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Syria escalates lethal crackdown


PRESSURE RISES ON OBAMA
25 killed as regime deploys tanks against protesters
S COTT W ILSON go. The brutal violence used by the government of Syria against its people is completely deplorable and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms, Tommy Vietor, the National Security Council spokesman, said in a statement Monday. Vietor said that the United States is pursuing a range of possible policy options, including targeted sanctions, to respond to the crackdown and make clear that this behavior is unacceptable. The administration has been ratcheting up its criticism of Assads response to the popular unrest, now more than five weeks old. But Obama has yet to declare syria continued on A8
TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST EGYPT: In the first comprehensive
look at attitudes of Egyptians after the fall of Mubarak, a poll finds that most distrust the United States and more than half want to renegotiate the Israel peace accords. A8

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People say goodbye to ex-Maryland governor William Donald Schaefer at a stop in the farewell tour of Baltimore, where he was once mayor.

Thanks for bringing him home


Crowds pay respects to Schaefer on a farewell tour of Baltimore and in Annapolis
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our hours before William Donald Schaefer was to be driven in a hearse past his boyhood home on his final journey through the city that was his family, a Baltimore municipal trash truck made an extra pass down Edgewood Street to collect the garbage.

A street sweeper spruced up the pavement, the police checked that everything was just so, and two men from City Hall stepped up to Paula Deadwylers porch to attach a flagpole and raise Marylands colors. Other city workers brought Deadwyler, who bought 620 Edgewood from Schaefer in 1998, a basket of African violets, in-

structing her to hold the flowers when the mayors coffin passed by because violets were his favorite. On Monday, as throughout the life of the four-term mayor and twoterm governor, everybody working for him knew their job was to Do It NOW. That injunction, in the mayors urgently scrawling hand, is now inscribed in bronze in Baltimores

Inner Harbor another stop on Mondays farewell tour where a statue of Schaefer presides over the citys premier tourist attraction. Schaefer, who died April 18 at 89, drew crowds all around his city Monday, not only because he was a master builder in an era schaefer continued on A11

Syrian leaders deployed tanks and troops against unarmed demonstrators Monday in a sharp escalation of their effort to crush the widening protest movement, prompting the Obama administration to condemn the deadly crackdown and weigh additional sanctions against the embattled government. The Syrian army entered the city of Daraa, the cradle of antigovernment unrest near the border with Jordan, and other southern towns as protesters massed in the streets. According to witnesses and news reports, about 25 demonstrators were killed in Daraa and the coastal city of Jableh, where witnesses said snipers opened fire on the crowd. The governments show of force, the largest in weeks of street demonstrations, is sharpening the choice facing President Obama, who has been attempting to balance calls for democratic reform in the Arab world with the concerns of allies that have counted on President Bashar al-Assad to preserve stability in the volatile Middle East. As the death toll mounts more than 200 Syrian demonstrators have died Obama is coming under increasing pressure to harden his largely reactive policy on Assad and echo the demands of a growing number of demonstrators that the Syrian leader must

YEMEN: Protests continue as many remain unconvinced by a proposal for President Saleh to step down, and three demonstrators are killed by security forces. A8 LIBYA: NATO and the United States deny charges by the Libyan government that a Monday attack was an attempt to assassinate Moammar Gaddafi. A9

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With Barbour out, questions for GOP


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Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbours surprise decision Monday not to run for president set off a scramble inside the Republican Party for pieces of his financial and political network. It also raised questions about the challenges the party may face in trying to unseat President Obama. The GOP race has been notable for its slow start and the absence of a clear front-runner. It has been marked by unhappiness among potential voters. The most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll found that barely four in 10 Republicans and Republi-

can-leaning independents said they are satisfied with the current field of candidates about 20 percentage points lower than at this time four years ago. Obama, too, is less popular than he was when he was sworn in two years ago. But he comes to the race with the significant advantages of incumbency. As he steams ahead with fundraising and organizing, Republicans are under growing pressure to tamp down concerns about whether they can find a candidate capable of defeating him. Barbour registered in the single digits in early polls, so his decision will not have a dramatic impact on the contest, at least in

terms of voter support. But it will give some candidates an opportunity to nail down some of the volunteers who were committed or leaning toward Barbour as well as money that would have been his. As a former chairman of the Republican National Committee and the Republican Governors Association, Barbour is the consummate member of the GOP establishment, and he is widely respected for his political smarts. Other candidates will compete for his endorsement. His decision not to enter the contest, he said in a statement, the take continued on A4

Fire ants know theyre all in the same boat


Engineers take lessons from insects ability to link up and float in flood
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An Afghan police officer looks into the tunnel dug by the Taliban to the Sarposa prison in Kandahar.

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Congress and perhaps the rest of us could learn a thing or two about teamwork from Solenopsis invicta, the dreaded fire ant. When in danger of drowning, a colony of the critters thousands of them will save themselves by joining forces and forming a raft. They pile together and lock legs and jaws. So bound, an ant raft can sur-

vive for months. Engineers studying animal oddities now report that together, the ants arent just stronger. Theyre floatier. Airtight, even. Water does not penetrate the raft, said Nathan Mlot, a mechanical engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology and lead author of the ant-raft report published in Mondays Proceedings of the National Academies. Even the bottom layer of ants stays dry, he said. Engineers, Mlot went on to explain, think the rafting behavior might aid the quest for new waterproof materials and offer lessons for robotics research. Individual fire ants, when dropped in water, struggle and

flail, but a close inspection reveals a thin layer of air clinging to the swimmer. Its a self-supplied, if only temporary, flotation device. And although individual fire ants have been thoroughly studied in the lab, until now no one had bothered to figure out how ant rafts float. The uneven, hairy surface of the ants skin explains this phenomenon. Bumpy, bristly, or otherwise rough surfaces repel water because of something called the Cassie-Baxter law of wetting. And unlike the McCain-Feingold law of campaign finance reform, Cassie-Baxter always applies. ants continued on A13

Taliban digs tunnel to free inmates


Escape from Afghan jail points to security issues despite U.S. oversight
BY J OSHUA P ARTLOW AND J AVED H AMDARD

kabul So much had changed

in the three years since the Taliban blew up the barrier wall at Sarposa prison and sprung 900 inmates: imposing rows of concrete walls backed by razor wire, floodlights, video cameras, sandbags and 40 well-armed

American soldiers watching from perimeter guard towers with Afghan police. Kandahar provinces largest detention facility had become so secure, said a U.S. military officer giving a tour of the prison this year, that the only way to break through was to put a nuke on a motorcycle. Or to dig more than 1,000 feet of underground tunnels and pop up in the middle of the prison, as the Taliban did early Monday, freeing one-third of the inmates and wrecking months of efforts to improve security at the jail. The audacious prison break

showed again the vulnerabilities in Afghanistans justice system, despite rigorous U.S. oversight and a growing sense that authorities had the problematic prison under control. The Taliban this month has penetrated some of Afghanistans most aggressively defended facilities. Militants have killed Kandahars police chief inside his headquarters, carried out a suicide attack in a crowded Afghan army base in Laghman province and shot up the hallways of the Ministry of Defense afghanistan continued on A10

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The Yanks are coming


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New face in Montgomery


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Fueling discontent
A poll shows that rising gas prices are leading Americans to drive less, and hurting the presidents popularity. A12
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Judge rules against NFL


The player lockout is lifted, but the league plans to appeal, so the 2011-12 season may not be back on just yet. D1

Sweet and sour


Behind the science of taste are genetics, our moms diets and our noses. E1

The detainee debate


Leaked Guantanamo Bay documents provide fodder to both supporters and opponents of U.S. policy. A4

Dan Snyder: Why Im suing the City Paper. A17

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Justices wont expedite Va.s health-care suit Holder says hes not going anywhere Digest Harvard Law School subject of rights probe Morris Brown College works out debt deal A3 A4 A3 A3

The World
In Pakistan, a setback for womens rights Iran faces another computer virus attack In poll, most Egyptians have unfavorable view of the U.S. NATO airstrike was an assassination bid against Gaddafi, Libya says On Afghan war, Obama losing support Digest Officials arrest head of Commonwealth games Military crews search for bodies of quake victims A6 A6 A8 A9 A4 A6 A6

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Gas prices curb drivers habits Study: Affordable rental housing scarce In Motor City, organized labor sees its clout stall A12 A12 A13

The Fed Page


Fine Print For U.S., managing foreign media is a no-win proposition (but it keeps trying) FDA to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco items A15 A15

Editorial and Opinion


Editorial How the U.S. can help Egypt Editorial Why todays D.C. special election matters Editorial A level-headed pension reform plan in Maryland Anne Applebaum The fate that makes the royal wedding fascinating Dan Snyder Why Im suing the Washington City Paper A16 A16 A16 A17 A17

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Sgt. Anthony Rachels gives his son, DaVean, 4, a farewell hug during a deployment ceremony for the 201st Regional Support Group at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga. Rachels is part of the Agribusiness Development Team, which will provide training and advice to provincial ministries and local farmers in Afghanistan.

CORRECTIONS
 An April 24 Arts article about high-definition cinema releases of Broadway shows misspelled the last names of David Sabel, the digital producer of Londons National Theatre, and Darryl Schaffer, an executive at Screenvision, the distributor of such a release of Stephen Sondheims Company.  An April 20 Style article about Charlie Sheens stage show in Washington misspelled the name of reality-TV personality Tareq Salahi.  An April 4 Metro article about a proposed merger of two University of Maryland campuses incorrectly said that Princeton University is the Ivy League school closest to Baltimore. The University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, is closer.

Law firm defending Defense Funding of Marriage Act withdraws for pre-K
Gay rights backlash feared; lead attorney to handle case elsewhere
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The law firm hired to mount the legal defense of the federal governments ban on recognizing same-sex marriage has withdrawn from the case, the firm announced Monday, after it was sharply criticized by gay rights groups. The decision by King and Spalding has led Paul D. Clement, the partner who had been selected as the lead attorney on the case, to resign. On Monday, Clement a solicitor general under President George W. Bush said he will continue to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act as a partner at another firm. In a resignation letter released to the media, Clement said he felt compelled to resign not because of his views on the legislation, which he did not disclose, but out of the firmly held belief that a representation should not be abandoned because the clients legal position is extremely unpopular in certain quarters. He continued: Much has been said about being on the right side of history. But being on the right or wrong side of history on the merits is a question for the clients. When it comes to the lawyers, the surest way to be on the wrong side of history is to abandon a client in the face of hostile criticism. It is the latest dust-up in the legal fight over the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law that forbids the federal government

from extending spousal benefits to same-sex couples, even if they are legally wed in their states. About a dozen lawsuits challenging the legislation have been filed nationwide. House Republicans had hired Clement after the Justice Department, which customarily defends U.S. laws against legal challenges, took the unusual step in February of announcing that it would no longer do so with the Defense of Marriage Act. In a reversal, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said the Obama administration had determined that the law was unconstitutional. The duty of upholding the legislation then fell to Congress. House Republicans disclosed last week that they had selected Clement a highly respected lawyer who was coveted by prominent firms when he entered private practice in 2008 and his firm to represent their interests. The firm immediately came under assault from gay rights groups, including the Human Rights Campaign, which began contacting the firms clients and urging students at top law schools to push the firm to drop the case. Groups noted that King and Spalding devotes a page on its Web site to its advocacy on gay issues and its efforts to hire gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender lawyers and staff members. And they predicted that the firm would be judged harshly by future generations if it sided with House leaders in a fight that they consider a struggle for civil rights. King and Spalding employs more than 800 lawyers and represents a range of large clients, including Coca-Cola, Google and Wal-Mart. Clement announced Monday that he has joined Bancroft, a smaller boutique firm

where he will work with other administration lawyers. Among them is Viet D. Dinh, the founder of the firm, who served as Bushs assistant attorney general for legal policy and helped write the USA Patriot Act. Robert D. Hays Jr., chairman of King and Spalding, issued a short statement to reporters Monday saying that his firm had erred in accepting the case but he did not detail the reason. In reviewing this assignment further, I determined that the process used for vetting this engagement was inadequate, Hays said, adding that the mistake was his. The decision drew an immediate rebuke from House leaders. The Speaker is disappointed in the firms decision and its careless disregard for its responsibilities to the House in this constitutional matter, Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John A. Boehner (ROhio), said in a statement. At the same time, Mr. Clement has demonstrated legal integrity, and we are grateful for his decision to continue representing the House. This move will ensure the constitutionality of this law is appropriately determined by the courts, rather than by the President unilaterally. Clement has defenders among some who support same-sex marriage. Theodore B. Olson Clements predecessor as Bushs solicitor general, now better known for his work seeking to invalidate Californias voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage said Clement acted in this situation at the highest levels of professionalism and consistent with the highest standards of the legal profession.
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States gave $30 million less to early education in 2010, study finds
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Giffords to attend husbands launch


Cape Canaveral trip will be first excursion from rehab hospital
A SSOCIATED P RESS woman will fly to Florida to watch Kelly command the space shuttle Endeavour when it makes its final flight to the international space station. The doctors said that Giffords is medically able to travel and that they view the trip as part of her rehabilitation from a Jan. 8 gunshot wound to the head. The congresswoman was wounded in a mass shooting that killed six people at a Congress on Your Corner event in the parking lot of a Tucson supermarket. It seems an extraordinary accomplishment now that she would be able to attend the liftoff and that Kelly would feel comfortable leaving her side to fly into space. The shuttle launch is scheduled for Friday afternoon, and President Obama, his wife and their two daughters will be there as well. It is unclear whether they will sit with Giffords. In an interview for the CBS Evening News, Kelly told Katie Couric that his wife said Awesome and pumped her fist when doctors told her she could attend the launch. It is unclear whether doctors from the Texas hospital will travel with Giffords to Florida. The last time the congresswoman flew was when she was transported on a private jet to Houston from the hospital in Tucson that treated her immediately after the shooting. This time, however, her flight is not an ambulance transport and the trip will be considered another part of the intensive rehabilitation she has been undergoing since arriving in Houston in late January. Giffords spokesman C.J. Karamargin said the congresswomans trip is great news.

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houston Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is set to reach a milestone this week when she ventures from her Houston rehabilitation hospital for the first time to watch her astronaut husband rocket into space history. Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her doctors set the trip to Cape Canaveral as a goal early in her rehabilitation. It was the hope of her husband, Mark Kelly, too, as he trained to lead NASAs next-tolast space shuttle flight. On Monday, doctors at TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital confirmed that the congress-

Funding for early-childhood education declined between 2009 and 2010, even as the Obama administration urged states to increase pre-kindergarten programs for 3- and 4-yearolds, according to a study released Tuesday. Total state funding for such programs declined by $30 million nationwide as states scrambled to make up for budget shortfalls, according to the the National Institute for Early Education Research, based at Rutgers University Graduate School of Education. Meanwhile, state funding for K-12 education increased slightly. Overall, state cuts to pre-K transformed the recession into a depression for many young children, the report said. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged states to cut other programs before removing funding from early-childhood education, but such advice was rejected across the country. Duncan said yesterday that the cuts present real challenges to young people who are desperately fighting to enter the mainstream. The study found that 26 percent of 4-year-olds were enrolled in pre-K last year far below the administrations targets. Forty states have such programs. Funding increased slightly in Maryland and Virginia, but Virginia slipped in the reports rankings, which also consider the quality of state pre-K programs. Marylands ranking improved. Meanwhile, per-student funding for pre-K in the District, which is among the highest in the country, decreased slightly. The reports authors expressed concern that the situation might become more dire as federal stimulus funds expire. In 2010, per-child state spending for pre-kindergarten programs was almost $700 below its 2001-2002 level. Those statistics have prompted concern about whether states can achieve the federal governments twin goals of increasing enrollment and improving the quality of existing programs. This is the most important investment we can make, Duncan said. The long-term dividends are tremendous.
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Justices wont expedite Va.s health-care suit
CHALLENGE TO THE NEW LAW
Case must first be heard by appeals court
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The constitutionality of the federal health-care overhaul will get a full review in the nations appellate courts before a likely final decision by the Supreme Court. The justices on Monday rejected Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli IIs request for expedited review of the law, and the various challenges filed across the country will take their normal course. The rejection, announced routinely without elaboration or noted dissent, is not surprising. The court rarely takes up issues that have not received a full appellate review. Various challenges to the health-care law championed by the Obama administration and passed by the Democraticcontrolled Congress in 2010 are proceeding rapidly. Hearings are scheduled for next month in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, and two other appellate courts will address the issue in June. Before the justices begin their new term in October, at least four appeals courts should have considered the issue, and it is possible that the cases will arrive before the court in time to be considered during the next term and in the thick of the presidential election. Mondays decision gives no signal about the ultimate resolution of the law. But it did provide an indication that all nine justices will participate in the decision. Conservative critics of the law have suggested that Justice Elena Kagan might have to sit out review of the law because of her role as President Obamas first solicitor general. Kagan told the Senate during her confirmation hearings last summer that she took part in only the most minor of discussions about the health-care law, and none where any substantive discussion of the litigation occurred. Liberal activists have questioned Jus-

tice Clarence Thomass neutrality. In February, 74 House Democrats asked Thomas to recuse himself because of lobbying and conservative political activities on the part of his wife, Virginia Thomas. Cuccinelli, a Republican elected in 2009, has been one of the most vocal opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which has been a major issue in the nations political debate since its passage. He challenged Congresss authority to pass the individual mandate, which requires that nearly all Americans be covered by their employers insurance or buy their own coverage. Cuccinelli told the court that it should short-circuit the usual appeals process because of a palpable consensus in this country that the question of PPACAs constitutionality must be and will be decided in this court. But the Obama administration countered that the individual-mandate requirement does not take effect until 2014, and that the justices would benefit from reviews of the law now underway in the appellate courts. Lawsuits challenging the act have been filed across the country, and the results so far have fit a partisan pattern: Democratic-appointed judges have upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate, and Republican-appointed judges have struck it down. Virginia has one of each: a decision in support of the act in the eastern district, and against it in the western district. The appeals court in Richmond will consider both in its hearing May 10. Responding to the Supreme Courts decision, Cuccinelli said in a statement that the action was disappointing but not surprising, given the rarity of expedited cases. We asked the United States Supreme Court for expedited review of our lawsuit because Virginia and other states are already spending huge sums to implement their portions of the health-care act, businesses are already making decisions about whether to cut or keep employee health plans, and citizens are in limbo until the Supreme Court rules, he said. Asking the court to expedite our lawsuit was about removing this crippling and costly uncertainty as quickly as possible. The case is Virginia v. Sebelius.
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NEW YORK: Jean Pierre and Datrice Armstrong, center, leave a funeral home in Spring Valley. Armstrongs daughter,

LaShanda Armstrong, and three of Pierres children died when LaShanda Armstrong drove into the Hudson River on April 12.
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Harvard Law School subject of rights probe


Harvard Law School is under federal investigation after a Boston lawyer filed a discrimination complaint regarding the schools response to rape and harassment of women. Harvard Law Schools policies for investigating such cases do not meet federal standards for timeliness and clarity, Wendy Murphy, an adjunct professor at the New England School of Law who filed the complaint, said in a telephone interview Monday. As a result, Harvards law school in Cambridge, Mass., has been under investigation by the Department of Educations Office of Civil Rights since December, she said. The violations at Harvard can be found at schools across the country, said Murphy, who took similar action against Princeton and the University of Virginia. She contacted the Education Department in September after Harvard hired

her to address an issue related to Title IX, the 1972 federal law that bans discrimination against women on campus, she said. Harvard takes sexual assault seriously and is assisting the federal investigation, said Robb London, a spokesman for the law school.
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Four Pakistanis charged in 2008 terrorist attacks


Prosecutors charged four Pakistani men Monday in connection with the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, that killed 166 people, although none of the defendants is in U.S. custody. A second superseding indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago adds Sajid Mir, Abu Qahafa, Mazhar Iqbal and a fourth defendant known as Major Iqbal to a case that already included an American businessman and two others with alleged ties to the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (Army of the Pure). The new defendants were charged with aiding and abetting the murder of U.S. citizens in India and providing material support to Lashkar.
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Morris Brown College works out debt deal


Morris Brown College is expected to settle nearly $10 million in debt for pennies on the dollar in an agreement pending with the U.S. Department of Education, according to a letter obtained by the Associated Press. In the April 7 letter, the Education Department said it will forgive more than $9.4 million in debt, provided Morris Brown pays the remaining $500,000. The deal would help the historically African American institution overcome a

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Guantanamo documents revive debate about risks posed by detainees


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A treasure trove of newly disclosed documents about detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has revived familiar questions: Were too many innocent men incarcerated there over the past decade? Or did U.S. officials ultimately free too many dangerous detainees? Advocates on both sides of the debate have new evidence to cite in the documents, obtained by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, which say how the current and former detainees were classified by U.S. investigators. Some initially considered dangerous were freed after spending years in the facility; others, released because they appeared harmless, later returned to battlefields in Afghanistan, Iraq, Paki-

More WikiLeaks disclosures


A report on intelligence assessments of nearly every one of the 779 people who have been held at Guantanamo Bay is part of ongoing coverage of WikiLeaks disclosures including photo galleries and graphics at washingtonpost. com/world.

stan and elsewhere. The documents whose overall thrust is consistent with years of reporting on Guantanamo but offer new details did not shake partisans from long-held positions. These documents are remarkable because they show just how questionable the governments

basis has been for detaining hundreds of people, in some cases indefinitely, at Guantanamo, said Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLUs National Security Project. The one-sided assessments are rife with uncorroborated evidence, information obtained through torture, speculation, errors and allegations that have been proven false. The Washington-based National Security Network issued a statement saying that the documents illustrate a relatively low rate of recidivism among released detainees. The Center for Constitutional Rights said the documents provide more public detail on the many innocent men at Guantanamo, many of whom remained and remain there long after the government knew they were innocent. My sense is, each side will pick

out evidence to support their side of the story, said John B. Bellinger III, who served as legal adviser for the National Security Council and then the State Department during the George W. Bush administration. You are already beginning to see those in favor of closing Guantanamo pointing to evidence to show people were improperly detained. And those who insist Guantanamo should stay open . . . are pointing out how dangerous all the people were whove been released. But release of the material might ultimately move the Guantanamo debate beyond the rhetoric, Bellinger said. Finally, years later, we have a better snapshot of the people who are actually there, so frankly, the world can judge, he said. Obama administration officials continued to object to the

documents disclosure, as they had to previous installments of the WikiLeaks stockpile. White House spokesman Jay Carney said that it was something the administration would condemn in the strongest possible terms and that the White House was working towards the ultimate closure of the detention facility, although President Obama has made no progress toward that goal in two years in office. Carney cautioned against taking the documents readings of current detainees too literally after so many years had passed. The documents span two administrations, from 2002 to 2009. A detainee assessment brief in 2006 may or may not be reflective of the administration or the governments view of that particular detainee in 2011, Carney said.
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Holder says hes not going anywhere


Embattled attorney general defends tenure, lays out priorities
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THE TAKE

Barbours exit highlights GOPs difficulties in mounting a 2012 challenge to Obama


the take from A1 grew out of his conclusion that he lacked the necessary fire in the belly. But friends of Barbour, speaking on the condition of anonymity to share insight about his decision, said he had come to the conclusion that Republicans can win only if they are totally focused on serious issues and not distracted by some of the side issues, such as Obamas birthplace, that have arisen in the early going. Barbours decision may reflect what some Democratic strategists were saying privately: that, for all his political smarts, he would fizzle as a presidential candidate. After all, he carried significant baggage. He was a lobbyist for tobacco companies and other interests and had stumbled on racial issues over the past six months. The announcement will put new pressure on some fence-sitters to jump into the race. That pressure will fall most heavily on Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who has been considering a run for more than a year and is planning to decide in May. Daniels and Barbour are longtime friends and allies Daniels said recently that if he didnt run he might well endorse Barbour and many Republicans assumed that it was unlikely that both would end up in the race. A close adviser to Daniels said Monday that on the margins, it makes it more likely he will run. But the Indiana governor has been beset by doubts and by what friends say is opposition within his family. He issued a statement praising Barbour as a leader of the party but offered no hint as to his own thinking. Two candidates former govSome possible candidates could be affected by Barbours decision. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who is at the top of many national polls of Republicans but who has been putting off a decision until later in the summer, could see the South opening up even more to him with Barbour on the sidelines. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) may go hunting for some of Barbours financial supporters. Meanwhile, Jon Huntsman Jr., who is finishing a stint as U.S. ambassador to China and is weighing a campaign, could get a closer look from establishment Republicans and grass-roots activists as a fresh face. The potential field includes many others who are competing for other parts of the partys coalition and for public attention. That group includes businessman Donald Trump, who has been raising questions about Obamas birthplace; Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a favorite of tea party activists; and former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.), who has solid roots among social and religious conservatives. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), who has a small but passionate following of his own, appears ready to compete again on his libertarian agenda. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin might yet make waves if she shows interest in running in the coming weeks. The field also includes two long shots, businessman Herman Cain and former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer, which means a clogged stage and potential sideshows at the early debates for a party attempting to prove that it is ready to take over the White House again.
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Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbours decision not to run for president will give Republican hopefuls a chance to go after the volunteers and money that would have been his.

ernors Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota will take heart from Barbours decision. Romney, the nominal frontrunner, has more space to try to corral establishment backing.

But there are doubts about his candidacy in some quarters because of his support for a healthcare plan in his state that strongly resembles Obamas health-care law, and because of continuing questions about his authenticity.

Pawlenty, who has feet in the establishment and the conservative grass-roots camps of his party, will look to expand his appeal among both and will quickly reach out to Barbours fundraisers.

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He has been a focus of criticism and a longtime target of congressional Republicans, one of whom recently called for his resignation. But Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. made it clear Monday that hes not going anywhere. In a speech at the Justice Department headquarters in Washington, he defended his two-year tenure and sketched out his priorities going forward, vowing to fight terrorism, violent crime and financial fraud. Without question, the results that weve achieved have been historic, Holder told more than 150 Justice employees in the departments Great Hall. But I am not yet satisfied. Gone was the grim attorney general who abruptly ended a news conference this month after losing his battle to try the accused Sept. 11, 2001, conspirators in federal court. In his place was an upbeat Cabinet member who quoted former attorney general Robert F. Kennedy and described working for the Justice Department as his longtime dream job. Like you, I love this department. And, like you, I am proud not only to serve it, but also to champion its work, he said. In his remarks on the departments priorities and mission, Holder made no mention of the release of classified military documents obtained by the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks. The documents, provided to European and U.S. news outlets, including The Washington Post, are intelligence assessments of nearly every one of the 779 people who have been held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since 2002. Holder was heavily involved in the Obama administrations discussions about inmates there, and he pushed hard to try accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators in federal court in Manhattan. He said such a trial would be the defining event of his tenure. Several weeks ago, however, a visibly frustrated Holder announced that the trial would instead be held before a military commission at Guantanamo Bay. Holders plan for civilian trials drew strong opposition from congressional Republicans, who were joined by Democrats. At least one Holder critic, Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.), called for his resignation over the issue. In his speech, Holder vowed to preserve a role for federal courts in fighting terrorism. Let me be very clear about this, he said. We will continue to rely on our most powerful and most proven tool in bringing terrorists to justice: our federal court system. He also took on critics who have questioned his efforts to revamp the Justice Departments Civil Rights Division, which internal watchdogs say had been politicized under the George W. Bush administration. Conservatives have accused the Obama administration of playing politics of its own by dismissing most of a voter-intimidation lawsuit that Bush officials had filed against members of the New Black Panther Party. In recent months, the Civil Rights Division has come under criticism for suing a small Illinois school district on behalf of a Muslim teacher who wanted three weeks off for a pilgrimage to Mecca. Holder offered nothing but praise. Once again, the Civil Rights Division is open for business and true to its founding principles, he said, adding that the department has filed a record number of civil rights criminal cases over the past two years. Vowing to continue enforcing civil rights and other laws that protect those most in need of our help, Holder concluded by issuing a challenge to the Justice employees sitting before him. This is our time. This is our moment, he said. This is our chance to strengthen the great traditions of this department, to build on its most notable achievements, to honor the contributions of those who have served before us, and to create a world that reflects our aspirations for future generations.
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In Pakistan, a setback for womens rights
Villagers 9-year pursuit of justice reaches high court, but verdict leaves her struggling to provide guidance to others
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P AMELA C ONSTABLE IN LAHORE, PAKISTAN

he amazing thing is that she stayed. For the past nine years, Mukhtar Mai has lived in the same village where she was allegedly dragged into a house, raped and pushed out naked, while 200 higher-caste tribesmen sat in approval nearby and her father was too frightened to save her. Mai stayed in the community through tortuous police and judicial investigations, recounting her humiliation to male officials who doubted her story or were beholden to her alleged attackers and to judges who acquitted most of the 14 men accused in her tribal punishment of revenge rape. She remained in Meerwala, a primitive sugar-growing village in the poorest part of Punjab province, even after she became internationally known as a symbol of womens rights. Showered with awards and prizes, she used the money to build a private school. This week, after a Supreme Court panel ruled Thursday that it did not believe the prosecutions version of what happened to Mai on June 22, 2002, and set all but one of the remaining defendants free, she said she still intends to stay in the village. I have had offers to move to Canada or America, but this is my place and I am needed here, Mai, 42, said in a telephone interview from Meerwala on Saturday. When news of the verdict came, she said, many villagers showed sympathy, but the landlords gave out sweets, a gesture of celebration. Pakistani womens advocates said they feared the ruling will reinforce some of the cruelest traditions relating to women in rural society, where justice is meted out by semiliterate village leaders and the dominant land-owning clans wield more power than the police. One tradition is the system of panchayats or jirgas, in which village leaders settle disputes over women with forced marriages, stonings and other punishments. Another is the tight-knit baraderi or clan structure, which enables stronger tribes in this case the Mastois to abuse weaker ones, such as Mais Gujjar clan, with impunity. The court could have sent a strong message against these parallel justice systems, which we have been struggling so long to change, said Rukshanda Naz of the Aurat Foundation for women in Peshawar. Instead, this will make those elements feel more confident. It shows that the patriarchal mind-set in Pakistan still exists at every level. Pakistans constitution bans violent abuse of women, but social pressure, political influence and community honor are often stronger than the law. Rights groups found 8,548 reported cases of violence against women in 2009, including assault and murder, many committed by relatives or ordered by tribal councils. The groups said far more cases are never reported to any state authority. The unique aspect of Mais experience is that she spoke up. Her long journey through the legal system was a closely watched test case, and observers said the courts rebuff may deepen the silence surrounding the abuse of other rural women. The courts ruling showed a keen understanding of traditional village

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mores, including the extreme sensitivity of premarital chastity. The mere rumor that Mais teenage brother was seen alone in a field with a Mastoi girl sent her clan into a vengeful frenzy. Within 24 hours, clan leaders had ordered Mai to either instantly marry the girls brother (according to the defense) or to be raped by him and his relatives as compensation. He was the only defendant whose prison sentence was upheld. Yet justices in the 2 to 1 majority

decision expressed little sympathy for Mai. They questioned why her family took a week to report the crime and sarcastically dismissed their fear of the alleged mighty Mastois. They questioned how Mai could identify her attackers in the dark and why she gave conflicting accounts of how her clothes were torn off. They suggested that a local Muslim cleric was the mastermind who concocted the plot. In contrast, the judges referred often to the presumed innocence of the

defendants and dismissed the relevance of reports that several had sodomized Mais brother, then 13, and made up the story about the girl. A doctor found that the boy had been sodomized, but the judges in the majority did not believe that he was too ashamed or scared to tell the police. Only the dissenting judge, Nasir ul-Mulk, acknowledged the arrogance and impunity of the landlord clan in that community and what it meant for Mai to take her case to the police. An illiterate woman of rural humble background, he wrote, mustered tremendous courage to stand up against powerful influential culprits to bring them to justice. In the interview, Mai said she feared violence from the freed defendants and noted that their clan has powerful local patrons in the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. But she said she was determined to keep helping girls in her community study, gain confidence and demand their rights. I have so many students and poor women turning to me. I cannot leave them, she said. But Mai also said that the court ruling had left her feeling impotent and at sea. We all hoped that if a woman cannot get justice from the police, maybe she can get it from the courts, Mai said. Now, I dont know where they should turn.
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revealed on Monday that the country has been attacked by a new computer virus apparently aimed at nuclear facilities, an acknowledgment that seemed to suggest a broader campaign by foreign saboteurs to undermine Irans atomic energy program. The new computer worm has been dubbed Stars by the Iranians and described as an espionage virus, although few details were made public. In the same announcement, the military also confirmed continuing problems with an earlier virus, Stuxnet, which began wreaking havoc on Irans main uranium enrichment facility in 2009. The Stars virus has been presented to the laboratory but is still being investigated, said Gholam Reza Jalali, who heads the Passive Defense Organization, which counters sabotage. A report by the group said the new virus mimics government computer files and is difficult to destroy in its early stages. No definite and final conclusions have been reached, Jalali said in a report posted Monday on his organizations Web site, paydarymelli.ir. The statement follows recent official acknowledgments of the damage wrought by Stuxnet, which infected several nuclear facilities and industrial sites and is believed to have destroyed more than a tenth of the centrifuges Iran uses to make enriched uranium. A military official this month blamed U.S. and Israeli spy agencies for planting the computer worm. Officials in both countries have declined to comment on either of the reported cyber attacks. A U.S. official familiar with clandestine operations said the Iranian reports are being monitored. Iran worked frantically last year to replace more than 1,000 Stuxnet-damaged centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment plant, at Natanz, and its scientists said they made significant strides to overcome the setback. Iran also has notified U.N. nuclear officials of plans to install hundreds of more advanced centrifuges that have a dramatically higher production rate and are presumably more resistant to sabotage. YetthereportreleasedMondayacknowledged that Stuxnet is still not under completecontrol.Theseviruseshaveashelflife and can reappear and continue their activity in another form, Jalali said. Some U.S. and European officials and nuclear experts have said that the toll from the cyber attacks may be greater than initially thought. David Albright, a nuclear weapons expert who has analyzed Stuxnet, said that the worm was designed to continue to operate until 2012 and that it could remain dormant in infected systems until activated by remote command.
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Officials arrest head of Commonwealth Games


Indian officials arrested the chief organizer of last years Commonwealth Games and two other officials Monday as part of a corruption investigation into the scandal-plagued competition in New Delhi. India had hoped that the Commonwealth Games would help herald its rise as a superpower, but instead it was deeply embarrassed by corruption allegations, construction delays and cost overruns as the budget ballooned to billions of dollars. Organizing Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, the highest-ranking official arrested in the investigation, has been charged with conspiracy over allegations that he favored a Swiss company in the purchase of equipment for timing and scoring events, Central Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Dharini Mishra said. The bureau alleges that the government was bilked out of the equivalent of $31 million, paid to Swiss Timings for equipment available from another company for much less. The bureau said competition for the contract had been wrongfully restricted in a premeditated and planned manner, with no clear criteria for selecting the winning bids and alleged coercion and threats against those making the final decision.
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Military crews search for bodies of quake victims


Soldiers prodded marshy ground with slender poles and cleared mounds of rubble by hand Monday as 25,000 troops mounted Japans largest search yet for the bodies of nearly 12,000 people missing in last months earthquake and tsunami. The operation was the third intensive military search since the March 11 disaster, which splintered buildings, flattened towns and killed as many as 26,000 people along Japans northeastern coast. With waters receding, officials hope the team, which also includes police, coast guard and U.S. troops, will make significant progress during the two-day operation. By Monday evening, 38 bodies were found, the military said. In the town of Shichigahamamachi, a line of about two dozen Japanese soldiers walked in unison across soggy earth and muddy pools, plunging their poles about two feet into the muck to ensure that they didnt miss any bodies buried below.
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Protesters wounded in Iraqi city: At least 10 people were wounded Monday in clashes between Iraqs security forces and people protesting in the northern city of Mosul against the U.S. troop presence in the country, a medic and witnesses said. The fighting erupted when security forces used water cannons and fired shots in the air to prevent about 3,000 protesters from reaching the citys main square, the witnesses said. Bangladeshi panel clears Nobel laureate in funds transfer: A Bangladeshi government committee has found no irregularities in Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunuss transfer of Norwegian development funds from his Grameen Bank to another venture. Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith says the committee submitted its findings Monday. He did not give further details. UAE detains government opponents: The United Arab Emirates detained five activists, all of whom signed a pro-democracy petition last month, on accusations of opposing the government, the Emirati state news agency said. Political activity is severely restricted in the UAE, an alliance of seven semiautonomous states, each ruled by a hereditary sheik. Hindu holy man mourned: Thousands of mourners in India paid their last respects to Sathya Sai Baba, a Hindu religious leader revered by millions for spiritual and healing powers but dismissed by some as a charlatan who passed off magic tricks as miracles.
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An Irish Republican Army splinter group vowed Monday to oppose next months visit to Ireland by Queen Elizabeth II and to keep killing Northern Ireland police officers particularly those recruited from its own Catholic

heartlands. The queen of England is wanted for war crimes in Ireland and not wanted on Irish soil, a masked Real IRA man told more than 200 supporters rallying in a cemetery in Northern Irelands secondlargest city, Londonderry. The dissidents rally featured seven masked men wearing black berets and military uniforms. Police did not attempt to stop the event and kept watch from a surveillance helicopter.

The man called the queens planned May 17-20 visit the first by a British monarch to the Republic of Ireland unacceptable and pledged that Real IRA members would do our best to ensure she [gets] that message. While Elizabeth frequently visits Northern Ireland, she will be the first British monarch to visit the south of Ireland since 1911.
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In poll, most Egyptians have unfavorable view of U.S.


Population divided over Islamic fundamentalists
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In this video image, a man throws an object at a tank in Daraa. Tanks rolled into Daraa, the cradle of anti-government unrest, and other towns in southern Syria as protesters massed in the streets.

Deadly crackdown in Syria sharpens choice facing Obama


syria from A1 that Assad, who inherited power from his father almost 11 years ago, has lost the legitimacy to rule, as the president declared in the case of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a U.S. ally. We very much see our role in these things as one that is behind what the voices in the region are saying, said one administration official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal thinking. Administration officials say a majority of those taking part in Syrias demonstrations have begun calling for Assads departure, an escalation of the movements initial demand for more civil rights and political freedoms under the existing government. The tipping point may have come in the weekend of violence, giving Obama the popular cover he has sought before calling for regime change in the Arab world. Were not there yet, the administration official said. This will be event-driven. Obamas reluctance is rooted in fear of what might replace Assad, a member of Syrias minority Alawite sect who is running a Sunnimajority country with a prevalent, if repressed, Islamist strain in its society and politics. His secular Baath Party has been viewed by neighbors as a bulwark against Islamic extremism, making his government a linchpin in the volatile region. Many U.S. allies, including Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, are hoping that Assad finds a way to remain in power. Administration officials, meanwhile, have argued that they have few tools available to influence Assads government. The George W. Bush administration imposed stiff financial sanctions against Syria in 2004, squeezing its banking sector. Although its leverage is limited, the Obama administration is considering additional sanctions, including a ban on spare parts for Syrias commercial and private aircraft fleet, according to people who have been briefed on options. Most analysts, however, say the administration must press the European Union, Syrias leading trading partner, to impose sanctions against Assads government, particularly against its small but financially vital oil sector. Anything is more effective when its made multilateral, said a second administration official, who is involved in Middle East policy. This is something that we will definitely be looking into. In addition, the U.N. Human Rights Commission is scheduled to hold a session Tuesday on Syria, and the United States will be pushing the body, known for its sharp criticism of Israel, to condemn

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Assads crackdown. Some analysts question whether Assad, an ophthalmologist by training who nurtures a cosmopolitan, reformist image, is still running the security services or whether his brother, Maher, is directing the crackdown through the special forces he controls. Administration officials say Assad is firmly in charge. Hes calling the shots, there should be no confusion about that, the second official said. They are all working together, but he calls the shots. But, the official added, were keeping a careful eye on signs of the government splintering. Two Syrian legislators have resigned in protest of the governments policy, a public break the administration official called significant. There were reports Monday of divisions within the armed forces in Daraa as some soldiers apparently refused to carry out what appear to be shoot to kill orders. A White House official aware of the situation said the refusal is not really a reflection of divided orders, but of personal feelings of some of the soldiers who do not want to open fire on their own people. The escalating crackdown follows Assads decision last week to lift the decades-old emergency laws, tools the government has used to stifle dissent. Assad has fired the governors of Daraa and Homs and sent security forces into a growing number of towns and cities. As tanks rolled in Daraa and Arwa on Monday, the minister of information in neighboring Jordan said the border had been closed, though Syrian officials denied the assertion. Human rights advocates said

all communications into the costal city of Jableh and within the town have been cut, leaving it isolated and unprotected from the armed gangs associated with the Assad family that witnesses said are patrolling the streets. I think this operation launched by the army and security will go on for a few days, said Wissam Tarif, the executive director of Insan, a human rights organization with a team of activists working throughout Syria. Now they moved to Plan B eliminate the movement and build the wall of fear again. Douma, a suburb of Damascus, remains under siege by security forces, which have raided private homes in the past two days. This is a return to Hama, said one woman, who asked not to be named for security reasons. In 1982, then-President Hafez al-Assad Bashars father ordered the killings of as many as 25,000 people in the central city of Hama during a Muslim Brotherhood uprising against the government. State TV carried images of Assad meeting leaders of religious sects over the weekend in an attempt to portray a sense of unity among the countrys minorities. But the reality on the ground is far different. In Madamiyeh, a town three miles southwest of the capital, at least seven tanks and several more armored personnel carriers have been stationed on the outskirts. Soldiers have set up campsites and are checking passing vehicles. Locals are being strip-searched as they enter the town. Soldiers have been drawn from other regions to decrease the possibility of sympathy growing in the ranks. There is no going back to the way things were now, said a woman here, who works in a pharmacy. We no longer believe what we are being shown on state television, we are not stupid, we know bad things are happening in the country.
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skeptical about the United States and its role in their country, but they are also divided in their attitudes about Islamic fundamentalists, according a poll released Monday by the Pew Global Attitudes Project. Most Egyptians distrust the United States and want to renegotiate their peace treaty with Israel, the poll found. But only 31 percent say they sympathize with fundamentalists, while 30 percent say they sympathize with those who disagree with fundamentalists. An additional 26 percent said they had mixed views. The poll is the first comprehensive look at attitudes of Egyptians since protests forced President Hosni Mubarak to end his almost 30-year reign in February. The numbers reveal a society that overwhelmingly agrees that Mubarak was bad for the country but is divided about what the future should look like. Although 75 percent were positive about the Muslim Brotherhood, which was officially banned under Mubarak and is now the strongest political organization in the country, almost as many 70 percent felt positively about the youth-based April 6 movement begun in 2008 that was mostly secular and was one of the key organizers of the protests. The poll found that 39 percent of Egyptians believe the U.S. response to the upheaval in their country was negative, almost double the 22 percent who said it was positive. But 35 percent said the U.S. impact on what happened in Egypt was neither positive nor negative, suggesting that, to them, the United States might not have had much to do with the situation. The United States initially struggled to adopt the right tone toward the protests, at times sending conflicting messages about how quickly Mubarak, its longtime ally, needed to step down, while consistently saying that the decision was in the hands of Egyptians. Egyptian attitudes toward the United States more generally stayed about the same from 2010 to 2011 with 20 percent holding a favorable opinion of the United States this year, an increase of three percentage points from 2010, and 79 percent holding an unfavorable opinion, a decrease of three percentage points. More Egyptians 64 percent said they had low or no confidence in President Obama than they did last year, up five percentage points. And 54 percent want to annul the peace treaty with Israel, compared with 36 percent who want to maintain it. In a sign of the enduring respect Egyptians have for their military, as well as their gratitude that generals ultimately sided with protesters over Mubarak, those polled were overwhelmingly unified in their support for the head of the transitional military council running the country, Mohammed Hussein Tantawi. Ninety percent held positive views of him, and 88 percent had positive views of the military in general. They were almost as unified in their opposition to Mubarak. Only 13 percent held favorable views of him; 86 percent held unfavorable views. A majority wants Egypts laws to strictly follow the Koran 62 percent and even among those who disagree with Islamic fundamentalists, the number drops

only to 47 percent. The April 6 youth organizers have struggled to determine how best to translate their successes into influence in the political future of the country. The Muslim Brotherhood, on the other hand, benefits from a preexisting political organization in a country that has few of them. New political parties seem to be announced every week, and the likely outcomes of the September parliamentary and November presidential elections are unclear. That might be why only 41 percent of those surveyed felt that free and fair elections were very likely, as compared with 59 percent who thought they were only somewhat likely or unlikely. Support for individual political parties is very divided, and 21 percent said they did not know which party should lead the next government. Of the current presidential candidates, Amr Moussa, the secretary general of the Arab League and a foreign minister under

Mubarak, is the favorite, commanding an 89 percent favorable rating. Ayman Nour, an opposition politician, was second among the candidates named, with 70 percent viewing him favorably. Mohamed ElBaradei, the former leader of the International Atomic Energy Agency, who is a well-known face in the West but is regarded as an outsider by many in Egypt, had a 57 percent favorable rating. The pollsters conducted faceto-face interviews with 1,000 Egyptians across the country over two weeks at the end of March and the beginning of April, and the survey has a margin of error of four percentage points. The poll concluded before the military killed at least two protesters in Cairos Tahrir Square and before Mubarak, his two sons and several of his associates were taken into custody for questioning about their roles in corruption and in the deaths of protesters in January and February.
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More protesters slain in Yemen as exit plan is weighed


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shot dead three anti-government demonstrators on Monday while opposition politicians debated whether to cooperate with a plan by Persian Gulf states for the veteran autocrat to step aside. An opposition source told Reuters that the opposition had agreed to a proposal by foreign ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in exchange for immunity from prosecution for himself, his family and aides. But many protesters, who want Saleh prosecuted over a crack-

down in which more than 125 demonstrators have died, remain unconvinced by the proposed deal and have called for more protests. The mostly young protesters, who include large cross-sections of Yemeni society from tribesmen to northern Shiite rebels and southern separatists, have expressed fears that Salehs inner circle could slow or stop his departure. The risk of Yemen, the poorest Arab state long on the brink of collapse, descending further into bloodshed is a major worry for Saudi Arabia and the United States, which fear that an active al-Qaeda wing could strengthen

its foothold in the Arabian Peninsula. Witnesses said security forces opened fire to stop protesters marching through the city of Taiz, south of the capital. They were trying to join a pro-democracy rally that would take them past a palace belonging to Saleh. There were thousands in a march who came from outside Taiz, but the police, army and gunmen in civilian clothes confronted them, opening fire with bullets and tear gas, said Jamil Abdullah, a protest organizer. They opened fire heavily from every direction. A woman watching the clash from her balcony was shot dead,

and medical sources said 25 others were shot and wounded in the town, scene of some of Yemens largest anti-Saleh rallies. Western and gulf Arab allies of Yemen have tried to mediate a solution to a three-month-old crisis in which protesters inspired by revolts against autocratic rule in Egypt and Tunisia have sought Salehs ouster. Saleh, seeing political allies desert him en masse, agreed in principle to the proposal by the gulf council foreign ministers. But the plan, yet to be formally accepted, would allow Saleh to stay in power for an additional 30 days before stepping down.

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A child participates in a rally organized outside the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, to demand that President Ali Abdullah Saleh leave office.

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officials said had contained offices and a library used by Gaddafi. Its roof had caved in, and many of its walls had collapsed. Shattered masonry, twisted metal and other debris were strewn over a large area. An adjacent building, where Gaddafi had met South African President Jacob Zuma and a

delegation of four other African presidents looking to broker a peace deal this month, was also badly damaged, with ruined chandeliers, furniture and picture frames spread amid the rubble. It appeared doubtful that Gaddafi would have frequented such an obvious target, given the

threat from NATO warplanes. In any case, he is thought to have built an underground complex at his residence. He has rarely been seen in public since coalition airstrikes began March 19, two days after a U.N. Security Council resolution authorized military intervention in Libya to protect civilians.

Ibrahim said Gaddafi was working as usual from a safe place in Tripoli and was very healthy and in high spirits. NATO has been regularly aiming for the governments command and control facilities in recent weeks, as part of what it describes as a campaign to steadily and deliberately degrade

the ability of the Gaddafi regime to launch and sustain attacks against his own people.
denyers@washpost.com Staff writers Leila Fadel in Benghazi, Libya, and Mary Beth Sheridan and Joby Warrick in Washington contributed to this report.

Gaddafis government accused NATO on Monday of trying to assassinate him after coalition forces fired at least two large guided missiles at a sprawling complex in the capital where the Libyan leader lives, destroying offices and a library he uses. In a statement, the NATO alliance described the attack, which occurred in the early hours of Monday, as a precision strike on a communications headquarters that was used to coordinate attacks against civilians. Libyan officials said it was an attempt to assassinate Gaddafi. We are regarding it as an attempt to assassinate the leader and unifying figure of this country and other political leaders of this country, government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said at a news conference in front of the ruined buildings, describing it as an act worthy of the mafia, of gangs, but not of governments. The Obama administration denied that the strike in central Tripoli was intended to kill Gaddafi. White House spokesman Jay Carney, when asked about the airstrike, said it was not U.S. policy to bring regime change in Libya. The goal of the mission is clear: protect the civilian population, enforce the no-fly zone, enforce the arms embargo, Carney told reporters in Washington. Although it is up to NATO to select targets for airstrikes, he said, it is certainly not the policy of the coalition, of this administration, to decapitate, if you will, or to effect regime change in Libya by force. About 130 miles east of the Libyan capital, the rebel-held port city of Misurata came under heavy shelling Monday for the third day in a row from loyalist forces camped out on the southern and southwestern outskirts, said Mohammed Ali, a rebel spokesman. By 5 p.m. local time, he said, at least 12 people had been killed and more than 22 injured in the latest barrages, which began overnight. Gaddafis forces have intensified their shelling and rocketing of Misurata in the three days since the government said it was lifting the siege. As a result, the death toll has been climbing at a rate that is among the highest since the battle for Misurata began two months ago. Meanwhile, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced that his country will take part in airstrikes on Libya to help strengthen the mission of protecting civilians. Italy had said earlier that it would not participate in the bombing, although it has provided other support. Also Monday, U.S. officials said that the first shipment of food aid from U.S. farms bound for Libya arrived in Alexandria, Egypt. Officials said the U.N. World Food Program will store the supplies inside and outside Libya for use if the situation deteriorates. The NATO attack in Tripoli was the second such strike on the Bab al-Aziziyah complex since Western powers began a campaign of airstrikes last month. It came hours after Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said that NATO should cut the head of the snake off and that Gaddafi and his entourage should wake up every day wondering, Will this be my last? The complex, which is part residence for Gaddafi, part government offices and part military base, is also the scene of nightly celebrations by hundreds of civilians offering themselves as human shields to protect the Libyan leader against NATO. Security and fire department officials at the scene said no one had been badly hurt, but Ibrahim said three people were killed and 45 injured, 15 critically, all of them officials and civilians. Reporters in Tripoli first heard two huge explosions and saw a red flash in the direction of Gaddafis compound. There was also a third, smaller explosion, which officials said was an attack on a state television broadcasting facility, after which the signals from all three of its channels went down briefly. Later, reporters were taken to the scene of the main attack and shown a destroyed building that

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More Americans dont like his management of the conflict, poll finds
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More Americans disapprove of President Obamas management of the war in Afghanistan than support it, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, a finding that reflects the publics broader concern over the course of the nearly decade-old conflict. Americans have given Obama wide leeway in escalating the conflict in Afghanistan, which as a presidential candidate he called the war we have to win. That latitude is changing and fairly quickly as the longer-running of the two wars he inherited approaches the 10-year mark. In the Post-ABC News survey released Monday, 49 percent of respondents said they disapprove of Obamas management of the war and 44 percent voiced approval. The disapproval mark is the highest on record in Post-ABC News polling. Overall, the figures have essentially flipped since January, the last time the poll asked the question. In that survey, 49 percent approved of Obamas handling of the Afghanistan war and 41 percent disapproved. The change in public opinion comes at the start of the annual

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U.S. troops pass through an opium poppy field in a village in Helmand province during a patrol. In a new poll, 49 percent of respondents said they disapprove of President Obamas handling of the Afghan war.

fighting season in Afghanistan, a period that U.S. commanders have warned will probably be more intense than previous ones as the Taliban seeks to retake ground lost to U.S. forces over the past year. After a months-long strategy review in fall 2009, Obama announced that he would send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan in hopes of changing the course of the war. He also set July 2011 as the date he would begin pulling out those forces, putting U.S. commanders and Afghan

leaders under pressure to show progress over that time. In recent months, U.S. military officials have described battlefield achievements against the Taliban, including in some of its traditional strongholds. But they have also warned that the gains remain fragile and reversible. There are about 100,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, twice the number in Iraq. On Monday, Obama met with his senior national security team at the White House for a monthly

assessment session, as the debate over how quickly to begin withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan this summer and how many to pull out gains momentum. But at a time of rising concern at home about the national fiscal health, the American public is clearly tired of the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, according to the Post-ABC News poll. Last month, the survey revealed that nearly two-thirds of Americans think the war is no longer worth fighting, the highest num-

ber recorded in response to that question. The steadily waning support for the war and Obamas stewardship of it might have political implications as the president fights for reelection. The poll released Monday showed that a majority of selfidentified independents 53 percent disapprove of Obamas handling of the war. Independents were an essential part of the coalition that elected him in 2008, and the White House has been seeking to win back those voters as 2012 nears. The last time the Post-ABC News poll recorded such high dissatisfaction among independents over Obamas management of the Afghanistan war was in November 2009, the month before he announced his new surge strategy. Partisan lines are also deeply drawn over the issue. Although half of the Republican respondents in last months poll said the war remains worth fighting, nearly 70 percent of Republicans in the latest survey said they disapprove of Obamas handling of it. Among Democratic respondents, 30 percent disapproved. The telephone poll was conducted April 14 to 17 among a random national sample of 1,001 adults. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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Potential for fraud in Afghan police pay


Inspector general finds lax recordkeeping on personnel
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U.S. auditors have found that the Afghan government cannot determine how many people work for its national police force, whose payroll is primarily funded by the United States and other international donors, making it difficult to determine whether the money is being properly spent. Despite improvements, lax recordkeeping opens potential for fraud, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a statement accompanying an audit released Monday. Building up the Afghan National Police is a key element in the U.S. strategy for bringing stability to the country. The audit found a 10 percent difference in records and databases maintained by the Ministry of Interior, which runs the police. The various recordkeeping systems showed that as of Sept. 30, 2010, the size of the force ranged from 111,774 to 125,218 personnel. The Ministry of Interior can-

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afghanistan from A1 in Kabul. The security breaches have raised concerns about the Afghan governments ability to protect itself from insurgents as U.S. and NATO forces begin to withdraw. This clearly shows the weakness of the government and the security forces, and if this doesnt change, the prison breaks will happen again and again, said Agha Lalai Dastageri, a member of the provincial council in Kandahar. The jailbreak occurred just as the traditional fighting season gets underway in Afghanistan, and in a part of the country where the U.S. military has focused its efforts. The Taliban movement began in southern Afghanistan, and over the past year, U.S. forces have pushed the group out of several areas where it had established dominance earlier in the war. Although U.S. and Afghan troops have made progress in the south, most of the violence they face continues in Kandahar and Helmand. The escaped prisoners probably included members of the Taliban. Inmates in Sarposa are generally those detained by Afghan security forces but can include senior insurgents. A U.S. military spokesman in Kabul referred questions about the jailbreak to Afghan authorities, who are responsible for the prison. The prison break occurred before dawn Monday, but work on the tunnel had been going on for months, said Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. There were conflicting reports on the tunnels length: The Taliban said it was about 1,200 feet long; Gen. Ghulam Dastagir Mayar, the prison warden, said it ran about 4,000 feet from the southwestern corner of the complex. The tunnelers reached the surface inside the political wing of the prison and ushered out the detainees before dawn. Mayar said the security guards were not asleep, but he blamed the breach on an undermanned staff. We cannot put security guards in every room, he said. A second branch of the tunnel went to another part of the prison, but Afghan authorities found it and were able to prevent an exodus from that section, Kandahar governor Tooryalai Wesa told reporters. When authorities followed the tunnel, they arrived at a house where they found explosives, an Afghan army commander said at the news conference. Wesa said that 24 of the 480 escaped prisoners had been recaptured alive and that two had been killed. If more were found, he said, identifying them would be easier because the prisoners had been registered in a biometric database. During recent visits by The Washington Post to the prison complex, U.S. military officials said they had not completed the biometric registry of all prisoners.

That means you can have ghost employees. It means you can have AWOL employees.
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Gen. Ghulam Dastagir Mayar, warden of the Sarposa prison in Kandahar, points to the tunnel that the Taliban dug to free about 480 inmates.

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American troops have spent months trying to improve the physical security and the judicial proceedings at Sarposa. During the June 2008 attack, a car bomb exploded along the perimeter wall, killing several people and allowing an exodus from the prison. The hole in the wall has been patched, and layers of barriers were constructed. Since the fall, workers have have been building a rule of law complex adjacent to the prison, intended as a gathering place for prosecutors and judges to conduct investigations and

trials. The goal has been to establish a secure environment for Afghanistans fledgling legal system to take root and provide a legitimate alternative to the swift, if brutal, form of justice meted out by the Taliban. The U.S. militarys Task Force 435, which oversees detainee issues, has two advisers at the site, along with about 40 American troops from a military police battalion. The State Departments Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has been planning to fund 45

advisers to work at the prison compound. When completed, the complex, sometimes referred to as a judicial green zone, would have dorm rooms for guards, so they do not have to risk sleeping at home. There are also plans to rehabilitate the prison facilities and begin vocational training classes. On a tour of construction at the prison in February, Lt. Col. John Voorhees, the battalion commander, said, Were trying to make the government the best alternative, in the right way.

This is the future, he said. Under Mayar, the prison director, authorities have sought to find contraband such as cellphones that insurgents have used to plan attacks in the past. Afghan officials said they did not know whether the prisoners had been able to coordinate the Monday escape with those outside or whether any prison guards were complicit.
partlowj@washpost.com Hamdard is a special correspondent. Staff writer Rajiv Chandrasekaran in Washington contributed to this report.

not accurately determine the actual number of personnel that work for ANP because it has been unable to reconcile its personnel records with ANP personnel available for work, the report said. The report noted that the ministry is making progress toward automating its processes but that this continued to be an assessment challenge. At present, the ministry uses four ways of tracking ANP personnel: paper records on personnel as assigned; manual monthly tabulations of authorized personnel; and two U.S.-funded systems, one for ANP identification cards and another that records biometric data such as fingerprints. Herbert Richardson, the acting head of SIGAR, told the Commission on Wartime Contracting on Monday that without a single centralized system at the Afghan Ministry of Interior, there has been no way to guarantee where payroll money is going. That means you can have ghost employees. It means you can have AWOL employees. It means you can have individuals who are under multiple names collecting paychecks, and theres no way to account for it, Richardson said. Because the Afghan government cannot pay the ANP salaries, the United States and other governments have provided $1.5 billion since 2002 to a trust fund administered by the United Nations Development Program, which pays the salaries. Of that amount, the United States has supplied $545 million. Mondays SIGAR audit dealt only with the trust fund salary payments and not with the roughly $9 billion that the United States has spent for training, equipping and housing the ANP over that period of time. Overall, the United States has spent more than $29 billion on the Afghan National Security Forces, with the major share going to the army and one-third to the ANP. At the contracting commission hearing, Richardson also discussed the uncertainty over the Afghan governments ability to maintain more than 800 facilities for the Afghan army and ANP that are being built with $11.4 billion in U.S. funds. Afghan officials agreed on the need for a long-term operation and maintenance plan, Richardson said, and their solution was to ask for more resources, which is fine, but they probably wont get them.
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schaefer from A1 when many major U.S. cities were collapsing into physical and social decay, but also because he was a politician who never seemed to stray from the neighborhoods and people he first represented as a city councilman in the 1950s. It was still white people up here when my parents moved in, said Melody Sayre, a bus coach driver who lives a few doors down from the old Schaefer house in a neighborhood that is now almost entirely black. Schaefer would come by to talk to my mom about the issues, and I looked at him as a role model, a father figure. He was a down-home, good person. He would get on you about not keeping your property up, but you knew he was for the right things. Even now, I tell the youngsters to keep their pants up they know I expect that, and they respect it. Sayre, Deadwyler and 300 of their neighbors crowded onto the narrow sidewalks just after 3 p.m. to watch as a long procession of city and state police vehicles led the honor guard for Schaefers hearse. The motorcade halted in front of Deadwylers house, the tours first stop, and a delegation of the mayors friends stepped out to greet people. There are no more politicians like him, said Deadwyler, 51, who admires the way Schaefer and his mother kept up the hardwood floors in the slender four-bedroom rowhouse they passed on to her. Everybodys out for their own now. But Schaefer built things I go down there to the harbor, and I love the water taxi, the duck bus, all that. Makes me proud. Thanks for bringing him home, Margaret Bracy, 74, called out to Schaefers friends and colleagues as they shook hands and traded hugs with her neighbors. Bracy lived one block up from Schaefer, and her two boys delivered the newspaper to his home and cut his grass. He was honest, and he spoke his mind. A lot of people dont like for you to be outspoken, but we appreciated it from him because we knew he was honest. From the Inner Harbor to Baltimores baseball and football stadiums to Lexington Market institutions that Schaefer either got built or saved from the wrecking ball residents and visitors gathered to say goodbye to the irascible, impatient leader who transformed their city as mayor from 1971 to 1987. He later kept Baltimore the focus of the states attention and spending as governor from 1987 to 1995, even as the Washington suburbs surpassed the city as Marylands most populous region. In the Washington area, Schaefer was known mainly as an eccentric, a governor given to funny hats, mocking faces and brutally honest cracks. In the constellation of colorful rogues who dominated the regions news in the 80s and 90s, he was the lesser star beside Washingtons Marion Barry and Virginias Doug Wilder. In those years, Schaefer could win over Marylanders in Montgomery and Prince Georges counties with a single but hefty dose of his Do It NOW politics, ordering a road construction blitz that cut the maddening summertime drive to the Eastern Shore beaches by an hour or more. But in Baltimore, the four-term mayor and two-time governor was something completely different, an idealized, idolized reflection of the citys self-image as a gritty, fun-loving, blue-collar town that had more than its share of troubles but somehow managed to do big things. Schaefer was, said Gov. Martin OMalley (D), a man who was always impatient with excuses but had all the time in the world for a citizen who needed help. One of those citizens, Juanita Cage Lewis, who works as a customer service manager at the state Department of Housing and Community Development, made it her business to be first in the queue of about 75 mourners who waited for Schaefers motorcade early Monday in Annapolis, where the late governor lay in state at the State House before the tour through Baltimore. Cage Lewis was working in Annapolis in 1994, toward the end of Schaefers tenure as governor, when she received word that her mother was undergoing major surgery in Cumberland, more than 150 miles to the west. With a major blizzard on the way and her mothers life very much at stake, Cage Lewis needed help. She told her department head about her problem, and very soon thereafter, she got a call from the governor himself.

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Bishop Denis Madden, above, blesses the coffin of William Donald Schaefer as the funeral procession passes in Baltimore. A basilica is reflected in the hearses window.

Schaefer, who served four terms as mayor, lies in state at City Hall. The former two-term governor was transported to Baltimore after lying in state at the State House in Annapolis. Colleen Hopkins of Baltimore becomes emotional as the funeral procession stops at Schaefers childhood home.

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He says, Little girl, were going to get you home, recalled Cage Lewis, 62. A state trooper arrived to drive her to the hospital. Cage Lewiss mother lived another year. When she died, Schaefer sent a personal note. On Monday, Cage Lewis returned the tribute. Im here on behalf of my family to pay my respects, she said. In Annapolis, OMalley and four former governors Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), Parris N. Glendening (D), Harry Hughes (D) and Marvin Mandel (D) greeted Schaefers coffin, which was draped with an American flag. The Baltimore Ravens marching band welcomed the hearse at City Hall, and at Harborplace, restaurant and shop workers gathered to pay their respects. But at every stop throughout the day, ordinary people far outnumbered officials. This place was nothing, said Doris Korb, who worked in a downtown office in the 1970s, when the citys waterfront was a collection of grungy and abandoned docks. He made it fun to be here. At Lexington Market, one of six old-school produce and meat markets that survive in Baltimore in good part because Schaefer insisted that old-fashioned marketplaces were essential to maintaining strong neighborhoods, shopkeepers still have galleries of

photos of their mayors visits. He came to shop every week, and he told his police to wait two blocks away, said Fannie Houvardas, who has worked for 30 years making and selling cakes at the Bergers bakery stand. He came to listen and to buy the shops legendary Berger chocolate iced cookies and poundcake. One day soon after Houvardas had brought her mother over from Greece to live in Baltimore, Schaefer came upon the new arrival as she sold honey balls at the market. Who is that? the mayor asked. My mom, Houvardas said proudly, and she proceeded to tell the mayor that her mother was thrilled to be in America but needed health insurance. The next day, he sent a Greek guy over to my house and get her insurance. The next day! Thats what kind of man he was. Somebody to remember. Bill Devine, who with his wife, Nancy, has run Faidley Seafood in the market since 1967, keeps dozens of Schaefer photos on display the mayor with Ethel Kennedy, with Walter Mondale, with the shops workers. As the procession passed by Monday, Devine stepped outside to ring the bell that used to signal the opening of Lexington Market each morning. He didnt cotton to mediocrity, Devine said of the mayor. These days, people are fed up with politicians because you cant get a straight answer from them. Schaefer listened. He had what he called think tanks. They would invite different people always different people from different social strata, different groups to somebodys house for din-din,

The funeral procession stops at Schaefers childhood home on Edgewood Street in Baltimore. There are no more politicians like him, says Paula Deadwyler, who now lives in the home.

and each table would get a subject and theyd have to beat that subject to death. Could be schools, crime, taxes, whatever. And then William Donald would get up and go table by table and ask: Okay, what did you say? What did you decide? And thats how hed learn what decisions to make. The city was his family, Nancy Faidley Devine said. He dedicated his life to it, and in return, the city kept him living. Schaefer, who never married and had no children (though he was close for decades with Hilda Mae Snoops, who served as his official hostess in Annapolis and died in 1999), could be downright derisive of much of the rest of Maryland. He famously dismissed the Eastern Shore with a foul epithet

that brought angry demonstrators to his doorstep. In later years, when reminded that the D.C. suburbs had become the states largest population center, Schaefer responded by sticking out his tongue and holding his nose. But at home in Baltimore, he became a symbol of a time when politics was a path to progress, not a dirty word. On Edgewood Street, when his hearse pulled up at the old house, adults brought their children into the street and asked whether the boys and girls could touch the window that separated them from the coffin. Sure, said the man from the funeral home, and so they did, one by one, the grandmothers and the little ones, light, graceful touches of farewell and friendship.

He gave me my first job, Bracy said. It was a cleaning position at the courthouse. It was 1969. You had to know people in the city to get into the system, and he got me in. I stayed till I retired from the City Hospital. Up on the porch of 620, Paula Deadwyler, who had gotten her black funeral dress out for the occasion, beamed with pride as the officials admired her flowers. The men from the city would be back in a couple of hours to collect the flag and flagpole. But I hope I get to keep the violets, she said. I think Mr. Schaefer would have let me keep the violets.
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The city was his family. He dedicated his life to it, and in return, the city kept him living.
Nancy Faidley Devine, of Faidley Seafood in Baltimores Lexington Market.

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Gas prices curb drivers habits


APPROVAL OF OBAMA DIPS
Cost of gallon of fuel up 81 cents since Jan. 1
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New-home sales up, but pace is still lagging


More people bought new homes in March, giving the battered industry a small lift after the worst winter for sales in almost half a century. New-home sales rose 11 percent last month from February, to a seasonally adjusted rate of 300,000 homes, the Commerce Department said. That follows three straight monthly declines. Still, the pace remains far below the 700,000 homes a year that economists view as healthy. Sales of new homes fell last year for the fifth consecutive year, and the market is showing no signs of rebounding. Economists say it could take years for sales to return to a healthy pace. The median price of a new home rose nearly 3 percent from February, to $213,800. New-home prices are about 34 percent higher than the median price for resales. Thats more than twice the markup in healthy housing markets. Builders are struggling to compete with a record number of foreclosures, which have forced down the price of resales and made them more of a bargain. The disparity has dragged on the economy. New homes represent a fraction of sales, but they have an

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Soaring gasoline prices are biting into household incomes and nibbling at Americans fuel consumption and support for President Obama, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. About six in 10 respondents said they had cut back on driving because of rising fuel prices, and seven in 10 said that high pump prices are causing financial hardship. Obama, like previous presidents in times of high oil prices, is taking a hit. Only 39 percent of those who call gas prices a serious financial hardship approve of the way he is doing his job, and 33 percent of them say hes doing a good job on the economy. The Energy Information Administration said Monday that gas prices climbed last week to $3.88 a gallon, up 81 cents since the start of the year. That is the highest pump price since August 2008, before the financial meltdown. Evidence of motorists hardships is littering the roads. AAA says the number of motorists running out of gas has been surging. John Townsend, a spokesman for the automobile association, said that cash-strapped members are pushing the envelope and that emergency gas deliveries to stranded members jumped nationwide, including by 40 percent in the District. That sort of hardship could slow Obamas reelection campaign. The Post-ABC poll shows that 60 percent of independents who say theyve been hit hard by surging gas prices also say they definitely wont support Obama in his bid for reelection. In a hypothetical matchup with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the top GOP performer in the Post-ABC poll, Romney wins by 24 points among the independents who have taken a severe financial hit because of gas prices, and the president is up 7 percentage points among other independents. At a fundraiser in Southern California last week, where pump prices are the highest in the country, Obama acknowledged the political peril of high gas prices. He said, My poll numbers go up and down depending on the latest crisis, and right now gas prices are weighing heavily on people. He tried to show that he feels motorists pain. I admit, Secret Service doesnt let me fill up the pump anymore, he said. But it hasnt been that long since I did. The poll also shows the stubborn nature of gasoline consumption and the difficulty of weaning

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the country off its dependence on imported oil. About a quarter of all Americans say they would not alter their driving habits until prices, which are about $1 a gallon higher than a year ago, climb an additional $1.10 or to more than $5. Although gasoline prices are just a quarter of a dollar short of their all-time record of $4.11 for a gallon of regular set in July 2008, the Energy Information Administration forecast this month that gas consumption would average about 9.3 million barrels a day over the peak summer driving season, a 0.5 percent increase over last summer. Population growth and a recovering economy contribute to gasoline consumption growth, the EIA said, adding that high gas

prices and better fuel efficiency standards would dampen demand. Consumption of diesel fuel is expected to climb 2.3 percent because of higher industrial output and trade. I think the evidence is strong that people are not very price responsive and that there are no magic thresholds where the effect changes suddenly, said Severin Borenstein, a professor at the University of California Berkeley business school and director of the California Energy Institute. In 2008 when prices last spiked, motorists carpooled, households drove the more efficient of their cars when a choice was possible, and many people opted for public transportation. But the impact was slight. Borenstein says the drop in

consumption was 3 to 4 percentage points. Thats a pretty small demand response when the price of gasoline nearly doubles, he said. Moreover, he said, this was happening in context of a giant recession, so there were income effects as well. Christopher Knittel, a professor of applied economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that consumers are less responsive today than in the past, especially when compared to the 1970s. With the growth of families with two income earners and other social changes, motorists are less likely to regard their day-to-day driving as discretionary. But, Knittel said, if prices continue to be high, they start to change what cars they buy, and manufacturers start to change the cars they offer. So it really depends on the time frame. Knittel said that the increase in gasoline prices is partly a result of the recovering economy. One of the reasons gas prices are high is that we are coming out of the recession, he said. So its sort of bittersweet. The economy is getting strong, but its hurting our pocketbook. That could circle around and undercut the recovery. Peter Morici, a professor at the University of Marylands business school, estimates that the spike in gas prices since September translates into a 5 percent cut in discretionary income and that Americans will be eating fewer restaurant meals, wearing fewer new clothes, curtailing summer vacation plans, and postponing furniture purchases and home improvements. In the Post-ABC poll, 12 percent of people who consider gas prices a financial hardship said they had slashed spending elsewhere. The telephone poll was conducted April 14 to 17 among a random national sample of 1,001 adults. The margin of sampling error is 3.5 percentage points.
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outsized impact on the broader economy. Each new home creates an average of three jobs for a year and $90,000 in taxes, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Many builders are waiting for the glut of foreclosures and other distressed properties to be cleared before stepping up construction. But with 1.2 million foreclosures forecast this year nationwide, according to foreclosure tracker RealtyTrac, a turnaround isnt expected for years.
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EARNINGS

Netflix profit soars, but outlook disappoints


Netflix attracted 3.6 million more customers to its video subscription service in the first quarter, the biggest growth spurt yet in a prosperous run that has established the company as a Hollywood power broker and Wall Street darling. The results topped forecasts, but management offered a cautious outlook that included a second-quarter earnings projection below analyst estimates. Netflixs first-quarter earnings nearly doubled to $60.2 million, or $1.11 per share, during the first quarter, up from $32.3 million, or 59 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. Revenue rose 46 percent to $719 million, about $13 million above estimates. The company ended March with 23.6 million subscribers in the United States and Canada, up from 20 million in 2010. The first-quarter surge left Netflix with more subscribers than long-established pay-TV channels such as Showtime.
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Kimberly-Clark passing along price hikes


Kimberly-Clark, the maker of Huggies and Kleenex, said it plans to raise prices, its third such announcement since the middle of March. The company said it is passing along the higher prices that it has to pay for such raw materials as oil and wood pulp. Rival Procter & Gamble said Monday it has also raised some prices, by 3 to 7 percent. At Kimberly-Clark, rising commodities prices also got the blame for a decline in first-quarter net income, which fell 9 percent compared with a year ago. In March, Kimberly-Clark said it would raise U.S. prices on Huggies wipes and diapers, Pull-Ups training pants and GoodNights youth pants by an average of 3 to 7 percent. It said it would raise Cottonelle and Scott toilet paper prices by about 7 percent. Last week, it said it would raise prices on some of the products it sells to hospitals and other companies.
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Study: Affordable rental housing scarce


26 percent of tenants spend more than half their income per month
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Toronto-based Barrick Gold said the deal will put it in position for significant copper production growth in Chile, which has some of the worlds most promising copper-producing regions.
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The share of renters who spend more than half their income on housing is at its highest level in half a century, and its no longer just low-income tenants who are feeling the pain, according to a Harvard University study scheduled for release Tuesday. About 26 percent of renters or 10.1 million people spent more than half their pre-tax household income on rent and utilities in 2009. Thats because incomes slipped dramatically from their peak at the start of the decade even as rents kept rising. The study offers the latest in a series of grim statistics about the scarcity of rental housing, especially for the working poor. The supply has not kept up with demand in part because of a shortage of apartments, a key source of new rentals. Developers cut back on such projects when the economy deteriorated in 2009, which drove down vacancies and boosted rents. Analysts say they expect rents to keep climbing as developers try to ramp up new projects

and catch up with demand. In many areas, the demand is driven by families who lost their homes to foreclosure during the housing bust and ended up searching for rentals. Meanwhile, as the job market recovers, more newly employed young adults appear to be seeking their own apartments instead of living with their parents, putting even more upward pressure on rental rates, according to one of the studys researchers. Ideally, renters should not spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing, the study said. Low-income tenants have struggled during the past decade to stay within that limit. And increasingly so have renters with moderate incomes, defined as making between two and three times the minimum wage. By 2009, 7.5 percent of moderate-income renters spent more than half their income on rent, twice as many as in 2001. Its a real squeeze for the lowerincome and moderate-income families, and were even starting to see it affecting middle-income families, too, said Erick Belsky, managing director of Harvards Joint Center for Housing Studies. The prospects for improvement any time soon are dim. Against this backdrop, finding a cheap place to rent can be daunt-

ing, the Harvard study concluded. In a report to Congress, the Obama administration acknowledged in February that financing to build high-end rental properties is more readily available. That helps explain why for every 100 extremely low-income American families, only 32 adequate rental homes are available, the report said. A separate study released in February by the Department of Housing and Urban Development concluded that higher-income families who are struggling with shrinking incomes are competing for a limited amount of affordable rental housing, further driving down already low vacancy rates. The scarcity of affordable rental units was most pronounced in the West, where only 53 units were available for every 100 very-lowincome households that are looking to rent, according to the study, which analyzed federal survey data from 2009. That compared with 65 in the South, 66 in the Northeast and 87 in the Midwest. The Harvard study likewise identified a supply problem. The study analyzed 6 million units that private landlords were renting in 1999 for less than $400 a month. It found that nearly 12 percent of them were demolished by 2009. An even larger number were no longer available because of other

factors, such as disrepair or conversion to non-residential use. The study also analyzed the share of people who were spending more than half their income on rent by region. In the Washington area, the share of such renters shot up to 21.5 percent in 2009 from 15.9 percent in 2000. A separate Washington Post analysis found that rental prices soared 22 percent in 2009 from a decade earlier, according to inflation-adjusted census figures. Rates jumped in part because 10,000 single-family houses that were occupied by their owners two years ago are now rental properties. Those houses tend to be larger and have higher rents than apartments. Although the high foreclosure rate helped push more people into rentals nationwide, that factor was less influential in this region. Instead, the growth in the local rental market had to do with the regions supply of jobs, which lured newcomers who were unable or unwilling to purchase a home here. The number of people who rent shot up 8 percent nationally and 12 percent locally between 2007 and 2009, Census Bureau figures show. As demand surged, rents climbed 3 percent nationwide and 5 percent in this region.
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The irony of the health-care debate


If you want to understand why the budget debate so infuriates people who actually care about deficits and, in particular, people who actually care about health-care spending consider this: The central health-care overhaul in Rep. Paul Ryans budget, the one thats won the Wisconsin Republican so many plaudits for courage, would actually increase costs. The health-care proposal that progressives have been pursuing for more than two years would cut costs. And yet calling for Medicare to be privatized and voucherized is considered serious, while seeking a public option is considered tiresome. During the health-care overhaul fight, the Congressional Budget Office looked at the likely effect of adding a public option that paid Medicare rates. In total, a public plan based on Medicare rates would save $110 billion over 10 years, the agency concluded. Importantly, the savings would come because premiums would be lower. The basic mechanism here is not complicated: Just as you get better deals by shopping at a mega-retailer, you get better deals by working with a mega-insurer such as Medicare. Size matters. As for Ryans plan, the CBOs take was just the opposite. Under the proposal, they said, most elderly people would pay more for their health care than they would pay under the current Medicare system. That is to say, health-care costs go up. Now, federal healthcare spending goes down, as seniors are paying 70 percent of their costs out of pocket rather than 30 percent. It makes for a very stark contrast. The progressive reform that wont happen would cut health-care costs. The conservative reform that wont happen would increase health-care costs. One idea makes insurance cheaper, and one makes it more expensive. And yet the idea that makes insurance cheaper is pretty much off the table, while the idea that makes it more expensive and that almost certainly wouldnt work is considered a very serious proposal worthy of brow-furrowing debate.

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States face a shortfall of $1.26 trillion in funds to pay retiree benefits


Gap for pensions and health care rose 26% in a year, Pew study finds
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Demonstrators rally in March against proposed wage and benefits concessions for public-sector workersin front of the Spirit of Detroit.

In Motor City, organized labor sees its clout stall


Public unions resigned to mayors move for new concessions
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detroit Public-sector unions

are on the defensive in this historic stronghold of organized labor. With the city mired in fiscal distress for years, workers have been asked to give and give again. Now, Mayor Dave Bing (D) wants city employees to pay significantly more for health care and pensions. What the unions do not give, he warned, the government will take by using a new state law allowing a state-appointed fiscal manager to void their collective bargaining agreements. Its that simple, Bing said in his recent budget address. Bold action by Republican governors to rein in government spending and labor power by curtailing collective-bargaining rights have been met with raucous, if ultimately unsuccessful, protests from union leaders and their allies in places including Wisconsin and Ohio. But Bings move to extract new concessions from Detroits 12,000 municipal workers has been met with no such outpouring. I dont know that there is a whole lot to stop him, said Roger Rice, a city mechanic for the past 37 years. The absence of any large protest highlights the conundrum facing labor and its progressive allies as more states, cities and towns run by their putative Democratic allies are confronted with staggering debt and budget problems. For many of them, the most viable solution is to demand more from labor unions that are among their strongest political supporters. Roger Hickey, co-director of the Campaign for Americas Future, a progressive activist group, pointed out that there were major differences between political leaders seeking concessions and those seeking to weaken unions. Still, he added, Democratic leaders shouldnt be using the threat of laws put there by Republicans

to intimidate workers. As much as they abhor the budgetary solutions offered by many Republican governors, union leaders are finding that the solutions offered by hard-pressed Democratic leaders are often similar in substance, if not in tone. Unions are simply making the best of a bad situation, said Taylor E. Dark III, a professor at California State University at Los Angeles who studies the relationship between organized labor and Democratic politicians. Public employee unions are aware that they need to accept some pain now, and they would rather control how that pain is inflicted, as opposed to the loss of control that occurs under Republican governance. In New York and California, Democratic governors have not attacked collective bargaining, but they have also demanded major concessions from workers to help close yawning budget deficits. In Wisconsin and Ohio, new Republican governors have significantly curtailed or eliminated collective-bargaining rights for public employees, moves they said were made to give themselves as well as local leaders a freer hand to make badly needed cuts. Michigans new governor, Rick Snyder (R), signed legislation last month empowering his appointed emergency financial managers to void municipal union contracts in distressed municipalities across the state. Former D.C. school board president and city administrator Robert Bobb, now the state-appointed fiscal manager overseeing Detroits deficit-ridden public schools, has hinted at doing away with seniority rights, allowing managers to choose which teachers are laid off or reassigned. In financially strapped Benton Harbor, Mich., the state-appointed financial manager stripped control from city officials, meaning boards, commissions and authorities cannot act without his explicit approval. Bing is using the new law as a potent trump card as he attempts to squeeze badly needed savings from once-powerful labor unions.

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Mayor Dave Bing, right, presents his $3.1 billion budget to the City Council. The proposal seeks $200 million in savings for fiscal 2012.

For much of the 20th century, Detroit was the epicenter of labor power in America, said Harley Shaiken, a University of California at Berkeley professor who focuses on labor issues. Many people have taken labor attitudes of the 1950s and superimposed them on 2011. But unions know they are dealing in a profoundly new reality. You have seen unions make very painful concessions. No one is denying fiscal reality. Decades ago, when Detroit earned the proud moniker Motor City, it was home to a thriving and decidedly blue-collar middle class built largely by the clout of organized labor. Detroit is now renowned as a national symbol of urban dysfunction, and as Bing tries desperately to change that reputation, he often finds himself at odds with the citys labor unions. Bing has overseen modest reductions in the citys homicide and unemployment rates, but he faces a monumental task as he works to bring huge budget deficits under control in a city that lost 25 percent of its population in the past decade. Even as the city is shrinking, Bing calls the current state of city services unacceptable. And he says they are not going to improve unless he can reduce the citys personnel costs, which are overwhelming the budget. This year, the city paid $200 million in pension benefits, which Bing said was $25 million more than the city paid for fire department and ambulance services last year. The old days, when getting a good city job meant that you put in your 20 years with the expectation that city government could take care of you for the next 40, is no longer a realistic or viable option, Bing said. Since Bing, a former Detroit Pistons basketball star who was in business before entering poli-

tics, took office less than two years ago, he has reduced the citys workforce by 1,800. Meanwhile, workers have absorbed wage cuts and increased benefit costs. Now he wants workers to take on an additional 20 percent of their health insurance premiums. He also wants them to take smaller pensions, and to eliminate defined-benefit pensions for all new employees. Bing said he has no choice. If we do nothing, by 2015, fringe benefits are on pace to consume half of our entire general-fund revenue, he said. That is not sustainable. We cant afford benefit packages so rich. Still, the constant concessions have left city workers demoralized but seemingly without any ability to fight. What I cant understand is you have people making six figures or more talking about municipal workers, who make $25,000 to $50,000 a year, and what theyre getting, said Harvey Pierce, a 911 operator. It is becoming class war. And the middle class is losing. City government veterans recall a time when they could apply for a job one day and start work with decent pay and good benefits the very next day. Thats how it was for Saundra Williams, who went to work for the city as a typist in the health department in 1968. She retired as a 911 operator in 1998 at age 48, and the city is obligated to pay her $24,000 a year for life. Its great, said Williams, who now works for the Michigan AFLCIO. But it also is not a lot to live on. But now Detroits employees are bracing for serious givebacks, even after making significant concessions in recent years. Robert Bonds, who collects money from city parking meters, said he has two part-time jobs to

The state funds that pay pension and health-care benefits to retired teachers, corrections officers and millions of other public workers faced a cumulative shortfall of at least $1.26 trillion at the end of fiscal 2009, according to a new report. The study, to be released Tuesday by the Pew Center on the States, found that the pension and health-care funding gap increased by 26 percent over the previous year. Pew officials said the growing shortfall was driven by inadequate state contributions, an aging population and market losses that accompanied the recession. Although investment markets have recovered substantially since the period covered by the report, its authors warn that states still face an increasing burden from retiree costs that are beginning to crowd out critical services. In many states, the bill for public-sector retirement benefits already threatens strained budgets and is competing for resources with other critical needs, including education, infrastructure and health care, said Susan Urahn, managing director of the Pew Center on the States. The report, which is based on state financial reports, found that states faced a $660 billion pension funding gap. Meanwhile, retiree healthcare liabilities which most states handle on a pay-as-yougo basis totaled $604 billion, the report said. Even as they face increasing liabilities, the report said, many states are not making pension contributions in amounts recommended by their actuaries as they juggle retiree and other costs against a backdrop of weak revenue. In making its calculations, Pew used the states assumptions for what their pension funds would earn in annual investment returns, typically 8 percent a figure that states have mostly met in recent decades but that some analysts think is now overly optimistic. If states calculated their investment returns the same way that private firms are required to for their pensions, their obligations would balloon to $1.8 trillion, the report said. If states pegged their returns to

30-year Treasury bonds, an even more conservative standard, the liability would be $2.4 trillion. Concern about underfunded pensions has prompted at least 29 states to either reduce pension promises to new employees or require workers to contribute more toward their retirement benefits, according to a separate report by Pew. Three states South Dakota, Minnesota and Colorado have moved to reduce cost-ofliving increases for current retirees, but those moves are facing court challenges. The cost of pension plans and the benefits earned by the approximately 17 million state and local government workers have come under heightened scrutiny in recent years, as private-sector pensions grow increasingly rare and governors struggle to contain costs and, in many instances, reduce taxes.

Pew officials said the shortfall was driven by inadequate state contributions, an aging population and market losses.
Government employee union leaders, meanwhile, say the problems plaguing public pension plans are largely overstated. While individual investors are still struggling to grow their retirement portfolios to sufficient levels, pension funds have shown remarkable resilience, said Gerald W. McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. These funds are not only persevering but are well on their way to full recovery. McEntee added that retirees who were AFSCME members earn average pensions of approximately $19,000 per year, of which member contributions and investment returns cover 70 to 80 percent. They earn modest benefits after a career of service, he said.
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make ends meet. He did not expect his job to be lucrative, he said, but he expected it to be secure and to provide good benefits. Whoever it was who began perpetuating this image that public workers are lazy and make too much, they are good at what they do. Because that is what people think, Bonds said. Albert Garrett, president of AFSCME Council 25, which represents about 3,200 city workers, acknowledged that workers are

losing patience. Already, nonessential workers are furloughed one day out of 10. Meanwhile, entry-level office workers earn just $17,000 a year. Similar work paid $7,000 a year in 1970, he said. I dont know how long they can get concessions from us without there being some kind of repercussions, Garrett said. At some point, the benefit to workers is not just having a job. That job has to help your quality of life.
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Fire ants rafting may inform robotics and waterproofing


ants from A1 This physical law states that as a surface gets rougher, water has a tougher time touching it. Duck feathers also repel water because of their tiny bumps. So Mlot and his colleagues gathered up fire ants from the urban wilderness of Atlanta. The ants floating prowess makes them easy to collect. Just scoop up an ant mound, dump it in a bucket of water and collect the entire population as it pops to the surface. Back in the lab, Mlot deposited colonies of 500 to 8,000 ants in large beakers. When gently swirled, each colony spontaneously formed a sphere. Mlot dropped these spheres into water, and the amazing social behavior of ants became evident. The ants on top of the ball crawled down to the water and grabbed onto other water-level compatriots. The next layer of top ants then crawled to the edge, and so on. In about a minute and a half, each ant-sphere flattened into a dome, then flattened further into a pancake shape a raft. When the engineers flash-froze one ant raft with liquid nitrogen and scanned it under a microscope, they saw ants clinging to one another every which way legs on legs, jaws on legs, jaws on jaws. They also counted about 21/2 layers of ants per raft. This togetherness pushes each ants individual air bubble against the next ants bubble. The bubbles join, protecting the whole raft. If water cant come into contact with one ant, or the next, or the next, air cant get through, said Mlot. The rafts are so buoyant that the engineers had to push them eight inches underwater before any water leaked through. As the rafts submerged, the ants pulled together even more tightly, working together to maintain their watertight communal craft. The rafting behavior likely evolved because fire ants hail from oft-flooded regions of Brazil and Argentina, saidAlexander Wild, an ant researcher at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. This is a secret to their success, he said of the biting pests that invaded the southern United States decades ago. Floods might wipe out other insects, but the fire ants survive. Other species of ants huddle together to make structures, the most famous being the giant army ants of South America, which form beach-ball-size bivouacs each night. But entomologists say that only fire ants are known to make rafts. When building these structures, no single ant is in charge. Yet what looks like chaos is really communal organization. The individuals act as one, becoming what entomologists call a superorganism. Likewise, roboticists say that swarms of small, fairly dumb robots that each follow a few simple rules can achieve larger goals. Ants provide the blueprint for such swarm intelligence, said Mlot. A simple robot is easier to

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Fire ants will lock legs and jaws to form a raft that can stay afloat and keep them dry for a long time.

program than a mega-smart one. And the lesson for Congress, which recently wound itself up in knots simply trying to keep the government afloat?

These ants hang in there and figure out a way to get the job done, said Michael Raupp, an entomologist at the University of Maryland at College Park. Its

another fascinating example of altruistic behavior, ants acting as super-organisms. Insects doing insect things.
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merica is mired in three wars. The past decade was the hottest on record. Unemployment remains stuck near 9 percent, and theres a small, albeit real, possibility that the U.S. government will default on its debt. So, whats dominating the news? A realitytelevision star who cant convince anyone that his hair is real is alleging that the president of the United States was born in Kenya. Perhaps this is just the logical endpoint of two years spent arguing over what Barack Obama is or isnt. Muslim. Socialist. Marxist. Anticolonialist. Racial healer. Weve obsessed over every answer except the right one: President Obama, if you look closely at his positions, is a moderate Republican of the early 1990s. And the Republican Party hes facing has abandoned many of its best ideas in its effort to oppose him. If you put aside the emergency measures required by the financial crisis, three major policy ideas have dominated American politics in recent years: a plan that uses an individual mandate and tax subsidies to achieve nearuniversal health care, a cap-andtrade plan that attempts to raise the prices of environmental pollutants to better account for their costs, and bringing tax rates up from their Bush-era lows as part of a bid to reduce the deficit. In each case, the position that Obama and the Democrats have staked out is the very position that moderate Republicans have staked out before. Take health-care reform. The individual mandate was developed by a group of conservative economists in the early 90s. Mark Pauly, an economist at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, was one of them. We were concerned about the specter of single-payer insurance, he told me recently. The conservative Heritage Foundation soon had an individual-mandate plan of its own, and when President Bill Clinton endorsed an employer mandate in his health-care

proposal, both major Republican alternatives centered on an individual mandate. By 1995, more than 20 Senate Republicans including Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Dick Lugar and a few others still in office had signed one individual-mandate bill or another. The story on cap and trade which conservatives now like to call cap and tax is much the same. Back then, the concern was sulfur dioxide, the culprit behind acid rain. President George H.W. Bush wanted a solution that relied on the

As Democrats moved to the right to pick up GOP votes, Republicans moved to the right to oppose Democratic proposals.
market rather than on government regulation. So in the Clean Air Act of 1990, he proposed a plan that would cap emissions of sulfur dioxide but let the market decide how to allocate the permits. That was more compatible with economic growth than using only the command and control approaches of the past, he said. The plan passed easily, with aye votes from Sen. Mitch McConnell and then-Rep. Newt Gingrich, among others. In fact, as recently as 2007, Gingrich said that if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system, much like we did with sulfur . . . its something I would strongly support. As for the 1990 budget deal, Bush initially resisted tax increases but eventually realized they were necessary to get the job done. It is clear to me that both the size of the deficit problem and the need for a package that can be enacted

require all of the following: entitlement and mandatory program reform, tax revenue increases, growth incentives, discretionary spending reductions, orderly reductions in defense expenditures, and budget-process reform, he said. That deal, incidentally, was roughly half tax increases and half spending cuts. Obamas budget has far fewer tax increases. And compared with what would happen if the Bush tax cuts were allowed to expire in 2012, it actually includes a large tax cut. The normal reason a party abandons its policy ideas is that those ideas fail in practice. But thats not the case here. These initiatives were wildly successful. Gov. Mitt Romney passed an individual mandate in Massachusetts and drove the states number of uninsured below 5 percent. The Clean Air Act of 1990 solved the sulfur dioxide problem. The 1990 budget deal helped cut the deficit and set the stage for a remarkable run of growth. Rather, it appears that as Democrats moved to the right to pick up Republican votes, Republicans moved to the right to oppose Democratic proposals. As Gingrichs quote suggests, cap and trade didnt just have Republican support in the 1990s. John McCain included a cap-andtrade plan in his 2008 platform. The same goes for an individual mandate, which Grassley endorsed in June 2009 mere months before he began calling the policy unconstitutional. This White House has shown a strong preference for policies with demonstrated Republican support, but thats been obscured by the Republican Party adopting a stance of unified, and occasionally hysterical, opposition (remember death panels?) not to mention a flood of paranoia about the presidents true agenda and background. But as entertaining as the reality-TV version of politics might be, it cant be permitted to, ahem, trump reality itself. If you want to obsess over origins in American politics, look at the presidents policies, not his birth certificate.
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Raj Rajaratnam co-founded the Galleon Group hedge fund. He is accused of gaining $63.8 million from tips leaked by corporate insiders and hedge-fund traders about a dozen stocks, including Goldman Sachs, Intel, Clearwire and Akamai Technologies.

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NEW YORK Galleon Group co-founder Raj Rajaratnams fate rests with jurors who include a retired bookkeeper, a nurse and a customer service representative for the New York subway system, as the panel completed its first day of deliberations in the insidertrading trial. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Richard Holwell in Manhattan instructed jurors on the law of conspiracy and securities fraud and asked the panel to weigh the evidence presented at Rajaratnams trial. The deliberations, which began at about noon and lasted four hours without reaching a verdict, follow six weeks of trial testimony in the largest crackdown on hedge-fund insider trading in U.S. history. Jurors heard parts of four dozen conversations secretly recorded by the U.S. government of Rajaratnam talking to fellow traders, business executives and corporate consultants. It must be clear to you by now that counsel for the parties are asking you to draw very different conclusions, Holwell told the jury as he instructed them on the law. Rajaratnam, 53, is accused of gaining $63.8 million from tips leaked by corporate insiders and hedge-fund traders about a dozen stocks, including Goldman Sachs, Intel, Clearwire and Akamai Technologies. He faces nine counts of securities fraud and five counts of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. The fraud charges each carry a maximum 20-year prison sen-

tence and the conspiracy counts each carry a maximum five-year term. The Sri Lankan-born money manager denies wrongdoing, saying he based his trades on research including analyst reports, news accounts and stock trading trends. Prosecutors said Rajaratnam was worth at least $1 billion the day of his arrest in October 2009. The jurors hail from Westchester County, the Bronx and Manhattan. The panel includes teachers, a retired bookkeeper who worked with the Israel Defense Forces, an activities therapist for a private nursing home, a nurse, a customer-service representative for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a three-decade veteran food-service worker for New Yorks Education Department. The jury selected as its foreman a 56-year-old graphic artist who works for Apple. Jurors asked to review charts presented by prosecutors during summations and documents offered by the defense related to a transaction involving Clearwire. The government charts werent given to jurors because they werent in evidence. Jurors received the Clearwire documents. Before they began their deliberations, the jury listened for about 30 minutes to a rebuttal argument by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Streeter. He told jurors that Rajaratnams lawyer, John Dowd, made implausible arguments to refute the evidence presented by the government. Ladies and gentlemen, you know better than to accept their

twisted and completely implausible explanation for this evidence, Streeter said. The evidence is overwhelming and that evidence has shown that the defendant is guilty of all 14 counts of the indictment. During his closing argument last week, Dowd repeatedly called the prosecutions case a fiction, labeled the cooperating witnesses liars and argued that Rajaratnams trades were conducted after exhaustive research. The government is trying to make Galleon into something it wasnt, Dowd said in his summation. Rajaratnam worked hard for Galleon investors. Streeter said Monday that the witnesses accounts were corroborated by secretly recorded wiretapped conversations of Rajaratnam by the FBI and records of the hedge-fund managers trading in the stocks, as well as telephone records and electronic messages. Streeter said the defense argument that the three government cooperators had lied on the stand was absurd. In the real world, people do not come in and admit to elaborate crimes they did not even commit, Streeter said. Records confirmed Rajaratnam bought or sold stock soon after receiving tips on each occasion described by cooperating witnesses in their testimony, prosecutors said. The defense has twisted itself into knots trying to explain away the evidence, Streeter said. The defense is asking you to ignore logic, forget reality and suspend your common sense.
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FDA to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco items


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Fiscal crisis demands smart cuts and efficiency, Senate staffer says
Since Bruce Evans has been the top Senate Republican staffer on the upper chambers Appropriations panel, getting appropriations bills to conform to annual budget resolutions has only become more difficult. Its always been part of the job, but now more than ever we need to weed out the programs that arent working, and find ways to make the rest work better, Evans said. In some cases well need to cut programs that may be well managed, but whose purposes simply cant be judged to be a priority for a government in fiscal crisis. Although the 2011 budget was passed this month, the 2012 budget debate was just beginning, and the subsequent appropriations season could be even trickier. Evans said the outlook for his committee depends on whether members can agree on discretionary spending levels. If no consensus on discretionary spending is reached, our task will be more complicated. In any event, the goal will remain enactment of individual, fiscally responsible appropriations bills through a transparent process that gives all members a chance to participate. Moving trillion-dollar omnibus appropriations bills without any been there ever since. Legislative accomplishments in the appropriations world are always viewed through the lens of the next bill. However, Evans gained useful insights into the nature of authorizing committee work in 2006 when he worked with Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and [Minority HELP committee staff director]Frank Macchiarola, who at the time worked on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to enact the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act in 2006.

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COURTESY OF BRUCE EVANS

Bruce Evans began working on Capitol Hill in 1989.

amendment process satisfies no one. But complicated is something that Evans, a father of three and an avid snow skier, is accustomed to. His first job on Capitol Hill was in 1989 for Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska). Weeks after he began there, the Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred. It was an eye-opening, all hands on deck experience. Watching the senator and other elected officials interact with anxious and angry constituents while doing the same at the staff level was an early education about the challenges and rewards of Hill work, Evans said. After graduating from Yale University in 1987, Evans spent two years working in the Commerce Department before starting work on the Hill. He has

In his own words


[On the 2011 continuing resolution passage]: Its a lamentable way to govern, but in this case the ends likely justified the means. The savings contained in the final FY 2011 appropriations deal were significant in comparison to what was on the table just four months ago. Achieving those savings while averting a government shutdown was a positive result, even if the process used was tortuous, difficult for the federal workforce, and a bit too mediafriendly.
To read more profiles of Capitol Hill staffers and lawmakers, go to whorunsgov.com.

Drug Administration said Monday that it plans to regulate smokeless electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and will not try to regulate them under stricter rules for drug-delivery devices. The federal agency said in a letter to stakeholders Monday that it intends to propose rule changes to treat e-cigarettes the same as traditional cigarettes and other tobacco products. The news is considered a victory for makers and distributors of the devices, which continue to gain popularity worldwide. E-cigarettes are plastic and metal devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge, creating vapor that the smoker inhales. A tiny light on the tip even glows like a real cigarette.

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Workers place Ruyan brand e-cigarettes in a tray after testing their glowing LED lights at a factory in Tianjin, China, in February.

Users and distributors say ecigarettes address both the nicotine addiction and the behavioral aspects of smoking the holding of the cigarette, the puffing,

seeing the smoke come out and the hand motion without the more than 4,000 chemicals found in cigarettes.

State Dept. vacancy sparks criticism


Watchdog position has been unfilled since 2007
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For U.S., managing foreign media is a no-win proposition (but it keeps trying)
hen is the Defense Department going to quit trying to manage other countries media? This month, U.S. ForcesAfghanistan is back in the market for a contractor to assist the commands deputy chief of staff of communications in carrying out proactively public affairs activities and countering misinformation in the media, according to a solicitation notice. It carries the same old slogans: The information domain is a battle space and it is one in which [the U.S. Afghan command] must take aggressive actions to win the important battle of perception. This not the first of these multimillion-dollar Pentagon PR contracts. Nor is it the first one that potentially could run for five years. By the way, that means it would expire in 2016, two years after our combat troops are scheduled to have left. Face it. The overall U.S. record of influencing media in a foreign country particularly those where U.S. troops have fought is not very good, and recent attempts by U.S. military units have been even worse. Take Iraq, for example. Despite massive infusions of cash from the U.S. government for media development more than $500 million by most estimates the countrys media future does not look promising on several fronts. Thats a finding from a study, Iraqs News Media After Saddam, released last month by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) of the National Endowment for Democracy. The Pentagons pre-invasion planning for Iraqs media, in a post-Hussein environment, was about as off-target as the rest of the effort from Donald Rumsfelds Defense Department team. There was to be a $2 million Rapid Reaction Media Team for six months, which would serve as a bridge between the old state-controlled journalism and the new, free one. Another $49 million would be thrown in to start radio and television stations and run them for a year. The teams mission would be to inform the Iraqi public about the USG [U.S. government]/ coalition intent and operations; stabilize Iraq [especially preventing the trifurcation of Iraq after hostilities]; and provide Iraqis hope for their future, according to a Jan. 16,

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2003, Pentagon white paper that was released years ago by the National Security Archive, a research group at George Washington University. Eventually, the Pentagon spent $200 million between 2003 and 2005 on Iraq media, initially through U.S. contractors who had technical but no media background to run what had been Saddams television, radio and newspaper operations. In 2004, the U.S.-supervised media outlets were turned over to the interim Iraqi government. Today the stations and newspaper are euphemistically referred to as Maliki TV, after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. As for the rest of the Iraq media, the CIMA study found many have become mouthpieces for ethno-politico factions with the potential to inflame sectarian divisions that have led the country to the brink of civil war. Tight Baghdad government control of the media, ironically, is traced back to the time when former ambassador L. Paul Bremer ran the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and signed off on CPA Article 14 in June 2003. Titled the Prohibited Media Activity, it sought to prevent the misuse of media to promote violence or undermine public security generally. It even allowed onsite inspection of media organizations without notice in order to ascertain compliance . . . and seal off any operating premises. Order 14 remains on the books, and Iraqi authorities continue to use it, according to the CIMA study. In addition, Order 65 of March 2004 established the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission, which required broadcasters to give equal access to political parties. But in the March 2010 elections, all media members were required to register with the commission and pledge not to incite violence or sectarianism the latter being a goal of one political party. The Arab Spring demonstrators in other countries have their

counterparts in Iraq, and the Maliki government has cracked down on journalists and their outlets. In late February, after Iraqs Day of Rage protests, Iraqi security forces detained 300 people, including journalists who took part in or covered the protests, according to al-Jazeera. One final note in the CIMA report: Iraq is the worst country in the world for bringing killers of journalists to justice. Of the 93 murdered from 2003 to 2010, there have been no convictions. Back in Afghanistan, the United States continues its multifaceted media approach. The U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Agency for International Development are spending millions for their own ambitious Afghanistan Media Development and Empowerment Project. In seeking contractor help, the U.S. Afghan command wants to expand its 24-hour-a-day monitoring in Pashto, Dari and English not only radio, television and print, but also Internet and audio, which likely means cellphone transmissions. The public affairs tasks associated with the contract call for individuals who will help assist efforts to connect [Afghan government officials] to the Afghan populace by contextualizing communication outreach at the district and province level. Against all these strained U.S. efforts, it may be worth looking for a moment at Saad Mohseni, the chairman of Moby Group in Afghanistan, which owns a media conglomerate including radio and television networks, a film production company and an advertising agency. According to Kenneth Auletta, who profiled Mohseni last year in the New Yorker magazine, a USAID grant worth several hundred thousand dollars helped get him and his brothers started. Since then, ads from U.S. and other foreign governments, including those recruiting volunteers for the Afghan army and police, have helped keep the company going. Its programs include an Afghan version of American Idol, plus soap operas and other reality shows that have made it popular in a country where illiteracy is near 90 percent. Auletta wrote Mohsenis programming has a more profound impact than a newscast about a story in Kandahar.
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As the State Department gears up to take over new responsibilities in Iraq from the military over the next year, the Obama administrations failure to nominate a top internal watchdog for its diplomatic work in the Middle East and elsewhere has begun to attract new criticism. The inspector generals position in the department has been unfilled since 2007, longer than any of the other 72 such positions in the governGeisel ment. Harold W. Geisel, a deputy who formerly worked as a U.S. ambassador, has run the office instead and says he has doubled its staff and tripled its investigations. But the Government Accountability Office, lawmakers from both parties and nonprofit groups have recently stepped up calls for the White House to appoint someone independent of the Foreign Service to ride herd over any spending problems and other diplomacy-related mischief in the Middle East and at U.S. outposts around the globe. I am particularly concerned with adequate oversight in this area given the billions of dollars that will be at stake as operations in Iraq are transitioned from the Department of Defense to Department of State at the end of this year, said House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ileana RosLehtinen (R-Fla.).

She spoke at a recent hearing during which a GAO official raised concerns about the independence and competence of the State Departments inspector generals office that she said date from the mid-1970s. Geisel testified there that he, too, would like to see a permanent inspector, which he said would enhance the standing of the offices conclusions. The open slot at the State Department is one of 11 unfilled inspector general appointments at major federal departments and agencies, including the Justice Department, the Troubled Assets Relief Program and the Homeland Security Department. The Labor Department slot has been unfilled since July 2009, and the Housing and Urban Development slot since last October, but many of the others have been open only for a few months. One high-ranking official familiar with the selection process said the State Departments current leadership had opposed filling the top slot because it prefers the office to remain under Geisels supervision. A committee of inspectors general long ago put forward a list of recommendations for the job, but the White House has not acted on them, the official said, asking not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue. But State Department spokeswoman Heide Fulton said that the department is not holding up the appointment of a new inspector general. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. In a report prepared for the House hearing, GAO auditors said again that inspections conducted overseas by States office of inspector general had sometimes been conducted under weak standards, and they faulted the department for staffing its inspection teams with foreign service officers who rotate in and out of the assignments. How can they be trusted

to provide objective, unbiased reviews of State Department operations when their career advancement hinges on the type of assessment they give to programs or peers? Ros-Lehtinen asked at the April 5 hearing. The GAOs report also said the department had conducted an inadequate number of audits, which are more rigorous than inspections, to assess key work, although it said the problem appeared to be diminishing. A peer review of States work by NASAs inspector generals office, published late last year, separately found that numerous inspections in the Middle East had been mischaracterized as audits and that the evidence contained in audit files did not support audit conclusions. It also found that some of those who performed the work for the inspector generals office had failed to sign statements promising that their analysis would be independent of any influence. The NASA OIGs findings would be troubling in any circumstances, but they are especially concerning now because the State Departments responsibility in Iraq is expected to increase substantially, said Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, a nonprofit group. In a letter to the White House, she said her group is convinced that under the current leadership, States OIG will not be up to the task. Geisel testified at the hearing that the vigor and independence of his offices work was demonstrated by recent reports that criticized the departments construction of the Baghdad embassy, snooping by State employees into celebrity passport applications and the attempted 2009 terrorist bombing of a U.S. airliner by a Nigerian who improperly obtained a visa.
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Tackling Metros troublesome tiles
The portion of the tile platform at the Silver Spring Metro station that is exposed to the elements is in sad shape. It seems that every other tile is cracked, and that a good percentage of tiles is missing. The bumpy rubber strips along the platform edge fare no better they are crumbling as well. This years proposed Metro budget again calls for millions to be spent on station repairs, including the never-ending, costly repair and replacement of these tiles and strips. It is time to abandon the aesthetically pleasing but expensive and slippery-when-wet tiles on outdoor Metro platforms in favor of safer, more durable and less hazardous concrete, which can be colored and stamped to resemble tiles at a fraction of the cost. Even the bumpy strips for sight-impaired passengers can be cast in concrete. In these cost-cutting times, why isnt this a no-brainer? Don Squires, Washington

Help for Egypt


How the United States can encourage a transition to democracy

NE OF THE OBAMA administrations explanations for its reluctance to act in Libya, Syria and other Middle East crisis zones is the need to focus attention on what it sees as the pivotal country in the region Egypt. The question is: where should our resources be? Vice President Biden said in an interview with the Financial Times published last week. Should we be spending more time knowing everything there is to know about the make-up of the opposition in Libya, or should we be having all the intelligence . . . [about] whats going on in Egypt? Wed like to think the United States has adequate resources to investigate both the Libyan opposition and Egypt. But if Mr. Biden meant to say that helping Egypt during a critical time of political transition ought to be the top U.S. priority in the region, we agree. The question is what form that help can take, other than the rhetorical. The administration has already announced $150 million in emergency aid to bolster the interim military regime, in addition to the

$1.2 billion in already-programmed military and economic aid. Congressionally funded prodemocracy groups, such as the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute, are already working in Cairo to help new political forces prepare for planned elections later this year. But while the United States has a strong interest in the success of secular liberals in competition with the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, aid that is too conspicuous or heavy-handed risks triggering a damaging backlash. Thats why the main U.S. effort should be centered on helping Egypt revive its fragile economy. The revolution shattered the countrys tourist trade, which accounts for 10 percent of gross domestic product and 20 percent of hard currency revenue; growth in 2011 is now expected to be 2 percent at best, a third of the pre-revolution rate. In a recent visit to Washington, finance minister Samir Radwan said the government would need $10 billion to $12 billion in loans and grants to balance its budget this year and next. He came away with $2.2 billion from the World Bank. Granting or lending billions more to Egypt

would be a hard sell to a Congress that is slashing foreign aid. But the United States does have another option in the form of the $3.5 billion Egypt owes to Washington. A debt forgiveness program for Egypt could be prepared in cooperation with the European Union and Japan, to which Cairo owes another $14 billion. Relief could be linked to Egypts implementation of sensible free-market economic policies which might check a worrying trend toward populism and statism by the post-Mubarak regime. The administration is working on longer-term plans for an Egypt enterprise fund to support small and medium-size businesses, and it may seek to expand special investment zones that allow Egyptian companies to export goods to the United States duty-free. It should also consider shifting existing aid, most of which is earmarked for military purchasing, to economic development, in partnership with an elected government. While aid cannot determine the outcome of Egypts political transition, it can provide incentives for the policies most likely to produce a secular democracy.

Defending Ayn Rand


Michael Gersons April 22 op-ed column, Adolescent Atlas, so badly misrepresented Ayn Rands ideas that I can only wonder whether he has ever read her work. Rand was a strenuous advocate of individualism, and she opposed all forms of collectivism, including class warfare. She did not view the people as looters or parasites, only a few people (many of those being corrupt politicians or incompetent businessmen who sought to stay in business with government favors). It is clear from her novels that Rand admired the honest average person (and both Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead portray close friendships between such average people and the novels heroes or heroines). Rand did not oppose all government. She believed that a government limited to its proper role (i.e., the protection of individual rights as articulated in the Declaration of Independence) is a necessary good. For her, government only became evil to the extent that it went from protecting rights to violating rights. Genie Lemos, Arlington  Arriving in the United States from the rigid and oppressive world of the Soviet era, Ayn Rand would have been shocked to find herself labeled or typecast as affiliated with any political party in todays uncertain world, much less maligned by the left or embraced by the right. She was above all a philosopher and a thinker. The fact that she still has the power to provoke speaks volumes about todays murky cultural wasteland. So, despite bad cinematography (not her fault) and a lack of understanding by those who claim her legacy, let us give Rand her due: She at least loved America for giving her her freedom, and our reading skills were enriched beyond belief after getting through 1,080 pages of Atlas Shrugged! Marina Hall, Chevy Chase  Thirty-five years ago, I was one of the millions of adolescents who have picked up Ayn Rands novels and have not stopped thinking about them since. I was then a 17-year-old who observed those around me working to acquire material goods and thought that there must be greater meaning to life. Rand presented me with a vision of mankind as heroic and of a world of limitless possibilities. Fortunately for me, she has proved right. As director of medical imaging at George Washington University Hospital, I marvel at the loving care my staff provides to patients using technology that just a short time ago was only a dream. I see Rands ideas alive in my volunteer work with the Districts charter school movement, as stubborn individuals fight to reverse decades of inadequate public education. In his assault on Atlas Shrugged, Michael Gerson contended that Rands concepts are incongruent with those of Ronald Reagan. He of all people should be able to recall these words from Reagans his first inaugural address, which could have come right out of one of Rands books: We have every right to dream heroic dreams. Those who say that we are in a time when there are no heroes just dont know where to look. You can see heroes every day going in and out of factory gates. Others, a handful in number, produce enough food to feed all of us and then the world beyond. You meet heroes across a counter, and they are on both sides of that counter. There are entrepreneurs with faith in themselves and faith in an idea who create new jobs, new wealth and opportunity. Mark S. Lerner, Washington

D.C.s special election


Our choices for the D.C. Council at-large seat and the school board

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istrict voters will go to the polls Tuesday for a special election to fill an at-large seat on the D.C. Council and two ward vacancies on the D.C. State Board of Education. Political observers are predicting a low turnout, but we urge voters to prove them wrong by participating in this important election. Critical issues from continuing school reform to managing constrained public finances confront the city at a time when serial scandals have shaken citizen confidence in government. The voters are going to tell us in this special election which direction they want the city to go, council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) said in an apt description of the role voters will play in choosing from the nine candidates. Up for grabs are the 19 months remaining in the at-large term vacated by Kwame R. Brown when he was elected chairman of the council. And, as The Posts Tim Craig reported, the winner will have the potential to shift the balance of power on the 13-member council. Our choice for the at-large seat is Patrick Mara, a Republican and member of the school board who would bring a much-needed voice of independence to a council too long dominated by the interests of one party. A fiscal conservative who is progressive on social issues, Mr. Mara has made school improvement and government ethics reform priorities of his campaign. In addition to the at-large race, voters in Ward 4 and Ward 8 will

pick their representatives for the State Board of Education. We have endorsed D. Kamili Anderson in Ward 4 and Philip Pannell in Ward 8.

Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and information on voting can be found at www. dcboee.org/election_info/election_year2011/.

Marylands pension bill comes due


After years of profligate spending, a level-headed reform

ESCUING MARYLANDS badly undernourished pension system for retired state government workers didnt rank among the sexiest issues that state lawmakers grappled with this year. Surprisingly, it wasnt even one of the more controversial, at least on the surface. With minimal ado, the legislature managed to find billions of dollars in long-term savings at the expense of current and future employees, the better to restore the retirement funds solvency and slash annual spending. But the changes were bitterly opposed by the states powerful public-sector unions, most of all the 71,000-strong Maryland State Education Association, the teachers union. Having underwritten the campaigns of so many Democratic candidates for so long, the teachers could scarcely believe the lawmakers would turn on them. In the event, thats just what happened. This is heartening. Even in a state as heavily Democratic and pro-union as Maryland, it has dawned on elected officials that spending on public employees has spun wildly out of control. The states general fund revenue grew by 39 percent in

the decade that ended this year; in the same span, spending on pensions and other benefits for state employees grew by 59 percent. And for local employees including teachers, whose pensions are also paid by the state, the cost grew by a staggering 159 percent. This is unsustainable. The ballooning costs, projected into the future, mean the gap between the state pension systems assets and liabilities has grown in every year since the turn of the century and has become a chasm. As things stand now, Maryland has just 60 percent of the funding needed to cover the pension and benefit promises it has made to current and future retirees. Eighty percent is considered minimally responsible. To reach that goal by 2023, the General Assembly adopted a package of reforms that will compel current employees and retirees to pay a greater share of the cost of their benefits while trimming payouts. As the teachers union put it in a summary for its membership: Everybody pays more, and all of the new people get a lot less. The particulars will be painful for Marylands 170,000 active teachers and state employees as well

as its 120,000 retirees. Current employees will see a squeeze on their paychecks as their contributions to the pension system rise to 7 percent of salary from 5 percent. Cost-of-living increases will be slashed. New employees will have to work longer to qualify for a pension and retire later, and their pensions will be smaller. And retirees will face higher out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs. The plan is not a panacea. It is projected to save at least $2.4 billion over the next 12 years, but the states annual payments into the pension system will continue rising much faster than revenues or the budget as a whole. And the goal of covering 80 percent of the funds liabilities by 2023 depends on what may be an over-optimistic 7.75 percent annual return on the systems investments. Trying to head off the legislation, the teachers union for months pursued a strategy of obstruction and denial. When it finally proposed its own costcutting scheme, it was too little and too late. The lesson: States cannot indefinitely promise the moon to any interest group, no matter how powerful and deep-pocketed, without the bill coming due eventually.

No myth: Chinas clean energy


In his April 21 op-ed, Beyond the green China myth, Bjorn Lomborg used outdated figures to make light of Chinas successes in deploying clean energy. In 2010, China invested $45 billion in wind power (more than the entire U.S. clean-energy economy), which led to 17 gigawatts of new installations (more than three times that installed by the United States). By 2010, 31 out of 41 gigawatts of national wind installations were connected to the transmission grid. Chinas largest grid operator has committed to spending $44 billion by 2012 and $88 billion by 2020 on ultra-high-voltage transmission lines. On April 15, the Chinese government said it would make an effort to improve the connection situation and issue regulations soon for national wind power operations. Mr. Lomborg confused the International Energy Agencys scenario for carbon reductions with a business-as-usual forecast. The IEA considered all of Chinas ambitious policies and assumes renewal over the next decade. Discounting this as nothing new penalizes China for being an early adopter. With extended efforts, including increasing the share of non-fossil fuels to 16 percent of the final energy mix by 2020, China is on track to help stabilize the global temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Barbara Finamore, Beijing The writer is China program director for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Rife with risk: Mr. McDonnells support for teachers merit pay
Although I am a fellow Notre Dame alum and supporter of Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R), I believe that he is opening himself up to the law of unintended consequences in his support of $3 million for merit pay to teachers based primarily on their students performance on standards of learning (SOL) tests [Teachers could earn merit pay, Metro, April 19]. I am a high school math teacher. I predict that the first consequence of the merit-pay initiative will be that teachers will fight tooth and nail to avoid teaching groups of lesser ability. The second consequence will be that teachers will no longer help each other but instead will compete against each other. Finally, if my salary is linked to my performances on the SOL, I will practically be forced to embrace a practice I find morally abhorrent; I will have to switch from teaching mathematics to teaching Calculator 101. What is Calculator 101? It is a series of calculator tricks that can be taught to students to ensure that they pass the SOL. No mathematical understanding is necessary; it is an exercise in data entry. Such methods ensure the failure of students in subsequent math classes but guarantee a 100 percent pass rate on the SOL. To teach such things would be detrimental to my students futures, but sorry, kids, Ill have a 100 percent pass rate on the SOL, some added money in my pocket and a designation as an excellent teacher. Perhaps we could link a doctors salary to his patients body-mass index and cholesterol levels or maybe a judges salary to the recidivism rate of those he frees? Lets see how those ideas fly in Richmond. Mary Rebholz, Stafford

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hat is it about the word jobs that our nations leaders fail to understand? How has the most painful economic crisis in decades somehow escaped their notice? Why do they ignore the issues that Americans care most desperately about? Listening to the debate in Washington, youd think the nation was absorbed by the compelling saga of deficit reduction. Youd get the impression that in households across America, parents put their children to bed and then stay up half the night sifting through piles of thinktank reports on the kitchen table, trying to calculate whether there will be enough in the Social Security trust fund to pay benefits beyond 2037. And youd be wrong. Those parents are looking at a pile of bills on the kitchen table, trying to decide which ones have to be paid now and which can slide. The question isnt how to manage health care or retirement costs two decades from now. Its how the family can make it to the end of the month. President Obama gives signs of beginning to perceive this disconnect. His Republican opponents, not so much. Two new polls, both released last week, tell the story. A New York Times/CBS News survey found that four out of 10 respondents believe the economy is getting worse up from three out of 10 last October. Economists insist that things are improving; obviously, not so that anyone would notice. A worrisome 70 percent of those surveyed said the country is heading in the wrong direction. Bad news for Obama is that the poll found his approval down to 46 percent; good news, as far as the president is concerned, is that his most visible GOP antagonist, House Speaker John Boehner, has an approval rating of just 32 percent. Clearly, Americans are not excessively pleased with their leaders. A Washington Post/ABC News poll found greater pessimism about the economy than at any time in the past two years possibly because of the sharp hike in gasoline prices, which 71 percent of respondents said had caused financial hardship. Yet if you followed the debate in Washington, you wouldnt hear much about the cost of keeping the minivan on the road. All that Americans care about, youd have to assume, is the national debt and its long-term evolution. If you listened carefully, youd conclude that the

solution cutting federal medical and retirement benefits was basically settled, and that the only question is whether to do it with a scalpel or a chain saw. But the Post poll found this argument untethered to reality. A definitive 78 percent of respondents said they oppose cuts in federal spending on Medicare. An almost equally impressive 69 percent oppose cutting spending on Medicaid. Social Security, the most sacred of bovines, isnt even on the table but Republicans and the debt-obsessed commentariat are trying to goad Obama into taking the first whack. The wise men and women of Washington complain that the American people are sending a contradictory message that, essentially, theyre acting like spoiled brats who want luxuries they cant afford. But I think the people are speaking quite clearly and sensibly, and I think politicians had better start listening. We want an America that takes care of senior citizens in their retirement. We want an America that ensures medical care for the elderly and the poor. We may not yet know how to guarantee these benefits decades from now, but we know precisely where to start: In both surveys, 72 percent of respondents favored raising taxes on households making more than $250,000 a year. Both polls showed some doubt about deep cuts in military spending, but suggested that after the wealthy are asked to contribute their fair share, the defense budget would be the next place to look. Obama is being slammed by the deficit hawks for not providing leadership on the debt. But it turns out that Obamas position is much closer to that of the American people. A presidents job is not to lead us off a cliff. And perhaps Obama has learned a thing or two. He spent more than a year talking about health care reform when people wanted to hear about jobs and his party paid the price last November. Now, debtcrazed Republicans are returning the favor. Depressed housing prices, an epidemic of foreclosures, 8 million lost jobs thats the reality that Americans face every day. Politicians had better start facing it, too.
The writer will answer questions at 11 a.m. today at www.washingtonpost .com. His e-mail address is eugenerobinson@washpost.com.

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opera. Yet the resemblance is superficial. Graduates of Survivor can eventually fade back into obscurity if they so choose, but Kate has committed herself to this particular televised narrative for the rest of her life. And it is not talent, ambition, intelligence or even wealth that has made William famous, but fate an accident of birth. Kate will now share that fate, and that, I reckon, is exactly what makes her wedding so compelling to read about, write about and discuss. Unlike luck, which comes and goes, fate is permanent. Unlike fortune, which can be good and bad, fate is neither: It just is. You can feel sorry for Prince William, because he has to live his life in public. Or you can envy him, because he will be king of England. Take your pick either way, the details are gripping. Fate is also archaic. We read about it in Greek mythology or Shakespeare. In the modern, meritocratic world, we are used to people earning their power or their celebrity, one way or another. But Prince William is one of the few remaining people on Earth to have been born into real political authority. Even if he does nothing about it, he will someday become head of a relatively important state. And even if he wants to live a completely different life, he cant. Were he to abdicate, like his great-great-uncle, that action would define him and haunt him until the end of his days. In this sense, he really is different from most of us. None of us knows exactly how our lives will turn out, but William has a better idea than most and now Kate does, too. Indeed, one of the things they both know for certain is that, round about this time next week, millions of people theyve never met will be talking about the menu at their wedding supper, the guest list at their ceremony, where they are spending their honeymoon. And heres what I like about them: It seems theyve decided to enjoy themselves anyway. For that alone, I might raise a glass to the happy couple when I see them, after their wedding, on the evening news, even if I dont think Im actually going to sit through the whole ceremony.
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t has taken a while, but its about time Robert E. Lee lost the Civil War. The South, of course, was defeated on the battlefield in 1865, yet the Lee legend swaddled in myth, kitsch and racism has endured even past the civil rights era when it became both urgent and right to finally tell the Lost Cause to get lost. Now it should be Lees turn. He was loyal to slavery and disloyal to his country not worthy, even he might now admit, of the honors accorded him. I confess to always being puzzled by the cult of Lee. Whatever his personal or military virtues, he offered himself and his sword to the cause of slavery. He owned slaves himself and fought tenaciously in the courts to keep them. He commanded a vast army that, had it won, would have secured the independence of a nation dedicated to the proposition that white people could own black people and sell them off, husband from wife, child from parent, as the owner saw fit. Such a man cannot be admired. But he is. All over the South, particularly in his native Virginia, the cult of Lee is manifested in streets, highways and schools named for him. When I first moved to the Washington area, I used to marvel at these homages to the man. What was being honored? Slavery? Treason? Or maybe, for this is how I perceive him, no sense of humor? (Often, that is mistaken for wisdom.) I also wondered what a black person was supposed to think or, maybe more to the point, feel. Chagrin or rage would be perfectly appropriate. Still, even I was not immune to the cult of Lee. I kept thinking I must be missing something. I imagined all sorts of virtues in his face. He is always dignified in all those photos of him, dour, a perfect pill of a man yet somehow adored by his men. They cheered him when he left Appomattox Court House, having just surrendered to the far more admirable U.S. Grant. They shouted, Hooray for Lee! Hooray for what? Now comes Elizabeth Brown Pryor, author of Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters who in an essay for the New York Times gives us a Lee who is at odds with the one of gauzy myth. He was not, as I once thought, the creature of crushing social and political pressure who had little choice but to pick his state over his country. In fact, various members of his own family stuck with the Union. When Lee consulted his brothers, sister and local clergymen, he found that most leaned toward the Union, Pryor wrote. At a grim dinner with two close cousins, Lee was told that they also intended to uphold their military oaths. . . . Sister Anne Lee Marshall unhesitatingly chose the Northern side, and her son outfitted himself in blue uniform. Pryor says that about 40 percent of Virginia officers would remain with the Union forces. After the war, the South embraced a mythology of victimhood. An important feature was the assertion that the war had been not about slavery at all but about states rights. The secessionists themselves were not so shy. In their various declarations, they announced they were leaving the Union to preserve slavery. Lee not only accepted the Lost Cause myth, he propagated it and came to embody it. Lee was a brilliant field marshal whose genius was widely acknowledged Lincoln wanted him to command the Union forces. In a way, thats a pity. A commander of more modest talents might have been beaten sooner, might not have taken the war to the North (Gettysburg) and expended so many lives. Lee, in this regard, is an American Rommel, the German general who fought brilliantly, but for Hitler. Almost until Hitler compelled his suicide, Rommel, too, did his duty. L.P. Hartleys observation that the past is a foreign country cautions us all against facile judgments. But in that exotic place called the antebellum South, there were plenty of people who recognized the evil of slavery or, if nothing else, the folly of secession. Lee was not one of them. He deserves no honor no college, no highway, no high school. In the awful war (620,000 dead) that began 150 years ago this month, he fought on the wrong side for the wrong cause. Its time for Virginia and the South to honor the ones who were right.
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month ago, I told a British friend that I might be coming to London on April 29. You cant get here on the 29th, she told me. Thats the day of the wedding. I told her I wasnt invited to a wedding. Then I remembered. Ah yes, that wedding. Not that my friend had any interest in the marriage of Catherine Middleton and Prince William of Wales, of course: She was just worried, she said, about traffic. But we started talking about the wedding anyway and, as it turned out, we both had opinions. We agreed that Kate always manages to look happy on television, which is not easy. We also thought she has excellent, swishy hair. We felt that Prince William seems like an earnest young man, and thought it was too bad that he would have to wait so long to have a real job. We guessed that the brides dress would be quite modest, at least compared with the fluffy number chosen so long ago by the woman who would have been her mother-in-law. My friend is not a royal watcher or a tabloid reader. Neither am I. Nevertheless, without actually trying, both of us had absorbed quite a lot of information about these two people, neither of whom we had ever met. We were familiar with Kates sister, Pippa. We had seen pictures of a see-through dress Kate once wore in a student fashion show. We knew that William has a degree in geography. But we also discussed them in a tone different from one we would use if we were talking about, say, Madonna, or Tony Blair. Neither Kate nor William has ever run for office, and never will. They have never promised anything to anybody not lower taxes, not better health care and so there is no reason to find them disappointing. Theyve never written a pop song or appeared in a movie, so there isnt much sense in complaining that they are overrated, past their prime or out of tune. The only other kind of celebrity they might possibly be said to resemble are the stars of reality television. Like the girls who go and sit on desert islands, Kate has chosen to take part in a long-running and very public soap

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n administration that lacks a consistent foreign policy philosophy has nevertheless established a predictable foreign policy pattern. A popular revolt takes place in country X. President Obama is caught by surprise and says little. A few days later an administration spokesman weakly calls for reform. A few more days of mounting protests and violence follow. Then, after an internal debate that spills out into the media, the president decides he must do something. But hoping to keep expectations low, his actions are limited in scope. By this point, a strategic opportunity is missed and the protesters in country X feel betrayed. This record of serial indecision has damaged American interests. The Obama administration initially stood aloof from the Iranian Green Revolution, even though democratic regime change may be the only realistic alternative to American confrontation with the Tehran regime over its nuclear ambitions. In Libya, Obama waited until Benghazi was in the shadow of genocide before an incremental response. Obama has deployed American credibility in Libya eventually supporting regime change while pursuing policies that seem designed to result in stalemate. In Syria, the administration calls for meaningful reforms while Damascus employs mass violence against mass protests. Apart from moral considerations, wouldnt the coldest pragmatist see benefit in the overthrow of Irans main ally in the Middle East? It is no longer credible to blame these failures on inexperience an argument that years of experience tends to undermine. A novice can learn from his mistakes. Obama apparently doesnt view these outcomes as mistaken. So what explains his positive preference for ambivalence? First, there is the political context of Obamas 2008 election campaign. Since George W. Bush embraced democracy promotion, Obama would devalue it. Since Bush called out enemies, Obama would cultivate them. But the return to nuance turned out to be remarkably superficial. Did Bushs decisiveness really discredit the idea of decisiveness itself ? Events in the Middle East have forced the Obama administration to gradually abandon its philosophy of Bush negation, but the vestiges of that view have slowed an effective response at every stage. A second explanation concerns Obamas leadership style. He still acts the part of a college professor who has unlimited time to sift and

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debate his options, as though extended deliberation were a virtue and indecision had no cost. But changes in the Middle East are demonstrating how difficult it is to conduct a seminar during a hurricane. Hesitance precludes options. Third, the administrations national security team does little to challenge Obamas predisposition toward vacillation. Vice President Biden is, to put it kindly, a quirky foreign policy thinker with a history of getting large strategic issues wrong. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is focused on the war in Afghanistan, making him naturally resistant to American involvement elsewhere. Hillary Clinton has shown flashes of resolve, but the daily task of any secretary of state is to manage the status quo. Finally, on foreign policy issues Obama seems to have drunk deeply at the well of academic liberalism. In the immediate aftermath of the Green Revolution in 2009, he said, Its not productive given the history of U.S.-Iranian relations to be seen as meddling, the U.S. president meddling in Iranian elections. Obama was arguing that American support would somehow stain or delegitimize Iranian democratic aspirations even as protesters were appealing for our help. This sounds more like the buzz of the faculty lounge than the leadership of an American president charged with defending and advancing historys noblest ideals. Some mix of these factors has combined to render the Obama administration blind to the promise of our times. Ending tyranny in the traditional centers of Arab cultural influence Baghdad, Cairo and Damascus would be a transformation akin to the fall of the Berlin Wall. It would demonstrate the exhaustion of authoritarianism in the Arab world and open the possibility of more successful, hopeful societies in the region. This transformation involves considerable risks. But those risks are magnified by an administration that refuses to take risks that is willing to speak or act only when it becomes obvious that silence and inertia will bring disaster. Now the Arab revolt has led to a predictable counterreaction the attempt by regimes such as Libya and Syria to prove the efficacy of brutality. Their success would undermine American interests for decades. Presidential administrations dont get to choose their historical challenges. But they can firmly take a side.
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oday I am refiling my lawsuit against Washington City Paper, a tabloid paper that published false and reckless charges about me in November 2010. The case needed to be refiled in Washington, not New York, for legal reasons; the rest of the complaint is essentially the same. I expect to be criticized once again for pursuing this lawsuit. I originally filed it for one reason: The paper refused to issue an apology and retract false and damaging attacks on my integrity. If it had done so, there would have been no lawsuit. For more than eight months, the same writer at this tabloid blogged or wrote about me. In producing more than 55 pieces, only three times did this particular writer bother to call my staff to check facts. The reporters of The Post and other papers know that my communications adviser, Tony Wyllie, is available 24-7 to respond to questions about me and the Washington Redskins. This writer, however, chose not to call to check the facts before he wrote an article last November that contained so many false assertions. I am the son of a University of Missouri School of Journalism graduate whose professional pedigree includes working at United Press International and National Geographic. I am proud of that legacy from my dad and understand the journalists perspective and challenges. I am not thin-skinned about personal criticism. I consider myself very fortunate to own the Redskins. Criticism comes with the territory and I respect it. I have never sued people who publish critical opinions of me, nor have I previously sued any news organization. I understand the anger people feel toward me when the Redskins have a losing season or when we sign a veteran player who does not meet expectations. I have been a Redskins fan all my life, and I get angry, too, including at myself. I am the first to admit that Ive made mistakes as an owner. I hope Ive learned from them. All I want is for the Redskins to win! But I also hope that people understand why sometimes, especially in the age of the Internet, when an unretracted lie can live forever, you have to draw the line. I honor vigorous free expression in the media. But even a public figure can sue for defamation when a tabloid paper publishes a harmful assertion of a fact, not an opinion, that it knows to be false or recklessly disregards the truth. That is exactly what this writer and City Paper did. Among many examples in the November 2010 article, the most egregious was when the article stated: This is the same Dan Snyder who got caught forging names as a telemarketer for Snyder Communications. That is a clear factual assertion that I am guilty of forgery, a serious crime that goes directly to the heart of my reputation as a businessman, marketer and entrepreneur. It is false. Remarkably, several weeks after I filed the lawsuit, the publisher wrote in Washington City Paper that she was baffled that anyone could read the article and believe that I had been accused of personally engaging in forgery. In fact, she wrote, we have no reason to believe he personally did any such thing and our story never says he did. Well, I am baffled, too, since personally engaging in forgery is precisely what the paper explicitly said I had been caught doing. If the publisher has no reason to believe that Dan Snyder got caught forging names, then why not retract the words that explicitly said I was a forger and simply apologize? Lets be clear what this lawsuit is not about. It is not about money. I have already publicly committed to donate any financial damages I win to help the homeless. Nor did I or any of my representatives ask for the tabloid writer to be fired, despite published reports to the contrary. The large for-profit corporation that owns Washington City Paper could have checked the public facts and done the right thing: required its paper to retract the false charges and apologize. Had they done so when I filed the lawsuit, I would have immediately withdrawn the case. If City Paper in the next several days retracts the false statements cited in my lawsuit and apologizes, I am still willing to withdraw the case. Simply put, this lawsuit is about the truth and the need to correct the record, even when you are a public figure, when your character and integrity are falsely and recklessly attacked. This is the case whether you are a public figure or a private citizen. Nothing more and nothing less. Enough is enough.
The writer is owner of the Washington Redskins.

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Check out live coverage of the Districts special election for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council throughout the day Tuesday.

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After a fight among several people broke out on the day after Easter, police arrested a suspect in an attack on a youth who was severely wounded. B3

Mining the past


The grandsons of a foreman for the old Maryland Mine, shuttered in 1940, rediscover some of the artifacts from the time when mens dreams were gold-filled. B2

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Bruce F. Jamerson stood day after day for two decades watching over the Virginia House of Delegates was covered with a black shroud Monday. No one stood behind it. One by one, delegate after delegate stood up on the House floor in the Capitol designed by Thomas Jefferson, their eyes tearing up and voices breaking, to pay tribute to Jamerson, the chambers chief historian and protector of its traditions.

Jamersons body was found Monday beside the James River in Powhatan County. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, officials said. He was 53. Jefferson himself could not have loved this place more than Bruce Jamerson, said House Minority Leader Ward L. Armstrong (D-Henry), pausing occassionally to collect himself. He loved his wife. He loved his family, but he was immersed in the House of Delegates. It was in the very fabric of his being. Jamersons death and its cause shocked the states political leaders. Condolences poured in from former governors, members of Congress and, of course, the legislators he served every day in line with the jobs official title: Clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates and Keeper of the Rolls of the Commonwealth.

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Colleagues were shocked to learn of Bruce F. Jamersons death because of his devotion to his family and job.

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Montgomery County school officials Monday night named Joshua P. Starr, head of a small but distinguished district in Connecticut, as their replacement for Superintendent Jerry D. Weast, who is retiring after 12 years as head of Marylands largest school system. During the meeting, Starr was praised as a man of infectious personality and big ideas. Patricia ONeill, the only member still on the Board of Education from when Weast was hired in 1999, said

it was drawn by Starrs enthusiasm, his research of us, his commitment to data-driven decision making and his youth. This is a passing of the torch, ONeill (Bethesda-Chevy Chase) said. Board President Christopher Barclay added: We have a good thing going here, and we were not looking for candidates who were going to change direction. We were looking for candidates who were going to take us to the next level. school continued on B8

Cutting a path through the fog

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A man takes an early morning jog at Gravelly Point in Arlington County as a dense fog settles over the Potomac River on Monday. Temperatures will reach the low 80s Tuesday.

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hings went very retro on 17th Street one night last week in the District. And I mean that in a bad way. It was like I was in the 50s or something, Ari Fredge, 45, told me. He and his main squeeze hopped into a cab after a nice dinner out. They told the cabbie their destination, then shared a quick kiss after the driver pulled away. A peck, they said. Slam! went the brakes. My cab is not a bed. You cannot have sex in my cab! declared the driver, who ordered the couple to get out of his taxi. Stunned, the two men got out of the cab, just a few blocks from the restaurant. It took Fredges partner, Christopher Holloway, 51, a little longer to get out. Recovering from double hip surgery, he was using a cane and wasnt moving so quickly. The driver demanded that the men

pay $6.35 for the four-block ride and unceremonious dump. When they refused to fork over the money, the cabbie warned them that hed call the police for nonpayment, said Fredge, who works in human resources at a Georgetown hotel. Too late; Im already calling 911, Fredge told the driver, who then sped off. The men were devastated by what happened. Ive lived all over. In Missouri, in Texas, in Germany, California, Tennessee, Holloway told me. Ive never been treated like this anywhere. Its one of the reasons I live here, because it is such a tolerant, friendly city. The driver picked them up at 17th and P streets NW in Dupont Circle. dvorak continued on B6

Marylands highest court on Monday rejected Prince Georges Countys request to throw out a civil judgment of $5 million for a man who was jailed for more than eight months after he was wrongly charged with killing his wife a decision that will cost the county at least another $2.5 million. Under Maryland law, the plaintiff in the case, Keith Longtin, began accruing 10 percent interest from the day a civil

jurys verdict was entered into the record in 2006. The civil jury found that county police had violated Longtins constitutional rights and awarded him $6.4 million on Aug. 31, 2006. A Circuit Court judge later reduced that award to about $5 million. But attorneys for the county asked the Court of Special Appeals to throw out the verdict, arguing that Longtin had failed to meet a filing deadline. He was in jail for the slaying he did not commit when the deadline passed.

In January 2010, a three-judge panel of the Court of Special Appeals rejected the countys appeal. Rather than pay Longtin and his attorneys, county attorneys again appealed, to the state Court of Appeals. Interest continued to build. It works like a credit card, said Cary J. Hansel, one of Longtins attorneys. The interest gets compounded. By the time the Court of Appeals appeal continued on B5

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Minutes after a judge dismissed a union lawsuit against Montgomery County on Monday, the labor leader who had filed it walked out of the Rockville courthouse and across the street to make his case to the County Council, which controls spending in the county. Sitting in the front row of a hearing room and at times alongside the government staff tasked with briefing council members Gino Renne, head of the Municipal and County Government

Employees Organization, urged council members to reject County Executive Isiah Leggetts proposal for cutting county employee health and retirement benefits and instead support the unions approach. Leggett disregarded Rennes proposals and a county arbitrators ruling that he must adhere to them when he proposed a $4.35 billion budget last month, touching off a fierce fight over labor rights and fiscal responsibility in the liberal-leaning county. A labor arbitrator had ruled for Renne

and his union last month, saying Rennes proposals had to be included in Leggetts budget. When Leggett didnt do so, the union sued. On Monday, Circuit Court Judge Robert A. Greenberg dismissed the suit, saying public employees had brought the matter to court too soon and must first make their case before a county labor relations administrator. Across the street, Renne appeared to get a sympathetic hearing Monday from union continued on B5

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ralphgrutzmacher: The question is whether the voice system we have is working not whether a newer, more expensive system might work as well after a decade or so of experience. jack98110: It seems like a waste of money to bother with text messages. If youre in a 911 situation, just call 911! You dont have to talk; the 911 operator can hear whats happening in the background if youre close enough to the action that you cant talk. It seems like just punching 911 and nothing else is a lot less obvious than punching a lot of keys. glenmayne: Going digital would be very expensive for many jurisdictions. Years ago people didnt even have cellphones. It would be a better solution to just stay out of trouble. SATXan: Its inexcusable that nearly ten years after 9/11 that our nations 911 infrastructure remains such a dangerous embarrassment. Its only by the dedicated and heroic efforts of our emergency response personnel to overcome the limits of our chewing gum and duct tape systems that it works at all. BEEPEE: I can see situations where a call isnt possible but a text would work. gunnyv: Emergency services waste a lot of time now investigating calls made by people too stupid to stop and see what looks like an emergency actually is. This morning I responded to a man down called in by a cellphone caller driving by. It was a man filling potholes in a parking lot. MKadyman: The last thing that law enforcement needs is mindless people texting to report crimes. They will invariably leave out critical information that can only be obtained by a trained dispatcher who is talking to a caller on the phone. As it is now many callers dont know where they are, are excited, and argue with the dispatcher. If they were allowed to use text messaging many people would be left without help. BlueTwo1: Typical bureaucratic inertia. Since kids are the prime movers of texting and old people manage 911, texting doesnt appear on managements radar. vuac: The youth who fuel texting as an acceptable and preferred method of communication should just grow up and learn to use the voice feature on their phones if they want help. TonyatheTiger: Adding text capability to 911 systems is a critical upgrade for anyone who cant hear or speak well enough to use a conventional phone. dastubbs: Oh, man. Just wait until the Black Helicopters crowd finds out the wireless companies will need to transmit GPS data with text messages.

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Q: Is The Washington Post going to cover the violence on Metro? It would be nice if the paper would hold Metros feet to the fire and not allow them to get away with there arent enough police due to the budget. In my place of employment we are told to do more with less. Metro should have to as well, especially when it comes to rider safety. At this point I do not feel comfortable riding the train to Nats games because of the teen violence that has gone completely unchecked. Metro needs to get LEnfant Plaza and the Green Line under control (and Chinatown while youre at it) or someone is going to get killed. And thats not if, but when, unfortunately. Thomson: I think its not strictly a budget problem. Chief Michael Taborn says hes getting more officers out of administrative jobs and out into the system. But he also says and I believe him that theres way too much territory for his officers to cover. I would like to see Metro hire more Transit Police officers. Riders frequently say theyd really like to see more officers on the trains and buses, around the station entrances and in the parking areas. Metros crime stats still are pretty low. But a lot of what the riders are talking about doesnt show up in crime stats because the incidents arent reported. Q: If Metros Transit Police would actually ticket the smoking/eating/drinking violators that they see, I think the budget problems would be solved and the ride would be safer and more pleasant for customers. I dont know the fine (should be at least $50 or its a joke), but I have never seen transit officers ticket anyone in the 15 years Ive been riding Metro. Even when you find an officer and ask them to ticket, they do not. Im most burned (pun intended) by letting smokers smoke, because that causes direct harm and is a daily occurrence at some stations, like Prince Georges Plaza. Thomson: I do think Transit Police should focus more attention on these offenses. Yes, theyre minor. But enforcement visible enforcement would send a message that the travel rules are respected. Probably not as exciting as swabbing your bag to see if youre a terrorist.

wo obsessions gripped Edgar T. Ingalls until the day he died. One was that riches could be found beneath the soil near his Potomac home. The other was that people should be made aware of the fight to pull those riches from the ground. His grandsons, brothers Byron and Darrel Ricketts, share the second obsession. Thats why were in a massive warehouse just inside the Beltway in Prince Georges County. Its a repository for National Park Service artifacts. Arranged on a table are items the brothers havent seen for 40 years. Theyre relics from the Maryland Mine, a long-shuttered gold mine near Great Falls where their grandfather was the foreman. There are ore samples. Theres a set of brass weights to weigh precious metals. Theres a large round bell that was used to signal shift changes unless it signaled when the elevator was emerging from the mine shaft. (The brothers cant remember.)

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Standing in his full dress police uniform at a funeral recently, Hanover County Sheriffs Deputy Sgt. Tim Sutton was startled when a young man walked up to him, stood almost chest-to-chest with him, touched his badge, and then reached for his gun. Reaching for a police officers gun typically leads to quick, decisive action, and Sutton has seen his share. But he recognized that the man was autistic. Sutton backed away. He wasnt a threat, Sutton said. Sometimes they dont understand. And you need to be aware of that. Roanoke Police Officer Travis Akins piped in. If someone grabs your badge, is that an issue for anybody in here? Lets be real, what might happen? The anybody in here was an audience of police officers and sheriffs deputies from Fairfax and Prince William counties, as well as Falls Church, Vienna and Herndon police, who were learning how to recognize and handle the rapidly growing population of people with autism in Northern Virginia. Authorities estimate that one in 110 babies is born with autism, which manifests itself differently in each person. Some are mute. Some are obsessive. Some are savants. There are 2,200 autistic students in the Fairfax schools alone, and 12,000 in Virginia. For a cop in the heat of the moment, failing to recognize autism can turn out badly. Everyone in the classroom at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy was aware of a recent incident in Stafford County, in which a 19-year-old autistic man did not promptly give a response when an officer asked his name. The officer tried to arrest him, and the man fought back. A jury last month convicted the man of assault and recommended a sentence of 10 1/2 years in prison. In Los Angeles, officers have shot and killed two autistic men in recent years, including one last year who did not take his hands out of his pockets. Sutton and Akins conducted the seminar with Didi Zaryczny, a parent of an autistic child and a member of the Commonwealth Autism Service, which has been pushing for more public safety training in recent years. And this was not just four hours of sensitivity training. Sutton, Akins and Zaryczny offered up a continuous stream of practical tips for officers on the street, in recognizing people with autism, dealing calmly with them, realizing their susceptibility to becoming crime victims and finding them when they disappear. Get out there, meet them, know them, Akins told the officers. Show them the uniform is there

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to keep them safe. One Fairfax officer in the audience pointed out that simply returning a runaway home is not a positive experience for an autistic person and can cause them to flee any officer, at anytime, in the future. Forty percent of autistic people are mute. Others have echolalia, repeating back things that are said to them. Might you interpret that as being a smartass? Akins asked his audience. Yes, you might. So many officers are so quick to react. Do it now! I used to be one. I tell a lot of horror stories. Remember that calm breeds calm. Resist the impulse to act quickly. Were misinterpreting a lot of these peoples actions. When an arrest is necessary, Sutton stressed that officers must place autistic people on their sides, because a lack of muscle tone can cause them to suffocate. You handcuff em, put em facedown on the ground while youre waiting for a backup unit, Sutton said. All of a sudden, theyre dead. Autistic people gravitate toward water as a calming influence when they are stressed, and that includes when they run away from home. Every district officer, you absolutely have got to know your water sources, Akins implored them. The inability of autistic people to recognize that they are being manipulated, or bullied, can put them in bad situations. Sutton said autistic people are easily convinced to be drug mules. Can you take this package over there? Next thing you know, theyre running drugs, and they cant explain what happened, Sutton said. Similarly, a lack of guile might lead them to be molested. Sutton said they are easy targets for sexual predators who ask, Do you want to go for a ride? Scott Campbell, a member of the Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia, said 80 percent of females with autism report being sexually assaulted, and 40 percent report 10 or more incidents. Campbell also does training for law enforcement, and he was in the audience as another helpful voice. He said some officers keep photos and notes in their cruisers of autistic people in their patrol areas. Doug Coulter, a Fairfax officer in the West Springfield district, said he was taking his training back to his colleagues at the station. He said he had found missing Alzheimers patients in creeks, but no one had ever explained why searchers should immediately look for them near water. To serve and protect, Akins reminded his fellow officers. I think thats what the vast majority of us signed up for years ago. What an excellent opportunity to protect those who cant protect themselves.

Gold was discovered near Great Falls in the mid-19th century. It was deep, and it was petulant. To get it out, miners went as far as 300 feet down and blasted, picked and chiseled away at rock. Tons of stone were sent to the surface to be crushed in powerful mills. The crushed ore was mixed with mercury to draw the gold from the powdered stone. How much gold was there? Just enough. But when FDR froze the price of gold at less than $40 an ounce during the Depression, the mine was no longer profitable. It closed in 1940. He always dreamed that they would reopen the mine someday, Byron said of his grandfather. They didnt, so Ingalls directed his gold fever in a different direction. He opened a little museum to the mine in his Potomac home, eventually building an addition to his house and opening it to the public on weekends. His wife, Marie, painted scenes of mine life. There was mine equipment on display, gold-flecked ore samples (locked in a safe each night) as well as artifacts from previous inhabitants: Civil War buttons and sword blades, Indian arrowheads. In 1960, Ingalls published a pamphlet on the mine, its history, its operations. His family had owned a farm not far away, and hed started at the mine as a teenager. His pamphlet is laced with the optimism of the gold-obsessed. As far as real mining goes, the surface of this tremendous ore deposit has just been scratched, he wrote. The horizontal drift on the 200-foot level has been extended only 175 feet south and 200 feet north on the vein. With the right investors, the right men, the right equipment. . . . Ingalls never had the chance. Although he and son Huntley would do occasional prospecting they shipped 20 ounces of gold to the U.S. Mint Edgar went to work at the Dalecarlia water treatment plant. In 1971, Ingalls prepared to move to North Carolina. He didnt want to break up his museum and was happy when the Park Service stepped in and bought the collection for $6,000. His dream was that the Park Service the mine is in the C&O Canal National Historical Park would put the collection on display. It didnt, and that left his family a little teed off. For awhile, the collection sat in boxes in the basement of Great Falls Tavern. It was moved to Sharpsburg, Md., then Springfield. Today, its at the Park Services Museum Resource Center in Landover. Ahna Wilson, a Park Service C&O Canal historian, arranged for some items to be pulled for the brothers to see. Our familys always wondered what happened to it, Darrel said of the collection. Some bits miners helmets, prospecting pans, crucibles are at a gold mining museum at Monroe Park in Fauquier County. The rest is here. There isnt money to put it on display, and Great Falls Tavern is the last place it should go: Its in a flood plain. The brothers worry that some artifacts might have disappeared over the years they remember an old rifle and a large chunk of ore shot through with gold (If theres anything that might walk, its gold, Byron said) but it could just be that they havent been catalogued yet. If anyone got rich working the Maryland Mine, it wasnt Edgar T. Ingalls, who died in 1974. Our mother said they were never poorer than when he was working at the mine, Byron said. Said Darrel: He died poor, basically. He always contended there was much more down there.
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Victim of house fire in Potomac is identified


Montgomery County fire department officials on Monday identified the victim of a house fire Sunday in Potomac as Sung Y. Kwack, 74. Firefighters were called to a home in the 8500 block of Scarboro Court about 4:40 a.m. Sunday. There they found two men in their mid-70s. Officials say Kwack was unconscious and was taken to a hospital, where he later died. The other man was treated for minor smoke inhalation. An autopsy is pending.
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celebrate its 200th anniversary next year, has also committed to raise $15 million more on its own. The donation also will be used to boost a specialty in business law. The 23-year-old Carey Foundation, founded by William Polk Carey, has also given $50 million to Johns Hopkins University, home of the Carey Business School, and $50 million to Arizona State University for the W.P. Carey School of Business.
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U-Md. law school gets major donation


The W.P. Carey Foundation has donated $30 million to the University of Maryland School of Law, the largest gift in its nearly 200-year history, law school officials announced Monday. The donation will go toward faculty support and boosting the endowment, spokesman Jeffrey Raymond said, and the school be known as the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The law school, which will
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Man fatally shot in Fort Washington


A Waldorf man was shot and killed early Monday in Fort Washington, Prince Georges County police said. Officers found James A. Jackson Jr., 28, lying in the street outside Martinis Restaurant and Lounge in the 700 block of Cady Drive at 1 a.m., authorities said. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. It remains unclear why Jackson was shot, authorities said.
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The commuting disaster expected to torment drivers on New York Avenue in Northeast Washington failed to materialize Monday morning. The six lanes normally afforded to travelers were cut to four, with each direction losing one lane between Penn Street and Florida Avenue. And yet traffic flowed smoothly along the bridge over train tracks north of Union Station without any additional delays. Because of the Easter holiday, today hasnt been that bad, said Ali Shakeri, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) program manager overseeing the project. A lot of people are on vacation. We didnt see that much traffic today. However, drivers shouldnt rest easy; officials say the commute is likely to get worse, with additional delays of at least 30 minutes during the height of rush hour. The lane reduction is expected to last two years, which is a

long-term issue for the more than 87,000 vehicles that pass through the area each day. DDOT has encouraged travelers to avoid the area by promoting alternate routes and a Bridge Bucks program offering $50 per month in transit assistance for the first 2,000 people who fit the criteria. About 300 people have qualified so far, Shakeri said. The biggest driving delays in the region appeared to be on westbound Florida Avenue approaching New York Avenue. MARC and Metro trains rattled overhead while cars spent about 10 minutes in line before crossing the intersection. Traffic officers helped guide vehicles and pedestrians alike through this zone, preventing any serious backups from occurring on the roads and sidewalks. The officers will be there for two weeks, and, if DDOT determines it needs them there longer, that could be extended, Shakeri said. Pedestrians who normally walk on New York Avenue to the

east of Florida Avenue are no longer able to cross the bridges. Instead, there is a pedestrian detour that winds down Fourth Street and up Florida Avenue to the intersection. The detour is a bit of a hike, requiring travelers to traipse through a strip of wholesalers. On Monday morning, most of the road was blocked for a while by a large truck, which caused delays for drivers and pedestrians in both directions. Pedestrians need to add extra time to their walk if theyre going to be walking through this spot each day. Shakeri, who took over the project a year and a half ago, seemed pleasantly surprised while observing traffic from a parking lot on eastbound New York Avenue. He warned that it could take time for the full impact of the lane closures to become evident to drivers. Our experience is that when you close lanes, it takes people a couple of weeks to adjust, he said.
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Court: Prison did not violate mans rights


Virginias prison system did not violate a Muslim inmates religious rights when it refused to allow him to grow a 1/8-inch beard, which he believes is required by his religion, a federal judge has ruled. William Couch, a 50-year-old Sunni Muslim, is a medium-security prisoner serving multiple life sentences for rape and other conTHE DISTRICT

victions. He challenged the Virginia Department of Corrections grooming policy, which bans long hair and beards. U.S. District Judge Samuel G. Wilson in Harrisonburg sided with the department in a ruling Thursday. Couchs attorney, Jeffrey Fogel, filed an appeal Monday.
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Report finds violations in firetruck donation


An investigation by the D.C. Inspector General has concluded that deputies of former mayor Adrian M. Fenty flouted procurement regulations, broke personnel rules and otherwise failed to exercise proper oversight of a process meant to send a firetruck and an ambulance to Sosua, a poor seaside town in the Dominican Republic. The report comes more than two years after questions were first raised about the District governments donation of the emergency equipment. It mostly reiterates the findings of an earlier D.C. Council investigation, but the report offers new and pointed criticism of several officials including Fentys development director, David Jannarone; his general counsel, Andrew Chip Richardson; and Deputy Fire Chief Ronald Gill Jr. During a 2009 trip to Sosua, Gill and Jannarone improperly accepted meals, airport transportation and other gifts, the report found. And investigators said that during a subsequent investigation ordered by the Districts attorney general, Peter J. Nickles, Richardson failed to disclose his prior business relationship with Sinclair Skinner, a businessman and fraternity brother who also traveled to Sosua and played a key role in the donation.
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A teenager was stabbed and seriously wounded in a fight Monday at the National Zoo, officials said. D.C. police Commander Michael Reese said that some kind of ruckus apparently broke out on the zoo grounds and might have continued at or near the entrance. No age was given for the victim, and he was not identified. The attack occurred as the zoo marked a local tradition on the day after Easter: African American Family Day. The motive in the attack was unclear Monday night. Reese, who is head of the 2nd Police District, said the fight might have stemmed from an ongoing dispute. Or, he said, it could be something that just happened right there. The teenager was stabbed at least twice, at least once within the zoo and at least one more time at or near the entrance, according to Reese. Some of the same assailants might have been involved in both attacks, Reese said. A zoo spokeswoman said the victim left the zoo on his own. He was later found by police on Connecticut Avenue near the zoo entrance and was taken to a hospital. Pete Piringer, a D.C. fire department spokesman, said the victim was found bleeding shortly after 4 p.m. outside an apartment building in the 2900 block of Connecticut Avenue NW. He described the wounds as possibly life-threatening. Zoo spokeswoman Lindsay Renick Mayer said zoo police found someone who they later

turned over to D.C. police. However, Reese said police had made no arrests in the incident, and were asking anyone with information to come forward. The fight broke out about 3:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the Small Mammal House, authorities said. Zoo spokeswoman Jodi Legge said zoo security ejected an unspecified number of people, many of them juveniles, as a result of the fight. Legge said the zoo, with a capacity of 25,000 visitors, was extremely crowded Monday. In addition to the many

children attending the zoos annual day-after-Easter celebration, tourists and youngsters on spring break filled the zoo to capacity, Legge said. The annual Easter Monday celebration was marred in 2000 when a teenager, in a dispute with teens from another neighborhood, shot and wounded seven people at the zoos main entrance. A year later, the shooter was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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District voters will go the polls Tuesday to elect a new at-large member to the D.C. Council to fill the seat left vacant when Kwame R. Brown (D) was elected chairman of the body last year. Although turnout is expected to be light, the polls will be open at all 143 precincts from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nine candidates have campaigned for the office: six Democrats, one Republican, one independent and one member of the D.C. Statehood Green Party. After Brown was sworn in as chairman in January, the D.C. Democratic State Committee voted to appoint Sekou Biddle as an interim member pending the special election. Biddle is now vying to keep the seat for the remainder of the term. The winner of the election will assume office within days of the election being certified. The candidates on the ballot, in the order that names will will appear, are Alan Page, an attorney and a member of the Statehood Green Party; Dorothy Douglas, a School Board member and a Democrat; Bryan Weaver, an activist and a Democrat; Arkan Haile, an attorney and an independent; Joshua Lopez, an activist and a Democrat; Patrick Mara, a consultant and a Republican; Biddle, a former school board member; Tom Brown, an advocate and former teacher and a Democrat; and Vincent B. Orange, a former council member and a Democrat. Voters in wards 4 and 8 will also be electing representatives to the school board. Under a District law implemented last year, residents can register and vote on the same day with a drivers license or other proof of residence, such as a utility bill. Voters can contact the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics at (202) 727-2525 for more details.
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he Federal Diary gets lots of reader comments, some of them fit to print. Occasionally, we give readers a chance to speak out by printing a few of their remarks, including those posted online. The comments may have been edited for clarity and length. The first letter is from a reader who didnt agree with some points in a recent column that said House Republicans are jabbing federal employees in ways that could make their lives uncomfortable a little bit at a time. I was horrified by your statements where you seemed to imply some sort of vendetta against federal employees because Republicans want to fire or not hire people who are seriously delinquent in paying taxes. As a CPA and former employee of the inspector generals office at the Department of Defense (and someone who generally votes Democratic), I cannot understand your position. Although its true that not allowing such people to hold federal jobs doesnt have huge impact in terms of numbers, it does send a message that I believe needs to be conveyed. My resignation from government service came directly from the frustration of not being able to fire a non-performing employee who had passed his probationary period without anyone having the good sense to remove him; he was eventually fired many months after my departure. Personally, I would approach the problem differently than the other bill you mentioned, but the two-year probationary period would at least be a step in the right direction and certainly does not necessarily constitute a vendetta by anyone in Congress.
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Fatigue among air traffic controllers has been an issue for years, but it has taken on new urgency after seven incidents of controllers falling asleep on the job or being distracted while working overnight shifts. Controllers have been fired in two cases, and other controllers have been suspended. The Washington Post spoke with Trish Gilbert, executive vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, about changes that are in the works for the 15,475 controllers and other issues the recent events have brought to light. Q: Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt and controllers union President Paul Rinaldi have been visiting air traffic control centers to talk with controllers about the recent problems and expected standards of conduct. What has come up during the dialogue? A: Were trying to make sure they understand that in the 24-7 operation we have, there is fatigue in the system. Previous administrations have been aware of it but never addressed it. Weve made some headway with this administration. Weve had a task force working for 18 to 24 months on a plan to mitigate the fatigue. Those twelve recommendations are out now. We have a team looking at how to transition to implementing them. You cant with a snap of the finger change everything and not make things worse. Q: Under a plan implemented this month, controllers will be guaranteed a minimum of nine hours off between tightly scheduled shifts. But the union has favored scheduling practices that compress controllers schedules, lengthening weekends to three days or more. Has there been much resistance to this change? A. Its a Band-Aid fix. The science is showing that adding extra hours between the nighttime shifts and the day shift is the most important, not what we call the swing shift and the day shift. Education is one of the recommendations on how to mitigate fatigue by yourself, both at home and work from what you eat and how to exercise to when you sleep and how long you sleep. As far as the changes in shifts go, theres always a little resistance to change, but I think our workforce realizes that the safety of the system is important. Q: Do the recent incidents point up a serious problem with the safety culture of controllers? A: There were seven incidents [in a short period]. The first one that was very public was at DCA [Reagan National Airport]. We work 70,000 flights a day, scheduled and unscheduled. But theyre not even indicative of what the workforce does right. Each flight gets 12 instructions from a controller, on average. I dont think there are as many

incidents as the media indicate. These just came close together. As far as fatigue is concerned, about one controller every six to eight months feels they might be set up to fail. That just means theyre [tired and feel they are close to] falling asleep, not that theyre about to have a problem. Q: What has been the biggest impediment to making sure controllers are well-rested? A: One of the recommendations the task force has made is recuperative breaks that allow a second controller to take over for you. Until now, there has been no ability to splash water on your face, make a cup of coffee and walk up and down the stairs. During the recuperative break, some people will need exercise, some will need a 15-minute close-myeyes time. Q.: At least 28 control facilities had just one controller on the overnight shift until the FAA ordered an end to single-person staffing. Was this a big concern? A: The one person in the towers has been a huge concern of ours. You put them in a dark tower from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., and its tough. The problem is from 2 to 4 in the morning, where you might have one plane at the most to direct. Even if you have a plane, the controllers are in this dark room and theyre looking at a dark screen. Q: Is relative inexperience an issue for the workforce? A: Were dealing with some residual effects of having lost close to 3,500 veteran controllers out of a 15,000-member workforce to retirement in the last couple of years. Weve replaced them, but when you have a workforce there for 30 years, its not just the challenge of training the new people but helping them learn the culture. Theres some mentoring and coaching that still needs to take place. Q: How can you keep experienced controllers? A: We still have 3,000 controllers who are eligible to retire. Were working with the administration to keep some stability in the workforce. The biggest incentive is the work environment. In 2009 we signed a collective bargaining agreement that lifted a pay freeze to try to keep them. The best way to keep people is dont hurt their annuity, and make the environment a place where they want to continue to work. The administration is doing this. Theres still a lot of overtime being used to staff the system, and that adds to the fatigue issue. Q. Was there any upside to this spate of near-disasters? A. I think it certainly put a spotlight on the strain in the system with regard to the 24-7 operation and the realization that budget should not be driving decisions. Certainly the previous administration was slow in this area. We pushed the [George W. Bush] administration to get two people in all the towers. And its only happening now.
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One reader criticized Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for his proposals about federal workers.

cuts to federal retirement, is a feature about retired Adm. Thad Allen, a career federal employee. On the front page of the Metro section are articles about police officers learning how to save mentally disturbed citizens and about a Maryland corrections officer who was beaten by two youths. Based on biographical information on his Web site, it sounds to me that after college, Ryan worked for Jack Kemp and William Bennett in a think tank, served as an aide to Sen. Sam Brownback, then was elected to Congress. Its a pretty comfortable and safe background. He never served in the military, never got shot at in the inner city, never taught a bunch of inner-city kids. As a federal employee, I dont need Ryans recognition because I know hed say it only for a FOX News sound bite.
Bill Jones

A different reader, a different view: Its interesting that the Republicans and the tea party types really put down federal, state and local government employees. Next to your April 20 article about proposals by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, for a five-year federal pay freeze and

Obama efforts
Fridays column on Obama administration efforts to fix the federal hiring process found this skeptic: I am sure all this hiring reform is creating LOTS of positions to reform. Look, the broken process places too much

emphasis on computer systems to initially qualify applicants with stupid requirements, key words or phrases. If you dont have them in your resume, forget getting considered. The next problem is a cancer throughout the federal government with the good old boy society and ownership. If you arent a relative, neighbor or a pre-selected favorite of the hiring manager . . . your resume gets dragged in the mud. An applicant will get swung around with expectations of multiple interviews, questionnaires and basically demeaning processes to finally end up non-selected. To fix this, EVERY announcement must have outside oversight (or perhaps a random sample) without human resources knowing, because they are in cahoots with the hiring management. Was a fair and honest screening of each applicant conducted? Was each applicant [who passed the initial screening] provided a fair and honest interview? Was the selection based on a fair and honest process? Only THEN will we stop this good old boy cancer!
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The TSA and unions

My Wednesday blog item about Unions vying for TSA [Transportation Security Administration] representation must compete in a runoff election drew these comments: Normally, Im against unions, but with the racketeering way the re-thuglicans are going after unions these days, maybe theyre not so bad after all. Particularly because the re-thuglicans seem to want to let big business get away with murder. These days we probably need someone to look out for the average worker. God knows the re-thugs and business wont look out for the little guy.
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And... Now TSAs incompetence can be guaranteed in a union contract. The traveling public is so excited. Im sure the TSA Union will be even more fabulous than the Flight Controllers Union.
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Speed of hiring process to be revealed in report


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We should know by the end of June how long its taking applicants to get a federal job. Following up on President Obamas orders last year to accelerate the often-lengthy federal hiring process, agencies must begin reporting on a quarterly basis how close they are to the presidents goal of filling federal job vacancies within 80 days. The Office of Personnel Managementwants to know what percentage of workers are hired within the 80-day goal, and how long its taking, on average, per hire. In a memo sent last week, the OPM is also asking agencies how long it takes to fill mission-critical jobs, including information technology specialists, human re-

source officials and top career positions. Numbers released in Marchsuggest the government is still about 25 days shy of Obamas 80-day goal, with agencies taking about 105 days to recruit and fill slots in fiscal 2010. Those numbers are down from about 122 days the year before. In the past, it used to take agencies up to 200 days to post a job, interview applicants and hire a new worker.

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Printing Office prints each copy, about 55 Register employees help produce each edition, according to Michael White, the Registers managing editor. He said no Register employees will lose their jobs because of the subscription cancellations, because his office draws its funding from the budget of the National Archives. A GPO spokesman said the agency would adjust its staffing and resources as necessary once the subscriptions are canceled. The cancellations are the latest in a string of paper-based costcutting moves enacted by the administration that are mostly symbolic and do little to cut overall federal spending. Federal employee leave and earning statements are now sent electronically, saving about $4 million annually. The government is also directly depositing Social Security, veterans and federal retirement payments instead of mailing checks. The White House estimates that the move should save taxpayers about $303 million in the next five years. Senators are pushing legislation that would save about $8 million annually by forcing the GPO to stop printing thousands of print copies of the Congressional Record, its daily compilation of official activity.
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Retired Army colonel Robert H. Vandre Jr.: Manager, Defense Health Program-Enhanced, including the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine Best known for: Creating the Armed Forces Vandre Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a consortium of scientists, academics and private partners who have run clinical trials on hand transplants, muscle regeneration and new skin for burn patients with the goal of improving the lives of wounded soldiers. Through the institute, Vandre has persuaded scientists and doctors to share techniques and developments such as sprayon skin and dissolvable bio scaffolding shaped like noses, ears and other body parts that could grow enough cells to replace what wounded soldiers are missing. These technologies also offer hope for complete restoration of limbs without the need for amputation and permanent prostheses. Government service: Vandre started as an Army dentist and moved on to manage an Army medical research program. He then put together and directed the regenerative medicine institute. He now helps manage the Department of Defenses Combat Casualty Care research program. Biggest challenge: Convincing skeptical government officials that medical treatments that seemed like science fiction are indeed possible and could not only save wounded soldiers lives but put their bodies back together. Quote: Weve done a lot to save lives. Now weve got to make them worth living.
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jamerson from B1 McDonnell ordered the state flag over the Capitol to be lowered to half-staff Monday and Tuesday. A nonpartisan employee of the legislature, the clerk, along with staff members, track and organize thousands of bills filed by the House. During Schlafly helped overcome technical hurdles to satellite and cable television. He is pictured with a model of a receiving station he designed.hourslong floor sessions, the clerk stands just beneath the House speaker, reading aloud bill numbers and votes. In the House, already scheduled to convene Monday for a special session on redistricting, all official business stopped for more than an hour as delegates gave a passionate tribute to Jamerson. Dozens of staffers from both chambers circled the floor, many crying. They swapped stories about how he always remembered to send birthday cards, usually with a Peanuts theme, how he led their out-of-town guests on tours of the Capitol whose renovation he helped lead, and that he mentored thousands of students through Boys State and Model General Assembly. Bruce embodied so much of what is good and noble about public service, House Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) said. Jamerson had served the House for 38 sessions. In recent weeks, he had been in Richmond as legislators began debating redistricting, and had returned Saturday from a Mediterranean cruise with his family. Police were contacted late Sunday night to search for Jamerson. They found his abandoned car at Watkins Landing along the James River, according to a statement issued Monday by the Virginia State Police. At about 2:30 a.m. Monday, a State Police bloodhound located Jamersons body along a path near the river. The cause of death was confirmed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The Washington Post generally does not report on suicides, except in cases of public figures whose deaths would be newsworthy under any circumstance. Legislators reacted to the news of Jamersons suicide with confusion and sorrow, saying it reminded them that people, even friends and colleagues, sometimes hide their troubles. I dont know why we couldnt hug him enough, but he was a beautiful person, Del. Vivian E. Watts (D-Fairfax) said. Please, if you need help, go, because we cant afford to lose another beautiful person like Bruce. Jamerson spent his entire professional life in the House of Delegates, first coming to work in the clerks office as a junior in high school after he learned about the legislatures page program, geared to middle school students, when he was too old to participate. He was widely acknowledged to be an expert in the history of the House, the oldest continuously operating legislative body in the Western Hemisphere. His phone extension at the Capitol, famously, was x1619, the year of the first meeting of the Virginia House of Burgesses, and he guarded zealously the Capitols traditions. As House clerk, Jamerson helped lead the renovation of the Capitol that concluded in 2007, working to ensure that the building was restored authentically, even as it gained a modern underground visitors center. Along with delegates, he met with the Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Virginia that year and worked closely with British offi-

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Virginia Senate Clerk Susan Schaar wipes away tears as members of the House of Delegates speak about longtime House Clerk Bruce F. Jamerson, who was found dead on Monday.

cials to ensure proper protocol was observed for the visiting monarch. Every four years, he donned a gray morning coat and white gloves and presided over the inauguration of Virginias governor. The traditional suit was so important to him that he at first refused to wear a top coat for the inauguration of Gov. George F. Allen (R) in 1994, a famously frigid Richmond day. I had to tell him, Its not going to do anyone any good if you get pneumonia, said Jamersons counterpart in the Senate, Susan Schaar, who met Jamerson in 1974. He wanted to look appropriately attired. As House clerk, Jamerson occasionally found himself at the cen-

ter of the partisan wrangling. In 1998, Jamerson briefly took control of the House, issuing the parliamentary rulings usually reserved for the speaker when a chamber closely divided between Republicans and Democrats could not agree on a power-sharing arrangement and the body was briefly left without a leader. Before the incident and after, he always earned high marks for fairness from both sides of the aisle. First named clerk under Democratic control, he kept the job after Republicans took over the chamber. When you put the institution first, you rise above the partisan bickering, Schaar said.
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Savanna Kidane Mouratidiss friends at Battlefield High School say the 15-year-old was a free spirit who walked around barefoot, wore bright colors while eschewing brand names and had a contagious smile. But instead of laughing alongside their classmate, her friends are now mourning her death. Mouratidis died Friday from injuries she suffered in a car crash in Haymarket on Wednesday, police said Monday. Kendra Kaeleen Tucker, also 15, died in the crash. Police say they were among five people who were riding in a 2005 Dodge Magnum on Logmill Road when their driver hit a deer, lost control of the car and crashed into a tree. Speed was a factor in the crash, police said, and the teenagers were not wearing seat belts. Savanna was the loudest, shortest person I ever met, said Sierra Phelps, who graduated from Battlefield in 2010. Its hard because everyone thought she was going to make it. But she is with Kendra now, and they are probably up there together going crazy. Battlefield students wore purple on Monday to remember Tucker. They said they planned to wear another color, probably

green, later this week for Mouratidis. Last year, Battlefield lost three other students in two separate accidents along Logmill Road. Prince William County police said last week they will start an educational program for teen drivers and their parents. The program will be for Battlefield students, but police officials said they hope to expand the course to other schools. Counselors have also been available at Battlefield, school officials said. Three other Battlefield students were also hurt in the crash. A 17-year-old boy was treated and released last week. Officials said they did not have an update on the male driver, an 18-year-old from Gainesville, or the fifth passenger, a 14-year-old girl. Everyone at school is just numb, said Battlefield sophomore Morgan Stewardson. We cant believe this is all actually happening. We are supporting each other, but it will take a lot of time to heal. Not thinking that Mouratidis would die, Stewardson said, she planned to visit her in the hospital Tuesday. She met Mouratidis in Spanish class, she remembered, and they immediately clicked. They worked on class projects together, including one right before spring break. We were doing a presentation in front of class and I made her a script to read out loud, but she read the whole thing wrong, she said with a laugh. That was my last memory with her.
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ATF agents shoot and wound a drug suspect


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Federal agents shot and wounded a drug suspect in Northern Virginia on Monday evening when he tried to run them down in his car, a law enforcement spokesman said. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives opened fire on Dumfries

Road in Prince William County during the incident, which followed a chase, said Mike Campbell, a spokesman for the bureaus Washington field division. The suspect, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately known. The matter stemmed from an investigation by the ATF-led Northern Virginia Violent Crime

Task Force, Campbell said. Members of the task force, which includes local law enforcement officers, concluded an undercover drug deal in the suspects car, in the Dumfries area, and other law enforcement personnel moved in to make an arrest, Campbell said. However, he said, the suspect fled in his car, and a chase ensued. On Dumfries Road, near Inter-

state 95, the suspect began to cross the median and may have stopped, according to Campbell. Agents got out to make an arrest, but the suspect attempted to run the agents down, the spokesman said. The agents opened fire with handguns, he said. The matter remained under investigation Monday night.
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After dismissal of lawsuit, Md. union appeals to council


union from B1 some key council members, including President Valerie Ervin (D-Silver Spring), who chastised the councils staff director for what she called editorializing in a briefing outlining soaring compensation costs for county employees. Ervin called for finding a way to control health-care costs rather than shifting millions of dollars in those costs to employees, a position more in line with the union than with Leggett, who has been assailed by union leaders. Ervin also proposed a larger role for herself in the dispute, saying that she wanted the council to appoint her to participate in negotiations between the union and the Leggett administration. Such negotiations could be triggered soon under provisions of county labor law. Last year, a council staff attorney attended the talks. But Ervin wants a more activist role for the council. I can speak on behalf of the council, Ervin said. The unions dont mind my participation because they dont think Im coming in with a bias, which could be helpful. Ervin also said that the courts dismissal of the lawsuit can be viewed in a positive light for the unions. Union lawyers argued that Leggett broke the law by disregarding the results of the collective bargaining process when he proposed a budget last month. But Leggett said the countys charter gives him virtually unfettered authority to craft a spending proposal. In explaining his decision Monday morning, Greenberg said it was clear to him that Leggett had engaged in a prohibited practice under county labor law. But Greenberg said the case was not at the point where he could decide the larger question of whether the county statute conflicts with the county charter. That was a win for them, Ervin said. [The judge] gave them life to live another day: Go follow your process all the way through. I dont see that as a loss. Union lawyer Carey Butsavage said he filed a formal appeal on Monday to a county labor relations administrator. The county is bound and determined to undertake a fullscale campaign to undermine and discredit the entire system of labor relations established by the County Collective Bargaining law, Butsavage wrote. The union seeks an order requiring the County Executive to submit the Arbitrators Award to the County Council immediately. Leggett proposed shrinking the countys contribution to employee health premiums from 80 to 70 percent. Officials said that and other health-care changes would would save about $18 million as the county tries to close a $300 million budget gap. But that shift would cost employees from $370 to $3,700 more each year, depending on their plan, county officials said. During contract negotiations with Leggett, Renne proposed shifting union members to a United Healthcare HMO, which would save about $2 million in fiscal 2012 and $3.4 million in 2016, county officials said. He also proposed an aggressive effort to manage costs by encouraging workers to be more health-conscious and taking a variety of other measures, although county budget officials said the precise dollar savings associated with that effort remains unclear. You want to do wellness? Im all for that. But how much to do you save with that, and when do you save it? Leggett said.
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Md. court rejects Pr. Georges appeal in wrongful jailing suit


appeal from B1 upheld the civil award Monday, an additional $2.5 million in interest had accumulated, Hansel said. The county now owes Longtin and his attorneys $7.5 million, and interest mounts each day the award is not paid, Hansel said. The irony is the county turned down repeated offers to settle these claims for smaller amounts, said Timothy F. Maloney, another member of Longtins legal team. County Attorney Stephanie P. Anderson declined to comment through the person who answered the phone at her office Monday. Mondays 51-page decision has broader implications for civil rights law in Maryland, Hansel said. The Court of Appeals established the right for plaintiffs to bring pattern or practice claims against local governments. For example, Hansel said, a plaintiff who alleged he had been unlawfully beaten by a local police officer will now be able to show the jury evidence that the officer or the officers department has a history of such behavior. Its absolutely historic, Hansel said of the appellate ruling. Previously, Maryland courts were limited to reviewing each case piecemeal. Prior misconduct, even of the same nature, was often hidden from the jury, no matter how egregious or extensive. Now, where there is a history of abuse, juries will be made aware of prior civil rights violations. In cases involving allegations of police misconduct, the ruling means plaintiffs attorneys will have access to the disciplinary records of officers, something that police departments have resisted disclosing, Hansel said. Longtin spent more than eight months in jail in 1999 and 2000 on charges that he killed his estranged wife, Donna Zinetta, 36. Zinettas body was found in woods near her Laurel apartment in October 1999. She had

been stabbed and slashed in the face, neck, and chest. County homicide detectives interrogated Longtin for more S576 1x4.75 than 28 hours without sleep and 851 Prince Georges County ignored his requests for a lawyer. Detectives said Longtin confessed, but Longtin denied that. Home delivery Longtins case was one of four makes good chronicled in a Washington Post sense. series on false confessions obtained by Prince Georges police. 1-800-753-POST In January 2000, DNA results SF cleared Longtin, but police did Wake up to home delivery. not notify prosecutors. Charges www.hwestauctions.com 1-800-753-POST SF 11316552 against Longtin were dropped APRIL 26, MAY 3, 10, 2011 five months later. In 2001, another man was convicted of murdering Zinetta Home delivery makes good sense. 1-800-753-POST and sentenced to two life terms.
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CIMINO
Anthony "Tony" Paul Cimino, 90, of Annapolis, MD died on April 22 of natural causes. Tony was born on August 15, 1920 in Wilmington, DE to the late Pasquale and Anne Cimino. He served as a military officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1943 until his retirement as a full colonel in 1973. Tony was married for 56 years to Elizabeth "Betty" Bell until her death in 2002. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Toni and Steve Michelsen, his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Laura Cimino, his twin step-daughters and son-in-law, Lana Hessenius, Linda and Vernon Goossen, nine grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his close friend and companion, Beverly Strickland. Family and friends may gather at GEORGE P. KALAS FUNERAL HOME, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater on Thursday, April 28th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A celebration of Tony's life will be held at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, Severna Park, MD on Friday, April 29th at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the South River Federation, Inc., 2830 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD 21037. Online guestbook available at www.kalasfuneralhomes.com

GOLDBERG
Of Silver Spring, MD died Monday, April 25, 2011 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ. She was born in Pittsburgh, grew up in Ambridge, PA and has lived in Silver Spring since 1974 except for 1997-2002 when she lived in Dallas. She had a BS in Elementary Education from Ohio University, Athens, OH and a Masters in Library Science from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. Mrs. Goldberg was a federal librarian before beginning to work in the Montgomery County Schools. For the last 8 years, she has been a special education para educator at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, MD. She was a life member of Hadassah. She was interested in presidential history and has traveled to presidential libraries and historical sites around the United States. She also liked to knit, read and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Washington Capitals. She was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Bessie Roth of Ambridge, PA and her son Alan. Surviving are her husband of 37 years, Bruce, her twin daughters, Julie Goldberg and Marci Goldberg, and Cousin Rona Hart of Wexford, PA. Graveside services 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at the Mt. Lebanon section of George Washington Cemetery Riggs Rd. Adelphi, MD. Shiva will be observed at the Goldberg residence in Silver Spring. Donations to Hadassah, 6101 Executive Blvd Suite 130, Rockville, MD 20850 or Fisher House Foundation 111 Rockville Pike Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850. Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapel Ocean, NJ is in charge of arrangements.

MILLS

Colliding with ignorance inside a taxi


dvorak from B1 There are few places gayer than this intersection, the men agreed. After all, they were walking on the very street renowned for its annual Halloween High Heel Drag Queen Race. If he cant deal, what was he doing picking up people on 17th Street? asked Holloway, who is a fixture on Capitol Hill, where he works as a server in the Members Dining Room. This happened in a city that hasnt just legalized same-sex marriage, but also celebrated it. Rainbow flags are almost as ubiquitous as donkey and elephant lapel pins. Sometimes, amid all the talk of same-sex parents and open military service, it is easy to forget that some people can still be so cold and so intolerant. We dont see a large number of cases like this, said Gustavo Velasquez, director of the D.C. Office of Human Rights, which fields plenty of taxi-related discrimination complaints based on race or ethnicity but relatively few when it comes to sexual orientation. But sometimes, you wonder, is it really that nothing is happening, or is it that people are not aware its happening? The couple talked to police officers who arrived at the scene Wednesday night. The officers were kind and sympathetic, but suggested that Holloway and Fredge register their complaints with the Office of Human Rights and the D.C. Taxi Cab Commission.

His teleprompter saved the tongue-tied speaker


BY

COL. ANTHONY CIMINO, USAF (Ret.)

DOROTHY GOLDBERG (Age 60)

E MMA B ROWN

COURTESY OF ARI FREDGE

Christopher Holloway, left, and Ari Fredge called police.

The driver picked them up at 17th and P streets NW in Dupont Circle. There are few places gayer than this intersection, the men agreed.
By the time the couple got out of the cab and realized they shouldve checked out the drivers name and hack certificate, he had driven off. It was one of the mint-green Grand Cab taxis that are headquartered on Rhode Island Avenue. I dont know anything about this, Ephrem Yiheyis, manager at the cab company, told me when I asked him about the incident. But it looks like the D.C. Taxi Commission is already after the driver. That type of behavior will not be tolerated, said the head of the commission, Leon Swain, who was already aware of the case Monday morning and was trying to get the cab company on the phone. Youd like to say that youre surprised by something like this. The men didnt remember the drivers name, but both said he spoke English with an accent. Fredge wonders whether he was raised somewhere less tolerant of homosexuals. Sorry, thats just not cool when youre working with the public. And thats exactly what Swain says, after hearing culture as an excuse when hes dealing with the transgressions of drivers from different countries. This whole thing about being from another country? Nuh-uh. Youre here now, he said. Its an uphill battle, but were working on it. Swain wouldnt identify the driver, who is facing an investigation by the commission and will have a hearing. He could face suspension or revocation of his license, Swain said. That would be appropriate. After all, even in the 1950s, a couple would have been allowed to kiss in a taxi. And thats all that Fredge and Holloway are just a couple, like any other.
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Hubert J. Hub Schlafly Jr., a television engineer who aided countless politicians and performers when he helped invent the scrolling public-speaking crutch known as a teleprompter, died April 20 of undisclosed causes at a hospital in Stamford, Conn. He was 91. Inspiration for the teleprompter came in the late 1940s from a Broadway actor, Fred Barton, who dreamed up a device that would help him remember his lines. He pitched his idea to Irving Kahn, then vice president for radio and television at 20th Century Fox. Kahn turned to Mr. Schlafly, director of television research at Fox. I said it was a piece of cake, Mr. Schlafly told the Stamford Advocate newspaper in 2008. He installed a motorized scroll of paper inside half a suitcase. Actors lines were printed on the paper in halfinch letters, and the suitcase was set up next to studio cameras. The scrolling speed was controlled by a stagehand. COURTESY OF BARCO LIBRARY, THE CABLE CENTER We tried at one time to have the Schlafly helped overcome technical hurdles to speaker control satellite and cable television. He is pictured with the speed, Mr. a model of a receiving station he designed. Schlafly told the nomic potential. Advocate. That idea went noHubert Joseph Schlafly Jr. was where, he said. It was like patborn in St. Louis on Aug. 14, 1919, ting your head and rubbing your and moved frequently as a boy as stomach. his wildcatter father chased oil. Gambling that they would find He graduated from the University customers for their invention, of Notre Dame with a degree in Barton, Kahn and Mr. Schlafly electrical engineering in 1941. quit their jobs to start a new Mr. Schlafly was an engineer company, TelePrompTer Corp. for General Electric and the MasThey introduced the device in sachusetts Institute of Technolo1950 on the CBS soap opera The gy, where he worked on radar First Hundred Years, and it soon technology for the war effort bebecame a standard accouterment fore joining Fox in 1947. for live broadcasts, such as The In his later career, he was Tonight Show and The Ed Sullipresident of Transponder Corp., a van Show. telecommunications company, The companys breakthrough and of Portel Services Network, a came in 1952, when former presicommunications patent-licensdent Herbert Hoover inaugurating concern. He retired in 1998. ed the teleprompter as a politiHis wife of 59 years, Leona cians tool in a speech before the Martin Schlafly, died in 2003. He Republican National Convention. had no immediate survivors. At one point, Hoover interrupted Mr. Schlafly received two his script to improvise. When the Emmy Awards for his technical teleprompter paused, Hoover achievements one in 1992 for panicked and, under his breath, his work developing cable sysurged that the scrolling resume. tems and another in 1999 for his The moment was observed by part in developing the original hundreds of reporters, and their teleprompter. stories served as free advertising. In 2008, he was inducted into We must have gotten 10,000 the Cable Television Hall of Fame newspaper clippings from at a ceremony in Denver. He around the world about Hoover delivered his acceptance speech using the prompter, Mr. Schlafly with the help of a teleprompter once recalled. That got us into his first occasion to use the the public- speaking business. device, he told the audience. TelePrompTer Corp. served as a consultant to at least five politibrowne@washpost.com cal conventions. The company developed an all-in-one convention podium, which came with a DEATH NOTICE prompter, plumbing to deliver drinking water and an elevator to ALTIMONT give shorter speakers a lift. MARY A. ALTIMONT (Age 86) Refining the prompter con- On April 24, 2011, of Bethesda, MD. Beloved of the late Alfred Altimont, Sr.; loving cept, the company eventually re- wife mother of Tony Altimont, and Fred, Jr. and wife, placed the conspicuous suitcase Angel Altimont; grandmother of Alexis and Emily. She is also survived by numerous nieces unit with glass panels placed on and nephews. She will be sorely missed. either side of the speaker a The family will receive friends at PUMPHREYS CHASE FUNERAL HOME, familiar sight to anyone whos BETHESDA-CHEVY 7557 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD on watched a State of the Union Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 3 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be address in recent decades. offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Later, the companys Lens Line 7500 Pearl St., Bethesda, MD on Thursday, April 28 at 10 a.m., where she was an active Prompting System superimposed member for more than 60 years. Interment words in front of the camera, Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our allowing a speaker to look direct- Lady of Lourdes at the above address. Please and sign the family guestbook at ly into the lens while reading a view www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com speech. In ensuing decades, others reBARTEE fined and updated the teleprompter concept, developing JOANN BARTEE On April 24, 2011, Bartee, of Dayton, computerized text and software MD. Beloved wife of JoAnn the late William R. Bartee, that scrolls automatically at the devoted mother of William R. Bartee, Jr., Chance N. Bartee (Tammie), Tereaka A. Bartee speed of a speakers sentences. and the late Fallon D. Bartee and dear grandTelePrompTer, meanwhile, mother of Shavannah W. Bartee, Tori M. Bartee, R. Bartee, III, and Chance, Jr. and branched out into the nascent William Shane Bartee. The family will receive friends at Haight cable television business. By Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Rd., 1970, it had become the countrys Funeral Sykesville, MD on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will follow at largest cable company. at the funeral home. Interment private. Mr. Schlafly, then TelePromp- 7pm See www.haightfuneralhome.com Ters vice president, helped overBROWN come many of the burgeoning industrys technological hurdles. BARBARA H. BROWN He did fundamental work with The Allentown Road Volunteer Fire Department regret the loss of forHughes Aircraft on a now-prevamer auxiliary member BARBARA BROWN. No memorial service was lent method of broadcasting held. across rivers, mountains or city Marilyn Stadler, Pres. Nancy Mandregas, Chaplain streets without physically laying cable. CAMERON In 1973, Mr. Schlafly demonstrated the future of television ANNE BALL CAMERON Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. The beloved when he helped secure use of a On wife of the late John W. Cameron; mother Canadian satellite to broadcast of Karen Helms, Michael (Kim) and Laurie Guessmann) Cameron and the late images from Washington in- (Andreas Mark and John Cameron; sister of Laurie Phoecluding footage of House Speaker bus and Harvey Ball, also survived by eight and six great-grandchildren. Carl Albert to the National grandchildren Friends are invited to Annes Life Celebration Cable Television Associations at the Heritage Baptist Church, 1740 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD on Thursday from 2 to 4 convention in Anaheim, Calif. and 6 to 8 pm, where services will be held on It was the first coast-to-coast Friday, April 29 at 10 am. Interment Mt. Olivet Frederick, MD. Online guestbook satellite transmission of televi- Cemetery, available: www.kalasfuneralhomes.com sion images, and trade journals

heralded it as a significant moment in TV history. But for all the promise of satellite distribution, logistical problems prevented it from catching on immediately. And TelePrompTer mired in legal and financial trouble and after Kahn, the chief executive, was convicted in 1971 of bribing government officials while bidding on a cable franchise decided not to pursue it. Mr. Schlafly left the company and continued to push for the development of satellite transmission as an independent consultant. In 1975, he helped engineer HBOs satellite transmission of the Thrilla in Manila boxing match between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali a landmark broadcast that succeeded in demonstrating satellite TVs vast eco-

COLLINS
On Friday, April 22, 2011, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved wife of the late John A. Collins; mother of Joanne LeBlanc, Diane Collins, Rosemary Connor, John Collins Jr, Kathleen Coolidge, and Cornelius, Michael, and Brian Collins. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and her sister, Mary Harris. Predeceased by her grandson, John Lanham Collins, and her siblings, Walter and Edmund "Manny" Williams, Helen Bennington, Jeanette Cicero and Marian Zell. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Blvd, Silver Spring, MD on Tuesday, April 26, at 11 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.COLLINSFUNERALHOME.com

Joan Beatrice Joby Kinsel Mills died April 20, 2011 of endometrial cancer at her home in Williamsburg. A daughter of Dr. Olon Joseph Kinsel and Beatrice Caroline Walker Kinsel, she was born January 12, 1931 in Kalamazoo, MI. She studied at Western Michigan College and graduated from Traphagen School of Design in NYC. Her first husband, Arnold Thompson, died shortly after returning from Army service in Korea. She married Thomas John Mills, Jr. in NYC in 1956 and worked as his partner in CIA operations in Washington, Germany, and Yugoslavia. Survived by her husband, son David Kinsel Mills and wife Linda of Richmond, daughter Suzanne Mills Holt and husband John of Gloucester and Woodstock, four Grandchildren: Kendall Mills of Brooklyn, Ian Mills of Richmond, Jaqlyn Feldstein of Harrisonburg, and Alexander Feldstein of Woodstock, and a sister, Mary Ries of East Lansing, MI. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg with a scattering of ashes in the churchyard immediately following. A reception will be held in the parish house thereafter. Memorial donations may be made to Bruton Parish Church or Williamsburg Hospice House, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2743. Online condolences may be registered at www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net

JOAN KINSEL MILLS "Joby"

ELEANOR WILLIAMS COLLINS

GOLFER
On April 21, 2011. She is survived by her loving family including daughter, Shayna E. Golfer; mother, Gayle Brooks (Kenneth Brooks); father, J. Larry Golfer; brother, Eli Golfer; sister, Erika Brooks; grandmother, Rose Eisner; and partner, Andrew Arsenault. Also survived by many loving cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, April 27 , 2011, at Judean Memorial Gardens, 16225 Batchellors Forest RD, Olney, MD 20832. Family will observe shiva at the home of Gayle and Kenneth Brooks, Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Louise, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Suite 306, Baltimore, MD 21215.

JULIE RACHEL GOLFER

CONNELL
On Saturday, April 23, 2011. Loving husband of Pat Connell; devoted father of Richard (Teresa), Jon (Karen), Michael (Stephany) and Scott Connell; brother of Harry Connell (Kathleen) and Patricia Greco (Leonard); brother-in-law of Jon DiPalma; grandfather of Tyler, Nathan, Riley, Spencer, Mary, Megan, Jack and Hayley and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at FAIRFAX MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 9902 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032 on Wednesday, April 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke, VA 22015 on Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Fairfax Memorial Park. At the request of the Connell Family, donations in memory of Dick can be made to Church of the Nativity - "Operation Star Fish", gifts will be used to build a house in Haiti for a family in desperate need of shelter. Memorial contributions can be left at the church or sent to the Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke, VA 22015. For information call 703-455-2400. www.fmfh.com

RICHARD CONNELL "Dick"

HIMMELFARB

POWELL
Passed peacefully on April 19, 2011. He is survived by three daughters, Tawanna, Kim and Janice. Viewing will he held on Wednesday, April 27 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at The Way of the Cross Church of Christ, 332 - 9th St. N.E., Washington, DC.

THEODORE S. POWELL

RYSS
On Thursday, April 21, 2011 Eileen R. Ryss of Adelphi, MD. Beloved wife of Murray Ryss; devoted mother of Eve Arber, Marion Gilligan and Eileen Turner. Beloved sister of Phillip Markell; cherished grandmother of Aaron, Joanna, Sabrina and Kevin. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at HINES RINALDI FUNERAL HOME, 11800 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD. Interment King David Memorial Garden. Family will be receiving friends at her late residence through Thursday evening. Contributions may be made to B'nai Brith. Arrangements by Hines Rinaldi Funeral Home under Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington Contract.

EILEEN R. RYSS

FITZPATRICK
Honorable Paul J. Fitzpatrick, died April 7, 2011. Paul was born in New Bedford Mass, On July 3, 1929 to Irene and Joseph Fitzpatrick. Paul was awarded a four year scholarship to Cathedral Collage high School in Brooklyn, NY. Paul than attended City Collage of New York before entering the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his discharge from the Special Services Branch of the Army, Paul enrolled in Suffolk University in Boston. He also attended Suffolk University Law School where he received his B. S. degree in 1956 and his J.D. in 1957. While attending the Law School he received the Trustee Scholarship for 1956. Judge Fitzpatrick was certified to teach in the Boston School system. Upon his graduation Paul became an associate at the Law firm of Lee & Graham in Boston and practiced law with the firm for three years. During that time he also taught an evening course relating to the preparation for civil service entrance examinations. In 1963 Judge Fitzpatrick headed the call to public service and became a trial attorney For the U S General Service Administration in Washington, DC. Judge Fitzpatrick enjoyed the challenge of arguing cases that dealt with international law, maritime concerns; inter state commerce and antitrust matters. Judge Fitzpatrick retired in 1996, having spent more than 30 years employed by the federal government. His last position was with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Paul spent the next four years caring for his wife, whom he lost to ovarian cancer in 2000. Paul traveled the world over the last ten years seeing all the wonderful countries and tourist destinations. He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Ragsdale of Colorado Springs CO. Paul lost his brother, Mark Fitzpatrick to cancer in 1982. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Paul will be buried with his wife Mary Collins Fitzpatrick in Boston MA. Mass will be at 9 a.m. on May 2, at Most Precious Blood Church and Remembrances should be made to The Honorable Paul J. Fitzpatrick Scholarship Fund, Suffolk University Law School, Attn: Jill Abrahams, 120 Tremont Street Boston, MA, 02108-4977.

Honorable PAUL J. FITZPATRICK (Age 81)

On Saturday, April 23, 2011, MARILYN HIMMELFARB of Wheaton, MD. Beloved wife of the late Stanford W. Himmelfarb; devoted mother of Scott (Sandra) Himmelfarb, Jodi (Jacob) Esko and the late Ricky Himmelfarb; dear sister of Herman (Elizabeth) Rubenstein; loving grandmother of Emily and Sara Himmelfarb and Dalton and Kobe EskoHimmelfarb. Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 10 a.m. at Judean Memorial Gardens, Olney, MD. Shiva will be observed at the late residence on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902. Arrangements entrusted to TORCHINSKY HEBREW FUNERAL HOME, 202-541-1001 (endorsed by the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington).

MARILYN HIMMELFARB

SAVOY
On April 15, 2011 one of God's angels was called home. She is survived by a host of relatives and friends. Visitation 10 a.m., service 11 a.m on Wednesday, April 27 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2020 St. Joseph Drive, Largo, MD. Arrangements by J.B. JENKINS, INC .

LILLIAN MARIE SAVOY

HUDAK
Of Centreville, VA passed away on April 6, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cynthia Szymanski; one son, Stephen IV; his brother Richard Hudak "Rick" and his wife Sharon; and his brother James "Jim". A 1973 graduate of George Mason University and a 1978 graduate of the University of Illinois, he was retired after 30+ years of Federal Government service as a chemist/program analyst with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Justice, DEA. His funeral Mass will be Saturday, April 30, 12:30 p.m. at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax. A celebration of his life will follow. A private interment will be at Panorama Memorial Gardens, Strasburg, VA at a date TBD. In lieu of flowers, donations in Steves memory may be made to the American Heart Association, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (specify myeloma research), the American Diabetes Association, or the National Kidney Foundation.

SCHEERER
On Saturday, April 23, 2011 of Fairfax, VA. Husband of the late Hazel J. Scheerer; beloved father of Linda S. Doyle and father-in-law of the late James Doyle; grandfather of Susan C. Doyle and Christopher J. (Jennifer) Doyle; great-grandfather of Claire, Jane and Francis Doyle; uncle of Carol Bowman Willis and Julia Scheerer. Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 29 at 11 a.m. at the Virginian, 9229 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA. Interment Quantico National Cemetery. Family requests contributions be made to The Virginian Fellowship Fund, 9229 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031.

STEPHEN JOSEPH HUDAK, III "Steve"

CARL R. SCHEERER

SCHULER
CHESTER J. SCHULER, JR.
Of Fairfax Station, VA, passed away on April 20, 2011. Originally from Louisville, KY, Chester graduated from Notre Dame in 1955. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Naval Reserve, served three years at sea and then taught at the Nuclear Power School. He received his PhD in Physics from MIT and while attending continued to teach Nuclear Power and other courses for the Naval Reserve Officers School. Chester continued his military service as a member of the Naval Reserve until 1985 when he retired as a Captain. In 1971, Chester was hired as an analyst by the Central Intelligence Agency, retiring in 1995. Chester was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Mary Lee Schuler. He was a dedicated father to his sons Gregory (Judie), Douglas (Susan), and David (Nancy) and daughters Kathryn (John) Petrillo and Paula (Gene) Flamm. He was a devoted grandfather to 12 grandchildren: Autumn and Mackenzie Schuler, Brianna and Amanda Schuler, Jessica, Madeleine and Nathan Schuler, Kyle and Kevin Petrillo and Jared, Erin and Emily Flamm. He is also survived by his brother Don (Ann) of Louisville, KY, and sisters Marilyn Schuler of Stevensville, MD and Rita (Pat) Mudd of Eagan, MN. We are comforted knowing he has joined Mary Lee on the beach in heaven and is floating on his raft in the water he loved so much. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary of Sorrows Historic Church in Fairfax Station (corner of Fairfax Station Rd and Ox Rd). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary of Sorrows Church (office address 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22032).

HUSBAND
On Saturday, April 23, 2011 at her home in Ashburn, VA. Wife of the late Joseph W. Husband; mother of Timothy Patrick Husband of Phoenixville, PA and Rehoboth beach, DE and Terence John Husband of Ashburn, VA. the family will receive friends on Thursday, April 28 from 10:30 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.,. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 21370 St. Theresa Lane, Ashburn, VA. Interment in Kennett Square, PA. Condolences may be left at www.adamsgreen.com

MARY M. HUSBAND (Age 91)

JAMES
Died on April 19, 2011. He is survived by two sisters, Joletta and Wanda James. Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. on April 28, 2011followed by service at 11 a.m. at JOHN T. RHINES FUNERAL HOME, 3005 12th St, NE. Interment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by JOHN T. RHINES FUNERAL HOME.

FOLEY
Of Fairfax, VA passed away on April 22, 2011. He was born in Egeria, WV to the late Buford and Mary Foley. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Joanne, and his children: John Kelly Foley (Jennifer) of Catlett, VA, Tamera Louise Clark of Dumfries, VA, and Jeffrey Alan Foley (Karen) of Broad Run, VA. Jack was the loving grandfather to: Nicole, Lisa, Crissy, Tiffany, Tommy-Lee, Richie, Jackson, Jacob, Jillian and great-grandfather to Caleb. He is also survived by his sister Betty Jane Porter of Chicago, IL. Jack will also be missed by many other relatives and friends. He retired from the U.S. Government after 36 years of dedicated service. He loved being outdoors hunting and gardening. Jack was a member of Fairfax Presbyterian Church and the American Legion. Friends may call at the EVERLY FUNERAL HOME, 10565 Main St., Fairfax, VA on Wednesday, April 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main St., Fairfax, VA on Thursday, April 28 at 12 p.m. Interment to follow at Stonewall Memorial Gardens. www.everlyfuneralhomes.com

DANIEL JAMES, JR.

JOHHNY JACKSON FOLEY "JACK"

KUMMERFELDT
Of Annandale, VA. On Thursday, April 20, 2011. Franz Anton Kummerfeldt is survived by his wife Maria Dolores Kummerfeldt; sons Franz A., and Henry; daughters Maria, Gisella Amalia Green, and Gertrud; brother Bernhardt Kummerfeldt; he is also survived by 14 grand children. He was preceded in death by his daughter Lolita Kummerfeldt. The family will receive friends at the FAIRFAX MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032 on Wednesday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 28 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, 220 Montgomery St., Suite 1411, San Francisco, CA 94104. For obituary and directions visit www.fmfh.com

FRANZ A. KUMMERFELDT

SHERRILL
William Richard Sherrill, of Mitchellville, MD, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2011, surrounded by love from his family. Richard was born May 23, 1927 in Cornelius, NC and served in the Army during the Korean War, afterwards relocating to the Washington DC area where he remained. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Carbo Sherrill; her three children, Consuelo, Rick and Carlos Carbo, and a brother, Archie. Brothers, Charles and John predeceased him. His marriage to Louise Sherrill Hanbury created three beautiful children, Martha, Rick and Faye. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of other dear relatives and friends. We will forever miss his gentleness, generosity and sense of humor. A memorial service is planned May 29, 2011, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall Bowie, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie, MD. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to The Fisher House Foundation or the charity of your choice.

WILLIAM RICHARD SHERRILL

FRENCH

Departed this life March 31, 2011, in Charlottesville. Predeceased by beloved wife Carolyn Howard French and survived by children Lynn, Mary Ann, David Jr, Howard (Agnes), Joseph, James, Dorothy Boone (Elwood III), Bertha (Guy Harkless) and a host of children and grandchildren. Vigil at 10 a.m. and Memorial Service at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 15th and P Streets, NW, Washington, DC.

DAVID M. FRENCH, M.D., MPH

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SHORT
Of Leesburg, VA, formerly of Clifton, VA died on Monday, April 25, 2011 in Leesburg. Mrs. Short was born November 10, 1921 in Harlan, KY to the late Dallas Dudley and Alice May Collins Howard. She loved gardening, reading, crafts and needlework. Mr. Short is survived by her beloved husband Robert Dunham Short; four children: Patricia, Virginia, Robert, Deborah; two sisters: Bobbye and Jaquline; six grandchildren: Mellissa, Elyssa, Dunham, Nathan, Jennifer, Nicholas; three great grandchildren: Andrew, Samuel, Karis and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Cr. SE in Leesburg on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. Graveside services will follow on Wednesday at Noon in Stonewall Memory Gardens Cemetery, Manassas, VA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Heritage Hall Nursing Home, 122 Morven Park Rd. Leesburg, VA 20176 or the charity of your choice. On line condolences may be sent at www.LoudounFuneralchapel.com

SUTTON
The officers and members of Martha Chapter No. 11 OES, PHA are hereby notified of the death of our beloved Sister Mary Sutton. Wake 10 a.m., funeral services to follow 11 a.m., Tuesday April 26, 2011 at Tuner Memorial AME Church, 7201 16th Street, Hyattsville, MD 20783. No OES Service WM, Cheryl A. Montague WP, Riccardo A. Montague Secy, Victor E. Sherrod

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MARY SUTTON

TASSEW
Suddenly, on Friday, April 22, 2011, of Brooklyn, NY formerly of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved son of Tassew Desta and the late Kefey Taffere; brother of Neway Mengistu, Germame Mengistu, Tsion Tassew and Benti Tassew. Also survived by numerous nephews and cousins. Funeral Service at St. Michael's Ethiopian Orthodox Revival Church, 3010 Earl Place, NE, Washington, DC, on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 10 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. www.COLLINSFUNERALHOME.com

TAFFERE DANIEL TASSEW (Age 38)

SMEAK
Of Hagerstown, MD formerly of Bethesda, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 24, 2011. She was the wife of the late Clarence O. Smeak, Jr., who preceded her in 1987. Born June 18, 1918 in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Marie Carter Rohrer. Her stepfather was Clarence Henry Rohrer of Schindell and Rohrer Hardware Co. of Hagerstown. Helen graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1936 and Duke University in 1940 as a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. Mrs. Smeak was a member of the First Brethren Church of Hagerstown. After relocating to Bethesda in 1958, the family joined Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Moving back to Hagerstown in 1982, she and Mr. Smeak attended Hagerstown Presbyterian and more recently St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Williamsport. She had worked as a social worker as well as a homemaker. She was a member of AAUW, the Women's Club and Garden Club. She was a longtime choir member as well an avid gardener. Helen was a participant of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging with the National Institutes of Health as well as the Johns Hopkins GEM Study. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Smeak is also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Richard J. Humphries, III and her oldest daughter, Charlotte S. Chamberlain. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy S. Humphries of New Market, MD, Barbara S. Wiggs of Kitty Hawk, NC; grandsons, Christopher G. Wiggs of Frederick, MD, Justin A. Wiggs and wife Tammy Passano Wiggs of Baltimore, Ian R. Chamberlain of Washington, D.C.; a granddaughter, Terra I. Chamberlain of Washington, D.C.; and a great-granddaughter, Courtney Page Wiggs of Baltimore. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church of Williamsport, 10813 Donelson Dr., Williamsport, MD 21795. www.rsthvn.com

HELEN ROHRER SMEAK (Age 92

On April 15, 2011, of Irvington, VA formerly of Alexandria, VA; beloved husband of Paula Ann Boundy, devoted father of Andrew Glenn Boundy and Gwen Margaret Boundy; a niece, Kristin Stinus. He was a retired partner with Kositzka, Wicks and Co. CPAs in Alexandria, VA. Memorial services 11 a.m. April 29 at Grace Episcopal Church, Kilmarnock, VA. Memorials may be made to Foundation for Historic Christ Church, P.O. Box 24, Irvington, VA 22480. Arrangements by CURRIE FUNERAL HOME, Kilmarnock, VA.

MARVIN DALE BOUNDY (Age 62)

TURNER
On Friday, April 22, 2011 of Sterling, VA. Wife of the late Frank E. Turner, Jr. and daughter of the late Avington and Ruth B. Walton. She is survived by her children, Sarah T. Minks, William W. Turner, Kathryn Patricia Turner and Simon A. Turner; sister, Janice Yates; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Her son, Frank E. Turner III also preceded her in death. Family will receive friends Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at ADAMSGREEN FUNERAL HOME, 721 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Arnon Cemetery, Great Falls, VA. Those who wish may make Memorial Contributions in her name to Dranesville United Methodist Church, 1089 Liberty Meeting Ct., Herndon, VA 20170. Condolences may be offered online at: www.adamsgreen.com

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DOROTHY WALTON TURNER, (Age 88)

On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, Pauline Elizabeth Gray, in the presence of loving family, peacefully transitioned from this life after an extended illness. She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Winifred D. Jackson, Ft. Washington, MD, Tawara D. Goode and Rhunita A. Gray of Washington, D.C.; sister, Thelma Jones, Miami, FL; grandchildren, Michael L. Jackson, J. Kalin Taylor, Brandon Kyle Gibson-Jackson, and Darvish M. Goode; son-in-law, Jesse Goode; great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Gray and grandson, Jahmal A. Taylor. On Thursday, April 28, 2011, from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m., friends may visit with the family at The Greater First Baptist Church, 2701 13th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery Suitland, MD. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, Community Hospice of Washington, or Jahmal A. Taylor Scholarship SEED School Foundation of DC. Send condolences to: www.marshallmarchfh.com

PAULINE ELIZABETH GRAY

On Tuesday, April 19, 2011. He is survived by his daughter, Tawania L. (Irving) Corlley; four grandchildren, Monique N. (Barry) Corlley Canty, Tenikia K. (David) Corlley Newell, Irving W., III and Ashley I Corlley; five great-grandchildren, Stephanie L., Stephan G., Jada M., Trinity A. and Ari T. Corlley; one sister, Marjorie J. Tubbs; two brothers, Warren J. (Felicia) and William I. (Pearl) McCray; a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Thursday April 28 from 11 a.m. until time of service 12 noon at Beulah Baptist Church, 5820 Dix St., NE, Rev. Marcus Turner, Pastor. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. Services by HENRY S. WASHINGTON & SONS.

MELVIN L. McCRAY "Moose"

Of Springfield, VA, beloved wife of Marshall, passed away April 23, 2011. Born January 20, 1943 in Washington DC, Linda was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Florence Goodman. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, her two daughters Stacey (Dr. Daniel) Harris and Lindsay Rose; and sisters Elaine (Irv) Zarin and Nancy (Jason) Weintraub. She is predeceased by her sister Barbara (Robert) Goldberg. Linda will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family, her sweet, warm nature and her lifelong interests in the arts and languages. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 1 p.m. at National Funeral Home, located at 7482 Lee Highway Falls Church, VA 22042. Burial will immediately follow at King David Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ARDS Foundation.

LINDA ROSE (Age 68)

McNAIR
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On Friday, April 22, 2011. Beloved mother of Aaron and Roper McNair; loving grandmother of Daniel, Talia, Jenise McNair and Jate' Hanley; cherished great-grandmother of five. Also survived by a niece, Edith Wright (Ronald); nephew, Leroy Young (Janice); and a host of cousins, other nephews and nieces. Mrs. McNair will lie in state at Campbell AME Church, 2562 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. S.E., Washington, DC 20020 on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Interment Harmony Cemetery. Services by Austin-Royster.

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ALEXANDER BROWN, JR.

WATERS
On Tuesday, April 12, 2011; beloved father of Karen L. Waters-Dumas, Stephany D. WatersDinkins (Nathan). He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jenelle Eichler (Dennis), Erinn L. Dumas, Jason and Monica Dinkins; two greatgrandsons; brother George F. Waters (Julie); other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends at the STEWART FUNERAL HOME, 4001 Benning Rd. NE, Wednesday, April 27 from 10:30 a.m. until Memorial Service at 11 a.m.

ELLIOTT N. WATERS

IN MEMORIAM

JACKSON

A lifelong resident of Washington, DC, died on March 18, 2011, due to complications from a stroke. He was born on January 11, 1933. He attended Armstrong Technical High School. He is survived by his wife, Everna, whom he married on September 7, 1957; two loving children, Mark Brown of Washington, DC and Alexis Bakos of Potomac, MD; son-in-law, Alex Bakos; three beloved grandchildren, Nicholas, Jacqueline and Dominic Bakos; and two sisters, Shirley Wiggins and Dolores Cefail. He is preceded in death by his sister Pearl Brazwell. Mr. Brown served in the United States Army in both Europe and Korea in the 1950s. He served for thirty five years at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Washington DC, many of those years as chief of food services. Alexander Brown was an active parishioner of Saint Gabriels Roman Catholic parish in Washington, DC. There he served as Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 29. The Catholic Scouting committee awarded him the Saint George medal. As a private caterer, Mr. Brown was well known for the crab feast picnics he hosted. A memorial mass will be held at Saint Gabriels Church, 26 Grant Circle, Washington, DC at 11 a.m. on Friday April 29, 2011.

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Of McLean, Virginia on Friday, April 22, 2011. William Will Soza is survived by his wife of 45 years Susan E. Soza; daughters Stephanie Soza Marsh and Elizabeth Soza Stewart; brother Robert L. Soza; sister Lupe S. Shields; grandchildren Madeline Grace and Margaret Mae Stewart, Sterling William and Ethan Thomas Marsh. The family will receive friends at the FAIRFAX MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032 on Monday, April 25, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 26, at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA 22183 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be on Wednesday, April 27 at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA. Memorial Contributions in his name may be made to the Catholic Charities, www.ccda.net, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org, or to the Hispanic College Fund, www.hispanicfund.org. For Obituary and directions visit www.fmfh.com

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SHIRLEY ANN JACKSON July 26, 1947 - April 26, 2008

Mother you are gone to your eternal home, where you may Rest in Peace but you will always be in my heart and prayers. Your Loving son, Kevin

SEIDENBERG

Departed this life on Friday, April 22, 2011. She leaves to mourn her parents, two brothers and a host of other relatives and friends. Service will be held on Wednesday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at God's Universal Kingdom Christian Church, 7610 Central Avenue, Landover, MD. Bishop L.T. Nichols, officiating. Interment Harmony Memorial Park. Services entrusted to CAPITOL MORTUARY.

Deaconess LOIS COTTOM

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Gene Widmayer Rockwell of Arlington, Va., age 64, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday April 19, 2011. Gene was the daughter of Irene Widmayer Ferguson, who survives her, and the late William James Widmayer of Silver Spring, Md. Ms. Rockwell is survived by her longtime companion, Guy Thomas Sicilia, her four adult children from her marriage to John Rockwell, Irene, Amy, Vincent (Lynne) and Natalie Rockwell, and seven granddaughters. She is also survived by her siblings, Teresa Marchese, Jamie Carr, Kurt Widmayer and Derek Widmayer, and a host of relatives and friends that include aunts Ethel (Aunt Billie) King, Rita Sewell and Nellie Widmayer. Gene was born in Takoma Park, Maryland, attended St. Gabriel and St. Camillus Elementary Schools and Regina High School. She graduated from St. Mary's College in Maryland and received a master's degree from Hofstra University. She was the Lead Special Education Teacher at Campbell Elementary School in Arlington Va. Prior to her ten years within the Arlington School System Gene taught for 14 years in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

GENE WIDMAYER ROCKWELL

STEPHENS
Louise, as she preferred to be called, crossed over into the arms of our Lord and Savior on Friday, April 22 at the Mary Washington Hospital from a heart attack which left her too weak to continue on. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raleigh and Rosa Lee Wright, her brother, Herman and the love of her life for close to 61 yrs, Jesse Lee Stephens. She is survived by four children, Patricia ONeal (Glen), Harold Stephens (Teresa), Carol Keefe and Barbara Stephens, six grandchildren, Steve and Dan Keefe(Cathy), Tamara and Todd Stephens (Bonnie), Deborah Talbot (Kevin), and Leslie ONeal; eight great-grandchildren, Dalton Keefe, Justin and Lauren Talbot, Mya Coleman, Chloe and Owen Keefe, Ashley and Hannah Stephens. Also, survived by one sister, Virginia Lee Swain who was her best friend and will miss those daily check-up calls. Our mother was most precious to each of us and had the love of the many friends she had made over the years. She and dad instilled in all of us the importance of living a Christian life and for this we are most grateful. Relatives and friends may call at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr. Alexandria, VA on Wednesday April 27, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held 11 a.m, Thursday, April 28 at Groveton Baptist Church, 6511 Richmond Hwy. Alexandria, VA 22306. Interment Mt. Comfort Cemetery.

VIOLET LOUISE STEPHENS

Ten years later the memory is still fresh of an extraordinarily devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, in-law, neighbor, and friend. Shy in her own way, her calm and calming nature and disposition were omnipresent as she continually offered encouragement to her family. She was able to know her future daughter-in-law who helped care for her when she most needed it and felt fortunate to have a grandson who was precious to her for the last two years though dearly wished her husband Jake of 41 years could have seen his namesake. Over what would be her final year she experienced the increasingly disdainful treatment of her youngest child and the childs spouse, both highly interested in her finances for a large and expensive new home, and particularly in her will, but who showed diminishing patience and acceptance as her health declined. Such callous greed was in stark contrast to the kindness, support, and love she showed people. Her generosity and caring marked her life, one without pretense or superficiality or disregard of individuals and in which she always had time for others. Her Family John, Ethalyn, Margi, Tirso, Fely, Totsie, Judith, Diding, Jay, Eds, Clarisse, Ian, Maribeth, Lani

MERCET MURPHY SEIDENBERG May 25, 1918 - April 26, 2001

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On Wednesday, April 20, 2011 of Fort Washington, MD. Wife of Robert A. Marshall, Sr. (Bobby); mother of Robert A. Marshall, Jr. (BJ); Also surviving are granddaughters, Michelle and Jazmine Marshall; mother, Mildred C. Munson; siblings Sharon, Albert and Michael Munson; mother-in-law, Gloria Marshall and a host of other relatives and friends. Viewing, 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., Friday, April 29, 2011 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1600 Morris Road, S.E., Washington, D.C. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD. Arrangements, THORNTON Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, MD.

SHEILA E. MUNSON MARSHALL

Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd, Arlington Va. 22203. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 at the Woodside United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 8900 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910 which will be followed by interment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, Maryland. A Celebration of Genes Life party will follow the funeral at her home. Contributions in Genes name can be made to The CJD Foundation, P.O. Box 5312, Akron, OH 44334, www.cjdfoundation.org, and/or the Washington Middle School for Girls, 2683 Douglass Road, SE Washington, DC 20020 www.washingtonmiddleschoolforgirls.org. Gene had many roles in life and was unsurpassed in those that mattered most: mother, partner, grandmother, sibling, teacher, companion, confidant, friend and neighbor. She will be sorely missed by the many whose lives she touched.

FORCIER
Gerard O. Forcier of Falls Church, VA; six children Marie Creager (Roger) of Richmond, VA, Paul Forcier (Beverly) of Cleveland Heights, OH, Diane Sullivan (Michael) of Alexandria, VA, Jeanine Scott (Stephen) of Lenoir, NC, Annette Lint (John) of North Augusta, SC and Vincent Forcier (Mary) of Falls Church, VA; 25 grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; 11 siblings Irene Guilmette (Alan) of Milford, CT, Patrick Roy (Barbara) of Putnam, CT, Roger Roy (Mary Jane) of West Haven, CT, Ann-Marie Dauphinais (Eugene) of Lebanon, NH, Bernard Roy (Betty Ann) of Newbury, VT, Ernest Roy (Louise) of Bath, NH, Camille Roy (fiance Melissa) of North Haverhill, NH, Philip Roy (Patricia) of Woodsville, NH, Richard Roy (Sandra) of Woodsville, NH, Norman Roy (Joyce) of Bath, NH, Clement Roy of Woodsville, NH and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her dear friends Pat Wood of Leesburg, VA, Nanette Hotchner (John) of Falls Church, VA, and James Amtower (Rhonda) of Williamsburg, VA and devoted caregivers Tsion Gelan, Ramatu Kargbo, Adama Kanu and Ibrahim Fofanah.

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BUONVIRI
service expressed through her work with the Springfield, VA Womens Club, American Legion Post 176, and the Springfield Little League all of which she was a staunch supporter and served as an officer of those organizations. She put her Civil Service career on hold from 1953 to 1963 to focus on raising her family and then returned to Civil Service in the Fort Belvoir, VA Office of Housing until her retirement in 1983. She enjoyed dancing and traveling with her husband, Frank especially visiting her children and grandchildren all over the United States from the East Coast to the West, from the vistas of Navajo land in Arizona to the beautiful islands of Hawaii. She lived in Leesburg, VA, Winslow, AZ, and Chesapeake, VA during her last 15 years. Eleanor lived a loving, faith-filled, prayerful life and was a regular contributor to Catholic Charities, St. Judes Mission, EWTN, the Rosary Society, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Madonna House, and every Catholic parish and diocese she was part of during ELEANOR VIRBAL BUONVIRI her life. She also had a very special devotion to the Of Chesapeake, VA passed into eternal life on Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Holy Saturday, April 23, 2011. She was born to Lithuanian immigrant parents, Anthony and Pauline Eleanors hobbies included cooking, sewing, tatVirbal, August 25, 1921 in Duryea, Pennsylvania. ting, crocheting, needlepoint, and watching her She grew in grace and wisdom as a member of kids play sports, from the youngest little leaguer to St. Josephs Catholic Church in Duryea. One of David still playing hardball in the over-50 category! Gods gifts to Eleanor was a beautiful voice and She always wanted to know which sibling shot she shared this blessing as a member of the church a hole-in-one or below par. She lived in that choir during her early years. Her singing touched space between Virginia Tech Hokie nation and everyone from friends and family to grandchildren the University of Virginia Wahoos. She treasured and great-grandchildren throughout her lifetime. family outings not only in the Pocono Mountains of She graduated from Duryea High School in 1939. Pennsylvania, but also at Ocean City, MD and Capon She moved to Washington, DC during the WWII Springs, WV. years and joined the Civil Service workforce in the Federal Housing Administration. Eleanor met She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Frank P. Buonviri, after he husband of 45 years. Eleanor is survived by her returned from the war, and they were married brother Paul Virbal (Jane) and her sister Florence June 24, 1950 while living in DC. She and her Santore (Gabe); her children Joseph Buonviri, growing family moved to Springfield, VA in 1955. David Buonviri (Dani), Debra Ann Hetmanek (Paul), Richard Buonviri (Susan) and Paul Buonviri (StarShe was a founding member of St. Bernadettes lene); 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; Catholic Church and saw it grow from the initial and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. days of Mass in Fr. Bradicans carport to the faith-filled parish it is today. Eleanor had a great The family of Eleanor V. Buonviri invites you to devotion to our Blessed Mother, Mary, and she was the Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May president of the St. Bernadettes Ladys Sodality 19, 2011 at St. Mark Catholic Church, Vienna, in those early years of the parishs establishment. VA. Burial will take place at Arlington National Another of Gods gifts to Eleanor was great skill Cemetery to be with her loving husband at a at the making of rosaries. She made thousands later date. In lieu of flowers, please contact St. of rosaries during her life and donated them to Mark for donations to local Catholic Charities churches, missions, and communities all over the or send donation to the St. Vincent de Paul world. She was friendly, out-going, compassionate, Society, Winslow Conference, 1117 West 2nd Street, Winslow, Arizona 86047. and had a strong commitment to community

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LOUISE ROY FORCIER (Age 79)

HARRIS
ARTHUR JAMES HARRIS, II, J.D.
Arthur James Harris, II, JD, 67, of Washington, DC; Walled Lake, MI; and Mayfair London, England; passed away at home on Walled Lake, April 13, 2011. Son of the late Arthur James Harris and Jean Dunlap Harris of Walled Lake, MI. A.J. was an honors graduate of Michigan State University, BA, 1965; and received a Doctor of Laws degree, cum laude, from the National Law Center, George Washington University, 1968. He enjoyed a long and successful career as a member of the American and Michigan Bar Associations and admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He was past president of the Washington Representatives Research Group as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Government Relations Council. A.J. began his professional career in Washington as a legislative assistant to Congressman Jack McDonald of Michigan from 1967 1970. In 1970 he joined the Investment Bankers Association (IBA) as its first in-house government relations counsel. In 1972 IBA merged with the Association of Stock Exchange Firms (ASEF) to become the Securities Industry Association (SIA). He served as Vice President and Director of Congressional Relations for SIA in Washington from 1970 to 1978 before joining Insurance of North America Corporation (INA) in January,1978 as vice president in charge of the INA Washington Office. In April, 1982, following a merger of INA Corporation and Connecticut General, he was elected vice president of CIGNA Corporation where he remained until retirement in 1999. He then joined the law firm of Williams and Jensen, Washington, DC. He was an avid Michigan State University alumni, dedicated to excellence and generously supported education and the arts. He was a person who enjoyed very special relationships with everyone he met and leaves behind fond memories of his quick wit. He was very well read and enjoyed a strong command of the English language and its proper use often making sport of it; a global traveler; an active participant in the political arena; a great fan collectively of the Detroit Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers. He is survived by his wife, Joye Thompson Harris; stepfather of James William Boykin of Arlington, VA and Taylor Carlyle Boykin of Washington, DC; relative of Shawn (Linda) Squires (son of the late Jerry (Jan) Squires), Alexandra and Taylor Squires; and a world of wonderful friends. Memorial Service from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 N. Pontiac Tr., Walled Lake (3 Blks South of Maple Rd.) Saturday, April 30, 2011, 1 p.m. Friends may visit Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to time of service. Memorials to Leader Dogs for the Blind, 1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115 and the AJ Harris, II Interdisciplinary Studies Experience Fund. Please make donations to MSU-University Advancement, Attn: Lynn Pfaff, 300 Spartan Way, East Lansing, MI 48824-1005.

Of Falls Church, VA died on Friday, April 22, 2011 peacefully at home surrounded by her family Louise was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished life and made everything fun. She following a brief illness. was compassionate to all, her family, friends, those She was born in Woodsville, NH on July 5, in need and those who just needed to talk. Her 1931, daughter of Elie O. and Germaine (Lamarre) loving wisdom will live on. Roy. She moved to Washington, DC at the age of 19 and worked for the FBI fingerprinting The family will be receiving friends and relatives office. She married Gerard O. Forcier on February at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME of ARLINGTON, 7, 1953 and for the next 58 years she was 4510 Wilson Blvd, on Tuesday, April 26 from 5 to the most fabulous mother, grandmother, great- 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at her home parish, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, grandmother and friend. 3305 Glen Carlyn Rd., Falls Church, VA 22041 Louise was preceded in death by her parents, on Wednesday, April 27 at 10 a.m. Louise will one sister Rita R. Lackie, four brothers Fernand, be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a Martin, Paul and Victor Roy and one grandchild later date. Louise's smile and presence warmed everyone's heart. In lieu of flowers, contributions Amanda Scott. may be made in her name to Operation Smile at She is survived by her husband of 58 years www.operationsmile. org

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A participant checks out her competition before the start of a race at the White House Easter Egg Roll, which was described by one 10year-old as sort of like Disneyland, but they dont have rides.

Tweens stretched in the Yoga Garden. Chef Jacques Pepin whipped up healthy gourmet meals, and TV star Kelly Ripa read books to children. Over at the entertainment pavilion, pop star Willow Smith whipped her hair back and forth. And, oh yeah, there was an Easter Egg Roll at the White House on Monday, too. About 30,000 people received tickets to the 133rd edition of the annual event, which at times more resembled a stop on a Miley Cyrus tour than a quaint, oldfashioned scene of kids pushing pastel-colored eggs across the South Lawn. First lady Michelle Obama said it was the largest crowd in recent years, and the event clocked in at an exhausting 12 hours. Perhaps Bryson Earle, 10, a veteran of two egg rolls, summed it up best. Its sort of like Disneyland, but they dont have rides, the Columbia, S.C., resident said. They got the characters, though. Take your pick: Disney, Sesame Street and Looney Toons. And stars, too enough to fill a red

carpet. Hollywood heavyweights John Lithgow and Geena Davis, Spike Mendelsohn of Top Chef and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi put in appearances. But most of all, there was lots to do: Kids could run obstacle courses, shop at an organic market with their parents, get lessons from a tennis instructor, bust a move at a dance party or chill with the Harlem Globetrotters, who circulated around the White House grounds spinning balls on their fingertips. All the action was probably a good thing, since the Egg Roll itself got mixed reviews. Some kids said they had a blast, but one said it was kinda hard, and another pronounced it annoying. Eloise Maguire, 8, of Boston came down in the middle. It was funnish, boringish, she said with authority after taking a turn thwacking an egg with a battered wooden spoon about 30 feet across grass still soggy from the previous nights storms.

The first family kicked off the festivities with an appearance on Up and Go! was aimed at promoting good health among the nations children, which has been a signature issue of hers. Im a big proponent of getting up and going, making sure were moving and eating healthy, and this Easter Egg Roll reflects all of that, she told the crowd. President Obama officiated at the Egg Roll on the South Lawn. Everybody feels good about their form? he asked the kids before blowing a whistle to start the race. Obama cheered on the kids and even provided an assist at one point: He helped a particularly young girl in a flower-print dress flick her egg across the finish line. The first family then read books to children (Where the Wild Things Are and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom) and the president made a stop at the basketball courts. He took a pass,

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a south balcony of the White House. Michelle Obama, the official host, said the theme Get did a behind-the back dribble and sank a layup. Hes got some moves! a boy shouted as he tried to emulate Obama. The super-size 2011 edition is a far cry from the first Easter Egg Roll in 1878. According to some accounts, President Rutherford B. Hayes invited children to roll eggs at the White House after Congress banned the practice from the Capitol grounds, claiming that crowds had gotten too rowdy there. The Easter Bunny didnt make an appearance until the 1970s, when President Richard M. Nixon included him in the festivities. This years event required 14,500 hard-boiled eggs and 1,200 volunteers to stage it, according to the White House. More than 200,000 people applied for tickets in an online lottery system, and winners were selected from all 50 states and the District. This is really big, said Joshua Johnson, 10, of Atlanta.
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Pick for Montgomery superintendent faces high expectations, challenges


school from B1 Starr, 41, who is married with three children, has presided over the Stamford, Conn., school system since 2005. The appointment in Montgomery is contingent on the completion of contract negotiations and approval of Marylands state superintendent. Weast plans to retire in June. Stamford has 15,000 students in 20 schools, about one-tenth the enrollment of Montgomery. Like Weast, Starr has sparred with local elected officials over funding and has enacted cuts that have eaten away at his reforms. When in this business, you want to be with the best, Starr said in a conference call shortly after the board voted unanimously to appoint him. And in many ways, Montgomery has been certainly on the forefront. Weast is among the longestserving superintendents in the Washington region, and his initiatives to narrow academic achievement disparities in the D.C. suburbs have attracted national attention. Starr did not attend Monday nights board meeting, but in the conference call, he drew on comparisons between Stamford and Montgomery, both urban-suburban systems largely defined by the competing needs of rich and poor. He discussed possible changes to the Montgomery system in only the broadest terms and emphasized that he didnt think it was a system in need of major reform. Starr added that he isnt opposed to charter schools, which are publicly funded but independently run, but said he doesnt know why they would be needed here in Montgomery County.. . . I dont see what the value add would be, he said. Charter schools have struggled to gain a foothold in Montgomduring Joshua P. Starr ery Weasts tenure. On another controversial subject in public education, Starr said he was not a strong believer in paying teachers based on the academic performance of students. Starr has a doctorate in education administration, planning and social policy from the Harvard University. He began his career as a special education teacher in Brooklyn, N.Y., and later helped guide reforms in early childhood education and gifted and talented education in the New York City school district. There, he helped design one of the nations bestknown programs for measuring performance in public schools. In Stamford, he took a scattershot curriculum and united it under a common lesson plan mirroring an initiative undertaken in Montgomery by Weast. We had 150 different ways of teaching reading. He came in and made it much more uniform, said Wendy Lecker, copresident of the Parent Teacher Council of Stamford. Starr also dismantled a program in the citys middle schools that had grouped students by academic ability, a controversial practice known as tracking. Some parents particularly those with students derailed from the upper track still resent the change. Starr, like Weast, labored to narrow the gap between black and Hispanic students and Asian and white students, with mixed

results. He said Monday that the gap had shrunk by 12 percentage points in math. To replace Weast, a Chicagobased firm conducted a national search for superintendents, winnowing applicants to 30 from 15 states. Three finalists were then selected for closed-door interviews with community stakeholders including representatives from the teachers union, the parents association and advocates for special needs students. Hes younger than [Weast] but equally energetic and openminded, said Doug Prouty, president of the Montgomery County Education Association, who sat in on the interviews. He [was] a very promising candidate. Weast raised achievement and tests scores as the district became more diverse and developed higher concentrations of poverty. He carved the district into red zones and green zones to identify lower-performing pockets, then was able to invest money into the poorer, red-zone

schools. But Starr faces grimmer economic prospects. Each year, the school district has had to fight the county and the state to prevent cuts in per-pupil funding. Enrollment has continued to increase as revenue has stagnated. School superintendents often seem to fall into two broad camps: change agents, brought in to enact reform, raise scores and ruffle feathers; and consensus-builders, hired to heal rifts and if necessary to repair the relationships frayed by change agents. After the hardcharging Weast, some longtime county leaders voiced hope that Starr will come in as a healer. The system is set up to be a good system. People know how to do the job, theres no doubt about that. I think they need someone to come in whos a little kinder, gentler, said Sen. Nancy J. King (D-Montgomery), a former county school board member.
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Clear winners were scarce at the Helen Hayes Awards on Monday night, with actors, directors and artistic directors often striding to the Warner Theatre stage to claim halves of the

Washington areas annual theater honors. When the everyones-a-winner happy dust settled on the gala event, the Shakespeare Theatre Company and its Chicago import musical Candide had the most trophies in hand (though with nearly a fifth of the evenings categories resulting in ties, it wasnt clear who would be buying the drinks afterward). Candide, an STC co-production with Chicagos Goodman Theatre, two-stepped with Arena Stages Oklahoma! all night in

the musical categories. Oklahoma! wound up with four awards, including prizes for choreography and musical direction. Candide, the ambitious and cultishly beloved 1950s musical based on Voltaires sendup of optimism, won six awards, with nods for its director (Mary Zimmerman), lead actress (Lauren Molina) and supporting actress (Hollis Resnik). Geoff Packard of Candide and Nicholas Rodriguez of Oklahoma! split the lead actor award. Im a twin, so Ive been tied

all my life, Packard cracked. It must indeed be the best of all possible worlds: Candide and Oklahoma! shared top honors as outstanding resident musical. The ceremony looked sharp as ever, with a live orchestra onstage and plenty of glitzy singerdancers peppering the evening with song parodies. But it ground slowly: Thank-you speeches were discreet, without any great gags or gaffes at the awards continued on C9

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Oh good, the Americans are here. Just wait and see what I got, says Tiffany Jaksic. She is standing outside Westminster Abbey in her sundress; she is holding a plastic bag of loot. I got about 52 pounds of Will and Kate merchandise. The royal wedding coasters, the coffee mugs, the playing cards, the oversize pen. She bought it THE all in Covent GarROYAL WEDDING den. She found all this stuff, and while the cashier was ringing up the original stuff, she rummaged around on the counter and found more stuff. Hard evidence for the folks back home in Tennessee.

Jaksic knows this is a ridiculous display of excess. She feels it is her duty as an American. Easter weekend ended, and the tourists began. A recent news poll said that only 6 percent of Americans were very interested in the wedding. The ones who have bothered to cross an ocean to watch in person what will probably look better on television are the top echelon of that small percentage. Not merely American tourists, but Advanced Placement Anglophiles. The AP Anglophile can tell you what a Jammie Dodger is (its a biscuit, folks) and where to buy one, and how circus means circle, but Piccadilly Circus isnt one. For the AP Anglophile, traveling to the wedding is much like returning to the womb. Within two hours of seeing the date announced on the Today show begins Marcia Anderson. Well, you saw it on Today, I saw it on Good Morning America, her friend Denise Callegari interjects. Right. Within two hours, we had booked four different hotels americans continued on C9

A GUIDE: The Rev. Martin Hume points out the parade route at Westminster Abbey.

very once in a great while, a novel comes along to remind you why you rummage through shelves in the first place. Why you peck like a magpie past the bright glitter of publishers promises. Why you read. No news hook will have brought you to it. No famous name on the spine will suggest whats in store. But as you slip into the books pages, you sense you are entering a singular creation, a richly populated world. Curiosity overcomes you. Before long, you are surrendering to the voice of a confident narrator, the arc of an unfamiliar story. And then, suddenly, you are swept away in a tale that is bristling with incident, steeped in the human condition, buffeted by winds of fate. This, you think, is the feeling you had as you read Great Expectations or AN ATLAS OF Sophies IMPOSSIBLE Choice or The LONGING Kite Runner. by Anuradha This is why you Roy, read fiction at all. Free Press. Anuradha 319 pp. Roys An Atlas Paperback, of Impossible $14 Longing is such a book, a novel to convince us that boldly drawn sagas with larger-than-life characters are still possible in a relentlessly postmodern world. Its author, a first-time novelist, is no one youve heard of, and yet she is also no stranger to books. She lives in the picturesque hill station of Ranikhet, in the distant Himalaya mountains, and commutes to New Delhi, where she works for an academic publisher that specializes in South Asia. Apart from its setting just outside Calcutta, Roys Atlas is hardly distant. A sprawling epic of love, class and ambition, it has more in common with Dreisers An American Tragedy than it does with The Mahabharata. In it, a single act of pity rattles down generations to break a castes rules, test a familys mettle and throw together two unlikely childhood friends, who will negotiate every circuit of human love. Its a big story. It begins in 1907, when Amulya leaves Calcutta with his young wife, Kananbala, and travels to the backbook world continued on C4

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 Alex Ovechkin stopping by Georgetown Cupcake on Sunday afternoon or rather, getting dragged into the bakery by adoring staff who saw him biking past with a group of friends, a day after he and the Caps advanced to the Stanley Cups second round. Ovie continued his victory lap of Georgetown on Monday, riding into Cadys Alley and waving at Kafe Leopolds lunch crowd.  Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos lunching at the Palm on Monday after

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 The New York Post reports that Jim McGreeveys bid to become an Episcopalian priest has been put on hold. The former New Jersey governor who resigned in 2004 after admitting to an extramarital affair with a male staffer entered seminary studies three years ago. Sources told The Post that the church wanted to put more distance between McGreeveys ordination and his acrimonious divorce from Dina Matos.  Levi Johnston has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to publish his memoirs in the fall. Wanna hear the title? Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palins Crosshairs. Publishing house reps are calling it the story of a misunderstood boy figuring out how to be a man and father after being thrust into the spotlight. Probably means he and Bristol are definitely not getting back together again.

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Fords Theatre announces new initiative on tolerance


The Lincoln Legacy Project will begin with the musical Parade in the fall
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HIS LEGACY: The story of Leo Frank, above, a Jewish factory manager who was lynched by a mob after being accused of murder, inspired the musical Parade.

Fords Theatre has announced a fiveyear project to mount one play each season with themes of tolerance, equality and other social issues and pair them with a month of weekly dialogues. The Lincoln Legacy Project, a new initiative, will start in the fall with the musical Parade, the theater announced Tuesday. The play follows the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager in early-20th-century Atlanta, who, after being accused of murdering a 13-year-old girl, was lynched by a mob. The plays themes about religious intolerance, racial tension and injustice will be discussed in town hall meetings and scholar and activist panels on successive Mondays in October at Fords. Parade was first produced in New York in 1998, ran for 85 performances and won two Tony Awards. I wept. I was so moved and couldnt believe this had happened in our country, said Paul Tetreault, Fords director, who was sitting in the audience. In his office on F Street, with hordes of tourists lined up to visit Fords on a sunny day, Tetreault said the project continues the discussion of Abraham Lincolns principles as well as focuses on current issues. Whether the play is historical or not, the conversation is now, Tetreault said. Things are still happening. Gay kids are threatened and kill themselves. Fords has enlisted several partners for

the Legacy Project, starting with the Anti-Defamation League, which was founded in the wake of Franks lynching in 1913; the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington; the D.C. Jewish Community Center; and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation. I think this is an opportunity to bring African American and Jewish groups and audiences together to reflect on this moment in history. They can see how out of the mainstream both African American and Jewish people were in the South, said Ari Roth, the artistic director of Theater J,

Whether the play is historical or not, the conversation is now.


Paul Tetreault, director of Fords Theatre

another sponsor. This is an unsentimental play, and these are unsentimental times. Things go wrong for everyone. The founding sponsor of the project, the theater also announced Tuesday, is Ronald O. Perelman, chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., who pledged $500,000. Under consideration for future season openers are: The Laramie Project, about the 1998 killing of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard; Fly, about the Tuskegee Airmen; The Scottsboro Boys, about the 1930s case of nine African American men accused of attacking two white women; The Crucible, about the Salem witch hunts; and The Andersonville Trial, about a Confederate POW camp. Parade, which has never been produced in Washington, was written by Alfred Uhry, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Fords is bringing the production that was staged at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2009. It opens Sept. 23. The 2011-12 season will also include A Christmas Carol, from Nov. 18 to Dec. 31; a commission from playwright Richard Hellesen about the relationship between Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass; and 1776, the Tony Award-winning musical, from March 9 to May 19. The theater will open its Center for Education and Leadership, across from Fords, in February 2012. This is really the beginning of the focus of our programs at the center. Thats what we are talking about leadership, Tetreault said.
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Britney Spears featuring Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha: Til the World Ends (remix) Spearss future tour mate Minaj kills it on this oxygenhogging, chimp-referencing remix. Spree Wilson: No Use in Runnin The ATLs latest singer/producer/multi-hyphenate makes like the second coming of B.o.B. on this superlative jam from his new mix tape, The Never Ending Now. The Heavenly States featuring Britt Daniel: Berlin Wall The Bay Area-based rockers invent a new category,

Sturm und Drang Twee, with help from the Spoon frontman. Dev: In the Dark Already club-famous for her standout turn on the Far East Movements hit Like a G6, Dev joins with white-hot production team the Cataracs and what sounds like a Pitbull sample for a (possible) breakout hit of her own. My Morning Jacket: Holdin On to Black Metal Falsettos, 70s funk, bizarro childrens choirs, horns: MMJ digs deep into its bag o crazy for the most promising leak yet from its upcoming monster release, Circuital.
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Times New Viking always seemed to relish being its own worst enemy. A few years ago, the Columbus, Ohio, group was at the forefront of a briefly heralded lo-fi movement for two reasons: Its spiky songs were overstuffed with more hooks than any of the bands distorted peers could muster, and the anti-production values favored by the guitar-keyboarddrums trio were the most confrontational. (The masters for 2009s Born Again Revisited were infamously submitted on VHS tape.) With a smirk and a middle finger, TNV lived out a sort of indie-rock fantasy life, recording uncompromising songs about drugs for iconic Matador Records while being handpicked as opening act by some of the groups biggest heroes (the Clean, Yo La Tengo and Guided by Voices among them). Dancer Equired, TNVs debut for Merge Records, confirms that the band is much more a band than a style. Its not the endurance test that past albums have been. The band lets the songs breathe instead of smothering them. Jared Phillipss slicing guitar lines, Beth Murphys punchy keyboard riffs and drummer Adam Elliotts surprisingly affecting vocals each have their own space instead of congealing into a sonic blur. Elliott and Murphy used to share warbled, off-key vocals. This time you could almost call them harmonies. Brash two-minute chargers such as Its a Culture and [Expletive] Her Tears remain the bands forte, but the slow-fi slogan on the back album cover is no lie. The light, leisurely jangle of No Room to Live and California Roll is positively inviting, something unheard of in the bands past catalogue. Want to Exist serves as TNVs new mission statement. Its enveloped in warm fuzz, comfortably plodding and both resigned and hopeful. Elliott sings: There is nothing left to do with this image / Never meant to bring on this vision / Working on a new way of living / Taking drugs to bring it some meaning. Well, at least some things remain the same.
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Bootsy Collins doesnt always get props alongside his former employers James Brown and George Clinton for the role hes played in the creation and propagation of funk. The spoken-word intro to this cultural-primer-cumdance-party wastes no time setting the record straight, and with testimony from none other than celebrity scholar Cornel West. In the beginning, there was total darkness, and out of this darkness there came a word called funk, West declaims to a sci-fi synth figure reminiscent of Parliament as its otherworldly best. From the high trinity of funk, he continues, came three undeniable geniuses the godfather himself, James Brown, the funk master George Clinton and the funk teacher, Bootsy Collins. History lessons abound, especially early on, but the good times and indelible grooves never give way to didacticism. Mirrors Tell Lies, for example, reignites the molten funk-rock of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Hip Hop @ Funk U has a languid gangsta vibe, with West Coast MCs Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg paying homage to the fat, spongy bass lines interpolated from Bootsys classic work with P-Funk and James Brown that hooked many of their early hits. Bobby Womack and George Clinton are among the other R&B luminaries featured here, along with two of Bootsys other fellow Parliamentarians, his late brother Catfish and P-Funks late musical director Garry Shider. Rather than cluttering the proceedings, this profusion of personalities lends the music focus and depth, making it something akin to funks answer to Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
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What do you get when you mix 80s pop, Aughties electro and 10 different kinds of disco with yacht rock that newish, ineffably Brooklyn-y compound of soft rock and faux-nostalgic hipsterism? Something very much like Holy Ghost!, the debut full-length disc from the N.Y.C. duo of Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel. Holy Ghost! has the great good fortune to have released Holy Ghost! on LCD Soundsystems vaunted DFA label at roughly the same time LCD Soundsystem is disbanding, the breakup leaving an opening for a synth-heavy-but-stillaccessible New Order-loving revivalist act. Complicating matters is the fact that Holy Ghost! has come along at a time when releasing full-length albums seems like a touching act of nostalgia, especially for a dance band. Millhiser and Frankel seem to struggle to fill all that space between singles, and in keeping with their reputation as avid recyclers, many of their songs seem like many of their other songs with the words changed. The best songs on Holy Ghost! and there are a handful of pretty great songs tend to be semi-serious and analog-synth-heavy (Wait and See), or de facto mash-ups (like Do It Again, which melds Men Without Hats The Safety Dance with Fashion-era Bowie). Even some of Holy Ghost!s lesser moments are brushed by greatness: Some Children is an otherwise clunky track made awesome by the presence of yacht-rock patron saint (and Doobie Brother) Michael McDonald, who belts out the chorus like its some great lost artifact of 80s pop, recovered at last.
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FIERCE: Big K.R.I.T. offered an agreeable personality that won over the U Street Music Hall crowd.

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Whoever called Steve Earle the Michael Moore of alt-country was on to something: Earle recorded some of his most provocative music in the years after Sept. 11. On Ill Never Get Out of This World Alive, his first disc of original material since George W. Bush left office, he sounds both bereft and relieved. If Earle is the ultimate firebrand, Emmylou Harris is the ultimate flame-tender, as even-keeled as Earle is pugnacious. Her new disc, Hard Bargain, is . . . well, its an Emmylou Harris record. Its lovely and understated and will only further Harriss reputation as a paragon of gentle dignity and forbearance. She cant seem to help it. Ill Never Get Out of This World Alive (also the title of Earles new novel, out in a few weeks) is, as Earles albums often are, animated by rage, regret and love in equal measure. Little Emperor is a musical companion to the long-ago Copperhead Road and a lyrical (No more pomp and circumstance / No more shock and awe / Youre just a little emperor thats all) companion to just about any of the other Bush 43 songs in Earles canon. Heaven or Hell is an excellent duet with his wife, country singer Allison Moorer; Gulf of Mexico is a rueful but rollicking examination of last years oil spill. Earles last few records have pinballed from roots to rock to Irish folk. His last record of original material, Washington Square Serenade, featured hip-hop-style beats courtesy of a Dust Brother,

The path to rap stardom has changed considerably. There was a time when a rappers success was directly related to how much fear he could strike into the heart of the typical suburban listener. But in an arc that basically mirrors Snoop Doggs career, it now tends to be based on how fun you would be to hang out with. These two approaches were on display Sunday night at U Street Music Hall as a pair of emerging rappers, Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs, delivered altogether different sets. Headliner K.R.I.T. has no single defining characteristic but has pieced together an agreeable personality that instantly won over the sold-out crowd. The 24-year-old Mississippi native is something of a production whiz, crafting the slowburn beats that serve as the foundation for his recent breakout mix tape ReturnOf4Eva. Hes clearly done his Southern rap homework, as plenty of echoes of OutKast (particularly

the groups famous forever ever refrain from Ms. Jackson) and fellow Rebel Stater David Banner rang throughout his set. Rotation played out like a less frenzied version of any number of Banners odes to pimped-out rides. Country [Expletive] went over so well that the downtown D.C. crowd for some reason erupted into heavy cheers when K.R.I.T. asked how many country folk were in the venue. Onstage, K.R.I.T. is still in the developmental stage. Hes a passable if not particularly charismatic rapper and was frequently drowned out by his own hypeman. When local neo-soul man Raheem DeVaughn appeared mid-set for a two-song interlude, it was like watching a seasoned pro show a thing or two to his apprentice. But K.R.I.T. has learned something from past and future tour mate Wiz Khalifa make em like you, and youve got it made. Wide smiles, moments of humility and some hand-raising choruses its really not that complicated.

There were no friendly callouts during Gibbss all-business 25-minute set. Not surprising, since a line on his new single Scottie Pippen has him scowling, Im trying to make a million dollars / [Expletive] a million downloads. One of the few call-outs that Gibbs made was to reprimand a couple up front that was tongue kissing as he was rapping. Im trying to do some gangsta [expletive] up here, he growled. Gibbs is an authentic throwback a gangsta rapper whose violent tales actually ring true. Still, the only real positive reaction he got from the audience is when he asked how many in the building enjoyed smoking weed. He seemed unsurprised and just a bit dejected at the obvious response, but powered on with more fiercely and precisely delivered lines. The best song was National Anthem, which has the parenthetical title of ([Expletive] the World). Hard-core, but not necessarily the way to make hip-hop friends in 2011.
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TOUGH: Steve Earle rollicks with pugnacity on his latest.

TAME: Emmylou Harris stays mild on Hard Bargain.

which proved too much for many alt-country purists. Coincidentally or not, Alive, made under the watchful eye of producer T-Bone Burnett, is as understated and nearly immaculate a country-ish rock record as Earle has made in years. Theres less clutter, fewer haranguing pamphlets masquerading as songs and more thoughtful tracks, such as This City, a post-Katrina ballad that doubles as an unofficial theme song for the HBO series Treme, on which Earle occasionally appears. Hard Bargain has a Big Easy lament of its own, the mild, wistful New Orleans. Harris came late to songwriting, spending the first few decades of her career as an interpreter. She favors naturalistic fare, such as the opening track The Road, which is possibly the frankest examination yet of Harriss relationship with mentor Gram Parsons (So I took what you left me / Put it to some use / Went looking for an answer / With those

three chords and the truth). Unlike Earle, who is most comfortable when settling into someone elses skin, Harriss character studies dont always ring true. My Name Is Emmett Till, a first-person recounting of the infamous tale of the African American boy murdered in 1950s Mississippi, starts off awkward (I was born a black boy / . . . I walked this Earth for 14 years / Then one night I was killed) and goes downhill from there, inexplicably mild where it should rage. Its hard not to wonder what Earle, who seems to possess not an ounce of mildness in his entire body, would have done with it instead.
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book world from C1 water of Songarh to open a factory to manufacture herbal potions and perfumes. In time, they produce a son, who is a joy to them both, but the quiet cramp of small-town life becomes anathema to the lonely mother. She starts to evince strange symptoms, begins speaking out of turn and is given to obscene outbursts. As months go by, it is clear she has gone mad. Into her altered world step two newcomers: a granddaughter, Bakul, whose birth killed her mother; and a boy, Mukunda, of indeterminate caste, whose uneasy adoption into the family becomes the single act of pity that reverberates down the generations to change everything once and for all. Mukunda and Bakul spend idyllic days in one anothers company. For Bakul, Mukunda is the emotional link to a motherless world a world that Bakuls father, too, in abject grief, has abandoned. For Mukunda, Bakul is the human anchor, the single, totally truthful person on whom a casteless orphan can rely. But time deals harshly with that sibling love. There comes a point in their adolescence when the family begins to worry about the wisdom of their growing up together there is the question of burgeoning sexualities, the question of castes. It would be unfair to tell a prospective reader more. And yet we are but a short way through a very long and complicated story. Suffice it to say that the boy is sent off, cast out into an uncertain, Dickensian future, and, as a result, boy, girl and

Its a job, not a passion


Dear Amy: I am single, in my middle 20s and have a good job. This job pays well and I could potentially have it for the rest of my career. My colleagues like me and my supervisor has assured me that my job is secure. That being said, I do not feel as though I am fulfilling my passion in this job. I could work here for the next 30 years and be financially well off. I do not, however, know what my passion is or what I would do if I left this job. In this economy, it is easy to justify staying in a job a person is not especially happy with. I know that jobs are difficult to get now and a person should be thankful to have one at all. What are your thoughts, Amy? How does a person find a passion? Is it a good idea to leave a secure job to seek the unknown, with the hopes of finding a passion? Wondering

A single act of pity rattles down generations to break a castes rules, test a familys mettle and throw together two unlikely childhood friends.
family are forever altered. There is a coldblooded murder, a meddling neighbor, a hardening of hearts. In the end, a fiend enters the scene to ensure as must happen in every good story that the first shall be last and the last, first. Pieces fall into place, perhaps not entirely as anticipated, and readers are well rewarded. Along the way, Roys India emerges in all its magnificent splendor and dysfunction: its bloodshot sunsets, its lowering skies, its religious riots, which set the country on fire with an incandescentnecklaceofterrifyingbeauty. We encounter every view of the country, from brutal to elegiac, including this fleeting image of Calcutta through Mukundas eyes: I cooked some daal and rice, and having eaten it, sat alone on the

terrace feeling the city throb below me while I looked up at the stars from my little oasis, drinking rum, feeling the familiar languor spread by degrees to my fingertips. If I went to the parapet of the terrace I could see the trams moving like lit caterpillars, pinging the wires above, and the squares of yellow lamplight in the houses around me. All manner of fate will descend on Mukunda; and he, in turn, will try to twist fate around to impose some kind of justice on a deeply unjust world. Atlasiswideinscope,generous in its humanity. Roy spares no effort in conjuring memorable characters whose lives intertwine in luminous strands. The writing, like Dreisers, could have used a more acute editor here and there, but mostly it sings: A voice is as clear as the sound of spoon against glass; women fill men with fury and astonishment; hair pokes up from a balding head like new saplings in a brown flowerbed. The road from Songarh, as we learn, will lead to a far and forbidding place, but, inevitably, it will wind home again. Want, want, hope, hope, a wizened astrologer tells Mukunda, tracing a finger on his palm as he looks for an organizing life logic. Your palm is nothing but an atlas of impossible longings. But I am richer for having traveled its ground.
aranam@washpost.com Arana is a writer at large for The Post and the author of Cellophane and American Chica.

opportunities to learn about and perhaps work in other divisions? In your time outside of work, you should read, travel, volunteer, listen to music, go to art openings and theater performances. Take up fencing or knitting. Develop some interests and expertise outside of your work life and your passion may find you.
Dear Amy: My husbands parents live in a different state and we see them infrequently, which my husband and I feel is enough. He is not close to them and we do not look forward to our visits. My mother-in-law is manipulative and seems to view her time with us as an opportunity to educate us on how to live our lives. My fatherin-law just checks out. In the past when my husband confronted her about this, my mother-in-law ended up in tears. As a result, for the past few years we have just been quietly biding our time during our visits and have basically stopped questioning their advice while in their presence. Given the infrequent visits, this approach has been tolerable. However, now my in-laws have informed us they are planning to move to our area once they sell their house. This was a bombshell. We were the last people they told. We feel violated and angry. We are horrified at the idea of them inserting themselves into our lives this way. Do we have the right to ask them not to move here? If not,

how do we convey our need for space and limited contact with them? We understand that they may be hurt, but for our sake, we must set some boundaries. Upset

You do not have the right to tell your in-laws where to live. You must, however, be honest with them about how this affects you. I agree with you that it is vital that you do your best to establish boundaries with them. Nodding in agreement while you wait for your encounters with them to end will no longer work. Your husband should take the lead here and steel himself for tears and manipulation. He should be calm, kind, resolute and realize that his parents are adults and are responsible for their own choices.
Dear Amy: Is it a compliment (or is it politically incorrect) to inform someone that he/she looks good for his/her age? Personally, if I were on the receiving end of that comment, I would be highly complimented. The for your age bit wouldnt bother me in the least. Wondering

Passion can be elusive. The more energetically you chase it, the faster it skitters away. But chasing passion will lead you in unexpected directions. The search will lead to people, experiences, discovery and insight. You shouldnt leave your job right now. Nor should you consider your job to be a pair of golden handcuffs, shackling you to an uninspiring career for the next three decades. Take a look around your workplace. Are there functions outside of your area you would like to try? Does your workplace offer seminars, training, fellowships or

It would bother me.


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Dear Heloise: Every year you mention our recycled card program in your column, and every year we get thousands of cards because of it. I just wanted to say thank you from all of us here at St. Judes Ranch and let you know how much we sincerely appreciate your mentions and how much it means to us. As you know, we serve abused, abandoned and neglected children, and sadly, the need for our services is ever-growing. In fact, we are expanding our programs in both Nevada and Texas to accommodate the incredible need for children and families. So again, thank you for helping us! Sarah Sheehan, director of communications and events, St. Judes Ranch

Recycled Card Program is a winner for all concerned. Im happy my readers are helping, as they have been for many many years. For more information, check out the St. Judes Web site, www.stjudesranch.org, or call 877-977-SJRC (7572). And if youre able, slip a dollar or two in the box of cards as well.
Dear Heloise: Help! How do you clean a garlic press? Im at my wits end! Frederic N., Salem, Ore.

make cleanup easy. Use a toothbrush or pastry brush to get into all the crevices and remove all that stubborn garlic residue. Then rinse it under water. You can use toothpicks to remove the remaining garlic.
Dear Heloise: As a new quilter, I felt like I was spending a small fortune to get started: new sewing machine (mine was 30 years old), fabric, notions, patterns, classes, etc. The best tip I got came from the first class I attended. Rather than spending money on a nice plastic

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crowd at Union Jacks to be a little more raucous than the one at the Ritz: Doors in Bethesda and Ballston open at 5:30, and the day starts with British breakfast specials and $10 bottomless mimosas and bloody marys, plus a champagne toast for everyone in the house when the couple says I do. (Mix 107.3 morning-show host Jack Diamond will be broadcasting live from Ballston.) After the ceremony, lunch specials include half-price fish and chips. When happy hour rolls around, its ladies night, with discounted manicures, door prizes (for jewelry and gift certificates for haircuts and clothing) and drink specials from 5 to 7 p.m. And, yes, the wedding will be replayed on all TVs. 4915 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda. 301-652-2561. www.unionjacksbethesda.com. 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-778-3568. www.unionjacksballston.com.

Modeled after a traditional English pub, and run by expat chef Mark English, Public House No. 7 in Falls Church is hosting a champagne brunch from 6 to 10 a.m. and playing the wedding on flat screens throughout the building. Reservations in the restaurant are full, but English says there will be seats and tables in the bar area on a firstcome, first-served basis. After the ceremony, the wedding will play on a loop the rest of the day, and there will be specials on mimosas and other drinks. (The usual happy hour, with $1 off drafts between 4 and 7 p.m., and the weekly Friday fish special will continue as planned.) There will be surprise gifts for women in attendance. 6315 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703-942-6383. www.publichouseno7.com. H Streets new British pub is opening at noon Friday, figuring that most of its regulars arent the type to get up at 5 a.m. (Fair enough.) Instead, the Queen Vics staff will record the wedding and show it on the bars TVs all day and night. The list of $5 drink specials includes glasses of Pimms Cups and Bucks Fizz (similar to a mimosa) and selected draft beers, while the kitchen sends out $5 plates of chicken vindaloo and lamb confit bubble and squeak. Any woman wearing a fancy hat gets a free shot, prizes will be raffled off every hour and all British passport holders get 10 percent off their check. 1206 H St. NE. 202-396-2001. www.thequeenvicdc.com. Fritz Hahn
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Dear Carolyn: Two years ago, I got pregnant by my mostly platonic friend, T. After agonizing, I decided to keep the baby, whom I fully expected to raise by myself. To my surprise, T has been incredibly involved in caring for the kiddo, whom he loves dearly. Till now we have really made it work, and have never had a problem with boundaries. T and I are not romantic and probably never will be. In mid-2010, I started dating M. We are now exclusive and serious. Unlike most guys Ive met, he did not take off running just because I have a toddler, and he is loving and supportive in every way. The problem is that T cannot stand M. His reasons are unspecific and unfair, but his feelings are very strong. He does not want M around kiddo, but he makes it very difficult for me to see M without kiddo as well (such as by refusing to babysit over multi-night stretches when he knows M and I will be together). This has caused our first major fights in eight years of friendship. T really hurt my feelings when he said the only reason Im seeing M is because I think I cant get anyone better with a baby. Do I have the right to stay with M? How do I do it without creating major disharmony with T, who I hope will always be a part of my childs life? New Jersey

Three questions: (1) Is T in love with you? (2) Is T protective, and worried about M as daddy? (3) Would T go to counseling with you? (1) and (2) seem like obvious possibilities, though maybe T just has a visceral, unbiased dislike of M. It happens. Counseling (by someone good) can

really help couples who have reached an impasse, especially when a lot is going unsaid, as it seems here. You and T arent a couple, but you have a relationship of great consequence. I hope, by the way, that you see the qualifiers in your question. Mostly platonic? Probably never will be romantic? Do you have a right to see M? Add that to Ts hating your (apparently) first boyfriend since conception, and it screams unresolved feelings. Oh, and its not T, who I hope will always be a part of my childs life. Its T, who I hope will always be a part of his childs life.
Dear Carolyn: Ive had a few rough years . . . unemployment, the end of a long-term relationship (my fault), an unchallenging job. Now Ive got a new relationship, an interview next week, and another professional feather in my cap . . . and I cant help but feel as if

everything is going to come crashing down on me. I paid karmically for my bad behavior, but I cant help but feel the universe has it in for me still. Any thoughts on how to shake the negative vibes? On a roll

Try: You survived having your world collapse around you, so you know youre strong enough to pick your way out of the rubble and rebuild. I.e., less vibes and universe, more My actions have direct consequences, good and bad. Which you will deal with when the time comes.
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Source Code (PG-13) 10:40-1:10Insidious (PG-13) 5:15-7:40 Avalon 3:40-6:00-8:30-10:50 5612 Connecticut Avenue Rio 3D (G) (!) 12:25-2:50-5:25Insidious (PG-13) 11:20-1:507:30 Mia and the Migoo (PG) 4:20-7:05-9:40 Hop (PG) 12:25-2:50-5:25-7:30 1:00-5:15 Born To Be Wild IMAX 3D (G) Scream 4 (R) (!) 12:30-3:00Bill Cunningham New York (NR) 11:00-12:20-1:45 3:15-7:30 Soul Surfer (PG) Closed Caption: 5:40-8:10 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Water for Elephants (PG-13) 11:05-1:40-4:30-7:15-10:00 12:00-2:45-5:30-8:15 Rio 3D (G) 11:30-2:15-5:00-7:30 Family (PG-13) (!) 12:10-12:452:35-3:10-5:10-5:45-7:40-8:15 Landmark E Street Cinema Arthur (PG-13) 12:05-5:40-10:40 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick 555 11th Street NW Rio (G) 10:10-12:45-3:30-6:15Rules (PG) 12:25-2:40 9:00 Win Win (R) 12:15-2:45-5:15Hanna (PG-13) 12:30-3:007:45-10:00 Scream 4 (R) 11:45-2:30-5:155:40-8:10 POM Wonderful Presents: The 8:15-11:00 Greatest Movie Ever Sold (PG- Hanna (PG-13) 11:15-2:00-4:50- Water for Elephants (PG-13) 12:15-2:50-5:25-8:05 13) (!) 12:15-2:30-5:00-7:30-9:55 7:40-10:25 Bow Tie Annapolis Mall 11 Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (PG-13) AMC Loews Center Park 8 1020 Annapolis Mall 2:20-4:50-7:20-9:50 4001 Powder Mill Rd. Rio (G) 12:50-3:20-6:10-8:50 Dumbstruck (PG) 1:20-3:30-5:40- Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy 7:50-10:00 Family (PG-13) (!) 2:30-4:00-5:00- Hop (PG) 2:20-5:00-7:30 Bill Cunningham New York (NR) 6:30-7:30 Your Highness (R) 10:05 1:15-3:15-5:15-7:15-9:15 Scream 4 (R) 1:00-2:40-3:40Water for Elephants (PG-13) Nostalgia for the Light (Nostal- Closed Caption: (!) 1:30-4:10-6:50 4:10-5:40-7:00-8:40-9:30-9:50 gia de la luz) (NR) 12:40-3:00Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Rio 3D (G) 1:50-4:30-7:00 5:20-7:40-10:00 Water for Elephants (PG-13) (!) Family (PG-13) 12:20-1:10-1:40Jane Eyre (PG-13) 1:00-4:003:10-3:50-4:30-5:50-6:30-7:201:30-4:10-6:50 7:00-9:40 8:30-9:10-10:00 Hop (PG) 2:15-4:50-7:15 Henrys Crime (R) (!) 1:10-4:10- Scream 4 (R) 2:10-4:45-7:20 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 9:40 7:10-9:45 Source Code (PG-13) 2:00-4:20AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18 6:50-9:20 Regal Gallery Place 9811 Washingtonian Blvd. Stadium 14 Rio 3D (G) 12:10-1:50-2:50-4:40Rio (G) 12:35-3:10-5:45-8:20 707 Seventh Street NW 5:30-7:10-8:00-10:10 Arthur (PG-13) 12:40-6:40 Hop (PG) Open Caption: 2:00-9:25 Scream 4 (R) 11:05-2:00-5:057:40-8:30-10:30 Your Highness (R) 12:40 Bow Tie Harbour 9 African Cats (G) 12:30-2:45-5:00Scream 4 (R) 12:20-3:05-5:352474 Solomons Island Road 7:15-9:35 8:15-10:50 Win Win (R) 12:30-4:00-6:30-9:20 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Limitless (PG-13) 4:40-7:40Soul Surfer (PG) 2:00-4:30Family (PG-13) 2:40-5:20-8:00 10:15 Hanna (PG-13) 1:30-4:15-7:00- 7:00-9:30 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 1:50 Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (PG-13) 9:45 Rio 3D (G) (!) 11:50-2:10-4:302:20-5:10-7:30-10:00 The Conspirator (PG-13) 1:206:55-9:20 African Cats (G) 12:20-2:40-5:004:20-7:20-10:15 Arthur (PG-13) 12:35 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 11:50AM 7:20-9:40 Insidious (PG-13) 3:15-5:40Win Win (R) 1:35-4:10-7:05-9:40 Jane Eyre (PG-13) 11:50-2:508:20-10:45 5:30-8:00-10:20 Source Code (PG-13) 12:15-3:00- Rio 3D (G) 11:35-2:10-4:45Hanna (PG-13) 11:50-2:30-5:207:20-9:55 5:30-8:10-10:30 Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (PG-13) 7:50-10:10 Hop (PG) 11:40-4:35-7:05 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 11:10-1:45-4:30-7:05-9:45 African Cats (G) 12:30-2:40-4:50Dum Maaro Dum (R) 11:45-3:05- 11:20-12:00-2:10-3:00-4:50-6:007:00-9:10 7:40-9:00-10:20 6:15-9:30 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy The Warring States (Zhan Guo) The Conspirator (PG-13) 1:40Family (PG-13) 11:30-12:004:20-7:10-10:00 (NR) 1:35-4:40-7:40 1:40-2:20-2:50-3:30-4:20-5:20Source Code (PG-13) 12:40-3:00- Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD 6:10-6:50-7:20-8:00-9:00-9:307000 Arundel Mills Circle 5:30-7:55-10:25 10:10-10:40 Rio (G) 12:25-1:35-3:00-4:10Hanna (PG-13) 11:35-2:15-5:00- Insidious (PG-13) 8:20 5:35-8:20 Soul Surfer (PG) 11:15-1:50-4:307:50-10:35 Hop (PG) 1:45-4:15-6:40-9:00 7:15-10:05
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Your Highness (R) 1:55-4:45-7:45 Limitless (PG-13) 1:20-4:207:10-10:00 African Cats (G) 11:55-2:10-4:357:00-9:15 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG) 12:35 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 12:401:40-3:30-4:40-6:35-7:40-9:30-10:40 Hanna (PG-13) 1:00-3:45-7:05-9:45 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 6:50-9:50 Source Code (PG-13) 12:20-2:505:10-7:50-10:30 Insidious (PG-13) 11:55-2:305:15-8:05-10:35 Soul Surfer (PG) 11:55-2:25-5:057:35-10:20 Rio 3D (G) 11:55-12:55-2:15-3:354:55-6:25-7:30-8:55-10:05 Arthur (PG-13) 3:05-5:45-8:20-10:50 Scream 4 (R) 12:05-12:45-1:252:45-3:25-4:05-5:30-6:00-6:458:35-9:25-10:25-10:30 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 11:55-12:30-1:102:05-2:40-3:20-4:00-5:00-5:35-6:106:50-7:55-8:30-9:10-9:40-10:45 The Conspirator (PG-13) 12:504:00-7:00-9:55 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 1:30-4:25-7:20-10:15 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 1:15-4:00-7:10-9:55 Rio 3D (G) (!) 1:45-4:15-6:45-9:15 Source Code (PG-13) 2:10-5:107:40-10:00 Soul Surfer (PG) 2:00-4:307:00-9:30 Arthur (PG-13) 2:15-4:50-7:209:50 Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (PG-13) 2:25-4:45-7:15-9:40 Hop (PG) 1:20-3:40-6:50-9:10 Scream 4 (R) 3:00-5:30-8:0010:20 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 2:30-5:00-7:5010:20 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 1:00-1:30-2:003:30-4:00-4:30-5:00-6:30-7:007:30-8:00-9:15-9:45-10:15-10:45 Hanna (PG-13) 1:15-4:05-7:059:55 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 1:45-4:45-7:45-10:30
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Scream 4 (R) 2:40-5:20-8:0010:40 Hanna (PG-13) Open Caption: 12:40-9:20 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 1:20-4:10-7:20-10:20 Soul Surfer (PG) 1:30-4:006:50-9:35 Regal Cinemas Bowie Crossing Stadium 14 Rio 3D (G) (!) 1:40-4:20-7:10-9:50 15200 Major Lansdale Boulevard Source Code (PG-13) 2:30-5:00Hop (PG) 1:55-4:20-6:55-9:15 7:50-10:25 Scream 4 (R) 3:15-5:45-8:15Insidious (PG-13) 1:50 10:45 Arthur (PG-13) 12:50 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 2:10 Rio (G) 12:40-3:20-6:10-8:50 Soul Surfer (PG) 2:15-4:55-7:35- Hop (PG) 12:30-2:50-5:10-8:1010:15 10:35 Rio 3D (G) (!) 1:30-3:55-6:25-8:55 Limitless (PG-13) 4:30-7:30Source Code (PG-13) 5:05-7:40- 10:10 10:20 African Cats (G) 2:25-4:40Insidious (PG-13) 3:25-5:507:00-9:30 8:20-10:50 Hanna (PG-13) 3:40-6:30 Hoyts West Nursery Rio (G) 2:20-4:45-7:25-9:50 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 3:30Cinema 14 Limitless (PG-13) 2:05 6:20-9:10 1591 West Nursery Rd. Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Source Code (PG-13) 1:55-4:25- Family (PG-13) 1:00-1:40-2:40- Family (PG-13) 2:00-4:50-7:406:55-9:20 3:20-3:40-4:15-4:50-5:15-6:0010:30 Insidious (PG-13) 7:45-10:10 6:20-6:50-7:30-8:00-8:30-9:00The Conspirator (PG-13) 1:00Soul Surfer (PG) 1:05-4:009:30-10:10-10:40-11:00 3:50-6:40-9:40 6:30-9:15 Hanna (PG-13) 2:35-5:10-7:45Regal Westview Stadium 16 Arthur (PG-13) 1:35 10:35 5243 Buckeystown Pike Rio (G) 1:00-1:45-3:25-4:35Water for Elephants (PG-13) Hop (PG) 12:15-2:45-5:00-7:306:35-9:05 1:45-4:30-7:15-10:00 10:00 Hop (PG) 1:50-4:20-6:45 Regal Cinemas Germantown Scream 4 (R) 12:00-2:30-5:45Stadium 14 Your Highness (R) 9:10 8:15-10:50 20000 Century Boulevard Scream 4 (R) 3:55-6:40-9:35 Hanna (PG-13) Open Caption: Scream 4 (R) 2:20-5:10-8:00Limitless (PG-13) 4:15-9:25 5:15-10:45 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy 10:40 Rio 3D (G) (!) 12:00-2:30-5:15Family (PG-13) 1:00-2:00-3:00- Hanna (PG-13) Open Caption: 7:45-10:15 4:45-10:10 3:30-4:30-5:30-6:30-7:00-8:00Source Code (PG-13) 12:45-6:45 9:00-9:30-10:30 Soul Surfer (PG) 1:40-4:15-7:10- Insidious (PG-13) 3:30-9:15 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick 10:15 Soul Surfer (PG) 12:30-3:00-5:30Rules (PG) 1:30 Rio 3D (G) (!) 2:00-4:30-7:15-9:45 8:00-10:45 Hanna (PG-13) 1:10-6:50 Source Code (PG-13) 1:45-4:20- Arthur (PG-13) 3:45-6:30-9:00 7:40-10:00 Water for Elephants (PG-13) Rio (G) 1:45-4:00-6:30-9:00 1:20-4:15-7:10-9:55 Insidious (PG-13) 2:30-5:20Hop (PG) 1:30-4:00 8:10-10:45 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 4:10Your Highness (R) 7:00-9:45 7:05-9:45 Arthur (PG-13) 5:15-7:50 Scream 4 (R) 1:45-4:30-7:15Rio (G) 1:00-3:30-6:15-8:45 Kentlands Stadium 10 10:00 Hop (PG) 1:20-3:45-6:20-8:50 629 Center Point Way Limitless (PG-13) 1:15 Water for Elephants (PG-13) (!) Your Highness (R) 2:45-10:20 African Cats (G) 12:30-2:45-5:00African Cats (G) 3:40-6:30-9:00 7:15-9:30 4:55-7:10-9:25 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) (!) 5:00-7:05-9:15 Family (PG-13) 1:15-2:15-4:00- Family (PG-13) 12:15-1:15-3:005:00-6:45-7:45-9:30-10:30 Rio (G) (!) 5:05-7:05-9:05 4:15-5:30-7:00-8:00-9:45-10:30 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Hanna (PG-13) 1:50-7:20 Hanna (PG-13) 2:15-8:15 Water for Elephants (PG-13) Rules (PG) 5:05 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 1:10-3:50-7:00-9:50 Rio 3D (G) (!) 6:30-8:45 12:45-1:30-3:45-4:45-6:45-7:45Scream 4 (R) (!) 4:50-7:15-9:20 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 1:309:30-10:30 4:10-6:50-9:40 Limitless (PG-13) 7:05-9:05 The Conspirator (PG-13) 1:00Regal Cinemas Majestic The Kings Speech (PG-13) 4:15-7:30-10:15 Stadium 20 & IMAX 4:50-7:15-9:25 Rivertowne 12 Cinemas 900 Ellsworth Drive Rango (PG) 4:55 6075 Oxon Hill Road Rio (G) 1:00-3:30-6:00 Arthur (PG-13) 7:15-9:20 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Hop (PG) 2:05-4:30-7:10 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 5:00Son (PG-13) 12:00-1:30-4:00Your Highness (R) 9:35 7:10-9:20 5:00-6:30-7:30 Soul Surfer (PG) 5:05-7:10-9:15 Scream 4 (R) 1:10-3:45-6:25-9:10 Red Riding Hood (PG-13) 12:30Limitless (PG-13) 8:10-10:30 Landmark 3:15-5:40-8:00 Bethesda Row Cinema African Cats (G) 12:30-3:00-5:30- Insidious (PG-13) 12:45-3:007235 Woodmont Avenue 8:00-10:25 5:20-7:45 Win Win (R) 1:45-4:15-7:00-9:30 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Rio (G) (!) 12:15-2:30-4:45-7:00 POM Wonderful Presents: The Family (PG-13) 12:05-2:40-5:15- The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 12:20Greatest Movie Ever Sold (PG- 7:40-10:10 2:50-5:15-7:50 Source Code (PG-13) 1:25-3:55- Source Code (PG-13) 12:05-2:0013) (!) 2:30-5:00-7:30-9:55 Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswin- 6:20-8:40 4:35-6:50 Rio 3D (G) (!) 12:35-1:30-2:55ter) (R) (!) 1:50-4:25-7:10-9:40 Arthur (PG-13) 11:50-2:104:00-5:10-6:30-7:35-8:55-10:15 4:30-7:15 Jane Eyre (PG-13) 1:25-4:05Water for Elephants (PG-13) 6:45-9:25 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick 2:10-4:55-7:50-10:40 African Cats (G) (!) 1:55-4:35Rules (PG) 11:40-2:15-4:20-6:40 Insidious (PG-13) 12:45-3:056:50-9:15 The Movies at Of Gods and Men (Des hommes 5:25-7:55-10:20 Montgomery Mall et des dieux) (PG-13) 1:30-4:10- Tyler Perrys Madeas Big 7101 Democracy Blvd. Happy Family (PG-13) Open 6:55-9:35 Rio 3D (G) 2:00-4:30-6:50-9:15 Caption: 12:40-1:20-1:40-2:00- Hop (PG) 2:35-4:50-7:05-9:20 The Conspirator (PG-13) 1:353:20-3:50-4:15-4:40-5:40-6:154:20-7:05-9:50 Water for Elephants (PG-13) Potiche (R) (!) 2:00-4:30-7:15-9:45 6:40-7:05-8:15-8:50-9:15-9:40- 1:30-4:20-7:10-9:45 10:50

Hop (PG) 4:45-7:15-9:45 Jane Eyre (PG-13) 4:00-6:50-9:40 The Conspirator (PG-13) 3:506:35-9:15 Source Code (PG-13) 4:256:45-9:10 Soul Surfer (PG) 4:40-7:10-9:50 Rio 3D (G) 4:15-7:00-9:30 Arthur (PG-13) 6:40 The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) 4:10-9:20 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) (!) 4:30-7:20-10:00
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Source Code (PG-13) 1:00-3:305:40-8:10-10:15 Win Win (R) 12:10-3:00-5:308:00-10:30 Soul Surfer (PG) 12:50-3:406:25-9:00 Arthur (PG-13) 12:00-6:30 Rio (G) 11:45-2:10-4:50-7:10-9:40 Hop (PG) 11:40-2:00-4:20-6:408:50 Scream 4 (R) 1:50-5:00-7:4010:20 Limitless (PG-13) 1:40-4:106:45-9:10 African Cats (G) 11:55-2:20-4:407:00-9:20 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 11:50-2:30-5:107:50-10:25 Jane Eyre (PG-13) 1:10-3:506:50-9:50 Hanna (PG-13) 2:40-9:15 AMC Loews Shirlington 7 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 2772 South Randolph St. 12:20-3:10-7:30-10:20 Winter in Wartime (Oorlogswin- The Conspirator (PG-13) 1:30ter) (R) (!) 1:00-3:30-6:40 4:30-7:20-10:00 Jane Eyre (PG-13) 1:40-4:30-7:20 Cinema Arts Theatre Of Gods and Men (Des hommes 9650 Main St et des dieux) (PG-13) 1:20Win Win (R) 10:05-12:15-2:454:00-6:50 5:10-7:50-9:55 The Conspirator (PG-13) 1:30Jane Eyre (PG-13) 9:40-12:004:10-7:10 2:30-5:00-7:30-9:45 Potiche (R) (!) 12:50-3:10-5:30- Of Gods and Men (Des hommes 7:50 et des dieux) (PG-13) 9:45-4:50 Win Win (R) 1:50-4:20-7:00 Water for Elephants (PG-13) POM Wonderful Presents: The 9:50-12:10-2:40-5:05-7:40-10:00 Greatest Movie Ever Sold (PG- The Conspirator (PG-13) 9:5513) (!) 1:10-3:20-5:30-7:40 12:20-2:50-5:15-8:00-10:15 AMC Potomac Mills 18 Potiche (R) 10:10-12:25-2:352700 Potomac Mills Circle 4:40-7:20-9:25 Rango (PG) 10:25-1:05-3:40 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 12:05Hop (PG) (!) 11:10-1:35-4:102:25-9:35 6:40-9:10 Phoenix Theatres Worldgate 9 Scream 4 (R) 11:50-1:45-2:3013025 Worldgate Drive 4:40-5:15-7:20-8:00-10:00 Hop (PG) 12:10-5:20-7:30-9:50 African Cats (G) (!) 10:00-12:30- Scream 4 (R) 12:00-2:25-4:552:45-5:00-7:15-9:30 7:25-9:45 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) (!) 10:20-11:00- Family (PG-13) 12:15-2:45-5:1511:40-1:40-2:20-4:20-5:05-6:20- 7:45-10:15 7:00-7:50-9:00-9:40 Hanna (PG-13) 12:25-2:40-5:10Hanna (PG-13) 10:15-1:00-3:50- 7:40-10:10 6:30-9:20 Marlow 6 Theatre Water for Elephants (PG-13) UA Snowden Square Water for Elephants (PG-13) The Conspirator (PG-13) (!) 3899 Branch Ave 12:30-4:30-7:15-10:00 Stadium 14 1:50-4:35-7:20-10:05 10:40-1:30-4:25-7:25-10:15 9161 Commerce Center Drive Rio (G) 12:15-2:15-4:15-6:15-8:15 Rio (G) 12:00-2:15-4:45-7:00-9:45 Source Code (PG-13) 11:55-2:15Insidious (PG-13) 11:45-2:154:45-7:10-9:25 Hop (PG) 12:05-2:05-4:05-6:05-8:05 Scream 4 (R) 12:10-3:10-5:35Hop (PG) 1:50-4:20-7:10-9:50 4:50-7:30-10:00 Rio 3D (G) 11:30-2:10-4:40Scream 4 (R) 1:30-3:40-5:50-8:00 8:05-10:35 Scream 4 (R) 2:20-5:30-8:10 Rio 3D (G) 10:45-1:15-3:457:00-9:15 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Hanna (PG-13) 12:20-3:15Hanna (PG-13) Open Caption: 6:15-8:45 The Barber of Seville (NR) 2:00 Family (PG-13) 12:00-12:45-2:10- 6:10-8:45 5:15-10:25 Source Code (PG-13) 12:05-2:253:00-4:20-5:10-6:30-7:20-8:40 Teen Maar (NR) 12:25-4:15-7:55 Rio 3D (G) (!) 2:00-4:30-7:204:45-7:05-9:45 The Conspirator (PG-13) 2:30Insidious (PG-13) 12:20-2:2010:10 5:45-8:30 Soul Surfer (PG) 11:20-1:55-4:35- Mr Perfect (NR) 12:30-4:20-8:00 4:25-6:20-8:20 Source Code (PG-13) 2:30Rave Motion Pictures 7:15-9:55 Regal Hyattsville Royale Centreville 12 5:40-8:20 Montgomery Royal Theatres Stadium 14 Arthur (PG-13) 10:10-12:50-6:50 6201 Multiplex Drive 11006 Viers Mill Road Win Win (R) 3:40-6:20-9:00 6505 America Blvd. Rio (G) 11:30-2:00-4:30-7:00-9:35 Rio (G) 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:25 Soul Surfer (PG) 3:10-6:50-9:20 Your Highness (R) 4:00-9:50 Water for Elephants (PG-13) (!) Rio (G) 1:40-4:10-7:20-10:00 Hop (PG) 1:20-4:20-7:20-9:40 Arthur (PG-13) 1:45-6:55 4:10-7:00 Hop (PG) 1:25-4:15-7:15-9:40 Limitless (PG-13) 11:55-2:40Scream 4 (R) 1:05-4:05-7:05-9:55 Scream 4 (R) (!) 4:20-7:10 Rio (G) 3:20-6:10-8:50 5:10-7:40-10:10 Your Highness (R) 1:05 Hop (PG) 4:10-7:05 African Cats (G) 3:00-5:10-7:30Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy African Cats (G) 1:15-4:15Scream 4 (R) 1:20-4:20-7:107:15-9:35 10:00 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy 10:05 Family (PG-13) (!) 12:20-3:00Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) (!) 4:15-7:15 Source Code (PG-13) 2:05-4:55- Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy 5:40-8:30 Family (PG-13) 2:50-4:00-5:20- Water for Elephants (PG-13) (!) Family (PG-13) 12:55-1:50-4:50Hanna (PG-13) 4:00-7:05 7:35-9:50 6:55-7:50-10:25 Rio (G) (!) 4:00-7:10 10:30-1:20-4:15-7:10-10:05 Rio 3D (G) (!) 1:10-3:40-6:50-9:30 7:00-8:00-9:40-10:30 Hanna (PG-13) 1:25-4:25-7:25Hanna (PG-13) 2:40-7:50 P and G Old Greenbelt AMC Tysons Corner 16 Insidious (PG-13) 1:35-4:2510:15 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 129 Centerway 7:50-10:25 7850 Tysons Corner Center Water for Elephants (PG-13) 2:15-5:00-7:45-10:30 Arthur (PG-13) 1:55 Win Win (R) 5:00-7:30 Rango (PG) 10:30-1:00 1:10-4:10-7:10-10:00 The Conspirator (PG-13) 3:30Limitless (PG-13) 4:35-7:25Rio (G) 10:20-12:50-3:15-5:50Regal Bethesda 10 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 1:45-7:45 6:40-9:30 10:20 8:20-10:45 7272 Wisconsin Avenue Source Code (PG-13) 1:30-4:30The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 4:15-9:25 Hop (PG) 11:05-1:35-4:10-7:05- 7:30-9:55 Hanna (PG-13) 1:50-4:40-7:30-10:05 Scream 4 (R) 1:50-4:50-7:4010:35 9:25

Rango (PG) 12:10 Rio (G) Closed Caption: 10:301:10-3:50-6:30-9:10 Hop (PG) 10:20-1:05-3:40-6:158:45 Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13) 11:05-2:00 Your Highness (R) 10:10-3:158:15 Scream 4 (R) 10:35-1:25-3:204:20-6:10-7:05-9:15-10:00 African Cats (G) 10:00-12:303:05-5:30-7:55-10:20 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 10:05-11:3012:50-2:15-2:55-3:35-5:00-5:406:20-7:45-8:25-9:05-10:30 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG) 10:10-12:45 The Conspirator (PG-13) 10:151:15-4:10-7:20-10:15 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 4:507:40-10:25 Soul Surfer (PG) 11:15-1:55-4:357:10-9:40 Rio 3D (G) 11:50-2:30-5:107:50-10:25 Arthur (PG-13) 12:35-5:45 Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (PG-13) 11:40-2:20-4:55-7:35-10:10 Source Code (PG-13) 9:55-12:403:10-5:35-8:10-10:30 Insidious (PG-13) 10:25-1:204:05-6:45-9:25 The Kings Speech (PG-13) 10:10-1:00-4:00-6:50-9:55 Limitless (PG-13) 10:35-1:204:00-6:55-9:35 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 10:45-1:30-4:157:00-9:50 Hanna (PG-13) 10:50-1:40-4:257:15-10:05 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 10:40-12:00-1:35-3:00-4:30-6:007:30-9:00-10:15

Your Highness (R) 10:50-4:0510:00 Scream 4 (R) (!) 11:00-12:151:45-3:10-4:40-5:45-7:30-8:2510:05-11:00 Limitless (PG-13) 10:55-1:304:15-7:25-10:10 African Cats (G) (!) 10:25-12:352:50-5:10-7:45-9:55 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) (!) 11:20-2:004:50-7:55-10:40 Hanna (PG-13) 11:10-1:50-4:357:15-9:50 Water for Elephants (PG-13) (!) 10:45-1:55-4:45-7:50-10:35 The Conspirator (PG-13) 10:351:25-4:20-7:35-10:20 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 1:20-7:10 Insidious (PG-13) 3:30-6:008:30-10:55 Rio 3D (G) 11:30-2:05-4:307:20-9:45 Arthur (PG-13) Closed Caption: 11:35-2:20-5:05-7:40-10:15 Source Code (PG-13) 11:25-1:404:00-7:00-9:20 Soul Surfer (PG) 10:40-1:15-4:257:00-9:30
Airbus IMAX Theater 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway

To Fly (NR) 1:00-3:45 Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (G) 12:00-2:45 Legends of Flight (NR) 11:001:45-4:30
Alexandria Old Town Theater 815 1/2 King St

Hop (PG) 6:00-8:00 Hanna (PG-13) 5:30-7:50


Bow Tie Cinemas Reston Town Center 13 11940 Market Street

Regal Fox Cinemas Insidious (PG-13) 4:45-10:35 22875 Brambleton Plaza Soul Surfer (PG) 1:35-4:35-7:3510:10 Scream 4 (R) 2:10-4:50-8:00Rio 3D (G) 1:55-4:55-7:55-10:20 10:35 Rio 3D (G) (!) 12:00-2:00-2:40Arthur (PG-13) 3:50-9:30 4:30-5:20-7:00-7:50-9:30-10:20 Rave Motion Pictures Water for Elephants (PG-13) Fairfax Corner 14 1:20-4:20-7:10-10:10 11900 Palace Way Source Code (PG-13) 12:50-3:10Your Highness (R) 1:45-8:00 The Adjustment Bureau (PG-13) 5:50-8:20-10:45 Insidious (PG-13) 8:10-10:40 1:25-4:20-7:35-10:15 Soul Surfer (PG) 12:20-3:20Scream 4 (R) 1:15-1:55-4:056:00-8:40 4:35-5:05-7:00-7:45-9:40-10:25 African Cats (G) 1:10-4:15-7:10- Arthur (PG-13) 1:50-4:40-7:2010:00 10:00 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Rio (G) 1:10-3:40-6:10-8:50 Family (PG-13) 1:00-2:00-4:10- Limitless (PG-13) 1:00-3:506:40-9:20 5:00-7:05-7:40-9:45-10:20 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick African Cats (G) 2:50-5:107:30-9:50 Rules (PG) 1:30-4:25 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Jane Eyre (PG-13) 1:35-4:30Rules (PG) 12:10-3:00-5:40 7:30-10:25 Hanna (PG-13) 1:40-4:30-7:15- Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 2:20-5:00-7:4010:10 10:30 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 12:50-1:35-3:45-4:40-6:55-7:35- Hanna (PG-13) 1:30-4:10-6:509:40 9:55-10:30 The Conspirator (PG-13) 1:25Regal Kingstowne 16 4:20-7:15-10:15 5910 Kingstowne Towne Center Insidious (PG-13) 7:30-10:05 Rio (G) 2:20-4:40-7:15-9:40 Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (PG-13) Your Highness (R) 7:40-10:15 1:20-4:00-7:25-10:05 Scream 4 (R) 1:30-4:05-7:30Regal Ballston Common 12 10:05 671 N. Glebe Road Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG) 2:55-5:15 Scream 4 (R) 2:20-5:10-8:0010:40 Hanna (PG-13) 1:10-3:50-6:55African Cats (G) 3:00-5:25-7:55- 9:35 10:15 Soul Surfer (PG) 2:40-5:10-7:50Hanna (PG-13) 2:10-5:05-7:50- 10:30 10:35 Rio 3D (G) (!) 1:00-3:15-5:308:00-10:20 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 2:00-4:50-7:40-10:30 Source Code (PG-13) 1:45-4:15Insidious (PG-13) 2:50-5:20-8:15 6:30-9:00 Win Win (R) 2:05-4:55-7:35-10:20 Arthur (PG-13) 1:20-4:00-6:35Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (PG-13) 9:10 Insidious (PG-13) 1:40-4:20-7:25 2:30-5:00-7:30-10:00 Hop (PG) 2:25-4:45-7:05-9:25 Your Highness (R) 1:40-4:307:20-10:10 Limitless (PG-13) 1:05-6:15 Limitless (PG-13) 3:05-5:40-8:20 African Cats (G) 2:45-4:50Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick 7:10-9:20 Rules (PG) 1:50-4:20 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 1:15-2:30-3:45The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 2:405:00-6:25-7:45-9:05-10:25 5:30-8:10 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 3:35 Hanna (PG-13) 7:10-10:05 Water for Elephants (PG-13) Water for Elephants (PG-13) 1:00-3:55-6:45-9:30 1:20-4:10-7:00-9:50 The Conspirator (PG-13) 1:25Regal Cinemas Manassas 4:10-7:00-9:50 Stadium 14 & IMAX 11380 Bulloch Drive

Hop (PG) 12:20-3:10-6:10-8:40 Scream 4 (R) 2:30-5:10-7:5010:40 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 4:40-7:20-9:50 Born To Be Wild IMAX 3D (G) (!) 12:50-2:10-3:30 Soul Surfer (PG) 1:50-4:30-7:3010:00 Rio 3D (G) (!) 1:40-4:20-7:00-9:30 Source Code (PG-13) 5:30-8:1010:10 Insidious (PG-13) 5:20-8:0010:45 Arthur (PG-13) 2:50 Rio (G) 1:00-3:40-6:20-8:50 Your Highness (R) 3:00 African Cats (G) 12:30-2:40-4:507:10-9:40 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 12:40-1:20-3:204:00-6:00-6:40-8:30-9:10-10:30 Hanna (PG-13) 1:30-4:10-6:509:20 The Conspirator (PG-13) 12:103:50-6:30-9:25 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 2:20-5:00-7:40-10:20
Regal Countryside 20 45980 Regal Plaza

Regal Potomac Yard 16 3575 Jefferson Davis Highway

Scream 4 (R) 2:50-5:25-7:5510:30 Hanna (PG-13) 1:00-3:30-6:108:50 Source Code (PG-13) Open Caption: 3:15-10:25 Rio 3D (G) (!) 2:25-5:10-7:4010:05 Arthur (PG-13) 2:40 Source Code (PG-13) 1:005:30-8:10 Insidious (PG-13) 4:25-10:20 Rio (G) 1:30-4:10-6:50-9:20 Hop (PG) 1:25-4:05-6:40 Your Highness (R) 9:00 Limitless (PG-13) 1:50-7:50 Scream 4 (R) 2:00-4:40-7:15-9:50 African Cats (G) 2:45-5:007:10-9:30 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 1:10-1:40-2:103:20-3:50-4:20-4:50-5:20-6:056:30-7:00-7:30-8:00-8:40-9:109:40-10:10-10:30 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 1:35-4:30-7:20-10:00 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 3:356:20-9:10
Tally Ho Theatre 19 West Market Street

Scream 4 (R) 12:55-3:35-6:359:20 Limitless (PG-13) 6:20-8:55 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG) 1:10-3:40 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 3:25-6:15 Soul Surfer (PG) 1:40-4:257:05-9:45 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 1:30-4:20-7:10-10:00 Source Code (PG-13) 2:55-5:257:55; 12:35-10:25 Rio 3D (G) (!) 1:25-2:35-3:55-5:056:25-7:35-8:55-10:05 Insidious (PG-13) 12:40-9:05 Arthur (PG-13) 4:05-6:45 Win Win (R) 2:40-5:15-7:50-10:20 Dum Maaro Dum (R) 2:305:30-8:30 Hop (PG) 2:20-4:55-7:25-9:55 Your Highness (R) 1:20-9:25 Rio (G) 12:45-2:00-3:15-4:305:45-7:00-8:15-9:30 Hanna (PG-13) 1:50-4:35-7:15-9:55 African Cats (G) 2:50-5:107:30-9:50 The Conspirator (PG-13) 1:054:00-6:50-9:40 Tyler Perrys Madeas Big Happy Family (PG-13) 1:00-2:10-3:454:45-6:40-7:40-9:15-10:15 Water for Elephants (PG-13) 12:30-3:20-6:10-9:00

Rio (G) (!) 4:30-6:45 Scream 4 (R) (!) 7:00 Hop (PG) 4:45
UA Fairfax Towne Center 10 4110 West Ox Road

Hop (PG) 1:00 Win Win (R) 1:30-4:30-7:10-9:50 Soul Surfer (PG) 1:40-4:40-7:3010:10 Rio 3D (G) (!) 2:10-3:20-5:00-6:308:00-9:10 Source Code (PG-13) 12:50-3:105:30-7:50-10:15 Arthur (PG-13) 1:15-3:50 Hop (PG) 1:50-4:20-7:00-9:20 Limitless (PG-13) 2:00-4:507:40-10:20 Rio (G) 1:20-4:10-7:20-10:00 The Lincoln Lawyer (R) 6:50-9:40
University Mall Theatre 10659 Braddock Road

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n the eve of NBCs The Voice singing competition series unveiling, Simon Cowell decided to give a lengthy interview about his hopes of bringing Paula Abdul back by his side as a judge of his new singing competition series, X Factor. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz . . . NBC pulled a fast one on Cowell when it announced late last year that it had bought the U.S. rights to the Voice format and would get it on the air in the spring. Cowell and Fox network have, for more than a year, been acting like his show is the only American Idol competition on the horizon. Theyve plodded along at a leisurely pace to get Cowells show launched some 21 months after Fox announced Cowell would leave Idol to launch his Brit show in the United States for them. Since NBC announced its acquisition of the format for The Voice which reportedly has trounced both Idol and X Factor in its country of origin Cowell has been trying to get the spotlight back on him. The Voice which will feature pop artists Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and country crooner Blake Shelton as coaches and critics premieres on NBC on Tuesday night. Not coincidentally, on Monday, Cowell had a lengthy interview in Deadline.com about how he has, at long last, made up his mind to

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bring back Paula Abdul beside him. Yes, Simons still way back there, talking about judges he would like to see join him on his show, including Abdul, who was his colleague when he was on American Idol, and Brit singer Cheryl Cole, who is relatively unknown in this country. I think theres a good chance it will be her, Cowell said of Paula. Weve agreed that we would meet as many people as possible, and now were reaching the deadline weve got to make the decision soon. But I think shes got a good shot. Negotiations for Abduls deal have not even started, Deadline reported, adding, and, of course, he could change his mind. Reiser was scheduled to be a guest on Jay Lenos late-night NBC show on Monday night, ostensibly to plug his new sitcom. Oops. In case you missed it, Reiser played himself in The Paul Reiser Show a former NBC sitcom star who fills his time these days kvetching about life in general and about the wackiness of those who live in the wealthier western regions of Los Angeles. Yes, its very Larry David. Davids the guy who co-created and, for many years, executiveproduced the NBC hit comedy Seinfeld. Post-Seinfeld David created and stars in a comedy series in which he kvetches about life and the wackiness of those who live in the wealthier western regions of Los Angeles. Only, David was smart enough to sell his old-codger-comedywriter/producer series to premium-pay cable network HBO, for which a premiere crowd of 3 million prompts a breakout of happy dancing and sometimes even an immediate second-season order. Reiser, sadly, sold his show to NBC, which, despite appearances, still believes its a broadcaster and needs to do broadcast numbers. Which, based on his tweet, was news to Reiser.
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TEAM SPIRIT: Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul in 2007. Cowell told Deadline.com on Monday that he had hopes for bringing his former American Idol colleague on his new singing competition series.

Paul Reisers swift kick


NBC has pulled the plug on Paul Reisers sitcom after two episodes of really low ratings even by NBC standards. Well, that was fast!! Apparently networks like big numbers quickly. Who knew? Reiser tweeted upon getting the bad news. The Paul Reiser Show opened with just 3.3 million tuned in; by episode No. 2, only 2.5 million were still hanging around. Feel free to start a groundswell movement. Ill back you up, Reiser continued.

Weve agreed that we would meet as many people as possible, and now were reaching the deadline. . . . But I think shes got a good shot.
Simon Cowell on having Paula Abdul as a judge on X Factor

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DEADLINE STORY: A magazine editor is murdered on Body of Proof, with Nicholas Bishop and Dana Delany.

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A new kind of quiz show: Repo Games (Spike at 8, 8:30 p.m.) features people whose cars are about to be impounded, but if they get three out of five trivia questions correct, they are allowed to keep their vehicles and get their debt paid off. Lucky! Of course, if they fail the quiz, the car goes to the impound lot. Glee (Fox at 8) is stretched to 90 minutes, which makes sense, because Mr. Schue teaches all the kids a lesson about selfacceptance and there is a lot of bullying at McKinley High. And while Schue is lecturing about serious stuff, Lauren and Quinn compete to be prom queen, and the club performs a special rendition of Lady Gagas Born This Way. As American Idol winds down, get ready for another reality singing competition with The Voice (NBC at 9), starring host Carson Daly and musiciansjudges-coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. The twist? The four judges sit on giant swivel chairs facing backwards and decide whether to send a singer through to the next round based solely on . . . wait for it . . . the voice. Still set on the guilty pleasure theme, the Dancing With the Stars (ABC at 9) results show

features a performance from former teenybopper idols NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys). Plus, recently booted American Idol contestant Pia Toscano sings, and one more dancing pair goes home. The next segment of Black in Latin America (WETA at 9) examines Cuba: The Next Revolution, which looks at race in Cuba since the 1959 revolution and delves into the countrys culture and politics. Marcels Quantum Kitchen (Syfy at 10) wraps up the first season as Marcel is forced to apologize to guests which likely makes him none too happy for a mistake, while the team cooks for an event in Detroit. Megan gets a bitter reminder of the life she used to have when she investigates a case involving a murdered magazine editor on Body of Proof (ABC at 10) and must infiltrate the high-society world. Actor Will Ferrell visits Late Show With David Letterman (CBS at 11:35), along with musical guests the Twilight Singers. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC at 11:35) hosts actress Kristin Chenoweth, Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels and a performance by the Airborne Toxic Event.
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americans from C1 around London. Bases had to be covered. What if Will and Kate got married at St. Pauls Cathedral? What if they got married at Windsor? When Westminster Abbey was announced, they renounced all other options and went with the one near Trafalgar Square. Anderson and Callegari, from Texas, are joined by Andersons twin, Mari Boepple; Callegaris sister, Michelle Bordelon; and another friend, Cindy Bernard. The extra bodies were necessary because the group plans to spend the days preceding the wedding sleeping on the parade route in shifts, in sleeping bags to secure a good spot. They have also brought a collapsible table. And chairs. And signs. And hats. Today, their main objective is to locate the real estate, somewhere along Whitehall Road. This used to be Whitehall Palace, one member of the groups says. This is where Charles II says Anderson. Charles I, says Boepple. Was beheaded. The only English king to die that way. I almost came for Dianas funeral, Callegari says. I needed closure. Instead she has come now, on this infinitely happier occasion, about which she will always be able to say, I was there. I saw history. I wore a rosette with Will and Kates faces on it. Scene: A man and a woman appear near the Leicester Square subway station, consulting a map. I think this is the way to Lie-chester, says a man in the American dad/tourist uniform of a polo shirt and khaki cargo shorts. I told you, Franklin, its pronounced Lester Square. Dont embarrass me. Franklin sighs. Franklin has been warned about this before. Americans attack the wedding with such fortitude. Kate Pez dispensers? Will bobbleon washingtonpost.com
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For the AP Anglophile, traveling to the wedding is much like returning to the womb.

A TOAST: Denise Callegari, who traveled across the Atlantic with her sister and friends, brought wine for the special event.

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In the spirit of the royal wedding, were looking to crown your favorite fictional princess. Should Cinderella trump Snow White and how does Leia stack up to Sleeping Beauty? Vote for your No. 1 princess at washingtonpost.com/royalwedding.

OUTFITTED: Cindy Bernard, Mari Boepple, Marcia Anderson, Callegari and Michelle Bordelon sport knockoff Kate Middleton engagement rings. At left, Andersons special-made rosette of the bride and groom, which she will wear Friday.

heads? Too much? Not for the Americans its not. Heres what you do, offers Kim Krzanowski from Delaware, explaining how to get the most out of an excursion to London. She has to leave the day before the wedding, but plans to work the city while she can. You go to Harrods, but go to the food court. The food court is reasonably priced, she says, and you still get the Harrods bag! Its a travel secret. Buy one scone, you get the same bag as if you buy a $400 pair of shoes. You got to have the bag. People say that what enthralls Americans about the wedding is the fairy-tale aspect, but they are probably also envious of the spectacle. Even America, with its endless resources and capabilities for pageantry, cannot have a royal wedding. Not unless we crown a king. Americans bring to the wedding a sense of wonder. And kitsch. And a willingness to be a little loud and a little bit pushy, the way Americans do. In the middle of scouting for the ideal spot to plop, the quintet of women from Texas and Louisiana pass the Horse Guards Building, where a mounted member of the Household Cavalry sits on his steed and stares ahead, stony-faced. Excuse me, are these [horses] the Queens Bays? Anderson asks, referring to a special bloodline. The guard does not answer because he is not allowed to move. Are they the Queens Bays? she asks again, sweetly and earnestly. Excuse me? He can see he will not shake her. He does the unthinkable. He looks down at the Americans. And he nods.
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Split decisions at the Helen Hayes Awards


awards from C1 podium, and sometimes no winner at the podium at all. (Seventy-five minutes in, more than a half-dozen winners were no-shows.) The early highlight was the dedication of a Helen Hayes postage stamp. Thats why the ladys on a stamp, sang the singers as a full-blown dance number broke out. Last weeks Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Clybourne Park got its fingers on two Hayes Awards, including the straight-play biggie. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Companys production of Clybourne Park, Bruce Norriss sly Raisin in the Sun update, was named outstanding resident play (which means production its like Best Picture) . . . and so was the Folger Theatres Hamlet. Longtime Woolly Mammoth Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz won his first Hayes Award, after eight career nominations, for directing Clybourne Park. Clybourne Park premiered in New York, so it was not eligible for the new play or musical award. In a thin category dominated this year by material geared for young audiences, the prize went to The Liar, Pierre Corneilles 17th-century comedy as adapted by David Ives. Shalwitz split his directing honors with Synetic Theaters Paata Tsikurishvili, who, with a win Monday night for Othello, picked up his fourth directing Hayes trophy since 2003 for his all-butpatented brand of wordless Shakespeare. (Synetic is currently transferring its production of King Lear from the Lansburgh Theatre downtown to Crystal City; on Monday night, its Othello cast was named outstanding ensemble.) And yet another tie: Graham Hamilton, playing the title character in the Folgers Hamlet, shared resident-play leading actor honors with Johnny Ramey, as the lively young black writer in Tracy Lettss hippie-fights-cynicism drama Superior Donuts at the Studio Theatre. With 10 nominees, that category was destined for deadlock. Erika Rose, one of three women nominated from Theater J in the lead actress category, won for her turn as an aggrieved Sudanese woman in In Darfur. Naomi Jacobson, a nominee in both leading and supporting actress categories her 12th and 13th such nods nabbed her second career trophy for her work in STCs Richard II. Special awards included a tribute to the lanky Broadway singer-dancer-director Tommy Tune (Thank yall, the Texan drawled before crooning S Wonderful, accompanied by the orchestra), and a leadership award (sponsored by The Washington Post) went to Fords Theatre for its History on Stage and History on Foot programs. Factory 449: A Theatre Collective and No Rules Theatre Company were both recognized as outstanding emerging troupes. The conscientiously inclusive awards, which discriminate between resident and non-resident (or touring) shows but not between Equity and non-Equity productions, considered 196 eligible professional productions that were evaluated by a rotating pool of 60 judges, eight of whom attend any given show. The ballots used for nominating also determine winners shows you normally cant see anymore, since the awards cover events that opened during the previous calendar year. But in a neat reversal of form, the hit productions of Oklahoma! and Clybourne Park will both reopen this summer.
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THE RIGHT DIRECTION: George Fulginiti-Shakar accepts the resident musical direction award for his work on Arena Stages revival of Oklahoma!

2011 HELEN HAYES AWARD RECIPIENTS

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play Erika Rose, In Darfur, Theater J Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Musical Sycamore Trees, Signature Theatre Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production Caroline Sheen, Mary Poppins, Kennedy Center Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood, Kennedy Center Outstanding Supporting Performer, NonResident Production Josh Lamon, Hair, Kennedy Center Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical Hollis Resnik, Candide, Shakespeare Theatre Company

Outstanding Director, Resident Musical Mary Zimmerman, Candide, Shakespeare Theatre Company Outstanding Director, Resident Play Howard Shalwitz, Clybourne Park, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Paata Tsikurishvili, Othello, Synetic Theater Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical Lauren Molina, Candide, Shakespeare Theatre Company Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical Geoff Packard, Candide, Shakespeare Theatre Company Nicholas Rodriguez, Oklahoma!, Arena Stage

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical Ed Dixon, Sunset Boulevard, Signature Theatre Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play Naomi Jacobson, Richard II, Shakespeare Theatre Company James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play Louis Butelli, Henry VIII, Folger Theatre Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play Graham Hamilton, Hamlet, Folger Theatre Johnny Ramey, Superior Donuts, Studio Theatre Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play Othello, Synetic Theater

Outstanding Non-Resident Production Thurgood, Kennedy Center Outstanding Production, Theater for Young Audiences If You Give a Pig a Pancake, Adventure Theatre Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical The Liar, adapted by David Ives, Shakespeare Theatre Company Outstanding Resident Musical Candide, Shakespeare Theatre Company Oklahoma!, Arena Stage Outstanding Resident Play Clybourne Park, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Hamlet, Folger Theatre Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production Colin K. Bills, The Master and Margarita, Synetic Theater

Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production Daniel Ostling, Candide, Shakespeare Theatre Company Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production Tom Teasley, The Ramayana, Constellation Theatre Company Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production Anastasia Rurikov Simes, Othello, Synetic Theater Outstanding Choreography, Resident Production Parker Esse, Oklahoma!, Arena Stage Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production George Fulginiti-Shakar, Oklahoma!, Arena Stage

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es only 9, so Michael Kellys analysis of what video games are doing to kids schooling is more instinct than all the new academic talk out there. Picture that Im Mario, he begins. After some hand-on-chin pondering, the third-grader is shaping an idea how all those hours he spends leaping walls, escaping lava and rescuing princesses as Super Mario just might be making him a better student. And picture that paper over there as the bad guy. He nods at an assignment on his desk at the Derrick Thomas Academy charter school in Kansas City, Missouri.

I do the work, he says. I jump on that paper and jump on it and jump on it.

Kids arent afraid to be wrong

Maybe its wishful thinking, but a growing sentiment among many educators and psychologists suggests that all the shooting, blasting and racing may be spawning more adventurous, risk-taking thinkers. That is, if we dont get carried away. Even researchers friendly to video games warn: Too much is too much. The beauty of video gaming is that

children understand that failure is a normal part of the learning process, said Dan Willingham, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia. Learning is the product of work, trial and persistence, he said. Children who otherwise wouldnt be caught speaking a wrong answer in class willingly die a dozen times in the game world in front of friends in pursuit of the next level. Teacher Cassie Krause knows by their lunchroom talk which of her students play video games, and many of them are her most outgoing in class. Theyll answer a question, she said, and if its wrong, their hand is back up, trying to figure out the answer.

Its doubtful that American children are playing video games to build classroom courage, but whatever their motivation, they are playing more.

Impact of screen time

Among children 8 to 18 who play video games, the average playing time is two hours a day, according to a 2010 Kaiser Family Foundation survey of about 2,000 households. Thats up from one hour 34 minutes in 2004, and one hour five minutes in 1999. Video game time, while possibly building some long-term strengths, will still probably take from homework, reading and outdoor play. A new study showed the downsides of kids playing video games. Researchers gave some families a game system; other families were promised a system when the four-month study ended. After the four months, the boys in families that immediately received a game system scored significantly lower on reading and writing tests than the boys who had to wait. Teachers reported more classwork concerns with the boys who had gotten games.

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A copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle, published in 1493.

History book turns out to be piece of history


You probably have old books lying around your house, but probably not this old. A man in Utah recently showed up at fundraiser with a book that is more than 500 years old. The book called Nuremberg Chronicle was published in 1493 (a year after Christopher Columbus set sail) and is a world history book. The illustrated book is one of the earliest produced after Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. The books discovery was pretty surprising. The man who had the book said it had been collecting dust in his great-uncles attic. The book is missing about twothirds of its pages, but book dealer Ken Sanders says that because of the way the book was produced the rest of it will last another 500 years. So whats a 500-year-old book worth? Turns out, not much. There are several hundred copies of the book in existence, which means its not very rare. The missing pages hurt its value, too. If it were in perfect condition, the book could be worth $1 million.

Video games hidden benefits

Devin Tiebout, a ninth-grader at Hickman Mills Junior High School in Missouri, plays One Piece: Grand Battle.
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With care, parents and students can put many popular games to good use, said Marie Alcock, who works with schools and video game companies. Many games include intense reading material that children will be highly motivated to read. Role-playing games can put teens to work creating teams or planning and building cities. Youre not just melting the brain the way my parents described it to me, Alcock said. You can find games that are going to absolutely help in school.
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THEATER REVIEW

A Hound run at a brisk pace


MetroStage gets Stoppards Real right in critical ways
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Look at the bone-weary demeanor of the bow-tied scribbler Moon slumped in a maroon chair, gripping a playbill, looking out with despairing resignation at a tidy drawing-room stage set. Surely no job on Earth is as arduous, lonely and downright spiritually draining as that of theater critic. Or so you might think, watching actor Ralph Coshams consummate portrait of Moon, a playreviewer character in the enjoyable version of The Real Inspector Hound now at MetroStage. Director John Vreekes adroitly paced staging deftly brandishes the wit of this 1968 Tom Stoppard one-act, a brilliant parody of country-house detective stories and the conflictfraught, egoism-inflating business of theater criticism. Vreekes production features a number of zesty performances, and most of the cast appears to be having a blast but its Coshams brooding Moon who seems to live most fully in Stoppards delectably language-drunk, hall-of-mirrors world. A critic whos more than a little obsessed with his own secondstring status, Moon sits next to a fellow reviewer, the philandering Birdboot (Michael Tolaydo), at a whodunit thats a schlocky knockoff of Agatha Christies The Mousetrap. After delivering some egregiously overinflated pronouncements on this piece of tripe (I think we are entitled to ask and here one is irresistibly reminded of Voltaires cry, Voila I think we are entitled to ask, Where is God? Moon muses at one point), the critics find themselves tugged into the world of the fog-shrouded Muldoon Manor, where a madman is reportedly on the loose. Looking aptly frumpy in a checked jacket, mismatched trousers and carnival-colored tie, Tolaydos Birdboot oozes smarmy self-importance, and he brings the right solipsistic, suspicious, competitive air to his conversations with Moon. In the play-within-the-

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THE REVIEWERS ARE IN: Michael Tolaydo, left, and Ralph Cosham in The Real Inspector Hound.

play, Catherine Flye displays superb comic timing and a wicked command of baleful expressions as the saturnine Muldoon Manor housekeeper, Mrs. Drudge. David Elias has a funny turn as Inspector Hound, clad, naturally enough, in Sherlock Holmes-style deerstalker and Inverness cape (Ivania Stack designed the costumes), while Kimberly Gilbert and Emily Townley ham it up as Manor denizens Felicity Cunningham and Lady Cynthia Muldoon. Manically racing a wheelchair around designer Daniel Pinhas succinct aristocratic-parlor set, a blanket-swaddled John Dow plays Major Magnus, who has turned up mysteriously at the Manor. In a fun touch, whenever one of the characters utters one of the scripts periodic ultra-ominous remarks (e.g., I think Ill go and oil my gun), lighting designer Brian S. Allard amps up a footlight or two, for a luridly melodramatic effect. Sound designer Steve Baena complements these moments with sinister cadences from screechy violins. The Real Inspector Hound notably reunites director Vreeke with Cosham, Dow and Tolaydo, who appeared in Vreekes splendid

MetroStage production of French playwright Gerald Sibleyrass Heroes (translated and adapted by Stoppard) in 2009. Entertaining as it is, the current offering doesnt have the buoyancy and brio of that earlier staging you get the sense that Cosham and Tolaydo, at least, are less excited by this Stoppard staple than they were when tackling Heroes, a work thats less well known in the Anglophone world. Fortunately, there is such a thing as professionalism, a force that seems to have produced Coshams woebegone but dutiful Moon. When Sisyphus wearies of rolling his boulder up a Hadean hill, this Moon will sigh, uncap his pen and take notes on yet another play.
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by Tom Stoppard. Directed by John Vreeke. With Doug Krehbel, Bryant Centofanti, Jim Epstein, Larry Levinson, Devin Shadid. About 75 minutes. Through May 29 at MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Call 800-494-8497 or visit www.metrostage.org.

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Karl Hobbs will not coach the George Washington mens basketball team next season. Hobbss departure was announced in a news release sent out by university officials on Monday evening. The university determined that now is the time for new leadership of GWs mens basketball team, Robert Chernak, senior vice provost and senior vice president who oversees the athletic program, said in a written statement. Patrick Nero, who was hired as GWs athletic director on Wednesday but has yet to take over the day-to-day responsibilities of the job, met with Hobbs on Monday afternoon and informed him he was being let go. Nero did not respond to requests for comment. Previously the commissioner of the America East Conference, Nero will replace Jack Kvancz, who is retiring June 30 after 17 years in Foggy Bottom. In a telephone conversation Monday evening, Chernak stressed that although Nero had been on the job only a few days, this was not a rash decision on his part. Chernak called Hobbss departure a university decision. Nero is not a person who acts in a percipitant manner, Chernak said. Clearly weve been discussing it with him. We wanted to wait until we had an AD in place to lead the search for hobbs continued on D5

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A federal judge lifted the NFLs lockout of its players Monday, ruling that they are suffering irreparable harm from the shutdown of the sport and that the owners action is improper because the players no longer are represented by a labor union. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson granted a request by NFL players for a preliminary injunction that ends the lockout league owners imposed March 12, sweeping aside the leagues arguments about labor law and her authority to act. But its not clear whether Nelsons decision will bring the lockout to an immediate end. The NFL asked Nelson late Monday night for a stay of the injunction. It was not clear when she would rule on that. If she rejects it, the league would go to a federal appeals court. Sources on both sides of the dispute said the players side believed Nelsons ruling meant the free agent market technically was open Monday night, although the players side seemed willing to give the NFL a short amount of time to establish free agency rules. The league believed the free agent market would not open before a decision on a stay of the injunction. Several people on the players side of the dispute said they expected some players to show up for work Tuesday labor continued on D3

This years Caps are happy to be in harms way

ne of the first things Karl Alzner seeks out after each game is a photocopy of the game sheet. Unlike most hockey players, though, he isnt all that interested in how much ice time he received or the number of hits he was credited with. The Washington Capitals defenseman goes straight for the column labeled BS, as in blocked shots. Its my favorite of all the stats, Alzner said Monday. I obviously dont have the best numbers, points-wise. But thats one little thing I can control. I decide how many pucks I want to throw my body in front of, whereas I cant always decide that I want to stickhandle through everyone and score. Alzner and fellow blue-liner Jeff Schultz are tied for fourth in the playoffs with 15 blocked shots apiece through Sundays games, and the Capitals led all 16 playoff teams with 104, despite playing fewer games than all but three clubs. Last season, Washington finished 12th of the 16 playoff teams after blocking 109 in a seven-game series with the Montreal Canadiens. Although puck possession and other factors, such as long overtimes, can influence how many shot-blocking opportunities a team receives, it became clear over the course of a five-game series win over the New York Rangers that the Capitals are more committed to putting themselves in harms way than in previous springs. on hockey continued on D6

Four-run fourth sinks Nationals


Pirates Maholm settles down after rough inning to claim 4-2 victory
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Three faces of Marvin Austin: Above left, celebrating with Ballou following a win over Dunbar; above right, unhappier times at North Carolina. And top, Austin is charging toward a future in the NFL as a late first-round pick.

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arvin Austin walked into an IHOP with his 13-year-old sister, Jenae, in Southeast Washington, not far from where he grew up. They ordered a couple of drinks and Austin explained the roughest part of the past few months. It wasnt necessarily missing his senior season at North Carolina which was bad or watching his NFL draft stock plummet which was frustrating. Rather, it was Jenaes questions. Shed hear things and read things and none of it seemed to describe the brother she knew. All that stuff that went on this past year, no one knows the real person that I am, Austin said. Its like I was a villain over here. But she knows better. Everyone who knows me knows better.

Austin, 22, is convinced hes the best defensive lineman available in the draft, which begins Thursday night. But he was thrown off the UNC team last fall following allegations he improperly accepted gifts from player agents, and likely wont hear his name called until the latter part of the first round. While those who know him and have coached him offer unwavering praise, draft analysts question his character and work ethic. The brother Jenae knows is big in just about every way possible. Austin stands 6 feet 3, weighs 309 pounds, has a giant personality, huge smile and thick dreadlocks that reach his shoulders. The brother she knows doesnt drink, doesnt smoke and has spent most of his life preparing for the NFL. Hes not the guy described in many pre-draft reports. austin continued on D3

tionals were supposed to have the day off on Monday, but because rain postponed Fridays series opener against Pittsburgh, the team had to stay an extra night in order to complete the rubber match. Circumstances then turned even more unpleasant when the Pirates scored all the runs they needed in the fourth inning off starter John Lannan, and Washington failed to hold an early advantage on the way to losing, 4-2, for the fourth time in five games in a rain-delayed game before an announced 12,457 at PNC Park. The loss dropped the Nationals below .500 and was Lannans second in his past three starts. The left-hander was working on normal rest after Fridays postponement, and although he opened strong, the Pirates sent eight batters to the plate in their decisive fourth in support of starter Paul Maholms first victory of the season and first against Washington in eight career starts. No excuses. We got off to a good nationals continued on D4

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Nationals are getting on the horn to celebrate homers and victories


Feffer told me recently, when we were discussing sub horns. The Nationals should be developing something thats brand-centric and distinctive from other teams in the [Washington] market, and from other teams in Major League Baseball. So, how did this happen? A few months ago, when people inside the organization began considering a move away from fireworks, they began researching naval horn options and even went to the Navy Yard to check out alternatives. Their advisers at the Yard advised they go with the sub horn, both for the sound and for the way that sound would carry. The Navy folks also thought the three-blast signal would be appropriate. So the horn was taken to Nats Park and hooked up to a special mic in the press box, where members of the marketing department can fire away after home runs and wins. As for fireworks, there had been some complaints from neighbors about the noise, and some fans said their children were scared by the noise. (Full disclosure: I had to take my toddler home early from a game last year because the fireworks terrified her. Then again, she loves Screech, so theres no accounting for taste.) But Feffer said eliminating the fireworks from the postgame celebrations and also the regular Friday night fireworks shows was really about trying to be distinctive. Its less about fireworks and its more about the overall fan experience and our ability to deliver something new and different, he said. Looking at the overall schedule of 81 games is important; its not just about 13 Friday nights. Whats popular yesterday and today, you shouldnt rest on it. You have to always look to do something different. And that doesnt mean we have it figured out. And so its possible the deployment of the horn could become more interactive or public in the future, and theres no guarantee that the horn will remain the celebratory noise indefinitely. But the team is pleased with the early returns both the sound itself, and what it says about the franchise. Im probably biased, but I love it. The reason I love it is because its distinct, right? Feffer said. People should hear that horn on TV, not even look at the screen and be able to say thats Nationals Park. Thats a unique identifier to what we do, and the fact that its authentic is important to us, that we not try to contrive something and force something. The military is already part of game presentation and the Navy Yard is right next door; not only is it unique and distinctive, but it fit. It fit with our goals, and it fits with what Washington is. Its ours. Someone else cant copy it and say were gonna do that too. Its Washingtons. (To hear an audio clip of the submarine horn, go to the D.C. Sports Bog online.)
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the Navy Yard. And that the move from fireworks to a submarine horn was a calculated decision to move from a generic form of stadium celebration to something uniquely Southeast Washington. Were only six years old; we should look for brand identifiers in the market that differentiate us not only in the marketplace but in sports, Nats COO Andy

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Fullback Watson tells team hes gone
Maryland senior fullback Taylor Watson informed Coach Randy Edsall on Monday that he plans to graduate this summer and will not be with the football team in the fall. Watson played in the last 11 games in 2010 after healing from a right knee injury and ended the season as the Terrapins top fullback. His departure leaves fifth-year senior Haroon Brown and redshirt freshman Rahsaan Moore as the top two contenders for the starting fullback job entering the fall. . . . Edsall said freshman wide receiver Nigel King has been cleared to practice while the players NCAA Clearinghouse appeal remains unsettled. King will practice with the team during its two workouts this week, but likely wont appear in Saturdays spring game. I dont know if hell do anything on Saturday, because again, just the limited number of practices that hell have in and really not know too much or anything thats going on, Edsall said. . . . For the second time, Edsall praised the recent efforts of sophomore offensive lineman Josh Cary. In fact, Edsall said that, as of now, Cary has secured the starting job at right guard. Sophomore Pete White and junior Justin Lewis also had been in competition for that spot. Steve Yanda

Hot Topic NFL draft

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Parsing 2 possible picks at QB


Rick Maese looks at the prospects the Redskins may be targeting with the 10th overall pick. Thursday in the first round of the NFL draft:

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Basics: Locker is a great athlete and tremendous leader, but his football skills particularly his accuracy have been questioned. Playing behind a suspect offensive line, he completed only 54 percent of his passes during his college career. At 6 feet 2, 231 pounds, hes not as tall as some other options. Why he might fit: First, Locker will likely be available at the No. 10 pick, and many analysts think either Washington or Minnesota might bite (the Redskins were enamored with him a year ago and need a quarterback for next season). Locker has a passion for football and loves his team evidenced by his decision to return to school for a senior year both qualities that Coach Mike Shanahan values. Hes athletic and has a big arm. He managed to put up solid numbers with very little talent around him, and hes eager to get better. Why he might not: Accuracy is an attribute many in the NFL think a quarterback either has or doesnt. For the Redskins version of the West Coast offense to work, its essential. When a quarterback cant hit his target in a pass-friendly offense, problems ensue. Locker is probably a year or two from contributing to an NFL team, and the Redskins might not feel they have that kind of time to wait. Likelihood Redskins draft him (scale of 1 to 10): 2. Locker would be a reach with the No. 10 pick but probably wont be available at 41, when the Redskins make their second-round pick. If the Redskins are to pick him, the most likely scenario would be to trade down and grab him later in the first round. But moving back is no easy task, so if theyre high on Locker, they might have to decide whether they really think hes worth the No. 10 pick.

Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas

Basics: At 6 feet 6 and 238 pounds, Mallett has the physical stature the Redskins prefer in a quarterback. He threw for more than 3,500 yards in each of the past two seasons for the Razorbacks, setting school records for career yards and touchdowns. Why he might fit: Mallett has a strong arm perhaps the strongest in the draft and shouldnt have any problems with a vertical passing game. Nearly one-quarter of his college completions were for 20 yards or more. If the Redskins dont chase a quarterback with the No. 10 selection, Mallett might be the most likely quarterback still available when Washington picks again at No. 41. Why he might not: Theres a lot of smoke around Mallett and his character. When coaches see any sort of red flags around a quarterback in particular, theres plenty of cause for concern. Shanahan likes to know what makes his quarterbacks tick and if there are any questions about Malletts focus or priorities, he wouldnt be long for Washington. Plus, moving from a college spread offense could prove to be a tough adjustment. Likelihood Redskins draft him (scale of 1 to 10): 1. Mallett has seen his stock drop in the past few months and he likely wont hear his name called until the second round. Even if hes around when the Redskins pick Friday, he doesnt seem to have the intangibles Shanahan wants out of a signal-caller to go with his physical tools.
maeser@washpost.com

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Youngs tirade on Twitter piques USTA


The U.S. Tennis Associations relationship with Donald Young, 21, tabbed for greatness since turning pro at 14, is at a critical juncture following profane comments he made about the organization on Twitter after losing a USTA playoff that awarded the victor a wild-card entry into the French Open. Young had requested through a representative that he be granted the wild card outright, given his return to the top 100. (Hes currently No. 95). The request was denied. After losing the final, Young tweeted an obscenity at the USTA, adding, according to Tennis.com: They have screwed me for the last time. In a conference call Monday, Patrick McEnroe, general manager of USTA player development, enumerated a long list of coaching, fitness and travel expenses the USTA has provided Young since 2005 at no cost, as it has other American prospects. Im not going to say were going to withdraw support, but a lot of things have to happen in order for us to reconsider, McEnroe said, adding that an apology was among them. Young later apologized for the profanity and closed his Twitter account.
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solicited someone else this January to affect the outcome of USD basketball games while playing for the Dakota Wizards, an NBA developmental league team.
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Matt Langel was hired as the new coach of the Colgate Red Raiders. Langel spent the past five seasons as an assistant at Temple under Fran Dunphy, who has led the Owls to four straight NCAA tournament appearances. Langel, 32, succeeds Emmett Davis, who was released from his contract in mid-March after finishing the season 7-23 overall and 4-10 in the Patriot League. . . . Lindsay Gottlieb is returning to California as the Golden Bears womens coach. Cal hired Gottlieb away from

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Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne is hoping Bo Pelinis new five-year contract wards off teams that might want to hire the Cornhuskers head coach, who is 29-12 with two straight appearances in the Big 12 championship game. Pelinis deal gives him an immediate $425,000 raise, to $2.775 million, and will pay him more than $3 million a year starting in 2014.
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Donald Young is in trouble with the USTA after his profanity-laced outburst on Twitter. He has since apologized and closed his account.

UC Santa Barbara to replace the departed Joanne Boyle, who accepted the Virginia job earlier this month. Gottlieb went 56-39 in three seasons at UCSB, where she led the Gauchos to a pair of postseason berths and two Big West Conference championships. . . . A former University of San Diego player made an appearance in federal court in a sports bribery

case. USDs all-time leading scorer Brandon Johnson pleaded not guilty at his arraignment, then returned home to Houston. He is free on a $25,000 bond and was appointed a local public defender, Oliver Cleary. Johnson was arrested April 9 in Houston. The indictment alleges that Johnson took a bribe to influence a USD game in February 2010 and

Hall of Fame fullback Joe Perry, the first player with back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons and nicknamed The Jet for his sensational speed, died Monday. He was 84. The San Francisco 49ers announced that Perry, also a World War II veteran, died in Arizona of complications from dementia. . . . Authorities say Los Angeles Lakers forward Derrick Caracter

was arrested in New Orleans, accused of public drunkenness and shoving a cashier at a pancake restaurant. Police said the 22-year-old player was arrested early Sunday and booked into jail on charges of battery, public drunkenness and resisting arrest. They say Caracter allegedly grabbed and shoved the cashier at an International House of Pancakes after he was refused service and became belligerent. The woman wasnt injured. Police initially said the cashier was pregnant, but later said that was an error. Authorities say Caracter was freed later Sunday morning on $1,000 bond. . . . Chicago Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell underwent surgery to repair a lacerated tendon in his wrist and will miss Game 7 on Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks. Bickell was injured in Game 2 when he was hit by a skate. He missed Game 3 but his return helped the Blackhawks win three straight to even the series.
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ajor League Baseballs takeover of the Los Angeles Dodgers last week prompted some in the media to praise Commissioner Bud Selig. Columnists lauded Selig for finally beginning the process of booting embarrassing owner Frank McCourt from the famed franchise, portraying Selig as a baseball-loving liberator of longsuffering Dodgers fans. Instead of rose petals, however, something else should be laid at Seligs feet: blame. Because without Seligs backing, the cash-strapped McCourt wouldnt have acquired the Dodgers in a highly leveraged purchase. Without Selig, McCourt couldnt have used the equity in the franchise to fund his lavish lifestyle while massive debt mounted. And without Selig, a fraud wouldnt have become the owner of one of baseballs flagship ballclubs. Credit Selig with an assist for everything McCourt did to tarnish the Dodgers iconic brand.

JASON REID
Mayor McCheese was more qualified to run the Dodgers than McBankrupt, the most popular expletive-free nickname for McCourt. That was obvious to me as early as October 2003 when, in my role as the Dodgers beat reporter for the Los Angeles Times, I was the first to report on McCourts efforts to buy the team. Citing losses of $40 million annually, media giant News Corp., the Dodgers parent company at the time, was anxious to sell. News Corp. bought the franchise in 1998 from the OMalley family, under whose long, skillful guidance (they owned the Dodgers for nearly 48 years) it became a model for ownership stability.

News Corp. was frustrated in its inability to finalize a deal with previous identified bidders, and McCourt was eager to join the exclusive sports ownership fraternity. But he failed in previous attempts to purchase the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels amid questions about his finances, so it seemed strange News Corp. and McCourt were moving so quickly together. Teaming with Ross Newhan, who was then the national baseball columnist for the Times, we produced reports about McCourts lack of financial resources in the months before owners voted unanimously, much to our surprise, to approve the sale of the team to McCourt and his wife, Jamie, in January 2004. There were enough red flags to derail McCourts ownership bid at many points, but News Corp. also owns Fox, MLBs national television rights holder. After six tumultuous seasons directing the Dodgers, News Corp. officials obviously wanted their partners at MLB to help them out with

McCourt, and Selig obliged with his thumbs up to the sale. The details became a matter of public record last year during the McCourts messy divorce and ownership battle thats still playing out in a Los Angeles court. McCourt bought the team primarily with loans. Fox loaned McCourt $145 million of the $430 million purchase price and later essentially foreclosed on the Boston parking lot McCourt used as collateral and sold it. The McCourts reportedly siphoned millions from the club to fund their luxurious tastes (maybe its just me, but paying a Russian physicist six figures to channel positive energy to the team seems a bit much), which, obviously, was their prerogative as owners. Except the Dodgers had enormous debt service because of the McCourts. And Frank McCourt continued to seek loans to meet the interest payments and run the clubs operations while living the high life.

McCourt did not maintain the payroll levels he initially promised he would, and oncepicturesque Dodger Stadium became a dump compared with when the OMalley family ran the place. With Fox eyeing a longterm deal for the Dodgers cable television broadcast rights, it continued to underwrite McCourt with millions in loans, which was among the reasons Selig stepped in to shut down the circus he helped create. MLB officials will tell you Selig bears no responsibility for what has occurred in Los Angeles. Theres no way Selig could have envisioned McCourts tenure would be so disastrous, they contend, and point to the clubs increased revenue it has almost doubled during McCourts watch as proof his business plan would have worked if McCourt reinvested more in the team instead of padding his personal bank account. The Dodgers increased revenue wasnt the result of innovative business practices.

McCourt raised prices, cut payroll and let things at the stadium slide. After a San Francisco Giants fan was critically beaten (hes still in a coma) in a stadium parking lot on Opening Day, it came to light the Dodgers had not had a full-time security chief for months. They began a season without one for the first time since 2005. Tom Schieffer, former president of the Texas Rangers, has been appointed trustee of the Dodgers and will oversee business and day-to-day operations. McCourt, though, probably wont go quietly. Hell likely attempt to retain the club through legal challenges, but its highly doubtful hell prevail. Selig made the right move in shutting down McCourt. He did what was needed to begin restoring the faith of the fan base. He acted as a commissioner should, but he shouldnt be called a hero. Labeling him as an accomplice would be more fitting.
reid@washpost.com

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Judges ruling lifts the NFLs lockout


labor from D1 at teams facilities. The players have made a strong showing that allowing the league to continue their lockout is presently inflicting and will continue to inflict irreparable harm upon them, particularly when weighed against the lack of any real injury that would be imposed on the NFL by issuing the preliminary injunction. The public interest favors the enforcement of the antitrust laws and their underlying pro-competition policy, Nelson wrote in her 89page decision. James Quinn, an attorney for the players, called Nelsons ruling a victory for the players and a victory for the fans. Hopefully we can get the players back to playing and the fans back to watching. Quinn also said in a telephone interview that were obviously very pleased with the ruling. Were not really surprised, because we think its consistent with all the prior case law and all the prior rulings. We think this will be very difficult to overturn on appeal because its very well reasoned and very well thought through. The NFL issued a written statement that said: We will promptly seek a stay from Judge Nelson pending an expedited appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. We believe that federal law bars injunctions in labor disputes. We are confident that the Eighth Circuit will agree. But we also believe that this dispute will inevitably end with a collective bargaining agreement, which would be in the best interests of players, clubs and fans. We can reach a fair agreement only if we continue negotiations toward that goal. Under the lockout, players are barred from NFL facilities, teams are prohibited from signing or trading players and contact between coaches and players is precluded. The sports drug-testing program is not in effect and agents are unregulated. If the league is unable to get a stay of the preliminary injunction and the lockout is lifted, the league would reopen for business and the upcoming season could be held while the litigation continues to play out in court. Sources previously said the league would be likely to use last seasons rules, which did not include a salary cap. If the league gets a stay of the injunction, the sports first work stoppage in 24 years would continue indefinitely. Some Redskins players said they hadnt received any instructions from the defunct players union, which dissolved itself on March 11, and didnt know when or if they would. But linebacker Lorenzo Alexander initially said he planned to report to Redskins Park Tuesday morning unless a stay was granted by the appeals court. Ive got a bonus due, so Im planning on going and trying to work out and seeing if they let me in, said Alexander, who is among players who would earn roster bonuses if they report for 85 percent of offseason workouts. If they let me in, Ill work out. If not, then Ill go on my way. Alexander later changed his mind and said he would not go. Other players, including Vonnie Holliday, who was the teams union representative before decertification, said they presumed the lockout would still be in effect Tuesday. Nelsons decision came just more than five weeks after players filed an antitrust lawsuit against the owners on March 11 and 19 days after she told attorneys at the end of an April 6 hearing in St. Paul, Minn., that she would need a couple of weeks to rule on the players injunction request. Nelson had ordered the league and the players to return to talks mediated by Chief Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan. The two sides held four days of talks with Boylan at a federal courthouse in Minneapolis before recessing until May 16. But Nelson cannot force them into an agreement and some legal experts have said they thought it unlikely the league and players would strike a deal before Nelson and the appeals court ruled. Some have said that the NFL believes it has a better chance to prevail in appellate court, which is known as a moderate-to-conservative panel of jurists. In her lengthy ruling, Nelson addressed each of the leagues arguments about why she should not lift the lockout. She found the players decertification of their union to be valid and concluded that she did not have to wait for the National Labor Relations Board to complete an investigation of an unfair labor practice charge by the league against the union, as the NFL had urged her to do. She also rejected an argument by the NFL that federal labor law, specifically the 1932 Norris-LaGuardia Act, prohibited her from granting the players injunction request in a labor dispute. The NFL . . . argues that the protections of labor law should apply for some indefinite period beyond the collapse and termination of the collective bargaining relationship. In the absence of either persuasive policy or authority, this Court takes a more conservative approach, and declines to do so. Professional football involves many layers of tangible economic impact, ranging from broadcast revenues down to concessions sales. And, of course, the public interest represented by the fans of professional football who have a strong investment in the 2011 season is an intangible interest that weighs against the lockout, she wrote. The lockout began one day after a previous round of negotiations overseen by federal mediator George H. Cohen collapsed March 11. The players dissolved their union that day and 10 plaintiffs including high-profile quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees filed the antitrust lawsuit against the owners. That case was assigned to Nelson, who later combined it with a separate lawsuit filed by former players. The NFL draft is set to take place Thursday through Saturday as scheduled under a provision in the now-expired collective bargaining agreement.
maskem@washpost.com Staff writer Mike Jones contributed to this report.

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Marvin Austin, right, missed his senior season at North Carolina after allegations he accepted improper gifts from player agents.

No question Austin is talented


austin from D1 Said Austin: All these people talking about how Im getting Bentleys, money and this and that my mom doesnt have a car. If I was getting paid, dont you think my mom might have a car? His mother, Donna Johnson, works at the Jacob Burns Law Library at George Washington University and relies on public transportation. Austin says the first thing he wants to buy when he signs an NFL contract is a car for her. Pro Football Weekly said Austin has character concerns and noted that in meetings with team officials, none of whom are quoted or named, Austin was very selfishly throwing his college under the bus and refusing to take responsibility for any of the wrongdoings. The report further stated that scouts consider him a finger-pointing, excuse-making con artist. Said Austin: Who am I conning? All my interviews went extremely well at the combine. Where are people getting this from? In those interviews, Austin concedes that he had to explain his role in an agent scandal that is the subject of an NCAA investigation and a probe by North Carolinas secretary of state. The school suspended Austin for the first five games last season. When he and teammates Robert Quinn and Greg Little were ruled in violation of NCAA rules governing agent benefits, preferential treatment and ethical conduct in October, Austin was booted permanently from the team. At least four trips made by Austin in 2009 two to Miami, two to California, none of which he paid for were questioned. He admits to making the trips but withholds much remorse. I dont regret anything, he said. Everything was a learning experience. In all, 14 players missed at least one game for North Carolina. As Heels cap. His career at North Carolina didnt unfold as planned, but he hopes to redeem himself in the NFL. The way he sees it, he has no choice. If I dont ball, there are people who want to punish me, he said. They feel like Im a villain. If I slip, everyone is gonna say this and that and I told you so. But Im just gonna go and do my thing. While his peers finished their senior seasons at UNC, Austin signed with agents Eugene Parker and Roosevelt Barnes and began training in Florida in December. He had to rely on his in-person interviews with teams to convince them that hes not a bad guy. Theres dudes in this draft that have beat people up, got kicked out of school, got in trouble for marijuana, that you never hear about, Austin said. You dont hear about their issues. They praise these dudes. I took a couple of trips, and I got issues and too much baggage. But you look at my record, you dont see me ever being locked up, arrested, speeding tickets. Know what Im saying? Its crazy. Davis has coached 11 defensive linemen whove been selected in the first round and has also spent 10 seasons coaching in the NFL. He understands why pro coaches scrutinize prospects so closely. These past several weeks hes fielded questions about Austin and has continually explained that the big defensive tackle isnt a character risk. Theres a whole different thing from, a kid made a bad choice to take some trips and stuff its totally different than kids with multiple domestic violence charges, drugs, alcohol, theft, Davis said. Those are totally two different types of issues. Thursday night, Austin will learn whether NFL coaches agree, whether hes been able to change their minds these past few months.
maeser@washpost.com

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Austin was an All-Met lineman at Coolidge as a junior and Ballou as a senior. His coach at both schools said, this dude is the real deal.

many as 12 Tar Heels could be selected in the three-day draft, the kind of talent that shouldve put North Carolina in the national title picture last fall. If anyone has a right to be upset with Austin, its UNC Coach Butch Davis. There will always be that tinge of regret, like theres unfinished business, Davis said. But I love the kid and wish him nothing but the best. Austins football ability does not appear to be in question. He impressed scouts at the EastWest Shrine game, again at his pro day in Chapel Hill, N.C., and also at the NFL scouting combine. If he doesnt go late in the first round, it has to do with his maturity, said ESPN analyst Todd McShay, and how he handles his business on and off the field in terms of work ethic, consistently giving the effort and preparing the way he needs to prepare. Austins football skills have drawn the spotlight since he was young. He passed on top D.C. area high school programs at DeMatha and Dunbar to attend Coolidge, where he started as a freshman. Coach Moe Ware had heard about the giant middleschool player before he ever set eyes on him.

I thought people were exaggerating, Ware said. Id never seen a kid like the one they described. But when I finally saw him, I thought, Lord, this dude is the real deal. Austin followed Ware to Ballou High and carved out his name as one of the best linemen to come from the Washington area. His mother worked during the days, so Austin would leave school at the last bell, walk to pick up Jenae from child care and take her back to school, where shed watch football practice. What was I going to do? Leave her alone? Austin said. This side of town, theres peer pressure and stuff like that. I got to show her that theres more than doing what everybody else is doing. Austin was a two-time firstteam All-Met his junior year with Coolidge, his senior year with Ballou posting 26 tackles for losses and 29 sacks. He was recruited by major college football programs and when he settled on a school, he made the decision on live television from an ESPN Zone restaurant. Wearing a black pinstriped suit, Austin brought with him a black briefcase with a silver lock. My lifes in here, he said, shortly before unlocking the briefcase and pulling out a Tar

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White Sox pitcher Phil Humber throws seven scoreless innings to beat the Yankees.
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Don Mattingly, Dodgers manager responds to the news that former Rangers president J. Thomas Schieffer has been hired by Major League Baseball to run the team
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Athletics: Activated RHP Michael Wuertz from the 15-day disabled list and optioned LHP Bobby Cramer to Class AAA Sacramento. Diamondbacks: Put IF Willie Bloomquist on the 15day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and called up Josh Wilson from Class AAA Reno. Dodgers: Former all-star C Dioner Navarro has been activated after missing the start of the season with a strain on his right side. C A.J. Ellis was optioned to Class AAA Albuquerque. Yankees: Injured RHP Phil Hughes has had a setback in his rehabilitation from a dead arm, cutting short a bullpen session after only about a dozen pitches. Hughes went on the disabled list April 15 because of a significant drop in his velocity this season. He was to see team doctor Christopher Ahmad on Monday night.
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Omar Infante lined an RBI single that LF Jerry Sands misjudged in the ninth to help Florida cap a two-run rally. Both runs were unearned. The Marlins have nine comeback wins this season.
L.A. AB Miles 3b ..................4 Carroll ss.................4 Ethier rf ..................3 Kemp cf...................4 Sands lf...................4 Loney 1b..................4 Barajas c .................3 Gwynn Jr. pr............0 Navarro c.................1 De Jesus 2b.............4 Garland p.................1 Padilla p ..................0 Thames ph ..............1 Broxton p ................0 TOTALS 33 FLORIDA AB Coghlan cf ...............4 Infante 2b ...............4 G.Sanchez 1b ..........4 Stanton rf ...............4 Sanches p................0 Dobbs 3b .................4 J.Buck c ...................4 Bonifacio lf .............3 Do.Murphy ss .........3 H.Ramirez ph ..........1 Nolasco p ................2 R.Webb p ................0 Choate p..................0 Mujica p ..................0 Cousins ph-rf ..........1 TOTALS 34 R 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 R 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 H BI BB SO AVG 0 1 1 0 .235 2 1 0 1 .329 1 0 1 1 .380 1 0 0 0 .396 3 1 0 0 .233 1 1 0 1 .170 0 0 0 2 .188 0 0 0 0 .289 0 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0 .188 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 --0 0 0 0 .231 0 0 0 0 --10 4 2 5 H BI BB SO AVG 3 2 1 0 .301 1 1 1 0 .247 1 1 0 2 .304 0 0 0 1 .245 0 0 0 0 1.00 1 0 0 2 .324 0 0 0 0 .216 1 0 1 0 .320 0 0 0 0 .105 1 0 0 0 .194 0 0 0 0 .111 0 0 0 0 --0 0 0 0 --0 0 0 0 --0 0 1 0 .200 8 4 4 5

BATTING
Kemp, LA ................................................ .402 Votto, Cin ............................................... .395 Ethier, LA ............................................... .382 Berkman, StL .......................................... .377 Braun, Mil ............................................... .377 Castro, Chi .............................................. .376 Polanco, Phl ............................................ .366 Fielder, Mil ............................................. .363 Drew, Ari ................................................ .344 Freese, StL ............................................. .343

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Braun, Mil .................................................... 7 Tulowitzki, Col ............................................. 7 Pujols, StL ................................................... 7 Berkman, StL ............................................... 6 Gomes, Cin .................................................. 6 Soriano, Chi ................................................. 6 Sandoval, SF ................................................ 5 Kemp, LA ..................................................... 5 Weeks, Mil .................................................. 5 Heyward, Atl ............................................... 5 Uggla, Atl .................................................... 5 Burrell, SF .................................................... 5 Wright, NY .................................................. 5

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Fielder, Mil ................................................ 22 Howard, Phl ............................................... 19 Kemp, LA ................................................... 18 Braun, Mil .................................................. 18 Davis, NY ................................................... 18 Pence, Hou ................................................. 17 Pujols, StL ................................................. 17 Tulowitzki, Col ........................................... 16 Posey, SF ................................................... 16 Jones, Atl .................................................. 16

STOLEN BASES
Tabata, Pit ................................................... 9 Bourn, Hou ................................................... 9 Reyes, NY .................................................... 8 Desmond, Was ............................................ 8 Kemp, LA ..................................................... 8 Bloomquist, Ari ........................................... 7 Hudson, SD .................................................. 7 Stubbs, Cin .................................................. 6 Gomez, Mil .................................................. 6 Venable, SD ................................................. 6 Maybin, SD .................................................. 6

L.A.......................000 100 210 4 10 1 FLORIDA .............001 001 012 5 8 0 Two outs when winning run scored. E: Carroll (3). LOB: Los Angeles 6, Florida 7. 2B: Kemp (8), Sands (4), Dobbs (2). HR: Coghlan 2 (4), off Garland 2. L.A. IP Garland .................... 7 Padilla...................... 1 Broxton.................0.2 FLORIDA IP Nolasco.................6.1 R.Webb.................0.1 Choate ..................0.1 Mujica...................... 1 Sanches ................... 1 H 4 2 2 H 7 1 0 2 0 R 2 1 2 R 3 0 0 1 0 ER BB SO 2 1 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 ER BB SO 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 ERA 3.60 4.50 4.35 ERA 3.24 2.19 2.70 4.15 0.00

at Pirates 4, Nationals 2 at Marlins 5, Dodgers 4 Rockies 5 at Cubs 3 Reds at Brewers, Late Phillies at Diamondbacks, Late Braves at Padres, Late
SUNDAYS RESULTS

TODAY'S GAME TO WATCH

SLUGGING PCT.
Berkman, StL .......................................... .725 Tulowitzki, Col ........................................ .705 Braun, Mil ............................................... .688 Votto, Cin ............................................... .658 Kemp, LA ................................................ .655 Morrison, Fla .......................................... .636 Fielder, Mil ............................................. .600 Davis, NY ................................................ .579 Drew, Ari ................................................ .574 Sandoval, SF ........................................... .565

Nationals 6, at Pirates 3 at Mets 8, Diamondbacks 4 at Marlins 6, Rockies 3 at Brewers 4, Astros 1 Dodgers 7, at Cubs 3 Braves 9, at Giants 6 (10 innings) Phillies 3, at Padres 1 at Cardinals 3, Reds 0

Omar Infante, Marlins The second baseman comes through with a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning to cap a two-run rally that sparks Florida past the Dodgers, 5-4.

Red Sox at Orioles 7 p.m., MASN Clay Buchholz will seek to lead Boston to a sixth straight win and continue his dominance against Baltimore. He is 3-0 with a 0.32 ERA in his last four starts vs. the Os.

Troubled former Nationals player Elijah Dukes has been charged in Florida with driving with a suspended or revoked drivers license. Officials say the 26-year-old Dukes was arrested Sunday on an exit ramp of Interstate 75 near Tampa.

ON-BASE PCT.
Votto, Cin ............................................... .515 Kemp, LA ................................................ .480 Braun, Mil ............................................... .479 Herrera, Col ............................................ .464

WP: Sanches (3-0); LP: Broxton (1-1). Inherited runners-scored: R.Webb 2-2, Choate 1-0. IBB: off Broxton (Coghlan). WP: Nolasco. T: 2:53. A: 11,633 (38,560).

Pirates rally past Nationals, 4-2


nationals from D1
PIRATES 4, NATIONALS 2
WASHINGTON AB Espinosa 2b ...................... 4 Desmond ss ...................... 4 Werth rf............................ 3 Ad.LaRoche 1b.................. 3 Morse lf ............................ 4 W.Ramos c ....................... 4 Hairston Jr. cf................... 2 Ankiel ph .......................... 1 Bixler 3b ........................... 3 Lannan p ........................... 2 Coffey p ............................ 0 Gaudin p ........................... 0 L.Nix ph ............................ 1 S.Burnett p....................... 0 TOTALS 31 PITTSBURGH AB A.McCutchen cf ................ 3 Tabata lf ........................... 3 Diaz rf ............................... 4 Walker 2b ......................... 4 Pearce 1b .......................... 2 Overbay 1b ....................... 1 Br.Wood 3b....................... 4 Snyder c............................ 3 Cedeno ss ......................... 3 Maholm p.......................... 2 Bowker ph ........................ 1 Meek p .............................. 0 Hanrahan p ....................... 0 TOTALS 30 WASHINGTON.............. 200 PITTSBURGH ................ 000 R 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 R 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 000 400 H 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 H 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 000 00X BI BB SO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 10 BI BB SO 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 2 4 5 6 AVG .265 .205 .218 .232 .241 .341 .175 .211 .000 .000 ----.290 -- AVG .237 .274 .237 .277 .238 .253 .250 .346 .188 .111 .250 ---- 2 0

ROCKIES 5, CUBS 3
COLORADO AB Fowler cf ............... 3 Herrera 2b ............. 3 C.Gonzalez lf ......... 4 Tulowitzki ss......... 4 Helton 1b............... 4 S.Smith rf.............. 4 Jo.Lopez 3b ........... 3 Lindstrom p........... 0 R.Betancourt p ...... 0 Spilborghs ph ........ 0 Street p ................. 0 Iannetta c .............. 4 Rogers p ................ 2 Wigginton 3b ........ 2 TOTALS 33 CHICAGO AB Fukudome rf.......... 5 Barney 2b .............. 5 S.Castro ss ............ 5 Je.Baker 3b ........... 4 C.Pena 1b .............. 4 Byrd cf ................... 4 A.Soriano lf ........... 3 Soto c .................... 3 Garza p .................. 2 Re.Johnson ph....... 0 Samardzija p ......... 0 DeWitt ph.............. 1 Mateo p ................. 0 TOTALS 36 R 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 R 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 H BI BB SO AVG 1 0 1 2 .282 0 0 0 0 .310 0 1 0 2 .217 0 0 0 0 .317 1 0 0 1 .310 1 0 0 2 .303 0 1 0 0 .153 0 0 0 0 --0 0 0 0 --0 0 1 0 .175 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 2 .170 1 0 0 0 .222 0 0 0 2 .196 4 2 2 11 H BI BB SO AVG 5 0 0 0 .478 1 2 0 0 .320 0 0 0 0 .357 3 0 1 1 .400 0 0 1 2 .169 2 0 1 0 .293 0 1 0 0 .235 0 0 1 1 .239 0 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 .381 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1 .235 0 0 0 0 --11 3 4 6

BLUE JAYS 6, RANGERS 4

NATIONALS ON DECK
vs. Mets Today, 7:05 (MASN2) Wed., 7:05 (MASN2) Thursday, 7:05 (MASN) vs. Giants Friday, 7:05 (MASN) Saturday, 4:05 (MASN) Sunday, 1:35 (Ch. 50, MASN) May 2, 7:05 (MASN) at Phillies May 3, 7:05 (MASN) May 4, 7:05 (MASN) May 5, 7:05 (MASN)

TODAYS AL GAMES
RED SOX AT ORIOLES, 7:05 W-L ERA TEAM

Buchholz (R) Britton (L) Hernandez (R) Coke (L) Hochevar (R) Masterson (R) Floyd (R) Nova (R) Litsch (R) Harrison (L)
RAYS AT TWINS, 8:10

1-2 3-1 2-2 1-3 2-2 4-0 2-1 1-2 1-1 3-1 2-2 1-3 1-1 1-1

5.31 3.16 3.37 2.75 5.12 1.71 4.00 7.63 3.63 1.88 2.73 7.40 2.10 3.50

1-3 3-1 3-2 1-2 3-2 4-0 2-2 2-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 1-3 1-3 1-2

MARINERS AT TIGERS, 7:05

ROYALS AT INDIANS, 7:05

WHITE SOX AT YANKEES, 7:05

BLUE JAYS AT RANGERS, 8:05

Davis (R) Liriano (L) McCarthy (R) Chatwood (R)

ATHLETICS AT ANGELS, 10:05

AL SCORES
MONDAYS RESULTS

White Sox 2 at Yankees 0 Blue Jays 6 at Rangers 4 Athletics at Angels, Late


SUNDAYS RESULTS

Yankees 6, at Orioles 3, 11 innings at Tigers 3, White Sox 0 Rays 2, at Blue Jays 0 at Twins 4, Indians 3 at Rangers 8, Royals 7 Red Sox 7, at Angels 0 Athletics 5, at Mariners 2

NL LEADERS
Entering Mondays games

ERA
Johnson, Fla ........... 1.06 Moseley, SD ........... 1.40 Garcia, StL .............. 1.44 Oswalt, Phl ............. 1.88 Harang, SD ............. 1.88 Lohse, StL .............. 2.01 McClellan, StL ........ 2.16 Narveson, Mil ......... 2.19 Halladay, Phl .......... 2.41 Wolf, Mil ................ 2.64

STRIKEOUTS
Halladay, Phl ............. 39 Lincecum, SF ............. 38 Kershaw, LA .............. 36 Garza, Chi .................. 34 Johnson, Fla .............. 33 J. Sanchez, SF ........... 33

COMPLETE GAMES
Halladay, Phl ............... 1 Garland, LA .................. 1 Lohse, StL ................... 1 Lee, Phl ........................ 1 Chacin, Col ................... 1 Correia, Pit .................. 1 A. Sanchez, Fla ............ 1 Gallardo, Mil ................ 1 Garcia, StL ................... 1 Morton, Pit .................. 1

start and kind of flattened out, Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman said. Maholm started making some pitches, and we didnt get it done. The Nationals (10-11) had the upper hand early when they struck in the first inning before a band of heavy showers began pelting the park, prompting fans to flee for cover. The game went on, though, and Washington had Maholm on his heels, starting with shortstop Ian Desmonds single to center while batting from the No. 2 spot. Right fielder Jayson Werth followed with a double that sailed over the head of right fielder Matt Diaz and bounced off the scoreboard for his first hit of the season against a left-hander. Desmond, meantime, stopped at third. First baseman Adam LaRoche then laced Maholms first-pitch slider to center, scoring both runners. In the fourth, Lannan issued a one-out walk to Jose Tabata and a two-out single to Neil Walker. That hit wound up in Werths glove and shouldnt have caused any more damage, but catcher Wilson Ramos was unable to handle the one-bounce throw to the left of the plate that was scored as a throwing error on Werth. The ball rolled to just in front of the Pirates dugout, where Lannan picked it up, but not before Tabata came home and Walker ended up on third. Thats when, one pitch into an at-bat against Steve Pearce, the most soaking rain of the night forced a stoppage in play that lasted 21 minutes. When play resumed, Lannan walked Pearce to put runners on the corners, and Brandon Wood drove a change-up to right-center field to clear the bases to give Pittsburgh (10-12) the lead for good, 3-2. Wood came home from second one batter later on Snyders sharp single to left, and Lannan finally got out of the inning by securing Cedenos hard comebacker and throwing to LaRo-

Corey Patterson and Jose Bautista homered on consecutive pitches, tough-luck starter Kyle Drabek finally got another victory and Toronto beat AL West-leading Texas. Pattersons three-run shot off Colby Lewis with two outs in the fifth was followed by Bautistas 405-foot blast to left.
TORONTO AB Y.Escobar ss.......... 5 C.Patterson cf ....... 4 Bautista rf............. 2 Lind 1b................... 3 J.Rivera dh ............ 3 J.Molina c .............. 4 Snider lf................. 3 Jo.McDonald 2b..... 4 Woodward 3b........ 4 TOTALS 32 TEXAS AB Kinsler 2b .............. 3 Andrus ss .............. 4 Mi.Young dh .......... 4 A.Beltre 3b ............ 4 N.Cruz rf-lf ............ 3 Dav.Murphy lf-cf... 4 Torrealba c ............ 4 Moreland 1b-rf...... 4 Borbon cf............... 2 Napoli ph-1b.......... 1 TOTALS 33 R 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 6 R 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 H BI BB SO AVG 2 0 0 1 .286 2 3 0 0 .222 1 1 2 0 .364 1 0 1 0 .235 1 2 1 0 .148 0 0 0 0 .313 1 0 1 1 .173 1 0 0 0 .268 0 0 0 2 .000 9 6 5 4 H BI BB SO AVG 1 1 1 0 .232 1 0 0 0 .227 2 1 0 0 .363 0 0 0 0 .259 1 1 1 1 .250 0 0 0 1 .273 2 1 0 1 .258 0 0 0 0 .279 1 0 0 0 .227 0 0 0 0 .303 8 4 2 3

E: Werth (2), Desmond (7). LOB: Washington 5, Pittsburgh 5. 2B: Werth (5), Br.Wood (1). RBI: Ad.LaRoche 2 (10), Br.Wood 2 (2), Snyder (7). DP: Washington 1 (Desmond, Espinosa, Ad.LaRoche); Pittsburgh 1 (Maholm, Cedeno, Pearce). WASHINGTON IP Lannan ..........................5.2 Coffey ...........................0.2 Gaudin...........................0.2 S.Burnett .........................1 PITTSBURGH IP Maholm............................7 Meek ................................1 Hanrahan .........................1 H 5 1 0 0 H 4 0 1 R ER BB SO 4 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R ER BB SO 2 2 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 NP 99 22 13 12 NP 99 8 17 ERA 4.05 5.40 6.48 2.89 ERA 3.90 4.50 2.45

WP: Maholm (1-3); LP: Lannan (2-2); S: Hanrahan (6). Inherited runners-scored: Coffey 2-0, Gaudin 2-0. T: 2:37 (Rain delay: 0:21). A: 12,457 (38,362).

HOW THEY SCORED


NATIONALS FIRST Espinosa grounded out, shortstop Cedeno to first baseman Pearce. Desmond singled to center. Werth doubled to right, Desmond to third. Ad.LaRoche singled to center, Desmond scored, Werth scored. Morse struck out. W.Ramos struck out. Nationals 2, Pirates 0 PIRATES FOURTH A.McCutchen grounded out, shortstop Desmond to first baseman Ad.LaRoche. Tabata walked on a full count. Diaz grounded out to first baseman Ad.LaRoche, Tabata to second. Walker singled to right, Tabata to third. On Werths error, Tabata scored, Walker to third. Pearce walked on a full count. Br.Wood doubled to center, Walker scored, Pearce scored. Snyder singled to left, Br.Wood scored. Cedeno grounded out, pitcher Lannan to first baseman Ad.LaRoche. Pirates 4, Nationals 2

che. Doesnt matter the circumstance, Lannan said of the delay. Youve just got to make pitches, and I

was just up in the zone, and it hurt. Lannan (52/3 innings, 5 hits, 4 runs) was unable to get out of the sixth, though a questionable call and the defense behind him were partly to blame. After getting Diaz to fly out to right to lead off the inning, Walker singled to left on a sizzling grounder between third and short. Lannan soon after threw to first with Walker leaning the wrong way, and LaRoche appeared to tag out the runner well before he got back to the base. First base umpire Alan Porter didnt agree, ruling Walker safe despite protests from LaRoche and Riggleman, who came onto the field to dispute the call. One batter later, Wood grounded to short but was safe when Desmond lost the ball while trying to make the throw to first. Lannan exited after that batter, and reliever Todd Coffey fanned Snyder to end the frame. The Nationals threatened to spoil the win for Maholm (7 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs and 8 strikeouts) in the ninth by putting runners on first and third with two out, but closer Joel Hanrahan got pinch-hitter Rick Ankiel to strike out looking for his sixth save. Youve just got to keep grinding and keep battling, said Jerry Hairston, who started in center to give Ankiel some rest. We feel were a good team. If we keep working hard, things will turn around.
wangg@washpost.com

COLORADO ........030 020 000 5 4 0 CHICAGO ............300 000 000 3 11 4 E: Garza (1), S.Castro 3 (7). LOB: Colorado 4, Chicago 12. 2B: Je.Baker (4). 3B: Fowler (1). HR: Barney (1), off Rogers. COLORADO IP Rogers..................5.1 Lindstrom ............1.2 R.Betancourt ..........1 Street......................1 CHICAGO IP Garza.......................6 Samardzija..............2 Mateo......................1 H 8 1 1 1 H 3 1 0 R 3 0 0 0 R 5 0 0 ER BB SO 3 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 ER BB SO 1 1 7 0 0 2 0 1 2 ERA 6.33 0.93 2.61 1.88 ERA 4.11 3.14 6.97

TORONTO...........000 060 000 6 9 0 TEXAS ................000 012 001 4 8 0 LOB: Toronto 4, Texas 4. 2B: Kinsler (5), Mi.Young 2 (11). 3B: Jo.McDonald (1). HR: C.Patterson (2), off C.Lewis; Bautista (8), off C.Lewis; J.Rivera (1), off C.Lewis; Torrealba (3), off Drabek; N.Cruz (6), off Rauch. TORONTO IP Drabek.....................6 Rzepczynski .........0.2 Frasor...................1.1 Rauch ......................1 TEXAS IP C.Lewis ...................5 Bush ........................3 Strop .......................1 H 5 1 1 1 H 7 2 0 R 3 0 0 1 R 6 0 0 ER BB SO 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 ER BB SO 6 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 ERA 3.30 3.38 2.61 2.79 ERA 6.95 1.13 1.42

WP: Rogers (3-1); LP: Garza (0-3); S: Street (8). Inherited runners-scored: Lindstrom 2-0. HBP: by Rogers (Re.Johnson). T: 3:12. A: 37,417 (41,159).

WP: Drabek (2-0); LP: C.Lewis (1-3); S: Rauch (4). Inherited runners-scored: Frasor 1-0. T: 2:49. A: 22,915 (49,170).

CARDINALS 3, REDS 0

Late Sunday Jake Westbrook threw six innings of three-hit ball in his first career start on three days rest and Yadier Molina hit a three-run homer. St. Louis took two of three and broke a tie with Cincinnati for first place in the NL Central.
CINCINNATI AB Stubbs cf ............... 4 Phillips 2b.............. 4 Votto 1b ................ 2 Gomes lf ................ 3 Bruce rf ................. 4 Cairo 3b ................. 3 Hanigan c .............. 3 Janish ss ............... 3 Volquez p............... 2 Heisey ph .............. 1 TOTALS 29 ST. LOUIS AB Theriot ss .............. 3 Rasmus cf ............. 4 Pujols 1b................ 4 E.Sanchez p ........... 0 M.Boggs p ............. 0 Holliday lf.............. 4 Berkman rf-1b....... 3 Descalso 3b ........... 3 Y.Molina c ............. 4 Punto 2b ................ 2 Westbrook p.......... 2 Freese ph............... 1 Salas p................... 0 Jay rf ..................... 0 TOTALS 30 R 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 H BI BB SO AVG 0 0 0 1 .256 2 0 0 0 .342 1 0 2 0 .395 0 0 1 1 .212 0 0 0 2 .234 1 0 0 2 .289 0 0 0 0 .220 0 0 0 1 .277 0 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 1 .258 4 0 3 10 H BI BB SO AVG 1 0 1 0 .311 0 0 0 3 .333 1 0 0 1 .250 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 1 .400 2 0 1 0 .377 0 0 1 2 .194 2 3 0 1 .277 0 0 1 0 .100 0 0 0 0 .182 0 0 0 0 .343 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .227 7 3 4 8

WHITE SOX 2, YANKEES 0

WINS
Harang, SD ............... 4-0 14 tied ......................... 3

Phil Humber held New York hitless until Alex Rodriguez grounded a single up the middle with one out in the seventh inning and Chicago made the effort stand up to win for just the second time in 12 games. The White Sox snapped a 23-inning scoreless drought in the fourth when Carlos Quentin doubled and scored on Adam Dunns grounder, and added a run in the ninth after a popup fell behind the mound, in front of SS Derek Jeter.
CHICAGO AB Pierre lf ................. 4 Al.Ramirez ss........ 4 Quentin rf.............. 4 Lillibridge pr-rf...... 0 Konerko 1b ............ 3 A.Dunn dh ............. 2 Rios cf ................... 4 Pierzynski c ........... 3 Beckham 2b........... 3 Morel 3b ................ 3 TOTALS 30 NEW YORK AB Jeter ss ................. 4 Granderson cf........ 3 Teixeira 1b ............ 3 Al.Rodriguez 3b..... 4 Cano 2b.................. 3 Swisher rf ............. 2 Posada dh.............. 3 Martin c................. 3 Gardner lf .............. 2 An.Jones ph .......... 0 Chavez ph .............. 1 E.Nunez pr-lf......... 0 TOTALS 28 R 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 R 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 H BI BB SO AVG 0 0 0 0 .266 1 0 0 0 .235 1 0 0 0 .291 0 0 0 0 .333 1 1 1 0 .314 1 1 2 0 .158 1 0 0 0 .165 0 0 0 1 .264 0 0 0 1 .200 0 0 0 0 .206 5 2 3 2 H BI BB SO AVG 0 0 0 0 .244 1 0 1 0 .294 0 0 1 1 .261 1 0 0 2 .346 0 0 0 1 .304 0 0 0 0 .227 0 0 0 1 .145 0 0 0 2 .311 0 0 0 0 .136 0 0 0 0 .250 1 0 0 0 .421 0 0 0 0 .000 3 0 2 7

SAVES
Street, Col ................... 7 Nunez, Fla ................... 6 Kimbrel, Atl ................. 6 Putz, Ari ...................... 5 Bell, SD ........................ 5 Wilson, SF ................... 5 Marmol, Chi ................. 5 Hanrahan, Pit .............. 5 Contreras, Phl ............. 5

Nationals Journal
6
Excerpts from washingtonpost.com/nationalsjournal
As pitcher John Lannan, the starter on normal rest because of Fridays postponement, blurted out: Why arent we playing in the afternoon? It was roughly 3:45 p.m. when he asked, and had the game in fact started in the afternoon under clear skies, with temperatures in the 70s it may well have been near its completion. Instead, as players took batting practice about an hour before first pitch, the skies began to darken as ominous clouds moved over the ballpark. Lyle Overbay on first after a single, Marquis wound up and tripped. On the first pitch he threw to Walker, Marquis unfurled a pitch utterly unique to his career. He had wanted to throw a change-up, but what came out of his hand looked like a Wiffle ball pitch. Walker watched the 55-mph toss nestle into Ivan Rodriguezs mitt for a strike. As Marquis slipped, he realized if he didnt throw the ball, he would be called for a balk. The whole thought process was just throw the ball, Marquis said. Because I know if it crosses home plate, whether its on the ground or in the air, it counts as a pitch. I didnt want the runner to advance. He didnt realize, of course, how effective it would be. Maybe Ill try to work on that, he said.
Gene Wang and Adam Kilgore

SHUTOUTS
Lohse, StL ................... 1 Lee, Phl ........................ 1 Chacin, Col ................... 1 Garcia, StL ................... 1 Gallardo, Mil ................ 1

Instead of an off day, another on the road


The Nationals could have been enjoying a leisurely afternoon back home Monday, but instead the club is spending yet another evening in Pittsburgh playing the Pirates and a seventh consecutive day on the road. On Friday, rain postponed the first in this three-game series at PNC Park, and with Monday originally scheduled off for both clubs, pushing the game back made sense. What didnt sit so well in the clubhouse was the choice of starting time. Rather than playing during the day and giving the Nationals some extra time to get back to the District, the 7:05 p.m. start means the team wont be home until the wee hours before having to start a series against the New York Mets.

AL LEADERS
Entering Mondays Games

ERA
Weaver, LA ............. 1.23 Haren, LA ............... 1.46 Anderson, Oak ........ 1.56 Masterson, Cle ....... 1.71 Pineda, Sea ............. 1.78 Gonzalez, Oak ......... 1.80 Harrison, Tex .......... 1.88 Beckett, Bos ........... 1.93 McCarthy, Oak ........ 2.10 Ogando, Tex ........... 2.13

STRIKEOUTS
Weaver, LA ................ 39 Verlander, Det ........... 35 Romero, Tor ............... 34 Danks, Chi ................. 33 Haren, LA .................. 33 Wilson, Tex ............... 31 Hernandez, Sea ......... 31

CINCINNATI .......000 000 000 0 4 0 ST. LOUIS ...........000 003 00X 3 7 0 LOB: Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 7. 2B: Phillips 2 (5), Votto (6), Holliday (6), Berkman (6). HR: Y.Molina (1), off Volquez. CINCINNATI IP Volquez ................5.2 Masset .................1.1 Chapman .................1 ST. LOUIS IP Westbrook ..............6 Salas .......................1 E.Sanchez ...............1 M.Boggs..................1 H 6 0 1 H 3 0 0 1 R 3 0 0 R 0 0 0 0 ER BB SO 3 3 7 0 0 1 0 1 0 ER BB SO 0 3 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 ERA 6.35 5.40 0.00 ERA 7.40 1.50 0.00 1.46

COMPLETE GAMES
Shields, TB .................. 2 McCarthy, Oak ............. 1 Haren, LA .................... 1 Fister, Sea ................... 1 Verlander, Det ............. 1 Weaver, LA .................. 1 Romero, Tor ................. 1 Anderson, Oak ............. 1 Chen, KC ...................... 1 Hernandez, Sea ........... 1

CHICAGO ............000 100 001 2 5 0 NEW YORK.........000 000 000 0 3 0 LOB: Chicago 4, New York 4. 2B: Quentin (12). CHICAGO IP Humber ...................7 Sale ......................0.2 S.Santos ..............1.1 H 1 0 2 R 0 0 0 ER BB SO 0 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 1 ERA 3.20 5.79 0.00

WINS
Weaver, LA .............. 5-0 Scherzer, Det ........... 4-0 Masterson, Cle ......... 4-0 Haren, LA ................. 4-1 11 tied ......................... 3

Marquis grinds through


Jason Marquis had to grind his way through his start on Sunday. At no point in the game did he have to adapt more than when, in the fifth inning, with Neil Walker batting and

SAVES
Rivera, NY ................... 7 Fuentes, Oak ............... 6 C. Perez, Cle ................. 6 Soria, KC ...................... 5 Papelbon, Bos .............. 5

SHUTOUTS
Haren, LA .................... 1 Shields, TB .................. 1

WP: Westbrook (2-2); LP: Volquez (2-1); S: M.Boggs (3). Inherited runners-scored: Masset 1-0. IBB: off Volquez (Berkman), off Westbrook (Votto). T: 2:52. A: 38,201 (43,975).

NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO ERA A.J.Burnett .............8 3 1 1 2 2 3.52 R.Soriano ................1 2 1 1 1 0 6.75 WP: Humber (2-2); LP: A.J.Burnett (3-1); S: S.Santos (1). HBP: by Humber (Swisher). T: 2:41. A: 40,506 (50,291).

Victory123 TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011


SCOREBOARD TRANSACTIONS
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Commissioner's Office: Named J. Thomas Schieffer monitor for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Arizona Diamondbacks: Selected the contract of INF Josh Wilson from Reno (PCL). Placed INF Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 22. Los Angeles Dodgers: Activated C Dioner Navarro from the 15-day DL. Optioned C A.J. Ellis to Albuquerque (PCL). Philadelphia Phillies: Placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 22. Selected the contract of RHP Michael Stutes from Lehigh Valley (IL). Promoted RHP Chance Chapman from Reading (EL) to Lehigh Valley and RHP Jordan Ellis from Clearwater (FSL) to Reading. San Diego Padres: Recalled RHP Evan Scribner from Tucson (PCL). Optioned LHP Wade LeBlanc to Tucson.

KLMNO
HIGH SCHOOLS NBA PLAYOFFS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Best-of-seven; x-if necessary

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PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL

(1) CHICAGO LEADS (8) INDIANA, 3-1


Game 1: at Chicago 104, Indiana 99 Game 2: at Chicago 96, Indiana 90 Game 3: Chicago 88, at Indiana 84 Game 4: atIndiana 89, Chicago 84 Tuesday: Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Thursday: Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. x-Saturday: Indiana at Chicago, TBD

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(2) MIAMI LEADS (7) PHILADELPHIA, 3-1


Game 1: at Miami 97, Philadelphia 89 Game 2: at Miami 94, Philadelphia 73 Game 3: Miami 100, at Philadelphia 94 Game 4: at Philadelphia 86, Miami 82 Wednesday: Philadelphia at Miami, 7 or 8 p.m. x-Friday: Miami at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. x-Sunday: Philadelphia at Miami, TBD

WINTER SPORTS

U.S. Bobsled And Skeleton Federation: Announced womens interim bobsled coach Dave Owens will step down June 30.

COLLEGES

California: Named Lindsay Gottlieb womens basketball coach. Florida: Named Matt McCall mens assistant basketball coach. Penn State: Named Guy Gadowsky mens hockey coach. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: Named Marty Gross mens associate head basketball coach.

SOCCER
MLS
EASTERN W New York .................... 3 Philadelphia ................ 3 Houston ...................... 2 Columbus .................... 2 New England .............. 2 D.C. United .................. 2 Toronto FC .................. 1 Chicago ....................... 1 Kansas City ................ 1 WESTERN W Los Angeles ................ 4 Real Salt Lake ............ 4 Seattle ........................ 2 Colorado ..................... 3 Portland ...................... 2 Dallas .......................... 2 Chivas USA ................. 1 Vancouver .................. 1 San Jose ..................... 1 L 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 3 3 L 1 0 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 T 2 1 3 3 3 1 4 2 1 T 3 0 3 0 1 1 3 3 2 Pts 11 10 9 9 9 7 7 5 4 Pts 15 12 9 9 7 7 6 6 5 GF 9 4 7 5 8 9 7 9 10 GF 10 8 7 8 9 8 5 10 6 GA 2 2 5 4 9 12 10 12 12 GA 7 1 7 7 13 9 6 12 9

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THE TOP 10
BASEBALL
The regions top teams keep winning, while two new teams make their season debut in the rankings, Reservoir and Osbourn Park. St. Johns welcomed top pitcher Nick Howard back to the mound Saturday and he threw a five-hitter in his first start in three weeks for a 2-1 victory over DeMatha.

(3) BOSTON DEFEATS (6) NEW YORK, 4-0


Game 1: at Boston 87, New York 85 Game 2: at Boston 96, New York 93 Game 3: Boston 113, at New York 96 Game 4: Boston 101, at New York 89

(5) ATLANTA LEADS (4) ORLANDO 3-1


Game 1: Atlanta 103, at Orlando 93 Game 2: at Orlando 88, Atlanta 82 Game 3: at Atlanta 88, Orlando 84 Game 4: at Atlanta 88, Orlando 85 Tuesday: Atlanta at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. x-Thursday: Orlando at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday: Atlanta at Orlando, TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Best-of-seven; x-if necessary

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South County Sherwood Lake Braddock W.T. Woodson Westfield Chesapeake OConnell Reservoir St. Johns Osbourn Park

(12-0) (13-0) (11-2) (11-1) (11-1) (10-1) (15-4) (12-0) (13-6) (11-1)

(8) MEMPHIS LEADS (1) SAN ANTONIO, 3-1


Game 1: Memphis 101, at San Antonio 98 Game 2: at San Antonio 93, Memphis 87 Game 3: at Memphis 91, San Antonio 88 Monday: at Memphis 104, San Antonio 86 Wednesday: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday: San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. x-Sunday: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD

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San Antonios Tony Parker loses the ball while defended by Marc Gasol, left, and Tony Allen.

(2) L.A. LAKERS AND (7) NEW ORLEANS TIED 2-2


Game 1: New Orleans 109, at L.A. Lakers 100 Game 2: at L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78 Game 3: L.A. Lakers 100, at New Orleans 86 Game 4: at New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88 Tuesday: New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday: L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. x-Saturday: New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, TBD

Records through Sunday

Memphis defies its seed


Grizzlies are one game away from knocking off top-seeded Spurs
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FRIDAYS GAME
D.C. United at Houston, 8:30

THE TOP 10
SOFTBALL
The Virginia AAA Northern Region is as confusing as ever. Westfield beat McLean, which has beaten Stone Bridge, which has beaten Madison. Stone Bridge hosts Westfield Saturday. . . . The top five Montgomery County teams Blair, Blake, Damascus, Poolesville and Sherwood (a combined 46-4) play each other five times over the next two weeks.

(3) DALLAS LEADS (6) PORTLAND 3-2


Game 1: at Dallas 89, Portland 81 Game 2: at Dallas 101, Portland 89 Game 3: at Portland 97, Dallas 92 Game 4: at Portland 84, Dallas 82 Monday: at Dallas 93, Portland 82 Thursday: Dallas at Portland, 10 p.m. x-Saturday: Portland at Dallas, TBD

SATURDAYS GAMES
San Jose at Philadelphia, 4 Sporting Kansas City at New York, 7:30 Vancouver at Columbus, 7:30 Chicago at Colorado, 9 Toronto FC at Seattle FC, 10 Real Salt Lake at Portland, 10:30 New England at Chivas USA, 10:30

FOOTBALL
NFL DRAFT
IN NEW YORK; THURSDAY-SATURDAY FIRST-ROUND DRAFT ORDER
TEAM ......................................... 2010 W-L 2010 WIN PCT. 1. Carolina ...........................................2-14 .125 2. Denver.............................................4-12 .250 3. Buffalo ............................................4-12 .250 4. Cincinnati ........................................4-12 .250 5. Arizona............................................5-11 .313 6. Cleveland.........................................5-11 .313 7. San Francisco ..................................6-10 .375 8. Tennessee .......................................6-10 .375 9. Dallas ..............................................6-10 .375 10. Washington ..................................6-10 .375 11. Houston.........................................6-10 .375 12. Minnesota .....................................6-10 .375 13. Detroit...........................................6-10 .375 14. St. Louis ..........................................7-9 .438 15. Miami ..............................................7-9 .438 16. Jacksonville.....................................8-8 .500 17. New England (via Oak.) ..................8-8 .500 18. San Diego ........................................9-7 .563 19. N.Y. Giants ....................................10-6 .625 20. Tampa Bay ....................................10-6 .625 21. Kansas City ...................................10-6 .625 22. Indianapolis...................................10-6 .625 23. Philadelphia ..................................10-6 .625 24. New Orleans .................................11-5 .688 25. Seattle ............................................7-9 .438 26. Baltimore ......................................12-4 .750 27. Atlanta ..........................................13-3 .813 28. New England .................................14-2 .875 29. Chicago..........................................11-5 .688 30. N.Y. Jets........................................11-5 .688 31. Pittsburgh .....................................12-4 .750 32. Green Bay......................................10-6 .625

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Northern Chesapeake Battlefield O'Connell Westfield McLean Stone Bridge Spalding Woodgrove Urbana

(10-0) (11-0) (10-1) (14-1) (5-2) (9-2) (8-1) (4-2) (12-0) (10-0)

(4) OKLAHOMA CITY LEADS (5) DENVER, 3-0


Game 1: at Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103 Game 2: at Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89 Game 3: Oklahoma City 97, at Denver 94 Monday: Oklahoma City at Denver, Late x-Wednesday: Denver at Oklahoma City, 8 or 9:30 p.m. x-Friday: Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:30 p.m. x-Sunday: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD

T ERESA M . W ALKER

memphis Mike Conley had 15

GRIZZLIES 104, SPURS 86


SAN ANTONIO ................... 26 MEMPHIS ........................... 21 SAN ANTONIO Jefferson Duncan McDyess Parker Ginobili Hill Bonner Splitter Neal Green Blair Novak TOTALS 24 27 15 30 21 86 26 104

Records through Sunday

MONDAYS RESULTS
BASEBALL
MARYLAND Linganore 14, Liberty (Md.) 4 (5) VIRGINIA Chantilly 9, Centreville 1 Herndon 9, Westfield 4 Madison 4, Marshall 0 Mountain View 9, Stonewall Jackson 6 PRIVATE DeMatha 4, McNamara 1 Flint Hill 15, St. Andrew's 1 (5) O'Connell 9, St. John's 5 Paul VI Catholic 4, Gonzaga 3 Potomac School 13, Georgetown Day 3 (6) Riverdale Baptist 7, Annapolis Area Christian 6 Riverdale Baptist 9, Annapolis Area Christian 1 Seton (Va.) 22, Foxcroft 7 Spalding 11, McDonogh 7 The Heights 18, Spencerville Adventist 2 (5)

MIN FG FT O-T A PF PTS 26:47 0-4 0-0 0-4 2 3 0 29:23 3-7 0-0 0-7 2 2 6 19:21 2-5 0-1 1-4 1 3 4 32:10 9-12 4-4 0-3 1 0 23 29:28 5-13 2-2 0-2 4 1 14 29:05 4-7 1-2 0-1 2 2 10 16:28 2-4 0-0 1-2 0 2 4 21:32 5-9 0-1 6-9 0 2 10 18:37 3-6 4-4 0-2 2 0 11 5:43 1-4 0-0 0-1 2 0 2 5:43 1-4 0-0 1-1 0 1 2 5:43 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 240 35-75 11-14 9-37 16 16 86

Percentages: FG .467, FT .786. 3-Point Goals: 5-18, .278 (Ginobili 2-6, Neal 1-2, Parker 1-2, Hill 1-3, Jefferson 0-1, Bonner 0-2, Green 0-2). Team Rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 17 (20 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Blair, Duncan, Green, Jefferson). Turnovers: 17 (Parker 7, Duncan 2, Ginobili 2, Hill 2, Bonner, Green, McDyess, Splitter). Steals: 6 (Ginobili 2, Green, Hill, Jefferson, Parker). Technical Fouls: McDyess, 3:41 second. MEMPHIS Young Randolph Gasol Conley Allen Battier Mayo Arthur Haddadi Vasquez Smith Powe TOTALS MIN FG FT O-T A PF PTS 20:46 3-7 2-4 0-3 0 0 8 31:17 3-7 5-5 1-9 3 4 11 35:21 3-5 3-4 5-9 3 1 9 36:56 6-15 2-2 0-2 7 3 15 27:01 5-10 2-2 1-3 2 2 12 24:55 3-5 2-2 0-4 1 1 9 18:36 4-10 1-2 0-2 1 4 11 17:07 7-10 0-0 1-2 1 0 14 9:06 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 3 0 12:37 4-4 0-0 0-2 3 0 9 3:09 2-2 0-0 0-1 1 1 4 3:09 1-5 0-0 1-1 0 0 2 240 41-81 17-21 9-39 22 19 104

BOYS' LACROSSE
MARYLAND Leonardtown 23, Westlake 1 VIRGINIA Dominion 15, George Mason 5 Woodgrove 16, Tuscarora (Va.) 3

BOYS' SOCCER
VIRGINIA Falls Church 2, Edison 1 Lake Braddock 4, Lee 1 Robinson 1, W.T. Woodson 0

TENNIS
ATP WORLD TOUR
BMW OPEN
At MTTC Iphitos; In Munich Purse: $655,060 (WT250); Surface: Clay-Outdoor

BOYS' TENNIS
VIRGINIA Chantilly 5, Centreville 4 Jefferson 8, South Lakes 1 Thomas Johnson 4, Linganore 1 Washington-Lee 5, Stuart 4

Percentages: FG .506, FT .810. 3-Point Goals: 5-12, .417 (Mayo 2-3, Vasquez 1-1, Conley 1-2, Battier 1-3, Allen 0-1, Randolph 0-1, Young 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 9 (6 PTS). Blocked Shots: 3 (Gasol 2, Arthur). Turnovers: 8 (Randolph 3, Vasquez 2, Battier, Conley, Gasol). Steals: 8 (Allen 3, Battier 2, Randolph 2, Mayo). Technical Fouls: None. A: 18,119 (18,119). T: 2:19.

points and seven assists to help the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies rout the San Antonio Spurs, 104-86, on Monday night and grab a commanding 3-1 lead in their opening series. The Grizzlies already had made franchise history by winning their first playoff game in Game 1 and added their first playoff win at home. Now they are a game away from becoming the second eighth seed to knock off a No. 1 seed since the NBA expanded to a best-of-seven series and join the 2007 Golden State Warriors. Game 5 is Wednesday in San Antonio. Darrell Arthur added 14 points off the bench for Memphis. Tony Allen had 12, Zach Randolph and O.J. Mayo 11 apiece. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 23 points, but he also had seven turnovers. Manu Ginobili had 14, Gary Neal 11, and George Hill and Tiago Splitter 10 each. Splitter, a rookie from Brazil, had not played previously in this series. Tim Duncan had six points on

his 35th birthday. These are the same Spurs that won 61 games in the regular season. They opened up very energetic, shooting well and even had their first halftime lead in this series. They finished the game with their starters on the bench for the final 5 minutes 43 seconds, and now the Spurs will be trying to avoid their second 4-1 opening series loss in three seasons. The first three games had been tight with Memphis winning by no more than three points. The Spurs won Game 2 by six. This time it was a rout once the Grizzlies took control by outscoring the Spurs, 30-15, in the third quarter for the first time in this series after trailing at the half for the first time in the four games. Memphis opened the second half with a 14-0 run with Gasols two free throws at 11:04 putting the Grizzlies ahead to stay at 52-50. Sam Youngs dunk capped the run at 7:41 of the third for a 62-50 lead. The Spurs, who shot 55.3 percent in the first half, missed their first five shots and were 6 of 15 from the floor. They also had seven turnovers in the quarter. The Grizzlies had every fan up and waving the rally towels handed out, cranking up the noise with every Spurs missed shot or mistake. Arthur ended the quarter by hitting a pair of

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jumpers to put Memphis up 7865 at the end of the third. When Arthur dunked at 10:13 of the fourth putting Memphis up 83-67, Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich took a timeout. It didnt help as Arthur hit a shot at 8:51 pushing the lead to 85-67. The Grizzlies went up 94-74 on a three by Shane Battier who was wide open in the right corner with 5:43 left. The celebration began in earnest in Memphis. Memphis already had become only the seventh No. 8 seed to go up 2-1 in the NBA playoffs since the league expanded the postseason to 16 teams in 1983-84, and the Grizzlies are just the third team to do it since the first round expanded to best-of-seven for the 2003 playoffs. The Grizzlies had another electric crowd, just their sixth sellout of the season, and fans buzzed with a sense of expectation instead of mere hope for a win that surrounded this team when the Spurs swept them out of the playoffs in their first postseason trip in 2004. San Antonio led 26-21 after 12 minutes, the first time in this series the Spurs had outscored Memphis in the first quarter.
Associated Press

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

SINGLES FIRST ROUND


Mikhail Youzhny (1), Russia, def. Matthias Bachinger, Germany, 7-5, 6-2; Sergiy Stakhovsky (6), Ukraine, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 5-1, retired; Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, def. Robert Kendrick, United States, 6-4, 6-4; Marcos Baghdatis (4), Cyprus, def. Julien Benneteau, France, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.

GIRLS' LACROSSE
VIRGINIA Freedom-South Riding 16, Briar Woods 15 (OT) George Mason 11, Dominion 10 Woodgrove 27, Tuscarora (Va.) 2

MAVERICKS 93, BLAZERS 82

Hobbs is out as coach at GW


hobbs from D1 the next mens basketball coach. Hobbs called a team meeting after he met with Nero and told the players he wouldnt coach the team next season, according to sources who did not wish to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the situation. It has been an honor to serve as head coach of the George Washington Universitys mens basketball team, Hobbs said in a statement released by the school. I am proud of what we achieved here and am grateful to have had the chancetoworkwithandguidethe development and accomplishments of so many outstanding student-athletes. I thank the university, particularly President [Stephen] Trachtenberg and President [Steven] Knapp, for its support and wish the Colonials great success in the future. Hobbs, 49, had one year left on his contract after signing an extension in September 2007. His departure appears to have been a surprise to him. Earlier Monday afternoon, Hobbs said on Twitter: Trying to get next years schedule finalized. Looks like summer came early in DC! Its hot Hobbs coached 10 seasons at George Washington, compiling a 166-129 record. He guided the Colonials to three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances from 2004 to 2006, the first GW coach to accomplish that feat. But the Colonials have fallen on hard times since then. In the past four seasons, GW finished with a winning record in the Atlantic 10 Conference just once this past season, when it went 10-6. In that time, the Colonials home attendance attendance steadily decreased, from an average of 3,403 fans in 2006-07 to 1,788 fans this past season. Even though the university recently completed a $43 million renovation to the nearly 36-year-old Smith Center, GW had the lowest average home attendance in the

DOUBLES FIRST ROUND


Daniel Brands and Florian Mayer, Germany, def. Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig, Croatia, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 tiebreak; Andreas Beck and Christopher Kas, Germany, def. Michal Mertinak, Slovakia, and Wesley Moodie (1), South Africa, 6-2, 6-4.

GIRLS' SOCCER
VIRGINIA Broad Run 3, Freedom-South Riding 1 Forest Park 4, Brentsville 2 Hayfield 2, Edison 0 Robinson 1, W.T. Woodson 0 South County 5, Herndon 1

ATP WORLD TOUR


SERBIA OPEN
At SRPC Milan Gale Muskatirovic; In Belgrade, Serbia Purse: $543,270 (WT250); Surface: Clay-Outdoor

GIRLS' TENNIS
MARYLAND Thomas Johnson 4, Linganore 1 VIRGINIA W.T. Woodson 9, West Potomac 0 Centreville 5, Chantilly 4

SINGLES FIRST ROUND


Blaz Kavcic, Slovenia, def. Tobias Kamke, Germany, 7-6 (7-0), 6-1; Mischa Zverev, Germany, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-3; Janko Tipsarevic (7), Serbia, def. Kei Nishikori, Japan, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-0).

GOLF
PRIVATES Landon 188, Episcopal 201 Georgetown Prep 179, St. Albans 254

DOUBLES FIRST ROUND


Frantisek Cermak, Czech Republic, and Filip Polasek (3), Slovakia, def. John Isner, United States, and Illya Marchenko, Ukraine, 6-4, 6-1; Marcel Granollers, Spain, and Nenad Zimonjic (1), Serbia, def. David Savic and Miljan Zekic, Serbia, 6-3, 6-2.

SOFTBALL
VIRGINIA Lake Braddock 1, Annandale 0 McLean 15, Fairfax 0 Oakton 11, South County 0 (6) Stone Bridge 16, Langley 3 W.T. Woodson 5, Centreville 4 West Potomac 19, T.C. Williams 2 PRIVATE Elizabeth Seton 10, St. Mary's Ryken 0 NONLEAGUE Paul VI Catholic 2, Wahama 1

WTA TOUR
BARCELONA OPEN
At David Lloyd Club Turo; In Barcelona Purse: $220,000 (Intl.); Surface: Clay-Outdoor

SINGLES FIRST ROUND


Roberta Vinci, Italy, def. Silvia Soler Espinosa, Spain, 6-2, 6-3; Alexandra Dulgheru (2), Romania, def. Zuzana Kucova, Slovakia, 6-1, 5-0, retired; Yaroslava Shvedova, Kazakhstan, def. Chang Kai-chen, Taiwan, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2; Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, def. Marion Bartoli (1), France, 6-4, 6-1. Jill Craybas, United States, def. Akgul Amanmuradova, Uzbekistan, 6-3, 6-3; Estrella Cabeza Candela, Spain, def. Arantxa Parra Santonja, Spain, 6-3, 7-5; Maria Elena Camerin, Italy, def. Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, 6-4, 7-5.

Holding another double-digit lead going into the fourth quarter, Dallas found a great way to protect it: The Mavericks watched Portland miss 10 straight shots. Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 25 points in the third quarter as his team avoided another late collapse to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series. The Mavericks have two days to rest before trying to close out the series on Thursday night in Portland. It wont be easy: The Trail Blazers have won all four meetings there this season. Portland actually shot better than Dallas 43 percent to 41 but the difference was on the boards. The Mavericks outrebounded the Blazers 49-37, with Dallas grabbing a whopping 20 on the offensive end. Tyson Chandler had 13 offensive rebounds. It was the most in the playoffs since Shaquille ONeal had 14 in 1991. Brandon Roy scored just five points. He was booed when he first went into the game, but fans seemed to lose interest in him.
PORTLAND ......................... 20 DALLAS .............................. 15 PORTLAND Wallace Aldridge Camby Miller Matthews Batum Roy Fernandez CJohnson Mills AJohnson Barron TOTALS 23 29 20 31 19 18 82 93

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Karl Hobbs, who appeared surprised by his ouster, compiled a 166-129 record with the Colonials, including three NCAA berths.

TUESDAYS SCHEDULE
BOYS' LACROSSE
MARYLAND Chopticon at Great Mills, 5:30 Frederick at Walkersville, 6:30 Glenelg at Wilde Lake, 5:30 Hammond at Atholton, 5:30 Huntingtown at Thomas Stone, 6:30 Lackey at La Plata, 6:30 Long Reach at Oakland Mills, 5:30 Marriotts Ridge at River Hill, 5:30 Mount Hebron at Centennial, 5:30 North Point at Northern, 6:30 Patuxent at Leonardtown, 6:30 Reservoir at Howard, 5:30 Tuscarora (Md.) at Thomas Johnson, 6:30 Urbana at Linganore, 6:30 Westlake at Calvert, 5:30 VIRGINIA Brentsville at Kettle Run, 7 Centreville at Stuart, 7:15 Fairfax at South Lakes, 7:15 Hayfield at Falls Church, 7:15 Marshall at Madison, 7:15 Mount Vernon at Yorktown, 7:15 Robinson at Oakton, 7:15 South County at West Potomac, 7:15 Stone Bridge at Jefferson, 7:15 T.C. Williams at Annandale, 7:15 W.T. Woodson at Lake Braddock, 7:15 Washington-Lee at Wakefield, 7:15 West Springfield at Lee, 7:15 PRIVATE Chapelgate Christian at Key, 4 Collegiate at Episcopal, 4:30 Flint Hill at St. James, 4:30 Georgetown Prep at SAB, 4:30 Landon at Gonzaga, 4:30 Loyola Blakefield at St. Mary's-Annapolis, 4 Pallotti at Friends (Baltimore), 4 Park at Annapolis Area Christian, 4 Potomac School at Bullis, 4:30 Severn at Mount St. Joseph, 4 Sidwell Friends at St. Andrew's, 4:15 St. Paul's at Spalding, 4

DOUBLES FIRST ROUND


Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, and Yaroslava Shvedova (4), Kazakhstan, def. Anastasia Pivovarova, Russia, and Laura Pous-Tio, Spain, 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 tiebreak.

ESTORIL OPEN
At Estadio Nacional; In Oeiras, Portugal Purse: Men, $655,060 (WT250); Surface: Clay-Outdoor

MIN FG FT O-T A PF PTS 33:55 5-11 6-6 0-9 2 4 16 40:51 6-15 0-0 4-9 2 2 12 20:17 2-4 0-0 3-8 0 4 4 32:19 8-14 1-2 1-1 7 2 18 36:24 3-7 2-4 0-0 0 4 8 30:47 5-12 0-0 1-4 0 2 12 26:09 2-7 1-2 0-3 2 4 5 11:35 1-4 2-3 0-1 0 1 5 6:14 0-0 2-2 0-2 0 1 2 0:53 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0:18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0:18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 240 32-74 14-19 9-37 13 24 82

MENS SINGLES FIRST ROUND


Victor Hanescu, Romania, def. Rui Machado, Portugal, 6-3, 6-3; Kevin Anderson (7), South Africa, def. Thiemo de Bakker, Netherlands, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2; Jeremy Chardy, France, def. Adrian Mannarino, France, 6-4, 6-3; Joao Sousa, Portugal, def. Gastao Elias, Portugal, 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 5-2, retired.

Percentages: FG .432, FT .737. 3-Point Goals: 4-16, .250 (Batum 2-7, Miller 1-1, Fernandez 1-2, Matthews 0-2, Roy 0-2, Wallace 0-2). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 15 (19 PTS). Blocked Shots: 7 (Aldridge 2, Batum 2, Wallace 2, Camby). Turnovers: 12 (Wallace 4, Miller 2, Aldridge, Batum, Camby, Fernandez, Matthews, Roy). Steals: 6 (Aldridge 2, Batum 2, Wallace 2). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 1:31 second DALLAS Marion Nowitzki Chandler Kidd Stevenson Terry Stojakovic Barea Haywood Cardinal Brewer Mahinmi TOTALS MIN FG FT O-T A PF PTS 31:49 6-14 2-2 2-4 3 2 14 37:03 8-18 9-11 3-8 3 1 25 34:50 3-4 8-12 13-20 0 4 14 36:24 1-7 2-2 1-7 14 4 4 12:51 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 33:19 8-18 3-3 0-2 1 2 20 24:44 3-7 1-2 0-1 0 2 9 14:48 2-6 0-0 0-2 1 1 4 12:52 1-1 1-3 1-5 0 2 3 0:38 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0:25 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0:18 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 240:01 32-78 26-35 20-49 22 19 93

WOMEN SINGLES FIRST ROUND


Johanna Larsson, Sweden, def. Magali de Lattre, Portugal, 6-3, 6-1; Alisa Kleybanova (1), Russia, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, 6-2, 6-2; Monica Niculescu, Romania, def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (5), United States, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3; Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, def. Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4. Mathilde Johansson, France, def. Ksenia Pervak, Russia, 6-4, 6-3; Romina Oprandi, Italy, def. Zheng Jie (7), China, 6-4, 6-2; Elena Vesnina (6), Russia, def. Barbara Luz, Portugal, 6-1, 6-1; Casey Dellacqua, Australia, def. Zhang Shuai, China, 6-2, 6-1.

MENS DOUBLES FIRST ROUND


Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, and Pere Riba, Spain, def. Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares (2), Brazil, 6-2, 6-3; Pablo Andujar and Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, def. Yves Allegro, Switzerland, and Gilles Simon, France, 6-3, 6-3.

WOMENS DOUBLES FIRST ROUND


Mervana Jugic-Salkic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Darija Jurak, Croatia, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, and Urszula Radwanska, Poland, 6-0, 7-6 (1); Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears (2), United States, def. Alexandra Panova, Russia, and Tatiana Poutchek, Belarus, 6-3, 6-3.

Percentages: FG .410, FT .743. 3-Point Goals: 3-17, .176 (Stojakovic 2-4, Terry 1-5, Nowitzki 0-1, Stevenson 0-2, Kidd 0-5). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 13 (10 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Haywood 2, Marion 2). Turnovers: 12 (Nowitzki 3, Chandler 2, Kidd 2, Terry 2, Barea, Marion, Stevenson). Steals: 8 (Marion 4, Nowitzki 2, Barea, Terry). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 9:55 second. A: 20,837 (19,200). T: 2:17.

conference in 2010-11. In 2005-06, Hobbs guided the Colonials to their second-highest ranking ever sixth in the Associated Press top 25 and a 27-3 record, the most wins in program history. After being upset by Temple in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament, eighth-seeded George Washington defeated UNC Wilmington rallying from an 18-point second-half deficit in the first round of the NCAA tournament before falling to topseeded Duke in the second round. Despite that success, Hobbs was scrutinized for his recruitment of players with questionable academic backgrounds, the soft nonconference schedule his teams played, his boisterous sideline behavior, his strained rapport with GW fans and his contentious relationship with reporters. Chernak did not address the job status of Hobbss assistants, including Roland Houston, who is the uncle of GW recruit Erik Copes of Philadephia. Copes is considered one of the top prep centers in the country. He has signed a letter-of-intent, and GW would have to release him from

his commitment if Copes wishes to play for a different program next season. GW has no obligation to release him from his commitment, however. I dont want to comment on that, Chernak said, adding that university officials will follow up with GWs recruits on Tuesday and explain where we are in the process. Potential successors to Hobbs include Kansas assistant Joe Dooley, a former GW player; Vermont Coach Mike Lonergan, who was raised in the Washington area and previously was an assistant at Maryland and the head coach at Catholic University, where he won a Division III national title in 2001; American Coach Jeff Jones; and University of Washington assistant coach Raphael Chillious, a Silver Spring native. Although he would not comment on who GW was considering as its next coach, Chernak said, The list has grown enormously.
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With D.C. United trailing the New York Red Bulls by two goals in the second half last week, Coach Ben Olsen turned to his bench. First, he summoned midfielder Branko Boskovic to build possession. Then he beckoned forward Joseph Ngwenya for a physical presence. Finally, with United failing to dent the deficit, Olsen called on Santino Quaranta for striking prowess. Meantime, Uniteds most celebrated and dynamic player last season, MLS rookie of the year Andy Najar, sat and watched a recurring situation in recent weeks. After starting the first two regular season matches, the 18year-old midfielder has failed to crack the opening lineup. He entered in the second half of two games, missed one because of illness he probably wouldnt

have started anyway and was left out against the Red Bulls. Najars absence has mystified fans and league observers alike: Why cant a technically gifted player hold down a starting job for a club seeking to rebound from its worst season ever? I have no doubt in my mind Andy is going to be a great player for us, and hes going to be a great player again this year, said Olsen, who is expected to select Najar on Tuesday night for a U.S. Open Cup qualifier against the New England Revolution at Maryland SoccerPlex. His job is to use the games he has to show me that hes ready to go when called on. As far as anyone around the club can tell, there is no rift between the animated coach and painfully shy player. After an Open Cup match against Philadelphia early this month, Olsen saluted Najars influential play and, over the past year, has spoken highly of him and his future. But in assessing his options for league matches, Olsen has gone in a different direction of late. Quaranta and Boskovic manned the flanks at Colorado. Quaranta and Chris Pontius played the

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One year after being named MLS rookie of the year, D.C. Uniteds Andy Najar has not started since the opening two games this season.

subsequent match against Los Angeles. Pontius and Fred received the nod against Toronto, a 3-0 away victory that earned them an encore against the Red Bulls. There is a lot of competition [for playing time in midfield] and my job is to just keep working hard to earn a spot, said Najar, who started 22 of 30 league matches last year and was the clubs co-leading scorer with five

goals. Obviously, those are the coachs decisions and all I can do is work hard. The revolving lineup hasnt affected just Najar. In the first five matches, Olsen started a leaguehigh 22 players. We are not always going to have the starting 11 week in and week out, Olsen said, accentuating roster depth. It keeps guys motivated, it keeps them on their toes. It can go the other way:

Maybe theres not a rhythm as much as youd like. But overall, its fairly healthy so far. To some extent, Najar has himself to blame. He didnt maintain fitness over the winter and arrived at training camp a step behind. His new-found fame seemed to dent his concentration. Outside forces also contributed as pressure built to choose an international career: Commit to his native Honduras or wait years for U.S. citizenship and perhaps a national team invitation. (He eventually chose Honduras.) Olsen stuck with Najar at the start of the season before shuttling him out of the lineup. My message to the guys [is]: If youre out and someone comes in, its their job to keep the job, Olsen said. Along those lines, Olsens message has been consistent: United is a work in progress and will require months to forge an identity. In the long run, Olsen said, Najar is very much in his plans. The scarcity of playing time could affect Najars chances of playing for Honduras this summer. The roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which will be held in June, is close to being finalized,

United vs. Revolution

What: U.S. Open Cup qualifier. Where: Maryland SoccerPlex, Boyds. When: 7:30 p.m. At stake: If United wins, a thirdround qualifier at Sporting Kansas City, probably May 25.

and players not appearing regularly for their club face exclusion. For now, however, Najars focus is on United, and earning his way back onto the field. I try to maintain a positive attitude, he said, and show what I am capable of doing. United notes: Pat Onstad, the goalkeepers coach who came out of retirement during a preseason injury crisis, will return to the lineup Tuesday, Olsen said. Onstad, 43, started the first three league matches before yielding to Bill Hamid three weeks ago. With two games in four days, Hamid will prepare for Fridays league match at Houston. . . . Tuesdays winner will play at Sporting Kansas City next month for a round-of-16 berth in the U.S. Open Cup, a 97-year-old tournament involving clubs from all levels of American soccer.
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NHL PLAYOFFS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Best-of-seven; x-if necessary

Caps get comfortable with the pain of blocking shots


on hockey from D1 The damage inflicted to Mike Greens helmet embodied that sacrifice. The star defenseman sprawled in front of a Matt Gilroy shot late in the first period of Saturdays 3-1 victory and took the blow on the left side of his head. Green had already missed 26 games after suffering a pair of concussions during the regular season. He went down anyway, knowing the alternative could have been a scoring chance in a game the Capitals led 1-0. Greens technique left much to be desired. But when one of the teams best players blocks a shot, it sends a strong message to everyone on the bench. When Mike blocks a shot with his head, youre thinking, What are you doing? Coach Bruce Boudreau said Monday. But at the same time, do you want him to stop doing what he feels will help the team? There are three primary reasons for the increase in blocked shots: Under the more defensive system that Boudreau implemented in December, players are positioned closer to their own net. Shots, as a result, are finding the shin pads and skates more often. Another reason is personnel. [John] Carlson, Alzner, [Scott] Hannan, [John] Erskine, Schultz, they take pride in the shots they block, Boudreau said. Not taking anything away from the Brian Pothiers and the Shaone Morrisonns, [but the former Capitals defensemen] werent as active in that duty. These guys really are. And, finally, it comes to down to guts. Well, Boudreau actually used a different fourletter word, but well leave that up to your imagination. I remember as a player, I was one who didnt like to block shots, Boudreau said. You couldnt [lift one leg to The Capitals determination to do the little things that are necessary to win in the playoffs was apparent on the game sheet from Game 1 against the Rangers. Washington had blocked 32 shots to New Yorks 28. Blocking shots is a signature of a John Tortorellacoached team. Then, in the opening minutes of Game 2, the Rangers were pressing hard for an early goal, taking four shots in a span of 17 seconds. Alzner and Carlson, however, blocked two of them. Alzner blocked a shot off Erik Christensens stick and immediately dropped to the ice, writhing in pain. The shot Carlson blocked came off the stick of Dan Girardi and was so hard it cracked his skate, necessitating a repair. Ive never seen that happen, the rookie defenseman said. I was expecting it to hurt, but it didnt. But when I skated off, I was wobbling. Carlson was fortunate. So was Alzner, who only suffered a bruise. Alzner, though, hasnt been taking chances this season, not after a recent rash of injuries around the league caused by blocking shots. Since training camp, hes been wearing clear, molded plastic strapped to the front of his skates. They were offered to each Capitals defenseman, but to Alzners knowledge hes the only one using them. But as hes found out repeatedly, the guard takes the brunt of less than half of the shots he blocks. One got me right between the skate and the back of my shin pad, Alzner said when asked which blocked shot stung the most during the Rangers series. That was just bad luck. After a pause and a smile, he added, But it doesnt hurt anymore, because we won the series.
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(1) WASHINGTON DEFEATS (8) N.Y. RANGERS, 4-1


Game 1: at Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 (OT) Game 2: at Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Game 3: at N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 Game 4: Washington 4, at N.Y. Rangers 3 (2OT) Game 5: at Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1

(2) PHILADELPHIA AND (7) BUFFALO TIED, 3-3


Game 1: Buffalo 1, at Philadelphia 0 Game 2: at Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 Game 3: Philadelphia 4, at Buffalo 2 Game 4: at Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Game 5: Buffalo 4, at Philadelphia 3 (OT) Game 6: Philadelphia 5, at Buffalo 4 (OT) Tuesday: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

(3) BOSTON LEADS (6) MONTREAL, 3-2


Game 1: Montreal 2, at Boston 0 Game 2: Montreal 3, at Boston 1 Game 3: Boston 4, at Montreal 2 Game 4: Boston 5, at Montreal 4 (OT) Game 5: at Boston 2, Montreal 1 (2OT) Tuesday: Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday: Montreal at Boston, TBD

(4) PITTSBURGH AND (5) TAMPA BAY TIED, 3-3


Game 1: at Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Game 2: Tampa Bay 5, at Pittsburgh 1 Game 3: Pittsburgh 3, at Tampa Bay 2 Game 4: Pittsburgh 3, at Tampa Bay 2 (2OT) Game 5: Tampa Bay 8, at Pittsburgh 2 Monday: at Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 Wednesday: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Best-of-seven; x-if necessary

(1) VANCOUVER AND (8) CHICAGO TIED, 3-3


Game 1: at Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 Game 2: at Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Game 3: Vancouver 3, at Chicago 2 Game 4: at Chicago 7, Vancouver 2 Game 5: Chicago 5, at Vancouver 0 Game 6: at Chicago 4, Vancouver 3 (OT) Tuesday: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

(2) SAN JOSE LEADS (7) LOS ANGELES, 3-2


Game 1: at San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2 (OT) Game 2: Los Angeles 4, at San Jose 0 Game 3: San Jose 6, at Los Angeles 5 (OT) Game 4: San Jose 6, at Los Angeles 3 Game 5: Los Angeles 3, at San Jose 1 Monday: San Jose at Los Angeles, Late x-Wednesday: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD

(3) DETROIT DEFEATS (6) PHOENIX, 4-0


Game 1: at Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Game 2: at Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Game 3: Detroit 4, at Phoenix 2 Game 4: Detroit 6, at Phoenix 3

(5) NASHVILLE DEFEATS (4) ANAHEIM, 4-2


Game 1: Nashville 4, at Anaheim 1 Game 2: at Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 Game 3: at Nashville 4, Anaheim 3 Game 4: Anaheim 6, at Nashville 3 Game 5: at Nashville 4, Anaheim 3 (OT) Game 6: Nashville 4, at Anaheim 2

LIGHTNING 4, PENGUINS 2

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Steve Downie scored to snap a third-period tie and Dwayne Roloson stopped 27 shots, helping Tampa Bay beat Marc-Andre Fleury and Pittsburgh to force a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Jordan Staal scored for the Penguins.
PITTSBURGH ........................... 1 TAMPA BAY ............................ 1 0 1 1 2 2 4

This spring the Capitals, including John Carlson, right, have shown a willingness to block shots.

avoid a shot and] do The Flamingo, because everybody would see that. You can go out to the point and almost block a shot. Get close to it, look like youre blocking a shot.

After Alzner and Schultz, Carlson checks in with 14 blocked shots and is followed by Hannan, who has 10. (Only Green and Schultz were in double figures last April.)

Among the forwards, Brooks Laich leads the way with seven. The only Capitals who have not been credited with at least one blocked shot are Alexander Semin and Marco Sturm.

FIRST PERIOD
Scoring: 1, Pittsburgh, Dupuis 1 (Talbot), 8:23. 2, Tampa Bay, Purcell 1 (Malone, Downie), 16:36.

SECOND PERIOD
Scoring: 3, Tampa Bay, Bergenheim 2 (Moore, Downie), 5:44.

THIRD PERIOD
Scoring: 4, Pittsburgh, Staal 1 (Niskanen, Kennedy), 3:48. 5, Tampa Bay, Downie 1 (Lecavalier, Gagne), 4:55. 6, Tampa Bay, Malone 1 (Ohlund), 9:34.

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SHOTS ON GOAL

PITTSBURGH ........................... 7 9 13 29 TAMPA BAY ............................ 9 7 5 21 Power-play opportunities: Pittsburgh 0 of 5; Tampa Bay 0 of 3. Goalies: Pittsburgh, Fleury 3-3-0 (21 shots-17 saves). Tampa Bay, Roloson 3-3-0 (29-27). A: 20,309 (19,758). T: 2:31.

Making most of time between series


If there are any players who may benefit the most from the Capitals layoff between playoff series, it is those looking to come back from injury. Two of those Capitals, defenseman Dennis Wideman and winger Mike Knuble, were out on the ice in full pads Monday morning. Knuble stayed out for drills with teammates who took part in the optional workout, while Wideman went to the dressing room after practice started. There is no timeline for the return of either Wideman (leg hematoma) or Knuble (suspected right hand injury), Coach Bruce Boudreau said. Its just good to see them out there skating in full gear and participating with the team, Boudreau said. We havent set a timetable yet. It was the first time

Wideman has practiced in full pads since suffering the injury when he absorbed a knee-tothigh hit from Carolinas Tuomo Ruutu on Mar. 29. Knuble, who has missed two games after taking a shot off his right hand in Game 3 against the Rangers, has skated in full pads before and underwent another rather tough conditioning skate. I watched Wides skate out there and he looks better than he ever has, and Knoobs is coming along too, winger Jason Chimera said. Its great for guys like that to get some rest, and who knows; maybe in a week theyll both be ready to go. Mike Green, who did not play after being hit on the left side of his head by a slap shot in the first period of Game 5, did not skate on Monday. The defenseman was on hand at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, though, where he talked to a few of his teammates on the bench. He was okay, Boudreau

said. Hes got a bump on his head because he got hit in the head with a puck. Green missed 26 of the final 28 games of the regular season with two concussions, one from taking a puck to the head on Feb. 6 against Pittsburgh and another on Feb. 25 after he was hit in the head by New Yorks Derek Stepan.

BLACKHAWKS 4, CANUCKS 3 (OT)

Late Sunday Rookie Ben Smith scored on a rebound at 15:30 of overtime and defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago beat Vancouver to force a seventh game in the opening-round series. The Canucks, with the NHLs best record during the regular season, have lost three straight. Game 7 is Tuesday night in Vancouver.
VANCOUVER ................... 2 CHICAGO ......................... 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 1 4

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Practice draws a few


Only a handful of players took part in practice. Those who also appeared in Game 5 against the Rangers were goaltender Michal Neuvirth, defensemen Karl Alzner, John Carlson, Jeff Schultz and John Erskine along with forwards Chimera, Marcus Johansson, Eric Fehr, Matt Hendricks and Matt Bradley. Some players, like Neuvirth, said they prefer the routine and rhythm of skating on most days, even if practice is optional.

Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman practiced briefly Monday. But there is no timetable for when he will be back from a leg injury.

I think one day off is good enough; thats why I skate today, Neuvirth said. Its always tough when youre not playing a lot of games. You feel rusty in the first game back. We had a good day off yesterday and weve just gotta focus on getting ready for the next round.

Looking ahead
The Capitals won't know their second-round opponent until Tuesday or Wednesday. If

Buffalo wins its series with Philadelphia, Washington plays the Sabres. If Philadelphia wins and the Canadiens can come back from down three games to two to capture their series against Boston, the Capitals get a rematch against Montreal. Or if both higher seeds Philadelphia and Boston win their respective series, Washington will face the winner of the Pittsburgh-Tampa Bay showdown.
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FIRST PERIOD
Scoring: 1, Vancouver, D.Sedin 5 (H.Sedin, Burrows), 2:06. 2, Chicago, Bickell 2 (Bolland), 14:57. 3, Vancouver, Burrows 1, 18:48.

SECOND PERIOD
Scoring: 4, Chicago, Bolland 2 (Kane), 15:08.

THIRD PERIOD
Scoring: 5, Vancouver, Bieksa 1 (Raymond, Burrows), :58. 6, Chicago, Frolik 2 (penalty shot), 2:31.

FIRST OVERTIME
Scoring: 7, Chicago, Smith 3 (Hjalmarsson, Hossa), 15:30.

SHOTS ON GOAL

VANCOUVER ................... 7 6 10 12 35 CHICAGO ......................... 9 10 3 11 33 Power-play opportunities: Vancouver 0 of 2; Chicago 0 of 4. Goalies: Vancouver, C.Schneider (20 shots-17 saves), Luongo 3-3-0 (2:31 third, 13-12). Chicago, Crawford 3-3-0 (35-32). A: 22,014 (19,717). T: 3:08.

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Tornadoes are not just for Kansas anymore. Actually, they never were. But many Americans still think of twisters as almost always occurring in Tornado Alley an area that roughly includes Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Mother Nature heartily cleared up this misconception between April 14 and 16, as scores of tornadoes ripped through the South, hitting North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Virginia the hardest. In a separate storm on April 22, a tornado hit just north of St. Louis, peeling off a large section of roof from a concourse at Lambert

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Theyve become household names: Celebrex, Lipitor, Pristiq, Toviaz. Youve probably seen the ads on television and strained to hear long and frightening lists of warnings about side effects. Drugmakers shell out billions of dollars each year to target U.S. consumers with those ads ($4.3 billion in 2009) and even more for promotions aimed at doctors ($6.6 billion in 2009), according to IMS Health, an industry group that monitors drugs sales and marketing. The trouble is that the ads work. Consumer Reports research shows about one of every five people who take a prescription medication said theyve asked their doctor to prescribe a drug theyve seen advertised; of those, 59 percent said the doctors complied, according to a nationally representative telephone survey conducted in May 2010 by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. But what the ads wont tell you is that those newer drugs are often no safer or more effective than older medications that cost a fraction of the price. Using research from experts at the Drug Effectiveness Review Project, which is based at Oregon Health & Science University, CR has come up with a list of Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs. These recommendations could save you hundreds to thousands of dollars a year. Most of the CR Best Buy picks take advantage of the low drug prices offered by many retailers. For example, some consumers still pay $50 a month for the generic drug pravastatin, which lowers cholesterol. But you can buy a 30-day supply for $4 at Target or Wal-Mart, and you can pay even less per dose for a 90-day supply. Here are six very common medical conditions and CR Best Buy drug selections for treating them: Glimepiride. Glipizide and Glipizide Sustained Release.

The Checkup
Limits of hand sanitizers

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This may come as news to all the parents out there (including me) who have trained our kids to slather their hands with sanitizing gels or wipes to protect themselves against nasty germs such as MRSA. According to the Food and Drug Administration, none of the sanitizing gels, wipes or creams available without a prescription have FDA approval for killing that potentially deadly pathogen. The FDAs message notes that no over-the-counter products have been approved for killing the E. coli or salmonella bacteria or the H1N1 influenza virus, either. Still, the consumer update doesnt advise against using hand sanitizers altogether, just those that make unsubstantiated claims BIGSTOCKPHOTO about what they can kill.
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High cholesterol
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Depression
Antidepressants can help some people, but they arent always necessary. Generic bupropion. Generic citalopram. Generic fluoxetine. Generic paroxetine. Generic sertraline.

New doubts on calcium for women


A study is raising new questions about the safety of calcium, which many women take to protect their bones. An analysis of data collected from more than 16,000 women a subset of those who participated in the landmark Womens Health Initiative found that those who started taking calcium as part of the study were at increased risk for heart attacks and strokes. When the data from that study were originally analyzed, they showed no increased risk for heart problems among women taking calcium and Vitamin D. But most of the women in the subset had already been taking calcium on their own, which may have hidden any risks. So Ian Reid of the University of Auckland and his colleagues reanalyzed the data for their new report, published in the British medical journal BMJ, and found that the women who were not taking calcium when the study started but began taking it when they got into the research project were at a 13 to 22 percent higher risk than that of women who did not take calcium. The risk occurred regardless of whether the women were taking calcium alone or combined with Vitamin D, the researchers found. The researchers also analyzed data from 13 other studies involving 29,000 people, and found increases in the risk for heart attacks and strokes among those taking calcium. These data justify a reassessment of the use of calcium supplements in older people, the researchers wrote.
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Pain
For moderate pain, generic drugs are your best bets. Ibuprofen. Naproxen.

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IMMUNIZATION

Fevers: Nothing to shake a thermometer at, or nothing much at all?

Gaming disease
POX: SAVE THE PEOPLE, (TILTFACTOR, $22.95) Pox: Save the People is a board game developed by Dartmouth College to educate people about the importance of immunization. The sleek design and clever concept set Pox apart from other (groan) educational games. The object is to work with fellow players to stop the spread of a deadly disease. Each chip on the board represents a person in a community: Red chips are infected, blue chips are vaccinated and black chips are dead. Dartmouth digital humanities professor Mary Flanagan created Tiltfactor, a design laboratory that develops games to investigate ideas and issues. Tiltfactors other games include Layoff, about the bank bailouts of 2009, and In the Village, about malaria prevention.
HOMELESS KIDS

ll never forget the first time my son spiked a 103-degree fever in the wee hours of the morning and not just because it happened to be his first birthday. My baby was burning up and inconsolable, and as a nervous new mom, I immediately reached for the infant Tylenol. And I didnt hesitate to dispense it every four hours or so, until his temperature returned to normal a day later. Looking back, I dont think I could have waited, watched and done nothing for my sick, feverish boy, knowing that the medicine would probably kick in quickly and make him more comfortable. But a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says that far too many parents freak out about fever for no reason, and the group now advises that its often better not to treat a child when the thermometer is on the rise. Fever is the bodys normal response to infection its a natural defense mechanism, says Janice Sullivan, a professor of pediatric clinical care and clinical pharmacology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and a co-author of the report. She says that a high temperature triggers the bodys production of infection-fighting white blood cells and inhibits the growth of viruses and bacteria. If you lower the fever, you may be affecting the bodys ability to respond to that infection. Most fevers generally considered to be a temperature 100.4 and above come and go quickly, without any complications. Still, our collective fever phobia clearly runs deep: According to the AAP article, which appeared in last months Pediatrics, at least a third of pediatrician visits involve a fever; a quarter of caregivers say they would give a fever-reducing drug such as Tylenol or Motrin for a temperature of less than 100 degrees; and 85 percent of parents have actually awakened a sleeping child to dispense these medications although sleeping is usually more important to the healing process than treating a fever. Fever is one of the more obvious signs of illness, so of course it worries parents, it worries doctors and brings the underlying illness to everyones attention, but most of the fears [about brain damage and other long-term effects] are unfounded, says Lee Beers, a pediatrician at Childrens National Medical Center. For a normal child . . . a fever is not going to get high enough to cause any kind of significant damage, so thats not something you need to worry about. Theres also no reason to panic about fever-related seizures, which are generally short and not

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related to how high a temperature is, and almost always resolve on their own, says Sullivan. The literature suggests that there are no long-term or permanent bad results from febrile seizures, she says. Still, this isnt to say that you should let a really sick, uncomfortable child suffer. For starters, experts stress that infants of 3 months or younger should always be seen by a healthcare practitioner if they have a

how high your fever is, says Beers. Whats more important is assessing how the child looks: How are they eating? Do they look sick? Are they urinating normally? Are they smiling, laughing or playing? If the answers indicate that your child is feeling seriously under the weather, thats the time to consider giving medication, she counsels. If you decide that a little Tylenol or Motrin may be in order,

A new report says that far too many parents freak out about fever for no reason, and that its often better not to treat a child when the thermometer is on the rise.
temperature of 100.4 or higher. Beyond that age, doling out some meds can definitely improve headache, sore throat and general malaise. But its important to recognize that this is not going to make any difference as far as treating the root cause of the problem, or help children heal any faster, says Chevy Chase pediatrician Robert Shearin. How do you know, for sure, whether to treat or not to treat? All of the doctors I spoke with suggest that its less about the exact number on the thermometer and more about the patients appearance and activity level. A child can have low-grade fever or no fever at all and look pretty ill, or have high a fever, be really sick and still look pretty good: The severity of the illness is not necessarily directly related to the AAP report stresses the importance of giving the correct dose, based on your childs weight as opposed to his or her age. The article also questions the common practice of alternating Tylenols acetaminophen and Motrins ibuprofen to treat a feverish child. Even though research suggests that this cycling treatment is more effective at reducing high temperatures, its unclear whether that actually helps a sick child feel more comfortable, says Beers. She adds that alternating acetaminophen and ibuprofen, which are generally very safe, effective medications, can increase the risk of dosing mistakes and potential side effects. Tylenol seems so harmless, but its not an entirely benign thing, she says, noting, for example, that giving a child

way too much can lead to liver damage. All of this advice holds true no matter your age: An isolated temperature of 103 or 104 [in an adult] gets everyone nervous because of the number, but fever in and of itself doesnt hurt us as we get older, and it can be therapeutic, says Mark Abbruzzese, an infectious-disease specialist in Bethesda, who notes that the biggest source of concern with a sustained fever, no matter your age, is trying to stay well hydrated. The only reason to take an antipyretic like acetaminophen, aspirin or ibuprofen is for comfort, and everybodys comfort or discomfort level is a little different. (Its important to note that you shouldnt give aspirin to anyone under 18, since it has been linked in some cases to the deadly disease Reyes syndrome.) When should you start to be truly alarmed about a fever in a child? The signs of a more serious pediatric problem a bacterial infection, for example can include decreased activity or lack of responsiveness, headache with neck pain, acute dehydration, difficulty breathing, pain with urination and a fever with abdominal pain, says Sullivan. For adults, Abbruzzese worries most about a relentless fever that doesnt disappear over the course of several days, which can indicate a severe infection, malignancy or other problem. Its not that theres never a need to see a doctor for fever, but you just have to look at the bigger picture, explains Beers, who recommends following up with a health provider if theres ever any doubt or question.
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QUICK STUDY
HEART DISEASE

British study indicates that long days at work may take a toll on the heart
THE QUESTION Working long hours at the office can take time away from family and friends. Might it also be hard on the heart? THIS STUDY analyzed data on 7,095 British civil servants, middle-aged and older with no signs of heart disease; 70 percent of them were men. During a 12-year period, 192 of them had a heart attack or died of coronary artery disease. After adjusting for such risk factors as cholesterol levels, blood pressure and smoking habits, those who regularly worked 11 or more hours a day were 67 percent more likely to have had a heart attack or died from heart disease than were those who worked eight or fewer hours daily. WHO MAY BE AFFECTED? Working adults. Coronary artery disease, which develops when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrow or blocked by plaque, is the primary cause of heart attacks. In the United States, heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death. CAVEATS Data on working hours came from responses to questionnaires completed by the participants, who were mainly office workers with a low risk for heart disease. Whether the findings would apply to blue-collar workers and others with a higher risk for heart disease was not tested. FIND THIS STUDY April 5 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (www.annals.org). LEARN MORE ABOUT heart disease at www.cdc.gov/heartdisease and www. familydoctor.org.
Linda Searing
The research described in Quick Study comes from credible, peer-reviewed journals. Nonetheless, conclusive evidence about a treatment's effectiveness is rarely found in a single study. Anyone considering changing or beginning treatment of any kind should consult with a physician
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ALICE S. HUANG, 72, is a microbiologist, virus expert and the outgoing president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Since the 1970s she has been a vocal advocate for women and minorities in science. Born in China, she moved to the United States in fifth grade and attended the National Cathedral School in the District. She spoke to us from her office in Pasadena, Calif., where she is a senior faculty associate in biology at the California Institute of Technology.
Rachel Saslow When did you know you wanted to be a scientist? Ever since I was about 7, I wanted to be a physician. Did your parents support your decision? I had a very modern father who felt strongly that if a child is bright enough to do something, they should be pushed to use their capabilities. When I went into research, he was a little bit disappointed because he didnt know that much about biology research and felt I was leaving something very important by leaving medicine. In the end, I didnt, because my research became very medical. Why go into research? I was in medical school and I saw some patients that were really, really sick and had been lying in bed for a long time. One in particular had bedsores, and after seeing that, I wondered if I could really handle patients like that because I was beginning to feel quite ill myself. When you were getting started in your career, did you work with other female virologists, or were you the only one? I looked hard for other female virologists, and there were very few. I found a microbiologist who worked with bacteria, but I really never found someone who worked with viruses. You had to imagine yourself in roles that didnt always seem natural. But I did have some wonderful professors who were very supportive. My thesis advisor said to me, when I did some experiments that he liked very much, he said, You know, Alice, youre going to be a professor someday. And suddenly it occurred to me, why not? So I set about moving in that direction. As AAAS president, you promoted science diplomacy. Tell me what that means. It is using science and scientists to hopefully engage another country in dialogue. The classic example is during the Cold War when sometimes the regular diplomacy between the United States and the Soviet Union would fall apart but nuclear scientists continued to talk to each other. budget talks. What are some strategies for attracting women and minorities to traditionally white, male fields? We need to understand the young peoples motivations. For example, there was a computer class for adults at [the Massachusetts Institute of Technology] in the 1980s when computers were first coming out. The men were interested in taking the computer apart to see how it worked. Women wanted to know what the computer was good for and how they could use the programs to do things. There are differences in interest. Youve talked about a lack of public recognition for scientists in this country. Might that be part of the problem? Yes. I remember a trip to China where they did a poll among college kids as to whom they admire most, and Einstein came out on the top. At the same time, we were asking our [U.S.] students whom they would like for a commencement speaker, and they wanted a movie star! There are people who are working hard to have some TV shows and plays about scientists so theyre not seen as evil scientists but theyre human and perhaps even heroic. One of them is a show that had a very successful run on CBS called Numb3rs, about math. When we highlighted the show at a AAAS meeting and had the star of the show and director and math consultant there, the meeting room was jammed with young women mathematicians.
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The wisdom of crowds


WEBBY PEOPLES VOICE AWARDS Polls are open through midnight Thursday for the Webby Peoples Voice Awards, the populist arm of the 15th annual Webby Awards, the leading honor for online content. The nominees for both sets of awards are chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, but the Peoples Voice winners are picked by whoever registers at webby.aol.com. Its one vote per person per category, but there are well over 100 categories. The science nominees in the Web-site category include heavy hitters such as Scientific American, Discovery News and NASAs Global Climate Change page in addition to lesser-known entries such as the site for the Exploratorium, a museum of science, art and human perception in San Francisco, and Expedition Titanic, which showed a 2010 voyage to the shipwreck in real time. Webby and Peoples Voice winners will be honored June 13 at a New York gala that will be streamed live online.
Rachel Saslow

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Speaking of international relations, should we be alarmed that the United States is falling behind in scientific innovation rankings? We should think about it. Were still the wealthiest country in the world in terms of [gross domestic product,] and we still have some of the very best training sites in our universities. But a telling fact that says, Wake up, United States! is [that] about 5 to 25 percent of our trained scientists are returning to their home countries. Usually we would keep so many more of them here. The governments of countries in East and South Asia are much more willing to invest in education and research, which is a contrast to us right now, especially with this last round of

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A plastic coating that heals under UV light


Imagine a product that would let you repair scratches in car doors, glasses or varnished furniture with nothing more than a 30-second dose of ultraviolet light. Thats the coating engineers hope to develop from a polymer described in a study published in the April 21 issue of the journal Nature. What were trying to do is create a material that if it gets damaged, scratched or cut in any way, you can basically reheal it and get the same material back using light, said Stuart Rowan, a molecular engineering professor at Clevelands Case Western Reserve University and the studys lead author. Most plastics can heal cracks in their structures by melting, but the process can take a long time. Rowan and colleagues from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and the Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland developed a rubberlike substance called a metallo-supramolecular polymer. In contrast to most polymers, which are made of long, chainlike molecules, the new substance consists of thousands of small, lightweight molecules glued together by metal ions. These small molecules artificially behave like very large chains, Rowan said, but when you shine a light, they dissassemble and diffuse much faster. The researchers used a razor blade to make precise cuts in the

One year after the gulf blowout


Ive been flogging my book (A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea) on radio and TV, and people keep asking me whats the big lesson of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. I took some hacks at it in my epilogue. Heres one hack: Were inhabitants of a planet that is becoming increasingly engineered. The engineers are brilliant and creative, and most of us have little appreciation for what they do, so deftly is their handiwork woven into our daily lives. Nor do we adequately appreciate the labor of those who keep this highly engineered world running. Some of them spend much of their lives offshore, out of sight, unknown to the rest of society until one day maybe a tragedy puts their name in the paper. We need to remember that sometimes bad things happen to complex systems. Things go wrong: Count on it. The engineered planet challenges all of us to be a little smarter, to pay more attention. We need to learn the jargon, understand the risks. There will be more black plumes. There will be other fires on the horizon. Low-probability, high-consequence events are made all the more devastating, potentially, by the scale and sophistication of modern technology. The human race is gambling that an engineered planet can be made sustainable, nuclear weapons controlled and managed, crops and livestock genetically modified, machines deftly crafted on the nanometer scale, the electrical grid revamped to be more highly networked and smart, and perhaps the entire planet itself geoengineered to combat climate change. As we go down this technological path, we will count on complex systems to work correctly. We will assume that someone smart is in charge, looking over our world, protecting us. We will imagine a world full of blowout preventers that will actually prevent blowouts. Heres the thing: Usually the technological magic works. Usually nothing terrible happens. Usually.
Joel Achenbach

polymer, to varying depths. Then they exposed it to a carefully calibrated ultraviolet A light for 30 seconds and watched the cuts disappear. Measuring the polymers toughness before and after the trial, researchers confirmed that the light had restored the original mechanical properties.

It took some time to determine the correct intensity and wavelength of the light: Too much could cause permanent damage, too little would have no measurable effect. Its roughly the same intensity as when the dentist uses a light source to cure plastic fillings, Rowan said. And there was a limit to how deep of a cut

could be healed. After three years of research, Rowan and his colleagues are hoping to develop a commercially viable coating material. Theres a number of things we want to do . . . make a healable varnish, healable paint, Rowan said.
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Improving hospice care


I was disturbed to read about Janice Lynch Schusters negative experiences with hospice care [We know palliative care helps. Lets make it standard care, April 19]. However, as the president and CEO of the nations largest hospice and palliative-care professional organization and having served as a hospice CEO for over 30 years, I want to assure the public that such experiences are not common. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations Family Evaluation of Hospice Care shows that 94 percent of families reported receiving the right amount of pain medication; 94 percent rated the care as very good or excellent; and 98 percent of families would recommend hospice to others. No one is more skilled at managing symptoms and relieving pain than hospice professionals. Does more need to be done? Absolutely; but scare tactics are not helpful.
J. Donald Schumacher,

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Medicare beneficiaries are slow to sign up for gratis breast and colon exams
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Washington Im sure there are many stories where hospice/palliative care hasnt worked as it should, but there are also stories like mine. My wife Sara died of cancer in November 2007, just two months after being diagnosed. Her final weeks of life were made infinitely better by the support and advice she and our family received from the hospice/palliative-care team. The focus was on quality of life, minimizing pain and dying with dignity, rather than scrambling to extend life. Well be forever grateful that Sara spent her final days on her terms, not following the dictates of an oncology specialist. Jeffrey Boutwell, Columbia My youngest son died of cancer last summer, and our experience with hospice was startling. When David was discharged from Johns Hopkins in early May after taking a sudden turn for the worse, his doctors thought he had only a day or two to live. Our first hospice provider was horrible. Communication among the staff and with us was deplorable. The last straw came one night when it looked like David might bleed out, and the on-call nurse didnt feel like driving all the way from Woodbridge to our home in Reston. She told us to gather dark towels to soak up the blood and then call the funeral home. David ended up living 12 weeks after we brought him home, and after six weeks with the original hospice provider, we switched. It was the difference between night and day. As the article said, most people dont know anything about end-of-life care until its suddenly thrust on them. They dont know what to expect or what they can demand. We were fortunate in that we had the support of a cousin and a friend who both work for hospices. The article shines a light on an area that needs exposure. Lorin Buck, Reston When the team of hospice professionals caring for my elderly mother in northeast Ohio came on board, they immediately cleared a path that was fraught with dead ends, callousness and carelessness bordering on neglect. One of the biggest obstacles my sisters and I faced was finding a physician to visit my mother in the assisted living facility where she lives; without a doctor to write prescriptions or even sign an order for a hospital bed, my mother suffered needlessly. Aggravating her situation was the management of the nursing staff at the facility. While individual nurses were loving and capable, inconsistent staffing and lack of communication also contributed to the progression of my mothers illness. In one fell swoop, hospice landed in our lives and took the helm of my mothers care: Prescriptions were written, a hospital bed arrived, specialists were called. The team, along with two loving aides, who with family members remain by her side, is providing end-of-life palliative care that fully honors and respects my mother. Joan Shifrin, Washington

Despite tough economic times, there are some things the government cant give away. Starting this year, seniors enrolled in Medicare no longer have to pay for more than a dozen tests and other services to help prevent or control cancer and other costly and debilitating diseases. These benefits, which also include an annual wellness exam, are part of the new federal health-care law. But big crowds arent lining up for free mammograms or colonoscopies, although early data indicate that the free wellness checkup is luring patients. Advocates say details about the new benefits havent reached enough seniors, and Medicares information about it isnt easily accessible and can be confusing. Our hope is that by waiving costsharing and making preventive care more affordable, more beneficiaries will get it, said Jonathan Blum, deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. At a senior center in Reston, roughly 35 people recently attended a Medicare 101 meeting that provided information about the free services. Howard Houghton, director of the Fairfax County senior health insurance information program, said he warned the seniors not to delay calling their doctor. You want to do it sooner than later because this law might get repealed, he said. The law might change, so why take a chance? Even doctors have had some trouble figuring out what tests and exams are free and for which patients. Medicare is now paying all costs for most services that earned top ratings from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an advisory group of medical experts. But if patients receive those services more often than recommended or dont have risk factors to qualify for the tests, they can be charged a co-payment. In some cases, seniors may still have to pay for an office visit, even if the screening or test they receive is free. To help clear things up, the American Medical Association issued a two-page guide for doctors. Thats in addition to e-mails that Medicare has sent to physicians and their professional associations. Steven Schwartz, a family physician in Kensington who also teaches at Georgetown Universitys medical school, said his group practice developed its own checklist of the preventive services and is contacting Medicare patients who havent had a wellness exam. In 2008, when co-payments were required for many of the tests and screenings that are now free, only a minority of traditional Medicare beneficiaries in the District, Maryland and Virginia received them. For example: Fewer than 4 percent took advan-

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Annual mammograms are free to many Medicare beneficiaries, but eligible women may not know they can opt for this test.

Do any of these tests look helpful for you?


Here are some of the benefits available for free to Medicare beneficiaries no co-payments, coinsurance or deductibles when provided by health-care professionals who accept Medicare. Annual mammograms for women 40 and older. Cervical cancer screening, including a Pap smear test and pelvic exam, every two years or annually for women with a high risk of cervical cancer. Colorectal cancer screenings every 10 years, or every two if at high risk, for people 50 and older. Cholesterol test and other cardiovascular screenings every five years. Diabetes screening for people at risk for the disease. Medical nutrition counseling to help people manage diabetes or kidney disease (three hours of individual counseling the first year and then two hours annually). Annual prostate cancer screening (for men 50 and older). Vaccines for influenza (annually), pneumonia (once) and hepatitis B for those at risk of the disease. Bone mass measurement every two years (more often if medically necessary) for people at risk of osteoporosis. HIV screening for people who are at increased risk. Smoking cessation counseling.
Susan Jaffe
SOURCE: Your Guide to Medicares Preventive Services, U. S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

on preventive benefits is also available online at www.medicare.gov. But Joe Baker, president of the nonprofit Medicare Rights Center, said seniors usually read the handbook only when they have questions about a benefit. If they havent heard about it, theyre not going to look for it, he said. One reason why seniors may not pay attention to the changes is that they have purchased a supplemental insurance policy or a Medicare Advantage managed-care plan that already offers some preventive health services without additional charges. But cost isnt the only reason that seniors may not be receiving preventive health services. Some people worry about whether procedures will be uncomfortable, and many are afraid of hearing bad news. Its human nature to put off things that arent pleasant, she said. Blum thinks that attitude may be changing. In just the first three months of this year, almost 300,000 seniors nationwide received the new free wellness exam. Based upon what weve seen so far, we are very optimistic that we will have a greater proportion of beneficiaries who will take advantage of the preventive benefits, said Blum.
health-science@washpost.com This article was produced through a collaboration between The Post and Kaiser Health News, which can be found online at www.kaiserhealthnews.org. KHN, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health-care-policy organization that is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

tage of the one-time Welcome to Medicare physical exam. Fewer than 10 percent were tested that year for diabetes. Only 36 to 41 percent of women received mammograms. Only 12 to 15 percent of women got bone density tests. Fewer than 20 percent of men received prostate cancer screenings.

And even though the flu shot was available for free before 2011, fewer than half got one. A list of which preventive services are now free and other information are included in the Medicare & You handbook (available at www.medicare. gov or at 800-MEDICARE), the users manual sent to all 48 million Medicare beneficiaries. A 48-page Medicare guide

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Michelle Andrews

New law recognizes faith-based co-ops that share medical bills


hen Jase and Jennie Stefanski needed to pay a midwife her $5,000 fee for delivering their sixth child 10 months ago, the money came from an unlikely source: people who are members, like them, of a Christian nonprofit group called Samaritan Ministries. In dribs and drabs, the checks arrived, most between $135 and $320, many with personal notes attached congratulating the family. The Stefanskis dont have health insurance. Instead, they belong to a health-care sharing ministry whose members follow biblical teachings that they share each others burdens in this case, their medical costs. Each member pays a monthly fee that varies with family size: Single members generally pay $135, couples $270, single-parent families $200 and twoparent families $320. Members pay the first $300 for any medical expense they incur; when they have bills or needs, as they call them above that amount, they send them to the ministrys Peoria, Ill., offices. The ministry keeps track of the needs, informing other members where to send their monthly check, and letting those who have made requests know what checks to expect. If theres a shortfall one month the last one at Samaritan was a little over a year ago every household seeking help gets a prorated portion of its needs covered, and the ministry asks members for voluntary contributions to make up the difference. If the shortfall continues, members vote on raising the share amount. With 56,000 members, Samaritan is the largest such ministry in the country. Two other major ministries operate slightly differently pooling members money and sending checks out from the ministry bringing the total number of people who are sharing their medical

Although health-care-sharing ministries say theyre not providing health insurance, state regulators sometimes beg to differ.
costs to roughly 125,000. Health-care sharing ministries arent for everyone. In general, members must be practicing Christians attested to by their pastor in some cases and abstain from tobacco and illegal drug use. They must agree not to have sex outside marriage and typically cannot seek help for any medical expenses that arise from such sexual activity. Rules vary about when or if the ministries cover preexisting medical conditions. Although the ministries say that theyre not providing health insurance and are therefore exempt from state insurance regulations, states sometimes beg to differ. Concerned that members may believe such ministries guarantee coverage of their medical bills, regulators have at times tried to shut them down. Theyve made a commitment to what is effectively health insurance, that when you need to have your medical bills paid theyll help or will pay those costs for you, says Mike Kreidler, Washington states insurance commissioner. Earlier this month, Kreidlers department issued a cease-and-desist order to Samaritan. Nonetheless, Kreidler says he believes Samaritan is an upfront group and notes that no complaints have been filed with his office against them. But within days of Kreidlers order, the legislature passed an amendment to an existing bill exempting healthcare sharing ministries from state insurance regulations. The bill is on the governors desk. This months action was the first against Samaritan Ministries, which operates in all 50 states, as does Christian Healthcare Ministries. Lawsuits over unpaid medical bills incurred by its members caused Melbourne, Fla.-based Christian Care Ministry to withdraw from Montana and stop accepting new members in Illinois, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts Center on the States. Washington states Kreidler says he is concerned that the legislatures action may encourage groups that arent legitimate to take consumers money and scam them. What Im afraid of is that you open the door to a Ponzitype scheme and illegal activity from which we have no authority to step in and protect consumers, he says. One of the most important responsibilities of an insurance regulator is to make sure insurers have enough money to pay claims, says Sandy Praeger, the Kansas state insurance commissioner. We monitor their solvency, she says. And as a company builds up its book of business, they have to build up their reserves. Such concerns dont trouble Jase Stefanski, whose family lives near Vancouver, Wash. Its not insurance, I know, he says. Its on my risk. Stefanski says he likes the

Delirium in the ICU


The interventions suggested in Delirium and stress in the ICU [Apr. 12] are adequate, but as a nursing student I have learned that social support is the most important factor in preventing delirium and psychological distress. This can be done by a nurse, relative or friend holding the patients hand while informing him or her of what is going on in a calm and reassuring voice. In this way, the patient does not feel overwhelmed and anxious about what is going on in his or her surroundings. One patient reported, I know what helped me was that people loved me and visited me. You feel like youre fighting for your life. Of course, the fear that the patient undergoes cannot be completely taken away, but it is important for patients to feel loved and protected at the time of need. Jaycee Mateo, Daly City, Calif.

connection with other Christians that Samaritan offers. In addition, its a much more affordable option than the $1,050 a month he was paying for private insurance. Eleven states have laws that specifically exempt health-care sharing ministries from state insurance regulation. The federal health-care overhaul adopted by Congress last year also recognizes ministries that share healthcare expenses as part of their religious practice. The law exempts members of such ministries from the penalty that will be levied against individuals who dont purchase health insurance starting in 2014, a fact which all three of the major ministries highlight to varying degrees on their Web sites. Only long-standing ministries are affected by the new laws exemption clause because it limits recognition to organizations that have 501(c)(3) taxexempt status and have shared medical expenses continuously since at least Dec. 31, 1999. They must also be audited annually by an outside accounting firm. But these criteria wont necessarily stop scammers from creating fake ministries and soliciting members, says Praeger. You have to look at the fine print to see whether its truly one of these [religious] programs or is it someone trying to take advantage of that, she says. I think well see more of that because of the exemption in the Affordable Care Act.
This column is produced through a collaboration between The Post and Kaiser Health News. KHN, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health-care-policy organization that is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. E-mail questions@kaiserhealthnews.org.

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Sonja MacDonald, who was at one point resigned to not learning the cause of her troubling condition

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mystery from E1 out warning, leaving her feeling tired and cold but with no memory of what had just happened. Most specialists agreed that the spells were seizures that sometimes follow a migraine headache. But how, MacDonald wondered, could she have migraine seizures when the occasional headaches she had were not severe? Doctors brushed that question aside, and MacDonald resigned herself to living with whatever was wrong. I told my husband, I will not go back to another doctor. I guess when I drop over someone will believe me, said MacDonald, now 39. In 2009, a new neurologist took a fresh look at her case and in short order figured out what was wrong. The answer, this doctor subsequently learned, had been buried in MacDonalds records for years.

Frozen in place
MacDonald was picking up her infant son in 1998 when the first episode occurred. As she reached into the crib, the left side of her body suddenly went numb and she felt frozen in place. The episode was over in a matter of seconds, but she was spooked. MacDonald called her family doctor, who suggested she might have experienced a transient ischemic attack. Sometimes called a mini stroke, a TIA causes no permanent damage, but it can be a harbinger of a disabling stroke. She underwent an MRI scan, which revealed no sign of a TIA. Several months later, after the episodes recurred, a neurologist ordered another MRI, which suggested an ominous cause: a brain lesion. MacDonald was advised to see a neurosurgeon immediately because she might have a malignant brain tumor. After several anxious weeks she learned the lesion was simply a blood vessel. But doctors were unable to explain the recurring episodes. I would feel a spell coming on starting with a weird feeling that I really cant describe, she recalled. My husband said I would get a blank stare and sometimes I would reach out a grab at things or ramble about the laundry saying things that made no sense or smack her lips. MacDonald had no memory of the spells. Her doctors were baffled because tests including electroencephalographs and various scans revealed nothing. I let it go, MacDonald said. Around 2002 a neurologist decided that the events were seizures, possibly triggered by migraines. I got headaches sometimes, but I wouldnt call them migraines, MacDonald said. The neurologist prescribed phenobarbital, an antiseizure drug that was once the mainstay of epilepsy treatment, but has been eclipsed by newer drugs with fewer side effects. After six weeks, MacDonald said, she stopped taking the drug because it did not control the spells and made her feel wretched. A year later and no better, she consulted a neurologist at a large teaching hospital in Pennsylvania. His diagnosis: multiple sclerosis, which seemed less likely after MacDonald underwent a spinal tap that was found to be normal. In 2004 she drove three hours to a second teaching hospital, this one in Maryland, for another opinion; a neurologist there told her she didnt have MS; he

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Sonja MacDonald decided on surgery last year, despite its considerable risks. But since her operation, she says, she has been able to decrease her reliance on drugs.

suspected the problem was migraine seizures, a diagnosis reiterated by doctors who saw her later, and put her on headache medicines. I just didnt know what to think, and I would sometimes argue with the doctors and tell them that the medications were giving me migraines, but no one seemed to listen, MacDonald recalled. The best thing to do, she decided, was tough it out. As the spells increased in frequency, they began occurring in her sleep. MacDonald said her husband, a prison guard, told her she would sit bolt upright in bed; he tried to capture evidence of the incidents, but by the time he fumbled for his cellphone or grabbed a video camera they were over.

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By 2009, the episodes had taken over MacDonalds life. She had been sent to a nearby emergency room several times from work after she fainted doctors invariably found nothing and MacDonald said she was afraid to go anywhere. What if something happened if I was in a store? Once she had a spell in a grocery store checkout line, which she found acutely embarrassing. Driving was a constant concern, and it was clear that toughing it out was not working. Reluctantly she

agreed to see a new doctor; privately she doubted hed be any more helpful than the others. At her first appointment, in September 2009, Frank Gilliam, chief of neurology at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., told MacDonald and her husband that he wanted her to undergo a specialized video EEG test that required continuous monitoring in the hospital. The test would require a 10-day stay maybe longer to adequately capture images of the seizures and measure her brainwaves. Then he told the couple he suspected he knew what was wrong. MacDonald was admitted to the hospital on Oct. 19. The next morning Gilliam told her that shortly after she had fallen asleep, shed had a seizure. I was stunned, she recalled. I didnt even remember it. After recording more seizures during the next two nights, Gilliam made his diagnosis and sent her home: MacDonald had a form of epilepsy known as complex partial seizures, once called temporal lobe epilepsy. The diagnosis, he said, actually appeared in her records six years earlier when she was prescribed phenobarbital, but inexplicably it was not pursued after the drug failed to work and she stopped taking it. I dont think she ever had migraines,

although roughly 30 percent of people with epilepsy do, said Gilliam, an epilepsy specialist. MacDonalds symptoms, he said, were pretty textbook for complex partial seizures: the aura, followed by a blank stare, gibberish and lip-smacking. The mortality rate for people with complex partial seizures is two to three times greater than for the general population, in some cases because they sustain serious injuries from falls or other accidents, according to an article in the online medical encyclopedia eMedicine. Head trauma and infection can trigger these seizures, which impair awareness and can result in a temporary loss of consciousness. In other cases, such as MacDonalds, there is no apparent cause. MacDonald said her initial reaction was relief. I dont want to say I was happy, but I was glad there was an answer. Id gone through this for 11 years. Gilliam said that some of his patients have had undiagnosed complex partial seizures for as long as 15 years. Ive seen two people in the past week that are exactly like [MacDonalds] case, he said. The difficulty patients have describing the episodes, along with their brevity, may contribute to delayed diagnosis, Gilliam observed. And among some physicians, he added, there is a lackadaisical attitude about finding the correct diagnosis.

Having epilepsy meant an immediate ban on driving MacDonald could not drive until she was seizure-free for six months and a trial of various potent drugs, none of which controlled her seizures. One option when medications fail is surgery to remove the part of the brain where seizures originate, a procedure that can result in a stroke or even sudden death. MacDonald said she was eager to have the operation on the chance that it would end the spells that had consumed her life. On Feb. 2, 2010, she underwent a 10-hour procedure called a craniotomy temporal lobectomy; neurosurgeons removed a portion of her hippocampus to try to quell the episodes. MacDonald has been seizure-free ever since the surgery and takes drugs in diminishing doses; she expects to be weaned completely from the medications in the next year. She said she will be forever grateful to Gilliam for figuring out what was wrong, putting an end to 11 years of frustration and fear. How can you repay somebody for giving you your life back?
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Rosenberg & Associates, LLC 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 8956 CONTINENTAL PL. HYATTSVILLE, MD 20785 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Edward C. Osefo, dated September 10, 2007 and recorded in Liber 28614, folio 428 among the Land Records of Prince George's Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Prince George's Co., 14735 Main St., Upper Marlboro, MD, Duval Wing entrance, located on Main St., on APRIL 27, 2011 AT 2:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and improvements thereon situated in Prince George's Co., MD and described as Tax ID #13-1504505 and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is" condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $27,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George's Co. Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. All public charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, real property taxes, ground rent, condo/HOA dues, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges or condo/HOA fees have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to be announced at the time of sale. If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement, the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all expenses, attorneys fees and the full commission on the sale price of the above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of this sale (including attorneys fees and the full commission on the gross sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or without reselling the property, the Trustees may avail themselves of any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured party for attorneys fees and expenses incurred in connection with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale. The purchaser agrees to pay attorneys fees in the amount of $750.00 plus costs, which fee does not include attendance at any hearings, if the Trustees have moved to resell the property. Hearings will be charged at attorneys hourly rate. Purchaser agrees to pay $295.00 at settlement, to the Seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents, $150.00 may be charged for document preparation and review and an additional $295.00 for review of any motion which may be subsequently filed with the Court to substitute a purchaser herein. Trustees file number 26047. Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, John A. Ansell, III, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com APR. 12, 19 & 26
Rosenberg & Associates, LLC 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 14236 HAMPSHIRE HALL CT., UNIT #407 UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Rondelle M. Price a/k/a Rondell M. Price, dated July 17, 2006 and recorded in Liber 25714, folio 727 among the Land Records of Prince George's Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Prince George's Co., 14735 Main St., Upper Marlboro, MD, Duval Wing entrance, located on Main St., on MAY 4, 2011 AT 2:01 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and improvements thereon situated in Prince George's Co., MD and described as Unit (407) and Garage Unit (g-407) in the "Phase 4, Building Four Hampshire Hall Condominium", Tax ID #03-3274628 and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is" condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $30,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George's Co. Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. All public charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, real property taxes, ground rent, condo/HOA dues, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges or condo/HOA fees have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to be announced at the time of sale. If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement, the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all expenses, attorneys fees and the full commission on the sale price of the above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of this sale (including attorneys fees and the full commission on the gross sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or without reselling the property, the Trustees may avail themselves of any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured party for attorneys fees and expenses incurred in connection with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale. The purchaser agrees to pay attorneys fees in the amount of $750.00 plus costs, which fee does not include attendance at any hearings, if the Trustees have moved to resell the property. Hearings will be charged at attorneys hourly rate. Purchaser agrees to pay $295.00 at settlement, to the Seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents, $150.00 may be charged for document preparation and review and an additional $295.00 for review of any motion which may be subsequently filed with the Court to substitute a purchaser herein. Trustees file number 25982. Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, John A. Ansell, III, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com APR. 19, 26 & MAY 3

Rosenberg & Associates, LLC 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 7678 N. ARBORY WAY, UNIT #184 LAUREL, MD 20707 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Shirley H. Chevalier, dated July 21, 2006 and recorded in Liber 25986, folio 348 among the Land Records of Prince George's Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Prince George's Co., 14735 Main St., Upper Marlboro, MD, Duval Wing entrance, located on Main St., on MAY 4, 2011 AT 2:00 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and improvements thereon situated in Prince George's Co., MD and described as Unit Numbered One Hundred Eighty-Four (184), in Building lettered "S", in the subdivision known as "Phase 6, Arbory Condominium", Tax ID #10-1079763 and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is" condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $22,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George's Co. Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. All public charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, real property taxes, ground rent, condo/HOA dues, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges or condo/HOA fees have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to be announced at the time of sale. If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement, the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all expenses, attorneys fees and the full commission on the sale price of the above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of this sale (including attorneys fees and the full commission on the gross sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or without reselling the property, the Trustees may avail themselves of any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured party for attorneys fees and expenses incurred in connection with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale. The purchaser agrees to pay attorneys fees in the amount of $750.00 plus costs, which fee does not include attendance at any hearings, if the Trustees have moved to resell the property. Hearings will be charged at attorneys hourly rate. Purchaser agrees to pay $295.00 at settlement, to the Seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents, $150.00 may be charged for document preparation and review and an additional $295.00 for review of any motion which may be subsequently filed with the Court to substitute a purchaser herein. Trustees file number 26042. Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, John A. Ansell, III, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com APR. 19, 26 & MAY 3

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Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Henry Lee Williams, Jr. a/k/a Henry L. Williams, Jr., dated July 28, 2006 and recorded in Liber 25760, folio 387 and re-recorded in Liber 30809, folio 14 among the Land Records of Prince George's Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Prince George's Co., 14735 Main St., Upper Marlboro, MD, Duval Wing entrance, located on Main St., on MAY 11, 2011 AT 2:01 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and improvements thereon situated in Prince George's Co., MD and described as Tax ID #11-1162494 and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is" condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $36,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George's Co. Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. All public charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, real property taxes, ground rent, condo/HOA dues, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges or condo/HOA fees have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to be announced at the time of sale. If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement, the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all expenses, attorneys fees and the full commission on the sale price of the above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of this sale (including attorneys fees and the full commission on the gross sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or without reselling the property, the Trustees may avail themselves of any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured party for attorneys fees and expenses incurred in connection with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale. The purchaser agrees to pay attorneys fees in the amount of $750.00 plus costs, which fee does not include attendance at any hearings, if the Trustees have moved to resell the property. Hearings will be charged at attorneys hourly rate. Purchaser agrees to pay $295.00 at settlement, to the Seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents, $150.00 may be charged for document preparation and review and an additional $295.00 for review of any motion which may be subsequently filed with the Court to substitute a purchaser herein. Trustees file number 26980. Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, John A. Ansell, III, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com APR. 26, MAY 3 & 10

Rosenberg & Associates, LLC 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEES SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 8679 GREENBELT RD., UNIT #T1 GREENBELT, MD 20770 Under a power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from Nicole A. Williams, dated May 15, 2008 and recorded in Liber 29712, folio 177 among the Land Records of Prince George's Co., MD, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Sub. Trustees will sell at public auction at the Circuit Court for Prince George's Co., 14735 Main St., Upper Marlboro, MD, Duval Wing entrance, located on Main St., on MAY 11, 2011 AT 2:02 PM ALL THAT FEE-SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND, together with the buildings and improvements thereon situated in Prince George's Co., MD and described as Unit numbered 8679/T in a Condominium known as Chelsea Woods Court Condominium, Tax ID #21-2430031 and more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. The property, which is improved by a dwelling, will be sold in an "as is" condition and subject to conditions, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. Terms of Sale: A deposit of $15,000 by cash or certified check. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for Prince George's Co. Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase money at the rate pursuant to the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date funds are received in the office of the Sub. Trustees. There will be no abatement of interest in the event additional funds are tendered before settlement or if settlement is delayed for any reason. The noteholder shall not be obligated to pay interest if it is the purchaser. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE FOR THE PURCHASER. All public charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, real property taxes, ground rent, condo/HOA dues, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges or condo/HOA fees have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining physical possession of the property. Purchaser assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Additional terms to be announced at the time of sale. If the Sub. Trustees are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit without interest. If the purchaser fails to go to settlement, the deposit shall be forfeited, to the Trustees for application against all expenses, attorneys fees and the full commission on the sale price of the above-scheduled foreclosure sale. In the event of default, all expenses of this sale (including attorneys fees and the full commission on the gross sale price of this sale) shall be charged against and paid out of the forfeited deposit. The Trustees may then re-advertise and resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting purchaser or without reselling the property, the Trustees may avail themselves of any legal or equitable remedies against the defaulting purchaser. In the event of a resale, the defaulting purchaser shall not be entitled to receive the surplus, if any, even if such surplus results from improvements to the property by said defaulting purchaser and the defaulting purchaser shall be liable to the Trustees and secured party for attorneys fees and expenses incurred in connection with all litigation involving the Property or the proceeds of the resale. The purchaser agrees to pay attorneys fees in the amount of $750.00 plus costs, which fee does not include attendance at any hearings, if the Trustees have moved to resell the property. Hearings will be charged at attorneys hourly rate. Purchaser agrees to pay $295.00 at settlement, to the Seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents, $150.00 may be charged for document preparation and review and an additional $295.00 for review of any motion which may be subsequently filed with the Court to substitute a purchaser herein. Trustees file number 26944. Diane S. Rosenberg, Mark D. Meyer, John A. Ansell, III, Substitute Trustees ALEX COOPER AUCTS., INC. 908 YORK RD., TOWSON, MD 21204 410-828-4838 www.alexcooper.com APR. 26, MAY 3 & 10

Law Offices ALLAN P. FEIGELSON, P.A. Laurel Lakes Executive Park 8337 Cherry Lane Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-362-2900 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS 5901 LONGFELLOW STREET RIVERDALE, MD 20737 APRIL 28, 2011 AT 1:20 PM By virtue of a power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from GABRIEL E. OBOITE AND JOAN C. UKEOMAH, dated October 5, 2005 and recorded in the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, at Liber 23944, Folio 502, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction, at 14735 MAIN ST, DUVAL WING ENTRANCE, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772. All that FEE SIMPLE lot of ground and the improvements thereon, situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY and being more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. THE PROPERTY IS IMPROVED BY A DWELLING. THE PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF $225,625.00. The sale is subject to post-sale review of the status of the loan and that if any agreement to cancel the sale was entered into by the lender and borrower prior to the sale then the sale is void and the purchaser's deposit shall be refunded without interest. Purchaser must obtain possession and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of the auction forward. The property will be sold in an "as is" condition, without express or implied warranty as to the nature and description of the improvements as contained herein, and subject to conditions restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $23,000.00 by cash, certified check or cashier's check will be required of the purchaser, if other than the noteholder, at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, time being of the essence. If the purchaser defaults, in addition to other available remedies, the deposit will be forfeited and the property may be resold at the purchaser's risk and expense. Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 6.875 %, per annum, from date of sale to date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason, there shall be no abatement of interest. Taxes, ground rent, if any, water, condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, all public charges/assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if applicable, to be adjusted for the current year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner association dues and assessments that may become due after the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Cost of all documentary www.hwestauctions.com stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by APRIL 26, MAY 3, 10, 2011 11313442 the purchaser. Purchaser must obtain possession and assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Purchaser agrees to pay $295.00 at settlement to the Volunteer in the seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents. If the Substitute Trustee(s) are unable to convey good and marketable community and earn title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit. (File # 10067) PostPoints. Allan P. Feigelson, Esquire Paul V. Margolis, Esquire Substitute Trustee(s)
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Samuel I. White, P.C. Law Offices ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW ALLAN P. FEIGELSON, P.A. 5040 CORPORATE WOODS DRIVE, SUITE 120 Laurel Lakes Executive Park VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23462 8337 Cherry Lane SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF Laurel, Maryland 20707 VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY 301-362-2900 KNOWN AS SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY 1830 METZEROTT ROAD HYATTSVILLE, MD 20783 KNOWN AS Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain 8640 BRAE BROOKE DRIVE Deed of Trust from FRANCESS G. DECKER A/K/A FRANCESS LANHAM, MD 20706 G. WALKER AND FLORENCE T. GOODING to JAMES R.BROWN, APRIL 28, 2011 AT 1:12 PM III AND JOHN F. BROWN, Trustee(s), dated March 14, 2006, By virtue of a power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust and recorded among the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S from OLASOJI OLANIYI, dated March 6, 2007 and recorded in COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 24809, folio 424, the holder the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of Trust having at Liber 27431, Folio 382, default having occurred under appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by instrument the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at public duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, default having auction, at 14735 MAIN ST, DUVAL WING ENTRANCE, UPPER occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of the MARLBORO, MD 20772. All that FEE SIMPLE lot of ground party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will and the improvements thereon, situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S offer for sale at public auction at the FRONT OF THE PRINCE COUNTY and being more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN Trust. ST, DUVAL WING ENTRANCE, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 THE PROPERTY IS IMPROVED BY A DWELLING. THE PRINCION, PAL BALANCE OF $267,000.00. MAY 12, 2011 at 10:04 AM The sale is subject to post-sale review of the status of the loan ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements and that if any agreement to cancel the sale was entered into by thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and the lender and borrower prior to the sale then the sale is void described as follows: and the purchaser's deposit shall be refunded without interest. UNIT NO. 305 AND BUILDING UNIT NO. 19 IN A CONDOMINIPurchaser must obtain possession and assumes risk of loss or UM KNOWN AS "PRESIDENTIAL PARK CONDOMINIUM", AS damage to the property from the date of the auction forward. ESTABLISHED BY A CONDOMINIUM DECLARATION RECORDThe property will be sold in an "as is" condition, without express ED IN LIBER 5423 AT FOLIO 767, AND AS SHOWN ON THE or implied warranty as to the nature and description of the CONDOMINIUM PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK NLP 110, AS improvements as contained herein, and subject to conditions PLATS 16 THROUGH 45, BOTH INCLUSIVE, ALL AMONG THE restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, LAND RECORDS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND. and with no warranty of any kind. AS AMENDED BY FIRST AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION AND TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $27,000.00 by cash, certified BY-LAWS OF PRESIDENTIAL PARK CONDOMINIUM RECORDcheck or cashier's check will be required of the purchaser, if ED IN LIBER 5522 AT FOLIO 598, AND AMENDED PLATS other than the noteholder, at time and place of sale. Balance RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK NLP 113, AS PLATS 24 AND of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days 25, BOTH INCLUSIVE, ALL AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for PRINCE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND. AS AMENDED BY GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, time being of the essence. If SECOND AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION AND BY-LAWS OF the purchaser defaults, in addition to other available remedies, PRESIDENTIAL PARK CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN LIBER the deposit will be forfeited and the property may be resold at 5530 AT FOLIO 638, AND AMENDED PLATS RECORDED IN the purchaser's risk and expense. Interest to be paid on the PLAT BOOK NLP 113, AS PLATS 42 THROUGH 47 BOTH unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 6.75 %, per annum, INCLUSIVE, AMONG THE AFORESAID LAND RECORDS. AS from date of sale to date funds are received in the office of AMENDED BY THE THIRD AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION the Substitute Trustees. In the event settlement is delayed for AND BY-LAWS OF PRESIDENTIAL PARK CONDOMINIUM any reason, there shall be no abatement of interest. Taxes, RECORDED IN LIBER 5540 AT FOLIO 284, AND AMENDED ground rent, if any, water, condominium fees and/or homeowners PLATS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK NLP 113, AS PLATS 72 association dues, if any, all public charges/assessments payable THROUGH 74, BOTH INCLUSIVE, AMONG THE AFORESAID on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan LAND RECORDS. AS AMENDED BY FOURTH AMENDMENT district charges, if applicable, to be adjusted for the current TO DECLARATION AND B-LAWS OF PRESIDENTIAL PARK year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN LIBER 5557 AT FOLIO 96, If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner association dues AND AMENDED PLATS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK NLP and assessments that may become due after the time of sale will 113, AS PLATS 89 THROUGH 91, BOTH INCLUSIVE AMONG be the responsibility of the purchaser. Cost of all documentary THE AFORESAID LAND RECORDS. AS AMENDED BY FIFTH stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION AND BY-LAWS OF PRESIthe purchaser. Purchaser must obtain possession and assumes DENTIAL PARK CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN LIBER 5557 the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale AT FOLIO 354, AND AMENDED PLATS RECORDED IN PLAT forward. Purchaser agrees to pay $295.00 at settlement to the BOOK NLP 114, AS PLATS 6 THROUGH 8, BOTH INCLUSIVE, seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents. If the AMONG THE AFORESAID LAND RECORDS. AS AMENDED BY Substitute Trustee(s) are unable to convey good and marketable THE SIXTH AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION AND BY-LAWS OF title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be PRESIDENTIAL PARK CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN LIBER limited to a refund of the deposit. (File # 09367) 5563 AT FOLIO 508, AND AMENDED PLATS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK NLP 114, AS PLATS 9 THROUGH 11, BOTH Allan P. Feigelson, Esquire INCLUSIVE, AMONG THE AFORESAID LAND RECORDS. AS Paul V. Margolis, Esquire AMENDED BY THE SEVENTH AMENDMENT TO DECLARATION Substitute Trustee(s) AND BY-LAWS OF PRESIDENTIAL PARK CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN LIBER 5571 AT FOLIO 53, AND AMENDED PLATS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK NLP 114, AS PLATS 27 THROUGH 29, BOTH INCLUSIVE, AMONG THE LAND RECORDS. www.hwestauctions.com The property will be sold in an "AS IS" condition without either www.hwestauctions.com www.hwestauctions.com APRIL 12, 19, 26, 2011 11306892 11306847 express or implied warranty or representation, including but APRIL 12, 19, 26, 2011 11306837 APRIL 12, 19, 26, 2011 not limited to the description, fitness for a particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, construction, Samuel I. White, P.C. extent of construction, workmanship, materials, liability, zoning, Samuel I. White, P.C. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW subdivision, environmental condition, merchantability, compliATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW 5040 CORPORATE WOODS DRIVE, SUITE 120 ance with building or housing codes or other laws, ordinances or 5040 CORPORATE WOODS DRIVE, SUITE 120 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23462 regulations, or other similar matters, and subject to easements, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23462 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF Law Offices agreements and restrictions of record which affect the same, if SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY ALLAN P. FEIGELSON, P.A. any. VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY KNOWN AS Laurel Lakes Executive Park TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $10,000.00 payable in cash, KNOWN AS 8337 Cherry Lane 11011 MAIDEN DRIVE certified check or by a cashier's check will be required from Laurel, Maryland 20707 7111 OAKLEY ROAD BOWIE, MD 20720 purchaser at time of sale, balance in cash upon final ratification 301-362-2900 GLENN DALE, MD 20769 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain of sale by the Circuit Court of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from JOSE DANIEL OLAYA to VICKI L. PARRY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 3.50% on unpaid OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY Deed of Trust from GAYLE PRIMROSE to JOSEPH G. BLUME, Trustee(s), dated June 10, 2008, and recorded among the Land purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement. The JR., Trustee(s), dated December 29, 2006, and recorded among Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be required to post a KNOWN AS the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND 30048, folio 417, the holder of the indebtedness secured by deposit. The purchaser will be required to complete settlement 7231 CARRIAGE HILL DRIVE in Liber 27050, folio 169, the holder of the indebtedness this Deed of Trust having appointed the undersigned Substitute of the purchase within TEN (10) DAYS of the ratification of LAUREL, MD 20707 secured by this Deed of Trust having appointed the undersigned Trustees, by instrument duly recorded among the aforesaid Land the sale by the Court otherwise the purchaser's deposit shall be APRIL 28, 2011 AT 1:02 PM Substitute Trustees, by instrument duly recorded among the Records, default having occurred under the terms thereof, and forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and expense aforesaid Land Records, default having occurred under the By virtue of a power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned of the purchaser. All other public charges or assessments, terms thereof, and at the request of the party secured thereby, AFAM B. OKAFOR, dated October 25, 2006 and recorded in Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the including water/sewer charges, ground rent, condo/HOA dues the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, FRONT OF THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COURTHOUSE whether incurred prior to or after sale, shall be borne by auction at the FRONT OF THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY at Liber 26296, Folio 609, default having occurred under LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, DUVAL WING ENTRANCE, purchaser. Taxes if any, to be adjusted to date of sale. Cost of COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 14735 MAIN ST, DUVAL WING the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at public UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON, all documentary stamps and transfer taxes and all other costs auction, at 14735 MAIN ST, DUVAL WING ENTRANCE, UPPER ENTRANCE, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 ON, incident to the settlement shall be borne by the purchaser. If MAY 12, 2011 at 10:06 AM MARLBORO, MD 20772. All that FEE SIMPLE lot of ground applicable, condominium and/or homeowner association dues MAY 12, 2011 at 10:02 AM and the improvements thereon, situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements COUNTY and being more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and and assessments that may become due after the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Purchaser agrees to pay thereon situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD and Trust. described as follows: $275.00 at settlement to the seller's attorney, for review of the described as follows: THE PROPERTY IS IMPROVED BY A DWELLING. THE PRINCI- LOT NUMBERED TWENTY-EIGHT (28) IN BLOCK LETTERED settlement documents. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for LOT 4 AS SHOWN AND SET OUT ON PLAT ENTITLED "PLAT PAL BALANCE OF $383,983.00. "C" IN THE SUBDIVSION KNOWN AS "PLAT NO. TWO (2), any reason, including post sale lender audit, or the Substitute ONE-GLENDALE FOREST" RECORDED AMONG THE LAND GLENN DALE ESTATES" AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT Trustees are unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to RECORDS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND IN The sale is subject to post-sale review of the status of the loan BOOK WWW 89, PLAT 33,AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF take place for any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law and that if any agreement to cancel the sale was entered into by PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND. PLAT BOOK 197 AT PLAT 27. or equity shall be limited to the refund of the aforementioned the lender and borrower prior to the sale then the sale is void The property will be sold in an "AS IS" condition without either and the purchaser's deposit shall be refunded without interest. The property will be sold in an "AS IS" condition without either deposit. Upon refund of the deposit, this sale shall be void and of express or implied warranty or representation, including but Purchaser must obtain possession and assumes risk of loss or express or implied warranty or representation, including but no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against not limited to the description, fitness for a particular purpose damage to the property from the date of the auction forward. not limited to the description, fitness for a particular purpose the Substitute Trustees. The sale is subject to post-sale review of or use, structural integrity, physical condition, construction, or use, structural integrity, physical condition, construction, the status of the loan and that if any agreement to cancel the extent of construction, workmanship, materials, liability, zoning, The property will be sold in an "as is" condition, without express extent of construction, workmanship, materials, liability, zoning, sale was entered into by the lender and borrower prior to the subdivision, environmental condition, merchantability, compli- or implied warranty as to the nature and description of the subdivision, environmental condition, merchantability, compli- sale then the sale is void and the purchaser's deposit shall be ance with building or housing codes or other laws, ordinances or improvements as contained herein, and subject to conditions ance with building or housing codes or other laws, ordinances or refunded without interest. File No. (50-020641-10) regulations, or other similar matters, and subject to easements, restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, regulations, or other similar matters, and subject to easements, DANIEL J. PESACHOWITZ, Esquire, agreements and restrictions of record which affect the same, if and with no warranty of any kind. agreements and restrictions of record which affect the same, if RANDA S. AZZAM, Esquire, TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $38,000.00 by cash, certified any. any. LAURA D. HARRIS, Esquire, TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $50,000.00 payable in cash, check or cashier's check will be required of the purchaser, if TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $30,000.00 payable in cash, ROBERT E. FRAZIER, Esquire, certified check or by a cashier's check will be required from other than the noteholder, at time and place of sale. Balance certified check or by a cashier's check will be required from JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, Esquire, purchaser at time of sale, balance in cash upon final ratification of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days purchaser at time of sale, balance in cash upon final ratification DEENA L. REYNOLDS, Esquire, of sale by the Circuit Court of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for PRINCE of sale by the Circuit Court of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Substitute Trustees GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, time being of the essence. If MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 6.25% on unpaid MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 6.915% on unpaid purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement. The the purchaser defaults, in addition to other available remedies, purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement. The secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be required to post a the deposit will be forfeited and the property may be resold at secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be required to post a deposit. The purchaser will be required to complete settlement the purchaser's risk and expense. Interest to be paid on the deposit. The purchaser will be required to complete settlement of the purchase within TEN (10) DAYS of the ratification of unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 6.125 %, per annum, of the purchase within TEN (10) DAYS of the ratification of the sale by the Court otherwise the purchaser's deposit shall be from date of sale to date funds are received in the office of the sale by the Court otherwise the purchaser's deposit shall be www.hwestauctions.com forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and expense the Substitute Trustees. In the event settlement is delayed for forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and expense APRIL 26, MAY 3, 10, 2011 11294194 of the purchaser. All other public charges or assessments, any reason, there shall be no abatement of interest. Taxes, of the purchaser. All other public charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, condo/HOA dues ground rent, if any, water, condominium fees and/or homeowners including water/sewer charges, ground rent, condo/HOA dues association dues, if any, all public charges/assessments payable whether incurred prior to or after sale, shall be borne by whether incurred prior to or after sale, shall be borne by purchaser. Taxes if any, to be adjusted to date of sale. Cost of on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan purchaser. Taxes if any, to be adjusted to date of sale. Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes and all other costs district charges, if applicable, to be adjusted for the current all documentary stamps and transfer taxes and all other costs incident to the settlement shall be borne by the purchaser. If year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. incident to the settlement shall be borne by the purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner association dues If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner association dues applicable, condominium and/or homeowner association dues and assessments that may become due after the time of sale will and assessments that may become due after the time of sale will and assessments that may become due after the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Purchaser agrees to pay be the responsibility of the purchaser. Cost of all documentary be the responsibility of the purchaser. Purchaser agrees to pay $275.00 at settlement to the seller's attorney, for review of the stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by $275.00 at settlement to the seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for the purchaser. Purchaser must obtain possession and assumes settlement documents. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for any reason, including post sale lender audit, or the Substitute the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale any reason, including post sale lender audit, or the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to forward. Purchaser agrees to pay $295.00 at settlement to the Trustees are unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to take place for any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents. If the take place for any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the aforementioned Substitute Trustee(s) are unable to convey good and marketable or equity shall be limited to the refund of the aforementioned deposit. Upon refund of the deposit, this sale shall be void and of title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be deposit. Upon refund of the deposit, this sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against limited to a refund of the deposit. (File # 10263) no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against Allan P. Feigelson, Esquire the Substitute Trustees. The sale is subject to post-sale review of the Substitute Trustees. The sale is subject to post-sale review of Paul V. Margolis, Esquire the status of the loan and that if any agreement to cancel the the status of the loan and that if any agreement to cancel the Substitute Trustee(s) sale was entered into by the lender and borrower prior to the sale was entered into by the lender and borrower prior to the sale then the sale is void and the purchaser's deposit shall be sale then the sale is void and the purchaser's deposit shall be Get fast refunded without interest. File No. (50-031878-09) refunded without interest. File No. (50-016181-10) DANIEL J. PESACHOWITZ, Esquire, DANIEL J. PESACHOWITZ, Esquire, results with RANDA S. AZZAM, Esquire, RANDA S. AZZAM, Esquire, LAURA D. HARRIS, Esquire, LAURA D. HARRIS, Esquire, an ad in ROBERT E. FRAZIER, Esquire, ROBERT E. FRAZIER, Esquire, www.hwestauctions.com APRIL 12, 19, 26, 2011 11306621 JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, Esquire, JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, Esquire, DEENA L. REYNOLDS, Esquire, DEENA L. REYNOLDS, Esquire, The Post. Substitute Trustees75955 Substitute Trustees

Law Offices ALLAN P. FEIGELSON, P.A. Laurel Lakes Executive Park 8337 Cherry Lane Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-362-2900 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS 8512 LOCUST GROVE DRIVE LAUREL, MD 20707 APRIL 28, 2011 AT 1:16 PM By virtue of a power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from TRONG C. DO AND NGOC ANH-THI DO, dated December 21, 2005 and recorded in the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, at Liber 24195, Folio 271, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction, at 14735 MAIN ST, DUVAL WING ENTRANCE, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772. All that FEE SIMPLE lot of ground and the improvements thereon, situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY and being more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. THE PROPERTY IS IMPROVED BY A DWELLING. THE PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF $373,971.00. The sale is subject to post-sale review of the status of the loan and that if any agreement to cancel the sale was entered into by the lender and borrower prior to the sale then the sale is void and the purchaser's deposit shall be refunded without interest. Purchaser must obtain possession and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of the auction forward. The property will be sold in an "as is" condition, without express or implied warranty as to the nature and description of the improvements as contained herein, and subject to conditions restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $37,000.00 by cash, certified check or cashier's check will be required of the purchaser, if other than the noteholder, at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, time being of the essence. If the purchaser defaults, in addition to other available remedies, the deposit will be forfeited and the property may be resold at the purchaser's risk and expense. Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 3.500 %, per annum, from date of sale to date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason, there shall be no abatement of interest. Taxes, ground rent, if any, water, condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, all public charges/assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if applicable, to be adjusted for the current year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner association dues and assessments that may become due after the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser must obtain possession and assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Purchaser agrees to pay $295.00 at settlement to the seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents. If the Substitute Trustee(s) are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit. (File # 10170) Allan P. Feigelson, Esquire Paul V. Margolis, Esquire Substitute Trustee(s)

Law Offices ALLAN P. FEIGELSON, P.A. Laurel Lakes Executive Park 8337 Cherry Lane Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-362-2900 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS 7955 RIGGS ROAD #1 HYATTSVILLE, MD 20783 APRIL 28, 2011 AT 1:14 PM By virtue of a power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from JUAN CARLOS ROSALES AND DORIS A. TURCIOS, dated May 11, 2007 and recorded in the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, at Liber 28040, Folio 161, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction, at 14735 MAIN ST, DUVAL WING ENTRANCE, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772. All that FEE SIMPLE lot of ground and the improvements thereon, situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY and being more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. THE PROPERTY IS IMPROVED BY A DWELLING. THE PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF $191,880.00. The sale is subject to post-sale review of the status of the loan and that if any agreement to cancel the sale was entered into by the lender and borrower prior to the sale then the sale is void and the purchaser's deposit shall be refunded without interest. Purchaser must obtain possession and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of the auction forward. The property will be sold in an "as is" condition, without express or implied warranty as to the nature and description of the improvements as contained herein, and subject to conditions restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $19,000.00 by cash, certified check or cashier's check will be required of the purchaser, if other than the noteholder, at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, time being of the essence. If the purchaser defaults, in addition to other available remedies, the deposit will be forfeited and the property may be resold at the purchaser's risk and expense. Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 6.000 %, per annum, from date of sale to date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason, there shall be no abatement of interest. Taxes, ground rent, if any, water, condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, all public charges/assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if applicable, to be adjusted for the current year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner association dues and assessments that may become due after the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser must obtain possession and assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Purchaser agrees to pay $295.00 at settlement to the seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents. If the Substitute Trustee(s) are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit. (File # 10159) Allan P. Feigelson, Esquire Paul V. Margolis, Esquire Substitute Trustee(s)

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Samuel I. White, P.C. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW 5040 CORPORATE WOODS DRIVE, SUITE 120 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23462 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE FEE SIMPLE PROPERTY KNOWN AS 578 PRIMUS COURT FREDERICK, MD 21703 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust from SAUL MAJALCA AND JESUS MARIA MAJALCA to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY, Trustee(s), dated April 12, 2007, and recorded among the Land Records of FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND in Liber 6588, folio 0098, the holder of the indebtedness secured by this Deed of Trust having appointed the undersigned Substitute Trustees, by instrument duly recorded among the aforesaid Land Records, default having occurred under the terms thereof, and at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the FRONT OF THE FREDERICK COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 100 W. PATRICK ST, FREDERICK, MD 21701 ON, MAY 11, 2011 at 10:02 AM ALL THAT FEE SIMPLE LOT OF GROUND and improvements thereon situated in FREDERICK COUNTY, MD and described as follows: BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 173 IN A SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS "PLAT ONE, PROSPECT VIEW" AS PER PLATTHEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 61 AT PLAT 89 AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND. The property will be sold in an "AS IS" condition without either express or implied warranty or representation, including but not limited to the description, fitness for a particular purpose or use, structural integrity, physical condition, construction, extent of construction, workmanship, materials, liability, zoning, subdivision, environmental condition, merchantability, compliance with building or housing codes or other laws, ordinances or regulations, or other similar matters, and subject to easements, agreements and restrictions of record which affect the same, if any. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $20,000.00 payable in cash, certified check or by a cashier's check will be required from purchaser at time of sale, balance in cash upon final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court of FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND interest to be paid at the rate of 6.375% on unpaid purchase money from date of sale to date of settlement. The secured party herein, if a bidder, shall not be required to post a deposit. The purchaser will be required to complete settlement of the purchase within TEN (10) DAYS of the ratification of the sale by the Court otherwise the purchaser's deposit shall be forfeited and the property will be resold at the risk and expense of the purchaser. All other public charges or assessments, including water/sewer charges, ground rent, condo/HOA dues whether incurred prior to or after sale, shall be borne by purchaser. Taxes if any, to be adjusted to date of sale. Cost of all documentary stamps and transfer taxes and all other costs incident to the settlement shall be borne by the purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner association dues and assessments that may become due after the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Purchaser agrees to pay $275.00 at settlement to the seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents. If the sale is rescinded or not ratified for any reason, including post sale lender audit, or the Substitute Trustees are unable to convey insurable title or a resale is to take place for any reason, the purchaser(s) sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the aforementioned deposit. Upon refund of the deposit, this sale shall be void and of no effect, and the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Substitute Trustees. The sale is subject to post-sale review of the status of the loan and that if any agreement to cancel the sale was entered into by the lender and borrower prior to the sale then the sale is void and the purchaser's deposit shall be refunded without interest. File No. (50-010778-10) www.hwestauctions.com DANIEL J. PESACHOWITZ, Esquire, APRIL 19, 26, MAY 3, 2011 11312900 RANDA S. AZZAM, Esquire, 873 LAURA D. HARRIS, Esquire, Prince William County 875 Fauquier County TRUSTEE'S SALE OF 6161 Willow ROBERT E. FRAZIER, Esquire, TRUSTEE'S SALE Place, Unit # 305, Bealeton, VA 1910 Old Post Terrace JOHN E. DRISCOLL III, Esquire, 22712. In execution of a certain Woodbridge, VA 22191 deed of trust dated August 19, Parcel ID 8391-31-3693 DEENA L. REYNOLDS, Esquire, 2008, in the original principal Pursuant to the terms of a deed Substitute Trustees75955 amount of $183,097.00 recorded

Law Offices ALLAN P. FEIGELSON, P.A. Laurel Lakes Executive Park 8337 Cherry Lane Laurel, Maryland 20707 301-362-2900 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE OF IMPROVED REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS 16609 PLEASANT COLONY DRIVE UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772 MAY 5, 2011 AT 1:00 PM By virtue of a power of sale contained in a Deed of Trust from ALAMEZIE E. OJIAKU AND NGOZI OJIAKU, dated October 26, 2006 and recorded in the Land Records of PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, at Liber 26860, Folio 293, default having occurred under the terms thereof, the Substitute Trustees will sell at public auction, at 14735 MAIN ST, DUVAL WING ENTRANCE, UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772. All that FEE SIMPLE lot of ground and the improvements thereon, situated in PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY and being more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. THE PROPERTY IS IMPROVED BY A DWELLING. THE PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF $940,849.00. THE PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO IRS 120 DAY RIGHT OF REDEMPTION. The sale is subject to post-sale review of the status of the loan and that if any agreement to cancel the sale was entered into by the lender and borrower prior to the sale then the sale is void and the purchaser's deposit shall be refunded without interest. Purchaser must obtain possession and assumes risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of the auction forward. The property will be sold in an "as is" condition, without express or implied warranty as to the nature and description of the improvements as contained herein, and subject to conditions restrictions and agreements of record affecting the same, if any, and with no warranty of any kind. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of $94,000.00 by cash, certified check or cashier's check will be required of the purchaser, if other than the noteholder, at time and place of sale. Balance of the purchase price to be paid in cash within ten days of final ratification of sale by the Circuit Court for PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, time being of the essence. If the purchaser defaults, in addition to other available remedies, the deposit will be forfeited and the property may be resold at the purchaser's risk and expense. Interest to be paid on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 2.625 %, per annum, from date of sale to date funds are received in the office of the Substitute Trustees. In the event settlement is delayed for any reason, there shall be no abatement of interest. Taxes, ground rent, if any, water, condominium fees and/or homeowners association dues, if any, all public charges/assessments payable on an annual basis, including sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if applicable, to be adjusted for the current year to date of sale and assumed thereafter by the purchaser. If applicable, condominium and/or homeowner association dues and assessments that may become due after the time of sale will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Cost of all documentary stamps, transfer taxes and settlement expenses shall be borne by the purchaser. Purchaser must obtain possession and assumes the risk of loss or damage to the property from the date of sale forward. Purchaser agrees to pay $295.00 at settlement to the seller's attorney, for review of the settlement documents. If the Substitute Trustee(s) are unable to convey good and marketable title, the purchaser's sole remedy in law and equity shall be limited to a refund of the deposit. (File # 10179) Allan P. Feigelson, Esquire Paul V. Margolis, Esquire Substitute Trustee(s)

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE 6917 Lafayette Park Drive Annandale, VA, 22003 By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust dated January 23, 2007, and recorded in Deed Book 19800, Page 2157 in the Clerks Office for the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, VA, securing a loan which was originally $301,500.00. The appointed TRUSTEE, Commonwealth Trustees will offer for sale at public auction at in front of the entrance to the new Fairfax County Courthouse located at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 on May 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM improved real property, with an abbreviated legal description of Lot 57, Section Two, Lafayette Park, and as more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold AS IS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. A deposit of $34,000.00 in cash or cashiers check payable to the TRUSTEE will be required at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price, with interest at the rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date said funds are received in the office of the TRUSTEE, will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale. In the event of default by the successful bidder, the entire deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the costs and expenses of sale and Trustee's fee. All other public charges or assessments, including real property taxes, water/sewer charges, ground rent, condo/HOA dues or assessments, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges or condo/HOA fees have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Purchaser agrees to pay the Seller's attorneys at settlement, a fee of $295.00 for review of the settlement documents. Additional terms will be announced at the time of sale and the successful bidder will be required to execute and deliver to the Substitute Trustees a memorandum or contract of the sale at the conclusion of bidding. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosenberg & Associates, LLC (Attorney for Commonwealth Trustees, LLC) 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 301-907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE 5712 Walnut Wood Lane Burke, VA, 22015-2709 By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust dated January 3, 2006, and recorded in Deed Book 18112, Page 1677 in the Clerks Office for the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, VA, securing a loan which was originally $340,000.00. The appointed TRUSTEE, Commonwealth Trustees will offer for sale at public auction at in front of the entrance to the new Fairfax County Courthouse located at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 on May 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM improved real property, with an abbreviated legal description of Lot 683, Section 19-E, BURKE CENTRE, and as more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold AS IS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. A deposit of $36,000.00 in cash or cashiers check payable to the TRUSTEE will be required at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price, with interest at the rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date said funds are received in the office of the TRUSTEE, will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale. In the event of default by the successful bidder, the entire deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the costs and expenses of sale and Trustee's fee. All other public charges or assessments, including real property taxes, water/sewer charges, ground rent, condo/HOA dues or assessments, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges or condo/HOA fees have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Purchaser agrees to pay the Seller's attorneys at settlement, a fee of $295.00 for review of the settlement documents. Additional terms will be announced at the time of sale and the successful bidder will be required to execute and deliver to the Substitute Trustees a memorandum or contract of the sale at the conclusion of bidding. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosenberg & Associates, LLC (Attorney for Commonwealth Trustees, LLC) 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 301-907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com
NOTICE OF TRUSTEES SALE By virtue of the authority vested in the undersigned Substitute Trustee by that certain Deed of Trust recorded among the land records of the County of Fairfax, Virginia, in Deed Book 20817 at Page 1490, wherein a conveyance was made from GALLOPING GHOST, LLC to RACHEL J. GOLDSTEIN and MICHAEL J. WADE, Trustees dated December 1, 2009, CHRIS BEATLEY having been substituted as Trustee in the place and stead of RACHEL J. GOLDSTEIN and MICHAEL J. WADE. Default having been made under the terms of the Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee, at the direction of the party secured thereby, hereby offers for sale at public auction on the front steps of the County of Fairfax Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, on FRIDAY April 29, 2011 at 9:00A.M. that certain lot or parcel of land, with valuable improvements, situate, lying and being in the County of Fairfax, Commonwealth of Virginia, and more particularly described as follows: 6116 Rolling Road, Suite 209, Springfield, VA 22152. Tax ID # 0793-27-0209 This sale is subject to any and all conditions, restrictions, rights of way, easements, reservations and other matters of record. This sale is further subject to valid filed or unfiled mechanics liens, materialmens liens, condominium liens, homeowners association liens, and suits to enforce same, if any. The property shall be sold without warranty as to the accuracy of information furnished to the Trustee and made available to prospective bidders. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of TEN THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($10,000.00) cash, certified or cashiers check will be required by the successful bidder at the time of sale with the balance due at settlement, which shall be held on or before fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Time shall be of the essence with respect to settlement. The deposit shall be applied to the credit of the successful bidder at settlement; or, in the event of the failure to complete settlement, within fifteen (15) days after the date of the sale, in accordance with the terms of the sale, the deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the cost of sale, including Trustees fees, and the property shall be resold at the cost and expense of the defaulting purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be in cash or its equivalent at the time of settlement. The successful bidder will be required to sign a Memorandum of Sale containing these and other terms. The subject property and any improvements thereon shall be sold in as is condition without warranties of any kind. All costs of the conveyance, which shall be by Special Warranty, shall be at the cost of the purchaser. CHRIS BEATLEY, Substitute Trustee 221 S. Fayette Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314 (703) 548-7100

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE 3100 South Manchester Street #913 Falls Church, VA, 22044-2711 By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust dated September 20, 2001, and recorded in Deed Book 12244, Page 0439 in the Clerks Office for the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, VA, securing a loan which was originally $40,500.00. The appointed TRUSTEE, Commonwealth Trustees will offer for sale at public auction at in front of the entrance to the new Fairfax County Courthouse located at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 on May 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM improved real property, with an abbreviated legal description of Condominium Unit No. II-913 in WOODLAKE TOWERS CONDOMINIUM, and as more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold AS IS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. A deposit of $5,000.00 in cash or cashiers check payable to the TRUSTEE will be required at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price, with interest at the rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date said funds are received in the office of the TRUSTEE, will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale. In the event of default by the successful bidder, the entire deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the costs and expenses of sale and Trustee's fee. All other public charges or assessments, including real property taxes, water/sewer charges, ground rent, condo/HOA dues or assessments, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges or condo/HOA fees have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Purchaser agrees to pay the Seller's attorneys at settlement, a fee of $295.00 for review of the settlement documents. Additional terms will be announced at the time of sale and the successful bidder will be required to execute and deliver to the Substitute Trustees a memorandum or contract of the sale at the conclusion of bidding. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosenberg & Associates, LLC (Attorney for Commonwealth Trustees, LLC) 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 301-907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE SALE 6957 Mary Caroline Circle Unit# D Alexandria, VA, 22310-4937 By virtue of the power and authority contained in a Deed of Trust dated August 14, 2006, and recorded in Deed Book 18684, Page 1437 in the Clerks Office for the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, VA, securing a loan which was originally $234,850.00. The appointed TRUSTEE, Commonwealth Trustees will offer for sale at public auction at in front of the entrance to the new Fairfax County Courthouse located at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 on May 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM improved real property, with an abbreviated legal description of Unit 6957D, VICTORIA CROSSING AT MANCHESTER LAKES, and as more fully described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust. TERMS OF SALE: The property will be sold AS IS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. A deposit of $26,000.00 in cash or cashiers check payable to the TRUSTEE will be required at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price, with interest at the rate contained in the Deed of Trust Note from the date of sale to the date said funds are received in the office of the TRUSTEE, will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale. In the event of default by the successful bidder, the entire deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the costs and expenses of sale and Trustee's fee. All other public charges or assessments, including real property taxes, water/sewer charges, ground rent, condo/HOA dues or assessments, whether incurred prior to or after the sale, and all other costs incident to settlement to be paid by the purchaser. In the event taxes, any other public charges or condo/HOA fees have been advanced, a credit will be due to the seller, to be adjusted from the date of sale at the time of settlement. Purchaser agrees to pay the Seller's attorneys at settlement, a fee of $295.00 for review of the settlement documents. Additional terms will be announced at the time of sale and the successful bidder will be required to execute and deliver to the Substitute Trustees a memorandum or contract of the sale at the conclusion of bidding. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosenberg & Associates, LLC (Attorney for Commonwealth Trustees, LLC) 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 750 Bethesda, Maryland 20814 301-907-8000 www.rosenberg-assoc.com

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Trustees Sale of: All that certain lot or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Livingston Magisterial District, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, containing 0.923 of an acre, more or less, and more particularly described as Lot 86, Section IV, on a certain plat of survey dated July, 1986, entitled Rolling Woods Subdivision and prepared by James H. Bell, Jr., P.L.S., and recorded in the Clerks Office of the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania County, Virginia in Plat File 1, Pages 98 through 103. And Being the same property conveyed to Eric G. Griffith from Eric G. Griffith and Sarah Griffith by Deed recorded as instrument number 200600028948 among the land records of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, default having occurred in payment of the Deed of Trust ordered executed by special commissioner on behalf of Eric G. Griffieth, by the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania County, dated October 16, 2010, recorded in the Clerks Office of the Spotsylvania County Circuit Court as Instrument No. 201000022097 and in execution of the same Deed of Trust, and at the request of the holder, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer up for sale the property located at 7207 Old Dickerson Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553, at public auction on the front steps of the Circuit Court for Spotsylvania County, 9115 Court House Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia 22553, on May 18, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., the property described in said Deed of Trust, located at the above described lot. Terms of Sale: all cash. A bidders deposit of ten percent (10%) of the sale price, or $15,000.00 whichever is larger, in the form of cash or certified funds payable to the Trustee must be present at the time of sale or deposited beforehand with the Trustee. The balance of the purchase price will be due within fifteen days (15) days of sale, otherwise Trustee may declare the purchasers deposit forfeit. Time is of the essence. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms to be announced at the sale. This is a communication from a debt collector and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Trustee: David McKennett, Coon & Purnell, PC FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: David G. McKennett, Esq. Agent for Coon & Purnell, PC, 9214 Center Street, Suite 101, Manassas, Virginia 20110 (703) 368-9196. e-mail dmckennett@manassaslawyers.com.

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TRUSTEE SALE 3651 Shirleys Hill Rd Partlow, VA 22534-3060 Spotsylvania County

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Spotsylvania/ Fredericksburg
TRUSTEE SALE 6810 Teal Court Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County

In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $100,000.00, dated March 6, 2007 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in Instrument 200700013612, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Spotsylvania County Judicial Center, 9113 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, on April 28, 2011 at 10:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: All that certain lot or parcel of land, containing 2.333 acres, more or less, as shown on plat of survey recorded in Deed Book 1099, Page 201, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $10,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Substitute Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (49422-08/ CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $210,000.00, dated May 31, 2005 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County Of Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Instrument LR 200500021005, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Spotsylvania County Judicial Center, 9113 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 3, 2011 at 10:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: Lot 15, Plantation Forest East, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sol m w w m m m w m m m w M mm M M W W w m m W m w

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of trust dated June 18, 2009, in the original principal amount of $248,944.00, recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Prince William County, Virginia as Instrument No. 200908130079738, the property briefly described below will be offered for sale at public auction: Lot 6, Sec. 1A, Rippon Landing, as dedicated, platted and recorded in the aforesaid Clerks Office in Deed Book 1099, Page 1263, and as more particularly described in the referenced deed of trust. The sale will take place on MAY 17, 2011 AT 11:00 A.M., on the front steps of the Judicial Center for Prince William County, located at 9311 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA. The property and the improvements thereon will be sold "AS IS" and without representation or warranties of any kind. The sale is subject to all liens, encumbrances, conditions, easements and restrictions, if any, superior to the mentioned deed of trust and lawfully affecting the property. Terms: A deposit in the form of CERTIFIED FUNDS in the amount of $24,000.00 or 10% of the successful bid, whichever is lower, is required of any bidder at the time of sale. Closing within fifteen (15) days of sale. Time is of the essence. Additional terms will be announced at sale. Purchaser to pay all closing costs. Sale subject to seller confirmation. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein, and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. Evans & Bryant, PLC, Substitute Trustee FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer, Assistant to Julian A. Bryant, Jr. at Evans & Bryant, PLC, Substitute Trustee, 2101 Parks Avenue, Suite 301, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Phone: 1-757 437 9500 (1126631).

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE 11260 TORRIE WAY L, BEALETON, VA 22712 In execution of the Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $129,000.00 from CHRISTOPHER SHELTON AND RUSSELL V. HIME AND BARBARA A. HIME dated September 19, 2006 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County of FAUQUIER, Virginia, Instrument No. 003887290020, in Deed Book 1234, at page 27, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee(s) will offer for sale at public auction At the main entrance of Fauquier Circuit Court 40 Culpeper Rd, Warrenton, VA 20186-3206, on April 27, 2011 at 11:00 AM the property described in said Deed of Trust, such property is located at the above address and briefly described as: UNIT 11260L, CEDAR LEE CONDOMINIUM OF BEALETON, BUILDING NO.1, WITH UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $10,000.00, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that we are a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. AND ALG TRUSTEE, LLC, Substitute Trustee(s) FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 2380 Performance Drive, TX2-985-07-03, Richardson, TX 75082 (800) 281-8219 - Call Between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CST) OR ALG Trustee, LLC 803 Sycolin Road, Suite 301, Leesburg, VA 20175 (703) 777-7101 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (EST) (11 -0008381/CONV) (Trustee No. 515910)ASAP# 3948188 04/19/2011, 04/26/2011

in the Clerk's Office, Circuit Court for Fauquier County, Virginia, in Deed Book 1301 Page 1707, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction in the front of the Circuit Court building for Fauquier County, 40 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, Virginia, on May 03, 2011, at 12:03 PM, the property described in said deed of trust, located at the above address, and more particularly described as follows: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON AND THE APPURTENANCES THERETO BELONGING, LYING AND BEING IN FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: UNIT 305, BUILDING 3, PHASE 3, WAVERLY STATION AT BEALETON CONDOMINIUM, AND THE LIMITED COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO, ESTABLISHED BY DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA IN DEED BOOK 1276 AT PAGE 573 AND AS AMENDED IN DEED BOOK 1281 AT PAGE 595..TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder's deposit of ten percent (10%) of the sale price or ten percent (10%) of the original principal balance of the subject deed of trust, whichever is lower, in the form of cash or certified funds payable to the Substitute Trustee must be present at the time of the sale. The balance of the purchase price will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Purchaser's deposit may be forfeited to Trustee. Time is of the essence. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to postsale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser's sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest . Additional terms to be announced at the sale. A form copy of the Trustee's memorandum of foreclosure sale and contract to purchase real property is available for viewing at www.bgwsales.com. This is a communication from a debt collector and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The sale is subject to seller confirmation. Substitute Trustee: Equity Trustees, LLC, 2020 N. 14th Street, Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22201, (703)548-4600. For information contact: Bierman, Geesing, Ward & Wood, LLC, attorneys for Equity Trustees, LLC, 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 961-6555, website: www.bgwsales.com. BGWW# 124376 ASAP# 3970065 04/19/2011, 04/26/2011

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TRUSTEE'S SALE OF 11673 Flag Rock Drive, Remington, VA 22734. In execution of a certain deed of trust dated December 19, 2007, in the original principal amount of $303,979.00 recorded in the Clerk's Office, Circuit Court for Fauquier County, Virginia, in Deed Book 1285 Page 584, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction in the front of the Circuit Court building for Fauquier County, 40 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, Virginia, on May 31, 2011, at 12:00 PM, the property described in said deed of trust, located at the above address, and more particularly described as follows: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND, LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN LEE MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT, FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS LOT 86, SECTION 2, PHASE THREE, LEE'S GLEN, AS SHOWN ON PLAT PREPARED BY BENCHMARK SURVEYING AND LAND PLANNING, DATED FEBRUARY 20, 2001, AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 910, PAGE 284, IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA..TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder's deposit of ten percent (10%) of the sale price or ten percent (10%) of the original principal balance of the subject deed of trust, whichever is lower, in the form of cash or certified funds payable to the Substitute Trustee must be present at the time of the sale. The balance of the purchase price will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Purchaser's deposit may be forfeited to Trustee. Time is of the essence. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser's sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest . Additional terms to be announced at the sale. A form copy of the Trustee's memorandum of foreclosure sale and contract to purchase real property is available for viewing at www.bgwsales.com. This is a communication from a debt collector and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The sale is subject to seller confirmation. Substitute Trustee: Equity Trustees, LLC, 2020 N. 14th Street, Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22201, (703)548-4600. For information contact: Bierman, Geesing, Ward & Wood, LLC, attorneys for Equity Trustees, LLC, 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 961-6555, website: www.bgwsales.com. BGWW# 126829 ASAP# 3975018 04/26/2011, 05/03/2011

TRUSTEE'S SALE OF 11366 Brent Town Road, Catlett, VA 20119-2571. In execution of a certain deed of trust dated November 10, 2006, in the original principal amount of $396,000.00 recorded in the Clerk's Office, Circuit Court for Fauquier County, Virginia, in Deed Book 1241 Page 2236, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction in the front of the Circuit Court building for Fauquier County, 40 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, Virginia, on May 03, 2011, at 12:01 PM, the property described in said deed of trust, located at the above address, and more particularly described as follows: ALL THAT CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE ON STATE ROUTE 612, CEDAR RUN MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT, FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AND BEING SAID TO CONTAIN 2.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, BY PLAT AND SURVEY OF RUSB W. BOYER, C.L.S., DATED AUGUST 1970, AND ATTACHED TO THAT DEED DATED AUGUST 12, 1970, RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 261, PAGE 563 AMONG THE FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA LAND RECORDS..TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder's deposit of ten percent (10%) of the sale price or ten percent (10%) of the original principal balance of the subject deed of trust, whichever is lower, in the form of cash or certified funds payable to the Substitute Trustee must be present at the time of the sale. The balance of the purchase price will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Purchaser's deposit may be forfeited to Trustee. Time is of the essence. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser's sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest . Additional terms to be announced at the sale. A form copy of the Trustee's memorandum of foreclosure sale and contract to purchase real property is available for viewing at www.bgwsales.com. This is a communication from a debt collector and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The sale is subject to seller confirmation. Substitute Trustee: Equity Trustees, LLC, 2020 N. 14th Street, Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22201, (703)548-4600. For information contact: Bierman, Geesing, Ward & Wood, LLC, attorneys for Equity Trustees, LLC, 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 961-6555, website: www.bgwsales.com. BGWW# 123464 ASAP# 3970062 04/19/2011, 04/26/2011

TRUSTEES SALE OF 25797 Planting Field Drive South Riding, Virginia 20152 Loudoun County Tax Map Reference # 29-27-6689-000 Pursuant to the terms of a Home Equity Line Deed of Trust dated September 22, 2005, and recorded on January 4, 2006, in the Clerk's Office, Circuit Court of Loudoun County, Virginia, at Instrument No. 20060104-0001035, the real estate described below will be offered for sale at public auction: LOT 12A, SECTION 7, SOUTH RIDING, AS THE SAME ARE DULY DEDICATED, PLATTED AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 1422 AT PAGE 693 AND CORRECTED IN DEED BOOK 1427 AT PAGE 1792, BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT IN DEED BOOK 1451 AT PAGE 938, AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF LOUDOUN COUNTY, VIRGINIA, SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, COVENANTS AND EASEMENTS, ETC., OF RECORD, IF ANY. The sale will take place on April 28, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., in front of the main entrance of the Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 E. Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176. Terms: The purchase price in the form of a certified or cashiers check or wire transfer shall be due and payable on the closing date. A deposit in the form of a certified or cashiers check or wire transfer in the amount of $38,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, will be required of any bidder at the time of sale. The Substitute Trustee reserves the right to waive or modify the requirement with respect to the bidder's deposit. The successful bidder will be required to close within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Time will be of the essence as to the closing date and the payment of the purchase price. The property will be sold "AS IS". The real estate will be conveyed by Special Warranty deed, subject to all rights, reservations, leases, covenants, conditions, easements and restrictions superior to the deed of trust as they may lawfully affect the real estate, including but not limited to the following: a deed of trust recorded on March 3, 2003, at Instrument No. 20030303-0018778 (and subject to an Assignment recorded at Instrument No. 20030303-0018779); and a credit line deed of trust recorded on March 8, 2004, at Instrument No. 20040308-0020155). Neither the Substitute Trustee nor the holder of the obligation secured by the Home Equity Line Deed of Trust will deliver possession of the property to the successful bidder. The purchaser at the sale will be required to pay all closing costs except the grantor's recording tax. Real estate taxes will be prorated as of the settlement date. Additional terms may be announced at the sale. Roderick H. Angus, Substitute Trustee FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Roderick H. Angus, Esq., Substitute Trustee HUSTON & ANGUS 5529 Lee Highway Arlington, Virginia 22207 Telephone No. (703) 536-5444 Facsimile No. (703) 237-2310 Email: RAngus@HALawFirm.com April 19,26, 2011 11309948

Spotsylvania/ Fredericksburg
TRUSTEE SALE 9703 Talley Farm Ln Spotsylvania, VA 22553-4313 Spotsylvania County

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE LOT 14 ANNA PINES ESTATES, SPOTSYLVANIA, VA 22553 In execution of the Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $34,214.20 from MICHAEL E. KANDETZKI dated July 16, 2003 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County of SPOTSYLVANIA, Virginia, Instrument No. 200300028830, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee(s) will offer for sale at public auction At the main entrance of Spotsylvania Circuit Court 9115 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 22553, on April 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM the property described in said Deed of Trust, such property is located at the above address and briefly described as: PARCEL 14, SECTION 2, ANNA PINE ESTATES, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREONE. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $2,000.00, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that we are a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. AND ALG TRUSTEE, LLC, Substitute Trustee(s) FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 2380 Performance Drive, TX2-985-07-03, Richardson, TX 75082 (800) 281-8219 - Call Between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CST) OR ALG Trustee, LLC 803 Sycolin Road, Suite 301, Leesburg, VA 20175 (703) 777-7101 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (EST) (11 -0014607/CONV) (Trustee No. 515709) ASAP# 3953080 04/05/2011, 04/12/2011, 04/19/2011, 04/26/2011

In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $322,000.00, dated December 23, 2006 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in Instrument LR200700000010, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Spotsylvania County Judicial Center, 9113 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 5, 2011 at 10:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: LOT 1, CONTAINING 3.82034 ACRES, recorded in Plat File 8, Page 231 among the land records of Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Together with a non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress from State route 613 twenty feet in width as set forth in Deed Book 757 at Page 416. Together with and subject to a non-exclusive forty foot ingress /egress and utilities easement as shown on plat recorded in Plat File 8 at Page 231, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (40-021566-09/ CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE 1200 ELLIS AVENUE, FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22401 In execution of the Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $356,950.00 from SCOTT LEPPER dated March 16, 2007 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the City of FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia, Instrument No. 070000960, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee(s) will offer for sale at public auction At the front entrance to the City of Fredericksburg Circuit Court 815 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401, on May 04, 2011 at 1:45 PM the property described in said Deed of Trust, such property is located at the above address and briefly described as: LOT 374, PHASE 2, VILLAGE OF IDLEWILD, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that we are a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. AND ALG TRUSTEE, LLC, Substitute Trustee(s) FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 2380 Performance Drive, TX2-985-07-03, Richardson, TX 75082 (800) 281-8219 - Call Between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CST) OR ALG Trustee, LLC 803 Sycolin Road, Suite 301, Leesburg, VA 20175 (703) 777-7101 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (EST) (10 -0135653/CONV) (Trustee No. 511973) ASAP# 3958968 04/26/2011, 05/03/2011

TRUSTEE'S SALE OF 13700 Flank March Lane, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. In execution of a certain deed of trust dated February 06, 2009, in the original principal amount of $231,150.00 recorded in the Clerk's Office, Circuit Court for Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in Instrument No. 200900002021, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction in the front of the Circuit Court building for Spotsylvania County, 9113 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 24, 2011, at 3:30 PM, the property described in said deed of trust, located at the above address, and more particularly described as follows: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND WITH ALL BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THERETO AND ALL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES APPURTENANT THERETO, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE CHANCELLOR MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT, SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DESIGNATED AS LOT 6, SECTION II, LAKE WILDERNESS SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN ON A PLAT MADE BY ELLIOTT & ASSOCIATES, DATED APRIL 1970, AND RECORDED IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 5, ET SEQ..TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder's deposit of ten percent (10%) of the sale price or ten percent (10%) of the original principal balance of the subject deed of trust, whichever is lower, in the form of cash or certified funds payable to the Substitute Trustee must be present at the time of the sale. The balance of the purchase price will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Purchaser's deposit may be forfeited to Trustee. Time is of the essence. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser's sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest . Additional terms to be announced at the sale. A form copy of the Trustee's memorandum of foreclosure sale and contract to purchase real property is available for viewing at www.bgwsales.com. This is a communication from a debt collector and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The sale is subject to seller confirmation. Substitute Trustee: Equity Trustees, LLC, 2020 N. 14th Street, Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22201, (703)548-4600. For information contact: Bierman, Geesing, Ward & Wood, LLC, attorneys for Equity Trustees, LLC, 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 961-6555, website: www.bgwsales.com BGWW# 121861 ASAP# 3974795 04/26/2011, 05/03/2011

TRUSTEE SALE 2 Eugene Ct Fredericksburg, VA 22407-6868 Spotsylvania County In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $228,000.00, dated August 23, 2007 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in Instrument LR200700025233, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Spotsylvania County Judicial Center, 9113 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 10, 2011 at 10:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: Lot 215, Section Three, Maple Grove Subdivision, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Substitute Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (40-005899-11 / CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

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TRUSTEE SALE 9325 Plank Rd Spotsylvania, VA 22553-4238 In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $124,150.00, dated March 22, 2004 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County Of Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Instrument 200400010231, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Spotsylvania County Judicial Center, 9113 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 5, 2011 at 10:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: On the northerly side of State Route 3 approximately 10 miles west of the City of Fredericksburg, VA, and beginning at a pipe on the northerly side of said State Route 3, thence running along the northerly side of State Route 3 N. 88 07' west, 210 feet to a pipe; thence N. 29 01' east, 235.97 feet to a pipe, thence S. 88 07' east, 102.38 feet to a pipe, thence S. 1 53' west 210 feet to the point of beginning containing 0.753 acre as shown on that certain plat recorded in Deed Book 189, Page 309, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $10,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Substitute Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (01-016929-10/ CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

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TRUSTEE SALE 10320 Catharpin Rd Spotsylvania, VA 22551-4504 In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $255,000.00, dated July 12, 2007 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in Instrument LR200700021312, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Spotsylvania County Judicial Center, 9113 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 19, 2011 at 10:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: Parcel 42, containing 7.551, recorded in Plat File 6, Page 274, with improvements thereon. Together with and subject to a non-exclusive 20 foot wide easement for ingress and egress to Route 612. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Substitute Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (40-017429-09/ CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

m TRUSTEE SALE 6714 Castleton Dr Fredericksburg, VA 22407-2584 Spotsylvania County In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $299,500.00, dated September 17, 2004 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, in Instrument 200400042115, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Spotsylvania County Judicial Center, 9113 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 5, 2011 at 10:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: Lot 246 (erroneously referred to as 346), Brookfield, Section 10H, Salem Fields, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Substitute Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (40-013302-10/ CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. m w

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE 10726 ALLIE DR, FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22408 In execution of the Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $271,050.00 from ANITA AKHTAR AND FAIZ AHMAD, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY dated November 30, 2005 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County of SPOTSYLVANIA, Virginia, Instrument No. 200500050798, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee(s) will offer for sale at public auction At the main entrance of Spotsylvania Circuit Court 9115 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 22553, on May 04, 2011 at 3:00 PM the property described in said Deed of Trust, such property is located at the above address and briefly described as: LOT 12, SECTION ONE, HAMILTON'S CROSSING, WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that we are a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. AND ALG TRUSTEE, LLC, Substitute Trustee(s) FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 2380 Performance Drive, TX2-985-07-03, Richardson, TX 75082 (800) 281-8219 - Call Between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CST) OR ALG Trustee, LLC 803 Sycolin Road, Suite 301, Leesburg, VA 20175 (703) 777-7101 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (EST) (10 -0169213/CONV) (Trustee No. 514406) ASAP# 3958960 04/26/2011, 05/03/2011

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TRUSTEE SALE 102 Shenandoah Ln Stafford, VA 22554-3724 Stafford County In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $325,000.00, dated July 31, 2007 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Stafford County, Virginia, in Instrument 070018719, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Judicial Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia, on April 28, 2011 at 9:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: Lot 32, Shenandoah Subdivision, plat and survey recorded in Book 7, Pages 224 and 225, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Substitute Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (40-033250-09/ CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. TRUSTEE SALE 123 Austin Run Blvd Stafford, VA 22554-5031 Stafford County In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $240,000.00, dated March 23, 2007 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Stafford County, Virginia, in Instrument LR070006736, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Judicial Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia, on May 5, 2011 at 9:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: All of Lot 123, Phase 1, Section 2, Austin Run Townhouses., with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (40-029823-10 / CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF 302 Independence Drive, Stafford, VA 22554. In execution of a certain deed of trust dated December 15, 2005, in the original principal amount of $307,500.00 recorded in the Clerk's Office, Circuit Court for Stafford County, Virginia, in Instrument No. LR050050290, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction in the front of the Circuit Court building for Stafford County, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia, on May 24, 2011, at 1:31 PM, the property described in said deed of trust, located at the above address, and more particularly described as follows: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OR REAL ESTATE, TOGETHER WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON AND ALL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES THERETO APPURTENANT, LYING AND BEING IN ROCK HILL MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT, STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA, DESIGNATED AS LOT 114, SECTION TWO, PHASE ONE, LIBERTY PLACE TOWNHOUSES ON PLAT PREPARED BY DOUGLAS DETWILLER, L.S., DATED JULY 12, 1990, AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 21, PAGES 85, ET SEQ., IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF STAFFORD COUNTY..TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder's deposit of ten percent (10%) of the sale price or ten percent (10%) of the original principal balance of the subject deed of trust, whichever is lower, in the form of cash or certified funds payable to the Substitute Trustee must be present at the time of the sale. The balance of the purchase price will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Purchaser's deposit may be forfeited to Trustee. Time is of the essence. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser's sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest . Additional terms to be announced at the sale. A form copy of the Trustee's memorandum of foreclosure sale and contract to purchase real property is available for viewing at www.bgwsales.com. This is a communication from a debt collector and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The sale is subject to seller confirmation. Substitute Trustee: Equity Trustees, LLC, 2020 N. 14th Street, Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22201, (703)548-4600. For information contact: Bierman, Geesing, Ward & Wood, LLC, attorneys for Equity Trustees, LLC, 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 961-6555, website: www.bgwsales.com. BGWW# 116254 ASAP# 3975601 04/26/2011, 05/03/2011

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TRUSTEE SALE 10704 BENT TREE DRIVE, FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22407 Spotsylvania County VA-256118-C In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $300,000.00, with an annual interest rate of 6.00% from HAROLD K. HILL AND KIMBERLY D. HILL dated 08/14/2006 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania County, VA, in Deed Book N, at page A/N/A (or Instrument No. 200600029531), default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale by public auction at the main entrance to the building housing the Spotsylvania County Circuit Court, 9115 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA, on 05/17/2011 at 03:00 P.M., the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: LOT 14, SECTION ONE, CEDARBROOK SUBDIVISION, COURTLAND MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT, SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $10,000.00 or 10% of the sale price, whichever is less, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale, with settlement to occur within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Time will be of the essence as to the closing date and as to the payment of the purchase price. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. The Property will be sold "AS IS". The real estate will be conveyed by special warranty deed subject to all rights, reservations, leases, covenants, conditions, easements and restrictions superior to the Deed of Trust as they may lawfully affect the real estate. The purchaser at the sale will be required to pay all closing costs except the Grantor's recording tax. Real Estate taxes will be prorated as of the sale date. Neither Substitute Trustee nor the holder of the Note secured by the Deed of Trust will deliver possession of the property to the successful bidder. Additional terms may be announced at the sale. ETS OF VIRGINIA, INC., Substitute Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: ETS of Virginia, Inc. 3900 Westerre Parkway, Ste 300 Richmond, VA 23233 (888)368-3686 ETS.VA@gmacrescap.com ASAP# 3969106 04/26/2011, 05/03/2011

TRUSTEE'S SALE 110 Spotslee Drive Spotsylvania, VA 22553 In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $174,000.00, from Ronald Hares a/k/a Ronald B. Hares, II and Matthew Hares, Grantor(s), dated October 24, 2005, recorded among the land records of the Circuit Court for the County of Spotsylvania on October 26, 2005 as Instrument 200500045342, the undersigned appointed Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the front of the Courthouse for the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania, 9115 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania, VA on May 11, 2011 at 3:00PM, the property with the improvements thereon, if any, to wit: All that certain lot or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Courtland Magisterial District, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, designated as lot 56, Section 1, of SPOTSLEE, as shown on plat thereof prepared by Sullivan, Donohoe and Associates, dated February 1972, and recorded in the Clerks Office of the Circuit Court of Spotsylvania County, Virginia in Deed Book 303 at page 193. And more fully described in the above Deed of Trust. Commonly known as 110 Spotslee Drive, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. Tax ID: 47A-6-56. TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidders deposit of $11,000.00 or 10% of the sale price will be required in cash, certified or cashiers check. Settlement within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Trustee may forfeit deposit. Additional terms to be announced at sale. This notice is an attempt to collect on a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Loan Type: Federal National Mortgage Association (Trustee # 516895 ) Substitute Trustee: ALG Trustee, LLC, PO Box 2548, Leesburg, VA 20177, 703-777-7101, website: http://www.atlanticlawgrp.com (04-19-11, 04-26-11)(269115)

TRUSTEE SALE 3 Earley Court, Stafford, VA 22554 In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $417,000.00, dated July 16, 2007 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Stafford County, Virginia, in Instrument 070017482, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Judicial Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia, on April 28, 2011 at 9:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: Lot 101, Brentsmill, Section OneA, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (40-002081-10/ CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

TRUSTEE SALE 36 Whitestone Dr Stafford, VA 22556-8023 Stafford County In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $359,650.00, dated March 31, 2005 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Stafford County, Virginia, in Instrument 050011180, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Judicial Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia, on May 5, 2011 at 9:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: Lot 21, Phase 2, Brentwood Estates, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (40-033097-09 / CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

TRUSTEE'S SALE OF 131 Pewter Lane, Stafford, VA 22554. In execution of a certain deed of trust dated January 16, 2007, in the original principal amount of $215,000.00 recorded in the Clerk's Office, Circuit Court for Stafford County, Virginia, in Instrument No. LR070005459, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction in the front of the Circuit Court building for Stafford County, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia, on May 10, 2011, at 1:31 PM, the property described in said deed of trust, located at the above address, and more particularly described as follows: A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, COUNTY OF STAFFORD, WITH A STREET LOCATION ADDRESS OF 131 PEWTER LN; STAFFORD, VA 22554-1519 CURRENTLY OWNED BY STEVEN R FERGUSON HAVING A TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OF 020F-007A00111 AND FURTHER DESCRIBED AS LOT 111 SEC 7A PATRIOTS LANDING ..TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder's deposit of ten percent (10%) of the sale price or ten percent (10%) of the original principal balance of the subject deed of trust, whichever is lower, in the form of cash or certified funds payable to the Substitute Trustee must be present at the time of the sale. The balance of the purchase price will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Purchaser's deposit may be forfeited to Trustee. Time is of the essence. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to postsale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser's sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest . Additional terms to be announced at the sale. A form copy of the Trustee's memorandum of foreclosure sale and contract to purchase real property is available for viewing at www.bgwsales.com. This is a communication from a debt collector and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The sale is subject to seller confirmation. Substitute Trustee: Equity Trustees, LLC, 2020 N. 14th Street, Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22201, (703)548-4600. For information contact: Bierman, Geesing, Ward & Wood, LLC, attorneys for Equity Trustees, LLC, 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 961-6555, website: www.bgwsales.com. BGWW# 129397 ASAP# 3975552 04/26/2011, 05/03/2011

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In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $180,000.00, dated January 26, 2005 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County Of Frederick, Virginia, in Instrument 050001964, at page 0232, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Circuit Court, 5 North Kent Street, Winchester, Virginia, on May 2, 2011 at 2:45 o'clock pm the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: Lot 22, Section B, Shawnee Land, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $15,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Substitute Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (01-000005-11 / CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

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LANDOVER ARDMORE/ARDWICK 3660,7320 & 10,980 sf w/office and good parking. 301 309-9500

Cane Corso$700.00 OBO, Male & Female ICCF Cane Corso Puppies, 10 Weeks yrs old, Contact Mr. Taylor @ 240-304-5099
CANE CORSO PUPS - 10 weeks old, 4 Males, 1 Female. 1 Blue, 2 Black, 2 Tan. $600. Call 240-508-3025 CANE CORSO PUPS- 7 mos., Italian Mastiffs, 1 blk M/F, 2 blue M, papers. $200-$900 Call 202-758-0238

PRESA CANARIO Pure bred, 2 yr old Male. Also Presa Canario X Neo X Bordeaux, 2 Males, 10 months. Large big heads. 301-399-4513

PUG PUPPIES -- AKC, 1st shots, wormed, Black & Fawn, M/F, $500- $650. Micro-chipping avail. 10-20 weeks old. Call 540-788-4046

LORTON/WOODBRIDGE 1800, 3450,5400 sq.ft w/ofc., good parking, good rate. 301-309-9500

Silver Spring- N/S & mature F to shr TH, W/D, Furn MSTBR/BA avail immed. $875 + 1/2 util. 301-367-4971
Silver Spring Wheaton F, 55ish, shr. w M/F 2 br, D/W, W/D. Nr. Metro. Sml pets ok. $595+utils. 301 706-9053 TEMPLE HILLS- Rm for rent, nr subway & metro, utils incl. $170/wk + $100 sec dep. 301-399-5090

Rockville GOOD RATE! 1200,1500,2400,3600 sq ft. with office. Good parking. 301-309-9500

ROTTWEILER PUPS-AKC, Females, 10 wks, German line, health and hip guarantee, parents on prem.$500. 571-221-5444. MD
SHELTIE PUPPIES AKC/UKC- S/W, Health Guar, fam raised, parents on prem, visits welcome, Rdy 4/23, personality plus! $550 304-754-9336

SILVER SPRING GOOD RATE! 1360, 2660 & 5320 sq. ft. with office, good parking. 301-309-9500.

Cavalier King Charles SpanielBeautiful AKC CH lines Blenheim puppies. $750, M/F, 9wks,301-934-6992 or search Cabinwood Kennels.

Investment Property
DELMAR DE.- Ocean City/Salisbury, 32 acre horse farm, reduced 50%, 2 houses, 34 stall barn, etc. Owner 302-846-0599

SHIHTZU$350 & up,3 M ,1F fluffy ColliesAKC collie puppies - babies raise in loving home,had 1st sable/white,M/F, shots and shot & 3 dewormed., 10 weeks old, wormed,CH lines, parents on prem. 703-895-1287 Call 540-743-6730 or 540-742-8195
SHORKIE PUPS- $300 CHORKIE PUPMale $300 Beautiful toys, 11 weeks old, up to date shots and vet. Can meet Call 240-527-4719

TEMPLE HILLS/WALDORF- Nice Rooms $550/$625/ $750 Util incl. Call 301-848-0418

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Antiques8 Italian made Louis XVI dining chair reproductions and beveled glass top table $600, Manassas, VA, 703-791-3934

DASCHUND MINI PUPS- 8 wks With Papers.2 males left, great Easter gift If you cant get out we can come to you. S/W. $600/ea. Call anytime 240-375-2686. 302-858-2135
ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS- $2500,AKC, champ lines, ready 5/22/11, DMV's finest, 301-221-4076 for excl. viewing www.bigbonedbulldogs.com

Upper Marlboro- 1 furn BR in TH. Share kit & BA. N/P. Catv ready. $575 inc utls. 240-893-1473

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SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIESBlk & white/ Gray & white, blue eyes AKC reg. Shots included, 8 wks old 540-877-1567 timreissig@yahoo.com Teacup YorkieAKC m/f, 12 weeks old, health guarantee, up-to-date on shots $750 & $895, 202-531-4947 pics at www.dcpups.com

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Fine Art SaleSat Apr 30, 9am-3pm. 4598 Bishop Place, Montclair, VA 22025 Matted and framed pictures. Cards available also. See our Portriat pictures at lplovephotography .com

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English Bulldog-miniature
3 Cuddly Little AKC Butterballs M/F, All colors, 8 - 10 Wks. $2500 703-507-1996 or 540-338-3047 www.sugarplumbulldogs.com

Arl.- So. Courthouse Rd EHO Spacious 2 BR Apt - $1366 with washer / dryer Ready for immed. occupancy 703-841-0451

DELL LATITUDE D600 LAPTOP$199 Pm1.6 Wifi COMBO XP (301)9316630; (703)821-1400; PCRetro.com

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VA H FAIRFAX CO.

Sony 60" HD TV!$800, kdf60xs955 Washington, DC, 202-731-0383. PICK UP TODAY!

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SE DC -The Gregory - Renovated garden style apartments. Spacious 2BR/1BA & 3BR/1.5BA. Off-street parking. Mins. from downtown. D/W, W/W carpet, CAC/Heat, Walkin closets, Secured Building, Direct metro access. Vouchers welcome. Call 202-574-5515

HERNDON SUPER SAVINGS! ONE MONTH FREE RENT! 1 BR $1045, New kitchen. Utilities included, near shops 703-471-0817

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1 Brand New Pillowtop Queen$95, Mattress and Box Set, Brand New in plastic with warranty, can deliver, GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS Gentle Giants. Intelligent, companion and 703-887-7666 protection for children/adults. AKC. 8 wks. $1000. Guarn. 540-667-3568
1 Pillowtop Qn Matt Set $45! New in Plastic Can Del. 301-343-8630 3Pc king pillowtop matt set.$215New in plastic. 301-399-7870. Can del

YORKIE - $500+ AKC lines, M/F, 8 wks +, shots & dewormed, from a loving home. Adults avail. Pics online L6YY. 703-346-4064

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ARL/BALLSTON/2 blocks to MetroShr NS apt.1 room avail. $680/m. Inc util. W/D. Avail now. 703-408-4867

German Shepherd3yr old AKC stud male for sale 100. PUPPIES AKC 1f3m slv/red sable all shots wormed ready now $600 2402533219 waldorf

YORKIE - $600+, AKC, teacup pups, 8 weeks, M/F, S & W, vet checked, health guar, exceptional quality. Call 410-486-0222
Yorkie PooPups CKC Papers, Male & Females, Shots/wormed, Will Deliver Part Way $450(304)676-3822

Culpeper County

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TRUSTEE'S SALE OF 1 Dartmouth Avenue, Stafford, VA 22554. In execution of a certain deed of trust dated March 16, 2005, in the original principal amount of $356,000.00 recorded in the Clerk's Office, Circuit Court for Stafford County, Virginia, in Instrument No. LR050010340, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction in the front of the Circuit Court building for Stafford County, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia, on May 10, 2011, at 1:32 PM, the property described in said deed of trust, located at the above address, and more particularly described as follows: LOT 392, SECTION 8, HAMPTON OAKS, AS THE SAME APPEARS DULY DEDICATED AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 1068 AT PAGE 18 AND PLATTED IN PLAT BOOK 26, PAGES 203206, AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA..TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder's deposit of ten percent (10%) of the sale price or ten percent (10%) of the original principal balance of the subject deed of trust, whichever is lower, in the form of cash or certified funds payable to the Substitute Trustee must be present at the time of the sale. The balance of the purchase price will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Purchaser's deposit may be forfeited to Trustee. Time is of the essence. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post- sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser's sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest . Additional terms to be announced at the sale. A form copy of the Trustee's memorandum of foreclosure sale and contract to purchase real property is available for viewing at www.bgwsales.com. This is a communication from a debt collector and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The sale is subject to seller confirmation. Substitute Trustee: Equity Trustees, LLC, 2020 N. 14th Street, Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22201, (703)548-4600. For information contact: Bierman, Geesing, Ward & Wood, LLC, attorneys for Equity Trustees, LLC, 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 961-6555, website: www.bgwsales.com. BGWW# 129484 ASAP# 3975551 04/26/2011, 05/03/2011

TRUSTEE SALE 875 Mountain View Rd Fredericksburg, VA 22406-4425 Stafford County In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $198,750.00, dated February 12, 2007 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Stafford County, Virginia, in Instrument 070002795, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Judicial Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia, on May 5, 2011 at 9:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: 2.117 acres, with reference to plat recorded in Deed Book 33, at Page 558, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $15,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Substitute Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (40-027712-10 / CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

TRUSTEE SALE 107 Holmes St, Stafford, VA 22554-7182 In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $355,320.00, dated October 24, 2005 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Stafford County, Virginia, in Instrument 050044581, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Judicial Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia, on May 5, 2011 at 9:30 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: Lot 116, Alta Courthouse Square Townhomes, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Substitute Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (40-025683-10 / CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

TRUSTEE'S SALE OF 6 Rochelle Court, Fredericksburg, VA 22405. In execution of a certain deed of trust dated November 18, 2005, in the original principal amount of $405,000.00 recorded in the Clerk's Office, Circuit Court for Stafford County, Virginia, in Instrument No. LR050047263, and modified on December 16, 2008, to increase the principal balance to $459,825.04. This modification agreement was recorded in Instrument No. LR090005133, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction in the front of the Circuit Court building for Stafford County, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, Virginia, on May 24, 2011, at 1:30 PM, the property described in said deed of trust, located at the above address, and more particularly described as follows: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND, TOGETHER WITH ALL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES THERETO APPURTENANT LOCATED IN THE LEELAND MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 14, SECTION 1B, CANNON RIDGE SUBDIVISION, AS THE SAME IS SHOWN AND DESCRIBED ON "PLAT OF SUBDIVISION CANNON RIDGE SECTION ONE-A LEELAND MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT, STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA", DATED AUGUST 30, 1999, REVISED NOVEMBER 2, 1999 MADE BY WILLLIAM F. WEBB, JR., AND ASSOCIATES, A COPY OF WHICH IS RECORDED IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA, IN PLAT BOOK 35, PAGES 5658..TERMS OF SALE: ALL CASH. A bidder's deposit of ten percent (10%) of the sale price or ten percent (10%) of the original principal balance of the subject deed of trust, whichever is lower, in the form of cash or certified funds payable to the Substitute Trustee must be present at the time of the sale. The balance of the purchase price will be due within fifteen (15) days of sale, otherwise Purchaser's deposit may be forfeited to Trustee. Time is of the essence. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchaser's sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest . Additional terms to be announced at the sale. A form copy of the Trustee's memorandum of foreclosure sale and contract to purchase real property is available for viewing at www.bgwsales.com. This is a communication from a debt collector and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. The sale is subject to seller confirmation. Substitute Trustee: Equity Trustees, LLC, 2020 N. 14th Street, Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22201, (703)548-4600. For information contact: Bierman, Geesing, Ward & Wood, LLC, attorneys for Equity Trustees, LLC, 4520 East West Highway, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 961-6555, website: www.bgwsales.com. BGWW# 113419 ASAP# 3975593 04/26/2011, 05/03/2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE 774 COLONELS COURT, CULPEPER, VA 22701 In execution of the Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $210,000.00 from KEVIN M. DALE dated February 28, 2006 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County of CULPEPER, Virginia, Instrument No. 060002303, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee(s) will offer for sale at public auction At the main entrance of Culpeper Circuit Court 135 W Cameron St., Culpeper, VA 22701, on May 04, 2011 at 12:00 PM the property described in said Deed of Trust, such property is located at the above address and briefly described as: LOT 39, SECTION TWO, CATALPA HILL TOWNHOUSES OF CATALPA FARM SUBDIVISION. WITH IMPROVEMENTS THEREON. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $20,000.00, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that we are a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. AND ALG TRUSTEE, LLC, Substitute Trustee(s) FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 2380 Performance Drive, TX2-985-07-03, Richardson, TX 75082 (800) 281-8219 - Call Between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CST) OR ALG Trustee, LLC 803 Sycolin Road, Suite 301, Leesburg, VA 20175 (703) 777-7101 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (EST) (11 -0017955/CONV) (Trustee No. 516868)ASAP# 3973483 04/26/2011, 05/03/2011

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
ARLINGTON/BALLSTON- Furn rm, hrdwd floors, $945/m. Share Bath. Short/ Long Term. Call 703-522-0722 ARLINGTON-Male looking for same, lg bsmt rm, pvt BA, w-w, A/C, fridge, no smoking. W/D, Nr Bailey's Crossroad. $650 + utils. Sec req'd. 703-820-7072

5Pc BDRM Cherry Set -Brand New still in boxes, HB, Rails, Dresser, Mirror, NS, was $795 sacrifice $395, 703-887-7666
5PC Bedrm Cherry Set new in boxes $245 Can Deliver. 301-399-7870

YORKSHIRE TERRIER PUPS Champion AKC, shots & wormed, home raised, males and females, 8 weeks $950. Cash only. Call 540-347-7051

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German Shepherd Puppies M/F, 8 wks old, blk & brown, happy, shots, purebreed. $600 (703)200-0166, francois1685@gmail.com

Cats

DC/NE-$700 Furn MBR Prof F. Sep Ba Shr kit. No Smoking , CAC. Near Metro. Utils incl. 202-241-0715

GEORGETOWN Share House, Prof Fem. No smoking. Near Bus & shops, W/D $730+ 1/3 util. 202-337-1308

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BURKE- Nr GMU, NoVa CC, 1 Br, Priv Ba, Huge Den, Kitchenette, w/d, $760+ Sec & 1/4 utils. 703-785-3780

Bedroom SetAmazing Solid Wood Bedroom Set cherry never used, brand new factory sealedEnglish Dovetail. Original cost $3800 Will Sell for $895 Can Deliver Call Tom 202-558-2136

HIMALAYAN Kittens- 8 wks CFA reg. shots,health guar. ADORABLE, raised w/a lot of love $325 703-980-0907

housecats2 female cats 1black 1gray&wht longhair fixed loves to play. young cats age not specific $50 both 35 each 2402533219 waldorf

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BETHESDA BATTERY LANE 1 MONTH FREE RENT! 1BR $1485. 2BR $1685. util/pkg inc Walk to heart of Beth. 301-656-6279

Leather Living Room SetBRAND NEW LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET. Centreville $600, 1 br, pvt ba, tv In original plastic, never used, Orig in br, ns, w/d, Rustling Leaves Lane, price $3000, Will Sacrifice $975 can Centreville, 703-818-0000, lv mssg deliver call bill 202-609 -7381

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Houses
FORESTVILLE- House for rent 3 BR, carpet, on bus line, $1795 + utils Call 301-266-2989

FAIRFAX- Master BR with BA. $700 utilities incl. Single Rm $500. Cable ready. N/P. Call 703-217-0970

Solid Hardwood Brazilian Cherry Flooring - 3600 S.F., $2.50 per SF. 301-860-1190 275

GOLDEN RETRIEVER- AKC, $1350. Females and Males,1/2 Eng Cream, 1/2 Am, Champ lines avail 4-29. 540878-0004. Kelley@pkfgoldens.com
GREAT DANE PUPS - AKC, BLUES, M & F, Rdy 3/20, beautiful, very sociable! S/W, POP. $750-$850. Call 757-421-0301

SIAMESE KITTENS- 2M, 1 choc. & 1 Seal Point, litter trained, wormed, need 1st shots. $200. 10 wks. 571-220-0437

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SMALL COLLECTOR PAYS CASH Herndon $450 1 br, 1 ba, 13046 FOR COINS/COLLECTIONS/GOLD. Call Al, 301-807-3266 rose petal cir, herndon, VA, hi int,frni,703-507-6644 280

ADOPT A CAT/KITTEN Vet checked. Call Feline Foundation. 703-920-8665 www.ffgw.org

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Birds & Other Animals Horses & Livestock For Sale

Musical Instruments

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HAVANESE - AKC, home raised, best health guar, 8 weeks old. Call (262) 993-0460 www.noahslittleark.com
LAB/ BASSET MIX PUPPIES Very Loving! shots, de3wormed, 9 weeks. $150. Call 301-524-8303 Pix @ www.washiningtonpost.com LAB PUPS- AKC, OFA, Top champ lines, S/W, written warr. Blk & Yllw. Parent on site. Ready 4/22. $600. 301-246-9116 or 301-751-6845
Prince W. Fair Grounds, 4/30, 9-4. Birds, toys & cages. 954-214-4750

LANHAM- 3 rooms in SFH. W/D, TV's, share kit & living room, 2BA. $500/ea. Call 301-577-1187

Piano-Brazilian Tiger Mahog 1928 5' 4" Stieff Grand- The poor man's Steinway. Rebuilt, refinished w/ orig ivory keys. $6500/obo. 410-760-1602

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MARYLAND

STERLING M/F To share lrg house $425 incl utils + $300 Sec dep req. Call Steve 703-201-5293

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DC Real Est. Auctions


FORECLOSURE AUCTION
160+ Homes, Bid Online: 5/12 Open House: 4/30, 5/7 & 8

BOWIE -- 1 BR, pvt entrance & BA, kit and laundry fac., sitting room, $850/m. Near Metro. 301-437-8016
CAPITAL HEIGHTS- Furn rm in house to share. Near Metro. $145-185/wk. Call 301-537-5433 or 202-251-5441

Del RaySat, April 30, 8 am - 2 pm. 150+ families. $10 admission @ 8am. Free admission @ 9am. Items 50% @ Noon, FREE @ 2pm. Car Raffle Drawing @ Noon! Mount Vernon Community Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave, 22305. mvbigflea.com
Falls ChurchHuge Community Yard Sale, April 30, 8 am-2 pm. Falls Church areas of Poplar Heights, Westwood Park & Highland Estates. Visit www.poplarheights.net for locations. Rain Date May 7.

Board for retired horses $175 Feed, hay and deworming shelter Call 540-833-2311 for more info

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TRUSTEE SALE 109 Maddox Dr Orange, VA 22960-1126 Orange County

Lots, Acreage for Sale


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labradoodle$375 Black & creams. 11 weeks. First generation. Family raised, shots & wormed, Health guar 540-336-0061

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In execution of a Deed of Trust in the original principal amount of $146,500.00, dated August 8, 2003 recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County Of Orange, Virginia, in Instrument 030008430, default having occurred in the payment of the Note thereby secured and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction at the entrance to the Circuit Court of Orange County, 110 North Madison Road Orange, Virginia, on April 27, 2011 at 11:00 o'clock am the property described in said deed, located at the above address and briefly described as: Lot 2A, Block K, containing 1.394 acres more or less, The Greenfields,, with improvements thereon. TERMS OF SALE: CASH: A deposit of $10,000.00, or 10% of the sales price, whichever is lower, cash or certified check, will be required at the time of sale with settlement within fifteen (15) days from the date of sale. Sale is subject to post sale confirmation that the borrower did not file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale, as well as to post-sale confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the loan servicer including, but not limited to, determination of whether the borrower entered into any repayment agreement, reinstated or paid off the loan prior to the sale. In any such event, the sale shall be null and void, and the Purchasers sole remedy, in law or equity, shall be the return of his deposit without interest. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, we advise you that this firm is a debt collector attempting to collect the indebtedness referred to herein and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose. SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C., Substitute Trustee This is a communication from a debt collector. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: SAMUEL I. WHITE, P.C. (0077-08 / CONV) 5040Corporate Woods Drive#120 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 (757) 457-1460 - Call Between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Cheasapeake Beach $800.00-Walkout basement in new townhome. Separate lvg rm/full bath. Utilities included. 443-852-0801

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LIQUIDATION SALE 59+ AC - $58,777 UNDER $1,000/AC


Timber Co liquidating mtn acreage, beautiful spring with stream, numerous bldg sites at end of road for lots of privacy. Hiking trails throughout. Excellent financing avail. Call now 877-526-3764 wvtimberland.com

Lost
LABRADOR -- AKC reg puppies, all papers & guar. Ready May 17th. 540-547-9117. Visit www.apsleylabs.com

Beagle/Jack Russell LOST in DC but could be 10 miles away by now! Female, tricolor, 3.5 yrs, pics at bit.ly/findsassafras 202-664-2301

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Derwood $500, 1 br, internet and utilities included, 17664 HORIZON PL, DERWOOD, MD, call 7038639711 DISTRICT HEIGHTS- Furnished room for rent, cable ready, near Metro. $125-up weekly.240-388-4611
FORT WASHINGTON- Nicely furn rooms in a beautiful house, single occupant, shared LR & kit. Please call 202-441-1075

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Dogs for Sale


MALTESE PUPS-AKC, Sweet & adorable, vet chkd, shots, champ lines, home raised, hlth guar, 11+ wks,prnts on prem,434-384-7032

AKC Boxer Pups$475,cash,2Fawn M, 8wks old, call 717-491-5249 Leave Msg - up2date w/ S&W tails docked/dewclaws removed American Bulldog2 males, 4 females,white and brindle, NKC with excellent pedigree $1000.00, 8 wks old, 814-839-4254 Australian ShepherdNSDR s/w M&F pics at willowhillfarm.net Friendly and smart. doggie door trained $350.00, 410-610-1510

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Mountain Property
MTN BARGAIN!
92 AC/Stream - $89,900
Was $144,900. Beautiful blend of rolling fields & gorgeous hardwoods with lots of wildlife! Hiking & ATV trails throughout. Long frontage on mtn stream for a relaxing sound that only nature can provide! Easy access. Excellent owner financing. Call now 877-526-3764 www.wvtimberland.com

MINIATURE PINSCHER- CKC puppies, 1F, 2M, blk/tan, parents on premises, shots & wormed, 8 wks. $300. Call 540-788-9967

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FT WASHINGTON - F pref, N/S. Shr custom 6BR hse. Sec dep req'd. $600 incl util Avail Now 301-292-2662 FT WASH- -Shr hse. Rooms available, $150/ week includes all utilities, No security dep req. 301-221-1718 GAITHERSBURG-2 rms in TH. $525ea+ 1/3utils. Nr Mall/trans, full privs, W/D. Dep req. Avail now. 301-869-0852

POODLE-Small14yr old, looking for a good home, likes to sleep and good outside, no walking req. Call 202-489-3610

If only you had home delivery. 1-800-753-POST SF

BICHON/ShihTzuAdorable! "TeddyBears" from our family to yours with TLC! 703-577-1069 $450-499 www.DCDogFinders.com

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HARLEY DAVIDSON 2004 VROD $7,900. Lots of extras, excellent condition. Call 703-965-1551
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LANHAM-1 Room in SFH, quiet, no- smoking, W/D. $475+ $20 utils + dep. 240-645-2380

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