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Huguely asks for a new trial

RICHMOND, Va. -- Attorneys for a former Landon High School and University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of beating his ex-girlfriend to death are taking the case to the Virginia Court of Appeals.

Lawyers for George W. Huguely V on Tuesday filed a petition for appeal with the court arguing that constitutional and procedural errors entitle him to a new trial.

The Maryland man was sentenced to serve 23 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder in the May 2010 slaying of 22-year-old women's lacrosse player Yeardley Love. She was found dead in her Charlottesville bedroom, where Huguely confronted her after a day of heavy drinking.

The petition argues that Huguely was denied the right to his chosen lawyer, the right to a fair and impartial jury and other violations.

The Virginia court has 30 days to respond to the petition.

Huguely was a former “All Sentinel” player and attended Landon High School where he played quarterback in football and was also on the Lacrosse team.

 

Metro chaotic for inauguration but less crowded than 2009

WASHINGTON D.C. - As Elana Reman approached the Farragut West metro station to go to the inauguration of President Barack Obama, she and her friends noticed the lines ran outside of the station.

President Barack Obama’s second inauguration made that scene common as people from across the country filled metro stations to travel to the National Mall. Luckily for Reman, a government intern who is from Denver, Colo., one of her friends was familiar with the Washington, D.C. area and knew the nearby Farragut North station would be a lot less crowded.

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Not your average culinary experience

MIDDLEBORO, MA – December 18, 2012 – Chefs from Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant in Gaithersburg spent the day today mentoring students from the Quince Orchard High School culinary arts program, Founder and President Steve Silverstein announced today.  The students are representatives of the school’s culinary arts competition team and the food they prepared was delivered to the Wells Robertson House, a halfway house located in Gaithersburg.

 “Quince Orchard is our restaurant’s local high school, and when we learned about their excitement for cooking, we wanted them to join us and learn from our professional staff.  They’re a great group of young people and their enthusiasm reflects ours for serving the public,” said Silverstein.  “We were also humbled that Mayor Sidney Katz of Gaithersburg joined us to applaud the students and Not Your Average Joe’s with a proclamation recognizing the event.”

Erik Larson, General Manager at Not Your Average Joe’s said, “We’re proud of our professional staff and we’re so pleased that these great students could join us.  We also take a lot of pride in giving back to the community, so when the young people agreed to help us provide some much needed meals for the Wells Robertson House, we knew we would all have some fun and do some good at the same time.”

 

Scott Martin, head chef at Not Your Average Joe's, said, "My team here, Jose de la Paz, Ray Jackson, William Lizama, Chris Lopez, Courtney Braxton, and Chris Asher, are all true professional and proud of what they do.  We're so pleased to pass on our knowledge and experience, and the enthusiasm for the made from scratch menu we create for our guests."

 Mayor Katz, after making a presentation of the proclamation and, with Erik Larson, special recognition certificates to the students, said, “Community involvement is a way of life in Gaithersburg.  I wouldn’t have missed this event, which shows how all of us, Not Your Average Joe’s, the dedicated educators from Quince Orchard High School, and these wonderfully energetic students, can combine to help each other, and our neighbors.”

 Concluded Silverstein, “This is a time of year when we all reflect on how fortunate we all are.  We feel particularly fortunate to be part of the Kentlands community.  We’re glad to have the opportunity to serve our friends.“

Founded in 1994, Not Your Average Joes currently satisfies hungry people with creative casual cuisine in more than a dozen locations in the Boston area and Northern Virginia. In Gaithersburg, the restaurant is located at 245 Kentlands Boulevard. For more information, visit notyouraveragejoes.com/Gaithersburg/.  

Maryland farmers help the homeless

ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 08, 2012) – So far this year, 51 Maryland farmers have donated more than one million pounds of fresh produce through the “Farm to Food Bank” Program – which equates to more than 769,000 meals, according to the Maryland Food Bank. Of the 51 farmers participating, 41 are on the Eastern Shore, four are in Washington County, three are in Baltimore County, two are in Southern Maryland, and one is in Anne Arundel County. Of the million pounds donated, just over 719,000 pounds came from the Eastern Shore.

“I want to thank all the farmers who have participated in the Farm to Food Bank Program and done so much to help the citizens of Maryland who need them most,” said Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance. “These farmers heard the Food Bank’s call for help and opened both their fields and their hearts to respond. We hope more farmers will decide to participate in the Farm to Food Bank program as they hear about it and see the good work it does for Maryland.” 
The Farm to Food Bank program is in its second year. Last year, 27 farmers – all but one on the Eastern Shore – participated in the program and donated 515,000 pounds. Only five months into its fiscal year, the Farm Bank has received twice as much as it did all of last year.

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