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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2014
A Powerball lottery ticket sold at a Rockville gas station won a $1 million prize in Saturday night's drawing, Maryland Lottery officials said Sunday. The ticket was sold at North Potomac Sunoco at 10010 Darnestown Road, officials said. The winning numbers in Saturday night's drawing were 19, 20, 37, 41, 58 with a Powerball of 14. There were no jackpot winners, according to Powerball, a multistate game. The Rockville ticket won a "Match 5" prize for getting the first five numbers correct, but not the Powerball.
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By Samantha Iacia and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Date: July 3 Her story: Pamela Woolford, 47, grew up in Columbia. She is a fiction writer and a former community correspondent for The Baltimore Sun. Her mother, the Rev. Sadie Woolford, lives in Columbia. Her father, Llewellyn Woolford Sr., died in 2012. His story: Gregory Martin, 41, grew up in Middlesex, N.J. He is a music and philosophy teacher at Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, and is also a freelance composer and sound designer. His parents, Mary Ann and Thomas Martin, live in Middlesex.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
The U.S. Justice Department will award $2.3 million in grants to a dozen local governments across the country in an effort to reduce domestic violence homicides, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., announced Wednesday at an event in Rockville. Officials said the program was modeled after a similar initiative in Maryland that monitors high-risk offenders and attempts to identify potential victims before crimes take place. A dozen jurisdictions -- none in Maryland -- will receive grants of roughly $200,000 each.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
An 18-year-old Rockville man was one of four college students killed in a plane crash in Ohio Monday night, police said. Abraham Pishevar, a Georgetown Preparatory School graduate and freshman at Case Western Reserve University, died in the crash at about 10 p.m., shortly after takeoff at Cuyahoga County Regional Airport, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. The other three men aboard the small Cessna aircraft were also Case Western students - William Felten, 20, of Saginaw, Mich.; Lucas Marcelli, 20, of Massillon, Ohio; and John Hill, 18, of St. Simons, Ga., the university said.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2011
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. of Rockville said Monday it won a five-year contract worth up to $1.25 billion to provide millions of doses of an anthrax vaccine for government stockpiles. The company said it would supply 44.75 million doses of BioThrax, the only vaccine licensed by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent anthrax infection. The company makes the vaccine at a facility in Michigan. Emergent is renovating a facility in Baltimore, where it plans to produce a tuberculosis vaccine, the company said.
NEWS
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit a construction company in Rockville on Thursday to discuss the impact the government shutdown is having on businesses. Obama is expected to visit M. Luis Construction, a Baltimore-based company that is one the state's largest minority-owned contractors. The resurfacing company did $7.5 million in contracting business with the state of Maryland last year. A company spokeswoman declined to comment on Thursday. "The president will highlight the impacts that a shutdown and default would have on our economy and our nation's small businesses," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2011
Capital Bank, National Association of Rockville has agreed to assume the deposits and buy nearly all the assets of a Pennsylvania bank that was closed by regulators Thursday, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Pennsylvania regulators closed Public Savings Bank in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., making it the first bank failure in that state this year but the 65th in the nation, the FDIC said. Public Savings had about $45.8 million in deposits and $46.8 million in assets at the end of June.
NEWS
By Staff report | March 6, 1992
Southern enjoyed a brief lead, 2-0, over Rockville after sophomore guard Chatney Howard (15 points) fired up the first basket of last night's Class 2A Region III boys basketball semifinal.From there, however, the fourth-seeded Bulldogs (13-11) were ripped by the home-standing Rams (18-4), who sank 11 three-pointers en route to a 63-45 victory.Rockville, the tournament's top seed, built its biggest lead, 63-43, in the fourth period behind Bryan Sims (18 points), DeMond Gibson(16) and Sonny O'Dell (10)
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
An 18-year-old Rockville man was one of four college students killed in a plane crash in Ohio Monday night, police said. Abraham Pishevar, a Georgetown Preparatory School graduate and freshman at Case Western Reserve University, died in the crash at about 10 p.m., shortly after takeoff at Cuyahoga County Regional Airport, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. The other three men aboard the small Cessna aircraft were also Case Western students - William Felten, 20, of Saginaw, Mich.; Lucas Marcelli, 20, of Massillon, Ohio; and John Hill, 18, of St. Simons, Ga., the university said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2010
One day in 2007, Tim Sommers was fooling around on his keyboard when he came up with a poignant, dramatic chord progression. Sommers and his friend, rapper Jeremy Dussolliet, sat in Sommers' college dorm room and worked through a melody and a few lyrics for the tune: "Can we pretend that airplanes / in the night sky / are like shooting stars? / I could really use a wish right now. " The song, "Airplanes," has since gone on to dominate pop radio this summer, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
When O.A.R. sold out New York's Madison Square Garden in 2006, it was the culmination of years of touring for the Rockville quintet. The grass-roots approach to building a fan base worked for a rock band whose albums have never reached higher than No. 12 on the Billboard 200. But for singer Marc Roberge, the band's living-on-the-road reputation had an unsettling undercurrent to it. "I remember one poster we had that says, 'O.A.R.: Always on...
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
Democrats Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Tuesday a joint effort to invest $24 million in building a national resource for businesses grappling with cybersecurity challenges. The federal, state and Montgomery County money will move and dramatically expand the existing 7,000 square-foot National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Rockville to a new 65,000 square-foot space across town. With its new home, officials said the center could help more companies solve cybersecurity problems and serve as a larger incubator to help start-up technology companies grow.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2014
A Powerball lottery ticket sold at a Rockville gas station won a $1 million prize in Saturday night's drawing, Maryland Lottery officials said Sunday. The ticket was sold at North Potomac Sunoco at 10010 Darnestown Road, officials said. The winning numbers in Saturday night's drawing were 19, 20, 37, 41, 58 with a Powerball of 14. There were no jackpot winners, according to Powerball, a multistate game. The Rockville ticket won a "Match 5" prize for getting the first five numbers correct, but not the Powerball.
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By Liz Bowie and By Liz Bowie | December 3, 2013
  Governor Martin O'Malley appointed Larry Giammo, a former Rockville mayor and director of a national non-profit, to the state school board Tuesday. Giammo fills a seat vacated by Ivan Walls, a Montgomery County doctor, who resigned a few months ago.  The appointment means the 12-member state board will continue to be dominated by five members from the Prince George's and Montgomery county area of the state. Two school board members are from Baltimore City, one is from Howard, and three are from the rural counties of Kent, Allegany and Calvert.  The board, which decides education policy for the state, also has one student member each year.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
It seems that the state of South Dakota has a beef with Joan Jett. Or a lack of beef, more accurately. Jett, who spent her formative years in Rockville , is a vegetarian and an animal rights activist. She's so committed to animal rights that she's about to appear on some PETA-themed United States Postal Service  stamps.  And that means the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association has a problem with Jett appearing on the state's float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City , according to CNN .  "Many livestock producers expressed concern about whether Joan Jett was an appropriate representative for an agriculturally oriented state like South Dakota," association executive director Jodie Anderson told CNN. So Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were moved off of South Dakota, to another, unspecified state.  "I've decided to switch from South Dakota to another float because people's political agendas were getting in the way of what should be a purely entertainment driven event," Jett said in a statement, according to CNN .  "I will remain focused on entertaining the millions of people watching, who will be celebrating a great American tradition," she said.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2013
One state high school football passing record held by four local quarterbacks has fallen and another has likely been eclipsed - both in the last nine days. Rockville quarterback Chuck Reese threw eight touchdowns last Friday in a 64-41 win over Margruder, breaking the record of seven held by five players, including three from Carroll County. Westminster's Duke Etchison turned in the most recent seven-touchdown performance in a 51-22 win over Francis Scott Key on Oct.18. Last season, the Owls' Deryk Kern, The Baltimore Sun's Offensive Player of the Year, threw seven touchdowns twice.
BUSINESS
May 9, 1996
CTA Inc., a Rockville-based satellite communications company, said yesterday that it has realigned its corporate structure to focus on areas with high growth potential.As part of the plan, CTA will launch a new business unit called the CTA Space and Telecommunications Co., which will combine several existing divisions. The new business will focus on satellite and ground station manufacturing, spacecraft design, test and flight operations and satellite-related equipment and software.CTA Chief Executive C. E. "Tom" Velez said the company has hired Ricardo de Bastos, a veteran satellite industry executive, to serve as president of the new company.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | March 23, 1995
NEW YORK -- A Rockville investor accused of duping Wall Street powerhouses into making more than $400 million in bogus securities trades was convicted yesterday on all 17 counts on which he was charged.Daniel Teyibo was found guilty of making misrepresentations and providing bogus financial statements to various brokerages, including Prudential Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. and Bear Stearns Securities Corp.Teyibo was arrested in August 1993 for the alleged "free riding" scheme in which prosecutors said he ordered U.S. Treasury securities without having the money to cover potential losses.
NEWS
By John Fritze and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive. Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based M. Luis Construction - one of the state's largest minority- and woman-owned companies - in an effort to cast the impasse as harmful to business and put public pressure on Republicans to strike a deal. "It's very appropriate, in fact, necessary for the president to be talking to the country about what's at stake here," said Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen, who represents Rockville.
NEWS
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit a construction company in Rockville on Thursday to discuss the impact the government shutdown is having on businesses. Obama is expected to visit M. Luis Construction, a Baltimore-based company that is one the state's largest minority-owned contractors. The resurfacing company did $7.5 million in contracting business with the state of Maryland last year. A company spokeswoman declined to comment on Thursday. "The president will highlight the impacts that a shutdown and default would have on our economy and our nation's small businesses," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
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