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Do Not Feed the Pigeons, Or Light Their Cigarettes A London apartment fire is believed to be the work of an unusual arsonist — a pigeon. Firefighters believe the bird picked up a still-lit cigarette and ignited the blaze when it dropped it in its nest on the Stockwell apartment building’s roof on Wednesday, The Telegraph reports. Firefighters extinguished the fire. The building’s roof sustained damage, but no one was hurt. (EXPRESS) OVEREXPOSURE

Breaking Really, Really Bad Tennessee police found more than expected when they busted a man who fell asleep in a car in a McDonald’s parking lot last Saturday, The Tennessean reports. They discovered Tracy Strawn, 39, was running a methamphetamine lab out of his car. Police charged Strawn with three drug offenses and indecent exposure. Oh yeah, he was also partially nude from the waist down. (EXPRESS) VOCABULARY

Gambling Man Thought Blackjack Meant Blackout A businessman who lost $500,000 at a Las Vegas casino on Super Bowl weekend is arguing that he shouldn’t have to pay because he was blackout drunk. Southern California gambler Mark Johnston, 52, is suing the Downtown Grand for loaning him money and serving him drinks when he was visibly intoxicated. Nevada law bars casinos from allowing obviously drunk patrons to gamble. (AP)

HUMAN HAMSTERS: Artists Ward Shelley, top, and Alex Schweder are shown Tuesday performing “In Orbit” on a 25-foot-tall wheel made of wood, steel and furniture. They are living in the installation for 10 days at The Boiler, the Pierogi gallery’s performance space in Brooklyn, N.Y. Shelly lives on the outside of the wheel and Schweder on the inside.

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Military Sex-Assault Bill Blocked Measure fails Senate as Army reveals new groping allegation

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The Senate on Thursday blocked a bill that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute or prevent charges for alleged rapes and other offenses, capping an emotional, nearly yearlong fight over how to curb sexual assault in the ranks. The vote was 55-45, short of the 60 necessary to move ahead on the legislation sponsored by Sen. Kirst-

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en Gillibrand, D-N.Y. The Pentagon’s leadership vigorously opposed the measure, arguing that officers should have more responsibility, not less, for the conduct of those they lead. Proponents of the bill insisted that far-reaching changes in the Uniform Code of Military Justice

Meanwhile … Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair pleaded guilty Thursday to three charges that could send him to prison for up to 15 years. Sinclair still faces five other charges stemming from the claims of a captain who says the general twice forced her to perform oral sex. By pleading guilty to the lesser charges, Sinclair’s lawyers believe they will strengthen his case by potentially limiting some of the salacious evidence prosecutors can present. (AP)

are necessary to curb a scourge of rapes and sexual assaults. Under Gillibrand’s proposal, the decision to take serious crimes to courtsmartial would be given to military trial lawyers and would operate out of a newly established office independent of the chain of command. Shortly before the vote, it was reported that the Army is investigating its top sex-crimes prosecutor on allegations that he groped a female lawyer at a sexual-assault conference in 2011. Lt. Col. Joseph Morse was recently placed under criminal investigation, Army officials said. He has not been charged. (AP/ THE WASHINGTON POST )

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Judge: Texas Man Can Be Tried in Childhood Crime A Texas man accused of dousing a boy with gasoline and setting him on fire when he was a teen can be tried as an adult for murder after the victim died from his burns nearly 13 years later, a judge ruled Thursday. Don Willburn Collins was 13 when he was accused of attacking Robert Middleton in 1998. Middleton died in 2011 from skin cancer blamed on his burns. (AP) WASHINGTON

Pro Keystone XL Ad Gets Spot on White House Site The oil and gas industry got some prime real estate for its ad pressing President Barack Obama on the Keystone XL pipeline: the White House’s website. The White House site on Thursday embedded a live stream from the Fusion network of Obama’s town hall about Latino health care enrollment. But before the stream began, viewers saw an ad from the American Petroleum Institute urging them to tell Obama to approve the pipeline. (AP)

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Has Bitcoin Creator’s Cover Been Blown? Satoshi Nakamoto has long been assumed to be the pseudonym for the man (or woman) who created Bitcoin. The mysterious individual largely vanished from the Web after interest in the virtual currency began picking up steam. But Newsweek’s Leah McGrath Goodman believes she’s finally tracked down the person behind the world’s most controversial medium of exchange. And surprisingly, Satoshi Nakamoto is his real name. Newsweek worked with two forensic scientists on the extensive reporting project, which culminated in a driveway interview with Nakamoto himself. Was he the same Nakamoto who created Bitcoin? “I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it,” he said. “It’s been turned over to other people. … I no longer have any connection.” BRIAN FUNG (THE WASHINGTON POST)

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El Nino May Be Returning

The World Trade Center panoramic also is featured as a wrap-around cover of Time’s issue hitting newsstands today.

In NYC, It’s a View to a Thrill New York A new interactive photo taken from the spire of the nearly completed World Trade Center tower offers stunning 360-degree views that can be zoomed in and out. The image, taken by Time magazine,

was posted on its website Thursday. Users can pan across the photo and zoom in on the cityscape without losing clarity. Time said it got exclusive access to the tower’s spire. It took eight months to design and construct a 13-foot rotating arm to which a

camera was mounted. “Over a five-hour span of orbital shooting … the camera produced 567 pictures that were then stitched together digitally into a single massive — and zoomable — image of everything the eye can see in all directions,” the website says. (AP)

Mmm, Morning: Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed? There’s an app for that. Oscar Mayer says it has created a bacon-scented app for the iPhone; to emit a small puff reminiscent of bacon, the user needs an external device that plugs into the headphone jack. The app itself produces the sound of sizzling bacon. The company is giving away the aroma-producing device, which won’t be sold in stores. (AP)

Federal forecasters predict a warming of the central Pacific Ocean this year that will change weather worldwide. The warming, aka El Nino, is expected to lead to fewer Atlantic hurricanes, more rain next winter for drought-stricken California and southern states, and a milder winter for the nation’s northern tier next year. (AP)

Spring Forward Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Correction The headline on the Nation brief “Police Stop Woman From Driving Car Into Ocean” on page 3 in Thursday’s edition gave incorrect information. Bystanders and lifeguards rescued Ebony Wilkerson and her three children after Wilkerson drove her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday. Spot an error? Let us know at corrections@readexpress.com.


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Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, left, hands Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., a rifle on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.

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Oxon Hill, Md. Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 auditioned Thursday before some of the nation’s most ardent conservative leaders, calling for the party to unite behind a clear agenda and draw contrasts with Democrats. They’re filing across the Conservative Political Action Conference stage at a hotel complex just down the Potomac River from Washington — bashing the media, criticizing President Barack Obama and making a case for being the candidate who can win the White House. The three-day conference runs through Saturday, when conference organizers will announce the results of their annual symbolic presidential straw poll. KEN THOMAS AND STE VE PEOPLES (AP)

“We have to stop letting the media define who we are and what we stand for.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

“We all remember President Dole, President McCain and President Romney.” — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who praised the past GOP presidential nominees as “good men” but said conservatives lose when they don’t stand by their principles

“You better be smart. They’re taking your jobs. You better be careful.” — Donald Trump, warning Republicans against passing comprehensive immigration reform

President Barack Obama has treated the Constitution, “worse than a place mat at Denny’s.” — Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell

Controversy Atop Controversy The Congressional Black Caucus called on Republican leaders Thursday to strip Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., left, of his committee chairmanship after Issa abruptly ended a tense hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting controversy. Issa halted Wednesday’s hearing without allowing Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., to speak (and then cutting off his microphone). House Speaker John Boehner said he stands by Issa. (THE WASHINGTON POST )


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Simferopol, Ukraine Sometimes, the old actor remembers the war far too clearly. Though he was only a small child, he can tell you about the explosions, and the Nazi soldiers patrolling the streets. He can list the friends and relatives who didn’t survive. He punctuates his stories with angry imitations of machine-gun fire: “TAT-TAT-TATTAT-TAT.” The last thing he wants is for war to return to Crimea. So what did he think when Russian soldiers suddenly appeared last week on the streets of the regional capital city, a silent, heavily armed presence that surrounded the local parliament and deployed around Ukrainian military bases? He was relieved. “If the Russians weren’t here, the government of Ukraine would come and occu-

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py us,” said Vladimir Sukhenko, a retired stage actor. “They would make us speak Ukrainian.” Fear runs deep in Crimea, nourished by history and propaganda. If some Crimean Russians are quietly angry at the soldiers’ presence, more see them as protectors from a new Ukrainian government in Kiev that, they say, is ready to crush its Russian-speaking population. Like many in Crimea, Sukhenko, 77, derides the Kiev protesters, who drove the former pro-Russian president from power with demands for more democracy and closer ties to the European Union. “We need to be an autonomous republic.” From the late 1700s until the fall of the Soviet Union, Crimea was almost always under Russian and then Soviet control. Today, most Crimeans can trace their heritage to Russia and some here see themselves as only nominally Ukrainian. So there was barely a hint of public opposition when Russian President Vladimir Putin, furious

Witness: Pistorius Cried Over Shot Girlfriend As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the doubleamputee runner’s murder trial. (AP) SRINAGAR, INDIA

Students in India Expelled For Rooting for Pakistan Dozens of Muslim students from the disputed Indian territory of Kashmir were expelled from their university for cheering on the Pakistani cricket team during a televised match against archrival India, police said Thursday, while the Indian state’s elected leader called for leniency. (AP)

Meanwhile ... Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday when lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days — and Russian lawmakers pushed a bill to facilitate a handover. President Barack Obama condemned the planned referendum, saying it “would violate the Ukrainian constitution and violate international law.” Also Thursday, the EU announced limited punitive measures against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government, and the U.S. said it was imposing travel restrictions on opponents of Ukraine’s new government. Both were discussing further sanctions. (AP)

that an ally had been driven from power in Kiev, quietly dispatched soldiers last week to effectively seize control of Crimea. Because, beneath the geopolitics, many here are simply afraid. Some, like Sukhenko, fear that their language could be pushed aside. Others have darker fears: of anarchy, or roving bands of Ukrainian right-wing militants, or terrorists who target Russian-speakers. World War II-era Soviet newsreels are played and replayed on some channels, with one showing a Nazi swastika spreading across Europe and swallowing up every country in its path. The allegory is clear: the new government in Kiev, and the European Union, want to swallow up Russian-speaking Ukraine. In a country that was savaged during the war, such propaganda resonates deeply. “I’m so frightened of the chaos in Kiev,” said a grocer who identified herself only as Lyudmila. “It might come here.” TIM SULLIVAN (AP)

C. African Republic Mob Kills Town Leader Mbaiki, Central African Republic

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Russian troops have been greeted warmly by many in the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

The swarm of people showed up on their deputy mayor’s doorstep late on a Friday morning, just before the time of the Muslim prayers. By then, it no longer mattered that he was the deputy mayor. It didn’t matter that the mayor called him a brother, or that his family had lived in Mbaiki for almost a century. It didn’t even matter that his wife was seven months pregnant. It mattered only that he was Muslim. Saleh Dido was killed on Feb. 28 after a crowd of nearly 100 people, armed with knives, chased him from his home before catching him a few hundred yards from a police station, according to witness accounts. Two police officers were there.

Seeking U.N. Help Central African Republic’s foreign minister told the Security Council on Thursday that a U.N. peacekeeping mission is urgently needed in his country to bolster French and African troops struggling to contain sectarian killing between Muslims and Christians. One top U.N. official said there essentially has been a “cleaning” of the Muslim population in western Central African Republic. (AP)

But the attackers threatened to harm the families of anyone who sheltered Muslims, so they did nothing. Police commandant Yvon Bemakassoui declined to discuss the case. The fate of Dido, who was 46, shows how far the violence in the Central African Republic has gone, redefining who belongs here by

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Saleh Dido refused to leave Mbaiki and was eventually killed by a Christian mob.

their religion alone. It poses a deeply troubling question in a nation where hundreds of Muslims have been killed in just a few months: If even a prominent local official interviewed by a prominent Western aid group could not be saved

in his own hometown, who can? “I was born here; I had my children here,” he told the French newspaper Le Monde in mid-February. “I have been at the mayor’s office for five years. I took an oath. I am patriotic — why should I leave? I want to live in my country.” Congolese peacekeepers arrested 22 people in connection with the killing, and handed them over to the police. They were all set free. Nobody was charged. There is one other Muslim man in Mbaiki. But after Dido’s death, he is preparing to spend a few months with his children in the capital. In the end, even in death, Dido never got his wish to stay in Mbaiki. The Red Cross buried his body in another town three miles away. There are no longer any Muslims in that town either. KRISTA LARSON (AP)


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Spring Hopes Here’s a list of symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, according to the Mayo Clinic: hopelessness, anxiety, loss of energy, a heavy feeling in the limbs, difficulty concentrating. Basically, it’s a description of what I’ve been seeing on the Metro every morning — even in my reflection on the windows. Day after day of putting on your heaviest coat (and gloves and scarf and hat), trudging along frozen sidewalks hoping you won’t slip and knowing you won’t get home until after dark will do that to a person. The other day, I ran into a friend at Union Station who had just missed a MARC train back to Baltimore. I was picking up dinner on my way home after working late — and trying not to be tempted by Au Bon Pain’s pastry display. (Another symptom of SAD: craving foods high in carbs.) Like characters in a supremely mundane version of

“Game of Thrones,” we started talking about how “spring is coming.” Just imagining the thaw, the abundant sunlight and how we would soon savor the chance to step outside boosted my spirits. I want to keep that conversation going. So here’s another — much happier — list: reasons why your commute is about to get way better.

Metro’s Spring Break Between March 22 and April 13, Metro is pausing its “aggressive rebuilding efforts” to accommodate the extra traffic anticipated

Remember your bike? It’s that thing with two wheels you only like to get on when it’s over 50 degrees outside. You’ll have more reasons to use it soon if the District Department of Transportation makes good on this year’s proposal for 19 miles of new bike facilities. The plan, released last week, includes the long-awaited M Street cycletrack and lanes on G and I streets NE (so cyclists won’t have to contend with the traffic and streetcar tracks on H Street).

Potholepalooza Maybe part of the reason you feel like you’re in a rut this winter is because you’re actually in a rut. The winter weather that’s been messing with our heads has also done a number on local roads, so this year’s 30-day pothole-filling campaign in the District promises to be a doozy. There’s no need to wait for the official start on March 20. Report any you find by dialing 311, using the DC311 app or tweeting @DDOTDC. Crews are committed to getting each pothole promptly. So you can enjoy smooth roads while you’re cruising down the street with your top down and your shades on. Now that’s a happy image, right?

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Police: Bullets May Link Alexandria Killings SCENES CAN BE DIFFICULT BECAUSE THEY GET DAMAGED, OBSCURING THEIR MARKINGS.

Police on Thursday announced that the slayings of three high-profile Alexandria residents over the past decade may be linked, saying an examination of the bullets shows the same gun could have been used. Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook said Thursday that a forensic examination of the bullets does not prove the same weapon was used in all three cases. But the

markings imprinted on the bullets as each was fired are similar enough, Cook said, that police are now treating the February slaying of music teacher Ruthanne Lodato, 59; the 2003 slaying of sheriff’s wife Nancy Dunning, 56; and the November 2013 killing of regional transportation planner Ronald Kirby, 69, as a series.

“The cases appear to be linked,” Cook said. “But until we have evidence to point to only one suspect, we investigate all possibilities.” Police had already noted other similarities in the cases. They all occurred in daylight, at homes within two miles of one another. The killer or killers didn’t force their way in. But the link between

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was the possibility that her slaying might be connected to Kirby’s and Dunning’s. Police said a man knocked at Lodato’s door the morning of Feb. 6 and opened fire as the music teacher and her elderly mother’s caretaker answered. The caretaker survived. The killer, who was described as an older bearded, balding man, fled. Police said they still had no idea what could have motivated the slayings. They said detectives were combing through the victims’ lives and hoping that a sketch of a suspect in the Lodato case might produce tips. M AT T Z A P O T O S K Y A N D

The sketch of the suspected gunman in Ruthanne Lodato’s Feb. 6 slaying.

the bullets is the first forensic connection that police have revealed. Alexandria residents had already been on edge since Lodato’s killing, which was shocking in its own right. But deepening residents’ fear

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Thompson Nears Plea Over Shadow Campaign Washington Jeffrey Thompson, the prominent D.C. businessman whom investigators consider the architect of an illegal campaign effort for Mayor Vincent Gray four years ago, is in the final stages of talks with federal prosecutors to strike a plea agreement, according to several people familiar with the discussions. For nearly three years, prosecutors have been building a case against Thompson, who is identified by associates as financing a more than $650,000 off-the-books “shadow campaign” on Gray’s behalf. Gray, who has said he did nothing wrong, is seeking re-election and leads in polls published ahead of the April 1 primary. Thompson is a critical fig-

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Va. Gets Half-Smoked Ben’s Chili Bowl, a D.C. institution since 1958, opened its first Virginia outpost in Rosslyn on Thursday and comedian Bill Cosby, left, was on hand. Gesturing to Arlington National Cemetery, Cosby said, “I want my body buried not far, so my ghost can get up, make the trip here instead of flying all the way over to U Street.” (THE WASHINGTON POST )


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QUIZ 1. On Sunday you: A. Watched college hoops for bracket research B. Watched the Oscars C. Met friends for a run, then gorged on quinoa D. Went to 9:30 Club to hear St. Vincent E. Counted the instances of sideboob on the Oscar red carpet F. Flipped through Express Sunday * 2. If you could invite anyone, dead or alive, to dinner it would be: A. Bryce Harper B. Jennifer Lawrence C. Denise Austin D. Chuck Brown E. Amanda Bynes F. Hillary Rodham Clinton 3. Your go-to snack is: A. Nachos B. Buttery popcorn C. Kale chips D. Half-smokes E. Vodka F. Cronuts 4. When family comes to town, you’re most apt to take them to: A. A Nats game B. E Street Cinema C. Rock Creek Park D. Jose’s Table at Minibar. Let them front the $3,000 bill. E. Verizon Center F. Whatever Express’ Top Stops endorses

Burning Questions Ubiquitous online quizzes tap into a need to pinpoint our personalities New York For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: “Which sandwich are you?” After answering a series of unscientific, seemingly unrelated questions, which included selecting her favorite doughnut from a lineup of frosted pastries, she had her answer (grilled cheese). But she’s not the only one who’s comparing herself to sandwiches lately. Chances are, you’ve been doing it, too. A recent explosion of silly online personality quizzes, most of them created by the young social media mavens at Buzzfeed.com, has everybody talking about which state they ought to be living in and which Harry Potter character they are. Buzzfeed says the quizzes are smashing traffic records and generating more Facebook comment threads than any posts in its history.

Experts say the phenomenon isn’t surprising given the age-old fascination with that central question — “Who AM I?” — and a desire to compare ourselves with others in a social media-obsessed society.

The Creators A scroll through the Quizzes page on Buzzfeed reveals a bewildering assortment, many infused with pop culture references. Which celebrity cat are you? Which pop diva? Which “Girls” character? What career should you actually have? The ability to create a quiz was encoded into Buzzfeed’s in-house content management system a little more than a year ago. Essentially any staff member has the autonomy to create one. There are no rules regarding quiz-making, but each one follows the same format: You start with the results and work backward based on general personality traits that go with each answer. “If you take a ‘Parks and Rec’ quiz and you get Leslie Knope, then you’re very enthusiastic,” says Summer Burton, Buzzfeed’s managing editorial director. “It’s almost like you pick three or four adjectives, and

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then those kind of go into figuring out what the answers for each question are going to be. And assigning them to a result.” The trick to creating an addictive personality quiz is similar to the art of writing a good horoscope. It has to be broad and allencompassing yet make people believe the answer applies to them personally. What makes these online quizzes so alluring is that they can be instantaneously shared with hundreds of friends on Facebook for instant feedback.

The Future But will people eventually burn out on them? Is there such a thing as one Beyonce quiz too many? “They don’t alienate anyone. They’re a way to kill time. They’re fun,” says Laura Portwood-Stacer, who teaches media culture at New York University. “Once the novelty … and the results wear off, the trend might dip a bit. But I do think this kind of impulse won’t necessarily go away. It might just take a different form.” MEGHAN BARR (AP)

The Origins Personality quizzes have been around for decades, gracing the covers of magazines to lure us in. Nor are they new to the Internet, where quizzes can be found on such sites as Zimbio.com. But the recent wave of popularity can be traced to Buzzfeed, where a team of about 100 content creators have been producing one to five quizzes a day for the past few months. The push to pump out as many quizzes as possible started a few months ago after Buzzfeed editors realized that a quiz called “Which ‘Grease’ Pink Lady are you?” ranked among the most-trafficked posts of 2013. (AP)

6. This spring’s “it” color is: A. Red B. Metallic C. High-visibility neon D. Radiant Orchid E. What color is Miley Cyrus’ tongue? F. Blue and yellow 7. What is your favorite movie? A. “Rudy” B. I can’t choose! C. “Rocky” D. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” E. “Cruel Intentions” F. “Citizen Kane” 8. At a bar, you always order: A. A pitcher of beer B. A martini C. Coconut water D. DC Brau’s latest E. Skinnygirl margarita F. Tasting flight 9. Your idea of the perfect vacation is: A. Watching spring training in Florida B. Los Angeles trip C. Yoga retreat in Costa Rica D. Staycation: View “American Cool” at the Portrait Gallery E. Las Vegas, baby! F. Iceland trip You Got Mostly: A’s: Sports B’s: Friday Lookout C’s: Tuesday Fit D’s: Weekend Pass E’s: People page F’s: You love it all * Get Express Sunday by signing up at SavingsNow .washpost.com.


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New Trick Is Using Old Guys Over-30 group gives Wizards an added spark off the bench

The ‘AARP Group’ ANDRE MILLER Age: 37 NBA experience: 14 years Different teams played for: 6

Wizards Over the past few years, the Wizards went through a rebuilding process that saw them jettison veterans in favor of building a young core that would comprise the future of the franchise. It’s been a largely successful endeavor, with All-Star guard John Wall, emerging sharpshooter Bradley Beal, and to a far lesser extent, Otto Porter Jr., the No. 3 pick in the 2013 draft, coming together as a trio that Wizards fans can expect to see for years to come.

DREW GOODEN Age: 32 NBA experience: 11 years Different teams played for: 10

AL HARRINGTON Age: 34 NBA experience: 15 years Different teams played for: 7

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But a funny thing happened during their push toward a playoff berth. The Wizards are going old — and it’s working. The veteran players on Washington’s bench — t he newly acquired Andre Miller and Drew Gooden, and the recently healthy Al Harrington — have provided a surprising spark during the team’s 7-2 stretch since the All-Star break. “They are big for us in just what they bring off the court,” Wizards forward Trevor Ariza said. “They have been big for us in practice, getting everybody together, focusing more. Just on the court what they

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Andre Miller has averaged 3.9 points and 3.0 assists since joining the Wizards.

do, they outsmart people. They know they are a little bit older so they use their wisdom a little better than a lot of us do.” Miller, acquired Feb. 20 to backup Wall, has averaged just 3.9 points and 3.0 assists in seven games with the Wizards, but his attitude and experience have been clearly noticeable on the second-

team unit. “[Andre] just does his steady self,” coach Randy Wittman said. “The numbers aren’t going to wow you, but he just controls that group out there.” Washington brought in Harrington this year for some instant offense, but the 15-year vet missed a chunk of the season with knee

issues that required surgery. Since his return, he’s given the team valuable minutes. Harrington shocked everyone — even himself — in Wednesday’s win over Utah when he threw down a dunk. “I was kind of surprised that I got up there, so it felt good,” he said. The f inal member of Wittman’s “AARP group,” as he jokingly labeled his old-timers, Drew Gooden, was out of the league until the team signed him to a 10-day contract Feb. 26. Gooden likely will stick around the remainder of the regular season, and if he can provide anywhere near his career averages of 11.8 points and 7.5 rebounds, it would be a huge bonus. “The good thing is that we are in a winning situation,” Gooden said. “Whatever it is for me to help this team reach their goal, I’m going to do it.” ELLIOT T SMITH (FOR E XPRESS)

World Cup Warmups: The United States will prepare for the World Cup with home exhibition games against Azerbaijan, Turkey and Nigeria. The U.S. Soccer Federation says coach Jurgen Klinsmann, left, and the Americans will host Azerbaijan at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park on May 27, then play Turkey at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., on June 1. The U.S. faces Nigeria at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on June 7 before heading to Brazil and the American base camp in Sao Paulo. (AP)

Georgetown at No. 6 Villanova SAT., 2 P.M., FOXS1

Main storyline: Chance for a key road win. The Hoyas have three quality wins on neutral courts and beat Creighton at home, but they’re still waiting for a big road victory. Player to watch: Hoyas forwards Mikael Hopkins and Aaron Bowen. They gave Doug McDermott fits this week; will they do the same defending JayVaughn Pinkston?

Holy Cross at American SAT., 5:30 P.M., CBSSN

Main storyline: Eyes on NCAA bid. The Eagles host Holy Cross in the Patriot League semifinals. American won both meetings with the Crusaders this season, including a 63-57 victory at home Feb. 1. Player to watch: Eagles guard John Schoof. After a two-point performance in the season finale, he went for 16 points in the quarters.

No. 5 Virginia at Maryland SUN., NOON, CBS

Main storyline: ACC sendoff. In its final ACC regular-season game, Maryland will face the Cavaliers, who are 16-1 in the league and clinched their first outright ACC title in 33 years last weekend. Player to watch: Terps guard Seth Allen. After hitting 6 of 9 3-pointers vs. Syracuse, Allen went 4-for-16 in his last two games from behind the arc. JEFFRE Y TOMIK (E X PRES S)


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Offensive Top Targets

The Redskins have many key pieces in place on offense, including quarterback, left tackle, top wide receiver, running back, tight end and fullback. But the unit has a number of deficiencies as well, and so they’ll look to free agency and the draft to address these areas. Free agency gets underway in just a few days. The negotiation window opens Saturday, and then at 4 p.m. Tuesday, teams can sign players to contracts. Here’s a look at some of the biggest holes on the offensive side of the ball, and how Washington could fill them. MIKE JONES (THE WASHINGTON POST )

Coach Mike Krzyzewski was hospitalized after Wednesday’s game.

Duke Says Coach K Is Feeling OK Coach Mike Krzyzewski is out of the hospital and at practice with No. 4 Duke after feeling light-headed during a loss at Wake Forest. A team spokesman said Krzyzewski led practice on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the school issued a statement that Krzyzewski was taken to Duke University Hospital in Durham for a precautionary examination after the 82-72 loss in Winston-Salem. He was sent home in the early morning after the school says his condition improved. The 67-year-old Hall of Fame coach took a knee during a timeout in the second half of Wednesday night’s game. He did not attend the postgame news conference. Associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski said after the game that Krzyzewski had not been sick and has been in good physical shape. (AP)

TV Lineup CAPITALS (SAT., 7 P.M., CSN) The Caps look to get into playoff position as they host the Phoenix Coyotes, who open a four-game road trip Saturday at Verizon Center.

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Pierre Garcon is firmly entrenched as the No. 1 receiver, but Washington needs to give Robert Griffin III more weapons. The Redskins need another outside threat to line up opposite Garcon because Josh Morgan is a free agent and Leonard Hankerson faces an uncertain future as he recovers from a torn ACL. Washington also needs a slot receiver with Santana Moss now a free agent as well. The Redskins could look to free agency to fill one role, and the draft for the other.

Tyler Polumbus displayed improvement, but he still had his fair share of struggles. The Redskins would like to add a more athletic, more powerful right tackle this offseason. Second-year pro Tom Compton worked as a backup swing tackle last season and could contend for a promotion this offseason. But Washington still will likely look outside the organization to address this position.

The Redskins have opted for smaller, quicker interior linemen because of how they do better in the zoneblocking scheme. But Jay Gruden has made it clear the line needs some fixing. Center Will Montgomery and right guard Chris Chester struggled last season. Those two, left guard Kory Lichtensteiger, and backups Josh LeRibeus and Adam Gettis remain under contract, but it would be surprising to see the Redskins not address this position in free agency. Some shuffling also remains possible. Lichtensteiger could move to center while someone else takes over at left guard.

Top wide receivers available: Eric Decker (Denver), Hakeem Nicks (New York Giants), Golden Tate (Seattle), James Jones (Green Bay), Julian Edelman (New England), Andre Roberts (Arizona)

Top tackles available: Anthony Collins (Cincinnati), Michael Oher (Baltimore), Austin Howard (New York Jets)

Top guards/centers available: G Geoff Schwartz (Kansas City), G Rodger Saffold, top (St. Louis), C Evan Dietrich-Smith (Green Bay), C Brian de la Puente (New Orleans)

Broncos Cut Bailey: The Denver Broncos say they have released cornerback Champ Bailey, left, after 10 seasons with the team. His release Thursday was a cost-cutting move, with the 12-time Pro Bowler scheduled to make around $10 million next season. Broncos boss John Elway called the decision “difficult.” He added that Bailey’s “among the best cornerbacks to ever play the game and one of the finest players in the history of the Broncos.” Bailey has been a fan favorite since his arrival in the Mile High City in 2004, when he was acquired from Washington. Bailey’s 52 interceptions are the most among active cornerbacks. (AP)


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Rebecca Armendariz and her roommate had a challenging landlord: slow to respond to maintenance requests and frequently out of town, so she couldn’t drop by to check on problems in person. Armendariz, a 29-year-old Web editor, had shrugged it off, thinking: “It wasn’t that big of a deal,” she says. “We knew we weren’t going to get an immediate response out of her, so we just dealt with things ourselves.” But then their Bloomingdale basement apartment flooded — once in 2011 and twice in 2012. Their landlord failed to make fixes that would prevent future flooding. She did rip out the apartment’s moldy, waterlogged floorboards — and never replaced them. Armendariz was living on concrete floors with furniture CONTINUED ON R3

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ruined by floodwater. Armendariz says she learned a lesson: “Know your rights as a tenant.” Local laws all give tenants the right to safe, sanitary housing. Generally, that means landlords must provide heat, running water and structural soundness (i.e., walls that don’t fall down.) Here are tips for dealing with your landlord when your rental needs serious repair work.

Speak Up Soon

Tenant rights lawyer Dorene Haney’s tips for renters: Read your lease and know your rights in your jurisdiction. Get any kind of agreement with your landlord in writing. Joel Cohn of D.C.’s Office of the Tenant Advocate also recommends documenting every interaction with your landlord. Put every repair request in writing, even if you asked for it

tenant/landlord issues (see sidebar). In D.C., that’s the Office of the Tenant Advocate. OTA will recommend that you sign up for a housing inspection from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, says legislative director Joel Cohn. Then OTA can advise you on what to do next. Most local jurisdictions also offer mediation services. D.C. offers free conciliation services through the Department of Housing and Community Development. A conciliator can try to help you and your landlord come to a mutually agreeable solution. In D.C., that doesn’t cost renters or landlords a dime.

even collapsed ceilings. “That was a surprise to me when I first started doing this type of law — how many people had ceilings fall on them,” she says. (She estimates she handled about 10 of those cases in her first two years.)

Get Officials Involved If talking doesn’t yield results, consult the local agency that handles

Rebecca Armendariz broke her lease after months of seeking repairs.

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in person. Avoid text messages and voicemail; email is better. And take pictures documenting the problem, from beginning to end. D.C. tenants can also file a petition to ask for a rent discount because of maintenance problems; how to do so depends on whether your apartment falls under D.C.’s rent-control law, so contact OTA for more information, Cohn says. L.E.W.

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Dorene Haney, a Washington-area lawyer who has been specializing in tenants’ rights for 15 years, says communication is key: Don’t be afraid to talk to your landlord, especially when you think there’s a recurring problem looming. Haney says she has seen it all,

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Answers to common renter questions from the D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate

What counts as “normal wear and tear”? Do I really have to pay for recaulking the tub for the first time in six years? “Normal wear and tear” (or “ordinary wear and tear”) refers to deterioration in the condition of the landlord’s property that is to be reasonably expected from “normal” use. Many leases require the vacating tenant to leave the premises in “good condition, subject to normal wear and tear.” “Good condition” generally means as good as it was at the start of the tenancy. But the tenant is not required to maintain the premises in precisely as good a condition. That would be unreasonable, since virtually all household items have a limited “useful life,” and therefore deteriorate even with the best of care. Thus the

concept of “normal wear and tear” is closely related to the concept of “depreciation.” Conversely, if any tenant action (or inaction) is inconsistent with “normal use,” and that misuse has damaged the property, the landlord is not required to absorb the cost of repair or replacement. Rather, the tenant must compensate the landlord for property damage beyond normal wear and tear. According to case law, examples of damage due to normal wear and tear include nail holes, minor scratches and marks on the walls or floors, and worn carpet. Examples of damage beyond normal wear and tear

Take It to Court Still struggling? You can file a suit, but “going to court is going to be a more difficult proposition,” Haney says. A lawsuit takes time, though the D.C. courts offer a “housing condi-

“Examples of damage due to normal wear and tear include nail holes, minor scratches and marks on the walls or floors, and worn carpet. Examples of damage beyond normal wear and tear include tearing down walls or fixtures without consent, and filth caused by the tenant’s failure to clean.”

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tions calendar” that allows tenants to sue landlords and receive a first hearing within 30 days. Filing a suit may also require a lawyer, whose services can cost as much as $2,000, Haney says. But the District and some area counties can connect low-income renters with pro bono legal aid.

Break Your Lease Some renters, Armendariz included, decide to break their leases. “My roommate and I just wanted out of the whole situation,” she says. Breaking a lease usually entails paying a penalty. Your landlord may require you to pay rent until another tenant is found — and pay for advertising the space, too. In Armendariz’s case, her landlord wanted to keep her $1,850 security deposit. So Armendariz consulted OTA. Armendariz says she decided “to save time and hassle” and forgo a court date. OTA helped her draft a document breaking the lease and agreeing to give up the security deposit. Now she’s much happier, she says, living on the second f loor of a Petworth rowhouse, where no f loodwaters can reach her. LIZ ES SLE Y WHY TE (FOR E XPRES S)

include tearing down walls or fixtures without the landlord’s consent, and filth caused by the tenant’s failure to clean. Regarding bathtub recaulking, sources are somewhat inconsistent as to how often this needs to be done. Still, there are other considerations. The tenant could be responsible if he or she damaged the tub, or failed to adequately clean it, allowing mold to grow. But the tenant should not be held responsible for problems caused by factors outside his or her control. That includes poor caulking materials chosen by the landlord or the lack of proper ventilation (i.e., a fan). Upon moving in, the tenant should photograph any disrepair with a timestamp and provide copies to the landlord. That should help prevent unfair charges for damage. If the tenant has caused damage beyond normal wear and tear to an

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Where to Go for Help D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate (202-719-6560, ota.dc.gov) A District office that helps tenants evaluate rental complaints and draft court documents. DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition (202-628-3688, tenac.org) A nonprofit that educates tenants and lobbies for tenants’ rights. Maryland Montgomery County Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs (240-777-0311, bit.ly/1eHegpS) A county office that educates and helps tenants resolve disputes. Maryland Attorney General (410-528-8662, www.oag.state .md.us) The go-to for tenant-landlord affairs in Prince George’s County. Virginia Fairfax County Consumer Affairs Branch (703-222-8435, 1.usa.gov/ORjx4U) An office that can provide mediation for renter-landlord disputes. Arlington County Housing Services (703-228-3765, housing.arlingtonva .us) A county office for information and mediation services. Alexandria Office of Housing (703-746-4990, 1.usa.gov/NKYhfN) An office that helps landlords and tenants resolve complaints. L.E.W.

aged item, the tenant should not be charged for an expensive new one. Rather, the tenant should be charged only the difference in the value immediately before and immediately after the damage occurred. If factors outside the tenant’s control contributed to the damage, then the charge should be adjusted accordingly. The landlord may not use the security deposit to repair or replace items damaged only by normal wear and tear. The District strictly regulates how the landlord must handle tenant security deposits. This column is for informational purposes only. Contact the D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate if you have any questions about a specific dispute with your landlord. Have a question for the advocate? Send it to us at asktheadvocate@ readexpress.com, and you may see it answered in an upcoming Ready to Rent.

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X Central A/C X Ceiling fans X Wall to Wall carpeting X Close to downtown X Metro X Shopping and groceries

Studio, 1BR & 2BRs Starting at $1525

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Pre-Leasing Now!

Milestone at 2nd Street 5704 2nd Street NE Washington, DC 20011

The Woodner 3636 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20010

Brand new apartment homes now available for pre-lease. Features include hardwood floors, black appliances, ceiling fans, on-site laundry, and much more. Don't miss out on this opportunitycall today!

Studios starting at $1099 6 Weeks Free Rent on Select Units -On-Site Grocery and Dry Cleaner -Walking Distance to Columbia Heights Metro -Fitness Center and Underground Parking

1 & 2 BRs Starting at $1150

202-601-4248 www.eandggroup.com

Studios & 1BRs Starting at $1099 888-703-7376

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River Hill Apartments 2942 2nd St., SE Washington, DC 20032

Friendship Court 4632 Livingston Rd.,SE Washington, DC 20032

You'll Be The Lucky One Here at River Hill Apartments One & Two Bedrooms Starting At $799.00 $35.00 Application Fee W/W Carpet/Individually Controlled Heat & Air Dishwasher/Frost Free Refrigerator Laundry Room In Every Building

Friendship Court with it's unbeatable prices and great location was created for those who know what they want out of life! . $20 Application Fee!! Call for Appointments on Saturdays only!!!!

1, 2 BRs Starting at $799

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1BRs Starting at $729 2BRs Starting at $829

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The Overlook at Oxon Run 3700 9th St. SE Washington DC 20032

*Must M/I by Feb 28, 2014. New Gated Community w/affordable rents & unbelievable rates! 24 hr. concierge, moments to metro, metrobus at doorstop, salon, & much more. Max income $45,180 for family of 1. $51,600/per 2 , $58,080/ per 3., $64,500/ per 4.

1 BRs Starting at $950

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CALL ABOUT OUR SPECIALS! The Courts at Byran Place & The Courts at South Capitol 3800 South Capitol Street SE Washington, DC 20032

Newly renovated aparment homes in SE DC with great amenities. Wall-to-wall carpet, brand new appliances, close to transportation. Hardwood floor and in-unit washer/dryer in select apartments. Water/sewer, gas, and trash included in rent.

Studio, 1, 2, & 3 BRs Starting at $839

202-683-7341 www.eandggroup.com

ONE BR'S NOW ON SPECIAL- CALL FOR DETAILS!!

Milestone Apartments 2505 N Street SE Washington, DC 20019

Friendship Crossing Apartments 57 Galveston Street SW Washington, DC 20032

Beautiful, newly renovated apartment homes at 5 covenient locations. Wall to wall carpet, individual climate control, and water/sewer, gas, and trash included in rent. Hardwood floors and dishwashers available in select units. $25 Application Fee! $100 Security Deposit Special It's getting cold outside stay warm on us!! Have it all at Friendship Crossing ... A gated community just minutes to shopping, dining, 495, 295 & metro.Fully renovated apartment homes in a park like atmosphere.New and upgraded appliances, laundry facilities in each bldg.

Studio, 1, 2, & 3 BRs Starting at $995

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Brand New Apartments at the Waterfront Metro

Sky House 1150 4th Street SW Washington, DC 20024

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Pet Friendly; large dogs welcome Smoke - free community 24 hour KICK Fitness Center 360 degree views of DC & beyond

Studio,1 & 2 BRs Starting at $1650

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Eagles Crossing 1116 Irvington St., SW Washington, DC 20032

Comfort, convenience & quality... Eagle's Crossing has it all. Our garden-style spacious apts. offer beautifully landscaped grounds w/easy access to public transportation, min. away from downtown, 295, and the Metro.

Studio, 1, 2 BRs From the $700s

202-969-3029

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Gateway Gardens 4203 58th Avenue Bladensburg, MD 207101,004

Located in suburban Maryland. Gateway Gardens offers comfort and convenience minutes away from shopping, restaurants, entertainment, Metro bus and Metro rail. A modern apartment that is cable-ready, not to mention a balcony or patio.

1,2,3BR's Starting at $1,004-$1,690

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QUINCY VILLAGE APTS 5301 Quincy St. Bladensburg, MD 20708

Fully Renovated apartments, Black on black appliances with maple or cherry finish cabinetry, large walk-in closets with built-in organizers, wallto-wall carpet, electronic residential building entry system, 24 hour fitness center, and street parking. Utilities and Gas extra.

1 BR's 734 sq. ft. Starting at $800

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Hillside Heights 5237 Marlboro Pike Capitol Heights, MD 20774

Penn Southern 4113 Southern Avenue Capitol Hts, MD 20743

* Renovated Units w/granite countertops & tile floors * New appliances and cabinetry in select apartments * Accessible to Metro and 495, Suitland Parkway * On bus line* Spectacular location * New Security Entry Door system

All credit considered. FIOS ready. Upgraded eat-in kitchens. Paint options available in select apartments. Individually controlled air conditioning & heat. Close to Metro. K Minutes from Washington DC & Capitol Hill K Pool, sundeck, playground K Business Center

Fall in Love with Woodland Springs!! Prices Starting at $830

Woodland Springs 6617 Atwood Street District Heights, MD 20747

Carriage Hill Apartments 3416 Curtis Drive #T3 Hillcrest Hts, MD 20746

Cypress Creek 5603 Cypress Dr. Hyattsville, MD 20782

Studio - 3BR's Starting at $910

888-619-0052

Studio, 1,2,3BR Starting at $876 -$1355

866-810-0275

All credit considered. All utilities included Immediate move ins available.

OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND! NOTHING IS SWEETER THAN OUR PRICES Cypress Creek is the perfect urban retreat! Convenient to University of MD, Howard University & 4 Metro lines to the City. Spacious floor plans, fully equipped contemporary kitchen. Olympic size pool w/sundeck,fitness center. Beautiful wooded setting adjacent to Michigan Park . CALL FOR RENT SPECIALS!

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Overlook Apartments 1507 Ray Rd. Hyattsville, Md. 20782

Overlook Apartments offer newly renovated apts w/Metro, DC and 495 right at your fingertips. Variety of spacious floorplans. Sparkling pool. Pets welcome. Income restrictions apply. *some restrictions apply. Wheelchair Accessible 1 BR apt. available with W/D in home!

1 BRs $1175 2 BRs $1299

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La Plata Grande Gardens 656 Piscataway Ct. La Plata, MD 20646

FIRST MONTHS RENT FREE LIMITED TIME Washer/Dryer/Dishwasher In unit We pay Water/Sewer/Trash Handicapped Accessible unit Available

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Cameron Pointe 1113 Nalley Road Landover, MD 20785

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Month to Month Leases Available 1 Bedroom available Immediately! Gated Community & Secured Entrances Free passes to PG Co. Learning Center Indoor Pool Newly Renovated, W/D in most units Close to Wegmans & Metro 5% Disct. for teachers, military, police.

Kent Village 6707 Hawthorne St. Landover, MD 20785

Located within minutes of downtown DC and the 495 Beltway. Only one block from the Landover Road Metro. Metro bus stop on the community. Newly renovated 1and 2 bedroom apartments and 2 bedroom townhomes. Comfort and convenience at an affordable price.

Summerlyn Place Apts 14709 Shiloh Court #X1 Laurel, MD 20708

Just moments from Main Street's antique stores, shopping and fine dining, you will be glad to come home to the comforts and amenities of your spacious Summerlyn Place apartment. *on select units

1,2,3 & 4 Br's Starting at $1,000 301-322-4422

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Queenstown Apartments 3301 Chillum Road Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

Come March into Queenstown with our HALF OFF SPECIAL! 1 DAY ONLY! Enjoy the Clean, Cool, Convenience of living at Queenstown Apts. 1 block from West Hyattsville Metro, Newly Renovated Apt homes (limited). Offering 1& 2 BR Apts, FREE After School Program, min. from Howard & MD Univ, on-site security, fitness/ business center. Hablamos Espa単ol.

Oxon Hill Village 2260 Alice Avenue Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Nestled between the District of Columbia and historic Virginia, Oxon Hill Village offers a variety of floorplans, free services and amenities including a fitness center. indoor gymnasium, business center and all utilities included.

Southview 1309 Southview Dr. Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Open the door to the GOOD LIFE at Southview. With these spacious, affordable and conveniently located apartment homes, the GOOD LIFE is waiting for you inside and out. An easy commute takes you downtown by car or Metro, while back home, recreation areas and our two pools keep everyone active. Don't deny yourself the lifestyle you know you deserve. Visit Southview and get ready to live it!

1, 2, & 3 BRs Starting at $1009

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1BR- 3BR's Starting at $1095-$1785

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Studio,1, 2, 3BR's Starting at $813 -$1410

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SAME RENT TILL 2017!!!

Privacy World 2600 Glenallen Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20906

Eleven55 Ripley 1155 Ripley St Silver Spring,MD 20910

Home of high standards by residents & mgmt GLENMONT METRO STATION right across the street Landscaped & lighted fenced grounds Short walk to shopping, churches, banks, & public parks H 24 hr Emergency service & controlled entry access buildings H H H H

LET OUR STORY BE YOUR STORY. Stunning brand new apartments in downtown Silver Spring. Now offering one and half month FREE rent for a limited time.

1, 2, & 3 BRs available

240-292-6397 PrivacyWorldGlenmont.com

Studios, 1BRs, 2 BRs Starting at low $1,500's

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301-795-6854 1 Month FREE!*

Waterford Tower 14000 Castle Blvd. Silver Spring, MD 20904

*On Select Apts. Utilities Included! Experience Hi-rise living at its Best!Newly renovated apartment homes are not only stylish and comfortable...they are also enormous & offer stunning views. Call or stop by today and see for yourself!

1 BRs from the $1,200's 3 BRs from the $1,800's 301-289-9607 WaterfordTowerApts.com

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1 Month FREE Rent!* Glenmont Forest 2386 Glenmont Circle Silver Spring, MD 20902

Efficiency apartment for rent. Available for immediate move-in Modern kitchen w/microwave Wall to Wall carpet 2 blocks to Metro Red Line *Ask for Cindy

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Studios Starting at $1059 + elec.

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1BRs starting at $995!*1ST Month Free *Restrictions apply. Call for add'l details. Newly renovated, Garden Style Apts. Close to Silver Spring Metro. All utilities included except electricity. Wallto-wall carpet, individually controlled heat & A/C, electronic entry access, free parking, 24 hr access to Laundry & Fitness Center, and much more!

Spring Garden Apts 8007 Eastern Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910

Rosecroft Mews 2428 Corning Ave Fort Washington, MD 20744

Brinkley House Apartments

3501 Brinkley Road Temple Hills, MD 20748

Hillwood and StoneRidge at Mark Center 5797 - A Rayburn Ave Alexandria, VA 22311

Rosecroft Mews is a hidden gem in Fort Washington Md. Tucked away in a quite neighborhood lies a newly renovated community, you’ll be greeted by our friendly & knowledgeable team. Rosecroft is within minutes of shopping & dining. come see our newly renovated homes & wonderful features.

Brinkley House Apartments is a community admired and one of the area's best rental values. Conveniently located minutes from the beltway at St. Barnabas Rd. near Branch Ave, and Andrews Air Force Base. Just minutes away from Downtown, Old Town and National Airport. We are close to excellent shopping and a straight shot downtown on rte 295.

• FREE Metro Shuttle to Pentagon City • 3 Swimming Pools & 7 Tennis Courts • Fitness Center & Business Center • Controlled access* & cozy fireplace* • Washer/Dryer* • Renovated 1BR, 2BR & 3BR, many with dens

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1,2,3BR's Starting at $899 Second Chance Approval!! 301-630-1300

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Kings Gardens Apartments 6300 S.Kings Hwy Alexandria, VA 22306

Kings Gardens delightfully combines city convenience with suburban charm. This Alexandria address is within a short distance from schools, shopping, and the Huntington Metro Rail Station. Residents enjoy beautiful landscaping and an on-site pool.

1BR-3BR's + Dens Starting at $ 1250

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UP TO 1 MONTH FREE RENT* Park Vue of Alexandria 511 Four Mile Road Alexandria, VA 22305

Glebe House 25 West Glebe Road Alexandria, VA 22305

Luxury high-rise living—at Park Vue of Alexandria! Newly renovated apartment homes featuring lovely views...Alexandria's best-kept secret! New state-ofthe-art fitness ctr and gated parking. Near BRAC at Mark Center, Metro and DC. *Call for details H H H H H

Studios, Furnished, & Unfurnished FREE Cable and HBO FREE 90-Day membership to YMCA FREE WIFI in the business center Prime location minutes to Washington DC, Pentagon, Crystal City, Old Town, Reagan National Airport, Beltway and 395

Studios from $1085 1 Bedrooms from $1250 2 Bedroom/1Bath from $1544

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2 BR/DEN, 1 1/2 BA. AVAILABLE NOW

The Parliaments 7409 Eastmoreland Rd. Annandale, VA 22003

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Studios,1, 2, 3BRs Starting at $1285

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1 Month Free on Select 1 BR Apts!*

Woodbury Park Apts 2335 N. 11th Street #B4 Arlington, VA 22201

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Blocks away from Courthouse Metro Select units with Washer/Dryer On-Site Laundry Facilities Convenient to Clarendon Dining Free Parking for Residents *Call for add'l details

Studio, 1, 2, & 3 BRs Starting at $1083

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Dominion Towers 1201 South Courthouse Rd. Arlington, VA 22204

Shirlington House 4201 S. 31st Street Arlington, VA 22206

Newly renovated apartments in Arlington with the convenience you deserve Dominion Towers is a prime location with a true sense of community featuring new kitchens and baths and new amenity spaces. Just off Columbia Pike, near Pentagon City, downtown DC, historic Alexandria and more. www.DominionTowersApartments.com

• Spacious floor plans • Garage parking available • 24 hour Fitness Center • Convenience store on-site • Convenient public transportation to Metro, Pentagon City & Crystal City • Easy access to I-395 ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIALS!

Studios, 1BRs, 2BRs Starting at $1240

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Specials on Select Apartments

Potomac Towers 2001 North Adams Street Arlington, VA 22201

Dominion Plaza 1200 S Courthouse Rd Arlington, VA 22204

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Newly remodeled apartments Free Parking and Pets Welcome Fitness Center, Pool & Sundeck 24-Hour Front Desk Service 3 Blocks to Court House Metro Minutes to Key Bridge, I-66, & GW Parkway

2 BR special for $1495!* Select Units. Must move in by 3/15/14 Featuring reasonably priced, newly remodeled apartments overlooking scenic Army/Navy Country Club I Parquet hardwood floor or wall-to-wall as avail I Fitness center, pool & sundeck.Business Center I Utilities included

Ask about our rent specials!!!

Monticello Falls Church 7335 Parkwood Court Falls Church, VA 22042

Northgate at Falls Church 450 N. Washington Street Falls Church, VA 22046

Ask about our specials on 2 BRs! • Bright, sunlit rms w/large, energy-effic. windows • Newly remodeled kitchen featuring clean steel appliances & wood cabinets • Swimming Pool and 4 Playgrounds • All Utilities Included • No security deposit • Minutes to Dunn Loring Metro, I-495 and I-66 A new collection of spacious apartments and townhomes. Get unparalled access with on-site shops & restaurants, and East Falls Church Metro just a short walk away. Please email Apartments@NorthgateFallsChurch.com

1-Bedroom fr. the low $1500's 2-Bedroom fr. the low $1800's

703-485-4903 potomactowers.com

Studios from $1145 1-Bedroom from $1295 2-Bedroom from $1495* 703-436-1516 dominionplazaapts.com

1 BRs fr. the mid $1100's 2 BRs fr. the mid $1400's

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Southern Towers 4901 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22301

Linden Park Apartments 3600 Jurgensen Drive Triangle, VA 22172

VISIT US THIS WEEKEND FOR GREAT RENT SPECIALS! H H H H H

Close to Pentagon & I-395 Small pets welcome Convenience store on-site Free on-site parking • Metrobus accessible No security deposit & move-in fees

Open House Feb. 22nd $200 Off the Pro Rate if you move in by the end of February. Linden Park, a spacious, convenient and affordable apartment community, is located just minutes away from shopping and dining, schools, and beautiful parks. We offer 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms with individually-controlled heat and AC.

Studio fr. the high $900's 1-BR fr. the mid $1200's 2-BR fr. the low $1700's

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4 GREAT COMMUNITIES TO CHOOSE FROM! COLONIAL VILLAGE 908 Marcy Ave. • Oxon Hill

PARKVIEW GARDENS 6400 Riverdale Rd. • Riverdale

MAPLE RIDGE 2252 Brightseat Rd. • Landover

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CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS!

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• Minutes from the NEW WEGMANS & COSTCO • Laundry Facilities • Cable Ready

• Gated Community • FREE Internet & Cable* (*1-BR only) • State-of-the-art Fitness

877-219-5017

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CALL NOW FOR OUR FANTASTIC SPECIALS! •FREE Utilities •Minutes to The National Harbor & Brand New TANGER Outlets • • • • • • •

KINGS SQUARE 3402 Dodge Park Road • Landover

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Close to Shopping & Metro HUGE Rooms Large Balconies & Patios Indiv. Heat & A/C Laundry Facilities Pool & Playground • On Bus Line Walk to Elementary School

• Day Care on Premises • Granite Countertops* • Stainless Steel Appliances* • Superb Elementary School Within Walking Distance • Close to Shopping, Bus Lines *Select units only Mon.-Fri. 8-5 • Sat. 10-4 • Sun. 12-4

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Center • Stainless Steel Appliances • Granite Countertops** • Washer & Dryer** • Free Gas (cooking & heat) & Water • Outdoor & Indoor Pools (**Select Units) *Subject to change. Call for more details Mon.-Fri. 8-5 • Sat. 10-4 • Sun. 12-4

FREE 6 WEEK SUMMER CAMP

877-219-5026

FREE MARCH RENT (select units only)

• Spacious Balconies or Patios • Gated Community • Individually Controlled A/C & Heat • Carpet in Select Apartments • Licensed Daycare on Premises • Right across from the NEW WEGMANS & COSTCO • State-of-the-art Fitness Center Mon.-Fri. 8-5 • Sat. 10-4 • Sun. 12-4

(CALL FOR DETAILS)

Brand New Capitol Hill apartments, right on the Metro, moments from everything the Hill offers Open House Sat. & Sun., 12pm - 3pm

Up to two months free rent!* Studio, one and two-bedroom apartments with exceptional features and amenities! Studios starting at $1,525! Great Proximity to the Best of Capitol Hill H Street | Barracks Row | Jenkins Row | Eastern Market Across the street from the Stadium-Armory Metro station Pet friendly | Smoke-free | On-site fitness center

LEASE TODAY!

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1717 East Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC 20003 KennedyRowApts.com | 202.470.1248

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Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments Pet friendly; Large dogs welcome Smoke-free community 24-hour KICK Fitness Center Granite countertops & stainless steel appliances 360 degree views of DC and beyond

SkyHouseDC.com *See Leasing Consultant for details. Must apply by 3/9/14.

1150 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

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NEWLY RENOVATED. TRULY REMARKABLE. ARLINGTON APARTMENTS WITH THE CONVENIENCE YOU CRAVE. Dominion Towers offers a fresh new style and a prime location. Come see the upgraded homes and new amenity spaces. Plus, when you sign a lease, you’ll receive up to one month’s free rent!* Stop by today! *See Leasing Consultant for details. Limited time offer.

1201 South Courthouse Road | Arlington, VA 22204 | 866.981.9872 | DominionTowersApartments.com

DC RENTALS

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MD RENTALS

Glover Park,NW- 2BR 1BA Condo. Quiet Corner Unit Overlooking Park. Hwd Flrs, $2,000 utils incld. Call Lauren 202-497-4483

Washington DC Southeast Roland Park - 4801-15 Texas Ave, SE. Call to make an appointment to see our 1&2 BR, steps from Blue Line. From $805 + cooking gas/elec. 301-559-9111.

$200 Deposit No Matter Credit Approval Type Free Application/Instant Approval Month to Month Lease Ask About Our Credit Program Studio,1,2,3 Bedrooms/Most Utilities CALL TODAY!

Benning Rd Apts - 4952 Benning Rd. SE Spacious 2BR with CAC, Balcony, Off-Street Pkg $1020 + elec. Call 301-559-9111.

MD RENTALS BELTSVILLE Town House 3Br. 2Ba, fenced yard, pvt. pkg, bkyd deck. $1,650/mo. Call 240-6057912

Come Lease Today

CHEVY CHASE - Spacious 1 bedroom, 5 minutes from Metro. Fitness center, pool. Indoor prkg. $1,700/month. Includes utilities Call 301-320-3587

We offer 1, 2, and 3 Large Bedrooms

Southview Apartment Homes

WOODLAND SPRINGS

NE- Huntwood Crt. Under new management. 1BR $760+. 2BR $960+. 5000 Hunt St NE. Bring ad, No application Fee! 202-399-1665 NMI Prop Mgmt. SE-2BDR 1BA apt. newly renov. Sec.8 and Urban League Vouchers-OK. $1300.00. 202-744-2851

SE - 13th St. 2 mins to metro, 2 BR, $875 +utilities. Section 8 okay . 202-388-3900 x15 or 202-438-3499

SE- 3325 Martin Luther King Ave. 1BR, Close to Metro, Secure Building, Laundry Facilities, $750/mon + utilities. Delwin Realty 202-561-4675 SE - A St. 1 and 2 BRs, $950 to $1200 + elec. Small pets under 30lbs okay. W/D in unit,. Section 8 okay. Call 202-388-3900 x15 SE - Furnished room, w2w carpet, CAC/heat, near bus. $165/week. SPECIAL - utilities included. 202-399-0396 or 202-207-5569

SE-Hanover Court. Under new mgmt. 1BR $750+. 2BR $820+. $50 app fee 2412 Hartford St. #202 SE. 202-506-6416 NMI Property Management

Rosecroft Mews

SE - Newly renovated, 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms. Central air and heat. W/D in unit. Section 8 welcome. Starting @ $1200. Call Jerome 202-321-5596

6617 Atwood Street

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HYATTSVILLE- Furn Rm $160/wk + security. Includes all utils inc cable. Near Metro. No pets. 301-675-2016

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HYATTSVILLE, MD - $650 utilities & internet included. Close to public transportation, New Carrollton Metro, walk to shopping. Call 240-355-3161

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PETWORTH, NW DC - Furnished room for rent. Near Petworth station. Utilities included, free cable, TV & internet. Call 202-723-1742

TAKOMA PARK, MD - N/S. $525 Share BA & Kitchen. Pvt entrance. Near Bus. Call 301-448-2363

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A Striking Change to United Club will show off its revamped attack in ’14 season opener

2014 OPENER 7 P.M. Sat.| RFKStadium

Three goals. That’s all D.C. United’s co-leading scorers Luis Silva, Dwayne De Rosario and Kyle Porter each managed to tally in league play in 2013. By contrast, United scored four own goals last season, and Golden Boot winner Camilo Sanvezzo of the Vancouver Whitecaps scored as many goals (22) as the entire D.C. United team. To no one’s surprise, D.C. United’s 2013 season didn’t turn out well. After the team set an all-time league record for fewest goals per game in a regular season (0.65), it was clear that D.C. United needed to revamp its attacking options for the 2014 season — which opens Saturday against the Columbus Crew at RFK Stadium. Gone from the forward ranks are underperforming veterans Lionard Pajoy, Carlos Ruiz and Casey Townsend. Replacing them are U.S. national team striker Eddie Johnson and reliable MLS veter-

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an Fabian Espindola. The team also signed Conor Doyle to a permanent contract. The 22-year-old spent the second half of last season with the club on loan from English side Derby County. Johnson is clearly the focal point of United’s revamped attack, and big things are expected from the 29-year-old.

A one-time MLS and U.S. national team prodigy, Johnson’s career was derailed after a move to English Premier League’s Fulham did not pan out. He didn’t score a single goal for Fulham and spent most of his time in Europe on loan at lesser clubs. Upon his return to MLS, however, Johnson picked up right where he left off. He scored 23 goals over

the past two seasons with the Seattle Sounders and earned back a place with the U.S. national team. But Johnson was unhappy with his contract. While celebrating a goal against Columbus last season, he rubbed his thumbs between his index and middle fingers, yelling “Pay me.” Seattle wouldn’t, but he found a team that would. Now that Johnson’s getting paid, United needs him to continue scoring goals. United hopes Espindola, 28, can become Johnson’s sidekick. With five years in MLS, the Argentine knows the league, and with 28 goals over his past three seasons, he knows how to find the net as well. Of course, it won’t just be up to the strikers to increase United’s goal tally in 2014. Chris Pontius and Nick DeLeon, each of whom endured rough 2013 campaigns, will be expected to chip in as well. So will Silva, who tied for the team lead in goals despite spending only the second half of the season with United. SETH VERTELNEY (FOR EXPRESS)

A Slow Start for Woods at Doral COLLEGE FOOTBALL

In the Running Heisman Trophy winning running backs Rashaan Salaam of Colorado and Ricky Williams, above, of Texas are among the stars making their first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot this year. Some of the other notable first-timers on the ballot released Thursday are Miami linebacker Ray Lewis, USC receiver Keyshawn Johnson and Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch. (AP)

Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday — this time because of the weather, not his back. The opening round of the Cadillac Championship was stopped for more than two hours because of menacing thunderstorms. Woods failed to make a birdie in the 10 holes he played. When the round was suspended by darkness, he hit a wedge some 20 yards short of his target and three-putted from 55 feet on the par-5 10th hole. He was at 2-over par. Harris English finished with a

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Tiger Woods was 2-over par through 10 holes when play was stopped Thursday.

3-under 69 for a share of the lead with Jason Dufner, Hunter Mahan, Francesco Molinari and Patrick Reed, who were set to return Friday morning to complete the first round. Woods walked off after 13 holes Sunday in the Honda Classic because of lower back pain and spasms. Woods, the world’s No. 1 player, withdrew after 13 holes in the final round at the Honda Classic because of lower back pain and spasm. He said he received treatment all week and showed no sign of obvious discomfort in the six holes he played before the suspension. DOUG FERGUSON (AP)

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Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond led the team last year with 21 steals.

Williams Has Nats On the Run Nationals It’s only spring training, but new manager Matt Williams’ philosophies are already beginning to seep into the Nationals’ playing style, and chief among them is aggression on the base paths. That goes beyond simply stealing bases. Williams wants the Nationals to be aggressive when they take an extra base on an offline throw from the outfield, to force opponents to hurry defensively and to get into scoring position with a steal. “We want to apply pressure,” Williams said. In the past, the Nationals didn’t stress the aggressiveness Williams is preaching. “We definitely have the athletes to do what he wants us to do,” outfielder Denard Span said. The Nationals stole 193 bases from 2012 to 2013, tied for 16th in baseball with the New York Mets. Last season, the Nationals stole 88 bases with a 76 percent success rate, tied for seventh in the majors. Ian Desmond led the team last year with 21 steals. To Williams, taking extra bases on hits or fielding miscues is more important than stealing bases “because that’s how you create multiple-run innings and that’s how you get ahead,” he said. JAMES WAGNER (THE WASHINGTON POST )


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TIRED

Decor That’s Not a Snore

Antlers and Taxidermy You think of yourself as rugged and natural. But taxidermy is frankly creepy (ew, those plastic eyeballs!), and antlers feel overdone if you’re not hunkered down in a West Virginia cabin.

It’s disheartening — and dull — when the chick one cubicle over shows up for work in the same Banana Republic dress as you. But such design double takes aren’t reserved for your wardrobe: Seen-ItEverywhere Syndrome can also strike at home. Thanks to the rise of Pinterest, a gazillion decor blogs and, frankly, too many chain stores, the way you outfit your home can now come off as copy-catty as page 9 of the new Pottery Barn catalog and as overplayed as Miley. We’re talking to you, hipster newlyweds with more antlers on the wall than the “Duck Dynasty” family and, you, the chick with 48 ikat pillows who’s never set foot in Istanbul. “You often see the same room over and over again,” says B., the Brooklyn-based dude behind the tumblr, [expletive]your noguchicoffeetable.com. “It’s just kind of ridiculous. Your design should be yours, not something you saw on a blog.” Here’s our highly subjective scoop on how to freshen up your space, no clichés allowed. JENNIFER BARGER (E XPRESS)

JEREMY SORESE (FOR EXPRESS)

Banish tired home trends (antlers, chevrons) with hip tips on dressing your nest

TIRED

INSPIRED

Mid-Century Madness

An Eclectic Mix

We get it — Don Draper is your design soul mate, and Charles and Ray Eames are demi gods. But filling a whole room — or condo — with the iconic style can be sterile not to mention uncomfortable … have you tried sitting on one of those low-slung sofas while you binge-watch Netflix?

Blend classic furnishings like an Eames chair or a teak dresser with more modern stuff for a look that says 2014, not 1964. “These iconic pieces are beautiful,” says B. of F--- Your Noguchi Coffee Table. “It’s just when you put them all together it adds up to a bit much.”

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Feathers Or Driftwood Bring nature inside via a vase of pheasant or peacock feathers (moonlightfeather.com). “Feathers are a nice alternative to fresh flowers,” says D.C. floral designer Sarah von Pollaro of Urban Petals. Also earthy: a chunk of driftwood or a lamp made from the stuff (shown, $225-$295, uncommongoods.com).

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Chevron Everywhere

Blue and White Prints

The V-shaped pattern, usually white with a bright color, has starred on everything from West Elm rugs to Forever 21 tops. Use it at home, and you’ll run the risk of party guests blending into your sofa. “I’m kind of sick of it now,” says local decor blogger Katie del Castillo of Life with a Dash of Whimsy (www.lifewithadashofwhimsy.com). “I’m gravitating toward batik prints.”

All those Portuguese tile makers and people in the Navy are onto something: Blue and white always looks crisp and never truly goes out of fashion. Del Castillo reupholstered a vintage sofa in a royal-on-white ikat print; we like Serena & Lily’s Asian-inflected “Kyoto” pillow cover (shown, $68, serenaandlily.com).


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Gallery Walls Blanketing your walls with dozens of framed vintage postcards or a bunch of family photos can still look cool. But too many ironic — or badly hung — artworks in one space vaults your pad to Sad Clown Painting Gallery status. And do you really want friends to mistake your Petworth group house for a Bed-Stuy loft?

TIRED

Buy Big Art

Overpainting

“It’s not always expensive to buy a larger piece that’ll fill up a wall,” says Christine Gasparich, a Bethesda interior designer (www.christinealice .com). “Keep your eyes peeled at estate sales — the art often comes with a frame.” Or, score a jumbo-yet-affordable print or poster (please, no ubiquitous National Gallery repros) via Print Club Boston (shown, $100 each, jointheprintclub.com).

Just because you found that dresser on the curb doesn’t mean you have to slap a coat of kiwi green enamel on it or stencil the drawers with, ahem, chevrons. “Sometimes people don’t think before they spray or brush,” del Castillo says. “I see a lot of projects that shouldn’t have happened.”

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Vintage or Exotic Painted Pieces A colorful piece, say a red lacquer Chinese stool or a blue-and-white French provincial bed, contrasts with wood or upholstery. Plus, such stuff abounds at estate sales or on Craigslist. For Asian decor, try Abaca Imports (1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria; 703-684-2901).

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‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ (PG) Director: Rob Minkoff Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Zach Callison and Ariel Winter In a Nutshell: The time-traveling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Sherman sets the stor y in motion by letting his classmate Penny (Ariel Winter) use their time machine. In short order, Penny gets stuck in Egypt, where she is betrothed to the boy king Tutankhamun (Zach Callison), forcing Peabody and Sherman to rescue her. A subplot about the dangers of disrupting the space-time continuum will upset aficionados of cinematic time-travel conventions. The question is: Who is this movie for? Certainly not baby boomers who grew up with the series. Their teeth will likely be set on edge by the lowbrow nature of the script. M I C H A E L O ’ S U L L I VA N (THE WASHINGTON POST )

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AMC Mazza Gallerie 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW

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Omar (NR) Academy Award nominee- Best Foreign Language Film!;English Subtitles: 3:00-5:20-7:40-9:50 Bethlehem (NR) English Subtitles;Winner- 6 Israeli Academy Awards!: 2:405:00-7:20-9:40 The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu) (PG-13) English Subtitles;Oscar nominee- in Japanese: 2:00-9:30; (!) 4:30-7:00

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AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 800 Shoppers Way

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300: Rise of an Empire 3D (R) RealD 3D: (!) 6:30-7:15-11:15

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Over the past 14 months, I’ve lost nearly 90 pounds, and have finally reached my goal weight. I’m going to reward myself now with a new sexier wardrobe, and, of course, a new pair of shoes. Please help me find something suitable for the new me. — ERIN

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Design Deals, Racked Up IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR when women across D.C. peer into their closets

and say, “Out with the old, and in with the new clothes for up to 90 percent off.” The highly anticipated Gilt City warehouse sale takes place Saturday at Long View Gallery (1234 Ninth St. NW; 202-232-4788, giltcity.com/dc). Expect steep discounts on luxury brands like Zac Posen, Missoni and Cynthia Rowley along with complementary drinks and snacks.

Manolo says congratulations on this significant achievement. The Manolo indeed knows how difficult it is to fight the Battle of the Bulging Spare Tire Around the Middle Parts of The Body. Sadly, the Manolo has not only been genetically cursed with the unsvelte body of Falstaffian proportions, but he has long had the robust and epicurean appetites, meaning he enjoys the double helpings of his stuffed

A Leg Upper FEW THINGS ARE HANDIER AT HOME than a stool, which can act as a perch for your travel magazines or a spot for an extra guest at dinner. Serena & Lily’s new dip-painted versions ($58-$68, serenaandlily.com) are both functional and fashionable. The punchy, tribal-gonemod babies come with gams dipped in either blue or yellow paint. They’d also look swell holding bath towels or a martini.

Good Enough To Sleep VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS dancing in your

head? You probably dozed off on a snack foodshaped pillow ($65 each, uncommongoods .com). Bonus: The clever creations of photographer Ronda J. Smith can serve as a bedtime snack sans calories.

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doormouses and honeyed hummingbird tongues. Far worse, the Manolo’s idea of exercise is the languorous stroll around the farmer’s market and the vigorous sipping of Kir Royales at the sidewalk café, followed by the afternoon nap, the set of activities he refers to as “crosstraining.” This is why when the Manolo has gone on the diet, he has often sought out the role models, the person whose body the Manolo wishes he had. Of course, the Manolo will never be as thin or buff as the Hollywood star. At the moment, his current “thinspiration” is Henry VIII, whom the Manolo considers to have the achievable body type. Here is the Macee from the Sigerson Morrison ($495, saksfifthavenue .com), the cutout suede peep-toe booty in the black, perfect for the new you! Ask the Manolo a question at manolo@shoeblogs.com. Visit the Manolo at shoeblogs.com.


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O’Neal for launching a crowdfunding campaign to pay for the sequel to his 1994 video game “Shaq Fu.” O’Neal is seeking to raise $450,000 on Indiegogo to fund “Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.” By Thursday afternoon, he had raised more than $17,000.

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“If Churchill can beat Hitler while taking afternoon siestas, you can take a quick break from that TPS report.” — MATT McFARLAND AT WASHINGTONPOST.COM rallies for

daytime naps in the office, and uses Winston Churchill’s sleep schedule to fight anti-napping propaganda that suggests most people are too busy to nap.

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contribution to a meme inspired by a Twitter post from British Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron’s pic shows him on the phone with the caption “I’ve been speaking to @BarackObama about the situation in Ukraine. We are united in condemnation of Russia’s actions.” Stewart joined other celebrities by posting his own photo in the same manner, but instead of a phone, he’s holding a canister of antibacterial wipes.


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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You may be at the center of something that you don’t fully understand, but it can be quite enjoyable nonetheless. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Risks today may come in strange forms, and at strange times. You’ll want to protect your head, of course, and your extremities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You may be going down a very peculiar road, Taurus! It’s a good day to consider the advice a loved one is giving you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Your understanding of family history will serve you well, as you come up with unexpected answers to long-standing questions. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You may have to communicate in a clandestine way for part of the day, until you know your info has been imparted with no security leaks.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You’ve been in the same place many times before, but this time it seems somehow different. Stick to the game plan. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You may find yourself gravitating toward one who is doing things you have resisted doing in the past. Your perspective is changing. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) If it falls to you to lead others through difficult terrain, you can do so in a way that keeps everyone lighthearted and optimistic.

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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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’re making a big mistake if you think that the ends truly justify the means; how you do things is very important right now.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You don’t want to stop doing what you’re doing until it yields the results you have been anticipating. Timing is important.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your motives and methods may come under some scrutiny. You can point to the results you get, and your critics should back off.

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lookout puzzles Crossword 1 Solid home base 5 Tilts to one side 10 Developer’s reference 14 “And miles ___ before I sleep” (Frost) 15 Hawaii “hi” 16 Prevalent 17 Secured, as a victory 18 Mortise’s woodworking mate 19 Desktop graphic 20 Tyrannizing 23 Lummoxes 24 Forgets to mention 25 Like a CIA operation 28 Some former tadpoles 30 Singletons 31 Tablet maker of note 33 Weep 36 Game you can lose only once 40 Winter clock setting in Vt.

41 Arachnids found in dust 42 Make up ground 43 Waxy buildup site 44 Start of Richard III’s plea 46 Plug projection 49 Gold measurement 51 Not knowing one’s head from one’s tail 57 Iris locale 58 Like a turkey’s wattle 59 Get ___ a good thing 60 “Dadgummit!” 61 Counting everything 62 Common Maine tree 63 “If all ___ fails ...” 64 Achieve harmony 65 Hasenpfeffer, e.g.

DOWN 1 Show signs of life 2 Centers of activity 3 Like fine wines

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34 He gave us a lift 35 Nota ___ (take notice) 37 Insect stage 38 Common inhalant 39 Diva’s selfindulgences 43 Make one’s blood boil 44 Diamondshaped pattern 45 Was afflicted with 46 Overly proper person

47 Be in competition with 48 Parts, as a curtain 49 Groucho Marx prop 50 Viewpoint 52 “Heat of the Moment” band 53 “You ___?” (butler’s question) 54 Group of troops 55 Fewer than few 56 Was told about

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TODAY IN HISTORY

1926 1936 1975

Fill in each column, row and 3x3 box with the digits 1 through 9 without repeating any. The twist in Samurai Sudoku is that the digits that appear in the overlapping boxes must work for both puzzles. A piece of advice to get you started: Don’t focus on completing one grid at a time. Keep the whole puzzle in mind as you go, because filling in a number in one grid could give you clues to another.

The first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversations take place between New York and London.

Adolf Hitler orders his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact.

The Senate revises its filibuster rule, allowing 60 senators to limit debate in most cases, instead of the old rule of twothirds of senators present.

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It Ended When He Kept Insisting That She Was Mary-Kate Despite Vast Evidence to the Contrary A tell-all book called “Cycle of Lies, The Fall of Lance Armstrong” claims the cyclist dated Ashley Olsen when she was 21 and he was 36, Radar Online reported. His handlers warned him away from her, saying that dating her could damage his then-wholesome image. The relationship purportedly lasted a few months. (EXPRESS)

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WEIRD SIMILES

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