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Bernie Sends His Regrets Even in death, boxer Christopher Rivera Amaro almost looked ready to rumble, leaning against the corner of a simulated ring. Mourners who came to his wake in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Friday found him posed afoot, a yellow hood on his head, sunglasses over his eyes and blue boxing gloves on his hands. The Marin Funeral Home has staged similar wakes for others. One featured a deceased man riding his motorcycle. (AP) STRATEGY

“You have to get the fish out there a couple hundred feet, into that comfort zone for the eagle.” — KEN KESTER, AN IOWA MAN WHO BUILT A SLINGSHOT THAT HURLS FISH UP TO 200 FEET IN THE AIR. THE FISH LAUNCHER’S PURPOSE IS TO LURE EAGLES CLOSER TO THE GROUND SO PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN CAPTURE BETTER IMAGES. (AP)

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Things 1 and 2 Still at Large When a Clovis, N.M., library’s alarm system was triggered last week the initial suspicion was that a homeless person stayed past closing time. But a search by police was fruitless. That’s because the intruder was a cat, spotted by a custodian a few nights later. So the librarians put salmon in a cage and left. When they returned a half-hour later, the cat was in the cage. (AP)

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U.S. Abortion Rate Lowest Since ’73 Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen, 67, will be sworn in today to succeed Ben Bernanke, becoming the first woman to lead the Fed in its 100-year history.

Hearing on W.Va. Spill A U.S. Senate subcommittee in Washington will hear testimony Tuesday on the West Virginia chemical spill that left 300,000 people without clean water for days.

Jay Leno’s Last Laugh After a 22-year run, Jay Leno on Thursday will say farewell to NBC’s “Tonight Show” (again). His final guest was also his first — Billy Crystal. Jimmy Fallon takes over as host Feb. 17.

The abortion rate in the United States dropped to its lowest point since the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in all 50 states, according to a study suggesting that new, long-acting contraceptive methods are having a significant impact in reducing unwanted pregnancies. There were fewer than 17 abortions for every 1,000 women in 2011, the latest year for which figures were available, according to a paper set to be published today from the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion-rights think tank. That is down 13 percent from 2008 and a little higher than the rate in 1973, when the Supreme Court handed down its landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The study did not examine the reasons for the drop. But while the authors did make some suggestions, they did not credit the recent wave of state laws restricting access to abortion, because most of those took effect in 2011 or later. Those restrictions will

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Possible Reasons The Guttmacher Institute study did not examine the reasons for the drop, but there are possible explanations:

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Some anti-abortion groups say the decline is evidence that the movement’s lobbying and legislative efforts — including the March for Life, above — are having an impact.

surely have an impact on the numbers going forward, said Rachel K. Jones, a senior researcher at Guttmacher. “If the abortion rate continues to drop, we can’t assume it’s all due to positive factors” such as better adherence to contraceptives, she said, calling the laws passed in 22 states “onerous.” State legislatures are preparing to push through another raft of restrictive laws, after a record-setting period that saw the enactment of dozens of new regulations that critics say will

impede women’s access to abortion. The new laws include requirements that women undergo ultrasounds before obtaining abortions, as well as licensing and inspection requirements for abortion providers. Nine states banned the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy, part of an effort to force the Supreme Court to revisit the legality of abortion. The political clashes, now and over the years, have overshadowed a trend cheered, albeit cautiously,

The authors suggested that one factor was greater reliance on new kinds of birth control, including intra-uterine devices, which can last for years. The economy could also factor in, because people tend to adhere more strictly to their birth control during tough economic times, the authors said. Some anti-abortion groups reject the study’s conclusion that the decrease is not related to state regulations that restrict access, because while the surge in new laws came in 2011, some came earlier. They also say the graphic conversation in the 1990s around the “late-term” abortion contributed to a greater awareness of, and horror over, how abortions are performed. (T WP)

by both sides of the issue: The number of abortions has been decreasing. “We are extremely happy that the abortion numbers are going down and continue to be declining over the years,” said Carol Tobias of National Right to Life. SANDHYA SOMASHEKHAR (THE WASHINGTON POST )

The number of school shootings nationwide this academic year despite increased security put in place after the rampage at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. The 11 cases in the Associated Press analysis are in addition to other cases of gun violence, in school parking lots and elsewhere on campus, when classes were not in session. (AP)

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Seriously, Groundhog? East Coast sighs as Phil predicts a drawn-out winter On a raw and damp Sunday morning, groundhog Phil saw his shadow in Punxsutawney, which means winter will extend well into March according to folklore. Had Phil not seen his shadow, it would have meant spring is around the corner. (On cue, the Washington region may see a chance of snow today.) Many other cities hosted their own Groundhog Day, including D.C., where the stuffed Potomac Phil predicted six more weeks of winter and six more months of political gridlock. In New York, Staten Island Chuck also saw his shadow (after leaping from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s arms). (THE WASHINGTON POST/AP)

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A 34-year-old man is accused of using a tow truck to take cars that were abandoned in Atlanta during the winter storm and traffic jam. Police said Louis Mitchell Jr. was arrested Thursday and charged with auto theft, forgery and other offenses. (AP)

President Barack Obama defended himself against GOP criticism in an interview during Fox’s Super Bowl pregame show Sunday. Obama traded barbs with Bill O’Reilly in a live interview that covered his health-care law rollout, the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attacks and revelations that the IRS targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny. “I try to focus not on the fumbles but on the next plan,” Obama said. (AP)

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Immigration Legislation Unlikely in ’14, Ryan Says Days after House Republicans unveiled a road map for an overhaul of the nation’s broken immigration system, one of its backers said legislation is unlikely to pass during this election year. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Sunday that distrust of President Barack Obama runs so deep in the Republican caucus that he’s skeptical the GOP-led House would pass any immigration measure. (AP)

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Joan Mondale in Hospice The wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale has entered hospice care. A statement released Sunday on behalf of the Mondale family said that Joan Mondale, 83, entered hospice care Friday. The family is asking for privacy at this time, as Joan Mondale’s “life on this earth moves peacefully to its close.” (AP)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made inaccurate statements during a news conference about the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge, according to a letter released Friday by a lawyer for a former aide who ordered the closures. (AP)

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United Cuts 470 Jobs, Drops Cleveland as Hub United Airlines said Saturday it will drop its money-losing hub in Cleveland, slashing its daily flights and eliminating 470 jobs. The company’s CEO Jeff Smisek announced in a letter to employees that the airline will no longer use Cleveland to connect fliers coming from other airports around the country. (AP)

A resident of Indonesia’s Sumatra island watches as a volcano that has been rumbling for months unleashes a major eruption Saturday, killing 16 people just a day after authorities allowed thousands of villagers who had been evacuated to return to its slopes, officials said.

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Dylan Farrow Renews Allen Sex-Abuse Claims

Diver Dies While Working On Shipwreck in Italy

Dylan Farrow renewed molestation allegations against Woody Allen, left, claiming the movie director sexually assaulted her when she was 7 after he and actress Mia Farrow adopted her. In an open letter to The New York Times posted online Saturday, Dylan Farrow recalled several events from her childhood. In a letter to op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof, she said she was moved to speak out because of Hollywood’s continued embrace of Allen. (AP)

A diver died Saturday while working on the Costa Concordia, which shipwrecked in January 2012, apparently gashing his leg on an underwater metal sheet while preparing the wreck for removal, officials said. (AP)

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Let the Sochi Games Begin! But First … Sochi, Russia President Vladimir Putin is counting off the final days until the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics on Friday, and that’s probably time enough to get the Internet working in the hotels. SOCHI But getting grass to grow? Perhaps not. There’s so much goopy earth everywhere, it could be time to call out the Olympic mud wrestlers. Finding homes for the packs of hungry stray dogs? That would get at the spirit of the games. Putin’s people are sure to think

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Meanwhile ... Former U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes the 2014 Sochi Olympics should be safe, despite threats of terrorism in Russia. “Well there’s no such thing as 100 percent security anywhere in the world,” Romney said Saturday. “At the Sochi fields of play there will be very adequate security.” Romney, chief executive of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, said security for the 2014 games is far more intense. (AP)

LUCA BRUNO (AP)

There’s still much to do in Russia with less than a week to go

Four days before the Opening Ceremonies, work is still being done to get Sochi ready.

it rude, this nattering on about such trifles. After all, Russia has spent more than $51 billion on these Games, investing in infrastructure, building 25,000 new hotel rooms, conjuring up roads and trains to get from the indoor events on the Black Sea coast up

to the mountains 35 miles away. Check into one of the media hotels, and thank goodness the fire hoses are in place. Open the white cabinet in the bathroom, and Vot! (that’s Russian for “Voila!”) a miniature hose lies curled inside,

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Ukraine President to Return from Leave Today

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Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych will return today from a short sick leave, his office announced Sunday. The leave had Yanukovych sparked a guessing game that he was taking himself out of action in preparation to step down or for a crackdown on widespread anti-government protests. (AP) JERUSALEM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dismissed warnings by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel could be targeted by a growing boycott campaign if peace talks with the Palestinians fail. Netanyahu said any boycott attempts are immoral and unjust. (AP)

HUGE WAVES approach a lighthouse on Sunday near a fishing village on

Portugal’s coast. Some ports were closed Sunday as weather services predicted waves of close to 20 feet to hit the coastline.

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KIEV, UKRAINE

Netanyahu Brushes Off Kerry’s Boycott Threats

ready to extinguish the threat of a bathroom blaze. The single room has two lamps — which don’t have light bulbs, but that’s OK because they aren’t near any unused outlets. An overhead chandelier has five shades,

three of them with bulbs. There’s no phone. The television doesn’t work. A brainstorm interrupts an unsuccessful effort to plod through the manual — in Russian. There’s no battery in the remote! Debris-filled dumpsters still sit near some of the hotels. Men carry boxes in and out of the buildings late at night. In the morning, other men with brushes and cans of white paint stand in the rain, dabbing at the sides of hotels. Putin and his deputies here have repeatedly promised that every detail will have fallen into perfect place. No doubt that includes hopes of rooms finished in time to house every spectator who has already paid for one, lamps at every bedside table and bulbs for those already in place. As every Russian is fond of saying, hope dies last. K ATHY L ALLY

Thailand held nationwide elections without bloodshed Sunday despite widespread fears of violence. But the country’s bitter political crisis is far from over, and one of the next flash points is likely to be an effort to nullify the vote. Although balloting was largely peaceful, protesters forced thousands of polling booths to close in Bangkok and the south, disenfranchising millions of registered voters. Not all Parliament seats will be filled as a result, meaning the nation could stay mired in political limbo for months with the winning party unable to form a new government. Infuriated voters cut the chains

off polling stations that had been locked, futilely demanding that they be allowed to cast ballots. “We want an election. We are Thais,” said Narong Meephol, a 63-year-old Bangkok resident who was waving his voter identification card. “We are here to exercise our rights.” The struggle to hold the vote was part of a 3-month-old conflict that has split the country between supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and protesters who allege her government is too corrupt to rule. Off icial results cannot be announced until a series of byelections are held and all districts have voted. The first will take place Feb. 23. TODD PITMAN (AP)

The number of detainees that escaped from a prison in Tripoli, Libya, because of a security failure, a Libyan security official said Sunday. Judicial Police Lt. Col. Ahmed Abu Kara said the escapees broke the building’s protective windows while guards were giving the inmates breakfast. He said the prison was short five guards at the time of the Saturday breakout. (AP)


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Final thoughts Berman said it was nice not to stand outside on a freezing Metro platform. On the other hand, he spent 45 minutes of his trip barely moving and is worried that everything since has been a pleasant daydream and he’s actually still waiting to get onto the 14th Street bridge. Thomson noted that results can vary. He might have caught an earlier train and gained some time. On the other hand, Metrorail was having a pretty good morning compared with other days during the cold snap. ROBERT THOMSON AND

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O’Malley Is Prepping for a 2016 Run Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is moving ahead with preparations for a possible presidential bid and said in an interview that if he’s going to lay the groundwork for a national campaign, he can’t wait for Hillary Rodham Clinton to decide whether she is running. In some of his most extensive comments to date on his aspirations, O’Malley said he has been meeting with foreign- and domestic-policy experts privately to flesh out his thinking about “a better way forward for our country.” And he said that he would make a good president “for these times especially.”

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley acknowledged in an interview that two episodes that emerged last year — the Baltimore jail scandal and the state’s botched rollout of its online health-insurance exchange — run counter to his reputation as an effective manager. But O’Malley said those events should not be considered “in isolation” and “the reputation of any administration is the sum of its work.” (T WP)

“I have a great deal of respect for Hillary Clinton,” O’Malley said. “But for my own part, I have a responsibility to prepare and to address the things that I feel a responsibility to address. … To squander this important period of preparation because of horse-race concerns and handicapping concerns is just not a very productive use of energy.” At the moment, the governor is

Could a New Scholarship In D.C. Imperil an Old One? Washington Ahead of a vote this week to give D.C. residents one of the nation’s few publicly financed college scholarship programs, the city’s delegate to Congress is sounding alarms. Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton says the plan proposed by Council member David Catania could upend a federal scholarship program that’s unique to D.C. and has become key to how thousands of families budget for college. The fate of the federal program, known as the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program, or TAG, has been the only question looming over Catania’s D.C. Promise proposal, which sailed through early

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career has moved swiftly — from Baltimore council member, to mayor, to Maryland governor — but now it’s uncertain what his next job will be. If it could be the presidency, he said, there’s no time to waste. O’Malley would not say how soon he might make up his mind about whether to launch a White House bid. But he said there is “not an infinite window unless you start with 100 percent name recognition.” O’Malley would face a steep climb. He has barely registered in early presidential polling, and even in Maryland, Democratic voters preferred Clinton by a 7-to-1 ratio in a Washington Post survey last year. In a Post poll published in the past week, Clinton was the first choice for president for 73 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents nationally. JOHN WAGNER (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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test votes and appears headed for initial council approval on Tuesday. The new citywide program would provide low-income high school graduates with up to $60,000 each for college. Holmes-Norton, however, said D.C. Promise could lead Congress to conclude D.C. students are no longer in need of the federal help of TAG, which is designed in part to help students of almost any income bracket offset the higher out-of-state college costs they face when applying to schools around the country. “We’re trying to be very careful in how we thread this needle,” Catania said, insisting that D.C. Promise should not affect TAG. EMMA BROWN

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The amount of money D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has raised since he announced his bid for re-election in December, according to a campaign finance report filed Friday. The surge has Gray’s tally closing fast on the war chests amassed over a period of many more months by his challengers. For example, Council member Jack Evans, who became the first candidate to raise $1 million, added $198,000 to his tally in December. (THE WASHINGTON POST )

After a five-day trial, a Fairfax County jury essentially declared a draw when it returned a verdict Friday that caught both sides of a defamation lawsuit off guard: they had defamed each other, but neither would get a cent in damages. Contractor Christopher Dietz filed a $750,000 lawsuit against Jane Perez in 2012, saying that her Yelp reviews cost him $300,000 worth of business and humiliated him. Perez, meanwhile, accused Dietz of shoddy work and alleged that he stole jewelry. (THE WASHINGTON POST ) WASHINGTON

D.C. Fire Lieutenant Retires Amid Probe Lt. Kellene Davis, who commanded a D.C. fire station where a man collapsed across the street and didn’t receive care, submitted her retirement papers, a city spokesman said Friday. Davis and another firefighter had been placed on administrative leave as city officials investigate the station’s response to the death of Medric Mills. (AP)


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Region Peppered With Salt A long cold stretch has people, cars and pets besieged by all that sodium

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Last week’s snow is almost gone. The salt isn’t. Salt is everywhere, lingering far longer than our gratitude for its service. It coats our cars in gray talcum. It covers our sidewalks in long saline swirls. It appears as ghostly footprints across our floors. We are living in a margarita glass. “When I lick my lips, I taste salt,” said Lisa O’Donoghue-Lindy, 42, of Chevy Chase, Md. “If I rub my eyes with my gloves, it stings.” The winter of the polar vortex has deposited more salt on the roads than we’ve experienced for a while, and it is hanging around longer than usual. Highway officials blame the frequency and type of storm for the heavy coatings. Maryland, for example, has deployed salt crews 23 times in the past 10 weeks, flinging more sodium (and sometimes magnesium) chloride every third day on average. And with the intense cold, the storms haven’t brought the slushy snow or the following rains that usually carry the chemicals away. “You’re seeing so much of it because we’ve gone so long without anything wet enough to get this stuff off the road,” said Maryland State Highway Administration spokesman Dave Buck. And so we pine — and brine — for wetter weather to rescue us from Planet Sodium. Until then, speed bumps will be camouflaged, crosswalks invisible and dark clothing imperiled. But dry cleaners, rug cleaners and carwashes will thrive. “It’s been ungodly,” Randy Evans, manager of the Seabrook Touchless Car Wash in Lanham, Md., said of demand. Business has tripled, and he has doubled his staff of car wipers to 40. Customers are less worried about rust than they are worried about their clothes,

Car wash employees try to keep up with demand at Seabrook Touchless Car Wash in Lanham, Md.

he said. “Paint finishes and undercarriage coatings have really gotten a lot better in the last few years.” “One brush against these cars, and you’re covered in white dust,” Evans said. “The lines have been incredible.” On Friday, the backup at a Georgia Avenue carwash blocked the street and made the morning traffic reports. John Cashman saw tempers flare at the Flagship Car Wash in Van Ness. At one point, he noticed an elderly woman get out of her car to confront another driver. “She was pointing right at his windshield,” Cashman said. “It was full-on road rage in the line for a carwash.” Dog walkers are stressed, too. Many

“No doubt in my mind the person who put all that salt on the roads owns a car wash.” — @P TISFLY TOOK TO TWITTER TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE EXCEEDINGLY LONG LINES AT CAR WASHES. MANY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE WEEKEND’S COMPARATIVELY BALMY TEMPERATURES TO DE-SALT THEIR VEHICLES.

280K The amount, in tons, of salt that Maryland road crews have spread on state highways since the season’s first flakes fell, back in November. Virginia has put down 112,000 tons and the District 24,000 tons. That doesn’t include dozens of local jurisdictions and hundreds of thousands of homeowners salting side roads, sidewalks and driveways. (T WP)

Forecast: Back to The Salt Mines? Accumulating snow (perhaps mixed with sleet) was possible for late Sunday night into this afternoon, especially north and west of D.C. However, it is not a sure bet for everyone, especially those from the District as well as points south and east, The Post’s Capital Weather Gang said. (T WP)

find themselves nursing reluctant pets through the salt, sometimes carrying them over the worst of it. Jim McDonald, a Woodbridge, Va., veterinarian, has been fielding calls from owners worried about saltencrusted pets and has treated a few cases of severe electrolyte imbalance in paw-licking dogs. He suggests cleaning their paws with baby wipes when the limping starts. Don’t let them lick. Highway officials say they have been increasingly mindful of how they use salt. Modern plows throw less salt when the driver slows down. Temperature sensors embedded in the pavement show exactly how much treatment is needed. Pre-treating roads with brine before the freeze prevents ice from bonding. Even just wetting the salt keeps it from bouncing wastefully off the asphalt. “We definitely use less salt per lane mile than we did even 10 years ago,” Buck said. For now, the forecast doesn’t offer much hope of a rinse-off, although we may see another dusting of snow today. And that will mean … More salt. STE VE HENDRIX (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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People have also been wondering about the salt’s environmental effects. “Where does all this go?” asked D.C. resident Erika Young. “We see the signs on all the drains that they lead to the Chesapeake Bay.” The salt’s effect on the alreadysalty bay is minimal because it can absorb fluctuations in chloride levels, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. But studies of freshwater streams have shown consistently elevated levels of chlorides, which can be toxic to aquatic life, said Beth McGee, the foundation’s senior scientist. She hasn’t seen evidence of direct harm to plants or animals but worries about potential longterm effects.

A Dash of Pro-Salt Perspective Lori Roman, president of the Alexandriabased Salt Institute, a trade group, wants to remind everyone that all this sodium has saved the region from catastrophe. She cites a Marquette University study that credits road salting with reducing winter storm crashes by 88 percent and injuries by 85 percent. “The need to wash your car after a storm is a minor trade-off for the benefit of still having a car to wash,” she said. (T WP)


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Kevin Durant shot just 8-for-21 in a loss to the Wizards on Saturday.

Durant Not Mulling His Future Yet NBA Because he was back home for business, Kevin Durant actually enjoyed having the Oklahoma City Thunder in Washington for less than 24 hours. A short visit means fewer distractions and limited commitments. Durant said he needed about 100 tickets to accommodate his loved ones. “I’m very fortunate and blessed to come back here and play. Every part of D.C. is embedded into my heart,” Durant said before losing to the Wizards at Verizon Center on Saturday. His success and constant representation of his home town has led local fans to fantasize about Durant wearing a Wizards jersey. “I just told you I had to buy 100 tickets. I spent a lot of money on tickets. Imagine if I played here,” Durant said with a laugh. “I haven’t given it any thought, playing up here. I love Oklahoma City. I love coming here and visiting.”

Virginia figure skater scraps long program before trip to Sochi

“You imagine your Olympic season, and everything works out perfectly. Dream comes true, you know. It has not been easy.”

Olympics In the final weeks before the Sochi Olympics, while the world’s top figure skaters were polishing their routines, Ashley Wagner was at a southern California ice rink, starting over. Four years devoted to making the Olympic team after narrowly missing in 2010 resulted in emotionally fraught success: SOCHI Wagner fell twice at last month’s U.S. championships and f i n ished fou r t h, OPENING CEREMONY making her selecFriday tion a controversy 7:30 p.m. on NBC rather than a coronation. So Wagner took a hard look at herself and made a radical change. She scrapped her long program — the heart of her Sochi playbook, in effect — and started patching together an alternative. “It’s insane. Absolutely insane,” Wagner said, conceding that champion figure skaters simply don’t overhaul their programs so close to a major event. But in a sport of theatrical costumes and makeup, in which rigor masquerades as effortlessness, Wagner is as grounded in reality as they come. And she knew as

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Wagner’s Routine Change-Up

Ashley Wagner finished fourth at nationals, but she still made the U.S. team.

well as the judges that her performance to Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” lacked conviction. So she convinced her coach, choreographer and costume designer to update “Samson and Delilah,” a medal-clinching program she used in 2012-13 that showcased the power of the Biblical temptress and a fully realized woman to be feared. “Off the ice, I can be soft and I

can be elegant and sweet. But on the ice, that’s not the kind of competitor I am,” said Wagner, 22. “I relate so much better and compete so much better as a stronger character who is a little bit, almost, evil.” It’s a major gamble, rewriting the competitive script on the eve of the Olympics. Elite athletes draw their confidence from repetition. But Wagner, daughter of an

Army officer, who moved seven times before her family settled in northern Virginia when she was 10, is entirely at ease amid flux, accustomed to adapting on the fly. And as a competitor, she’s a fighter to the core — at her best when battling from behind. “I am in this to be something,” Wagner said the day of her controversial selection to the 2014 U.S. Olympic team. “I’m in this to make a name for myself. I’m in this to be remembered. And I’m so prepared to do whatever I can to get onto that medal podium.” As music from Camille SaintSaens’ “Samson and Delilah” filled the East West Ice Palace in Artesia, Calif., last month, Wagner’s coach, Rafael Arutyunyan, skated backward alongside her, barking commands, eyes fixed on the blades of her skating boots. Wagner repeated each element until Arutyunyan was satisfied. “The claws are out,” Wagner declared upon launching into an interview after practice. “I’m ready to go!” LIZ CLARKE (THE WASHINGTON POST)

U.S. Women’s Figure Skating Medals Since 1968 The 2010 Olympics were the first in 46 years in which the United States did not medal in women’s singles.

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Bottom half of East gets tighter as Caps top Red Wings in OT For the second time in three days, Alex Ovechkin scored his NHLleading 39th goal late against the Detroit Red Wings. This one won’t be taken away. Ovechkin’s one-timer from the left circle on a power play 2:37 into overtime gave the Capitals a 6-5 win Sunday over the Red Wings, earning a split of a home-and-home set and tightening things even more in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference. Ovechkin was originally credited with the goal that tied the score with 7 seconds left in regulation on Friday in Detroit — a game the Red Wings eventually won in a shootout. The NHL has since reviewed the play and decid-

ALEX BRANDON (AP)

Capitals

Alex Ovechkin, center, celebrates his overtime goal with his teammates Sunday.

ed it instead belongs to Joel Ward on a deflection. Ward kept it up Sunday, getting two goals and an assist as he again benefited from the extra attention paid to Ovechkin, particularly on

the power play. In overtime, however, the power play is 4-on-3, and that left plenty of space for the Russian Olympian to drive home the game-winner after Brendan Smith was sent

off for tripping. “I was pretty much open,” Ovechkin said. “Sometimes it’s kind of boring when they put one guy close to you and you’re basically out of the game, but Wardo and everybody do a great job.” Jason Chimera, John Carlson and Troy Brouwer also scored for the Capitals, who got a touchdown’s worth of goals in their fifth consecutive Super Bowl Sunday home matinee. Michal Neuvirth made 25 saves. The Capitals and Red Wings are tied at 59 points in the standings, in the middle of a six-team pack in which two points separate eighth place from 13th place in the East. Washington had lost seven of nine and three in a row at home. “It’ll go right down to the end,” Washington coach Adam Oates said. “That’s why you’ve got to get as healthy as you can. Every point matters. Hopefully your wave will come, and it’ll come at the right time.” JOSEPH WHITE (AP)

Redick’s 3-Point Record Broken

“If it was my boy or my daughter, I wouldn’t like to see them run into people.” — H A LL OF FA ME

Q B JOE N A M AT H , WHO UNDERSTANDS WHY MORE PARENTS THESE DAYS ARE RELUCTANT TO LET THEIR CHILDREN PLAY FOOTBALL. BUT HE DID SAY YOU STILL HAVE TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO PLAY IF THEY REALLY WANT IT. NAMATH HAS TWO DAUGHTERS.

College Basketball Oakland’s Travis Bader set the NCAA Division I record for the most career 3-pointers on Sunday against UW-Milwaukee, surpassing the previous mark of 457 set by Duke’s J.J. Redick. Bader, who entered the game two behind Redick, missed his first 3-point attempt but made his next four. He broke the record with a shot from the right corner with 6:17 left in the first half. “I was in rhythm, caught it and shot it in the corner. It went in,”

ALEX GALLARDO (AP)

Hearsay

Oakland’s Travis Bader broke the Division I record for career 3-pointers.

Bader said. “I practice those shots all the time. It’s just constant repetition and confidence that I’m going to make every shot.”

Bader, a senior guard, scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half, making 5 of 7 3-pointers. He was 1-for-4 beyond the arc in the second half, pushing his career total to 461. “You’ve got a guy sitting in the room that’s the greatest of all-time at something,” said Oakland coach Greg Kampe. “And we’re not talking about flipping a tiddlywink or something like that. This game’s been played for a long, long time and he’s the best ever. And, he’s still got seven, eight games left.” Oak land lost t he Horizon League game 86-64. (AP)

Women’s Basketball: Maryland 89, Syracuse 64 Freshman guard Lexie Brown scored a season-high 31 points, going 7 of 8 from beyond the arc, and No. 8 Maryland beat Syracuse 89-64 on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak. The Terps (17-4, 5-3 ACC) were coming off two setbacks in a four-day span, an 87-83 home loss to No. 2 Notre Dame on Monday night and a 72-63 defeat at No. 18 North Carolina State on Thursday night. Alyssa Thomas, left, had a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. She tied Kristi Toliver for No. 3 alltime at Maryland with 2,078 points and Tianna Hawkins for third with 1,075 rebounds. (AP)

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Ovechkin Earns Credit This Time

Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon, right, had 16 points in Sunday’s win over Pitt.

Brogdon’s Late 3 Lifts Cavs to Win College Basketball Malcolm Brogdon made a lastsecond 3-pointer to give Virginia a 48-45 victory against No. 18 Pittsburgh on Sunday. Brogdon finished with 16 points for Virginia (17-5, 8-1), which maintained sole possession of second place in the ACC. The Cavaliers have won five consecutive games since losing at Duke on Jan. 13. Pitt (18-4, 6-3) lost consecutive games for the first time this season and fell into a third-place tie with Duke in the conference standings. The Panthers have lost three of their past five after opening with 16 wins in their first 17 games. Neither team held more than a four-point lead at any time throughout the game in a matchup of two of the ACC’s top defensive teams. (AP)

TV Lineup WIZARDS (7 P.M., CSN) For a seventh time this season, the Wizards (2323) are at .500, but they have failed to get over the hump in their previous six attempts. A win at home over the Portland Trail Blazers (34-13) would give the Wizards a winning record for the first time since October 2009.


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River Hill Apartments

202-562-5060

2942 2nd St., SE, Wash, DC 20032

Professionally Managed By CIH Properties, Inc.

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APARTMENTS

STARTING AT

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T REN INGS

Close To 295, 495, & RT 50 2 Bedrooms From $950 3 Bedrooms From $1199

1 BDR $860 2 BDR $1,000 3 BDR $1,100

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Apartments

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

www.wcsmith.com

3839 64th Ave Hyattsville MD 20785

Catholic University

VMT EDUCATION CENTER FINANCING AVAILABLE NOW OFFERING:

GREENWOOD MANOR

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SE

• 1/2 Off 1st Month & FREE Tablet! • Minimum Income $27,000/Yr • Credit/Background Check Performed

3533 Ames St. NE Washington, DC 20019

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

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Jetu Apartments

NE- 2BR. Nr Metro.Excelcond.Sec 8 OK. We speak Spanish. $1,100+electric.202-388-0137 NE- Huntwood Crt. Under new management. 1BR $760+. 2BR $960+. 5000 Hunt St NE. Bring ad, No application Fee! 202-399-1665 NMI Prop Mgmt.

for each adult 18yrs and older. Please call for more details.

202.397.2300

NE

NE - 1 & 2 BR, A/C, w/w, students welcome, nr Metro. $900-$1450 + util+ dep Rdy Now. 202-396-6995

Application Fee $25.00

Day/Eves & Weekend Classes 6475 New Hampshire Ave., #501 Hyattsville, MD 20783 CALL 301-270-5105

3 PC King pillowtop mattress set $225! Pillowtop Queen Mattress set $125! New in Plastic. Can Deliver. 301-343-8630

FOR HIGH RISE CITY LIVING

1 Bedrooms: $825

888.891.8472

GLOBAL HEALTH COLLEGE

STUFF

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2003 Maryland Avenue #101, Washington DC 20002

866-440-3535

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Carver Terrace

CTO SCHEV

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SERVICE SOLUTIONS

Waived fee’s to Pre-lease 2 and 3 bedrooms *On Approved Credit* *Income Restrictions Apply*

1-800-460-4138

GAS HEAT,

FREE GAS COOKING STARTING AT $1049 & WATER ALL Utilities Included With NO APPLICATION FEE and $ $99.00 Security Deposit. 2 BRS 875 *

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BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Great special’s on our large one bedrooms

DC RENTALS

1BR: $995

• Close to Metro Brookland-Catholic University Station (Red Line) • Laundry Facilities in Building • Cable Ready • A/C

www.wcsmith.com

202.969.2550

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH

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NE

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OPEN

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4660 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW Washington, D.C., DC 20032

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by Feb. 15, 2014 and receive $150 off 1st Month’s Rent!* ALL NEW GATED COMMUNITY with AFFORDABLE RENTS & Unbelievable Views *Income Limits Apply • 24 hr. concierge service • Moments to the Family Size Maximum Metro rail Income • Metrobus at your 1 $45,180 doorstop • Computer, Fitness, 2 $51,600 Business & Community Center 3 $58,080 • A Salon, and much, 4 $64,500 much more **Only 1 & 2 BRs available. Must move in by 2/28/14

Visit our Website@www.thebarac.com Washington D.C. Area- Jackson Enterprises LLC. 1 ,2, & 3 BR Apts Available. Section 8 OK. Call David 202-813-9612

MD RENTALS District Hts.

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(must bring in ad for special, one per household)

Wear RED to get your application fee waived! Must move in by Feb. 28th.

www.theoverlookdc.com Southeast

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Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome Vales de Eleccion de Vivienda Bienvenidos

VISIT and RENT

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1 BRs fr. $810/mo 2 BRs fr. $935/mo Meadow Green Courts! $20 APPLICATION FEE!

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6617 Atwood Street 301-735-2104

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(877) 464-9774 3539 A St. SE Mon.-Fri. 9-5. Sat. 10-4 Housing Choice Vouchers welcome where rents are within voucher program limits.

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1 Bedroom Apts. from $850 2 Bedroom Apts. from $975

116 Irvington Street SW

866-790-5360

• Celng Fans • Lovely Settng • Near the New ARTS DiSTRiCT • Close to Shoppng & Metro

W/W carpet, CAC/1 Air/Heat, Dishwasher, Laundry facility, Open House Saturday from 10-4 $500 off your first month’s rent and no application fee

EFFICIENCY $700 1BR fr. $775 2BR fr. $870 M-F 9-5 • Sat 10-4 Housing Choice Vouchers Welcome where rents are within voucher limits

en t e-In Speci Mov $599 al! 1st Mon t h R (wit h a 12 Lease) On ly Mo. 866.464.0993

Summer Ridge $300 off if you move-in by Feb 14, 2014 * w/approved credit • Computer Lab **Limited Availability • Metro Accessible *Income Qualifications • After school programs

Select Studios Starting at $1000*

CAPITOL PARK PLAZA

• All Utilities Included • Fitness Center/Swimming Pool

Max. Income Qualifications: 1 pers. $45,180 • 2 pers. $51,600

# Occupants

Maximum Income

1

$41,180

2

$51,600

3

$58,080

4

$64,500

* Tax Credit Studio applicants only • Restrictions Apply*

201 I Street, SW • Washington, DC 20024 Located NearThe S.W. Waterfront M-F 9-6 • Sat. 10-5

Performance. People. Pride.

1.877.870.0243

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866.507.2283 1829 Belle Haven Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20785

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1 BRS $875 2 BRS $1,075 3 BRS $1,275

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1 BR at $800 • 2 BR at $875

Showing Apts. 7 Days A Week 7742 Finns Lane Lanham, MD 20706

202-553-3814

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1439 Southern Ave.

888.480.1693

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HILLBROOK TOWERS MOVE-IN SPECIAL

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$599 price is for 1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only

$

599

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: 1 and Dens : 2 Bedrooms : 2 and Dens : 3 Bedrooms

(when you sign a 12 mo. lease).

1 BR’s are $1050

Super Convenient Location Close to shops & rec. ctr $

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The Villages At Montpelier 11658 South Laurel Drive Laurel, MD 20708

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COLONIAL VILLAGE 908 Marcy Ave. • Oxon Hill, MD 20745

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• • • • • • •

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• Walk to Metro • Walk to Elementary School • Minutes to the NEW WEGMANS • Granite Countertops* • Stainless Steel Appliances* *Select units only

6400 Riverdale Road • Riverdale, MD 20737

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3402 Dodge Park Rd. • Landover, MD 20785

888-583-3045

877-898-6958

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• Largest Apts., in Oxon Hill • Newly Renovated Apts. 1BR SPECIAL • Across from United Medical $ Center w/ New Children’s 850 Hospital Wing • P12 Metrobus@Doorstep • Walk to Southern Avenue Metro • Housing Vouchers Welcome (MD) • ALL CREDIT CONSIDERED

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2252 Brightseat Road • Landover, MD 20785

SW- 47 Galveston Pl. 20032. 4BR, 2BA, wall to wall carpet, Secure Building, $1,875+electric. Delwin Realty 202-561-4675 SW-Madison Ct. Under New Management. Starting at 1BR $815+, 2BR $915+. 32 Chesapeake St. SW 202-561-7368 NMI Property Management

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LANDOVER

Hyattsville

Perfect Price at The Perfect Location

Arts District

Hyattsville

Real Estate Rentals - EHO DC- Maryland - Virginia

MD RENTALS

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SE - 1753 W St. 2BR, 2 full bath, starting at $1,115. Hrwd flrs, granite countertops, stainless steel, W/D, brand new. Delwin Realty, LLC 301-577-7917 SE - 13th St. 2 mins to metro, 2 BR, $875 +util. Section 8 okay 202-388-3900 x15 or 202-438-3499 SE DANBURY ST - Attractive 1BR $780. 1st months rent free. Good credit req. Metro Buss at corner. Call 202-563-1791 SE-Hanover Court. Under new mgmt. 1BR $750+. 2BR $820+. $50 app fee 2412 Hartford St. #202 SE. 202-506-6416 NMI Property Management

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PARKWAY TERRACE

Move In Special

1 BRs fr

$599 price is for 1st Mo. Rent/1 BR only.

$

(on a 12 mo. lease)

1-BR $1050 2-BR $1150

920

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

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ANDREWS AFB Area, MD- Nice furn room, nice area, kitchen privs. w/w. $600/mo + $50 security deposit. Call 301-593-6738 BOWIE, MD- Share my home, 1 large BR, wlk-in closet, W/D, close to Metro. $650. Call 301-437-8016 CAPITAL HEIGHTS/BOWIE - Lg rm, 2 blocks to Metro, M pref. $155-$175. All utils incl. Sec dep. Call 301-537-5433

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*Restrictions apply, prices subject to change daily. Please ask a Leasing Consultant for more info.

VA RENTALS 4901 Seminary Rd., ALEXANDRIA, VA

• Renovated apts available • Controlled access entry • Bus stop on property with direct service to 2 Metro Stations • All Credit Considered

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CoMe in for Great rent sPeCiaLs

Studios from the $900s* 1BRs from the $1100s*

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*All Prices & Specials Subject to change without notice.

MOVE-IN SPECIAL! $599

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1 BR’s from $899 • 2 BR’s from $1095

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Alexandria

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LEXUS OF SILVER SPRING

SILVER SPRING - Lg rm, near Glen Metro. All utils. Fem pref. WiFi. N/S. $650+dep Call 301-520-6716

SILVER SPRING/WHEATON- UnFurn Rm, $400, all utils & cable incld. Serious caller only. 240-547-8040 SPRINGFIELD- M pref, $560/mo includes internet, utilities & cable. Call 703-402-3337 TAKOMA PARK, MD - Large room w/ pvt BA. Utils, internet, cable included. Parkingg avail. NS. Near bus line. $625. Sec dep req.240-487-6125

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Didn’t Get to Try It on Seahawks player Sidney Rice found Lindsay Lohan’s missing fur coat 21

9 P.M.

‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years Of Beautiful’ (NBC) Heidi Klum, below, hosts this new special marking the 50th birthday of a publishing institution. It includes interviews with current and former SI swimsuit models including Kate Upton, Marisa Miller, Tyra Banks and Christie Brinkley, and music from Tim McGraw, Enrique Iglesias and Lady Antebellum.

10:30 P.M.

‘Chozen’ (FX) Chozen (Bobby Moynihan, below) works with Tracy on a video, while Ricky and Crisco find some intimate companionship for Troy.

11 P.M.

‘Inside Comedy’ (SHO) In the season premiere of comedy veteran David Steinberg’s talk show, his guests are comedians Jimmy Fallon and Zach Galifianakis. (TRIBUNE MEDIA)

REGRETS

Not a Magic Match J.K. Rowling tells Wonderland magazine she thinks she should have paired her “Harry Potter” character Hermione with the title wizard instead of Ron. The author said she “wrote the Hermione/ Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment” and said the couple might eventually need relationship counseling. (AP)

A Real Character Philip Seymour Hoffman brought a range of roles to stage and screen for more than 20 years

“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received.”

Obituary Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of other vivid characters, was found dead Sunday in his apartment with what officials said was a needle in his arm. He was 46. Two law enforcement officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about the evidence, said the actor apparently died of a drug overdose. Hoffman — no matinee idol, with his large build and limp blond hair — made his career as a character actor, and was one of the most prolific in the business, plying his craft with a rumpled naturalism that made him one of his generation’s most admired actors. The stage-trained actor was nominated for four Academy Awards: for “Capote,” “The Master,” “Doubt” and “Charlie Wilson’s War.” He also received three Tony nominations for his work on Broadway, which included an acclaimed turn as the weary and defeated Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman.” Hoffman spoke candidly over the years about past struggles with drug addiction. After 23 years sober, he admitted in interviews last year to falling off the wagon and developing a heroin problem that led to a stint in rehab. In one of his earliest roles, he played a spoiled prep school student in 1992’s “Scent of a Woman.” One of his break-

$12.3M

— PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN’S

FAMILY IN A STATEMENT SUNDAY

Friends and Stars React “Shocked, saddened by news of the brilliant PSH. His singing of ‘I’m Gonna Get You On a Slow Boat to China’ in The Master was perfection.” — JUDY BLUME (@JUDY BLUME ) „„„

VICTORIA WILL (AP)

TV TONIGHT

Philip Seymour Hoffman made his name as a character actor, appearing in more than 40 films.

through roles came as a gay member of a porno film crew in 1997’s “Boogie Nights,” one of several films by Paul Thomas Anderson that he appeared in. He often played comic, slightly offkilter characters in movies like “Along Came Polly,” “The Big Lebowski” and “Almost Famous.” More recently, he was Plutarch Heavensbee in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and was reprising that role in the two-part sequel, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” which is in the works. Ju s t we e k s a go, Show t i me announced Hoffman would star in “Happyish,” a comedy series about a middle-aged man’s pursuit of happiness. Born in 1967 in Fairport, N.Y., Hoffman was interested in acting from an early age. He studied theater as a teen-

ager with the New York State Summer School of the Arts before majoring in drama at New York University. In his Oscar acceptance speech for “Capote,” he thanked his mother for raising him and his three siblings alone, and for taking him to his first play. He could seemingly take on any role, large or small, loathsome or sympathetic, and appeared to be utterly lacking in vanity. Two films starring Hoffman premiered at last month’s Sundance Film Festival: “A Most Wanted Man,” directed by Anton Corbijn, and “God’s Pocket,” the directorial debut of John Slattery. Hoffman is sur v ived by h i s p a r t ne r of 1 5 y e a r s , M i m i O’Donnell, and their three children. JAKE COYLE AND TOM HAYS (AP)

“I enjoyed playing with him on the Big Lebowski. He was such a wonderful guy, and so damn talented, a real treasure.” — JEFF BRIDGES „„„

“Saddened by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic and untimely passing. Today New York mourns the loss of one of stage and screen’s greats.” — BILL DE BL A SIO (@BILLDEBLASIO)

The box office take of “Ride Along” this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. The Kevin Hart film was followed in the rankings by Disney’s “Frozen,” which opened in November, earning $9.3 million. “That Awkward Moment” came in third at $9 million in its opening weekend. (E XPRESS)


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Washington had so many polar vortices this year that we had to look up the plural of vortex. The Phillips Collection makes winter bearable by channeling the mood of Scandinavian countries where cold is cool. There will be an aurora borealis-inspired light show, lamp installations, Lite Brites, Nordic cheeses and beers, and theremin music. Phil-

TUESDAY

The DMV Roast Of Dan Snyder As part of a new monthly comedy series at the Brixton, a bunch of local comics are going to roast the Redskins’ owner. Dan Snyder won’t actually be in attendance, so comic Adam Friedland will stand-in for Snyder and take the heat as the dais takes out their frustrations on the team’s recent losing ways. RICHARD HEATHCOTE (GETTY IMAGES)

Brixton, 901 U St. NW; Tues., 8 p.m., free; 202-560-5045, tinyurl.com/ dmvroast. (U Street)

FRIDAY

Olympics Opening Ceremonies TUESDAY

Broken Bells, ‘After the Disco’ Shins front man James Mercer, above left, and Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, above right, are back with “After the Disco,” their second album as Broken Bells. The title track may be a bit of a misnomer, as it moves the pair’s futuristic funk-rock back in time — to the bright, shimmering days of disco. TUESDAY

Cities Aviv Though he hasn’t yet cracked the mainstream, rapper Cities Aviv could be the future of hip-hop. On this year’s “Come to Life,” the Memphis emcee’s noisy, digital beats, mixed with his aggressive, Internetobsessed rhymes, recalls “Yeezus” at its best. Yet he’s always looking forward. DC9, 1940 9th St. NW; Tues., 8:30 p.m., $10; 202483-5000, dcnine.com. (U Street)

In London we got J.K. Rowling. In Vancouver we got Bryan Adams and Nelly Furtado. For this year’s Olympics opening ceremonies, airing at 7:30 p.m. Friday on NBC, the Olympic Committee has been mum on the details. Early speculation on the ceremony’s potential special guests include violist Yuri Bashmet and conductor Valery Gergiev. Sounds like it should be a muted opening to the games, which technically kick off the day before, with early snowboarding, figure skating and freestyle skiing events.

WEDNESDAY

Beth Orton

Leyla McCalla

“Folktronica” is exactly what it sounds like: a blend of folk sounds and electronica beats. It’s also how Beth Orton, below, made her name. But on her latest album, “Sugaring Season,” the British singer-songwriter, known for her haunting vocals, takes a more stripped down approach by skipping the electronics altogether. Rams Head

While touring with roots-rock act The Carolina Chocolate Drops, multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla found time to record an album of her own, “Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes.” The record includes original songs as well as rootsy numbers she’s composed to Hughes’ poetry, and Haitian folk songs. Hamilton, 600 14th St.

On Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis; Tue., 8 p.m., $39.50; 410-268-4545,

TUESDAY

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NW; Wed., 7:30 p.m., $12-$14; 202-787-1000, thehamiltondc.com. (Metro Center)

SATURDAY

‘Lil Bub’s Special Special’ It’s been a long time since we’ve attended a sleepover, but cute cat Lil Bub is definitely the first person we’d invite. During her “Special Special” (airing at 9 p.m. Saturday on Animal Planet), she’ll play host to an exclusive guest list, including funny lady Amy Sedaris and rocker Andrew W.K.

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lips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW; Thur., 5 p.m., $10-$12; 202-387-2151, phillipscollection.org. (Dupont Circle)

FRIDAY

‘The LEGO Movie’ In this kid-friendly adventure comedy, opening Friday, an ordinary Lego man is mistaken for a Master Builder capable of saving the Lego universe. He must team up with the brand’s most famous figures, voiced by a slew of celebrities including Will Arnett, Morgan Freeman and Elizabeth Banks, to put a stop to the greedy corporate type who wants to redesign the Lego world by gluing it together. FRIDAY

Gabriel Sherman Fox News chief Roger Ailes has been a polarizing figure in American politics and media for nearly two decades. In the new book “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” author Gabriel Sherman discusses how Ailes helped divide the nation. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW; Fri., 7 p.m., free; 202-3641919, politics-prose.com. (Van Ness)

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“When does the red carpet start for the game tonight? I can’t wait to see what the players are wearing.” — @KARON tweets a joke

prior to Sunday night’s Super Bowl, which lands smack dab in the middle of awards season. And the Super Bowl ring goes to … Oh, come on. Like you come to Blog Log for sports news.

“If this was Toronto that man would be the Mayor.” — REDDITOR REGINALDTATO AT REDDIT.COM reacts to a video

that shows a middle-aged white guy in a suit belting out Lil Jon’s “Get Low” this weekend on D.C.’s Metro. The man, who appears to be inebriated, inspires several others on the train to join him in his spirited rendition of the 2003 hit.

“Once you have ‘gamed the game’, it’s time for a new set of rules. Might we suggest a ‘Thunder Dome’ type activity?” — COMMENTER MARK J REED AT THEWIRE .COM chooses to hate the game, not the

player, amid controversy about current four-day Jeopardy champ Arthur Chu, who plays the game by, well, gaming it. Instead of picking a category and going from lowest to highest dollar amount, Chu hunts around the board for the Daily Doubles, a tactic that’s proving disconcerting to many Jeopardy viewers.

“George Clooney’s Casamigos we mixed into a basic margarita. Mmm. His tequila tastes as good as he looks.”

“Perhaps it takes a writer— someone who savors the sounds, textures, and histories of peculiar words—to compile a list of their most-favorites.” — JOSH JONES AT OPENCULTURE.COM

theorizes about the idea of having favorite words while examining the — ASHLEY ANDERSON AT THEKITCHN.COM list of favorite words late novelist ranks celebrity-backed spirits during David Foster Wallace collected. an office happy hour. Besides Clooney’s Wallace’s list includes “tarantism,” tequila, crowd favorites included (“a disorder where you have an Kenny Chesney’s Blue Chair Bay rums, uncontrollable need to dance”), Pharrell’s Qream liqueur and Marilyn “flambeau” (“lit torch/decorative Manson’s Absinthe Mansinthe. candlestick”) and “ruck” (“a multitude of people mixed together”).

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) It’s a good day for offering some positive reinforcement. You could use some, too, when it comes to afternoon activities and attempts. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You don’t have to follow the offered guidelines as strictly as some might suggest, but you mustn’t interpret them too liberally, either. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Maximizing your pleasure is partly due to increased safety. Courtesy also plays a role, as do your own natural instincts. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You may be responsible for directing discussion and assessment today, at work or at home. Your experience and perspective are valuable. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You must come to some understanding of the motives behind another’s endeavors before you can understand those behind your own.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22) You can show others how to respect themselves simply by behaving in a way that is true to your own principles and ideals. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You risk getting carried away if you engage in activities that are on the fringe of the rules. Beware of having too much fun!

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Seek a way out of a sticky situation and let others follow you if you find it. There’s no good reason for being selfish at this time. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You are responsible for understanding the rules before you take part in any new activity. Others will expect you to be up to date. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You may receive a warning from someone who is watching out for your well-being today. He or she is being entirely honest. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You may have to make a decision that affects another in an adverse way, but he or she is likely to have brought it on him- or herself!

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The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for a federal income tax, is ratified.

1994

The space shuttle Discovery lifts off, carrying Sergei Krikalev, the first Russian cosmonaut to fly aboard a U.S. spacecraft.

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‘Nicest Guy in the NFL’ Goes to Drew Brees New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees gave Super Bowl tickets to New York firefighter Billy Smith in thanks for his service during Hurricane Sandy. The New York Post reported that Smith was honored Friday by Super Service Challenge, an organization that serves local charities. Brees introduced Smith, then surprised him with a signed football and two tickets. (EXPRESS)

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Hookers and Drugs, But Not The Nice, Expensive Kinds Leonardo DiCaprio told the Los Angeles Times that his childhood gave him a unique perspective on the greedy stockbroker he plays in “The Wolf of Wall Street.” “I grew up very poor and I got to see the other side of the spectrum,” he said, remembering that his neighborhood was full of prostitutes and drug users. (EXPRESS)

— A A RON PAUL , AT FOX SPORTS’ PRESUPER BOWL PARTY ON THURSDAY, WAS STARSTRUCK BY HIS CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ACTOR BILL MURRAY.

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‘This Pelt Belongs to Lindsay’ Tag Useful Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice returned Lindsay Lohan’s missing fur coat, TMZ reported. Lohan claimed the $75,000 garment went missing at New York club 1 Oak on Thursday. Rice, who was seated at Lohan’s table, noticed the coat had been left behind and took it home. He contacted Lohan the next day and the actress’ staff picked it up. TMZ had previously reported that in 2008, Lohan walked out of the same club wearing someone else’s $12,000 mink coat, and its owner sued her. (E XPRESS)

The man who stole Kim Kardashian’s identity and stole thousands of dollars from her has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison, TMZ reported. Luis Flores Jr. gained access to Kardashian’s financial accounts, along with those of her mom, Kris Jenner, in 2013. Flores also targeted Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Tom Cruise and several other celebrities. (EXPRESS)

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The broken Kimbot moved to take off the collar holding its head to its body.

Miley Cyrus offered some words of advice to the recently arrested, trouble-plagued Justin Bieber while on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Thursday. “You’ve got a lot of money. Pay people to make sure you don’t get in trouble and party at your house,” E! News quoted Cyrus as saying. “Buy a house, and add a club to it.” (E XPRESS)


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