September 16, 2011 |
LIKE MANY IN Congress, we were skeptical about President Obama's early policy of attempting to "engage" the Syrian dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad. When Mr. Obama nominated a veteran diplomat , Robert S. Ford, as ambassador to Damascus last year, we didn't oppose his confirmation, but we predicted that the outreach would not work. When Mr. Assad proved that point by responding to peaceful protests with repeated massacres, we suggested a logical U.S. response would be to recall the ambassador, who went to Damascus early this year on a recess appointment.
September 3, 2012
The Aug. 27 Metro article " Long-brewing fight to soon reach a head " was informative but incomplete. As a concerned Damascus resident, I'd like to ensure that the community is aware that Maryland House Bill 690 , which will govern the sale of alcohol in Damascus if the current ban is repealed, was carefully crafted to make the repeal acceptable to as broad a segment of the community as possible. It would impose significant restrictions on the sale of alcohol in Damascus that are intended to keep alcohol out of the...
October 25, 2008 |
There was an unfamiliar guest alongside Joe Rankin in the Seneca Valley offensive backfield in the fourth quarter last night. It was something he and the Screaming Eagles' offense hadn't felt all season: the pressure to produce. Seneca's defense has been so superb all season, shutting out five of its first seven opponents, that the offense could work at its leisure. But with Damascus mounting a furious, emotional comeback, the eighth-ranked Screaming Eagles needed to control the ball, gain some yardage and run out the game's final four...
October 16, 2009 |
So much for the soft, gooey center of the Damascus defense. The Swarmin' Hornets stiffened on the penultimate drive of the fourth quarter to snap Sherwood's 18-game regular season football winning streak, 26-22 Friday in Sandy Spring. "They're beatable. We showed that tonight," Damascus senior Brian Lucas said. "We stuck to our game plan, and the fact that it rained was probably in our favor a little bit. " The Warriors (6-1) sought to wear down Damascus' many two-way players, exploiting the strategy...
September 28, 2011 |
The buzz before the volleyball season was that there was a young and talented team ready to blossom in Montgomery County other than top-ranked, defending Maryland 4A champion Sherwood . And through the first month of the season, that assessment of Damascus has remained true. The Hornets, one of three remaining undefeated teams in the county, have won all but two sets this season and have displayed remarkable balance. Damascus last reached the state finals in 2006 and the semifinals in 2008 and 2009 — but this...
January 10, 2009 |
The momentum was squarely in Clarksburg's favor as last night's girls' basketball game against Damascus slid past the three-minute mark of the fourth quarter. The Coyotes' Tiara Ward had just hit a jumper after picking up a loose ball to put her team up by four points, and the visitors were forcing the Hornets into bad shots. Then the 48-second tidal wave came, and Damascus took back the game on a series of three, lightning-fast baskets that took the Hornets from four points down to four up. From...