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Keeping Kids in at Night, Ballers Take Flight and What's in a Sword Fight?

It's the 'it's just a flesh wound' edition of 'The Rundown.'

Good Monday evening, Rockville.

How 'bout that U.S. Women's National Team?

How sweet was that ball from Megan Rapinoe to Abby Wambach?

Yours truly went back to school for a cousin's wedding in State College, PA this weekend and was surrounded by Penn Staters (and lots of Joe Paterno collectibles) in a shop on College Avenue yesterday afternoon when fellow Nittany Lion alumnus Ali Krieger put away the winning penalty kick to top Brazil. (Coincidentally, I was on the other end of the same street when this happened exactly 12 years earlier.)

The American women take on France at noon in a semifinal on Wednesday. (Take a long lunch break.)

Here's your "Girl Power" edition of "The Rundown":

  • The at . Proposals to convert King Farm Farmstead Park into a nonprofit campus or a center for sustainable growing, introduction of an ordinance to divest city funds from companies doing business with Sudan, an update from the city's White-Tailed Deer Task Force, annexation proposals and bond ordinances are part of a full agenda for the Rockville City Council when it meets at 7 tonight at City Hall.
    For more details see .
  • The Montgomery County Council meets at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday in the in Rockville Town Center.
    The council will vote on a proposed Board of Health regulation to prohibit smoking in shared hallways, lobbies and laundry rooms and playgrounds of “multi-family residential dwellings,” such as apartment and condominium buildings.
    The council’s morning agenda also includes the introduction of legislation that would prohibit children younger than 18 years of age from being in public places or establishments in the county from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday and from midnight to 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, according to a council news release. The proposal by County Executive Isiah Leggett “is intended to address issues relating to increased gang activity, violence and crime involving minors” and is similar to curfew laws in place in Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia, the release said.
    The afternoon agenda includes public hearings on “effects bargaining” with the county police union, a special taxing district in Clarksburg and a bill that seeks to prevent double-funding of infrastructure in the county budget.
    The session will be broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery (CCM—Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon) and will be rebroadcast at 9 p.m. on Friday and is available via streaming video at www.montgomerycountymd.gov.
  • Twenty-two more county students have been awarded National Merit Scholarships in the latest round of awards, bringing the total to 89 awards for county students. Three Richard Montgomery High School students and three Thomas S. Wootton High School students are among those receiving the awards announced Monday.
  • Can you throw it down? Prove it. Everfresh Juice is sponsoring a video dunking contest in conjunction with this year’s Hoop It Up competition on July 23-24 in Baltimore.
    The winner will receive one free bottle of Everfresh Juice every day for a year.
    See the Everfresh Juice website for contest rules and go to the Everfresh Juice fan page on Facebook to upload a video.
    Video entries must be received through the Everfresh by August 31 or dunkers can have their dunk documented at the tournament on July 23.
  • Are your kids too short to dunk? Do they fancy themselves more of a knight than a baller?
    Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament at Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover is offering a “Train to Be a Knight” experience for children ages 5 to 12 with tickets to the afternoon’s show.
    Knights in training can get in on all the action at 3 p.m. (before the 4 p.m. shows) on Sundays now through Sept. 4. KITs get an exclusive weapons demonstration, learn about the training necessary to become a knight and are "knighted" by his majesty King Philippe.
    For more information and reservations visit www.medievaltimes.com or call 1-888-WE-JOUST (1-888-935-6878).
  • We can’t knight you (or even offer free juice), but we’d like you to be our friend at Rockville Patch on Facebook. Or follow us @RockvillePatch on Twitter.

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