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Trial to Cost 3,750 Bananas A court’s decision to hold three men for trial for the attempted theft of two bananas drew surprise and ridicule late last week from lawyers in Nicaragua. The bananas stolen are valued at 32 cents. The trial is expected to cost at least $600. Lawyer Ivan Morales isn’t defending any of the men, but says the decision to prosecute is inexplicable. “It is ridiculous to hold a trial that costs a lot of money, over two bananas,” he said. (AP)

THE STUFF OF DREAMS … OR NIGHTMARES? A farmland green tree frog made of paper sits surrounded by paper pandas at an exhibition called “Pandas on Tour” at the National Theater in Taipei, Taiwan. Some 1,600 papier-mache pandas, designed by French artist Paulo Grangeon, were on display Monday.

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Pitch: Smallest Army Since 1940 Washington Looking beyond America’s post9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces to confront a “more volatile, more unpredictable” world with a more nimble military. The nation can afford a smaller military so long as it retains a technological edge and the agility to respond on short notice to crises anywhere on the globe, Hagel said. He said the priorities he outlined ref lect a consensus view among America’s military leaders, but Republicans in Congress were quick to criticize some proposed changes. In a speech at the one-year mark of his tenure as Pentagon chief, Hagel revealed many details of the defense spending plan that will be part of the 2015 budget that

Hagel’s Proposals Smaller pay raises, a slowdown in the growth of tax-free housing allowances and higher health-insurance deductibles and co-pays for retirees and some family members. A new round of domestic military base closings in 2017. A smaller active-duty Army: from 522,000 soldiers to between 440,000 and 450,000 — the smallest number since 1940 when the nation was gearing up to enter World War II. A smaller Army National Guard: from 355,000 soldiers to 335,000 by 2017. Plus, the Army Reserve would drop by 10,000, to 195,000. A smaller Marine Corps: from 190,000 to 182,000. Cuts to the Navy: It would keep its 11 aircraft carriers but temporarily remove from active service 11 of its 22 cruisers while they are modernized. It also would reduce from 52 to 32 its purchase of littoral combat ships. Cuts to the Air Force: It would retire its fleet of A-10 “Warthog” tankkiller planes and the venerable U-2 spy plane. (AP)

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President Barack Obama will submit to Congress next week. Hagel described it as the first Pentagon budget to fully reflect the nation’s transition from 13 years of war. At the core of his plan is the notion that after wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that proved longer and more costly than foreseen,

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the U.S. military will no longer be sized to conduct large and protracted ground wars. It will put more emphasis on versatile, agile forces that can project power over great distances, including in Asia. Hagel stressed that such changes entail risk: “We are entering an era where American dominance on the seas, in the skies and in space can no longer be taken for granted.” Early reaction from Republicans in Congress was negative. “What we’re trying to do is solve our financial problems on the backs of our military, and that can’t be done,” said Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon of California, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. ROBERT BURNS (AP)

Old Campaign Keeps Stiff Upper Lip: “Got Milk?” is moooooving on. The instantly recognizable ad campaign — which kicked off in 1994 and decked athletes and actors in milk mustaches — is ending, according to CNN. The new milk manifesto, to begin today, will have the tagline “Milk Life” and will spotlight ordinary people rather than celebrities, CNN said. Milk sales have declined about 1 percent in each of the past two years. (E XPRESS)

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer faced intensifying pressure Monday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own party to veto a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians. Brewer has five working days to sign or veto the bill. (AP) WASHINGTON

Court Gets Climate Case The Supreme Court appeared divided Monday over the sole Obama administration program already in place to limit power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. (AP)

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Rep. John Dingell, who played a key role in some of the biggest liberal legislative victories of the past 60 years, said Monday that he won’t try to add to what is already the longest congressional career in history. The Michigan Democrat, who was elected to his late father’s seat in 1955 and has held it ever since, announced his decision while addressing a chamber of commerce near Detroit. Afterward, he told reporters that he won’t run for a 30th full term because he couldn’t have lived up to his own standards. “I don’t want to be going out feet-first and I don’t want to do less than an adequate job,” the 87-yearold Dingell said. During his speech, he also lamented how “rancorous” and “divided” Congress has become, saying that it’s not why he’s leaving,

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but that it’s time to “enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet.” Dingell fueled speculation that his 60-year-old wife, Debbie Dingell, might run for his seat, saying she would have his vote if she does. Dingell supported the 1964 Civil Rights Act, played a key role in the creation of the Medicare program in 1965, and wrote the 1970 National Environmental Policy Act and the 1973 Endangered Species Act. DAVID EGGERT AND JEFF K AROUB (AP)

Study: Removing Ovaries at Age 35 Helps High-Risk Women Washington For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take, and now new research suggests some may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35. Women who inherit either of two faulty BRCA genes are at much higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Monday’s study is the largest yet to show the power of preventive ovarian surgery for them. For women who carry the higher-risk BRCA1, the chance of already having ovarian cancer rose from 1.5 percent at age 35 to 4 percent

Not a ‘Magic Number’ The findings shouldn’t frighten women into acting sooner if they’re not ready, said Dr. Susan Domchek of the University of Pennsylvania’s Basser Research Center for BRCA. “Thirty-five isn’t necessarily a magic number,” she said. (AP)

at age 40, said lead researcher Dr. Steven Narod of the University of Toronto. After that, the risk jumped to 14 percent by age 50. In contrast, the researchers said carriers of the related BRCA2 gene could safely delay surgery into their 40s. L AUR AN NEERGA ARD (AP)

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Muslims Find Refuge in Catholic Church Carnot, Central African Republic The Christian militiamen know hundreds of Muslims are hiding here on the grounds of the Catholic church and now they’re giving them a final ultimatum: Leave Central African Republic within a week or face death at the hands of machete-wielding youths. O n Mond ay, s ome of t he 30 Cameroonian peacekeepers fired into the air to disperse angry militia fighters congregated outside the concrete walls of

the church compound. The gunfire sent traumatized children running for cover and set off a chorus of wails throughout the courtyard. The peacekeepers are all that stand between nearly 800 Muslims and the armed gangs who want them dead. Already the fighters known as the anti-Balaka have brought 10 gallons of gasoline and threatened to burn the church to the ground. Even the Rev. Justin Nary, who takes in more Muslims by the day, knows he too is a marked man in the eyes of antiBalaka. “Walking through town I’ve had guns pointed in my face four times,” he says. “They call my phone and say they’ll kill me once the peacekeepers are gone.”

Meanwhile … Christian militiamen killed at least 70 people in the remote southwest of Central African Republic, at one point ordering a group of Muslims to lie on the ground and shooting them one by one, witnesses said Monday. The militiamen, known as the anti-Balaka, slaughtered the Muslims in the village of Guen earlier this month, said the Rev. Rigobert Dolongo, a Catholic priest who helped bury the bodies. (AP)

A priest on Sunday greets one of the 800 Muslims seeking refuge in a Catholic church in Central African Republic.

Muslims and Christians lived together in Carnot in relative peace for generations until a Muslim rebellion from the country’s far north overthrew the govern-

ment and unleashed total chaos. The rebels known as Seleka were blamed for scores of massacres on predominantly Christian villages across the country.

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Russia at a Crossroads on Ukraine Relations President Vladimir Putin is facing what may become the most dramatic challenge of his rule: how to respond to the turmoil in Ukraine, a country he has declared vital for Russia’s interests, which is home to millions of Russian-speakers and hosts a major Russian navy base. Some in Ukraine’s Russianspeaking east and south already have begged the Kremlin to help protect them against what they fear could be violence by the victorious protesters who toppled Ukraine’s Moscow-backed leader. Putin has refrained from taking a public stance, but the mounting tensions could change that. If Moscow openly backs separatist-minded groups in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which serves as the base for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, it could unleash devastat-

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ing hostilities that Europe hasn’t seen since the Balkan wars. And ignoring pleas for help from proRussian groups in Ukraine could shatter Putin’s carefully manicured image of the tough ruler eager to stand up to the West, eroding his conservative support base at home. VL ADIMIR ISACHENKOV (AP)

Now That the World Isn’t Watching: A Russian court on Monday handed down prison sentences of up to four years to seven anti-Putin protesters, including a 22-year-old who investigators said threw an “unidentified yellow object of spherical shape” at a line of riot police. He insisted it was a lemon. The seven are among 28 people rounded up after a 2012 protest on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a third presidential term. (AP)

When they were forced from power in January, it unleashed a wave of violent vengeance against Muslims throughout the anarchic nation. The priests here in Carnot have given away all their money to try to keep the anti-Balaka at bay. There are no aid groups here apart from a clinic operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders. The Catholic church, though, is pledging to continue its work here no matter the risk. “For us they are not Muslims or Christians. They are people — people in danger,” says the Rev. DieuSeni Bikowo. “The anti-Balaka are not Christians. They are thieves who are profiting from the anger against Muslims.” KRISTA LARSON (AP)

Uganda Leader Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law Entebbe, Uganda Uganda’s president on Monday signed an anti-gay bill that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison, a measure likely to send Uganda’s beleaguered gay community further underground as the police try to implement it amid fevered antigay sentiment across the country. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said the bill was needed because the West is promoting homosexuality in Africa. Museveni’s move pleased many Ugandans who repeatedly urged him to sign the legislation. Some watchdog groups warn a backlash of violence may occur. “Experience from other jurisdictions with similarly draconian laws ... indicates that their implementation is often followed by a surge in violence against individuals thought to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender,” the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission said Monday. RODNEY MUHUMUZ A (AP)

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they tracked a cellphone to one of the Culiacan stash houses Guzman used to elude capture. The phone was connected to his communications chief, Carlos Manuel Ramirez. By the next day Mexican authorities arrested one of Guzman’s top couriers, who promptly provided details of the stash houses Guzman had been using, the

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Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been formally charged with violations of Mexico’s drugtrafficking laws, starting a legal process that makes swift extradition to the U.S. unlikely, Mexican officials said Monday. Guzman was charged with cocaine trafficking Sunday inside a maximum-security prison outside the nation’s capital, Mexico’s Federal Judicial Council announced. (AP)

Culiacan, Mexico As Mexican troops forced their way into Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s main hideout in Culiacan, the country’s most powerful drug lord sneaked out of the house through an escape tunnel beneath the bathtub. Mexican marines working with U.S. authorities chased him but lost the man known as “Shorty” in a maze of tunnels under the city, a U.S. government official and a senior law enforcement official said Sunday. It would be a short-lived escape for Guzman, who was captured early Saturday hiding out in a condominium in Mazatlan, a beach resort town on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. He had an assault rifle with him but didn’t fire a shot, the officials

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The fare gates at the McLean Station are seen during a tour in November. MWAA’s decision Monday delays the Silver Line’s opening date once again.

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The escalating debate over problems with the District’s emergency responders shifted on Monday from the actions of a few firefighters to questions of whether there are more systemic failures permeating the department. At a council hearing Monday into recent issues with response times, including the death of a man who died after collapsing across the street from a firehouse, the chairman of the public safety committee noted repeated issues with the city fire department’s responses over the past year. “Time and again, there have been breakdowns,” said Tommy

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Well, who is running for mayor. “And the response has been to focus on the failure of individuals … With one crisis after another, the fundamental trust and faith we should have in emergency response is faltering.” Wells stressed that change is needed, but he wasn’t specific as

to what that might be. The deputy mayor for public safety, Paul Quander, who got into some heated exchanges with Wells, tried to shift blame away from Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe to five firefighters and four dispatchers who have been singled out as responsible for failing to help 77-year-old

Medric Cecil Mills Jr. when he collapsed outside the station in Northeast. Mills died of a heart attack at a hospital a few hours later. “This is nothing that has to do with policy and procedure,” Quander said. “This has to do with moral character.” He later added, “We failed Mr. Mills when he needed us. That is simply unacceptable.” But Wells wasn’t the only one to question the department and its leadership. Mills’ son joined other family members urging District officials to cut through bureaucracy, infighting and labor-management disputes that have long bogged down the debate and prevented real change from occurring. “The chain of events that resulted in my father’s death requires change in how the D.C. fire and EMS department is run and how it is held responsible,” Medric Mills III said. PETER HERMANN (THE WASHINGTON POST)

New Change Requires Less Change: Save your quarters for a pinball machine. Montgomery County, Md., installed about 160 credit card-enabled street parking meters on Monday, BethesdaNow reports. The new meters were installed on parts of Wisconsin, Cordell and Rugby avenues in Bethesda. The county’s Department of Transportation plans to replace all 840 meters in Bethesda by the end of the week. (E XPRESS)

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“Change only comes when you give these young people a chance to change their lives.”

Vincent Purvis was killed near a recreation center in Southeast in mid-afternoon on Jan. 15. A week later, his childhood friend was gunned down blocks from the Anacostia Metro station at 1:30 p.m. The two are among eight people, many with past run-ins with police, who lost their lives from mid-January to early February in a spate of violence that contributed to the near doubling of this year’s homicide count, compared with the same period last year. The victims were shot and killed during daylight hours over the span of 23 days. The pace and time of day is alarming considering the drop in homicides over the past decade, and the half-century low of 88 in 2012. And it’s a sobering remind-

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er that residents of some neighborhoods still endure troubled streets. Indeed, declines in violence over the past decade have muted community outrage, even when gunfire erupts while people are doing errands, and the issue has barely registered in the mayoral race. But the Valentine’s Day shooting of an 8-year-old in Southeast has renewed anger and brought attention to the violence. PETER HERMANN AND CLARENCE WILLIAMS ( THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Vincent Orange Life story: Orange, 56, rose from one of the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland, Calif., to earning a law degree from Howard University and a master’s in taxation law from Georgetown University. In 1990, he launched an upstart bid for D.C. Council chairman, losing that race and a bid for the Ward 5 seat before winning it in 1998. A seemingly perennial candidate, Orange’s second run for mayor (he lost badly to Adrian Fenty in 2006) is his 10th race overall and his fifth citywide campaign in seven years.

Campaign tactic: A Council member once known as a fierce champion of local business has more recently come out punching for the minimum-wage hike and pay-related requirements on Wal-Mart and other “big-box” employers. His slogan now: “Leaving No One Behind.” “I’m still the business man,” Orange said. “I just believe that if Walmart’s net income was $17 billion last year, they need to share the prosperity.”

9% The amount of Democrats or people who plan to register as Democrats before the April 1 primary who said they would vote for Orange, according to a January poll.

Critics say Orange is ethically challenged, citing his work for firms who have given him money: Orange dismisses the ethical complaints. He took positions on the gas and parking legislation, he said, based on policy, not donations. “Any and everything I received, I’ve reported, and it’s been vetted and we’ve answered every question.”

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The first episode of the second season of “House of Cards” left viewers with many questions. For those familiar with D.C., one revolved around the fictional Cathedral Heights Metro. In a word: Why? “Ugh as if there would be a metro station in cathedral heights,” tweeted Ethan Miller. “At least they got the track work right.” “Cathedral Heights” was the site of a major scene for Season Two of the popular Netflix drama. It was actually shot at the Charles Street subway stop in Baltimore, where much of the filming for “House of Cards” is done. And it isn’t the only D.C.-set production to use a fake Metro station. There’s the uncharacteristically welllit Union Station on “Scandal,” the dubious Meridian Hill stop and the close-but-no-cigar Farragut Station on “Homeland.” And for all you Kevin Costner fans out there, there’s that Georgetown Metro station in the 1987 film “No Way Out.” “Scandal” is unabashedly filmed in Los Angeles, Showtime’s “Homeland” in North Carolina. But for scenes shot within driving distance of D.C., why not make the trip in the name of authenticity? “Many times it’s just a question of logistics,” said Maryland Film Office Director Jack Gerbes, adding that safety is of particular concern on transportation-related shoots. For the “House of Cards” scene, the filmmakers worked with the Maryland Transit Authority, employees of which were required to be on hand during filming. Debbie Donaldson Dorsey, director of the Baltimore Film Office, credits “a solid infrastructure and

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1. These sad cinder blocks have nothing on Metro’s iconic curved walls.

4. These ’80s-style fabric seats can’t compare to our ’70s-era orange plastic.

2. Flesh-colored squares don’t quite match Metro’s brown hexagons. But then maybe it’s just a trick of all that bright light. After all, there isn’t much of that in Metro’s real Union Station stop. The lighting also reveals the floor to be abnormally clean.

5. We’d welcome extra railings instead of those floppy yellow straps on real-life trains.

3. Panhandling is banned. Plus, there are no assassins with a regular Metro spot and perfect recall of train schedules (or regular train schedules to recall, for that matter).

8. D.C. has two stations with Farragut in the name and this is neither of them. In a quest to be both, apparently, the show combined them and just neglected the Blue Line.

6. Parking downtown? Right. 7. Where to begin with this bizarre fake lake, footbridge and adult sandbox?

cooperative city agencies” for bringing film crews to Baltimore. It also doesn’t hurt that Maryland offers attractive tax incentives for filmmakers. Gerbes said that the tax credit for 2014 would be 25 percent of costs incurred in the state for an episodic television production like “House of Cards.” If a production were to leave the state to film in D.C., they would not be eligible for the tax credits on that day. And while filming is allowed in the D.C. Metro system, there are various fees and a list of rules, including guidelines on the types of scenes that can be filmed. Essentially, if you can’t do it on Metro, you can’t do it on TV. That means no running, for instance, so chases like the one in the aforementioned Costner film are out (that, too, was filmed in Baltimore). Panhandling is prohibited by Metro rules, so filming “Scandal’s” flashbacks to Huck’s days in Union Station wouldn’t fly either. Patrick Burn, location manager for the first and second seasons of “House of Cards,” said that the D.C. Metro “has some of the same issues that all metros have,” which includes ensuring that filming doesn’t interrupt service. In general, filming in D.C. presents a unique set of challenges, said Leslie Green, communications director for D.C’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development. For one, D.C. lacks the statefunding that draws filmmakers to places like Maryland. And production companies also have to coordinate with multiple entities on the District and federal levels. Green said MPTD’s new director, Pierre Bagley, is working with city officials to combat the perception that D.C. is a difficult place to film. The city currently has around $4 million in its film incentives fund, and Green said some of the money will be used for the local film industry. BETHONIE BUTLER (THE WASHINGTON POST)

Metro’s TV Critics “You know how to tell House of Cards is fiction? Real life would have been a giant crowd on the DC metro platform with no trains in sight.” — KEVIN SCHARFENBERG (@WXKEV )

“OK…Shonda, can we get rid of the fake DC metro scenes and film more in DC?” — MARION S. BARRY JR. (@MARIONBARRYJR)

“Come on #blacklist get Washingtonians on staff - there’s no Farragut East - just like the old metro ad ‘there’s no such thing as supercar’ ” — SENA FITZMAURICE (@SENAFITZ)

“Watched the pilot of COVERT AFFAIRS; I know it’s nitpicky, but the DC Metro doesn’t look like that; the architecture & trains are wrong.” — ALLYN GIBSON (@ALLYNGIBSON)

D.C. at the Movies Mike Canning, author of “Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C.” gives a lecture tonight on how movie makers have depicted D.C. at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art. It starts at 6:45 p.m. and tickets cost $25.

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Nene is averaging 14.2 points per game in his second season with the Wizards

The Redskins’ offensive line allowed 43 sacks last season — tied for 14th-most in the NFL. Washington’s offense ranked 23rd in scoring (20.9) and ninth in yards (369.7).

Everything’s on the Line At the NFL combine, Jay Gruden has the proper grasp of what the Redskins need: a lot of new offensive linemen. The first-year coach spent nearly two months watching tape of last season — when Washington fell from NFC East champions to 3-13. He quickly realized the rebuilding process won’t be easy. “We have a lot of holes everywhere,” he said. “Any time you’re 3-13, there’s a lot of needs.” The Redskins are going nowhere unless quarterback Robert GrifBy Rick fin III rebounds Snider from a poor season. The needs of the many do not outweigh the needs of the one, despite what Spock and his Vulcan logic would say. Griffin lifted the franchise into the playoffs as a rookie in the 2012 season. Washington probably would have been 5-11

without him. After missing the entire 2013 offseason and preseason after knee surgery, he really wasn’t ready and the Redskins floundered. Griffin should be healthy this year and Gruden’s task will be meshing what the coach’s system does best with what Griffin does well. Gruden can’t force the passer to run particular plays like the preceding staff did. Still, the coach knows Griffin won’t last long if the quarterback continues to dance behind the line, so Gruden’s creating more five- to seven-step drops to give Griffin more time to see defenders. But — and here’s the whole

point of the five-day combine for Washington — the team needs four new linemen. Without a first-round pick, there was no need to watch quarterback Johnny Manziel or defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. The Redskins scouted offensive linemen Taylor Lewan of Michigan and Zack Martin of Notre Dame and will scheme over the next two months how they can trade back into the first round to get a premier tackle like those two. Also, they looked at guards Gabe Jackson of Mississippi State and Cyril Richardson of Baylor, trying to decide which they like more for second- or third-round

It’s hard to find starting veteran linemen on the market because teams rarely let quality ones depart.

options. And, it didn’t hurt looking at centers like Travis Swanson of Arkansas and Gabe Ikard of Oklahoma. Free agency will largely decide who the Redskins draft. But it’s hard to find starting veteran linemen on the market. In free agency, there are always decent receivers or corners available, but teams rarely let quality linemen depart because there aren’t enough around the league. The Redskins need to build a unit around left tackle Trent Williams. Fixing the offensive line is even more essential if Griffin is going to spend more time in the pocket. Washington absolutely has to replace aging guard Chris Chester, right tackle Tyler Polumbus and center Will Montgomery. At least Gruden isn’t in denial. The line comes first, finally. Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks

Nene Hurts Knee, Out Six Weeks Wizards Wizards forward Nene will be sidelined for approximately six weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee, costing the team its most reliable barometer for success while it makes a push for its first playoff berth since 2008. Nene underwent an MRI on Monday after he was injured in the third quarter of Sunday night’s 96-83 win at Cleveland. A six-week absence would sideline the Brazilian veteran until the final few games of the regular season. The Wizards have won three straight to get to 28-28, making them fifth in the weak Eastern Conference. Though the injury is not season-ending, it will keep him sidelined for significant time and the team has struggled in the past in his absence. Nene dealt with an Achilles tendon injury early in the season and the Wizards went 1-6 without him. (AP/THE WASHINGTON POST)

TV Lineup SOCCER (2:45 P.M., FS1) Manchester United sits in sixth place in the English Premier League, but they’ve fared much better against Europe’s elite, going undefeated so far in the Champions League. The Red Devils travel to Greece to take on Olympiacos in the first leg of the round of 16 in the continent’s premier competition.

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What Will the Nats Look Like On Opening Day? The opening-day roster may be the most over-discussed topic of the baseball calendar. The complexion of any team on March 31 will hardly be representative of that team throughout the season. Injuries, performance and circumstance will cause rapid and constant churn. But for now, it’s also all we’ve got. The spring training competitions will start to unfold once Grapefruit League games begin Friday. Here is an all-tooearly educated guess about the 25 men who will head north with the Nationals. ADAM KILGORE (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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The first four are no-brainers. Detwiler’s strong early performance in camp, which includes a shiny new cutter, has only cemented his status as the favorite. Tanner Roark and Taylor Jordan still have time to state their cases for the fifth spot. Soreness in Ross Ohlendorf’s side has slowed him and, while it’s not a big injury, it hasn’t helped.

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Wired Cycling owner Leticia Long believes in numbers. That’s why anyone who rides one of the 21 bikes at her new cycling studio — the first in D.C.’s Eckington neighborhood — faces two screens crawling with class statistics. The harder students pedal, the more power they produce and the higher they appear in the rankings. The chance anyone will slack off in this situation? Approximately zero percent. “Busy people who only have an hour, they need to be held accountable,” says Long, whose goal is to maximize her students’ abilities and time. When she has them sprint or climb, “it’s not because the music tells me to do it, or because it’s cute,” she says. It’s because it’s all part of a plan. Long has taken a similarly deliberate approach to the creation of Wired. Because she’s been teaching indoor cycling around the District for two decades, she knew her regulars would show up wherever she set up shop. So the goal became pinpointing a location that could serve the surrounding community. When her daughter suggested this building, Long did exactly what you’d expect: She looked into the numbers. But she wasn’t focused on economic details as much as epidemiological ones. Noting the high rates of heart disease and diabetes in Ward 5, Long realized this was a neighborhood that could use her help.

a heart rate monitor (which Long constantly reminds her to check). Another perk of the technology is that Redwood can plug a flash drive into her bike to record workouts, and then hand that over to her doctor. If students don’t have underlying health problems when they come in for class, Long is focused

Leticia Long, left, doesn’t just sit back. While instructing, she hops on and off her bike to take advantage of her studio’s tech.

Wired’s two screens can display power rankings or virtual-reality rides.

To make sure no one felt shut out, Long adjusted her prices accordingly. A single class at Wired is $15, and students pay less with

multiple-class passes. For everyone, the first class is free. And for police and educators that live nearby, there’s an additional discount. “I want to be affordable to people who don’t have a gym budget,” Long says. She also wants to appeal to people who don’t have a regular workout routine. One of the ways Wired stands out, Long says, is that she doesn’t have the typical fitness industry look. “I’m 53, and I’m a person of color,” she says. “And I’ve been careful to build a diverse roster of instructors.” She has been just as thoughtful about the class schedule. Long teaches “Square One” to give beginners an introduction to everything

they need to know about indoor cycling, and is extra welcoming to “Senior Fitizens,” who can take classes exclusively for students 50 and older. This vibe has made Rene Redwood comfortable at any Wired class. That’s a major deal to the 57-year-old Capitol Hill resident, who is just getting back into exercise after a three-year break — due to leg and foot surgery, as well as heart issues. “It’s so exciting I can actually come here and not feel shame,” Redwood says. “At other gyms, it’s stressful because I’m deconditioned.” Redwood’s physician visited Wired and gave her the OK to attend classes as long as she wears

Wired Cycling (2028 Fourth St. NE, 202-400-1340, wiredcycling.com) offers a wide array of classes, including “Serious Sunday” and “Party ’Til You Drop.” The studio provides towels, offers access to two bathrooms (including one with a shower), and has cubbies to store stuff during classes. on mak ing sure that doesn’t change. The FreeMotion bikes she opted for allow for lots of adjustments, so they can fit a wide range of bodies. When someone needs help figuring out the correct settings, Long will whip out a ruler to measure the angle of his or her knee bend. “I’m a stickler for the little details,” Long says. That attitude extends to the workout, which is sure to be sweaty but smart. “If I say, ‘Let’s get up,’ but don’t give you time to set it up, you’ll do it wrong,” Long says. So she explains everything she wants students to do in detail — using the power meters on the bikes, their rate of perceived exertion, their pedal strokes. She lets them know when to push and when to conserve their energy. The end result? The kind of numbers that any student can be proud of. VICKY HALLETT (EXPRESS)

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As she’s an adult, there’s a delicate line between discipline and boundary-setting. I’m going to assume that you have sat her down and had respectful conversations that focus more on people’s feelings being hurt rather than her being terrible. If she has refused to make any changes, your next step is to decide exactly where the line is of what is unacceptable. And then put your money where your mouth is — ask her to leave an outing when she is being offensive and don’t invite her to certain things if she is not willing to be civil. No, it’s not easy. But part of growing up is realizing that other people’s feelings about what’s acceptable matter, even if she doesn’t agree. Better for her family to teach her before a string of lost jobs does.

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Chef Huda calls herself “a spinach girl” because she loves putting the leafy green in almost everything she eats.

The Family Recipe A local chef explains how watching her relatives influenced her healthy appetite The signs that Huda Mu’min would grow up to have a culinary career were there from the very beginning.

“When I was 6, I decided to stop napping and make baked fish,” says Mu’min, who now goes by Chef Huda. She’s owner of D.C.-based culinary company Pretty and Delicious and a former contestant on ABC’s “The Taste.” What’s telling about that anecdote, she says, is that her craving wasn’t

for a candy bar. For that, she can thank her mom, who owned and operated a health food store and served organic food at home. (“It was a contrast when I went to school. Everything was fried,” Chef Huda says. “People have this thought that kids don’t like healthy food. Kids will

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Place a large saute pan over medium heat and add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Clean, cut and season the chicken breast. Place the chicken into the hot pan. Cook the chicken until golden

brown on all sides. Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove from the pan and let rest for 3-5 minutes. Cut into strips or 1-inch cubes and place in a large bowl. For the pesto, place the spinach, basil, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor. Blend and slowly drizzle in ⅓ cup olive oil until the pesto mixture is smooth. When the pesto is done,

eat what you give them.”) It was particularly important in their family, Chef Huda now knows, because of their health history. She’s seen relatives struggle to regain skills after strokes and pass away too early from heart attacks. “That’s not something that goes away,” says Chef Huda, who works with the American Heart Association to make sure more people eat the way her mother taught her. The most important lesson: “Make better decisions when you can.” That translates into eating as many vegetables as possible, Chef Huda says. Her go-to vegetable is spinach — “put it in pasta, spinach dips, spinach souffles!” She’s also a big proponent of Brussels sprouts, which many people think of as mushy and smelly. Her advice is to simply roast them for a completely different experience. “Roasting is an awesome way to cook almost everything,” Chef Huda says. Shoving something in the oven is also easy, which takes away people’s excuses that they don’t have the skill or the time to cook. And taking care of yourself by eating better can help you get more time with your family. “With a healthier lifestyle, it’s not just you that benefits,” Chef Huda says. “It’s everyone who loves you.”

add desired amount to the chicken and toss. Slice the multigrain baguette into ½-inch slices on a bias and brush with ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Place bread on a baking sheet, then in the oven on broil, until it’s golden brown on both sides. Thinly slice the baby heirloom tomatoes and lightly toss in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a pinch of salt, then set aside. Place the toasted multigrain bread on the plate first, then stack with the pesto chicken, then the tomatoes and finally garnish with Parmesan cheese. Finish by drizzling another ½ tablespoon of olive oil and cracked black pepper over the tomatoes. Adapted from an original recipe by Chef Huda. For more, visit chefhuda.com.

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Blue Duck Tavern’s Tori Kramer whipped up this assortment of gluten-free goodies.

like a way to appease her doctor, so Kramer played around with proportions until she could whip up feelgood, taste-good treats. The results of a year of experiments are now available at Blue Duck Tavern as part of its new

heart-healthy menu ($6-$15). The lineup includes an agave-sweetened granola bar studded with cherry, chocolate and almond as well as Kramer’s favorite: a carrot-apple muffin that relies on the natural sweetness of its ingredients instead

If you’re avoiding gluten, happy hour is the last place you want to be — unless you’re hanging out at The Hour (facebook.com/ theHourDC), a new monthly meet-up that celebrates the gluten-free “lifestyle.” The first event is Wed., 6-9 p.m., at Meeps Vintage (2104 18th St. NW). The $25 admission includes a store discount, Omission Beer and nibbles from Goldilocks Goodies, Kate Bakes and Baklava Couture. V.H.

of refined sugar. For her next feat, K ramer plans to develop a healthy croissant. Just what the doctor ordered. VICK Y HALLET T (E XPRESS)

Have a Heart-to-Heart symptoms can be different,” Gibbons says. Women have a tendency to dismiss signs of a heart attack as indigestion.

Your ticker is working for you every second of every day, so it deserves more than a few measly weeks of recognition a year. After American Heart Month ends on Friday, don’t forget to think about how you can make it happy, healthy and, well, hearty. Gary H. Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, has a few pointers:

Risk Factors: Diabetes, high blood pressure and tobacco use have been identified as factors in heart disease. Why? They cause inflammation, which scientists are now targeting directly. Gibbons

Diet: Looking after your heart starts with what you put in your mouth. Gibbons is confident we already know the basic meal plan for success: lowfat protein, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. That’s essentially the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), which the institute promotes. New studies back up the idea that it’s especially important to limit refined sugar. Gibbons looks forward to gaining more insight into the relationship between diet and coronary heart disease. Certain foods may alter the bacteria in the gut in ways that affect metabolism, Gibbons says. Once we find those relationships, we can do even more to improve what’s on the menu.   Age: “What the research is indicating is that it’s never too late to start living a heart-healthy lifestyle,” Gibbons says. So you can’t write

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yourself off as a lost cause. But don’t wait just because you can. Childhood risks track into adulthood. That’s why, Gibbons notes, “It’s important among the very young to instill healthy habits,” such as exercising regularly and eating well.

Gender: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women. “But

Number of Americans who died of heart disease in 2010, according to a National Vital Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control.

describes the problem as similar to an allergic reaction — the body’s protective mechanisms can make it unwittingly participate in clogging arteries. The institute has begun testing an inexpensive drug commonly used for rheumatoid arthritis to see if it might treat heart disease. While waiting for the results, you can try other proven strategies. “Stopping smoking, being physically active, adopting a healthy lifestyle — it works,” Gibbons says. VICKY HALLETT (EXPRESS)

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TV TONIGHT 8 P.M.

‘NCIS’ (CBS ) When faulty bulletproof vests are discovered in a truckload of stolen Marine Corps merchandise, Gibbs and the team (below, from left: Michael Weatherly, Emily Wickersham and Mark Harmon) try to find whether any were shipped to military personnel.

Imagine Dragons’ lead singer is fine with the band’s methodical climb to rock fame

part of the band from the beginning. … With our radio team, we were never like, “This is the single! Push this to road!” It literally just started off on its own. … We never wanted to skip steps. We always wanted to grow slowly and take our time with things.

9 P.M.

‘Frontline’ (PBS) Why did Pope Benedict XVI step down? Whose agenda is his successor, Pope Francis I, carrying out? Those are among the questions addressed in this new report. Insiders shed light on the final days of Benedict’s papacy.

10 P.M.

‘Cougar Town’ (TBS) Series star Courteney Cox directed this episode, which finds Jules and Grayson having brunch with Travis and Laurie and trying to prove they’re the superior couple. Andy plans a day with his son in hopes of being seen as a “fun dad.”

10 P.M.

‘Perception’ (TNT) As new episodes return, Pierce (Eric McCormack, right) is hallucinating baseball great Mordecai “Three Fingers” Brown, who helps his fight for an autistic teen being interrogated in connection with a murder. (TRIBUNE MEDIA)

Imagine Dragons set a record last week on the Billboard Hot 100 with the rock jam “Radioactive,” which has spent 77 weeks on the chart, beating Jason Mraz’s 76-week run in 2009 with “I’m Yours.” The song also won the best rock performance Grammy and has sold 6.6 million tracks. Frontman Dan Reynolds, 26, talked recently about the band’s hits, new songs and how music runs in his family.

Will the band release a fourth single from “Night Visions”?

I don’t think so. … At this point, we’re trying to pull back from the reins and say, “OK, we don’t want to overkill the record on people’s ears and force it upon people to some extent.” I feel like it’s been on the radio so much that it’s almost been overwhelming to us. Have you been recording new music?

The past year has been insane for the band, so how do you feel when people say they don’t know who the band is?

We’ve really been recording on the road. … When we get home from tour, we’ll comb through those demos and pick out the best ones and bring them to a live band setting. … Right now, I have a good 40 or 50 demos that I’ve been writing over the last two years.

That’s something that comes with time. We’ve had some opportunities to have some major exposure visually and to kind of get our personalities out there more that we turned down just because I feel like the way that I would want people to find out who we are is organically … and through their own interest and their own curiosity, rather than seeing some commercial or movie. “Radioactive” has had a slow climb on the charts, versus other contemporary hits that debut high and fall shortly after.

That’s been the most important

GREG ALLEN (AP)

CBS

Music

“We never wanted to skip steps. We always wanted to grow slowly and take our time with things.” — DA N RE Y NOLDS , ABOVE, ON THE SLOW CLIMB OF HIS GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BAND, IMAGINE DRAGONS, AND ITS RECORD-BREAKING SINGLE “RADIOACTIVE.”

Your wife is the lead singer of the band Nico Vega. Has your 18-month-old daughter caught the music bug?

She’s definitely singing some Ariel, you know, some “Little Mermaid” here and there. … She’ll probably get interested in music. … I don’t know if I’m going to let her get into that industry. … But maybe at the end of the day, she’ll just do it anyways. My mom didn’t want me to do it and I did it. MESFIN FEK ADU (AP)

Movies From Buzzfeed’s ‘Things ’90s Kids Love’ List: Seth Rogen, left, and Evan Goldberg have been tapped to write and direct Sony’s movie about the success and rivalry of video game companies Sega and Nintendo in the early 1990s, BookTrade reported. The film will be based on Blake Harris’ upcoming book, “Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle That Defined a Generation.” A timeline for the movie hasn’t been set. (E XPRESS)

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A Poor Post-Olympics Showing NBC’s midseason shows ‘About a Boy,’ ‘Growing Up Fisher’ will be easy to forget Television

NBC

Availing itself of what it mistakenly believes to be a captive audience, NBC is bringing out two painfully mediocre half-hour comedies this week after the remnants of its Winter Olympics telecasts have melted. “About a Boy” (9 p.m., Tue.) is adapted from a Hugh Grant movie that was adapted from a Nick Hornby novel about a former rock star (David Walton as Will) whose bachelor lifestyle is interrupted by new next-door neighbors: a single mom

From left, Benjamin Stockham and David Walton star in “About a Boy”; J.K. Simmons and Eli Baker connect in “Growing Up Fisher.”

(Minnie Driver as Fiona) and her precocious son, Marcus. Once you strip down the predictable jokes (Will teaching Marcus about “the bro code of silence”; letting Marcus eat forbidden barbecue ribs), you’re left with a banal

I n “Gr ow i ng Up Fi she r ” (9:30 p.m., Tue.), J.K. Simmons stars as Mel Fisher, a father in the process of divorcing his wife, Joyce (Jenna Elfman). The story takes place in the 1990s and is told from the perspective of the couple’s younger

HANK STEUVER (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Comedy Great Ramis Dies

In Brief

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CNN Cancels Low-Rated ‘Piers Morgan Live’ Show

Erin Andrews will take over as co-host of “Dancing With the Stars” next season.

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TELEVISION

Moviefone to Shut Down 777-FILM Phone Service

Erin Andrews to Co-Host ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Moviefone will end its movie listing phone service 777-FILM in the next month, according to The New York Times. AOL and Web production company BermanBraun plan to relaunch the brand as a mobile app. AOL paid $388 million for MovieFone in 1999, just after the service reached its peak of more than 3 million calls a week. The service had seen a steady decline since with the advent of ticket websites like Fandango. (EXPRESS)

FOX Sports journalist Erin Andrews will replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as host of “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC announced Monday. Andrews competed on “Dancing’s” 10th season, finishing in third place. She will co-host with Tom Bergeron on the show’s 18th season, which premieres March 17 at 8 p.m. The competitors for the show’s new season will be announced on “Good Morning America” on March 4. (EXPRESS)

Comedy actor, director and writer Harold Ramis, best known for his roles in movies such as “Ghostbusters” and “Stripes,” died Monday at his suburban Chicago home after a four-year battle with an autoimmune disease, his talent agency said. Ramis, 69, died early Monday morning of complications from vasculitis, which causes inflammation and damage to blood vessels, said Chris Day, a spokesman at United Talent Agency. Ramis was surrounded by family and friends. Ramis was a key factor in some of the biggest blockbuster comedies in the 1970s and 1980s. He co-wrote “Animal House,” which starred fellow Second City

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CNN’s prime-time talk show “Piers Morgan Live” is coming to an end, the news channel said Sunday. Morgan, who succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. time slot three years ago, was drawing lackluster ratings. CNN’s audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in on American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday. Morgan’s future with CNN is undetermined, the channel said in a statement. (AP)

narrative of gender and social stereotypes. Fiona’s new-age sensibilities are read as a failure of parenting (are vegans the last group it’s OK to make fun of?), and Will’s toxicity as a single man is viewed through a prism of disapproval.

child, Henry (Eli Baker), in voiceovers supplied by Jason Bateman. The central hook in “Growing Up Fisher” is that Mel is legally blind but has managed to hide his disability from his co-workers at a law firm; in fact, the only people who know that he is blind are his wife and kids. Strange but somewhat true; “Growing Up Fisher” is drawn from creator D.J. Nash’s own childhood with a blind dad. Creatively, the story of Me is a stif ling place to start. Memoir has its place beyond the page, but sitcoms are usually not it — for the same reason that family stories you think are so hilarious are difficult to convey to a large audience. It’s boring.

Harold Ramis is best known for his role as Egon Spengler in “Ghostbusters.”

alumnus John Belushi. He teamed up with Second City alumni Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd on “Ghostbusters,” in which Ramis co-starred and helped write. He also co-wrote and directed “Groundhog Day” and “Caddyshack,” and co-wrote “Meatballs” — all of which starred Murray.

“The best comedy touches something that’s timeless and universal in people,” Ramis told The Associated Press in a 2009 story about the 50th anniversary of Second City. “When you hit it right, those things last.” More recently, he directed “Analyze This,” starring Billy Crystal and Robert DeNiro, and appeared in Judd Apatow’s “Knocked Up.” Aykroyd issued a statement Monday, saying he was “deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend. … May he now get the answers he was always seeking.” R a m is wa s bor n Nov. 21, 1944, in Chicago. He is survived by his wife, Erica Ramis; sons Julian and Daniel; daughter, Violet, and two grandchildren. TAMMY WEBBER (AP)

No One Told Her the Fourth Hour Is the Fun One: NBC says Tamron Hall, left, is joining the third hour of the “Today” show as a co-host. She will supplement a team already comprising Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist. A regular “Today” show fill-in host, Hall has recently interviewed Hugh Jackman and Mariah Carey. She is also the anchor of MSNBC’s “NewsNation.” She joined MSNBC in 2007. The third hour of NBC’s “Today” airs at 9 a.m. (AP)

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“Why on Earth would it be advantageous for a flamingo to stand on one leg instead of two? Because physics, that’s why!” — ETHAN SIEGEL AT MEDIUM.COM delves

into the science of a flamingo’s signature stance. The reason flamingos usually rest while balanced on a single leg is so they can conserve body heat, especially if they’re standing in water, where heat can be lost 25 times faster than in air, Siegel writes.

“If he needs to be a little bit uptight to create such wonderfully crumbly, mushy, smokey [sic] stuff then it is well worth it.” — LILI KOCSIS AT MYAMUSEDBOUCHE.COM defends

the owner of Stachowski’s Market in Georgetown for having a hot temper. Kocsis experienced Jamie Stachowski’s gruff attitude on a recent visit when she asked to sample the homemade blood sausage. Stachowski bluntly refused, according to Kocsis, but that was fine by her; she says the potato salad and four-meat grinder made up for it.

“Did He happen to also mention the upcoming Powerball numbers?”

“If you wore it, you would look like Ronald McDonald’s uptight mom, which is almost certainly the point.”

— COMMENTER DAVID DARLING AT ESPN.GO.COM reacts to news

— ELIZABETH LICATA AT THEGLOSS .COM critiques the latest Moschino

that former San Diego State running back Adam Muema left the NFL Draft Combine because God told him he’d be drafted by the Seahawks if he did not complete the workouts.

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collection shown last week at Milan Fashion Week. Designed by Jeremy Scott, who dresses starlets like Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, the collection’s inspiration came from fast food and, perhaps even weirder, SpongeBob SquarePants.

assesses one of 28 vintage celebrity endorsements that he deems “cringeworthy.” In the Campbell’s ad, Twain is depicted smoking a pipe and holding a tomato outdoors, while he seemingly attempts to solve the mystery of why Campbell’s is so “M’m! M’m! Good.” Or maybe he’s wondering why he chose to wear all white to a tomato farm.

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HOROSCOPE

PAR SCORE 155-165, BEST SCORE 213

Sudoku

MEDIUM

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You can work a deal from the inside. Focus on those who have the answers to questions you have not yet asked. ARIES (March 21-April 19) You can arrange something more exciting than usual, provided you keep your eye on those who have something new to bring to the game. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You can lead others toward a major victory, but you may encounter an obstacle you hadn’t expected. Help comes from a surprising source. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Timing may be difficult to judge, so you’ll just have to trust your improvisational skills. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Your heads-up performance is likely to win you more than praise and admiration. What are you going to do with this new opportunity?

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Monday’s Solution

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Overconfidence can prove quite risky. Maintain a realistic attitude about what is possible, and what you can make happen. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You can expect to change things — but slowly, very slowly. Someone paying attention to your activities has a valuable hint. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Guard against any threat that comes from behind you. What approaches can be minimized by simple maneuvering.

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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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) A major change is in store, but loved ones may continue expressing their doubts until the very last minute.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Nostalgia has you wishing things were the way they used to be — until you realize you are shaping the present in just the right way.

Forecast

POOCH CAFE | PAUL GILLIGAN

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You’re after something bigger and better than what you have now, but if you don’t achieve it, you can be happy with the way things are.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You’ll want to make good choices today. Keep your head up and your eyes on the road. Don’t try to force any personal issues.

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

Tomorrow: Snow tomorrow, accumulating 1-2 inches.

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ACROSS 1 Infant 5 ___ down (makes simpler) 10 Stick in one’s ___ (rankle) 14 Eye up and down 15 Burn, as energy 16 Australian parrot 17 “Now hold on!” 18 Attempt again 19 Mental germ 20 What the cowboyturned-carpenter used? 22 Plumb tuckered out 23 Letter following sigma 24 Floe-breaking vessel 26 Super-fine fiddle 30 Kind of salad or chips 32 Champagne and orange juice drink 34 Attack, to a dog 35 Part of a church, say 39 Small banknotes 40 Dalai Lama’s city 42 German industrial valley 43 Belonging to Barbie’s old beau 44 Curtail one’s freedom of speech 45 “The ___ and the Sea” 47 Stock units 50 Grammarian’s topic 51 Did some wool gathering 54 Quebec’s ___ SaintJean 56 Rings loudly, as a bell 57 Be an abusive chef? 63 “Tat-tat” preceder 64 Poem with 17 syllables 65 High-pitched woodwind 66 Eager-beaverish 67 Valuable or useful possession 68 Prepare, as tuna in a pan 69 Strong inclinations 70 The ones here 71 Jekyll’s inner man?

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If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study. The goal of this project (NIH Study #13-AA-0040) is to study whether a medication (Baclofen) currently approved to treat muscle spasms affects alcohol drinking. Eligible volunteers will be: - In good health and drug free - Between the ages of 21 and 65 - Willing to come for four outpatient visits and one overnight stay at the NIH CC in Bethesda, MD.

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inventor Samuel Colt patents his revolver.

Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) becomes world heavyweight boxing champion after defeating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach.

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American-born Jewish settler Baruch Goldstein opens fire inside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank, killing 29 Muslims before being beaten to death by worshippers.

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‘Obligatory: Vols. 1, 2 and 3’ One Direction will not be breaking up anytime soon, because the band still owes its record label three more albums, TMZ reported. Rumors of a breakup flared when Liam Payne said he hadn’t seen his bandmates in months at last week’s Brit Awards, but Harry Styles, left, later explained that the group is taking time to visit family and will get together and rehearse again soon. (EXPRESS)

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‘Temple of Consumerism’ Tyga spent $20,000 on an Egyptianmade sarcophagus for his new L.A. clothing store, and he also paid $100,000 to have the ceiling painted like the Sistine Chapel, TMZ reported. The rapper’s store, called Last Kings, also features black and gold guard statues, hieroglyphic wall treatments and sand imported from Egypt, even though the store is 10 miles from the beach. (EXPRESS)

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In Australia, Punching the Paparazzi Is Totally Legal Police say Australian actor Sam Worthington has been arrested in New York for punching a photographer after the man kicked Worthington’s girlfriend, Lara Bingle, in the shin. The “Avatar” actor was arrested on an assault charge and released. He’s due back in court Feb. 26. Footage of the incident shows Bingle reaching for the photographer’s camera before the scuffle. (AP)

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Despite Lara Bingle’s best efforts, Sam looked right into her eyes and no lower.

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are ending their nine-year marriage, a representative for the actress said Monday. “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time,” they said in a joint statement. Thicke, 36, and Patton, 38, met when they were teenagers. They have a son. (AP)

PAR ADOXES Alec Baldwin announced that he

‘Media, I’m Not Talking To You’

is leaving public life in a New York Magazine essay published Sunday. Among the reasons: paparazzi who harass his family and bait him into getting angry, and statements that were misheard or misunderstood that made him seem homophobic, he said. “I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible,” Baldwin wrote. “This is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.” (E XPRESS)

“I wanted to be a doctor or a performer and I failed chemistry, so that left me with this option.” — A M Y A DA M S, WHO EXPLAINED TO PEOPLE MAGAZINE HOW SHE GOT INTO ACTING. SHE ADDED THAT MERYL STREEP IS HER BIGGEST INSPIRATION.

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