friends. Field trips will also be incorporated in the week’s program. Students will need to provide their own transportation to Leonardtown High School and their own lunch. The camp will provide a morning and afternoon snack. Students in band and orchestra will also need to provide their instrument and any necessary supplies (reeds, strings, etc.). The camp will provide all other supplies. An evening of the arts is scheduled for Friday, June 27, 2008, for the Elementary School Fine Arts Camp and Friday, July 11, 2008, for the Middle School Fine Arts Camp. Both programs will begin at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium at Leonardtown High School. All campers are expected to attend the evening program. The tuition for the camp is $135.00 for students attending schools in St. Mary’s County and $185.00 for students attending schools not in St. Mary’s County. There will be no tuition refunds. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Students attending nonpublic schools are encouraged to attend. Call Lynne Morgan Smoot at 301-4755511, ext. 112, to have an application mailed to you or for any additional information. Put your summer to good use! Come learn, have fun, and meet new friends!

Catnip as a Cash Crop Presentation on the Production of Catnip for Profit
The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is hosting a presentation on the growing of catnip as a regional specialty crop. Leon Seidman, President of Cosmic Pet Products a wholesale manufacturer and distributor of cat products based in Hagerstown, Md (www.cosmicpet. com) will address this alternative agricultural opportunity at 9 a.m. on Tues, February 26, 2008 at the SMADC offices 15045 Burnt Store Road in Hughesville, Maryland. Catnip is a specialty crop that is very profitable on a per acre bases and has several high profit derivative products associated with it as a core product within the pet industry, Catnip yields can vary from 1,000-2,000 pounds of finished product per acre. Currently crop prices are over $1.00 per pound of nonorganic and over $2.75 pound per pound of organic As a member of the mint family, catnip is an alkaline loving perennial that does best with regular watering. It can be planted by seeding or transplants. Even though it is a perennial most farmers choose a 3-year planting rotation. Catnip is a modest user of fertilizer. Much of the knowledge and experience gained from growing tobacco can be used in growing catnip. In addition, there is also a market for catnip oil. Catnip oil is produced by steam distillation and catnip oil is worth over $100.00 per pound. Catnip pellets, made from catnip dust and extruded like rabbit pellets are another byproduct of catnip production. Cosmic Pet Products has been supplying catnip to the pet industry for over 35 years and Mr. Seidman will provide and overview of the commercial viability of catnip production. In 2007 Cosmic Pet Products used over 25,000 pounds of catnip pellets at a cost of $0.80 per pound. Cat toys, using catnip, are another side product of catnip production. Cosmic purchases over 250,000 catnip toys from home-based sewers. This cottage industry method of manufacturing allows people to earn money at their own pace. Cosmic Pet will purchase over $600,000 worth of catnip products during 2008. Cosmic currently exports catnip to 13 countries and is expanding international sales. According to Mr. Seidman, expectations are for the market to double over the next 5 years. SMADC, The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission, was established to promote diverse, market-driven agricultural enterprises, which, coupled with agricultural land preservation, will preserve Southern Maryland’s environmental resources and rural character while keeping the region’s farmland productive and the agricultural economy vibrant. To learn more about additional programs and resources, contact SMADC, P. O. Box 745, Hughesville, MD 20637; phone: 301-274-1922; fax: 301274-1924; email cbergmark@ somarylandsogood.com; or visit these websites: www. somdtrails.com or www.somarylandsogood.com.

Support for Soldiers
Continued from page B- of support from the campus community, and almost everybody tried to donate something. I think this really shows that, despite the different opinions we may have about politics, we all care a great deal about our troops and want to help them in any way we can.” Katy Arnett, assistant professor of education, has a loved one who recently served. “When I first heard about the various campus

groups working to support Operation Homefront, I was immediately moved. I know firsthand what stress is involved when a spouse is serving in a war zone, and it’s gestures like these fundraising efforts--and the work of Operation Homefront--that can really help family members who are stateside better manage such a difficult time.” For Goodness’ Sake has raised awareness and funds for a variety of humanitarian causes, including local homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Their next cause is animal rights.

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Pet Owners As Pet Health Advocates
Sharing your life with a companion animal is truly a joy. It is also a responsibility to be taken seriously. As such, the Tri-County Animal Shelter wants pet owners to remember that they are the first line of defense in keeping their pets happy and healthy. By working as a team with your veterinarian, you can increase the chances that your pet will be with you for a very long time. No one knows your pet better than you. You can best detect and interpret subtle signs that may mean your pet is not feeling well. You know your pet’s routine, how much they normally eat and drink, and how often they relieve themselves. By being alert to changes in your pet’s physical condition or behavior, you can help your veterinarian catch medical problems in the early stages where they can be most effectively treated. Problems caught early can save money down the road. On a daily basis, you should give your pet a good once-over with your hands, feeling for any lumps or changes in coat texture. Monitor their food and water intake daily as well. And while not pleasant, you should look at urine and feces to check for blood, parasites and consistency. Your neighbors may think you have issues, but it’s all in the name of science. An annual physical is always money well spent, even if your pet is current on his shots. This gives your veterinarian a chance to catch anything you may have missed, and to talk with you about your pet’s routine and general health. Make sure you get your money’s

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worth: you should feel comfortable when you leave that all of your questions have been answered in a way that you understand. When it comes to your pet’s health, there are no dumb questions. It’s obvious that you should contact your veterinarian if your pet is limping, has sudden changes in appetite, weight gain or loss, develops a lump, or becomes listless when they are normally active. But it’s also better to be safe than sorry if something about your pet seems a little off or unusual to you. Get in touch with your veterinarian so the two of you can develop a game plan. And remember, as a survival instinct, cats hide illnesses well compared to dogs. It’s up to you to speak for your pet, and to develop a trusting relationship with a veterinarian. You both want the same thing for your pet-a long and healthy life.

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Recipes
Traditional Raisin Scones
From foodnetwork.com Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 1-tablespoon baking powder 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons sugar 3 large eggs 1/3-cup buttermilk 1/2-cup raisins Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Sift together the flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the 1/4-cup sugar, beating until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, then add the flour mixture and the buttermilk. Sprinkle the raisins over the dough and gently fold them in. 3. Using an ice-cream scoop, place mounds of dough on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Bake for 20 minutes. 4. Serve the scones warm, with softened butter and preserves.

Ultimate Coffee Cake
From foodnetwork.com Ingredients 16 to 18 unbaked frozen dinner rolls 1 (3-ounce) package regular butterscotch pudding mix, not instant 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2-cup pecans, chopped 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted Directions The night before place frozen rolls in well greased Bundt pan. Sprinkle dry pudding mix over rolls. Sprinkle brown sugar over pudding mix. Sprinkle chopped pecans over brown sugar. Pour melted butter over all. To prevent the dough from forming a hard crust while its rising overnight, cover with a damp towel or tightly wrap with plastic wrap. Let rise overnight at room temperature, about 8 to 10 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Turn pan over onto a serving platter to remove. Serve by pulling apart chunks with forks.

Gram’s Chicken Pot Pie
From kraftfoods.com

Luscious “Cream Puffs”
From kraftfoods.com Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (1/2 of 17.3-oz. pkg.), thawed 1-cup cold milk 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling 1/2 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping 1 square BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted 2. UNFOLD pastry sheet; place over chicken mixture. Fold under edges of pastry; press onto top of baking dish to seal. Brush pastry with egg. Cut several slits in top crust to permit steam to escape. 3. PLACE dish on baking sheet. Bake 30 min. or until deep golden brown. Let stand 5 min. before serving. Directions 1. PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface; roll pastry out to 10-inch square. Cut into nine circles with 3inch cookie cutter or rim of glass. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Ingredients 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing 1 lb. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables 1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup 1/4 lb. (4 oz.) VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut up 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (1/2 of 17.3-oz. pkg.), thawed 1 egg, lightly beaten Directions 1. PREHEAT oven to 400ºF. Heat dressing in large skillet. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 min. or until cooked through. Stir in vegetables, soup and VELVEETA. Spoon into greased 9inch square baking dish.

2. MEANWHILE, pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Cover. Refrigerate 15 min. 3. CUT pastry circles horizontally in half. Spoon pudding mixture evenly into bottom halves of pastry; cover with tops. Drizzle with chocolate. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini
From foodnetwork.com Ingredients 1-pound linguini 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 large shallot, finely diced 5 cloves garlic, sliced Pinch red pepper flakes, optional 20 large shrimp, about 1 pound, peeled and deveined, tail on Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 lemon, juiced 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves Directions 1. For the pasta, put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. When it has come to the boil, add a couple of tablespoons of salt and the linguini. Stir to make sure the pasta separates; cover. When the water returns to a boil, cook for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the pasta is not quite done. Drain the pasta reserving 1 cup of water. 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes (if using) until the shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper; add them to the pan and cook until they have turned pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan; set aside and keep warm. Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons oil. When the butter has melted, return the shrimp to the pan along with the parsley and cooked pasta and reserved pasta water. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. 3. Drizzle over a bit more olive oil and serve immediately.

Bruschetta
From eatbetteramerica.com Ingredients 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, drained 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves 1-tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 16 (1/2-inch-thick) slices baguette, toasted (about 6 oz)

Directions 1. Stir together tomatoes, basil, olive oil and garlic. 2. Spoon mixture onto toasted bread slices. Serve immediately.

LIBRARY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Join the Big Read excitement
Pick up a copy of Ernest Gaines book, A Lesson Before Dying, and join in the Big Read, a National Endowment for the Arts’ initiative to spark an interest in reading by getting communities to focus on the same book. Not only can you read or listen to the book and join in discussions, you can watch the movie based on the book. The movie will be shown at each branch during March. Books, audio books, dvds of the movie, and reader’s guides are available at the libraries. The first book discussion will be held at Charlotte Hall Library on Mar. 3 at 7 p.m. To view a complete schedule of the activities click on Big Read at www. stmalib.org fun begins at 10 a.m. at Charlotte Hall library, 12:30 p.m. at Leonardtown and 2 p.m. at Lexington Park. Registration is required for these free programs. Children can enter a free drawing held at each library this week for a Dr. Seuss book and stuffed animal.

Libraries offer storytimes
Storytimes are free and no registration is required. Baby steps storytimes are for ages 2-12 months, toddler storytimes are for ages 1-2 ½ years and pre-school storytimes are for all ages but are geared for ages 3-5. Wiggle-Giggle is for those little ones who have extra energy. Charlotte Hall: Baby steps are on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., toddler on Tuesdays at 10 and 10:30 a.m., and pre-school on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Leonardtown: Baby steps are on Mondays at 10 a.m.; Wiggle-Giggle on Mondays at 11 a.m.; toddler on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.; and pre-school on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Lexington Park: Baby steps are on Mondays at 9:15 a.m., toddler on Mondays at 9:45 and 10:30 a.m., and pre-school on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Stories and More are presented by St. Mary’s College students between 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Friday mornings at Lexington Park Library. Evening storytimes will be held Mar. 5 at Lexington Park and Mar. 6 at Charlotte Hall and Leonardtown. All three start at 6:30 p.m.

TAG planning a multigenerational game night
The members of the library’s TAG (Teen Advisory Group) are sponsoring a Gaming Across Generations fun night on March 4, 5:30 -7 p.m. at Leonardtown, March 6, 5-7 p.m. at Charlotte Hall and on March 8, 1-4 p.m. at Lexington Park. Teens are invited to bring parents or an older relative or friend to show how to play DDR or Guitar Hero on the library’s Wii. Guests are encouraged to bring board games they played as teens to share. No registration required.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday
Children of all ages are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 1. The

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Golden Era of the Big Band Documentary Films
Continued from page B- his other accomplishments, Stapleson has performed at the National Theater as a member of the pit orchestra during its productions of Annie Get Your Gun and Cats, and has recently appeared as guest soloist with the Chesapeake Chamber Orchestra. Stapleson attended the Berklee College of Music and holds degrees from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the University of Maryland. Continued from page B- of Belgium, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the National Library of Australia. The Chronicle Review wrote that Sink or Swim is “one of the most emotionally moving avant-garde films produced in the past twenty-five years.” Friedrich teaches film and video production at Princeton University. The Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies would like to thank the following for their generous support of the First Annual TFMS Film Series: Lecture and Fine Arts of St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Arts Alliance of St. Mary’s College of Maryland; the Department of Anthropology; and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Energy Conservation Committee Sponsors Poster Contest
St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ (SMCPS) Energy Conservation Committee is sponsoring a poster contest for SMCPS students. Students are asked to design a poster that shows the importance of energy conservation or recycling. The contest runs from February 20--March 5, 2008. Categories are: Elementary School – Pre-kindergarten & Kindergarten Elementary School – 1st & 2nd grades Elementary School – 3rd, 4th & 5th grades Middle School - 6th, 7th & 8th grades High School – 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grades Elementary schools will submit two winners per category for a total of six winners. Middle and high schools will submit two winners per grade level. Individual school winners will compete for a countywide award. Winning posters will be used to promote SMCPS’ energy conservation and recycling programs. For more details, contact the Site Energy Coordinator at your school or Ms. Loretta Durdock at 301-475-4256, ext 183.

Personal Enrichment Course
Tobacco Culture in Southern Maryland: Origins, History, and Demise
At the Waldorf Center campus of the College of Southern Maryland April 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2008 Saturdays – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tuition: $10.00, Fees: $45.00 Discover the origins, history, and demise of Southern Maryland’s tobacco crop. Learn about the importation of tobacco from South America to the North American colonies in the 1600s and the thriving “noxious weed.” Learn about life on a middling class tobacco plantation in 1775 and how the lives of these planters changed over several generations. Discover how tobacco companies produced, shipped, marketed, and promoted tobacco use in America. Explore the tobacco buyout and governmental intervention in the last two decades. For more information call Vickie Grow at 301 -934-7652 or email vickieg@csmd.edu

All you can eat Breakfast
The Associates of Bay District are holding a Breakfast, Sunday, March 2, 2007 from 8 a.m. – Noon at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Company 3’s Social Hall. The Breakfast is All You Cant Eat. $8.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Kids 5-12 and Children under 5 eat FREE. There will be raffles and much more to enjoy this breakfast. For any questions you may contact Melissa Gould (301) 863-2065.

Lenten Fish Fry Dinner
Don Stapleson

Our Lady of the Wayside Church will have a 70th Anniversary Lenten Fish Fry Dinner on Friday, March 14 2007 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Loretto Hall at 37575 Chaptico Road in Chaptico. Prices will be-$8 for adults $6 for children 612 and children 5 and under free. Menu includes fried fish,

French Fries, green beans, coleslaw, dinner roll and iced tea. Desert will also be available but sold separately. For further information contact Brenda Russell at 301-373-2709 or at rsbrssll@AOL.COM.

Start Your Engine With Tailgating Tips for Race Fans
Considered the top spectator sport in the country, the auto racing industry is a multi-billion dollar business with 75 million fervent fans. Attending an auto race is unlike any other sporting event. NASCAR races regularly attract more than 100,000 fans, many of which travel from track to track in RVs decked out in the colors and paraphernalia of their favorite drivers. Tailgating is taken seriously, with weekend-long activities culminating with Sunday’s big race. Whether you’re a racing enthusiast or first- time fan, take the track in stride with some simple tailgating tips offered by CN8’s Lynn Doyle. The eight-time Emmy Award-winning host of CN8’s nightly “It’s Your Call” is spotlighting auto racing in a year-long series, “Trackside 101,” which explores the thriving sport, its devoted fans and talented drivers. Throughout the year, “It’s Your Call” will report from NASCAR tracks, speak with auto racing experts and even visit a few tailgate parties. “Auto racing as a sport, a business and a cultural phenomenon is truly remarkable,” said Doyle. “I’m excited to explore all facets of the industry with ‘Trackside 101’ and there is no better way to get in the racing spirit than by taking part in a tailgate.” Following are a few of Doyle’s tips to throwing a triumphant tailgate party: • Arrive early and stay late. “For auto racing fans, the weekend tailgate is almost as enjoyable as the race itself,” advises Doyle. “Scoring a prime location is key to setting the scene for a successful party.” While some fans set up camp a few days before the big event, plan to at least arrive several hours before the event kicks off and stay for a couple of hours after the race has ended to enjoy the tailgate, avoid traffic and make the most of your race experience. • Show your colors. “Tailgates are a great place to meet fellow fans and form friendships that can last a lifetime,” says Doyle. Whether you’re cheering on Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon, get out your gear and show some spirit. Wear a shirt or decorate your vehicle and you will find that fellow fans will flock to you to discuss your favorite driver and the big race. • Food, food, food! Arguably the best part about a good tailgate is the food. Even those new to auto racing can impress their friends and fellow fans with the right food. “Have some fun and create a themed menu honoring whatever city you’re in or after your favorite driver’s hometown,” Doyle suggests. • Hit the highway. With racetracks all across the country, take a road trip and see your favorite sport somewhere new and different. “This is a great way to experience a new city, see some of the country and enjoy the thrill of racing,” said Doyle. “Trackside 101” will showcase several of these locations including: Daytona International Speedway, Dover International Speedway, New Hampshire International Speedway, Richmond International Speedway and more. A year-long series showcasing all things auto racing, “Trackside 101” airs on “It’s Your Call” on CN8, The Comcast Network. The show will visit several racetracks, featuring live reports, exclusive interviews and an in-depth look at the popular sport. “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” is an Emmy Awardwinning, issues-oriented talk show that begins where the nightly news stops. It’s part news/talk and part barometer, gauging the attitude and emotions of CN8’s viewers. The show airs live weeknights from 9–10 p.m. on CN8 with a 30-minute version airing Sundays at 9 p.m. that highlights the hot topics making headlines through debate and

United Way Event Cancelled
The United Way had an event scheduled at the JT Daughtery Conference center on Saturday, March 8, 2008. We had booked Deanna Bogart to perform. The Board is postponing the event to a date as yet undetermined, but we look forward to hosting Ms. Bogart in the future. Any ticket holders may call (301) 863-0101 for refunds.

CN8’s Lynn Doyle talks racing with Dave Charpentier, Crew Chief for driver Paul Menard.

personal stories. To learn more about “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” or to watch the show online, please visit www.CN8.tv. CN8 is the nation’s preeminent regional 24-hour cable

network, producing live, original and interactive programming covering the worlds of sports, politics, personal finance, issues, entertainment and more.

Traffic stop leads to arrest for narcotics, weapon
On February 25th, 2008 Lt. Daniel D. Alioto observed a vehicle fail to stop for a red signal on Great Mills Road. A vehicle stop was conducted and upon making contact with the operator, Steven Edward Mouring, 29, of Upper Marlboro, a strong odor of burnt marijuana was detected. Patrol Deputies Cpl. Julian Schwab and Deputy James

Maguire arrived to assist. As Mouring exited the vehicle he began to run on foot. A chase ensued in which Mouring was allegedly armed with a handgun. A physical altercation began between Alioto and the suspect. As both were on the ground the suspect threw the weapon and the physical confrontation continued. Maguire assisted in getting the suspect in custody as Schwab located and safeguarded the weapon. A search incident to arrest revealed a quantity of marijuana, related paraphernalia and

Ecstasy. A female passenger fled the vehicle and was not located. Mouring was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, resisting arrest and fleeing and eluding. He was released on $10,000 bail.

Arrested for disorderly conduct
On February 26, 2008 at approximately 2:20 a.m.

SDFC. Patrick Handy responded to Great Mills Court in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival Handy observed Samuel Lee Montgomery, 37, of Lexington Park in the parking lot of the apartment complex with his shirt off screaming and yelling. Montgomery’s disorderly actions caused several neighbors in the surrounding buildings to come outside to investigate the disturbance. Handy approached Montgomery, in an attempt to contact and calm him. Montgomery

attempted to flee. Montgomery refused to calm down, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Charged with second degree assault
On February 25, 2008 at approximately 1:00 a.m. Deputy Matthew Rogers responded to Flower Drive in Great Mills for a report of a domestic assault in progress. Investigation revealed Mary

Agnes Morgan, 37, of no fixed address allegedly assaulted the victim, 42, male, of Great Mills by striking him in the head with a glass object causing a laceration. Morgan was arrested and charged with second degree assault. Emergency medical services responded to the scene to treat and transported the victim to St. Mary’s Hospital.

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Maintaining Frozen Food Safety and Freshness
Frozen foods and previously fresh foods that have been frozen for storage present a distinct advantage for people, particularly the convenience of having meals on demand. But many people are unsure of the safety of freezing, how to do it properly to protect flavor and freshness of an item, and what is the shelf life of a frozen food. What Can Be Frozen? Basically any food, except for canned goods and eggs in shells, can be frozen. Another exception is any product that does not recommend freezing as stated on its packaging. While you can freeze just about anything, the texture and the results upon defrosting the food may not be what you desire. Some foods just don’t freeze well, such as cream sauces, soft cheeses, lettuce, etc. How Does Freezing Work to Keep Food Safe? Freezing keeps food safe by slowing the movement of molecules, present. Microoganisms that can cause both food spoilage and foodborne illness actually enter a dormant stage during freezing. Freezing will preserve food, but it will not destroy any microorganisms present. Once the food is thawed, these bacteria, yeasts and mold will become active once again. Handle thawed foods as you would perishable foods. It’s important to note that thorough cooking is the only safe way to destroy foodborne organisms. Packaging Foods to Maintain Quality Meats purchased at the store can be frozen in their supermarket packaging, but the packages are permeable — letting in air. Air is what dries out food and contributes to freezer burn. Freezer burn is not harmful, but it can affect the flavor and the texture of foods once thawed. Airtight foil wrapping, containers, and freezer bags should be used for long-term frozen food storage. Frozen Food Shelf Life Frozen foods can remain safe to eat indefinitely. The only thing long-term freezing may contribute to is a compromise of taste, color or texture — especially if the food is improperly wrapped. Here are some guidelines for food storage for optimum taste: Casseroles: 2 to 3 months Hot Dogs: 1 to 2 months Meat, uncooked roasts and steaks: 4 to 12 months Meat, uncooked ground: 3 to 4 months Poultry, uncooked whole: 12 months Poultry, uncooked parts: 9 months Soups and stews: 2 to 3 months Safe Defrosting Freezing and defrosting go hand in hand where food is concerned. It’s important to follow safe defrosting procedures to ensure foodborne illnesses don’t occur. The best places to defrost food are in the refrigerator or in a bowl of cold water/cold running water. Do not defrost food on a countertop. Many microwave oven models also have defrost setting, allowing you to defrost foods quickly.

Sudoku

Kids Corner

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

Crossword

CLUES ACROSS
1. Small cavity in rock 4. Cause to change 10. Current unit 13. Carryall 14. Caution 15. Golf score 16. Final part 18. Existing or coming before 19. Wedding response 20. A way to till 21. Paragons 23. Tenorala: aka _____ Bluff 25. Lung disease caused by silica 29. Lodging establishments 31. Opie actor Howard 32. Prong 33. Macao monetary unit 34. __ Dhabi, Arabian capital 35. CNN’s founder 36. Of a society that has not developed writing 40. Brew 42. A lyric poem with complex stanza forms 43. Indicates near 44. Food shops: delicates____ 46. Snakelike fish 47. Harpoons 51. Weekend days

54. Valuable or useful possession 55. An edict of the Russian tsar 56. Deaf alphabet used in the US 58. The side of something that is sheltered from the wind 59. Slang for a periodic publication 60. Pretend 65. Consciousness of your own identity 66. Displace 67. Golf ball ready to strike 68. Lair 69. Angles or pitches 70. Wife of Saturn

Last Week’s Puzzle Solutions

CLUES DOWN
1. Caribbean religious cult 2. Level best 3. Command right 4. Prefix for outside 5. Nostrils 6. Latin for hail 7. Stake 8. Milk sugar: ___tose 9. Moral principle 10. Strikingly appropriate

11. A small tarred line of 2 strands 12. Ironed 13. Part between hip and knee 17. Hold back to a later time 22. Intersperse 24. Scorch or sizzle 26. In an angry way 27. Rounded subdivision of an organ 28. Becomes hardened to 30. Flew alone 36. US military headquarters 37. The content of cognition 38. Shock 39. Standoffs 40. Regarded something as probable 41. Escaped outflow 45. Type genus of the Suidae 48. Slumbrous 49. Actor Keanu 50. Warhorse 52. Brother of Romulus 53. Wooden shoe 57. Units of play in tennis 61. Early programming language (1957) 62. Malaysian Isthmus 63. The longest division of geological time 64. Hilo International Airport

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REAL ESTATE RENTALS
4 bedroom cape cod has been completely remodeled. Hardwood floors thru out. Replacement windows. Full unfinished basement. Non-smokers, no pets. Price: $1295. Call Carol Choporis 301-862-2169. Looking for a nice, affordable room with ample space? Welcome home! This house has 5 bedrooms (3-upper level, 2 lower-level), 3 full bathrooms, a full sized kitchen with dining room and living area, downstairs living area, full size washer/dryer, and a large patio with a water view!!! 2 males and 1 female occupy upper level. One male occupies lower level (where room for rent is located). Full house privelages. Beautiful bathroom with large soaking tub and shower would be shared between the two rooms in the lower level. Upper level roommates have seperate bathrooms. Utilities will be equally divided between all roommates (5), and include: water, cable (Direct TV), electric, and trash removal. FREE EXTRA STORAGE in shed on property!!! Six month lease offers great flexibility! Call Thomas today at 240.925.1159 or e-mail, to set up an appointment to see your new home! Price: $450.

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HELP WANTED
We are looking for a mature, outgoing person who enjoys working with the public to work as a front desk/ receptionist in our busy orthodontist office. You must be willing to travel between our Waldorf, Clinton and Charlotte Hall offices. Experience is preferred. Please fax a resume to 301-843-8305. The Southern Maryland Youth Flag Football League (SMYFFL) is getting ready for the upcoming spring 2008 season. Applicants will be evaluated for a two week period on their performance. Those who make the final selection will have the option to not only officiate this season in the SMYFFL, but also return to the league for future seasons (Spring and Fall). The season begins April 12th and ends June 8th. Games are in Waldorf Md on Saturdays from 9am-4pm with some Sundays possible. All officials are required to purchase their own referee equipment. Flexible schedule. No experience needed . Will Train. Field Supervisor - Setup and Tear down Football Fields each week. Must also ensure fields are free of litter at the end of the day. $750 for Spring season($100 per weekend). All equipment is supplied by the league. Both positions require applicants to be extremely reliable and responsible. Must be at least 19 years of age. To apply or get more information, contact the league office at 301-9325879, commish@smyffl. com or visit http://www. smyffl.com. MEDICAL – Eye Associates is seeking an outgoing, personable individual to work with our front desk team. Duties include check in, check out and surgery scheduling. The position is available in our Prince Frederick office. Must be willing to travel to other offices. Medical/surgical practice experience and medical insurance knowledge necessary. Please fax resume to 410-535-5749. Please no calls. Our close knit team is seeking a new outstanding player! The position involves making appointments, answering calls, handling payments, and dealing directly with patients. We are looking for a highly motivated detail oriented person with good people skills. Experience working in a dental office is a requirement and preference will be given to those with Dentrix experience. Come and join us and enjoy going to work again. Email your resume to Somddoc@gmail.com. House of Dance is looking for Male Ballroom/Latin Instructors. If interested or know someone who is qualified, please contact Donna Jordan at 301-3736330 or by e-mail at donna@bodyshakers.com. Michelangelo’s Salon and Spa has an opening for a full/part-time nail technician. We have to locations to serve cliential one in Huntingtown and one in Lusby. Must be available some saturdays. Great working enviornment. Join our talented team. Full-time Ortho Assistant wanted for a busy White Plains, MD orthodontic practice. Qualified candidate should have some chairside experience, thrive in a fast paced environment, work independently, anticipate orthodontist’s needs, grasp new concepts quickly, display mature, positive attitude and possess great communication skills. Competitive salary, bonus, ESOP and benefits package available. If interested, please call Cyndi Baggarly 301-8704553, or email cbaggarly @neibauerdental.com

HELP WANTED
Spalding Consulting, Inc. is currently accepting resumes for Junior Financial Analysts in support of an anticipated upcoming contract in Lexington Park, MD. A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or a related field; or three years business and financial experience required. Candidate must have experience in financial analysis, Federal accounting, budgeting, and reporting. Candidate will conduct analysis and assist in evaluating financial management processes. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal direction. U.S. Citizenship is required. Spalding Consulting, Inc. offers excellent starting salary and benefits, including Medical, Dental, Tuition Assistance, and 401(k) Savings & Investment. Please submit resume and salary requirements to careers@scipax.com dO YOU LOVE cANdLES? The leading direct sales marketer of candles and accessories is expanding in the So. MD area. Full and Part time career opportunities available. NO CASH INVESTMENT, no inventory, no deliveries, weekly profit checks with montly bonuses. WWW.PARTYLITE. BIZ/GINNY Call 301-737-0622 Spalding Consulting, Inc. is currently accepting resumes for an Administrative Specialist in Lexington Park, MD. A High School diploma or GED plus 2 years governmentrelated administrative experience is required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint as well as familiar with Microsoft Project. Must have experience in composing meeting minutes, maintaining schedules, and developing status reports. Candidate will assist contractor and government personnel with administrative duties including collecting data, preparing meeting minutes, developing and maintaining project schedules, creating financial spreadsheets, and assisting in the reconciliation of financial documents. Must be willing to adapt to style and format rules set by the customer. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal direction. U.S. Citizenship is required. Spalding Consulting, Inc. offers excellent starting salary and benefits, including Medical, Dental, Tuition Assistance, and 401(k) Savings & Investment. Please submit resume and salary requirements to careers@scipax.com. Commercial Drywall and Finishers needed for immediate start. Please call Ron at 410-440-2596 for interview. PT Court Advocate needed to work with victims of domestic violence to secure protective orders and assist with safety planning. Ongoing training provided, but prefer experience in legal setting, courts and/or human services. Responsible, strong communicator required; must be able to work independently. Email resume to jobs@ smcfa.net or fax/mail to (301) 373-4147 or SMCFA Court Advocate, Box 760, Hollywood, MD 20636. Newly established full service glass company looking for someone to install glass, mostly automotive jobs. Must be able to install windshields, backglass, remove & re-installing automotive door glass as well. Must also be able to install plate glass, houses & businesses etc. Candidate to make 50% of every job. Call 301.862.1936. Email bdrglass@md.metrocast. net.

HELP WANTED
Fast paced Southern Maryland firm is interviewing portfolio managers. This is an accreditated firm and all applicants must be willing to complete coursework necessary to receive certification. All training costs paid for by company. Candidate must be a self directed, team player with excellent communication skills and computer literate. Paid holidays, vacation, and health insurance. Must have reliable transportation and valid drivers license. Smoke-free environment. Call 301-843-8111. $AVON$AVON$AVON Reps Needed In All Areas. Earn Up To 50% Start Up Fee Only $10 call 1-800-868-8812 Mid-size Personal Injury Law Firm in Upper Marlboro, seeks Legal Secretary/Paralegal. Law firm experience required. Personal Injury law experience is preferred. Must be outgoing, dependable person who enjoys working with people. Applicants must have excellent typing & communication skills (testing required). Great opportunity to work in a busy and professional office. Call 301-952-1311. If you are a self starter who is dependable and experienced in the marine industry, Drum Point Marine is looking for technicians with experience in diesel and gas marine engines. Experience with generators and/or marine electronics helpful. Salary commensurate with experience. Retirement/ Health benefits and factory training available to the qualified applicant. Call 410-326-3256. Spa Coordinator-Part time-10-15 hours per week including Saturdays, located in northern Calvert County. We are seeking a well rounded, likeable and upbeat person who understands how to make others feel special. Your terrific communication and organizational skills will come in handy daily. We need someone who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty doing the daily housekeeping chores, while presenting a professional appearance. You need computer software and keyboard skills, and the ability to initiate action on your own; in short,a responsible individual. If you can remain serene while juggling phone and client needs then you may have a place to call home. Call for application410.286.3030.

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Super clean Chevrolet Tahoe. Loaded: Leather, heated/ power seats, cd, power locks and windows, 5.7 L V8, trailer hitch, 4 WD, rear AC, roof rack, running boards. Black exterior, light gray leather interior. Clean engine compartment. Only minor scratches in paint, and normal wear in interior, no major stains in carpet. SMOAK FREE! Please email me if you would like to see photos. christy _sterling@hotmail.com Price: $7,000 OBO. 1989 Ford F-150, V6, 4wd- Runs Good! Drives Good! Hydrolic Dump Bed! $1500 or best offer. Please call 410-414-5050. 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC. Car runs and drives great. Mechanically sound with new tires, very sharp auto that has been taken care of. Leave a message @410-4149891. Price: $6950. 2001 Dodge durango RT 4 sale. Runs like Brand new. 5.9 lt engine. All wheel drive. leather/ suede seats. Heated seats. Seperate heat control for back seat. 3rd row seating. A beautiful truck all together. I have to many toys and just need to get rid of this one. Call Bill at 410-326-0709. Price: $10,500. 1996 Impala SS,clean car,kept well,the car is black with gray interior,has 18 in budnik trilogy 3 wheels,with nitto tires,selling car so cheap with the low miles it has cause it was broken into and all of the stereo was stolen out of it, I paid $10,000 for the stereo,the car has air ride all the way around,still a all around great car,runs great,fast car, $14,500 obo. Call Tony Downey 301-651-2782. 1957 Chevy Bel Air Project Car. Contact Karen for more info 410-9849049 or evening 443-2957577. Needs back glass and hood. Has all chrome except front bumper and passenger fender. Extra chrome parts, gages, etc. Price: $2500. 2007 Chevrolet Suburban is Fully loaded. Perfect condition. Flip flop paint job, Malibu Blue. Call to test drive. 301-904-8656. $33,000.

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2001 Yamaha FZ-1 (Fazer R-1 upright). Originally purchased to replace an aging Honda Nighthawk and has surpassed it in every way! This bike can be comfortably ridden upright over long distance with bags and gear. Though it still has the same amazing power - it is not styled like the FZ1 or R-1 of today- google images to compare. As a commuter it has been ridden in all weather and garage kept only in winter. Never raced or wrecked - minor scratches only. All stock parts. Please call/email for photos and info. 301-373-8353 ask for Scott. mlreeves@ md.metrocast.net. Price: $4500. For Sale is a Kawasaki Ninja Ex500R. I had this bike previously posted at $2300.00 and have reducedd the price to $2000.00. Kelley Blue Book values it at $2875.00. New rear tire, fresh oil change, new rear brakes, smoke tint Speedscreen. 1 minor scratch on left side. Bike runs perfect. Moving so must sale. I would be keeping this bike If i wasnt moving. excellent for beginners and experienced riders. Very fun to ride! Ask for pics. 443-624-0373. Price: $2000. I am looking to sell a 2000 Yamaha V-star with less than 5700 miles. The bike has always been garaged and in excellent condition. It comes with 2 helmets, cover, windshield, saddle bags, aftermarket seats and a luggage rack. I have all the paper work since it was new. $2,750.00 If interested, please email. rgarner71@ md.metrocast.net. 2004 Kawasaki KX 250f. 2004 kx 250f,very fast bike,clean,all stock accept the handle bars,low hours...$3,500 obo. Call Tony Downey 301-651-2782.

CHILD CARE
Elephants Can Fly Day Care. CPR/First Aid Trained, Credentialed, Provider, has one infant opening & toddler openings.Hrs. of operation, 6:30 to 5:30. Little Cove Point Rd.Snacks & lunch provided for toddlers. Pre-school program. Dowell School District. Non Smoking, No Pets. Excellent play area. Wrap around Porch. 410-3264342 Our Children are like a small family and love being here.No pt. time. No POC.

REAL ESTATE
Two building lots off MD Route 249 (Piney Point Rd)...one is 1.74 acres (asking $158,000), the other is 4.17 acres (asking $167,000)....both gently sloping, forested...both have mound system approval.....ready to build on! Call Susan Jones 410-474-1604. These beautiful, wooded lots on Living Water Lane have recorded perc approvals, ready for you to builld your dream home this Spring. Call Joe Gass @ 704-910-9914 for more details. Price: $174,900209,900 each. If you are thinking of building take a look at these lots. Great Location! Country Setting! 3 lots minutes from Leonardtown Shopping center located off of RT 5. Close to shopping, banks, restaurants, and an easy commute to thePatuxent Naval Air Station. Property is part of a 4 lot minor subdivision. Lots are perced, cleared and level. Your builder or ours. Lot 2 – 1.23 ac, Lot 3 – 1.32 ac, Lot 4 – 1.07 ac. Starting at $149,999. Call for more details 301-904-4556. Beautiful location in Hollywood! Two-story custom built contemporary home with plenty of privacy on 15.44 acres. Stream, bridge and plenty of trails on property. Huge eat-in kitchen with walk-in pantry, ceramic tile and stainless steel appliances. Home features 4 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, formal living room, family room, theater/great room, and office. Master bath has ceramic tile throughout, Bain Ultrabath tub, high countertops with dual sinks and glass enclosed shower with multiple overhead and massaging sprays. Upgraded dual zone heating/cooling system with humidifier. Full unfinished basement with bathroom rough-in. Central vacuum ready. Too many amenities to list! Please contact Pat or Michelle for appointment at 301-481-7713 OR 301-373-4643. (2% Buyer’s Agent Fee). Price: $629,000. This is a great custom built home with many upgrades. 3/4 bedroom 3 bath with a huge family/ game room 3 car garage. All the ceillings are 9’ & 10’ with crown molding through out. Master suite has huge walk in closet, master bath has double vanity jacuzzi tube and large custom shower with double shower heads and controls. Kitchen has granite counter tops custom cabinets with plenty of storage, SS apliances, double oven. Home has a back up generator, alarm system, upgraded well pump and water tank for great water preasure with a hot water cuirculation pump etc..( To much to list ) This price is firm this is what I have in this house, the appraisell was 699,000. If interested and for any further information, or to schedule a viewing call 301-7693044. Price: $599,900.

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Older mobile home for sale on quiet, scenic, historic St George Island. Seasonal waterviews of St George Creek. Lot is approx 13,000 sq ft with approx 3 year old well and Metcom sewage. NO impact fees for building. Home is currently rented. Build your dream home or keep as investment. Adjacent 3.5 acre, non-buildable, waterfront lot is also potentially available for additional fee. $109,000 obo. 240-298-1958. Rambler w/large garage with apartment. End of cul-de-sac. Open floor plan, easy to heat and cool.Propane heat w/fireplace. Central AC. All appliances convey.Vinyl siding, gutter guards Ceiling fans through-out. Upgraded tilt-in windows. 16x15 rear deck. 29x6 front covered porch. 2 sheds w/ electric.Garage 40x28, heated, full bath. 14x40 apartment above garage. 1 bedroom, sliding door to deck, own septic and electric service. Close to elementary school. No HOA.. Price: $395,000. IF interested, and for any further information, please contact via email at jaywguy@ yahoo.com. Beautiful 2.24 acre wooded building lot off Chingville Road. Percs have been approved and platted. Just design your dream home and apply for a building permit. Call Larry Brown at RE/ MAX 100 (301-904-1206 - Cell or 301-737-2568 Office) to see the plat and walk the property. Bring your own builder or we can provide assistance. For additional information and pictures go to w w w.l l b r ow n h o m e s . com. Price: $159,900.

FARM, LAwN & GARdEN
Local family seeks local hunting ground. Please Call Robert at 301-373-3409 Rear Pull Blade 3pt hitch. Linebach sold by massey dealer. great shape barley used. Price: $200. Call Brandon Thomas 240-298-5985.

GENERAL MERchANdiSE
Old Style Upright Freezer - runs great - you move. Price: $25. Call Kathy York 301-373-3852. Very unique sitting fold up chair. Very heavy. Black wood and leather with African Inspired design on back of chair. Located in Waldorf. Pic avail upon request. Good Condition. Call 240-4317988 Angie. Price: $75 firm Call Dale, 301.247.3488. Gas fireplace with oak mantle. Price: $400. Portable Table Saw. No longer used. 301-3735578. $60.

APARTMENT RENTALS
Large open loft apartment in downtown solomons island. Located right across from Solomons boardwalk, water views from all windows, New building,hardwood floors,large kitchen,lots of space. All utilities included (electricity, heat, air cond. water,trash, and cable). private parking, partially furnished. Must see, this is a real nice place for a great price. cats ok. 10 minutes from Pax river NAS, Call Cory @ 603-339-2317. Email: fletcher.cory@gmail.com for pics. Price: $1100. Colton’s Point Wtr Front Apt. SFH. 2 BdRm 1 Bath, Prvt ent plus deck, pier. N/S, N/P, $800 mo. plus deposit. 336-508-2038. Unfurnished 1100sq.ft. modern apt located above stable complex on Patuxent River, St. Leonard. Secluded, river views and access, A/C,W/D, electric F/P, garage space for one car. Stable/farm work available for rent credit. $950 single/$1100 two people + utilities. Nonsmokers, only. Call 410326-2166 during day, or 410-586-2463 after 5pm. Ask for Skip or Ellen. In search of a responisble professional to rent the master bedroom. The room has a nice size closet and a half bathroom. House located in quiet cul de sac. Price includes all utilities. Satellite tv, internet, electric and water. please call if interested. Kenny 410-474-1665. $550. Unfurnished one bedroom apartment. Suitable for single or couple only. Convenient to both Leonardtown and Lexington Park. $600.00 per mo. Utilities included. No pets. If interested, and for any further information, please call 240-538-8785 or 301-475-6578 after 6:00PM.

REAL ESTATE RENTALS
2400 Sq.Ft. home available for rent. The security deposit will be determined if we can get someone to move in IMMEDIATELY. The home includes 3 bedrooms, and 3 FULL baths two which are up stairs and one down stairs, we have an unfinished basement with a work area. Lost of storage space. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove and microwave included. Large screen TV in living room. Please call to come see the house. We are willing to negotiate. If interested, and for any further information, please call 240-538-8581! Ask for Christie. Price: $1,700.

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