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    A&E B-4

    Automotive B-11

    Business A-11

    Calendar A-2

    Classied B-8

    Obituaries A-12

    Opinion A-13

    Sports B-1

    Please

    RECYCLE

    Volume 4, No. 19,

    Two sections, 28 Pages

    Copyright 2015

    The Gazette

    INDEX

    DA ILY UPDATES AT GAZETTE .NET

    TheGazette

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 25 cents

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    COMMUNITY GUIDE INSIDE TODAY

    Take a look at our comprehensive listings forMontgomeryCounty.

    BETHESDA

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    CHEVY CHASE

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    KENSINGTON

    n Supporters seek

    Chevy Chase records on

    spending to stop project

    BYMARGIEHYSLOP

    SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE

    The town of Chevy Chase

    owesneither apro-PurpleLine

    groupnor ablogger free copies

    of documents thatmightdetail

    how it spenthundredsof thou-

    sands of dollars on lawyers,

    lobbyists and public relations

    rms to stop the proposed 16-

    mile light-rail line from run-

    ning through town, its lawyers

    argue in court lings.

    Those arguments, filed

    May 11 in Montgomery

    County Circuit Court, is the

    towns reaction to a lawsuit

    by the Action Committee for

    Transit and activist Benjamin

    Ross of Bethesda. Both sup-

    port building the $2.45 billion

    line linking New Carrollton

    Group, town

    tangle over

    Purple Line

    BILL RYAN/THE GAZETTE

    Senior Evan Woods of Whitman High School in Bethesda wins the boys 4A 3,200-meter race at Fridays state track championships in Baltimore. Other Whitman

    and Bethesda-Chevy Chase athletes also fared well in state championships over the weekend. See Sports, Page B-1.

    Going for the gold

    n Student speakers share

    past journeys, future goals

    BY LINDSAY A. POWERS

    STAFFWRITER

    With roots in four parts of the world and eyes

    on four sets of goals, student speakers at Mont-

    gomery Colleges Friday graduation ceremony

    celebrated a sharedmoment of success.

    The four speakers, all recipients of top college

    awards, were among more than 3,500 students

    earning degrees and certicates in the colleges

    class of 2015. About 950 graduates walked at Fri-

    days commencement.

    Montgomery College President DeRionne P.

    Pollard said the graduates who were celebrated

    Friday made up the institutions largest graduat-

    ing class.

    FidelisMariae A.Militante, a nursingmajor at

    the college, was one of three graduates named a

    2015 Board of Trustees Scholar. She represented

    the Rockville campus.

    It is a signicant milestone in my lifes jour-

    ney, a journey lled with difcult obstacles and

    joyous achievements, a journey not unlike your

    journey, Militante, of Rockville, told her fellow

    graduates.

    After coming to the U.S. from the Philippines

    when she was 11, Militante said, she felt a lack of

    motivation and direction and watched her par-

    ents struggle in their new country. They worked

    multiple jobs to help propel her to higher educa-

    tion, she said.

    Education is the cornerstone ofmy life, said

    Militante, who plans to earn a bachelors in nurs-

    ing and become a doctor.

    Student speaker Antony M. Musembi, an-

    other Board of Trustees Scholar, representing the

    Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus, greeted fam-

    ily members watching the ceremony in his home

    country Kenya, which he left about 26 years ago.

    Fromthatpoint toFridays ceremony, he said,

    his journey has been extremely difcult and, at

    the same time, absolutely wonderful.

    Montgomery College helped himdiscover his

    passions, said Musembi, a Silver Spring resident.

    His future plans include starting an organization

    for disadvantaged youth and earning a business

    doctorate.

    Graduates, at [Montgomery College], we

    have beenbestowedwith the abilities, knowledge

    and power to act, so lets go forth andmake a dif-

    ference! he said.

    Pavanjot Singh Guraya of Germantown, a

    business administrationmajor, said in his speech

    that three communities have played important

    Graduation highlights student diversity

    DAN GROSS/THE GAZETTE

    Steve and Cokie Roberts of Bethesda deliver the keynote address at Montgomery Colleges 68th commencement

    exercises at the Rockville Campus on Friday.

    n Davis branch in Bethesda

    offers music, book sale and more

    BY GAZETTE STAFF

    Friends of the Davis Library will hold its an-

    nualCommunityDayandBookSaleonSaturday,

    with activities for children and adults alike, from

    magic tomusic.

    The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at

    the public library, at 6400 Democracy Blvd. in

    Bethesda.

    Heres the rundown:

    10:30 a.m.: magician Joe Romano.

    10:30a.m. to1:30p.m.:balloonartist clowns.

    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: tattoo artists, strolling gui-

    tarist, re engines on display.

    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: KIDMuseum activi-

    ties.

    2 to 3 p.m.: mountain dulcimer music per-

    formance.

    The friends chapter also will host its bian-

    nual book sale, with books, CDs,DVDs andother

    itemsandcollectibles for adults andchildren, ac-

    cording to a news release. The book sale will run

    throughout the Community Day activities in the

    librarymeeting room.

    Community Day is the highlight of our year

    here at Davis, library Manager Anita Vassallo

    said in the release. Our Friends provide a won-

    derful occasionwith entertainment for thewhole

    family, and we hope that many Davis customers

    will stop by to enjoy the celebration.

    For more information, contact the library at

    240-777-0922.

    Library plans

    day for family

    See PURPLE, Page A-10

    See GRADUATION, Page A-10

    NOT SAFE

    FOR WORK

    Round House Theatres

    latest play focuses on

    bad behavior, job issues

    at mens magazine. B-4

    A&E

    n Leggett: Thursdays

    meeting with Hogan,

    Baker was productive

    BY KATE S. ALEXANDER

    STAFFWRITER

    A last-ditch meeting to

    convinceGov. LarryHogan

    of theneed tokeep thePur-

    ple Lineon trackwentwell,

    MontgomeryCountyExec-

    utive Isiah Leggett said.

    I dont say that

    lightly, he said.

    Leggett (D)met behind

    closed doors Thursday

    with Hogan (R) and Prince

    Decision

    might come

    in June

    See DECISION, Page A-10

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    WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

    Small Business Counseling, 10 a.m.-3

    p.m.,Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia

    Ave. Volunteers from Service Corps of

    Retired Executives offer advice. One-hour

    appointments onMondays,Wednesdays

    and Thursdays: 240-777-0678. Free.

    Miracle League Baseball, 10:30 a.m.-

    noon,WashingtonNationalsMiracle

    Field, 17950 Germantown Park Drive, Ger-

    mantown. Baseball for children and adults

    with special needs. DrNo813@aol.com or

    301-332-6716.

    Honor and Praise, Navy Band Brass

    Quartet, 2 p.m., Lakeside Commons Club-

    house, Riderwood, 3140 Graceeld Road,

    Silver Spring. Free. 301-572-1300.

    Senior Health Fair, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,

    Rockville Senior Center, 1150Carnation

    Drive. Free health screenings, healthy

    snacks.

    THURSDAY, MAY 28

    Alzheimers and Dementia Support

    Group, 6-7 p.m., Brightview Fallsgrove

    Assisted Living, 9200Darnestown Road,

    Rockville. Discuss problems and solu-

    tions. Refreshments provided. 240-314-

    7194 or wpapuchis@bvsl.net.

    FRIDAY, MAY 29

    Peled plays Schumann Cello Con-

    certo, 8 p.m., Shrine of St. Jude Catholic

    Church, 12701 VeirsMill Road, Rockville.

    The nale of theWashington Chamber

    Orchestras inaugural season. $10 and up

    at the door; free for people 18 years and

    younger. www.thewco.org.

    SATURDAY, MAY 30

    Durue and Copland: A Concert of

    Contrasts, 7:30 p.m., St. Mark Presbyterian

    Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road,

    North Bethesda. National Institutes of

    Health Community Chorus, with East Av-

    enue Ensemble of Chevy Chase. Free; do-

    nations support NIH charities. nihco.org.

    Meditation guidelines, 11 a.m.-noon,

    Potomac Community Recreation Center,

    11315 Falls Road, Potomac. Free. 240-899-

    7099 or sampathindira@gmail.com.

    Strathmore/Bel Pre community yard

    sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Strathmore/Bel Pre

    Pool, 13914 Bethpage Lane, AspenHill.

    Rain date is June 6. 301-460-0497 or

    linda.k.bea@verizon.net.

    Jazz featuring the Bruce Krohmer

    Trio, 7:30 p.m., Takoma Park Community

    Center, 7500Maple Ave., Takoma Park.

    With a short talk about the local jazz

    scene and the history of jazz. arts@takom-

    aparkmd.gov.