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Man: ‘I Heard Gator Greeters Were the Next Big Thing!’ A man tried to trade a 4-foot-long live alligator for a 12-pack of beer at a Miami convenience store last week, according to Florida’s State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The man received a citation for illegally capturing and trying to sell the gator. Officials said the alligator was “pretty much in good shape” and was released back into the wild. (AP) SAVE THE DATES

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THAR SHE BLOWS! Lava flows from Mount Etna’s latest eruption on the southern Italian island of Sicily early Monday. Etna is Europe’s most active volcano, and its latest series of eruptions has lasted for weeks, occasionally causing a change in airport flight routes because of the plumes of ash billowing into the sky.

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Police in Gwinnett County, Ga., believe an online account detailing a recent crime — posted on a website for Jesus followers who are also anarchists — may help them solve a theft. On Nov. 30, $2,000 worth of 2014 calendars, including many that feature scantily clad women, were stolen from a mall kiosk and replaced with signs proclaiming “Women are people not fantasies.” (AP)

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Navy Investigator Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges San Diego A senior U.S. Navy criminal investigator pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribery charges stemming from a multimillion dollar fraud probe targeting an Asian defense contractor. John Beliveau II entered his guilty plea in federal court in San Diego. Beliveau acknowledged keeping Malaysian-contractor Leonard Glenn Francis abreast of the investigation in exchange for trips and prostitution services. Francis has pleaded not guilty in the case. Beliveau could face a maximum sentence of 20 years. The conviction is a first for federal prosecutors in the massive scandal that has ensnared six Navy officials so far and could lead to an

expansion of the probe if Beliveau cooperates with authorities as part of his plea agreement. His attorney and prosecutors declined to say whether Beliveau had agreed to help. Prosecutors say Francis, 49, overbilled the Navy by at least $20 million. They said the scheme included giving bribes to Navy officers who would provide Francis with confidential ship route information or direct the movement of Navy vessels to Asian ports with lax oversight so the company could inflate costs by using phony port authorities. In exchange for the assistance from the Navy officials, Francis lined up prostitutes, hotel stays and tickets to shows, according to a criminal complaint. JULIE WATSON (AP)

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sure toward final approval was 67-33. But even as it was advancing, Republicans vowed that the requirement for curtailing the growth in cost-of-living benefits for military retirees under age 62 wouldn’t long survive. The Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.,

Eases “sequester” cuts by $63 billion over two years, split between defense and domestic programs. Raises airline security fees from $5 to $11.20 for a typical round-trip ticket starting July 1. Increases the pension contributions paid by federal civilian workers hired after Jan. 1. Caps the maximum government payment for contract employees at $487,000, indexed to inflation. (AP)

has said the panel will review the change, estimated to trim some $6.3 billion in benefits, early next year. DAVID ESPO (AP)

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Year-end legislation to ease Congress’ chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-the-board spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate bipartisanship that masked deep Republican misgivings about slicing military retirement benefits. The measure is expected to clear the Senate and go to President Barack Obama for his signature today, marking a modest accomplishment at the end of a year punctuated by a partial government shutdown, a near-default by the U.S. Treasury and congres-

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A wildfire that started Monday in California was barely contained Tuesday. BIG SUR, CALIF.

Late-Season Wildfire Still Burning in California An unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the mountains of the Big Sur region. The slow-moving fire had consumed about 550 acres and was only 5 percent contained Tuesday, said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Lynn Olson. (AP) SALT LAKE CITY

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Utah Rep. Won’t Run Again U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson, Utah’s only Democrat in Congress, announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election, easing the way for Republicans to pick up another House seat in a solidly red state. (AP) DECATUR, GA.

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SNOW FALLS on the streets of New York City on Tuesday as the Northeast

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The estimated jackpot for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing, which ended after Express’ deadline. The top prize had been estimated at $586 million, but lottery officials increased their prediction Tuesday morning because of strong ticket sales. It’s the second-highest lottery jackpot ever. (AP)

The lawyer for a man accused of firing a rifle outside a suburban Atlanta elementary school says her client is incompetent to stand trial. Police have said Michael Brandon Hill went to the school on Aug. 20 with an assault rifle and nearly 500 rounds of ammunition. (AP) RENO, NEV.

1 Slain at Reno Hospital A lone gunman shot four people, killing one, before taking his own life at a sprawling medical campus in Reno, Nevada, on Tuesday. Reno police said the man entered the Center for Advanced Medicine at Renown Regional Medical Center at about 2:45 p.m. with at least one gun and began shooting. The shooter turned the gun on himself before 3 p.m., police Lt. Tom Robinson said. (AP)

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Ginsburg Says She’ll Retire on Her Terms Reston, Va. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Tuesday that Supreme Court justices should work as long as they can and shouldn’t manipulate their retirement so a like-minded president can appoint their successor. Some liberals have recently called on the 80-year-old Ginsburg to retire so that President Barack Obama can choose her replacement. If she stays beyond his term, it would leave open the possibility that a Republican would name the liberal justice’s successor. But Ginsburg, the oldest justice on the court, cited Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall as two liberal justices who left their replacements to Republican successor presidents. Ginsburg made the comments during an event hosted and moderated by former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson. Olson asked whether justices should time their retirements so that a president of the

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Tuesday she won’t retire based on who’s president.

same party that appointed them could choose their successors. “I think one should stay as long as she can do the job,” Ginsburg said in response. Ginsburg said the “number one” question a justice should ask is “Can you do the job?” “Can you think as well? Can you write with the same fluency? At my age, you take it year by year. I’m OK this year,” she said, to applause. Still, the chorus of people calling on Ginsburg and her 75-yearold liberal colleague Stephen Breyer to retire has grown louder in recent days and months, with several articles written by liberals advocating retirement while a Democratic president is in office. JESSICA GRESKO (AP)

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U.S. Tells Its Citizens To Leave South Sudan The United States ordered its citizens to leave South Sudan immediately Tuesday due to fighting in the capital after what its president called a coup attempt by soldiers loyal to his former deputy. (AP)

Ukraine, Russia Strike Aid Deal Moscow to buy $15B in bonds, upsetting pro-EU protesters Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened his wallet in the battle with the European Union over Ukraine’s future, saying Moscow will buy $15 billion worth of Ukrainian government bonds and sharply cut the price of natural gas for its economically struggling neighbor. The announcements came after Putin held talks in Moscow with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who is facing massive protests at home for his decision to shelve a pact with the EU in favor of closer ties with Moscow. Russia’s bailout package angered protesters, who immediately accused Yanukovych of selling out the country to the Kremlin and pressed

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Former boxing champ Vitali Klitschko encouraged protesters in Ukraine on Tuesday.

demands for his ouster. Washington said the agreements would not address concerns of the demonstrators in Kiev, Ukraine, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed what she called a “bidding competition” over the country.

Putin’s move came as Ukraine said it needs to get at least $10 billion in the coming months to avoid bankruptcy. The Fitch ratings agency has given Ukraine’s bonds a B-minus rating, which puts them in “junk bond” territory.

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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy “open letter to the people of Brazil” that he’s been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of NSA documents and that the NSA’s culture of indiscriminate global espionage “is collapsing.” In the letter, released widely online, Snowden commended the Brazilian government for its strong stand against U.S. spying. He said he’d be willing to help the South American nation investigate NSA spying but could not fully participate in doing so without being granted political asylum. In his letter, Snowden dismissed

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A PAKISTANI GIRL cries Tuesday for the release of her father, a fisherman who was arrested after straying into Indian waters. He is one of hundreds in both Pakistan and India who have been detained for crossing the countries’ border.

Putin sought to calm protesters in Kiev by saying he and Yanukovych didn’t discuss the prospect of Ukraine joining a Moscow-dominated economic bloc the protesters fear will pull their country closer into Russia’s orbit. Still, Ukrainian opposition leaders, speaking to protesters who have camped on Kiev’s Independence Square for nearly a month, quickly denounced the Kremlin agreements and accused Yanukovych of treason. Vitali Klitschko, a world heavyweight boxing champion who quit boxing to concentrate on politics, accused Yanukovych of making Ukrainian assets collateral for the Russian bailout. “The only way out for the country is early elections,” he said. “We are all staying here and will fight for the right to live in a free country.” M A R I A DA N IL O VA A N D

Edward Snowden’s open letter praised Brazil’s opposition to NSA spying.

U.S. explanations to the Brazilian government and others that the bulk metadata gathered on billions of emails and calls was more “data collection” than surveillance. “There is a huge difference between legal programs, legit-

imate spying … and these programs of dragnet mass surveillance that put entire populations under an all-seeing eye and save copies forever,” he wrote. “These programs were never about terrorism: they’re about economic spying, social control, and diplomatic manipulation.” Documents leaked by Snowden revealed that Brazil is the top NSA target in Latin America in spying that has included the monitoring of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s cellphone. The revelations enraged Rousseff, who in October canceled an official visit to Washington. She’s also pushing the United Nations to give citizens more protections against spying. BR ADLEY BROOKS (AP)

The number of pounds Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has lost in the past five weeks, dropping him to 310, his lawyer said Tuesday, according to the National Post. The mayor is in new trouble after a reporter sued Ford for libel for implying he was a pedophile. (AP)

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of the region but to take the pressure off its most heavily used and over-crowded lines. Even though the Silver Line isn’t expected to open until early next year, Metro’s biggest choke point is already in Rosslyn. The agency began raising the possibility of a new underground tunnel from Rosslyn to Georgetown nearly a year ago, part of $26 billion in overall improvements it has proposed. Now Metro’s planners have begun suggesting specifically that the region add 10 new stations and create four “super stations” by adding capacity and connections around the two Farragut Square stations, Union Station, the Capi-

tol South station and the Pentagon. The 10 new stations have not been named. But going clockwise from Rosslyn, they look something like Rosslyn II, Georgetown University, Georgetown, West End, Thomas Circle, Mount Vernon Triangle, Capitol Hill North, Navy Yard II, Waterfront II and Potomac Park. The actual locations have not been decided, but the idea is to have them built by 2040. Over the summer, the $26 billion number will likely change as the planning staff refines its costs and plans. The public and the board are likely to weigh in on the proposals by July. JONATHAN O’CONNELL (CAPITAL BUSINESS)

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Immigrant students in Virginia seek same tuition as residents Arlington Giancarla Rojas is not an American citizen, but she has an American dream. The Falls Church resident has worked doggedly to become the first in her family to attend a four-year college since her parents brought her here illegally from Bolivia as a child. She won a reprieve to stay in this country under an Obama administration initiative, maintains a 3.8 GPA at a community col-

lege and has a résumé packed with volunteer work, but George Mason University is still out of reach. The 19-year-old cannot afford the $29,000-a-year out-of-state tuition Virginia charges for enrollees with her immigration status, so she and six other students filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Arlington County Circuit Court arguing that they should pay the same lower rates as other long-time Virginia residents. The lawsuit marks the latest f lashpoint in a heated national debate over whether to grant the benefit to children brought here illegally. Maryland became one of at least 17 states to do so last year. The issue is also the subject of lit-

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In Pursuit of In-State Status Giancarla Rojas is enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College but aims to attend George Mason University.

igation in Georgia and Arizona. The Virginia lawsuit against the State Council of Higher Education, which sets policy for public colleges, could determine whether hundreds — or even thousands — of students like Rojas attend college in Virginia or, if they do, how much debt they incur. “I always believed if you worked hard and got good grades, you could go to college,” Rojas said. “We are just like anyone else. We have been living in the United States for a long time.”

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“It undermines the rule of law and provides a subsidy for students who are here illegally. Most taxpayers object to that.” TOM FITTON, PRESIDENT OF JUDICIAL WATCH

7,000 The number of people in Virginia who have been granted status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program through the end of August, according to the lawsuit. (T WP)

The suit seeks in-state tuition at public colleges for recipients of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows those who were brought here illegally as children to avoid deportation if they meet certain criteria. It doesn’t provide a path to citizenship and must be renewed every two years. Bills that would have granted DACA students in-state tuition failed in the Virginia legislature this year, but similar measures are expected to be proposed during the next session. JUSTIN JOUVENAL (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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The D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously rejected more than $17 million in popular programs proposed by Mayor Vincent Gray because of the would-be source of funding: an already strapped trust fund for retiree health-care costs. Last month, Gray promised to begin replacing all of the city’s 75,000 residential “supercans” next year, as well as increase the size of its recycling cans for most households. The $9 million effort was the largest of 11 proposed budget items that also included expanding transportation services for senior citizens and more funding for youth court. All of the programs would have been funded with money previously earmarked for the city’s retiree health-care fund. But Tuesday’s vote against that plan left Gray with no immediate way to fund them. Gray’s ambitious plans come at a

Wage Change Without debate, the council also gave final approval to a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 by 2016 and to index it thereafter to inflation. The city’s first wage bump, to $9.50 an hour, will take place in July, and Mayor Vincent Gray, who had proposed a smaller overall increase to $10, said this week he would sign the council’s bill. A study of the minimum wage his administration has ordered will proceed in the coming months. “There’s certainly room for amendments” at a later date, he said. (T WP)

time when his newly launched campaign for re-election is getting off the ground. With the city’s April 1 Democratic primary fast approaching after the holidays, the vote was one of several on Tuesday that were entangled in election-year politics. A A R O N C . D AV I S A N D M I K E D e B O N I S (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Bookstores’ Next Chapter Independents turn a new page in retailing despite threats to print

Bookstores are terminally ill. Borders? Dead. Barnes & Noble? Life support. Amazon is king. E-books are the present and the future. Have tablet, will read. But in downtown Frederick, Md., Marlene and Tom England are defying the future: They recently opened the Curious Iguana bookstore. It carries books printed on paper. Nonfiction. Poetry. Short stories. Seems insane, right? Some people strolling by certainly think so. “I’ve heard them say: ‘A bookstore? Who would open up a bookstore these days?’ ” Marlene said. “I mean really, the door is open. I can heeaaaaaaaar you.” But independent bookstores aren’t dead. In fact, in some of the country’s most urbane communities, they are making a comeback. The American Booksellers Association, which represents independent bookstores, says its membership — which hit a low of 1,600 in 2008 — has grown 6.4 percent in 2013, to 2,022. Sales were up 8 percent in 2012. In the District, sales at Politics and Prose have grown each of the past few years. Its owners pondered an additional outlet in Georgetown, but the original idea for a location fell through. Nationally, while there are still indie bookstores shutting their doors, there are more stores opening than closing. Word, the popular Brooklyn indie, just opened a new branch in Jersey City, N.J. Bookbug, in Kalamazoo, Mich., has doubled its size. Novelist Ann Patchett opened a store in Nashville, Tenn. Twenty-five years ago, independents were supposed to vanish

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Twins Meaghan and Shannon Jones, 19, look for gifts at the Curious Iguana, which opened in September in Frederick, Md.

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Cora Preda, 6, watches as her parents shop and talk at the Curious Iguana.

when Waldenbooks showed up in malls. They were supposed to vanish when Borders and Barnes & Noble came along. They were supposed to vanish when Costco started selling the latest Doris Kearns Goodwin. They were supposed to vanish when Amazon perfected low prices and fast shipments. “I think what we’re seeing is that the inevitable death of any kind of physical retailing was a gross

exaggeration,” said Laura Miller, a Brandeis University sociology professor and author of “Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption.” “There are a lot of reasons people like going to brick-and-mortar stores, especially to bookstores that are offering something more than just a convenient shopping experience.” One recent Saturday afternoon, the Curious Iguana was packed.

When Tom and Marlene England opened the Curious Iguana, they aimed to offer something more. They are experienced in the art of throwback retailing. They own Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, a Frederick, Md., toy store specializing in toys without batteries. Even in the face of Xboxes and iPhones, the Dancing Bear’s sales have increased every year. “We think there’s a desire by many to go back to a very simple time,” Tom said. “Kids are starting to play Risk again. People want to touch things. They want to be a little low-tech.” (T WP)

Ryan Young, 38, dropped $130 on cookbooks, kids titles and other hardcovers. She said something that many book buyers would be afraid to utter in an indie store: “I’m an Amazon Prime member.” She also admitted to owning and enjoying a Kindle. Lightning did not strike. That’s because she also said this: “Having a book in my hands — nothing stacks up to that.” Young is an emerging positive

for indie bookstores: a hybrid reader. About 64 percent of U.S. book buyers prefer reading in both print and digital, according to the Codex Group. Young reads series mysteries on her Kindle, but literary titles come home in print. E-books have also not come to overwhelm bookselling. Statistics from earlier this year showed that e-book sales were up 5 percent in the first quarter, compared with 28 percent in 2012 and 159 percent in 2011.

“We need intimate, small places like this that care about the books they pick. This isn’t just a bookstore. It’s more than that.” — LISA SOLOMON, A FREDERICK, MD., RESIDENT, ON THE CURIOUS IGUANA

“The growth curve really has flattened, so that’s good for us,” said Bradley Graham, a former Washington Post reporter who owns Politics and Prose with his wife, Lissa Muscatine. Still, publishing experts say that independents might be fighting for their lives again five or 10 years down the road. College students are finding an emphasis on digital textbooks, and there is a risk they won’t ever become hybrid book buyers. Also, Amazon shows no sign of giving indies any relief on what store owners consider predatory pricing, especially on key titles. Donna Tartt’s new novel, “The Goldfinch,” is selling for $30 at Curious Iguana. Amazon is selling it for $15.41. But the Englands know the risks. “We knew exactly what we’re getting into,” Tom said. And besides, Marlene said, “if it all fails, Curious Iguana is a great name for a bar.” MICHAEL S. ROSENWALD (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Second baseman Brian Roberts has spent his entire career in Baltimore.

Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal scored 21 points on 9-for-16 shooting in his first game back from a leg injury. He missed the Wizards’ previous nine games.

A Boost From Beal, Bench With guard’s return, Webster flourishes in new reserve role Wizards Bradley Beal now has a Madison Square Garden moment that he will forever cherish: taking the ball from John Wall — right in front of Spike Lee — and driving left around New York Knicks guard Beno Udrih for a layup that stunned a sellout crowd. At the NBA’s most storied arena Monday night, Beal scored the Wizards’ final eight points to lead his team to a 102-101 victory that ended a four-game losing streak and gave Washington its first win in New York since Gilbert Arenas had his first knee surgery. But Beal wouldn’t have been in position to make his second career game-winning shot if not for an unexpected second-half run that turned a five-point deficit into a seven-point lead, all with Wall

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“I’m constantly drifting more and more away from the basket. That’s not my game. I’m capable of making one or two plays like that away from the basket, but I feel more comfortable underneath the basket.” — W IZ A RDS CENTER M A RCIN GORTAT, AFTER SATURDAY’S LOSS TO THE CLIPPERS. GORTAT HAS SCORED JUST 15 POINTS ON 7-FOR-24 (29.2 PERCENT ) SHOOTING FROM THE FIELD IN THE WIZARDS’ PREVIOUS TWO GAMES.

watching from the sideline. Playing his first game in three weeks, Beal certainly had a hand in the swing, but Martell Webster, Jan Vesely and Garrett Temple made the shots and the plays on both ends that spared the team from another collapse. “A big team win,” Beal said after the Wizards snapped a 10-game losing streak in New York that dates back to Dec. 6, 2006. “How we stuck through adversity, as a team,

everybody stepped up.” When Wall sits, the Wizards are usually sunk. So the concern was unmistakable when Temple entered the game for Wall with the Wizards trailing 72-67 late in the third quarter. Washington had just blown a 15-point lead and All-Star Carmelo Anthony was still on the floor, leading the charge for the Knicks. The Wizards found a counter

in Webster, who moved back to his reserve role with Beal returning to the lineup and scored a season-high 30 points. Webster made six 3-pointers, coming one shy of his career high, and also added a steal and a blocked shot. “I don’t care. I just don’t care. It’s just not important to me,” Webster said of coming off the bench for the first time since Nov. 16. “We played great. It was a gut-checking win.” The Wizards won despite not having a single starter finish with a positive plus-minus. Webster was a plus-10; Vesely a plus-9; Temple a plus-7 and Kevin Seraphin a plus-6. “He was huge,” Marcin Gortat said of Webster. “He made some tough shots. If we’re going to have a guy to come off the bench and help us like that, what else do you need?” MICHAEL LEE (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Roberts Going to Yankees MLB The New York Yankees agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with second baseman Brian Roberts and a $7 million, two-year deal with left-hander Matt Thornton, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreements are contingent on physicals. An All-Star in 2005 and 2007, the 36-year-old Roberts has spent his entire 13-year major league career with Baltimore. He has not played a full season since 2009 because of injuries. Roberts is among the options at second base to replace Robinson Cano, who left the Yankees for a $240 million, 10-year contract with Seattle. Kelly Johnson, who signed a $3 million deal, is another possibility. RONALD BLUM (AP)

TV Lineup NBA (7 P.M., ESPN) The Pacers-Heat rivalry is becoming one of the best in the NBA. Indiana (20-4) has the best record in the Eastern Conference, while Miami (18-6) is the reigning twotime NBA champion.

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Clinton, Kobe To Lead Panel Youth Sports Former President Bill Clinton and NBA star Kobe Bryant will lead a panel on kids and sports at a conference next month. The roundtable discussion, announced Tuesday, will take place at the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Conference on Jan. 13 in La Quinta, Calif. Topics will include barriers to access, quality coaching, and health and safety. Bryant says, “It’s a really important initiative for kids to understand that you’re not just getting the benefits of being healthy, you’re also understanding how to be great leaders, how to be unselfish, how to work within a group, competitive spirit.” ESPN will broadcast the discussion in prime time in early February. R ACHEL COHEN (AP)

Close Encounters Fuel Ravens Baltimore has won three straight games by three points or less NFL Overcoming adversity seems to be a way of life for the Baltimore Ravens, who f lourish in situations that usually provoke panic and doubt. The Ravens (8-6) fueled their late-season playoff run Monday night by using a beat-the-clock drive and a remarkable 61-yard kick to pull out an exhilarating 18-16 victory in Detroit. Just a month ago, the defending Super Bowl champions were 4-6. Now they’re in command of the final AFC wild card and still in the running for another division title. “Man, I tell you what, we are a team that keeps believing,” linebacker Daryl Smith said. “We never quit. I don’t really have any words for it.” Anyone who thought the Ravens were doomed to defeat after the Lions took the lead with 2:21 left must not have been familiar with Baltimore’s exploits over the past two years.

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Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, right, made six field goals in Baltimore’s 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Monday night.

On their way to an NFL championship last season, the Ravens overcame a three-game skid to win the AFC North. In the playoffs, Baltimore used a late Joe Flaccoto-Jacoby Jones touchdown to rally past top-seeded Denver, then beat New England on the road before surviving a power outage and a late surge by San Francisco to capture the Super Bowl. This season, with a vastly revised roster, the Ravens are displaying the same brand of determination. They’ve been involved

AP All-Americans Announced Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton and Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team for the second straight season. Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston from Florida State added All-American to his résumé after a spectacular redshirt freshman season. Heisman finalists Andre Williams from Boston College and Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch also made the first team. Wil-

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Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey made his second straight AP All-America team.

liams joins Carey in the backfield and Lynch, the dual-threat quarterback, was chosen as an all-pur-

pose player. Mosley, a senior, was the leading tackler for a defense that ranked fifth in the country in yards allowed per game. Sutton was named Pac-12 defensive player of the year for the second straight season. Carey is second in the nation in rushing after leading last year. Texas A&M Heisman finalist Johnny Manziel, last year’s Heisman winner and All-American quarterback, made the second team. Alabama’s AJ McCarron, another Heisman finalist, is the third-team quarterback for the second consecutive season. R ALPH D. RUSSO (AP)

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The Ravens’ record in games this season decided by three points or less. Baltimore has won its past three games by a total of seven points.

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games, along with the resiliency the team has shown under coach John Harbaugh, produced a feeling of confidence Monday night when the offense huddled up before the final, pivotal drive. “We’ve been there so many times over the past few years,” wide receiver Torrey Smith said. “If you’re in the huddle, everyone’s just calm, relaxed, like, ‘All right, let’s go do it.’ No one’s panicking. We’ve been there before and we know how to handle it.” DAVID GINSBURG (AP)

First-Team Defense

Quarterback — Jameis Winston, Florida St. Running backs — Andre Williams, Boston College; Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona Tackles — Jake Matthews, Texas A&M; Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama Guards — Cyril Richardson, Baylor; David Yankey, Stanford Center — Bryan Stork, Florida St. Wide receivers — Brandin Cooks, Oregon St.; Mike Evans, Texas A&M

Ends — Michael Sam, Missouri; Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas (above left) Tackles — Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh; Will Sutton, Arizona St. Linebackers — Anthony Barr, UCLA; C.J. Mosley, Alabama (above right); Ryan Shazier, Ohio St.

Tight end — Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

Cornerbacks — Darqueze Dennard, Michigan St.; Lamarcus Joyner, Florida St.

All-purpose player — Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois

Safeties — Cody Prewitt, Mississippi; Deone Bucannon, Washington St.

Kicker — Roberto Aguayo, Florida St.

Punter — Tom Hornsey, Memphis

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.org) to find folks who agree to adhere to specific standards. Home inspectors in Maryland are required by the state to be licensed. In Virginia, licensing is voluntary, and there are no licensing requirements in D.C. Expect to pay about $300 to $1,000 for an inspection, depending on the size and price of the property. The bigger and more expensive, the higher the cost.

“You just don’t know what you might find.” — N A NCY H A RV E Y S T EOR TS, AN ASSOCIATE BROKER AT LONG & FOSTER IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, ON WHY SHE WOULD

Larry Wasson looks at a retaining wall during a home inspection in Chevy Chase, Md. Wasson has been an inspector for 40 years.

What to Expect When They’re Inspecting Buyers, be aware of what lurks behind a property’s facade Buying a Home Jerry and Jamie Hall were ready to buy their first home, a remodeled single-family house on a big lot in Alexandria. Then they brought in home inspector Reggie Marston. Marston, owner and president of Springfield, Va.-based Residen-

tial Equity Management (703-9239769, remhomeinspections.com), found warped floors, faulty wiring, water in a crawl space and a chimney that wasn’t tall enough. As the problems added up, the Halls decided this wasn’t the home for them. “Reggie characterized the house as having ‘excessive amateur workmanship,’ ” says Jerry Hall, 35. “We ultimately walked away, and it’s a good thing we did. He saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars.” And lots of headaches. A home

inspection lets buyers know what they’re getting into and whether a house lives up to its price and the seller’s promises. It alerts buyers to any major repairs that are needed and helps them decide whether to tackle them on their own or negotiate fixes with the seller. For buyers like the Halls, it can prove invaluable. Here are five tips for getting the most out of your home inspection, whether you’re buying a condo, historic rowhouse or 1950s-era single-family home.

1. Choose Your Inspector Wisely Often, a buyer’s agent recommends a home inspector they’ve forged a relationship with over the years. But if you want to do your own research, ask local family and friends if they’ve had a good experience with a home inspector recently. You can also go through such organizations as the American Society of Home Inspectors (www .ashi.org) and Maryland Association of Home Inspectors (mdahi

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2. Ask What Kind of Report You’ll Receive Inspectors’ reports can range from notes jotted on a yellow legal pad to fancy printouts with lots of photos. “Find out how the inspector is going to inform you of various issues and whether they’re big issues or little ones, if they’re safety concerns, and how urgently they need to be taken care of,” says Larry Wasson, owner of Chevy Chase, Md.-based Affiliated Inspectors (301-986-8866, affiliated inspectors.com), who’s been a home inspector for 40 years. Without details, a buyer might not be able to assess how serious any problems are, how costly they might be and what needs to be negotiated before purchasing the home.

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NEED TO KNOW Average Home Sold Price: $707,323 ZIP Code: 20010 Owner-Occupied Homes: 31 percent Renter-Occupied Homes: 63 percent Vacant Homes: 6 percent Median Age of Homes: 63 years

Population: 8,666 Median Years in Residence: 3 Median Age: 32 Households With Children: 19 percent Average Number of Residents Per Home: 3

Getting Around If the aforementioned trek to the Columbia Heights Metro stop is less than ideal, know that Mount Pleasant is serviced by the S1, S2, S4 and S9 Metrobus lines, as well as the 42 and 43. You’ll spot a fair share of bicyclists (heading south on 16th Street NW is a breeze thanks to its gradual slope). Forgot your fixie? Three Capital Bikeshare stations are nearby.

Housing Options A concentration of large rowhouses — often with yards, decks and covered porches — makes Mount Pleasant a major draw for families as well as renters looking for spacious group-living options. The area bound by 16th Street NW on the east, Harvard Street NW on the south, Rock Creek Park on the west and Piney Branch Park on the north is listed on the National Register of Historic

Places due, in part, to its cluster of Classical Revival and Colonial Revival architecture. Many of these homes have remained intact, so the neighborhood draws house flippers eager to make renovations.

Looking Good Mount Pleasant is home to Eastern Confederate, where a cheap beer comes standard with your haircut (3112 Mount Pleasant St. NW; 202621-7363; easternconfederate.com). Founded in 2011 by Vidal Sassoon alum Ryan Hunter Mitchell, the basement-level salon offers affordable cuts for men and women ($45$55). To finish off your new look, stop at nearby Amani ya Juu (3166 Mount Pleasant St. NW; 202-5365303; amanidc.org). You’ll find stylish fair-trade clothing, jewelry and home accessories made by female artisans in Africa.

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St. NW; 202-483-9199, haydees.us); at least two pupuserias dish out the traditional Salvadorian snack; and at Don Juan, a plate of nachos and a Coronarita (a margarita containing an inverted Corona) makes dinner (1660 Lamont St. NW; 202-667-0010, donjuandc.com). Other cuisines include Southeast Asian from Beau Thai (3162 Mount Pleasant St. NW; 202-450-5317, beauthaidc.com) and Korean, Chinese and Japanese takeout from Adam Express (3211 Mount Pleasant St. NW; 202-328-0010).

While there’s no major supermarket chain represented in the neighborhood, Bestworld — a locally owned market — offers affordable produce and a concentration of ethnic ingredients (3178 Mount Pleasant St. NW; 202-265-3768). The newly opened Each Peach Market (3068 Mount Pleasant St. NW; 202-525-1725; each peachmarket.com) fills a void with locally made foodstuffs. Saturday mornings, April through December, you’ll find a producers-only farmers market in Mount Pleasant Plaza (3200 Mount Pleasant St. NW; mtpfm.com).

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The heart of Mount Pleasant lies just shy of 1 mile from the nearest Metro stop in Columbia Heights. But you won’t find any of its residents complaining about the walk: The distance is one reason this village upon a hill has remained placid despite being surrounded by the bustle of Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights. One of Washington’s first suburbs, the quiet but farfrom-sleepy neighborhood boasts a packed strip of locally owned businesses and celebrates a rich Hispanic heritage. As a result, Mount Pleasant is a multicultural playground for families and hipsters who tip their hats to newcomers with a “Welcome to the neighborhood!” HOLLEY SIMMONS (E XPRESS)

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The Eats Fans of authentic Mexican food will feel right at casa in Mount Pleasant: Haydee’s Restaurant, a neighborhood institution since 1997, serves sizzling fajitas (3102 Mount Pleasant

A farmers market livens up Saturdays in Mount Pleasant Plaza for most of the year.

Going Out While Mount Pleasant isn’t a nightlife destination, those looking for fun can find it. Arguably the city’s best dive bar, The Raven Grill (3125 Mount Pleasant St. NW; 202-387-8411), sells $3 cans of PBR in a dimly lit space with a jukebox. Up the street are

Tonic, a restaurant/bar with a SkeeBall table (3155 Mount Pleasant St. NW; 202-986-7661; tonicrestaurant .com), and Last Exit, a cocktail lounge modeled after an old-timey speakeasy (202-986-7661; lastexitdc.com). Marx Cafe hosts raucous country-music nights (3203 Mount Pleasant St. NW; 202-518-7600; marxcafemtp.com).

Lounging Around Mount Pleasant’s easy pace is ideal for lollygaggers. Flying Fish Coffee and Tea aids your reverie with cozy, wornin chairs (3064 Mount Pleasant St. NW; 202-299-0141, flyingfishcoffee dc.com). Wander downhill to Meridian Hill Park for a picnic (2400 15th St. NW). And don’t overlook the impressive Mount Pleasant Library (3160 16th St. NW; 202-671-3121; dclibrary .org/mtpleasant), the third-oldest public library in Washington still in use.

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Wrap Up ‘Room Service’ Want to skip a trip to the mall this holiday season? In lieu of a rug your mother might return or a tchotchke that will clutter up your brother’s office, give the gift of expert advice. Donna Lang, interior designer and author of “A Gift for Giving: Making the Most of the Present,” says the gift of time with an interior designer will not burden your recipient with an item that gathers dust or needs to be returned. “Give them something they will remember for a long time,” Lang says. “The beauty of this is that it is a gift that gives and gives and gives every time you walk into the room.” Leslie Ehrmann, the Washington Metro Chapter administrator

for the American Society of Interior Designers, says many local designers offer hourly consultations, typically charging $150 an hour. Even time to hang a collection of photographs, Lang says, is a perfect present because experts finish the task quickly and with a level of skill many people do not have. She suggests contacting a framing store to see whether they offer hanging service with an hourly rate. Time with a personal organizer, landscape design expert or handyman would also make a thoughtful gift, Lang says. If you’re looking for a designer, Ehrmann says to check the American Society of Interior Designers’ online listings at asiddcmetro.org/ find-a-designer, where you can sort by the type of project. Beyond hourly consultations, some interior designers offer color consultations, single-room makeovers, shopping lists and more. Those with larger budgets can

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scare buyers away, especially if sellers won’t agree to make fixes or lower their asking price. But problems needn’t be deal breakers if buyers have the facts they need to make an informed decision — and the money to spend on fixes. “I’ve gone into houses and found 3 feet of white mold in the basement and discovered that the back of the house is collapsing,” Marston says. “And the buyers will say they’re going to fix it up and make it beautiful because it’s in a good location and it’s the house they want.” A thorough inspection helps buyers determine whether it’s worth pouring their money into a home. In the case of a home that’s been foreclosed on or vacant for years, pouring in money is often the only option. Those types of properties are often sold as-is.

As the inspector’s notes grow longer, buyers (especially first-time ones) can lose sight of the severity — or lack of severity — of some issues. Clogged gutters, loose handrails and problematic light switches are all easily fixed at little expense. “With any house that’s more than 20 or 30 years old, you can find a boatload of things wrong,” says Bob Adamson, an associate broker at Alexandria. Va.-based McEnearney Associates (703-9678033, bobadamson.com). “I drill my clients in advance to not worry about the dials on the appliances or anything else cosmetic.” Buyers should ask sellers to address such things as leaky roofs, which could cost thousands, instead of loose bathroom tiles.

5. Think Twice Before Skipping an Inspection When multiple offers are being

“The beauty of this is that it is a gift that gives and gives and gives.” — DONN A L A NG, AN INTERIOR DESIGNER, ON GIVING THE GIFT OF HOME ADVICE (OR REPAIR WORK) FROM EXPERTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Because you can’t really wrap an interior designer or handyman, we asked interior designer Donna Lang for the best way to present nonmaterial gifts. “Presenting the gift with little tokens is important,” Lang says. “It helps them look forward to whatever they are going to receive.” First, create a gift certificate for the service, or see if the company has gift certificates. For an interior design or time with an art hanger: Put the gift certificate inside a nice frame, so your recipient can use the frame later. For a color consultation: Buy an empty paint can to hold the certificate and decorate it. You can also include paint chips, a ruler and painter’s tape. For time with an organizing consultant or cleaning service: Put the certificate in a mini garbage pail, with a little note on top. For a garden or landscape consultation: Get a flowerpot with a saucer, and place the certificate inside. Use the saucer as a lid, and secure it with ribbon and bow. (T WP)

also consider package plans. Melanie Whittington, founder of Arlington-based Whittington Design Studio, began offering “room service” packages in 2010. For $1,850, Whittington and her team will provide a consultation, rendered furniture layout and project management — coordinating vendors, placing orders and scheduling installations. Brit Lippert of Frederick, Md.based The Better Half Consultants says her company’s consultation packages are often bought as gifts. For $80, Lippert and business partner Liz Velisek will create a color palette board. Their most expensive package includes a full installation for $400 plus the cost of the furniture and accessories. W hen a ske d what homeimprovement gift Lippert herself would like to receive this year, the answer was easy: “To have a handyman come for an hour or two would be great.” MARGARET ELY (THE WASHINGTON POST )

JASON HORNICK (FOR EXPRESS)

This year, give the gift of expert advice from an interior designer

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Buyers should ask prospective home inspectors how they will deliver their reports, Larry Wasson says. Knowing exactly what’s wrong can make or break the purchase.

made on a particularly desirable home, some buyers might be tempted to forgo the home inspection contingency to make their offer more desirable to the seller. But that can be a big mistake. “I would never waive the home inspection contingency,” says

Nancy Harvey Steorts, an associate broker at Long & Foster in Northern Virginia (703-790-1990, nancysteorts.lnfre.com) and the former chairwoman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. “The house could have a foundation crack, which would be

a very serious situation. … You just don’t know what you might find.” Even condos, where roofs and windows are often covered by the condo association, could still have major issues with the electrical and plumbing systems, especially if they’re older units. Buyers should ensure that any remodeling has been done up to code. The Halls made an offer on a second house in Alexandria and again called in Marston for an assessment. He found inadequate insulation in the attic, missing window screens and weather stripping, and loose and uneven deck stairs — minor issues compared to the previous house. The seller agreed to address and pay for the repairs, and the Halls officially purchased the home in early December. “Reggie’s an expert,” Jerry Hall says. “He’s great at pointing out little details that a novice like myself would never notice.” BETH LUBERECKI (FOR E XPRESS)

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NE

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3551 Jay Street NE, Washington DC 20019

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Villages at Montpelier

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1507 Ray Road Hyattsville, MD 20782

(301) 637-7141

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PARKVIEW GARDENS

6400 Riverdale Road • Riverdale, MD 20737

2252 Brightseat Road • Landover, MD 20785

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• Largest Apts., in Oxon Hill • Newly Renovated Apts. • Across from United Medical Center w/ New Children’s Hospital Wing • P12 Metrobus@Doorstep • Walk to Southern Avenue Metro • Housing Vouchers Welcome (MD) • ALL CREDIT CONSIDERED *Call about our move-in specials 1439 Southern Ave. 888.480.1693

Silver Spring

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OXON HILL

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Hyattsville

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1, 2 BRs Starting at $1200

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NEWLY RENOVATED APARTMENTS

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VA

800 Tennessee Avenue Alexandria, VA 22305

Lloyd Apartments offer expansive floor plans from 650 to 870 square feet with utilities included. Abundant light from windows in every room, including the kitchen and bathroom. Elegant foyers and hallways boast hardwood floors. The bathroom is equipped with a soaking tub and shower with tile flooring. We provide the convenience of on-site laundry facilities, extra storage units, and free parking.

MD RENTALS

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Lloyd Apartments

MD RENTALS

LANDOVER

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3402 Dodge Park Rd. • Landover, MD 20785

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RIVERDALE

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Leave Us Out of It A judge revokes singer Chris Brown’s probation after his recent D.C. arrest 31

David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell and Steve Carell, from left, are happy to be back for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

He’s Back in the News Will Ferrell revives Ron Burgundy for the ‘Anchorman’ sequel he never saw coming Film Will Ferrell spent seven years on “Saturday Night Live.” Surely he knows how to engineer a culturesaturating catchphrase. “I think everyone is just dying to hear that as soon as we wrote it, Adam [McKay] and I looked at each other and said ‘Milk was a bad choice’ is going to be on T-shirts,’ ” Ferrell says. “There’s no way. I don’t think I could write a catchphrase if I had to.” So it was inadvertent that Ferrell, co-writer/director McKay and the rest behind “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” gave birth to “I Love Lamp” T-shirts

Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate ) own the ’80s.

(thanks, improvising Steve Carell) and declarations of “I IMMEDIATELY regret this decision!” Since Burgundy’s arrival in theaters in 2004, Ferrell and McKay have worked together on “Talladega Nights,” “Step Brothers” and “The Other Guys,” none of which made anyone stop quoting “Anchorman.” So, by popular demand, the duo reunited for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” which opens today. It’s Ferrell’s first movie with a “2” in the title. To drum up publicity, the 46-year-old comedian has been appearing pretty much everywhere in character as the egotistical newsman, but for this interview, he’s just Will Ferrell. He’s quieter and shier than you might expect — and nice, apologizing for the “Anchorman 2” soundtrack that’s blaring in the background. Ferrell says creating their first sequel posed challenges for him

‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ (PG-13)

Director: Adam McKay Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Paul Rudd In a Nutshell: The crack team of reporters from 2004’s “Anchorman” returns, this time staffing the first 24-hour news network as they navigate the 1980s with classiness.

and McKay. “It was all new to us,” he says. “How do you pay homage to the first one and not make it feel repetitive, but at the same time have some fun with calling a few things back, but making the whole thing feel like a brand-new movie?” One thing unchanged from the 1970s-set original is the core cast of characters — including sports reporter Champ Kind (David Koechner), reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and semi-lobotomized weatherman Brick Tamland (Carell). “People ask, ‘How have these guys changed?’ And they haven’t one bit,” Ferrell says. “Now it’s 1980, and it’s almost like they were in a time capsule.” In “Anchorman 2,” the team is part of the first 24-hour news network, a setting that intrigued Ferrell and McKay. “We can be satirical, we can comment on the colliding interests of corporations owning the news,” Ferrell says. “That was all thought out from a writing standpoint.” That’s a departure from the first movie. “The first one was just simply ‘woman is thrust into the maledominated world of local news. What happens?’ ” he says. “And then all the jokes we had thought up, we made them all fit. A prime example is Ron Burgundy playing jazz flute. I’m driving along one day and I call up Adam and I say, ‘Should Ron Burgundy play jazz flute?’ ‘Yes, he should.’ ” Who knows how many T-shirts “Anchorman 2” might spawn or how big a crowd of devotees it might win over. But Ferrell says no one expected the original to inspire the following that it did. “With the first one, the ownership has been flattering,” he says. “But we shake our heads and just laugh.” KRISTEN PAGE-KIRBY (E XPRESS)

“I’m driving along one day and I call up [director] Adam [McKay] and I say, ‘Should Ron Burgundy play jazz flute?’ ‘Yes, he should.’ ”

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KYLE GUSTAFSON (FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

The pop star was in rather modest form at Monday’s Jingle Ball

Miley Cyrus performed Monday at Hot 99.5’s Jingle Ball 2013 at Verizon Center.

“Wait ’til you see who Miley Cyrus twerks on tonight!” teased Robin Thicke after he delivered a bland rendition of his chart-topping “Blurred Lines,” referring to his infamous duet with Cyrus on this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Cyrus re-created that spectacle, with Thicke nowhere in sight. Backup dancers writhed around in cheeky costumes: sexy reindeer, giant Christmas tree, pervy Santa. This was the PG-13 version of what Cyrus will deliver when she returns to the Verizon Center April 10. That gives her youngest admirers 113 more days of innocence to hold on to. CHRIS RICHARDS (THE WASHINGTON POST )

BEST BETS 9:30 P.M. ‘Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013’ (ABC) The soon-to-retire newswoman chats with some of the people who made headlines and captured hearts in 2013 in the final edition of her annual special. This year’s top 10 includes actress Jennifer Lawrence, Pope Francis, Edward Snowden, Prince George and the cast of “Duck Dynasty.”

NBC

10 P.M. ‘Michael Buble’s Third Annual Christmas Special’ (NBC) The Canadianborn crooner, left, welcomes some of his favorite performers — including Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and Cookie Monster, far left — to join him in performing Christmas classics. (TRIBUNE MEDIA)

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we hurtle toward it, laughing, in this richly imagined book. — MARIE ARANA

ANNE FARRAR (THE WASHINGTON POST)

‘How the Light Gets In’ By Louise Penny (Minotaur) | When the ninth novel in Penny’s series begins, inspector Jean-Guy Beauvoir has transferred into the command of his old sidekick’s archrival. Meanwhile, in a house in Quebec, a woman is found murdered. Another narrative thread involves the possible suicide of a government worker. Penny has written a magnificent mystery that appeals not only to the head, but also to the heart and soul. — MAUREEN

Nonfiction ‘Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin’ By Jill Lepore (Knopf) | This story of the life of Benjamin Franklin’s sister is stitched together from fragments and scraps. There is no record of anything Jane Franklin might have thought or felt in her youth. Yet she emerges here as witty, curious and resilient in the face of unimaginable grief. The author shows that Jane’s importance lies in her ordinariness — her intelligence shaped by her uniquely female experience. — JOANNA SCUTTS ‘Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol’ By Ann Dowsett Johnston (HarperWave) | Johnston, a recovering alcoholic, veers between reporting and memoir as she untangles the messy realities behind women’s rising rate of alcohol abuse. There are moments in “Drink” when the parade of alcoholic women seems endless. So many sad stories. So many ways to ruin a life. For a lot of women brave enough to read it, it may feel a little too familiar. Therein lies the hope. — CONNIE SCHULTZ ‘Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief’ By Lawrence Wright (Knopf) | Wright brings a clear-eyed, investigative fearlessness to Scientology — its history, its theology, its hierarchy. The result is a rollicking, if creepy, ride. He builds a portrait of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and asks the important questions: What is it that makes the religion alluring? What do its adherents get out of it? How can seemingly rational people subscribe to beliefs that others find incomprehensible? — LISA MILLER ‘The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945’ By Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt) | In this, the third volume of his Liberation Trilogy, Atkinson reconstructs the period from D-Day to V-E Day by weaving a multitude of tiny details into a tapestry of sublime prose. He conveys the immensity of the war, the absurdity, the heroism and iniquity, the pomposity of generals and politicians. His capacity for whimsy provides welcome respite from the oppressive horror. — GERARD DeGROOT ‘Thank You For Your Service’ By David Finkel (Sarah Crichton/Farrar Straus Giroux) | In this sequel to “The Good Soldiers,” his 2009 account of an American infantry battalion in Iraq, Finkel attends to the “after war” and those who return bearing the invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. What he finds is anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, spousal abuse, child abuse and suicidal tendencies, but not much in the way of useful therapy. — ANDREW BACEVICH

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At The Washington Post’s Book World, we’re not worried so much about making the perfect choices for a “best books” list (those don’t exist). We just want to make sure our choices provide a rich investment for your time. Here’s to another profitable year of reading. RON CHARLES

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Fiction ‘A Constellation of Vital Phenomena’ By Anthony Marra (Hogarth) | Here is a story that dares to be as tender as it is ghastly. The novel opens in 2004 in a bloodsoaked Chechen village, when the father of an 8-year-old girl is abducted. A doctor is determined to save the girl by spiriting her away to an all-but-abandoned hospital in a nearby town. The experiences of these neighbors come to us in flashbacks. As the elements of this plot begin to align in ways too tragic and moving to anticipate, the past resolves into focus; the future is freighted with anguish but flecked with hope. — RON CHARLES ‘The Good Lord Bird’ By James McBride (Riverhead) | This novel presents Henry Shackleford, who claims to be the only black person to have survived John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. As the story begins, Brown mistakes 11-year-old Henry for a little girl, and “Henrietta” becomes the abolitionist’s inspiration. For the next three years, he takes us from adventure to misadventure: from riding the plains with Brown’s roughnecks to palavering with Harriet Tubman. A terrible climax will come to pass, and

‘The Son’ By Philipp Meyer (Ecco) | With its vast scope — from pre-Civil War cowboys to post-9/11 immigrants — “The Son” is the tale of the United States written in blood, a 200-year cycle of theft and murder that shreds any golden myths of civilized development. The story rotates through three voices born about 50 years apart: Col. Eli McCullough describes his life in captivity with the Comanche Indians who murdered his family; Eli’s son mourns the brutal conflict with his Mexican neighbors; and Eli’s great-granddaughter considers her life as one of the world’s wealthiest women. — R.C. ‘The Woman Upstairs’ By Claire Messud (Knopf) | Nora, the 42-yearold narrator, is single, childless and sick of being invisible. But what has really stirred her wrath just as she was realizing that “if you’re a childless woman, you will quite possibly remain that way”? It starts with her new friendship with an Italian artist who reawakens her artistic ambitions. Even as this psychological drama races toward a dark climax, Nora seduces us with her piercing assessment of the way young women are acculturated and the way older women are trapped. — R.C .

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— COMMENTER MTS1 AT WASHINGTONPOST .COM puns off the blog post “How tight

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posts you publish but also the posts you write and then decide not to publish. Facebook officials say they collect this data to find out why people decide to “self-censor,” so the company can tweak its system to minimize the practice.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You’ll want to get a head start on a few tasks that are sure to take you a while to complete. Seek advice on a personal issue. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It will do you little good (if any) to adopt a “copycat” approach to a developing situation. You must do things your own way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Stopgap measures may not be enough today; you’ll want to dedicate a little more thought and action to the problem you are facing. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) What you think is pure chance is actually a situation that you can control if you go at it from the proper starting point.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) You are looking for answers when the questions are more important at this time. Don’t be too quick to size things up. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) A promise is broken, but another is kept. They say that it all comes out in the wash, but today some things may not feel right. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) What you claim to know will be put to the test before the day is out. Success depends on your ability to step forward and put it on the line. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You will have to adjust your approach when you realize that certain things you were counting on may not pan out as you expected.

Tuesday’s Solution

FOUR RACK TOTAL Make a 2-7-letter word from the letters in each row. Add points of each word using scoring directions at right. Seven-letter words get a 50-point bonus. Blank tiles used as any letter have no point value. Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro in the U.S. and Canada.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You’re not one to let go of things easily, especially if they are habits that bring you a certain level of comfort. You must try, however. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) What looks like a necessity early on may actually be just one option. You can make changes as you explore your situation fully.

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Today: Breezy today with times of sun and clouds. Clear and cold tonight.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You’re going to want to approach the day’s responsibilities in a most organized fashion. You can’t wing it today. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You are going to have to get used to doing things in a more modern, up-to-date way. Your usual approach is probably obsolete by now.

Need more Sudoku? Find another puzzle in the Comics section of The Post every Sunday and in the Style section Monday through Saturday.

50 38 Tomorrow: Milder tomorrow with clouds and sun. Partly cloudy tomorrow night.

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55 47 63 54 68 46 Sun and Moon Sunrise today: 7:21 a.m. Sunset today: 4:48 p.m. Moonrise today: 6:17 p.m. Moonset today: 8:01 a.m.

Almanac Normal high: 46 Record high: 64 Normal low: 32 Record low: 10

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VOWEL PLAY

ACROSS 1 Franklin stove fuel 5 Some bank deposits 10 Those other guys 14 Black-and-white whale 15 Gestation stations 16 Take, as testimony 17 One way to create awe 20 Impermanent 21 English 101 verb 22 Birthday number 23 Fond du ___, Wisc. 24 Traffic troubles 27 Summoned, as a servant 29 Cast member 32 Cultural underwriting org. 33 “Home of the brave” 36 Lighter-than-air craft 38 Show displeasure, in a way 41 Jamaican liqueur 42 Frequently, poetically 43 Ten-millionth of a joule 44 Advertises 46 Con artist’s work 50 Fatalities 52 Tokyo, once 55 ___-Wan Kenobi 56 “Incredible Hulk” actor Ferrigno 57 Tall, biblically named plant 60 Frequently visited places 63 Of the highest quality, informally 64 Pigs’ hangouts 65 Become acquainted 66 Hounds 67 High I.Q. group 68 “Head ‘em off at the ___!”

DOWN 1 Actor who shares the lead 2 Nicaraguan statesman 3 Insight 4 Desk accessory 5 “Kama ___” (Hindu love manual)

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6 “Odyssey” setting 7 Eye lewdly 8 Cager’s long shot 9 Half a dozen 10 “Don’t even go ___!” 11 Legal adverb 12 “Have some” 13 Wife (with “the”) 18 D.C. dignitary 19 Separate into groups of two 24 Common sculpture 25 Moss source 26 Obeyed “Down in front!” 28 Island discovered by Magellan 30 Ear area 31 Golf-hole start

34 Freeway mishap 35 ___-ski 37 Lushes 38 Arthur, to Galahad 39 Follow behind 40 Squeak-stopping application 41 Bill’s partner in film adventures 45 Worsted wools 47 Window of an eye 48 Residences 49 Central points 51 Heavy literature 53 Backs, anatomically 54 “Double Fantasy” artist Yoko 57 Put in the pot 58 Opposed to, to Li’l Abner

59 Kind of pump 60 Type of ending or sack 61 Not-shabby link 62 Skeptic or cynic follower

Tuesday’s Solution

TODAY IN HISTORY

1865

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, is declared in effect by Secretary of State William H. Seward.

1940

Adolf Hitler orders secret preparations for Nazi Germany to invade the Soviet Union. (Operation Barbarossa is launched in June 1941.)

2011

The last convoy of heavily armored U.S. troops leaves Iraq, crossing into Kuwait in darkness.

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people lookout THAT GAL HAD GAME

Hospital Home-Wrecker On Monday, actor Colin Farrell told Ellen DeGeneres about his close relationship with the late Elizabeth Taylor, Us Weekly reports. The two met at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2009. Farrell, then 33, was there for the birth of his son with model Alicja BachledaCurus. Taylor, then 77, was getting a stent put in her heart. “I wanted to be [husband] number eight, but we ran out of road,” Farrell said. (EXPRESS)

Mixology

The Secret to Snooki’s Eggnog

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Soon after giving birth, Nicole Polizzi returned to her hard-partying ways, according to her new book, reports the Daily Mail. After one particular night out, “My milk was so full of alcohol, I could have used it to start a bonfire in the yard,” she wrote. (E XPRESS)

SENTENCING ROMANCE

A FaceTime Proposal Would Have Been Way Classier Singer and “X Factor” judge Kelly Rowland announced her engagement to manager-turned-boyfriend Tim Witherspoon on an episode of “The Queen Latifah Show” that airs today, according to E! News. Witherspoon popped the question via Skype when Rowland was in Bulgaria. “I was like, ‘We’re so far away from each other,’ ” Rowland said. “There’s nothing like getting engaged in Bulgaria,” Latifah said, in a Slavic accent. (EXPRESS)

Punitive Summer Camp

A judge on Monday revoked Chris Brown’s probation after his recent arrest in Washington, D.C. The singer will not go to jail but will continue participating in a residential treatment program. The program involves community service and 12 hours in a ropes course “to enhance team-building skills and trust,” according to court documents obtained by TMZ. An official at Brown’s program wrote that Brown is no longer taking medical marijuana and is now able to better “emotionally regulate himself.” (AP/E XPRESS)

“[Nursing] is addictive. It’s hard when the day comes when you have to stop.” — PENELOPE CRUZ TOLD ALLURE MAGAZINE THAT SHE PLANS ON NURSING HER BABY GIRL LUNA, BORN IN JULY, FOR 13 MONTHS.

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More cuts from Congress will leave our hospitals

out in the cold. America’s hospitals are already reeling from billions of dollars in slashed funding. Now Congress is considering deeper cuts. With Americans living longer than ever and a third of all doctors expected to retire in the next decade, the timing couldn’t be worse. Don’t leave our hospitals out in the cold. Tell Congress: Enough is enough. No more hospital cuts.

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