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Annual 9/11 Golf Tournament scheduled at Laytonsville course

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Todd ReubenTodd Reuben is among the victims honored at the 9/11 Memorial Golf Outing in Laytonsville.  COURTESY PHOTO  It’s been 16 years since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 wreaked havoc on our nation but a local attorney has found a way to help ease the pain.

On Monday, the fifth annual 9/11 Memorial Golf Outing will be held at Laytonsville Golf Course thanks in large part to the efforts of David Grover.

The event honors the memory of 9/11 victims who died when airliners hijacked by members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda were crashed into the World Trade Center complex in New York City, N.Y., the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and a field near Shanksville, Penn.

Todd Reuben, a Churchill High School graduate, was one of the passengers aboard the hijacked plane that struck the Pentagon. He was 40 years old when he left behind a family that included his wife Vivian and twin sons Jason and Jeffrey.

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Local church reaches out to Olympic hero Ledecky

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ROCKVILLE -- Havre de Grace Seventh-day Adventist Church is reaching out to U.S. gold medalist swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky to help raise awareness for the victims of last week’s fatal fire in Silver Spring.

The small church of about 20, mostly made up of immigrants from Haiti, decided to take a long shot and invited Ledecky to speak about the fire as the church gathers supplies, funds and French-speaking interpreters to help people displaced from the fire.

“We will do whatever can to get her attention, including the need to have compassion for people who are suffering,” said Rodney Charitable, the church’s pastor. “The best way to celebrate your success and achievement is to show compassion for others.”

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