Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - May 26, 2013, Annapolis, Maryland
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‘It’s been a whirlwind’
New Navy grads add weddings to busy weekend
By TIM PRUDENTE [email protected]
Monte Maxwell will play the wedding processional — Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major — seven times this weekend.
He’ll sit before the organ in the Naval Academy Chapel and make 6,000 pipes sing, stretching the har
mony for large bridal parties and distracted flower girls.
That’s what he was playing when Jessica Vogel appeared Saturday afternoon in a white gown and veil.
The Millersville bride whispered to her father^ smiled, and began her walk down the aisle.
Ahead, Christopher Hetherington grinned.
He became a naval officer on Friday.
He became a husband on Saturday.
And he was the first of seven grooms to be married this weekend
at the academy chapel. Only Naval Academy alumni, staff, faculty and Navy personnel living in Annapolis may be married at the chapel.
And the weekend after graduation remains especially popular among new naval officers.
“It’s just easy because all our families are in town for gradua tion,” said graduate Brian Gureck, of Annapolis.
He married McKalie Day, of Western Florida, on Saturday afternoon.
(See WEDDINGS, Page All)
A newly married couple exchanges a kiss as the price for passing through the sword arch, as they leave the Naval Academy Chapel on Saturday. Jessica Vogel and newly commissioned Navy Ensign Christopher Hetherington were married one day after the academy graduation.
By Paul W. Gillespie, Staff
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Food stamp use more than doubles in county
Recession, new rules pave the way for 162 percent growth
By SARA BLUMBERG sblumbergitfcapgaznews.com
For Burnett McFadden, using food stamps requires a lot of planning.
Every month, the Glen Burnie woman gets $84 for food. To make it last, she draws up a list and shops at discount stores.
While it’s not a lot of money, McFadden is grateful for the help.
“Every little bit helps,” she said.
McFadden lives in one of the 19,685 households across Anne Arundel County getting help through food stamps, officially the Sup plemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
That’s more than 43,000 people almost one in every 13 county residents, and a 162.4 percent increase in households over five years ago, according to the county Department of Social Services
County wide, just 3.6 percent of the population uses SNAP But the people who use the stamps most often live in just four communi ties — Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Annapolis and Severn where more than two-thirds of the assistance is distriDuted.
In those communities, the number of people who use food stamps is almost twice the countywide average. In Glen Bumie’s 21061 ZIP code, more than 4,000 people rely on the program 7 percent of all households
(See STAMPS, Page A13)
Legions honor the lost
Posts named after local men who died in uniform
By E.B. FURGURSON III [email protected]
1""’’family members with an empty place in their J hearts and at the holiday table are always aware of our war dead.
For the rest of us, Memorial Day is our time to remember the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in service to the nation.
A handful of Anne Arundel County’s fallen are honored in perpetuity by having their names put on American Legion posts.
Legion rules require anyone considered for this honor to hail from the same town or community the post calls home.
The first Legion post to name itself for a hometown hero is one of the oldest in the country, organized by Annapolis World War I veteran Andreas Holley. He attended the Paris Caucus that created the Legion in 1919.
Holley named Post 7 for a good friend, Guy Carleton Parlett, who died of pneumonia in the 1918 flu pandemic just before his unit shipped out to fight in the war to end all wars.
Guy Carleton Parlett Post 7 is now in Crownsville but was originally in Annapolis. “Our building had been the administration building for the Union Army at Camp Parole,” said post historian John Ogle. “They named the street for it Legion Avenue.”
Parlett played football for Annapolis High School and was on its undefeated 1908 team. His teammate, Holley, was also in Parlett’s Army unit.
Parlett joined the National Guard and the machine gun company attached to the Annapolis barrack.
The unit was called to the Southwest border to chase Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, who raided a town in New Mexico in March 1916.
When America entered the war in Europe, Parlett and others joined the regular Army. But he required surgery, apparently from an illness contracted in the Southwest.
(See HONOR, Page A10)
LEFT: Pfc. Howard L. Turner, United States Army, 7th Infantry A portrait of Turner is displayed in the main foyer of American
ABOVE: Bernard Cummings, killed in action on his birthday, Oct. 9, 1944, in Italy.
Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. Legion Post 276 In Severn.
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