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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Steve Berryman, Frederick News-Post: Enigmatic Frederick

Steve Berryman
Enigmatic Frederick
Originally published July 09, 2010

To have ventured downtown to Frederick 's celebration of Independence Day was to become enmeshed with real Americana, despite your political bent. To call it the Fourth of July celebration is to embrace political correctness, in my humble opinion.Giant American flags hung from the world's most expensive construction cranes and firetrucks, but my gut tells me that there was no incurred expense in that, as to be patriotic in display


Chief of Police Kim Dine personally patrolled on his two-wheeled Segway scooter. Mayor Randy McClement was found at the most critical juncture of the event, judging WFMD's chili cook-off along with some city aldermen, including Kelly Russell and Michael O'Connor.


Strategically situated between the band's high "db" harangue at the main stage, the chili, and the Marines' beer garden I found colleague Rick Weldon, city administrator. He was in a most philosophical mode, as we spent a few moments solving the region's problems, and enjoying our common ancestry writing for the Web journal The Tentacle.

The free-form style and "anything goes" nature of the most respected Tentacle site had gotten Rick into some hot water of late, as his opportunistic critics had cried foul over some obviously sarcastic commentary



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