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As word spread, cars lined up, blocked traffic and jostled to fill-up during the two hours the error occurred. Police had to use an emergency shut-off to stop the sales before the gas station closed to reset the pumps to regular prices. It wasn’t clear how much gas was sold. (AP) RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS Warm Fuzzies in the Snow Huge messages left in the snow on the frozen Mississippi River are giving patients at Minnesota’s St. Cloud Hospital a lift. The patted-down snow doesn’t look like much on the ground. But from the hospital windows above, the messages “love,” “believe” and a peace symbol appear. A nurse saw a snow-shod man and woman creating the messages, which appear with every new snow. (AP) DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS Less Scary Than the Apple Selling Grenades, Though Texas police cited a man who riled passing motorists by standing at an intersection in Beaumont dressed as a banana with an assault rifle slung across his back. Officers determined the 18-year-old was advertising for a local tactical and security store and cited him for violating a city ordinance prohibiting soliciting alongside roadways. (AP) ALMOST TOGA PARTY: Hindu devotees in Nepal dressed as the Hindu god Madhav Narayan on Tuesday during the Madhav Narayan festival on the outskirts of Kathmandu. As part of the monthlong festival, women in the Himalayan nation fast in the hope of ensuring prosperous life and conjugal happiness. XPC0061 5x3 W E D N E S D AY | 0 2 . 1 2 . 2 0 1 4 | E X P R E S S | 3 Nation Atlanta Braces for Another Storm Area streets deserted as state of emergency declared in Georgia Atlanta Atlanta dodged the ﬁrst punch of a dangerous winter storm Tuesday, but forecasters warned of a potentially “catastrophic” second blow in the form of a thick layer of ice that threatened to bring hundreds of thousands of power outages and leave people in their cold, dark homes for days. The streets and highways in metro Atlanta were largely deserted as people in the South’s business hub heeded advice from ofﬁcials to hunker down at home, especially after the epic snow jam two weeks ago that saw thousands of people stranded on icy, gridlocked roads for hours when 2 inches of snow fell. In Brief 894 WASHINGTON The number of flights that were canceled before dawn Tuesday into and out of the main airports in Atlanta, Dallas and Charlotte, N.C., according to tracking service FlightAware. (AP) Holder: Restore Voting Rights to Ex-Inmates Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday urged states to restore voting rights to former prison inmates, an issue he said primarily affects African-Americans. Eleven states, including Virginia, continue to restrict voting rights after a person has served a prison sentence and is no longer on probation or parole, the attorney general said at a symposium on the criminal justice system. (AP) PITTSBURGH A car crawls along a snow-covered roadway in Fort Payne, Ala., on Tuesday morning. Eli Jacks, a meteorologist with National Weather Service, said forecasters use words like “catastrophic” sparingly. “Sometimes we want to tell them, ‘Hey, listen, this warning is different. This is really extremely dangerous and it doesn’t happen very often,’ ” Jacks said. “I think three-quarters of an inch of ice anywhere would be catastrophic.” P re sident Ba r ac k Oba ma declared a state of emergency in Georgia, ordering federal agencies to help the state and local response during the storm. “There is no doubt that this is one of Mother Nature’s worst kinds of storms that can be inﬂicted on the South, and that is ice. It is our biggest enemy,” Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said. Elsewhere, parts of northeast Mississippi could see up to 4 inches of snow. South Carolina, which hasn’t seen a major ice storm in nearly a decade, could get a quarter to three-quarters of an inch of ice and as much as 8 inches of snow in some areas. CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY (AP) HAL YEAGER (AP) Worker Missing After Gas Well Fire in SW Pa. One worker was injured and another went missing after a Tuesday morning explosion and fire at a natural gas well in southwestern Pennsylvania, near the West Virginia border. A Chevron spokesman said it happened about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. (AP) WASHINGTON Clean Debt-Limit Bill Passes House With 28 Republican Votes Washington Unwilling to risk spooking the markets, and leading a fractured GOP majority, House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday stepped back from a confrontation with Democrats to let Congress vote on increasing the government’s borrowing cap without trying to extract any concessions from the White House. The 221-201 vote, which passed with the support of 28 Republicans, would permit the Treasury to borrow normally for another 13 months and would diffuse the “We’ll let his party give him the debtceiling increase that he wants.” — HOUSE SPE A K ER JOHN BOEHNER , PINNING THE VOTE TO RAISE THE DEBT CEILING ON PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA chance of a debt crisis well past the November elections. The move risks displeasure from the tea party but came after most Republicans in the House made clear they had no taste for another ﬁght with President Barack Obama over the nation’s debt ceiling. (AP) Yellen Say She Expects Continuity in Fed Policy Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sought Tuesday to reassure investors that she will embrace the approach to interestrate policy that her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, pursued before he stepped down last month, saying she expects “a great deal of continuity” with him. (AP) Ceiba is taking you to BRAZIL! Get ready to stamp your passport with us! 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At left, Mimi Pysno takes part in a vigil outside the Washington State Penitentiary during Brown’s execution. this system today,” he said. “There is too much at stake to accept an imperfect system.” Inslee’s moratorium, which will be in place for as long as he is governor, means that if a death penalty case comes to his desk, he will issue a reprieve, which isn’t a pardon and doesn’t commute the sentences of those condemned to death. “During my term, we will not be executing people,” said Inslee, who was elected in 2012. Last year, Maryland abolished the death penalty, the 18th state to do so and the sixth in the past six years. Nine men await execution at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. R ACHEL L A CORTE (AP) JACQUELYN MARTIN (AP) New Jersey Gets Even Greasier: Get ready for bacon like you’ve never eaten, drunk or worn it before. Bacon milkshakes. Chocolate-covered bacon. Bacon-flavored toothpaste, dental floss and lip balm. 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DCHealthLink.com or call 855-532-LINK 6 | E X P R E S S | 0 2 . 1 2 . 2 0 1 4 | W E D N E S D AY World In Brief Assad Is Playing a Waiting Game As Syrian talks drag on, regime reasserts control in civil war Analysis Even as he fights to hold on to power, Syrian President Bashar Assad has agreed to destroy a signiﬁcant part of his arsenal and to join negotiations whose stated aim is to remove him from his post. Those seemingly contradictory moves may point to a shrewd strategy: negotiate, play for time and hold the West at bay while his troops wear down an increasingly divided and dysfunctional rebel force on the battleﬁeld no matter the cost. So far the strategy has been working. Since peace talks began in Switzerland on Jan. 24, Assad’s forces have stepped up the pace of aerial BANGUI, C. AFRICAN REPUBLIC Not Much Progress Syrian peace talks appeared bogged down Tuesday, with the U.N. mediator acknowledging little progress has been achieved and the two sides failing even to agree on an agenda to move negotiations forward. Following a three hour, faceto-face meeting, U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters, “We are not making much progress.” “We need cooperation from both sides here and lot of support from outside,” he added. (AP) U.N. Criticizes Militants In C. African Republic The Christian fighters in Central African Republic who armed themselves to retaliate against brutal Muslim rebels came under growing criticism Tuesday, with the U.N. accusing them of contributing to a “climate of complete impunity.” Meanwhile, French troops on Tuesday seized a large weapons cache from a Christian neighborhood of Bangui. (AP) KAMPALA, UGANDA Syrian President Bashar Assad has stepped up bombing since talks began. U.S. Embassy in Uganda Warns of Terror Threat The U.S. Embassy in Uganda warned Tuesday of a specific terrorist threat in the country’s capital, Kampala. The embassy said in a statement it has information indicating “a group of attackers is possibly in place and ready to strike targets inside Kampala in February or March.” (AP) bombardment against oppositionheld areas and increased attacks in the north and around Damascus. Opposition groups say nearly 1,900 people were killed during the ﬁrst week of talks last month. “You want to negotiate from a strong position. You want to show exactly how immune you are internationally. And I think nothing says that more than conducting attacks during peace talks. It creates an impression of non-vulnerability,” said Firas Abi Ali, an analyst with the think tank IHS Jane’s. For Assad, U.N.-brokered peace talks are a chance to engage with the international community — much of which shunned him soon after the uprising began in March 2011. “The Syrian regime which pretends it is coming to Geneva kicking and screaming in fact loves nothing more than a process because it can claim that it’s the only side with which the world can negotiate,” said Rime Allaf, a political commentator who specializes in Middle East affairs. Assad has little incentive to give major concessions when his forces still hold 13 of 14 provincial cities and continue to make steady headway against arms-strapped rebels. The rebels are more fractured than ever, bogged down in inﬁghting against an al-Qaeda splinter group. More importantly, Assad can still count on the unwavering support of strong allies Russia and Iran. “Assad still thinks he can regain control of Syria even after all these events,” Allaf said. ZEINA K AR AM (AP) 77 Dead in Algerian Plane Crash Algiers, Algeria An Algerian military transport plane slammed into a mountain Tuesday in the country’s rugged eastern region, killing 77 people and leaving just one survivor, the country’s defense ministry said. A ir traff ic controllers lost radio and radar contact with the U.S.-built C-130 Hercules just before noon and dispatched helicopters to try to ﬁnd it. The plane was discovered in pieces on Mount Fortas near the town of Ain Kercha, 30 miles southeast of Constantine, the main city in eastern Algeria. The plane carried 74 passengers and four crew members, the military said in the statement, blaming Activists on Paw Patrol in Sochi Sochi, Russia Alexei stops in his tracks as he sees a half-breed Labrador snooping around at a cafe’s back door. The dog comes obediently on his whistle. Alexei strokes it and in one swift movement takes it in his arms like a newborn baby. Rushing past surprised passers-by, Alexei carries the equally surprised dog to his car parked around the corner and places it gently on the back seat. Alexei, who only wanted his ﬁrst name used, is one of a dozen people in the emerging movement of animal activists in Sochi alarmed by reports that the city has contracted the killing of thousands of stray dogs before and during the Olympic Games. Activists have been picking up dogs from the streets and putting them up at their homes or in temporary shelters before ﬁnding an owner elsewhere. “I like dogs but that’s not the point,” Alexei’s wife, Dina FilliMOHAMED ALI (AP) Only one man survived the Tuesday crash of a military transport plane. poor weather for the crash. The lone survivor — a soldier — suffered head injuries and was treated at a nearby military facility before being ﬂown to the military hospital in Algiers, a retired intelligence ofﬁcer said. AOMAR OUALI AND PAUL SCHEMM (AP) DAVID GOLDMAN (AP) Some stray dogs in Sochi have been given a stay of execution by animal activists. increased in 2013, despite the company’s announcement Tuesday that it planned to slash up to 12,000 jobs. Chief Executive Antony Jenkins defended the move, saying the company believed in paying for performance. (AP) $345M The amount the bonus pool at Barclays PLC pova, says. “You know, even if you don’t like children and don’t want to have one, when you see a baby lying on the street bleeding or ﬁnd out about maniacs hunting for children, you would want to do something to help.” Sochi is ﬂooded with stray dogs ALEPPO MEDIA CENTER/AP but activists also lament the attitudes of Russians who tend to treat dogs as a toy that can be easily discarded. “Dogs live on construction sites, workers feed them, give them names,” Fillipova says. “Once the construction is over the dogs are left behind.” NATALIYA VASILYE VA (AP) W E D N E S D AY | 0 2 . 1 2 . 2 0 1 4 | E X P R E S S | 7 World Healthy Female Volunteers Needed Stress and Anxiety Research Study The National Institute of Mental Health is conducting a clinical research study with an experimental drug to determine if this drug may reduce stress and anxiety. The effects of the drug will be compared to an approved anti-anxiety drug and to a placebo, an inactive pill. You may be eligible if you are: • A healthy woman between 21-50 years of age • Willing to follow certain diet restrictions • Willing to use birth control You may not be eligible if you: • Are pregnant or nursing • Have heart or liver disease, peptic ulcer, or seizures • Have depression, anorexia, bulimia or anxiety Belgium Mulls Kids’ Right to Die Brussels Belgium, one of the few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death — extending the right to children for the ﬁrst time. The legislation appears to have wide support in the largely liberal country, with one opinion poll ﬁnding 75 percent of Belgians in favor. But it has also aroused intense opposition from foes — including a list of pediatricians — and everyday people who have staged noisy street protests, fearing that vulnerable children will be talked into making a ﬁnal, irreversible choice. “The question they ask us is: ‘Don’t make me go in a terrible, horrifying way, let me go now while I am still a human being.’ ” — DR. GERL A ND VA N BERL A ER, A PROMINENT BRUSSELS PEDIATRICIAN, WHO BELIEVES EXTENDING EUTHANASIA RIGHTS TO CHILDREN IS THE MERCIFUL THING TO DO www.clinicaltrials.gov “We are opening a door that nobody will be able to close,” said Andre Leonard, the archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels. “There is a risk of very serious consequences in the long term for society and the meaning we give to life, death and the freedom of human beings.” The Belgian Senate voted 50-17 on Dec. 12 to amend the country’s 2002 law on euthanasia so that it would apply to minors, but only under certain additional conditions. Those include parental consent and a requirement that any minor desiring euthanasia demonstrate a “capacity for discernment” to a psychiatrist and psychologist. The House of Representatives, the other chamber of Parliament, is scheduled to debate today whether to agree to the changes, and vote on them Thursday. Passage is widely expected. JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG (AP) The study involves 6 outpatient visits to the NIH Clinical Center over a period of 8-9 weeks. There is no charge for study-related procedures. Compensation is provided. Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America’s research hospital, is located on the Metro red line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, Maryland. Parking is provided at no cost. For more information call: 1 800-411-1222 TTY: 1-866-411-1010 Si habla español. Online, clinicaltrials.gov - Refer to study #10-M-0049 National Institute of Mental Health NIH... Turning Discovery into Health ® - HOUSING DISCRIMINATION ISN’T ALWAYS OBVIOUS, BUT IT IS ILLEGAL. 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Metro said it will activate its emergency operations center and “monitor conditions as we go,” according to Metro’s chief spokesBONNIE JO MOUNT (THE WASHINGTON POST) 8 inches The amount of snowfall that affects above-ground Metrorail service. Snow and ice making contact with the third rail can also create power issues and impact service. (T WP) A Metro worker clears the platform at the Prince George’s Plaza station in Hyattsville, Md., during an earlier snowstorm this year. man Dan Stessel. He warned riders that Metro’s rail service could be suspended depending on what he called a “number of factors,” including the speed of the snowfall and “how much can be cleared over the course of the storm to prevent it from contacting the third rail.” Metro shut down its service dur- ing Hurricane Sandy because of the potential for high winds and a risk of debris and trees being blown onto the tracks, Stessel said. Metro’s 250 bus routes could also be impacted, depending on the extent of the snowfall and road conditions. At the Maryland Department of Transportation, ofﬁcials said crews were preparing for the expected snowfall. “It’s been a very busy winter so far,” said Charlie Gischlar, a spokesman for the Maryland DOT. “The crews just came off [last week’s] ice event and the little storm over the weekend.” DANA HEDGPETH (THE WASHINGTON POST) 10 | E X P R E S S | 0 2 . 1 2 . 2 0 1 4 | W E D N E S D AY Local MEET THE CANDIDATES This is the second in a series of Washington Post profiles of D.C. mayoral candidates. For more, go to washingtonpost.com. Snow Days Starting to Add Up AMANDA VOISARD (FOR TWP) Schools consider calendar changes to make up for lost time Washington As Washington braces for another predicted snowfall tonight, area school systems are counting the days and hours they need to make up if their students spend yet another day home from school. A major storm could bring as much as 14 inches of snow, with the highest totals in the region’s western and northern suburbs. By Thursday morning, heavy snow could snarl trafﬁc and close hundreds of schools throughout the region. And the snow days have been adding up quickly. Storm Troops With potentially a foot of snow looming for the D.C. region, Maryland and Virginia have declared states of emergency. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley both issued the declarations Tuesday, citing the need to properly respond to the winter storm. These declarations let the states activate their respective national guards and prepare for potential power outages and snarled roads. Both governors also issued statements asking residents to prepare for outages and other storm-related headaches. (T WP) Tommy Wells Life story: Wells, 56, came to D.C. in 1983 at the age of 26: a Texas-born, Alabama-raised scion of a Minnesota family. He took a job with D.C.’s child welfare agency and became one of a few employees willing to speak out about its systemic failings — not enough workers, not enough support — as the city was hit by the triple crisis of crack, AIDS and fiscal mismanagement. Wells won a school board seat in 2000, then ran six years later for the Ward 6 seat. He had long been in the public eye as a child welfare advocate, but sought to make a mark in transportation, planning and development matters. Summer break will arrive one day later in Fairfax County if classes are canceled again on Thursday. Officials have closed school six times so far and already added two days back to the calendar. Prince William County, Va., has shut down eight days so far this winter, putting it nearly a full day short of the state’s required number of instructional hours. The school board is considering converting a teacher work day on March 31 to a regular school day. Any additional cancellations could lead to a shorter spring break or a slightly longer school year or school days. Not having school on Thursday would officially put Prince George’s County below Maryland’s minimum for instructional time. And Montgomery County, Md., has already fallen below the state limit. Both school systems likely would dip into summer vacation to make up for lost time, but they also have the option of requesting a waiver from the state requirement. In Arlington, officials have adjusted the early-release schedules for some schools. And in Alexandria, students will have to attend school on two previously scheduled professional work days. If there are any more closures, ofﬁcials could add extra minutes to regular school days. The District’s public school system has only one snow day built into its calendar and already has canceled class three times this year. Schools are scheduled to make up the other two days at the end of the academic year in June. MICHAEL ALISON CHANDLER (THE WASHINGTON POST) Not Exactly a Dog Day Afternoon In Brief RICHMOND MONTGOMERY COUNTY 11% Va. Senate Votes to Repeal Ultrasound Law Virginia Senate Democrats, enjoying a new majority in the upper chamber, are trying to repeal a law mandating that women seeking abortions undergo ultrasounds. The Senate voted Tuesday 20-20, with Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam casting the deciding vote, to repeal the ultrasound law. The law garnered national attention when passed in 2012. The measure has little chance of passing the GOP-controlled House. (AP) WASHINGTON Md. Man Gets 35 Years in Son’s Attempted Murder An 80-year-old Montgomery County, Md., man was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison for the attempted murder of his estranged son, the State’s Attorney’s Office for Montgomery County said. Prosecutors say James Russell Lewis attempted to shoot his estranged son, 58-year-old Russell Lewis of Silver Spring, in September of 2011 because of a dispute over land inheritance. (AP) RESTON, VA. Campaign tactic: Wells has replaced his old slogan, “For livable, walkable neighborhoods,” with “Making D.C. a great place to live, work and raise a family” in order to appeal to a larger number of people. Do you have the commitment to go citywide? “I’m the only one that’s giving up their seat to run. I’m all in. This is either up or out.” What do you consider your most significant accomplishments as a legislator? “I think taking the Human Services Committee — during the Banita Jacks case, the Renee Bowman case and then the agency going into full crisis, and to help shepherd them from the council side out of that crisis — required an extraordinary amount of skill.” ON A FRIGID DAY IN THE DISTRICT, dogs of all shapes and sizes are KATHERINE FREY (THE WASHINGTON POST) The amount of Democrats or people who plan to register as Democrats before the April 1 primary who said they would vote for Wells, according to a Washington Post poll. (T WP) taken for a group walk on Capitol Hill. Small Fire Temporarily Closes D.C. Courthouse D.C. Superior Court’s main courthouse closed Tuesday as a result of a small fire in the main courthouse. The fire started when a microwave oven ignited on the building’s lower level, and spread to the wiring, officials said. No injuries were reported. A court spokeswoman said all proceedings in the courthouse, at 500 Indiana Ave. NW, were postponed until today. (THE WASHINGTON POST) Fairfax to Boost Housing As It Preps for Silver Line The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a long-term plan Tuesday to add 22,000 homes along with hotels and several office buildings to the town of Reston, Va., in preparation for the arrival of the Silver Line. During the next several decades, the plan would add a network of parks, a performing arts center, new schools, hotels and retail shopping around the three new Metro stations. (TWP) State Smarts For the eighth year in a row, Maryland had the highest percentage of high school seniors in the country pass the Advanced Placement tests, according to a report released by the College Board on Tuesday. Nearly 30 percent of Maryland seniors earned a college-ready score last year. Connecticut ranked second, and Virginia came in third, with 28.3 percent of its seniors earning a 3 or better on the tests. (AP) W E D N E S D AY | 0 2 . 1 2 . 2 0 1 4 | E X P R E S S | 11 Local A Lead After Nearly 40 Years Police ID ‘person of interest’ in one of the area’s most famous cold cases Montgomery County, Md. Authorities have identiﬁed a sex offender incarcerated in Delaware as a “person of interest” in the nearly 40-year-old disappearance of two Montgomery County, Md., girls, who vanished after leaving home to go to a mall. Police appealed to the public for more information about Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., 57, at an afternoon news conference Tuesday, saying he was at Wheaton Plaza the day Sheila and Katherine Lyon, 12 and 10, went missing. Police said Welch, who was 18 years old at the time, was seen “paying attention” to the sisters. He has been convicted of raping girls in Virginia, South Carolina and Delaware, they said, and worked as a ride operator for a carnival company that travelled around the country. The disappearance of the Lyon sisters is one of the most high-proﬁle unsolved cases in the D.C. area and it prompted a massive police search and investigation in the weeks, months and years that followed. The girls set out from their Kensington, Md., home around 11 a.m. on March 25, 1975, to have lunch and window shop at what was then called Wheaton Plaza, now Westﬁeld Wheaton Mall. They were last seen by their 15-year-old brother, Jay, at the mall around 2 p.m. The sisters never returned home and their father, John Lyon, then an announcer on WMAL radio, reported the girls missing that night. Police used dogs, helicopters and foot patrols to comb the area, but turned up no sign of the girls. The case received widespread media attention and thousands of tips ﬂooded in from across the RICKY CARIOTI (THE WASHINGTON POST) On Tuesday, a police officer uncovers mugshots of Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., the person of interest in the 1975 cold case. FAMILY REACTION IN 1976 Backstory Sheila, left, and Katherine Lyon, 12 and 10, were last seen at around 2 p.m. March 25, 1975, at what was then called Wheaton Plaza, now Westfield Wheaton Mall. Their father reported them missing later that night after they failed to return home. Five years later, police said there had never been any disappearances like it in Montgomery County, Md., or the Washington area. The case received widespread media attention, including a story in the National Enquirer. That story alone generated hundreds of tips, many from psychics who sent tapes and maps from as far away as Hawaii and Puerto Rico. None produced a viable lead. (TWP) “If they were dead — if we knew — that would be the end of it. But we don’t know, so I’m just where I was a year ago.” — JOHN LYON, A YEAR AFTER HIS DAUGHTERS’ DISAPPEARANCE. LYON, A FORMER RADIO ANNOUNCER, WENT ON TO BECOME A MONTGOMERY COUNTY VICTIMS’ ASSISTANT. “I refuse to kid myself anymore. I’m not hopeful at all. Oh, I know there is a little spur of hope until someone says otherwise, but …” — M A RY LYON, THE GIRLS’ MOM, IN THE SAME 1976 WASHINGTON POST INTERVIEW FAMILY REACTION TUESDAY “Throughout these years our hopes for a resolution of this mystery have been sustained by the support and eﬀorts of countless members of law enforcement, the news media, and the community. The fact that so many people still care about this case means a great deal to us.” — THE LYON FA MILY IN A STATEMENT RELEASED TUESDAY BY POLICE area and the country. At the time, The Washington Post reported the disappearance drew “intense public involvement that sometimes … bordered on hysteria.” Psychics offered clues, a woman said she spotted the girls and their captor in the audience of a TV show, and a group of citizens band radio enthusiasts — some reportedly armed — chased cars after a man reported seeing bound and gagged girls in the backseat of a station wagon. More than a dozen people reported their daughters were approached at local malls by a microphonewielding man, who wanted to record the girls’ voices. Police put out sketches of the man, but that lead, like so many others, led nowhere. On the ﬁve-year anniversary of the disappearance of the Lyon sisters, Montgomery County police sergeant Rodney Ingels said investigators were bafﬂed. “Except for a helluva lot of work, we’re no further than we were,” he said. On Tuesday, police said Welch is from the D.C. area, but traveled around the country in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. They said he was arrested in the mid-1970s on a burglary charge near Wheaton Plaza, and that he was known to hitchhike and walk along railroad tracks around the D.C. area. “Welch was considered a drifter,” Police Chief Tom Manger said. During the 1970s and ’80s, police said, he often stayed in hotels and homeless shelters. Welch was convicted in 1998 in New Castle County, Del., of charges including ﬁrst-degree unlawful sexual intercourse and second-degree unlawful sexual contact. In a statement provided by police, the Lyon family said they would be “grateful for any information the public can provide to help bring this story to its conclusion.” JUSTIN JOUVENAL AND DAN MORS E (THE WASHINGTON POST ) THE WASHINGTON POST 12 | E X P R E S S | 0 2 . 1 2 . 2 0 1 4 | W E D N E S D AY SOCHI 2014 White, U.S. Left Off Podium Snowboarding Shaun White lost to a kid they call the “I-Pod,” and now, he may never hear the end of it. White, the best snowboarder of his era and one of the best-known and best-marketed athletes at the Sochi Games, didn’t even win a medal. He ﬁnished fourth. The 27-year-old American, who opted out of the Olympic slopestyle debut and put all his chips in the halfpipe, where he hoped to win a third straight gold medal, got knocked off by Iouri Podladtchikov, the Russian-born inventor of the “Yolo,” the trick that White could not master. “I’m disappointed,” White said. “I hate the fact I nailed it in practice, but it happens. It’s hard to be consistent.” The Japanese pair of 15-yearold Ayumu Hirano and 18-yearold Taku Hiraoka won silver and bronze, and the Americans were shut out on the halfpipe for the ﬁrst time since the sport was introduced to the Olympics in 1998. Podladtchikov, 25, who now lives in and competes for Switzerland, landed the trick successfully at an event in Europe last season, but hadn’t done it since. White watched the replay of I-Pod’s trick last March on his computer and went to work trying to match it. He landed it twice in qualifying events and was listed as the — A MERICA N DA NN Y DAV IS, WHO FINISHED IN 10TH PLACE, SAID OF GOLDMEDALIST IOURI PODLADTCHIKOV MORRY GASH (AP) An American doesn’t medal in halfpipe for ﬁrst time ever in event “He’s incredible. That run on that halfpipe. Wow.” Canada’s Dara Howell won gold in women’s freestyle skiing slopestyle. Shaun White, top, finished fourth to Iouri Podladtchikov, who won gold in halfpipe. heavy favorite to become the seventh person to win three straight gold medals in an individual event at the Winter Games. On White’s ﬁrst of two runs in the ﬁnal, his attempt at the Yolo ended with a fall that left him sliding down the halfpipe on his backside. I-Pod had scored an 86.5 in his ﬁrst run — clearly in medal contention — and then won it on his second attempt. The Yolo includes a total of 1440 degrees of spin — two head-over-heels ﬂips and two 360-degree turns. He landed it and even though he only threw ﬁve tricks, when most riders were trying six in a supersized, superslushy halfpipe, the judges liked what they saw. His 94.75 in the second ﬁnals run put huge pressure on White. White’s ﬁrst two jumps of his second ﬁnals run were ﬂawless. Then, the Yolo. The form looked good during his three seconds in the air, but on the landing, he skittered down the pipe and lost speed. White’s score of 90.25 was only good enough for fourth. “I saw videos of Shaun doing it really well,” I-Pod said of the Yolo. “I got bummed, said, ‘Damn, that’s my trick and he’s doing it better than me.’ Today, I guess I was doing it a little better.” EDDIE PELLS (AP) 2014 Sochi Iouri Podladtchikov, Switzerland Ayumu Hirano, Japan Taku Hiraoka, Japan Canada’s Dominance Continues Freestyle Skiing The lasting image of freestyle skiing pioneer Sarah Burke is her everpresent smile, the one that helped inspire kids across Canada to slap on their skis and open their minds. In an event that Burke’s extraordinary vision helped bring to the Olympics, Dara Howell channeled her idol’s style. Mouth agape after a spectacular run, Howell continued Canada’s dominance at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park by soaring to gold as women’s slopestyle skiing made a sometimes inauspicious Olympic debut. “I said the other day that I really hope a Canadian brings home a gold medal and it will be for Sarah,” Howell said. “This medal is deﬁnitely for Sarah. She pushed the sport.” Burke died in 2012 at age 29 following an accident while training on the halfpipe. A charismatic and accomplished performer and one of the key players in expanding freestyle skiing’s role in the Olympics, she served as a role model to a large swath of the Canadian freestyle team, including the 19-year-old who found herself atop a podium on Tuesday. Devin Logan of the United States took silver. Kim Lamarre earned bronze to give Canada seven medals in four days of snowboarding and freestyle skiing. WILL GR AVES (AP) End of U.S. Reign? Men’s snowboarding halfpipe has been an Olympic event since 1998, with the U.S. winning eight out of a possible 12 medals in the four previous Olympics. But for the first time, the U.S. was shut out in the halfpipe Tuesday. (E XPRESS) 1998 Nagano Gian Simmen, Switzerland Daniel Franck, Norway Ross Powers USA 2002 Salt Lake City Ross Powers, USA Danny Kass, USA JJ Thomas, USA 2006 Turin Shaun White, USA Danny Kass, USA Markku Koski, Finland 2010 Vancouver Shaun White, USA Peetu Piiroinen, Finland Scotty Lago, USA GETTY IMAGES PHOTOS W E D N E S D AY | 0 2 . 1 2 . 2 0 1 4 | E X P R E S S | 13 SOCHI 2014 Athletes Adjust to Slush Conditions not ideal as temperatures hit above 50 in Sochi Weather Cross-country skiers are looking for precisely the right wax to cut through the mush. Jumpers are trying to land in snow that’s way too soft. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders are bailing out of their best tricks on courses that, even way up on the mountain, are melting under the Sochi sun. Temperatures climbed well above 50 degrees even on the Sochi Games’ highest hills, exposing huge patches of green around the mountain venues. Bode Miller went from pre-race favorite during training runs down an icy hill to eighth-place ﬁnisher when the downhill course got slushier Sunday. He was still second-guessing himself Tuesday for not trying a different ski setup. “It would be a tough call to be like, ‘The weather is changing, we’re just going to go completely throw a dart in the dark and hope 50 degrees. Mauro Pini, who coaches World Cup overall champion Tina Maze, said “only the last two or three gates” would be slow. But he said it probably will be the softest downhill snow all season. Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the local organizing committee, told The Associated Press that it hasn’t been warm enough to warrant tapping into reservoirs of snow stored near the mountain venues. Dismissing handwringing over the weather, he said: “It’s not a big surprise for us. We’re a subtropical city.” After watching Miller train, Sasha Rearick, the head U.S. men’s Alpine coach, explained how skis slide on a colder, harder slope, and turn on a warmer, softer one. A racer who comes from a technical background, such as Miller, gets more help on the ice than the slush, Rearick said. Asked whether he was surprised about the temperatures so far, Rearick chuckled. “I’ve spent a lot of time here. This is still mild,” Rearick said. “It gets warmer.” HOWARD FENDRICH (AP) MATTHIAS SCHRADER (AP) Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla celebrates winning gold. Norway Wins Four Medals To Take Lead Roundup The most decorated country in Winter Olympic history earned four more medals Tuesday. Norway won double gold in the cross-country freestyle sprints while picking up silver medals in the women’s sprint and in the women’s 10-kilometer biathlon pursuit. That gave the Norwegians the medal lead as the games concluded their ﬁfth day, and it pushed their overall total to 317 since the Winter Olympics began in 1924. U.S. cross-country skier Kikkan Randall, a gold-medal hopeful, was eliminated in the qualifying rounds of the women’s freestyle sprint. Maiken Caspersen Falla of Norway took the gold in that race, with teammate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg earning silver. Ola Vigen Hattestad captured the men’s sprint title in a race marred by a three-skier collision. Emil Joensson of Sweden, who had all but given up earlier in the race, grabbed the bronze after Sergey Ustiugov of Russia, Marcus Hellner of Sweden and Anders Gloeersen of Norway were involved in a crash that left them sprawled across the course. Soft snow caused a number of spills throughout the day. DAVID PACE (AP) A skier goes through slushy snow near the training slopes of the Alpine course. it hits.’ We had to stick with what we knew,” Miller said. “In hindsight, it was a mistake, because on training day, it was boilerplate ice and you needed a lot of edge. … And on race day, you needed to be more subtle, more smooth.” Citing high temperatures, officials called off the training for the women in a bid to preserve the track for their downhill today, when it’s supposed to reach SOCHIROUNDUP Medal Count Top Dog Lee Sang-hwa, South Korea GOLD LUCA BRUNO (AP) Jumping Over Favorite Carina Vogt, left, won the first gold medal in women’s ski jumping. The 22-year-old German overcame heavy favorite Sara Takanashi of Japan, the World Cup leader in the sport who ended up a disappointing fourth. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria took silver and Colin Mattell of France earned bronze. (AP) 2 SILVER 1 BRONZE 4 United States COUNTRY TOTAL: 7 T 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 0 3 3 4 2 0 3 4 0 3 0 11 9 5 8 7 2 7 4 The South Korean lived up to the hype as the overwhelming favorite in women’s 500-meter speedskating Tuesday, recording the two fastest runs to win her second straight Olympic gold. Lee set an Olympic record of 37.28 seconds in her second 500-meter race, and her combined time of 1 minute, 14.70 seconds was also an Olympic mark. (AP) Norway Canada Germany Netherlands USA Switzerland Russia Austria What to Watch WOMEN’S HOCKEY (7 A.M., NBCSN) The U.S. and Canada face off in a likely preview of the goldmedal game. MEN’S SPEEDSKATING (8 P.M., NBC) Shani Davis tries to become the first American man to win gold at the same event (1,000 meters) in three straight Olympics. Third Is First for U.S. Four times in the past, USA Luge has sent a doubles team to the Olympic podium. But no American had ever won an Olympic singles medal in the sport. Not until Erin Hamlin, above, delivered her bronze on Tuesday. Germany’s Natalie Geisenberger won gold in dominant style. (AP) 7 SOURCE: SOCHI2014.COM Points scored by Britain’s women curlers in one end during a round-robin game against the U.S. on Tuesday, setting an Olympic record. 14 | E X P R E S S | 0 2 . 1 2 . 2 0 1 4 | W E D N E S D AY Aha! The University of Virginia TWO CONVENIENT FORMATS Master’s in the Management of Information Technology for working professionals • Complete a one-year degree without career interruption. • Discover the rich learning environment created by our dedicated full-time faculty and exceptional student body. • Create business value through innovative IT management. 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But international players have also keyed the Colonials’ resurgence as they head into tonight’s game at VCU (19-5, 7-2). Senior Nemanja Mikic (Serbia), a member of the team when Lonergan arrived, had 11 points in just his third start of the season in a win against Duquesne last week. Backup point guard Miguel Cartagena (Puerto Rico) and Paris Maragkos (Greece) are reserves while Patricio Garino (Argenti- na) and Kevin Larsen (Denmark, Montrose Christian) are sophomore starters for the Colonials. “I think we have great chemistry, off the court and on the court,” Garino said. “We are not selﬁsh at all. We really trust each other, from the last guy on the team to the ﬁrst one.” That trust shows up on the court, as GW had 20 assists on 32 baskets in a 93-67 win Saturday against Fordham. The Colonials, who made 16 shots in a row at one point, had at least three players score in double ﬁgures in the ﬁrst nine conference games. Third-year coach Lonergan notes the foreign players went to high school or prep school in the United States before heading to Foggy Bottom. “It is not like we are going to ﬁnd them,” he said. “They are here [in the U.S.] already.” Former GW coach Mike Jarvis had success in the 1990s, thanks in part to international players as well. “I think it is pretty cool,” Lonergan said of the foreign connection. “Those kids value an education. They have high basketball IQs, and like Americans they want to go to the NBA.” Perhaps it is ﬁtting that behind the scorer’s table at the Smith Center the school’s marketing department puts up the ﬂags of Argentina, Serbia, Denmark, Greece and Puerto Rico for each game. GW’s chemistry will be tested in a stretch of four games, starting today, that includes three opponents that have been nationally ranked at some point this season: at VCU (tonight), vs. UMass (Saturday) and at No. 12 Saint Louis (Feb. 22). “There is no pressure at all,” guard Maurice Creek said. “We know we have two tough matchups coming up. We will go out there and play our game and be loose and do what we have to do.” DAVID DRIVER (FOR EXPRESS) RICKY CARIOTI (THE WASHINGTON POST) COMMUNICATE YOUR CAUSE WEBINAR FEBRUARY 19 1:00 PM NEXT WEEK REGISTER: go.gwu.edu/mpaweb MA in Media & Public Affairs Join us for an online information session and take the ﬁrst step towards advancing your career in strategic communication. 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Before panic sets in that “X Factor’s” demise spells the end to the era of singing competition shows, fear not — there are still plenty of contenders left that show no sign of going anywhere. “X Factor,” launched by former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell, may have cleared some space, but for those of you who say, “Wait, that show is still on?” here’s a look at the current state of the reality singing competition show. EMILY YAHR (THE WASHINGTON POST ) Two of the Beatles’ ‘Help!’ Jackets to Be Auctioned Jackets worn by Ringo Starr and George Harrison in the 1965 Beatles film “Help!” and on the accompanying album’s cover, will be auctioned next month, the BBC has reported. The jackets are part of “Help!” director Richard Lester’s private collection, and are expected to be sold for more than $82,000. (E XPRESS) TELEVISION Canadian Sitcom Will Reunite O’Hara and Levy The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced it has ordered 13 episodes of a new sitcom “Schitt’s Creek,” which will star Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara as former billionaires. Levy and O’Hara are frequent costars in the parody films of Christopher Guest, including “Best in Show.” CBC has not said when the show will begin production. (E XPRESS) FESTIVALS From left, “American Idol’s” Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest and Harry Connick Jr, and “The Voice’s” Shakira and Blake Shelton. THE VETERAN ON FOX (WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS) THE (SORTA) NEWCOMER THE ‘LESS IS MORE’ APPROACH THE EXPERIMENT THE RANDOMS ‘American Idol’ ‘The Voice’ ON NBC (SEASON 6 PREMIERES FEB. 24) ‘The Sing-Off’ ON NBC (USUALLY AIRS IN DECEMBER, BUT SEASON 5 UNKNOWN) ‘Rising Star’ ON ABC (DEBUTS SUMMER 2014) ‘Killer Karaoke’ ON TRUTV (PREMIERES FEB. 20) Lana del Rey to Head Sweetlife Music Festival Food-and-music festival Sweetlife announced its 2014 lineup on Tuesday, topped by singer Lana del Rey, rapper 2 Chainz and rock acts Foster the People, and Fitz and the Tantrums. Tickets for the May 10 festival, held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. (T WP) $305M The global box office take of the film “The Wolf of Wall Street,” since its opening Dec. 25, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film stands as director Martin Scorsese’s top-grossing film worldwide, having passed “Shutter Island’s” $294.8 million. (E XPRESS) Though ratings are a shell of what they used to be, there’s no denying the staying power of “Idol,” the classic singing competition series. Even in its 13th season, it’s still pulling in about 13 million viewers per episode. (Granted, that’s just about the lowest in the show’s history.) But for a reality series that old, the numbers are still solid — and “Idol” is doing everything it can to reinvent itself to a happy place in a post-Cowell world, with a cheery new panel of judges including Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. Would you believe “The Voice” debuted less than three years ago but has already aired five seasons? Even though the judges’ chair-spinning gimmick in the early rounds is starting to lose its luster, the fifth season’s ratings were on par with those of “Idol.” The spring edition kicks off soon with Usher and Shakira joining the Adam Levine/Blake Shelton bromance. The buzz is still strong, and with former winners Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery having recent hits on the country charts, it’s clear the show is able to produce a real star. Despite trying to make it a real fall contender in 2011, this a capella competition is at its strongest airing over just a few weeks during the holiday season. Ratings for the finale hit a low at the end of last year, and there’s no word yet on a fifth season — though strong word-of-mouth could bring it back for another spectacle in December 2014. “The Sing Off” is also yet another show to try the “really, them?” tactic for recruiting its judges: Jewel, Ben Folds and Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman. It’s another stab at a singing competition, and it sounds just wacky enough to work. ABC’s president Paul Lee announced during the 2014 winter press tour that “Rising Star,” adapted from an Israeli series, will debut this summer with a twist: Instead of viewer votes shrouded in secrecy, people will be able to see votes in real time, on a screen, as the contestant is singing. Sound complicated and somewhat demoralizing? ABC probably hopes so, though they still have to work out those pesky time zone issues. Although stretching the definition of “singing competition,” “Killer Karaoke” challenges people to sing karaoke while going through “extreme and outrageous circumstances” (cactus maze, anyone?). ‘Copycat’ ON MTV (IN PRODUCTION) Meanwhile, MTV is casting for “Copycat,” which tracks down people who sing exactly like their idols. Set to host is Jonathan Bennett, who you might remember from “Mean Girls” as looking sexy with his hair pushed back. Jackman’s Back, Claws and All: Hugh Jackman, left, will once again take up hosting duties for the Tony Awards, the show’s producers announced Tuesday. This year’s show, held at Radio City Music Hall, will mark the “Wolverine” star’s fourth time hosting. Neil Patrick Harris, who last year hosted his fourth show and earned viewership of 7.24 million people, will be on Broadway this spring in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” (AP) 22 | E X P R E S S | 0 2 . 1 2 . 2 0 1 4 | W E D N E S D AY Are Mondays Your New Fridays? If so, nominate your workplace as one of the best in the greater Washington area for Top Workplaces 2014: a special section of The Washington Post coming early this summer. washingtonpost.com/nominate XPN1244 5x10.5 W E D N E S D AY | 0 2 . 1 2 . 2 0 1 4 | E X P R E S S | 23 entertainment lookout A Star With Dimples and Diplomacy Shirley Temple Black, actor turned politician, has died at age 85 Obituary Shirley Temple Black, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, sobbed and smiled her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. Her family did not disclose her cause of death. A talented and ultra-adorable entertainer, Shirley Temple was America’s top box-ofﬁce draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She beat out such grown-ups as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranking of the top 50 screen legends ranked Temple at No. 18 among the 25 actresses. She appeared in scores of movies and kept children singing “On the Good Ship Lollipop” for generations. Temple was credited with saving 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy with ﬁlms such as “Curly Top” and “The Littlest Rebel.” She even had a drink named after her, a sweet and innocent cocktail of ginger ale and grenadine, topped with a maraschino cherry. Temple blossomed into a pret- Much More Than a Former Child Star Temple got her first ambassador appointment after Secretary of State Henry Kissinger heard her discussing Namibia at a party. She went on to win praise for her extensive diplomatic career: Shirley Temple was credited with saving 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy. 1969: Appointed delegate to the United Nations by President Richard Nixon 1974-1976: Named ambassador to Ghana by President Gerald Ford 1976-1977: Appointed first female chief of protocol by Ford 1989-1992: Served as U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia ty young woman, but audiences lost interest, and she retired from films at 21. She raised a family with Charles Black, her husband of more than 50 years, and later became active in politics and held several diplomatic posts in Republican administrations. “I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the lifetime achievement award. Start early,” she quipped in 2006 as she was honored by the Screen Actors Guild. But she also said that evening that her greatest roles were as wife, mother and grandmother. “There’s nothing like real love. Nothing.” MARTHA MENDOZ A (AP) ASSOCIATED PRESS 24 | E X P R E S S | 0 2 . 1 2 . 2 0 1 4 | W E D N E S D AY lookout online CLIVE MASON (AFP/GETTY IMAGES) “Well played comedy central, you made me search for and watch this mans show, well played.” — COMMENTER KILBASA AT DISCUSSIONS.LATIMES.COM assumes the short-lived “Dumb Starbucks” coffee shop was a marketing ploy by the Comedy Central network. The shop attracted long lines of customers and a slew of online chatter when it opened late last week. But after the Los Angeles County Health Department shuttered it, news broke that the whole ploy was a reality TV stunt for comedian Nathan Fielder’s show, “Nathan for You.” “He’s basically the Brett Favre of figure skating … but instead of exuding annoying faux-humility, he carries himself like a true badass.” — SAMER KALAF AT DEADSPIN.COM expresses “They cheered loudly when one of their curlers was sliding onto the ice to take his shot, which is the equivalent of cheering for a golfer while he’s teeing off.” — BRIAN COSTA AT BLOGS.WSJ .COM critiques the timing “I almost thought this was some kind of reverse psychology at first, now I’m just confused.” — COMMENTER BTA AT GREATERGREATERWASHINGTON.ORG reacts “One religious group stands out for its willingness to intermarry: the adherents of Jediism, which is based on the teachings of the Jedi Knights in the Star Wars movies.” — ADAM PASICK AT QZ.COM his respect for Russian ﬁgure skater Evgeni Plushenko, who is competing in his fourth Olympics at age 31 (he’s earned medals in all four). Besides being possibly the best male ﬁgure skater in history, Plushenko is also known for his bravado off the ice, mainly in the form of throwing shade at the competition. of Russian cheers during a Monday morning Olympic curling match. Russia lost to Great Britain, 7-4, proving, Costa said, that Russians have as much to learn about curling on the ice as its fans do off the ice. to a ﬂyer going around D.C. that calls for residents to “Say no!” to corner stores. Except maybe it’s actually telling them to say yes … because whoever made the ﬂyers used the same text the D.C. Ofﬁce of Planning wrote for its fact sheet about the positive aspects of corner stores. analyzes a recent Facebook study that found most people who identify their religion on the social media site will be in a relationship with someone of the same faith. Of the .15 percent of proﬁles identiﬁed as Jediist, just 13.2 percent used the force to ﬁnd Jedi mates. 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Jackson, left, on Monday by confusing him with Laurence Fishburne, Us Weekly reported. “Did you get a lot of reaction to that Super Bowl commercial?” Sam Rubin asked Jackson, referring to a Kia ad Fishburne starred in. “You’re as crazy as the people on Twitter,” Jackson scolded. “We may be all black and famous, but we don’t look alike.” (EXPRESS) PL AYING THE POPE CARD ‘Well, Francis and I Think …’ George Clooney touched a nerve in Britain by suggesting the 2,500-yearold Parthenon Marbles should be returned to Greece. At a news conference Tuesday, Clooney called for “an open discussion” on the fate of the ancient friezes. He said both the Vatican and the J. Paul Getty Museum had sent parts of the marbles back, and trying to reunite the whole work might be “the right thing to do.” (AP) NE TFLIX IT! Clearly They’ve Never Seen ‘The Queen of Versailles’ Kim Kardashian and Kanye West want to add a room inspired by the Palace of Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors to their mansion, which is under construction in Bel Air, Calif., Radar Online reported. West “keeps changing his mind on the design and decor of the house, but they both agree on one thing — the mirrors,” said a source. They saw the Hall on a visit to Versailles. (EXPRESS) Victims ANDY KROPA (GETTY IMAGES) This wax Biebs is the perfect vector for a disease that only targets tweens. Meat Is Murder. So Is Actual Murder Morrissey is mad at Britain’s princes, who went hunting a day before William pled for the welfare of endangered animals, E! News reported. “Endangered species are dying out only because of people like William and Harry … we can only pray to God that their hunting guns backfire in their faces,” Morrissey said. 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