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Sports Beat
 January 3, 2007

Sports Beat by Bill McCaffrey

Well surprise, surprise the Baltimore Ravens get a bye in the opening round of the AFC playoffs and at some point they could end up playing the Indianapolis Colts and that could be a heck of a game! † There‚§Ās no doubt that the Ravens defense won it for them but it was the maturity of ‚§¶Airless‚§? McNair, the play calling of Brian ‚§¶Big Ego‚§? Billick that put the Ravens over the top.† But that Raven ‚§¶D‚§? of ‚§¶Moosehead‚§?, ‚§¶Raghead Ray‚§?, Kelly, Ed, AD and Bart is the team that won it for them.† They use to say that Willie Lanier wore the biggest helmet in the NFL but I really think ‚§¶Moosehead‚§? wears a bigger one.

What's left of the famous ‚§¶Block‚§? in Charm City will really be hopping with action weekend after this one. † I hear ‚§¶Ironhead‚§? will have his purple on and will hit the game and the block with Tim T., Dexter and a few others from the Blue Moose, take care guys and be safe. † On the other end of the Parkway the New York Giants continued their down over the Washington Redskins (a sorry, sorry excuse of an NFL team).† If I were Joe Gibbs I‚§Ād pack it in and head back to NASCAR.†

Gibbs has lost the ‚§¶Magic Touch‚§?. † You noticed the Giants (who the Deadskins can‚§Āt beat), Eagles and Cowboys are in the playoffs and they are the other three teams in their division, if Gibbs stays the Danny and Vinnie have to go and that won‚§Āt happen. † Also are the ‚§¶Hogettes‚§? still around?

Maryland beat Purdue 24-7 and Sam Hollanbac looked like a pro in this one and I understand the Terps have 15 red shirts who should see a lot of action next season.

Navy lost to Boston College 25-24 on a last second field goal by B.C. † Paul ‚§¶Little Ego‚§? did a decent job with Navy in this game but playing the puny schedule didn‚§Āt help the Mids in this one. † B.C. was playing without their coach as he jumped the Eagles to go to N.C. State and their regular kicker was suspended so the Mids were beaten by a guy who hadn't kicked in a college game before this. † I am sure Johnson is out getting a few more thugs to make his team successful when they play Towson .† I guess when Navy downgraded their schedule they downgraded admissions and types of classes their football players had to schedule in basket weaving.

No. 1 Maryland Opens ACC Women's Slate vs. NC State Wednesday
Terps go for streak record; Frese goes for 100; Doron looking to move up in career scoring

NC State Wolfpack (11-3, 0-0) at #1/1 Maryland Terrapins (15-0, 0-0)
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 ‚§Ę 7 p.m.
Comcast Center (17,950) ‚§Ę College Park , Md.

TV: None
Radio: Terrapin Sports Radio Network (Flagship: ESPN 1300AM Baltimore)
Video Webcast: www.ACCselect.com
Link to live audio & video streams available at www.umterps.com

ACC Slate OPens Against NC State
* After 15 non-conference clashes, the top-ranked Terps open the new year and ACC play against NC State on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. It is the first time in three years the Terps open the conference schedule at home and the third time in five years they open against the Wolfpack.
* With its Terrapin Classic victory, the Terps extended the nation's longest win streak to a school-record tying 21 games. Maryland is attempting to win a school-record 22nd against the Wolfpack, while also looking to tie the program's best start to a season of 16-0.
* Maryland 's head coach Brenda Frese will also be looking to reach another milestone in her young career. Frese has led the Terps to 99 victories in her five seasons in College Park and is looking for No. 100 against NC State.
* The Terps are 20-8 all-time in ACC openers, opening conference play against NC State for the sixth time.
* Maryland 's matchup against the Wolfpack can be heard on the Terrapin Sports Radio Network (Flagship: ESPN 1300AM in Baltimore ) with Matt Noble and Dave Preston calling the game. The game can be watched on the internet at www.ACCselect.com. Links to the video and audio are available at www.umterps.com.

Terps Win Terrapin Classic
* Maryland won its third regular-season tournament of the season, capturing its fourth-straight Terrapin Classic. National player of the year candidate sophmore Marissa Coleman was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
* Sophomore Kristi Toliver was named to the all-tournament team, while junior Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood, who was playing in only her third game as a Terrapin, was also named to the all-star team.
* The Terps extended their nation's longest win streak to a school-record tying 21 games, defeating UNC Greensboro, 92-57, on the first day, then topped Marist, 86-60, in the championship game.
* The Terrapin guards dominated play, shooting 53.7 percent from three-point range. Both Coleman and Wiley-Gatewood were 5-7 from three over the two games (.714), while Toliver was 50 percent from long-range, going 6-for-12. Maryland 's 12 three pointers vs. the Spartans on the opening day of the tournament was a school record.
* Maryland also made over half their field goals overall, shooting 54.5 percent as a team. On the free throw line, the Terps were just as impressive, missing just six freebees in 52 attempts for an 88.5 shooting percentage.
* On the glass, Maryland was just as dominant, outrebounding UNCG and the Red Foxes by an average margin of 22.0 rebounds per game.

In the Rankings
* Maryland remains in the top spot in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll after starting the season at 15-0, its best start since 1991-92. The Terps received 45 of 48 first-place votes.
* The Terps garnered the No. 1 spot in the preseason poll, the first time in the history of the program they opened the season as the top team in the nation.
* Four Maryland opponents are also ranked in this week's AP poll. The ACC swept the top three spots in the ranking for the second-straight week. North Carolina and Duke follow the Terps in second and third, respectively. George Washington climb to No. 16 in the writers' poll and was rated 16th in last week coaches' poll. Michigan State jumped from 21st to 19th this week in the AP rankings.
* Middle Tennessee State and TCU are receiving votes this week in the AP poll. The coaches poll is released on Tuesday afternoons.

About NC State
* NC State is 11-3 on the season, bouncing back from a 94-74 loss to Nebraska to place third in the State Farm Classic with a 74-33 victory over Alabama State. After a 68-66 overtime setback at Arizona , the Wolfpack won seven in a row before falling to the Huskers.
* The Pack are playing without their mentor Kay Yow, who is the sister of Maryland Athletic Director Debbie Yow and is in her 36th season at the helm. While coach Yow is sidelined for medical reasons, associate head coach Stephanie Glance has taken over the reigns.
* NC State was picked to finish fourth in the ACC in the preseason media poll, after fith last year with a 7-7 record. The Pack advanced to the NCAA Tournament, falling to Tulsa in the first round, 71-61.
* With four of its starters back, NCST is led by Shayla Fields' 11.3 ppg. The Wolfpack are averaging 64.4 ppg, but are allowing a mere 52.1 ppg. Kadijah Whittington is averaging nearly a double-double, chipping in a 9.9 ppg and 9.6 rpg.
* SERIES VS. NC STATE: Maryland trails the all-time series, 40-30, but have won the last two in a row and four of the last six. It is the first meeting between the teams in College Park since a 92-77 Maryland triumph on Jan. 9, 2005.

Wiley-Gatewood Makes Terp Debut
* Redshirt-junior Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood has made an immediate impact since putting on a Maryland uniform for the first time at Loyola on Dec. 21. In the three games she has played, she has achieved significant career highs.
* In her first outing since Dec. 15, 2005, Wiley-Gatewood dished out a career-high eight assists against the Greyhounds, committing just one turnover. She scored seven points in 20 minutes of playing time.
* Not known for her scoring, Wiley-Gatewood followed up netting a then-career high 13 points against UNC Greensboro in the Terrapin Classic on 3-for-5 shooting from three-point range and going a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. She closed out the weekend leading all scorers with 17 points, knocking down four field goal attempts, including two three pointers. Her only miss of the evening was a free throw, but she made seven.

Coaching Milestone
* Fifth-year head coach Brenda Frese is just one win away from her 100th-career victory at College Park.
* In her five years at Maryland , Frese has ammassed 99 victories and 45 losses for a 68.8 winning percentage. She would become the second Maryland women's basketball coach to win 100 games at Maryland . Former legendary mentor Chris Weller won her 100th Maryland game in her fifth season and in her 136th game at the helm. When she retired after the 2001-02 campaign, she had won 499 contests in 27 years.
* Frese's first win in Colllege Park was an 80-72 win over Loyola on Nov. 22, 2002. Since then, she has guided the Terps to three-straight winning seasons, three-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, back-to-back 20-win seasons, a No. 1 ranking and the program's first-ever national championship crown.

Terps Break 3-Point Shooting Record
* Maryland put on a three-point shooting clinic in its victory over UNC Greensboro on the first day of the Terrapin Classic. The Terps made 12 three pointers, breaking the single-game team record.
* The previous record of 11 was set 1999 against Fairleigh Dickinson and was tied on Feb. 5, 2005 at Clemson when then-freshman Ashleigh Newman made seven treys nearly breaking the school mark.
* The Terrapins are long removed from the days when they were not a three-point shooting team. In 2004-05, Maryland was last in the ACC in three-pointers made (3.16) and were sixth with a 32.0 three-point shooting percentage. Last year, Maryland led the nation with a 40 percent team shooting percentage from that range and lead the ACC in three point shooting this season.

Great Start
* The Terps needs just one win to tie the school-record of 16-straight victories to open the season, set during the 1982-83 campaign. Maryland 's 15-0 start is the best in 14 years.
* After defeating UCSB on Dec. 2, the Terrapins improved their season-opening win streak to 9-0, tying the program's best start to the season since the 1991-92 campaign.

Nation's Longest Win Streak
* With the Florida men's basketball team losing to Kansas on Nov. 25, the Maryland women's basketball team currently has the nation's longest active win streak at 21 games, also tying a school record.
* The Gators, who claimed the men's national championship, had won 17 in a row, dating back to March 1, 2006. The Terp women's streak dates back to March 19, 2006, the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
* The Terps' record for the longest win streak is 21, which spanned Jan. 10, 1989, through March 31, 1989.

Balancing Act
* For the second-consecutive year, Maryland boasts a balanced attack and a high-powered offense with numerous options as six Terps are averaging double-digit scoring. ‚§Ę† † The Terps have had at least four players score in double figures in all but two games and four times had six players reach double digits, most recently in the championship game of the Terrapin Classic. The offense is, once again, one of the best in the nation, ranking second as of Dec. 17 and is also second in the ACC. ‚§Ę† † During last year's championship run, five players averaged double figures, the only team from a major conference. The Terps' offense was second in the nation with an average of 83.3 ppg, the highest in the program since 1988-89.

Winning Big
* Maryland 's 61-point win over UCSB was tied for the second-largest margin of victory in the history of the program. It was also the largest win margin since the Terps defeated UMES, 102-31, on Dec. 28, 1993, a 71-point margin setting the school record.
* The Terps have averaged a +32.0 margin of victory in its non-conference tear since opening the 2006-07 campaign. Maryland ranks third in the ACC in scoring margin (behind North Carolina +44.5 and Duke +32.6).
* Maryland 's highest average margin of victory was +22.7 ppg during the 1975-76 campaign.

Doron & Langhorne Among Best Terp Scorers
* Senior Shay Doron scored her 1,600th-career point at Marshall and passed Marcia Richardson (1979-84) for third on Maryland's all-time scoring list. She now has netted 1,671 points in her career and needs just nine points to pass Christy Winters (1985-90) for second all-time.
* One of the 22 players in school history to have scored 1,000 points and the fastest player to reach that plateau, Crystal Langhorne became one of the top 15 scoring Terrapins, tallying her 1,300th career point at the Junkanoo Jam. She currently has 1,422 points in 85 career games and needs one to tie for 10th all-time.

Coming Up
* The Terps play in their final non-conference bout when they host 19th/18th-ranked Michigan State on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. for a nationally televised contest on CBS.

No. 1 Terps Hit Record 12 Threes in 92-57 Rout of UNC Greensboro
Maryland begins Terrapin Classic by extending winning streak to 20 games.

Maryland showed few signs of being rusty despite playing for only the second time in 19 days. The top-ranked Terrapins set a school record with 12 three-pointers and Kristi Toliver scored 16 points in a 92-57 rout of UNC Greensboro in the first round of the Terrapin Classic on Friday. Maryland (14-0) extended its winning streak to 20 games, the longest in the nation. The Terps shot 57 percent from the floor, made 24 of 25 free throws and outrebounded the Spartans 45-19. Maryland 's start is the best since it won 16 games in a row in 1982-83.

"Offensively, I like where we are. I thought we were extremely unselfish, almost to a fault," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. "I'm pleased with our efficiency. The shots we're taking are good shots. ... I'm very pleased with where we are." Toliver, who led six Maryland players in double figures, scored 14 points during a 35-5 first half run. She made all four of her 3-point attempts. Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood added 15 points, Marissa Coleman had 13, Crystal Langhorne and Ashleigh Newman scored 11 apiece and Shay Doron had 10. It was the fourth time this season that Maryland had six players score in double figures. The Terps also had 23 assists, registering one on each of their first 13 baskets. Toliver led in that area, too, with seven, and Coleman added five. Maryland trailed 13-10 early in the game before going on the decisive run that led to a 48-25 halftime lead. In the second half, Greensboro closed to 64-48 before a 27-7 Maryland spurt.

"I thought our starts in both halves were really slow; we need to sustain our intensity for 40 minutes," Frese said. "We had a lot of time off for Christmas. We have played just two games between exams and the Christmas break. Plus, were using a lot of different lineups, working with a lot of different combinations." Jasmine Byrd led Greensboro (6-5) with 15 points. The Spartans had 16 turnovers and shot 35.9 percent from the floor. The loss kept coach Lynne Agee stuck on 499 career victories at Greensboro . She is in her 26th season at Greensboro and ranks in the top 20 in career victories with 543 in 29 seasons. It was the Spartans' first game against a No.1 team. Earlier this season, they lost to No. 2 North Carolina, 103-48. They're now 0-19 all-time against top 25 opponents.

"The game for us today was about composure and ball control," Agee said. "It's hard to talk about winning this game and beating the No. 1 team in the country. We wanted to maintain our composure when they made their runs.

"We went about the game as best we could. With their height advantage and 3-point shooters you are between a rock and a hard place."

No. 1 Maryland Improves To 15-0 With 86-60 Win Over Marist
Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood led the Terrapins with 17 points

As if top-ranked Maryland wasn't already deep enough, the Terrapins recently unveiled yet another talented player with the ability to take down the opposition: Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood.† Wiley-Gatewood scored eight of her career-high 17 points during a 25-6 first-half run, and Maryland rolled past Marist 86-60 Saturday night to win the Terrapin Classic. Marissa Coleman scored 15 points, and Crystal Langhorne and Kristi Toliver had 11 apiece for the Terrapins (15-0), who finished with a 42-24 rebounding advantage. The defending national champions have won 21 straight, the longest active streak in the nation.

"Not only do they have a lot of depth, they're just extremely skilled," Marist coach Brian Giorgis said. "I haven't seen a team shoot like that and have so many different weapons, along with the weapons coming off the bench. You start talking to yourself." Maryland shot 63 percent, had five players score in double figures and two more chip in with 8 points apiece.

"I loved the display of unselfishness on the offensive end," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. Meg Dahlman led Marist (9-4) with 12 points and Julianne Viani had 11. Wiley-Gatewood was playing in her third game with the Terrapins after sitting out a year following her transfer from Tennessee . The 5-foot-9 junior guard, who came off the bench to go 4-for-4 from the field and 7-for-8 at the foul line, provides further depth to a team that has all five starters back from last season.

"Sa'de brings so much to the table with the way she defends, the way she's unselfish and shoots the ball," Frese said. After Marist pulled even at 12 with 6 1/2 minutes elapsed, Coleman hit a 3-pointer to put the Terrapins ahead for good. Wiley-Gatewood followed with a jumper in the paint, Toliver added a 3-pointer and Jade Perry made a jump shot for a 22-12 lead. Rachele Fits answered with a layup for Marist, but successive 3-pointers by Coleman and Wiley-Gatewood expanded the margin to 14. It was 32-18 before Langhorne made two free throws and Wiley-Gatewood scored from beyond the arc to make it 37-18. Wiley-Gatewood has no complaint about coming off the bench; no matter what role she plays, she does it with enthusiasm.

"I try to bring more energy to the team, get everybody ready to play," she said.

"All of us couldn't wait for Sa'de to step on the floor. She brings a lot of energy and we feed off that," said Coleman, the tournament MVP. The Terrapins led 48-25 at halftime after shooting 63 percent from the floor and outrebounding the Red Foxes 19-7. It was 59-35 in the second half before Wiley-Gatewood made two free throws and Ashleigh Newman sank a 3-pointer to boost Maryland 's lead to 29.

Maryland has won three tournaments this season:
The BTI Classic, the Junkanoo Jam and the two-day Terrapin Classic, which the Terrapins began with a 92-57 rout of UNC-Greensboro on Friday. Maryland opens Atlantic Coast Conference play Wednesday at home against North Carolina State , then hosts No. 21 Michigan State on Saturday.

"This should give us a ton of confidence going into the real stuff, starting on Wednesday with ACC play," Frese said. "We're ready for the next challenge."

TERRAPIN CLASSIC All-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Jasmine Byrd, UNC Greensboro Julianne Viani, Marist Alisa Kresge, Marist Kristi Toliver, Maryland Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood, Maryland

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Marissa Coleman, Maryland

ANACOSTIA HIGH-SCHOOL
2007 Pow Wow News
Decades Reunion 1938-1956

To be held at the:   COLONY SOUTH HOTEL
CLINTON , MARYLAND
May 19 & May 20, 2007

Saturday, May 19th
1 to 5 PM - Registration
Fellowship with Heavy Hors' Oeuvres
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Sunday, May 20th
5 to 9 PM - Buffet
Top of The Line Dancing to a great DJ
Music of the right period
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Attendance is limited to the first 450 people only!

Payment must be made by May 10, 2007!   Pre-paid only!

Payment at the door is Not acceptable.
Cancellations with monies returned no later than May 14, 2007.
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Cost is $95.00 Per Person.† (A great value for such a grand event)
Make checks payable to:   AHS 2007 REUNION,
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Phone: 410-956-3246

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DIRECTIONS: Via the Washington Beltway ( I-495) exit at Branch Avenue and proceed south approximately 5 miles.† The Hotel is on your left going south at 7401 Surratts Road , Clinton , MD. (Past the Clinton exit ramp).† The Hotel telephone number is: 301-856-4500.

A block of rooms are reserved at $129.00 per night. Remember this is tourist country.† Reservations must be made by April 19, 2007.† When calling use code ANA051907 for your room and use telephone number 1-800-537-1147.† Colony South has an indoor pool and beauty salon.† Free limo service to and from Washington Reagan National Airport is available.† The following motels are located in Waldorf, approximately 10 miles from Colony South: Holiday Inn, Country Inn & Suites, La Quinta, Days Inn and Super 8.

Your Committee Representatives:
Fred Plummer (Chairman) 1938-1946 & 1949-1950, 410-956-69632pepelepew@comcast.net
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33rd Annual Meeting of the Bob Davids Chapter
The first chapter of the Society

Mike Cubbage, former major league player, manager, coach and scout, will be the guest speaker at the Bob Davids Chapter meeting, Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive , Arlington , VA. Mr. Cubbage played 703 games in the majors, primarily at third base, from 1974 to 1981.† He made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers and later played for the Minnesota Twins and New York Mets.† While with the Twins, he hit for the cycle on June 27, 1978 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.† He signed with the New York Mets as a free agent in 1981.

Mr. Cubbage holds the distinction of hitting a home run in his final major league at-bat, going deep against Montreal 's Jeff Reardon on Oct. 3, 1981. After retiring, Mr. Cubbage served as a minor league manager for the Mets.† He also served as a Mets' coach and as interim manager in 1991.† After Bud Harrelson was fired, Mr. Cubbage managed for seven games, posting a 4-3 record.† He also served as a coach for the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox.

Mr. Cubbage, a native of Virginia , was drafted out of the University of Virginia by the Washington Senators in the 1971 amateur draft.

In addition, other speakers, not confirmed as of this date, will be part of an always-popular and interesting program which features favorite attractions such as:
- Our fund-raising raffle, where you could go home with some outstanding treasures of considerable value.
- Research presentations from our members.
- Baseball trivia.
- Local vendors of baseball books and regional authors. Act quickly to secure your attendance at the meeting.† Last year's meeting featured near record-setting attendance.† No guarantee of seating, meals, name tags for registrations after January 19.

Questions?† Please contact Barry Sparks, Meeting Chair:
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When:†† 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007
Where: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA† 22209
Phone:† 703.807.2000
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Ticket requests should be postmarked before midnight January 19, 2007.† Admittance thereafter, including at the door, is $30.† No guarantee of seating, meals, name tags for registrations after January 19.

After midnight January 22, please do not mail registration forms and checks; rather, please bring the registration form and a $30 check per person to the meeting and send an email message to jmunns@fred1.org with intent to attend.† Thank you.

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Event is open to non-members and guests.

Questions?† Please contact Barry Sparks, Meeting Chair:
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SPORTS NOTES

Doc Walker 's ProView NEW DAY....TIME....NETWORK.
PROVIEW moves back to COMCAST SPORTSNET This Sunday Jan 7th 2007 10:30 AM
www.docwalker.com
www.sportstalk980.com

Frank & Matt Shore and "Downtown" Brown were rumored to paint up in red at the Champs Bowl and Brown was said to be wearing a turtle head at the airport. † Aubrey Huff is a good pick-up for the Baltimore Orioles and no, he is not related to W. Ray Huff.† He should strengthen the Orioles batting order and may be able to lift the Orioles into a battle for third place in their division. † Whatever happened to the Ponderosa Steak houses?† I haven't found any in Maryland .† Also "Sonic" the fast food place in the South and West?† Both would make big hits in this area. †

Our deepest sympathy goes to the families of the following who passed recently:
Buddy Delp (great horse trainer)
Julie Ann Hamilton (McKinley Tech grad)
Margaret Schreider "Missy" Mooney ( Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart)
Former President Gerald Ford
John Elliot Dean (Armstrong H.S., D.C. grad)
Agnes Heil Springer (grad St. Patricks DC)
Richard Page Sargeant (attended Central HS and Roosevelt HS, DC)

They honored Robert (Rob) Long at Dundalk Community College this past Saturday.† He was coach of the Women‚§Ās team at Dundalk last season and is now coach of the Women‚§Ās team at the College of Notre Dame. † He is an outstanding coach and also is a Sports Talk show host on Nasty Nestor‚§Ās NASTAMradio.† He does a great job at both endeavors.† Long‚§Ās former team added to the presentation by routing Montogomery-Rockville 94-35 with Tiffany Lake and Christina Barnes leading the way. † I‚§Āve heard the Southern Maryland College Men‚§Ās basketball team has dropped out of play for the rest of the season. † Bill Lewitt is doing another great job as coach of the Men‚§Ās team at Cecil Community College . † Also congratulations to Delegate Dave Rudolph on his promotion to Vice Chairman of the Economic Matters Committee, he and Derrick Davis Chairman will do a great job in Annapolis .† Rudolph is a Professor at Cecil Community College .

Who remembers Lucky Strike Green?
Who remembers Purple Passion?
Who remembers Cherry Lane in Southeast?
Who remembers ‚§¶Zombies‚§? at Georgia & Missouri Avenues in Northwest DC ?

I wonder where Mae and Janet Hood are today?How about Patrica McDonald who went to W.B. Powell Elementary school, Alice Deal Junior High School and Wilson High School in DC?† George Malloy who played at Coolidge and Bell Senior High schools and who would have been a three sport high school all-star if his career had not been hampered by injuries.

Who remembers the "Rocket Room"?
How about the "Varsity Drive Inn"? on Route 40?

The ‚§¶823‚§? in DC?† Jack Rowes on 11th Street SE DC? † Who are the Baltimore Mobtown Maulers? † For the best pizza in Southern Maryland go to Manna Leone‚§Ās Brick Oven Pizza on Routes 5 and 249 in the Callaway Village Center.† It‚§Ās where Frank Shore and I hang out when we are in St. Mary‚§Ās County.

Look-a-Likes:
Col. Phil Sullivan and William Shatner
Terry Curtin and Lily Walton
Kay Fletcher and Don Knotts
Guy "The Usher" Foxwell and Boris Karloff

My favorite restaurants include:† Galaway Bay , The Sunset, G& M, Gentleman Jim's, Garrett Parks' The Black Market and Pirates Cove.

Rumor has this may be the year that the Jocks Reunion honors Elgin "Rabbit" Baylor.† How about Gary Mays, John Thompson, and James Brown also? † Former St. Mary's College Men's Basketball coach Ed Cole and his son Bill were recent visitors to Florida . † Who was the usher at the Westview Cinema that thought he could play basketball? Who was the best looking girl in Dundalk Sharon Sanders or Phyllis Leftwich in the 1953-54 era?

The Washington Wizards have all they need to be a contender in the NBA except a center. † Man oh man, those Washington Post columns this week are really opening a lot of wounds around Redskin Park .

Who remembers ‚§¶Froggy‚§??† A legend around 14th and Webster Streets in NW during the 1940's.

I remember in the early 1950‚§Ās some of the cute girls in my DC area were Margot Fowler, Joan Gray, Gerry Cox, Joan Albert, Margie Imlay, Bobbie Hayden, Bette Wisecarver, Shirley Carr, Patricia McDonald and a host of others and I mean a host of others. † I wonder how Southern Maryland College feels now?

Todd Fond would never have allowed the Men's Basketball team to fall in such disarray that they would have dropped the sport.

Congratulations to Delegate Jim Proctor on becoming the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, he deserves it and will a super job.

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Dear Bill, The worse two TV people on NFL football telecasts are Toni ‚§¶Sadsack‚§? Cornheiser and Bryan Grumbel. Michael Wilson is finally being recognized as the best of the Washington Post combo of Cornheiser and Wilbon.† The Navy radio broadcast team did another terrible job on the BC vs. Navy game.† Sossi and Omar were awful with only John Feinstein doing an acceptable job. Is that the best Navy can do! Annapolis Anne

Dear Anne, Let‚§Ās hope Navy replaces then next season.† The best Navy has had in 40 years is Ron Menchine.† Bring Ron back to Annapolis . Bill † Bill, What do you think about jail time for those boobs that don‚§Āt even slow down when making a right turn on red or at a stop sign without coming to a complete stop before turning?† Also I especially noticed over the Christmas holiday in mall and shopping centers people speeding through the lots ‚§≥ Jail time? Leon Simon

Dear Leon, Yes give them jail time, at least 30 days. Bill † Bill, Do you remember Al Sears place on the way to Beverly Beach and other Bay points? G.T.

Dear G.T., Yes I do. Bill † Bill, Good Morning on this beautiful 2nd day of January, 2007!† As I observe all of these most impressive events and ceremonies for former President Gerald Ford the obvious love and devotion of his family and the many political figures who served during the Ford years and the words of many prominent figures in our country today, the amazing military figures and beautiful Christian hymns, national songs which truly bring the country together in national observances - I cannot help but be sooo proud of my beautiful hometown and all that it stands for.† I only wish that my family and I could have been there to be a part of these historic events and to thank the former President for all the years of his life that he devoted to our public service.† The days have been perfect, in California , in Washington and now they are saying Grand Rapids , Michigan is also enjoying especially unseasonal bright and sunny weather. And certainly appropriate as all Heaven has received this son of the Living God to his eternal home and reward in paradise.† "Well done good and faithful servant, well done." God bless and love to all, Dale

P.S. † if any of my friends and relatives up there have been a part of any of these events in viewing the President in repose, standing on the sidewalks as the motorcade passes by to pay tribute, etc., please let me hear from you and your experiences and comments.† Colonel Bud Suraci perhaps was involved, may be there at this very moment as the President arrives at AFB,†in some way at Andrews AFB.† Bill, Bobby Simi, any of your family able to be observants in any way?†††Any others who may be up there to celebrate the holidays with friends and family,†think John Linthicum and Marlene Ward Georgiou (EHS class of 53) are among those†your comments would be appreciated by one who regrets I could not be there, these are the times when you miss your hometown very much.

Dear Dale, Good report! Bill

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