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WFL gala honors Montgomery County sports heroes

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WFL Gala logoROCKVILLE — Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall was among the honorees Saturday during the Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

The 10th annual event also featured appearances by members of the Washington Redskins 1988 Super Bowl team including Doug Williams, Ricky Sanders, Dexter Manley, Darrell Green and Gary Clark.

Rick “Doc” Walker, a former Redskins tight end, and Silver Spring native Larry Michael, who serves as the “Voice of the Redskins,” were Masters of Ceremonies during the evening.

This year marked the 30th anniversary of Washington’s 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII, a historic win for Williams, who became the first African-American quarterback to lead a team to a Super Bowl victory.

“He was the face and the quarterback of that team and he got a lot of visibility,” said Green, a cornerback who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008. “He is what you call a real hero and we’re real proud of him as a person. I have great respect for him beyond his arm strength. I have a great respect for him as a man and a friend.”

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The Small Press Expo returns to Bethesda

 

SPXPO-1aComic book artists and writers gathered at the Small Press Expo in the Bethesda Marriott and Conference Center. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

BETHESDA – The Bethesda Marriott Hotel hosted the Small Press Expo (SPX), the biggest indie comic event in the nation, where both small-time comic book artists and big-name novelists gathered together to meet fans.

“This is our first time [here] so I’m really excited,” said Linnea Kataja, a student at the School of Visual Arts. “It’s great for [our school] to have a table here so students can have a chance to sell their art and get exposure.”

“(SPX) wants people who have never tabled before or just starting out because some of those people will be big names in the future,” said Tony Breed, the author of the comic strip “Finn and Charlie are Hitched.”

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