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Parents and students discuss anti-bullying at town hall meeting

30-09-2014 Hits:93 Local Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Parents and students discuss anti-bullying at town hall meeting

SILVER SPRING – Parents and students pushed panelists to think about new anti-bullying programs at a town hall on Sunday. The Committee on Hate/Violence, a division of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, put on the third installment of a series on anti-bullying. While the previous two focused on expert and student testimony, Sunday’s town hall let community members air their experiences and challenge panelists, including educators and attorneys, to do more.

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Basketball tournament aims at giving teens a space in Silver Spring

25-09-2014 Hits:444 Local Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Basketball tournament aims at giving teens a space in Silver Spring

For the past several years, Downtown Silver Spring has become a hub for things to do, cultural events, and places to hang out, and many travel near and far to take advantage of everything it has to offer. But some believe that teenagers aren't welcome in the area from reports of rowdy behavior, although those claims have been heavily challenged.

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Haunted forests, fields of screams and nightmare manors await county residents for the Halloween season

25-09-2014 Hits:434 Local Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Haunted forests, fields of screams and nightmare manors await county residents for the Halloween season

  October will provide many opportunities for Montgomery County residents to have fun while getting scared.     

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State News

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Ex Virginia governor helps Howard County candidate

05-09-2014 Hits:1114 State Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Ex Virginia governor helps Howard County candidate

Thursday was not a good day for the last governor of Virginia as Bob McDonnell was found guilty of corruption in a Richmond courtroom. But another former Republican governor of Virginia, George Allen, had a better day of it in Howard County, talking up the candidacy of state Senate hopeful Jody Venkatesan in District 13 and other candidates at a Clarksville ballroom. “There were a lot of folks from Maryland who helped me out” in his successful race for governor of Virginia 20 years ago, Allen told a crowd of about 50, and he was happy to return the favor. Venkatesan is running against Democratic Del. Guy Guzzone for the seat now held by retiring Democratic Sen. Jim Robey. In 2010, Venkatesan lost the Republican primary for the seat that represents much of eastern and southern Howard County, but ran unopposed in June. “In every way, Jody is running on the issues that matter...

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Gansler faces more trouble with latest campaign comments

01-05-2014 Hits:5040 State Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Gansler faces more trouble with latest campaign comments

ROCKVILLE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Doug Gansler is in hot water after comments he made regarding his running mate, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, went viral.

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Pepco Asks For More Money

24-04-2014 Hits:4839 State Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Pepco Asks For More Money

BALTIMORE - Pepco is asking the Maryland Public Service Commission (MPSC) for its third rate increase in three years. The company is asking for more than $43 million in rate increase which, if approved, will become effective on July 4, 2014. The increase will raise the monthly bill of Montgomery County and Prince George’s County customers by $4.80. 

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Columns

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Anyone for another latte?

25-09-2014 Hits:539 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Anyone for another latte?

Nice to know people are upset with our President because he walked off a helicopter with a latte in his hand and saluted his guard with the latte in the forward and upright position. Never mind we have congressmen on so-called science subcommittees who have no idea what science is – or what the definition of “is” is.

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Oh yeah, just another day

18-09-2014 Hits:573 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Oh yeah, just another day

So, there we were driving at a faster-than-snail-like pace on I-270 coming into work and enjoying the slow drivers in the fast lane and the faster drivers in the slow lane. A driver in the other lane had proudly painted “Obama is the anti-christ” on his car’s back window.

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And waste another year

11-09-2014 Hits:933 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

And waste another year

When the band R.E.M. sang “Don’t go back to Rockville,” they were on to something. The city of Rockville, swimming in money is also a cesspool of incompetence, aggression, petty politics and pretense. City management staff resembles a squabbling nursery school more than professional adults.

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Sports

Hill has career night as Paint Branch defeats Churchill

POTOMAC – Paint Branch running back Darryl Hill had a career performance Friday night against Churchill. The senior rushed for five touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a 39-29 road victory over the Bulldogs in a battle of unbeatens at Shepherd Stadium at Danver Field. In the first half alone, Hill scored on three 2-yard runs to help Paint Branch take a 21-7 lead into the locker room. “We just executed as a team,” said Hill. “We got in the end zone a couple times when we were in the red zone. That was key to the game.” Churchill went ahead 7-0 with 7:57 left in the first quarter before Paint Branch scored 21 unanswered points thanks to a balanced offensive attack. In the second half, Paint Branch quarterback Danon Davis-Cray connected with Fanta Fanta on a 25-yard touchdown and Hill added touchdown runs of 56 and nine yards to extend the Panthers lead. Meanwhile, Churchill...

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Features

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Actors, musicians and dancers to perform at Rockville theater

Actors, musicians and dancers to perform at Rockville theater

Actors, singers and dancers will bring life to the stage at Rockville’s F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in the coming weeks.  

Rockville native to be featured in Fox comedy series

Rockville native to be featured in Fox comedy series

ROCKVILLE - At Meryl Hathaway’s fifth-grade graduation from Luxmanor Elementary School, she told the class she wanted to be in a movie. Years later, Hathaway is achieving part of her dream as a cast member on Fox’s “Riot”, a show that Hathaway describes as a mix of ABC’s “Wipe Out” and improvisational comedy.  The show is produced by actor/comedian Steve Carell and will feature a celebrity host every week.

Doorway Arts offers new view through Miranda’s view

Doorway Arts offers new view through Miranda’s view

BETHESDA- Theater enthusiasts who want to attend the world premiere of a provocative new play have no need to travel to Broadway this month. From March 20-April 12, the Writer’s Center in Bethesda will host the Doorway Arts Ensemble’s production of the new play Morning, Miranda.

Political Cartoons

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The Elephant in the Room

25-09-2014 Hits:1385 Political Cartoons Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

The Elephant in the Room

9/25/2014

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Team Reaper

18-09-2014 Hits:2090 Political Cartoons Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Team Reaper

9/18/2014

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