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January 8, 2011 - January 8, 2011, The Afro-American A1

Volume 119 No. 22 PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EDITION

JANUARY 8, 2011 - JANUARY 14, 2011

Adventure Theater’s B3 Scott Sisters’ Sentence BSU’s Donna Polk Honored B5


‘Mirandy and Brother Wind’ Suspended A2

Baker Makes History-Making Alsobrooks


More Changes Ready for Challenge
By George Barnette O’Malley. The previous By George Barnette
AFRO Staff Writer five years were spent as AFRO Staff Writer
associate general counsel
New Prince George’s for the Maryland National Angela Alsobrooks is taking on one of the most colossal challenges of her
County Executive Capital Park and Planning life as she begins her tenure as Prince George’s County state’s attorney. The
Rushern Baker continued Commission. history-making election has Alsobrooks chomping at the bit to begin her
his overhaul of the Moe, a former state work.
Prince George’s County delegate, has served in In September, Alsobrooks became the first African-American woman
government as he several capacities. He’s a elected to the state’s attorney position in Prince George’s County.
announced new changes at life member of the Laurel For many, the distinction would bring additional pressure, but
the top of several county Volunteer Fire Department Alsobrooks is buoyed by the achievement.
departments. and has served as chief “I’ve worked pretty hard to get here actually so no additional
Baker named Douglas and chairman of the board pressure,” she said. “I’ll do what I’ve always done. There’s
A. Brown to the deputy during his tenure. For no substitute for work ethic. As hard as I’ve worked to get
chief administrative officer the past four years, he’s here I’ll work at least that hard now that I’m here.”
position, Glenda R. Wilson been the deputy secretary The state’s attorney position also requires Alsobrooks
as senior advisor to the of state. Moe is the only to show residents she’s serious about prosecuting
county executive, Lisa appointee who needs Prince criminals. Newly minted County Executive Rushern
Jackson as director of George’s County Council Baker has already made changes within the police
Intergovernmental Affairs, approval. department in attempts to show residents there
and Brian R. Moe was Wilson, like Brown, also will be more accountability and improved police
appointed acting director of has extensive experience performance. Alsobrooks hopes to win over skeptical
Homeland Security. working in the county’s residents in a similar way.
Brown has over 15 years government. She’s been “We will be firm, we will be fair and we will be
of experience working senior advisor and chief consistent in the way that we prosecute these cases,” she Courtesy Photo/Prince George’s State’s Attorney’s Office
with the Prince George’s of staff for former County said. “I speak not only from the standpoint of a prosecutor, but Prince George’s State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks
County government as a Executive Wayne Curry; I am a lifelong resident of Prince George’s County. I believe
former budget director, community affairs liaison that people’s quality of life really hinges on what happens with
deputy budget director, for the Prince George’s public safety. I appreciate that and take it very seriously.”
and Management Analysis County Police Department That being said, Alsobrooks plans to implement additional
Division chief. This will be and legislative liaison for changes and cited her predecessor, Glenn Ivey, for laying a
his second stint as deputy former Prince George’s solid foundation. One of those areas will be with mortgage
chief administrative officer. County Councilman Floyd fraud, where the county state’s attorney’s office has been a
Jackson has vast E. Wilson Jr. For the past model for other Maryland jurisdictions.
experience working in eight years, Wilson has held Alsobrooks said her biggest undertaking may be creating an
different government private sector jobs. atmosphere where residents respect and understand what she’s
capacities throughout the The four new appointees trying to do.
state. For the past four bring a credibility factor “There’s a program already in place called Community in
years, she’d been working that Baker says will go a the Courthouse once a month and we have discussions with
as the Deputy Legislative long way. large segments of the community,” she said. “We interact with
Officer for Gov. Martin Continued on A4
Continued on A4

Prince George’s Business and Economic Times


National Science Foundation Demand Giving
Hear the AFRO on The Daily
Drum, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Form Alliance Beyond the Holidays
By Zenitha Prince demand for our services (25
By George Barnette according to Kelly Mack, Ph.D., program
Washington Bureau Chief percent) and not only have
AFRO Staff Writer officer with the NSF’s ADVANCE program.
we seen an increase but a
She said the NSF wants to create more
For many people, it’s change in who is coming
With a paucity of minority women in diversity in science-related fields.
a way of giving thanks, of to us for food assistance,”
science, technology and math (STEM) careers, “We had the goal of bringing together
acknowledging a sacred said Shamia Holloway,
a Prince George’s-based business has partnered women of color to look at the issues that
season by means of giving communications manager,
with the National Science Foundation (NSF) were germane to them,” Mack said. “We also
back to the community. But Capital Area Food Bank.
and HBCUs to retain minority women in wanted to expand the professional network
philanthropy should not be The Food Bank serves
those careers. GPRA Strategic Management of women of color, particularly those from
confined to just the end of as a hub, from which food
and the NSF held a conclave in June to historically Black institutions.”
the year, advocates say. is distributed to hunger-
build community awareness about the issue The program has a number of unique
“It’s a day to day for fighting organizations in
and are committed to broadening minority features and like other initiatives focusing
us, not just Thanksgiving the Maryland-Washington,
representation STEM careers. on minority women in STEM careers, has
and Christmas, and it’s a D.C.-Virginia area.
The movement was a long time coming, Continued on A4 lifestyle,” said Gwen Pope, According to Holloway,
manager of the SHABACH! the Food Bank serves more
Emergency Resources and than 478,000 persons a
Empowerment Center at year in Prince George’s
the First Baptist Church County, Montgomery
of Glenarden in Landover, County, Washington, D.C.
Md. and Northern Virginia.
And it’s needed more Traditionally, the vast
than ever before, Pope and majority of those clients
others say. The tentacles of had been “working poor”—
the two-year recession— people who may have been
high unemployment and working multiple jobs or
underemployment, leading been underemployed but
foreclosure rates and struggling to meet the
depleting wealth— continue monthly financial demands
to have a stranglehold on of transportation, housing,
many Black communities medical expenses, etc.
in the area, creating a new “But like our partner
class of indigent people. agencies we’re seeing
“We and our partner first-time visitors, people
agencies have definitely who have never been to
Join the AFRO on Courtesy Photo/GPRA
seen an increase in the
Twitter and Facebook Dr. Kelly Mack, center, poses with Roland S. Martin at June’s conclave. Continued on A5

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A2 The Afro-American, January 8, 2011 - January 14, 2011

AFRO National Briefs


Emory Professor Honored with Literary Medal netted just $11—but the release of one heat and hot water in hopes of forcing
Frances Smith Foster, a professor at Emory University, has sister will require her to donate a kidney prisoners back to work. However,
earned a lifetime achievement award for her contributions to to the other. inmates’ advocates say they’ve
American literature. She is the first Black woman to receive the “To date, the sisters have served 16 remained peaceful while petitioning
Jay B. Hubbell Medal from the Modern Language Association. years of their sentences and are eligible for better educational opportunities,
Foster is an English and women’s studies professor at the for parole in 2014. Jamie Scott requires improved health care, nutritional meals
private Atlanta school. She has written and edited more than 12 regular dialysis, and her sister has and fair parole standards.
books specializing in Black literature and family traditions. offered to donate one of her kidneys Benjamin Todd Jealous, president
to her,” Barbour said in a prepared and CEO of the NAACP, said
Miss. Gov. Suspends Life Sentences of Sisters Jailed statement posted on his website. “The the prisoners’ demands should be
for $11 Robbery Mississippi Department of Corrections considered. “The requests being made
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Dec. 29 suspended the believes the sisters no longer pose a by the inmates – better access to their
life sentences of two sisters jailed for an armed robbery that threat to society. Their incarceration is families, pay for their work, access
no longer necessary for public safety to education opportunities – are not
or rehabilitation, and Jamie Scott’s unreasonable, and could in fact lead
medical condition creates a substantial to helping them successfully reenter
cost to the State of Mississippi.” society and become responsible citizens
In 1993, the sisters lured two men once they have served their time.”
Your History • Your Community • Your News down a road where they were robbed Meanwhile, the national NAACP
The Afro-American Newspapers by three teens, according to reports. has called upon the United States
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters The Scott sisters were convicted of Department of Justice, through its
2519 N. Charles Street robbery with a deadly weapon in the civil rights division, to urge federal
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 incident and each received reportedly intervention under the authority granted
Courtesy Photo
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 unusual double life prison sentences. the department by the Civil Rights of
Frances Smith Foster
www.afro.com The teenagers, who allegedly carried out Institutionalized Persons Act to ensure
the robbery, only served two years in that the civil rights of Georgia State
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 prison. inmates are protected.
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II Barbour’s statement said that he
asked the Mississippi Parole Board to New Charles R. Drew Nursing
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. review the Scott’s case, and that they
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222
School Utilizes State-of-the-Art
supported his decision to suspend their Technology
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 sentences. The sisters have received Charles R. Drew University of
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales
support from national groups including Medicine and Science’s new Life
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 the NAACP. A march for them last Sciences Research Nursing Education
susangould@afro.com year drew hundreds of people. building, a $43 million addition to the
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 A release date for the sisters has not school, is garnering nationwide attention
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 been decided, and will be set by the Courtesy Photos
for its state-of-the-art facility. According
Advertising Account Executive Mississippi Department of Corrections, Jamie (left) and Gladys Scott were to school officials, the Mervyn M.
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 according to Jackson, Miss. NBC convicted of robbery in 1993 and given
Dymally School of Nursing in South
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 affiliate WLBT. double life sentences.
Los Angeles, Calif., has one of the
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 most advanced
NAACP Fact-Finding Delegation simulation labs in
Community & Public Relations Manager
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 Investigates Abuse Claims at Georgia Prisons the United States.
The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP is One of the
Editorial
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu
spearheading an investigation into abuse allegations at two most unique
E-mail: editor@afro.com Georgia prisons. Last month, a fact-finding committee visited features in the
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 the Macon State Prison in Oglethorpe, Ga., where inmates facility is the
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 complained of poor conditions during a statewide prisoner top-of-the-line
E-mail: dceditor@afro.com strike. The Georgia State Department of Corrections (DOC) human patient
agreed to allow the visit after meeting with the NAACP mannequins
Global Markets
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220
Georgia State Conference, an NAACP national delegation and in the 12-bed
bphillips@afro.com a number of other organizations to discuss allegations of guard Courtesy Photo simulation
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager violence and the poor conditions that led to the peaceful strike. The Mervyn M. Dymally School of lab. These
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 According to reports, prison guards allegedly turned off Nursing has one of the most advanced mannequins are
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager simulation labs in the United States. all anatomically
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 correct and
Production Department - 410-554-8288 represent adults, children, elderly and newborn patients with
the ability to cough, talk, urinate and have audible heart and
lung sounds. Students can insert intravenous lines into them to
Washington Office ease their “distress” and to make diagnoses.
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723
“Typically, when students graduate from nursing school,
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297
they have cared for two patients, and while they may know a
General Manager
lot about the care of those two types of afflictions, they have
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112
not been in a dynamic environment,” said Dr. Gloria McNeal,
founding dean, in a press statement. “What we are trying to do
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: here at CDU is to offer students hands-on experience in every
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410-554-8234 environment, so that by the time they graduate, they know what
The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP is
Customer Service@afro.com to do when a patient requires care.”
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 spearheading an investigation into abuse allegations at
Nights and Weekends: 410-554-8282 two Georgia prisons.
November 1, 2008 - November 7, 2008, The Washington Afro-American A3

Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3


A2 The Afro-American, January 8, 2011 - January 8, 2011 January 8, 2011 - January 14, 2011 The Afro-American
By Alan King

District’s Era Under Gray Begins


sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace
multiple times in the back seat blog, she thanked fans and sup-
By Dorothy Rowley to ponder necessities–suchof asthethevehicle.tie—further
The SUV, regis- said how both Clinton porters for their prayers and
AFRO Staff Writer creation of more jobs—against teredwants
to Hudson’s and murdered
Obama encouraged citizens to offered a $100,000 reward to
that include additional bikebrother, trails. was towed assume withmorethe responsibility. “Now anyone who returned the boy
In an applause-laden message In mentioning the “painful boy’s body inside is theandtime for each and every one
is being alive.
of hope, unity and even courage, choices” now faced by his processed by evidence of us to renew
techni-our commitment to Since the investigation,
Vincent Gray took the oath of administration, Gray, who was cians and workers. ensuring
The that
bodywe live in the world- Hudson – who gained stardom
office this week to become the sixth sworn into office by Chief was Judge later removed classandcity—and
taken tostate—we know this after appearing on “American
mayor—since Home Rule—of the Eric Washington of the D.C. the Cook County canMedical
be,” Gray said. Idol,” and then won an
District of Columbia. Court of Appeals, referenced the
Examiner’s office.The crowd, which included Academy Award for her role in
But during the 10-minute speech words of President Barack Obama, Hudson andformer mayors Adrian Fenty,
other family the movie Dreamgirls – has
before a beaming crowd of 3,500 John Kennedy and Bill Clinton, members arrived Anthony Williams and Marion
at the Medical stayed out of the public eye.
well-wishers, who gathered for a imploring residents to become more office
Examiner’s Barry; U.S. Attorney General Eric
mid-after- The Chicago Tribune report-
Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew.
slate of inaugural festivities Jan. 2 at responsible helping to bring the noon to identify Holder and newly-installed Prince
the body. ed that a parade of cars moved
the Washington Convention Center, city’s spending into perspective. Given the choice between look-
George’s County Executive Rushernfor the office slowly past her family’s home
ing directly at the body or A spokesman the murders but is being held in Monday morning, past the
Gray also warned of tough times “Just as President Kennedy urged Baker, responded with toldnumerous
the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after
viewing it on a wall-mounted news vans, reporters and curi-
that lay ahead for residents of the all Americans to ask not what our rounds of applause to Gray’s
ous onlookers.
nation’s capital—particularly as they country canCourtesy do forPhotos
us, but what we message.
relate
Jennifer to diminishing
Hudson and a $440
her million
mom, Darnell can do for our country
Donerson “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
who . . . now is Fenty, 40, lost a second bid at the
Neighbors stood
quietly and
deficit with which
was killed, as well he ashasher
beenbrother,
left to Jason.
the time for all District residents helm after Gray won the September reflected on the
grapple. to make the sacrifices needed video to screen, the primary.
familyGray chosewas late enteringstrong for her fami-
“remained being convicted of attempted violence.
the The
body68-year-old
of her 7-year-old widower, whoplate X584859 weather was the storm
found weon face,”theGray the racetobut
latter. According thewas quick ly” to
andwork,
was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijack- In front of the Hudson’s
lives in Ward 7
nephew Monday, just hoursand has served the said. “And
Chicago’s West Side after to ask not what your city toward
Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, his benefit, the
“Shewidespread
held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets
past
after two yearswas
his body as City
found Council
in a can do for
police received a 7you
a.m.but what you
call can him.”
that’s do discontentment expressed ly,” theamong
spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both and hooded sweatshirts came to
chairman, said while a major tax for your city.” Black Washingtonians waswhoobviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also kiss the twin white crosses bar-

ACORN Fights Back


increase is imminent because of the Adhering to the united city overwhelmingly voted moment.”
Fenty as convicted in 1998 for posses- ing the names of Donerson and
state of the city’s finances coupled theme which prevailed during his mayor in 2006 – and who Thehad
boysince
– the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason.
with its changing demographics, campaign, Gray—garbed in a black come to believe he had Hudson,
turnedJennifer’s
his sister – had He was released from prison in “Everybody is sick of going
been missing since Friday, 2006 after serving seven years
the Council has consistently had suit with crisp white shirt and red back on them. As a result, Gray
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
through stuff like this,” Artisha
when a relative found Julian’s Mayor Vincent Gray, right,
for the attempted murder and West, a former resident of the
grandmother, Darnell takes the caroath of office
hijacking charges. area told the Tribune. “We all
By Alan King and Dallas Cowboys players No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, on JanuaryThe 2, during the missing
boy remained have to stick together. All these
AFRO Staff Writer Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, trying to distance him from the Jason Hudson, 29, shot to swearing
death through a long weekend
in ceremony then in young children are dying, and
among the names submitted to group, saying, “Barack Obama in his grandmother’s homeofficiallyin which
takespolice
overandthevolunteers
city. for what?”
Presidential candidate John election officials. Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale
McCain’s attack on ACORN – Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue. Photo by Rob Roberts
Associated Community were doing those things without long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desig-
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s knowledge or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing
confirms the success of the sion, were fired. him for President. children – was issuedwas able to trounce his predecessor
Friday car, bus, train , foot or bikes this is
organization, the head of the “The evidence that has sur- But now ACORN is in trouble. in a campaign largely based on
after Julian was discovered one city—our city.”
group says. faced so far shows they faked Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders.making the city one that belonged Also, prior to Gray’s swearing-in,
“This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they 11 investigations across the Police arrested William to all people, every neighborhood several re-elected Council members
we’ve done and success we’ve didn’t do, not to stuff ballot country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’sand every
step- quadrant. He fittingly took the oath of office. Among them
had,” Maude Hurd, president of boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN reiterated those same sentiments
father and estranged husband was Kwame Brown, former at-large
ACORN, said in an interview victim of fraud, not the perpetra- forms. after being administered the oath.
of Julia, at his girlfriend’s councilman, who now serves as
with the AFRO. tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several “And while there are some Council chairman.
“When this attack started, we Hurd said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
bogus are the charges them- paid more than $800,000 to an who chose to focus on the racial or Brown – who had to be reminded
had just announced that we had Balfour’s mother, Michele, has differences in the city,
registered 1.3 million new vot- selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had economic to cut his message short –said that
ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. efforts. make no mistake, there is far more he had hoped to avoid a tax hike but
nothing to do with the slayings.
that someone’s running scared It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky that is bringing us together than there that the city’s budget shortfall, which
Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud. is that’s driving us apart,” Gray said could stretch over the next two
Photo by Rob Roberts

McCain, who is running for been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment. to resounding applause. “Whether years, dictated otherwise.
president on the Republican tick- charged with,
D.C.’s newly sworn in mayor, Vincent Gray, receives the seal casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for we live in Northeast, Northwest, However, “our best intentions
et, of
lashed out at ACORN in the votes.”
the city from former District Mayor Adrian Fenty. America. Southeast or Southwest; whether must be tempered with the reality of
final debate against Barack The problem came about pri- we are Black, White, red, brown or our municipal checkbook,” Brown
Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way Since McCain’s comments, yellow; orSQUAREwhether we get around by HIGH later told reporters.
on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been

Prince George’s Residents are First


ing one of the greatest frauds in rely on volunteers, it pays peo- bombarded with threats and
voter history in this country, ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail.
maybe destroying the fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential
democracy.” The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the
Factcheck.org, a non-partisan being registered and those doing
Two Homicide Victims in DC for 2011
organization’s Boston and Seattle
Web site, found those claims to the registration. offices and stole computers.
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi- Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
dence of any such democracy- zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on
By Dorothy Rowley TV, an e-mail was news Web site that focuses on murders that focuses on local
destroying fraud.” ate falsification of registration.” sent
AFROtoStaffthe local
Writer office saying she murders, 143 people were killed in 2009 – which until last year,
Hurd believes the McCain Most news account neglect to “is going to have her life ended.”
had accounted for the fewest homicides in the District since
charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is A worker in Providence, R.I.,
D. C. police have recorded their first homicides of the new 1966. Overall, MPD recorded 131 deaths from homicide for
ed. required by law to turn in all reg- received a threatening call say-
She said, “Because it’s low- year.
istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work
LEFT 2010. RIGHT

and moderate-income people, to note that it was the organiza- As of early this week,
at 9” and uttered racial epithets. the homicide division of the Anyone with information about either of the two
and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first Metropolitan Police
A caller to one office left aDepartment (MPD) was still investigating aforementioned cases is asked to call the police at 202-727-
McCain campaign thinks those brought the phony registrations the fatal shooting
message on the answering 16-year-old Bryant Morillo, which occurred 9099 or 888-919-CRIME (888-919-2746).
voters are going to vote to the attention of authorities. Jan. 2 in saying:
machine, the 4500 “Hi,block
I wasofjust New Hampshire, N.W. Morillo lived In addition, anonymous information can be submitted to DC
Democratic, which is not neces- The McCain camp apparently in Hyattsville,
calling to let you Md.
know that CRIME SOLVLERS at 866-411-TIPS and to MPD’s TEXT
sarily true.” isn’t interested in those fine BarackAccording
Obama needs to an toMPDget press statement, officers arriving at TIP line by text messaging 50411. If the information provided
ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- the scene
hung. He’s around 1:30deleted)
a (expletive p.m. found two victims suffering from by a caller to the CRIME SOLVERS unit leads to an arrest
controversy. ing ads that seek to link Obama gunshot
nigger, andwounds. Bothofwere transported to a local hospital
he’s a piece and indictment, that person will be eligible for a reward up to
For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive where Morillo deleted).succumbed
You guys are to his injuries and was pronounced $1,000.
organization has fought for social his political support. dead.
fraudulent, and you need to go to
and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell.InAllanother
the niggers on oak
earlier trees. the same day, Brian Curtis, 21,
shooting
They’re !
and moderate-income and I approve this message. of Upper Marlboro, Md.,hon-
gonna get all hung was pronounced dead. That homicide 1 BANANA
Americans. With 400,000 mem- Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassi-
took place in Southeast Washington at 13th Place and Congress
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.”
baptism performed at warp Street.
Another message said, “You
than 1,200 neighborhood chap-
ters in 110 cities nationwide, speed.” Vast ambition. After col- liberal Police
idiots.were
Dumb summoned
(expletiveto the area at approximately 7
ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. deleted). Welfare bums.reported
a.m. after neighbors You hearing gun shots. When police
its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. arrived, they found
guys just (expletive deleted) three victims suffering from gunshot
cating for affordable housing, There, Obama met Madeleine wounds. All three
come to our country, consume were transported to local hospitals where
living wages, healthcare for the Talbot, part of the Chicago Curtis was pronounced
every natural resource there is, dead.
underserved— and while organ- branch of ACORN. He was so and According
make a lot oftobabies.
“HomicideThat’sWatch DC,” a community-oriented
izing voter registration drives. impressive that he was asked to all you guys do. And then suck
But none has been as withering train the ACORN staff. up the welfare and expect every-
and baseless as this one. What did ACORN in Chicago one else to pay for your hospital
With the presidential election engage in? Bullying banks. bills for your kids. I jus’ say let
less than two weeks away, Intimidation tactics. Disruption your kids die. That’s the best Before age five, every room is a classroom.
ACORN’s detractors allege the of business. ACORN forced move. Just let your children die. Fun learning opportunities are everywhere. Simple things like
organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. Forget about paying for hospital counting and identifying shapes activate a child’s learning ability,
sive voter registration fraud after The same types of loans that bills for them. I’m not gonna do and help them enter school more prepared. That’s why PNC
the reported discovery of bogus caused the financial crisis we’re it. You guys are lowlifes. And I founded Grow Up Great and its Spanish-language equivalent Crezca
names, such as Mickey Mouse in today. hope you all die.”
con Éxito, a 10-year, $100 million program to help prepare young
Hurd thinks the hate calls will
children for school and life. Pick up a free bilingual Sesame Street™
cease soon.
“Happy, Healthy, Ready for School” kit at a PNC branch. It’s filled
“In two weeks, I think these
attacks will be over. But I think it with all kinds of simple, everyday things you can do to help a child
will be harder for us to get our learn. Together, we can work with our communities so an entire
name back on good graces generation won’t just grow up... but grow up great.
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U.S. Discrimination Case Still Sizzling after Conviction


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; former V.P. Dan Quayle among those under fire
By Hazel Trice Edney DynCorp - the same billion be made financially whole as South African Blacks and
Special to the AFRO dollar company that teamed DynCorp-Cerberus continues equivalent to the N-Word in
with WWNS seven years to prosper. some definitions.
PART I of a periodic ago, resulting in the major In May 2008, the jury * Stopped making
series: The Terrorism of contract. found DynCorp guilty of payments to WWNS, causing
Racism Conversely, DynCorp, race discrimination and the company to suffer
which was acquired awarded WWNS $10 million financially and rendering
WASHINGTON (TEWire) by Cerberus Capital in punitive damages. On it unable to pay its 147
- Reginald Bailey seemed Management, L.P., a multi- DynCorp’s appeal, a three- employees.
to have done everything billion dollar corporation judge panel in the U. S. * Stopped providing the
right. The 1995 business that merged with DynCorp in Fourth Circuit Court of badges and security that
administration graduate of June this year, continues to Appeals - widely considered WWNS employees needed to
North Carolina A&T, an grow from lucrative federal the most conservative in go out into the field and war
HBCU, has never been in government contracts. It also the nation - upheld the race zones to do the work they
trouble with the law; he is a thrives from investments discrimination finding on Feb. needed to do.
member of the prestigious from public pension funds, 12, 2010. But, it set aside * While deliberately
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; which include billions in the $10 million in punitive withholding payments to
he is a married father of contribution dollars from damages due to a technicality WWNS invoices; DynCorp
two children and a business at least 30 percent African involving clarity of jury even began recruiting
owner. Americans. instructions. WWNS’ employees to
In fact, just five years Now emerging into the The U. S. Supreme Court work for DynCorp while
ago, the now 40-year-old court of public opinion, the on Oct. 4, 2010, denied the denigrating WWNS
Bailey and his business WWNS v. DynCorp-Cerberus petition to hear the case. management. One manager
partner, Walter Gray, were case is viewed by some as Despite the loss of the was forced at gun point to
awarded multiple contracts a quintessential David and $10 million in punitive his room by a DynCorp
that totaled more than $140 Goliath fight that has civil damages, the findings upheld employee.
million over a course of rights leaders seething. by both lower courts are * Ultimately DynCorp
four years. The contracts The Rev. Jesse Jackson Photo from TEWire
irrefutable. According to court breached the contract,
were for management of Sr. describes the case as WWNS team leader Derrick Culbreath, shown here after documents, while WWNS according to court documents.
telecommunications in Iraq “egregious” and “the most a car bomb exploded in Iraq, was one of WWNS prized employees worked the war Bailey recalls how Gray
and Afghanistan. Bailey’s significant conviction of telecommunications employees who lost his job due zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, and their employees endured
firm, Worldwide Network racial discrimination by a to racism when the business went under, says Reginald DynCorp, now Cerberus: the same risks as DynCorp
Services, LLC (WWNS) government contractor to an Bailey. * Regularly referred to employees in Iraq and
served as a subcontractor African-American business Black WWNS employees and Afghanistan. “We risked our
and teaming partner under in U.S. history.” Among the Morial said he had never - partially because of the management as “kaffirs,” a lives for our company,” he
DynCorp International, LLC, leading activists seeking met Bailey when he heard millions of dollars it took to racially offensive word used said, “and now we’ve lost a
a nearly $3 billion-worth U.S. justice for WWNS, Jackson about the case and decided fight DynCorp in court - must as a disparaging term for $50 million a year business.”
defense contractor. wrote his descriptions in to support him. He says the
Fast forward five years an Oct. 26, 2010 letter to injustice has grown steadily
later, Bailey, of Southeastern
Maryland, has nowhere near
his former livelihood. Like
Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton. The letter continued,
“DynCorp has been the
worse, even after the jury’s
verdict, largely because
it appears that DynCorp-
Baker
Continued from A1
Alsobrooks
Continued from A1
many other Americans, he has benefactor of multiple State Cerberus is not clearly and
even been through periods of Department awards, which openly disclosing the race “Each of these talented individuals brings community leaders. We hear their concerns
concern about his mortgage, comprise of a significant discrimination findings a wealth of expertise and leadership in their and provide them with information regarding
his credit rating, and the portion of their business and while continuing to reap respected fields, and I am confident that they crime trends. We find it to be a very mutually
education of his children, a Cerberus’ current strategy public funds. “If this is not will help us build a more effective, efficient beneficial relationship.”
boy and girl, ages 8 and 4. to increase the depth and a violation of the civil rights and responsive county government to our Now that she’s officially been sworn in,
How did Reginald Bailey value of DynCorp through laws, I don’t know what is,” residents,” Baker said in a statement. Alsobrooks will roll into her new position with
lose so much in so little time? acquisitions of companies that Morial said. On Baker’s first day of office, he an unmatched fervor. She says she’s ecstatic
It was not the economy; it also maintain a significant According to federal announced changes to 10 positions at the to finally begin her work as state’s attorney.
was not corruption on his amount of State Department acquisition regulations an head of the county’s government. He has “I am enthusiastic about the opportunity
part; it was not due to bad contracts.” “agency debarring official maintained that his government would be that’s in front of me,” Alsobrooks said. “I am
business decisions; nor was it Marc Morial, president may debar a contractor on transparent in all its actions and created anxious to get going. We have lots of great
due to excessive spending and and CEO of the National the basis of a conviction of the Prince George’s County Government ideas that I’ve had a chance to discuss over
greed, all reasons for which Urban League, has also long or a civil judgment for an Accountability, Compliance, and Integrity the last couple of years and now its time to
people typically lose thriving advocated for justice in the offense indicating a lack of (ACI) Task Force to prove that point on Dec. implement those ideas.”
businesses. case. “It’s a case of unfair business integrity or for any 13.
So, how did Worldwide treatment. It’s also a case of other ‘serious or compelling’
Network Services, LLC go
down so quickly? According
to a May 14, 2008 ruling from
the government standing on
the side at the time and not
doing anything while one
cause.”
DynCorp, through a
spokeswoman, Ashley Burke,
Alliance
Continued from A1
an all-White jury of eight of its contractors treated an sent an e-mailed statement
people in the U. S. District African-American business to Trice Edney Wire denying little to no federal funding. than that of Whites, but that because too few mentors are
Court for the Eastern District patently unfairly,” said any further responsibility ADVANCE implements number isn’t reflected in available for women of color,
of Virginia, Reginald Bailey Morial in a recent interview. in the case. “DynCorp feedback from the community graduation rates or workforce according to Claudia Rankins,
lost his multi-million dollar “Light needs to be shed International takes allegations it serves and the women statistics. Ph.D., program officer of
company simply because he on it to show some of the of racial discrimination directing the program have “Something happens NSF’s HBCU UP Program.
is Black. trials and tribulations that very seriously,” she wrote. lived the HBCU experience, between the freshman She hopes female faculty
In the 4-year-old court African-American business “And our strict code of making them more attuned to year and graduating with members at HBCUs will help
case that appears to be once owners face when doing ethics and business conduct the societal pressures minority a baccalaureate degree,” address the issue.
again coming to a head even business sometimes in the specifically addresses our women face, Mack said. said Mack. “We know that “The few women faculty
after the verdict, Bailey and government.” zero tolerance for any kind Those pressures something happens again members we have now will
his partners stood helpless The National Urban of discrimination. Although underscore the program’s in the transition from the of course serve as role models
as WWNS went belly up League was among we strongly disagreed with importance. The percentage baccalaureate degree to for students,” Rankins said.
because of pure racism organizations which filed the verdict in this case, the of African Americans and graduate school and other “In that way, we are hoping
from an unlikely source. an amicus or “friend of the judgment was paid in full.” Latinos wanting to major in transition points that the NSF that they have an influence on
That source, according court” brief to side with Bailey is determined STEM careers at the onset of is interested in.” undergraduate and graduate
to court documents, was WWNS in the case. that his company, in ruins their college careers is greater The discrepancy develops students.”
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Obama Returns to Washington to Face Emboldened GOP


By Julie Pace term fiscal health must be Despite Republican
Associated Press addressed, he’s warned that gains, Obama still holds
cutting spending now could some leverage – namely a
HONOLULU (AP) — be disastrous for the fragile Democratic majority in the
President Barack Obama economic recovery. Senate that could counter
got what he wanted from his But conservative Republican action in the
Hawaiian vacation: nearly Republicans, including many House, and the veto power
two weeks away from the newly elected members of the executive branch. He’s
spotlight before returning of Congress, want to cut also coming off a successful
to Washington to face an spending immediately. The run in the final weeks of
emboldened Republican party first test of how much Obama 2010, having secured wins
and a major shakeup of his is willing to compromise with on a tax compromise with
staff. this wing of the GOP comes Republicans, a new nuclear
The first weeks of the new in February, when lawmakers arms treaty with Russia and
year will be an early test of have to pass a massive the repeal of the military’s
whether the president can spending bill to keep the ban on gay service members.
manage a divided Congress, government running. White House officials say
and build on the victories he Another critical juncture they see some opportunities
secured during the final days could come as early as to capitalize on that
of the lame-duck legislative March, when lawmakers momentum and work with
session. And with a host of vote on whether to raise the Republicans, including on
Republicans readying to run debt ceiling. Some GOP looming trade deals with
for his job, the administration lawmakers, including South Colombia and Panama, and
will simultaneously be laying
the groundwork for Obama’s
re-election bid. “The first test of how much Obama is
After making only a few
brief public appearances willing to compromise with this wing of
during his family vacation in
Hawaii, the president planned
the GOP comes in February, when
to arrive back in Washington lawmakers have to pass a massive
Tuesday afternoon, a day
before lawmakers on Capitol spending bill to keep the government
Hill reconvene. Republicans,
having taken control of the
running.”
House and boosted their seats
in the Senate, are promising Carolina Sen. Lindsey the reauthorization of the No
to take aim at the president’s Graham, have said they won’t Child Left Behind education
agenda, from his spending vote to raise the debt limit act.
plans to his health care unless there is a plan in place In an editorial in the
overhaul. And they’re not for dealing with long-term Washington Post Monday,
wasting any time. obligations, including Social Education Secretary Arne
Republican Rep. Fred Security, and for returning to Duncan said lawmakers
Upton of Michigan said 2008 spending levels. from both parties are already
Sunday that lawmakers want With the debt ceiling at working together to draft a
to vote on a full repeal of $14.3 trillion, and the debt reauthorization, and said,
Obama’s health care law at nearly $13.9 trillion and “Few areas are more suited AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
before the president’s State growing daily, White House for bipartisan action than President Barack Obama holds his shave ice at Island Snow at Kailua Beach Center while
of the Union address later economist Austan Goolsbee education reform.’’ on vacation with the first family in Kailua, Hawaii, Dec. 27.
this month. If that vote fails, said that refusing to raise At the same time Obama
Upton said lawmakers will the limit would have a contends with a new crop of
staff restructuring review led departed Lawrence Summers come as advisers sign on
go after the overhaul piece by “catastrophic’’ impact on the lawmakers at the other end of
by interim chief of staff Pete are Treasury Department to join Obama’s re-election
piece. economy. Pennsylvania Avenue, change
Rouse. While officials have official Gene Sperling, campaign, which will be
Obama will also face “That would be a worse will be coming to the White
cautioned that there won’t be investment banker Roger run out of Chicago. Senior
opposition on spending and financial economic crisis than House.
sweeping changes throughout Altman and Yale University adviser David Axelrod plans
the debt. Though the president anything we saw in 2008,’’ Obama spent some of his
the West Wing, some shifts president Richard Levin. to head there this month, with
has said the nation’s long- Goolsbee said Sunday. Hawaiian holiday reviewing a
will be made quickly after The new NEC director will Obama’s 2008 campaign
the president’s return to have broad oversight of the manager David Plouffe

Economic Times Demand Giving


Continued from A1
Washington.
Obama is likely to name a
new director of the National
administration’s economic
decisions and could signal a
shift in policy as the White
taking his place at the White
House. More staff will follow
Axelrod to Chicago, though
Economic Council later this House grapples with 9.8 aides have not yet been asked
the food bank coming now,” (the clients) drive up in a big work, Holloway added.
week or early next week. percent unemployment. to commit to making the
Holloway said. “We’ve car, everyone is reminded that Last year, 14,000 volunteers
Top contenders to replace the Other changes will move.
actually seen former donors they may be sleeping in that saved the organization $1.7
who are now coming to us for same car.” million in administrative
food assistance. So the face Alleviating—and costs. “Without community
of hunger has changed and ultimately changing—the support, without donations
the recession has played a big dire situation begins at a and volunteers we would not
role.” personal level, said A. Adar be able to feed the thousands
SHABACH!, which acts Ayira, project manager, More who are suffering from
as a liaison to social services in the Middle Initiative, an hunger,” she said. “The need
and donates food, clothing Associated Black Charities is there, the problem is real
and household items to (ABC) program designed to and it’s up to the community
persons in the Washington, strengthen and expand the to take action and make a
D.C. metro area—though it Black middle class. difference.”
has seen clients from as far “For themselves, what Diane Bell McKoy,
away as West Virginia—is people can do is to really president/CEO of ABC, which
also getting an influx of become more educated on is based in Baltimore, said too
many people are dissuaded
from giving back because
“I want to change people’s definition of they think they must do
something “big.”
help… everything makes a difference.” “I want to change
people’s definition of
“professionals,” Pope chimed financial management,” help… everything makes a
in. These are educators, Ayira told the AFRO. “This difference,” she said.
government workers and economic climate is giving For example, in churches
corporate types who were all of us an opportunity to with social services
laid off from their jobs, or clean up our financial houses, ministries, simply supporting
saw their businesses closed; to figure out what we can the church financially may be
have exhausted their savings tighten and to make us more an indirect way of giving back
and retirement accounts conscious about working to the community. And there
and are now depending ourselves out of whatever are other ways parishioners
on the community and the holes we’re in.” can give.
government for help. For others, the traditional “There are churches that
“These are very ways of “giving back” are beginning to recognize
conscientious people that continue to be important, that within their congregations
want to work but there are Holloway said. there are people of
no jobs out there for them…, “It’s very easy. You can expertise… So when people
who are not looking for a donate—with $1 we can think of volunteering…
handout—and really don’t provide three meals; you lots of people can do soup
want it—but this is what can host a food drive at your kitchens and shelters and
they have to do in order to school or church—they are a that’s critical. But, because
maintain,” Pope said. “And critical way by which we get often our community is also
they are new to the system, food.” disconnected from knowing
meaning social services, and Also, with individual and what they don’t know, in
they’re trying to find out how corporate donors giving less order to change up economic
it works, what they can get, or to nonprofits such as theirs, outcomes volunteering
what is available to them and volunteers who offer their knowledge and resources and
a lot of them have become time and energy to sort food relationships and access is
very frustrated. and pack boxes are just as critical. You don’t have to go
“… [So] even though they important to the Food Bank’s far to make a difference.”
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Opinion
Our View
We Owe Mississippi Gov. Barbour NOTHING!
No Props, No Gratitude
In recent days some have heaped accolades on Mississippi who makes the point that the Scott Sisters were not released
Gov. Haley Barbour for indefinitely suspending the double life because it was the humanitarian thing to do, but instead
sentences unjustly leveled against Gladys and Jamie Scott for because they “no longer pose a threat” and one of them, Jamie,
their alleged role in a 1993 robbery. is costing the state too much money for her dialysis treatments.
What seems to have been lost in the celebration is that In the course of completing this absurd picture of Southern
Barbour’s action does not grant a full pardon, a clemency or justice, Mississippi now has established a precedent that one
a commutation of their sentences that sets them free forever. may achieve freedom in return for giving up a body part.
Barbour’s action also does not guarantee their suspended Barbour shouldn’t be praised for his two-faced attempt
sentences will never be reversed resulting in their return to which does nothing but adds insult to the injury the Scott
prison. To add insult to injury, as a condition of Barbour’s sisters have already suffered from the application of so called
release, Gladys Scott must give up a kidney to her older sister Mississippi justice.
Jamie, not to save her life, but to save the state money in Their mother, Evelyn Rasco of Florida, where the sisters
dialysis treatments. may end up, contends their case was in retaliation for family grabbed on to the Scott Sisters’ kidneys after all these years
The women have already served 16 years of two members testifying against a corrupt local sheriff. Even if the and countless protests and pleas for their release, had he not
consecutive life sentences each after being convicted of luring Scott Sisters were guilty, their life sentences were inconsistent committed political suicide himself only days earlier? We think
two men to a deserted spot in Scott County where three teens with the crime and unduly harsh. not.
ambushed them, hit them with the butt of a shotgun and They were sentenced by a judge the NAACP claimed had a Barbour’s’ action is a paper-thin disguise for his retreat
robbed them of wallets containing anywhere from $11 to $200, history of racially biased rulings and who gave a surprisingly from the insensitive and historically revisionist statements
depending on the source. lenient sentence to the convicted killer of Schwerner, Chaney he made in a recent interview with the conservative Weekly
The sisters, now 38 and 36, have always maintained their and Goodman, the CORE civil rights workers murdered in Standard. In the article, laying the groundwork for his
innocence. They, however, were not eligible for parole until Philadelphia, Miss., in 1964. presidential bid, Barbour marginalized the turmoil of the 1960s
2014. The Scott sisters were represented by an attorney who was Civil Rights Movement in his hometown of Yazoo City, Miss.,
Willie Simmons, a Mississippi state senator, reportedly later disbarred in another case for providing lack of diligence and complimented the role of the conservative White Citizens
characterized Barbour’s actions as a “bold step” and “a and failure to communicate with his client. In the Scotts case, Councils in maintaining order although they were instrumental
courageous move.” he called no witnesses at the trial, not even the sisters in their in upholding segregation.
Really? These “props” are woefully premature. Barbour own defense. The actual teen perpetrators said their damning Days later, after round criticism, he issued a retraction
does not deserve our gratitude for being courageous. His statements were coerced for plea deals. saying Blacks did indeed suffer during “the difficult and
actions bespeak not of honor or humanity but instead reek of We are not condoning criminal behavior here. Robbery painful era for Mississippi,” and the councils were “totally
self-serving political cover with respect to his aspirations for a (no matter how big or small the sum illegally gained) with its indefensible, as is segregation.”
higher office. potentially fatal outcome deserves harsh punishment. However, Which is it? This is the same man who earlier this year
Don’t forget: Barbour has been governor since 2004 and the convicted teen perpetrators of this robbery received eight- defended Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s decision to reinstate
has not deemed it necessary to do anything about the well- year sentences of which they served only two. Confederate History Month, saying critics were “trying to
publicized Scott sister case until now. Also be aware that Given this background of the Scott case, we find it make a big deal out of something that doesn’t matter for
Gladys’ request to willingly participate in the transplant was surprising the prosecutor, Ken Turner, now tells The Clarion- diddly.”
previously denied apparently by a parole board several years Ledger, “it was not a particularly egregious case.” Some will argue that it matters not the insincere motivation
ago. So why has Barbour kept the Scott Sisters incarcerated of Barbour’s action, but rather that the Scott Sisters will be
Some assume Barbour may be able to save face with during his six-year tenure as governor? Why has he continued released, albeit with strings attached, within 45 days.
Black voters with this long overdue gesture while at the same their incarceration while reportedly pardoning no less than However, until Barbour really does “the right thing” by
time appease Whites by maintaining a law and order image four undisputed murderers and suspending the life sentence of granting full clemency or pardon for the Scott sisters, without
along with an economically conservative stance. It is Barbour another? Would Barbour, a son of the Mississippi South, have conditions, he gets no accolades or “props” here.

Once More, into the Breach....


January is a month when defeat. One victory does not a mandate make – nor one defeat We reduced the threat of life-ending nuclear attack, made
Maryland families pause to a movement break. a down payment on our debt to our veterans and ended the
reflect on the year just past It is critical that we hold on to this shared vision of a better discrimination inherent in “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”
– and make our plans for the country because we are in for a series of tough battles during All of these advances (and more) are what our opponents
months ahead. the next two years. hope to destroy when they scream that they are going to
2010 was a year that The Republican leadership in Washington has made it clear “take their country back” and deny a second term to the most
evoked in me gratitude, a that their top objective is to deny President Obama a second successful president of our time.
sense of accomplishment, and term in 2012. Well, this is our country as well – and I, for one, will fight
a renewed determination to They have pledged to cut $100 billion each year from to make it better for everyone.
carry on. the social programs that are keeping millions of American I do not minimize the power that we face.
I am both grateful and above water during this long economic storm – and they are Billionaires like the Koch brothers are dumping millions
humbled by the faith that determined to harass the administration through unending into a concerted effort to defeat our president and the
my neighbors once again subpoenas and political spin. progressive movement he leads. A slim majority of the
invested in me on Election These assertions amount to a battle cry against all that is Supreme Court has decreed that corporations can use their
Day. Despite our opponents’ progressive, not a pledge of bipartisan debate and action for profits to buy elections and protect their privileges.
attacks and their dirty tricks, the benefit of our country. Against these forces, we have only our vision,
Elijah Cummings our community once again We are in a fight. Yet, we stand on firm ground. determination and organization.
rose to the challenge. The Democratically-led 110th Congress just concluded has Still, history informs us that, sometimes, this can be
As a result, Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Gov. Martin been called the “most productive Congress in 50 years.” enough.
O’Malley, our other Democratic colleagues in Annapolis We provided a path to more affordable health insurance We know that ours is the same dream that uplifted the
and all but one of our Democratic congressional delegation for more than 30 million Americans and invested in a stronger working women of New England cotton mills, the coal miners
received a renewed mandate to fight for the more prosperous national system of community health care. We strengthened and factory workers in their struggles against the company
and equitable America symbolized by the pledge, “liberty and federal regulation of Wall Street and the credit card industry store, and the civil rights workers of the 1960s.
justice for all.” for the first time in decades. Ours is the same challenge as those heroes and heroines of
It is in this spirit that we must regroup and move forward, We took actions – including the Recovery Act – that our past who risked everything for “liberty and justice for all.”
notwithstanding the electoral gains that the forces of wealth, protected our nation from a second Great Depression. We We are a movement, and not just another political
reaction and power achieved in 2010. helped to ensure that women will be paid as much as their campaign. We fight not just for ourselves, but for our children
With Republican control of the House of Representatives male counterparts. and for the generations yet to be born.
and a weakened Democratic majority in the Senate, President We helped to protect state governments from bankruptcy – Once more, into the breach . . . .
Obama’s already daunting task of rebuilding America has and teachers from unemployment.
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings represents Maryland’s
become far more difficult. We stood against the tobacco lobby, fought for child
Seventh Congressional District in the United States House of
To acknowledge this reality, however, is not to accept nutrition and demanded greater food safety.
Representatives.

she would not go back to prison. In a radio interview Barbour


Letters to the Editor
Finally, Some Sense in the Mississippi ‘White House’
 I was glad to hear during the holidays that Gov. Haley described the suspension of sentences as the equivalent of parole.
Barbour has finally come to his senses about letting the Scott However, this is a clarion call for common sense, justice and Any violation of the law could therefore land them back in prison.
Sisters go free. A national travesty of miscarriage of justice in the mercy that is needed all over our country in how we interpret and So, in my view the act of compassion turns out to be a cost
case of the Scott Sisters should be heartfelt from coast to coast and apply our laws. Individuals, groups and persons in this country are efficient way of ridding Mississippi of an astronomical medical
from sea to shining sea. I am appalled at the “underreporting” of responsible when we hear about such things occurring in America, bill. Barbour’s twisted view of compassion and moral sleight
major newspapers of the plight of these women, one of which is to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the of hand should not come as a surprise. Recently Barbour found
suffering from kidney failure due to the poor medical conditions in rights of all who are destitute.” - Proverbs 31:8 himself in hot water after his attempt to revise the shameful legacy
the prison. Gladys and Jamie Scott had no business being sent to of the segregationist, Council of Conservative Citizens, originally
prison on a double-life sentence for an $11 robbery they claimed Verinda M. Birdsong called, White Citizen’s Councils.
they didn’t commit, in the first place. Where is the good sense Baltimore, Md. Gov. Barbour, who by the way aspires to run for president
of fairness, justice and mercy in 2011? Sickened by the repeat of the United States confirmed my thoughts by saying, “The
of seeing more African Americans incarcerated for lengthier Scott Sisters Freed! Gov. Barbour Demands a Kidney for their Mississippi Department of Corrections believes the sisters no
sentences than any other ethnic group, I plan to write as many Freedom longer pose a threat to society, their incarceration is no longer
newspapers as possible to dispel the belief in America that “we are At long last the Scott sisters will be free! Mississippi Gov. necessary for public safety or rehabilitation, and Jamie Scott’s
giving justice for all.” Haley Barbour in a totally bizarre act of compassion, based on medical condition creates a substantial cost to the State of
Now Barbour, who I do not praise but commend for acting public pressure, used his commutation powers to grant the sisters Mississippi.”
[somewhat] with mercy toward these women to allow for Jamie’s their freedom. Bob Herbert of the New York Times recently wrote about the
surgery, may move toward a complete pardon of these women. His Barbour suspended the life sentences of Gladys and Jamie case of the Scott Sisters in a piece titled “’So Utterly Inhumane.”
conditional release that includes that Jamie’s sister, Gladys— also Scott, two African-American sisters who had served 16 years in He said, “This is Mississippi we’re talking about, a place that in
serving a double-life—must donate a kidney and the “indefinite many ways has not advanced much beyond the Middle Ages.” I
prison for taking part in an $11 armed robbery. The women have
release” terms that also include Mississippi not paying for the agree 100 percent. Instead of giving the Scott Sisters their freedom
always maintained their innocence. For many years civil rights
kidney transplant (ridiculous), may provide a platform for his re- through a true compassionate act of clemency, Barbour instead
advocates have called for the release of the sisters. The case was
election. used the barbaric stipulation that freedom in this case is the cost of
brought to my attention a few years ago by Nancy Lockart, who a kidney.
However, I pray that Mississippians do not allow this spearheaded the campaign to free the Scott sisters.
man another term in office as the head executive over the state if I wish the Scott Sisters the best in regaining their freedom and
Although I give thanks to the governor for this act, I have to hope they lead fruitful and productive lives. And I pray that Gov.
he persists on covering up and hiding behind the shameful past and question the stipulation that in order for Jamie Scott to be free Barbour does not use the freedom for organs tradeoff anymore in
present of racist disenfranchisement I have seen in a long time. she must donate a kidney to her ailing sister. An estimation was the future to save the state of Mississippi tax dollars.
This letter is not to be interpreted as a “kudos, job well made that determined that dialysis treatments would cost the
done” for Gov. Barbour. This is his re-election year and like all state of Mississippi $200,000 a year which did not include other Anthony Papa, media relations manager
politicians, what may have not been palatable for consideration treatments. If the operation could not be performed because Drug Policy Alliance
may be so when voters have to go to the booths in a few months. of medical reasons they would revisit Jamie’s stipulation but New York, N.Y.
A8 The Afro-American, January 8, 2011 - January 14, 2011

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January 8, 2011 - January 14, 2011, The Afro-American B1

A newly formed dance team


makes their formal debut

Janice, Mike, Jesse, Amari


and Armand Navarro
Renee "Starlynn"
Allen sings
original song
“Lord Help Me”
Katrina, Tony, David and baby
Gabriella McDonald

The Spiritual Harmonizers sing a hand-


clapping, foot-stomping selection
Ciera, Yolanda and Larry Bailey Lesa Smith and Luisa Herrera

A
bevy of guests joined
members of the Joint Under the planning leadership
Base Myer-Henderson Hall of Jerome Lindsay, Edgar Brookins,
(JBM-HH) Gospel Service Congre- William Douglas and Anita Laury,
gation as they journeyed to the Fort attendees enjoyed an evening of fun,
Belvoir, Va., Officers Club for a holiday gaiety and holiday cheer. Chaplain
celebration that included a reception, (Maj.) David Santiago Cruz is pastor
Christmas caroling, karaoke, a of JBM-HH Gospel Service, a major
sumptuous meal, dance presentation, financial supporter of the AFRO’s
music from Renee “Starlynn” Allen, a military program which provides weekly Donald and Annette Wright
Army Chaplain (Maj.) James Key,
holiday message from Chaplain (Capt.) newspaper deliveries with Mr. and Mrs. Odums
banquet speaker
James Key and foot-stomping gospel to soldiers in Afghanistan
music from the Spiritual Harmonizers of and Iraq.
Northern, Va.

Ethel Edmond, Herman Williams, Nia Webb, Donna Garland, Chaplain David
Laverne Lashley, Renee Anderson and Patricia Powell Santiago Cruz, pastor,
Freda Womack (right) and her
Gospel Service and his
daughter Cassie introduce the
wife, Loida
guest speaker

Joyce Laury, Anita Laury, president,


Parish Council; Kernovia Roberts,
CaLix Daniel, Sidra Daniel and Tyler Renee
Roberts Anderson
leads a
round of
Christmas
Tony and Floyd Jenkins carols
Washington
AFRO General
Brigitte Lowe Manager Edgar
belts out a Schuyler, Andriane, Nia Brookins and his
powerful holiday and Naja Webb daughter, Ciera
tune

Evangelist Paola Mazo, Nariman Zahedi, Renee "Starlynn" Allen, her son
Beverly Chase Allen, Sonya Bradford, Emma Scott, Kevin Bradford and
Threat (center, Barbara Ogle
standing) and
members of
her family

Ashley and Victoria


Omekam
Andrea Joe, Donna Garland, Pamela and
William Douglas and their son, William Jr. Guests enjoy the array of buffet foods
Photos by Rob Roberts

The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) Courtesy Photos


board members hosted a surprise reception at the instituting “Thursday Network,” GWUL’s young
GWUL headquarters in Northwest Washington, professionals auxiliary; leading the purchase of GWUL’s
D.C., for Maudine R. Cooper, recognizing her 20 new headquarters at 2901 14th St., N.W. and helping
years of service as president and CEO of the storied increase donations and contributions from $1 million to
organization. approximately $25 million.
Entrepreneurs, politicians and members of the In videotaped remarks, District Mayor Vincent Gray
community gathered to honor and celebrate Cooper, also honored Cooper for her work, calling her “the
who took the helm of the GWUL in December 1990. absolute quintessential public servant in the District of
Some of her accomplishments include changing the Columbia.”
Priscilla Clark, Maudine R. Cooper and celebrity Now in its 72nd year, the GWUL continues to
Urban League’s name to the Greater Washington
chef Huda provide a wide range of services including education,
Urban League in 1993, which reflected its expansion Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa
to Prince George’s and Montgomery counties; employment and training; health promotion; food and
Manigault-Stallworth, Jerry Moore
utility assistance, housing and community development
and Maudine R. Cooper
to more than 65,000 persons annually.

The reception committee: Michael P. Akin (left), director of


community relations, George Washington University; Annie
P. Whatley, acting associate director, Office of Minority
Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy; Maudine R. Cooper
Willa Hall Smith, associate vice president, Tuskegee and Lavern Chatman,
University, Office of Federal Relations; Loretta S. Caldwell, president, Northern Steven Knapp, president of The
Guests enjoy the celebration
president, LS Caldwell and Associates and Jerry A. Moore III, Virginia Urban League George Washington University
chair, board of directors, GWUL chapter and Maudine R. Cooper
B2 The Afro-American, January 8, 2011 - January 14, 2011

Faith Pulse
Local Pastor Shows Age is No Obstacle
Elder William E. Peterson, 69, earns four degrees in six years
In a day and time when the class member.
country is in educational crisis, “Initially, I felt a little nervous,
William E. Peterson decided to but then my fellow students — and
reverse this trend, returning to the professors — started to look to
school after 40 years and earning me for guidance and wisdom. I was
his associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, really surprised, but honored at the
and doctorate degrees within a six- same time.”
year period. Peterson’s educational odyssey
“I never thought I was smart began in 2004 at Maple Springs
enough to earn a degree,” Peterson Baptist Church’s Bible College and
said in a prepared statement. “My Seminary in Capitol Heights, Md.
sister, who returned to school at He then matriculated to the United
56, inspired me, and I wanted to American Free Will Baptist Bible
challenge myself.” College, Kinston, N.C., where he
Although he did graduate from earned his associate’s and bachelor’s
high school in 1958 and attended degrees in biblical studies. But
other training institutions in his he didn’t stop there. A master’s
earlier years, he had serious doubts in theology soon followed and he
about having what it took to succeed graduated summa cum laude.
in the world of academia, especially Peterson culminated his
at the seasoned age of 63. academic aspirations by completing
NCBW Partners with Local After retiring from a successful
32-year career in the insurance
William E. Peterson Courtesy Photo
a two-year doctoral program in
eight months and writing his

Church to Fight HIV/AIDS industry and becoming the founder


and pastor of Deliverance Free Will Baptist Church in Temple
thesis, “Where Faith Begins:
Autobiography of a Sharecropper’s Son.” He received his
Hills, Md., over the past 22 years, Peterson had some fear doctorate, graduating summa cum laude, on Dec. 11 at
By Herb Quarles theme for 2010 is “Reducing about entering an environment where he’d likely be the oldest Deliverance Free Will Baptist Church in Temple Hills.
Special to the AFRO the Stigma, Breaking the
Silence” and the service
The Northern Virginia theme was “Moving Forward education in Alexandria. and the Northern Virginia African-American woman to for help from the HIV/AIDS
chapter of the National Together in Faith, Hope and In addition, Sandra Aids Ministry (NOVAM), serve as the 14th chairman community.
Coalition of 100 Black Women Courage.” Dawkins Harvey, co-chair informed the congregation of the NAACP, delivered In his remarks, the Rev.
recently formed a partnership Highlights of the service of HIV/AIDS Program for about the council’s efforts a powerful message from Dr. Howard-John Wesley,
with the historic Alfred Street included a proclamation the National Coalition of to involve other faith-based the book of Mark that made senior pastor at Alfred Street,
Baptist Church and its HIV/ prepared by the city of 100 Black Women, NOVA groups in their plight. Brown reference to the “woman announced his full support
AIDS Ministry in honor of Alexandria’s Commission chapter, presented information also presented a layout of with the issue of blood.” She and encouragement of the
“World AIDS Day 2010.” on HIV/AIDS, which Mayor on HIV/AIDS and the impact NOVAM’s initiatives and the explained that people infected organizations participating,
A worship service was William Euille read to the on African-American women recent program “Partnerships and affected by HIV/AIDS especially ASBC HIV/AIDS
held at the church, located audience. The proclamation and adolescent females. for Hope,” which partners are often referred to as “those Ministry. He challenged all
at 301 South Alfred St., in demonstrated the city’s The Rev. Todd Brown, with 34 churches in Northern people.” She encouraged attendees to get involved.
Alexandria, Va., in honor of commitment to combating pastor of First Chesterbrook Virginia. Christians and those of power Call the church office
those who have died from, are HIV/AIDS and affirmed the Baptist Church in McLean, The Rev. Roslyn M. to acknowledge and embrace at 703-683-2222 for more
infected with or affected by Commission on HIV/AIDS’ Va., who represented the Brock, a minster at Alfred the simple “touch of the hem information the church’s
the disease. The World AIDS efforts to provide health Virginia Clergy Council Street, and the youngest of one’s garment” as a cry AIDS Ministry.

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D.C. Stars Among 2011 Grammy Three Sisters Craft


Kwanzaa Cartoon Series
Nominees What started out as a hobby to entertain friends and
family with self-made short movies has turned into a full-
time business for sisters Saba, 13; Keita, 17 and Tajiya, 21.
Chuck Brown welcomes first The Charlotte, N.C. natives have crafted everything on their
animation projects from character drawings, scriptwriting,

nod at 74 music scoring, designing the DVD menus, cover artwork, as


well as producing and directing each project as a team. The
The Recording Academy All three stars sisters recently
recently named Washington, enjoyed stellar formed EYI
D.C. native Carolyn Malachi, success in 2010 Publications
R&B crooner Raheem – particularly Co., which
DeVaughn and go-go music Brown – who stands for
founder Chuck Brown as made a nationwide Entrepreneurs
2011 Grammy nominees for appearance with of Youth and
their hit 2010 singles. the Roots on “Late Integrity. The
Malachi has been Night with Jimmy animation
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nominated for Best Urban/ Fallon,” released a company
Carolyn Malachi,
Alternative Performance for three-disc album We intends to
Chuck Brown
her single “Orion” from the Got This and had his provide quality
and Raheem
Lions, Tigers & Squares EP. breakout hit “Bustin entertainment
DeVaughn have
Similarly, DeVaughn’s Loose” featured in a for an
been nominated for
2010 smash “Customer” TV commercial. audience that
Grammys.
garnered him a Grammy nod Meanwhile, this is is ready for
for Best R&B song. DeVaughn’s second Grammy innovative
The Recording Academy stint. In 2008, the Recording women in the arts books, feature
also recognized the godfather Academy recognized the community. films and TV
of go-go, Chuck Brown, for Newark, N.J.-born, Prince programs.
his single “Love,” which George’s County, Md.-raised The 53rd Annual The sisters
features singers Jill Scott, singer for his popular hit Grammy Awards will be have just
Ledisi and jazz musician “Woman.” held on Feb. 13 in Los released the Filmmakers Keita, 17; Saba, 13 and
Marcus Miller, for Best R&B Also sending a powerful Angeles at the Staples feature-length Tajiya, 21
Performance by a Duo or message through music Smart Center and will air animated film
Group with Vocals. This is is Malachi, whose genre- Chicks, a philanthropic live on CBS. For more Kwanzaa at
the first Grammy nod for the blending songs frequently organization which seeks information and a full listing My House, which tells the story of two kids celebrating and
District’s 74-year-old musical serve as a rally call for women to develop visibility and of the 2011 nominees, visit understanding Kwanzaa.
ambassador. in the arts. She is founder of leadership opportunities for grammy.com. They also have two other animated series completed
called “Mission Possible” about a teen who overcomes life’s
obstacles and “The Organic Four” which tells the story of

Children’s Musical Teaches Important children who find their purpose by learning responsibility and
respect for themselves and the planet.

Life Lessons
Indie filmmaker Tim Greene of Tim Greene Films lauded
the young sisters’ accomplishments. “I have never seen
anyone their age with so much talent in animation; these very
talented young ladies will go a long way in the business,” said
‘Mirandy and Brother Wind’ comes to Adventure Theatre Greene in a statement.
The filmmakers plan to go on a promotional tour in
By Bobby Marvin encourage more African-Americans to become theatergoers. 2011 and have their film projects screened at film festivals
Special to the AFRO worldwide.
AFRO: What was it about this story that caught your
From the pages of Patricia J. McKissack’s brilliantly attention? For more information on the sisters and their work, visit
animated children’s book Mirandy and Brother Wind to Glen Michael J. Bobbitt: I actually was just sort of roaming WWW.EYIPUBLICATIONS.COM.
Echo, Md.’s storied Adventure Theatre, Mirandy – the bright- around the Barnes & Noble in Bethesda with my son, and I just
eyed, cocoa-hued protagonist – has found a place in young sort of walked over to the children’s book section …started like characters. There’s dancing and music in the story. It
school children’s heart nationwide. thumbing through it. Then I saw the title Mirandy and Brother wasn’t hard to find where the songs and such were.
McKissack’s 1997 work imbues fantasy and rich African- Wind and I thought, well it must be an African-American book
American cultural references amid the backdrop of a small and I pulled the book off the shelf and saw a beautiful picture AFRO: What resonated with you the most about this story?
southern town’s cakewalk of this young, sassy looking girl MJB: I think it’s more that these experiences they
jubilee, a celebratory dance and up in the sky behind her (characters in the book) had were stooped in the culture and
competition. Mirandy needs a was a picture of the wind, who they weren’t about race. They weren’t about Black versus
dance partner, but her fellow was dressed in a top hat. And I White or the White man keeping us down. It was just part of
townspeople encourage her to thought, ‘Wow, this must have their everyday [lives].
“capture the wind,” a concept some good fantasy or fiction
that puzzles the spry girl. about it.’ I looked on the back AFRO: This production appeals to an African-American
But Grandmother Beasley’s and it’s about the story of a little audience, but what do you think can be done to engage more
sage words help Mirandy girl who wants to win the annual African Americans to become theatergoers?
understand Brother Wind’s cakewalk, so it immediately MJB: Well I think there needs to be more African-American
power. “Can’t nobody put had culture, music, dance and a work produced and I think there’s lots of different kinds of
shackles on Brother Wind, chile. fantasy element. And I think all African-American plays. And one of my goals with “Mirandy”
He be special. He be free.” of those things make for great is to do something that is more traditional musical theatre that
It was the rich Black musicals. stretches the audience’s ear. But I think what we have to do is
vernacular and other cultural encourage each other to go to the theater.
elements that first attracted Courtesy Image AFRO: What is the process
Michael J. Bobbitt, artistic of creating a stage play out of a
“Mirandy and Brother Wind” runs Jan. 21-Feb. 13 at Adventure
director of Adventure Theatre and the production’s playwright, children’s book? Theater and Feb. 25-March 13 at The Atlas Performing Arts Center.
to the book and encouraged him to craft a musical based on MJB: My [fellow] writer and I worked for about two years For tickets and more information, log onto http://adventuretheatre.tix.
Mirandy’s plight. Together with music and lyrical director on the script and actually a lot in the last year. [We were] just com and call (301) 634-2270 for Glen Echo, Md. showing; and www.
John L. Cornelius and director Jennifer Nelson, Bobbitt looking at the story, thinking how can we make this come to atlasarts.org/tickets, (202) 399-7993 for Washington, D.C. showing.
has developed an engaging stage production he hopes will life on stage. I mean luckily, most of the characters are human Kristin Gray contributed to this article.

‘Psych-ing’ Out Dulé


By Kam Williams on the series, Hill garnered an Emmy As for myself, I’ve never experienced anything personally,
Special to the AFRO Award nomination and four NAACP except on one occasion when I was a kid with a friend of mine
Image Award nominations for his who has passed away since. He was spending the night over at
Dulé Hill stars as Burton ‘Gus’ Guster on the USA Network work. my house and I tried to wake him up because he was mumbling
series “Psych,” which airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST. Best On the big screen, Hill appeared to himself in his sleep. I asked him what he was talking about
known for his work as Charlie Young on “The West Wing,” Hill opposite William H. Macy in an and he said, “Oh, man, I had this dream that your little cousin
first came to prominence as The Kid opposite Savion Glover adaptation of David Mamet’s was here and bothering me by climbing on my back.” It turned
and Jeffrey Wright in the Broadway production of Bring in ‘Da Edmond, and Andrew Davis’ The out that later that day one of my cousins did come over and start
Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk. Courtesy Photo Guardian. messing with him. That was definitely strange. But besides that, I
Born to Jennifer Garner and Bertholomu Hillshire in Dulé Hill Here, he talks about “Psych,” a haven’t had any psychic experiences.
Orange, N.J., on May 3, 1975, and raised with his elder lighthearted, crime-solving series
brother, Bert, in nearby Sayreville, Dulé began attending dance where he plays a private eye whose partner (James Roday) KW: I guess Miss Cleo of Psychic Friends Network
school when he was 3 and received his first break in 1983 as pretends to be clairvoyant. infomercial fame ruined it for real psychics once she was
the understudy to Savion Glover in The Tap Dance Kid on exposed as a fraud.
Broadway. He went on to perform the lead role in the musical’s KW: Attorney Bernadette Beekman asks: Do you believe DH: Yeah, any Jamaican could’ve told you from the first
national tour alongside Harold Nicholas. people have psychic powers? Have you ever experienced time they saw the commercial that she was a fake, because her
In 1999, he joined the cast of the acclaimed NBC series anything psychic in real life? accent was terrible. [Laughs]
“The West Wing,” playing the personal aide to the president DH: I do believe that there are a few of those rare folks out
(Martin Sheen) and, subsequently, deputy special assistant to there with a sixth sense who really do have psychic powers. But I
the chief of staff (Allison Janney). During his seven seasons think the majority of people who claim to be psychics are frauds. Visit afro.com for more on Dulé Hill.
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Community Meyer Elementary Opens as


Relocation Site for Takoma
Norton Calls for Meeting with EPA Education Campus
Chief By Dorothy Rowley
AFRO Staff Writer
By Dorothy Rowley when consumed in drinking in-water crisis from 2001 to About 300 Takoma Education
AFRO Staff Writer water. 2004, children in the city had Campus students resumed
While the EPA is elevated blood lead levels their studies Jan. 3 at Meyer
Congresswoman Eleanor currently considering in 2002 and 2003 that were Elementary School after a fire
gutted the Northwest building
Holmes Norton announced whether to set a limit for more than three times higher in late December According
recently that she would like chromium-6 in tap water, than the Centers for Disease to interim District of Columbia
Environmental Protection Norton said she was very Control and Prevention had Public Schools System chancellor
Agency Administrator Lisa grateful for the study. reported. Kaya Henderson, Takoma’s
Jackson’s presence at a However, “It was truly Norton also divulged principal and key staff members
toured Meyer last week. Officials
meeting that will consider discomforting to learn of yet plans to reintroduce her chose the Northwest building
the results of a new study another issue with the safety “Lead-Free Drinking Water because of its capacity to house Courtesy Photo/dc.gov
surrounding the District’s of the District’s drinking Act,” which she initially about 430 students. In addition, Meyer Elementary School in Northwest is the temporary
drinking water. water so soon after the lead- presented six years ago in the Meyer features classrooms facility for Takoma Education Campus students displaced
The study, which was in-the water crises resurfaced wake of D.C.’s water crisis. as opposed to the open-space by a fire late last year.
design at Takoma. 
commissioned by the in the city this past spring,” The Act also addresses lead DCPS officials met with
Environmental Working she added. standards for the nation’s parents to discuss the move, which also focused on preparing the building for occupancy and transporting
Group, revealed that the No word has been drinking water. students back and forth to classes.
chemical, chromium-6, found released on whether Jackson “While the devastating fire that destroyed Takoma Education Campus has posed some logistical
in the drinking water of 31 will attend the meeting. challenges, we are committed to making the transition to Meyer Elementary School as seamless as
possible so that teachers can teach and students can learn,” said Henderson. 
cities including the District However, this Meyer was among 23 school buildings that were closed in 2008 as part of former chancellor Michelle
and which is also known as past fall, Norton Rhee’s attempts to reform the troubled system. 
hexavalent chromium or the questioned
“Erin Brockovich” chemical
is known to cause cancer
when inhaled, according to
witnesses at
two hearings
after a House
Giant Food’s Ninth Annual
a statement from Norton’s
office.
Committee on
Science and
Stuff-A-Truck a Hit in 2010
The study further revealed Technology Giant Food of Landover, Md.,  with WTTG Fox 5 and CBS
that chromium-6 has caused subcommittee Radio Stations WPGC 95.5, 106.7 The Fan, 94.7 Fresh and 99.1 El
cancer in laboratory animals investigation Zol, hosted the ninth annual Stuff-A-Truck food drive at four Giant
Morguefile
Food locations in December. More than 54,360 pounds of food and
when ingested, and according found that, A new study shows the quality of $126,890 in monetary donations were collected. This year marked
to the EPA, is likely to be during the Washington, D.C.'s drinking water may the second highest year in food donations and the top earning year in
carcinogenic to humans District’s lead- be at risk. monetary donations, all benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank.
“We are very appreciative that the community came out to support

Actors Malik Yoba, Ruby Dee this year’s Stuff-A-Truck to help the Capital Area Food Bank,” said
Jamie Miller, public and community relations manager for Giant
Food of Landover, Md., in a prepared statement. “The generous

Headline Black Academy of Arts & donations are especially important this year, because so many in our
region are struggling to put food on their own tables. It’s wonderful
to see the community work together to make a positive difference by

Letters Benefit supporting the Capital Area Food Bank and our neighbors in need.”
In Rockville, Md., the Montrose Crossing location welcomed
25,354 pounds of food and $924 in donations while the Greenbriar
The Black Academy of Shopping Center in Fairfax, Va., saw 9,054 pounds of food and
Arts & Letters (TBAAL) Courtesy Photo $979.11 in donations. In Washington, D.C., the community donated
13,114 pounds of food and $1,811.67 at the Brentwood Shopping
kicked off the holiday season Giant Food locations in
Center Giant and in Hyattsville, Md., 6,847 pounds of food and
in grand style with a special the District, Northern $710.32 were donated at the Mall at Prince Georges.
benefit hosted by jazz artist Virginia, Prince George’s In addition to donations made at the four Giant Food locations,
Art Sherrod Jr. and his wife and Montgomery counties monetary contributions to 2010 Stuff-A-Truck were also made by
Georgia Noone-Sherrod at received large numbers corporations and through the Capital Area Food Bank’s website,
Gallery Serengeti in Capitol WTTG Fox 5’s phone bank and Text 2 Give.
Heights, Md.
Curtis King, founder
and president of TBAAL,
welcomed the stylish
Sorority Donates Books to Local School
gathering of influential By Herb Quarles
Special to the AFRO
business leaders, community
activists and philanthropists Paula Young Shelton, the youngest daughter
including Kevin E. Hooks, of the Honorable Andrew Young, an educator and
Courtesy Photo executive vice president of
author of Child of the Civil Rights Movement,
Malik Yoba, Georgia Noone-Sherrod, Ruby Dee, Kevin E. Weber Shandwick; Angie was the guest speaker during a recent meeting of
Hooks and Curtis King Gates, general manager of the Delta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society
The Warner Theatre and Mike International for Key Women Educators. The book,
and Cheryl Miller. written for children, recounts the time in her early
The benefit’s special guests were celebrated actress Ruby Dee and actor Malik Yoba, who years when she recalled the involvement of her
encouraged the audience to support TBAAL in its upcoming national fundraising campaign. parents in the Civil Rights Movement.
Her message, “Tell the Story,” was powerful as
“The Academy is preparing to celebrate its 35th Anniversary next year,” said Dee in a she inspired and encouraged her audience to “tell
prepared statement. “Because Curtis King and TBAAL are committed to educate and support their own stories.” Courtesy Photo
the arts, our culture won’t be buried alive. For that, I am grateful.” A review of her book in the December 2009
Yoba echoed the legendary actress’ sentiments. Paula Young Shelton displays her book
issue of Library School Journal noted that, “Mrs.
“My efforts to support the TBAAL builds on the works of many minority celebrities Shelton helps modern children understand the
as Helen Flagg congratulates her for her
over the years,” said Yoba. “TBAAL has a state of the art facility in Dallas that hosts plays, hurtful effects of segregation…and how the contribution to children’s literature.
concerts and workshops in the effort to preserve our culture. It will take all of our help for it movement united its leaders” the Youngs, the
of Columbia, the books were donated to Stanton
to remain a place where our community can continue to live and inspire. I, Malik Yoba remain Kings, and other activists to become like family
Elementary School in Southeast Washington as a
committed to TBAAL.” because they were brought together by a common
result of a random drawing. The other two schools
Gallery Serengeti served as the perfect venue as attendees enjoyed an impressive collection goal.”
considered were Davis and Garfield.
The Delta chapter and friends purchased
of African-inspired art from around the world. Guests also enjoyed sumptuous food and 25 copies of the book as a part of its yearly
Dr. Emily Crandall, Delta chapter research
cocktails. The event also featured an inspirational live performance by Sherrod. educational project. In keeping with its focus
chairwoman and senior research scientist at The
The TBAAL benefit was sponsored in part by W Hotel Washington, D.C. and Kwedz George Washington University Center for Equity
on providing literary assistance to one of the
Research. and Excellence in Education, prepared a set of
identified elementary public schools in the District
reading materials, “Suggested
Ideas for Literacy Development,”
that were given to the Stanton
Elementary School Principal

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Delta Chapter president and
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For Redskins, Future Begins Now Lady Firebirds Snap 3-Game Losing
By Stephen D. Riley the front office decides to go with a youth
Streak, Advance to 8-6 By Perry Green
AFRO Staff Writer movement.
Allen came from a similar situation AFRO Sports Editor
And now it begins. For the Washington with Tampa, where the team was flooding
Redskins, there will be no postseason play out its old veterans and instilling youthful The University of
this year—something that became palpably building blocks. The Buccaneers severed ties the District of Columbia
evident around late October. Instead, the team with likely Hall of Famers in Warren Sapp, Lady Firebirds snapped a
will return to where it does most of its usual Derrick Brooks and Simeon Rice and even three-game losing skid and
winning: the offseason. Summer success parted ways with coveted coach Jon Gruden. advanced to an impressive
is quite common in the District and after Yet, a few years later, Tampa is again back 8-6 overall record on the
another distasteful campaign, fans will be atop the NFC despite missing the playoffs season after a blowout
looking for something on which to pin their with a 10-6 record and the league’s youngest victory over the Fayetteville
hopes. But with two high-priced professionals team. The casual NFL fan probably couldn’t State University Lady
seemingly on their way out the door in identify one single name associated with the Broncos. UDC cruised by
Donovan McNabb and Albert Haynesworth, Buccaneers but that didn’t stop them from Fayetteville State, 77-54, in
it’ll be interesting to see if the club sticks making a seven-game improvement from a home game at the UDC
with its money mantra and goes free spending their 3-13 season in 2009. Maybe Allen
Sports Complex on Jan. 3.
again. Or, they could do it the “right way” can transfer some of his magic to an ailing
Junior guard Jamilia
and focus their rebuilding effort towards the Washington organization in dire need of a Courtesy Photo/UDC
NFL Draft. makeover. UDC team captain Lilian McGill helped the Lady Firebirds Bonner scored a game-high
Without their third- and fourth-round Several players could be on the chopping blast Fayetteville State, 77-54, on Jan. 3. 20 points for UDC, who
draft picks (courtesy of last year’s McNabb block this summer including popular veteran held the lead the entire
trade), Washington doesn’t have the tailback Clinton Portis for starters. Fans game. The Lady Firebirds
favorable ammunition to restock their team will know soon enough about Washington’s started hot with a 17-9 run and never looked back, converting 29 Bronco turnovers into 33
with talented youngsters. But the club does revitalization plans over the next few points. They also outscored the Lady Broncos’ bench, 34-27, finished with a 12-4 advantage
possess a pick in each of the first two rounds, months. When the Washington Redskins in fast break points.
something Washington hasn’t enjoyed since start releasing big time names, it’s clear a UDC shot 38 percent from the field, 50 percent from three-point land and 69 percent from
the 2002 draft. This year’s draft class is change in philosophy has arisen. The pay- the free-throw line. The Lady Broncos shot 34 percent from the field, only 9 percent from
loaded full of promising quarterbacks. With plug-and-play approach hasn’t gotten the beyond the three-point line and 77 percent from the charity stripe.
Washington scheduled to pick 10th overall, team anywhere and it’s past due time to give Junior guard Kendra Johnson also scored double-figures for UDC with 15 points along
the club should be in line to nab a signal the draft a try. Ironically, Washington’s 6-10 with two rebounds, two assists and 3 steals. Lady Firebirds junior guard Jasmine Rich added
caller of the future to start their rebuilding mark this year was an improvement over eight points, five rebounds and a game-high 11 assists.
process. The free agent market hasn’t been the previous season’s misery but if the team Tiffany Haywood led the Bronco in scoring with 18 points, followed by JeLena Robertson
kind to the Redskins over the years and the elects to go with a youth movement like most
with nine points despite the loss.
2009 hiring of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect, things will probably get worse before
UDC will see its next action when they host their New Year’s Classic Jan. 8 and 9 at the
general manager Bruce Allen should they get better. But at least the team will be
hopefully push along a speedy recovery if walking in a different direction for a change. Sports Complex. They will face King College on Jan. 8 and Central State University on Jan. 9.

Bowie State’s Donna Polk Named Hampton, Winston-Salem


CIAA Coach of the Week State Tops in HBCU
By AFRO Staff
Basketball Power Rankings
Bowie State University’s Donna Polk was named
Central Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAA) By Donal Ware Basketball Poll
Coach of the Week on Jan. 3 for her outstanding coaching Special to the AFRO School/ Wins-Losses
throughout two games last week. 1.  Hampton/ 11-3
The third-year coach led the BSU Lady Bulldogs Fuquay-Varina, N.C. – Hampton 2.  Morgan State/ 4-6
basketball team to two impressive wins, defeating University and Winston-Salem State 3.  Tennessee State/ 6-8
nationally ranked Gannon, 70-52, on day one of the BSU University top the Boxtorow.com HBCU 4.  Jackson State/ 4-8
Lady Bulldogs Classic before edging Ferris State, 63-60, Division I basketball top-five and Division II/ 5.  North Carolina A&T/ 5-8
on the final day of the holiday classic tournament.  NAIA top-10 power ranking polls released on Others: Bethune-Cookman (5-8), Delaware
Bowie State senior Teaunsha Robinson led the Lady Jan. 3. State (4-7), North Carolina Central (4-6).
Bulldogs with a team-high 14 points and a career-high 14 Hampton has gotten off to a hot 11-3
rebounds against Ferris State; the Baltimore, Md., native start to the season, including at one point Boxtorow.com Top 10 HBCU Division II/
Courtesy Photo/Bowie State was named to the All Classic Team along with Tiara
reeling off seven straight wins. They are also NAIA Basketball Poll
Bowie State women’s basketball Adams (Ferris State), Julie Kleber (Gannon) and Alaura 1-0 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference School/ Wins-Losses
coach Donna Polk was honored Jones (Virginia Union). (MEAC). Morgan State, Tennessee State, 1.  Winston-Salem State/ 6-0
as CIAA Coach of the Week after “Ferris State was a tough team and I’m proud of Jackson State and North Carolina A&T round 2.  Xavier (La.)/ 13-1
two impressive wins at the end the ladies for sticking it out and having heart,” Polk out the rest of the top five. 3.  Shaw/ 7-2
of 2010. said. “Having T.T. (Teaunsha Robinson) back with us In the Division II/NAIA top-10 poll, 4.  Bowie State/  5-2
helps add energy, does a lot of things for us being tough Winston-Salem State Rams is the only 5.  Tougaloo/10-3
inside”. undefeated team and is off to a fast 6-0 6.  Kentucky State/ 4-1
Bowie State will open conference (CIAA) play at Fayetteville State University on January start, returning to the Central Interscholastic 7.  Texas College/ 6-4
6. Following that road trip, Bowie State will host three straight conference games, welcoming Athletic Association (CIAA) this year after 8.  Elizabeth City State/ 6-2
Winston-Salem State University on Jan. 10, Shaw University on Jan. 13 and St. Augustine’s five years as an independent Division I 9.  West Virginia State/ 6-4
College on Jan. 15.  program. Xavier (La.) lost its last game 10. Claflin/ 6-4
to Dakota Wesleyan, 61-58, in the Miami Others: Central State (8-5), Livingstone

Orioles’ Dominican Pitcher Gardens Classic, but currently ranks No. 2


with 13-1 on the season.  Shaw (7-2) has won
five of its last six and sits at No. 3 followed
(4-2).

The Boxtorow.com basketball poll is


Surrenders as Murder Suspect by Bowie State at No. 4 and Tougaloo at No.
5.  Teams ranked 6-10 are Kentucky State,
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Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Alfredo Simón See the full top-10 power ranking lists below: nationally syndicated radio sports talk show
surrendered to Dominican National Police on Jan. 3 which places major emphasis on HBCU
as the primary murder suspect in a fatal shooting on Boxtorow.com Top 5 HBCU Division I Sports.
Jan. 1 in the Dominican Republic, The Associated
Press reports.
According to the AP, police suspect the
29-year-old Dominican pitcher of shooting Michel
Castillo Almonte, 25, to death and also wounding
his 17-year-old brother during a New Year’s
Eve celebration in the northeast coastal town of
Luperon. No reason for the shooting was disclosed
but police told the AP that Simon turned his gun in
as part of the investigation.
Felipe Alou Jr., a Dominican representative for
the Orioles, told the AP that he spoke with Simón
on Jan. 1 and the pitcher had confirmed he was in
the area when the shooting occurred but insisted he
was not involved.
“He says to us that the wounded man can
confirm that he was not the one who fired,” Alou
told the AP. If found guilty Simón could face up to
30 years in prison.
Courtesy Photo
Simón signed with the Baltimore Orioles in
2008 but suffered an injury not long after his Alfedo Simón faces up to 30 years in
signing. He went 4-2 with a 4.93 earned run prison if convicted of a New Year’s Day
average (ERA) in 2010 and recorded 17 saves slaying in the Dominican Republic.
before being replaced by Koji Uehara as the closer.
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Square 5201, Lots 85, the foreclosure of the
right of redemption in August 1, 2009 - August 7, 2009, The Washington Afro-American B7

CLASSIFIED
situated in the District of
Columbia. The property was the following real prop-
s
l aadds 410-554-8200
acquired by the District of erty located in the Dis-
Columbia (∫District∫) after trict of Columbia, and
the former property owner, sold by the Mayor of the Superior Court of l 202-332-0080

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Robert McCamey, failed to
Buy it • Sell it
pay taxes on the property. District of Columbia to the District of
the Plaintiff in this ac- District of Columbia
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• Sell itit
The named Defendants may

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have had an interest in the tion, described as PROBATE DIVISION
subject property prior to the SQUARE 4065, LOT Washington, D.C.
District¬s acquisition. Of
these Defendants, Unknown
0801 and assessed to
the Estate of Esther May
20001-2131
Administration No.
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Personal Representative of
the Estate of Robert Wire and the Estate of 2010ADM1206
Charles Edwin Wire
McCamey, deceased; Un- Aaron Kimche

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known Heirs and Devisees and/or their known and
of Robert McCamey the Un- unknown heirs, located Decedent
known Personal Repre- with cross streets at NOTICE OF
sentative of the Estate of
Catherine N. McCamey, de-
ceased, and the Unknown
Neal Street to the north,
West Virginia Avenue to
the west, Montello Ave-
APPOINTMENT,
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
resu
Heirs and Devisees of Cath-
Payment Policy for legal notice LEGAL NOTICES nue
LEGAL to the east and
NOTICES AND NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICES TO
LEGAL
erine
NOTICES
N. McCamey could not
LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL
UNKNOWN NOTICES
HEIRS
Payment Policy for legal Morse Street to the

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be located despite an exten- AFRO Classified minimum ad rate is $26.74 per col. inch
advertisements Robert J. Tyrrell, whose
sive search.
On motion of the Plaintiff, on
south and adjacent to
and abutting the east address is 6010 Execu- 1 Col. (an inch consists of up to 20 words). Mail in your ad on
notice advertisements
Effective immediately, The Afro
this 2nd day of November,
2010, it is hereby OR-
side of 1167 Neal Street tive Boulevard, Suite Inch form below along with CHECK or MONEY ORDER to:
DERED
DERED that that Plaintiff’s
Plaintiff¬sMo-
Mo- in NE, Washington DC. 900, Rockville MD
American Newspapers will require tion to Allow Service by Pub- The complaint states, 20852 was appointed Up to WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN CO., 1917 Benning
among other things, that personal representative
Effective
prepayment forimmediately, The
publication of all legal lication on defendants Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4723, Attn: Clsf. Adv.
notices. Payment will be accepted
Unknown Personal Repre-
sentative of the Estate of
the amounts necessary
for redemption have not
of the estate of Aaron 20 Words Dept.
Afro American Newspapers R o b e r t M c C a m e y, d e - been paid.
Kimche, who died on
October 15, 2010 with a
in the form of checks, credit card or ceased; Unknown Heirs and
Pursuant to the Chief
will
moneyrequire
order. Any prepayment for
returned checks will
Devisees of Robert
Judge’s Administration
Judge¬s Administration
will, and will serve with-
McCamey and all those out Court supervision.
Order Number 02-11, it
publication of allprocessing
be subject to a $25.00 legal notices.
fee claiming under them as well
as on the Unknown Per- is this 18th day of Octo-
All unknown heirs and 1 2 3 4 5
and may result in the suspension of any sonal Representative of the ber, 2010. h e i r s w h o s e
Payment will be accepted in Estate of Catherine N. ORDERED by the whereabouts are un-
future advertising at our discretion. McCamey, deceased; Un-
Superior Court of the known shall enter their 6 7 8 9 10
the form of check, credit card known Heirs and Devisees
of Catherine N. McCamey, District of Columbia, that appearance in this
notice be given by the proceeding. Objections
or money order. Any returned and all those claiming under
to such appointment (or
AD NETWORK AD NETWORK them, is hereby GRANTED
and it is further.
insertion of a copy of
this order in The Afro- to the probate of de-
11 12 13 14 15
checks will be subject to a ORDERED that Unknown American Newspaper, cedent’s will)
cedent¬s will)shall be be
shall
ANTIQUES & Personal Representative of having a general circula- filed with the Register of
AUTOMOBILE
$25.00 processingCOLLECTIBLES
fee and may the Estate of Robert
tion in the District of Wills, D.C., 515 5th
16 17 18 19 20
McCamey, deceased; Un-
DONATION
result in the suspension of any known Heirs and Devisees Columbia, once a week Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
of Robert McCamey, and all for three (3) successive Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
Attn Hunters/ Inves- weeks, notifying all per-
future advertising tors: at our dis-
BEST¬BUY IN
those claiming under them;
the Unknown Personal Re- sons interested in the
20001, on or before
June 30, 2011. Claims NAME
DONATE AUTOS, AMERICA! Mountain presentative of the Estate of
cretion.
TRUCKS, RV’S. Catherine N. McCamey, de-
real property described
described above to ap-
against the decedent
ADDRESS
Land! From $995/ Acre. ceased, Unknown Heirs and
pear in this Court by the
shall be presented to the
LUTHERAN MISSION Buy direct From timber
Devisees of Catherine N. undersigned with a copy PHONE NO.
McCamey, and all those 22nd day of December
SOCIETY. Your dona-
LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL&..SAVE!!!
company NOTICES claiming under them, cause 2010, and redeem the
to the Register of Wills
tion helps local families their appearances to be en- Real Property by pay-
or filed with the Register CLASSIFICATION
Woods, views, streams, tered herein on or before the of Wills with a copy to
with food, clothing, trails. So many deer/ 31st day of January 2011
ment of $49,618.00, to-
the undersigned, on or (Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
gether with interest from
shelter. Tax deduct- turkey the natives call
otherwise the case will pro-
the date the Real Prop- before June 30, 2011, or
ceed as case of default, pro-
ible. MVA licensed. ‘em pests! County road vided a copy of this order of erty tax certificate was be forever barred. Per-
sons believed to be
LutheranMissionSoci- with power. Excellent
publication be published at purchased; court costs,
heirs or legatees of the
ety.org 410-636-0123
or toll-free 1-877-737-
owner financing with
least twice a mouth for three
consecutive months prior to
said date in the Daily
reasonable attorney's
fees, expenses incurred decedent who do not re-
ceive a copy of this no-
WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN-NEWSPAPER
10% down. Call Now in the publication and
Washington Law Reporter,
8567. 877-526-3764 wvtim- and Afro-American News- service of process by tice by mail within 25
publication reasonable days of its first publica-
berland.com
paper.
Bruce D Beaudin fees for the title search; tion shall so inform the Legal Advertising Rates
DONATE VEHICLE: JUDGE all other amounts paid Register of Wills, includ-
Receive $1000 GRO- 11/12, 11/19, 12/10, by the petitioner in ing name, address and Effective October 1, 2006
CERY COUPONS, REAL ESTATE 12/17, 1/7, 1/14 accordance with the relationship.
provisions of D.C. Code Date of Publication:
Your Choice, NOAH’S §47-1361 and
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47-1377
ARC, NO KILL Animal
Superior Court of
the District of and all outstanding
December 31, 2010
Name of newspaper:
PROBATE DIVISION
ARIZONA BIG municipal lien amounts
Shelters. Advanced BEAUTIFUL LOTS
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C. due and owing on the
Afro-American (Estates)
Veterinary Treatments. Washington Law
$99/mo., $0-down, 20001-2131 aforementioned Real
Reporter 202-879-9460/61
Free Towing, IRS $0-interest.Golf Course, Case No. Property, or answer the
Robert J. Tyrrell
TAX DEDUCTION. 0006655-10 complaint or, thereafter,
Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from In re: a final judgment will be Personal
Non-runners 1-866-912- Tucson Int’l Airport. Susan Carr Freeling entered foreclosing the Representative
GIVE Guaranteed Financing. aka right of redemption in 301-984-4790 PROBATE NOTICES
Susan Marie Freeling the Real Property and TRUE TEST COPY
NO CREDIT CHECK! Carr vesting in the plaintiff a REGISTER OF WILLS
DONATE YOUR (800) 631-8164 Code Susan Marie Freeling title in fee simple. 12/31, 1/7, 1/14 a. Order Nisi $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
VEHICLE RECEIVE Susan M. Freeling Carr Magistrate Judge
4043 www.sun- (Signed in chambers) Superior Court of
b. Small Estates (single publication) $ 50 per insertion
FREE VACATION siteslandrush.com
ORDER OF
the District of c. Notice to Creditors
PUBLICATION A TRUE TEST COPY:
VOUCHER. UNITED Petitioner, Susan Carr 12/24, 12/31, 1/7 District of Columbia
BREAST CANCER PROBATE DIVISION
1. Domestic $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
Freeling, aka Susan Ma-
FOUNDATION Free SERVICES - rie Freeling Carr, Susan Superior Court of Washington, D.C. 2. Foreign $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
20001-2131
Mammograms, Breast MISC. Marie Freeling, and Su-
san M. Freeling Carr,
the District of
Administration No.
d. Escheated Estates $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
Columbia
Cancer Info www.ubcf. having filed a complaint Civil Division 2010ADM1228 e. Standard Probates $ 125.00
info FREE Towing, DONATE YOUR CAR for judgment changing Case No. 0009548-10 Jessie Bell Green
her name to Susan IN RE: Decedent Superior Court of
Tax Deductible, Non- Fast, Free Pickup. Run-
Runners Accepted,
Freeling Carr and hav- RICHARD KEITH Thomas H Queen Esq
530 Eighth Street, SE
the District of
District of Columbia
CIVIL NOTICES
ning or Not! Maximum ing applied to the Court BARKSDALE
1-888-468-5964 whereupon it is the 10 Applicant Washington DC 20003 PROBATE DIVISION
Tax Deduction. Live day of December 2010. ORDER OF Attorney Washington,
a. Name Changes D.C. 202-879-1133 $ 80.00
Operators - 7 Days! ORDERED, that all per- PUBLICATION NOTICE OF 20001-2131
APPOINTMENT, b. Real Property
Administration No.
$ 200.00
BUSINESS Cancer Fund of America
sons concerned show
cause, if any they have,
CHANGE OF NAME
NOTICE TO 2010ADM1191
Richard Keith Barksdale
OPPORTUNITY - Help fight cancer. Call on or before the 18 day having filed a complaint CREDITORS Annie C. Ferguson

Now 800-390-8178.
of January 2011, why for judgment changing AND NOTICE TO
UNKNOWN HEIRS
Decedent
Nakia V. Gray Esq.
FAMILY COURT
the prayers of said com- Richard Keith Barksdale Superior Court of
6404 Ivy Lane
the District202-879-1212
DOES YOUR BUSI- plaint should not be name to Richard K.B. Willie C. Green, whose
address is 855 21st Suite 400 of
NESS NEED MORE AD FUNDS granted. Turner and having ap- District of Columbia
PROVIDED that a copy plied to the court for an Street, NE, Washington Greenbelt MD 20770
FOOT TRAFFIC??? TIGHT??? - Check out of this order be pub- Order of Publication of DC 20002 was ap- Attorney DOMESTIC RELATIONS
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
Advertise with us in THE DAILY CLASSI- lished once a week for the notice required by pointed personal repre- NOTICE OF
sentative of the estate of APPOINTMENT, 20001-2131 202-879-0157
over 97 newspapers FIED CONNECTION. three consecutive law in such cases; it is
Jessie Bell Green, who NOTICE TO Administration No.
weeks before said day by the Court this 8th day
across Maryland, Dela- For $199 per day - Get in Afro American News- of December 2010. died on May 24, 2010 CREDITORS
a. Absent DefendantEMMA L. WHITE 2010ADM1219
$ 150.00
ware and DC. Reach 5.2 Ad Placement 5 Days papers. with a will, and will serve AND NOTICE TO
ORDERED, that all per- b. Absolute Divorce Decedent $ 150.00
without Court supervi- UNKNOWN HEIRS
million readers weekly Per Week in 14 Major Judge sons concerned show
sion. All unknown heirs Idac.Virginia whose W. Alton Lewis Esq
Hart,Divorce
for as little as $14.95 per
TRUE TEST COPY cause, if any there be, Custody $ 150.00
Daily Newspapers in 12/24, 12/31, 1/7 on or before the 16 day and heirs whose address is 5219 11th 1450 Mercantile Lane
paper in our 2x2 Display Washington, Maryland whereabouts are un- Street, NE Washington Suite 155 Superior Court of
of January 2011, why Largo, Maryland 20774
IN THE SUPERIOR known shall enter their DC 20011 was ap- the District of
Ad Network. For more and DC. Space is COURT OF THE
the prayers of said com-
appearance in this pointed personal repre-ToAttorney
place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262
District of Columbia
information contact us plaint should not be
limited - Call now for DISTRICT OF granted; provided that a proceeding. Objections NOTICE OF
sentative of the estate ofPublic Notices $50.00 & up PROBATE
dependingDIVISION
on size
at 410-721-4000 x19 or immediate placement COLUMBIA copy of this order be to such appointment (or Annie C. Ferguson, who APPOINTMENT, Washington, D.C.
CIVIL DIVISION to the probate of de- died on April 7, 2009 Baltimore Legal
NOTICE TO Notices are 20001-2131
$24.15 per inch.
visit our website: www. today published once a week
Civil Action No. for three consecutive cedent’s will)
cedent¬s will)shall be be
shall with a will, and will serve There CREDITORS
is no flat rate — 1-800 Administration
(AFRO)No. 892
mddcpress.com 410-721-4000x19 or 2005CA002912L RP filed with the Register of without Court supervi- AND NOTICE TO
weeks before said day For Proof of Publication, pleaseJan call2007ADM1165
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visit our website: www. Calendar #18
in the Afro-American. Wills, D.C., 515 5th sion. All unknown heirs UNKNOWN HEIRS Wepsiec
VICKIE JEFFRIES Street, N.W., 3rd Floor a n d h e i r s w h o s e Annette V. Riley, whose Decedent
mddcpress.com PLAINTIFF
JUDGE
whereabouts
LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL
are un- address NOTICES LEGALRosenau
NOTICES
BUSINESS A TRUE COPY TEST: Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
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known shallNOTICES LEGAL
enter their Lane,
is 13403
NOTICES
United Kenneth Esq LEGAL NOTICES
vs.
12/31, 1/7, 1/14 20001, on or before Bowie MD 20720 1304 LEGALRhode NOTICES
Island Ave LEGAL NOTICES
SERVICES LEGAL NOTICES May Wire and
The Estate of Esther June 30, 2011. Claims appearance in this was appointed personal NW Washington DC
Superior Court of against the decedent proceeding. Objections representative of the 20005
The Estate of Charles shall be presented to the to such appointment (or estate of Emma L. Attorney Superior Court of
Valley National Loans the District of the District of
SUPERIOR COURT OF Edwin Wire, and Columbia undersigned with a copy to the probate of de- White, who died on
NOTICE OF
Bills, Debts, Financial THE DISTRICT OF Jean Wire Murphy, heir to the Register of Wills cedent’s will)
cedent¬s will)shall be be November 22, 2010 with
shall District of Columbia
Civil Division APPOINTMENT, PROBATE DIVISION
problem! Let us help! COLUMBIA and Joan Myrl Wire Case No. 0009951-10 or filed with the Register filed with the Register of a will, and will serve
CIVIL DIVISION Wood, Heir, and Wills, D.C., 515 5th NOTICE TO Washington, D.C.
IN RE: of Wills with a copy to without Court supervi-
Quick low rat Personal, Civil Action No. Preston W. Wire Jr., the undersigned, on or Street, N.W., 3rd Floor sion. All unknown heirs CREDITORS 20001-2131
Dinalu Ulysses AND NOTICE TO Administration No.
Business Auto Debt con- 0008282-10 heir, and Estha Wire Auger Economides before June 30, 2011, or Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . and heirs whose
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Walper, heir, and Marvin 20001, on or before whereabouts are un- UNKNOWN HEIRS 2010ADM1198
solidation, Home loan Applicant be forever barred. Per-
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, M. Wire, heir, and
ORDER OF sons believed to be June 30, 2011. Claims known shall enter their Kenneth Rosenau, Es- Helen R. Powell
Bad credit ok. No ap- NW C. Raymond Wire, heirs or legatees of the against the decedent appearance in this quire whose address is Decedent
Washington DC 20004 PUBLICATION
plication fee Apply call. a municipal corporation Heir, and District of CHANGE OF NAME decedent who do not re- shall be presented to the proceeding. Objections 1304 Rhode Island Ave- Thomas S. Donnelly
Columbia undersigned with a copy to such appointment (or nue, NW Washington Esq
1 877 674 6660 Plaintiff Dinalyu Ulysses Auger ceive a copy of this no-
1990 M Street NW
v. And Economides having filed tice by mail within 25 to the Register of Wills to the probate of de- DC 20005 was ap-
UNKNOWN PERSONAL All Unknown owners of days of its first publica- or filed with the Register pointed personal repre- Suite 200
a complaint for judgment cedent’s
cedent¬s will)
will)shall be
shall be sentative of the estate of Washington DC 20036
REPRESENTATIVE OF the property described of Wills with a copy to
Furniture THE ESTATE OF ROBERT below, their heirs, devi-
changing Dinalu Ulys- tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ- the undersigned, on or
filed with the Register of Jan Wepsiec, who died Attorney
ses Auger Economides
MCCAMEY, sees, personal repre- name to Constandina ing name, address and before June 30, 2011, or Wills, D.C., 515 5th on July 11, 2007 with a NOTICE OF
deceased sentatives, and execu- Ulysses Auger relationship. be forever barred. Per- Street, N.W., 3rd Floor will, and will serve with- APPOINTMENT,
sons believed to be Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
UNKNOWN HEIRS AND NOTICE TO
LEATHER LIVING DEVISEES OF
tors, administrators Economides and having Date of Publication: out Court supervision.
ROOM SET. In origi- ROBERT MCCAMEY grantees, assigns or applied to the court for December 31, 2010 heirs or legatees of the 20001, on or before All unknown heirs and CREDITORS
UNKNOWN PERSONAL successors in right, title, Name of newspaper: decedent who do not re- June 30, 2011. Claims h e i r s w h o s e AND NOTICE TO
nal plastic, never used. REPRESENTATIVE interest, and any interest
an Order of Publication
Afro-American ceive a copy of this no- against the decedent whereabouts are un- UNKNOWN HEIRS
of the notice required by
Orig price $3000, Sac- OF THE ESTATE OF in the leasehold or fee law in such cases; it is Washington Law tice by mail within 25 shall be presented to the known shall enter their William H. Jackson,
rifice $975. Can deliver. CATHERINE N. MCCAMEY, simple in the property
by the Court this 22nd Reporter days of its first publica- undersigned with a copy appearance in this whose address is 1726
deceased and premises situate, ly- Willie C. Green tion shall so inform the to the Register of Wills proceeding. Objections Montana Avenue, NE
Call Bill 301-841-7565 UNKNOWN HEIRS AND
ing and being in the Dis-
day of December 2010.
Personal Register of Wills, includ- or filed with the Register to such appointment (or Washington DC 20018
DEVISEES OF ORDERED, that all per-
CATHERINE N. MCCAMEY trict of Columbia de- sons concerned show Representative ing name, address and of Wills with a copy to to the probate of de- was appointed personal
scribed as: relationship. the undersigned, on or representative of the
Cherry Bedroom Set. CAROLYN M. MCCAMEY
AKA Square 4065 LOT 0801
cause, if any there be, 202-397-1188 cedent’s will)
before June 30, 2011, or cedent¬s will)shall be be estate of Helen R.
shall
TRUE TEST COPY Date of Publication:
Solid Wood, never used, Carolyn M. Taylor located with cross
on or before the 26th
December 31, 2010 be forever barred. Per- filed with the Register of Powell, who died on
day of January 2011, REGISTER OF WILLS
brand new in factory 8224 Crest Road streets at Neal Street to why the prayers of said 12/31, 1/7, 1/14 Name of newspaper: sons believed to be Wills, D.C., 515 5th October 26, 2010 with-
Laurel, MD 20723-1032 Street, N.W., 3rd Floor out a will, and will serve
boxes. English Dovetail. the north, West Virginia complaint should not be Afro-American heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re- Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C .
and without Court supervi-
Avenue to the east and Superior Court of Washington Law
Original cost $4500. Sell RONALD G MCCAMEY
Morse Street to the
granted; provided that a
the District of Reporter ceive a copy of this no- 20001, on or before sion. All unknown heirs
17 42nd Street NE copy of this order be
for $895. Can deliver. Washington DC south and adjacent to published once a week District of Columbia Ida Virginia Hart tice by mail within 25 June 30, 2011. Claims a n d h e i r s w h o s e
Call Tom 240-482-8721 20019-4572 and abutting the east for three consecutive PROBATE DIVISION Personal days of its first publica- against the decedent whereabouts are un-
Defendants side of 1167 Neal Street weeks before said day Washington, D.C. Representative tion shall so inform the shall be presented to the known shall enter their
Order for service in NE, Washington, DC. in the Afro-American. 20001-2131 202-526-3549 Register of Wills, includ- undersigned with a copy appearance in this
MISC. by Publication Defendants. 0
that pursuant to SCR Administration No. TRUE TEST COPY ing name, address and to the Register of Wills proceeding. Objections
The object of this action is ORDER OF 2010ADM1191 REGISTER OF WILLS relationship. or filed with the Register to such appointment
to remove a cloud on the 205(b) notice be sent to of Wills with a copy to shall be filed with the
PUBLICATION the applicant's creditors Annie C. Ferguson 12/31, 1/7, 1/14 Date of Publication:
AIRLINE ME- title of the real property lo-
Decedent the undersigned, on or Register of Wills, D.C.,
cated at 5033 Meade Street, In accordance with D.C. by registered or certified December 31, 2010
CHANIC - Train for NE known for tax and Official Code §47-1375,
Official Code ß47-1375, Nakia V. Gray Esq. Superior Court of Name of newspaper: before June 30, 2011, or 515 5th Street, N.W.,
mail and that proof of
high paying Aviation assessment purposes as t h e o b j e c t o f t h i s service of mailing be 6404 Ivy Lane the District of Afro-American be forever barred. Per- 3rd Floor Washington,
Square 5201, Lots 85, proceeding is to secure Suite 400 District of Columbia sons believed to be D.C. 20001, on or be-
Maintenance Career. situated in the District of the foreclosure of the made in the manner pro-
Greenbelt MD 20770
Washington Law
heirs or legatees of the fore June 30, 2011.
vided in SCR Probate PROBATE DIVISION Reporter
FAA approved program. Columbia. The property was right of redemption in Attorney Washington, D.C. Claims against the de-
Annette V. Riley decedent who do not re- cedent shall be pre-
acquired by the District of the following real prop- Rule 19(b).
Financial aid if qualified Columbia (“District”)
(∫District∫) after JUDGE NOTICE OF 20001-2131 Personal ceive a copy of this no- sented to the under-
- Job placement as- the former property owner, erty located in the Dis- A TRUE COPY TEST: APPOINTMENT, Administration No. Representative tice by mail within 25 signed with a copy to the
Robert McCamey, failed to trict of Columbia, and 12/31, 1/7, 1/14 NOTICE TO 2010ADM1219 301-809-0121 days of its first publica- Register of Wills or filed
sistance. CALL Aviation pay taxes on the property. sold by the Mayor of the Superior Court of CREDITORS EMMA L. WHITE tion shall so inform the
TRUE TEST COPY
Institute of Maintenance The named Defendants may District of Columbia to the District of AND NOTICE TO Decedent REGISTER OF WILLS Register of Wills, includ- with the Register of Wills
have had an interest in the the Plaintiff in this ac- District of Columbia UNKNOWN HEIRS with a copy to the under-
(866) 823-6729. subject property prior to the t i o n , d e s c r i b e d a s W. Alton Lewis Esq 12/31, 1/7, 1/14 ing name, address and signed, on or before
District’s
District¬s acquisition. Of PROBATE DIVISION Ida Virginia Hart, whose 1450 Mercantile Lane relationship.
June 30, 2011, or be
these Defendants, Unknown SQUARE 4065, LOT Washington, D.C. address is 5219 11th Suite 155 Superior Court of Date of Publication:
Personal Representative of 0801 and assessed to Street, NE Washington forever barred. Persons
MISC./TRAINING the Estate of Esther May
20001-2131
DC 20011 was ap-
Largo, Maryland 20774 the District of December 31, 2010 believed to be heirs or
the Estate of Robert Administration No. Attorney District of Columbia Name of newspaper:
McCamey, deceased; Un- Wire and the Estate of pointed personal repre- legatees of the decedent
MASSAGE THER- known Heirs and Devisees Charles Edwin Wire
2010ADM1206 NOTICE OF PROBATE DIVISION Afro-American who do not receive a
Aaron Kimche sentative of the estate of
APPOINTMENT, Washington, D.C. Washington Law
APY - Learn fast, earn of Robert McCamey the Un- and/or their known and
Decedent Annie C. Ferguson, who
NOTICE TO Reporter
copy of this notice by
known Personal Repre- unknown heirs, located
died on April 7, 2009 20001-2131 mail within 25 days of its
fast. Financial aid if sentative of the Estate of NOTICE OF CREDITORS Administration No. Kenneth Rosenau Esq first publication shall so
Catherine N. McCamey, de- with cross streets at with a will, and will serve
qualified. A new career ceased, and the Unknown Neal Street to the north,
APPOINTMENT, without Court supervi- AND NOTICE TO 2007ADM1165 Personal inform the Register of
is at your fingertips. Call Heirs and Devisees of Cath- West Virginia Avenue to NOTICE TO sion. All unknown heirs UNKNOWN HEIRS Jan Wepsiec Representative Wills, including name,
erine N. McCamey could not the west, Montello Ave- CREDITORS Annette V. Riley, whose Decedent 202-387-8680 address and relation-
Centura College 877- be located despite an exten- nue to the east and AND NOTICE TO
and heirs whose
address is 13403 United Kenneth Rosenau Esq TRUE TEST COPY ship.
whereabouts are un-
206-3353 sive search. Morse Street to the UNKNOWN HEIRS known shall enter their Lane, Bowie MD 20720 1304 Rhode Island Ave REGISTER OF WILLS Date of Publication:
On motion of the Plaintiff, on Robert J. Tyrrell, whose was appointed personal NW Washington DC 12/31, 1/7, 1/14 December 31, 2010
this 2nd day of November, south and adjacent to appearance in this
2010, it is hereby OR- and abutting the east address is 6010 Execu- proceeding. Objections representative of the 20005 Name of newspaper:
DERED that Plaintiff¬s Mo- side of 1167 Neal Street tive Boulevard, Suite to such appointment (or estate of Emma L. Attorney Afro-American
tion to Allow Service by Pub- in NE, Washington DC. 900, Rockville MD to the probate of de- White, who died on NOTICE OF Washington Law
lication on defendants The complaint states, 20852 was appointed cedent¬s will) shall be November 22, 2010 with APPOINTMENT, Reporter
Unknown Personal Repre- among other things, that
filed with the Register of a will, and will serve NOTICE TO William H. Jackson
believed to be heirs or William Eric Johnson, Jr.
legatees of the decedent whose address is 805
who do not receive a Parrot Court, Hyattsville,
copy of this notice by Maryland 20785 was ap-
mail within 25 days of its pointed personal repre-
first publication shall so
inform the Register of
Wills, including name,
sentative of the estate of
William Eric Johnson,
Sr. who died on Novem-
January 8, 2011 - January 14, 2011, The Afro-American B7
address and relation- ber 16, 2010 without a

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ship. will, and will serve with-
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out Court NOTICES
supervision. LEGAL NOTICES
December 31, 2010 All unknown heirs and
Name of newspaper: Superior Court of Superior Court of h e i r s w h o s e
Afro-American the District of the District of whereabouts are un- MBE/WBE
Washington Law Columbia District of Columbia known shall enter their Subcontractors and Suppliers
Reporter Civil Division PROBATE DIVISION appearance in this Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC, Miamisburg,
William H. Jackson Case No. 9944-2010 Washington, D.C. proceeding. Objections OH is interested in receiving quotes from qualified
IN RE:
Personal
Representative Ronald Nathaniel Little
20001-2131
Administration No.
to such appointment
shall be filed with the
MBE/WBE subcontractors and suppliers for the
Filtration and Disinfection Facilities Upgrade -
District of Columbia Bureau Chief
202-841-1040 Applicant 2010ADM1224 Register of Wills, D.C., Phase 3 - Electrical Improvements at the Blue
ORDER OF Plains AWWTP 5000 Overlook Ave. Washing,
TRUE TEST COPY
PUBLICATION
Joyce Biggs Washing- 515 5th Street, N.W.,
D.C., bidding on January 19, 2011. Opportunities This person will be responsible for reporting on local, national
REGISTER OF WILLS ton 3rd Floor Washington,
12/31, 1/7, 1/14 CHANGE OF NAME Decedent D.C. 20001, on or be- are available for Specifications Divisions 1 thru 16. and international newsworthy events, serving as the departmental
Ronald Nathaniel Little Plans available online:
having filed a complaint
Wesley L. Clarke fore July 7, 2011. Claims
http://www.ullimanschutte.com/documents/bids/ personnel manager and monitoring the progress of articles in process
1629 K Street NW against the decedent
Superior Court of
the District of
for judgment changing Washington DC 20006 shall be presented to the
Please Fax quotes to 937-910-9910 attention Eric and upcoming editions of the newspaper.
Ronald Nathaniel Little Attorney Yerian. Contact telephone 937-910-9900.
District of Columbia undersigned with a copy Ulliman Schutte Construction, LLC
name to Ayyub Shuaib NOTICE OF to the Register of Wills
PROBATE DIVISION
Washington, D.C.
Sulaiman and having APPOINTMENT, or filed with the Register
9900 Springboro Pike This person will also be responsible for maintaining several
Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
20001-2131
applied to the court for
an Order of Publication
NOTICE TO of Wills with a copy to
TYPESET: EqualTue Jan 04 11:09:08 EST 2011
www.ullimanschutte.com blogs, producing and anchoring webcasts, features writer for
CREDITORS the undersigned, on or
Administration No. of the notice required by AND NOTICE TO before July 7, 2011, or
Opportunity Employer supplemental publications, copyediting and proofreading, news-
2010ADM1217
John Robert Crenshaw
law in such cases; it is
by the Court this 28th
UNKNOWN HEIRS be forever barred. Per- room administration, reviewing the public e-mail inbox, helping to
Joyce Moreland, whose sons believed to be
Decedent day of December 2010. address is 2901 32nd heirs or legatees of the NOTICE OF BID coordinate and addressing tour groups on their visits to the company,
Samuel C. Hamilton
Metro Plaza One,
ORDERED, that all per-
sons concerned show
Street, SE Washington decedent who do not re- coordinating internship program, and representing the company at
DC 20020 was ap- ceive a copy of this no- Adams Robinson Enterprises is seeking bid propos-
Suite 620 cause, if any there be, pointed personal repre- tice by mail within 25 als and quotes from Minority Business Enterprises public events.
8401 Colesville Road on or before the 1st day
Silver Spring MD sentative of the estate of days of its first publica- (MBE) and Women Business Enterprises (WBE)
of February 2011, why Joyce Biggs Washing- tion shall so inform the
20910 the prayers of said com- ton, who died on Register of Wills, includ-
subcontractors and suppliers for the City of Annap- The minimum qualifications for this position include a bachelors
Attorney olis, Anne Arundel County, MD Broadneck WRF
NOTICE OF
plaint should not be
granted; provided that a
November 15, 2010 ing name, address and ENR Upgrade project, Contract No. S803101, which degree in journalism and three (3) years practical experience.
APPOINTMENT, without a will, and will relationship. bids on Tuesday January 18, 2011 at 1:30 P.M.
copy of this order be serve without Court su- Date of Publication:
N O T I C E T O Plans may be viewed at Adams Robinson Enter-
CREDITORS
published once a week pervision. All unknown January 7, 2011 prises, 2735 Needmore Rd., Dayton, OH; Office of Annual salary of $52,000. Send all resumes to:
for three consecutive heirs and heirs whose
AND NOTICE TO weeks before said day whereabouts are un-
Name of newspaper:
Afro-American
the Department of Public Works, Heritage Office
UNKNOWN HEIRS Complex, 2662 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD and Tow-
Alvin Thomas Carter,
in the Afro-American known shall enter their Washington Law son MHC, 8501 LaSalle Road, Suite 304, Towson,
John E. Leister
Newspapers. appearance in this
whose address is 12714 0
that pursuant to SCR proceeding. Objections
Reporter
William Eric Johnson Jr
MD. The AFRO American Newspapers
Brandywine Road,
Brandywine, Maryland
205(b) notice be sent to to such appointment Personal Submit written proposals until 12:30 P.M., Tuesday 2519 N. Charles St.
the DC Chief of Police shall be filed with the January 18, 2011 at Adams Robinson Enterprises,
20613 was appointed and to the DC Depart- Register of Wills, D.C.,
Representative
240-441-6094 2735 Needmore
TYPESET: Road,
Tue Jan 04Dayton,
16:34:41OHEST
45414, Phone
2011
Baltimore, MD 21218
personal representative
of the estate of John
ment of Corrections by 515 5th Street, N.W., TRUE TEST COPY (937)274-5318; Fax (937)274-0836. e-mail: jleister@afro.com
registered or certified 3rd Floor Washington, REGISTER OF WILLS
Robert Crenshaw, who mail and that proof of
died on August 27, 2010 D.C. 20001, on or be- 1/7, 1/14, 1/21
service of mailing be fore July 7, 2011. Claims ”Balfour Beatty Construction in a partnership with No telephone calls will be accepted.
with a will, and will serve made in the manner pro-
without Court supervi- against the decedent The Ranger Group and Trusted Solutions Group
vided in SCR Probate shall be presented to the would like to invite all federal certified small
sion. All unknown heirs Rule 14(b).
and heirs whose undersigned with a copy businesses and CBE´s in the construction industry
JUDGE to the Register of Wills SUPPORT to attend a Small Business Outreach Event and
whereabouts are un- A TRUE COPY TEST: or filed with the Register Information Session. The event will be held on
known shall enter their 1/7, 1/14, 1/21 of Wills with a copy to
OUR January 13, 2011 at 1:00PM at Howard University´s
appearance in this
proceeding. Objections the undersigned, on or ADVERTISERS Blackburn Center. Please contact Bennie Kovach at
Superior Court of before July 7, 2011, or bkovach@balfourbeattyus.com for registration in-
to such appointment (or the District of formation to this free event.”
to the probate of de- be forever barred. Per-
District of Columbia sons believed to be
cedent’s will)
cedent¬s will)shall be be
shall PROBATE DIVISION heirs or legatees of the
filed with the Register of Washington, D.C.
Wills, D.C., 515 5th decedent who do not re- St.St. Mary¬s
Mary’s County
County MetropolitanCommission
Metropolitan Commission
20001-2131 ceive a copy of this no- Invitationfor
Invitation forBids
Bids
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor Administration No.
Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . tice by mail within 25
2010ADM1218 days of its first publica- Wastewater Lab Digestion System
20001, on or before Theodore E. Powell
Wastewater Lab Digestion
Contract #11-08-FSystem
June 30, 2011. Claims tion shall so inform the Contract #11-08-F
Decedent Register of Wills, includ-
against the decedent NOTICE OF The St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission is currently soliciting Bids for
shall be presented to the ing name, address and the purchase of a programmable block digestion system, cooling stand and
APPOINTMENT, relationship.
undersigned with a copy NOTICE TO glassware. Delivery, training and manufacturer's warranties must be included in
to the Register of Wills Date of Publication: the unit Bid price.
CREDITORS January 7, 2011
or filed with the Register AND NOTICE TO
of Wills with a copy to Name of newspaper: One (1) original and one (1) copy of the sealed Bid should be addressed to Joy
UNKNOWN HEIRS Afro-American
the undersigned, on or Barbara P. Hale, whose Hamlet Purchasing Agent, and marked ∫SEALED“SEALED BID FOR “WASTEWATER
BID FOR ∫WASTEWATER
before June 30, 2011, or Washington Law LAB DIGESTION SYSTEM, CONTRACT #1108-F.” #1108-F∫. The Bids will be received
address is 712 Quade Reporter
be forever barred. Per- at tie office of the Commission, at 43990 commerce Avenue, Hollywood, Maryland
Street, Forest Heights, Joyce Moreland 20636, until 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 25, 2011 and then and
sons believed to be MD 20745 was ap-
heirs or legatees of the Personal there the Bids will be publicly opened and read.
pointed personal repre- Representative
decedent who do not re- sentative of the estate of
ceive a copy of this no- 202-257-9730 Bid packages are available for review at the main office of the Commission
Theodore E. Powell, TRUE TEST COPY between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and on the Commission website
tice by mail within 25 who died on August 22,
days of its first publica- REGISTER OF WILLS at www.metcom.org. Inquiries concerning proposal documents should be directed
2010 without a will, and 1/7, 1/14, 1/21 to Joy Hamlet, Purchasing Agent at 301-373-4733, Extension 222 or at jhamlet@
tion shall so inform the will serve without Court metcom.org.
Register of Wills, includ- supervision. All un- Superior Court of
ing name, address and known heirs and heirs the District of The St. Mary's Metropolitan Commission reserves the right to reject any or all
relationship. whose whereabouts are District of Columbia proposals and to waive any informality in the proposals submitted when such
Date of Publication: unknown shall enter PROBATE DIVISION waiver is in the best interest of the Commission.
December 31, 2010 their appearance in this Washington, D.C.
Name of newspaper:

Strictly Personal
proceeding. Objections 20001-2131
Afro-American to such appointment Administration No.
Washington Law shall be filed with the 2010ADM1248
Reporter Register of Wills, D.C., Edyth V. Anderson
Alvin Thomas Carter
Personal
515 5th Street, N.W.,
3rd Floor Washington,
Decedent
Alan Scott Gregory
Pen Pals
Representative D.C. 20001, on or be- 7600 Georgia Ave NW
301-257-6269 fore July 7, 2011. Claims Washington DC 20012
TRUE TEST COPY against the decedent Attorney
REGISTER OF WILLS
12/31, 1/7, 1/14
shall be presented to the NOTICE OF Truthful man seeking spiritual pen pals. Womb my emana-
undersigned with a copy APPOINTMENT,
Superior Court of
to the Register of Wills NOTICE TO tion. Law is unification. Breath, knowledge and conscious-
the District of
or filed with the Register
of Wills with a copy to
CREDITORS
AND NOTICE TO
ness! William Piggie, P.O. Box 565, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312
Columbia
Civil Division
the undersigned, on or UNKNOWN HEIRS ---
before July 7, 2011, or Lyn Dyson, whose ad-
Case No. 11-0000005
IN RE:
Tia Lynnisha Garrett
be forever barred. Per-
sons believed to be
dress is 5327 East
Capitol Street, SE Lonesome Hearts - Pen Pals
Applicant
heirs or legatees of the
decedent who do not re-
Washington DC 20019
was appointed personal
To have a notice published in the Strictly Personal Section,
ORDER OF
PUBLICATION
ceive a copy of this no- representative of the write the message you want printed in the space below.
tice by mail within 25 estate of Edyth V. An-
CHANGE OF NAME
Tia Lynnisha Garrett
days of its first publica- derson, who died on Enclose ten dollars ($10.00), check or money order for 25
having filed a complaint
tion shall so inform the
Register of Wills, includ-
December 10, 2010 with
a will, and will serve
words. NO CASH PLEASE. Additional words will cost 50
for judgment changing
Tia Lynnisha Garrett
ing name, address and without Court supervi- cents each.
relationship. sion. All unknown heirs
name to Tia Lynnisha Date of Publication:
Ellis and having applied and heirs whose
January 7, 2011 whereabouts are un-
to the court for an Order Name of newspaper:
of Publication of the no- known shall enter their
Afro-American appearance in this
tice required by law in Washington Law
such cases; it is by the proceeding. Objections
Reporter to such appointment (or
Court this 3rd day of Barbara P. Hale
January 2011 hereby to the probate of de-
Personal cedent’s will)
will)shall be be
ORDERED, that all per- Representative
cedent¬s shall
filed with the Register of To answer a Lonesome Heart notice, enclose a check or mon-
sons concerned show
cause, if any there be,
301-749-8046
TRUE TEST COPY
Wills, D.C., 515 5th ey order for $2.00 for each letter you wish to have forwarded.
Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
on or before the 7th day
of February 2011, why
REGISTER OF WILLS Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . NO CASH PLEASE. Be sure to include the fox number of
the prayers of said com-
1/7, 1/14, 1/21 20001, on or before July
7, 2011. Claims against
the person you wish to contact.
plaint should not be Superior Court of
granted; provided that a the District of the decedent shall be
presented to the under-
All letters, queries and notices should be sent to:
copy of this order be District of Columbia
published once a week PROBATE DIVISION signed with a copy to the
for three consecutive Washington, D.C. Register of Wills or filed
weeks before said day
20001-2131 with the Register of Wills STRICTLY PERSONAL
Administration No.
2519 N. Charles Street
with a copy to the under-
in the Afro-American 2010ADM1225 signed, on or before July
Newspapers. John Shaw Toole
Baltimore, MD 21218
7, 2011 or be forever
JUDGE Decedent barred. Persons be-
A TRUE COPY TEST: Attorney
lieved to be heirs or
1/7, 1/14, 1/21 NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT, legatees of the decedent
Superior Court of NOTICE TO who do not receive a
the District of CREDITORS copy of this notice by
Columbia AND NOTICE TO mail within 25 days of its
Civil Division UNKNOWN HEIRS first publication shall so
Case No. 10-9630 Barbara V. Hubbard, inform the Register of
IN RE: whose address is 3609 Wills, including name,

To Advertise call
Hamilton Street, Hyatts- address and relation-
Shawnique Pitt ville, MD 20782 was ap-
in case of ship.
pointed personal repre- Date of Publication:
Sean Mervyn Pitt sentative of the estate of
Applicant John Shaw Toole, who January 7, 2011
ORDER OF died on May 20, 2008 Name of newspaper:
PUBLICATION without a will, and will Afro-American
CHANGE OF NAME serve without Court su- Washington Law
pervision. All unknown Reporter

202-332-0080
Shawnique Pitt having
filed a complaint for heirs and heirs whose Lyn Dyson
judgment changing whereabouts are un- Personal
Sean Mervyn Pitt name known shall enter their Representative
appearance in this 202-270-2850
to Sean Mervyn Garcia proceeding. Objections
Jr. and having applied to TRUE TEST COPY
to such appointment (or REGISTER OF WILLS
the court for an Order of to the probate of de-
1/7, 1/14, 1/21
Publication of the notice cedent’s
cedent¬swill)will)shall be be
shall
required by law in such filed with the Register of
cases; it is by the Court Wills, D.C., 515 5th Superior Court of
this 30 day of December Street, N.W., 3rd Floor the District of
2010. Wa s h i n g t o n , D . C . District of Columbia
ORDERED, that all per- 20001, on or before July PROBATE DIVISION
sons concerned show 7, 2011. Claims against Washington, D.C.
cause, if any there be, the decedent shall be 20001-2131
on or before the 2 day presented to the under- Administration No.
signed with a copy to the 2010ADM1251
of February 2011, why Register of Wills or filed
the prayers of said com- William Eric Johnson,
with the Register of Wills Sr
plaint should not be with a copy to the under-
granted; provided that a Decedent
signed, on or before July
copy of this order be 7, 2011, or be forever W. Alton Lewis, Esq
published once a week barred. Persons be- 1450 Mercantile Lane,
for three consecutive lieved to be heirs or Suite 155
weeks before said day legatees of the decedent Largo, Maryland 20774
in the Afro-American. who do not receive a Attorney
0
that pursuant to SCR copy of this notice by
mail within 25 days of its
NOTICE OF
APPOINTMENT,
YOU KNOW
205(b) notice be sent to
applicants creditors by
registered or certified
first publication shall so
inform the Register of
NOTICE TO
CREDITORS YOU’RE IN THE
Wills, including name, AND NOTICE TO
mail and that proof of
service of mailing be
address and relation-
ship.
UNKNOWN HEIRS KNOW...
William Eric Johnson, Jr.
made in the manner pro-
vided in SCR Probate
Date of Publication:
January 7, 2011
Name of newspaper:
whose address is 805
Parrot Court, Hyattsville,
WHEN YOU READ
Rule 19(b).
JUDGE
A TRUE COPY TEST:
Afro-American
Washington Law
Maryland 20785 was ap-
pointed personal repre- THE AFRO
1/7, 1/14, 1/21 Reporter sentative of the estate of
Barbara V. Hubbard William Eric Johnson,
Personal Sr. who died on Novem-
Representative ber 16, 2010 without a
301-779-0560 will, and will serve with-
www.afro.com TRUE TEST COPY out Court supervision.
REGISTER OF WILLS
1/7, 1/14, 1/21
All unknown heirs and
h e i r s w h o s e
whereabouts are un-
known shall enter their
appearance in this
proceeding. Objections
B8 The Afro-American, January 8, 2011 - January 8, 2011

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