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Thankfully, Snowman’s More Amiable Than Abominable Minnesota farmer Greg Novak created a towering tribute to winter’s excess — he built a 50-foot snowman named “Granddaddy.” Novak hopes Granddaddy will wake onlookers from their winter doldrums. The giant snowman began to take shape earlier this winter when the Gilman farmer needed to move mounting snow piles away from his greenhouses. “As long as you’re moving it, might as well do something practical with it,” Novak said. (AP) RULES

“Dangerous animals do not belong in liquor establishments.” — TERRY LEMMING, THE CHIEF OF POLICE IN LOCKPORT, ILL., WHO CITED JOHN BASILE FOR TAKING HIS PET TIGER CUB TO SEVERAL BARS LAST WEEK WHILE OUT FOR A WALK. BASILE FACES MISDEMEANOR CHARGES, THE HERALD-NEWS REPORTS.

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Critic Sheep: ‘It’s Pretty Baaad’ The Conwy Brewery in Llysfaen, Wales, created a beer that one might call meaty — it’s lamb-flavored. Named “The Sunday Toast,” meat juice is a major ingredient in the lamb-flavored beer, The Mirror reports. The beer was created in honor of St. David’s Day, a Welsh national holiday. “We’re truly delighted with the end result,” brewer Gwynne Thomas said. (EXPRESS)

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Deep Freeze? Cold, Hard Cash. Frigid weather heats up sales for peddlers of shovels, boots, soup

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Ace Hardware is having its best winter in more than a decade for snow blower and shovel sales. Waterproof boots are on a long backorder at clothing maker L.L. Bean. And more people are staying home and ordering gooey grilled cheese sandwiches and booze from Delivery.com. Much of the country has been in a deep freeze. Only 32 winters have been colder in the past 119 years, according to Jake Crouch, a climate scientist at the National Climatic Data Center, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration. With more Americans stuck indoors, customers are ordering up more meals and arranging to have their laundry picked up through Delivery.com’s website and smartphone app. Sales at the company, which operates in major metro areas such as New York, Chicago and D.C., rose 30 percent in January and February compared with

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On the latest snow day in a winter full of them, residents of parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast were coping with several inches of snow on top of a layer of slush. At left, Cincinnati received 3 to 6 new inches Monday; in New Jersey, nearly 6 inches fell in some areas, which could make it the eighth snowiest winter in the past 120 years. Temperatures were expected to dip into the single digits along the Eastern Seaboard on Monday night. That doesn’t usually happen after March 1, which is sometimes referred to as the start of “meteorological spring.” (AP)

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the year before. Orders for soups, wine and vodka have spiked. People are “trying to stay warm,” said Neeraj Sharma, the website’s vice president of marketing. “They’re hibernating.” Sales of shovels and snow blowers have doubled at Oak Brook, Ill.based Ace Hardware. The company is also shipping salt and other ice melters to southern regions such as Atlanta, which rarely have to deal with severe weather. Total sales are up 20 percent so far this year compared with a year ago. Another product folks are stocking up on? Carmex. The maker of the lip balm said sales are up 9 percent

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over the past eight to 10 weeks from the same period a year ago. Pawz Dog Boots, which makes rubber booties that safeguard paws from salt and snow, said its sales in North America have more than doubled. L.L. Bean can’t make its rubber and leather boots fast enough. The

boots, known as Bean Boots, are made by hand in Freeport, Maine. The company hired 40 new workers, but it will take them at least six months to be fully trained. “We’re making them as fast as we can,” said L.L. Bean spokeswoman Carolyn Beem. When snow falls in Philadelphia, more smashed cars pile into Nigro’s Auto Body Repair. Icy roads, gaping potholes and the city’s second-largest snowfall in more than 70 years have helped the auto shop’s business triple from a year ago. “One guy was parked and a snowplow ripped his car apart,” owner Domenic Nigro said. JOSEPH PISANI (AP)

The number of domestic flights canceled since Dec. 1, a record number in a winter that has been extra daunting for air travelers. The latest batch occurred Monday, when more than 2,800 flights in the U.S. were canceled by the afternoon, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware.com. (AP)

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False Alarm ‘Olympus’ Ad Draws $1.9M Fine It turns out that using emergency warning tones in a TV commercial with images of the White House blowing up and the flashing words “THIS IS NOT A TEST” is frowned upon by the government. The Federal Communications Commission said Monday it was fining three media giants $1.9 million for using the warning tones in an ad for the movie “Olympus Has Fallen” that had complainants jumping out of bathtubs and racing to the TV. (AP) LOS ANGELES

Disney to End Funding to Scouts Over Gay Policy The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization. Disney does not provide direct funding to the Boy Scouts, but it donates money to some troops in exchange for volunteer hours completed by Disney employees. (AP) MISSOULA, MONT.

Avalanche Victim Dies A woman who was rescued after her Missoula, Mont., home was destroyed by an avalanche died Sunday. Michel Colville, 68, her husband and an 8-yearold boy were buried Friday when the avalanche crushed the couple’s house. The other two survived. (AP)

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Vietnam Vets Sue Over PTSD New Haven, Conn. The U.S. military has failed to upgrade the discharges of Vietnam veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder, resulting in stigma and loss of benefits, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday. Five Vietnam veterans and three veterans organizations are suing the Army, Navy and Air Force in Connecticut. The veterans say they suffered PTSD before it was recognized and were discharged under other-than-honorable conditions that made them ineligible for benefits. The lawsuit, which seeks classaction status to represent tens of thousands of veterans, says the military has systematically denied applications for upgrades involving evidence of PTSD. “Unfortunately, the Pentagon has refused to correct the decades

“If I were discharged today, my PTSD would be recognized and treated and I wouldn’t be punished.” — CONLE Y MONK , WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM, DEVELOPED PTSD, EXPERIENCED FLASHBACKS WHILE STATIONED IN JAPAN AND WENT ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE, ACCORDING TO THE LAWSUIT

of injustice experienced by tens of thousands of veterans who suffer from PTSD but were discharged before it was a diagnosable condition,” said V Prentice of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School, which represents the plaintiffs, in a news release. Lt. Col. Damien Pickart, a Pen-

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tagon spokesman, said the department doesn’t comment on pending litigation. The Department of Defense has said the agency is committed to addressing concerns related to PTSD and has taken numerous steps, including conducting PTSD assessments of service members at military treatment facilities. The lawsuit seeks what it calls consistent and medically appropriate standards for considering the effects of PTSD when determining whether to upgrade a discharge. JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN (AP)

Wall of Shame: A Florida teenager’s Facebook post has cost her father an $80,000 settlement. The dad, Patrick Snay, had sued Miami’s Gulliver Preparatory for age discrimination after he lost his job. The school settled, with the stipulation that the settlement details would not be disclosed. Then his daughter posted this to Facebook: “Mama and Papa Snay won the case … Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe.” A judge invalidated the settlement last week. (AP)

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Witness at Pistorius Trial Recalls Screams, Gunfire

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“There is no war to be fought in Afghanistan. I believe that much of the conflict is a creation in which the Afghans suffer.’’

Defense says cries for help came from athlete, not girlfriend

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The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius opened Monday in South Africa with testimony from a neighbor who described the sound of what she said were four gunshots and recalled the “blood-curdling screams” of a woman. “It’s the most helpless feeling I’ve ever had in my life,” university lecturer Michelle Burger said of listening to the screams. “I knew something terrible was happening in that house.” Pistorius, the 27-year-old double-amputee runner whose stature peaked at the 2012 London Olympics and plummeted when he shot model Reeva Steenkamp in the predawn hours of Valentine’s Day last year, stood in the dock, writing in a pad and sometimes passing notes to defense lawyers. At one point, he smiled at a person sitting behind him. Steenkamp’s mother, June, sat near Pistorius but there was no communication between them. Prosecutors allege that Pistorius shot Steenkamp after an argument. He has said he killed her after mistaking her for an intruder, shooting her through the closed door of the toilet cubicle in his bathroom. Steenkamp, 29, was hit three times — in the head, elbow and hip area;

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Oscar Pistorius is watched by June Steenkamp, right, the mother of victim Reeva Steenkamp, as he arrives for his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, on Monday.

The Case If convicted of the murder charge, Oscar Pistorius could go to prison for at least 25 years before the chance of parole. There is no death penalty. (AP)

a fourth bullet did not hit her. Early testimony focused on whether the screams that Burger said she heard were those of a terrified woman about to be shot to death, as prosecutors allege, or were instead Pistorius’ desperate shrieks for help after a fatal mistake, as his defense lawyers contend. Burger said she was woken up

by a woman’s screams and a call for help. She then heard a man call for help three times, followed by a woman’s screams, four gunshots — with a gap between the first shot and the rest — and more screaming. Chief defense lawyer Barry Roux, in an attempt to discredit the idea that Pistorius and Steenkamp had an argument before the shooting, contended that Burger heard just Pistorius screaming. He also suggested that she had not heard shots but instead the sound of the athlete breaking down the door with a cricket bat after realizing he had shot Steenkamp. CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA AND GER ALD IMR AY (AP)

A Mountain of Trash: Mount Everest has long been littered with the broken dreams of those who attempt the arduous climb to its 29,028-foot peak, the world’s tallest. The estimated 300 climbers and 600 support sherpas who try to make the summit yearly leave behind plenty of literal litter as well. Nepal is working to change that, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, requiring each climber to remove at least 17 pounds of trash, on top of oxygen canisters and their own excrement. Previous rules required trash to be packed out but were rarely enforced, sending sherpas back to Everest on clean-up expeditions, left. (E XPRESS)


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Possible Attackers A group named Ahrar-ul-Hind claimed responsibility in a call to an AP reporter. A spokesman for the group said it was not part of the Pakistani Taliban, nor bound by their cease-fire. There was no way to independently verify their claim. (AP)

In an assault that lasted roughly 20 minutes, gunmen swarmed through the alleys between the complex’s buildings, hurling grenades and firing automatic weapons wildly, witnesses said. Gunmen broke through a door to one judge’s chambers and shot him to death, while other victims were mowed down in the cafeteria. REBECCA SANTANA AND Z AR AR KHAN (AP)

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“The crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square and those watching around the world asked themselves ‘Did he just say f---?’ ” — Britain’s The Daily Mail, on Pope Francis’ slip of the tongue during a blessing Sunday at the Vatican. The pope, a native of Argentina, was speaking in Italian when he meant to say “caso” (example) but instead said the vulgarity “cazzo.” He quickly corrected himself, but within seconds, the mistake had gone viral.

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Fixing the Pothole Plague The event known as Potholepalooza is scheduled to begin on March 20, Mayor Vincent Gray announced last week. During the annual, monthlong reporting and patching campaign, the District Department of Transportation will add more patching crews and speed up its goal for fixing reported potholes from 72 hours to 48 hours. (T WP)

Washington Ah, a trip to D.C.’s DMV — more fun than a trip to the dentist? But it can be a little less painful if you know when (and when not) to head to various Department of Motor Vehicles offices. For all branches and the inspection station: avoid the lunch hours between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Also, don’t go at the end of the month and the days before and after a holiday. As far as days of the week,

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on Saturdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. If you are headed to the Southwest Service Center, the average wait was about 35 minutes. The longest average wait was 63 minutes on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Shortest average wait was 14 minutes on Saturdays from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. If the Rhode Island Service Center is where you need to be, it’s a 14 minute average wait. The longest

average wait is 33 minutes on Tuesdays between 1 and 3 p.m. (What is it about Tuesdays?) The shortest average wait was 5 minutes on Saturdays from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. Finally, if it’s time to take your car in for inspection, it’s a 21-minute average wait. The longest average wait was 64 minutes on, that’s right, Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. The shortest average wait was 4 minutes on Saturdays at 10 a.m. One last tidbit: For those on the west end of town anxiously awaiting the opening (really in some ways a reopening) of the new service center at the Georgetown Park Mall, it is slated for April 29. ROBERT THOMSEN (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Snow Pelts a Weary Washington Yet Again Washington The winter weather that has pummeled Washington this season brought the region to a standstill once again Monday, landing its heaviest blow of the season with a mix of ice and rapid snowfall. With ample forewarning, most of the region’s schools, businesses and governments announced Sunday that they would be shuttered until the storm passed. Metrobus service was suspended, though the subway system continued to function. Police reported that the few drivers who ventured out were sliding into one

In Brief

The Week’s Forecast Today: Sunny but cold. Highs in the low-to-mid 20s in the suburbs to the mid-to-upper 20s downtown. Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs range from 31-36 Thursday: Highs from 35-40. Some rain and/or snow possible. Friday: May see a return of milder air and finally break into the 40s. Weekend: Another strong cold front is likely, with highs in the 40s on Saturday and a high of 40 on Sunday.

another fairly frequently. At midday, a tractor-trailer carrying tomatoes overturned on U.S. Route 50 in the Lanham, Md., area, shutting down all lanes of traffic. By early afternoon, recorded

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Woman in Labor Robbed At Gunpoint in Annapolis

The D.C. Council today is poised to make the city one of the nation’s most lenient for marijuana possession, easing penalties that most often ensnare African-Americans, including a potential one-year jail sentence that is expected to be reduced to a $25 fine. Amid growing support for legalizing marijuana, D.C. lawmakers said they are acting out of an interest in greater social justice when it comes to pot arrests — not civil liberties to allow more drug use. Still, city lawmakers in recent weeks pulled back from an even more liberal proposal: Smoking pot in public would remain a crime, akin to carrying an open can of beer. Decriminalizing possession of marijuana, but leaving the act of smoking the drug a crime, critics say, will keep alive concerns about racial profiling in arrests. It will also create new gray areas in policing: D.C. officers would not be able

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3 Democrats Running For Governor Set Debates The three major Democratic campaigns for governor of Maryland have reached agreement on the framework for a series of debates in advance of the June 24 primary, they announced Monday. There will be three debates among Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Douglas Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur, and one debate among their three running mates. They will take place during the weeks of May 5, May 19 and June 2. (TWP)

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snowfall totals varied around the area, including 7 inches in Ashburn, Va., 4.5 in Fairfax, 5.9 in Rockville, 5 in Northeast D.C. and 2.5 in Bowie, Md. D.C. and most other jurisdic-

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A pregnant woman who was reported to be in labor was held up at gunpoint in Annapolis early Sunday, authorities said. Annapolis police said they were alerted about 4:30 a.m. that the woman and a man were being held at gunpoint. Seven police saw the robbers flee and arrested two people after a chase, police said. (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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tions declared snow emergencies, imposing parking restrictions on streets. Virginia’s governor declared a state of emergency to speed up efforts to deal with the storm. Plunging temperatures had one

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Little is known about how federal agencies will respond when they see people abiding by D.C.’s law but violating federal statute. It would be legal, for instance, to carry up to an ounce of marijuana split into dozens of bags, paraphernalia to smoke it and an unlimited amount of cash. But under federal law, those conditions could be used to charge someone with possession with intent to distribute, potentially drawing a multi-year sentence. (T WP)

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benefit: They created a light, fluffy snow less likely to bring down power lines. Dominion Power reported 1,336 outages in Northern Virginia by mid-afternoon. The two utilities that serve D.C. and its Maryland suburbs counted fewer than two dozen. For most people, Monday’s storm was just one more annoyance in a winter that already has provided plenty of them. Randy Overbaugh, who manages a building near the U Street Corridor, said he “absolutely” was ready for winter to be over. “I just shoveled t hat f ive minutes ago,” he said, pointing to a part of the sidewalk that was almost entirely white.

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Russia Flexes Its Muscle Putin mixes diplomacy and threats as the West considers its limited options Kiev, Ukraine

U.S., Allies Struggle To Find a Response VIKTOR DRACHEV (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Russia called for a national unity deal in Ukraine even as it tightened its stranglehold over Crimea, a bold combination of diplomacy and escalating military pressure. Meanwhile, the U.S. and European Union floundered for solutions. Fears grew in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev and beyond that the Kremlin might carry out more land grabs in pro-Russian eastern Ukraine, adding urgency to Western efforts to defuse the crisis. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was heading to Kiev in an expression of support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, and the EU threatened a raft of punitive measures as it called an emergency summit on Ukraine for Thursday. But it was Russia that appeared to be driving the agenda. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a U.N. Human Rights Council session in Geneva that Ukraine should return to an agreement signed last month by pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych — but not Moscow — to hold early elections and surrender some powers. Yanukovych fled the country after sealing the pact with the opposition. “Instead of a promised national unity government,” Lavrov said, “a government of the victors has been created.” Meanwhile, Ukrainian authorities said that Russian troops had issued an ultimatum for two Ukrainian warships to surrender or be seized — prompting the country’s acting president to accuse Russia of “piracy.” A Russian defense ministry spokesman dismissed the report of a Russian ultimatum as nonsense but refused to elaborate. Warning of a “dangerous escalation,” the Obama administration

A Ukrainian soldier stands behind a window Monday while armed men block the Ukrainian Navy headquarters in Sevastopol.

said Washington would hold Moscow directly accountable for any threat to Ukraine’s navy. Russia is “on the wrong side of history” in Ukraine, President Barack Obama said, adding the U.S. was considering economic and diplomatic options that will isolate Russia, and called on Congress to work on an aid package for Ukraine. Still, it was not clear what the West could do to make Russia back down. The clearest weapon at the disposal of the EU and U.S. appeared to be economic sanctions that would freeze Russian assets and pull the plug on multi-billion dollar deals with Russia. By Monday, it was clear that

Markets React Market reaction to the Russian seizure was furious Monday. Both the Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq composite closed sharply down, while oil prices rose on fears that Russia, a major oil exporter, might face sanctions. In European trading, gold rose while the euro and stock markets fell. The greatest impact was felt in Moscow, where the main RTS index was down 12 percent. Gazprom, the Russian energy giant, was also a big loser, its share price down 13 percent as investors worried about how it would get its gas to Europe since much of it goes through Ukrainian pipelines. (AP)

“This is a question of defending our citizens and compatriots, ensuring human rights.” — RUSSIA N FOREIGN MINISTER SERGE Y L AV ROV, WHO JUSTIFIED THE INVASION OF UKRAINE AS A NECESSARY PROTECTION FOR HIS COUNTRY’S CITIZENS LIVING THERE

Russia had complete operational control of Crimea. Russian soldiers controlled all Crimean border posts, as well as all military facilities in the territory. Border guard spokesman Sergei Astakhov said the Russians were demanding that Ukrainian soldiers and guards transfer their allegiance to Crimea’s new proRussian local government. “The Russians are behaving very aggressively,” he said. “They came in by breaking down doors, knocking out windows.” Ukraine’s prime minister admitted his country had “no military options on the table” to reverse Russia’s military moves. The fears in the Ukrainian capital and beyond are that Russia might seek to expand its control by seizing other parts of Ukraine in the pro-Russian east of the country, the country’s industrial powerhouse and agricultural breadbasket. DALTON BENNET T AND DAVID McHUGH (AP)

The White House and major U.S. allies strained Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond alreadythreatened economic and diplomatic penalties. Still, alternately threatening and cajoling Russian President Vladimir Putin, Western leaders pointed to the damage that his nation’s natural gas, uranium and coal industries could suffer if sanctions cut off exports to the European Union. OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

Ukraine Says 16,000 Russian Troops There Ukraine’s mission to the United Nations claimed that 16,000 Russian troops have been deployed in Crimea, while Russia’s U.N. ambassador told an emergency Security Council meeting that Ukraine’s fugitive president requested them.

EU Calls for Summit European Union leaders called a special summit for Thursday, where they are expected to freeze visa liberalization and economic cooperation talks if Moscow hasn’t taken steps to calm the crisis.

U.S. Pulls Delegation The White House says the United States has decided not to send a presidential delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. (AP)


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Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw an NFL-record 55 TDs last year.

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A Short-Term Solution The Redskins decided to rent instead of buy when they slapped the franchise tag on linebacker Brian Orakpo on Monday. It was the smart-money move. The Redskins control their 2009 firstrounder for 2014 by paying $11.45 million rather than allowing Orakpo to seek a more lucrative deal when free agency begins March 11. Another team could still sign Orakpo by giving Washington two first-round picks, though that’s a real long shot. Carolina gave up two firsts to sign Washington’s franchised defenBy Rick sive tackle Sean Gil- Snider bert in 1999, which eventually brought cornerback Champ Bailey, linebacker LaVar Arrington and running back Clinton Portis to the Redskins while Gilbert was a bust. Orakpo isn’t worth $11.45 million, but the Redskins decided they couldn’t afford to lose him just yet. The team is reversing

a long history of letting players it drafted leave while pursuing free agents, which often proved wrong. This time it’s buying one more season to see if Orakpo is a long-term playmaker. Orakpo was healthy throughout 2013, but his pectoral injuries in 2011-12 still make him suspect for a five-year, megadollar deal. One offensive tackle could hook Orakpo’s arm backward and his career would be jeopardized. It’s too much money to risk long term without seeing a second healthy season. Orakpo hasn’t been quite the dominant pass rusher he was expected to be, but then he hasn’t gained enough help from

teammates to blossom. If the secondary improves — making passers wait an extra second looking for an open receiver — Orakpo will probably have a few more sacks per season. If defensive coordinator Jim Haslett truly was restrained by former coach Mike Shanahan, then let’s see if the new system creates the second coming of Dexter Manley and Charles Mann by turning Orakpo into a 15-sack pass rusher and Ryan Kerrigan into 10-plus. Orakpo has been a solid player when healthy, but he hasn’t been a difference-maker. When the Redskins won seven straight games in 2012, Orakpo was injured.

Orakpo isn’t worth $11.45 million, but the Redskins decided they couldn’t afford to lose him just yet.

But Washington has no pass pressure without him, so the team spent a third of its free agency budget to keep Orakpo. A long-term deal would have been more salary cap-friendly this season, but the uncertainty of whether Orakpo is worth it forced the short-term move. Also, without a first-rounder and no standout free agent available, the loss of Orakpo would have created another need on a team with too many already. Washington could still work out a long-term deal later, while Orakpo can refuse to sign and hold out. Both scenarios are unlikely. Orakpo wants to be treated as a higher-paid end but plays linebacker more, so discussions will probably go nowhere until after the season. Meanwhile, $11.45 million isn’t bad money for one season. Rick Snider has covered Washington sports since 1978. Follow him on Twitter @Snide_Remarks

Fifty-five touchdown passes. Fifteen wins. A fifth MVP trophy. Peyton Manning is more productive than he’s ever been, the final piece of evidence that Manning is as good as ever came Monday. As expected, Manning passed the exam on his surgically repaired neck that was required by his contract with the Broncos that will pay him $20 million next season, according to a person with knowledge of the results. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because results of medical checkups typically aren’t announced. Manning has said that if doctors tell him he’s at risk physically, he’d have no problem calling it a career. After his four neck procedures, including a spinal fusion that sidelined him for all of 2011 and eventually led to his release from Indianapolis, Manning has said he has steeled himself for that possibility. ARNIE STAPLETON (AP)

Meanwhile … Wide receiver Anquan Boldin will be back with the 49ers next season. The 49ers and Boldin agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract with $9 million guaranteed Monday, keeping quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s top target from last season from hitting free agency. (AP)


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Main storyline: Closing it out. The Terps have lost three of their past four games by a combined eight points — falling at Duke 69-67, vs. Syracuse 57-55 and in double overtime Sunday at Clemson 77-73. After missing out on a couple opportunities to vastly improve its tournament résumé, Maryland looks to improve its close-out ability against the worst team in the ACC. Player to watch: Terps forward Evan Smotrycz. The junior was 4-for-7 from 3-point range Sunday after shooting just 5-for-29 in his previous six games. Maryland could use his outside shooting to spread the floor. JEFFRE Y TOMIK (E X PRES S)


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Orlov Receives Two-Game Ban Dmitry Orlov has been suspended two games for boarding Flyers forward Brayden Schenn in the third period of Sunday’s game, leaving the Capitals without one of their top-four defensemen for a key set of back-to-back games this week. The NHL’s department of player safety deemed Orlov’s hit a “violent check” and continued a season-long trend of penalizing those who choose to drive players into the boards from behind. Orlov, 22, will forfeit $7,076.92 in pay and is eligible to return to the lineup on Saturday against Phoenix. It is the first suspension

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in the defenseman’s career, which spans 101 regular-season games over the past three years.

Orlov received a five-minute major penalty for boarding, an infraction that shifted the game in the Flyers’ favor and allowed them to mount a comeback en route to a 5-4 overtime win. Now not only did the hit cost the Capitals a chance to close out a victory, but it will test their blueline depth in games at Philadelphia and Boston on Wednesday and Thursday. Jack Hillen was called up from Hershey and will return to the lineup after missing five months with a fractured tibial plateau in his right leg. The 28-year-old played in two games with the Capitals this season before suffering the injury against Calgary on Oct. 3. K ATIE CARRER A (THE WASHINGTON POST )

College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll Florida, Wichita State and Arizona are the top three teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the second straight week. The Gators (27-2), who are on a school-record 21-game winning streak, were a solid No. 1 Monday, receiving 46 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Wichita State (31-0), the first team since Saint Joseph’s in 2004 to enter its conference tournament undefeated, was No. 1 on 14 ballots, while Arizona (27-2), which was ranked No. 1 for eight weeks earlier this season, got the other five first-place votes. Duke moved up two spots to fourth while Virginia, which won its first outright ACC title since 1981, jumped from 12th to fifth, the Cavaliers’ first Top Ten appearance since 2002. (AP) 1. Florida (46) 27-2 2. Wichita St. (14) 31-0 3. Arizona (5) 27-2 4. Duke 23-6 5. Virginia 25-5 6. Villanova 26-3 7. Syracuse 26-3 8. Kansas 22-7 9. Wisconsin 24-5

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Guinea Pig | Play It Again Reading a magazine at the gym? Bad idea. But turning a magazine into a gym is a pretty darn awesome one. Self Magazine’s new video channel (video.self.com) features a bunch of 10-minute workouts, exercise tips (for building a better butt, stronger arms and more) and silly segments involving comedians taking tough fitness classes. And it’s all free — after you sit through a few seconds of ads.

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Making Waves at the Gym The most important thing to bring to the gym? An active imagination. It’s what turns an indoor cycling class into a stage of the Tour de France, or a treadmill session into a marathon triumph. Add some California dreaming to a new piece of exercise equipment — the RipSurfer X, a 70-inch-long surfboard perched on a short, wobbly base — and you’ll be transported to the beach. That’s the premise of SurfSet, a group fitness concept that transforms squats, pushups and planks into new moves by adding a touch of instability and fantasy. “We’re keeping the fun of surfing but taking away the water, the sharks and the stinging coral,” says Jen Frankel, group fitness director for Crunch’s two Northern Virginia gyms. When the Tysons Corner and Reston locations opened in December, Frankel — a master trainer for SurfSet — made sure both were ready to help members catch a wave. Aquatic experience can come in handy for SurfSet, but it’s not necessary, says Frankel, who has never surfed a day in her life. She has, however, spent decades dancing as a Rockette and in Broadway shows. And she relies on her acting chops to make every class feel like a day at the beach. Just not a particularly relaxing one. Before launching into the warmup, Frankel introduces her students to the RipSurfer X units. There are bands on either side on the board that control how much it teeters,

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Crunch members “paddle out to sea” at a SurfSet class.

Instructor Jen Frankel is often mistaken for a surf pro, but she has never surfed.

and for beginners, she recommends hooking both in to provide stability. Most of the top of the board is covered with black matting, which is more comfortable on the knees and wrists. It also indicates where you can step safely; no mat and you’re likely to go splat. The first moves are simple:

Stand sideways, squat and let your feet rock from toes to heels. Pull up your surfer arms — the front one extending straight out and the other bent into your chest — as you step side to side, getting a feel for the board. Then turn so you’re facing front and squat again. If it feels shaky, that’s normal, Frankel says.

It’s why she has her students grab a weighted bar. They can plant one end on the ground for extra stability or pick it up for more of a strength and balance challenge. Her favorite forward-facing move: water walkers. Stand on one leg while you dip the other one into the air, as if you were sweeping your toes through the sea foam. Many SurfSet exercises play off similar visualizations. In “hot sand,” you quickly hop on and off the board, pretending that the beach is burning your soles. For “Jaws shark kicks,” you sit on the board facing forward, lean back and grip the edges. Then you imagine that a shark has appeared at your feet and you need to fend it off by smacking it with your heels. That core strengthener is also practical advice — if you ever happen to find yourself face to face with a great white. “If you strike

a shark on the nose, it’s supposed to retreat,” Frankel says. Almost any move you can do on land is also possible on a RipSurfer X. “Wave runners” are the SurfSet version of mountain climbers. And board burpees are downright cruel — although pretty similar to the pop-ups real surfers perform. (Too tough? Try it with your feet on the floor and your hands on the board.)

Details Crunch offers SurfSet classes at its Tysons club (8371 Leesburg Pike, Vienna) on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m., and at its Reston club (11951 Freedom Drive) on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. For more details, visit crunch.com.

“Because you’re on the board, you’re doing things differently and using every muscle in your body,” says Frankel’s student Loretta Douglas, 39. The Vienna resident is originally from Miami, so she especially appreciates the talk of sun and sand. “It helps you forget about how cold it is outside.” First-timer Mike McCabe, also from Vienna, got the hang of the RipSurfer quickly at a recent class. “It’s just enough to keep you offbalance,” says the 50-year-old, who’s glad that the workout is easier than actual surfing. “My kids surfed, but I never did it successfully.” Although the class might not prepare you to hang 10, it can help you hang in there. Those balance skills are going to be useful the next time you find yourself out on the water — the kind that’s frozen all over your front steps. VICK Y HALLET T (E XPRESS)


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I’ve been involved with a married man on and off for six years. Yes, it’s a cliche. He originally told me he was separating from his wife, but that never happened. He now says he’s waiting for his kids to be “on their own.” (It used to be when they left for college.) I feel like if I just hang on a little longer we can be together, but I know that is unrealistic to others. I am tired of being the other woman, but I can’t seem to shake him and move on. STUCK, VA.\

Worried About Baby Wait My husband and I had said that we would start trying to conceive around now, but I’m feeling like it isn’t the right time for children. There is instability in my job, and there are also some health problems in my in-laws’ family. My husband says these shouldn’t be reasons for us not to start trying, and that it might take a while to conceive anyway. I just don’t feel ready, but he is accusing me of backing out of our deal. NEED MORE TIME You have to ask yourself: If you woke up with a totally secure job and good news about your in-laws’ health problems, would you latch on to a different excuse? Are your deepest doubts about having kids specifically tied to these two issues, or would they apply anytime? If you’re truly on board with children, a delay in the game plan

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can be understandable. Life happens. But it’s only workable if you can set some specific parameters about exactly what needs to change and by when. If you’re delaying having kids in the way that the “gentleman” in the other letter on this page is delaying leaving his wife, then that’s a conversation that shouldn’t be delayed at all.

Is it unrealistic that he’ll leave his wife? Of course. (Count us in with the “others.”) So how should you get over him? First, by starting the process of actually being separated. Yes, it will hurt at first — probably badly, and possibly hideously. But until you really bring yourself to cut off contact, you can’t move on. This is especially true in your situation, where the nuts and bolts of your daily life’s structure won’t look that different after you’re broken up, so you need a clean break. And then you need friends, new interests, laughter, changes of scenery and, most of all, an exploration into how he came to get such a hold of you, despite what was best for you.

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Undergoing an iDXA scan isn’t a lot of work — just lie back and let the X-rays determine your body composition.

GE Lunar iDXA $200 | A client lies face up on a glass bed and is scanned with a low-dose X-ray. In seven minutes, he can see in color-coded bluntness how much of his body is fat (red) vs. lean mass (green). The $120,000 machine, which also checks bone density, is the only one that can measure fat around the organs, Miller says. “That’s the fat that’s most predictive of metabolic disorder, cardiovascular disease,” he says. “The higher that is, the worse off you are.”

An Ashburn, Va., lab offers assessments to help clients develop better weight-loss plans When a doctor told Dan McAuliffe it was time to drop some of his 208 pounds, he knew he’d need more than a gym routine — and the number on his scale. “I wanted to have a coordinated program that made sense to me, as opposed to just going into a gym and start lifting weight and exercising,” the 65-year-old Round Hill, Va., resident says. “I wanted a starting point.” He found one at the George Washington University Weight Management and Human Performance Laboratory (44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, Va.; go.gwu.edu/vstclab), where he underwent a battery of tests to determine his

Sporting Chance Although weightloss clients make up the bulk of its business, the lab also offers tests geared toward athletic performance. The VO2 Max ($75) measures aerobic capacity, the lactate threshold ($100) determines maximum intensity and the 30-second Wingate Cycle Test ($75) measures maximal anaerobic power.

lean mass percentage, body fat percentage and metabolic rate. Using that information, lab director Todd Miller and dietician Stephanie Mull developed an exercise and diet plan tailored specifically to McAuliffe. His fitness sessions emphasized building muscle in several target areas, and his meals added up to 1,900 calories per day. In six weeks, he lost 14 pounds. “Knowing what your caloric need is, knowing what your activity level is, knowing how much you need to lose,

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Put Your Body To These Tests Lab clients breathe into a tube for 10 minutes to find out their resting metabolic rate.

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InBody 720 BIA $100 | For half the price, clients can opt for a test using this $15,000 piece of equipment. It also measures body composition, but with slightly less accuracy, Miller says — it’s about 98 percent as accurate as iDXA. For two minutes, clients stand on it barefooted and grip handlebars to provide eight points of contact through which unfelt electric charges flow into the body. “It knows the resistance that muscle gives and fat gives and then calculates your composition,” Miller says. The pulses travel faster through muscle than fat.

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A Tough Hill Workout Brenda Martinez knows a lot about firsts. The track star was the first person in her family to graduate from college. At last year’s world championships, she became the first American woman to place in the top three in the 800 meters. And this week, the California native is taking her first trip to D.C. “I’m trying to do good things through my running,” says Mar-

tinez, 26, who’s part of a delegation of athletes lobbying for more federal funding for physical activity. The celebrity lineup, which also includes softball great Jennie Finch, Olympic gold medalwinning swimmer Cullen Jones and several pro football players, will be tackling a series of meetings on the Hill. The goal of the trip: to build support for the Personal Health Investment Today Act, which would allow Americans to pay for physical activity expenses with pre-tax dollars, as well as the Carol M. White Physical Education Pro-

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2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large leek, white and green parts, medium chopped (about 2 cups) 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1⁄2-inch dice 2 cups of 1 percent milk 1 ⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme 4 cups shredded Napa or savoy cabbage 1 ⁄2 pound smoked fish fillets

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Ingredients

(trout, whitefish, haddock or mackerel), skin discarded, fish coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon lemon juice Kosher salt and ground black pepper Thinly sliced scallions, to garnish Smoked paprika, to garnish

In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the leek and cook, stirring, until very soft but not colored, about 10 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Increase the heat to high, add the broth in a stream, whisking, and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes, milk and thyme, then bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover partially and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are just tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the cabbage and simmer until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the fish and lemon juice and cook just until the fish is heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and garnish with scallions and a sprinkle of paprika. (AP)

gram, which provides grants to schools and community organizations to improve physical education for children. Both issues are important to Martinez, who runs a summer camp for high school girls in Big Bear Lake, Calif., and mentors one young female athlete each year. “We run, and talk about making healthy choices,” Martinez says. Through these discussions — and her own experience — she has seen how lack of money can make fitness more difficult. When kids are wearing old shoes or don’t have access to the proper equipment, it’s

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“Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2” director Adam McKay told Empire magazine that there will be no more sequels in the franchise. “I think that’s it for Ron Burgundy,” McKay told the magazine, referring to the character played by Will Ferrell. McKay also hinted that he would not follow up with any of his other films, saying “I think that’s the last sequel we’re gonna do.” McKay previously directed “Step Brothers” in 2008 and “The Other Guys ” in 2010, both starring Ferrell. (E XPRESS)

43M The approximate number of viewers of Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony on ABC, making it the most watched Oscars in 10 years, according to the Hollywood Reporter. This year’s show earned a roughly 6 percent increase in viewers from last year’s telecast, which brought in 40.4 million viewers. Host Ellen DeGeneres also beat her previous record: The comedian earned 40.2 million viewers when she hosted the awards in 2007. (E XPRESS)

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That’s Not ‘All Right All Right All Right’ Matthew McConaughey, left, told reporters backstage at the Academy Awards on Sunday that he will not be returning to “True Detective” in its second season. McConaughey, who stars as Detective Rust Cohle on HBO’s hit series, said that “Season 1 was finite.” E! News reports “True Detective” in January had HBO’s highest rated drama premiere since 2010, with 2.3 million viewers. (E XPRESS)


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I’m really happy to get this iteration of it on videotape. I think we’re just about to change it, and I don’t mean deliberately, you can just tell it’s about to evolve into a new form. So I’m happy to have this version of it recorded so we can move on and get some new material and kind of feel like we’re not leaving behind something that wasn’t preserved. What is it about your relationship with Brickell that makes it so fruitful?

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Well, let’s put it this way … It’s got more of a pared-down orchestra with stringed instruments —in this case there will be the banjo, fiddle, cello, piano, maybe seven instruments. And the musicians will be on stage, integrated into the show. It has a beginning, middle and end, and a strong story. CHRIS TALBOT T (AP)

Moroccan the Boat: Comedian Chelsea Handler drew accusations of racism after she was invited to take over The Huffington Post’s Twitter account during Sunday night’s Oscars and repeatedly touted her upcoming book, “Uganda Be Kidding Me,” whenever “12 Years A Slave” received an award. In one, she tweeted, “Congratulations #12yearsaslave Go to Africa or buy #ugandabekiddingme.” People responded via Twitter with words like “disgraceful,” “offensive” and “racist.” Huffington Post senior executive director Perri Dorset said the site was upfront about the Twitter feed takeover, adding, “the views are theirs not ours.” (AP)

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brood of boys has gotten bigger. The musicians on Friday welcomed their third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale. Rossdale tweeted news of the birth Saturday and said Bowie and Flynn were their mothers’ maiden names. Apollo’s brothers are 5-year-old Zuma and 7-year-old Kingston. Rossdale and Stefani met in the mid-1990s and were married in 2002. (AP)

Liam Neeson says he’s “a little bit pissed off” at Mayor Bill de Blasio for wanting to shut down the horse-drawn carriage industry in New York. The actor said so last week on “The Daily Show,” alleging that critics have cited false information about how the horses are treated. He says the carriage drivers treat the horses like their own children. (AP)

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