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This Week in Potomac

Bryant Reappointed

<bt>Allison Bryant was unanimously reappointed by the Montgomery County Council to the Montgomery County Planning Board on June 29. Bryant's term will be for four years. He and Meredith Wellington are the two Republicans on the Planning Board; the three other seats are filled by Democrats. By law no more than three members of the Planning Board can be from the same political party.

The appointment is subject to approval by County Executive Doug Duncan (D).

<sh>Board's Veepstakes

<bt>Pat O'Neill (District 3) was elected to serve as vice-president of the Board of Education on July 9. Reginald Felton, who had been serving as vice-president, resigned after moving out of his district.

The Board elects its own officers. O'Neill was selected after 22 ballots, a record. Her term as vice president will end in November. Sharon Cox (At large) will remain Board president. The Board will elect new officers in December. O'Neill's term on the board goes through 2006. Cox is up for election this year.

<sh>Indecent Exposure

<bt>On June 23 at approximately 4:30 p.m., two men entered a bathroom at Montgomery Mall and found a male exposing himself, say Montgomery County Police. Mall security was notified, and the man was banned from the mall. Police are investigating and are considering filing charges, said Joyce Utter, spokesperson for Montgomery County Police.

<sh>Residential Burglaries

<bt>* River Wood Drive, 10600 block: Between 11 a.m. and 1:07 p.m. on July 5 suspects pried the rear door and took nothing.

* Yearling Drive, 10200 block: between7:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. on July 2, suspects pried the rear door and took jewelry and currency.

<sh>Correction

<bt>In the story, "Who Called the Committee?," on page 3 of the July 7 issue, two community members interviewed were not members of the Seven Locks School architect selection committee. They were members of a feasibility study committee, related to the same project.

<sh>Science Projects Wanted

<bt>The West Montgomery County Citizen's Association is seeking outdoor science projects done within the Potomac Master Plan area.

The Association is looking for a variety of different outdoor projects, such as analyses of plant and animal species and habitats, geological and topographic surveys, explorations of areas like Blockhouse Point, the C&O Canal or stream valleys like the Watts Branch, Muddy Branch, Cabin John Creek and others..

The final project can take a variety of different forms such as posters, logs, reports, displays, exhibits or projects.

Representatives from the Association will be at the Potomac Library and Potomac Community Center in the fall. For more information call Lois Williams 301-299-7236 or e-mail loiswilliams@starpower.net.