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Bethesda Man Sentenced to Jail and Fined $60,000 for the Sale of Illegal Rockfish

One of Washington's largest seafood wholesalers has been fined over $500,000 for the sale of illegal rockfish for over 10 years.

Federal prosecutors say Ocean Pro, Ltd, which also operates by the name of Profish, has been ordered to pay a $575,000 fine. The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s office states that the Vice President of Ocean Pro, Ltd, its fish buyer, and a waterman were sentenced to jail.

Timothy Lyon of Bethesda, Md. officer and part owner of the company has been sentenced to 21 months in jail and a $60,000 fine alone.  The fish buyer Benjamin Clough of Graysonville, Md. was sentenced to 15 months and a $7,000 fine. Lastly, waterman Gordon Jett of Fredericksburg was sentenced to five months and $4,572 in restitution.

AHSD Student Contributes to National Program

www.timesleader.com reports that this summer, elementary school students took part in the National Young Scholars Program (NYSP). Held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md., and at the St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Va., the program inspires outstanding third, fourth and fifth grade students to explore, invent, learn and think creatively.

Joey Beyrent, a Newton Ransom Elementary School student attended the National Young Scholars Program in Washington D.C. this summer. He was nominated by his 4th grade teacher Becky Kameroski.

“The National Young Scholars Program provides students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on interactive learning while challenging them in an intellectually stimulating environment outside of the regular classroom,” said Dr. Marguerite C. Regan, dean of academic affairs for the program.

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Author of “Brain Food: 100 Games That Make Kids Think” To Present Program at Chevy Chase Library

Dr. Paul Fleisher, author of “Brain Food: 100 Games That Make Kids Think,” will share games that explore the fun in learning on Monday, October 18 at the Chevy Chase (MD) Library, beginning at 4 p.m. The library is located at 8005 Connecticut Ave.

The book is a compilation of new and traditional games that have been classroom tested and are tailored toward enhancing the thinking power of students.

Dr. Fleisher is the author of more than three dozen books for children and teachers.

The free program is designed for children ages 10 and up, parents and educators.  To request ADA program accommodations, at least five days in advance of the program, contact the Chevy Chase Library at 240-773-9590; TTY 301-622-6596.