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The moose walked into the building and got stuck behind a glass wall. Police said officers were trying to shoo the moose into a container so he could be taken to the local zoo. Anything goes in Austrian politics A leading Austrian political party has issued a garden gnome alert after 400 of its figurines disappeared from lamp posts used in campaigning. Placed by the Socialist Party ahead of elections in western Austria, the gnomes were hung more than 9 feet from the ground — presumably in part to prevent mass pilfering. The party suspects the heists were less outright theft and more dirty electioneering, accusing the rival People’s Party of being behind the disappearances. (AP) Other police calls: A Tamagotchi owner reported for child abuse Police in Juneau, Alaska, took a call last week to check out a suspicious device. The Juneau Empire reports the first officer on the scene wasn’t sure what to make of the object. A second officer with expertise in bombs was called in. Wise in the ways of Star Wars toys was he. The second officer determined that it was a plastic light saber toy taped to a stick. The laser swords are the preferred weapons of Jedi knights. (AP) Yet another reason for this poodle to hate taking baths A poodle was freed with the help of New Mexico firefighters after one of its paws got stuck in a bathtub drain. Twelve-year-old Selene Ortega told KRQE-TV that she was giving her dog, Morita, a bath Friday when the poodle started screaming. Selene says she and her family called their veterinarian, a plumber and then 911. Firefighters tried to use lotion and shampoo to get Morita’s paw out. They eventually cut open the bathtub. (AP) CAPRIOTTIS.COM ws. Local ne y tl h g Sli askew. page three TUESDAY | 08.26.2014 | EXPRESS | 3 1969 1983 1993 talking points WAR OF 1812, TOO SOON? To mark this past Sunday’s 200th anniversary of the burning of Washington by the Brits, the British embassy held a barbecue and served a White House-shaped cake. “Just sparklers this time!” the embassy gleefully tweeted with an image of candles atop the confection. Outrage, hilarity and an apology followed. R.S. 1978 1986 2004 “Looking forward to @GermanEmbassy dropping firecrackers on a London-shaped cake in 2140.” @POWELLWRITES Metro milestones AFTER YEARS OF ANTICIPATION, the Silver Line has already become another mundane part of Metro riders’ commutes. Yet it was just a month ago today that exuberant children and train enthusiasts AT READEXPRESS.COM: were earnestly waving Scroll through a bunch pennants as they of Metro’s pennants waited to board the dating back to the 1969 groundbreaking banner. first train on opening day. Pennant swag is nothing new — the tradition dates back to Metro’s groundbreaking on Dec. 9, 1969. 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Katie Buchanan, 5, was one of many waving Silver Line pennants outside the Wiehle-Reston station on the line’s opening day July 26. @BANANADOC AND THE WASHINGTON POST PHOTOS Clark Kent appears to be coming to the capital Michigan blogger and movie stalker @thebananadoc snapped several photos of distinctly D.C.-esque vehicles during the filming of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in and around Detroit. Two of the above photos were taken on the set, and one was taken in the real Washington. Can you tell the real vehicles from the props? R.S. TWO LIES AND A TRUTH 4 | EXPRESS | 08.26.2014 | TUESDAY local THE DISTRICT Police: Mount Pleasant assaults may be related Three recent sexual assaults in and near the Mount Pleasant area may be related, the D.C. police said Sunday night. In all three, a female victim was groped; in two the assailant approached from behind and in one a struggle broke out, and the victim was stabbed. All occurred around 2 or 3 a.m. and were “similar in nature,” police said. (THE WASHINGTON POST) Back to school, campaigning Mayoral candidates highlight education’s importance in the race THE DISTRICT For D.C. schoolkids, the first day of school is a chance to put on a new outfit, catch up with friends, and — in an election year, anyway — meet a candidate or two. A throng of kids came off the 30N Metrobus shortly before 8 a.m. Monday to find mayoral hopeful Muriel Bowser greeting them in Tenleytown, steps from Woodrow Wilson High School and Alice Deal Middle School. Meanwhile, her campaign was tweeting about the legislation she authored last year giving MIKE DeBONIS (THE WASHINGTON POST) THE DISTRICT D.C. asks federal judge to reinstate handgun ban Attorneys for D.C. asked a U.S. District Judge on Monday to reconsider his July opinion striking down as unconstitutional the city’s ban on carrying handguns in public, setting up a potential appeal. (TWP) Muriel Bowser and volunteers were among several groups around the city Monday waving signs reminding drivers that school is back in session. students free Metro rides during the school year. The return to school marked the end of a languid summer for the mayoral race, heralding a 10-week sprint toward the Nov. 4 general election. Monday’s campaign activities were not only a recognition of Election Day’s approach, but also the key role that education issues will continue to play. A half-hour later, independent rival David Catania greeted parents outside Lafayette Elementary School in Chevy Chase. There, the topic of the day was the pending proposal to redraw school boundaries and feeder patterns for D.C. public schools — a process that has generated a great deal of questions and anxiety. On Thursday, outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray moved to adopt the proposals developed by a blue-ribbon committee. 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Did he deny that he loaned $50,000 to the family in 2011? “No,” McDonnell said. How about that he personally negotiated $70,000 in loans from Williams in 2012? Or accepted golf outings and equipment? Or drove his Ferrari? “No,” McDonnell answered repeatedly. The sharp questions hinted at the high stakes. The government’s case is expected to hinge on how well McDonnell explains why he and his wife accepted those gifts and what he did for Williams. In a handful of instances, Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the courthouse Monday with daughter Cailin Young. McDonnell testified it was his wife, Maureen, who handled key details of the couple’s interactions with Williams, saying at one point she “made a lot of decisions.” He also acknowledged, under questioning from his wife’s attorney before the cross-examination began, that Maureen had sought mental health treatment in 2012 and taken medication. 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Martin Dempsey, told reporters that under optimal circumstances the U.S. would need about 120 days to pull all troops and equipment out of the country if there is no agreement allowing them to stay into 2015. But Dempsey also said the U.S. can act quickly to pull out if necessary. (AP) KIEV, UKRAINE Fort Lee locks down as soldier kills herself An enraged soldier in Fort Lee, Va., with a gun barricaded herself in an office Monday inside a major command’s headquarters, throwing objects and then fatally shooting herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said. The base went on lockdown while she was barricaded. No one else was hurt, officials said. The Army did not identify the soldier. (AP) HEALTH DISCOVERIES Kennewick Man traveled long distance The mysterious Kennewick Man — an ancient skeleton discovered in 1996 in Washington State’s Columbia River Valley — was a seal hunter who traveled far and wide. He had a projectile point lodged in his hip, five broken ribs that never healed properly, two small dents in his skull and a bum shoulder from the repetitive stress of throwing spears. The man, who died 9,000 years ago, came from somewhere far away, far up the Pacific Northwest coast, such as Alaska, or even as far away as Asia. That’s the argument editors make in a new, 688-page, peer-reviewed book, “Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton,” that will be published this fall by Texas A&M University Press. (THE WASHINGTON POST) RICHARD PERRY (THE NEW YORK TIMES/AP) Doctors: Schools should start at 8:30 a.m. or later The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a new policy statement Monday recommending middle and high schools start class no earlier than 8:30 a.m. because adolescents have sleep rhythms that make it harder for them to wake up earlier than other people, and that sleep deprivation can affect academic achievement. (THE WASHINGTON POST) Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, weeps at his casket Monday. Ukraine president calls for October elections Ukraine’s president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions. President Petro Poroshenko announced in a statement posted on his website that he has dissolved parliament and called for snap elections on Oct. 26. (AP) SPAIN Calls for change at Brown’s funeral FERGUSON, MO. The Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday called for a change in policing after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., saying that Michael Brown Jr. should be remembered for more than just disturbances. “A movement means we’ve got to be here for the long haul and turn our chance into change, our demonstration into legislation,” Sharpton told mourners at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Sharpton was speaking at the funeral service for Brown, who was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. The Monday service drew crowds to the St. Louis church, including celebrities, politicians and Former Miss Spain comes out as lesbian Patricia Yurena, who was Miss Spain in the Miss Universe pageant in 2008 and 2013, has publicly come out as a lesbian, becoming the first openly gay national beauty queen, according to Jezebel. The website reported that Yurena came out by posting a photo of herself with her girlfriend. (EXPRESS) DAMASCUS, SYRIA civil-rights activists. Family members spoke of the importance of the community’s voice after Brown’s death, and shared memories of the teenager, who they say used to tell them he was “going to shake the world.” “He just wanted so much,” his stepmother Cal Brown said. “He wanted to go to college, he wanted to have a family, he wanted to be a good father.” Eric Davis, one of Brown’s cousins, described Brown as a “big guy, but a kind, gentle soul.” He recalled his cousin once saying that someday his name would be known by the wider world. “He did not know he was offering up a divine prophecy at that time,” Davis said. (AP/THE WASHINGTON POST) 38% FALLING FIGURES Syria warns U.S. not to strike against militants Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus’ consent. “Any strike which is not coordinated with the government will be considered as aggression,” said Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem. (AP) The approval rating of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a Channel 2 poll, the Jerusalem Post reported Monday. That’s a drop of 17 percentage points from a poll published last week, and a 44-point drop from the beginning of Israel’s invasion of the Gaza Strip on July 23, when his approval ratings were at 82 percent. (EXPRESS) verbatim “Grammy, please take your medicine, take walks and keep dancing. I plan to take you out … when I get home.” JAMES FOLEY, the American journalist murdered by the Islamic State, in a message to his family. Foley had the message delivered by having a fellow hostage — who was released in June — memorize it and give it to Foley’s family Amish to build garage for couple who rescued abducted girls Tropical Storm Cristobal expected to miss East Coast Suspect in triple shootings near L.A. is in custody TUESDAY | 08.26.2014 | EXPRESS | 9 nation+world Ebola and air travel PRE-SCREENING: Passengers are screened for fever and other symptoms before boarding planes in Ebola-affected countries. HARD TO TRANSMIT: The virus is not airborne, and transmission requires direct contact with bodily fluids. That would be difficult on a plane. LOW RISK: “We believe [passengers and crew] are at very low risk of getting Ebola,” said Keiji Fukuda, the WHO’s assistant director general for health security. (TWP) PETE MULLER (PRIME FOR THE WASHINGTON POST) WASHINGTONPOST.COM WORLDVIEWS Lungi International Airport in Sierra Leone sits empty Monday after most airlines canceled flights to the country. Ebola travel bans slow relief effort Meant to contain the virus, flight cancellations could stop help from arriving FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden was supposed to fly to West Africa on Monday to gauge the effects of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak. Then his flight was canceled. Brussels Airlines had to halt flights to the affected region after Senegal’s refusal this weekend to allow the carrier to touch down in Dakar for crew changes. Senegal was sending a clear signal that it wanted nothing to do with flights going to Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, where the outbreak rages on. This move was just the latest by a growing wave of countries and airlines that appear to want to stave off the Ebola threat by stopping travel in and out of places confronting the virus. Frieden, along with other U.S. officials, scrambled to jump on one of the few remaining options — a Delta flight that arrived Sunday, said Jeremy Konyndyk, director of the USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, who was part of the mad dash. The increasing cancellations and border closures have alarmed public health officials worldwide. They’ve also frightened residents in the affected countries who fear they may be trapped within their borders — and worry about economic fallout from their dwindling access to the outside world. “Yes, we understand it. But on the other hand, it’s making the job a whole lot harder.” DAVID NABARRO, leader of the WHO’s Ebola response effort, on travel restrictions to affected areas The World Health Organization warned Monday that these curbs make moving in medical supplies and personnel more difficult. “Yes, we understand it,” said David Nabarro, who is leading the WHO’s Ebola response effort, referring to the restrictions placed by regional countries. “But on the other hand, it’s making the job a whole lot harder.” In Sierra Leone, just two commercial airliners — Royal Air Maroc and Air France — still serve Lungi International Airport. Air France is under pressure from a crew union to stop its flights because some staff are worried about being exposed to the virus. Borders are being closed, too. South Africa banned travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Senegal closed its border with Guinea. Chad closed its border with Nigeria. In Freetown, Sierra Leone, uncertainty has fueled rumors. The few remaining flights are booked solid. Residents who might otherwise stick around are pondering jumping on a plane just so they are not stuck if the airport goes silent. TODD C. FRANKEL (THE WASHINGTON POST) British rapper’s ties to jihad under scrutiny MIDEAST It’s still unclear who the masked Islamic State jihadist depicted in video footage killing American journalist James Foley is. Over the past few days, British tabloids have published a great deal of speculation on the identity of the killer, dubbed “Jihadi John.” The leading theory is that he may be Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, an Egyptian-British rapper who grew up in London. Bary, whose nickname as an artist was L Jinny, has been in Syria since at least last year. He earned notoriety this month when a slew of grisly images published on Twitter by foreign jihadists in Syria included one of him holding aloft the severed head of a man. Now among the legion of foreign fighters drawn to Syria by the lure of the extremist Islamic State, Bary is one of a large cast of jihadists well known on social media. Bary is thought to belong to a trio of British jihadists referred to as “the Beatles” by former hostages. The Islamic State loves to display its internationalism online. The prevalence of such characters in the Islamic State is a sign of the organization’s ability to attract disaffected youths in Europe and elsewhere who are seduced by its rhetoric of violence and spiritual redemption. ISHAAN THAROOR STUDIES If you read on a Kindle or an iPad, you may retain less information than if you pick up a paperback, according to a recent study. In the study, 50 readers were given the same 28-page short story, half on a Kindle and half in a paperback, The Guardian reported. Afterward, the Kindle readers were less likely to be able to place the events of the story in the correct order than the readers of paperback books were. (EXPRESS) Bill Gates and wife donate $1M to Wash. gun-control campaign Russian tourist charged after scaling Brooklyn Bridge Why you should read Express instead Islamic State said to seize Syrian surface-to-air missiles 10 | EXPRESS | 08.26.2014 | TUESDAY nation+world These kids today Seventy percent of U.S. online users between the ages of 18 and 29 said they have copied a CD or DVD or downloaded music or a movie for free, according to a 2013 report from Columbia University. About 30 percent said they get most of their entertainment through free downloads. Comcast last week took steps to get younger people to buy subscriptions by offering free cable for students at some colleges. (TWP) THINKSTOCK/EXPRESS ILLUSTRATION Earthquake leaves stain on wine harvest Wine-making region Napa Valley, Calif., was at the epicenter of Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake responsible for dozens of injuries. Damages are estimated to surpass $1 billion. Wine that bled out on cellar floors will make up a lot of lost revenue. LINDSEY BEVER AND NICK KIRKPATRICK (THE WASHINGTON POST) Emmy news The Primetime Emmy Awards took place after Express’ deadline. For news visit washingtonpost.com. $13B The amount of money that Napa’s 500-plus wineries generate annually for the regional economy, according to Napa Valley Vintners, a trade organization. Streaming has a piracy problem Even Netflix is falling prey to online thieves, and execs are taking notice MEDIA For all the ways Netflix has transformed entertainment, it’s just as helpless as its old-school TV rivals when it comes to stopping the online theft of its shows. As recently as last week, “Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix’s hit series about a women’s prison, was the second-most-pirated TV show in the world on a daily basis after HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” according to CEG TEK, a data service that tracks online piracy. The show was downloaded — mostly illegally — about 60 million times in the first six months of this year, more than the number of Netflix’s total users, according to Internet data research firm Tru Optik. Online viewers are rampantly sharing files of the stolen videos, bypassing payments to cable firms and broadcast networks $100M $50K The amount the economic losses facing Napa Valley could exceed, David Oppenheimer, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif., told The Wall Street Journal. The amount that Tyler Paradise, general manager of Cult 24 wine bar in Napa, told Reuters he estimates his business lost. Winemakers were still calculating the damage on Sunday. that rely on viewers to watch ads. But the fact that Netflix shows are also being voraciously downloaded illegally renews industry worries that there are no clear solutions to piracy. Entertainment executives had hoped Internet-based services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime would persuade those watching pirated videos online to begin paying or subscribing legally — much the way music lovers embraced iTunes, even if they had grown up illegally downloading files on Napster. But even Netflix, which at $8 to $9 per month for a streaming-only plan costs a fraction of a typical cable bill, may not be able to curb online theft. Pirating — often called “torrenting” — has become significantly easier in recent years, and analysts say that younger Internet users are getting used to the idea of watching movies and TV shows for free. Analysts say hundreds of millions of dollars are being stolen with these unauthorized downloads of video, music and book files through pirate sites such as the Pirate Bay. Netflix sees piracy as one of “The best way to combat piracy isn’t legislatively or criminally, but by giving good options.” TED SARANDOS, Netflix chief content officer, in an interview with Stuff.tv in May 2013 its biggest challenges. “It’s so hard to fight against it,” chief executive Reed Hastings said in July. “It’s not too bad in the U.S., but in markets around the world it could continue to grow.” Even with the sharp rise in Netflix’s subscriber numbers in recent years, piracy rates are up. One-quarter of Internet users around the world have illegally downloaded content, Jon Nicolini, chief technology officer at CEG TEK, said. It’s still too early to discount the possibility that services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus will ultimately dampen piracy, said Ernesto Vandersar, co-founder of Torrent Freak, a website and blog focused on copyright and piracy. He notes that most people who download files illegally also tend to be the biggest consumers of media overall. Those who download music illegally spend 30 percent more on legal copies of songs and albums, according to the American Assembly report. In other words, these are people with a bottomless appetite for media. “Netflix has a decent product and plenty of titles, but not everything,” Vandersar said. “And that’s what will make people feel like they need to pirate.” CECILIA KANG (THE WASHINGTON POST) Pakistan protest leader gives prime minister two days to resign; consequences of non-compliance unclear French PM dissolves government over economic policy squabbles sports A rare feat for Maryland’s coaching staff Terrapins only college football team that has 3 minority coordinators MARYLAND TERPS Andre Powell was always determined to coach at the highest level, to be a head coach. But sometime in the 1990s, his goals gave way to a singular purpose: to become the best coach and recruiter he could possibly be, wherever he was. He started as a student assistant at Indiana in 1988 and made eight stops before joining Randy Edsall’s staff as a running backs coach at Maryland in 2011. The following season, Powell became the team’s special teams coordinator. It was his third time holding that title, yet it also marked a rarity. With Powell joining offensive coordinator Mike Locksley and defensive coordinator Brian Stewart, Maryland had three minority coordinators in 2012 — and two years later the trio is still together. Maryland enters TUESDAY | 08.26.2014 | EXPRESS | 11 THREE POINTERS Hot teams since break The Nationals entered Monday with an eightgame lead in the NL East — having won 12 of their past 13. Here are a few other teams that have also made a run since the All-Star break. JONATHAN NEWTON (THE WASHINGTON POST) JEFFREY TOMIK (EXPRESS) this season as the only school in Division I to hold that distinction. “Thinking back to 15 to 20 years ago, when I was beginning to coach, I don’t even remember black coordinators. I’m sure there were a few. I wasn’t aware of them,” Powell said. “I just think that things are changing. I think some of the stereotype’s lifted, and people see that you need to just find the best that you can hire.” A report released last month by the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport found that 15 of the 125 FBS head coaches were minorities in 2013. That number is 14 heading into this season — and alongside Texas, Vanderbilt and Tulane, Maryland is one of four schools in the country to have three minorities in the top four positions on staff. The Rooney Rule, an NFL policy that requires teams to interview minorities for head coaching positions, doesn’t exist in the NCAA. According to the NCAA’s website, Division I 3 Los Angeles Angels Record: 20-15 since break Mike Locksley is one of three Terps coordinators who is African-American. The Angels’ team ERA was 3.84 in the first half, but it’s dropped to 2.93 since. The loss of Garrett Richards (knee) will test the staff. Stewart’s take The fact that Maryland has three minority coordinators is not lost on defensive coordinator Brian Stewart, although he said it’s not discussed among the staff. “I know that I have to do well if other African-Americans want to have that opportunity,” he said. “If you’re a coach — white, black or Hispanic — if you have an opportunity, take advantage of that opportunity.” (THE WASHINGTON POST) athletic directors adopted similar hiring guidelines in 2008, although that practice is voluntary. Locksley said Maryland’s coordinator staff is a reflection on Edsall as a person — and as a coach looking to fill his staff with the best-fitting candidates. For Powell, there have been some schools in his past that were afraid of “black leadership,” he said, but Maryland hasn’t been one of them. It’s the most diverse staff he’s ever been on, which in his mind is both a point of pride and a sign of progress. “I think in the past, there’s been some guys across the country that were probably the best guy available for coordinator jobs and they were passed over because some of the stereotypes or some of the backlash that could’ve taken place,” Powell said. “I think head coaches are more comfortable with that idea now.” ROMAN STUBBS (THE WASHINGTON POST) 2 Tampa Bay Rays Record: 20-13 The Rays traded away ace David Price on July 31, yet they somehow have the best team ERA (2.28) since the All-Star break. 1 Kansas City Royals Record: 24-11 The AL Central leaders are 9-0-1 in their past 10 series. 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Kirk Cousins has completed 35 of 54 passes for 370 yards, four touchdowns and one interception this preseason. Are Redskins hesitant to trade Cousins now? REDSKINS It wasn’t immediately clear if the Rams planned to engage the Redskins in trade talks regarding quarterback Kirk Cousins. But if they do, it’s believed Washington brass would be hesitant to part with the third-year backup because of Robert Griffin III’s preseason struggles, according to a person close to the situation. The Rams learned on Sunday that quarterback Sam Bradford will miss the entire season with a torn ACL in his left knee. St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher told reporters Sunday that the team hadn’t yet begun investigating options regarding acquiring another possible starting Murray escapes: Andy Murray gritted his way through cramps to beat Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5. He started cramping in the back of his shoulder early in the third set, then it spread to his forearm. Murray reached for his hamstring in the middle of one rally and still won the point. Venus bugged: Not until three attendants came onto the court to help did Venus Williams escape a bee that wanted to land on her racket. “The bee was a challenge,” she said after beating Kimiko Date-Krumm 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Halep challenged: Secondranked Simona Halep needed to rally from a set down to beat a young American making her Grand Slam debut. The Romanian won 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-2 over 20-year-old Danielle Rose Collins. As a sophomore at Virginia, an unseeded Collins won the NCAA title to earn a wild card into the U.S. Open. Quite a temper: Nick Kyrgios was one outburst away from default in a victory against Mikhail Youzhny. Kyrgios slammed a ball out of the court to earn his first code violation in the second set. He got two more when he uttered audible obscenities in the third and fourth sets. Another would have resulted in an automatic default. (AP) quarterback. But he added, “It doesn’t mean to say that we won’t, but we haven’t done it at this point.” This preseason, Cousins has completed nearly 65 percent of his passes for 370 yards, four touchdowns and one interception while sporting a 101.6 passer rating. One person close to the situation thought it unlikely that Washington would trade Cousins with Griffin struggling as he tries to learn coach Jay Gruden’s system and develop into a pocket passer. Griffin has completed 13 of 20 passes for 141 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions while sporting a 46.0 passer rating. Gruden has said that the team doesn’t have a quarterback controversy and continues to firmly state that Griffin is his starter. However, Gruden and the team’s decision makers think highly of Cousins. Last week, Gruden said the Redskins didn’t pull the trigger on a trade this offseason because they value Cousins as an insurance policy for Griffin. “He’s a good quarterback, and you don’t want to let quarterbacks out of your building if you don’t have to,” Gruden said. “Obviously there’s circumstances that could change that, but right now we’re happy with the quarterbacks that we have, and there’s no reason to change.” MIKE JONES AND MARK MASKE (THE WASHINGTON POST) Majors won by Tiger Woods in the four years Sean Foley was his swing coach. Woods said on his website Monday he will no longer work with Foley, the Canadian whom he hired when his game was at its low point following the upheaval with his marriage. The announcement came one day after another Foley pupil, Hunter Mahan, won The Barclays. “I’d like to thank Sean for his help as my coach and for his friendship,” Woods said. 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It’s small and slender enough to fit into a bag inconspicuously, but still sturdy enough that we didn’t worry our computer would come crashing down as we typed. But remember: Its weight limit is just 10 pounds. (EXPRESS) CrossFit Old Town owner Jerry Hill, center, can’t believe that he’s becoming a pro athlete at 47. He’s the second-oldest player in the new grid league. Strength in numbers The DC Brawlers aim to rule the grid in a new national pro fitness league SPORTS Everyone faces challenges at work. But only a few folks have a job description like this: “You stand on your left leg, squat all the way down, then come out explosively and jump over a 20-inch hurdle and land with control.” That’s Christy Adkins, a 29-year-old nurse and CrossFit coach, describing an exercise she’d just encountered. And it’s one she’d better master soon — along with the heavy lifts, rope climbs, handstand pushups and other masochistic moves that make up “grid,” a new sport. Adkins is on the DC Brawlers, one of eight teams kicking off the National Pro Grid League’s inaugural season. The Brawlers boast a perfect record, having won their Saturday debut against the Phoenix Rise. They’ll try to keep the streak alive tonight at the Patriot Center, when they face off against the Philadelphia Founders in their Ready for the grid? DC Brawlers coach Justin Cotler shares three of the team’s workouts. V.H. Conditioning. Four rounds for time: 1 shuttle run (20 feet out and back, 40 feet out and back, 60 feet out and back, 80 feet out and back), then 10 burpee over box jumps (24-inch box for women/30-inch box for men). Strength. Three rounds: Max reps, hang power snatch (115 pounds for women/175 pounds for men), with 1 minute rest between rounds. Gymnastics. As many reps as possible: 1 minute of handstand pushups, then rest 1 minute; 2 minutes of handstand pushups at a 5-inch deficit, then rest 2 minutes; 3 minutes of handstand pushups at a 10-inch deficit. first home game. Just like in a grid match, everything has been happening quickly. The team was announced in April. The teammates met for the first time earlier this month in Las Vegas, where they held a 12-day training camp. And there are just two home games before quarterfinals start in late September, which doesn’t give potential spectators much time to figure out what’s going on. Here’s the gist: A match is 11 races on a four-quadrant grid. Who plays is dictated by the various exercises that make up each race — “there truly isn’t one person who is going to be the best at everything,” Adkins says. Of the starting lineup of five men and five women, one of each gender must be 40 or older. “It’s a fun opportunity to play with the young bucks,” says Jerry Hill, owner of CrossFit Old Town, who explains that “I’m not just 40 “I thrive on competition,” says Christy Adkins, one of two locals on the DC Brawlers’ team roster. plus. I’m 40 plus 7.” He’s also modest — he won the 2014 CrossFit Games in the men 45-49 category. Adkins and Hill are the only locals on the Brawlers’ roster, since athletes were recruited from around the world for the league. But they’re expecting Washingtonians to rally behind the Brawlers, both because of D.C.’s thriving CrossFit community and its devoted sports fans. “Not everyone who goes to a baseball stadium is a baseball player,” Hill says. And not everyone can do that single-leg squat thing either. VICKY HALLETT (EXPRESS) See your weekly Gold’s Gym ad in today’s Fit section Washington Sports Clubs’ K Street location closes permanently Sunday The Feldenkrais Guild of North America conference in Arlington features a public lecture Saturday TUESDAY | 08.26.2014 | EXPRESS | 21 fit+wellness When the ex is the roommate Q. I’ve been seeing a great man for three months. The problem is his live-in exgirlfriend. She’s on disability and has no income to move (although she has a boyfriend who often stays there as well). He also says she has attempted suicide. I think she’s a master manipulator. She calls to ask for money or errands, and I’ve caught her going through my bag! My friends say get out, he won’t change. But we care for each other. TORN AND CONFUSED Your friends don’t think he wants to change — but do you? I get that there might be all kinds of headaches in kicking her out, especially given a possible psychiatric history, but that’s a moot point. We’re not debating his moral character here, or whether he’s doing this out of empathy, shadiness, laziness or being bamboozled. What matters is where he prioritizes your relationship in this mess. How bothered is he by the fact that he’s running a free bed-and-breakfast for his ex and her new lover? If you really want to have hope for this relationship, you need to see energy, motivation and a specific game plan. In the absence of that, I’m with your friends. 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). DR. ANDREA BONIOR | BAGGAGE CHECK That’s the alarm, not wedding bells Q. A bunch of friends just got engaged and now my boyfriend is thinking about marriage. I like being with him, but I’m nowhere near ready. He makes hints about weddings and I’m like “NOO!” Can I tell him to slow down without hurting our relationship? NOT READY It might hurt your relationship, but that doesn’t mean that the alternative — not speaking up at all — is any better. If there’s a fundamental mismatch in terms of timelines or commitment levels, he deserves to know (as begging back a DJ deposit on a canceled wedding reception is not fun). Bring the issue up in a comfortable, contextual way as a first step. You might use humor (“I see you getting gaga over boutonnieres, but you know I’m not ready for wedding planning — how about I let you wear a tux to Noodles & Company instead?”) or a more serious sit-down (“I want to talk about us, because I feel sometimes you’re on a faster path than I am. What are your thoughts?”) He deserves honesty and a willingness for you to listen; you deserve the same from him. BEN CLAASSEN III Convention Center on Saturday, is devoting an entire stage to authors of science e vent hor izon texts, including theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. Hungry? Swing by the culinary arts stage to fill up on healthy cooking tips from chef Daniel W. Thomas. (EXPRESS) The 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival, at the Walter E. Washington www.goldsgym.com Complete gym list available at BicycleSpace co-owner Erik Kugler’s Indiegogo campaign to fund his bike company ends Wednesday 22 | EXPRESS | 08.26.2014 | TUESDAY 1221 Mass. Ave NW 202.628.7979 703 D Street NW 202.628.1288 Coming Soon DentalBug fit+wellness 490 L’Enfant Plaza Ctr SW #325 202.628.2177 www.DENTALBUG.com Massage therapy helps you relax, realign and rejuvenate. Massage Solstice 20% Choose from our luxurious treatments: Swedish Deep Tissue Foot Reﬂexology Aromatherapy discount on ﬁrst visit only SPORT & HEALTH Sport & Health has 23 gym locations throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia, including this club in Gainesville, Va. Bulking up with gyms A Sport & Health deal has created D.C.’s largest fitness empire FACILITIES As teens growing up in Northern Virginia, brothers Kirk and John Galiani used to sneak into the Sport & Health in Tysons Corner to lift weights and play basketball. Thirty years later — after building up an impressive fitness industry résumé that includes a stint as owners of Gold’s Gym International — the duo is ready to play a whole lot more. Their company US Fitness (which operates the Crunch and Onelife gym brands in D.C. and Virginia) just acquired the 23-location Sport & Health chain. “We’ve been brainstorming ways to make them even better,” Kirk says. Millions of dollars have 311 N. Washington St., Suite 100L, Alexandria, VA 22314 9am-8pm Monday-Saturday 301-915-4590 Wellness This is XX0164 2x3.5 been earmarked for renovations and new equipment, and changes will start to roll out within the next month or two, he adds. The sale won’t affect the December opening of the chain’s forthcoming location in Rockville’s Pike & Rose development, says Mark Fisher, who was CEO of Sport & Health and is now CEO of US Fitness. He views the luxurious, 32,000-square-foot club as a sign of what’s to come for the newly bulked-up company. “We’re putting the best of what we have in that location. It’s the tip of the iceberg,” Fisher says. Each of US Fitness’ three brands will maintain its own identity — upscale Sport & Health, boutique-y Crunch and affordable Onelife (which will soon open an Alexandria location) — Kirk says. But the pooling of resources and fitness expertise will elevate the experience The club buyers Thought your last workout was hard? Try keeping up with D.C.’s recent spate of gym sales. V.H. JUNE 2013: Gold’s Gym buys locally owned chain Fitness First. Just one of the 18 locations (the Bethesda club) retains the name Fitness First. JANUARY 2014: Results Gym’s downtown location is taken over by LA Fitness in a one-off deal. JULY 2014: Equinox buys the D.C. location of Sports Club/LA (along with clubs in four other cities). There’s no timeline yet for changes. in all of the clubs, he says. Despite the mixed results of other recent gym deals (see the Yelp reviews for the gyms listed in the box above), the Galianis say members should see this one as a slam dunk. VICKY HALLETT (EXPRESS) RUN FOR IT A reason to embrace race season The Tuesday health & ﬁtness section in Express A bucket of ice water actually sounds appealing after a race. So plan your splash session to coincide with an upcoming 5K supporting a medical charity: Eye Run for Prevention of Blindness is Sept. 7 in Bethesda, Race for Every Child, left, is Sept. 13 at Freedom Plaza and the Prevent Cancer 5K Walk/Run is Sept. 21 at Nationals Park. (EXPRESS) B.K.S. Iyengar, who is credited with popularizing yoga internationally, died last week at the age of 95 TUESDAY | 08.26.2014 | EXPRESS | 23 entertainment That’s their story and they’re sticking to it So many memoirs are coming out this fall, written in so many ways. Here’s a selection of the season’s most hotly anticipated celebrity autobiographies that freshen up the genre and are worth a spot on your shelf. HILLEL ITALIE (AP) 8 YEARS CELEBRATING OUR NEWEST LOCATION ON ITS WAY @ THE YARDS JUST A FEW FINISHING TOUCHES LEFT STRONG “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’ “ Lena Dunham of “Girls” fame has written a non-advice advice book in which she hopes that readers will know when and when not to emulate “a girl with a keen interest in having it all.” READ IT: Sept. 30 “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography” Having decided that 41 is too young for a memoir, Neil Patrick Harris steps into the second person to allow you to imagine yourself onstage, on TV, or, in 2006, preparing to tell the world you’re gay. READ IT: Oct. 14 “Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story” The Southern rock’n’-roller’s story is not entirely in his own words, alternating between first-person memories and thirdperson accounts by the Pulitzer Prize-winning authorjournalist Rick Bragg. READ IT: Oct. 28 “Gus and Me” Keith Richards, having taken care of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in his millionselling “Life,” turns sentimental with a picture book tribute to his grandfather, musician Gus Dupree. READ IT: Sept. 9 “Yes Please” “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler’s memoir promises a “big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice.” READ IT: Oct. 28 “Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars” After the success of his first memoir, 2012’s “Waging Heavy Peace,” Neil Young’s new reflection on his childhood honors a favorite hobby: cars. READ IT: Oct. 14 MUSIC A very busy Tuesday Prince announced on Monday that he will release “Art Official Age,” his first solo album in four years, on Sept. 30. The album will drop on the same day as his second record with his allfemale funk band 3rd Eye Girl, titled “PlectrumElectrum.” (AP) Variety reports Lifetime ordered a series based on “The Omen” WE DO FITNESS BETTER! 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The Nats would go on to win the game 14-6. This isn’t the first time Rally Pigeon has made an appearance. Last September, he stood watch for Washington’s 11-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. can see one side effect of the news that Burger King is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-anddoughnut chain Tim Hortons. “Just imagine all of the passiveaggressive patriotic advertising its marketing gurus would come up with,” Primack writes. The merger, which would create an $18 billion company, would give the burger giant clearance to move its headquarters to Canada and bypass higher U.S. taxes. “beyonce’s wearing all black. hmmmmmmm. she better keep that dress on so she can wear it to my funeral after her performance tonight.” @LOHANTHONY was right to predict Beyonce’s slaying of the world through her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. 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ARIES (March 21-April 19) You may not be able to rely on the same old methods to win the results you’re after when attempting something new. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You can prove to be an important influence to one who is in need of inspiration and guidance. A subtle approach is best. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You may be thinking about things in a new way, and as a result, you’ll be tempted to try something you’ve never tried before. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You may be asked to perform tasks that another usually performs, but he or she is currently unavailable. You can impress those in charge. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Those things that come naturally to you will serve you quite well throughout the day, though you may encounter at least one stumbling block. Scrabble Grams PAR SCORE 150-160, BEST SCORE 225 Sudoku EASY MONDAY’S SOLUTION Need more Sudoku? Find another puzzle in the Comics section of The Post every Sunday and in the Style section Monday through Saturday. 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News that his upcoming single “Jealous” was inspired by an incident involving his girlfriend, Olivia Culpo. “I saw someone looking at her ass when we were out one night,” Jonas told E!. “It really upset me. The next day I went into the studio and wrote the song. So I got something good out of the experience even though in the moment it was frustrating.” (EXPRESS) TRAUMATIZED TOO SOON Iggy ensures low-heeled, comfortable shoes will be all the rage next year Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is set to launch a shoe line in collaboration with Steve Madden, The New York Post reported. Their collection will debut in February 2015. The announcement comes on the heels of Azalea’s recent fall while performing her song “Fancy” at a pre-Video Music Awards concert on Friday. (EXPRESS) Do we need homages to things from 13 years ago? Katy Perry and Riff Raff sported all-denim outfits to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, in an homage to ensembles worn by Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards. Spears complimented Perry on Twitter, saying, “Just when I thought the denim dress had retired … you bring it back!” (EXPRESS) Thanks to Lena, Taylor just realized how unfair the gender wage gap is. CHRISTOPHER POLK (GETTY IMAGES) verbatim ‘You’re the best!’ ‘No, YOU are! DREAMBOATS TRANSLATION “I’ve retwired. It’s not about twerking, it’s about music.” Sorry, teen girls who finally stopped crying over ‘Fault in Our Stars’ The New York Post reported that actor Ansel Elgort attended the wedding of his sister Sophie on Saturday, where he performed a song for the bride. A source told the newspaper that Elgort “sang a song during the reception and wowed everybody.” (EXPRESS) In an interview with The Guardian published on Friday, Taylor Swift credits Lena Dunham with educating her on women’s rights. “Becoming friends with Lena — without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for — has made me realize that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so,” Swift told the newspaper. Dunham responded on Twitter, saying, “Her willingness to own the term means much to many. 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