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A Union Decision The Supreme Court dealt a blow Monday to public-sector unions, ruling that thousands of home health-care workers in Illinois can’t be required to pay fees that help cover the union’s costs of collective bargaining. (AP)

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, the ďŹ rst time the high court has declared that businesses The number can hold religious of times the views under feder49-page majoral law. ity opinion menThe 5-4 decitions the word sion, splitting con“womenâ€? or “woman.â€? (T WP) servatives and liberals, means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under the health insurance plans of objecting companies. Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion — over a dissent from Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer

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Will this affect me? Theoretically, more than half of employed Americans could lose their contraception coverage because of the ruling. According to studies from Columbia University and New York University, the “closely held corporations� covered in the opinion employ 52 percent of the workforce. But that doesn’t mean they all will nix coverage. First, most large employers had already offered coverage before the Affordable Care Act mandated it. And few have fought the mandate. Second, federal law makes clear that companies seeking religious exemptions must demonstrate sincere religious beliefs.

Could this decision affect more than just birth control? Justice Samuel Alito denied that the decision would allow some businesses to not offer other medical services, such as blood transfusions or vaccinations. “Our decision in these cases is concerned solely with the contraceptive mandate,� Alito wrote. (THE WASHINGTON POST/AP)

and Elena Kagan — that forcing companies to pay for methods of women’s contraception to which they object violates the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. He said there are still ways for the administration to ensure women get the birth control they want. But White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the decision creates health risks for women, and he said Congress should take action to make sure they get coverage. “Today’s decision jeopardizes the health of the women who are employed by these companies,� Earnest said. Contraception is among the services that must be provided at no extra charge under the Affordable Care Act. MARK SHERMAN (AP)

The number of subway trains that ran over a woman — who managed to survive with only a busted shoulder — in New York City on Sunday, according to the New York Post. Mary Downey, 22, fell on to the tracks at a Times Square station but was able to position herself between the rails. The third train’s operator spotted her but couldn’t stop in time. She was rescued from under the train. (E XPRESS)

       

     

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Plane’s Evacuation Slide Inflates During Flight An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane Sunday as it flew from Chicago to Southern California, filling part of the cabin and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas. No injuries were reported. (AP) BATON ROUGE, LA.

McAllister to Run Again Republican U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister said Monday that he’s changed his mind and intends to run for re-election despite the scandal caused by a video showing him kissing a married female aide. In April, the freshman congressman said he wouldn’t seek another term. He faces several competitors in Louisiana’s 5th District. (AP)

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Obama on Immigration: I’ll Act Alone President rips GOP for not taking action, will focus on border Washington President Barack Obama angrily conceded Monday that Congress would not overhaul immigration laws this year and announced that he will redirect immigration enforcement to the border. The action, which will beef up efforts to stem illegal immigration across the border but likely slow efforts to deport longtime undocumented immigrants already in

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Doctors Group: Healthy Women Don’t Need Routine Pelvic Exams Health The nation’s second-largest physicians organization said Monday that healthy women who are not pregnant do not need routine pelvic exams, a controversial recommendation based on its analysis that, on balance, the manual screening does more harm than good. The American College of Physicians, which represents 137,000 internal medicine physicians and related specialists, said the diagnostic procedure causes some women discomfort, anxiety, pain and additional medical costs and may keep

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Ukraine Cease-Fire Ends Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he is halting a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists and says Ukrainian forces will go on the offensive against the rebels. A statement from Poroshenko on his website says, “We will attack and we will free our country.” The fragile cease-fire — which was continually violated — expired Monday night, and was previously extended by three days. (AP)

Israeli Teens Found Dead Jerusalem The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teens on Monday, just more than two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank, allegedly by Hamas militants. The discovery culminated a search that led to Israel’s largest ground operation in the Palestinian territory in nearly a decade and raised fears of renewed fighting with Hamas. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed tough action. “Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay,” he said in a statement, adding the teenagers “were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by human animals.” Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, disappeared while hitchhiking home on June 12. (AP)

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Not to humans, though outdoor cats and unattended dogs have reason to be concerned. The most important thing is to walk your dog with a leash, says Rock Creek Park’s acting deputy superintendent, Jeremy Sweat. Coyotes have been living in Rock Creek Park since at least 2004, and there have been only two reported attacks, both on dogs that were running through the woods off-leash, he says. “Especially in the spring and early summer, a lot of these coyotes might have dens in the park. They might have young pups. If a dog approaches them off leash, they are much more likely to act aggressively to protect their young or protect their territory,” Sweat says. If the presence of coyotes or coywolves makes D.C. slightly scarier for pets, that goes double for rodents, says Megan Draheim, a professor at Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources, National Capital Region. “They eat a lot of rats and mice,” she says. “That’s something we can all appreciate.” S.D.

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On an overcast morning in May, Melissa Farley, 25, and her dog, Kai, went for a hike in Rock Creek Park. They were walking on the outskirts of the public golf course when two creatures emerged from the woods. “At first, I thought they were stray dogs or lost dogs,” Farley says. “They were really beautiful, kind of grayish and cool in color, and almost as big as Kai.” Kai, a 60-pound German shepherd mix, took off after them. Farley listened helplessly as the animals fought in the underbrush. When Kai returned, dog and owner sprinted back to their Brightwood condo. When Farley reported the incident to rangers the next day, they told her she’d had a run-in with Rock Creek Park’s resident coyotes. Farley, however, isn’t so sure. “I’ve seen a lot of coyotes out west,” says Farley, who recently returned to D.C. after six years in Los Angeles. “This was no average coyote.” Farley probably saw a coywolf — a coyote-wolf hybrid — says Javier Monzon, a genetics researcher at Stony Brook University in New York. Regular coyotes, which are native to the American Southwest and the great plains area, tend to be tawny-colored and weigh around 25 pounds. Coywolves run upward of 45 pounds and come in an array of hues, including gray and black. “We’ve known for a while that most Eastern coyotes are hybrids to some degree, and now we’re finding a greater degree of hybridization than anyone expected,” Monzon says.

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Perfectly adapted to living among humans, coywolves eat just about anything, including deer, mice, feral cats and last night’s leftovers from your garbage can.

Western Coyote 25 pounds on average Long ears with pointed tips Narrow snout Omnivore Yips

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Researchers quoted for this story all pronounced the hybrid word with a first syllable that sounds like “koi,” the Japanese fish, or “coy,” the word for shy and coquettish, not like the “kai” sound in “coyote.” S.D.

In lay terms: The coyotes in Rock Creek Park are probably coywolves. Just a few hundred years ago, coyotes stuck to the plains between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River. As humans killed off wolves, coyotes took over their terri-

tory. The coyotes that pressed north into Canada came across the remnants of wolf populations and interbred, creating a hybrid creature that’s small enough to live undetected among humans, but large enough to feast on fawns (though perhaps not full-sized deer). In other words, they are perfectly adapted to the I-95 corridor, Monzon says. “T he more deer t here are around, the more wolf-like the coywolves tend to be,” he says. Coywolves are about 62 percent coyote, 27 percent wolf and 11 percent dog, according to a 2013 paper by Monzon published in Molecular Ecology. Researchers have found

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Cover Story them as close as Quantico, Va., and surrounding Prince William County, and game-management officials have confirmed their presence in Laytonsville, Md., in Montgomery County. A Rock Creek Park spokesman denies their existence in D.C., however. “We don’t have any evidence to suspect that our coyotes here in Rock Creek Park are anything other than just normal coyotes,” says the park’s acting deputy superintendent, Jeremy Sweat. Game officials tend to shy away from the term “coywolf,” since it sounds scary, like “werewolf,” says Megan Draheim, a professor at Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources, National Capital Region. “It ’s not my favorite term

“We don’t have any evidence to suspect that our coyotes here in Rock Creek Park are anything other than just normal coyotes.” — JEREM Y SW E AT, THE PARK’S ACTING DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT

either,” she says. “To be a coywolf sounds like half-coyote, half-wolf, and that’s not really what we’re talking about. We are talking about coyotes that have interbred with timber wolves and have some wolf genes in them. It can be fairly negligible or it can be more,” she says.

“Most Eastern coyotes are hybrids to some degree, and now we’re finding a greater degree of hybridization than anyone expected.” — JAV IER MONZON, A GENETICS RESEARCHER AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY WHO STUDIES COYWOLVES

Wolf genes seem to be spreadi ng qu ick ly a nd t horough ly through the Eastern coyote population, Monzon says. His 2013 study found that even Ohio coyotes had wolf genes, a surprising finding that suggests coywolves are moving south from New Eng-

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land through the D.C. area and circling back westward. We won’t know the precise genetic makeup of Rock Creek Park’s canids until someone conducts a study, but they look pretty wolf-y to D.C. resident Gareth Wishart. The 28-year-old conservationist, who’s tracked coyotes in Montana and wolves in Spain, says he’s seen coywolves in Rock Creek Park on two different occasions, most recently in January. “It came to within about 8 yards of us,” says Wishart, who took a friend to the park for some wildlife spotting one evening. “Their size is really noticeable — how much bigger they are than coyotes out west. They are much stockier and you can notice the difference in the

size of their skull.” Wishart, who wrote about an earlier coywolf encounter for Gizmodo.com, was thrilled to find the apex predators in such an urban park. “It’s a presence you can really feel when you’re out in the woods I think,” he says. “It’s one that I appreciate, at least, and I hope others do as well.” Farley has a different perspective. Though Kai escaped with just two puncture wounds on his hindquarters, both dog and human are wary of the woods these days. “I liked it better when I was growing up in D.C., and we didn’t have any coyotes or coywolves or whatever,” she says. “But they’re here now, so what are you going to do?” SADIE DINGFELDER (E XPRESS)

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Who Are the Worst Drivers in D.C.? Washington It’s time for everyone’s favorite quiz show, D.C. Traffic Nightmares! Today’s question: If you’re involved in a traffic crash in the District, chances are the other driver is: 1. A Virginian desperately searching for a bridge home. 2. A Marylander headed to Georgetown for a haircut. 3. A D.C. resident caught in the zany crisscrossing of traffic. 4. A bewildered tourist holding a map of downtown upside down. This matters only because

Backstory In its annual report, “America’s Best Drivers,” Allstate rates D.C. dead last among 200 big cities. Second to last? That would be Baltimore, suggesting that the skills of Maryland drivers are somewhat suspect. The analysis says D.C. drivers go 4.8 years between accidents. At the other end of the spectrum, drivers in Fort Collins, Colo., are involved in fender benders every 13.9 years, on average. The D.C. crash statistics revealed that men were twice as likely as women to be involved in crashes. Drivers in the 26-30 age group had the highest number of crashes (10 percent), followed by the 31-39 bracket (9 percent). (T WP)

human beings tend to blame whole classes of people other than themselves for their woes. Well, it’s somebody’s fault, and in 2012 people who have D.C. driver’s licenses were involved in more of the 29,725 crashes that occurred in the city than anyone else, according to an analysis of crash statistics

No More Grain Alcohol in Md., and Other New Laws Annapolis Today is the start-date for a number of new laws in both states, plus the District. Here are a few of the new rules to follow.

Maryland In Montgomery County, the implementation of the so-called “Drybar bill” means that salons can now obtain a beer and wine license, and serve their clients alcoholic beverages while coiffing their hair. Maryland liquor stores and retailers can no longer sell grain alcohol that’s 190-proof, or 95 percent alcohol, such as Everclear. University presidents and public health advocates fought for years to have the potent booze banned, as it has long been a popular choice for college students looking to get smashed. Retailers who keep selling it risk a fine of up to $1,000. A bill banning Vaportinis, which make it possible to inhale alcohol through a glass straw, also is taking effect today.

by Howard University’s Transportation Safety Data Center. D.C. residents experienced 11,007 crashes that year, 37 percent of the city’s total. Drivers from Maryland were a close second with 33 percent of the total. They were better behaved — or luckier — than in the two pre-

vious years, when they were the city’s leading metal crunchers, with more than 37 percent of the total each year. Virginians? Veritable saints when driving through the nation’s capital. At their worst, in 2011, Virginians had a part in just 14 percent of all crashes in the city. They had a tad fewer in the years on either side of 2011. And the tourists? Hard to say. Between 8 and 9 percent of the crashes during the three years studied involved drivers from other states. Then there is the unexplained category designated “unknown.” Those drivers account for between 1,000 and 2,400 crashes each year. ASHLEY HALSEY III (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Man Strips, Crashes Into Cars During Bar Crawl Police used a stun gun to bring down a naked man driving a car that authorities say hit three cars in Arlington on Saturday evening during a popular bar crawl in the Clarendon area. Charles Mack, who celebrated his 23rd birthday in an Arlington jail cell, is charged with indecent exposure, driving under the influence, eluding police, failure to stop at the scene of an accident and marijuana possession. (THE WASHINGTON POST) SILVER SPRING

Two Arrested After Going Back to Carjacking Scene Montgomery County, Md., police arrested two men suspected of carjacking after they returned to the same 7-Eleven where they had allegedly stolen a car two hours before. The victim was still present, being interviewed by police in the store parking lot, when she saw the suspects return and pointed them out. (TWP)

D.C. Police Report Five Homicides in Four Days

Virginia New rules allow hunting on Sundays. Virginia had previously deemed it a day of rest for wild birds and animals, and hunting was banned. The state is reducing the number of standardized exams middle and elementary school students have to take from 22 to 17. And it will now require new state textbooks to note that the Sea of Japan is also known as the East Sea. A l so goi ng i nto ef fe c t i s a rep e a l of t he $6 4 a n nu a l license tax on hybrid vehicles.

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Most employers must now pay their workers at least $9.50 per hour, up from the previous minimum of $8.25. The change is part of a phased-in minimum wage hike approved by the D.C. Council last year. The minimum wage will reach $11.50 an hour in July 2016 and will then grow on a yearly basis based on the area’s cost of living.

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MUGGLE PLAYERS take part in QuidCon, the annual conference of the International Quidditch Association. The broomstick-riding fictional sport from the “Harry Potter” series is becoming an increasing popular real-life sport. As more players embrace it, they distance themselves from Potter-verse fandom.

A 23-year-old man was shot and killed early Monday in Northeast, according to D.C. police, the city’s fifth killing in four days. In other violence, police shut down a nightclub in Northwest on Saturday after being called on two incidents. The slayings — including three women found dead in residences in what authorities say are unrelated crimes — occurred on the first weekend this year in which officers across D.C. were called into duty for 48 hours as part of a controversial policy called All Hands On Deck. (TWP)

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Where to Watch While the organizers of Soccer in the Circle weren’t able to raise enough funds to screen another match in Dupont Circle, Mayor Vincent Gray announced that the D.C. government will host a viewing party in Freedom Plaza. Since the temperature will be in the 90s, DC Water will hand out free water. Bring your own snacks; blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Jozy Altidore is available to play for the United States in today’s World Cup second-round game against Belgium, but it does not appear the forward is ready to return to the starting lineup. Altidore strained his left hamstring in the Americans’ opener against Ghana on June 16 and didn’t play in their next two games. “We don’t know how much because we need to see how he’s going, but he’s available,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Monday. “How many minutes? We will see that during the game.” Altidore had been working out on his own, jogging around the field at the Americans’ training camp at Sao Paulo Futebol Clube. Klinsmann said he has to determine “how much work is in his legs.”

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U.S. forward Jozy Altidore stretches during a training session Saturday.

Aron Johannsson replaced Altidore at forward for the remainder of the game against Ghana. But Klinsmann switched from a 4-4-2 formation to a 4-5-1 against Portugal and Germany with a fifth midfielder instead of a second forward. Altidore has 23 goals in 71 international appearances and is the top forward on the American roster. “Just having him with us tomorrow is huge,” Klinsmann said.

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Suarez Apologizes After a few days of reflection, Luis Suarez acknowledged he did bite an opponent during a game at the World Cup. In addition, he said he’s sorry about it, and promised it will never happen again. “I deeply regret what occurred,” Suarez said in a statement posted on Twitter on Monday. “I apologize to Giorgio Chiellini and the entire football family. … I vow to the public that there will never again be another incident like [this].” (AP)

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Mathieu Valbuena, right, celebrates after France’s second goal Monday.

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama had just made a superb save to tip over Karim Benzema’s header, but he flapped at the ball from the ensuing corner and Pogba pounced in the 79th minute to nod in his first goal of the tournament.

1. Tough defense: Belgium didn’t concede a single goal in open play during the group stage. Thibaut Courtois, at 22, is already one of the top goalkeepers around. He anchored Atletico Madrid to the Spanish league title and also the Champions League final. 2. “Kampfschwein” coach: If you are looking for a fighting spirit, coach Marc Wilmots fits the bill. Such was the toughness of his attitude and the challenges he made as a player with Schalke in the Bundesliga, the working class fan base called him Kampfschwein — which translates as fighting boar. As a coach, he goes looking for victories at the World Cup whether they involve beautiful football or not.

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France, Germany Reach Quarters Paul Pogba scored with a late header to finally break Nigeria’s stubborn resistance and Joseph Yobo added an own-goal as France won 2-0 to reach the World Cup quarterfinals on Monday. Four years ago, France crashed out of the group stage, shamed a nation by going on strike and was jeered by its own fans and lambasted by politicians in the fallout from an embarrassing tournament. “I’m proud of my players because we’re coming back from very far. I think we’ve given a lot of pleasure back to our fans,” France coach Didier Deschamps said. “I think there were 5,000 here and millions back home who will feel proud.” Pogba’s crucial goal came after Nigeria’s best spell of the match.

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Substitute Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil scored in extra time to lead Germany over an aggressive Algeria 2-1 and into the World Cup quarterfinals. Thomas Mueller provided a cross from the left flank that was slightly behind Schuerrle. The Germany forward dragged his leg and backheeled the ball into the far corner in the 92nd minute, leaving goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi with no chance. Ozil added the second in the 120th minute, and Abdelmoumene Djabou pulled one back in injury time for Algeria. Germany will next face France on Friday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Each team won their group with seven points, going 2-0-1. (AP)

3. Eden Hazard: The playmaker has huge expectations to live up to. At 23, he is already among a handful of European players with global appeal. He is now the creative genius at Chelsea and is seeking to emulate that for Belgium at the World Cup. So far, the results have been mixed. 4. Match revisited: Since Wilmots and his U.S. counterpart Jurgen Klinsmann get on well, the team had planned to play a training match in Sao Paulo just days before the start of their campaigns. The threat of strikes and traffic jams forced it to be called off at the last moment. Now they will meet today in Salvador. But this will be anything but a gentle practice match. RAF CASERT (AP)

Today’s Schedule Argentina vs. Switzerland (noon, ESPN) Belgium vs. USA (4 p.m., ESPN)

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As the rain at Wimbledon wreaks havoc with the schedule, and players start to complain, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have found little reason to worry about the weather. It helped that both got to play Monday on Centre Court, the only spot at the All England Club with a retractable roof. And with back-to-back, straightset victories, they moved closer to a semifinal showdown that would be a rematch of the final last year, when Murray beat Djokovic to become the first British man since 1936 to win Wimbledon. Murray reached the quarterfinals for the seventh consecutive year by dulling the dangerous serve

The veteran goalie and former Capital, who turns 38 on Wednesday, missed all of last season in Pittsburgh with a career-threatening pelvic blood clot. Vokoun has recovered and is prepared to resume his career. Washington, which is in search of an experienced backup to support Braden Holtby, provides an intriguing option, in that Vokoun would be reunited with recently hired goalie coach Mitch Korn. The two worked together for eight seasons in Nashville, Tenn., with Korn developing an unknown Vokoun into a bona fide NHL starter.

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of 20th-seeded Kevin Anderson and saving a set point in the tiebreaker of a 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6) win. They played under a drizzle for about 15 minutes before the roof was closed early in the second set. It stayed that way for the topseeded Djokovic, and the 2011 champion beat No. 14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the 11th consecutive time, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (5). Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka was less than pleased that his third-round match was put off from Saturday to Monday. He got through it quickly, defeating 45th-ranked Denis Istomin 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in less than 1½ hours. Wawrinka will be on No. 2 Court today against No. 19 Feliciano Lopez, who eliminated the last American singles player, No. 9 John Isner. It’s the first time in 103 years that no U.S. men or women reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon.

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After surrendering a first-round pick in a deep draft to get him and watching him emerge as an invaluable and durable defensive cog, the Wizards will make every effort to bring back Gortat. In his lone season in Washington, he averaged 13.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 81 games and meshed well with Nene. Gortat, 30, is still expected to attract interest from Miami, Cleveland and the Los Angeles Lakers, among others. He could command a new deal worth the same $12 million annual salary of Minnesota’s Nikola Pekovic — or more.

Seraphin had a disappointing fourth season in Washington, took steps back on both ends of the floor, and was rarely used in the playoffs. But the team is still expected to tender a $3.9 million qualifying offer to the 24-year-old, 6-foot-9 big man because he remains the most offensively skilled low-post reserve and provides some insurance if Gortat leaves in free agency.

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Ariza picked an opportune time for a career resurgence. The Wizards have already committed about $10 million to the small forward position next season in Otto Porter Jr. and Martell Webster, but they have a greater need to retain Ariza with Porter lacking experience and Webster expected to miss the start of the season after surgery to repair a herniated disk. He should get a raise on the $7.7 million salary he received last season, but Washington has a number that it is unwilling to surpass and is unlikely to get into a bidding war with other teams.

Drew Gooden, Forward A late-season pickup who helped the Wizards maintain their playoff hopes after Nene had a late-season injury, Gooden was so confident about his chances to return that he didn’t clear out his locker. He is unlikely to demand a huge salary since the Milwaukee Bucks still owe him $6.7 million next season as part of the amnesty provision.

Glen Rice Jr., Guard Rice would become a free agent only if the Wizards decide to waive him for the cost of $400,000. After rarely seeing him in action last season, Washington plans to keep the 23-yearold swingman around and will need some perimeter depth, especially with Webster’s back injury.

Trevor Booker, Forward Nene’s injuries last year helped give Booker the long-awaited chance to show what he is capable of doing. But after starting 45 games his qualifying offer increased from $3.4 million to $4.7 million. Washington still wants to bring him back on a multiyear deal with a much lower salary, but Booker can sign with the team of his choice as an unrestricted free agent.

Garrett Temple, Guard They would love to bring back Temple because of his versatility, familiarity with the system and willingness to defend every position on the perimeter.

Likely gone Chris Singleton, Forward Singleton is a hard worker, but a divorce is probably for the best since he could never find a role during his three seasons in Washington.

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On the Run in Washington Bring your sneakers to meet up with the two Kenyan athletes at the Folklife Festival

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On the back of Jim Kaufman’s car is a bumper sticker that reads: “In my dreams, I am a Kenyan.” So the 42-year-old marathoner from Silver Spring didn’t head to the National Mall on Friday just to go for a jog. He went to live out his fantasy. “I’m excited. And a little scared,” Kaufman admitted as he stood by the “Kenya: Mambo Poa” section of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (festival.si.edu). The performances, concerts and demos wouldn’t start until later that morning. But he’d shown up promptly at 10:30 a.m. for a “fun run” led by Henry Wanyoike and Joseph Kibunja, the pair of Kenyan athletes at the festival representing their country’s most celebrated sport. Wanyoike and Kibunja are sharing their stories throughout the festival — which picks up again on Wednesday and concludes Sunday — at scheduled talks. To really introduce themselves and explain what they do, the two are also inviting people to brave D.C.’s heat and humidity for daily, on-the-go running sessions that are customized for whoever shows up. “We run at their speed to motivate them,” says Wanyoike, who is happy to answer every question thrown at him, whether it’s about his training strategies, his choice of footwear or what it’s like to run blind. Kenya has produced an endless list of running champions, but Wanyoike stands out: He lost his vision overnight after suffering a stroke in 1995 at the age of

Henry Wanyoike, right, is blind, but he’s able to run thanks to a piece of string and his track guide, Joseph Kibunja, left.

The pair of Kenyan runners are leading fun runs daily throughout the festival.

20. He’d been a runner since childhood, when he had to dash 3 miles barefoot each way to school, and went on to win local competitions. After the stroke, however, Wanyoike abandoned his athletic ambitions. Three years later, a rehabilitation center introduced him to the idea of running with a sighted partner, and Wanyoike began to get back on track. He persuaded his longtime pal Kibunja to serve as his guide, and the two started to learn how to train while holding a short string between them and to communicate even when out of breath. Kibunja, who wasn’t a runner, worried he wouldn’t be able to keep up with the demands of the job: “If I’m not comfortable, I can’t guide.” But their teamwork paid off.

Soon, they were bringing home gold medals from the Paralympics and championships all over the world with their impressive times — close to 15 minutes in the 5,000 meter, 30 minutes in the 10,000 meter and 2½ hours in the marathon. That’s even speedier than it sounds, Wanyoike notes, because

they have to slow down at turns and water stops so they don’t crash and fall down, and overtaking other runners is a much trickier proposition as a duo. They motivate each other to meet up at 6 a.m. every day for practice in their hometown in Kenya 20 kilometers from Nairobi and 2,000 meters above sea level. Depending on which event they’re preparing for, they exercise as many as three times a day, not only running, but also lifting weights at the gym and cross-training. (“We use a tandem bicycle,” Wanyoike says.) The rest of the time, they’re working through the Henry Wanyoike Foundation (henrywanyoike foundation.org) to speak at schools to inspire a new generation of athletes and change perceptions of disability in Kenya. “To help that community, we go the extra mile,” Kibunja says. Hearing about all of these accomplishments was enough to help Kaufman go another mile as well — the fun run group he joined set out that morning on a 4-mile route, but decided to make it 5 instead. “This is nothing for them. I don’t think Henry even broke a sweat,” Kaufman marveled. Reality turned out to be better than any dream. VICK Y HALLET T (E XPRESS)

Meanwhile … China, the other country that’s being celebrated during the Folklife Festival, also has some health advice for visitors. The daily tai chi program offered in the “People’s Park” features a demonstration, and then turns into instruction — so you can see firsthand that moving your arms and breathing deeply can reduce stress levels.

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Her Friend Feels Like Your Foe My wife recently reconnected with a friend who’s a mess: She’s had her condo go into foreclosure, clearly drinks too much and is divorced after cheating on her husband. I’m not worried my wife will do these things too, but she’s a very loyal person and wants to help her friend. My concern is that’s going to take a lot of energy and be an intrusion into our marriage. NOT A FAN, VA

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Attacking this friend’s character won’t fi x anything. I understand your concerns, but your wife is in the friendship to stay, and focusing on aspects of this person that you don’t approve of will only make her feel defensive of her friend, and that her own judgment is being attacked. Sometimes helping friends whose lives have become a “mess” is the very definition of friendship. That said, of course you deserve to not have your marriage damaged by any outside party. So, set specific boundaries together, like yay for occasional dinner invites but nay for loaning money. Or limits on enabling her drinking. Or a specific plan of how she’ll help her friend build a plan. Don’t reject the friendship out of hand, but collaborate so it won’t drag you — and your marriage — down.

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Send your questions for Baggage Check to Dr. Andrea Bonior at baggage@wpost .com. Andrea is a local clinical psychologist and author of the book “The Friendship Fix” (friendshipfix.com).

Keep your American celebration going at Monocacy National Battlefield (5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, Md.), where the National Museum of Civil War Medicine is hosting a free talk at 2 p.m. Saturday. Dr. John M. Rathgeb will detail injuries sustained by Union and Confederate soldiers at the Battle of Antietam, and explain how their treatment at the time compares to modern orthopedic practices. More at civilwarmed.org.

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Experienced staffing coordinator needed For established Home Health Agency in Washington, D.C. Fax or email your resume to: HMI Home Health Agency Fax: 202-659-8983 Attn: R. Thomas Email: Rthomas@hmi-usa.com

NOW HIRING

LICENSED HOME HEALTH AIDES In DC & MD

DRIVER

Part-Time

JOBS • RENTALS • HOUSES • WHEELS • STUFF • AND MUCH MORE...

Overnight Hours Monday - Sunday Responsibilities: H Loading trucks and delivering bundles of newspapers throughout the Metropolitan area (3-5 stops) generally within a 50-mile radius of Springfield, VA H Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds H DOT Reporting as required

Housekeeping / Food Services

Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Housekeeping Associates Full-Time Evening Shifts Available 2:30p-11p, every other weekend & every other holiday. The Housekeeper is expected to perform a variety of duties for the cleaning and maintenance of all hospital facilities. Requires high school diploma or GED, or equivalent knowledge gained in a combination of education and experience. Prior hospital experience is preferred.

Food Services Technical Specialist (Cook) Part-Time The Food Services Technical Specialist (Cook) prepares food which is nutritious and appetizing in accordance with requirements of the Food Production Manager. 1-2 years institutional cooking experience is preferred. Experience in healthcare with working knowledge of modified diets is preferred. ServSafe certification is required. A High School diploma or GED, or the equivalent knowledge gained through experience is required. 1-2 years culinary or technical school is preferred.

To apply for either position, go to www.suburbanhospital.org.

Requirements: H Valid CDL-A required H Zero points on your current driving record H 2 – 3 years’ experience in driving Tractor Trailers and Straight Trucks over 26 feet H Knowledge of Washington Metropolitan area helpful To apply: careers.washingtonpost.com

Drivers-47 CDL Driver Trainees needed now. Start at 45k+. Local training avail if you do not have a CDL. Vets encouraged to apply. Call 1-800-251-3946 XX740 1x.25

marketplace

DRIVER Springfield, VA

JOBS

For positions in DC: Call (202) 289-1201, Extension 902 For positions in MD: Call (301) 552-5414, Extension 903

JOBS

Newspaper Carriers needed to deliver

The Washington Post in DC, MD and VA areas. Great part-time income opportunity! Transportation required. To apply, call 202-334-6100 (Please press “0” once connected.)

NOW HIRING! Experienced caregivers for live-in and hourly shifts with high profile clients across the D.C. area. We offer top pay, flexible hours, and great benefits! Must have CNA License or Certificate. Must provide 2-3 professional references. Must have a work permit or SSN. Interviewing all day Mon - Fri. Call one of our three offices. Bethesda: 301-654-1525 McLean: 703-356-4333 Fairfax: 703-746-8084

Maintenance Technician/Repairs NW Senior Apartment Facility seeking an experienced multi-trade technician responsible for corrective and preventive maintenance of the property. Candidate must have 3-5 yrs of industry experience. Excellent communication skills (written/verbal) and technology. Reports to the Community Manager and Maintenance Supervisor. Excellent compensation benefits. EEO

Send resume to: dmayes@ncbahmc.com

NURSES – HOME HEALTH

Registered Nurses for established Home Health Agency in Washington D.C. Home health experience preferred. Fax or email your resume to: HMI Home Health Agency Fax: 202-659-8983 Attn: R. Thomas Email: Bthomas@hmi-usa.com Quality Assurance Analysts: Degree in Comp. Related field. MS w/ 2 or BS w/ 5 yr exp. in QA. Expertise in SDLC, SQ Methodologies, manual/ automated, funct. & regression testing, Selenium, QTP, Win Runner, Jmeter, Load Runner, Quality Center, multiple RDBMS, J2EE, JAVA, XML, Shell scripting,perf , ASP.NET, VB.NET, "source code & control", server side, Web & Client/Server Appl. Travel/ Reloc. Send Resumes to: Vsoft Corp. 9123 Old Annapolis Rd, Suite 204E, Columbia, MD 21045. RESTAURANT

Dishwashers, Cooks, Servers & Hosts

Three Northern VA Locations Alexandria, Ballston & Crystal City

Apply Online at www.tedsmontanagrill.com Restaurant - Busers Private DC City club is looking for exp'd Busers for our fine dining/upscale restaurant. Must have flexible schedule am/pm. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, menu and guest requests. Ability to effectively present information to guests and other employees. Exp in a high volume restaurant a must. Some High School education and related and/ or training; or equivalent combination of education and exp. Apply in person between hours of 3p-4:30pm, 2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW, 20008 or fax resume to 202-797-6455

SECURITY OFFICERS

To place a classified, call

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STUFF 2PC Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set $139, King Pillowtop Set $229. Brand-new in plastic, Delivery available. 301-399-7870 2pc Sectional $295, 4PC Cherry Bedroom Set $185!! Both never used Still boxed. Deliverable. 301-343-8630 SMALL COLLECTOR PAYS CASH FOR COINS/COLLECTIONS. Call Al, 301-807-3266 Will Come to you!

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PHARMACY TECH Trainees Needed Now Pharmacies now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available 1-877-240-4524

MED BILL & CODING Trainees Needed Now

Medical Offices now hiring. No experience? Job Training & Placement Assistance Available.

1-866-294-0466

Are you unemployed or underemployed? Are you working and need more skills? Westlink now offers the following classes: Phlebotomy Medical Assistant EKG Technician EMT, Advanced EMT, CPR/First Aid Please visit our website at:

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NURSE ASSISTANT

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golden retreiver—2 females, 5 month old,vac. wormed, vet checked. friendly and playfull meet the parents. $750.00 301-334-5210

DC RENTALS NE - 1850 Kendall St - 1 & 2 BR, CAC, W-W. Renovated. $700 - $800 + utils. Application fee $15. Immed occupancy. 202-582-7155 NE- Huntwood Crt. Under new management 1BR $860+. 2BR $920+. 5000 Hunt St NE. 888-349-3845 NMI Prop Mgmt.

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FORTIS.EDU 1520 S. Caton Avenue • Baltimore, MD 21227 4600 Powder Mill Road • Beltsville, MD 20705 803 Glen Eagles Court • Towson, MD 21286 For more information on our programs and their outcomes visit www.tesst.com/consumer-info. TESST does not guarantee employment or career advancement. Programs vary by campus. *Additional academy training or education may be required for law enforcement positions.

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4351 GARDEN CITY DRIVE • LANDOVER, MD 20785 Financial Aid Available for those who qualify. Career Placement Assistance for All Graduates. For consumer information, visit Fortis.edu.

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DC RENTALS

NW-Shepherd Park

CARVER Summer is Here

1321 Kenyon St. NW Efficiency $1050-Sec. Dep.$600 Heat & H/W Incl-Laundry RM Bright Hardwoods/Close to Metro Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call Ms. Rivera @ 202-702-4535 The Barac Co. 202-722-2100 EHO

Move - In Specials 1, 2 and 3 Large Bedroom, No Holding Fee / $500 Deposit No more high Fee’s • Come in today Move-In by July 15, 2014

NE-Columbia Heights 2520 13th St NW 1BR/Bal & 2BR - Partial Sec. Dep. From $1425-Close to U St Metro Central A/C - Cable Ready Close to Shops - Laundry Room Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call Ms. Rivera @ 202-702-4535 The Barac Co. 202-722-2100 EHO

Wardman Court APTS.

The New

FAIRWAY PARK A P A R T M E N T S NE

653 East Capitol St. SE Eff & 1 BDRM from $1,200 Heat, & H/W Incl/Bright Hardwoods Laundry Room & Manager On-Site Housing Vouchers Welcome Call Mr. Sharpe 202-744-6965 or The Barac Co. 202-722-2100 EHO

Convenient to shops, schools, Dishwasher. Walk-in closets., w-w carpet 5% DISCOUNT: METRO & DC GOVT employees

Call for details

(877) 464-9774

SE- HILLCREST

3539 A St. SE

1741 28TH ST. SE Two BDRM $895 + Sec. Dep. $500 All Utiliites Incl/Bright Hardwoods Laundry Room & Manager On-Site Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call Mr. Worthington 202-257-9605 The Barac Co. 202-722-2100 EHO

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• Brushed Nickel Accents • Large Closets • Central Air Conditioning • On-site Management • On-site Maintenance

Professionally Managed by

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2100 Maryland Ave., NE Washington, DC 20002

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EHO

The Perfect Location at the Perfect Price

CAPITOL PARK PLAZA

• Studios & 1 Bedroom Apartments • All Utilities Included M-F 9-6 • Fitness Center/Swimming Pool Sat. 10-5 • Ask about our Tax Credit Program*

1.877.870.0243

Rents Starting @ $780 $

0 app fee • 1 & 2 br Available

305 37th Street SE

202-575-2990

SW-Madison Ct. Under New Management. Starting at 1BR $845+, 2BR $945+. 32 Chesapeake St. SW 202-561-7368 NMI Property Management SW - Section 8 welc. 2BR apts $1205+utils, newly renov, 2 baths, sep dining room w/ den, CAC. Also large 2BR w/ 1BA $1205+utils. Cozy 1BR apt $1005+utils, CAC, recessed lights, hdwd flr. Secured bldgs. SEC DEP SPECIAL $500. Call 9am-8pm 202-321-7777 or 301-379-9489

MD RENTALS

HIGHLAND RIDGE Apartment homes from $935* Ask about our specials* Community Center Pets Welcome Walking Distance to Bus & Metro

888.240.4569

201 I Street, SW • Washington, DC 20024 Located NearThe S.W. Waterfront

202-518-3030

SOUTHWEST/Metro Convenient!

EAGLES CROSSING

3217 Connecticut Ave. NW 1 & 2 BDRM + Electric From $1399 + Partial S/D Heat, Cooking Gas, & H/W Incld Laundry Room & On-Site Manager Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call Marlon @ 202-528-0295 The Barac Co @ 202-722-2100 EHO

116 Irvington Street SW

Call For Information on Specials! EFF, 1 & 2 BRs $ Starting @

202-969-2563

W/W carpet, CAC/1 Air/Heat, Dishwasher, Laundry facility, fee

600

NW-Logan Circle

Min. To National Harbor, Mins. from I295, I395, I495, On-site Laundry/Parking, Vouchers Welcome

1307 12th St. NW Efficiency $1,025 - Sec Deposit $500 Heat & H/W Incl- Hardwood Floors Laundry Room & Manager On- Site Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call Mr. Salamanca @ 202-413-3788 The Barac Co @ 202-722-2100 EHO

EFFICIENCY $700 1BR fr. $775 2BR fr. $870

SPECIAL! • $200 OFF 1st Months Rent

202.561.4675 4200 S. Capitol St. Wash. DC 20032 Delwin-realty.com

SE

M-F 9-5 • Sat 10-4

Call now for our 4th of July Deals!

Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome where rents are within voucher limits

2 BRs starting at $1260* • Washer & dryer • Individually controlled A/C • Wall-to-wall carpeting • Complimentary Alarm Syst.

GAS HEAT, GAS COOKING FREE & WATER

2 BRS 895 $

ROYAL COURTS 202-969-8558

Central A/C, Convenient to Green Line Metro, Onsite Laundry, Parking, Vouchers Welcome

GREENWOOD MANOR Apartments

3719 4th Street SE

*Call for details. Restrictions apply SE

Friendship Court July 12th 10am - 2pm OPEN HOUSE Saturday, The weather is nice and so are our apartments!!!

$20 Application Fee

1 Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms STARTING @ $729* STARTING @ $829*

Mon.-Fri. 9-5pm, Call for Saturday appointments *Limited Time Only

202.563.6968 4632 Livingston Rd SE

Professionally Managed By CIH Properties, Inc. XX740 1x.25

• Energy-efficient systems • Stainless steel appliances • Microwave • Dishwasher • Kitchen Breakfast Bars • Washer & Dryer

Mon.-Fri. 9-5. Sat. 10-4

Housing Choice Vouchers welcome where rents are within voucher program limits.

NW-Cleveland Pk/Zoo

Fee! Available for 2BR Special $1150 No Application Immediate Move In!!!!

NW - 1BR $969 - $ 1019 incl utils. Laundry on-site, Lead Safe!! Ms. Mitchell 301-316-4590

(1) Month Rent Free! 1 Bedrooms Only. Please contact us at

XX740 1x.25

OPEN HOUSE! Thursday May 22ND 2 pm -7 pm

SU

RS MME PECIA

$20 APPLICATION FEE!

SE - 13th St. 2 mins to metro, 2 BR. $875 +utilities. Section 8 okay . 202-388-3900 x15 202-438-3499 SE - 2 BR apts on Greenline, utilities included w/ Vouchers Approved. Secure, quiet. Great floors. Available Immediately. Call 703-912-4885 SE DANBURY ST - Attractive1BR $805. 1st monthsrent free.Good creditreq. Metro Bus at corner.Call 202-563-1791 SE - Furnishedroom,w2w carpet,CAC/heat, near bus.$165/week.SPECIAL - utilitiesincluded. 202-207-5569 or 202-399-0396 SE-Hanover Court. Under new mgmt. 1BR $775+. 2BR $850. $50 app fee 2412 Hartford St. #202 SE. 202-506-6416 NMI Property Management

NE-Woodridge 1649 Franklin ST. NE 1BDRM $925 - Sec Dep $500 + Elec Heat, Gas & Hot Water Included Laundry Facilities On-Site Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call Ms. Rivera @ 202-702-4535 The Barac Co. 202-722-2100 EHO

Meadow Green Courts!

SE- CAPITOL HILL

WDC 1 APARTMENTS

EHO

1 BRs fr. $860/mo 2 BRs fr. $985/mo

7616 Georgia Ave NW 1 BR $1,150 - Sec Dep $500 Cold Water Incl/Laundry Room Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call Mrs. Valverdea @ 202-528-2408 The Barac Co @ 202-722-2100 EHO

TERRACE

NE-Columbia Heights

Southeast

DC RENTALS

M-F 8:30 - 5 PM SAT. by appt only

202.678.2548

2343 Green Street SE • Wash. DC 20020

WWW.DELWIN-REALTY.COM

PARK NAYLOR APARTMENTS

South East

1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS STARTING AT $1,019 2 BR DUPLEXES STARTING AT $1,322 $

*limited time offer. Ask for details

CAPITOL HEIGHTS EHO

CHEVERLY CROSSING APARTMENTS 3839 64th Ave Hyattsville MD 20784 Free July Rent • Flat Screen TV • Renovated Apartments • Spacious Floorplans • Central HVAC 1 Bedrooms @ $850 per month 2 Bedrooms @ $950 per month 3 Bedrooms @ $1199 per month

(202) 553-3814 www.novodev.com

LIVE LARGE FOR LESS At

OAKCREST TOWERS Spacious Modern Floorplans Pool, Fitness, Tennis and so much more ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED *for a small fee

Efficiencies from $777! 1 Bedrooms from $930! 2 Bedrooms from $1220! Convenient Location

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250 DEPOSIT • 1 MONTH RENT FREE*

*Limited time only. Call for details. • Central A/C & • Renovated

Heating Apartments • Free Heat & Gas • Patios/Balconies • Community Center • Ask About Our Government and • Controlled Building Senior Discounts Access

202-969-8564 2562 Naylor Rd., SE Washington, DC 20020 8:30am - 5:30pm M-F

XX195 1x.75

5000 Fort Totten Drive NE 2 BR $1,350- Sec. Deposit $675 All Utilities Included Close to Metro/Bright Hardwoods Manager& Laundry Rm On-Site Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Call Ms. Rivera @ 202-702-4535 The Barac Co. 202-722-2100 EHO

DC RENTALS

DC Rider METRO NEWS ON YOUR iPHONE AND ANDROID DOWNLOAD FREE.

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DC RENTALS

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DC RENTALS

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Summer Ridge

HYATTSVILLE

MD RENTALS

Move In Special

CASTLE MANOR

Receive $300 Off*

*Must move-in now through July 1, 2014 1 Free Application per household

1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments Starting @ $980 We Offer Second Chance Program With $0 Security Deposit

APARTMENTS

* w/approved credit • Computer Lab & Classes **Limited Availability • Metro Accessible *Income Qualifications

• Clubhouse & Fitness Center • Washer & Dryer In Unit • Renovated Apartments Available • Less than Five Minutes from 495 • Swimming Pool • Central A\C & Heat • Spacious Closets

# Occupants

Maximum Income

1

$45,180

2

$51,600

3

$58,080

4

$64,000

5

$69,660

6

$74,820

Performance. People. Pride.

Contact Jackie or Paula at 301-773-8484

Hyattsville

Arts District

: 1 and Dens : 2 Bedrooms : 2 and Dens : 3 Bedrooms Present this ad and receive a free application fee

The Villages At Montpelier

METRO NEWS ON YOUR iPHONE AND ANDROID DOWNLOAD FREE.

(tenant pays electric • carpet extra)

301-779-1734

11658 South Laurel Drive Laurel, MD 20708

XX609 1x1

On residential street next to DeMatha HS Off-st parking • Ceiling Fans

866.914.9712

RIVERDALE

LANDOVER

LANDOVER

GATED COMMUNITY

GATED COMMUNITY

FREE UTILITIES

FREE Internet & Cable* (*1-BR only) State of the Art Fitness Center Stainless Steel Appliances** Granite Countertops** Washer & Dryer** Free Gas (cooking & heat) & Water Outdoor & Indoor Pools (**Select Units) *Subject to change.

• Free gas and water • State-of-the-art fitness center

CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS!

PARKVIEW GARDENS

6400 Riverdale Road • Riverdale, MD 20737

888-251-1872

www.parkviewgardensapartments.com Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4

RIVERDALE

1, 2 & 3 BR APTS. HUGE 2 BR TOWNHOMES

• Roomy, modern apts. • Private balconies/patios • Cathedral ceiling

CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS! RIVERDALE VILLAGE

5409 Riverdale Road • Riverdale, MD 20737

800-767-2189

• Right across from the NEW WEGMANS • Remodeled w/brand new Kitchens • Licensed daycare on premises

CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS!

MAPLE RIDGE 2252 Brightseat Road • Landover, MD 20785

888-583-3045 www.mapleridgeapartments.com

1, 2, and 3 BRs Starting at $920 *

One Month Free!

Pet Friendly • Pool & Fitness Center Spacious Floor Plans • Huge Walk-In Closets Dishwasher/Washer & Dryer • Near Metro *

Call for details

2 BRS $995 3 BRS $1,195

DC Rider

(when you sign a 12 mo. lease).

from $950

Our Sizzling Prices Will Make You Shiver Stop in Today

CypressCreekApts.com

1 BR at $800 • 2 BR at $875

2

Landover, MD

301-289-9577

www.summerridgeapartments.net

888-217-1901

price is for 1st Mo. Rent/ 1 BR only

*with carpet

from $910*

Coopers Crossing

866.464.0993

Immediate move-in specials

$

*with no carpet

BEDROOM Apts.

MOVE-IN SPECIAL! 1ST MONTH RENT ONLY $599 (WITH A 12 MO. LEASE)

866.507.2283

1829 Belle Haven Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20785

• Spacious Floorplans • Fully equipped contemporary kitchen • Washer and Dryer in each home • Fitness center, clubhouse and pool

GARFIELD COURT 599

BEDROOM Apts.

• Ceiling Fans • Lovely Setting • Near the New ARTS DISTRICT • Close to Shopping & Metro

1 Bedrooms from the $1000’s 2 Bedrooms from the $1300’s

2428 Corning Ave. Fort Washington, MD 20744 Call today to schedule an appointment tour!

BEDROOM Apts.

from $850*

• After school and Summer program for the kids • Easy access to 495/295, Metro and Shopping

Cypress Creek

301-630-1300

• • • • • • •

MD RENTALS

• • • • •

Walk to Metro Walk to Elementary School Minutes to the NEW WEGMANS Granite Countertops* Stainless Steel Appliances* *Select Units Only

CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS!

KINGS SQUARE

3402 Dodge Park Rd. • Landover, MD 20785

877-898-6958

www.kingssquareapartments.com

LANDOVER • Gated community • State - of - the - art Fitness Center • Free gas and water • Walk to Walmart

CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS! CALVERT HALL

3817 64th Avenue • Landover Hills, MD 20784

301-773-5228

Free 6-Week Summer Camp

Come Visit Us: Mon. thru Fri. 8 am - 5 pm • Sat. 10 am to 4 pm • Sun. 12 pm - 4 pm

• Renovated Kitchens w/Dishwasher • Central HVAC • All Floorplans w/Balcony or Patio

• Mins from 495, Rt. 50, 295

www.novodev.com 7742 Finns Lane Lanham, MD 20706

202-553-3814 Leasing@novodev.com

FINIANS COURT

ueenstown A P A R T M E N T S

1 and 2 BRs available • 1 block from West Hyattsville Metro • Newly Renovated Apt Homes* • FREE after school program • On-Site security • Fitness/Business Center • Hablamos Español

301-289-9590

www.queenstownapts.com MT. RAINIER

Arundel A PA R T M E N T S

1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only $

MOVE IN SPECIAL

599

(when you sign a 12mo. lease) Super Convenient Location Close to shops & rec. ctr

1BR

$

825 • 2BR 925 $

Utilities & Carpet Included! (A/C Extra)

301-277-6202

Oxon Hill - 3BR, 1BA, eat-in-kit, living room, dryer, fenced back yard, near bus line & Washington National Harbor, drive way/carport. Immed occupancy. $1540. 301-375-7072

SILVER SPR/Forest Glen Metro

Move In Special

$599 price is for 1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only. (on a 12 mo. lease) 1-BR $1050 | 2-BR $1150

Forest Glen Apts. 888-887-6793

Close to the Forest Glen Metro Off-Str. Parking/Controlled Access Ceiling Fans Housing Vouchers Welcome UTILITIES INCLUDED

Silver Spring

WINDSOR COURT AND TOWER APTS

• Enormous Floor Plans • Noise Dampening Floors • Close to Shopping • Pet Friendly • Washer & Dryers in all 3 BR units

1 BR Special- $1168 2 BR Special- $1300* 3 BR Special- $1650*

*select models, move-in within 2 weeks *Save $100 off monthly rent for 2 & 3 BR Ask about our rental coupon special!

301-637-0723

Windsor@zuckermangravely.com Silver Spring

HILLBROOK

TOWERS MOVE-IN SPECIAL

$599 price is for 1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only (when you sign a 12 mo. lease).

1 BR’s are $1050

Central Air • Elevator Off St. Parking • Mid-Rise Apts All Utilities Included

SUITLAND

PARKWAY TERRACE 1 BRs fr $

920

2 BRs fr $

1020

$30 Application Fee • Walk to Metro • W/W Carpet or Hardwood avail • Secure Buildings • Parklike setting w/picnic tbls & grill

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This compelling suspense tale reminds us that smart women sometimes can make the most foolish choices. Grace is a marriage counselor whose husband, Jonathan, is an oncologist who’s tirelessly devoted his compassion — along with other parts of himself — to his young female patients. When the attractive mother of one of his patients is murdered, the police identify Jonathan as the prime suspect. The novel serves up witty observations about the higher reaches of Manhattan society. MAUREEN CORRIGAN (TWP)

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Area punk band Priests is set to perform at this year’s Fort Reno series.

Fort Reno Concerts Back On Live Entertainment After announcing its cancellation last week, Fort Reno organizer Amanda MacKaye said the concert series will go on as planned, the outcome of a meeting Monday between MacKaye and National Park Service and U.S. Park Police officials. “There is a need for Park Police presence during the event, and we didn’t communicate that in a timely manner and in a formal manner to Ms. MacKaye,” said Tara D. Morrison of the Park Service on Monday on “The Kojo Nnamdi Show.” MacKaye wrote on the Fort Reno website on Thursday that the Park Service and the U.S. Park Police had withheld the series’ operating permit until organizers agreed to pay to post a police officer at each concert. The cost, MacKaye wrote, would have doubled Fort Reno’s budget. Within hours, a Change .org petition had been created to request that the Park Service and U.S. Park Police allow the series — which takes place in Tenleytown’s Fort Reno Park — to continue. MacKaye said on the show that the series will take place over eight concerts July 7-31. Bands including Priests and Title Tracks will perform. L AVA N YA R A M A N AT H A N (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Robin Thicke’s latest attempt to win back his estranged wife comes off as smug, bawdy and incoherent.

herent — as if Thicke figured out how to transpose an Anthony Weiner selfie into R&B. Thicke’s new album asks to be taken seriously, but exclusively as a plea to “get her back,” as Thicke croons on the album’s tepid first single. And while his lyrics feel as lazy and careless as ever, Thicke is also shrewd enough to defuse his most provocative lines with silliness. “Lock the Door” is the biggest eyebrow-raiser, a gospel-ish tune about being locked out of the house in which Thicke pleads, “At least open the doggie door, throw a

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While his lyrics feel as lazy as ever, Thicke shrewdly defuses his most provocative lines with silliness. friend a juicy bone!” On the minimal funk of “Black Tar Cloud,” he blames himself for his broken home with quirky metaphors: “I thought everyone was gonna eat the chips/Turns out I’m the only one who double dipped.” But there’s little humor to be found in the piano-driven blues of “Love Can Grow Back,” which opens with a skeevy line — “You’re way too young to dance like that in front of a man like me” — then devolves into come-ons that feel baffling and gross. Throughout, Thicke fails to sell whatever it is he’s trying to sell. If he isn’t on the radio, he isn’t in the discussion. That’s when things finally stop getting interesting. CHRIS RICHARDS (THE WASHINGTON POST )

The #SixSeasons Part Came True: Vulture reports that a sixth season of NBC’s recently cancelled sitcom “Community” will air on Yahoo. Showrunner Dan Harmon and executive producer Chris McKenna will return for the 13-episode season. Though fans of the Joel McHale (left) comedy have long clamored for the show to last for #SixSeasonsandaMovie, there’s no word on a potential film deal. A premiere date for the sixth season has not been announced. (E XPRESS)

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“It’s enough to make you downright nostalgic for the days of ‘Rear Window,’ when spying at least required a pair of binoculars. I wonder what local laws have to say about capturing trespassing drones with a net.” — KELLY FAIRCLOTH AT JEZEBEL.COM prefers the

low-tech peeping Toms of yesteryear to the latest in comfort-of-your-own-home spies: drones. Lisa Pleiss was walking around her 26th-floor Seattle apartment naked last week when she saw a drone hovering outside her window. The drone belonged to a company surveying potential views from the building for a developer considering work on the site.

“Henry Cavill rocks the heck out of Clark Kent disguise.” — @SYLVIOSO thinks the actor is indistinguishable from Superman’s alter ego in the first unofficial look at Cavill on the set of the upcoming “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, a U.K. organization for current and retired Marines, tweeted the picture of Cavill holding one of its T-shirts Monday.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You can dispose of things in the proper way and never have to deal with them again — or you can make a mistake that costs you much. ARIES (March 21-April 19) You’re in a position that requires you to trust another far more than you normally would. You’ll realize that everything is in good hands.

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Pippa Middleton gave her first television interview ever to Matt Lauer on Monday’s “Today” show. Of sister Kate’s marriage to Prince William, she said, “We saw it as a family wedding. I didn’t realize the scale of it until afterwards.” Middleton also spoke about the attention-grabbing dress she wore to that wedding: “The plan was not for it to be a significant dress.” She hasn’t worn the garment since, and has no plans to do so. (E XPRESS)

If you have ever taken prescription pain pills for a medical condition such as a broken bone or dental surgery, we need you for a paid research study at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The purpose of this study is to learn more about how opiate pain medication affects the body and brain. Both outpatient and inpatient study visits are required. There is no cost to participate. Study participants receive money for time and local travel.

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1-800-535-8254

ResearchStudies.DrugAbuse.gov

You may be able to participate if you: • Are 21–55 years old • Have used opiate pain pills in the past for a medical or dental condition • Don’t smoke cigarettes

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Detect breast cancer early– when it is most treatable. Schedule your yearly mammogram today!

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Schedule your annual screening mammogram at Doctors Community Hospital’s Center for Comprehensive Breast Care. As the first such program in Prince George’s County, we welcome appointments Monday through Saturday. Also, we provide an experienced team of healthcare professionals, all digital mammograms and personalized treatment options. To schedule an appointment or request a free breast care educational brochure, call 301-DCH-4YOU (301-324-4968).

Center for Comprehensive Breast Care 8116 Good Luck Road Professional Office Building, Suite 110 Lanham, Maryland 20706 DCHweb.org/breast

ASK US ABOUT OUR FREE MAMMOGRAM PROGRAM!


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