Thursday, January 24, 2013
By Kelyn Soong, Capital News Service
Thursday, January 24
Football was Evan Zhu’s first obsession. Born in Ann Arbor, Mich., he watched every University of Michigan game on TV with his father, a graduate of the school. At just three-years-old, Evan was able to throw a perfect spiral, emulating the Big Blue quarterbacks he admired on the field. But his parents – Yongdong Zhu and Xiaohui “Julie” You - feared the contact sport would be too dangerous for their son. They introduced him to tennis at age 8, which their daughter, Amy, had just started playing. The decision has paid dividends, as Evan, who resides in Greenbelt, is now ranked No. 1 in the nation for players 14-and-under and No. 2 in the Mid-Atlantic for players 16-and-under. It did not take long for Evan, 14, a naturally gifted athlete who…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Find out how you can support Breast Cancer Awareness Month through one of these local events.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Ben Gross
Thursday, October 4, 2012
According to statistics from the Maryland affiliate of the Komen Foundation, Maryland has the fifth-highest breast cancer death rate in the nation, and in 2012 alone, 4,700 new cases will be diagnosed in the state and 810 women are likely to die. Since 1985, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has promoted mammograms as the most effective tool in the fight against breast cancer. In 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed out the now ubiquitous pink ribbons to participants in a New York City-based race for cancer survivors. Now, more than 20 years later, that pink ribbon can be seen almost everywhere—on apparel, on products, in store advertisements—and seems to be appearing year-round, not just in October, the month designated as Breast Cancer…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The final of two public hearings concluded last night, with just one resident voicing concerns over where to spend.
Following 10 work sessions and now two public hearings, the Greenbelt city council looks poised to adopt its fiscal 2012 budget on June 6. The budget, which contains about $25.4 million in expenditures, once again drew little input from residents during last night’s second and final public hearing. Molly Lester, was the only resident who turned up to talk about the budget. Among other things, Lester questioned some $333,000 budgeted for the relighting and resurfacing of the Braden Field tennis courts located in Old Greenbelt. “Is it predominately used by Greenbelt residents?” she asked at one point, calling for a usage-evaluation analysis before committing to the capital project. In the meantime, Lester said the city should put more focus…