Education Excellence

Winners Announced

The Prince George's Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 2003 Excellence in Education Awards, the organization's highest honor for outstanding individuals and companies that support education and educational opportunities in the county.

Eleven honorees were chosen by a selection committee composed of representatives from the business community and Prince George's County public schools. Honorees were recognized at a special awards luncheon Friday.

The 2003 award winners are:

Outstanding Teachers

Lloyd W. Hoover, Thurgood Marshall Middle School, Temple Hills

Veloris Jean Edwards, Potomac High School, Oxon Hill

Elvira Brundage, Glenarden Woods Elementary, Glenarden

Outstanding Business Representative

Keith Howard, Areawide Electronic Security Systems Inc.

Outstanding Community-Based Organization

Prince George's Church of Christ

Outstanding Support Services Representative

Anthony Platt, Glenarden Woods Elementary, Glenarden

Outstanding School-Based Administrator

Audrey James, Gaywood Elementary, Seabrook

Rebecca Weeks, Pointer Ridge Elementary, Bowie

Outstanding Non-School-Based Administrator

Howard Burnett, associate superintendent, Prince George's County public schools

Outstanding Volunteer

Doris Peters, Ernest Just Middle School, Mitchellville

Outstanding Business

Safeway Stores Inc.

Manekin Is Building

Equipment Warehouse

Manekin LLC has begun construction on a third warehouse for Pacific Realty Associates L.P. at Cabin Branch Distribution Center in Landover on the site of the former Safeway distribution facility at Cabin Branch Drive and Sheriff Road.

Manekin is providing interior and exterior renovations to the 30,000-square-foot building, due to be completed in June. Taylor Equipment Rental will be the building's primary occupant.

Founded in 1946, Manekin is a commercial real estate firm based in Columbia that offers a full array of construction services and has nearly 3.5 million square feet of space under construction in Maryland. For more information, visit

Women of Virtue

Holding Open House

Women of Virtue, a nonprofit organization in Oxon Hill, will hold its first open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 15 in Roth Auditorium inside St. Catherine's Hall at Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum St. NE in Washington.

The topic to be discussed is "Becoming Healty, Wealthy and Wise." There will be free diabetes screenings.

For more information, call Cecilia Hill, president and CEO, at 301-505-3981.

United Airlines Cuts

2 Flights, 32 Offices

To cut operating costs, United Airlines has stopped flying between Dulles International Airport and two European cities, Dusseldorf, Germany, and Milan, Italy.

In addition, the airline closed its remaining 32 city ticket offices, including the one at 1600 K St. NW in Washington, where customers could change flights, have tickets reissued and receive mileage redemptions.

British Midland International, United's Star Alliance partner, stopped flying between Dulles and Manchester, England, in December but said it plans to resume operations in May.

-- Willie Pugh

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